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Sunday, June 25, 2017

TODAY'S IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES : Monday, 26 June 2017

The Headlines : Monday, 26 June 2017

Punch

FG loses N131.8bn as oil production drops again

2018: FG warns MDAs against inflating personnel budgets

Road: Ogun to give preference to indigenous contractors

Amosun gives two hectares of land to Ogun NSCDC

Osun begins dredging of waterways

Lagos hospital rejects MFM pastor injured by Badoo

Court jails 35 persons for environmental offences

Man arrested for raping, robbing trader

Pupils' abduction: Parents observe low-key Eid-el-fitr

Fire guts House on the Rock church in Abuja

Dalung boosts Bahamas 2017 athletes

Ghana sports chief hails NOC

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Vanguard

Aisha Buhari Sends Eid-el-Fitr Message To Nigerians

President's audio tape sparks controversy as PDP, Afenifere, others react

Allow Buhari to resign if he is not fit any longer, Idada, Owie tells APC

Delta Speaker urges unity among PDP members

Recall saga: Don't worry about INEC, wait for signatures verification, Gov Bello tells Melaye

Dino: Late Governorship aspirant Obadofin, other dead men signed my recall

Akeredolu, Deji of Akure felicitate with Muslims

Total E and P free medical service ends in A-Ibom

Flood Control: Akwa Ibom gets N32bn from World Bank

Why I dissolved Rivers Exco -Wike

Community disowns Enegide over commendation of LG boss

Edo communities give marching orders to oil firm

Tension in Enugu community over clash with herdsmen

Picture with Evans: I am too busy to reply Kate Henshaw, says Abba Kyari

DSS, SON intercept substandard vegetable oil in Ondo

DSS arrests Boko Haram commander, 20 others in Kano

Sexagenarian kidnapped in Ughelli

Cultists kill 31-year-old man in Bayelsa

19-year-old Esther Benyeogo wins N250m GCGT7 prize

Jose Mourinho's Father, Felix dies aged 79

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 The Nation

Osinbajo: no effort will be spared to keep Nigeria one

Governors preach peace, national integration, love

Falana: National Assembly wrong to alter budget

Sultan to govt: probe sources of herdsmen's weapons

Evans: I got gunshot scar after 2006 Lagos robbery

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Friday, June 23, 2017

TODAY'S IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES : Friday, 23 June 2017.

The Headlines : Friday, 23 June 2017

Punch

After two years, Osinbajo inaugurates privatisation council

FG to consider special intervention funds for NAPTIP in 2018 budget

FG electrifies 37 varsities, seven hospitals with off-grid power

Nigerian yam for export to UK, US next week

A'Ibom govt spends N3.3bn on fertilizer

Osun cocoa industry now processes 20,000 tonnes daily

Expert explains why cassava farmers are poor

Homeowners' scheme: Amosun wants corrupt officials exposed

Fake doctor sucks patients' private parts

Father of six caught having sex with goat in Katsina

Moji Olaiya burial film: IFC, Bayowa tackle each other

Kidnap threat: Parents storm Kankon school

Policewoman prevents debt payment over PUNCH's report

Court remands Lagos pastor for beheading seven-year-old

Warring youths kill eight, threaten to abduct priest, pupils

Joshua can rule heavyweight for years ' Chisora

Kung fu: Federal Government invites Chinese company, victim

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Vanguard

Ramadan: Saying goodbye with Zakaatul-Fitr

Muslim group charges govt on alleged Islamisation agenda

Ekiti mosque invasion by masquerades: NSCIA, MUSWEN, others to wade in 'Sheikh Ahmad

