Vybz Kartel caught on video committing murder; video leaks online


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On April 3rd Jamaican dance-hall star Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a former associate, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. He just filed an appeal against his sentence but it’s unlikely he will make any headway with that because his murder video just leaked online.

When he was arrested back in 2011, the center piece of the murder case was a video tape made at the crime scene (Vybz’ own home) implicating Vybz and his co-defendants. Well, someone just leaked that video footage…and it’s chilling! They chopped the guy into pieces…that’s why a body has never been found. This guy is ruthless, OMG! Continue…

The murder victim, Clive Williams

From Urban Islandz

An anonymous source sent Urban Islandz several video footage, some of which allegedly played in court during the high profile murder trial.

In the video you can see several men in a house that sources say is Kartel’s house by Havendale where the murder took place on August 16, 2011.

One of then men was seen with a pick axe, while another man has what appears to be blood stain on his shirt.

The language in the video is very chilling.

“Yow hear weh mi a say.. mi want yo hold him with a knife and stab him in a him neck and slow him down…,” one man said in the video.

“Hold down and make mi cut him throat,” another man said in the video.

“You affi swing it hard and no mek it ketch mi,” one man told the man with the pick axe.

There is also another video and a photo of a headless man rumored to be the body of Clive “Lizard” Williams. But these are too gruesome to be published.

Watch Video >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGu7-z9C-jY

Juliet Ibrahim’s H&M shopping bags causes storm on her page


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Aye people! You show off expensive things, wahala, you show off H&M things…more wahala…lol. Actress Juliet Ibrahim showed off her H&M shopping bags on her instagram page and it caused some sort of debate on her page. Some fans felt she was too big to be shopping at H&M, while others felt she was being real. Is anyone too big to shop at H&M though? Continue…

 

 

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Aftermath of Nyanya blast: Military checkpoint causes traffic gridlock


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In the wake of the Nyanya bomb blast which occurred on Monday April 14th, which killed over 80 people, military checkpoints have been mounted at various strategic road junctions to check human and vehicular activities in the FCT.
Motorists/workers say these checkpoints have become a big problem for them as they lose many useful hours in traffic with some of them getting late to work and receiving queries.
According to a report on Channels TV, residents in Abuja say their fear is in the manner in which the military men carry out their search operations. They say the traffic opens them to a possible attack from Boko Haram men who can take advantage of the gridlock and strike again. They pleaded with the military to seek more effective ways to carry out their search…

ALL The Exciting Photos From The AY Live Show


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Yes, this is the same show that Genevieve rocked the infamous expensive Chanel bag to.

The AY Live Show took place on Sunday the 19th of April 2014, at the Eko Hotel & Suites Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

This edition was tagged “The Happiness Edition” and all the stars were in attendance.

Here are all the spicy and juicy photos from Sunday, right from the red carpet to all the  magical performances and tiny details.

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Pastor Chris Okafor’s wife accuses him of assault [PHOTOS]


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Pastor of Mountain of Liberation Miracles Ministries, Dr. Chris Okafor, has been accused of beating up his estranged wife, Bessem Okafor, at their home in Magodo, Lagos.

Speaking to Punch, Bessem who left her home in 2012 claimed she was beaten a few weeks ago during her visit to her four children who were in the custody of their father.

“I have not seen my children for nine months and our lawyers – a lawyer from the Office of the Public Defender, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, and her husband’s lawyer, Mr. Onyechukwu Ubani agreed that I could come and see them at home after school hours by 5pm. I went to the house at the appointed time, but my children were not there.

I had to wait outside in the compound until 10pm before my husband arrived; the children were not with him. They were later brought home by the driver about 12am. By then, it was clear I couldn’t leave again, I had to spend the night.

The following morning, I bathed and dressed them for school. They pleaded with me to stay back until they returned since I hardly spend time with them, I agreed.” She explained.

However, a few hours after her children had left for school, Bessem allegedly received a phone call from Chris who had also left the house.

He allegedly questioned her presence in the house and ordered her to leave, however, Bessem insisted on staying till her children returned from school.

In anger, Chris allegedly sent a policeman who was part of his entourage to the house.

“The policeman told me to leave the house. At that time, I was wearing only my dress. I had washed my undies and spread them to dry since I didn’t come with extra. I told the policeman that I would leave after my children returned from school. Later, Chris came in and on seeing me; he started beating me and dragged me out of the house.” Bessem claimed.

After lodging her complaint at the Isheri Police Division, she was hospitalised at the Solid Rock Hospital, in the Ojodu/Berger area.

Chris, has not responded to Bessem’s claims yet.

Oko crisis: Youths insist Ekwueme should be sacked as monarch


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Youths of Oko community in Anambra State have demanded the sack of the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Laz Ekwueme.

This followed the alleged killing of a youth in the community by soldiers engaged by the monarch to stop masquerades during a festival in the community.

Placard carrying youths, who arrived the government house Awka Wednesday in protest asked the state governor to sack their traditional ruler.

Led by the president of Oko Youth Movement, Evangelist Toochukwu Hilary Ezeokafor, the youths said that the monarch had lately constituted himself into a torn in the flesh of his subjects, saying that his latest was to engage soldiers to stop the carrying of masquerade in the popular Afia Olu festival.

“Our monarch is supposed to be the one to protect us, but he has turned into something else. He has been giving his subjects stones instead of bread, and we members of the community continue to live in fear everyday.

“We are here at the government house to ask the governor to look into the matter and to also dethrone Prof Laz Ekwueme as the traditional ruler of Oko community.

“We believe that the whole crisis that has engulfed the community is because he is unhappy that members of the community are on the side of the Rector of Oko Polytechnic, who he has been instigating his sack.

“On our part, we have insisted that we will continue to stand with the rector because he has done well in the institution, and we cannot call for the sack of a man who did not do anything just because our monarch does not like him”, they stated.

Some of the placards carried by the protesting youths read- Igwe Oko is feeding us stones, Your Excellency please use your good office to restore peace in Oko, Igwe Laz Ekwueme is a traitor, Laz Ekwueme is not fit to be our King, Laz Ekwueme is a rascal, please dethrone him, among others.

Reacting to their myriads of complaints, the senior Special Adviser on Media to Governor Willie Obiano, Mr James Eze, who addressed the protesters on behalf of the governor, promised that government will look into the matter.

He said, “We already know of the crisis in Oko community, and that a masquerade was shot dead. It is an aberration in the entire Igboland, but I can only promise you that the governor will attend to this.

“He is a very kind person, and a listening governor, and he would have been here himself to address you people, but he is in a security meeting right now. I urge you to go back, articulate your demands in a letter and bring it through representatives and I assure you he will treat it speedily”.

2015: A new government will emerge in Nigeria – Prophet Fakolade


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Popular cleric and leader of Divine Intelligence Ministry, Prophet George Fakolade, has predicted that Nigeria will experience a change of government in 2015.

According to him, a new regime that will take Nigeria to its promised land would emerge.

Prophet Fakolad who revealed this during his visit to the Headquarters of Leadership newspaper on Wednesday, said that the suffering of Nigerians is coming to an end, adding that the new regime is going to bring about abundance.

He said that Nigeria is the richest country in the world in everything as created by God, but bad leadership is against it, adding that the end has come for bad leadership in the country.

“Lt. General T. Y Danjuma would be part of the government; God has decreed it since the year 2000, and it is going to be a divine appointment of a divine regime. It is an unchangeable decree from God. People asked me why T. Y. Danjuma; I told them that God has a covenant with him. God is a covenant keeping God; when He says something, it is going to happen; we just have to be prepared,” he

Borno Women Plead With Boko Haram To Release School Girls


Borno WomenComing on the heels of the abduction of about 234 female students at the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State women yesterday arose in unison to demand the unconditional release of the girls, more than a week after they were seized from their hostels and taken to unknown location.

The concerned women in Borno – BAOBAB for Women Rights – demanded that the insurgents should unconditionally release the girls if they truly believe in God, on whose behalf they erroneously claim to be fighting for.

Prof. Hauwa Biu, spokesperson for the group, while addressing a press conference in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, said that the abduction was a violation of the girls’ human rights and crime against humanity.

“Women in Borno are calling on the insurgents to please release all the girls in their custody without harming them”, she said.

Prof. Biu also pleaded with the insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace the dialogue option proposed by government.

“We assure them of our motherly support toward rehabilitating them when the need arises”, she said.

After the abduction of the girls on April 15, many of their parents hit the road on a fruitless journey to the Sambisa forest near the border with Cameroon where they are believed to have been taken to by their captors, accompanied by members of the Civilian JTF.

