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Posted by: Watchtower - 08-11-2017, 05:12 AM - Forum: Hot or Not - Replies (1)
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    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have failed to honour its summon concerning the arms deal probe.

    It also described as “specious” reports that it summoned the DSS operatives as a revenge for the secret police’s indictment of Ibrahim Magu, the commission’s acting chairman.

    The DSS had, last year, indicted Magu of corruption in its report to the senate. As a result, the lawmakers are yet to confirm him as the EFCC chairman.

    In a statement on Tuesday, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson, said the summon of DSS operatives has nothing to do with the DSS report.

    He said the commission is backed by law to invite operatives of any law enforcement agency “for questioning” in the course of its investigation.

    “Part of that protocol (for the invitation) is to write to the heads of such agencies, requesting that the officer(s) in question be released to be interviewed,” the statement read.

    “In the course of investigating the arms procurement scandal, the office of the commission has had cause to request the release of officers of other security agencies, including the Nigerian army, the Nigerian air force, the Nigerian navy and now the DSS, for questioning.

    “All but the DSS have acceded to this request.

    “The arms procurement investigation is a national issue in view point of the alleged culprits cutting across the military, security establishments as well as the political class. It is not targeted at any institution.

    “Consequently, the insinuation about a revenge-instigated investigation of the DSS by the EFCC over its role in the senate refusal to confirm Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the EFCC, is not only specious, but pure mischief contrived for motives that are unclear.”

    An unnamed DSS official had been quoted by the Nigerian Tribune as saying: “What are they (EFCC) trying to do? Audit our operations or what? Did the Service report any financial infraction to them and call for their intervention? It is just a case of overzealousness and lack of professionalism and we won’t allow that because what you allow is what will continue.

    “If they (EFCC) need any clarification on anything, they should come to our office. We can’t be humiliated by anybody. Never!  If this is fallout from the security report officially requested by the National Assembly, then we wish them luck. We stand by our findings.”


Posted by: Watchtower - 08-11-2017, 05:09 AM - Forum: Oil/Gas - Replies (1)
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    Crude oil price rose to $64 on Tuesday, the highest since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in May 2015.

    As of 2pm on Tuesday, Brent crude, the international benchmark of crude oil traded at $64.01, the highest the commodity has traded since November 2014.

    US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) traded at $57.30, its highest in months.

    Price has been on a rise since August 2017 when it traded at $47.47.

    Members and non-members of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had first agreed on cutting oil supply to the market to end supply glut, which amongst other factors led to a sharp drop in oil prices.

    Nigeria and Libya had been exempted from the agreement to allow both countries stabilise their production.

    Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources had said Nigeria is not averse to joining the supply glut and that Nigeria would not mind keeping its production at 1.8 million barrels per day.

    However, some members of OPEC have expressed concern over rising oil production from Nigeria and called for Nigeria to be included in the agreement.

    Reacting to the statements, Mohammed Barkindo, OPEC secretary general, said Nigeria will continue to enjoy the benefits.

    “Nigeria had a point lost over 800,000 barrels, Libya had lost nearly 1.5 million barrels per day and Iran saw its export shrinking by nearly one million barrels per day. And so the council of ministers decided that these three countries should be given special considerations in the implementation of the Algiers Accord.

    “And when we met in Vienna on 30th November to begin the process of implementations by agreeing on the ceiling 32.5m we reaffirmed the positions of these three countries”.

    “The decision is six months and the countries will continue to enjoy the benefits as they try to recover their production quotas.”


Posted by: Watchtower - 08-11-2017, 05:00 AM - Forum: Hot or Not - Replies (1)
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    Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, on Tuesday lambasted the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo for saying the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan withdrew the sum of N100bn and $289m two weeks to the 2015 presidential election.

    The former Minister described the Vice President as a “pernicious liar and a sanctimonious, self-serving dwarf” for making such statement.

    In a tweet via his official Twitter handle, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain dared the Vice President to “leave Jonathan alone” and clean up their mess.

    “There is nothing worse than a pernicious liar and a sanctimonious, self-serving dwarf.

    “Leave Jonathan alone and clean up ur filthy mess!,” he wrote.

    Osinbajo had recently said the massive looting of the nation’s resources by the Jonathan’s administration is responsible for the economic crunch the country suffers from under the present administration.

    He specifically said that seeks before the 2015 elections, the government of Goodluck Jonathan, ostensibly doled out N100billion and $295million in cash within two weeks.


Posted by: Watchtower - 08-11-2017, 04:53 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
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    The camp of former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is not a Pastor.

    This is in reaction to Osinbajo’s claim that Jonathan’s administration did not build any infrastructure for Nigeria but frittered away the nation’s wealth.

    “Of course, we all know that there was very little by the way of investment in infrastructure and capital projects”, Osinbajo was quoted as saying.

    “In fact, in 2015, capital spend was less than 11%. So, there was very little to show for where this money went,” he added.

    But a statement by Jonathan’s former special assistant on New Media, Reno Omokri, on Tuesday, described the comment as a barefaced lie.

    Titled ‘Vice President Osinbajo’s Penchant to Lie Against ex-President Jonathan is Unbecoming of an Alleged Pastor’, the statement said it was on record that the Jonathan administration was only second to the Yakubu Gowon administration in terms of infrastructure.

