Award winning music artist and Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) boss, Bankole Wellington recently revealed that he would be staying off the dropping singles an videos for a while because he would love to start a family, renewed his endorsement deal with Samsung.
This can be reported to be the seventh time Banky W would be renewing his contract with the brand following his first endorsement with them in 2011.
The happy and proud ambassador took to his Instagram page on Thursday, April 7, to post a picture of him sign his endorsement papers with the caption:
“Grateful and happy for yet another year with my @samsungmobileng family!!! #Thankful #Godisgood #WeMove”
Late Fatima Ibrahim and Family spokesman Babangida Habibu
A man in the northern part of Nigeria has been heavily linked with the murder of his wife in a bid to take over her inheritance.
Late Fatima Ibrahim had closed from her place of work, Zubairu Pilot Primary school in Dutsinma town where she teaches Basic Science. Passing through her family home where she exchanged pleasantries with relatives, she retired home at her residence at the Low-Cost Housing Estate.
Little did family and friends know that they were saying final farewell to her, as her lifeless body was discovered the next day in bed, with blood trickling from her mouth, and bruises on one side of her face.
The deceased, a 32-year-old mother, was married to Umar Manu, a staff of the Federal University Dutsinma, Information and Communication Department, who hails from Zaria, Kaduna State and is the prime suspect in the case. The couple have a three-year-old son.
Daily Trust gathered that trouble started for late Fatima when her father, Alhaji Ibrahim Habibu, died in December 2014 and she inherited his wealth. He was until his death a regional manager with a major bank in Sokoto.
According to late Fatima’s uncle and spokesman of the family, Babangida Habibu, since the death of the father, Manu went all-out to get his wife’s share of the inheritance divided among late Alhaji Habibu’s children. He said:
“On our part as family, we resolved to do all possible to protect his property, and committee was set up to share the inheritance appropriately, making sure accounts were opened for each and every one, with each share of money lodged within.”
Late Fatima’s uncle said about seven months back, his niece reported her husband’s changing attitude and the family had to intervene, and invited him along with his parents to iron things out. But, Habibu said, after a while she complained again.
“It was at this point that she chose to move out to a new place, where he still visits on the pretence of wanting to see his son,” he said.
Habibu said: “Manu had earlier been threatening Fatima for a while, and even on that fateful day he called to ask her to make available N800,000 for him to settle some debts. Mark you, she had always tried to let him know that the money he assumes she had was not in her custody, but he never wanted to hear that.”
Many, according to Habibu, visited the deceased at her residence on the day the murder was perpetrated, at about 8:30pm, entering in and out of the compound twice before he finally left after 11:00pm.
“But the next day, Fatima’s maid met her lifeless body on the bed and raised alarm,” he said, adding that Manu was apprehended and handed over to the police where he has owned up, and confessed to the killing, even narrating how he did it.
According to late Fatima’s uncle, the deceased’s family have said all they want now is for the law to take its course.
State Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Usman, who confirmed the arrest of Manu, said investigation has opened up on the matter.
Late Fatima was born in 1984, and bagged a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says contrary to reports Godwin Emefiele, its governor, does not fly private chartered jets as a result of Nigeria’s economic realities.
In a statement by Isaac Okoroafor, acting director corporate communications, the CBN said it used private jets in the past, long before Emefiele came into office, and particularly for critical assignments.
The bank added that the flight taken by the governor and his family, for his mother’s burial was an Arik commercial flight, as it is with the “buy Nigeria” philosophy.
The CBN “for several years in the past, used private and official chartered flights in making urgent travels to meet needs in remote, not-easily- accessible locations or in cases where timing might be critical to matters of urgent national importance”.
“This practice was in place long before the assumption of office of the current Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele.
“Indeed, in recognition of this critical need in its smooth operations, the CBN had in the 1990s acquired a dedicated jet for this purpose and for urgent currency movement”.
The CBN added that it later conceded its private jet to the military and to the state house, also before Emefiele.
“This was however taken over by the military administration when there was a more urgent need for it at the State House.
“Thereafter, the CBN occasionally used the chartered services of private operators and those of the Presidential Fleet when available, both of which were paid for.
“However in 2015, in response to the economic downturn and the cost-cutting stance of Government, Mr. Emefiele ordered the stoppage of the use of chartered flights by the Bank.”
The apex bank made explicit explanations that Emefiele did not use any private jet or chartered flight for the burial of his mother, rather he promoted his “made-in-Nigeria” philosophy.
