President Mohammadu Buhari today renamed the Abuja national stadium after late Moshood Abiola. Buhari made the declaration in his June 12 Democracy Day celebration speech...
- Traditional rulers in Kogi have come under iintense criticisms for their conduct in the satte ahead of the November governorship election- A group, Save Kogi Movement, has cautioned the monarchs to be fathers to all despite political leanings- The group urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of the planned visit of the Kogi monarchsA group, Save Kogi Movement, has decried the role of Kogi traditional rulers in the state ahead of the November governorship election.The group cautioned the monarchs to be fathers to all, weigh their actions, and conduct themselves respectfully, so as to speak the minds of their people alaways.The group's stance was contained in a statement by its coordinator, Commodore Folusho Daniels, sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, June 18.Daniels described the proposed visit to President Muhammadu Buhari by selected traditional rulers in the state and their proposed speech as “a function of coercion that is not the minds of the Kogi people.”READ ALSO: Thugs beat up Oshiomhole, Edo lawmakers-elect in BeninHe described the planned visit of the monarchs as “one that is forcefully done by the governor to get relevance having failed in providing good governance.”He expressed disgust that, “the traditional rulers who are aware of the sufferings of their citizens, who have had to live a life of penury, would allow themselves to be used.”The group urged President Buhari to see the visit of the Kogi monarchs, “as another gimmick geared towards painting a bad situation currently experienced in the state.”Commodore Daniels also drew the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to the several speeches and interviews granted by Dr Alhaji Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, and leader of the delegation that would visit Aso Rock, to the failure of the governor Yahaya Bello’s administration in the state in the past.He urged the president to juxtapose the monarch's past remarks to the content of his prepared and handed speech, adding that it is not be a true reflection of state of things in Kogi state.While calling on President Buhari to see the visit of the traditional rulers as “another game plan to mislead Mr. President on the happenings in Kogi state,” the group lamented the sacrifice of integrity above the interest of the state by the enlisted traditional rulers.The group described the planned visit as “a visit of strange bed fellows who would not be speaking the minds of Kogi people, even as they urged the president to “take their prepared speech given to them with a pinch of salt.”READ ALSO: You can’t remove Kogi CJ, chief registrar - Court tells Gov BelloMeanwhile, a civil society and good governance advocacy group sympathetic to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Confluence Rescue Mission (COREM), has stated that Governor Yahaya Bello is not popular among the electorates in Kogi state.The group also appealed to the national leadership of the APC to take a critical look at the outcome of the screening of governorship candidates by the Kogi East Elders Committee (KEEC), saying it is the voice of the people and a strong indication of their leaning.The KEEC had pruned down the candidates of the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party to five aspirants leaving out Governor Bello.Follow LEGIT to keep pace with the latest news!A lot of people in government come in for money - Abiola's daughter | Legit TV
- The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) says the 56-year-old fake officer, Kingsley Udoyen, arrested recently is undergoing prosecution- Udoyen was paraded recently by the former commissioner of police in Akwa Ibom with other suspected criminals- Frank Mba, force spokesperson, says the suspect had been arraigned over the alleged crimeThe spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force headquarters, Frank Mba, has said the 56-year-old fake assistant commissioner arrested in Akwa Ibom recently is undergoing investigation for the alleged crime.Mba said this in a short statement recalling that Kingsley Udoyen, male and of 3, Stadium Road, Abak, Akwa Ibom state was arrested and paraded on January 2, 2019.READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng: a letter from our Editor-in-Chief Bayo OlupohundaAccording to the statement, Udoyen was arrested by the command in Akwa Ibom for being a fake police officer.Fake ACP Udoyen arrested by the police Credit: Nigeria Police ForceSource: UGCUdoyen was recently paraded with other suspects by the former commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Musa Kimo,who is now an Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) in charge of zone 6 headquarters, Calabar.