Governor Fayemi to Interface with Nigerian Blogosphere


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In continuation of the tradition of participatory governance, Governor Kayode Fayemi will be having a no holds barred session with key social media actors (bloggers, activsits, factivists and influencers) from the 6th through 9th February 2014 at the Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort, Ikogosi-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

 

This foremost, open and frank interactive discussion forum will look at the advancements, scorecard, challenges and shortcomings of the government under Kayode Fayemi over the past forty months.

The forum offers a rare opportunity for Governor Fayemi to interface with the blogosphere and vice-versa. The session will feature over 100 participants both physically and virtually through the following platforms; Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google Plus.

Outline of events includes:

•    Bloggers media state tour

•    #JKFeedback with Kayode Fayemi (Social media hype featuring questions and answers – Twitter, Facebook questions) & Google Hangout

To watch the live streaming event online, log on to YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube/ekitistatengr

GOOGLE+: plus.google.com/+EkitistateGovNgEKSG

Full Statement By Atiku Abubakar On His Defection from PDP to APC


IMG_20140202_123141Press Statement by Atiku Abubakar, GCON, Turaki Adamawa and former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria on his Resignation from the PDP and his Joining the APC.

In 2006, as a result of my firm stand in defence of our constitution and our democracy, my supporters and I were pushed out of our party, the Peoples Democratic Party, a party that we worked tirelessly with other compatriots to build as a vehicle to restore democracy to our country.  We later returned to that party in 2009 when a new leadership of the party and the country promised a new direction, a direction of inclusiveness, of internal democracy, of an end to impunity, adherence to the rule of law and respect for the dignity of members and Nigerians.

 

Sadly, however, those promises have not been kept.  In addition, the PDP continues to be beset with many crises, mostly leadership-induced crises.  It has since lost touch with Nigerians and efforts made by many well-meaning members and stakeholders to bring it back to the vision of the founders have been rebuffed.  To demonstrate the seriousness of the challenges and bring public attention to it I and some other leaders and stakeholders staged a walkout during the party’s last convention in Abuja.

As I speak, most of the issues that led to that walk-out are yet to be addressed.  Many founding members of the PDP, I included, continue to be marginalized and excluded from the affairs of the party. For instance as a former Vice President, I am by virtue of the PDP constitution, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees and its National Executive Committee.  However, I am not invited to the meetings of those organs nor consulted on their decisions, apparently because I dared to exercise my right to contest in the party’s primary election for a chance to be its flag-bearer in the 2011 elections.  We have, therefore, concluded that that party cannot be redeemed. In short the PDP has abandoned Nigerians, the very people who gave it life and many electoral victories.

More worrisome though is the danger posed to the continued existence of this country by this culture of impunity and arbitrariness.  We continue to have threats from officially protected political extremists.  Increasingly our people are recklessly being divided along the lines of religion, ethnicity and region for political gains.  Our history and that of many other countries in Africa and Eastern Europe ought to teach us that this is very dangerous and must stop.

We can and we must do better. Our people deserve better.

It is against this background that we should understand the visit by the leaders of the APC and their invitation to me to join hands with them to save the country. Consequently, I have been consulting my supporters and associates, my family and friends for the past few weeks.  My decision may not satisfy some of my friends and associates.  In the end, however, I have to put the interest of our country first.  This country has done so much for me personally and it deserves all that we can do to help rebuild it and serve our people better.

Following this extensive consultative process, I have, therefore, decided to cast my lot with the APC, a party of changecommitted to the improvement of the lives of our people and to the continued existence and development of Nigeria as one indivisible country.  My resignation letter as a member of the PDP will be delivered to the party tomorrow.

This is the right decision.  As in 2006 it is the struggle for democracy and constitutionalism and service to my country and my people that are driving my choice and my decision. Let me emphasize that this is not about me. We have to have a country before people can aspire to lead it, but as it is today we may be losing this country. That is not acceptable.

I encourage my political associates and friends to register andjoin the APC once the registration exercise commences, so that together we can change this country for the better. The process of building a nation, of securing and deepening democracy is indeed difficult.  And it is not a lineal process.  There would be alignment and realignment of political forces. There would be ups and downs and zig-zags, triumphs and challenges.  Amidst all that, patriots must remain focused and do what has to be done to save and build the country and serve our people better.

That is what I have decided to do. I will do all within my God-given powers to help the APC win elections all over Nigeria and bring true change to our country and its long-suffering people. Thank you and God bless Nigeria.

Atiku Abubakar, GCON (Turaki Adamawa) Former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Atiku Formally Dumps PDP, Declares for APC


IMG_20140202_123141Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has formally announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku announced this in a press statement Sunday afternoon.

 

 

Atiku had on Saturday hinted of his defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC when he tweeted via his handle @atiku saying that: “My friends, I shall be making a major announcement tomorrow. And I will be sharing it with you.”

He had in the past few weeks embarked on nationwide consultation with his associates over whether to join the APC or remain in the PDP.

During the state-wide consultations which included visits to governors and other chieftains of the APC, Atiku told his associates and stakeholder that the consultations were as a result of the recent visit of the APC leadership to him as well as the invitation extended to him to join the party and salvage the nation’s  democracy.

This would be the second time the former VP would be leaving the PDP, of which he is a founding member, for the opposition.

In 2006, Atiku left the PDP to join the defunct Action Congress, AC where he ran and lost the Presidency on the party’s platform in 2007. He however returned to the PDP after the 2007 elections and sought the presidential ticket of the party in 2011, but was defeated at the primary election by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Since Atiku’s defeat in the primaries, the former president has not been active in the party he helped to form in 1998.

He had few days ago expressed disaffection over what he claimed to be a deliberate plot to frustrate him out of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Atiku who spoke with newsmen at the weekend, further declared that the leadership of the three strategic organs of the party had alienated him.

As a statutory member of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, having been elected Nigeria’s vice-president on the platform of the party, Atiku said he was not being invited to meetings of the BOT.

“I am a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) by right under the constitution of PDP. But I have been barred from its meetings because invitations are not extended to me,” Atiku said.

Signs that the Turakin Adamawa would leave the PDP began to emerge when he led five governors to walk out of the PDP mini convention held on August, 31, 2013 in Abuja.

The governors were Sule Lamido of Jigawa, Abdulafathah Ahmed of Kwara, Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano and Mu’azu Aliyu of Niger state. Two other governors, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa and Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers later joined the dissident group at the Shehu Yar’adua centre, where they announced a faction of the PDP known as the ‘new PDP’.

Five of the seven governors moved to the APC in October last year, while Governors Lamido and Aliyu chose to remain in the PDP.

Nollywood Actress, Lola Alao Now Working As A Sales Girl In A Supermarket In US


 

Actress Lola Alao is presently facing hard times in the US. The Nollywood actress, producer and businesswoman has been living with her Atlanta-based hubby, IT expert called Ajibola, in the USA, since 2013. Their traditional wedding did not hold for the reasons Lola has never explained to the media. Moreover, she has been off the screens for a long time.
While her position in Yoruba movies has remained vacant for some time, it seems she might be returning home to take her roles back.
According to our amebos, Lola seems to be really having a hard time. She has allegedly started working in a super market in California, which is actually telling more on her. According to a source close to the actress, Lola Alao might be considering returning home to take back her roles soonest.

PDP Senator That Decamped To APC Is Back To PDP.


A Senator of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Umar Dahiru, from Sokoto, whose named was mentioned within the week, as one of the 11 PDP Senators that deca…mped to APC has reported that he is still a PDP Senator, against media report.

Senator Dahiru rushed to the Senate President David Mark to remove his name from the list submitted by Senator Saraki, as he was yet to consult his constituents.

Senator Umar Dahiru said that many of the Senators on the published list are planning to change their mind, as some of the factors for their decamping are no more present.

PDP still control the majority in both upper and lower houses, with
61 Senators, APC has 43, Labour party has 4 senators and APGA has only one.


Zaria-Mosque muslimAn Islamic cleric, Malam Musa Mai-Shawi, on Sunday cautioned people against reprisal attack, following the assassination of Sheik Muhammad Albani, a popular Islamic scholar in Zaria.

Speaking in Zaria during late Albani’s funeral prayer, Mai-Shawi said the plea became necessary in view of the tension caused by the sudden death of the popular cleric.

Mai-Shawi, who is the chief Imam of “Darul Hadith”, a school established by the deceased, said that although the death of Albani was painful, everything should be left to God.

“There are no two ways about it, everybody is aggrieved about this sad development. However, I urge you to take heart and leave everything to God.

“God Almighty be my witness and you people around here be my witnesses, that I have conveyed the message. Nobody should by any means, attack anyone in the name of revenge.

“Malam is already dead and no action will bring him back. God knows who are behind his brutal killing and He knows how to deal with them,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the funeral prayer was led by Malam Musa Maikwano-Gusau, while final interment took place at Dambo graveyard, Jos road, in Zaria.

Late Sheik Albani, his wife and a child,were killed by unknown gunmen on Saturday night. (NAN)

Naeto C’s Sweet Birthday Message To His Wife Nicole Chikwe


Mrs Nicole Chikwe is a year older and her proud husband took to Instagram to gush over his BOSS and shower her with birthday wishes. Naeto said:  HBD Boss! I don’t know where to start hailing you from cause you just truly a great and good person, the Good Lord will continue to bless you and your beautiful & kind heart, stunning on the inside, stunning on the outside! Happy Birthday Dearest Nikky, my baby, my wife & my boss

Afro Candy And Mike Ezuruonye 2004 Pictures


  Here is a throw back picture of Afro candy and Mike way back 2004.

