Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s threat that he will be dealt with.
The former Aviation Minister, in a statement made available to Channels Television, said he is amused by the Senator’s threat and he is waiting with baited breath for his actions.
Mr Fani-Kayode who is a member of the PDP and one of the party leaders who are unhappy with the process which brought Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the new PDP national chairman, criticised the emergence of the former governor of Borno State as the new PDP Chairman, raising allegations of a link of the new party leader with the Boko Haram sect, a terrorist group which has killed hundreds of innocent Nigerians since it began its operations few years ago.
The former minister says “we are more than ready to meet Senator Ali Modu Sheriff in court. It would be a pleasure to expose him for what he is. The days of intimidating, silencing and threatening others are long over.
“If sheriff is a Goliath, let him be rest assured that he has finally met his David. Needless to say we stand by everything that we have said,”he added.
The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service has seized 37 different items suspected to be contraband goods, with a total duty paid value of one hundred and seventy nine million naira.
Addressing reporters at the command headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital in south-east Nigeria, the Area Controller of FOU zone C, Mr David Dimka, said that the goods varying from car tyres, trucks, bags of cement, cartoons of frozen turkey and bale of second hand clothing were all seized at different locations within the zone.
The controller said the seizures was made possible by the support of the public who furnished the Nigeria customs with intelligent information about activities of the smugglers.
Dimka also appealed to members of the public to continue to provide adequate information to the Nigeria customs, to enable them fight the menace of smuggling.
Mr Dimka added that 18 suspects had been arrested in connection with the seizure and were awaiting trial in court.
He advised smugglers to stay clear of FOU zone C and all other zones in the country because men and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have been trained and retrained with modern technologies to bring smuggling to its barest minimum.
Two young Nigerian artistes; Davido and Chidinma ended the year 2012 with glorious winnings for the fledgling music industry at the just concluded KORA Awards.
The award cremony which was held in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire, awarded Davido-who was absent at the event-the award for ‘Best Male Newcomer’ while Chidinma, walked away with the ‘Best Female West African Act’ for her single ‘Kedike‘.
The penultimate winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa also enchanted the award ceremony with the performance of her hit track,and she was presented her award by former Chelsea footballer and Captain of the Ivorian national team, Didier Drogba.
Algerian Rai singer, Cheb Khaled was adjudged the Best North African artiste and French rap group; Sexion d’Assaut took the award for the “African diaspora” in Europe.
Nigerian pop duo; P Square also attended the awards and thrilled the audience with their energetic performance.
Africa’s and Nigeria’s richest man; Aliko Dangote was also honoured with a ‘Role Model Award.’
The annual award ceremony for African music which has not held for a number of years was delayed by several factors and the late arrival of American R&B singer, Chris Brown.
The award night was heavily criticized for its high cost: one million CFA francs (1,500 Euros, $2,000) for those who want a seat in the luxury hotel for the ceremony, or 50,000 CFA francs (75 Euros, $100) for seats outside, hence a very poor attendance.