A 33-year-old Point of Sale operator, Ayoola Seun, was on Tuesday arraigned by the police before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State for allegedly defrauding a company of N891,000. 5, Fatimilola St., Afobaje, Itele, Awori, Ota in Ogun State. Adaraloye said that the defendant was given N891,000 to pay some customers by Monie Point International but failed to disburse the money. “The defendant fraudulently converted the sum of N891,000 to personal use instead of fulfilling the agreement between him and the company,” he said. Adeyemi ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State government.
March 07, 2023 23:00 UTC
China’s Foreign Minister Qin Gang has called for peace talks on the war in Ukraine to be promptly resumed, as he blamed an “invisible hand” for the protraction and escalation of the year-old conflict. Qin said the process of peace talks should begin as soon as possible and the legitimate security concerns of all parties should be respected. “There seems to be an invisible hand, pushing for the protraction and escalation of the conflict and using the Ukraine crisis to serve a certain geopolitical agenda. China recently presented a so-called position paper about its stance on the war, but the paper was largely met with disappointment and scepticism. Qin disclosed China did not provide weapons to Russia amid the conflict, adding that Beijing did not create nor was party to the crisis.
March 07, 2023 22:48 UTC
US President Joe Biden will host South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol for a state visit on April 26, the White House announced Tuesday, as the countries ramp up cooperation over the threat from North Korea. The United States and South Korea have been holding increasing numbers of joint drills in the face of growing warnings from nuclear-armed Pyongyang, which has conducted a wave of banned weapons tests in recent months. The prestigious state visit — only the second of Biden’s time in office — “will highlight the importance and enduring strength of the ironclad… alliance” between the two countries, the White House said. Later this month the US and South Korean militaries will hold their largest joint drills in five years. North Korea’s foreign ministry accused the United States of “intentionally” ramping up tensions.
March 07, 2023 21:49 UTC
At the Old Bailey on Monday, the court was told Ike Ekweremadu transferred one million naira (£1,802.87) to Obeta on September 24 2021 in a bid to find an organ donor. Giving evidence, Ike Ekweremadu told the court Sonia was doing a masters degree at Newcastle University when she started experiencing “swollen limbs” in December 2019. A further text message from Diwe to Ike Ekweremadu on November 1 2021 added: “The guy matched very well for the transplant. However, the young man, who was allegedly trafficked into the UK for organ harvesting, previously told jurors: “Nobody told me about kidney transplant”. He claimed he was told he had to go ahead with the operation in exchange for 1.2 million naira (around £2,000).
March 06, 2023 17:46 UTC
Read audioFormer Military governor of Ondo State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has asked the president-elect and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, to tell Nigerians and the world the truth about his state of origin and other backgrounds. In an exclusive interview with Sunday PUNCH, George said Tinubu has been claiming that he is from Lagos but it is not true. He urged Tinubu to say the truth and tell Nigerians that he is from Iragbiji in the Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State. He should now come clean because he is from Iragbiji in Osun State. Tell the truth and let the devil be ashamed.
March 06, 2023 15:49 UTC
The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Ahmed, has issued a warning of upcoming severe flooding this year as indicated by predictions from relevant agencies. However, the agency would spread early warning messages to states and local government areas and the Federal Capital Territory. “We have started early this year, as we are ready for early warning and early action. In the same vein, the Director-General of Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, Clement Nze, disclosed that 178 LGAs in 32 states and the FCT had been predicted to experience severe flooding in 2023. We expect that actions should be taken, especially at the sub-national levels, early enough, to mitigate the impact of flooding in the country.”
March 06, 2023 13:28 UTC
Read audioAyo Adebanjo, leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, says the result of the presidential poll is nothing but a “sham”. The elder statesman also reprimanded the critics of former President Olusegun Obasanjo following his letter calling for a review of the election. Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the presidential election. He faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its conduct, adding that the commission needs to answer certain questions raised by Nigerians. ”Why don’t you follow the law for the election, that would just be peaceful.
March 06, 2023 09:45 UTC
Barely a week to March 11 gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Oyo State chapter of the Labour Party has endorsed the re-election bid of Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was disclosed at a Press conference held at headquarters of the Labour Party in Ibadan on Sunday. “The result of the Presidential election in Oyo State is similar to that. And it is obvious that the current administration of Seyi Makinde has done this.”“And we hereby call on all citizens of Oyo State to vote for him. According to the Chairman, the Labour Party’s structure in the state remain intact as its House of Assembly candidates across the state are still in the race.
