KANO ELECTIONS PETITION TRIBUNAL WARNS POLITICIANS

The Governorship/National and State Houses of Assembly petition Tribunal has been inaugurated in Kano on Thursday by Justice Nayai Aganaba who is the Chairman of the Election Petition Tribunal. The Chairman of the tribunal who inaugurated a three man committee comprising of his humble self, and two other members, namely; justice Ashu Augustine Ewah and Mustapha Tijjani assured that there would be no external influence in dispensing Justice to all the election petition before them. Aganaba admonished all the lawyers involved to conduct themselves in accordance to the ethics of…

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SO SAD!!! MR IBU DOWN WITH STROKE

Mr. Ibu This is not the best time for the Nollywood industry as comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu has been struck down by stroke. It was gathered that Mr Ibu had been down for a while and had asked Nigerians to pray for his quick recovery. The sickness was said to have started shortly after the 57-year old actor returned from a trip to Owerri. Actors Guild of Nigeria’s President, Emeka Rollas however said that the Enugu State-born actor is fast recovering, The Nation reports.

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APPEAL COURT SACKS GOMBE ASSEMBLY MEMBER-ELECT

The Court of Appeal sitting in Jos, Plateau, has sacked Mrs Rabi Daniel, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Assembly Member-elect for Billiri East Constituency of Gombe State. The Court further asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to present certificate of return to Mr Rambi Iyalah as the duly elected member. Daniel was said to have lost to Iyalah during the PDP Primary, held on Oct. 4, 2018. Judicial symbol Iyalah was also reported to have defeated Daniel with 25 against 24 votes at the primary. Mr Jacob…

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BOY, 9 WINS NATIONAL MATHEMATICAL COMPETITION

Enwere-Kingsley Ikenna (9) of Cuddy Kids School, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos on Thursday emerged overall winner of the 16th Annual National Mathematics Competition (ANMC). Enwere -Kingsley Ikenna, Winner of16th NTIC Annual National Mathematics Competition, his teacher and Principal, NTIC Ogun Chapter, Mr Ercan Yilmaz, during the prize giving and award ceremony on Thursday in Lagos Reports have it that Ikenna won gold medal, scoring 98.85 per cent to defeat 39,518 candidates who participated in the competition in the 36 states of the Federation , including the Federal Capital Territory. The competition, organised…

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17-YR OLD GIRL WOUNDED AFTER BEING MOLESTED FOR SEX BY MAN IN ABUJA, SEE PIX

17-year-old girl named Ochanya Samson from Benue state, has been left seriously injured after being molested and assaulted by a man in Abuja. According to Bakia T Thomas, the teenage girl has gone through prostitution and rape in a bid to survive after it was claimed that her baby which she had at 15, was allegedly sold by her uncles for N500,000. Read the report shared by Bakia T Thomas on Facebook; I need urgent advice please. We met Ochanya Samson yesterday evening, 17years of age from Benue State. Seriously…

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POLICE DISMISSES INSPECTOR FOR KILLING KOLADE JOHNSON

The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed an officer, Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, after he was found guilty of killing Kolade Johnson. The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, Mr Bala Elkana, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. “At the conclusion of the trial, the first defaulter, Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, was found guilty of discreditable conduct by acting in a manner prejudicial to discipline and unbecoming of members of the force by shooting and killing Kolade Johnson; Unlawful and Unnecessary exercise of authority by using unnecessary violence, by using AK…

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MAN KILLS 18-YR OLD WIFE A MONTH AFTER WEDDING, SEE WHY

26-year-old man identified as Aminu Inuwa of Unguwar Jakada in Kano, has been apprehended after he killed his 18-year-old wife for ‘being disobedient’ one month after their wedding. The suspect who buried his wife Safara’u in the matrimonial home, was nabbed after he approached a neighbour with series of questions on how to bury a corpse and the Islamic injunction on whoever kills a human being. Community leaders in the area who stormed the man’s house after the incident was reported, found blood-stained shovel and digger beside what appeared to be…

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WE’VE RECOVERED 29BILLION FROM DEBTORS OF LIQUIDATED BANKS – NDIC

The Managing Director of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation ( NDIC ), Umaru Ibrahim has said that, the corporation has so far recovered N29 billion from debtors of liquidated deposit money bank, microfinance banks and primary mortgage banks. He said that NDIC insured limits of N500, 000 for depositors in deposit money banks, non-interest bank and primary mortgage banks and N200, 000 for depositors in microfinance banks currently covers 95 percent of depositors across the country, 96.8 million accounts and 97.63 percent of the entire accounts in the banking system. Addressing…

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FG CLEARS THE AIR OVER NZESCO, AFTERMATH OF NASS REVELATIONS

John Ameh, Abuja The Presidency on Wednesday made a clarification on the status of Nigeria SEZ Investment Company Limited or Nigeria Special Economic Zones Company Limited, saying that it was an incorporated special purpose vehicle to drive Made in Nigeria products for exports. It stated that NZESCO/Project MINE (Made in Nigeria for Exports) was a presidential initiative to achieve the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery & Growth Plan by developing Special Economic Zones for the country’s envisaged industrial revolution. NZESCO has lately generated controversies, forcing the Presidency to make the clarification…

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BILYAMINU BELLO’S MURDER: COURT DISMISSES KILLER WIFE’S NO CASE SUBMISSION

Fikayo Olowolagba  An FCT High Court in Maitama on Thursday dismissed a no-case submission made by Maryam Sanda, accused of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, and ordered her to enter her defence. Ruling on the submission on Thursday, the trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu held that from the preponderance of evidence of all the prosecution witnesses, a thick cloud has been formed by the prosecution making it important to call the other side to make their case. “The submission of no-case to answer by Maryam Sanda, the first defendant, is…

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