Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chief Gab Olu Akinsehinwa


Chief Gab Olu Akinsehinwa

Chief Gab Olu Akinsehinwa, a free born of Ondo city in Erinketa quarters to the family of late Itamporo Akinsehinwa of Arigbabowo family.

He attended St. David Secondary Modern School, Bolorunduro, Ondo, Ondo State in the year past after which he proceed to Akinlosotu Progressive Institute, Ondo, Ondo State where he studied Architectural Draughtsmanship; Building Construction; Typing & shorthand and later become public letter - writer, he also operate on a business name Gab de Gabson & Partner (email: gabdegabson@gmail.com).

He was honoured with a chieftaincy title of "Gbagengha" of Erinketa, Ondo city.

He was once a special Adviser on Land & Housing in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria in the year 2000 to 2003.

Chief Gbagenga is a traditionalist and the author of "Ojulowo Itan Ondo".

He venture into the publication of Ojulowo Itan Ondo because of the interest and the rich culture of Ondo and Yoruba at large and to let our new generations to know many things like culture which are different from religion.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

THE SCHOOL CALLED MARRIAGE

Marriage is the union of two (or sometimes more) people, usually to the exclusion of all others.

Marriage is the only school where you get the Certificate before you start.

It's also a school where you will never graduate.

It's a school without a break or a free period.

It's a school where no one is allowed to drop out.

It's a school you will have to attend every day of your life.

It's a school where there is no sick leave or holidays.

It's a school founded by God:

1.On the foundation of love.

2.The walls are made out of trust.

3.The door made out of acceptance.

4.The windows made out of understanding

5.The furniture made out of blessings

6.The roof made out of faith.

Be reminded that you are just a student not the principal.

God is the only Principal.

Even in times of storms, don't be unwise and run outside.

Keep in mind that, this school is the safest place to be.

Never go to sleep before completing your
assignments for the day.

Never forget the C-word...Communicate.

Communicate with your classmate and with the Principal.

If you find out something in your classmate (spouse) that you do not appreciate,

Remember your classmate is also just a student not a graduate,

God is not finished with him/her yet.

So take it as a challenge and work on it together.

Do not forget to study the Holy Book (the main textbook of this school).

Start each day with a sacred assembly and end it the same way.

Sometimes you will feel like not attending classes, yet you have to.

When tempted to quit find courage and continue.

Some tests and exams may be tough but remember,

the Principal knows how much you can bear and yet

it's a school better than any other.

It's one of the best schools on earth;

joy, peace and happiness accompany each lesson of the day.

Different subjects are offered in this school, yet love is the major subject.

After all the years of theorizing about it, now you have a chance to practice it.

To be loved is a good thing, but to love is the greatest privilege of them all.

Marriage is a place of love, so love your spouse.

More grace from God.

Corpers to become farmer


NYSC members

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has directed caretaker committee chairmen in the 27 Local Government Areas to allocate land to 1,545 corps members deployed to the state to enhance agricultural production.

Okorocha gave the directive at the opening of orientation for the 2016 Batch ‘B’ corps members posted to the state at Eziama Obaire in Nkwerre council on Monday.

He stressed the state`s determination to identify with the laudable agricultural policy of the Federal Government to tackle the nation`s problem of food insufficiency.

Represented by Deputy Governor Eze Madumere, the governor advised the corps members to pay serious attention to all programmes lined up for them during the orientation.

While congratulating them for their achievements, he urged them to discharge their duties diligently in their various places of assignment.

He said, “I welcome you to Imo hospitality. Pay attention to the programmes lined up for the orientation. Interact with one another and people of the community which is the beauty and essence of the NYSC.”

State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Isaac Fasanu said 1,545 corps members comprising 855 males and 690 females were posted to Imo.

He expressed appreciation to the state government for the numerous supports given to the scheme and for approving the construction of two additional hostels in the camp to accommodate more corps members.

He also thanked the governor for the donation of a vehicle and asked that he continues to support the scheme by complementing their efforts in feeding and other logistics.

Fasanu urged the corps members to be law-abiding.

He said the programme would instil discipline, positive attitude, skills and broad world view in them and reposition them to stand on their own.

The NYSC state coordinator said the scheme would also equip the corps members with leadership qualities and prepare them mentally and physically to face future challenges.

The highlight of the programme was the oath taking by the corps members, administered by the representative of the Chief Judge of Imo, Justice Theresa Chikeka.

(NAN)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Oba (Dr.) Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo (Jilo III) is Ten


Oba (Dr.) Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, Jilo
III,

The Osemawe and Paramount Ruler
of Ondo Kingdom Oba (Dr.) Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, Jilo III will be 10 years on his forefather throne in the year 2006.

Oba (Dr.) Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo was born by late Prince Gbadebo Adedoyin into the Royal of family of Okuta on the 11th November, 1953

He became the 44th Osemawe and
Paramount Ruler of Ondo kingdom in some traditional rite that has been unbroken for over 500 years.

