For 4 years after leaving office as gov, Saraki received monthly salaries from Kwara state- Witness says

At the continuation of Senate President Bukola Saraki’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal today April 6th,  Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who started testifying against Saraki yesterday, told the court today of how he, Saraki, was still collecting monthly salaries from the coffers of the state governor four years after leaving office.
The Cable reports that bank statements from Access bank showed that he collected the money from the state
“In the course of our investigation, we wrote to Access Bank for them to give us details of the salary account of the defendant. The salary that was coming into the account was N254, 212 as of 1 August 2007.
 “As of June 3, 2011, the salary was N291, 124. On July 4, there was another payment with the narration Kwara State Government (KSG) June 2011 salary. The amount was N572, 286. On August 29, 2011, there was another payment in the sum of N744, 002 from the Kwara state government. On September 29, 2011 there was another payment of N743, 942 with the narration salary payment from KSG. On October 27, 2011, there was another payment of N1, 165, 468 for salary. In November 2011, there was payment of the same amount. The narration was December pension. On February 1, 2012, there was payment of the same amount with the narration for pension. The salary payments stopped in this account on August 31, 2015. The defendant left office on May 29, 2011, he became senator in the same.”.
The witness also alleged that Saraki made cash deposits of $10,000 18 times in one day.
“On March 23, 2005, there was a cash deposit of N8.2m into the defendant account at the GRA Ilorin branch. On March 29, 2005, there was a N200m bank draft made in favour of an implementation committee on sale of government property. On October 16, 2006, the defendant obtained a loan of N380m from GTB. On that same day, there was a bank draft in favour of the same implementation committee. The draft was N286.3m. On the same day, there was another draft of N12.8m in favour of the committee on the landed properties.  The loans were meant for purchase of properties by the defendant.  
On that same day there was a loan disbursement of N380m. On February 7, 2007, there was a transfer of N3m by Abdul Adama (Saraki’s personal assistant). On April 3, 2007, there was an electronic transfer of N130. 6m on the instruction of Saraki from the implementation committee to his account. On that same day, there were cash lodgments five times a day. The sums were N11m, N20m, N20m, N20m, and N6m. The total amount on that day was N77m. Before these lodgments, there was a debit balance of N81, 960, 289. On November 22, 2007, there were cash lodgments into the account (Saraki’s naira account) by Abdul Adama, in 50 different transactions. Before those lodgments, the account was in a debit balance of N80, 210, 976. On November 29, there were cash lodgments by Ubi. Over 20 transactions in bits of N20m.  
On March 20, 2008, there were more cash lodgments. Before then the account had a debit balance of N96m. On September 23, 2008, there were different cash lodgments by different individuals. On April 30, 2009, there was a bank draft of in favour of PGL Asset Management Limited in the sum of N400m. On October 26, 2009, cash lodgments were made by different individuals to Zenith bank account of the defendant 87 times in a single day. On May 19, 2009, he made a cash lodgment of $10, 000 18 times in one day in his dollar account. On 23 August, 2009, $99, 975 was transferred into his account.”

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Ekiti Ex-Speaker reveals how he took Aluko to Fayose, says; “Aluko and I prostrated three times to beg Fayose”

