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Sunday, 17 October 2021

Peter Obi NUJ President Isiguzo On Reelection

Peter Obi NUJ President Isiguzo On Reelection


 

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has congratulated the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Chris Isiguzo, on his re-election.

Isiguzo was re-elected at the 7th Triennial Delegates Conference of NUJ held at the Dr. Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, Abia State, on Wednesday, October 7, 2021.

In his congratulatory message over the weekend, Obi urged Isiguzo to leverage on the support and confidence reposed in him by the Union to build a more formidable media space for the nation. He encouraged Isiguzo not to rest on his oars, but to strive harder to ensure that journalism continues to serve as the true watchdog of society.

Obi urged journalists to remain professional in their duties and avoid yielding to sensationalism, especially with the rise of fake stories in recent times.

“Journalists must, through their professional duties, continue to drive positive change in society. They need to tell stories that not only inspire hope in the people, but keep society from succumbing to lawlessness and chaos,” the former Anambra State Governor said.

He reiterated that the task of nation building is for all, adding that with collective efforts and sacrifices, the nation would be repositioned on the path of growth and development

We Did Not Pay N20m To Bandits Not To Shoot Down Buhari's Aircraft...NAF

We Did Not Pay N20m To Bandits Not To Shoot Down Buhari's Aircraft...NAF


 Nigerian Airforce reaction 

The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to news reports circulating on some media platforms alleging that the NAF, through one of its personnel, paid the sum of N20 Million to armed bandits operating in Jibia Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun allegedly seized. The report went on to state that the reason behind the payment was to retrieve the anti-aircraft gun which, it alleged, the NAF feared could be used against aircraft operating within Katsina State.

 

The NAF wishes to categorically state that there is absolutely no iota of truth in the spurious allegation that was undoubtedly designed to cast aspersions on the good image of the Service. The said report is totally false. It should therefore be taken as fake news and disregarded. Indeed, we ordinarily would not have responded to such baseless and utterly illogical allegation but for the need to set the record straight as well as reaffirm the NAF’s unflinching commitment to decisively dealing with the armed bandits and all other criminal elements in the Country in partnership with other services of the Armed Forces and other security Agencies.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, it must be stated that there is no basis for the NAF to pay bandits or any criminal elements that it has continued to attack and decimate in Katsina State, other parts of the North-West as well as other Theatres of Operation in the Country.I  as recent as 12 October 2021, NAF aircraft conducted 5 missions in the Jibia general area and engaged targets with rockets and cannons at Bala Wuta bandits’ locations in Kadaoji. Similar successes were recorded at Fakai Dutsin Anfare, an area in Jibia LGA known for its high incidences of bandits’ activities. The false reportage therefore, begs the question as to why the NAF would negotiate for a weapon allegedly seized and still carry out air interdiction missions on the same bandits and their strongholds. The NAF is of the view that, this latest false report could be a part of a campaign to further the cause of insecurity in Nigeria by elements who see the NAF as a threat following series of successful exploits in operations against criminal gangs.

 

Perhaps, this provides an avenue for the NAF to yet again appeal to members of the media, both local and international, as well as social media, to be circumspect in their reportage and endeavour to always verify their facts before going public. The public is enjoined to disregard the falsehood emanating from some sections of the social and mainstream media. The NAF also uses this opportunity to call on citizens to continue to cooperate with security agencies as efforts are ongoing to rid the entire Nation of criminals and their activities.

 

On our part, the NAF, as a professional and disciplined force, will not in any way be discouraged from carrying out its mandate to rid the entire North-West Nigeria of banditry and other forms of criminality. We remain resolute in performing our function and will continue to work in synergy with other sister Services and security agencies to rid the Country of all criminal elements.

 

Edward Gabkwet

Air Commodore

Director of Public Relations and Information

Nigerian Air Force

17 October 2021


PRECIOUS OMOGHENE ZINO OF NIGERIA WINS 1ST MISS WORLD ECO TOURISM PAGEANT

PRECIOUS OMOGHENE ZINO OF NIGERIA WINS 1ST MISS WORLD ECO TOURISM PAGEANT


Serendipity Media Limited under the direction of its National Director Ibinabo Fiberesima is pleased to announce the successful outing of the Nigerian representative to the first ever Miss Eco Tourism World Beauty Pageant which held on the 16th October 2021 all the way in Durban, South Africa.

