Protesters defy Thai military rulers’ warning


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Protests mainly prompted by social media are occurring in Thailand’s capital Bangkok despite warnings by the country’s new military rulers.

The generals overthrew the government on Thursday after months of confrontation between the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the royalist establishment.

Al Jazeera’s Robert Kennedy, reporting from Bangkok, said several hundred protesters gathered in front of a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in the city’s central business district, where soldiers with riot shields met them.

Chants of ‘Aok bai!’ (Go away) rang out loudly through the cheering and jeering crowd, as soldiers sternly looked on.

Pushing and shoving broke out but there was no serious violence, Kennedy said.

‘I think this coup is so bad,’ said a woman who asked to be identified only as Urai to protect herself. ‘The government was good and Red Shirts are good. These soldiers are bad.’

At the same time on Sunday, the military began meetings with the leaders of state and private commercial organisations, senior officials of the commerce, finance ministries and business leaders.

Officials from the Energy Ministry, oil trade and transport companies were due to meet military officers later in the day.

The army has also asked 18 newspaper bosses to a meeting on Sunday, presumably to receive directions on supportive coverage.

‘From now on, the army will focus on solving the country’s problems,’ a senior military official said on Saturday.

‘The army would like to be in power for the shortest period they can. They want to make sure the country is really getting back to normal without any resistance.’

Army’s warning
Power now lies squarely in the hands of army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his military government known as the National Council for Peace and Order, and their priorities appeared to be stamping out dissent and tending to the economy.

‘We would like to ask all people to avoid gathering to stage protests because it’s not a usual situation for the democratic process,’ Winthai Suvaree, the deputy army spokesman, said in a televised statement.

‘For those who use social media to provoke, please stop because it’s not good for anyone. For media, they should be careful about speaking, criticising or doing anything that causes damage to any party, especially civilian, police and military officials.’

Critics say the coup will not end the conflict between the rival power networks: the Bangkok-based elite dominated by the military, old money families and the bureaucracy, and an upstart clique led by Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck’s brother and former telecommunications tycoon. ALJAZEERA

Jonathan was not booed in South Africa, says Presidency


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The Presidency has denied media reports that President Goodluck Jonathan was booed in Pretoria during the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma for a second term in office over his perceived mishandling of the case of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State.

Briefing State House correspondents late on Saturday on arrival from South Africa, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, described the reports as untrue.

Abati said the reports fit into an ongoing attempt to throw just anything at the present administration in an attempt to discredit it.

‘It is unfortunate on our arrival, I read one or two reports alleging that the President was jeered at the inauguration ceremony.

‘This is absolutely untrue and those who are peddling that kind of misinformation are being unfair, they are being uncharitable and it fits into an ongoing attempt to throw just about anything at this administration in attempt to discredit the administration.

‘If anything, what we saw and witnessed in South Africa is that the people of South Africa showed much appreciation of President Jonathan’s presence at the inauguration ceremony and President Jonathan received great hospitality in terms of the response from the people.

‘The whole world recognises that the challenge that we face in Nigeria at the moment in relation to the abduction of the girls and the challenge of terrorism; yes the outrage is shared both by Nigerians and other people all over the world but the world also realises that terrorism is a global challenge and this administration continues to show a great resolve to deal with the problem.

‘The momentum is on and you know the message from government is that, government is saying categorically, ‘No to Boko Haram’, ‘No to terrorism’ and the people of Nigeria are calling on the terrorists to release the girls.

‘Government is saying that it will do everything within its power, explore all options, leave no stone unturned to ensure that our girls are brought back.

‘In that regards, there is a meeting of minds and Nigerians can be very sure that President Jonathan is really committed to this effort to ensure that the girls are brought back and safely too.’

YAHVCP SUPPORTS THE DEMAND FOR THE RETURN OF THE ABDUCTED CHIBOK GIRLS


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The abduction on April 14 by Boko Haram of over 200 girls from a public secondary school in Chibok – a small town in Borno State – has sparked global outrage. Widespread condemnation has come from far and near and almost the entire world is following the horrendous situation in Nigeria as a result of daily coverage by the international media. Together with a big campaign that has taken off on social media sites (twitter and facebook) under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, protests and demonstrations have been held in several cities within and outside Nigeria.

The Youths Against Human Rights Violation And Corrupt Practices (YAHVCP) supports the demand for the return of the abducted girls. The pain and anguish of the parents and families of the girls can only be imagined

Kenneth Uwadi

 

Sex-for-Job-Video: My story, by female banker (MUST READ)


 *Nnamdi, the suspect

*How suspect lured 12  victims to bed, blackmailed them with nude photos —Police

Two years ago, the media was awash with stories on  the gruesome murder of 25-year-old Cynthia Osokogu, daughter of a retired general, inside a hotel room in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos State by  friends she met on  the facebook   social network.

Today, some individuals still engage in using the social media  to commit  criminal activities. The latest  is the arrest of a 32-year-old graduate of   the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State,  Iweka Chigoziem Nnamdi, by policemen at Ajah  Division, Lagos.

Penultimate week, in Saturday Vanguard,  we published how the suspect, who allegedly posed as prominent Nigerians on the face book, used  the medium  to woo his unsuspecting victims, mostly  women, through the offers of job and business opportunities.

When people applied, he would  select only the females, married and single, and invite them to a hotel where the purported interview was scheduled. However  he would  identify himself as the agent or personal
assistant to the prominent Nigerian that has the job and  demand for sex , with a promise to facilitate the application.

But unknown to the victims,  a hidden   camera  is  activated once the ceiling   fan is switched on, records all the fondling and sexual activities, at the end of which the   suspect  would  blackmail  them, with a threat   to post  their nude pictures and videos on the internet if his demand for money  was not met.

He  allegedly succeeded in blackmailing about 12  married women. The last straw  was said to be an encounter with a 27-year-old   female banker identified simply as Judith.

A close friend of the banker, who spoke  on  the condition of anonymity,  narrated the story: “ Judith is presently a  shadow of her former self  because of Nnamdi’s mischief. This is because she got information about  her sex video on the internet from close friends.

She met the suspect who posed as Mike Adenuga  on the internet and was convinced  because of Adenuga’s   photograph. They got chatting; at  a point, she accepted an invitation to meet him in an  hotel two months ago. But when she got there, she met Nnamdi   who   identified himself as Adenuga’s P.A and   told Judith that she   would have to go through him to see his boss.

One thing led to the other and she found herself in bed with him. But she got the shock of her life when Nnamdi called her on  phone to pay some money into his account, threatening to post  her  sex  video on the internet if she didn’t  cooperate.

Judith   called his bluff but was shocked when Nnamdi  made  good his threat by first posting photographs  on the internet .   Judith was yet to recover from the shock   when Nnamdi  went ahead to download  the video of them making love on her  facebook timeline. About 325 of Judith’s facebook friends watched the video.

“The video cost her, her five years relationship. After that, Nnamdi   kept calling and threatening to post  the second  sex video on the internet if Judith did not pay him.   It was at this point that she reported the case to policemen at Ajah who asked her to play along , in the process of which he was arrested”.

Laptops containing videos  and pictures of different women were said to have been recovered   by policemen during a search of the   suspect’s apartment in Ikota Villa  Estate, Ajah.

Police sources said about  12  victims contacted on phone revealed that they were married women, with some of them lamenting that the scandal  destroyed their marriages.

One of them(names withheld), who spoke with   operatives on phone   when asked to come and testify,was quoted to have said: “ I do not care if he has been arrested, killed or alive because   the harm has already been done. Can you imagine that scoundrel sent a video of  me and him on bed to my   husband? Today, I have been sent out of my matrimonial home. Of what use is my coming to testify? Will that restore my marriage?”

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, who confirmed the suspect’s arrest, narrated:  “The case was reported to the police on April, 20, 2014. The complainant alleged that the suspect chatted with her on  the facebook for months until he invited her to hotel in Ajah, under the pretence that he was Mike Adenuga, the Chairman of Globacom.

When Nnamdi finally met with the victim on March, 14, 2014, he chatted with her and finally convinced the complainant to have sex with him. Unknown to her, the suspect had bugged the hotel room with camera. So while they were having sex, the entire action was being filmed.

“After this affair, the suspect started sending threatening text messages to her, demanding she pay various sums of money to him, otherwise he would send the nude pictures to her friends and colleagues at her office. He also sent a GTB bank account number into which she was to pay.

“After his arrest on April, 21, 2014, in an  hotel at Ajah and following interrogation, police recovered the suspect’s laptop in which he had  quite a number of sex pictures and videos of the complainant and also a host of other victims. He made a  confessional statement to the effect that he did all that police recovered  in his laptop, his BB and Techno phone.

On his laptop, police discovered that he had a list of prominent Nigerians such as Mike Adenuga;  Pius Ayim Pius; Nwabara  Adolphus; Van Vicker, a Ghanaian actor; and  Joy Nnwedu, among others. He had been using these images and names to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians. In fact, he has broken marriages as confirmed  by our investigations.”