2019: INEC to display preliminary voters register next week

.. stand up and fight those promoting division, hate; NLC tells Nigerians

CCT trial: Saraki yet to receive FG's appeal notice

Court did not bar me from seeking adjournment 'Metuh

2019: No referendum no elections in southeast 'Nnamdi Kanu

34 Nigerians deported from Europe arrive Lagos

Dead, retired civil servants on Benue's payroll 'Govt

Alleged sheep gives birth to a human lamb

Nail-in-the-head boy: Suspect yet to be prosecuted

I Will Kill Uncountable Souls if Evans is Killed' ' Uncoming Artiste T Shine Threatens Govt

Beninoise bizwoman docked for faking Nigerian passport

Obaseki orders security agencies to fish out woman's killers

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The Nation

INEC to begin Melaye's recall process July 3

APC governors back true federalism, restructuring

Falana: man giving Igbo quit notice lives in Lagos

Lawmakers cut N21b off Lagos-Ibadan road vote

Ondo, Osun motorists groan over collapsed Mokwa Bridge

Burn victim needs N2m for surgery

Firm introduces early cancer detection machine

Offa poly promotes 317 workers

Abducted Lagos councillorship candidate's daughter regains freedom

American 'dupes' Nigerians of $565,000

Pupils' abduction threat: Police dare kidnappers

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

TODAY'S IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES : Thursday, 22 June 2017

The Headlines : Thursday, 22 June 2017

Punch

Stop pasting 2019 posters for me 'Niger gov

Don advocates e-voting for pre-2019 elections

Makarfi's PDP lists nation's woes, hails Osinbajo

We can't supply power to Magboro, others now 'IBEDC

Edo, others'll get electricity availability schedule 'BEDC

NNPC sustains losses, records N39.3bn deficit in four months

Agricultural finance fund closes at $65.9m, says FG

Indonesian firm to build refinery in Nigeria

Wike opposes NLNG Act amendment

Nigerian seaports can operate for 24 hours 'Stakeholders

Ibadan flooding: Residents count losses

Suspected cult members set house ablaze, kill three

50-year-old nabbed for defiling 15-month-old baby

Lagos policeman allegedly caught extorting money with POS

Kidnappers write to another Lagos school, vow to abduct pupils

Truck avoiding govt official kills tricycle rider in Imo

Ronaldo continues scoring streak for Portugal

Tributes flood in after Kelechi Emeteole dies in India

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Vanguard

FG, Germany sign 10m Euros polio aid agreement

Comments on Anti-graft war: AGF blasts Sagay, others

Jonathan's cousin's trial: I've never met defendants 'Witness

Southern youths demand referendum

Lagos APC councillorship candidate's daughter kidnapped

Sexual activity of youths in Lagos communities worrisome 'AHI

Herdsmen kill one in Delta community

Phantom company uses dead man's property to obtain N145m loan

Gov Ortom sacks Exams Board boss, others

Return to site or refund mobilization fees, NDDC orders contractors

Army worms destroy crops worth over N1bn in A-Ibom

Bayelsa newspaper publishers allege death of detained colleague

Woman, 26, docked for 'abducting' teenage lover

Taraba Chief Judge survives robbery attack

Ekpoma boils over aclleged killing of woman by herdsmen

Mikel boost for Rohr

NFF confirms Uyo as Eagles home

Imo mourns Kelechi Emeteole

S/African sprinters threaten Fasuba's 100m record

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The Nation

Quit order: U.K. hails Osinbajo

FEC okays ministerial retreat to end education crises

Why govt appealed Saraki's acquittal

Governors tell agitators: Nigeria must remain one

West African Police' cooperation led to Evans' arrest, says IGP

NLC accuses multinationals, rich Nigerians of tax evasion

Otodo Gbame residents' eviction unlawful, says court

Over 300 houses affected in Ibadan flood, says NEMA

Police parade dad, son, six others over killing of APC chief

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

TODAY'S IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES : Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Headlines : Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Punch

