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Leaked Tape: Adeyemi Asks NJC, DSS, Others To Probe Melaye, Judge

Immediate past senator, who represented Kogi West Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi, has asked the National Judicial Council, NJC, and Department of State Service, DSS, to probe the judgment of Kogi State Election Tribunal, which dismissed his petition, and declared Dino Melaye as duly elected senator for the district. Speaking with journalists, yesterday, in Abuja, while reacting to a leaked telephone conversation alleged to have involved Senator Melaye and the chairperson of the tribunal, Justice Akon Ikpeme, Adeyemi also called on anti-graft agencies to wade into the matter. He said: “I, hereby, call for a thorough investigation by the appropriate authorities, that is, the Chief Justice of the Federation, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, National Judicial Council, NJC; Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC; Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, and Department of State Service, DSS. “I hold the view that the …
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@EVERYNIGERIAN: DO YOU REALLY KNOW BUHARI?

Here is a selection of statements that Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari made in public domain. They are quite unusual and paint a picture that may be seen as quite extreme but perhaps also present a Buhari who has never concealed who he is. You be the judge. On Election Rigging: Kill Them “Ku fita ku yi zabe. Ku Kasa, ku tsare, ku raka ku tsaya. Duk wanda bai yarda ba, ku halaka shi.” In English: “Firstly, you must register, come out and vote. You guard, protect, escort to the collation centre and you wait until the result is counted. Anyone who stops you, kill/destroy them! (Crowd chants wildly.)” – Video, Pre-elections 2011 [Note: Buhari locked up ex-Governor Sule Lamido for identical words] On Boko Haram: Don’t Kill Them “The appropriate thing to do, according to the law, was for the police to carry out investigations and charge him (Mohammed Yusuf) to court for prosecution, but they killed him, his in-law was killed, they went and demolished their houses. Because of that…

COUPISTS MOVE TO PLAN B, ENLIST CHIEF OF AIR STAFF, SADIQUE ABUBAKAR

…Airforce chief prepares to bomb army formations With the massive expose that visited plans by Hausa-Fulani officers in the Nigerian military to violently overthrow the constitutional, democratic order in order to prevent Acting President Yomi Osinbajo from taking over full reigns of power in the event of President Mohammadu Buhari’s death, the coupists have moved to plan B. Chief of Army Staff, Yusuf Buratai, had raised alarm to the effect that some officers were conducting nocturnal meetings with politicians with a view to overthrowing the government of the day. The army later launched an investigation and claimed to have made some arrests. Pointblanknews.com had reported that the putschists had planned to arrest the Acting President and the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and accuse them of poisoning President Buhari. Tinubu recently reacted to the coup plot by stating that democrats who sacrificed so much to ensure the enth…

COUP SCARE: VP OSINBAJO, TINUBU TO BE ARRESTED OLIGARCHS, ARMY MAJORS FINGERED IN PLOT ARMY CHIEF, BURATAI IN THE DARK

Sensing another scenario that would signal the loss of political power and a replay of the latePresident Musa Yar’Adua/Goodluck Jonathan scenario, elements from the core north are allegedly making undercover moves to salvage the situation should President Muhammadu Buhari die in office or resigns due to illness. Recall that late Yar’Ádua from Katsina State, where Buhari hails from in the North-west geo-political zone, died in office in 2010 after a protracted illness, automatically forcing the zone to relinquish power, following the constitutional provision and zoning arrangement adopted by the then ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), with the swearing in of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Pointblanknews.com checks have revealed a plot by northern oligarchs, using the military to create confusion and ensure that power is retained in the zone. It was gathered that an army major and Buhari’s kinsman (names withheld), who is a member of the presidential guard, has been g…

Popular Nigerian highlife singer, Tony Grey, dies

Popular Nigerian highlife musician, Tony Grey is dead. According to reports, the Ozimba crooner based in Warri, Delta State, who had been ill needed money to be flown abroad for treatment a few months ago. He was said to have suffered from diabetes and prostate cancer. Although, he received a handful of donations for the treatment, the great musician who was popular in the 70s through the early 90s died on Monday. Tony Grey is an indigene of Aboh in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.

Lagos matron disappears after calling daughter

The family of a 58-year-old matron, Mrs. Winnifred Alofoje, are afraid she may have been abducted after she went missing last Friday. Efforts to reach her on her telephone were said to have proved abortive, as the line was switched off. Winnifred, a matron at Blue Sky Hospital, Egbeda, Lagos State, was said to have left her house in Hand of Fire City, Igando, at about 9am, for Nurse and Midwifery Council in Yaba to renew her medical licence. However, her name was said to be missing in a register for people who visited the centre for licences on that day. At about 12pm that Friday, Winnifred had reportedly called her ailing daughter on the telephone to know how she was faring. The woman’s son, Itua Alofoye, told PUNCH Metro that he was notified about her disappearance in the night when his father and sister did not hear from her. Itua said he visited the centre on Saturday, but could not verify whether she got to the place. He explained that further efforts to locate her had bee…

FRSC recalls sector commander, officers who cut female officials’ hair

The Federal Road Safety Commission’s Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered the recall of the Rivers State Sector Commander and other officers concerned in the raving issue of cutting of some female officers’ hair. The female officers were allegedly carrying long hair in the Rivers State Sector Command, Portharcourt. In a latest interview granted Punch online early morning on Tuesday, by Head Media Relations and Strategy of the Corps, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, this became necessary in order to properly investigate the matter. Boboye had condemned the photographs trending on the social media concerning the cutting-off of the hair of the female FRSC officials. The photos, which started trending late Monday evening, showed a man identified as the sector commander of the Rivers State Command of the FRSC, Andrew A. Kumapayi, using a pair of scissors to cut up the hair of some female officials. The incident reportedly happened during the early morning parade when Kumapayi went round to …