The suspect, according to her, has been charged to court  on  an  eight-count charge, informing that the case comes up tomorrow ( May  26) at  Court 6,  Tinubu, Lagos State.

According to the police spokesperson, the suspect  was as  “cool as cucumber” after he was arrested, smiling like he had not committed any crime.

Source: Vanguard

JOS BOMB BLAST: I regret being a Nigerian — Victim’s daughter


What is your name?
My name is Nkem Chidebelu. I am a student of the University of Jos. My mother, Monica Chidebelu, died in the bomb blast. She was 62 years old.
How did you know your mum was affected?
I was at the main campus when it happened. I heard some people saying that the blasts took place near the Jos University Teaching Hospital, and that was close to where my mum sold oranges and banana. She moved to that place when they chased them away from the previous spot she occupied. When I wanted to come down to the blast scene, one of my lecturers restrained me and told me to calm down. Later my twin sister told me about the blasts. We went to several hospitals to look for her but we did not find her. There were also conflicting reports in some hospitals.When we described her, we were told some people had come to claim the body. But we later found out it wasn’t true. We prayed and hoped that she would be alive. But none of us could sleep that night. When we finally started asking people who also had shops at the railways side of the terminus, we got more clues because they said they knew my mum. They told us to check the

Plateau Hospital Mortuary.

How did you eventually find and identify your mother’s body?
We saw her at the Plateau Hospital. Although her clothes were burnt, some were still hanging on her neck, while her hair was not burnt. I recognised a piece of her cloth, because we had called home to ask what colour and type of cloth she wore. I also recognised her ear rings because I bought them for her.
What went through your mind when you recognised her?
I fell on the floor and wept profusely. Others in the mortuary were also wailing. I cried so much because I made her promises which I cannot fulfil now. Despite recognising her clothes, we were still hoping that it would not be her. But when my dad came, wore hand gloves and turned her body over to show her face, the reality finally dawned on us. Every one of us was wailing. Her body was completely burnt. It was like a roasted chicken. I don’t know how to describe it. My dad is a strong man. Inside his heart, he was weeping, but you know as a man, he couldn’t cry out then, but the tears filled his eyes, and his lips and body were shaking. He moved out of the room and asked them to carry my siblings and I home.
What do you think about the incident?
Let me be honest, I don’t want to lay blames but the security men in that area are not good at their job. I remember that some people said the security people came with a bomb detector after the first blast. They could have at least gone round to check properly, but they did not do that. Many other people I know were affected. My neighbour and her baby died. The baby’s head was severed and the mother’s body was mangled. Also, I would say the government is not trying. Sometimes I regret being Nigerian. Government should do more to protect us because Nigeria has enough resources to do this.
Source: The Punch

Why I sold my baby for N430,000 – 22-year old mother (PHOTO)


22 year old Chinelo Huma, has been arrested by the Enugu State Police after she sold her one-month-old baby for N430,000 .The baby was sold to 43-year-old Ugochukwu who has been unable to conceive.
Chinelo told the Sun:

“I am a prostitute. When I became pregnant and it was close to nine months, my boyfriend rejected it. I decided to sell the baby. When I gave birth on April 13, 2014, one lady whose name is Maria Asomba, arranged for the baby to be sold to Mrs. Nkechi Ugochukwu, and she paid N430, 000, but Asomba gave me N150,000.When the police arrested Ugochukwu, I told them I didn’t want the baby again, because I already have two children and my mother is taking care of them.

Ugochukwu said..

“I have been barren for years and I needed a child. My husband’s kinsmen have been maligning and making jest of me because I don’t have a child. I borrowed N430,000 to buy the child; my husband is aware of the baby. The baby was brought to me on April 17, 2014. When I took the baby to my compound all my neighbours congratulated me over the new baby; policemen came and took the baby from me. I don’t want my money back. I need the baby. I have named the baby Chinasa and I am already planning to dedicate her in church.”

Chibok Abduction: Military Closing-in On Boko Haram


Indications, yesterday, emerged that the military was closing-in on the abductors of school girls from Chibok, Borno State.

According to information available to Vanguard, massive deployment of troops, intelligence sharing between Nigeria and neighbours, as well as support from Britain, France and the US are yielding positive results.

“We have made significant progress,” Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mike Omeri told Vanguard.

According to him, the efforts of officers and men of Nigeria’s defence forces as well as the police and the Department of State Service, DSS, were paying off.

Omeri, who is also the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, added, “The very nature of the sensitivity of what we are doing demands that we provide information only on a need to know basis. That is why some of the posers you have raised, I would not be able to yield”.

Omeri however hinted, “By God’s grace, we are looking at a matter of days”.

“We are already winning the war against terror because when you look at the activities of our defence forces, including the police and the DSS, especially the number of attempted bombings that have been thwarted, you will agree with me that we are winning the war.

“The total attention and focus of the military on this war gives the confidence that by the time this chapter in this war is over, Nigerians would be pleasantly surprised and happy.

“Already, our troops are smoking the terrorists out of their hiding places.

“For instance, one of their hideouts in Darazo, Bauchi State, has been bombed repeatedly and they are now on the run.

“The support we are also receiving from our foreign partners has upped the tempo and we are confident that soon, very soon, the parents would have their children back and, by God’s grace, in safe and sound health.

“We are closing-in on them. But there is a limit to what I can volunteer,” Omeri said.

Investors Unperturbed By Insecurity In Nigeria – Okonjo-Iweala


Insurgency in the northern part of Nigeria has not discouraged foreign investors from exploiting the myriad of opportunities in the country, as a new set of foreign investors have expressed interest in the economy.

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala disclosed this recently, saying not less than 25 foreign investors have signified interest to make significant investments in Nigeria notwithstanding the deadly activities of Boko Haram, a militant sect prosecuting a campaign of terror in northern region.

According to the finance minister, who briefed journalists on the outcome of Nigeria’s participation in the 2014 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB), all the investors wanted was an assurance that the macroeconomic stability would be maintained.

“We had a meeting with Standard Bank, the next thing they told me was that there were 25 investors, portfolios and that they wanted to ‘meet with you’. We had to organise a meeting with 25 portfolio investors, most of them from the US and the UK. And what they had to tell us was that we (should) maintain the macroeconomic stability, they were not talking about the insecurity which shocked me because the bulk of their questions were focused on the economy. Our economy is resilient, they want to know: Are we going to keep steady? In the face of the coming elections, would there be pressure on the military expenditure? What trajectory?,” she said.

Okonjo-Iweala, who noted that the investors did not raise any concern about the insecurity in Nigeria, said that the insurgency was temporary as the country would prevail at the end.

She also stated that the investors believed the Nigerian economy was so strong and resilient that it would weather the security challenge.

“They believe Nigeria will overcome the security challenge. They believe this is a temporary thing. They believe that the economy is strong and that it would weather all these insurrections.

“They believe that the Nigerian government will prevail at the end and that is why they are staying because of the yields on our bonds. Our Eurobonds yields there are holding very steady. We have our yield at 4 and 5 per cent, which is good. It’s not just that they are talking, there are evidences. If they don’t believe in us they would start selling and pull out,” the minister said.

“For the country, this has been an encouraging meeting in terms of the significant interest.

“As you hear everywhere Nigeria was mentioned as the largest economy in Africa; I think this is really playing very well to our advantage and it’s making investors, no matter what happens, to still want to stick with us. So we need to build on it and continue to make sure that we have a steady performance of the economy because people are looking at performance, they are not looking at television sound bites.

“May be if there is a perception on TV and all that but there is what investors see; the reality they see is a steady economy with sources of growth. Of course people will look and see and say this part, there will be some impact from low activities in the North-east, but it is going to be made up by increased activities all over the rest part of the country, remember that is just a small part of the country,” she added.

Update: Jos explosion was a failed suicide bombing attempt


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According to reports, the explosion that rocked Jos, the capital of Plateau, yesterday was a failed suicide bombing.
The bomb was said to have detonated prematurely before the bomber could reach his target destination, a football viewing center.
Reports have it that the explosion occurred near a man’s residence and both he and his son were injured. Three people, including the attacker, are said to have lost their lives.
This is the 3rd bombing incident in Jos in less than a week, the previous one causing the deaths of over a hundred people.
Nigerian Eye reports:

A source close to the scene told one of our correspondents that, “The suicide bomber wanted to attack a viewing centre where Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid fans were watching the UEFA Champion League final.”
Although information about Saturday night’s blast is still sketchy, the bomb was said to have been planted in a car, near a car stand where some youths were watching the match.

The sound of the blast, according to eyewitnesses, reverberated round the city and was heard around Angwan Rogo area of Jos North, behind the temporary site of the University of Jos. The sound was, reportedly, so loud it shook most buildings around the area. It was heard as far as Bukuru in Jos South, about 12 km from Jos.
A resident, Sani Mudi, who lives around Bauchi road told our correspondent that all the residents of the area rushed out of their houses, trying to fathom where the bomb exploded.
The spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, Mrs. Felicia Anselm, confirmed the blasts. Another police source confirmed the bomb exploded at a television viewing centre, where some youths were watching the match.
“It is really a bad situation, the source said, adding, “but the details will be known by day break.”

