Sunday, 22 July 2018

Davido congratulates uncle for winning Osun PDP governorship ticket

Davido congratulates uncle for winning Osun PDP governorship ticket

Nigerian music star David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has congratulated his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, for clinching the Osun governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The senator representing Osun west, defeated his closest challenger, Akin Ogunbiyi, to emerge the flagbearer of the PDP in the September 22 governorship election.

Davido congratulated him in 2 tweets shortly after the final results were declared in Oshogbo.

“Congratulations to Senator Ademola Adeleke on winning the PDP gubernatorial primaries!! , the incoming governor of Osun state.”


Military fails to locate missing soldiers, gun trucks abducted by Boko Haram

Military fails to locate missing soldiers, gun trucks abducted by Boko Haram

Burial ceremony of soldiers killed by Boko Haram
According to reliable military sources, some troops of the Nigerian Army, who went missing in action, following the Boko Haram terrorists’ attacks on a military base in Jilli, Yobe State, and Bama, Borno State are yet to be found.

Oshiomhole, Buhari stall R-APC defection plan

Oshiomhole, Buhari stall R-APC defection plan

The recent approach by President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to influential leaders of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) may have stalled the planned mass defection of members of the group, TheNation reports.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Dino Melaye may have organized burning of classrooms he built – Yahaya Bello

Dino Melaye may have organized burning of classrooms he built – Yahaya Bello

On Wednesday, a block of four classrooms Senator Dino Melaye donated to Government Girls Secondary School, Sarki Noma, Lokoja, were burnt down by suspected hoodlums.

Commenting on the incident in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello said Melaye is an “attention seeker” who may attack himself to get public sympathy.

Bello said neither he nor his supporters played a role in the attack, adding that there is a possibility Melaye staged the incident.

“The project that was embarked on by him that was burnt down is highly condemnable. I condemn it in its entirety,” Bello said.

“Remember the person in question is an attention seeker, remember he has orchestrated self-attacks severally in the state and I won’t be surprised in order to draw public sympathy if he organised that for himself.

“This is a project he started; nobody stopped you from starting it. You continued it and you completed it, nobody stopped you. You are about commissioning it, why would anybody go and burn it down? Why would any right thinking person go there and burn it down?

“That is not our character, that is not my own style of politicking. If anything, any development is for the people. The money did not come from his pocket, it is public fund meant for the people. So, if he tries to do that, and turn around to seek for public sympathy and orchestrated that on himself again, it is most unfortunate. That is the only way I can attribute it.

“In Kogi state remember, that we inherited a volatile state where a lot of insecurity, violence used to be an order of the day but upon assumption of office, Kogi state is the safest today.”

~TheCable
Stranded football fans in Russia return to Nigeria

Stranded football fans in Russia return to Nigeria

155 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup has arrived the country on Friday night.

The stranded football fans including a nursing mother in her mid thirties came through Ethiopian Airline flight number ET-ALP that arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja at about 9.12 p.m on July 20.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, who was at the airport to monitor their arrival, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to ensure their safe return.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Man granted N200,000 bail for allegedly stealing Television worth N95,000

Man granted N200,000 bail for allegedly stealing Television worth N95,000

A 28-year-old man, Stanley Okafor, on Friday appeared in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for alleged theft of television set worth N95,000.

Okafor, who resides at 24, Wilfred St., Ajara Agamethon in Badagry, is facing a charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Akpam Ikem, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 13 at a Shopping Complex in Aradagun area of Badagry.

Ikem said the complainant, Mr Jeff Nwadike, had asked the accused to deliver the television set to a customer but he instead, diverted it to his personal use.

The offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 which stipulates three-year jail term for offenders.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr Jimoh Adefioye, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with a surety in like sum and adjourned the case until August 31st for mention.