Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Nigeria election 2019: Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal raises alarm over attack in Sokoto


Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, has confirmed another attack by bandits in Rabah local government area of the state.

Tambuwal, speaking in a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday, said the attack occurred in Dalijan, Rakkoni and Kalhu communities Monday night

He commiserated with the people of Rabah local government area on the loss.

Live State Collation- Presidential Election 2019

As the National Coalition Center opens by 11:00amon on Monday in Abuja, results from Saturday’s presidential election across the 36 states and Abuja are expected to trickle in.

The battle of who leads Nigeria in the next four years is majorly between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar.

Four years ago, history was made at the Centre where the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, announced the then opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, winner of the presidential election; defeating the then incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Killers of UNIOSUN 400 level student, sentenced to death

The ritual killers who abducted, killed and butchered a UNIOSUN 400 level student, Oluwafemi Shonibare, have been sentenced to death.

An Osun state High Court has sentenced three persons to death for Killing the student for money rituals.

Timileyin Sonibare, who was a 400 Level students the Osun State University, was killed on the 26th of June 2017, at Oke Baale area in Osogbo, while his head and arm were also cut off and roasted by the convicts.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Coca-Cola Finally Acquires Chi Nigeria Limited

In what could be described as a bold step to consolidate its hold in the beverage industry, global carbonated soft drink manufacturer, The Coca-Cola Company has completed the acquisition of Chi Nigeria Limited.

The acquisition of the remaining 60% stake, which went for an undisclosed amount, following an earlier ownership of 40% of the juice maker in January 29, 2016.

Speaking at a press conference held in Lagos on Thursday, January 31, 2019, the President of Coca-Cola West Africa, Mr. Peter Njonjo explained that the decision to acquire Chi Nigeria Limited is in line with the desire to evolve into a total beverage company as the diverse ranges of beverage products in Chi’s portfolios perfectly complement and fit that of the company, thus enabling it to expand into new categories and grow the business in Africa.

Middle-aged lady Suffused in hot water dies in Osun


A middle-aged woman, Mrs Rebecca Oladosu, who was allegedly bathed in hot water mixed with pepper by the duo of Basirat Lamidi and her daughter-in-law, Taye Lamidi, has died as a result of the injuries she sustained in the attack.

Basirat and Taye reportedly attacked the deceased on October 30, 2018, at Okeyelu village, Ilie, in the Olorunda Local Government Area of Osun State. As a result of the attack, Oladosu was said to have been seriously injured and hospitalised.

It was gathered that the victim died in January this year.

Both Basirat and Taye had been previously arraigned on charges of assault before Magistrate R. A. Olayemi, and were remanded in prison custody.

But when the accused returned to court on Friday, February 1, 2019, the police prosecutor, Inspector Muslim Jafani, announced the death of the victim and asked the court to strike out the previous charges levelled against the accused.

Jafani subsequently substituted the former charges with two new counts of felony and murder.

The new charges read in part, “That you Basirat Lamidi and Taye Lamidi, and one other now at large, on October 30, 2018, around 1.30pm at Okeyelu village, Ilie, in the Osogbo Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit; murder, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 34, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

“That you Basirat Lamidi and Taye Lamidi and one other now at large, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did cause the death of one Mrs Rebecca Oladosu by pouring hot water mixed with pepper on her body, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 316 of the Criminal Code Vol. 34, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.”

The plea of the accused could not be taken due to the nature of the offence.

Magistrate R. A. Olayemi, in her ruling, ordered that the accused be remanded in the custody of the Ilesa Prison pending an advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions.

She adjourned the matter till March 21, 2019, for hearing.