Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Man Arraigned for Enticing Married Woman in Abuja


The police on Wednesday arraigned Abe John, 32, of Nyaya Junction, Abuja at an Abuja Upper Area Court for alleged criminal trespass, mischief, assault and enticing a married woman.

The police prosecutor, Sgt. Ambi Ayuba, told the court that the matter was reported at the Garki Police Station by Mr. Zakka Waya of State House, Abuja on July 16.

Ayuba said Waya had information that whenever he went to work, the accused usually visited his home, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

He added that the accused person allegedly entered Waya’s house with the intention of enticing his wife.

WikiLeaks Is Running Out of Money - Julian Assange

WikiLeaks Editor, Julian Assange

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks announced on Wednesday that it was running out of money, saying it had only 100,000 euros left for 2012.

That money will be depleted in a few months if it does not get any further donations, according to the organisation.
The group needs one million euros immediately, it said.

Donations are the most important source of income for WikiLeaks - these were collected though Germany's Wau-Holland-Foundation.

WikiLeaks criticised credit card companies Visa and MasterCard for undermining the organisation by stopping to forward donations in 2010.

The WikiLeaks platform was founded by Julian Assange and has published more than 250,000 internal documents from US-embassies around the world.

Mr. Assange has sought refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex allegations. 

For Visa and MasterCard to avoid wikileaks, means the world is not ready to face the truth.

Future Awards: Young Person of the Year list emerges, Linda Ikeji also Nominated

Linda Ikeji
The Future Awards, which the World Bank has called "The Nobel Prize for Young Africans", has unveiled the list of  Young Person of the Year 2012.
The names of some of the nominees are: Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, for building an inspiring business in Empire Mates Entertainment that has created superstars like Wizkid; Chinwe Njoku, an Engineer who recently won the Sir Robert Martin University Prize in the United Kingdom; and Idris Akinbajo, a Journalist who started with NEXT Newspapers and now heads the Investigative Desk at Premium Times.
Others are musician Dapo Oyebanjo, also known as D'banj; Jason Njoku a Media Entrepreneur; Peter and Paul Okoye, popularly known as Psquare; Linda Ikeji(dats wat am talking about), a Blogger/Media Entrepreneur; and Raheem Temitope Bello, a Scientist and the youngest of the nominees at age 19.

Former lawmaker on the run for killing elephants


The police in Cross River State are on the trail of Joseph Enem, a former councillor in Akamkpa Local Government Area wanted for allegedly killing four elephants and selling their tusks to foreigners.
Ubi Arikpo, a Commissioner in the state’s Forestry Commission, said on Wednesday that the councillor and his accomplices were hiding in the Oban Forest Reserve.
According to him, the suspects ran away after the deal was exposed. “They are now hibernating in the forest after the police declared them wanted for illegally poaching four elephants in the Oban Forest Reserve,” he said. “They killed the elephants and threw away the bodies of the huge animals after removing their tusks which they gave to their agents for onward transport to Europe for sale.”

SEC Staff Back Down on Anti-Oteh Protests

                      SEC staff back down on anti-Oteh protests

Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission who had been protesting against the planned return of DG Arunma Oteh have backed down after a meeting with the outgoing  acting Director General of the commission, Ibrahim Bello. 

The workers emerged from a meeting with the outgoing acting Director General of the commission sober without the protesting spirit they displayed earlier in the day.

Oteh did not turn up for work today as was expected though.

Some of them confided in Daily Trust that the acting DG told them to put everything in the hands of God as the government will do whatever it wants to do.

Asked if they had backed down on their demands, the staff said they had not as deliberations still continues on the matter.

Borno Relaxes Curfew


Governor Kashim Shettima today announced a review of the curfews imposed on five local government areas of the state that had been under a state of emergency for the last six months.

Restriction of movement is now from 9pm to 6am, the governor said, adding that the decision was taken after consultations with stakeholders including the Joint Task Force which is comprised of the Army, Navy, Air Force, State Security Services, Customs and Immigration services.

Shettima stated this in Gwoza in the southern part of Borno state where he went for an official visit.

Finally, Jonathan Sends PIB To National Assembly


President Goodluck Jonathan has eventually forwarded the final draft copy of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the National Assembly for onward passage into law.
This ends anxiety generated by the document, following alarm raised by the presidency that fake versions of the bill were being circulated and published in some online papers.
Petroleum Resources Minister, Deziani Allison Madueke who gave the hint while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa noted that what was sent to the National Assembly yesterday was the only authentic copy of the bill.
She also disclosed that the PIB contained some security features to guard against circulation of fake copies.

