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LAGOS COUNCIL POLL: ODUMOSU APPLAUDS OFFICERS FOR PROFESSIONALISM

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LAGOS COUNCIL POLL: ODUMOSU APPLAUDS OFFICERS FOR PROFESSIONALISM

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has applauded officers and men of the Lagos State Police Command for their efforts and strategies being put in place towards having peaceful and credible conduct of Local Government Councils and Local Council Development Authorities elections in the state.

According to CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the Command’s spokesman, Odumosu made the commendation remarks during the Commissioner’s lecture with Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Departments and Tactical Commanders, held at POWA Hall, Oduduwa Ikeja-Lagos where the conduct of the election was appraised.

The Police boss was particular about the proactive measures put in place by the command and strategic deployment of both human and material resources of the command that have contributed to the huge success recorded during and after the elections on Saturday 24th July, 2021.

While directing the Command’s Special Investigation Team on Electoral Offences to speed up its investigations into some of the cases reported, CP Hakeem Odumosu ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba-Lagos, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, to prosecute those who were arrested and found culpable for electoral offences during the 24th July, 2021, Local Government Councils elections in Lagos State.

The Commissioner of Police also appreciated the calmness, maturity and act of patriotism displayed by the residents of Lagos State, especially the electoral officials, electorates and political actors, during the conduct of the elections on Saturday. He noted that the command will always discharge its duties in accordance with the extant laws and modern policing agenda of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, NPM, fdc.

In addition, the police boss ordered officers and men and tactical Commanders within the command not to relent on their oars in making sure that Lagos State is adequately policed.

Sunday Igboho’s Extradition Hearing Holds Today

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Sunday Igboho
Sunday Igboho

Sunday Igboho’s Extradition Hearing Holds Today

 

NaijaNews Nigeria July 26, 2021

 

Sunday Igboho’s Extradition Hearing Holds Today

 

NaijaNews Nigeria reports That the extradition hearing involving #YorubaNation activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, and the Nigerian State is scheduled for today at The Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic.

On Monday, July 19, Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were detained at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou while attempting to fly from the country to Germany.

Ropo was released unconditionally on Thursday after the Court determined that no charges had been filed against her.

The Department of State Services (DSS) raided the activist’s home in Ibadan, Oyo State, on July 1.

Igboho had planned a ”Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos two days before the raid.

The DSS raided the residence, killing two people and arresting 12 aides but Igboho escaped.

The agency alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him wanted.

BREAKING: IPOB Restricts Movement into Onitsha, Nnewi markets, Shops Closed

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BREAKING: IPOB Restricts Movement into Onitsha, Nnewi, markets, Shops Closed

 

NaijaNews Nigeria July 26, 2021

 

BREAKING: IPOB Restricts Movement into Onitsha, Nnewi, markets, shops closed

 

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reportedly blocked the entrance and exit into and out of the commercial city of Onitsha and the industrial town of Nnewi.

It was gathered that they want residents and visitors to stay at home in honour of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is being arraigned today.

Report from Onitsha, it has been said that youths suspected to be members of IPOB made bonfires in most streets in Onitsha, while also forcing vehicles entering the city to return.

Nnamdi Kanu is expected to be in court today (Monday) morning for commencement of trial on his case after he left the country in 2017.

Kanu had been arrested in Kenya in June through the aid of Interpol and extradited to Nigeria to face trial.

Video circulating on social media showed that shops, markets and offices were locked in Onitsha, while streets are deserted.

In Nnewi, DAILY POST gathered that youths suspected of being IPOB members were smashing cars belonging to motorists who attempted to enter the city.

A source who trades in Onitsha Main Market, Mr Lizinus Eze said, “We heard it yesterday as a rumour that there will not be market today, but this morning we found out that people were making bonfires everywhere in the city.

“Nobody has spoken to us about what is happening, but we learnt that it is IPOB that is trying to force people to stay at home in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu who is appearing in court today.”

In Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, a DAILY POST reporter who moved round found that commercial activities were going on without hitches.

Police Public Relations Officer for Anambra State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga was not available for the reaction when filing this report.

Igboho Seeks Asylum in the Benin Republic, Files Lawsuit Against DSS And Malami

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Sunday Igboho
Sunday Igboho

Igboho Seeks Asylum in the Benin Republic, Files Lawsuit Against DSS And Malami

 

NaijaNews Nigeria July 24. 2021

 

Igboho Seeks Asylum in the Benin Republic, Files Lawsuit Against DSS And Malami

 

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, is seeking asylum in the Republic of Benin, despite being wanted by the Department of State Services in Nigeria, having an international arrest warrant hanging around his neck, and facing immigration-related charges in Cotonou.

According to reports, the 48-year-old activist chose this option after being arrested by the International Criminal Police Organization on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.

Igboho was arrested at the airport with his Germany-based wife, Ropo, around 8 p.m. on Monday while attempting to board a flight to Germany.

Although the Cour De’appal De Cotonou ruled on Thursday that Ropo should be released unconditionally because no charges were filed against her, Igboho is spending his first weekend in a police cell in Cotonou.

He is being tried for immigration violations after allegedly being caught with a forged Beninese passport at the point of his departure to Germany on an Air France flight.

“He (Igboho) had already arrived at the airport with a passport. Because the immigration officers suspected his passport was forged, they detained him. For the trip to Germany, an Igboho passport was allegedly forged in the Benin Republic. They discovered he was the one at the airport.” a source familiar with the matter told Saturday PUNCH.

However, the source, who craved anonymity, said although an application had been filed for Igboho as a political refugee in Germany, processes had also been completed to file another application for asylum for him in the Benin Republic.

“Igboho has already applied for asylum in Germany and he hopes to file a similar application in the Benin Republic in the coming days,” the source said.

The source also said that there was the possibility that the Beninese Government would drop the migration-related offences brought against Igboho over alleged forgery of passport.

The leader of Igboho’s legal team, Yomi Alliyu (SAN), had also in a statement noted that his client could not be extradited because the 1984 Extradition Treaty between Nigeria, Benin and two other countries excluded political refugees like Igboho.

Meanwhile, upon their arrest, Igboho and his wife were detained in police custody in Cotonou but the Cour De’appal De Cotonou ruled on Thursday that Ropo should be released unconditionally as there were no charges against her.

The court session lasted for about six hours with intermittent breaks.

The court, however, ruled that Igboho be remanded in police custody till the next date of adjournment which is likely to be next week.

Igboho spends a weekend in Beninese cell, court resumes sitting next week
Although the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, adjourned the hearing of the case against Igboho, till Friday (yesterday), the hearing didn’t hold. The implication of this is that Igboho would spend the weekend in the Beninese cell.

Saturday PUNCH gathered that the hearing would hold next week while the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, said it would hold on Monday. The group, led by ex-Senator Banji Akintoye, was in court to monitor Thursday’s hearing.

The group disclosed this in a statement signed by its Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye, and titled, ‘Update on Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho’s Case in the Republic of Beni.

Staff At Chi Ltd Holds The Outgoing MD Roy Deepanjan Hostage Due To Alleged Mis-Managed N19.6billion Fraud

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Staff At Chi Ltd Holds The Outgoing MD Roy Deepanjan Hostage Due To Alleged Mis-Managed N19.6billion Fraud

NaijaNews Nigeria July 23, 2021

Staff At Chi Ltd Holds The Outgoing MD Roy Deepanjan Hostage Due To Alleged Mis-Managed N19.6billion Fraud

NaijaNews Nigeria reports that at Chi Limited a manufacturer of fast-moving consumer goods such as Chivita Fruit Juice, the outgoing Managing Director, Roy Deepanjan, has been accused of mismanaging allowances intended for employee welfare.

