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Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 03:22 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • [Image: A-Man-Drowns-While-Being-Baptised792306720758044949.jpg]
                             File photo

    Baptism is a religious ritual based on the Christian faith that cleanses the sins of the baptised. While carrying out this ritual, in Accra Ghana, a 20-year-old man drowned while being baptised by a pastor in a river.

    The young man, Yaw Kyeremeh was reportedly standing at the bank of River Densu with the pastor who carried out the baptism.
    The pastor dipped him in water, offered a short prayer and dipped him in water a second time but this time he did not resurface.

    The police announced to BBC that a junior pastor had been arrested at the scene while the pastor who had carried out the baptism that led to the young man’s drowning is still at large.

    The incident happened on Sunday 9 December and people are at a loss why someone will die during a baptism.

    According to local media, the family does not blame anyone for the tragedy.

    According to the police, the remains of the victim has been deposited and an autopsy will be carried out before the family can claim him for burial.


Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 03:18 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A frustrated Nigerian pastor has expressed his mind while publicly preaching on the streets.[Image: preacher-man.jpg]
    The preacher
    A Nigerian pastor caused a scene after public declaring that he wants a car because he has gotten tired of trekking.
    The man was captured on tape preaching on the streets and didn’t hide his feelings.
    The man said he needs a car to enable him preach better to the public.
    In a video posted online (watch below), the pastor can be heard shouting, ‘I need a car’ and that people have been asking him where is the God that called him because he treks everyday to preach the Gospel as His servant.
    The pastor continued that enough is enough as he shouted that his shoe has suffered due to the burden of trekking constantly.
    He said that the public should get his number and address to they can provide him with a car to relate better.

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 03:16 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A former governor of Lagos State, Fashola has claimed that the government shouldn't be blamed for the power outages across the country.[Image: Faash.JPG]
    Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola
    If you don’t have electricity, it is not the Federal Government’s problem, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has declared.
    Fashola, who disclosed this while speaking at the Nextier Power Dialogue on Wednesday night in Abuja, told his listeners that there were problems in the power sector, but reminded them that it was not the Federal Government’s problem if citizens in the country do not have electricity, especially since the sector was privatised.
    He said, “There are problems without a doubt and we must deal with them. But let me remind you, all of the assets that the Ministry of Power used to control for power have been sold by the last administration before I came. And so if you don’t have power, it is not the government’s problem. Let us be honest.
    “The people who are operating the power sector, generation and distribution are now privately owned companies. I am here because I am concerned. If your telephone is not working, it is not the minister of communication that you go to. Let us be very clear.”
    The minister added, “So for those of you who want to weaponise electricity, face the businessmen who have taken it up. Let us be honest. If your bank over-charges you interest, is it the minister of finance you go to? So let’s be clear. This is now a private business by Act of parliament 2005.
    “My role is regulatory, oversight and policy, but I have a problem which is the fact that I can’t see a problem and turn my back, so I’m getting involved. So the people you should be talking to about transformers is not me, the ministry doesn’t supply transformers anymore.”
    Fashola further defended his position after another participant at the dialogue insisted that the minister supervises the ministry and that the Gencos and Discos were players under the FMPWH.
    Taking a cue from the analogy given by the participant while answering the question asked, the minister said, “I think that NERC (Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission) is the referee of the game. I am FIFA (Federation of International Football Association). And it is not right as you said that FIFA gets involved, because whether the referee makes a mistake or not the goal stands.
    “So the FIFA man does not enter the field to say go and change the result, but it’s an interesting analogy that I’ve also contemplated in my head and that’s why you didn’t catch me by too much surprise. However, it is important to allow the referee to continue to decide the game because investors like to know who decides.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 03:14 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A woman has been tragically killed by a canon gun which exploded while a man was celebrating the acquisition of a new masquerade.[Image: masquerade.jpg]
                      File photo: Masquerades
    According to a report by Vanguard, there was another tragedy at Ezikwe Akpugo, in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, when a loaded canon gun exploded and killed one Jacina Nwobodo, 42, during the celebration of acquisition of a new masqurade.
    This brings to two, the number of people who died violently within a period of five days in the local government, as an earlier police report stated that a suspected murderer, killed his 48 year old girlfriend, Nkemakonam Chinwuba, with a wooden door frame following a slight quarrel before surrendering himself to the police, on December 9, 2018.
    Family sources told Vanguard in the community that Mrs Nwobodo was killed by the canon gun, ignited as one Sunday Anieke Ngwu, celebrated his acquisition of the new masquerade with his friends.
    The host was alleged to have invited a experienced native to shoot the canon guns. It was reported that the experienced canon gun man, one Monday Ani Obodoeji, had ignited the loaded canon guns after lining them on the ground but one of guns which had become old and overused, exploaed an flew in a different direction, where it struck the late Nwobodo to death, leading to pandemonium in the vicinity.
    The police at the Enugu state command headquarters confirmed that it received a report of murder of one Jacinta Nwobodo from Eziokwe village in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state, adding that this was the second time such case of untimely death was being reported from the area within five days.
    “We are aware that one Mr. Sunday Anieke Ngwu was celebrating his acquisition of a new masqurade with his friends when a canon gun exploded and killed one Jacinta Nwobodo, 42, instantly. ”
    This is the second time we are getting such ugly report from the same area within a period of five days. Our men will swing into action to unravel if the deceased was intentionally killed or whether it was by accident. It investigation that will reveal if there any ulterior motive or not,’ the police officers who spoke at homicide squad at the police headquarters, Enugu, on the condition of anonymity said.

