Wednesday, 20 July 2016

CHOAS AS:-PDP, APC lawmakers exchange blows in Benue state



– An alleged probe by the
Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) into the
purchase of cars for the
lawmakers has led to fracas in the
Benue state House of Assembly
– PDP lawmakers in the House
accuse the Speaker of corruption
and are demanding the
resignation of the principal
officers in the House
– The Speaker accuses 13 PDP
lawmakers of violating the law in
the purchase of the cars which
prompted the EFCC probe
Benue lawmakers engaging in
fisticuffs on Tuesday, July 19.
Photo credits: Channels TV
There was chaos at the Benue
state House of Assembly on
Tuesday, July 19, as proceedings
degenerated into fisticuffs between
lawmakers over an alleged 750
million naira car fraud.
According to Channels TV, the
fracas was fueled by an alleged
probe by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
into the purchase of cars for the
lawmakers.
The melee reportedly began on the
floor of the House in Makurdi, the
Benue state capital when
Honourable Kester Kyenge, who is
of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) raised a point of order
before the consideration of votes
and proceedings of the previous
sitting.
The Speaker of the House,
Honourable Terkimbi Ikyange, who
belongs to the All Progressives
Congress (APC), sensed the danger
in the motion raised and ruled Mr
Kyenge out of order, causing
dissatisfaction among the PDP
lawmakers.
The situation led to members of
the PDP calling for the removal of
all principal officers of the House.
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But the APC-led legislature strongly
kicked against the calls by the
opposition.
The fracas then degenerated to
the stage where lawmakers from
the APC and the PDP used abusive
words against each other,
prompting the Speaker to adjourn
sitting to Thursday, July 21.
Speaking with newsmen, Kyenge in
company of his PDP colleagues,
expressed concern that the Benue
state government had failed to pay
workers six months salaries, amidst
rising insecurity in the state.
They also accused the Speaker of
corruption and again demanded the
resignation of the principal officers
in the House.
However, the Speaker on his part
dismissed the claims of the PDP
lawmakers and accused 13 of them
violating the law in the purchase of
the cars which prompted the EFCC
probe.

Sad! Iheanacho disappoints Nigerians, read how


– Manchester City puts to bed
Iheanacho’s participation in next
month’s Rio Olympic Games
– The Nigerian international was
listed in City’s 34-man team for
the pre season tour of China
– Iheanacho is expected to be in
his best form to convince Pep
Guardiola he has a place in the
team
Super Eagles striker, Kelechi
Iheanacho is certain to miss the
Rio Olympics as he was shortlisted
in Manchester City’s provisional
squad for their pre season tour.
Pep Guardiola named his 34-man
team for their pre season friendly
games and the 19-year-old’s name
was a notable addition for the
billionaire club to tour China.
Iheanacho meets Guardiola at
City’s open day
The Citizens from the outset have
stated that the 19-year-old will not
be available for Siasia’s Dream
Team VI squad playing in next
month’s Olympic Games in Brazil.
Iheanacho join the likes of Sergio
Aguero, David Silva, Joe Hart and
Vincent kompany in the party for
City’s games against Bayern Munich,
Borussia Dortmund and city rivals,
Manchester United.
However, Nicolas Otamendi, Raheem
Sterling and new signing Nolito have
been given extended breaks after a
grueling international commitmemnt
over the summer.
Iheanacho has scored 14 goals in
all competitions last season with
seven in the Premier League, four
in the FA Cup and three in the
Capital One Cup which was City’s
only silverware for the 2015/2016
season.

Only restructuring can save Nigeria, Ekweremadu declares

– Ekweremadu, the deputy Senate
president, spoke at the second
annual conference of the Young
Parliamentary Forum (YPF) in
Abuja
– Many Nigerians have been
speaking out concerning the
presidency’s stand on issues
relating to the restructuring of
Nigeria
– Ekweremadu joined those
supporting the restructuring of
the country maintaining that this
is the major solution to the many
challenges it Nigeria is facing
Deputy Senate president, Ike
Ekweremadu, has declared that
Nigeria must undergo restructuring
as this is the best way to resolve
all its challenges.

Buhari and Osinbajo maintain that
restructuring as needed by
Nigerians is not the solution to the
country’s problems
With this, Ekweremadu may have
discredited the stand of the
Muhammadu Buhari administration
which believes that restructuring is
a no-go area.
In what shocked many of his
supporters days ago, Osunbajo had
declared that restructuring is not
the solution to the crises facing
the country but that what the
Nigeria needs is good governance.
Osinbajo’s comment came at the
same time President Muhammadu
Buhari declared that the country’s
unity is untouchable.
Buhari and Osinbajo had faced wide
condemnation over their stand on
true federalism and restructuring
since then.

AMERICA:--Naked women protest against Donald Trump as president



– More than a hundred women
stripped and posed naked into
protest against Donald Trump
– The mass undressing was
organised ahead of the
Republican Party convention in
Cleveland, Ohio, US
A nude female protest against
Donald Trump, who is known for
his derogatory attitude to women
and minority communities, has taken
place on the eve of the Republican
Party convention in Cleveland.
The event will mark the official
naming of Donald Trump as the
Republican nominee for the 2016 US
presidential race.
Photographer Spencer Tunick, who
created the art
installation “Everything She Says
Means Everything,” explained the
idea of the project: “I have two
daughters and a wife. I can’t believe
the language and rhetoric of hate
against women and minorities
coming from the Republican Party.”
Actually, more than 1,800 have
expressed their willingness to strip
naked in an exhibition of
displeasure, of whom only 100 were
selected.

