Fulani Herdsmen Heartlessly Attack Rice farmers in Benue State

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The menace of herdsmen in Benue State continue in-spite of several peace meeting between the Fulani, Benue indigens and the state government. Some rice farmers are currently receiving treatment at the Benue State University teaching hospital after they were butchered by Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday the 20th of june 2006 when they took there cattle’s to graze on the farm land.

According to Ukan Kurugh, after butchering the farmers, the herdsmen led their cows into the farm and started grazing.

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I will contest for President in 2019 election-Fayose

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Governor, Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state Governor says he will run for president in 2019. Fayose disclosed this when he spoke with journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Friday. He said:

“I have defeated two incumbent governors in two different attempts. So, defeating the All Progressives Congress in the coming presidential election would be a walkover. Many did not believe that I can come back as governor of Ekiti State after eight years. I don’t know how God did it. This time, I am going to the presidency. God is taking me there but I don’t know how. I have penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand. I would take it. I’m going straight to that Villa. I’m the next president. I want to be the next president of Nigeria. My own won’t be this change that has brought nothing. We are going to represent the people well and tell them the truth” he said.

Terrible Flood Kills APC board of trustee member

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All Progressive Congress (APC) is mourning as it losses one of its own,Sir Olisaemeka Akamukalem, a member of the Board of Trustees of the (APC) has died. The party chieftain, who was an indigene of Delta State, died on Tuesday in Gwarimpa, Abuja, after heavy rainfall swept away his car with him in it.

The remains of the 57-year-old man has been deposited at the Kubwa General Hospital morgue.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday and signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi,  APC confirmed the news of Akamukalem’s death. APC recalled that the late Akamukali was the former National Chairman of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) that merged with others to form the APC in 2013. He had also served as the first Assistant National Secretary of the All Peoples Party (APP).

The statement read in part:

“He was the Director-General of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Campaign for President and thereafter served as member of the APC Presidential Campaign Committee that worked for the successful election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. The late party chieftain who served the APC as first interim National Auditor was one the stabilizing forces in the party and always identified with progressive causes to strengthen the Party and ensure unity among members. Sadly, the late Akamukali has left us at a critical time when he was needed to contribute to nation building and the implementation of the APC Change Agenda. We however take solace knowing that the late party chieftain lived a fulfilled and impactful life during his time on earth.”

Adams Oshiomhole surprised his blind daughter on her Birthday .

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The former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Wednesday, June 7th, paid a surprise visit to his visually impaired adopted “daughter” Joyce Imasuen Osaivbie, on her 15th birthday.
According to Victor Oshioke, who shared the heartwarming story, the brilliant young girl is currently a student of Queens College Lagos.
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“This blissful relationship started a few years ago when Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his wife Iara discovered this physically challenged girl whose father and elder brother are equally blind. From that moment they took over responsibility for her education and personal needs and fondly refer to her their daughter. So when Comrade Adams Oshiomhole realised that yesterday June 7th was her birthday, he decided to honour her in a grand style by paying her a surprise visit in their modest family home with a beautiful cake to celebrate the special day. To add color and glamour to the visit he went with an entourage of over 40 persons which included the honorable Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, the Deputy Speaker, Majority Leader, 18 other honourable members of the House, ex commissioners and his personal aides.” He wrote

Calabar Lite as Acting president Yemi Osinbajo Visits.

 

Calabar, the capital of Cross River state has gone agog as the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo arrived the city Thursday afternoon on official visit. Among the huge excitement that was on display were school children and residents who trooped out en mass to welcome their Acting President, others succeeding to get an embrace or a hand shake with Professor Osinbajo.

Prof. Osinbajo was received at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport by the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.

Efcc Re-arraigns Ex FCT Minister’s son for 1.2bn fraud.

Shamsudeen Bala, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, was on May 30, 2017 re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
He was re-arraigned along with four companies – Bird Trust Agro Allied Limited, Intertrans Global Logistic Limited, Diakin Telecommunications Limited and Bal-Vac Mining Nigeria Limited, on an amended 15-count charge, bordering on money laundering.

The amendment, which was effected in counts 10 to 15, according to prosecution counsel, Ben Ikani, “was to accommodate new information” in the alleged charge brought against them.

In one of the amended counts, the prosecution alleged that Bala knowingly failed to declare “the sum of £472.26 standing to your credit domiciled at Standard Chartered Bank Plc, an offence contrary to section 27 (1) of the EFCC Act 2004”.

He was also alleged to have deliberately concealed the sum of $32,512.44 and €17.45 in the same bank but with different account numbers, while declaring his assets, an offence contrary to the EFCC Act, and punishable by same. He also allegedly “without going through a financial institution made cash payment of N200 million only to Faruk Saleh at Abuja as payment for purchase of House 2A, No 7 Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja, which exceeded the statutory limit”, an offence contrary to the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 as amended in 2012.

He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when they were read to him.

His counsel, Chris Uche, SAN thereafter urged the court to allow him continue to enjoy the bail earlier granted to him on February 3, 2017 two days after he was first arraigned.

Uche, further requested for time to study the amended charge dated May 25, 2017, which he said he was “only being served” by the prosecution.

Ikani did not oppose his application for bail.

Justice Dimgba has adjourned to June 26, 2017 for “continuation of hearing.

 

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