Friday, 26 May 2017

Total Tragedy: Policeman Allegedly Shot Dead by Armed Robbers in Osun State (Disturbing Photos)

An operatives of the Nigerian Police Force has been allegedly shot dead by deadly armed robbers in Osun State on Wednesday.
A Facebook user identified as Adeleye who lives in Ibadan, has taken to the social networking platform to post a graphic photo and report how a Policeman named, Sgt Olatunji Michael was killed on Wednesday by armed robbers.
He shared the photo and wrote; "Sgt olatunji Michael serving at iwo div osun state was kill today along iwo/osogbo road by armed robber may his soul rest in peace."
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Abia State Polytechnic Final Year Student Dies Few Months Before Her Graduation (Photos)

A final year student of the Abia State Polytechnic has died just few months to her graduation from the school.
Josephine Nwagu died few months to her graduation
Josephine Nwagu, a final year Computer Science Higher National Diploma Student of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba has been reported dead.
The sad announcement was made by her Facebook friends. Before her untimely death, Nwagu was to graduate from the institution in a few months time.
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See Corpses of Two Women Allegedly R*ped and Slaughtered by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Edo State (Photos)

A sad and shocking incident has happened in Edo State after suspected Fulani herdsmen brutally r*ped and murdered two women in the state.
One of the women who was raped and murdered by alleged Fulani herdsmen
Two women were reportedly r*ped and slaughtered by men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Ewu, Esan central LGA of Edo State.
While writing on his Facebook page, Prince Kelly Udebhulu called on the government of the state to ban Fulani herdsmen from entering the state as he condemned the act.
"Massacre in Ewu by Hausa/Fulani Herdsmen & Why Hausa/Fulani Herdsmen must be banned in Edo central now.
EWU- Hausa/Fulani herdsmen raped and slaughtered two women in the farm in the town of Ewu, Esan central local government of edo state days ago and another lad shot on his leg by the army who was drafted to the scene of the peaceful protest organized by the Ewu youths to express their angers and concerns.
1. They are raping our wives, Sisters and Mothers.
2. They are killing our people.
3. They are destroying our farmlands and farms.
4. They are robbing our people.
5. They are kidnapping our people for ransom.
6. Our security is threatened.
7. The peace we have been enjoying in Esan is gradually being taken away by these terrorist disguising as herdsmen.
9. We are tired of loosing our people to Fulani herdsmen.
*PHOTOSPEAKS of the victims.
*Share this NOW."
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Tears! See the Four People Crushed to Death in a Fatal Road Accident Along Umuahia-Port Harcourt Express Way (Photos)

Four unlucky passengers have met their untimely deaths in a fatal road accident along Umuahia-Port Harcourt express way.
The victims lying lifeless on the road
A sad incident has claimed the lives of four people along Umuahia-Port Harcourt express way, close to Ubakala junction. 
According to Abia Facts Newspaper, the fatal accident involved at least two cars. The cars were destroyed beyond recognition. It is still unknown what cause the accident, but it is believed over-speeding was a factor.
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Controversy as 2 Judges Give Conflicting Rulings on Ifeanyi Ubah's Detention Case

The case of Ifeanyi Ubah against the DSS and NNPC has taken a new twist following the shock rulings by two judges on the matter.
 Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah 
There have been conflicting rulings on whether  the Department of State Services should release the Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah  detained since 5 May.
Two Federal courts, in Lagos and Abuja gave different rulings, with the Abuja court asking the DSS to detain Ubah over the theft of N11billion petrol kept by the NNPC in his tank farm in Lagos.
In Lagos, Justice Mohammed Idris gave the DSS a 48 hour ultimatum to either free the businessman or charge him to court.
Idris handed out the ultimatum while delivering judgment in the fundamental rights suit filed by Ubah challenging his incarceration by the DSS and  urging the court to order his release.
The businessman had filed a similar case in Abuja, following a ruling on 10 May giving the DSS the right to detain him as it investigates the theft of NNPC oil.
Justice Yusuf Halilu  dismissed  Ubah’s application praying the court to set aside its earlier order. But the judge sustained its position and further admitted the ex-parte application by DSS asking the court to allow it to keep Ubah until it finishes its investigation.
“Nobody will stop the DSS from doing its work; the court has no power to grant such order by Ubah to release him conditionally or unconditionally.

