Tuesday, 17 May 2016

SPORTS:--Ibrahimovic: "I know where I will be going next season"

Ibrahimovic: "I know where I
will be going next season"

– Ibrahimovic has confirmed that
he will leave PSG
– The player is reportedly in talks
with numerous top clubs
– The forward says he already
knows his next club
PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich has claimed
that he already knows the club he will be playing
next season.
The striker earlier confirmed he will leave Paris
Saint-Germain at the end of the season with his
last game at the Parc des Princes against
The 34-year-old has also confirmed transfer talks
with his club and other teams. The Sweden
striker’s contract expires at the end of the season.
Ibrahimovic has scored 35 goals and he is attracting
plenty of interest from elsewhere. He has been
linked with a move to the EPL, with Arsenal,
Manchester United and Chelsea said to be
The Sweden international has been also linked with
moves to LA Galaxy and AC Milan.
PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic smiles after
winning the French league title, during their Ligue
1 soccer match against Troyes
“I know where I will be going next
season, but I will not be saying where
tonight!” Ibrahimovic raved.
Ibrahimovic, who has scored 38 Ligue 1 goals, is
now PSG’s highest scorer.
Speaking about his club, the forward noted: “This
is a fantastic group, it is even the
best group I’ve played. I will miss
this team. We knew what we wanted
on the first day of the project and we
are proud of what we achieved. I
hope they will continue [to be
successful] because the project is
huge. I’m not worried. I never cry
usually, but when I saw enter my
children, I had tears in my eyes. I am
very grateful to the French people. I
had to give them the best of myself

Photos: Northern youths pray in Shekarau house supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Photos: Northern youths pray
in Shekarau house
supporters of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP)

organised prayers in a house of
former Kano state governor
Ibrahim Shekarau, asking Allah to
destroy the government of
President Muhammadu Buhari.
The photos were shared on Facebook by Maigari
Sani Auwal.
He wrote: “Shekarau was reportedly
arrested and detained by the
Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission for alleged fraud.

“This is a congregation prayers in
Shekarau house seeking for God to
destroy the government of Buhari for
his lack of good governance.
“People praying for God to deliver
them from the hardship and
difficulties that Buhari has put us
through in this nation.”
Shekarau was arrested by EFCC on May 12,
Thursday, over alleged sharing of N950 million
campaign funds in his house at Mundubawa in
Kano metropolis.
He was alleged to have gathered N25 million as
his own share of the money and consequently quizzed
by the Commission for interrogation.

BREAKING: Court stops NLC, TUC, from going on strike

BREAKING: Court stops NLC,
TUC, from going on strike

– National Industrial Court has
stopped the Nigeria Labour
Congress, Trade Union Congress
from going on with their planned
national strike
– The case was adjourned to May
24 for hearing of the motion on
– FG has invited the leadership of
NLC, TUC to a meeting over the
planned national strike
Labour members leading a protest
The National Industrial Court has stopped the
Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union
Congress from going on with their planned national
strike over fuel pump hike.
President of the court, Babatunde Adejumo gave
the order on Tuesday, May 17 as FG and
labour leaders continue to meet over reduction in fuel
pump price.
Recall that over the weekend, organised labour and
the civil society gave the Federal Government till
midnight on Tuesday to reverse the increase or face
an indefinite national strike.
What FG plans to do to NLC, TUC over
planned national strike
Ruling on an exparte application filed by
Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the
federation (AGF), Adejumo ordered parties to
maintain the status quo until the hearing and
determination of the exparte motion.
He also directed the government to dialogue with the
NLC towards an amicable resolution of their
The case was adjourned to May 24 for hearing of
the motion on notice.
Meanwhile, the two major unions in Nigeria’s oil
and gas sector endorsed the price modulation
mechanism adopted by the Federal Government to
arrive at the new N145 per litre pump price for

NEWS:--How Senator Saraki fared at the commencement of CCT

How Senator Saraki fared at
the commencement of CCT

Senator Bukola Saraki on
Tuesday, May 17, returned to the
Code of Conduct Tribunal, where
for quite a while he has been
answering to allegation leveled
against him.
Senator Saraki at one of his appearance at the

