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Fayose Stops His Convoy To Buy Bread & Beans Along The Road, Senate Passes Bill that Proposes a 5-year Jail Term for Randy Lecturers for 2nd Reading and other major headlines you missed today!


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 Fayose Stops To Buy Bread And Beans Along The Road

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose is a sucker for attention, and from recent events- beans and ponmo as well.

So intense is his love for ‘beans and ponmo’ that he purportedly
stopped his convoy today, while en route Oke-Ako Ekiti, to buy
himself a bowl of the delicacy.




 CBN bows to pressure, adopts flexible exchange rate policy

The Monetary Policy Committee of the
Central Bank of Nigeria has directed the management of the apex bank to
adopt a flexible exchange rate policy.
The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele
disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing journalists shortly after the
end of the two day MPC meeting held at the apex bank headquarters in
Abuja.
He said with the directive, the apex
bank would within the next few days release a new guideline on the
management of foreign exchange in the country.
A flexible exchange rate system is a monetary system that allows the exchange rate to be determined by supply and demand.
The implication of this is that with a
high demand for the dollar in Nigeria, there is every likelihood that
the Naira would experienced further decline.
The bank had been under pressure over the last few months to either devalue the Naira or adopt a flexible exchange rate policy.
Emefiele said following the recent
depreciation in the country’s foreign exchange, time has now come for
the bank to introduce greater flexibility in the management of foreign
exchange.
He said while the country awaits the new
policy to be unveiled soon, the bank would only fund critical
transactions such as importation of vital machinery for production as
well as essential basic raw materials that are critical for
manufacturing which by their nature cannot be sourced locally.
Also at the meeting, the MPC decided to
retain the Monetary Policy Rate at  12 per cent,while also retaining the
Cash Reserve Requirement at 22.5 per and the Liquidity Ratio at the
current rate of 30 per cent.

University ‘Sex-for-Grades’ prohibition bill passes in Senate

 

A bill prohibiting sexual harassment of students by educators
in tertiary educational institutions has scaled second reading at the
senate.

The bill, which was debated on Tuesday, received the endorsement of many lawmakers.

Leading the debate on the bill, Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta
central, argued that sexual harassment was rife in many higher
institutions of learning in Nigeria, hence the need for a law outlawing
the vice.

He, therefore, urged the senate to support the bill.

“Sexual harassment is a vice in our higher institutions. We are using
this bill to send a message that enough is enough,” he said.

Also speaking,Theodore Orji, a senator from Abia state, expressed his support for the bill.

“I believe this bill will do enough in curtailing the vice in our higher institutions,”‎ he said.

However, Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, while making his
contribution, said that sexual harassment was a two-way traffic.

He argued that some students willfully seduce their lecturers with the aim of getting academic favours.

“I support wholeheartedly that this bill be enacted to stand as
deterrent to lecturers who take advantage of female students,” he said.

“However, the seductive and provocative‎ dresses of our students who
enter offices of lecturers who have no anointing to resist sexual
temptation should be discouraged.”

Making her contribution, Stella Oduah, a senator from Anambra north, called for a quick passage of the bill.

“When you harass these girls you have ruined their lives,” she lamented.

“We should encourage an accelerated passage of this bill.”

FG Invites Experts to Tackle Tomato Pest “tuta absoluta”
Tomatoes 
The
Federal Government has engaged experts to find solution to the spread
of “tuta absoluta,” a pest currently ravaging tomato farms in the
country.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, made this known at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday.
Ogbeh said that the pest (tuta absoluta)
was discovered in South America in 1912 where it ravaged many farms
before it spread to Europe and then to Asia and now to East and West
Africa.
He said the pest came into Nigeria from
Niger Republic, saying that it is a very powerful infestation that could
make it impossible for the country to grow tomatoes if not dealt with.
Ogbeh said the price of tomatoes had gone so high that a basket now sells for between N35, 000 to N42, 000 in Lagos.
He said that many housewives could not afford to buy the soup ingredient any longer. 
The minister said the pest had not
spread across the country as it is still restricted to Katsina, Kano,
Gombe, Jigawa and Plateau States for now.
Ogbeh said the treatment would have to
be at the level of the nursery before planting so that the tomatoes can
resist the disease.
The minister explained that the pest
could also attack pepper and Irish potatoes, stressing that the country
was combating a very serious disease.
He said the experts had also offered a
variety of tomato, which guarantees high yields under high rainfall,
pointing out that the variety had been tested in some parts of the
South-West.
He assured Nigerians that the Federal
Government in collaboration with the State Governments were doing
everything possible to stem the spread of the pest.

 

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), today,
May 24, declared former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola
Omisore, wanted. The former senator is wanted in connection with a case
of receiving and misappropriating the sum of over N700, 000,000.00 from
the Office of the National Security Adviser, between June and November,
2014.

According to EFCC, Omisore has been elusive and refused to report to
the Commission after invitation was extended to him on April 7, 2016
requesting him “to come and make clarification on the ongoing
investigation”.

Instead of responding to the Commission’s investigation Omosore had
approached the Federal Capital Territory High Court for the enforcement
of his fundamental human rights.

Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf consequently ordered that Omisore should
only be arrested through a due and legal process. The EFCC thereafter
obtained a warrant to effect the arrest of the politician.

