Meet the two children saved by Clay & Lamboginny Living Project


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14 year-old Aminu Alhaji and nine year-old Dorcas Oladuni are the first beneficiaries of the Clay-Lamboginny Living Project, which is aimed at facilitating surgeries for under privilege kids across Nigeria.

Since a tragic accident on his way to purchase pure water for hawking in order to survive, Aminu Alhaji has been unable to pass urine with his private organs and has been at a ward of the General hospital Lagos for the pass two years.

At a tender age, his life has been a challenging one with the loss of his parents and separation from his siblings during the Kaduna crisis.

Aminu has been diagnosed with Urethral Lateralization Structure as the accident initially robbed him of his ability to excrete both feces and urine but due to the kindness of the hospital several operations had been carried out which restored his ability to pass feces but he currently has to carry a urine bag about as he cannot urinate and would need to undergo another urethral Structure Repair but has no one to foot his bills.

The above picture of Dorcas Odunlami is really a sight for sorry eyes. She has her large intestines, which are bagged and taped, to her stomach. Her inability to pass feces through the right channel is as a result of Hirschproy disease. She has undergone several surgeries (colostomy, pull through surgery) and currently her mother is unable to afford any more medical procedure, which left her at the hospital since January 2014.

These kids are two out of thousands of Nigerian Kids whose lives are rolling by before their eyes due to medical issues that can be easily paid for and carried out successfully in Nigeria.

The Clay-Lamboginny Living Project will not only cover their medical bills, but the duo of Aminu and Dorcas have become the fortunate beneficiaries of the Clay-Lamboginny Scholarship award for two under-privileged kids.

At 14, Aminu’s highest level of education was stopped at Primary 4 while Dorcas was in Primary 2 before her condition halted her schooling. With the support of the Welfare Department of the General Hospital, Lagos, Aminu will be placed at an orphanage and both kids will be given an opportunity after their surgeries to continue their education up to to the tertiary level.

For Dorcas and Aminu the light of hope has come to shine on them, through the living Project. There is so much more that can be done, as investing in a child’s life is an investment into the future. Listen and download exclusively on LIB the new theme song below titled “Living by Clayy & Lamboginny”

EFCC Arraign Two for $91,000 Internet Fraud


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Find the EFCC press release below…
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, September 26, 2014 arraigned Dandeson Ebosele Ibhonitie, 26, (a.k.a Dandy James, Connor Mead and Barrister Louis Harpoch and Ohiwerei Charity, 31, before Justice E. F. Ikponmwen of Edo State High Court, Benin-City on a 3- count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
Ibhonitie and Charity allegedly belong to the group of fraudsters using the internet to defraud unsuspecting victims.
Ibhonitie allegedly defrauded one Mrs. Weidman Andrea Sabrie, a German, of the sum of $ 91,000 (Ninety-One Thousand United States Dollars) by pretending to be an American working in Nigeria for a road construction company.
To access the proceeds of the fraud, Ibhonitie allegedly opened a domiciliary account in the name of one Mr. Steven. He entered into an agreement with Charity, the account officer that opened the account for him, on how the proceeds from the crime will be shared. By the arrangement, Charity was to keep 3 percent of every inflow to herself while 7 percent will go to Ibhonitie. The remaining 90 percent, by the arrangement, went to Steven. However, investigations showed that Ibhonitie was the same as Steven.

When the charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty.
One of the counts read:
“Dandeson Ebosele Ibhonitie (a.k.a Dandy James, Connor Mead, Barrister Louis Harpoch, Brett Francis Steven (still at large) and Ohiwerei Charity on or about the 2nd day of April, 2014 at Benin within the Benin judicial division, with intent to defraud obtained the sum of USD 45,000.00(Forty Five Thousand United State Dollars) from Mrs. Weidman Andrea Sabrie, a German national through Skye Bank of Nigeria Limited Account No: 2520346555 in the name of Dandy James by falsely pretending to her that the said sum of money represented legal fee for Barrister Louis Harpoch for your defense which pretence you knew to be false”.

In view of their pleas, prosecuting counsel, Ayokunle Fayanju, prayed the court for a trial date. He also opposed the bail applications of the defendants.

Justice Ikponmwen adjourned the matter till August, 30, 2014 for hearing of bail applications and ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody.

Zazzau Emirate Council Member Shot Dead On His Farm In Kaduna


Dokajin Cika Soron ZazzauAn influential chief and council member of the Zazzau Emirate, Dokajin Cika Soron Zazzau, Kabiru Buhari, has been shot dead in Kaduna State.

His car and body were found by a search party, which included the police at his farm near Maigiginya in Nariya, Kabala West, Kaduna, on Friday around 4p.m. He died from apparent gunshot to his head.

Buhari, 56, is survived by one wife and five children. He has since been buried in line with Islamic tradition.

The Cika Soron Zazzau and Hakimin Ungwan Muazu, Ahmed Aliyu Idris, in an interview with journalists at the burial ground last night, confirmed that the late chief was found dead in his farm on Friday.

“We closed from Council with him around 5p.m. on Thursday where I think he proceeded to his farm Maigiginya. His family later alerted us on Friday morning that he didn’t sleep at home. So, we reported to the police and commenced a search operation.

“His body was found inside his farm with his car parked around the farm round 3-4pm on Friday.

“We have left everything to God to judge whoever has hand in his death or any other innocent persons killed”.

On whether he is satisfied with the actions taken so far by the police to curtail the rampant killings in the area, Mr. Idris said, “Honestly I can’t say because I don’t think they are doing much to stop this killings in the society. They always say that they are searching for the killers”.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Aminu Lawal, while confirming the unfortunate incident, said the police took part in the search of Mr. Buhari and had since launched an investigation into the killing.

Presidential Primary: APC Rules Out Zoning


APC-ChieftainsThe All Progressive Congress (APC) on Thursday said that to ensure only the best candidate flies the party’s flag in the 2015 presidential election, it has decided to throw the contest open to all interested members of the party across the country.

National Chairman of the Party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun made this known while speaking with Journalists after its NEC meeting in Abuja, pointing out that the party was excited over the level of interest generated by those wishing to compete for the party’s presidential ticket.

According to him, “As far as the party is concerned, the more, the merrier because, they help in the process of membership mobilization, particularly when they are from different parts of the country.

“We have not put any geographical barriers as to who becomes our presidential candidate. We hope to seize the political space when the candidates come out and this will happen almost weekly from now”.

Mr. Oyegun insisted that there was no plan to adopt zoning for its presidential contest, adding that it is left for Nigerians to decide where their votes will go during next year’s general election.

“No we are not zoning we want the best to come from every part of the country. The person who puts food on your table is your brother while the person who is depriving you of food, you will not just say because he is your brother that you will keep voting for him”, he said.

While acknowledging the ongoing legal tussle by the sacked deputy governor of Adamawa State, Barrister James Ngilari, who is claiming the right to occupy the office of the governor of the state, Oyegun said that the party was ready for the Adamawa governorship by-election.

He said “The by-election may or may not hold due to the legal tussle. The PDP Nationwide has become so frightened about the opposition that it is hanging on any single straw it can lay hands on. I won’t be surprised that PDP may be hanging on the possibility that the court might even award judgment in favour of the deputy governor”.

Skales: “I Would Love To Date Beverly Naya”


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Just over a week after a shared a photo of Skales and a young lady I assumed to be his new catch, the singer has turned the tables on us.

The ‘Shake Body’ singer, Skales says he wants Beverly Naya to know he has a huge crush on her and would love to date her.

Skales, who said in an interview that his relationship status is at present complicated, was further asked who he has a crush on and would love to date.

Without thinking much, he said ‘Beverly Naya, I think she is hot‘.

Skales has been in the news recently following the breakup between him and his Namibian girlfriend and he thinks it is fine to switch attention to Beverly Naya, a Nigerian actress born in

Tiwa Savage Sacks Hubby As Manager, Sources Claim Marital Crisis Is The Cause


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According to multiple sources, Tiwa Savage and Tunji Balogun’s marriage may be heading for the rocks as the couple are going through some serious marital crisis. One source said:

”Their marriage is barely five months old (they got married in Dubai in May) but Tiwa can’t hold it in anymore…she’s tired of putting up with Tunji…..he beats her, cheats on her etc…so many incredible stories, but she’s finally ready to call it quit and it all revolves around her money.”

Three different sources in their inner circle confirmed the marital issues saying,
“It’s nothing new abeg. We were shocked when she accepted to marry him, he’s been beating her even before he asked her to marry him but love is stupid sometimes. When she agreed to marry him fine, we said ‘okay, do a private and not a big wedding in case things fall apart but they said no…it’s money sharing formula that is worrying them” one of the sources in the circle confidently said too
Today is Tunji’s birthday and  although congratulatory messages have started pouring in, Tiwa is yet to wish her hubby a happy birthday.
And to cap it up, she has fired him as her manager.
Read Tiwa Savage’s birthday message to himself:

“Thank you, God, for giving me another year of life. Thank you for all the people who remembered me today Thank you for all the experience of this past year; For times of success which will always be happy memories, For times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need for you, For times of joy when the sun was shining, For times of sadness which drove me to you. Forgive me for the hours I wasted, for the chances I failed to take, for the opportunities I missed this past year. Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet, and through it to bring good credit to myself, happiness and pride to my loved ones, and joy to you…..AMEN #2609 #ThankYouLord #HBD”

Toolz Says Funke Akindele Is Nollywood’s Highest Paid Actress


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In a question answer session yesterday, Beat FM OAP, Toolz, made a statement which I already believed right from time.

Toolz asked on her official Twitter page who her fans think is the highest paid Nollywood actress and promptly, her followers began suggesting different names as well as the reason behind their choices

Minutes later, Toolz revealed her choice to be Jenifa actress, Funke Akindele.

Toolz justified this by putting in consideration a combination of the actress’ movies and endorsement deals, ‘Because of her trillions of movies and endorsements, I would say Funke Akindele,’ she wrote.

Ms Akindele is indeed one of the actresses with the highest number of endorsement deals as she is contracted to Jobberman, OMO, Mouka Foam and telecommunication giant, Globacom

Banky W Shares Photos While Shooting His First Movie, ‘NYFA’


Remember the EME boss, Banky W, told us when he commenced his shooting classes in the United States? Well, she seems to be catching on fast.

Banky W has begun the shooting of his first film given the working title, ‘NYFA.’