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 03:11 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is bidding to unseat President Muhamamdu Buhari at the helm of affairs in Aso Rock come 2019, has revealed that he is sentimentally and emotionally attached to womanhood.[Image: atiku-speaking-1.jpg]
                               Atiku Abubakar
    While speaking during an interactive session with PDP women leaders on Thursday, Atiku Abubakar, disclosed that he he is not talking politics when he says he has a soft spot for women.
    According to TheCable, the PDP presidential candidate who revealed that he has regards for women, and attributed it to the upbringing his mother gave to him, said his mother made him who he has become, and this in turn led to him being “sentimentally and emotionally attached to womanhood”.
    The former vice-president said, “Honestly, if you want to fight poverty in power, empower women. I can tell you why I believe this is so.
    “When my mother separated from my father, I was a toddler. My mother took me back to my grandmother and got remarried. So, my grandmother was the one who brought me up until I went to school.
    “From there, when she died, my mother took me over and it was my my mother that brought me up to be what I am today. So, I am not talking politics, I am sentimentally and emotionally attached to womanhood.”
    Atiku who had earlier said that 40 percent of his cabinet will be made up of women and youths if he is elected in 2019, told the women to hold him accountable, while promising them a strong representation in his cabinet.
    He explained that during his reign as vice president, he initiated establishment of a micro finance bank with the interest of women in mind, through which 45,000 people have been lifted out of poverty in his state.
    “In terms of quantity and quality women will play a lead role in our administration. PDP has never from day 1, not try to advance or protect the interest of women. That is why, our first interactive session is with women. In this transition, this is the first interactive session we are having with any group.
    “I stand before you here today and I want you to hold me accountable. I will commit to a strong representation of women in our PDP government. And also recall that when I was the vice president, I demonstrated this belief. I brought some of the brightest women into our government. Therefore, gender should not be a barrier.
    “For those of you who might have come from the same state with me, some years ago, I decided to set up a micro finance bank and I brought management experts from Bangladesh, the first country that manages micro finance, and I gave instructions that made sure that 80% of your loans go to women.
    “And today, that bank is one of the best micro fiance banks in the country and we have move out more than 45,000 people out of poverty in my area.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 03:08 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A Justice at a High Court sitting in Plateau, has on Thursday, sentenced a 24-year-old young man to death after he murdered his own grand-mother.[Image: federal-high-court.jpg]                       File photo

    A Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos on Thursday sentenced a 24-year-old man, Binfa Lamde, to death by hanging for killing his stepmother.
    Justice A. I. Ashoms, who handed down the judgment, declared that the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Lamde killed the woman.

    “Going by the facts before this court, you, Binfa Lamde, mercilessly took the life of your stepmother, Mrs. Kum Zwade, in cold blood.

    “This sentence is mandatory; the law states that any person convicted of murder shall be punished with death by hanging.

    “The sentence of this court upon you is that you will be hanged until you are dead,’’  Mr Ashoms declared.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the convict was first arraigned on July 14, 2014, charged with culpable homicide, contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code, and punishable with death upon conviction.
    Mr Lamde was said to have committed the crime on April 10, 2014, when he used a machete to hack his stepmother to death.
    Mr Lamde, a resident of Ngwak village, Langtang North, in his confessional statement to the Police, said that he was at home on the said date when he heard his step sister, Chakwai Zamde, screaming in her room.

    “I ran to her and she told me she was not feeling fine. We took her to the hospital, but after several checks, we were told that nothing was medically wrong with her.

    “We later took her to a native doctor, but her health condition kept deteriorating. My stepmother later confessed that she had `tied’ the sick girl through witchcraft.

    “We asked her to `untie’ the girl, but she refused. My son was equally sick at that time and I felt she was also responsible. So, when my step-sister died, I got very angry.

    “I went into her (late stepmother)’s room, while she was sleeping and used a machete to stab her all over her head and she died instantly,’’ the Police quoted Mr Lamde as saying in the statement.
    The counsel to the convict, David Adudu, while speaking with journalists after the judgment, said that the capital punishment handed down on the convict was right as he was found guilty of the crime.
    Mr Adudu, however, said that he would study the judgement and appeal the death penalty.

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 03:02 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A man who kidnapped the sister to the MD of Emzor Pharmaceuticals has been duly punished for the criminal act.[Image: kidnapped.jpg]

