We are not planning to impeach Imo Speaker-Hon Dan Ikpeazu


FROM THE DESK OF HON DAN IKPEAZU YOUTH VANGUARD
MOTTO: EFFECTIVENESS & CREDIBILITY IN REPRESENTATION

PRESS RELEASE

IMPEACHMENT OF SPEAKER UWAJUMOGU, DEPUTY SPEAKER DONATUS OZOEMENA & GOV. ROCHAS OKOROCHA…

A MERE FIGMENT OF THE WRITERS IMAGINATION CONTRARY TO HON DAN IKPEAZUS’ ALLEGED ACCUSATION.

THE TRUTH SO FAR…

Our attention has been drawn to a news paper publication on page 1 of Announcer Express of 23rd July 2014 and white paper of same date page two over an impeachment onslaught on the office of the Honorable Speaker Benjamin Uwajumogu, his deputy Hon. Ozoemena Donatus and Governor Rochas Okorocha which the member representing Owerri North State constituency Hon. Daniel .C. Ikpeazu is Purportedly alleged to be championing the mission.
Ordinarily, we would not have been perturbed in joining issues over a baseless and fallacious accusation but the barefaced lies in the said publication if not properly addressed, has the potency of misleading the reading public and is not just capable of creating tension but also unleashing mayhem and chaos in the polity which can as well breach public peace and harmony.
For clarification purposes, we therefore wish to state as follows:
1. That Hon. Dan Ikpeazu could not be the helms man of this assumed move and meeting held at Umuahia during the said weekend of 19th & 20th July and another meeting fixed for Wednesday 23rd July 2014 while he was far away United States for World Owerri People’s Congress holding at Nashville Tennessee U.S.A even before the said weekend and this gives credence to the fact that the ploy is dead on arrival.
2. That Hon Dan Ikpeazu haven distinguished himself by proving that legislation now transcends making laws alone but also impacting and touching the lives of his constituents through his numerous empowerment & human developmental projects which endeared him to the heart of his constituents that gained him the acceptability by the people of Owerri Federal Constituency to run for house of representatives of Owerri Federal Constituency which necessitated the jittery in some quotas that metamorphosed into this cheap, callous, wicked, mischievous accusation and blackmail that is based on falsehood.
To this end, it is not doubtful to say that the write up is an attempt by detractors and enemies of the society who are afraid of Hon. Dan Ikpeazus’ rising political credentials and have no other resort than to tarnish the good reputation, antecedents and pedigree of a distinguished legislature per excellence.
It is therefore barbaric, wicked, callous and impish for these group of persons whose stock in trade in the present government is to curry undeserved favour to instigate such evil against a revered gentleman of great repute whose position in the house is well known as a member of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and so far has declared his intention to contest for the house of representative of Owerri Federal Constituency and has been accepted by the generality of our people.
We hereby state emphatically that well meaning Imo citizens, supporters and fans of Hon. Dan Ikpeazu will not take it kindly with the master-minders of this cruel, ugly and callous story emanating from a well known quarters whose identities are already known and has sworn to stop at nothing in tarnishing the image of Hon Dan Ikpeazu. We are also aware that this is one out of the many evil plans which they have lined up in other to destroy Hon. Ikpeazu’s rising political profile but unfortunately shut themselves on the leg.
Furthermore, we wish to state that we cannot be cowed by such malicious, sacrilegious and cheap blackmail propagated by mischief makers who have only been a monumental disgrace to the society and Imo State in particular.
In view of this, we therefore call for the retraction of the said publication within 72 hours of this publication.
Enough is enough of such campaign of Calumny which aims at maligning the repute of a man of integrity whose bravery and courage has no rival.

Signed:
Comr. Sam Nd Anyanwu
Coordinator, Hon Dan Ikpeazu Youth Vanguard.
Ugochi Ewelike
Secretary

Comr Ugochukwu Osuji
Public Relations Officer

 

Kaduna Explosions: ACF Condemns Senseless, Inhuman Acts Of Terrorism


 

kaduna-blast-july-702x336The apex northern organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has described the twin explosions in Kaduna State yesterday as a national calamity, disservice to humanity and a great shock to the nation “especially in the Holy month of Ramadan”.

 

ACF spokesman, Mohammed Ibrahim, said in a statement last night that the incident, coming after the Islamic cleric and one of the targets of the explosion, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, had concluded this year’s Tafsir at Murtala Muhammad Square, Kaduna, with prayers for peace and harmony to reign in Nigeria, was worrisome.

 

The ACF spokesman said the insecurity in the country especially in the North has placed “our people in a state of despair and helplessness; it has also crippled the socio-economic activities of the region”.

 

He said ACF condemned “in strong term the senseless and inhuman act of terrorism being perpetrated by the insurgents and their collaborators against the Nigerian people especially the Kaduna twin bomb blast where innocent people in pursuit of their legitimate means of livelihood were killed and injured”.

 

The statement called on the government to decisively use all legitimate means and security apparatus at its disposal to tackle the insecurity situation.

 

“The need for synergy between the security agencies and the community for intelligence gathering and utilization is necessary in combating this menace”, ACF said.

 

It also appealed to the insurgents and other terrorists to lay down their arms and embrace peace and dialogue as the killing of innocent people and destruction of their property is not a solution to any perceived injustice or grievance.

 

Six Anti-Amaechi Lawmakers Endorse Jonathan, Wike Ambitions


LEADER OF ANTI-AMAECHI LAWMAKERS, EVANS BIPI

The six Peoples Dem­ocratic Party (PDP) members in the Rivers State House of Assembly opposed to Governor Rotimi Amaechi, have thrown their weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term ambition.

The lawmakers, who are led by Ev­ans Bapakaye Bipi represent­ing Ogu/Bolo Constituency, include Martin Amaewhule represent­ing Obio/Akpor Constituency I, Michael Okechukwu Chinda representing Obio/Akpor Con­stuency II.

Others are Victor Ihunwo representing Port-Harcourt Constituency III, Kelechi Nwogu representing Omuma Constituency and Ibani Ikuiyi representing Andoni Constitu­ency.

A statement issued in Port Harcourt, the state capital yesterday and signed by the six lawmakers, also en­dorsed the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, as the PDP flag-bearer in the 2015 governorship election in the state.

According to them, their decision to endorse the president’s re-election bid was informed by his transfor­mation agenda, which they said was fast-tracking development in the country.

The statement read in part: “The transformation agenda of the Jonathan administration has been felt in critical sectors of the economy, such as power, aviation, oil and gas, education, agriculture, trade and invest­ment, health and tourism.

“The transformation agenda has also led to the development of key infrastructure, particu­larly roads, as well as economic empowerment of citizens and the improvement of the well-being of Nigerians.

“If the Jonathan administra­tion could achieve these in less than four years, we believe that if given a second term, it would achieve more and place Nigeria in a better position among the comity of nations”.

The lawmakers ex­plained that their support for Wike’s governor­ship ambition in 2015 was borne out of his achievements in the educa­tion sector in the country, and his leadership qualities.

They assured the minister that he would get their support any time he decides to formally declare his ambition to run in the Rivers State governorship race.

Face Your Case With EFCC Rather Than Distracting Amosun, Ogun APC Tells Daniel


Otunba-Gbenga-DanielThe Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the immediate past governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel to redirect his attention to­wards answering the charges of corruption proffered against him by the Economic and Finan­cial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr. Sola Lawal, APC stated that this was the noble course to take by the former governor, instead of allegedly distract­ing the present administration from the task of rebuilding all that he (Daniel) dismantled in the state.

“It is regrettable that pari­ahs, who ought to be behind bars for sundry unmitigated crimes against the people were pontificating on the way forward for the same hapless people.

