‘The greatest honour anyone can bestow on MKO Abiola is total respect for the rule of law and conduct of free and fair elections’ – Fayose

Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has reacted to President Buhari’s recent declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day.

According to Fayose, ‘MKO Abiola is worthy to be honoured and we in Ekiti honoured him with a public holiday on June 12, 2017, we will do it again this year.However, the greatest honour anyone can bestow on MKO Abiola is total respect for the rule of law and conduct of free,fair & credible elections’.

House of Reps in rowdy session over legality of June 12th as Democracy day

House of Reps in rowdy session over legality of June 12th as Democracy day

The House of Representatives is currently in commotion as the lawmakers debate the legality or otherwise of having June 12 to be the nation’s democracy day.

 

President Buhari yesterday announced that May 29th will no longer be the recognised day of democracy but rather June 12th, the day MKO Abiola won the election in 1993, will now be recognised as democracy day.

The matter has been referred to Committees on Justice, Rules and Business, to advice the House for proper decision on the matter.

 

Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)

Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)

Residents of Owerri, Imo state capital rushed out to scoop Kerosine after a tanker fell along Port-Harcourt road this morning.

Safety officials including Fire Service Men, FRSC officials and Police were pictured at the scene controlling the crowd to avoid Kerosine explosions.

See full photos below.

Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)

Teacher who stabbed husband to death in Ikorodu remanded in Kirikiri prison

 Teacher who stabbed husband to death in Ikorodu remanded in Kirikiri prison

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate court has ordered 24-year-old teacher, Olamide Akinbobola, who stabbed her husband, 28-year-old Dare Akinbobola, to death in Ikorodu area of Lagos State on May 30th, be remanded in Kirikiri Prison pending receiving an advice from the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

At the hearing of the case today, the prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin told the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Komolafe, that Olamide committed the offence on May 30th at No. 1, Olupebi Abijo St., Gbaga, off Ijede Road, Ikorodu.

 

Omisakin had told the court that the accused stabbed her husband, Dare Akinbobola, 28, on his neck to death with a kitchen knife. The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised). If found guilty, the offence attracts death penalty.

Olamide however told the court that she only stabbed her husband in self defence as he was fond of maltreating her. She recounted how the deceased bolted the door, pinned her down and was punching her.

The case has been adjourned until July 12th.

‘Its a plot to win Southwest votes’ – More Nigerians react to the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day’

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri is leading a cross section of Nigerians on social media who believe President Buhari’s declarion of June 12 as the new Democracy Day is a ploy to gain Southwest votes in 2019.

 

According to Reno, ‘President Buhari is a joke. In desperation for the Southwest vote, he has declared June 12, Democracy Day a d given MKO Abiola a post humous GCFR. What hypocrisy! This was a man who served Abacha while Abacha jailed Abiola. This was a man who praised Abacha, Abiola’s jailer’.

 

See more reactions below….

Reno Omokri

@renoomokri

President @Mbuhari is a joke. In desperation for the Southwest vote, he has declared June 12, Democracy Day a d given MKO Abiola a post humous GCFR. What hypocrisy! This was a man who served Abacha while Abacha jailed Abiola. This was a man who praised Abacha, Abiola’s jailer!

‘Gbénga Sèsan

@gbengasesan

👏 We know it’s a move to win elections but signing landmark bills, announcing June 12 as democracy day, honouring Abiola and Gani… wehdun sir! This is much better than sharing rice or sponsoring thugs to kill people. Next: debate? That would bring issues to the fore. Do it 🤣

Kayode Ogundamisi

@ogundamisi

Olusegun Obasanjo right now when he heard June 12 he so hated is now a National Holiday replacing his May 29 “Democracy Day”

Ayomide Tayo@AOT2

Daddy Bubu making those South West moves. Democracy Day now June 12. MKO Abiola awarded the highest award in the land GCFR post-humously.

Aláshelà@AjalaYemi

Wawwwuuuuu. @MBuhari masterstroke with the June 12 declaration as Democracy Day!

If the administration delivers the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the Lagos-Abẹ́òkúta-Ibadan rail line before election next year, it will be harder for opposition to get southwest votes for President

Umar@u_2_2

Just wondering the kind of feelings going through the mind of the gap toothed General in Minna as June 12 is declared Democracy Day

The Great Oracle@AbdulMahmud01

MKO Abiola, yes. Gani, yes. June 12 as Democracy Day, yes. Kingibe, NO. His ignominious role in burying June 12 is legendary. Undeserving.

Keke El Official@keke4success

Where Democracy Day is celebrated twice in 2 weeks.