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct
Tribunal, the special court hearing the false and
anticipatory assets declaration charge against Saraki,
had, last Wednesday, adjourned hearing till today to
give both prosecution and defence teams some time to
At 11:49 am
The defence attorney, Paul Usoro, and Mr
Wetkas continued from where they both left off last
week — the disagreement over the property at 15,
MacDonald Road, Ikoyi.
Irregularities spotted in the description of the
property is the crux of the exchanges. Prosecution
lead, Rotimi Jacobs, is bitter over the argument,
saying the trial cannot last forever.
He said the defence team is deliberately wasting
crucial time as part of its tactics to stall the trial.
Solidarity for the Senate President is unusually
small, only two senators are here, in addition to
Kawu Baraje, an APC chieftain
At 11:42am
The hearing proper continued with the cross-
examination of prosecution witness, Michael
The tribunal argued about a story that has been
circulating online, alleging a division between the
chairman, Mr Umar, and his co-chairman,
Phillip Agwaza.
According to the report, Umar always disagrees
with Agwaza and that is why Agwaza always
keeps quiet. The judges deny the report, scolding the
“layman” news reporter.
Meanwhile, Danladi Umar said that only one
lawyer should cross examine the witness, Michael
Wetkas . He said the lawyer responsible for the
cross examination should be only Kanu Agabi, the
lead counsel to the Senate president.
Umar directed the defence counsel to restrict the
number of lawyers who would cross-examine the
prosecution witness to just one, saying that the
conduct of the cross-examination had been untidy with
the frequent change of lawyers by the defence team.
However, the CCT chairman on Tuesday, May
10, ruled in favor of Saraki, for the first time since
the commencement of the trial when he permitted
more than one lawyer to cross examine Wetkas.
Paul Erokoro, one of the counsel to Saraki
asked that he wanted to cross examine Wetkas, who
is also Economic Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) detective but Rotimi Jacobs, the lead
counsel to the federal government objected to his
Saraki during one of his appearances at the CCT
Senator Saraki is facing a 16-count charge of fraud
levelled against him by the Code of Conduct
Bureau (CCB). The bureau had on September
16, 2015 filed a 13-count charge against Saraki for
alleged false and anticipatory declaration of assets,
but increased the number to 15 on April 18 and
added one more charge on April 27.
After the charges were filed, the senate president
was invited to appear before the tribunal on
September 18.
In his reaction, Saraki approached the Federal
High Court on September 17 to block the trial
describing the charges as frivolous and politically
On September 18, Saraki failed to appear at the
CCT, causing the tribunal’s chairman, Danladi
Umar, to grant a request by the prosecution that
Mr. Saraki be arrested and forced to appear at the
trial by the next sitting on September 21.
Saraki’s lawyer, Joseph Daudu, had prayed the
court to adjourn till Mr. Saraki’s application was
determined at the Federal High Court, but the
tribunal held that the FHC could not stop the
trial, at the tribunal.
The Senate president further filed an ex-parte
motion containing 12 grounds of appeal at the
Appeal court, asking it to issue an order demanding
the CCT to revoke the bench warrant against him.

OPINION::--What if Buhari wouldn’t have become a president

What if Buhari wouldn’t have
become a president

Editor’s note: Muhammadu Buhari
will soon mark one year in the office
of president. Umar Aminu Ibrahim
shares this opinion on his Facebook
page. He lists 10 things that people
would have credited to Nigeria if
Buhari did not win the presidential
election in 2015.
Presdent Muhammadu Buhari, a former military
On a serious note
Today, I want to take time and thank God for
making Buhari the president of this country.

At first, I did not understand why God allowed
it to happen. But now I know and I have seen
the benefit.
This is how I understand the benefit.
Had it been Buhari did not become president:
1. We will think that by now fuel will be N45
per litre.
2. We will think that by now N1 will be equal
to $1.
3. We will think that by now three million jobs
would have been created.
4. We will think that by now unemployed youths
would have been receiving N5,000 stipends.
5. We will think that by now pupils would have
been getting at least a meal(including fruits) in
6. We will think that by now Buhari would have
made his assets and liabilities public.
7. We will think that by now 720,000 jobs by the
36 states in the federation yearly (20,000 per state)
would have been created.
8. We will think that by now there would be
permanent peace in the Niger Delta and other
conflict prone areas such as Plateau, Taraba,
Bauchi, Borno and Abia.
9. We will think that by now the government
would have started creating additional middle-class of
at least two million new home owners in the first
year in government and one million annually
10. We will think that by now maternal and
children healthcare services would be free.

These are the author's view only

GOSSIP:--Bride called her ex's name while exchanging marital vows

Bride called her ex's name
while exchanging marital vows

A wedding day is has been
described to be a day where heart
felt emotions are felt between the
couple, and their immediate
family. On this day, the brides are
using filled with mixed feelings
and under tension especially
when it is time for them to say
their vows.
Ghanaian couple

According to the Ghanaian lady who shared this
‘true life story’ via twitter, a bride surprised family
and guests at her wedding when she uttered another
man’s name while reading her wedding vows.
While she claimed she was tensed, however some
people who knew her ex-boyfriend revealed that it
she mentioned his name as the groom’s mother left
the church in annoyance.

Read more tweets below:

NEWD:---Lagos capital heavily flooded after morning rainfall

Lagos capital heavily flooded
after morning rainfall

Source: Naij. com

There was a heavy rainfall in
Ikeja, the Lagos state capital, on
Tuesday, May 17, much to the
relief of some residents of the
But it was another day of unpleasant experience for
some other residents whose areas usually witness
flood anytime it rains.
From Awolowo way to Under Bridge in Ikeja,
there was serious impediment on the movement of
vehicles and pedestrians as the flood encroached into
the road and sent some workers ‘packing’.
NAIJ.com’s photojournalist, Emmanuel
Osodi went to the major areas in the state capital
and images from his trip show that refuse had begun
to gather in some of these flooded areas with some
residents vacating their places of work because of the
flood’s invasion.
Below are some of the images from the flooded
areas on Tuesday: