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Posted by: slimsaint - 6 hours ago - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A young and promising Nigerian man has died a painful death after he was caught up in a bloody cult war.[Image: Philip-Yakubu.jpg]Philip Yakubu 

     
    The family members of a 29-year-old Philip Yakubu have been left in a state of sadness after their son was killed during a violent and bloody cult war in Kabong community, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
     
    According to the deceased father, 65-year-old, Yakubu Jah, Philip was caught in the crossfire of a battle between two rival cult groups, Red Axe and Black Axe.
     
    A report by DailySun revealed that the violent and tragic clash happened penultimate Saturday and left four persons dead, including Philip. 
     
    Yakubu, who described the slaying of his only surviving male child as the worst fate that had befallen him, said the tragic incident left him more devastated after losing other sons in earlier years.
     
    On the fateful day, Philip was at home in the evening and chatting with his parents, when his phone rang. Within seconds he left the house, to play with his friends at the market square, which is not far from the house.
     
    Sadly, a fight between the two rival cult groups spilled into the place where Philip and his friends were playing. In the ensuing confusion, he was stabbed severally with a knife on his chest and neck. The panic caused by the fight made people within the vicinity to hurriedly lock up their shops and flee as the sound of sustained shooting rent the air.
     
    The residents who were out either for relaxation or to purchase foodstuff, mostly women and young girls, scampered for safety.
     
    Philip who was bleeding profusely was rushed to Bingham University Teaching Hospital for urgent treatment but he died before reaching the medical facility. His corpse was subsequently deposited at the morgue after doctors certified him dead.
     
    Meanwhile his father who was at home and preparing to eat dinner couldn’t believe what happened to his son, who had gone out just one hour earlier. When he was alerted about what happened to the son and before he could get to the hospital, he was told that his son had died.
     
    Expectedly, shock and disbelief covered him like a blanket. As the enormity of his loss sank in, he was thrown into temporary confusion.
     
    Recalling the incident, Yakubu said: “If I had the premonition that my son would die, I would not have allowed him go out when he received that phone call that made him go to the place of his death. His friends said it was a military man that called him out of the house, but I don’t know who actually called him. I don’t know where to start now, this boy has been very supportive in the family, he has been killed, I couldn’t believe the story which sounded like a movie until when I saw the corpse at the mortuary the following morning. I am finished.”
     
    Philip who was the fourth child in the family of five and left behind three children – Pam and Davou, eight and five years respectively. The youngest, Bitrus is two years old and was abandoned by the mother one year ago.
     
    Philip lost his elder sister in a mysterious manner several years ago while the elder brother, Luka, died in 2015 in a fatal car accident. As if that wasn’t enough, the younger brother also died after a brief illness in 2016, leaving behind two girls.
     
    According to the father, he was yet to recover from the rude shock of losing his children only for him to be hit again with the sad news of the death of Philip, the bread winner of the family.
     
    However, on Tuesday, May 8, panic spread through the community, when a cult group dressed in black claimed that Philip was their member and insisted that the family should release his corpse to them for burial according to their norms. Sunday Sun learnt the boys came out in their numbers as early as 8:00a.m and marched to Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos, where they created a scene as they demanded for the corpse from the family.
     
    The cult group, which was made up of young boys and girls, threatened to unleash terror on innocent members of the public, and even attempted to burn a popular hotel, which is said to belong to the leader of the rival cult group.
     
    To save the day, teams of the Special Task Force (STF) in charge of internal security in Jos and its environs rushed to the area as just as the Nigerian police and men of the Department of the State Services were called in to join in restoring normalcy and pave way for the burial which took place behind Government Secondary School, Kabong

Posted by: slimsaint - 6 hours ago - Forum: Religion - No Replies
  • Self acclaimed born-again Christian and celebrity divorcee, Tonto Dikeh has posted some photos and video from her latest ministration at a church in South Africa.[Image: actress-tonto-dikeh-1_jph.jpg]Tonto ministering in church

     

    Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, on Saturday, ministered at the Enlightened Christian Gathering church in South Africa where she spoke to the youths.
     
    The mum of one and acclaimed born-again Christian shared photos and videos from her ministration and wrote; "HAPPENING NOW AT ECG CHURCH SOUTHAFRICA. WATCH KING TONTO MINISTRY TO OVER 7,000 SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTH."
     
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Posted by: slimsaint - 6 hours ago - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • The Ohanaeze Ndigbo who scheduled tomorrow, May 21, 2018 for its summit in Awka, Anambra State, might encounter some trouble as the Indigenous People of Biafra, have issued threats.[Image: biafra.jpg]File photo

     
    The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has restated its plan to disrupt the proposed summit on restructuring by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo scheduled for May 21, 2018 at Awka, Anambra State.
     
    The group had given its condition for participation.
     
    Earlier, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, declared that Biafra was not feasible and advised the pro-Biafra group to accept restructuring.
     
    But in a statement on Saturday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB said the world will on Monday in Awka witness battle between good and evil, light versus darkness.
     
