According to a statement signed by Bishop Fred Ogbeide and Dr. Ozekeke Ogbeide, late coach Ogbeide’s final journey starts on June 27 when the body leaves Military Base Hospital Mortuary for his residence. On June 28, there will be lying in state at the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin followed by a service of songs at his residence, 46B Plymouth Road, Benin, after which interment follows immediately.
June 19, 2019 05:37 UTC
Nigeria opens its campaign at the competition on Saturday against Burundi and Coach Gernot Rohr is sweating over the fitness of the key players. The Super Eagles players and officials arrived in Alexandria on Monday evening after holding a one-week training camp in Ismailia and will be accommodated at the Helnan Palestine Hotel camp throughout the group phase. The players worked out in the gym yesterday morning and held their first training session on grass last night. The training session took place at Arab Academy for Science, Technlogy and Maritime Transport. “The NFF is happy about the situation in camp; the commitment, discipline and dedication of each and everyone of you.
June 19, 2019 05:26 UTC
Gbajabiamila, who stated this during an interactive session with the European Union (EU) Observers Mission delegation, hinted that the reforms, which aimed at improving on noticeable lapses of the electoral system, would be effected before the 2023 general elections. He said the Federal Government’s decision to invite the Mission to monitor the general elections showed its commitment to transparency, maintaining that Nigeria made significant progress in the electoral process during the last general elections notwithstanding noticeable lapses. However, the Centre for Anti-corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has called for an urgent reform of the nation’s electoral processes to accommodate access to information and void of discrepancies in the last election. The group made the call in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publications, Toyin Odofin. Meanwhile, the EU has been implored not to relent in mounting sufficient pressure on the Federal Government for electoral reforms.
June 19, 2019 04:52 UTC
The Vice Chancellor told newsmen that the reported panic was false, malicious and a figment of the imagination of the peddlers. He pointed out that Madonna University did not charge anybody to court, noting that the matter was not in any way between the accused persons and the university. He also used the opportunity to berate the purported ultimatum issued to the university by some officials of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), South East zone. The Vice Chancellor said the NANS officials ought to have known that Madonna University, being a private university has nothing to do with NANS. Also speaking, the immediate past president of Madonna University, Nigeria Alumni Association Worldwide who also is a member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Chima Achu, dismissed the purported panic by parents as fake news.
June 19, 2019 04:40 UTC
The details of the incident were still sketchy as at press time yesterday but according to eyewitnesses, she mixed the deadly insecticide popularly called Snipper with a Sprite drink and reportedly left a suicide note where she stated that she was about taking her life because the guy she loved didn’t love her in return after her boyfriend broke up with her. But another witness who confirmed the incident said an empty sachet of Klin detergent was found on the spot where her body laid. Meanwhile, in a social media post by Uniben Metro, it was reported that the suicide note, which is already in custody of the police at Ugbowo police station, was addressed to two persons, names withheld and the two persons have been invited to the police station for questioning. The post claimed the suicide was not due to relationship problems between the deceased and her boyfriend but rather personal unresolved issues between the two persons the letter was addressed to. “The letter didn’t state what happened between the two mentioned persons, reason the police have invited them to unravel the reasons behind the deceased’s action,” the post stated.
June 19, 2019 04:31 UTC
Umar said: “The Oando issue was a forensic audit, ETI was corporate governance audit. “Remember when this audit was to commence initially, Oando took SEC to court and that delayed the entire process. “After they had taken SEC to court and questioned our powers to carry out the audit. The forensic audit corroborated the investigation earlier conducted so they had every opportunity to have presented their facts. “The Chairman and MD of ETI had to leave their positions in their time, they did not question SEC.
June 19, 2019 04:19 UTC
According to the spokesman of Ogun State police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested at about 6:00p.m. while the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ibafo Division, Abiodun Ayinde, a Superintendent of Police (SP) was on routine patrol with his men around the area. “Immediately they sighted the policemen, they jumped down from the vehicle and took to their heels, but were chased and apprehended by the police team. The arrested suspects are Akinwale Tajudeen, Isiah Olalekan, Friday Terry, Mayokun Raheem and Godwin Igho. “Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the office of CP monitoring team for further investigation and prosecution”, Oyeyemi said.