“Whereas the Amosun administration has been ad­judged as the best in recent times in the annals of gover­nance in the state, forces of retrogression could still hold firmly the levers of obstinate denials.

“The infrastructural, health, education, agricultur­al and other transformations witnessed in Ogun State since assumption of office of the Amosun government and widespread endorsement of these programmes by the people speak volumes for the eagerness of Ogun people to cut a final break from a past of mesmerising oppression by elected people”, the party stated.

How Nigeria Can Gain The Upper Hand In The War Against Boko Haram Insurgency – Al-Mustapha


hamza-al-mustaphaThe former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has stated that Nigeria can have the upper hand in the war against the Boko Haram insurgency if ongoing security operations are not frequently put out in the public domain as is currently obtainable.

The former CSO, who made this known when he visited a victim of the last bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja, currently receiving free treatment at a private hospital in Garki, said every Nigerian citizen must contribute in every little way towards restoring peace and safety in the country.

In his response, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Christopher Otabor, said their gesture towards the bomb blast victim, who was a petty trader until the blast, is to encourage Nigerians to contribute towards finding solutions to the problem rather than just talking about it.

Why We Met Adamawa Acting Governor – Nyako’s Commissioners Forum


Murtala Nyako-House of AssemblyCommissioners, who served under former Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, have denied dumping their boss and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Last week, the acting governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, dissolved Nyako’s cabinet and held a closed door meeting with his commissioners at their request. The meeting led to speculations that the commissioners had abandoned the former governor.

Reacting to the allegation, Chairman of Nyako’s Commissioners Forum, Alhaji Aminu Iyawa, said the meeting they held with Fintiri had nothing to do with Nyako or their defection to the PDP.

“We only used the opportunity to request the acting governor to settle our entitlements like the severance allowance. Nothing was discussed about Nyako and there was no request for us to move to PDP. As a forum, we still have faith in Nyako and have not lost hope of his possible return to his position in view of the pending court case challenging his removal”, he said.

Iyawa described the allegation that the commissioners did nothing to stop Nyako’s impeachment as ‘unfortunate’.

He said that they were actively engaged in making contacts with relevant stakeholders to stop the impeachment.

“I think our problem was that some people expected us to start abusing the lawmakers in the media, but we felt the best thing was to appeal to them through dialogue. We reached out to major stakeholders and even made some headway before the whole thing degenerated at the last minute due to certain interests”, Iyawa said. (NAN)

Attack On Buhari, Attempt To Silence Opposition – Nda-Isaiah


GEN. BUHARI'S BULLET RIDDLED SUV AFTER THE ATTACK YESTERDAY IN KADUNA

Founder of LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, has condemned the twin bomb blasts in Kaduna yesterday.

In a statement by his spokesman Macauley Hunohashi, Nda-Isaiah said one of the bomb explosions that targetted an APC chieftain, General Muhammadu Buhari, was an attempt to silence the former Head of State, who he said “has remained consistent in his criticisms of the inept leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan”.

He noted that the blast, which occurred less than 24 hours after Gen. Buhari took a swipe at the president for his persistent anarchist posture, “will not intimidate or cow the opposition”.

Nda-Isaiah also said the second blast, which targeted prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, was equally sad and regrettable.

Attack On Buhari Aimed At Causing Riots In North So Military Can Take Over – Asari-Dokubo


Founder of the disbanded Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, has reacted to Wednesday’s attack on former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) in Kaduna, saying it was a plot to push the military to take-over power.

In a series of conspiracy tweets via his handle @asari_freedom, the ex-militant leader claimed that the plan was to ‘kill Buhari to push the North to riot and cause calamity, so the military can take over from GEJ’, in reference to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Alleging that yesterday’s attack was just the beginning of more to come in a bid by desperate northerners ‘to grab power’, Asari advised leaders of the region to take a stand and expose those behind the insurgency because according to him ‘Boko Haram will kill you even if you support them’.

See his tweets below:

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APC Governors are facing impeachment due to excessive corruption – PDP youths


The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Frontiers, PDPYF, has stated that governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, were facing impeachment due to their excessive corruption.

The youth group noted that APC governors have no regard for democratic rules and often spend money without necessary approval from their state House of Assembly.

According to PDPYF, APC governors such Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state and Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa are found of spending from government account without necessary cognizance to the democratic practices.

A statement by the group’s National Secretary, Comrade Mukhtar Akoshile, commended the Adamawa House of Assembly for listening to the cry of the people by impeaching Nyako.

The group also called on Nasarawa people to support the impeachment of Al-Makura.

The statement reads, “The same indigene of a state that elect governors also elect state house of assembly members and the separation of power in three arms of government shouldn’t be undermined in the name of progressives.

“It is obvious APC want to deceive Nigerians using their fake slogan called progressives, we were in APC before as APC youth frontier, the party is use to fraud, deceit and propaganda,.

As a former APC youth group we like to say we know APC more than anybody, the party is sinking and they are now into blame game.

“PDPNYF also wishes to warn APC to stop hiring thugs to protest against impeachment of their governors, therefore Nasarawa state House of Assembly shouldn’t be deter by threat from APC hiring mechanism. They should listen to the voice of Nasarawa people and do the needful. On the issue of blaming Jonathan for Nyako’s impeachment; it’s also another demonstration of APC character, the looser always cry foul,” the statement further added

Photos: Sudanese Woman spared death sentence flown to Italy


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Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was recently spared death sentence for apostasy was flown to Italy this morning July 24th in company of her two children, and accompanied by Italy’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Lapo Pistelli.

Speaking to journalists at Rome’s Ciampino airport this morning, Pistelli said the Italian government have been in ‘constant dialogue’ with Sudan but did not give more details on Italy’s role in securing her exit from Sudan. She was received at the airport by the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renziw. See more photos.

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Mrs Aisha Buhari’s reaction to husband’s attack in Kaduna yesterday


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There’s been quite a number of suicide bombings in Nigeria for a while now – where hundreds of lives have been lost – but Mrs Buhari didn’t believe it was happening until it hit home.

Kelechi Iheanacho scores on Manchester City debut


Iheanacho City-KansasKelechi Iheanacho scored in Manchester City defeated Sporting Kansas City 4-1, to cap an impressive senior debut for the Premier League champions.

The Nigerian forward, whose paperwork is still being processed by the Etihad side, was on the end of Jesus Navas’ cross and had the required composure and precision to tuck away the chance.

The 17-year-old was also awarded Man of the Match and the ESPN commentator said: “Iheanacho. Watch out for that name. You’re going to be hearing that name for a long time to come. Eye catching display.”

Iheanacho burst onto the scene last year, as the talisman of the Nigeria U-17 team that clinched the World Cup in UAE.

Asari Dokubo’s Wife Says Chibok Girls Abduction Is A Scam


Wife of the leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Asari Dokubo has insisted just like her husband that the abduction of the over 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped in Borno state on April 14 is a scam.

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It would be recalled on July 1, 2014 it was reported that the controversial ex-Militant, Asari Dokubo had insisted again that the over 200 abducted Chibok school girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect in Borno State on April 14 is a scam as no girls are missing.

Hajia Mujahidat Daba Dokubo-Asari took to Facebook to share her opinion and state her reasons for saying the abduction is a scam.

Apparently Hajia Mujahidat Daba Dokubo-Asari said the abduction was staged and accused Borno state Governor Shettima of having a hand in the abduction of the Chibok girls while saying the Governor is releasing the girls in batches.

Read her facebook post below

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In May 2014, it was reported that Asari Dokubo had insisted the abduction of the Chibok girls was staged by the Governor Shettima and his party, the APC, to destroy President Jonathan’s administration and that the Governor Knows where the girls are being kept.

