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|Politics / Re: Amosun Attends Swearing In Of Ogun LG/LCDA Chairmen (Photos) by dridowu: 1:42pm On Oct 11, 2016|
anonimi:Even though APC boycotts the election those that mean those parties that contest the election don't have a good candidates ? And i remember vividly in 2007 Oyo State ex Gov Rasheed Ladoja (2003-2007) organise local government election some days before May 29 AC cleared all the seats, few months after ex gov Adebayo Akala (2007-2011) sacks them and reorganize another local government elections PDP cleared all, my little sermon is that the 99.9% of the time Governor party determines the political party that will win LG election in Nigeria
Drama In Ekiti As PDP Sweeps LG Polls, APC Boycotts
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all the 16 chairmanship and 177 councillorship positions contested in the local government elections held in Ekiti state on Saturday, December 19.
Five political parties contested in the election, with the PDP making a clean sweep at the poll.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Justice Kayode Bamisile, the chairman of Ekiti state Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC), said all the winners are expected to be inaugurated today, December 21, by Governor Ayo Fayose after they might have received their Certificates of Return from SIEC.
|Politics / Re: Amosun Attends Swearing In Of Ogun LG/LCDA Chairmen (Photos) by dridowu: 1:06pm On Oct 11, 2016|
Ondo LG Election: PDP Clears All 18 Council Chairmanship Seats, , Loses Only 1 Councillorship Seat.
Drama In Ekiti As PDP Sweeps LG Polls, APC Boycotts
anonimi:Ondo and Ekiti states conduct their LG before Ogun and PDP claim all the chairmanship seats likewise 99.9% of councillorship seats , what can you say about that ?
|Crime / Two Nigerians Arrested For Cocaine Related Offence In India by dridowu: 2:08pm On Oct 03, 2016|
The Central Crime Branch officials arrested two Nigerians and recovered 300 gm of cocaine worth Rs. 20 lakh from them.
Bright Ighalo (36) and Ibe Chinedu Mike (33) were nabbed by a team of CCB sleuths while they were waiting for customers at Bhoopasandra bus stop on Saturday.
According to the police, the accused, who had come to India on student visas, had dropped out of college and were peddling drugs. They said the accused had purchased the drugs from their contact in Mumbai and were selling it to their contacts in Bengaluru.
The police have recovered seven mobile phones, two weighing machines and Rs.6.01 lakh in cash from them.
lalasticlala & mynd44
|Crime / 2 Nigerians Held For ‘cheating’ Woman In India by dridowu: 1:54pm On Oct 02, 2016|
: Two Nigerian nationals have been arrested for allegedly cheating an Indian woman of more than Rs. 8 lakh.
The accused have been identified as Chukwuma Collins and Nicudemus Obinna. The victim is a resident of Goa.
The police said one of them had befriended the woman on Facebook claiming he hailed from the UK.
“He became close to the woman by concocting a story that he had lost his wife, leaving him alone to take care of their five-year-old son,” said Ravindra Yadav, Joint CP (Crime). Carried away by his story, the woman had accepted him as her “brother” and promised to help him whenever he needed her.
Web of deceit
It was around a few weeks ago that the woman received a call from the man she had accepted as her “brother”. He told her that his wife had left behind a lot of jewellery, some of which he wanted to gift the victim. A few days after the man claimed to have parcelled the jewellery to her, the woman received a call from someone claiming to be a customs officer at the Goa airport.
“The caller told the victim that the parcel had to be seized as the sender was found to be flouting certain norms,” said an investigator. The caller then went on to propose that if she paid a penalty of Rs 8.04 lakh, she could receive the parcel. The woman ended up depositing the amount in a bank account provided by the caller.
When the woman did not receive any parcel, she tried to contact her “brother”. The alleged cheat, however, had switched off his mobile phone and deleted his Facebook account.
The woman then got an FIR registered with the Goa Police. A probe revealed that the cheats were operating from Delhi. The Delhi Police were subsequently contacted.
