SHAMEFUL: Kwara State Residents ‘caged and locked’ out of Bukola Saraki’s Daughter’s Wedding

The residents of Kwara state were deneied entry to Senator Bukola Saraki’s daughter’s wedding in spite of wearing Aso-Ebi
According to a Facebook user, residents of Kwara State, mostly women and all wearing Aso Ebi were allegedly locked out and denied entry to their former governor and senate president, Bukola Saraki’s daughter’s wedding.
The user wrote: “Kwara people who are supporters of Baba Adinni aka Bukola Saraki caged and locked out of the wedding ceremony of the daughter of their great leader. I hear they were locked out so as to prevent them from erupting into nuclear battles over amala, semo or jollof rice.
Hunger is real in Kwara State. I don’t even care if Kwarans insult me as usual this morning but this is a disgrace to humanity.”



Revd. David Ayeola, the chaplain to the Bishop of the African Church, Ondo Central Diocese, has been killed by his abductors, in a botched rescue operation after the church declined to pay the N100m ransom demanded. .

The Church had offered N500,000, which the kidnappers declined. Ayeola, the bishop, Samuel Ojo; and the bishop’s wife were travelling to Abeokuta, Ogun State, from Imojo Ekiti, Ekiti State, when they were waylaid by the gunmen on the road. .

The bishop, his wife, Ayeola, and the driver of the car were said to have fled into the bush, but the chaplain was caught and abducted. The African Church involved the Ekiti State Police Command in the rescue of the priest. .

On Saturday, the police swooped on the hideout of the kidnappers and there was an exchange of gunfire. The police team was overpowered and the kidnappers decided to shoot the priest.


Mr Dele Ogundele, a worker with the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, has been hospitalised after he was allegedly brutalised by a police sergeant attached to a house reportedly owned by a former Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar. .

Punchng reports that the mobile policeman, Attah Aninoko, on Thursday dragged down Ogundele from an electric pole opposite the house and beat him up for disconnecting power to the house of the former IG. .
Ogundele’s leg was allegedly broken by the sergeant, who was reported to have boasted that “nothing will happen.” The matter was said to have been reported to the police at the Ikoyi division and the sergeant was arrested. .
The Head of Corporate Communications Department, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Mr. Godwin Idemudia, who confirmed the incident, said the sergeant had been detained. .
He explained that the house of the former IG owed a bill of N154,693.85. Idemudia said because the policeman was armed, other officials of the electricity distribution company were helpless and could only watch their colleague being brutalised. .
“When Aninoko was taken to the station, he started boasting that nothing would come out of the case. We believe that nobody is above the law. The case should not be swept under the carpet. The Divisional Police Officer has assured us that justice would be served,” Idemudia added. .
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, however denied that Ogundele’s leg was broken, adding that the power company was being mischievous.


 The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme has approved the appointment of a new State Coordinator for Imo.
Mrs Josephine Bakare, Deputy Director at the NYSC Printing Press in Lagos before was appointed by the management as new coordinator.

Mr Ugochukwu Orunta, NYSC Imo office Public Relations Officer, made this known in a statement in Owerri on Sunday.
He said that Bakare has vast experience in public relations and brand management and the appointment was necessary as Mr Olugbodi James, former coordinator has completed his tenure and retired from service. 
“It is expected that the new coordinator will bring her wealth of experience to bear in her new position and further promote corps members’ welfare.
“She is also expected to deepen the already existing relationships with the state government and other stakeholders,” he said.


The Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN ) has said it will hold commercial banks responsible for any fraud arising from failure to enlist individual customers into the Bank Verification Number ( BVN ) scheme.
The CBN , which stated this yesterday in its released framework for BVN operations and watch – list for the financial system , said it is part of efforts to develop and enhance the security of electronic payment system in the country .

In the report addressed to all banks and non – bank financial institutions , as well as payment system service providers, switches and mobile money operators , the apex bank reiterated that the framework is with immediate effect .

By the policy , banks and other BVN participants are to ensure that risks mitigation techniques are put in place to minimise operational , technical and fraud risks .

Besides , banks have been mandated to report frauds in the system , ranging from forgery , compromise , complicity , fraudulent duplicate enrolment and fraudulent infraction even without monetary value .

Others include confirmed successful fraud with monetary value , when a customer is watch – listed more than once and fraudulent individual that is at large .

Meanwhile , customers will now assent to disclaimer for banks that if fraudulent activity is associated with the operation of the account , the bank has the right to apply restrictions to the account and report appropriately to law enforcement agencies .

Also , in the case of complaints by customers against the banks’ services , the arising disputes shall be resolved by the affected banks or escalated to the CBN when they linger .

Customers will now be allowed to change names twice a year , subject to the provision of supporting documents , while change of birth date is once for all time, as well as minor correction due to errors , with supporting documents too .

Once a customer is placed on watch , the person can only be delisted by obtaining a formal document designed for such from the bank and passing through the processes required .

The development would require banks to invest heavily in their information technology platforms , as this would involve security of hardware , software encryption of messages transmitted through the BVN network .

The CBN said the objective of the framework is to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, operations of BVN ; usage and management , deter fraud incidences in the banking industry , among others .


According to a statement issued by the Information Officer of a local government council, in Kano State, at least 11 children have died of whooping cough at a community in the state.