    It said: “On Monday the 21st of May 2018 at Ekwueme Square in Awka, the long suffering down trodden people of the East will rise up to say enough is enough. Our 50 years of Fulani captivity, aided and abated by Ohanaeze Ndigbo will finally come to an end. All agents of darkness and iniquity with red caps, recruited by the caliphate immediately after the war in 1970 to serve their interest and enslave Igboland, will be exposed.

    “We know Ohanaeze Ndigbo and their Hausa/Fulani masters have only three options left.

    1. To seek to influence the media in Lagos and Abuja to report them favorably. We also know that Aso Rock media compliance and enforcement unit under a certain Brigadier of Arewa extraction has been putting pressure on some media outlets, without much success, to report prepared speeches by Nnia Nwodo and Chukwuma Soludo even if they are not read.

    2. We are also aware of their plans to hire some Hausa/Fulani youths from Ebonyi State and Obiano’s political thugs to attend the event in Ohanaeze Youth Congress OYI uniform to provide them additional security. Dave Umahi, Okezie Ikpeazu and Willie Obiano promised to supply the majority of these street urchins. These hired thugs will be paid a paltry 2,000 Naira each whereas Aso Rock budgeted and gave Ohanaeze Ndigbo 25,000 for each thug they can manage to bus to the event.

    3. Their last and final strategy, upon which all their hope rests is to prevent IPOB from getting to the venue or entering Anambra State altogether. Nnia Nwodo is presently in Onitsha not Awka. IPOBIntelligence unit has assured that he will soon be located and his hotel made public.

    “We are fully aware that Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Igbo governors have secured the assurances of their Fulani masters that army formations in the East would be in Awka to protect them. We expect existing number of roadblocks and checkpoints to be quadrupled. This was the same Nnia Nwodo that made reducing the number of checkpoints in Igboland his top priority. He has made a full u-turn and is the one now begging his Fulani masters to bring their army to occupy his father’s land.

    “If Ohanaeze Ndigbo is genuinely loved by the people, why would they rely on Hausa/Fulani soldiers and hired thugs to defend them from the same people they claim they are representing. Such hypocritical stance is the reason why Ohanaeze Ndigbo is bad for our people, bad for our survival and bad for generations unborn. They say one thing but do another.

    “They hope by distorting the news and reporting falsehood they can persuade the masses that they are the authentic mouthpiece of the people. We want to make it clear that it doesn’t matter how many Northern Muslim soldiers that come to their rescue. IPOB will break their lines of cordon as we did at Ebonyi and Ekwulobia in 2017. Willie Obiano and Dave Umahi seem to have forgotten what happened at Abakaliki and Ekwulobia. We shall remind them again on Monday.

    “Each checkpoint we encounter on Monday will be video recorded and streamed live on social media platforms for the world to see what Ohanaeze and their Hausa/Fulani have turned our land into. Whereas other parts of Nigeria have dispensed with military occupation, in Igboland Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Igbo governors have actively encouraged it as a means of holding the people down for their northern masters.

    “With the active connivance of Ohaneze Ndigbo and South East governors, Igboland is now effectively a Fulani colony where Hausa/Fulani soldiers are encouraged to kill, torture and detain at will. The inevitable brutality and actions of the Fulani military on Monday will confirm that previous massacres, torture, illegal arrests and detention of IPOB Agitators were sanctioned by Ohanaeze Ndigbo and South East governors. Monday is a date with destiny. We pray that journalists should remain neutral and report the events accurately without fear or favour.

    “Anybody seen with Ohanaeze Ndigbo t-shirt will be regarded as a hired Hausa/Fulani thug and will be dealt with accordingly. In our finest tradition, we tell the world what we are going to do before we do it because we are freedom fighters. Any hired thug that wants to waste his life should join anything called Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths on Monday.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 6 hours ago - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • At least six teachers who went on an inspection of a farmland have paid with their lives after they were attacked by herdsmen.[Image: Herdsmen-2.jpg]Suspected herdsmen killed the teachers in an ambush (File photo)

     

    Six teachers have been brutally killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen near Ikpayongo, Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State. 
     
    According to Daily Sun, the teachers from Makurdi Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) reportedly went to the area last Wednesday to inspect some farmland for rice cultivation under the umbrella of a cooperative society when they were ambushed by the armed herdsmen who immediately opened fire on them.
     
    Four of the teachers managed to escape with wounds while six others were not so lucky as they were said to have been killed and their bodies dismembered by the herdsmen.
     
    The mangled remains of the deceased victims remained missing until they were recovered last Thursday with the assistance of some security operatives.
     
    Sources from the area gave the names of some of the deceased victims as Mr. Stephen Tavaku, the Head Teacher of St. Mary’s Primary School, North Bank, Makurdi and Mr Christian Anankpa, a PhD student of ABU, Zaria, who was the Basic Science Teacher at St. Mary’s UBE Junior Secondary School, North Bank, Makurdi.
     
