Deejay killing: CACOL urges CP to prosecute officers


August 29, 2013 by Sharon Oremichen
Executive Chairman, CACOL, Debo AdeniranExecutive Chairman, CACOL, Debo Adeniran

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has urged the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Umar Manko, to prosecute the policemen linked to the killing of a 60-year-old deejay, Adamson Bello, in Okokomaiko area of the state.

According to a statement on Wednesday, Executive Chairman, CACOL, Debo Adeniran, said it was necessary for justice to be served as regards the matter.

He also decried the detention of The PUNCH correspondent, Samson Folarin, by the police. Continue reading “Deejay killing: CACOL urges CP to prosecute officers”

Abductors of Ozekhome, APC chief demand N250m ransom

By on August 28, 2013

Kidnap ransoms for the release of human rights activist and lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and the All Progressives Congress leader in Edo North, Athanasius Ogbome, has been named, with the abductors said to demand the sum of N250m in total.

It was said that the abductors contacted the relations of their victims, demanding N150m for Ozekhome’s release within three days and N100m for Ogbome’s release. Continue reading “Abductors of Ozekhome, APC chief demand N250m ransom”

Ngo To Investigate Alleged N170m Lg Fraud


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Some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have pledged to investigate the allegation of corruption against some officials of Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun State.

The NGOs are the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) and Osun Civil Societies Coalition (OCSC), among others. Chairman of OCSC, Alhaji Waheed Lawal, who disclosed this to National Mirror, said CACOL’s Executive Chairman, Mr. Debo Adeniran, was also interested in getting to the root of the allegation. Continue reading “Ngo To Investigate Alleged N170m Lg Fraud”

Gani’s widow faults FG on ASUU strike


Vanguard Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Wife of the late human rights activist, chief Gani Fawehinmi, Alahaja ganiat fawehinmi, has faulted the stance of both Coordinating Minister of the economy and Finance, Dr. Ngozi okonjo- Iweala and Minister of Education, Professor Ruqquayat Rufai, on the lingering industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Continue reading “Gani’s widow faults FG on ASUU strike”

‘Lagos creating room to flout rules’

Daily Independent

Posted on Monday, August 19th, 2013

Lagos State government has been accused of selective and anti-poor policies that further impoverish the people under the pretext of providing democracy dividends.

Executive chairman of Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), Debo Adeniran, told newsmen that the administration had failed in its promises to provide good roads, affordable housing, transport, education and in other sectors. Continue reading “‘Lagos creating room to flout rules’”

Presenting alternative face of Lagos

Daily Independent

Posted on Monday, August 19th, 2013

By Chukwudi Nweje Assistant Features Editor


Considering its status as the former capital of Nigeria, the commercial nerve centre of the country and a major hub of economic activities in not just in the West African sub region, but the whole continent, it is therefore not surprising that Lagos State prides its self as the Centre of Excellence and a megacity in the making. Going by experts’ definition of a megacity as a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of ten million people, Lagos definitely qualifies as one. Although the last disputed population census says otherwise, Lagos is believed to be the most populous city in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), an authoritative and widely quoted source of objective information on urban planning, growth, and development in the world projects that Lagos is on the way to becoming one of the world’s five largest cities. Continue reading “Presenting alternative face of Lagos”

Atiku in another political adventure

Daily Independent

Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013


By Chukwudi Nweje

Assistant Features Editor


It had been argued by enlightened analysts that the five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors  Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano, Sule Lamido of Jigawa Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger, and Muratala Nyako of Adamawa States who have been traversing the country consulting with eminent Nigerians on how to “save the country’s nascent democracy,” may have been testing the grounds ahead of the 2015 general elections.  Unfolding developments in the land seem to prove those observers right. The governors under the aegis of ‘Save Democracy’ initiative in the last two months, had consulted with former Military Heads of State, Generals Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar; former Presidents Shehu Shagari and Olusegun Obasanjo, among other prominent Nigerians. Continue reading “Atiku in another political adventure”

PDP Govs: Tasking Their Excellencies


Daily Independent

Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013


By Chukwudi Nweje

Assistant Features Editor


Although the political crises in Rivers State and the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) appear to have subsided, the actions of five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors- Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano, Sule Lamido of Jigawa Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa States who went on solidarity visit to Governor Rotimi Amaechi in the heat of the altercations has not.

The governors under the aegis of ‘Save Democracy’ initiative have been touring some parts of the country in the last few months, consulting with prominent Nigerians on as they put it, ‘the state of the nation’. They had in that instance, met with former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, who called them “true patriots” for initiating peace moves to end the crisis of confidence in Rivers State and the nation in general. They also interacted with former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari among other prominent Nigerians both within and outside political circles. Continue reading “PDP Govs: Tasking Their Excellencies”

Fawehinmi Carpets Jonathan Over ASUU Strike


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Ganiyat Fawehinmi, wife of Gani Fawehinmi, the late human right activist has backed the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, declaring, “it is very sad that the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan-led government believes that the best way to service the education industry is to deprive ASUU of its demands.”


Fawehinmi made the declaration at the 6th annual general convention of Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday. She asserted that the refusal of the federal government to keep its own part of the agreement entered with ASUU in 2009 shows “complete selfishness, heartlessness, and wickedness and total incompetence on the part of the government.” Continue reading “Fawehinmi Carpets Jonathan Over ASUU Strike”

Jonathan Must Be Defeated In 2015 —Gani’s Wife

Published on August 15, 2013 by pmnews

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is an “outright failure” and should be defeated in the 2015 election, Ganiyat Fawehinmi said in a statement on Wednesday as she assessed the country’s challenges.

“Our present Federal Government led by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is an outright failure and we pray that by 2015, he will not return,” said Ganiyat, wife of the late Senior Advocate of Nigeria and radical lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi.

She said at no time in the history of Nigeria had the country been steamrolled by so many disasters, loss of lives and unprecedented mishaps as being witnessed now. Continue reading “Jonathan Must Be Defeated In 2015 —Gani’s Wife”