Ibrahim Babaginda’s Foster Mother Dies At 101


Hajiya Sefiya Hassan Akere, the foster mother of former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has passed away.

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According to report she died after a brief illness on Thursday, at about 3 pm at the family house along Kuta Road in Minna, Niger state capital.

This was disclosed by one of her children, Alhaji Dattijo Aliyu, the Director General of the Niger state Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Chairman of Niger Tornadoes Football Club, Minna.

While eulogising the memory of his mother, Aliyu said that during her life time, Akere was mother to all, adding that her house was always filled with children, both those that were her biological children and those that belonged to other people.

The late Akere, aged 101 was survived by the former military leader, Babaginda and a retired assistant comproteller General of Immigration.

The deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites and a three day fidau prayer held today at the family residence along Kuta Road Minna by 10am.

Jos Blast: Decaying Corpses Secretly Buried Yesterday


Scores of people, who died in Jos twin explosion dating back to May 20 were secretly buried yesterday as the Plateau State government was not able to preserve the unclaimed corpses in the hospital mortuaries.

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File photo: Scene of Jos twin explosion. Photo credit: AFP

While there was no official announcement about the burial, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) official and the Plateau Specialist Hospital director confirmed the information to Premium Times. According to the data provided, the explosion victims were buried along Maingo road in Jos South LGA.

It would be recalled that two days ago we filed the report about the fact that the hospitals’ mortuaries were not sufficient enough to keep all the corpses and that some of them, mostly women and children, were spotted lying on the floor.

The alarm over importance to conduct mass burial was allegedly raised on Friday, after the corpses had decayed causing putrid smell in the area near the Specialist Hospital. According to the sources, in fear of possible danger and health implications it was decided to bury the bodies.

The Executive Secretary of SEMA Alhasan Barde revealed that another mass burial would be carried out on Monday.

Newly Crowned Chief Caught Vandalizing Car In Lagos


Ifeanyi Nwigwe who was recently given a chieftaincy title in Mbaise, Imo State is now cooling off in police detention after he was arrested in Lagos for robbery.

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Ifeanyi Nwigwe

As one of the respectable men in Mbaise, Ifeanyi was crowned the Aku enwe ebe 1 of Ezinihitte Mbaise  (money is not restricted to any town) by the community.

Ifeanyi who had been on the wanted list of the Lagos State police command, was arrested alongside his relative, Vincent Emezuem and both men are now in the custody of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos.

Upon interrogation, both men admitted to having vandalized hundreds of cars in Lagos and other states.

Disclosing how he ventured into the criminal act, Ifeanyi said while learning the trade of auto parts business, he discovered that most of the goods sold at Ladipo market were stolen. He therefore decided to cut corners by learning how to get those cheap motor parts from the right source.

“I discovered that those who were supplying these stolen motor spare parts were driving cars and building houses. I briefly learnt from one Martin, how to successfully vandalize cars undetected. So, sometime in 2010, I went into full vandalization. Initially, our target areas were in big churches where they park cars carelessly without any security man ensuring the safety of the cars.

“It was becoming risky, so we started working at night and I discovered that for every successfully operation, we will almost leave with a bag full of motor spare parts. These include motor top gasket which we normally sell to dealers at the price of N10,000, N15,000 or even N20,000 depending on  the content. Others are side mirrors, the head lamps and so many other things that are in hot demand in the market. In Nigeria, there is much demand for Toyota and Honda products, so we concentrate on these two brands,” Ifeanyi said.

But he ran out of luck when he was caught in the act on May 11, 2014, vandalising a car in the Ojo area of Lagos.

Check Out Omotola’s Cute Selfies In Cyprus


Nollywoood diva Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is still in Northern Cyprus, where she yesterday received an achievement award.

Although the official part of the ceremony is over, Omo took to Facebook to surprise her fans with cute selfies made probably the next day.

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Photo: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

The Nigerian actress tenderly referred to as Omosexy was warmly received not only by the officials and students of the university where she delivered motivational speech, but also by the locals fans, who got chance to take image with the beautiful actress.
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Photo: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde with fans in Nothern Cyprus

It just proves once again that it is impossible not to love Omo!

Revealed: Why Chibok Girls Don’t Speak English


People have been asking questions why the school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok community, Borno did not communicate in English in the interviews they granted.

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Some of the Chibok school girls who escaped

One of the freed schoolgirls, who did not give her name, disclosed that one of the reasons why they’ve been speaking hausa in the interviews is because of the trauma they are going through. They feel the Boko Haram insurgents are still watching them so they switch to Hausa, the dominant language in the North without realising it because the insurgents hate anything that has to do with Western education and the ability to speak the English language is an indication to them that one has Western education.

According to report, one of the reason for this situation is the poor standard of education and the quality of teachers in public schools across the state.

English language is secondary as most of the teachers in the rural areas and the students prefer speaking their own dialect either in the classrooms or during school hours.

It was also gathered from one of the teachers in the school, Mr. Amos Dawi, that Chibok and other schools in the state have no English or Mathematics teachers.

Rarely would students from JSS I to SS III have these teachers throughout their stay in school. In fact, most of these students are not taught English properly from year one to their final year,” he said.

He added that the students share a part of the blame as they are more devoted to farming than their education.

An educationist, Dr. James John attributed the poor quality of teachers to lack of training and retraining of the teachers by the Borno State Teaching Service Board.

A student named Yakubu Iliya said the teachers were to blame because if the ones who are qualified do not take their work seriously as they are hardly ever supervised by ministry officials.

The Chibok girls reflected the quality of teachers in public schools in Borno State. Over 95 per cent of students in public schools in the State cannot express themselves in English, although, their written English is reportedly better .

Nicki Minaj shows off cleavage in low cut dress (See Photos)


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Sultry singer, Nicki Minaj is ecstatic over the success of her latest single, “Pills and Potions” which is receiving massive airplay even in Nigeria.
The star stepped out to celebrate with friends at LIQUID in Las Vegas and she gave an eyeful of cleavage to all who cared to notice.
Nicki rocked a nude coloured dress with lace trimmings that was so low cut, it looked like her breasts were going to fall out.
Is she hot or what? More photos below:

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‘Bird-turned-woman’ finally handed over to her family in Lagos


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The family of an elderly woman, who was said to have transformed from a black bird into a human being, has finally been able to secure her release.
The woman was saved from being lynched in the Ajegunle area of Lagos after she was accused of being a witch.
She was said to have confirmed the accusation by claiming that she was on a trip back to her home base in Ibadan after a coven meeting but that her powers had failed.
However, her sons surfaced days later and said that their mother was no witch but she had somehow managed to leave their home in Iju-ishaga.
She has been handed over to her son and daughter-in-law by the police in Lagos.
Leadership reports:

Lagos State police command has handed over the woman who allegedly transformed from a bird to a human being in Ajegunle area of Lagos on Wednesday to her family.
There was speculation that three birds were flying and one fell on a moving vehicle and
transformed to an old woman, along Ojo Road. Hundreds of spectators gathered around the woman who the crowd wanted to attack before she was saved by the traditional ruler of Layeni community, Bale Rafiu Olayeni.
The woman who is above 80 years old was later handed over by the police authority to her son and his wife at the state police headquarters, Ikeja.

#BringBackOurGirls: President Jonathan Booed By South Africans


President Goodluck Jonathan who is currently in South Africa for President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration and talks on the security situation in Nigeria was booed to #BringbackOurGirls.

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President Jonathan arriving South Africa with the first lady, Patience

As President Jonathan arrived at the Union Buildings, where Zuma’s inauguration was taking place, he was greeted with shouts of ‘bring back our girls.’

Jacob Zuma, was inaugurated for a second term on Saturday, May 24 in a ceremony marked by dance, prayer, a 21-gun salute and air force flyovers.

President Jonathan was among other African leaders who gathered in the Union Buildings, a government complex in the South African capital of Pretoria, for the event.

The African leaders in Pretoria will also hold informal talks on the security challenges being faced by Nigeria.

PHOTOS: Oyo State Governor’s Daughter Attends Kim & Kanye’s Wedding In Italy


 

Oyo State Governor’s daughter, Abisola Ajimobi- Daisi yesterday attended Kim and Kanye’s wedding in Florence, Italy. Abisola was pictured with Malika and Lala Anthony, Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian’s besties before Kim’s wedding rehearsals Friday night. This is not the first time Abisola will be spotted with Lala Anthony. See more fun pictures of them after the cut.

 

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Photos: Toyin Aimakhu’s Growing Baby Bump


Toyin was spotted at a recent fashion show with her growing baby bump. This is not the first time Toyin will be getting pregnant, so we join our faith with hers that, God will see her through this and we say big congrats in advance to her. See another happy photo of her after the cut.