The film, which is Banky’s class project, was assigned to him to test his ability in the art of directing having enjoyed a few weeks of coaching.

Director W, as he now calls himself, got rapper, Ikechukwu and model, Ify Jones on board, as members of cast.

Banky left the country a few weeks ago to begin film making classes at the New York Film Academy, US.

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Tony Tetuila Unfazed By Criticism, Charges Fans Ahead Of 2015 Elections


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He came under heavy criticism by the public after he decided to enter politics and still kept his trademark hair style and color.

The former member of the defunct remedies group, Tony Tetuila is definitely unfazed even in the face of the many criticisms that have crossed his path since his campaign poster was released on Tuesday.

Tetuila took to his Twitter account yesterday to canvass for support from his fans and supporters: ‘Change for the future is here. Lets make it happen,’ he wrote.

Tetuila has been strongly criticised for sticking to his blonde hair even for his campaign poster, a choice some of his fans think makes him look to unserious and may reduce his chances of victory.

Tony tetuila @i_amTonytetuila

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change for the future is here

Let’s make it happen

— Tony tetuila(@i_amTonytetuila) September 24, 2014

Keshi drops Nwofor, Oduamadi, Joel Obi for Sudan


THE FULL LIST: Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille OSC, France); Austin Ejide (HapoelBe’erSheva, Israel); ChigozieAgbim (Gombe United) Defenders:EldersonEchiejile (Monaco FC, France); JuwonOshaniwa (Ashdod FC, Israel); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor FC, Turkey); AzubuikeEgwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria); Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough, England) Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); OgenyiOnazi (SS Lazio, Italy); NosaIgiebor (Maccabi FC, Israel); OmatsoneAluko (Hull City, England); Hope Akpan (Reading FC, England); RaheemLawal (Eskisehirspor FC, Turkey); AnyoraUgonna (Haugesund FC, Norway) Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves, Nigeria); OsaguonaIghodaro (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria); Victor Moses (Stoke City, England); Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R & F, China); Sunday Emmanuel (SV ScholzGrodig, Austria); Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk, Ukraine)

Chief Martin Agbaso Iive ‪at Ohakim‬’s Country Home Okohia Isiala Mbano LGA


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Chief Martin Agbaso Iive ‪#‎Ohakim‬‘s Country Home Okohia Isiala Mbano LGA, pledged  his support under partnership as he prepares to declare for PDP next week.

He promised to work with Ohakim and PDP as a team to reclaim Government House Owerri from the hand of a fraudster, criminal and deceiver who have hoodwinked, brainwashed and mesmerised Imo people towards believing in him. He apologized for  his mistake in the past and regretted working against Ohakim.
Ohakim welcomed him and said development of Imo and unity is most important than personal interest and ambitions.

-CY

Association of Witches declares Jonathan the winner of 2015 election


Inner Coven Society Worldwide, a non-political affiliate and association of witches, says there is no vacancy in Aso Rock, come 2015 presidential election
According to the society, the election has already been concluded in the spiritual realm and won by President Goodluck Jonathan. President-General of the society, Dr. Omo Ebosele,  told SunNews:

“The Inner Coven Society World-wide, as the minds that have travelled into the unseen and the unknown, is using this opportunity to say that the 2015 presidential election in
Nigeria is a foregone issue. The election has been won and lost in the spirit realm. The candidate who by destiny has the overwhelming support of our society as well as other supernatural principalities in the high places is President Jonathan  and he has won the election.”

Ebosele added that it would be a wild goose chase for any opponent to rise against Jonathan in the election, stressing that the society, in collaboration with other principalities and forces, had since 2011, favoured the incumbent president.


His words:

“The Inner Coven Society worldwide is not a political organisation; neither are we affiliated to any political party or association. Our society is the general assembly of all the witches across the various continents of the earth; we are not evil in our operation; we supernaturally discern and support any course that is meant for the good of the people across the various countries of the world.

Divine hand is solidly upon President Jonathan, but as it has been from the time of creation; the evil forces who do not mean well, who are out to scuttle divine agenda are against him. But there is no cause for alarm because the battle has been fought and won already in the spirit.

Our proof is we were also the first to warn that the 2011 election was going to be bloody in some states, and that two sitting governors were going to die in office before the expiration of their tenure, if the necessary spiritual intervention is not sought. Of course no one need to be told the of the bloody violence that erupted in some Northern states during and after the election and remember two governors who were involved in air mishaps, one of the two governors did not survive the air accident. The other survived it because of our spiritual intervention,” he claimed.

Dr Ebosele expressed confidence that the war against Boko Haram insurgency will be won, marinating that darkness cannot triumph over light.

“The issue of Boko Haram will soon fade out from our daily reality as a country. Our society is not evil in operations neither are we fetish, but we have supernatural powers to control events for the good of humanity,” he said.

Synagogue Church Collapse: South African victims’ relations set to sue TB Joshua


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Two South Africans who lost relatives when a church hostel in Lagos collapsed have told the BBC they intend to sue the General Overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Pastor Temitope Joshua.
The BBC reported that the two men, who both lost sisters in the collapse, were appealing for more families to come together in bringing a case against the preacher.
At least 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died when the multi-storey building fell down on September 12.
The authorities said it had more floors than its foundation could hold.
On Sunday, Joshua announced plans to travel to South Africa to visit the families of the deceased.
Officials suspect the foundations were not suitable for extra floors to be added to the building
Emergency workers alleged they were prevented from participating in the rescue, only gaining full access to the site on Sunday afternoon. But Joshua had denied these accusations.
“I understand that some families are afraid to take on someone who purports to be God’s messenger and I don’t blame them but I will do this,” Thanduxolo Doro, whose sister died in the Lagos collapse said.
Thanduxolo Doro and Mpho Molebatsi waited at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport for days after the

collapse for news of their sisters, who had been visiting SCOAN.

Both families had last heard from their relatives hours before the collapse.
“It is not that the building collapsed, rather what was done after the collapse – we didn’t get any news from the church,” Doro, whose sister Vathiswa Madikiza died, told the BBC.
“When I contacted them they wouldn’t tell me anything. We saw reports that emergency workers were denied access initially, access that could have saved lives. The actions of the church after the incident are very telling,” he said.
In an open letter published in South Africa’s Star newspaper, Doro called on more families to sue Joshua.
“I need to do this for her. Even if I stand alone, I am determined to see that something is done,” he told the BBC.
“I understand that some families are afraid to take on someone who purports to be God’s messenger and I don’t blame them but I will do this,” he said.
Doro said he was informed by South African officials about his sister’s death this week, but had to wait for the results of the DNA tests before her body could be repatriated for burial.

Man rapes girl, uploads her nude photos on the Internet


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A 30-year old man has allegedly raped a 20-year old girl in Lagos, southwest Nigeria and uploaded her pictures on the internet. PM News reports that the suspect, Olaniyan Oluwakayode, who hails from Osun State, allegedly raped the girl in his apartment at Ifako area of Lagos. He was arrested by the police and brought to the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, WAPA, in handcuffs.
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The victim (name withheld) from Akwa Ibom State, alleged that after being raped, Oluwakayode snapped her pictures despite pleas from his sister to desist from such barbaric act, saying Oluwakayode was never her boyfriend as he claimed. “He stops me anytime I am going to work. He approached me and I told him I was not ready to give him a reply. I did not go to his house. On my way back from work on Tuesday last week, I saw someone running out of his house, because there is a bush around their compound so he jumped from the fence down and held my hand and said he wanted to do what was on his mind. “So I asked him why would he do what’s on his mind when I had not even accepted his advances, he said he would do what was on his mind today; so he dragged me into the bush. When I wanted to shout, he brought out a knife and said if I shouted, he would kill me there. “So from the bush, he dragged me to his house and locked the door. I tried all I could to open it but I couldn’t because the door is an iron door and very strong. He used his legs to hold my neck, he tore my skirt, my pant and my bra. He beat me very well on my head, neck and body and removed my pant and he slept with me. After he finished sleeping with me, I couldn’t shout again because he was beating me and forcing me to open my legs. When I refused, he also held my neck so I couldn’t shout,” she alleged. According to her, when Oluwakayode’s sister came back around 9.00pm, she asked her brother to open the door, asking him if he wanted to kill somebody’s else child. The victim said when he heard his sister shouting, he took her to the second room and still slept with her after which she urinated on the floor. “His sister then came through the second window and pleaded with him to let me go, telling him that if she was the person that was being treated like that, would he be happy about it? I started crying. I am 20 years old and I work as an Office Assistant and I learnt Fashion Designing. “He has been asking me out for a long time. I was never his girlfriend, I have my own boyfriend. He raped me with pains, even his sister was crying and he snapped me immediately and his sister even said she would call his mother because even if she was the one they did that thing to, he would even over react,” she stated. The suspect, Oluwakayode denied raping her, saying she was his girlfriend. “I was fighting with my girlfriend but they are accusing me of raping her. I never denied the fact that I snapped her picture when she was naked. We were fighting inside, but any other allegation levelled against me is a big lie. The only thing I did which I do not deny is that I snapped her naked picture. “We were fighting inside and she has been hurting me for a very long period and we had an issue which made me delete her number. Last week, she flashed me. When I saw the strange number, I called the number back immediately. When I heard her voice, I asked her what she wanted because she told me that her name was Blessing, until we had the issue and she said her name was now Comfort,” he explained. According to him, he met her passing by in June when he approached her to ask her for her phone number, which she obliged. “Immediately, I called her and on her way back, she flashed me and I called her back and we met. She even came to my house and we sat outside and talked. She agreed to date me. There was a day we spoke on the phone and she was asking me if I had an apartment, I told her that I didn’t want to rush into anything, that I wanted to settle down in my business. I do branding in my house at Ifako. “They said I raped her, but one thing is that I have a conscience and she also has a conscience and let our conscience judge. I believe with all the proofs, the truth is that I never denied beating her, I did beat her with my head on her face and on her back when she held my manhood; so all the allegation of bringing out a powder, a knife and belt, I did not do it because I have a conscience and she has a conscience, that’s all,” he explained. Director of Child Development, WAPA, Mrs. Alaba Fadairo said the case would be charged to court as it was a case of raping and uploading the pictures on the internet. “From here, we are going to court because it is an infringement on someone’s right. But it is not immediate because all the necessary tests have to be done, like the evidence, medical report and all. The most important thing is to ensure she has not been infected with HIV. The hospital should be able to prove to us to back up her claims. “You do not have to force a person to have your way. It has to be mutual consent. The most barbaric aspect is that it was done and it was aired. Where is the dignity of the woman? It shows the person is callous and wicked and I think we should allow the arm of the law take its course so that the girl could feel justice has been served,” she said. Fadairo said the case would not be swept under the carpet except the victim herself was opting out, saying government would not give up. “That’s why I am going to follow it up to the latter and see that the matter is handled. There is no going back. “It’s a dent on the victim and it’s not about rape, it’s about putting her pictures on the social media. I don’t think anyone will want to opt out. You also know the government has zero tolerance for issues of child abuse except we are not in the know. He is likely to face imprisonment, but the number of years is at the discretion of the court.”