Technical surveillance helped establish that the accused were living in west Delhi’s Mahavir Enclave. A raid was conducted on Friday, and the two were caught from their rented home. Three laptops, two dozen mobile phones, around three dozen SIM cards, seven data cards and three pen drives have been seized from their flat, said the police.
lalasticlala & Mynd44
|Politics / Re: Edo Governorship Election: Unofficial Results - Nkiruhomann.com by dridowu: 12:08pm On Sep 30, 2016|
korazon:hahahahahahahahahahah if you win election Godwin ooooooooo
|Politics / Re: Godwin Obaseki's Promise Of 200,000 Jobs Got Him These Responses On Facebook by dridowu: 11:26am On Sep 30, 2016|
BUHARIISCURSED:APC has won Edo ,
|Politics / Re: PDP Crisis: Court Adjourns Suit indefinitely by dridowu: 10:47am On Sep 30, 2016|
tuniski:how did APC stole peoples mandate ? When pdp won Bayelsa, you didn't complain , why now ?
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|Crime / Nigerian Nabbed For Smuggling Government Fertiliser In Ghana by dridowu: 7:13pm On Sep 16, 2016|
Police in the Ashanti Region have intercepted a VIP bus with registration number AS-3614-T with bags of cocoa fertiliser which were meant to be distributed to farmers for free.
The bus was traveling from Kumasi to Aflao.
A 60-year-old Nigerian was arrested in the process for allegedly being responsible for the consignment.
Briefing the media, Ashanti regional police PRO, ASP Mohammed Tanko, said “We intercepted a VIP bus with huge bags of fertiliser – that is fertiliser meant for farmers. These are fertilisers distributed by government for free to cocoa farmers and some people managed to divert them and sell to others. So we managed to intercept the bus that was travelling from Kumasi to Aflao and we uncovered 12 of those huge bags in the vehicle. Our investigations have so far traced us to this man – Yekini Adejuma, a Nigerian”.
“We are advising the public that any agrochemical with the inscription not for sale means it is government that has procured them for free distribution to farmers and it is against the law for anybody who is not meant to deal with them to either sell, receive or buy them,” he advised.
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|Family / Re: Angry Nigerian Kid Steals His Father's Keys & Drives Off His Car In U.S (video) by dridowu: 9:57am On Sep 16, 2016|
After all the drama, na koboko sure pass in 9ja
|Education / South African Universities To Offer Bsc Witchcraft by dridowu: 9:17am On Sep 16, 2016|
The South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande has announced plans to have witchcraft included in the curriculum from 2018.
Speaking to representatives from student unions around the country, the minister announced the shocking move and urged future university entrees to consider taking Witchcraft. “There is a lot we can learn from witchcraft, like how they fly in that winnowing basket. Imagine if we learn that skill. It will eradicate traffic jams and everyone will just get in their basket and fly. It also means we will not be importing fuel anymore.” Blade said.
The announcement was met with boos and bottle throws from the packed auditorium who had gone to the meeting hoping the minister would announce a 0% fee increase for the coming year. The unperturbed minister also invited renowned witches to make an appointment with his office so they can have their skills tested and those outstanding would then be hired as lecturers.
He also invited witches from across the border, promising them permanent residents permits. “I spoke to Gibs (Minister of Home affairs Malusi Gigaba) and he agreed to issue witches from outside South Africa with permanent residence permits. I heard Malawi and Zimbabwe have an impressive collection of witches. We are hoping they will heed the call”, he added.
Applications is said to be closing on the 30th of September at midnight, after which an appointed panel with conduct interviews. There currently is an opening for 109 witches.
lalasticlala & Mynd44
|Crime / Nigerian Man Arrested For Raping Kenyan Student In India by dridowu: 6:13pm On Sep 15, 2016|
NOIDA: A 25-year old Nigerian national was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a woman in Greater Noida. The accused, Obina, is a B-Tech dropout from Sharda University. The victim, a resident of Kenya, has also completed a bachelor programme in nursing from the same university recently. Police said the duo knew each other and also lived together for some time.
|Travel / Arik Airline Resumes Operations After Temporary Suspension by dridowu: 8:28am On Sep 14, 2016|
Arik, the airline with the largest fleet in the country, will resume full operation wednesday after tuesday’s suspension of operations due to its inability to renew its aircraft insurance.
|Sports / Nigeria's Nollywood Winner And Other Paralympic Surprises by dridowu: 7:09pm On Sep 13, 2016|
At the half-way point through the Games, here are five things you may not know about the team.
