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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Autopsy Result Confirms Nigerian Singer, Alizee And Her Daughter Were Killed By Her Husband – Lagos State

Autopsy Result Confirms Nigerian Singer, Alizee And Her Daughter Were Killed By Her Husband – Lagos State


Forensic and eyewitness evidence confirms that deceased Nigerian singer Alizee was murdered by Danish husband, Peter Nielsen, Lagos State reports. Peter was arrested after witnesses revealed that he was responsible for the death of his wife, Ali Zainab Nielsen and their 4-year-old daughter, Petra.

According to the bereaved sister of Alizee, Peter hit the singer’s head hard against the wall till she died. Police found out that their daughter was poisoned. Although, he pleaded not guilty, the Lagos State Attorney General, Adeniji Kazeem, said all the evidence presented proves the Danish guilty of murder.

He said, “The Office of Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice on the 19th of April, 2018 issued Legal Advice to the effect that a prima facie case of murder Contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 has been established against the suspect, Peter Nielsen (M) – a Danish National. The suspect is therefore to stand trial; before the High Court of Lagos State for the murder of his Nigerian wife and 3 year old daughter.

“There is overwhelming and compelling evidence both forensic and direct eye witness account showing without doubt that the victims were killed by the suspect. There is also evidence that there was a history of domestic violence against the victim by the suspect.”
We Have Concluded Our Investigations On Danjuma’s Allegations – Military

We Have Concluded Our Investigations On Danjuma’s Allegations – Military


Nigeria’s army chief Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured that its panel will make public the findings of its investigations into the allegations levelled against it by retired Gen. T.Y. Danjuma. The panel, led by Maj.-Gen. John Nimyel, submitted its report to Buratai on Wednesday.

The retired general had said on 24 March at the convocation of Taraba State University in Jalingo that some troops on internal operation in Taraba colluded with killers and suspected herdsmen and did not protect residents against attacks. “You must rise to protect yourselves from these people; if you depend on the armed forces to protect you, you will all die,” he said.

Danjuma’s call forced the army to set up the panel to ascertain the claim. “We will take every aspect of this report very seriously, we will make this report available to appropriate superior authorities.” the army boss said.

“We will also make this report available to the media so that they will see clearly what transpired and to see whether the allegations against the military, particularly the Nigerian army, is grounded or whether it is true or not.’’
Presidency Speaks On Court Remanding Sen. Nwaoboshi In Prison

Presidency Speaks On Court Remanding Sen. Nwaoboshi In Prison


The Presidency has commended the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, for remanding Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP-Delta North) in prison over alleged fraud of N805 million. The Senator is to remain behind bars until April 27, the court ruled. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, in a post via her Facebook page, described the serving lawmaker as a self confessed thief.

She wrote: “BREAKING NEWS:

“COURT SENDS MY SENATOR, PETER NWAOBOSHI TO PRISON

“I am a thief. There’s no way the loot is shared without the thief getting a fair portion. Whatever gets to my hand is mine. Once I have looted to my satisfaction, if anything is left, I will give to my extended family, Isieke. If it remains, then it will be given to the people of Igbuzo. If there’s more, then others can get

-Peter Nwaoboshi.

“I was at an event when he made the above statement in our Anioma language. My stomach churned when he was handed an award after confessing publicly to being a thief. A self-Confessed thief receiving an award!

“But today, the court is holding him accountable for some of his pilfering and looting against Anioma and Delta people.

“Keep him in. He has not represented Anioma people. He has represented himself. May he be brought to justice. We will elect another Senator.”
Senate Summons Police IG, Idris Over Dino Melaye’s Arrest

Senate Summons Police IG, Idris Over Dino Melaye’s Arrest


The Senate on Thursday described as inhuman the treatment of Senator Dino Melaye by operatives of the Nigeria Police.

To this end, the upper legislative chambers, therefore, summoned the ‎Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before the lawmakers on Thursday to explain the arrest.

Thursday’s plenary was subsequently suspended over the arrest and detention of the senator representing Kogi West.

