Kemi Olunloyo who announced getting back her freedom after her imprisonment for the the third time on her Instagram handle, also thanked those who helped in her release. She wrote;
“#BREAKING I have been released from Port Harcourt maximum prison for the third time in 12 months. To the Federal government of Nigeria, pls decongest #PHMax. Our young #Igbo #Ogoni #Ikwere#Calabar #AkwaIbom males are all LOCKED UP and not fed adequately. Many wasting away with skin and health problems. The Federal Ministry of Interior needs to intervene FAST! Special thanks to @areafada1 and #ourmumudondomovement which I helped launch @tvcconnect Dec 13th 2016. .
Details in my upcoming book #StraightOuttaPHMax
Blogging my prison experience begins soon”
Recall that a blogger who visited Kemi Olunloyo in prison months ago, following her incarceration since October 12 2017 for Bench Warrant. The visit came after Kemi Olunloyo accused her lawyer of being a co-conspirator in her case.
“Today, I visited Kemi Olunloyo @hnnAfrica at the Port Harcourt Maximum Prisons.
It was a touching moment. She has been incarcerated since October 12 2017 for Bench Warrant in what seemed to be a conspiracy by her former lawyer. She alleged that she had filed a request for absence in the court through her lawyer on health grounds only to discover that the letter was never submitted by her lawyer. In her words, her former lawyer was bought over by people who want to keep her continuously in detention.
Despite being incarcerated for weeks, she was still very strong. Her voice pitched high as usual and her words well chosen and spoken in her usual polished parlance.
I sat opposite her and listened as she recounted the moments of her arrest. She told me how a SARS officer without an ID nor a uniform arrested her in what initially seemed like a kidnap incident only to discover she had been carefully framed up and her detention process perfected to ensure the odds worked to disallow her from being granted bail.
At one point, she stared directly into my eyes and said.
”Phils, I am not safe here. I have been repeatedly told to be careful. My life is in danger here!”
Even in the stench of that badly kept facility, her raving smile was imminent. She would pause as she spoke and rekindle her words with an unassuming smile at each instance leaving strange emphasis at each turn and twist of her gory experience in the hands of the lawless Nigerian law. Kemi believes her ordeal is perpetuated by a powerful man of God in Rivers State whom she is up against in the court.
As I listened to her and knowing how controversial Kemi has come to be, I began searching for reasons to disbelieve her. I reflected on my encounters with prison staff right from the gate to the point of meeting Kemi inside the prisons. It was, perhaps, the most horrible site of corruption I have witnessed in recent times. Every point of encounter was an extortion centre for the prison staff. Every bit of that experience only helped me believe Kemi much more for I saw clearly a system where money could keep anyone longer behind those walls with just a few spread going to waiting pockets.
To fill a form to see a prisoner, one had to pay some naira, to submit the form, required another payment. To get it stamped required another payment, even to move from one office to another in the process of gaining entrance, you are required to make multiple payments as you get closer to the inner door that leads inside the prison. I have never seen such manner of widespread and open corrupt practice before. After multiple payments, I asked if these levies were legal and the answer I got was worse than the ugly experience of having to pay those illegal levies.
I reflected on these and on the future of Nigeria, my heart stopped beating for a moment. I was overtaken by the maze of thievery that was going on there. In my instance, I counted 12 visitors and imagined how much these prison staff had extorted in less than one hour from all of us. There and then, I knew Nigeria’s problems were far from the walls of Aso Rock. Our problems are not groomed from the green and red chambers of the National Assembly. Our problems lie in the decaying hearts of our citizens and the loose fabrics of our moral characters. Nigeria is installed on a faulty operating system infested with viruses stored in its root files.
Now, this is supposed to be a correctional facility where offenders are supposed to be rehabilitated to become better citizens but it seems more like a breeding house for criminals. A training ground to perfect crimes and to learn new acts to aide the disobedience of the law. Here, they have made extortion so normal it now seemed illegal not to engage in it. The Port Harcourt Maximum prison is clearly a den of thieves in government uniforms.
Still, Kemi was in front of me, her lips tired from the awful repetition of what she had passed through since that article of hers with contents spilt against a popular pastor in Port Harcourt landed her in this god forbidden hell. Her strength in the midst of misery remains a wonder. She picked up her pen and said:
“Phils, I have a message for my fans.”
She then penned it down thus (attached):
“I am grateful for my fans’ loyalty to me. I am in good spirits.”
