The Akin Fadeyi Foundation, Conveners of the Corruption Not In My Country Project are set to launch a new mobile and web application device designed to empower Nigerians to report corruption on October 10, 2019 at the ShehuYar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
The Report-Corruption-App, called FLAG’IT, a project initiated by the Akin Fadeyi Foundation is funded by the John.D and Catharine. T. MacArthur Foundation to further promote anti-corruption fight in Nigeria by working with public institutions to open us their processes for transparency, accountability and excellent service delivery.
With FLAG’IT App, citizens shall be able to report and document their experiences around corruption and engage with government officials on issues bordering service delivery and corrupt practices across the country. The App also has a feature for documenting positive stories about credible and and outstanding public Officers.
Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor ItseSagay, will deliver the Keynote Address at the launch, while the Publisher of PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. DapoOlorunyomi, Dr. BoboyeOyeyemi Corp Marshal of Federal Roads Safety Corps, Dr. KoleShettima, Co-Director on Nigeria and Africa Director, MacAuthur Foundation, Oliver Stolpe, Country Representative, United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime and Simon Kolawole, Founder of The Cable Online Newspaper are also billed to speak at the event.
On the inherent benefits of institutional collaborations in fighting corruption, a panel of Discussants shall also rub minds in a technical session with the FRSC officials. They are, AjuriNgelale, Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Ramatu Umar Bako, Head of Public Engagement, OXFAM, Ademola Adigun, TEAM lead at Facility for Oil Sector Transformation (FOSTER), ChidoOnumah, PhD, Executive Director, AFRICMIL, and Auwal Rafsanjani, Executive Director, CISLAC and Board Chair, Transparency International, Nigeria.
Last September, the Akin Fadeyi Foundation announced a strategic collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps on the Report-Corruption-App and expressed strong confidence that the birthing of this App is the beginning of a reawakening of the consciousness of Nigerian citizens to combat corruption. Akin Fadeyi Foundation is one of the Grantees in MacAuthur Foundation’s BET-ON-NIGERIA Project and has been in the vanguard of deploying Drama parodies to campaign against corruption in Nigeria.
Working with the cream of Nigerian thespians, the Drama project titled Corruption Not In My Country was conceptualized to trigger a soul search and self re-evaluation as part of the processes of nation building.
In announcing this forthcoming unveiling of the App, Founder and Executive Director, Akin Fadeyi Foundation, Mr. Akin Fadeyi said, “We are trying to explore a technology-driven approach and empower citizens’ to report corruption. Through this, we hope to stimulate accountability and inspire confidence in our public institutions. The FLAG’IT App is a valuable tool in our ambitious quest for a corrupt-free public service. We, therefore, implore Nigerians to download FLAG’IT after the launching from October 10 and work with us in demanding for transparent and accountable institutions in our anti-corruption fight”.
A federal high court in Abuja on Friday granted a N100 million bail to Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.
Sowore has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos.
A court had earlier granted him bail but the secret police refused to release him while he was arraigned on September 30, alongside Olawale Bakare, his co-defendant, on a 7-count charge of felony brought against him by the federal government.
At the court on Friday, Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge, held that the prosecution failed to show good reasons why the defendants should not be granted bail since the offences are bailable.
The judge also granted a N50 million bail to Bakare. She restricted Sowore from speaking with journalists and travelling outside Abuja.
The judge ordered Sowore to produce two sureties in like sum, one who must deposit N50m to the court pending the determination of the case.
She said all sureties must be resident in Abuja, must show proof of tax clearance from 2016 to 2018 and must deposit original documents of landed properties in Abuja.
Earlier, while opposing the bail application, Hassan Liman, counsel to the federal government, urged the court to dismiss the request for bail, saying the defendants have demonstrated the likelihood of committing the same offences.
“The first defendant while being taken away from the court on Monday was seen chanting revolution, it is time for us to do it,” Liman said.
Juxtaposing Sowore’s case with that of the case of Asari Dokubo who was denied bail by the supreme court , Liman said offences threatening national security “such as this” should be handled with caution.
He also asked the court to take judicial notice of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the indigenous people of biafra (IPOB), who jumped bail.
Femi Falana, counsel to the defendants, prayed the court to allow bail on grounds that the defendants have never been found guilty of committing any offence before.
He said the use of the word “revolution” is not a criminal offense. Quoting the supreme court, he defined revolution as “the overthrow of one class by the other”.
Falana further pointed out that President Muhammadu Buhari also called for a revolution in 2003 and 2011 respectively after he lost the presidential election.
He argued that the first defendant(Sowore) has never called for a violent protest.
Addressing the second charge which bothered on insulting the president, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said “under the current constitutional dispensation, no public officer in Nigeria is permitted to use the machinery of the state to settle scores with his opponent”
He said the constitution guarantees freedom of speech, which includes freedom to criticise and that government officials should be open to criticism.
Responding to the case of Dokubo raised by the opposition, Falana said Dokubo was not granted bail because he admitted to blowing pipes in the Niger Delta.