    The Nation reports that a Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Thursday sentenced a man, Chidiebere Nwoye, to 15 years imprisonment for his involvement in the kidnap of Mrs Gloria Emole, the wife of his gang member’s former boss.
    According to the prosecutor, the Lagos State Government, Gloria Emole is a sister of Emzor Pharmaceuticals’ Managing Director.
    Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo convicted Nwoye after his plea of “guilty” to an amended two-count charge of conspiracy and attempted armed robbery.
    The judge held that the jail term will run from July 13, 2013, when Nwoye was first remanded in prison custody.
    Nwoye and four others – Chukwunonso Victor, Ifeanyi Maduako, Obinna Nwanko, and one Azeez, who is at large – were arraigned in July 13, 2013 on a three-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and kidnapping.
    Victor, Maduako and Nwanko are still on trial.
    During their arraignment, Deputy Directors of Public Prosecution (DPP), Dr Babajide Martins, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on November 19, 2012, at about 8:30am.
    He said they kidnapped Mrs Emole while she was leaving her home on Unity Street, Ogudu Government Reserved Area (GRA), Lagos.
    Mrs Emole was released after her abductors were paid a ransom of $70,000.
    According to Martins, the offences contravened sections 297, 295 (2) and 269, of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
    The defendants pleaded not guilty.
    But, following the commencement of trial, Nwoye opted for a plea bargain.
    The charge against him was then amended to conspiracy and attempted armed robbery to which he pleaded guilty.
    During the trial, a prosecution witness, Inspector Gbenga Faguiro, who was led in evidence by Martins, narrated how the kidnap occurred.
    Faguiro said the first defendant, Chukwunonso Victor, was a former employee of Mr Chika Emole, the husband of Mrs Emole, before he was sacked for fighting in the office.
    The Inspector told the court that during investigation, the first defendant told him that the victim’s husband was his boss before he was sacked for fighting in the office.
    He testified that Victor felt Mr Emole had a hand in the death of his only child, because of his opposition to his marriage.
    Faguiro said: “The first defendant said he travelled to China and spent four years there. On his return, he met a lady friend and they got married. She gave birth but after some time, the baby died.
    “So the first defendant got angry and said it was his boss that killed his child because his boss warned him not to marry the lady.

    “The first defendant called the other defendants and one Azeez, who is at large, and they kidnapped the victim.”
    He said on November 19, 2012, at about 8:30am, Mrs Emole was about to leave her house on Unity Street, Ogudu GRA, and she gave key to her security guard to open the gate.
    The guard opened the gate and, as she was getting into her car, six gunmen accosted, grabbed her and covered her head with a hood.
    Faguiro said they threatened the security guard with their weapons and “The Mallam, (security guard) started shouting ‘Allah, Allah, don’t kill me’.”
    The court heard that the gang drove their victim to an abandoned hotel in Ikorodu.
    The witness continued: “When they got inside, they asked her to call her husband and they started demanding a ransom of $300,000.”
    Faguiro said the victim’s brother eventually paid $70,000 to one of the suspects, who is at large, at Ojodu Berger area of Lagos.
    “Chukwunonso and the other defendants, after collecting the money, took one of the victim’s phones from her bag. They also used her Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card to withdraw money from her account,” he added.
    The court further heard that after her kidnap, Mr Emole reported the case at Ogudu Police Station, from where the case was transferred to the Special Investigation Bureau (SIB) Ikeja.
    Faguiro added that following her release, “She (Mrs Emole) said the defendants were still with one of her phones. The SIB then collected the phone number and tracked it. That was how the first defendant, Chukwunonso, was arrested, which led to the arrest of the other defendants.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 03:00 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A popular pastor in Calabar has been reportedly kidnapped by hoodlums right inside his church premises.[Image: Joseph%20Okoro.jpg]
    Joseph Okoro
    A report by The Nation has shown that the General Overseer of the Bible Christian Crusade Mission (BCCM), in Calabar, Pastor Joseph Okoro, was on Wednesday evening kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the church premises.
    Some church members who spoke in confidence said Okoro was abducted around 9:00PM after an evening fellowship in his church located at 55 Webber Street by Elijah Henshaw in Calabar South.
    It was gathered that the gunmen may have disguised as church members and waited until the a church programme finished around that time and then accosted him in his office.
    “They came in as members. After the programme, he went to his office, and as he was about to leave and go to his car and go home, the kidnappers approached him. Some people tried to struggle with them and they brought out guns and threatened to shoot anyone who interfered.
    “They told everybody to lie down. The pastor asked the people not to struggle, that he will go with them,” a church member who begged not to be named said.
    It was learnt the abductors whisked him away in his vehicle.
    Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident.
    “The kidnap is confirmed. The Anti-Kidnapping unit of the police is working on it,” she said.

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 02:58 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • The Minister of Education has said that the president supports the increment of the retirement age for teachers.[Image: Adamu-Adamu-minister-1.jpg]
    Adamu Adamu
    The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Thursday said the Muhammadu Buhari administration was in support of increasing the retirement age for teachers from 60 to 65 years.
    The minister made this known at a public hearing on the need to insulate teachers from the retirement age for public servants, organised by the House Joint Committee on Basic Education and Public Service.
    The minister said that it was as a means of improving the standard of basic and secondary education in the country.
    Adamu informed the house joint committee that the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) had submitted the new retirement age proposal to the ministry and the National Assembly for approval.
    He said that the drive was based on the need for better performance by teachers and the desire to have quality teachers in the nation’s schools.
    “Nigerian teachers to some extent require a reasonable retirement age like their counterparts in India, Canada, Belgium that have increased the retirement age for teachers to 65 years.

