Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Acquitted: Justice Ademola's Wife, Olabowale, Resumes Office As Lagos HOS

IMG_6083Lagos Head of Service, HOS, Mrs Olabowale Ademola who was acquitted by the court of corrupt charges along her husband, has resumed office.
Ademola stepped down as HOS in December 2016 as she was battling a case of corruption along with her husband, Justice Adeniyi Ademola.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had last year arraigned the couple over allegation of corrupt practices.
However, Justice Jude Okeke of the FCT High Court, Maitama, three weeks ago dismissed the 18-count corruption charges preferred against Justice Adeniyi Ademola, his wife, Olabowale and Mr Joe Agi (SAN).
They were arraigned by the Federal Government on charges bordering on criminal conspiracy to receive gratification in various ways, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act 2000.
It was gathered that Mrs Ademola had asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode permission to step down as HOS in a bid to clear her name off the mess was in with her husband and that she would come back after proven her innocence.
On Tuesday, Mrs. Ademola resumed office as Lagos HOS as she was welcomed back by staff at the Public Service Office, PSO.
While she was away, Mrs Folashade Adesoye had acted as the HOS.
Mrs. Ademola was sworn in as the 19th Lagos HOS on 4 November, 2015. She will retire from service on 10 November 2017 when she will become 60 years.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde confirmed that Mrs. Ademola resumed on Tuesday.
He said she took permission from the governor to step down so that she could pursue her in order to prove her innocence.
Ayorinde added that since the court had acquitted her, there should be no reason why she should not come back to resume her duty.

Lagos State Seals Off Pastor Tony Rapu's Church

...Gives 30 Days Ultimatum To Owners /Developers of Buildings Without Planning Permits
The Lagos State Government has approved the sealing of a Lekki-based Church, This Present House, for violating building regulations.
The church, christened ‘The Dome’ is on Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. It belongs to a popular pastor, Dr. Tony Rapu.
According to a statement, the owners of the church contravened the Lagos State Regional and Urban Planning Law 2010 by building without title documents and requisite building permit.
The statement by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Anifowoshe Abiola, stated that the government would not fold its arms and watch a brazen contravention of the law that could endanger lives and property of residents.
The commissioner explained that the said church has no Planning Permit to embark on such a massive construction without due process.
Besides, he said the church fence was standing in the Right of Way of Freedom Road (currently under construction) and also directly under the high-tension wires.
The statement reads: “While government appreciates citizens’ rights to freedom of worship, the law stipulates a minimum of 15meter setback from the high tension wire to the property line. This church neglected and has refused to comply with the Statutory Notice served, as such the State Government must protect its citizens in order to mitigate against avoidable disasters.”
It reiterated the government’s position against illegal development and warned owners or developers against building without planning approval.
The statement further said that the government has given a 30-day ultimatum to owners/developers of buildings without planning permit to comply with the state planning laws to avoid sanction.
The commissioner urged Lagosians to show understanding and cooperation as the implementation of the planning laws would benefit every resident.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Emir Sanusi Reacts To N6bn Allegation

IMG_6059The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, on Monday refuted the allegation of squandering N6bn from the coffers of the emirate.
Addressing a press conference at his palace, Sanusi said contrary to the allegation, he never inherited such amount from the late Emir, Ado Bayero.
Speaking through Walin Kano, Alhaji Mahe Bashir Wali, the Emir said late Ado Bayero left behind only N2.9bn.
The Kano State Emirate Council also denied claims that the emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II spent N6 billion of the emirate’s fund since he assumed office.
At a press conference in Kano, the senior council official in charge of finance, who is also the Walin Kano, Bashir Wali, told reporters that the emirate has only spent N4.314billion since Mr. Sanusi emerged emir in June 2014.
Mr. Wali, who provided some details of the expenditure, also explained that Emir Sanusi inherited N1.9 billion (exactly N1.893,378.927.38) and not N4 billion as stated in some media reports.

How Senator Isiaka Adeleke Died; Burial Fixed For Today

IMG_6048Grim details of how Senator Isiaka Adeleke representing Osun West Senatorial District in the National Assembly died have emerged.
Contrary to the earlier impression that he died of heart attack in the early hours of Sunday, April 23,
It was learnt that though he slept late at his country-home Ede, Osun State, he woke up in the morning complaining of stomach problems.
That was around 7 am, according to family sources. A doctor was then sent for who examined him and gave him an injection after taking his breakfast.
Senator Adeleke then said he was going in for a rest and that nobody should be allowed to disturb him.
But sources said not quite long after, the stomach problems got worse following which he was rushed to Bikets Hospital in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
He later gave up the ghost at the hospital. This is contrary to the initial report that he died of heart attack.
It was, however, learnt that what surprised the family members and close aides around him was the fact that within hours of his death, his body had turned prickly black.
That was what set the alarm bell ringing and raised suspicion about the cause of his death and the need to probe deeper, said a family source.
This development then necessitated the decision by family members particularly his younger brother, Dr. Deji Adeleke, to order the conduct of an autopsy on his body.
The corpse was immediately taken to Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso for autopsy.
The result of the autopsy on the cause of his death was being expected last night, amid the growing tension in Ede, his hometown and some parts of Osogbo, the state capital.
Meanwhile, the burial of the late Senator has been fixed tentatively for 10 am tomorrow, Monday April 24, at his country-home in Ede.
Senator Adeleke was 62 years old. Adeleke, the first Osun State civilian governor, died on the cusp of another governorship run in the state.
The next governorship poll in the state is due in 2018 and the former governor is ostensibly the leading aspirant in the race on APC platform.
Only on Saturday evening, Adeleke alias Serubawon attended two ceremonies by two of his associates in Iwo and Kuta, both in Osun State.
He was at the wedding of the daughter of former Chairman of Iwo Local Government, Engineer Lasun and later he also attended the burial ceremony of another former chairman of the town, Mr. Amobi.
The news of the death of Adeleke had thrown Ede, his hometown, into serious mourning. It has also raised a bout of protests, with some youths alleging that his death may not have been through natural causes.
Adeleke was first elected into the Senate in 2007 on Peoples Democratic Party platform. He lost the attempt to return in 2011 before he later contested in 2015 by which time he had crossed over to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He won his Osun West senatorial seat in the 2015 poll

Sunday, 23 April 2017

IN PICTURES: King of Fuji, K1 De Ultimate Hosts Classy Party To Celebrate Family's 'Newest Addition'

K1 De Ultimate flanked By Chief (Mrs) Folasade Risikat Adeshoye and other guests
K1 De Ultimate with best friend and sister, Chief (Mrs) Kudirat Adunni Oyinlomo Danmole
K1 De Ultimate with Chief (Mrs) Folasade Adeshoye and other society women

K1 De Ultimate flanked By Chief (Mrs) Folasade Risikat Adeshoye and other guests
K1 De Ultimate flanked By Chief (Mrs) Folasade Risikat Adeshoye and other guests