Meawhile today marks 101 days since the girls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect.

RELATED: No Girls Are Missing,Chibok Is A Scam – Asari-Dokubo Insists

In May 2014, Asari Dokubo staged the Anti-#BringbackOurGirls protest to take his stand on the fact that the Chibok kidnap is a scam.

What do you think of the abduction of the Chibok girls? do you think Governor Shettima and the APC have a hand in it?

Federal Government declares Monday, Tuesday next week as public holidays


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The Federal Government has declared Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 29th as public holidays. The public holiday is to commemorate the Eid-el-fitri Salah celebration.

A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the Ministry of Interior on behalf of the Federal government, demanded of all Muslim faithful and the entire country to allow the benefits of Ramadan, which are love, peace, justice affect the entire nation and their individual selves

We Have Not Been Notified Of Nyako’s Sack – INEC Head Jega


Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, has revealed that the Adamawa state house are still yet to notify INEC of the impeachment of Murtala Nyako as Governor of the state.

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Mr Jega was talking yesterday in Abuja and revealed to journalists that his commision is yet to receive any notice of vacancy in Adamawa Government House.

He said: “The law is clear on that but as at Wednesday morning, INEC has not been formally notified of the impeachment. “The law provides for three months to hold election while the Speaker of the House of Assembly takes over within the period in case of where the Deputy Governor cannot act.

“We are law abiding and we will operate within the law if officially notified,” Mr. Jega said.

The chairman continued and that the winner of the said election could only stay till the end of Nyako’s tenure and then there would be another one during the 2015 general elections.

He also said that despite security concerns in the state, he is sure that his commision will make it happen, he said: “We are doing our best to prepare adequately to conduct election in every state in this country. “We have never said that election will not be conducted in these three states.

“We will cross the road when we get there. It is too early to speculate on where election will hold or not hold,” he said.

He also talked about the accusation by critics that he had militarised the Ekiti state elections, he said: “Obviously, there should be minimum participation of security personnel in election as obtainable in some countries, but in Nigeria we all know the security challenge and the electoral law required the presence of security personnel,” he said.

On the issue of the upcoming August 9th Osun election, he said that the military was needed as they are a recognised institution for the protection of the country.

“I want the security agencies to do everything possible to secure the electoral process in Osun state and in every state of the federation. “I also want them to protect electoral officers and election materials and ensure that the voting environment is peaceful to encourage people to vote’’, he said.

Professor Attahiru Jega is the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. INEC is responsible for the holding of election into political office in Nigeria.

They have come under fire over the last decade because of the way their elections are held, with candidates complaining of ballot thieves being around the venue of said elections and ballots being tampered with in several local governments.

However the recent election in Ekiti state was the first to be said to be the most cleanest election ever planned by the commission.

Man rapes 2-year-old in Ebonyi


A 30-year-old man, Inya-Okoro from Afikpo North Local Government aAea of Ebonyi, has been arrested for raping a 2-year-old girl identified as Favour.

The suspect allegedly committed the act when Favour returned from school and slept off at the corridor of her parent’s home.
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Inya-Okoro who also lives in the same building reportedly pounced on her and defiled her.

In an interview with Crime Watch, he admitted to the crime and blamed it on his sexual urge.

“What happened was that I went to look for a labourer job on the fateful day, but could not get any job and I returned home. As I was washing my cloth, I saw the girl sleeping, only on pant, I rushed and carried her and had sex with her. It was ‘conji’ that caused it and I don’t have money to go for mature girls.”

Favour has since been taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment.

The state Assistant Superintendent of Police, Chris Anyanwu lamented the high rate of rape in the area and urged parents to be careful.

Ebonyi Impeachment: Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Majority Leader Of HOA


Barely 72 hours after the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku was impeachment, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Samuel Nwali has been kidnapped.

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He was kidnapped Thursday morning, July 24 by unknown gunmen at his residence at Watchman street in Abakaliki, the state capital, Vanguard reports.

The where about of the lawmaker is yet unknown.

Nwali who represents Ikwo South state constituency is believed to be a strong supporter of the Speaker-elect, Hon. Helen Nwobasi.

The incident was confirmed by Eni Uduma Chima, a member representing Afikpo South East.

Meanwhile, a source who pleaded anonymity said Nwali’s kidnap may not be unconnected with the crisis rocking the Ebonyi state house of assembly over the impeachment of the speaker, Mr Chukwuma Nwazunku, who was removed on Monday, July 21, 2014 for alleged gross misconduct, incompetence and corruption.

On Tuesday, a day after Chukwuma was impeached, Nnenna Nwene, a member of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, was reportedly attacked by supporters of the impeached Speaker.

Plane conveying 110 passengers reportedly missing


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Algeria’s national airline, Air Algerie, has disclosed that one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers is currently missing. Report says the plane lost contact with officials 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

The Algerian news agency was quoted as saying that, the passenger airliner, last seen at 0155 GMT, was bound for the Algerian capital, Algiers. It was further reported that Flight AH 5017 had 110 passengers and six crew on board. “In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan,” Air Algerie officials, as quoted by APS news agency had revealed.

The plane is chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair. Swiftair in a statement further disclosed that the aircraft was an MD83 and that they were unable to establish contact with the plane. The plane was expected to land at 0510 local time based on its schedule.

No plan to impeach Ajimobi – Oyo lawmakers


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There was palpable tension yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, as news of alleged impeachment process of Governor Abiola Ajimobi filtered in.

Many people said they got the news via the social media and breaking news aired on a private television station based in Lagos.

It was alleged that 24 State House of Assembly members had signed the impeachment notice to be served on the governor and that the symbol of the House, the Mace, had been taken into their custody.

Speaking, the chairman, Parliamentary Caucus, Hon. Fatai Salam told journalists at the conference hall of the Assembly, that the report was false.

Salam, who was at the briefing alongside 10 members of the 7th Assembly, said there had not been any allegation of misconduct against the Governor that could warrant notice of impeachment.

“The 7th Assembly since inception has been enjoying good relationship with each other and there is no plan to disrupt the existing peace in the state,” he said.

“The minority leader has just left the Assembly complex few minutes ago, it is because the House has gone on recess, that is why the conference was not attended by every member of the House,” he said.

He therefore appealed with the people of the state to remain calm and go about with their normal lawful businesses, stressing that there was no impeachment threat against the governor in whatever capacity.

The House is currently on recess and will resume by August 28.

Madonna University student arrested for allegedly killing own father


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A 27-year-old undergraduate of Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, Chijioke Ezebuiro, was paraded yesterday July 22nd by the Abia State Police Command for allegedly killing his 87-year-old father, Dr. Emmanuel Ezebuiro. This sad event comes barely three weeks after 21 year old Tolani Ajayi killed his 60 year old father inside the Redeemed Christian Church of God campground.

While parading Chijioke before newsmen, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna said Chijioke is the chief suspect in his father’s death because he was the only one around when the deceased was brutally murdered on June 30th at his home in Umuoriehi, Isingwu in Umuahia North LGA of Abia state. Continue…

According to his elder brother’s statement to the police, Chijioke had often threatened to kill their father. The elder brother said he left their father and Chijioke at home to drop off his children at school only to return to find their father in the pool of his own blood. He immediately called the police after Chijioke could not explain what happened to their father.
Police preliminary reports shows that there was no evidence of someone else gaining access into the home when the octogenarian was murdered.
During his interrogation, Chijioke claimed he was having his bath when his father was murdered.
“After taking my bath as I was going towards my room I saw people screaming in my father’s room, so I decided to go inside to know what was happening there. When I went there I saw my brother and my cousin in my father’s room and I saw my dad on top of his bed. I was shocked to see blood on his head. I was so scared I had to go down stairs to call one of my cousins. When I came back with him we were asking them what happened none of them told us anything. He told us to go down stairs the next thing was for me to see police coming to arrest me, took me to the police station, saying I am a murderer, that’s all.” he said

Gunmen kill District Head of Garubula, bodyguard in Borno


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The dreaded Boko Haram fighters continued their violent campaign on Wednesday night as they stormed Garubula village in Biu local government area of Borno state, north-east Nigeria, where they gunned down the traditional body guard (Dogari) of the District Head before attacking the district head, Hakimi B. Dawn, who later died at the General Hospital in Biu.

