Thursday, April 25News That Matters

Author: Francis Ibikunle

Boat Driver Commits Suicide In Bayelsa After Disagreeing With His Lover

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Alabo Enai, a 29-year-old boat driver from Kemme town in Twon-Brass area of Brass Local Government Council, has committed suicide over alleged deterioration of his relationship with his lover.  The deceased was reported to have hanged himself with a strong fishing rope in his compound at about 1am on Easter Sunday. He was discovered by his lover. His lover, identified as Blessing, an indigene of Ologbobiri in Southern Ijaw Area of the State, came back from an Easter party in Twon Brass and met the deceased hanging from the rope. "Blessing started knocking from door to door with alarm that she did not know what his lover was doing with rope round his neck," a community source told SaharaReporters. "People rushed out and met him dead. But there was no suicide note. We...

‘We’ll Change Our Style Soon’, Shi’ites Warn Nigerian Govt As They Mark El-Zakzaky’s Birthday With Protest

Members of Islamic Movement Of Nigeria (IMN) on Tuesday in Abuja warned the Nigerian Government not to push them to the wall in their demand for the release of their spiritual leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.  The group disclosed this during a procession to mark the 68th birthday of El-Zakyzaky and 1,224 days of his detention. According to Shaikh Sidi Munnir from Sokoto State, a member of the movement who spoke to journalists, the movement would change its style and move to another step if the government fails to release their leader.  When asked what will be the next line of action of the movement if the government continues to keep him in detention, he said: "I am sure we will not be doing this kind of procession to call for the release of our leader; we will m...

We’ve Driven Corruption Under The Table And Made It Unattractive, Says Lai Mohammed

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Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has said it would be unfair for Nigerians to measure the current administration's achievements in the fight against corruption by the number of convictions it has secured. The Minister said this on Monday when he featured on a live TVC News Programme. Listing what he claimed are the achievements of the administration, Mohammed said: “Under this administration, we insisted and have succeeded in ensuring that all payments and revenues are paid into the TSA. “Before we came in, the Federal government had over 2,000 different accounts in various banks, which resulted in paying several billions of naira in charges. “The government then also never had an idea of how much it had as revenue but today over N9.3 trillion has gone into the TS

Saraki: It’s Unfortunate That After 22 Months In The Senate, A Man Like Tinubu Still Lacks Understanding

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it is "unfortunate" that after 22 months in the legislature, Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), does "not have a better understanding of how the legislature works". As reported by SaharaReporters on Sunday, Tinubu, had accused Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, both former members of the party, of budget padding, saying: “Just look at the way Saraki, Dogara and their ilk hijacked the budget process these past four years,” he said in a statement released by Tunde Rahman, his spokesman. “National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad budgets with pet projects that would profit them. Even worse, they cut funds intended to prosper projects that would have benefitted the ave

Briton killed in Kaduna identified

Both the police and the British High Commission have identified the female foreign tourist killed, along with a Nigerian by suspected kidnappers in Kajuru, Kaduna state. She is Faye Mooney.. The post Briton killed in Kaduna identified appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

EFCC Takes Battle To Jail Goje For ‘N5bn Fraud’ To Appeal Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a cross-appeal at the Court of Appeal sitting in Jos, Plateau State capital, against the judgment of a Federal High Court in Gombe that partially upheld a no-case submission by former Governor Danjuma Goje. The commission tried Goje and two others — Alhaji Aliyu El-Nafaty and Dokoro Gombe (alias S.M Dokoro) — on an amended N5billion fraud charge. Making his claim through Wahab Shittu, the EFCC prosecuting counsel, the commission said Goje, between September and November 2010, allegedly forged a document titled 'Resolution authorising His Excellency the Executive Governor of Gombe State to acquire loan of N5,000,000,000.00 only', with Ref. No: GM/HA/RES/VOL. 1/17. The commission said the resolution was

Politicians Who Spend More Than !2 years In Public Office Are Social Parasites, Says Pat Utomi

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Pat Utomi, a professor of political economy and management, has described politicians who spend more than 12 years in public offices as social parasites. The creator of Patito's Gang, a television talk show, made this comment on Saturday while being Intervied on ARISE TV. “I despise people who live on politics. I think that people who make a career in life based on politics are doing society a disservice,” he said. “I have said that nobody should hold public office for more than 12 consecutive years. You go from a commissioner to the governor, senator; you are a social parasite. “You should come out of your hard work, make a difference for four to eight years and go back to what you do. If it’s not like that for you, you are a parasite to society. The characters making it dif