JJC Skillz took to his official instagram page to announce the separation from Funke Akindele. Read the statement Below:
Dear Friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now.
3 months ago and at Funkes insistence I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship. I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) is set to start prosecuting landlords that rent out apartments to internet fraudsters commonly known as Yahoo Boys.
The EFCC stated that homeowners found guilty of housing Yahoo Boys would spend 15 years in prison.
The anti-graft agency made this known via its official Instagram page while calling on members of the public to attend a town hall meeting themed; “Landlord: Give Your House to Yahoo Boys, Spend 15 Years in Jail” to hold on June 29, 2022.
It wrote; ”Okay now! What a juicy topic! E go sweet wella! Landlord way yaho-boy dey stay for him house, my people, na 15 years imprisonment for the landlord o! E don set!
”The #EFCC is pleased to invite the general public to the tenth edition of #EFCCConnect an open forum with members of the public as we discuss, “Landlord: Give Your House to Yahoo Boys, Spend 15 Years in Jail”.
Date: June 29, 2022 (Tomorrow) Venue: Twitter Spaces @OfficialEFCC Time: 6pm Invite the landlords you know! Make we yan!”
The workers alleged that the governor had refused to pay salary deductions for 21 months.
Organised Labour in Ogun State has declared an indefinite strike over what they termed the “pathetic plight” of workers across the state.
The strike which takes effect from midnight Tuesday would affect ministries, agencies, hospitals and public schools and other government agencies and parastatals.
Workers in the state last week gave Governor Dapo Abiodun a seven-day ultimatum to address their demands or face workers’ wrath in the state.
They claimed that the governor had refused to pay salary deductions for 21 months.
They added that the workers have not also gotten Statutory Leave Allowances in the last eight years.
This, the labour union said, was a breach of the State Pension Reform Law, 2006 (amended 2013) in the implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Their grievances were contained in a letter dated June 21 and addressed to Governor Abiodun.
The letter was jointly signed by the State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Emmanuel Bankole; Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Akeem Lasisi; and the Chairman of the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), Isa Olude.
Following the expiration of the ultimatum, the labour leaders on Monday afternoon addressed workers at the Arcade ground at the state secretariat, Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta, where they declared an indefinite strike.
Mr Bankole said the government had failed to yield to the labour’s several calls for negotiation.
He said the indefinite strike would allow the government have a rethink and call for a dialogue.
“Anyone who reports for duty tomorrow (Tuesday) is a traitor and it has never been well with a traitor,” Mr Bankole added.
A suspected herdsman has reportedly stabbed a commercial bus driver and his conductor to death for knocking down and killing two of his cows with their vehicle in Lagos on Monday. It was gathered that the late driver lost control, causing his bus to hit and kill two cows belonging to the suspected herdsman at Agogo Igbala near Mowo.
This was disclosed by a Twitter user, @Austynzogs, who also posted pictures on his verified handle. He tweeted, “12h35: Civil disturbances at Agogo Igbala near Mowo, along Lagos/Badagry expressway, after a driver lost control and used his bus to hit & kill two cows belongings to a herder. The angry herder allegedly stabbed both the driver and conductor to death.”
Videos posted by the Twitter user show people gathered around the bodies of the deceased driver and cows. The second person allegedly killed did not feature in the videos. The front of the Lagos bus painted yellow and black is dented with some flesh of the dead cattle stuck to the grille of the vehicle.
All efforts to confirm the incident from Lagos State Police Command PPRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, were unsuccessful as he did not answer when SaharaReporters called him on his mobile. He also did not reply to the text message sent to him.
President Muhammadu Buhari has today sworn in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new acting Chief Judge of Nigeria. This was contained in a remark note made available by the to newsmen as highlighted below.
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BUHARI AT THE SWEARING IN OF THE NEW ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA HONORABLE OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC
Earlier today, I received a letter from the Honourable Justice Dr. I. Tanko Muhammed, CFR, resigning his position as Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, on health grounds. The resignation is to take immediate effect!
