Thursday, 4 December 2014

Breaking News: APC Confirm Akinwunmi Ambode as Governorship Candidate in Lagos Primary

Story reaching Society Gazette now is that the gubernatorial primary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos, has just confimed the candidature of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode as the party candidate for the forth coming election.

Source at the primaries revealed that the result of the primary was rejected outrightly by other aspirants who are of the beleive that the result was influenced by the national leader of the party in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who had initially promised the aspirants that he will not interfere with the primaries.

The declared winner who was said to have arrived at the primary at around 1pm in company of the wife of the party leader, Senator Remi Tinubu, has always been mentioned as the favorite based on his relationship with Tinubu.

We will be feeding you more news on the primary as time goes on.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Synagogue Building Collapse Inquest Update: The Building Materials are of the Best Quality - SON

+ Magistrate Position Against Prophet Joshua Queried
Prophet T.B. Joshua

At the Friday November 21, 2014 sitting of the coroner’s inquest into the collapsed Synagogue, Church Of All Nations building, the court was told that the building materials used for the construction of the collapsed building were approved by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON).

This submission was made by the Director in charge of Inspectorate and Compliance at SON, Engineer Bede Obayi. According to him, iron rod samples taken for test at different laboratories showed that they were good and met the standard requirement. He raised reservations over the standard of the concrete debris, stating that the sample they took was slightly below the required density. However, he posited that the result could have been influenced by the pressure factor of the collapsed building, which makes it indeterminate in concluding if this contributed to the collapse.

Engineer Obayi also expressed surprise about the speed at which the building collapsed, fuelling speculations that the controlled demolition theory was indeed plausible. “Candidly, I am surprised at the rate and speed the building collapsed. It’s quite unusual and I believe it should be investigated. I also admit that the result of the test conducted on the debris is suspect. Due to the technicality involved, our investigation is inconclusive. I was not involved in the observation neither did I participate in the conduct of the test. I don’t even know any of the people saddled with the responsibility of conducting the test. We went for test in three labs and the final reports indicated that most of the materials used in the Synagogue building met our standard requirements. All the sources used were also approved SON sources.”

Meanwhile, members of the public and other interested parties attending the hearing have voiced out their reservations about the biased manner in which the magistrate seems to be handling proceedings at the inquest. Some of them who spoke to the media on conditions of anonymity complained of the magistrate’s partial disposition. They observed that he was always visibly harsh on witnesses who gave evidence which seemed to support the controlled demolition theory. Others said his disposition was suggestive of a calculated attempt by the state to persecute a particular party, stressing that the inquest has lost its integrity.

In another development, counsel to The SCOAN, Olalekan Ojo has filed an application challenging the jurisdiction of the magistrate for encroaching on matters beyond the scope of the inquest by inviting Prophet T.B. Joshua, who was not a witness to the incident. He said the primary scope of the inquest was to determine the cause of death and not pry into private matters that bear no consequence on it.
Rubbles of the colapsed building

On his part, the magistrate, Oyetade Komolafe granted the request of the counsel saying, “I am not against Prophet T.B. Joshua and Lagos State is not against him. I will respect the law and await the report or verdict of the High Court. Therefore, I will hands off the issue of inviting him as a witness for now till the outcome from the High Court.”

The hearing was adjourned to December 3, 2014.

Popular Gospel Artiste Tope Alabi, gets a New Name

Many things has been said about how a good name will work in favour of the bearer and this may be the reason this gospel musician, Evangelist Tope Alabi, has decided to come out with a new song titled "Oruko Tuntun" which means a New Name

According to the Lady Evangelist, the timing of the album release did not fall out of the normal way she's known for which is an album every 3 years and this is to allay the concern in some quarters as to her not coming out with any album since she released Alagbara and Agbelebu some 3 years back, which also coincide with her disagreement with late Prophet Ireti Ajanaku.

The latest album Oruko Tuntun, will be hitting the stands nationwide today the 1st of December, it will be marketed by Galaxy Music and this is meant to be a Christmas gift to her numerous fans and a message for them to get a better identity