— NUPENG The Lagos Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, Tayo Aboyeji, told ChetaMedia.com that the recent tanker explosion in the state that claimed about 12 lives and destroyed properties was unfortunate, saying the union would take adequate measure to ensure that such occurrence never happened again. Aboyeji said: ‘’Tanker drivers are law abiding citizens and we, as a union, are ready to corporate with the government to ensure safety on the road. Our members are responsible people and I want to appeal to people to stop seeing us (tanker drivers) as nobody or irresponsible. No driver wishes or plans to have an accident. It is so unfortunate.”
CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in a statement by his Media Aide, Bayo Oladeji, said the planned protest aimed at impressing on the government the need to stop the unprecedented killings. He said the nationwide protest became necessary owing the failure of the country’s security agencies to stem the negative tide of mass killings sweeping the nation. Ayokunle declared also that a three-day nationwide fasting and prayer exercise, scheduled for 9 – 11 July, would precede the planned protest. He said: “We call on all Christians in the country and in the Diaspora to participate in the three-day prayer and fasting programme for God to end all the senseless, unwarranted, and selected killings in the country.” If the government has failed us, we are very sure that Our God will never fail. All National Executive Committee’s members of CAN, the Church and Denominational leaders have been invited to participate in a peaceful protest to both the National Assembly and the State House to impress on the government to see the need to effectively stop the unprecedented killings. “CAN has also directed its leadership at the state and local government levels to organise the same Peaceful Protest March to the Government House and the Local government headquarters respectively on 11 July. We are to tell the government; ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. We appeal to our members to be law-abiding before, during and after the protest.”
CHAIRMAN of Elumelu Foundation, Mr Tony Elumelu, yesterday donated N500 million to Delta State Government for its youth empowerment and skills acquisition training programme. Announcing the donation on behalf of his conglomerate when he led other members and some beneficiaries of the foundation on a courtesy visit to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Asaba, Elumelu expressed the readiness of the foundation to partner the state government in its skills acquisition training and youths empowerment programme. He said Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has impacted a lot on the lives of the people both in terms of provision of infrastructure and encouraging the jobless to be wealth creators through different skill acquisition and entrepreneurship programmes of the administration within three years of being in office. Elumelu said; “This is home coming for me, I want to thank the Governor for everything he is doing in our state. There is a lot of improvement and we have seen a lot of projects. We are happy that within these few years, you have programmes where the beneficiaries have become employers of labour. We are going to create specific programme in Delta State and we are committing the sum of N500 million to the programme. The money will be from the Foundation, the UBA group, Heirs Holdings, Transcorp, among others.” In his remarks, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa noted that Mr Tony Elumelu had empowered a lot of Africans through his foundation and commended him for impacting positively on the lives of the youths. Saying his administration had created a lot of entrepreneurs through different skill acquisition and empowerment programmes, Okowa stressed the need for vocational training to be included in the country’s education curriculum.
Reports has it that London mayor Sadiq Khan has given the green light for a giant Trump Baby balloon to be flown close to the UK Parliament during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to London on Friday, July 13, it was reported Friday. The six-metre-high orange balloon, in the form of Trump wearing a nappy, will fly above Westminster for about two hours on the morning of , to coincide with a ‘Stop Trump’ demonstration in central London which about 50,000 people are expected to attend. Activists had raised over 17,000 pounds (22,490 U.S. dollars) to fund this crowdfunding campaign and thousands of people signed a petition calling on London local authority to grant permission. Khan A spokesperson for Khan said: “The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms. “His city operations team have met with the organisers and have given them permission to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp.
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the appeal of Senate President Bukola Saraki and ruled that he has no case to answer before the Code of Conduct Tribunal(CCT). Saraki In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nweze, the apex court discharged him of the remaining three counts against him in the case of false declaration of assets.
Reports has it that Delta CP confirms arrest of prime suspect, girlfriend and Orphanage proprietor…POLICE in Delta State have apprehended a 29-year-old suspect, Chukwuma, who heartlessly hacked a 12-month pregnant woman to death in collusion with another fleeing accomplice buried her remains in a soak away pit at Asaba and sold the baby for N350, 000 to the proprietor of an Orphanage Home in Benin City, Edo State. The suspect sold the innocent baby through his girlfriend, Blessing, 25, resident in Enugu state to the Orphanage proprietor, Dr. Samuel on Uwagboe Street, Benin City, both of whom are already in police custody. Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to Saturday Vanguard, said: “One Chukwuma Ehiwoguru, 29 years was arrested in connection with a case of conspiracy/threatening violence.” “Upon interrogation of the suspect, he confessed to have killed a woman unknown having a 12-month-old baby in connivance with one Saturday, surname unknown, who is now at large. “He further stated in his confessional statement that the woman’s 12-monht old baby was sold to Dr. Dibia in Benin City, Edo state, who is said to run an orphanage for the sum of N350, 000 by his girlfriend, one Blessing, 25 years of Obolo-Afor, Enugu state. “The woman was said to have been buried in a soak away at No 3 Dickson Okwosa street, Asaba,” he added.
THE four top members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, POB, charged together with their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and detained at Kuje prison, Abuja since 2015 have left Prison and returned their various homes in the South East. IPOB members on solidarity march They are Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Bright Chimezie, David Nwawusi, and Benjamin Madubugwu, who were charged with offenses relating to “preparations to secede from Nigeria” and detained without bond since 2015. They were granted administrative bails last week but could not regain freedom due to the stringent conditions which was finally meet on Thursday, which made them leave the prison gates around 6pm, Thursday evening in company of Mr. Aloy Ejimakor who led a team of IPOB lawyers to the prison facility to ensure that the release order was carried through. The other lawyers on the team were Mr. P. A Ejiofor, Max Opara, Prince Mandela and Chukwudi Igwe. The release was sequel to the lawyers meeting all the bail terms, particularly the cash bond of Five Million Naira each, making it a total of Twenty Million for all the four accused persons. The cash bond was paid Thursday by bank draft to the Registrar of the Federal High Court in Abuja. It was upon meeting this final but difficult term that the release order was finally signed by Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako.
Peeved by the armed police men protest in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, Members of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday demanded for the removal of the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim and asked the Federal Government to look for a competent replacement. Ibrahim Idris, IGP To this end, the House resolved to set up an adhoc committee to dig deeper into the matter and report back to the House within two weeks. This was sequel to a motion under matters of public importance, promoted by Rep Kingsley Ogundu Chinda, PDP, Rivers
Reports has it that Former President of Nigeria, Dr Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday resumed work at the Abeokuta, Ogun State study centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) as a students’ facilitator. Obasanjo meets two final year students of Christian Theology Obasanjo met with two final-year undergraduate students of Christian Theology assigned to him by the University for Supervision. The two students are Elijah Egehedi-Oke and Toriola Abigael. Obasanjo was appointed recently as a facilitator – an academic counsel for students – by the management of NOUN. Obasanjo recently bagged a PhD on Christian Theology from NOUN making him the first PhD holder from the university.
Barely a day after disclosing that he would take steps to regig the anti-corruption war, President Muhammadu Buhari today signed into law an Executive Order aimed at seizing assets of corrupt persons and institutions in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari on friday signed an Executive Order to improve his administration’s fight against corruption. The order also targets specific politically exposed persons who are currently being tried in courts for corruption.