Wizkid And Tania Omotayo Shares Bedroom Pictures


Wizkid shared a picture of himself with the caption “Lazy Day” but not telling his fans that he was with his girl friend ‘Tania’. Tania who felt the world should know that they had a wonderful time together shared other photos of her hand around her boo. I like her step, if the boy cant blow the trumpet she should be able to do so

Halima Abubakar Gets Herself A New Nissan Convertible


 

Halima is living the life of a princess as she is currently holidaying in America and she decided to spoil herself with a red Nissan convertible. Nice one hali….

Comedian AY Shares Adorable Family Photos As His Beautiful Daughter Clocks 6


 

The Proud Father Shared The Photos To Celebrate His Cute Daughter’s 6th  Birthday today 1st February.. Wishing Her More More more Years to Come and Prosperity.

Actress Iyabo Ojo Goes Jogging With Her Kids


 

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo decided to keep fit by Jogging down her street and she went with her two lovely kids.

PDP Crisis Is Coming to an End——Mark


President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has said that the crisis plaguing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is abating even as he called on the party leaders and supporters across the nation to work towards  a permanent reconciliation.

Senator Mark, who disclosed this during a courtesy call  on the Jigawa State Governor, Mallam Sule Lamido, as part of activities marking a One-Day official  Visit to the state, also urged the stakeholders of the party to work together and ensure that the party survives its challenges.

According to him, “when the crisis in our party started, I called my brother and friend (Governor Lamido) and asked him if what I was hearing that he was leaving the party was true. He replied me that he is not a fool. He said how can I  leave the house he built for somebody else. He spoke with courage.

“We cannot solve the problems of our party by running away from it. Governor Lamido is courageous and he speaks from his heart always. We must all work together to make sure that the PDP survives”.

Commending the zonal, states and local government executives of the North-west geo-political zone for ensuring the continued unity of the party, Senator Mark noted that “the PDP problem is winding to an end while the problems of the other party are beginning to emerge.

“It is our (PDP) turn to sit down, rest our back and begin to laugh now the same way they were laughing at us”.

Stressing that the Senate is united as one, the President of the Senate noted that “Senate is not partisan because we are not Senators of parties but Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

He commended Governor Lamido for “truly providing noticeable democratic dividends for his people. Your democratic dividends are not songs that are being sang only on the pages of the newspapers. The change in Jigawa is commendable because it is noticeable.

“I also want to commend you for  your approach towards the security of the state. In spite of the cries of insecurity in our nation, Jigawa state has remained intact without the problem of Boko Haram and this feat can only be achieved as a result of hardwork, honesty, trust and transparency.

“You have a clean heart and I urge you to keep up on your good works. I also urge all important citizens of this state, irrespective of the party differences, to join the governor and work together in the collective interests of the state.

Earlier, Governor Lamido in welcoming the President of the Senate, described him (Mark) as a nationalist who has taken up the responsibility of providing hope for Nigerians.

“Your visit to us made a profound statement on the unity of Nigeria. Your visit has also given us stability in the party. You are a beacon of hope for this country,” Governor Lamido further said.

Senator Mark later commissioned a number of projects including the new Deputy governor’s lodge, the state house of Assembly complex as well as the state ministry of urban and rural development among others.

Signed:
Kola Ologbondiyan
Special Adviser Media to the President of the Senate.

2015: Late M.K.O Abiola’s Wife Declares For Governorship


Mrs Modupe Onitiri-Abiola, one of the wives of late Chief MKO Abiola, on

Saturday declared that she would contest the 2015 governorship election in

the state on the ticket of ACCORD Party.
Onitiri-Abiola, wife of the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12,

1993, presidential election, made her intention public in a statement

issued by her in Lagos.
The aspirant said that she joined the party to assist in the eradication

of poverty
“Since there is no Independent Candidacy in Nigerian Political System yet,

I needed to join a political party.
“During my search for the party to join, I found out that what we have on

ground is severe poverty.
“I saw that the people of Lagos are yet to truly receive the dividends of

democracy they deserve.
“I have seen the suffering of those caught in the grasp of poverty. I have

also seen the great potentials our state can achieve,” she said.

Onitiri-Abiola said if she became successful at the polls, poverty,

god-fatherism, money politics and corruption would be eliminated.

She said it was time for government at all levels to truly serve the

people’s interest and raise their hopes and opportunities.

The aspirant said that she worked with her late husband in the struggle

for the actualisation of the June 12 elections annulled by the military

regime of former president Ibrahim Babangida in 1993.

She, however, said ACCORD party was the new way that would lead the people

to the promised land where true benefits of democracy would be received.

The aspirant urged the people to stand up and accept change, adding that

her party had their interests at heart.
Onitire-Abiola had in 2013 declared her intention to contest the 2015

governorship seat in the state, but did not mention the platform on which

she would contest. (NAN)

Much ado about Delta SSG & zoning


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Whether you call it zoning or use a more euphemistic term of “power shift pact”, it means essentially the same thing. What has come to the attention of many people is that after the interview of Wednesday, January 15, 2014, a publication emanated that was carried in The Guardian of 20th & 24th January 2014. The report was a misrepresentation of the interview granted to the media by Delta State SSG Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay in his office. The SSG, who has always been a friend of the media, based on his antecedents, granted an interview that lasted over an hour and half. After the interview at the office, SSG was gracious enough to invite everyone to his house for refreshment. Over twenty-three (23) guests were treated to dinner and a casual discussion at SSG’s official residence.
Some of us reviewed our recorded interviews and nowhere did SSG mention in the question and answer session in his office about “politics of vengeance.” The SSG, a respected PDP chieftain and stalwart is a de-tribalised Deltan that openly embraces all ethnic nationalities and is a champion of Delta State development. With that said, it will be strange if anyone unethically recorded the various off-the-record conversations that ensued in SSG’s home, as all colleagues (including SSG) shared a meal together.
In my Vote of thanks, the friendliness and openness of the SSG towards the media was acknowledged. It will be an affront to the SSG for anyone to have twisted the SSG’s words or mischievously taken him out of context.
It can be stated categorically that the publications that appeared in Guardian Newspaper of 20th & 24th January, 2014 were not accurate representation of what was said at the press session at SSG’s office. In fact, many portions appear to be outright fabrications, concocted to malign the image of the SSG or bring enmity between him and the Anioma people. It begs the question whether there was a hidden agenda behind the publication. If the Guardian reporter behaved unethically, it will be up to NUJ to decide on the appropriate disciplinary measures to take on the erring reporter. Nonetheless, it is obvious that the SSG, who clearly stated in the interview, that his “motivation is the development of Delta State” was simply stating the mind of well-meaning Deltans that we should elect a governor who will continue and build on the developmental strides of both Chief James Ibori and Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
Clearly, some of us are aware of superbly qualified candidates from Delta North (and other zones), who should be campaigning based on a developmental manifesto as opposed to “Ohanize Agenda.” It is quite conceivable that the next governor could be from Delta North, especially if that person is able to build bridges across the other ethnic groups, not just geo-political zones.
One of the beauties of being a Deltan is the synergy and inter-marriages between the ethnic groups. I am a product of an Anioma (Utagba-Uno) mother and Urhobo father. No one can accuse me of disliking my mother’s people. Same with the SSG and we both speak a language from Anioma, albeit Ukwanni. Additionally, I am married to a wonderful Anioma (Onitcha-Ukwanni) daughter. This will be the reason why people like us see a reason for building inter-ethnic bridges. Delta State is a microcosm of Nigeria and needs a dynamic and de-tribalised governor that will develop the whole State, not just a region. The best candidate should not be an Ukwanni governor, an Urhobo governor, an Ijaw governor, an Isoko governor, an Aboh governor, an Ika governor or an Itsekiri governor.
The reason why some of us in the south are concerned about “Northern” or “Muslim” candidates at the national level is because they will pursue an agenda for “their” people only, exclusive of the “other” people’s interest, or subordinate southern interest to northern interest. The same should hold true in Delta. We should all clamour for a non-regional governor.
So, some of us read with consternation the various publications on the issue and it is good to see that the record has been set straight by those who were physically present, through a publication of the full-text of the interview.
I believe 2015 will be a watershed moment for Delta and Nigeria. We are equal to the challenge and proper change will definitely come! Can’t you feel the wind of change blowing?
By   Prof. Alex O. Atawa Akpodiete, Esq.

