Breaking News: Man Who Drank Insecticide After MMM Crashed Dies by Comr. Nwaze

Adakole, the groom-to-be who drank insecticide last December after MMM froze users' accounts, has died from stomach complications resulting from the poison he took last year. Adakole had reportedly invested N300,000 meant for his wedding into the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox Ponzi scheme, however, only two weeks to his wedding, the scheme crashed, causing Adakole to make an attempt on his life. Attempts to save him seemed successful until yesterday, Adakole succumbed to internal complications and died in Abuja. A family source revealed to Daily Post that Adakole passed away on Monday evening. “Yes, he died this evening. His body has been deposited at the mortuary as we speak,” Adakole reportedly made efforts to reclaim his money after MMM resumed but he was not successful. “No, he was not paid. In fact, he threatened to arrest his guider before the stomach upset returned last week and we rushed him to the hospital where he finally died. I don’t even think MMM is back, if not Adakole would have been the first they would consider. We attempted to reach them to recover Adakole’s money but they kept telling us to provide help to get help; obviously, the scheme has crashed, ” the family source said. Adakole's family members and especially his fiance, Chenemi, are reportedly inconsolable. They had begun to hope that he would survive and a wedding date had been fixed for a later day before he passed on Monday. …

BREAKING: In The Face Of Heavy Fresh Killings In Southern Kaduna, See What Governor Nasir El-Rufai Did Again That Is Causing Panic {Must See}

Tension! Fulani Herdsmen Unleash Fresh Terror In Another Community A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Southern Kaduna following an attack on Sunday, February 20 by Fulani herdsmen which resulted in the killing of about 14 indigenes. The curfew was imposed by the state Security Council in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas and it is with immediate effect. The herdsmen had had reportedly invaded the two local governments where they also destroyed several properties. Premium Times reports that while the attack on in Jema’a was repelled by security officials, 14 people were killed while many others were injured Ashim village, Takad chiefdom of Kaura local government area. The report said a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesperson to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, said the curfew was imposed on the area to protect lives of the people and avoid further breakdown of law. “Only essential workers and those on humanitarian services are allowed movement after due clearance by security agencies,” Mr Aruwan said adding that security agencies have been asked to beef up their protection…

Redeemed Pastor – When Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Becomes ‘Aunty Corruption’, This Happens {Find Out}

Youths pastor and senior lecturer at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Mr Amaso Jack has written on the anti-corruption campaign of the present administration. Mr Jack picked holes in the style adopted by the Muhammadu Buhari’s government to fight graft, highlighting some of the obvious flaws in the campaign. Read below: The strides in the anti-corruption fight are commendable just as the conflicting figures of recovered loot are confusing. A corruption fight that cuts the grass without uprooting the roots is not sincere, remember the words of Shehu Sani. President Buhari chose to quarrel with himself in public space, when he told us Babangida removed him because of corruption, now he is in power, he has the knife (anti-corruption will) and the yam (Babangida) rather than using the knife to cut the yam (prosecute) Babangida, he has chosen praise over prosecution at Babangida’s birthday. “President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was removed from office 31 years ago because he was planning to purge the military hierarchy of corruption. Buhari, who has not spared the military even in his ongoing anti-corruption war, said senior military leaders, led by a former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, and General Aliyu Gusau, removed him in August 1985, to save themselves from his wrath.” Rather than prosecute the “settlement” symbol of corruption, the anaconda-in-chief chief of corruption, President (anti-corruption) Buhari sent praises to General (corrupt) Babangida on his 75th Birthday. “On behalf of myself, my family, the government and people of Nigeria, I wish to heartily congratulate you on the milestone of attaining 75 years. “I equally wish to congratulate you on your service to the country, and your commitment to oneness and indivisibility of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. There is hardly any major episode in Nigeria’s short history where your name and contribution does not feature. “On this special occasion, I pray that Almighty Allah grants you many more years to see Nigeria grow and develop beyond all of our wildest dreams.” ANALYSIS Buhari personally signed the letter. Buhari said: “There is hardly any major episode in Nigeria’s short hostory where your name and contribution does not feature.” OBSERVATION Corruption is a major episode in Nigeria’s history, Babangida has 12.4 billion loot of it to his credit, yet he gets praises rather than prosecution from an anti-corrupt government! Buhari spoke of “Babangida’s commitment to the oneness and indivisibility of the federal republic of Nigeria.” Oneness and indivisibility? A man who annulled the most transparent election, that caused crisis which almost tore the country apart? When ethnic and religious bonds are stronger than moral bonds, compromise is a sensitive war like the present corruption fight is inevitable. “I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria. God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.” – Buhari ( August 27, 2001) Babangida put Nigeria in OIC! But when the corruption fight is driven by policy; policy documented by the strength of documentation in the federal government gazzette, that policy will check the excesses of sentiments. The difference between Jonathan and Babangida is not the mutual corruption they share united in the man Dasuki, who was Babangida’s ADC and Jonathan’s National Security Adviser, the only visible difference is ethnicity and religion. While their similarity is Dasuki, who acted on the orders of the then Chief of Army Staff, to arrest his commander in chief. Today while both commanders (the corrupt and the anti-corrupt) have “settled”, Dasuki (the errand boy) is earning his well deserved payment for corruption, in the vaults of confinement. (Court orders should be respected) Jonathan is Christian from the South, Babangida is Muslim from the North, both have corruption in common, but Buhari a Muslim from the North praises his brother, Babangida, on his birthday, laughs with Abdulsalam (also from the North with questions on corruption from Major Al Mustapha) and presents Jonathan as the only corrupt person. In a country that fought a war that had nepotism as a major contributor, This is DOUBLE STANDARDS! Let all suspected of being thieves, be seen as who they are….THIEVES! For the credibility of the anti-corruption fight, Buhari shouldn’t have said what he said about Babangida…it raises serious ethnic and religious concerns with nepotism as a clear undertone…..remember……When anti-corruption celebrates the birthday of corruption……..anti-corruption may soon become AUNTY CORRUPTION! Mr Jack is a lecturer at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a youth…

Top 9 Things To Do In Your 20s To Enable You Become A Millionaire Before You Clock 30,1 & 9 Will Make You Want To Start Now

At a time when the recession is biting harder than ever, there is nothing great than having to learn on or two secrets of wealth, especially how to acquire it at an early age. “In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want,” emphasizes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has also studied over 1,200 of the world’s wealthiest people. And it’s never too early to start. To help you reach the seven-figure mark by 30, we have rounded up 9 important nuggets of advice from people who became millionaires at a young age, as well as those who have studied hundreds of self-made millionaires. That one would become a millionaire cannot be guaranteed, but doing these things won’t hurt your odds. 1. Focus on earning “In today’s economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status,” writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in debt at 21 to self-made millionaire by 30. “The first step is to focus on increasing your income in increments and repeating that. “My income was $3,000 a month and nine years later it was $20,000 a month. Start following the money, and it will force you to control revenue and see opportunities.” Earning more money is often easier said than done, but most people have options. Read about 50 ways to bring in additional income, some high-paying jobs you can do on the side, how you can earn passive income, and the first step to take before starting any business, from an entrepreneur who earns up to $170,000 a month. Develop multiple streams of income One way to earn more is to increase your streams of income. In author Thomas C. Corley’s five-year study of self-made millionaires, he found that many of them develop multiple streams of income: 65% had three streams, 45% had four streams, and 29% had five or more streams. These additional streams include real-estate rentals, stock market investments, and part-ownership in a side business. “Three streams of income seems to be the magic number for the self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits study, but the more income streams you can create in life, the more secure will your financial house be,” he writes. Save to invest, don’t save to save Writes Cardone: “The only reason to save money is to invest it. Put your saved money into secured, sacred (untouchable) accounts. Never use these accounts for anything, not even an emergency. This will force you to continue to follow step one (increase income). To this day, at least twice a year, I am broke because I always invest my surpluses into ventures I cannot access.” Investing is not as complicated or daunting as we make it out to be. The simplest starting point is to contribute to your 401(k) if your employer offers one, and take full advantage of your company’s 401(k) match program — which is essentially free money — if it has one. Next, consider contributing money toward a Roth IRA or traditional IRA, individual retirement accounts with different contribution limits and tax structures — which one you can use depends on your income. If you still have money left over, you can research low-cost index funds, which Warren Buffett recommends, and look into the online-investment platforms known as “robo-advisers.” The key to consistently setting aside money is to make it automatic. That way, you’ll never even see the money you’re contributing and you’ll learn to live without it. Don’t show off — show up “I didn’t buy my first luxury watch or car until my businesses and investments were producing multiple secure flows of income,” writes Cardone. “I was still driving a Toyota Camry when I had become a millionaire. Be known for your work ethic, not the trinkets that you buy.” Need inspiration to save more and spend less? Read up on tips and strategies from regular people who saved enough of their incomes to retire before 40. Change your mindset about money “Getting rich begins with the way you think and what you believe about making money,” self-made millionaire Steve Siebold explains. At the end of the day, “The secret has always been the same: thinking,” he emphasizes. While the masses believe becoming wealthy is out of their control, rich people know that making money is really an inside job.” Invest in yourself “The safest investment I’ve ever made is in my future,” writes Tucker Hughes, who became a millionaire at 22. “Read at least 30 minutes a day, listen to relevant podcasts while driving and seek out mentors vigorously. You don’t just need to be a master in your field, you need to be a well-rounded genius capable of talking about any subject whether it is financial, political or sports related. Consume knowledge like air and put your pursuit of learning above all else.” Many modern-day successful and wealthy people are voracious readers. Take Warren Buffett, for example, who estimates that 80% of his working day is dedicated to reading. Set goals and visualize achieving them If you want to make more money, you have to have a clear goal and then a specific plan for how to achieve that goal. Money won’t just appear — you have to work at it. Rich people choose to commit to attaining wealth. It takes focus, courage, knowledge, and a lot of effort, self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker emphasizes, and it’s possible if you have precise goals and a clear vision: “The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want. Rich people are totally clear that they want wealth.” Hang out with people you admire Andrew Carnegie, who started with nothing before becoming the richest man in the US, credits all of his riches to one principle: the Master Mind. The idea is to surround yourself with talented people who share your vision, because the alignment of several smart and creative minds is exponentially more powerful than just one. Plus, we become like the people we associate with, which is why the rich tend to associate with others who are rich. “In most cases, your net worth mirrors the level of your closest friends,”explains Siebold. “Exposure to people who are more successful than you are has the potential to expand your thinking and catapult your income. The reality is, millionaires think differently from the middle class about money, and there’s much to be gained by being in their presence.” Shoot for $10m, not $1m “The single biggest financial mistake I’ve made was not thinking big enough,” writes Cardone. “I encourage you to go for more than a million. There is no shortage of money on this planet, only a shortage of people thinking big enough.” Source: Business…

My Meeting The Ever Fearless Nnamdi Kanu In Kuje And What The Experience Means To Me – Nigerian Journalist {Must Read}

  In this piece, Law Mefor, an Abuja-based forensic/ social psychologist, a journalist and author met with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Kuje Prison. Mefor said his visit to the detained IPOB leader made him sober on certain issues. Not long ago, I paid a solidarity and fact-finding visit to the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director, Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, at Kuje Medium Security Prison. I set out at down and got a cab to drive me to the place. Kuje Prison is tucked away in the corner of Kuje main town and you wouldn’t know such a place existed there until sights of the prison waders and soldiers barricading the road to the prison at intervals begin to give such top security hints. Huge melina trees lined the road and provided shades against the harsh February weather made worse by the returning harmattan. Its characteristic dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind blowing from the Sahara Desert into the Gulf of Guinea was so much of a nuisance that trendy morning. Startlingly, the soldiers and prison warders were all cordial and civil. Yet, it took up to thirty minutes to complete the formalities and protocols and for my form to be approved by the In-charge or his deputies and travel back before I was ushered into the final service area, where I was physically frisked and money and ATM card collected, to be handed back upon signing out and exiting. I was then given a visitor’s pass, which I hung around my neck. I walked into the open hall that served as reception and about three dozen seats were arranged around small plastic tables in threes and fours. I installed myself in one of the chairs as directed by one extremely pretty female prison warder. I wondered for a moment why she chose her profession as I patiently waited while word was sent to Nnamdi Kanu that he had visitors. I soon noticed I was not the only person who had arrived the same hour to see him. There were at least four others who I discerned from their discussions that they were relatives probably all the way from Abia, his state. I didn’t want to make their acquaintance for obvious reasons. It was the greetings of “His Excellency” that roused me. It was Nnamdi Kanu and two others charged along with him that were being hailed as they came out. We all stood up in obeisance. He wore flowery green Ankara up-and-down and brown sandals. We firmly shook hands as I introduced myself. He was oratorical, sonorous, deep, ponderous and impenetrable when he spoke. He already knew me by reputation for he confessed he had read quite a bit of my works. Probably before he was caged in there, I didn’t ask when. It was good for me as it made my mission a lot easier. I didn’t have to waste much time breaking barriers and winning his confidence even though it wasn’t a press visit so to speak. But a journalist is a journalist and he knew I was one. We had become fast friends and discussed as if we had known from childhood. He was a genial fellow who appeared he wouldn’t hurt a fly. If he was acting it, then, he made a great job of it. Pleasantries over, we settled down to business. I told him straightaway I was there to show solidarity and to understand why his struggle had taken a narrow view as to preclude political solutions. He regarded me as one who was far from reality and who needed a bit of education on the matter at hand. I was ready to be schooled. He asked me what I understood about the struggle and whether I thought it was justified and timely. It was a tricky question. I had to tell him the truth. I told him the struggle over Igbo marginalization was justified even though I would prefer inclusion of political option. At least, we have met each other halfway, even though it was how I truly felt. I wasn’t faking. He knew I am for a truly federal Nigeria, restructured within the context of one Nigeria. He dismissed that as hoping against hope as the fate of the Igbos in such utopic Nigeria can only grow from bad to worse. He easily proved to me that the Igbos are not even marginalized anymore; that they are now excluded from the mainstream of things – Igbos used to play a second fiddle, but now, no fiddles at all. I found myself agreeing and even supplying instances like the recent promotions to the management cadre at the Nigeria Custom Service, where no person from the entire south east was promoted to the cadre of Assistant Comptrollers General, whereas the other 5 zones got three to six slots. Yet, this is the usual pool from where the Comptroller of General of Customs would be selected in the future, thus cutting off decisively the south east from the succession in the Nigeria Customs. I told him this did not even happen under the military as it ran contrary to the service traditions and federal character enshrined in the constitution. I told him about some other recent instances – the recent promotions in the Nigeria Police, where out of the newly promoted 24 AIGs, not one came from south east. The issue of marginalization escalating to exclusion brought us to one of the issues both of us tried to wrap our hands around: the Igbo political elites and elected officials from south east. He asked what such Igbo leaders are really doing about these obvious cases of Igbo exclusion? He wondered why such persons who occupy slots and positions of leadership accruing to the south east would stay and watch, while the constitutional rights of the Igbos are unlawfully taken away despite the so-called constitutional guarantees. We agreed it stemmed from leadership recruitment process, which bypasses the people and diverts allegiance and accountability. Then, after a few other issues, some of which bordered of his case and could be subjuidice to be discussed here, we returned to the issue of political involvement. It meant so much to both of us and he dispassionately addressed it. I had told him pointedly that IPOB could fight for Igbo rights and self-determination much better from within the political space by contesting elections and occupying the seats in both south east government houses, legislative assemblies and the national assembly. I mused about what it would be like to have a Governor Nnamdi Kanu or Senator Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members occupying most elective positions accruing to the south east in the states, national assembly and government houses in the south east. I cited the facts that even terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah occupy elective seats in their nations’ parliaments. He thought pensively before handing me a damning verdict that put some finality to the issue. It is not possible in Nigeria, he said. Why? IPOB contemplated that in 2009 and had wanted to work with APGA. The Party’s leadership betrayed them. He mentioned the names of the leaders who messed up the pact for selfish reasons and ended up betraying not only IPOB but also even Ojukwu and the other Igbos who felt that APGA would be the salvific Igbo party. That’s a story for another. And now? He said it was not possible even now for two or three cardinal reasons. One, there is no democracy in Nigeria so following the political route to Igbo liberation would be suicidal for the struggle, since our brand of democracy is carefully contrived to remove the people from deciding the winners of elections. He agreed that IPOB would easily win but insisted that the powers that be will always declare who they pleased as winners. We reminisced on the experience of Emeka Ojukwu when he returned from exile and one nondescript Edwin Onwudiwe was declared as having defeated Ojukwu in a mere senatorial election and that was soon after Dr. Joseph Wayas (senate president as then was) said openly he would never seat in the same chamber with Ojukwu. Onwudiwe soon after went into oblivion. He asked me what had changed today and I said, ‘nothing’. He just shrugged as a way of making it clear that my prescription was a dead-end. It was a sobering experience for me. The two issues raised by Nnamdi Kanu as leading to his struggle are the Igbo political elites not rising in defence of the people they claim to represent. They have instead, used the Igbo slots to feather their nests and left the over 40 million Igbos n.aked, undefended and stranded. Nnamdi Kanu rued the absence of democracy in Nigeria as equally foreclosing my proposed political participation option. Was he not right for saying IPOB members will never be allowed to occupy the positions they won? These two apposite issues also remain essentially why the Igbos are fragmented, atomized and never speaking with one voice. These issues are the oxygen fueling the Biafra agitation. Though Nnamdi Kanu and I disagreed, yet, I have a feeling that our disagreement on restructured Nigeria which I hold, where the Igbos and other ethnic nationalities would have equal rights and belonged; and his insistence on independent Biafra are sides of the same coin. For social justice is a cure-all. The two stands are not irreconcilable if you ask me. If we have a country, let us make every citizen a citizen indeed. That was what I took away from that opportune…

See Photos From President Robert Mugabe’s 93rd Birthday Party Plus The Powerful Message He Has For Nigeria Concerning Their President {Must See}

Just wondering what the majority of the population of Zimbabwe must be thinking right now, maybe how could they have allowed this man even at 93 to still continue as their president! I fear he may appoint his wife or son as the next president. Africa still have a very long way to go! Meanwhile lets us celebrate with the President Mugabe @ 93 Years…

ANDY UBA: THE CHAMPION OF THE MASSES

Senator Dr. Andy Uba, the man who represents Anambra South in the Senate of the Federal Republic has left clear and positive prints on the sands of time and the paths which lead to his many accomplishments are uncomplicated and straightforward. Even though mischief makers labour to derogate from the distinguished senator’s impeccable references, what is not in doubt and had never been, is the fact of a great number of people, who have so m any good things to say about the man’s life of enduring philanthropy, which has made him the champion of the masses. As the senator who has declared to run for the Anambra gubernatorial race, an Aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), political opponents have resorted to mudslinging and distortion of facts, in a desperate bid to soil the reputation of a man who has, by his sincere commitment to the welfare of people, become the obvious choice of many people in this coming election. The desperate bids begin and end on the internet since IT is always an easy and simple task to write about Sen. Andy Uba. A great number of students who have been given opportunity to go to school because of Andy Uba’s scholarships cannot be told that Andy Uba’s scholarship is a ruse. What lies can be sold to the thousands of men and men who feed their families because of their thriving Keke businesses, which Andy Uba facilitated by giving them motorcycles and tricycles free. How do opponents of the senator intend to convince the widows not to vote for Sen. Uba, who before now, had given them grants to start up businesses, which have sustained them and their families? Numerous hospitals and orphanages cannot forget in a hurry, how much Sen. Uba’s financial and infrastructural assistance made them more capable and efficient in the discharge of their duties to humanity. It has been said that politics is a dirty game but I do know that there are some records that even politics cannot tarnish or diminish. Andy Uba’s record is one of such records. Countless number of persons who got discharged from various hospitals because Andy Uba heard of their plight and paid their hospitals bills will vote in this coming election and common sense suggests how all these people will vote. Nwafor Ukeji Writes from Abagana # iStandWithAndyUba …

Umahi applauded for signing Pension Bill into law by Comr. Nwaze

The Chairman of Junior Workers Association of Ebonyi State, Comrade Uguru Uchenna has applauded Governor Umahi for signing Pension Bill into Law which will enable Ebonyi workers to access their retirement benefits without stress. He stated this in a press briefing at the Government House, Abakaliki. Comrade Uguru maintained that the contributory pension law was for the interest of Ebonyi workers and pledged their total suppor t to the present administration. “That junior workers are fully in support of the efforts of the Governor and government of Ebonyi State to strengthen the pensions of workers of Ebonyi State as it is for the good of civil servants" He condemned the attitude of the labour leaders in the State who claimed that the pension scheme was not in favour of Ebonyi workers and encouraged workers to resist any attempt capable of destroying the developmental strides in the State. While comrade Uguru called on Ebonyi workers to embrace the new pension scheme to guarantee their future he said that the junior workers in the State have disassociated themselves from the activities of the labour leaders whom he said were only serving their personal interests. "That the Junior workers of Ebonyi State completely dissociate themselves from the desperation of some so-called labour leaders in the State parading their own personal agenda". He disclosed their willingness to key into - the agricultural policy of the State Government as soft loan has been provided to enable them increase their income. He commended Engr. Umahi for prompt payment of workers salaries as well as 13th month salary and provisions of three luxurious busses to ease their transportation problems. Comment Share …

UNBELIEVABLE: 4-Years After Nollywood Actor Clems Onyeka Died Through Stray Bullet & Was Buried, See The Shocking Things We Discovered About Him {Must See}

While going through our latest discovery about him… we pray his gentle soul continue to rest in peace…Amen… if you are really touched by his death, then pay your last respect to him by typing RIP in the comment box… Nollywood was dealt a blow in October 2014 as one of it finest actor, Clems Onyeka was gunned down by stray bullet. The death of the actor who was killed through a stray bullet in Asaba after running into an armed robbery scene thrown the Nigeria’s movie industry, friends, families and Nigerians alike into a great sober reflection and untold agony. Read and see photos below… Nigerians have however took to the 37-year-old deceased’s Facebook page to show how sad they were and how much they still cannot believe the death of the handsome actor. Many others who seem close to the actor took time to show how disappointed and sad they were at death for taking their loved one away without prior notice. Umechukwu Prosper said: The Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, graduate had a lot of projects at hand before death laid its cold hands on him. May his soul rest in perfect…

EBONYI 2019 GUBER RACE; there is no alternative to Umahi By Comr. Francis

The Ezzagu Youth Forum, a socio-cultural youth organization in Ezza North Local Government Area has risen from her general meeting with unanimous declaration that the incumbent Governor of the State Eng. David Umahi has no better alternative throughout the three Senatorial zones in the State. The position of the forum was contained in a five-paragraph communique issued by its President, Mr. Nweke John Ochonu, National S ecretary, Omah Ifeanyi, Public Relations Officer, Obaji Sunday and the Spiritual Adviser, Pastor Emma Enyiukpor. The forum hinged their reasons on the numerous developmental projects of the state government under the leadership of Governor Umahi, stressed that such projects encompass both human and infrastructure; such as the ongoing water reticulation project which shall go round all nocks and crannies of the state. The communique read in part; “the appointment of over 250 technical assistants in an effort geared towards human capacity development has been rated as the best throughout the federation. Increment in workers’ salary and lift o embargo on workers’ promotion and entitlements as well as reinstatement of retrenched workers at Ikwo College of Education besides the 13th month salary bonus to Ebonyi workers and Chrismas largess which has made him the most worker-froemd;u governor in Nigeria are track records on one can beat”. “on Agricultural sector; the Governor has given agricultural inputs to farmers which accounted for the massive production of rice in Ebonyi State. Testimony of these abounds on the fact that over 70% of the rice used for the christmas celebration all over the federation were produced in Ebonyi courtesy of Eng. David Umahi Nweze”, the EYF stressed. The President of the forum, Mr. Nweke John Ochuno specifically thanked the Governor for ‘the enhancement of the status of Ebonyi State Traditional Rulers via the increment of their upkeep allowance form N40, 000 to N100, 000 and additional gift of brand new SUV cars. All these makes him a visionary leader who is yet to have equals and in the State’. Concluding the forum expressed gratefulness to the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Deacon Johnson Nwachukwu for what they described as his life of transparency and accountability during the 2015 electioneering campaign. “As the Devine Mandate Campaign Director in Ishielu Local Government Area, there was no complain of any sort against his person throughout the whole exercise till date. They commended his spirit of accommodation; further describing him as non-discriminatory leader in his relationship with others. …

APC BoT Member, Ahmed – Nigerians Will Surely Hold Buhari Responsible For His Unfulfilled Campaign Promises

A member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Board of Trustees, BoT, Ismaila Ahmed, has urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government responsible for the party’s campaign promises. Speaking in Abuja during an interactive session with Nigerian youths organized by the Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria over the weekend, Ahmed said while the APC had tried in delivering on some of its mandate, there was no disputing the fact that some Nigerians were not satisfied with the party’s stride so far. According to Ahmed, ‘’As a government, we have to be open to criticisms. Some people are not happy, people have to express their frustration, people have to express their anger, we cannot and we should not have a problem with that. ‘’We campaigned all through because I headed the youth wing during the campaigns; I knew from day one that it was not going to be an easy task, even the President knew it won’t be an easy task. ‘’So the responsibility is not for us to start promising anymore because we are two years into the administration. ‘’This administration has to be convinced by its own performances and not its own promises anymore. “We have made promises during the campaigns, now we have to act on those promises and that is what the President will continue to do and our responsibility, as members of this party is to tell Mr President you can choose who you can work with, but we will make sure that we can hold you and those you appoint to account. ‘’We have so many things we have done right and we also have so many things we have done wrong, there is no doubt about that. But the things we have done right we will continue to strengthen them, those we have done wrong, please tell…

HEARTBREAKING! See How A Mad Man Set His Family House Ablaze, Killing 5 People And 8-Month-Old Baby {Must Read}

IBADAN—FIVE people, including an eight-month-old baby and two other children aged three and six, were among those burnt to ashes when a suspected lunatic set his family house ablaze in Kisi, Oke Ogun area of Oyo State. The suspect, Monday Daniel, who is now in police custody, was said to have committed the crime in the early hours of yesterday, when his family members were all asleep. While confirming the incident, the state Public Relations Officer, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, gave the names of the dead victims as Blessing Samuel Ode, 3; Friday Samuel Ode, 8 months; Mummy Ogbada, 10; Daddy Ogbada, 6, and Ogunma Ogbada, 46. According to Ajisebutu, the suspect, when interrogated, said he did not know what came over him. Ajisebutu said: “Tragedy struck about 2:35a.m. yesterday, when a suspected lunatic, identified as Monday Daniel, set the house of his family at Budo Alaka village, Kisi in Oriire Local Government Area of the state, on fire while the family members were asleep. “Five persons were burnt to ashes, while two survivors—Samuel Daniel Ode, aged 24 and Mariam Samuel Ode, 21— are currently receiving treatment at Muslim Hospital, Kisi.” According to an eyewitness, the suspect had, the previous day, approached a member of the family for some money to travel to an undisclosed destination, but the request was turned down. Angered by this, the police said the suspect allegedly came back in the early hours of yesterday and set the thatched-roof house on fire. The suspect was said to have escaped the scene afterwards, but was later arrested by police. According to the eyewitness, “on interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, but claimed he did not know what came over him. The case will soon be transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Iyaganku, for further…

TONTO DIKEH REVEALS WHY – WOMEN ARE THE MOST WONDERFUL CREATURE ON EARTH {MUST READ

But am yet to understand why some men are busy finding faults upon faults on them!!! let’s look at them this way and tell me if am lying. . (1) Women are the only creature that can change their original surname just for the sake of love. (2) They are easiest creature to convince. (3)They are the only creature that loves from the bottom of their hearts. (4) They are the creature that can prefer to go to bed with an empty stomach, just to make sure that their children feeds well. (5) They are the only creature on Earth that cries very easily, just to expose their inward disposition. (6) They are always awake even at the dead of the night just to make sure that their children are protected. (7) They can even sell out their cloths just to buy food for their children, and also see them smiling. (8) They are always ready to sacrifice their lives just to save the lives of their children. (9) They are always in the kitchen inhaling the smoke without complaining, just to prepare something for their children and husband to eat. (10) They are the only creature that can abandon their biological family and start up a new home with a stranger. (11) Even when they are battling with the pains of pregnancy, yet, they are busy looking after their husbands and children. e.t.c . If you love your mother and you appreciate what she did and is still doing for you just take one minute of your time to type “I LOVE MY…

BREAKING: Army Lieutenant Diya Kidnapped In Lagos This Evening And This Happened Next {Must Read}

Dare-devil kidnappers have reportedly abducted a lieutenant in the Nigerian Army in Abule Ado area of FESTAC town, Lagos state in the evening of Monday, February 20. The lieutenant simply identified as Diya was said to have led a team of soldiers to patrol the FESTAC area when heavily armed men attacked them. The abduction of Diya was said to have caused serious tension in FESTAC town as military officers and members of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC) commenced a search-and-rescue effort. The Nigerian Tribune reports that angry soldiers engaged in shooting at 7th Avenue in FESTAC town. The shooting was on at the time of this report as a resident was quoted as saying: “The operation is ongoing now at Abule Ado and FESTAC town simultaneously. “The army officer was actually abducted on Saturday and what happened today is that the soldiers reinforced and invaded the base of the militants. “For more than two hours, there have been heavy shootings from the soldiers. It started from the 6th Avenue and it is now spreading to the 7th Avenue.” The report said the public relations officer of the Lagos state police command, Dolapo Badmus, could not be reached for official reaction as calls to her phone were not…

CBN To Disburse More Funds To Banks

  The Central Bank of Nigeria says it would provide direct immediate additional funding to banks in order to meet the personal, business, medical as well educational demands of Nigerians. According to a statement released on Monday by the regulator, it expects such transactions to be settled at a rate not exceeding 20 per cent above the interbank market rate. The CBN says the exercise is part of efforts to ease the difficulties faced by Nigerians while trying to access Forex for transactions. The Central Bank, however warns that it would sanction any bank or staff involved in unscrupulous and fraudulent transactions on the FX market. …

Naira Drops As CBN Announces New FX Policy

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday announced its first policy actions in the Foreign Exchange (FX) market. The announcement by the financial regulator comes less than a week after the National Economic Council asked the CBN to revisit its policies on the FX market, as the value of the local currency unit (Naira) dips almost on a daily basis.The apex bank also announced direct additional funding of foreign exchange to banks for onward sales to Nigerians for their personal, basic travel, medical needs and school fees. The bank stated in statement that the new directive takes immediate effect. The apex bank, however, stipulated that such retail transactions should be settled as a rate not exceeding 20% above the interbank market rate, which finished on Monday at 305 Naira, 25 Kobo to the U.S. dollar. In addition to this, the central bank also announced a significant reduction in the tenor of its forward FX sales from the current maximum cycle of 180 days, to not more than 60 days from the date of transaction. This move, the financial regulator said would further increase the availability of foreign exchange to all end users. As the bank seeks to increase efficiency of the FX market that has come under intense local and international criticisms, the apex bank said immediate steps were being taken to clear all unfilled orders at the interbank market, remove imposition of allocation/utilisation rules on commercial banks, as well as implement an effective programme to support the interbank market. The operator of the interbank FX market, the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, was therefore advised to activate its FX order-book systems as soon as possible. The agency was also asked to fast-track the on-boarding of foreign exchange clients on the FX relationship systems, in order to ensure total transparency of the foreign exchange market. …

TALK ABOUT CORRUPTION, THE HEIGHT OF IT IS HERE IN NIGERIA

Buhari's government has no record of its crude oil, other natural resources and agricultural export activities since June 2015 THE Senate was Monday told that Nigeria has since June 2015, been exporting its oil and non-oil products without documentation. This was just as it heard that the development has made the country lost over N23.6 billion expected to be repatriated proceeds of the export within the period. Also, on its own, the Senate alleged discovery of over $850 billion supposedly earned by the country between 1996 and 2014 from its crude oil export proceeds which it alleged was yet to be repatriated to the country by the Joint Venture Oil Companies, a development it noted, was in total contravention of Nigeria’s Pre-shipment Inspection of Export Act and Article 26 of Export Policy Guidelines and procedures for crude oil, Gas and non-oil goods. The various revelations were made, Monday, during an investigative public hearing organized by a Joint Committee of the Senate Committees on Finance, Trade and Investment, Gas, Petroleum Upstream, Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and Customs, Excise and Tariff on the “Need to Investigate Pre Shipment Inspection of Export Activities in Nigeria. …

Fire Wreaks Havoc At Ebute Metta Sawmill

  Goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a fire incident that gutted the popular Adekunle Sawmill in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State. Residents said the inferno started from a surge, after the restoration of power by the electricity distribution company covering the area.Although no life was lost in the incident, the traders called for a permanent solution to the recurring cases of fire outbreak in the market over the last couple of years. The inferno comes less than 24 hours after the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it has attended to about 50 cases of disasters between Friday and Sunday. The agency has appealed to Nigerians to be safety conscious and guide against unsafe practices as the new phase of dry season sets in. NEMA also advised parents and schools to educate children and the elderly about basic safe actions. …

BREAKING!! Robert Mugabe Tells Buhari – You Can’t Cheat Nature, What He Said Will Happen If Buhari Refuse To Resign Now, Will Shock You {Must Read}

Robert Mugabe reacting to President Buhari’s latest refusal to return home until his Doctors satisfy him okay, says no man Can Cheat Nature, what affects Nigeria affects the entire Africa, president. Read his reaction below… Buhari’s Body Is Too Old & Weak For a country as big as Nigeria is better in his own interest, the interest of the nation and his family to resign now before they force him out of Office or even declare him incapacitated. His words “honestly no man can cheat nature not even myself, at the moment Buhari’s body became too old and too weak to head a country as big as Nigeria, is better in his own interest, the interest of the nation, Africa and even his family to resign now before they force him out of office or even declare him incapacitated”. Speaking to locals; he said your government allocated huge sums of money for medical facilities in Aso Rock why always patronize UK hospitals when your medical needs arise, is no longer funny. Am only adding my voice because whatever affect Nigeria, affects the rest of us as Africans, I was there at his inauguration in 2015 if this matter is none of my business i wouldn’t have honored that invitation. …

LADIES : BITTER TRUTH YOU MUST SWALLOW

Sex doesn't keep a man, if you like, turn 360% on bed, he will still dump you. Bleach until you become white, if he doesn't notice the qualities of a wife in you, he will leave you. A man who win your love with cash may not stay forever. Real men don't settle down with fake women who love money. 3. The beauty of a woman can take her to a Palace but her character will determine how long she stays in the palace. Beauty attracts men but character keep them. 4. Material things definitely has its merits but it cannot alone provide the riches of a truly meaningful life. 5. Being sexy without a character will not get you a husband, you will only get a boyfriend. 6. Sex can bring pleasure but it can never bring love, sex is a product of love, love is not a product of sex. 7. Sex can make a man stay with you overnight but love will make him stay for a lifetime. 8. There are some things that money just can't buy like manners, moral and integrity. 9. How you dress will definitely determine how men will address you. …

Obama returns to South Side Chicago, when will you return home? By Enyinnaya Appolos

Former American President, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are back to their home town, South Side Chicago where they will build the Centre for Obama Foundation. After eight years of serving America, its now time to serve and help in developing his area of Chicago. What? Develop South Side Chicago? Is South Side Chicago not developed? Whatever be the case, the bottomline is that the Obamas' deliberate choice of South Side Chicago as the headquarters of the Obama Foundation buttresses the sayings that "there is no place like home" and "charity begins at home". As far as they're concerned, it is time to be among their people and help in attracting anything their current and former status can attract to their people. I am reminded of a discussion I had with my former boss, Late Ambassador Raph Uwechue, at his "African House" residence in Okwashi-Ukwu in Delta State sometime in 2011. The then former Ambassador and President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo who I served as media consultant said to me, "Enyi, I don't know what we can do to encourage our people and leaders to return home after national service to be with our people. It is my wish to see Igbo leaders return to live among our people and open their businesses among our people after their national service. Part of our problem here is that our leaders refuse to come home even at old age. They prefer to live in Lagos and Abuja even when they're not needed there and we end up receiving them in beautiful caskets when they die. I built this African House here at Okwashi-Ukwu 30 years ago because I knew that after all said and done, I will return to my people to live with and among them." Abia State is blessed with men and women of timber and caliber, but we do not "feel" them, neither do our communities feel them. Our big names live in Lagos and Abuja and many of them do not have even private homes at either Aba or Umuahia. Yes, some of them have buildings in their villages, where they spend few days every year, usually during Yuletide period and zoom off with their heavily armed convoys after Yuletide season. Imagine what Aba or Umuahia will look like if we have our big names living among us or owning businesses at home. Frankly, at times like this, i wish I am not the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as I would have been at liberty to write as I wish. I would have name names, but unfortunately my hands are tied. I can't do that now before they say "the Governor said" when he never said anything. For emphasis, this is my opinion as Enyinnaya Appolos, the common man from Isiko. Please take note. Back to the issue. As I was saying, imagine that we have our big names, former this and former that, living with us after serving at the federal and state levels. All their big name friends and partners will come to visit them in Abia and contribute to the state's economy one way or another. If the big men brothers of my friend, John Okiyi Kalu, had built their homes at Umuahia, at least there would have been a GRA in Umuahia today that is not the product of colonial action. Same goes to Aba. Even when our big men ask for and get land allocations from the state Government they merely wait for the allocating government to expire then sell the land and go to Abuja or Lagos to spend their profit from what is at best ugly land speculation in their home state. Not long ago an elder statesman from Abia celebrated his 70th birthday at Abuja and invited the "who is who" from the state and beyond, to the event. As if reading my mind, one of the celebrant's political sons who incidentally is from a neighboring Igbo state publicly confronted him and told him that his contemporaries from the south west and north will never celebrate this milestone at Abuja, and would have retired home at this time to live with their people. He pleaded with his mentor not to celebrate his 71st birthday at Abuja but rather to retire to his village before then. Unfortunately the elder statesman didn't make it to his 71st Birthday as he died few days before the date and his body was repatriated to Abia and buried in his palatial village home that he obviously didn't enjoy post retirement. I wish other living Abia elders will learn and retire home once they finish national service. This is one reason I will always appreciate my elder brother, Eziuche Ubani, no matter his real or perceived shortcomings. When he was ready to build a radio station he thought of Aba first. Now you can imagine what Aba would have been today without Magic 102.9fm. As an erudite journalist who have seen it all, as far as media practice is concerned, having a Magic FM at Abuja or lagos would been more economically lucrative to Hon. Ubani, but he chose to forfeit the 'huge' financial gains he would have made at Abuja or Lagos, and brought magic FM to Aba. Today, because magic Fm is at Aba, we now have "Aba half marathon" which attract athletes from across Africa, and common folks have an outlet to express their views. Even Abians living abroad can get information on what is happening at home because Magic FM is available online from all parts of the globe. Also because of Magic FM at aba, we now have one Idoma man called Bonny Onogwu, aka Big Bonny, with us in Aba. We have Abi-Serah, Pastor Metu, Iyke D-Gee an many others who otherwise wouldn't have had anything to do with Aba and they all pay income tax to Abia State Government. Also, Mr. Raymond Nkemdirim, another Abian who retired recently from active service to Nigeria, has also opened a radio station-Flo FM in umuahia...good one I must confess. What am I saying here? John Okiyi Kalu, tell your fellow big men and your brothers to always return home after national service to live and invest at home. JOK, tell your "money bag" brothers and sisters to come home and invest. I once heard you discussing a man you called Noko whom you praised lavishly for building a hotel at Abiriba and opened filling stations at Aba and Abiriba. (Meanwhile reserves rooms at the Hotel for my Igbiji Aku Mba ceremony coming soon in Abiriba). Abia needs more men like him and as far as I am concerned people like him should be the type we celebrate daily. According to Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser; “The South Side is the President and Mrs. Obama’s home so he intends to not only build the Center there, but also bring opportunities to the area. The President (Obama) was very eager to hear suggestions from the community members and encouraged them to continue the dialogue with his team after he left." If you come from Abia think...just think. Appolos writes from…

Salamatu Tanko Al-Makaura Sues For Peace In Nasarawa State

  Wife of the Nasarawa state Governor, Salamatu Tanko Al-mkaura, has sued for peaceful coexistence among residents, for development to thrive, stressing that nothing tangible can be achieved in an atmosphere of chaos. She made the remarks during the vocational training graduation ceremony of her Non-Governmental Organisation, Mother and Child Care Enhancement Agency (MCCEF).In her address of welcome, she appealed to the people of the state to eschew violence and learn to resolve their differences with dialogue. “All these achievement would not have been possible in a chaotic environment. “Whenever and wherever there is peace, there is development, progress and wealth. “No society thrives without peace, no development will ever be achieved in a society without peace – we should always embrace dialogue as a way to resolve conflict instead of taking arms against our neighbors. “Let us be at peace with ourselves, let there be peace in our hearts and in our homes. “Just like President Muhammadu Buhari said, change begins with me, you will agree that peace also begins with me”, she said. While congratulating the graduands, the MCCEF founder called on them to utilise the skills they have learnt appropriately. “The skills that you have acquired at MCCEF is your tool for survival, it is your torchlight to the world, your umbrella in the sun and under the rains. “If you utilise your handwork, you will not only care for your immediate family, you will also employ others”, she said. 300 women and youths were graduated after having learnt various skills such as knitting, sewing, hairdressing, tye and dye, beads making, computer science and some to become traditional birth attendants. The graduands were also awarded with professional certificates and various equipment, depending on the skill they learnt, to enable them start their own business. The 6th edition of the event, brought together dignitaries such as the wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, wives of governors of Kano, Gombe, Benue and Plateau states among others. …

Security Intercept Baby Factory Syndicate In Plateau

Major General Rogers Nicholas Security operatives of the special task force, Operation Safe Haven, maintaining peace and security in Plateau and part of Bauchi state, have intercepted a baby factory syndicate. Commander of the task force, Major General Rogers Nicholas, said the group which specialises in producing babies for onward sales to other states of the federation was intercepted after intelligence report by the troop. According to him, the group comprised of eight men and three women operating in Jos, north central region of Nigeria. Giving details of their operation, one of the suspects said the group has a network spread across the country and they usually entice unsuspecting young ladies with mouth-watering offers and in other cases drug them with substances that lead to forced labour. As investigations continue into the activities of the syndicate, it is important for security outfits to extend its network across the states especially places where the babies are being sold, so as to apprehend those involved in the heinous crime. …

Seven Suicide Bombers Killed In Foiled Attacks

  Seven suicide bombers have been reported dead, following foiled attacks by the Police in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, in Nigeria’s northeast. The Borno State Police Command stated that the suicide bombers came in through the Mafa- Dikwa road, along Muna community, at about 11:00 pm on Thursday. They were said to have arrived in a Volkswagen Golf, carrying eight of them, most of whom were female teenagers. A statement, signed by the Head Media and Public Relations Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Sani Datti, revealed that the resulting explosion razed over 14 loaded trucks, although no casualty was recorded. NEMA officials in clearance operations The driver was said to have attempted to overrun the security post where the security personnel were stationed. Seven members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), sustained minor injuries and were taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). Meanwhile, the seven corpses of the suicide bombers have been evacuated to the State Specialist Hospital by NEMA and the Borno SEMA team. The Muna Garage axis has been notorious as the route for suicide bombers in recent times. …

Buhari On Fire, Undergoes Pen-is Surgery

Nine-month-old Buhari Muhammad, whose genital was cut off by his step-mother, has undergone first corrective surgery at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Bida, Niger. Mrs Mariam Kolo, the Director-General of the state Child Rights Protection Agency, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Minna on Friday. Kolo told journalists that the surgery was part of the series of operations that the boy would undergo. “He was operated upon by four neurologists and he is responding to treatment. “Several other tests will still be conducted to prepare him for the next operation,’’ Kolo said. Newsmen recall that Muhammad’s genital was cut off by his 17-year-old step mother, Bara’atu Muhammad, when he was barely a month old. The incident occurred in Dafe community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger in June 2016. The step-mother had confessed that she took the action because she was jealous and that she also wanted to get back at the victim’s mother, whom, she claimed was always insulting her. Muhammad was subsequently remanded in Minna prison. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, told journalists that the suspect was still in Minna Prison, pending the conclusion of investigations. “Under the Police Criminal Law, the suspect is an adult, she is above seven years; therefore, she can be convicted and hanged for the offence,” Elkana said. …

Fayose: Ali Modu Sheriff Can’t Lead PDP

  Senator Ali Modu Sheriff may have won at the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt as  the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Ayodele Fayose, has revealed that the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee would appeal the judgement. Governor Fayose described the reinstatement of Senator Sheriff as the chairman of the party by the court as a rape of democracy. Truth Will Prevail “The outcome of the Port Harcourt Court of Appeal judgement that reinstated Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman against the will of the people is nothing but a rape on our democracy. “If the people truly symbolise what a party is, then the machination of our detractors and anti-democratic forces will not prevail at last. “Let me commend the minority judgement of the Appeal Court and I believe the truth will prevail; it is a matter of time. “Let’s thank God we have another level to seek justice, which is the Supreme Court which I believe will not be delayed or denied because when it is delayed, it is denial,” he said. The governor added that the issue was a party matter which must be addressed as soon as possible. He said they would appeal the judgement, stating his confidence in the ability of the judiciary to do justice. “However, we plead with our members, sympathisers, leaders and supporters to calm down,” Fayose said. The Appeal Court which reinstated the new PDP Chairman had ruled that the caretaker committee was illegal and cannot act on behalf of the party. The lead judge, Justice Sanga, stated that due process was not followed in the decision by the PDP convention to dissolve the Sheriff faction, hence should be disregarded. …

Appeal Court Declares Sheriff As PDP National Chairman

  A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has on Friday, ruled that the caretaker committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi is illegal and cannot act on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The judgement, read by two of the three judges on the appeal panel, set aside the judgement by the High court in favour of Ali Modu Sheriff. The lead Judge, B. A. Sanga, in his judgement said that due process was not followed in the decision by the PDP convention to dissolve the Ali- modu sherrif’s led chairmanship and hence should be disregarded. Meanwhile a dissenting judgement was given by a third judge, Theresa Orji-Abadua, who upheld the decision of the trial court in favour of the Ahmed Markarfi leadership of the party The Ali-Modu Sheriff faction, was dissolved by some leaders of the party at a national convention held in Port Harcourt in 2016. It was the outcome of the convention that led to the intense legal battle. The party has been thrown into series of court cases in several courts in the country raising concerns over the possibility of two factions. Friday’s judgement may however, be putting a temporary rest to the crisis rocking the party until a redress is sought in the highest court. Agents Of Darkness This is coming barely 48 hours after Ali Modu Sheriff took his farmiliarisation tour to Delta state, where he held a town hall meeting with party members in Agbor. The meeting formed a part of his tour to all the states in the south-south and southeast, with the aim of fostering unity in the party. In 2016, the PDP had described the faction of the party as “agents of darkness“, insisting that the former Governor of Borno State, is not the Chairman of the party. The PDP stated that the ‘group’, which it described as non-PDP members, had in A statement tried to sustain it’s illegal claim to the leadership of the Party, but insisted that it would not leave them to continue to deceive Nigerians. It further urged its loyal members to keep the faith as the Appellate Courts would do justice to the various appeals pending before it, at the appropriate time “to put an end to the antics of these enemies of progress masquerading as members of our Party”. …

Kaduna Airport: Minister Assures Of 24-Hour Surveillance

The Chairman Ministerial Security Sub-committee on the movement of Abuja International Airport Operations to Kaduna, Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG (Operations), Alkali Usman, has assured that 24-hour security surveillance will be mounted around the Kaduna airport and environs for protection of lives and property of passengers. This is ahead of the closure of the Abuja International Airport for repair of its runway, starting from March 8, 2017. The assignment of the committee on the airport diversion project, is to ensure that security is beefed up at the Kaduna airport, the state capital and the Abuja-Kaduna highway before and during the flight diversion. AIG Usman, who declared the Kaduna airport safe to receive both local and international flights, says the ongoing rehabilitation at the airport is about 95% completed and all aspects of preparation in terms of security has been concluded. Meanwhile, the manager of the Kaduna Airport Mrs Amina Salami, says so far the airport is almost 95 per cent completed. She explained that part of the new terminal building is not ready but the Hajj terminal building will serve as an alternative. …

FG Still Subsiding Fuel By Innocent Onyeagolum

FG Still Subsiding Fuel. Petrol subsidy is back. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has been offsetting for months the difference between the landing costs of petrol and the pump price. In series of interviews with knowledgeable players in the sector, NAN can report authoritatively that the landing costs per litre of petrol is higher than the price Nigerians pay at the pump. According to a source, who is a staff of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, government being a listening one has been quietly bearing the differential. “The landing costs hovers around N160 to N165. The marketers buy from us and so the government bears it because it feels it will be unfair to make the consumer pay the difference. “With the current recession, the government will not want to burden the people with a price hike,’’ the source said. Both the NNPC and the government are also concerned by the recent smuggling of petrol across the porous Nigerian borders to Chad and Niger, where a litre of petrol goes for over N400, compared to Nigeria’s N145. A staff of the Petroleum Products Pricing Agency (PPPRA), who also preferred anonymity, said the marketers had no moral right to divert fuel meant for the people. “For now Forex is a big issue,’’ the source said adding that “but the NNPC sells virtually everything it imports to them. So no marketer has any right to divert fuel.” “If indeed the product is being sold for N400 in Niger Republic like you said, the Nigerian marketer has no right to look there. “This is because NNPC is paying the difference just because it wants every Nigerian to have easy access to the white products. “The fluctuating foreign exchange has not helped matters, but even the marketers cannot complain because government bears the brunt of the whole thing’’, the source reiterated. However, a source at the NNPC fears that government may find itself overburdened by the subsidy as the economy is still caught in a web of recession. “Soon the government may not be able to pay the price difference again because it runs into billions of naira”, said the source. “Recall that at a workshop last year, an engineer with the corporation had said partial deregulation was unreasonable, he was right. “The solution is full deregulation. Let the consumer feel it once and for all. This politics of walking around the problem won’t help at all’’. On May 11, 2016 the Federal Government, through the PPPRA, had announced a new petrol regime of N135-N145 from its previous price of N97, which was heavily subsidised. This increase led to various economic emergencies that affected all sectors and since Nigeria operates an oil-dependent economy, the impact was felt on external reserves, exchange rate, gross domestic product and inflation rate. The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, had at the time said he would prefer to use the word liberalization rather than deregulation. Kachikwu ‎said the major plan of the Federal Government was to stop importation of petroleum products in the long term. The global oil benchmark, Brent crude, which was trading around $41 per barrel when the petrol price was increased, is now $55.64 per…

SHOCKER!! UNDERGRADUATE DIES DURING VALENTINE’S DAY ROUGH S*X IN US

Chico Fierro, 26, has been jailed for 25 years after admitting killing Karyna Rodriguez, who suffered severe internal injuries during s*x A student murdered his girlfriend during “rough s*x” on Valentine’s Day before taking photos of her bleeding body lying on a matress. The personal trainer told police in El Paso, Texas, that he and his girlfriend had spent the night drinking before having “rough s*x” and falling asleep. Fierro’s ex-girlfriends told cops he liked to vigorously insert objects into his partners during s x, describing some of the same s x acts he is said to have engaged with with Rodriguez before she died. An autopsy found Rodriguez bled to death from severe internal injuries said to have taking place during s*x. El Paso County medical examiner Dr. Juan Contín told 384th District Court that Rodriguez was probably still alive when she was fatally injured but was likely to have been unconscious based on the volume of blood loss. Murderer’s girlfriend jailed after seducing police station colleague with s*xual favours to identify protected witness Murder detectives found photos of Fierro’s phone showing Rodriguez, a student at New Mexico State University, lying unconscious on a mattress with blood surrounding her body, the El Paso Times reported . His lawyer Thomas D. Carter IV claimed Fierro and Rodriguez were “in love” and had engaged in consensual rough s*x after going out drinking to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Fierro, a kinesiology student at the University of Texas at El Paso who also worked as a personal trainer, admitted murder last week. A charge of aggravated assault with a weapon was dismissed. He was jailed by Judge Patrick M.…

Awww! Kenyan Girl Hugged 877 People In Nairobi, Her Reason Will Make You Believe In Love & Humanity {Photos}

A Kenyan girl spent her valentine’s day sharing love from Roysambu to the deep alleyways of Nairobi town Njeri Muthaka dressed casually for the occasion with a poster that hung on her neck saying that she was offering free hugs- And hug people she did by the end of the day, the number of hugs was a few tens from a thousand! A Kenyan girl, on Valentine’s day, chose to spread the love a hug at time – she had, by the end of the day, hugged 877 Kenyans! She started the hugs from Lumumba drive, Roysambu, where she lives. Then she proceeded to town where the majority of hugs were dished out. She hugged among others, boda boda guys, pedestrians along Uhuru highway and construction workers. She was also dishing out flowers and chocolate to complete strangers, a poster on her chest boldly reading, ‘free hugs, love are free’. While she was busy on the streets in the company of her friends, most Kenyans were dressing in glaring scarlet outfits, celebrating a love that they know so little…

If APGA Is Truly An Igbo Party, Why Is Its Strength lies only In Anambra State? By Vincent Ujumadu.

