Certificate Forgery: Nine Ekiti Assembly Members To Face Trial

The Federal Government is planning to prosecute nine out of 26 members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly for alleged forgery of their academic results.

A security said in Abuja on Sunday that  the decision to prosecute them was based on the outcome of “an intensive investigation carried out by the Department of State Services into the state lawmakers’ certificates.’’

The DSS, it was gathered, carried out the investigation into the credentials submitted by the politicians to the Independent National Electoral Commission during the last general elections.

It was gathered that the probe was sequel to a myriad of petitions sent to the agency and the Police by aggrieved members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress.

Investigation was said to have been carried out in schools allegedly claimed to have been attended by the lawmakers and their former places of work.

The source explained that the files of the affected lawmakers had been sent to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation for prosecution.

The source added, “We have investigated the academic credentials of the lawmakers based on petitions sent to us by the politicians in the state.

“The petitions were based on alleged false declaration of academic qualifications and alleged age falsification in the papers presented to the INEC.

“We have been able to know that petitions against nine members of the State House of Assembly are genuine.

“We have already presented our report and we are expecting the office of the AGF to study it and prepare the charges against the suspects.”

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Return Luxury Cars Or Face The Wrath Of Nigerians, NLC To Senators

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on senators who benefited from a recent purchase of 108 brand new Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles by the Senate to immediately return same or face the wrath of the Nigerian people.

The union described the purchase, coming at a time the country is enduring excruciating financial crisis, as a crime against the people.

Reports said senators have started taking delivery of the new Sports Utility Vehicles, SUVs, since last week at the rate of N35.1 million per unit.

In a statement by the NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, on Monday, Labour said it was “morally despicable and shameful” that the lawmakers embarked on such acquisition when they were supposed to occupy themselves with issues that would benefit the people.

“We consider appalling, insensitive and greedy the decision of the Senate to acquire 108 Toyota Land Cruiser jeeps (one for each member less the Senate President) after collecting car “loans” in August last year for the same purpose,” Mr. Wabba said.

“It is equally morally despicable and shameful that they are doing this after publicly admitting that the standing committees of the Senate are unable to perform their statutory functions due to paucity of funds.”

Mr. Wabba said the prices of the vehicles were grossly inflated and demanded that the lawmakers explain where they sourced the funds since the 2016 Appropriation Bill had not been signed into law.

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See Baby That Will Need 7 Surgeries To Remove Birthmark From Her Face

Little Ruby Ashby was born only seven months ago in a town near Wollongong, Australia, but her family has already taken steps toward removing the birthmark that covers the upper right side of her face.

Ruby was born with Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, a condition that occurs in only one in 500,000 people, and which caused the large birthmark. Her family has started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for Ruby’s first of four surgeries she’ll need this year to remove it. The first surgery, which will cost $10,000, is scheduled for January 12, and her family hopes to have all seven operations finished by the time she starts school.

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Kendall & Kylie Jenner Face Lawsuit

 Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been slapped with a lawsuit alongside clothing brand PacSun.

The sisters are accused of stealing resort lifestyle retailer Island Company’s trademarked logo according to Page Six. The company, based in West Palm Beach, Florida, claim the siblings and PacSun stole its phrase: “Quit your job. Buy a ticket. Get a tan. Fall in love. Never return”

The accusation comes after PacSun designed a shirt for the girls’ clothing line with the similar mantra: “Run away. Fall in love. Never return.”

Island Company states in its legal documents that Kendall and Kylie’s version “is likely to cause confusion, mistake and deception among consumers, the public and the trade as to whether defendants’ products or services are affiliated with, sponsored by or endorsed by plaintiff,” the outlet reports.

The brand has used its trademark phrase since 2005 and its garments have been seen on celebrities including Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt.

It demands that the words are removed from the teenagers’ clothing.

A rep for Kendall, 19, and Kylie, 18 has yet to respond to the lawsuit or Page Six.

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NNPC Looters To Face Trial Soon- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sent a notice to corrupt Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) officials  – get set for trial.

Buhari, who spoke in the United States; stressed the need to sanitise the oil industry and free it from shady deals.

He said those responsible for the corruption in the oil giant firm will soon be prosecuted.

The President spoke in New York during a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China on the sidelines of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).

He said the first step in this direction had already been taken, with the appointment of a new management for the NNPC and its subsequent reorganization.

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Charlie Hebdo May Face Legal Action For Mocking Drowned Syrian Boy

The controversial French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo may face legal action for inciting hate crimes after publishing cartoons about drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi in its latest issue.

The first cartoon shows a clown and what appears to be the toddler with a sign: “Welcome immigrants, so close to his goal. Promotion: Two children for the price of one.”


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19 Defence/ Service Chiefs, 8 Former Defence Ministers, Others To Face Arms Deals Panel

The arms purchase probe panel will examine contracts executed during the administrations of no fewer than 19 former military chiefs. They are five Chiefs of Defence Staff, 14 Service Chiefs; four National Security Advisers (NSAs) and eight former Ministers of Defence.

Some of the officers, according to sources, have started making moves to have access to “vital records”.

It was also learnt that five Israelis, who played major roles in arms procurement for the military in the last six years, are to be invited by the committee, whose members were named on Monday after President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.

The Israelis reportedly left the country on the eve of the general elections, following signs that Buhari might win the poll.

The government has directed that tight security be provided for members of the panel.

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Stop Insulting Me, Face Tribunal- Okorocha Tells Ihedioha

Imo state governor,Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has urged the former speaker of the House of Representatives and former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Emeka Ihedioha, to respect his office and stop insulting him on the pages of newspapers.

