Forgery: DSS Ordered To Investigate Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo

An Abuja Area Court has ordered the Department of State Security (DSS) to investigate a case of forgery filed against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.   Ewhrudjakpo of the PDP was sworn in as deputy governor of the state when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) pronounced Douye Diri as the elected governor of the state following the Supreme Court judgment disqualifying the former governor-elect, David Lyon of the APC.   Before his swearing-in, Ewhrudjakpo, who was in the Senate representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, was dragged before the court in Lugbe, Abuja on the allegation of presenting a forged NYSC Exemption Certificate with code No: 139708 [Read]

Supreme Court to review Imo, Bayelsa judgements on Tuesday

The supreme court has fixed Tuesday, February 18th for hearing of the application for review filed by Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo state, and David Lyon, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa state.   Festus Akande, spokesman of the supreme court, confirmed this to TheCable when he was contacted on Saturday.   “Yes it is true. The appeal of Baysela will also be held that day (Tuesday),” he said over the phone.   Ihedioha had asked the apex court to review the judgement which led to his removal as governor of Imo while Lyon also demanded the apex court to re-examine his replacement as governor-elect [Read]

“Why I Beat Up Another Monarch At Peace Meeting” – Oluwo Of Iwo

Abdulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo, has explained why he engaged in a brawl with another monarch during a peace meeting.   There were reports that Akanbi attacked Dhikrulahi Akinropo, agbowu of Ogbagba, over a disagreement during a meeting convened by the assistant inspector-general of Police (AIG), Zone 11, to resolve a prolonged land dispute among the monarchs in the Osun west senatorial district.   Akinropo was taken to the hospital due to injuries sustained in the attack.   In a statement after the incident, Akanbi defended his action, accusing Akinropo of attempting to stick his staff of office into his eyes.   “At the peace meeting held at AIG office, [Read]

Ekiti Assembly passes Amotekun Bill into law

Some of the security vehicles provided by South-West states for the Western Nigeria Security Network, Operation Amotekun. Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti   Ekiti State House of Assembly, on Friday, passed the bill for the establishment of Ekiti State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps into law.   The Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, said, “Having passed through the third reading, the bill has become a law.”   Afuye, who lauded the lawmakers for their “leadership and commitment to the bill,” said the Assembly did not short-circuit any process that was required in law-making, The PUNCH reports.   The Speaker said the bill would be transmitted to the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, [Read]

Ondo approves Amotekun Bill, Draft Copy Ready For Legislative Scrutiny

The Ondo State Executive Council Wednesday approved a draft bill of the Ondo State Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps codenamed “Operation Amotekun”.   The bill will be transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law.   Commissioner for information and Orientation in the state, Donald Ojogo said this in a statement in Akure.   Ojogo said ” ln an exhaustive session of deliberations, Council took time to peruse every detail contained in the Bill that was presented by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Kola Olawoye, SAN. and now ready to be transmitted to the state [Read]

Ogun Suspends Sale Of Amotekun Recruitment Form

The sale of forms for recruitment to individuals interested in joining the Southwest Security Network codenamed Amotekun has been temporarily suspended in Ogun State.   The sale of the form was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday in the state.   Coordinator of the security outfit in Ogun State, Taofeek Olawale said this was as a result of the need to harness modalities and logistics for a hitch-free registration of applicants in the state.   “The process is still ongoing. We believe in the rule of law and its supremacy. There is currently a synergy between the legislative and judiciary. We are trying to put everything on order. The Federal [Read]

Oyo APC leaders reject Ajimobi as National Deputy chairman

Leaders of the Oyo state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) across the three Senatorial Districts on Thursday called on the National leader of the party, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to reject the nomination of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi as Deputy National Chairman.   The call came on the heels of rumours making rounds that Ajimobi has been nominated to replace Chief Niyi Adebayo as APC Deputy National Chairman.   Adebayo has been appointed by President Mohammadu Buhari as Minister .   The Oyo APC leaders, who rose against the nomination of Ajimobi at a caucus meeting in Osogbo, stated that the [Read]

