Monthly Archives: November 2019

How 90 Year Old, 3 Others Raped 9 Year old In Niger State

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Niger State police command has arrested 60-year-old man, Usman Ibrahim, and three others for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl in the Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.

According to reports, Usman is a man with five grandchildren, and the other suspects, Zakari Aliyu, 25; Mustapha Isah, 17; and Imurana Aliyu, I6, were arrested by a team of policemen attached to the Paiko Division following a tip-off.

This was disclosed in a statement by the command’s spokesperson, Muhammad Abubakar,
Abubakar said the suspects usually lured the victim with N20 or N50 and then rape her.

They were arrested after one of the suspects was caught in the act by the victim’s mother and he was apprehended by the police
When interrogated.

The victim however, told her mother of the other men who also raped her after giving her N20 or N50.
The police spokesperson said the suspects will be arraigned in court once investigations have been concluded.

Source: The Nation

Breaking News – Court Orders INEC To Restore SDP Candidate For Kogi Poll

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By Eric Ikhilae

A Federal Federal High Court in Abuja has reversed the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission to exclude Mrs. Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party as a candidate in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, in a judgment on Thursday, held that INEC acted outside the law by refusing to accept the party and its candidate ‎for the pol.

Justice Giwa-Ogunbanjo was of the view that INEC was without the power to disqualify any candidate for an election without first obtaining a court order to that effect.

Justice Giwa-Ogunbanjo then proceeded to ordered the Commission to include SPD’s logo on ballot papers meant for the election.

Details shortly….

Read Why Nigeria May Lose Her Spot In Oil Rating Soon

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By Agencies

A world renowned oil engineer, Mr Barth Nwibe, has said that if nothing was done to harmonise the oil sector in Nigeria, the country will loss her rating in oil production in the next 30 Years.

Nwibe said non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill will also contribute to stifling oil production in Nigeria, and that in the next 30 years, Nigeria will struggle to meet up 1 million barrels of oil per day.

The Group Managing Director of Segofs Energy Services (an Oil and Gas company), who spoke on Wednesday at the 4th International Conference on Engineering Adaptation and Policy, Reforms For Industrial Development (ICEAPR), said one of the challenges being faced by Nigeria was low exploration, drilling and production activity.

Speaking under the theme: Nigeria, Beyond The Oil, at the conference, which held in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra state, Nwibe said; “The country had become the poverty capital of the world today. Nigeria today has only 17 rigs, while in the 80s, she had 40 rigs.

“If nothing drastic is done, in the next 30 years, the country would not be able to produce one million barrel of oil a day. Nigeria needs the Petroleum Industry Bill, which has been lying there since 12 years passed into law.

He said the cheapest way to raise funds for the country was to increase the oil production to five million barrels a day, adding that the country needed to embark on urgent agency reforms to increase exploration.

“Our leaders should know that politics and leadership build and destroys a nation. States and the Country need the right people to drive the Country and move her forward.”

He called on the academia to review the education curriculum to ensure that young graduates were equipped with the necessary skills such as robotics, artificial intelligence, ICT etc. to drive the 21st century economy.

In his Opening Speech, the Chairman of the Occasion, Dr Patrick Obi had earlier said that Engineering played key role in ensuring the growth and development of a country’s economy as well as improving the quality of life for citizens within the country.

He said, “A country’s economy is no longer measured by the quantity or volume of her mineral resources. Rather, It is knowledge, and not baggage, that drives economies all over the world.”

I Will Be Sharing The Same Alma Meta With My Daughter

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It is always good to celebrate when good things happens to us, something extraordinary that makes us happy and made history.

This post is about myself and my daughter, we both achieved something remarkable within a week. It did not just happen, or neither was it a coincidence, but the fact that it came at once made it a bit of history.

I totally lost hope of serving my fatherland in the youth service scheme exercise (NYSC) where graduates goes to serve for a period of one year.

Although it was not my intention to serve as I just wanted to focus on being the entrepreneur I am meant to become, all my mates went for service, finished before my own mobilization came a little over a year.

Even though I still hesitate, but was persuaded by people who meant well for me and I accepted to serve, i took up up challenge of dealing with the children as well as discharging my primary assignment.

Don’t also forget that I am a single mother of six 6, my daughter has been in the university studying architecture.

My service year came to and end last week 31st October 2019, and a week later which is 6th of November my first daughter finished her school too as a graduate of Architectural Sciences.

One other coincidence is that we will both have a certificate from the same institution because the school i went to is an affiliate of her own school, and I was awarded my Bsc certificate from her school, this virtually means that we will be sharing the same Alma Meta.

This also shows that whatever we set our minds to, we can achieve. Despite the challenges that life has thrown and is still throwing at us, we pulled through. I think we deserve some accolades

Why I Renounced His Excellency Title, By Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Wednesday renounced the prefix “His Excellency,” saying the title should no longer be attached to his name officially.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement, said: “Good evening Lagos. Your Excellency is a nice title that has been used to signify authority, position in government, authoritarian disposition, executive arrogance, and a demi-god mystique. Today, I wish to drop the title and to embrace a more representative one; Mr. Governor.”

According to him, “In the last five months that I have been privileged to exercise the mandate freely given to me by the great and hardworking people of Lagos State, it has come to my consciousness to review certain features of citizen-government relations.

“These features impede the genuine expression of the democratic spirit of our society and the meaningful exercise of the sovereignty of our people.

“The office of the Governor has been celebrated as the paragon of excellence…

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