“If APGA is truly an Igbo party, why is it that up till now, it is only in Anambra State that it has formed government? “If APGA is truly an Igbo party, why is only in Anambra? ”By Vincent Ujumadu. The member representing Anambra East and West in the House of Representatives, Dr. Tony Nwoye has accused the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state of using the name of the Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to deceive the people that the party belonged to th e Igbo. Speaking with reporters at Nsugbe in Anambra East local government area, after registering as a member of All Progressive Congress (APC) in his ward, Nwoye, who was elected into the national assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said such trick would no longer work during this year’s governorship election, which he had declared intention to contest. He said: “They (APGA people) have been whooping up the propaganda that APC is not for Igbo people, but when we get to the field, we will tell our people that it is about the individual. Let them stop using APGA. They have used APGA enough to rob Igbo people. “If APGA is truly an Igbo party, why is it that up till now, it is only in Anambra State that it has formed government? Why is it that in the national assembly, only two are APGA and out of 109 senators, none is APGA? Why is it that since the time of Ojukwu, who is the symbol of APGA, they could not win one single state outside Anambra? They have been using it to hold our people down; to siphon our money and we must stop it.” He said that his joining the APC was already bringing dividends of democracy from the federal government to the state, adding that keeping the state in APGA would continue to set the state backwards. He said further: “We are going to add more money on the N14b already budgeted for the 2nd Niger Bridge. I personally ensured that the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, especially the Umunya axis, was captured on the 2017 budget. “I am happy that about N8b will be appropriated for Anambra section of the expressway this year. This is a road that had claimed many lives. This is a road that different administrations in the past had campaigned with and failed to do anything. “The same applies to Anam – Kogi road, which is in my constituency. If completed, it will positively impact on the lives of Anambra West people and I thank God that through the efforts of the chairman of works committee, which I am a member, N1billion has been earmarked for its construction, after it was abandoned for over five years. These things would not have been possible if we are not in APC.” According to him, APC would bring the desired change in Anambra State to end what he described as the impunity going on in the state, whereby the state government was allegedly siphoning the funds meant for the local governments. Am for the Organisation that is a social consciousness good governance advocacy platform.   …

Buhari Muhammad Undergoes Joystick Surgery Today

Nine-month-old Buhari Muhammad, whose genital was cut off by his step-mother, has undergone first corrective surgery at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Bida, Niger. Mrs Mariam Kolo, the Director-General of the state Child Rights Protection Agency, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Minna on Friday. Kolo told journalists that the surgery was part of the series of operations that the boy would undergo. “He was operated upon by four neurologists and he is responding to treatment. “Several other tests will still be conducted to prepare him for the next operation,’’ Kolo said. Newsmen recall that Muhammad’s genital was cut off by his 17-year-old step mother, Bara’atu Muhammad, when he was barely a month old. The incident occurred in Dafe community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger in June 2016. The step-mother had confessed that she took the action because she was jealous and that she also wanted to get back at the victim’s mother, whom, she claimed was always insulting her. Muhammad was subsequently remanded in Minna prison. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, told journalists that the suspect was still in Minna Prison, pending the conclusion of investigations. “Under the Police Criminal Law, the suspect is an adult, she is above seven years; therefore, she can be convicted and hanged for the offence,” Elkana…

Tonto Dikeh’s Estranged Husband; Churchill Cries out – Am Not G@y, I Don’t Know Bobrisky & Co, What He Said About Tonto Will Blow Your Mind {Must Read}

Tonto Dikeh’s husband, Dr. Olakunle Churchill has opened up on his marriage crisis. Churchill debunked claims he has a female PA and having a ‘mutual’ relationship with popular inter-s*xual cross-dressing, bleaching advocate, born Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky. A few hours ago, news made the rounds on the social media that the actress’ husband was in a relationship with Bobrisky. Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, bared the claims in a post which he later deleted, alleging that Churchill ‘has relationship with Bobrisky and Swanky Jerry – Jeremiah Ogbodo, Tonto’s fashion stylist ‘rumoured to be g*y.’ But in a chat with Encomium, the father of one said, “Truly, I did not see it posted because I’m not a social media person, but got wind of it later. “It sincerely beats my imagination to think of such relationship. “Well, I don’t know Bobrisky but got to know Swanky Jerry through my wife. “I believe whoever my wife likes as a friend, I also take as a family friend. “Am too busy to think of such unpleasant issues, let alone cooking up defense.” Speaking further, he said he hasn’t been able to reach his son who he misses so much because Tonto Dikeh won’t pick his calls. He said, “Every family has its ups and downs but I would not want to talk about my family.” He addressed claims that he left home and is allegedly having an affair with his PA. He said, “Well, it’s funny to me, because I don’t have female personal Assistant, My PA is Mr. Paul, who has been working with me over the years. Besides, it was a sponsored blackmail.” On whether his wife caused uproar in his mother’s home and reportedly pushed her down and broke everything in her house within 2 hours due to her ‘marijuana reactions’, Churchill said, “These issues are private to me and my family. “Rumours going around she moved out due to domestic violence from me, I wonder where they got such gist from. “I don’t believe my wife will say that, besides I frown against such even my foundation preach against domestic violence in some of our charity awareness campaigns. “It is obvious that all these channeled attacks are targeted to drag my image and what I believe in to the mud. “Well, the truth is that I have never raised my hands against my wife. “I have evidence of CCTV Cameras in my mum’s house when this happened. It can be replayed if you want us to go that far.” Asked how he perceived all these happening in his family, he noted, “I see nothing in it, it’s a phase of life; since it does not affect my cheques and savings. “But I truly want to call on bloggers or social media addicts to verify facts before assuming. “Every marriage has good and bad moments; it’s just unfortunate that I recently discovered that the alleged marriage instability is making headlines on some media platforms. “Please Tonto Dikeh fans and well-wishers take it easy on her, guess she is still adjusting to motherhood. With time, it will be well.” The couple’s son, King Andre will be one year old tomorrow. Churchill, responding to that said, “Oh! My son, I sure miss him so much. I have planned a worthwhile birthday party for him with friends and family members but it’s sad to say that all effort to reach him proved abortive, and this is affecting my business and emotions. “The mum won’t pick calls and the nanny. “Our son has been with the mother and not at home for now. “I truly, should not be granting this interview if this is all about my family. “I am very optimistic that the family will unite together for King Andrea birthday even though channels to reach my wife are temporarily off,” he added. Recall that the 17-month-old marriage of Tonto to the philanthropist was rumoured to be heading for the rocks after news spread on the social media that there was allegedly another woman in the picture. The said female PA, Rosaline Meurer, accused of having s*x with Tonto’s husband had responded to the allegations, In the midst of the ‘rumour’, the light-skinned actress had confirmed her marriage crash while responding to questions from her fans on…

So Bbnaija Housemate Gifty Was A Local Hairdresser Prior To This Show? See How Her Past Was Exposed!

BBNaija housemate Gifty’s past has been revealed The actress is said to be a hairdresser by a Facebook user who shares photo of her plaiting a lady’s hair Gifty gets people’s wrath when she claims she does not know Falz and the last one that get people angry is Banky W who she calls fake and proud Nigerians are not taking it easy with Big Brother Naija housemate Gifty since she claimed she does not know Banky W when the singer went to pay the housemates a visit to motivate them. Gifty, who is said to be an actress, referred to the singer as fake and proud. A Facebook user has shared a throwback photo of Gifty plaiting a lady’s hair. She revealed that the Anambra state beautiful housemate was a hairdresser in the suburb of Obosi in Anambra state. Gifty had earlier claimed she doesn’t know Falz, Mr Nigeria and now Banky W. Meanwhile Jenifa star actress Funke Akindele has picked on Gifty for what she said about Banky W. The actress called Gifty a fake babe, liar and attention seeker. She added that Gifty is pretty but she is better as a mannequin. Female rapper Sasha also did not take it lightly with the housemate for her utterances about Banky W. 21.2k views 639 comments Eyahhh! #BBNaija Housemate feels Banky W is proud,Says she doesn't know him after he Paid them a Surprised. …

Despite our efforts, nothing to show that S’East is part of Nigeria – Okorocha

The Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha has lamented that the South-East has nothing to show that it is part of the Nigerian project despite the efforts the region has made towards the growth of Nigeria and especially to the emergence of the Buhari-led administration. Okorocha made the comment when the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo visited the state yesterday on strategic consultations. Detailing the account of marginalization of the South-East region, Governor Okorocha said South East has been marginalized and denied federal appointments, adding the Imo state people in particular only has a Minister of state to show for all the supports the state gave to the All Progressives Congress, APC, party in ensuring that Mr. Buhari emerged the President of Nigeria. “No other group in Nigeria that had invested as much into our nationhood can sing the song of marginalisation as much as Ndigbo has been made to sing it. We have nothing to show that we are part of the Nigerian project; neither do we have any sense of belonging in the present government at the national level.” “We have been marginalised both in terms of projects and appointments. In Imo State, for instance, all we have is a Minister of State to show for all the efforts and extreme sacrifices we made to ensure that the All Progressive Congress (APC) had a good outing in the last general elections.” “I know you are the Acting President and has the ears of the President. So, there is no better person to tell our painful story than you. You need to take a second look at what is happening in the South-East. No serious political appointment, no visible federal infrastructure so far, to show the presence of Federal Government in the South- East in general.” “I beg that as the government gives subsequent appointments, let the qualified sons and daughters of the state and region be considered.” “Imo State played major role in bringing APC to power because if what had taken place in other states was allowed to happen in Imo State and other states in the South-East, probably we wouldn’t have had the APC government today. “Given the roles that I personally played as a sacrificial lamb in the South- East during the elections, my state deserves a better deal.” “There is no Federal Government presence in the oil-producing areas, and none of our youths benefited from the Federal Government’s Amnesty Programme. I also use this opportunity to ask for the quick refund of the money spent by the state on Imo International Cargo Airport and on some federal roads in the state.” Responding, Osinbajo said that it was not exactly correct that President Buhari had been unfair to Imo people. He said that the Presidency couldn’t deliberately set out to marginalise Ndigbo in view of their contributions to the development of the country. “You said that the highest appointment given to Imo under Buhari was Minister of State for Education. I will like to equally inform you that Katsina, the home state of Mr. President, and Kaduna State where Buhari resides all have ministers of state.” “If there is any governor in this country that has the ear of Mr. President, I will say that it is Governor Okorocha. As such, it cannot be said that the state is marginalised by the APC-led Federal Government,” On the reason for his visit, Osinbajo said, “My visit here is in continuation of consultations with all the states of the Niger Delta as directed by Mr. President, and I can say that the oil producing communities in Imo State have been largely ignored and this will be appropriately redressed.” “The oil-producing communities in Imo have a lot of vibrant young men and women who must be carried along in the scheme of things. My interaction today with those concerned has given the government the opportunity to discuss with the people directly involved with a view to making sure that there is justice and even development across the Niger Delta communities.” …

Pat Robertson: People Who Oppose Trump Are Revolting Against God

Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson wondered if President Obama and other Democrats may have participated in a grand conspiracy to bring down President Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned on Monday over his communications with Russia’s U.S. ambassador. While Flynn and other White House officials said that the two did not talk about U.S. sanctions against Russia before Trump’s inauguration, such statements conflicted with “reports from U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies that routinely monitor the communications of Russian diplomats.” Robertson, however, wrongly suggested that U.S. intelligence agencies were specifically monitoring Flynn, not the ambassador, and then warned of a larger plot involving Democrats, liberal government officials and members of the media that he believes could be working to take Flynn down and damage the Trump administration. Referring to Psalm 2:2, “The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed,” Robertson said that those challenging Trump are really fighting against God: I think, somehow, the Lord’s plan is being put in place for America and these people are not only revolting against Trump, they’re revolting against what God’s plan is for America. These other people have been trying to destroy America. These left-wingers and so-called progressives are trying to destroy the country that we love and take away the freedoms they love. They want collectivism. They want socialism. What we’re looking at is free markets and freedom from this terrible, overarching bureaucracy. They want to fight as much as they can but I think the good news is the Bible says, “He that sits in the heavens will laugh them to scorn,” and I think that Trump’s someone on his side that is a lot more powerful than the media. <iframe width="814" height="500" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o0uyDgfxuEM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> …

Trump now owns Obamacare

President Trump seems gleeful every time the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, encounters some new difficulty. But these are now becoming Trump’s problems, not his predecessor’s, and he’s likely to get most of the blame if some 20 million Americans who get health coverage under the ACA suffer from the program’s demise. Health insurer Humana (HUM) recently said it would pull out of the ACA in 2018, a development Trump reveled in. Here’s the tweet: Humana cited an “unbalanced risk pool” as its reason for withdrawing from the ACA, which is insurerspeak for too many sick people buying insurance and pushing up costs. This has been a problem for the ACA in general, which is one reason premiums under the program have shot up. Insurers initially underestimated the costs these new customers would impose, and set premiums too low. When ACA customers turned out to be sicker than expected, insurers had to compensate by raising premiums. This in itself doesn’t mean Obamacare is failing. What it means is that insurers have to reprice their products in some markets to make sure they’re profitable. The bigger problem comes when insurers feel they can’t be profitable in certain markets, and simply leave. And that could eventually threaten the whole program. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 21% of people who enrolled in the ACA in 2017 had only one insurer to choose from. That’s up from just 2% in 2016. The pullout of all but one insurer is arguably the threshold for “failure,” since the ACA relies on competition to keep prices down. When there’s just one provider, premiums soar. These developments reflect inherent weaknesses in the design of the ACA. But they’re happening under President Trump, not President Obama. And further fractures in the ACA are possible, given that Trump and his fellow Republicans in Congress want to “repeal and replace” the entire law. Humana is a small player in the ACA, with other insurers such as Aetna (AET), Cigna (CI) and Blue Cross/Blue Shield offering much broader coverage. So Humana’s departure won’t pull the whole house down. And bigger insurers might step in where Humana pulls out, perhaps because they have the scale to be profitable where smaller Humana doesn’t. Uncertainty for insurers Trump’s ongoing threat to kill the ACA is a bigger concern for insurers. Businesses famously hate uncertainty, and it’s hard to imagine a more uncertain environment than offering a product to millions through a government-sponsored exchange the president and a majority of members of Congress have vowed to kill. The question now is what the Trump administration and Congressional legislators will actually do, regardless of what they say. And Trump may be hinting that he’s willing to stabilize the ACA until his administration devises a viable replacement. The agency that oversees the ACA recently proposed a new rule, which insurers had been asking for, that’s meant to encourage people to sign up for “continuous coverage” and penalize those who only take out a policy when they’re sick. This might address the unbalanced risk pool Humana complained about, and give insurers a stronger reason to stick with the ACA. Some ACA critics also see this concept as preferable to the mandate for every adult to buy insurance, or else pay penalty fees. Some ACA critics still think the program is headed for failure, however. Aetna (AET) CEO Mark Bertolini said recently that the ACA is headed for a much-hyped “death spiral,” as costs escalate, customers and insurers bail and the law’s underlying economics crumble. One key factor involves federal subsidies, which the majority of people with coverage under the ACA get to help offset the cost of premiums. Those subsidies are key to insurer participation, because they’re a kind of free money that flows through lower-income people to insurers. “As long as the Trump administration continues to fund the cost-sharing subsidies, this may be enough to keep most insurers in for 2018,” says Gary Claxton, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation. “But insurers may be wary if they feel the future will be very different and that the transition may put them at risk.” If Barack Obama were still president, he’d have some limited leeway to tweak the ACA to make it work better. Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump, said she’d fix what wasn’t working in the law but generally keep it intact. Trump is running the show, however, and presidents in general get credit or blame for what happens on their watch–even if the seeds of change were planted before they took office. If the ACA implodes, its many critics will undoubtedly blame inherent flaws Trump inherited from Obama. But their opinions will matter less than the people who will lose coverage if Obamacare fails. They’ll see a simple cause and effect—Trump took office, and then they lost coverage—and the media will jump all over the sagas of victims who suddenly couldn’t get a needed procedure or medication, and suffered some harm as a result. So Trump owns Obamacare, whether he wants to or not. He has promised a replacement that will be “terrific” and offer “insurance for everybody,” which almost certainly will turn out to be Trumpian hyperbole. Meanwhile, neglecting the existing problems with the ACA could push its eventual decline further and further into Trump’s presidency, when it will be even harder to blame his predecessor. Deepening problems with the ACA aren’t good news for Trump. They’re the beginning of a self-inflicted political crisis, if he does nothing but delight in their occurrence. …

BOMBSHELL: President Trump Did Not Talk To Buhari – White House Explodes

A Chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon has insisted that President Donald Trump did not speak with President Muhammadu Buhari as reported in Nigerian Media Stations. Earlier when President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Ahmad Bashir twitted that his boss had scheduled to speak with Trump at 3:45p.m from London residence, THE PLAINTRUTH, a US magazine immediately put a call through to confirm but Bannon debunked the insinuation, saying there was nothing of such. Bannon Said,”I don’t know…I don’t know. President Trump has not told me, thank you.” Nigerian Media outlets had widely published that President Trump spoke with Mr. Buhari, quoting the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Adesina, in a statement released to journalists in Abuja, said “The conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet. The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.   “President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military,.” As of press time, THE PLAINTRUTH can authoritatively report that President Trump has not spoken to President Buhari. …

Premier League: Burnley Force Chelsea To Draw

  Premier League leaders, Chelsea missed the chance to move 12 points clear at the top of the table as they were held to a draw by resilient Burnley at Turf Moor. The hosts, who won all four of their previous home games without conceding, were shocked on Sunday when Pedro Rodriguez finished off a sweeping attack seven minute after the match began.Record signing Robbie Brady subsequently netted a stunning free-kick in the 24th minute to level the score for Burnley. Both teams made efforts to claim three points from the game but to no avail as the match ended 1-1. The Blues, who face Wolves in the fifth round on the FA Cup on Saturday, now sit 10 points clear at the top of the table. However, Manchester City can cut the margin to eight if they beat Bournemouth on Monday. …

Lagos City Marathon 2017 Is A Huge Improvement – Olopade

  The Project Consultant, for the Lagos City Marathon, Bukola Olopade, says that the 2017 edition of the Lagos City Marathon, is a huge improvement from the maiden edition. Following its successful conclusion, organisers have fixed February 10th, 2018 for the third edition. While Kenyans seem to have dominated in both editions of the race, Olopade is confident that Nigerian marathoners will make their mark in the future editions. Abraham Kiptum, who emerged as winner in the maiden edition, also came first in the men’s category, with a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes 20 seconds. His counterparts Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss, came second in 2 hours, 15 minutes 25 seconds while Kiprotich Kiroi, completed the top three clocking 2 hours, 15 minutes, 28 seconds. …

Jonathan Hosts PDP Leaders, Says Losing Presidency Is Temporary

  Nigeria’s Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday received the leadership and Strategy Review Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at his home in Abuja. The visit was to inform the former president of the issues surrounding the party’s leadership and winning elections convincingly under the current leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Dr. Jonathan thanked the committee for the visit and was hopeful of the PDP’s chances in 2019. He also commended the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led faction of the party for wooing other politicians of like minds ahead of 2019. The former president emphasised the need to increase delegations to party conventions, in order to avoid imposition. He expressed belief that the loss of power at the centre is only temporary, insisting that the PDP would do better in the next general elections. “We lost the Presidency but that does not diminish PDP. Every other party in Nigeria also know that PDP is still the number one party. “I think losing the presidency is temporary; we should be able to get that position back,” Dr. Jonathan said. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in a meeting with some PDP leaders Forming A Merger The Chairman of the committee, Professor Jerry Gana, who led the delegation, stated that apart from meeting with leaders of the party, they would also reach out to other political parties of like minds with a view to forming a merger. He further highlighted some of the steps taken by the committee in repositioning the PDP for victory in 2019. “Since the PDP is already on the ground and the All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged, we thought we should reach out to all the other parties that are friendly with the PDP,” he said. Professor Gana hinted that the committee had met with seven of the other parties, and that the National Conscience Party as well as two others have expressed their willingness to merge with the PDP. …

Trump Commends Buhari On Fight Against Terrorism

  The United States President, Donald Trump, on Monday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the fight against terrorism via telephone. The conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, as well as on his cabinet. This was revealed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina. The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment. Mr Trump then assured the Nigerian President of the U.S readiness to cut a new deal in procurement of military weapons to combat terrorism. Meanwhile, President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he has done so far, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military. The American President finally invited President Buhari to Washington for a visit at a date convenient to both leaders. …

THE COINCIDENCE OF A PRESIDENT AND AN ACTING PRESIDENT BY EMEKA IBE

If President Buhari, in order to take a medical vacation, had followed constitutional prescriptions to hand over the presidency to Acting President Osinbajo, why is he still attending to state matters from his sick/vacation bed as the president of Nigeria without first notifying the National Assembly as stipulated by the Constitution, which act is supposed to reinstate him as president? The so-called telephone call Buhari had with President Trump wherein only official matters were discussed (I did not hear of a get-well-soon compliment from Trump), like the proposed sale of arms to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram, etc., should have been Osinbajo's business for now. Or do we have 2 sitting presidents at the moment? The bane of Nigeria's constitutional development and progress has been the stark inability of our politicians to lead and govern according to the dictates of the law. Or has the meaning of having an Acting President suddenly become ambiguous? …

Trump-Buhari To Speak Today

  Reports indicate that the American President, Donald Trump, may be having a telephone conversation with Nigeria’s President, Mohammadu Buhari, who is still on vacation in London. The telephone conversation billed for 3.45 pm, has been confirmed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina. This is the first time Mr Trump would be speaking to any African leader since assumption of office. It is not clear what the conversation will center on, but the two leaders may be taking a look at the travel ban contained in Trump’s executive order and how it may affect Nigeria and the United States who have enjoyed good relations over the years. The American President has since been putting calls to other world leaders to enunciate his action plans towards the eradication of terrorism in America. …

Why I Married My Boyfriend Who Infected Me With HIV -30-Year-Old Woman Reveals

This is the love story of a postgraduate student, Talatu John, who got married to the man who infected her with HIV. Her misery started after a scary dream on June 24, 2016. It was five months to her wedding. Thirty-year-old Talatu John (not real name), a postgraduate student of a university in the North, woke up feeling disturbed. It was not the first time she had nightmares, but this particular day was different. “I had a dream that when I went to collect the result of the HIV/AIDS test I did, the result showed that I was positive. I began to cry in the dream and many people tried to console me,” she said. Sadly, the dream turned out to be real. Indeed, she had gone for a HIV test but was yet to get the result. When she went to collect the result of the test on the day of the dream, it showed she was HIV positive. Amid sobs, Talatu told one of our correspondents, “What pains me most is that my boyfriend had the virus but never told me. We were having unsafe s3x regularly. “I don’t know why he never told me despite the fact that he truly loves me. I saw it in my dream, but it has become a regrettable reality.” Talatu and Emmanuel met in 2014 when the former was searching for a job at a government agency in the state capital. Before long, they fell head over heels in love. She narrated to Sunday Punch that their love transcended the ordinary, adding that nothing indicated that something was wrong with her partner. Talatu launched into a long narration of how she found out the truth. She said, “I love him. I still do. The love was so strong that I gave him all my heart. We had unprotected s3x at different times. I was so much in love that I never cared whether we used a condom or not. I was not even scared of being pregnant. He too never bothered to use a condom. Then, I didn’t know he was HIV positive and he never told me. Later, my sister, a nurse, told me she learnt that he (Emmanuel) is HIV positive and that I should search his room. She gave me the name of the drug he was using. But I never found any. In order to be sure I was not already infected, I went for HIV/AIDS test and it showed that I was negative. That calmed my nerves. But early this year, I found out I was getting regularly sick. I used to feel hot and tired easily. After repeated medications for malaria, I didn’t get better. Then I started depreciating in size. I was advised to go for HIV test. The lady at the laboratory handed the result to me and told me to see the doctor. She raised my curiosity when she told me she couldn’t tell me the result. The doctor then dropped the bombshell. I was devastated. So, in anger, I went to confront my boyfriend with the news but he denied. I started crying and he consoled me; we had already made arrangements for our wedding. It was a day before we went for counselling at the church that he told me the truth. Sometimes, we quarrel over this and I used to call him the ‘devil.’ But he kept on consoling me.” Last week Saturday at a popular church in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, Talatu took a bold step and demonstrated that true love keeps no record of wrongs when she got married to Emmanuel at a lavish ceremony. According to the couple, the church consented to the wedding because both of them are HIV positive. The church was filled to capacity as well-wishers, family and friends of the couple attended the occasion. Dressed in a black suit and white flowery gown, the couple wore infectious smiles while the event lasted. In his goodwill message for the groom and the bride, the officiating minister (names withheld), urged them to always be patient with each other and avoid third party interference in their marriage. He admonished them to be contented with whatever God provided for them and learn to tolerate each other, saying such an attitude would go a long way in ensuring lasting peace in their home. He said, “Marriage is an institution. Please, you should be courageous and handle your matter within your home, no matter the circumstance that surrounds your marriage. Do not allow any third party to settle your disagreements. This will ruin your marriage. You shall bear many children in your marriage. In fact, your first children will be twins in Jesus’ name.” Basking in the euphoria of the wedlock, the couple, who spoke in separate interviews with Sunday Punch shortly after the wedding, said they were happy. Emmanuel said he was delighted and grateful to God for making his dream a reality. He said, “In fact, I am overwhelmed. Today is my day and I never expected this crowd on my wedding day. I really appreciate everyone who took time out of their schedule to honour us. It is a wonderful union indeed. This joy is unquantifiable and there is no day in my life that is as important as this day.” Emmanuel said he would have missed a lot in life if he had not met Talatu. “My wife is a very loving and caring woman,   incomparable to any other woman. In fact, if I had not married her, I would have missed a lot of things in life,” he stated. Sunday Punch however, noticed that although there was joy written on John’s face, she did not hide her regret. She had told our correspondents that her husband was unwilling to talk about his HIV status or circumstances of their marriage. She said, “I really appreciate God for making it possible to witness this day alongside my lovely husband. The marriage is an act of God. I thank God He has finally joined us together as husband and wife. I pray that the love that binds us together would continue forever and ever in Jesus’ name. I pray that the marriage will be a success. I have forgiven him but he cheated me by hiding the truth that he is HIV positive from me. If he had told me his HIV status, it’s either I accepted or rejected his marriage proposal. Although I have forgiven him and accepted my fate, sometimes I wish I never met him.” Talatu, who looked distantly into the future as she spoke, added that she learnt from the experience and had taken a bold step to move on with her life whether HIV positive or negative. “My regret is that I will always be on drugs for the rest of my life. He even warned me not to tell my family about my status. I wished that I remained a virgin. I also regret not using condoms while the courtship lasted. Sometimes, if you are in love, you will be fooled. I advise young ladies to be careful. It is better to listen to wise counsel than bear the consequences of wrong decisions. I have learnt my lessons,” she said. Speaking on the marriage, a University of Lagos psychologist, Prof. Oni Fagbohungbe, said hiding ones’ HIV status from one’s lover was unacceptable and detrimental to such a relationship. Fagbohungbe said many people who indulge in such deceit do so out of fear that if they reveal the truth, their partners might not agree to marry them. He, however, noted that Emmanuel behaved wrongly by not disclosing his status to his wife, adding that people like Emmanuel always use the Bible, which preaches forgiveness, to appeal to their lovers. Aside from the fact that such an act is morally unacceptable, the don said Emmanuel’s behaviour was criminal. On what people in such relationships should do, Fagbohungbe said, “From the beginning of the human race, deception to achieve one’s aim has always been a recurring feature. This is very bad. The consequence of deceit is detrimental. For people in such a relationship, they should count the cost. If the consequence of continuing in such a relationship outweighs the benefits, I will advise that they opt out.” …

Lady Cries Out For Advice: “I Want To Help My Boyfriend But Am Scared It Might Be Termed As Being Desperate”

I need the candid advise of the matured minds here. My boyfriend and I have been dating for 8 months when our relationship was 3 months I was able to get a German visa and moved to Germany . He lost his job 2 months ago, and we have been discussing on how he can get back on his feet, lots of interviews and no call back and with this harsh economy we consider it best he starts a business which he doesn’t even have the capital. I really wish I can support him but so scared it might be termed as using money to buy love and this might just make him stick to me for the wrong reasons or even later dump me… I am so…

Fidelity Bank Plc Nationwide Massive Recruitment for Front Desk Officers

Fidelity Bank Plc. - An authorised financial services and credit provider. Fidelity Bank is today ranked amongst the top 10 in the Nigerian banking industry, with presence in the major cities and commercial centres of Nigeria. We are constantly seeking to unearth the best talents with the right kind of ambition and character required to sustain the growth of our business. Fidelity offers unique opportunities for self-development and career growth. No matter what your career aspirations and goals are, there’s always an opportunity within Fidelity to achieve them. We are currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates for the position below for a number of branches: Job Title: Front Desk Officer Location: Nationwide Qualifications/Requirements University degree or Higher National Diploma in any Management or Social Sciences related courses with corresponding background in administrative functions. Minimum of two (2) years post NYSC experience in Office Administration, Customer Services or related job role. MUST be below 30 years of age. Job Role The duties of a front desk officer vary but typically consist of answering phones, greeting customers and clients, scheduling appointments, verifying identification and signing in guests, opening and closing the establishment, and acting as a liaison between clients and executive staff. Remuneration Basic Salary of N100,000 per month plus other fringe and company benefits. Staff Bus provision for designated routes will also be covered. To apply, visit https://web.facebook.com/groups/ideanidevelopmentgroup/ for the link for application …

Alex Ekwueme Queries Those Shouting Buhari Is Hale& Hearty, The Same Time Asks People To Pray For Him, What Kind Of Prayer Is That?

Following the conflicting reports of President Muhammadu Buhari’s health status, the Former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme has asked the wife of the president, Aisha, why Nigerians should pray for his husband’s health if he is hale and hearty as claimed by the minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Ekwueme asked the question in an interactive session with newsmen, shortly after the child dedication ceremony of one of his political godsons, held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Calabar, Cross River State yesterday. When asked about his say on President Muhammadu Buhari’s rumuored death, the former vice president said; “We have conflicting reports about the president’s health. The Minister of Information says he is hale and hearty, but his wife says we should pray for him. “So if he is hale and hearty, I don’t know why she said we should pray for him. Whatever it is, we ask God to look after him. We want Nigeria to be at peace and to make progress and see how we can get out of our present difficulties. “We really need prayers. We are in great difficulty. People are suffering. There is hunger in the land and it is not very encouraging. So we need God’s intervention to help us get out of it.”Speaking further, Ekwueme urged Ndigbo to gun for Igbo Presidency. He called on them to start where he stopped. According to him: “I was Vice President until December 1983. Going by the old NPN order, I would have contested for the number one position in 1987, but the military intervened in 1983 and the civilian regime was cut short. “I tried again in 1998 and (Olusegun) Obasanjo was released from prison and he came and won, supported by his colleagues in the military. I tried again in 2003 and the same thing happened. I, therefore, pray that the other people (Igbo) can take it up from there and make…

Hundreds Of Immigrants Arrested In ‘Routine’ U.S. Enforcement Surge

  U.S. Federal Immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions. Reports of immigration sweeps this week sparked concern among immigration advocates and families, coming on the heels of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations. That order is currently on hold. “The fear coursing through immigrant homes and the native-born Americans who love immigrants as friends and family is palpable,” Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, said in a statement. “Reports of raids in immigrant communities are a grave concern.” The enforcement actions took place in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and surrounding areas, said David Marin, director of enforcement and removal for the Los Angeles field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Only five of 161 people arrested in Southern California would not have been enforcement priorities under the Obama administration, he said. The agency did not release a total number of detainees. The Atlanta office, which covers three states, arrested 200 people, Bryan Cox, a spokesman for the office, said. The 161 arrests in the Los Angeles area were made in a region that included seven highly populated counties, Marin said. Marin called the five-day operation an “enforcement surge.” In a conference call with reporters, he said that such actions were routine, pointing to one last summer in Los Angeles under former President Barack Obama. “The rash of these recent reports about ICE checkpoints and random sweeps, that’s all false and that’s dangerous and irresponsible,” Marin said. “Reports like that create a panic.” He said that of the people arrested in Southern California, only 10 did not have criminal records. Of those, five had prior deportation orders. Reuters …

North Korea Says Ballistic Missile Test Was A ‘Success’

  North korea says the ballistic missile test fired on Sunday and supervised by leader, Kim Jong- Un, had been a success. While the test has been widely condemned, it has been described as a “surface-to-surface medium-to-long-range ballistic missile” by the State news agency, KCNA. Describing it as a “new type strategic weapon system”, the news agency said the missile used a solid-fuel engine, which gives ballistic missiles greater range and means they can be readied for launch faster than liquid-fuel missiles. South Korea’s Defense Ministry however says it as an armed provocation to test the response of U.S President, Donald Trump. Hence, the U.S, Japan and South Korea have requested an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the incident. …

Justice Ngwuta’s Trial: Federal Government Appoints New Prosecutor

  The Nigerian government has appointed Mrs Olufemi Fatunde of the Federal Ministry of Justice, as the Lead Prosecutor in the trial of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a Supreme Court Justices who is standing trial for alleged corruption. At the resumed hearing of the case in Abuja, Mrs Fatunde announced appearance as the new Head of the‎ Prosecution team following the withdrawal of the former Head of the Prosecution Team, Charles Adeogun-Philips. Shortly after announcing her appearance, Mrs Fatunde made an oral application seeking an adjournment of the case to enable her study the file and also interview the witnesses. Lawyer to Justice Ngwuta, Mr Kanu Agabi, however did not oppose the application and Justice John Tsoho subsequently adjourned the case to March 16 and 17, 2017, for continuation of trial. Justice Ngwuta is one of the justices arrested and detained by the Department of State Services (DSS), on October 8, 2016 for corruption and breach of professional ethics. In November, he had entered a not guilty plea to the 15-count charges leveled against him by the Federal Government. …

Presidency disagrees with police, says Tuface free to carry out peaceful protest (Updated)

The office of the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that peaceful protest is a fundamental right of the people and that the Federal Government will not stop Nigerians from expressing themselves through protest so long as it is not violent. “This administration will not prevent Nigerians from expressing themselves in peaceful protests, it’s a fundamental right of the people,” Akande said. The position of the presidency on peaceful protest is coming on the heels of a planned protest in Lagos and Abuja, which is anchored by African Queen Crooner and one of the notable African musicians, Innocent Idibia, also known as Tuface. The statement which was made by the Senior Special Assistant to the acting president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Friday through a series of tweets, is in contrast to the plan by Nigerian police to stop the protest. Recall that the commissioner of police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni had on Thursday hinted that the police will not allow the march go as planned for fear that it might be hijacked by miscreants, who will use the opportunity to perpetuate evil intents. The police headquarters in Abuja reinforced Owoseni’s position via a statement issued late Friday and signed by police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, in which it claimed that there was credible intelligence that the demonstration could turn violent. “Innocent Idibia (a.k.a Tuface) and his group are hereby strongly advised to shelve their planned peaceful protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security,” the police said. The statement read as follows: RE- PLANNED PROTESTS OF TUFACE AND OTHER OPPOSING GROUPS SCHEDULED FOR 5TH AND 6TH FEBRUARY, 2017, IN LAGOS AND OTHER STATES The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to publications in the media on the planned protests slated for 5th and 6th February, 2017 in Lagos and other States by different groups, one to be  led by the popular musician INNOCENT IDIBIA aka TUFACE and other opposing groups. 2.    Nigeria Police Force is deeply concerned with the security implications with regard to the planned protest/demonstrations, and  as  the lead security Agency in the country, is fully aware and recognizes the constitutional rights  of every citizen (including  Tuface and his group) to assemble and move freely in any part of the country. 3.   In this regard, the Force is also cognizant of its constitutional responsibilities of taking any proactive/ preventive security measures:- i.       In the interest of public safety, public order, public morality or public health. ii.    For the purposes of protecting lives and property, as well as the constitutional rights  and freedom of other citizens. 4.   The Nigeria Police Force is currently in possession of credible intelligence reports that other interest groups are equally planning to hold a counter protest/matches on the same days at the same places/cities as the Tuface Group. If these various planned protests/ demonstrations are held as scheduled, that there may be breakdown of law and order, with attendant loss of lives and property. 5.       To this end, the Nigeria Police Force deems it imperative to issue this press release:- i. That Innocent Idibia (a.k.a Tuface) and his group are hereby advised strongly to shelve their planned peaceful protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security. ii. That the other opposing groups are equally advised strongly to shelve its planned counter protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security. iii. That the Nigeria Police Force is prepared to employ every possible legal means for the maintenance of law and order; and for the protection of lives and property. 6.      Consequently, members of the public, parents and guardians, religious/opinion leaders and other interest groups are strongly advised to prevail on their children and wards, followers and adherents not to allow themselves to be used by any group to cause disturbance of public peace and break down of law and order. CSP. JIMOH MOSHOOD FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, …

Afenifere, Ohanaeze in historic meet!