It was learned that some senators were emotional as they expressed sadness over the incident. On his part, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, complained that he had not been able to reach Idris for two days, describing it as “an insult to the legislature.”
PDP Berates Buhari For Endorsing Oshiomhole For APC Chairmanship Seat

PDP Berates Buhari For Endorsing Oshiomhole For APC Chairmanship Seat


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly endorsing ex-governor Adams Oshiomhole for chairman of the party. The former ruling party made its position known in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The PDP said the recourse to endorsement as against free and fair congress constitutes an affront on the APC constitution. The statement reads in part: “The All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally lost all democratic credentials deserving of a ruling party, with President Muhammadu Buhari’s high-handedness and coronation of former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, as the National Chairman, at the Presidential villa, without allowing for a free and fair congress as enshrined in their constitution.

“The APC has now practically become a party of “any thing goes” where decisions are taken only according to the whims and caprices of President Buhari. “More appalling to this impunity are the reports of threats and harassment of APC members who demanded for free and fair congress, as well as those, indicating support for other aspirants other than Oshiomhole.”
Lassa fever: FG Replies Saudi Arabia Over Threats To Ban Nigerian Pilgrimages

Lassa fever: FG Replies Saudi Arabia Over Threats To Ban Nigerian Pilgrimages


The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says Nigeria is no longer constitute a Lassa fever threat to global health as the country recorded only one case in the past one week. The minister said this on his Twitter handle @IsaacFAdewole.

Recall that the Saudi Arabia authorities had threatened to ban Nigerian pilgrimages for this year’s Hajj spiritual exercise over the Lassa fever epidemic. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its “Lassa fever Situation Report” published on its Twitter handle @NCDCgov said that the one confirmed case was reported from Edo.

NCDC said that the centre experienced the lowest weekly case count this week since the first week of January 2018 when the outbreak was first reported this year. It said that from Jan. 1 to April 22, a total of 1,865 suspected cases were reported from 21 states. The centre said that of these cases, about 416 were confirmed, nine were probable, 1,439 were negative and one case was still awaiting laboratory results.

It said that since the onset of the 2018 outbreak there has been 105 deaths with at least one confirmed case across 70 local government areas in the 21 states. The states include Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo, Plateau, Lagos, Taraba, Delta, Osun, Rivers, Gombe, Ekiti, Kaduna, Abia and Adamawa as well FCT. “Twelve states have exited the active phase of the outbreak while nine states remain active. 

“In the reporting week 16, one new healthcare worker was infected in a private health facility in Edo state. “Thirty seven healthcare workers have been affected since the onset of the outbreak in eight states. 16 health workers were affected in Ebonyi, 12 in Edo, three in Ondo, two in Kogi, one in Benue and one in Nasarawa. “One health worker was affected in Taraba, and one in Abia,” NCDC said.

The centre reported that three cases were currently being managed in treatment centres in Edo state the lowest number since the beginning of the outbreak. NCDC said that the National Lassa fever multi-partner multi-agency Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) continues to coordinate the response activities at all levels.

The centre stated that response to the outbreak has however been de-escalated due to continued decline of cases over the past nine weeks. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised that the declining trend of cases be interpreted with caution as historical data shows that the high transmission period is yet to pass. WHO says the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria is the largest outbreak ever reported in a country.
2019: My Plans For Nigeria If I Am Elected President – Atiku Abubakar

2019: My Plans For Nigeria If I Am Elected President – Atiku Abubakar


Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar said he would relinquish more power to states if elected president next year. Abubakar, 71, said the current revenue-sharing formula doesn’t give enough to states to invest and be held accountable by their residents.

“The federal government is being accused of everything even when it’s not supposed to be its area of responsibility,” Abubakar said Wednesday at a conference in London. “I want to be able to resolve that so citizens can hold their local leaders accountable for maladministration.” He spoke on the importance of strengthening states’ economic management system at London’s Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Abubakar, who used the opportunity to harp on some of his economic programmes and policies as a presidential candidate, said his government will streamline the operations of the Sovereign Wealth Fund, the Excess Crude Account and the Stabilisation Account which is currently embedded in the Revenue Allocation Formula for more effective stabilisation outcome.

“I will extend railways to connect workers to jobs, suppliers to buyers, students to universities, and parents to their children in every major city in every state,” the presidential aspirant told the audience. Abubakar, a member of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party, announced his intention to vie for leadership of Africa’s biggest oil producer in March, setting himself up as a candidate against President Muhammadu Buhari, who will seek a second term.