Saturday

UNILAG RAPE UPDATE: Another Victim Ascribe Her Ordeal To ASTHMA Crisis



Three days after a Saturday Punch report detailed how a part-time lecturer of the University of Lagos, Akin Baruwa, allegedly raped an 18-year-old admission seeker, Shola (not real name), a 28-year-old former student of the lecturer, has come out with a revelation of how she barely escaped being raped by the accused.
The young woman, who spoke under the strict condition of anonymity, explained that the sexual assault of the 18-year-old girl provided a window of opportunity for her to expose what she went through in the hands of Baruwa.
In February 2014, Agnes (not real name) was finalising her undergraduate project at the Distant Learning Institute of UNILAG. She told Saturday PUNCH she was like a prey, which fell into the lap of Baruwa, when she was reassigned to him after her supervisor retired.

Crashed Bristow helicopter Black box found



 The Accident Investigation Bureau on Friday announced that it had recovered the Black Box of the Bristow helicopter that crashed into the Lagos lagoon on Wednesday.
The black box contains the cockpit voice and the flight data recorders.

Crisis Between TINUBU/FASHOLA Gets Dirtier Than Expected




The crisis between two ex-governors of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr Babatunde Fashola deepened on Friday with reports that loyalists of both gladiators have drawn up battle plans, even as stakeholders in both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Lagos State are said to have waded in, calling for a truce.
A former member of the Lagos State Executive Council who did not want to be named, told Ashiwaju.org on Friday that “some elders are planning a peace meeting between the duo.”

The Return to Idoto: When Pilgrims pay Homage to a Forlorn god



The grasses were fresh with dew when we arrived; pilgrims in search of an abandoned god. We were nothing like the Maggi; so we made our journey at the best time of the year – when the countryside is redolent with the fragrance of blooming flowers. Before us, the plains of Ojoto spread out in their greenest splendor; heaving with life. Not knowing what to expect, Odili and I had set forth at dawn. We wended our way down the slope, tracing the contours of a low hill to the beckoning grove.

UPDATE: Borno State Government Confirms Deputy Governor, Mr. Zannah Mustapha's Death Rumour





WE earlier reported about the demise of Borno State Deputy Governor, in the same vain, the state Government has confirmed that the death report of Mr. Zannah Mustapha who passed on at the early hour of Saturday 15th August, 2015. in an hotel in Yola, Borno state capital.

A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Jidda Shuwa, said Mr. Mustapha died in his sleep Saturday morning while visiting Yola, the Adamawa State capital, to attend the convocation ceremony of Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology, Yola.

BREAKING NEWS: Borno Deputy Governor Zannah Mustapha Fear Dead



 Information reaching Ashiwaju.org revealed that the Borno State deputy governor, Zannah Mustapha, is feared dead, according to  sourced from government officials.

The deputy governor reportedly died in Yola, capital of the neighbouring Adamawa state, while on an official duty there.

Details of his demise has not been made known, but news about his death has sent shock waves across Borno state.

How I Cheated Death On 12 Occasions ------------Former President Obasanjo



 Former Nigerian President  and most outspoken elder stateman Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has given insight into how he has so far escaped death by the whiskers at least a dozen times in his 78-year stay on earth.

In his latest three-volume autobiography, “My Watch”, Mr. Obasanjo wrote about how he survived infant mortality that consumed all but one of his siblings, how local herbs and concoction helped kept him alive after a life-threatening scorpion bite, and how he almost perished in the Ogun River while learning to swim.

Security Expert Petition Anambra Speaker To Retrieve Seized Properties From Governement

A security expert and social critic, Mr Chris Udeze  has appealed to the Anambra Government to assist in retrieving  his properties forcefully and illegally seized by Mr. Azubuike Ekwegbalu a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on security matters.
The appeal was contained in a petition dated August 5, 2015 signed by the counsel to the petitioner Honourable. S.O Chukwukelu Esq., and addressed to the Speaker, Anambra state house of Assembly, Rt. Honourable. Rita Mmaduagwu, tagged: Unlawful Invasion, Break And Entry And Illegal Carting Away To Unknown Destination Of The Property of Honourable  Chris Okey Udeze M/D EXOTIC Solution Providers Limited BY MR. Azubuike Ekwegbalu, The Special Assistant  To The Executive Governor of Anambra State  On Security Matters.

