- HOW I CONTRIBUTED TO HUNGER AND POVERTY IN NIGERIA – DINO MELAYE
Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, has said that he and other political elites are responsible for the poverty and hunger in the country. The controversial Kogi senator stated this while speaking as one of the panelists at the Osasu Show Symposium in Abuja, themed ‘The new economy and its impact on less privilege citizens’, over the weekend.
Melaye said politics being played by the elite is responsible for poverty and hunger in Nigeria, and both ills have no political party. Melaye added that the ills facing Nigeria have no political party, and must be tackled by everyone.
- OKOROCHA IS A FILTHY SODOMITE, ONE-LEGGED RITUALIST – FANI-KAYODE
Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former aviation Minister has lashed out at Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state for the deaths recorded during the demolition of the popular Eke-Ukwu market in Owerri, the state capital.
Fani-Kayode tweeted: “When will this pot-bellied illiterate, this filthy sodomite, this one-legged ritualist and this ravenous beast stop killing people in Imo?
“Calling a mass murderer a mass murderer,a racist a racist,a bigot a bigot,a monster a monster and a tyrant a tyrant is NOT hate speech.
“It is called speaking truth to power and it is the life-blood of democracy. Anyone that thinks otherwise needs to go back to school.”
- TOP BOKO HARAM COMMANDER SURRENDERS TO BORNO STATE
A top commander of Boko Haram, Auwal Ismaeela, has surrendered to the Nigerian army in Borno State.
Ismaeela reportedly played a major role, in the abduction of the more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, in 2014.
The army says the Boko Haram commander, who is now being interrogated, confessed to taking part in the killings of youths in Madagali, Adamawa State and other parts of the North East.
He has however, promised to help security agencies with useful information, about the location of other commanders of the sect.
- LAGOS RESTATES COMMITMENT TO FAIR SALES OF LAKE RICE, PROVIDES HELP LINES
The Lagos State Government has restated its commitment to ensure fairness in the sales of the Lake Rice product at all designated retail centres across the State. In doing this, the state provided help lines – 08023818565 and 08033058697 – through which residents can make inquiries and channel complaints about availability and sales of the product.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau made this known over the weekend while reviewing report of the sales of the product from designated centres noted that the help lines will avail government the opportunity to have firsthand feedback on happenings at the various sales centres with a view to quickly address any issues if any..
The Commissioner task workers at designated sales centres on customer satisfaction, sounding a note of warning that complaints from residents on poor services at any centre will be treated seriously.
- SOUTH-SOUTH, SOUTH-EAST GOVERNORS MEET IN RIVERS
Governors of south-south and south-east states have held a strategic meeting in Rivers State to collectively brainstorm on the possible way forward for both regions.
The meeting, which was held at the Government House in Port Harcourt, had in attendance Governors of Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Delta, Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Abia States.
While Governors of Bayelsa, Anambra, Edo and Cross-River States were represented by their deputies.
Shortly before entering a closed door meeting, the Governors said the collaborative efforts of south-south and southeast state governments has become necessary in order to address years of marginalization suffered by both regions.
- CHARLY BOY, OTHER PROTESTERS STORM EFCC, ASK FG TO REPATRIATE DIEZANI
Charles Oputa, known as Charly Boy, and other protesters on Monday stormed the offices of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja to demand the repatriation of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke.
Diezani served under former President Goodluck Jonathan, is being investigated for a series of multi-billion dollar fraud and money laundering offences in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and America.
Recall that, court in Nigeria has ordered the forfeiture of some properties linked to the former minister which are believed to have been acquired with stolen wealth .
Diezani’ s associates and co -conspirators, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore , have also been linked to corrupt practices worth billions of dollars .
- OLUBADAN, LADOJA ABSENT AS AJIMOBI INSTALLS 21 NEW KINGS IN IBADAN
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso 1 and a former Governor of Oyo State who is also the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja were among major personalities absent on Sunday at the coronation of 21 newly elevated beaded crown Obas in Ibadan, the state capital.
The event which took place amids heavy security presence, was attended by the state governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi, members of his cabinet among others.
Ajimobi who presided over the crowning ceremony said he had nothing against the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, who was not at the ceremony, adding that the appointment of the new kings followed due process. According to the governor, the Olubadan would be addressed as His Imperial Majesty, while members of the Olubadan–in-Council, who were also elevated to kingship status, would be addressed as ‘‘your royal majesties.’’
- NIGERIAN POLICE DECLARE SENATOR MISAU WANTED OVER ALLEGATION AGAINST IGP
The Nigerian Police Force have said that Senator Isah Hamma Misau is wanted for being a deserter from the organisation and that he will be arrested for the crime and possible forgery of a retirement letter.
It was the twist in the financial allegation slammed against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris by the Senator, who claimed that Idris diverted N10billion income made by the police.
The police responded by not only disclaiming the allegation, but also claiming that Senator Isah Mamman Misau deserted his post in Niger state seven years ago as a Deputy Superintendent.
According to the police, Misau still exists on the Nigeria Police Force Officers Staff List as AP. No 57300 DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman.
The police said the retirement letter which the Senator showed journalists may have been forged.
- WHY I AM AGAINST RESTRUCTURING – OBASANJO
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has distanced himself from the clamour for the restructuring of Nigeria by some section of Nigerians. Obasanjo, who faulted the call said what Nigeria needs now is not restructuring of the country but that of individual mentality.
He made his stance known on the sidelines of the African Leadership Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former President said Nigerians should restructure their minds before calling for restructuring of the country.
He further stated that, Nigerians’ focus should be on how to include everyone in a nation that is already well endowed.
- ‘2 BOKO HARAM FACTIONS READY TO ASSIST FG CAPTURE SHEKAU’
Abdulkadir Abubakar, a former commander of the dreaded Boko Haram group has revealed that two factions of the Boko Haram sect are ready to dialogue with the Federal Government to bring Shekau to book.
Abubakar, also known as Abu Muhammad, was the chief intelligence officer of the Boko Haram group and one of its top commanders, until his arrest in June by the military in Buni Yadi in Gujba local government area of Yobe State.
According to him, Shekau, whose capture, dead or alive, the military high command has ordered, has been the major obstacle to peace, since the insurgency began in 2009 and that with the two factions, Shekau will be apprehended in no distance time.