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Friday, July 29, 2016

#SaveMayowa Campaign: POLICE, LUTH PROBE ALLEGED SCAM

Mayowa, before and now
#SaveMayowa Campaign: POLICE, LUTH PROBE ALLEGED SCAM
The Lagos State Police Command has waded into the controversy surrounding the #SaveMayowa campaign which a popular blogger described as a fraudulent scheme designed to fleece innocent members of the public.
The campaign which has raised more than N32 million since it started was embroiled in controversy on Thursday when the popular blogger asked Nigerians not to donate to the fund.
Following this development, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed full scale investigation into the campaign.
Owoseni also directed Access Bank to freeze the account opened in the name of the patient, Mayowa.
In a statement issued by Dolapo Badmos, spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, she stated:
”The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni has directed full scale investigation into the report that the *Save Mayowa Campaign* is a fraud.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

BREAKING: 2016 Budget: Lawmaker opens can of worms

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker, House of Representatives
The former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmmumin Jibrin on Thursday exposed the fraudulent deals perpetrated by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and other leaders of the House in the passage of the 2016 budget.
Jibrin was removed on Wednesday as Chairman, Appropriation committee of the House by Dogara.
Reacting to his removal on his twitter handle @AbdulABMJ on Thursday evening, Jibrin revealed that his inability to admit into the 2016 budget almost N30 billion personal requests from Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the three other principal officers pitched him against the House leadership and led to his decision to vacate the position.
The Kano-born lawmaker also clarified that he was not sacked from the position by Dogara as reported by the media but that he stepped down for peace to reign.
Jibrin said he is obliged to make a further statement after listening to the full statement of Speaker Dogara on why he had to leave as Chairman of the committee. “Speaker Dogara’s statement was a complete misrepresentation of the facts, false, mischievous, unfair and a calculated attempt to bring my name to disrepute, blackmail, silence and use me as a scapegoat.” He said.
The lawmaker vowed to pursue the issue and clear his name when the House resumes from recess. He alluded to the fact that his decision to assert his independence and insisting that the right thing be done at all times to expose corrupt people in the House led to the campaign against him.
Full Statement By Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin
I am obliged to make further statement after listening to the full statement of Speaker Yakubu Dogara on why I had to leave as Chairman Appropriation.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Where Tiwa got it wrong…

 
Where Tiwa Got it Wrong… Was when she believed she was the one.
There you go.
I’ve said it.
Before you judge me for judging a woman for a man’s mischief, I implore you to read on.
By now so much has been said about the explosive social media storm Tee Billz’s posts online stirred that many may think there is nothing new under the sky to say about the erstwhile couple.
Many think pieces have run up countless column inches in the Nigerian papers and online – on anything from Tee Billz’s alleged depression and suicide attempt to his financial troubles, from Tiwa’s epic fail of an interview following the news of the breakdown of their marriage to Tee Billz’s epic failure as a husband.
Perhaps one fault that we all failed to pick, amongst Tiwa’s many other faults we ripped apart over the last two weeks, is where she had it all wrong – when she believed she was the one.
In last week’s, in my opinion, half-baked and ill-judged interview with Pulse Nigeria, Tiwa clearly admitted people had warned her against Tee Billz.
Deep inside, behind the steely exterior, we are all girls fed on fairy tales. While no grown woman would ever entertain the thought of being misled by Cinderella or Rapunzel, there is a little girl in all of us who secretly still believes in the presence of the knight in shining armour as much as she does in the possibility of happy ever after.
While no longer damsels in distress awaiting rescue, we still hold on to the mirage of being the one to change the “fine and troubled prince”. If you for a minute shelf the Grimm Tales and turn to Hamlet, you will find that literature warns of a watery end to such mighty delusions. Even then, in as much as we refute Cinderella, we all revert to Ophelia.
Tiwa is not the first, neither will she be the last. Look around you, how many stories have you been told or personally witnessed of women exploited, manipulated and abused by their men. And it is often women who we always thought as strong, self-assured and confident.
In complete contrast to the knight in shining armour who swoop in to rescue the damsel in distress there are predatory men in this world, sadly, who are wolves in sheep’s clothing who scarper in to chip away, tear apart and break down strong women. Flip the story of ‘the one’ who will love, cherish and honour their woman, that one true love leading to the happy ever after, those broken men women feel they are ‘one’ to change, tame, save a broken man.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ekiti Election: Lere Olayinka counters Aluko - #EKITIGATE - Part 2

