Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Rivers Police parade 70 suspects

The police in Rivers State yesterday say in the last six weeks it arrested 70 persons including a woman and youths over alleged involvement in various criminal activities across the state even as it successfully rescued 11 kidnap victims, among which was a 7-year-old Fortune Etuke who was kidnapped in his residence at Uzoba area of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area (LGA), of the state last month.
The State Commissioner of Police (CP), Zaki Ahmed, disclosed these when he paraded the 70 suspects in Port Harcourt, weekend.
They also paraded a 24 year-old Micheal Asu, a native of Ohazara in Ebonyi State, described as a serial offender who specializes in printing fake currencies, especially (N1000, N500 notes). Also found on him was a piece of fake $100 note.
He allegedly owns a printing machine with which he reels out the counterfeit notes in his Port Harcourt residence.
The security operatives in the period under review equally reportedly held Noble Ngiagia, Ibinatem Agbani Lawson and Samuel Monime Princewill who are members of a Sea pirate gangster that holds sway on waterways in the riverine areas of the state.
The gang was allegedly responsible for various kidnap, robbery and murder cases recorded along the water ways, including the killing in June 23, September 3, and November 18, 2016, four Police officers attached to Marine Police.

Three Farmers Arrested by NDLEA

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  said it had arrested three farmers in Kulani village, Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State for allegedly cultivating 160 Kilograms of Indian hemp.

The NDLEA Commandant in the state, Mr Aliyu Adole, stated this in a chat with newsmen in Gombe.
Adole said many farmers were involved in the cultivation of the weed in the state and the agency had been on their trail.
He said the agency had been monitoring the suspects before their arrest.
According to him: “This morning my boys went to the bush and brought them with the exhibits.’’
The commandant said the agency would continue to comb villages in the state to apprehend those involve in the cultivation of Cannabis.
He called on elders and leaders of communities in the state to prevail on their people to stop planting the weed and to report anyone involved in its farming to the agency.
One of the suspects told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he was planting the weed because of poverty.
The suspect said he had been advised by his people to stop planting the weed but he refused to listen to them.

27 Plateau villages under 'strange' Fulani control - lawmaker

Member representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Daniel Dem has raised alarm that over 27 Berom villages are been held by unknown Fulani herdsmen in his constituency.

 The lawmaker also said the armed Fulani who attacked and drove Berom from the communities are not the known Fulanis that have settled among the native Berom.
 Dem made this known in an interview with The Nation in his office at the House of Assembly complex.
 He said, "Berom people who were driven away from their homes are in thousands and are currently taking refuge at a safer ground."
 "It is not a joke to say there are IDPs camps in my constituency. Just recently, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in company of member representing Riyom/Barkin Ladi Federal Constituency visited the IDPs camp to deliver some relief materials.
 "It is true we have IDPs in Riyom Local Government and they are not in one camp; there are several of them. These people have been taking refuge in market stalls for more than two years. Some are squatting with their relations and they are not finding things easy. They are in pathetic situation; they are in thousands who were displaced from various villages.”
Some of the villages affected, he said include: Rafpen, Mase, Shonong, Lua from Bachit district; Jol, Rim, Gwol, Tahol, Sopp while from Riyom district; Jebbu, Kwaki, Gwarim, Gwom and Torok.
He said these villages have been attacked more than twice, prompting them to relocate for safety. “As soon they relocated, these Fulani will take over their houses and remain there.”
Dem disclosed that "Even though there are no more attacks in the areas, government has not been able to guarantee the security of these displaced people to return to their homes. I think the situation of displaced persons in my constituency poses a very huge challenge to governments at all levels; their rehabilitation is beyond the capacity of state and local government authorities.”
He said the people need shelter and security and that though they are ready to go home, they have no home to return to and they have been driven away from their farm lands.
"I made a case when NEMA brought relief materials last week, that the need of these people is not relief materials. They need rehabilitation and empowerment to get back to life again. If they can have shelter and adequate security, they can farm and feed themselves.” The lawmaker said.
He applauded the efforts of security agencies, especially Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) and the state government for restoring peace in the state.
Media officer of OPSH, Captain Umar Ahmed however said, "The command is not aware of any IDPs camp in Riyom local government; we are not also aware of any village forcefully occupied by armed Fulani men.”