The new President General of Ohanaeze Chief Nia John Nwodo led a powerful delegation of the group on a historic visit to the Pan-Yoruba organisation,Afenifere at the weekend in Lagos. The meeting was significant as being the first outing of Chief Nwodo to any socio-cultural group in the country since his election. Received by an equally powerful group of Afenifere led by Chief Ayo Adebanjo who stood in for the Leader,Chief R.F Fasoranti,Chief Nwodo said the decision to make Afenifere his first place of touching base arose from the fact that it was the first organisation that openly congratulated him and followed with phone calls from its prominent leaders . Afenifere on the other hand reiterated it's congratulations to Nwodo for his choice to lead Ndigbo at this crucial period. The meeting of long associates was full of reminiscences,back-slappings and reflections on issues of common concerns to the Igbo and Yoruba nations within the Federal Republic of Nigeria. At the end of the meeting ,a resolution was taken that the two groups should work together in protecting the interest of the two nations and the progress of Nigeria. On Chief Nwodo delegation are the Deputy President General of Ohanaeze Rtd DIG Hillary Opara,Vice-president General for Delta State,Dr Sylvanus Ebigwei,Vice-president General for Anambra State,Mr Charles Odunukwe,Chief Guy Ikokwu and Chief Ben Onwugalu. The Afenifere team led by Chief Adebanjo consisted of the Chairman of its Political Committee,Prof Banji Akintoye,Chairman of Committee on Restructuring,Dr Amos Akingba,National Treasurer ,Chief Supo Sonibare and National Publicity Secretary,Mr Yinka Odumakin. Yinka Odumakin National Publicity Secretary. …

Donald Trump invites Apostle Suleman to the White House

Omega Fire Ministries founder Apostle Johnson Suleman thanked people for support during his January 2017 encounter with security operatives after his speech on Fulani herdsmen. Suleman who is reported to have been invited to visit the White House in March by the Mayor of Washington, Mrs Muriel Bowser, and USA president, Donald Trump, said he was merely speaking the obvious when he told Christians to defend themselves from insurgents. His words: "I’m grateful to all. I never knew I was so loved. For the first time ever, fellow Nigerians behaved like Americans. Nigerians naturally have business-like mentality but I was shocked that on this particular issue, 90 percent of Nigerians spoke with one voice, saying enough is enough. "We were not fighting any government, we just declared our stand that we are not cowards and we cannot be cowed by fear. I was so shocked at the level of strength and courage that I had throughout the period. And the courage I surmounted was aided by the love and exceptional concern shown me from all over the world. From over 70 nations, I received a lot of phone calls and text messages from people showing their love and compassion. I got messages of love from different people that I have never even met. I got up to 18,000 different text messages. I read and read. The solidarity was overwhelming. I was moved to tears. "One thing that first moved me was when I got to Abuja to see the DSS, the crowd I saw almost made me to go into hiding. The crowd was so massive that they were ready to take bullets on my behalf. It moved me. The love shown was not just about me but for what they believe in and it gave me so much courage and made me to realize that I was not alone. I’m not taking it for granted, that’s why I’m saying thank you to all. I have to confess that I’m yet to recover from that show of affection. I therefore want to enjoin Nigerians that in whatever situation that we find ourselves, they should keep hearing our voice and I want them to know that one day, things would be fine." …

My Name is Peace Movement by Euphemia Udanoh

Who are those Northern youths who love peace like I do? Who are those Northern youths who wants power divided among all ethnic groups in Nigeria like I do? Who are those Northern youths who care less of the oil being for the SS but willing to make Nigeria a peaceful nation? Who is that Northern youth capable of criticizing and condemning his corrupt politicians like I do to mine? Show me one, two, three and four of such and from reputable families from the North, and I will show show you where we'd bury our quest for Biafra! None, absolutely none yet! Every Northern youth is with a conquered mindset. Conquered by their rich politicians. They can't speak up and loose their comfort....they won't dare! The future of Nigeria as one entity lies in the hands of this generation...... Doubt me at your won peril! If we could as Nigerian youths, speak with one voice, against corruption in both North and South, then, there's hope for Nigeria. But if a section of the country keeps playing the ostrich and reverencing their criminals, then, the cry for division will always be there. It's not about Atiku being for restructuring, it's about his sons believing in it and calling him what he is..... It's not about Obasanjo calling for Igbo Presidency, it's about his sons believing in it and calling him what he is...... Hate to believe it, but the only tribe that does not reverence their politicians are the Igbos and that's what we want to see from other major tribes in Nigeria. Buhari or not, the future is dark for this country! …

How Buhari’s ‘Sick Leave’ Is Affecting Nigerian Politics By Hamza Idris & Isiaka Wakili {Must Read}

Nigeria’s political environment has not been the same since President Muhammadu Buhari left for medical vacation in the United Kingdom. However, attempts at gauging the body language of politicians and Nigerians in the past two weeks unveils an intriguing development on how power politics is being played. A few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria for the United Kingdom, rumours floated on the social media that the number one citizen had died of an undisclosed ailment. This was despite the fact that the president walked out of his room at the Presidential Villa by himself and headed to the airport after transmitting a letter to the National Assembly. In 2015, Buhari rode to power on the pedestal of popular votes from across Nigeria in the midst of increasing great expectations for a new dawn in social, political and economic fortunes. But recent events, occasioned by “dashed hopes”, have begun to tell on the president’s popularity. While some Nigerians believe that a good foundation has been laid by Buhari, others are of the opinion that the “tea party” is over as indicated by the use of his trip to ventilate their anger, with many drawing his rule to an end with the death rumours. In the letter, President Buhari told the legislators of his desire to embark on a 10-day vacation and within the period, undergo a routine medical check-up. Ordinarily, the fact that the president had transmitted a letter to the National Assembly effectively ceding executive powers to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, just like what he did in the past, should have calmed frayed nerves. However, curious analysts, opposition politicians and those who are not in tune with his style of governance picked hole in the “abrupt” manner the journey was announced and executed. A suspicious gap When the president was departing for the 10- day vacation, Vice President Osinbajo, who was in Davos, Switzerland, attending the 2017 World Economic Forum, returned to Nigeria the following day and resumed duty as acting president. “This abrupt departure of the president and abrupt return of the VP was the first thing that aroused suspicions that Buhari’s trip was not normal as Nigerians were made to believe,” said opposition politician, Musa Ali Bagi. “Protocol-wise, it was not normal for the president to start a vacation while his deputy was away because a vacuum was created,” he said. And the suspicion of the president’s weak health state heightened when it was announced that he would not return on the appointed date. Buhari was to return on Sunday, February 5, so that he would be in his office on Monday, but sadly, it was on that Sunday that his aides announced he would not come. “It was wrong for the president to also send a letter to the National Assembly, extending his leave without telling Nigerians when he would resume,” said PDP’s spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye. “The President should know he is not a private citizen. He should know that Nigerians are the ones paying his health bills and therefore, he should tell them the true state of his health. He should not treat Nigerians with levity and should also know what is obtainable in civilized countries. Nigeria is not a jungle,” he added. Considering the anxiety, several pictures of Buhari and his wife, among others, apparently “enjoying his vacation” at the Nigerian House in London, went viral, a public relations strategy that equally drew elaborate commentaries, with some saying the pictures were either old or fake. But the APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, said the party was overstretching its boundaries. “Does the PDP know more than what we have been told? What we know is what we have been told. This is the president of the country. The elections are over, he is our president, he is the president of Nigeria, not of the APC or PDP. If the president told us that he needed to stay back to do some other medical things, it behoves on us, as responsible citizens, to pray for him and stop sensing an opportunity to retaliate,” he said. Engagements at the Villa Since his departure and the return of Osinbajo, President Buhari’s office has since almost been deserted. Politicians, in particular, are no longer visiting the president’s office, and the acting president has been operating from the Vice President’s Wing of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. Since Osinbajo became acting president, only five state governors have at the time of filing this report on Friday, visited the Presidential Villa. They include Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara State), Mohammed Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Samuel Ortom (Benue) and Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo). The National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, was at the State House for a meeting with the acting president Monday. He was not accompanied by any of the party’s national working committee. The acting president had met with the leadership of the National Assembly over the economy and budget-related matters. Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara visited Osinbajo twice. Osinbajo had led the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting three times between January 25 and February 8 where contracts were approved and certain policy decisions were made. Penultimate Wednesday, the council raised a task force to reduce prices of food items. A N21 billion contract for the construction of the Ilorin-Kabba Road was awarded. Osinbajo also met with the service chiefs. On January 20, he was briefed on the situation in The Gambia, where Nigerian troops were deployed last month. However, the routine meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), which is headed by the president, has not been convened since President Buhari departed. Since the president left, there has not been any meeting of the Council of State, even though Buhari himself only held such a meeting twice since his assumption of office on May 29, 2015. On February 1, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated new five national commissioners of the National Population Commission. But after administering the oath of office on them, the acting president made no remarks. On Tuesday last week, the acting president forwarded the name of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to the Senate for confirmation as substantive CJN. Osinbajo has also been briefed by several heads of agencies including those of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigeria Customs Service, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and the Department of State Services. Two traditional rulers have visited the acting president at the State House. They are the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi and the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu. The Presidency has asserted that Osinbajo has done everything he ought to do as acting president. His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, said in a chat with our correspondent on Thursday: “There is absolutely nothing needed to be done that has not been done, the acting president has presided over Federal Executive Council meetings and has met with service chiefs. In fact, his first meeting with the service chiefs was when we came back from Davos when they briefed him on the situation in The Gambia. President Muhammadu Buhari has done well by transmitting powers to his deputy in line with the constitution,” he said. Akande said Osinbajo could not have moved to Buhari’s office because the former is only acting as president. ‘Buhari, a victim of diabolical machinations’ Ardent supporters of the president told our correspondent that Buhari had been a victim of “diabolical machinations”, making it difficult for him to concentrate. Nasiru Aminu, a resident of Katsina, said many people were deploying diabolical means to distract Buhari from concentrating on his duties. “The president was not as frail as he is now when he assumed office in 2015, that time, he was extremely agile and focused but he is no more himself now and we actually see the devil at work,” he said. Aminu said Buhari’s adversaries had deployed “prayer merchants to cause curses” that would make it difficult to concentrate. “The opposition to the president is not just from southern Nigeria because hundreds of so- called Mallams are being sponsored to Saudi Arabia and other places to pray against the success of the president,” he said. Another supporter, Abba Yakubu, said the president was “tamed” right from the onset. “We know that his several travels abroad at the inception of his administration were not normal, some unpatriotic elements tagged him through dubious means to be traveling and when he finally settled, they changed tactics, he is now constantly sick,” he said. Strange stories from the Presidential Villa are not new. Former- first lady, Patience Jonathan, had reportedly said her health status significantly improved after her husband vacated the seat of power. Former presidential spokesmen, Reuben Abati Femi Fani-Kayode had also at different times aired their views on “strange happenings” in the Presidential Villa. However, in his analogy, the Senator representing Katsina South, Senator Abu Ibrahim, said contrary to insinuations, Buhari is not sick but merely exhausted as a result of the various challenges confronting his government. A close ally of the president, a Katsina senator who visited Buhari in London recently, said issues that might have taken a toll on the president, including the destruction of oil pipelines that reduced production to almost half, the fall in oil price that affected the economy and led to the current recession and the falling exchange rate that has affected the purchasing power of most Nigerians. Monday’s demonstrations in Abuja and Lagos by two opposing groups- # I stand with Buhari and # I stand with Nigeria, brought to the fore, how Buhari’s disposition to power is redefining politics in the country. But the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said it was only in Nigeria that citizens would act the way they acted over straight issues. “I want to assure you, Mr. President is well and is in absolutely no danger. Mr. President, like I said elsewhere, is probably a victim of his own transparency,” he…

Buhari Was Pronounced Dead 6 Hours Before He Arrived London – Minister Opens Up

The Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, has said that it was unfortunate that Nigerians decided to pronounce President Muhammadu Buhari dead six hours before he arrived the United Kingdom, UK, for his medical treatment. ‎ The information Minister made this declaration, while speaking with State House correspondents, after the Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday. ‎ According to him, the President is hale, hearty and absolutely in no danger. ‎ He said, “I can say it without any equivocation, Mr President is well, he is hale and he is hearty; no question about that. ‎ “I want to assure you Mr President is well and he is in absolutely no danger. ‎ “Mr. President, like I said elsewhere, is probably a victim of his own transparency. “He was going on leave, he did what the constitution said he should do, transmitted it to the National Assembly and Acting President was put in place. ‎ “And he said ‘while I am on leave, I am going to conduct some medical tests’ which many, or all of us do without announcing it.” ‎ He noted with regret that even those, who saw the President board the aircraft in Abuja en-route London, claimed that he was flown to that country via an air ambulance. ‎ The minister, who said that the Acting President had been speaking with Buhari on a daily basis, said, “I can assure you that the President is well he is hale and hearty and there is absolutely no cause for concern.’’ ‎ Reacting to the suggestion that the Federal Ministry of Information should be releasing hourly bulletins on the President’s health condition, Mohammed said there was no need for that. ‎ “Mr President is not ill, he is not in hospital and there is no reason to give anybody any bulletin about his health, pure and simple.” ‎ The minister said that all organs of government were working closely with the ministers and going about their normal duties across the country. …

Supreme Court Justices: NBA Shortlists Agbakoba, Eight Others

  The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has forwarded the names of nine eligible applicants to the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, Judicial Service Commission, Walter Samuel Onnoghen, for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.  This followed a rigorous process of shortlisting done by a select committee chaired by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abubakar Mahmoud, with eight other eminent lawyers as members. Applicants shortlisted by the NBA for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court are the following: (1) Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN Year of Call: 1978 State:  Anambra (2) Anthony Ikemefuna Idigbe, SAN Year of Call:   1983 State: Delta (3) Yunus Ustas Usman, SAN Year of Call: 1983 State:  Kogi (4) Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN Year of Call: 1988 State:  Ondo (5) Miannayaaja Essien, SAN Year of Call: 1985 State:  Rivers (6) Awa Uma Kalu, SAN Year of Call: 1978 State: Abia (7)  Professor Awalu Hamish Yadudu Year of Call: 1979 State:  Kano (8) Tajudeen Oladoja Year of Call: 1985 State: Kwara (9) Ayuba Giwa Year of Call: 1983 State: Edo The above mentioned applicants were shortlisted from a total of 89 Expressions of Interest that were scrutinized. It would be recalled that the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, had earlier forwarded a request to the President of NBA, Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN  “to nominate suitable candidate for consideration as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.” …

Hoodlums Allegedly Destroy Military Base Foundation In Kaduna

  The foundation structure for the military base in Kafanchan, the southern part of Kaduna State has been destroyed by unidentified hoodlums, barely one week after the foundation was laid. The Governor of the state, Nasiru El-Rufai in a statement through his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan on  Saturday, described the situation as “unfortunate, and further confirmed that the conflict entrepreneurs are determined to create obstacles and setback, to the stabilisation and peace building efforts of the state and Federal Government.“I received the news with shock over the unfortunate destruction of foundation laid for the proposed Nigerian Army Battalion in Southern Kaduna. ‘‘The very structure we erected to establish the long-awaited Army Barracks to assist promotion of peace and end the decades of senseless blood-shedding, in the southern part of Kaduna State. “The situation is unfortunate, condemnable and a setback to the government’s communal stabilization and peace building efforts, but we will not be deterred. ‘‘We urge our people that cherish peaceful coexistence, to continue to be resilient, focused and resolute in overcoming antics of forces of darkness and evil. ‘‘Those that did this are determined to derail the contributions of the security agencies, having failed to spread their tentacles of hate, bigotry and penchant for divisiveness. “I want to use this medium to appeal to all men and women of conscience to remain firm and optimistic, while the government in collaboration with security agencies, civil society, religious and traditional institutions will continue to work assiduously for peace and security of life and property. “Finally, all those that have their hands in the destruction of this structure will not go free. ‘‘The security agencies will fish out the perpetrators, and those found to be involved, or engaged in omissions that led to the destruction of public property will be brought to justice without fear or favour.” The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai and Governor El-Rufai had last week laid the foundation for the establishment of the Battalion at Ungwan Yashi area of Zangon Kataf Local Government as a response to the incessant killings occurring in Southern Kaduna, since 1980. …

BREAKING!! Robert Mugabe Tells Buhari – You Can’t Cheat Nature, What He Said Will Happen If Buhari Refuse To Resign Now, Will Shock You {Must Read}

Robert Mugabe reacting to President Buhari’s latest refusal to return home until his Doctors satisfy him okay, says no man Can Cheat Nature, what affects Nigeria affects the entire Africa, president. Read his reaction below… Buhari’s Body Is Too Old & Weak For a country as big as Nigeria is better in his own interest, the interest of the nation and his family to resign now before they force him out of Office or even declare him incapacitated. His words “honestly no man can cheat nature not even myself, at the moment Buhari’s body became too old and too weak to head a country as big as Nigeria, is better in his own interest, the interest of the nation, Africa and even his family to resign now before they force him out of office or even declare him incapacitated”. Speaking to locals; he said your government allocated huge sums of money for medical facilities in Aso Rock why always patronize UK hospitals when your medical needs arise, is no longer funny. Am only adding my voice because whatever affect Nigeria, affects the rest of us as Africans, I was there at his inauguration in 2015 if this matter is none of my business i wouldn’t have honored that…

Police Confirm Arrest of 38 Year old Alleged Rapist

Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of a 38 year old man, Ukegbu Azubike, who allegedly raped a 10 year old girl, said to be the daughter of his neighbour. The incident which has provoked anger and worry among residents, is coming few days after two separate cases of defilement of 12-year-old girls were reported by the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in the state. Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, while confirming the development, said the suspected rapist was arrested on January 25, 2017 and has confessed to the crime. Barely a month ago, scores of women lawyers in the state were thrown into tears following the arrest of a 50-year-old father over alleged sexual abuse and having canal knowledge of his 12-year-old daughter for four years. …

World War (II) Bomb Forces Huge Greek Evacuation

  At least 70,000 people are being evacuated to enable the defusion of the World War (II) bomb in the Greek city. It is said to be one of the largest mass evacuations over one of the largest wartime bombs to be found in Greece. Officials could not tell if the bomb, which was discovered last week during road works, is German or an allied bomb Residents within a radius of about 2 km of the bomb have however been compelled to evacuate the area between ahead of Sunday morning when the defusion is expected to take place. About 1,000 police officers and 300 volunteers will be deployed ahead of the disposal operation. …

Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians for Supporting Husband’s Administration

  The wife of Nigeria’s president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed her gratitude to all citizens for the support shown to the her husband, Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. She also pleaded with citizens to sustain the tempo. This was revealed in a statement signed by the Director of Information at the office of the wife of the president, Suleiman Haruna. ”I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for the goodwill and support for my husband and Nigeria in general,” she said. Mrs Buhari, who was speaking on Saturday, also prayed for peaceful co-existence, stability and the progress of Nigeria. She made the prayer shortly after her arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia where she performed Umrah (Lesser Hajj). Mrs. Buhari was received by the Wife of the Senate President Mrs Toyin Saraki, wives of the Governors of Kebbi and Kogi states, Wives of the Service Chiefs as well as the former Deputy Governor of Plateau State Mrs Pauline Tallen. She urged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers and good deeds for the nation to prosper among the comity of nations and expressed her gratitude to the almighty God for the successful trip. “I thank God for journey mercies, I prayed for Nigeria and Nigerian leaders and we should not relent in prayers and good deeds,” she said.   …

Man Kills Mother In Osun State

Osun state police command, CP Folasade Odoro The entire Akinleye village via Osu in Osun state was on Saturday, thrown into mourning when a man identified as Kazeem Ayoola, allegedly killed his mother, Taibat. It was gathered that Kazeem attacked his mother with a machete and took the life of the 85-year-old woman. The Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, CP Folasade Odoro, who confirmed the incident, gave the assurance that the matter is under investigation. Although the reason for Kazeem’s action is yet to be ascertained, the PPRO said he has been arrested and that the corpse of his mother has been deposited at the mortuary of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife for autopsy. …

Government Takes Over Arik Airline

  The Federal Government has taken over Arik Airline, which has been experiencing difficulties in recent times.  According to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the decision to intervene “clearly underscores the government’s commitment to instilling sanity in the country’s aviation sector and prevent a major catastrophe.   The airline will now be managed by Roy Ukpebo Ilegbodu, an aviation expert, under Mr Oluseye Opasanya, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika expressed the belief that the development will bring about stability in the airline. “We believe that this appointment is timely and will stabilize the operations of the airline. This will enhance the long term economic value of Arik Air and revitalize the airline’s ailing operations as well as sustain safety standards, in view of Arik Air’s pivotal role in the Nigerian aviation sector.” The Minister further pledged that the Federal Ministry of Aviation would support the new management of the strategic carrier adding that all necessary steps have been taken to ensure that there would be no undue disruption on Arik’s regular business operations or activities of other stakeholders, on account of the recent changes its leadership and management. In the same vein, Capt. Ilegbodu, under the receivership of Opasanya, has also assured both staff of the troubled airline and all other stakeholders that his appointment at Arik would among other objectives enhance the value of Arik, improve customer experience, and sustain the safety, reliable and secure operational history of the airline before all those were eroded. …

Bank Manager Impregnates Mother, Daughter In Delta

A bank manager in one of the new generation banks in Asaba, Delta State (name withheld) has allegedly put in family way mother and daughter (names withheld) after their relationship which started as customers. Reports said that the Bank Manager was on Tuesday bathed by his wife in Benin City, Edo State with soap washing water and allegedly smashed his car’s windscreen when she got wind of the shocking news and had attempt to know the true story from the husband, when the trouble started. It was gathered that the manager hails from Benin City, Edo State and was transferred to Asaba to head the Bank Branch. But sources said trouble started two weeks of his resumption in office when the woman, a first class business woman at the popular Ogbeogonogo market during financial transaction at the bank and interaction with the manager, discovered kind hearted services’ a situation she allegedly asked for his GSM number after which she left the banking hall. It was further learnt that the bank manager a graduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) resumed Asaba branch of his office without his wife moving with him and since had been living like a bachelor in a self contained room he rented around Infant Jesus. More often, our informed sources said, the woman-customer who barely three weeks of her relationship with the allegedly turned herself into housewife for which often she cooks and washes his clothes. Family sources said that the woman’s husband alleged to be “vegetable” after he allegedly survived strange illness, was rendered impotent and can no longer performs his civil and conjugal responsibilities ‘a situation he lost his wife to other man outside. While the philandrous act of the woman had been talk of the town in Asaba and its environs, the woman by share of providence became the house bread winner. She was said to have introduced her daughter, a final year student of the state owned university, Awai, Asaba during which she became an errand girl and allegedly find her way into the heart of the banker who in most of her visits on behalf of the mother, allegedly spoils her with money. Insider said that the girl, 22 years old, suddenly “assumed” the hottest in the heart of the banker who allegedly confided in a friend that the girl does the “job” better than the mother. Investigation revealed that while their relationship lasted, the banker got a shocker from the mother, a 48 year old that she was pregnant and the following week on her news, the daughter reportedly “stamped” the banker with the same news. The revelation of their pregnancies, further investigation revealed, had created tension in the family of the housewife and her property had been thrown out by the husband’s relations who described the act as an abomination. One of the family members, Ogbueshi John Ikwunebo said “we as family members have asked the mother and the daughter to pack out of our brother’s house, it is a taboo and they cannot live there again”. The housewife a native of Ogbeokaze Quarters in Asaba, had allegedly been “sleeping around” after the husband was reportedly hit with strange illness, while the daughter an under graduate of DELSU allegedly lives same like the…

How EFCC Recovered $9.8million From Ex-NNPC GMD

Bundles of cash recovered from Former GMD of NNPC, Andrew Yakubu A statement signed by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren,  revealed that the money was hidden in a fire proof safe, inside a building in Kaduna, allegedly belonging to Mr Yakubu. Bundles of cash recovered from Former GMD of NNPC, Andrew Yakubu The EFCC explained that it conducted a raid on the facility on February 3, 2017, after receiving an intelligence report about suspected proceeds of crime, believed to be hidden in the slums of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna State. On arrival at the facility, the caretaker of the house, Bitrus Yakubu, a younger brother to Andrew Yakubu, disclosed that both the house and the safe where the money was found belonged to his brother, the former NNPC boss. EFCC officials Meanwhile Mr Yakubu has reported to the EFCC zonal office in Kano where he has admitted ownership of the recovered money, claiming it was a gift. ‎A source confirmed that he has since been detained by the EFCC to enable him to speak up on how he came about the huge cash; what it was meant for and why. …

DEAR LADIES , BITTER TRUTH YOU MUST SWALLOW :BY OKEY ELOSI

Sex doesn't keep a man, if you like, turn 360% on bed, he will still dump you. Bleach until you become white, i f he doesn't notice the qualities of a wife in you, he will leave you. 2. A man who win your love with cash may not stay forever. Real men doesn't settle down with fake women who love money. 3. The beauty of a woman can take her to a Palace but her character will determine how long she stays in the palace. Beauty attracts men but character keep them. 4. Material things definitely has its merits but it cannot alone provide the riches of a truly meaningful life. 5. Being sexy without a character will not get you a husband, you will only get a boyfriend. 6. Sex can bring pleasure but it can never bring love, sex is a product of love, love is not a product of sex. 7. Sex can make a man stay with you overnight but love will make him stay for a lifetime. 8. There are some things that money just can't buy like manners, moral and integrity. 9. How you dress will definitely determine how men will address you. 10. The nudes u post on social sites will only attract you men full of lust, after using u sexually they will move forward and settle with decent ladies Ask yourself what are your worth? Are you an object? Is this what God created you for? …

Appeals court to rule on Trump travel ban by end of day

© AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Karen Shore holds up a sign outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump's travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government's arguments that the states cannot challenge the order. SAN FRANCISCO  - A U.S. appeals court said it will rule by the end of business on Thursday regarding President Donald Trump's travel restrictions for people from seven Muslim-majority countries. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing a temporary suspension of Trump's travel ban issued by a federal judge in Seattle last week.   …

Abia Pensioners Insist Govt. Owed More Than Five Month Arrears

The Abia state council of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), has insisted that the state government is owing them more than five months arrears of monthly pensions. They called on the Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, to urgently see the need to meet the union leaders for face to face discussion on the issues, so as to save the state from any embarrassing situation. Briefing journalists at the council Secretariat in Umuahia, the NUP State Chairman, Comrade Chukwuma Ndubuisi Udensi, listed other outstanding areas to include, 59 months pension harmonization arrears, owed to some pensioners; five and half years pension arrears from 2002 to 2007 owed to retired primary school teachers. He also made mention of the unimplemented pension increases of 6%, 15% and 33%, a situation which he says has made most of the pensioners earn as low as 500 Naira per month. He described it as very outrageous, inhuman and unacceptable to the Union. Giving further details, the NUP boss gave stated: “August to December 2014 (5months); January to April, 2015 (4months); August to December, 2016 (5months) and January 2017 (1month). “It has become pertinent to debunk the very statement by the state government that it is not owing more than five months arrears of monthly pensions. This is false and highly embarrassing. “By this claim, it would appear that the government is unappreciative of the patience that pensioners of Abia state have displayed since the inception of government of Okezie Ikpeazu. “I want to set the record straight which is the main purpose of this press briefing. As at today, the Government of Abia State is owing pensioners at least 15 months arrears of monthly pensions. “I must say that it is an open secret that Abia pensioners are owed over 16 years of gratuities, and it is a pity that pensioners have gradually become endangered species in ‘God’s own State’. “We have been relegated to the level of near abandonment and I want to say that this is very unfortunate as we expect the government to show a better appreciation of the meritorious services which we have rendered to the fatherland. “I want to suggest that the government should make available the sum of 130 million Naira monthly for gradual/monthly settlement of these debts to pensioners and set up a committee comprising government officials and NUP officials for equitable distribution of the money. Furthermore, Udensi said: “For the monthly pensions, government should consider paying two months at a go, one for current and one for arrears, even though this method may prolong the liquidation of the pensions arrears, it will reassure pensioners that government is sincere in its bid to liquidate the debts. “The same method goes for the settlement of harmonization arrears and five and half years arrears owed retired civil servants and retired primary school teachers respectively,” he…

Okowa Calls For Availability Of Kerosene At Proper Price

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has called for necessary actions that would ensure regular supply and appropriate pricing of petroleum products, to ease the suffering of Nigerians. Okowa made the call while commissioning an ultra-modern oil and gas filling station owned by North-West Petroleum and Gas Company Limited in Asaba, the state capital. However, the governor observed that it was unacceptable that most Nigerians buy kerosene above the official price, yet the product was not readily available. He stated that any action which would ease the suffering of the masses would be welcomed, especially in Delta state. While expressing satisfaction that investors are having more confidence in establishing their business in the state, he urged them to consider the option of establishing modular refineries both in Delta state and the country at large. He added that his administration was ready to facilitate acquisition of land for such investment. …

What John Zibiri said about Nigeria:

I worked and lived in Abuja for 18 years. I ran my own private company from 2001 until 2014. Two million of the likes of Buhari cannot change Nigeria. Everything is wrong with Nigeria. The Director won't give you contract except you pay up front . The banks won't give you loan except you concede a certain percentage. . The man supervising the contract won't pass the job except you play ball. The clerk won't pass your file for payment except you rob his palm. The accounts department won't raise your payment voucher or cheque unless you see them. I can go on and on. The worst thing is that it has become a norm that nobody sees anything wrong with. If you think otherwise, they begin to think you are sick and not normal. If you try to stand in there way, you put your life at risk. If you get killed there is no justice system in place to seek redress and bring the perpetrators to book. The police is corrupt , the Judiciary is the same. Even the religious circle is not spared. Everything in Nigeria revolves around corruption. Nobody cares about anybody. No law and order. I looked from my left to right, everybody is only desperate about one thing "money". They will kill anybody and anything that stand between them and money. I am an electrical engineer with MNSE and COREN. The system don't care about my qualifications. Distribution and transmission jobs are given to alhajis, pastors, friends and relatives without any basic skills. I started asking myself, how do I convince my kids that education and hard work is rewarding? When fools, agberos and touts are running the country from the local govt to the Presidency. Is this what my four sons will also go through? In 2014 I decided I have had enough. I decided I was leaving. I migrated to Australia with my family. Don't put yourself in harms way for any reason. The problem of Nigeria is in the hands of Nigerians living in Nigeria. Try starting a gate house in your village, everybody wants to profiteer from it. The bricklayer, the carpenter, the mason and even your brother who claim to be supervising on your behalf. They are corrupt, morally bankrupt and selfish. Everybody there thinks about himself and nobody is thinking about Nigeria . You don't have to be the one to go there to change anything. Let those under the hammer start the revolution. I beg make you hear word. This post is gonna anger a lot of my followers. I'm still gonna post it anyway. Analogy of OPPRESSORS & FOOLISH CITIZENS. (A case study of Nigeria citizens & their elected oppressors). During the Soviet dictatorship of Joseph Stalin. He was a brutal dictator with mind of his own. On one fateful day, Stalin came to Politburo meeting with a live chicken. Standing in front of audience, He started to pluck the feathers of the live chicken off one by one. The chicken trembled in pain, blood tricking out of its pores. It gave out grievous cries, but Stalin being a cruel dictator continued without remorse plucking the feathers out until the chicken was completely naked. After which, he threw the chicken on the ground. The naked chicken was staggering in pain. Stalin goes into his pocket and from his pockets, he took out some chicken food and started to throw it at the poor & hapless creature. The poor chicken in pain started eating and Stalin started walking towards his seat. As he walked away, he kept dropping some feeds on the floor & the chicken followed him and sat feeding from his feet. Joseph Stalin then turned to members of his political party leadership. He said, "This chicken represents the people". "You must disempower them, brutalise them, beat them up, starve them and then leave them". "If you do this, go into your pocket & give them peanuts when they are in that helpless and desperate situation, they will blindly follow you for the rest of their life, worshiping you". "They will think you are a hero forever. They will forget that, you're responsible for their sorrowful situation in the first place." Breath taking, isn't it ? Now! Take a look at all the people some Nigerians are busy defending on social media. Take a look at those they call their heroes. They are the same people who plunged Nigeria into the situation she is. They are the same people who are responsible for their predicaments. Did you see the numbers of people that throng to Saraki's house during this Christmas period to go collect peanuts? Your guess is as good as mine. Nigerians kill those they should defend and defend those they should…

EFCC Recovers 9.8million Dollars From Former NNPC GMD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says it has recovered 9.8million dollars and 74,000 Pounds, from the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu. According to the EFCC, the money was hidden in a fire proof safe, inside a building in Kaduna, allegedly belonging to Mr Yakubu. The EFCC explained that it conducted a raid on the facility on February 3, 2017, after receiving an intelligence report about suspected proceeds of crime, believed to be hidden in the slums of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna State. On arrival at the facility, the caretaker of the house, Bitrus Yakubu, a younger brother to Andrew Yakubu, disclosed that both the house and the safe where the money was found belonged to his brother, the former NNPC boss. Meanwhile Mr Yakubu has reported to the EFCC zonal office in Kano where he has admitted ownership of the recovered money, claiming it was a…

Eight Killed by Suspected Herdsmen In Zamfara

At least eight people have been confirmed dead in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria following a clash between community members and suspected herdsmen in Rukumawa Tsafe Local Government Area. The State Police Commissioner Shaba Alkali told journalists that the victims were on a reconciliatory mission behalf of the district head of Tsafe but ambushed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. However, sources close to Zamfara state government told Channels Television that all the eight people sent by the district were killed by the suspected herdsmen. Although the sources could not confirm if the state government is aware of any reconciliation between the two parties but Zamfara has been under increased attacks by gun men suspected to be herdsmen. In July 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari was at Zamfara to launch a special operation involving the Nigerian Armed Forces against cattle rustling, however killings and destruction of farm produced “has not recorded much change.” An eyewitness in an interview with Channels Television’s correspondent said, “What do we do, we hardly see our governor, he has not visited any of the affected communities. “We are being killed, our villages being set on fire and the farm produce eaten by cows. Meanwhile, the state government is yet to comment on the recent…

Osinbajo Meets Niger Delta Leaders, Traditional Rulers In Bayelsa

The acting president, Yemi Osinbajo has arrived Bayelsa and is meeting with government officials and traditional rulers in the state. Part of the aim of the meeting is to discuss on how to achieve peace, that would lead to the improvement in crude oil production and resolve the youth restiveness in the oil rich region. This is the first visit of Professor Osinbajo as an acting President, who is leading a high level delegation of the Federal Government, in an interaction with traditional rulers of the region. The first time Professor Osinbajo held a similar meeting was at Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, where he told the people that the Federal Government feels the pain of the Niger Delta region. The Bayelsa Government on Thursday released a statement saying it is looking forward to receiving Professor Yemi Osinbajo, when he visits the state, as part of his tour to some states in the Niger Delta region. The state government urged residents to come out en masse to welcome the nation’s number two citizen. It also assured the acting President of the hospitality of people of the state and urged him to use the occasion of his visit to experience same for himself. Furthermore, it called on him to access critical areas of the state that need prompt intervention by the Federal Government, stating that Bayelsa is the epic centre of all the issues as the home land of the Ijaw ethnic nationality. …

What Buhari Said in San Francisco March 2009, (THE WILL)

A former Head of State, retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Executive Council of the Federation to declare Nigeria’s ailing President, Musa Yar’Adua incapacitated and begin the process of his impeachment. The former military head of state said the refusal of the council to follow constitutional provisions with regards to Yar’Adua’s illness has thrown the oil rich nation into its present crisis, arguing that the 1999 Constitution was clear on the issue of succession when an incumbent president is incapacitated. Buhari made the declaration when he received members of the National Unity Forum in Kaduna who paid him a solidarity visit. He criticized what he described as "extra-constitutional measures", the measures applied by the National Assembly to empower Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President when the constitution already had a solution to the problem. "Political expediency won't remedy this kind of problem because if the Executive Council of the Federation had acted in accordance with the constitution, by invoking the necessary sections to declare the President incapacitated, we would not have found ourselves in this present situation. "As you can see, adopting extra-constitutional measures have not addressed the problem. If it had, we would not have been subjected to the raging debates and controversy going on. So, we must go back to the constitution. The Executive Council of the Federation must do the right thing because once we start moving away from the constitution, then we are inviting anarchy,” Buhari added. Nigerian President Musa Yar’Adua has not been seen in public since November 23rd 2009 and his true state of health has been a subject of national discourse …

Umahi kicks off N2 billion empowerment scheme for workers * Declares Thursdays and Fridays free for civil servants to engage in Agriculture.

The Ebonyi State government flagged-off N2 billion empowerment programme for over 8,000 civil and public servants in the state under its agricultural programme. Flagging-off the programme at the Abakaliki Township stadium, Governor Dave Umahi said each worker would be given soft loan of N250, 000 for farming, he declared that workers will only work for three days in a week and use Thursdays and Fridays to engage in agriculture. He challenged workers to identify areas such as rice, cassava, fishery they are willing to venture into. He further disclosed that 4,000 youths selected from the 13 local council areas of the state would also be empowered and called on the people to queue into the agricultural programme of the state government for food sufficiency. He explained that his administration would also empower 1,000 indigenes of the state hawking in some cities in the country. Earlier, Umahi had announced that many widows from the 13 local council areas of the state would be receiving monthly allowance from the state government. According to him, the stipend will cost the state government over N2 million monthly. Umahi spoke in Abakaliki during the inauguration of widows’ empowerment programme of his wife, Mrs Rachel Umahi. He said the gesture was part of the state government effort to support the family succour and upliftment programme, his wife’s pet project.   …

UNBELIEVABLE: See How New Born Baby Survived Fatal Accident That Killed All Other Passengers In Abia State {Photos}

As posted by a facebook user who was an eye witness :: Again… today @ Abia in Udi LGA, just 30 seconds away from running into the bus as it somersaulted severally… Though something remarkable happened…this little baby (the one a woman is carrying) was in the car with the mum, (the woman lying lifeless (dead) there..) but did not sustain even a single scratch of injury…. Thank God for her life….and may them who lost their lives find rest in the Lord though something remarkable happened…this little baby (the one a woman is carrying) was in the car with the mum, (the woman lying lifeless (dead) there..) but did not sustain even a single scratch of injury…. Thank God for her life….and may them who lost their lives find rest in the Lord…

Of Trump, Hitler And World History Written By Ogbonna Nwuke Is A Must Read

It wasn’t really supposed to be easy either for America or for a world order that has evolved over time. The signs had been there right from the time the new sheriff in town bared his fangs on the campaign trail. Now America and a bewildered world are stuck with a situation that is unclear, an international system likely to be under siege soon, and a future that appears uncertain. Isolationism and protectionism had long taken a strong bashing as the world, secure in its dream for the emergence of a global village, marched in the direction of globalisation. Of course, there has always been the threat posed to world peace by the cold war between the east and west, between the United States and Russia if you like. But skillful diplomacy as well as the cautious optimism of world leaders have helped to reduce the risk of a global war. Side by side, the world has witnessed the spirited expansion of frontiers of trade through carefully documented treaties and agreements. On the home front, America has been a country of immigrants built on a liberal philosophy which allows anyone who meets the rigorous requirements for citizenship to pursue what has come to be seen as the American dream. The flexibility of such a system anchored on basic freedoms which say all men are born equal basically created the opportunity for the forebears of Donald Trump whose home country, Germany, went to war with the rest of the world, including the United States, to migrate into America. America in turn has benefitted from immigration, transforming into one of the greatest countries in the world, and holding such a promise for all who seek to escape persecution; who wishes to make a new home from home; and who desire to exploit the bountiful and latent energy life offers without any limitations. In so many ways, the tale of America and a changing world have become intertwined, with America providing the moral fibre and leadership for most of the change that has characterised the notion of a free world. So the promise of a United States has impacted positively on the concept of an European Union which now enjoys a common currency and engages in joint collaborative action in most areas, including free movement and immigration. The birth of the African Union was ideally tailored along these lines as well. The fact that in order to bond closely, create huge markets, develop science, technology and infrastructure. And enhance cooperation essentially among African countries; Africa had to take advantage of some of the finest principles that are driving human progress. Somehow, under the Trump administration, the world stares in unbelief as what some people are beginning to tag a new world order makes its forced entry. The fight to evolve a new psyche,  a new world view, a new pecking order and new national perspectives for the world or for the people of the United States by the Trump government isn’t coming without a strong challenge. Outside of America world leaders are raising indignant voices as they try to make sense of the orders that are rolling out of Washington like German panzers. It is as if nazism which strives on a culture of superiority, race, hate and extreme rightist ideals has been reborn. It is rather strange that it has chosen America described as the land of freedom to reincarnate under the watch of a German American. When Hitler realized his aspiration to be German Chancellor, he unleashed a wave of German nationalism just as Trump seeks to do now by pretending to reawaken American consciousness. Hitler, the records show, followed up the demonstration of a nationalistic leadership with the repudiation of international agreements, including that which had committed Germany to paying reparations for its role in World War I. In no time Germany was overrun by the nazi culture. Not even the German army known for its prowess and discipline was spared the control of the nazi movement. The rest is history and not many nations, especially Israel and the Jews can forget what happened during World War II. Although it is early in the life of the Trump administration, I can see some parallels between Trump and Hitler whose coming Nastrodamus foretold. Nastrodamus had predicted a third global war. Is it possible that the actions and reactions of President Trump have the capacity to create room for the advent of the Prince of the house of Mohammed? In his predictions that have never failed to come true, America’s defence systems which Nastrodamus saw, failed to intercept what may be today’s nuclear warheads fired by the Arabian Prince described as the third anti-Christ. Trump denies targeting Islam, but the arguments flowing back and forth doesn’t suggest that the world is struck by the truth of what he says. Trump has spoken favourably about torture, a veritable tool that Hitler and his henchmen promoted to an art. He has spoken in derogatory terms with leaders of countries with which America has friendly ties like Mexico and Australia. He has ordered soldiers into action and began to cultivate the worst kind of propaganda that the American people have never seen like the Germans did under Goebels and Hitler. I wish my heart could trust Trump, wish that Trump would have the wish to make the world a more peaceful and habitable place. But the signs aren’t in any way near here. Dreams of an indomitable Germany under Hitler spiralled out of control and led to the death of millions of men, women and children. Will the dream to make America great again turn out to be another smokescreen for dealing a deadly blow on humanity? Trump didn’t catch my fancy from the outset. Even now, his remarks as the strongest president on earth make me ill at ease. I followed his campaign speeches, his remarks about President Barak Obama the first black to occupy the White House, his proven track record for discriminating against blacks, and the snubbishness conveyed by the way he spoke while soliciting for votes. And I came off with a great feeling of trepidation that unrest in America and war abroad might be the ultimate outcome of a Trump presidency. How I wish I would be wrong. How I wish that this President would help lay the foundation for a thousand years of peace as predicted by Nastrodamus. How I really wish. There is no doubt that America has what it needs, going by Trump’s victory via the Electoral College. But the vast majority who cast more popular votes for the protection of rights that are coming under threat early in the Trump era cannot stand it. Right from inauguration day, they have been on the streets protesting the new face of America and the entry of a rawhide cowboy with a smoking gun who appears determined to reinvent Red Indian territory that ought to be conquered. More Americans, worried by the turn of events,are joining the ongoing debate. Not many agree that in targeting Muslims, Trump would succeed in keeping America safe. The American court system hasn’t demonstrated any understanding for the presidential order which securely shut the door in the face of citizens of some  Muslim nations or those from such countries who are already carrying valid US visas. It is doubtful US courts ever will, given the uproar in America and the fear that the presidential orders may indeed be at variance with the tenets of their Constitution. In the court of public opinion, among experienced diplomats and world leaders, Trump doesn’t seem to have secured mainstream support for cancelling trade agreements entered into by the United States and other countries. Many Americans are beginning to think about the consequential effects of the decisions of a president who appears to be unduly ego driven. I am not a pyschologist but I have a strong feeling that this president might be held hostage by a kind of dogma inherited from the formative stages of his life. Office, the decorum and protocols that go with it are supposed to shape the attitude of leaders or the position of leadership on a wide range of issues and interests. Somehow, these do not appear to have any moderating influence on a President who continues to taunt perceived enemies and opponents even in a manner that no president before him has done. The trouble is, Trump carries a huge responsibility. He needs to find a way out of the deepening cleavage that threatens America and the established world order in which Washington is a prominent player. He needs to wake up to the reality that America cannot afford to act irresponsibly in a changing world that is faced with so many challenges. Above all, he needs to come to terms with the fact that running a country cannot be the same as operating a business where one can easily say to an employee, “you are fired!” Can Trump settle down to the reality of these facts in time to lead the free world? Only time will tell. Ogbonna Nwuke sent in this piece from Port Harcourt, Rivers…

Chief Justice of Nigeria: Matters Arising….

After almost three months since Justice Walter Onnoghen was recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for appointment as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to forward his name to the Senate for confirmation. The Presidency has also failed to offer any explanation to the Nigerian people why the acting appointment has been allowed to drag for this long. This is antithetical to the tenets of democracy and has expectedly generated a huge controversy. It is not only against the spirit of the Nigerian Constitution, it shows a disdain and disrespect for the Nigerian people, the same people who gave the President a mandate to govern the country. Why has President Buhari refused to forward Justice Onnoghen’s name to the Senate? Why has the government failed to offer any explanation? What is the implication of this action on the health of the nations institutions? Is the executive arm investing itself with powers not specified in the letter and spirit of the Nigerian constitution? Is the executive arm playing politics with the revered position of the Chief Justice of Nigeria? What is it that the president knows that he does not want to share with the public? Is this a witch-hunt? Is this an agenda of a group that has wrongly advised the President? These are some of the questions on the lips of the average Nigerian. This newspaper had once made the point, indeed worthy of reiteration, that the “President should do whatever is expedient to ensure that there is credibility and stability in the judicial arm of government.” This is in light of the sting operations that had been carried out against some Supreme Court Justices alleged to have soiled their fingers with the proverbial “mammon of unrighteousness.” As the apex court of the nation, it must not only be above board, it must be seen to be above board. Any jurist who has been compromised with bribes and ill-gotten wealth cannot dispense justice. Such a judge must face the wrath of the law. However, that the President went ahead to appoint Justice Onnoghen as “Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria” shows that his white cloth of honour has not been impugned. It is against this background that the failure, till now, to forward Justice Onnoghen’s name for confirmation as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria is extremely baffling. Already, the president’s inaction is generating tension within the polity. Apart from a suit against the Presidency, some other pressure groups have issued ultimatums to compel the President to follow through with due process, which started with the recommendation of the NJC. By regulation, if by February 9, the appointment is not confirmed, it would lapse. There have been all manners of insinuations to the President’s action, from the primordial to the sublime. Whatever it is, the inaction and silence of the President have provided material to fuel dangerous insinuations, which challenge the very basis of the unity of the country. It is, therefore, a well-considered view that this tension ought to have been avoided, and should be nipped in the bud immediately. Constitutional provisions are meant to be respected. In pursuance of the ideals of the modern democratic state the three arms of government — the Executive, the Legislature, and the Judiciary — play a vital role, in ensuring stability and checking excesses. Through proper legislation, excesses of any arm of government can be checked. For example, it is the constitutional duty of the Legislature to enact laws, which help to create a framework for a harmonious existence. All the arms of government ought to know their limits. The constitution creates institutions to perform certain roles. In the appointment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, it is stated in Section 231(1) that “the appointment of a person to the office of Chief Justice of Nigeria shall be made by the President on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), subject to confirmation of the Senate.” Once it carries out its statutory duty, it is mandatory for the President to complete the process. If there have been any infractions committed by the nominee, they should be made available to the confirming body. In this case, it is the Senate of the National Assembly that would deny the nominee the confirmation. What seems to be going on is that the Executive arm of government has constituted itself into an obstacle to its own race. And the question, which the Presidency has somewhat deemed a blackmail, but one, which is legitimate, is: Is this deliberate and intended for an undesirable purpose? It is important to stress that either by omission or commission, the present administration of President Buhari is perceived to be insensitive to the respect for the diversity of Nigeria in appointments to public offices in the country. The federal character principle and respect for seniority in career positions are crucial to the continuous belief in the unity and future of the federation. To be sure, Nigerians are watching. As far as the nation knows, there are no cogent reasons to deny Justice Walter Onnoghen his place as the next Chief Justice of Nigeria. If the Presidency is playing politics with appointments to the Supreme Court, that would be tantamount to corruption. It is, therefore, recommended that Justice Onnoghen’s name should be forwarded immediately to the Senate before February 9, for confirmation as the Chief Justice of…

Nigerians Abroad Demands Buhari to show case self

Nigerians in the United Kingdom demand for a 5 minute speech from President Buhari standing in front of the Nigerian High Commission in London. I just received the news that over a thousand well meaning Nigerians in the UK will be visiting President Buhari at the Nigerian High Commission in London with a sole motive of wishing him a speedy recovery. I was also told that, the lead organisers do not want the general public to see this "get well soon" visit as a protest match in the UK against the Buhari led administration but to bring him good tidings as the Nigerian High Commission is the home of all Nigerians. They are very happy with the news that President Buhari is no longer at the hospital and as such seeing him in person will be problematic. It is expected that over a thousand people will sign on a Nigerian Flag that will be usef as a get well card with the hopes of delivering the flag personally to President Buhari at the Nigerian High Commission in London. Me: Proof of life is a serious matter. ~ Jesse Ojobor Reporting from yonder …

Nigerians React To Buhari’s Vacation Extension, You Have Become Too Weak and Unfit to Lead Nigeria – Resign Now Or … {Must Read}

