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PRESIDENT JONATHAN, OTHER AFRICAN LEADERS TO MEET ON MORE JOINT ACTION AGAINST TERRORISM, LEAVE FOR NAIROBI TOMORROW

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will travel to Nairobi tomorrow to participate in a meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council scheduled to hold in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday. The Nairobi meeting, which is a follow-up to talks by President Jonathan and other African leaders at Pretoria, South Africa in May this year on joint action against terrorism, will receive and consider the report of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa. Deliberations at the Nairobi Summit and the adoption of the African Chairperson’s Report by President Jonathan, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other participating Heads of State are expected  lead to more collaborative actions by Nigeria and other African countries to rid the continent of acts of terrorism and violent extremism. The President, who will be accompanied to the Nairobi Summit by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) as well as other advisers and aides will return to Abuja at the conclusion of the meeting on Tuesday.  

Reuben Abati Special Adviser to the President (Media& Publicity)
August 31, 2014

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Pastor Chris Removes Information About His Wife From Church Website.
Latest findings by Daily Post indicates that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Christ Embassy has removed every information about his wife, Anita from the church website. This is not unconnected with the wind of divorce currently blowing in the family. The Cable had exclusively reported that the wife, Anita who is also Vice President of Loveworld Assembly, better known as Christ Embassy had filled for divorce in a London Court over alleged adultery. Following the shocking revelation, Daily Post ran a quick check on the church’s website (http://www.christembassy.org) only to discover that every information about the wife has been expunged. Previously, the picture of Pastor Chris and his wife, Anita were on the homepage of the website but following the shocking revelation, the wife has been removed from the site. Amazingly, Daily Post is currently monitoring the live service of the church and pastor Chris is yet to open up on the issue….

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The Uniport Teaching Hospital Mortuary has been closed down over Ebola virus.. No corpse will be allowed to be moved or brought in until the morgue is fully cross checked and cleared of Ebola after the late medical doctor who died of Ebola virus in Port Harcourt was kept there..

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The Father inlaw of Nigeria's foremost showbiz personality and broadcaster Dayo Adeneye D1 has been kidnapped. The 74 years old Chief Nigbenebor was kidnapped in Benin. According to her daughter, Caroline, the kidnappers are asking for N40m for his release and have reduced it to N10m.

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WHY‬ THERE HAVE BEEN NO LG ELECTIONS IN OYO STATE SINCE AJIMOBI CAME TO OFFICE

Many people, especially Dr. Ben Jimi Dada whom I love so much and I'm proud of, have asked me to investigate why we have not had local government election in Oyo State, since Governor Abiola Ajimobi assumed office.

Since 2011, our LGs have been manned by caretaker councils appointed at the sole discretion of the governor. This is undemocratic as it runs against the spirit and letters of section 7 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

However, my findings show that the fate of LG elections in Oyo State is intertwined in a labyrinth of litigations instituted by 3 different parties namely:

1. Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission OYSIEC members appointed by Governor Ladoja who were sacked by Governor Alao Akala.

2. OYSIEC members appointed by Alao-Akala but sacked by Governor Ajimobi and the Ajimobi administration which wants to know which of the judgements given in the above 2 cases to obey and follow.

These are legal impediments as opposed to the political as reasons for not conducting local government elections in Oyo State.

When Otunba Alao-Akala came on board as the Governor of our dear state after the impeachment of Senator Ladoja, he sacked all the members of OYSIEC appointed by Ladoja. The sack was undoubtedly unconstitutional in that the constitution prescribes a 5year certain period for members, who were yet to see out their tenure when sacked, challenged their dissolution in court and judgement was not delivered until after Senator Abiola Ajimobi was sworn in as Governor. The said court declared their removal as illegal and unconstitutional and the government was directed to pay them all their entitlements.

With that declaration by the court as per P.O Ige (as he then was the judge), it automatically follows that Otunba Akala's appointees were occupying the office illegally as the office was not vacant when they were appointed into that office.

