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23.10.18

Fayose Takes Stomach Infrastructure To EFCC, Feeds Over 150 People

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Fayose Takes Stomach Infrastructure To EFCC, Feeds Over 150 People
Ayodele Fayose
 
The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose who is currently on trial in Lagos has taken his Stomach Infrastructure to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission office after providing food for over 150 people (detainees and visitors).
 
According to his media aide, Lere Olayinka, 'the highly elated detainees jointly sang the National Anthem after their stomachs were adequately serviced'.

'Also, he has secured lawyers for some of the detainees that are in genuine need of legal representation and promised to assist those having challenges in meeting their bail conditions' he said.

22.10.18

No Evidence Of Nnamdi Kanu's Appearance In Jerusalem - Isreali Govt.

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No Evidence Of Nnamdi Kanu's Appearance In Jerusalem - Isreali Govt.
Nnamdi Kanu in Jerusalem
 
While speaking during an interaction with some African Journalists in Jerusalem, the spokesman of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Emmanuel Nashon, yesterday, said it has no evidence about the appearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in the country.
 
The Israeli government official said that the pictures and videos showing Nnamdi Kanu praying in Israel could be old, adding that there was no evidence that the leader of IPOB was in their country of recent.
 
“There are no details about his recent visit to this country yet,” Emmanuel said, adding that the pictures and videos could be old ones.
 
Speaking on their relationship with Africa, Emmanuel said Israel has been misconstrued adding that they are getting back to their old friends.
 
“Our relationship with Africa is extremely important,” Emmanuel said insisting that the continent stand to benefit more from Israel.
 
“Israel is a peaceful nation that believes in the process of the world at this changing times,” Emmanuel disclosed, adding that they have different religion such as: Judaism, Christianity and Islam that live peacefully with one another.
 
“Jerusalem is one of the great cities in the world. We have Judaism, Christianity and Islam as religions. We are considering a lot of networks with Africa and African Journalists will get direct contact with Israel journalist so that you don’t need to take news from a agencies.”
 
“Our embassies will also provide you with information any time you want it. Israel is a place with a lot of diversity and you see Jews from Africa and other parts of the world. We have Christians we have Muslims also. We are united in Israel,” he added.

85-Year-Old Paul Biya Has Been Elected For A 7th Term As President Of Cameroon

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85-Year-Old Paul Biya Has Been Elected For A 7th Term As President Of Cameroon
Paul Biya
 
Cameroon's President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.
 
Mr Biya, at 85 Africa's oldest head of state, was re-elected with 71.3% of the vote, according to official results.
 
Opposition calls for a re-run of the presidential election were rejected by the Constitutional Council last week.
 
Riot police were deployed on Sunday to the major cities of Yaoundé and Douala in case of opposition protests.
 
Cameroon's two English-speaking provinces have been hit by more than a year of violent protests and attacks by separatist rebels which have left hundreds dead.
 
Two days before results were announced, Africa's longest-serving President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of neighbouring Equatorial Guinea congratulated Mr Biya on his win.
 
Mr Biya's nearest challenger, Maurice Kamto of the MRC/CRM, gained just 14.2%.
 
Across the country, only half of Cameroon's voting-age population took part in the polls. Tens of thousands of people were unable to cast their votes because of insecurity.
 
Threats of violence made against would-be voters by rebels in the Anglophone regions reportedly deterred many from casting their ballot.
 
Voter turnout in the country's two Anglophone regions was as low as 5%, according to the International Crisis Group. Official figures give an almost 16% turnout in the English-speaking South-West region.
 
Witnesses have told AFP news agency they heard gunfire on Monday morning in Buea, the capital of the English-speaking South-West region.
 
Cameroon's electoral body Elecam also reduced the overall number of polling stations across the Anglophone North-West and South-West regions, and moved some others from turbulent zones to more secure areas.
 
Up to 18 petitions for the election to be re-run were lodged by opposition members at Cameroon's Constitutional Court, the body responsible for announcing the results, before the results were announced.
 
Among those calling for a fresh vote were President Biya's two main challengers - Mr Kamto and Joshua Osih of the main opposition SDF/FSD.
 
Mr Kamto went as far as declaring himself the winner of the polls despite producing no evidence to prove this.
 
Election observers from the African Union reported that the polls were "generally peaceful" but added that "most parties were not represented amongst the polling personnel".
 
The only other group to send monitors was the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), whose head urged candidates and stakeholders to do their part in preserving peace and use legal channels in any challenges to the results (in French).
 
False claims were made on Cameroon's state-owned television that Transparency International had deployed international observers, forcing the Germany-based campaign group to issue a statement denying them.
 
Cameroon's parliamentary and legislative elections were due to take place at the same time as the 7 October presidential elections but have been postponed to 2019.
 

CBN Revokes Licences Of Nine Micro-Finance Banks

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CBN Revokes Licences Of Nine Micro-Finance Banks
CBN
 
The National Association of Micro Finance Banks on Monday said that nine out of the 34 micro finance banks in Niger have lost their operational banking licences.
 
