THE NATION FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE TOMPOLO FOUNDATION The above named organization has applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission for registration in accordance with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act No. 1 of 1990. THE EXECUTIVES ARE: 1. High Chief Government Ekpemupolo -President 2. Bro. Paul Bebenimibo -Secretary 3. Engr. Kestin Pondi -Treasurer 4. Dr. Clarkson Agagha -Member 5. Mr. Job Bebenimibo -Member THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1) To support rural people, communities and institutions denied of their adequate rights and privileges. 2) To provide educational and recreational material support to kids/children in public institutions. 3) To support primary health care services for the less privilege in rural communities in Nigeria through provision of facilities to health institutions, health personnel support and organizing health seminars/workshop. 4) To work towards attaining a peaceful and developed Nigeria where every child, no matter how poor or disadvantaged will have the chance to thrive and achieve their dreams. Any objection thereto should be addressed to the RegistrarGeneral Corporate affairs Commission, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja within 28 days of this publication. Signed: Planet Soul & Co. No. 6, Okere/Ugborikoko Road, Warri.
Northeast leaders urge Boko Haram T to embrace peace
HE North Eastern Forum of Concerned leaders has urged the Boko Haram sect to sheathe its sword and embrace peace. The leaders issued a communique at the end of their meeting at the Fariah Suites, Bauchi, appealing to the leadership of the Boko Haram to
From Austine Tsenzughul, Bauchi
stop terrorism. The leaders said they would work with the leadership of the Boko Haram to find a solution to the insur-
gency in the North. The forum, chaired by the Wazirin Fika, Alhaji Adamu Chiroma, noted that illiteracy, poverty and unemployment in the Northeast should be solved.
It added that the zone should borrow a leaf from the Southwest’s style of peaceful coexistence that has aided development in the zone. The meeting of the leaders, the first of its kind, came on the heels of the consultations among prominent citizens in the zone.
Man remanded for ‘buying’ car with forged bank draft A
56-year-old man, Abdulsatah Ademolake, was yesterday remanded by an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court for allegedly buying a car with a forged bank draft. The accused appeared before Magistrate Ibironke Olawoyin on a three-count charge of forgery, criminal breach of trust and cheating, contrary to sections 364, 312 and 322 of the Penal Code. Ademolake, a resident of Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, was alleged to have approached Salawideen Taofeek of Okin Motors, Maraba, Ilorin,
From Samson Ademola, Ilorin
claiming to be Alhaji Kareem Alao of Arowomole, Ogbomoso in Oyo State. He said he wanted to buy a Honda Accord car. The charge sheet reads: “That you (Abdulsatah Ademolake) agreed to pay one million six hundred and fifty thousand naira for the car, and thereafter collected the complainant’s name and bank account details. “That on 16/05/2012 you
presented a Guaranty Trust Bank Manager Draft which contained the money and the complainant’s name and you told him to go and cash the money in the bank. The complainant said he released the car to you with original documents and you left with the car.” The police prosecutor, Alhasan Jubril, objected to the bail of the accused on the grounds that the offence was not ordinarily bailable and that he needed to seek advice
from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). He urged the court to remand him in prison, noting that investigation was still in progress. Counsel to the accused, Mr. Kolade Awojobi, pleaded with the court to admit him to bail in liberal terms, adding that he is innocent until he is convicted of the offences. Magistrate Olawoyin ordered that the accused be remanded in the Federal Prison, Oke-Kura, Ilorin. He adjourned the case till June 26.
