Date
January 21, 2020

BREAKING: Nine Imo lawmakers defect to APC

lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, defected to the All Progressives Congress from Peoples Democratic Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, and Action Action.   The lawmakers who defected are Authur Egwim (Ideato North) from AA to APC; Chyna Iwuanyanwu(Nwangele), PDP; Chidiebere Ogbunikpa(Okigwe), PDP; Obinna Okwara(Nkwerre), AA; and Paul Emeziem (Onuimo) also from PDP to APC.   Others are Ekene Nnodimele (Orsu) from APGA to APC, Johnson Duru (Ideato South), AA; Ngozi Obiefule (Isu) AA; and Heclus Okorocha (Ohaji/Egbema) from PDP to APC. The speaker, Collins Chiji, read their letters of defection on Tuesday.   The plenary is currently ongoing.   Details later…   [Read]

BREAKING: Imo deputy speaker resigns

  The Deputy Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Okey Onyekanma, has resigned.   His letter of resignation was read by the speaker of the house during plenary on Tuesday.   Onyekanma equally resigned as the Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business.   The plenary is currently ongoing. [Read]

Supreme Court Affirms Ahmadu Fintiri’s Election As Adamawa Governo

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has affirmed the election of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state in the March 9, 2019 governorship poll.   Delivering the judgement on Tuesday in Abuja, the apex court dismissed the petition filed by Muhammed Bindow, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against Fintiri, who is the PDP candidate in the election. [Read]

Supreme Court Upholds Samuel Ortom’s Election As Benue Governor

FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA ABUJA.   21-01-2020.   JIME Vs ORTOM.   The supreme court has affirmed the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state .In their unanimous judgement ,the court dismissed the appeal for totally lacking in merit, availing that ,the appellant has failed to prove the case of none compliance against the respondent.   They upheld the ruling of the tribunal.   The seven man panel of Justices that sat on the case are ;   Hon. Justice Olabode Rhodes-vivour   Hon. Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta   Hon. Justice musa Dattijo Muhammad   Hon. Justice Amiru sanusi   Hon. Justice Amina Adamu Augie   Hon. [Read]

Obasanjo Unveils Garment Factory In Abeokuta, Harps On Entrepreneurial Skills

The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has unveiled a garment factory, in partnership with a UK – based Nigerian, Abisade Adenubi. The factory, located inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta, Ogun State, would focus on production of a local fabric known as Adire, common among Egba people.   While unveiling the factory christened “Heritage Apparels”, Obasanjo said Adenubi had taken his initiative which he started to a greater heights and urged other entrepreneurs to emulate her.   “Wherever I am working, I cannot say it is not good. After the initiative from me, the one who has taken it to greatest height is this young woman, Abisade, and [Read]

Buhari: It Would Have Been Major Blow If APC Lost Kano, Plateau

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said it would been disastrous for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, if it had lost the politically strategic states, of Kano and Plateau at the Supreme Court.   President Buhari stated this in his congratulatory message to the APC over the Supreme Court judgement that upheld the elections of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong, Plateau State.   The President felicitated with APC National Executive Council, National Working Committee and all members for the loyalty and consistency that translated into many victories, particularly the politically strategic states, Kano and Plateau, after tough legal challenges.   Buhari said: “I am glad this [Read]

Amotekun: Osun Residents Demonstrate, Declare Support For Operation Amotekun

Residents of Osun State have staged a peaceful rally in Osogbo, the state capital to declare their support for the controversial Southwest Security outfit codenamed “Operation Amotekun.”   They also commended Southwest governors on the initiative and declared that Operation Amotekun would stand the test of time.   Amid chant of solidarity songs, the residents marched from Nelson Mandela Freedom Park through Oke-fia to Oja Oba in Osogbo. Other demonstrators seized the rally to sensitise members of the public on the need to support the regional security outfit.   Speaking with AMILOADED correspondent in Osogbo, the Chairman, Yoruba World Congress Osun State Chapter, and convener of the peaceful rally, Dr [Read]

”Enjoy your youth but don’t destroy your future” – Naira Marley advises Marlians

Controversial Nigerian Singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley took a rare action yesterday as he dished out some words of advice for his teeming fans who are known as MARLIANS.   The ‘Opotoyi‘ Singer told his fans to enjoy their youth but should desist from what might destroy their future   His tweet reads ; As a Marlian u have to enjoy your youth but don’t destroy your future   As a Marlian u have to enjoy your youth but don’t destroy your future.   — nairamarley (@officialnairam1) January 20, 2020   This comes as a surprise because Naira Marley has been deemed a ‘bad influnce’ by many [Read]