Locals who spoke to DailyPost on phone said, the gunmen who arrived the area on motorcycle demanded to be directed to the house of the District Head.

They further narrated that after they got to the house of the District Head, they heard the first gunshot, causing heightened confusion in the area.

Narrating, they said, “when we entered the house, the Dogari was already dead while the District Head was laying in the pool of his blood with bullet wounds. “We rushed him to the hospital in Biu where he gave up.” They narrated

NICK OPARANDUDU IS A SHAMELESS POLITICAL VAGABOND


NICK OPARANDUDU IS A SHAMELESS POLITICAL VAGABOND 
…He is arrogant, pompous, fraudulent –PDP
 
By Concerned Members of the People’s Democratic Party
 
The Commissioner for Internally Generated Revenue and Pension Matters in Imo State, Mr. Nick Oparandudu has been described as a shameless political vagabond who does not have what it takes to succeed politically in Owerri Zone and Imo State at large.
This reply came following comment Mr. Oparandudu made against the People’s Democratic Party in an Owerri based tabloid, the Nigerian Horn Newspapers of July 14th-15th, 2014 that the party parades rogues as aspirants.
The group known as CONCERNED MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY in Owerri zone addressed newsmen through her zonal Coordinator, Chief Iwueke John-Bright and Publicity Secretary, Dr. Joe Ikpeama respectively.
According to them, joining issues with Mr. Oparandudu whom they described as an advocate of dogmatism and political vagabond is an insult to the forum but maintained that they would also not sit and watch him and his likes disparage the reputation and integrity of PDP in Owerri zone in particular and Imo State in general.
Furthering, the group said that Nick Oparandudu is a no body in Owerri Zone but an ordinary political beggar who cannot command the respect of his immediate family owing to his stiff stinginess, arrogance, pride and gossip.
The bemoaned the unprintable comment  spearheaded by Mr. Nick Oparandudu, the Commissioner for IGR Pension Matters, who  incidentally  is  warming up to occupy the Owerri zone senatorial seat in 2015 can only be described as the highest level of political accident ever seen, witnessed or heard by an aspirants in the 21st century.
Stressing further, Chief Iwueke pointed out that as bona fide indigenes of Owerri, Mr. Oparandudu’s character and disposition disqualify him from wining any elective position in the state adding that he does not command any followership in his fathers’ compound as most of the youths in his immediate family have refused to join APC because of him even while saying that Mr. Oparandudu’s penny-pinching life style, rather than attract followers, repel them.
The group recounted that Mr. Oparandudu is clearly incapable of winning ordinary village Chairmanship position in his compound, let alone his polling booth stressing that he is  largely  perceived  as  one  of  those  appointees  of  the  present administration  who  have  failed  to  use  their  positions  to  attract  supporters  to  the Governor and concluded that his attitude to people makes them hate the present government the more.
According to the group, “Mr. Oparandudu’s actions and utterances are nauseating, that Mr. Oparandudu even contemplated presenting himself to represent Owerri zone in the hallowed chambers of senate is indeed preposterous, to say the least”.
“It may be umpteenth to remind Mr. Oparandudu that many people have sharpened their swords and corked their firearms, waiting for him and his aspiration as revenge for what they consider wasted three years of appointment while wasting the internally generated revenue of the state in hotels, overseas and on women. Those three years cannot be said to have benefited the people of Owerri North LGA where he comes from let alone Owerri zone in general apart from Nick and Nick alone. His involvement in the scam that rocked Access Bank when he was the Deputy Managing Director should be revisited for his prosecution”.
“People like him do not deserve more empowerment. We honestly wish to advise Mr. Oparandudu that his desire to ascend to the Senate will suffer a great set back even before the race commences if his obsession with unguided comments against his possible political rivals is not stopped forthwith. He should desist from inciting the general public rudely or make his brothers and sisters his political opponents when they are not”.
“May we sound it very loud that Mr. Oparandudu does not belong to our political class but only hangs in balance. We do not know the quality Governor Rochas Okorocha saw in him that led to his appointment as a Commissioner in the state when his immediate family sees him as a political failure whose appearance in any administration attracts individual hatreds”.
The group therefore advised Governor Okorocha, all Commissioners and other Appointees from Owerri zone to begin to distance themselves from Mr. Oparandudu and offload him from the present government saying that he is more of political liabilities than assets even as they reiterated that their hatred for the Rescue Mission Government led by Governor Rochas Okorocha is because Mr. Nick Oparandudu is involved and promised to partner with the administration only if Mr. Oparandudu would be shown a way out.
Concluding, the group restated its unalloyed support to the People’s Democratic Party as well as Barr Anyaehie’s led state executive saying that it believes that the unwarranted and unguided comment of a political refugee, Mr. Nick Oparandudu would never deter them from achieving their mandate in 2015.

Snoop Dogg Claims He Smoked Cannabis At The White House


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Veteran rapper — Snoop Dogg is synonymous with weed (cannabis) and other sorts of drugs.

The 42-year-old rapper – whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. claims that he once smoked marijuana in the bathroom at the official residence of president Barack Obama in Washington D.C.

Speaking on the latest episode of ‘Snoop Dogg’s GGN News’, he told Jimmy Kimmel: ‘[I've smoked] in the bathroom [of the White House]. Not in the White House, but in the bathroom.’

The ‘Young, Wild and Free’ hitmaker tricked security into thinking he was going to the toilet and he even managed to persuade them to let him light a napkin.

He explained: ‘I said [to the security guards], ‘May I use the bathroom for a second?’ And they said, ‘What are you gonna do, number one or number two?’ I said, ‘Number two.’ So I said, ‘Look, when I do the Number two, I usually, you know, have a cigarette or light something to get the aroma right.

‘And they said, ‘Well you know what? You can light a piece of napkin.’

I said, ‘I’ll do that.

He then inhaled his cigarette and added: ‘And the napkin was this.

Man petitions IG over son’s death in Police cell


A man, Chief Raheem Badmus today petitioned the Inspector General of Police,(IGP) Mr Mohammed Abubakar over the alleged killing of his son, Mr Oluwatobi Badmus at ‘B’ Division Police Station in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

In a petition through his lawyer, Mr B.D Asani, Badmus said his only son died as a result of the injury he sustained when in police custody on the allegation of stealing of handset belonging to a prophet in their street.

Badmus said the death of his son came to him as a suprise as the boy was hale and hearty when he came to break his Ramadan fast with him on Monday.

According to the petition,the deceased was before his death living with his uncle, one Sola Oke at Okuta Elerinla Estate without
the consent of the father.

Oke harboured the deceased after he absconded from his father’s house after being disciplined.

He said, “on the 21st day of July, 2014, the deceased called his younger sister, named Seun Badmus, informing her of his arrest at ‘B’ Division, Akure on the allegation of stealing of handset.

“That sequel to the arrest, the
complainant instructed Corporal Adesola Awodeyi who happened to be his friend to torture the deceased in order to admit the allegation of stealing made against the deceased.”