    One of Tavaku’s close associates, Hon. Emerald Anyaogu, said he was with him a short while before he embarked on the journey.
     
    “I never knew that my meeting with Tavaku in his office that day was going to be the last. I went to see him with some journalists about an issue in the school. He looked so excited that day and attended to them very well. He was such a nice man. Oh death!”
     
    Meanwhile, efforts to get the police to confirm the incident failed as both the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni and the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Moses Yamu, did not pick their calls.

Posted by: slimsaint - 6 hours ago - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Millionaire blogger, Linda Ikeji, who might be walking down the aisle this year after finding love in the hands of an ex-lover who just returned from abroad, is pregnant, and has released the photos. 


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    Linda Ikeji

     
    Self accalimed richest blogger in Africa, Linda Ifeoma Ikeji, who was engaged by her longtime boyfriend, is pregnant.
     
    The Imo State-born top blogger and enterprenuer who obviously could not contain her joy, broke the news herself on Sunday afternoon with a lengthy post on her blog.
     
    Linda, whom according to her post is in her second trimester will be having a baby boy!
     
    Read her post in full below:
     
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    Did you guys read the title of this post? Should I write it again? Oh God, I can’t breath…lol. So let me say that again…I, Linda Ikeji, is going to be a mum. Somebody, please pinch me! Gosh, I can’t get over it.
     

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    2018 started with me finding out I was pregnant. When I missed my period and my friend and I did a home pregnancy test and it read positive, my friend began to cry with happiness but I was just there staring at the stick like, you’re not messing with me, are you? This is real and not a joke on me, right? I refused to believe it and asked my friend to drive me to a lab for another test. And there it was confirmed, I was pregnant. Me, Linda, I am going to have my own child. Please don’t wake me up from this lovely dream..lol
     
    So many women have had children, so what’s the big deal, huh? Lol. Well, you see me, I’m somewhat of a different case. There’s something about me that I have never talked about publicly before and that’s the fact that I love children so much (I took that from my dad), and I am particularly obsessed with babies, and I mean that literally. Their pureness, innocence, little beautiful faces, tiny hands and soft cheeks make me just want to be around them.[/size]

Posted by: slimsaint - 6 hours ago - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A suspected female Boko Haram suicide bomber was stopped by courageous civilians from blowing up a mosque in Yobe state. 


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    The female suicide bomber on a failed mission in Gashua


    The Nigerian Army said some courageous civilians on Sunday foiled a suicide bomb attack by a suspected female Boko Haram member on a mosque in Gashua, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe.
     
    Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri.

    “What would have otherwise been a devastating suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gashua village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state has been successfully foiled today by vigilant members of the community.

    “A female Boko Haram suicide bomber had infiltrated the mosque, while members were about to commence a prayer session but was detected when struggling to detonate a suicide vest strapped to her body.

    “She was quickly restrained by the locals, arrested and handed over to troops at Azare.

    “Members of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Component of Operation Lafiya Dole at the location have safely defused the suicide vest, while the suicide bomber is currently receiving medical attention due to injuries sustained during her arrest.

Posted by: slimsaint - 6 hours ago - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A young man has been trailed with criticisms and media reactions from Nigerians on social media after a video which shows him bragging of forcing his son to do Yahoo Yahoo.[Image: yahoo-boy-1.jpg]The man speaking in the video

     
    In a video clip which emerged online and is making the rounds on social media, a young man who resides in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has insisted that his son must be a fraudster (Yahoo Yahoo)
     
    In the clip, the young man said: “My son must do yahoo. Even if he isn’t brilliant in school, once he knows the English to speak to the maga to make the maga pay, it’s okay.

    "Even I, his father, am not brilliant. While in school, I was always getting “very poor, very poor, very poor” in all subjects. In fact, I got to SS3 on trial, from JSS 1.”
     
    Watch below courtesy of @Instablog9ja;

Posted by: slimsaint - Yesterday, 10:57 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • APC delegates in Ondo were forced to run for their lives after suspected hoodlums invaded venue of the state congress on Saturday.[Image: ondoapc.JPG]Some of the people left injured during the attack in Ondo state (Photo: PoliticsNigeria)

     
    Some hoodlums disrupted the All Progressives Congress scheduled to hold in Ondo state today, leaving many people seriously injured.
     
    According to News Agency of Nigeria, the hoodlums stormed the venue in Akure, the state capital armed with sticks and clubs and attacked delegates and members as well as newsmen at the venue.
     
    The hoodlums also set a bonfire built with automobile tyres in front of the venue. The Ondo state factional congress involved those loyal to the suspended Chairman, Mr. Isaacs Kekemeke.[Image: ondoapc.JPG]
    Some of the delegates had earlier arrived at the venue and were waiting for the exercise to start while the hoodlums arrived and disrupted the venue.
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Posted by: slimsaint - Yesterday, 10:54 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Many were injured during the APC congress held in Kwara state today after party members were involved in an argument with suspected hoodlums.[Image: fliko-672x896.jpg]Mr. Qudus Ahmed (Secretary Buhari Campaign Organisation, BCO) was seriously injured with cuts in his head

     
    One Mr. Qudus Ahmed (Secretary Buhari Campaign Organisation, BCO) was seriously injured with cuts in his head and upper part of the body during the All Progressives congress (APC) congress held in Kwara state today.
     