I’m Not Bothered If ‘Operation Amotekun’ Will Cost Me Second Term Ambition –Akeredolu

Akeredolu, who is Chairman of South West Governors Forum, said he was only on the path of national cohesion with the collaborative internal security by the formation of Amotekun and not for any political ambition.Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said that he is not disturbed over whether ‘Operation Amotekun’ may affect his chances of getting a second term in office.   Akeredolu, who is Chairman of South West Governors Forum, said he was only on the path of national cohesion with the collaborative internal security by the formation of Amotekun and not for any political ambition.   In a statement by his spokesman, Donald Ojogo, the Ondo State [Read]

Parents, Students Lament High ‘Acceptance Fee’ In Public Universities

Parents and some newly admitted students have decried multiple charges by public universities in the country, payment of high ‘acceptance fees’ alongside other moneys demanded during registration. Daily Trust reports that many federal and state universities charge over N50,000 from each prospective student as acceptance fee prior to “screening” that will pave way for the student to register. In some universities, the money paid for registration is between N35,000 and N40,000. This is besides what they pay as registration which comes with different subheadings.   Officials in some universities said acceptance fee is meant to confirm that prospective students have accepted the admission offered them and are willing to proceed [Read]

Malami Asks Makinde To Dissolve LG Caretaker Chairmen

Malami asks Makinde to dissolve LG caretaker chairmen   …We’ve not seen the letter ―Makinde   The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has directed the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to reverse himself over the dissolution of local government administration in the State.   The directive was contained in a letter to the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Oyo State, Prof. Oyewo Oyelowo dated 14 January 2020.   The letter marked HAGF/OYO/2020/Vol.I/I. was entitled, “Unconstitutionality of dissolution of elected local government councils and appointment of caretaker committee: the urgent need for compliance with extant judicial decisions”   The AGF said, in [Read]

Rema Reveals He Just Had His First Kiss

Rema reveals he Just had his first kiss   Nigerian singer, Rema has taken to Twitter to reveal that he just had his first kiss, though some fans disagree with the star singer.   Being one of the top singers in the country, many for sure would expect Rema to get a lot of attention from ladies, and declaring he is just getting a bit intimate with a lady, seems hard to believe for manThe singer who is hardly active on social media took to his Twitter page to announce that he just had his first kiss.   He wrote on Twitter:   Just had my first kiss �   [Read]

Mompha Re Arrested By Nigeria Police Force In New Broda Shaggi Comedy Skit

You already know that flamboyant Nigerian big boy Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, was arrested late last year. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) say he was arrested on Friday 18, October 2019 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his way to Dubai Emirate following [a] series of intelligence reports received by the Commission. The authorities say the moneybag perpetrates his fraudulent activities under the guise of being a bureau de change operator.   Though Mompha has regained his freedom, he has been re arrested by the Nigeria Police Force but if course, only in a new Broda Shaggi comedy skit. [Read]

PDP Secretly Inciting Imo Lawmakers To Impeach Me- Uzodinma

Imo Governor Hope Uzodinma has raised the alarm over a secret plan by the opposition’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to incite the members of the House of Assembly to initiate impeachment proceedings against him.   The Governor warned PDP members in the state to desist from false propaganda, mischief-making and malice against him or face the wrath of the law.   Uzodinma’s alarm and warning followed some media reports that the Federal Government has failed to make any comment on his alleged $ 12 m (N 4.3 bn) fraud case as well as the travel ban on him.   In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to him, [Read]

Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion: Sanwo-Olu Condolence Message To Families, Victims

Following Sunday night’s inferno resulting from the Pipeline explosion the sadly rocked the people of Ile Ekpo-Abule Egba area of Lagos which led to the death of five(5) persons, outright destruction of properties worth billions, Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is in London for the UK-African Investment summit has Monday, sent his condolence message to all the families of the deceased and victims of the fire incident in Lagos. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said; “My thoughts and prayers are with the families & businesses affected in the unfortunate incident at Abule Egba.” “We are thankful for the brave members of LASEMA and our fire service that swung into action working all [Read]