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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

NLC Donates Three Bedroom Flat To Family Of Late Former President

NLC Donates Three Bedroom Flat To Family Of Late Former President

 Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has finally provided a housing unit, a three-bedroom flat to the widow of its former president, Comrade Paschal Bafyau’s widow and children.

President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba who spearheaded the process handed over the keys and documents of the three-bedroom apartment to the widow of late Comrade Bafyau, Mrs Jessica Bafyau, recently at the Labour House, Abuja.

The Head of Information, NLC, Comrade Benson Upha, said the NLC President put it upon himself to provide a modest shelter for the family of the former President, Late Comrade Pascal Bafyau, adding that Wabba drove the process and was able to obtain a modest house for the widow.

While handing over the keys and document to Bafyau’s widow, Wabba said solidarity is part of the assets in trade unionism and labour movement

Wabba said: “Solidarity is part of the assets that trade unions and their members have and I think it is on that premise that the organs of the congress led by the National Administrative Council (NAC) thought that it would be important to assist the family of our former president, late Comrade Pascal Bafyau; to have accommodation because before now, the payment of the rent of where they live had been an issue

Makinde's Candidate Arapaja Wins South West PDP Chairman Election

Makinde's Candidate Arapaja Wins South West PDP Chairman Election

The candidate backed by the camp of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja has emerged as the new South-West Zonal Vice Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party on Monday.

Arapaja polled 343 votes to defeat Dr Eddy Olafeso, who scored 330.

Olafeso is of the camp of former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.

Earlier during the exercise, Fayose reconciled with his main rival, Makinde, acknowledging that the Oyo State Governor is the PDP leader in the southwest region.

His reaction comes after months of leadership tussle for the control of the party among the duo.

Reacting to the zonal congress, Governor Makinde said the PDP is ready to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He explained that the internal wrangling that has rocked the zone has now come to an end.

“We will take it in the spirit of a family contest. We don’t want to defeat ourselves, we want to defeat the APC,” he said.

“So at the end of this exercise, I promise you there will be no victor, no vanquish. As your only governor in this zone, whoever emerges belongs to me and I will work with the team to reposition our party.”

Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon, Says Ramadan Begins Tuesday

Sultan Announces Sighting Of Moon, Says Ramadan Begins Tuesday

 The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Monday night announced the sighting of the moon and noted that the 2021 Ramadan will begin on Tuesday, April 13th. 

This is according to a broadcast by the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.

The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has called on Muslim Ummah in Nigeria to use the period of this year’s Ramadan to pray for the peace of Nigeria, he also asked the Ummah to pray for leaders in the country for wisdom to handle all the challenges facing the nation.

He called on Muslims to adhere to the teachings and practice of Islam during the month, urging them to live in peace and harmony with their neighbours.

How Lawyer, Barrister Adaeze Ikpeama Was Allegedly Killed By Her Husband

How Lawyer, Barrister Adaeze Ikpeama Was Allegedly Killed By Her Husband

A female lawyer has been allegedly killed by her husband 
This is the story as Narrated by Barrister Chukwudi Iwuchukwu on his Facebook page

Another Beautiful Soul Lost To Domestic Violence

When Barrister Adaeze Destiny Ikpeama got married to Anthony Elvis Ikpeama in 2014, little did she know that the institution she looked forward to enjoying would cut her life journey short.

Immediately the marriage was sealed, the man Adaeze got married to immediately turned into a beast by turning the Madonna trained lawyer into a punching bag.

Even when relatives from both sides intervened several times by pleading with Anthony to stop beating his wife, if not for anything, she is the mother of his kids ahd his partner, man was obtuse as he continued to beat the poor girl any time he was not in a good mood.

Covid 19 and the subsequent lockdown of staying at home made the domestic violence worse as it now became a daily ritual.

Two days ago, another round of beating started and this time around, it was very intense which eventually ended up taking her life.

That Adaeze was 6 months pregnant was not enough to stop him in his track rather it intensified the beating of the poor girl.

His focus was the tummy as he was punching her 6 months pregnant tummy with righteous anger and all the energy he could muster.

He did not stop till she gave up and went into a coma but that is not the full story.

When Adaeze went to a coma and was rushed to the hospital by her good neighbours who came to her aid, Anthony followed them to the hospital and immediately she was admitted and oxygen was placed on her to resuscitate her, the husband went to her bedside and then removed the oxygen mask.

That was how Adaeze suffered cardiac arrest and died.

A Good Samaritan alerted Madonna trained lawyers based in Lagos of what had befallen one of their own and mentioned that the vile husband is in hiding after killing his wife.

My good man Okekearu Chukwuezugo Kingsley swung into action by rallying our colleagues in Lagos immediately the sad news was relayed to them, to get justice for one of us who was brutally murdered by the husband.

Police AIG in charge of Lagos was informed and Oga AIG was gracious enough to provide policemen that assisted in arresting the alleged murderer.

Happy to announce that Anthony Ikpeama was arrested this morning around 2.00 a.m after he was tracked to his hideout in Ajah Lagos where he was hiding.

Such a sad story and I hope that the husband who killed her will be sentenced to death.

Beautiful Adaeze left behind, two handsome boys who are still young to understand or comprehend what happened to their mother.

May her soul Rest In Peace

Monday, 12 April 2021

Court Convicts 11 Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt

Court Convicts 11 Internet Fraudsters In Port Harcourt

Justice Adamu Turaki Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday April 9, 2021 convicted and sentenced 11 internet fraudsters to various prison terms, for fraud.

