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Rivers Rerun: Police Recover Over N100m Bribe From Electoral Officials




The Nigerian police has recovered the sum of N100 million allegedly used by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to bribe INEC Officials to rig election for his party, PDP.

The investigative committee of the Nigerian police has reportedly recovered N100 million from Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials arrested after the Rivers state election rerun.

According to SR, the investigative committee of the Nigeria police said the recovered money was given to the INEC officials as bribe by River state governor, Nyesom Wike.

Recall that the Nigerian police Special Investigation Panel arrested 26 INEC officials who served in the December 2016 Rivers state National/State Legislative re-run elections.

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Rivers Rerun: Police Recover Over N100m Bribe From Electoral Officials




The Nigerian police has recovered the sum of N100 million allegedly used by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to bribe INEC Officials to rig election for his party, PDP.

The investigative committee of the Nigerian police has reportedly recovered N100 million from Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials arrested after the Rivers state election rerun.

According to SR, the investigative committee of the Nigeria police said the recovered money was given to the INEC officials as bribe by River state governor, Nyesom Wike.

Recall that the Nigerian police Special Investigation Panel arrested 26 INEC officials who served in the December 2016 Rivers state National/State Legislative re-run elections.

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Female Banker Arrested For Fighting Lagos Police DPO


The Lagos State Police Command has charged a banker, Obi Adaobi, with assaulting a Divisional Police Officer in the state, SP Sina Olunlade.

Adaobi, who works with a bank in Marina, Lagos, was arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on two counts bordering on breach of the peace and assault.

The banker was accused of grabbing the officer attached to the Ebute Ero Police Division by the uniform while he was on duty in Marina.

The DPO had led a team to the area around 5am on Friday, January 27, after receiving a distress call that a high-tension wire fell to the ground and could endanger the lives of passersby.

It was gathered that 28-year-old Adaobi, who was on the way to her office, stopped at the scene to observe what was happening.

The DPO was said to have instructed her to leave the scene, but the banker reportedly cautioned him not to talk to her like that, leading to an altercation.

A police source said the woman grabbed the DPO by the uniform and used her nails to inflict injuries in his chest.

“It was about 4am that the DPO was called. The electricity company at Elegbata was informed to take off power. The DPO later joined the team and the road was blocked.

“The banker stood under part of high-tension wires and the DPO shouted at her to leave the place. When she didn’t leave, the DPO shouted at her again and threatened to slap her. As he made move to push her away from the spot, she grabbed him by the uniform and used her artificial nails to injure him in the chest,” the source said.

However, Adaobi in her statement to the police, said she grabbed the officer by the uniform after he allegedly slapped her twice.

She said, “I wanted to observe what was happening when a policeman shouted that I should leave the place.

“He kept shouting and I said the issue was not worth shouting about. He slapped me twice. I grabbed him by the uniform and asked him to stop slapping me. Other policemen came and started beating me.”

The banker was brought before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on two counts of assault and breach of the peace by a police prosecutor, Inspector B. Ekundayo.

The charges read in part, “That you, Obi Adaobi, on January 27, 2017, at about 6am, around the UBA headquarters in Marina, Lagos Island, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did seriously assault SP Sina Olunlade, the DPO of the Ebute Ero Police Station, by grabbing him by his police uniform while on his lawful duty and gave him bruises with your artificial nails in his chest, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.”

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety by a presiding magistrate, Mr. A. Adefulire.

The case was adjourned till February 28, 2017.

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Lady Whose Boyfriend Disappeared When She Was Making Her Hair Gets ‘Jungle Justice’ When She Couldnt Pay..

THIS Crying lady allegedly attempted to get a free hair do from the Rich and Famous hair Salon but hit a brickwall when she got a free hair cut instead.



She allegedly went to the salon with her boyfriend who left when she was getting her hair done and her plot to escape was foiled as the weave was cut by the hairdresser identified as Pamela.

from metro






I feel so sad reading this and the photos..why did they treat her like this?If she was guilty,there are other ways to go about it,why disgrace her like this?

why?Madam Pamela why?

she could have made her stay to work for the money she owes or call the Police but why treat her like a common thief?What if the boyfriend set her up.


Her tears got to me.*sad sigh*


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Lady Whose Boyfriend Disappeared When She Was Making Her Hair Gets ‘Jungle Justice’ When She Couldnt Pay..

THIS Crying lady allegedly attempted to get a free hair do from the Rich and Famous hair Salon but hit a brickwall when she got a free hair cut instead.