 

We are proud and delighted to announce that among a pool of beautiful and intelligent ladies from around the world, Miss Precious Omoghene Zino, a native of Delta State stood tall to emerge as Miss Eco Tourism World 2021 and thus most crucially Precious Omoghene Zino in the process made a record being the first ever to clinch the crown in its maiden edition.

Queen Precious Omoghene Zino was crowned to represent Nigeria on the 28.08.2021 in Calabar and is a 300 level student of English Education at the Lagos State University. On her return to the country, she will be promoting the nation’s Eco Tourism spots in addition to embarking on an aggressive tree planting exercise nationwide.

 

Thank you.

FIBERESIMA Ibinabo

MISS ECO TOURISM NIGERIA

National Director

OCHANYA: SLOW PACE OF TRIAL UNDERSCORES NEED FOR SPECIAL COURT

OCHANYA: SLOW PACE OF TRIAL UNDERSCORES NEED FOR SPECIAL COURT


 

As Men Against Rape Foundation and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje today, the duo have decried  the slow pace of the on-going trial of Andrew Ogbuja for sexually abusing her for 5 years until her death on 17th of October 2018. 


Ochanya died 3 years ago following health complications as a result of being serially raped and sodomised from when she was eight years old by Andrew and his son, Victor Ogbuja.


in an electronic statement signed by the Executive Director of MARF and MAD, Lemmy Ughegbe, the organisations noted that "the snail pace of Ogbuja's trial underscores the increasing need for special courts to be designated for cases bordering on sexual violence and sundry cases of Gender Based Violence in Nigeria." 


The duo said "the need for special courts becomes even more urgent when we take note that even government has acknowledged sexual violence as a social pandemic within the country with the attendant psychosocial consequences it poses to victims, survivors, their families and society at large."


They argued that "a speedy dispensation of justice will go a long way in sending the right signal to pedophiles, rapists and all other sex predators that the arm of the law will catch up with them without delay and put them out of circulation ànd away from the society." 


"It is such deterrents that can help discourage sex predators from their heinous and bestial acts, restore sanity to society and create safe spaces for children and women", they added. 


However, they expressed optimism that justice will be served on Ochanya's rapists eventually, adding that "the fact that the trial court admitted a video evidence, wherein Ochanya narrated how Andrew and Victor Ogbuja took turns to violate her for 5 years was a major boost for prosecution to prove its case."


The duo noted  that "whilst Andrew has been cooling his heels in Makurdi correctional facility in nearly 3 years from where he attends his trial, his son and co-conspirator, Victor has been at large."


They queried the lack of commitment of the police to apprehend Victor and bring him to justice three years since he was found culpable and recommended by the Benue State Ministry of Justice for trial. 

According to them, "the police has regrettably been comfortable with allowing someone who poses imminent and immediate danger to the society and especially children to mingle with the society.  It beats us hollow to note that the police seems sympathetic to a pedophile. Despite his running from justice, the police has refused to declare Victor wanted and published his photo to that effect. This is troubling as our r kids are not safe in so far as he remains free."


The organisations said they will take extraordinary steps to apprehend Victor and bring him to justice.

I've Had Sex Over 30 Times With Janemena..Tonto Dike's Ex Lover Boasts In Leaked Tape

I've Had Sex Over 30 Times With Janemena..Tonto Dike's Ex Lover Boasts In Leaked Tape


 Ever since the split between former lovers, actress Tonto Dikeh and Joseph Egbri fondly known as Prince Kpokpogri, became public knowledge, the development has become messy with various twists.

Shortly after their break-up, the pair have made allegations and counter-allegations against each other via their social media pages. Days after their break up, the actress petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, to investigate her former lover, Prince Kpokpogri Joseph, for allegedly blackmailing her among other issues.