Mr Sado Daniel, North Central Secretary of the association made the remark in Bida while inaugurating a micro-finance bank established by the Federal Polytechnic, Bida.
 
“These micro-finance banks lost their licences because they fell short during the regulation exercise carried out by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),’’ he said.
 
He said that non adherence to corporate governance contributed to the collapse of the banks, urging the management and staff members of the new bank to adhere strictly to the rules establishing it.
“Banks do not die, people kill them; please do not kill the Federal Polytechnic Bida Micro-Finance Bank; ensure you adhere strictly to the rules of the game,’’ he said.
 
Similarly, Hajia Hajara Mohammed, a representative of the CBN in Minna, said that insider abuse was another huge factor that contributed to the failure of micro-finance banks across the country.
 
Mohammed urged business people to stop diverting loans collected from banks to other purposes such as marriage among other things different from what the loan was meant for.
 
According to her, “until we stop using business money and loans to get married and buy clothes, businesses in the country will not progress.’’
 
She called on the people to work toward ensuring that all loans collected were paid back to enable them to benefit more.
“If you don’t return your loans there is no way you will benefit from loans being made available by the Federal Government through the CBN,’’ she said.
 
Earlier, Dr Abubakar Dzukogi, the Rector of the polytechnic, said that the micro-finance bank was established with a capital base of N20 million adding that it would be increased to N50 million by the year 2019.
 
Dzukogi, who is also Chairman, Board of Directors of the micro-finance bank, said the bank would make banking easy for students and staff members of the polytechnic.
 
He also said that the measure would ease the cashless policy being planned by the CBN.
 
(NAN)

Ooni of Ife's ex-wife Olori Wuraola, congratulates him on his wedding

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Ooni of Ife
Queen Zainab formerly known as Olori Wuraola, took to her IG page to congratulate her ex-husband, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on his wedding to his new wife, Olori Prophetess Naomi. Read what she wrote below.

Ooni of Ife

I Can't Support Osinbajo Because Of My Father - Femi Kuti

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I Can't Support Osinbajo Because Of My Father - Femi Kuti Speaks As VP Visits Fela's Shrine
Femi Kuti speaking as VP Osinabjo watches
 
While speaking on Sunday night at 'Felabration', an annual musical event to celebrate afrobeat music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Femi Kuti stated that he can’t support Prof. Osinbajo’s government because of his father’s beliefs.
 
The Afrobeat singer who made the statement at Afrikan Shrine, and admitted that the vice president had visited him at home, said;
 
“Vice President Osinbajo came to me, to my house for support, he’s standing here and I am saying this here, but I told him I can’t support because of my father’s support and he understands but he’s my friend, so he understands,” he told the crowd in attendance.
 
“He said he wanted to come to the shrine to see what everybody is saying about Shrine and I am happy that he came and saw that we are not crazy here. He said he didn’t know this place was this big.”
 
Recall that during his tenure as military head of state, President Muhammadu Buhari had sentenced Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Femi’s father, to jail for five years.
 
He was found guilty of illegally attempting to export £1,600 in foreign currency – money that Fela said he had earned abroad.
 
Meanwhile, it was gathered that various dignitaries attended the week-long event at the New Afrika Shrine including Ituah Ighodalo, senior pastor at Trinity House.
 
Some of the acts who entertained fans during the course of the week were Davido, Timaya, Ycee, Reminisce, Pasuma, Reekado Banks, Tuface, Femi Kuti, Made and Simi.
 
Watch a video from the event below;

What Nnamdi Kanu Said About His Trial During His Press Conference

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What Nnamdi Kanu Said About His Trial During His Press Conference
Nnamdi Kanu
 
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed not to return to the Federal High Court in Abuja where he was standing trial before he left the country.
 
The Federal Government had charged him with treason but Justice Binta Nyako granted him bail after 18 months in detention. Kanu had flouted all the terms of the bail before the military invaded his Abia residence on September 14, 2017.
 
He fled afterwards and resurfaced in Jerusalem on Friday. In a broadcast via Radio Biafra, Kanu boasted that the Nigerian court lacked the capacity to try him.
 
He said the judge who asked his sureties to produce him should have asked the army why they invaded his residence.
 
“The Nigerian court is a Kangaroo court. I did not jump bail, I left because the court failed to protect me.

“I shall not be honouring the court. I cannot be tried by a court I do not recognise. The zoo called Nigeria cannot jail me. I will fight till the last day. Till now, Binta Nyanko’s court has yet to hold a hearing about the circumstances that led the Nigerian Army to come to my house to kill 28 people. Only upon a clear pronouncement of the intentions of that very court, which I suggest to them should be free, will this very case move forward.

“Going forward, there must be guarantee from the international community so that this case can proceed and I will prove once and for all that there is something fundamentally wrong with the brains of those that rule Nigeria.”

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