Thursday, January 19, 2017

GAMBIA WATCH:
Unsuccessful attempts by the 15-nation Economic Community Of West African States (Ecowas) led Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to fly into Banjul at the 11th hour for a final round of talks.
Following the discussions he was hopeful of reaching a peaceful solution, he was quoted as saying by Gambian state broadcaster GRTS. Mauritania is not part of Ecowas and diplomats have previously reached out to the conservative desert nation in hopes of brokering an asylum deal with Jammeh.
Shortly before midnight Aziz's plane landed in Dakar, where he was met by Barrow - who is currently sheltering there - and Senegal's President Macky Sall, the private Senegalese radio station RFM reported. - AFP
Senegal has also requested UN backing for regional action against the long-time president. However, a vote on the draft resolution has yet to be scheduled, according to diplomats.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WATCH: Current situation in Gambia as Dictator President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down. In further... http://youtu.be/cCTnyTsmjA8?a
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

FORMER BAYELSA STATE GOVERNOR DIEPRIYE ALAMIESIEGHA IS DEAD ?
Bad news to his family and United Kingdom!
Moral Lesson: Life is short no matter how rich you maybe.
Vanity upon vanity, ...... I hope someone is learning from this? RIP! If he had died few months past, na national burial straight!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tribunal nullifies APC lawmaker's election in Niger

The State and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Minna, Niger State, on Tuesday, nullified the election of Murtala Badaru (APC-Suleja) in the state House of Assembly.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the petitioner, Shaibu Iya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had challenged the election of Badaru on the grounds of certificate forgery and being underaged.
Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Olatunde Oshodi, while delivering judgment, said Badaru was not found guilty of certificate forgery as alleged by the petitioner.
However, Oshodi held that Badaru did not attain the constitutional age of 30 to be a lawmaker.
He thereafter nullified the election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh elections within 90 days.
In a swift reaction, counsel to Badaru, Mr Chris Osuagwu, told newsmen that his client would appeal the judgment.
Meanwhile, the tribunal had affirmed the election of Alhaji Musa Sule (APC-Kachia) in the state House of Assembly.
The tribunal held that the petitioner, Ibrahim Ndaman of the PDP, failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Sule forged his certificate from Zungeru Polytechnic and was an ex-convict.
It dismissed the case for lack of merit and ordered the petitioner to pay the sum of N100,000 each to the first (Sule) and second (APC) respondents in the matter as cost

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Protests as Saraki unveils Buhari’s ministerial list

PROTESTS at state levels greeted Tuesday’s announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

Saraki at plenary announced 21 names as contained in the ministerial list sent to him on September 30, saying the screening of the nominees would commence on Tuesday, October 13.

But from the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders came a petition to the Senate against the nomination of a former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola. Indeed, CACOL’s petition had been dated Saturday, October 3, asking the Senate not to confirm Fashola “should his name pop-up as a ministerial nominee.”

In the petition signed by the CACOL’s executive head, Debo Adeniran, copies of which were sent to Buhari and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the group urged the senators to visit Lagos, as governed by Fashola, before screening and confirming him for any appointment as a minister.

“Visit the Lagos Fashola left behind before confirming his appointment as minister” is the title of the group’s petition in which read in part, “Howbeit, if the rumour making the rounds in some quarters, which has also been confirmed by some sections of the media, is anything to go by, we would say Nigerians’ hope for a true change has been dashed with the inclusion of some names that in a saner environment should not appear on the list, if integrity and honesty are the basis of the selection criteria.

“We are therefore constrained at this point in time to bring to your attention our critical reaction to the rumoured nomination of the immediate past governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, as a minister in the new government.”

The group therefore catalogued a number of fraud and corruption allegations, most of which it had before now levelled against Fashola.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

SHOULD ALAMIEYESIGHA BE EXTRADITED?

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on
Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, says the United Kingdom has every legal right to demand for the extradition of the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye
Alamieyeseigha, to London.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock, had said Alamieyeseigha, who was pardoned by former President Goodluck Jonathan, has an
outstanding case of money laundering to answer in the UK and that the UK government will not give up until Alamieyeseigha is brought to justice.
However, former President Jonathan’s Senior Special
Assistant on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, had said
there was no need for Nigeria to send
Alamieyeseigha to the UK since he had been
punished and pardoned by the President.
Okupe argued that the offence was committed
against the people of Nigeria and the UK had no
business with Alamieyeseigha....
In light of recent arrests based on corruption
allegations, should this be given a go? What do you
think?

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