Monday, 29 June 2015

Why Patience Jonathan’s Security Aide Was Killed — Leadership

Fillers have emerged on why the former security aide of former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP Tamuno Igbomie was last weekend murdered in Abuja.

Security sources who spoke to LEADERSHIP on the unfortunate incident which occurred along the Airport Road said the killing was not unconnected with his role as the former first lady’s aide.

DSP Igbomie, a former principal security officer to the then first lady, was shot death and his body found in his Honda Accord car last Friday with his vital documents, including phones, wallet and other personal effects, ruling out armed robbery as motive for the killing.

The security source told LEADERSHIP that the former aide was a very close alley to the former first lady and must have stepped on several toes in the discharge of his duties.

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PHOTOS- Burundi's President Storms Polling Unit On A Bicycle

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza came by bicycle to vote at a polling station in his hometown of Ngozi.

He stood in the queue with his supporters who came out in large numbers:

He voted surrounded by his bodyguards:

Burundi is holding parliamentary elections, which are being boycotted by the main opposition. Mr Nkurunziza will contest presidential elections next month, rejecting calls to step down.

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Leading Farms In Nigeria, Their Owners


Before the advent of crude oil, agriculture was the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy. Then, the country’s economy thrived; food was available and affordable. People, therefore, did not go hungry, except in extreme cases occasioned by a serious factor.

With the oil boom era, the country and its people shifted attention from agriculture to oil and gas. Subsequently, graduates of Agricultural Science, Soil Science, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics etc., looked for white-collar jobs in banks and other seemingly lucrative areas, including oil and gas. Little did people know that those who remained in agriculture would today be raking in millions and billions of naira, as their products now grace both local and international markets.

This gives an impeccable signal that agriculture is, perhaps, more viable than other sectors. Also, it is an indication that well planned investment in agriculture is not a futile effort. It suffices that some Nigerian farmers have successfully built some shining legacies that need to be emulated and replicated. Most of them, as observed, are politicians. In this edition, LEADERSHIP Friday brings to the fore Nigeria’s top ten biggest farmers.


Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is not only a retired army officer, former head of state and politician, he is also a successful farmer. He owns Ota Farm, which is also called Obasanjo Farms. The large farm was formally opened on October 8, 1979, a week after Obasanjo handed over power to a civilian administration on October 1, 1979. At inception, the farm took off as Temperance Enterprises Limited (Farming Venture). It later became Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Limited.

Obasanjo Farms indeed took off in grand style, indication that Nigeria’s former president meant serious business. This probably accounts for the growth, expansion, sustainability and consolidation witnessed in the evolution of the farm, considering how it started and where it is now.

The farm took off with two layer houses containing 100, 000 birds each and five broiler houses of 12,000 each, in addition to two feed mills of three tons per hour each. The large farm, which has up to 7,000 workers started with four bulldozer operators. Today, Obasanjo makes up to N34million daily from Ota Farm, which has branches in Ibadan and Igbo-Ora, Oyo State. This is no small earning for the former president whose farm has played a significant role in the development of agriculture and food production.

Obasanjo also uses the farm complex at the Agbe L’ Oba House, Ota, the Ogun State headquarters of the farm, to hold political and diplomatic meetings.

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Actor Odunlade Adekola Signs Endorsement Deal With Glo

Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola,  has landed a huge endorsement deal with telecommunications company, Globacom as a brand ambassador. 

Emmanuel Adebayor’s Mother And Brother Beg For Forgiveness

Emmanuel Adebayor’s mother, Alice and his younger brother, Rotimi, have apologized to the Tottenham Hotspur striker.

The delegation from Nigeria, which is made up of family and friends, met with Emmanuel and his siblings in Didjole and Avedji in Lome, Togo, as they tried to sort out their differences.

A member of that delegation, Emmanuel Folorunsho, told Sunday Sunsports in a phone chat, that Alice was remorseful and even prayed for her son. He, however, confirmed that the football star was yet to accept their plea.
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El Rufai Appoints BringBackOurGirls Founder As Chief Of Staff

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufa,i has appointed a new Chief of Staff.

She is Hadiza Bala Usman, a well-known figure in the All Progressives Congress where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key among which were: the Administrative Secretary of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization, Member Secretary APC Elections Planning Committee, Member APC Strategy Committee.

She was also Director of Finance in the Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organization, and later the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council.

Ms. Usman was born in Zaria where her father, the famous radical historian Yusufu Bala Usman, was lecturing at the university.

Dr. Yusufu Bala Usman himself later became Secretary to the Kaduna State government during the Balarabe Musa administration.

FG Appoints Ladan, Director Of Department Of Petroleum Resources


The Federal Government has appointed Mr. Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan, as the Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, to take over from Mr. George Osahon whose tenure elapsed June 19, 2015.

According to a statement on the website of the DPR, Monday, the memorandum dated June 19, 2015 stated that the appointment was with immediate effect.

