Sunday, 28 February 2016
Friday, 26 February 2016
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE ROUND OF 16 DRAW LIVERPOOL HOSTS MAN UTD ...as Dortmund FC lands Tottenham Hotspur
The UEFA Europa league draw for round of 16 has seen two of the more fiercest rivals in English football history squaring up in the round. Liverpool who was beaten home and away by Manchester United in the premier league will have the chance of getting their own pinch of blood as they would be entertaining United in the first leg of the round.
Premiership surprise team of the season, Tottenham Hotspur will also be tested with a trip to the Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund. Other pairings includes; Villarreal vs Bayer Leverkusen, Bilbao vs Valencia in an all Spanish affairs...
“I and my brothers bought my father a two-storey building in Ogunsola close, Abule-Egba and at that time, Pastor Oluwaseyi had rent issues. My father allowed him to set up his church in his compound and also manage a flat. We never knew that was the beginning of our problems.
Justice Ngwuta who noted that “the facts of the case could have been lifted from horror film”, resolved all the 12 issues Ezeugo raised in his appeal against him. “This appeal has no merit. The judgement of the court of appeal is hereby affirmed. The prison sentence that was earlier handed to the appellant is no longer relevant in view of the death sentence passed on him”, Justice Ngwuta held. It will be recalled that Ezeugo was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging on January 11, 2007, for the alleged murder of his church member, Ann Uzoh.
He was arraigned on September 26, 2006 on a six-count charge of attempted murder and murder. The charge against him was at the instance of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions. During the trial, the prosecution had argued that the convict poured petrol on the diseased, Uzor and five others. Uzoh died on August 2, 2006, exactly 11 days after the incident. In her judgment, trial Justice Joseph Oyewole who is now a Justice of the Court of Appeal at Calabar, said there was sufficient evidence linking the accused person to the commission of the crime. Consequently, Justice Oyewole convicted and sentenced Ezeugo to 20 years imprisonment for the attempted murder and death by hanging for the offence of murder. Dissatisfied with the judgment, Ezeugo took the case before the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal. The condemned clergy, in his notice of appeal dated January 16, 2007, prayed the appellate court to set aside the judgment. Aside 16 grounds of appeal he raised through his lawyer, Mr.
Olalekan Ojo, he was subsequently granted leave to argue additional 16 grounds based an amended notice of appeal he filed on June 15, 2008. Ojo argued that his client did not commit the crime and was not at the scene of the incident. He insisted that the deceased, Uzoh, had in two statements she made after the incident and before her death, stated that she got burnt in a generator accident and that the cleric was not responsible for her injuries.
Ojo said the Investigating Police Officer, IPO, had tendered statements which stated that Ezeugo was not responsible for the burns that led to Uzoh’s death. He alleged that the trial Judge refused to admit in evidence, the statements he said exonerated Ezeugo of the crime. The lawyer further contended had those “vital exhibits” been admitted rather than expunged by the trial judge, they would have operated to cast serious doubt on the case of the prosecution
. He maintained that Justice Oyewole’s refusal to admit the exhibits in evidence “occasioned a great miscarriage of justice” against his client. Meanwhile, after due consideration of the case, a three-man panel of justices of the appellate court, in a lead judgment that was delivered by Justice Fatimo Akinbami, dismissed Ezeugo’s appeal and upheld the high court verdict. The other members of the appellate court panel that equally concurred with the lower court’s verdict were Justices Amina Augie and Ibrahim Saulawa. Determined to save his life, Rev Ezeugo lodged an appeal before the Supreme Court.
His appeal was challenged by the Lagos state government which through its Attorney General, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Idowu Alakija, urged the apex court to dismiss it and uphold the concurrent verdicts of the two lower courts.
During his time in prison, Rev. King leaves like a king he calls himself. Many times he has had revivals with his members using the different technological devices that allowed him convene such. but with this latest development, it seems there would be no where to hid for him again.