Signed and dated it.
“ The next hearing is on the December 12, 2017. That is when I will be granted bail again.”
For me that was it. If this experience was intended to break her spirit, she has refused to be broken. Before me, was no less, the very Kemi Oluloyo we all know.
Whoever initiated the re-arrest of Kemi will tell you he wanted justice; but I can tell you with what I saw at that prison today, before the Nigerian law, Kemi now needs justice more than anyone else in this case.
Son Heung-min becomes top scoring Asian in Champions League history
Tottenham star Son Heung-min has become the top scoring Asian in Champions League history with his quick-fire double against Manchester City.
Spurs went down 1-0 in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg, with Raheem Sterling scoring City’s fastest ever Champions League goal just three minutes and 51 seconds in the game.
But Tottenham’s South Korean star popped up with goals in the seventh and 10th minutes to give his side the lead.
That lead wouldn’t last long though in a wild first half, with Bernardo Silva levelling the match just a minute after Son’s second and Sterling scoring his second and City’s third 10 minutes after that.
Son, however, had already made history after he scored the game’s only goal in the first leg in London last week.
With 12 goals, Son is now the leading goalscoring Asian in Champions League history, passing former Dynamo Kyiv star Maksim Shatskikh (Uzbekistan) for the record.
It has been another prolific season for Son, with the 26-year-old having now reached 20 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season.
Wednesday’s game saw other records set, with the frantic start setting the mark for the fastest four goals ever scored in a single Champions League match.
In addition, Son and Sterling’s early goals meant Wednesday was the first time in Champions League history that two players have scored two goals in the first 21 minutes of the same game.
4 – Four goals in the opening 11 minutes of Manchester City vs Tottenham is the fastest four goals have ever been scored in a single Champions League match. Bonkers. #MCITOT
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 17, 2019
Nigerian Senate passes police reform bill
Nigerian Senate has passed the Police Reform Bill 2019 during today’s plenary session. The bill titled, Senate Bill 683 bill was passed after the third reading.
Senator Tijjanj Kaura (APC-Zamfara North) had presented the report, and it was seconded by Senator Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP-Abia North). They both asked the Senate to consider the report of the Committee on Police Affairs on the Police Reform Bill, 2019 (SB. 683), following which the Senate moved into the presentation and consideration of report.
The Senate, in considering the bill, dissolved into the Committee of the Whole for its clause-by-clause consideration.
In his response to the passing of the bill, Senate President Bukola Saraki noted that the bill was passed to “ensure that the Police officers are of better condition and are more productive.”
“We want to ensure that our people are protected at all time. I think this is a very great achievement for all of us and I hope we continue to provide better security for our people, protect lives and citizens.
“This will go a long way to show that we are a listening Parliament, listening Senate and there is nothing better we can do in honour of those who have lost their lives along the way due to the fact that our laws at that time were not in line,” Saraki added.
He expressed gratitude to “the Deputy Leader and all those who had contributed for this very important Bill.”
Saraki noted that since 1943, nothing has been done in addressing the Police Act as a reform; expressing thanks to the Senate Police Committee. “I want to thank particularly the Police Committee; the Chairman and members, and our colleagues for their contributions and their work in passing this Bill,” Saraki said.
‘We will not fail Nigerians’ – President Buhari Promises Bill Gates
President Buhari last night commended one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates for his consistent and generous support to public causes around the globe, and specifically for supporting the eradication of polio and HIV diseases in Africa and Nigeria in particular.
Speaking in a telephone call to congratulate the President upon his resounding election victory, winning a second four-year term of office, Gates, who said he was happy to be associated with the President, restated his commitment to the success of the administration as well as the progress, prosperity and well-being of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He expressed willingness to do more for the country.
President Buhari reiterated his opinion that Mr Gates’ wealth has benefited Nigeria’s development, and expressed appreciation for the call.
“I am very happy the way your projects have touched the life of the average Nigerian. The people of this country have given their verdict. This verdict says we have to work hard to meet their expectations. God willing, we will not fail, ” the President said.
Ex-President, Alan Garcia Commits Suicide To Avoid Arrest Due To Corruption Scandal
Alan Garcia,Peru’s former president died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday, hours after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said on Wednesday.
Garcia had been one of nine people a judge had ordered to be arrested on Wednesday for alleged involvement in bribes distributed by Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company that triggered Latin America’s biggest graft scandal when it admitted in 2016 that it had paid kickbacks to politicians across the region to secure lucrative contracts.
