Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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




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

This is coming on the heels of a 2-week ultimatum given by a group of Northern youths under the aegis of Arewa Youth Development Foundation (AYDF), to Southerners currently living in the North, to relocate to their respective states. According to National Mirror report, the Asari-led group who said the southerners are not slaves to the north, called for a ‘Republic of Niger Delta’. 

Responding to what they termed, ‘arrogance of youths of the North’ who, recently in Kano, demanded the breaking up of Nigeria, thousands of Niger Delta youths, yesterday, July 22 took to the streets of Ughelli, in Delta State, in a ‘State of the Nation Road Walk’.
They described the call by the northern youths as misguided and deliberately planned to provoked the south. The youths carrying placards, warned all northerners resident in the region to vacate, while also criticizing former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwezili,the convener of the #Bring- BackourGirls# campaign. They accused her of being used as an ‘agent supremacist’ against President Jonathan’s administration.

The Asari- Dokubo’s NDPSF spokesman, Comrade Rex Ekiugbo Anighoro, warned that should anything happen to any Niger Deltan in the north, the Niger Delta youths will not hesitate to retaliate.
“The arrogance of the north is getting petrifying and the south is not afraid of such antics,” he said.
It would be recalled that on Monday, July 21, a group known as Concerned Arewa Citizen had submitted a bill to the Kaduna House of Assembly seeking a law for the registration of southerners in Kaduna and other parts of Northern Nigeria.

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

Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals Why He Doesn’t Have Tattoos Like Most Of His Colleagues




Real Madrid/Portuguese player, Cristiano Ronaldo in a recent interview revealed why he does not have tattoos on his body like most of his other football playing colleagues.

The world best footballer says in order to be able to donate blood, he has to stay away from tattoos.

He says: “I don’t have tattoos because I donate blood very often”.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Mother Stabs Herself To Death After Watching Her Son Die During Abuja Demolition





PHOTOS: Woman Commits Suicide After Son Was Killed In Abuja Demoliition

20 June, 2014
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There was pandemonium in Abuja, yesterday, when angry residents took to the busy Kubwa-Zuba expressway to protest over the death of a mother and her son during the demolition of Aluguyi Village known popularly known as Lungu Village in the FCT by officials of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).

Left: Residents after demolition at Lungu Village. Right: Protesters on the highway and gridlock along Kubwa expressway in Abuja, yesterday

Photos from the protest in Abuja below

The protest created a heavy traffic on the busy road with vehicles stretching for several kilometres, with the protesters who started the protest at about 12 noon, barricaded the expressway with burning tyres and bricks, protesting over the lives that were lost during what they described as unannounced and inhuman demolition of the community by the officials of the FCDA.

Top Nigerian entertainer, Charlie Boy who resides in Gwarimpa also reacted to the demolition saying: If government wants to embark on this kind of exercise, there is the need to get the people psychologically prepared.

You can see I have been pleading with them to stop the protests and open the roads to no avail; it is understandable because what happened today is very painful, Charlie Boy said.

According to a witness, Mr Joshua Iyah, officials of the FCDA in company of well armed military personnel stormed the community at about 10am, and started demolishing houses along with their belongings, not minding if people were inside or not.

During the demolition, a primary school boy came home from school tired and hungry, not understanding what was going on, he entered their house to change from his school uniform and as he was still inside the house, that was when the bulldozer demolishing their house and blocks fell on the boy.

Attempts to rescue the boy were not successful because the military and policemen were using whips against us. They even prevented his mother from rescuing him. The boy died immediately. When the mother of the boy saw what happened to her child, she took a broken bottle and stabbed herself to death, he said.

JethroIliya, another eye witness said that they initially started the protest inside Gwarinpa estate, but when there was no response from the FCT minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed or relevant authorities, they decided to move to Kubwa-Zuba expressway to express their grievances.

To make matters worse the policemen shot two people, when we were protesting over the two people shot, the military men started shooting again in the air. As I speak to you, two people are dead and two are currently in the hospital.

What wrong have we done as natives of Abuja to have given our land to the federal government? We have given enough! They have collected our farmlands, we were quiet, now they are coming to chase us out of our houses. We have so many graduates everywhere, but no job, yet they will say we are not educated.

