Thousands Of Youths Storm Abuja To Pray For Buhari
Territory (FCT) to pray for the national unity, security, and well-being
of the Nigeria’s economy, as well as the health of President Muhammad
influx of clergy men, both from the Muslim and Christian faith across
the country with a prayer for leaders: President, Vice President,
Legislature, Judiciary, State Governors, Service Chiefs, among others.
they (youth) are the future leaders, but some elders were currently
living today and tomorrow which rightly belongs to their children.
Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Chief Makole Azugbene, who likened
Nigeria’s situation to the Biblical story of Israelite, said: “They were
not content with lamentations but went down on their knees in one
accord in prayers.”
our maximum efforts are yielding minimum results. The youth have been
abused, used, misused and left despondent.”
corruption. They have watched helplessly as the gale of the theft of
their Commonwealth has become the order of the day.”
peace. The government of Nigeria owes the youth a debt of gratitude. The
youth is the hope of this country and as such deserve special
attention. Our leaders must not live their today and tomorrow that
rightly belong to the youth.”
Zone B APC Women Leaders and their Deputies in Makurdi on Friday, said:
lose hope in the APC. This party inherited a damaged system that is
undergoing structural repairs. Better days will soon be here. PDP Caused
us the Pain we are in Today and shouldn’t see their party as an option”
Akume was elected governor of Benue State under the platform of the
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999. He was again re-elected in 2003
for a second term in office.
Royal Highness, Isaac Okwu Kanu, father IPOB’s, Nnamdi Kanu has vowed
that Nigeria would be in trouble if his son is arrested or killed.
move by the Federal Government to get his son re-arrested, warning that
it would spell doom for the country.
Speaking with the Sun,
Kanu, who doubles as the traditional ruler of Afara Ukwu Ibeku in
Umuahia North Local Government area of Abia State also sent an SOS to
the United Nations, alleging that the Federal Government planned to kill
“Yes, of course, I’m a human being. When they talk
of re-arresting him, it means they want to kill him, but God will not
allow them because my son has done nothing wrong. I am using this
opportunity to call on the United Nations to call the Nigerian
government to order because they are planning to kill my son. My son did
not do anything; government should go after those who have committed
offence against Nigeria.
He said. “Why will they want to
re-arrest him? Did he kill anybody? Did he flout the constitution? Some
people are saying that my son, flouted the bail condition given him by a
Federal High Court in Abuja, but the question remains, what type of
bail condition was that? Is it possible that a person of my son’s
standing in the society could stay without meeting up to 10 persons in a
day or week?
“So, the said bail condition was against
his fundamental human rights. But that not withstanding, I know what we
are passing through in my palace; trying to stop people from coming
here, but there is a limit to which we can do that. Initially, the major
gate to my palace had always been open, but since he came back, that
gate has always been shut and we did that to stop people from gaining
access to the compound. So, I don’t know what they are talking about.”
what will happen if his son is rearrested, the monarch said, “Yes,
re-arresting my son will definitely cause more problems for the country.
Why would they re-arrest my son; to kill him? God and our people will
not allow that to happen. They should realise that Nnamdi has a boy he
has not set his eyes on since he was born and it was out of respect for
the laws of the land that made him not to go to London to see that boy.
Court Fixes Date To Hear Application For Final Forfeiture Of Diezani’s N2.6bn Properties
sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, on Friday fixed September 22, 2017, to
hear the application for the final forfeiture of four properties across
Lagos and River States, and Abuja, valued at N2,611, 592, 199, linked to
the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke and her
said application was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) to get the properties finally forfeited to the Federal
Government of Nigeria.
Counsel to the anti-graft agency, ABC
Ozioko stated that there was no such order mandating the commission to
serve the exparte application on the respondents, arguing that the
companies involved have no directors and did not even exist. Therefore
we ask for time to respond and to take the application for final
Justice Anka has directed EFCC to notify the
respondents in whose possession the assets/properties sought to be
forfeited are found to appear before the court and show cause within 14
days why the properties should not be forfeited to the FGN.
Anka also directed EFCC to make the publication of the interim order in
a National newspaper for the respondents and anyone who is interested
in the properties to appear before the court to show cause within 14
days why the final order of forfeiture of the properties should not be
made in favour of the Federal Government.
Man Who Impersonated Lagos Dep Gov. On Facebook And Duped Victim Of N1 Million Arraigned In Court
two years after the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule,
suspended her social media accounts, a 45 year-old man, Adamu Aminu, who
allegedly impersonated her on the Facebook, was on Friday arraigned
before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.
allegedly created a facebook account using the details of the deputy
governor to defraud people. He is facing a four-count charge of
impersonation, conspiracy, false pretence and fraud.
Prosecutor, Mr Rafiu Aroyewun, Assistant Director, Directorate of Public
Prosecutions (DPP), State Ministry of Justice, told the court that the
accused committed the offences in Agege area of Lagos sometime in
August. Aroyewun said the accused used the account to extort money from
unsuspecting members of the public before he was tracked down online by
The accused fraudulently obtained the sum of N1
million from one Mr Bright Obed on the pretext of soliciting funds for
an orphanage in Agege set up by the Deputy Governor.
Aminu pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Counsel to the accused, Ms Uzoamaka Nwafor, urged the magistrate to grant him bail on liberal terms.
In her ruling, Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja admitted the accused to a bail of N300, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Lagos Commissioner Of Police Orders Arrest Of Motorist’ Extorting Policemen
State Commissioner of Police Imohimi Edgal has ordered the officer in
charge of ‘X’ SQUAD to arrest three police officers who were caught
extorting motorists along Surulere area of the State.
also ordered the Deputy Commissioner of police, DCP, in charge of
Administration of Lagos command to issue the DPO in-charge of the area a
query and also report the conduct of the DPO to higher authorities for
poor supervision of his men according to the Inspector-General of police
The CP also ordered that henceforth only
HOD’ s, Area commanders and DPO’S who are directly in charge of their
Departments or stations are the only ones allowed to sign a detention
order in the command. The CP said under no circumstances should any
other person sign detention order.
He further stated
that any area command found guilty of any unworthy or a shameful act to
the police force, the Area commander or DPO will be held liable for
unnecessary detention of citizens.
According to him “it
has become very vital for all officers and men in Lagos state police
command to adhere these instructions and on no account will the
fundamental rights of the citizens of Lagos be trampled upon under my
The CP also note that the officers found guilty
of extorting motorist are currently facing disciplinary actions and the
police force in the State will no longer tolerate any act of lawlessness
from its personnel.