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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Yemi Osinbajo Attends Son's Graduation In UK

Yemi Osinbajo Attends Son's Graduation In UK

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has attended the graduation of his son, Fiyinfoluwa in United Kingdom

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, made this known on Twitter on Wednesday.

“VP Osinbajo is in the UK attending his son’s graduation today (Wednesday). He returns to Abuja tomorrow,(Thursday)” he tweeted.

Akande, however, did not state the name of the institution attended by the vice-president’s son.

Osinbajo has three children: two daughters, Kiki and Kanyinsola, and a son, Fiyinfoluwa.
Family Releases Burial Programme For Murdered Daughter Of Chief Rueben Fasoranti

Family Releases Burial Programme For Murdered Daughter Of Chief Rueben Fasoranti

The burial programme for Late Mrs Olufunke Olakunri ,the daughter of Afenifere Chieftin Reuben Fasoranti has been released by the family.

In the programme obtained by CKN News,the service of songs for the Law Graduate of LASU murdered by suspected herdsmen begins on Friday 19th July 2019 in Lagos.

She will be buried in her family on Monday 22nd July 2019 in Akure after a Church Service
Senate confirms NCC Nominee Rejected By Saraki Led Assemby 4 Years Ago

Senate confirms NCC Nominee Rejected By Saraki Led Assemby 4 Years Ago

The Senate has approved the nomination of Aliyu Saidu Abubakar as non-executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Abubakar who is to represent the Northeast geopolitical zone in the commission was rejected in 2016 when Senator Bukola Saraki was the Senate President.

Also confirmed are Eng Uba Maska, executive commissioner (North West) for reappointment, Professor Millionaire Abowei, non-Executive director (South South) and Abdulazeez Mohammed Salman (North Central).
APC NWC Expels National Vice Chairman (North West) From Party

APC NWC Expels National Vice Chairman (North West) From Party

The National Working Committee NWC of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC on Thursday said it “has upheld the disciplinary actions of Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the Party’s Sokoto State Executive Committee on the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities”.

The party organs in Sokoto State had in November last year expelled Abdulkadir and reportedly passed on their recommendation to the NWC for ratification. “The decision to uphold the actions of the Sokoto APC organs was taken at a meeting of the NWC held at the Party’s National Secretariat on Thursday”, the NWC said in a statement by party spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu.

According to the NWC, Abdulkadir failed to utilize the opportunity to defend himself before the disciplinary committee it set up to look into the various petitions received against certain members of our party.

“Following the suspension of Abdulkadir, the NWC will subsequently forward the decision of the Sokoto State organs to the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) for further actions”, the NWC stated. The APC in Sokoto State had in November announced the “expulsion” of Mr Abdulkadir, an ex-Minister for alleged anti-party activities.

His expulsion followed a written complaint from a member of the party in his Magajin Gari Á’ward, Naibi Abubakar, to the ward chairman of the party accusing Mr Abdulkadir of “continuous absence from party activities and meetings.”

Mr Abubakar who identified himself as a bonafide member of the APC with registration number SOK/SON/04006510 said since his election as the national vice chairman of the party, Mr Abdulkadir “did not convene any zonal meeting of the APC in order to assess the fortunes of the party following defections to PDP of many party chieftains and members from the zone.”

“Inuwa Abdulkadir ridiculed the Sokoto state chapter of the APC by not sitting among other delegates from Sokoto State at the special convention of the APC where President Muhammadu Buhari was affirmed as the candidate of the APC for 2019 Presidential election,“ the petitioner had alleged.

He was said to have also disparaged the immediate past deputy governor of the state by not recognizing him as the leader of the party in Sokoto and that former governor and serving senator, Aliyu Wamakko, is not one of the leaders of the party in the state.

Mr Abubakar also said since the defection of Governor Tambuwal to the PDP, Mr Abdulkadir “has not made any public statement to renounce his allegiance to the governor”, adding that Mr Abdulkadir had in fact “told APC members and supporters that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is the only political leader in Sokoto state.”

The petitioner said Mr Abdulkadir is still maintaining his allegiance to Mr Tambuwal and by extension the PDP, because he has failed to resign as the Chairman Governing Council of Sokoto State University, a position given to him by Mr Tambuwal.

“I, therefore, call on the ward executive to consider my complaint and take appropriate action against Inuwa Abdulkadir,” Mr Abubakar had demanded. Mr Abdulkadir had at the time denounced the allegations, saying the petitioner was only doing a hatchet job.
Shocking Revelations By Kidnappers Of Buhari's ADC Father Inlaw

Shocking Revelations By Kidnappers Of Buhari's ADC Father Inlaw

The Nigeria Police Force has paraded 13 suspects linked to the kidnap of the district head of Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar, who was abducted at his residence in Katsina.