Enough is enough, we have been pushed to the wall. This is just the beginning, we cannot take this anymore! Was it a crime for us to have given our land to Nigeria? This is too much, we are not animals. They should do the right thing in Abuja, before it is too late, he said.

However, Kalu Emetu, Public Relations officer of the Development Control Department said that he was not aware of any deaths.

He said that the case with Lungu village had been in court for some months and judgment was recently delivered in favour of the Department.

He said that structures that were demolished in the exercise were illegal squatters and shanties.

Squatter settlers encroached on Plot 64, Kafe District, in Lungu Village, which was meant for an estate.

Development Control marked the area for demolition since March 2014 and the villagers went to court; the court finally struck out the case.

Fifty four illegal structures, 17 shanties, 5 shops and one church were removed and I am not aware of any death, he said

Yunusa Yusuf, the Secretary General, Abuja Original Inhabitants Association, in his reaction, said the protest became necessary to push for the rights of original indigenes.

Mr. Yusuf said that the inhabitants had continuously pleaded with the Federal Government to recognise their position as original inhabitants of the FCT.

Overtime, we have seen that nobody is recognising us or appreciating the fact that we have sacrificed our ancestral land and everything for the benefit of everyone.

We live among the rich but we are the poorest people; our children are not considered in any good schools and almost all our youths are jobless.

They do not have any opportunity to benefit from various empowerment programmes, he said.

Mr. Yusuf said that the indigenes had made several efforts to talk with the FCT Minister, Bala Muhammed, to assist them without success hence the protest.

He added that the protest would not be suspended until government intervened.

Also, John Efere, the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said his office had no record of any casualty in the course of the demolition.

We do not have record of any casualty; I believe the residents are just angered by the demolition.

I just want to appeal to residents of the area to shun violence and embrace dialogue in the interest of peace, Mr. Efere said.


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

When will these killings end?

Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital

First attack around Abuja in two years
Crowd gather at the scene of a bomb blast at a bus terminal in Nyayan, Abuja April 14, 2014.  (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)
Crowd gather at the scene of a bomb blast at a bus terminal in Nyayan, Abuja April 14, 2014. 
A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja.
Suspicion fell on Boko Haram, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Islamists who are mainly active in the northeast. As well as the 71 dead, police said 124 were wounded in the first attack on the federal capital in two years.
Security experts suspect the explosion was inside a vehicle, said Air Commodore Charles Otegbade, director of search and rescue operations. The bus station, 5 miles (8 km) southwest of central Abuja, serves Nyanya, a poor, ethnically and religiously mixed satellite town where many residents work in the city.
“I was waiting to get on a bus when I heard a deafening explosion, then saw smoke,” said Mimi Daniels, who escaped from the blast with minor injuries to her arm. “People were running around in panic.”
Bloody remains lay strewn over the ground as security forces struggled to hold back a crowd of onlookers and fire crews hosed down a bus still holding the charred bodies of commuters.
“These are the remains of my friend,” said a man, who gave his name as John, holding up a bloodied shirt. “His travel ticket with his name on was in the shirt pocket.”
The attack highlighted the vulnerability of Nigeria’s federal capital, built in the 1980s in the geographic center of the country to replace coastal Lagos as the seat of government for what is now Africa’s biggest economy and top oil producer.
Boko Haram militants fighting for an Islamic state have largely been confined to the remote northeast. They have been particularly active there over the past few months and are increasingly targeting civilians they accuse of collaborating with the government or security forces.
“In some ways it’s not a big surprise,” said Kole Shettima, director of the Abuja office of US charitable institution, the MacArthur Foundation. “The situation has been escalating. It’s a statement that they are still around and they can attack Abuja when they want, and instill fear.”
The Islamists, who want to carve an Islamic state out of Nigeria, have in the past year mostly concentrated their attacks in the northeast, where their insurgency started.
There had been no such violence near the capital since suicide car bombers targeted the offices of the newspaper This Day in Abuja and the northern city of Kaduna in April 2012.
Security forces at the time said that was because a Boko Haram cell in neighboring Niger state had been broken up.
A Christmas Day bombing of a church in Madalla, on the outskirts of Abuja, killed 37 people in 2011, although the main suspect in that attack is now behind bars. Boko Haram also claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the United Nations’ Nigeria headquarters that killed 24 people on August 26, 2011.
Boko Haram, which in the Hausa language of largely Muslim northern Nigeria means broadly “Western education is sinful”, is loosely modeled on the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, and has forged ties with Al-Qaeda linked militants in the Sahara.