Ladan, according to the statement, is a Petrochemist by profession, who joined DPR on November 23, 1987 as a Senior Analytical Chemist and was deployed to the Safety & Environment Branch under the then Technical Services Division.

The company noted that Ladan rose through the ranks to occupy various key positions within the organization, including Zonal Operations Controller, DPR Kaduna.

The DPR said, “Having attained the rank of Deputy Director, he was appointed Head, Downstream Monitoring & Regulation Division October 2005 – June 2013.

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PHOTOS- Nigerian Banks Crowded By Customers Ahead Of Tomorrow's Deadline For BVN, Bank Rents Chairs For Customers As They Attend To Them Outside



A lot of Nigerians have been rushing to their various banks in the last few days to get their Bank Verification Number before the registration closes tomorrow. A UBA branch in Abeokuta was however nice to its customers when many of them stormed the banking hall this morning to get their BVN numbers. The bank’s management made arrangements for chairs and a canopy for them to sit while they were being attended to outside the banking hall.

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Presidency Denies Arrest Of Buhari's Brother-in-Law

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, has denied reports of the order of arrest of Alhaji Yola by the President. It was earlier reported by Sahara Reporters that the younger brother of the wife of the president had collected the sum of N300m from a business man to secure an oil-bloc from the president, which made the president angry an ordered fro his arrest.

Garba Shehu has however told the press that, it is far from the truth and  nothing of such happened.

Doyin Okupe Mocks APC Over Crisis

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The Senior Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, on Sunday, mocked the All Progressives Congress over the internal crisis plaguing the ruling party.

Okupe, who was one of the most vocal supporters of Jonathan before the election, had predicted that the APC would not last more than a year because “its foundation is wrong, its combination is faulty and its ideologies are not clearly defined.’’

Less than a month after President Muhammadu Buhari took the oath of office, the APC has been embroiled in a crisis caused by the election of principal officers in the National Assembly.

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Beninoise Wife Poisons Husband Over Boyfriend In Lagos (Photo)

A Beninoise, Kwenume Ojo, aka Abiodun, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing her husband, Jimoh Ojo, 32, in the Yaba area of the state.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Kwenume put poison in her husband’s soft drink and forced it down his throat while he slept on the bed.

Our correspondent gathered that the 17-year-old suspect took the poison from a relative of her boyfriend after she was forced to marry Jimoh.

The incident happened on Friday on Apolo Street, the Makoko area of Lagos.

When our correspondent visited the area, he met a crowd of residents and family members who said the victim’s corpse had been deposited in a mortuary.

It was learnt that the suspect had been arrested by policemen from the Adekunle Police Division.

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Sahara Reporters Claim Bukola Saraki Isn't Even a Nigerian Citizen

Photos From Special Thanksgiving Held In Honour Of Governor Nyesom Wike In Port-Harcourt

A special thanksgiving service was held yesterday at the Royal House of Grace church in Port Harcourt, in honour of the state Governor, Nyesom Wike. The event which was led by Rivers State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, Apostle Zilly Aggrey, saw lots of government officials gather. 

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PHOTOS- Toke Makinwa,Kaffy, Gideon Okeke Have Fun With Kids In Little Saints Orphanage Home

At the #RealWishesGranted event DJ Jimmy Jatt, Gideon Okeke, Nikki Laoye, Toke Makinwa and Kaffy engaged the Children of Little Saints Orphanage Home in a lot of activity ranging from inspiring conversation to answering their many questions and dancing with them. 

Real Wishes Granted is an event organised by pink pearl foundation in collaboration with oaken event for the beautiful kids in the orphanage.
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Caroline Danjuma Denies Reports Saying She is 34years Old

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Bukola Saraki Was Petty Thief As Of 1990 - Sahara Reporters

Some police officers found out that Bukola Saraki, who is nigeria's Senate President, was a petty thief as of 1990, he was actually charged with theft of N510,000 at Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria. The officers warned in a report that Saraki was about to liquidate the bank by looting it but no one listened until his siblings, cronies and relatives eventually did. 

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Pics: Corpse Of Kidnapped Ex-FUTA Vice Chancellor Dumped In His Compound

The body of kidnapped former Vice-Chancellor of the ‎Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Prof. Albert Ilemobade has been found. Sadly, his body was found this morning in his own compound in Akure at an abandoned store outside the main building where cables are been kept.

The police have so far arrested two persons in connection with the killing, and his gate man that was earlier reported to have been kidnapped with him is now a major suspect. A source told Sahara reporters that it was later discovered that the gate man and another accomplice decided to kill the elderly man just to steal his new car. The car had earlier been recovered by the police who found it in Ogun State. 
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President Buhari Orders Arrest Of Wife’s Younger Brother Over Alleged Extortion

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader said. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, was the immediate younger brother of Mr. Buhari’s wife. 

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PHOTOS- Smugglers At Badagry Beat Journalist To Coma

Hoodlums suspected to be smugglers on Thursday, beat journalist, Yomi Olomofe to coma over accusations of reporting their activities at the Seme-Badagry area.