Skuki Peeshaun Grabs Girls Butts In Kenyan Club


This happened recently at Gallileo night club in Kenya, where Peeshaun and his brother, Skuki Vava voom went to perform. SMH for some girls sha

Actor Yemi Solade Goes Into Politics


 

2014 is definitely the year when more Nigerian entertainers would join the political race…this is getting more interesting!

It’s the turn of actor, Yemi Solade who is presently the interim chairman of the newly floated TAMPAN.
He’s running for the Senate under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The likes of 9ice, Desmond Elliot,Kate Henshaw, Julius Agwu, Bob Manuel Udokwu and Kenny St.Brown have also shown interest in politics this year.

Nollywood actress Ruth Kadiri shows off boo & new range rover (Photos)


Here is why every young guy and lady wants to be part of the entertainment industry, They all make us believe they get things on a platter of gold. Lucky them.

Back to the matter, Ruth Kadiri who just got back from a trip to London showed off her boo and her new range rover. Balling things.

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Another 13 Nigerian soldiers to face trial for cowardice


 
There were indications in Abuja on Thursday   that the authorities of the Nigerian Army might soon arraign 13 soldiers for cowardice and failure to obey orders from their superiors to advance at the (war) front.
Investigations revealed that the soldiers directed to join their counterparts at the 7 Division, entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the on going counter-terrorism operation in the North-East early in the year.
It was gathered that the General Court Martial set up to handle the cases emanating from the on-going operation   led by Brig. Gen. CC Okonkwo will hear the   cases against the soldiers .
A military source, who made this known in Abuja, did not give the exact date for the hearing of the cases.
He said that the soldiers ‘’failed to advance when an order was given to them to do so.” Their action, according to him,   was against military laws.
It was learnt that the affected soldiers had all been moved to the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja, which is the venue of the GCM.
When one of our correspondents contacted the Public Relations Officer of the Defence Headquarters, Garrison, Mogadishu Cantonment, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, he said that the GCM was not treating any case for

now.

Yusuf   said, “For now, there is no court martial inaugurated. When the court martial is inaugurated, I will brief you appropriately on the issues before it.”
It was learnt that many military personnel in detention were waiting to face the court martial   for misdemeanours.
The misdemeanours include   negligence of duty, cowardice, failure to perform military duty, failure to advance with orders, leakage of information to the enemy and others.
The PUNCH gathered   that the military authorities had cleared the detention facility at the Mogadishu Cantonment where 12   who were sentenced to death on September 16, 2014, are kept to create room for the 13 soldiers   from the 7 Division.
It was learnt that the convicted soldiers had been moved to the detention facility of the Directorate of Military Intelligence in Lagos.
The GCM had found the 12 soldiers guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and mutiny and sentenced them to death by firing squad.
When our correspondent contacted the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, he neither confirmed nor denied the planned trial of the 13 soldiers .
He said that the GCM was a standing court that would continue until all the cases before it were treated.
The DHQ spokesman said, “Normally, the court martial as a standing court is continuous until all the cases before it are disposed of.”
Meanwhile, a pastor, teacher and 18 other residents of Shaffa and Shindiffu in the Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State have been killed by Boko Haram insurgents.
The insurgents also razed down 10 churches, including the Living Faith Church and private homes during the attacks on Wednesday.
Sadly the incidents   took place   hours after the Defence Headquarters announced on Wednesday that troops killed Mohammed Bashir aka Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram.
An eyewitness gave the name of the killed   pastor as Eliud Gwamna Mshelizza of the Living Faith Church.
He also claimed that all the murdered people, including the     Government Girls’ Secondary School, Shaffa teacher, were Christians.
A resident   said apart from the 10 burnt churches, including the E.Y.N 1, 2 and 3 in Shaffa and Shindiffu, the insurgents destroyed a clinic as well as   some staff quarters and other structures at the GSS.
The terrorists, according to him, invaded Shaffa at about 8pm on Wednesday and wreaked havoc before moving to the nearby Shindiffu at about 11am on Thursday.
The insurgents had   in the last two months attacked Tashan Alade, Hirzhi, Pela Birni, Debiro, Kwajaffa Bura, Jubwuwhi and Dalwa in the LGA.
The   Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Gideon Jubrin, confirmed the attacks to journalists on the telephone on Thursday .
He   said, “There was an attack on some villages of the Hawul Local Government Area by suspected members of Boko Haram   but I have yet to get details due to lack of telecommunication services in the affected areas.”
Source: The Punch

Waconzy balls with stack of $100,000 notes in US (Photo)



Waconzy who is currently on tour in US shared the above picture with the caption;

“I don’t need ur cheap gigs to make cash. U need me b**ch cos I got the bigger picture ! Superman Steady on the grind … $100,000 stack . Balling like Waconzy .. Ekpoh for the haters !

President Jonathan’s Cabinet To Experience Major Shake Up As Six Ministers Allegedly Plan To Quit



At least, six ministers may quit President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet in October as preparations for the 2015 general elections peak.
The affected ministers are expected to resign their appointments in order to pursue their governorship ambitions on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

As of press time, the ministers who have governorship ambitions in their respective states include Senator Bala Muhammed (Federal Capital Territory), Mr. Labaran Maku (Information), Chief Emeka Wogu (Labour), Mr. Nyesom Wike (State, Education), Dr. Samuel Ortom (State, Trade, Industry and Investment) and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro (State, Defence).

While Muhammed seeks to take over from Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State; Maku intends to replace Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nassarawa State and therefore win the state currently being ruled by the All Progressives Congress to the PDP while Wogu nurses the ambition of succeeding Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State.

Wike is interested in taking over Rivers State from Governor Rotimi Amaechi; Ortom has his eyes on the seat to be vacated by Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State while Obanikoro also plans to take over Lagos State from Governor Babatunde Fashola and the APC.

The President’s Special Adviser on Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Prof. Sylvester Monye, is also nursing the ambition of becoming the Delta State Governor after Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
Their imminent resignation is expected to lead to a major shakeup in the Federal Executive Council.
A Presidency source said the ministers’ exit would lead to the constitution of “election cabinet” by the President.

“Their resignation will come very soon. You know the President will have to fill the vacancies that will be created before the general elections in February 2015. You also know that the Senate must approve nominees.

It is therefore important that the list be forwarded to the senators before everybody will be engrossed in election matters in their various constituencies,”

Beautiful Ukranian politician proud after her nude pics is leaked by hackers


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Other celebs whose naked photos were leaked online after their iCloud accounts were hacked may be embarrassed by the whole mess but not Russian politician, Olga Lyulchak. The stunning 30 year old’s nude photos were leaked after her iCloud account was hacked last month by the same people who leaked the nude pics of celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union and co…

Olga, who is a fairly popular politician in Ukraine hit back after she was criticized for the nude pics. She took to her website to write that the pics should be considered artwork rather than shameful

“The world honours the great works of great masters such as Van Gogh, Titian and others. They created naked beauty which was admired. In our day and age, women who appear naked are considered vulgar or shameful. I can’t understand it. I think they are pure art.

That’s the spirit. Ms Olga is contesting in the Ukrainian parliamentary elections on October 26

Dino Melaye denies remarrying for the third time, threatens to sue bloggers


Dino-Melaye-picsA former member of the House of Representatives, and Anti Corruption evangelist, Dino Melaye has dismissed the report that he had secretly married for the third time to a lady identified as Christy, who is from Owerri, Imo state.

The controversial activist took his twitter handle on Thursday to deny the report.

“It is time to sue liars called bloggers. Must they lie to sell their blogs? I know no Christy and went no where. ‘Owerri ko, Angola ni’”, a visibly angry Melaye tweeted.

Recall that Meleya separated from his first wife last year and also broke up with the second wife a few months ago.

See tweet below…

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$9.3m Saga: Nigeria Now A Laughing Stock Worldwide – Fashola


Fashola_3Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State yesterday said the $9.3 million cash seized by the South African government has made Nigeria a laughing stock on the global stage.

Fashola, who spoke at the 2014 Gani Fawehinmi memorial colloquium held at the University of Lagos, Yaba, lamented the death of the legal luminary, saying late Chief Gani Fawehinmi would have put the federal government on its toes on the issue.

The governor said, “The issue has made us mere laughing stock worldwide, and this happened because of the value choices that we have made. Let us stop pointing fingers at those people; you all voted for them. They are representatives of the values we have chosen to live with.

“Will Gani have stood by and watch without demanding an explanation on how the money was spent, and how N2 trillion was spent on oil subsidy without appropriation? Also, how will he have reacted to the stories of the disappearance of the $20 billion or $49 billion depending on what side you believe?”

He also pointed out that the federal government had not been consistent on sensitive issues concerning its citizens, especially the continued captivity of the Chibok girls.

If FG Is Sincere, Crushing Boko Haram Cannot Take More Than 30 Days – Sen. Ndume


Ali-NdumeSenator Mohammadu Ali Ndume (PDP, Borno South) has said that the federal government has the ability to end the Boko Haram insurgency in 30 days, including rescuing the Chibok schoolgirls, if it is determined to do so.

The senator, who made the assertion at the daily sit-out session of the #BringBackOurGirls Group yesterday, noted that the crux of the matter had always been a lack of political will, as the insurgents were less than 10, 000 men, compared to the better trained security agencies in the country.

“If the government is sincere, crushing the insurgency cannot be more than 30 days. The Boko Haram cannot be more than 10,000. Are you saying that the Nigerian army and police cannot handle them? I tell you, if the government is fair, this is going to end.

