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?

Leave comments 

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.

source

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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Monday, 7 October 2013

'I thought my son would succeed me" - Grief-stricken Olu Falae






Chief Olu Falae lost his son, Deji Falae, on Thursday 3rd October in the Associated Airline plane which crashed shortly after take-off. The former Secretary to the Federal Government said he lost a political successor in his son. Deji, who was the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, led the state government’s delegation to accompany the corpse of former Ondo State governor, Chief Olusegun Agagu from Lagos to Akure, for the a state burial.


Falae, who was still grieving over the loss, told the visiting Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, that he had reached the peak of his political sojourn.

“I was looking forward to seeing Deji take over from me, because I have reached the peak of my being in politics. I will miss him so much,” he said.

Tambuwal had visited the home of the chieftain to commiserate with him and his family over the Thursday plane crash. Tambuwal said Deji was his friend and had sent useful text messages to him on how to move the country forward, four days before the unfortunate incident. 

(Punch)

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Saudi-bound plane makes emergency landing in Sokoto as tyres explode mid-air




A Saudi bound Kabo Air plane carrying 400 passengers from Kano made an emergency landing at the Sir Abubakar III International Airport in Sokoto early today Saturday October 5th.

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet which left Kano on Friday en route to Saudi Arabia had to divert to Sokoto after several of its tyres exploded immediately after it took off the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano. All the passengers aboard the airline have been evacuated from the plane and lodged in a hotel in the ancient city. (Sahara Reporters)

Friday, 4 October 2013

Dangote set to build world’s best 1000-bed capacity hospital in Kano




The richest man in Africa Aliko Dangote is set to build the world's best 1000-bed capacity hospital in Kano via his Dangote Foundation. The 1,000 bed capacity ultramodern medical theatre complex will be constructed within the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano and will cost N2billion to build. It has been named Mariya Sanusi Dantata.

The hospital would comprise of a diagnostic laboratory, 10 operating theatres, 3 intensive care units, patients’ wards and administrative/service rooms for doctors and nurses. On Tuesday October 1st Aliko Dangote explained why he's building the hospital...

“It is not just about building a best in class medical facility in Kano state, it is about fulfilling our commitment to sustainably improving the health and well-being of Nigerians. We believe that every Nigerian has a right to quality healthcare, we also believe that it is our collective duty to rally our resources to improve health infrastructure, support the development of health care professionals and improve preventive health measures in Nigeria,"
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