Mrs Aisha Buhari files lawsuit against Ayo Fayose, Stephen Keshi to be buried July 29th, Nigerian Ambassador, Yahaya Tabari dies in auto crash 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

Land grabbing to become a criminal offence in Lagos

Land grabbing is set to become a criminal offence in Lagos state as members of the State House of Assembly at its plenary yesterday July 19th, passed a bill seeking to criminalize the act. The bill which was passed after the third reading, prohibits forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed properties; violent and fraudulent conduct in relation to landed properties in Lagos State.

The bill has been sent to the Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for his assent. The Speaker of the state house of assembly, Mudashiru Obasa in his submission, stated that the passage of the bill into law will give sanction to any individual who is culpable of the offence.

EFCC grills Fmr Bauchi State House of Assembly Deputy speaker, two others over N500m poll fund fraud

The Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesdayquizzed the former deputy speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Hon.Sace A .Dumba, former caretaker chairman of Dass local government, Mohammed Suleiman Rabo and former chairman of People’s Democratic Party in Dass LGA of the state for allegedly sharing about five hundred million naira (N500 million) to twenty local government areas of the State for the re-election of the former president Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election.

The bribe money was reportedly lavished on PDP stakeholders in all the local government areas of the State by the commissioner for finance, Garba Dahiru, during the administration of Isa Yuguda, the former governor of the State. They admitted to the operatives of EFCC during interrogation that they signed and collected the said amount from Garba, to deliver PDP in all the local government areas of the State.

According to them, the sharing formula was based on the population of each of the local government, in which Bauchi LG collected forty eight million and twenty thousand naira, Toro collected thirty two million, four hundred and ninety thousand naira, while Ningi local government collected twenty eight million, two hundred and fifty thousand.

DSS arrests Zamfara speaker, his deputy, 2 other lawmakers over plot to impeach Governor Yari
20 lawmakers have reportedly fled to Kaduna following the arrest of the speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Garba Rikiji, his deputy, Muhammad Abubakar Gumi, the majority leader, Isah Abdulmumini and the chief whip, Abdullahi Dansadau by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) over their alleged plan to impeach Governor Abdulaziz Yari.
According to Daily Trust, the fleeing members of the Assembly issued a statement, last night, calling on President Buhari to intervene in what they term abuse of office by Governor Yari.
Governor Yari is being accused of misappropriating financial allocation to the state, and failing to implement the budget in the last five years. The statement, which was signed by the House Committee Chairman on Information, Mannir Aliyu Gidan Jaja, also accused the governor of corrupt usage of local government funds for state purposes.
Other charges levelled against the governor include "Inadequate explanation of N1 billion commercial agriculture (CBN) loan, non-remittance of pension funds to pension administrators, non-remittance of 5 percent emirate councils funds, the gross misappropriation of bailout funds to the state by the federal government to settle workers’ salaries, including N10b for 2014 and N1.46b in 2016."
The lawmakers also accused Yari of crippling governance in the state through his constant travelling abroad and instead of addressing the issues, he "resorted to political intimidation, arrest and detention of principal officers of the House and other supporting staff."
Zamfara State Police Commissioner, Mr Istifanus Shattima, disclosed that he has deployed additional operatives to stop mobs from disrupting normal activities at the House of Assembly.
Shattima told Daily Trust that deployment of troops to the Assembly was in response to the action of a mob which attacked the private residence of the speaker.
The speaker’s residence was attacked by mobs after rumours circulated in the state and the social media, that the lawmakers were planning to impeach Governor Yari.

Mrs Aisha Buhari files lawsuit against Ayo Fayose
Aisha Buhari has filed a lawsuit against Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose over his claim that she was involved in the Halliburton corruption scandal. Fayose had in a statement he released in June alleged that Aisha Buhari was the “Aisha Buhari” named in a U.S. court document, alleged to have been involved in a bribery case involving a former U.S. lawmaker, Williams Jefferson.

Although Aisha Buhari has denied the claims and even threatened a lawsuit, Fayose still insisted that she was the one indicted in the corruption case. ‎The lawsuit was filed today July 20th. No judge has been assigned to the case yet but Fayose enjoys immunity as he is a sitting governor.