“The DSS must always know that the rule of law thrive in this country, Ubah’s order was obtained lawfully but is hereby dismissed,’’ Halilu said.
In Lagos, Idris declared   that Ubah’s detention without charge violated his rights and castigated the DSS for lying on oath in a bid to justify Ubah’s illegal detention. The judge also lectured the DSS on the need to respect the human rights of citizens.
DSS had arrested Ubah over alleged “economic sabotage” and “illegal sale of petroleum products stored in his tank farm by the NNPC”.
Justice Idris held that Section 41 of the Constitution and Article 12 of the African Charter guarantees to every Nigerian the right to move freely.
He warned that there would be dire consequences if the government continues to violate human rights.
“In place of widespread culture of impunity, there is need to build a culture of accountability and respect for the rule of law and the Constitution.

“Such culture must be built on the conviction on the part of the leadership of this country, including the judiciary, that democracy cannot be successful if respect for the constitution and human rights is shaky.

“Democracy cannot be successful if the government remains ambivalent about the rule of law and if governmental authorities and powerful individuals are perceived to be above the law.

“In a constitutional democracy as ours, no one, no institution, no agent or agency of government shall be above the law.

“The institutional and procedural bottlenecks to legal enforcement of human rights can create despair in large segments of the population about realising their rights.

“Individuals or groups may then seek alternative means of actualising their rights. Arms struggles and other extra-legal means of resistance often result from the absence of effective legal remedies.

“A democracy must have practical means of securing accountability for human rights violations. We must as a nation ensure that human rights are protected and enforced in real time.

“In the entire circumstances of this case, I hold that the applicants have established the case against the fourth and fifth being the DG of SSS and DSS for the violation of their rights as guaranteed under the constitution.

“Consequently, the following orders are hereby made: An order is hereby made directing the Director-General of DSS and the DSS to, within 48 hours of this judgement of the court in this action, initiate or institute a criminal action against the applicants herein before any court of competent jurisdiction if they have committed any crime against the state.

“An order is hereby made directing the DG of SSS and the DSS to release the first applicant from detention unconditionally if no criminal action is instituted against him within 48 hours of this judgment.

“The first respondent, being the Attorney-General of the Federation, shall ensure strict and due compliance with the judgment of this court. That is the judgment of the court.”
 Justice Idris had earlier dismissed DSS’ and NNPC’s preliminary objections, challenging the jurisdiction of the court.
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How I Will Wipe Out Corruption in Just 12 Months - Magu Speaks Up

The EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, has talked about how he will end the reign of corrupt practices across Nigeria in 12 months.
Ibrahim Magu
Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday said that he would end corruption in Nigeria in the next 12 months.
Magu spoke during the official opening of the Ibadan Zonal Office and Stakeholders Engagement Session, held in Iyagaku, Ibadan.
He said despite the challenges being faced by the agency, the anti-corruption war had been a success.
The event was also attended by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, who was represented by one of the traditional rulers from Osun State, and other notable dignitaries.
Magu said, “The fight has just started and we will do it to the last. We will get them out, just give me 12 months, you will not see them again.”
Details later…
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Nigeria Closes Embassies in Five Countries

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama has revealed that the Federal Government has commenced the process for closure of five embassies and foreign missions.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama
The Federal Government has approved the closure of five foreign missions and embassies, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama said.
Onyeama told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, but he did not name the affected embassies or missions, but said the process for closure was underway and was also subject to the approval of the president.
“We do not want to indicate the embassies that will be closed yet because we are in the process of submitting the proposals, the cost analysis and also the political analysis we did to the president.

“When he sees that, he may or may not want to close some, so we have not yet reached the stage of closing some,” he said.
The minister also reiterated that the closing missions abroad were “extremely expensive”.

“The expense, costs of closing embassies is so high and prohibitive but in the long run it will more economical.”
The minister, on April 10, told NAN the closure of Nigerian missions abroad is inevitable.
He admitted that it is expensive to close a country’s embassy but quickly added that in the long run the
policy will be beneficial to Nigerians.
Onyeama stressed that the reduction of Nigeria’s foreign missions remains on the agenda of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Buhari had said at the inception of his administration that the Federal Government will reduce the number of missions to save cost.
Nigeria currently has 119 foreign missions.
Onyeama said: “The government is following up on that and we have sort of pre­pared the roadmap; we have started the implementation of that and made also recom­mendations in that context.

