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19-yr-old girl commits suicide after fight with boyfriend
Tragedy struck at Alhaji Ede Avenue in Igando area of Lagos, after a 19-year-old lady allegedly committed suicide following a quarrel with her lover.
The deceased, Uche Obiora, was said to have visited her lover’s home over the weekend.
There were, however, different accounts as to how the tragedy struck. A version of the account said a quarrel ensued between them, over suspicion by Obiora that her boyfriend, Ernest Ihaza, was having an affair with another lady.
Another version stated that during the visit, Ihaza announced his intention to discontinue with the relationship. During the verbal confrontation between them, Ihaza was said to have stormed out of his apartment.
However on arrival, he reportedly met Obiora writhing in pains on the floor holding on to her stomach.
Ihaza, who later reported the case at the Igando Police Division, disclosed that Obiora drank poison.
Contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, said: “Ernest Ihaza reported at the Igando Police Station that his girlfriend, Uche Obiora, committed suicide by drinking snipers insecticide. We are investigating the matter.”
FG suspends tenure policy in the Federal civil service
The Federal government has ordered the suspension of tenure policy in the federal civil service. A statement Haruna R. Imrana, the Director of Communication at the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, the suspension is with immediate effect.
The tenure policy which was introduced by former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, prescribed two terms of four years each for permanent secretaries and an eight-year tenure for directors.
Governor Fayose Slams EFCC for freezing his bank accounts
Ado-Ekiti-The personal account of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose and that of his associates have been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).
Speaking at the premises of Zenith Bank, Ado-Ekiti, where he had his personal account, the governor claimed that he had gotten winds of plans by the Presidency to freeze his account some days earlier.
A source at the Bank told the visibly surprised Governor Fayose that his account was allegedly frozen on the order of the anti-graft agency.
The Governor said, he had earlier issued a counter-cheque to make withdrawal and was rejected by the bank located at Onigari , GRA in Ado Ekiti, describing the action as criminal and illegal.
Citing Section 308 of the 1999 constitution, Fayose said he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor , urging the federal government to fight corruption within the ambit of the law.
………….’We have the right to freeze Fayose’s account’ – EFCC says
The spokesperson of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, says the agency has the right to freeze the accounts of Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, even though he enjoys immunity under the constitution.
Speaking with Vanguard, Uwujaren said the immunity being enjoyed by any governor doesn’t prevent the commission from investigating suspicious movements of money into his accounts.
“Immunity does not prevent EFCC from investigating suspicious accounts of those enjoying immunity and Fayose cannot be an exception, “he said Fayose’s account with Zenith bank was frozen by EFCC today June 20th.
Osagie Ize-Yamu wins Edo PDP primaries
Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Monday emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Sept. 10 governorship election in Edo.
In the result of the primaries announced by Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Chairman of the committee that conducted the exercise, Ize-Iyamu polled 584 votes to defeat two other aspirants. His closest opponent, Mr Mathew Uduoeyekemwen, according to Umahi, scored 91 votes while Chief Solomon Edebiri polled 38 votes. Pastor Osaze Ize-Iyamu The Ize-Iyamu was Secretary to the State Government during former governor of the state, Chief Lucky Igbinedion’s administration of 1999 to 2007. He was South-South leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before defecting to the PDP in 2014. Umahi said that 713 delegates were accredited for the primaries from a total delegates’ list of 751, adding that there were no invalid votes.
Presenting Ize-Iyamu to the party members, primaries committee chairman thanked all PDP governors and members for their support which led to the success of the exercise.
In his acceptance speech, Ize-Iyamu commended the national leadership of the party and the electoral committee for transparency and fairness in the process. He said that the fight to reclaim Edo would continue until the party produced the governor in the September election.
Before the collation of results, the three aspirants said that they were satisfied with the process, describing it as transparent, free and fair.
Court remands man for bathing policeman with hot soup
An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 33-year-old dry cleaner, Imole Emmanuel, in prison custody for pouring hot soup on a police corporal, Kayode Akingbade.
Emmanuel was slammed with three counts of assault and conducting himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace.
It was learnt that he also attempted to snatch the corporal’s service rifle. Policemen were said to be on surveillance around Baptist College area on Ilawe Road and the suspect was ordered to leave their area to allow the cops carry out their operation.
Akingbade was said to have dashed to the canteen to eat about 30 minutes later only for the suspect to trace him there and carry out the attack.
At the sitting held Monday, police prosecutor, Bankole Olasunkanmi, prayed the court for a short adjournment to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.
Moving the bail application, the Defence counsel, Gbenga Alabadan, urged the court to grant the accused person bail stressing since he was presumed innocent.
Civil servants shut Ministry of Finance, demand Adeosun’s resignation
A mild drama played out on Monday as civil servants at the Federal Ministry of Finance shut down the headquarters of the Ministry in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The workers alleged that since the assumption of office of the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, things had gone completely bad. Describing the Ministry as being in a state of poor welfare, the workers in their hundreds expressed disappointment over the non-payment of the entitlements due to them.
They locked all the entrances to the ministry and prevented vehicles and other visitors from gaining access to the premises, insisting that except their demands were met, they would not stop the protest.
The workers displayed placards bearing: “Things have not been going on well in the Ministry. “We demand to know what is going on in the Ministry.
“Overtime, we have not been paid our entitlements, allowances, training and other welfare packages.“A lot of people in this ministry are not happy because of poor staff welfare condition.”
Buhari hosts outgoing IG of Police, Solomon Arase, to dinner
A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted an interim injunction to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria to confiscate assets belonging to Nigerian businessman, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, over an alleged indebtedness of N50bn.
Justice Saliu Saidu gave the verdict following an application to that effect by AMCON’s lawyer, Mr. Yusuf Ali (SAN).
According to him, the order would survive until a suit filed by AMCON against Ibrahim and his companies was fully determined.
The companies affected by the seizure order include NICON Investment Limited and Global Fleet Oil and Gas Limited.
Also affected by the order were Ibrahim’s Nigeria Re-Insurance Company Plc, NICON Insurance Company Plc, Nigeria Stockbrokers Limited and NICON Trustees Limited.
The judge also restrained Ibrahim and the companies from making any withdrawal from all their known bank accounts pending the determination of the suit by AMCON.
AMCON claimed that NICON Investment Limited, Global Fleet Oil and Gas Limited and Ibrahim were indebted to it to the tune of over N50bn, resulting in “protracted negotiations and court battles.”
The new application to seize the defendant’s assets in Abuja, Lagos, Dubai and London, AMCON said, followed its renewed efforts to recover the alleged debt.