1. A gold medal has been won by a Nollywood actress
When Lauritta Onye threw a shot put 8.40m she not only won gold but broke a word record.
The Nigerian Paralympic gold medallist is also known as…. Laury White.
Under that name she starred in the Nollywood film Lords of Money in 2015.
Her performance skills were put to good use on Sunday night when she celebrated her victory in acrobatic style in front of the cameras.
2. More medals than the Olympic team
Nigeria's Paralympians already have six golds, two silvers and one bronze medal.
That's compared to Nigeria's Olympic team which only took home one bronze for football last month.
At the half-way point Nigeria's Paralympic team is 10th in the medal table and top among African countries, whereas the Olympians were joint 78th by the end.
3. It's not the first time
At London 2012 the country won 13 medals at the Paralympic Games and not one single medal in the Olympics.
And again they came home with more medals in 2008, 2004, 2000 and 1996.
A point not missed by some Nigerians on Twitter:
Before this Games, the former director of the National Sports Commission went as far as to say that he hoped the Paralympians would "erase the shame of the dismal showing at the Olympic Games", reports Nigeria's Daily Trust.
4 Serial record breaker
Weightlifter Lucy Ejike broke a world record on Sunday to win gold with a lift of 142kg in the women's under-61kg event.
It the third time she has broken a world record - in Beijing in 2008 she broke two during the under-48kg event.
The 38-year-old wheelchair user has won three gold medals since she started competing in 2000.
5. Powerlifting dominates
Only one of Nigeria's nine medals is not in powerlifting - so far it has five Paralympic powerlifting golds, two silvers and one bronze.
That's added to 15 other powerlifting gold medals since Nigeria started competing in 1992.
But then the numbers are against the other Paralympians - 14 of the 23 Nigerian competitors are powerlifters.
This doesn't appear to be by accident.
After the powerlifters came back from the 2012 Paralympics with 12 medals the then Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi told the UK's Guardian paper that Nigeria would just put money into a few sports where they have a comparative advantage.
|Politics / Edo APGA Executives Defect To APC by dridowu: 5:29pm On Sep 13, 2016|
The Publicity Secretary and Chieftain of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Edo State, Hon (Chief) Pius Okolie, with over 1,000 of his supporters, including executive members and chieftains have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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|Politics / Re: Residents Of Gwoza Town Hold Eid Prayers For The First Time In 3 Years by dridowu: 8:01am On Sep 13, 2016|
Peace Must Return Back To Nigeria May God Gives The Presi Buhari Wisdom To Achieve It
|Travel / The Nigerians Who Go Surfing In Lagos Harbour by dridowu: 8:07am On Sep 12, 2016|
It is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a mega-city like Lagos but sitting on the Atlantic Ocean means Nigeria's biggest city is a prime spot for surfers.
|Politics / Re: Salvador: PDP Will Take Over Lagos In 2019 by dridowu: 8:40pm On Sep 11, 2016|
abes:Sincerely i can't say but i want a vibrant opposition that will gives the ruling party a run for their money
|Politics / Re: Salvador: PDP Will Take Over Lagos In 2019 by dridowu: 5:10pm On Sep 11, 2016|
PDP 1999 : We will win Lagos guber election
PDP 2003: We will win Lagos guber election
PDP 2007: We will win Lagos guber election
PDP 2011 : We will win Lagos guber election
PDP 2015 : We will win Lagos guber election
PDP 2019 : We will win Lagos guber election
PDP 2023 : We will win Lagos guber election
PDP 2027: We will win Lagos guber election
plaetton:@bolded, most of the thing in life is almost
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|Politics / Re: Dimeji Bankole Prostrates Before Ooni Of Ife As Ooni Smiles by dridowu: 4:58pm On Sep 11, 2016|
Yoruba ,Culture and Respect
|Politics / Salvador: PDP Will Take Over Lagos In 2019 by dridowu: 4:51pm On Sep 11, 2016|
It has been the ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State to win the governorship election of the state. But much as the party tried, controlling the government of the cosmopolitan state and the commercial nerve centre of the country has been an elusive venture for the party, which ruled the country at the centre for 16years. For a factional Chairman of the PDP in Lagos State, Moshood Salvador, however, the time is ripe for the party to take over the mantle of leadership in the centre of excellence. Oladipupo Awojobi recently engaged Salvador in an interview, where he spoke on issues affecting the party, the state and Nigeria in general
Moshood Salvador, factional PDP chairman in Lagos State, declared during a recent chat that it was so clear that Lagos State could be won by the PDP, recalling that the party won six seats at the Federal House of Representatives, and eight seats at the state House of Assembly in the 2015 general elections.