BOKO HARAM: THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR AS RELIGIOUS WAR


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“We are…calling on Muslims in this part of the world to be well prepared because, very soon, we would launch a full scale war between the Muslims and the Christians.” – Abubakar Shekau declared in February, 2011.In the interest of those who might believe differently, the above declaration is far from being an empty boast. The war has been on ever since Shekau made the above declaration and there is no sign of the war abating.
Nigeria is engaged in its first civil war. We have explained somewhere else why this is actually Nigeria’s first civil war. Many people have sometimes mislabeled Biafra-Nigeria war as a civil war which it was not.Internationally and locally it has long been known that Nigeria has been engaged in a brutal and protracted civil war which has been raging mostly in the northern part of the country in the last three years. The key players in the war which has claimed many thousands of civilian lives are members of the Armed Forces of the Nigerian Government on one side and Northern Nigeria Islamic fundamentalists spearheaded by the Boko Haram group on the other side. There are also other organized Islamic groups like Ansaru, the sect that first made news in February, 2013 when they kidnapped a vacationing French family with 4 children and 3 adults from across the border in neighboring Cameroun.
The family was held for two months till a ransom was paid. The goal of the Islamic radicals is to establish a separate country in the northern part of the country where sharia legal system is the rule of law. And that actually is the plan B of the Muslims of Northern Nigeria. The plan A has always been to Islamize the whole country through a gradual process where the control of the instruments of state authority, leadership of government and other key positions would remain the exclusive preserve of Northerners through which they would be able to achieve the goal number A. The ongoing fighting began substantively in 2011 when the Islamic fundamentalist hardliner Muhammadu Buhari from the North lost the presidential election to the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan from the South. Buhari and other northern Islamic hardliners who are often referred to as born-to-rule cabals (those that believe that the Muslim North should always produce the rulers of Nigeria) were quoted to have said that they would make Nigeria ungovernable for Jonathan should he go ahead and win the election. Lawal Kaita is an important northern politician and a born-to-rule diehard and this is what he said about Jonathan just before the 2011 presidential election, “If we fail to stop him at the general election, even if he wins he will not be able to rule we will make the country ungovernable for him.”  When the former president of Nigeria Musa Yar’adua a Muslim from the North died in office in 2010, Goodluck Jonathan as the vice president served out their term in office but the Northern Muslims were not happy. Some security reports have it that initially when Boko Haram sect resurfaced in 2010 after going underground in 2009, some past and serving army generals, politicians and business moguls from the North financed heavily, provided logistics and supplies for the operations of Boko Haram and other Islamic terrorist outfits in order to destabilize Jonathan’s government. From the same intelligence sources it is also known that this arrangement and control by the local cabals worked up to a certain point. Up to the time, the local cabals effectively controlled the strikers or the foot soldiers; they struck targets as chosen by the paymasters. However as the group’s jihadist activities made headlines and gained international notoriety the international al Qaeda network and other branches of Islamic terrorism networks around the world noticed the strategic position of the struggle and have since cashed in on the Nigeria scene. Ever since it is believed that the control of Boko Haram and others have essentially spiraled out of the hands of the erstwhile local sponsors.  Though the local financiers and supporters have not completely stopped but the groups are now being adequately funded and supplied with equipment and logistics from outside Nigeria. Hardware stolen from Nigerian military armory and ordnance had been their first source of supply.
But it should also be recalled that the terrorists’ strikes peaked around the time there was a lot of outflow of arms and weapons from the then fast depleting Gadhafi’s Libya stockpile. When the source of funds and logistics changed, of course, so did the source of much of the orders for those carrying out the target strikes. It does not really make much difference, from all indications the Nigerian scene has effectively become an important part of the global Islamic agenda.
The United States of America has a bounty of $7 million dollars on Abubakar Shekau while the Nigerian Government will pay 50 million naira, the equivalent of about $300,000 to anyone who can help them find and deliver Shekau to Nigerian authorities. It had been reported on several occasions that Nigerian troops fatally wounded or killed Shekau in gun battles with the authorities only for him to resurface and inflict more deadly attacks on Nigeria and its installations. Abubakar Shekau is the head of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. He is many things to many people. Some people hate or dread him for some obvious reasons. One of the reasons that some people would like to hate him for is related to some of the things he said in his recently released video. In the video which was translated from his native Hausa language, he recounted and attributed the many victories his group has had over the Nigerian Armed Forces to Allah’s help. He described how the bodies of Nigerian soldiers and civilians were strewn everywhere on the ground after his group’s Bama military barrack’s attack. He said; “Had Allah allowed us to eat them we would have eaten them . . . As for killing, we will kill
(for) Allah, if he says we should decapitate, we should amputate the limbs, we should mutilate.”  For the above statement and many others like that some people may accuse Shekau of many unspeakable things but there is one thing that no one can accuse him of; no one will accuse him of not being explicit enough on the goals of his sect and by extension those of the Islamic North of Nigeria.
He is not known to muddle up his messages. His statement in the video under discussion is not an exception. In it he reminded everyone of and reemphasized what the issue is about in Nigeria. He made it clear that Nigeria’s problem is religious, ideological or cultural divides and not poverty, bad governance, incompetent leadership, political corruption or any of those other things that have been used by some mischievous individuals as veneer over the real issue in Nigeria.  In the video Shekau restated the fact that it is one Nigeria (a united Nigeria) that is the problem of Nigeria. To some Nigerian Christians they would like to wish away this reality and pretend that a religious war is not happening in the country. Some Nigerian analysts consider David Oyedepo, the leader of one of Nigeria’s evangelical prosperity-churches, Living Faith Church as one of those wishful thinking Church leaders in Nigeria.  In early November, 2013 when Oyedepo visited Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and called on the Governor of the state Godswill Akpabio, he was quoted to have repeatedly said that Nigeria will not break up. Some of his critics have taken him up on the statement which they consider as insensitive and reckless. Even some members of his congregation have taken offense with what they call a careless statement coming from their leader. Oyedepo’s critics say that he was merely exhibiting the usual hypocrisy and insincerity typical and expected of most leaders in Nigeria, irrespective of whether they are of church or secular leadership. Oyedepo’s critics cite as evidence of his hypocrisy the fact that he started his Living Faith Church in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria about twenty years ago but had to move his headquarters to Lagos in Southern Nigeria after personally witnessing several deadly jihadist attacks on churches and Christians in Kaduna.
It is said that he moved not because his church business was doing badly in Kaduna but because of fear for his life and those of his family members. However, since realities, facts and actual events should be the things that guide the decisions of policy makers and the opinion of a correctly-informed general public; we will go by them in this discussion rather than by the wishes of some Nigerian “leaders.” In the video Abubakar Shekau restated, as always very clearly, for the benefit of those who prefer to live in denial that the war he and others are waging in Nigeria is more of a religious war than an ethnic war.  Let’s hear Shekau in his own words: “They try to brainwash the people that we are fighting an ethnic war. No, we are fighting a religious war, we are fighting Jonathan, we are fighting Christians.” Further down he repeated, “The battle is against Jonathan and the rest of his Christian brethren, not ethnic war.”  For the benefit of doubters Shekau took time to clarify the nature of his war. Now, this clarification is important and we will explain. The basic difference between an ethnic and a religious war is that whereas a religious war is aimed at killing, defeating and subjugating the believers in the other religion, ethnic war is directed at doing the same things but against a people of the other ethnic group.  Generally, the goal of the prosecutors of religious wars at all times, just like the present one in Nigeria, is usually to convert non-believers and their lands to Islam. Incidentally, it is only Islam among all the major world religions that is known to use threat of violence and the devastations of war (terrorism) to convert and subjugate people to the faith. This is mostly so because terroristic acts and outright war are intrinsically built into the very fabrics of Islam. Violence against, war on and the killing of non-believers in Islam are part of the cardinal doctrines of the religion. The critics of the religion reach this conclusion going by the teachings of the two most important books of Islam; the Koran and hadiths. In the Koran and hadiths jihad or holy war is about the most important pillar on which the Islamic religion stands.
Most analysts of Islam, based on some portions of these holy books and the teachings of all generations of imams and Islamic scholars, conclude that Islam with the absence of intolerance and violence will be no Islam. Here below are some of the portions of the Koran and hadiths that critics often cite when they argue that intolerance and terrorism are at the very core of the Islamic religion.1.
“Believers make war on the infidels (non-Muslims) who dwell around you, let them find harshness in you” – Quran 9:1232.
“When the sacred months are over, kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” – Quran 9:53.
“Fight against Christians and Jews that do not believe in Allah or in the last day…and do not embrace the true faith (Islam)”
- Quran 9:294. “Fighting is obligatory for you (Muslims), even if you dislike it” – Quran 2:2165.
“Our Prophet (Mohammed), ordered us to fight you (non-Muslims) till you worship Allah alone or pay us Jizyah (extortion) in submission…Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise…and whoever survives shall become your master” – Sahih Bukhari 4:53:386 Islamic terrorism or jihad both in Nigeria and elsewhere is not a conflict exactly between Islam and the Western world and its civilization as in terms of the literal translation of Boko Haram (boko – books, Western Civilization books that is, are haram, forbidden.) Rather the Islamic jihad is Islam versus the rest of the non-Muslim world. This position is not hard to defend when one takes a look at where Muslims are involved in on-going conflicts around the world. Even a mere cursory look reveals one consistent pattern. In Nigeria it is the Muslims against the Christians and all others that are non-Muslims. The Nigerian conflict is not different from the one in Thailand which is Muslims against the Buddhists. And you go over to India it is Muslims against the Hindus. In the Middle East it is the entire Muslim nations against the Jews in Israel. In the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Spain and others that represent the Western world it is the Muslims against Christians and atheists. The truth is that in the Islamic worldview all non-Muslim territories are classified as Dar-ul harb (land of war.) By this teaching Muslims are not expected to be at peace with non-Muslims. It is expected of every true Muslim to strive to conquer and subjugate the non-Muslims including their worldview and territory. This is the war that is going on in Nigeria. Nigeria’s President Jonathan and what he represents: Christianity, make Nigeria a Dar-ul harb that must be conquered and subjugated or divided so that an infidel does not rule over the people of Islam. Many analysts have been asserting that one major reason why Islamic jihadist terrorism has increased in the recent time is because of some technological advancement which Islamic clerics consider as existential threat to Islam. Other points worthy of mention here are the spread of the ideals of secular democracy, gender equality, Human and Peoples’ Rights and religious freedom. Notably, these liberal ideologies are being aided by many technologies that are mainly based off of personal computers and cell phones. The social and virtual interactive networks for example are fast gaining popularity around the world including the Islamic countries, so Islam feels threatened. Incidentally, because these innovations are computer based, people communicate easily with one another privately with little censors and the trend is expected to continue for a long time to come since these technologies are still growing.  In Nigeria just as it is in other parts of the world, the religion (Islamic clerics) is grappling with the issue of the eroding of faith in some of the dogmas of its core teachings resulting from the effects of these technological and ideological innovations. So, the war in Nigeria is expected to be a long drawn out battle whose cost in human and material resources will be very prohibitive.  In recommending a lasting solution for this problem we have to recognize that the present world society guarantee’s the rights of all groups and individuals to preserve and maintain their own unique cultural/religious identities. The honest truth is that Nigeria does not have the wealth and sophistication to effectively deal with or much more defeat this ideological or cultural onslaught. So it will be a waste of time trying to fight or wait it out. Fortunately, because of the nature of the demographic spread of the different ethnicities and religions in Nigeria, there is a less expensive and smarter solution to the problem. In Nigeria the most reasonable and quick solution to this seemingly endemic problem is the multistate solution through the principles of Self Determination. We cannot solve the problem otherwise. Let’s do a more detailed analysis of how the dividing lines are drawn in Nigeria. Igbo people and the other peoples of Southeast and South-South of Nigeria are Christians and Traditional African Religionists. The people in Southwest, the Yoruba are Christians, Traditional African Religionists and Muslims. The people in the Middle Belt region are mostly Christians, Traditional African Religionists and some Muslims. Hausa/Fulani make up the majority people in the Northern part of Nigeria. They are mostly Muslims, Traditional African Religionists and Christians.  The people in the South-South and Southeast want to separate from the Nigerian union and establish a democratic secular country. Yoruba people in the Southwest would also want to separate from Nigeria to form a democratic secular country. The people in the Middle Belt are anxious to leave Nigeria to run a separate country that is democratic and secular. The Northerners do not only want to walk away from Nigeria, they are actually fighting a war to prove how serious they are about their demand for independence. They want a separate country that is based on the principles of the Islamic sharia, and there is nothing wrong with that.  Contrary to what a few elite individuals who profit from the present mess are saying, the Nigerian stage is set and well distributed to apply the multistate solution with little or no complications. With bold thinking and bold action we can easily and quickly solve the Nigerian problem by encouraging each section to embrace independence and self-determination and end the on-going civil war. To practically test this water, we can start by organizing some government sponsored referenda to prove how prepared the different components of the Nigerian union are to part ways from one another.
By   Osita Ebiem

