Aluta Media Award 2020: Bello emerges best Governor
The CEO Aluta Media Ltd. “Mallam Gambo Jagindi” and Publisher of Aluta News has awarded Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State the best Governor in 2020.
According to Jagindi, the board of directors on the recommendation of chairman award committee has awarded Governor Yahaya Bello as the best Governor in year 2020
He explains that the governor was selected because of his visible achievement in the area of security, youth and women inclusiveness in governance thereby translating to lack of youth restiveness and improved security of lives and properties in the state.
Gistflash gathered that since the inception of Bello’s administration, security of lives and property, youth and women inclusiveness in governance had been his cardinal objective, saying it was an evidence of good governance and affirmed him as the best .
“Gov Bello has proven to have managerial ingenuity and also an outstanding governor,” Jagindi said.
The prestigious award conferment and decoration is slated to hold on February 2nd, 2021 in Lokoja, Kogi State.
The reunion ceremony of the 279 abducted students of Government Girls Junior Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state and their parents on Wednesday March 3, turned bloody after military officers allegedly fired shots at the agitated parents, killing one person while two other persons sustained serious gunshot injuries and have been rushed to the hospital.
Gistflash Media gathered that the anxious parents had gathered within the school premises waiting to reunite with their children. Trouble started when the parents who were angry that the reunion ceremony was unnecessarily too long, disrupted the proceedings to hug their children and reunite with them.
It was in the moment of the chaos that the military allegedly pulled their trigger, killing one person. Two others sustained gunshot wounds. One of the injured persons is a boy who had come to the school with his father to reunite with his sister who was abducted by the bandits.
The state government nor security agents are yet to comment on the development.
There was a mild drama at the Wuse, Zone 2 Magistrate Court Abuja this morning March 2, as a traditional spiritual leader dressed in full regalia accompanied human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore in solidarity for the commencement of his trial.
Sowore was arrested alongside four others on December 31st 2020, for organizing a candlelight procession and charged for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbance. The commencement of his trial was scheduled for today.
The native doctor was seen waving his horsewhip and gourd in the air while chanting some incantations ahead of the commencement of trial.
EFCC arraigns Dutch couple and company for $330,000 oil vessel fraud (photos)
The Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a Dutch couple identified as Peiter Borremans and Nkechi Borremans alongside Lagon Trade Limited before Justice E. A. Obile of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State for suspected fraudulent dealings involving a marine Tanker Vessel to the tune of $330,000 (Three Hundred and Thirty Thousand United States Dollars).
They were arraigned on two- count charges bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretenses contrary to Section 1(1) (a) and (2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.
One of the counts reads
“That you, Peiter Borremans, Nkechi Borremans, and Lagon Trade Limited, on or about the 31st day of July, 2014 at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud did obtain the sum of Three Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollars ($330,000:00) only from Jackkyson Multi Services Limited and Alot General Services Limited, as advance payment meant for the purchase of Marine Tanker Vessel, a pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) and (2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act”.
They pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when they were read to them. In view of their pleas, prosecuting counsel, N. A. Dodo prayed the court for a date for commencement of trial and for the defendants to be remanded in a Correctional Centre.
Defence counsel, C. A. Okowanya informed the court of oral applications for the bail of his clients and prayed that the defendants be remanded in EFCC custody due to the second wave of Covid-19.
Justice Obile adjourned the matter till March 31, 2021 for the commencement of trial and remanded the defendants in EFCC custody.
Trouble started for the couple when a petitioner alleged that his company: Jackkyson Multi Services Limited and Alot General services Limited, offered to purchase a Marine Tanker Vessel from Lagon Trade Limited (belonging to Peiter Borremans and Nkechi Borremans) for One Million One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars( $1,100,000) and made a part payment of Three Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollars ($330,000:00).
The defendants allegedly vanished into thin air after collecting the money and all efforts to get a refund or delivery of the Vessel proved abortive.