ECOWAS, reject Morocco's membership

High interest rates: Senate panel plans talks with FG

Nigeria loses N140bn weekly to Apapa gridlock ' Dangote

FG constitutes panel for $3tn infrastructure masterplan

Banker accuses father-in-law of abducting, renaming son

Houses, churches, vehicles submerged by Ibadan flooding

Igbonla: Parents keep children at home to protest pupils' abduction

Robbers kill policeman, siblings on way to bury uncle

OAU student's death, God's wish 'Hotel GM

Firefighters attacked for late arrival at fire scene

Mobb Deep member, Prodigy, dies at 42

Confed Cup: FIFA warns Mexico over chants

I'm more Nigerian than Joshua 'Fury

United won't face FIFA action over Pogba

Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Polls: Dalung urges aggrieved candidates to appeal

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Vanguard

$115m Diezani cash: Ex-FCT minister turns self in, as EFCC frees surety

Fayose floors EFCC again as court says anti-graft agency can't freeze his bank accounts

Quit notice: No going anywhere, Ndigbo vow

Kaduna Port ready for full operation' Amaechi

2019: 15 parties form mega coalition to dislodge APC, PDP, APGA

Obanikoro denies joining APC

Recall 95 sacked workers, HoS orders Police Service Commission

Ikoyi, Banana Island, Festac, Trade fair belong to Lagos 'Okunnu

Declare Anambra oil producing state, OMPALAN tells FG

Royal fathers, elders outlaw female genital mutilation in Ebonyi

UNICEF to partner NUC on child rights in journalism schools' curriculum

Search for another den: Evans takes detectives on wild goose chase

Paddy-paddy government and their wuruwuru to the answer

Dammy Krane Found With 7 Fake Credit Cards

18 year old on Trial for Illegal Possession of Firearms

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The Nation

Osinbajo: ethnic confrontation is not a game

EFCC grills ex-Army chief Minimah over arms deals

Looters' behind separatist agitations, says Magu

Floods submerge houses, roads in Ibadan

Nigeria loses N140b weekly to Apapa gridlock, says Dangote

Ondo APC crisis: Elders call for reconciliation

Osun senatorial by-election: Youths back Hussein

Kano approves N578m for payment of teachers

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Good Morning.

TODAY'S IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES : Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Headlines : Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Punch

Budget: Osinbajo shouldn't have trusted N'Assembly, says Jibrin

Budget Padding: Dogara, Lasun deny receiving EFCC's invitation

Newspaper publishers still bitter over Dasuki loot 'EFCC

EFCC arrests PSC director for alleged N600m cooperative fraud

EFCC accuses ex-naval captain of N90m fraud

Court dismisses Metuh's application for stay of proceedings

SERAP drags FG, Queen's College to UN over pupils' deaths

Ohanaeze reacts as Arewa youths ask Osinbajo to facilitate Igbo exit

Buhari's utterances emboldened anti-Igbo campaigners, says Fayose

Amaechi angry because they call me Mr. Project 'Wike

Anambra doesn't need airport 'Chidoka

Alleged N9.69bn fraud: Court remands Suswam, aide in prison

Ondo APC chief dies in kidnappers' den

Lagos, Ogun pupils, teachers' alleged kidnappers face trial today

Benue Christians, Muslims back Ortom's anti-open grazing law

Again, herdsmen invade Falae's farm, attack policemen

How female suicide bombers attacked Borno, killed 17

One dies, four injured as traders clash in FCT

Inside Senegal's Premier League incubator

Promoter casts doubt over Klitschko-Joshua rematch

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Vanguard

A'Ibom monarchs to police: Stop collecting money from citizens to fuel patrol cars

Ekiti 2018: 6 PDP aspirants suspend ambition, back Fayose

5 gov aspirants tackle Obiano for allegedly playing politics in church

C-River plans largest woodland in Africa

30 youths invaded my palace, abducted me, wife, burnt vehicles 'Delta monarch

Ex-militants give bank 15-day ultimatum over frozen N12bn

$229,000 scam: Despite Presidency's order, ministry frustrates whistleblower's recall