March 05, 2023 22:34 UTC
According to him, “we must all be grateful to God for the recently concluded Presidential Election. “All political parties and candidates must understand that Rome was not built in a day. I am quite disturbed by the utterances of some elders, the allegations of the candidates and the parties who have lost the election. “To the religious leaders, the pulpit is not for politics on a Friday afternoon or Sunday morning. This does not stop anyone from participating in political debates or aspiring to be a candidate but I believe the pulpit is not for preaching politics or casting aspersions on elected leaders,” he emphasised.
March 05, 2023 15:33 UTC
By Rukiyat OgunwadeIn a bid to improve hygiene and reduce open defecation in public schools, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Akande Tunde Movement, (ATM) has revitalized toilet and water facilities in Community Primary School Araromi, Lasokun, Ibadan. Dr. Akande noted that the project was put into consideration because it plays a key role in creating safe and healthy school environments where children can focus on learning. Meanwhile, the philanthropist also stated that the well water was also meant to serve as succour to the members of the community where the school is located. He said the water will eradicate the problems of sourcing water that the residents of the community have been facing for a long time. The management of the school and residents of the community in their separate remarks appreciated the philanthropist for his kind gesture.
March 05, 2023 08:51 UTC
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, against the manipulation of the results of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections to favour a particular candidate against the wishes of the electorate. Ohanaeze gave the warning in a statement on Sunday, saying that the manipulation of election results is an invitation for anarchy as Nigerians would not accept anything less than to ensure that their votes count. Ohanaeze said, “Professor Yakubu is reminded that Nigerians went into this election based on his assurances that the deployment of BVAS by INEC was a perfect antidote to electoral malpractices in Nigeria. “It will therefore be very unfortunate if what is going on across Nigeria is allowed to continue. “It is most regrettable that some agents of darkness are bent on using INEC to test the will of Nigerians.
February 27, 2023 01:25 UTC
By Wale AkinselureIn the presidential election results in Oyo declared thus far, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has the highest number of votes in 25 local government areas. APC has a total of 367,830, PDP polled a sum of 146,844, and LP gained a total of 79,050A cumulative count of the votes from the 25 local government areas shows that the APC has 312,449 votes; the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has 130,970 votes; and the Labour Party, has 68,302 votes. The APC won in Ibadan North-West, Kajola, Atisbo, Lagelu, Afijio, Atiba, Oyo East, Oyo West, Iseyin, Ibarapa East, Saki East, Ibarapa North, Ibarapa Central, Iwajowa, Ido, Itesiwaju, Ogbomoso South, Ogbomoso North, Olorunsogo, Oorelope, Irepo, Oriire, Oluyole, Akinyele, Ibadan North, Ona Ara, Saki West and Egbeda.
February 27, 2023 01:21 UTC
By: Taoheed AdegbiteAs the result of Saturday’s presidential and National assembly elections continue trickling in, there has been growing concern over uploading of blurry result sheets on the INEC portal. Checks by our reporter observed that figures in some of the result sheets uploaded as of the time of filing this report are not visible. Tribune Online earlier reported that the President of INEC, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, while meeting with foreign observers on Wednesday, had explained that raw election figures will not be transmitted electronically. According to him, the presiding officers would be required to use the BVAS to snap the election results on the results sheet from each polling unit, and upload them on INEC Result Viewing Portal for Nigerians to see. He added that the decision was taken to avoid hacking as raw figures were more susceptible to hacking.
February 27, 2023 01:09 UTC
), for publicly displaying his ballot paper after voting in Daura, during the presidential and National Assembly elections. We also frown at those candidates who come with their aides to polling units. But you see a lot of them and what happens is as soon as they get to the polling unit, they disrupt it. “Although, INEC proposed commencement of accreditation is for 8:30am, on average, polling officials and materials did not arrive the polling units before 10:30am. As a result of the late arrival of INEC officials and voting materials, the commencement of voter accreditation and voting started after the 8.30 am.
February 27, 2023 01:03 UTC
Read audioThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered for re-election in nine polling units at Ganaja Village in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi. The Head of Voters Education and Publicity, of the INEC headquarters in Lokoja, Haliru Haruna Sule, said “The order became imperative as elections couldn’t hold in those units due some logistic problems.”Sule said that election materials and the officials have been redeployed to the area on Sunday morning for the election. He added: “We had some challenges holding the presidential and National Assembly elections in Ganaja Village in Ajaokuta Local Government on Saturday because of some logistic problems. “We tried to see how it could hold that day but we couldn’t, so we have to shift it to today, Sunday.
February 26, 2023 23:55 UTC