Royal Rumbles: Inside Story of Ooni’s Trouble’s Marriage

Ooni, and Olori Wuraola

About Seventeen month ago The royal Kingdom in Africa was fill with joy as the newly Crown first Class king set to married, all road lead to Benin town in Edo State as Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi send his family and royal house in Ile-Ife to fetch for his wife, Olori Wuraola, from Igun N’ Eromwon, Benin, Edo State, Nigeria, the daughter Benin Bronze Casters.
The Millions of dollars married crashed like a cracked egg. The wedding was the most glamorous and most talked about, from the planning and guest list distinguished it from other wedding ceremonies.
Some months age according to in source, there are been allegation and counter allegation from both parties.
Olori wuraola was accused of many unprintable things, and lack of commitment to her marital vows and many say’s it was her past life style that is affecting her that’s why she could not conceived talkless of having her own child.
While some accused the well-respected monarch as not been faithful to an agreement he had before their wedding that he Ooni would not marry another woman, and they both agreed to it but now the Ooni is willing to take another woman, reneging from the agreement which has led to the genesis of this crisis, and that
Ooni wanted to send her out of the palace to bring another woman into the palace and he knows he can’t do that having Olori Wuraola in the palace.
But According to Yoruba tradition a traditional King is hot restricted to marry one wife but as many as he wanted and that there is no barren king in the palace of Oodua. This also put pressure on Kabiyesi to marry another wife.
 Kabiyesi’s Siblings:
L-R Princess Folashade, Adesola and Adebimpe
There is still another issue about the Olori wuraola that she as not been in a talking term with the Monarch siblings Princess Folashade, Adesola and Adebimpe.
One of our source who is a friend to one of Ooni’s Sisters say’s “Kabiyesi have right to married whoever he wanted to marry, our relationship with Olori is cordial we don’t have anything against her, but we respect Kabiyesi’s decision on every issues.
Baba Oba’s Involvement:
There are been another allegation against Baba Oba, Prince Aderopo Ogunwusi who is father of Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi  of not playing a fatherly roll, but that is not true, another family source speak’s to our reporter say there is no father that will allow is son’s marriage to crashed. But the problem is that Prince Aderopo Ogunwusi, the Ooni’s father cannot see his son again but they speak through phone calls and intermediary person the Baba as be in the front roll to make thing right.
Baba Oba, Prince Aderopo Ogunwus and Ooni
Olori Wuraola’s Steps:
On her returned from one of her trip she visited former Nigeria President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to mediate between her and her husband, the Ooni of Ife but right now she is not in the palace at Ile-Ife
New Queen
A reliable family source confirm that “there is a new queen in the Palace now Bola, she is from Ogun State a pure Yoruba lady, who understand Yoruba Culture and tradition and she will honored them. Though Olori Wuraola did not parked out of the Palace but she traveled and she has not come back, the new Olori has been in the palace before she, Olori Wuraola traveled”

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Oba Rilwan Akiolu Honoured Mrs. Kofoworola Adebutu

The Olowoeko of Eko, HRH, Oba Riliwan Akiolu, recently conferred a chieftancy title Mrs. Kofoworola Adebutu the wife of  the Chairman Of Premier Lotto Limited, Chief Kessington Adebutu as  As Otun Yeye Oge Of Lagos the event attracted high and mighty of Nigeria society, The traditional right was conducted at the Pace of Oba of Lagos and entertainment of guest was held at the prestigious Land Mark Event Centre, Victoria Island Lagos.
L-R: The Oba Of Lagos, HRH, Oba Rilwan AkioluOtun Yeye Oge of Lagos, Chief Mrs. Kofoworola Adebutu and The Chairman Of Premier Lotto Limited, Chief Kessington Adebutu During The Installation Of Chief Adebutu Kessington’s Wife, Mrs Kofoworola Adebutu As Otun Yeye Oge Of Lagos In Oba Of Lagos Palace