NUJ VS CUSTOMS: Doctor recounts tests conducted on battered journalist

Man killed after threesome turns fatal

14-yr-old rape victim slashes off attacker's manhood in Katsina

Robbers kill colleague in gun battle with Police

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The Nation

FG raises $300m from Diaspora Bond

Paris refund: Firm returns governor's N500m to EFCC

SON seizes N8b fake cables in Lagos

Oyo govt to install CCTV cameras in Ibadan

Auchi poly to sanction lecturers trading marks for money, sex

Governor charges varsity to undertake value-added research in Agriculture

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Monday, June 19, 2017

TODAY'S IMPORTANT NEWS HEADLINES : Monday, 19 June 2017

The Headlines : Monday, 19 June 2017

Punch

Nigeria records first trade deficit with UK in seven years

Bribery, irregularities mar Ogun Homeowners' Charter

Lagos, firm to deliver 618 housing unit

Fashola tasks quantity surveyors' board on cost data bank

Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line ready in December 'Fayemi

NRC suspends Lagos-Kano train service for two weeks

Evans leads police to two detention camps in Lagos

Kidnapped Kaduna students, lecturer regain freedom

Okwaraji family asks FG to fulfil promise

Zidane begs Ronaldo

Ahmadu-Kida vows to revive b'ball, rejects factional NBBF

Five women sell three year-old boy for N600,000

Court remands couple, others for alleged N55.8m fraud

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Vanguard

2017 Budget: NASS draws battle line with Osinbajo

Agitation for Biafra 's a violation of Nigeria's constitution 'Osinbajo

It's our duty to build up a generation of of righteous men and women "Osinbajo

Quit notices: DSS moves to expose, prosecute sponsors

NDLEA Hands over Expired Drugs to NAFDAC

Ekiti begins Mission Schools hand over to original owners

A-Ibom govt to build computer labs in 10 schools

Release El-Zakzaky, wife to us, we'll be their neighbours, group urge FG

Photos: Houses where Evans, the kidnapper keeps his victims

Edo human trafficker nabbed, 3 victims rescued

How we place orders online, rob delivery men 'Suspect

Man drives 3-inch nail into nephew's skull over N500

Landlord, 2 others set ablaze in Calabar over phone snatching

Rohr: Amuneke kicks against NFF interference

Hayatou ouster: Infantino faces investigation

www.vanguardngr.com

The Nation

Expel looters, Ag. President to churches

Dasuki blew $1.2b in one day, says govt

House rejects EFCC's invitations to members

Senate seeks suspension of new health centres

Nigeria's democracy a work in progress, says Tinubu

Nigerians 'll resist military takeover, says Bakare

Nigeria stronger together, says Guild of Editors

One million pupils to enjoy FG's schools' feeding in Katsina State 'Official

Evans: I gave my dad N3m, SUV

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Photos: FIRE GUTS LT. GEN. OLADIPO DIYA'S HOUSE


A section of the Lagos residence of a former Chief of General Staff, General  Oladipo Diya, (retd), was gutted by fire on Saturday.

The house is located on 31, Adekunle Fajuyi Way, Ikeja GRA.

Lagos Stats Fire Service was on ground to put out the fire. 

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

MURDERED HOPE OF HAPLESS NIGERIANS By Wale Adegoroye

Pearl Magazine Blog Guest Writer Wale Adegoroye writes on corruption and governance in Nigeria in thus article titled MURDERED HOPE OF HAPLESS NIGERIANS. Read, enjoy and learn.

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Corruption in Nigeria is a scourge which has assumed a life of its own. As such, many Nigerians had lost hope that the nation could ever wriggle free from the deadly grip of corruption. However, the long suffering masses suddenly became imbued with renewed hopes of delivery from institutionalized graft when Muhammadu Buhari won the APC presidential primaries. Passionate interests of Nigerians in the process and intrigues leading to the primaries at Teslim Balogun stadium reflected their utmost faith in the ability of General Buhari to give corruption a technical knockout. Hope of many hapless citizens were so high that they stayed glued to their television sets all night monitoring the imminent victory of their perceived deliverer from the stranglehold of corruption.