“The suspect is an impersonator who was posing as an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) to defraud and threaten unsuspecting members of the public before he ran out of luck and was subsequently arrested.“He has since been arraigned in a competent court of law and he is currently undergoing criminal prosecution,” the statement said.Legit.ng earlier reported that the police in Akwa Ibom state apprehended Kingsley Udoyen who for parading himself as an assistant commissioner of police.The report said then that the commissioner of police in the state, Musa Kimo, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Uyo on Thursday, January 24.PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news appKimo said the fake ACP had been using the rank to defraud and threaten unsuspecting members of the public.NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have upgraded to serve you better.Don’t take your own life, Concerned Nigerians cry out to citizens | Legit TV
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are breaking away from the Fab Four as they “won’t slot in line” and be “controlled” by Prince William, according to a royal expert.In the latest development of the alleged royal rift, the Sussexes are about to break away from the couples’ joint charity, the Royal Foundation, today.5 Meghan and Prince Harry aren't keen to 'slot into line', according to a royal expert Credit: Splash NewsRoyal commentator Duncan Larcombe said the move demonstrates that Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, are keen to “do things their own way”.Speaking to Fabulous Digital, he said: “It does seem odd. Why separate when you are both backing the same causes? Whether this is a sign of a rift, this is certainly a sign of a division.“It is clear that Meghan and Harry were initially prepared to slot in under the wing of William and Kate but that’s not how they feel a year on.”The young royals were dubbed the “Fab Four” after they appeared together on stage together last spring for their charity’s first Q&A forum – in what was supposed to be an annual event.5 The Sussexes are about to break away from the couples’ joint charity, the Royal Foundation Credit: AFP or licensorsBut just months after their first - and only - joint appearance, The Sun revealed the two couples will go their own way and pursue their charities separately.Duncan said: “Harry is going to forge his own path with Meghan. For years, before he met Meghan, he was the royal gooseberry standing behind William and Kate.“He’s now a full-time working royal with his wife, he wants autonomy as to what he does, how he does it and how she does it, which is a definite change to how it was 12 months ago."Meghan and Harry aren’t going to be controlled by William. They are going to do it their way. Duncan LarcombeA palace insider told the Sunday Times: "William’s quite controlling, and he was in control when it was just the three of them, but now he’s not."They added that Meghan "knows all the tricks" and is helping Harry to maxing their "standable brand" and "William's going to have to get used to it."Duncan echoed these thoughts, and said: “Meghan and Harry aren’t going to be controlled by William. They are going to do it their way, and there is scope for them to do that.”5 Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, are keen to 'do things their own way', says royal editor Duncan Larcombe Credit: PA:Press AssociationRoyal aides have been quick to point out that it’s not the end for the four of them working on individual projects together.But it’s a major blow for the Royal Foundation, which Meghan only officially joined after her wedding last May, which had intended to harness the star power of all four.And it comes after Harry and Meghan broke away from Kate and William’s household at Kensington Palace to establish their own.According to the Sunday Times, Kate, William and Harry’s previous Private Secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, said that the aim was for the brothers to work together “to the full”.5 The 'Fab Four' were at The Royal Foundation's Q&A forum just over a year ago Credit: Getty Images - GettyDuncan said the Royal Foundation was proof of the intention for a united William and Harry working relationship.He said: “It was absolutely the goal for the brothers to work together ‘to the full’.