The deceased according to the petition was taken away for about 35 minutes.

“when the deceased was eventually brought back by Corporal Awodeyi, his face was swollen and his bulged eyes became so reddish to the extent that he could not compose himself, and he began to complain of headache and stomach ache.

“That immediately the deceased was dropped, he started vomiting and foaming through his mouth and nose, and the deceased was taken to the hospital where it was confirmed that he is already
dead.

“That throughout the period of arrest and the torture of our client’s son by Corporal Ade Awodeyi, our client was not
informed even up to his untimely death due to the torture melted on him.

“That it was immediately after

the body of the deceased was deposited in the mortuary that somebody called our client and informed him that the body of his son was in the mortuary.

Sir, we passionately appeal to you
to use your good offices as a matter of utmost urgency to direct a detailed and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances that surrounded the mysterious death of Mr. Oluwatobi Badmus with a view to bring the perpetrators to justice.”The petition stated.

However, the Police Public Relations
Officer(PPRO), Wole Ogodo said the Area Commander in charge of Akure has commenced investigation on the matter, stressing that his findings would be made public when concluded.

Fading Star: Skales Parties With Sisqó, Joe and Keith Sweat In Atlanta


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I like rapper and singer Skales, I mean I really do; but he always seems to be making the wrong moves all the time.

Skales who recently signed a lucrative record deal with Baseline Music, hit up the ATL party scene yesterday and was spotted with American music acts Sisqó, Joe and Keith Sweat.

The fast rising Nigerian rapper Skales is in Atlanta, Georgia, to promote his Shake Body song and video.

Do you think this is good promo, while Davido and Wizkid are hanging out with the biggest music names in American in this present day, Skales chooses to run around with old and faded music stars.

What do you think?

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Impeachment rumour: Tension in Oyo



THERE was palpable tension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday, as rumour filtered through into town that 24 members of the Oyo State House of Assembly had served impeachment notice on the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The rumour almost became rife as heavy security presence was noticed in specific areas in Ibadan, the state capital, especially around the Secretariat area, where the state assembly complex was situated.

People in the state credited their sources to social media network and said breaking news aired on a private television station based in Lagos.
It was alleged that 24 lawmakers had signed the impeachment notice to be served on the governor and that the symbol of the House, the Mace, had been taken into the custody of the ’24 lawmakers’ believed to have been working on the project.

As soon as the news filtered to town, people started making contacts to confirm the information, especially when the House is on recess and billed to resume on August 28, 2014.

As at Wednesday morning, both the speaker and the governor were not around in the state.

But the Chairman, Parliamentary Caucus, Honourable Fatai Salam, while addressing newsmen at the Conference Hall of the Assembly complex debunked the rumour.

Flanked by 10 members of the seventh Assembly, Honourable Salam said there had not been any allegation of misconduct against the governor that can warrant notice of impeachment.

He added that the House is on recess, expected to resume August 28.

According to him, “the seventh Assembly, since inception, has been enjoying good relationship with each other and has no plan to disrupt the existing peace in the state.

When contacted on the heavy presence of security personnel around major spots in Ibadan, the image maker, Oyo State Police Command, SP Olabisi Ilobanafor, said there has been presence of police on the streets before now, adding that “it is one of the routine of security agents to protect the lives of the residents.”

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A lawmaker of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Oyo State House of Assembly has opened up on the bickering in the House.

The lawmaker, representing one of the constituencies in Ibadan, told the Nigerian Tribune on Wednesday that there was no plan to impeach Governor Abiola Ajimobi but that they had issues with the Speaker, Right Honourable Monsurat Sunmonu.

He spoke against the background of a report that 24 lawmakers have endorsed impeachment notices against the governor and the Speaker.

The lawmaker, who does not want to be named yet, said “You can quote me. The problem of Oyo State House of Assembly is Alhaja Monsurat Sunmonu.

“As far as the Oyo State House of Assembly is concerned, there is no impeachment plan against the governor. The governor is a man of the people; he is a performer and up to expectation.

“The 18 lawmakers in the APC caucus in the House are solidly behind him and I can vouch 100 per cent that we are for the governor. Any impeachment notice must be backed by two-thirds of the House and we are behind the governor.

Asked if the APC lawmakers were behind the Speaker, he said “I don’t want to say whether anybody is behind the Speaker or not but I want to be quoted that the problem of Oyo State House of Assembly is Alhaja Monsurat Sunmonu.

“We the 18 APC caucus in the House will make our colleagues in the opposition see reason why they should not rock the boat in any way. We believe the boat cannot even be rocked because it is standing upon the foundation of God.

“We are aware they (the opposition lawmakers) have been meeting and strategising. We are aware they are expressing some grievances. But we believe the grievances are issues that the governor will resolve. “

Tribune

PDP Delegates Adopt Gen. Marwa For Adamawa Governorship Seat


Former military governor of Lagos state and governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Adamawa state, retired General Mohammed Buba Marwa was today adopted as the PDP governorship candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state by all the 335 delegates of the party from all the 77 wards in the Adamawa Central Senatorial district.

Chairman of the PDP in the district, Alhaji Danjuma Iliyasu who spoke at a meeting where General Marwa was assured of the party’s ticket said their decision was based on the former envoy’s unbeatable records of service in Borno and Lagos states where he had served as military administrator before. The party’s chieftain said it is the desire of everybody in Adamawa state to see such enviable performance replicated in the state.

Iliyasu lamented that while most states in the federation were enjoying dividends of democracy, the reverse is the case in Adamawa due to bad leadership, adding that it has therefore become a challenge to the delegates and all Adamawa citizens to rally round Marwa in order to transform the state in terms of socio-economic development of the state. He stressed that the deplorable condition of the state calls for total support for Marwa so that he can bring his development expertise to bear in Adamawa state which he said is seriously begging for infrastructural development in all facets.

Addressing the delegates and PDP leadership in the Senatorial District, General Marwa thanked them for his endorsement and pledged to provide the state a purposeful leadership that would be the envy of all in the country if given the opportunity. He assured them that socio-economic and infrastructural development would top his  priorities if elected, adding that he would equally offer compulsory free qualitative healthcare services and free education for Adamawa children and youths who he said are the bedrock of development in any society.

He appealed to them to keep faith with his  endorsement  and pledged to also keep faith to the confidence reposed in him even as he debunked the rumour making the round that the presidency had already imposed a gubernatorial candidate for the party in the next elections, saying that such was the machination of mischief makers out to dent the good image of President Goodluck Jonathan and the presidency. To be sure that all the delegates support the endorsement read by the Chairman of the party, it was learnt that Marwa asked all delegates who will truly vote for him in the coming party’s primary to signify by raising up their hands and all the 335 delegates raised their hands supported by their chorus voice votes.

Following the impeachment of Admiral Murtala Nyako as governor of the state by the state lawmakers, another election is due to be conducted to elect a substantive governor within the next three months.

