A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday has convicted 14 foreigners of dealing in petroleum products in Nigeria without lawful authority.
The presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba found them guilty of dealing in 1,738.087 metric tons of petroleum product in Nigeria without lawful authority or licence as alleged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The convicts include three Russians – Pakhladzhian Artur, Kretov Andrey, Shkundich Vasily; three Ukrainians – Laguta Oleksiy, Chepikov Oleksandr, Bilous Vitalli; Seven Filipinos – Cadavis Gerardo, Baduria Benjamin, Regidor Hilarion, Naranjo Allan Antero,Patero Christian, Alkyde Joel, Caratiquit Micheal Bryan, and one Georgian – Agbarian Sergo.
The convicts were arraigned on June 10, 2015 by the anti-graft agency on four-count charge of conspiracy and illegal dealing in petroleum products.
The judge said the sentence would run from last year March when they were apprehended by the Nigerian Navy and handed over to the EFCC.
The judge convicted and sentenced them in absentia and issued a warrant for their arrest, emphasising that their jail term would commence on whatever day they are re-arrested.
They were sentenced to two years imprisonment with an option to a pay a fine of N2m each.
The Fulani Herdsmen might have picked Africa’s largest city, Lagos as its next breeding ground for monumental unlawful activities, even as the Nation seems to be helplessly enmeshed in the incessant clashes and killings in several rural and semi urban areas by the marauders.
Only last week, several cattle and their herdsmen were spotted walking freely through the Bus Rapid Transport, BRT lane along Ikorodu road, constituting traffic hazards to motorists, BRT buses and other road users.
Some days back, it was also gathered that the cattle rustlers were seen on the Ajegunle axis causing nuisance, while others were spotted at the Itowolo axis blocking traffic flow on the BRT corridor.
It was believed that the timely intervention of the Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI officials saved the situation, however, members of the House of Assembly have swiftly condemned the act and are calling for a drastic action to be taken to contain the unruly herdsmen.
In a motion moved by the Majority leader Sanai Agunbiade, he noted that cattle rustlers now take to BRT lane which has no grass to graze for their cattle, between Owode Onirin and Mile 12 at noon.
Agunbiade said “Surprisingly I saw some Fulani herdsmen taking their cattle on Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, lane in Ikorodu around 10pm and someone on internet shared a picture of same act along Mile12/ Owode Onirin also in Ikorodu in broad day.”
He called the attention of the government and relevant agencies, particularly, the BRT monitoring team to do the needful and put an end to the ugly development.
It will be recalled, more than 300 persons were confirmed dead in the Riverine Abugbe community of Agatu, Benue state following several attacks by the marauders who claimed that over 10,000 cattle were allegedly killed by people of the area.
In a new Instagram post, Peter revealed that he had nothing against Paul and his new label, but that it shouldn’t stop P-Square from making music again.
He wrote: “Hi guys. Thanks for the love and support, I so much appreciate everyone of you. For public record, I don’t have any issues with my brother Paul the only issue I have is with the management which I have disassociated myself with. There is a clear line between family and business, Jude still remains my brother, he is just no longer my manager.”
“For the record also, P’square still remains, the only difference is that we are under separate managements and there is nothing wrong with that. I see no wrong in doing separate projects and and still being together as P’square. I love my brother Paul, I support him and wish him the very best in life but misguiding the media is not the right thing to do, if we have issues as brothers, the right thing to do is settle it between ourselves and not give media something to feed on.”
“I took family issues to the public when I went on a Twitter rant but I apologised for that, you shouldn’t do the same, making me look like a bad person and giving the public an opportunity to crucify me is not a solution. You went solo first by releasing a song with ‘Tiwa’ and your new artists. This doesn’t stop us from producing good music together or giving our fans the best of P’square, it’s just time for personal development.”
He ended it saying: “I am not against Rudeboy Records, northside entertainment and wish you the very best. Thanks for the love once again. God bless you all. #PSquareForever #Mr.P #Rudeboy”
Manuel Pellegrini does not feel Van Gaal is affected by the difficult situation he is in.
There have been growing calls for Van Gaal to be sacked, following United’s Europa league elimination at the hands of Liverpool.
The Dutchman had previously cited the affect of negative reports on his friends and family, but Pellegrini says managers at top clubs should expect to be criticised for bad results.
“I think that Louis van Gaal has a lot of experience,” the City boss told reporters. “When you are managing big teams, you are expecting to receive criticism if you do not win. He has the experience to manage that situation.
“I always… when you are in a bad moment you want to support him but I don’t think he has any problems with the experience he has of managing the big teams in his career. Maybe he is not in a good moment but he knows how to manage.”
