MEET THE IYALOJA OF COMPUTER VILLAGE

By IFEANYI NDIOMEWESE:- Nigeria’s foremost ICT market — Computer Village, Ikeja — used to be under the leadership of the Computer and Allied Product Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), headed by Ahmed Ojikutu. However, with rumours of an impending installation of an Iyaloja and Balaloja (traditional market leaders) in the famous market, it appeared there was going to be a shake up in that managerial structure as we well know it. Techpoint visited the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos last week Friday and discovered that the installation of both Iyaloja…

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MINISTERS STILL OPERATING BANK ACCOUNTS NOT COVERED BY TSA – FUGITIVE MAINA

Former chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has resurfaced with corruption allegations against serving officials in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Maina, a fugitive declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleged that some top government officials are still operating bank accounts not linked to the Treasury Single Account (TSA). TSA is a public accounting system using a single account, or a set of linked accounts by government to ensure all revenue receipts and payments are done through a Consolidated Revenue…

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15-YRBOLD BOY HAD HIGHEST SCORE IN UTME

A 15-year-old boy, Ekele Franklin from Imo State, has emerged the overall best candidate in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) conducted between April 11 and April 15. Franklin, who made University of Lagos his first choice, scored 347 and may not be admitted because of his age. The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at a news conference to announce the release of the results in Abuja on Saturday. Emmanuel Chidebube, a 16-year-old boy from Abia State, came second with…

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GANDUJE DEPLOYS HEAVILY ARMED PERSONNEL TO KANO EMIR’S PALACE

There is currently a deployment of heavily armed policemen around Kano Emir’s Palace and personal residents of some senior council members of the emirate, Daily Trust observed. Our reporter observed that about 10 Police Hilux Vans, which conveyed security personnel to the place, were stationed at Kofar Kudu emir’s palace, another 10 around personal residence of Chief of Staff to the Emir of Kano Malam Muhammadu Sanusi along Iyaka road. Further observation showed that another 10 police patrol vehicles were stationed at the main entrance of Kano State Government House,…

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VETERAN FILM MAKER, EDDIE UGBOMAH IS DEAD

Nigerian filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah, has died at a private hospital in Lagos. Shuaibu Hussein, disclosed this in a message sent on Saturday. ‘I have the permission of the Chair of the Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee Alhaji Adedayo Thomas (DG, NFVCB) to break the news of the passage into eternity of the Veteran Filmmaker Chief Eddie Ugbomah, OON. “The veteran filmmaker died an hour ago at the hospital where he was scheduled to undergo a surgery on Monday. “Sad..but we totally submit to the Almighty,” the message reads. Details…

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GANDUJE IS KANO’S WORST EVER GOVERNOR- EMIR SANUSI’S DAUGHTER

Following the creation of four new emirates by Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, the Emir of Kano’s daughter, took to Instagram to bare her mind. In the post which has, though been taken down but reposted by her sister, Princess Fulani Siddika, Shahida described Governor Ganduje as “Kano’s worst curse” In yet another post, Shahida wrote “The moment a king decides to restrict himself for fear of losing power, he dethrones himself…” Obviously in agreement with the whole post, Fulani Sidikka, wrote: “I don’t have anything more to say actually!…

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SEE PICS FROM ACTOR JOHN DUMELO’S WHITE WEDDING

Popular Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo, will today hold his white wedding with his wife Gifty Mawuenya. The wedding, which will be attended strictly by invitation, is scheduled to take place outside Accra. John Dumelo and his wife welcomed their first child last year. Gifty had her bridal shower with her friends and her best friend Nadia Buari didn’t miss it for anything. Watch video of John Dumelo putting his cars and mansion on display ahead of his white wedding below; Source: http://kikiotolu.com/john-dumelo-white-wedding-today/

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ACF SPEAKS ON THE POSSIBILITY OF SOKOTO GOVT SPLITTING SOKOTO EMIRATE

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said it would not be surprised if the Sokoto State Government decides to split its emirates. Anthony Sani, Secretary-General of ACF, expressed this fear in a chat with The Interview, a political magazine. Recall that the Kano State government had created four new emirates as follows: Gaya, Bichi, Karaye and Rano; bringing the total number of Emirates in the state to five. Asked if he thought Sokoto, the last emirate standing, would also be broken up, Sani said: “I cannot tell precisely because governance and traditions…

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CHRIS ATTOH TWEETED ABOUT HIS WIFE 30MINS AFTER SHE was KILLED

Chris Attoh tweeted about his ‘shaky’ marriage, 30 minutes after his wife Bettie Jennifer was shot dead in Maryland, United States. Recall that we reported that Bettie Jennifer was shot dead on Friday around 5pm, and was pronounced dead when police arrived at the crime scene. Chris Attoh and Bettie Jenifer married at a ceremony in Accra October 2018. This was shortly after divorcing his first wife, Nigerian actor DamiloIa Adegbite, with whom he has a son. Last week, Chris Attoh sparked speculation on social media that all was not well…

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