The convicts were prosecuted by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for offences bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence.
Those convicted are Anhwo Samson, Harry Omo-egbekun Hamilton,  Odiase Martins, Okuson Godspower, Destiny Ighalo, Andrew Onoyoa, Omebu Happy, Enofe Michael, Adelakun Abdulkareem, Akpowowo Favour and Imaah Joseph.
They all pleaded guilty to one count charge each preferred against them by the Commission.

In view of their pleas,  the prosecution counsel,  Ahmed Arogha prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendants accordingly.

However, John Okhuihievbe and O.A. Egharevba, counsel to the defendants pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendants were first time offenders who had become remorseful.

Justice Mohammed convicted and sentenced all the defendants to various terms of imprisonment.  Samson bagged two years imprisonment or a fine of N200,000. He is also to forfeit N3,684,439.18 (three million, six hundred and eighty four thousand, four hundred and thirty nine thousand naira,  eighteen kobo)  to the federal government while Ighalo got two years imprisonment or a fine 500,000. Ighalo is to forfeit a Luxus SUV 330 model,  laptops and phones to the federal government.  Andrew Onoyoa was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment or a fine of N1 million. He is also to forfeit Luxus 230 SUV and a Toyota Camry car to the federal government.

The others defendants Godspower, Happy, Enofe, Joseph, Favour, Abdulkareem and Martin were sentenced to two years imprisonment each with an option of fine of N200,000 each. Hamilton bagged two years imprisonment or a fine of N100,000.

All the convicts are to undertake in writing to be of good behaviour forthwith.

The charge against Samson reads: “that you Anhwo Samson (aka Anhwo Samcity), Adelakun Abdulkareem (aka Terry Walker), Omebu Happy  (aka Christ David), Imaah Joseph (aka Pietro Jones) Enofe Michael (aka Charlotte Crypto B.T.C Dan Trader) and  Akpowowo Favour Omanufogho (aka Prof. Melisa Dan) on or about the 10 day of July 2020 at Efemena Close, Ozoro within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court  did conspired to defraud by sending electronic messages materially misrepresenting facts to white women with intent to defraud them and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27 (1)(b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition,  Prevention,  Etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 14(2) the same Act”.
Breaking :FG Alerts On Plots To Attack Major Airports In Nigeria

Breaking :FG Alerts On Plots To Attack Major Airports In Nigeria

 The Ministry of Aviation has alerted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over plots by some criminal elements to attack airports across the country.

A memo by FAAN urged airport chiefs to put their workers on the alert.

Airports on the list include those in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos.

The memo dated April 9, 2021, asked workers to report suspicious elements to the authorities.

I Have Forgiven Ailing Ada Jesus...Actress Rita Edochie...I Won't Forgive Her... Indabosky Odumeje

I Have Forgiven Ailing Ada Jesus...Actress Rita Edochie...I Won't Forgive Her... Indabosky Odumeje

  Veteran actress, Rita Edochie has taken to her Instagram account to post a lengthy video to tell her fans that she has finally forgiven a social media comedienne, Ada Jesus.

Born Mercy Ginikachukwu, the comedienne made claims that Anambra-based prophet, Chukwuemeka Odumejeje connives with Rita Edochie to stage fake miracles. Ada Jesus further alleged that she helps Edochie get men to sleep with her.

However, months after she made the allegations, Ada Jesus was diagnosed with a kidney problem that left her incapacitated.

Due to these allegations, Edochie vowed never to forgive the skit maker for her utterances. It was reported that Edochie in the presence of her church members and Ada’s family she stated that the sick comedienne will never recover because of the lies she told against her.

Making a u-turn, the veteran actress, stated that she has been vindicated and she has forgiven Ada Jesus ‘from her heart of heart.’ The actress then went on to warn those who criticize men of God.

She said, “My great people in the world. I am happy you have all seen the lies Ada Jesus heaped on me. I am happy that I have been vindicated. A lot of people called me from every part of the world asking me to forgive her because I said I will not forgive her. I am here to tell all of you that I have forgiven Ada Jesus. 

From my heart of heart Ada Jesus, I have forgiven you. But I want to sound a note of warning. Stop insulting men of God, particularly, my man of God, Prophet ChukwuemekaOhanemere Odumejeje. I am comfortable staying with him. Leave us alone. Ada Jesus from my heart, I forgive you.”

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the comedienne’s family took her to Odumejeje’s church to beg for forgiveness but the pastor vowed not to forgive her until she produces those she claimed he connives with to stage fake miracles.

So far, Rita Edochie and Ada Jesus are trending at number seven and eight on Twitter respectively. While Rita Edochie has garnered over 3,000 tweets, Ada Jesus has garnered over 2,000 tweets.

Airing her opinion on the issue, Chinwe via her handle @Chylife6 tweeted, ” If as a Christian you decide to lose faith as a result of Odumeje, Rita Edochie and Ada Jesus saga, you simply have been looking for a reason to lose faith and it isn’t necessarily caused by what happened. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of your faith.”

KingAlpha Shaaba with his handle @KingalphaShaaba opined that the skit maker’s illness can be cured through science. “I swear on my life that Ada Jesus situation is not witchcraft, a thorough medical investigation should be done. I’m sure that girl was poisoned or injected with a substance. Pastors will just do things in this country and get away with it.”