Hon. Barr .(Sir) Linus Mbaso (KSQ ) was a legal luminary, avid community developer, a phenomenal philanthropist, a member of the old Anambra State House of Assembly under his Excellency Chief Jim ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo from 1979- 83 and represented Nnewi south west constituency.
He had a charismatic disposition, a towering figure with sufficient mass, handsome and attractive complexion, MBASO has an undiluted emotional intelligence and verbal agility with capacity to solve problem, meet challenges and create values.
Hon Barrister Mbaso the Eze Ifekaibeya 1 and Ochubalu Enyi Zugbuo Agu 1 of Ozubulu's sun set at dawn. His life and times was one of a lesson in pragmatism, determination, dexterity, creativity, astuteness, integrity and Godliness. These virtues combined to make him an institution and a genius in the court of law.
Until his death, Ambassador Mbaso was the oldest practicing lawyer in Nnewi Judicial division, the Chairman Anambra State Rent Tribunal (Nnewi zone.) The Chairman Nigeria Bar Association of his zone for numerous years.
An Iroko has indeed fallen, every where the echoes are heard, as a knight of Service and Quality- he was one of those who create something out of nothing and leave a mark for posterity to follow and prosperity will forever remember him for this. He was a legend distinguished by universal love for generosity, humanity and philanthropy.
He spearheaded the bringing of both customary and magistrate court to his home town, he attracted the mythological institute to his town and the Ozubulu modern market to mention but a few.
Hon. Barr. Sir Mbaso (KSQ) was everything to everyone , the total definition of Jack of all trade master of all, a Footballer, a Soldier, a Boxer, the law himself, a political war lord, a High chief, a community patriarch and a meeting point of all sides.
Speaking with Amb. Buzopat who is yet to come to terms with the reality, the astute woman said, "while leaving my Dad on the night of his demise between the hours of 10pm, it never occurred to me that i was getting the last glimpse of a person i adored so much.
Then by 3am the words i dreaded, feared and never expect comes "your daddy is no more": like an arrow it hits first in the head, then the heart, slowly the pains sinks into the bones, my organs and my skin like a bullet ricocheting around a steel cavern. One moment i was jisting and cracking jokes with my dad, few hours later i was looking at him dead, i felt strange, helpless and shocked but looking at his legacies, i thank God for a life well spent".
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Bishop David Oyedepo, Gov. Fayose, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Others At a Special Thanksgiving Service to Celebrate the Affirmation of Governor Udom Emmanuel 's Mandate as Governor by the Supreme Court
Etisalat-Sponsored Love-Like-A-Movie Lights up Lagos This WeekendAs International Grammy Winner, Ciara joins Olamide, Omawumi, Iyanya to Headline Show
The love concert, billed for Sunday, February 28, is put together by multi-award winner and song writer, Darey ‘Art’ Alade, and will feature American singer and Grammy Award Winner, Ciara Princess Harris simply known as Ciara who will be joined by a select stock of Nigeria’s finest artistes such as Yemi Alade, Adekunle Gold, Iyanya, Sound Sultan, Zaina, Omawumi, Sammy, Olamide, Vector, and a host of others.
This year’s edition, themed ‘Naked’ is a three-in-one package featuring photo exhibition, Red Carpet and Actual show.
Speaking about Etisalat Nigeria’s sponsorship of the event, the company’s Head, Events & Sponsorships, Modupe Thani, noted that it is a reflection of its belief and commitment to youthfulness and innovation.
“At Etisalat, we associate ourselves with youthful and innovative ideas and programmes like Love-Like-a-Movie. We are very well delighted with the impact Darey and his team are making since it started a few years back. We look forward to a rewarding experience from this edition,” she said.
Having held two hugely successful editions in 2013 and 2014 that featured global superstars, Kim Kardashian and Kelly Rowland, this edition is set to break further grounds reinventing the concept of the R&B dance party with choreographed dance, a dynamic laser show, music, symphonic lights and high energy performances from top Nigerian and international performers.
Good time is gradually coming back to Nigerian economy as the nation’s currency, the naira rose by 50 per cent yesterday against the dollar at the parallel market to N250 from N375, which it traded on Monday.