One ‘killed’ as police clash with workers
HERE was confusion in Makurdi, the Benue State capital yesterday following the exchange of gunshots between the police and block industry workers who were protesting the demolition of their business premises. One person was alleged to have been killed. A source said officials of the Benue State Urban Development Board had gone to the block industry and demolished shanties built by the
From Uja Emmanuel, Benue
block owners who were given quit notice four years ago. The source said during the demolition, some youths suspected to be cultists emerged from the banks of the River Benue and shot the police and sanitation officials carrying out the demolition. The police were said to have responded by shooting into the air to scare away the youths suspected to have
been hired by the owners of the property. The sporadic gunshots reportedly scared away people. Many shop owners closed their business premises while others ran to avoid being caught in the crossfire. The General Manager of the board, Musa Ujor Suleman, told The Nation that government has paid compensation for the land and the litigation is over as government has emerged victo-
rious in the court. He said government wants to use the land for the Beach Hotel project to boost tourism in the state because it is located on the banks of the River Benue. Armed policemen and other security agents were yesterday seen mounting roadblocks in the area to tighten security. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)Philip Agena said his men have restored peace.
Kwankwaso inaugurates N1b pipeline in Kano
ANO State Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso yesterday flagged off the laying of N1 billion 600 mm ductile iron pipes to cover 42 kilometres from Watari Water Treatment Plant in Bagwai Local Government Area to Miltara on the outskirts of Kano city. The pipeline network is expected to increase water supply to Bichi, Bagwai, Dawakin Tofa, Ungogo and parts of Fagge Local Government.
From Kolade Adeyemi, Kano
Kwankwaso said his administration has concluded plans to begin the Challawa– Goron Dutse pipe laying project, adding that an order has been made to purchase 1000 mm pipes for the project. He said his administration has spent about N5.27 billion on the improvement of water supply in the state in the past one year. The governor said potable water has been provided in
most parts of the Kano metropolis. He said plans are on to upgrade the Joda and Wudil water supply schemes and urged the residents not to waste water, adding that they should pay their bills to enhance service delivery. Kwankwaso, who used the occasion to unfold the government’s plans to reconstitute the Kano State Electoral Commission, (KANSIEC) to conduct the local government poll, appealed to the citizen-
ry to always vote for people of proven integrity to manage their affairs.
Jonathan silent on fixing of Obajana-Kabba-Ilorin Road
ANY residents of Okunland in the Kogi West Senatorial District of Kogi State were disappointed when President Goodluck Jonathan failed to address the lingering issue of the dilapidated Obajana-Kabba-Ilorin Road, during his visit to the state on Monday.
The President was at the site of the Obajana Cement Factory, located in the district, where he inaugurated the third phase - 5.25 MMTPA of the industry. President Jonathan also performed the ground breaking of another 3.0 million metric tonnes line in the fac-
tory. He kept silent over the issue of the road. Governor Idris Wada had called on the president to expedite action on the reconstruction of Obajana-KabbaIlorin Road, saying the road is vital to the plant and Nigerian road users since the trucks conveying Dangote Cement
products also use the road. He told guests which included the Minister of Works, Mike Onolemenem, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, four governors, among others that the road which passes through the frontage of the factory is an eyesores.
STF donates drugs to Jos bomb blast victims
HE Commander of the Special Task Force (STF) on Jos crisis code-named “Operation safe haven”, Maj-Gen. Henry Ayoola, has donated drugs to the victims of the Christ Chosen Church of God (CCCG), Jos suicide bombing. Ayoola, who gave the donation yesterday during a visit to the Bingham University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) and Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH)
From Yusufu Aminu Idegu and Marie-therese Nanlong, Jos
said: “The gesture is in furtherance of the civil-military relation initiated by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Onyiabo Azubuike Ihejirika.
“We also use this opportunity to let the public know that we are not only in this state to enforce laws and restore peace, we also help innocent members of the society who fall victim to this kind of attack.” Gen. Ayoola, who also
presented beverages to the victims at the male and female wards of the hospital, said: “Please, accept this from us as our widow’s mite. We hope it will go a long way in aiding the recovery process of the victims.”
Baptist association holds quarterly meeting
HE second quarterly meeting of the Itesiwaju Baptist Association holds tomorrow at Ajayi Dahunsi Memorial Baptist Church, Ilasamaja, Lagos from 9am. It will be presided over by the
Moderator of the association, Rev. Gbenga Ojo of Araba Baptist Church, Ilasamaja and the Consultant, Rev. Femi Ajayi of Victoryland Baptist Church, Isolo, Lagos.
The Nation June 15, 2012