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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

ICPC declares man wanted for impersonating Education Minister

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has declared Tony Aiyejina wanted for allegedly impersonating the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and for defrauding an unsuspecting citizen of the sum of N2.5m, by promising to secure a federal appointment for her.

According to the ICPC, Aiyejina initially demanded N10m from the victim, which and requested that it should be deposited into his United Bank For Africa (UBA) account.

His address, according to his bank record is No 15 Jose Martins Street, Line 2, Asokoro, Abuja.

Anyone who has useful information on his whereabouts is encouraged to report to ICPC headquarters Abuja, any of the ICPC State Offices or the nearest police station or report through ICPC Toll-Free lines: 0803-123-0280, 0803-123-0281, 0803-123-0282, 0705-699-0190, 0705-699-0191 and 0800-CALL-ICPC (0800-2255-4272)

Breaking: Supreme Court of Nigeria unveils panel to hear Atiku’s appeal against President Buhari

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed will preside over the 7-man panel that will hear the appeals filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Buhari at the February 23 poll.

Other members of the panel are Bode Rhodes-Vivour, Olukayode Ariwoola, John Inyang Okoro, Amiru Sanusi, , Ejembi Eko and Uwani Aba-aji.

The CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed –Presiding Judge

Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

Justice John Inyang Okoro

Justice Amiru Sanusi

Justice Ejembi Eko

Justice Uwani Aba-aji

Atiku and his party are challenging the September 11 judgment of the Justice Mohammed Garba-led Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which affirmed President Buhari’s victory at the polls. The appeals hearing has generated some controversies especially due to the silence of the Supreme Court on the justices that would constitute the panel, with the Coalition of United Progressives Party (CUPP) demanding the use of seniority in selecting them.

A senior member of Atiku’s legal team, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), said they considered it strange that as at yesterday, the appellants still did not know those that would constitute the panel. On his part, Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN), a top member of President Buhari’s legal team said the team is not particularly interested in knowing beforehand the justices of the court that would constitute the panel to hear the appeals.

The hearing is coming over a month after Atiku and his party, on September 23, filed 66 grounds of appeal before the apex court to challenge the judgment of the tribunal.

Andy Ruiz Jr. helps stranger push his broken down car in middle of the road (video)

Andy Ruiz Jr., the Unified heavyweight world champion who became famous after defeating Anthony Joshua in June showed his humble side after he was filmed pushing a broken down car out of a main road to safety.

The 260lbs fighter who will fight Anthony Joshua in a December 6 rematch and made over 4millions dollars from the Joshua upset, was driving with a friend when he saw the stranger with a broken down car and then came out to help push the car .

Michael Benson, Ruiz's friend recorded the episode and posted on his twitter account.

West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna explains why he rejected Nigeria to play for Italy

West Ham of England and Italian national team defender, Angelo Ogbonna, has revealed reasons he chose to represent Italy instead of Nigeria.

The 31-year-old Ogbonna has 13 caps for Italy and represented the country at two major tournaments but decided that representing Italy was a better option than Nigeria..

Born in Cassino to Nigerian parents who are both from Owerri West in Imo State, Ogbonna's parents emigrated from the West African to Italy in the 1980s, before the player himself was born, settling in the town of Cassino in the southern province of Frosinone.

Ogbonna made his debut for Italy's senior national team in a friendly against Poland in November 2011, then played his first senior match for Italy when he started in a World Cup qualifier vs Bulgaria in September 2012.

Sharing his view on racism and why he opted to represent Nigeria, Ogbonna told West Ham's official website : '

"For me, I’m very, very proud to be a black man in 2019,”.
“People can talk about a lot of things, and be racist, but you must understand that you cannot change your destiny." Ogbonna said.

“There is a lot of ignorance, racism and discrimination, whatever you want to call it. In Italy, there a lot of issues, both racial and regional, but these people are just trying to find excuses and to blame someone for not being good enough themselves. They just want to put you down.

“As black people, we are held back by our past, because in our past we were slaves and that can never be forgotten and never leave our minds. However, actions can be taken to change things.

“I grew up with Nigerian parents, but I chose to play for the Italian national team because I felt that was right.

“Whether you are black, Asian or whatever, you should be proud. I always say, we should be focused on the important things, which are not black or white. We are the same people. We all laugh and we all cry. For me, there is no difference.”

Ogbonna, also revealed that he has not forgotten his own heritage.

“Of course, African culture and Italian culture are different, when you compare them,” he continued. “And then you have Nigerian culture and English culture, which are different but related because Nigeria used to be a British colony.

“I was brought up with two different cultures, African and European, and I think I am totally open and I am always looking to learn more about other cultures.

“For example, I went with my family to Japan this summer, and then to China with the squad for the Premier League Asia Trophy, and I was so impressed with the Asian culture.

“There are lots of interesting things to know about the world.”
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