He was well bringing up by his parents, After his
primary and secondary education where at different times, he was admitted to the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi
Awolowo University) in the year 1974 with Federal Government Scholar he obtained a B.Sc (Hons)
in Health Sciences (2nd Class Upper Division) as well as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of
Surgery. His education was later crowned with his attendance of the equally prestigious Liverpool University (U.K) for his post graduate
training in Reproductive Health. Oba Dr. Kiladejo is a United States Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and a Consultant to Liverpool Associate on Tropical Health. Oba (Dr.) Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo is the Chancellor of Wesley
University of Science and Technology, Ondo.

The Ondo people both home and abroad will celebrate the 10th years anniversary on the 2nd of December, 2016 at Oba Adesanoye civic centre, Ondo, Ondo State.

Ondo election irregularities

Oyedele Olorunsola, Akure

In the Ondo election, it was clear to everybody that a lot of money were spent in exchange of vote in the just concluded Ondo election on 26 November, in Akure South, Akoko, Okitkpupa, Ondo and every other parts of Ondo State. The bidding was so high that Akure could not vote for their own son Eyitayo Jegede(SAN). The highest bidder carried the day.

A great deal of raw cash was rolling around from looters who are already in safe havens. Because of their statues, they were free to carry looted fund around in any volume to lure voters who were already recessed and starving to vote for them. The Hungary voters could not resist the 5000 or 4000 per thumb print because of the hard time they are passing through, they dangerous politician tag it "money for hand, back for ground" which means see and buy. Vote and collect 5000

What a terrible way of winning election in Nigeria.

Policemen on rampage in Ondo town


Some men of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday morning went hay wire in Ondo town, Ondo State, protesting non-payment of their last Saturday governorship election allowance.

The policemen trooped out to Fagun street in Ondo town ‎chanting various war songs to kick against the way they were treated after the governorship election.

The development caused traffic logjam in the area.

All efforts to speak with the protesters were not successful as they ‎were beating journalists who were trying to speak with them and residents who wanted to take photographs of the protest.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Aketi's victory a call to rescue our state, reverse its fortunes


Bar. Rotimi Odunayo Akeredolu) the governor-elect in the just concluded governorship election in Ondo State has promised not to fail the people of the state.

The governor-elect said this while delivering his acceptance speech in his hometown, Owo on Sunday.

Akeredolu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress ( APC), was declared the winner of the election with 244, 842 votes.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, said his closest rivals: Mr Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 150, 380, while Chief Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) scored 126,889 votes.

Akeredolu dedicated his victory to God and said it reflected the need for the people for quality leadership.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun and the party’s National Working Committee for their unrelenting support.

“I wish to express my profound gratitude, first, to the Almighty God whose infinite grace has allowed us to see this day.

“This victory is of God through the people. It is not for me or the APC alone, it is also a victory for the people of Ondo state, irrespective of which side of the divide you stood during the election.

“For me, it is a challenge to perform; it is a call to rescue our state and reverse its fortunes.

“I thank the people of my dear state for their steadfastness.

“I have heard their messages throughout the campaign to all the nooks and crannies of the state. Today, you have spoken with one voice.

“You have walked your talk. You have voted for me as your governor for the next four years,” he said.

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Jimoh Ibrahim congratulatory message to Aketi


JIMOH IBRAHIM'S CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO AKEREDOLU.

My dear Egbon

Congratulations I have computed the results sent to me from 2907 wards by my party agents accross Ondo State. It shows you are leading with unrecoverable margin.

I congratulate you as Governor- elect of our lovely state. I will advise you quickly maintain distance from Mimiko if you want to succeed.

I have no doubt that you will urgently create hope for our people, kindly do whatever you can to assist our lovely civil servants.

I saw poverty in those villages i visited during campaign please kindly assist traditional rulers as much as you can.

Ondo state account requires clear audit and this is urgent for immediate recovery of our money to assist in major programme infrastructural development
Once again congratulations

Jimoh Ibrahim.OFR CFR
PDP Candidate 2016

Nigeria still love APC - Dogara


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said on Sunday that the emergence of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu SAN as the governor-elect of Ondo State means that the All Progressives Congress remains a popular political party loved by Nigerians. Dogara stated this in a message to congratulate Akeredolu.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

INEC is not fair to me

In Akure yesterday Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) told the European Union (EU) observers the part of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on this Saturday election in Ondo according to him INEC is not fair to the party by not shifting the election, knowing that his name was reinstated in the candidates’ list only 24 hours to the close of electioneering process.

Jegede said that the authentic agent list of the party is not yet compile by him from the original party chairmen in the state.

Jegede said, “There is the need to collate the list of my agents, train them and submit their names for proper training and send their names to INEC for proper recognition. Also, the voters’ list has not been officially released to the authentic chairman and even if it has been released, do we have time to study it and make appropriate observations? What we want is for INEC to show some discretion in respect of fixing the date for election.”

While reacting to the EU team’s remarks on reported cases of violence in some parts of the state, Jegede said he had instructed his supporters not to engage in any act that could  truncate the existing peace in the state.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Segun Oni to coordinate APC situation room - Ondo election

The Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Segun Oni, will lead a six-member team from the party’s national leadership to coordinate the Situation Room during the Ondo governorship election.

The party’s Assistant Director of Publicity, Mr. Edegbe Odemwingie, in a statement on Tuesday said that the decision was reached after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee in Abuja.