“Since then, neither Mr. Emefiele nor any of the Deputy Governors has used the services of private chartered flights and the CBN has not paid a kobo for private jet services.
“Mr Emefiele and indeed other principal officers of the CBN have religiously maintained the modest disposition of using regular flights, including doing several trips by road to and from different parts of the country.
“It is also important to note here that no private jet was used by Mr. Emefiele, his immediate family, or indeed other principal officers of the Bank during the burial of Mr Emefiele’s mother.
“All accounts still point to the fact that the Emefiele’s mother’s burial was a model in cost-cutting and an uncommon demonstration of his modest, ‘made in Nigeria’ philosophy.”
Bukola Saraki has taken a stand after immense pressure from senators, civil societies and the general public to resign as senate president following his CCT trial and revelations from Panama Papers.
Embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki on friday said he would not yield to growing calls from Nigerians that he should step down amid growing corruption scandals.
Mr. Saraki said those calling for his resignation were being sponsored by politicians who had always opposed his leadership since he emerged Senate President last June, He added that his detractors were trying to circumvent the country’s judicial system.
Mr. Saraki was responding to a story published by PREMIUM TIMES earlier yesterday, in which the Transition Monitoring Group lend its voice to a growing call for the Senate President’s ouster.
In a text message sent to a reporter by his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr. Saraki said he was not contemplating resignation.
“There’s a case in the Tribunal and a resultant appeal at the Court of Appeal,” the statement said. “The underlining philosophy of our legal system is that an accused person is presumed innocent until found guilty.”
“Those who are contemplating calls for resignation want to circumvent the judicial system. They are obviously being sponsored by some politicians.
“The Senate President is not contemplating any resignation. He will surely have his day in court.”
Since Mr. Saraki was arraigned by the Code of Conduct Tribunal and the online news platform expose about his secret offshore assets in tax havens, the calls for him to step down has continued to mount.
On Thursday, several activists and other Nigerians openly called on the Senate President to resign. They were joined today by the TMG.
An accused person in court shocked the Judge in charge of his case when he stormed the legal proceeding with fetish material suspected to be charms.
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ogba on Friday adjourned the trial of a suspected fraudster when the accused was found to be in possession of objects suspected to be charms.
Chief Magistrate Omolade Awope had observed that the accused was feeling uncomfortable and jittery in the dock and ordered that a thorough body search be conducted on him.
Following the search, assorted objects suspected to be charms were found hidden under the dress of the 41-year-old accused, Ibrahim Umaru.
As a result of the shocking discovery, the chief magistrate deferred the trial of the suspected fraudster to June 10.
Umaru, who resides at Amodu Faronbi Street, Isolo, Lagos is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and obtaining under false pretences.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Ezekiel Ayorinde, had told the court that Umaru and his accomplice, Sunday Godwin, on Sept. 25, 2011 hypnotised one Okunola Salau and duped him of cash and jewellery worth N5 million.
“The duo also took him home, performed magical acts on him and threatened him not to tell anybody otherwise he will die.
“Afterwards they kept on pestering him on phone to give them money and jewellery.
“Salau later gave them gold jewellery worth N4 million before he later regained consciousness,” the prosecutor said.
The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge and had been granted bail in the sum of N1million and two sureties.
The accused had earlier been arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court before his case was transferred to the Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ogba.
EFCC has been mandated by the court to compensate Uche Secondus over the violation of his fundamental human rights perpetrated a month ago.
Justice James Tsoho of a federal high court sitting in Abuja has declared as unlawful, the arrest and detention of former Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus according to ThisDay.
The court also awarded N10 million damages against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Secondus had approached the court to enforce his fundamental human rights, which he claimed were violated by EFCC.
In the motion before the court, he asked Justice Tsho to declare his arrest and detention illegal. He also asked the court to award damages against the commission.
In his ruling, the judge said, “The first prayer of the applicant is hereby granted and the sum of N10million damages is hereby awarded against the respondent (EFCC)”.
A month ago, EFCC arrested Secondus for illegally receiving buses on behalf of his party. The anti-graft agency then asked him to return the buses.
Former First lady, Patience Jonathan dancing with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abakaliki
Former Nigeria's first lady will undoubtedly be remembered mostly because of her sense of humour, Mama Peace as she is fondly called attended and met with former President Obasanjo, they danced together and a very humorous piece has been written in her honour. Enjoy!
