Abacha Loot: FG Wins Case As Malami Heads To U.S. Next Week For Repatriation

The Federal Government has won the case to have the country’s money looted by ex-head of state, Sani Abacha repatriated from the United State of America where the fund has been stashed.

This is equally as the Attorney-General, Malami is billed to visit US next week for the fund’s repatriation. This was disclosed, Friday, by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Shehu was reacting to some claims making the rounds that President Buhari had donated USD 500 million to Democratic Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the recently held Presidential elections in U.S which saw the Republican Donald Trump emerge the President-elect.

According to Shehu, Nigeria has no such money to throw around and even if it does have, President Buhari who has zero tolerance for waste cannot do such unjustifiable act. “What is the craziest accusation made against President Buhari?”

“That he donated USD 500 million to Hillary’s campaign and that Donald Trump is angry. This has gone viral, sadly Nigerians are believing it!”

“President Buhari’s Nigeria doesn’t have this kind of money to throw around. Even if the money is there, this President is the least likely person to give it as donation, and for what?”

“As we speak, President Buhari is concluding agreements with the U.S. to return our stolen money in their banks. A FGN account has already been given for the return of one million Dollars from Alamisiegha.”

“Judgement on the USD 480 million Abacha loot has been won and our Attorney-General, Malami (SAN) will be in the US next week to speak to the Department of Justice, USDOJ on the next steps for the return of that as well.”



Angelina Jolie Wins Sole Custody Of Her Children

Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a representative for the actress said Monday.

The voluntary agreement calls for the former couple’s six children, who range in ages from 8 to 15, to continue to have “therapeutic visits” with Pitt for the time being.

Jolie Pitt filed for divorce in September, days after Pitt was involved in a disturbance during a private flight with his family. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup and an attorney said at the time she filed for divorce “for the health of the family.”

Monday’s statement said the agreement was reached more than a week ago, although Pitt has told a court he is seeking joint custody. The statement said no further details could be provided and it makes no mention of an investigation by child welfare workers into the plane incident.

The agreement has not been filed in the couple’s divorce and may not be the final custody arrangement governing the actors’ children.

Pitt and Jolie Pitt reached a temporary custody agreement in late September that included at least some of the same terms – visitation with his children and both sides agreeing to meetings with therapists.

“We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time,” Monday’s statement said.

A representative for Pitt declined comment.

The actor filed a legal response to the divorce Friday and sought joint custody of the children. Formal custody arrangements are included a couple’s divorce judgment, although they are rarely made public in celebrity divorce cases.

Pitt’s filing did not include any new details about the couple’s breakup. Pitt cited irreconcilable differences and makes no mention of a prenuptial agreement that will govern how the pair divides their assets. He also cites Sept. 15 as the day of their separation, one day after the alleged plane altercation between Pitt and his 15-year-old son, Maddox.

Pitt was accused of being abusive toward the teenager, sources told the Associated Press, but authorities were not notified when the plane landed in Minnesota. Several sources said the incident was being investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, but the agency said it could not confirm whether it was involved.

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Canadian Immigration Website Crashes As Trump Wins

According to Washington Times, the Canadian government’s immigration website crashed Tuesday night when the billionaire Republican moved closer to the 270 electoral votes he needs to claim the White House.

It was recalled that many Americans publicly expressed that they will leave the country for Canada if Trump wins, and it seems this is likely to happen with the overload on the Canandian Immigration website.

Meanwhile the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Twitter page is yet acknowledge the crash but the immigration website has crashed showing a ‘500 – Internal server error’ message.

It will interest you to know that Major media outlets including Fortune magazine and USA Today recently published articles explaining how Americans could emigrate to Canada. And earlier this year, the Canadian town of Cape Breton launched a public-relations effort appealing to U.S. citizens who may wish to move north if Trump wins.

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Donald Trump Says He’ll Accept The Election Results, But Only If He Wins

After refusing to confirm he’d accept the results of next month’s election during the third presidential debate, Donald Trump has now edited his statement to add the caveat he’d “totally accept the results” if he were to win.

“I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win,” Trump said to thunderous applause during a rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio on Thursday.

“Of course, I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result,” he continued. “And always, I will follow and abide by all of the rules and traditions of all of the many candidates who have come before me. Always.”

Trump’s refusal to say he’d concede the election if he were to lose has received criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike, with both pointing out that the very fabric of American democracy is dependent on a peaceful transition between presidents and faith in the electoral system.

During the debate on Wednesday, Trump would not directly answer how he’d react to the election results, only saying “I will tell you at the time” and “I’ll keep you in suspense, OK?” Clinton responded by calling this “horrifying.”