    It was gathered that some other members of the All Progressives Congreess (APC) were beaten, harassed and injured during the sad encounter which took place in Ilorin.
     
    Trouble started after a faction of the party having duly paid the statutory nomination fees to the banks after scaling all hurdles – encountered problem after heading to the secretariat to obtain forms.
     
    They were told by the other faction that the forms are no longer with them at the office – thereby hindering them from contesting at the state congress.
     
    After an argument, as the party members were coming down from the secretariat, some hoodlums descended on them and inflicted varying degrees of injuries on them. It was gathered that 
     
    Several others were not spared in the attack as their phones were forcefully taken and equally disposed of their valuables.

Posted by: slimsaint - Yesterday, 10:52 AM - Forum: Business - No Replies
  • The strong grip of APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu might be shaky now after a faction held separate congress at Ikeja Airport Hotel.[Image: Tinubu%20(1).jpg]APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu

     
    A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC appears to be challenging the dominance of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in dictating the political direction of the state.
     
    The faction led by Fouad Oki, defied the party juggernauts in the state, including Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by holding a separate state congress at Ikeja Airport Hotel, different from the one held at the party’s secretariat on Acme Road, also in Ikeja.
     
    Oki returned himself as the chairman of the APC in the state, while the main congress at the State Secretariat produced Alhaji Tunde Balogun, a former commissioner.
     
    It was not clear whether Oki’s congress was supervised by  officials sent by the National secretariat of the APC .
     
    The congress conducted at the party secretariat on ACME Road, was witnessed by the State Congress Committee headed by Senator Uche Ekwunife.
     
    At the congress, Chief Sunny Ajose became the Deputy Chairman, Chief Funsho Ologunde (vice-chairman, West), Mr Kayode Olusanya (vice-chairman, East), Mr Hakeem Bamigbala (vice-chaiman, Central), Dr. Wale Ahmed (secretary), Ms Olasunmbo (treasurer), Barrister Joana Adebobuyi (assistant treasurer), Mr Joe Igbokwe (publicity secretary), Hon. Abiodun Salami (assistant publicity secretary), Ademola Sadiq (legal adviser).
     
    They were all elected  by affirmation, as all of them were consensus candidates.
     
    Chairman of the State Congress Committee, Senator Ekwunife lauded the arrangements for the exercise that ensured that it went on peacefully without any rancour, expressing her gratitude to party leadership in the state for the cooperation and support for her committee, even as she promised to sell Lagos to other states of the Federation on the way to go about having a rancour-free transition.
     
    According to her, “We are going to suggest to others the need to emulate Lagos on how to have a smooth transition,” adding that the outgoing party chairman, Otunba Henry Ajomale, was happy leaving the position for others to take over.
     
    She thanked Ajomale for his leadership role, which she said had seen Lagos growing from strength to strength.
     
    Ajomale, who spoke earlier, thanked party members and leaders for their support and cooperation that had ensured he and his team delivered their best for APC, declaring that the speech he was giving would not be his valedictory since “we are still part and parcel of the party membership.”
     
    Ajomale, while welcoming the state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode; party chieftains, the about 1,500 delegates, contestants, among others to the exercise, charged incoming leadership to do more and excel, pointing out that Lagos held the prestigious position of being “chairman of chairmen of all state chapters of APC in Nigeria.”
     
    However, at the parallel congress held at Lagos Hotel, Ikeja, Mr, Fouad Oki , a  former Campaign Director for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Raji Fashola and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, emerged as the chairman, while Mr. Sanni Oloye and Mr Wole Oshodi became deputy chairman and secretary respectively.
     
    Oki was also a past vice-chairman (Central) of APC in the state.
     
    In separate interviews, the new chairman of APC, Alhaji Balogun; spokesman Mr Joe Igbokwe and  member of the House of Representatives,  Abiodun Faleke dismissed the Oki congress. The trio said whichever congress held outside the party office was null and void.
     
    Oki, however  said that the congress held by his group was authentic, declaring that the exercise that took place at the Airport Hotel could not be described as parallel in whatever way.
     
    According to him, the congress held at Airport Hotel was the only legitimate one, saying he was not aware of any parallel congress.
     
    ‘What we did here was the election of one party, the APC. This is a coalition of different groups, namely; Justice Forum, the Mandate and United Group,” he said.
     
    -NAN

Posted by: Watchtower - Yesterday, 06:30 AM - Forum: Global Gist - No Replies
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    Prince Harry today, Saturday, finally tied the knot with former actress, Meghan Markle.

    The wedding kicked off with invited 2,640 guests being on ground at Windsor Castle to watch the arrivals. The number includes: 1,200 members of the public from all parts of the United Kingdom; 200 people from charities connected to the couple; 100 students from local schools; 610 Windsor Castle community members; and 530 members of the Royal Households and the Crown Estate.