CJN Tanko was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2006, sworn in on the 8th of January 2007, and became the Chief Justice of Nigeria in acting capacity on 25th January 2019. He became the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman National Judicial Council on Wednesday, 24th July 2019.
Ordinarily, he was scheduled to retire from the Supreme Court on the last day of 2023. Unfortunately, as no man is infallible, ill-health has cut short Chief Justice Tanko’s leadership of the Nigerian Judiciary at this time.
I am therefore constrained to accept his retirement, albeit with mixed-feelings. Much as one may wish that the Chief Justice of Nigeria Muhammed Tanko is able to fully serve his term in office, it presupposes that he is able to perform the functions of the Office without let, hindrance or any form of disability. The instant resignation of Justice Tanko is however envisaged under Section 231(4) of the 1999 Constitution as amended which contain provisions relating to vacancy and the occupant of the Office of Chief Justice of Nigeria being unable to perform the functions of the Office for any reason. Under a constitutional democracy like ours, government powers and responsibilities are clearly allocated and shared among the three tiers; the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary. The three organs must work harmoniously and optimally in accordance with their respective Constitutional mandates.
Nigeria’s Judiciary under the leadership of Chief Justice of Nigeria Tanko Muhammed judiciously exercised the Judicial powers of the Federation. His era witnessed several landmark, jurisprudential and policy decisions by the Supreme Court, and by extension other Courts established by the Constitution. CJN Tanko dealt firmly with the issue of reckless and indiscriminate grant of ex-parte Orders that was assuming serious dimensions.
History will be kind to Justice Tanko Muhammed for his modest contributions to Nigeria’s Judiciary, the strengthening of our democracy and national development. In line with the custom of decorating Chief Justices of Nigeria with the second highest national honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, (GCON), and upon the advice of the Council of State in that regard, as his Lordship CJN I. Tanko Muhammed is taking a bow from the Supreme Court, I hereby bestow on him the National Honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, (GCON).
This occasion is an opportune time for me, to, as always, assure the Nigerian Judiciary that this administration is committed to ensuring the independence of the Judiciary and will not do anything nor take any steps to undermine your independence. We shall uphold the Constitutional provisions on the Rule of Law and the principles of Separation of Powers. In the circumstances, and as nature abhors a vacuum, I hereby invite Honourable Olukayode Ariwoola JSC, being the next most Senior Justice of the Supreme Court, to come forward to take the Judicial Oath as Chief Justice of Nigeria in an Acting Capacity, pursuant to Section 231(4) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
I want to admonish the Justices of the Supreme Court to always remain faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and to remain steadfastly committed to the Oath of Allegiance which they all subscribed to, as contained in the 7th Schedule to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
Our Nation is approaching a critical general election in 2023, the Judiciary must not do anything to fail the ordinary people of Nigeria which may make them lose confidence in the Judiciary. Thank you and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
ODUDUWA NEWS has just gathered that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Tanko Muhammed has just resigned on health grounds.
His resignation comes amidst protest by Justices of the Supreme court on his handling of the Apex court.
Meanwhile, feelers from the Supreme Court have confirmed that the Iseyin-born Judge, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola who is next in line to Chief Justice Tanko may be sworn in by the President Muhammadu Buhari to head the Apex Court.
The Ado-Awaye Progressive Youth Movement APYM organized a debate and quiz competition for the secondary school students of the town.
The programme which was held yesterday at Tourism Hall located at Iyake Suspended Lake had in attendance the participating schools, guests included the Royal Father, Alado of Ado-Awaye, Oba Ademola Olugbile, represented by his Secretary, Prince Niyi Okunade, representative of Hon. Bamidele Adeola, Comr. Ismael Taiwo; Mrs. Rotimi Adenike, representative of Hon. Ogundare Olufemi, Mr. Michael Adegbenro; Comr. Lateef Adeniran, Hon. Toyin Awodele, Mr. Fatinukun Tade (Sayger Foundation) among other guests.
The schools that were invited to participate in the debate were Progressive Secondary Grammar School, Community Grammar School, and Double Major College, all in Ado-Awaye.