Immediate past Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Dele Olugbemi has disclosed how he took the embattled former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, Mr Temitope Aluko to Governor Ayodele Fayose on Sunday, saying;
“It was a lie that Governor Fayose stage-managed the reconciliatory meeting and that himself, and Aluko prostrated for Fayose three times to beg the governor to forgive him (Aluko).”
“Olugbemi, who said he was surprised that Aluko could address the press yesterday and deny that he willingly attended the Sunday night meeting with Governor Fayose and that he spoke to the press under duress after the meeting, disclosed that he, out of genuine concern for peace took Aluko to Eko Hotel, Lagos venue of the meeting.” He said;
“The existing cordial relationship between Aluko and myself brought us to a discussion that eventually led to the last Sunday April 3, 2016 meeting. The former speaker said Aluko cannot deny that he re-affirmed that Governor Fayose remained his mentor, leader and father, that all his previous actions were devils work, and that he was under spiritual attack when he was saying all those things against the Governor.
“Even when the Governor told him to sit down, he prostrated and I also prostrated along with him to beg the Governor for total forgiveness. “The Governor asked Aluko four questions: whether he knew the implication of his coming to him; why he behaved in that manner; how old he was; and whether he wanted the reconciliation to be total or partial and he (Aluko) replied that he knew the consequence of coming to him and that if he did not want total reconciliation, he would not come to see the Governor.
“At this point, Aluko stood up again, saying my mentor, my leader, my egbon, I am your boy, you know, I am your boy. Whatever step I have taken before now, forgive me. Aluko and myself prostrated again.” Narrating how the meeting was arranged and held, Olugbemi said; “Before we agreed to meet in Lagos, I first suggested that the meeting should take place in Ekiti State Government House after the wedding of the niece of Governor Fayose but Aluko said he was not too comfortable with the arrangement because of fear that he might be arrested.
“I re-assured him that the intention of the meeting was not to arrest, embarrass or humiliate him rather than to reconcile with Governor Fayose, whom he called his mentor. “In the morning Sunday, April 3, we agreed to meet in Lagos and I left Ekiti for Lagos. I got to Lagos at 12 noon; I lodged in a hotel at Magodo Area of Lagos. “At 1 pm, Aluko called me to confirm my hotel room number and I gave it to him. Aluko called me back and promised to be with me within 20 minutes. Fifteen minutes later, he called me again, and I told him that I was barbing my hair at a salon in Magodo. He asked me to come out of the salon and we met. He came in a blue Ford Jeep together with his woman. “I joined them in the car and we drove to my hotel room where Aluko stayed with me till 2 pm. He later instructed me to call the Governor to ascertain the time and place of the meeting. “I called the Governor, he did not pick the call. I later called Chief of Staff to the Governor. The Chief of Staff told me to call either the ADC or CSO to the Governor for further directive. The CSO told us that the meeting will take place at the Governor’s House residence in Magodo at 7.30pm. “I told Aluko but he was not too comfortable with venue of the meeting. He said if the meeting is about reconciliation, it should hold elsewhere and not the Governor’s residence. I pleaded with the Governor that the meeting should hold elsewhere as demanded by Tope Aluko, which the governor obliged. “All these I was doing because I wanted the crisis to be totally resolved. “Immediately we were told of a new venue for the meeting, Aluko left my hotel room for Victoria Island and promised to come back at 7pm. At 7.45pm, Aluko came back to meet me at my Magodo hotel. At 9pm, I called the Governor to inform him of Aluko’s arrival. The Governor asked if I was sure Aluko was with me and I said yes.
“The Governor told to us to come to Eko Hotel and his friend will welcome us and that he would join us later. We drove in Aluko’s car, myself, a woman, a driver and my Personal Assistant. “We got to the Eko Hotel at 9.50pm. We were taken to the Hotel waiting room. Myself, Aluko, ADC, the Governor’s friend entered the same lift to the fourth floor of the hotel. “Inside the hotel room, we prayed and I opened the floor for discussion as agreed by Aluko. In my submission, I pleaded with the Governor to forgive and forget about the previous comments and allegations made by Aluko against him since he is father to us all. Aluko interjected and said that I should allow him to lead the talk. “The Governor told him to stop fooling himself at 50 and since he allowed himself to be used by the APC at 50, what legacy will he leave for his children?The Governor told him that there is going to be reactions to this meeting by the APC and therefore advised Aluko switch-off his phones and rest for at least for two weeks to avoid counter allegations.
The Governor said that the APC will fire back at Aluko because of the money he had received from the APC to malign him. “Aluko promised the Governor to dismantle all the structure he had put in place to attack the Governor. The Governor said he had forgiven him totally and that he should go and sin no more. “The governor told Aluko that he would call soon and that he would need to study him (Aluko) very well within two weeks because he could go out of the meeting and say something different. “The Governor also said it was better to let the press know that he had reconciled with Aluko to which he initially disagreed and later agreed to meet the press with the Governor, and myself, which we did and the video recording is everywhere for the public to see. “On Tuesday April 5, 2016, Aluko called me, sent a text message to me that things were falling apart as the party, and aide of the governor were attacking him. That he would renege on his promise. I advised him not to take any negative action or talk to the press if he wanted his already battered image to be rebuilt. Unfortunately, he did not listen to my advice and having come to deny what he willingly took part in, I have no option than to let the public know the true story.”