Nigerians have reacted to the emerging report that President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly of his desire to extend his vacation citing medical reasons. The president had gone on a 10-day vacation in the UK which also included medical check-up and was expected back in the country on Monday, January 6. Since his trip to the UK, there have been rumours that the president had passed away although this was refuted by his media aides. Below are reactions of Nigerians, drawn from various social media platforms. Chukwuma Ibeh said: “If by Monday our president is not back, they should declare Tuesday and Wednesday public holidays so that all of us will go and look for our president. Our president can’t go to London and be missing like that…. Let them open boarder, we all go to London and look for him…. Which kind country, It started from, Missing Chibok girls!….. Missing Certificate!… Missing Budget!…. Missing Moon!…. And now,.. Huh,. Missing President!!… What is all this…. Enuf is Enuf… We are tired of all this missing missing things in Nigeria.” Doris Anyanwu Buhari was of the opinion that the President has “entered the “OTHER ROOM” adding: “Osibanjo over to you” Awele Precious said: “If he is not capable he should resign” Kefas John said: “What a joke!!! Can’t they mail him the result??? He extends his vacation??? Ok…LOL So when is he coming back??? cos you didn’t mention” Shedrach Da Monarch said: “Which kind rough play be this if he is dead why not tell us than bitting around the bush . Why do the Hausa people love born to rule mentality than betterment of Nigerians.” Ernest Ezechukwu said: “Buhari is seriously sick and I don’t think he can continue. The best thing for him is to bow out and save himself a disgrace.” Princess Gift said: “Where are those people that trek for him when he won, I need them to trek to London to find him is urgent please.” Nzube Clement Ojukwu Another yar’dua’s game have start again oo. Then what’s will be the fate of 15,000 northern who were to welcome him? … Blessman Onosetae said: “Buhari is dead…I don’t know who wrote that nonsense dey called #letter… And am surprised some people are still expecting d dead to leave u.s mortuary to aso-rock” Briggs Tamunosaki said: “APC we want our President u guys should go and bring our President back.” Jonas Johnkennedy said: “Lies upon lies. I thought the wife said he didn’t go to the hospital.” Henry Nwoko said: “This is the time National Assembly must as a matter of urgency investigate the sources of that letter. This investigation will take them to the Hospital where Mr President is being taken care of. If he is in a state of not being able to communicate,whether orally or in writing, then that letter would be seen to have been forged by some criminals at the corridors of power. I must warn that National Assembly must not accept that letter without subjecting it to a thorough investigation.” Ifeanyi Igwe said:”Something is going on. They should tell us the state of health of our president. Anyway I wish him quick recovery because I can’t wish my follow humanbing death. Because death or been alive all is in the hand of the Lord. May God see him through.” Christian Iyegbu said: “Our prayers are very expensive considering the fact that a very good number of Christian where slotted under his control and nothing was done.” Hassan Akeem Olajuwon said: “Someone of us need to die and make sacrifice for this country and am ready, they can keep fooling us saying all sort. Am not praying for Buhari’s death but our government is based on lies, propaganda, corruption here and there . God please hear our cries because if tins continue like this to make heaven will be difficult for people, frustration everywhere. God save us!” Ifeanyi Igwe said: “Something is going on. They should tell us the state of health of our president. Anyway I wish him quick recovery because I can’t wish my follow humanbing death. Because death or been alive all is in the hand of the Lord. May God see him through.” Femi Oriola said: “I keep telling President Buhari’s fans, that Buhari has escape the country’s affairs due to incompetency…that’s the main reason why he decided to fake his death. Osibanjo, is now the new Nigerian President. So let’s just adapt to the 2nd version of “change”…that man done die, let’s forget about him.” Henry Nwoko said: “This is the time National Assembly must as a matter of urgency investigate the sources of that letter. This investigation will take them to the Hospital where Mr President is being taken care of. If he is in a state of not being able to communicate,whether orally or in writing, then that letter would be seen to have been forged by some criminals at the corridors of power. I must warn that National Assembly must not accept that letter without subjecting it to a thorough investigation.” Kenneth Uc Okpokiri said: “Receive a series of investigations. I wish him quick recovery. But what is wrong in telling us the truth that he needs more time to fully recuperate. What investigations would take 10days to retrieve in the UK? Even if he had a biopsy it wouldn’t take as long as it does in Nigeria.” Daniel Livingstrong said: “Just imagine the kind of country we find ourselves. First, they vehemently denied he was dead, that he was on a ten day vacation, hale and hearty, then later, they said he would be back tomorrow, now because tomorrow is here, they are now begging us to pray for his health. Our leaders are really our problem in this country. Why can’t they just tell us the truth, why treat us like second class citizens in our own country?” Feyikemi Bolaji-Ebo said: “To make matter worse our president can not still do a video chat and tell us he is alive. We are not fools. They will not succeed in all their plans.” Manfred Chimezie said: “Finally Yoruba has taken over power, good news for them.” Scintillate Rich Ißeh said: “If buhari not dead..he should have come back today.. and silence all criticises that he is still alive.. my dear if you think back.. this is how #yaradua death start finally it was letter confirm that he is dead.. let me fold my arms and be watching .. it shall come to pass” Godwin Irimoen said: “Mr President I want to see u back. U must complete Ur 4 years whether u like it or not. No be power day hungry u.lol” Twitter reacts too Follow olaboye boywonder @starkidnaani Now that buhari has extended vacation indefinitely, vacation is bae. 5:56 PM - 5 Feb 2017 Retweets likes   Follow Osagie Alonge @OsaGz I'd love to hear what the APC Twitter goons have to say about Buhari's vacation extension 5:56 PM - 5 Feb 2017 13 13 Retweets 2 2 likes   Follow Alh Vladimir Putin @femiTRIPP Buhari is yet to tell us he's sick. How can I pray for his quick recovery? 5:55 PM - 5 Feb 2017 93 93 Retweets 17 17 likes   Follow Etrigan @NuclearNadal Why can't the presidency just come out straight and tell Nigerians that Buhari is sick. 5:36 PM - 5 Feb 2017 Retweets likes   16 h T. A @tope414 Every other thing is the same. A cabal is also here hiding every detail about his health and whereabouts. Follow T. A @tope414 Tax payers on whose money Buhari is undergoing treatment wherever he is needs to know what exactly they are spending money on... 5:36 PM - 5 Feb 2017 10 10 Retweets 1 1 like   Follow Ade Of Nigeria @Hammdriller Just before Twitter get counter crazy Let me drop this I WISH PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI A QUICK RECOVERY GOD BLESS YOU SIR! 5:34 PM - 5 Feb 2017 · San Diego, CA 34 34 Retweets 19 19 likes   Follow Odirah Bon Diogu @DioguBon This is what i said.buhari is no longer capable.let him resign honourably 5:29 PM - 5 Feb 2017 …

PDP To Buhari – Declare Your Health Status To Nigerians Now Or… {Must Read}

President Muhammadu Buhari is sick, but not terminally ill. A top government official, who spoke to one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity, said this shortly after the Presidency announced Buhari’s decision to extend his two-week vacation. Before now, the Presidency had insisted that the President was not sick, saying he would only use the opportunity of his short vacation to undergo check-ups. But the government official admitted on Sunday that Buhari was sick. He, however, insisted that the President was not ill. “The President is sick. But it will not be correct to say he is terminally ill. Illness has more to do with terminal disease. The President is only under the weather; he is not terminally ill,” he explained. Before the announcement, however, arrangements were on to receive Buhari in Abuja, on Sunday, in preparation for his resumption on Monday. Officials were put on the alert pending the confirmation from the Protocol Unit on the time the President would arrive. The National Youth Council of Nigeria had also said it had mobilised 15,000 youths across the country to join in receiving Buhari at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. As of the time the statement on the extension was released, State House correspondents were on standby to join the delegation that would receive the President. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, had, penultimate week, in an interview with CNBC Africa, monitored in Abuja insisted that Buhari was not ill. Adesina had insisted that Buhari was only in London for vacation and was not in any hospital. He had said, “The President is in London on vacation. He is not in any hospital and he is not ill. “When he was travelling last week, the statement we put out was that he was going on vacation and during the vacation, he would do routine medical check-up and nothing has changed from what we pushed out last week.” Earlier on Sunday, the Presidency had announced that Buhari’s 10-day vacation to the UK had been extended. The extension was contained in a three-paragraph statement made available to journalists by Adesina. Adesina said the extension was necessary to allow the President complete a series of tests recommended by his doctors and get the results. Although he said Buhari had already dispatched a letter to the National Assembly on the extension, he did not specify the duration of the extension. The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly, today, February 5, 2017, informing it of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors. “The President had planned to return to Abuja this (Sunday) evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives. “Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes.” Shortly after Buhari left Nigeria penultimate Thursday for London, there were reports that he had passed on in a London hospital. The Presidency had since denied the reports. ‘Senate has received Buhari’s letter’ When contacted, the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, confirmed the transmission of the letter from the Presidency to the leadership of the National Assembly. He however declined to disclose the content of the letter. “I can confirm to you that a letter has been transmitted from the Presidency to the Senate,” he said. However, a source at the Office of the President of the Senate, who spoke on condition of anonymity as the letter was meant to be announced to lawmakers on the floor of the Senate during plenary, said Saraki had yet to receive the letter in person. He said, “I’ve been able to confirm that the letter had been transmitted to the Senate. Saraki has been informed about it but he has not collected it, maybe because he is currently out of town.” The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, when asked if the lawmakers would suspend their current recess to consider Buhari’s letter, said he was somewhere in his constituency (Niger North Senatorial District) and would not speak on the matter without having all the details. Also, the Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, told The PUNCH, on Sunday, that there was no need to reconvene the House for the purpose of considering Buhari’s letter. Gbajabiamila, a lawyer, explained that the President had already done the most important thing by triggering off the constitutional process to avoid a vacuum and to ensure that there was no crisis. He advised Nigerians to stop spreading rumours as Buhari clearly gave the reason he would not return to the country for now. Part of an electronic mail he sent to The PUNCH, read, “I do not believe there is a need to reconvene for purposes of considering the letter. As you know, a President can go on leave and also extend same if there is a need to. “The important thing is there is no power vacuum for as long as a President or Governor is absent. “The constitutional safeguard has been triggered off and there is no constitutional crisis. “The President did give the reason for the extension. The reason is not unusual and we should not give in to speculation and unfounded rumours.” I didn’t speak on Buhari’s return –Mohammed Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has denied speaking on the return of Buhari. While the nation awaits Buhari’s return, Mohammed said in a statement, on Sunday, that the reports attributed to him, claiming that the President wouldn’t return because of faulty aircraft, was false. The minister, in a statement by his aide, Mr. Segun Adeyemi, said he did not speak with anyone. The statement added, “The minister has not spoken to anyone on the issue of the President’s return, hence this report is another from the stable of the purveyors of fake news and should be disregarded.” PDP, APC clash over President’s health status Meanwhile, the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party called on Buhari to tell Nigerians the true state of his health. The main opposition party was reacting to the inability of the President to return to Nigeria from the UK, where he had been on holiday for more than 10 days. The PDP said it was wrong for the President to also send letter to the National Assembly, extending his leave, without telling Nigerians when he would resume. Spokesperson for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, stated this in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents. But the ruling All Progressives Congress berated the PDP, saying the opposition party should pray for the President instead of spreading rumours. The PDP spokesman, who was a former Minister of State for Works, however, said it was wrong for the President and his handlers to be trivialising the health of the President. He said the President had chosen a wrong approach to address the issue of his health since he assumed office. He said, “The President should know he is not a private citizen. “He should know that Nigerians are the ones paying his health bills and therefore, he should tell them the true state of his health. “He should not treat Nigerians with levity and he should also know what is obtainable in civilised countries. Nigeria is not a jungle. “Imagine the President talking about a leave extension but not saying when he would resume?” Adeyeye stated that there was no way the President could claim to be awaiting the outcome of medical tests without definite dates. “Medical tests have dates of collection of results. It can’t be open-ended without dates,” he said. But the APC urged the PDP to join other well-meaning Nigerians to pray for the President instead of sensing an opportunity to get even. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said this in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents on Sunday. Abdullahi stated, “This is the President of the country. The elections are over; he is our President, he is the President of Nigeria not that of the APC or the PDP. If the President has told us that he needs to stay back to do some other medical things, it behoves us, as responsible citizens, to pray for him and stop sensing an opportunity to retaliate. “Does the PDP know more than what we have been told? What we know is what we have been told. “We believe that the President has demonstrated an acute sense of responsibility. We are all living witnesses to our recent history where a President travelled and did not even communicate to the National Assembly the appropriate document to make the then Vice-President act in his stead. “But this is a President that, on every occasion that he has to travel, he not only communicate to the National Assembly, but creates the enabling environment and the space for the Vice-President to act as President in his absence. “I don’t know why people will start going green in the eyes as if we are actually hoping that tragedy befalls this country. “The PDP should not behave in a way that will make Nigerians begin to think that it is actually spreading the rumour that the President is dead.” Also, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese in Anambra State, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, on Sunday, asked Buhari to show himself to Nigerians to douse the tension in the land. Ezeokafor, who spoke to journalists at the annual meeting with the Religious Council in the diocese at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka, said it was normal that people asked questions about the health of their President as he was not a private citizen. The cleric added, “We pray that he comes back in good health, those asking about his state of health have the right to know where their President is and how he is doing. “It is normal to be sick because he is a human being like any other person. “The interest in Buhari’s state of health is like the way people, all over the world, were worried when the late Pope John Paul 11 and Nelson Mandela were sick in hospital. “It is high time he said something so that the suspicion and guessing will die…

Photos: Body of Pastor found in a drain in Nnewi, Anambra State with hands, feet bound

The lifeless body of one Pastor Etim was discovered inside a gutter around 5am on Friday, Feb. 3. Etim, the General Overseer of Jesus Covenant Bible Ministries located at Nwayi-Imo bus stop, in Nnewi, Anambra State was reportedly killed by unknown men in front of his church, hours after a vigil service. The grisly discovery was made by his first son. The deceased believed to be in his forties and from Akwa Ibom State, was stripped to his underwear with hands and feet tied behind his back. An item which looks like a nylon was also used to tie his mouth. It is suspected he must have been killed somewhere before he was dumped inside the gutter. Officers from Central Police Station(CPS) Nnewi led by the Divisional Police Officer(DPO) Mr Ikechukwu Egbochukwu(SP) dispersed the mammoth crowd that gathered at the scene before taking the body to an unknown hospital to be deposited in mortuary. …

Nigerians Need To Know Buhari’s Health Status – Falana

A senior lawyer and rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, has advised the Presidency to do more in telling Nigerians about President Buhari’s health status as it did in 2016. Mr Falana said on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics that Nigerians need to know the state of the President’s health. Although he admitted that the law does not mandate the President to disclose his health status, he argued that citizens should not be left speculating about their president’s condition. “Under the Freedom of Information Act, the right to health is supposed to be shrouded in secrecy but I am saying now that henceforth, this situation calls for a review of the law so that we won’t be left guessing next time. “We are talking of the President. Many state governors go in and out of the country, some for a month or two, some for three months without anybody asking any question and without any handover to their deputies. “But I am saying that with what we are going through now, we must come to appreciate that if you are going into public office, you have no secrecy,” he said. He said that since the Presidency started on a good note by informing the nation of the treatment of an ear infection last time, more information this time around would remove speculations and erase any form of rumour. “It is our duty and right and the President took cognizance of that last year when he disclosed to Nigerians what he was going abroad for. This year should not be an exception. “This is what has given room to a lot of rumours and speculation which are totally uncalled for,” he said. …

WAEC Endorses Aregbesola’s ‘Opon Imo’

Head of the Nigeria National Office of the WAEC, Mr Olutise Adenipekun with Governor Aregbesola           The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has endorsed Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s policies, especially in the education sector. Delivering a frame of endorsement to the Governor over the weekend, Head of the Nigeria National Office of the council, Mr Isaac Adenipekun, who led a delegation of the national management of WAEC to the Governor’s office in Osogbo, said Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s interventions in education is “second to none” in Nigeria. Adenipekun said, “The ongoing revolution in the infrastructural re-engineering of the school complexes in the state of Osun has also caught the attention of all stakeholders in the education sector in Nigeria and beyond. “The immense contribution of the state government in the development of infrastructural facilities in schools, in particular, the “Mega Schools Project” is remarkable. It is in fact second to none in Nigeria”, he stressed. Adenipekun said Osun has contributed significantly towards enhancing Information and Communication Technology, ICT required in education sector which according to him remains the prerequisite to development of quality education in the country. Adenipekun, who recommended the Tablet of Knowledge to other states of the federation said the initiative had contributed towards educational development. He described the innovation as a tool of educational revolution, breakthrough aimed at enhancing and encouraging the process of teaching and learning through the use of innovative technology. “We are particularly proud of the landmark achievement and the major breakthrough of the current administration in Osun most significantly in education sector by the introduction of the ground breaking ‘Tablet of Knowledge’ also known as “Opon Imo” to students of the state at secondary level. “As we commend the efforts of Mr. Governor on the landmark achievement and major breakthrough of his administration in education most importantly on the widely applauded ‘Tablet of Knowledge’ which had improved and encouraged teaching and learning, we equally recommend other states to key into this initiative so as to improve the education sector,” he added. Governor Aregbesola who described “the Tablet of Knowledge” as a panacea to education revolution, said the state had recorded national and international awards on the initiative. Commending WAEC for maintaining education standards in the country, Governor Aregbesola said the examination body had contributed tremendously in raising the standards of education in the West African…

Cameroon Are Champions of Africa

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have emerged champions of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after beating Egypt 2-1 in the final played on Sunday night. Goals from Nicolas N’Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar sealed a remarkable comeback victory for Cameroon after Mohamed El Nenny put Egypt ahead in the 22nd minute. Cameroon have now won the Africa Cup of Nations for a fifth time and it is the first Africa Cup of Nations final in which both teams have scored since 2004. The Pharaohs have not conceded two goals in any match since November 19, 2014 and have been unbeaten for 13 years. The Indomitable Lions defeated the Black Stars of Ghana 2-0 while Egypt defeated third place winners, Burkina Faso to reach the final of the…

Buhari Extends Return To Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors. This is according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. “The President had planned to return to Abuja this (Sunday) evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. “The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives. “Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes,” Adesina stated. President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on a 10-day vacation on Monday January 23 and was billed to return to work on Monday February 6, 2017. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has since been performing his duties as Acting President. The President sent a letter to the National Assembly in compliance with Section 145 subsection (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, which mandates the President to transmit a written declaration to the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives. The short vacation is part of his 2017 annual leave. …

Only Buhari Can Reveal His Own Health Status – Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the Nigerian President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, says all that President Buhari needs from Nigerians is prayer. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Mr Adesina said via the telephone that knowing the actual health condition the President has been treating is not compulsory for Nigerians to pray for him. He had few hours earlier released a statement announcing the President’s request to have his vacation extended as advised by his doctors to enable him receive the results of series of tests carried out on him. Mr Adesina insisted that the reason for the extension was not more than he had stated in his statement. He called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the President rather than allowing the latest news sway them into believing recent rumours that he had died. Faced with the question that Nigerians would like to know the actual condition their president is being treated for to enable them offer prayers for him, Adesina insisted that Nigerians can pray for him without knowing the actual health condition. He noted that the doctor-patient confidentiality must be respected, especially as the President is known to be a straightforward person who could disclose his condition to the citizens if the need arises. “I am sure it will get to a point when the President has to disclose the status of his health if it needs to be disclosed. If it’s something serious enough to disclose, I am sure he will disclose it,” he said. He explained that he could not disclose the nature of health challenge the President is dealing with because he was not aware. “The President is the one who can release his own health status. “The day he left, we still spoke. He didn’t tell me ‘this is my condition’. He told me he was going to rest and he would do medicals and that was included in the statement we released,” he added. Asked if he knew when the President would be returning, Adesina said: “If there was a date he would return, it would have been in that statement. “But the issue now is (that) there is no vacuum in government. No lacuna because power has been transferred to the Vice President who is acting president. “So, Mr President can take the time he desires and when his doctors give him a clean bill of health, he then can return home.” Test Cycle President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the National Assembly on Sunday, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors. The President had planned to return to Abuja on Sunday evening, but according to Adesina’s statement, he was “advised to complete the test cycle before returning”. The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives. “Mr. President expressed his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes,” Adesina…

I Never Said Tuface Idibia’s Rally Cannot Be Held – Lagos CP

Anyone planning to join the anti-government rally planned by Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia popularly known as Tuface Idibia will be protected and free to do so. That’s the assurance from the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, in reaction to an earlier report of a police ban on the protest. He told Politics Today on Channels Television: “This Commissioner of Police did not at any time say a rally cannot be held. The CP is not the convener of the rally. “Its the people that are planning the rally that can decide based on advisories as to whether they need to go on with the rally or not. “I must emphasise here that the policing philosophy of the Inspector-General of Police that he has set out is for us to ensure that our policing conforms with international best practices, with observance of rule of law and of course to know that we are in a democracy.” Mr Owoseni said that the organisers and the protesters are free to exercise their fundamental human rights by engaging in the planned peaceful protest expected to take place in Lagos and some other major cities of the nation “If they must exercise their rights, ours is to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order. “We are assuring the members of the public there won’t be any breakdown of law and order. Everyone in Lagos will be able to go about his or her business without hindrance,” he promised. He added that both the planned pro and anti-government protests would be given the needed police protection without any breakdown of law and order. “Pro (or) anti-government rally, the Police will ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order and that we manage it properly. “This is not the first rally. There was one last month when another group marched from Yaba at the NLC secretariat to Ojota and it was done peacefully and well managed. “We will continue to make sure that whoever wants to express his or her opinion does that under a peaceful…

Ibori Arrives In Nigeria From The U.K

Former Delta State governor, James Ibori has arrived in his home town Oghara, Delta State. Mr Ibori landed in Benin this afternoon  from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, following his arrival from the U.K The Spokesman to Mr Ibori, Tony Eluemunor, confirmed his arrival to Channels Television. On Friday, the  confiscation trial of Mr Ibori commenced at the Southwark Crown Court, U.K, where he appeared before Justice David Tomlinson, if found guilty he might have to forfeit his asset estimated to be about 250 million pounds. Mr Ibori who was released on December 21, 2016, from Bedford Prison, U.K after being jailed since 2012, is facing another charge on the confiscation of his assets. The judge, Mrs Juliet May ordered his immediate release; a judgement Ibori’s spokesman described as a major victory against the British Home Office, at the Royal Court of Justice, Queens Court 1, London. Counsels to the Home Office, however wanted him to remain in detention after he had served his jail term. His case has been adjourned to March 17, 2017. …

Police Ask Tuface Idibia, Opposing Group To Cancel Protests

The Police have advised Nigerian pop star, Tuface Idibia and other opposing groups to suspend their planned protests scheduled for February 5 and 6, 2017, in Lagos and other states. In a statement on Friday by the Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood, the Police said it is in possession of credible intelligence reports that other interest groups were planning to hold a counter protest on the same days at the same places as the Tuface Group. He reckoned that if these various planned protests are held as scheduled, there may be breakdown of law and order, with attendant loss of lives and property. The statement reads: “Nigeria Police Force is deeply concerned with the security implications with regard to the planned protest/demonstrations, and as the lead security agency in the country, is fully aware and recognizes the constitutional rights of every citizen (including Tuface and his group) to assemble and move freely in any part of the country. “In this regard, the Force is also cognizant of its constitutional responsibilities of taking any proactive/preventive security measures in the interest of public safety, public order, public morality or public health and for the purposes of protecting lives and property, as well as the constitutional rights and freedom of other citizens. “The Nigeria Police Force is currently in possession of credible intelligence Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood reports that other interest groups are equally planning to hold a counter protest/matches on the same days at the same places/cities as the Tuface Group. “If these various planned protests/demonstrations are held as scheduled, that there may be breakdown of law and order, with attendant loss of lives and property. “To this end, the Nigeria Police Force deems it imperative to issue this press release that Innocent Idibia (a.k.a Tuface) and his group are hereby advised strongly to shelve their planned peaceful protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security. “That the other opposing groups are equally advised strongly to shelve its planned counter protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security. “That the Nigeria Police Force is prepared to employ every possible legal means for the maintenance of law and order; and for the protection of lives and property. “Consequently, members of the public, parents and guardians, religious/opinion leaders and other interest groups are strongly advised to prevail on their children and wards, followers and adherents not to allow themselves to be used by any group to cause disturbance of public peace and break down of law and…

If Muslim clerics preach the right message, followers won’t kill Christians – Pastor Kumoluyi

General Overseer of the Word Bible Church, Pastor Julius Kumoluyi, has said if Muslim clerics and Christian leaders preach the right thing, there will be no reason for followers to kill themselves. The G.O also said the perennial challenges in the nation’s political system have made it imperative for the nation to understudy advanced and successful democracies. Kumoluyi advised the nation’s leaders to consider inviting delegations comprising experts, technocrats and statesmen from countries with advanced democracies to share their experiences for Nigeria to learn from. The cleric, who spoke at the Ondo and Ekiti State headquarters of the Church at Igbara Odo Ekiti, during the ongoing February edition of the monthly three-day prayer meeting, said such summits on constant basis would shape the Nigerian experience and as well grow its democracy. He said: “What Nigeria has had under the different republics spanning about 29 years shows our democracy to be young and our experience little. There should be something in form of lectures and seminars whereby advanced democracies are invited to lecture us on how they got to where they are and what keeps them moving. The need to learn from successful experiences and advanced democracies cannot be over-emphasized at this time in the life of our country,” the cleric said. The pastor, who said taking up arms was never the way out of the present turmoil and incessant killings in the country, tasked Christian clerics to rise to the occasion by ensuring a return to “the God-given weapon which we have neglected. Our weapon is not physical, but spiritual – fasting and prayer. “Why don’t we call on God? Why don’t we come together to pray? If Christians resort to carrying of arms to fight, we will kill ourselves unnecessarily. The nation will be in disarray and there will be no peace and tranquility in the country,” he said. Kumoluyi, who said Muslims and Christians are creatures of God, condemned killings on any basis including religion as he advised clerics of the two faiths to pray and preach the truth to the adherents. “Muslim and Christian clerics should pray and preach the right message to their followers including making them realize that killing cannot solve our problems. Let the people know the true word of God which will put them on the right path. “If Muslim clerics preach the right thing, there will be no reason for followers to kill Christians. If Christian clerics preach the right thing, there will be no reason for followers to kill Muslims, then the nation will be at peace,” the cleric…

Mbaka is Fulani superstitious idol worshiper, not God’s preacher – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described the Spiritual leader of the Adoration Ministries in Enugu, Rev Fr Mbaka, as a fake Fulani superstitious idol worshipper. IPOB made the allegation while reacting to Mbaka’s recent comments on the pro-Biafra group. In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB said Mbaka’s ideologies were being controlled by hunger and lack of good education and knowledge on issues. Referring to the priest as “Usman Mbaka,” the group alleged that priest has many contradictions in his teaching when compared to the Holy Bible. The statement reads, “From what Usman Mbaka said in his video about IPOB, you would have thought that the same Jesus he worships sells olive oil and pure water in his name, was 1000 years old when he started his ministry that changed the course of human history. “Every morning and night, this Fulani fake miracle selling superstitious idol worshiper kneel down to ask Jesus that died at the youthful age of 33 for money, protection and even more fools to attend his adoration ground for prayer to the same 33 year old saviour. “A man that destroyed Nigeria without firing a single bullet is greater than Nigeria, talk less of hungry, poorly educated men that think they are Igbo elites. “You see, Mbaka does not know the word of God, neither is he educated enough to understand historical events. It is fair to conclude therefore, that Usman Mbaka is not a priest of God. If Mbaka evidentially and demonstrably is not a servant of God, he must therefore a child of Satan and servant of Baal. “Why didn’t God use Reuben who was the eldest son of Jacob instead of Joseph who is second to the last? Why did God choose baby Moses, even as he was in a basket to lead his people out of Egypt instead of Moses’ father or another elder from the Hebrew community in Goshen Egypt? Why didn’t God choose one of the elders of Israel to lead the assault on the land Canaan but instead chose Joshua? “Why did God choose Samuel instead of the older more established priests from the house of Levi to serve in his temple instead of the boy Samuel? “Why did God anoint and make a young David king over Israel when there were ‘elites’ and men of the law he could have chosen a king from? Why was Jesus the son of a carpenter, at the very tender age of 11 preach against the doctrine and hypocrisy of the all powerful Pharisees and Sadducees or the corruption of the Sanhedrin? IPOB noted that the world knows only Jesus not the high priest of the temple or anyone from Sanhedrin. The group maintained that the same God has chosen its leader, Nnamdi Kanu and not anybody from Ohaneze Ndigbo, South-East or South South Governors Forum or so called elites to lead the struggle for secession. The statement reads further, “On a temporal note, the greatest general in recorded history is Alexander the Great of Macedonian. Guess what, he conquered all the known world before the age of 30 which to Usman Mbaka is too young and age to be considered an elite. “To him an Igbo elite is a corrupt disease ridden inconsequential Igbo homosexual trading his body for political favours from one Hausa Fulani town to another. “This is the type of God forsaken cowards and people Usman Mbaka want to lead the resurgent Biafran agitation. The same old men that did nothing about Igbo presidency until IPOB came along, they did not build second Niger Bridge, they did not build Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, neither did they use their elitism to build Onitsha-Enugu Expressway either. “The question Usman Mbaka must answer is, what has any of the men he is proposing should lead IPOB done for Biafra? Why didn’t these ‘elites’ as he calls them rise up and agitate for Biafra before Nnamdi Kanu came, that is, before God determined that Nnamdi Kanu should come; who stopped them? Nnamdi Kanu, Uche Mefor, Clifford Iroanya, Emma Nmezu, Nnennaya Anya, Ikenna Nwanonenyi, Chika Edoziem, Uchenna Asiegbu and many others are more educated, sophisticated, patriotic and more enlightened than all the Igbo elites put…

Comparing me with Obiano is like comparing Messi with Mberi Secondary school player – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has taken a swipe at his Anambra State counterpart, Willie Obiano. Okorocha said juxtaposing his achievements with that of Obiano was like comparing Messi of Barcelona FC with the left wing player of Mbieri Secondary school.  The governor challenged newsmen in the South-East to make a comparison of governance and infrastructural development in Imo and Anambra States to confirm his assertion. His statement was against the background of Obiano’s denial of the claim by the Imo State governor that three of the four other South-East governors were planning to join the All Progressives Congress, APC. Okorocha, while reacting to Obiano’s denial, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, in Owerri warned the Anambra governor to stop the use of motor park languages and start behaving like ‘His Excellency.’ “That kind of motor park language was unexpected from a governor of a state who answers His Excellency, even when the Anambra governor did not explain what he meant by that. In what way was Governor Okorocha not an example of what a leader should be?  “Governor Okorocha’s claim was a healthy one, expected to provoke sound debates, which is the beauty of democracy. “Governors with ideas and the right exposure gave their polite reactions, but the one without ideas (Obiano) took to insults. Only men with nothing to offer in terms of ideas take delight in insulting others. Men of ideas do not insult others. “Leadership is all about ideas and service. Luckily enough, Obiano has been governor for almost four years while Okorocha has also been governor for five years now. Let Obiano publish his achievements in Anambra State even with high IGR, and let Governor Okorocha also publish his achievements in Imo. Then, we take off from there. “As governor, Owelle Okorocha came up with ideas and popular policies like free education at all levels which has been working well in Imo, Community Government Councils (CGC), urban renewal programme, Ikuola Nkwu, Imo Air, massive road networks, building of universities, infrastructural revolution, and so many others. Let Governor Obiano mention at least one programme his government in Anambra State is known for, almost four years as governor.  “We may at this point, challenge journalists from the South-East to embark on project tours of Imo and Anambra and make their findings known to the public. Obiano, no doubt, has taken Anambra State several kilometres backward, while in Imo, Okorocha has raised the bar of leadership or governance. “To say the least, comparing Okorocha with Obiano is like comparing Messi of Barcelona FC with the left wing player of Mbieri Secondary in Mbaitolu LGA of Imo…

200 Nigerian Air Force Men Return From Gambia

Two hundred of the Nigerian Air Force personnel sent for peace keeping in Banjul, The Gambia, are back home, after what they called a successful campaign in the country. The officers and men who arrived at about 6:30 on Thursday evening, were brought in an Air Force plane. The troops were part of the ECOWAS military force sent to restore democracy in The Gambia. Former President Yayah Jameh had refused to step down after losing an election to current President Adama Barrow. The officers and airmen were received by Air Vice Marshal, James Gbum at the Air Force wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. ECOWAS decided to engage its military after the mediating team led by Nigerian leader, Muhammadu Buhari, could not convince President Jammeh to relinquish power to then president-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow. Mr Jammeh had earlier said he would accept the result of the election but changed his mind few days later, insisting that another election should be held. Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Mr Mohammed Dan-Ali, explained that ECOWAS decided in a meeting to use its standby force in upholding the result of the presidential election held in December 2016, which produced Mr Adama Barrow as winner. The Minister added that in line with the ECOWAS directive, the Nigerian military would deploy its assets to protect the people of The Gambia and maintain regional peace and security. The mission was accomplished when Mr Adama Barrow was successfully sworn-in as President in neighbouring Senegal with Jammeh left with no other option than to leave few days after. This paved the way for the return of Barrow as President, but the ECOWAS troops had to remain in the country ahead of the arrival of the elected President Adama Barrow. ECOWAS said that it was retaining troops from Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana to secure the city for the next six days ahead of President Adama Barrow’s…

Garden Eggs has many health benefits. It can help you to lose weight as well as prevent other cardio-vascular diseases

PEOPLE who want to lose weight can achieve it now by consuming plenty of garden eggs. According to Jummai Hassan, a nutritionist with Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, garden egg also known as eggplant “have low calorie, low sodium, low protein and is very high in dietary fibre and potassium. It’s a fruit that is classified under vegetables and anyone who really want to lose weight should eat fresh garden egg. “When you take garden egg, it fills the tummy because of its fibre content which reduces the food you consume, thereby reducing the calories and body weight.” She said that the high fibre content in eggplant helps to reduce bad cholesterol in the body, thereby protecting the heart. According to her, garden eggs help to regulate the blood pressure and maintain and regulate the function of the heart. She said that because of the high fibre and low soluble carbohydrate content of the eggplant, it controls glucose absorption and reduces the risk of hypertension and is very low in calorie content, such that when a diabetic person consumes it, it suppresses the sugar level and brings the blood pressure down. She added that garden eggs have anti-ulcer remedy, which could be used as a treatment for ulcer while noting that they do not protect one from having ulcer but that the anti ulcer content in the fruit suppresses the ailment. Also, a study conducted by S. A. Igwe, Dora Akunyili and C. Ogbogu, published in the 2003 issue of the journal of Ethnopharmacology on ‘Effects of Garden Egg on some visual functions of visually active Igbos of Nigeria’, found out that eating plenty of garden egg can help lower eye pressure in persons with glaucoma. Garden eggs, could be eaten raw or cooked. The garden egg plant apart from being a source of vegetable also has numerous health benefits which are essential for the overall development of the human body.  Its acceptability cuts across religious, tribal, cultural and ethnic groups in Nigeria, hence the wide usage of the garden egg plant. Garden egg fruit is beneficial and nourishing to the body because it is rich in vitamin which provides the body with both soluble vitamin and water soluble vitamins; they are rich in thiamine required for normal growth and proper functioning of the heart and nervous system and niacin needed for cellular respiration. Garden egg is one of the anti cancer fruit which has been used for over decades, to fight against cancer and other diseases. In Most African countries, this fruit is a highly valued delicacy and constituent of the African food. It also represents fertility and blessing and thus, common to find it served during wedding ceremonies in some communities across the African continent. For weight reduction, garden egg is the perfect recipe for achieving weight loss within a short period of time because it is very low in calorie content. This is why experts are encouraging people that want to lose weight to eat more of the fresh form, just as people that are told to protect their heart against cholesterol effects should make it their delight. Ndubuisi Nwakakwa, physician/consultant Acupuncturist at Green leaves clinic and Acupuncture center, Ilasamaja, Lagos, said that garden egg has the power of reducing a high level of blood cholesterol level which is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart diseases. According to him when cooked in oil, it contains more than 300 calories due to absorption of extra fat. “Even though garden egg is generally said not to contain huge amount of protein and other nutrients, it is low in sodium and very rich in high dietary fibre, it is also high in potassium, a necessary salt that helps in maintaining the function of the heart and regulates blood pressure. Nwakakwa said that the benefits of garden egg to the human body are…

Al-Makura Calls For Peace And Sanity In The State

The Nasarawa State governor, Tanko Al-Makura has called for relative peace and sanity being enjoyed in the state. He made the call during the first Executive Council Meeting of the year in Lafia, the state capital. “There appears to be a tremendous amount of sanity, peace within the state, I urge all of us in the council and other stakeholders outside to give their support towards creating an amicable atmosphere between communities ” He also disclosed the distribution of relief materials to affected communities of communal clashes which he said will commence soon. “We are planing to also make certain support with regards to rehabilitation of areas that were affected during the communal clashes in the past two years”. “We have started procuring some food items to reduce the hardship of people whose farms were destroyed and could not preserve some of their harvest, we would soon invite such communities to the Government House to get some of this relief materials”, he said. Award of Contract  “In our quest to add value to governance, we have awarded contracts over 700 million for the construction of culverts and bridges across the entire state” He assured that work will kick start in earnest to meet up deadline of completion before the rain sets in. “Work will commence this week, all contractors are given 45 days to ensure that this culverts and small bridges are completed” “Some of the bridges are quite big and will take more than the timeline, such have been identified and time will be given to them to make progress. “As far as we are concerned more than 80 per cent of the culverts and bridges around the state will be completed before the onset of the rains”, he…

EMPOWERMENT SCHEME: South East missing in FG’s loans for states

· 23,400 beneficiaries from 13 states receive N100,000 each The Federal Govern­ment pressed on with its economic empow­erment and pover­ty alleviation programme on Monday, by disbursing loans to 23,400 beneficiaries in 13 states. Shockingly, none of the beneficiaries came from any of the five states in the South East geopolitical zone. This is not the first time the region is missing in the development and economic packages unveiled by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. When the Federal Govern­ment unveiled a $29.96 billion foreign loan for the provision of infrastructure across the coun­try, none of the projects to be executed with the loan was lo­cated in Igboland.  Similarly, when the gov­ernment recently paid N5,000 monthly stipends to some poor Nigerians under its Social Inter­vention Scheme, all the states in the South East were excluded. The current loans are be­ing disbursed through the Fed­eral Government’s Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). The Presidency, which an­nounced this on Monday, list­ed the benefitting states as Ad­amawa, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Ekiti, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Lagos, Osun and Ogun. Others are Oyo, Ondo, Rivers and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It did not give reasons for the obvious omission of states in the South East from the scheme. The micro-credit scheme, which is a non-interest loan scheme, with only a one-time 5 per cent administrative fee for costs, is targeted at micro-en­terprises: traders, artisans, mar­ket men and women, entrepre­neurs, as well as farmers, with the involvement of cooperatives and executed through the Bank of In­dustry (BOI). Although over 23,000 people have benefited from the loans al­together, over one million people have already enrolled for the pro­gramme across the country and are expected to benefit this year, said a statement issued by the Of­fice of the Vice-President. To facilitate the loans’ dis­bursement, four payment provid­ers have been signed-on for the programme mostly in the urban areas. The next wave of payment providers, coming on stream by March 2017, would provide a much wider coverage in the ru­ral areas. The loans range from N10,000 to N100,000 per appli­cant. While the loans would be paid directly to individuals, the beneficiaries are expected to be­long to registered associations and/or cooperatives as the case may be, to ensure that they are peer-endorsed as credible, and to facilitate timely repayments. All beneficiaries must have BVNs and bank accounts, said the statement, which further an­nounced that in continuation of the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme, actual feed­ing of pupils is expected to com­mence this week in Ogun and Oyo States, while Ebonyi State will soon follow suit. “Contrary to insinuations in some quarters and inaccurate re­ports in some sections of the me­dia, there are no payment issues or any kind of food rationing taking place in states where the Homegrown School Feeding Pro­gramme has kicked off. “While the Federal Govern­ment has paid all approved cooks based on the number of pupils al­located to each cook, it is the State that provides the number of pu­pils to be fed. And where those figures change, the next batch of FG payment would reflect it. “Specifically, where the num­ber of pupils increase, the State will communicate the increase and approve the review. The numbers of the new pupils are then physically verified, before a commensurate number of cooks are engaged, trained and then paid”, it added. Also, government has adopt­ed a system of paying the cooks 10 days in advance payment for feeding. The programme is designed to ensure that no cook feeds more than 150 pupils a day, but in some cases, the numbers are as low as 35 children per cook. The meal, which must be sufficient and nutritious, is cost­ed around locally sourced items and approved by the State under the N70 per child provision by the Federal Government. Food quality is monitored at the school level through the head teachers, the Parent Teacher As­sociation (PTA), and the state monitoring teams. …

Sultan Tasks State Governors To Prioritise Youth Empowerment

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has tasked the Nigerian state governors to give priority to job creation and youth empowerment. The Sultan, who is the President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, proposed that the recommendation would end the menace of restiveness and violent crime bedeviling Nigeria. He noted that if youths were fully engaged in meaningful ventures, they would not avail themselves as tools for perpetrating violence and other heinous crimes in the society. The monarch made the recommendation in Lokoja during the inauguration of the Kogi State Revenue House which was built by the Governor Yahaya Bello led administration. He commended Governor Bello for striving hard in bringing development to the people in the face of the economic recession and dwindling resources. The Sultan urged the people of Kogi State to support the governor in the development of the state. “Today we’ve gathered to (witness) this very important occasion after praying at the mosque this afternoon. “We are here to commission the building which of course, you all know the importance of money. “Nothing works without money; money is needed in everything to achieve a goal. “We are therefore grateful to God for us to be part of history to commission this project,” he said. Lack Of Vision In his address, the Executive Chairman of the revenue board, Mr Yakubu Oseni, said that what existed as a revenue house before the building was erected was nothing to write home about. “In retrospect, we may recall that at his inauguration ceremony, his excellency (Governor Bello) declared unreservedly that he will take this state to an enviable height. “True to this declaration, we have gathered here to witness the commissioning of the revenue house. “There is no better way to walk the walk than for us to witness the commissioning of this revenue house today. “Your royal majesties, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, let me emphasise for better understanding that what existed as revenue house before we came on board left a lot to be desired, it was in a state of comatose. “This was largely due to lack of vision and mission, accountability, transparency and sound leadership,” he said. The event was witnessed by top government functionaries, royal fathers, religious leaders and indigenes from the 21 local government areas of the state among others. The ceremony also marked the first year of Governor Bello’s administration as the fourth Executive Governor of Kogi…

Nigerian Customs Intercepts 661 Pump Action Rifles

A large cache of arms enough to arm a battalion of soldiers has been confiscated by the Nigerian Customs Service in Lagos. The Comptroller General, Colonel Hameed Ali, (rtd) on Monday, told newsmen at Ikeja, that despite the Federal Government’s ban on pump action rifles and other firearms, 661 pieces of the rifle were found in 49 boxes. According to him, they were concealed in steel doors and other merchandise goods in a 40-feet container conveyed in a Mack truck with registration number BDG 265 XG. Colonel Ali said that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the illegal importation. Officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service at the federal operations Unit Zone A, Ikeja Lagos, were seen watching over the seized large fire arms. The container according to the Customs Service was arrested around the Apapa- Mile 2 expressway where it was discreetly packed. Sources say the goods were manufactured in China, and taken through Turkey into Lagos, Nigeria. The Customs boss revealed that preliminary investigation shows that the consignment went through clearance at the Lagos port but that all the officers behind the deal were undergoing interrogation while other suspects were in custody. It is unknown how the cargo was successfully cleared from the seaport and also the final destination the arms were being taken…

Justice Ademola’s Trial: Prosecution Alleges Harassment Of Witnesses

The trial of Justice Ademola, his wife and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Joe Aginhas, has continued with the prosecution, alleging that his witnesses are being harassed; a situation he believes might affect the case. The prosecution, Mr Segun Jegede, told the court that one of his witnesses allegedly escaped an assassination attempt the night before and that the said witness says someone had called him to broker a meeting with the defendants. He therefore asked the court for witness protection because according to him, the witnesses are the property of the court. Objecting to the statement, counsel to Justice Ademola, Mr Oyeachi Ikpeazu, said the tales being told were to continue to instigate media trial and prejudice the trial. According to him, if any crime had been perceived to have occurred, the right thing would have been to approach the security agencies to launch an investigation and file charges if anyone was found culpable, rather than trying to court public sentiments. He therefore urged the court not to listen to the prosecution. Meanwhile, in a short ruling, Justice Jude Okeke said that the prosecution had complained that his witnesses were being threatened, but did not say who was threatening them. Okeke further stated: “However, since he says the case is working the purview of the DPO of the Maitama Police station in Abuja, the court will not interfere with its investigation.” He however added that for the sake of the trial, the Inspector General of Police is to provide security and protection for all the parties and witnesses in the case including the defense and prosecution to prevent any thing that would interfere with smooth hearing of the case. Earlier, the court had ruled that even though the prosecution did not provide a summary of what its witness from a commercial bank will say, in regards to the financial statements of the defendants, in the interest of justice, the court will order the prosecution to attach the necessary documents required for the said witness to testify. The defense counsels had urged the court to not allow the said witness testify in the case, since the prosecution did not comply with the…

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2017 Budget: House Decries Low Allocation To Health Sector

The House of Representatives has faulted the allocation of 304 billion naira to the health sector in the 2017 budget. The Chairman of House Committee on Health Services, Chike Okafor, expressed his disapproval for the allocation on Monday at the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The lawmaker was speaking at a meeting of lawmakers, health workers and representatives of donor agencies, where they discussed how to ensure the speedy revitalisation of primary healthcare centres across Nigeria. Representative Okafor said that the funds allocated to the Ministry of Health would not in any way address the needs in the sector. He highlighted the Federal Government’s revitalisation programme of about 1,000 primary healthcare centres as one of the needs in the sector. Meanwhile, the Country Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, and the Deputy Director of Family Health Department at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ovuoraye John, commended the revitalisation programme. They stated that the programme would address the challenges of manpower and equipment faced by the centres. The experts, however, said that the programme must be backed by support from both the Federal Government and international agencies. Other participants noted that although there was 80% improvement in terms of capital expenditure of the 2017 budget compared to that of 2016, the proposed health budget was cumulatively lower than that of 2016 due to naira…

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One Die As Suicide Bomber Detonates Device In Dalori, Maiduguri

A suicide bomber has detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the Dalori quarters in Maiduguri, Borno State. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the incident. According to the Media Relations Officer of the Agency, Sani Datti, “Our search and rescue officers are already on their way to the scene, we will give you details soon.” Meanwhile, the Civilian Joint Task Force reported that the explosion occurred after a suicide bomber stormed the Dalori quarters mosque in the early hours of Tuesday, during the morning prayers, killing self and one other worshipper. Few meters from Dalori quarters is the Internally Displaced Persons camp, home to 23,000…

Emir Of Kano Decries Poor Education System In Northern Nigeria

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has decried the high rate of illiteracy in the northern part of Nigeria. According to him, the situation is totally unacceptable if the region must catch up with other parts of the country. The Emir made his position known on Saturday, at an education conference which took place in Kaduna state. He also blamed the British colonial education policy in pre-independence Nigeria, as one of the factors most responsible for the education backwardness of northern Nigeria. Speaking further, the Emir, identified key areas which the northern leaders must address to overcome their challenges. They include: birth control, re-examination of social policies, and making maximum investment of funds for education. While correcting the notion that northern traditional rulers and the Islam religion, are against western education, Sansui also stressed that any governor or leader that fails to give priority to education and healthcare is simply implementing the anti-north policy of the British colonial masters. He believes that the high rate of illiteracy, poverty and insecurity in the region if left unchecked, is both detrimental to its citizens as well as the country in general. The traditional ruler then appealed to governors and other leaders from the region to invest enough funds into education and healthcare services for the future of the younger generation. On the other hand, a member of the Northern Elders Forum and former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullahi, says the current socio-economic challenges in the north, where over 15 million children are out of school and 62 per cent of graduates are unemployed, calls for serious concern for leaders and citizens of the region. He also emphasised the need for leaders to invest more in education and other sectors of the economy; for them to be able to catch up with other parts of the country. Also speaking at the gathering was the Kano state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who equally relived the patrotism and commitment of the leaders of the region in the past, and noted that only education of the citizens will pull the region out of its present state of poverty and backwardness. Blessed with large land mass and population size, as well as abundant mineral deposits, participants at the summit came to a common agreement that northern Nigeria has no reason to be poor. The new resolve according to them is therefore for the people as well as the leaders, to go back to the visions and dreams of the founding fathers whose tenure brought about unity and development of the region in the…

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BREAKING: I’ll Allow Biafra To Secede If Only Niger Delta Will Remain In Nigeria – Buhari

In a hush-hush meeting allegedly held by some of the Northern leaders with President Muhammadu Buhari early this month, the President revealed to the Northern Leaders that serious pressure is being mounted on him, to obey the United Nations Charter on Self-Determination, and unconditionally release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. According to Buhari, he was also advised to desist from further violation of Kanu's fundamental Human Rights alongside Rights of other Biafra agitators held in different Nigerian prisons, and to also allow for a UN monitored referendum to test if the people of Biafra wish to continue with Nigeria or not. He also told them that international community said that they have enough evidence that he (Buhari) and his government is violating the fundamental Human Rights of Biafrans by using brutal force on Biafrans during peaceful protests and rallies. He also told the Northern Leaders that if nothing is done urgently, that one day, the North will wake up and lose all they asset of Nigeria to Biafra, that there may soon be a UN statement on issue of Biafra and the violation of their fundamental Human Rights, which may result to a call for Biafra referendum. According to the source, after their deliberations, Buhari told the Northern leaders that he will only allow Biafra to go on one condition, and that the condition according to him, is that the Niger Delta will be carved out-to remain in Nigeria, then only the Igbo-speaking States of South-East will be allowed to go as Biafra. Also, that all the national assets such as refineries, sea ports, airports, telecomm, etc, belonging to federal government, especially those located within the Biafra territory, must be completely sold off before the referendum would be allowed to take place.   …

‘Holy Bible Clearly Says Gay Marriage Is An Evil Act, It Therefore Has No Place In America’ – President Trump

US President, Donald Trump has allegedly frowned at the news of a gay couple that wants to get married February, a US tabloid reports. Recall several social issues disappeared from the WhiteHouse.gov site Friday, including a page dedicated to LGBT rights. A report on the Labor Department’s website on LGBT workers rights was also removed. Advocates for the LGBT community have worried about what a Trump administration would mean for the progress made on equality issues under President Obama. As a candidate, President Trump said he is opposed to same-sex marriage which is clearly spelt out in the Holy Book as evil. Similarly, vice president Pence has taken strong anti-gay rights stances throughout his political career. And while it’s standard for the new administration to update the White House’s official website with its agenda as part of the transition it is notable that the Trump administration did not choose to include anything about the LGBT community. In a statement Friday afternoon, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said, “If President Trump truly believes in uniting the country, now is the time to make clear whether he will be an ally to the LGBTQ community in our struggle for full equality. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to protect our community and our progress.” …

NOTICE OF MEETING TO ALL THE LOC ON ADA NA OKPALA IDEMILI NA IDEANI BEAUTY PAGEANT 2017.