    “The most expensive and valuable project built in Nigeria in the last 20 years is the $1.8 billion Abuja-Kaduna 187 kilometres super-fast railway that enables Nigerians work in Abuja and live in Kaduna. This project was built and completed by the Jonathan administration. Does the Vice President know this?

    “Also, former President Jonathan revived the Nigerian Railways in five of the six geo-political zones restoring direct rail service from Lagos to Kano, Port Harcourt to Maiduguri and Makurdi to Gombe.

    “When Rotimi Amaechi took over as minister of transport in 2015, he said “In fact, I think we have a problem; most people don’t believe that the railway transport is functioning in Nigeria. I didn’t even know, until I started this tour, I never knew that the railway was functioning, it was even from his (MD’s) speech that I learnt that there are some coaches or services that go to Kano or Port Harcourt or elsewhere.

    “My question to the Vice President is who built these rail infrastructures that Amaechi was referring to?

    “Under former President Jonathan, Nigeria for the first time had national radar coverage through the the Total Radio Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON) project completed by the Jonathan administration in 2012. TRACON is the reason Nigeria no longer has frequent air crashes. Can Vice President Osinbajo deny that this was done by the Jonathan government?

    “Going further, the Jonathan administration completed the $600 million 750 MW Olorunsogo II Power Station in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. Does the Vice President deny this?

    “The Jonathan government also built the 504 MW simple cycle Gas Alaoji Power station in Aba, Abia State. Is this also a lie?

    “That administration also built 12 brand new federal universities including the only federal university in President Buhari’s state of Katsina. The Jonathan administration also constructed and completed 165 Almajiri schools all over Northern Nigeria.

    “Nigerians will recall that the Jonathan administration rebuilt the Benin-Ore portions of the Benin-Lagos road, the Vom-Manchok road, the Kano-Zaria Road bridge in Kano (named after late Emir Ado Bayero) and many more.

    “Now, I urge Nigerians to compare these projects with what has been conceived of, started and completed by the Buhari administration which has only been able to initiate and complete only one project in two and a half years, which is the helipad in Daura.

    “How can an administration that cannot even provide paracetamol for the Aso Rock clinic despite over N3billion budgeted for it under President Buhari (according to the First Lady) accuse the Jonathan administration that refurbished 10 general hospitals for the masses across Nigeria?

    “There was never a time that the external reserve was $45 billion under Jonathan. The reserves were $33-35 billion under Jonathan.

    “The money the Vice President added to make it $45 billion was the Excess Crude Account which Jonathan refused to touch until members of Mr. Osinbajo’s party, the All Progressive Congress, led by the then Governor of Rivers state and chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi, took the Federal Government to court and got the Supreme Court to force the Jonathan administration to share that money with them.

    “We will continue to pray for Vice President Osinbajo who is obviously unequally yoked and is now mixing light with darkness.”


Posted by: Watchtower - 08-11-2017, 04:49 AM - Forum: Politics - Replies (1)
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    The Federal Government of Nigeria has proposed a budget of N555.88 billion for the minister of Power, Works and Housing in the 2018 budget.

    The ministry is headed by Babatunde Raji Fashola.

    Buhari made this disclosure while presenting the 2018 budget at the National Assembly on Tuesday.

    Buhari said, “To consolidate on the momentum of the 2017 Budget’s implementation, many ongoing capital projects have been provided for in the 2018 Budget. This is in line with our commitment to appropriately fund ongoing capital projects to completion.

    “By allocating 30.8 percent of the 2018 Budget to capital expenditure, the Federal Government is also demonstrating its strong commitment to investing in critical infrastructure capable of spurring growth and creating jobs in the Nigerian economy.

    “As I had previously indicated, we aim to consolidate on our achievements in 2017.

    “We shall meet our counterpart funding obligations. We shall complete all ongoing projects. And we shall carry forward all strategic projects that were budgeted for but which we were unable to kick start due to liquidity challenges, late passage of the budget, prolonged contractual negotiations, and other matters.”

    DAILY POST quick look at the budget showed that the ministry of

    Interior will get N510.87bn, while education will get N435.01bn

    Others include, N422.43 billion for Defence; N269.34 billion for Health, Transportation: N263.10 billion; Agriculture and Rural Development N118.98 billion; Water Resources: N95.11 billion; Industry, Trade and Investment: N82.92 billion.


Posted by: Watchtower - 08-11-2017, 04:39 AM - Forum: Politics - Replies (1)
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    President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday formally presented N8.6 trillion 2018 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly.

    The proposal was presented at the joint section of the National Assembly at exactly 2pm.

    The appropriation bill is tagged the ‘budget of consolidation.

    During the presentation, Buhari announced that the budget is projected at an oil price of $45 per barrel and an estimate 2.3 million barrels per day.

    Buhari pointed out that the budget is further projected on an exchange rate of N305 to $1, a real Gross Domestic Growth of 3.5 per cent and inflation rate of 12.4 per cent.


Posted by: Watchtower - 08-11-2017, 04:25 AM - Forum: Conflicts - Replies (1)
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    Borno state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Damian A. Chukwu has confirmed that four suicide bombers died, while eight people sustained injuries when some insurgents attempted to sneak into Maiduguri today.

