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Friday, February 2, 2018

Senate asks President Buhari to obey court ruling and sack Ibrahim Magu now

Senate asks President Buhari to obey court ruling and sack Ibrahim Magu now

The faceoff between President Buhari and the Senate over the appointement of Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of EFCC in 2015, took a different direction yesterday after a Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that the senate can reject Magu's appointement.

The senate had on two occassions rejected Magu's confirmation as the chairman of the antigraft agency. The senate based its decision on a report released by the State Security Service accusing Magu of corruption and abuse of office. 

After the ruling delivered by Justice John Tsoho, the senate called on President Buhari to immediately sack Magu.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the spokesperson of the senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, said President Buhari has been offered an opportunity to end the non confirmation of his nominees, numbering about 40.

“It is our hope and prayer that our amiable President will definitely submit another nominee to carry on with the work. By this judgement we hope the Executive would be guided and do the needful so that we can move forward. For those who have been worried that Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has not met, this is a window to make them meet,” he said.
The plaintiff in the matter, Oluwatosin Ojaomo in his originating summons urged the court to hold that the role of the Senate under Section 2 (1) (a) (ii) (iii) of the EFCC Act is to ensure that the nomination conforms with the law, adding that once the requirement for the nominee has been met by the President, the Senate was statute barred from rejecting presidential appointee.
However, Justice Tsoho in his wisdom, struck out the case for lack of locus. He said “The submission of the plaintiff however gives the impression that the Senate only exists to rubberstamp the President’s appointment of a Chairman. Such view point runs counter to the proper intendment of Section 2(3) of the EFCC Act and is misconceived.”
Whether the ruling will be appealed or obeyed by the presidency, time will tell.
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Photos: Former President Goodluck Jonathan and wife Patience, others arrive Anambra State for the burial of late Dr Alex Ekwueme

Photos: Former President Goodluck Jonathan and wife Patience, others arrive Anambra State for the burial of late Dr Alex Ekwueme

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano is presently at the field of Federal Polytechnic, Oko where he is welcoming guests who are attending the burial service of late former vice-president, Dr Alex Ekwueme.
Among the dignitaries who had arrived with Helicopters and left for St John the Divine Church, Oko, venue for the service were former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu among many others.
More photos below...
Photos: Former President Goodluck Jonathan and wife Patience, others arrive Anambra State for the burial of late Dr Alex EkwuemePhotos: Former President Goodluck Jonathan and wife Patience, others arrive Anambra State for the burial of late Dr Alex Ekwueme
Photos: Former President Goodluck Jonathan and wife Patience, others arrive Anambra State for the burial of late Dr Alex Ekwueme
Photos: Former President Goodluck Jonathan and wife Patience, others arrive Anambra State for the burial of late Dr Alex Ekwueme
Photos: Former President Goodluck Jonathan and wife Patience, others arrive Anambra State for the burial of late Dr Alex Ekwueme
Photo credit: ABS
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Graphic Photos: Body of newborn baby found dumped at refuse site around area populated by Nnamdi Azikiwe University students

Graphic Photos: Body of newborn baby found dumped at refuse site around area populated by Nnamdi Azikiwe University students

The body of a newborn baby boy was found dumped at a refuse site in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
According to a Facebook post by Ezulike Chukwunonso Forwardever, the baby was dumped in an ASWAMA trash can around De Lusso lodge in Ifite, an area in Awka populated by students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
"Sum where (sic) in ifite,awka unizik after di lusso hostel..sombori probably a slay queen or a church gal just threw away her baby boy..and d boy is dead...R.I.P baby.." he wrote.
Graphic Photos: Body of newborn baby found dumped at refuse site around area populated by Nnamdi Azikiwe University students
Graphic Photos: Body of newborn baby found dumped at refuse site around area populated by Nnamdi Azikiwe University students


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'' Nigeria is now owned by barbaric ethnic supremacists and genocidal Jihadi warlords'' FFK says



As he shared on his Facebook page.
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''Some of you should leave the city, your husbands are in the village'' Funmi Victor-Okigbo advises ladies as she celebrates her 16th wedding anniversary



Celebrity event planner, Funmi Victor-Okigbo is celebrating her wedding anniversary with her hubby, Victor. She shared the photo above with advise to ladies
''Happy wedding anniversary darling, and to think I met you in the village, some of you should leave the city, your husbands are in the village ? Love you lots @dread10ck ! ??? #020202''
Happy anniversary to them!
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Photos: Former accountant executed for killing his two young daughters while their mother listened on the phone

 Photos: Former accountant executed for killing his two young daughters while their mother listened on the phone

A former Dallas accountant condemned for killing his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death in Texas on Thursday night.
John David Battaglia,62, received lethal injection for the May 2001 killings of his 9-year-old daughter, Faith, and her 6-year-old sister, Liberty. Battaglia and his wife Mary Jean Pearle, had separated and the girls were killed at his Dallas apartment during a scheduled visit.