The hopeful masses had eagerly awaited the election date of March 28th, 2015. They had gleefully trooped out in their millions and in high hopes before they eventually casted 15,424,92 valid votes for General Buhari. Reassuring words were dished out by the President during his inauguration at the Eagle Square. He promised to fight corruption vehemently because the scourge was sure to kill the country if not killed. President Buhari coined and gave another reinforced message of hope that he was for nobody and was for everybody. In all, Nigerians went home with an assured hope as given by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29th, 2015.

Hope can make a good breakfast, but will definitely turn out a bad dinner the moment expectations are far from being met. Lack of political savvy on the part of President Buhari probably made him played into the hands of Dr Bukola Saraki in the run up to the election of senate leadership. Buhari made a major political miscalculation by declaring that he was prepared to work with anyone as the senate president. His earlier declaration of being for nobody and for everybody had further encouraged Dr Saraki to maneuver his ways to clinch the senate presidency against the run of play. President Buhari soon realized that it would be difficult for him to achieve success in his avowed war against corruption with Saraki as the senate president. Saraki was soon hurriedly arraigned before the Code of Code Tribunal to pave way for for Senator Ahmed Lawan, the preferred candidate of the APC national leadership.

Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months and months turned into years in the Code of Code Tribunal's trial of Dr. Saraki. Rotimi Jacobs, the prosecuting counsel of the EFCC gave hope to Nigerians that a barrage of overwhelming evidence had been gathered against Saraki to achieve a water tight case and successful prosecution. Sadly, the Code of Conduct Tribunal  led by Mr Danlandi Umar in its wisdom discharged and acquitted Dr Saraki of all the 18 charges preferred against him on Wednesday June 14, 2017.

Acquittal of Dr. Bukola Saraki has since been greeted with outrage across the length and breath of the country. Hope of many Nigerians that the monster of corruption could be curtailed if not killed by President Buhari got dashed with the discharge of Saraki. Hitherto hapless but overly optimistic citizens were supremely confident that a dogged war against corruption would be a major achievement of Buhari's government. In of the fact that the nation's economy has been battling with recession, job loses, unfavorable foreign exchange rates and hyper inflation; yet the masses kept hope alive that Buhari would win the war against corruption for them as a compensating achievement.

Needless to say that the verdict in favour of Saraki has  dealt a deathblow on the anti corruption war in the minds of many Nigerians . The verdict of no-case has largely eroded the confidence of many Nigerians in the resolve of President Buhari to uproot corruption from moral fibres of the nation. Acquittal day of Bukola Saraki of all charges preferred against him was indeed a black day for the anti-corruption stance of President Buhari. No Nigerian is interested in the technicalities of why Saraki was left off the hook; they were simply expectant of the course of justice being served in the case.

There is no doubt that the Nigeria judiciary has become a stinking haven of corruption where judges have turned themselves to vendors of favourable judgements to highest bidders. This much was attested to by Okoi Obono-Obla, the 
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution. According to Obla,
“It is unfortunate that the NJC is not interested in the cleaning up of the judiciary and we ought to clean up the judiciary and it is important we clean it up". Obla had expressed shock at the ruling of the Tribunal because the amount of evidence against Saraki was overwhelming. He further stated that a crime was a crime no matter who had committed it.

It must be pointed out that the prosecuting team of the federal government gave room for corrupt  exploitation in the trial of Dr. Bukola Saraki. The team was not diligent enough in putting together a water tight case. A corrupt judge will ordinarily look for a hole to explore in any case. The last prosecuting witness that came before the Tribunal did not helped the cause of the prosecution at all. The witness openly declared that Saraki was never invited before the CCB and that there was nothing in the assets declaration form that he did not declare. This alone was enough to have killed any good case.