Only two schools participated in the debate; Double Major College and Progressive Secondary Grammar school and they both came first and second respectively.
In the quiz session, Double Major also came first, Community Grammar School came second while Progressive Secondary Grammar School came third.
In his speech, the acting President of the association, Comrade Azeez Oluwaseun enjoined the students to be steadfast and ensure they face their studies.
The Chairman of the ocassion, Hon. Dele Adeola represented by the Managing Editor of Oduduwa News, Comrade Ismael Taiwo while declaring the programme opening admonished the students to see the programme as great opportunity to broaden their horizons and prepare them ahead of the future challenges.
Hon. Ogundare CoolFM who was the main sponsor of the programme represented by Mr. Michael Adegbenro discussed the “Impacts of Youths in The Development of a Nation”, implored the students to ensure they contribute their quotas towards the development of Ado-Awaye and the nation at large.
The second speaker, Mrs. Rotimi Adenike while speaking on the effects and causes of teenage pregnancy, advised the students to always guard their loins against teenage pregnancy that can affect and jeopardize their educational pursuits.
JAMB, NECO and WAEC forms among other prizes and donations were given to the winners of the contest and the youth association courtesy of the sponsor of the programme, Hon. Ogundare CoolFM and Hon. Dele Adeola representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju State Constituency.
A mid aged man known as Pastor Benjamin Gbóyèga Babárìndé of Technical l road, Èjìòkú, via Lálúpọn in ìbàdàn, Oyo State, and who is also a Pastor in St. Paul Anglican Church located at Ọlọ́ṣundé, Lágelú Local Government Area, Ibadan, Oyo State has been arrested for spiritual scamming activities using Ifá Divinatory objects (Ọ̀pẹ̀lẹ̀ and Odù Ifá book) to dupe people that seek for his spiritual assistance.
The Babaláwos in the area noticed his criminal activities and set him up with two persons that disguised as clients who needed the pastor’s spiritual assistance. On getting there ,he prayed for them and afterward took them inside to consult for them using Ọ̀pẹ̀lẹ̀ Ifá and Ifá book titled “Ìwé Mímọ́ Ifá: Ẹ̀sìn Àkọ́dá Olódùmarè” written by Chief Ifalere Odegbola, the Àràbà of Ìbàdànland to give them messages.
He was reported to the Police at Ìyànà Offa, Lágelú Local Government Area and he was arrested on Tuesday, 21st of June, 2022.
He was latter arraigned in the Magistrate Court, Èjìòkú on Thursday 23rd of June, 2022 for trial, and the court remanded him (Pastor Benjamin) in the Agodi Prison in Ibadan and adjourned the case to Thursday, 14th of July, 2022 for the continuation of the trial.
The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Friday visited the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt.
Also present at the meeting was former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Though details of the meeting was however sketchy but feelers around claimed the meeting was connected to having a coalition among several parties to defeat the ruling APC government in the 2023 general elections.
The Awofenwa family of Adefenwa, Elenusonso area of Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State have staged a peaceful protest at the palace of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, accusing the owner of ADRON Homes and Properties Limited, Adetola Emmanuel King of using thugs to drive them out of their ancestral land.
The family led by Chief Sunday Olayori, Soji Oladosu Olayori, Adebayo Abbas and Suleiman Badmus thronged the palace of the Ibadan monarch, carrying placards with various inscriptions such as ‘Save Us From ADRON, ‘ADRON Is Using Thugs To Take Over Our Lands, appealed to Olubadan to intervene and call ADRON to order.
The family said that it has obtained a favourable judgment, even from the Court of Appeal on the 150 hectares of land situated at Elenusonso area of Ido Local Government Area of Oyo state.
The Family also accused the owner of ADRON of using thugs led by one Muri Ido to harass and intimidate members of the family.
“We got a warrant of possession from High Court and to our greatest surprise when we visited our land, we were attacked by thugs. Some members of our family were seriously injured in the process.”
While addressing the protesters, the Personal Assistant to Olubadan, Ahmed Rufai assured the protesters that the monarch will look into the issue with a view to finding a peaceful resolution.