Kogi State Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba, on Sunday raised the alarm that his life is in danger following the withdrawal of his security details allegedly on the order of the state governor, Yahaya Bello.
Achuba made the allegation at a press briefing where he said he was shocked after returning from a trip to his village where he had gone for the Saturday’s scheduled elections to find the gate to his official residence empty without any of his security personnel.
He said, “I was surprised to see that all policemen attached to my house had been withdrawn. I then put a call across to the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Busari, who also expressed shock and promised to give the matter an urgent attention. After about an hour, I called him again but he refused to pick my call. I sent a text message to him and up till now, he has not got back to me.”
The deputy governor called on the acting Inspector-General of Police to intervene so as to maintain law and order in the state. He also called on the Federal Government to intervene in the affairs of Kogi State whose citizens, he claimed, had been subjected to hardship.
“When God gives you the privilege to rule a people, the people should not be taken for granted. You don’t have to use force for your policy to scale through if they are popular and people-oriented,” he said. He said that the point of departure between himself and the governor was in the area of urging the government to do things according to the will of the people to which no one had been listening.
When contacted, the Director-General, Media and Publicity to the governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said it was not the state governor’s responsibility to post security details to the deputy governor.
For a while now, there’s been rumours about crisis in the marriage of Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede and Kunle ‘Abounce’ Fawole.
It became obvious when she took their 3-month old son to church for dedication yesterday and her husband wasn’t present.
Now, the actress has taken it a step further by yanking off her husband surname “Fawole” from her Instagram bio, further raising questions about troubles in her two year marriage.
See the screenshot below…
Today Monday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Caucus will hold an emergency meeting in Abuja to discuss prevailing national issues.
The meeting is coming after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the earlier scheduled Feb. 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections. The APC caucus which is a statutory organ of the party, is chaired by President Buhari and has the Vice President and all the party’s former governors as members. Its membership also includes the party’s serving governors, and members of its National Working Committee (NWC), among others.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu,had a few hours to commencement of the presidential and National Assembly elections announced the rescheduling of the exercises by one week. By the postponement, the Presidential and National Assembly elections now comes up on Feb. 23, while the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections comes up on March 9.
Yakubu had said the decision to postpone the elections was taken after a meeting with INEC Commissioners, citing “logistics’’ problems as issues that prompted the postponement. He said the decision was further necessitated after reviewing the level of the commission’s preparedness for the exercise.
Mary Adeniyi, a 19-year-old nursing mother has been arrested for stabbing her husband to death in Lagos.
Mary committed the offence on Friday afternoon, during a scuffle with her husband, Solomon Nduka, 30, over her alleged infidelity at their Shagamu Road, Ikorodu residence.
According to reports, the deceased usually accused the suspect of cheating on him which led to a fight. Adeniyi, said to have a 4-month-old baby, allegedly stabbed Solomon in the neck which ultimatelty led to his death.
Unknown gun invaded the home of Suleiman Sule house in Anyigba, Kogi State on Saturday and shot him dead
Until his death, Suleiman was a staunch supporter of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state.
A woman from Kijichi Mkoa in Western Zanzibar, Tanzania is nursing facial injuries after she was allegedly beaten up by her husband for allegedly refusing to have anal sex with him.
The victim says her husband has for long been pestering her for the unnatural act, but she has always rebuffed his advances.
According to the woman, Islamic practice does not advocate anal sex.The victim says her partner accuses her of being “naïve” on matters sex.
“He began demanding anal sex from me three months after our wedding. I told him: ‘no’; straight away! He, however, kept on urging me to give in to his demands. Even when I was seven months pregnant, he still wanted to have anal sex with me. I stood my ground, nonetheless,” the woman told Tanzania’s Mwananchi Newspaper .
The woman says her husband’s neighbours, who knew him even before she married him, told her that two other women abandoned him for demanding anal sex from them.
The accused, however, dismissed his wife’s claims, saying the fight between them broke out after his in-laws demanded a lot of money as dowry from him.
According to the suspect, his wife’s family mocks him for being “broke”.
Police are investigating the woman’s allegations.