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A DAY OF MARATHON INSPECTION: OFEREKPE WATER TREATMENT PLANT

On Saturday, Governor Umahi went on his usual inspection tour across the state, he inspected several projects in several Local Government Areas. The projects includes, Roads Construction sites, Water fountains, Water treatment plants, Bridges, Flyovers, Street lights projects etc. One of the project Gov Umahi inspected yesterday is the OFEREKPE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, IKWO LGA, this plant will soon be put to use, Ebo nyi people will soon start using water from Oferekpe water treatment plant and so many other water treatment plants which are currently under construction by Engr David Nweze Umahi administration. I present to you pictures taken yesterday at the Oferekpe High Lift Water treatment Plant. Governor Umahi is committed in transforming Ebonyi state. PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT NOW # EbonyiGaAkariAbuja # Ebonyi_Is_On_The_Rise # EbonyiIsWorking # DaveIsWorking …

EXPOSED! – Fulani Leaders Reveals Why They Massacre Only Christians & For Who [Details and names Will Shock You]

The genesis of the ethnic cleansing going on in Kaduna state which has the full backing of Governor of the state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai an Islamist fanatic and President Muhammadu Buhari who through his various aides has stated that he is not concerned about the killing of 808 Christians from Southern Kaduna, has been revealed to be a retaliatory attack over the death of foreign Fulani fighters in Kaduna in 2011. The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Kaduna State in a release yesterday revealed the reasons and who is after the killings of christians, which started after Muhammadu Buhari lost the presidential election in 2011. …

FACEOFF: Release Nnamdi Kanu & Let Biafrans Go – Gambian Former President Fires Back At Buhari From Exile

As Reported by Afrivibes;  The outgoing Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has accused Buhari, for asking him to step down for a democratically elected president. He said Buhari has no moral right to tell him what to do, when Nnamdi Kanu is still in the prison for no reasons. He made it clear that President Buhari is holding Biafrans captive in Nigeria. We know he hate them, so he should let them go for his own good. However, until the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released, Buhari should stop interfering with issues concerning my country! Yahya Jammeh of Gambia Speaks from exile. He went on to stress this, Now that i have handed over power, the next focus will be on buhari, because if care is not taken, he will end up the way i did. He went further to reveal Buhari's plan against biafran's which he said, "Citizens must be aware of this hidden plans": …

Canada Lottery Opens For Nigerians And Other Countries March 1(See Details) By Divine Ifeoma Ezeokafor

Who Loves Canada? This Is Your Breakthrough. Canada Announces Visa Lottery Program Canada yesterday approved a visa lottery program similar to the U.S DV visa lottery which will give opportunity to winners to settle in Canada, work and obtain Canadian Citizenship after 4 years for 16 eligible countries. Canada used to run the Highly Skilled Migrant Program which is tailored for skilled workers from certain levels to enter and work in Canada. Eligible countries include Oman, Ethiopia, Philippines, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Nigeria, Gambia, Cameroon, Kenya, Pakistan, Zambia, Thailand, Uganda,Fiji and Lesotho. Under the new visa lottery program, every winner is required to have obtained at least a high school education or its equivalent or have two years of recent work experience in an occupation that requires at least two years of training or experience. Vocational training is also considered a substitute for high school education unlike the U.S. DV Lottery. Canadian Immigration and Citizenship encourages applicants to apply on their own although applicants are allowed to have someone else submit on their behalf. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that information in the entry is correct and complete. Entries that are not correct or complete may be disqualified. It is free to register for the program. Entrants who submit more than one entry will be disqualified. Registration for entries will be opened on March 1, 2017. Entrants will be notified of their selection and interview appointment beginning August 1, 2017. Checking your status online is the only way you will be notified if you are selected. You will not be notified by phone, letter, or email. cc: Yinka Theisen …

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ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMED IDF N.G.O NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN FOR THE YEAR 2016:ENGR BUILDER EDMUND MEZUE

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Autobiography Of Sen. Uche Ekwunife

Sen. Uche Ekwunife (born 1970) is a Nigerian politician and member of the 8th Nigerian Senate. Ekwunife was born in 1970 in Nri in Anaocha when her surname was Ogudebe. Her first degree was in Business and accounting which she earned at the University of Calabar. She then took an MBA at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. She had a career in banking where she rose to be an area manager. She married a businessperson from her home community. She and Chief Larry Ekwunife have children. Ekwunife stood for election twice unsuccessfully.    She was later elected as a senator in 2015 for Anambra Central. There were over 100 senators elected in the 8th National Assembly, but only six of these were women. The others were Rose Okoji Oko, Stella Oduah, Fatimat Raji Rasaki, Oluremi Tinubu and Binta Garba. Ekwunife had won the 2015 election but only by switching from one of the leading political parties to the other. Because of this her election was challenged and in December 2015 her seat was declared vacant. Ekwanife was unable to get her former political parties backing for the bi-election for her former seat. …

Abia State Emergency Medical Services to be launched by Ada Kalu

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Professor Folurunsho Isaac Adewole, will at 11am this morning launch the Abia State Emergency Medical Services alongside the State Commissioner for Health Dr John Ahukanna at the E-Library complex Umuahia. The State's Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is designed to pick up patients from all over the state, administer life saving treatment and evacuate to hospitals in the state. It is to be contrasted with the already existing ASPIMSS Ambulance services which are focused on evacuation of accident victims to the hospital by the fact that the EMS vehicles are equipped to perform other medical interventions before getting to the hospital as well as manage other medical situations outside road accidents. Dr Chukwuemeka Nwakanma (US trained practitioner) is the coordinator of the EMS project with Dr Kalu Steven Akpalaeji and other medical professionals assisting him. Service will be available via phone call to 717 (all networks) with a modern 247 call Centre available at the E-Library Complex. Abia will continue to make all round progress under the watch of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.  …

Anambra State Guber Race Heats Up: By Datapoints Good

POLITICAL ARENA OF ANAMBRA STATE HEATS UP AGAIN: Irrespective of the declaration of Gov. Willy Obiano of Anambra State to contest under APGA, he shall still get a tougher competition from APC and PDP. Anambra people believed that there are still better people out there and do not wish to mention names for even willy was not the better candidate until he was forced on the people if it was a lie, ask Sen. Uche ekwunuife or Sen. Andy Ubah or Ifeanyi ubah. …

THE KIND OF JUJU RICH NIGERIANS DO TO REMAIN WEALTHY By Anayo M. Nwosu

Chief Uwaezuoke could no longer bear his grief. None of his kinsmen came around for the burial his son, the third to die in two years. "What manner of wickedness is this?" His people were asking. "How can a man be so callous to be sacrificing his children one after the other for earthly riches?"They queried. Nobody in the town except the priests and the medical professionals believed Chief Uwaezuoke's claim that his children were dying of complications from sickle Cell Anaemia. We thought he was lying because he was a wealthy man. As a growing child at Nnewi, a town with the highest density of self-made millionaires per hamlet in Nigeria, I was convinced by the fables and the queer behaviors of the wealthy indigenes that there was something or a kind of juju behind any stupendous wealth. Stories were abound how the rich sacrificed their manhood, children, parents and spouses to Satan to get and remain rich. Some other wealthy men, we heard, were members of a powerful Yoruba and Benin controlled secret cult or fraternity. My own proof of the satanic link of the wealthy is their reluctance to give money easily as a help to their downtrodden relatives who they deemed failures. They would rather empower outsiders who also work for them. I believed that the rich man was a treasurer of his kinsmen and should disburse the money on request to relatives. Though I coveted the allure of riches, I was not ready to spend eternity in the hell our village priest painted. What would it benefit a man to enjoy in this short world and spend eternity in hell fire? Our parish priest would ask to drive home the fear of hell fire. When I landed a banking job after my postgraduate education, I decided to make a systematic study of my rich customers to ascertain if there were things other than satanic powers that made them so wealthy. Where else can one gauge the size of wealth of the rich than from their bank account activities? Applying research tools I perfected in the university, I profiled my customers and selected about top ten of them for analysis. I was shocked to find out that many of the rich in the records of the banks I had worked in were heavy borrowers. They borrow billions to trade or as working capital to run their factories and businesses. I also noticed that any of them that failed to repay the loans as at when due would be blacklisted and their property or collateral pledged to secure the loans would be sold by the bank to cover the gaps. Could that be the reason why the rich wouldn't bring out money to share or would surround themselves with value-adding staff irrespective of nativity? Could it also be the reason why the rich would not keep funding the pleasures of their relatives otherwise they wouldn't be able to repay their loans? Many of their close relatives except their mistresses complain of the rich man's tightfistedness. I was to find out that many very rich people invest properly. They buy stocks, property and build linkages. They also have an excellent customer service culture. Many of the rich are ultra committed to their businesses. They have near perfect understanding of how their businesses work and are quick in identifying threats to their existence and address them. The wealthy don't play with legal advice as they always have good legal minds as friends. They are ahead of government regulations and know how to gain from any government's policies. They play with news, information and would pay a premium for their competitor's strategies. These guys would do anything to remain in the good books of their bankers as they know that the banks are the source of their oxygen. Still not convinced, I hitched a liberty to confront one of the richest Igbo men, my customer and my friend. I asked him if he had ever used human parts for rituals to make his money before he became large enough to attract banks' assistance. The man was happy that I asked the question as he could now understand why I would never agree to eat in his house. I never believed that a man could be that rich without a supernatural support. I didn't want to die young. The wealthy man told me how many businesses he had done before, the ones that failed and how huge a money he had lost in failed investments. He told me that nobody could make a dunce or a fool rich; not even Lucifer himself. He also told me that none of the people that won huge lotteries turned out to be the richest in their cities. My friend attributed his success to his "never quit" mentality. He keeps trying until he succeeds and would always seek for experts advice which had saved him a lot of money. That got me thinking. I have come to conclude that the juju that create and sustain wealth of the rich are intelligence, diligence, hard work, good interpersonal skills, good credit rating, wise investments, eagerness to seek good counsel, ability to identify talents and use them, stubbornness and self belief. Even with my little progress in life, a woman last year December, returned the gift of money I gave her son who was a university student. I felt scandalized. The woman was resolute and didn't leave me in doubt as per the clear message she intended to pass. And I got the message. She didn't want anybody to steal or covert her son's destiny or "akaraka". She begged me not to ever give money to any of her children and God would prove Himself if I ever did. I could hear the woman say in a low tone "ndi ogwu ego" meaning "ritualists" as she jammed the door of my living room after her. The fearful or rather suspicious woman though semi literate, was a new convert to a nearby Pentecostal church. She had acquired the powers to confront devil himself. I was for her, a small case to handle. Her pastor had enjoined them to be weary of the suddenly rich men and their destiny twisting antics. But I was wrongly classified as a rich man because no employee like me could be said to be rich. A sack from the paid job changes everything. The woman had an optical illusion of my real net worth. My employers had recently changed my status car to an SUV and the news circulating among my folks that I had visited India sometime ago didn't help matters. Nobody believed my story that I was sent to India by my employers for training. I could tell that to the marines! The locals in my town believed that India was the headquarters of juju and that anybody that went to India had gone to acquire a very potent juju. What a retribution or a payback for joining the multitude to accuse late Chief Uwaezuoke of sustaining his wealth by a sequential ritual sacrifice of his children! But, I did that in ignorance. For this and other slander I had committed against the hard working rich men Lord, please forgive me.…

Full Text On Donald Trump’s Inaugural Speech

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships, but we will get the job done. Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank you. Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people. For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day, this is your celebration, and this, the United States of America, is your country. What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. Jan. 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of an historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before. At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public, but for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation. An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge. And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. We are one nation, and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans. For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own and spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay. We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon. One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind. The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past and now we are looking only to the future. We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down. America will start winning again. Winning like never before. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams. We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and back to work rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor. We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American. We will seek friendship and good will with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow. We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth. At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear. We are protected, and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and most importantly, we will be protected by God. Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action constantly complaining but never doing anything about it. The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again. We stand at the birth of a new millennium ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow. A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American flag. And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the wind-swept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky. They fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator. So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words. You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way. Together we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And, yes, together, we will make America great again. Thank you. God bless you and God bless America! Thank you. God bless…

2019 Elections: Okorocha Optimistic APC Will Win

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha says he is optimistic that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the governorship seats in all the five southeast states, come 2019 elections. Governor Okorocha stated this when flagging off the APC membership registration in Ogboko Ward II in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State. The Governor urged all residents to register with the APC, as “the increase in the number of APC members will strengthen the party in the southeast”. He said that with the anti-corruption fight of the Buhari-led administration, he was optimistic that APC would win the governorship seats in all the southeast states come 2019. “This is Ogboko Ward II in Ideato South Local Government. This is where I vote every four years and I am here again to re-register as a member of APC as directed by our national headquarters. “I can see that many people are coming out to register, it shows how popular this party is and I have just flagged off the registration in my own ward,” he…

Etsako: INEC Takes Delivery Of Sensitive Materials In Edo

The Independent Electoral Commission in Edo State has taken delivery of the sensitive materials meant for the conduct of the Etsako Federal Constituency election billed for January 28, 2017. Briefing newsmen at the Central Bank of Nigeria premises in Benin City the Edo state capital, the Supervising Resident Electoral Commissioner for the election, Baritor Kpagih and party agents said they were satisfied with the materials brought. “We have just taken delivery of the sensitive materials from the Central Bank and we are heading to the Local Government Areas now. “You are all aware of the construction work going on in front of the INEC office which makes it a bit difficult for us to use that premises today. “So we agreed that the material will move from here direct to the various local government offices, that is what we are doing now. “We have just taken delivery of the materials and as you can see here the various party agents are here with us and confirmed the materials before the loading,” he said. Garba Sakwan from PDP Etsako West said: “We have seen the materials and we have carefully looked at them and are satisfied that what they brought from Abuja is what they have given to us that is meant for the election. We are satisfied with it for now.” Also an APC agent, Mohammad Momoh, said: “We have carefully observed that the materials brought is sealed and intact. “The numbers required in each local government was given to us and we are going to our various local government areas to ensure that we go about the election…

United Nations Advisor Commends Military’s Effort Against Insurgency

The Civil Military Advisor of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), Major General Moses Bisong Obi (rtd) has commended the leadership qualities of the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu. He said his leadership ingenuity contributed to the decimation of Boko Haram terrorists in North Eastern part of Nigeria. The Civil-Military Advisor to UN OCHA made the assertion during a courtesy call to the GOC at the Headquarters of the Division in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri Borno State. In a statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Division 7, Captain Emmanuel Onyeachonam, he congratulated, 7 Division for successfully chasing Boko Haram terrorists out of Nigerian territory, while condoling the command on the loss of officers and soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for the nation. The one time GOC 1 Division Nigerian Army also commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, describing him as the man behind the successful outing of Nigerian Army in the northeast and promised his agency’s support in the war against insurgency. Responding, the 7 Division GOC, Brigadier General Ezugwu described the services rendered by UN OCHA as quite critical in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists, adding that the visit will boost the morale of officers and soldiers of the Division. He promised to continue granting their requests for military assistance in terms of VIP escorts and convoy protection to high priority areas, to enable them function effectively to alleviate the sufferings of the IDPs in particular and delivery of humanitarian services across the theatre in…

APGA Asks FG To Release Nnamdi Kanu

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has asked the Federal Government to release the detained leader of the Independent People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu. The National Chairman of APGA, Mr Victor Oye, made the call on Thursday at a media briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Mr Oye based his stance on the court rulings which granted Mr Kanu bail on three occasions. He maintained that the Federal Government should obey the rule of law in the prosecution of the case. …

Court Orders Forfeiture Of Malabu Oil To FG

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, has ordered an interim forfeiture of oil prospecting licence 245, otherwise known as Malabu oil. The order, according to him, would last pending the conclusion of investigation and prosecution of Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Ltd, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd, Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd, Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd and other individuals named in connection with the act of conspiracy, bribery, official corruption and money laundering. Justice Tsoho, who gave the order, also ordered the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), to manage the oil processing licence of OPL 245, on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), told the court that it has taken steps in the interest of the public in view of the crimes and fraud against the Federal government of Nigeria. On December 20, 2016, the EFCC charged nine suspects, including former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, with respect to the $1.1bn scam. Other accused persons named in the charges filed by the EFCC before a Federal High Court in Abuja, were Etete, Aliyu Abubakar, Malabu Oil & Gas Limited, Rocky Top Resource Limited, Imperial Union Limited, Novel Properties & Dev. Co. Limited, Group Construction Limited and Megatech Engineering Limited. …

SLAP YOUR HUSBAND DAILY By Timothy Motivator Ofoegbu

Married women are the necks that that will help their husbands to carry the homes or they will be pains in their necks. They ought to be the home makers not home wreckers. They suppose to gladden their hearts by their words and actions not to break their hearts and dispatch them to early graves. A good wife must SLAP her husband every day.This is how to do it: S=SUBMIT TO HIM. Submitting to your husband does not mean you will be a a rag or doormat fo r him to march on. You are an individual with an identity. It simply means that you’re a godly woman that recognized God given authority. If you can leave your parents and adopt his surname and live with him, then see him as your leader. You may be more educated, wealthier and more religious than him but obey God that asks you to submit to him. L=LOVE HIS FAMILY MEMBERS. Some In-laws can behave like outlaws but true love conquers all injustice and persecutions. A wife that truly accepts, love and care for the family members of her husband will live long in that home and will always have the respect of her husband. Love them till it hurts. A=ASSIST HIM. God told Adam that He will give him a HELPER. A helper also means assistant, aide, helpmate, help-meet, deputy, auxiliary, right-hand woman, coworker, workmate, teammate, associate, colleague and partner. Help him emotionally, spiritually and financially. Some women who earn more than their husbands are stingy and selfish. Others refuse to work or do business in order to help the man. Once again, God says to Adam “ I will give you a helper” not an ATM CARD or someone that stays at home all day watching Telemundo, Zeeworld and African magic channels on the television. P=PAMPER HIM. All men are Mama’s boys. Treat him like your first boyfriend. Pamper him with tender loving care. Talk to him with love and respect. Correct him with affection and never nag or criticize him all the time. Know how and when to prepare his best foods. Make his birthday and the wedding anniversary a celebration of love. Shower him with gifts like underwear, singlet, aftershave creams and perfumes. Never ever slap him but remain pretty and presentable to him as his own PRINCESS. Never forget: ”A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.”- Proverbs 14:1. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR MARRIAGE. …

Gay Marriage Is Evil, It Has No Place In America, America Belongs To God – President Trump

Several social issues disappeared from the WhiteHouse.gov site Friday, including a page dedicated to LGBT rights. A report on the Labor Department’s website on LGBT workers rights was also removed. Advocates for the LGBT community have worried about what a Trump administration would mean for the progress made on equality issues under President Obama. As a candidate, President Trump said he is opposed to same-sex marriage and Vice President Pence has taken strong anti-gay rights stances throughout his political career. And while it’s standard for the new administration to update the White House’s official website with its agenda as part of the transition it is notable that the Trump administration did not choose to include anything about the LGBT community. In a statement Friday afternoon, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said, “If President Trump truly believes in uniting the country, now is the time to make clear whether he will be an ally to the LGBTQ community in our struggle for full equality. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to protect our community and our…

President Trump Signs Executive Actions On Border Wall, Deports 92 Africans And This Happens Next… (Must See Video)

Donald Trump’s vow to tighten US borders and deport illegal immigrants is already being enforced as 92 immigrants of African origin were sent packing. The immigrants were deported on Wednesday, January 25 on the same day the US president signed the executive actions on building the wall along the Mexican border. 90 Somalis and two Kenyans were deported and arrived aboard an American Charter Airline, Omni at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya. The Somalis then proceeded to Mogadishu aboard a Juba Airways flight. Daily Nation reports that they deportees were accompanied by US security officials. Zipporah Waweru who is an official of Jomo Kenyatta airport confirmed that there had been a plane carrying Somalis in transit to Mogadishu. She however said she was not sure if they were deportees. “They have left and to me, they looked happy so I cannot for sure tell you that they were deported or not.” Trump had vowed to build the wall in order to prevent illegal immigrants from Mexico entering the US accusing them of bringing in crime. Part of the executive orders he signed also include visa denial for citizens of Syria and six other middle eastern and African countries. The other countries are: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. According to Reuters, Stephen Legomsky, the chief counsel at US citizenship and immigration services in the last administration, informed that Trump has the legal power to limit refugee admissions and the issuance of visas to specific countries if the administration determined it was in the public’s interest. The professor at Washington University School of Law in St Louis, said: “From a legal standpoint, it would be exactly within his legal rights. “But from a policy standpoint, it would be terrible idea because there is such an urgent humanitarian need right now for…

The Death Of MMM In Nigeria Fully Confirmed As Top Guider Flee To Philippines With His Lovely Wife {Must Read}

Social media is currently awash with reports that top MMM Guider in Nigeria, Chuddy Ugorji, and his wife, Amaka, have fled to the Philippines following the imminent collapse of the Ponzi scheme. Several Nigerian news sites and social media commentators credit the revelation to a NAN report. If Ugorji has indeed fled Nigeria, his move is coming barely 24 hours after he released some stringent conditions for the payment of hundreds of thousands of Nigerian investors. Meanwhile, the scheme on Wednesday issued new guidelines on its blog. The guidelines include a decision to set limit of withdrawal this week at N31, 000 maximum withdrawals. It added that freezing of bonuses is a suggestion that would be tabled before Sergey Mavrodi for his consideration. Ugorji had earlier given the impression that the Ponzi scheme had begun paying outstanding mavro (money) to Mavrodians, the participants of the scheme. But, sadly this has yet to become a reality. Although we could not ascertain the authenticity of his fleeing as at press time, findings on Ugorji’s Facebook revealed that many participants of the scheme have been left in the dark following the inability to be paid back their monies. Several messages sent by this correspondent to his Facebook page and those of his wife have been read but not acknowledged. The MMM guider who is quite active on social media and is fond of immediately addressing allegations levelled against him on Facebook, has kept mum this time. His last update was posted on January 6 and ever since, he has failed to respond to the heightened fears. In his last post, which he titled Disclaimer Notice, he denied being behind another fast-rising Ponzi scheme, HELP NAIJA. “This Disclaimer Notice is an express warning to all participants of MMM NIGERIA that I (Chuddy Urgorji) never launched any community named HELPNAIJA and am not part of any Donation Exchange or Mutual Aid Donation apart from MMM Nigeria, and as such have nothing to do with whoever came up with the idea claiming I launched HELPNAIJA on the 3rd of January 2017 and its as such have no affiliation to MMM NIGERIA, it is an imitation of MMM NIGERIA and not in anyway related.
Please Disregard any information not posted on My Facebook Wall.
Wish you all a prosperous New Year ,God bless you all,” he wrote. In another related move, his wife has also since deleted all MMM related posts from public view on her Facebook page. Recall that in December, his wife, Amaka, had earlier calmed frayed nerves in a Facebook message she posted assuring MMM participants of the scheme’s return. Meanwhile this is not the first time that the MMM star guider will be accused of fleeing to the Philippines. The allegations first surfaced in December and at that point, Chuddy refuted the claims saying – “MMM founder is a Russian Sergey Mavrodi not a Philippine. I have never been to The Philippines; the stories about going to the Philippines are untrue. I stand for the true ideology of MMM which is anchored on providing and getting help willingly.” A few weeks ago, another claim resurfaced on Facebook. “Do you know that Chuddy Ugorji made over N5bn within a year? I heard that he has relocated to Philippine as MMM ask members to provide help before they can get their money. Odikwa risky o!” a Facebook user, Smith Ibe, wrote. Meanwhile he has yet to respond to the over 70 comments of his MMM members on his Facebook page. See some of the comments below. Ab Gana, “I don’t really trust this chuddy. So I may find it hard to believe in him.” Oluchi Iwuala Isilebo, “Unfortunately Chuddy is like any of us. I don’t think he has any power or say in MMM. It may surprise you. Stev, “Chudy Ugorji, good morning. Is there any hope on the return of MMM or shall we look elsewhere? Florenece Adiele, “Thanks nwanne, I deliberately searched for u on Facebook bcos alot of rumours has been spread about u, in fact we heard u said lazy Nigerians bye bye ooooo! Ur going to Philippines…. and all that so I went on Google and looked u up and found out about u. Please keep doing what ur doing, may God deliver u from ndi ayan ufu. Certified Amosoft Ricies said, “He has fled with wife…hahahahah your broda.” MMM, which before suspending operation on December 14 had over three million participants in the country, made inroads into the Nigerian investment market in 2015. MMM’s decision to suspend the accounts of its patrons in 2016 threw millions of Nigerians into anguish. When the Ponzi scheme returned on January 13, it encouraged its members to use bitcoin for transactions. Nigerian officials have warned against use of bitcoin and also participation in Ponzi schemes like the…

Charly Boy – Am Full Blooded ‘Nwa Biafra’, But The Current Agitators Are Deceiving People The More {Must Read}

Charles Oputa has said that the dreams of nationhood is lost on the alter of deception He called on Igbos to focus on developing the South-East region Referring to Biafra as an illusion, Charly Boy said, docility has eroded humanity from Nigerians One of Nigeria’s controversial musician and television presenter Charles Oputa popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’ has finally addressed the issue of Biafra, the civil war and leadership in Nigeria. Charly Boy in a recent statement said President Muhammadu Buhari, Yorubas or even Hausas are not the problems of the Igbo man. While accepting that he is a proud Igbo man, Charly Boy, said the failure of an Igbo nation is the fault of the elites and decision maker from the South-East region. Charly Boy said: “The Igbos may have short circuited their political growth, but it doesn’t take away the fact that we are great Nigerians. “I have learnt to be more Igbotic than I ever expected. As an igbo man, I have learnt to be more profitable in the things that I do. I have perfected the art of being tenacious in any dream I chase; to be industrious, consistent and powerfully focused. “All the lessons I learnt from my brothers in the tribe have made me dogged, hardworking and exhibiting the ability and capacity to survive in any kind of weather. I am an original Nwa Biafra,” Charly Boy said. He said while the Igbo man has entrepreneurial abilities, he fails to develop his home and focuses on developing other peoples’ environment. “See how we have migrated to different parts of Nigeria and the world which is good, made it home and developed our immediate environment. Why are we neglecting our home base, why are we running away from developing the South East? Also referring to Biafra as an illusion, Charly Boy said docility has eroded humanity from Nigerians. “Why have we not poured our energy, capacity and Ability into making the South East the Dubai of the Nation as well as the engine room of the Nigerian Economy? Who would be our leaders when the south east is infested with political power grabbers, 419ers, mindless criminals and looters of our commonwealth and resources? Need I mention names? Our problem may not after all be the man in Aso Rock from Daura or the ordinary Hausa or Yoruba man on the Streets of Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Warri or Ogbomosho. The problem is the lack of men of integrity and a progressive mind set. We lack the right kind of leadership that will fight for the interest of the People. Let it be clear to all that the suffering of the People from the South East is also the suffering of the people from the other geopolitical zones in Nigeria. It is therefore retrospectively insane to begin to think that a people with a problem would suddenly be relieved when they are attached with a tag #BIAFRA; What Nonsense and Insanity! Now how do you begin to imagine that while the agitation for the state of Biafra is being demanded by the gullible Ibo youths, those who have been or are in position of authority are either not interested or are continuing their expansive investments in other part of Nigeria? Who dem dey deceive? They divide us daily with Religion, Tribalism, Ethnicity and Petty Bigotry even among the Tribes and Ethnic composition in the South East there is divisiveness. Why is Nnamdi Kanu yet to realize that the dreams of nationhood are lost in the altar of deception. Have we even considered that the population of my people from the south east outside the Region is twice the population of those in the south east? How can we who are supposed to be looking at making the South East the centralised Industrial Hub of the Nigeria Nation be the ones who are driving a wedge of unrealistic fantasy between Nigeria and our own people? When President Muhammadu Buhari sings the localization and Nigerianazation song; we should be the ones to drive the narrative, because We Can. When you have a willing Partner, who is interested in the Nigerianization of the Nigerian Economy; Why are some of my people busy creating or Poisoning the environment that are ordinarily designed to favour that which will promote the industrialization of the South East. Why have we become the enemy of our own home? Why hasn’t the “think home mentality” arrested every igbo billionaires and millionaires? Why are we eliminating the chances of Ibonising the Nigerian Economy by Nationalizing the Ibo Thought for a United and Prosperous Nigeria as well as for the benefits of all? I cannot STAND here and tell you there are no problems of trust in Nigeria. I will be the last to say that the Ibo nation has not undergone persecution. I will be foolish to ignore the hunger that was used as a tool to starve the Ibo Nation during the civil war. I am perfectly in the know about the problems of the Nigeria structure, Abeg make we know our History but use am to work today to perfect tomorrow. No one can argue the facts, and the facts are clear. The major problem of the Ibo Nation is also the major issue with the Nigeria State. ‘The Mindset’, the mind must first be liberated, the thoughts must be harmonized and the people of the South East, my dear brothers and sisters must know that the development of the region is horrible because the leaders in the region have failed. Politically, religiously, societally and communally. Over the past decades; where is the accountability from the leadership with regards,” he…

Political War In Igboland As NCP Presidential Candidate Opens Up On OBJ & IBB Support For Igbos {Must Read}

Following their statements in support of Igbo presidency, Chief Martin Onovo has saluted two ex-leaders of nation – Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida The National Conscience Party (NCP) presidential candidate for 2015 polls, says the leaders were right on their stance for Igbos Onovo says every Nigerian must support the Igbo agenda, come 2019 Chief Martin Onovo, the 2015 Presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), has commended ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s call for Igbo Presidency in 2019. Onovo, in an interview on Thursday, Januray 26, in Lagos, also commended former Head of State, retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida for his declaration of support for such call. “Obj is the most experienced and leader of all politicians across all parties in Nigeria today. He knows a lot more from the experience than many of us. “Rotational presidency is a Nigerian phenomenon and it is particularly Nigerian. “We have seen our heterogeneous composition and we have realised that since power is owned by component groups, to create peace for development, to create inclusiveness, it must be rotated. “There is no state in Nigeria, local government or community where rotation is not going on and power not being rotated. So this is the right thing for Nigeria and Obj is clearly right. “Also, IBB is also agreeing with that, that he would support Igbos. So, it is very clear that this is the right thing to do and this is what we should do,” Onovo said. According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when it was founded in 1999 realised the need for rotation of the presidency in order to ensure peace. The former presidential candidate expressed strong belief that the South East region would overcome the challenges of marginalisation with a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction. “Domination cannot be positive in politics, politics is representative, so the South East must be adequately represented in politics of Nigeria otherwise it will become counterproductive for the nation. “And that is what Chief Obasanjo and Babangida realised and promoting right now. That is the right thing to do,” the Imo born politician stressed. He said that every patriotic Nigerian must support the call in the interest of the nation. Obasanjo while hosting the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ogun Chapter on Tuesday said that the region, in 57 years of independence of the country, had not produced a democratically-elected president. OBJ said that the problem of marginalisation and injustice had been major source of conflicts in the country. In a related development, a civil society organisation named the Igbo Conscience Group (ITC), has urged Igbos to ignore the call by former President Olusegun Obasanjo for Igbo presidency in 2019. The ITC made the call on Thursday, January 26, charging people from the South-East region of the country to look unto 2023. Mr Onyekachi Ubani, Chairman of the group said in Lagos that such call was capable of causing political miscalculation on the part of the region that may lead to misunderstanding with other parts of country.   …

Photo: Security guard arrested for stealing phones at Kogi State Government House

A security guard attached to the College of Education Ankpa, was today, arrested by security agents for stealing phones at Kogi State Government House. Mallam Aliyu Musa allegedly stole two phones belonging to a staff of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Edward Onoja. He was captured by CCTV camera within the office of the Chief of Staff at the government house. The suspect came from College of Education Ankpa and was supposed to be attended to by the Staff Screening Complaints Appeal Committee. The security operative whose name appeared in the uncleared list released by the last Screening Review and Complaints Committee has falsified documents and has since been handed over to security agents for further…

Boundary Crisis: Cross River And Ebonyi States Meet, Seek Lasting Solutions

The Governments of Cross River and Ebonyi states have agreed on new terms to fast-track the processes aimed at resolving recurring conflicts between communities located at the Cross River/Ebonyi interstate boundary. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of a joint meeting of officials of both states on the challenges at the flash points along the Cross River/Ebonyi interstate boundary and the way forward held Tuesday at the Governor’s office in Calabar where both agreed to inaugurate the Governor’s committee as reconstituted on June 10, 2015. “The National Boundary Commission and both states shall jointly initiate action on the resumption of the delineation of the Ebonyi/Cross River interstate boundary not later than Monday 27th February 2017,” reads the communique jointly signed by the Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ivara Esu and his Ebonyi state counterpart, Barrister Eric Igwe. Both states agreed to communicate “separately”, their reports to the commission for concurrence and are to inaugurate the peace committees at the various levels. The Police, Army and Civil Defence corps were encourage to patrol the flash points with the Police charged to commence investigations into reported criminal activities within the affected areas which are Ukelle in Yala local government of Cross River and Izzi local government in Ebonyi, Osopong 1 and 2 in Obubra local government of Cross River and Abakaliki and Izzi local governments in Ebonyi as well as Adadama in Abi local government area of Cross River and Amagu in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state. Also, the terms of reference for the various peace committees as stipulated at the June 2015 meeting were adopted verbatim. Earlier, Professor Esu in his remarks said the meeting was part of ongoing efforts to resolve the issues surrounding the conflicts; a situation he said is “totally unnecessary” as lives are often lost in very gruesome as well as barbaric manners and explained the reason for the meeting. “It is a meeting that is supposed to let us know where we are at the moment and more or less chart the way forward. For instance, are there boundary issues that are involved? Is there a situation in which the boundaries have not been properly demarcated? If so, how far have we gone in the demarcation of such borders? And how can this process be accelerated? Do we have vandalism that is just perpetrated by some vandals living in the areas? If so, how do we solve this problem? Do we have people struggling for farmland and other things? And if so, how do we solve this problem?” However, he explained that; “At the meeting of the Governors, which will either take place at Abakaliki or here in Calabar, we will then distill all these issues and the Governors will take their executive authority to decide or approach National Boundary Commission to ensure that such boundary issues are concluded even if it is at the cost of the two governments, because at the end of the day, it is our own people who are suffering and we will like this suffering to end. “If it is a case of inadequacy in terms of policing those borders, we will also know whether there will be need to have more police posts in those areas and so on and so forth.” In a similar vein, his Ebonyi counterpart said he strongly believed that the meeting will move the peace process forward with a view to arriving at final settlements in the spirit of “give and take”. Pointing out that; “Boundaries are made by Governments for administrative convenience and therefore not intended to bring enmity or hostility between border communities as witnessed sporadically in the recent past”, Igwe posited that; “We think that border and boundary issues are not matters that will consume lives of promising young men in our society.” Furthermore, he called on all those participating in the peace process “Not to get tired of efforts geared towards finding lasting solutions of our boundary issues as this will go a long way in bringing peace and unity to the two states in particular and Nigeria in general. “At this point in time, our nation we know is doing all it can to catch up with developed worlds and the importance of peace and neighborliness cannot be overemphasized for this is a vehicle and a veritable tool in stability and nation building. The time for us to emphasize those bonds that hold us together as one people has come.” The meeting was attended by Service Commanders, legislators, traditional rulers and top government functionaries from both states. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… If you miss the earlier story of the crises, here is it Ebonyi/Cross River communities clash: Disturbing posers over beheading of 3 persons It was a New Year gift that the people of Azuofia-Edda community of Abakaliki Local Government Area in Ebonyi State never really bargained for. In fact, they are still trying to come to terms with the reality of an attack unleashed on them recently. The attack allegedly perpetrated by the people of Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State left the people of Azuofia-Edda community reeling in shock due to the unprecedented level of destruction, including the alleged beheading of three persons. A mini-bus torched during the invasion Vanguard was told that the attackers reportedly numbering 500 came from Ofomana, Ogwurude (Ekori), Ofonama, Okinbogha, Ogamana, Ovurokponu, Okpechi, Ofenagama, Eja and Ujitum communities, all in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State. The attack was said to have started by 4am with sporadic shootings from the hoodlums. It was gathered that the attackers besieged Azuofia-Edda community with sophisticated weapons, including guns, machetes, axes, motorized saws and petrol. In the event, all the buildings, including duplexes, bungalows and even mud houses belonging to the affected community, were razed. Minikum settlement An eye-witness who did not want his name in print added: “With their motorised saws, they fell down and set ablaze all economic trees in the compounds they visited. They entered into farm stores, brought out 54 bags of rice (300kgs each) belonging to Mr. Okemini Mbam and his family worth millions of naira and set them ablaze. They carted away harvested crops such as tubers of yam, cocoyam, okro, maize and beni-seed. They also killed goats, sheep and any chicken that came their way”. Vanguard further gathered that the attackers succeeded in setting ablaze all buildings in the three settlements of Ndieze, Izenyi and Minikum in Ophenna village which number over 40 compounds in Minikum settlement in Odageri village before security personnel arrived the scene. But perhaps more shocking was the claim that the attackers from Obubra allegedly beheaded three men: Amaga Origbo, Egwuatu Okemini Egede and Simeon Ede Igboke from these two villages and kidnapped three others presumed to be dead by now. Those missing were identified as Ike Ewa, John Orogwu and Nweboh Ophoke Nweboh. The attack on the affected communities in Ebonyi State occurred after the people of Ovurokponu village in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State on January 10, 2017 accused the people of Azuofia-Edda community of Abakaliki LGA of allegedly beheading a commercial motorcyclist, one Isagha, in their village. According to sources, the deceased had gone to Nwida market in Edda community of Abakaliki on the fateful day and carried a female passenger. “They travelled about 30 kilometres, passing through villages, farmlands, rice swamps and forest areas around Ophenna area. The passenger narrated that while they were riding, they noticed that they were being followed from the market by another motorcycle carrying two men. She said they didn’t know that they were being trailed until they stopped at a junction in Ophenna village where the other motorcycle speed past them and waited in the front. “They sensed danger yet failed to report their suspicion to anyone in Ophenna village. They zoomed off and passed the assailants on the way who kept trailing them; passing through the centre of Ophenna village. It was when they got to the outskirt of the young man’s village of Ovurokponu, some kilometres away, that they were double-crossed. The woman reported that the assailants asked her to run away. She hid in the bush and watched them shoot the young man (Okada rider). They asked her again to run when they noticed she was watching before beheading the young man. “As soon as the Ovurokponu people informed the people of Azuofia-Edda community of Abakaliki of what happened, the villagers reached out to them to broker peace. They assured them that they had inquired from their youths using the traditionally stipulated means and were assured that no one from Azuofia-Edda community took part in the killing of the motorcyclist. They invited their elites in Abakaliki town who immediately reached out to the elite of the Obubra people in Calabar town, including Hon. Ernest Irek, former member of the House of Representatives and the Paramount Ruler of Obubra Local Government Area, HRH Chief Clement Obogha and others, and tried everything possible to get them to understand that the act was not carried out by anyone from the Abakaliki side but they insisted on avenging their son and warned that they were coming for war.” Vanguard investigations revealed that after several efforts by the elite from Abakaliki on January 12 to resolve the issue, the Obubra people assured their counterparts from the Abakaliki side that there would be no crisis and agreed to a meeting in Abakaliki town. But this was not to be. A community member from the area said, “The Friday of the attack was the supposed day for the peace talk to hold. The elders from Azuofia- Edda of Abakaliki and their elite said their efforts to assure the Obubra people that they were innocent of the crime, including inviting them to a round table meeting was reflection that the people of Azuofia-Edda in Abakaliki are peace lovers. “Let it be noted that the only route accessible to the over seven villages of Obubra who came for the attack was through Azuofia-Edda community. That is if the Abakaliki people had planned on attacking them as they alleged, they would have done so while they passed through their road every day to the Nwida market, the Abakaliki rice mill and the markets in Abakaliki, Enugu, Onitsha and indeed the rest of the country. Handiwork of cultists “That the electricity being enjoyed in these Obubra villages was installed by the Abakaliki Local Government Council and the roads being used by these aggressive villages in Obubra were built by the Abakaliki local government council. Both sides had lived in peace, inter-married, farmed together and attended each other’s festivals since 1984 that these Obubra villages last attacked the Abakaliki people. Therefore the nature of the killing suggests that it was the handiwork of cultists prominent around the Obubra area. Yet another building damaged “Recall that in June 2015, one woman was beheaded in Ofomana village of Obubra and it was alleged that she was killed by an Ikwo man of Abakaliki. However, further investigation by security operatives showed that it was an Iyala man from Ogoja, Cross River State, a hired assassin who had since been arrested and is currently detained at the Zone 6 of the Nigeria Police Force in Calabar that committed the dastardly act.” Another eyewitness revealed that: “If not for the timely intervention of the security operatives that arrived the scene, the attackers would have succeeded with their devilish objective of annihilating the entire settlements in the villages of Azuofia-Edda community and indeed other villages in Edda community of Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.” In statement by the youths of Azuofia-Edda community in Abakaliki LGA and signed by Obinna Udenwe, Leo Ekene Oketa and Chinedu Nwasum, the youths called for prompt intervention by the state government to avert a reprisal attacks on the part of the affected community in Ebonyi State. “It is only fair that the state and Federal governments should as a matter of urgency come to their rescue and help them rebuild their homes, and set up a judicial committee of inquiry to investigate the matter and curb future attacks.” Addressing the people of Azu-ofia, Special Assistant to Governor David Umahi on Security, Dr. Kenneth Ugballa, pleaded with the two factions to maintain peace pending the outcome of the investigation on the matter. He called on the communities to sheathe their swords and embrace dialogue for peace to reign in the area, adding that it was not the culture of Ebonyi people to use human head for funeral rites and urged the people of Cross River state to allow police to investigate the crisis. But in a counter-reaction, Hon. Ernest Irek, a former member of the House of Representatives from Cross River State, said the crisis was sparked by the beheading of an Okada man from Ogwurude village by the people of Ohenidah for the burial of one Chief Nwebonyi Chi whose burial rites was scheduled for last week in that village. Human heads for burial “Those villages are not in Abakaliki, they are farm settlements given by our fathers to the Izzi people to farm but they have built houses there now. That land is known as Osopon Two and the people there vote, pay taxes and attend schools in Obubra which is Cross River State. Ebonyi don’t own land there. “The people beheaded a young man in cold blood for burial ritual and our people became angry. They did that last year when they killed a woman and her daughter. They turned our place to where they come to harvest heads when they need human heads for burial; that was why our youths said that must stop.” He said the youths first demanded that the people who harvested the human head should be brought out and handed over to the police but the Oheneidah people refused, prompting the reprisal attack. He, however, added that peace has since returned to the place. Photo Update: 1. Cross River Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu (L) and his Ebonyi state counterpart, Barr. Eric Igwe (R) exchanging a communique shortly after a joint meeting of officials of both states on the challenges at the flashpoints along the Cross River/Ebonyi interstate boundary and the way forward in Calabar on Tuesday 2, 3, 4, etc. Properties destroyed …

Mothers are the best! Check out this heartwarming photo of UNILAG graduate and his mother at convocation ceremony

Jibola Jegede posted this heartwarming photo of his mother celebrating with him during the convocation ceremony at the University of Lagos. He wrote; 'A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us;   when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. Thank you so much mama for the unfailing and undying love you showed me on my day. we turn up together like kilode, love you plenty MY MAMA IS THE BEST MAMA IN THE WHOLE WORLD WIDE WORLD. …

What? The Real Truth Why Obasanjo Wants Igbo President In 2019 Revealed! {Exclusive Details}

For Almost two years after, Nigerians are increasingly becoming agitated over the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Allegedly as a result, leaders of the north are already shopping for a replacement for the president in 2019 Various sources revealed that they believe Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is already gunning for two former governors The north is making moves to get an alternative to President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 general election. It was further learnt that as the hunt commences, former President Olusegun Obasanjo seems to have settled for between his two allies, former governors of Jigawa and Kano, Sule Lamido and Rabiu Kwankwaso. Sources privy to the political situations in the north told media in the afternoon of Monday, January 23, 2017 that 2019 was one of the issues discussed when former President Goodluck Jonathan visited Obasanjo on Friday, January 20. According to one of the sources, Obasanjo, who is no longer happy with the current administration’s style of government, did not come out straight on his choice for 2019 at the meeting. However, his current ‘body language’ shows that he favours Lamido. Lamido, it was further revealed, has his eyes on the seat and has been mobilizing support ahead of the election. He is known to have said he would never leave the Peoples Democratic Party giving the impression that he would contest under the party platform. “I can tell you that part of the discussion between Obasanjo and Jonathan centred on the 2019 election and the need to make the PDP stronger as an opposition party even though baba has decided to be a statesman. “He has not categorically mentioned or favoured anybody as a possible replacement for Buhari, but I can assure you that he has a soft spot for Lamido, the former governor of Jigawa. “There is this fear that Buhari cannot continue after 2019. He is daily becoming weak and the weight of the country’s challenges is very heavy,” the source from the north said. An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain from the north also confirmed the development but said that the ruling party was already in a fix. According to him, there are those prodding the president on even if it is not really known whether Buhari was really interested in the forthcoming election. He further disclosed that some northern leaders are no longer comfortable with the current administration as they believe that it had not favoured them. He however expressed optimism that Buhari would “weather the storm” when the time actually comes to decide who rules Nigeria in 2019. When contacted, the national president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shettima, told NAIJ.com that both Lamido and Kwankwaso are stooges to Obasanjo. “To us, the choice of Sule Lamido and Kwankwaso is no news. We know they are Obasanjo’s cronies and Obasanjo will do everything to make sure that his interests are protected. “Unfortunately, it is no longer going to be business as usual and Obasanjo’s interest cannot supersede the interest of the entire north and the entire north has not come out with anybody for now; we are still consulting and rubbing minds, but certainly, we will find an alternative to this government. “You can be rest assured of that. But the choice of Obasanjo can no longer be forced on any Nigerian. Lamido and Kwankwaso are not our choices for now,” Yerima said adding that the duo could be made president and vice president in Ota farms owned by Obasanjo. He added: “We will collectively look for alternative considering the fact that age has overtaken him and even when he means well for the country, he cannot do much and many people in the government are capialising on that to unleash terror on the people of the country and advise him wrongly. “It is clear to everybody that the government has been hijacked. This is one major opportunity that the north has and we will make hay while the sun shines by bringing in another person to fix this present…