    Harry’s brother, Prince William, served as his best man, while Meghan did not select a maid of honor.

    Meghan wore a Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy dress, as couple recited their vows at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

    Hours before the wedding, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed royal titles on the couple. According to Buckingham Palace, Harry is now the Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel, while Meghan became Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex after the ceremony ended.

    David and Victoria Beckham were among the guests on the list; others include Troian Bellisario, James Blunt, Cressida Bonas, Priyanka Chopra, Amal Clooney, George Clooney, Chelsy Davy, Princess Eugenie, Sarah Ferguson, Janina Gavankar, Tom Hardy, Gabriel Macht, Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton, Misha Nonoo, Prince Philip, Abigail Spencer, Gina Torres, Serena Williams and Oprah Winfrey were also among the guests.

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    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/19/royal-wed...le-photos/

Posted by: Watchtower - Yesterday, 06:22 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
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    A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State has gone ahead to conduct the state congress of the party on Saturday despite an order by the Federal High Court in Owerri stopping the exercise.

    Earlier in the day, over 200 operatives of the state Police Command barricaded the APC state secretariat.

    But in order to beat the police security, APC members, who are not in tandem with Governor Rochas Okorocha, conducted the state congress at an undisclosed venue.

    The APC state chairman, Hilary Eke, said that the idea was to ensure that security agencies who, according to him, had become partisan did not truncate the exercise.

    Eke, in a telephone chat with the Punch, disclosed that over 1,500 delegates from the 305 wards of the state were electing state executive members of the party under the supervision of officials from the national secretariat and members of staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    He said, “Over 1,500 delegates have elected the state executives.

    “The venue of the congress was not disclosed because of security reasons.

    “INEC officials and officials of the party from Abuja are here.

    “Okorocha is not part of the congress; the delegates are the ones electing the state executive.

    “The congress is very peaceful and we are working hard to make sure that the people take back Imo APC,” Eke said.

    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/19/breaking-...ret-venue/

Posted by: Watchtower - Yesterday, 06:15 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
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    The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has confirmed that he will challenge in court elections in the local government councils won by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently-conducted local council polls in the state.

    Speaking in an interview with reporters after the state congress of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday, El-Rufai stated that integrity and fairness do not exist in the vocabulary of the PDP.

    El-Rufai, while speaking on last week’s local government election in the state, commended party members for their performance during the election.

    “When we were planning for the elections, we made it clear that we are a party of justice, that we are not going to cheat in the elections.

    “We believe people should be given the opportunity to choose which party they want to govern them at the local government level. We went the extra ordinary length to purchase the electronic voting machines, so that the elections will be free and fair. We did what the PDP has never done to any other party. We gave them what they don’t know, we gave them justice.

    “Unfortunately, even with that justice they tried to cheat. We are going to challenge the chairmanship they said they won at the tribunal. We already have fourteen councils. For the remaining 5 (councils), we want to have 14 plus 5. We can do that if we stay together, unite and work hard. We must be firm.

    “Remember, we are dealing with PDP people who are not honest. They don’t know the meaning of honesty, integrity, fairness, it has been taken from their vocabulary,” the governor said.

    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/19/el-rufai-...won-court/

Posted by: Watchtower - Yesterday, 06:05 AM - Forum: Opinion Page - No Replies
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    Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to a purported plan by the Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, to create cattle colonies for herdsmen in Ekiti state.

    Fani-Kayode, writing on his Twitter page, claimed that “such delusion” was as a result of Fayemi hanging around President Muhammadu Buhari.

    “@kfayemi wishes to set up cattle colonies for Fulani herdsmen in Ekiti! Clearly he is in need of a brain transplant.

    “Such delusions prove that hanging around @MBuhari leads to diminishing returns in rational thinking and a total degeneration and drastic reduction of brain cells,” he wrote.

    Fayemi will fly the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag at the Ekiti governorship elections on June 14.

    The former Governor of the state polled 941 votes to beat Oni, who polled 481 votes .

    Kayode Ojo scored 245 votes; Femi Bamisile, 171 votes; Oluyede Oluwole -110 votes.

    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/19/fani-kayo...es-buhari/

Posted by: Watchtower - Yesterday, 05:17 AM - Forum: Law & Order - No Replies
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    The Ogun State Police Command have arrested the proprietor, the principal and a teacher of Metorite Standard School, Ayetoro, for allegedly tying two pupils of the school to ‘crosses’ and flogging them with a horsewhip.

    It was gathered that the proprietor identified as Afolayan Joseph, and two others were said to have tied the pupils for allegedly coming late to school.

    They were arrested after a policeman, identified simply as Livinus, who witnessed the incident, arrested the suspects and took them to the Itele Police Station.

    Narrating the incident, the policeman, who is attached to the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit, said, “I was going to work this morning (Wednesday) when I saw some cars parked by the roadside.