Friday, 11 April 2014

100 Graduate From Calabar Phone, ipad Assembling Plant


- Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke has lauded the transformation initiative of President Goodluck Jonathan, saying it's the only solution to the desired sustainable peace in the country.

Speaking yesterday while receiving the supervising Minister for Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Architect Darius Ishaku, shortly after the graduation ceremony of the first 100 graduates of the Niger Delta Skill Acquisition Centre (Phone and Ipad Assembling plant component), in Calabar, Imoke opined that impacting the necessary skill on the youths was imperative if there must be meaningful development in the country.

The Governor commended the ministry in its effort in implementing its aggressive youth empowerment of which ICT is a component, saying that it indicates genuine intention to transform the country and better the lots of youths in the area.

While thanking Jonathan for envisaging the exploration of ICT potentials amongst the youth which products he noted dominated the market today, the Governor maintained that with over 50 thousand active phone users and over 100 thousand person having access to internet, the phone assembling plant was the best move to benefit from the huge demand in the sector as well as bridge the skill gap and grow the economy.

He lauded the Ministry for siting the plant in Calabar and promised to collaborate with the Centre to ensure that it does not only operate in a sustainable manner but also expand its existing facility to carter for more needs.

Earlier, Architect Ishaku said the idea of the phone assembling plant was initiated as part of the ICT policy of the ministry in collaboration with Nigerians ICT Professionals in diaspora, saying that the effort has today culminated into what is referred to as phone and ipad assembling plant to empower youths in the region.

He pointed out that the choice of Calabar for sitting the plant was not in error but because of its proximity to Free Trade Zone which will make it possible for the entrepreneurs to export their finished products outside the country couple with peace and serenity of the environment, saying 'We found the best place for this project in Niger Delta in Calabar

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian federal lawmakers to spend N1.2 trillion on selves in six years as poverty mounts in country






The government has spent N150 billion yearly since 2011 to run the National Assembly. That will continue till 2016.

Nigerian federal lawmakers will retain a controversial yearly budget of N150 billion for at least two more years according to the government’s spending outlay, in yet another indication the government is less bothered about curtailing a lavish habit that has angered many Nigerians, who have called for cuts.

The vote, which has sparked outcry since its first approval in 2011, will remain in place as the cost of running the Nigerian National Assembly, for 2015 and 2016, according to the government’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework, despite a declining economic fortune that has already forced a cut in total national budget from N4.9 trillion to N4.6 trillion in 2014.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

EXCLUSIVE NEWS| SHOCKING: Meet Girl Who Cries STONES Instead Of Tears [PHOTOS]


A 12-year-old Yemeni girl has shocked and left superstitious villagers of her home community in fear after it was revealed she cried out stones instead of tears.

Its not just the villagers that are scared, doctors are also baffled by this and they said an explanation could not be given to how the girl cries out tears since the 12-year-old girl isn't suffering from any known disease.

The 12-year-old girl, Saadiya Saleh produces little hard stones under her eyelids, which has made the villagers conclude she is possessed by the devil's magic, the Mirror.

“This case in the second strange phenomenon in the region," the Azal reporter said

“The case has triggered panic in the area where this girl lives... some say the girl could be gripped by a magic spell while others say it might be the devil...others fear it could be the start of a dangerous epidemic.”




                                   stones removed from her eyes
A YouTube video posted online showed stones that dropped out of the girl's eyes been gathered by doctors.


Source: Yahoo!

Back in the days: Tour of Nigeria back in 1956




Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Phillip pictured with Nigeria's first head of state Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe and HRH Obi Okosi, the Obi of Onitsha in the 1956 tour of Nigeria

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Whao what a house!!!!!!!!!!

And say goodbye to being bothered by nosy neighbors.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Can't believe this! Go and Die T-Shirt hit the market


Is this real or photoshop?

