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Monday, 22 April 2019

Kelvin Atedze Kidnapped In Benue State

Kelvin Atedze Kidnapped In Benue State

Mimi Atedze post

Who kidnapped my Brother in-law Kelvin..

Kelvin was kidnapped on Easter Day from his gate on Atim Atedze street Nyiman Layout behind Assembly Qtrs Makurdi,it happened in the night ,we haven't heard from the abductors up till now...We just want you to pray for Kelvin and my family, we are devasted and confused at the moment,pls if you have any information contact the Police or family immediately.

Our prayer point now "Dear Lord ,break the chains and set Kelvin free from his abductors".......#FreeKelvinIorfa
Appeal Court Fixes April 24 For Hearing Of Osun Governorship Dispute

Appeal Court Fixes April 24 For Hearing Of Osun Governorship Dispute

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has scheduled hearing for April 24 in the appeals filed by the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the March 22, 2019 by the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal.

Information about the hearing date is contained in notices sent to parties by the court’s Registry, a copy of which The Nation sighted on Monday in Abuja.

The tribunal, in a split decision of two-to-one, voided the victory of Oyetola and the APC in the election held on September 22, 2018, but concluded with a rerun on September 27, 2018.

Two members of the tribunal’s three-member panel upheld the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate Senator Ademola Adeleke against the outcome of election, while its chairman dismissed it for being unmeritorious.

Justices Peter Obiorah and Adegboye Gbolagunte gave the majority decision, which replaced Oyetola and APC with Adeleke and PDP as winners of the election.

The tribunal Chairman, Justice Muhammad Sirajo, in his dissenting judgment/minority decision, held otherwise.

He dismissed the petition by Adeleke and PDP on the grounds that the petitioners failed to prove their claims.

In the separate notices of appeal they filed against the tribunal’s majority judgment, Oyetola and the APC ripped the judgment apart, arguing that “it is perverse, replete with contradictions and against the weight of evidence.”

The want the Court of Appeal to uphold their appeals, set aside the majority judgment and dismiss the October 16, 2018 petition by Adeleke and the PDP.

Oyetola and the APC said they were contesting the entire majority judgment, except where it held that it lacked jurisdiction to set aside the INEC Guidelines used for the election; that the allegation of over voting was not proved; that the petitioners did not prove voided votes, and other parts of the judgment where it agreed with their arguments.

They queried the validity of the judgment, which was authored and delivered by Justice Obiorah, who they noted, did not participate in all the sittings of the tribunal during trial.

The appellants are of the view that the entire of the majority judgment is a nullity, because it was written and delivered by Justice Obiorah “who did not participate in all the proceedings of the tribunal and who was not present when all the witnesses gave evidence.”
Army Kills 6 Boko Haram Terrorists

Army Kills 6 Boko Haram Terrorists

Troops on Operation HABIN KUNAMA III, based on credible intelligence about bandits movements in Kirsa and Sunke in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, have on the 20th of April 2019 continued with the clearance operation into the hinterland to clear the brigands.

Consequently, the troops made contact and engaged the bandits in a fierce shoot out at the bushes of Kirsa and Sunke villages which resulted in the extermination of six (6) criminals, the recovery of two AK 47 Riffles and two motorcycles.

Similarly, at the general areas of Doka and Mutu villages in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, troops on clearance operation also had a serious encounter on the 20th of April 2019 with a group of well armed  bandits which lasted for about two hours. The brigands were armed with sophisticated automatic weapons, were overpowered by  troops, forcing survivors among them to abandon their camps and logistics which were destroyed by the troops.

 Additionally,18 suspected informants and errand men to the bandits including the village Heads of Doka and Mutu villages were arrested. The following items were also recovered;
a. 3 x motorcycles
b. 2 x dane guns
c. 2 x machetes

The Force Commander (FC) Major  Geneneral Hakeem Oladapo Otiki reiterated the resolve of  troops to tackle the menace of armed banditry and other forms of criminality in Zamfara and the  contiguous states of Kebbi, Katsina and Sokoto. He enjoined members of the public to continue cooperating with the troops and other security agencies by providing information that will assist in dealing with bandits/banditry activities in the States.
Your Comments On Me Is Careless And Irresponsible ...Saraki Tells Tinubu

Your Comments On Me Is Careless And Irresponsible ...Saraki Tells Tinubu

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has replied the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, challenging him to provide proof for Tinubu’s allegation that the National Assembly had padded the national budget for four years.

Saraki said this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu.

The statement partly read, “Yesterday, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu released another of his now well expected quarterly vicious attack on the person of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate.

“In the statement, one could see the master of media spins getting ensnared in his own game as he struggled to extricate himself from the narratives about the contest for leadership positions in the Ninth National Assembly.

“Since we have taken it for granted that Tinubu’s attack on Saraki every three months — quarterly — will come as expected, we would just have ignored his statement but for the fact that it was filled with untruth, fallacies and misrepresentations.

“The statement was another effort to sell a concocted narrative about the Eighth National Assembly and its leadership.

“In all the three budgets already passed by the National Assembly, we challenge Tinubu to make specific reference to where Dr. Saraki and the leadership of the National Assembly ‘sought to pad with pet projects’ as he alleged.

“Tinubu should be graceful enough to substantiate this allegation.