This, he maintained, serves as an elixir, and stressed that the party was waiting for the forthcoming local council elections in the state to further prove its mettle with an assurance that they would win the bye election of the House of Reps coming up in Ifako/Ijaiye area of the state with the recent death of the lawmaker representing the constituency, Dr. Adewale Elijah.
The politician added that it was glaring that the PDP could still control the central government provided the managers of the party manage it right.
“Good enough, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has started cleansing the PDP. Some people call it persecution, the government calls it prosecution, but I call it cleansing of my party. If you can have it in mind that if I misbehave somebody is there watching me, then you would adjust,” he said.
Salvador does not agree with those who say that the PDP is factionalised, but admitted that there are crises in the party.
He accused the media of magnifying the issues in the party, while admitting that there are factions within the party, but that when a party is really factionalised, they will have different secretariat in all the states of the federation and at the national level.
“But nothing of such is happening in the PDP. You were in this country in the early days of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), when Abdulkadir was used by the PDP against Mamman Yusuf of AD then. The faction was supported by the government of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and Abdukadir’s faction had secretariats in Abuja and all over the states of the federation, that is what we call real faction.
“In politics, where you have 10 offices, and over 1,000 people are vying for the offices, you would see the losers protesting that they were rigged out. We are never honest in this country, so we have no confidence in one another.
“Do we even have confidence in the government not to talk of individuals. I don’t blame anybody for that. I would appeal to the media to help solve the problem in the PDP rather than aggravating it. Some people are aggrieved in the party, but the best thing is for us to make sure we reconcile and solve the problems,” he said.
He cautioned that the fight against corruption by the government of President Buhari could not work, and accused the ruling party of chasing thieves and leaving the remaining goods, adding that other people would steal the goods.
According to him, it was wrong for the government to concentrate on fighting corruption, while other areas are suffering.
“You can fight corruption, protect what you have and hand over any culpable person to the anti-graft agencies, it is not for you to be fully involved in fighting corruption and leave economy, security, healthcare and others to suffer, I would not agree with them on that. “Everybody agrees with him on the fight against corruption, it is a way of cleansing my party too. You cannot see my name on the list of corrupt persons. I didn’t collect a dime from the PDP in Lagos State, not to talk of at the federal level. I contributed my money for the success of the party, I gave N5million to Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe to assist the party in the last general election,” he said.
Salvador does not see the current probe by the federal government as giving his party a negative image, adding that the whole thing boils down to the fact that those are the people they have exposed, and that there is no government without corrupt individuals.
His words: “Who can convince you that there is any government without thieves, when you can wake up one morning to see someone that came to beg you for N1,000 having all the money two months after getting to power and driving a Rolls Royce without anybody asking questions.
“It can only happen in Nigeria. We were in Lagos, when somebody went to Dubai to celebrate his first N1 Billion less than six months of getting to a public office. I mean just a Special Adviser to the Governor.
“It happened in Lagos State and instead of condemnation, we celebrated him, only God knows how many billions of naira he has stolen now. Immediately they stole all these money, they would come to say they want to be governors or senators.
“This is why it is difficult to correct anything because 80% of the people that are now governors or senators are guilty of corruption. They made their money in such a funny and nasty ways and use it to buy power.”
The issue of budget padding that recently rocked the Federal House of Representatives also came to the fore during the interview and Salvador disclosed that this is another matter of concern, saying that “it was unimaginable that the Speaker of the House of Reps, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara could have the gut to say that budget padding is not a crime.”
“This is a man that does not have much experience in legislative services, a greenhorn. This year, they would pad the budget and make N100 Billion, another year, it is N200 Billion, the following year, it is N400 Billion and so on like that. By the time they leave office, they would have made so much money that they can ever manage.
“They are not even trained to manage, they don’t have any experience to manage things properly. Even if you fill a building with N1 Trillion, they would waste it. That is why I am recommending life imprisonment for anybody that is found guilty of corruption.
