February 5, 2020

Anyim Pius Files N600m Libel Suit Over Land

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim has filed a N500m libel suit before the FCT High Court against an online outfit and two other individuals over the publication of a report accusing him of destroying farmland in Ebonyi State. In the suit dated January 23, 2020, Anyim joins Moses Orji, Ogbonna Paul Arochukwu, and the Independent Communications Network Ltd as defendants for what he termed “baseless, unfounded and malicious publication” of unlawful seizure of land against him.   Anyim is also demanding the sum of N100m as cost of the action against the defendants as “aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages over the embarrassment, public odium, derision, ridicule, obloquy, mental agony [Read]

Protest Rocks APC South-west Caucus Meeting In Osun

There was a mild drama at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun State chapter, Osogbo, on Tuesday, when the meeting of the party’s caucus in the South West was disrupted by protest from members of the APC in Ekiti State. The protesters, who stormed the APC secretariat located at Ogo Oluwa area of Osogbo, on the stretch of Gbongan-Ibadan expressway, were demanding that the slot of the National Deputy Chairman, South-West, to be zoned to Ekiti State. The South West leadership of the party were holding a closed-door meeting in Osogbo to fill the vacant seats in the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party from the [Read]

Nwabuba Victor Ifeanyi In Forex Scam: FUNAAB Student Dupes Professors, Students

An undergraduate student of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has duped his colleague, professors, lecturers of 6billion naira in a forex scam gone wrong.   Mr. Nwabuba Victor Ifeanyi of Vickson enterprise run a forex investment scheme that attracts investors to receive 20% of their money back after 2weeks. The scheme has been running for about 3months now, and he has been paying out, but late yesterday it was discovered that he had plans of running away with investors’ money, which summed up to 6 billion Nigerian Naira, Daily Independent can authoritatively report.   He has not been able to pay his investors for the past 2 days [Read]

No Nigerian Should’ve More Than 3 Phone Numbers – Pantami – Phones

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali-Pantami has directed the National Communication Commission, NCC, to ensure that there should be a maximum number of SIM cards Nigerians should own, possibly a maximum of three.   The minister gave the directive on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Technical Assistant, Dr Femi Adeluyi, directing the NCC to revise the Policy on SIM Card registration and usage.   The statement also noted that the revision of the Policy is based on the feedback received from the security agencies, following the successful revalidation of improperly registered SIM cards in September 2019 and the blocking of those that failed to [Read]

Buhari To Commission Cross River Noodles Factory, Fertilizer, Chicken Plant

Ayade: Buhari to commission Cross River’s noodles factory, fertilizer, chicken processing plants   Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will later this month visit the state to commission a number of industries built by his administration. The governor made the disclosure in Calabar recently.   Ayade has consistently maintained that the key trust of his administration is the rapid Industrialisation of the state as well as building of socio- economic infrastructural projects.   President Buhari’s February visit to Cross River will be the third since taking office in 2015 in connection with the governor’s projects. Few weeks after assuming office in 2015 the [Read]

Donald Trump Acquited As US Senate Ends Impeachment Trial

The US Senate has voted to acquit President Donald Trump of impeachment charges brought by the House Democrats, ending the attempt to oust him from the White House ahead of the November 2020 elections. The process kicked off in September 2019, over allegations that Trump improperly sought foreign influence in the 2020 election by demanding a corruption investigation in Ukraine.   Last week, the Senate rejected a proposal by Democrats to call additional witnesses, in a 49-51 vote that saw Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) cross the aisle. The president’s lawyers argued that all the relevant testimonies and documents should have been produced during the proceedings in the [Read]

Omonigbalebo Orogono: 118-Year-Old Woman Appointed As Special Adviser In Bayelsa

Brian Wotari, vice-chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state, has appointed Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono, who is believed to be 118 years old, as his “special adviser on elder matters”.   Orogono’s appointment was contained in a letter dated February 4, 2020, and signed by Bedford Ineye, one of the aides of the vice-chairman.   “It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been appointed as Special Adviser on Elder Matters to the Vice Chairman, Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA,” the letter read.   “Your appointment is with immediate effect. Congratulations and accept the warmest regards from the Vice Chairman.”   Ebinimi Abiama, a consultant with the local council, told [Read]

UI Painter Impregnates Two Students, One Aborted – #uipainter

UIPainter Set Social Media Ablaze!   A painter who was hired to paint hostels has reportedly impregnated two University of Ibadan students and this has got people talking.   Meanwhile, UI Boys were seen in a video singing that they want to be painters too following the viral #UIPainter story. [Read]

BREAKING: Former Ogun Assembly Majority Leader, Yinka Mafe Dies On Birthday

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Popular Ogun Lawmaker and former majority leader of Ogun State House of Assembly, Honourable Asiwaju Adeyinka Mafe is dead.  The renowned lawmaker died yesterday night February 4th, 2020 which happened to be his birthday. While rumours of his death rented the air in the early hours of today, Wednesday February 5th, leaving most of his followers bewildered, further confirmation came from renowned journalist based in Ogun State, Adigun Bunmi who shared news of the unfortunate incident on his Facebook timeline as captured below by NEWS FLAKES NG;  SO SAD May Your Soul Rest …. This is another blow ……Every 4th of February is your day but [Read]