 Photos: Former accountant executed for killing his two young daughters while their mother listened on the phone
The punishment was carried out after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from his lawyers to review his case, contending Battaglia, was delusional and mentally incompetent for execution.
His was the nation’s third execution this year, all in Texas.
 Photos: Former accountant executed for killing his two young daughters while their mother listened on the phone
According to AP,  Battaglia had smiled as the mother of his slain children, Pearle, and other witnesses to his lethal injection walked into the death chamber viewing area.
Asked by the warden if he had a final statement, the inmate replied: 'No,' then changed his mind.
"Well, hi, Mary Jean," he said, looking and smiling at his ex-wife. "I'll see y'all later. Bye."
After that, he told the warden: "Go ahead, please."
Battaglia then closed his eyes and looked directly up. A few seconds later he opened his eyes and lifted his head. "Am I still alive?" he asked.
When the powerful sedative pentobarbital began to take effect, he said: "Oh, I feel it." He gasped twice and started to snore. Within a few more seconds, all movement stopped.
The time of death was 9.40pm - 22 minutes after the lethal dose began.
 Photos: Former accountant executed for killing his two young daughters while their mother listened on the phone
Pearle turned away from an execution-viewing window after Battaglia stopped breathing and walked to the back of the witness area.
"I've seen enough of him," she said before returning minutes later to watch as a physician examined Battaglia and pronounced him dead.
Battaglia, who had separated from his wife, had picked up his daughters in a shopping center parking lot for his court ordered visit with the girls.
Prosecutors said Battaglia became enraged that Pearle had notified police that he was harassing her and he used the visit with their daughters to act on his anger.
Pearle, who had gone to dinner, returned a call from one of her daughters and heard Faith pleading with her father, who had put the call on speakerphone.
"No, daddy, please don't, don't do it!" Faith begged.
Pearle yelled into the phone for the children to run, then heard gunshots.
"Merry ... Christmas," Battaglia told Pearle, the words of the holiday greeting derisively divided by an obscenity.
After hearing more gunshots, Pearle called 911. At the time of the shootings, Battaglia was on probation for a Christmas 1999 attack on Pearle. His profanity-laced Christmas greeting to Pearle was an apparent reference to that.
Faith was shot three times and Liberty five. Hours later, Battaglia was arrested outside at a tattoo shop where he had two large red roses inked on his left arm to commemorate his daughters. It took four officers to subdue him.
A fully loaded revolver was found in his truck and more than a dozen firearms were recovered from his apartment.
The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals earlier in the day rejected an appeal that argued a lower court improperly refused his lawyers money to hire an expert to further examine legal claims of his mental competency.
The Supreme Court has ruled that prisoners can be executed if they’re aware the death penalty is to be carried out and have a rational understanding of why they’re facing that punishment.
Attorneys for Battaglia contended he didn’t have that understanding and that the state’s highest court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, misapplied the Supreme Court’s guidance when it ruled that Battaglia is competent.
State attorneys said the Texas courts ensured proper legal standards were followed and that Battaglia had been provided expert help and a court hearing in accordance with Supreme Court precedents.
Another unsuccessful appeal challenged the effectiveness of the pentobarbital Texas uses as its execution drug.
- Additional reporting  by AP.
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Lol. Incurable romantic recounts how she was snapped back to reality after she got into a relationship

Lol. Incurable romantic recounts how she was snapped back to reality after she got into a relationship
A woman has shared the hilarious story of what she thought romance will be like based on what she read in novels, versus what it turned out to be in real life.
Her story is quite relatable because a lot of people have found that love in real life is different from what is obtainable in the movies and novels. 
Read her tweets below.

Lol. Incurable romantic recounts how she was snapped back to reality after she got into a relationship

Lol. Incurable romantic recounts how she was snapped back to reality after she got into a relationship
Lol. Incurable romantic recounts how she was snapped back to reality after she got into a relationship

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"Wicked man, evil man'' - Angry Anambra Facebook users reacts over new photos of visibly slimmer ex-governor, Chinwoke Mbadinuju

 "Wicked man, evil man

A visibly slimmer former Anambra State Governor, Chinwoke Mbadinuju attended the burial of Late Vice President's burial, Sir Alex Ekwueme on Thursday.

His new photos resurrected old wounds and some people who '''suffered'' under his administration took to the comment sections to rain abuses on him.
See more photos and the commets below...

















 "Wicked man, evil man
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FG renames Federal University, Ebonyi after Alex Ekwueme

FG renames Federal University, Ebonyi after Alex Ekwueme

The federal government has renamed the Federal University Nduflu Alike in Ebonyi state, after former vice-president,  Alex Ekwueme. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo announced this at a funeral service for Ekweme currently holding in Oko, Anambra state. 

Osinbajo said the government decided to rename the school after the great Nigerian as a way of immortalising him.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan's administration established the university on February 26, 2011.
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Check out throwback photos of Pharrell Williams, but many are saying he didn't change..Lol

Check out throwback photos of Pharrell Williams, but many are saying he didn

Change is obviously constant in life, but some fans of rapper and singer, Pharrell Williams, 44, don't believe he changed over the years due to his ageless look.
See more photos and see what people are saying below.

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Check out throwback photos of Pharrell Williams, but many are saying he didnCheck out throwback photos of Pharrell Williams, but many are saying he didn
Check out throwback photos of Pharrell Williams, but many are saying he didn
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Ini edo is all shades of stunning in this red number

 Ini edo is all shades of stunning in this red number

Ini Edo wore this super hot outfit while filiming a new movie. She was styled by celebrity stylist and fashion entrepreneur, Swanky Jerry. More photos below...


 Ini edo is all shades of stunning in this red number
 Ini edo is all shades of stunning in this red number  Ini edo is all shades of stunning in this red number
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