“Why We Didn’t Welcome Okorocha Back To APGA” —Party Chieftain


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 The vice chairman of the All Progressive Grant Alliance (APGA) in Imo State, Chief Cyril Duruaku has given reasons the party refused to accept the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha back to the party when he made the attempts to return.
Governor Okorocha was reported to have made attempts to return back to APGA (a party that gave him his current mandate as the state governor) through Chief Maxi Okwu’s faction of the party.
The governor was said to have sponsored the Abuja High Court Suite that removed the erstwhile national chairman and secretary of the party, Chief Victor Umeh and Alhaji Sani Shinkafi as well as the current appeal at the Supreme Court so as to enable him safely return to the party.
But, speaking with journalists in his office, the APGA chieftain said he was aware of the serious moves made by the governor to return back to the party, saying the major stakeholders of the party in Imo known as The Ambassadors rejected his return.
The Ambassadors are the group of people known as Agenda who worked for the governor in the past.
According to him, the major reason was that the governor who recognized that political party is just a vehicle that takes one to his destination did not pay any fare with which the vehicle could be maintained to carry others to their destinations.
He said the rejected the governor’s bid to return back to the party because he had shown that he is a rolling stone that gathers no more.
“His intention was to kill the party in Imo. That’s why he left the way he did without one day appreciating what the party did for him. If a party is only a vehicle, it is incumbent on him to pay his fare when he disembarks so that the vehicle can be maintained to carry another person”, he said
He said when the governor’s intention did not materialize he decided to return back to the party
Duruaku however said that the party no longer had factions as  according to him, all the factions led by Victor Umeh, Captain Ihegworo and Maxi Okwu were all coming together to forge a common front through the instrumentality of a group known as the Unity Forum.
 This he said is because the party cannot go into 2015 elections with factions.
To reclaim the Imo Government House in 2015, the party leader disclosed that the party had made arrangements to embark on local government rallies to draw more support from the rural people who had been expecting them to reach out to them.
On the problem between the two governorship aspirants in the party—Chief Martin Agbaso and Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho—he said it is part of politics that aspirants should be fighting to outwit one another, saying that such politics would not have any negative effect on the party’s chances of winning back the governorship position.
It would be recalled that following the description of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a Muslim and Boko Haram party by the Igbos and the consequent defection of all reasonable members of the party to either the PDP or APGA, the governor had been making moves to dump the party for one that has better identity.
He has also been reported to have approached the Labour Party for safe landing. This is notwithstanding the recent visit of former governor of Bayelsa State and President Goodluck Jonathan’s political henchman, Deprieye Alamieyesegha to him last week, fueling more speculations that he has made up his mind to quit APC

Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crash: Missing Crew Member Found Alive


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The Engineer crew member of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35
Helicopter earlier declared missing has been found alive.

The crew member who was declared missing when his body could not be
located in the vicinity of the crash resurfaced at the military
Headquarters in Maiduguri today, having trekked through the bushes
after the crash.

It is thus confirmed that Flight Lieutenant NM Halilu, Co-Pilot and
Warrant Officer Augustine Nwanonenyi, the aircraft technician survived
the crash while Flight Lieutenant Onyeka Nwakile was the only one lost
in the crash. The family of the officer has been duly informed while
the two survivors are in stable condition but receiving medical
attention.

Meanwhile, search and rescue operation on the incident has been
concluded, while investigation into the crash continues.

Press statement by General Muhammadu Buhari on the bomb blast affecting his car and the rest of the convoy vehicles


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I was personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today along Ali Akilu Road, Kawo -Kaduna at about 2:30pm on my way to Daura.

The unfortunate event, clearly an assassination attempt, came from a fast moving vehicle that made many attempts to overtake my security car but was blocked by my escort vehicle. We reached the market area of Kawo where he took advantage of our slowing down and attempted to ram my car and instantly denoted the bomb which destroyed all the three cars in our convoy.

Unfortunately, when I came out of my vehicle I saw many of dead bodies littered around. They were innocent people going about their daily business who became victims of mass murder.

Thank God for his mercy, I came out unhurt but with three of my security staff sustaining minor injuries, they have since been treated in hospital and discharged.

 

 

General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), GCFR

4A/B Sultan Lane

Off Sultan Road

Box 1163 Kaduna

Wednesday 23, July 2014.

Abia Govt Demolishes Kidnapper’s House


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Abia State government has demolished a building belonging to one Ogbuonye Ogbonna Daniel due to his involvement in kidnapping activities in the state.
Security Adviser to Abia State Governor/State Task Force Chairman, Capt. Awa Udonsi Agwu (Rtd.), who spoke to newsmen after the demolition of the bungalow at Umuariaga Oboro in Ikwuano LGA, said the measure is to serve as deterrent to other kidnappers and those nursing the idea to enter the illicit business.
He said that the state government abhors kidnapping and would stop at nothing to stamp the menace out of the state.
According to him, other kidnappers who have property in the state will have them pulled down once the government identifies such property and assured that the process is an on-going one.
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Meanwhile, residents of Umuariaga who spoke on condition of anonymity have applauded the state government for embarking on the demolition exercise,pointing out that they have been living in fear due the activities of some suspected kidnappers operating in the area.
It would be recalled that not long ago, a hotel belonging to another kidnapper at Afaraukwu was demolished by the state government in its bid to flush out kidnappers from the State.

PICTURES Of General Buhari’s Car Attacked In Kaduna


Two bomb blasts rocked the Kawo area of Kaduna in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

The second, which occurred at Kawo area, was aimed at former Head of State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari.

Gunmen rammed a vehicle into his convoy, firing shots at it.

According to reports, two of Gen. Buhari’s bodyguards were slightly wounded in the attack, he however escaped unhurt.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on General Buhari. It is uncertain at this point if it was carried out by members of the Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram.

See photos of the scene with Buhari’s bullet-riddled car:

SEE The New Emir Of Kano, Lamido Sanusi And President Goodluck Jonathan Hugging Each Other In Aso Villa (PHOTOS)


 

President Goodluck Jonathan and former Central bank Governor, and now newly installed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi met at the Presidential Villa in Abuja today to break the Ramadan fast with the President. The reconciliation meeting was brokered by the Sultan of Sokoto, Saa’ad Abubakar.

This will show all of you who are easily divided along ethno-religious lines that this crooks are united at the top. Its only at the bottom that they do all they can to divide us along tribes, tongues and religion.
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“Keep forming love while I’m Fucking your man Wizkid”- Lady attacks Tania Omotayo on twitter


 

These days,girls are not smiling ..Last night, a  Houston based Nigerian lady ,Caroline Ikpea attacked Wizkid’s girlfriend, Tania Omotayo on twitter.She claims she’s getting down with Wizkid while Tania is claiming love..According to reports,he spends time with her  whenever he is in the USA………

This would be the second time a lady is accusing him of cheating.Last year,an Ethiopian girl openly called him out for disturbing her friend….

Actress Halima Abubakar shows off her dangerous curves


 

This is natural no silicone .Curves of life …

Joseph Yobo & Wife Adaeze all loved up in New Vacation Photos


Since Joseph Yobo returned from the World Cup, he and his wife have been jet-setting and are currently on vacationaround the world.. They got married in 2010 and and after one kid, still look like spinsters..
Aren’t they such a beautiful and stylish young couple….

#ThingsFatPeopleSay – “Losing weight will spoil my brand”- Actress Eniola Badmus


Celebs like Jennifer Hudson decided to lose so much weight because of the pressure to be skinny which has honestly affected  her career. However ,actress Eniola Badmus feels her weight is her identity and took her this far so losing much weight would be losing her brand.She was on Rubbing Minds on Channels TV and she said
“My size frame is a major one. We really do not have people in the industry that has my size.Even if I want to lose weight I will not want to go down so much because it will spoil my brand.I may just lose one or two sizes. Losing my weight will not make me who I am. I do not want to drag with size 10 people in the industry. They are much”

GRAPHIC PHOTOS! Dead Bodies: Kaduna Bomb Blast Kills Dozens Of People


Gen Buhari's bullet proof car after the bomb blast targeted at him today in Kaduna

Gen Buhari’s bullet proof car after the bomb blast targeted at him today in Kaduna

 

 

Aide insists Umeh is no threat to Ngige’s senatorial ambition


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Following the declaration of his senatorial ambition last weekend by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, his rival, Senator Nwabueze Chris Ngige says he has nothing to worry about.