BREAKING: Abuja High Court Affirm Sambo Dasuki Bail {Must Read}

Justice Baba Yusuf of a high court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has again affirmed that Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been granted bail. Dasuki has been in detention for over a year for his alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal under Jonathan. Daily Trust reports that the judge said the decision was based on the fact that he is entitled to the bail especially as he had earlier been granted bail in 2015 when the federal government brought criminal charges against him through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Dasuki was re-arraigned by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday, January 24 with the former governor of Sokoto, Attahiru Bafarawa, and four others for allegedly diverting over N19 billion. Those re-arraigned with them are former minister of state for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, former director of Finance at the office of NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, son of Bafarawa, Sagir Attahiru and the Bafarawas’ firm, Dalhatu Investment Limited. They pleaded not guilty to all the 22-count charge after which the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) urged the court to allow the trial to go ahead from Wednesday in line with the provision of Section 396 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA). “Because of the illegality of the suggestion, I urge your Lordship not to give 13th of March,” Jacobs said. But the counsel to Dasuki, Ahmed Raji (SAN), rejected the argument against his application that the trial should hold in March. According to him, the date is not convenient because the second case involving Dasuki before the same court had earlier been fixed for same date (January 25th). Bafarawa’s counsel, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), also urged the court not to grant the prosecution’s argument. Counsels to all the suspects sought for their bail as earlier granted, but Jacobs objected while submitting that since there was no record to show that Dasuki has for one day enjoyed any bail condition, but has always been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), the court should allow the status. The court therefore held the bail subsists and adjourned the matter to February 24 for the commencement of…

Yahoo Faces SEC Probe Over Data Breaches As Investigation focuses on whether two massive hacks should have been reported sooner to investors

Yahoo hasn’t explained why the company took two years to disclose a 2014 incident publicly or who made the decision not to go public sooner with this information. U.S. authorities are investigating whether Yahoo Inc. ’s two massive data breaches should have been reported sooner to investors, according to people familiar with the matter, in what could prove to be a major test in defining when a company is required to disclose a hack. The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation, and in December issued requests for documents, as it looks into whether the tech company’s disclosures about the cyberattacks complied with civil securities laws, the people said. The SEC requires companies to disclose cybersecurity risks as soon as they are determined to have an effect on investors. The investigation is likely to center on a 2014 data breach at Yahoo that compromised the data of at least 500 million users, according to the people familiar with the matter. Yahoo disclosed that breach in September 2016, despite having linked the incident to state-sponsored hackers two years earlier. To date, Yahoo hasn’t explained why the company took two years to disclose the 2014 incident publicly or who made the decision not to go public sooner with this information. In mid-December Yahoo also said it had recently discovered an August 2013 data breach that had exposed the private information of more than 1 billion Yahoo users. The SEC investigation into the disclosures is in its early stages, and it’s too early to say whether it will result in any public action, some of the people familiar with the matter said. Legal experts say the SEC has been looking for a case to clarify what type of conduct would run afoul of guidance the agency issued in 2011. That guidance required companies to disclose material information about cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents if they determine it could affect investors. The SEC has investigated multiple companies over whether they properly disclosed hacks, particularly in the wake of the Target Corp. breach in 2013 that compromised up to 70 million credit and debit-card accounts. Target disclosed the incident weeks after the breach began. The SEC investigated and didn’t recommend an enforcement action, Target said in an SEC filing. Former SEC lawyers said the Yahoo scenario appears to provide a clearer set of circumstances than past scenarios provided. If the SEC brought a case, it could make clearer to other companies what type of disclosures it views as potentially violating the law in this area. Experts also say such a case could help clarify rules over timing because the guidance doesn’t lay out detailed requirements. The SEC has never brought a case against a company for failing to disclose a cyberbreach, given the blurriness of when an issue might be “material.” All internet companies face frequent cyberattacks, and such events have rarely had a dramatic impact on a company’s stock price. Yahoo saw its shares drop immediately after each breach disclosure. The SEC has brought cases against several firms it regulates for failing to have adequate customer protections against cybertheft. In a quarterly securities filing in November, Yahoo said it was “cooperating with federal, state and foreign” agencies seeking information on the 2014 breach. Those agencies include the Federal Trade Commission, the SEC, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan, and “a number of State Attorneys General,” it said. When asked for comment, a Yahoo spokesman directed The Wall Street Journal to Yahoo’s SEC filings. Representatives of the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan and the SEC declined to comment. A person familiar with the situation said that Yahoo initially believed the breach had affected fewer than the 500 million users it eventually disclosed. Whether the breach, as understood by Yahoo executives back in 2014, was large enough to merit public notification is now a question for investigators. Yahoo’s board of directors has appointed a committee to investigate the 2014 breach and “the scope of knowledge within the Company,” the company said in an SEC filing. Yahoo investors weren’t the only ones left in the dark. Both breach disclosures came after the internet company agreed to sell its core business to Verizon Communications Inc. in July, raising questions about whether the deal would be renegotiated or possibly even terminated. Verizon has said the logic of the deal still holds, although it is studying whether the breach causes a drop in Yahoo’s user base or other negative effects before making as decision about how to proceed with the deal. A Verizon spokesman declined to comment. Although it is unusual for a company to go two years before notifying customers of a breach of the magnitude of Yahoo’s 2014 incident, it can be difficult for investigators to initially determine the full scope of a data breach, said Rob Lee, a fellow at the SANS Institute, an organization that trains computer security professionals. When Target was hacked in 2013, the company initially determined that 40 million credit and debit-card accounts had been compromised, only later to increase the estimate to 70 million. But the Yahoo case appears to be unusual, experts said, both because of its scope and the timing of the disclosures. “Here you are talking not just about the potential for a data breach, but a deal blowing up because of a data breach,” said John Reed Stark, a cybersecurity consultant who previously ran the SEC’s office of internet enforcement. Mr. Stark said it was unusual for criminal prosecutors to take interest in any type of disclosure matter, and essentially unheard of in the context of cyber incident disclosures. “In my 20 years at the SEC, I never referred a disclosure case to a prosecutor,” he said. Yahoo is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings Monday after the market closes. The company doesn’t plan to hold a conference call with analysts. …

MSME Clinic: Beginning with Aba is perfect decision, Ikpeazu tells Osibanjo, others

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has expressed gratitude to the Federal Government of Nigeria for the confirmation of his position that Aba, the Commercial Nerve Centre of Eastern Nigeria, is the national Capital of Small and Medium Scale Enterprise in Nigeria. Governor Ikpeazu said this when he joined the Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, and other top government functionaries at the media launch of the Federal Government's Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprise Clinic, (MSME Clinic) in Abuja. Prof. Osibajo is slated to be in Aba, the Enyimba City and the SME capital of Nigeria on Thursday for the launching of the MSME clinic. Speaking at the Aso Rock event today, Governor Ikpeazu, who doubles as the Chief Promoter of Made-in-Aba Products, commended the FG for doing the right thing by beginning the novel MSME Clinic at Aba. He said that the decision has confirmed that Aba is truly, the SME capital of Nigeria and called on the Federal Government to further support small and medium scale enterprises by urgently fixing Port Harcourt road Aba and Aba-Ikot Ekpene Highway in the commercial city of Aba. He highlighted the potentials of MSME to support economic growth, create jobs, get the country out of recession and add significantly to national GDP. Govenror Ikpeazu told the Acting President and other participants at the event that his government had earlier identified MSME as a major engine of economic revival. He also informed his audience that his focused efforts at dealing with the infrastructural challenges at Aba, the MSME capital of Nigeria, is based on his conviction that a robust MSME can lead to massive wealth creation when properly incubated and supported. He highlighted the MSME potentials of Aba, especially the leather and garment industry and thanked the Federal government for choosing Aba as the location for the maiden outing of the program. He also took time to highlight some of the achievements of his administration at Aba including the ongoing work at Faulks road and the Osisioma interchange, that was recently flagged off. Enyinnaya Appolos: Chief Press Secretary to the Governor. …

UNBELIEVABLE!!! Prophet TB Joshua Drops Yet Another Prophecy Concerning American New President, Donald Trump – His New Revelation Will Shock You {Must Read}

It could be recalled that the new President of America, Donald Trump was inaugurated and sworn in on Friday, January 20, in Washington and the whole world witness the memorable handing over of Barrack Obama. Just in second day in office, popular Nigerian pastor and founder of Synagogue Church, TB Joshua, revealed his prophecy about the new president of America, Donald Trump. The prophecy which was posted to the church’s Facebook handle on Saturday, January 21, revealed how the incumbent president of America will face a lot of challenges and have issues ruling the state. The prophecy says: “Recall Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prophecy on November 6th 2016: ‘Ten days ago I saw the new President of America with a narrow win. The new President will be facing several challenges over many issues, including passing bills, attempts to possibly pass a vote of no confidence on the new President. That boat of the new President will be rocked.” This has generated a lot of positive and negative reactions of the church’s Facebook handle but many believed and supported the man of God. Read reactions of people on the church…

Okorocha Urges Igbos To Join APC, Targets One million

The Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has urged his fellow citizens and Igbos in the south-east to register in large numbers with the All Progressives Congress (APC) during its ongoing nationwide registration of members.  The Governor made the call at a meeting with APC members and state development council members at the Sam Mbakwe executive chambers in the government house in Owerri, the state capital. He said that the All Progressives Congress in Imo state was hoping to register not less than one million people into its fold so as to strengthen the party to give the necessary support to the APC-led federal government. This, he said, would help the government to ensure that Nigerians continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy. “In the ongoing APC nationwide registration, we in Imo APC are targeting not less than one million people to register with APC. “There is wisdom in joining the APC which is the ruling party. So I want to urge all Imolites and by extension the Igbos to join APC so we can attract more dividends of democracy to our people,” he said. The Governor also commended the recent move by the former Senate President, Ken Nnamani and former minister, Jim Nwobodo who recently joined the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party. “I want to commend former Senate President, Ken Nnamani for his recent move into APC, it is highly commendable. Ken Nnamani is a man I respect and for this, he has earned more of my respect,” the Governor said. …

What? Tonto Dikeh’s Marriage Breaks Down Completely: After She Was Forced To Undergo Drug Tests For Cocaine & Cannabis – The Result Came Out And This Happened Next {Must See]

Tonto Dikeh has responded to some reports that her marriage broke down because her husband found out she was smoking marijuana and taking hard drugs.She has undergone tests and they all came out. negative..See the result and what she wrote below… I do this for MY GOD I do this for MY SON I do this for the millions of People who draw strength from my story/Journey!!! #MAMAKING #God bless you…

Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Exposes Many Lies Of FG, Says Kanu Co-Accused Guns Were Licensed, See More Shocking Things He Revealed!

The lawyer to the second accused person in the trial of Nnamdi Kanu has said that the two guns recovered from his client are licensed. The lawyer asked the federal government to withdraw the charges against his client The lawyer also said that his client has been incarcerated for nothing. Maxwell Opara who spoke to journalists in Abuja said the federal government confiscated two guns, vehicles, documents and other valuables from the residence of Benjamin Madubugwu during a search operation. Opara said: “That is a big lie, those two guns have license.” They also took away his vehicles and other things when they searched his house. The lawyer further advised the federal government to withdraw the criminal charges against Madubugwu. He said: “I advised the federal government to withdraw the charges against my client; my client is just incarcerated for doing nothing.” “It is wrong and unreasonable for the federal government to have joined my client in the matter,” Opara said.   …

Wike Assures Rivers Residents Of Safety In 2019 Elections

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, says that the political and security intimidation seen during the legislative rerun election in the state will not be seen in the 2019 elections. The Governor made the assertion on Tuesday at a meeting with traditional rulers and other community leaders from Aluu community in Rivers State, south-south Nigeria. Governor Wike further assured the leaders of strong government presence in their community in the coming days. He noted that the role played by Aluu community during the state amnesty programme was commendable, adding that relative peace has returned to the cult ravaged community. The Governor also condemned the Police for its handling of past crisis in the state. He alleged that the security officers recently sacked by the Police Command were punished for not allowing him to be assassinated. …

Buhari Re-nominates Ibrahim Magu As EFCC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari appears to have re-nominated Ibrahim Magu to be confirmed by the Senate as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). It was gathered that the President’s letter to that effect has been received by the Senate and may be read on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. The federal lawmakers had in 2016 turned down the President’s request for the confirmation of Mr. Magu who is currently the acting chairman of the anti-corruption body. They cited security report by the Department of Security Services (DSS) which the Senate claimed indicted Mr Magu. The decision by the Senate had been a subject of controversy as former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, had insisted that Mr Magu was not rejected by the lawmakers but his confirmation was only stepped down for further consultation with the Presidency. The position was swiftly countered by Senate spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, who insisted that the acting EFCC boss had been rejected. He insisted that the official position of the Senate remained that the lawmakers cannot confirm Mr Magu because of security reports which showed that he was not fit to be EFCC Chairman. In July 2016, the Senate received the letter from the Presidency for the confirmation of the appointment of Magu. The letter also sought the confirmation of Mr Ndasule Moses, Lawan Mamman, Galadanci Imam, and Adeleke Rafiu as members of the commission. Consequently, the Upper House sent back the nomination letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on December 15, refusing to confirm Mr Magu’s appointment. Mr Magu has been acting as the chairman of the anti-graft agency since November 2015, after President Buhari removed Mr Ibrahim…

Senate Considers Magu’s Re-nomination As EFCC Chair

The Nigerian Senate has read a letter sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari re-nominating Mr Ibrahim Magu, as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read the letter during plenary on Tuesday that began after a closed-door meeting that lasted for one hour 30 minutes. It was earlier believed that the re-nomination of Mr Magu may have topped talks at the meeting, but the Senate President explained that the Senate simply discussed the issue of welfare of the Senate and National Assembly. ‘Satisfactorily Clarified Allegation’ When Plenary began, the Senate President then read the letter from the President, re-nominating Mr Magu for approval as the Chairman of the EFCC. In the letter, which was sent to the Senate on Monday, President Buhari explained that the nominee had satisfactorily clarified the allegation, which led to the earlier rejection by the Senate. Mr Ibrahim Magu is currently the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The President also rejected the recommendation of the Senate, asking for the removal of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation over allegation of corruption. However, the Chairman of the Senate ad-hoc Committee on the Humanitarian Situation in the North East, Senator Shehu Sani, dismissed the president’s response, describing it as a distortion of facts. The federal lawmakers had in 2016 turned down the President’s request for the confirmation of Mr Magu who is currently the acting chairman of the anti-corruption body. They cited security report by the Department of Security Services (DSS) which the Senate claimed indicted Mr Magu. The decision by the Senate had been a subject of controversy as former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, had insisted that Mr Magu was not rejected by the lawmakers but his confirmation was only stepped down for further consultation with the Presidency. Explaining the reason behind the decision, the Senate said that security report available to it showed that Mr Magu is not fit to be chairman of the body. Addressing journalists at the National Assembly after that decision was taken, Senate Spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, said that based on security reports, the Senate cannot proceed to confirm the acting EFCC Chairman. A lawyer, Daniel Bwala had earlier said that he expected the Senate to confirm the acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency, but stressed the need for the lawmakers to allow him respond to the allegations against…

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama’s last hours

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with the media in Paris. Defying Republican opposition, officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. The official said John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time on. (Alex Brandon, Pool, File/Associated Press) WASHINGTON — Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of office. In addition to the $221 million for the Palestinians, the Obama administration also told Congress on Friday it was going ahead with the release of another $6 million in foreign affairs spending, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations, the congressional aides said. The aides and the State Department official weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. Congress had initially approved the Palestinian funding in budget years 2015 and 2016, but at least two GOP lawmakers — Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Kay Granger of Texas, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee — had placed holds on it over moves the Palestinian Authority had taken to seek membership in international organizations. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding after funds have been allocated. The Obama administration had for some time been pressing for the release of the money for the Palestinian Authority, which comes from the U.S. Agency for International Development and is to be used for humanitarian aid in the West Bank and Gaza, to support political and security reforms as well as help prepare for good governance and the rule of law in a future Palestinian state, according to the notification sent to Congress. The $1.25 million for U.N. agencies is to be used as voluntary contributions to the U.N. Peacebuilding Fund; the U.N. Special Coordinator on improving the U.N. response to sexual exploitation and abuse; the Montreal Protocol Secretariat, which oversees the protection of the ozone layer; the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; and the U.N. System Staff College. The $4 million for climate programs includes assistance for clean energy, sustainable landscapes, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and creating a climate technology center. The last-minute allocation also contained $1.05 million in funding for the State Department’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan office and the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. The Palestinian funding is likely to draw anger from some in Congress as well as the Trump White House. Trump has vowed to be a strong supporter of Israel and has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington next month. He has also pledged to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, although White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday a final decision on that had yet to be made. Despite speculation in Israel that an announcement of the move is imminent, Spicer said the decision-making process is only in its very early stages. “If it was already a decision, then we wouldn’t be going through a process,” Spicer told reporters. …

WHY MANY MODERN MARRIAGES FAIL BY Timothy Motivator Ofoegbu

Why do marriages made in today's modern age often end up in divorce while marriages made in the distant past seem to last for a lifetime? ENGAGED COUPLES SPEND HUGE AMOUNTS OF TIME AND MONEY TO HAVE A GREAT WEDDING, BUT ALMOST NO EFFORT PREPARING FOR A GREAT MARRIAGE. Weddings nowadays have become big business, and people profit heavily from dresses, catering, event coordination, and many more things. These seem to distract couples from the important goal of marriage. The wedding lasts only one day but the marriage should last a lifetime, so make sure you're planning for more than a one-time party. WE VIEW MARRIAGE AS A CONTRACT BUT NOT AS A COVENANT. God created marriage as something more than a contract. As a covenant, one's focus should not be selfish, since a married person should always have their partner's best interests at heart. "It's selfless, and it's timeless and there's NO exit strategy. That's the only way a marriage can really work, but our modern world has lost sight of this. WE BUILD MARRIAGE ON OUR FEELINGS INSTEAD OF OUR COMMITMENT. Marriage is far too important to be based on feelings. Instead, we need to build marriage upon our commitments even on those days when we're not feeling it. Our modern world worships feelings and is quick to quit on a marriage the moment the feelings change, but the strongest couples have learned that marriage requires choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. WE VIEW MARRIAGE AS A 50-50 PARTNERSHIP. While this seems relatively harmless, but it's a dangerous perspective to marriage. Husbands and wives would often have a mental scorecard when they go on a "50-50" partnership. Couple should give their best in their marriages 100 percent of the time. WE THINK THE HAPPINESS OF OUR KIDS SHOULD BE A BIGGER PRIORITY THAN THE HEALTH OF OUR MARRIAGE. The wellbeing of one's kids is undoubtedly important. However, if marital health is suffering because taking care of one's marriage has taken a backseat, then something is wrong. When all the focus is on the children's temporary happiness, we end up harming the kids and harming the marriage at the same time,. One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is the security that comes from living a unified home where their mom and dad are in a loving, committed marriage with each other." NOT HANDLING FINANCES WITH MATURITY Money matters are big matters in marriage. Unemployment, poverty, extravagance, stinginess and debts create serrious crisis in marriage . PORN SEX AND ONLINE ROMANCE AND NO BEDROOM ACTIVITIES One of the reasons why the pornography business is in such high demand is that even couples turn to it instead of turning to each other. One of the biggest marriage-killers in our modern world is that husbands and wives have stopped pursuing each other and have turned their sexual/romantic fantasies to outside sources like pornography, erotica and graphic romance novels. Modern marriage could instantly improve if we committed to not only being physically monogamous, but striving to be mentally monogamous as well. IMPATIENCE IN TIMES OF TEST AND TRIALS Barrenness, sickness, poverty, loss of job or even separation can shake even the best marriage to its foundation. Couples must stick together in the times of trials and tribulations than accusing each other to be the source of the problems. WE THINK DIVORCE WILL SOLVE ALL OUR PROBLEMS. Divorce creates more problems instead of solving problems. If people often assume that they can jump ship when hardships ensue, then issues will never be resolved. "Let's fight for each other instead of fighting against each other!" should be the motto of every Christian couple. NOT ALLOWING GOD TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE MARRIAGE “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.”-- Psalm 127:1 May you have a sweet marriage not a bitter manage. The unmarried reading this post will be blessed with a loving and caring life partner. TIMOTHY OFOEGBU is a trained Relationship and marriage…

Like America’s George Washington, Sen. Orji Is Abia’s Symbol of Unity By Don Norman Obinna

One thing that thrilled me while watching the epic inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United State of America (USA) was the absence of malignity and/or inveterate hatred while the occasion (which has provided model for other democratic countries especially the developing countries to follow) lasted. Interestingly, the CNN panel of analysts who gave insight into the epoch making event, rather than heap praises on the out-going President, Mr. Barak Obama however attributed the peaceful and smooth transition of power which has been the substratum of America’s democracy to the foresightedness of the US progenitor, Mr. George Washington who was the first US president and whose philosophy America’s democratic precepts were predicated upon 221 years after. For those who are not familiar with US political history, it is interesting therefore to note that the dawn of US democracy did not come in 1776, with the Declaration of Independence neither was it in 1788, when the US constitution was ratified nor in 1789 when George Washington was sworn-in as the first America’s President, rather it was when America’s noble ideals were actually put to test. In other words, the philosophy of George Washington as captured in his farewell address was what gave birth to the US symbolic system of government, cementing their status as a stable, democratic state and resulting to the peaceful transfer of power that the world witnesses every four years. Being the first America’s President with no precedent for how he should conduct domestic or foreign business, Washington realized that the way he handled the job would impact how future presidents approached the position, he then handed down a legacy of strength, integrity and national purpose. Then the United States was a small nation consisting of 11 states and approximately 4 million people, so being mindful that his actions would likely determine how future presidents were expected to govern, Washington worked hard to set an example of fairness, prudence and integrity. This America’s political history is somewhat similar to that of Abia State (God’s Own State), where the Abia Charter of Equity (ACE), which contains the power sharing arrangement initiated by our founding fathers was bravely upheld by Sen. Orji popularly referred to as Ochendo to ensure a peaceful and smooth rotation of power within the three senatorial zones. Just like Washington, Ochendo being aware that his action will determine the future of Abia State, however set precedent for political conduct that gave birth to a Modern Abia by ensuring that equity prevailed against personal interest. Just as Abia State was made possible for us by our founding fathers, Ochendo saw it as an obligation incumbent upon him to make it possible for Abia future generation. Just take a deep breath for a moment to reflect on the carnage in Kaduna State that has taken thousands of lives since the era of Rt. Major General Zamani Lekwot between the mainly Hausa and mainly Christian Kataf communities of the Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area. Upon all the efforts of Nigerian leaders to end the crisis, recently over 800 people were killed in another bout of crisis between the Fulanis and the natives of Southern Kaduna. If the previous Kaduna State governors especially the early ones saw the wisdom in finding and putting in place a charter who knows, probably, the wanton waste of lives we have witnessed so far would have been avoided. Apart from Kaduna State, Plateau State was also engulfed in political crisis that escalated to tribal war which led to loss of thousands of lives until recently. Who knows what would have become of Abia State in the future if Sen. Orji did not take the brave step to ensuring that the Abia Charter of Equity which was put in place to assuage the fear of domination by any section was recognized, respected and activated? Thank God for Sen. T.A Orji, his actions while governor gave birth to Modern Abia. The precedent which he set indubitably made him the Father of Modern Abia. To justify why Sen. Orji is called the Father of Modern Abia, it is therefore pertinent to compare some of his actions with that of the Father of America, George Washington whose antecedents I am using as case study in this article. As the first President of United State of America, Washington formulated US foreign policies. For instance in foreign matters, he supported cordial relations with other countries but also favored a position of neutrality in foreign conflicts. Same can be said of our own dear Ochendo. By the time Sen. Orji became Governor of Abia State in 2007, the relationship between Abia State government and Federal government was in a mess. This faceoff led to the revocation of our oil wells and same allotted to Rivers State. The result was the incapacitation of Abia economy. The disunity among Abia elders also worsened the situation as consensus could not be achieved among them to fight the course. Sen. Orji did not only reconcile the Abia elders but also established a harmonious relationship with the FG which without doubt led to the return of our oil wells ceded to Rivers State. Domestically also, Washington nominated the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Jay (1745-1829), signed a bill establishing the first national bank and set up his own presidential cabinet. His two most prominent cabinet appointees were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), two men who disagreed strongly on the role of the federal government. Hamilton favored a strong central government, while Jefferson favored stronger states’ rights. Washington however believed that divergent views were critical for the health of the new government, but he was distressed at what he saw as an emerging partisanship. It is on record that during Washington’s presidency, the buildup of partisan politics that would characterize USA government was beginning. Political parties were established, especially during Washington second administration. So he witnessed the squabbling between the two parties, between Hamilton and Jefferson. Sen. Orji having liberated Abia from the crutches of godfatherism formed a unity government which saw the entrance and full participation of the opposition members in his government. Just like Washington, Sen. Orji witnessed firsthand the unprecedented squabble ever seen in Abia State with the formulation and defection to other parties his party members who want to undermine our peaceful coexistence and highjack power damming the consequences of their action to the future of Abia State. There were in Abia State excessive political party spirit and geographical distinctions to the extent that there were alliances with external forces to destabilize Abia politics and unity. But just as Washington advised Americans in his 32-page handwritten address, Sen. Orji ensured that the precepts of Abia Charter of Equity prevailed over selfishness and subversiveness. Just like Washington, Sen. Orji erected structures all over Abia State known and referred to as LEGACY PROJECTS. Schools, hospitals and markets were built to cater for the immediate needs of Abians. Youths who were neglected by previous administration and were dehumanized with wheel-barrow, shovel, head pan, digger and okada empowerments were drafted into government. Cars, buses and money were given to those interested in entrepreneurship. The result was the egalitarianism which led to financial freedom of over 50, 000 Abia youths. As a senator he has sponsored eight bills (which I will be analyzing this week), empowered artisans and farmers. 240 physically challenged and indigent undergraduates have been given N24 million scholarship grants and even the elderly were not left behind. What else is there to say than despite the incitements and campaign of calumny against him by his detractors, Sen. Orji is loved by his people and just like George Washington is being celebrated 221 years after, Sen. Orji will be remembered and celebrated by Abians till eternity? Are you still in doubt why he is called “THE FATHER OF MODERN ABIA?” Not after reading…

Dogara Commends Buhari, ECOWAS Leaders Over Gambia

The Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and other ECOWAS leaders for the role they played in averting a major political crisis in The Gambia. In a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, the Speaker said that President Buhari and his colleagues have averted a major political crisis that could have engulfed not only the Gambia but the entire West African sub region. The Speaker said that the leaders masterfully deployed diplomacy backed with potential military action to compel former Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh to relinquish power to President Adama Barrow. “The leaders have demonstrated their readiness and strong resolve to defend democracy on the continent. “This would send strong signals to the world that democracy has come to stay in Africa. There is no room any longer for tyrants and dictators in the continent”, he said. The Speaker maintained that in spite of any misgivings about democracy and its impact on the lives of the people, it still remains the best form of government and that “the will of the people and the consent of the governed remain the only basis of any government.” Dogara said that the task ahead of African leaders is to fashion ways of making the system better  to deliver the greatest good to the greater number of people in order to enthrone good government, defeat poverty, engender patriotism and trust in the democratic system of…

Late Show: 10-Man Arsenal Beat Burnley To Go 2nd

Alexis Sanchez converted a last minute penalty in a dramatic finale to Arsenal’s Premier League game against Burnley at the Emirates on Sunday to earn them a 2-1 victory. Alexis Sanchez earned the last-gasp penalty for Arsenal in the match that produced two converted penalties in stoppage-time. After Burnley resisted Arsenal’s pressure in the first half, Skhodran Mustafi headed in from Mesut Ozil’s corner with 59 minutes gone. The game looked set to be another easy win for Arsene Wenger’s men but Granit Xhaka was shown a red card for a lunge on Burnley’s Steven Defour. Three minutes into added time, Burnley’s Andre Gray converted a penalty awarded after Francis Coquelin tripped Ashley Barnes. The game became tense with Arsenal believing in the unthinkable and their pressure paid off following Ben Mee’s foul on Laurent Koscielny. Sanchez deftly chipped the spot-kick down the middle of the goal – the final blow in the eighth minute of stoppage time. The victory takes the Gunners to second place on the EPL table, taking full advantage of Liverpool’s home loss to Swansea on…

BREAKING!! 24hrs After The Third Lady Opening Chidinma Okeke’s Leg Wide Open In Her Cucumber Leaked Sex Tape Was Exposed – Their Fresh Sex Video That Got Leaked Again Will Shock You

Nigerians have definitely not heard the last about the leaked uncut video of Miss Chidinma Okeke, a former beauty queen, and another lady in a compromising situation. Recently, Miss Chidinma was made to appear in court to testify against one of her blackmailers as it was increasingly becoming obvious that she was cajoled into carrying out the shameful act. To further buttress these claims, a legal practitioner, Barrister Chukwuemeka Ugwuonye, who doubles as one of the advocates fighting the cause of the young lady, has now released a picture of the lady alleged to be behind the whole blackmail. In a post on a group simply identified as the Due Process Advocates (DPA), Barrister Ugwuonye wrote: “The name of the girl behind the camera in the Chidinma Okeke s*x video scandal is Jane Emoka. She was a diploma student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University at the relevant time. She was the one through which the principal figure sold the idea of making a s*x video to Chidinma and her roommate, Ada. Jane was the one that used her phone camera to make the video. “Jane is the owner of the hand that is seen in the video opening the girls’ l egs. She also participated in the s*x act. However, she was edited out of the video before it was uploaded on the internet. Why was she edited out? We know the answer to that. The original video was edited at the ABS media studio. “We know who edited it and we know who uploaded it on the internet and how that person did it. We have complete information on what happened – how the videos were made, who made the video, why they were made, the chain of custody, and the person that edited the video. It is quite a fascinating story of deep intrigues. But it is not what you thought. We are the best investigators in Africa. We know what happened from A to Z. “The picture below is the picture of Ms. Jane Emoka. For your information, the man that owned the bank account in which Chidinma and Ada were blackmailed into depositing money was arraigned in Lagos recently. “That man is now in Kirikiri prison on a remand while waiting to perfect his bail application. It is surprising that none of the suspected big wigs behind his game are coming forward to help him now. The small thief now seems to stand…

Confederation Of African Handball Lifts Ban On Nigeria

The Confederation of African Handball (CAHB), has lifted its ban on Nigeria after the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN), paid the outstanding debt of 9,800 euros. The HFN was banned by the CAHB in June 2016 for owing affiliation fee as well as participation money for the January 2016 African Men’s Handball Championship. The country was unable to take part in the 2016 African Women’s Handball Championship in Angola last month – a competition which was a qualifier for the 2017 World Women Handball Championships. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has demanded that the HFN submit its programmes for 2017 to avoid further…

Everton Shock Manchester City 4-0 In League Match

Everton on Sunday stunned Manchester City 4-0 in a Premier League match at the Goodison Park. The Black Watch took the lead in the 34th minute when Romelu Lukaku netted a brilliant goal with Kevin Mirallas’ assist. Mirallas doubled the score as he also utilised Ross Barkley’s cross while the hosts maintained the lead till the half time whistle was blown. The resilience of Ronald Koeman’s men earned them a third goal with Tom Davies’ fascinating shot 11 minutes to the end of the match. Pep Guardiola seemed disappointed with his players as all efforts to get a consolation proved abortive, while new signing Ademola Lookman netted the fourth for Everton. Manchester United have slipped to fifth position on the Premier League table with 42 points while Everton maintained their seventh place with 30…

EPL Champions Leicester City Lose 3-0 To Southampton

Premier League champions, Leicester City continued their woeful defense of their title with another heavy loss against Southampton on Sunday. The 3-0 loss over meant that Southampton ended a four-match losing run in the Premier League. James Ward-Prowse curled in a first-time effort after Cedric Soares’ cutback on 26 minutes, before Jay Rodriguez lashed in from close range after a Ward-Prowse delivery fell to him. After captain Virgil van Dijk limped off with an injury and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg dragged wide when clean through, Saints added a third a few minutes from time. Substitute Shane Long was brought down by Wes Morgan, and Dusan Tadic slammed in the resulting penalty. Leicester City continue to search for their first away win of the Premier League…

Apostle Suleman Begs His Congregation To Kill Any Fulani Herdsman They See Around Him Or His Church {Must Read}

A video has emerged of fiery senior pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has emerged in which he asked his church members to deal ruthlessly with any Fulani herdsman whose mission is to attack him or the church. The video that is currently trending online had Pastor Suleman revealing to church members how someone called him and told him about a plan by some Fulani herdsmen to attack him either on the road or in his church. Though it is not immediately known when he was recorded giving the instruction, some reports claim it was during the service of Sunday, January 15th, 2017. “Somebody called me and told me that there is a plan to send Fulani herdsmen after you and I said ok and the person said I should be careful and I said careful of what. “He said the herdsmen are just going to run into the road like herdsmen and begin to cause confusion and while your security men clear them and you come out, they will open fire. “I said okay. After about a week, he called me and said please, if you don’t do that, they might bring them to come around church premises. I said its okay. And I told my people, any Fulani herdsman you see around you, kill him. “I have told them in the church here, that any Fulani herdsman that just entered by mistake, Kill him, Kill Him. Cut his head. If they are busy killing Christians and nothing is happening, we will kill them and nothing will happen,” he said in the video. There had been continued attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the southern part of Kaduna with the governor declaring curfew at intervals. …

Osinbajo Resumes As Acting President, Gets Update On The Gambia Situation

Nigeria’s acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday received updates and briefs on the Gambian situation and other issues in the country from a number of cabinet ministers. A spokesman for the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande, hinted of the briefing in a post published on his twitter handle on Friday. Follow Laolu Akande @akandeoj VP Osinbajo on return to Abuja receives update & briefings on the situation in Gambia & also briefings from a number of cabinet ministers 7:28 PM - 20 Jan 2017 93 93 Retweets 83 83 likes “Work Of Change” Mr Akande had earlier tweeted that “work of change” had always been on Professor Osinbajo’s mind. He said Professor Osinbajo had returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday night to attend to some engagements in Ibadan, on Friday morning. President Muhammadu Buhari had in a letter to the National Assembly announced his deputy, as acting president while he is away on vacation. In Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh on Friday agreed to leave office and allow internationally recognised Adama Barrow, who had been sworn in, begin administration of government activities. Mr Barrow had on his Twitter handle announced Mr Jammeh’s decision to leave, a development that could douse the already tensed atmosphere in the…

Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th U.S. President

Mr Donald Trump has been sworn in  as the 45th President of the United States of America. Trump was on Friday inaugurated in Washington DC. The Vice President-elect, Mr Michael Pence was the first to take the oath of office, followed by Mr Trump.   America First In his inaugural speech, President Trump promised a new approach to governance, acknowledging that his oath mandates him to put Americans first. “From this day forward a new vision will govern our land, from this day forward, it is America first,” he said. Reiterating his campaign promises, he promised that every decision during his administration would favour American workers and the masses. “Every decision on trade, taxes foreign affairs will be made to favour Americans. “We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining and doing nothing,” he said, adding that the “time for empty talk is over”. “Now arrives time for action. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. We will not fail, our country will thrive and prosper again,” he said. President Trump also preached equality and fairness, promising that irrespective of social status, “you will never be ignored again”. “Your voice, hopes and dreams will define our own American destiny. Your courage will guide us along the way. Together, we will make America prosper and great again.” ‘I Will Fight For You’ Mr Trump maintained his pre-election stance on terrorism and the need to better protect Americans from danger. “Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every strength in my body and I will never let you down. America will start winning again like never before. “We will bring back our jobs, wealth, border and dreams. We will build new roads and highways, bridges railways all across our wonderful nation. “We will get our people out of welfare and back to work. We will follow two simple rules; buy American and hire American. “We will seek goodwill with every nation but we will eradicate Islamic terrorism completely from the face of the earth,” he said. Prayers were offered for the new president and the country. Several world leaders were present at the event. Also present was Mr Trump’s Democratic opponent during the presidential election, Mrs Hillary Clinton and her husband, former US President, Bill Clinton. She tweeted earlier, reaffirming her belief in America. Follow Hillary Clinton ✔ @HillaryClinton I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future. # Inauguration …

IGBOs Must Forge Ahead In Life! By Innocent Onyeagolum

By the time Germans (and her allies) was defeated in First World War in 1918, nobody envisaged Germans will ever toe the path of war in their lifetime again. When Adolph Hilter took over govt of Germany in 1933 and started instigating gullibly-minded Germans on the supremacy of Aryan Race, their Victors regretted not having punished them (i.e Germany) adequately in 1918. According to them, " a snake (i.e German) was captured and killed in 1918 but its head was not cut off." By the time Germany under Hilter instigated another 2nd World War that ended in 1945, heavy international sanctions were heaped on Germany and her allies. Her major allies include Japan and Italy. All her vast colonies were not only taken over from them but was shared by victorious nations. Germany herself was even divided into two for the purpose of recolonization. West German was taken over by Ameriaca while East Germany was taken over by Russia. Other colonies that suffered the same fate include Korea which was divided into North and South Korea. Vietnam was also divided into North Vietnam and South Vietnam. Germany was forbidden from producing Nuclear weapons or other instruments of mass destruction. These are some of the sanctions that were meted against Germany and her allies as a result of instigating 2nd World war. But today, where is Germany, Japan and Italy? They have all forged ahead in life! IGBOs NEED TO FORGE AHEAD IN LIFE! I believe Igbos has the potentialities of ruling the entire Africa. ONLY IF THEY CAN PUT THEIR ACTS TOGETHER!…

EX-MISS ANAMBRA, CHIDINMA OKEKE GETS HER CAR BACK, SIGNS UNDERTAKING NOT TO GRANT INTERVIEWS

According to human rights lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye, Anambra Broadcasting Service has returned ex-miss Anambra Chidinma Okeke's car to her, and was made to sign an undertaking that she would not grant interviews as to how/why the car was returned. The Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) yesterday returned the prize vehicle to the former Anambra Beauty Queen and made her sign an undertaking that she would not grant press interviews or reveal that the circumstances under which the prize car was returned to her.The threatened to have her detained if she breached that undertaking. From one of the ABS insiders, the Management of ABS took this measure in order to stop Chidinma from continuing as Government witness in the criminal case going on in Lagos. The ABS wants to suppress the ongoing case because their were involved in the making and leak of the sex video. If the case were to go on, the accused person will reveal the truth. They met with Ms. Okeke without her lawyer. They told her that nobody was allowed to come for the meeting except her parents. It is clear that Anambara State Government is behind this whole show of shame. They are doing everything to kill the case. Indeed, the DSS refused to make available to Chidinma and her lawyer the outcome of their investigation of the case explicitly because of the involvement of some Government officials in the scandal, particularly the Director of the ABS. More updates will be coming your way. But as we warned months, those who think that the Chidinma Okeke's case would die quietly are joking. In fact, even Chidinma Okeke cannot stop this story. We have sufficient insider sources in Anambra State. NOTE: The prize car was one of the prize award given to Chidima Okeke for winning the Beauty Pageantry for the year. The picture of the car and a ceremony is shown here. It is not yet clear what Chidinma plans to do about this development. But the pressure for her to keep quiet is high and Nigerians must not allow that to happen." …

Zimbabwe Pastor in court over Mugabe’s death prophecy

A Zimbabwean activist pastor appeared in court on Wednesday after police arrested him for predicting that President Robert Mugabe would die in October this year. Patrick Mugadza, a preacher in the tourist resort town of Victoria Falls, told journalists last week that he had received a prophecy from God that Mugabe would die on Oct. 17. Mugadza was arrested on Monday after appearing at the magistrate court on a separate charge of abusing the national flag. He also faces another charge of public nuisance after holding a one-man anti-government protest last year. Prosecutors could not formally lay charges of criminal nuisance on Mugadza because his lawyers objected to an additional charge of “offences to persons of particular religion or race’’. He will return to court on Thursday. Zimbabwean police often arrest political activists for insulting or undermining Mugabe’s office, but most of the cases have been dismissed by the…

NOTICE ON THE ADA IDEMILI, OKPALA IDEMILI, ADA IDEANI AND OKPALA IDEANI PAGENT FOR 2016/2017

The beauty pagent shall be a maiden type and it shall involve people from other communities and it does not matter whether you are from Ideani or not but the winners for Ada Ideani and Okpala Ideani must be of Ideani clan. The Ideani Student Forum shall play a role in the forthcoming Ada Idemili, Ada Ideani, Okpala Idemili and Okpala Ideani for the 2016/2017. This is because of their impact in the just concluded Ideani programmes. The Ideani Student Forum (ISF) is headed by Emeka Jackson Ossy Jackson Agbaleke, Amara Anosike, Onyinye Rose Akujieze, Koci Slim, Okafor mache, Inugu Amarachi, Uwaezuoke and their excos. They are doing perfectly well to promote the student saga in our dear community. The LOC shall cut across Idemili facet as IDF Director for Social(Male): Mr. George Yobo Okeke, IDF Director for Social(Female): Miss Nneka B. Obika, IDF Idealist and Secretary on IDF Membes Committee: Miss Perptual Ogbuagu, IDF admin: Agatha Okwunna, IDF Iron Lady: Atu-okoye Leticia Uzoamaka, The Chukwuebuka Solomon Singlebone, The LOCs , PAs, the Experts from within and outside Ideani as panel of Judges, our Ideani Face of Idemili: NNEAMAKA OFOMA and shall be available to crown the crownables. The essense of the pagent is to unify our youths to the national and international terrain. Thanks be to God, Ideani is finding its paths in the right direction since this administration started and are continuously getting it right. The who is who in Ideani must sponsor this programmes and our IDU EXCOS AND IDF EXCOS shall do the ticker tacker.   …

11 Dead As Police, Army Unleash Bullets On Biafrans Celebrating Trump’s Inauguration in Rivers

Reports reaching media News house indicates that the Nigerian police and army allegedly shot unarmed Biafrans celebrating the inauguration of US president-elect Donald Trump in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. According to reports, the media and publicity ‎secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, alleged that no fewer than 11 members of the pro-Biafra group have been shot dead by security operatives. “They have attacked our people; 11 have been confirmed dead, many others have bullet wounds”, he claimed in the statement,” he said. He alleged that the attack was carried out by the police, the army and the Department of State Services. A twitter user Anioke Collins, said Biafrians were been shot by police officers at Igwuocha area of the state. It was reported earlier that pro-Biafra supporters took to the street in the Port Harcourt to march in solidarity to Trump. Biafra supporters have always expressed their support for Trump hoping he will help them achieve the actualization for Biafra. Recall that members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) visited Trump tower in New York to commence the ‘Biafra For Trump Solidarity Rally’. They also passed a message concerning the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, their leader and the director of Radio Biafra who remains in custody since the middle of October…

BREAKING NEWS: The Nigerian Police, Army Shooting Unarmed Biafrans Celebrating Trump’s Inauguration In Garden City {Must See Photos}

The Nigerian police and army are reportedly shooting unarmed Biafrans celebrating the inauguration of US president-elect Donald Trump in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. According to a twitter user Anioke Collins, Biafrians were been shot by police officers at Igwuocha area of the state. It was reported earlier that pro-Biafra supporters took to the street in the Port Harcourt to march in solidarity to Trump. Biafra supporters have always expressed their support for Trump hoping he will help them achieve the actualization for Biafra. Recall that members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) visited Trump tower in New York to commence the ‘Biafra For Trump Solidarity Rally’. They also passed a message concerning the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, their leader and the director of Radio Biafra who remains in custody since the middle of October…

Do Not Demise Telling Your Story By CB Sparkz Mezue

Sometime in 2012 Iheanacho paid #50 in a viewing center in the streets of obiagu Enugu state and watched Sergio Aguero score the goal that won Man city the tittle. Now both of them play together for that same team and Iheanacho chills with his hero and idol almost every single day Moral lesson Never give up on that your hustle...keep believing and telling yourself that one-day e go better Nothing when I mean Nothing is impossible and no dream is too big. Don't be afraid to tell other people's story for one day your story would be the talk of the town. …

Digital Switch-Over: BON Chairman Initiates Stakeholders’ Meeting

Ahead of the June 2017 deadline for digital switch-over, the federal government is hoping to facilitate a meeting of players in the broadcast industry to resolve issues affecting digitization in the country.  During a meeting with the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed in Abuja, the Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), Mr John Momoh, suggested that the meeting be held to aggregate the challenges affecting digitization and proffer solutions to them. He told Channels TV that the digital switch-over was on course but there were gray areas that need to be resolved. He said: “He (Minister) has an ear to the ground and knows what he is doing as regards the digital switch-over and he welcomed the idea of a stakeholders’ meeting which I put forward. “The stakeholders’ meeting will be such that will get (together) people like the fiber companies, the broadcasters, the platform carriers, signal distributor, content aggregators and producers as well as the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) who should actually be one of the stakeholders since they monitor the kind of setup boxes that would be manufactured in the country. “We will all come to the table and address the issues confronting the DSO.” The Minister admitted that the meeting was necessary and should be held regularly until the target date. He hoped that the meeting would be called soon as it would “not only discuss issues that are strategic and important to the process”. “We are talking about channels owners, setup box manufacturers, the distributors, the aggregators; everybody. “We need to meet regularly so that as we move forward, we would ensure nobody is left behind,” the Minister said. …

Boko Haram: 75 NSCDC Personnel Killed In Borno In 2016 – Officials

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps says 75 personnel of the command were killed while 15 were declared missing in action in the year 2016. The Commandant of the Corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, told journalists in a news conference that the officers were killed in separate attacks in Gwoza and Gamboru Ngala in the Boko Haram insurgency.   “We have alerted our sister agencies on the issues while the NSCDC national headquarters have assisted the families of the bereaved.” he said. Abdullah noted that about 19 area offices belonging to the NSCDC across the state were completely destroyed by Boko Haram. His words: “We will deploy additional 500 personnel in liberated LGA’s. We have already deployed 100 to Dikwa; we are preparing 30 for Monguno, while 20 of our men were drafted for Nganzai local government area.” “Some of them are already in Chibok and Askira Uba local government areas.” Abdullahi stated. Abdullahi said those deployed include the Anti-riot Squad, Bomb Detection and Disposal Unit as well as Intelligence and Detective Unit of the…

Arrested Premium Times Publisher Released

The publisher of Premium Times, Mister Dapo Olorunyomi, who was arrested on Thursday evening by the police, has been released. According to the online news media, Mr Olorunyomi was released alongside the company’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu, who was also arrested. They were said to have been released on bail and asked to report at the FCT police command headquarters by 8:00 a.m. on Friday. Plain-clothed officers were said to have conducted search at the Abuja office of the organisations yesterday, saying they were acting on a complaint filed by the Nigerian Army. The arrests came days after premium times turned down the army’s demand to retract news stories about it and its…

Salary Will Always Make You Be On A Waiting List By SirKinx Ify Nwadike

WORDS ON MARBLE - SALARY!!! Research has it that the poorest groups of people in the world are Salary earners. They live in a vicious cycle of poverty. Salary is continuously being awaited every month and any slight delay brings about heartbreaking anxiety and disappointment. Salary alone cannot solve your money problems. You need a Secondary Source of income to balance. Salary is the MEDICINE for managing POVERTY, it doesn't CURE it. Only your BUSINESS or INVESTMENT Cures Poverty. The difference between those beggars on the street and salary earners is one month salary. Truncate the flow of their salary for one month and you will realise majority belong to the lower class. I therefore urge every one of us to be FINANCIALLY INTELLIGENT and delve into entrepreneurship because Salary is a lifetime disappointment.For more investment info inbox me, it does not matter what you earn. # Kinx …

NOTICE ON ADA IDE AND ADA IDEANI BEAUTY PAGENT APPLICATION FORMS.