“We are ready to embark on another search in the forest with the parents of the abducted girls if we can have enough security backing”, Mrs. Biu said, adding that “Our target is not to fight the abductors but we want to beg them to release the girls in the name of the God that we all worship”.

Mrs. Biu called on security agents to use sophisticated weapons in detecting the location of the abductors even as she strongly condemned other violent campaigns by the insurgents especially in recent times.

“Women in Borno also condemn violent attacks on schools which deny children their rights to learn in safe environment, thereby jeopardising their future.

“We commend the efforts of Borno and Federal Governments as well as youths/ vigilantes in addressing the current insurgency in the country.

“However, bearing in mind the continuous attacks on schools, we appeal for the provision of adequate security to all schools so as to have a safe learning environment for our children”.

Amaechi’s wife denies being a maid to former Governor, Peter Odili


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Rivers State First Lady Dame Judith Amaechi has dismissed reports that she served as maid to the former Governor of the state, Peter Odili.

While reading to some school children during the Opening day of the UNESCO-Port Harcourt World Book Capital, a pupil posed the question, asking if Mrs Amaechi had ever been a maid.

For the first time since the stories filtered into the public in 1999, Dame Judith Amaechi had this to say: “I have never been a housemaid, my mother died when I was 4 and my Aunty, Mrs. Ndukwe took care of me, I got the best education, I began my education in the North, attended Port Harcourt Primary, FGGC Abuloma and then studied Urban and Regional planning at RSUST.

“My aunty and her husband are disciplinarians and educationist, my mum is from Ndoni in Rivers State and I married my husband in 1993, I was never a maid to anyone”.

JUNGLE JUSTICE: Tenants Mistakes Landlord’s Son For kidnapper, Beats Him To Death In Lagos [GRAPHIC PHOTO]


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Some tenants and members of the Odua People’s Congress have lynched a 41-year-old man in the Ajelogo area of Mile 12, Lagos State.

Journalists learnt that the deceased, Tolulope Olajuwape, was beaten to death by residents of Fasanya Street near his father’s house after being wrongly accused of being a kidnapper.

The elder sister of the deceased, Mrs. Oluwakemi Adesanya, told correspondents that her brother had been away from Nigeria for many years.

She said on the fateful day, the deceased had gone to the area to visit their mother, who he did not know was dead.

An unidentified woman was said to have raised a false alarm, after which Olajuwape was beaten to death.

She said, “My brother has been away from Nigeria for about 24 years. He spent five years in Sierra Leone while he has spent the last 19 years in Guinea Bissau.

However, four years ago, he came briefly to Nigeria and we discussed how we were going to renovate our late father’s house on Fasanya Street and let it out.

“We begged him to stay in Nigeria, but he refused. After he returned to Guinea Bissau, we lost touch because he lost his phone and my elder brother, who had his phone number, had misplaced his own phone as well. So, when our mother died over a year ago, Tolulope did not even know.

“On April 9, 2014, I received a phone call from one of my elder brothers in Kaduna, who told me that he heard that Tolulope was in Nigeria and was being beaten up near our father’s house. It was quite late in the evening and I was very far away, so I could not do anything that night.”

Adesanya said the following morning, she visited the area where she was informed that a suspected kidnapper had been lynched.

The matter was then reported at the Mile 12 Police Post after which investigations began.

Adesanya said, “My aunt told me that my brother had gone to my father’s house around 7pm and did not like the condition of the house. He went inside the house and threatened to evict some people, but none of the tenants knew him because the house had been given to a developer.

“Maybe because my brother was on dreadlocks, he looked suspicious to them. I learnt that a woman raised the alarm and accused him of being a kidnapper and a thief. People immediately gathered around him and one OPC man descended on my brother.

“My brother ran to the next street – Fadare Street – where my mother’s house was situated. He entered the house and started knocking on doors, shouting ‘Iya Kemi e gba mi’ (Iya Kemi, help me). He did not know that Iya Kemi, our mother, was deceased and the house had been rented out.”

It was learnt that the irate mob traced Olajuwape to the house and tortured him for about four hours.

The developer of the said property was said to have called the tenants of the house on the telephone to inform them that the person being lynched was indeed the landlord’s son, but by then it was already too late.

After killing him, his corpse was thrown into the main road and was crushed by oncoming vehicles.

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“After killing my brother, someone explained to them that he was indeed the landlord’s son. When the mob noticed that they had made a mistake, they threw my brother’s corpse into the main road so that it would be crushed beyond recognition,” Adesanya said while fighting back tears.

Adesanya wondered how the lynching took place without the knowledge of the police despite the fact that the scene of the incident was just two streets away from the Mile 12 Police Post.

She, however, called on the police to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book.

When correspondents visited the house on Fasanya Street, all the rooms were locked and the house was deserted.

However, it was learnt that some of the tenants, including the woman who raised the false alarm, had been arrested.

A landlord on Fadare Street, who spoke to journalists on the condition of anonymity, said many of them could not do anything to save the victim.

He said, “As you can see, I am very old and I have lost my sight. I knew the victim’s mother, Iya Kemi. I heard when somebody was shouting Iya Kemi’s name for help, but I cannot even walk without being aided.

“It was later in the morning that I was informed that it was her son that was killed. Before her death, Iya Kemi used to cry that she missed her son, Tolu. It is unfortunate what happened.”

Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, had yet to reply to text messages sent to her telephones as of the time of going to the press.

ASUP Plans Nationwide Protest For April 29


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), on Wednesday, said it had concluded plans to stage a nationwide protest over what it described as government’s insensitivity to its lingering strike.

The National President of the union, Dr Chibuzo Asomugha, told newsmen in Abuja that the protest would take place on April 29.

This is coming on the heels of Kebbi State chapter of the union’s decision on Tuesday to call off the 10-month old strike.

Asomugha said failure by the Federal Government to meet the demands of ASUP and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and the consequent shutdown of the nation’s public polytechnics and colleges of education was worrisome.

“In fact, we are planning for the protest on April 29 and if it doesn’t come up on the 29th, then it would be immediately after May Day.

“We have been waiting for the federal government. The strike should have been suspended about three weeks ago but we haven’t heard from them.

“So, with this kind of development we do not even think there is any measure of sincerity on the part of the government,’’ he said.

According to him, the strike has lingered and members are beginning to give in to pressure.

“Ten months into the strike, some chapters are coming under pressure but there are provisions in our constitution to take care of such betrayals.

He expressed confidence in the resilience of ASUP members,
He said the union would hold final meeting on the proposed strike with the Nigeria Labour Congress and other stakeholders.

Nyesom Wike, Supervising Minister of Education, had in a meeting in February with the union, accused it of thwarting government’s efforts at resolving the strike.

The government later set up another committee, headed by the Minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu, and was yet to convince the striking lecturers. [NAN]

Kano: Sharia Court Sentences Man To Death By Stoning For Defiling Minor, Infecting With HIV/AIDS


stoneAn Upper Sharia Court sitting at Nomansland of Sabon Gari area in Kano State has sentenced Ubale Saudi Dutsa, a 63-year-old man, to death by stoning, following his involvement in the defilement of a 12-year-old girl, Shamsiyya.

Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Farouk Ahmad held that he relied on Sharia law guided by Quran to sentence the convict accordingly.

Dutsa had pleaded guilty seven times before the sentence was handed down.

The minor was said to have been medically examined at the state-owned Murtala Muhammad Hospital while it discovered that she was infected with HIV/AIDS as a result of the convict’s carnal knowledge of her.

The convict was brought before the court on the charge of defiling Shamsiyya from a small part of the state known as Gezawa town.

Confab: Kutigi Denies CAN Allegation, Says No Plot To Undermine Christians


national conferenceChairman of the National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi (rtd), yesterday denied the allegation that there is a grand plot to undermine the interest of Christians at the ongoing conference.

Kutigi, who spoke through his Assistant Secretary (Media and Communications) Mr. Apandem James, described as misleading, the protest of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over the composition of the conference’s committee on religion.

CAN in a statement on Tuesday faulted the composition of the committee on religion, saying “We hereby express our reservations on the composition of the members of the National Conference Committee on Religion and without fear or contradiction state that the Chairman of the Conference, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, has done his wish to ensure that the leadership of the committees favours Muslims in Nigeria”.

The umbrella body for Christians in the country specifically said that Kutigi tactically chose Alhaji Nurudeen Lemu, his kinsman from Niger State, as Chairman of Religion committee in order to control the committee through the back door.

But the retired Chief Justice of Nigeria denied the charge, saying there was no iota of truth in it.