Bottom line of the series of poor prosecution outings of the anti-graft agencies is their failure to assemble a team of "Ogbologbo" lawyers. A question begging for answer is when will the government wake up from its slumber to heed the advice of former President Olusegun Obasanjo? The "Ebora Owu" had advised that a crack team of "Ogbologbo" lawyers must be assembled by the federal government if success is to be made of the anti-graft war. So many high profile cases of politically exposed persons in the country had been lost, yet the regular reactions of the anti-graft bodies is to blame the lost cases on judicial corruption. Nigerian judiciary was probably more corrupt during the time of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as the pioneer Chairman of EFCC, yet he managed to secure many convictions in high profile cases.

Prosecuting teams of the anti-graft agencies must strive to reinvent themselves and make meticulous effort to gather enough evidence before taking anyone to court for trial. It is a general belief that anyone taken to court by the FBI in the United States is already jail bound, unless such an offender immediately takes the option of plea bargain. It is so saddening that security and anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria would first make arrest and arraign offenders in court before they begin their search for evidence. Cases can never be won in this manner! Mockery of prosecuting strength of the anti-graft bodies were made in the words of the counsel to Dr. Bukola Saraki, "This is the first time that CCB will take anyone to court without first asking him to come and write a statement. This is the first time that EFCC will prosecute a case at CCT. So many things in that trial are abnormal. People who have been following that case already know that it has collapsed. So, I have no fear about it and we will not put it on the table. Certainly, we were not pleased by it, to see the head of one arm of government sent to a trial that is more political than anything else".

Line of thoughts of many Nigerians was that the acquittal manifested political expediency for the 2019 presidential election. After all, two years is down in the life of Buhari's administration and it cannot afford to bicker with the legislature for another year before going into the presidential contest in the last one year. It is a fact that a house that is divided against itself will not stand. Many Nigerians and social right activists have described the acquittal of Saraki as a gruesome murder of their hope to free Nigeria from debilitating corrupt practices. It is no gainsaying that the hope of many Nigerians that still have shreds of faith in the system had been painfully and brazenly dashed.

Condemnable rhetorical reaction of the presidency to the Code of Conduct Tribunal verdict will not in any way reverse the negative public perception by the populace. This is undoubtedly one lost trial too many. Confidence of the people in the war against corruption had been lost; just the same way their morale is at its lowest ebb. One continue to wonder what the government at the center will flaunt as its major achievements by the time 2019 election come calling.

The poor masses of this country have suffered major heartbreaks of failure to to deal ruthlessly with corruption which has kept them depressingly impoverished. They were trying to term with the reality of this murdered hope when news frittered in that the court of Appeal had upturned the conviction of Godsdey Orubebe by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. An overkill of their hopes came again when the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State, announced the expulsion of Abdulmumuni Jibrin, the suspended member of the House of Representatives.
Jibrin was the whistle blower who accused the leadership of the House of massive budget fraud. Jibrin's offence according to the party was his involvement  in anti-party activities. Nigerians were shocked to their marrows that whistle blowing on corruption has suddenly become a major offence in an administration that vowed to uproot corruption. 

It will only be an understatement to say that the faith reposed in the government of Buhari on anti-corruption war has evaporated. Inaction on the part of the government has also reached a frustrating height. Judges that were arrested on the ground of corrupt enrichment were not taken to court nine months after. Justice Adeniyi Ademola was taken to court but poorly prosecuted. Whether the justices protected one of their own or not, fact remains that diligent prosecution of Adeniyi Ademola was lacking.

In fairness to Buhari, the retired army General had made efforts to confront corruption head on at the early stage of his administration, but corruption is seriously fighting back. Resolve of Buhari has further become weakened by the crop of corrupt people he surrounds himself with and his failing health.