The victim, Olomofe, who is the Executive Director of the Badagry based Prime Magazine narrated his ordeal to Vanguard.

“I was with another colleague of mine on a visit to the command, when some smugglers, who claimed that journalists have been writing negative stories about them, pounced on me”

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

OOU Students Angry Over Demand Of Money By Private Mortuary, Forcefully Evacuates Colleagues Bodies

Some family members/friends have come to pick their corpse(s) but the maternity management refused insisting they must pay N20,000 each for a corpse. On hearing the news OOU students stormed the place in their numbers and forcefully took away the corpses of their colleagues telling the management if they wished for one, they can pray for such a calamity. It was war between the management and the students, but the students had their way and even the policemen on ground could do little or nothing to stop them. 
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Photos of Some of the OOU Students Who Died in the Sagamu Road Accident

Eunice was one of the 10+ Olabisi Onabanjo university students who died in the accident along Sagamu Expressway on June 26th. May her soul rest in peace, amen. 

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PHOTOS- Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode Visits Traffic Spots In Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Visited Traffic Spots In Lagos in a bid to find lasting solution to traffic situation in the state. He visited Lekki-Epe Express Way, Apapa and Tejuosho Market.

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Photos: Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Meets With Members Of Major Oil Marketers

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with members of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMA) and Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN)

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PHOTOS- Gbenro Ajibade & Osas Ighodaro Arrive in the US Ahead of Their Wedding

The couple who got married traditionally in Benin last week landed New York  for the second leg of their wedding ceremonies which is the white wedding on July 4th. Their friends, Kenneth Okoli, Lilian Esoro, Linda Ejiofor and Adesuwa Etomi also landed the US ahead of the wedding. 
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Oritsefemi's Former Manager, Danku, Reportedly In A Psychiatric Hospital


Shortly after his infamous break up with double Wahala singer, Oritsefemi, Danku, the estranged manager has been reportedly down with strange ailment. 

According information the petite showbiz manager has not known any peace and has been running from pillar to post.

“He’s seriously ill and we just can't explain the source of his illness. His mum and wife has been taking him round since this whole thing started. Danku has been taken from pillar to post yet there is no solution yet. I have never seen such in my life and sincerely. We pray God to help see him out of this” a source reportedly said.

However, more reports have it that, Danku has been taken to an undisclosed spiritual house in Ogun State.

Meanwhile, all efforts to reach Danku’s camp proved abortive.

Recall that few weeks ago the father of one controversially broke up with Oritsefemi on allegations of financial embezzlement.

PHOTOS- Caroline Danjuma Celebrates 34th Birthday In Low Key

Former Nollywood actress, Caroline Danjuma had a private 34th birthday party yesterday

The beautiful mother of two who graced the TV screen some years back partied only with just a handful of friends.

Although her Billionaire Oil Magnate, Musa Danjuma, husband wasn't in sight, Caroline, the beauty queen had her fill of fun.

Meanwhile, it was later gathered that her husband didn’t witness the party, but still came around after the party ended and off they went to an Exclusive Family Dinner.

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Ronke OShodi’s Mouth Got Burnt While Eating Noodles

Nollywood actress, Ronke along with her colleague in the industry were on ground to meet with fans in a popular market in Lagos where they had to promote a brand of noodles to them.

While promoting the brand, the actress who is currently observing her Ramadan fast, had to ignore it so as to be able to taste the food which was cooked by Saidi Balogun, inside the market.

While she was about eating, the noodles burnt her mouth but she had to control it and continue eating so as to be able to convince her fans about the product.

Anytime I Sleep With Her, I Receive Strange Knock On My Head — Husband

A middle-aged woman, Sophia Arapogun, has prayed an Agege customary court to dissolve her 11-year-old marriage because her husband, Patrick, abandoned her for two years.

Mrs Arapogun, who lives with her husband and his six children from his previous marriage, said he never asked her how she fed.

“My husband buys foodstuffs for his children and asks them to keep them in their room. He never asked what I needed at a particular moment and we lived together,” she said.

The petitioner said her husband came home at a time to sprinkle something that looked like blood all over the house, adding that she worked as a clerical officer in her husband’s hospital.
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Fela Anikulapo Kuti's Granddaughter,Rolani Segun Weds Australian

The only child and daughter of Yeni Kuti, Rolari Segun yesterday married her Australian lover, Benedict Jacka at the Afrikan Shrine in Ikeja. Yeni the mother of the bride was said to have wept while praying for her daughter, while friends around her consoled her. Benedict’s relations were also in Nigeria to attend the wedding.
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SENATE Crisis: How I Escaped Abduction- SARAKI

17 days after his election, Senator Bukola Saraki, Saturday, opened up on the controversial poll, saying those in opposition to him planned to abduct him to prevent him from emerging as Senate President.

Saraki disclosed that, on Tuesday, June 9, Senate inauguration day, following information he got of the abduction plot to keep him off the National Assembly, he altered his schedule by arriving the parliament car park at 6am, stayed in his car and then trekked at quarter to 10am into the chamber.

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