NEW NNPC GMD ACCUSED OF DOUBLE STANDARD IN FIGHTING CORRUPTION

The new Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu has been accused of sparing his friend in the ongoing restructuring at the national oil company.
Sources said Mr Gbenga Komolafe, who is allegedly linked to several transactions that shortchanged the nation in the oil sector during the last administration, was retained while his counterparts in other departments were forced to resign.
Komolafe who held positions in commercial divisions including Executive Director Commercial, Pipeline and Products Marketing Company and recently the Group General Manager (GGM), Crude Oil Marketing Division, has now been posted as GGM Special Duties in the oil tower, a new position created by the new GMD.

Friday

Anambra PDP Suspends Olisa Metu Bans 9 Members From Contesting




There is confusion in Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as two factions are suspending each other . A faction of the party loyal to Olisah Metuh , national publicity secretary of PDP has banned nine chieftains, including the governorship candidate of the party in the 2013 election in the state, Comrade Tony Nwoye, from contesting any election on its platform for two years.
This was announced by the disciplinary committee of the party on Thursday in Awka, Anambra State capital.
Rising from a four-hour sitting at the party secretariat  the panel said that Nwoye and others who had been earlier suspended by the state executive committee were guilty of allegations leveled against them.

ANAMBRA GOVERNMENT PARTNERS ITALIAN NGO ON HEALTH DEVELOPMENT

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 In a quest for a healthier Anambra, the state has collaborated with an Italian non-governmental organization Opera Don Bonifacio Azione Verde (ODBAV) to further improve, develop and provide free excellent Medicare to her citizenry.
The state government trough the health ministry in Awka, welcomed the team of ODBAV professionals which was led by a Nigerian born catholic cleric, Rev Fr Boniface Duru and assured them of a happy and interesting stay in the ever peaceful state.
In his introductory address the leader of the team Fr Duru explained that Opera Don Bonifacio Azione Verde was a health inclined non governmental organization in Rome, Italy that is focused in giving attention to the sick and as well developing the educational aspect of underprivileged individuals by providing scholarship and other learning materials to them.

Thursday

TOP 5 SUMMER ESSENTIALS FOR HER

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Obiano’s Growing Popularity Rattles the Opposition who mounts vicious attacks by Ejimonu Udenka

The growing popularity of the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano who turned sixty Saturday has rattled the opposition who have resorted to vicious attacks and campaign of calumny aimed at whittling down the accolades from Ndi Anambra and his admirers across Nigeria which trailed the birthday anniversary.
Although governor Obiano insisted and marked a solemn birthday comprising of a Holy Mass and reception for guests thereafter at his impressive country home in Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area, the unsolicited expression of love and goodwill messages from Nigerians have stirred apostles of hate to come up with spurious write-ups and claims on social media platforms just to defuse the uniqueness of the attainment of the landmark age by the governor.

Sustaining the Legacy of Growth and Development in Anambra State


A Lecture Delivered by the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano at the Distinguished Lecture Series of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

Rivers’ scandal – Will Amaechi go to Jail?

By Oshiokpekhai Utu-Orbih
According to President Mohammed Buhari, “if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us”. This popular quote reverberated all over my mind as I read the very detailed petition by The Integrity Group, an anti-corruption, non-governmental organization based in Port Harcourt, against the former governor of the oil rich Rivers State, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. Amaechi headed the Buhari
Campaign Organization – the major group that ran General Mohammed Buhari  presidential campaign.

Buhari Gives Service Chiefs 3 Months Ultimatum to Flush Out Boko Haram Insurgency From Nigerian-PHOTOS

                                                                      
The Nigerian President, Mr.  Muhammadu Buhari has issued a three months grace priod to Service Chiefs to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the country.
He gave the directive while officially decorating newly appointed and cleared by the Senate service chiefs with their new ranks.
Those decorated are– Major-Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin (Chief of Defence Staff), Major-Gen. T.Y. Buratai (Chief of Army Staff), Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas (Chief of Naval Staff) and Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Chief of Air Staff).
President Buhari urged them to fashion out strategies to defeat the jihadists in next three months.