    “We are appealing to the House to approve the bill because the ministry is in support of increasing the retirement age of teachers,” he said.
    Earlier, the Chairman House Committee on Basic Education, Rep Zakari Mohammed, said that the bill was being considered for passage.
    He says the bill seeks to absolve teachers from the public service rule which sets the retirement age for government workers at 60, and set for them a new retirement age of 65.
    According to the chairman, teachers are the bedrock of any nation and as such their wealth of experience must be tapped into to enhance the well being of society.
    Mohammed said apart from the bill to extend the retirement age for teachers, House also was considering to amend the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria Act to strengthen its regulatory powers to promote professionalism and eradicate quacks.
    Also, the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Public Service, Rep. Adekoya Abdel-Majid, described teachers as professionals who laid the foundation for a nation’s economic, technological and social development.
    Abdel-Majid said that the more years a teacher spent on the job, the better he delivered his services to the learners based on experiences gathered over the years and the wisdom of age.
    Stakeholders present at the hearing to support the passage of the bills were the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Nigerian Teachers Institute (NTI) and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 02:56 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Following alleged reports that it has endorsed President Buhari for 2019 election, CAN has reacted.[Image: mbuhari02.jpg]

    President Muhammadu Buhari
    The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Thursday said the association did not endorse anyone, but only met with 14 Presidential Candidates in Abuja to speak on their plans for the nation.
    The President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle made the explanation in a statement issued by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the CAN president, in Abuja.
    Ayokunle explained that the issue of endorsing anyone for a second term did not form part of discussions during the meeting.
    “Our attention has been drawn to a news story published by an online news outfit that has become notorious for publishing fake stories.

    “The story says CAN has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term in office after it met with some 14 presidential candidates in Abuja.

    “There was nothing like that, either before, during or after the parley; not even at the tail end of the programme.

    “The church cannot take the back seat in this situation because it can only prosper when Nigeria prospers. If the election is not free and fair, then, all Nigerians, including the church, will be in trouble.

    “So, we decided to reach out to the presidential candidates to ask them their credentials for aspiring to the highest office in the land.

    “Also, to interrogate their plans for all, including the church.

    “We also brought them together to speak to their consciences so that they don’t set this nation on fire,”  he said.
    Ayokunle said that when he was asked for the outcome of the parley, he replied that conclusion would be drawn at the end of the meeting.
    Speaking on the Buhari’s decline of assent to the Electoral Act amendment, he said: “the Executive and the National Assembly should put their house together.’’

    “Whenever there is this kind of disagreement or a stalemate, the executive and the legislature should come together as partners in progress to mutually find a way forward.

    “They can’t afford to play with the future of the country as the  2019 general elections is at hand.

    “Everything must be done to ensure that the election is free and fair.”
    The cleric appealed to the general public to beware of fabricators of fake news for whatever reasons.
    Present at the forum were the former governor of Anambra and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, while the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi, represented the All Progressives Congress (APC).
    Also the former Minister of Education, Mrs Obi Ezekwesili, the Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, (ACPN) was at the meeting.

    Source: NAN

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 02:54 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A woman's cover was blown after she came in contact with an irate policeman who harassed her publicly.[Image: bli1.JPG]
    The 'blind' beggar and a minor
    A woman who disguises as a blind person to beg by the roadside with her child in Warri, Delta State, was arrested today after she was reported to the police by a concerned citizen. 
    According to the president of Nigerian Child Welfare Fund, Joshua Omorere, he had been warning the fake blind beggars who stay at Jakpa junction especially the arrested woman, to desist from deceiving the public with their trade. 
    Earlier today, he led a team of police officers who raided their spot and arrested the fake blind beggar who was with her daughter as others fled on sighting the security agents.[Image: bli2.JPG]

    It was gathered that the police officers were convinced the woman was blind after she and her daughter broke down in tears while being arrested.
    On getting to the police station, the officers threatened to put tear gas in her eyes, that was when the woman identified as Ada Nwachukwu admitted she is not blind and disclosed that she came all the way from Orlu in Imo state to Warri just to hustle. 
    According to report, the beggars make a minimum of five thousand naira daily and as at Mrs. Nwachukwu was arrested she had already made N3,270.

    Source: Yabakeft.

Posted by: slimsaint - 14-12-2018, 02:51 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Many members of the House of Representatives are currently sponsoring a bill to return Nigeria to the parliamentary system of government.[Image: National-Assembly.jpg]
    National Assembly
    According to a report by Daily Trust, a group of 71 lawmakers of the House of Representatives, mostly from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have canvassed for the return of Nigeria from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government.
    Briefing newsmen at the National Assembly in Abuja on Thursday, spokesmen of the group, Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) and Nicholas Ossai (PDP, Delta), said the parliamentary system, as opposed to the presidential system, suits Nigeria because it is more economic friendly, cost effective and largely efficient in the conduct of government business.
    Rising from “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Alteration) Bill, 2018,” the lawmakers lamented that whereas, countries under the parliamentary system were prospering, the presidential system has “reduced Nigeria to the poverty capital of the world.”

    “We are 71 bi-partisan members of the House of Representatives, who feel that the parliamentary system of government promulgated by the Lyttleton Constitution of 1954 is the best for Nigeria since the presidential system has reduced us to the poverty capital of the world.
    “Our position in this legislation clearly points to compelling advantages of parliamentary system of government, such as economic growth and development, as well as inherent efficiency in the conduct of government business.

    “Studies have shown that countries under the presidential regimes consistently produce lower output, volatile inflation and greater income inequality relative to those under parliamentary system,” the group said.
    However, this is coming just few months to the expiration of the legislative life of the 8th Assembly, thus raising concern over the period required to push the bill through the normal legislative process.
    The bill, if passed, will also require the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari to become law, and be enshrined in the Constitution.
    Recall that Nigeria practised the British-styled parliamentary system of government in the First Republic, from 1960 until 15 January, 1966 when the military took power.
    However, the 1979 Constitution returned the country to the US-styled presidential system of government, largely because of the tensions and acrimonious politics of the First Republic.
    Aside Ossai, other members of the group present at the briefing include Abdulsamad Dasuki (PDP, Sokoto), Boma Goodhead (PDP, Rivers), Timothy Golu (PDP, Plateau), Gabriel Onyenwife (PDP, Anambra), Sergius Ogun (PDP, Edo), Emeka Ujam (PDP, Enugu) among others.