“The reason is that they are killing some people. Innocent people are losing their lives, I have a team of doctors I give money to regularly so that they could treat indigent people in the society. I give money to people to eat and it is affecting my pocket too. I almost shed tears, when someone told me he had not eaten for three days, I had to put N20,000 in his account to assist him, “he said.
He accused the incumbent government of not going in the right direction on the economy, and said that they were not even prepared, or experienced to handle power, while advising that they should have hired experts to help them.
He made reference to what former president Olusegun Obasanjo did, when he got to office in 1999.
“How much did he meet in the coffers of the country, but he went ahead to bring the likes of now Governor Nasir El Rufai to develop the FCT, Abuja as minister, he brought former finance minister, Mrs. Okonjo Iweala, Ezekwesili and others.
“Didn’t you see the effect of Iweala, she was not after money, she was just after a cause. Buhari is old, he could not jump the way ex-president Goodluck Jonathan was jumping then, he cannot jump the way former president Olusegun Obasanjo was jumping because he was younger, when he got to office in 1999.
“We have to pity Buhari, he needs assistance and he should open the windows of assistance for experts to come in. Now, our industries are dying, industrialists are leaving the country, many airlines have left.
“The next thing was for him to approve N179 per dollar for pilgrims, when those in the productive sector buy it at N400 per dollar, I see this as a big problem,” he stated.
On the Edo State Governorship election, the PDP chieftain emphasised that all the crowd in the campaign grounds of the two leading parties; PDP and APC could not translate to votes, alleging that they are hired crowd.
“Go to the electorate and ask questions, they condemn the APC government in Edo State. The PDP is prepared to win, though we don’t have police or military power, we just need to protect our votes. We want the people of Edo to do that, it is difficult for the APC to win in Edo State again,” he said.
The issue of state and community police, he said, were addressed in the AD many years back as he said that they are the ones that can protect the people better, while making reference to the architecture of a house, which he said belongs to the owner before the architect is called to design it.
“So, nobody can know the corners of my house more than I do. You cannot just bring someone to come and take care of my area and police it. In a particular area, we know what they do in the compound without entering the place.
“We know their culture and tradition, there are some compounds we know that they deal in masquerades, we know, where they are Osun worshipers and others. So, nobody can deceive you about what they do in those places. So, all these can be handled by state or community police,” he said.
The veteran politician was part of the delegates at the 2014 Constitutional Conference organised by former president Goodluck Jonathan and he felt the report of the conference is one of the things that could turn the nation around. He made it clear that if any government thinks the report should not be implemented, then they should have other ideas. “Now, it is obvious that they don’t have any other idea, they would still go back to the report of the conference because there is nothing you want to do that is not there. If they have the money to waste, they can organise another one, but the money is not even there for them,” he stated.
|Politics / Edo KOWA Candidate, Osadolor Withdraws, Blames INEC by dridowu: 7:16pm On Sep 10, 2016|
The candidate of KOWA Party in the Edo State governorship election, Thompson Osadolor, has withdrawn from the race.
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|Properties / Re: Nuli Juice Update: Tenants Were Actually Aware Of The "X" Sign On The Structure by dridowu: 8:01am On Sep 10, 2016|
|Travel / Anthony Oshinuga Fulfills Dream Of Flying by dridowu: 7:11pm On Sep 08, 2016|
Son Of Nigerian Immigrants Fulfills Dream Of Flying
|Crime / 8 In 10 Nigerian Women In Italy Are Sex Trafficking Victims by dridowu: 4:51pm On Sep 07, 2016|
(ANSA) - Vatican City, September 7 - At least 80% of Nigerian women and girls arriving in Italy are sex trafficking victims, Vatican news agency Agenzia Fides reported Wednesday.
"Hundreds of thousands of people fall victim to human trafficking every year in Africa alone," Monsignor Ignatius Ayau Kaigama told an international conference against human trafficking organized by Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings (COATNET) and Catholic charity Caritas in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
"Of the overall number of victims, 79% are sexually exploited and the majority are women," said Kaigama, who is the archbishop of the central Nigerian city of Jos and president of the Nigerian Bishops Conference.