PDP Has Done Nigerians No Good, Says Shettima


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 Borno State governor Kashim Shettima weekend slammed the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying it has done nothing good for Nigerians.
He described the party as one of the  worst things to have happened to the country since the return of democratic rule  in 1999.
Shettima, who spoke at the inauguration of the Borno State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) executive in Maiduguri on Saturday, said PDP  has done equal damage to Nigerians as slavery and colonialism did.
“Apart from slavery and colonialism, nothing has befallen the black race than the emergence of PDP,” the governor said, adding that  2015 is the party’s terminal period as the ruling party in the country.
“Nigeria has earned billion of dollars unprecedented in the contemporary history of the country with little or nothing to show for it.
This is nothing but a disaster. “Since the party came to power in the country, it cannot boast of a legacy of providing 5,000 kilometres of roads, 5,000 megawatts of power and 5,000 jobs for millions of youths,” the governor lamented.
Shettima said APC is on a rescue mission to deliver Nigerians from PDP misrule as he maintained that there is no opposition in Borno State as other parties have merged  to provide the best for the people .
He said PDP no longer exist in Borno as notable members of the party have defected to  APC to liberate the state.
He therefore invited the people of the state to join the party as it opens its   membership registration on Wednesday, saying: “There is no winner, no vanquish situation in the APC, if APC wins it is democracy, rule of law that wins.
” In his remarks at the occasion, APC National Secretary,  Alhaji Tijjani Tumsa, said: “Borno state is at the centre of Nigerian politics and at the centre of APC politics being the first state where the leaders sat together to provide leadership for the party.
“We profess to provide a change in politics for Nigeria and Borno is already showing example.
“The party provides space, a space for internal democracy to thrive.
The leadership of the party starts from the wards and Local Governments; if we provide  a good leadership at the grassroots, we will provide the party with the opportunity to have good leadership at the national level.
‘ I am asking all to work assiduously to making this a great party.
We are on the right track towards offering Nigeria with the right democracy and manning government.
” He praised the Borno State Government for the progress of the party, saying Shettima has been working assiduously to bring in members into the party.
In his speech at the occasion, the newly- inaugurated interim state chairman of the party , Senator Kaka Malam Yale,  said it took him time to take up the challenge of running the party because “he knows the daunting task required of the founding chairman.
” He promised that no matter the political affiliation of members in the past, ‘the broom of the APC should be allowed to sweep it away and allowed all to begin on a new slate.
” He called  for forgiveness from all, saying  no one can work together without clashes as he advised that personal interest should be relegated on behalf of the good of the party and the state.
He called on  all members of the party  to learn from the late Waziri Ibrahim and Moshood Abiola, who, according to him,  were advocates of politics without bitterness.

PDP hasn’t been fair to me -Atiku


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Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has expressed disaffection over what he claimed to be a deliberate plot to frustrate him out of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Atiku who spoke with newsmen at the weekend, further declared that the leadership of the three strategic organs of the party had alienated him.
As a statutory member of the Board of Trustees of the PDP, having been elected Nigeria’s vice-president on the platform of the party, Atiku said he was not being invited to meetings of the BOT.
He spoke further: ‘I am a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) by right under the constitution of PDP. But I have been barred from its meetings because invitations are not extended to me.’
Indeed by the norms of the PDP, he is entitled to invitations to its caucus, but had consistently been excluded.
The former vice-president also announced that he was not happy with the situations in the party where as a major stakeholder in the PDP, decisions affecting the Adamawa chapter of the party were taken without any consideration for his position on such issues, given that he is an Adamawa indigene.
‘The sustained effort by the party managers and government to entrench impunity and not to open up the party to democratic competitions is a clear message to me to leave the party. From every indication, it is clear by now that the governors who have remained in the party have given President Jonathan an automatic ticket,’ he said. Recall that Atiku had in the last one week been engaged in consultations with his associates and loyalists across the six geo-political zones in the country regarding the invitation extended to him by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Also speaking at the session, an associate of the former Vice President and former Minister of Aviation, Professor Babalola Borisade declared that only 20 percent of Nigerians were satisfied with the national governance of the country.
Borisade who also served as Minister of Education under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, said on going consultations by the Atiku Camp were intended to align the former Vice President with the thinking of fellow countrymen.

PHOTO NEWS: IMO DEPUTY GOVERNOR AT RAMP OFFICE NAIC HOUSE, ABUJA


Imo Deputy Gov. Prince Eze Madumere, MFR, leaving the Ministry of Finance with Accountant General of Imo State, Mr. George Etche after a crucial meeting.

Madumere and his entourage, Acct. General of Imo State, George Etche, Imo State Coordinator, RAMP, Engr. J C. Uzor, on a lighter note discusses with Some members of World Bank Staff, Abuja Office.

Madumere  in a photo pose flanked by, from his right, Mr. Federic Miaret of AFC, Engr. Ularamu, Nat. Coord. of RAMP and Engr. J. C. Uzor, Imo State Coord. RAMP at RAMP Office NAIC House, Abuja

Madumere in a warm handshake with the Nat. Coordinator of Rural Access and Mobility Project, Engr. Ularamu while the representative and Project Manager, Infrastructure of  AFC, Mr. Federic Minaret watches on.

IMO GOVT TO CONSOLIDATE EFFORT IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT …AS MADUMERE VISITS RAMP


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Imo Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has moved to consolidate his government’s effort at developing rural areas.
Answering questions last Thursday, January 30, why he had visited RAMP office after a meeting with the National Coordinator of Rural Access and Mobility Project, Engr. Ularamu Ubandoma and representative of Frederic Minaret, Project Manager, Infrastructure, Agence Francaise De Developpement, AFC, earlier yesterday at their Abuja office, Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere hinted Imo Governor’s poise to continue with his massive development of the rural areas in Imo State.
Speaking further, Imo Deputy said Governor Okorocha directed him to personally follow with the partnership with Rural Access and Mobility Project to ensure the Project begins in earnest. He further assured the National Coordinator of the Project and AFC representative that Imo State government has met up with the necessary technical and other conditions to participate in RAMP.
Prince Madumere averred the link between accessible road, infrastructure and industrialization cannot be over emphasized saying no meaningful investment, whether local of foreign, is possible without accessible roads and other structural facilities.
It will be recalled that Owelle Rochas Okorocha led Rescue Mission is constructing twenty kilometer Road in every local government in Imo State, 305 primary school blocks in 305 wards, renovating and reconstruction of community Health centers in autonomous communities with Community Government Council.
In their submissions, Engr. Ularamu and his AFC counterpart, Mr. Federic extolled the vision Imo State Government and promised to fast track all the needed processes since the Government has done its part.
Meanwhile, Imo Deputy in company of Accountant General of Imo State and Imo State Coordinator of RAMP, visited other institutions and Ministries like Ministry of Finance, World Bank and other development agencies, which their primary concern bother on development.