Real Madrid Wins 2014 UEFA Champions League


Real Madrid has become the winner of 2014 UEFA Champions League having beaten Atletico Madrid with the score 4-1.

Interestingly, the clampions’ title was almost in the pocket of Atletico players, as on the 36′ minute of the game Diego Godin with his header put the team ahead.

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The score didn’t change until the end of the game, when Sergio Ramos opened Real’s victorious series of goals in the extra time following his double in the semi-finals.

Thus, the game became more stressful for both teams, with the added time. With ten minuted remaining Bale scored the goal which gave Real Madrid the title.

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Still it was not over: inspired by the brilliant performance of the team, Marcelo scored before Ronaldo, who also claimed the record for the most strikes in a Champions League season (17th goal of the campaign), Goal. com reports.

Congratulations to the winner!
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Very Soon Parents Will Have Abducted Girls Back — FG


There were strong indications that Nigerians troops and intelligence together with the support from Britain, France and the United States came closer to rescue Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram.

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According to an exclusive interview with the Coordinator of National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, over 200 girls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, on April 14, may be rescued soon.

Mike Omeri disclosed that the efforts of officers and men of Nigeria’s defence forces as well as the police and the Department of State Service (DSS) were paying off.

“We have made significant progress,” he said.

Omeri who is also the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) stated: “The very nature of the sensitivity of what we are doing demands that we provide information only on a need to know basis. That is why some of the posers you have raised, I would not be able to yield.”

However, when Omeri was reminded that the parents of the abducted girls have been waiting for all of 40 days to be rescued, he hinted, “By God’s grace, we are looking at a matter of days.”

The Coordinator of National Information Centre is sure that they are already “winning the war against terror.” “When you look at the activities of our defence forces, including the police and the DSS, especially the number of attempted bombings that have been thwarted, you will agree with me that we are winning the war,” he said.

“The total attention and focus of the military on this war gives the confidence that by the time this chapter in this war is over, Nigerians would be pleasantly surprised and happy.

Already, our troops are smoking the terrorists out of their hiding places,” Omeri noted.

According to Omeri, “one of their hideouts in Darazo, Bauchi State, has been bombed repeatedly and they are now on the run.”

Further, Mike Omeri said that the parents of the abducted girls would have them back very soon.

“The support we are also receiving from our foreign partners has upped the tempo and we are confident that soon, very soon, the parents would have their children back and, by God’s grace, in safe and sound health.

“We are closing-in on them. But there is a limit to what I can volunteer,” he added.

YAHVCP Condemns Coup in Thailand


Thailand’s military has seized control of the country and suspended the constitution. This is the 12th coup in Thailand since 1932 .The head of the army, General Prayuth Chan-ocha in his televised statement said the takeover was necessary “in order for the country to return to normality quickly”. He added that the army, armed forces, air force and police  seize power to help “reform the political structure, the economy and society”.

Prayuth cited a 1914 law – when Thailand was not a democracy, but an absolutist monarchy – giving the army the right to step in during crises. He said the military was acting to prevent chaos and clashes between rivals, and that it would “bring back peace and order to the beloved country of every Thai as soon as possible.”

The Youths Against Human Rights Violation  And Corrupt Practices (YAHVCP) strongly condemns the Thai army’s seizure of power and urges General Prayuth Chan-ocha to immediately return full civilian control of the Thai government, release government and opposition representatives taken into custody, and rescind the nationwide order of martial law,. Once civilian rule is restored, the caretaker government should proceed with plans to hold national elections as soon as possible, so that the Thai people can legitimately determine a solution to the political crisis at the ballot box.

Signed

Kenneth Uwadi

‘Bird Woman’ Sons Deny Mother’s Witchcraft Accusation


Two men who identified themselves as children of the accused woman who allegedly transformed into a bird on April 21, Wednesday in Ajegunle area of Lagos state have denied accusation that their mother is a witch.

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Apparently, the octogenarian who was almost lynched by a mob after confessing to being a witch, according to the two men is said to be have had been missing from home and even lived with them in the Iju Ishaga area of the state but had wandered off some days ago and they had been looking for her only to be shocked on how she got to Ajegunle.

The two sons were said to have gone to the Area B Command Police station on Thursday where she was taken to after seeing their mother’s picture in the newspapers.

A policeman at the command said, “This morning (Thursday), two men came to the command claiming that they were the sons of the woman. The men said their mother was not a witch and were very angry with the manner the rumour was spreading.

“They said they were shocked that youths could attack an old woman in her 80s and they were even asking for justice because the woman sustained bruises on her head.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide who had warned Nigerians against taking laws into their hands said the woman was not a witch as spoke on her realease saying:  “Yes she has been released to her son. The family said due to her old age, she was very ill and was brought from Ibadan to Lagos to stay with one of her sons.

“The woman’s daughter-in-law said she went to buy drugs for her nearby, but by the time she returned home, the woman had left the house.”

The traditional ruler of Layeni Community, Bale Rafiu Olayemi, who prevented the woman from being lynched by the mob before the arrival of the police also did not believe the story as he described the report of the bird turned into a woman “unbelievable and impossible”.

MADUMERE PROPOSES PANACEA FOR NATIONAL UNITY AND COHESION


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Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has described Indigeneship-citizenship dichotomy as the bane of Nigeria’s unity and cohesion.

Speaking to a cross section of  Nigeria Community in Houston Texas, United States yesterday, Friday, May 17, 2014, he expresses fear over the continual problem of tribal and ethnic sentiments in various sections of the country.

While allaying this fear, he said the factors under consideration have remained debilitating factor in socio-economic and political development of Nigeria, saying that the age long hydra headed monster has continued to bedevil the unity and cohesion of Nigeria as a Nation.

However, Imo Deputy Governor called on politicians and people to exercise restraints and play down in their inciting words especially as it concerns words that divide us the more.

He further call on the the attention of spirited Nigerians at the ongoing National Conference while calling for focus on the National interest rather than sectional or ethnic interest, which will further widen the gap in National cohesion.

Imo Deputy Governor posited out that the strength of the country lies in its diversity and different cultural variables while giving instances of great countries of the world that were able to manage diverse cultures and races to their greatness.

Prince Madumere said he does not see the reason every Nigerian cannot contest election wherever he has lived for a long time in any part of the country without being discouraged with either religious, ethnic and tribal sentiment, thereby calling for a serious sanction against those still playing such primordial politics.

His words; “Can you imagine where somebody would have spent the rest of his life working and contributing his quota in a particular city in the country and he wakes to seek a position to contribute more, somebody somewhere realizes he is of another tribe, ethnic group or one religious excuses. I strongly stand against it and call on every other well meaning and patriotic Nigerians to not only condemn it but fight against such.”

For those of at the leadership position, Prince Madumere called for caution in what is brought into the game of politics saying what is thought to have been won may have been a great loss to Nigeria project. Hence, he called for understanding across party lines to eschew politics of exclusion by beginning to consider whosever that has lived in a particular place for a certain period to be considered a member of that community and should enjoy whatever every indigene enjoys in return.

Imo State number two citizen called on Nigerians in Diaspora to take it as a project to work towards a national cohesion by seeing every Nigerian as Nigerian and not to be judged by either tribal and ethnic sentiment. He called for total abrogation of the word indigeneship in the Nigeria polity for a better cohere and progressive Nigeria.

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Stephen Keshi, Daniel Amokachi, Elderson Echiéjilé Sign On as Pepsi Ambassadors


The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested a 400-level history student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Efe Joshua Amadin, for his involvement in Facebook scams.

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Amadin was arrested by detectives attached to the Area ‘B’ Police Command for using a beautiful white woman’s picture as bait to dupe people who are interested in meeting wives or lovers through interaction on the social media.

A police source disclosed that although Amadin said he began the facebook scam two months ago, he had not made any money yet from the illegal business.

The suspect who resides at Wilmer Crescent, Olodi- Apapa, a suburb of Lagos, told police that the gang has four members, one of whom is Olanrewaju, who he said introduced introduced him into the business. He alleged that the gang provided the picture of the white woman known as Diana and used the picture to attract suitors who were interested in getting married to her.

The suspect swore that his family did not know that he was involved in the scam. He said the intention was to swindle unsuspecting members of the public of their money. The source also said that the police would go after the remaining gang members.

He said the area commander, ACP Ndubueze Innocent Anene, has ordered his men to flush out all criminals in the area and bring them to book.

Stephen Keshi, Daniel Amokachi, Elderson Echiéjilé Sign On as Pepsi Ambassadors


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KD BLOG can exclusively reveal that Pepsi has signed Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi, as well as assistant manager of the national football team Daniel Amokachi and Elderson Echiéjilé as its new ambassadors.
The Pepsi Samba Party is currently taking place at the Spice Route, Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Current Pepsi ambassadors Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Lynxxx will be performing at the event.
Guests in attendance include Eku Edewor, Daddy Showkey, Chee, Sean Tizzle, and Chidinma.
Osaze Odemwingie who is also an ambassador was scheduled to attend but canceled to spend time with his wife and new son.