“Villages are being taken over. Konduga is on the defence, because they are like the final bus stop. I believe in destiny and I know only God knows that I did whatever I could. When I get information that will help in curbing the insurgency, I always tell the security personnel. I will tell you that the issue of insurgency has not been properly managed and it has gotten us to where we are today”, Senator Ndume lamented.

Meanwhile, the BBOG Group also decried what it considered the carelessness of the Borno State Government in handling the abducted Chibok girls matter.

According to the group, “There are things we have to push to Borno State government. We need to ask what the governor is doing in taking care of the girl that had escaped”.

“There are things we have to push to Borno State government. We need to ask what the governor is doing in taking care of the girl that had escaped.

Plateau Budgets N442.2m For Cutleries, Curtains In New Govt House


GOV. JONAH JANG  OF PLATEAU,   LAYING  THE  2014 APPROPRIATION BILL BEFORE   PLATEAU  HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IN JOS

With less than six months to the end of the administration, the Plateau State Government has sent a supplementary budget of N23.4bn to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval.

In the proposed budget estimate, which was obtained from the State House of Assembly on Thursday, supply and fixing of curtains, blinds, customised cutleries and other items at the new government house will be awarded to a foreign firm at the cost of N442,289,600.

Road networks, purchase of official vehicles, and other projects at the new official residence of the governor will also gulp N4.2bn.

Other items to be covered by the supplementary budget, are procurement of a Toyota Land Cruiser model vehicle for the Chief Judge of Plateau State at the cost of N25,625,675.68 and also the purchase of a Toyota Corolla for the Chief Registrar, Plateau State judiciary at the cost of N7,545,398,68.

Also the completion of existing road projects all over the state, Office of SSG at the new government house and provision of infrastructure and office equipment at the new office of the Board of Internal Revenue, is expected to gulp N13bn, while N1.5bn was budgeted to the State Water board

The rest of the estimates computed and collated from all ministries, agencies and departments of government were put at N12,400,979,524.

Defending the importance of a supplementary budget at the twilight of the current dispensation in the state, Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Olivia Dazem, said it was necessary in order to complete existing projects before the exit of the Jonah Jang administration.

According to her, “In view of the need to meet additional developmental efforts of the present administration in project execution, a supplementary budget in respect of some ministries, agencies and departments have become very necessary”.

She noted that the estimates were carefully and realistically computed and duly considered by the state executive council, adding that priority areas were given adequate attention in the proposed supplementary budget.

Jonathan Assures 2015 Elections Will Be In Accordance With Global Best Practices


GEJ-UNGAAhead of the 2015 general elections, the international community has been assured by President Goodluck Jonathan that Nigeria will conduct the poll in accordance with global best practices, so as to further strengthen the country’s democratic institutions.

A statement released by presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, disclosed that the president reaffirmed this at separate meetings with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon and the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, before leaving New York late Wednesday for Abuja.

According to the statement, signed by the president’s spokesman, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan strengthened his “personal commitment to make elections in Nigeria progressively better, freer and more credible”.

The statement also revealed that “The president said that in keeping with his administration’s dedication to openness and transparency in the conduct of public affairs, international observers will be allowed to freely monitor the 2015 elections and affirm that the elections are as free, fair and credible as his administration has promised”.

President Jonathan, who addressed the United Nations Security Council High-Level Meeting on the Threat of Terrorism to Global Peace and Security on Tuesday, urged both Ban Ki Moon and David Cameron to continue to support Nigeria’s fight against terrorism.

He also requested more assistance from Britain “especially in the areas of intelligence sharing, anti- terrorism training and defence logistics.

“At a later meeting with the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, President Jonathan expressed Nigeria’s appreciation of the support it received from WHO for the successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease.

“Affirming that Nigeria is now Ebola-free, President Jonathan called for greater international support to ensure that the virus is also eradicated in other West African countries that it continues to ravage.

“Nigeria is free of the virus now but we know that to be permanently free from it, we must remain vigilant and work with WHO and the international community to eradicate it completely from our sub-region and forestall the possibility of its re-emergence on our shores through migration”, the statement quoted the president as telling Dr. Chan.

“President Jonathan also assured her that in spite of hindrances by insurgents, terrorists and violent extremists, the Federal Government remained fully committed to eradicating polio from Nigeria in the shortest possible time.

“Dr. Chan and Mr. Ban Ki Moon seized the opportunity of their meeting with President Jonathan to commend his exemplary leadership on Nigeria’s successful effort to stop the spreading of the Ebola Virus”, the statement added.

It would be recalled that President Jonathan, on Sunday, departed Abuja for New York, United States, to attend the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Chibok Schoolgirl Abandoned By Boko Haram Receiving Treatment At Mubi – Police


Abducted-Chibok-school-grilsOne of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls reported to have resurfaced at Mubi in Adamawa State on Wednesday, is now receiving medical attention, the Force spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, has said.

Ojukwu, who was responding to questions at the National Information Centre in Abuja on Thursday said the girl, 20, was abandoned at Mararaban, Mubi, by suspected terrorists.

He said, “Yes, I can confirm that on Sept. 24, at about 5 pm, one young girl, about 20, among those adopted by the bad elements was dropped at Mararaban, Mubi, by suspected terrorists.

“She has been picked by the police and is undergoing treatment right now.

“Her condition is stable so far and she is getting the best medical attention available.”

When asked if there was any proof that the girl was one of the kidnapped girls, Ojukwu said available information showed that “she is one of them”.

He, however, declined to reveal her name, saying it would be unsafe to do so.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that suspected Boko Haram terrorists had kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls at Chibok, Borno State, on April 14.

Tambuwal To Be Turbaned By Sultan Of Sokoto


Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal will on Saturday be conferred with the traditional title of Mutwallen Sokoto by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.

Head of the national orgaanising committee of the ceremony, Senantor Bukola Saraki said arrangements have been concluded to ensure a successful event.

“Nigerians from all walks of life are, therefore, invited to grace the event where the rich cultural heritage of the people of Sokoto and the Caliphate will be showcased,” Saraki said in a statement released by Tambuwal’s special adviser on media and public affairs, Mallam Imam Imam.

Dignitaries from within and outside the country are expected to grace the occasion, the statement added.

Among dignitaries invited for the turbanning ceremony are include former Nigerian leaders, state governors, traditional rulers and members of the organised private sector.

President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to be the special guest of honour.

Amaechi Debunks Report Alleging Govs Aliyu, Lamido Deceived Him


a34781a138efd3615965b330d671f004Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has decried what he described as “the tactless act by desperate politicians” of writing and posting on the social media “fake stories and concocted statements”, which have been falsely attributed to him.

Amaechi spoke through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. David Iyofor, on Thursday in reaction to a recent story making the rounds on the social media titled ‘How Aliyu and Lamido deceived me -Gov. Amaechi’.

The statement read, “That is a false story, obviously cooked up by mischievous haters, desperate politicians. Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi did not made such derogatory comments about his colleague Governors, Aliyu Babangida of Niger State and Sule Lamido of Jigawa State.

“He did not speak to anyone or say the things attributed to him in that fake posting. It is a big lie, baseless and unfounded. And to confirm it was fabricated, the story had no source.

“This smear campaign against the governor and others like it will not sell. The public is now wiser and well informed to believe such gibberish. Whoever is writing, posting, publishing or sponsoring these lies should look for something else to do and stop spreading such rumours”.

Imo Newspaper Headlines 26/09/14


 

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*Fear grips Imo PDP Guber aspirants….National leadership okay zoning, sets to drop some aspirants

* Gunmen kidnap Imo PDP House of Reps aspirant….As murder of Uwajimogu’s aide traced to an aspirant

*Imsu releases 2014/ 2015 merit admission

*Group organise mega match for Jonathan,Ararume,others

*Bloddy wednesday in Owerri North, 13 crushed to death at Agbala,1 crushed at Azaraegbelu

*Abducted Amah Iwuagwu’s younger brother rescued…..Two of his Kidnappers killed

*Ihedioha still in PDP race – Campaign DG

*Bloodshed looms over Okigwe senate seat

*PDP woos Agbaso with Owerri senate ticket…..They’ll dump him midway – APGA

*Okorocha extends free education to Non indigenes

*Retrace your step on Ahiara, Mbaise priests tell Bishops

*Owerri agog as the special one,HOT FM Solomon Mourinho quits bachelorhood

*Imo SSG’s son weds Okorocha’s daughter

*Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere Mfr bags most dependable Deputy Governor Award……Dedicates honour to Okorocha

-Obinna

Police Arrest Woman For Burying Baby Alive In AKwa Ibom


Nigeria-Police-Force13-300x277The Police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested Miss Patience Aaron of Afaha Abia village, Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly burying her day-old baby alive.

Briefing newsmen in Uyo, the Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Achong, said the baby, who was buried in a shallow grave, was rescued alive about seven hours later.

He said the woman had been seriously ill since she was arrested and was receiving treatment.

He also said more than six children, who were victims of child theft had been recovered.

Achong said the command had recovered items and N8.9m cash from hoodlums who trailed and shot the driver of the manager of a telecommunication company who was on his way to the bank in Ikot Ekpene.

“Four vehicles and N30,000 fake currency notes were also recovered from other operations.

“One Andre Moses, a driver with Union Bank Plc, Lagos, who absconded with his manager’s Hyundai Jeep with number plate AKD 381 CY to Oron, was also traced and arrested. The suspect confessed to have sold the vehicle to a Ghanaian in Port Harcourt”, the commissioner said. (NAN)

Arms Deal: Oritsejafor Knew About The $9.3m Cash Transfer – Report


Indications have emerged that President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, whose jet was used to move the sum of $9.3 million cash to South Africa may be involved, despite his denial that he knew nothing about how his jet got to South Africa as it had been leased out.

This came as Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola described the ongoing controversy as a shame, saying it had made Nigeria a laughing stock amongst the committee of nations.

New York-based online news platform, Sahara Reporters reports that Pastor Oritsejafor, President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, coordinated the movement of the cash, whose original destination was Cyprus and not South Africa. The news platform who credited the information to a top security source further reported that the ‘lease excuse’ being used by Oritsejafor to claim innocence was concocted in August to enable Pastor Oritsejafor deny knowledge of the deal, should any backlash surface. Reports have said that the documents tendered by the three men who flew the money into South Africa on a private business jet included an invoice from a company identified as Tier One Services, to a company in Cyprus, ESD International Group Ltd, for the supply of helicopters and ammunition, laying credence to the information by Sahara Reporters’ security source.

