60 YEAR OLD BUSINESS WOMAN KNIFED TO DEATH IN HER HOME.

A 34-year-old ski worker has appeared at court this morning charged with the murder of businesswoman Sadie Hartley. Sarah Williams was remanded in custody following a brief hearing before magistrates in Blackburn this morning. She is accused of killing the mother-of-two in a knife attack at her £450,000 home on Thursday. Ms Williams spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth and address.

She will appear again at Preston Crown Court on Friday. Detectives raided her buy-to-let property in Leasowe, Wirral, on Sunday, ripping up floorboards, searching garden bins and removing computers and phones.

Ms Williams was arrested on Saturday. A second woman, aged 55, was taken in for question by police on Monday. She was arrested and remains in custody.

Sadie Hartley, the unfortunate lady who got knifed in her home.

Sadie Hartley, the unfortunate lady who got knifed in her home.

For more about this story, visit; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3407422/Ski-blonde-s-home-searched-police-probe-businesswoman-60-knifed-death-love-rival.html.

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INEC’S INCONCLUSIVE ELECTIONS: MATTERS ARISING.

Recently, the Kogi State governorship elections were declared inconclusive in 91 polling units, with the APC governorship candidate in the lead, but unfortunately, he died on the 22nd of November, 2015. INEC now offered the APC to replace their late candidate. The APC replaced their candidate with Yahaya Bello, of which the late candidate’s running mate was against it. The PDP also demanded that since the late candidate of the APC died, and the election was declared inconclusive, even though the run-off elections in the 91 polling units were to hold on the 5th of December, their candidate, the sitting governor of Kogi State, should be declared the winner. I don’t know much about law but since the run-off elections have been held and the APC has been declared the winner of the concluded election, and it’s candidate died a natural death, his deputy or running mate, should replace him. What if the candidate was sworn in and after some months or years, he dies, won’t his running mate or deputy governor, be sworn in as governor?

The late Audu (l) and his running mate James Faleke

The late Audu (l) and his running mate James Faleke

Audu's son, Yahaya Bello who has been declared winner of the 2015 Kogi governorship election.

Audu’s son, Yahaya Bello who has been declared winner of the 2015 Kogi governorship election.

This is what Section 181 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution as Amended states;

181. (1) If a person duly elected as Governor dies before taking and subscribing the Oath of Allegiance and oath of office, or is unable for any reason whatsoever to be sworn in, the person elected with him as Deputy governor shall be sworn in as Governor and he shall nominate a new Deputy-Governor who shall be appointed by the Governor with the approval of a simple majority of the House of Assembly of the State.

(2) Where the persons duly elected as Governor and Deputy Governor of a State die or are for any reason unable to assume office before the inauguration of the house of Assembly, the Independent National Electoral Commission shall immediately conduct an election for a Governor and Deputy Governor of the State.

So the APC has fallen short of the law in our constitution and should be disqualified from the election and therefore, the PDP candidate should be declared the winner. Just because of some tribal sentiment, we fall short of the law. This played out after the death of the late president Yar’adua (MHSRIP), were northern oligarch’s refused to allow the then vice-president, Goodluck Jonathan, to be sworn in as president. The APC, who offered us change, has fallen short of their promise to Nigerians. This is totally unacceptable from them. This is a matter of the elections tribunal to decide and I hope they will do what is necessary by upholding the constitution.

dickson and sylva, main candidates for the bayelsa governorship elections

dickson and sylva, main candidates for the bayelsa governorship elections

Also, the Bayelsa State elections were held on the 5th of December, 2015 and INEC, yet again declared the elections inconclusive due to the violence in the southern ijaw l.g.a with the current governor and PDP governorship candidate in the lead. The APC candidate and his party are already crying blue murder but following the trend on twitter, one can say that the APC planned to rig that election with security operatives. INEC will declare a run off election in that local government area and I hope they will do the right thing.

APC vs PDP

APC vs PDP

That is why I am in support of banning party or partisan politics in Nigeria. We need to accept independent candidates only. If we had several candidates who are not affiliated to any party, Nigerians will be free to choose the candidate of their choice and not a few forced unto them. If the leading candidate does not win with at least a 50-60% majority, we will then have a run-off election between the two or three leading candidates at the poll. We won’t also have a ruling or opposition party in our national assembly and the executives would have to ensure that they persuade the assembly to approve or pass their bills into law. This will reduce the shenanigans we see in the political stage in Nigeria to the barest minimum.