The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a misleading statement issued by Mr Sunny Oibe, who signed as the Director (National Issues) in the Secretariat of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). There is no truth whatsoever in the unfortunate alarm raised in the press statement which tends to give the impression of an attempt to undermine Christians in the National Conference.

“In trying to whip up unnecessary sentiments, Oibe claimed that the Committee on Religion is made up of 12 Muslims and eight Christians. That is not correct. The Committee has 21 members – 11 Muslims and 10 Christians.

“It must be noted that delegates were asked to submit names of three committees they would prefer to serve, in order of preference. Seven Christians indicated Religion as their first choice, four as second and two as third choice.

“That brought the total number of Christians to 13. Three Muslims made Religion their first choice, seven made it their second choice and eight made it their third choice bringing the total number to 20.

“However, some of those who had other committees as first and second choices were placed in the primary committees of choice leaving the Committee on Religion with a lesser number than was required to form a full Committee.

“It must also be noted that the official list of delegates showed that both Muslims and Christians have six representations each; which means that only 12 out of the 492 delegates are at the conference as Christian and Muslim leaders”.

Osun, Ekiti Polls: We’ll Not Go To Court, This Time It Is ‘Rig And Roast’ – Tinubu


bola-TinubuAlthough the audience was made up mostly of academics, former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, could not help but delve into politics, as he warned against any attempt to rig the forthcoming governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States.

The elections are slated for June 21 (Ekiti) and August 9 (Osun).

Speaking at his investiture as the Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, and award of honorary Doctor of Science in Management Science yesterday, Tinubu said “it will be rig and roast”.

Apparently reacting to an earlier statement credited to the Vice President, Arc Namadi Sambo that the elections in the two states would be a warfare for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the APC chieftain warned: “We are prepared not to go to court but to drive you out. We will not take it anymore. If you mess up in Ekiti and Osun states, you will see our reactions. For every action, there must be a reaction”.

Tinubu called on the electorate in the two South-West states to guard their votes, saying that no government that wants people’s votes to count would behave the way the current government was doing.

“They are planning to rig the elections but be ready to protect your votes. It is going to be rig and roast”, he added.

Reacting to President Goodluck Jonathan’s comments in Kano last week, where he accused the state Governor, Engr. Rabiu Kwankwaso of mismanaging the money meant for his presidential campaign in 2011, Tinubu asked the president where he got such huge amount of money, having used ‘I’d no shoes’ as one of his many campaign slogans.

The APC chieftain, who spoke on the topic, “Two Faces of Despair: State of the Nigeria Nation”, also faulted President Jonathan’s administration on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that was recently rebased.

He said: “Nigeria has magically leaped over South Africa to become the largest economy in Africa. Too bad the magical statistics do not translate into a magical improvement in the people’s economic condition. While the GDP grew, the people’s wellbeing tumbles.

“The recent rebasing putting Nigeria ahead of South Africa has raised more doubts about the objectives of those in charge of economy. From a modest of $305 billion, Nigeria’s GDP ballooned to $488billion.

“The GDP mathematics is an offensive sideshow, given the real hardships Nigerians face. This is another variant of the vision 2020 gimmick and to make the government look good prior to the world economic forum meeting in Abuja next month. It is propaganda not progress”, Tinubu asserted.

The investiture ceremony was attended by APC chieftains from across the country, including National Leader Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Interim Chairman Bisi Akande, Interim National Publicity Secretary Lai Mohammed, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and presidential flag bearer of the defunct ACN, Malam Nuhu Ribadu.

Others are Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, who came with his wife Sherifat, host Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his wife Florence, as well as senators and other top party officials. They were Senators Gbenga Ashafa, Olorunimbe Mamora, Femi Ojudu and Sola Adeyeye.

Also there were House of Representatives Minority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila, frontline scholar Prof. Adebayo Williams, Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji and former Lagos Commissioner for Information Mr. Dele Alake.

The Governors of Lagos, Ekiti and Ogun were represented by their spouses – Dame Abimbola Fashola (Lagos), Erelu Bisi Fayemi (Ekiti) and Mrs. Olufunke Amosun (Ogun).

The ceremony was also graced by royal fathers from Oyo and Osun states, which jointly own the institution. The Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oyewunmi Ajagungbade, was there

Amaechi Not Planning PDP Return – APC


amaechiThe All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has denied claims by the supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, that Governor Rotimi Amaechi is staging a comeback through the back door to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The party also denied being afraid of the PDP in next year’s governorship polls in the state.

Amaechi dumped the PDP on whose platform he became governor for the APC last November, alongside four of his colleagues.

Wike had while speaking at the ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the Felix Obuah-led Rivers PDP, claimed that Amaechi and his supporters were making frantic efforts to return to the party.

“The Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and his supporters are jittery and afraid and the governor and his supporters are making efforts to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress”, the minister was quoted to have said.

But a statement from the office of its chairman in Rivers State, Davies Ikanya, on Tuesday, the APC said it wondered what would make the governor and his supporters to be jittery of the PDP, which was not only in disarray, but also cursed.

“This, to say the least, is a lie from the pit of hell. It is really unfortunate that a man holding a high office as a Federal Minister could lie so brazenly and without compunction in his desperation to raise the morale of his fast depleting followers in the Rivers PDP”, the statement signed by Mr. Ikanya’s media aide, Chukwuemeka Eze, said.

“If we may ask, what will make Governor Amaechi and APC in Rivers State to be jittery and afraid; afraid of PDP that is in disarray and cursed with a rudderless leadership without any sound vision; afraid of a party whose founding fathers are leaving in droves and a party that has virtually ceased to function in Rivers State?

“This is nothing but the ranting of a drowning man. We would ordinarily not have bothered to respond to Wike if not for the need to put the records straight”.

The ruling APC said it was ridiculous for the minister to claim that Amaechi and the party leaders were planning to rejoin the PDP through the backdoor, saying “What he does not understand is that Gov. Amaechi has left PDP for good, without any intention of returning to the
sinking ship which PDP has become as of today”.

The party then asked Wike to continue with his vision and mission, “which is to run down Nigeria’s educational system”.

“It has gone on record that he supervised and ensured that Federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education are permanently closed pending when he leaves office as the Supervising Minister of Education.

“His plot to render our University system comatose failed after he ensured that the Universities were closed for six months. The people of Rivers State are wise enough not to allow such a failed politician and administrator to govern the State even for one second to avoid him destroying all the enviable legacies of Governor Amaechi”.

APC declared that it was proud of Gov. Amaechi’s feats saying he has become “a political institution whose sandals Wike is unfit to untie”.

PDP Has No ‘Stolen Mandate’ To Recover In Kwara, Says State Govt


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The Kwara State Government has described as a huge joke, the “quit notice” served on the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The newly elected state chairman of PDP, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, formerly of the APC, had called on PDP members to begin preparing for another election before the 2015 general elections, because APC was ruling the state on a stolen mandate.

But the state government, in a reaction through the Special Adviser on Information, Prince Deji Oni, expressed concern that the statement credited to Oyedepo was similar to what President Goodluck Jonathan also said when he visited the state over a month ago, promising that the PDP would recover its ‘stolen mandate’.

Oni condemned the statement and described the PDP as a party of political jesters, adding that it was worrisome that PDP could be making such statements instead of dealing with the series of petitions arising from its congresses.

The statement added that contrary to the PDP chairman’s comment, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed was overwhelmingly voted for “and for the likes of Iyiola Oyedepo to call it a stolen mandate is not only laughable but condemnable by all right thinking people”.

“It is crystal clear that at a time the country is battling with security and economic challenges with the unfortunate abduction of school children, the only agenda of the ruling party remains the 2015 general elections.

“We advise the PDP to put its house in order by addressing the tons of protest letters from aggrieved members of the party arising from its controversial marathon state congress held in the dark of the night!”

Stop Spreading Bomb Rumours, Police Warn FCT Residents


The FCT Police Command on Wednesday appealed to residents spreading rumour of bomb blasts in the territory to desist from such habit.

The spokesperson of the command, DSP Altine Daniel, made the appeal while reacting to another purported bomb scare at the Federal Secretariat.

Daniel advised anyone with useful information on suspected persons, movement or objects, to call the police instead of spreading rumour, thereby causing panic.

“Don’t spread rumour, anyone with useful information on suspected explosive object should call the police.

“Those spreading rumour of bombs do not have experience to handle explosive devices; they only cause panic.

“It is the police and other security agencies that are trained to handle suspected bombs. If there is any, please call the police and stop spreading rumour,’’ she appealed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the appeal followed a bomb scare at the Federal Secretariat at about noon on Wednesday.