In its defence of the movement of the $9.3 million, the federal government had claimed that the officials were going to use the money to buy arms from Tier One in South Africa, a company that sells security products. However, the company was said to be unlicensed for the sale and rental of arms and ammunition in the country. The transaction was also said not to have been registered with the appropriate South African agency, as required by laws regulating transactions relating to arms in the country.

Pastor Oritsejafor’s Bombardier jet was on September 5 seized by South African authorities after the sum $9.3 million was found with an Isreali, Eyal Miseka and two yet to be identified Nigerians at the Lanserai airport.

Speaking at the 2014 Gani Fawehinmi Memorial Colloquium held at the University of Lagos, Fashola lamented that the government had made Nigeria a laughing stock due to way the issue has been managed. He asked if the late activists, Fawehinmi would have stood to watch things like this happen in the country.

“And this happened because of the value choices that we have made. Let us stop pointing fingers at those people, you all voted for them. They are representatives of the values we have chosen to live with,” quipped Fashola.

Ekiti Chief Judge Shuts Down State Courts Indefinitely Over Political Thugs’ Attacks


Ekiti State Chief judge, Justice Ayo Daramola has ordered the indefinite closure of all state courts following repeated attacks on members of the state judiciary and the destruction of properties.

In a press release signed by the Chief Registrar of the state Judiciary, Mr Obafemi Fasanmi, the closure became imperative following concern for the safety of staff, after attacks by hoodlums who invaded the court premises and assaulted a judge, destroyed court properties, including important documents like the judge’s record book.

“It would be recalled that on Monday, 22nd September, 2014, some political thugs invaded the High Court No.6 in Ado-Ekiti where Hon. Justice O.I.O. Ogunyemi was presiding. His sitting for that day was disrupted and aborted and the Hon. Judge had to be ferried away by a detachment of police officers after he had been harassed and chased around his office by these political thugs,” the statement read.

“Again today, Thursday, 25th September, 2014, another set of political thugs came in their hundreds and invaded the High Court premises in Ado-Ekiti and in the process assaulted Hon. Justice J.O. Adeyeye of the High Court No. 3 in Ado-Ekiti by beating him up and tearing his suit to shreds while the police officers on guard looked unconcerned and uninterested as Judges, Magistrates and other members of staff had to run for their dear lives, while courts’ properties were either damaged or completely destroyed.

“A date for re-opening of the courts shall be announced as soon as adequate and effective security of our judges, magistrates, members of the bar, members of the staff of the judiciary and other court users is assured and put in place,” the statement by Daramola read.

The political tugs, who attacked the court have been linked to Governor-elect Ayodele Fayose, whose eligibilty to contest the June 21 election in the state was being heard by the court. Their attacks were said to have been aimed at stopping any court proceeding that may hinder their ‘patron’ from assuming the gubernatorial seat in the state.

Nigeria Gets N8.7m From Australia To Fight Ebola


Although no case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) remains in Nigeria, the government has gotten N8.7 million to help further its activties against EVD.

The funding came from the Australian Government, which announced Thursday that it has contributed the sum to the Nigeria Ebola Virus Emergency Appeal launched on August 11 by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help the country.

The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Jonathan Richardson in a statement said that the funds would be used to improve training in epidemic control techniques for Red Cross volunteers. The donation will also assist in the purchase of vital person protection equipment for healthworkers, as well spread good messages on health education and hygiene promotion across Nigeria.

The funds, according to the Australian High Commission, was from the country’s Direct Aid Programme, from which $7 million had already been commited to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

Van Gaal: Its About Overcoming Leicester Blunder


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has reiterated his call for calm following Sunday’s 5-3 defeat by Leicester City.

The ‘Red Devils’ spilled a 3-1 second-half lead to lose at the ‘Foxes’ King Power Stadium. They have only managed a win from five Premier League matches and are with just five points from a possible 15- 8 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.

Sunday’s disappointing loss came on the back of a recent 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers (QPR). Prior to that loss, United have conceded three times and have scored six goals, a statistic Van Gaal says does not call for panic.

“It’s happened, it’s about overcoming things,” the 63-year-old said, responding to the event at Leicester. “It’s not a regular occurrence- when you see our figures in the Premier League, apart from this (Leicester) match, then we are defending well.

Louis van Gaal has Called for Patience From Man United Fans. Image: Getty.

“The average is conceding less than one goal I think and we have scored a lot of goals. I think we are fifth or sixth (in this situation). I see it differently to a lot of journalists.”

The manager admitted his players were inconsistent in their approach to the second-half of the game against Leicester, but urge supporters to exercise patience as they acclimatise to his new ideas and philosophies.

“I don’t think the players have (seen a different side of me this week),” the boss said in his pre-game press conference ahead of West Ham visit.

“I don’t think my players are robots- they are human beings and human beings make errors. I am also a manager who always want to evaluate and discuss things. That’s the way I do things. I have done it this week is no different.

“At the start we won all of our games but now we are in difficult circumstances. We should have won last weekend- we had to win when we were 3-1 up.”

United yet face another difficult selection challenge in central defence for Saturday following confirmation that Chris Smalling pulled out of yesterday’s (Wednesday) training session.

Smallings joins Phil Jones and Jonny Evans on the injured players list, while Tyler Blackett is suspended following his red card in last weekend’s loss.

“Smalling came out of yesterday’s training session because he had stiff legs,” Van Gaal added. “I won’t take risks with players- they have to be fit.

“Jonny Evans bone is bruised a lot and we have to wait and see how it goes. I have nine injuries now and one player suspended with Blackett. All three of my right-sided centre-halves are out, so I will have to go to the youth education (system) and pick players from there.”

Liverpool Have Moved Away from Its Game- Rodgers


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his team is a “little bit broken” after a slow start to the present Premier League campaign.

The ‘Kops’, eleventh on the league standing, have suffered three defeats in their first five matches this season; a situation which the northern Irish boss has largely attributed to changes in his squad over the summer.

“Our game was based on high intensity but, apart from that Tottenham game, we’ve moved away from that,” said Rodgers.

Liverpool last won a league fixture at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane on 31st August, followed by successive defeats by Aston Villa and West Ham.

Brendan Rodgers Says Liverpool is a Bit Broken. Image: Getty.

They have struggled to fill the void left by the departed Luis Suarez while Daniel Sturridge’s injury has reduced the team’s firepower in the forward line. Mario Balotelli, one of the nine players to arrive Anfield this summer, has yet to score a Premier League goal since his £16m transfer from AC Milan.

“We put in a lot of hard work in the first six months to a year we were here, and a lot of those processes became natural,” added Rodgers. “The consequence of that was winning.

“But we introduced a raft of new players- you lose the core of players who were important, and that’s obviously a factor and then it becomes a bit broken.

“That’s how our game has looked for a big part of the season, but I have a group of players here who identify with that.

“We need to get back and refocus on what has allowed us win games consistently over the last 18 months or two years.”

The 41-year-old boss said Sturridge faces further tests which will determine his availability for Saturday’s clash with Everton at Anfield. The England international, 25, has been on the sidelines since injuring his thigh while on international duty earlier in the month.

“He’s someone who responds well to treatment,” Rodgers noted. “We’ll be very happy to have him back and we’re hoping that can be this weekend, but we’ll assess over the next couple of days.”

Senate Approves $1bn Loan To Tackle Boko Haram


Despite issues raised by many about the need for Nigeria to borrow the sum of $1 billion to tackle security challenges in the country, the Senate Thursday gave President Goodluck Jonathan the go ahead.

The approval came after the lawmakers considered the report of the Joint Committees on Finance, and Local and Foreign Debts on the loan request at plenary in Abuja.

Presenting the report on the floor of the Senate, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Sen. Ahmad Makarfi (PDP-Kaduna)said the facility was not a cash loan but supply of military hardware to be paid over seven years.

According to him, the loan will attract no interest due to the urgent need to end insecurity in the country. He said the opportunity was good and he believed the country should take advantage of it.

Among the military equipment to be secured with the loan are helicopters, ships, armament and hardware.

“The 12 nos. M135 Helicopters being requested for now are appropriate for the nature of the operation and the terrain.

“Belarus has accepted to give helicopters on the condition of installment payment over a seven-year period.

“Other hardware, armament and equipment will be bought on the same terms from other European countries,’’ he said.
Makarfi further said the joint committee discovered in its findings that the number of helicopters in the fleet of the Nigeria Air Force was inadequate for effective deployment.

The approval of the loan did not go down well with some members of the Senate as the session turned rowdy, with those in support and those against it exchanging words.

Sen. George Akume (PDP-Benue) called for appropriate procedures to be followed by the senate before approving the loan. He said; “Nobody is against the fight against insurgency. My concern is that the appropriate thing should be done.”

Boko Haram Kills Winners’ Chapel Youth Pastor, 19 Others In Borno


A pastor of the Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners’ Chapel, Eliud Gwamna Mshelizza has been killed by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

A teacher at the Government Girls Secondary School, Shaffa, Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, as well as 18 others were also killed when the suspected terrorists attacked Shaffa and Shindiffu villages in the local government.

Residents who fled the villages when the terrorists attacked at about 8pm on Wednesday said Shaffa was the first point of call for the suspected Boko Haram members, before they went on to attack Shindiffu at around 11 am on Thursday.

Reports say that most of the victims of the attack were Christians. About 10 churches were also razed down by the terrorists, who also destroyed several houses, a clinic, the staff quarters and some structures at the school in Shaffa.

The terrorist, according to eyewitnesses seemed to be headed for another Christian community, Turaku village, but were stopped in their tracks by military troops from Adamawa axis and Biu Military barracks who were on their trail. Reports from the area indicated that almost all the terrorists were killed by the military.

‘Fejiro Oliver On A Mission To Extort Money From Us’ – Niger State Government Insists


 

Make public the evidence that i demanded any sum of money – Oliver challenges DSS

By Ehi Ekhator, Naija Center News

The Niger State Government has insisted that the arrested NTA journalist, Tega Samuel Ogenedoro alias Fejiro Oliver who was operating under secret reporters, was on a mission to blackmail and extort money with his indicting document.

Oliver disappearance caused confusion last Friday after he accepted invitation from the Niger State Government to discuss a scandalous document which he intended to make public.

