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“And they know that the current President abhors corruption and the only way they can stop me from getting the appointment is to paint me with corruption. And the people that know me in Rivers State know that I don’t like money. But I am not angry with them. My anger is that in Rivers they know I don’t like money. And I expect them to defend me that I don’t like money.”
“Governor Nyesome Wike has again sponsored one advert in a bid to rubbish me. He will go and publish in the paper on Monday as advert. Only God knows that if there is one thing I don’t like, I don’t like money. Anybody close to me knows that I don’t like money. Even Nyesom Wike told me you will not win second term if you don’t use money. So all this wasted projects will not deliver us. And I said let us do it once and for all.”
Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, spoke at a reception organized in his honour in Abuja Sunday night. He accused his successor, Nyesom Wike, of leading people of the state to blackmail him.
He noted that since Wike and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state are jittery that his appointment will be the main determinant of the state politics, they have moved to tarnish his image in the eyes of President Muhammadu Buhari, who detests corruption.
.He said, “Let me tell you what is currently going on in Rivers State. The governor and PDP are afraid of me getting an appointment to the national executive council because that will determine what the politics of Rivers State will be.
The same Wike, according to Amaechi, who used to advise him that merely executing project without wasting money on people would not earn him a second term in office, has sponsored newspapers’ adverts to rubbish his reputation.
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency has sealed a hotel owned by ex-Super Eagles player, Kanu Nwankwo, the Hardley Apartments, on Victoria Island.
The hotel was among other hotels, churches and mosques sealed across the state on Monday over alleged air and noise pollution.
No fewer than 30 facilities were shut in areas, including Ketu, Ikorodu, Ibeju-Lekki, Victoria Island and Surulere.
LASEPA said the owners of the facilities had been contacted several times in the last one year, adding that they refused to fully complied with LASEPA’s instructions.
At a mosque in Ketu ─ Olorunkemi Mosque ─ the leaders claimed to have taken down their speakers as instructed by the agency almost immediately.
However, the mosque was sealed for allegedly not complying fully with LASEPA’s instruction.
Other places also sealed include the Rain of Power and Miracles Ministry Church, Lekki; Christ Apostolic Church, Lekki; Duckland Hotels and Suites, Ikorodu; and Mela Rossa Club, Victoria Island.
At the Hardley Apartments, it was noticed that the generators powering the hotel had large exhaust pipes facing the road.
The Director of Enforcement, Kayode Bello, ordered that one of the generators be tested, and it was discovered that it gave off thick gaseous emissions.
Bello said, “Even the sound is going to be more than 45 decibels at night. We want you to comply ─ that is the reason we are here. We have been on this for more than a year.”
The doors and gates of the hotel were subsequently chained, and plastered with the LASEPA seal.
Later at a press briefing in Ikeja, LASEPA General Manager, Rasheed Shabi said, “The environment belongs to every one of us. Lagosians need to live in peace. A survey was carried out by an international organisation and it was discovered that 60 per cent of Nigerians have hearing problem.
“LASEPA, in the last two to three years, has been conducting surveys on religious houses, and our findings revealed that 95 per cent of them do not have approval to operate in Lagos.
“Most houses and club houses do not have fiscal planning approval. Before you can build any hotel anywhere in the world, there must be an environmental impact assessment.
“Most of the markets we have in Lagos State; we have people using trucks to sell their products with speakers to disturb the peace of Lagosians. Soon, we will tow as many trucks as possible to get them off the streets.”
Shabi said the owner of the places sealed would sign an undertaking that they would comply with instructions meant to clean up the environment.
“After today, the enforcement unit will go round. Anybody that breaks the seal has violated the Lagos State law. We will then involve the Ministry of Justice,” Shabi added
WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE MADAM / TRAFFICKER WHO VIDEOTAPES NIGERIAN GIRLS NUDE AND BLACKMAILS THEM INTO PROSTITUTION IN DUBAI
We now have her particulars, and we are now seeking to get her arrested in Dubai. There are many many Nigerian girls suffering under her control. These girls lack the ability to cry out. They are in slavery and bondage. We must set them free and we must have the Madam arrested.
Madam's name is OTUBO NICOLE
Her Phone is: +971 55 837 88 59
City of Residence: She lives in Marina in Dubai
Precise Residential Address: Building 68 room 202, Street 5, Discovery Garden
State of Origin in Nigeria: Bayelsa State
Relative: She has a daughter who is serving on NYSC in Nigeria
Habit: She is a heavy whiskey drinker.Her pictures are below:
POSTED BY :BARR EMEKA UGWUONYE (DUE PROCESS ADVOCATES)
The debts were the loans they took but refused to pay before they went toxic were published in various national dailies yesterday
Going by a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive on the non-performing loans, the companies and their billionaire directors risk being banned from accessing foreign exchange from the official window and trading in the Nigerian Government Securities Market.