Fayose bans cattle grazing in Ekiti

 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has banned grazing and rearing of cattle in the state.

The governor said those interested in cattle farming should get
private cattle ranch. He said a bill to criminalise movement of cattle
from one location to another would soon be sent to the House of
Assembly.

Fayose, who made this known when he visited Oke-Ako in Ikole Local
Government Area where two residents were killed and others injured by
suspected Fulani herdsmen last Friday, warned that government will,
henceforth, confiscate any cattle seen anywhere in the state apart from
the ranch created for them by their owners.

He also donated N2.5 million to the families of the deceased and gave
N2.5 million as well as a pick-up van fitted with security gadgets to
local hunters so they could protect their people.

He described the herdsmen who attacked Oke-Ako and other communities
in the country as agents of the devil that must be fished out and
punished accordingly.

Ijaw blasts Nigerian billionaire for donating N4.2bn to American university
 

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has reacted angrily to the
reported donation of 4.2 billion naira to an American University by
Niger Delta oil made billionaire, Mohammed Indinmi, labelling it “an
irresponsible and a global wastage of Niger Delta resources”.
In a
statement signed by Eric Omare, the spokesman of IYC worldwide said “it
is sad and provocative that Mr. Mohammed Indinmi who operates in
different parts of the Niger Delta region and has failed woefully in his
corporate social responsibility to the host communities could donate
such a whopping amount of money to a private institution in far away
America whereas the communities and people hosting his company, Oriental
Energy wallow in poverty. Mr. Indinmi has no single record of
contribution to community development in Nigeria, not even in the
terrorist ravaged north east.
“We state that the money Mr. Indinmi
wasted in far way America is Niger Delta money and the people of the
region must work towards recovery all their resources in the form of oil
blocks awarded to people like Indinmi.
IYC called on youths of
the Niger Delta region to close ranks and work towards addressing the
aged – long injustice of past Nigerian Presidents awarding oil blocks to
their friends and relatives while the people of the Niger Delta region
wallow in poverty.
Omare hinted that “The forthcoming IYC
conference of Niger Delta youths on Thursday, the 26th of May, 2016 in
Warri, Delta State provides the opportunity to start the journey. Niger
Deltans must reclaim their resources.”

NAFDAC seals bakeries, water factories in Kaduna

The
National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on
Tuesday sealed two bakeries and four sachet water factories during a
routine inspection in Kaduna.
The affected bakeries include, A One
bread at Kakuri, and Goodies bakery in Trikania, while the sachet water
factories include Alvan, Ubas, De-Rias and Simfort in Kaduna
metropolis.
The state Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr Dadi Mullah who
led the team, said some of the closed factories did not meet the minimum
requirements to operate, while others were not registered with the
agency.
“We are sealing these factories because they have not met the minimum requirements and it is grossly unhygienic.
“The
fact that people see sachet water and other products with NAFDAC number
does not mean they are fully registered because some people fake the
numbers by themselves.
“These products are not certified and have
not gotten licence from us, so we are closing them down and we will make
sure they are not seen in the market for consumption.
“Some of
these sachet water factories are operating illegally by using other
company’s name somewhere like Ubas water, operating in Rigasa, but still
uses Gwargwaje in Zaria,“he said.
He urged residents to patronise products from licenced outlet than just consuming from nearby shops.
“I want to urge you all to always consume products from a licenced outlet than just buying at a nearby shop.”
He
also urged members of the public to help the agency with relevant
information on poor products and illegal operators of sachet water
factories and other products.
“When you buy a product and you are not satisfied with it, especially water, you can report to us for necessary action.”

Bill Cosby to stand trial for decades-old sex assault charges

 
One of the world’s most popular entertainers and an iconic TV family Man, Bill Cosby, will be facing trial in Pennsylvania for allegedly assaulting a woman, Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater Temple University, whom he acted as a mentor to.
Back in December, Bill Cosby was charged
with three counts of felony indecent assault and may face up to 10
years in prison if convicted. Some of those charges date back to 2004,
when prosecutors say Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted
Andrea.
According to CNN, the decision to go to trial was made by Judge Elizabeth A. McHugh
who ruled on Tuesday, May 24th 2016. Since the news broke in December,
78-year-old Cosby denied the charges and his legal team spent the last
five months trying to have the charges dismissed.
Dozens of women have accused Cosby of
drugging and sexually assaulting throughout his decades long career. But
Constand was the first to come forward. She reported the alleged
assault when it first happened, but charges were never brought. New
evidence and new accusations eventually came to light and a newly
elected prosecutor, Kevin Steele, filed charges in December after making Cosby a campaign issue.
Cosby is due back in court on July 20.
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Peace Mass Accident: Heartbreaking Photos of Beautiful Lady now in coma

Joy Akabuike, a graduate of Imo State
Polytechnic, is currently in coma following the ghastly accident
involving a commercial bus belonging to Peace Mass Transit and a truck
which occurred last Sunday in Umuahia. The split photos shows her taking a
pic before embarking on the ill fated journey and lying beside the
mangled bus shortly after the accident.

"I
chat with you joy on Saturday night and you told me you will be
traveling on Sunday morning without knowing you'd get involved in an
accident.. Peeps Ada is in coma and needs our prayers. You shall be
healed INSHA All" a friend of hers posted on Facebook

Continue to see more photos of the lovely late Joy Akabuike:

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