Coup In Thailand As Military Takes Over


Thailand’s military has seized power in a bloodless coup, dissolving the government, suspending the constitution and dispersing groups of protesters from both sides of the country’s political divide who had gathered in Bangkok and raised fears of a violent showdown.

The powerful army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced the military takeover in a stunning statement broadcast on national television.

It was followed by additional announcements, including a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 5am and an order for top government officials — including the ousted prime minister — to report immediately to the country’s new governing military commission.

There was no immediate sign of soldiers patrolling central Bangkok, but troops dispersed the two protest sites where competing groups were camped out — one backing the ousted government and one that had struggled for six months to unseat it. There were no signs of resistance or reports of violence.

Long lines formed at the city’s elevated train and subway stations as panicked office workers tried to rush home before the curfew.

Flanked by the heads of the armed forces, General Prayuth said the coup was launched “to quickly bring the
situation back to normal, to let the people have love and unity as in the past, and to reform the political and economic systems — and to grant equality to every side.”

An army spokesman later announced that it had dissolved the caretaker government and suspended the constitution, but said the Senate would remain in place.

The pivotal developments came after General Prayuth declared martial law on Tuesday, in what he called a bid to resolve the crisis.

A day later, he had summoned the country’s rival political leaders for face-to-face talks. After two days of talks, the meeting failed to break the impasse.

Shortly before the coup announcement was made, armed soldiers in military vehicles surrounded the military facility where the politicians were meeting, apparently to block those inside from leaving.

Many of the country’s highest-profile figures were summoned for the meeting. They included the acting prime minister — who sent four Cabinet ministers in his place — and anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, as well as Suthep’s rival from the pro-government Red Shirt group, JatuP0*n Prompan.

Reporters at the meeting said Mr Suthep and Mr JatuP0*n were escorted out of the meeting by soldiers.

A government official, Paradorn Pattanathabutr, contacted shortly after the coup announcement said that the four ministers attending the meeting were still being held by the military.

“The rest of us who are outside are still fine and in the safe places.

“However, the situation is very worrying. We have to monitor it closely and don’t know what else can happen,” he said.

Former Malawian Minister commits suicide after losing election


A former Deputy Minister of Local Government, Godfrey Kamanya (pictured above) reportedly committed suicide today May 22nd, barely a day after the Malawi elections results started filtering in showing that he’d lost the parliamentary seat he was competing for in the 2014 Tripartite elections.

According to local news report, Mr Kamanya shot himself around 3:30 this morning at his house in Area 10, Lilongwe after losing the Lilongwe Msodzi North Parliamentary elections this week.

 “We had to break the door to his kitchen where he had locked himself up,” Kamanya’s friend also a member of Banda’s People’s Party – told Zodiak broadcasting.

In the suicide note, the former minister reportedly said he took his life because of misunderstandings related to politics and outlined how his wealth should be distributed to beneficiaries. Police are currently investigating
the incident.

Actress Halima Abubakar shows off banging figure in mini dress (PHOTOS)


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Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar is definitely one person who believes that if you’ve got it then you just have to flaunt it.
The curvy star showed off her generous backside and a long slice of leg in this black and white dress.

UN Blacklists Boko Haram As A Terror Group


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The United Nations blacklisted and imposed sanctions on Boko Haram as an Al-Qaeda-linked terror group Thursday, a month after it claimed the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.

The designation, which was immediately welcomed by Britain and the United States, came into effect after no objections were raised by the Security Council’s 15 members.

The move subjects Boko Haram to UN sanctions, including an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban.

The group, which was created 10 years ago, demands the creation of an Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria. Their attacks have left thousands dead since 2009.

US ambassador Samantha Power hailed the move as “an important step” in support of Nigeria’s efforts “to defeat Boko Haram and hold its murderous leadership accountable for atrocities.”

Nigeria, criticised by the United States for failing to react quickly enough to the rise of Boko Haram, had asked the Al-Qaeda sanctions committee to blacklist the group and impose sanctions.

“It is significant step,” Nigerian ambassador Joy Ogwu told reporters in anticipation on Wednesday. “The important thing is to attack the problem and that is terrorism,” she added.

Experts question whether sanctions will have any real impact on a group based in a part of Nigeria that operates on a cash economy.

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the kidnapping in mid-April of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria which sparked international outrage.

The imposition of UN sanctions was recommended last Saturday at a conference in Paris that brought together Benin, Britain, Chad, Cameroon, France Niger, Nigeria and the United States.

The United States and a number of other countries have already designated Boko Haram as a terrorist organisation in an attempt to cut off any overseas funding for the group.

Power said the United States would continue doing everything possible to help bring back the kidnapped schoolgirls and to work with the government of Nigeria to eliminate Boko Haram.

“The Security Council has helped to close off important avenues of funding, travel and weapons to Boko Haram, and shown global unity against their savage actions,” she said in a statement.

In the last five weeks, Boko Haram has stepped up attacks outside the northeast, worst affected by the insurgency, leading to fears of an escalation of violence across the country.

Hours before the girls’ kidnapping, the group bombed a crowded bus station in the Abuja suburb of Nyanya, killing 75. A copy-cat bombing at the same location on May 1 left 19 dead.

On Tuesday, two car bombs ripped through a busy market within 20 minutes of each other in the central city of Jos, killing at least 118, in Nigeria’s deadliest such attack.

Nigeria has concentrated on a mainly military response to Boko Haram.

More than 2,000 people, most of them civilians, have been killed this year alone as a result of the violence and the military’s response, according to human rights and monitoring groups.

Critics have called into question the military’s reliance on conventional tactics to fight an enemy waging a guerrilla war and urged “soft power” strategies to be used at the same time. [AFP]

Crime Rate In Amuwo Odofin Alarming – Council Chairman


Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos, Mr. Ayodele Adewale, Thursday raised the alarm that the local government had become a haven for robbers.

He spoke while debunking claims by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP, Umar Manko that the fake military officers paraded recently were working for Amuwo Odofin Local Government.

Adewale lamented the increasing spate of armed robbery attacks on residents in the area, saying Governor Babatunde Fashola’s in-law was recently attacked at her Festac residence, while Mr. Akorede Oyedele was shot on his way from mosque at Mile 2 Estate.

“Mr. Oyoma Edewor was killed by a police officer attached to the Area E Command, while Chief Vincent Obianodo, CEO, Young Shall Grow Motors, lost his driver and orderly in an attack in Festac Town,” he added.

He wondered why the Police had not found a lasting solution to the crime wave in the area, “which has led to residents now living in fear and some moving out of the area.”

The Chairman noted that the local government did not habour fake military officers and would never have cause to do so.

“It is on record that we have a cordial working relationship with the armed forces including NSCDC, the Nigerian Army, Navy, Police, Department of State Services, DSS, and other security apparatus, as well as paramilitary personnel such as the Man O’ War, the WAI brigade, the Red Cross, among others,” he explained.

He claimed the Police Commissioner did not only misinform unsuspecting public, “but also portrays traces of campaign of calumny by some mercenary and bad blood on the good image of this present administration in Amuwo Odofin.”

Boko Haram To Be Treated Like Al-Qaeda


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France, yesterday, declared that the Boko Haram sect will be treated like Al-Qaeda, as the sect continues unleashing terror in Nigeria.

French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, who made the declaration in Abuja said his country would not hesitate to offer intelligence support, pointing out that collective effort was needed to tackle insurgency.

He made the remarks while speaking with newsmen at the reception organised by the Chinese Embassy to mark the assumption of duty of the new ambassador to Nigeria, Gu Xiaojie in Abuja.

“As a matter of fact, we live in a situation that is very different from what happened before. Before, we had international network and people on ground and each with a local course, the connection now is much simpler to establish.

“Therefore, we believe the mobilization against Boko Haram should be the same as the mobilization we have seen before against al-Qaeda and for the same reason.

“These people cannot stop; it will only be getting worse and (it) has to be dealt with collectively. It is well known that a lot of connections are existing among a kind of dark side of globalization, where you can find drugs, money and people,” he said.

Labriolle said his country offered to assist in finding the missing girls because “Boko Haram problem is not only a Nigerian problem but a regional and international problem.

“As for the girls, the idea is to localise where they are; this requires intelligence. What can be done in Nigeria on the ground will be done by Nigerians, not by us. What we can do is to help in intelligence. Locating 200 girls is both easy and difficult, depending on the size of the population of a country,” he said.

29 Killed By Boko Haram In Borno Village


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No fewer than 29 people were killed in Chukungudoua village of Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State when some Boko Haram terrorists laid ambush on Wednesday, morning.

A resident, Mallam Bakura Mustapha Alhaji told newsmen that the attack occurred barely 10 days after the withdrawal of troops from the village.

Chukunguduoa village, predominantly Kanuri and Hausa extraction is a border community between Gamboru and Kala Balge council areas of Borno and Cameroon Republic and about 174 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the state capital.