Fashole Clears Alleged N78 Million Website Rumour

 The former Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has finally broken the silence over alleged rumour making rounds , detailing how the Lagos State Government under his watch as Governor, spent the sum of N78 million for the upgrade of the website – www.tundefashola.com.
According to a budget report on the website of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (LSPPA), the contract was awarded to Info Access Plus Limited.

Metu Reelection Bid Suffers Setback As PDP Anambra Exco Calls For His Resignation



 As part of effort put in place by concerned stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra State to harmonise the different factions of the party that historically antagonised one another to the delight of smaller parties may have run into a hitch.
The divisions have indeed become sharper as a group led by the party’s immediate past governorship candidate, Comrade Tony Nwoye has taken up arms against the mainstream led by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh. A third force led by Chief Chris Uba is standing by.
THE new faction led by Tony Nwoye surfaced last Thursday and has Prince Ossy Ezenwa as state chairman, while Chief Basil Ejidike is the state secretary.

Former Abia Governor Kalu, Gets NFF Endorsement To Contest FIFA Presidency Job



Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu is set to emerge FIFA President if he gets the endorsement of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Kalu is in the news for the office of FIFA president which Sepp Blatter will vacate soon.
Former Wimbledon star John Fashanu is among those campaigning for Kalu to contest the election.
Kalu must first be endorsed by the Nigeria Football Federation before he can vie for the seat.
But the federation must also consider section one of article 13 of the FIFA statutes on such election.

Kentucky Judge orders clerk to issue gay marriage licenses



As part of activities to institutionalise same sex marriage in America as being pronounced by a ruling of the the Supreme Court which would serve as judicial precedence, a federal judge  in Kentucky hasordered a county clerk  to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was one of a handful of local elected officials across the country that stopped issuing marriage licenses after the court's ruling in June. She said issuing a marriage license to a gay couple would violate her Christian beliefs and argued the U.S. Constitution protected her religious freedoms.

Wednesday

Borno Elder: Season of apologies




 By Oshiokpekhai Utu-Orbih

It came with great relief, reading the Press Statement by the Borno Elders Forum, demanding an apology from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan “over the death of Borno State residents” during the various Boko Haram attacks under his administration. I was relieved because the first thing that came to my mind was that finally, the war against Boko Haram was over. The bombings were over, there would be no more death of innocent residents of Borno State. The federal government had been able to either arrive at a ceasefire or perhaps, that the blood suckers have been totally subdued, and it is time for stocktaking.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian Air force Training Helicopter Crashes Into Third Mainland Lagoon, Lagos


Information reaching Ashiwaju.org disclsosed that an Helicopter Nigerian Airforce Training Helicopter on test training crashed in the third Mainland Lagos, Nigeria.
The accident which happened at about 11..45 am Wednesday revealed that the training pilot dogged to crash land on the third mainland bridged that recorded the highest vehicular movement in Lagos and preferred to nosedived into the Lagoon for safety crash.

Obiano doles out N10m Palliative to Ose-Okwodu Market Fire Victims



 Ifeadinmesi: Gov Obiano with Ose Market Traders
Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has once again made good on a promise made before Ndi Anambra with the distribution of the sum of N10 million as palliatives to the victims of the Ose-Okwodu Market fire incident of April 2014. Speaking during the presentation of cheques to the Ninety-Seven beneficiaries at his Aguleri country home in Anambra East Local Area, governor Obiano said that the gesture was in keeping with his promise to Ndi Anambra to continue to pursue programmes that will impact positively on their lives.

Tension High In Umunya As Assassin Suspects Granted Bail

 
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The three suspects arrested on the alleged planned assassination attempt of the traditional ruler of Umunya, Igwe Kris Onyekwuluje , was yesterday arraigned before an Nteje Magistrate court on a one count charge of conspiracy.

NUJ Anambra Inaugurates New Chapel

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Anambra State Council has inaugurated a new chapel called Community News Reporters Chapel (CNRC).
CNRC which currently make it 12 chapels of NUJ in Anambra State is made up of conglomeration of experienced community news oriented journalists cut across both print and broadcast media within the state.

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