    Mr. Chukwu while confirming the incident said, “Today 7/11/2017 at about 0820, four (4) female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri township through a farmland behind the parapet in London Sudan of kaleri area, Jere LGA.

    “On sighting the joint security personnel deployed along the parapet, the first bomber hurriedly detonated her suicide vest killing herself and a second suicide bomber in the farmland.

    “As a result of the explosion, farmers who were running back to town were stopped and screened at the entry point through the parapet by security personnel.

    “In the process, a third female bomber sneaked into the group of persons being screened and detonated her suicide vest, killing herself alone while eight (8) others including a member of civilian JTF, sustained various degrees of injuries.

    ” In the ensuing stampede, a fourth suicide bomber was sighted by vigilant security personnel while trying to cross the parapet, and was gunned down.

    “Her unexploded suicide vest and that of the second suicide bomber were rendered safe, and the area sanitized by police EOD team who were mobilized to the scene.

    “The injured were evacuated to University of Maiduguri teaching hospital and are responding to treatment, while normalcy has since been restored to the area. ” He said


Posted by: Watchtower - 08-11-2017, 04:22 AM - Forum: Crime - Replies (1)
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    The Kogi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it has arrested a mobile police officer while escorting a vehicle loaded with 30 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp out of Lokoja.

    The State Commander of the Agency, Mr. Idris Bello, made this disclosure to newsmen in Lokoja on Tuesday.

    Bellow said the weeds were being escorted by the policeman in a red Toyota Picnic car, with Kogi State registration number KNA 185 LG when it was intercepted.

    He said the vehicle, suspected to be owned by the Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, was intercepted at about 2:30pm at a road intersection in the state capital.

    Bello said the driver escaped arrest, but the NDLEA officials were able to apprehend the mobile policeman.

    The commander, who refused to give the identity of the policeman, said the NDLEA was in the process of notifying the Police headquarters of the development.


Posted by: Gr8willy - 07-11-2017, 07:05 PM - Forum: Politics - Replies (1)
  • As a Real Estate operator around Onitsha and environs who is also active in the political space, I could not let the falsehood being circulated by desperate PDP-Obi-Obaze marooned media hands led by one Val Obienyem on social media platform confuse the gullible.

    In fact, when I raised alarm that the campaign strategy of the Peter Obi led PDP will fail because it is predicated on fabrication of lies to discredit the incumbent governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano, they shouted persecution. Today their many lies are fast catching up with them and in desperation; they are manufacturing more lies to get the attention of ndi Anambra who have seen through their devious schemes.

    The latest staple from the table of the PDP-Obi-Obaze purveyors of falsehood is a spurious write up titled “Who owns the New Hotel?” It would have been best to ignore the puerile concoction but the mischief embedded by the author could not be ignored less he misleads the uniformed.

    The facts are that the Obiano administration in furtherance of its objective of building enduring institutions rather than dependence on handouts from Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) and others, adopted the transparent approach to Public Private Partnerships (PPP) which ensures that his government concentrate on its core mandate by allowing competent private operators to manage such businesses for the benefit of ndi Anambra.

    Thus it is not news that the government adopted the option of concessioning to competent private developers. Onitsha Mall is up and running, Nnewi shopping mall has reverted to Nnewi indigenes, just as Awka is an going concern; Agulu is now Golden Tulip Hotels, while the Onitsha hotels is handled by Cardinal Developers whose initial financing arrangement with AfroExim bank was stalled under the weight of recession and high exchange rate. Hence they are now in the process of getting new financing to complete the project.

    Pray why would any sane person accuse Obiano of ‘virement’ of non-existent and unappropriated funds?

    From available records and town planning charts there is no provision for any other hotel in the area mentioned. To answer the two questions you ignorantly posed;

        Who is the real owner…There is no such hotel. The picture you posted is a private development of an office complex by the Albert Osakwe family of Onitsha. Isn’t it funny that you are dragging innocent families into the fray to buttress your lies?

        Who signed the CofO?Available records show that the Certificate of Occupancy of the said private property was actually signed by your sponsor former Governor Peter Obi. It was made out to Albert Osakwe Trust Company Ltd signed by Mr. Peter Obi on 23rdDecember 2011. Haba! Why are you embarrassing him with blatant lies?

    Mr. Val Obienyem
    As per the mention of someone you wish to take over, ndi Anambra are yet to hear anyone with better alternative than Chief WILLIE Obiano, a man who successfully managed and cushioned the Anambra economy and it navigated the national recession unscathed.

    Last word! The Bible said, “You will know the truth….” But I add, the way you use the truth determines whether ndi Anambra will set you free.
    Be warned. Stop peddling these lies!