Mimiko, Obi will defect to our party – PDP


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The Peoples Democratic Party has said all is set for the defection of the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, and his Anambra State counterpart, Mr. Peter Obi, to the ruling party as the 2015 elections approach.
Mimiko is the only governor on the platform of the Labour Party, just as Obi is the only one from the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Both Obi and Mimiko are serving their second term as governors.
There have been speculations about the duo’s planned defection following their intense hobnobbing with the PDP.
On Tuesday, both Mimiko and Obi attended a meeting between PDP governors and PDP lawmakers at the National Assembly. The National Working Committee of the party was also at the meeting.
Again on Thursday, President Goodluck Jonathan said Obi’s services would be required at the national level, when he steps down as governor in March.
The Supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, who represented the President at schools facilities distribution in Awka, Anambra State capital, said the governor had done so well that the Federal Government was desirous of employing his services.
Wike said, ‘We will need his services at the national level.’
When the Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi was re-elected as Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum with 19 votes on May 24, 2013, the two governors had pitched their tent with their PDP counterparts led by the Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, who had 16 votes. They also belong to the Jang-led factional NGF.
Confirming the planned defection, the Chairman, PDP, Osun State, Gani Olaoluwa, on Saturday said Mimiko had concluded arrangements with the leadership of the PDP to defect from the Labour Party to the ruling party. Olaoluwa said this while speaking to journalists in Osogbo, on the preparedness of the PDP for the August 9, 2014, governorship election in the state.
He said, ‘Arrangements have been concluded with Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State to defect from the LP to the PDP.
‘The PDP is gaining and we are attracting heavyweight politicians to the party. (Ex- Kano State Governor, Ibrahim) Shekarau has come to the PDP and you can see that we are winning and that is just the beginning.’
Also, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, PDP, Mr. Abdullahi Jalo, said the planned defection of the governors was ‘one of the fruits of the reconciliatory efforts embarked upon by our new chairman, Adamu Mu’azu.’ Punch

Asari-Dokubo is a thug – El-Rufai


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The Interim Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday referred to ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo as a thug, saying there was no basis for comparing both of them.
El-Rufai said this during an interview with Sahara TV, while responding to a question on his 15-hour interrogation by the State Security Service.
When the one-time Minister of the Federal Capital Territory was asked if the name of Asari-Dokubo came up during the interrogation, he said no, and stressed that he could not have mentioned Asari-Dokubo’s name because their personalities were not comparable.
‘Asari Dokubo is a thug. I don’t compare myself to him. I’ve never taken up arms against the state. I’m a normal human, law-abiding Nigerian. I don’t compare myself with thugs,’ El-Rufai said.
Asari-Dokubo, who is known to be a supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration, has at different times expressed opinions in sharp contrast to those of El-Rufai.
Many Nigerians have questioned why the SSS has not invited Asari-Dokubo for questioning for saying, ‘Nigeria will burn if President Jonathan is not reelected,’ whereas El-Rufai was invited for saying, ‘If 2015 elections are rigged it might likely lead to violence.’
Asari-Dokubo also reportedly called El-Rufai a coward following his (El-Rufai’s) initial refusal to honour the invitation of the SSS.
During the interview El-Rufai also criticised the forthcoming national conference, describing it as a ploy to divert attention from the failures of Jonathan’s administration.
He said the conference would be a waste of time and money and would not help the nation.
‘I don’t think that we need to spend N7bn to collect people with little legitimacy. It’s an opportunity to create political division,’ El-Rufai said.

Terrorists kill pastor, 10 worshippers


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Barely a week after unknown gunmen struck in a Catholic Church in Chakawa village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa State, killing over 35 persons, another community in the local government has been attacked by suspected terrorists who killed a pastor and 10 members of his congregation.
The latest attack occurred on Friday night when gunmen attacked the EYN Church at Sabo Gari Gemadai Ward in Gulak, the local government headquarters.
The Chairman of the local government, Mr. Ularamu Maina, who confirmed the attack, disclosed that the pastor in-charge of the church was among those killed during the attack. According to him, the attackers, in their large number, at about 8.30 pm, stormed the church where worshippers were undergoing night vigil.
‘On entering the church, the attackers started shooting sporadically killing many people, including the pastor’, Maina stated.
‘The attack left the town in confusion as people ran helter skelter even as the attackers continued to unleash terror and wanton killings’.
The attack came hours after the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Ahmadu Fintiri, visited Chakawa village, venue of last Sunday attack, where he sympathized with the people and donated relief materials.
The Speaker, while fielding questions from newsmen, called on the Federal Government to deploy more troops to the area to enable them cover all the nooks and crannies in the mountainous terrain.
He observed that the state of emergency presently operating in the state only covers the highways, leaving rural dwellers at the mercy of attackers.
Fintiri warned that unless urgent measures are adopted by the authorities, the people of Madagali local government, which shares common border with Borno State, might migrate enmasse.
Apart from the terror attacks, the local government has, of recent, become a hot political bed in Adamawa State as the deputy governor, Bala James Ngillari, Special Adviser on Political Affairs to Mr. President, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, and the House Speaker, Ahmadu Fintiri, hail from the local government and belong to different political groups.

House Summons NNPC, 499 Firms over N1.4tn Waivers


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The House of Representatives Committee on Customs and Excise will soon commence investigations of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Oando Plc and 498 companies allegedly granted waivers totalling N1.4 trillion by the federal government between 2009-2013.
All the companies have been summoned via a letter,  dated January 27 and signed by the committee chairman, Sabo Nakudu (PDP, Jigawa). Nakudu also in a separate letter to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonko-iweala, which was dated January 23,  told the minister that as his committee was poised to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the granting of waivers and exemptions within the same period, the finance ministry should desist from such practice not favoured by law.
In its preliminary investigation, the committee had revealed that some of the companies had engaged in cases of round tripping the waivers granted them by making photocopies of such and using same multiple times. In some instances, they even imported other items that were not approved in the waivers.
The committee also discovered that about 900 companies, many of them oil companies, were granted waivers between 2011-2013. It stated that as investigation continues, there is every likelihood that more alleged offenders may be uncovered.
The Customs records show that Conoil Plc, which enjoyed N53 billion, was the largest beneficiary of the concession in 2013 followed by Oando with N22 billion. Others were NIPCO Plc (N19 billion), Sahara Energy (N14 billion) and Folawiyo Energy (N12billion).
The documents show that in 2012, the NNPC was the biggest beneficiary. It got N80 billion in concessions, and Sopon Nigeria Ltd was the highest non-oil beneficiary in 2011, netting about N33 billion.
In 2011, the oil firm that benefited most was still Oando with N83 billion, followed by Capital Oil and Gas (N47 billion), Integrated Oil and Gas (N20 billion), Folawiyo Energy (N18 billion) and Sahara Energy (N14 billion).
Additional categories of beneficiaries were Coscharis Motors, which supplied Aviation Minister Stella Oduah’s controversial bulletproof cars and supplied 200 cars to the African First Ladies summit in 2012, received waivers of N400 million in 2011 and N698 million in 2013.
Dangote Group, the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM), Inspector General of Police, Chief of Army Staff, Central Bank of Nigeria, Bayelsa State government, Minister of Police Affairs, Nigerian Police Force, Sokoto State Government, Akwa Ibom State Government and the Watchtower Society also benefitted.
According to a document released by the Customs, a total of N1.435 trillion was lost through import duty waivers and concessions since 2011.
In the same year  about N480 billion was lost, through waiving N389 billion under the fuel, lubricants and similar products category for 149 beneficiaries, and N91 billion through other concessions to 290 companies.
The same amount was lost the following year, with N288 billion going to companies trading in oil and similar products and the remaining N191 billion being lost through other concessions. Another N474 billion was lost in 2013. The breakdown of the figures shows that N359 billion went to 80 oil firms while N114 billion was lost through concessions to another 287 companies. The Customs documents indicate that about 65 percent of beneficiaries received the waiver/concessions for goods not approved by the government, which ordinarily should be limited to raw materials, machinery and spare parts. The inclusion by the Finance Ministry of ‘other goods’ in the categories eligible for concessions, according to the Customs, enabled finished goods that add no economic value to the country to be imported. These goods include fish, bullet-proof vehicles, kola nut, palm oil and others. Thisday

Embattled Rector Shows ‘Proof’ Of Qualifications


The Rector of Kano State Polytechnic, Professor Yusuf Al-Hassan, has brought forward documents in support of his academic accomplishments.

A panel set up, recently, by the state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, had said the Rector failed to produce the originals of his credentials. The panel questioned his academic records, saying there was no evidence to back his 30-year claims. According to its report, all the Rector could display were mere photocopies.

At a press conference in his office on Friday, however, Al-Hassan told reporters that the originals of his credentials were in the US when the visitation panel came calling.

‘I later told my wife to send me the originals. For your information, my family is still in the States, talk less of my original credentials,’ he said, adding that he returned to Kano, following request by the state governor that he (Al-Hassan) should assist the state’s developmental initiative.