The document that Oliver has, according to his close friend, Inibehe Effiong, is about 20 pages  of chronicle of corruption worth N40 billion spanning years.

Meanwhile Fejiro was arraigned before a Magistrate where three count charges, including “intimidation” and “extortion” were read against him. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in Niger State Medium Prison until the 14 October, 2014.

Oliver denied the allegation of extortion on phone to his friend and laughed at the fabricated allegation against him by the DSS and the Niger State Government to tarnish his image. He also challenged the DSS to make public, the evidence that he ever demanded or attempted to extort any sum of money from any official of the Niger State Government.

He also explained how journalists who came for the media briefing ended up in a heated argument with the DSS after they saw no basis for his arrest. He added that he was pushed into a waiting vehicle by one of the DSS officers to avoid further communication with the media.

The journalist revealed that the allegation was levied against him after he refused threats and directives to discontinue his reports on his investigations into the corrupt activities of the state government.

Reacting to his statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the Niger State Government, Israel A. Ebije who spoke with NAIJA CENTER NEWS both on phone and through electronic email insisted that Oliver intention was to blackmail the state government.

He also said that he earlier sent a caveat to the secret reporters’ team to desist from going further with the publication without detailed knowledge of the allegation.

Below is a copy made available to NAIJA CENTER NEWS.

Read and be warned!

 Hello Secreatsreporters,

 About your planned report on Niger state, i want to intimate you that you are breaching journalistic profession and the law.

 let the attached confessional statement from your source  (ilyasu Dhako) on the alleged information of government approvals serve as a caveat on the story you are about to publish. If you go ahead to run the story based on the mischievous imagination of the said person, then you will have yourself to be blamed.

 We are aware you and your platoon of blackmailers are on an errand of blackmail to extract money from officials of Niger state government. It is therefore heartwarming to intimate you that government has been able to extract useful lead to who is dishing you fallacies from a bucket list of expired lies.

 I hope you will back off the fools errand you are about to send yourself. Let it be on record that you have been vehemently advised to engage yoursel in useful professional duties instead of employing yourself in absolute errand of fallacious and self serving interest. i therefore wish you luck as you read, digest the content of this letter. your next action will indeed express the quality and capacity of your brain worth.

 He revealed to NAIJA CENTER NEWS that the arrested journalist requested for an accommodation from the same government he was accusing of fraudulent activities, and the government was responsible for his flight ticket to Abuja where the meeting was to take place.

The CPS also made available to NAIJA CENTER NEWS, the text conversation between Oliver and the SSG, Ndako.  Below is the excerpt:

Ndako:  We are working out the possibility of beating the 9.30 am deadline to get the ticket out,   your  coming will be  late evening and weekend,please tell me what to do next because I want an end to this issue and possible retrieval of all the documents. Regards

 Fejiro: Sir, as long as Israel is out of the issue, we can manage everything successfully. I have gotten the receipt of the ticket and will be in Abuja tomorrow.

 Ndako: Just trying to get prepared for we shall be looking at because of weekend.

 Fejiro: SSG Sir, we can discuss everything when I come in tomorrow but you can count on mr that it will be fruitful

 Ndako: So how do we meet, where and when?  Need airport pickup?

 Fejiro: Good Morning Sir, when the plane is set to fly, I will inform you. My staff in Abuja will be at the airport to pick me. Hotel accommodation for the 3 days is what is left and that can be done when I’m in Abuja.

 Ndako: Okay no problem. Call me when you are in town

 Fejiro: My  flight is leaving now Sir.

Mr. Ebije said he spoke with Oliver several times on phone, and also brought to his attention that the man, ilyasu Dhako who he said gave him the documents out of anger, confessed and pleaded for forgiveness but refused to listen.

Read a copy of the confessional statement made available to NAIJA CENTER NEWS below.

Copy of the confessional statement of the whistle blower

Copy of the confessional statement of the whistle blower

Referring to the text conversation above where Oliver said as long as Israel is out of the issue, we can manage everything successfully, the CP said “He had good reasons for that. Top on his list for hating me is the fact that I made him to understand that Niger state will not part with money on account of his claims. He felt the SSG was more gullible( a mistake I know he is now regretting) and my presence will scuttle his mission.

“He knew very well that I had identified him as a rogue journalist. He therefore felt am a stumbling block between him and his cash cow (Niger state Government).  He thought he could crawl in and out of Minna smiling all the way to the bank.

“Unfortunately some online media organizations feel he is been oppressed. Until stakeholders clamp on such characters, the trend is going to take a very dangerous twist. It will be a very sorry situation if just about anybody without adequate professional media training goes online to post things.

“About the documents he claim are with him, they are approvals mostly done in council. Many of them do not have cash backing. Those with cash backings have been executed. When Tega and I spoke I made him to understand that Ilyasu Dhako only distributed those documents to collect money. We have him on tape negotiating with a rogue journalist we set him up with. That recorded tape is before the court.

“The Niger state government is transparent, people based and has nothing to hide. It is however in an effort to avoid mischief inclined journalist to mitigate poisonous publication skewed to eclipse the good work of the Chief Servant that reacted on time – which government would watch and be ridiculed?

“Nigerians are more inclined to skewed information, mostly one-sided, hence the need to ensure that we warn against people using classified documents. Tega who does not know the techniques of the practice felt he can go on the cyberspace to release just anything without minding the source or authenticity of the alleged claims therein.

“How can an NTA cameraman claim he spent three months investigating Niger state on the errand of another news platform? He negates the position of NTA, he contravenes the law by working for another media organization at variance with the position of NTA and earning income from two organizations, which is against the civil service rule and a pointer to the kind of person he is.”

Asked if there was any point in time, Oliver in any of the text messages, discussed about N50 million to skew the publication, the CPS said ‘’I am not in the position to answer that, I was not the only one he was talking to, he also talked with the SSG’’

He said Oliver violated the rule of journalism by having at his disposal, a confidential document.  When asked if the information on the document was genuine, he replied with some posers. Read the posers below. ‘

Below are questions I expected a professional journalist to answer on an investigation;

Is the source of the documents credible, am I not committing a felony being in possession of classified government documents?

  1. Are the council approvals on projects and programs to be executed feasible and achievable?
  2. Have funds actually been released for the execution of the proposed projects?
  3. Have they really been executed?
  4. If yes, do they meet the specifications and standards upon which they were approved?
  5. Are they commensurate to funds approved for it?
  6. Are the projects expected to serve the best interest of the general public?

Effort made to contact the SSG proved abortive as he intentionally told NAIJA CENTER NEWS correspondent that it was a wrong number and also denied reading the text message sent to him.

NAIJA CENTER NEWS discovered discrepancy from the statement by the director of the SSS, Larry Obiagwu. Mr. Obiagwu had on Tuesday said that Oliver was arrested by his men at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja while on his way to Minna to collect the said amount.

Findings revealed that Oliver had no intention of going to Minna as the meeting was scheduled to hold at a public place in Abuja probably out of fear of being whisked away to an unknown destination by unknown gunmen.

Nigerians, friends and families have been reacting over the arrest of the journalist as many questioned the SSS on the way the reporter was arrested without proof of extortion on phone, emails or direct communication.

Aliyu refutes report that he is promoting Tambuwal/Amaechi ticket


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Niger State governor, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has denied promoting speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and Rivers State governor, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi as presidential and vice presidential candidates respectively in 2015 election.

He described the speculations as the handiwork of his political enemies aimed at misleading Nigerians.

The governor in a statement by his chief press secretary, Israel Ayegba Ebije, stated that Amaechi, who was fingered to have made the revelation has since denied knowledge of the story and has distanced himself from the online publication.

Aliyu, therefore, maintained that the publication, which claimed he and Lamido had deceived Amaechi to leave the PDP for the opposition to pursue political ambition as vice president in the next general election, is spurious, adding that it was aimed at misleading Nigerians.

“Let me state clearly that Lamido and I never asked Rotimi Amaechi to contest the 2015 presidential election with Tambuwal. Why should we be the ones to ask him to run for vice president when he is capable of pursuing any career of his choice without our counsel?

“I believe those behind the publication have been hired to mislead Nigerians. They intend to engage in wrong claims purposely to satisfy the narrow interest of their paymasters”.

Sick Chibok Girl Abandoned By Boko Haram Found


A girl believed to be one of the missing Chibok girls in Boko Haram’s captivity has been found close to the village of Kwarihi near Mubi in Borno State, where she was abandoned.

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She was said to have been thrown out of a moving Volkswagen Golf car into a bush where she wandered for two days before been seen.

This was disclosed yesterday, September 24, by Hosea Tsambido, the Chairman of the Chibok community while speaking at the gathering of the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners in Abuja.

According to him, the girl who looked like she was mentally unstable gave her name as Susanna Ishaya.

She was picked up at Kwarihi village and handed over to one of the Chibok parents who took her to the hospital after which she would be properly questioned.

Tsambido said: “When she was asked, she gave her name as Susanna Ishaya but right now we are not sure if it is her real name until she is really treated because the people that saw her said she is both mentally and physically sick and has been taken to the hospital.

“We believe that she was probably abandoned by Boko Haram because of her health.”

He disclosed this on a day Borno State Government announced a scholarship of N1.4million each for 36 of the 57 Chibok school girls who managed to escape from Boko Haram captivity.

Governor Kashim Shettima said the 36 girls have been admitted into international schools in Abuja, Kaduna and Plateau States, pleading not to disclose the names of the schools.

Over 200 girls were abducted on April 14 from their school in Chibok by Boko Haram. Sadly, asied the 57 who escaped, the others are yet to be rescued.

A controversial report had come up on Tuesday that more of the girls had been released and driven to Maiduguri but Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, the spokesman for the Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters later disclosed that the girls spotted in the buses were not Chibok girls.

It was recently reported that the insurgents have agreed to swap all the girls for 18 key sect commanders currently in detention.

2015: PDP, APC Members Seek Jonathan’s Disqualification


Less than five months before the 2015 general elections hold across Nigeria, two members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify President Goodluck Jonathan from seeking re-election.

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According to the suit filed against President Jonathan, the plaintiffs, Adejumo Ajagbe, a PDP member from Lagos State, and Olatoye Wahab, a member of APC from Osun State, also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, as defendants.

The suit was entered before the Federal High Court in Abuja by four Senior Advocates of Nigeria that include Chief James Ocholi, A. Owonikoko, Okon Efut and Mahmu Magaji, according to Vanguard report.