Hope has indeed been murdered, crushed and burnt; still the fight is not totally lost. Redemptive efforts could still still be mustered. Buhari  needs to set up a special court for corruption cases and stamp out technicalities from the prosecution. Corruption cases must be given a limited time frame to discourage endless prosecution. Ingenious effort must be made by the Executive to cleanse and purge the judiciary of corrupt elements. It is never too late for President Muhammadu Buhari to turn a fierce heat on corruption so as to regain already lost confidence of the masses.

Wale Adegoroye is a social critic. 
waleadegoroye@gmail.com

Shocking!!! NIGERIANS LAUNCH #FREEEVANS CAMPAIGN ON TWITTER, LIKEN THE KIDNAPPER TO NIGERIAN POLITICIANS


While notorious kidnap kingpin Chukwudidumeme Onuamadike aka Evans is revealing new bombshell some Nigerians on twitter are campaigning for him to be freed.

Some are relating the notorious kidnapper with Nigeria politicians. Check out tweets...




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NIGERIANS SLAM GBENGA ADEWUSI FOR PROMOTING A DVD TITLED 'MOJI OLAIYA CANADA TO GRAVE'



Popular Yoruba movie/ music marketer, Gbenga Adewusi, has come under fire  for promoting a new DVD titled “Moji Olaiya Canada to Grave” on Instagram.

Gbenga Adewusi, CEO of Bayowa Films Production, was condemned and slammed by his over 20,000 Instagram followers after he posted the picture of the DVD cover on his Instagram handle with the caption: “Moji Olaiya Canada To Grave! Movie Clips with Tears of Sorrow. Femi Adebayo, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Muyiwa Ademola and others in Pains.”

The post sparked a heated debate on Instagram as many find it disrespectful to the dead. The online debate prompted Adewusi who is popularly called Bayowa to make his Instagram page private.

Defending his action, he said the movie was not for sale but only meant for his company’s website. Many doubted his excuse because it contradicted the promotional caption on the post.




  • This has led to talks that he is only trying to make money from the late actress’ untimely death. Moji passed away on May 17 after suffering a cardiac arrest in Canada. She had only been delivered of a baby girl two months earlier. She was buried on June 7. 

  • Source : Premium Times

NOTORIOUS BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVAN'S WIFE, UCHENNA BEGS NIGERIANS FOR MERCY


Evans wife, Uchenna Precious Onwuamadike, 31, has revealed that she got married to him at the age of 17 in 2004. Their marriage is blessed with 5 children, and their first born is 12 years old.

In a chat with Vanguard Crime Editor, Uchenna, said:

 "I'm not aware that he was into crime. All I know about his business is that he was into haulage, buying engine and spare parts for trucks and imports exhaust pipes. That was what he told me. .

I pressured him to find something for me to do and he promised to do that. Several times, I asked him to take me to his office but he said they move from place to place to offload goods in haulage business and share profits. 

I was always indoors because he warned me to beware of Lagos women that they are wayward. When I heard all the allegations against him after his arrest, I was confused until I opened websites.

I collapsed and later called my kids to inform them what I just read about their father. Since then, I have not eaten, I am still in shock. Our children could not believe what they were reading about their father. 


Friday, June 16, 2017

Domestic Violence : BEATEN FOR 6 HOURS, WOMAN WITH BROKEN BACKBONES TELLS HER STORY, MAN ON THE RUN

The tragic story of Christine R. M. Dennis-Freeman has brought the issue of domestic abuse out of the dark unspoken place it thrives and into the open.

It's horrendous that it takes the death of women, or an attempt to kill women, to get a serious debate  on the issue of domestic abuse. Discussing domestic violence in our society is a real taboo and most men in Africa don't even find the topic worth their time, as compared to discussing sports, politics and corruption.

But the sad reality is that women die everyday in the hands of men who should love and protect them.

