Monday, 27 March 2017

Obasanjo’s Wife Files Suit In Lagos Court To Stop Son’s Wedding

Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday filed a suit at an Ikeja High Court, seeking to stop the wedding of her son, Olujonwo Obasanjo, scheduled for May 11.

Ex-President Obasanjo and the father of the bride, Sir Kessington Adebutu, promoter of Premier Lotto known as “Baba Ijebu” are respondents to the suit.

Mrs Obasanjo, who is the twin sister of Chief Kenny Martins, the former Coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund, is seeking a postponement of the wedding of her son, Olujonwo to Tope Adebutu scheduled for May 11 and May 12.

aShe wants the wedding to be fixed for a date after June 1.
NAN reports that Olujonwo and Tope had an elaborate introduction on Dec. 17, 2016 with the social media awash with photographs of the event.

Obasanjo, among others, is seeking a court declaration that as the mother of the groom, she had the rights to take part in the deliberations, decisions and activities leading to the forthcoming ceremony.

According to her, wedding invitations have been sent out and she has been excluded from the preparations for the ceremonies.

She said she also received prophesies and warnings from men of God to the effect that Olujonwo, her son who turns 34 on June 1, should not do or be involved in any elaborate celebration before his birthday.

The woman wants the court to compel Adebutu and Obasanjo to shift the wedding to a date after June 1 after she had appealed to Adebutu and Mrs Rosemary Dacosta, the mother of the bride, Tope Adebutu, the bride-to-be as well as Chief Kenny Martins.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Lateefa Okunnu has fixed April 10 for hearing of the suit no. ID/262FPM/2017.
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VIDEO: Dino Melaye Sings, Dances & Mocks His Haters

Joyful Senator Dino Melaye, representing a Kogi constituency in the Senate Chambers, has released a video, blasting haters for a false certificate scandal report against him. On the front row of his blast is Sahara Reporters' CEO, Omoyele Sowore, who reported that the Nigerian Senator didn't graduate from Ahmadu Bello University as he claimed.

Sen. Dino who made a video after the Vice Chancellor of ABU appeared before Nigerian Senators, confirming that Dino graduated with a Third Class in 2000, disclosed that both those who
lie and speak the truth will die. He further disclosed, that he has chosen to speak the truth and die.

The senator has already dragged Sahara Reporters to court, in a N5bn defamation lawsuit.

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Man Jailed For Insulting Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari

A Katsina Chief Magistrate’s Court today sentenced one Gambo Saeed to nine months imprisonment for insulting and defaming the character of Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, on social media.

At the hearing of the case against Saeed today, the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Isa Liti told the court that Saeed was arraigned following complaints received from the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Radio Monitoring, Mansur Ali Mashi

a“Mashi said the accused person abused Masari and called him names on social media. He said the accused person posted on the media that it was Gov. Masari who influenced the impeachment of Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Aliyu Muduru.’’

According to Liti, Saeed was arrested and arraigned for intentional insult, defamation of the governor’s character and inciting disturbance.

The charges were in accordance with sections 399, 392 and 114 of the Penal Code. Saeed pleaded guilty to the charges.

Chief Magistrate Abdu Ladan, found the accused guilty and sentenced him to 9 months imprisonment without an option of fine.
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PHOTOS: Jumia Delivery Man Killed In Port Harcourt

Police recover body of Jumia delivery man from spetic tank at a house in Ada-George Area of PH. Three suspects arrested. @TouchPH

Suspects arrested in connection wit murder of Jumia delivery man whose body was pulled from a septic tank at a house in Ada George @TouchPH

aHe went missing on Saturday after he went to deliver 2 iPhones and a motor bike to a customer at the Ada George compound @TouchPH

@727b16efd88b47b @TouchPH me too. A delivery man once told me that they are careful the places they go to drop packages. So sad

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PHOTOS: Kenyan Man Found At A Bar Drinking On The Day Of His Burial

Residents of a village in Awendo, Migori, Kenya, were shocked on Saturday, March 25, when a man believed to have died and whose burial plans were already underway, was found in a bar in Rongo.

Wilson Oluoch, a commercial motorcyclist in Migori county, went missing from his home for days, prompting his family to believe he was dead when a decomposing body was found in a sugarcane plantation in Awendo.

The family took the body and kept it in a morgue in Migori and embarked on burial preparations.

aThey dug the grave, prepared meals according to the Luo culture and everything was ready when a message was delivered, saying that someone who looked like their son had been seen in Rongo.

The family visited the area and to their shock, Oluoch was in a bar, drowning in bottles of beer.

According to him, he was ashamed when he returned home drunk and caused havoc, so he left to try another life elsewhere.

His parents who spoke to the media expressed their joy on realizing their son was still alive.

Back home, mourning turned into feasting as villagers flocked their home to celebrate Oluoch, they ate and danced.

It was learnt that plans are underway to refill the grave and return the unidentified body to the morgue.

Meanwhile, the family has contacted the Luo council of elders to carry out cleansing rituals before Oluoch is allowed into the compound.
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PHOTOS: Fayose Spotted On Bike During Road Inspection In Ado-Ekiti

Governor Ayodele Fayose on bike supervising Jimoh Aliu/Apata Natha/Nova/Bashiri Road after a little shower in Ado-Ekiti Monday evening.

Mr. Fayose who assured Ekiti people that he will continue to work in their interest urged residents to ensure they put people who will work for them in position of authority.He told them that the road will be completed within the next four months.

With him on the supervisory trip was the Ekiti State Commissioner for Works, Mrs. Funmilayo Ogun.


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Electricity Tarrif Hike Despite Recession In Nigeria

Despite recession and the accompanying hardship still biting hard on Nigerians, electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) have secretly increased electricity tarrif without the consumers' knowledge.

An investigation by our reporter showed that the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) have already increased the tarrif for residential areas (R2s) from the previous N27.13/unit to N30.93/unit.

Attached below is an image of an elctricity bill delivered to a 2 bedroom flat household in Enugu town this March. The bill shows that the consumer is expected to pay N9,248.07 for “Energy Used in February, 2017” which according to the consumer was actually a haphazard supply.

Enugu EEDC March 2017 Bill

Before now, the EEDC with arguably the largest number of consumers in the country (serving Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi states respectively) already has the highest tarrif at the previous N27.13/unit. This same EEDC has over the years tactically refused to meter the over 90% of her customers who are yet to be connected to prepaid meter billing system. The implication is that the consumers are left at the mercies of EEDC’s illegal estimated billing system which simply put, only extorts the consumers.

It is interesting to note that the EEDC is largely owned allegedly by an easterner, Sir Emeka Offor which begets the question; Is someone deliberately trying to milk his people dry?

Electricity consumers in the area has repeatedly stated their willingness to accept any tarrif rate provided prepaid meters are first supplied for accurate readings but the EEDC are obviously not ready for that and probably will never be.

There doesn’t seem to be any solution in sight as the Federal government represented by Dr. Tunde Fashola in the ministry of Power appear to be very docile. Recent statements credited to the minister shows that he is either helpless or clueless which is a very big disappointment for someone who once claimed that providing electricity for Nigerians shouldn’t be a rocket science.

With the FG not helping, who will bell the cat, then?

Tell us the situation of things in your area and share your thought on this report using the comment box below.
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PHOTOS: Bola Tinubu Receives Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje In Lagos

The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje today paid a visit to the former governor of Lagos state and APC leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu at his residence in Lagos.

Governor Ganduje is in Lagos to attend the Annual Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium to mark his birthday which will take place tomorrow Tuesday at 10am.

Photos below;

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