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Dino Melaye allegedly caught on tape, revealing how he framed suspects in assassination attempt

Dino Melaye allegedly caught on tape, revealing how he framed suspects in assassination attempt

Lawmaker from Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has again been caught on tape, allegedly disclosing how he indicted some people over the assassination attempt on his life at his country home, SaharaReporters reports.
According to the report, Melaye could be heard telling the son of late governor of the state, Prince Abubakar Audu, Muhammed Audu, that he deliberately used his connections with the police to frame someone referred to as “Edward” in the alleged assassination attempt on him.
Melaye, who spoke in Hausa revealed that the assassination story was carefully orchestrated to rope in his opponent, and how his connection to the police facilitated his effort to frame “Edward” in the alleged plot to assassinate him.
Recall that the Kogi lawmaker had in April raised alarm over an assassination attempt on his life at his home in Ijumu.
Following his claim, the police arrested and paraded six persons, including the Chairman of Ijumu Local Government area, Taofik Isah, over their alleged involvement.
Just last week, report emerged where the lawmaker was allegedly trying to bribe an election tribunal judge, Justice Akon Ikpeme.
As at the time of filing this report, Melaye was yet to respond to a text message sent to him to get his reaction.
Read conversation below…
Mohammed: Distinguish Sir.

Melaye: Ah. Mohammed, I greet you, you see your people have been paraded before the media.

Mohammed: Useless people..

Melaye: The governor has been in town for four days, I have been battling him over this issue. He went to NSA and others over the matter.

Mohammed: There are many facts which you don’t know.

Melaye: They called the governor’s name in the confession.

Mohammed: It is not his name that is enough, it is Edward that they should mention.

Melaye: Edward is inside and mentioned. Don’t worry about that.

Mohammed: They included his name?

Melaye: Yes, I included his name since in the beginning. His name is inside. Do you know police are doing systematic work? And there is something I will tell you. There are places he hid guns and other arms.

Melaye: This is just between me and you and they wrote it in clear terms, the governor is waiting for prosecution. They also confessed that it was in the glass house that they were given N6.5m a day before.

Mohammed: You should ensure that Edward is involved because that is the only way to get them.

Melaye: I assure you, it will be done. I told you not to worry, is it not me?

Mohammed: You ran and left me spending money on the matter, only me doing this war despite having billionaire friends. I am left alone spending money.

Melaye: Apart from the fact that you are a Muslim, it is impossible to abandon you.

Mohammed: If I call you, you don’t even pick my calls.

Melaye: No, I was at a wedding ceremony that is why, but you know if I don’t pick, I will call back.

Mohammed: This kind of thing, if we are planning and putting money together, we will contain them.

Melaye: I am on the road to the airport to leave for Houston because the Governor is coming to my house tomorrow to beg.

Melaye: That he is coming with Kogi elders. Just now, I will pay for my ticket at the airport and leave.

Mohammed: Laughs…

Melaye: I swear. He has lodged traditional rulers at Nicon, including General Jemibewon and others that they want to come and beg me tomorrow.

Melaye: They called me and I said no problem, I understand. If they call me tomorrow, I will tell them, I am in America.

Mohammed: But you should listen to their plea.

Melaye: No, no, no, there is no room for begging, there can never be peace in Gazza because I am Israel and they are Palestine.

Mohammed: Edward..Edward

Melaye: Do not worry, by the time I am through with Edward, you will come and beg me. Don’t worry. This is war, for five days, he was battling this matter. And he is the one that gave that brand new ambulance.

Melaye: Taofik in his confession admitted that it was the Governor that gave him the ambulance. Why didn’t he give other local governments? Why only Ijumu? This is for the operation.

Mohammed; It can’t be possible without the help of Edward. I want Edward arraigned.

Melaye: I mentioned it in the statement that killers that came were shouting Edward and Toafik, it’s in the statement.

Melaye: In the statement, I also mentioned that Edward vowed to kill me whenever I enter Kogi.

Mohammed: Good

Melaye: It is systematic thing and I have gotten them.

Mohammed: We must revenge and firm.

Melaye: If not that we are in control, they will have control of the IG. All these results is because we control the system.

Mohammed: We are in power now.

Melaye: We will bring him to his knees; I swear we will bring him to his knees.

Mohammed: How many days will you stay there?

Melaye: It’s just two or three days, it’s because of this matter that I will just vanish. Just a day or so and I will be back

Mohammed: Very good

Mohammed: Okay

Melaye: Alright but we will be talking since I will roam my number. Alright my brother.




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Former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Raymond Dokpesi, in association with other politicians unveiled a new political party, the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA).
In an event at the Reiz Continental Hotels in Abuja, the founder of DAAR Communications has joined other disgruntled members of the crisis-hit PDP to form the new party.
The unveiling ceremony of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Abuja took place today Monday, June 5, 2017.
In the interim, Shitu Mohammed Kabiru has been appointed as the chairman of the new party with the executive committee yet to be constituted.
Former chairman of the Labour Party, Dan Anyanwu is another notable presence involved in the formation of the new party.
The slogan of the new party is “Stronger Toget‎her”.


