Monday, 18 July 2016

Court grants Obadina N500m bail

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has admitted Gbenga Obadina, the Managing Director of Almond Properties Ltd., to bail in the sum of N500 million.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said that he should produce two sureties in the sum of N250 million each.
The EFCC arraigned Obadina on Friday for receiving over N2.4 billion from former National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, for electricity contracts that were never executed.
Dimgba said that the defendant shall forfeit the N500 million to Federal Government if he jumps bail and the two sureties were to each enter a bail bond for the sum of N250 million.

Keshi’s memorial service holds on July 23rd

A memorial service in honour of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, will hold on July 23 in Kempton Park, Johannesburg in South Africa.
The Big Boss passed on June 7 in Benin City, Nigeria, after a brief illness.
The event is being put together by the ‘Friends of Keshi’ and takes place six days before his official state funeral in Nigeria.

Amaechi embezzled N3trillion during his eight years as Governor – Rivers State government

The Rivers State Government has accused the Minister of Transport and former governor of the state, Chibuike Amaechi of embezzling N3 trillion during his reign as the governor of the state.
Speaking yesterday, the State Commissioner for Information, Dr Tam-George alleged that Amaechi left “the most abandoned projects in the history of the State,”
Tam-George claimed the former governor, borrowed N4bn Agriculutural loan from the Central Bank with no trace of farmers who benefited from the loan.

Ubi Franklin and wife Lilian welcome son

Congrats Triple MG boss, Ubi Franklin and his wife Lilian, have welcomed a son. Lilian gave birth to their son in the US. Congrats to them.

When Police is your friend ! How Arase stole 24 police vehicles – IGP Idris

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has accused his predecessor, Solomon Arase of leaving the force with 24 police vehicles.
He claimed that seven Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, who retired alongside Arase, also made away with several cars belonging to the force.
The police boss said he had written Arase to return the cars, which included two official bullet-proof BMW 7 series cars, stressing that the retired police chief and his DIGs were yet to return the vehicles even after writing them.
Idris, who made this revelation while addressing newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, further added that a special investigation team had been set up to look into the records of police vehicle purchases in the last three years as well as how they were distributed.

6 children of same parents allegedly poisoned to death in Anambra State (Graphic Photos)

 Six children of same parents were allegedly poisoned to death on saturday in Ekwulumili, Anambra State. Details surrounding the tragic incident still sketchy but according to Abia Facts Newspaper, unknown person poisoned a pot of food kept in their house which the children ate. Security agents are currently investigating the matter. See the graphic photos after the cut...

Eugene Long's last message on Twitter before his attack.

Just hours before launching his attack on police in Baton Rouge,Long uploaded this prophetic message to his Twitter account 

'Why I was invited by EFCC' - Doyin Okupe

Former spokesperson to ex President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe who was recently invited for questioning by EFFC, took to his Facebook wall to explain his case with the antigraft agency. Below is what he wrote;
The facts of my case with efcc. In my interactions with efcc I have been asked to explain 3 things only so far. 1. Why I received N50m from the Fmr NSA, at the onset of my appointment, and what I used it for. 2. Why I was being paid N10m monthly by the ONSA. 3. Why I received another N50m from the NSA in October 2014.

Between Fayose and Buhari - Buhari should stop acting like grandfather of corruption

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to stop acting like the grandfather of corruption in Nigeria by shielding his men from probe, just as he asked Nigerians to demand the release of the authentic report of the Committee on Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Nigerian Armed Forces.
He described claim by the federal government that the probe panel only looked into procurement and contracts awarded by the military between 2011-2015 because documents regarding procurement from 2007 to 2010 were not available as a clear indication of his support for corruption.

Lewis Hamilton and Rita Ora leave her London home in matching outfits amid growing romance rumours

They have been good friends as part of the same international party set for over a year.
But things look like they may have shifted into a different gear for Rita Ora and Lewis Hamilton.
The Formula One champ was spotted leaving the singer's London home just moments after she did following a wild night on the town to celebrate his Grand Prix victory last week.
It's the latest rendezvous between the pair which has set the rumour mill in motion that they are now more than platonic.

Taylor Swift slams Kim Kardashian after reality star leaks recording of THAT phone call with Kanye West about Famous lyrics

Kim, 35, shocked fans on Sunday by sharing a recording of the phone call where the rapper talks to Taylor on speakerphone about his controversial new track.Taylor Swift has defended herself after Kim Kardashian shared a recording of her seemingly approving Kanye West's Famous lyrics earlier this year.
The video clips that the KUWTK star posted appear to show Taylor okaying the song but the 26-year-old star insisted in an Instagram message on Sunday that it doesn't prove she approved the 'I made that b***h famous' line.
Clearly upset the Bad Blood hitmaker wrote: 'Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that b***h' in his song?
'It doesn't exist because it never happened. You don't get to control someone's emotional response to being called 'that b***h' in front of the entire world.

I ‎will neither join APC nor bow to Buhari – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has vowed not to bow to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a post on his Facebook page on Sunday, Fani-Kayode said an individual made a comment he found offensive.
He (the individual) quoted me as saying the following: “I think what is appropriate for us (PDP) is to apologize to President Buhari and the APC, then join them to move Nigeria forward” -Femi Fani-Kayode.
Kindly note that this is FALSE. It is a total fabrication. I never said any such thing privately or publicly and neither have I ever written it or published it anywhere.

As a Christian, it is not in my nature to seek personal revenge. God will fight my fight. – Husband of murdered Abuja preacher

The husband of late Mrs. Eunice Olawale, Pastor Elisha Olawale, who was murdered in the early hours of July 9 while preaching the gospel, a few metres away from her house in Kubwa by unidentified miscreants, says he has truly forgiven those who murdered her.
Pastor Olawale who said he still cannot get over his wife’s brutal death, that the idea of getting justice was to fulfill all righteousness as far as law and human rights were concerned.
He, however, added that there was no need to avenge her death.
He said, “I don’t want to go back on all I have said. As much as I am battling with her demise and going through the pain especially when I look at my children, I don’t think paying evil with evil is the best way out.

Gunman Identified in Shooting That Killed 3 Baton Rouge Officers

Gavin Long

The man who shot three police officers dead and injured three more in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning has been named as Gavin Eugene Long, a black man from Kansas City who was 'celebrating' his 29th birthday today.
Long opened fire on police after they were called to Airline Highway, not far from their headquarters, at around 8.30am to reports of a man dressed all in black, wearing and mask and holding an 'AR-15 type' assault rifle.
After shooting dead officers Montrell Jackson, 32, Matthew Gerald, 41, and Brad Garafola, 45; and wounding Nicholas Tullier, 41, Bruce Simmons, 51, and a third unidentified officer, 41, Long was pursued to a nearby convenience store where he was shot dead.

10 things you need to know this Monday morning

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:
1. A former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has given a detailed breakdown on how he spent the N100m he received from ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
While speaking on his arrest and detention by the EFCC, the former presidential aide in a Facebook post on Sunday said the money was used for official purposes.

2. A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has denied a statement credited to him where he reportedly said that the best thing is to support the current leadership in order to escape all the charges against him. In a post on his Facebook, he vowed not to bow to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, but to continue to criticise the government.

News Dino Melaye gives more details of how gunmen allegedly tried to kidnap, assassinate him

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West, has given more insight into how he escaped from gunmen who attacked him in Gwagwalada. Th...