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APC declares Ondo gubernatorial primary election inconclusive

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The governor of Kogi State Usman Ododo has declared Ondo state APC governorship primary election inconclusive.

The seven-member committee for  Ondo State All Progressives Congress primary election led by Usman Ododo revealed that elections will continue in Okitipupa on Sunday in areas where violence was reported to have disrupted the process.

Recall that the party, held the gubernatorial primary election across the 203 wards in the state on Saturday, April 20.

16 aspirants including governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa participated in the exercise.

In a statement on Saturday night, Mr Ododo said having received reports of the primary election from the 203 Wards in the 18 Local Governments of Ondo State, the primary election committee decided that fresh elections would be conducted in all the 13 wards of Okitipupa Local Government Area.

“Having received reports of the primary election from the 203 Wards in the 18 Local Governments of Ondo State, the Primary election Committee has decided that election will be conducted in all the 13 Wards of Okitipupa Local Government with total validated registered members of 9,515 because of validated reports that the exercise did not hold in the Local government due to late arrival of materials and personnel as a result of logistics challenges,” he said.

“Election in Okitipupa Local Government shall be conducted 12 noon on Sunday 21st April 2024.

“The final collation of the results will be done thereafter.”

Okitipupa is a stronghold of one of the aspirants and serving senator, Jimoh Ibrahim.

Meanwhile, five governorship aspirants of the party had called for the cancellation of the primary election of the party over alleged irregularities.

They are Olusola Oke, Olugbenga Edema, Wale Akinterinwa, Dayo Faduyile and Jimi Odimayo.

They asked the leadership of the APC to remove Mr Ododo as chairman of the electoral committee and repeat the process.

In separate statements, the aspirants alleged that there were no elections in the wards and that materials were not available at voting centres.

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Trouble looms! APC Ward excos suspends Ganduje

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The acting National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje has been suspended by the new ward executives in his ward in Kanu state.

More problem looms  in Kano state Progressives Congress, APC, as new ward executives from Ganduje’s ward, announced fresh suspension

It was earlier reported that that Malam Haladu Gwanjo, a self acclaimed Legal Adviser of another APC faction in Ganduje Ward, announced the suspension of Ganduje last week.

Gwanjo revealed alleged corruption and other vices as reasons for the suspension.

However, another faction represented by the Ward Chairman, Malam Ahmad Ganduje, came out to declare support for Ganduje, saying the ward officials were satisfied with his leadership style.

But in a new twist on Sunday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), another group yet again announced the suspension of Ganduje.

Speaking to journalists, secretary of the faction, Malam Ja’afar Ganduje, who spoke on behalf of 11 other executive members, said the suspension of Ganduje was due to his alleged anti-party activities.

He said this was particularly during the last general election, adding that Ganduje had failed to pay his statutory dues to the party.

He further blamed Ganduje for contributing to the factionalisation of the party at the ward level, which he said had brought the party to disrepute.

“We are the authentic executives of Ganduje ward and we have passed a vote of no confidence and imposed a new suspension on Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for series of reasons.

“First we have suspended Dr. Ganduje’s membership for creating internal conflict among party members at the ward level.

“Another major reason why the authentic executives resolved to suspend Ganduje is the issue of anti-party activities he generated during the 2023 elections which resulted in the party’s failure in the state”, he said.

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Sad! 19 travelers dies, 49 injured in road crash in Kaduna, Ogun road

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Nineteen travelers lost their lives and 49 others were injured in separate accidents in Kaduna and Ogun States.

It was reported In Kaduna that  13 persons died in a fatal accident that occurred at MRS Filling Station on Ahmadu Bello Way within Kaduna metropolis while 40 others sustained injuries.

The incident happened around 11pm on Friday when a trailer with a registration number STK 445 XA was travelling from Kano State, conveying onions and humans on top of the goods, lost control and crashed.

The Kaduna State Sector Commander, Kabir Y. Nadabo, who confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Saturday, attributed the cause of the crash to overspeeding and overloading.

Nadabo was part of the team that conducted the rescue and prompt clearance of the obstruction caused by the accident.

He explained further that the injured were conveyed to Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital for further treatment.

He said the driver of the vehicle dumped the trailer and ran away, adding that efforts were ongoing to find the owners of the vehicle.

He promised that the corps would continue to work hard and liaise with transport stakeholders and the media in preaching safety.

In Ogun, at least six persons died while nine others sustained injuries in separate road crashes between Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, two persons died while one other sustained injuries in an accident at Iyana Odogo on Ilaro-Owode road.

The Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Florence Okpe noted that the accident occured at 6:00pm and involved a Mitsubishi car marked JJJ 854 JH and a truck with registration number T12224LA.

She explained that seven people, comprising four men and three women, were involved.

“One woman got injured while two men were killed from the crash. The suspected causes of the crash were obstruction and speed violation,” she said.

The FRSC spokesperson added that the injured victim and the deceased were taken to the General Hospital, Ilaro.

The Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, advised motorists to drive within the stipulated speed limit and always obey traffic rules and regulations.

On Saturday, four persons were confirmed dead in two separate accidents on Ijebu Ode-Ore road and Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Okpe stated that the first accident occured at Ogbere axis on Ijebu Ode-Ore road and involved a Daf truck marked AYE 886 ZQ and a Volvo truck with registration number MUS 246 YH.

She explained that the suspected causes of the crash were route and speed violation.

“A total of five men were involved, three injured while two others were killed. The injured victims were taken to the State General Hospital, Ijebu Ode.

“One of the corpses was handed over to the families of the deceased and the second one deposited at the General Hospital Morgue Ijebu Ode,” she said.

According to her, the second crash occured at 10:30 a.m on Saturday in Ogere axis after Verony on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Okpe explained that the lone accident, which was caused by excessive speed and loss of control, involved a Toyota Camry marked BDG 526 JC.

She stated that the injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu for medical attention while the deceased were deposited at the hospital’s orgue.

Tinubu pats Tunde Onakoya as he sets new World Records for longest chess marathon

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Tunde Onakoya, Nigerian chess master, for setting a new world chess record at the Times Square. Tunde who set a new record for the longest chess marathon on Saturday, after playing for over 58 hours and winning every match in tow.

Onakoya broke the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the

President Tinubu, in a statement by Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, celebrated the Nigerian Chess Champion and founder of Chess in Slums Africa for the rare feat, but especially for the reason driving this compelling demonstration of character, which is raising funds for African children to learn and find opportunity through chess.

The President said Onakoya has shown a streak customary among Nigeria’s youth population, the audacity to make good change happen; to baffle impossibility, and propel innovations and solutions to the nation’s challenges, even from corners of disadvantage.

The President affirmed that Nigeria’s youths have demonstrated in all fields, including Afrobeats, Nollywood, the pulsating skit-making enterprise, education, science, and technology, that great exploits can truly come from small quarters.

He also commended the inclination of Nigerians – across artificial partitions – for unity, once again exemplified through their undiluted support for this epoch-making endeavour.

The President assured all citizens that his administration remains strongly committed to creating and expanding opportunities for the youth to explore and exercise their abilities and become the symbols of greatness our nation represents into the future.

Similarly, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has hailed renowned chess master, Tunde Onakoya, for setting a new 60-hour chess marathon record.

In a statement posted on his X account on Saturday, Sanwo-Olu hailed Onakoya for breaking the world chess marathon record in Times Square, New York.

He praised Onakoya’s journey from Lagos, Nigeria to global recognition, stating that it embodies the spirit of the city.

He wrote, “Congratulations to chess master, Tunde Onakoya, on breaking the world chess marathon record in Times Square, New York. “Your journey from Lagos, Nigeria to global recognition embodies the spirit of our great city.

“#Tunde_OD continues to demonstrate that greatness can emerge from even the most humble beginnings. His remarkable story serves as a blueprint for all of us in Lagos-a city where his impact has been felt the most, showing that with determination, dreams can indeed soar to monumental heights.

“Tunde’s entire journey was showcased on digital billboards and celebrated with watch parties, capturing the true spirit of Lagos. Despite enduring pain and fatigue, Tunde persevered, driven by his commitment to empower the children he champions.

“This is your moment, Tunde, and Lagos stands with you every step of the way.”

Police Detains Yahaya Bello’s Female ADC, others

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The Nigerian Police Force has detained female police officer attached to former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

It was reliably gathered that the female officer was nabbed with other officers attached to the former governor on the suspicion that they aided Bello’s escape from security operatives to effect his arrest on Wednesday in Abuja.

Recall that the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun had on Thursday night directed the immediate withdrawal of all officers attached to Bello.

The order for the withdrawal, which was contained in a police wireless message, followed the disappearance of Bello from his Abuja home after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) besieged the residence.

The anti-graft agency had also declared Bello wanted, urging Nigerians with useful information about his whereabouts to report to the nearest police station.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Information in Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo said Governor Usman Ododo did not shield former Governor Yahaya Bello from the arrest of the EFCC.