    “I discovered that it was because of some pupils that were tied to crosses. When I saw it, I parked and went to meet the proprietor of the school. I introduced myself as a policeman and told him to untie the pupils. He refused, saying there was nothing anybody could tell him that would make him release them.

    “When I tried to untie the pupils, the proprietor and his teachers beat me up. Before I returned from picking handcuffs from my car, they had grabbed a friend who was with me, Omaje Iremi, and beaten him up with a horsewhip.

    “I entered the school with the help of some neighbours who gathered around to arrest him, but he refused to follow me. I then called the Divisional Police Officer of the Itele Police Station and he sent some policemen to the school, who took everybody to the station.”

    Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirming the arrest of the three suspects described the incident as barbaric.

    He said, “It is a barbaric incident because I don’t see any offence that a secondary school pupil will commit that will make someone to tie him or her and be flogging them in public.

    “They have been arrested and will be taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

    “The act is no longer a corrective measure; it is a barbaric act and it will not be allowed in this 21st century.”

    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/19/principal...ming-late/

Posted by: Watchtower - Yesterday, 05:12 AM - Forum: Sports World - No Replies
  • [Image: Hazard-Man-Utd-FA-Cup-final-May2018.jpg]

    Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted that his team missed Romelu Lukaku in their FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

    Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty was enough as the Blues won their only silverware of this season.

    However, Mourinho insisted that it would have been different if Lukaku, who was named on the substitutes’ bench, was fit to start at Wembley.

    “I congratulate them because they won but I don’t think they deserved to win. I am Manchester United manager and I have to be respectful, not just because they are my previous club but because they are the opponents today but I think we deserved to win.

    “I am quite curious to know what you say or what people write because if my team plays like Chelsea did I can imagine what people would say. I am quite curious.

    “It was a bit hard for us to play without Lukaku against a team that defends with nine players. You need that presence. Every defeat hurts but I go home with the feeling we gave everything. No regrets.

    “They (Chelsea) know our team without Lukaku or Fellaini does not have a presence so putting 8 or 9 players in front of the box they knew they would be dominant in that direct football. We tried everything by other ways but they had a huge block of compacted players,” Mourinho said.

    When asked why Lukaku didn’t start the game, Mourinho replied: “When a player tells you he cannot start a game, how can you convince him to play? It does not make sense.”

    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/19/fa-cup-fi...t-chelsea/

Posted by: Watchtower - Yesterday, 05:08 AM - Forum: Sports World - No Replies
  • [Image: Thierry-Henry-coaches-the-U19-Arsenal-team.jpg]

    Thierry Henry is desperate to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager and will not take up an offer from the club to join the backroom staff under Mikel Arteta, Sportsmail reports.

    Henry is said to want the top position or nothing.

    Arteta is already in advanced talks with the Gunners and is almost certain to be confirmed as the new manager.

    But Henry is keen on meeting with the Arsenal hierarchy and present his ideas on Monday.

    Both former Arsenal players completed their UEFA Pro coaching qualification through the Football Association of Wales this week.

    Henry has been assistant to Belgium boss, Roberto Martinez, since 2016, while Arteta has been Pep Guardiola’s right-hand man at Manchester City.

    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/19/epl-thier...ob-arteta/

Posted by: Watchtower - Yesterday, 05:02 AM - Forum: Sports World - No Replies
  • [Image: Ebuehi-to-Benfica-May2018.jpg]

    Benfica have announced the signing of Tyronne Ebuehi from ADO Den Haag on a free transfer.

    The Super Eagles defender has signed a contract until 2023 with the Portuguese giants.

    Benfica will be competing in next season’s UEFA Champions League, after finishing second in the league.

    Ebuehi has been named in Gernot Rohr’s 30-man provisional list for the 2018 World Cup.

    The 22-year-old is expected to make the final cut to the tournament in Russia, confirming his rising profile in the last 18 months.

    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/19/super-eag...s-benfica/

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-05-2018, 08:54 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A police officer was left in pain after a bus conductor reportedly stabbed him during a disagreement inside bus. 


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    The policeman after he was stabbed

     
    A bus conductor has found himself in serious trouble after allegedly stabbing a policeman on Friday. It was gathered that the conductor stabbed the policeman during an altercation inside the bus in Lagos.
     
    The unidentified conductor reportedly hid under the bus to avoid arrest and beating.
     
    Some of the officials of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority were also at the scene of the incident. Eventually, the unidentified man came out from hiding and pleaded with the officers to forgive him.
     
    See the video:

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-05-2018, 08:52 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A Television reporter who was said to have published a video of the inspector-general of police (IGP), struggling to read a speech at an event has gone into hiding.[Image: IGP-1.jpg]IG of Police

     
    A Liberty Television journalist, Aminu Nurudeen, suspected to have posted the viral video showing the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech at a public event in Kano, has gone into hiding, Saturday PUNCH has has exclusively reported.
     