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Kaduna Pilgrim Wins Qur’anic Recitation Competition In Saudi Arabia

The award-winning candidate of Maltina National Qur’anic Recitation Competition, Malam AbdurRahman Ahmad Salis has has again won laurels for Nigeria in Saudi Arabia, in a Competition that was organised at the Grand Mosque in Makka.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday , the Chairman of Kaduna State Standing Committee on Qur’anic Recitation, Dr Bello AbdulKadir said that the 24 year old AbduRrahman has done the nation proud in the Holy Land.

According to him, AbduRrahman was sponsored for Hajj because he came tops during the last Maltina National Qur’anic Recitation Competition but enrolled for a special programme at the Grand Mosque after the pilgrimage.

Dr Abdulkadir said that the programme included reciting the Qur’an in the correct phonology and studying the science of the Holy Book.

“The programme was open to all and sundry, including workers at the Holy mosque, security agencies and pilgrims as well as anyone that is interested in improving his knowledge of the Qur’an “, he further said.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Qur’anic Recitation added that at the end of the programme,  Kaduna State – born AbduRrahman Salis emerged the best student and was awarded several certificates.

AbduRrahman had earlier represented Nigeria for a World Qur’anic Competition in Tanzania in 2013, Iran in 2014 and several other Islamic countries, where he had brought glory to the country.

In his comment, AbduRrahman said that he is elated with the award and he promised to impart what he has learnt to others when he returns to Nigeria.

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#EdoDecides: Obaseki Wins At His Polling Unit

 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the Edo state governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, has won in his Ward 4, unit 19 by polling 160 votes against PDP’s 77.

Although the entire result of the ward has not been released, information indicate that the APC candidate won in the entire ward.

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Man Wins Nobel Prize For Living As A Goat

A man lived like a goat in the Alps for three days. Researchers who dressed rats in woolly trousers to understand their sex lives. And scientists who investigated the personalities of rocks.

They shared a stage Thursday night, but they weren’t actors in the world’s weirdest pantomime.
Instead, they’re just some of the winners of the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize held at Harvard University.
“It’s like the weirdest f-ing thing that you’ll ever go to… it’s a collection of, like, actual Nobel Prize winners giving away prizes to real scientists for doing f’d-up things…it’s awesome,” Amanda Palmer, a performer and writer, was quoted as saying on the Ig Nobel website.
The spoof awards — which aren’t as famous as the real Nobels — are held annually and were inspired by the Annals of Improbable Research, an American science humor magazine that celebrates and honors the wackier inventions from the scientific community.
The main aim of the Ig Nobels is to make people “laugh, then think,” and incite the public’s interest in STEM, according to the Ig Nobel website.
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APC Wins All Seats, Positions in Adamawa LG Elections

Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), has announced the results of Local Government Election held in the state on Saturday.


The Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Isa Shettima, said on Monday in Yola that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the chairmanship seats of 18 local governments where results were announced.


Shettima said that the commission had cancelled the elections in Michika, Lamurde and Numan Local Government Areas, and fixed Aug. 6, for fresh polls.


“There will also be election in two wards in Guyuk Local government on the same date,” the ADSIEC chairman said.

He said that results of councillors for the 226 wards in the state would be announced at the headquarters of the three senatorial zones.


Shortly after the announcement of the results, the winners were presented with Certificate of Return by the chairman.


Speaking to NAN after receiving her certificate, the only female candidate, who was elected Chairman of Demsa Local Government, Mrs Wale Fwa, said that she was prepared for the job and would not disappoint the people.


“I am used to that; I was once the only female member in the state House of Assembly, my people have confidence in my ability to deliver and I will do just that,” Wale said.

Nigerian Journalist Wins BBC World News Award

Nigeria’s Didi Akinyelure, a business journalist with CNBC Africa, has won the  BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

The award, instituted in 2015 in honour of Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died aged 41 in 2014, seeks to “celebrate African journalism and reward exceptional talent,” BBC says.

Akinyelure has been with CNBC Africa in Lagos since 2013. She will join BBC news teams in September for a 3-month placement.
The inaugural edition of the award was won by Nancy Kacungira, a television anchor for Kenya’s KTN television channel.

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Illegal Detention: Senator Nyako Wins N12.5m Damages Against EFCC

In what could be seen as a move to entrench the rule of law in the country, a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pay the sum of N12.5 million as exemplary damages in favour of Senator Abdulaziz Nyako for unlawful frozen of his account and illegal detention.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole made the order while delivering judgment in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Nyako against the EFCC.

