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April 21, 2018

Factory Brewing Fake Malt, Stout Uncovered

Factory Brewing Fake Malt Stout Uncovered

  The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday uncovered an illegal brewery where malt drinks and fake stout are produced at Egbe-Afa, Igbobo area of Ikorodu in Lagos. Five of the suspects behind the factory were also arrested by a team led by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who took newsmen to the scene of the crime. It was discovered that the illegal brewery produced malt drinks, stout and Ethanol which they pump into trucks to bottle at another location. According to Imohimi, the suspects would be further interrogated to know where the drinks were bottled and…

Lady crushed while escaping from robbers

Lady crushed while escaping from robbers

  A lady, Miss Oluwafeyidara Adekoya was on last Sunday evening crushed to death by a hit-and- run driver while escaping from suspected armed robbers at the Anthony Bus-stop, Lagos. A witness said two men attempted to snatch her bag as she waited to board a bus. The lady took to her heels, but the robbers went after her. The witness said: “As the hoodlums were about snatching her hand bag and phones, she took to her heels, and while crossing the road she was ran over by oncoming vehicle. One of her attacker was also crushed.” “The lady died…

Court Orders Arrest of Former Enugu Governor, Nnamani

Chimaroke Nnamani

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has issued a bench warrant against the former governor of Enugu State, Dr Chimaroke Nnamani, over alleged misappropriation of public funds while in office. Justice Chuka Obiozor made the order, yesterday due to the former governor’s failure to appear before the court to take his plea in a criminal charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, over alleged N5.3 billion fraud. Justice Obiozor had on Thursday; last week ordered that the former governor should appear before him to take his plea, on the alleged fraud. But…

Utomi, Agbakoba, Okpanachi Headline Emerging African Leaders Conference

Leading minds in Nigeria’s civil liberties community are set to address an international conference for emerging African leaders scheduled to take place at the Domus Fidei Hotel, Ikeja,Lagos, November 25, 2017. Senior Advocate of Nigeria and NBA nominee for the Nigerian Supreme Court, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba will speak on the State of the Nation to expose future leaders to problems and prospects facing them, while Professor Pat Utomi, former presidential candidate in Nigeria and founder of Centre for Value Leadership will speak on Ethical Leadership to immerse the future leaders  in the virtues needed for effective leadership in Africa. Others…

‘Charly Boy’ leads campaign against bad governance

…Inaugurates “Our Mumu Don Do” campaign Maverick musician and show-biz impresario, Charly Boy Oputa stormed Owerri Friday, July 21 with hundreds of youths to protest bad governance in Imo State. Charley Boy mobilized thousands of students from the various tertiary institutions in the state for the street protest which kicked off at Imo State University gate and terminated at Okigwe Road Roundabout. The activist is of the view that “the people should not fear the government; rather, the government should fear the people.” He enjoined Nigerians to stand up and be counted in the fight against oppression and intimidation. He…

Buhari suspends SGF, NIA DG

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, have been suspended from office and placed under surveillance, by President Muhammadu Buhari. Their suspension Wednesday followed an alleged involvement in corruption. Daily Sun gathered that the movements of the duo are being monitored, as investigation into their cases commences. Their suspension, which would last pending the outcome of the investigations, was contained in a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina. The SGF is being investigated following allegations that he violated law and…

Medical Tourism: Let the change begin

Beside food and shelter, man’s greatest need is health. Good health is vital and that is why people can give anything in exchange for it.  Those who are medically challenged and can afford it go the extra mile to get the best medical care for themselves and their loved ones.  This is why medical tourism is booming, and a nation like Nigeria, with poor infrastructure and medical facilities, is a prime target. Everyone knows Nigerians love life, comparatively, and try their best to live long.  Anything that spells ill health or untimely death is hated passionately.  If in doubt, cast…

Lagos Govt ready to take over National Stadium

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has said his administration is ready to take over the National Stadium in Lagos from the Federal Government and transform it to world class sporting centre. Ambode said this, yesterday, after he inspected facilities at the 45-year-old  stadium, in company with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, who described the stadium as a disaster and national shame. The governor bemoaned the deplorable condition of the stadium and expressed preparedness to hit the ground running towards restoring the stadium once it is officially handed to the state. Ambode said his administration has decided to prove…

Man disappears after wife gives birth to triplets

A woman whose husband absconded when she gave birth to triplets has appealed to government and individuals to come to her rescue. Mrs Queen Udekwe, 35, had previously given birth to a set of twins. She told newsmen in Benin on Tuesday that her husband, Mr. Matthew Udekwe, from Enugu State took to his heels when she gave birth to triplets nine months ago. Mrs Udekwe, who took her case to the secretariat of the Edo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Benin, said that she was looking onto public-spirited individuals and government. He said, “My husband…

Tell Buhari Nigerians are suffering, nothing is working

  – Anglican Priest tells Amaechi The Vicar of the Church of the Resurrection, Anglican Communion, Lagos, Ven. Ife Okupevi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps in addressing the challenges facing the country. Speaking at the funeral service for late Mrs Elizabeth Nwogwugwu, the mother of THISDAY newspaper editor and Group Executive Director, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Okupevi urged the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi to inform the President that things are not working and Nigerians are suffering. Addressing Amaechi, Ukupevi said, “Please tell Mr. President that things are not working. Nigerians’ joy has been turned to sorrow,…

Nigerians not used to seeing successful people jog, sweat on our street – Buhari tells Facebook founder, Zukerberg