June 19, 2019 04:18 UTC
He also advised the state to set up a rescue team to save people from drowning at the beach. The Ibeno Beach Management Chairman, Mr. Peter Akpan, expressed displeasure at the incident, saying he was not around when the incident happened. On what is being done to curb the incessant incidence of deaths at the beach, Akpan said: “We have signboards at the entrance of the beach and in the beach, which reads that Ibeno beach is not safe for swimming. We have advocated that Ibeno beach is an ocean that is not fit for swimming,” he said. When contacted, the Akwa Ibom Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon, said he has not been informed about the incident.
June 19, 2019 04:17 UTC
All the eyewitnesses at the scene confirmed that the truck driver was not in any way at fault. They blamed the crushed motorcycle rider for excessive speed. A mild drama played out at the scene when the owner of the crushed motorcycle slumped and collapse on seeing that his motorcycle was damaged beyond repair. The witnesses also explained that the bike owner said the crushed victim had only a few minutes ago approached him to lend him the motorcycle to quickly get somewhere urgent. The truck driver and the crushed motorcycles were later taken to the nearby Testing Ground Police State, Iwo Road.
“There have also been significant attacks in Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Jos and Bauchi States and in the Federal capital, Abuja. The terrorist threat across eastern Yobe and Borno State is high, with frequent recent attacks. Terrorist groups carried out attacks in North East Nigeria during the February 2019 election period, and further attacks are likely. But in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, the location – barely a kilometre from the troubled communities – violence is sending shivers down the spine of many of the youths. Taraba State police spokesman, David Misal, however said: “Five people were killed in the attack on Janibanibu near Jalingo.
Agabi, who is the priest in charge of Holy Name Catholic Church, Ikpeshi, in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State, was kidnapped along Auchi-Igarra road at about 5:00p.m. Agabi escaped from the kidnappers den in the early hours of Tuesday unhurt. Egielewa also confirmed that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the victim from his abductors. Agabi escaped from the kidnappers when his abductors slept off in the night. He came out of the bush and was able to return home, no ransom was paid,” Egielewa said.
But in his remarks shortly after his election, the Speaker, Hon. However, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. The immediate past deputy speaker, Mr. Friday Osanebi, felicitated with Rt. Ochor, on their emergence as Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively. My hearty felicitations go to the re-elected Speaker, Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and the newly elected Deputy Speaker, my representative, Hon.
June 19, 2019 03:56 UTC
A petition was written to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, alerting over the activities of the land grabbers and he deployed his operatives at the IRT to arrest and bring the suspects to book. He begged me to get some boys to help him demolish the building. Then I met Uchenna James, we then had a meeting and I told him about what was going on and he said he would need N70,000 to demolish the house. I took him to the house, collected N100,000 from chief and I gave him the N70,000 and the house was demolished. I do not know the boys that went for the job.”
June 19, 2019 03:45 UTC
Ellah Lakes’ listing of these shares on the NSE will create options for investors in the agri-business segment of the NSE. Consequently, this listing is expected to provide increased liquidity to existing shareholders. Speaking at the ‘Facts Behind the Listing’ held in Lagos, on Monday, the outgoing Ellah Lakes Plc CEO, Frank Ellah, said: “Today marks a milestone in the history of our company. After a number of years of challenging operational performance and trading illiquidity, with our new management in place, I am pleased to see the new trajectory of our growth as a business. We welcome existing and new shareholders to participate in our growth story.”“We will continue to position ourselves as the Exchange of choice for African issuers and global investors by implementing far-reaching transformational policies aimed at strengthening the corporate governance of our listed companies.”
June 19, 2019 03:45 UTC
KEHINDE OYETIMI writes on the relevance of the June 12 commemoration held on Friday last week in Ado-Ekiti with the theme, June 12: Lighting the Candles of Democracy. This aspiration eventually got the desired result when last year, President MuhammaduBuhari moved the country’s Democracy Day celebration from May 29 to June 12. He equally berated those who were popularizing the ‘fulanisation’ and ‘islamisation’ allegation against President Buhari. For the Ekiti Speaker, Afuye, Nigerians owed President Buhari gratitude, considering the road that led to the recognition of June 12. He advised the public to disregard what he termed misleading rumours of the ‘fulanisation’ agenda of President Buhari.
June 19, 2019 03:40 UTC