EX-Governor Segun Oni Joins Governorship Race In Ekiti
The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress
and former Ekiti State Governor, Chief Segun Oni, has joined the Ekiti
He would make an open
declaration in July, the Director-General of the Segun Oni Campaign, Dr.
Ife Arowosoge, said on Thursday at the maiden meeting of APC leaders
and members from all the 16 Local Government areas working for the 2018
aspiration of the former governor.
Arowosoge, a former House
of Representatives member, revealed that Oni had sent letters of his
intention to vie for governor in 2018 to the party executives at the
ward, local government and state levels.
According to him, Oni is
joining the race based on “clarion calls” from interest groups like
teachers, civil servants, local government workers, retirees, youth and
Arowosoge said, “This is the man we have chosen to
work for; we are not ashamed to associate with this man of integrity and
we must ensure that he wins both the primary and general election with
“The slogan of 16-0 against APC must not only stop, it must be reversed; it will be 16-0 against PDP.
political atmosphere is most favourable for our party now and the only
person people are demanding of our party to give them is Chief Olusegun
Oni who they are ready to vote in as governor, come 2018.”
said Oni has the experience, exposure and pedigree to make a difference
if given the chance to occupy the governor’s chair again describing him
as “simple, plain-minded, intelligent, humble, respectful,
incorruptible, responsible and God-fearing.”
administration (2007-2010), he provided employment for over 4,000 youth,
gave autonomy to both Legislature and Judiciary; accorded traditional
institution respect, gave good welfare package to civil servants and
retirees, as well as provided infrastructures and other social welfare
Customers Storm Bank After Staff Flees With N1.3M Savings
A female staff of a Micro Finance Bank, Folashade Olayiwola has been
arrested and charged before a Lagos court for allegedly escaping with
N1.3 million savings paid into the bank by some petty traders through
for their money which led to the arrest of Folashade by the Police. The
incident happened at the Shepherd Trust Micro Finance Bank branch at
Ogba, Lagos where Folashade was deployed as Staff. She has since been
arraigned in court for stealing and remanded in prison custody.
to collect money as saving from their customers, mainly petty traders
who save their monies in order to access loan or repaying the soft loans
they borrowed from the bank.
to the tune of N1.3 million, she failed to remit it to the bank but
rather escaped with the money. When it was time to obtain the loan, the
petty traders were not given loan or allowed to withdraw their savings.
savings did not reflect in the bank account records despite the fact
that the customers actually paid the money through the defendant.
she admitted that the customers paid her the money but told the bank
that she used the money to solve her personal problem.
arrested and charged before Ogba Magistrates court with stealing under
the Criminal Code. She pleaded not guilty.
N300,000 with two sureties in like sum. The matter was adjourned till
28 July 2017. She was remanded in prison custody pending when she will
perfect her bail condition.
Akeredolu Donates Cash To Families Of Slain Soldiers
Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has condoled with the
Army on the recent killing of three soldiers by some militants in Ajakpa
community. The governor, who spoke yesterday during a condolence visit
to the Commanding Officer of the 19 Battalion at Okitipupa, described
the death of the soldiers as regrettable.
Akeredolu, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on
Security, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, said his administration would continue to
provide logistics support for the military and other security agencies
to protect the residents and their property.
The state government gave N250,000 to the soldier with bullet wounds and
N500,000 each to the families of the three slain soldiers.
Lagos Notorious Land Grabbing Kingpin Sir K Oluwo Arrested
Efforts by the Lagos State Government to curb the activities of land
grabbers popularly known as Omo onile received a massive boost on
Thursday as the Special Task Force on Land Grabbing set by Governor
Akinwunmi Ambode arrested one Kamorudeen Lamina, alias Sir K Oluwo,
described as a notorious Omo onile kingpin, who has allegedly been
terrorising the people of the state, especially residents of Ikorodu.
The Omo Onile Kingpin, who was arrested on Thursday, fell into the
waiting hands of the taskforce when he was tricked out of hiding in a
well-orchestrated operation carried out in the Alausa area of the state.
The Chairman of the Lagos State Special Taskforce on Land Grabbing, Jide
Bakare, said his office received tons of petitions written by innocent
residents deprived of their legitimate investment in landed property by
the unscrupulous gang allegedly led by Mr. Lamina, said to have been a
torn in the flesh of his victims.
Mr. Bakare, in a statement, said that the arrest of Sir K Oluwo by his
team was a clear indication of the commitment of the Ambode-led
administration to ensure that the lives and property of residents across
the state was secured and protected under the law.
He said the state government had made its zero tolerance stance against
land grabbing offences very clear, just as he assured that every
legitimate investment made in the state would be protected by
Mr. Bakare further assured residents that information given by them
against the nefarious activities of land grabbers will be treated with
utmost confidence, a statement by Kayode Oyekanmi, assistant director of
public affairs at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, said.
According to him, the state government will immediately begin the
prosecution of the arrested Omo Onile Kingpin, to serve as deterrent to
others that no one is above the law in Lagos State.
While warning those in the act to steer clear of Lagos, Mr. Bakare also
said the task force would intensify efforts to make the state unbearable
for their nefarious activities.
Recall that earlier this year, at the commissioning of the new office of
the Special Taskforce on Land Grabbing, the State Attorney General and
Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, promised to go after any
godfather aiding and abetting the criminal activities of the Omo Oniles
in the state, saying “no matter who you are and your status, we will
come after you and prosecute you”.
Niger Delta Militants Issue quit notice to Northerners again!
Despite acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s warning against hate speeches
and threats from any part of the country, a coalition of Niger Delta
militants has insisted on its quit notice to northerners living in the oil-rich region.
The militant groups, in a statement on Thursday, also lamented that none
of the leaders of the northern groups that issued the quit notice to
the people of the South-East living in the North had been arrested.
Signatories of the statement issued in Port Harcourt, who gathered under
the aegis of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, are John Duku
(Niger Delta Watchdogs), Ekpo Ekpo (Niger Delta Volunteers), Osarolor
Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors), Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters),
and Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters).
Others are Ibinabo Horsfall (Niger Delta Movement for Justice), Duke
Emmanson (Niger Delta Fighters Network), Inibeghe Adams (Niger Delta
Freedom Mandate), and Ibinabo Tariah (Niger Delta Development Network).
The coalition said, “As a follow-up on our previous press release, a
joint meeting between the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators and youth
leaders across the Niger Delta region held today (Thursday) in Port
Harcourt to review the state of the Nigerian nation and the position of
Niger Delta in the Nigerian state. After hours of deliberation; we
hereby resolve as follows:
“All northerners living in the Niger Delta have been given three-month
notice to quit the Niger Delta before October 1, 2017. We still stand by
our previous decisions and we demand the immediate return of the oil
blocs owned by northerners to Niger Delta people.
“All oil and gas companies operating in oil bloc(s)/well(s) illegally
owned by northerners should also vacate such oil blocs/wells/platforms
before October 1, 2017.
“We demand an immediate relocation of the NNPC headquarters to the
Niger Delta and the replacement of the Group Managing Director of the
NNPC with an indigene of the Niger Delta region. All
offices/boards/agencies that have anything to do with oil and gas should
be relocated immediately to the Niger Delta region and all non-Niger
Delta directors/staff replaced with Niger Delta indigenes.”