A young girl who looks rather innocent, has been apprehended over series of alleged theft in Abia state, Southeast Nigeria . Reports indicate that the 12-year-old girl was terrorizing the entire community in Amaeke Ututu, Arochukwu local government area of the state by burgling shops and stealing from homes.
According to the villagers, the girl had often bragged that “what a man can do that she can even do it better” including stealing.
She was caught this time by her victims. After beating by the villagers, the girl allegedly confessed to burgling a shop last night and stealing some cash including packets of pastry noodles and other foodstuff.
She also allegedly confessed to breaking another shop 2 days ago. She has been handed over to the police.
Accept that you have made mistakes We have all made mistakes in our lives. But you can choose to see those mistakes as lessons. If you look back on all the choices in your life that you regret, I know you will find a lesson. Sometimes they are buried deep, but they are always there. Forgive Your mistakes may have hurt people. Maybe other people’s mistakes have hurt you. Either way, you need to let them go if you want to change your life. Carrying around shame, blame or guilt for things that have happened in the past only blocks your heart from being able to manifest for you to life you want and deserve. So give yourself permission to let it go. Watch your thoughts Negative thoughts will always arise, but you have the power to choose how much air-time you give them. It is totally within your control…
A senator, Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara State), has hailed the judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja which upheld the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC’s) rejection of Zamfara All Progressives Congress candidates.
INEC had last October said it would not allow the ruling APC to field candidates in Zamfara because the party failed to conduct primaries before the deadline stipulated.
Some members of the APC in the state had approached the court challenging the decision of INEC.
The party said it conducted primaries which produced current governor Abdulaziz Yari as a senatorial candidate and his commissioner of finance, Shehu Idris, as the governorship candidate, among others.
PREMIUM TIMES had reported how two courts gave conflicting rulings on whether INEC can accept candidates presented by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Zamfara elections in 2019.
A Federal High Court in Abuja had ruled that the governing APC did not conduct primaries in the state and should not be allowed to present candidates for the electoral contest.
It said INEC acted within its powers by refusing to accept the list of candidates from the Zamfara State chapter of the APC.
However, a High Court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State, on Friday ruled that the governing APC actually conducted primaries in the state and should be allowed to present candidates for the electoral contest.
The Zamfara court specifically directed the electoral commission to accept candidates from the party for Zamfara State in the forthcoming elections.
‘Ending a dynasty’
In a statement on Friday, Mr Marafa, who is also a governorship aspirant, commended the ruling of the Federal High Court.
He said the decision of the court put a stop to the fielding of candidates “belonging to Yari’s faction of the party”.
“This has ended the political dynasty that brought in governor Abdulaziz Yari as governor of Zamfara State.
“INEC acted within its powers by refusing to accept list of candidates for the next general elections from a faction of the APC in Zamfara state,” he said.
The lawmaker also said that he would challenge the judgment of a Zamfara State High Court, “affirming that primaries were conducted by the Yari-led APC faction in the state”.
Mr Marafa has been the governor’s political foe overtime.
Both men have constantly accused each other of being responsible for the unrest in the troubled state. He had in June, declared his intention to vie for the governorship slot. He said he joined the race due to “numerous calls from members of the party in the 14 local government areas of the state”.
The lawmaker had pledged to fight corruption, injustice and provide leadership to stimulate the growth of the state.
He also pledged to provide security as well as look at the state’s legal system to make it conform with the true teachings of Islam.
The state has been ruptured by violence in recent months with armed bandits killing scores of people and destroying several houses.
The lawmaker has continuously blamed the state governor for the high rate of insecurity and poverty in the state.
In Proverbs 16:9-11 Solomon begins by talking about planning. There are many reasons planning makes sense, but we need to do it in alignment with God’s plans for us, not as a declarative way we want the future to be. God alone knows the future, but it is important for us to be intentional about how we use our time, talent and treasure which is what planning is all about. So planning is not a bad thing. We, as the God in whose image we are made, need to think about and plan our way. Many people would do well to more carefully plan their way. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
The reality is that God alone determines the outcome. We plan as we can and should, but we should never think that our ability to plan makes us lord…
Admitting that one is wrong can be sometimes very difficult. Most people, both young and old find it extremely difficult to accept that they are wrong. They just can’t bring themselves to admit that they are wrong, let alone apologize over a perceived offense by another.
Unfortunately for such persons, one of the things that keep a relationship going is the ability of both individuals to take responsibility for their actions, admitting to be wrong when necessary which includes when they are indeed at fault and even sometimes when they are not, just in the interest of peace in the relationship, with a knowing that perspectives can make your views differ. Sometimes there’s absolutely no need to explain why you think you are right, especially when the other party is not willing to see it from your perspective. When you are wrong be humble enough to admit it and when…
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has removed the country’s Chief Justice, Justice Walter Onnoghen and instantly swore in Justice Tanko Mohammed in acting capacity.
The removal of the the Chief Judge was planned and executed within ten days by the executive arm of the Nigerian government without recourse to proper constitutional procedure.
President Buhari said he suspended the Chief Judge following an order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
However, Section 292 of the Nigerian constitution which deals with the removal of some public officials including the CJN states that a sitting CJN can only be removed from office by the President after at least two-thirds majority members of the Senate support such a move.
Another requirement for the removal of a Chief Judge is on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council that the judicial officer be so removed for his inability to discharge the functions of his office or appointment (whether arising from infirmity of mind or of body) or for misconduct or contravention of the Code of Conduct.
In the instant case no such matter has been debated in the Nigeria Senate.
The Nigerian Bar Association has described as an outright coup Friday’s suspension of Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria.
In a statement by the NBA, it rejected Mr Onnoghen’s replacement with another Supreme Court justice, Ibrahim Tanko, and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reverse the suspension to avert a constitutional crisis.
The NBA described the recent developments as a step towards anarchy and demanded its immediate retraction.
Femi Fani-Kayode, a senior member of Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday called on the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceeding against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Fani-Kayode, a former federal minister, said Mr Buhari has now removed all doubts that he is “a fascistic monster” for suspending the Chief Justice of Nigeria without clear constitutional basis to do so.
Mike Ozekhome, a senior lawyer, urged Nigerian judges and lawyers to shun further activities as was done when former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf removed the country’s chief justice in 2007.
Some opposition parties have rejected the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.
The main opposition party, PDP in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan, rejected “the attempts by President Buhari to foist an illegal Chief Justice on the nation while the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen is still in office.”
Two lifeless bodies were on Friday discovered in a forest near a police checkpoint between Enugu and Ebonyi states. The bodies were discovered by stranded passengers who were held up because of a clash between police officers and a lorry driver.
A driver of a lorry loaded with yams was stopped at the checkpoint by officers and the driver allegedly gave them N500, which they rejected.
It was gathered that the officers had demanded N1,000 from the driver but he refused to pay.
Trouble started when the driver resisted an attempt by the officers to deflate the tyres of his vehicle. He was subsequently beaten up by the officers, leading to other drivers blocking the road in protest for over two hours.
It was in the process that some stranded passengers who went to the bush to defecate saw the lifeless bodies in the bush.
This infuriated road users who alleged the officers killed and dumped the corpses in the bus.
A witness who did not want his name in print spoke about the development to PREMIUM TIMES.
“The dead bodies were found around the police checkpoints. The people around were suspecting it was the police that killed them. They were surprised why the dead bodies should be found around the checkpoint.
“That is why the people were accusing them. I was there when it was happening. Nobody told me about it,” he said.
Police spokesperson in the state, Lodah Loveth, said she was yet to be officially briefed on the matter.