Posted by: Gr8willy - 07-11-2017, 06:51 PM - Forum: Politics - Replies (1)
  • President Muhammadu Buhari today presented a proposed  N8.6 trillion 2018 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly.
    Dubbed the ‘"Budget of consolidation," the President announced that the budget is projected at an oil price of $45 per barrel and an estimate of 2.3 million barrels per day.
    He added that the budget is further projected on an exchange rate of N305 to $1, a real Gross Domestic Growth of 3.5 per cent and inflation rate of 12.4 per cent.
    At present, domestic debts account for about 79% of the total debt. We will reduce this to 60% in 2018 and increase external to 40%.
    Buhari appealed to members of the National assembly to swiftly consider and pass the 2018 Appropriation Bill.
    The President said 9.8 billion Naira will be set aside for the Mambilla power project and N300 billion for construction and rehabilitation roads, as the Budget provision to the Niger Delta Development Commission has increased from N53.89 billion from N34.2 billion in 2017.
    Earlier in his speech, Buhari said over 766km were constructed or rehabilitated across the country in 2017.
    “We have spent time in identifying alternative means of funding capital projects in the 2017 budget. For example, the N100 billion Sukuk financing for construction of 25 roads across the country”.
    Mr Buhari also warned that agencies are not to conduct recruitment without all necessary approvals. “Any violations will be sanctioned”, he said.


Posted by: Gr8willy - 07-11-2017, 06:40 PM - Forum: Sports World - Replies (1)
  • David Moyes said he has a point to prove and is "hungry to get things right" after being appointed as West Ham's new manager.

    The former Everton and Manchester United boss replaces Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday with the Hammers in the relegation zone.

    Moyes has been out of work since May, when he resigned as Sunderland manager after the club's relegation to the Championship.

    West Ham joint chairman David Sullivan said the 54-year-old Scot is "the right man to turn things around".

    He added: "We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David can get the best out of the players.

    "He is highly regarded and respected within the game and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm.

    "He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again."

    Moyes' first game in charge will be at Watford in the Premier League on 19 November.

    He added: "I've managed five clubs since starting out nearly 20 years ago at Preston and then going to Everton. My period at Manchester United is well documented and I then did something I have always wanted to do by experiencing management abroad, with Real Sociedad.

    "It's only been the last job where I feel it wasn't a good move and I didn't enjoy the experience. So I'm hungry to make sure I get things right now.

    "I don't know any manager who hasn't gone through negative periods, especially in the game today. I hope it gives me great strength and understanding of what is required."
    What does Moyes face at West Ham?

    The Hammers are 18th, having won just two Premier League matches in 2017-18 - and lost their first three league games of the campaign.

    Bilic spent a reported £42m on players in the summer - including forward Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City for a club record £20m and former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen for £16m.

    But West Ham have taken just nine points from 11 league matches, conceding 23 goals.

    Following the Watford match, West Ham host Leicester City and go to Everton, before a difficult run in December which brings league games against leaders Manchester City, last season's champions Chelsea and Arsenal.

    Later in the month, the Hammers travel to face the Gunners in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
    West Ham's forthcoming fixtures
    19 November: Watford (a); 24 November: Leicester City (h); 29 November: Everton (a)
    3 December: Manchester City (a); 9 December: Chelsea (h); 13 December: Arsenal (a)
    What is Moyes' track record?

    Moyes, who started his managerial career at Preston North End, was voted LMA Manager of the Year three times during an 11-year spell at Everton from 2002 to 2013. In 11 full seasons, the Toffees finished in the top eight nine times.

    He succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss on his fellow Scot's recommendation when he retired after a trophy-laden 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.

    But despite signing a six-year deal with the then Premier League champions in 2013, he was sacked 10 months later with United seventh in the table.

    Moyes went on to manage Real Sociedad in Spain but was sacked by the La Liga club after a year in charge in November 2015.

    He took over at Sunderland in July 2016 before quitting in May 2017 after the Blacks Cats were relegated, having finished bottom of the Premier League.

    Former West Ham striker Dean Ashton told BBC Radio 5 live that Moyes was "the safe option if you're thinking about grinding out until the end of the season and safety".

    But he added: "As a player, David Moyes coming in wouldn't inspire me."
    'Belittling, disrespectful, everyday sexism'

    During his time at Sunderland, Moyes attracted controversy for telling BBC reporter Vicki Sparks she might "get a slap" in March, leading to a Football Association charge for improper conduct and a £30,000 fine.

    He said he "deeply regrets" making the comment and later apologised to Sparks, who did not make a complaint.

    Writing in her Sun column in April, West Ham's vice-chairman Karren Brady said Moyes' words were "just another brilliant example of the pressure women are under to laugh off these everyday moments of sexism as a joke".

    She added: "The threat to give someone a slap, no matter how you look at it, is aggressive. It is not banter. And it is not OK.

    "I would like to think that any man who worked for me - no matter how wound up they feel by a reporter who is simply doing her job well - would not threaten to slap a woman.

    "One of things I find most objectionable in this whole story is his reference to Sparks as being a 'girl', when he said he had apologised to her.

    "She's not a girl. She is a woman and a professional. To call someone a girl is belittling, disrespectful and a real indication that you don't see her as an equal.

    "Hopefully the penny has dropped for him that it's not OK to patronise, intimidate and threaten women and treat them as if they are imposters in a man's world."

    BBC Sport's Simon Stone

    Moyes' arrival at West Ham has not been greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm by the club's support, something owners David Sullivan and David Gold are aware of.

    However, it is the Scot's diligence on the training ground that is understood to be the major attraction in the decision.