Daniel, however, said that the rumour was about a car allegedly laden with explosive devices and parked at a section of the Federal Secretariat.

It was learnt that following the rumour, personnel from the anti-bomb squad, supported by sniffer dogs, were immediately deployed to comb all nooks and crannies of the secretariat.

However, they did not find any object.
Some workers at the secretariat, who spoke to NAN, claimed ignorance of the rumour.

Normal official activities have resumed at the secretariat.

However, a security officer, who pleaded anonymity, said personnel from the police bomb disposal unit had been visiting the secretariat on daily basis.

The source said that during the visit, they combed everywhere for suspected explosive devices, adding that this was one of the proactive measures adopted recently to forestall any eventuality.

It would be recalled that there was a bomb scare at the secretariat last week. [NAN]

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GLO To Terminate P-Square’s Ambassadors Contract After Break Up


A source close to the telecoms operator told Vanguard yesterday on telephone that Glo may terminate the endorsement deal, which it has with the pop twins since 2010, should they go ahead with the break-up. According to the source, the telecoms giant entered into a contract with P-Square and not with any of the twins. “Since Glo has a contract with P-Square, and not with Peter or Paul, their breakup will definitely lead to the termination of the contract,” the source explained. Meanwhile, when Vanguard visited the Squareville residence of the pop twins at Lola Holloway Street, Omole Phase 1, Lagos, the place was a shadow of its old self.

Calmness and silence pervaded the vicinity, even as cars were seen parked outside the compound, indicating that there were people inside the house.

Source: Vanguard

Fulani Herdsman Confesses To Boko Haram Membership


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Groups alleged to be Fulani herdsmen that have unleashed terror on middle belt states of Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba, including those that recently killed scores of people in Zamfara state, are Boko Haram sect members, indications have emerged.

This became known following the confessions of some arrested Fulani herdsmen that took part in the killings and burning of houses in Wukari, Taraba state, who told security forces that they took part in many Boko Haram attacks.

According to a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade; “A group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp in the outskirt of Wukari have been arrested, while others died after an attack on military check point at Gindin Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari in Taraba State”.

“Other members of the group were sighted in the course of air surveillance and later trailed to their camp where they engaged the troops in a battle”.

“The terrorists were clad in the usual pattern of dress of their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe States”.

“One of the apprehended armed men confessed that he had been fighting for the terrorist group in Borno State and was recently brought to Wukari area in furtherance of their mission”.

“Assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from them”.

“Meanwhile, the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs is expected to be relaxed as normalcy returns to the town”.

“Troops have maintained patrol of the area while a house-to-house search for arms is ongoing”.

“In another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have made some arrests”.

“Among those arrested was a boat operator who ferries terrorists across the Lake Chad while another confessed to being a supplier of hard drugs to the terrorist groups in the area”.

“In the meantime, the search for the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok is also being intensified”.

Normoreloss Blasts Nigerian Bloggers On Twitter Says they trade good name for cheap publicity


Normoreloss seems to be pissed with Nigerian bloggers, may be a particular blogger annoyed him which led to him going to twitter to rant about the person and actually generalizing it.

Aregbesola Tasks FG Over Rescue Of Abducted Students


Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday in Lagos, called on the Federal Government to prioritise the rescue of the remaining abducted Government Secondary School girls in Chibok, Borno State and stop other acts of violence by insurgents in parts of the country.

Aregbesola, spoke at the public presentation of a book titled, “Giants of history: Making of our world”, authored by Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba.

The governor, who was the Keynote Speaker, lamented the lacklustre attitude of the Federal Government towards the abduction incident, saying; “The implication of the abduction on national security psyche and image are enormous. I am so depressed about what is happening in the country and I do not know how to put it.

“I cannot understand the rationale behind the kidnapping of school girls; girls who left their homes with sole ambition of acquiring knowledge only to end up as companions to criminals and sycophants. It is frightening.

“I urge everybody to do everything humanly possible to put an end to this sad development.

“The Federal Government must rise up to this; everyone in authority must act now. As horrible as Afghanistan is, we never read of abduction of human beings, let alone school children,” Aregbesola said.

Missing Flight MH370: Object Suspected To Be Debris Of Plane Found On Australian Beach


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Investigators looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 have expressed caution about debris found washed up on a West Australian beach.

The debris was discovered on a beach 10km east of Augusta and was reported to police.

Authorities say the 2m x 2m item is now at Bussellton police station where it has been photographed.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan said it appeared to be a piece of sheet metal with rivets.

Although Mr Dolan said the debris was “sufficiently interesting for us to take a look at the photographs”, he added that “the more we look at it, the less excited we get”, CNN reported.

The Australian-led Joint Agency Coordination Centre said the photos were being examined “to determine whether further physical analysis is required and if there is any relevance to the search for missing flight MH370”.

However, Malaysian officials appeared puzzled by suggestions any part of the plane could possibly have been found on a WA beach.

Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the head of Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Department, said the debris had “not been verified yet as a part of the aircraft”.

The debris was found by an unidentified man who told local farmers about it before reporting it to police.

Australia’s Nine News earlier reported that three objects had washed up, one believed to be the length of a car with “distinct rivets”.

The latest find came as Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted Australia won’t be abandoning the search even if no wreckage was located during the underwater hunt.

“Australia will not rest until we have done everything we humanely can to get to the bottom of this mystery,” Mr Abbott insisted.

The hunt for the jet has focused on a search area about 1500km north west of Perth after pings believed to be from the plane’s black boxes were detected there.

So far nothing has been found and the air search was suspended yesterday for the second day in a row due to heavy seas and poor visibility.

The Prime Minister said he had “no advice whatsoever” to suggest there is any truth in claims the plane may have landed somewhere.

His words came in response to a report in the New Straits Times quoting sources close to the investigation saying that they were considering revisiting the scenario that the plane had landed at an unknown location.

“Our expert advice is that the aircraft went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean, we have identified a probable impact zone, which is about 700km long, about 80km wide,” Mr Abbott told reporters in Canberra.

South Korea Ferry Disaster: Anger, Anguish As Mourners Pay Respect At Memorial


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Thousands of mourners have paid tearful respects at a temporary memorial to the hundreds of student victims of South Korea’s ferry disaster, as the grim search for bodies entered a second week.

The confirmed death toll stood at 150, but 152 were still unaccounted for, their bodies believed trapped in the inverted, submerged ship that sank a week ago in circumstances that have yet to be fully explained.

As the relatives of the missing began their daily vigil at the harbour on Jindo island, where bodies recovered from the disaster site are brought, others converged on a temporary memorial to the victims in Ansan, 320km to the north.

Ansan has become a focal point of national mourning. The city is home to the Danwon High School which had 352 students and a dozen teachers on the Sewol when it capsized.

Nearly 280 students are among the dead and missing.

The memorial, set up in an indoor sports stadium, was opened Wednesday and comprised a giant altar in the form of a terraced bank of flowers – white, yellow and green chrysanthemums – among which rested the framed pictures and names of students whose funerals have already taken place.

Above the floral wall a large banner carried the message: “We pray for the souls of the departed.”

Mourners, clutching single white chrysanthemums handed out by volunteers, wept, bowed and prayed as they stood before the altar before placing their flowers below the students’ pictures.

There was anger as well as grief. One woman railed tearfully against the authorities for not saving more people, while one large floral tribute carried a sash with the simple message: “I hate the Republic of Korea.”

Among the mourners were many schoolchildren in uniform, some of whom broke down and had to be helped out of the stadium.

In Jindo harbour, the latest bodies recovered from the ferry were taken to a small tented village set up to manage the process of identifying the bodies.

“I’m here to help you recognise the dead,” a forensic official told a group of relatives called to the site because ID documents or distinguishing features indicated their family member might be among those brought ashore.

“We have cleaned the bodies, but did not take their clothes and socks off so that you can recognise them more easily,” the official said, before leading them into a separate, closed-off section.

Each positive identification was marked by a piercing cry of anguished recognition and an outpouring of grief from the family members – most of them middle-aged parents.

The Sewol’s captain, Lee Joon-Seok, and six crew members are under arrest with two other crew taken into police custody on Tuesday.

On Wednesday morning, prosecutors raided a host of businesses affiliated with the ferry operator, the Chonghaejin Marine Company.

The raid was part of a probe into “overall corruption in management”, Kim Hoe-Jong, a prosecutor on the case, said.

More than 70 executives and other people connected with Chonghaejin and its affiliates have been issued 30-day travel bans while they are investigated on possible charges ranging from criminal negligence to embezzlement.

Captain Lee and his surviving crew members have been pilloried in the media for abandoning the ship while hundreds remained trapped inside.