Nude ladies of all races, all ages
and sexes are seen holding large
mirrors that sreflect “the
knowledge and wisdom of
progressive women and the concept
of ‘Mother Nature’ into and onto
the convention center, cityscape
and horizon of Cleveland.”
“As a woman, I want to stand up for
my reproductive rights. As a
Hispanic, I want to be seen as a
member of this community. As a
first-generation American, I want to
show that anyone deserves the
opportunity to come here…

As a human being, I want to stand
up against Trump and other
Republicans whose hateful speech
towards women, immigrants, lgbt
people, and all ‘others’ is poisoning
this nation,” one of the participants
wrote.
Donald Trump is an American
businessman, politician, television
personality, and author, is the
presumptive nominee of
the Republican Party for president
of the United States in 2016.
Trump’s populist positions in
opposition to illegal immigration,
various free trade agreements that
he believes are unfair, and most
military interventionism have earned
him particular support among blue-
collar voters and voters without
college degrees.
Many of his remarks have been
highly controversial and have helped
his campaign garner extensive
coverage by the mainstream media.

NDA:-Police quiz Delta pastor for allegedly funding Avengerago



– Police interrogated a cleric in
Warri over alleged sponsoring of
the militant group in Niger Delta
– The man of God was also
accused of harboring weapons in
church and at home
– However, the police didn’t find
anything after the search was
conducted in his residences
A bishop of a new generation
church in Warri was quizzed by the
Delta state police detectives over
reported sponsoring of the militant
group Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
The Punch reports that the bishop
(name suspended), comes from
Ogbinbiri community of Egbema
(Ijaw) Kingdom in the Warri North
council area of the state and is the
presiding bishop of the New
Salvation Zion Church of Christ at
Igbodu area of the city.
The police insiders told reporters
that the church leader was
summoned for questioning after two
petitions supposing that he was
sponsoring the Avengers.
The interrogation was conducted at
the Warri area command of the
Delta state police command.
The prominent man of God was
quizzed from 8am to about 8pm
last week July 13, before he was
permitted to go and directed to
report the following day for further
interrogation.
A closed relative of the suspected
bishop confirmed the development
to the journalist, but asked not to
be identified.
The petitions also supposed that
the cleric was harbouring arms both
in his house and church.
The police conducted the search of
the Ijaw bishop’s residence at
Bendel Estate in Effurun, Uvwie
council area of the state, and his
church building in Igbodu area of
Warri.
However, nothing incriminating was
found at both houses of the
clergyman.
The Avengers claimed series of
attacks on gas and oil facilities in
Niger Delta region.
The militants group has been calling
for a share of profits from oil
production with the local population.
They also demand regional self-
government.

SPORTS:Conte talks up Diego Costa's possible transfer to Atletico



– Antonio Conte says Diego Costa
is happy at Chelsea
– Costa has been linked with a
move to Atletico Madrid
– Conte says it will take time for
players to adapt to him
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has
come out to clear the air on the
future of star striker Diego Costa
who has been linked with a return
to former club Atletico Madrid.
Diego Costa (L) of Chelsea
competes for the ball with Tamas
Szanto (R) of Rapid Vienna during
a friendly match
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo
recently claimed that Costa was
‘close’ to rejoining the Champions
League finalists, but Conte
says happy at the club, and will
score lots of goals next season.
Speaking in a press conference
ahead of Chelsea’s Wednesday-night
friendly against RZ Pellets, the
Italian said: “Diego is our player. He
is a fantastic player, a player with a
fundamental importance and there is
no problem.”
“He stays with us, he is working very
hard, he is very happy to work with
his teammates and with me in the
new idea of football. He is a Chelsea
player.


Corper in court for repeatedly having sex with married woman


A recent graduate completing his
National Youth Service Corps
(NYSC), Bonaventure, was
arraigned in a Gudu Upper Area
Court in Abuja on Monday for
allegedly committing adultery.
Youth corps members
The Eagle Online reports that the
husband of his alleged lover, Mr
Anozie, made a direct criminal
complaint to the court against the
defendant on March 24. The youth
corps member who resides in Abuja
was arraigned on a one-count
charge of committing adultery with
Mrs. Anozie. Mr Anozie of Kaduna
state said the defendant, knowing
that he is legally married to Mrs
Anozie, committed adultery with her
on December 18, 2014.

Anti-corruption war: Lawyers tackle Buhari


– Lawyers have tackled President
Buhari for accusing the judiciary
of frustrating the speedy
determination of corruption cases
– NBA president said Buhari
should put some things in place
for the judiciary to perform its
role without inhibitions
– A lawyer, Amobi Nzelu, said
Buhari should be patient and
allow the judiciary do its work
Lawyers have called on President
Muhammadu Buhari to put in place
an enabling environment for judges
perform their duties optimally.
The lawyers were reacting to
Buhari’s comment that the judiciary
was frustrating the war against
corruption.
Speaking at the at the National
Judicial Institute, Abuja while
declaring open a workshop on the
“Roles of Judiciary in the fight
corruption”, Buhari said corruption
cases filed by government are not
progressing as speedily as they
should because the courts allow
some lawyers to frustrate the
reforms introduced by law.
Reacting to this, the Nigerian Bar
Association (NBA) said the
prosecution of criminal cases
follows due processes and laid
down procedures recognised by law
before arriving at conviction, Daily
Sun reports.
President Muhammadu Buhari and a
cross section of Nigerian Judges