The Kiru Local Government Council of Kano State says about 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana village.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Information Officer of the local government council, Malam Rabiu Khalil.

Mr. Khalil said about 40 other children affected by the same disease were receiving medical attention.

Hassan Adamu, the council’s Health Officer, who also confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, however assured of government’s effort to contain the outbreak.

Yakubu Sani, a representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the area, attributed the outbreak to poor routine immunisation and inadequate health mobilisation activities.

The District Head of the area, Hamza Bayero, however, urged government to provide emergency medical care to residents to prevent further spread of the disease.

About six children had lost their lives to measles in Dashi community of the same local government area in the past two months.


Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led administration runs a government of lies and propaganda.
Jonathan stated this in Abuja while receiving one of the chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Tunde Adeniran at his private residence.

He insisted that the PDP, which controlled government at the centre from 1999 to 2015 did well for the country but that the APC has failed the country and its people.

According to him, the APC administration has nothing to show in terms of achievement. Rather, the ruling party has been governing through lies and deployment of hi-tech propaganda to cover up its misrules.

Challenging the APC leadership to the public debate over its performance, Jonathan said: “The PDP administration for 16 years did well and will continue to do well. But this administration has done nothing, the administration is full lies and propaganda.

“In the power sector, we did well to revive it.

“A certain state governor criticised our government, saying that any serious government should be able to fix the power sector within six months. But today, the APC has been in power for how many years? Fortunately, the then governor is in the APC Government as a Minister”.

The former President, however, said that all hope was not lost, adding that the PDP would go all out and put its house in order for it to return to power in 2019.

Jonathan said that Nigerians have been able to see the difference between the PDP and the APC in terms of performance.

“With the rate at which people are coming around to associate with a party that lost elections, it shows that the people still believe in the PDP. With the number and calibre of the people coming out to vie for the seat of the national chairman and other offices of our party, it shows that our party still has another chance”, the ex-President added.

Speaking earlier, Adeniran said that he was not interested in the race at the initial stage, but that the need to rebuild and reposition the party ahead of the 2019 general elections prompted him to join the race.

Prof Adeniran added that he was in the race for the PDP to regain its lost glory and give Nigerians the real dividends of democracy that have eluded them since the PDP lost power in 2015.


As the Federal Government commences measles vaccination ahead of the 2017 / 2018 dry season , only 12 out of the 36 states have paid their counterpart funds for the exercise .
The dry season is generally known to be associated with measles in the country .

The Edo State Governor , Mr . Godwin Obaseki , disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Economic Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa , Abuja on Thursday.

Obaseki said the Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency briefed the council on the preparations for measles vaccination and informed members that the campaign will be conducted first p in the 19 Northern states including the Federal Capital Territory .

He said the second phase of the exercise would take place in the 17 Southern states. .

The governor listed the 12 states that have paid their counterpart funding to include Bayelsa , Borno , Edo , Imo , Kaduna, Kano , Kebbi , Nasarawa , Osun, Sokoto and Zamfara states.

“ 24 states are yet to meet their obligations for the vaccination in this campaign.

“ We therefore requested council to appeal to states who are yet to meet their obligations to act urgently to enable campaign take off on schedule in all states of the federation , ” the governor said .

He added that an appeal was made to the council to support the quarterly release of fund for routine immunisation activities and that states should set up emergency routine immunisation coordination centres so as as to serve as a platform to coordinate routine immunisation activities .

Obaseki said the council also received an update on polio eradication initiatives of government and partners and also ways and plans that government has for strengthening routine immunisation .



Candidates who could not find their names on the Admission Portal
This is to inform candidates who could not find their names on the Admission Portal during the login exercise to kindly check their names in the list that is now available online to login. They should follow the instructions on the admission portal to submit their bio-data.
Candidates who changed course
This is also to inform candidates who changed course to login to the Admission Portal, update their O’level subjects and print out a new copy of ‘Evidence of Completion of Bio-data Form’.
The portal will close on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017.


Post-UTME Test Date
Please, be informed that the post-UTME test for those who have successfully completed their biodata on the website of the University of Ibadan will be coming up ON FRIDAY 20 AND SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2017. You will receive further information soon.

Thank you.
O. I. Olukoya, MNIM, FPA

Two FRSC Officials Stabbed By A Reckless Driver

According to Daily post, a commercial driver identified as Donatus, stabbed two FRSC officials in Otukpo on Tuesday, after been pulled over for reckless driving.

Donatus, who was travelling from Okigwe in Enugu to Lafia in Nasarawa State with a blue Toyota Primera, was halted by the FRSC officials, who seized his license and vehicle particulars for reckless driving. 

However, in an attempt to escape, he repeatedly stabbed the two officers that approached him and drove off. He was later traced and arrested by members of a local vigilante group alongside some officers of FRSC Otukpo branch. 

He was then handed over to the police with two daggers found on him. Speaking, Donatus said he didn’t plan to kill the officers. 

“I was only trying to catch up and return to Okigwe as soon as possible because I am supposed to pay up a loan I took sometimes ago in order to avoid my car from being impounded.

It was what I used as collateral. I was only angry and trying to protect myself,” the driver claimed. It was gathered that the two officers are receiving treatment at undisclosed hospital in the area