"The remaining 21% are coerced into forced labor, and the majority of these are men". "In some parts of West Africa, the majority of trafficking victims are children under 18," he went on. "This conference must find a way to put an end to child labor in all its forms," the archbishop said.
He also called on the Nigerian government "to declare human trafficking a national disgrace, and to take urgent and long-lasting measures to address its root causes. This in light of recent reports that 80% of Nigerian girls that reach Italy, do so for reasons of sex trafficking".
|Education / Nigerian Students Sue Alabama College For Treating Them ‘like Animals’ by dridowu: 10:40am On Sep 07, 2016|
Godsgift Moses, Promise Owei, Thankgod Harold, Success Jumbo, Savior Samuel, and 30 more Nigerian students came to America hoping it would be the promised land.
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|Crime / Malta Court Order Re-arrest Of A Nigerian Over Drug Trafficking by dridowu: 12:41pm On Sep 06, 2016|
A court has revoked the bail granted to a Nigerian man who absconded to Hungary while awaiting trial for masterminding a 2010 cocaine smuggling attempt.
32-year old Stephen Ikeckikwu Egbo had been arrested in late November 2010 during a sting led by drug squad police. The investigations led to the seizure of 60 capsules of cocaine that had been discovered in the stomach of a Romanian drug mule on arrival to Malta from Dusseldorf a week prior.
Using the information garnered from the Romanian's interrogation, the Drugs Squad had carried out a controlled delivery to the Nigerian’s home in San Gwann and arrested him. Egbo had only been in Malta for three months at the time.
He was subsequently charged with conspiracy to import cocaine.
News reports from the time show that his request for bail was initially refused, but as often happens, this was eventually granted under strict conditions. But after Egbo failed to turn up for several court sittings in late December 2015, police found that he had changed his address without informing them and had probably absconded.
He was stopped and arrested in Hungary last March on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant and returned to Malta under police escort.
He took to the witness stand in August, telling magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera that he had been granted bail “3 or 4 years ago” and had been legally employed as a licensed security guard.
Egbo had been ordered to sign a bail book every day as part of his bail conditions which, he claimed, made it impossible for him to work. His wife had left him as a result, he said.
The Nigerian had applied to study at MCAST to find a better job after embarking on a romantic relationship with a Hungarian girl, who promptly fell pregnant and returned to Hungary as he couldn't provide for her.
At the same time his security guard licence was revoked because of the ongoing criminal proceedings, leaving him with no income and homeless.
A further complication presented itself in the form of a refusal by the Hungarian authorities to acknowledge a declaration of paternity that he had sent through a notary, insisting that he make it in person. He had never seen his daughter, he said.
He claimed to have left Malta "because he saw that no progress was being made in his drugs case" and felt that the five-year wait meant that his right to a fair trial had been violated.
In her judgement on the matter, Magistrate Scerri Herrera noted that although the prosecution had declared that it had no further evidence to produce in 2014, it took till March 2016 for the criminal inquiry to be concluded, because of several requests filed by the Attorney General for more sittings to hear evidence.
The court urged the Attorney General to issue the Bill of Indictment without further delay, while pointing out to the accused that he was afforded remedies at law to contest such a situation.
“It is true that the situation that the accused found himself in can be frustrating, but doing what he did certainly did not help the situation but only worsened his own case,” the magistrate said.
Egbo's bail was revoked, the court ordering his re-arrest. His €2,500 deposit was also confiscated, as was his €35,000 personal guarantee.
|Politics / Re: Sheriff’s Faction Moves To Displace Ize-Iyamu In Edo Guber by dridowu: 8:19am On Sep 03, 2016|
Paperwhite:If APC is using Sherriff, what then do you say about Wike and Fayose that went ahead to wake up the sleeping dog ?
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|Politics / Sheriff’s Faction Moves To Displace Ize-Iyamu In Edo Guber by dridowu: 9:13pm On Sep 02, 2016|
Ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo state, the faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyal to the ousted national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise the candidate of the group, Mathew Iduoriyekwemwen, as the PDP’s candidate for the election.
A member of the House of Representatives representing Egor/Kpoba-Okha Federal Constituency, Hon. Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma, was at the INEC office on Friday to submit a court ruling ordering the commission to accept Iduoriyekwemwen as the PDP candidate for the election in Edo state.