Mommyyyy… you mellow this morning o. Hope nothing dey pa?. How far mommy. This one wey you call me so for early mor mor
Sharraap. You nor happy I call you?. I hia say you rite buku say Waiting for my hosbans to die. Na which womans dey wait for im hosbans to peme?. Na wa for you and dat buku. You go sell so?
Haba madam. How you take don hia nah… I be wan ask make you waka come be Chief Launcher na! But you jus comot word for my mouth
Dat your smelly smelly maut. You dey aks me who tells me. You forget say I be fes lady. I dey hia eferythins about my friends
Eyyaaahh!!! So I be your friend. You come leave me go waka dey dance with baba Iyabo. Na wa o, madam. You fall my hand sha. Friends don’t let friends dance with retired Presidents na.
Jebose if I slap you?. Idiot. I say you be nonsense pikins. Scaliwag like you. Make me I dance with you?. Church rat of Onicha Ugbo. Hmmm. It is not your folt o. I swear. Na me carry my Etisalat begin call your yeye China made Nokia flipu fone. Alakoba
Madam the tin wey pain me be say you come dey hold baba iyabo tight sef for dance floor. I beg where Oga Jonathan dey wey you dey tap agbalagba current?
Oloriburuku omo ale. If i hole am nkor. Na only me waka come nah. Jebose, wetin konsan you if i dance hole tait with Daddi Iyabo. I say wetin konsan you. You nor be my hosbans. Or you be my boi frens?.Mscheeww.. which kain korent you say I tabu… baba nor get korent o.
Eh. Madam cool down nah. Make I talk my own. Body just dey pain me. How old man go dey gbadun you like dat and I dey hia dey dream and provoke.
Jelosi don kee Jebose. I go report you to Alhaja. Daleru. You wan scatter my hause. I beg wetin you get. Wai I go dance with you?. You wey be Common reporter. You nor get agbara reach baba OBJ. You nor be former presidence of Naija two timeses. One wey be soja boy and the other be civilian presidence wey we waka enter democrasi. You nor get money. You nor sabi plenty peoples. You nor get korneshion… Common buy recharge card for your yeye Glo line, you nor get money for recharge. Your fine gel pikin still dey drink SMA made in Alaba. Make you hia nau. Baba Iyabo na im get Naija. Na only him fit tell EFCC make dem free me and my hosbans Jonathan. Baba Iyabo be power and privilege. You na jus gbeborun. So anyhow baba want, I go dash am. If your bodi dey pain you, go aks your papa PMB make im give you APC melesine. See as una dabaru Nigeria since your papa come with jibiti shange. I beg Jebose, levu don shange. Free me. Let me be. Daddi Iyabo be my latest bes frens. If you like you can go and die. I nor send you.
Hia… mommy so na so you go take do me. Remember sha, no condition is permanent o. I fit be President tomorrow
Hehehehehehe…makeuna see Jebose O… Egba mi O. You, be President tomorrow?. Make you sidon dia dey wait for tomorrow nah. Your own kondishion na pamanence becos since I sabi you, you never shange: You still dey live for that your foolish face me, I face you room and parlor for Mushin, dey que for 4a.m in the morin to go shit and baff becos na only one toilet and baffroom dey for the face me I face you hause. And you don live for the same hause since I sabi you. So your own kondishion dey pamanence…
Madam, God dey O. All this dance you are sharing, Dia is Allah O
Which Allah? Omashe o. So Alhaja don konvashion you to Muslim?. Eyyaahh. Your own don finish. No wonder I see dat foto wey you be like Almajiri for Kano. No wonder you dey follow PMB. You see unaself?. Pesin nor see pentro. Nigerians dey sofa. Your broda, Kachikwu wey dem put in charge of our oyel say im nor be majishan… Nigerians nor get eletriciti to charge fone. Pentro nor dey to enjoi life ni ile wa. God don ponish una wey comot my hosban. Una don see shange nah. Very soon una go begin see credit. I beg I wan call Daddi Iyabo make I see where the nest parry dey so I go dance with am. Jebose, comot for my fone, I beg. Gerraaauutt. CLICK.
President Buhari has seized the opportunity of a public gathering recently in Lagos to reaffirm his commitment to the change agenda of the All Progressives Congress-led administration.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday told Nigerians that he was feeling their pains saying that mutterings about the new administration being a scam was far fetched, saying that the one-chance scammers have been driven out of town.