“We consider that allegation careless, irresponsible and callous.

“We therefore demand that he should withdraw it.‎”
10 Die In Faceoff Between NSCDC Officer And Christians On Easter Procession In Gombe State

10 Die In Faceoff Between NSCDC Officer And Christians On Easter Procession In Gombe State

Ten persons reportedly died and 30 others injured in Gombe in an incident involving the Boys’ Brigade drawn from St Peter’s Anglican Church, Madaki; two parishes of ECWA Church in Bamusa and Barunde; and an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.

The NSCDC official was identified through his ID card as ASC II Adamu Abubakar, and he was reportedly driving a Honda car with registration No.  AS 385 GME.

He was allegedly with an unidentified male companion. Both of them died in the incident, Police and eyewitnesses said.

The incident reportedly happened during a night procession to Sabon-Layi Area of Gombe Metropolis, where the church members were expected to celebrate Easter Monday.

The Gombe Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mary Malum, confirmed this  noting, “There are 10 death cases and 30 injured victims receiving treatment at the state specialist hospital and other private health institutions.

“Eight out of the 10 dead persons were members of the Gombe State Boys’ Brigade, while the other two were the driver of the car and his friend.”

An eyewitness, Michael Adeniran, a member of ECWA Boys’ Brigade narrated: “The incident happened around 1.00am when a salon car belonging to the Civil Defence was prevented from passing through the road.

“However, when our pastor prevailed on us, we allowed the driver to pass, but after dropping off his female passenger, he moved stealthily with his car from behind and cleared our members.”

Another eyewitness at the scene of the incident, Michack Michael, confirmed that some ECWA Boys’ Brigade who survived the incident immediately fell on the salon car’s driver and killed him.

Michack said, “Immediately we noticed the vehicle knocking people down, we immediately held the driver and his passenger and killed them.

“We wanted to burn the car, but we were stopped.”

Survivors at the male surgical ward confirmed the attack. One of them, identified simply as Godwin, noted that the NSCDC official returned after he had been allowed to pass and “leveled” members of his group.

Another survivor, David, said, “This is not the first time we are embarking on such procession in the wee hours of the night, as we had done it in previous festive seasons.

Another eyewitness, Zakaria Ibrahim, blamed the Civil Defence officer for taking the law into his hands, saying, “the man deliberately came to kill us.”

The victims were said to have been rushed to the Gombe State Specialist Hospital as soon as  the incident happened.

Gombe State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Kennedy Ishaya, condemned the incident.

“It is rather unfortunate that this type of attack was recorded. There are various degrees of injuries, as there are those with head injuries and lacerations,” Ishaya added.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor of Gombe State and the leadership of the Christian  Association of Nigeria, North East chapter, on Monday appealed to the Christian Community to remain calm.

The State Deputy Governor, Mr. Charles Iliya, appealed for calm, adding that the government would take all necessary measures to ensure justice is done.

Iliya noted that it was a painful experience, but appealed for calm to allow the relevant authorities carry out their duties.

Rev. Abare Kala, the North East CAN chairman, said the association would follow due process  to seek redress on the situation.

Kala said that the Christian body was putting in efforts that would  ensure that the situation is  properly managed.

“We call on the Christian Community in Gombe to take the situation in good faith, be calm and also follow the right channel in seeking redress on the issue on ground.

“Two wrongs cannot make a right. So, I appeal for caution in the process of addressing the issue. If we apply the wrong approach, it will lead to another issue.

“For now, we are trying to calm the situation by appealing to Christians to see reasons for calm and allow the authorities concerned to take necessary measures.

“We have informed the security agencies concerned about  the situation on ground.

“We are aware of the pain this sad event had caused, but let’s be calm and allow the leadership to handle the matter,” he said.

Michael Achika, the captain of the ECWA Church’s Boys’ Brigade from Bogo (Gombe State), appealed to the government to offset the bills that would be incurred by those undergoing treatment.

Achika also urged the the government to compensate the families of the deceased.

He commended the staff of the Gombe State Specialist Hospital for  quickly attending to the injured when they were taken there.

He said that the victims were responding to treatment.
Breaking :Apostle Johnson Suleman Acquires Brand New Private Jet (See Pictures And Video)

Breaking :Apostle Johnson Suleman Acquires Brand New Private Jet (See Pictures And Video)

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministry has joined the league of Nigerian billionaire Pastors that owns private jets like Pastor Enoch Adeboye ,Bishop David Oyedepo,Pastor Oritsejafor and others with the acquisition of his own private jet.

This was announced by the Church's Branch in Dubai through it's social media handle that posted this message with the pictures.

"Join us as we congratulate our FATHER, The Restoration Apostle, GOD's General, GOD's own Oracle, A Dispensation of our time, The Lion Of Africa

#APOSTLE_PROF_JOHNSON_SULEMAN on his brand new private jet for the propagation of the Gospel of CHRIST to Nations of the World with His Undiluted Word of Power, Signs, Wonders, Deliverance, Healing & Restoration and the Prophetic. (Mark 16:14 - 18; Luke 4:17 - 23).

He has paid his dues.As you rejoice with him, whatever you are believing GOD for shall manifest in a hurry!

Daddy Sir, you belong to the air, keep SOARING.."