Jumoke ‘Oni buredi’adds bread ambassador to her ‘I-have-done’ list
Jumoke Orisaguna goes back to selling bread only this time it’s branded. She’s the new face of a bakery and has access to a steady supply of bread.
The question people are asking is “will I buy bread just because it has Jumoke’s face on it”? Yes, No, Maybe so…
Why bread of all things? Can’t she be awarded free education so she could encourage all the artisans out there who look up to her and are constantly praying for a helper like TY Bello?
Being brand ambassadors for banks and bakeries is a pretty great short-term deal despite the fact she was spotted through selling bread. David was spotted as a shepherd but when he became a king he embraced the future.
She was spotted through bread selling that doesn’t define who she will be and how far she can go. If she had better education, Olajumoke Orisaguna will understand the value of what she has been offered and will better utilize it.
The best endorsement she can get right now is an education. I bet she doesn’t even know she is now an intellectual property.
@d_problemsolver am not beefing oo,but I wonder if coys don't think other Nigerians can make gd ambassadors now.
Jumoke shot to fame after photobombing a photo-shoot with American-based singer, Tinie Tempah. TY Bello was the photographer who discovered her.
Jumoke owns a luxury apartment in Lagos with various endorsements from corporate organisations such as Payporte and more recently, Stanbic IBTC.
Speaking concerning her childhood and how she was discovered by TY Bello, Jumoke told Punch : “While the other girls would run around to play in the stream and engage in all sorts of games, I was either selling vegetables for my mother or helping my father on his farm because it was from these two areas that our daily bread came. “The opportunity for running around like the other girls wasn’t just there.”
“I only wanted to walk through the scene to take bread to my customers at the mechanic workshop around the place the shoot was taking place. I never had the intention of appearing in the photograph. It was while I made my way that the camera captured me”.
“I was afraid that morning because wherever I turned to, people looked at me unusually,”
“It was as if I was a wanted criminal that everybody was looking for. One guy stopped me in the process to tell me that some people were looking for me and that he saw me on the television and Facebook the previous night. I simply ignored him because I felt he was crazy. How could I have been on the television when I didn’t pose in front of any camera, so I thought. Throughout that day, people told me the same thing in all the places that I went.
“By the third day, as I entered one estate where I used to sell to some of my customers, an Hausa man ran after me immediately he saw me. He said his madam had been looking for me and that she wanted to help me. That was how he took me to his madam who happened to be TY Bello. Immediately she saw me, she welcomed me specially into her home and paid for all the bread in my tray. She told me it was the end of my hawking bread and that I was going to have a new life”.
Gwen Stefani, “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” is her first album in Ten years
Gwen Stefani releases album titled “This Is What The Truth Feels Like”, Friday.
Her previous albums as a solo artiste include, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. L.A.M.B (2004) and The Sweet Escape (2006).
She confessed in Time Magazine : “It was really a life-saver record for me. It wasn’t until I had to go through the worst tragedy that it really opened up a channel for me to be like, ‘God gave me a gift. I’m going to use it now. Because if I don’t, I’m going to die.’”
“I’ve really been trying to exercise my spiritual side in the last year. I scraped myself off the floor and went into the studio and tried to somehow be alive again.”
Her first solo album ‘Love Angel Music Baby’ in 2004 certified Gwen Stefani as the ‘Confessional Queen Of Pop’ after being called the same name by Rolling Stone in late 2000.
Originally starting her music career with older brother, Eric, the group was called No Doubt and later went on to sell over a hundred million albums world wide.
Born on October, 3, 1969, the roman-catholic raised star grew up listening to folk stars like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris.
Second child of four children, Gwen Stefani formed the group with older brother Eric who was the team’s keyboardist. Soon after Stefani joined No Doubt, she and bandmate Tony Kanal began dating.
Stefani stated that she was heavily invested in the relationship, commenting that “all I ever did was look at Tony and pray that God would let me have a baby with him.”
During this time, the band almost split up because of the failed romantic relationship between Stefani and Kanal. Kanal ended the relationship.
Their break-up inspired Stefani lyrically, and many of the album’s songs, such as “Don’t Speak”, “Sunday Morning”, and “Hey You”, chronicle the ups and downs of their relationship.
Gwen Stefani met recently divorced-husband, Gavin Rossdale in mid-1995 when her group ‘No doubt’ went on tour to open for Gavin’s rock-band, ‘Bush’. He was the band’s guitarist and lead singer.
Denton and Gawker seem to have anticipated that they’d lose the case, as they announced that they had already begun appealing the verdict.
Denton said: “Given key evidence and the most important witness were both improperly withheld from this jury, we all knew the appeals court will need to resolve the case. … That’s why we feel very positive about the appeal that we have already begun preparing, as we expect to win this case ultimately.