He noted that other members of the team were the party’s National Vice Chairman (South-West), Chief Pius Oluwole Akinyelure and its National Vice Chairman (North-West), Inuwa Abdul-Kadir.

He added that the party’s Zonal Youth Leader (South West), Mr. Adedotun Oluwasegun, the Zonal Woman Leader (South West) Mrs Kemi Nelson and APC Chieftain, Hon Acho Obioma would also form part of the team.

He stated that the party’s Situation Room was expected to liaise with the Control Centre, which would be situated at its National Secretariat in Abuja.

The Ondo State governorship election is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 26.

(NAN)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Postpone Ondo election - Fayose


Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has reiterated the call by the Peoples’ Democratic Party for the postponement of the Ondo governorship election.

Reacting to the victory of the party’s candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, Fayose told newsmen in Ado Ekiti that the electoral body should postpone the election as it did recently in Edo.

He said that the victory of Jegede as the PDP candidate in the Saturday election was not in favour of the party to win the poll.

He called for the postponement of the poll as done by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the last Edo governorship election.

Fayose alleged that INEC, in collaboration with some people, had succeeded in undermining the strength of the party through the long judicial impediment.

He said, “Postponing this governorship election remains the best option if INEC is truly an unbiased umpire.

“I commend the Court of Appeal panel as the judgement should not have been otherwise because you cannot cover the truth. l have said it ab initio that charlatans in PDP are colluding with INEC and some elements to undermine our party.”

He alleged that INEC had no reason in the first instance to change Jegede’s name for any other person’s.

He said, “This is not the best of times for us in the PDP and the good people of Ondo State. This is not the best time this judgement should have come.

“But we are still looking for Nigeria of our own, I mean Nigeria, where there will be fairness and equity.

“It is regrettable that some charlatans can be colluding with INEC and others to destroy our party. This is very regrettable and unfortunate.

“As it is now, the commission has no reason not to postpone this election because what the INEC did was a deliberate action to weaken our party.

“This judgment coming at this time is a major setback for our party, which I believe can only be cured if this election is postponed.”

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PDP senator defeated to APC



Senator Mr. Yele Omogunwa from People Democratic Patry (PDP) representing Ondo South Senatorial District of Ondo State on Thursday defeated to All Progressive Congress (PDP)

The former Commissioner for Works in Ondo State, said that he had formally joined APC at his home town, Ode-Irele in Irele Local Government Area of the state.

He said, It is very correct that I have decamped to APC and it was done in my country home, Ode-Irele.

“I am no more in PDP, but now a bonafide member of APC. My reasons for joining APC are personal.”

With the defection of Omogunwa, all the three Senators representing Ondo State at the upper chamber of National Assembly, are now members of APC.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed Nov. 26 for the Ondo State Governorship Election.

(NAN)

Black Friday

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day and the Friday before Cyber Monday in the United States. It is a busy shopping day and is a holiday in some states.

Although the concept is relatively new in Nigeria, e-commerce sites have deployed it to woo more customers and reward loyal ones.

On one e-commerce portal for instance, buyers are offered as much as N45,000 discount off a freezer that originally sells for N100,000, while a LED TV that sells for N56,300 is offered for N38,950.

Similarly, a refrigerator with the original price of N107,200 can be obtained for N86,625, while a sandwich maker of N14,450 is offered for N8,400.  A food blender of N52,870 can be obtained for N37, 520.

Another portal gives out a gas cooker worth N77,000 for a discounted price of N65,000.

Gadgets and electronics are not left out of the bumper deal, in one of the popular phone shops that also has an offline outlet, a smartphone worth N47, 000 is offered for sale at a discounted price of N37,000; a tablet worth N115,000 is sold for N61,000; while a laptop that originally sold for N126, 500 can be obtained for N109, 850.

        

Presidency helicopter crashes in Markurdi

One of the aircraft from Presidential fleet recently handed over to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed within the Air Force base in Makurdi.

Our correspondent reliably gathered from an insider at the Air Force base that the helicopter Augusta AW101 crashed after it had already landed.

The source who pleaded not to be mentioned said, it was not a major crash. “What happened was that the helicopter had landed but suddenly moved up and then tumbled,” the source said.

It was gathered that only the flight engineer was on board and he did not sustain serious injury.

When contacted, the Air Force Public Relation Officer, Makurdi, Okon Bassey, feigned ignorance of the incident, claiming that he is undergoing a course in Lagos and promised to send the contact number of his assistant.

The assistant, who simply identified himself as Gambo, said that nothing of such happened at the base.

“It is a rumour; many people have been disturbing us concerning this thing, but I can confirm to you that nothing happened.”

Battle surrounds Trump's pick of Mitt Romney as secretary of state


As families across a bitterly divided America gathered for Thanksgiving Day, a battle erupted Thursday in Donald Trump’s camp over his pick for secretary of state, with loyalists seeking to block the path of Mitt Romney, a fierce former critic of the billionaire.

With the president-elect hunkered down at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for the long holiday weekend — from where he urged the country to unite after a “painful” campaign — his team appears split over the leading prospect of making Romney, the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, America’s top diplomat.