But there was an altercation between the lawmaker and the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi, when the latter scolded the delegation for barging into the commission’s premises to address the media without any notice.
The plan of Sheriff’s delegation to meet with the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, failed as the chairman was said to have left for Jumat prayers.
Addressing newsmen later outside the INEC premises, the lawmaker said the commission’s decision to publish the name of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who emerged from a primary election conducted by the PDP National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi as PDP candidate for the election was illegal.
He said the INEC’s legal department should advise the commission’s chairman, Prof Mahmud Yakubu accordingly in order for the “righful thing to be done”, adding that “INEC must obey court order”.
“Today, I am challenging INEC to do the needful and be on the side of the law. We are not in a Kangaroo country. Nigeria is a great nation. Something good can come out of Nigeria. I have submitted a letter to the INEC chairman to as soon as possible, with immediate effect, put Hon Iduoriyekwemwen as candidate of PDP for the Edo governorship election because the court order has been struck out.
“Today, Hon Iduoriyekwemwen is the rightful candidate. So there is nothing more to say about this than for INEC to be on the side of the law, obey the law of the land. Anybody that refuses to obey the law of the land will face the music at the end of the day.
“There was a court order given recently by Justice Adeniyi of the FCT High Court. There was a case filed by Ize-Iyamu at the same court that has brought us to where we are now but INEC decided to place Ize-Iyamu as candidate of PDP; which is the Makarfi group.
“It is also on record that the Judgement given by Justice Abang, said that in law, Makarfi does not exist, that His Excellency, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is the authentic chairman of PDP,” he said.
|Politics / 7 APC Aspirants Step Down For Segun Abraham In Ondo by dridowu: 11:35am On Sep 02, 2016|
Confirming live from APC secretariat in ONDO, 7 aspirants have stepped down for Dr. Segun Abraham
|Politics / Re: Jimoh Ibrahim In Court To Stop Jegede by dridowu: 8:23am On Sep 01, 2016|
engineerboat:Well, what i know is that shame on Nigeria Judiciary in general for selling justice to the highest bidder. Whether Sherriff faction/Markarfi faction , they both got the money and power to buy the judges to their side, so therefore until Nigeria judiciary weeds out the corrupt among them so many things will rot. Sherrif group run to Abuja because they believe his judgement, Markafi group also runs to Ondo because they believe his/her judgement also. Do you think both of them will run to judge they did not trust ? Yes/No
|Politics / Re: Jimoh Ibrahim In Court To Stop Jegede by dridowu: 8:10am On Sep 01, 2016|
sublimes:They run to the judge because they have faith in him just the same way Markafi group have faith in FHC Port Harcourt Judge.
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|Politics / Jimoh Ibrahim In Court To Stop Jegede by dridowu: 1:32pm On Aug 31, 2016|
Group Managing Director of Energy Group and Ondo State governorship candidate of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, yesterday filed a suit asking a Federal High Court, Abuja not to recognise the candidate of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN).
The suit filed before Justice O. E Abang is between Jimoh Ibrahim, the PDP versus Makarfi, Senator Ben Obi, Senator Odion Ugbesia, Senator Abdul Ningi and Barr Kabiru Usman.
Also joined in the suit were Prince Adeyeye, Aisha Aliyu and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The applicants are asking the court to restrain the caretaker committee from sponsoring any candidate for election into its offices or holding any State Congress, Primaries, Conference in Ondo State in whatsoever name for the purpose of electing any candidate for the PDP.
Part of the reliefs in the suit is also that the plaintiff remains the PDP’s gubernatorial candidate in the 2016 election pending the hearing and determination of the suit.
They also prayed the court for an order allowing the Plaintiff/Applicants to serve the originating summons and its accompaniments, motion for interlocutory injunction and hearing notice in the suit on the 1 — 7th defendants through substituted means to with: by advertising the originating summons and its accompaniments, motion for interlocutory injunction and hearing notice in two national newspapers.
The plaintiffs also asked for an order for the abridgment of time within which the 1 — 7th defendants may enter appearance and file their responses to the originating summons to eight days, upon being served with the originating process.
Part of the reliefs is also for an order for accelerated hearing of the suit and for such further order or others as the court may deem fit.
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