“Paradoxically, closing missions is extremely expensive. At first sight it seems ob­vious that you close it you are saving cost but you will actually find that the cost of closing is almost prohibitive.

“But in the long run it will be cheaper, but in the imme­diate and short term it is ex­pensive but we have started the process,” he said.
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Sokoto Uncovers 13,415 Ghost LG Workers

Thousands of ghost workers have reportedly being uncovered in the northern part of Nigeria following a screening exercise.
Aminu Tambuwal
The Sokoto State Government said it had deleted 13, 415 ghost names from the payrolls of the 23 local councils of the state.
The Commissioner for Local Governments and Community Development, Alhaji Mannir Dan-Iya, made the disclosure in Sokoto on Thursday.
The commissioner, who briefed newsmen on the activities of the ministry in the last two years, said the ghost names were deleted after two verification exercises of workers were conducted in 2016 and 2017.
He said, “After the two exercises, 12,915 junior staff, comprising of sit-at-home and ghost workers were flushed out from the payrolls.

“Similarly, senior staff verification exercise was conducted, whereby 500 staff, comprising of those due for retirement, dead and ghost workers were removed from the payrolls.”
Dan-Iya further stated that the government had centralised the payment of the salaries of local government workers, to enhance accountability. He added that payments were now made through banks direct to individual worker’s account.
The commissioner assured workers with genuine cases of omission and underpayment, that their issues were being tackled. Dan-Iya stressed that the state government was committed to making local governments functional and effective.
“This is why the state government is assisting them monthly, to pay the salaries of the workers, by augmenting their monthly allocations from the federation account.

“We are committed to ensuring that they function diligently, as the local government is a very important tier of government.

“Gov. Aminu Tambuwal is concerned about what is happening in the local governments and this would be sustained,” he said.
The commissioner said N165 million assorted drugs had distributed to all the 23 local governments, to boost health care delivery.
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Nollywood Actress, Moji Olaiya's Death Certificate is Ready - Burial Committee Announces

The burial committee handling the funeral processes of Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, has announced the release of the death certificate.
Moji Olaiya
A death certificate and other relevant documents needed to bring home the remains of Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya have been issued and  handed over to her brother, Yinka Farinde, by the Canadian government.
According to The Punch, this was made known via a press release issued by the Moji Olaiya Burial Committee and signed by the publicity secretary, Yomi Fabiyi.
The release reads, “We promised to keep friends and family up-to-date as event unfolds. We are well aware that friends, fans and family are agog and wish to pay their last respect…
“The death certificate was issued yesterday (Wednesday) and processing the entire necessary documentations for her smooth journey to Nigeria with the daughter had begun in earnest.

“Two people from Canada had volunteered to escort the body and child to Nigeria and we are eternally grateful.

“We do not wish to speculate. In few days, we shall pass information regarding the exact arrival date and other burial plans.

“And we appeal against distracting comments, as the committee is trying as much as possible to avoid joining issues with anyone publicly and we will not like when left with no other option than to respond.

“We ask for respect for all parties.

“The committee will like to thank all members of the public, especially her fans, for your kind understanding and emotion extended to her family and friends at this trying period.”
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NAPTIP Set to Raid Hotels Using Boys, Girls for S*x Business

A plan by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons to raid hotels using boys and girls for s*x business, has been revealed.
Illustrative photo
According to a report by PM News, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will soon clampdown on operators of hospitality and recreation centres using boys and girls for sexual services.
NAPTIP Director-General, Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, on Thursday noted that provisions of the “Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015,’’ prohibits the harbouring of any person under the age of 18 years in such places.
She said: “The trafficking in Persons Act 2015 is very clear on this and we will not allow the abuse and exploitation of our children in hotels, brothels and other recreation facilities across the country to continue unabated.

“Our children should at this age be in schools to learn and develop properly and not be in hotels and brothels being used as sex objects by criminals.
“We will engage our sister law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance and anyone found culpable will face the music, as we must implement this law to the letter irrespective of who the owners of such facilities may be.
“Available intelligence indicated that hundreds of relaxation centres and brothels that were not registered with Nigeria Tourism Development Board or any other regulatory government institutions are operating presently.

“And keeping hundreds of our girls and even boys in some cases as money making ventures, s*xually exploiting them on daily basis”.
The NAPTIP boss added that operatives have been detailed to commence raids of brothels and hotels harbouring children, vowing that “any centre found wanting will be sealed up and the operators will face the law”.
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