Some of Trump’s staunchest supporters have united to oppose the nomination of a man who called the real estate magnate a “fraud” and a “conman” during the campaign, when he helped lead the Republican Party establishment’s drive to sideline him.

But the other leading choice for top diplomat, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani — one of Trump’s loudest supporters from early in his campaign — has drawn scrutiny for his business dealings that could pose conflicts of interest.

“I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving,” Trump tweeted on Thursday, saying he was seeking to persuade an Indiana air-conditioning company, Carrier Corp, to remain in the United States.

But his transition team said there will be no new cabinet announcements until at least Friday, when he will continue meeting candidates and is expected to announce more positions for top loyalists.

– Opposition to Romney –

Despite his lack of experience in foreign policy, Giuliani, 72, has openly lobbied for secretary of state, telling Trump’s advisers he is interested in no other position, The New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the discussions.

However, the outspoken former mayor’s candidacy has drawn attention to his business dealings with foreign governments that may rule him out.

Picking Romney — beaten in the 2012 White House race by Barack Obama — would reassure the Republican Party establishment and US allies worried about Trump’s foreign policy.

But the businessman and former Massachusetts governor who savaged Trump’s candidacy during the campaign also publicly differs from him on Russia, a leading foreign policy challenge.

While the president-elect has praised President Vladimir Putin, promising to improve strained relations with Moscow, Romney has called Russia America’s “number-one geopolitical foe.”

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway — seen as especially close to the president-elect — cast further doubt on his suitability Thursday in what appeared to be a bad sign for Romney.

“Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney,” she tweeted. “Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state.”

Among them, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, another staunch Trump supporter, expressed skepticism that Romney would represent “the kind of tough-minded, America-first policies that Trump has campaigned on.”

“I can think of 20 other people who would be more naturally compatible with the Trump vision of foreign policy,” he told Fox News on Wednesday.

Gingrich was joined by former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who told Fox News he is “still very unhappy that Mitt did everything he could to derail Donald Trump.”

– Victory for conservatives –

Trump has so far nominated mainly older white men to his future cabinet, representing tough, right-wing lines on immigration, Islamic extremism and other issues. They include Jeff Sessions as attorney general, Michael Flynn as defense secretary and Stephen Bannon as chief of staff.

Trump moved to broaden his cabinet’s base on Wednesday, nominating two women, including South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley — whose parents are Sikh immigrants from India — as US ambassador to the United Nations.

Haley is a Tea Party conservative with no foreign policy experience, while Trump’s choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos — a fierce advocate of alternatives to local public schooling — for education represents another victory for social conservatives.

Trump is widely expected to name the tough-talking retired Marine Corps general James “Mad Dog” Mattis as defense secretary on Friday.

Trump is also expected to pick his former primary rival Ben Carson — an African American former neurosurgeon and religious conservative — as secretary of housing and urban development.

Steve Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker, is tipped for Treasury secretary.

With Americans still coming to terms with Trump’s shock win on November 8, the former Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced Thursday that her party has raised the necessary $1.1 million to request a vote recount in the key battleground of Wisconsin, and plans to seek one in two other Rust Belt states.

The request comes amid mounting pressure from liberals to challenge the results of the election, which was marked by fears of foreign hacking and — from the Trump camp — of vote rigging.

Although it is not expected to change the outcome, the recount demands could reignite debate over the legitimacy of Trump’s election, already fuelled by Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote which now stands at two million.

AFP

Reps accuses Chief Olusegun Obasanjo of corruption

The House of Representatives has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian to have held a public office, deploring his tactic of always seeing himself as the only clean human being.

It made a formal reaction on Thursday to the ex-President’s latest attacks on the National Assembly, saying that he churned out “outright lies and falsehoods, and mischievous innuendo.”

On Wednesday, Obasanjo had attacked the legislature on several fronts, including their salaries/allowances and the alleged diversion of constituency projects.

He had stated, “Once you are a member, you are co-opted and your mouth is stuffed with rottenness and corruption that you cannot opt out as you go home with not less than N15million in a month for a senator and N10m a month for a member of the House of Representatives. The National Assembly is a den of corruption by a gang of unarmed robbers.’’

The former President spoke further, “If the judiciary is being cleaned, what of the National Assembly, which stinks much worse than the judiciary? Budget padding must not go unpunished.

“It is a reality, which is a regular and systemic practice. Nobody should pull wool over the eyes of Nigerians. Ganging up to intimidate and threaten the life of a whistle-blower is deplorable and undemocratic.’’

But, speaking through its Chairman, Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas, the House said Obasanjo first introduced corruption to the legislature in 1999 when he felt he must bribe legislators to have his way on every issue.

It added that a reason he would never like members of the National Assembly was the fact that they foiled his third term ambition in 2007 after taking his money and displayed it publicly to put him to shame.

On corruption, Namdas noted, “Undoubtedly, former President Obasanjo is understandably angry with the National Assembly as an institution, having foiled his ambition for a third-term in office even after trying to corrupt the members with a bribe of at least N50m each.

“Lest we forget, the person who introduced corruption to the National Assembly is Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. He birthed the 4th Republic National Assembly with corrupt practices from day one; indeed the first day of the Republic.

