In the previous episode of The Guilty: Court Registrar reads the charge to the accused. He pleads guilty. Bamidele calls in his witnesses and tenders the incontrovertible exhibits. The accused counsel who is assigned to him from the Legal Aid Council cannot impugn any of the exhibits. The court will admit the exhibits including the confessional statement of the accused. The court will proceed to find the accused guilty of murder – he admitted committing the crime anyway – and then, sentence him. ********************************************************************************* The Guilty Episode 2 “Call the first case,” Justice Okokon said to the Registrar of court as he took his seat. Bamidele Ayodeji was expecting to hear his case being called. It was a criminal matter and as was
Just when one is thinking the rivalry between two of the biggest female African music superstars in Nigeria, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage is over, it turned out otherwise. That may never make any collaborative effort between the duo happen, going by Alade’s stance. Rvalry between competitors in any sphere is often welcomed, especially when it has to do with the strength of their individual abilities either in sport or entertainment. The rivalry could have evolved naturally or stem from insinuations. While this rivalry often times is attributed to fans and supporters of the athletes or artistes, it’s sometimes drawn from their action or content of their work as it makes and create exciting atmosphere for the followers of the parties involved to thrive and get themselves engaged. Of note,
When it comes to the celebrity life, rumours and make-believe stories are a common occurrence, of which the end point most times justifies the result whether true or false. For instance, there was news of how music superstar, Davido and his lover and wife to be, Chioma, were reported to have broken up. However, it turned out to be a rumour as Davido came out to debunk the story, of which events of late has proven. Lately, there have been reports of popular Nigerian music star Kizz Daniel, allegedly expecting his first child. In one of the reports which started making the rounds some weeks back in August, had it that the afropop artiste impregnated one Adedamola Williams, an Instagram model and a graduate of Afe Babalola University. The report would further state that Adedamola took to he...
A group, Social Justice League, has called on the Nigeria Police Force to ensure that the ongoing investigation into the rape allegations against the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, was transparent and impartial. While noting that the rape allegations by Busola, wife of a popular artiste, Timi Dakolo, was weighty, it said the force should not make itself “a willing tool in the hands of external influences to pervert justice.” In a statement signed by the SJL Director, Dr Atta Ogah, and Secretary, Mr Bitrus Godwin, and issued after its quarterly policy review meeting in Abuja on Friday, the group asked security agencies to stop intimidating the cleric, stating that Fatoyinbo should not be treated like a criminal since the police probe had not been concl
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday raised the alarm over the delay by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to release the record of its judgment to enable the party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to promptly file an appeal to upturn the judgment at the Supreme Court. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said, “Our party and millions of supporters across the country believe that the delay is a calculated attempt by some quarters to frustrate our appeal at the Supreme Court, where Nigerians have expressed confidence to get justice as well as restore the integrity of our judiciary, which has been eroded by the Tribunal.” The statement said that It was instructive to state that the Court of Appe
The Buhari Media Organization on Thursday lashed at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for discrediting the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s judgement which vindicated President Muhammadu Buhari. The group stated that rather than condemn the judgment, the PDP and its candidate in that election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar need to be grateful for not being prosecuted. Echoing what Information Minister, Lai Mohammed had said, the group repeated that “PDP and its candidate should be thanking their stars that they are not being prosecuted for coming to court with fraudulently-obtained evidence” which the tribunal easily dismissed,” it added. According to the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), the PEPT was quite clear on the qualification of President Muhammadu Buhari to
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, said his party is ready to face the main opposition party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the Supreme Court. On Wednesday it was reported how the five-member Presidential Election Tribunal dismissed arguments presented by the petitioners against the victory of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, at the February 23, 2019 presidential election. Mr Abubakar and his party have condemned the ruling as a “subversion of justice” and vowed to challenge the verdict at the Supreme Court. Oshiomhole Mr Oshiomole, in his reaction on Thursday, after his meeting with President Buhari, said the PDP and its presidential candidate will be defeated again. The Punch newspaper reported that Mr Oshiomh
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has endorsed the administration of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki. He urged the governor to remain focused on his quest for sustainable development in the state. The monarch, who spoke when he visited the Government House in Benin, said the governor deserved support to continue in his transformative work. He said: “I am here to associate myself with you for all the good you are doing, and to let you know that we are watching. You have combined your experiences from the private sector with the public sector to take the state to greater heights. You are one of the greatest financial engineers the country has produced as your success is there for all to see in the private sector. “I am sure you are applying the same princip
Barely 24 hours after Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum presented four patrol vehicle to the Civilian Joint Task Force also known as CJTF and hunters when he visited Gajiganna to strengthen resilience among the residents and to ensure the security of lives and properties, the Boko Haram attacked the area, thereby forcing hundreds to flee their homes to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to residents, who fled on Thursday to Maiduguri, at about 5:30 PM, Boko Haram of the ISWAP faction attacked Gajiram, Gajiganna, Gubio and Magumeri in a swift and simultaneous operation chasing away security forces, vigilantes and CJTF in the areas. Some of the residents who are currently accessing refuge in camps and host communities within Maiduguri the state capital said, the insur...
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured members of the party in Rivers state that it will provide a level playing ground for all to participate in the forth coming congresses to elect a new leadership for the party in the state. The party also asked all members and leaders of the party in the state to close rank and put behind them events that cost the party participation in the last general election in the state. Acting National Secretary of the APC, Hon. Victor Giadom who gave the assurance when a former factional chairman of the party in Rivers state, Prince Peter Odike visited him said the success of the party was more important than personal interest. He urged Odike to serve as a peace ambassador to the party by uniting aggrieved factions in the state in order t...
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State has dismissed the two separate petitions filed by Senator John Owan-Enoh, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, laying claims to have been the candidate of the same party. The two petitions, suit number EPT/CAL/Gov/01/2019 and suit number EPT/CAL/Gov/02/2019 were against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as first respondent and Governor Ben Ayade of the People’s Democratic Party PDP as 2nd respondent. Chairman of the 3-man tribunal, Justice Josiah Majebi in the unanimous judgment read by him on behalf of the panel in the suit number EPT/CAL/Gov/01/2019, filed by Senator John Owan-Enoh stated: “We hold that the petition fails and i
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Emeritus Adeoye Adeniyi is Dead. Adeniyi was a renown Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health. President Muhammadu Buhari has since sent condolences with an assurance that his contributions to national development, especially the educational sector, will always be remembered. The President Commiserated with the Governing Board of the University of Ilorin, staff and students over the passing of the 4th Vice-Chancellor of the university, who served for seven years, leaving behind a strong legacy of academic excellence. President Buhari affirmed that the late Vice-Chancellor’s choice of teaching, research, and providing child care services was most remarkable, reflecting his love for humanity and ensuring a healthy soci