Kingsley@kingysly_01

Had GEJ declared June 12 as democracy day, they would have still opposed it…

What is wrong in renaming a “citadel of repute” after MKO? Please let’s hear word.

Dr. Dipo Awojide@OgbeniDipo

Some might say this is politics and Buhari is trying to pacify the Yorubas. I honestly don’t care. June 12 should have been our Democracy Day all along. This move is fantastic and must be commended. Well done Buhari 👍🏽

John Danfulani@john_danfulani

South West isn’t a colony of ALMAJIRIS or woolhrads for @MBuhari to think a shift of democracy day from 29th May to June 12 will make them vote for him in 2049.Forget South West b/cos they will never play ball again.

Jack Obinyan-Buhari@JackObinyan

In The News:

FG replaces May 29th with June 12th as Democracy Day, confers highest honour of the land (GCFR) to late Chief M.K.O Abiola

OBJ:

Aláshelà@AjalaYemi

Buhari: June 12 now Democracy Day, MKO a GCFR and Gani Fawehinmi a GCON

SDP: How can we criticise this now? This opposition work hard oooooo

Ibrahim B. Babangida@General_Ibbro

June 12 should indeed be our Democracy Day because it is very symbolic to our history; that was when we had the freest and fairest election and I am really happy the election was conducted by me.

Femi Factor@femifactor

So there is public holiday next week, since our new democracy day is June 12 1993..if you think i would kick against this public holiday, you are absolutely wrong

Italian champions Juventus signs Nigerian-British Eni Aluko from Chelsea

Italian champions Juventus signs Nigerian-British Eni Aluko from Chelsea

Nigerian- British footballer, Eni Aluko has joined Italian champions Juventus Women from Chelsea.

The 31-year-old England international who has scored 33 goals in 102 England appearances, as well as helping Chelsea to win their recent league and cup double was unveiled today in Italy.

‘Juventus Women are pleased to announce the signing of England international forward Eniola Aluko,’ Juventus announced on their website. ‘Welcome to the Bianconere, Eniola!’

Aluko also wrote on Twitter: ‘Delighted & honoured to join @JuventusFCWomen- Italian champions, a club with an overwhelming history, ambition and success. So proud to hold the shirt worn by an endless list of legends. I can’t wait to get started!! ForzaJuve’

Italian champions Juventus signs Nigerian-British Eni Aluko from Chelsea

Aluko who has previously played for Birmingham and Charlton, as well as other clubs in the US, will join fellow English player Katie Zelem in the squad.

Back in August 2017, Eniola, who is the elder sister of Nigeria striker Sone Aluko accused former England manager Mark Sampson of making racially discriminatory remarks at her in 2014.

At that time she claimed Sampson made racist jibe about Ebola and her family in Nigeria.

In the following month, Sampson was sacked for “inappropriate and unacceptable” behaviour with female players in a previous role, with former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville taking over in January.

 

Alcohol manufacturers reject President Buhari’s 500% excise duty hike

Alcohol manufacturers reject President Buhari

The Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN) has rejected the new increase in excise duty being imposed on domestic wines and spirits.

 

Chairman of DIBAN, Chief Patrick Anegbe told newsmen in Lagos today that the hike was a threat to the N420 billion investment of the industry. He said that there was no prior engagement/consultation whatsoever with the indigenous producers of wines and spirits, before adopting the new excise method.

 

He said that the association was particularly worried that the job of over 25,000 Nigerians plus over 250,000 connected SMEs staff were being threatened by the hike.

”We Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN), under the auspices of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) reject the new astronomical hike in excise duty being selectively imposed on the domestic wines and spirits, one of the oldest and driving indigenous industry in Nigeria. For the record, the new duty approved for implementation by the Honourable Minister of Finance, translates to an increase in duty from the current average of N30 per litre to N150 in the first year and N200 per litre subsequently.

This translates to an increase from current average duty of N270 to N1,350 per case (carton) in the first year and N270 to N1,800 per case from second year. This is an increase of over 500 per cent purely on local wines and spirits with the exclusion of all imported wines, spirits and champagne.  ”We reject in totality, the highly punitive and selective astronomical hikes in duty, a purely IMF agenda being camouflaged as a health concern!,” he said.

The chairman said that the excise duty increase was an attempt by the minister to foist an IMF sponsored agenda on Nigeria, which would further compound the hardship of already impoverished Nigerians.  He said that if the implementation of the new duty hike was allowed to proceed, it would lead to obvious job losses that would result from low demand of the products.

 

According to him, the new hike will lead to the collapse of the indigenous wines and spirits segment and pave way for the complete take over of the market by the imported and smuggled brands.