The gunmen, according to Vanguard’s sources stormed the village at about 11am on Wednesday when most residents were on their farms and opened fire on harmless residents, killing 11 people, while 18 of those who were charmed against gunshots were crushed by the terrorist’s vehicles.

Another source said, after killing about 29 people, many residents of the village also sustained gunshot wounds and are now receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Cameroon Republic.

He said the whole buildings in the village were completely razed down with only three structures remaining untouched by the attackers, while the 29 dead bodies were still lying on ground as most of the villagers who were supposed to bury them according to Islamic rites all ran away from the village. They are taking refuge in Gamboru Ngala and other neighbouring villages of Cameroon.

“As I am talking to you now, we have counted 29 dead bodies on the streets, out of which, 18 were crushed down by vehicles while 11 have gunshots wounds on their bodies. The whole houses and shops were razed down, the village is deserted with no presence of security operatives.

“Some of our people have fled to Gamboru Ngala council area, while others fled into neighbouring Cameroon villages. Please I am appealing to you to tell government about the situation we found ourselves in. It is really shocking,” 76-year-old Mallam Jidda Yaro Mamadu said.

Some terrorists had earlier in the month invaded Gamboru Ngala Main Market, killing over 300 people, while two weeks ago, over 200 members of the terrorists group were killed in three villages of Kala Balge Council area by residents after all the weapons used by the terrorists failed to work/operate in the botched attack.

Although Wednesday’s attack could not be independently confirmed, a security source however told Vanguard 29 people were indeed killed.

“Yes we received a message that one of the border villages in Gamboru Ngala was attacked by some group of terrorists on Wednesday morning killing 29 people, while the entire village was set ablaze by the insurgents.”

Chibok Abduction: I am Not Slow – Jonathan


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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, condemned in strong terms the insinuation by some Nigerians that he was slow in bringing back the abducted girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

He stated this while addressing the protesters from #Bring Back Our Girls campaign group in Abuja.

He said he was not slow in acting because he was in constant discussions with security chiefs on a daily basis as well as having constant consultations with regional and global partners on the terrorist threats.

According to him, the Federal Government took action from the first day the girls were abducted, and directed the security services to go after the abductors, noting that the search for the girls had now assumed regional and global proportion and that Nigeria had received strong support from neighbouring countries and the international community, including the United States, China, the United Kingdom and the entire African continent.

“It is wrong and most unfair to suggest that there has been slow reaction to this kidnapping. From the very first day this occurred, the Federal Government took action directed our security services to go after the abductors. The search for our daughters has now assumed regional and global proportion and our nation has received strong support from neighbouring countries and international communities

“We are working hard with other nations in order to secure the release of the girls as soon as possible”, the president said.

Members of the president’s cabinet, who met the protesters include: Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, FCT Minister, Bala Muhammed, Minister of State, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, Minister of Environment, Mrs. Lawrencia Laraba-Mallam, Minister of Niger-Delta, Mr. Darius Ishaku,Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, Senior Assistant to the President on media, Dr. Rueben Abati and the Senior Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Dorun Okukpe among others.

In the speech read by the Minister of State FCT, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, the president further explained that federal government as part of efforts to rescue the abducted girls had mobilized all resources, military and diplomatic in the search for our girls.

He added that the security forces also had reached out to the Borno State government and community members for support and collaboration to bring back the girls, adding that the search for the girls is receiving support.

“So far, the search for our girls is on and is receiving global support. Nigeria in collaboration with Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin republic have all agreed to establish a single centre for sharing intelligence on the activities of terrorist across our national boundaries. Apart from those efforts in the public space, the President said federal government had initiated consultations with so many stakeholders to explore alternative matters of resolving this crisis.

“As commander in chief, I meet with security chiefs almost daily and is in constant consultations with regional and global partners on this terrorist threats. As early as January 23 2013, I asked the world help in tackling terrorism, I later met with President Obama during the United Nations Assembly meeting in September 2013, where also I requested for the support of the United States of America.

“Government belief we must all come together to fight terrorism and that protest should be directed to the terrorists who have abducted our girls. Our security men are among the best trained in Africa, they are making so much sacrifice in the fight against terror,” he said.

Responding to the president’s speech, one of the leaders of the group and former minister of education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, said the group felt disappointed for not meeting with the President stating that none of the issues raised in their letter was addressed in his speech and sought for another audience with him, describing the meeting as a colossal missed opportunity.

“Let Mr. President know that none of the issues raised have been addressed. We actually felt sad at the missed opportunity, there is a colossal missed opportunity but citizens that gathered here today are citizens who are saying, we do not want any fractious fight against the common enemy. That we want a united fight.

“We are not the type that you should be telling about the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan. We will demand from President another opportunity of a meeting of addressing the issues that citizens have put before our commander in Chief. We seek the opportunity of a united nation inspired, mobilised and sincerely spoken to and we want to have that discussion and end to terrorism,” she posited.

Alison-Madueke, NNPC Challenge Lawmakers’ Powers To Probe Alleged N10bn Private Jet Scam In Court


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The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, yesterday, instituted a fresh legal action against the two chambers of the National Assembly, challenging their powers to probe allegations that she spent N10 billion on chartered private jets.

The Minister filed the suit on a day the House Committee on Public Accounts invited the her, the Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, and Federal Airports Authority, FAAN, to appear before it on June 15 to explain their roles in the alleged N10 billion jet scam.

Others invited were the Managing Director, MD, of Pipeline and Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPPMC, Mr. Haruna Momoh, Vistajet International Limited and other stakeholders.

Specifically, the Minister, in the suit prayed the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to go ahead and determine whether by virtue of the provisions of Sections 88, 89 and 214 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the legislature or any of its committees are legally and constitutionally empowered and/or competent to personally/physically probe or conduct investigation into allegations of fraud or other criminal activities said to have occurred in agencies under the supervision or control of the Ministry of Petroleum, when agencies exist that are legally and constitutionally empowered to carry out or conduct such investigations into alleged fraud or other criminal acts and prosecute offenders on conclusion of their investigations.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/346/2014, Diezani and NNPC, through their lawyer Chief Mike Ozekhome(SAN), insisted that the National Assembly lacked the constitutional powers to summon or investigate allegations of fraud against the Minister of Petroleum.

Consequently, Ozekhome urged the court to issue an order restraining the Assembly, whether by themselves, servants, staff, committees, privies, proxies or any other persons howsoever called, from summoning the applicants or any agencies under the applicants’ supervision or control, to appear before them for the purpose of giving evidence and/or producing any papers, books, records or other documents, which relate to the unpublished official records of the applicants, without the consent of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The applicants further prayed the court to grant a perpetual injunction restraining the legislative House, whether by themselves, servants, staff, committees, privies, proxies or any other persons howsoever called, from further conducting direct personal or physical probe, inquiry and/or investigation into any alleged fraud, corruption or other criminal activities in the agencies under the first applicant’s supervision or control.

Besides, the Minister, through her lawyer, yesterday, wrote two separate letters to the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, David Mark and Aminu Tambuwal, respectively, urging them not to take further steps on the probe as doing so would not only amount to contempt of court, but also prejudicial to an earlier suit pending before the High Court.

The applicants argued that it was trite in law that once the pendency of a matter has been brought to the attention of a party, steps should not and ought not to be taken that will prejudice the outcome of the case or render nugatory whatever judgment the court would eventually arrive at. [Vanguard]

Terrorism: President Jonathan Heads To South Africa For Another Meeting


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President, Goodluck Jonathan, will fly to Pretoria, South Africa on Friday, May 23 for high-level discussions with other African Heads of State and Government on combating terrorism in Africa.

This is according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.

Abati disclosed that the continent’s five regions would each be represented by two heads of state and government at the talks which would focus on a collective action to effectively wipe out terrorism in Africa.

Those who would be attending the talks include, the leaders of Ghana, Republic of Congo, Chad, Angola, Rwanda, South Africa, Mauritania, Algeria and Ethiopia.

The talk will take place ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration for a new term in office.

The first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali and some key aides will accompany the president to South Africa and will return to Abuja after attending President Zuma inauguration on Saturday.

President Jonathan had attended a regional summit on security in Paris, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 where they discussed measures to tackle terrorism in West Africa.

Charlie Sheen rips Rihanna again after she calls him a ‘Queen’


Charlie Sheen has replied Rihanna after she changed her main twitter image to a pic of him asking for her autograph & called him an ‘old queen with his diapers out of a bunch’Charlie writes;

“Dear Ms. Rihan-  oh wait, no last name,  Okay, Dear R – clearly English is NOT
your primary language.

Firstly I want to thank you for recognizing me as Royalty. I’m flattered. And secondly; do the good Queen a favor and go tend to the dungeon in my Castle. But beware of the rats and the snakes.
They stir with folly awaiting your tepid advance, in the shadows…” later Doosh! cs”

UN Security Council Approves Sanctions on Boko Haram


The United Nations Security Council al Qaeda Sanctions Committee has on Thursday blacklisted Islamist group Boko Haram after the insurgents kidnapped nearly 300 girls from a Chibok secondary school.