Members of his party announced his death to crowds gathered outside of hospital Casimiro Ulloa, where he suffered three cardiac arrests and underwent emergency surgery.
President Martin Vizcarra said on Twitter that he was “consternated” by Garcia’s death, and sent his condolences to his family members.
Garcia governed as a nationalist from 1985 to 1990 before remaking himself as a free-market proponent and winning another five-year term in 2006.
He had denied wrongdoing involving Odebrecht, and blamed his legal troubles on political persecution.
“Others might sell out, not me,” Garcia said in broadcast comments on Tuesday, repeating a phrase he has used frequently as his political foes became ensnared in the Odebrecht investigation.
Interior Minister Carlos Moran said at a news conference before Garcia died that the former president had told police he needed to call his attorney after they arrived at his home in Lima to arrest him.
“He entered his room and closed the door behind him,” Moran said. “Within a few minutes, a shot from a firearm was heard, and police forcibly entered the room and found Mr. Garcia sitting with a wound in his head.”
FG Declares Friday And Monday Public Holidays To Celebrate Easter
Minister of Interior, Lieutenant Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (Retd) who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined all Christians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love and peaceful co-existence.
This was conveyed in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barr. Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.
Dambazau, urged all Nigerians at home and abroad to use the occasion to pray for the peace,unity, and progress of Nigeria irrespective of diversity in religious beliefs.
The Minister while wishing all Nigerians a happy and peaceful Easter celebration, further called on them to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to take the country to the next level.
OLOWO OF OWO, OBA FOLAGBADE OLATERU-OLAGBEGI IS DEAD
According to a report by Vanguard, the Olowo of Owo in Ondo state, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi CFR is dead.
Oba Olagbegi who died last night was 77 years.
He was installed as the traditional ruler of the ancient town in 2003 by the late governor Olusegun Agagu. He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Benin in 2005 and later chancellor University of Abuja.
He is currently chancellor of the University of Jos and former chairman of the Ondo council of Obas.
He was married to Olori Ololade Olateru Olagbegi and the family was blessed with children and grandchildren.
Businessman, Igho Sanomi Forfeits Private Jet, London Homes To Swiss Bank Over $3m Debt
Igho Sanomi, is set to lose his three apartments in London to a Swiss bank over $3 million debt, Bloomberg reports.
The bank, Credit Suisse, has already put the jet seized from Sanomi up for sale.
Sanomi was said to be guarantor for a credit facility extended to one of his companies by the bank.
In a written submission to a London court last week, counsel to Credit Suisse, Andrew Brown, said: “three properties owned by Sanomi, including apartments in Chelsea, West London, and Belgravia, in the heart of London’s diplomatic quarter, have already been identified as assets that may have to be forfeited if he loses.”
Sanomi was not represented in court. Bloomberg also said his lawyers did not respond to requests for comments.
Several firms are also filing suits against him for unpaid debts.
Sanomi’s company, Taleveras Energy founded in 2004, trades more than 100 million barrels of crude oil annually and is targeting investments in biofuel.
Taleveras has offices in London, Geneva, Cape Town, Dubai, Ivory Coast, Abuja and Lagos.
Sanomi was born in Agbor, Delta State, in 1975 to a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police. He is a graduate of Geology and Mining from the University of Jos.
Female Corper Dies In Bauchi State NYSC Orientation Camp (Photo)
Female Corper Dies In Bauchi State NYSC Orientation Camp
According to a report by Independent Nigeria, the tragedy occurred barely four days after the 2019 Batch “A” corps members reported for the three weeks orientation course at the Wailo NYSC camp in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
It was gathered that on that fateful morning of April 1, Miss Magdalene had reportedly complained to NYSC officials about her protracted asthma illness and how she would not be fit to attend the ‘morning meditation’ but her complainants fell on deaf ears.
Against her will, she was forced to attend the ‘meditation’ and collapsed a few minutes later. She was immediately attended to by corps member doctors and nurses, but when attempts to resuscitate her were not yielding results, she rushed to ATBUTH to save her life.
Further inquiries from medical doctors at the hospital concerning what could have led to the untimely death of Miss Magdalene had no answers as they were not authorized to speak to anyone about her demise.
It was learned that Miss Magdalene Yohanna, an orphan, sponsored her education throughout her higher institution. She has been buried at her home town in Kaduna amidst tears and pain.
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