 

”We are also disturbed that the new hike will not only affect the wines and spirits industry, but also other key sectors of the economy and businesses such as packaging industries, bottles, cartons, labels, cork, laminates, glue, ink, printing, laboratory, marketing, consulting, media, among others. We strongly hold the view that if the intention of government is to grow local industries, imposing exorbitant duties on locally manufactured goods is a contradiction of that objective.

For the sake of emphasis, from a recent study carried out by KPMG, it was concluded that price elasticity holiday spirits/wines segment is very high such that a 10 per cent increase in price of wine will lead to about 20.9 per cent fall in demand. A 19 per cent increase in the price of spirit will result in a 41 per cent decline in volume and this is predominant in the low price segments which represent 78.65 per cent of the total volume. With over 500 per cent increase approved by the government, the damage these will cause to locally produced wines and spirits business can only be imagined,” he said.

 

The chairman said that the association had been very supportive of the Nigerian state through discharge of its statutory obligations paying of relevant duties, taxes, excise, among others. He said that prior to the announcement of the new rates in excise duty, the association had made unsuccessful frantic attempts at getting the attention of the minister before migration from the current Ad Verloren to the specific scheme.

 

Anegbe said that the association was not against moves by government to increase fiscal revenue. He however, said that for governments to achieve its revenue generation plan, continued existence of the indigenous low-priced segment players was very critical.  ”We are therefore using this medium to call on the federal government to halt the implementation of the new duty hikes. Government should hold genuine consultation with all stakeholders in the domestic wines and spirits space. There is need to save the jobs of thousands of Nigerians, as well as ensure the continued survival of one of the oldest indigenous industry, the wine and spirits sector,” he said.

Kaduna lawmakers Abubakar Mamadi and Mark Yari beaten by mob after getting caught with election materials in Chikun LG (Photos)

Kaduna lawmakers?Abubakar Mamadi and?Mark Yari beaten by mob after getting caught with election materials in Chikun LG (Photos)

There was pandemonium earlier today at Chikun local government area of Kaduna state following the re-scheduled local government election in the area.

 

An attack was launched by some angry protesters on two lawmakers who were allegedly caught with electoral materials. The accused lawmakers are House of Representatives member, Abubakar Mohammed Mamadi and Member of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Mark Yari.

 

Hundreds of voters in the area protested that the lawmakers, from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, allegedly came to steal their mandates. The gate of the Chikun local government secretariat was brought down by the rampaging protesters, who claimed that their preferred party, the PDP had won the polls but was robbed of the mandate.

 

However, the Hon. Yari said he was innocent, describing the allegation as the handiwork of the opposition, saying that he was molested with an undisclosed amount of money stolen from him by the mob.

Kaduna lawmakers?Abubakar Mamadi and?Mark Yari beaten by mob after getting caught with election materials in Chikun LG (Photos)

Phone thief caught and given the beating of his life in Lagos during Nigeria vs Czech Republic match (photos)

Phone thief caught and given the beating of his life in Lagos during Nigeria vs Czech Republic match (photos)

A phone thief was apprehended and given the beating of his life when he tried to steal a phone from his victim who was watching the Nigeria vs Czech Republic match at a beer joint in Lagos. Twitter user @BishopIkedi1 who shared photos of the phone thief wrote

”While people were watching the Nigeria vs Czech Republic match in a beer joint near Adex hotel, Surulere, this dude just entered the next joint and stole two phones. And before you could says ‘Super Eagles’ he has been beating black and blue. Poverty is a disease

Phone thief caught and given the beating of his life in Lagos during Nigeria vs Czech Republic match (photos)

Video: Elderly man caught watching sexually explicit video during church service

Video: Elderly man caught watching sexually explicit video during church service

An elderly man was caught watching a sexually explicit video on his mobile phone while the pastor was preaching during a church service in the US.

The shameful video has gone viral online. Watch below…

 

You are in the house of God and you are watching BLUE FILM. At your age sir.

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UEFA bans Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon for three matches

UEFA bans?Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon for three matches

European football governing body UEFA has banned goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for three matches over comments he made about the referee after Juventus lost in the Champions League quarter-finals in April.

 

Buffon was enraged by English referee Michael Oliver’s decision to award Real Madrid a stoppage-time penalty kick during the second leg at the Bernabeu. The Italian lost control, screaming at and jostling the Englishman until he was shown a red card.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo converted the spot-kick and Real lost the match 3-1 to win the tie 4-3 on aggregate.

“The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend Juventus player Gianluigi Buffon for three UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible,” UEFA said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.

40-year-old Buffon, who left Juventus after 17 seasons at the club, criticised Oliver after the match. He said the referee had been out of his depth, should have been in the stands eating crisps and must have a garbage bin for a heart.