Join my page, http://www.facebook.com/OVOP2015, and support the quest to ban party politics in Nigeria.

 

WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR LEADERS?!

Recently we are having fuel scarcity in major cities across Nigeria at a time we will be having a transition to a new government on May 29th, 2015. Major oil marketers are holding the nation to ransom and the outgoing government seem not to care. The long queues are back. Road transport users are increasing their fares and making life unbearable for the common man. Most state governments are yet to pay state workers their April salaries and they are pointing fingers at the Federal Government. They have stolen state funds to run their election campaigns at the detriment of the people and now they are pointing fingers at each other like children.

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

Did we place these people to make things easier for us or did they get there to satisfy their pockets? Most of these fools have built substandard infrastructures in their states and they are being celebrated by the indigenes living in these states. The minister of aviation labeled the Asaba airport in Delta State as substandard but the state government spent billions of dollars building that airport. The Akwa Ibom State government, built infrastructures everywhere but the one that makes me mad is the stadium he built in the rural areas in that state. The state football club Akwa Ibom United, play in the Uyo township stadium and nobody, even the Super Eagles play any match there. The last match that was played there in which we lost 1-0 to the cranes of Uganda, the stadium was virtually empty. Why build things that people would not use? Why do we allow these fools in government steal from us?

Last week I visited the state liaison offices of some states on Victoria Island in Lagos and you believe that most of these states have converted their liaison offices into residential apartments. And nobody is asking questions. People are being paid for doing nothing, wasting our valuable resources. Most of these states even own football clubs and this is a sure means of siphoning state funds and making sure that the boys feed fat.

Buhari and Tinubu

Buhari and Tinubu

Most we continue to allow these fools steal from us? We need to party politics in Nigeria. This is the only way we can checkmate these politicians and stop them from stealing our money. The parties they are in is just a front for them to be involved in organised stealing and corruption. When we have independent candidates, nobody will steal from state and federal funds to sponsor all their party candidates. Yet INEC is not checkmating these parties. Both the APC and the PDP, steal from state funds to sponsor the parties. We must also insist that each candidates runs a single tenure and not stand to be re-elected to any position.

Join the facebook page Banpartypoliticsinnigeria, so that we can start a campaign to stop this theft in high places.

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KIDNAPPER SHOT DEAD WHILE PICKING N3M RANSOM IN LAGOS.

kidnapper shot dead.

kidnapper shot dead.

A suspected kidnapper, Niyi Omosola, has been shot dead by the police in the Epe area of Lagos.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Omosola was shot dead during a rescue operation by the police to free a victim, identified simply as Kudirat.

It was gathered that Omosola, while collecting the ransom, sighted the police and decided to escape on a motorcycle when the operatives fired him.

It was gathered that Omosola, who hailed from Ondo State, allegedly led a gang which kidnapped the woman in the Elemoro, Ajah area.

Sixty-two-year-old Kudirat was reportedly abducted by the gang on Thursday, April 16, at about 7pm.

Our correspondent learnt that Kudirat, a businesswoman, was inspecting the construction work at a petrol station she owned in the area when the kidnappers swooped on her and took her away.

It was gathered that the gang later contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N50m. However, after negotiation, our correspondent learnt that the the gang and the family agreed to a ransom of N3m.

PUNCH Metro learnt on Wednesday that Kudirat’s brother, who had been communicating with the gang, took the ransom to an agreed hideout in the Epe area.

However, a team of operatives led by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Commander, Abba Kyari, was said to have trailed Kudirat’s brother to the hideout.

A police source said Omosola, while collecting the ransom, initially opened fire when he sighted the police.

He added that when the kingpin saw that he was outnumbered, he tried to escape on a motorcycle, leaving the policemen with no choice than to fire him.

He said, “The kidnappers are a notorious gang. They had conducted several operations in the area. In the latest incident, they demanded N50m initially, but when the family could not produce the amount, they finally agreed to N3m. They also arranged where the place of meeting would be in the Epe area.