Okorocha who was reacting to a media report credited to Ihedioha alleging that he has stolen funds of the state since he assumed office in 2011, asked the former lawmaker to rather face his case at the election tribunal and stop what he described as “unnecessary distraction”.

The governor, who reacted through a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, also said that Ihedioha, in the said report, accused the governor of acquiring a multi billion properties since he assumed office.

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350 Boko Haram Suspects To Face Trial- Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has said that 350 suspected Boko Haram terrorists have been recommended for trial at a Federal Court for terrorist activities in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

Speaking at a press briefing Friday, the Nigerian Army Chief of Administration, Adamu Abubakar, said the 350 suspects are a fraction of 504 persons in detention.

He said two Joint Investigation Teams, set up by the defence headquarters to investigate, screen and categorize suspected insurgents in detention established prima facie cases against 350 out 504 suspects in detention.

The file cases on the suspects, Mr. Abubakar, a major general, said were forwarded to the office of the attorney general and the ministry of justice.

Speaking on the recent allegations against the military in a report by human rights organisation, Amnesty International, Mr. Abubakar said the report is unnecessary as no new facts have been unearthed by the group to warrant a repeat of its allegations.

He said, “For the avoidance of doubts, the Amnesty International allegations of human rights abuse and extra judicial killing of civilians are a rehash of the same allegations made in 2011”.

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Boko Haram: 30 Top Officers In Trouble, To Face Court Martial (SEE LIST)

The Nigerian Army has ordered 30 of its top officers to proceed to the Army Headquarters Garrison in Abuja to face a judicial panel reportedly over their conduct and performances in the ongoing war against Boko Haram.

According to an internal army memo dated March 11, 2015 and sighted by PREMIUM TIMES, the officers are to be court-martialed for various offences.

The memo listed 30 senior officers who were instructed to depart their current posting and head for the Army Headquarters garrison for “jurisdiction”.

The specific offences for which each of the officers is to be tried was not stated but military insiders say it has to do with their conduct in the fight against the Boko Haram extremist group.

Among those listed in the document is Enitan Ransome-Kuti, a Brigadier General and commander of the Multi National Joint Task Force, who has been blamed for the loss of Baga in January.

The brigadier general, his chief of staff, Lieutenant Colonel GA Suru and some other senior officers were arrested for failing to repel terrorists attack on the headquarters of the MNJTF.

According to the document seen by this newspaper, only one officer – a Lieutenant Colonel CA Ekeator – out of the 31 senior officers was posted from court martial at the AHQ garrison to Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, where he is Director of Studies.

The posting was signed by the releasing officer, Military Secretary, II Abba, a Major General.

The 30 senior officers include:

1. Brigadier General EA Ransome-Kuti, from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
2. Colonel OC Ajunwa from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
3. Lieutenant Colonel UG Yusuf from 202 Battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
4. Lieutenant Colonel A Haruna from 134 Battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
5. Lieutenant Colonel MO Eteng from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
6. Lieutenant Colonel MY Lawal from HQ CAR to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
7. Lieutenant Colonel JO Ememe from 21 SERV to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
8. Lieutenant Colonel HM Bukar from HQ 7 Division to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
9. Lieutenant Colonel GA Suru from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
10. Major AA Malgwi from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
11. Major C Amah from OTD to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
12. Major N Akpagher from 243 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
13. Captain EE Ayegba from 101 DES to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
14. Captain BT Bamisaiye from 525 SR to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
15. Captain CU Okereke from AHQ DO G to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
16. Captain EO Ogundile from STF (OP Safe Haven) to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
17. Captain F Abajah from 134 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
18. Captain UJ Atumeyi from 241 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
19. Captain RG Mohammed from NASI to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
20. Captain DY Chiwar from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
21. Captain P Dangnap from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
22. Captain JA Maku from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
23. Captain EU Omatighene from S1 list (UNAMID) to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
24. Captain BE Alfred from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
25. Lieutenant AA Tijjani from 541 BS to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
26. Lieutenant GM Gomo from MNJTF to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
27. Lieutenant AV Chijioke from 174 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
28. Second Lieutenant IS Mekwunye from 149 battalion to AHQ garrison for jurisdiction
29. Lieutenant AJS Gulani (posting amended to read AHQ garrison for jurisdiction)
30. Major ES Okore (posting amended to read AHQ garrison for jurisdiction


Governor Chime Should Face EFCC- Group Insists

The last is yet to be heard on the political crisis in Enugu State as some residents of the state have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe Governor Sullivan Chime’s administration.

This is coming after a pro-Chime group had chided the Enugu lawmakers for initiating impeachment moves against the Governor.

However, another group equally took to the streets protesting against the move by another faction to remove the Speaker, Hon. Eugene Odo from office.

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Face Of Orekoya’s Nanny, Police Unmasks Real Identity

Mary Adebiyi, the nanny who abducted the Orekoya kids was arrested after she fled her home when she realized police operatives have closed in on her.


The police say contrary to what she told her employer and the OLX portal, her real name is Funmilayo Adeyemi and she hails from Osun State. She had earlier claimed Oyo State to her cover tracts.

According to Police sources, Adebiyi is not new in the kidnapped business, she was the mastermind of the December, 2014 kidnap of two boys in the area.

Sources also said, she runs a syndicate with others, who are still at large and effort is on to arrest the other members of the gang.


Watch How US Police Officer Punches Black Woman in Face, No Charges Filed

A new video footage shows a US police officer punched a young African-American woman in the face during her arrest over the summer. Seattle police officer Adley Shepherd hit Miyekko Durden-Bosley, a handcuffed woman he had arrested in June, according to the video released on Friday.

King County prosecutors said criminal charges would not be filed against the officer who broke the 23-year-old woman’s eye socket.

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