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Ronaldo Turns Down Football For F1




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Real Madrid's players celebrated the 10th anniversary of the club's partnership with Audi during a very special event where sports and technology went hand in had. Welcome to the‪#‎Quattro‬ territory!

Goodnight Great Madiba!!!!





In a nation healing from the scars of apartheid, Nelson Mandela became the moral compass
With bouts of illness, the anti-apartheid icon faded from the limelight in recent years
Mandela spent 27 years in prison; 18 of them were on Robben Island


Freedom fighter, prisoner, moral compass and South Africa's symbol of the struggle against racial oppression.

That was Nelson Mandela, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead his country out of decades of apartheid. He died Thursday night at age 95.

His message of reconciliation, not vengeance, inspired the world after he negotiated a peaceful end to segregation and urged forgiveness for the white government that imprisoned him.

"As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison," Mandela said after he was freed in 1990.

Mandela, a former president, battled health issues in recent years, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.

Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the consciousness of the nation and the world.

"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father," South African President Jacob Zuma said. "What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."

His U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, echoed the same sentiment.

"We've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth," Obama said. "He no longer belongs to us -- he belongs to the ages."

Goodnight Great Madiba!!!!

Monday, 2 December 2013

After Harassing, Oshomole gives huge sum of money to the widow


After allegedly harassing this widow, Oshomole gave her job, and a huge sum of money;
Not only did he employ the woman, he also gave her N2million cash gift to set up a trade. Her life will never be the same again.


Many killed as Boko Haram attack Airforce Base in Borno




Boko Haram terrorists, Monday morning, attacked the Air-force Base and other places in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The siege which started about 3am shook the town as occasional gunshots and other Grenade launchers were heard.

During the attacks on the Air force Base and other places including the Maiduguri International Airport, several people were killed as the terrorists. Other places attacked are the newly constructed trailer park, residential and public buildings, military checkpoints.

An eye witness who resides just few metres away from the Air force Base said, he saw some military operational vehicles carrying dead bodies to the hospital at about 6am, the dead bodies were suspected to be security agents killed during the attack”.
It was also noted that over a hundred terrorists were killed by military airstrikes in the counter offensive.

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Friday, 29 November 2013

What a shame! Gov Oshiomhole tells a crying widow to 'go and die'!






"You're a widow, go and die!" That's what Governor Adams Oshiomhole said to widow during a sanitation exercise of Benin City with some state officials recently. The woman was hawking on the road side which is illegal in the state but to tell her to go and die after she knelt in front of him, crying and begging him not to seize her little means of livelihood, is just cold-hearted.

I'm so mad at the way he treated this woman. Wasn't he once a labour leader? Are these the kind of leaders we have? No compassion, no kindness? What a damn shame! 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

EFCC Arraigns Pastor for N 40.2 million Fraud!



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday arraigned Rev. Kim David Pam before Justice Yargate B. Nimpar of the Plateau State High Court on a 9-count charge bordering on stealing, fraudulent misappropriation and criminal breach of trust.
The accused is said to have abused his position as Chairman of Goodliving Multi-purpose Cooperative Society and the sole signatory of the accounts domiciled in First Bank Nigeria Plc and Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc. Rev Pam pleaded not guilty to all the charges.


Count 5 of the charge reads, “that you Reverend David Kim Pam between the 23rd day of April 2012 and the 11th day of May 2012 through one James Pam misappropriated the sum of Eleven Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Eight Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (11,358,500.00) being money belonging to Goodliving Multi Purpose Cooperative Society domiciled at First Bank Nigeria Plc Jos Main Branch and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 308 of the Penal Code Law of Plateau state and punishable under section 309 of the same Act”.

In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel asked the court to fix a date for trial.

Counsel to the accused, Samuel Obende made an oral application for bail which was vehemently opposed by the prosecution citing the severity of the offence which attracts 5 years imprisonment in the event of conviction.

Justice Nimpar granted bail to the accused in the sum of N5 million with two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must own a landed property in Bukuru area of Jos and must be a public servant not below the level of Director.