Man United signs Diogo Dalot for £17.4m from Porto

Man United signs Diogo Dalot for ?17.4m from Porto?

Manchester United have announced the signing of full-back Diogo Dalot from Porto on a five-year deal.

The Portugal Under 21 international was bought for £17.4million and has the option to stay an extra year in his contract.

The 19-year-old who can also play left back helped Portugal win the 2016 UEFA European Under 17 Championship, scoring twice in five games in Azerbaijan including once in the final against Spain.

Man United signs Diogo Dalot for ?17.4m from Porto?

On signing the teenager, United coach Jose Mourinho told the club’s official website : ‘Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club.

‘He has all the attributes that a full back needs: physicality, tactical intelligence and technical quality, combined with a Porto Academy mentality which prepares players for the maturity they need at the professional level.

‘In his age group, he is the best full back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United.’

Dalot who is now the second player to be signed ahead of next season after  Brazilian midfielder Fred, said: ‘Joining Manchester United is an unbelievable opportunity for me.

Man United signs Diogo Dalot for ?17.4m from Porto?

‘I have grown up in Porto’s Academy and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me.

‘But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn’t turn down.

‘I’m excited about working with Jose Mourinho and learning everything I can from such a successful coach.

‘I am looking forward to playing alongside the fantastic players in the squad.’

Lol. Omojuwa exposes the ignorance of some Nigerians with a single Twitter poll

Lol. Omojuwa exposes the ignorance of some Nigerians with a single Twitter poll

This is just hilarious! Political commentator, Omojuwa took to Twitter to ask Nigerians a question and the replies will leave you laughing in shame.

He started out by saying we have a drug problem in Nigeria, then asked Twitter users  what they will do if they caught a friend consuming “Oryza Sativa”. The replies clearly show that the people have no idea what Oryza Sativa means.

Lol. Omojuwa exposes the ignorance of some Nigerians with a single Twitter poll

For the record, Oryza Sativa is the scientific name for rice.

Buruji Kashamu hugs Gbenga Daniel after their peacemaking in Abuja (photos)

Buruji Kashamu hugs Gbenga Daniel after their peacemaking in Abuja (photos)

Ex-Ogun State Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Senator Buruji Kashamu have settled their differences and they hugged to seal their reconciliation.

At a closed-door meeting which took place yesterday in Abuja, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Senator Buruji Kashamu, and Senator Ben Bruce, who are chieftains and national leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), came together with the aim of resolving the issues that have rocked the Ogun State chapter of the party over the years.

 

The meeting lasted over three hours during which the two major figures in the face-off, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, and Kashamu, discussed all the issues and resolved them. They agreed to work together going forward in the interest of the party and the people of Ogun State.

After their reconciliation, both men hugged while a delighted Ben Bruce clapped as he observed.

Buruji Kashamu hugs Gbenga Daniel after their peacemaking in Abuja (photos)

Arsenal announce the signing of 34-year-old defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus

Arsenal announce the signing of 34-year-old defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus?

Arsenal has announced the signing of veteran full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus. 

The Switzerland international, 34, becomes the first Gunners signing by Unai Emery who had recently succeeded Arsene Wenger as manager of the club.

Arsenal announce the signing of 34-year-old defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus?

Emery told the club website: ‘Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to our squad. He’s a player with great quality with a very positive and determined attitude. Stephan will improve us on and off the pitch.’

Arsenal announce the signing of 34-year-old defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus?

The former Juventus star who has been handed the No 12 jersey for Arsenal also posted a message to Twitter saying: ‘Happy and honoured to be a Gunner! Will work hard and passionately day in and day out to achieve our sporting objectives and to win trophies with this great club!’

Photos from Arsenal’s London Colney base showed Lichtsteiner who has won the Serie A title in each of his seven seasons with Juventus in his new club kit, and being welcomed by Arsenal legend Robert Pires.

Arsenal announce the signing of 34-year-old defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus?

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Joke:- Who Killed Golliat?

A teacher came to the class and asked aquestion

TEACHER: Who killed Goliath?

STUDENT 1: it’s not me

STUDENT 2: I wasn’t at school that day.

STUDENT 3: I don’t know.

The teacher went to the Headteacher’s office and told the HM that students in that class don’t know who killed Goliath.

The HM came to that class and asked…

HM: Who killed Goliath?

CLASS: we r not the ones..!!!

HM.: If u don’t tell me who killed Goliath, you’ll see fire today…!!

CLASS : We don’t know.

The HM turned to the teacher and asked; are you sure Goliath was killed by someone from this class??

The teacher fainted….!!