The president spoke at the Vanguard Personality Award ceremony in Lagos where he was jointly honoured with his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as Personality of the Year Award, 2015.
Buhari’s call for increased confidence in his administration came as Jonathan praised all Nigerians for contributing to the successes of the elections that characterised his time in office.
Yesterday’s award ceremony which also witnessed awards of Governor of the Year to Governors Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, Kashim Shettima of Borno, Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun and Ibrahim Damkwambo, Gombe saw a melting of the political and cultural differences that shape the country. Various cultural displays intermingled within and outside the Ekpo Hall of Eko Hotel and Suites that was the venue of the award ceremony.
Also honoured yesterday with life time achievement awards were former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme, Mrs. Nike Akande, chairman of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Otunba Sobunmi Balogun and Senator David Dafinone.
Also honoured yesterday was Mr. Jim Ovia, the chairman of Zenith Bank plc as businessman of the year while Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was honoured with the Hero of Democracy award.
Leading lights in politics and the professions were present at the ceremony yesterday among whom were Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.
Yesterday’s award ceremony elicited measured response from the audience when the governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle embraced his predecessor, Aremo Segun Osoba twice. He first embraced him just before the commencement of the ceremony and after he picked up his award.
Yesterday’s award ceremony was flagged off at 7.30 p.m with opening remarks presented by the General Manager/Editor in Chief of Vanguard Media Limited, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye who referenced the award as the epitome of recognition to men and women of excellence in the professions.
Following him the chairman of the ceremony, Oba Otudeko described the award ceremony as one of the most auspicious events of the year.
He praised the exemplary efforts of the awardees in their various endeavours.
In his speech, President Buhari who was represented by the minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said:
“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, let me use this opportunity to tell our compatriots that this Administration is keenly aware of the difficulties they are facing at this time, resulting mostly from the fuel scarcity, poor power supply, inflation etc.
“As a government that was propelled into office by the power of the people, we cannot but feel the pains of our compatriots, and we deeply empathise with them.
We are working round the clock to ease the pains of Nigerians, and the efforts of the government have started yielding fruits as we seek to make the petroleum products available nationwide, restore gas supply to the power generating firms, reflate the economy and put Nigerians back to work.
“We understand that Nigerians have started questioning whether this indeed is the CHANGE they voted for, while some have even gone as far as saying that by voting for our party, Nigerians have entered one chance.
“Well, I can tell Nigerians that our CHANGE AGENDA is real, and that indeed, they will get the change they voted for. Nigerians have not entered One Chance, because the One Chance drivers and their conductors have been driven out of town.
“While we cannot but provide context for the challenges being faced by our countrymen and women today, in the sense that it has taken years of mismanagement, corruption and inefficiency to get to this sorry pass, we make no excuses. After all the people voted for us so we can correct the mistakes of the past and enthrone good governance.
We are doing just that. But we want our compatriots to realize that 16 years of rot cannot be cleaned up overnight. It is much easier to destroy than to build. But we are determined to rebuild our country and to make life more abundant for our people.
“Change is a process, and that process has begun. We commend Nigerians for their perseverance. We urge them not to lose their confidence in the ability of this Administration to bring about the much-needed change.
The pains of today are temporary, and will soon give way to abundance joy as we put our country firmly on the path of sustainable growth and development.”
The president also lauded what he described as the salutary role of the media in the development of the country’s democracy.
A former governorship candidate in Kogi State and a front line Afenifere member, Prince Rotimi Obadofin is dead.
Obadofin, who hailed from Aiyegunle Gbede, in Ijumu Local Government area of Kogi State was one time governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, before it merged into the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Obadofin who was said to have died in Oshogbo, Osun State on Thursday night from ruptured appendix also contested the governorship ticket of APC in last year’s election but lost the ticket to late Prince Abubakar Audu.
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has expressed shock over the death of Obadofin, whom he (Bello) described as a ‘frontline progressive’ who displayed exemplary zeal for the actualization of civil rule in Nigeria.
Bello in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo, described the late Obadofin as a “Pragmatic democrat, fiery human right defender and a believer in the core ethos of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group that wrestled power from khakistocrats and returned the nation to representative democracy.”
Alleged photo of the pastor who did the criminal act (Photo:etvGhana)
A heartless pastor who was in a marital quarrel with the wife leading to divorce has gone on Facebook to publish many of her n*ked photos.
A pastor in Ghana has found himself in trouble after he posted n*ked pictures of his former wife on Facebook.