Members of the staff were observed blocking Roy on his way to his office in the factory and ordering him to speak to the staff at the ground-floor congress. On Thursday, July 15, the video was shot.

Roy was cautious at first, pointing personnel to a specific ‘Amaka,’ a Human Resource representative, but the workforce was adamant in their demands. They stayed firm, stating that they would not go until he granted their request. Roy eventually succumbed.

“We want our MD to give us our productivity bonus before he goes,” a member of staff was heard saying in the video. “The payment of our HMO has been denied us from what we are supposed to be receiving. All these money, we want them now, before you leave.”

In an announcement by Coca-Cola Africa OU President, Bruno Pietracci, to staff of Chi Limited, Roy was thanked “for his leadership and commitment from the moment he first joined Chi in 2009”.

“During his nine years as MD, Roy built a successful team, managed the transition into the Coca-Cola system while winning in the market. Under his leadership, the system grew more resilient and the culture of ownership and can-do-attitude prevailed,” read a part of the statement.

“Roy, who spent a significant period of time at Chi and more recently as part of the Coca-Cola system, is planning to venture into the world of start-ups, which is best suited to his passion and skillset.”

Despite the President of Coca-Cola Africa’s statements, eyewitness told NaijaNews Nigeria that the firm chose to let Roy leave due to recent discoveries concerning his participation in how around N19.6 billion meant for employee welfare was squandered.

Roy’s time at Chi will end in July, and Eelco Weber will take over. In the meantime, Sanjeev Kumar has been named to oversee the company’s operations.

Attempts to contact Chi Limited management were unsuccessful, as the company’s official lines were turned down at the time of writing this report.

Meanwhile, the employee revolt is bearing fruit, as the corporation went on Sallah Break for the first time in a long time, something that would not have happened during Roy’s reign.

A 13-year-old Girl Committed Suicide after Receiving Critical feedback from her Parents.

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A 13-year-old Girl Committed Suicide after Receiving Critical feedback from her Parents.

NaijaNews Nigeria July 22, 2021

NaijaNews reports that a 13-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging herself after receiving critical feedback from her parents about her poor performance in the recently released PLE Results.

This online news understands that Daphine Nakimuli, a resident of Kinuubi East, Bwikya Ward in Mparo division, Hoima City, was killed.

Nakimuli had just finished her PLE at Bwikya Primary School, where she had received 28 aggregates in the four subjects.

According to neighbours, parents chastised their daughter for failing the exams and wasting their money on her school fees because of this performance.

Anger and abandonment drove the girl behind their house, where she grabbed a rope and climbed a jackfruit, from which she hung herself.

The Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, Allan Julius Hakiza, confirmed the incident and stated that police had already begun an investigation into the juvenile’s death.

Ngige warns IPOB not to link him to the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.

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Chris Ngige

Ngige warns IPOB not to link him to the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.

 

NaijaNews Nigeria July 18, 2021

 

NaijaNews reports that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has warned the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) not to blame him for Nnamdi Kanu’s re-arrest.

In a statement sent by his media office on Saturday, Ngige stated that he does not have time to deal with security and diplomatic issues.

The Minister also called Emma Powerful, an IPOB spokesman, deceptive, devious, nasty, and wicked for attempting to link him to Kanu’s re-arrest.

“Ngige is occupied, involved and engrossed with his duties as the Labour and Employment Minister, member of Federal Cabinet Committee for Economic Recovery and member of the Economic Sustainability Committee constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari, which is headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, with the mandate to tackle the challenges and fallouts of COVID-19 and post COVID-19 era.

“It is, therefore, unthinkable that somebody with grey matter in his brain, except if he is hallucinating like the IPOB spokesman, could accuse a very busy Minister like Senator Ngige of being part of a ‘conspiracy’ for the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu,” the statement read in part.

Powerful, in his statement, listed those that would be made to pay for their “satanic role” in Kanu’s re-arrest.

Apart from Ngige, he named Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano and Igbo businessman, Emeka Offor.