In the ruling, Kolawole held that the applicant, Senator Nyako, son of former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako, was detained in the custody of the Commission in excess of the period prescribed by law.

He berated the anti-graft agency for what he described as “reckless tampering with the rights of citizens in the name of discharging its statutory duties.”

The court further held that by declaring the applicant wanted without evidence of crime amounted to a breach to his fundamental human rights.

Justice Kolawole accused the Commission of embarking on a judicial fiat which is unpardonable exhibition of ignorance of the law as the National Assembly never intended to give it the powers of an accuser and a judge.

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Ex-Edo SSG, Ize-Iyamu, Wins PDP Gov Primary

?A former Secretary to the State Government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has been declared the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial primary held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the state capital.

Ize-Iyamu polled a total of 584 votes to defeat his two other opponents.

The other aspirants, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen and Solomon Edebiri, had 91 and 38 votes to come second and third, respectively.

Ize-Iyamu, who was the state campaign coordinator of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election, was declared as the winner by the Chairman of the PDP Primary Committee and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, at about 4pm.

Umahi was accompanied by the Governors of Delta and Gombe States, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and Ibrahim Dakwambo.

However, both Iduoriyekemwen and Edebiri staged a walkout prior to the announcement of the results.

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Donald Trump Wins New York GOP Primary

Donald Trump has won the Republican primary in New York, a state that offers a sizable chunk of delegates – 95 – toward the front-runner’s goal of scooping up the 1,237 needed to secure the GOP nomination.

But rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich are looking to results from the state’s congressional districts, where they hope to take advantage of party rules and pick off individual delegates to prevent Trump from reaching the majority he’s aiming for.

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FCT Election: PDP Loses Out As APC Wins 5 Seats

The All Progressives Congress showed superiority over its arch-rival, the Peoples Democratic Party as it emerged winners in Wednesday’s rerun elections in four Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The PDP, which was the dominant party at the councils, lost at all the six area councils where the election was eventually conducted.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had earlier announced the result of two other area councils on Sunday, a day after the election was conducted.

The result of the election showed that the relatively unknown political party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance emerged winner in one of the area councils.

Council where rerun elections were held were Abuja Municipal Area Council, Kuje, Abaji and Gwagwalada.

They commission had on Sunday declared elections in these councils as inconclusive.

INEC said it declared the elections inconclusive as a result of violence, over voting and non-use of Smart Card Readers or accreditation of voters, and ordered a rerun in 39 polling units in 20 Registration Areas.
In the result released on Thursday, INEC declared the APC candidate, Ibrahim Adamu Candido winner of AMAC with 27, 482 votes.

Also in Kuje Area Council, Abdullahi Galadima of APC won with 15, 175 votes while Joseph Shazih won in Kwali Area Council with 15, 309 votes.

The party’s candidates also won in Bwari and Abaji Area Councils.

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Nigerian Miss Nwadike Wins Most Exquisite Face Of Miss Universe 2015 (PHOTO)

Nigeria has taken the global beauty queen crown again. Collete Nwadike from Nigeria has been crowned the “Exquisite Face of the Universe 2015”.

In a keenly contested beauty pageant held recently in Sao Tome & Principe, Nwadike made history as the first ever black queen to take the crown.

She beat Miss Germany who was the first runner-up; Miss Angola was the second runner-up; Miss Aruba was the third runner-up, and the host country’s participant, Miss Sao Tome & Principe, was the fourth runner-up.

Nwadike succeeds Susan Castano from Dominican Republic.

The top 10 finalists were USA, Brazil, Sudan, Nigeria, Germany, Cape Verde, Ghana, Angola, Aruba and Sao Tome & Principe.

Nwadike, who had earlier won the award for “Best Evening Gown”, put up a stellar performance to outshine other gorgeous contestants from various countries of the world.
“It’s like a dream come true. I’ve always dreamed of winning an international pageant and here I am, living my dream. I thank God for making this possible. I thank my ever supportive family,” the elated Nwadike said.

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Roch Kabore Wins Burkina Faso Presidential Election

Burkina Faso’s electoral body on Tuesday announced Roch Kabore as winner of the presidential election.

Provisional results from Sunday’s election showed Mr. Kabore winning 53.5 per cent of the votes to defeat former Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre, who scored 29.7 per cent, and 12 other candidates, the electoral commission said.

Turnout for the election was about 60 per cent, the outright majority means there would be no run-off.