“He bribed both PDP, ANPP and AD legislators on their inauguration in 1999 to vote against the majority candidate of PDP, (the late) Dr. Chuba Okadigbo. That was how Senator Evans Enwerem became the Senate President.

 “Have we forgotten the sacks of money displayed on the floor of the House of Representatives, being bribe money paid by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to some honourable members to impeach the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ghali N’abba?

“Have we forgotten that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo used his position as President to extort money from businessmen and contractors with his government to build his presidential library?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

JEGEDE IS NOW PDP CANDIDATE - INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as the People Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the November 26 election in Ondo State.

INEC said it took the decision following the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, which ordered it to remove the name of Ibrahim as the PDP candidate.

The Secretary to the Commission, Mrs. Agusta Okagwu, made the position of the commission known in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday night.

She said, “In compliance with the judgment delivered today, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, the Independent National Electoral Commission hereby declares that Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) is now the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 26, 2016.

“lt will he recalled that in compliance with the order given by the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, on Friday, October 14, 2016 (re-affirmed on October 27, 2016), the commission named Mr. Jimoh lbrahim as the PDP candidate for the governorship election.

“However, with today‘s judgment by the Court of Appeal, the commission, hereby, recognises Mr. Jegede as the candidate of the PDP for the said election

INEC CONFIRMED JEGEDE AS THE AUTHENTIC CANDIDATE

In the Appeal Court, Abuja, yesterday judgment was delivered in favour of Eyitayo Jegede over the crisis emanated from the governorship ticket of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State

The judgment which was delivered by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led three-member panel on Wednesday the 23rd November, 2016 to give INEC order to change the name of Bar. Jimoh Ibrahim which has been on INEC on list on the order of Federal High Court in Abuja against Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) on the 26 November election in Ondo State.

In a separate judgment delivered by the panel, the appeal court also upheld the appeal by a factional chairman of the party, Ahmed Makarfi, and the secretary of the faction, Ben Obi, against the judgment of the Federal High Court, recognising Biyi Poroye and eight others as state executive members of the party in their various states.

All the three Justices on the panel, Justice Saulawa, Justice George Mbaba and Ignatius Agube, agreed on the decisions reached on the two judgment.

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had on June 29, 2016, delivered a judgment recognising Poroye and others as the authentic state executive members of the PDP in their various states.

Justice Saulawa, setting aside the two decisions earlier decided at the Federal High Court by justice Okon Abang on Wednesday, described them as “highly misplaced and most fraudulent”.

He resolved all the seven issues formulated for determination in favour of Jegede, describing the failure of the judge to grant fair hearing to Jegede, who was not a party to the suit before the Federal High Court, as “violent attitudinal disposition to rule of law.”

He said the judge committed a “grave error by violating the principles of natural justice” which he said required all parties that could be affected by an order of court to be heard before judgment was delivered.

Another member of the panel, Justice George Mbaba, who read the lead judgment on Makarfi’s appeal, also described Justice Abang’s judgment, as a “charade and fraud”.

Justice Mbaba ruled, “The entire proceedings leading to the judgment delivered on June 29, 2016, were, in my view, a fraud and it was intended to defraud the appellants. It appeared to be arranged by the same people who paraded as the plaintiffs and the defendants.

“The first to ninth respondents (Poroye and others) did not have a proper course of action.”

He noted that Justice Abang was “a willing party to achieve an ignoble goal”.

The appeal court held that Justice Abang acted without jurisdiction when he made orders against those that were not parties before him.

The panel also faulted the order granted in favour of Ibrahim on the grounds that the governorship candidate of the Sheriff faction was never a party to the suit and the prayer asking that he be recognised as the governorship candidate was not sought by the plaintiffs.

Justice Saulawa held that Justice Abang contravened judicial principles by granting an order not sought by the party.

He said Justice Abang, having earlier in the main judgment delivered on June 29, ruled that the recognition he granted Poroye and others as state executive members of the party was with respect to the 2019 general election, the judge on his own, in his October 14, 2016 ruling, “targeted his orders at the November 26 governorship election”.

“The court mistook his robe for that of Father Christmas and was handing out orders like Christmas gifts,” Justice Saulawa ruled.

The appeal court also nullified the primary said to have been conducted by the Poroye-led state executive of the Sheriff faction of the party which produced Ibrahim as the governorship candidate of the party in the state.

The appeal court described the primary that produced Ibrahim as an “illegal contraption” with “no legal effect or equitable remedy”, adding that the only valid primary could be the one conducted by the National Working Committee of any political party.

The court also held that the provisions of section 287 on which the October 14 post-judgment ruling was based could not be applied for judgment enforcement as Justice Abang did, describing the proceedings as fraudulent.

The court also dismissed Exhibits B21, B23 and B24 relied on by Abang as inadmissible because they were not properly certified.

Justice Saulawa ruled, “Having come this far. Having resolved each and all the total number of seven issues in favour of the appellant, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), what else should the court do?

“Against the background of the foregoing, there is no gainsaying the fact that the appeal is meritorious and it is hereby allowed.”

But the court said it could not make any “consequential order” because Jegede’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), only prayed the court to allow the appeal and set aside the order of Justice Abang of the Federal High Court and nothing more.