President Park Geun-Hye has described their actions as being “tantamount to murder”.

There has been particular criticism of Lee’s decision to delay the evacuation order until the vessel was listing so sharply that escape had become almost impossible.

Boko Haram: Soyinka Tasks FG On Release Of Abducted Girls


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Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to ensure the release of 230 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

Professor Soyinka, who gave the keynote address in Port Harcourt at the opening ceremony of declaration of Port Harcourt as UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, said the focus of the event was for the Federal Government to ensure the safe release of the students.

He said he had expected President Goodluck Jonathan to convene an emergency security meeting over the ugly development in the school after the abduction of the students.

He noted that the ongoing book fair in Port Harcourt was a national rejection of Boko Haram, adding that the Islamic sect does not reflect the teachings and values of Islam.

Minutes after his address, former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and the Project Director, Rainbow Book Club, Mrs Koko Kalango led the gathering to make a collective demand for the girls’ release.

Jonathan Lauds Buhari’s Patriotic Call For National Unity Against Terrorism, Insecurity


CENTENARY-BUHARI-GEJPresident Goodluck Jonathan has commended former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari for his very statesman-like views on terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria as expressed in his recent article which was widely published by the media.

Buhari, who is a national leader of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, had in a statement, in reaction to the bombing of a motor park in Nyanya, Abuja, said masterminds of the dastardly act had declared war on all that is decent and good.

“They have declared war not against the state or even the government. They have declared war on Nigeria and all Nigerians because this murder took men and women, old and young, Christian and Muslim alike”, the former military ruler said.

His stand, as expressed in the article, according to President Jonathan, is that of a true patriot, respected former Head of State, revered elder statesman and nationalist.

Jonathan in a State House Press Release signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, Wednesday, welcomed Buhari’s call on all Nigerians to remain steadfast and work in unity to overcome terrorists and other merchants of death who currently threaten national security.

The statement reads in part: “President Jonathan fully shares General Buhari’s view that a minority must never be allowed to ‘bring the nation to its knees through terror’.

“He has noted General Buhari’s recommendation that the nation’s counter-terrorism strategies be further fine-tuned and welcomes his kind offer of support and co-operation in dealing with the challenge of terrorism”.

While further assuring the APC chieftain of his preparedness to work with him and all other patriotic Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliations, to strengthen national security and end the scourge of terrorism, the president reiterated his administration’s commitment and dedication to the successful prosecution of the fight against terrorism and all other threats to national security.

Boko Haram: Women Group Vow To Embark Search For Abducted School Girls In Sambisa Forest


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A coalition of women’s rights in Borno yesterday expressed their readiness to mobilise thousands of women to embark on a voluntary search and rescue mission into the notorious Sambisa forest, to ensure the release of the abducted students.

The Borno women, under the auspices of BAOBAB Women’s Right, have said they were ready to storm the major hide out of the insurgents in Sambisa forest, where the abducted girls were believed to be held.

Spokesperson for the group, Professor Hauwa Biu, told newsmen that they resolved to embark on the rescue mission when it was evident that no reasonable progress was being achieved in the rescue efforts.

“We are ready to go into the forest and search for the girls. In fact, we are prepared to risk our lives and get up to Boko Haram camp and appeal to them to release the children to us so that they can reunite with their parents.

“There is nothing extraordinary in our quest to enter the dangerous forest. We learnt that some men in Chibok had earlier embarked on such mission, which later turned out to be fruitless.

“We felt that as mothers, we are in a better position to have the sympathy and concern over the fate of the missing girls.

“Our target is not to fight the abductors, but we want to beg them to release the girls in the name of the God that we all worship.”

The group also urged security forces to expedite action in their search and rescue mission of the students so that their parents can have rest of mind.

Biu described the abduction of the school girls as inhuman, abuse of human rights, capable of scuttling efforts for enhanced girl child education in the state and the country at large.

“The abduction of the innocent girls violates their human rights, and it is a crime against humanity and prohibited under international humanitarian law.

“Women in Borno strongly condemn this act in its totality as it deprives children their right to learn in a safe environment, thereby jeopardising their future.”

Biu also appealed to the insurgents to lay down their arms and hold dialogue with the government.

“We wish to appeal to the insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue. We assure them of our motherly support toward rehabilitating them when the need arises

“We condemn all other attacks in form of bomb blasts and serial killings all over the country and commiserate with the families of those who lost their relations during the unfortunate incidents.

“We commend the efforts of Borno and Federal governments as well as youths and vigilantes in addressing the current insurgency in the country.

“However, bearing in mind the continuous attacks on schools, we appeal for the provision of adequate security to all schools so as to have a safe learning environment for our children.”

Paul Okoye Didn’t React To Break-Up Rumour On Facebook-Publicist Tells Popular Blogger


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Last week, there were widespread speculations that the P-Square brothers were splitting, which have drawn reactions from their fans and some celebrities as well. The social media platforms have also not stopped buzzing with various comments on the issue. In all, none of the singers have reacted to the tales.

It would be recalled that the elder brother of the duo, Jude Okoye, had posted on his social media page with Twitter that “After over 10yrs of hard work, it’s over. [I] am done,” which fueled the rumour in the first place.

Yesterday, news hit the blogosphere that one of the brothers, Paul Okoye, reacted to the rumour, going by a Facebook post by a purported account run by Paul. “After the storm comes the calm. Hoping for better days ahead as one family. God’s intervention,” the said Facebook account had said.

In our fact finding mission, after Nigeriafilms.com spotted the said posts, we contacted P-Square’s publicist, Bayo Adetu to confirm if Paul Okoye actually posted the said response on the internet.

Mr. Adetu informed us that Paul Okoye does not operate a Facebook account

Nigeriafilms.com also found out that two separate accounts on Facebook purportedly run by the singer made the posts. The first one with the name, Paul Okoye (P-Square), made the post on April 20 just as the other account (Paul Nonso Okoye). The two accounts have same picture profiles. 

Boko Haram Pays Recruits N500,000, More If Your Bomb Kills Many – Niger Gang


Boko Haram recruits members, not just from Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, it also gets recruits from Niger Republic who it pays N500,000. However, their pay is raised should their bombs kill more people in Nigeria, the BBC has said.

The teens, when they are enlisted, are given Tramol [an opiate drug], marijuana and alcohol. They break into houses for cash; sometimes beat people for money, and steal their animals for food. They gather again for their opium and drinks.

Though the recruits, barely in their teens, do not like the sect and its activities, they said they took to violence as being students they have no jobs and are poor.

The BBC documentary on Boko Haram, entitled ‘Niger hit by Nigeria’s Boko Haram fallout’, yesterday focused on young boys of a Niger Republic border town with Nigeria, Diffa. In their hangout, the gang explained their association with the sect.

“They have paid 500,000 Nigerian naira ($3,085, £1,835) to those of us who followed them over there. The rest of us, here, we give them information. When they come, we inform them about what’s going on, what the security forces are up to. If they tell you to set off a bomb and it succeeds, if it kills a lot of people, they will pay you a lot of money,”one of the young men said.

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Five members of this gang in Diffa, near the border, have joined the group; two have since been killed on operations, he said.

But the ideals for which Boko Haram is fighting – the imposition of strict Sharia, an Islamist caliphate and the banning of Western education – hold no interest for the gang, the report continued.

One of the gang members said, “Boko Haram Islamist militants from Nigeria regularly come across the border, looking for recruits. We can’t contact them, they come to us.”

The documentary showed about a dozen gang members in a tiny, dark room, built with local mud-bricks in the town, with a couple of home made stools and weights for them to exercise just outside the door.

Already, Nigeria’s neighbouring countries – Niger, Cameroon and Chad – are fearful that the group’s insurgency may spill over to their borders.

The Diffa government believes that the emergency rule in place in north-eastern states of Nigeria has not changed anything over the last year.

“It has radicalised Boko Haram more than anything else and generated other gangs and groups of bandits,” one official said.

Asked if they agree with Boko Haram’s reason for fighting, the gang answered in unison: “No. We only do it for the money.”

The boys who do not share the Boko Haram ideology of opposing anything western, were reportedly in skinny jeans, bright coloured T-shirts and shiny chains – like those seen around the necks of American rappers on music videos.

“Their attitude and brand new clothes make them stand out when they walk down the dusty streets of Diffa. The fashion style is clearly inspired by Western consumerism rather than Islamist militancy,” the report said.

“The gang members agreed to talk to us on the condition that we would not reveal their identity.