“Why would they have set up the Fab Four foundation unless it was the intention for them to work together?“But what we’ve seen now since Harry and Meghan got engaged and certainly since the wedding, is they actually they have their own views on how they want to do things.“They do want to be independent, they’ve got their own press offices, they’ve split from Kensington Palace, they’ve moved to Windsor.“There are all these signs that show whatever the plan was, it wasn’t set in stone and there has been a major rethink.”5 Royal aides have been quick to point out that it’s not the end for the four of them working on individual projects together Credit: PA:Press AssociationThe Royal Foundation board meeting today is expected to confirm the split, and Duncan said any division could be beneficial to charities they separately support.He said that the two dukes bring different coverage for organisations, adding: “William is the man if you want someone to come and open an estate.“Harry is the one if you want someone to laugh around and have lots of fun and get a lot of media attention. They’ve got different things to offer charities."A royal source previously said a working split had helped to ease the relationship between Harry and William.They commented: “Things did get very bad between the brothers and they didn’t see each other privately for a number of months after the royal wedding.Harry is going to forge his own path with Meghan. For years, before he met Meghan, he was the royal gooseberry standing behind William and Kate. Royal editor Duncan Larcombe“Certainly the animosity over status, money and Meghan meant that the split in their joint households had to be brought forward much more quickly than anticipated, so perhaps it was inevitable that their joint charity has to be split too.“Meghan and Harry want to do things differently to William and Kate. William is the future king and so is sometimes restricted in what he can do.“The Sussexes want the flexibility of more commercial decisions. But the brothers’ relationship has vastly improved since their working lives have separated.”WHAT IS THE ROYAL FOUNDATION? The Royal Foundation was established in September 2009 to help Prince William and Prince Harry support their charitable ambitions. It was intended that the Foundation would be used as the main channel of supporting their charitable grants. Kate then joined when she became Duchess of Cambridge in 2011 and Meghan Markle became a part of it when she married Prince Harry in May 2019. The First Royal Foundation Forum was held in Feburary 2018 with William, Catherine, Harry and Meghan Markle in attendance. The Foundation has collaborated with two organisations to date; Fields in Trust and ARK.Wills and Harry established the Royal Foundation in 2009 to run all their charitable campaigns and ventures.Kate then joined when she became Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.They would often appear as a trio at events, and the Foundation had huge successes with projects like the Invictus Games for inured veterans and the mental health Heads Together campaign.Buckingham Palace declined to comment when contacted by Fabulous Digital.MOST READ IN FABULOUS EYES FRONT! Now KATE is told to pay attention by Camilla… just days after Harry scolded Meg DISNEY DELIGHT Your old Disney VHS tapes could be worth £14,000 if you flog them on eBay RAISING THE BAR Dad creates a stylish outdoor bar for just £30 using an old packing crate WHAT A BOOB Shopper blasts PrettyLittleThing’s sizing after her boobs burst out of bikini WHEN HARRY AIN'T PALLY Awkward moment sheepish Meg is sternly told 'turn around' by HarryMeghan Markle has allegedly been nicknamed the ‘degree wife’ by senior royal who claims her marriage to Prince Harry will ‘only last three years’.Last November, The Sun exclusively revealed that Meghan Markle "left Kate Middleton in tears" over her strict demands for Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid dress.Meanwhile, one of Prince Harry's former friends Lizzie Cundy claimed earlier this year that Meghan Markle has pushed Prince Harry's friends out since their move to Frogmore Cottage.