    West Ham spent in excess of £40m in the summer to sign former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, Manchester City pair Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart, and Stoke's Marko Arnautovic, who cost a club record £20m.

    But, as a collective, West Ham have badly underperformed.

    Sullivan and Gold feel they need someone to galvanise the current group of players rather than spending more money on completely revamping the squad.
    What do the fans say?

    Graeme Howlett, editor of the West Ham fans' website Knees Up Mother Brown

    The fans seem quite unanimous in that they are not particularly keen to see Moyes come in. They would prefer to see someone more progressive.

    I suspect there will be an awful lot of criticism for the board, who are already under intense pressure following the move to the Olympic Stadium, which has not gone down well.

    Various reasons have been mentioned, including his record at Sunderland, where he came in at a similar position and failed to keep them in the Premier League. There was also the incident with the female reporter which has been mentioned a few times.

Posted by: slimsaint - 07-11-2017, 12:42 PM - Forum: Student Market Place - No Replies
  • A soldier who is a member of the Operation Safe Haven stationed in Plateau State has sent a 17-year-old secondary school student, Simi Danladi, to the hospital after he shot her in the leg for refusing his sexual advances.

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    The young victim who is now battling for her life at the Plateau Specialist Hospital, according to a youth activist, Friday Bako, was shot by the unnamed soldier at a checkpoint during a protest over the death of two young boys last month in Riyom Local Government Area of the state.

    Bako who wrote about the sad incident on his Facebook wall narrated that the soldier had been disturbing the girl for a relationship but when she constantly refused, he vowed to deal with her.
    ALSO READ: "Above The Law: Soldiers brutalize woman for challenging them (Graphic Photos)"
    During the peaceful protest where she was a part of, the soldier singled her out and shot at her after boasting that he would kill her and nothing would happen to him.
    Bako also posted the photographs of the girl in her hospital bed when the Federal Lawmaker representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency, Barr. I. D. Gyang, paid her a visit.
    Barr. Gyang was said to have called for a full investigation into abuses on Human Rights of his constituents, particularly the recent alleged killings and attacks on innocent and harmless civilians.
    This is the post Bako made on his wall:
    "Rep ID Gyang was at the Plateau Specialist Hospital at 8:00 am on Saturday, November 4, to visit and sympathize with victims of gunshot including Simi Danladi, a 17-year-old SS1 student of GSS Sopp, in Riyom LGA.
    She was shot in the thigh at close range by one of the soldiers manning the checkpoint at Sopp because she allegedly refused his lustful advances.
    On the 19th of October this year, during a protest by the community against the soldiers for causing the deaths of two boys, this particular soldier singled out Simi and shot her.
    He wanted to finish her off with another shot but was stopped by a fellow soldier who was more sympathetic.
    He proceeded to kick her several times in the face and body. Simi and two others, Danjuma Kaze and his son Irimiya who were shot in the leg and jaw respectively, are currently receiving medical attention at the Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos. Please pray for their recovery."
    This is not the first time soldiers sent to the state and other parts of the country to provide protection for the citizens have turned around to be their tormentors with little or nothing done to them to serve as a deterrent to others.

Posted by: slimsaint - 07-11-2017, 12:34 PM - Forum: Religion - No Replies
  • Controversial On-Air Personality [OAP], Ifedayo Olarinde, the one popularly known as Daddy Freeze, has taken his war against tithing and offerings to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye

    Controversial On-Air Personality [OAP], Ifedayo Olarinde, the one popularly known as Daddy Freeze, has taken his war against tithing and offerings to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

    In another of his attack on men of God whom he sees as fleecing their church members, Daddy Freeze, the leader of the FreeTheSheeple Ministry, took a swipe at Pastor Adeboye who he says does not need to fly around the world in a private jet.
    The Cool FM presenter is not particularly happy that Pastor Adeboye and other men of God live in affluence and considerable comfort while their members who are the ones paying the tithes through their noses are left wallowing in abject poverty.
    Taking to his Instagram account to show his displeasure that Pastor Adeboye flies the world in his private Gulfstream Jet which costs a whopping $65 million, Daddy Freeze said he will only agree that the GO needs the jet when he uses it to fly the sick to remote areas for medical help:
    “Until Adeboye uses his private jet to fly the sick to remote areas for medical help, I won’t agree he needs one.”
    This is not the first time Daddy Freeze will be bold enough to call out men of God whom he believes are not living by what they preach but rather ripping off their members.
    He has consistently called out pastors in Nigeria and telling them to stop collecting tithes and offerings from their members since they use same to live affluent lives while the members are living in abject poverty

Posted by: slimsaint - 07-11-2017, 12:23 PM - Forum: Celebrities - No Replies
  • Nov 7, 2017 – Jim Iyke’s New Manager Confirms Court Verdict On Actor’s Fraud Case, Promises To Release A Press Statement
    Following a verdict on Jim Iyke’s fraud case involving an Abuja based socialite, Habiba Abubakar, the actor’s manager has confirmed the court verdict as he promised to release a detail statement on Jim Iyke’s side of the story .
    Jim Iyke’s new manager, Mr Samuel (last name withheld by request) said the case is still in court in a smart ploy to cover up for the actor.
    The actor who borrowed N16.5million from the wealthy socialite to start his clothing line in 2013 disappointed her when he turned around with the claim that Habiba was only trying to date him by force, hence the framed up debt story.
    Mr Iyke was ordered to repay Habiba a whopping sum of N15.7million in a court judgement exclusively released to last week.