She allegedly went to the salon with her boyfriend who left when she was getting her hair done and her plot to escape was foiled as the weave was cut by the hairdresser identified as Pamela.

from metro



I feel so sad reading this and the photos..why did they treat her like this?If she was guilty,there are other ways to go about it,why disgrace her like this?

why?Madam Pamela why?

she could have made her stay to work for the money she owes or call the Police but why treat her like a common thief?What if the boyfriend set her up.


Her tears got to me.*sad sigh*

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President Buhari Begs ASUU

The Federal Government has appealed to the leadership of Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, to appreciate the current economic challenges that have financially constrained the Federal Government to meet its demands.


President Muhammadu Buhari made the appeal in a message delivered in Owerri, on his behalf, by the Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka, during the convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO. “As partners in progress, I plead for understanding and cooperation as the government is committed to addressing the various issues being canvassed by the Union, as we strive to right the wrongs of the past”, Buhari said.


 He acknowledged the anxiety and uncertainties that agitate the minds of the graduands, on what the future holds for them after graduation. 



“The fear is further amplified with the rising unemployment coupled with the recent economic recession that has befallen our beloved country. Periods like this are opportunities for geniuses to emerge”, Buhari said. The President assured Nigerians that his administration will not renege in its promise to provide opportunities and avenues so that youths could develop their skills and creative ingenuity. In his own address, the Vice Chancellor, VC, Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, declared that he would “re-engineer and transform FUTO, to a truly world class university through recruiting, nurturing and developing uniquely promising students and exceptional staff in science, engineering, technology and innovation to the benefit of mankind”. 




The VC disclosed that FUTO currently has 48 academic programmes in eight schools, adding that a good number of these programmes had received full accreditation, while few had interim accreditation. “The programmes with denied and interim accreditations, have been presented to the National Universities Commission, NUC, for accreditation, as observed deficiencies have been rectified. In addition, we are in top preparation for the upcoming institutional accreditation and resource verifications for five newly established programmes”, Eze said.
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NYSC Releases Statement On The Loss Of 3 Corps Members During The On-Going 2016 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released a statement addressing the loss of three corps members in different camps across Nigeria, recently. The Management has promised to set up a committee to investigate the immediate and remote causes responsible for the loss.The statement reads; 


RIP


The National Youth Service Corps regrets the loss of three Corps members, Elechi Chinyerum Nwenenda, Oladepo Ifedolapo and Asuquo Ukeme Monday, during the on-gong 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream I) Orientation Course in Bayelsa, Kano and Zamfara States respectively.



The death of the trio followed brief illnesses and after medical teams in the camps battled to save them in line with established procedures. Their demise, coming in their prime time when they were bracing up for further roles towards advancing their respective families, the nation and the rest of humanity, came as a rude shock to us in the NYSC family.

On behalf of the Management, staff and Corps members nationwide, I wish to express our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased Corps members. May the Almighty God grant them eternal rest and give their families and the rest of us the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.

While we mourn the demise of these Corps members, who, out of patriotic zeal, answered the clarion call to serve their fatherland, we are constrained to correct the impression of negligence being created in some quarters. Management wishes to state that the welfare of Corps members has always remained topmost in the priorities of the Scheme, and we have continued to strive to give our best in that regard. The policy of the Scheme regarding healthcare during Orientation course provides for the setting up of camp clinic manned by qualified Doctors and other Corps Health Personnel.

The clinics, which are also provided with drugs and other basic equipment, are detailed to render round-the-clock medical services on camp with standing arrangement to refer and ensure immediate movement of patients to more sophisticated health facilities when necessary. We want to inform the public that medical teams in our camps have always been guided by the procedures of practice and in the most professional ways possible.

However, in view of these unfortunate incidents in Bayelsa, Kano, and Zamfara states, Management has set up a high-powered committee to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the loss the Corps members.

Management appreciates the concern of stakeholders, and wishes to assure the general public, especially serving and prospective Corps members as well as parents and guardians that the Scheme will continue to take measures aimed at ensuring the security and general well being of youths enlisted to serve the nation on the platform of the Scheme.

Signed:

From: Abujamedia

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HOW TRUE? SSS ‘tortured’ man to death; paid family N15m to keep shut


After “torturing” a man to death, Nigeria’s SSS exploited the influence of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, to pay N15million as compensation to the victim’s family, PT has learnt.

At about 2.30 a.m. on April 4, SSS operatives on the trail of a suspect accused of cloning the phone number of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, stormed No 37, Aje Street, Pleasure, in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos in commando style.

Residents of the address said the operatives scaled the fence of the compound, screaming and threatening as they knocked down doors and shattered ceilings. They rough-handled residents, who thought they were armed robbers as they did not introduce themselves, dragged them from their beds, ordered them out of their apartments and forced them to sit on the ground of the compound.