The plaintiffs maintained that going by the 1999 Constitution (as amended), President Jonathan, having contested the presidential election twice, won and taken the oath of office and allegiance twice in respect of that office, could no longer present himself for election to that office the third time.

They relied on the provisions of Sections 132(1), 135(2)(a) and (b), 137(1)(b), 142(1) and (2) and the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Marwa and Nyako (2012) 6 NWLR (Part 1296) 199 at 306.

The plaintiffs also argued that by the provision of the Constitution, the President and Vice President, who were elected in the same election and sworn into office on the same date and at the same ceremony were in the eyes of the law, deemed to have been elected for one single term of four years, notwithstanding the death or even impeachment of the President.

They also insisted that the reference to “two previous elections” in Section 137(1)(b) of the Constitution, includes two previous oath of allegiance and oath of office taken by President Jonathan.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the suit has been assigned to Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed for hearing.

Though President Jonathan is yet to officially declare his ambition to contest for the presidency in 2015, his party, the PDP last week announced that the incumbent president has been chosen as its flag bearer for the presidential election.

Family Of Dead Victim Accuse T.B. Joshua Of Cover-Up


A Zimbabwean woman who came to Nigeria to visit T.B. Joshua’s church in search for healing of her hospitalized daughter was among the dead victims of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) collapse.

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According to the local Chronicle, Catherine Ndlovu from Bulawayo, second largest city in Zimbabwe, allegedly paid thousands of dollars to enable her travel. However trying to help her child, the woman lost her life, but the family narrates how they were told the truth.

Yesterday the relatives of the 40-year-old accused famous Nigerian clergyman of erecting a “wall of lies” following the collapse of his church building, which claimed at least 115 lives, on September 12.

Catherine’s sister told the journalist:

“We called them [TB Joshua church] every day, asking where my sister was and they said she had boarded a plane back to South Africa and would be back on Sunday last week.”

In a separate interview the victim’s brother also said:

“We became suspicious when other Zimbabweans who had travelled to Nigeria came back via South Africa and she wasn’t part of the group. It became clear they’d been lying to us and withholding information from us all along.”

Catherine’s relative narrated that she left Zimbabwe the day before the tragedy, shortly after her teenage daughter, who has experienced bad seizures for years, was admitted to the hospital.

The woman was sure her child suffered because of evil spirit and hoped to find divine intervention in T.B. Joshua’s church.

Hours after landing in Nigeria the mother of two allegedly died in the tragic incident.

The uncle of her orphaned children accuses the church of cover-up lamenting they were not told the truth for several days:

“When we heard news of the collapse, we feared the worst. There was no communication from the church until my cousin, who lives in South Africa, called them. They just put up a wall of lies and kept telling us she was safe. It would be only several days later that they confirmed our worst fears.”

Even the family’s hopes to receive the body of the deceased were reportedly dashed after TB Joshua’s aides asked them to provide a DNA sample for positive identification.

“We don’t even know if that’s true, and our only hope now is that our government can get to the bottom of this. Who knows how many other Zimbabweans have been kept in the dark about their relatives’ fate?”

It would be noted that the tragedy aftermath sparked hot discussions and caused several scandals.

The first confusion concerns the reason of collapse. Some claim it could happen because of the allegedly unapproved reconstruction of the church building and adding of 3 extra floors. However the renowned prophet said that it was an attack as some aircraft was hovering above the building on the fateful day. This claim was later substantiated by the video, showing the unidentified aircraft.

Then,  Joshua was accused of hindering the rescue workers from accessing the site, but the prophet debunked this information saying they were fully cooperating with the rescuers’ team.

Finally, the journalist identified as Nicholas Ibekwe disclosed that Joshua had offered the correspondents covering this story a bribe for writing positively about the cleric and provided the audio proof of the allegation.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army insists Shekau is dead [PHOTOS]


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The Defence Headquarters has insisted that it has killed Abubakar Shekau in a recent raid, in Konduga and that as a result, many of the Boko Haram foot soldiers have surrendered and laid down their weapons.

In a statements issued by the Defence Information Spokesperson, Maj. Gen . Chris Olukolade, the Army commended its men for their gallantry even in the face of extreme confrontation by the insurgents.

It further confirmed that on the 2 and 17 September 2014, the insurgents attempted to violate the security in the region and tried to enter Konduga to perpetrate their atrocities. It said that with Air and land forces deployed to handle the situation, the convoy of combat vehicles typical of terrorists’ mission that involves their top commanders, were fiercely engaged, where ”several of the terrorists including some of their commanders lost their lives in encounters which lasted an average of about 5 hours each. ”

The statement said the troops captured some of the terrorists and their equipment and as well killed Shekau. It said; ”In the course of those encounters, one Mohammed Bashir who has been acting or posing on videos as the deceased Abubakar Shekau, the eccentric character known as leader of the group died. Since the name Shekau has become a brand name for the terrorists’ leader, the Nigerian military remains resolute to serve justice to anyone who assumes that designation or title as well as all terrorists that seek to violate the freedom and territory of Nigeria,”the military warned.

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Read statement below:

Nigerian troops have been conducting coordinated air and land operations in furtherance of efforts at containing the terrorists in the North East part of the country. Somehow, it became apparent that the terrorists in continuation of their campaign of terror were determined to take over communities around Maiduguri which is their prime target. There was therefore the need to ensure that communities such as Konduga were protected. It is noteworthy that the terrorists made not less than four attempts between 12 and 17 September 2014 to violate the security and enter Konduga to perpetrate their atrocities. Air and land forces were subsequently deployed to handle the situation.

The convoy of combat vehicles typical of terrorists’ mission that involves their top commanders, were fiercely engaged by the land and air forces. Several of the terrorists including some of their commanders lost their lives in the encounters which lasted an average of about 5 hours each. The troops captured some of the terrorists and their equipment. In the course of those encounters, one Mohammed Bashir who has been acting or posing on videos as the deceased Abubakar Shekau, the eccentric character known as leader of the group died. Since the name Shekau has become a brand name for the terrorists’ leader, the Nigerian military remains resolute to serve justice to anyone who assumes that designation or title as well as all terrorists that seek to violate the freedom and territory of Nigeria.

On restoring normalcy after the encounter, inhabitants of the community who were victims of terrorists activities corroborated information on the identity of Bashir Mohammed alias Abubakar Shekau, alias Abacha Abdullahi Geidam alias Damasack etc. Indeed, the recent devastation on the leadership of the insurgents is attributable to the renewed commitment to the mission of eradicating terrorism in our country.

Meanwhile, a total of 135 terrorists have yesterday evening surrendered along with equipment to troops around Biu Local Government Area. A group of 88 submitted themselves at Mairiga/Bun – Yadi while another group of 45 terrorists were taken in around Mubi – Michika. They are all being interrogated and processed in conformity with the dictates of standard best practices.

The Defence Headquarters applauds the gallantry of the Nigerian troops who have remained undaunted and professional in prosecuting this campaign against terror. The keen interest exhibited by our neighbours and allies is commendable and we appreciate them. All allies in the war against terrorism are hereby assured of the Nigerian military’s resolve to maintain momentum in the efforts to decimate and defeat terrorists. The invaluable efforts toward achieving sustainable peace and victory against the terrorists are highly appreciated.

It is nevertheless necessary to alert all citizens that there is still the need for even more vigilance and cooperation with the security forces. Everybody is required to remain alert to ensure that we are not taken unawares by terrorist elements who might want to carry-out isolated attacks in any part of our country.

BOKO HARAM: ‘We Are Ready For You’ – Nigerian Military Warns Next ‘Shekau’


Against the backdrop of evidence that Boko Haram commander, Mohammed Bashir, who has been impersonating the late sect leader, Abubakar Shekau in videos was killed on September 17, by Nigerian soldiers, the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has warned that any other person or leader who emerges using the name ‘Shekau’ will receive the same treatment.

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The warning was made just as 135 members of the terrorist group have surrendered to troops in Biu, Mairiga-Buni Yadi as well as Mubi-Michika towns.

Briefing the media on current developments in the Counter Terrorism Campaign yesterday, Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said, “Since the name Shekau has become a brand name for the terrorists leader, the Nigerian military remains resolute to serve justice to anyone who assumes that designation or title as well as all terrorists that seek to violate the freedom and territory of Nigeria”.

Disclosing that many of the insurgents have been surrendering to the Nigerian troops, Olukolade said, “A total of 135 terrorists on Tuesday evening surrendered with equipment, to troops around Biu local government area. A group of 88 submitted themselves at Mairiga-BuniYadi while another group of 45 terrorists were taken in, around Mubi-Michika”.

He said they are all being interrogated and processed in conformity with the dictates of standard best practices”.

Explaining how the operation was going on, General Olukolade said, “Nigerian troops have been conducting coordinated air and land operations in furtherance of efforts at containing the terrorists in the North East part of the country”.

“Somehow, it became apparent that the terrorists in continuation of their campaign of terror were determined to take over communities around Maiduguri which is their prime target. There was therefore the need to ensure that communities such as Konduga were protected”.

“It is noteworthy that the terrorists made not less than four attempts between 12 and 17 September 2014 to violate the security and enter Konduga to perpetrate their atrocities. Air and land forces were subsequently deployed to handle the situation”.

“The convoy of combat vehicles typical of terrorists’ mission that involves their top commanders were fiercely engaged by the land and air forces. Several of the terrorists including some of their commanders lost their lives in the encounters which lasted an average of about 5 hours each. The troops captured some of the terrorists and their equipment”.

“In the course of those encounters, one Mohammed Bashir who has been acting or posing on videos as the deceased Abubakar Shekau, the eccentric character known as leader of the group died”.
Continuing he said, “Since the name Shekau has become a brand name for the terrorists’ leader, the Nigerian military remains resolute to serve justice to anyone who assumes that designation or title as well as all terrorists that seek to violate the freedom and territory of Nigeria”.’

“On restoring normalcy after the encounter, inhabitants of the community who were victims of terrorists activities corroborated information on the identity of Bashir Mohammed alias Abubakar Shekau; alias Abacha Abdullahi Geidam; alias Damasack; etc. Indeed, the recent devastation on the leadership of the insurgents is attributable to the renewed commitment to the mission of eradicating terrorism in our country”.