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Posted by: Sholzy - 07-11-2017, 10:33 AM - Forum: Conflicts - Replies (1)
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    MYNATION NEWS – Trending information on air revealed A former Chief of Administration, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Alkali Mamu (rtd), on Monday told Justice Salisu Garba of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that he was tutored and teleguided by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in making his statement.

    Meanwhile he is standing trial on a four count amended charges of corruption and bribery preferred against him by the commission.

    Mamu, while being led in evidence by his counsel, Chief Joseph Daudu, SAN, narrated how the EFCC suppressed part of his statement and also threatened to involve his two daughters should he fail to refund the money he was being accused of collecting as bribe.

    He explained that his request that his lawyers be present during his interrogation and his subsequent writing of his statement was turned down on the grounds that all they were after was the recovery of funds.

    He said though he was accompanied to the EFCC’s office by one Commander Sunday Jigawa who was at that time NAF Deputy Director, the operatives refused to allow him be by his side.

    “The first statement I wrote is not before this court. The additional statement marked n1 and n4 obtained from St1 was removed from the statement I made.

    ”Again I noticed that the supporting documents I submitted both in st1 and St 2 are not before this court,” he said.
    Mamu told the court that his vehicles impounded by the EFCC are still in the custody of the anti-graft agency and prayed the court for an order to return the vehicles and or replace them.

    He further prayed the court to compel the EFCC operatives to return the sum of $300,000 and N5.9million they obtained from him.

    Prosecuting counsel, Sylvanus Tahir who had opposed the tendering of the 2nd document said, the documents were never part of the proceedings.

    Tahir, wondered why a document addressed to the AGF will be tendered to a different agency of government and added that they were gross violation of Section 102,103 and 104 of the Evidence Act and therefore cannot be admissible.

    Justice Garba adjourned to 13 and 14 December for ruling on the objections of prosecution counsel to the admissibility of some of the documents and for cross examination by the prosecution.


Posted by: admin - 07-11-2017, 10:21 AM - Forum: Politics - Replies (1)
  • It’s been revealed that the former Vice President of Nigeria, Alex Ekwueme is dead.

    The former Vice President, who turned 85 in October, collapsed in his Enugu residence two weeks ago.

    He was taken to the Neurosurgery section of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Memphys Hospital in Enugu before being flown out of the country by an air ambulance.

    He would be missed by All well meaning Nigerians

Posted by: Sholzy - 07-11-2017, 09:33 AM - Forum: Crime - Replies (1)
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    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday secured the conviction of one Mohammed Yusuf before Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Gusau, Zamfara State.

    The convict was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment on each of the 11-count charge preferred against him by the EFCC.

    Yusuf had defrauded one Ya’u Mohammed to the tune of N20million between November 2012 and January 2013 in a classic advance fee fraud scheme.

    According to the EFCC, “Yusuf was Posing as a ‘spirit’ named ‘Asmau’, based in Niger Republic; the convict was able to convince the complainant through a phone call into believing that the mystery female voice had powers to establish schools and mosques to propagate Islam but needed a human vessel through which this could be achieved.

    “The complainant gullibly fell into his trap after threats that he either obeys the voice of the spirit or die. Subsequently, the convict began to extort his victim and used the money to buy exotic cars and acquire a mansion in red bricks area of Kano state.”

    The sentences are to run concurrently from the day of his arrest.


Posted by: Sholzy - 07-11-2017, 09:30 AM - Forum: Politics - Replies (1)
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    In extolling Jonathan’s achievements, the UN prayed that the institutions he built and the high standards he established in organizing credible and peaceful elections are maintained and
    sustained in Nigeria.

    The global organization made this known during a courtesy call on Jonathan last weekend by a delegation led by Ambassador Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, and Chairman of the
    Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC).

    Speaking of the 2015 general elections, Chambas who was accompanied by the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Edward Kallon, commended ex-President Jonathan’s roles in stemming the tide of agitations which threatened Nigeria’s unity ahead of the elections.

    He said: “What we noticed in 2015 was that there was a display of maturity in the way the elections were handled. There was hardly any major incident between the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The problems were mostly internal to parties.”

    According to him, the delegation came to express their appreciation to Jonathan for the good works he has been doing to promote democracy, peace, and stability in Africa, adding that the ex-President “still continues to do good with his decision to serve as the leader of one of the election observation missions to the forthcoming presidential runoff in Liberia.”

    Chambas further told the former President that the UN was seeking his support to ensure the success of a scheduled all party stakeholders forum similar to the inter-party peace forum which held under the Jonathan Administration.

    In his response, former President Jonathan commended Chambas and his team for the initiative and congratulated the special envoy for moving up to a higher platform, after serving as the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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    Ex-President Jonathan also commended the UN for its support in election processes in West Africa and in all of Africa, adding that the efforts of ECOWAS leaders had ensured that West Africa had remained relatively peaceful.