    Source: DailyTrust

Posted by: Eagletale - 13-12-2018, 12:28 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • [Image: 139992EB-EA5F-43A2-81EC-BA655B48A4FC-768x404.jpeg]

    National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has raised alarm over alleged secret pact between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) and the Nigeria Police to destabilize PDP-controlled states.

    Secondus said this in a statement by his special adviser on media, Ike Abonyi.

    He listed Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi as states pencilled down for destabilisation by federal government agencies before 2019.

    He said the aim was to cause affection and pave way for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win in 2019.

    The statement read: “In most PDP states, despite the governors being chief security officers, police commissioners have set up parallel structures to undermine the security of the states, just to satisfy their pay masters

    “They have resolved to inject crisis in PDP controlled states and ensure that our governors who are refusing to play ball are permanently distracted for their re-election bid.

    “They have deployed huge cash in these states to either use labour or state legislators to inject crisis, frighten the governors and force them to do a deal with them,” he said.

    The PDP National Chairman noted that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has posted eight police commissioners to Bayelsa State, in less than three.

    Secondus also accused Imspector General If Police, Ibrahim Idris and Magu of campaigning for Buhari.

    The PDP Chairman stressed that APC is engaging in underhand tactics to win election at all cost.

    “That is why they are not campaigning or seeking votes from Nigerians; that is why President Buhari has refused to sign into law an amended Electoral Act that would have guaranteed this nation a freer and fair election.

    “Nothing clearly underscores the fact that the APC is not interested in having a transparent election than the refusal of the president to sign the Electoral Act into law,” the Chairman stated.


Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 10:02 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A 50-year-old machine operator, Franklin Temitayo, has approached an Agege Customary Court in Lagos State seeking the dissolution of his 14-year-old ‘loveless marriage’.[Image: Man-begs-for-divorce-saying------I-do-no...449395.jpg]

    File: Divorce
    Franklin, who hails from Ondo town in Ondo State , told the court on Wednesday that there was no more love between him and his wife, Titilayo, whom he described as “an arrogant and insatiable woman’’.

    The father of three said: “My wife is disrespectful and troublesome; she no longer loves and cares for me as her husband.’’

    He told the court that his wife had made his home a living hell for him, alleging that she never gave him peace whenever he returned from work.

    “Despite all my efforts to provide and care for the home, she is never appreciative and considerate, as she keeps demanding for more.

    “Whenever I give my wife feeding allowance, she diverts the money to her personal use and demands for more money.

    “There was a time she held onto my shirt and stopped me from going to work, demanding money from me.

    “I try my best to cater for my family to the best of my ability, but my wife is never satisfied, all she cares about is money,” he said.

    The petitioner told the court that he was no longer interested in a union with an abusive, troublesome and rude woman.

    “I moved out of the house out of frustration; I could no longer bear her excesses.

    “There was a time I had a dream that we fought and she died in the process.

    “I want the court to, therefore, separate us as I do not want a murder case to hang on my neck; I just want to live comfortably and in peace,” he said.

    Titilayo, who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun, but lives at Iloro area of Agege in Lagos State, however, denied all the allegations levelled against her.

    She called her husband a liar and an irresponsible man.

    “Whenever he was paid salary; he would avoid coming home for days. After I had reported him at his work place, he got angry and stopped working.

    “My husband is irresponsible and not caring; he neither gives us feeding allowance nor knows how I pay the children’s school fees.

    “My husband abandoned the children and I for four years without looking back, until this year when my mother died.

    “He came to visit the children and on the pretext, he took them away.

    “He would flare up whenever I asked for money; and over time this became worrisome and annoying as the burden of feeding the house, paying house rents and school fees became unbearable for me,” she said.

    The 34-year-old saleswoman, however, told the court that she would not want her marriage dissolved because of the children.

    “I do not want to end the marriage because of the love l have for my children. I do not want them to grow up under separated home,” she said.

    She, therefore, urged the court to help her resolve the issues between her and her husband.

    The court’s president, Mrs Patricia Adeyanju, advised the estranged couple to keep the peace and adjourned the case until Jan. 21 for an alternative dispute resolution. (NAN)


Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 09:58 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • [Image: Man-allegedly-hacks-lover-to-death-in-En...802836.jpg]

    The Enugu State Police Command has arrested one Chibuzor Okonkwo, who allegedly hacked his lover, Nkemakonam Onovo, to death.

    The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement to NAN in Enugu on Tuesday, said the incident happened on Dec. 9, in Obe community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.

    Amaraizu pointed out that the suspect, Okonkwo, must have hit his lover over a misunderstanding that allegedly ensued in a yet-to-be-established issue.

    According to him, the suspect allegedly hit his deceased lover with a wooden frame, following a slight provocation.

    “It was further gathered that he hit the deceased on the head, leaving her unconscious.

    “She was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty when she was rushed to a hospital in the community.

    “The body of the deceased is now deposited at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) mortuary in Ituku near Enugu for an autopsy,’’ he said.

    Amaraizu said the suspect is helping the police with its investigations.

    Source: dailypost

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 09:56 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • [Image: Oshiomhole-denies-insulting-Aisha-Buhari...090905.jpg]

    The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that there was never a time he launched verbal attack on the Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari.