“We break into houses for cash; sometimes we beat people for money, we steal their animals so we can eat and then we gather up and take Tramol [an opiate drug], smoke ganja [marijuana] and drink alcohol,” one said.

“We have no jobs; some of us are still at high school but we need money. Violence has become a form of work for us.”

The young gang members also showed BBC a stash of machetes, knives, knuckle-dusters and traditional axes. They also claimed to have firearms and grenades but refused to show them.

Boko Haram has also been attacking the Niger region, an official told the BBC, adding that several attacks allegedly planned by the sect on the country’s territory have been foiled over the last months; and dozens of men suspected to have links to the group have been arrested.

Niger’s customs and national guards patrol along the porous border every day but the report said the Nigerian soldiers are yet to join the joint border patrols with their counterparts from Niger. The trading post of Krikri is seeing many Nigerians arrive seeking safety adding that some have relatives on the other side of the border.

“We know that Boko Haram members come across the border, but we are watching them closely,” Diffa government representative Inoussa Saouna, says.

“Just last December, we arrested two dozens of men – we believe they were planning to kidnap the regional governor, the military zone commander and myself.”

Military police, customs officers, as well as national guards conduct daily patrols along the porous border to mitigate the threat, BBC said.

“On paper, the border is supposed to be secured by joint patrols with soldiers from both countries. However, they have yet to start.

“Niger’s security forces are receiving training, logistics and intelligence support from both the US and France. Most of the border between Niger and Nigeria is naturally drawn by the Komadougou Yobe River.

Niger has a growing refugee crisis but without camps, which the authorities are reluctant to allow, fearing they could become new targets, or worse, recruitment centres for Boko Haram. [As reported by Vanguard]

Dencia acquires brand new 2014 Range Rover Evoque


Dencia is sure living like a queen. she got herself a new range rover evoque yesterday. she shared the above photo with the caption ‘I did some retail Therapy yesterday & she came in 2day #2014RREvoque lol Vs chilling in my kitchen today waiting 4 Her!!#superCharged #PaidCashlikeAQueen’

Apologise To Victims Of Nyanya Bombing, Abduction, Rep Tells Jonathan


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Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to apologise to families of victims of Nyanya bomb blast and parents of the 234 students abducted at Government Girls College in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.

She also urged the Federal Government to seek internal and external help in efforts to checkmate the acitivites of the Boko Haram sect.

Dabiri-Erewa, while speaking im Lagos, at a “Girls in ICT Day” workshop, said the apology became necessary because the President chose to engage in political rally in Kano State in the face of these incidents.

Dabiri-Erewa, who represents the Ikorodu Constituency of Lagos State, in the House of Representatives, said she was worried that there was no compassion in governance in Nigeria anymore, considering the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan to participate in a rally in Kano, a day after the bomb blast that claimed the lives of innocent Nigerians.

She described President Jonathan’s visit to Kano to sing and dance a day after the Nyanya bombing and on a day 234 girls were abducted in Borno as insensitive, callous, pre-posterous and annoying.

She called on President Jonathan to apologise not only to the families and victims of the Nyanya bombings, but also to the families of the abducted girls and all Nigerian women.

Dabiri-Erewa also called on all mothers to be united and mobilise in demanding and pleading for the release of the abducted girls.

She noted that the need for Nigeria to seek outside help had become necessary, following continued attacks on Nigeria by the Boko Haram sect.

”There are Nigerian experts on security in diaspora that could be contacted/consulted by government to assist.

”The recent bombing in Nyanya, an outskirt of the Federal Capital territory and the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Borno has shown that efforts by the nation’s security do not seem to be working effectively.

”The fight on terrorism is yet to curb the insurgency situation in Nigeria and such huge security challenge cannot be allowed to continue.

”Nigeria needs assistance even from security experts accross the globe that must not necessarily be Nigerians,” she stated.

The lawmaker decried the abduction of innocent little girls by the Boko Haram sect and appealed to them to set them free.

According to her, as long as Nigeria can no longer guarantee the safety of its young ones, there is need for wider consultations.

”The little ones are the hope and future of this nation. We cannot sit and watch them being destroyed daily,” she further stated. [Vanguuard]

Lagos Govt Restates Commitment To Al-Mustapha’s Prosecution


Al-Mustapha-FasholaAmid speculations that the Lagos State government is no longer interested in following up on the murder trial of Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer (CSO) to the late dictator, General Sani Abacha, the Lagos State government yesterday said it will pursue the case to a logical conclusion at the Supreme Court.

The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ade Ipaye made the State government’s position known while addressing journalists during the 2014 Ministerial Press Briefing held at the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

Mr. Ipaye added that the process of appeal had been instituted at the Appeal Court and had from there moved to the Supreme Court.

He reaffirmed that the state is taking the necessary legal steps to ensure diligent prosecution of the matter and approached the Supreme Court after the appellate court refused to entertain the matter on technical grounds.

Recall that in July 2013, the Court of Appeal in Lagos discharged and acquitted Al-Mustapha and Lateef Sofolahan from the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola.

The judgment of the appellate court overturned that of the Lagos High Court which sentenced both men to death by hanging, thereby signaling an end to a dramatic case that spanned 15-years.

“It’s A lie”- Harrysong Denies He Ever Said He is a product of incest


Beta Pickin crooner, Mr Songz, has denied reports gone viral that his parents are siblings. Harrysong reportedly in an interview with Yes! magazine, said he’s an only child because his parents split after finding out they were related by blood. Harrysong allegedly said in the interview:

My father and mother are actually brother and sister. They gave birth to me before they could realize that. It was a big abomination, so they had to separate. Even, they attempted to kill my father in that village but he fled, because in Warri where I come from , it is a taboo. They termed it incest.”

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2015: A/Ibom PDP Zones Governorship Position To Eket Senatorial District, Passes Vote Of Confidence On Jonathan, Akpabio


Goodluck-Jonathan-PDPThe Akwa Ibom State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday zoned the 2015 governorship position to Eket Senatorial District.

A communique issued at the end of the party’s State Executive Committee meeting held yesterday, in Uyo and endorsed by the state chairman of PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo and made available to newsmen, said the party had zoned the governorship position to Eket Senatorial District without prejudice to the right of any other aspirant from other senatorial districts to vie for the governorship position come 2015.

According to the communique, the exco unanimously passed a vote of confidence on President Goodluck Jonathan and called on him to contest the 2015 presidential elections.

It also passed a vote of confidence on Governor Godswill Akpabio for the unprecedented way he has turned around the fortunes of the state through the uncommon transformation programmes of his administration and his continuous support to the president and the party, both at the national and state levels, and urged him to accede to the request of the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District to represent the zone, and indeed, the state in the National Assembly in 2015.

The meeting, however, berated the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, who it saud visited the state recently and inaugurated “a sectional and unknown support group in favour of our dear president without bothering to pay any courtesies to the state leadership of the party”.

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Security Forces On The Heels Of Abductors Of Borno School Girls, Says FG


soldiers-The Federal Government said yesterday security agencies are still conducting searches to rescue the female students abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen from Government Girls Secondary Schol, Chibok, Borno State.

Senate President David Mark described the abduction of the girls as “embarrassing and sacrilegeous”.

Speaking with State House Correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku said: “The abduction of the girls, that itself is a national tragedy that young girls of school age could be abducted in our country in 2014. It is unimaginable, nobody even in our wildest imagination that a group of people under whatever guise will take hostage of young girls who are just in the school to write exams.

“This is indeed very painful. From the President and all of us we have been going through a lot of anguish. It is almost like a story out of this world. It goes to show the level of depravity, lack of human feeling that is going on in this clime of terror in this country.

“The security forces are still on the heels of these kidnappers and every efforts are being deployed. Unfortunately we are not fighting a standing army. The work of defeating terror is for us to be united. And for us citizens who have information that can lead to fishing out these girls and other criminals in the system to give that information”.

Mark in a statement by his chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, said he could only imagine the harrowing experience of the students in the hands of their captors as well as the mental and psychological torture of their parents and guardians.

The senate president pleaded with the captors to allow wise counsel to prevail by freeing the school girls.

He stressed that no rational being could justify the abduction of the children whose only offence is that they chose to go to school to better their lot and contribute to the socio-economic and political development of their fatherland.

Mark said: “The situation is fast degrading and devaluing us as against the age long cherished love for younger persons.

“It is a sad commentary and a terrible assault on our psyche as a people. In the good old days of Nigeria, this was a taboo and unarguably unheard of”.

He canvassed for synergy among security agencies to do all that is needed to rescue the girls from their captors saying that the worsening situation is making a mockery of our nation.