He assured the court that his clients would not cause any trouble if they are granted bail.
The case has been adjourned till November 6, 2019.
Gennadiy Golovkin returns to his favourite stomping ground of New York this weekend to fight his way back into the reckoning as one of boxing’s best.
He challenges Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the IBF middleweight belt, with the action live on DStv’s SuperSport 5 from 01:00 AM on Sunday.
“GGG” has slipped back in the public consciousness after his disputed loss and draw with Canelo Alvarez, but, even at 37, he is eager to demonstrate that he is still the slick, savage puncher of old.
He’s opted for a dangerous foe in Derevyanchenko, a stylish boxer who, like Golovkin, was schooled in the hardy East European amateur system.
Although his best performance came in a split-decision loss (to Daniel Jacobs), Derevyanchenko showed enough in that outing to suggest he has the tools to trouble Golovkin.
The Kazakh has spoken up the challenge that awaits at Madison Square Garden, but, thrillingly for fans, he’s also expressed his hunger for a knockout win.
“If you like a real fight, please don’t miss this,” Golovkin said after his opponent had made clear his intention to cause a major shock.
“I have the best opponent, Sergiy. I’ve known him for a long time and he’s a very good fighter. This is a real fight. I’m a little bit scared because he’s good. I know his team is very strong.
“And I’m scared because he looks good. He looks strong. He feels it’s his time right now. Maybe – this is boxing, nobody knows.”
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Africa Magic is turning up the heat and making this October one to remember with the return of the Africa Magic Nollywood Stars Pop-Up channel on DStv and GOtv.
Launching on Sunday, 6 October and running till Wednesday, 6 November 2019, Africa Magic Nollywood Stars will take all active DStv and GOtv Max and Plus customers on a roller coaster ride filled with drama, comedy, suspense, intrigue from the biggest Nollywood titles, 24 hours and seven days a week with no repeats!
Channels Director, Africa Magic, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said the return of the channel will be a treat to DStv and GOtv customers this October offering uninterrupted Nollywood entertainment at no extra cost. “Africa Magic is undoubtedly the home for first-class movies and series from Nollywood. We have curated the biggest Nollywood movies – both new and epic – that have featured on our channels and will air them for one month with no repeats”.
Among the stars who will grace our screens on this pop-up channel are Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Rita Dominic, Majid Michel, Deyemi Okanlawon, Blossom Chukwujekwu and many more. The pop-up channel will delight viewers with huge titles such as ‘The Big Fat Lie’, ‘Getting Over Him’, ‘72 Hours’, ‘Brother Jekwu’, ‘Remember Me’ and ‘What Lies Within’. Also on the line-up will be the big wins from the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards; Isoken for Best Movie West Africa, Best Supporting Actress Drama (Lydia Forson), Best Director in a Movie, Alter Ego for Best Writer, Best Actress (Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde) and Lotana for Best Art Director.
The Africa Magic Nollywood Pop-Up channel will open on Sunday, 6 October 2019 and run till Wednesday 6 November 2019 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29. For the full schedules, please check your DStv and GOtv electronic programming guide or log on to www.africamagic.tv
The LIVE pre-show begins at 11:30pm WAT on SuperSport 4 before the event is screened live from the United States at 12:00am WAT on SuperSport 4, with a repeat later in the day at 19:00 on the same channels
Further repeat viewings will take place on Thursday 10 October at 2:00pm WAT on SuperSport 8 and on GOtv channel Select 5, as well as Sunday 13 October at 1:00pm WAT on SuperSport 9 and GOtv channels Select 3.
WWE Hell in a Cell features a large cell structure, a five-sided cuboid made from open-weave steel mesh chain-link fencing which encloses the ring and ringside area. Unlike the steel cage match, only an in-ring pin-fall or submission will ordinarily result in a win and there are no disqualifications.
The main attraction for SuperSport viewers to look forward to at Hell in a Cell is a battle for the Universal Championship between Seth Rollins and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. Following Rollins’ successful title defence against Braun Strowman at Clash of Champions in September, Wyatt appeared as his sinister alternate persona “The Fiend” and attacked Rollins. The champion responded by putting his belt on the line at Hell in a Cell to gain revenge over the dual-ego wrestler.
Another of the key matches to feature at WWE Hell in a Cell sees Becky Lynch put her Raw Women’s Championship on the line against arch rival Sasha Banks. Lynch assaulted Banks with a chair in their brutal brawl at Clash of Champions, earning her a disqualification and significant fine, but she still enters the event at Golden 1 Center as the defending champion and hoping to consolidate her dominance of the women’s division.
Hell in a Cell will also feature a star-studded tag-team match, as Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns team up to take on Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. Rowan’s backstage attacks on Reigns and his split from Bryan makes for plenty of bad blood heading into this clash, which is definitely one for SuperSport viewers to relish.
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WWE Hell in a Cell – Confirmed matches
Universal Championship: Seth Rollins vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt – Hell in a Cell match
Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks – Hell in a Cell match
Tag-team match: Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan & Luke Harper