We wish to inform those interested to contest for ADA IDE AND ADA IDEANI Beauty pagent that the application forms shall be out this weekend and ready for sale. The pagent is expected to hold this Easter period as all our external experts are all informed as we expected to host this programmes in a big way. There shall be awards and presentations to some growing artist and comedians and even old and new actors in and outside of Nigeria. So, if you are interested and wants to apply, that the application forms are seriously loading for details, you can contact Perpetual Perptual Ogbuagu or any member of the IDF Social Committee or IDF external pagents expert or any member of the LOC or the Face of Idemili or call me on +2348034685084, +2348185274216 for details. Sponsors are also expected for further discussion. Thanks and goodluck   …

President Buhari Notifies National Assembly About Vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly to notify the lawmakers about his 10-day vacation. In the letter sent to the legislators on Thursday, the President stated that he would be away from Monday January 23 to February 6, 2017. He informed the lawmakers that while he is away on the short vacation, which is part of his 2017 annual leave, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would perform his duties. The communication from the President is in compliance with Section 145 subsection (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended. The law mandates the President to transmit a written declaration to the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives. In compliance with the constitution, President Buhari is expected to transmit similar declaration to the National Assembly when he returns from his…

ECOWAS Mandates Deployment Of Forces To The Gambia

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has formally approved the deployment of troops to The Gambia. In a statement signed by Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Mr Mohammed Dan-Ali, the federal government explained that ECOWAS decided in a meeting to use its standby force in upholding the result of the presidential election held in The Gambia in December 2016, which produced Mr Adama Barrow as winner. The Minister added that in line with the ECOWAS directive, the Nigerian military would deploy its assets to protect the people of The Gambia and maintain regional peace and…

Why Fayose Strongly Believes – Buhari Was Deliberately Shut Out Of Trump’s Inauguration, His Reason Will Shock You

Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described the non-extension of invitation to President Muhammadu Buhari to attend United States of America President-Elect, Donald Trump’s inauguration as a clear signal that Buhari does not enjoy international relevance any more. The governor, who said the 10 days’ vacation announced by the president could be to cover up the embarrassment, after all efforts to secure invitation to the inauguration failed, added that the development was a very clear signal that Buhari’s government will not enjoy tangible support from the new US government, adding that. According to a statement signed by his special assistant on public communication and new media, Mr. Lere Olayinka, Fayose said “there is no doubt that Buhari is not in the good books of the incoming US government,” arguing that Buhari’s frequent visit to US during Obama administration and the romance was due to the tacit support given to Buhari by Obama to win the 2015 election with deception. He said; “with Obama’s role in the emergence of President Buhari, it can be said that he (Obama) is a member of the APC in the diaspora.” Fayose continued; “There is more to it that in an important event like the inauguration of a new US President, our president will be missing in action.” The governor wondered why the same Buhari, who was a regular visitor to the US under Obama, is today not part of the historic inauguration of a new administration.No doubt, something is fundamentally wrong because if there is hope of a future relationship between President Buhari and the new US President, they would have been celebrating his inauguration and would not have allowed Nigerians to hear any other news apart from Buhari going to America. “Obviously, Buhari’s junketing to US that gulped $1 million per trip, has come to an inglorious end,” he said. The governor, who congratulated Trump for winning against all odds, like he (Fayose) won his own election in Ekiti in 2014, appealed to the new American president to do everything humanly possible to save Nigeria from the wanton killings and horrid human rights abuses of the Buhari administration. He enjoined Trump to use his good offices to look into the daily killings in Nigeria particularly in Southern Kaduna where over 1,000 people were killed like goats and buried in mass graves. Fayose reiterated; “The Southern Kaduna killings is a clear case of genocide that must be thoroughly investigated and unraveled. “To make matters worse was the bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons camp by the military in apparent desperation to cover up the corruption and mismanagement of affairs in the camp. “We appeal to Trump to ensure that the voice of the opposition is not silenced in this country.” Describing the emergence of Trump as the will of God despite human gang up, Fayose said that the opposition in Nigeria will work with the new American government. Fayose also cited the reckless disobedience to court orders; the deliberate efforts to kill opposition and turn Nigeria into a one-party state; the intolerance of this administration which is second to none, victimization and hacking of opposition leaders’ telephone conversations under the guise of anti-corruption war; the bastardization of institutions of state such as the armed forces, INEC, Police, Department of State Security, compromising of a section of the Judiciary, and turning them all into jellies doing the bidding of the ruling party at the snapping of fingers are other possible reasons why Buhari was not invited to Trump’s inauguration.He implored the new American president to put international pressure on the Buhari administration to restore true democracy to Nigeria. “We however appreciate the non invitation of Buhari because that will give him the much needed opportunity to face the problems he inflicted on Nigeria, especially the IDP bombing, which left over 100 hapless Nigerians dead,” he…

Adama Barrow Sworn-In As Gambian President

Adama Barrow has been sworn in as Gambian President in neighbouring Senegal as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office. The man who won The Gambia’s disputed election, took the oath at the Gambian embassy in Senegal. “This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in a lifetime,” Barrow said in a speech immediately after taking the oath of office. Adama Barrow, born 16 February 1965, is a member of the United Democratic Party (UDP). Prior to his presidential campaign, he was the treasurer of the UDP and operated a real estate agency. He established the agency, Majum Real Estate, in 2006 after returning from studies in London, England. He has been exiled in Senegal having had his victory at the presidential election of 2016 rejected by the former president, Yahya Jammeh. He arrived Senegal at the weekend following an invitation to attend a summit of African leaders who back his victory. He missed the Monday funeral of his eight-year-old son who died after being mauled by a dog, as he was advised to remain in Senegal for his safety. Jammeh, who has been in power since a 1994 coup, initially conceded to Barrow before he then back-tracked, saying the vote was flawed and there had to be a re-run. Overnight talks with African leaders to convince him to stand down…

Wow! Trump reportedly shuns Buhari for Jonathan as Nigeria’s representative at his inauguration

Deji Adeyanju, a Twitter user with close ties to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that United States of America president-elect Donald Trump has invited ex-president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan to his inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017. Unconfirmed report says Trump has shunned Buhari for Jonathan as Nigeria's representative at his inauguration In a singular tweet, Adeyanju also claimed that no invitation was extended by Trump to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. The authenticity of Adeyanju’s claim could not be immediately confirmed at the time of filing this report. Deji Adeyanju, who is a known official of the opposition PDP, claims that President Buhari (inset) did not get an invitation to Trump's inauguration. Recall that Trump had reportedly ignored to call President Buhari who was among the first world leaders to congratulate him after he defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the November 8 elections. Trump has been making some comments that have got Nigerian government officials worried about the nature of relationship that would exist between the two countries  after the exit of outgoing president Barack Obama. See the tweets: User Actions Follow Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 ‏ @ adeyanjudeji Donald Trump Inauguration: Former President Goodluck Jonathan invited. Incumbent President @ MBuhari not invited. RETWEETS 549 LIKES 111 12:26 AM - 19 Jan 2017 80 replies 549 retweets 111 likes Reply 80 Retweet 549 Like 111 More Tweet text Ogunbi Ola ‏ @ OGUNBIS 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari Buffoon invites buffoon. Simple!!! 5 replies 7 retweets 5 likes Reply 5 Retweet 7 Like 5 More sunny bridge ‏ @ sunnywinehousse 12h 12 hours ago better than your generation at least. Enjoy your recession in peace. @ adeyanjudeji @ MBuhari 1 reply 11 retweets 9 likes Reply 1 Retweet 11 Like 9 More Day_Walker ‏ @ El_Gandaf 11h 11 hours ago Buffon better tha your lord Buhari 0 replies 3 retweets 3 likes Reply Retweet 3 Like 3 More Alh Aminu Sani   🇳🇬 ‏ @ emmaikumeh 11h 11 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari Buhari can attend Adama Barrow swearing in inside Gambia Embassy in Senegal All na Presidential Inauguration @ adeyanjudeji 3 replies 17 retweets 8 likes Reply 3 Retweet 17 Like 8 More Show more SeenEnough ‏ @ AmeGerian01 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari They will invite pmb when they r watching cartoon so that he can laugh and laugh and laugh. @ GarShehu . 2 replies 24 retweets 11 likes Reply 2 Retweet 24 Like 11 More Show more seun ‏ @ seunvictor1 8h 8 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari Guy must everything be politicized, u need to apply common sense when u write. @ kennygee_70 @ APCNigeria 2 replies 1 retweet 1 like Reply 2 Retweet 1 Like 1 More kennygee babe ‏ @ kennygee_70 8h 8 hours ago common sense for what? Deji is too smart for young minds he's just playing to the gallery 1 reply 0 retweets 1 like Reply 1 Retweet Like 1 More seun ‏ @ seunvictor1 8h 8 hours ago So sad that pple like him can't just think progressively and criticize constructively. 2 replies 0 retweets 1 like Reply 2 Retweet Like 1 More kennygee babe ‏ @ kennygee_70 8h 8 hours ago pls don't waste energy on deji he has achieved his aim, it was an ego trip and he won Qed 1 reply 0 retweets 2 likes Reply 1 Retweet Like 2 More seun ‏ @ seunvictor1 8h 8 hours ago Thank Kennygee, just so painful ni jare. 0 replies 0 retweets 3 likes Reply Retweet Like 3 More Lookman Adebiyi™ ‏ @ lookmanadebiyi 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 stop being mischievous @ realDonaldTrump knows @ MBuhari is deeply involved in @ BarrowOfficial1 & Gambia issue and inauguration 4 replies 6 retweets 4 likes Reply 4 Retweet 6 Like 4 More UDOH UDUAK ‏ @ CMUDOH 12h 12 hours ago Are you serious broda Buhari wanting to topple a dictator # likemind 1 reply 3 retweets 1 like Reply 1 Retweet 3 Like 1 More Lookman Adebiyi™ ‏ @ lookmanadebiyi 11h 11 hours ago Its a regional assignment, and insha Allah him and others will succeed. 2 replies 1 retweet 4 likes Reply 2 Retweet 1 Like 4 More Show more AJ Photography ‏ @ adremzxy 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari this can't be true despite the war on corruption... Wisdom is profitable to direct 1 reply 0 retweets 1 like Reply 1 Retweet Like 1 More sunny bridge ‏ @ sunnywinehousse 12h 12 hours ago which war on corruption? @ adeyanjudeji @ MBuhari 1 reply 1 retweet 3 likes Reply 1 Retweet 1 Like 3 More AJ Photography ‏ @ adremzxy 12h 12 hours ago we can't deny the fight against corruption even if selective and bias...fight on 3 replies 0 retweets 1 like Reply 3 Retweet Like 1 More O.D ‏ @ activityjeffaro 9h 9 hours ago this is how foolish some Nigerian are. "Even if selective and biased" 0 replies 5 retweets 4 likes Reply Retweet 5 Like 4 More Don Uche Smith ‏ @ Don_Uchesmith 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari L L how do u expect Trump to invite Buhari who used Nigerians money to support Hillary Clinton during US Election. 1 reply 14 retweets 6 likes Reply 1 Retweet 14 Like 6 More Show more Manuel ‏ @ Emanstone 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 PMB clearly stated his position during the US elections. He's not a friend of Trump but a foe. Trump foes are jittery.. 1 reply 6 retweets 2 likes Reply 1 Retweet 6 Like 2 More Show more Dunstan Ose Oyugbo ‏ @ DunstanOyugbo 10h 10 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 yippee. congratulations!!! You can now take the FIFA World Cup from Germany. 0 replies 0 retweets 3 likes Reply Retweet Like 3 More Mr Adisa ‏ @ deeduke1 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari This sad for the APC, bcos America has always been their revered Lord. Been docile to the American govt since day 1 0 replies 3 retweets 3 likes Reply Retweet 3 Like 3 More Mr Sharrrraap Dia ‏ @ asari_freedom 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari they invited him but @ GarShehu tot it was greeting card 1 reply 5 retweets 3 likes Reply 1 Retweet 5 Like 3 More Show more sunny bridge ‏ @ sunnywinehousse 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 they will trace another millions of $$$ to him when he's back from Trump inauguration. @ MBuhari 1 reply 2 retweets 6 likes Reply 1 Retweet 2 Like 6 More The 'SHRINE' ‏ @ ogonna_chukwu 11h 11 hours ago , Yes, bro. They will discover millions of$$$$inside his fish tanks 0 replies 1 retweet 1 like Reply Retweet 1 Like 1 More Meroyi Emmanuel ‏ @ MeroyiSmatt 2h 2 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and 2 others So what? Who wants to go 2 an event that a number of proven democrats are distancing themselves from. 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes Reply 1 Retweet Like More SuperWoman ‏ @ Gloria_speaks 2h 2 hours ago me ooo n am sure u too! Gay Democrats can stay away for all I care expect ur one of them. 1 reply 0 retweets 1 like Reply 1 Retweet Like 1 More Meroyi Emmanuel ‏ @ MeroyiSmatt 2h 2 hours ago 'expect' indeed. U sure can go, a trumpster need no invitation, just pack ur 'whatever' & leave. 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes Reply 1 Retweet Like More SuperWoman ‏ @ Gloria_speaks 2h 2 hours ago hehehe, cry baby!!! 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes Reply 1 Retweet Like More Meroyi Emmanuel ‏ @ MeroyiSmatt 2h 2 hours ago Seriously? like anyone cares who goes 2 d inauguration of a con artist? Well other con artists will go 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes Reply 1 Retweet Like More SuperWoman ‏ @ Gloria_speaks 2h 2 hours ago yea, wait for when the gay people are going, am sure by then u will gladly go, as birds of a feather.... 1 reply 0 retweets 1 like Reply 1 Retweet Like 1 More Meroyi Emmanuel ‏ @ MeroyiSmatt 2h 2 hours ago Sure U didnt see my background pix. Why will U even study who you're chatting, when U wrote except as expect. smhhh 2 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Reply 2 Retweet Like More SuperWoman ‏ @ Gloria_speaks 1h 1 hour ago hehehe, u dt is a professor bt don't kn d difference btw chatting n tweeting...Don't nid ur profile, d real u lies in ur tweets 1 reply 0 retweets 1 like Reply 1 Retweet Like 1 More Show more Nnwoka Daniel ‏ @ deehumorous 8h 8 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 if this was true, you would have paid for major slots on news networks, newspaper mentions.. etc... 1 reply 2 retweets 0 likes Reply 1 Retweet 2 Like More Show more Uche ‏ @ Demoore90210 10h 10 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari Source of info please 1 reply 0 retweets 1 like Reply 1 Retweet Like 1 More Azibola Omekwe ‏ @ AzibolaOmekwe 9h 9 hours ago It's a wrong info 0 replies 1 retweet 1 like Reply Retweet 1 Like 1 More AGBOOLA OLUMIDE ‏ @ olu_agboola 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari Bros, please tell me you're joking before I laugh someone to death 1 reply 1 retweet 3 likes Reply 1 Retweet 1 Like 3 More Show more Sassy R #MafiaKureva ‏ @ ShhhTendo 9h 9 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari he shd invite Robert to get notes on how to ignore unpopularity during his tenure. 0 replies 1 retweet 0 likes Reply Retweet 1 Like More Davvydoe Jasper ‏ @ KingDavidJasper 11h 11 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 we shouldn't forget that @ MBuhari supported @ HillaryClinton instead of being neutral.. @ GEJonathan my hero 0 replies 2 retweets 4 likes Reply Retweet 2 Like 4 More Woye ‏ @ woye1 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari presidents were all invited via their embassies. Understand how govt works, do not be ignorant 2 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Reply 2 Retweet Like More Pryd Emeh ‏ @ bptcrown 11h 11 hours ago so basically all world leaders are invited. Including Putin and Al Assad. 4 replies 1 retweet 0 likes Reply 4 Retweet 1 Like More Show more Mr Mayode ‏ @ mayomide1 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 @ Oddy4real @ MBuhari President Buhari is very busy fa 1 reply 2 retweets 0 likes Reply 1 Retweet 2 Like More Show more Julius Nkenchor ‏ @ sejulinchor 12h 12 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari If this is true, the signal is PMB is corrupt. 1 reply 2 retweets 3 likes Reply 1 Retweet 2 Like 3 More Show more Tobiloba | GMB ‏ @ abacuzy 40m 40 minutes ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari deji ti nsa ron. . Senile! My problem is your followers are gullible. 0 replies 0 retweets 1 like Reply Retweet Like 1 More Realone Elias ‏ @ winurluv 5h 5 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari can u also show us whr it was stated tht PMB is uninvited? I can see gulible minds dancing azonto ovr unverified news 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Reply Retweet Like More Realone Elias ‏ @ winurluv 5h 5 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari since u re the only one privy to this classified information, can u pls show us the invitation sent to GEJ? 1 reply 0 retweets 1 like Reply 1 Retweet Like 1 More hemAChalz ‏ @ Chalzameh1 4h 4 hours ago https:// m.thenigerianvoice.com/news/242953/us -inauguration-trump-team-denies-media-report-inviting-fo.html   … 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes Reply 1 Retweet Like More Realone Elias ‏ @ winurluv 51m 51 minutes ago thank u for the msg. I just made it go viral on my timeline on facebook 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Reply Retweet Like More Toyin Adekola ‏ @ tsadekola 6h 6 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari petty. smh 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Reply Retweet Like More Baban Zahra. ‏ @ abduidriskaiama 9h 9 hours ago Replying to Adeyanju Deji   🇳🇬 and Muhammadu Buhari are you no longer educated? Is this what PDP politics has done to you …

Doom In Disguise; Rev Father Recounts – God Revealed To Me How Buhari Would Bring Doom To Nigeria {Must Read}

Rev Emmanuel Obimma has said the policies of the President Buhari have spread poverty across Nigeria The spiritual director of the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry calls on the presidency to do something fast to save Nigerians going through hardship Rev Obimma says the Buhari’s administration has failed Nigerians The spiritual director of the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma, has said the change in Nigeria now under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was not the change the people bargained for. The cleric popularly known as Ebube Muonso, on Thursday, January 19, said before Buhari was voted in as president, the Holy Ghost revealed to him that Buhari will win the election, but that his reign would bring doom to Nigerians. The cleric said the policies of the president have spread poverty across Nigeria, The Sun reports. He said: “It is a known fact that our economy is simply bastardized. Nigerian economy is in shambles. I will like to use this medium to tell Buhari that Nigerians are crying. As priests of God, we are the people receiving feedback from the people. When things are getting so bad, we are the people they run. He called on the presidency to do something fast to save Nigerians going through hardship. “Go to hospitals, peoples are lying helplessly. Some Nigerians today cannot afford their house rents. There is hunger everywhere. People are dying. Buhari, people are dying in your hands” he yelled. He said Buhari’s leadership is not the kind of change Nigerians need, insisting that Nigerians need good leadership The cleric called for fervent prayers and for change, saying the Buhari’s administration has failed Nigerians. Meanwhile, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Stand Up Nigeria (SUN) has blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan for the present hardship being experienced by Nigerians. In a rally staged by the group tagged “One Million Man Rally for President Muhammadu Buhari” in Lagos on Thursday, January 19, the group insisted that all the problems the country is presently facing could have been averted if former President Jonathan’s administration had been proactive in the management of the country’s resources. The group made this known in a statement signed by the South-West Coordinator of the group John Blessing. The group also urged Nigerians to stand by President Buhari in his reforms. He added that it was wrong of anybody to apportion blame on the president for the economic problems facing the…

Buhari Meets With Service Chiefs Before Leaving On Vacation

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday held a meeting with his service chiefs behind closed doors at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport. This was before proceeding on his ten-day vacation. On his official Twitter handle, the President tweeted: “Before leaving I met with the Security Chiefs. We will continue to work to fulfill our promise to confront all security challenges head-on.” The Chief of Defense Staff, Abayomi Olanishakin, who spoke to journalists, said that the meeting was to give the President an update on the movement of a stand-by troop to The Gambia. The president has been a mediator in the political crisis in the West African country and the briefing lasted for about one hour. Also speaking, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, gave the assurance that there is nothing to worry about the President’s routine medical checkup while on his vacation. The President himself also made it clear that there is nothing wrong with going on vacation, just before stepping into the presidential jet. The President is expected to resume work on February 6, 2017. While away, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the…

Another Set Of Nigerian Troops Leaves For Gambia Ahead Of Inauguration Date

The Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday airlifted troops to the Gambia, a day before the initial time set for the inauguration of the President-elect, Mr Adama Barrow. Gambian parliament had earlier on Wednesday extended the president’s remaining days in office by 90 days. The deployment is part of efforts to ensure that President Yahya Jammeh will hand over power to the winner of the December 1 presidential election. ECOWAS, West African bloc, had warned that military force may be considered should Mr Jammeh insists on staying on in power. Troops ready for Gambia operation a day to the inauguration date The Nigerian contingents will join troops from Ghana and Senegal. Television’s correspondent, Amaka Okafor, who joined the troops before their departure in Kanji in Niger State, said that the Chief of Air Staff had earlier arrived at the 117 Air Combat Training Camp In Kanji to address the troops being deployed as part of a stand-by force in a yet to be named operation in the Gambia. “Your Mission Is Very Clear” ECOWAS decided to engage its military might after mediating team led by Nigerian leader, Muhammadu Buhari, could not convince President Jammeh to relinquish power to the president-elect of Gambia. Mr Jammeh had earlier said he would accept the result of the election but changed his mind few days later, insisting that another election should be held. He had filed a suit but the judiciary of the country refused to give its ruling in the case. Nigerian Air Force aircraft departs Nigeria for The Gambia The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Sadiq Abubakar, told the contingent before their departure from the Air Force Unit to be of good behaviour, observe safety and precautionary measures as they carry out their operations. He gave the assurance that all that the troops needed would be provided. The Air chief said: “I want to leave nobody in doubt that you are professionals. I want you to also leave nobody in doubt that you are a highly disciplined force. “Your mission is very clear. Your commander is with you. What we want is for you to get there, do you work professionally and conduct yourselves as disciplined force”. A 200-man contingent left Nigeria for The Gambia to make good ECOWAS’ threat of engaging force to ensure that President Jammeh leaves office Done with the address, the troops made their way to their various aircraft participating in the operation while the support team made their way to the Charlie 130 Aircraft. The other pilots took their positions in the various fighter jets participating in the operation. The 200-man contingent include 20 air crew and 80 combat support team for the first batch of the Nigerian Air contingent in the yet to be named operation. Their departure came a day after Naval Ship NNS Unity left the shores of Nigeria for the Gambia, reading for any military force. …

PMP On Rann Bombing: Buhari Warns Against Re-occurrence

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has warned the Army to ensure that an air strike which killed many civilians in Borno state on Tuesday does not happen again. The Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari, conveyed the president’s message when he led a Federal Government delegation on a condolence visit to the Borno state government. Among the team are the Chief of Staff to the President, Ministers of Defence and Information, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, and the Chief of Air Staff. Kyari said the visit was initiated by the President, who has condoled with families of victims of the airstrike. “The president is distressed at the sad mishap and he regrets the incidence,” the Chief of Staff noted. The president is saddened by the mishap coming at this stage of the post-insurgency war with the terrorists cowardly hiding in the midst of innocent civilians to attract casualties. According to Kyari, ” the government will do all it can to treat the injured and the Army will do all they can to ensure it doesn’t happen again.” According to him, the Federal Government is committed to returning IDPs to their homes and ensuring the restoration of peace in Nigeria. Governor Kashim Shettima commended the Federal Government for its swift response to the Kalabalge disaster maintaining that the “incidence of friendly fire is as old of history of mankind”. “We are not justifying the sad incidence of Kalabalge but we are only going down memory lane to understand that friendly fire is common during conflicts, accounting for 2-7% of deaths in war situations.” Kashim stated. “It is gratifying that nobody made efforts to sweep it, hide anything or play the blame game; we appreciate the Army’s sincerity,” the governor said. …

Rann Bombing: House Of Representatives Wants Thorough Investigation

The House of Representatives in Nigeria is requesting for a thorough investigation into the Nigerian Air Force’s accidental bombing of a settlement in Rann, a community in Borno State. In a debate that lasted for about an hour, lawmakers called for a probe of the incident which had caused the death of innocent Nigerians. At least 50 persons were killed when a military jet dropped a bomb on the settlement. The military said it had received reports that fleeing Boko Haram members were settling in the area. It was a solemn moment, as the sponsor of the motion, which came as a motion of urgent public importance, Representative Sani Zorro, appealed to the House to set up an ad-hoc committee to visit the scene and assess the situation on ground. Lawmakers, who contributed to the lengthy debate that followed, described the incident as a sad development that must be investigated. This resolution enjoyed the support of the House and was approved unanimously. It was an incident that Nigerians are still coming to terms with, even though the military has said that the incident was a regrettable one. Several of the injured persons are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital city, Maiduguri, with an official of the state government saying 54 of them are in stable condition. After the debate on the issue, the House resolved to send a 10-man committee to visit the scene and assess the situation on ground. A minute silence was also observed in honour of those who lost their lives in the incident. Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari warned the military to ensure that such an incident would not occur again.  The Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari, conveyed the president’s message when he led a Federal Government delegation on a condolence visit to the Borno state government. Among the team were the Chief of Staff to the President, Ministers of Defence and Information, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, and the Chief of Air Staff. Kyari said the visit was initiated by the President, who has condoled with families of victims of the airstrike. …

BREAKING NEWS… Governor Okezie Ikpeazu will this friday,January 20, 2017 perform the ground breaking ceremony of the OSISIOMA FLYOVER, the FIRST EVER FLYOVER IN ABIA STATE.

The flyover which is designed to cover the areas around the Osisioma Junction in Aba will ease traffic flow on the Enugu PH Express way, making it smooth for travelers who have no plan to drive into Aba to continue their journey on the expressway. Since the creation on Abia State 25 years ago, indeed, since the creation of the Old Imo State in 1976, no such project has ever been undertaken by any government. Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu is doing it. …

Fatal error: How over 100 people died as Air Force bombs IDP camp.

"Buhari pleads for calm, says it’s a “regrettable operational mistake”. MAIDUGURI—JUST as the nation generally, and Borno State in particular was about coming to terms with the suicide bomb attack at the University of Maiduguri, tragedy struck again in Borno State,yesterday. No fewer than 100 innocent civilians were killed in a mistaken air strike by men of the Nigerian Air Force of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ in the North-East, in a coordinated attack on a supposed group of terrorists gathering in Kala Balge Local Government Area of the state. Sources said the air strike was carried out on one of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge council, in which civilians were killed, while two soldiers, staff of International Committee of Red Cross, ICRC and Medicine San Frontiers (Doctors without Borders) were critically wounded. A close government source, who did not want his name mentioned said, “more than 100 innocent civilians were killed in the incident.” The Nigerian Air Force was said to be carrying out mop-up operations against the insurgents in the North-East when the incident happened. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the Federal Government will help the state government in attending to the victims of the accidental bombing. The President who received the news with deep sadness and regrets, described it as regrettable and pleaded for calm. He condoled with the families of the dead, wishing the wounded divine succour and full recovery even as he sympathized with the Borno State Government. He prayed God to grant repose to the souls of the dead of “this regrettable operational mistake.” Confirming the incident at a news conference held at the Theatre Command Headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday, Major-General Lucky Irabor said upon receiving an intelligence report that some Boko Haram elements were regrouping in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, he quickly ordered men of the Air Force to address the problem. He regretted that the strike was conducted in the area, unfortunately locals and other civilians were killed alongside remnants of insurgents, who were regrouping. “This morning (yesterday), we received reports about gathering of Boko Haram terrorists somewhere in Kala Balge Local Government area of Borno State. We got a coordinate and I directed that the air should go to address the problem. “Unfortunately, the strike was conducted but it turned out that the locals somewhere in Rann were affected. “We are yet to get the details of the casualties. But we heard that some civilians were killed, others were wounded and we also have two of our soldiers that were also wounded. Among some that were wounded were local staff of the Medecines Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) as well as ICRC,” Irabor said. Kala Balge is east and about 180 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the state capital. Also confirming the incident, military spokesperson, Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar confirmed the incident but explained that it was an error that the military deeply regrets. He explained that soldiers got information of movement of Boko Haram members and deployed ground troops and air cover to tackle the terrorists. It was the air support that mistakenly dropped the bomb, he said. It was further learned that the state government has already ordered all hospitals in Maiduguri to be prepared to receive and promptly treat the injured. Also, an International Red Cross, ICRC, helicopter has been deployed to the camp to evacuate the wounded to the various hospitals. Governor Shettima orders emergency medical response: Following the unfortunate incident, Governor Kashim Shettima has ordered the state Ministry of Health to set up emergency units in all medical hospitals under the state government located in Maiduguri with the state Specialist Hospital, the Professor Umaru Shehu Hospital and General Muhammad Shuwa memorial hospital, all placed on standby in readiness to carry out emergency treatment. The governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, said in a statement yesterday that Governor Shettima received the news with very deep concern while he has channelled his focus on ensuring that all the victims, particularly those with severe injuries are provided urgent medical treatment. “As at this evening (yesterday), the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent has deployed a helicopter which is on ground at Rann to begin evacuation of victims, starting with those with the most critical health conditions. The MSF (Medecines Sans Frontieres — Doctors Without Borders) along with officials of the state government have been first responders. Governor Shettima commends MSF for its rapid response in providing first aid treatment to victims at the scene. “While Shettima is working to ensure that all victims are evacuated as soon as possible, the state Commissioner of Health has mobilized medical doctors, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists and other health officials in all hospitals owned by Borno State Government, while ambulances have also been deployed. The medical experts are currently on standby with emergency consumables set for treatment of victims soon as they arrive Maiduguri. “Casualty figures are yet to be ascertained but from information available to the governor, there are records of deaths with many persons injured. The governor’s heart is with families of all those affected and urges citizens to pray for the repose of the souls of those dead and the speedy recovery of the injured. “Governor Shettima looks forward to formal communication from the military to ascertain what happened and will brief the media should there be the need to do so. For now, all focus should be on the evacuation of victims and the provision of emergency medical services to them with the hope that they quickly recover,” Gusau said. Accidental strike saddening- The Nigerian Air Force, in a statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, expressed sadness over the incident. Famuyiwa in a statement, yesterday, said: “NAF is saddened by today’s (yesterday) accidental air strike by its fighter jet at Rann in Kala Balge area of Borno State in which some innocent lives were lost. “While available information is sketchy, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole is taking appropriate steps to avail us with details of the incident. The loss occasioned by this unfortunate incident is deeply regretted. “NAF commiserates with those affected and their families and would update the public as soon as detailed facts emerge from the investigation.” Dogara, Saraki regret incident Meanwhile, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, regretted the incident involving IDP camp, in Borno. Dogara in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, condoled with the families of the victims and prayed God to comfort them. He also prayed for quick recovery for the injured, and urged the military to investigate the incident so as to prevent future occurrence. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, yesterday, conveyed his deep regret over the accidental bombing of the Rann Community in Borno State. Saraki, in a statement on his social media handles said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of today’s accident in Rann Community of Borno State. “I pray that the souls of the victims may rest in peace. I wish the victims speedy recovery, and I pray that incidents like these never reoccur again. Vanguard…

“No police officer has the right to check your phone” – Lagos Police PRO

Lagos State Police PRO, Dolap Badmus. Credits: Linda Ikeji TV/youtube For a long time, Nigerians have asked if it’s right for police officer to search your mobile phones during a routing stop and search exercise on the road. Now, the Lagos State Police PRO, Dolap Badmus in a Chat with Linda Ikeji TV has shed more light on the issue saying it is wrong. In her words, ‘Your phone is private, it’s your private property because people do alot of private stuffs on their mobile phones so it’s wrong. Police officers have no right to do that except there is a reasonable ground to do so’. Video below: …

AGUORU’S TANTRUM, REFLECTIVE OF ABIA TOTEM BY Don Norman Obinna

“You can’t fight a sitting governor and succeed be¬cause he has many arsenals to use against you, and if he unleashes them you cannot survive,” Senator T. A. Orji This quote was impishly extracted from a news story published in Authority Newspaper of January 10, 2017 with the headline-It’s Perilous Fighting Incumbent Governor- wherein our amiable Sen. Theodore Orji responded to questions bothering on political quandary in Abia state which has degenerated into mudslinging where all sorts of propagandistic weapons have been deployed by gladiators and their supporters to tarnish his reputation and that of the governor with outlandish claims. Piteously, the sentimental driven author – my very good friend and brother, Uche Aguoru -whose motive was to generate cockamamie feedbacks from anythingarians subtly made them seethe with this distorted statement –“Rather than advice him to pay Abia workers whom he is starving to death you are introducing him to more arsenals to unleash on Abians for speaking their minds. Well done Ochendo we are waiting.” The author clearly defined his agenda (which was to elicit coarse feedbacks against Sen. Orji), to favour his political divide when he twisted and/or adulterated the exact words of Sen. Orji with the embellishment – “….Introducing him (the Governor), to more arsenals to unleash on Abians for speaking their minds.” Sadly like an old clothe waiting for the minutest of touch to tear, his army of anythingarians with no effort to ascertain the verisimilitude of the quote by either getting the copy of the newspaper descended frustratingly on Sen. Orji with comments which apparently contrasted his affable personality that epitomizes humility and munificence. It’s on record that nobody has been coaxed with brute force by the Abia State government for criticizing its policies and administrative style. In fact recently through his Chief Press Secretary, the Governor of Abia State Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu reaffirmed his willingness to listen to advice as well as accept positive criticism from political opponents and citizens without prejudice. Interestingly, Mr. Aguoru has been a known critic of the present administration. In all his write-ups against the state government and other top government officials and representatives he has never mentioned of any attempt by the government through its security agencies or aides to brutalize him or circumscribe his freedom of expression. In fact his latest disparagement of Sen. Orji by consciously quoting him out of context to make mockery of his personality and position as a Statesman underscores the level of total freedom he enjoys yet he has the impudence to allude that Ochendo was trying to introduce the Governor with more arsenals to unleash on Abians. Isn’t that ludicrous? Apart from underscoring his parochialism, the author comprehensively gave respiration to the hypothesis of our brothers from the neighbouring States that the totem of Abia politics is character assassination. What a shameful way of projecting ones state. It is very apparent that the failure of some Abia politicians to dislodge the solid political structure of Sen. Orji built exclusively on global acceptable norm during the 2015 general elections has led to the present campaign of calumny against his iconic personality which the Abia pejorists have deliberately entangled with politics. For instance political scientists and those of us who are au fait with politics will agree with me that politics involves the followings • The process of making and execution of governmental decisions or policies • The authoritative allocation of values; or who gets what, when and how • The quest for power, order and justice • The art of influencing, manipulating and controlling others • A process of resolution of conflict in the society • A struggle among actors pursuing conflicting desires on public issues • The activity (negotiation, argument, discussion, application of force and persuasion) by which an issue is agitated or settled. Based on these assumptions therefore, anyone who tries to cast aspersions and/or discolor Sen. Orji’s personality and moral values does so wickedly. And pathetic enough the Abia pejorists have spent all their valuable time on political minutiae; little wonder they have failed to make positive progress. The subversives with political affiliations and vested interests are the ones raising false alarm and fanning the embers of disunity on social media with all kinds of convoluted articles. Nonpartisan Abians are busy supporting the present government with their taxes in her efforts to accelerating development in Abia State based on developmental precursors laid by Sen. Orji popularly referred to as Ochendo by admirers. They know that Ochendo is justice personified because he upheld the precept of Abia Charter of Equity which ensured the emergence of Ukwa-Ngwa man as the governor of Abia State for the very first time, thereby ensuring our continuous peaceful coexistence. They are very much aware that Sen. Orji is embodiment of humility; reason being that there were no records of assassination of political opposition stalwarts during and after his tenure They will tell you that Sen. Orji is the epithet of kindness because he introduced egalitarianism in Abia State leading to financial freedom enjoyed by neglected Abia youths during his tenure with mouth-watering empowerments. I can go on and on to adumbrate his qualities which his detractors have subjugated to the background in favour of his idiosyncrasies which are not exclusive, in their wild-goose-chase. Only roguish, impious and unappreciative persons will refer to Ochendo as evil, because aside his legislative oversights he introduced annual scholarship scheme worth N24 million (which has so far produced 120 beneficiaries), for indigent/physically challenged undergraduates in his constituency. If the so called saints who we are being daily hoodwinked to accept will take up such responsibilities as Sen. Orji, Abia would indeed be a place of Eldorado. Don Norman Obinna is the Media Adviser to Sen. T.A…

THE SALARY CONUNDRUM IN ABIA STATE BY ADA KALU

This is, perhaps, the most touchy issue at the moment in the state and it appears to overshadow the many achievements this government has recorded in less than two years. This is not surprising though. Salaries are sensitive. Peoples' lives depend on them. A worker is entitled to his wages. Salaries are not gifts, they are entitlements of a worker. It is not a favor by the government. Governments have an obligation to pay salaries to her workers. This point must be made. A situation where salaries are owed for months is unusual. For me personally, it is painful. Coming from a background where salary payment is taken for granted, it's a challenging transition for me. I am not a politician, at least, not yet. So I do not believe that anyone should play politics with workers' salaries. For Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, it is even more painful. In my interactions with him both before this time and now, I see deep pain in his eyes each time he addresses this issue. As someone who spent a greater part of his adult life working as a teacher and living on his salaries, the salary situation makes him very sad. This I can tell you. Of course, being a political environment, political enemies of the government and established fifth columnists have found the issue very interesting. It has become a potent arsenal for them to shoot relentlessly at a government that they never wanted and have done everything to embarrass. This is understandable. Let me state this very clearly that no one is sitting on the salaries of workers in Abia State. No one is REFUSING to pay salaries. The situation is not one where the money is stacked somewhere and someone is simply refusing to pay. I know it's difficult trying to explain this kind of situation. I know it's hard for someone who is owed to even understand what you are saying. But we must explain. This is the burden of government. My position has been and will continue to be that governments are established primarily for the benefit of the people. Governments must be accountable to the people and at all times, governments must communicate with the people. While we celebrate the achievements of this government which are many, we must admit our challenges and try to explain why these challenges exist. This is what a responsible government does. As Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communications, my job is clear. To communicate with the people, not just on the good sides but to be bold enough to talk about the downsides. This is a responsibility I owe the Governor and the people of Abia State. It is a job I simply have to do. So what are the issues here? Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu became Governor at a very peculiar time in our history as a state. The state of social and economic infrastructure were appalling. There were no roads anywhere. In Aba, the main commercial Centre of the state, not one single road was good. Federal and state roads were in an unbelievable state of disrepair. Of course there were piles of salary arrears. The morale of the people were at an all time low. However, at the time he took over, federal allocations were still stable and Dr. Ikpeazu went to work immediately. There was no time to waste. On his very first working day in office, he was on the streets of Aba flagging off road construction. Salaries were regular within the first six months in office. Save for the inherited arrears, this government paid salaries regularly then. Then the country entered recession and revenues fell badly. Let me say at this point that since it's creation, Abia State has survived mainly on federal allocations. There has not really been any concerted effort to focus attention on internally generated revenues and because the cash flow from Abuja was good, we carried on as if all was well. Please note too that this is not peculiar to Abia. Most states in Nigeria depend on Abuja for survival. This is a fallout of the strange FEEDING BOTTLE FEDERALISM we practice in Nigeria where every month, states go to Abuja and queue up for federal alllocations. Over these years, only Lagos State took deliberate steps to work on their internal revenue. Anambra State has also, in the last administration started the process. The rest of the states, including Abia depend on Abuja for survival. This is the truth. While we enjoyed the cash from Abuja every month, we neglected our internal sources of revenue. Aba was neglected. The commercial and economic potentials of the town were forgotten. Since the late 1980s, Aba was forgotten. Why not? The cash from Abuja was flowing. So why bother? But that's the easy part. The bubble was going to burst soon and it did burst. Oil revenues plummeted. Global oil prices crashed and the Nigerian economy was in trouble. Allocations to states dipped dangerously. In Abia, it went down at a point to 1.6 Billion Naira. Meanwhile, the monthly salary bill for the state then stood at 2.4 Billion…

Political Statement; We can’t afford to go against Umahi –Nwifuru, ESHA Speaker

Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru is the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly. He bared his mind on various issues including the synergy between the legislature and Executive in moving the state forward. You were a member of the fourth Assembly which was characterized by crises, suspensions and impeachments, but this current Assembly appears to be stable, what is the magic? The peace we are enjoying in this current Assembly is from God. And that is why we are one and united in the pursuit of our legislative duties for the well-being of our people. And I thank all my colleagues for their support. This 5th Assembly under your speakership is yet to oppose any bill or request from the executive arm of the government making some people to regard this House as rubber stamp; what is your take on that? This honourable House has no good reason to oppose any request of a man God carefully sent to people of Ebonyi State to help us at this critical time. He has proven over time of his honesty, sincerity, commitment and passion to develop the state. This is a governor for the first time since the creation of the state who openly told Ebonyians that he has made for the state over a billion naira from fixed deposit accounts. We have seen that he has nothing to hide and that he is thoroughly committed to the development and growth of the state. So, our constituents will not be happy with us if we oppose him. We will continue to support him to develop our state for us. What are the expectations of Ebonyi people in 2017 legislative year? First of all, we will ensure a speedy passage of the 2017 appropriation bill and monitor its implementation to ensure that our people get the best from this government. Again, we will make good laws that will better the lives of our people. Ebonyians have been calling for the establishment of industries to complement farming and to absorb the teeming youths in the state; we are going to ensure that all these are put into action through our robust legislation. I was privileged to be part of the state delegation to China. That trip was part of the series of government efforts to attract investors and build indigenous industries to help our people. In China, we saw a lot of things .In China we saw a lot of facilities that were not presently necessary but they were built for the purpose of tomorrow. I assure you that before the end of Umahi’s second tenure, all the three senatorial zones must have at least one formidable industry. Ebonyians should be patient with the government because this is a government that has plans to improve their lives. Already, a department has been put in place by the governor to assemble talented Ebonyians and train them for our own indigenous industries. Just a matter of time, you will begin to see results. The APC recently took a swipe at this government over what he described as poor performance in the face of huge allocations accruing to the state; what is your position? The so called factional chairman was either misinformed or merely being economical with the truth. Even a cursory look at the performances of this government would reveal to you a leader who is in a hurry to uplift the living standard of his people. I challenge him to do a ministry by ministry study of this government and he would discover a government in a holistic developmental stride. Within one year and few months in office, this government under the leadership of Governor David Umahi has offered more services and democracy dividends beyond the expectations of Ebonyi people; that is why everywhere you go within the state, people are already endorsing him for a second term. The appointment of some APC, APGA and other opposition chieftains into the government by Umahi is said to be causing ripples among the ranks of PDP, what is your take on that? I don’t think there is any problem within our party because of the kind gesture of our kind governor to opposition members in the state. The true position is that politics is over. It is time for governance. And as the governor of Ebonyi, our governor is not restricted to a particular party. He is both the governor and father of the whole state and therefore is obligated to carry everybody along. What the governor set out to do in the appointment of over 200 young Ebonyians into the government is to empower them as he promised during his campaign. We are aware of some persons that worked for our party during the election who have not been given appointment. So, when such people see some other persons who worked against our party being appointed into government, they would naturally feel bad. But that is the dynamics of politics. My advice to those who have not been given anything is that they should be patient with the government even as the governor is doing everything possible to provide enabling environment for every Ebonyian to actualize his or her potentials. …

Tension: 50 Killed, 120 Injured As Nigerian Military Mistakenly Bombs IDPs Camp, As Red Cross Loses Six Staff

Buhari ‘regrets’ civilian bombing A total of 50 people were killed and 120 wounded when Nigerian fighter jets “mistakenly” bombed people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and aid workers in north-eastern Borno state, Reuters news agency is quoting medical charity Doctors Without Borders as saying. The International Committee of the Red Cross said that six of its staff were killed in the air strike, AFP news agency is reporting. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhadri deeply regrets the “accidental” killing of civilains in an air strike by the military in a remote part of north-eastern Nigeria, his media adviser Femi Adesina has said. The air force was engaged in the “final phase of mopping up insurgents” when “this regrettable operational mistake” happened, he…

ESCAPE CHARITY N.G.O SCHOLARSHIP NEWS/ALERT UPDATE FROM IDF NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN:ENGR EDMUND MEZUE AND IDF NATIONAL PRESIDENT VIA IDF NATIONAL SECRETARY TO ALL IDEANIANS AND MEMBERS OF THE FORUM.

We wish to bring to your notice that in line to the scholarship scheme of the Escape Charity International N.G.O launched last year, Arc. Mrs Ijeaku Mezue shall be taking care of the Jamb exams of 2017 for 27 students of the Ideani Community Secondary including las t sessions senior prefect. So, if your wards is among the Escape Charity Scholarship Awardee who is in SS 3 and shall be writing Jamb this year 2017, Please take note and do not give him or her money for jamb as Escape Charity International N.G.O headed by Arc. Mrs Ijeaku Mezue has taken care of it. IDF N.G.O has taken it up to be updating Ideanians on all the outcome of the Scholarship …

University Of Maiduguri Bomb Attack: Shekau Claims Responsibility

The leader of terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau Leader of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility  Monday’s attack on University of Maiduguri. Shekau claimed responsibility for the attack in a YouTube Audio recording where he said that the terrorist group attacked the mosque  because ungodly things were done  in the Mosque. Speaking further Shekau said; “The bomb that happened this morning, it’s my people. Don’t deceive people that it’s a mosque, how would you build a mosque and do ungodly things in it.” “We are not angry with Nigeria. You didn’t kill anyone in Sambisa. We are praying that we don’t change; Koran is our teacher; this is the message we are sending to you. Are you [Buhari] as powerful as God? “You should know it’s Shekau talking and I’m alive and it’s we that did it, even if King Pharaoh repents, we will not accept…

Biafra Alert:Buhari, Ministers Shun South-East Summit After IPOB Threat

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday stayed away from the maiden South-East Economic and Security Summit in Enugu, which started about 48 hours after some pro-Biafra agitators warned him not to set foot in Igboland. Buhari was meant to be the Chief Guest of Honour at the summit, which held in the Enugu State Government House, according to the programme of the event. Although the President was expected at the event, as noted by several speakers who spoke during the event, he did not show up, neither was he represented. Also, ministers from the South-East, who were slated to make presentations at the event, all stayed away. A pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, had in the build up to the summit, issued a statement, warning Buhari to stay away from the South-East, in his own interest. IPOB, whose leader, and director of pirate radio channel, Nnamdi Kanu, is being held by the Federal Government, accused Buhari of ‘persecution’, and threatened ‘a breakdown of law and order’ should the President attend the summit. While no mention of the IPOB warning was made throughout the opening session of the summit, Buhari’s absence was a major talking point as several speakers expressed surprise, and confusion, at the development. The Chairman of the South-East Security and Economic Summit, former power minister, Prof. Barth Nnaji, in his opening remarks, observed, “We have not seen the President.” Later on, in a presentation by the summit committee, Nnaji had to substitute Buhari’s name with that of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who attended the event as the ‘Distinguished Guest of Honour’, in the introductory part of a prepared address where he was to thank Buhari for attending the occasion as the Chief Guest of Honour. Instead of thanking Buhari for gracing the occasion as the chief guest of honour, as stated in the prepared address, Nnaji thanked Obasanjo for attending the event as the distinguished guest of honour. Nnaji also thanked the Enugu State government for undertaking to sponsor some aspects of the President’s visit. The chairman of the event, former Commonwealth Secretary General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, drew attention to Buhari’s absence. “I was going to start by saluting the representative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but I have not been told of such a person,” the retired diplomat said. Anyaoku went further to express regrets that Buhari was not present at the event. Rounding up his address with a call for the restructuring of the country, he said, “I had hoped that Mr. President would be here to hear me. “Like Cato, the Roman senator who always ended his speeches by calling for the destruction of Carthage until his call was heeded, I will restate my assertion that if the Nigerian federation is restructured to have less federating units, this country will achieve greater stability and faster pace of development, and there will no longer be a need for the Federal Government to bailout many of the non-viable 36 states.” Source; News …

Exposed!! Dead Igbo-Us Soldier Was Threatened By His Wife Before They Killed Him

Dead Igbo-Us Soldier Was Threatened By His Wife Before They Killed Him Chuks Okebata, who is a Nigerian US soldier and a native of Umuduruorie Umuomumu Mbieri in Mbaitoli, Imo state was murdered after he came back home to Nigeria. The US soldier was abducted and killed when he came home to celebrate the Yuletide and New Year holidays with his family in Imo state A Facebook user, Ada Mbaeri, who said he was her brother recently shared videos of his wife threatening to call the police on him before he came to Nigeria and got murdered. In the videos shared on Facebook, it could be seen that his wife threatened to send Okebata to jail unless he left their home and two sons. The two boys who did not want their father to go anywhere were weeping uncontrollably when the deceased told them he was leaving so that he wouldn’t end up in jail. The deceased returned home to Nigeria after being away for so long and ended up dead after a few days into his visit. He was abducted and shot dead on Thursday, January 12. A sum of N2.5 million has been placed as a reward for anyone with information on the…

Meet The 63-Year-Old Grandma That Set The Internet Ablaze With Her Hot Super Sexy Photos, She Could Possibly Steal Your Grandpa, Father And Even Your Hubby

Do you really think she is 63 as claimed? Completely hot photos of a 63-year-old grandma called Bo Talley has left everyone confused if she’s really 63… Bo Talley is an event manger and owner of a special events company. Bo Talley is evidence that black indeed never cracks. The pretty grandma is passionate about health and fitness which is how she has managed to maintain such great looks and stunning figure. Pictures of the grandma circulating has people doubting if she is truly 63 years of age as she claims. See photos above 1. Yellow stunning 2. Fresh to death 3. Always fly 4. Jumpsuit rocking …

Breaking News Again: Many Feared Dead As Military Bombs Borno Community: Its Unbelievable? What a Military Lacuna?