Defying the odds, Mrs. Dennis-Freeman refuses to keep her mouth shut and go with the flow of silence in Liberian society.  She courageously sat in a wheel chair up to 1:30am, sharing her story with C Liberia Clearly.  In her own words, she walked us through the day that led to her horrific story.

The Christine R. M. Dennis-Freeman story

I left America on April 4th, 2017, the incident happened May 13, 2017.  Mr. Darus Freeman and I have been married for three months, but have been together, on and off, for 8yrs.

My husband got burned in Togo while baking.  I quickly boarded the plane and flew to Togo, to be by his side as he recovered.  The burn was not severe but I needed to be there for him.  After three days in Togo, we flew to Liberia because he had some business to take care of. Early one Friday morning, I saw him beating his 32yrs old sister.  I advised him to cut it out, that his action was wrong and he told me to stay out of it.  He walked out of the house and didn't returned until the next day.

When he came back, I was in the kitchen cooking.  He told me not to cook, that he didn't want me doing anything.  Then, he asked me if he could look in my phone. I said no, but he started screaming, drawing attention to us.  I got embarrassed and gave him the phone.  He went in the bedroom, looking in my phone.  He called me in the room and asked "do you love me?" I said yes.  He asked, "why did you married me?" I told him because I loved him.  He asked, "are you cheating on me?" I said no.  He said, "you are lying, I have evidence.  Look at all these messages from your friends, asking you to have their sympathy because of your ex mother-in-law death."  I told him that I've been knowing my kids father for over 20yrs, people were extending their sympathy to me because of the kids, not because I am cheating on him with my kids father.  My husband told me that he was told,  that whenever I went to  Monrovia, the father of my kids and I do meet.

That's when he got a belt and started beating me.  I thought he was joking. He hit me with the belt so hard, that I fought back and took the first belt from him.  He got the second belt.  About an hour into beating me, he had used about six belts. When he got exhausted with the belts, he pulled my hair and kicked me in the stomach, I peed on myself.  He body-slammed me to the floor twice, on my back and told me, "I will kill you and no one will find your body."  That's when I knew I was in real danger. He choked me until I passed out. I found myself in a beautiful place. When I woke from the dream, he was still beating me.  I asked him where I was, he said  to me, "you pretending not to know where you are." That's when he called the house boy to bring a 2X2 stick.  He didn't like the first one the house boy brought, so he yelled at the boy to bring a bigger one.  He said, "I am so angry with you, I want to take your eyes out." He beat me with that 2X2, until I was bleeding everywhere.   At that moment, I stopped crying and I just started grunting. I gave up and surrender. I said my prayers to God, knowing I was going to died.  He told me if he had a gun, he would have used it to kill me. So, he cut my wrist.

No one came to my rescue. After six hours of beating, he locked me into the closet.  He came back later with a needle.  I thought he was going to gouge my eyes out with it, but he poked my fingers with it and squeezed out my blood into a glass and mixed it with with water.  He told me to drink the bloody mixture and swear to him by my kids while drinking my own blood, to prove that I am not cheating on him. He kept a small amount of the mixture and told me that he would take it to Togo, to a man who was going to used it to kill my kids, if I am cheating on him.

  The next day, he refused to send me to the hospital.  I convinced him to allow me to fly to the United States for treatment, promising him to return after the treatment.  I told him that if asked, I was going to tell folks that I had a motorcycle accident.  He bought the story and allowed me to leave under tight security, taking away all means of communication until I got into the terminal.  I had to be transported in a wheel chair.  The airline wanted to leave me in Brussels for treatment, but I refused. I just wanted to get back to my kids and family, where I felt loved and secured.   When I landed into the United States, I was rushed from the airport to the emergency room.  I am now in a wheel chair, diagnosed with slipped disc in the neck, broken backbones, and many more.

He have tried to communicate with me through Whats app, asking for my forgiveness, but refusing to let me know his where about.

PMB

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