According to Al-Hassan, before he could put together the originals, the committee quickly packaged its report and submitted it to the governor.

Displaying the originals to reporters, he challenged anybody doubting their authenticity to verify at universities he attended in the United States.

‘I feel that Kano, the governor, the polytechnic and I are all under attack,’ Al-Hassan said.

2Face Idibia Takes A Swipe At Nigerian Politicians Says, “They Are Embarrassing Us, Una Dey Craze”


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2baba is not happy y’all! He is not impressed with the state of affairs of our nation & he is calling out the politicians who are largely responsible for it. In a recent interview with HipTV who caught up with him while in the States, he said, “All these politicians, dem dey mess our brain up, they are embarrassing us. Make una behave unasef, una dey craze?”

Read The Alleged Babangida’s Letter To President Jonathan


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Former Nigerian Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida reportedly released a statement through his media aide, Kassim Afegbua more or less advising the President to see things a bit differently especially beyond what his aides tell him. Babangida has debunked the rumor about the letter, he stated that the letter was not from him.

Read the letter he reportedly wrote to President Jonathan

“The happenings in the country in recent times call for worry if we must be sincere with ourselves. Every day, the nation is treated with one form of political issue or the other. From security challenges to economic challenges, Nigerians are asking several questions that deserve responses from government at the various levels. Democracy is when it is a people-driven government with its fundamental principles of freedom of expression, freedom of association, rule of law, accountability, probity and equal representation amongst others.

“I will like to advise President Goodluck Jonathan to tread cautiously so that those sycophants in, and out of government will not derail his focus, resilience and perseverance. He needs all the comportment, resilience, perseverance, introspection and determination to be able to take the right decisions for the good of the country. The arrest and release of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is a deliberate distraction which the President must run away from.

“He must avoid gambling with decisions and he must be willing to seek a third opinion on issues before he takes his decision. President Goodluck Jonathan must understand that there is a whole body of people out there who are not happy with happenings in the country. It is his responsibility as President of the country to reach out to them and make his mission understandable to the common man on the street so that they can buy into his government.

“If his body of advisers do not understand the temperament in the country and decide to embark on arresting and releasing people on very questionable allegations, they will be making enemies for the President instead of friends. The prerogative is that of the President and no one else.

“President Jonathan should as a matter of responsibility listens to voices of the opposition and or dissent, as he stands to gain experience and knowledge from their well-informed criticisms rather than build hostilities around them. He has to ensure that he minimizes and maximizes his discretionary powers in a manner that will not be subject of abuse.

“President Goodluck Jonathan must sit back, collect himself and carry out a critical self-appraisal before he takes his decisions. He is aware without mention, that the country is presently faced with several developmental challenges.

“Also, security agencies must avoid getting involved in political issues. Modern day security has evolved to a point where you do not require seeing gun-wielding Policemen on the streets. The ability to collate information and analyse same in a proactive manner will help improve the security situation in the country. We must carry out moral healing as well as political healing in the land. “The President must make it a point of duty to reach out to people, groups and individuals with the sole purpose of selling his presidency. It is becoming instructive that the concept of winner-takes-all which has pervaded the system for so long may not flourish as such again.”

NTA Journalist Among Those Killed In Ondo Deputy Governor’s Convoy Auto Accident


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A journalist working with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akure, Mr. Alex Akinwale has died. He has been identified among those who lost their life in a fatal motor accident involving the convoy of the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi on  (Saturday, February 1, 2014).
Four people, including the late Akinwale, were said to be among the occupants of a vehicle belonging to the NTA Staff when the convoy of the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi rammed on the Toyota Camry of a Traditional monarch, Oba Taofeek Olaposi, who was coming from Osun State, and heading to Akure.
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The deputy Governor’s vehicle, which supposedly used as ‘spare car,’ bashed the white Toyota Camry car of Oba Olaposi, and immediately collided with another vehicle, a Nissan Serena of the NTA staff with Reg no. Ondo: AG 477 ANG.
Oba Taofeek Olaposi, the Osunmakinde of Ife Tuntun, was said to have been traveling from Ile Ife in Osun State, to Akure, with his driver and a teenager for an event in Akure.
The Incident happened at Aponmu-Owena, along Akure-Ondo road, a suburb in Ondo state.
An eyewitness said all occupants of the vehicle which included the reporter’s pregnant wife, Mrs Kehinde Akinwale, two children and a house maid of the NTA staff, died on the spot.

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Akinwale, a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Akure was also the local chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), NTA Akure chapter until his death.
A staff with the organization revealed that the deceased was transferred from NTA Ikare, to NTA akure, where he was performing his duties brilliantly, and where he got along famously with his fellow staff members there.
Saharareporters gathered that the NTA staff, and his family, were returning from a function in Ondo to Akure, in order to attend  church program scheduled for Sunday, February 2nd, as the pastor of the church.
Many witnesses who spoke to Saharareporters, disclosed that a teenager, and the traditional ruler from Osun State, were immediately rescued from the scene.

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“A white Camry car belonging to one local traditional ruler in Osun State with his a teenager lost control when the convoy of the Deputy Governor rammed into them. They were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention.”
But another source told saharareporters that at the scene the driver of the traditional ruler, and a little girl in the vehicle died on their way before they could reach the hospital.
When Saharareporters visited the State General hospital in Akure, Four dead bodies were laid down on the floor of the hospital’s morgue with their bodies badly injured in the accident.
A doctor on duty who refused to comment officially,or give her name, did inform Saharareporters that the surviving monarch and two other people have since been transferred immediately to the Traumatic Centre of the hospital in Ondo town.
“We could not immediately attend to their condition here because they are in a critical condition that was why we referred them straight to the New Traumatic Centre in Ondo for more, she said.”

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Meanwhile, Ali Olanusi, Press Secretary, Mr Daisi Ajayi has confirmed the incident stating that his boss was on his way to Ondo town on an official assignment when the incident occurred.
Daisi said one of the security cars in the convoy and the deputy governor’s spare car was  badly damaged in the accident.
He said the Deputy Governor is now in the custody of medical doctors at the government house attending to treatment.
Akinloluwa was said to have survived the ghastly accident, and is receiving treatment at a family hospital in Akure.
Tragically, Alex Akinwale was just nursing the sudden death of his brother, Henry Akinwale, who had died just last week as a result of illness.

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Justin Bieber in more hot water


 

Over 100,000 Americans have signed an online petition asking for Justin Bieber to be deported. With Bieber’s increasing controversies and his recent drag-race arrest, signatories are asking the White House for the California denizen to be sent back to Canada.

“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,” wrote the petition’s creator, Detroit resident, J.M. “We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”justin-bieber

In just five days after it was first posted to the government’s “We the People” platform, over 100,000 Americans have signed the petition asking the Obama administration to revoke Bieber’s green card. The petition has reached the threshold that elicits an official response from the White House.

A rival petition, pleading for Bieber to be allowed to stay in the US because “he is a human being who makes mistakes”, has collected less than 1,000 signatures.

The rise of scam job sites


By  Adeola Adeyemo

 

In this era of improved internet technology, many job search sites abound on the internet. Some are genuine, while some are some are fake. Job seekers have therefore been faced with the dilemma of discerning between the real and the fake ones.

Every year, the country’s Ivory towers keep churning out graduates in their thousands to fight for the little available jobs while the larger percentage of the graduates roam the streets for the non available jobs. This rising rate of unemployment in the country has exposed the desperateness of many to get jobs, with many scammers exploiting the situation. Since everything is fast moving to ‘Online’, many online Job sites are fast spurning out on daily basis. And so, there is a daily increase in online job search. Investigations have revealed that a good number of them are actually fake, set up to dupe unsuspecting job seekers. Many graduates have fallen victim of online job portals demanding for money before they can be linked with any company without getting the jobs being promised.

Last year, it was discovered that there was a fake online recruitment portal for the recruitment exercise of the Nigerian Civil Defence and Security Corps (NSCDC) which was totally different from the genuine site. Many unsuspecting Nigerians who were desperately looking for jobs were duped in the process.

While revealing his experience with online job scammers, Kola Moses, a graduate said; “I can’t even remember the exact number jobs I have applied for online, they are really much. One day I received a job offer in my email. I was told to come and resume for a job and I will be paid ninety thousand Naira per month, but I should pay five thousand Naira to one account so that they will facilitate my papers and sort out some things for me. After paying the money, I didn’t hear from them again. All efforts to reach them on the phone number they provided and email address proved futile”, he narrated.

Mr Moses’ story is just one out of many of Nigerian youths that have fallen victim to online job scammers. Another graduate who reveals his name as Chris Chidi said; “My own case was not really a dupe case, but what I met was far beyond what I expected. I got a text message to come for an oral interview at a certain place in Ikeja last week. When I got there, we were made to write a ten minutes test and after that, they began a seminar. At the end of the day, what they really wanted was people to join their network marketing program by paying eight thousand five hundred naira each. After paying that money, we will then be required to look for other people to pay this money, and these people would also look for more to move up the ladder of the network marketing. If they had mentioned in the text message that they were looking for people to join their network marketing scheme, I definitely wouldn’t have shown up.”

The sheer volume of desperate job seekers has given scammers a fertile hunting ground.

The sheer volume of desperate job seekers has given scammers a fertile hunting ground.