    Oshiomhole made the denial in a statement made available to reporters on Tuesday in Abuja by his spokesperson, Simon Ebegbulem.

    It was in reaction to a rumour on the social media where the former Edo state Governor was said to have accused Aisha of being in an amorous relationship with a certain senator of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

    Oshiomhole’s statement described such post as malicious and misleading.

    The statement added, “At no fora did the National Chairman make such uncomplimentary remarks against the person of the First Lady.

    “This is part of the fake news from the pit of hell being propagated by highly unscrupulous elements of the PDP and their cohorts, knowing fully well that they have lost the forthcoming general elections.

    “Mrs Buhari, the National Chairman and other leaders of the party enjoy a cordial relationship and work in unison to ensure that the PDP looters do not return to power.”

    He, therefore, “urged that the public disregard this misleading comment on the social media.”

    Source: dailypost

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 09:50 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • [Image: Police-arrest-51-suspected-IPOB-members-...498137.jpg]
    51 suspected members of proscribed  Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) have been arrested by the police. The members of the secessionist group who were seen parading themselves as members of “Judaism’’, in Umuahia, were arrested for allegedly being in possession of different insignias of the outlawed IPOB.

    The members of the secessionist group, had a procession in the state yesterday. They were all dressed like jews and had placards with inscriptions written in Jewish language. A team of anti-riot police officers attempted to stop their procession at Isigate market and when they resisited, teargas canisters were fired.

    This caused stampede at the market as traders, shop owners, passers-by and motorists ran in different directions for safety.

    The suspects, who were dressed in religious white attires with small caps, similar to those of the Jews, began the procession from Afaraukwu community, where the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, hails from but were dispersed at Isigate.

    The suspects arrested comprised of 41 men and 10 women.

    Watch a clip from the moment they were dispersed by the anti-riot police below

    #NeverAgain #JewishBiafraLiveMatters #JewishStateOfBiafra #ReleaseBiafraJews

    — Shabbat Ala Biafra (@ShabbaAlaBiafra) December 11, 2018


Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 09:47 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Office has arraigned twenty four students of Olabisi Onabanjo University and the National Open University of Nigeria who were arrested for alleged involvement in various cyber crimes.[Image: 47576001_2207005079350230_3158299455174737920_n-2.jpg]

    Ten of the defendants which include: Agboola Taiwo, Adetayo Tade Ademiluyi, Rabiu Daniel, Sokoya Oluwaseyi, Fredrick Shaibu, Oshikoya Gbolahan, Adegbola Kazeem Aina, Ademosun Opeyemi, Tosin Awobona and Babarinde Jacob were arraigned Monday, 10th December, 2018 before Hon. Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court 2 sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

    Fourteen others, comprising of Adeleke Oluwamayowa, Banjo Femi, Towolawi Olanrewaju, Tijani Babatunde, Sarafadeen Abibullahi, Adebowale Abimbola, Osunkoya Korede, Mufutau Yusuf Akorede, Salisu Ajibola, Olamikan Oluwasiji, Oduwole Gbenga, Damilare Adelaja, Bakare Azeez Adebola and Edward Ayodeji were arraigned on Tuesday 11th December, 2018 before Hon. Justice M. S. Abubakar of the Federal High Court 1 sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

    The defendants were all arraigned on separate charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretences, impersonation and possession of fraudulent documents.

    They all pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

    One of the charges against one of the accused persons reads: “That you, Rabiu Daniel (a.K.a. Agent Howard Hall) on 23rd June, 2018 at Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, knowingly had in your possession documents containing false pretences to wit: an e-mail address, wherein you represented yourself as; Agent Howard Hall, working for the Government/Facebook Compensation Bonus and Poverty Eradication, and other false pretences, thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6, and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006”.

    Another charge reads: “That you Adegbola Kazeem Aina (a.K.a. Marry Linson) sometimes in 2018, at Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $350 (Three Hundred and Fifty United State of American Dollars) from David Davis, a United State of American Citizen when you falsely represented that you are a woman (Marry Linson), which money you use to collect through Itunes Gift Card and sell them in Naira through AFRBTC.Com, which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1)(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006”.

    While Six out of the first ten defendants earlier arraigned were granted bail immediately on varying conditions, four of them were denied bail. However, the other fourteen defendants were all granted bail also on varying conditions.

    All the defendants were remanded in prison custody at Abeokuta pending the perfection of their bail conditions. While the cases of the first ten (10) were adjourned to the 28th of January, 2019 for trial, the cases of the fourteen (14) were adjourned till 5th, 6th, 7th and 12th of February, 2019 for trial.

    The journey to the dock for the suspect began when the EFCC got wind of their activities through series of intelligence alleging that the suspected fraudsters engaged in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretences through sending emails to unsuspecting victims mostly in the United States of America while others were engaged in romance scam on several dating sites.


Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 09:42 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • The Federal Government is working towards establishing  a compulsory Health Insurance Scheme where government pays the premium for the poor, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has disclosed.[Image: Next-Level--FG-to-provide-premium-free-h...055280.jpg]
    Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, quoted Osinbajo as saying that the proposed scheme was part of the Next Level agenda.

    The All Progressive Congress (APC) had on Nov. 18, inaugurated its campaign for the 2019 general elections tagged `Next Level.’

    Osinbajo spoke on Tuesday night, as Guest of Honour, at the Invest Africa forum hosted by the publishers of Africa Report magazine, which held at London’s Royal Society hall.