“Meanwhile, a total of 135 terrorists have yesterday evening surrendered along with equipment to troops around Biu Local Government Area. A group of 88 submitted themselves at Mairiga/Bun – Yadi while another group of 45 terrorists were taken in around Mubi – Michika. They are all being interrogated and processed in conformity with the dictates of standard best practices”.

“The Defence Headquarters applauds the gallantry of the Nigerian troops who have remained undaunted and professional in prosecuting this campaign against terror. The keen interest exhibited by our neighbours and allies is commendable and we appreciate them”.

“All allies in the war against terrorism are hereby assured of the Nigerian military’s resolve to maintain momentum in the efforts to decimate and defeat terrorists. The invaluable efforts toward achieving sustainable peace and victory against the terrorists are highly appreciated”.

“It is nevertheless necessary to alert all citizens that there is still the need for even more vigilance and cooperation with the security forces. Everybody is required to remain alert to ensure that we are not taken unawares by terrorist elements who might want to carry-out isolated attacks in any part of our country”.

On the true position of the Chibok girls presently, the DDI said all efforts were still ongoing to secure the release of the girls noting that the military will not relent until the girls are secured.

Asked to comment of allegations by Cameroonian military authorities that they were responsible for the death of the imposter Shekau, Olukolade said, “To the best of our knowledge, we can say categorically that no foreign force of any type penetrated our country’s borders up to Konduga which is just about 35 kilometers to Maiduguri”.

On the situation in Bama and Gwoza, the DDI said, “I want to repeat what the Defence headquarters have been saying all along. We have not conceded any part of this country and we won’t do so. All these areas still remain part and parcel of our operational areas and the operation is still ongoing”.

On why Nigerian troops were now having upper hand over the terrorists in the battle, Olukolade said, “Training and more training has been going on; equipment and more equipment has been coming in. It will keep coming in. There is also a new resolve to deal with all these nonsense once and for all”.

IGP, SSS To Stop Politicians With Criminal Records


As the 2015 general elections are getting closer, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, has revealed plans to partner the State Security Service (SSS) to stop politicians with criminal records from contesting in the 2015 polls.

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Tribune reports that the IGP, who made this known on Wednesday, during a meeting with top police officers, including DIGs, AIGs, and state command Commissioners of Police in Abuja, promised that the Nigeria Police had concluded all security plans to provide enabling environment for free and fair elections.

“We have made adequate arrangements to make sure that the police provide sufficient security to all the activities leading to the general election. These activities have started, including registration of voters, the primaries elections, selection of candidates and screening, conventions by the parties and many others. When it gets to the issue of screening, we will collaborate with our colleagues, particularly the Directorate of SSS to ensure that candidates with criminal records are not allowed to contest” Abba said.

Abba, at the meeting also warned politicians, especially those eying one position or the other to prepare themselves to accept defeat peacefully or approach a court to tender whatever grievances they might have, and warned whoever take the law into his hand would be severely dealt with by the police.

“We urged the contestants to play the game according to the rules and to also accept loss where the loss; a winner must emerge. Once he emerges, the loser must accept loss” Abba said.

The IGP also used the medium to disclose that the 20 missing police officers have returned to their base.

“The unfortunate incident in Gwoza is still being felt by all of us. I personally sleep and wake with the problem. The problem is that we are still making efforts to locate some of our colleagues, who got missing after the attack. What is promising is that even on Monday, we received information that one of them has surfaced.  he said.

Meanwhile, following the violence that usually accompany Nigeria’s political terrain and activities, no fewer than four persons were reported killed in Lagos Island, western Nigeria on Saturday, 20 September, 2014, during a political rally

Nadia Buari Sends Romantic Birthday Message To Jim Iyke


September 25 is Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke’s birthday.

Despite their on/off relationship, his BFF/girlfriend/fiancee took to Instagram to wish him a happy birthday as he clocks 38.

She shared the photo below with this lovely message:

My Skitt..The one who knows the song in my heart & can sing it back to me when I’ve forgotten the words. U were created with a purpose & a specific set of gifts & talents to contribute to this world..to brighten it & make the difference that only u can make..! HBD Soldier..! *BFF’s until we’re too old to remember wat BFF even means*.”

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Minutes later, she posted another photo with this message: “So, I’m tryna think of wat nxt to write,..but in the interim..pls pretend that ur reading something insanely touching, maybe even wipe away a tear, and then say,..”OMG…That is so beautiful”. And then if anyone asks to share, refuse and say it’s just too personal. Thanks, I owe u..lol. HBD buddy..have all the fun in the world today. U deserve it.”

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Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari have got many of their fans confused on whether they are together or not. Report had gone viral that Nadia Buari dumped him not long after news of his proposal to her in March 2014 broke, though many claimed it was a publicity stunt to sell his reality show.

Just last month, the actor sparked another rumour after posting photos of Nigerian model, Sandra Benede on his instagram and many claimed that the actor had found another lover.

Even when people think they are not together, they prove them wrong, showing their love is waxing even stronger by the day

APC Using Back Door To Obtain Judgement, Fayose Says


Less than a month before the expiration of the tenure of incumbent Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, the governor-elect of the state, Ayodele Fayose has said that nobody will truncate his sworn-in in October.

Fayose, who was a former governor of Ekiti state, made this statement while speaking with newsmen at his residence at 21, Adetoro Adelaja, Magodo, Lagos, accusing the All Progressives Congress of trying to halt his sworn in.

The governor-elect also informed that he has nothing to do with the hoodlums that attacked thecourt in Ade-Ekiti on Monday during ruling on the preliminary objection raised by him on the eligibility case against him in respect of his candidacy in the Ekiti governorship election filed by members of a group, E-11.

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Fayose, who said he was out of the country when the matter happened, insisted that the whole scenario was orchestrated by person working against his emergence as governor of Ekiti State.

“It is a political issue; it has a political undertone. The whole scheming is just about the All Progressives Congress (APC) trying to obtain judgment through the backdoor after losing the election.

“You can recall that Segun Oni lost his tenure due to backdoor judgment. I have heard about a lot of development in our state. But I want to tell you we will not allow any backdoor – Jankara judgment. Their plan is to install the Speaker of the state House of Assembly as governor.

“It is regrettable that the court process is disrupted but don’t forget the average man on the street knows what he wants. My party and I will not allow the APC to bring back the Salami days. We will go through all the process to make sure that they do not truncate the mandate freely given me by the Ekiti people.

“We will implore all the authorities in the executive, judiciary and others to beam their searchlight on the matter,” he said.

Fayose added that: “I don’t have confidence in the Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, because I have alleged him to be a member of the APC.

“Will it not interest you that less than 24 hours the judge has turned in the case file. He is rushing the case to satisfy certain interest. Our chief judge is an interested party, being a member of E11.

“We want a judge who wants to carry out his job as a judge. We heard that he wants to assign the case to himself.

“Their target to frustrate the inauguration or force the Speaker on the people will not be allowed.”

He urged the police authorities in the state to ensure that those arrested in connection with the attack on the court are made to face the music if found guilty.

President Jonathan Addresses The UN Security Council


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, addressed the United Nations Security Council and the general debate at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York, the U.S.A., on September 24, 2014, Wednesday.

The annual gathering in New York is a great opportunity for the world leaders to meet and to discuss actual global problems and to seek solutions jointly.

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The speech of the president was in the centre of attention again, as it covered the issues, actual not only for Nigeria or Africa, but for the whole world: terrorism, global security, Ebola and many more.

Here are the TOP-6 key aspects of the speech:

  1. Nigeria’s fight against terrorism.

Over 13,000 died in Boko Haram violence, multiple communities razed, and hundreds of persons kidnapped. The president recalled the most shocking kidnap from GGSS Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014. He also warned that Boko Haram is getting more and more active outside the territory of Nigeria.

  1. Foreign help is apperciated.

All the countries and organizations that expressed solidarity with Nigeria on Chibok girls’ issue received big thanks from President Jonathan. France deserved special thanks for hosting a special summit on security in Nigeria (May 17, 2014). The event attracted more attention to Nigeria’s problems and paved the way for the following consultations in London, Washington and FCT Abuja.

“We shall not waiver until we end this mindless war on the innocent, and bring all the perpetrators to justice. We will triumph over terrorism,” the president underlined.

  1. The UN Security Council needs reforms.

Nigeria, as one of the ten non-permanent members of the Council, has pro-reformist position. It was reiterated by President Jonathan who mentioned that current situation in the world requires new approach and methods. Existing system of collective security showed low effectiveness during conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine, as well as during a recent wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

4. Ebola Virus Disease

Nigeria responded effectively to this threat and controlled the spread of the disease. However, the president laments that the situation in Liberia and Sierra Leone is close to being critical, and global support is required to contain the EVD. Jonathan noted that “isolationist and discriminatory” practices cannot be the only response to this challenge.

The president noted that Nigeria made the direct donation of $3.5m to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, provided support to them in the form of training and building.

  1. Ecology

Nigeria sees the ozone layer depletion as a real challenge and has been cooperating with the respective committees under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 1994. “However, the extent of progress in key areas, particularly in limiting the contribution of man-made activities to Green House emission, is yet to be determined,”the Nigerian leader said.

  1. 2015 Elections

Jonathan reminded that on May 29, 1999, Nigeria ended military rule after the inauguration of a democratically elected president. The 5th post-military-rule general election is conducted in February 2015. “As elected president by the people, we shall conduct elections based on global best practices to further strengthen our democratic institutions,” Jonathan assured.

It would be noted that Nigeria is currently among 10 non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. Active position of the nation may ensure the re-election to this decision-making body, as Nigeria’s term as a member ends in 2015.

Visits of President Jonathan to the USA were often in the centre of controversy. For instance, around 600 Nigerians reportedly travelled to New York together with the President for a similar event in September 2013, thereby, making Nigeria’s delegation one of the biggest among all the nations. The officials have also been criticised for choice of the hotel. The rate for presidential accommodation only was at USD3,000-4,000 per night, the expenses which are borne by the Nigerian taxpayers.

Another Musician Tony Tetuila Joins Politics – See Campaign Photo


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Popular Remedies group singer, Tony Tetuila who broke out from the group to be a solo singer and had hits like My Car amongst others has also joined politics. He has just announced his

intention to run for Kwara State House of Assembly, Irepodun Local Government. There’s no stopping our entertainment celebrities as they just keep coming out one after the other, declaring their political intentions.