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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Polytechnic Act Amendment Bill into law.It’s National President, Mr Usman Dutse, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday, while reacting to the signing of the bill into law by the president.Dutse said the union was happy that the bill was finally signed, hoping that all agencies concerned would commence its implementation immediately.He said the law when implemented, would bring development into the system, minimise internal challenges and conflicts in the sector and also increase efficiency in operations.Dutse said the law would also minimise government’s interference and improve democracy in the sector and industrial harmony.“We are happy that finally, the bill has been signed; and we thank God Almighty for this great feat we have recorded in the sector.“The law is a paradigm shift in the polytechnic sector; it will address many challenges bedevilling the sector.“We appreciate President Buhari for assenting to the bill because we made series of efforts in the sixth and seventh assembly, but all the efforts ended without any result.“We thank God that this time, we were able to achieve something, and we believe it will be a paradigm shift in the sector.“The law will bring development into the system, minimise internal challenges and conflict in the sector; it will bring about increase efficiency in operations, minimise government interference and improve democracy in the sector“I want to encourage all stakeholders to implement the law. We are calling on all the agencies to immediately commence implementation.“We are appealing to all the agencies concern to do the needful without further delay,” he said.Dutse urged the Federal Government to also continue with the efforts and give more attention to the sector.He said that the Polytechnic Act was just one of the many agitations and demands of the sector, urging the government to meet other demands.“We are calling on the government, to without further delay, release the approved funds for the NEEDS assessment in all polytechnics, so that with the review of the law, everything will be complemented.“The NEEDS assessment is to ensure a sustained and effective intervention in the infrastructure and other needs of our institutions, and it is long overdue.“A good law without good infrastructure in the polytechnic will not yield the desired result; so we want government to improve infrastructure facilities in the sector.“We also want government to meet all other demands which include reviewing the Memorandum of Action, release of the revitalisation fund, non-payment of salaries by some state governments, payment of CONTISS 15 arrears and HND/BSc dichotomy, among others,” he said.
Related NewsA United Nations special rapporteur has found that the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated.Mr Khashoggi, 60, was killed shortly after entering the Saudi embassy in Istanbul in October 2018.In a highly anticipated report, the UN special investigator Agnes Callamard found that Mr Khashoggi was a victim of a “deliberate, pre-meditated execution” and held Saudi Arabia responsible for the “extra-judicial killing” under international law.Mr Khashoggi was a columnist for the Washington Post. His death has continued to stir worldwide diplomatic backlash against Saudi Arabia.Although Saudi initially denied involvement of the killing, independent investigation later found that Saudi actors were responsible for the gruesome murder of Mr Khashoggi. The government later blamed rogue state agents for the killing.Ms Callamard did not directly blame Saudi Crown Prince and King for the murder, but said there was “credible evidence meriting further investigation by a proper authority” to establish whether a “threshold of criminal responsibility has been met”. The report was circulated to the media on Wednesday morning.It was not immediately clear if the Saudi government has released a response to the report.Mr Khashoggi repeatedly expressed fears about his safety should he return to Saudi Arabia, the report further found. Findings released by the Turkish intelligence found that Mr Khashoggi was sedated before his head was pushed into a plastic bag and suffocated. An audio recording also said those who killed Mr Khashoggi threatened to take him to Saudi Arabia.
Related NewsThe Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission (JISIEC) has fixed Saturday, June 29, for the conduct of local government elections in the 27 councils of the state.The JISIEC chairman, Muhammad Ahmad, made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Wednesday.He said that all the necessary arrangements had been put in place for the upcoming local council election.“We have made necessary arrangements for the recruitment of ad-hoc staff, security, election materials, logistics and other things to ensure smooth conduct of the exercise.“We will ensure that we do all necessary things that will make us achieve a transparent and credible election.‘‘I hereby dispel the misgivings by a cross section of the society that the local government election might not hold.“I assure every eligible voter in Jigawa that the election will surely hold,” he said. (NAN)