About an hour later, when they were done harassing the residents, Saheed Eyitayo, 34, a friend to the suspect the operatives were looking for, laid in the dust motionless – beaten to a pulp by the operatives.




One resident, who described the entire experience as “nightmarish,” told Premium Times that Mr. Eyitayo was so battered that he couldn’t stand unaided – three operatives had to drag his him into one of the vans the armed men brought with them.

Unfortunately, that was the last time he would be seen alive in public.

The operatives were led to the residence by Adejoke Ogunbona, the wife of the wanted man, Rilwanu Jamiu. While on the run for the alleged crime, Mr. Jamiu, who is now facing trial alongside another suspect, had spent few days at Mr. Eyitayo’s apartment before moving on to another place in the Oke Aro area of Lagos, where he was eventually arrested.

It is not clear if Mr. Eyitayo knew his friend was a fugitive when he allowed him to stay at his apartment.

Mr. Jamiu’s wife had visited her husband while he was hiding at Mr. Eyitayo’s apartment. Though she later confessed that even though she knew her husband was no longer at Mr. Eyitayo’s apartment, she took the SSS operatives there.

Suspicious Death
Three days after the raid, the SSS invited Mr. Eyitayo’s landlord, Mathew Sobiye, to the Lagos office in Shangisha and told him, for the first time, that they had carried out the raid on his compound and that Mr. Eyitayo was dead.

They warned him not to disclose this to anyone, the Septuagenarian said.

The SSS claimed Mr. Eyitayo was resisting arrest on the night of the raid and tried to jump from the moving van as he was being conveyed to their office. They said he died from injuries sustained in the process.

But Mr. Eyitayo’s family would have none of that. They claimed that from account of fellow tenants at his Pleasure residence, he was already unconscious when he was handcuffed and carried into the waiting van.

They wondered how an unconscious man in chains could overpower several SSS operatives and jump to his death. They said if the SSS had nothing to hide, it shouldn’t have waited for 19 days before formally informing them of Mr. Eyitayo’s death.

Michael Lasisi, one of Eyitayo’s relatives, told Premium Times that the SSS waited that long because they were trying to perfect a fabricated story to hide the fact that they tortured Eyitayo to death.

“We had gone to the SSS office several times, and they told us ‘come back you cannot see him.’ Until finally on the 23rd (of April), 19 days after he was killed, they now told one of my brothers Oyetunji that he had died. Meanwhile they had told the landlord not to tell anybody that he had died.

“They did that so as the days elapsed they would be able to manufacture lies to cover up the official criminality. They could not tell us what he has done. They said his friend was part of those who cloned the governor’s number. They traced the friend to his house but they did not see him.

At a meeting between Mr. Eyitayo’s family and the SSS on May 3 at their Shangisha office, angered by an SSS attempt to implicate Mr. Eyitayo in the number cloning scam, Mr. Lasisi and other family members walked out on the officials of the secret service threatening to drag the agency to court.

“A SHOW OF SHAME”
Not wanting the story of the alleged extrajudicial killing by its operatives out in the open, the SSS approached Mr. Akiolu, the paramount traditional monarch in Lagos, to appeal to the family of the dead man, after its original attempt to use officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice failed to assuage Mr. Eyitayo’s family.

Some members of the family said they first suspected that something was fishy when those who had resisted the antics of the Lagos State officials were exempted from the delegation to meet with Mr. Akiolu.

“I think the SSS had told the Oba that some members of the family who gave them a hard time during the initial discussion shouldn’t be allowed to be part of the negotiation. The excuse they gave was that the Oba did not want a crowd in his palace,” a family member, who sought anonymity for security reasons, said.

Several family sources present described the negotiation at the monarch’s palace as a show of shame. They said the moment the SSS offered to pay N15 million, some of the most outspoken members of the delegation suddenly became quiet.

They said Mr. Akiolu doused the flickering flame of resistance from the family members when he appealed to them to accept what the SSS was offering in order to bring a closure to the matter and stop acting like they were there to sell the body of their dead kin.

“The family lawyer put up a spirited effort to make the DSS [as the SSS is also called] pay more compensation, but members of Saheed’s family would have none of that,” an attendee at the meeting said.

“In fact, one of them was stepping on his (lawyer’s) feet and telling him not to be too hard of the DSS and to accept whatever the DSS was offering so that the matter can be settled. The lawyer was almost in tears,” another family source said.

“At a point, they even threatened to fire the lawyer if he would not agree with the decision of the family.”