Ngige, who is currently representing the Anambra Central senatorial district spoke through his media aide, Chief Charles Amilo.

Chief Amilo in an exclusive interview with DailyPost said that Umeh was the least of the problems of the distinguished senator as his declaration speech during his 52nd birthday had not even been discussed by the Ngige camp.

He dismissed with a wave of the hand the opinion that the Anambra Central Senatorial election in 2015 may be a replica of the 2011 battle between his boss and late Prof Dora Akunyili, insisting that Umeh would be an easy win for the Ngige camp.

While noting that it would be a disadvantage for APGA to field Umeh, he stated that unfortunately, Umeh who is the national chairman of the party, would go ahead to issue himself the party’s nomination form.

According to him, “Umeh is the national chairman of the party, but you must know that he has never stood for an election in his life. Not even as a councilor. He should go ahead and pick the nomination form and appoint himself as the candidate of the party, and we will deal with that.

“Umeh has no clout, he is not in the mold of late Dora Akunyili, who was the Director General of NAFDAC, where she performed very well and also a minister of Information, and a bright scholar, yet Ngige defeated her.

“Oga is not losing sleep about the declaration of Umeh, he has a lot of things to do, and he is going about his senatorial duties. In the next few weeks, he will commission transformers to be distributed to communities in Anambra; they have already been connected to the national grid.

“In the whole place, there are evidences of the things he has done as a senator, and his job when he was the governor of the state is still speaking for him till date. We are waiting for Umeh to buy form and meet us in the field.

“We know he will be planning how to rig the election, as that is the only thing he knows how to do”.

“Arewa Youths’ call for Nigeria’s dissolution is a treasonable offence” – Ohaneze Youth Council


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The Ohaneze Youth Council, OYC, on Wednesday, slammed the Arewa Youth Development Foundation for its call for the dissolution of Nigeria as a country.

 Ohaneze Youths in a statement by its National President, Okechukwu Isiguzoro,described it as a big offence that should attract treason charges.

OYC also condemned the demand by the Arewa Youths for Southerners in the North to leave within two weeks and for Northerners in the South to do the same, saying that it was “uncalled for and unconstitutional”.

The Igbo in its statement said that “it was shocking that at this time Nigeria is passing through serious security breaches, some misguided youths under sponsorship by fifth columnists could be making divisive calls inimical to their fatherland.

“Our concern about the shameful outing in the palace of Emir of Kano is that the youths of the region who have been notoriously misruled for long by the same people that sent them on the dirty mission should have rather questioned their sponsors on their ignoble roles in bringing the region and Nigeria to its present situation.

“The same people that foisted penury, deprivation and frustration on the innocent talakwas (commoners) of the North are now sending them mischievously on an errand that threatens Nigeria’s unity. Our message to the contemporary youths of the North is to resist the attempt of the fifth columnist and merchants of topsy-turvy politics to herd them into an ill-fated mission”.

He urged other Northerners to resist those who hide under the cloak of the region to cause confusion and chaos, stressing that “we know these few elements that pretend to be the conscience of the North and we also know the true conscience of the North”.

He added that “Our attention has been drawn to a provocative warning against Ndigbo by the Arewa Consultative Forum, threatening to interfere with Igbo businesses in the North. This is also on the heels of the call by the Arewa Youth Development Foundation for Southerners to quit the North within two weeks.

“This is a similar approach to the event that culminated to the unfortunate crisis of the middle of late 60’s when undue sentiment, emotional outburst and propaganda were allowed to take the better part of reasoning of some people in the North. Later, millions of innocent Igbos and Easterners were to pay the supreme sacrifice”.

“The truth is that there is no single threat to any Northerner in the South East or Igboland. They are here doing their normal businesses and unmolested by anybody. The Governors of the zone as the Chief security officers of their various states only took constitutional measures to safeguard their states against insecurity, especially in view of the recent discoveries and arrests of Boko Haram suspects in the zone.

Do the Arewa people want the South-East Governors and people to keep quiet in the face of Boko Haram threat to the zone?” He queried.

Rivers APC condemns harassment of Oby Ezekwesili at Abuja Airport


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The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has condemned the harassment of the former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, by the operatives of the Department of State Security at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The state Chairman of the APC, Dr. Davies Ikanya, said in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media, Chukwuemeka Eze, that the action of the SSS operatives was unwarranted, shameful and a throwback to the dark days of military dictatorship.

Ikanya also described the action of the security operatives as barbaric, wicked, unjust and a slap on the faces of the abducted Chibok girls, who had spent over three months in Boko Haram’s custody.

For SSS operatives to attempt to confiscate the travel documents of Mrs. Ezekwesili and seek to prevent her from boarding her flight just because she is leading the campaign to get the Goodluck Jonathan administration to do something meaningful to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls speaks eloquently about the government’s lack of seriousness in looking for these innocent girls who were in the first place, abducted because government abdicated its responsibility of providing their school with the needed security,” he said.

This means that Nigeria has returned to the dark days of military dictatorship when the rights of Nigerian citizens were trampled upon with impunity.

The Chairman lauded the former minister and her group for refusing to be intimidated and continuing with the ‘BringBackOurGirls’ campaign in spite of efforts by the Presidency to force them to shun the campaign.

He said, “The Rivers APC commends Dr. Ezekwesili and her group for refusing to be cowed and for forging ahead with the #BringBackOurGirls campaign despite all efforts by the Presidency to get them to abandon the struggle.

“We are happy that this act of tyranny aimed at intimidating Dr. Ezekwesili has failed woefully. We appeal to this woman of rare courage and her group to soldier on until the Jonathan administration does the right thing by rescuing and bringing home the over 250 schoolgirls abducted from their dormitory by the Boko Haram sect on the night of April 14.

“We are happy to note also that the SSS operatives later allowed reason to prevail by releasing the travel documents of this great amazon of our democracy and allowed her to travel for her scheduled London event

Impeachment: Enugu Deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi goes into hiding


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The embattled Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi has gone into hiding, DailyPost learnt.

Members of the Enugu State House of Assembly commenced impeachment proceedings against him on Tuesday.

Onyebuchi is believed to have incurred the wrath of the state government for nursing ambition of going to the Senate in 2015.

However, the lawmakers accused him of certain allegations, which included rearing chicken in his official quarters at the Government House.

A source told DailyPost that it has been difficult for the Clerk of the House to serve Onyebuchi the impeachment notice, as he has reportedly left Enugu and is presently taking refuge in one of the states in the South-East.

The Deputy Governor, whose last official public function was at the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Academy in Udi, Enugu State, has reportedly fled his private residence in the state.

Onyebuchi, who represented Governor Sullivan Chime, commissioned the FRSC Academy.

For nearly two years, he has lived in his private residence, following a slow-pace renovation work going on at his official quarters.

DailyPost gathered that when the House resumes plenary tomorrow, Thursday, the lawmakers may resort to serving the impeachment notice on him through the media.

“Bomb blast was an assassination attempt on my life” – Buhari


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Nigeria-s former military President, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd), says he narrowly escaped assassination on Wednesday.

He spoke shortly after escaping a bomb attack in Kaduna State.

Acoording to him, “I am personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today at about 2:30pm on my way to Daura.

“The unfortunate event, clearly an assassination attempt, came from a fast moving vehicle that made many attempt to overtake my security car, but was blocked by escort vehicle.
“We reached the market area of Kawo where he took advantage of our slowing down and attempted to ram my car and instantly detonated the bomb which destroyed all the three cars in our convoy.

“Unfortunately, when I came out of my vehicle, I saw many dead bodies littered around. They were innocent people going about their daily business who became victims of mass murder.

“Thank God for His mercy, I came out unhurt, but with three of my security staff sustaining minor injuries. They have since been treated in hospital and discharged”.