Justice Saulawa explained that a court was not allowed to make an order not sought by parties, adding that Jegede’s prayer in his notice of appeal “is incongruous” with the prayers his lawyers asked the court to grant during hearing.

Justice Saulawa ruled, “The reliefs are incongruous and rather mutually exclusive. It is the law that the court does not grant the prayers not sought by parties.”

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday given the Justice Ibrahim Saulawa panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which was handling the various cases relating to the dispute over the PDP governorship ticket in the forthcoming election in Ondo State, the nod to continue with its proceedings.

In two separate rulings,  the five-man panel of the  apex court led by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, unanimously dismissed the motions asking for a stay of the appeal court’s proceedings and others seeking an order disbanding the Justice Saulawa panel.

The two categories of motions dismissed by the apex court on Tuesday were filed by nine applicants led by Poroye.

The apex court arrived at the decisions when 14 separate appeals relating to the dispute over the PDP’s governorship ticket for the forthcoming election in Ondo State came up for hearing on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, INEC has declared Jegede as the candidate of the PDP for the election coming up on Saturday.

The commission said it took the decision following the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, which ordered it to remove the name of Ibrahim as the PDP candidate.

The Secretary to the Commission, Mrs. Agusta Okagwu, made the position of the commission known in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday night.

She said, “In compliance with the judgment delivered today, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, the Independent National Electoral Commission hereby declares that Mr. Eyltatyo legede (SAN) is now the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party  for the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 26, 2016.

“lt will he recalled that in compliance with the order given by the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, on Friday,  October 14,  2016 (re-affirmed on October 27,  2016), the commission named Mr. Jimoh lbrahim as the PDP candidate for the governorship election.

“However, with today‘s judgment by the Court of Appeal, the commission, hereby, recognises  Mr. Jegede as the candidate of the PDP for the said election.’’

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Supreme court gave Order restoring the jurisdiction of appeal court to determine Jegede's case


Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, on Tuesday the 22nd of November, 2016 led three other justices of the Supreme court to gave Order restoring jurisdiction to the Court of Appeal to determine legal discord rocking People Democratic Party (PDP) leadership.

The Appeal Court had on Oct. 18, suspended hearings into the various applications pending the decision of the apex court.

The Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party had approached the apex court following the decision of the court of appeal to grant leave to Ahmed Makarfi faction to appeal against the decision of the Federal High Court.

The appellant had also challenged the decision of the court of appeal to allow Eyitayo Jegegde to appeal against his substitution as PDP candidate for the forthcoming Ondo governorship election.

On June 29, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court upheld Sheriff as the Acting National Chairman of the party.

The decision bestowed the Sheriff’s faction of the PDP the right to conduct governorship primary of the party for the Nov. 26 Ondo State governorship election.

The appellate court had on Nov.11 granted the trio (Jegede, Makarfi and Obi), the leave to appeal against those decisions.

However, the Sheriff faction had immediately challenged the two rulings at the Supreme Court.

Mr Beloulisa Nwofor (SAN), counsel to Mr Biyi Poroye, Ondo state Chairman of PDP, contended that the panel must stay proceedings pending the determinations of those interlocutory appeals.

Nwofor had argued that the court was stripped of its jurisdiction the moment the appeals were entered at the apex court.

NAN

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tips of Job Interview

Job interviews may be orally or written so someone must be prepared for it nowadays funny things are introduced into job interview like sports enhance, go with your neakers and singlet or sport kits.

The following must be observed when going for job interview

i. Be composed
ii. Eat before leaving home
iii. Dress corporately
iv. Attempt to answer all questions either orally or written
v. Be current particularly in your field of study

Friday, November 18, 2016

Ondo State PDP legal battle


Still on Ondo State PDP legal battle and political cul-de-sac

Jimoh Ibrahim vs Eyitayo Jegede

Appeal Court special panel fail to deliver judgment today Friday 18th November, 2016 as judgment is adjourned sine die (indefinitely) while awaiting supreme court decision on the matter.

Supreme Court to deliver judgment next week Tuesday

Oritsefemi beaten up by bouncers


From the Premier Specialist Hospital, Victoria Island, where Oritsefemi has been receiving treatment after he was beaten up by bouncers at Quilox night club, said it was not true that he assaulted anyone of the bouncers.

I did not stab any bouncer at Quilox Night Club, God is my witness. Those who know me will tell you that I am not a violent person and I have never been involved in any fracas in my life. What happened at the club was just an accident,” he said.

Admitting that he had an argument with a bouncer after his friends were denied entry into the VIP section of the night club, Oritsefemi said that he did not cut the man’s face with a broken glass as reported.

Recounting what transpired between him and the bouncer, he said, “During the argument, the bouncer suddenly pushed me and I lost balance. In anger, I wanted to pour my glass of wine on his face. As I tried to empty the content of the glass on him, he charged at me and the glass broke on his face, injuring him. I did not stab him. I have never stabbed anybody in my life.”

The artiste also said that while he was apologising to the bouncer, the other bouncers at the club descended on him and, without asking questions, beat him up.

