Thursday, 19 October 2017
Aminu Atiku, the son of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, who was remanded in transit cell by a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on Wednesday has been freed.
The son of the Former Vice President was freed shortly after being remanded for allegedly disobeying a court order of the court.
The Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye had on October 11, made the order over the custody of 8 year old Amir, whom he was alleged to have taken away from the custody of his estranged wife, Fatimo Bolori. Magistrate Ayeye cited Atiku for contempt of court order made on October 11, and ordered that he should be remanded at the transit cell, while the case was stepped down pending when he produces the boy.
Fatimo and Aminu were divorced in 2011, and the children were initially with their mother, with an arrangement that the children would be spending vacation with their father. But during one of the school holidays in 2013, Aminu requested that they be released to him for a vacation abroad, after which he refused to let the kids return to their mother.
However, at the court, Atiku’s son was released after the 8-year-old boy was produced in court. The mother, Fatimo was granted custody of the boy for 10 days. The court said after the 10 days, it would decide a permanent residence for the boy and his eight-year-old sister.
The court however adjourned the case till November 1 for the determination of the full custody of the two children.
The management of Ontario Oil and Gas limited has denied any fraudulent sale of refined petroleum products, as alleged by Union Bank Plc in ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
On Monday, a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, ordered the temporary forfeiture of funds belonging to an oil company.
Justice Hadiza Shagari gave the orders after listening to the application by the anti-graft agency.
Speaking through its counsel, Ben Udoh, Ontario acknowledged approaching Union Bank Plc for a facility to import and market petroleum products in 2014.
“Indeed, we approached Union Bank in 2014 for an $11 million facility. A letter of Credit (LC ) was issued same year but was amended to $9.9 million in May 2015. The said sum ($9.9) was paid to the supplier, Petrocam Trading Limited.
Friday, 13 October 2017
A Rivers State-based Nigerian activist, Vure Kingley Ovonix, has defied Federal Government’s warning about Monkey Pox.
He took to Facebook to share photos of monkeys he caught and he wants to use in preparing Pepper-soup.
See what he wrote...
Daughter of veteran Nollywood actor Jide Kosoko, Bidemi Kosoko who is also an actress has been called out by an anonymous Instagram user.
Friday, 6 October 2017
Police in Anambra State has arrested one Ifeanyi Okpoko popularly known as Anagwanti, on suspicion of ritual murder.
The suspect, a metal fabricator, who hails from Umunnaama, Eziowelle town in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State allegedly abducted a 16-year-old boy identified as Chidera Ezeanya from a compound on Sunday, October1st.
All things being equal, the apex Nigerian bank known as the "Central Bank of Nigeria" has a new vibrant energy coming in who is being seen by all as the future of the CBN and it's none other than the young and brilliant banker by name "Aishah Ahmad", 40., CBN deputy governor designate. Her appointment is being viewed by most, especially in the industry as an appointment well thought about and very well received too. At 40, the Niger State indigene is described by those who should know her as "brilliant, vibrant, seasoned, well experienced and vivacious" all in one, in fact she's addressed as beauty with brain. Imagine that she's already had more than "20 years experience" in "retail, consumer banking and wealth management". Infact she's garnered very valuable experience over the years at such institutions like NAL Bank, Stanbic IBTC & Zenith Bank just to mention a few and she's currently an "Executive Director, Head of Consumer & Privilege Banking at Diamond Bank PLC". Aishah has an intimidating portfolio, managing over ₦500 billion and helping to maintain performance at 250 branch locations across the country. She joined Diamond Bank in 2014 as a DGM before now becoming an ED. While at Stanbic IBTC she was head, High Networth Individuals and Head, Private Client Services. Mrs. Ahmad holds a B.Sc in Account from the University of Abuja. An MBA in finance from the UNILAG, MSc Finance and Management, Cranfield School of Management (UK). She's a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst 'CFA' designation. She's the current Chairperson of "WIMBIZ", which is "Women in Management, Business and Public Service". By her appointment by the FG which is still subject to confirmation by the Senate, she's replacing Mrs. Sarah Alade from Kwara State who resigned in March of 2017. Aishah Ahmad was born October 26, 1976 so would be clocking 41 in a few weeks. She's married with 2 kids to Bri. Gen. Abdallah A. Ahmad.
By God's grace one day in this beloved country of ours, things would go on smoothly without people only serving their own personal interests alone, but instead they would have the best interest of the collective more at heart than themselves only. Many had heaved a major sigh of relief when the present administration came on board and had chosen the person of the caliber of Dr. Ibe Kachukwu, who as at then was probably the highest ranking Nigerian at Mobil in Africa to be in charge at that cesspool called the oil ministry, those who wanted sanity in that particular aspect of our economy even went further to be elated when the President also said he would combine his office with that of the senior oil (Petroleum) minister, but alas that expected sanity has not really come judging by accusations of fraud and counter accusations that have been flying around and have pervaded the entire atmosphere.
With Diezani Allison-Madueke, the ex-minister gone, it was expected that things would have taken the shape for the best. But alas no! A few days ago the nation was agog when a supposed private letter (message) that was supposed to have been for the President's eyes only got leaked. The leaked letter somewhat indicted the current "GMD of NNPC in the person of Dr. Maikanti Baru", accusing him of awarding $25 billion dollars of contracts without due process. The leak got everyone's attention including the senate who vowed to investigate the allegations. Now, the NNPC GMD's bloc too have decided to fight and fight dirty they are doing.
Theirs is that the hand pointing accusations at another, should also check where the remaining 4 fingers of that hand is also pointing at! They are claiming that what Kachukwu is accusing Baru of, he also is guilty of and even more! Until not too long ago, Dr. Kachukwu combined being the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources with being the substantive GMD of the NNPC, so the Baru bloc claims that while Kachukwu was the NNPC GMD, he doled out massive amount of money to the militants during attacks on pipelines in the Niger Delta, especially the Niger Delta Avengers. They also claim that Dr. Kachukwu awarded multi million dollar security contracts to majorly his friends- "Tunde Ayeni, Igho Sanomi, Julius Rone, Scott Tommey, Captain Hosa Okunbo, Eyiri Emami, Timbo Ayinde, Benjamin Kuku, Greg Uanseru, Mohammed Abdul and brother Dumebi Kachukwu". So they are claiming that if the "Petroleum Resources Minister of State" can favour his own people blatantly, how can he now be pointing accusing fingers at another over contracts. So to them, "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander also".
Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike is apparently having a great time with his bootylicious 28-year old South African girlfriend.More pics after the cut....
Nollywood Actress Caroline Danjuma has reacted to reports that late Tagbo is the father of her third child, Elizabeth.
She also gave more details about Tagbo’s death, how she sent Davido messages before she called him out and more.
In an interview with SDK, Caroline said:
“I really cant believe that I am talking about Tagbo like this because he was not one who liked publicity.
According to an unidentified eyewitness, who saw how the deceased died said Tagbo, Davido and others were playing a drinking game when he allegedly passed out.
The source added that the drinking game idea started with Davido who promised to give a brand new iPhone 8 and N200,000 Naira to the winner.
Tagbo who was serious about winning the huge prize reportedly overdosed on alcohol and suffered liver damage.