    “On healthcare, to cut the long story short, where we are going is the National Health Insurance.

    “At the moment, we have National Health Insurance, which is not compulsory.

    “So, we are looking at compulsory National Health Insurance and we are also looking at how to pay the premium, especially for the poorest.”

    The vice president, who took questions from the publishers of Africa Report and members of the audience, explained that the plan was to have a co-payment arrangement.

    He said that the government would provide payments of premium or free medical care for 40 per cent which is the poorest segment, and the other 60 per cent will be compulsory co-payments for formal and informal workers.

    Osinbajo said that at the moment, most people who sought medical help paid out of pockets, adding that it was one of the reasons why Nigeria had poor health indices at the moment.

    On the prospects of the Petroleum Industry Bill, the vice president said it could still be signed into law, after all the necessary amendments had been made, possibly before the end of the 8th Assembly.

    “We hope that the bill will become law before the end of the 8th assembly.”

    On the chances of APC winning the forthcoming 2019 elections,  Osinbajo said that  in the 16 years of the PDP rule, the party had nothing tangible to show Nigerians despite earning over 382 billion dollars in oil revenue between 2010- 2014.

    He said that the PDP had not cured itself of corruption and urged Nigerians to ignore the party in the coming elections as it has nothing to offer them.

    Osinbajo pointed that since returning to power in 2015, the APC-led government had invested over N2.7trillion on infrastructural development, at a time the country was earning less.

    On the privatisation of some of the public enterprises, Osinbajo said that the exercise, especially in the electricity power sector, was “poorly done” under the PDP government.

    He referred to a trending video of a 2014 interview where the PDP presidential candidate actually confessed to the failure of the past PDP president as in the power sector.

    Speaking on the strategy of the government in improving the quality of education in Nigeria, he disclosed that the Federal Government had evolved a plan to partner with state governments to improve the quality of education at all levels.

    “What we have is a 10-year programme; but we expect to deliver at a much shorter quarter.

    “The main issue really is that funding education is difficult just from the budget,’’ he said.

    As part of the Invest Africa forum, a dinner was held in honour of the vice president after the Question and Answer session.

    Osinbajo, on Wednesday,  received APC leaders and members of Buhari/ Osinbajo 2019 support groups in the UK.(NAN)


Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 09:37 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • [Image: APC---s-negative-change-made-me-dump-par...284274.jpg]
    The member representing Owo/Ose federal constituency of Ondo State at the House of Representatives, Bode Ayorinde has disclosed that his reason for dumping the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was due to the deviation of the APC-led federal government from it campaign promises.

    Ayorinde, who stated this in Owo, in the northern senatorial district area of the state, alleged that APC brought “negative change” to the Nigerians, hence his decision to quit the party.

    Recall that the lawmaker was among the House of Representatives members that defected to the opposition party in July this year.

    Ayorinde, who spoke during the flag off of his re-election campaign, stated that, “When I was in APC, I was one of those people complaining about PDP. But PDP committed a mistake by wanting to retain power in the south after eight years of Obasanjo, two years of Ya’Adua north, six years of Jonathan south and the north have more population. So it was not even about performance it is about fairness, justice equity that we all felt that government will go back to the north.

    “However we made a mistake of bringing a lifeless President who he has very good intentions but he doesn’t has the capacity to carry out his intentions.

    “Some people just hijacked the government, so he could not secure Nigeria, he could not provide the jobs.

    “When I left APC, I left because the change that was promised was not a positive change, it was a negative change, hike in prices, unemployment, insecurity among others and I felt that someone could do it better which is Atiku. I’m not happy with Buhari, let us try another person.”

    Reacting on the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari in not assenting to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, he stated that the president’s move would not affect the chances of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in emerging victorious at the 2019 polls.

    “The electoral, orderliness, fairness is in the hand of Nigerians, not in the hands of any law. However good or bad the law is, it is the human being that is matter, it is the same electoral act that ushered in President Buhari and we will still use it to bring in Atiku whether it was sign or not what am interested in is about Nigerians.

    “We are just waiting for Atiku to be sworn in, those who voted PDP out, the N-PDP who broke out of the PDP and went to APC have left the APC, they are the winners, they have backed in PDP including many of us who are never in PDP before. The game is over for APC, the elections will come and nothing will happen, there won’t be any killing, everybody will come out en masse to vote for Atiku, their votes will be counts and Atiku will be declared winner.”

    The lawmaker also stated that he is optimistic of winning his constituency seat at the polls.


Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 09:35 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has declared himself an adopted son of Oginibu, an Urhobo Town in Ughelli South, Delta State, just as he described former Minister of Education, Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi as the most illustrious Urhobo man and one of the most development oriented Deltans.[Image: Former-president-Obasanjo-declares-himse...527287.jpg]
    From left: Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Archbishop Goddowell Avwomakpa and others during the event at Oginibu, Delta State
    Chief Obasanjo who made the above declaration while speaking at the 40th remembrance anniversary of His Royal Majesty, Robinson Ajeriyeghe Gbagi, said  Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi is a pillar of peace and development in Delta State and recounted how Kenneth Gbagi single-handedly worked with him while he was the president of Nigeria to end the bloody inter-ethnic wars in Warri, Delta State.

    He described Kenneth Gbagi as a selfless, humble, honest and incorruptible politician who works selflessly for the unity and progress of Nigeria and Delta State.