Isiaka Adeleke: Pathologist reveals what killed Senator

Isiaka Adeleke: Pathologist reveals what killed Senator. A Consultant Anatomic Pathologist, Mr. Olufemi Solaja, on Wednesday revealed the causes of Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s death.

He declared that was no trace of poison or heavy metals in the result of toxicology carried out on the corpse of the late Senator.

Solaja made the disclosure while testifying before the coroner heads by Olusegun Ayilara, in Osogbo, Osun State.

The Pathologist, however, said the test revealed excessive levels of alcohol, sedatives and analgesics.

He said, “My impression is that he died of asphyxiation with multiple drugs overdose”.




Why Africa is not making progress – Obasanjo.

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has ascribed Nigeria’s backwardness and lack of progress to failure of successive governments to continue with “good policies” put in place by their predecessors.

Obasanjo stated this while participating in a panel of discussion organised by Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, in Abuja, yesterday, Tuesday.

He said that the crude decision of African leaders not to continue the few things that have been done right by their predecessors has made the African continent unable to develop.

According to the former President, “I remember taking 40 young and up-coming Africans to Singapore some years back. Lee Kuan Yew hadn’t written his book “From Third World to First World”, and we wanted him to tell us how he did it.

“We wanted to know the magic and Yew told us there was no magic.

“He said: There is no magic. We did a few things right and we continue to do them right. We in Africa have done a few things right. Our problem is that we don’t continue to do them right.

“Many things are wrong about Africa but a few are right. We should continue to do those things that are right.”


Michael Okpara University disengages 460 casual workers


The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia, on Wednesday disengaged no fewer than 460 temporary workers, whose appointment had reportedly lapsed in February.

The workers were recruited toward the end of the administration of former Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Hillary Edeoga, who left office in March 2016.

According to a circular issued by the university, the temporary appointment, with one year validity, had lapsed.

The circular, dated April 28, and signed by Registrar of the University, Dr Azubuike Nwaokocha, directed the affected workers to “reapply for renewal of their appointments” through their Heads of Department (HOD).


The circular, which was made available to newsmen in Umuahia, requested the HODs to give “cogent reasons” why the applicants’ appointments should be renewed.

Speaking further on the development, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mrs Adanma Odefa, dispelled the speculation that the VC, Prof. Francis Otunta, was under pressure to lay off workers engaged at the end of Edeoga’s administration.

“Prof. Otunta is was just following the procedure of doing things according to the rules of the university.

“The affected workers were hired illegally by the past administration.

There was a bit of mess that needed to be sorted out. It did not just start with this administration.

“The last administration hired no fewer than 460 people without following due process,” she said.

Odefa said that the terms of the appointment showed that their appointments lapsed automatically after one year, if it is not renewed.

“The appointment of the workers in question lapsed in February, technically speaking, they are no longer staff members of the university,” she explained.


Meanwhile, the development has generated tension and panic among the affected workers. They pleaded with the university to reverse the measure and regularize their appointments.

Some of them said anonymously that the measure was an attempt by the VC to create to recruit.




Trump and Putin discussed Syria, North Korea and terrorism on call

President Trump spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, his third call with the Russian leader since he took office.

According to a White House readout of the conversation, the two spoke about efforts to end terrorism in the Middle East, attempts to de-escalate tensions with North Korea and the ongoing civil war in Syria.

“President Trump and President Putin agreed that the suffering in Syria has gone on for far too long and that all parties must do all they can to end the violence,” read the White House release.

Trump has not spoken with Putin since he authorized an airstrike against a Syrian airbase in retaliation for the deadly chemical attack in April. In an April 12 press conference alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump said the U.S.-Russia relationship was at an “all-time low.”

In a previous call on April 3, Trump called Putin to send condolences and condemn the attack in St. Petersburg, in which a bomb exploded on a subway train, killing 11 people.

Kremlin: President Trump and Putin talk Syria coordination, ‘economic connections’ in phone call

Trump’s first phone call as president with his Russian counterpart was Jan. 28. Putin and Trump discussed several issues, including the threat of ISIS in Syria and the Ukraine crisis.


There are still ongoing investigations into Russia’s tampering in the 2016 election and possible communication between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin.

The Democratic National Committee seized on the call to criticize Trump’s outlook on Russia, releasing a statement in which they called the administration’s strategy one of “appeasement.”

“With no apparent talk of Russia’s abysmal record on human rights, no clear message on Assad’s future in Syria, and no condemnation of Russia’s continued aggression in Ukraine, it’s clear that ultimately, Putin is getting what he wants from Trump,” read the DNC’s statement.

SOURCE: ABC News’ Katherine Faulders and John Parkinson


How Obama made Jonathan delay anti-gay bill – David Mark

Former Senate President, David Mark, has revealed the reason why former President, Goodluck Jonathan, delayed the National Assembly from passing the anti-gay bill. He said it was

because former US President ,Barack Obama raised concerns about him seeking re-election at the time.