“The police trailed the brother, who was taking the money to Epe, where Omosola was waiting. Immediately he

collected the ransom, he suspected that policemen were around and he began to shoot sporadically.

“He got on a motorcycle and was riding off when he was gunned down. He did not die immediately.”

PUNCH Metro learnt that Omosola, who was injured, led the SARS operatives to a bush between Epe and Ijebu Ode, where the woman was held.

When the police arrived at the hideout, his gang members had reportedly fled the place.

It was gathered that Kudirat was rescued alive by the police, while Omosola eventually died from the gunshot injuries.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said efforts were on to apprehend the remaining gang members.

He said, “When the information was received, the operatives trailed the gang to the location.

“The kidnap kingpin actually fired at SARS operatives, who were carrying out the rescue operation, and they fired back. In the process, he was fatally wounded.

“The woman has been rescued, while the corpse has been deposited at a public morgue.

“Efforts are being intensified to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.

HUSBAND JAILED FOR LIFE AFTER DECAPITATING WIFE BY ‘HACKING AT HER NECK’ WITH KITCHEN KNIFE.

A husband who decapitated his wife as she lay dead or dying on the floor has been jailed for life for her brutal murder. Naveed Ahmed, 41, stabbed Tahira Ahmed several times before continuing to ‘hack at her neck’ as she lay lifeless on their kitchen floor.

 

The mum-of-two also suffered two broken arms during the ferocious attack, after Mr Ahmed ‘snapped like a stick’ and flew into a deadly rage on May 27 last year.

Ahmed, of Merton Avenue, Northolt, west London, admitted murder at an earlier hearing was jailed for at least 22 years at the Old Bailey today.

 

Sentencing, Judge Christopher Moss, QC, said: “I have no doubt you intended to kill her in the most brutal and ferocious way.

 

“You took a kitchen knife, which was later found in the kitchen sink and attacked her with it. She suffered numerous stab wounds to the body and head.

 

“You used it to decapitate her while she was dead or dying. Her head was found severed from her body with only a piece of skin holding it on.”

 

The court was told Ahmed arrived in the country in 1997 shortly before marrying Tahira. She had been diagnosed with a rare hereditary condition, which severely limited her mobility.

 

Prosecutor Mark Heywood QC said: “It seems over time there problems in the marriage, as early as 2000. Mr Ahmed was known to have expressed regret at the marriage and his wife’s physical condition.”

 

The court was told Ahmed was regularly violent to his wife during their ‘volatile’ relationship and his state of mind deteriorated after he was sacked from his job as a local manager for discount supermarket Lidl in 2013.

 

Police were called to the family home after a neighbour heard raised voices and Ahmed was arrested nearby.

Brendan Kelly QC, defending, said Ahmed had always been consistent in maintaining he had ‘snapped like a stick’.

 

In a statement read out in court, Mrs Ahmed’s sister Zahra Hanif said: “There has not been a day that Tahira has not been missed by all members of her family. We were shocked not only by her death, but by the manner of her death.”

JAILED: NAVEED AHMED ADMITTED KILLING HIS WIFE TAHIRA AFTER SNAPPING LIKE A STICK!

JAILED: NAVEED AHMED ADMITTED KILLING HIS WIFE TAHIRA AFTER SNAPPING LIKE A STICK!

 

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The far-left Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras greets supporters having won Greece’s general election on Sunday. His party has formed an anti-austerity governing coalition with the right-wing party Greek Independents.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen with US President Barack Obama after attending the Republic Day parade in Delhi.

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The Church of England has consecrated its first female bishop, the Reverend Libby Lane, during a ceremony at York Minster. Legislation to allow women bishops was formally adopted by the church last November.

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Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia signs autographs after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in their women's singles fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.

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COPS CATCH MUM HAVING SEX WITH TEENAGE DAUGHTER’S EX-BOYFRIEND.

A mother has been arrested after police allegedly caught her having sex with a 16-year-old boy who used to be in a relationship with her daughter. The 38-year-old Fereshta Angel Williams is accused of carrying out the affair over the course of three-months. Police received a tip about the alleged fling, and had been tracking the Deer Springs, California resident for weeks. In California, the legal age of consent is 18.

Read more here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/cops-catch-mum-having-sex-5047398arrested mum