Monthly Archives: April 2016

Okowa’s  Victory Strengthened Delta Unity – OSANEBI

The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi  said today that the victory of the People’s Democratic Party, ( PDP)  in the last  governorship election has strengthen the love and unity within ethno-political lines of Delta State.   Addressing newsmen at the civic reception in honour of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa  in Oghara township stadium, Ethiope ...

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Court Fonvicts Puff-puff Seller, Another Over N3.2m Theft

  By Paul Sanusi, Lagos   A Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Ebute-metta, has sentenced a puff-puff seller Oluwakemi Efunkeye, alongside her sister-in-law, Funmilola Okewole,  to two years imprisonment, for conspiracy and stealing   The convicted puff-puffy seller, a mother of one was said stole the sum of N3.2 million belonging to a Bureau de change, where she formerly ...

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Buhari Returns 2016 Budget To National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned the controversy-ridden 2016 budget to the National Assembly, pointing out areas of concern in the document and demanding adjustment. The spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Abdurazaq Namdas, (APC-Adamawa State) confirmed this to journalists on Thursday. “I can confirm to you that we are in possession of the letter from the president identifying grey areas,” ...

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Power Transmission Not Affected By Current Labour Issue

The attention of The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has been drawn to publications in the media insinuating looming nationwide blackout due to the ongoing labour lockdown of the TCN headquarters in Abuja. The Transmission Company of Nigeria wishes to clearly state that there would be no blackout in the nation as TCN staff in its regional offices nationwide, who ...

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Reps Grill Police IG, Solomon Arase, Over Reopening of Kogi Assembly

The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on Kogi Assembly Crisis on Thursday quizzed the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, over the re-opening of Kogi House of Assembly complex. The House had through a resolution directed Arase to seal off the Kogi legislature until a peaceful resolution of the crisis that trailed the impeachment of Speaker Lawal Momoh-Jimoh was achieved. The ...

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No Chance for Saraki to Give Statement Before Trial – Witness

A prosecution witness on Thursday said the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was never interrogated by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) before the commencement of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Saraki is standing trial for alleged false and anticipatory declaration of assets. The prosecution witness, Micheal Wetkas, said the Senate President was not invited when a team ...

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Alleged N754.7m Theft: ExNIMASA DG, Akpolobokemi, Others’ Trial Stalled

The absence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, who is prosecuting the former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpolobokemi and seven others, stalled the continuation of trial of the accused persons at an Igbosere High Court of Lagos state. Also failure of a lawyer from Festus Keyamo’s ...

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5 Court Officials Docked for Setting Court’s Exhibit Facilities Ablaze

An Assistant Chief Registrar, ACR,  Salman Adeoye, 55, and four other officials of Lagos state magistrate court, were on Thursday, arraigned before an Ebute-metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, on charges bordering on conspiracy, arson and negligence.   Others charged alongside Adeoye were: Ridwan Yussuf, 39, Godwin Obadiah, 20, Olaluwoye Yemi, 60,, all security guard, and Lateef Balogun, 40, a store keeper. ...

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DSS Arraigns 2 Traders for Cloning Ambode’s Phone Number

The Department of State Security (DSS) on Wednesday, arraigned two traders before an Isolo Magistrate Court for allegedly cloning the mobile line of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The suspects, Rilwanu Jamiu and Balogun Stanley Oyewole, who claimed to be a cocoa dealer, were said to have attempted to perfect a N50 million transfer with the said mobile line. ...

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Saraki: Your Trial Must Be Daily – CCT Insists

In a continuation of cross-examination of the prosecution witness at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in a case against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Abubakar Saraki, on alleged false asset declaration, the Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal re-affirmed the Tribunal earlier decision for the matter to be held day-by-day. The re-affirmation came in Abuja, at the backdrop of a demand ...

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Transmit Prosperity Dividends To Grassroots, Osanebi Charges Political Appointees

The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi has charged political appointees in Delta State to be reliable channels of conveying the dividends of the prosperity agenda of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa to the people in the communities and grassroots. Osanebi gave the charge in his office in Asaba when he received  his aides, appointees and ...

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