Rt. Hon. Dele Olugbemi,
Former Speaker,
Ekiti State House of Assembly.

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Tipper Driver in Lagos Dies after Running Into Stationary Tanker

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A tipper driver has been reportedly killed from a collision between his vehicle and a stationary tanker. The accident which happened at about 5 AM Tuesday morning at Oke-Odo, Agege, Lagos, claimed the life of the driver instantly.

Speaking on the accident, the Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe said, “Drivers need to be careful and drive with caution to avert avoidable loss of lives. Around 5am, a tipper driver rammed into the rear of a stationary tanker which was conveying a petroleum product. The impact was serious and the driver died on the spot. His corpse was handed over to policemen from the Oke-Odo division.”

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Did you know Regular Exercise improves Sex Life and reduces Depression? Find Out More

Dr. Rufai Ahmad, Chairman, Education Committee, Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy, on Wednesday said regular exercise could improve sleep, sex life, reduce depression, anxiety and prevent diseases.

Ahmad told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that 150 minutes of exercise in a week was necessary to stay healthy.

According to him, exercise helps to manage body weight as it helps in burning calories and reduces body fat when done adequately.

“Exercise will also reduce depression and anxiety, as it helps in the release of chemicals such as endorphin that helps with relaxation and makes the individual happy.

Regular exercise can help you to manage or prevent diseases and health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and stroke.

It increases the amount of blood circulating throughout the body and improves coronary artery flexibility, preventing inadequate blood flow to the heart that causes heart attacks.

Short bursts of exercise in the morning or afternoon can help regulate sleep pattern; an increase in core body temperature that results from exercise increases slow wave sleep which enhances sleep quality.

Exercise improves sex life, because it causes the release of endorphins which stimulates the release of sex hormones; it gives a positive image for better sexual performance.

Sex itself is a physical activity and burns calories and increases fitness,’’ he said.

Ahmad identified lack of time due to work, support, motivation and ignorance as some of the reasons why many people did not exercise regularly.

According to him, such people will have the tendency to remain physically inactive and that can pose serious health risks.

“People do not exercise due to the nature of their jobs or other responsibilities and also lack of support from family members and friends can make people not to exercise.

Some people have cultural beliefs that attribute exercise to signs of problems in their lives and so they do not attempt to exercise.

Other challenges deterring people from exercise are lack of safe neighbourhood to exercise, access to facilities for exercise and health conditions,” Ahmad said.

He said that there was need to educate members of the public on the importance and benefits of exercise to health.

The expert urged government at all levels to provide adequate recreational and sport facilities in different local governments to encourage more people to exercise.

“The governments and heads of schools need to lay more emphasis on physical and health educations in both primary and secondary school curriculums.

The government need to construct roads in such a way that they will be safe for pedestrians and cyclists as obtained in developed countries.

Also, we need to encourage different workplaces to have exercise facilities for their employees,” Ahmad said. (NAN)

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Photos: Man shot during fight at Fuel station in Festac

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A man was shot dead during a fight at a fuel station on 21 road Festac town this morning. According to twitter user, @switmode who shared the photos online, residents of the area are alleging that a female Civil Defence officer shot the man. Burn fire have been setup in the area as many of the youths are demanding the arrest of the female officer. Photo of the dead man after the cut.

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