“One of them said that they should accept the offer of the DSS because the body of Saheed was suffering and they needed to bury him urgently to stop the suffering,” the source said.

Another source, however, added that Mr Akiolu insisted that N10 million be given entirely to the parents of the deceased. He also insisted that the SSS must pay the lawyer’s professional fees.

According to our sources, the five million that was remaining from the compensation paid was shared among members of the deceased’s family involved in the negotiation.

Meanwhile, even as they agreed to accept the compensation, none of the victim’s family members had seen his corpse as the SSS did not disclose where it kept the body.

The family did not also press the SSS to conduct an autopsy on the deceased as required by Lagos State laws for persons who died under suspicious circumstances like Mr. Eyitayo

“The DSS did not allow the family see the corpse of the dead victim before they forced the family to reach a negotiation. That was the plan. When they finished the negotiation, they called Saheed’s uncle to come and look at the body but he was only shown his legs,” one of our sources said.

CUT AND BRUISES ALL OVER
Family members who saw Mr. Eyitayo’s corpse after it was released for burial by the SSS said it dawned on them the reason the agency refused to let his family see the body before the negotiation was concluded and all documents signed.

“If you see the corpse, you would know that he was tortured and killed in a brutal manner. He had two deep cuts in the back of his head, apparently inflicted by a machete or other similar sharp objects. There were cuts and bruises all over his body,” the source said.

As part of the agreement reached with the deceased family, the SSS agreed to foot the bill for his funeral. Mr. Eyitayo’s body was carried to his hometown in Oyo for burial in the most disrespectful manner, the source said.

“If you see the way they carried his body home. They couldn’t even get a proper vehicle to deliver his body to his family.

“They got a rickety vehicle. On their way to Oyo State, the vehicle conveying his body was so old that its tyres bust twice before it got to the town. And they spent several hours on the road fixing the tyres.

“His body was not even put in a casket. He was taken home for burial in a body bag made of jute sack. The type used for keeping rice.

Babs Animashaun, the lawyer who represented the family, declined to discuss details of the negotiation when reached for comments. He however said the family has moved on after settlement.

“That is strictly confidential between the parties. I cannot share the details of the settlement with the public,” he said.

“The family agreed to settle with the SSS out of court. They can never be happy with what has happened but at least they were able to move on. That is what is important,” he added.

The SSS could not be reached for comments. The agency does not have a spokesperson, neither does it have an email address or phone number through which it can be contacted. Before the current administration, the SSS used to have a spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, but the current leadership of the agency led by Lawal Daura, has refused to appoint one or disclose how it should be officially contacted for enquiries.

When PT visited the palace of the Oba of Lagos to ask about his role in the saga, officials requested a formal letter. About two weeks after the letter was delivered, the monarch has not responded or agreed to a formal interview.

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Woman Arrested In Calabar For Pouring Boiling Water On Her 10-Year-old Houseboy In Attempt To Wake Him Up From Sleep


One Ms Uduak was arrested and charged to Calabar Magistrates Court on Monday, November 28th for allegedly pouring boiling water on the face of 10-year-old boy, Daniel Okon Nse in an attempt to wake him up from sleep.

It was gathered that on Thursday, November 24th, at about 5:30AM, the 29-year-old suspect poured boiling water on Nse, causing severe burns and injuries on the child’s face and arm. Mr. Emmanuel Agan who is a neighbour to the accused, noticed the grave injuries on the child on Friday 25th November, 2016 and immediately reported to Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, a front line child rights organization in Calabar.

The organization immediately reported the case to the police and they arrested the perpetrator. The young boy, who is from Uruan in Akwa Ibom State said his dad is late. Until last September, Nse was a pupil of PCN Primary School, Akim, Calabar but stopped going to school after he was asked to repeat primary 3. His mother, a crayfish seller had given him out to live as house boy to one Madam Ime. According to CrossRiverWatch: 


“The said Madam Ime is a food vendor (popularly known as “Mama Put”) at No. 7C, Etta Agbor Road, Calabar and on the fateful day of the incident, Daniel could not wake up on time to wash dishes when Ime’s eldest daughter (the accused) woke him up by pouring boiling water on his face.
Basic Rights Counsel Initiative had provided medical care to Nse and written to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Social Welfare seeking temporary accommodation for the child, and the Ministry has promptly responded by placing the child in a government facility where he is now being kept pending when his biological parents/relatives can be traced

The Magistrate was said to be infuriated with the manner at which Ms. Monday responded to questions as her bail application was been heard, therefore turned down the application, remanded her in Afokang prison until the next adjourned date, Sunday 9th December,  2016.

Source: CrossRiverWatch