Mark made this claim in Olusegun Adeniyi’s new book, ‘Against The Run Of Play’.

“President Jonathan called me that President Obama had sent to him a message of concerns about the bill. That was in 2012 at a time Obama was seeking a second term in office,” he said.

“President Jonathan asked what could be done and I told him that not only was I committed to the passage of the bill that was also the position of the National Assembly.

“I said the only thing I could do was delay its passage till after the American presidential election. But I assured him that the same-sex marriage was not something we would legalise in Nigeria.

“We delayed it for a few months after that, but we eventually passed the bill into law and President Jonathan had to assent.”

The same-sex marriage bill was passed in May 2013 and Jonathan signed it into law in January 2014.

The law prescribes 14 years imprisonment for those convicted of homosexuality.



May Day Rally: Saraki, Dogara, Ngige, others humiliated in Abuja

The Nigeria Senate, Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Minister of Employment, Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige and other government functionaries, were humiliated, on Monday, at the Eagle Square’s venue of this year’s May Day Celebration.

The rally came to a halt for almost an hour as the workers prevented government officials from delivering the speech from the federal government.

Every attempts made by former Comrade Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole could not save the situation, as he was almost humiliated by the workers.

As the Police attempted to drive the workers out of the podium, workers started throwing water cans to the officials.

The dignitaries were, however, smuggled out through the back door of the state box.


Nnamdi Kanu has proven truth cannot be extinguished – IPOB


The Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and it’s Directorate of States yesterday said there is no more space for tyranny and repressive government in Africa, saying that the alleged repressive and tyrannical government going on in Nigeria will fissile out in no distant time.

A statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful said that the Free Nnamdi Kanu march in Abuja, led by Prince Deji Adeyanju shows that if people stand up for truth together at the same time there will be no space for tyranny and repressive government in Africa.

IPOB therefore commended all the Pro-Demcracy groups, Concerned Nigerians and other leading activist who participated in the Free Nnamdi Kanu march in Abuja, and thanked Prince Dejl Adeyanju for his exceptional bravery and courage in the face tyrannical intimidation.

“In a society as apathetic as Nigeria, very rare breed of people can boldly stand to challenge the injustice of a judicial system frightened into obeying the dictates of a brutal dictator against every tenet and norm of democratic governance and the rule of law.

“What he and other activists have done today by their actions goes to show that if many people stand up for the truth together at the same time, there won’t be any space in Africa for tyranny and repressive regimes like the one people are forced to endure under this intellectually and morally bankrupt regime in Nigeria.”

IPOB said “the concerted fight against the rights of individuals, the endless humiliation of those unfortunate to find themselves in Nigeria by the security agencies especially the police and DSS under the watch of this present tyrannical All Progressives Congress, APC, government, coupled with docile and easily manipulable judiciary must be brought to an end.”

“For injustice to end the entire population must rise up as one to reject it as Deji Adeyanju has tried to do.

Prince Deji Adeyanju and his group the Pro-Democracy and Concerned Nigerian who stood against the injustice of APC Government directed against our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others detained illegally alongside him is commendable and we welcome it.

“The step taken by Prince Deji Adeyanju and his group has shown that there are still some good people left who believe in equity and justice to all irrespective of ethnic nationality.

“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has proven over the years that truth cannot be extinguished no matter how hard the oppressors try. He has proven to Biafrans and Nigerians alike that it is better to stand on the truth than to be a slave in the land of your ancestors.”

SOURCE: Chimaobi Nwaiwu (VANGUARD)


Michelle Obama reveals why she held back tears at Trump’s inauguration

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed the reason behind her now-infamous “side-eye” during Donald Trump’s inauguration: She was holding back tears.

“I didn’t want to have tears in my eyes because people would swear I was crying because of the new president,” Ms Obama told an audience at the American Institute of Architects convention in Orlando.

In her first speech since Mr Trump took office, Ms Obama said she had grown emotional at the thought of leaving her White House staff. But she also made it clear she had no intentions of returning to Pennsylvania Avenue.

“I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again because, when you run for higher office, it’s not just you, it’s your whole family,” she said, rebuffing rumours of a possible White House run. “Plus, there’s so much more we can do outside of the office, because we won’t have the burden of political baggage.”

Among the freedoms the Obama family now enjoys are the ability to open their windows at night and travel without a motorcade. Mr Trump recently lamented his own inability to go for a drive by himself.

“You’re really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can’t go anywhere,” the current President told Reuters.

Ms Obama’s appearance marked her and her husband’s entry into the post-presidency, paid-speaking circuit. Just like the Clintons before them, the Obamas are facing criticism for receiving hundreds of thousands in speakers fees. Mr Obama is slated to receive $400,000 for a speech at a health-care conference sponsored by investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald in September.

But reporters said Ms Obama seemed relaxed and unconcerned in her speech on Thursday.

“So far, so good,” she said of her new, private life. “It hasn’t been that long, really. It’s been less than 100 days. I think everybody’s counting 100 days. We’re counting, too.”