Obaseki Vs Oba Of Benin: FG Reveals Who Will Take Possession Of Looted Benin Bronze.

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Obaseki and Oba of Benin

Obaseki Vs Oba Of Benin: FG Reveals Who Will Take Possession Of Looted Benin Bronze.

 

NaijaNews Nigeria July 18, 2021

 

NaijaNews reports that the Federal Government has stated that it will take possession of the 1,130 looted Benin bronzes expected from Germany in accordance with operative conventions and legislation.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, revealed this at a news conference in Lagos on Saturday about the federal government’s attempts to repatriate plundered smuggled treasures from around the world.

He was responding to the debate about who would take custody of the supposed artefact, which had erupted between Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II.

The Oba wanted the items taken from Benin Palace in 1987 to be returned to a museum to be established within the Palace grounds, and Obaseki preferred a private trust to take custody and administer the artefacts.

Mohammed, on the other hand, said that international law recognized Nigeria’s federal government as the power in charge of antiquities originating in the country.

“The Federal Government is aware of the highly publicized dispute over who will get the Benin Bronzes after they are repatriated from Germany.

“Let me state clearly here that, in line with international best practice and the operative Conventions and laws, the return of the artefacts is being negotiated bilaterally between the national governments of Nigeria and Germany.”

“Nigeria is the entity recognised by international law as the authority in control of antiquities originating from Nigeria.’’

“What we’re saying, in essence, is that the federal government will take possession of these antiquities, because it’s its duty to do so, in line with the extant laws,’’ he added.

Ortom to Buhari: Stop the Deception and Hypocrisy, if Katsina gets N6.25bn, give Benue N100bn too for Ranching

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Buhari and Ortom
Buhari and Ortom

Ortom to Buhari: Stop the Deception and Hypocrisy, if Katsina gets N6.25bn, give Benue N100bn too, for Ranching

NaijaNews Nigeria July 17, 2021

NaijaNews reports that the Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom said the Federal Government’s approval of N6.25 billion for ranching in Katsina State and subsequent release of N5billion was the height of deception and hypocrisy, while the same government is building cattle routes and encouraging open grazing in other parts of the country.

 

This online news medium gathered that Governor Ortom was speaking at Makurdi Airport in response to Governor Bello Masari’s revelation at the Zobe Water Project commissioning in Dutsima, Katsina State.

 

Mr Masari, The President has kindly granted N6.25 billion for ranch development in Katsina State, with N5 billion in the state government’s account.”

 

Governor Ortom demanded that the federal government apologize to him and make a similar gesture to Benue State by giving N100 billion for the construction of ranches in the state.

 

“So, Mr President, N6.5 billion has been granted for ranching in Katsina State,” he said. Isn’t this the height of hypocrisy? Are we even a serious country?

“If the President would say that the Attorney-General of the Federation should ensure that those who have encroached on cattle routes and grazing areas are relocated to open grazing areas, despite the fact that the population has increased from less than 40 million in 1950 to more than 200 million today;

 

“And the same President is pushing ranching in Katsina State, where he was born, which is ludicrous, dishonest, and deceitful.

 

“It’s a pity, but we need an explanation. We’ve been pro-ranching since 2017, and you may recall that the Governor of Katsina State said it’s unIslamic for anyone to talk about open grazing.

“The prohibition of open grazing, as well as the provision for ranching, is the only thing that will aid this country.

“So, if the President has authorized N6.5 billion for Katsina State, they should sanction N100 billion for Benue State in exchange for an apology to me.

 

“It is not right for the Federal Government to approve money for ranching in a state and leave others out.

 

“And in fact, the governor of the state, in his remark, said N5 billion had already been remitted to their coffers. So I begin to wonder, where are we headed?”

 

Governor Ortom, who lamented “the level of unbearable poverty and hunger the APC-led Federal Government has unleashed on Nigerians,” said the prophecy of late Fela Anikulakpo-Kuti of Nigerians suffering and smiling was currently playing out in the country.