    He said further: “First let me welcome you and your team. I believe this is a familiar environment for you because you had been with us in ECOWAS. I am happy that you have now gone higher than the ECOWAS level. Let me also, through you and your team, commend what the UN is doing in terms of its proactive approach in sanitizing election processes in Africa.”

    Jonathan also noted that electoral processes in Nigeria were getting better compared to what it was in the Second Republic when widespread irregularities forced the military to topple elected civilian leaders.

    The former President further made a case for credible elections in Africa stressing that tensions arising from poorly conducted elections and other leadership issues are at the heart of most crises on the continent.

    “Elections must be credible. They must not just be free and fair but must be seen to be transparent and credible. That way peace will reign and sustainable development can take place”

    Jonathan reiterated his belief in peace and credible election processes, saying that peaceful power transfers remain one of the main focus of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation. He also expressed his readiness to encourage and work with the envoy to achieve its mandate in the area of peace.

    Ex-President Jonathan stated further that democracy seemed to have stabilized in some African countries including Ghana, South Africa, and Nigeria.


Posted by: Sholzy - 07-11-2017, 09:24 AM - Forum: Events - Replies (1)
  • [Image: eaa-preaching-960x445-1-1.jpg?resize=681%2C362]

    The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye yesterday addressed the recent tithe controversy that’s been generating series of arguments on the social media.
    He advised Christians especially his members on the dangers attached to none compliance to paying of tithe. [Read Here]

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    Controversial On Air Personality Daddy Freeze has now replied Pastor Adeboye’s response to his teachings on tithing.

    He took to his Instagram page to share a video of himself as he replied the Cleric and also seized the opportunity to ask the man of God some questions he considered valid.
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    He wrote:
    “Dear Pastor Adeboye,
    If you permit me, I will like to humbly seize this opportunity to raise some questions I consider valid.

    Why did you say in a viral video, that even a mad person knows that you don’t drink alcohol in a church?

    Although from a sentimental point of view, your premise might seem right, but is it really what the Bible teaches us? The book of Deuteronomy 14:22-26, when speaking about paying tithes, instructs us to take our tithe to the place the LORD has chosen, and if the place is too far, we are instructed to sell the portion of our tithe and use it to buy anything our heart desires, listing alcohol as one of the items that could be bought with our tithe. The King James Version says ‘strong drink’, the Holmans Bible says ‘beer’ while the new international version specifies ‘fermented drink’. All the above are forms of alcohol.

    So if you say even a mad person knows that you don’t drink alcohol in church, are you suggesting that the modern day church is not the ‘place the LORD has chosen for tithe to be paid and for his name to be worshiped’ as described in the book of Deuteronomy, or are you implying that the Bible was written by lunatics, or are you perhaps doubting God’s sanity?

    Another issue I’ll be grateful if you can throw some light upon, is where our first pastors and Daddy GOs, the 12 disciples, collected tithes, or where they instructed the believers who took over the headship of the church from them, to collect tithe.

    I humbly suggest, that you kindly address the above questions with biblical evidence, as against whipping up sentiment, or employing what many preachers use, and in my opinion, I consider; ’emotional tactics’.

    As the Berean Christian that I am, before accepting any doctrine, I research the scriptures to see if it aligns accordingly, with the word of God.

    Thank you sir, I hereby extend my highest considerations and best regards. ~FRZ

    Deuteronomy 14:26 KJV
    [26] And thou shalt bestow that (tithe) money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God,”


Posted by: Sholzy - 07-11-2017, 09:20 AM - Forum: Gossip - Replies (1)
  • Mr 2kay was on the 22nd of October robbed at gunpoint in his hotel room, at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.

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    After this unfortunate enounter, the singer has decided to slam a lawsuit of N500 million on the Hotel’s Management, LIB Reports.

    Recall, in a statement made available by his record label, Graftin, the incident happened at about 11 PM on Sunday, October 22, 2017, during the Buckwyld and Breathless concert where he also performed.

    The robbers, 4 in number, gained access into Mr. 2Kay’s room after he mistook one of them for room service. They forced their way into his room and waved a gun with threats to shoot him if he made a noise.

    Mr. 2Kay, who was in the room with a friend, struggled with one of the robbers, as the others punched and hit him with a gun, repeatedly warning that they will shoot if he doesn’t calm down.

    One of the robbers led and locked 2Kay’s friend in the bathroom, while the others tied the singer’s arms, legs and mouth and took his valuables including jewelry, clothes, perfumes, phones, and money. They also cut the room’s intercom (phone) to avoid any form of communication as they left the hotel.

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    The hotel authorities and police have taken statements for investigation, while Mr. 2Kay is getting medical attention for his wounds. “I was quite shocked when I got to Mr. 2Kay’s room last night.

    This was somebody I watched perform some minutes before the incident. Anyway, the hotel authorities and police are already investigating the incident and we hope they’ll apprehend the criminals as soon as possible,” said James Silas, Manager of Grafton Records.

    While Mr. 2Kay has declined to make any official statement on the issue, reports by LIB claims that the N500 million is expected to cover for his lost items, hospital bill and other damages that were not mentioned.

    According to a source who spoke to LIB on the condition of anonymity, ‘Mr. 2Kay has vowed to to follow this lawsuit all the way, and he will not rest until he is fully compensated for his loss and damages’.