But just as there are devious people taking advantage of the growth of online job sites, a good number of them are genuine ones which have helped job seekers get their desired jobs. Tara Kamson, a graduate of Business Administration said she submitted her CV to an online job site for a job in a telecommunication company after seeing the advert posted online and was eventually employed. According to her, no amount of money was demanded from her during and after the recruitment stages.

Another graduate who identified himself as Damilola Adeshina said he has had two job offers since completing his NYSC programme and they were both genuine ones gotten from his applications on online job sites.

Speaking on the disturbing trend of scamming unsuspecting job seekers, Tonye Ibifiri, a Human Resource Manager at an Insurance company said job seekers should be smarter and able to discern the real ones from the fakes. “No genuine employer or recruitment site would request for money before employing anyone,” she warned. “It is sad that lots of dubious people are preying on job seekers. But I don’t think that’s any reason for them, especially graduates, to allow themselves to be duped. Being desperate does not mean one shouldn’t be smart.”

Man Who Killed British Soldier Set To Appeal Against Conviction! Says I’m A ‘Soldier Of Allah’


Killer of British soldier, Michael Adebolajo, who was found guilty of murder, has lodged an application to appeal against his conviction. The soldier, Lee Rigby was killed on the 22nd of May, 2013, in Woolwich, south-east London, by Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
Adebolajo, 29, from Romford, east London, said he was a “soldier of Allah” and it was an act of war. At the scene of the murder, he yelled after killing the soldier saying; “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

Ajudua Trial Resumes, Faces Fresh Arraignment On February 5


 

Alleged serial fraudster, Fred Ajudua, is to face a fresh arraignment on February 5, 2014, more than ten years after he was first arraigned in 2003 for fraud charges totalling about $1.69m.

He will be arraigned before Justice Kudirat Jose of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja who has been assigned the case following the withdrawal of the former trial judge, Justice Olubunmi Oyewole.
Justice Oyewole’s withdrawal may not be unconnected with a petition written to the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, by a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (Rtd).

How NNPC Staff Was Killed On A Trip To Abuja


 

The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) has arrested nine persons, including a native doctor in connection with the killing of a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Deputy Commissioner of Police FSARS, Mr Chris Ezike, confirmed the arrest while speaking with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday.
Ezike, who is of the Adeniji-Adele Police Station, said that the suspects committed the crime on Sept. 23, 2012. He gave the name of the NNPC staff as Mr Sylvester Emefiele, who worked with NNPC’s Transformation Office in Abuja.
The commissioner said that the wife of the victim, Ngozi, had petitioned the Inspector-General of police in September, 2012 over the disappearance of her husband after leaving Lagos for Abuja.

Ezike said that the woman revealed that her husband left Lagos for Abuja on the invitation of his boss to process his visa for a training programme in Hungary.
“She claimed her husband sent her SMS on Sept. 23, 2012 at about 8.37 p.m that he was at Gwagwalada and that was the last she heard from him.
“She also stated that surprisingly, she noticed that withdrawals were being made from her husband’s accounts through ATM,’’ he said.
Ezike said that the arrest was made possible through scientific tracking of the mobile phone line of the victims, stressing that a school drop-out was first arrested in Ilesa, Osun with the victim’s blackberry handset.
“The suspect confessed that he bought the phone from one of the suspects, a cab driver in Modakeke in Osun State for N22, 000.
He added that after the arrest of the cab driver in Abuja, they were able to arrest others in connection with the crime.
“Two of the suspects confessed that they picked up the victim in their taxi cab with registration No. AG 956 KEF at Giri in the Gwagwalada Area Council to be dropped at Finance Quarters, Wuye, Abuja.
“The driver of the cab was the one that picked the victim and picked the second suspect some metres away even as the victim protested, the driver pleaded with the victim that the man was his brother.
“The second suspect claimed he brought out hammer as a decoy for pistol as soon as he entered the front of the cab. They subdued the victim and took him to a nearby bush.
“They claimed they search and dispossessed him of his laptop, N3,000 cash, three ATM cards and other items.
“They claimed they forced the victim to disclose his ATM pin numbers. One of the suspects went to the banks to withdraw N180, 000 immediately and the second suspect watch over the victim.
“They claimed that after they discovered the victim had more money in his accounts, they used charm prepared by the native doctor on him and he became weak.
“They claimed they discovered that the man died the following day and they abandoned the corpse in the bus and escaped.
“On June 10th, 2013, the two suspects led the DCP and crime scene forensic experts led by the police doctor, Emenike Chinenyenwa, to the scene located at Idu along Airport Road, eight kilometres from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport junction, Abuja.
“At the scene, we met a completely decomposed skeleton suspected to be the remains of the victim.
“The bones of the legs were still stuck in the jeans trousers while his ribs were scattered around.
“His wrist watch, one leg of his sandals and the twine rope used in tying him and other belongings were recovered there.
“The remains have been packaged by forensic experts for autopsy by the police pathologist.
“The victim’s family members were invited to identify the items recovered. The wife and younger brother were able to identify them.
“The two suspects also led detectives to arrest the native doctor that prepared the charm in Ipetumodu, Osun State.
“Our investigation has been able to established offences of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, armed robbery and culpable homicide,’’ Ezike said.
The DCP said that after the DNA test on the bones and tooth of the victim, the report by the Force Chief Consultant Pathologist, Dr Akhiwu Wilson, showed that they were similar to that of the victim’s son and his brother.
“The suspects were first arraigned on Nov. 19, 2013 at High Court, FCT, Abuja.
“The suspects are coming to court again on Jan. 31, 2014 now that the lab result is out,’’ Ezike added. (NAN)

Actress Nadia Buari’s Message To Bloggers


 

Photo: Three Kidnapped Indians Rescued In Rivers State


Nigeria’s State Security Services, SSS, with the help of military men have rescued three Indians who were kidnapped on the 3rd of January, 2014, while on board a cargo ship, off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. They were later brought to Bonny Channel in Rivers State, where they were held hostage for over 3 weeks before they were found and rescued on the 30th of January, 2014.
The men, Kanishik JHORAR, Mhinder Singh SAINI and Balwinder SINGH, were handed over to the Indian High Commission and the country of their employers, Equatorial Guinea Embassy respectively. No ransom was paid for their release.
However 5 members of the kidnap gang were apprehended while the leader of the group and others are still at large.

Man With 107 Citi Bank Credit Cards Arrested At Lagos Airport


A 36-year old Nigerian, with two different International passports, has been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, with 107 Citi Bank credit cards, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA said in a statement today.
NDLEA said it arrested Funsho Oladimeji Babatunde with the automated teller machine cards, 68 Citi Interswitch Master cards and 39 Citi Interswitch Visa cards, concealed inside a luggage during the outward screening of Turkish Airline passengers to Istanbul, Turkey. He had a Nigerian passport with the name Funsho Oladimeji Babatunde and a Turkish passport with the name Kosar Kursat both bearing his photographs.

How I Have Managed To Stay Off Scandals- Actress Queen Nwokoye


Ever since quiet looking Queen Nwokoye joined Nollywood 10 years ago, Queen has managed to stay away from negative stories and has been scandal free. In a recent interview, the actress was asked how she has managed to stay away from scandals and all sorts and here is what she said;
I think it has to do with my upbringing. I had extra-strict parents. My grandfathers were headmasters. My parents are knights of the Catholic Church. I have a strong religious background. My life was almost triangular. I went from home to school and to church and back home. Even till my first year in school, I always woke up to go and mop the altar in the church for the morning Mass. I was the president of the block rosary crusade (Catholic prayer group) in my area. I have younger sisters and I need to show them good examples. They look up to me. I am the first and they look up to me. Now, as a grown person, there are things I cannot do.

Saturday Newswatch Deputy Editor Shot Twice In The Stomach


 

The Deputy Editor of Saturday Newswatch, Mr Toyin Obadina yesterday night was shot by armed robbers in Ikorodu area of Lagos. Mr Toyin was shot twice in the stomach and has been rushed to Ikeja General Hospital for medical treatment. He is currently at the emergency Unit and his said to be in a critical condition.

Tiwa Savage Announces She Is Pregnant


 

If Tiwa Savage’s words are anything to go by, then the singer is pregnant. Tiwa who was on a date this evening with her husband, Teebillz, posted a picture of them together on instagram and captioned it ‘On a date with my boyfriend #nofilter #thebillz #bestfriend #soontobebabydaddy #birthdayin5days #turnuo #fineboy #nomoreharshtag’.

Blood Will Flow In Nigeria in 2015 Election, If… – Gov Kwankwaso.


The Governor of Kano state and new entrant to the All progressive congress (APC),  Alhaji Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso has joined the league of Nigerians who are threatening bloodbath for the people if the 2015 election did not go the way they wanted it.

Governor Kwankwaso while reacting to the timetable just r…eleased by the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2015 general election said that blood will flow in Nigeria, if the result of the election did not go they way they wanted it.

“The timetable for the election was drawn to favour President Goodluck Jonathan, the ex-Minister had threatened that “blood will flow” if the 2015 election is not conducted under a free and fair atmosphere”.

It is on record that no one has ever lost election in Nigeria without blaming it on election umpire or claiming rigged out by the winner. Nigeria lost over 400 people including 10 members of the NYSC as a result of similar utterance from the defeated candidate of CPC, Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari.  – Hope For Nigeria.

