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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, dissolves his cabinet with immediate effect

Borno state governor, Kassim Shettima, has dissolved the state executive council with immediate effect. The governor announced the dissolution of his cabinet in a statement issued by Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, Secretary to the State Government, last night.

The commissioners have been requested to hand over affairs of their ministries to the respective permanent secretaries on or before Friday, September 28th. No reason was given for the dissolution. Read the statement below

"His Excellency, the Executive of Borno State, Hon. Kashim Shettima has in accordance with the powers conferred on him by sect,192 sub-section 2 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, has hereby dissolved the state executive council. Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa who announced this in a statement said all Honourable Commissioners are required to hand over affairs of their ministries to the respective permanent secretaries on or before Friday, the 28th of September, 2018.

"The SSG conveyed the profound appreciation of Governor Kashim Shettima to the outgoing Commissioners for their services and contributions to the unprecedented developmental progresses recorded by the administration. He said the Governor wishes all the former Commissioners the very best in their future endeavors. He also conveyed government's appreciation to all those who supported the Commissioners in the discharge of their duties."

The SSG said a new state executive council would be constituted in due course.

Authorities in Ghana shut down over 400 businesses owned by Nigerians

Over 400 businesses owned by Nigerians have been closed by authorities in Ghana, sparking a protest by owners who have issued a week ultimatum to the Nigerian government to resolve the surrounding the maltreatment of Nigerian business community in Ghana.

Already, the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) have written a petition to President Buhari and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the issue.

The association gave a one-week ultimatum to the commission to intervene in the matter, warning that the association would occupy the ECOWAS premises if the situation in Ghana was not addressed. In their protest march to the ECOWAS Secretariat on Monday in Abuja, the traders urged the Commission to intervene to stop the alleged victimisation of Nigerian business men and women in Ghana.

According to some local media reports on Tuesday, the President of NANT, Ken Ukaoha, stated that the development has reached a point where the Ghanaian Parliament has passed a legislation to make the business environment hostile to foreign investors. He said that the ECOWAS President, Jean-Claude Brou, had been petitioned over the development.

“This is a save our soul call and the urgency of this protest is to inform you of the state of fear, uncertainty and insecurity that Nigerian traders are currently subjected to in the hands of the government and people of Ghana in different cities under the coordination of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and Ministry of Trade and Industry,” Ukaoha said.

According to him, the members of the association have been shut out of their business premises in pursuance of the eviction order dated July 27, 2018, demanding that “we must have $1m as minimum foreign investment capital to do business in Ghana”

Lebron James poses with his new LA Lakers team-mates ahead of new NBA season (Photos)

NBA legend, Lebron James who joined LA Lakers this summer as a free agent from Cleveland Cavaliers, was pictured with his new team-mates as part of the Lakers' media day for the new season.

He was pictured with his squad stalwarts Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram as well as head coach Head Coach Luke Walton.

Speaking in a recent interview with ESPN, the 33-year-old admitted that his new club have 'a long way to go' before they can challenge NBA holders Golden State Warriors.

'We got a long way to go to get to Golden State. They can pick up right where they left off, starting with training camp. ... We are picking up from scratch, so we got a long way to go.

'We can't worry about what Golden State is doing. ... They've been together for a few years now.

'We are all new to each other; we have to take our bumps and our bruises. There are going to be good times and bad times.

'If we continue to work the process and continue to sacrifice for one another and put in the commitment and time to being great, everything else will fall into place.'

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, caught on camera sleeping while President Buhari addressed the UN general Assembly(photos)

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, must have been so tired as he was caught on camera yawning and sleeping as President Buhari addressed th UN General Assembly on Tuesday, September 25th. See more photos below.

Pathologist reveals domestic violence victim, Ronke Shonde, died from brain injury

Hearing in the case of Ronke Shonde, the mother of two who was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, Lekan, continued yesterday, September 25th with a pathologist with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Dr S.S. Soyele, revealing that the deceased died from severe brain injury.

Soyele said a postmortem conducted on Ronke’s corpse revealed that her brain was heavy, swollen and filled with water.

Recall that in May 2016, LIB broke the story of how the mother of two was beaten to death by her 51-year-old husband following an argument at their home in the Egbeda-Idimu area of Lagos State. He was alleged to have locked the door of their home with her corpse and their two children before the incident was discovered by a housekeeper who came in to resume for the day.

Lekan upon surrendering himself to the police, told the police that himself and his wife got into an argument after he found out she was allegedly having an affair with one Kayode, the manager at a publishing company. Shonde said he only slapped her and did not beat her to death as being alleged.

At the resumed hearing of the case against him yesterday, the pathologist said it was unlikely that the deceased inflicted the injuries on herself because of the multiplicity of the wounds.

He also aid Ronke had other head injuries believed to have been sustained from other beatings.

“The deceased died from respiratory failure, caused by cerebral edema (swollen brain), caused by a blunt force trauma to the brain,” he said. “A bruise was found on her left jaw. During autopsy, it was also discovered that the deceased had black eyes (pupils) a tell-tale sign of brain injury. “We opened up the body and brought out all the organs. We also opened up the skull to bring out the brain. Blood collection was discovered in the skull, just beneath the skin. “The deceased’s uterus was also brought out and there was no sign of conception. We took samples from the brain in order to determine the cause of death which primarily was respiratory failure caused by trauma to the brain” he said

The pathologist added that the autopsy carried on Ronke showed she had suffered injuries to her brain in the past.

“We took samples from the brain and discovered old haemorrhage (bleeding) in the brain, which suggests past trauma,” the pathologist said

At the previous court proceedings on September 20th, Ronke’s sister, Bolatito Bewaji, had revealed during her testimony that Ronke had approached a lawyer to file for divorce on the day she was allegedly murdered by Lekan.

Bolatito, also a banker, said that Lekan was very possessive of his wife, and would beat her at the slightest opportunity.

“My sister even told me that her husband would lift her up and slam her against the wall, whenever they had an argument. I was not surprised when I got the call on that fateful day that her lifeless and bloodied body had been found because I knew with the way things were going, he would one day kill her,” she said.

The trial judge adjourned the case till October 24th.

One applicant dies during FRSC recruitment exercise in Kogi State

One male applicant in the ongoing recruitment exercise of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been reported dead in Kogi State.

The applicant was said to have fainted yesterday after returning from a road walk embarked upon from the Chari Maigumeri Barracks to Zango; a suburb of Lokoja metropolis. It was further learnt that the applicant was rushed to the Army Clinic where he was confirmed dead.

Sector Commander of the FRSC in Kogi State, Olusegun Martins who confirmed the incident, said more details about the incident would be provided subsequently.

Lady pours bleach on men's groin to teach them not to open their legs wide in public

Manspreading has been causing a lot of problem of late, especially when the man involved opens his leg so wide that he inconveniences the person sitting next to him. And a woman decided to take laws into her hands.

Anna Dovgalyuk, 20, from Russia, has taken it upon herself to begin splashing water mixed with bleach onto men’s groin on underground trains in order to tackle manspreading.

The lady, who is a female law student, has been targeting males sitting with their legs spread wide on public transport in St Petersburg, Russia. The social activist said "gender aggression" is a problem that her country is slow to counter so she's doing something about it.

She tackled the "disgusting act" by splashing a mix of 30 litres of water and six litres of bleach into the groin areas of men she deemed to be sitting in an offensive manner.

Miss Dovgalyuk said:

This solution is 30 times more concentrated than the mixture used by housewives when doing the laundry.

It eats colours in the fabric in a matter of minutes – leaving indelible stains.

The activist complains that manspreading is being "fought around the world – but hushed up here".

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