Justice Nimpar adjourned the case to December 9, 2013 for hearing.
-The Street Journal

Kanye has gone mad! Goes ballistic on radio show (watch video)



Kanye West is gradually losing it...and yes it's still a laughing matter. Despite recent reports that he's lost popularity by 66%, he still thinks he's the best thing since...

While criticizing big corporations and especially Nike for not giving him much backing for his Nike Air Yeezy sneaker collaboration project on Sway in the Morning, Kanye said:

"I am standing up and I'm telling you I am Warhol. I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh, Walt Disney. And who's going to be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more? Or do you want to marginalize me till I'm out of my moment."When radio host Sway asked him why he won't empower himself instead of begging corporations to back him, Kanye went absolutely ballistic! Y'all need to watch the video. 

Starts from 16: 30 mark...

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Ola Adeosun Esq. Wrote


A Case Of Police Brutality Against My Person And Man’s Inhumanity To Man On The Orders Of The Governor Of Oyo State, Mr. Isiaka Ajimobi!





At exactly 11.43am today, while driving my Honda accord car down the Mokola flyover at Mokola area of Ibadan, I heard the blaring of sirens which is synonymous to the presence of members of the Nigerian political class, looking through my side mirror, I realized that my guess was right, as I discovered that behind me was a long line of VIP convoys coming from the Sabo end of under the flyover, I swerved to the extreme left side of road, to allow easy passage of vehicles in the convoy.

After about two or three vehicles in the convoy had passed, I was surprised that two white coaster buses in the convoy made attempts to pass beside my car at the same time, obviously because of the narrow nature of the road, or probably because the buses wanted to avoid a bad portion of the road, the white bus on my side violently hit my car and pushed it to the median on the road, and thereafter drove off together with the other bus. Seeing the damage done to my car, I being a willing tax payer in Oyo state was furious, and I decided to follow the bus that hit my car to its destination, Alas I made the mistake of my life, because all other security vehicles in the convoy kept hitting my car and driving past me in a manner that suggests that it was a calculated attack on my person. I still followed the convoy patiently, but a police coloured Hilux truck in the convoy with registration number: “ESCORT 1” thereafter double-crossed and pinned down my car. Fully armed policemen numbering about eighteen (18) jumped down from the truck and some other police vehicles around and dragged me out of my car. One Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) ADESOJI ADEOSUN who was identified as the commander of the governor’s convoy informed the policemen that the governor had ordered that I should be dealt with and locked up at Mokola Police station until whenever the governor makes up his mind about what he wants to do with me!

At this point, I realised that I was a marked man, obviously because of my genuine, honest and sincere criticism of the anti masses, pro rich/elite styles of the Ajimobi government in Oyo State. The policemen led by one Sergeant Abubakar Mude with force number: 196756 on the supervision of the said ASP ADEOSUN in a manner that best fits the conducts of touts and political thugs pounced on me, beat me mercilessly and dragged me on the floor before throwing me into one of the police trucks like a common criminal for onward transmission to Mokola Police station, while on our way to the Police station, the beating continued unabated, in fact one of the animalistic policemen Sergeant Paul Audu even threatened to shoot me in the car, but for divine intervention. My offence as stated by this criminal gang in police uniform was that an imaginary “OPPOSITION” sent me!

Thereafter, I was dumped at the Mokola Police station, Ibadan by this criminal gang, where I was detained until 5.17pm today 11th November 2013, before I was released on bail to go and see a doctor for medical attention.

While at the station, the police officers were taken to the scene of the incident to recover my car, because I informed them that my car key was in the car as the engine was still on as at the time I was attacked, and that my phones, documents and cash were inside the car which was left in the middle of the road, by the time we got to the scene, my car was not there, but we were informed by the policemen we met there that the Chief Security Officer to the governor has ordered that my car be taken to the Government House(Maybe they need more cars to add to the already terribly long convoy of MR. GOVERNOR)!

This is the state of things as I put out this statement.

It is my opinion that there must be an end to impunity, we cannot struggle to send successive military dictators away, to now be attacked by civilian despots, who were in the comfort of their wives and bedrooms while we were sleeping in cells and prisons for us to have democracy.

Long live Oyo state!
Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria!!

Signed

Ola Adeosun Esq.



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