Check out Actress Shan George and her sons (photos)


Nollywood actress Shan George has just shared photos of her sons – Delnoi (27) and Jaga (25). They  are both graduates of  University of East London. Delnoi is a director in his dad’s company,  while Jaga is a hip-hop artiste.               Click for Full Image Size                 Click for Full Image Size

With Delnoi
With Jaga
With grandma

Comedian Princess and Wizkid


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FROM NOLLYWOOD TO NOLLYNUDE?


By Joshua Oyeniyi

Mark Twain, in his famous quote, submitted that “twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by those you did.” Hence, I will not be one of those who waited for history to call them to question. Whilst thinking up on this piece, I could hardly repress the gust of thoughts that my mind experienced but one thing I got out of my thought world is that our society’s  moral fabric has been disgracefully shredded. While some of us know this but shy away from the subject matter, many others may  yet not wake up to realise that a grand mischief is set to unleash on our society until our enervated consciences are further rent. It is sad enough that some members of the international community have been bickering over the recent signing into law of the anti-gay law by the President Goodluck Jonathan.

There have even been some obfuscating threats from shrouded quarters that foreign aids to this country will seize. As much as I refute the shameful, selfishly-warped description of human rights by distorted minds, I will like to ask the pro-gay-rights in Nigeria and Africa if they have really thought through the repercussions of letting every tide from these Western rascals get the best of us. Soon enough, every conceivable evil might become enshrined within our laws as rights if we keep canvassing against the very basic laws that have held the larger majority of humanity together for thousands of years. In essence, robbery, assault and r*pe might, before long, become permitted by law. Where were these western reprobates when Nigerians were locking heads over child marriage bill a few months ago? If this multiplicity of licentiousness is anything to reckon with, then we are, indeed, at the threshold of human destruction.

But, these said, I am turning the searchlight on one other rust that is eating us up from within. In the last few years, our entertainment industry has witnessed a lot of growth and improvement in both quantity and quality of production. From music tracks, to music videos and then to movie production, there has been a steady increase in the faith that Nigerians now have in our local entertainment economy. More so, it is a delight to see our own Nollywood stars rubbing shoulders with their Hollywood counterparts in various movie classics. However, while it is good development that we are making this progress and gaining global recognition, it appears we have rubbed shoulders too far! A comical south-western dictum has it that “ti ibowo ba ti koja igunpa, o ti di konfu”. In the English translation, “when courtesy and social interaction are done to an unprincipled extreme, they breed problems”.

With the recent dive into music videos and movies with highly offensive c*m explicit images, we are in for some troublous times. If none or a very few people are talking, then our children and the coming generations will curse us for the calamities that will befall their days. I give kudos to the Deputy Governor of Lagos, Mrs Orelope Adefulire, for fronting the efforts at curbing the excesses of our entertainers when she cautioned the female dancers of a popular Nigerian artiste who were ‘rocking’ the songs without having pants on while exposing the features of their feminine parts in tightly-fitted swim suits in public glare. We need more of this! While walking through a major street in Gwagwalada, FCT Abuja, I stumbled upon a movie poster outside a sales outlet and was baffled. Staring me in the face was the picture of a scantily clad young lady with virtually every element that makes her a woman starkly exposed to the world.

The producers gave the movie a caption that ridiculously depicted females from a particular south-south state as sx objects. I refuse to yield to the temptation to mention the captions of several movies with explicit content as doing so would give undeserved publicity to these unscrupulous producers and their movies. Nigerians witness, on a daily basis, the shameful cm degrading display of womanhood in the name of movie production. That there is a market for soft P0*n (I can find no better name for such explicit movies) is no reason enough to throw caution into the air and expose our minors to such obscenities. Even many young adults barely have the moral strength to resist the amoral suggestions that trail the thoughts after seeing such pictures, how much more the movies. It is high time our movie producers began putting the entire viewing audience into consideration when they go to set and stopped thinking only about their pockets. There is no worse definition for wickedness.

We can take no more of mentally-daft actors and actresses who have no self-dignity and want to transfer same to our viewing populace. We have had enough of brazen actresses who, daily and weekly, shamelessly flood our internet space with lewd photos of their poorly-clad bodies; even claiming to have the support of their husbands and families for their ‘career’ (I wonder what career this is in the first place). What an evil! If unemployment is an excuse for expressing willingness at the immoral desires of movie producers that females bare it all in their movies, then soon enough, we should have all our unemployed females turn cheap movie prostitutes.

I mourn at the gross irresponsibility of whoever or whatever board approves such movies and music videos for public consumption (Do we still have a films and video censor board?). Little wonder our newspapers are regularly flooded with r*pe stories of worrying dimensions with an all-time high incidence record. Our society is constipating with moral filth and its way out has become, seemingly, the unleashing of moral crimes on fellow humans. Now is the time to call our entertainment industry to order. Even in the United States, Hollywood does not recognize adult movie stars in its awards ceremonies. We must separate adult movies from nominal home videos and not create an evil confusion by intertwining both. Nollywood must cease from releasing Nollynude motion pictures and our music video producers must apply caution to the images they let out to our public space. Let’s preserve the little sanity we still enjoy in our society.

Joshua Oyeniyi, a writer and radio presenter, writes via prince.oyeniyi@yahoo.com

Comedian Princess and her daughter Princess (See photos)


 

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Bukunmi and Princess at a Xmas fun fare in 2013

“I’m light skinned and attract a lot of traffic” – Ras Kimono’s daughter, Oge


 

“As a young lady you’ll have men hitting on you all the time. I’m light  skinned and I attract a lot of traffic; guys just can’t get their eyes  off me and I understand they are just human so I don’t let it go to my  head. When guys make passes at me I hear Daddy’s voice come screaming  from the background and I’m like ‘okay Oge Kimono, you’ve gotta watch  yourself,’” she says

Nigerian man arrested in the US for stabbing his mother to death (PICTURED)


 

Isaac Ojiabo Jnr-YNaija
Police in the state of Maryland in the United States have arrested a young man over allegations that he killed his mother. 20-year-old Isaac Anya Ojiabo Jr. is said to have stabbed his mother in the Forest Hill area of Baltimore. The suspect was found near the neighbourhood in an SUV after a search by police officers. The Baltimore Sun reports:

Detectives found him in his 2007 Lexus SUV at Crouse and Putnam roads near his neighborhood at about 5 a.m. His mother, 51-year-old Joy Ojiabo, was found dead in the 1600  block of Rushing Stream Court; she had been stabbed in the chest,  Hopkins said. Joy Ojiabo’s husband, Anya Ojiabo, found her in a room on  the second floor, Hopkins said. Her body was taken to the Office of the  Chief Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. Investigators had been searching for Ojiabo overnight following  after the stabbing, which was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. Issac  Ojiabo Jr. has been charged with first- and second-degree murder and  assault with a deadly weapon.

Actor Emeka Ike Ejected From St. Nicholas School Building


It’s indeed not a good time for actor Emeka Ike and his wife, as the owners of the property that housed their Secondary School, St. Nicholas College, which they started in 2008 has evicted them from the building with the help of the law court.

The building was sealed last week Friday after a court case that lasted for 5years. The said owners also accused them of not paying their dues before now. Sources said, St. Nicholas College has been experiencing a lot of troubles especially, when the actor started owing the teachers and employing incompetent hands. A lot of kids were also withdrawn from the school by parents, with others threatening to do the same. But all that is over now, as the school building has been sealed up.

Actor/Model, IK Ogbonna Is The Loverboy In Juliet Ibrahim’s “Traffic Jam” Music Video, See Behind-The-Scene PHOTOS


 

 

Celebrity Ghollywood Actress-turned musician,Juliet Ibrahim who released two singles in 2012 has been busy shooting a video for her new track –’Traffic Jam’ and we have some behind the scene photos for you.
Traffic Jam is Juliet’s third single and features model/actor, IK Ogbonna, Ghanaian actor,Eddie Watson and her sister/model/actress,Sonia Ibrahim.

Read The New Cyber Crime Bill Proposed By The Nigerian Legislators


According to the bill, Internet service providers will be required to keep all traffic data and subscriber information for the purpose of prosecuting those suspected of committing cyber-crimes (Gobe!!!) . The service providers are expected to provide necessary assistance towards the identification, apprehension and prosecution of offenders, failure of which makes them liable to fines and or jail terms.
If you as a Nigerian internet user:

  • Insults someone else publicly, through a computer system or network, you have committed an offense and will be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than five years or to a fine of not less than N10m or to both fine and imprisonment.
  • If you circulate or make any racist and xenophobic material available online, you get a jail term of five years.
  • Cyber-criminals, who hide under the anonymity of the Internet to bully, harass other users of online platforms also risk jail terms when the law comes into full force.
  • Anyone found guilty of posting messages deemed “grossly offensive, indecent, obscene” or messages aimed at “causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety” to another online user gets a jail term of 12 months
  • If you bully, threaten or harass another person, through “information and communication technologies” or posts messages online that contains “threats to kidnap or injure” another person, you will be jailed five years or pay a fine of N15m or both.
  • Then the craziest part I earlier told you about –  if you commit an offense against what the bill calls “critical national information infrastructure” which results in death, automatically, a death sentence will be prescribed for you!

Part V, Section four of the bill prescribes the Office of the National Security Adviser as the co-coordinating body for all security and enforcement agencies when the bill becomes law.

Mercy Aigbe-Gentry Shows Off New Look


Mercy mercyyy