What Buhari told his staff about wrestling after he returned to Nigeria today, Oil tanker crushes 19 to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ooni Of Ife hosted to a glamorous event in Maryland, and other major headlines you missed today!

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Just before you go to bed, here are the major political and crime stories you missed today.

Buhari returns after medical treatment abroad (photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the country after 14 days medical vacation  in the United Kingdom‎.
The Presidential Jet touched  down at exactly 5:33pm at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
He stepped out of the plane at 5:42pm.
The President inspected the guards of honour in his honour and shook hands with governors, members of federal executive ‎council, Service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police and presidential aides that turned up to welcome him.
When asked my newsmen how he was feeling, he replied, “You saw me when I was going and you saw me when I came back, you can access the situation yourself.
“I’m ok, you have seen me inspecting the guards of honour”.
When another journalist asked him in Hausa how he was feeling, he said, “Do you want to wrestle me? You can see I am taller than you.”
‎The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina reiterated his earlier position that the President did not go on medical vacation but merely followed the advise of his physician and an ear, nose and throat specialist.
He said the President is fit and will resume today.


Presidency considers legal action against lawyer over school certificate claims

The Presidency is considering legal action against a private lawyer, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha, who it said has by his press interview prejudiced public opinion against President Mohammadu Buhari for an alleged lack of school certificate and having declared the President guilty on the pages of newspapers.
A Presidential Media Aide, Malam Garba Shehu, while reacting to Nwokocha’s press interviews, in a statement explained that “it is unfair for a lawyer who is a litigant to a case in court to go out of his way to hijack the power of a Judge by declaring the President guilty of what he is accused of.” According to Malam Shehu, “newspaper pages are not alternative courts where a lawyer can declare anybody guilty of anything when the court has not formally given a definitive judgment on an issue before it.”

Ogun State: Armed men invade community, murder 15 in attack

At least 15 people were killed in a night attack by gunmen at a community in the southwestern state of Ogun, local sources said on Saturday.
Baale Musa Ogundare, a traditional chief in Imushin community at Ogijo area of Ogun State, told Xinhua armed men invaded the town late Friday and shot indiscriminately at residents.
Local police have confirmed the incident but said findings were ongoing to further ascertain number of casualties.
Ogun State police spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi said about 100 attackers brandishing various weapons reportedly stormed the community to wreak havoc, adding the invaders likely came from a riverine area in the state.
The police spokesman said investigation was underway to ascertain the motive of the attack.

Sex scandal: Prove allegations against lawmakers, Dogara challenges US

Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has challenged the United States of America to substantiate the allega­tions against three Nigerian lawmak­ers accused of sexual offences during their visit to the country few weeks ago.
The Speaker, while reacting to questions by Nigerians over the issue on his twitter handle, speakerdogara, said no evidence had been received on the allegation beyond the letter in which the lawmakers were accused of committing the offences.
“As we speak, no evidence has been put forward other than the letter sent to my office and copied to many others,” he tweeted.
The Speaker who noted that an ac­cused person was presumed innocent until proven guilty said, “social me­dia trial and conviction of the mem­bers alleged to have committed the offence is taking up arms against our laws.
“Together with the US Embassy in Nigeria, we will get to the bottom of this matter and until then let’s not be judgmental,” he tweeted.
Three Nigerian lawmakers – Mr. Mohammed Garba-Gololo (Bauchi State); Mr. Terse Gbillah (Benue State), and Mr. Samuel Ikon (Cross River State) were accused of com­mitting sexual offences during a trip to the US to participate in the Interna­tional Visitor Leadership Programme on Good Governance organised by the US government.
The three lawmakers were mem­bers of a team of 10 lawmakers nominated to attend the leadership programme, which took place in Cleveland, Ohio, between April 7 and 13 this year.
US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle had in a letter dat­ed June 9 to the Speaker, accused Mr.Garba Gololo of grabbing a hotel worker and soliciting sex from her, while Mr. Mark Terseer Gbillah and Samuel Ikon allegedly requested that hotel parking attendants assist them to solicit prostitutes.
But the three lawmakers have consistently denied the allegation with Mr. Ikon insisting his reported involvement is a case of mistaken identity. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dog­ara, had last Thursday, directed the investigation of the three members over the allegations.

Ex-Ekiti lawmaker loses wife to cancer

 Former Ekiti State lawmaker, Mr Ayodeji Odu has lost his wife, Mrs Bimbola Odu, to cancer.

A statement on her demise was released by the Head of the family, Pastor Kayode Adeyanju on Sunday in Lagos.
According to the statement, Mrs Odu died at a private hospital in Lagos on June 17, adding that she died of cancer.
“Until her death, she was a professor of clinical psychology at Ekiti State University (ESU).
She is survived by husband, Ayodeji Odu, immediate past member of the state House of Assembly, and two children.
It said burial arrangements would be announced later.