Stephen Keshi to be buried July 29th

The burial of former Super Eagles captain and Chief Coach, Stephen Keshi, who died on June 8th has been slated for July 29th at his hometown, Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State. According to the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah who is a member of the Keshi burial committee,‎ Keshi's funeral ceremony will commence on Thursday July 28th and end on Sunday July 31st.

The funeral would kick off in Edo State on Thursday July 28th with a requiem mass at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, Airport Road, Benin-City, from 9:00 am, followed by lying in state at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, also in Benin-City, by 11:00am.

There will also be a novelty match by All Stars as well as a session of tributes in honour of the late soccer star at the stadium.

“The same day, his remains will depart Benin-City for Asaba, Delta State, from 1:15pm. On arrival, there will be lying in state ceremony at Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Indoor Hall, Asaba, from 3:15pm, followed by a novelty match by All Stars and Tributes at Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Asaba, from 3:30pm”Ukah said The service of songs/vigil Mass will the same day hold at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, by 6:00pm, according to the obsequies release. On Friday, July 29th, his body will leave Asaba for his hometown, Illah by ‎7am.

There will be a lying in state at his family home, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 8:30am. A‎ Requiem Mass will take place at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, by 10:00am followed by interment at his family compound, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 12:30pm.

A thanksgiving will be held at the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah on Sunday July 31st.

One dies, 3 injure, 900 escape as church building collapses 
A church building under construction collapsed Tuesday in Asaba, Delta State, killing one, injuring three while over 900 worshippers, including children, escaped. 
The premises, said to be the regional headquarters of a Pentecostal church located at Jarret Street in the city, houses a smaller building where members worship, pending completion of the main building. The frontage of the church building and other parts of the church under construction were completely destroyed, trapping four workers under the rubble, who were later rescued. 
Vanguard gathered that the victims were rushed to St. Rebecca Hospital, where one of them identified as Obiora Ikechukwu, who is about 20 years of age, died yesterday.
 A senior pastor of the church, who spoke to journalists, confirmed that about four persons who were working on the building, sustained injuries. 
On the possible cause of the collapse of the building, he said: “I am new in this place. I was posted here a few weeks ago and met the building on ground. But from my observation, there are challenges which we are trying to handle.” 
It was, however, gathered that the senior pastor and other top elders of the church were invited by the police for questioning over the collapsed building and were later released.

Don’t hide your true identity – Nigerian gay pastor tells lesbians, bisexuals

Nigeria’s first gay pastor, founder of secret gay church, House of Rainbow, Rowland Jide Macaulay, has advised black clergies or faith leaders, especially in Africa who are lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender or intersex to come out of hiding.
He advised them to accept who they were and fight their battles and take charge.
The homosexual pastor revealed this on his Facebook page.
Quoting the Bible, Macaulay wrote: “Matthew 5:16 – Let your light shine before people in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your God who is in heaven.”
Continuing, he wrote: “Black Clergy or Faith leaders especially in Africa who are lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender or intersex, I see you only at the back of the battle for equal human rights, theological correctness in the church or in your faith communities.
“You need to rush forward with a theology of visibility, you need to say I am here I am gay and I am fabulous. The same goes for all the gays in any form of ministry in the church.
“Let’s get one thing right. We all need allies in solidarity. I am for building alliances. Feminist movement will cherish alliances from men, black movement welcome alliances from white people, gay people welcome alliance from straight folks etc.
“What I don’t understand is the laziness of fighting our own battles when we suddenly step back and allow our alliances to carry the burden of our issues almost alone, many are making far more sacrifices than we do.
“This is a fact. When we stand together, we support our allies and together we bring changes,” he added.

Nigerian Ambassador, Yahaya Tabari dies in auto crash
A former Nigerian envoy to the Central African Republic, Ambassador Yahaya Tabari, is dead.

Tabari died in an auto-crash on Monday night on the Kaduna-Zaria Expressway.

A close relation to the family, Alhaji Abdurrahman Nuhu-Bayero, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Zaria on Tuesday that the deceased died at the age of 64.

Nuhu-Bayero said Tabari had worked with Nigerian Foreign Mission in several countries, including Saudi Arabia, Benin Republic and Central Africa Republic among others.

Tabari is survived by a wife, Hajiya Binta, and five children.


  1. Thanks a bunch for sharing @kemisola Filani

  2. they are busy pricing trouble while our economy is wasting away.

  3. Nigeria is facing lots of problems, which they may not be able to handle


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