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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Flood sinks Onitsha: Seven drown, goods destroyed by downpour

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MEND is dead –Asari Dokubo

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•Says Amnesty is a fraud

Abomination In Ogun State: Oba Lateef Adeniran Akanni, stripped naked, palace burnt

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The paramount king of the ancient town of Ado-odo in Ogun State, Oba Lateef Adeniran Akanni, the Olofin Adimula of Ado-odo, in Ado-odo-Ota Local Government in Ogun state was mercilessly beaten, stripped naked and his palace razed by some angry members of his community.
According to an eye-witness who pleaded anonymity the Oba allegedly slapped a member of the community during a heated argument, of which the action of the Oba sparked up an anger by some youths withing the community. The angered youth pounced on the king, beat him mercilessly, wounded and stripped him naked before thousands of passersby. The palace was also reportedly burnt.
Oba Lateef Adeniran Akanni, the Olofin Adimula of Ado-odo was enthroned as the paramount king of Ado-odo kingdom in a couple of years ago. We gathered that the Oba has been unpopular among his people since his enthronement. Investigation revealed that the king was enthroned as a result of supreme court ruling on his favour as the Olofin Adimula of Ado-Odo during the rein of Otunba Gbenga Daniel as the Governor of Ogun State after 26years of legal battle. It was further gathered that the oba was not the popular candidate the community of Ado-odo had wanted as their king. But since the ruling of the highest court of the land, the supreme could not be reversed, they had no choice. Since then, there have been lots of fracas within the community which had left many houses burnt, several people dead and so many other flee the ancient town of Ado-odo in safety of their lives
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We got N13m to free Okonjo-Iwuala’s mother –Suspect

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The Cult of Power By Okey Ndibe

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Jonathan orders PDP to capture 32 states in 2015

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Court begins trial of son of ex- Kogi Governor - pmnews

The trial of Mustapha Audu, son of former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu and his wife Zara Audu commenced Monday, 15 April 2013 before Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar of the High Court of the Federal Capital, Territory, Abuja.
Mustapha, his wife and their company, Constructor Guild Limited are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for their alleged role in a N18 million land scam.
They were alleged to have falsely obtained the sum from one Nike Kolawole under the pretext that they will get her a four- bedroom house at Katampe Extension, Abuja; and another property at Camelyn Estate, Idu Sabo, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
When they were first arraigned on February 26, 2013 they pleaded not guilty to the 3-count charge preferred against them by the anti-graft agency.
At the resumed hearing, key prosecution witness Nike Kolawole, while being led in evidence stated how the accused persons persuaded her sign an agreement to develop properties for her in Abuja but failed to deliver.
According to her, she met the second accused, Zara Audu whom she confided in, that she was interested in buying properties in Abuja but will prefer an arrangement that allows for payment by installment as she would be unable to mobilize all the funds at once for the type of properties which she desired.
When a proposal was presented to her for a four bedroom bungalow to be built at a yet to be procured land at Camelyn Estate, Idu Sabo and another property at Katampe Extension both in Abuja, Kolawole said she signed the agreement, convinced by the pedigree of the developers as evidenced by photographs of commissioned houses developed by their company in Lagos and the lands acquired by them in Abuja which were shown to her by the accused persons.
She stated that two separate agreements were drafted on the 6th of June, 2011 in which she agreed to pay a total of N53million for both houses.
She said she immediately paid the sum of N3 million as commitment fee and subsequently paid N10million and N5million respectively for the take off of both projects.
But in December 20, 2011, Kolawole informed the second accused that she was no longer interested in the properties since no moves were made to construct the houses and therefore asked for a refund.
The accused persons promised in writing to refund her by March, 2012; a promise they never kept.
Following Kolawole’s testimony, defence counsel, Okechukwu Ajunwa asked for a short date to enable him cross examine the witness.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Foreign Minister’s Visit To Austria: Embassy Ban Nigerians From Snapping Photos With Olugbenga Ashiru

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E-Passport Machine Commissioned In Austria By Comrade Abba Moro

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Scandal In Austria: Nigerian Ambassador, Maria Oyeyinka Laose Disgraced In Vienna By Nigerian Communities - Uzoma Ahamefule

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Scandal In Austria: Ambassador Maria Oyeyinka Laose Disgraced In Vienna Part 2 By Uzoma Ahamefule

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INEC Imo State, A Criminal Corporation under JEGA By Hilary Eni Njoku


Ambassador Olugbenga
In furtherance of the efforts by the Federal Government at tackling the barrage of consular challenges facing Nigerians abroad and the continued drive for attracting greater inflow of Foreign Direct Investment as espoused by Mr. President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs (HMFA), Ambassador Olugbenga A. Ashiru, MFR, today opened a two day Regional Seminar of Heads of Nigerian Missions in Asia and the Pacific holding in Beijing, China. At the seminar which had the Honourable Minister of State I, Professor (Mrs) Viola Adaku Onwuliri, 13 Ambassadors and 2 Consuls General in attendance, the HMFA noted that it was essential to constantly self - assess and review foreign policy initiatives so as to enhance effective service delivery for the benefit of Nigerians, both home and abroad.
While Nigeria enjoys excellent political and economic relations with most nations, consular matters arising from the activities of a few compatriots had served to pose irritants to Nigeria’s relations. This Seminar would adopt positions to effectively tackle such irritants and ensure that genuine cases of maltreatment of Nigerians by foreign countries are identified and appropriately resolved. While noting that inadequate funding of Missions continues to hamper effective discharge of the mandate of Missions, the Honourable Minister implored participating Ambassadors to accord priority attention to consular responsibilities within the limit of available resources.
Key issues covered on the first day of seminar include; the welfare of Nigerians in prisons or detention centres broad, Prisoner Exchange and Transfers, as well as Drug and Human Trafficking, that have all reached an alarming proportions in the region.
The second day of the Seminar would focus on investment promotion strategies by the Missions in the Asia and the Pacific region.

         It will be recalled that the first of the six regional Seminars was held in Accra, Ghana from 26 – 27 March 2013 for the West African sub-region and Nigeria’s neighbours.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

4th April, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013