Asari-Dokubo’s Group Warns Northerners To Vacate The South


The Mujahid Dokubo-Asari-led Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Front, NDPSF has warned Northerners living in the South to leave the region.

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This is coming on the heels of a 2-week ultimatum given by a group of Northern youths under the aegis of Arewa Youth Development Foundation (AYDF), to Southerners currently living in the North, to relocate to their respective states.

According to National Mirror report, the Asari-led group who said the southerners are not slaves to the north, called for a ‘Republic of Niger Delta’.

Responding to what they termed, ‘arrogance of youths of the North’ who, recently in Kano, demanded the breaking up of Nigeria, thousands of Niger Delta youths, yesterday, July 22 took to the streets of Ughelli, in Delta State, in a ‘State of the Nation Road Walk’.

They described the call by the northern youths as misguided and deliberately planned to provoked the south.

The youths carrying placards, warned all northerners resident in the region to vacate, while also criticising former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwezili,the convener of the #Bring- BackourGirls# campaign. They accused her of being used as an ‘agent supremacist’ against President Jonathan’s administration.

The Asari- Dokubo’s NDPSF spokesman, Comrade Rex Ekiugbo Anighoro, warned that should anything happen to any Niger Deltan in the north, the Niger Delta youths will not hesitate to retaliate.

The arrogance of the north is getting petrifying and the south is not afraid of such antics,” he said.

It would be recalled that on Monday, July 21, a group known as Concerned Arewa Citizen had submitted a bill to the Kaduna House of Assembly seeking a law for the registration of southerners in Kaduna and other parts of Northern Nigeria.

Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, an ex-Niger Delta miltant was born in 1964. He is a major political figure of the Ijaw ethnic group in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. He founded the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force.

Fire At Kano Airport, Fire Brigade Avert Tragedy


A fuel tanker feeding a Turkish airlines aircraft at the Aminu Kano International Airport was allegedly caught on fire last night, July 22/23.

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Premium Times reports with reference to an eye witness that but for the quick interference of the fire brigade, the place would have been hit by the dire tragedy.

While the fuel tanker burnt completely, the passenger jet Airbus 340 scheduled to be heading to Istanbul was partly damaged.

Garba Shehu, the Media Consultant to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was supposed to board the abovementioned plane, confirmed the development saying:

“The Airbus 340 aircraft which had the burning truck under its wings made a miraculous escape following a decision to tow it away from the fire just in time before the fuel-laden tanker burst into a towering flame. The flight taking my family and I, among many other passengers to Istanbul from Kano was cancelled a short while ago following indications that the aircraft, even though not destroyed, was partly damaged on its wing. Fire engines at the airport emptied their contents without any serious impact on the raging fire, which burnt without let until it had consumed the oil tanker.”

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Neither the airport representatives, nor the Turkish Airlines could be reached for comments, as at the time of filing this report.

It would be recalled that in April, 2014, a similar accident occurred in Kaduna as fire enfulged the State airport control tower and was temporarily closed. Only the next day, when a new mobile control tower was transported to the airport from Abuja, it became possible to resume the normal activities. However the cause of fire is yet to be determined in the course of the ongoing investigation.

Chimamanda Adichie Poses For Riposte Magazine


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Award winning writer Chimamanda Adichie photographed by one of Nigeria’s best photographers Lakin Ogunbanwo for Riposte Magazine. See more photos below…

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Security man commits suicide at popular fast food joint in Akute


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One of the security men at a popular fast food joint in Alagbole, Akute, a Lagos/Ogun suburb committed suicide in the early hours of today, Wednesday July 23rd. The security man whose name the company management chose not to disclose, hanged himself inside the kitchen of the fast food joint before it opened for business today.

The middle aged security man was said to have deleted all his phone contacts which made it difficult to contact his relatives. His body was removed this afternoon around 3:10pm from the eatery and taken to the mortuary. Won’t show you a pic of his body but there’s a pic of his corpse being removed below

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Bomb blast in Kaduna leaves at least 25 people dead


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A bomb concealed in a red Volkswagen golf car one went off this afternoon July 23rd along Alkali road which leads to the popular Murtala Square in Central Kaduna killing at least 15 people.

According to eyewitnesses, the bomb went off as a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, drove past the road. They believe the bomb was target at his convoy but according to witnesses, the cleric escaped unhurt while passersby were killed. At least 25 bodies have so far been receovered

Other witnesses said the bomb was targeted at thousands of Muslims who gathered at the Murtala Square for Ramadan Tafsir under the leadership of Sheikh Bauchi. (pictured above)

The cleric is said to be an outspoken critic of Boko Haram and was on his way to the Murtala Square when the bomb went off.

Update: second bomb explodes in Kawo motor park area near I Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna

Enugu Deputy Gov. to be served impeachment notice for rearing chickens in Govt house


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22 out of the 24 members of the Enugu State House of Assembly yesterday July 22nd passed a resolution to serve the state deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, an impeachment notice over allegations of operating a commercial poultry farm within his official quarters in the state capital.

According to the lawmakers, the state deputy governor’s action contravenes their Feb 12 2013 resolution which ‘prohibited the maintenance and operation of a commercial livestock and poultry farms within residential neighborhoods in Enugu Metropolis in promotion of public health standards’.

They say an earlier directive by the state Governor, Chime Sullivan, to have the said poultry relocated by relevant ministry officials was disobeyed by the deputy governor who afterwards resorted to inviting pressmen to castigate the Governor. Continue…

The impeachment notice reads in part;

“Consequent upon the intimidation of the relevant officials of the government by the Deputy Governor in respect of the matter aforesaid, the governor of Enugu State (herein after referred to as “ the Governor via letters with reference numbers : GHE/CAO/31/239 and GHE/CAO/31/240 dated 24/12/2013 and 27/12/2013 respectively, directed the Deputy Governor to relocate the commercial poultry farm out of the premises of his official residential quarters , which is also within the general premises of the Government House Enugu and adjacent to the Governor’s office.
“The Deputy Governor further defied the directive herein and in a most discourteous manner and in utter disregard of the office of the governor, responded via a letter dated 8/1/2014, insisting that he would not relocate his commercial poultry farm from the premises of his official residential quarters.
“When the government through the appropriate Ministries and departments relocated the birds and cleared the premises of the noxious stench emanating therefrom, the Deputy Governor wrongfully deployed the resources and powers of his office as deputy governor to invite the press and openly castigated the government and her officials, thereby impugning and denigrating the authority and office of the governor and embarrassing the government.” it read.
The Deputy Governor is also being accused of constantly disrespecting the state Governor which obstructs the peaceful administration of the state.

Trouble Rocks Actress Bukky Wright’s 2nd Marriage!


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Not again! Nollywood screen goddess, Bukky Wright’s second marriage to her husband, Adewale Onitiri, may have collapsed!



The crack in the marriage, according to reports, became wider due to the distance between the couple, who live far apart.  

While Bukky returned to Lagos, Nigeria for her career and to run her businesses, her husband, whose first wife died of cancer related issues, stayed in Trenton, New Jersey, where they got married.

He is a Street Superintendent in Trenton with his three children in his care. 

Trouble reportedly reared its ugly head after Superintendent Onitiri returned to Nigeria unannounced, only to meet his wife’s absence at their Ajah, Lagos home.

 It was further alleged that the Kani star lied about her whereabouts when he asked where she was. 

With other unconfirmed tales of his wife’s alleged escapades in the country while he was in America, Mr. Onitiri was said to have been angry and requested she leave the couple’s Ajah, Lagos home. 

The relationship between the couple has since been shaky since the last incident, thus causing speculation and anxiety over the marriage.