All road lead to Oriental Hotel Lekki, Lagos where the new owners of 9Mobile unveil the new logo and brand to Nigeria.
L-R: Chief Financial Officer, 9Mobile, Funke Ighodaro; Chief Executive office, 9Mobile, Boye Olusanya; VP Marketing, 9Mobile, Adebisi Idowu and VP Consumer, Sales and Services, 9Mobile, Ken Ogujiofor at the unveiling of 9Mobile brand held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos.
L-R: VP Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, 9Mobile, Ibrahim Dikko; Chief Financial Officer, 9Mobile, Funke Ighodaro; Chief Executive office, 9Mobile, Boye Olusanya; VP Marketing, 9Mobile, Adebisi Idowu and VP Consumer, Sales and Services, 9Mobile, Ken Ogujiofor at the unveiling of 9Mobile brand held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos

L-R: VP Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, 9Mobile, Ibrahim Dikko; Chief Executive office, 9Mobile, Boye Olusanya; Chief Financial Officer, 9Mobile, Funke Ighodaro and VP Marketing, 9Mobile, Adebisi Idowu at the unveiling of 9Mobile brand held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos.

Sunday, 9 July 2017


L-R: Groom's mother, Abike Dabiri, Vice President wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Couple, Mr and Mrs Oladipupo Dabiri and Bride's father, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun
Ogun State Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun and his beautiful wife, Olufusho hosted who-is-who as their daughter Ayomide Giasat marries her hearthrob Oladipo Habeeb Dabiri the son of Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Relations and Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri and Dr. Kolawole Dabiri. The two in one event kick off with an early hour traditional Engagement, while the Nikkah ceremony follows at the same venue of African Church Primary School, Ita-Iyalode, Owu Abeokuta, while the guest treated to a sumptuous reception at President Muhammadu Buhari's Estate Ogun State. The elaborate event witness A-list of guests comprising the movers and shakers of the economy, Politicians, business tycoon ex-president, and with High class traditional rulers across Nigeria.

L-R: groom's parent, Dr. Kolawole Dabiri, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa; the couple Mr. and Mrs. Oladipupo Habeeb Dabiri; bride's parent, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun and wife Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun
Among those that graced the event were Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Senate President, Senator Olusola Saraki, Chief of Staff to the  President, Lt Gen Abdul Rahman Dambazau, Minister of Internal Affairs; Speaker, House of Assembly, Hon Yakubu Dogara, and President at the event Katsina State Governors, Belllo Masari, Jigawa State Gov. Abubakar Badaru, Kwara State Gov. Abdul Fatai Ahmed, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sanni Bello, Ondo state Governor Rotimi Aderedolu, Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode,  Borno state  Governor Kashim Shetima, Zamfara State Governor, Abdul Azeez yari, minister of Solid minerals , Dr Kayode Fayemi,
The list of royal father at the event endless Ooni of Ife, Imperial Majesty, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye, Alafin of Oyo, Kingdom, HRM Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, The Alake of Egbaland, HRM Oba Adedotun Gbadebo; The Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba iyiola Matanmi; The Oba of Lagos, HRM Oba Rilwan Akiolu
Others are business mogul and industrialist, Alh. Aliko Dangote, his counterpart in the oil sector, Femi  Otedola,  Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, Chief Femi Falana, former Ogun State governor Gbenga Daniel, a former Governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, ex – Deputy Governor Femi Pedro (Lagos), Founder First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Olori – Omooba of Ijebuland, Otunba Subomi Balogun, former Governor Lateef Jakande (Lagos), General Alani Akinrinade (rtd), Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma, Senator Grace Ita – Giwa and Interior Minister Abdul – Rahman Danbazzau, former Governor Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), Governor Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Senator Anthony Adefuye, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. John Odigie – Oyegun, Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Kensington Adebutu, former Governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Ogun State,  Prince Jide Awosedo, and Prof. Pat Utomi and the nation’s  Post Master – General, Chief Bisi Adegbuyi.



Rivers Police parade 70 suspects

Francis-Odesanya The police in Rivers State yesterday say in the last six weeks it arrested 70 persons including a woman and youths ove...