The Ajimobi government complied with the judgement and settled all the arrears of salaries of the judgement creditors.

He (Ajimobi) made moves to constitute OYSIEC board, but the Akala men also went to court to challenge their removal from office. Oyo State High Court under Justice M.O. Bolaji -Yussuff also gave judgement in their favour and against the state government. The government was also ordered to pay this set of OYSIEC Board as well.

Ajimobi felt that it is against due process to apply state resources to offset the salaries of 2 sets of people for the same office at thesame time, more so that a court had also declared those occupiers of the office as illegal.

Therefore, he presented the two matters to the Court of Appeal for determination on which of the two conflicting judgements to follow.

Once the Court of Appeal clears the legal impediments and government is empowered legally to constitute the Board, machinery can be set in motion by the Board towards conducting the elections.

With this investigative report, "Who is to be blamed?

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Osun poll:
Omisore hires 7 SANs, submits 815 page petition to tribunal.

Standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 9, 2014 governorship poll, Senator Iyiola Omisore, on Thursday, finally filed 815-page petition at the Election Petition Tribunal, to challenge the declaration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola as the winner of the poll.

Accompanied by the Chairman of the PDP in the state, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa, Omisore, who arrived at the premises of the State High Court around 4.05 pm, headed for the office behind one of the court’s buildings, where the secretary of the Election Petition Tribunal, Mr Mohammed Alli received his entourage.

Nigerian Tribune sighted him alongside the state’s PDP chairman, signing the petition which were in three bundles of 815 pages booklets, before they were handed over to the tribunal’s secretary.

Speaking during a chat with journalists after submission of the petition, Omisore contended that, “with the submission of this petition, I would
soon be declared the original winner of theAugust 9, 2014 governorship election in Osun, with lawful votes cast by the people of this state, unlike the rigged and manipulated figures released by the INEC, which declared the candidate of APC as the winner.”

According to him, “there was huge connivance between the INEC, OYES cadets, who they used as presiding officers and some policemen, who were
bribed and bought over to chase our agents out of polling units and centres. This development indicated that there was no transparency, fairness in the conduct of the poll in some identified areas in the state.”

Responding to a question on his confidence in the Election Petition Tribunal to dispense unbiased justice, considering the controversy that
characterised the tribunal, which sacked former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola’s government, Omisore simply stated, “as far as we are concerned, that tribunal that sent Oyinlola away,headed by Justice Salami, paid dearly for their misdeeds.

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LAGOS DEDICATE AUGUST SANITATION EXERCISE TO EBOLA VIRUS DISEASEPREVENTIVE CAMPAIGN

Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello, has said that the State Government has dedicated the statewide Environmental Sanitation Exercise for the month of August 2014, holding on Saturday 30th August 2014, between the hours of 7.00am-10.00am, towards massive advocacy campaign and demonstration of preventive measures to curb the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease. He noted that as a responsible and responsive Government, the present administration would continue to be in the forefront of the campaign for a healthier and sustainable environment. According to him, “over the years the present administration had embarked on massive public enlightenment to educate Lagosians on the need to desist from unhygienic acts like open urination and defecation, cleaning of our Environment and proper waste management, as its consequences are grievous”. “Now that we have an index case of the Ebola virus disease in the state, this is now another wakeup call for all Lagosians to desist from unhygienic acts that could spread the disease”, he added. Noting that officials from his Ministry will, during the August Sanitation Exercise, go round the state to demonstrate preventive steps and ways to prevent the spread of the disease, Bello emphasized that the State Government has zero tolerance for acts such as defecating and urinating in the public, street trading, indiscriminate dumping of refuse and constructions of structures along drainage alignments. The Commissioner urged Lagosians to troop out in large number and actively participate in the statewide exercise, stressing that efforts should be concentrated on the cleaning of drains, canals and fumigation of our environment, in order to completely eliminate the disease in the state. While advising Lagosians to sustain the Solid Waste Management Programme of the State Government through the patronage of LAWMA/PSP.

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