Moreso, stories made rounds on the internet that Prince Kpokpogri was arrested by the personnel of the Department of State Services. Prince Kpokpogri, who identifies himself as a politician hastily debunked the rumours via an Instagram Live session.

He also fired back at the actress alleging that she takes illicit drugs while he urged the men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to investigate the actress activities.


While the former lovers attacked themselves on social media, they dragged a popular social media influencer and dancer, Usiwo Orezimena Jane popularly known as Janemena, into the messy web of their break-up.

Tonto Dikeh mentioned that she had a sex tape that featured the dancer and her ex-lover, this triggered a series of events as the young lady wrote through her lawyers demanding that the actress retracts her statement and also pay N500m for damages.

However, the actress stood her ground with the claim, daring the dancer to head to court, despite the fact that Prince Kpokpogri denied such occurred.

Taking to his verified Instagram account in a post he made, Prince Kpokpogri wrote in part, “I have deliberately avoided the issue of Janemena till now but it will be selfish of me to allow the poor lady who has lived and still living a virtuous life to be dragged into our breakup which has become messy. Is Janemena my friend? Yes! Beyond going to her shop opening year. Our relationship has only been on phone.


“We have been family friends for years and the husband is someone that is close to me. It is a taboo where I come from to sleep with a married woman even though I am still single, worse of all, with a married Isoko lady who will pay the ultimate price if she does that.”

Prince Kpokpogri further issued a public apology on September 27, 2021, to Janemna’s husband via his verified Instagram page. The message read in part, “A public apology: I woke up this morning feeling very uneasy and decided to say this from the depth of my heart. To the family I respect, love and hold in high regards, I am deeply sorry.

“First and foremost, I also want to use this medium to apologise to Jane’s husband, Mr Andre, it is an unfortunate incident on how your wife was dragged into this.”

In a new twist in the ongoing break-up saga between the actress and the ‘prince’; hours ago, a voice note surfaced online which involve a Prince and a certain Jane.

During an apparent conversation, a man who has been identified as Prince noted that he had sex with one Jane at least 30 times and she gladly speaks of his sexual prowess. The Prince further stated in the conversation that Jane told him that ever since she had known her husband for nine years they never had that kind of sex.

The Prince added in the leaked phone conversation that most time he had sex with ‘Jane’ for almost a whole day. The voice note further stated that ‘Jane’ is the breadwinner of the family.



 IGP Orders Investigation Into Policemen Captured On Video Extorting And Beating Passengers In Kogi

IGP Orders Investigation Into Policemen Captured On Video Extorting And Beating Passengers In Kogi


ATTACHED TRENDING VIDEO: IGP ORDERS INVESTIGATIONS 


The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command to immediately carry out discrete investigations into the incident depicted in the attached trending video from  a location believed to be in Kogi State. 


The IGP calls for calm, noting that at the end of the investigations, justice will be done to the victim of the incident and police personnel found guilty, brought to book.


CP FRANK MBA 

FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER 

FORCE HEADQUARTERS 

ABUJA

Between Baba Suwe And His Abandoned Medical Doctor Son

Between Baba Suwe And His Abandoned Medical Doctor Son


Babatunde Omidina, a Nigerian actor and comedian, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has asked for forgiveness from his ex-wife and son that he allegedly dumped in 1982. 


Baba Suwe had allegedly chased away his first Iya Suwe when she was pregnant for him sometimes in 1982. Iya Suwe, not discouraged by how Baba Suwe treated her, went ahead to raise the child alone and gave him a befitting education. The said child is now a medical doctor and he's the one taking care of the Baba Suwe who's critically ill. 


Baba Suwe, who bursted into tears while speaking on the matter said "I have really learnt my lesson in a hard way. I offended the mother and the boy, and even God, but they didn't punish me despite how I maltreated them. They didn't abandon me, as I abandoned them. They are taking good care of me. I really thank my ex-wife for her kind heart"


Baba Suwe, however, admonished both young men and women to learn from this issue so as to amend where necessary. 


"It's a lesson for everyone. Those people that I rejected are now my helpers ", Baba Suwe said.