•Nigerian Air Force Jet in flght. Dozens of civilians have been feared killed during an airstrike by military troops on targeted Boko Haram location in the eastern part of the state. Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen Lucky Irabor, while confirming the incident told newsmen in Maiduguri that the military conducted airstrike on a location where Boko Haram were reported to have gathered. The incident occurred Tuesday morning. “We got information that Boko Haram terrorists were gathering somewhere in Kala Balge Local Government. We coordinate our air component and strike the location but somehow, some civilians were killed,” he said. Gen Irabor disclosed that some civilians and two humanitarian workers from the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) and Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF) were wounded in the incident which he described as disturbing. “Two of our soldiers were also wounded,” he added. He said the military has already sent helicopter to evacuate the wounded persons. He could not comment on whether or not the incident was a tactical error by the military. He said it was rather the cost of war, urging the people to work together to ensure peace return to the troubled northeast states. He said the military will investigate the cause of the problem. “It is too early for us to determine whether it was an error or not. We have at no time targeted the civilians whenever we carried out our operations and wherever they are gathered,” he maintained. He said the military was yet to ascertain the number of persons killed in the airstrike, adding that the death of innocent person in the course of operation was rather disturbing to the military authority and the institution.  (PRNigeria)   What a sad and pitiable story, Nigeria has become a theater of emergency for african magic movies.  Source  News…

Jonathan becomes first African leader to win Martin Luther King human rights award

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was awarded in the US on Thursday for his leadership in human rights in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. Jonathan, who was awarded in recognition of his leadership in “human rights, social justice and universal fight for freedom”, becomes the first African leader to be so honoured. The presidential award was presented by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by the late American human rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr, best known for his human rights struggles and the I-have-a-dream speech. In statement on Friday, the former president expressed his pleasure in being so honoured and also meeting the sister of the famous human rights activist. “I thank Dr. Charles Steele Jr, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and the executive of the SCLC for honoring me today,” he said. “It was also a pleasure to meet Naomi King, the sister of the late American Civil Rights leader and founder of the SCLC, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who was kind enough to attend the event and identify with the goals and aspirations of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation. “By this award, I am further inspired to continue to work for the advancement of democracy, peace and progress in Nigeria and Africa.” Jonathan is billed to be in the US for the 2016 Hope Global Forums conference, where he is expected to Succeed the 42nd president of the US, Bill Clinton  as keynote speaker. In the letter sent to Jonathan in December 2015, he was invited to join the biggest 500 companies in the world in their promotion of King’s human right ideals. “We invite you to join Fortune 500 CEO’s, private investors, financial leaders and government officials to connect and collaborate on this vision,” the letter had read. “With the theme ‘Reimagining the Global Economy: Inclusive Economics’, the annual meeting is set against the backdrop of the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend and gathers leaders from government, community and the private sector to outline a vision for the modern global economy.” Jonathan was earlier in Florida to welcome his second grandchild, delivered by his adopted daughter, Inebharapu…

MMM: The fool and his money are parted: By Yinka Odumakin.

THOSE who were in Lagos around 1991-2 would remember Forum Finance located on Allen Avenue in Ikeja,a company that employed a number of young men and women in flashy cars going about town duping the gullible of their hard earned money .Its famous advert was “Forum go double your money!”. It paid outrageous returns to its earlier investors and this made many fools to part with their money . By the time the bubble burst,it was sorrow and tears for thousands of unwary who lost their fortunes to the Ponzi scheme . Ponzi schemes are named after Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant who perpetrated a legendary scam. Actually, he wasn’t the inventor of this type of scams – it was called “Robbing Peter to pay Paul” schemes – but his was so large that his name became synonymous with it. Ponzi started a business buying and selling a type of postal coupon and promised investors a 50% return on their money within 45 days (compare this to an annual 5% interest for bank savings account at the time). Money from investors Ponzi’s early investors did get their money doubled and even tripled in a short amount of time. This, and glowing newspaper reports at the time about his company, the Securities Exchange Company got him a lot of money from investors. At one point, Ponzi took in $1 million in a three-hour period from investors. All in all, about 40,000 investors invested about $15 million in Ponzi’s scheme in nine months between 1919 and 1920 (about $184 million in 2017 value). Failed Scheme: When it was discovered that Ponzi was paying old investors with money from new ones, his scheme collapsed and he was sent to jail … for five years! After serving his federal sentence, Ponzi was sentenced by the State of Massachusetts for an additional nine years, but he skipped town. Ponzi ended up in Brazil, where he spent his last years in poverty and sickness. Before he died, Ponzi gave one last interview where he confessed to his crime. “My business is simple. It was the old game of robbing Peter to pay Paul. You would give me one hundred dollars and I would give you a note to pay you one-hundred-and-fifty dollars in three months. Usually I would redeem my note in 45 days. My notes became more valuable than American money … Then came trouble. The whole thing was broken.” (Zuckoff, Mitchell, Ponzi’s Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend,The Mavrodi scheme: Mavrodi was a Russian scammer who along with his brother Vyacheslav Mavrodi and Vyacheslav’s future wife Marina Murayveya, founded the MMM company in (the triple Ms came from the surnames of these three people). In the early 1990s, MMM promised dividends of 1,000%, promoted itself heavily in TV ads, and delivered on its promise. At its peak, Mavrodi’s company was taking in more than $11 million a day from the public! Within five years, Mavrodi took in $1.5 billion from at least two million people. When the whole thing unraveled and the police raided MMM offices for tax evasion, Mavrodi pulled another fast one: he convinced his “investors” that it was the government’s fault that they lost their investment. He even ran for the Russian State Duma (the lower house of parliament) to get the government to initiate a “payback” programme … and he was elected! That was a good thing because he got himself a parliamentary immunity. When his immunity was later revoked, Mavrodi went on the lam. In 2003, he was arrested , fined $390, and sent to a penal colony for four-and-a-half years. That translates to about $38,052 swindled per hour in the slammer. MMM surfaced in Nigeria in 2016 with a promise on 30 per cent return on any money into the scheme in 30days! House of Reps intervention The House of Representatives did one good in its life by warning people against this scam. It asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Central Bank, CBN, of Nigeria to immediately go after the promoters Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, otherwise known as ‘MMM’ in Nigeria. Lawmakers strongly opposed the investment scheme, which lately gained popularity among Nigerians in the wake of the current economic recession in the country. The Chairman, House Committee on Telecommunications, Mr. Saheed Fijabi, had in a motion, drawn the attention of the House to the growing popularity of the scheme among Nigerians. “The scheme entered the Nigerian circle in 2016, capitalising on the high level of unemployment and poverty to deceive unwary Nigerians into falling prey to their antics”, Fijabi stated. He added that the fact that MMM was not regulated by law or approved by the CBN as a secure business venture, made Nigerians more vulnerable. Nobody did anything. By December 2016 when the company froze the accounts of its 3m “muguns’ it had raked billions of Naira unhindered . The level of our ethical collapse was seen with images of worship places that should teach the right values about wealth creation organizing Ponzi seminars for MMM in their auditoria. How low can it get for a country . Our security agents who were raiding Bureau De Change operators months ago are not yet on record to have gone after the MMM operators who are not known to gave been licensed by the CBN to carry out any financial operations in Nigeria. Is there a government here ? My heart sank when I saw Nigerians in their hundreds dancing and holding a vigil on the eve of the January 14 promise by the Ponzi schemers to start another round of duping session. My conclusion was that these people are irretrievably damaged psychologically and it would take a major shock in the system to get them to reason like normal cognitive human beings on this side of eternity. Is their fault totally ? No,I think the wayward Nigerian system which places emphasis on “sharing” has turned them into playthings in the hands of scammer because of expectations of free money in the order of our allocation…

Child Trafficking: Security Operatives Rescue 145 Minors In Jos

A total of 145 children have been rescued by security operatives in Jos, north central nigeria after two trucks conveying the minors were intercepted by security agents at a check point. The children – all male and within the age range of four to eight years – were rescued by members of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven. The Public Relations Officer of the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Mathias Tyopev, told Channels Television that they were being transported from other states to states within the north central region, with Plateau as a major route. “On Thursday 12th January, 2017 the special task force, Sector 2 located opposite University of Jos intercepted two trucks conveying 145 children from Bauchi and Jigawa states to Plateau, Kaduna and Nassarawa states. “Our investigations further reveals that these children who are all male were to be taken to places where the three mallams who were coordinating the movement have not even visited,” he said. Channels TV correspondent discovered that the children were being transported in a truck ordinarily meant to carry farm produce such as grains, animals and other goods across the states. It was converted to convey the minors under harsh and unfavourable weather conditions in which the children were stacked alongside grains without any comfort for such long distance journey. Since their rescue, the children have been in the custody of the Nigeria Police at their headquarters in Jos, while investigation into the matter continues. They were seen with the Plateau State Police Commissioner, Mr Peter Ogunyanwo, who was supervising the distribution of food and other welfare materials to them. The suspects, comprising two drivers, eight conductors and three accompanying instructors were still in the custody of the Police and they have been providing information about how they came about the children and their destination. The Police say it would soon embark on the process of establishing contact with the state governments of Jigawa and Bauchi for the return of the children to their…

GUSH! How A Fraudster After Posing As TY Danjuma’s Son Clinches Top Job At Ministry Of Niger Delta {Must Read}

How A Fraudster After Posing As TY Danjuma’s Son Clinches Top Job At Ministry Of Niger Delta Ministry of Niger Delta – This is a concise account of how a serial fraudster hijacked a big job opportunity by impersonating a prominent Nigerian. A serial fraudster, Matthew Obobo Solomon, has duped the Nigerian government into offering him a top job at the Ministry of Niger Delta after posing as a son of retired Army General and former Minister of Defence, TY Danjuma. Ministry of Niger Delta – This is a concise account of how a serial fraudster hijacked a big job opportunity by impersonating a prominent Nigerian. A serial fraudster, Matthew Obobo Solomon, has duped the Nigerian government into offering him a top job at the Ministry of Niger Delta after posing as a son of retired Army General and former Minister of Defence, TY Danjuma. Few readers who noticed the classified advert drew the attention of Mr. Danjuma, who simply dismissed Mr. Solomon’s claims as spurious and puerile without issuing a disclaimer in the national dailies. Daily Nigerian gathered that in order to perfect his plan, Mr. Solomon established contact with one the distant relatives of Mr. Danjuma and told him that Mr. Danjuma was his father, and that he was born out of wedlock. According to some of Mr. Danjuma’s relatives, Mr. Solomon, who moves around with siren and bodyguards in the Niger Delta region, claimed that he decided to trace his roots after his dying grandmother told him that TY Danjuma was his father. “When we asked him why he made no attempt to confront TY Danjuma with the issue, he said Danjuma will kill him. Based on that premise, we took him to the village without Danjuma’s knowledge and organised a homecoming, where he was renamed Tikari,” said a source who craved anonymity. After the baptism of Mr. Solomon at a Takum village in Taraba State, he again changed his name to Tikari. Sources told Daily Nigerian that a year or so after the placement of the classified advert, Mr. Danjuma started receiving torrents of complaints on one Matthew TY Danjuma duping government agencies and individuals, while parading himself as his son. “It was after the embarrassment became out of hand that TY Danjuma decided to issue a disclaimer,” said a family source. It was gathered that Mr. Danjuma’s disclaimer did not stop Mr. Solomon from name-dropping and seeking government contracts, appointment and favours until after securing a lucrative job. On October 14, 2016, a statement by the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, announced the appointment of Mr. Tikari T.Y. Danjuma as the Coordinator of Niger Delta Riverine Protection Programme. But a month after Mr. Solomon’s appointment, several groups in the region petitioned the ministry that he was a fraudster, and that Mr. Danjuma was not his father. “Even if TY Danjuma were his father, the job is ideally not for people from Taraba State,” said one of the petitioners. But Mr. Solomon’s job at the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs suddenly came to an end a few months after his appointment. A statement by Mr. Usani’s spokesman on January 6 said, “The Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani has alerted the general public to be wary of the activities of Mr. Tikari T.Y Danjuma whose appointment as the coordinator of the Niger Delta Riverine Protection Programme was terminated in December, 2016”. The statement continues, “According to the Minister, in spite of his sack by the Federal Government, Mr. Tikari has been parading himself as the Coordinator of the Niger Delta Riverine Protection Programme. “Usani reiterated that anyone who relates with Mr. Tikari in such capacity is doing so at his or her own risk. The Minister stressed that Tikari was no longer operating on behalf of the Government and any action of his in such capacity is illegal. “In a letter addressed to Tikari and personally signed by the Minister to this effect, The Minister said: ‘Recall that you were appointed as Coordinator of the Niger Delta Riverine Protection Programme with a mandate to recover arms from the Niger Delta militants, three months after this assignment, there has been no visible outcome, to this effect, your appointment is hereby terminated forthwith.” It was reliably gathered that apart from receiving several petitions against Mr. Solomon (Tikari), Mr. Danjuma personally wrote to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, disclaiming him as his son. Investigations show that Mr. Solomon’s parents are all alive, and he had a history of duping individuals, including governors, ministers and other heads of government agencies. Sources said Mr. Solomon was a militant and renowned oil bunkerer before deciding to change his identity to gain favours. Efforts to speak with Mr. Solomon proved unsuccessful as his mobile number was not getting…

Boosa: Niger Delta Should Have Special Development Status – VP Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday paid a visit to the Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, recommending that the region should have a special development zone status. Osinbajo was accompanied by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu and was received in Delta State by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. In his address of welcome, entitled: ‘We must prepare for the future’, he advocated sustainable development for the Niger Delta region. “An Area Of Poor Infrastructure” “The Niger Delta that we see today, including this great kingdom, is an area of poor infrastructure – few schools, few hospitals, and severe pollution. “The Niger Delta of today, is one of daily pipeline vandalism. In 2014 alone, there were over 3,700 incidents of pipeline vandalism. “The Niger Delta of today is one where, aside from environmental degradation, between 1998 and 2015, over 20,000 persons have died from fire incidents, arising from breach of the pipeline. “Everywhere you go, there are signboards of proposed projects, mostly uncompleted or abandoned altogether. “Many of the initiatives to change the story, have not been able to make the big changes required,” the Vice President stated. Citing several examples, dating back to the 60’s, down to the present day amnesty programmes, the Professor Osinbajo said many of such programmes have not been able to meet up with their objectives. However, he charged the people, stressing that “the future, is not a future of environmental degradation, poor infrastructure, poor roads”and the likes. Rather, it is a future of “progress and development” but according to him, “there is no time, as the future is already here”. He then stated that in order to ensure that the future is not worse than today, three things must happen. Also he believes that while the government plays its own part, the people have to combine efforts with it, in order to realise the desired development. One of such things, he stressed, was that the people “must recognise the unique environmental and terrain challenges of the Niger Delta. “We must recognise that the Niger Delta is a special development zone for this nation. “It means that the Federal and State governments, the National Assembly representatives, along-side the NDDC and the civil society representatives, of the Niger Delta people must sit together, develop, plan and fund an arrangement for rapid development,” he stressed. Also, in furtherance of development in the region, Professor Osinbajo revealed that the Pan Niger Delta Forum had come up with 16 dialogue issues that would be extremely helpful in ascertaining its key development priorities. He stated that the region must also hold some of the international oil companies, to their agreement with host communities. “We must promote indigenous participation in oil companies,” he added. He also hinted that in the 2017 budget, provision had been made for the commencement of the Lagos-Calabar railway. (the coastal railway). Mr Osinbajo is expected to also visit a number of oil communities across some Niger Delta states, where he is expected to address issues affecting the region and bring an end to militant attacks on Nigeria’s oil and gas facilities. According to a statement from the Office of the Vice President, Professor Osinbajo would also be visiting Bayelsa and Rivers States at a later date to be announced. Spokesperson for the Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, described the move as further demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s readiness and determination to comprehensively address the Niger Delta…

N3.98bn Water Project: Umahi Orders Contractor Back To Site

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has directed Ganza Engineering Ltd, the company handling the N3.98bn Ukawu water scheme in Okawu, Onicha L.G.A to immediately return to site. Umahi,who gave the order while inspecting the water project,awarded by the immediate past administration in April 2008,expressed disappointment with the quality of work and the speed of the contractor in handling the project. "Tell Ganza to  return to work immediately. We will schedule a meeting with the contractor for Friday",he told the site Engineer by the bank of Ukawu river. It will be recalled that,the Ukawu water project was initiated by the former governor of the state,chief Martin Elechi,together with Oferekpe water scheme. While Oferekpe water project was completed without reticulating water to serve Ebonyi people,the Ukawu water project which had a completion period of two years,has remained a ghost of itself. It was gathered that the contractor which had received N2bn payment requested that additional N4bn be paid by the state government to enable his company continue work on the project. Governor Umahi ,who was visibly unhappy on seeing the poor quality , sat down on a concrete deck up the water scheme looking at the contract details and shaking his head intermittently. He inspected the project in company with the Commissioner for works,Engr.Fidelis Nweze,Senior technical Assistant to the governor on projects ,Engr. Oka Uchechi, chairman of Onicha LGA,Mrs Elizabeth Onwe and other top government functionaries. Umahi had earlier inspected Hilltop/Nwofe/Agbaja Road,Presco flyover,Akanu Ibiam round about flyover among other state projects. PhotoUpdate: Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi(seated) scrutinising details of the Ukawu Water project in Okawu, Onicha Local Government Area. With him are the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engr. Fidelis Nweze and Senior Technical Assistant on Projects, Oka Uchechi (right) PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT NOW # EbonyiGaAkariAbuja # Ebonyi_Is_On_The_Rise # EbonyiIsWorking # DaveIsWorking …

THANKS TO IDF NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF STANLEY MEZUE(THE GREAT IKEMBA OF IDEANI) FOR ALL YOUR ADVICE TODAY, IT WAS WONDERFUL TO BE WITH YOU FOR JUST A LITTLE HOURS.

Staying with our humble IDF National Vice President for an advice, discussions and way forward of the forum. It was truly a wonderful period to stay with the man that put smile on all the youths via sports. He has given his advise on the way forward and to promote the sports in the 2017/2018 season, Mass transit, and the forum at large. He has also informed the forum to be optimistic on the forum and to make contributions and rules via comments and post that shall drive our community to a greater height. He also fulfilled his promise to reward the LOC chairman in a great way and urge him to make greater plans for the 2017/2018 season Last year, he gave me some expensive gadgets and laptop to improve on the welfare and to do the secretarial job effectively saying that the National Secretary has alot to do and we shall continue to support you. Thanks alot our great Ikemba and your impact on the forum has made us come this far and we the LOC shall do a better job this year as more teams has indicated interest to participate. …

What? Catholic Priest With Loaded Ak-47 Causes Uproar Inside Church (Must See)

A photo of a military catholic priest ministering at a podium with a rifle strapped to his arms has generated a social media debate. The photo was taken at the St. James Catholic Cathedral located in the military base in Yobe state during the height of the Boko Haram insurgency. The priest is seen with his Ak47 rifle strapped to his shoulders as he carries out his ministry to his congregation. Some Nigerians reacting to the photo have commended the clergy man for being alert in church. Others however, faulted the priest for carrying a gun in the Cathedral. They said the priest lacked the courage to believe that God can fight his battles. Another group suggested that carrying guns to places of worship could help reduce insecurity in the country. Where do you stand on the issue, do you think carrying guns to places of worship is the solution to insecurity in the country?…

Professor, Three Others Dead As Explosion Rocks University Of Maiduguri

Four people have been killed in a suicide attack that occurred in the early hours of the morning at the University of Maiduguri. A professor of Veterinary Medicine identified as Aliyu Mani, is one of those killed in the early morning attack. Survivors say the attack was carried out by a seven year old boy who detonated his bomb while Muslim worshippers were praying at the junior staff quarters mosque. Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, told journalists at the scene of the incident that four people had died in the attack. According to the CP, two people died on the spot while two others died in hospital. Others injured have been evacuated to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. The attack was the first on the university since the nearly six-year-old insurgency began. End of first semester examinations are currently ongoing at the…

BBOG Arrives Northeast On Guided Tour

The BringBackOurGirls Group and a Federal Government delegation are in the North East to witness efforts by the military to rescue the remaining abducted Chibok School girls. Before they left the Abuja airport, there was a mild drama as the group insisted that the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed boards the same aircraft with the BBOG delegation. The initial plan was for the BBOG delegation to be conveyed to Yola alongside some journalists while the Minister will join another aircraft. But that was turned down at the airport tarmac by the BBOG delegation, who insisted that none of their member will board the flight if the Minister is not joining them. After a series of explanations, the Minister conceded to joining other participants in the same flight. The government delegation also included the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar. Meanwhile, on arrival at the Air Force Base in Yola, the Nigerian Air Force briefed on their operations so far. The Commanding Officer, Air Vice Marshal Nurudeen Balogun explained that over two billion naira was spent in 2016 to ensure a functional air component of the Operation Lafiya dole. Air Vice Marshall Balogun informed members of the Bring Back Our Girls group that efforts were on to find the remaining abducted Chibok schools girls and other persons, who were abducted by the Boko haram insurgents. He added that the latest release of abducted persons was secured between January 7 and 12 and they have been handed over to the troop in…

FUNAI to Kick-Start Faculty of Medicine in October 2017

According to reports, the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State is to kick-off its Faculty of Medicine come October 2017. This was hinted by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba during the University Management Meeting held on Monday, 9th January, 2017. The Vice Chancellor stated that the programme would commence by the 2017/2018 academic session, and stressed the need for the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences to be properly re-organized to be in tandem with NUC benchmark and as a precursor for the take-off of the Medical programmes. To press home the commitment of the University to this course, Prof. Nwajiuba immediately constituted a steering committee to champion the swift implementation of all decisions that would lead to the establishment of the new Faculty. The Committee is headed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom and included the Former Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Director of Academic Planning, Prof. Kevin Nwogu, former Chief Medical Director, FETHA, Dr. Paul Ezeonu, Head, Department of Anatomy, Prof. Uche Nwachi and Ag. Director, Health Services, Dr. Henry Aloh as members. Other members of the Steering Committee are the Director of Physical Planning, Works and Services, Dr. A.I Ezeocha, the Head of Legal and General Administration Unit, Barr. Ogochukwu Onuorah, representative of the Bursar and the representative of the Registrar as Secretary. The Vice Chancellor urged them to swing into action immediately and ensure that the University is fully prepared to host an NUC Resource Verification Team on the programme by March 2017. When eventually started, the Faculty of Medicine would be the 8th Academic Faculties of the University, and another watershed in the administration of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nwajiuba, as he strives to take the University to greater heights. …

COURT JUDGEMENT/ MATTERS ARISING AS REGARDS TO ON-GOING LEADERSHIP CRISIS BETWEEN MR TOCHUKWU NWOKOYE AND MR IKECHUKWU(OGWALI) By Ada Awka on Facebook

Facts: 1. The crisis was instigated by Hon Keluo Molokwu 2. Nwokoye from umudioka has ruled Ezioka Youth Assembly for not less than 10 years. 3. Nwokoye was forcefully dethroned. Then Chisom (Mmiri) from Umuogbunu took over as he was also ruled for 6 years. 4. Ikechukwu (Ogwali) from Umuogwali took over the mantle of leadership. Question: 1. What's Nwokoye fighting for? 2. Is Nwokoye born to rule Ezioka Youth forever? 3. Is Nwokoye above the law? Submission: I believe that all contentious issues will be tackled as soon as possible. I am sure that Ezioka will resolve this crisis and come out stronger. Vanity upon vanity, all is vanity!! more details...... …

Tension Again: MMM Nigeria Put Big Investors On Hold As The Ponzi Scheme Reopens

Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, a Ponzi scheme known simply as MMM, on Friday opened for business after one month of break, but investors in the scheme have remained stranded as they still cannot access their funds. MMM had announced the resumption on its Twitter handle, saying it was “now open” even though it had initially promised to reopen today, Saturday, January 14. In the message, the scheme’s founder, Sergey Mavrodi, said because of the likely deluge of requests from participants, payments would be gradual and have limits. He also said it would prioritise payments to participants with small amounts, which were not specified, and that big investors would have to wait longer. “Please, be prepared to wait for a couple of days. We are certain things will then calm down, and the system operation will return to normal. “We’re the ones setting limits, so it’s completely under our control, and we are not expecting any emergencies in principle. Have no fear and go on about your business as usual. “As the system is socially oriented, we will make paybacks to the poor and the economically disadvantaged in the first place; it means to the members with small PH (Provide Help) amounts. The richer can wait. Moreover, we’ve warned you repeatedly to only provide help with amounts that are not critical for you.” With about three million Nigerians involved in the scheme and huge investments at stake, the freezing of the MMM’s accounts a month ago had sparked fears that the ponzi scheme had crashed. Meanwhile, some investors have expressed their frustrations as they might have to wait much longer to recover their much needed money from the scheme. Some of the participants told Saturday PUNCH that their funds that were tied down in MMM were meant for various uses including purchase of goods, payment of tuition, debts, rent and others. The fears and frustrations are further heightened by MMM’s declaration that it would introduce bitcoins as the new mode of payment ahead of its comeback, which some participants of the scheme have described as confusing. For example, Frank Bunna who deals in computer accessories at Olugbede market in Idimu, Lagos, said he was stranded as he had invested all the money for his goods in MMM. The Igbo trader, who was looking dejected when our correspondent visited the market, said his future was dashed as he expressed disappointment that he would not be able to get his money back today (Saturday). He said, “This is my life! How will I live? I invested N2m! Look at my shop, it is totally empty. I invested the whole money for my business on this MMM; I even borrowed N300, 000 that I added to it. I spent six days in the hospital as soon as I heard the account was frozen. I am hypertensive so my blood pressure shot up when I heard the news. To hear that I would not be paid immediately means that I am dead.” Another Lagos resident simply identified as Korede, who invested over N500, 000 in the scheme, said, “There is going to be crisis in my home. I borrowed my wife’s N300, 000 to invest in the scheme. I didn’t tell her, but I guess she’s suspicious now. “I promised to return the money December ending, but couldn’t. That was when MMM froze our accounts. It appears that there is going to be some delay before I can get the money. I just hope my wife will forgive me in case this thing fails. To be sincere, I am afraid.” An undergraduate of the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, who identified himself as Chiboy because he did not want his parents to know he invested his tuition and money meant for his dissertation in MMM, said he had been left stranded since December 2016, when MMM was suspended and desperately needed his money back. “I had thought that I would be able to get my money back immediately MMM reopened but from what I heard, it would not be possible. My mother will kill me. I don’t even know what to do,” he said. A teacher in a private secondary school in Egbeda, Lagos, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the bursar of the school had invested N1.5m belonging to the institution in the scheme before the scheme was suspended last month. According to the teacher, when the bursar could not provide the money, he was sacked by the school management and asked to sign an undertaking to return the money when MMM reopened on Saturday, January 14. “The bursar has since been arrested and in his undertaking, he had said he would get the money back immediately MMM resumed operations. But with this development, it will take some time before he can get paid, and that is if he gets paid at all,” the teacher said. A travel agent in Lagos, who identified himself as Mr. Oduntan, lamented that he has been going through difficulty after investing N900, 000 meant for paying his rent in MMM with the hope that he would get about N1.2m in return. Oduntan said he was desperate to recover his funds as his landlord had been on his neck since then. Also, a banker in a new generation bank in Ikeja, Lagos, told one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity that three of her colleagues were sacked for introducing some customers to MMM. According to the banker, his colleagues were sacked after the aggrieved customers officially complained to the bank manager that they were stranded because they had invested in MMM, which was introduced to them by some employees of the bank. The source said, “The customers said they needed their money back. They blamed some of my colleagues for introducing them to MMM and the bank had to sack them. “One of the customers complained that the money he had put in MMM was meant to roof his house and that his planned relocation to the house has had to be delayed because of that. Another one said the money he had invested in MMM was meant to pay his debts while another said the money was meant for his wife’s business.” Another banker working in a commercial bank in Akute, Ogun State, also said one of her colleagues was sacked for investing N2m he had loaned from the bank in MMM and was unable to pay back the loan. A barbing salon operator in Ilorin, Kwara State, Adejare Lawal, who spoke with one of our correspondents on Thursday, said he had invested money belonging to some of his colleagues, which was from their contributory scheme, in the investment. According to him, he invested around N350, 000 in November, hoping to get a profit of at least N80, 000 by the second week of December before accounts were frozen. “This is the biggest risk I have taken in my life and at the moment all I can think about is how to get the money back. I was the one coordinating the barbers’ association’s contribution in my area and I invested it in MMM.” In Oyo State, an estate agent, Mr. Funso Ogungbade, said he had invested the sum of N3.5m, part of which was from the rents he had collected from tenants on behalf of some landlords, in MMM. “My target was that by Saturday, everything would be sorted out but as it is now, I cannot get the money back soon. MMM is saying that it will start by paying the people with small funds and that it will also put a peg on how much we can get,” he said. A student at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, simply identified as Wole, said he had invested N50, 000 into the scheme a week before it froze all accounts. Another MMM investor, who simply identified himself as Olayinka, said, “I’m desperate to recover my money. All my investment has gone into it,” he added. Olayinka, who lost his job over a year ago, said he had invested N700,000 that was paid to him as entitlement in MMM, given how profitable the scheme was before it collapsed. He said, “I have been counting down since the day MMM announced the closure. Everything I had went into it so I am seriously stranded.” Another MMM investor, Miss Janet (surname withheld), said, “I lied to my brother to lend me money to pursue my Master’s programme. I’ve not been working for some time, and he was the one who advised me to go for a postgraduate degree. So, when I asked for money, he gave me N150, 000. “With the way it was booming, I invested my N600, 000 in it, including the money I had saved from my previous workplace. So, I’m in a fix as I’m talking to you.” Our students invested school fees in MMM –VC On January 11, 2017, the Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Prof. Labode Popoola, told journalists that the school’s authorities would publish in national newspapers names of students who owe tuition, claiming that some of them had invested the money in the MMM scheme. Noting that the affected students had owed since their enrolment, Popoola said it had come to the knowledge of the school that most of them were enrolled in MMM. He disclosed that the cumulative debt being owed the school by the students was N2bn. He said, “We are aware that parents of most defaulting students had given them their school fees and it was revealed that the students had diverted the monies into the MMM scheme.” Confusion mounts over bitcoin Findings showed that more Nigerians have been searching for information about bitcoin on the popular search engine- Google. For instance, between Thursday and Friday, search for “where to buy bitcoin in Nigeria” on Google Nigeria rose by 200 per cent, according to Google Trends. Search for “MMM bitcoin” rose by 150 per cent; “What is bitcoin all about?” rose by 160 per cent; while “meaning of bitcoin” rose by 60 per cent. One of the participants who spoke with Saturday PUNCH, Bunna, said he had no idea of what bitcoin meant and that the more he asked questions about it, the more confused he got. “I don’t know what bitcoin means. Don’t even bother explaining how it works to me because many people have tried and they left me more confused,” he said. “Once I get paid, I don’t even want to be part of any MMM again. God knows that nothing in this world will make me do this nonsense again. While other people were celebrating Christmas, I was in the hospital. Even now, I have yet to recover, so why do you think I would want to do this kind of thing again?” Wole, a LAUTECH student, said, “Another problem now is the introduction of bitcoin to the platform. I have yet to fully understand how it operates. I will read more about it so as to know how to go about withdrawing my money. I just hope the system wouldn’t crash.” Speaking about the bitcoin option recently introduced, Janet said, “Whether bitcoin or no bitcoin, I want my money, possibly today (Friday).” Chiboy said he had only heard of bitcoins and was not interested in “such things.” Olayinka said, “They wouldn’t dare introduce bitcoin at this time. But if they do, we are at their mercy. I just want my money back.”…

Tension Again: MMM Nigeria Put Big Investors On Hold As The Ponzi Scheme Reopens

Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, a Ponzi scheme known simply as MMM, on Friday opened for business after one month of break, but investors in the scheme have remained stranded as they still cannot access their funds. MMM had announced the resumption on its Twitter handle, saying it was “now open” even though it had initially promised to reopen today, Saturday, January 14. In the message, the scheme’s founder, Sergey Mavrodi, said because of the likely deluge of requests from participants, payments would be gradual and have limits. He also said it would prioritise payments to participants with small amounts, which were not specified, and that big investors would have to wait longer. “Please, be prepared to wait for a couple of days. We are certain things will then calm down, and the system operation will return to normal. “We’re the ones setting limits, so it’s completely under our control, and we are not expecting any emergencies in principle. Have no fear and go on about your business as usual. “As the system is socially oriented, we will make paybacks to the poor and the economically disadvantaged in the first place; it means to the members with small PH (Provide Help) amounts. The richer can wait. Moreover, we’ve warned you repeatedly to only provide help with amounts that are not critical for you.” With about three million Nigerians involved in the scheme and huge investments at stake, the freezing of the MMM’s accounts a month ago had sparked fears that the ponzi scheme had crashed. Meanwhile, some investors have expressed their frustrations as they might have to wait much longer to recover their much needed money from the scheme. Some of the participants told Saturday PUNCH that their funds that were tied down in MMM were meant for various uses including purchase of goods, payment of tuition, debts, rent and others. The fears and frustrations are further heightened by MMM’s declaration that it would introduce bitcoins as the new mode of payment ahead of its comeback, which some participants of the scheme have described as confusing. For example, Frank Bunna who deals in computer accessories at Olugbede market in Idimu, Lagos, said he was stranded as he had invested all the money for his goods in MMM. The Igbo trader, who was looking dejected when our correspondent visited the market, said his future was dashed as he expressed disappointment that he would not be able to get his money back today (Saturday). He said, “This is my life! How will I live? I invested N2m! Look at my shop, it is totally empty. I invested the whole money for my business on this MMM; I even borrowed N300, 000 that I added to it. I spent six days in the hospital as soon as I heard the account was frozen. I am hypertensive so my blood pressure shot up when I heard the news. To hear that I would not be paid immediately means that I am dead.” Another Lagos resident simply identified as Korede, who invested over N500, 000 in the scheme, said, “There is going to be crisis in my home. I borrowed my wife’s N300, 000 to invest in the scheme. I didn’t tell her, but I guess she’s suspicious now. “I promised to return the money December ending, but couldn’t. That was when MMM froze our accounts. It appears that there is going to be some delay before I can get the money. I just hope my wife will forgive me in case this thing fails. To be sincere, I am afraid.” An undergraduate of the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, who identified himself as Chiboy because he did not want his parents to know he invested his tuition and money meant for his dissertation in MMM, said he had been left stranded since December 2016, when MMM was suspended and desperately needed his money back. “I had thought that I would be able to get my money back immediately MMM reopened but from what I heard, it would not be possible. My mother will kill me. I don’t even know what to do,” he said. A teacher in a private secondary school in Egbeda, Lagos, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the bursar of the school had invested N1.5m belonging to the institution in the scheme before the scheme was suspended last month. According to the teacher, when the bursar could not provide the money, he was sacked by the school management and asked to sign an undertaking to return the money when MMM reopened on Saturday, January 14. “The bursar has since been arrested and in his undertaking, he had said he would get the money back immediately MMM resumed operations. But with this development, it will take some time before he can get paid, and that is if he gets paid at all,” the teacher said. A travel agent in Lagos, who identified himself as Mr. Oduntan, lamented that he has been going through difficulty after investing N900, 000 meant for paying his rent in MMM with the hope that he would get about N1.2m in return. Oduntan said he was desperate to recover his funds as his landlord had been on his neck since then. Also, a banker in a new generation bank in Ikeja, Lagos, told one of our correspondents on condition of anonymity that three of her colleagues were sacked for introducing some customers to MMM. According to the banker, his colleagues were sacked after the aggrieved customers officially complained to the bank manager that they were stranded because they had invested in MMM, which was introduced to them by some employees of the bank. The source said, “The customers said they needed their money back. They blamed some of my colleagues for introducing them to MMM and the bank had to sack them. “One of the customers complained that the money he had put in MMM was meant to roof his house and that his planned relocation to the house has had to be delayed because of that. Another one said the money he had invested in MMM was meant to pay his debts while another said the money was meant for his wife’s business.” Another banker working in a commercial bank in Akute, Ogun State, also said one of her colleagues was sacked for investing N2m he had loaned from the bank in MMM and was unable to pay back the loan. A barbing salon operator in Ilorin, Kwara State, Adejare Lawal, who spoke with one of our correspondents on Thursday, said he had invested money belonging to some of his colleagues, which was from their contributory scheme, in the investment. According to him, he invested around N350, 000 in November, hoping to get a profit of at least N80, 000 by the second week of December before accounts were frozen. “This is the biggest risk I have taken in my life and at the moment all I can think about is how to get the money back. I was the one coordinating the barbers’ association’s contribution in my area and I invested it in MMM.” In Oyo State, an estate agent, Mr. Funso Ogungbade, said he had invested the sum of N3.5m, part of which was from the rents he had collected from tenants on behalf of some landlords, in MMM. “My target was that by Saturday, everything would be sorted out but as it is now, I cannot get the money back soon. MMM is saying that it will start by paying the people with small funds and that it will also put a peg on how much we can get,” he said. A student at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, simply identified as Wole, said he had invested N50, 000 into the scheme a week before it froze all accounts. Another MMM investor, who simply identified himself as Olayinka, said, “I’m desperate to recover my money. All my investment has gone into it,” he added. Olayinka, who lost his job over a year ago, said he had invested N700,000 that was paid to him as entitlement in MMM, given how profitable the scheme was before it collapsed. He said, “I have been counting down since the day MMM announced the closure. Everything I had went into it so I am seriously stranded.” Another MMM investor, Miss Janet (surname withheld), said, “I lied to my brother to lend me money to pursue my Master’s programme. I’ve not been working for some time, and he was the one who advised me to go for a postgraduate degree. So, when I asked for money, he gave me N150, 000. “With the way it was booming, I invested my N600, 000 in it, including the money I had saved from my previous workplace. So, I’m in a fix as I’m talking to you.” Our students invested school fees in MMM –VC On January 11, 2017, the Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Prof. Labode Popoola, told journalists that the school’s authorities would publish in national newspapers names of students who owe tuition, claiming that some of them had invested the money in the MMM scheme. Noting that the affected students had owed since their enrolment, Popoola said it had come to the knowledge of the school that most of them were enrolled in MMM. He disclosed that the cumulative debt being owed the school by the students was N2bn. He said, “We are aware that parents of most defaulting students had given them their school fees and it was revealed that the students had diverted the monies into the MMM scheme.” Confusion mounts over bitcoin Findings showed that more Nigerians have been searching for information about bitcoin on the popular search engine- Google. For instance, between Thursday and Friday, search for “where to buy bitcoin in Nigeria” on Google Nigeria rose by 200 per cent, according to Google Trends. Search for “MMM bitcoin” rose by 150 per cent; “What is bitcoin all about?” rose by 160 per cent; while “meaning of bitcoin” rose by 60 per cent. One of the participants who spoke with Saturday PUNCH, Bunna, said he had no idea of what bitcoin meant and that the more he asked questions about it, the more confused he got. “I don’t know what bitcoin means. Don’t even bother explaining how it works to me because many people have tried and they left me more confused,” he said. “Once I get paid, I don’t even want to be part of any MMM again. God knows that nothing in this world will make me do this nonsense again. While other people were celebrating Christmas, I was in the hospital. Even now, I have yet to recover, so why do you think I would want to do this kind of thing again?” Wole, a LAUTECH student, said, “Another problem now is the introduction of bitcoin to the platform. I have yet to fully understand how it operates. I will read more about it so as to know how to go about withdrawing my money. I just hope the system wouldn’t crash.” Speaking about the bitcoin option recently introduced, Janet said, “Whether bitcoin or no bitcoin, I want my money, possibly today (Friday).” Chiboy said he had only heard of bitcoins and was not interested in “such things.” Olayinka said, “They wouldn’t dare introduce bitcoin at this time. But if they do, we are at their mercy. I just want my money back.” …

Ifeanyi Ubah FC Ready to Host Africa

Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium is ready to host Africa! Our vision to build the best privately-owned football stadium in Africa is finally a reality as we p repare in earnest to host Africa in this season's CAF Confederation Cup competition. It is all about what one sees. The power of vision is one that cannot be blighted by inertia once it is anchored on human advancement. What started as a mere dream has today been actualized. We are very proud and thankful to Almighty God for the mileage we have attained. What once existed in the mind has been translated from its theoretical state to a structure that would impact positively to humanity. By the grace of God, we have been able to transform what could once be referred to as a "playground" into a world class stadium in less than 12 months. Today, we are strategically positioned and poised to take on Africa. In just under two years, we have been able to reach enviable heights, winning two trophies in as many years of our existence, an unprecedented feat. Our first hurdle, Al Masry of Egypt would be visiting in a few weeks time and we are set to welcome them to Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium, Nnewi, Anambra State. We are positive and quietly confident of a successful outing at the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup competition as we aim to make Nigeria proud. I also wish to specially congratulate FC Ifeanyi Ubah's coaching crew led by Coach Yaw Preko for a well-deserved victory at the 2017 NFF Charity Cup, a feat that has made us Champion of Champions. This trophy is a new year gift to our teeming fans for their unflinching support and a reminder to the football world that we are set to conquer Nigeria and Africa. Not many are aware of Yaw Preko's input towards the solidity and fluidity of the team so far and as such, I wish to use this medium to thank him for his contribution so far. Permit me to reiterate my staunch belief in Preko's ability and capacity to lead FC Ifeanyi Ubah on a quest to successfully conquer Africa. In view of this, I wish to publicly pass a vote of confidence on Coach Yaw Preko while I pledge to provide him with all the necessary support he needs. To our teeming fans, get ready to ride through thick and thin with us as we embark on this journey together to conquer Africa. Anyi bu ndi mmeri! Thank you and God bless. …

You ain’t see something yet, Ebonyi to become 2nd Dubai – Chief Augustine Umahi

Ohaozara stood still for Gov Umahi at the inauguration of Akubaraoha Youth Assembly executives yesterday. The event featured the timbers and calibers of Ohaozara LGA, top govt functionaries, Ohaozara good people and several top functionaries accross the state. At a briefing from Chief Augustine Umahi to press men, he enphasized that the current developements ongoing in Ebonyi is just a starting point as Ebonyi will soon be competing with high profiled cities like Dubai. He didn't stop at that, he stated that he will be handing over 5 PDP Governors from South East, Nigeria before his tenor as the South East PDP Chairman will elapse. He cajoled other paties claiming to be existing in Ebonyi to first of all learn how not to tell lies. according to him, Ebonyi has gone digital and no longer need people with brooms to keep it clean. He however challanged them to start doing visible thing which can make them popular and not sitting at home and claiming to be a political party. The pictures below display some dignitaries who were present at the event on Friday. PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT NOW # EbonyiGaAkariAbuja # Ebonyi_Is_On_The_Rise # EbonyiIsWorking # DaveIsWorking …

BREAKING: Boko Haram Goes On Rampage In Adamawa State, Killing Scores Of Residents {Must See}

Sent packing from the Sambisa forest in Borno state, members of the Boko Haram terrorist sect have reportedly gone on rampage in the Madagali area of Adamawa state with multiple explosions. Daily Trust reports that three bombs exploded in Madagali town in the northern part of Adamawa state, with many currently dead. The report quoted witnesses as saying the three explosions occurred in the morning of Friday, January 13 at a crowded motor park on the outskirt of the town. Though the casualty figure has not been formally revealed, security agents and rescue workers are said to be evacuating the dead from the scene. The report also quoted a local official as confirming the incident and saying details of the attack were not clear yet. The report said the spokesperson of the 28 Task Force Battalion in Mubi, Major Bakare Akintoye could not be…

MMM TENSION: SEE 3 SHOCKING NEW CONDITIONS SET BY MMM GUIDERS UPON THE RETURN

The administrators of MMM have decided to stick to their words by resuming the scheme a day earlier than the proposed date. This is a sweet relief as participants who had money in the scheme had panic attack when the money doubling scheme suspended their operations. However, millions of Nigerians who were affected by the suspended scheme can rejoice as their day of celebration has come. After being mocked by non-participants, the sweetest relief they could ever have is the return of the Ponzi scheme. Many of the participants were left in doubt as they waited anxiously for January 14th, the day the scheme was meant to be reopened as stipulated by the administrators. The portal being opened ahead of the st time made it even better for everyone affected. While you are busy rejoicing over the come back, there are new conditions set by the scheme that you need to know. This will determine how long you will have to wait before getting paid and how active you will be from this point. Find below the nee conditions set by the guiders upon the return of the scheme: 1. Payment of certain amount per day The guiders know that they are going to experience a rush upon the return of the scheme. Therefore, they have decided to activate internal output limits which will keep them in total control of the money going out. This means there is a restriction on the amount of money that can be paid per day. This according to them is to ensure stability and help them the scheme kick off properly. They are mindful of the fact that their members are in doubt and may want to pull out. 2. Members with small The scheme is aware of the fact that they are most likely to be bombarded by Get Help (GH) requests thus, they are going to make gradual paybacks. In line with the condition above, payments are most likely to be made to those who are ‘poor and economically disadvantaged’ first before reaching out to the richer participants. In other words, members with small Provide Help (PH) will benefit from the scheme before members with large PH. 3. The rich participants have to wait With the scheme struggling to get back into operation and while holding on to the past glory, the guiders have decided to hold on with the payment of the rich participants. This means that the rich ones will have to wait till they attain the stability that will make the scheme kick off. The guiders backed their decision on this up by saying they warned participants repeatedly to only provide help with amounts that are not critical to them. They charged them not to be tragic about their decision. As usual, they appreciated the loyalty of their participants. Check out the conditions in the notice sent out by the ponzi…