It was alleged that the pastor last year ordered a photographer to take a n*de picture of his ex-lover, Mame Kesewah in their bedroom.
The pastor who had two kids with the ex-lover, then posted the n*de pictures on social media which caught the attention of many in the town.
The Chief of Dokrokyiwa, Baffour Anom who confirmed the incident to Daily Guide, said the uncle of the pastor came to his palace on Monday and reported that, the pastor after divorcing his wife last year, posted the lady’s n*de pictures on social media.
According to the chief, classmates of the victim’s elderly child teased and laughed at her when she went to school stressing that her mum’s (Mame Kesewah) n*ked pictures were trending widely on Facebook.
Shamed and disgraced by the utterances of her classmates, the reported the matter to her Uncle, who in turn came and reported the matter to him (chief).
Explaining what happened on that fateful day the pastor took the pictures, Kesewah said that before the photographer came into their room, the pastor had wiped her face with a handkerchief and she became unaware of what transpired thereafter until Sunday evening when a friend came to inform her that her n*ked pictures were posted on the social media.
The chief disclosed that his outfit then ordered the arrest of the pastor and the photographer by the Kraboa Coaltar police.
The Ayensuano District Police when contacted confirmed that the suspects were arrested and are currently in their custody assisting with investigations and will be sent to court within this week.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday April 8, 2016 arrested the duo of Abbas Attahiru and Mohammed Sufiyanu for offences bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretense.
The duo of Abbas Attahiru and Mohammed Sufiyanu have been arrested by the operatives of the EFCC, for offences bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretense.
Attahiru and Sufiyanu’s arrest followed a complaint by a would be victim, that the suspects claiming to be staff of EFCC, informed him of a petition purportedly written against him.
Complainant, the suspects promised to give him a “soft landing” provided he was ready to part with some money.
Suspecting a foul play, the complainant contacted the Commission and he was asked to play along as the EFCC does not solicit for, nor accept payments/gratification from persons or organisations under any guise to settle matters.
The suspects were apprehended at the complainant’s home after collecting N100,000 (One hundred thousand naira) which was part of their “agreed fee” to “kill the case”.
The suspects would be charged to court as soon investigations are concluded.
Two women have fought dirty in court after it was revealed that one was trying to seduce the other woman's husband for s*x.
Business was brought to a halt at the Mutare Civil Courts last Thursday as two women quarreled after it had been revealed in court that one of them had tried to seduce the other’s husband, The Monica Post reports.
It was gathered that fight erupted after Samuel Choga Newengo had dragged his neighbour, Jocelyn Musiyazviriyo to court praying for a protection order and claiming that she badmouthed his wife. He also claimed that Musiyazviriyo had threatened to shoot him with her gun if he did not restrain his wife from having an affair with her husband.
They appeared before Mrs Yeukai Chigodora to settle the matter but things got out of hand.
Musiyazviriyo, however, told the court that she was up in arms with Newengo’s wife since she had cheated with her husband. Said Musiyazviriyo: “I am a rich person, Your Worship. I have five gold claims in my name and the car that is being used by my husband is mine, yet she wants to snatch him from me. I wanted to kill her, but she apologized.”
Tables turned as Musiyazviriyo’s husband raised his hand from the gallery and told the court that Newengo’s wife was the one who seduced him whenever he gave her a lift.
"She always asks for a ride in my car and tries to seduce me by opening her legs, while with a short skirt, but I have never touched her or proposed love to her,” he said.
Upon hearing this, his wife, Jocelyn shouted and pointed at Newengo’s wife claiming that she was a lady of loose morals who was not content with her own husband and wanted to take her husband from her. “I wonder why I am just hearing of your skirt antics in my car for the first time in this court? I want to know why you were trying to entice my husband. Did you want him to have sex with you? Did you get what you wanted?” she shouted.
The matter had to be adjourned by Mrs Chigodora after Musiyazviriyo suffered a diabetic attack. About 30 minutes later the matter resumed and a binding protection order was granted. However, it was not over yet as a fight erupted between the two women as they waited to enter the Clerk of Court’s office.
Both had to be restrained by police officers.
Mrs Musiyazviriyo, I have respected you for a long time, but it is high time that I discipline you),” said Newengo’s wife as she put down her bag getting ready to fight Jocelyn.
“Buy your own car Newengo and do not be used by your loose wife who wants to snatch my hubby from me,” she shouted, but was, however, ordered to stop by the police officers who told her that she was risking incarceration.
The immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, who left his former party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shortly after his successor, Willie Obiano took over in 2014 may rejoin the party again.
A former Commissioner for Information in the Peter Obi administration and now Chairman of APGA Reconciliation Committee, Chief Maja Umeh, told journalists in Awka yesterday that the return of Obi to the party he helped to nurture to national prominence was imminent.
Obi had in a private radio in the state about 24 hours earlier said he had to ensure that his successor, Governor Willie Obiano, succeeds in office, adding that there was nothing between them to warrant working against him.
“I will be the first to be blamed if Governor Obiano fails because I was the person that presented him to the people of the state,” he had said.
On October 7, 2014 the former governor had in a brief ceremony in which national leaders of PDP attended defected to the party at his Onitsha residence. No reason was given for his action.
But now, Obi believed to be nursing the ambition to participate in the yet to be rescheduled Anambra central senatorial re-run election and whose campaign posters are every where in the state’s central zone is also believed to be the choice of PDP in the election when ever it holds.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is already challenging at the Appeal court, the decision of the the Abuja High Court to include the PDP in the rerun poll postponed indefinitely by the commission on March1,2016.
But Thursday, the APGA conciliator said that Bishops and traditional rulers in the state had been making efforts to bring Obi back to APGA.
The purpose he said was to bring genuine reconciliation between Obi and Obiano.
He said it was not within the purview of his assignment to reconcile party members who had joined other parties, but that it was imperative to bring Obi back to the APGA.
“It’s not within my purview to reconcile those who had left APGA, but it is proper to bring Obi back to our party”, he said.
“He (Obi) has shown demonstrable statesmanship and support for governor Obiano, it’s proper to bring him back to APGA.
“ I know that the clergy and our royal fathers are working hard to achieve this. And I don’t think it’s a difficult task to achieve.
No fewer than ten Fulani herdsmen have again invaded the farm of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Chief Olu Falae killing one of his Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, security guard.
It would be recalled that five fulani herdsmen are currently standing trial at the state high court over the kidnap of chief Falae in October last year.
Chief Falae was rescued by a special team of security operatives put in place by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase on the order of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Despite that, the state government had to cough out N5m to pay as ransom to the kidnappers before the politician was released by his abductors.
The identity of the dead OPC member could not be ascertained as at the time of this report.
Dependable source told DAILY POST in Akure that the herdsmen stormed the farm located at Ilado in Akure North area of Ondo State and kidnapped the security guard.
His corpse was later discovered few days ago inside a pool of water, which is few kilometers to the farm.
It was gathered that the herdsmen invaded the farm last weekend and they were restricted by the security guards engaged by the politician, following incessant invasion of the farm.
The herdsmen according to sources retreated only to surface again and reportedly kidnapped one of the security guards on the farm.
It was learnt that the matter was reported at the state police command and a search party was organized following which his corpse was discovered many day later.
The state police command which had sent out invitation for a press briefing to newsmen in the state yesterday abruptly cancelled it.
The Commissioner of police, Hilda Harrison did not give any reason for the cancellation of the media briefing.
But sources at the state Police Command said that the assignment may have been halted because the Commissioner has no approval from the Inspector General of Police.
The Police image maker Femi Joseph declined comment, stating that all the questions should be directed to the Police Commissioner.
Also, the Personal to chief Falae, Moshood Adekunle Raji said that the matter was a criminal matter and would be handled by the state Police Command.
Raji said he could not comment on the development because the police were still investigating the matter.
The mobile telephone of Chief Falae was switched off permanently yesterday.
His Oba-ile resident was deserted last night when visited.
North West learnt how to skii as the Kardashian-Jenner clan descended on Vali in Colorado for a family break. Nori who turns three in June - was spotted enjoying the snow with her family, including dad Kanye and cousin Penelope.
Vigilant troops of the 3rd Brigade, Nigerian Army, Kano, yesterday intercepted and destroyed 80 bags of poisoned fish brought into the state by suspected Boko Haram Terrorists from Baga, Borno State.
The spokesperson for the Brigade, Eze Ikechukwu, who disclosed this at a press briefing, said the suspected terrorists were intercepted with the consignment at Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State with the intent to sell the poisoned fish to unsuspecting members of the public.
Mr. Ikechukwu, a Captain, said 11 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect were being interrogated in connection with the consignment.
The Brigade spokesman called for vigilance from members of the public, saying the terrorists have devised another means of attack through traditional biological weapon.