Friday, 18 January 2013
On the way to an ECOWAS meeting in the Ivory Coast, President Goodluck Jonathan's plane was diverted to Lagos where he made a surprise visit to the police college in Ikeja. Sources say that even his top aides were taken unaware by the unscheduled stop. The police authorities were also caught unawares and had in fact rented the college to host a private wedding, which is illegal. President Jonathan demanded that the top brass explain these actions to which they had no sufficient answers.
A former Librarian at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Taiwo Akinyosoye, was murdered in his house in Akure, the Ondo State capital, in the early hours of Thursday. Mr. Akinyosoye was, until his death, the Chairman of the Adebowale Community Estate Landlord Association. According to deceased’s wife, Justina Akinyosoye, the hoodlums invaded their home around 4:30 a.m. and held the whole family hostage before killing her husband. The wife said she woke up to go to the toilet but found out that there was no water in the reservoir and had to open door to power the pumping machine.
Kidnappers of the mother of the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mrs. Bettina Okunwa Benson have demanded N40 million ransom from the family before she could be released. The 78-year-old woman was kidnapped at Korokorosei, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by gunmen, who came to the community in two speedboats. They had initially demanded for 50 Million but the family negotiated and the kidnappers came down on their demand and reduced the ransom to N40 million with a warning that they would not negotiate further. They were said to have assured the family that Madam Benson is in good spirits.
Gunmen, at about 8.55pm on Friday night, shot two police officers in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
The armed bandits, ridding on motorbikes, shot about eight bullets on the police officers, killing them on the spot, at the Kawo-Rasinguza junction in Kaduna metropolis.
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Although in pains, News Bytes spoke with her this morning on 08069388103 (Feel free to confirm with her)
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Ok so a blogger named Ngozi Kanwiro wrote an open letter to Cossy and Tonto, Incase you missed it Read Here. The blogger was irritated by the pictures Cossy uploaded on twitter Read Here. Cossy replied the blogger on twitter:
President Jonathan Paid An Unexpected Visit To Police College Ikeja And IGP Is excited by Channels' intiative
Finally the disgrace created by the Channels TV expose has gotten to the Presidents ears and he paid unannounced visit to the College enroute Ivory Coast for the Ecowas meeting on events happening in Mali.
Well i pray something is done about it, not only been happy. Thanks to Channels TV. Apparently the Ikeja Police College is the best in the Country. If this is the best i wonder what the worst would be. We hope the Police would change as well and start been our True Friends.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, Mr. Olu Owolabi, said on Wednesday that the company would not tolerate pilfering of passengers’ luggage at airports. He gave the warning while addressing journalists at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. He said seven members of staff, who were caught pilfering passengers’ luggage, were recently sacked. The director assured passengers of safety of their luggage, adding that with the installation of more conveyor belts by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, passengers would collect their luggage on time. He also said the company would send some of its workers to the United States, United Kingdom and South Africa for training so as to man the modern equipment to be installed in the warehouse. “Those that will be trained abroad will also impart such training on others,” he said.
Police detectives are studying audio and video tapes of the sermons in which Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, asserted that the late governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa perished along with former National Security Adviser, General Andrew Azazi while strategizing against Northern Nigerian Muslims, a top security operative has told SaharaReporters. Gumi allegedly affirmed that Yakowa had been engaging in an anti-Muslim agenda, and that it was therefore necessary to avoid the emergence of non-Muslims as governor of Kaduna State in the future, a point that some senior citizens of Kaduna State raised in a detailed memo in which they expressed concern that Gumi’s weekly sermon was likely to cause serious ethno-religious crisis in Kaduna town.
Bi-Courtney Company, Mr. Olawale Babalakin has finally showed up in court today for a long-filed arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC]. Declared wanted by the EFCC yesterday for failing to honor an appointment for his preparatory arraignment billed for court today, Babalakin denied EFCC’s declaration of him ‘wanted’ as a figment and machination of the anti-graft agency.
Letter To Gov. Okorocha:Gross Abuse Of Human Rights Through A Homophobic Attack On Three Men In Ekwe Area of Imo State
By Steve Aborisade
I write in very strong terms to condemn a mob action by the people of Umuka, in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, Monday, January 14, 2013, against the three men in the attached photographs. Read Here. Our organization have reliably confirmed and authenticated the incident and of the identity of one of the men in the picture, and are calling on security agents to quickly respond to the plight of these men. As it is, only the perpetrators and the community can tell the whole world what has become of these men who were seriously beaten up, stripped naked and paraded around the community bounded together like animals on allegation that they were caught having sex together.
One of the high profile cold murder cases in the history of criminal justice in Nigeria that is recaptured and re-emphasized is the murder of Dele Giwa.
Few days ago, I stumbled on Giwa’s story in one of Europe’s reliable online portals based in London - EMN NEWS. Though the story is over two years old, Giwa’s murder remains as fresh as the morning newspaper. The story was based on interview with the principal actor in the controversial murder story, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. He was guest of the London weekly political program You Decide on London’s Ben TV. The aged despot, a diabolical genius and a man with empty cranium with no droplets of wisdom declared that “Nigeria is bigger than Dele Giwa and that issue of his death should be forgotten forever.” The interview conducted by the chief executive of the station, Dr. Alistair Soyode grilled IBB on the killers of Giwa. IBB fielding questions wondered why the nation (Nigeria) is not sleeping because of only one person who met his death long ago. He said Giwa’s death should be treated as history.
President Robert Mugabe yesterday said the forthcoming African Union (AU) summit should discuss the appointment of a president of Africa to foster unity and ensure that member states adhere to the founding principles of the continental body. Mugabe yesterday emphasized Africa should have one president who would help fight divisions and move Africa to a continental power from the regional shell he claimed it was today. “Yes, we need a president for Africa,.