Senator Dino Melaye arrives Senate Ethics Committee's investigative hearing on his alleged certificate scandal. The Vice Chancellor of ABU, Ibrahim Garba is here too.
British High Commissioner to Nigeria Paul Arkwright,reps of NL,EU, US, France, Germany & Italy met with VP Osinbajo where they discussed the way forward for Niger Delta.According to Paul Arkwright,they agreed that there will be no military action.He said continuous engagement is the key.They also discussed the progress made so far in securing lasting peace in Niger Delta
As shared by Micheal Ogunlaja....
'I knew her for more than two years.Tope was a good girl, humble, nice and jovial lady. She was a prestigious lady ready to sacrifice everything for someone. I remember those moment we spent together reading, joking, and tackling serious issues. Memories of u tope can never vanish from my life. Tope u never tell me u will go this soon. It was a shock when i heard ur death. Why would death Pick u. The last time we saw, we talked, joke, laugh and sober together not knowing that was the last time we were gonna to see. Indeed we lost icon, an akokite.u will forever be in my heart.
Finally tope has been buried this morning.Myself and ras rap with Taiwo Akinbinu wept bitterly as tope corpse was been put into the grave. What a small world we lived in.
Let all be good and live a good and holy life because one day death is coming to pick us one by one.
We loved u but God loves u more. Till that day where we will meet in the blossom feet of God almighty where death won't separate us till eternity.
So sad. I give u my last respect tope.
R.i.p Tope omolara .
May your gentle soul rest in peace'.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan,his amiable wife, Patience, Governor of Bayelsa state Seriake Dickson and Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonahn rtd last week attended the Coronation and Presentation of Staff of Office to HRM Dumaro Charles Owaba in Ogbia Town.
Unemployment Made Me Impersonate Lagos Land Use Officer - Suspect
Olaitan Shofolahan, 37, a man arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for impersonating officials of the Lagos State Land Use Charge has blamed unemployment as the cause of his action.
Shofolahan, an Accounting graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, was arrested on Thursday in Lekki Phase 1, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos. He was arrested while attempting to defraud a resident of the posh estate of several millions Land Use Charge dues.
The suspect, who was working in his brother’s audit firm in Sabo, Yaba area of Lagos, before abandoning the job in search of better offer. He stated that his moves to join the Lagos State Public Service were frustrated by lack of vacancy.
According to the suspect, “I was working with my brother in his audit firm in Sabo, Yaba, earning N45,000 monthly salary before I left the firm in search of employment…. I was at Lagos State Civil Service Commission several times to seek employment. It was during one of my visits that I learnt that payment for Land Use Charge in the state is through a code. The code is engraved on every metal sticker issued to every house.”
“It is with this code that you get an annual bill of the house and that you can get your charges printed out for you free with the bills. That was how I started moving round choice location to get their code and print their bills…. Any house that does not owe, I discard but those with huge bills, I work on them. But I noticed that some of them requested for my id–card. I forged a Lagos State Government identity card using a sample that I saw somewhere in Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja,” he stated.
￼He added, “I have being in the business since February, 2015. I have observed that owners of buildings in Lekki have capacity to settle their bills quickly, that was why I have focused there. Unfortunately for me, it was this location that I was caught…. I entered the building in Lekki Phase 1, unknown to me that the officials of the Lagos State Land Use Charge were there with the house owner. I saw the owner discussing with them but I didn’t know their identity. The owner of the building after sitting me down, invited RRS officials to arrest me.”
Shofolahan explained further; “since I have been impersonating, I have only realised N30,000 which I collected from an home owner in Alausa while pretending to be an official of the State. I have not collected any other money apart from that. Each and every time I visited these buildings, they ask me to come back later”.
Found with the suspect after his arrest were five land use bills with varied charges above N1 million and a forged identity card of The Lagos State Government.
Confirming the incident, the Police PPRO, ASP Olarinde Famous Cole, said that there would be no hiding place for criminals in Lagos State adding that officers of the command are at alert to nip crime in the bud.
The suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigations
As shared by Juliet.....
'Biko UMUNNEM.Praise God with me.
My Anty got married since 1996 and have not had any child since then.later on she took in and carried the pregnancy for 3years and 2 months. Just yesterday she gave birth to the long awaited baby(boy).two days to Mothering Sunday after TWENTY ONE YEARS. My Anty will be called a Mother this year.God of miracle THANK YOU'
From the little I could understand from the story shared in Hausa by Yobe Times,security (SSS) officials in Bauchi State have arrested one of the commanders of the Boko Haram, whose name is Nasir Sani aka Osama.He was arrested at Ahmadu Bello Street, in the city of Bauchi few days according to a statement by officials of SSS.Osama, one of the commanders of Boko Haram who had earlier been arrested escaped from prison in October 2010.
Also a member of Boko Haram, named Adam Jibrin,a senior commanders of the group, was arrested in a market in Gombe.
Our Hausa readers should please explain more with the help of the screenshot below
As shared by Hon. Evance.......
Another of my Constituent, Mr. Sunday Idama, a Senior Staff of the Delta State University, Abraka- Library Department, 50 years with 14 children was brutally murdered by the ravaging Fulani Herdsmen on Friday in his Cassava farmland in Ovre Abraka.
I have reported to the whole world that I was briefed by my constituents residing across Ethiope East Mainland; towns/villages and Ethiope East Hinterlands; Ovre-Eku/Abraka/Igun of the sighting by some of them of an unspecified Helicopter said to be dropping supplies in the same Ovre-Eku/Abraka axis.
Since after my receipt of that brief, five of my Constituents namely Mr. Philip Akpine, Mr.Francis Okotie, Mr. Sunday Couple, Mr. Eyabigun Akpovena and Mr. Sunday Idama have all been slaughtered by this mercenaries; Fulani Herdsmen in their farmlands in Ovre-Abraka
which is a safe haven, dwelling and business place for thousands of Fulani Herdsmen and their cattle.
My people are helplessly susceptible, defenceless and vulnerable to this menace. The Herdsmen escapade and atrocities against my exposed constituents includes killing and Kidnapping them, maiming, rapping and attacking them.
It is estimated that we have over 2,000 Fulani Herdsmen and over 10,000 cattle in the various parts of the vast deserts- which many people have christened Ethiope East Sambisa Forest.
I wish to appeal to the security agencies to visit the "Ethiope East Sambisa Forest" and properly investigate the activities of the criminal elements of the herdsmen and bring them to justice.
Chief (Hon) Evance Ivwurie
Member representing Ethiope East
Delta State House of Assembly, Asaba'
As shared by Uju.....
'This Man Mr Daniel Ebem was killed last week Sunday after church service at his father's compound at Nneogidi village Agulu by his elder brother's Son by Name Mr Chigboo Edem . Chigboo said that Daniel don't want to help him therefore he used cutlass to cut the his uncle into pieces'.
The Former Governor of Lagos State and the current Honourable Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) was a guest today at Lagos House, Ikeja. Governor Ambode welcomed t and appreciated him for his years of meritorious service to the Government and People of Lagos.Governor Ambode said.....
'The Lagos State Government will collaborate with and support the Federal Government to execute projects for the benefit of Lagosians and Nigerians'.
As shared by Diallo Sunday on March 24....
'People who frequently travel Abuja-Kaduna expressway be careful and travel preferably by day. The pictures below are of a robbery attack last night. Driver was killed and two passengers shot. Stay safe my people.
I was not involved. A colleagues mum was'.