Nigerians Are Most Sexually Active, says Durex


Nigerians have been ranked as among the most sexually satisfied in the world, according to a global survey conducted by condom manufacturer, Durex.
In a statement on Tuesday, Durex said the online study questioned more than 26,000 respondents across 26 countries about every aspect of their sex lives in a bid to chart comprehensively “what constitutes intimate well-being.”
The survey put Nigeria in pole position at 67 per cent, followed by Mexico at 63 per cent, India (61 Per cent) and Poland (54 per cent).

Again, Explosions, Gunmen Hit Jos; 10-year-old, 5 Others Killed


A rocket explosion and unknown gunmen again hit Jos, Plateau State capital, yesterday morning, leaving no fewer than six persons dead, including a 10-year-old pupil of Jos Nura Islamic School, who was hit by a rocket fired at his school.
The development came just as two rocket launchers were said to have been launched around 7pm in Bukuru Jos south local government of plateau around the Bukuru Market
The spokesman of the special task force on Jos crisis Captain  Salisu  Mustapha confirmed the incidence and said it happened around the Gyel area of the locality and  there was no  casualty. He also said that large scale investigation is going on.

Fashola Arrests Two Soldiers for Driving on BRT Lane

The Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday arrested a Military Col. Ki Yusuf and Staff Sergent, A J Adeomi for driving on the  Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane.
The soldiers were accosted on the BRT lane at the Outer Marina in Central Lagos. Col. Yusuf was driving in an army green Peugeot 406 with registration number BO1 – 150 NA. Staff Sergeant Adeomi drove in a black Toyota Camry.
As Mr Fashola moved towards the oncoming vehicle,  Col. Yusuf came down from his car, saluted severally and began muttering: “I am sorry; very, very sorry”

Toure Top Transfer Target For Saudi Club


Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal have made Manchester City defender KoloToure their top transfer target. According to SkySports, the Ivorian centre-half turned out against Al Hilal in a pre-season friendly over the weekend.
He is, however, facing up to an uncertain future at the Etihad Stadium, with no guarantee that he will be a regular starter next term. Taking that into account, City could be willing to move him on, freeing up space in their star-studded squad.

Boko Haram Disorganised Me – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan today admitted, for the first time, that his government ground to a halt before it could take the first step, and he blamed Boko Haram for it.

Mr. Jonathan made the confession at the 60th National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party.  
"During [the electoral] campaign, our emphasis was more on job creation, power but now what worries us most is security,” he said.  "This is because you must be alive before you will eat food”

He described security as “very, very fundamental,” saying, “If you are not safe, you can't even think of hunger because a dead person does not need food.”

INEC presents Return Certificate to Oshiomhole


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State as winner of the July 14 governorship election in the state.
INEC’s National Commissioner, Col. Mohammed Hammanga, who presented the Certificate to the Governor today (17th July, 2012) congratulated the governor, saying his victory was a reflection of his good works which endeared him to the electorate.
Hammanga also commended INEC and the security agencies for the peaceful conduct of the polls.

ANPP elects Sheriff as BOT chair


The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), on Tuesday, elected the former Governor of Borno State, Almodu Sheriff, as the chairman of its Board of Trustee (BOT); just as it expressed it dissatisfaction to use of military personnel at the Edo gubernatorial election.
The party called on the National Assembly to review the Electoral Act to discourage the use of soldiers during elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Okey Wali Declared President-elect of Nigeria Bar Association


The leadership baton at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) today changed hands as Okey Wali (SAN) was declared the newly elected president of the association.
The umbrella body of lawyers admitted to practice law in Nigeria held their election in Abuja today where new national officers of the body emerged.
Mr Wali polled 688 votes to beat his closest rival, Emeka Ngige (SAN). Mr Ngige had 449 votes while a third candidate, Mr Blessing Ukiri scored 2 votes.

Curfew relaxed in Kaduna

In line with the improved security situation in Kaduna State, Governor Patrick Yakowa has announced a further review of the restriction of movement in the state.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the governor said residents of the state are now free to move around from 5am to 10pm with effect from today (17th July, 2012) in all the 17 local government areas of the state.
Governor Yakowa who commended the people for sustaining peace in the state urged them to continue to be law abiding.

EFCC Arrests Lady Over $6,900 Ukraine Admission scam


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Charity Komuo, and her company, Charity Luba Consultancy, before a Delta State High Court sitting in Asaba for obtaining money by false pretence.
A statement on Tuesday by the agency's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the alleged crime is contrary to sections 1 (3) and 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offence Act; but the accused pleaded not guilty to the 8 count charge when read to her.