    Obasanjo narrated his several encounters and relationship with Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi and added that it was difficult to find such a person who is people and development oriented and who is committed to national and community development.

    Obasanjo explained that he was amazed at the charity work Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi has carried out in Oginibu and Ughievwen Kingdom, which, according to him, included providing scholarship for students of all level of education from Ughievwen Kingdom, payment of WAEC enrolment fees for students of Oginibu Secondary School, building of ultra-modern community civic centre and several other works of charity.

    He noted that Gbagi has brought unquantifiable development to Oginibu community and the entire Delta State. He stated that with the development, unity of purpose and the kindness of the Oginibu people, he had no option than to declare himself an adopted son of Oginibu.

    Reacting, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, pointed out that the week-long celebration was to honour his father who lived a fulfilled life as a court Bailiff and later as a business mogul during the colonial era and who was regarded as a beacon of judicial integrity and a cynosure of uprightness.

    He added that for Chief Obasanjo, one of the greatest living African to have graced the occasion despite the fact that he was going to Egypt that same day was an indication of the significance of the event.

    Olorogun Gbagi praised the leadership role of Obasanjo not just in Nigeria but the whole of Africa. He enjoined him to continue with his good work in Nigeria and the entire African continent.

    Earlier during the review of a book titled: The Echoes of A Giant: Robinson Ajeriyegba Gbagi, written by Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi on his father, the reviewer Dr. Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri, Head of Department of Mass Communication and Director of Pre-Degree programme, Delta State University said Pa Robinson Gbagi was by all standard during his day in the colonial era, a very successful and discipline man whom every person working in the present day judicial system should emulate.

    The event was graced by dignitaries from both within and outside Nigeria, including the Catholic Bishop of Warri Diocese Bishop, Most Reverend Dr. John Okeoghene Afareha, Archbishop Goddowell Avwomakpa, Archbishop Solomon Gbakara, Justice Akpovi, former Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Chief Steve Oru, the former Managing Director of Arik Air,Chris Ndulue former MD of Arik Air, Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Houssam Diab.


Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 09:31 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • [Image: drunk.jpg]

    Two ladies have been made a laughing stock online after a “before” picture of them grooving, about to go into a club on Friday night, was shared by them on social… and an aftermath photo which showed their drunk self wasted on the ground. They both ended up in the toilet after an all night partying, puking all over. Shayo they say is a basterd.

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 07:34 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • APC Is 100% Ready For A Peaceful Presidential Election In 2019 - Amb Eze Scholar.

    The Afikpo Born All Progressive Congress (APC) Stalwart, Amb. Eze Scholar Strongly Asserts That President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR Led All Progressive Congress Is 100% Ready For Peaceful 2019 Presidential Election In Nigeria As He Signs The National Peace Accord With Other Presidential Candidates In Abuja.

    Amb. Eze Scholar LL.B (Hons.) Thanks The President For Signing The Peace Accord Which Shows That The 2019 General Elections Will Be Peaceful & Reflects The Mind Of Nigerians.

    Scholar Implores Ndi-Igbo To Unanimously Support The Re-election Of President Mohammadu Buhari GCFR Come 2019 To Enable Us Achieve Igbo Presidency In 2023.

    © Amb. Eze Scholar Media Team.

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 04:03 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • There was pandemonium on Tuesday as people scampered to safety after an explosion rocked a Catholic Church in Umuahia.[Image: Explosion-hits-catholic-church-in-Abia-.jpg]
    Explosion rocks Umuahia Catholic Church (Photo: TheNation)
    An explosion on Tuesday rocked the Diocesan Headquarters of Umuahia Catholic Archdiocese, popularly Mater Dei Catholic Church on Azikiwe road in Umuahia, the Abia capital, The Nation has reported.
    It was gathered the explosion, which occurred in the church premises at about 2:45pm, caused pandemonium in the area as residents who were taken by surprise scampered for safety.
    Sources within the cathedral revealed the explosion was caused by an old abandoned petrol tank, which had been buried and long forgotten.
    The church gardener, after his routine cleanup was said to have unknowingly set fire on heap of refuse collected while cleaning the compound directly where the tank was buried
    The heat from the fire was said to have triggered the explosion, which affected roofs of houses around the cathedral.
    No life was said to however been affected during the incident.
    Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, told our correspondent exclusively that personnel of the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the State Command have been moved to the scene of the incident.
    He said in a telephone conversation: “A cleaner in the church, after sweeping the compound set fire on the debris and the debris spread to a disused underground fuel tank and exploded, bringing down part of a nearby fence and shattering a vehicle parked in the next compound.

    “As I speak to you, the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the Police; the Bomb Disposal Unit has been moved to the place to make all assurance that there is nothing much more than the facts that we know now.

    “By tomorrow, when they come out with their scientific report, I will also update members of the public.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 12-12-2018, 04:00 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A suicidal man has been rescued by people while he was trying to get himself electrocuted in Ibadan.[Image: high%20t.JPG]
    The man was trying to kill himself
    A video has emerged showing the shocking moment a man tried to kill himself in broad daylight recently.
    The shocking incident happened yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo state and left residents quite shaken afterwards.
    Local reports show that the yet-to-be-identified man was seen trying to commit suicide through electrocution on the road before people rushed to stop him from hurting himself.
    The man had climbed a billboard along Ring Road in Ibadan and was trying to make contact with a high-tension cable so he can be electrocuted when he was rescued.
    All attempts to know why he wanted to take his own life proved abortive. The man's current state is not known.

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