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of social networking website, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, for sharing his wealth of knowledge with Nigerian youths, and inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs. The commendation is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. Adesina said Buhari made the commendation he received the Internet entrepreneur at the State House. He said that President Buhari told Zuckerberg that the various meetings he held with Nigerian youths since his arrival were timely, as the country was already exploring…

FUTO: Experts brainstorm on role of Tech. in healthcare delivery

Health scientists from various universities in the country and beyond, recently converged at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) for a four-day international congress on Health Sciences and Technology. The meeting, the first of its kind in Nigeria, which lasted from Monday August 1 to Thursday August 4, 2016, held at the university’s Hall of Excellence, had as its theme: “The Role of Technology in healthcare Delivery”. Dignitaries present included: the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic of FUTO, Prof. Okoro Ogbobe, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze and Prof. Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, VC Federal University Ndifu Ikwo Ebonyi…

Dangling the Sharia Madness …Sharia to go nationwide

Nigeria’s Federal lawmakers instead of attending to nagging socio-economic problems threatening the foundation of this nation, they are busy stirring up the hornet’s nest to further divide and polarize an already balkanized  nation. The latest of such crazy bills, which tends to justify fears of Christians that this administration is secretly executing Islamic agenda, is the Sharia bill which has already scaled Second Reading in the House of Representatives. For strange reasons, non-Muslim lawmakers in the House allowed the legislation to go that far in the parliament without challenge. The bill which plans to increase the power and jurisdiction of…

Obey court order declaring hike in electricity tariff illegal – NLC warns NERC, Discos

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commended the ruling of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos which declared the 45 per cent electricity tariff increase illegal. The NLC gave the commendation on Wednesday while reacting to the ruling in a statement signed by its President, Ayuba Wabba. Wabba said “the court ruled today that the tariff increase by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was illegal and should be reversed immediately. “The increase is illegal, unfair, unjustifiable and a further exploitation of the already exploited Nigerians as due process in the extant laws for such an increment was…

20 feared dead as gunmen invade Lagos Communities

…Schools, markets, shops shut indefinitely In what was described as a reprisal, a group of gunmen yesterday invaded two communities – Elegbete and Igbolomu – in Ikorodu area of Lagos from waterfronts, allegedly killing at least 20 residents. While it confirmed the gruesome attack on the communities and their residents, the Lagos State Police Command debunked reports that the invasion by the gunmen claimed 20 persons as alleged by some residents. But due to the invasion launched early yesterday, a resident of Igbo Olomu told THISDAY that the two communities were deserted, thereby compelling residents, students and public servants among…

Imo CJ tasks Justice sector reform team

Hon. Justice Paschal Nnadi flanked by other legal luminaries at the occasion The Chief Judge of Imo State, Hon. Justice Paschal Nnadi has charged all agencies involved in justice dispensation to collaborate in terms of dispensation of relevant information and feedback from the public. He gave the charge recently while inaugurating the Imo State Justice Sector Reform Team at the Bar Centre, Imo State High Court Owerri, during a three-day retreat organized for them from Monday February 29 to Wednesday March 2, 2016. Justice Nnadi who was accompanied on the occasion by other members of the Upper Bench, including Hon….

Woman pours hot water on 12-year-old boy over N100

The Lagos state Police Command has arrested a 39-year-old trader, Chinwe Abasi, for allegedly brutalising a 12-year-old boy, Chinedu Okorie, with hot water in the Apapa area of the state. Okorie, who is in Junior Secondary School 1, worked as a sales assistant for Abasi, who sold clothing materials in the OyingboMarket. Abasi, a mother of two, from Nnewi, Anambra State, allegedly poured hot water on the boy because he collected N100 from a neighbour to buy a pair of socks to wear to school without her knowledge. According to reports, last Monday when schools resumed, Okorie told Abasi that…

Woman who stole week-old baby in Imo arrested in Lagos

A 25 year old suspect, Nkechi Obi, from Omuwa town in Imo State, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command at Oshodi area of Lagos on November 4, 2015, at about 2 a.m. for carrying a stolen one week old baby boy which she intended to deliver to a female buyer in Lagos. Parading over 20 suspects last week, the commissioner of police CP Fatai Owoseni said the interrogation of the suspect led to the arrest of three other suspects namely Ogechi Njoku, Patience Nwaogbo Ego and Ngozi Izuora, all females and they made confessional statements…

Controversy, Dele Giwa’s assassination: Investigation was marred by interferences from`high places’ – Ex-DIG

  Twenty-nine years after the murder of renowned journalist, Dele Giwa, a retired police chief, Chris Omeben, who conducted the investigation says the unresolved assassination is the most frustrating case he handled in his career. Giwa, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Newswatch Magazine, was killed through a parcel bomb at his Ikeja, Lagos residence on Oct. 19, 1986. Omeben, a former Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), who turns 80 on Oct. 27, told NAN on Monday that the high profile investigation was marred by interferences from “high places”. The DIG explained that even when he had narrowed in on the principal…

New constitution: 20 states reject LG Autonomy —Imo, 15 others support it

No fewer than 20 states of the federation have rejected autonomy for local governments in the fourth amendment of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). In the report of the committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution submitted by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, 20 states voted against local government autonomy while 16 states voted in support. Twenty-four states were needed for local governments to be free from control of state governments. The 20 states that voted against are Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kwara, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, Rivers, Taraba,…