Immediately after the incident, the news had gone viral on the Internet, with many reports indicating that Oritsefemi had been involved in a brawl with the injured bouncer. But the singer’s management team, MSN Gang, in an attempt to clear his name of wrongdoing, issued a public statement on social media explaining his role in the incident.

The statement claimed that Oritsefemi was attacked at the club because he dared to interfere when fellow artistes, Sound Sultan and Rock Steady, were prevented by a bouncer from entering the VIP section.

Reacting to this, the management of the club insisted that the singer was the aggressor in the entire episode. In a statement, it said that Oritsefemi had attempted to “sit eight of his friends” at a table that was already booked by a patron of the club. Annoyed, the latter had invited a bouncer who then approached and politely informed the singer that the patron’s guests were being expected.

Describing what happened next, the statement said, “Oritsefemi, in a fit of unprovoked rage, slapped the bouncer and then, breaking a glass in his hand, stabbed him in the eyes is untrue.

The singer has, however, apologised to the owner of the club, Shina Peter, describing the incident as unfortunate.

        

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NYSC 2016 Batch B Timetable released


The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has announced that the Camps open for the 2016 Batch B Orientation on the 24th November – 14th December, 2016. On-line Registration started on 17th October, 2016.

A comprehensive timetable was issued in a bulletin on its official website.

NYSC Mobilization Time Table For 2016 Batch B
S/NO Event Date
1 Display of list of all approved programmes for institutions on NYSC portal for cross checking and feedback 14th – 21st September 2016
2 Collation of Prospective Corps Members’ Data by Corps Producing Institutions CPIs 12th – 30th September 2016
3 Submission/Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs 6nd – 11th October 2016
4 Uploading of Corrected Lists by Corps Producing Institutions 11th – 14th October 2016
5 On-line Registration by Foreign and locally Trained Nigerian Graduates 17th October – 12th November 2016
6 Entertainment of complaints from Prospective Corps Members by the state Deployment and Relocation officers and NYSC Help Lines/Desks officers. 17th October – 12th November, 2016
7 Forwarding of Complaints to Mobilisation Dept by State Deployment and Relocation officers 17th October – 12th November, 2016
8 Deployment and Printing of Call-up Letters by ICT Department 14th – 19th November, 2016
9 Notification/On-line Printing of Call-up Letters/Delivery of Call-up letters to Institutions 21st – 24th November, 2016
10 On-line Printing of Deployment Disposition by Corps Producing Institutions CPIs 21st – 23th November, 2016
11 2016 Batch B Orientation Course 24th November – 14th December, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Surprise birthday gift by Victor Anichebe to girlfriend.


Florence Otedola a.k.a DJ Cuppy, the daughter of Nigeria billionaire Femi Otedola receive her surprise 24th birthday gift, a brand new Mercedes-Benz G-wagon was presented to her by her Nigeria footballer boyfriend, Victor Anichebe. She was excited with the present from Victor as she shared some snap on her special day on Instagram with the caption

“OMG… PINCH ME NOW! What A Surprise!”

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nigerian justice in the hand of new deemster


Justice Walter Onnoghen was inaugurated as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammed Buhari in Abuja today the 10th of November, 2016.

This following the retirement of Justice Mahmud Mohammed at the attainment of the mandatory 70 years’ retirement age.

Onnoghen is expected to act until the name of substantive CJN is forwarded to the Senate and it is confirmed.

The brief inauguration ceremony witnessed by top government officials took place inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How President Donald Trump Started his Career

How Donald Trump Started his Careers.

He was born 1946 in New York city, United States of American (USA) a real estate developer and
businessman.

He became one of the best known and most controversial businessmen of the 1980s and
1990s.

He was the fourth of five children of
Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump. Frederick Trump was a builder and real estate developer who specialized in constructing and
operating middle income apartments in the Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn sections of
New York. Donald Trump was an energetic and bright child, and his parents sent him to the New
York Military Academy at age thirteen, hoping the discipline of the school would channel his energy
in a positive manner. Trump did well at his academy, both socially and academically, rising to be a star athlete and student leader by the
time he graduated in 1964.

During the summers, Trump worked in his father's company at the construction sites. He
entered Fordham University and then transferred to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he
graduated in 1968 with a degree in economics. He seems to have been strongly influenced by his father in his decision to make a career in
real estate development, but the younger man's personal goals were much grater than that of
his father. After graduating Trump joined the family business, the Trump Organization.

In 1971 Trump moved to his residence at Manhattan, where he became familiar with many influential people. Convinced of the economic opportunity in the city, Trump became involved in large building projects in Manhattan that would offer opportunities for earning high profits, utilizing attractive architectural design, and winning
public recognition.

Building an empire when the Pennsylvania Central Railroad entered bankruptcy, Trump was able to obtain an option (a contract that gives a person the authority to
sell something for a specific price during a limited time frame) on the railroad's yards on the west side of Manhattan. When plans for apartments were refused because of a poor economic climate, Trump promoted the property as the location of a city convention center, and the city government selected it over two other sites in 1978. Trump's offer to drop a fee if the center were named after his family, however, was turned down, along with his bid to build the complex.