Fanwo stated this in an interview with Channels Television on Friday. 

He said Ododo is committed to upholding the laws of the country, including respecting its legal processes.

“Governor Ododo did not assist in Bello’s departure from his residence; the EFCC’s claims are misinformation aimed at furthering their objectives. Bello is not evading anyone; the existing court injunction protects his fundamental rights,” he said.

Fanwo rejected the anti-graft agency’s claims, describing them as baseless and a product of an organized disinformation campaign.

He said Bello was not attempting to avoid arrest, saying a state high court injunction protects the former governor from harassment by the anti-graft agency.

The commissioner dismissed the commission‘s allegations as he questioned the agency’s certainty about Bello’s whereabouts.

He said Governor Ododo remained a law-abiding leader who respects the rule of law and the Constitution of the country.

Forensic experts found Usifo Ataga’s blood on Chidinma Ojukwu’s dress

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The trial of an undergraduate student, Chidinma Ojukwu, for the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, continued on Tuesday at the Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Lagos Island with the testimony of a forensic expert, Dr Richard Somiari.

Dr Somiari, who testified as the eleventh prosecution witness, told the court that the DNA blood sample found on Chidinma’s red dress matched that of the victim – Ataga.

Led in evidence by the Lagos State Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs Adenike Oluwafemi, Somiari, a director and consultant for the Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, told the court that he had practised in the area of forensic for 15 years and had conducted over 500 forensic tests.

The forensic analyst also told the court that concerning Chidinma’s case, his office received 21 items from their DNA centre staff members on different days.

EFCC FILES CHARGES AGAINST CUBANA CHIEF PRIEST

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The allegations brought against Cubana were submitted on April 4th by EFFC prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN) and a team of seven other lawyers representing the Commission’s Chairman.

In Count 1, it was alleged, “that you, Okechukwu Pascal on 13th Feb. 2024, at Eko Hotel, within the jurisdiction of the court, while dancing during a social event, tampered with funds in the denomination of N500 (Five Hundred Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same for two hours, and you thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007”.

In count 2, it was alleged, “that you Okechukwu Pascal sometime in 2020, in Lagos during a social event, tampered with funds in the denomination of N500 (Five Hundred Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same for two hours, and you thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007”.

In Count 3, it was alleged, “that you Okechukwu Pascal sometime in January 2024, in Lagos during a social event, tampered with funds in the denomination of N500 (Five Hundred Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same and you thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007”.

The court hearing happened shortly after the EFCC brought charges against the well-known cross-dresser Idris Okuneye, popularly referred to as Bobrisky, for comparable offenses and handed down a six-month jail term.

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Bobrisky’s male genital features are intact – NCoS Offcial

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Nigerian Correctional Service Addresses Bobrisky’s Gender Assessment in Prison

The Nigerian Correctional Service has provided an update on the treatment of crossdresser Bobrisky during his incarceration. Bobrisky received a six-month prison sentence for abusing the naira, as ordered by Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

A prison official told Punch that Bobrisky was thoroughly examined upon admission, and no changes or realignment in his gender or genitalia were discovered. His male biological features remain unchanged, aligning with his public declaration as a male and court records.

Bobrisky has been assigned a cell with other inmates and a bed space. He follows the facility’s daily routines, including attending classes and meal times, without receiving any special treatment.

The official emphasized that Bobrisky is subject to the same rules as other inmates, including strict penalties for any attempts at sodomy or homosexuality, which are prohibited in the facility.

[VIDEO]Yoruba Nation Agitators Attempt Oyo State Secretariat Takeover

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Yesterday, a group of “Yoruba Nation” agitators attempted to take control of the Oyo State Secretariat. The activists made their presence known by entering the government building and occupying parts of the facility, creating tension and disrupting the day’s proceedings.

The situation escalated as the agitators, led by Ms. Modupe Onitiri Abiola, sought to assert their claims for the secession of the Yoruba Nation from Nigeria. Security forces were called to the scene, and a confrontation ensued.

During the clash, at least three agitators were reportedly killed, and numerous arrests were made. The police confirmed the detention of 20 suspects and seized weapons, including pump-action guns, life cartridges, and cutlasses, along with other equipment such as bulletproof vests and camouflage uniforms.

Yoruba Nation leaders, including Prof. Banji Akintoye and Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, distanced themselves from the attempted takeover, emphasizing that they were not involved in the incident. The police, in collaboration with other security agencies, worked to restore order and prevent the agitators from taking full control of the government premises.

 

 

 

 

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