- Fabio Capello believes comparing Lionel Messi with Argentine legend Maradona is an injustice to the Barcelona star- Maradona inspired his team to World Cup triumph in 1986, but Messi has not been able to lead them to glory since he joined them- La Albiceleste hope for redemption when they battle paraguay in their second group game at the ongoing Copa America tourneyFormer Real Madrid and Juventus manager Fabio Capello believes comparing Lionel Messi to Diego Diego Maradona would be unfair.The Barcelona superstar has been heavily criticised for failing to win a major title with Argentina with his career already winding down, while Maradona inspired his side to World Cup glory in 1986.Messi and his teammates suffered a 2-0 defeat in the opening Copa America game - a result which further subjected the attacker to much criticism as international trophy is concerned.Capello, according to Sports Keeda says Maradona's Argentine team had more quality compared to the present squad Messi is playing with.READ ALSO: Super Eagles enjoy maximum supports from Nigerian students during AFCON 2019 trainingLa Albiceleste battle Paraguay in their quest to win their first silverware since Messi was drafted into the national team."People talk about both, but Maradona's Argentina were stronger and had more quality than Messi's," Capello told Radio Marca."He's had good players in front of him, but in midfield and behind he has missed a defence. That's the important problem."Messi is extraordinary, he lives thinking about playing and not about business, like for example Neymar does."Also agreeing with Capelo was Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, who agrees Argentina's problems lie with the collective."Messi can find a solution in a game at any time but he needs a team," Simeone told Fox Sports.PAY ATTENTION: Install Pitch Football App for FREE to get the latest football News & Scores"The players who are with Messi have to understand the potential they have, which is huge and it's in the personality of each player."[Messi] needs each one of those who make up the team to feel secure and confident when they are around him."I have no doubt about Messi's class and stature, and he is going to adapt to any situation because he wants to win."Legit.ng earlier reported that Argentina World Cup winner Mario Kempes has revealed the difference between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.The ex-Valencia striker told Spanish news media outlet Diario AS that Barcelona star man Messi is more selfish than his fiercest rival Ronaldo.NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you better Can Nigeria win AFCON 2019 with the current crop of players? - Legit TV
The Police Command in Enugu State has disclosed that irate mob have injured members of a gang suspected of vandalising rail lines and robbing residents living around Holy Ghost axis of Enugu.According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu, that the incident happened on June 17.Amaraizu explained that residents descended heavily and inflicted injuries on the hoodlums shortly after they allegedly robbed a woman of her valuables.“It was gathered that one of the hoodlums later identified as Ebube Egbo of Amuri community in Nkanu West Local Government Area and other gang members had engaged plain-cloth operatives on surveillance duties at the rail line with guns and matchetes.“However, luck ran out of them as irate mob descended heavily on them before the arrival of reinforcement team from Central Police Station, Enugu.“The suspected hoodlums were critically injured by the irate mob, who had sworn to assist the police end rail line vandalism and robbery incidents,’’ he said.The police spokesman added that the police reinforcement team recovered the suspects’ weapons and took the injured among them to a nearby hospital, where one of them was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.Amaraizu said that one of the surviving but injured hoodlums, Egbo had been helping police operatives in their investigations.It would be recalled that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, had earlier directed for a full scale patrol and surveillance of the rail line axis following complaints of robberies.Police operatives had embarked on aggressive surveillance and patrols of the axis with a view to unmasking those behind the crimes.
Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, has advised Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, to continue to work hard and remain focus on his career.The Derby County star also said that Leicester City coach, Brendan Rodgers, can develop Iheanacho into one of the best strikers in the world.The 30-year-old stated this while reacting to the decision of manager, Gernot Rohr, to drop Iheanacho from Super Eagles’ 23-man final Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, squad.DAILY POST had reported some days ago that Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi were the two players that have been dropped.“I know Brendan Rodgers very well and he is a manager that can develop Iheanacho into one of the best strikers in the world,” Ambrose told Goal.“However, the most important thing is for him to keep working hard. Once he can show Rodgers commitment, zeal, determination and passion to excel, he will not be looked down upon at Leicester City.“I have worked under Rodgers and he is such a manager who understands football so well. So I will advise him to stay at Leicester because over there, he has a man who can develop him into a fearless striker he used to be.”Ambrose added, “Not making the team to Egypt is not the end of the world, he is still a young lad and still has a lot of years ahead of him.“I know how disappointed he would feel but the most important thing is how he manages himself and bounce back to reckoning.“He should shake the pains off and cheer the Super Eagles to victory in Egypt because he is still part of the team, only that the coach has picked who are good enough to win the Africa Cup of Nations.“With hard work and focus he will be back in the team again because I believe he has a big potential. So rather than moan over his Nations Cup miss, this is the time to show the national team coaches on what he can do.”