Lere-Olayinka
Lere Olayinka, Media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose
Countering Mr Aluko’s claims, a spokesman to the Governor of Ekiti State, Lere Olayinka, said he was not surprised that Mr Aluko would make such claims, insisting that he (Aluko) was of an unstable character.
He further claimed that Mr Aluko had been involved in different crimes, ranging from admission racketeering, issuance of certificates to students while he was a lecturer.
“If he comes here to say some of these things, you should just laugh it off. He had said it by himself that he was here to say all these because Governor Fayose did not make him the Chief of Staff. If he received a call that he had been appointed as the Chief of Staff, he will come back here to say  that all he said was not true,” he stressed, insisting that people should only be believed if they have integrity.

Ekiti Election: Aluko Presents Evidence, Claiming It Was Rigged - #EKITIGATE -Part 1

Tope-Aluko
Dr Tope Aluko
A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State is insisting that the Ekiti State governorship election was rigged, tendering evidences on how some areas were blocked in the state during the election.
On Politics Today on Sunday, Mr Tope Aluko gave a breakdown of how the election was rigged in favour of the PDP governorship candidate, now Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Explaining a process he alleged was used in rigging the election, he said: “Before the Primaries, we had this believe that because Jonathan was coming out for second term and because we are going to be the first election in the south-west, at a meeting, we told him (former President Goodluck Jonathan) that north-east, north-west and north-central may not be too sure for him because the Hausas are clamouring for presidency and that you now have south-east and south-south, you must manage the south-west”.
“It was on the basis of that that we told him that he must manage south-west.
“Because of his interest, even before winning the primaries, we did so many security reports to tell Mr President then that he must make sure that we manage south-west zone and it was because of that that he gave us the head of security agencies,” the PDP member said.
‘A Strike Team’
He further told Channels Television that the Minister for State for Defence and Minister of Police Affairs were made to give attention to the election because “we know that APC was everywhere in the southwest and we must naturally capture part of southwest if we want to balance what our brothers in the north were likely to bring on”.
Mr Aluko had testified at a lower Tribunal held to look into the election held last year, but he denied saying at the lower Tribunal that the election was not rigged.
He said that there was an agreement to take out some members of the All Progressive Congress to ensure that they do not give adequate support to their members. The incumbent Governor was an APC member.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WICKED WORLD: Dead bodies found buried in building site in Enugu (Graphic photos)


Three corpses were found and exhumed from a building site at Ugwuaji area of Enugu on the Enugu - Portharcourt Expressway yesterday Monday Jan. 25th. The corpses were buried inside the foundation of the building allegedly owned by a church which is under construction and totally covered with concrete.
According to unconfirmed sources, one of the workers at the site who heard about what had happened to the three men alerted the police, who came to exhume the bodies. The building is allegedly owned, according to residents in the area, by a ritualist who disguised to be a man of God. More photos...

Friday, January 22, 2016

N50 Stamp Duty: CBN exempts salary accounts, self-to-self transactions

 
The Central Bank of Nigeria says the recently introduced N50 stamp duty for all deposit transactions will not be collected for Payments of salaries and wages as well as payments and deposits for self-to-self transactions whether inter or intra bank.
This clarification was made in a statement sent out by the Director Corporate communication of CBN, Mallam Ibrahim Mu'azu yesterday January 21st.

The management of the apex bank had on Monday January 19th sent out a circular to all Deposit Money Banks and Other Financial institutions titled, "Collection and Remittance of statutory charges on receipts of Nigeria Postal Service under the Stamp Duties Act”, mandating it to collect N50 stamp duty for deposit transactions.
The N50 stamp duty is being introduced to help increase the tax revenue of the Federal government. Part of the statement released by the CBN Director of Corporate Communication's reads “The implementation of the Stamp Duty at this point in time emanated from a Federal High Court order that the CBN should direct deposit money banks under its supervision to commence the collection of the duty on behalf of the federal government.
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