The affected debtors are: Enikkom Investment Services Ltd, whose director, Edward Amene, owes Skye Bank Plc N1.86 billion for a term loan, approved in December 2010 and expired December 2013 and Prod Integrated Services Limited, whose directors – Sylvester Okonkwo and Bekele Tadesse – obtained a lease finance loan from Skye Bank Plc in September 2008.
The facility expired in February 2013 and currently has outstanding negative balance of N1.65 billion.
Tim Afrique Services, whose term loan was approved in January 2009 and expired December 2012 with outstanding balance of N998.65 million, has Captain Billy, Gula Timati and Capt Bob Timondi as its directors.
National Truck Manufacturers’ directors – Sunil Pathanani and Alhaji Ibrahim Bayero – obtained an overdraft which was approved in April 2008 and expired in June 2009. It has an outstanding balance of N728.23 million.
Appaye Engineering Company Ltd, whose only director is Chief Richard Asaje, got a term loan which was approved in January 2007 and expired in January 2009. The account has an outstanding balance of N524.3 million.
The big debtors with Enterprise Bank Limited are: Naturelle Extracts Ltd, whose directors – Dr. Patrick Acholonu, Steve Agbarakwe, Ebong Nte Basiekanem, Brenda Bassey and Andrew Ahunnaya – got a loan in April 2011 and expired in April 2016 with an outstanding balance of N1.89 billion.
The GIC Oil & Gas Services Limited, with Ebolowo Godwin, Mrs. Evbusogie Ebolo, Osarugue Ebolo and Olabisi Bamidele as directors, also got a term loan which was approved in October 2012 and expired April 2015. The account with Enterprise Bank Limited has an outstanding balance of N1.89 billion.
Nadebo Energy Limited, another Enterprise Bank Limited customer, has Senator Nuhu Aliyu, Chief David Ajobola Olorunleke and Ali Jeldi Abubakar-Peters as directors. It secured a term loan which got the lender’s approval in February 2008. The debit balance stood at N1.55 billion by October 2013 when the repayment period expired.
On the Enterprise Bank’s list of billionaire debtors is Vester Services Limited and the directors are Sylvester Unokesan and Labord Unokesan.
The company requested and got approval for a term loan in November 2011 which expired in February 2013 but has an outstanding balance of N1.44 billion.
IS Oglass Industries Limited is also indebted to Enterprise Bank Limited. Its directors are: Chief Isaac Akinmokun, Muyiwa Akinmokun, Dr. Akin Akinmokun, Tokunbo Orimobi and Olubunmi Ajoje.
The company applied and secured a term loan in April 2011 which expired in April 2013 and now has an outstanding balance of N895.83 million.
Zenith Bank Plc. also has its own share of bad debtors. They include: Energy Company Nigeria Limited, whose directors are Abidoye Ayoola, Ojeifo Musa, Grant Gilbert Temisan, Oji Theophilus Ifeanyichukwu, Nom Yunana and Ayoola Oluwole.
The company applied for and secured a Bank of Industry (BoI) term loan which got the lender’s approval in January 2012. The facility has an outstanding of N743.49 million.
Olugbenga Onigbogu, who is also the sole director, got a share loan of N502.7 million which was approved by Zenith Bank in January 2008 and the facility expired since February 2009.
Prime Marketing Associates Limited, with Adeleke Sebiomo, Adesimbo Sebiomo and Serak Sebiomo as its directors, got a commercial paper loan from Zenith Bank. The facility was approved in October 2007 and expired October 2008. It has an outstanding debt of N472.2 million outstanding.
Ekha Agro Processing, whose directors are Samuel Osazenaye, E. Osazenaye, Ede Osayende, James Osarenkhoe, obtained a BoI term loan from Zenith Bank Plc. The facility, which was approved in October 2010 and due to expire in October 2020, has an outstanding balance of N356.39 million.
Also on the Zenith Bank list is Southfield Petroleum Limited, whose directors are Brigidi David, Didi Ndioma and Patrick Ndioma.
The company got import finance facility from Plc and the facility which was approved in September 2007 has an outstanding balance of N323.99 million after it expired in October 2008.
The man identified simply as Baba Ibeji, according to residents in his Oko-Oba, Lagos residence, is said to be so fond of women that he divorces and gets married every two years.Baba Ibeji, a landlord in the area and father of 15 children, according to reports, was found dead in a hotel room in the area some hours after he booked in with the woman whose family used to live in his house till he was caught sleeping with the woman and the family had to pack out.
A bar man in the hotel who did not want his name in print said
"Baba Ibeji is a regular customer here and he comes in with different women, including small girls and even married elderly women.
On that fateful day, he came in with the woman and paid for three hours but after about an hour, we heard the woman's screams and we rushed to the room to find the man on the floor, gasping for breath.
We tried to administer first aid treatment on him while our manager tried to get a taxi to get him to the hospital but he died right there.
The police was called in and his corpse taken away while the woman was arrested."