Friday, 26 September 2014
Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, further descended into chaos Friday morning with rampaging thugs, believed to be loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] and the National Union of Road Transport Workers [NURTW] charging around the city and unleashing violence on residents and properties.
Already, the campaign office of Governor Kayode Fayemi and the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, located at the Ajilosun area of the city, have been torched.
The spokesperson for the Ekiti State command of the police, Olu Babayemi, confirmed the incident, saying the command had poured officers on the streets to contain the situation.
“There was a protest in town but the police have moved in,” Mr. Babayemi said.”For now, we are trying to restore normalcy and ensure lives and property are secured.”
Mr. Babayemi confirmed that the APC secretariat and Mr. Fayemi’s campaign office had been vandalised and torched.
The immediate cause of the violent protest is unclear, but the city has been on the edge since Monday when thugs believed to be sympathetic to the PDP stormed a court and attacked the judge, O. Ogunyemi, who was hearing a case concerning the eligibility of Governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose, for the recent governorship election in the state.
The court sitting was disrupted, litigants were beaten while the judge was ferried to safety by police after he was threatened by the militants, the state chief judge explained on Thursday.
On Thursday, another set of political thugs backing Mr. Fayose descended on another court, attacking a judge and other staff.
The assailants attacked Justice John Adeyeye, beating him up and ripping his clothes for being allegedly rude to Mr. Fayose.
The pandemonium that ensued scuttled the Ekiti State Governorship Election petition Tribunal sitting billed for the day at the High court, Ado-Ekiti, as judicial workers abandoned their duty post and ran for safety, witnesses and the state judiciary authority said.
In response to the attacks, the state Chief Judge, A. Daramola, ordered all state courts to remain closed until adequate security measures are in place, according to a statement by Chief Registrar Obafemi Fasanmi
The failed high level negotiations between Boko Haram leaders and the Nigerian government team, led by a former Minister of Information, Edwin Clark, would have seen the country swapping 16 detained terrorists for 220 Chibok girls, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today.
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Mr. Niyi Ajakaiye , one of the victims of the attack by suspected PDP thugs in Ado -Ekiti on Monday
Hoodlums believed to be loyal to the Ekiti State Governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday stormed the state High court, beat up litigants and chased away the trial judge in the case challenging the eligibility of the Governor-elect in the June 21 election.
The case was brought by E-11, a group opposed to the emergence of Mr. Fayose as governor.
According to local reports, 44 year old Dorris Quoi who lived in Hope Village Community and a 67 year old woman identified as Ma Kebeh, died of the Ebola virus and were about to be taken for burial when they resurrected and are now walking among the living.
According to reports in a local newspaper, New Dawn, Ma Kebeh had been indoors for two nights without food and medication before her death, while Dorris had suffered for several weeks before she died alone in her family home. This is the first report of dead Ebola victims resurrecting. Despite some people's reservations about the story being true, it hasn't stopped them from panicking
These days you don't know what to believe and what not to believe when it comes to what's really happening in the fight against Boko Haram in the North...too many conflicting stories....but this is supposed to be a pic of the fake Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, immediately after the was captured by Nigerian troops last week. See an alleged pic of him after he was executed after the cut.
The Defence Headquarters has released a statement claiming to have killed a man posing as the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau (or his impersonator) in an attack (both land and air) in Konduga Borno state between 12nd to 17th September. Find the statement after the cut..
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly condemned the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole candidate of the PDP for next year’s presidential election, to the exclusion of all other candidates, calling the endorsement nothing but a mockery of democracy.
There was major drama in the House of Reps today September 23rd after APC lawmakers staged a walk out during a session in the House after a motion to debate the $9.3m smuggled into South Africa by two Nigerians on behalf of the Federal Govt on September 5th was denied by PDP lawmakers.
Remember the lady who said she got a third boob implant to scare men away? (read here) Well, she lied. The boobs are fake - a 3 breast prosthesis. TMZ just exposed her. In today's world, some people will do almost anything to be famous. See the TMZ reports below...
The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter, has blamed the junior Minister of Education, Nyesome Wike, for the delay in conducting local government elections in the State.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Osita Okechukwu, has said the Nigerian elite are opposed to the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as president because they are aware he would wage unreserved war against corruption. He said as president, Mr. Buhari,
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday said it would not plead with the Nigerian Army to spare the lives of 12 soldiers recently sentenced to death for mutiny.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, George Sekibo, said this in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with the nation’s service chiefs.
The government of Niger state on Monday provided what it says were text message exchanges between it and Fejiro Oliver, the journalist declared missing since Friday and eventually paraded by the State Security Service, SSS in Minna on Monday
The suspects: Adekunle Oshingbosi; Momodu Ibrahim; Idowu Tuesday; Togbosi Christian; Benjamin Eyinle; Anthony Medoho and Oshine Resources Ventures, were arrested by officers of the Nigerian Navy for fishing in Nigerian territorial waters without necessary approval.ven suspected fraudsters, handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, by the Nigerian Navy, will be arraigned on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, before Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos
A yet unclear number of the Chibok girls kidnapped by the extremist Boko Haram sect in April have been