Size Matters: Why Large man-hood Could Lead To Marital Infidelity


Men who take great pride in having large sized man-hood believing it brings s*xual satisfaction to their female partners might want to think again as a recent study has shown that women are likely to cheat because of the pain and discomfort associated with big man-hood.

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The study which was conducted by a team of researchers from the U.S. and Kenya also found that married women whose husbands have longer, erect man-hood but are being denied their preferred s*x position are more likely to cheat on their men.

Other factors which triggers infidelity in women include, domestic violence, younger age, and lack of s*xual satisfaction.

The study which was published in Plos One, an online journal sought to investigate the predictors of extra-marital partnerships among women married to fishermen.

545 married couples from 33 beaches along Lake Victoria, in Kisumu County, Kenya were used for the research with a total of 1090 structured interviews and a total of 545 women married to fishermen were enrolled to participate in the structured interviews with an average age of 24, with mostly primary level education.

The findings of the research showed that ‘in the perspective of women, large-sized penises are associated with extra-marital partnerships possibly due to pain and discomfort during s*x’.

This is contrary to men’s perspectives that have caused them to do all sorts of things to augment their man-hood sizes. Some have even insisted on penile enhancement against medical advisories that their penises are within the normal size.

“This is probably because of the received and popularized fallacy equating a larger man-hood with masculinity. This thinking needs to be progressively corrected, especially in the light of results such as this from women who are supposedly the main beneficiaries of penile enhancement outcomes,” the research stated.

My Mother-in-law Keeps Interfering In My 20-year Marriage [Advice Needed]


A woman’s 20-year marriage is on the verge of breaking because her mother-in-law is too possessive of her son. Good relations within one family are important, but to what extent?

marital-and-couples-therapyI think my mother-in-law is after her son. The trouble started 15 years ago, when we invited her for omugor [the assistance mothers render their children during the birth of grandchildren]. The first thing she suggested was that I leave my matrimonial bed and share the visitors’ room with her. I refused to to that because I didn’t see the need for it.

My husband and I are well-educated, and there is nothing we had not done to please her. She is still collecting the rent for the house we built in the village. We presented her with a car. She is on the monthly salary, and even when my husband lost his job, I made sure still received the money.

My husband is one of her eight children, and they all do relatively well, so we ensure she doesn’t lack anything.

But it seems that the more we try to please us, the more she hates us. At first, her hatred was directed towards me, but when she learnt that my husband also does not support her behaviour, she started disliking him, too.

Now, she wants to destroy him, to see him begging for his brothers’ help. She has gone from one place to the other because of us. All she wants is to see our marriage of 20 years go down the drain, and all because I refused to obey her evil commands. What do I do?

 

By singling out Buhari for commendation, over his later day, tainted, saintly letter, amounts to insulting our intelligence by the IGP


By singling out Buhari for commendation, over his later day, tainted, saintly letter, amounts to insulting our intelligence by the IGP. This greek letter cannot wipe out his former bloody body language. Such commendation if the IGP was sincere should go Abdusalam, former head of State, Fearless Col Umar and political Marwa

Boko Haram Threatens To Kill Parents, Abducted Girls If Search is Not Stopped


Soldiers and vigilantes are still hunting for the Islamist fighters holding the schoolgirls hostage

As Reported by Punch Nigeria:

Grieving parents of the abducted 234 female students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, (GGSS), Chibok in Borno State took the initiative in the search for their own kids.
The parents, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed that they had received threats from Boko Haram members with their willingness to kill them and their children if they continue the search for the abducted students.
Speaking on the Hausa Service of the Voice of America, monitored in Kaduna on Tuesday, they said that at least 100 okada riders (commercial motorcyclists) were hired by parents to intensify their search but without succes.
According to the girls who escaped the captivity, the Islamists took the hostages to Borno’s Sambisa Forest area, but the okada riders who scoured the forest far and wide claimed that they could not find their children.
It was also reported the reason that made the okada riders to leave the forest was Boko Haram’s threats to
eliminate both the parents and the children.

The parents fiercely criticised the failure of the authorities to locate and rescue their children.

However, referring to the aggrieved parents, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, urged them to remain calm and prayerful, assuring that the girls would soon be found.
The Senator representing the area, Ali Ndume, reproached the authorities, saying it was unfair that those in power live peacefully while other people always faced danger and pain.
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Husband Of Late Christy Essien-Igbokwe (Nigerian’s Lady Of Songs) Remarries


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Husband of late singer Christy Essien-Igbokwe, popularly known as Lady of songs, has remarried to a woman allegedly in her 40s.
Traditional wedding of widower, Chief Edwin Chukwunenye Igbokwe, was held on Saturday April 19, 2014 and the white wedding took place in two days on Monday April 21, 2014 in Anambra state.
It was revealed that his children haven’t attended the wedding. Because of inner family matters his first son Kaka moved out of his house and they haven’t spoken since.
It was disclosed that newlyweds have been close friends before the marriage and both have attended
Christy’s memorial.

NSA to quiz Governor Nyako over controversial memo


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There are indications the the Federal Government are set to interrogate governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa following his controversial memo to Northern governors.
Nyako had sent a memo to the governors accusing the Jonathan administration of aiding terrorism in the country and harbouring an agenda against the North.
The memo which was sent on April 16, described the president as incompetent and unable to stop the menace of Boko Haram currently ravaging many parts of northern Nigeria.
According to the Punch Newspapers, the investigation is being coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser and it will be supported by the police, the State Security Service and the military.
Read the Punch report below:

A security source, who confided in one of our correspondents, said that security agencies were looking at the possibility of meeting Nyako on Wednesday (today) after the governors’ meeting with the President on security.
He, however, said that there were doubts that the security agencies would be able to quiz Nyako on Wednesday as the expanded security meeting might not end on time.
According to him, security agencies are also considering meeting him on Thursday, but
the Northern Governors’ Forum will also meet  that day.
Our correspondents gathered that Nyako had not received any invitation from either the NSA office or any security agency on the planned probe.
But the security source, who confided in one of our correspondents,  stated, “ If we can’t meet him this week, latest next week we will definitely  quiz him.
“We have not fixed a definite time. All I can say for now is  that he cannot escape security interrogation. He is not above the law.”
It was learnt that the Presidency was considering the security implication of Nyako’s letter, which the government thought was capable of inciting the military.
A Presidency source stated, “There is no way Nyako will not be probed. It is only an unserious government that would not examine the grave allegations contained in the letter. There is no way that such a thing would be allowed to go like that.
“One thing the Presidency and other security agencies will like to know is who is behind Nyako. As a well trained military officer, who was a former Chief of Naval Staff, Nyako knows the implication of what he has done.”
It was gathered that security agencies  were working on the fact that the governor was not acting alone as there could be other people supporting him.
The Presidency source said, “When Nyako talks about the North, which  North is he referring to? Is he referring to the Boko Haram North? Is he referring to his cabal in the North? Is he talking about the almajiris; the poor in the North?”
It was learnt that the Presidency was being diplomatic about the probe in order not to attract sympathy for the governor.
The SSS could not be reached for comment. Its spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, did not respond to calls to her phone. Also, she did not respond to a text message.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, could also not be reached for comment. Calls made to his phone indicated that it was not available.
But when contacted, Nyako expressed readiness to submit himself  for  a probe over the contents of his letter to his northern colleagues.
Nyako, who spoke through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Ahmad Sajoh, said the issues raised in the letter were germane.
He said “The issues we raised in the letter are germane. It is an open secret, a known fact that these people (insurgents) operate mostly at night in our state and we are supposed to have a night time curfew in place under the state of emergency.”

FIFA Lifts Barcelona Transfer Ban


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* FC Barcelona players can now feel a relief after FIFA lifted their suspension ban

World football governing body, FIFA, early this morning suspended its ban on Barcelona Football Club after the Spanish team lodged appeal against the ban.
According to a statement on FIFA official website, the Catalan club will now be able to sign players in the summer transfer window following their appeal against the punishment.

The Catalans were initially banned from signing players for the next two transfer windows for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.
Based on this latest development, the suspension has now been put on hold until a final decision on their appeal has been taken.

“The club Barcelona have lodged an appeal before the Fifa Appeal Committee against the decision of the Fifa Disciplinary Committee that sanctioned the club for breaches relating to the international transfer and
registration of players under the age of 18. Together with the appeal, the club requested that its appeal be granted suspensive effect,” an official statement reads.

“In this respect, the chairman of the Fifa Appeal Committee, Larry Mussenden, took into consideration the sanctions imposed against the club, the complexity of the matter, the start date of the next registration period – 1 July 2014 – and the fact that the Fifa Appeal Committee does not seem in a position to take a decision on the main issue early enough so that an eventual appeal of the club against its decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport would still be decided before the beginning of the next registration period.