In 1974 Trump obtained an option on one of the Penn Central's hotels, the Commodore, which was unprofitable but in an excellent location near Grand Central Station. The next year he signed a partnership agreement with the Hyatt Hotel Corporation, which did not have a large downtown hotel. Trump then worked out a complicated deal with the city to revamp the hotel. Renamed the Grand Hyatt, the hotel was
popular and an economic success, making Trump the city's best known and most controversial developer.

In 1977 Trump married Ivana Zelnickova Winklmayr, a New York fashion model who had been an alternate on the 1968 Czech Olympic Ski Team. After the birth of the first of the couple's three children in 1978, Donald John Trump, Jr.,
Ivana Trump was named vice president in charge of design in the Trump Organization and played a
major role in supervising the renovation of the Commodore.

In 1979 Trump rented a site on Fifth Avenue next to the famous Tiffany & Company as the location for a monumental $200 million apartment-retail complex designed by Der Scutt. It was named Trump Tower when it opened in 1982. The fifty-eight-story building featured a six-story courtyard lined with pink marble and included an eighty-
foot waterfall. The luxurious building attracted well-known retail stores and celebrity renters and
brought Trump national attention.
Atlantic City Meanwhile Trump was investigating the profitable casino gambling business, which was
approved in New Jersey in 1977. In 1980 he was able to acquire a piece of property in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He brought in his younger
brother Robert to head the complex project of acquiring the land, winning a gambling license, and obtaining permits and financing. Holiday Inns
Corporation, the parent company of Harrah's casino hotels, offered a partnership, and the $250 million complex opened in 1982 as Harrah's
at Trump Plaza. Trump bought out Holiday Inns in 1986 and renamed the facility Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. Trump also purchased a Hilton Hotels casino-hotel in Atlantic City when the corporation failed to obtain a gambling license and renamed the $320 million complex Trump's Castle. Later, while it was under construction, he was able to acquire the largest hotel-casino in
the world, the Taj Mahal at Atlantic City, which opened in 1990.

Back in New York City, Trump had purchased an apartment building and the Barbizon-Plaza Hotel which faced Central Park, with plans to build a large condominium tower on the site. The tenants of the apartment building, however, who were protected by the city's rent
control and rent stabilization programs, fought Trump's plans and won. Trump then renovated the Barbizon, renaming it Trump Parc.

In 1985 he purchased seventy-six acres on the west side of Manhattan for $88 million to build a complex to be called Television City, which was
to consist of a dozen skyscrapers, a mall, and a riverfront park. The huge development was to stress television production and feature the
world's tallest building, but community opposition and a long city approval process delayed
construction of the project.

In 1988 he acquired the Plaza Hotel for $407 million and spent $50
million renovating it under his wife Ivana's direction.

Declining wealth
It was in 1990, however, that the real estate market declined, reducing the value of income from Trump's empire; his own net worth plummeted from an estimated $1.7 billion to $500 million. The Trump Organization required massive loans to keep it from collapsing, a situation that raised questions as to whether the corporation could survive bankruptcy. Some observers saw Trump's decline as symbolic of
many of the business, economic, and social excesses from the 1980s.
Yet Trump climbed back and was reported to be worth close to $2 billion in 1997.

Donald Trump's image was tarnished by the publicity surrounding his controversial separation and the later divorce
from his wife, Ivana. But Trump married again, this time to Marla Maples, a fledgling actress. The couple had a daughter two months before their marriage in 1993. He filed for a highly publicized divorce from Maples in 1997, which
became final in June 1999.

On October 7, 1999, Trump announced the formation of an exploratory committee to inform
his decision of whether or not he should seek the Reform Party's nomination for the presidential race of 2000, but backed out because of problems within the party.
A state appeals court ruled on August 3, 2000, that Trump had the right to finish an 856-foot-tall
condominium on New York City's east side. The Coalition for Responsible Development had sued
the city, charging it with violation of zoning laws by letting the building reach heights that towered over everything in the neighborhood. The city has since moved to revise its rules to prevent more of such projects. The failure of Trump's
opponents to obtain an injunction (a court order to stop) allowed him to continue construction.
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He now contested for presidential election in united state and won. He is the newly elected president of the United States of America.

Ten (10) promises/policies of Donald Trump

New York - Republican Donald Trump has won victory in the United States presidential race.

These are the top ten policies he intends to implement when he is sworn in as President on January 20, 2017.

1 Build a "great, great wall" between the US and Mexico. The wall is estimated to cost between $2.2bn and $13bn.

2 A mass deportation of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the US. In addition, his immigration reforms would end "birthright citizenship", the policy that grants the children of illegal immigrants citizenship so long as they are born on American soil.

3 Muslims would not be admitted to the US. He has since gone back on the announcement, instead saying that he would put in place "extreme vetting" for anyone wishing to immigrate to the US.

4 Send back Syrian migrants seeking asylum in the US.

5 He would "bomb the hell" out of IS.

6 He would put surveillance on US mosques.

7 In order to end mass shootings, he would invest in mental health treatment.

8 Create a simpler tax code. Trump wants anyone who earns less than $25 000 (£16,500) to pay no income tax.

9 He would raise the federal minimum wage from its present level of $7.25/hour.

10 Encourage Tokyo and Seoul to build up nuclear arsenals