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The sanctions on the sect include an international asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

In the council committee’s list of individuals and groups associated with Al Qaida, Boko Haram recorded as “affiliate of Al-Qaida, and the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Associated with and Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis-Sudan (Ansaru).”

Nigeria had formally asked the council committee to blacklist the Islamist Boko Haram on May 21. The Nigerian mission to the United Nations said that the Boko Haram listing request had been “necessitated by the recent upsurge in its activities, particularly in northeast Nigeria”.

“By adding Boko Haram to the U.N.’s 1267 (al Qaeda) sanctions list, the Security Council has helped to close off important avenues of funding, travel and weapons to Boko Haram, and shown global unity against their savage actions,” US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said in a statement.
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The militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which in the Hausa language means “Western education is forbidden”, was created 12 years ago. It demands the creation of an Islamic state in the largely Muslim northern Nigeria.

More than 4,000 people were killed in Boko Haram atrocities since 2009. The group carries out most of its attacks which include bombings, assassinations and abductions in the northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

One of the most recent attacks occurred on May 20 when the suspected group members killed 17 residents of Alagarno village, Borno State. On May 22, unknown gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents, attacked Gumboru Ngala town, Borno State, leaving dead at least 27 people.

It’s been more than a month since Boko Haram have kidnapped nearly 300 students from the dormitories of the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok. Some of the hostages escaped, while 234 girls remain missing. On May 12 the insurgents released a video showing 137 of the abducted girls, threatening to sell them so slavery. The girls are believed to be kept inside Sambisa forest, the stronghold of the radical group.

People from all over the world have staged protests demanding to #BringBackOurGirls. Today, a group of 2,000 protesters was marching on the presidential villa in Abuja. Although the Federal Government representatives met with the demonstrators, the latter stated their requests had not been addressed. They said they would demand another meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

Woman Attacks Yobo’s Wife, Claims She Was Sleeping With Him


Super Eagles Skipper Joseph Yobo has been accused of infidelity by a strange woman on his wife, Adaeze’s Instagram page.

Yobo’s wife, Adaeze however immediately responded to the woman blasting her and saying she is one of many.

The woman has an instagram account with the name Uyyii but her avatar is faceless.

She alleges that she has been sleeping with Yobo and he pays her well.

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Twin Sisters Share Job, Home, Bedroom, Say They Don’t Need Relationships as They’re Already MARRIED to Each Other


photo - Twin Sisters Share are so Close They Have Ruled Out Marriage

Los Angeles, United States of America – Twins Amy and Becky Glass, 46, say they are not interested in relationships anymore since it feels they are already married to each other.
They are together all the time and share everything, including their home, bedroom, business and even the same phone. They are mirror images of each other, wearing same outfits and staying in the same body shape.
The sisters say they feel like a one person in two bodies, and they are so close it feels they’re married.

Some twenty years ago, they even used to date one boyfriend together and had turns sleeping with him. They say they’d never felt jealous of one another at the time.

photo - Twin Sisters Share are so Close They Have Ruled Out Marriage

For about ten years now, they have not gone on a date alone, and say they are not intending on getting married or having children. The last decision, they say, is based on their assumption they are not ready to take the responsibility.
The twins even assume they will die at the same time because of the strong connection they share.

Northern Governors Slam Maku Over ‘Not Doing Enough’ Comment


Governors under the aegis of Northern Governors Forum have lampooned the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, over his recent comments on the insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country, describing the statement credited to Maku after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday as unfortunate.

Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Babangida Aliyu, who reacted to the statement at the opening of a one-day meeting of Federal and State Government’s Security Administrators in Minna, said if the views expressed by the minister was the opinion of the Federal Government “it is very uncharitable, it is more than unfortunate.”

Maku was yesterday reported to have said that governors in the northern part of the country were not doing enough to contain insurgency in the region.

“I was very sad when I read today (Thursday) in virtually all the papers where the Minister of Information was accusing us (northern governors) of not doing enough to fight insurgency in the region,” said Aliyu.

“If it is his views, then it is very unfortunate. If it is the views of the Federal Government that is very, very uncharitable. It is more than unfortunate and I think it is part of hypocrisy because no governor as far as I know and as Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, no Governor will be accused of not doing enough.

“But given the circumstances that we have found ourselves, how can we do enough when we are aware that people like Labaran Maku would be playing politics of their states with a serious matter. I think the statement came out because of what is happening in Nasarawa State and now he generalises it to the northern states.

“How can we do enough when some people believe that what is happening is a deliberate plan to stop some people and, therefore, the action that should have been taken from the start was delayed.

“Why should anybody accuse us of not doing enough with even the children that were kidnapped and some people are trying to make it look as if nothing happened.

“I am not aware of any governor that has either been invited by the National Security Adviser or the Director of DSS to be told what to do and he did not do it. I am not aware of that.

“We as Northern governors set up a committee that went round all the states, we sent our report and recommendations to the Federal Government and what did the Federal Government do? They set up another committee which went round and plagiarized the report of the Northern governors.

“So, for any minister to wake up and start castigating people, that will not solve the problem. I thought with what has happened that we need to stop this blame game and start to find solution to what is happening.

“If we are serious, if there is political will, with the assistance of the international committee, we should be able to finish this thing in three months. We still insist, all the agreements entered into should be finished withing three months,” the governor said.

Karen Igho is Engaged!! Check Out her Gorgeous Engagement Ring! (Photo)


Karen just got engaged, guys! So excited for her. Karen shared this photo on her Instagram page after tweeting Yes on Twitter. Awww, big congratulations to you, Karen.

She’s been in UK where she’s studying Business Administration and Management at the Newham University. Just last February, Karen was declared cancer free, two months after she left Nigeria for treatment in the UK.

Nadia Buari and I are Still Lovers – Jim Iyke


Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has through his manager Mitch Ngaman debunked rumors that he and boo Nadia Buari have broken up.
Talking to Punch, Mitch said:

 “I can assure you that whatever you may have heard regarding the ‘misunderstanding’ between Jim and Nadia is pure speculation. Nonetheless, it is normal for lovers to disagree with each other occasionally or they wouldn’t be human beings.

We are aware of the false rumour about Jim and Nadia’s breakup. We have decided to ignore it because it is unfounded. Jim and Nadia have not broken up, as claimed by Emma.

“That guy is a frustrated musician and blogger whose stock – in – trade is blackmail. All he does is to meddle in other people’s business. And if he does not have his way, he goes into a tantrum and fabricates stories. We will act when we deem fit. He can keep on ranting for now,” he said.

GIRL EXPOSES PUSSY AND BOOBS FOR THE WORLD TO SEE


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Buhari, Tinubu, Sheriff, Ikimi battle for control of APC ahead June 13 National Convention •South-east ruled out from top positions


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed its national convention for June 13 and 14.

The party, which held its national executive committee meeting yesterday in Abuja, appointed a 16-man convention planning committee headed by the Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aliyu Wamako, with Dr. Chris Ngige as secretary.

The Interim National Organising Secretary of the party, Senator Osita Izunaso, who read out the names, said other members of the committee included Alhaji Garba Gadi, Senator Aisha Alhassan, Ambassador Sule Buba, Senator Hadi Serika, Mrs. Bisi Shofowule, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, Dr. Ezekiel Izuogu, Hon. Innocent Chime, Prof. Julius Ihonvbare, Senator Joseph Waku, Mr. Oko Obla, Mr. Nyanachi and Suleiman Kawo.

However, amidst brewing tussle for the control of the party, THISDAY gathered that two opposing groups have emerged among the top leadership, with one loyal to former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu while another group has queued up behind former Borno State Governor, Modu Sheriff, and Chief Tom Ikimi.

It was learnt that the party leadership summoned a consultative meeting of the stakeholders, which lasted late night on Monday and continued till Tuesday to try to resolve the issues surrounding the convention and zoning of offices.

Among the issues that remained intractable was the choice of the party chairman.

In the communique issued after its meeting, the party expressed displeasure over what it described as federal government’s insincerity in the fight against the Boko Haram and search for the abducted girls.

Addressing journalists on the outcome of the NEC meeting, the interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, said the only response APC has received so far is that in which the government said it had implemented or it is implementing those recommendations made by it.

“Our party remains committed to a non-partisan approach to end the scourge of Boko Haram, despite the federal government’s partisanship,” he said.

Muhammed said APC leaders frowned at way the party, especially its governors in the areas affected by the state of emergency were being sidelined by federal government in the prosecution of the war against terror.

He expressed concern that up till now, the federal government was yet to reach out to the APC, the main opposition party, on how to forge a common front against this despicable terror group, despite its efforts to reach out to the government.

“The federal government that has been calling on the international community for assistance must know that charity begins at home, and that for all hands to be on deck, the APC cannot be ignored.

“A party that controls 16 out of 36 states and has over 40 senators and over 150 members in the House of Representatives is too big to be ignored at a critical time like this in the life of our nation.”