“Consequently, the chairman of the Fifa Appeal Committee considered that the appeal lodged by the club is to be granted suspensive effect.

“In view of the foregoing, the chairman of the Fifa Appeal Committee assures that proper and adequate appeal proceedings will take place and, at the same time, that all rights of the club will be respected,” the statement read.
Fifa says panel chairman Larry Mussenden took the decision because the case was unlikely to be resolved before the July 1 opening of the next transfer window.
Barcelona has pledged to pursue a further challenge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport if, as expected, it loses the initial appeal at Fifa.
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“My parents found out they were brother & sister after I was born” – Harrysong reveals



In a shocking revelation, singer,Harrysong told Yes Magazine that he is the product of a brother/sister union… ..When asked why his parents didn’t have other kids after him..He said..

” It’s just that after my dad and my mum gave birth to me, they separated and went their different ways. So, my father got married to another woman and also my mother to another man. They separated because I was given birth to by two relations. My father and mother are actually brother and sister. They gave birth to me before they could realize that.Well, I learnt that when my mother was alive, she met my father. Then she was still in school and they were in the same class and the same village. But she didn’t know that they are closely related. So, I was born based on what our villagers regarded as abomination and therefore they had to separate. Because it was a big abomination, so they had to separate. Even, they attempted to kill my father in that village, but he fled, because in Warri where I come from, it is a taboo. They termed it incest.”

“This is the most gangsta mugshot of all time” – Godwon replies haters over his past as a burglar…


Lmao,talk about not throwing stones at glass houses if you live in one.Last week, Rapper Godwon blew the lid on his former friend, Sinzu.He claimed Sinzu is the thief in the surveillance video put out by the US Police..(Here). Sinzu’s fans blasted him for breaching the street code”Don’t be a snitch”
Sinzu denied it but a previous mug shot shows he has been booked for possession of firearms in the past …

While Godwon was running his mouth, his own past was dug up and it was discovered he too was arrested for stealing candy from a store..
Now, instead of being sorry, he claims it’s a gangsta move..I guess in the rap world, this means street cred..Lol
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See Godwon’s mugshot below..He says it’s the most gangsta mugshoot of all time..Seriously?

Sinzu’s below

Spiritualist threatens to expose Boko Haram sponsors (PICTURED)


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A spiritualist in Adamawa has claimed to know the sponsors of terrorist sect, Boko Haram and has threatened to expose them if the attacks carried out by the group don’t stop.
Alhassan Mohammed Goni, a.k.a. AMG is said to have also stated that he constantly received premonitions of the sect’s attacks but he was not in a position to stop them.
Alhaji Goni, while giving the terrorists a deadline of 2 weeks to cease and desist, expressed sympathy for President Goodluck Jonathan.
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He said having been disturbed by the bloodletting and seemingly inexorable hostilities by the group, he deemed it fit to come forward, and warned that if those behind Boko Haram fail to change their ways, he will soon expose them.
Goni added that among those sponsoring Boko Haram activities are top politicians and traditional rulers with the sole aim of causing confusion in the country.
He said he was aware of the various nocturnal meetings held by the sect before launching
attacks but was not able to curtail their attacks as he had not been permitted to do so.
“My vision always tells me whenever the Boko Haram are about to launch attacks but I was always incapacitated to stop them because I was not given express permission by the authorities to do so; but through my intervention, the intensity of the attacks is minimal”, he said.
Goni said though the present administration is facing security challenges, the president will weather the storm because he means well for the country.
He condemned the recent bombing in Abuja and urged government to take more security measures like mounting of CCTV cameras.
He called for the probe of the Chinese company handling the installation of CCTV cameras in Abuja, adding that the contract should be revoked and handed over to a more competent company.
Goni also called for more attention to agriculture as a major source of employment opportunity and the need for local government autonomy to fast track grassroots empowerment.
“Government should also look at ways of giving employment to civilian JTF in the armed forces, police and other para military organizations so that they can continue to actively contribute their quota in protecting their father land”, Goni said.

Mentally unstable’ man arrested with human parts, N4 million in Edo State


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A man who claimed to be mentally ill has been arrested in Benin, Edo state after some human parts, the sum N4 million and a gun were found on him.
It was gathered from residents that the man lived in a makeshift tent for two years under the pretence of being mentally unstable.
According to one of the landlords in area,  Pa. Onaiwu, he said sometimes the man behaved funny, especially at night.

“This man sometimes behaves funny. In the afternoons, you see him bathing naked, behaving like a mad man.
“What really disturbed us was the influx of dead bodies in the area. And the horrible things about the bodies are the missing heads and private parts.
“The last person he ‘killed’ was a woman. He removed her head and private part.
Nobody will ever believe that the man is not mad with the way he behaves.
“I believe someone saw him dumping the body on the road and informed security operatives. God is not sleeping and this man should pay for his sin.”

Reports say the police spokesman Moses Eguavoen said he had not being briefed of the arrest.
He said: “I believe it is being handled by the Department for State Security (DSS).”

Police Torture Update: Treat And Compensate The Victims – Women Group Tells Police


Women under the aegis of Women Arise have threatened a mass protest against the Nigerian police if their demands concerning the two women who were recently tortured by a police officer in Lagos are not met. Though the officer has been identified and going through interrogation, the women group says, they won’t allow the police to treat this like a family affair. Firstly, they want one of the women who sustained internal bleeding from the torture treated by the police and adequately compensated. Secondly, they want the officer who brutalised them to be dismissed and punished accordingly. The group threatened that if all their demands are not met, they will not hesitate to storm the streets and protest against the police force because there must be an end to police officers abusing and intimidating helpless Nigerians.

Nigeria Military aiding Boko Haram – Former PDP Chairman, Ogbeh


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Second Republic Minister and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Monday, indicted the nation’s security forces over the recent abduction of several secondary school girls at the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

According to him, the continued dastardly operations of the Boko Haram sect in northern parts of the country was a shame to the nation’s military.

The former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) told Nigerian Tribune in Abuja, that it was embarrassing for the nation, which prides itself as the giant of Africa, to have its security forces allow criminals go on killing spree unabated.

“It is embarrassing and shocking, very strange to me; where were our security forces when these evil men were operating? They successfully abducted the school girls without security forces challenging them. What of the soldiers? What of the check points mounted on those roads? Where were the security posted to the school when the abductors operated for several hours?, he quipped.

“I begin to suspect foul play within our security system; the authorities should begin to look inwards, the system should be overhauled immediately to put a stop to the madness. It is only in Nigeria that such a thing can happen. Even in a war situation, you don’t touch women and children, but reverse is the case here, as our children and women are always the target,” he stated.

Chief Ogbeh, a former Communications Minister, also tongue-lashed the security forces for misleading the nation and the entire world that the abducted school girls had been rescued while it was untrue and they were actually still missing.

“Can you imagine that nonsense? They lied to the whole nation that the abducted children had been found. I watched the school principal on the television the other day saying that it was not true as claimed by the military authorities and that the children were yet to be found.

“They watched the children being abducted unchallenged and later lied that they had been found; who is fooling who?”

He commended the efforts being made by the troubled Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, in ensuring that the remaining missing school girls were found.

Ogbe further charged Nigerians to pray for their quick release and for God to put an end to the senseless killing of innocent citizens by the Boko Haram sect sects.

 

We Will Not Kill Abducted Girls ONLY On One Condition:Boko Haram Insurgents


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According to Voice of America, the suspected members of the Boko Haram have threatened to kill the parents and the students if the parents and soldiers continue with their search in Sambisa Forest.

One of the parents told the VOA that “we are seriously disturbed about the abduction of the innocent children. We, the parents, have decided to raise some money to fuel 150 motorbikes to enter the forest in search of our daughters.”

Parents of some of the abducted girls have headed into the forest in a desperate search for their daughters. One of the fathers told the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that he was willing to die in the forest in an attempt to free his daughter.

A group of parents have raised money to buy fuel and water and have moved into the forest with a local vigilante group to search for the girls.

The Nigerian Air Force, the Nigerian Army, the police, vigilante groups and volunteers are all involved in the search for the schoolgirls.

The school principal, Asabe Kwambura, and parents of the abducted girls had disclosed that the missing girls were 234 in number.

“We are calling on the government to do everything possible to track these people and save our daughters from them. They should not allow our daughters’ dreams to be shattered by these murderers.

“They took away our daughters and our nieces and we fear for their safety in the hands of these merciless people that take delight in killing and destruction,”one parent said.

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