    Sources disclosed to the publication that the Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Musa Magaji Majiya, invited the reporter on Thursday on behalf of the State Police Command to its office immediately the video went viral, and since then, Nurudeen’s whereabouts had been unknown.
     
    It was learnt that the police authorities were upset with the journalist because he had allegedly disobeyed a directive by the Kano State Police Command to journalists present at the event not to report the IG’s blunder or make the video public.
     
    According to sources, the IG’s blunder brought an abrupt end to the event, leading the police chief’s handlers to hurriedly usher him away from the venue of the event.
     
    Recall that the viral video showed the IG delivering an incoherent speech, which had since exposed him to public ridicule.
     
    In a part of the transcription of the footage, Idris said, “I mean, transmission, I mean effort, that the transmission cooperation to transmission, I mean transmission to have effect, ehm, apprehend, I mean, apprehensive towards the recommendation, recommended formation effective and effect, I mean, apprehensive at the transmission of…and transmission and transmission for the effective in the police command.”
     
    Voice of Liberty had posted the video on Wednesday. It was gathered on Friday that the IG was embarrassed by the trending video and had ordered an investigation into its release.
     
    A source said that the IG described the video as doctored.

    “He has however ordered an investigation into the leakage of the video but we are watching to see how he intends to deal with the individuals behind the viral video without further embarrassing himself and the force,” a senior police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity told Punch.
     
    It was gathered that detectives were using the police technical platform to track the original source of the video on social media.
     
    It was learnt that bloggers that posted the video might be interrogated by the police for allegedly“peddling a doctored video meant to cast the IG in bad light and embarrass the police leadership.”
     
    Idris, in an interactive media chat on the police Twitter handle, Nigerian Police @PoliceNG #Askthepolice, had also told Nigerians that the video was doctored.

    “Yes, it was doctored,” he said in response to a question from a twitter user who wanted to know why he bungled the speech.
     
    The mood at the Force headquarters on Friday was solemn as policemen believed the video was sponsored by the enemies of the IG.

    “I believe the IG may not be the most intelligent officer, but he is capable of presenting coherent speeches,” a Deputy Superintendent of Police who also spoke on condition of anonymity said.

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-05-2018, 08:45 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Hardwork really pays as Nigerian actor, Zubby Michael is in a celebratory mood after building a multimillion naira mansion.

    Zubby Michael

     
    Actor, Zubby Michael popularly known as “the gun carrying actor” has taken to his social media handle to show off his multimillion naira mansion he built. The actor who has acted in over 100 Nollywood movies thanked God for making him reach the level he has attained.
     

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    Sharing the photos, he wrote: "Thank u LORD #nawedeyhere #blessup."
     
    Many of his fans have congratulated him for the enormous feat as they wish him well in his future endeavours.[/size]

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-05-2018, 08:43 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • The Federal Fire Service has commenced recruitment for full time appointments.
    According to a post on their website, applications are expected to be completed and submitted within six weeks from the date of the publication.



    The Statement read: The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for full time appointments to fill existing vacancies in the following positions in the Federal Fire Service (FFS)
    Available Positions:

    CATEGORY A: SUPERINTENDENT CADRE
    i. Assistant Superintendent of Fire I (ASF I) [CONPASS 09]Applicants must possess a Master Degree or Hold the Membership of a recognized professional body
    ii. Assistant Superintendent of Fire II (ASF II) [CONPASS 08]Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognized university.



    CATEGORY B: INSPECTORATE CADRE
    i. Senior Inspector of Fire (SIF) [CONPASS 08]Applicants must possess Higher National Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized Polytechnic/Institution.

    ii. Inspector of Fire (IF) Nursing [CONHESS 06]Applicant must be Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwive (RM) or Registered Nurse/Midwive (RN/RM) from recognized institutions.
    iii. Assistant Inspector of Fire (AIF), General Duty, CONPASS 06.

    Applicants must possess National Diploma (ND), NCE or Advanced NABTEB obtained from recognized institutions.
    CATEGORY C: ASSISTANT CADRE
    i. Fire Assistant II (FA II) CONPASS 04
    Applicants must be holders of GCE Ordinary Level, SSCE/NECO or its equivalent with a minimum of five (5) credits in not more than two (2) sittings, which must include Mathematics and English Language.
    ii. Fire Assistant III (FA III) CONPASS 03
    Applicants must be holders of GCE Ordinary Level, SSCE/NECO or its equivalent with a minimum of three (3) credits in not more than two (2) sittings, which must include at least English or Mathematics.



    2. METHOD OF APPLICATION
    a. Applications must be online. Candidates are expected to log into the website http://www.cdfipb.careers or http://www.fedfire.gov.ng, fill and submit the application form online.
    b. Candidates for the positions on Categories A and Bi (Holders of Degree and HND certificates) are expected to log into the website http://www.cdfipb.careers fill and submit the application form online.
    c. Candidates on Categories B ii and C (ND, NCE, NATEB, SSCE, NECO or their equivalents) are to log into http://www.fedfire.gov.ng to fill and submit their applications.
    d. Candidates are advised to print out the Referee form which must be duly completed for siting during screening and submission during documentation.
    e. Candidates should NOTE, that Multiple Applications will automatically lead to disqualification.