The communique insisted that a party that controls the three hardest-hit states by the Boko Haram insurgency cannot be excluded from any serious effort to tackle the insurgency.

“Interestingly, the federal government that has been clamouring for support in the anti-terrorism fight did not deem it fit to even reach out to the APC ahead of its announcement of its extension of the state of emergency in the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

“We therefore call on the government to stop politicising the fight against Boko Haram and to show sincerity of purpose in its call for a national front to confront the sect.”

APC said the government must jettison its jaundiced, ridiculous and clearly-partisan view that portrays our party as the sponsor of Boko Haram. This is mere politicking and should stop.

“It is noteworthy that a few minutes after the first Nyanya bombing, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), issued a statement blaming the APC for the blast. Now that the masterminds of the blast have been arrested and none of them has been proven to have any link with our party, the PDP has yet to admit its faux pas and apologise not just to our party but to the entire nation.”

Also yesterday THISDAY learnt of a new proposal being canvassed that zoned the party chairman to the South-south.

A reliable source told THISDAY that the proposal allowing the South-south to produce the Chairman also suggested that if the North-west produces the presidential candidate, the South-west will take the vice-presidential ticket slot while the North-east/North-central will settle for the National Secretary and Senate President position.

On why the South-east seemed not to be considered for prime positions, the source said the party had carefully evaluated its electoral chances and felt that the area at present was in the strong hands of President Gooluck Jonathan.

Although the proposed zoning initiative is yet to receive the blessing of the party, it was learnt that it has the support most of the key stakeholders of the party and the proponents are making overtures to win the acceptance of the governors.

When confronted with the question as to if he will contest at the convention to retain his chairmanship position of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, retorted, “Do you ask such a question to an old man?”

While explaining the interventions made by the NEC meeting to address complaints trailing the nationwide congress, the Publicity Secretary said the leadership took time to consider the issues.

“We agreed that in areas where congresses have not been conducted have been given time to conduct them While those areas where there are contentions or complaints, the leadership of the party has decided to set up a committee to go and look into  to it and reconcile the parties,” he said.

Muhammed urged party members not see the congress as an opportunity to secure the party structure but as a means of strengthening the structure ahead of the elections.

Among the stakeholders of the party at the NEC meeting were, Buhari, governors of Imo, Sokoto, Kano, Kwara, Edo, Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Osun, Nasarawa and Zamfara States.

Former Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nuhu Ribadu was also in attendance.

•Text excerpted from a THISDAY report. Photo shows APC leaders, L-R: Tinubu, Akande, Buhari, and Governor Ahmed of Kwara State.

 

Source News Express

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Real reason fake soldier’s boyfriend exposed her


Last week, a man named Collins Jegede exposed his girlfriend Angela Omieh,because according to him, they just met and he discovered she was a fake soldier .Now, it has been revealed that he had ulterior motives .
Her inlaw Anthony Nworgu,claims as much as her act was wrong, the man wasn’t innocent and only exposed her because she insisted on recovering the N300,000 she gave to him for their aborted wedding.

The businessman, who is married to one of Omieh’s sisters told Punch…

“I don’t support what Angela (Omieh) did because her action was evil; why should she pose as a soldier when she is not one. But at the same time, the whole world should know that Jegede planned to marry a fake soldier and had even fixed February 28 for the wedding before he changed his mind when his old girlfriend showed up.He exposed Angela to the military authorities because she insisted on recovering the N300,000 she gave to him for their wedding.

What was his intention in planning to marry a fake soldier? Angela also claimed that she bought the uniform from Army depot in Zaria, I expect the authorities to investigate and arrest those selling the uniforms; the case should not just stop at parading Angela.”

When contacted, Jegede who claimed to be in church said..

“I don’t know what you are talking about; it is a blatant lie. Please I am in church now, I can’t say more than that,”

Angela claimed she faked her identity to give her easier access to travel to Cotunu for business without being harassed .Sets of military uniform, police extract and a sworn affidavit for loss of her military identity card were said to have been found with her.

Hollywood Actor Kills Wife In Front Of Two Little Children, Reports Himself To Police


 

Michael Jace

American actor Michael Jace was reportedly arrested and charged with homicide after the actor himself had called the emergency service 911.
CNN reports that the Hollywood actor shot his 40-year-old wife April on Monday, May 19. Their two children, both below 10,  witnessed the murder, TMZ provides.
Police revealed that the suspected motive of murder was domestic violence.
Police confirmed to CNN that Jace called 911 and said: “I shot my wife.”
The actor gained popularity after featuring in the episodes of FX police drama The Shield, broadcast from 2002 to 2008.
Condolences to the family of the deceased.

Senate okays emergency rule extension in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States



The Senate on Tuesday, unanimously approved the extension of the state of emergency in the troubled states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, and gave seven conditions that should be met by the federal government in order to ensure its successful implementation.
The conditions which formed part of the prayers contained in the motion moved by the senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma – Egba, and approved by the entire members, without a single dissent, included:
* That the Federal Government should expand the military cooperation and collaboration with the international community on the rescue of Chibok girls, to the overall arrest of the ugly incidence of terrorism in Nigeria.
* That the federal government should ensure proper kitting and arming of the armed forces deployed to arrest the insurgency and adequate welfare care for troops.
* That full military operation be undertaken on sustained basis to root out the insurgents.
*That there should be special recruitments into the Armed Forces of screened and vetted youth particularly those in the civilian JTF who will receive emergency training and deployed in the troubled zone in order to
beef up the strength of the troops and win hearts of the locals.
*That the federal government in conjunction with state governments should come with an Economic Marshal Plan to revive the economy of the economically and educationally backward parts of the country.
*That the federal government should seek and secure Multi-lateral support for thr Marshal plan.
*That Minister of Defence; Police Affairs; National Security Adviser; Director-General, State Security Services; to report to the senate on monthly basis of progress made in combating the insurgency on the basis of which senate can take any decision it considers necessary on the issue.
*That President Goodluck Jonathan should prepare and submit to the National Assembly, supplementary budget to meet any establishment financial requirements needed to combat the insurgency.
*That Mr. President should immediately approve intervention funds to the affected states for development.
Before arriving at the decision, principal officers of the red chamber had held marathon meetings with senators from the affected states and later went into a closed session that lasted two hours.
When the chamber was opened to public observation, Senate leader, Sentator Victor Ndoma – Egba read the motion on the extension of state of emergency in the three north eastern states.
He noted that the senate had earlier on November 7, 2013, considered and approved the extension of the period of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
He explained that by virtue of of the provisions of Section 305 ( 6 ) ( c ) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended, the Proclamation will elapse after a period of approval, except the period is extended by the National Assembly.
He added that President Goodluck Jonathan, in a letter dated 13th May, 2014, requested for a further extension of the period in the affected states.
Ndoma – Egba, said that by the senate approval, the emergency rule would remain in force for a further period of six months in accordance with the terms, conditions, content and context as earlier passed by the National Assembly.
Senate President, David Mark, commended his colleagues for the pains taken in the discussion that took place and the subsequent approval.

Source: The Punch

MIRACLE: Baby Knocked Off Mother’s Arms Survives Kano Bomb Explosion (PHOTO)


Photo - Baby survives Kano bomb blast

An explosion that rocked the Sabon Gari area of Kano on May 18 knocked a six and half months old baby, Master Chigozie Nnorom, off his mother’s arms. The baby landed several meters away from his mother with deep cut by the lower region of his stomach.
Bombs loaded in a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) went off at a popular area inhabited mostly by Christians, with a lot of bars and restaurants, killing about five people and injuring many others.
According to eyewitnesses, when the baby was thrown away from his mother by the impact of the explosion, he landed in front of their residence at No. 1 Middle Road, Sabon Gari, Kano. As the baby was motionless, his mother who was seriously injured began screaming about his death. Fortunately, the baby survived though was badly injured.
The mother, Mrs. Joy Nnorim, and the baby were rushed to a hospital along No-man’s-land, Sabon Gari, Kano.
According to the mother who had multiple cuts on her hands, eyes and even stomach, she recovered her baby from a neighbour later.
Mrs. Nnorom stated that she was standing in front of their compound enjoying fresh air when the blast
occurred and her baby flew off her arms and she landed in another direction.
The neighbour who took the baby to the hospital, Mrs. Sandra Iyke Ibeabuchi, stated that at first the baby was motionless but after shaking him for a while he began crying. “At the hospital I noticed that his pampers was unusually wet and when I tried to remove it, I discovered a deep cut by the lower region of his stomach,” she recalled.

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After the injury was discovered, doctors immediately rushed the baby to the theatre for urgent surgery.
At hospital along Emir Road, another survivor of the blast, Mr. Kelvin Onah, who has stitches which stretched from his mouth to the cheek, stated that he was at his tavern situated at 1 Middle Road when the bomb exploded and hit him.
Meanwhile, indications have emerged that the death toll of the blast may be slightly far more than what was confirmed by security officials.