“This election went off in calm and serenity, which shows the maturity of the people of Burkina Faso,” Barthelemy Kere, president of the electoral commission, told a news conference.

Crowds celebrated the news in the streets of the capital, Ouagadougou, honking car and motorbike horns.

The election of Kabore, the nation’s former prime minister, represented a pivotal moment for the West African nation.

The country had been ruled by leaders who came to power in coups for most of its history since independence from France in 1960.

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Nigerian Scholar Solves 156 Year Old Knotty Maths Hypothesis, Wins $1m Prize

A Nigerian scholar and an academic at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State, Dr. Opeyemi Enoch, has provided proof for the old Riemann Hypothesis, thereby solving a 156-year-old problem that has remained a knotty issue in mathematics. By this feat, Enoch has become the fourth scholar to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems in Mathematics.

A statement from the university in Ado Ekiti on Sunday said Enoch’s presentation of the solution last Wednesday at the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science in Vienna, Austria, became more symbolic coming on the exact day and month 156 years after the problem was brought to light by a German mathematician in 1859.

The Riemann Zeta Hypothesis is one of the seven Millennium Problems set forth by the Clay Mathematics Institute with a million dollar reward for each solved problem for the past 16 years.

According to the statement, “Dr. Enoch first investigated and established the claims by Riemann. He went on to consider and correct the misconceptions that were communicated by mathematicians in past generations, thus paving the way for his solution and proof to be established.

“He also showed how other problems of this kind can be formulated and obtained the matrix that Hilbert and Poly predicted will give these undiscovered solutions. He revealed how these solutions are applicable in cryptography, quantum information science and in quantum computers.”

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Sylva Wins Bayelsa APC Guber Ticket Again

Former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday, won in the rescheduled primary of All Progressives Congress, APC, to emerge as the party flag bearer for the December 5,  governorship election in the state.

Sylva polled 981 votes  to beat his closest rival, Chief Godknows Powell, who garnered 39 votes.

Fourteen governorship aspirants participated in the primary.

The former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Timi Alaibe, had earlier withdrawn from the race citing party interest and collateral consequences.

Also absent from the party secretariat, venue of the governorship primary, was the former Federal Permanent Secretary, Dr. Imoro Kubo and Ambassador Emmanuel Otiotio.

The governorship primary, which was conducted by a seven-man team, led by Brigadier- General Monsur Dan-Ali (retd), was peaceful and without any security hitch.

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Pwajok Wins Round One Against Lalong At Tribunal

The Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos, on Wednesday dismissed attempts by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to block the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from tendering vital documents to defend its case.

The petition is that of the PDP governorship candidate, Senator Gyang Pwajok, who is challenging the victory of Mr Simon Bako Lalong of the APC at the polls because he alleged foul plays in the election.

In one of the tribunal’s sittings, counsel to the petitioner had pleaded with the tribunal to tender documents for inspection by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to buttress the case. But this was vehemently objected to by the respondent’s (APC) counsel who sensed that allowing the documents to be tendered would jeopardise their case.

The two parties argued their cases citing many legal authorities to drive home their points.
Having listened to all the arguments, the tribunal chairman, Justice Johnson Candide, ruled in favour of the PDP, saying that the tribunal was not convinced by the submissions and argument of the respondent (APC) and accordingly dismissed the objection in favour of the petitioner (PDP).

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APC Wins Orhionmwon South Constituency Seat in Edo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Roland Asoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the rescheduled Edo  House of Assembly election for Orhionmhwon South Constituency seat.

 Olowu Owin, the Returning Officer for the election, announced the result on Sunday in Orhionmwon.

INEC declared the April 11 State House of Assembly election inconclusive in 12 units in 4 wards.

According to Owin, Asoro of APC won the election that took place on April 18 with 11, 486 votes, to defeat Friday Ogierake of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP)  who polled 8, 640 votes. The PDP candidate pulled out of the contest before the April 18 election.

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Wike Wins Rivers, INEC Declares

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, as the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Wike polled total  of 1 029 102 votes amounting to 87.77 percent to beat Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had 124 896 votes.

The result was announced on Monday morning by the returning officer, Prof. Faraday Orhunmwense. Tonye Princewill of the Labour Party (LP) got 10 142 to come third.

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Buhari Wins Ondo, INEC Declares

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari has secured a victory in Ondo State, according to results provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday morning.

According to results announced at the INEC office in Alagbaka, Akure, both Muhammadu Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan won in 9 of the 18 LGAs in the state. While Buhari scored 299,889 votes, Jonathan polled 251,368 votes.

The total number of valid votes cast in the state stood at 561,056.

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