Alhaji Umar was rescued on July 2 by operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team led by DCP Abba Kyari.
Parading the suspects in Abuja on Monday, the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, revealed that the kidnap was orchestrated by someone from Katsina.

He gave the identities of the suspects as Aminu Saleh, Yusuf Dahiru, Abdullahi Mohammed, Bilal Yusuf, Sarfilu Abdu, Dahiru Musa, Tukur Bukar, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Mohammed Saidu, Abubakar Adamu, Mustapha Zakariyya, Ibrahim Mohammed and Bako Mustapha.

He said out of the 13 suspects, four are from Daura, while eight are from different states in the northern part of the country. One other suspect is from the Niger Republic.

According to him, two out of the suspects were said to have undergone training in Libya.

The suspects said they were trained in Libya on musketry and how to disarm members of the Armed Forces and police, including other terrorism-related training.

He said laptops with video clips of explosives’ production and manuals of how other dangerous weapons are made, was recovered from them.

Mba said, “From our analysis, we discovered that the suspects are composed of persons from different states and backgrounds. They are all males with an average age of 30. The oldest is 46 while the youngest is 20. The youngest played the key role in the whole operation.

“We discovered that there are external collaborators because one of them is from Niger Republic. The gang are also supported by local criminals and operators because the plan was orchestrated by someone from Katsina State.”

He called for stringent legislation to tackle the menace of kidnapping and cattle rustling.

He said, “We are using this opportunity to call for the strengthening of the legislation as it relates to the crime of kidnapping and cattle rustling. Our lawmakers at all levels should urgently review laws on kidnapping.”
40 People Escaped Death As Popular Hotel Collapsed In Ebonyi State

40 People Escaped Death As Popular Hotel Collapsed In Ebonyi State

At least, forty people escaped death as a popular hotel, “Metro View,,” collapsed in Abakaliki the Ebonyi State capital.

The hotel which is one of the popular hotels in the state, located close to Ebonyi State University, Presco Campus, Abakaliki, collapsed at 6:30 pm Wednesday evening.

Reacting on the development, the Special Assistant (SA) to Governor David Umahi on Capital Territory, Chief Ejem Okoro, said the hotel had been sealed off following the sad occurrence.

According to him, the closure became necessary to avoid loss of life, to enable thorough investigation to ascertain the possible cause and to forestall further collapses.

The SA speaking with reporters said he was sure that about 60 persons were in the hotel when it collapsed, adding that the hotel will remain sealed pending all investigation by the government are completed.

However, a management staff of the hotel management, Chief Austin Orji, who spoke to journalists at the scene of the incident said, the affected wing only had about 42 occupants but who were not in their rooms when the building collapsed.

“We observed that there had been cracks on some of the pillars holding the building and immediately cordoned off the side of the building had commenced renovations before the building collapsed,” Orji said.

He then thanked God that no life was lost, adding that all those who lodged in the hotel were outside the building for a seminar when the incident happened.

However, the hotel was said to have been commissioned by the Minister of Culture, Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu in 2005.
Tenants Murder Landlady In Asaba

Tenants Murder Landlady In Asaba

A 63-year-old landlady, Mrs Elizabeth Asuelime, has been allegedly murdered by her tenants at No. 72 Umunajie Street, Asaba, Delta State.

The deceased’s daughter, Glory, said  that her mother was murdered on Tuesday by two of her tenants.

She said, “My mum called me on Monday around 8pm and asked me to come home the following morning because one of her tenants was giving her problems and threatening her. So, on Tuesday morning, I called her phone but it was switched off.

“When I got to the house, I met the door open. I checked her room and she was not there, so I went to the parlour and saw her lying on the couch. I called her again and she didn’t respond, so I touched her and the body was stiff.

“I noticed blood gushing out from the back of her head; then I screamed and went outside and asked for the tenant giving my mother problems. One of the ladies said it was the tenant in the front and I told them that my mother was lying dead in a pool of her blood inside the house.

“That was how we went to the ‘A’ Police Division in Asaba and it was discovered that the assailants used a harmer or stick to hit my mother in the back of her head. The police have arrested only four tenants, because after the incident, most of them ran away.

“Charles and Emeka, together with their wives, were the ones who quarrelled with my mum. The assailants went away with her phone. We are waiting for MTN to provide the transcript of the last conversation with my mother.”

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officers, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyey, however, said it had not been established that the said tenants murdered Elizabeth.

She stated that the tenants, who quarrelled with the landlady, were currently at large, but four other tenants had so far been invited for questioning.

The PPRO added that investigation was ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death and apprehend the killers.