    3. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
    Applications must be submitted online within six (6) weeks from the date of publication.


    4. STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR RECRUITMENT
    i. Applicants must be Nigerians by birth;
    ii. Applicants must possess the requisite qualifications and certificates. Any certificate or qualification not presented and accepted at the recruitment centre shall not be accepted after the recruitment;
    iii. Applicants must be fit and present certificates of medical fitness from government recognized hospitals;
    iv. Applicants must be of good character and must not have been convicted of any criminal offences;
    v. Applicants must not be drug addicts or members of any secret society or cult;
    vi. Applicants must not be financially embarrassed;
    vii. Applicants must be between ages of 18 and 30 years;
    viii. Applicants’ height must not be less than 1.65m for male and 1.60m for female;
    ix. Applicants’ chest measurement must not be less than 0.87 for men;
    x. Computer literacy will be of added advantage.
    5. CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE THAT THIS APPLICATION IS ABSOLUTELY FREE!
    -Daily Post

Posted by: Watchtower - 19-05-2018, 05:59 PM - Forum: Hot or Not - No Replies
  • [Image: idris-igp.jpg]




    A Liberty Television journalist, Aminu Nurudeen, who is believed to have posted the viral video showing the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech at a public event in Kano, has gone into hiding.

    Punch reports that the Kano State Police Command invited the reporter to its office immediately the video went viral.

    The video, shows the IG struggling to read his speech at the inauguration of the Police Technical Intelligence Unit in Kano, Kano State on Monday.

    Nurudeen’s whereabouts had been unknown since the Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Musa Magaji Majiya, invited him on Thursday.

    Authorities are upset with the journalist because he had allegedly disobeyed a directive by the Kano State Police Command to journalists present at the event not to report the IG’s blunder or make the video public.

    The viral video showed the IG delivering an incoherent speech, which had since exposed him to public ridicule.

    In a part of the transcription of the footage, Idris said, “I mean, transmission, I mean effort, that the transmission cooperation to transmission, I mean transmission to have effect, ehm, apprehend, I mean, apprehensive towards the recommendation, recommended formation effective and effect, I mean, apprehensive at the transmission of…and transmission and transmission for the effective in the police command.”

    Voice of Liberty had posted the video on Wednesday. It was gathered on Friday that the IG was embarrassed by the trending video and had ordered an investigation into its release.

    In a chat with Punch, a source said, “He (the IGP) has however ordered an investigation into the leakage of the video but we are watching to see how he intends to deal with the individuals behind the viral video without further embarrassing himself and the force”.

    Also, detectives are allegedly using the police technical platform to track the original source of the video on social media.

    Bloggers that posted the video might be interrogated by the police for allegedly, “peddling a doctored video meant to cast the IG in bad light and embarrass the police leadership.”

    Idris, in an interactive media chat on the police Twitter handle, Nigerian Police @PoliceNG #Askthepolice, had also told Nigerians that the video was doctored.

    “Yes, it was doctored,” he said in response to a question from a Twitter user.

    The presidency has also reacted to the video.

    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/19/police-la...on-speech/

Posted by: Watchtower - 19-05-2018, 08:12 AM - Forum: Global Gist - No Replies
  • [Image: cuba-plane-crash-961839.jpg]

    A Boeing 737 airliner from Cuba’s state airline, Cubana de Aviacion has crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana.

    The plane came down shortly after take-off, Prensa Latina news agency said.

    State TV said it was an internal flight from the Cuban capital to Holguin, in the east of the island.

    The plane was carrying 104 passengers, local reports say. No information about casualties has yet been confirmed.

    Fire crews and ambulances are at the scene.

    Radio Habana Cuba said on Twitter that the plane came down on the “highway” between Boyeros and Havana, near the airport.

    Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/18/boeing-73...shes-cuba/

Posted by: Watchtower - 19-05-2018, 08:06 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • [Image: 100-senate-sets-up-committee-to-probe-ig...ed-igp.jpg]

    Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), joined President Muhammadu Buhari to observe prayers at the Aso Rock mosque, Abuja, on Friday.

    According to NAN, the IGP walked up to the president after the prayer session, and while exchanging pleasantries, Buhari asked him: “Are you back?”

    The IGP has been in the news all through the week over his row with the senate and some funny videos.

    On May 9, the upper legislative chamber passed a vote of no confidence on the IGP, describing him as “enemy of democracy’’ over his failure to honour its invitations twice.

    Idris, however, asked the deputy inspector-general of police (operations), Joseph Habila, to represent him at the senate.

    On Thursday, Senate President Bukola Saraki accused the IGP of trying to implicate him and Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, in a criminal case involving some suspected cultists.

    The senate has raised a 10-man panel to meet with Buhari over the allegation leveled against the IGP by Saraki.

    Source: https://www.thecable.ng/back-buhari-asks...ock-mosque

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