Caitlyn Jenner’s “not a woman… I showed so much support towards Caitlyn now I’m disgusted by her”.
Caitlyn Jenner’s not a woman as she has never been through any natural experience as a woman besides the glam part of it. Everything about her transition was for fame. – Those are just a few of the words that spew out of the hearts of many.
Caitlyn’s present political support of Hillary Clinton has dawned on members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community that it’s possible they were just a pawn in the great scheme of Bruce/Caitlyn book of life.
Clinton had no idea who brought about HIV/AIDS awareness which got to the world. It was a gay group, and she gave the credit to the Reagans who infamously refused to do anything about the disease, while it was ravaging the country, because. they felt it was an illness strictly for “gay people”.
Hillary Clinton merely supports the LGBT groups because of votes and seeing as she’s the best-worst choice compared to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz the LGBT gave their support which they are now withdrawing.
LGBT advocates insist if Caitlyn can support someone who knows nothing of their cause then, she, Caityln doesn’t know as much as she has made them believe.
A video posted by Caitlyn Jenner (@caitlynjenner) on Mar 17, 2016 at 12:44pm PDT
She made the money and the timing was perfect, all she had to do was choose.
The 66 year-old could have just lived out the rest of her life as a man but nah, she had to come out.
Cait knew the fame she would get. What she couldn’t envision was the firm rebuttal she would face. It was 2015, right. An advanced age, or “so they said”.
Adjowa Fuji Deva – She is not a woman in the sense that she never went through the hardship women go through.
Petey Plastic – The only reason why you even met with her is because your show ratings have dropped to ridiculously low ratings because of your stance. You are nothing more than a fame whore. Unfortunately I rooted for you for so long only to be disappointed that you are just like the rest of your family.Like · 3,176
imnayellise – Hopefully Trump will illegalize gay marriage❤
Linda McKinney – Let’s just call it for what it is. This show is not about supporting the transgender community as Jenner would have us believe. To do so, would require supporting candidates that vote for equality. Jenner is in complete denial about the Republican’s war on women and equality. It is more like the transgender version of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Her sudden shift in support from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton has caused LGBT advocates to reject her.
Efrain Casarreal – The truth is the LGBT community stood by her when so many others mocked her. But now all that has changed. Sorry, but this person is not one of “us”.
kkrmz87 – People are so worried about being accepted on this earth,why not worry about being accepted in heaven?
Edgar Cachu – I showed so much support towards Caitlyn, even had some disagreements with people over it. Now I am disgusted by her mentality. She’s such an arrogant asshole.
Molly McNeilly – Hopefully though she doesn’t expect to be famous for her beauty cuz she’s not in their league.
Neil James – Her rating are poor because she is boring. She was boring when she was Bruce Jenner- and changing genders, plus being almost 70 years old doesn’t change that.
Trinity Sun –We do not care about her political stupid opinion: she should remain to her surgeries and shut up! Morons run into the family.
Larry Jakeways – Narcissistic people will do anything for attention. The world sees Americans as stupid, pathetic, lazy, and now Men want to be Women. We are the joke of the world and Hollywood has become a joke. What decent moral minded human being would ever want to be apart of this decadent industry is beyond me.
With Mourinho, it was an agenda against Chelsea and himself. With Guus Hiddink, the Football Association is looking for ways to discipline Costa.
The Spain international will miss Chelsea’s clash with West Ham later today, after he was hit with a ban for an altercation with Gareth Barry in the quarterfinals loss to Everton in the FA cup.
Replays suggest Costa bit Barry, with both players vehemently denying such vile action occurred.
Costa was later cleared of any wrongdoing after he made an offensive gesture towards Everton fans at halftime, but faces an extension to his ban via an improper conduct charge relating to his actions after his sending off.
And Hiddink is uneasy over the rap sheet with which his forward, who was left out of Spain’s international squad on Friday, is being confronted.
“First, everyone wants to get on his kiss or ‘bite’, and Barry made a very good statement by saying what has not happened in this case,” said the veteran Dutchman.
“Maybe there was a little bit of searching for where we can get Diego, and there he was frustrated.
“If you cannot prove the bite sometimes, in my opinion, they are looking a bit for where they can chase him. The officials [the FA administration].
“He is a bit marked in this. I know it’s difficult. If the player is frequently bit by bit provoked, you [opponents] play a bit with that.
“It’s part of the game, how far can you get someone out of his comfort zone and into the red zone?
“I have said I cannot guarantee Diego will not explode but I sometimes get the impression they [the authorities] go for him.
“What I smell and didn’t like, and what I spoke about with Diego this week, is we both had the feeling they could not charge him on the kiss, but ‘let’s see what else we can get him for.’”