Buhari challenges State House reporter to a wrestling bout

 To convince Nigerians that he’s fully recuperated and strong, President Muhammadu Buhari who arrived the country on Sunday after spending 10 days in London, challenged one of the State House reporters to a wrestling bout.
President Buhari who said he is resuming work stronger and more energetic jokingly challenged the reporter who asked him about his state of health at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
“You have seen me, you saw me when I was going, you can do the assessment by yourself.
“You can see me inspecting the guards of honour, if you want to wrestle me, you can do so, but you know I’m taller than you,’’ the president told the reporter.
The president, clad in a light brown kaftan with a cap to match, did not use the helicopter meant to transport him to the presidential villa, but rather embarked on road journey to further prove his fitness to doubting Thomases who feasted on his state of health after extending his vacation by five more days last Thursday.
The presidential plane carrying the president landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 5.32 p.m.
Members of the Federal Executive Council, Service Chiefs, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, were among those who welcomed President Buhari at the airport.
Others at the airport were Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi and other government functionaries.

Godwin Obaseki wins Edo APC governorship ticket

Godwin Obaseki: wins Edo APC  governorship ticket
Godwin Obaseki: wins Edo APC governorship ticket
Godwin Obaseki has emerged the winner of the Edo state All Progressives Congress governorship primary election held at Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, Benin city on Saturday.
The election which ended in the early hours of this morning, was contested by 12 aspirants.
Obaseki’s election was announced by Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, who chaired the proceedings.
2,873 delegates from 192 wards of Edo state were accredited for the primary election.
Obaseki, highly favoured to clinch victory, scored 1618 votes to emerge APC’s flag bearer. His closest rival , Pius Odubu, the deputy governor, scored 471 votes.
The breakdown of the results as given by the NTA which covered the election live:
Agbarha Justina 3
Chris Ogiemwonyi 137
Oserheimen Osunbor 10
Godwin Obaseki 1618
Kenneth Imansuangbon 247
Blessing Agbomhere 5
Charles Airhiavbere 11
Fredrick Amadasun 8
Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula 10
Austin Emuan 7
Peter Esele 8
The governorship election will take place in September.

Oil tanker crushes 19 to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

 No fewer than 19 persons lost their lives in an auto crash that occurred today along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The accident occurred at about 1 p.m. around Fidiwo/Ajebo axis of the road.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE)‎, confirmed the accident.
According to him, the accident involved a tanker, laden with fuel, with plate number, RAN 571 XA, and an 18-seater passenger bus ‎with registration number LAGOS AGL 373 XR and an articulated vehicle marked AJG 40 XA.
Akinbiyi explained that the fuel truck travelling towards Ibadan rammed into the articulated vehicle conveying cement, while trying to overtake it at a diversion, and collided with commercial bus heading towards Lagos.
He said all the 19 occupants of the bus lost their lives on the spot, adding that evacuation was ongoing at the time of filing this report.
The evacuation, according to Akinbiyi, was done ‎with the combined teams of TRACE, men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Nigeria Police.

 Catholic Bishops Donate N10m To Victims Of Nimbo Fulani Herdsmen Attacks
Onitsha Provincial Bishops rose from their meeting at Enugu the capital of Enugu State on Tuesday afternoon 10th May 2016 to visit Nimbo, Uzo Uwani LGA of Enugu State where suspected Fulani Herdsmen inflicted brutal crimes on Nimbo people; killing scores of people, maiming dozens of victims, torching down buildings and internally displacing the entire community on 25th April 2016.

The Provincial Bishops visited one of the sites, St Mary's Parish, Nimbo, where the inhuman acts were meted out on innocent souls at the early hours of that painful date. The leader of the college of bishops was His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Valerian Maduka Okeke, the Archbishop and Metropolitan of Onitsha.

In modesty, the Metropolitan of Onitsha announced their handsome donations of hundred bags of rice and money to the people. It was the host Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah who explained further to the Nimbo people the magnanimous donation of the Onitsha Provincial Catholic Bishops. He explained that the Bishops were donating hundred bags of rice worth one million, five hundred naira (N1.5m) with an accompanying eight million, five hundred naira (N8.5m).

Ooni Of Ife And His Queen Hosted To A Glamorous Event In Maryland (Photos)
The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi(Ojaja II) and his queen Olori Wuraola, were hosted to a colorful Maryland Grand ball. The lavish event saw lots of dignitaries, chiefs, Obas and others who gathered to honour the monarch. See photos below;

In Pictures: Chinese woman turns car boot into ‘barbecue pot’

Chinese grandma roasts  shrimps and others on a car boot
Chinese grandma roasts shrimps and others on a car boot
A Chinese woman in the East China city of Jinan has turned the boot of a car into a ‘carbecue’, using it incredibly to to cook shrimps, bacon, eggs.
With temperature reaching 35 Celsius, the woman, a granny thought the hot weather could have other uses. And according to the Chinese news agency Zinhua, her ‘carbecue’ effort was a success!
She fries egg too
She fries egg too
Done: shrimps and others
Done: shrimps and others


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