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]

Falana: Posting Policemen Outside State Of Origin Is Unproductive

Human rights lawyer , Mr . Femi Falana ( SAN) , says the practice of posting policemen outside their states of origin is unproductive.   Falana said every police officer should operate in their community, speak the local language and mix freely with the people .   The activist said this at the Maiden Memorial Public Lecture in memory of Late Professor Olumuyiwa Awe in Ibadan , according to a statement on Monday .   The senior advocate said , “ The success of the civilian Joint Task Force in the counter -insurgency operations in Borno state has proved that the best way to police a country is to recruit [Read]

Presidency Reacts To US Visa Ban On Nigerians

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE   UNITED STATES SUSPENSION OF THE ISSUANCE OF IMMIGRANT VISAS TO NIGERIANS   On 31st January 2020, the United States (U.S) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced temporary travel restrictions on six (6) countries including Nigeria.   For Nigeria, the restriction is the suspension of the issuance of “immigrant visas” to Nigerian passport holders only. This suspension shall come into effect on 21st February 2020. The suspension does not apply to other U.S visas such as those for official, business, tourism and student travel.   The DHS states the suspension of “immigrant visas” became necessary following a review and update of the methodology (performance metrics) adopted [Read]

Oba Akintunde Akinyemi Threatens To Release ‘Warriors’ Against Herdsmen

The Eselu of Iseluland in Oja – Odan , in the Yewa -North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi , has said he will release his traditional warriors against Fulani herdsmen if the government refuses to stop them from wrecking havoc in his community. The monarch spoke on Tuesday while addressing some farmers who marched to his palace to report their agonies and tale of woes in the hands of the herders . Akinyemi said some Fulani herdsmen had returned to his community in large numbers after the Government of Benin Republic allegedly sent them away from their country . According to the monarch, the herders settled [Read]

Bobrisky Denies Being Arrested By Soldiers, Says His Cars Were Not Seized

Bobrisky has reacted to a viral report about his alleged arrest. The cross-dresser denied being arrested by the military.       Sharing new pictures on his Instagram page, Bobrisky wrote:   “Bloggers repeat after me…. Always get your gist right…. no soldiers arrested me or collected my cars.   I heard one dead kayamata seller and her boyfriend gistlover are happy they arrested their mother !!!!! ������. Same bloggers said I died last week so how come soldiers arrested my dead body �����.”       It was earlier reported that Bobrisky was arrested and his cars seized.     [Read]

I’m Not Against Being Probed — Okorocha Reacts As Governor Uzodinma Launches Investigation Against Him

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has reacted to Governor Hope Uzodinma’s announcement of the launch of a probe against him and other past Governors of the state.       According to what we reported that the new Governor of the State who made the annoucement during his inaugural speech yesterday January 15, gave the accountant-general of the state four days to submit a report of the financial status of the state from May 2010 to him.       In a tweet shared on Thursday January 16, Okorocha stated that he is okay with being probed. The Imo West lawmaker however stated that what he is [Read]

President Buhari Nominates Kingsley Obiorah As CBN Deputy Governor

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE       PRESIDENT BUHARI NOMINATES DR KINGSLEY OBIORAH AS CBN DEPUTY GOVERNOR   President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Dr Kingsley Isitua Obiora to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.       In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007.       Dr Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, replaces Dr Joseph Nnanna, who retires on February 2, 2020.       Dr Obiora holds a Bachelor’s [Read]

Viral Photo Of Me Crying Wasn’t Taken After Supreme Court Nullified My Election- Emeka Ihedioha

Immediate past governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the viral photo of him weeping was not taken after the Supreme court nullified his election but was taken at a funeral he was attending in December 2019.       The photo made the rounds on Tuesday January 14th shortly after the Supreme court nullified his election and declared Hope Uzodinma winner of the March 9th state governorship election. News went round that the governor broke down upon hearing the apex court’s judgement.       Viral photo of me crying wasn       In a statement released by his media aide AIC Akwarandu, the former governor [Read]