BUHARI, APC HAS BEGUN CLAMPDOWN ON ONLINE MEDIA – PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION

By The Herald NG January 12, 2018 The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) is insisting on freedom of the press in Nigeria and demands the immediate release of Timothy (Tim) Elombah, the detained journalist and Editor of United Kingdom (UK) based online news platform, Elombah.com by Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris. Tim has been held for the eleventh day now since his arrest alongside his brother Daniel Elombah, a UK based Lawyer and Publisher of Elombah.com, in the wee hours of New Year Day in their…

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HOW I GAINED MY RELEASE BY KEMI OLUNLOYO

Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo who regained freedom after spending 90 days in Port-Harcourt Maximum Prison has cried out to Cameroonian singer and cosmetic entrepreneur, Dencia. Kemi was sent back to prison sometime in October for allegedly defaming Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries. Kemi who credited Charlyboy for securing her release from prison had called on the federal government to decongest the Port-Harcourt prisons. She wrote: “I have been released from Port Harcourt maximum prison for the third time in 12 months. To the Federal government of Nigeria, pls decongest…

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HOW I LOST 1.2BIL TO A PASTOR AND FAKE OIL BUSINESS – EX- NIGERIAN FOOTBALL, WILSON ORUMA

How I Lost N1.2billion To Fake Pastor” – Ex -Super Eagles Midfielder Reveals Former Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oruma, has suffered a relapse of the emotional disorder that bugged him six years ago after he was defrauded by a clergy man and some fake oil businessmen, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Oruma, also the Golden Eaglets’ 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup winning captain, was lured into a fake oil business in December 2012 in which he invested a whopping sum of N1.2billion without proper consultation after retiring from football.‎ And he consequently lost…

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ABIA GOV IKPEAZU SAYS NO LAND FOR CATTLE COLONY IN HIS STATE

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has rejected plans by the federal government to establish “cattle colonies” for Fulani Herdsmen and their cows in Abia State. In a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, the Governor stated that Abia state will not cede any part of her territory to Fulani herdsman as colony for cattle. According to Governor Ikpeazu; “we reject any plan to establish cattle colonies for herdsmen in Abia State. “We don’t have enough land for our agricultural activities and our people want more…

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MAN LOSES 11-YR OLD MARRIAGE AFTER IMPREGNATING ANOTHER WOMAN

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Friday dissolved an 11-year marriage between Elizabeth Shofunde and her husband, Babatunde, who impregnated another woman. The President of the court, Mr Akin Akinniyi, in his judgment, said it appeared that the estranged couple were tired of the marriage as all efforts to reconcile them had failed. “Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage. “The marriage between Elizabeth Shofunde and Babatunde Shofunde is hereby dissolved today, both parties henceforth cease to…

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DASUKIGATE: OLISAH METUH LOSES AT SUPREME COURT

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal bordering on the validity of two of the money laundering charges instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, and his company, Destra Investments Limited. In a unanimous judgment of its five-man panel, the Supreme Court on Friday described the appeal filed on behalf of Destra Investments Limited as “storm in the teacup.” Justice Kumai Akaahs, who read the lead judgment of the apex court,…

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PATIENCE JONATHAN LOSES BID TO RECLAIM HER 5.9MILLION DOLLARS IN SKYE BANK

Oladimeji Ramon The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Friday upheld the decision of the Federal High Court in Lagos, which ordered the interim forfeiture of a sum of $5.9m found in Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s Skye Bank account. The appellate court, in a lead judgment by Justice Mojeed Owoade, threw out the ex-President’s wife’s appeal challenging the forfeiture of the funds to the Federal Government. It held that the appeal lacked merit. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos had, in April last year, ordered the temporary…

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BUHARI MEETS SIX NORTHERN GOVS

BREAKING: Buhari meets El-Rufai, six other Northern govs Punch Newspapers / Olalekan Adetayo / 1 hour ago Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Seven state governors from the Northern part of the country on Friday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. All the governors were elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The governors are those from Kaduna, Yobe, Kogi, Niger, Plateau, Adamawa and Kano States. Details later.  

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BREAKING: PRESIDENCY CLAIMS YUSUF BUHARI DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, who was involved in a bike accident in Abuja on December 26, 2017 has been discharged from the hospital. The President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed the development on Friday on his Twitter handle and Facebook page. “Yusuf Muhammadu Buhari has been discharged from Cedarcrest Hospitals, Abuja. Read full statement released today by the hospital. “Wish him a complete and speedy recovery,” Ahmad wrote. The Presidency had, earlier in the day, issued a statement indicating that Yusuf’s health had…

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SURGEON FINED FOR WRITING HIS INITIALS ON PATIENT’S LIVERS

A surgeon who admitted branding his initials on the livers of two patients undergoing transplants at a British hospital was fined Friday and sentenced to carry out unpaid community work. Simon Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam machine to burn his initials on the organs of two anaesthetised victims in February and August 2013. “What you did was an abuse of power and a betrayal of trust that these patients had invested in you,” judge Paul Farrer told him at Birmingham Crown Court. Bramhall was sentenced to a 12-month community…

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