Ibinabo Fiberesima has been stripped off her position as the president of Actors Guild of Nigeria,by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday.This was revealed in a statement issued by the National Secretary of AGN, Femi Durojaiye.
The statement released:
The statement released:
“The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, this morning 23/3/2016 at the application and argument of Counsel to Actors Guild of Nigeria, Barr. Peter Andor Oboyi, struck out Ibinabo’s and BOT suit challenging the nullification of her election to the Presidency of AGN and also challenging the legitimacy of the Presidency of Emeka Ike and his Exco. The implication of this judgement is that Engr. Emeka Ike led Exco remain the only authentic and lawful leaders of Actors Guild of Nigeria,"
"The Honourable Court vehemently reiterated the position of the judicial authority that, Ibinabo, her purported exco members and the Board of Trustees vacate forthwith the office of AGN both at the National and State level and accordingly surrender all AGN assets at their unlawful possession to the incumbent Engr Emeka Ike’s Government.”
Venerable Olaoluwa Adeyemi the Principal of Babington Junior Seminary, Ikorodu has said that one of the suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the three students has asked the school to pray for him.Venerable Olaoluwa Adeyemi disclosed this yesterday, while addressing the staff and parents of the school immediately after the end of the term thanksgiving service by the school.
Though he did not reveal the suspect’s name, he said the accused has sent many text messages asking for forgiveness. The girls were released on Sunday, March 6, after six days with their kidnappers.
He told the parents that the rear perimeter fencing of the school had been raised while a patrol van was bought and this will be managed by the internal security of the school. Adeyemi informed that the school has mounted a close circuit television, CCTV and security lights round the school.During the thanksgiving service, Tofunmi’s father, Mr Olaniyan, who spoke on behalf of the affected parents thanked the school for its effort in rescuing the girls.
Read the press statement below...
Rivers State Government will immortalise Mr Samuel Okonta, the Corps Member who lost his life during the rerun legislative elections in the State, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced. He also declared that the State Government will provide all necessary assistance for the police to investigate the killing of the corps member, with a view to identifying those responsible and prosecuting them.
Speaking at the Rivers State National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Headquarters in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike also announced an increment in the montly allowance of corps members serving outside Port Harcourt from N10, 000 to N15000. He also increased the state monthly allowance of corps members serving in Port Harcourt from N5000 to N10000.
He expressed sadness that the corps member died serving the nation. He said that the Rivers State Government will take care of the family of the late corps member.
Governor Wike noted that the death is even more painful because the corps member was an orphan who suffered through schooling and was on the verge of being of help to his immediate family.
He said: "The death of this corps member is unfortunate and condemnable. I urge the Police to thoroughly investigate the crime. The outcome of the investigation should be made public so that those involved are prosecuted. The killing of this corps member must not be swept under the carpet.
"I call for post mortem on the corpse of the corps member so that we can ascertain the type of bullet and type of gun that killed him. The post mortem will also determine who bears that type of gun that killed the corps member ".
The governor said his administration will also take measures to improve security in the state. He said that steps will be taken to ensure that the incident does not reoccur.
He also commiserated with the Department of State Services , over the death of their
State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Ngozi Nwatarali commended the governor for commiserating with the NYSC at its moment of grief. She appealed for greater protection for corps members during elections.
Responding on behalf of the family, Alex Edeabeatu thanked the Governor for his gesture. He said that the late corps member was a shining light.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
23rd March, 2016.