    The source also said that the management of Eko Hotel has been served with the papers already and Police at the Bar Beach Station are still working round the clock to apprehend the culprits responsible for the attack.


Posted by: Sholzy - 07-11-2017, 09:17 AM - Forum: Sports World - Replies (1)
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    Super Eagles and Arsenal Legend, Kanu Nwankwo aka Papilo is currently touring some Asian Countries with fellow Premier League Legends.

    He shared some photos on social media with the likes of former Pompey and England goalkeeper, David James, Former Liverpool Left-back, John Riise, Former Arsenal Midfielder, Robert Pires and others.

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Posted by: Sholzy - 07-11-2017, 09:14 AM - Forum: Crime - Replies (1)
  • The riverside town of Kaiama in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State was thrown into mourning, Sunday, as a man, identified as Edwin Vincent, aged 24, allegedly killed his wife, Joy Michael with a machete.

    It could not be ascertained why the man, a native of Uwheru in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State murdered his 21-year-old wife.

    However, community sources told Vanguard that the deceased was allegedly attacked in the forest, where she went on a fishing trip.

    Police story

    Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.

    His words: “On November 5, at about 8:30a.m., one Edwin Vincent, aged 24, a native of Uwheru in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, but residing at Boro Camp, Kaiama in Bayelsa State, attacked and killed his wife, one Joy Michael, aged 21.

    “The deceased, Joy Michael, went fishing in a nearby river with her neighbour, one Juliet Philip (female), when the husband attacked and killed her with a machete.

    “The suspect has been arrested and he has confessed to the crime. Investigation is on to ascertain the motive behind the murder.”


Posted by: Sholzy - 07-11-2017, 09:11 AM - Forum: Crime - Replies (1)
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    MYNATION NEWS – Fresh news report reaching us disclose that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday traced N860m to the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada; and a former acting governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi.

    As gathered while N500m was traced to Wada, N450m was traced to Danladi.

    The money was said to be part of the N23bn allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, through the then Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman.

    It was learnt that Wada arrived the EFCC office around 12pm and was still in custody around 9pm.
    The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Wada was detained by the commission.

    He said, “Yes, he was invited by the EFCC over N500m Diezani money. He is still in our custody.”

    The Gombe zonal office also quizzed Danladi in respect of the N450m collected by him through Senators Joel Dallami Ikenya and Mark Useni during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

    Danladi, in his statement on oath, told interrogators that he chaired the eight-man committee that disbursed the money for Taraba State.

    The EFCC stated, “He further stated that, he and the other members of the committee shared N36m among themselves while the balance of N414m was distributed to other stakeholders across the 16 local government areas of the state and one Development Area Council.”

    Danladi was arrested and detained in Abuja last week and later released on bail to reliable sureties, but asked to report to the EFCC Gombe zonal office for further investigation.

    Last week, the commission detained a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, for his role in the disbursement of the Diezani sleaze.
    It was learnt that at least 20 former ministers and governors who are members of the PDP may be detained by the commission.

    In the states which were ruled by the PDP, the governors were said to have taken possession of the funds while in states that had no PDP governors, the ministers handled the money.

    Some of the former governors and ministers that may be picked up soon include a former Minister of Power, Mohammed Wakil (Borno); and a former Minister of Science and Technology, Alhaji Abdu Bulama (Yobe).

    Others are former governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State (now a member of the All Progressives Congress), the immediate past governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakin Garin; former governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State, former governor Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno State, former governor James Ngilari of Adamawa State; and a former governor of Zamfara State, Mamuda Shinkafi.

    Sheriff allegedly received N40m from the N450m said to have been received by a former Minister of Power, Mohammed Wakil.

    Also, a former deputy governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Imasuen, and a former Secretary to the State Government of Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, may be re-invited for allegedly collecting N700m from the Diezani fund.

    The source said many of the PDP chieftains had promised to return some of the funds but had failed to do so and therefore had to be invited.


Posted by: Sholzy - 07-11-2017, 09:07 AM - Forum: Politics - Replies (1)
  • [Image: IMG_20171107_084339.jpg?fit=860%2C484&ssl=1]
    Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has stated that the Legislature and the Executive are not rivals but partners in progress.

    Mr. Dogara stated this when he received the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in his office on Monday.

    He described the appointment of Mr. Mustapha as “a round peg in a round hole, or a square peg in a square hole.”
    He said the visit to the National Assembly by the new SGF is unprecedented in the history of the parliament.
    “It’s never been done,” he said

    He added that “In those days it was invitations extended to them, then a discussion whether they’ll appear at all would ensue. In some cases, some members of the Executive would go to to court on the basis of legislative summons.”

    Mr. Dogara assured the SGF of the desire of the parliament to work with the Executive in order to ensure good governance.

    “As a matter of fact for us, there really is no distinction in government, it’s just ignorant people who tend to make these distinctions.”

    ” If the Executive fails, there’s no way the Legislature would be exonerated, we are all guilty.”

    “I’ve always been mindful of our place in history, that is why we have organised this House with the leaders that you see here and some of the members of the House of Representatives to always work on the policies and programmes of government with little or no resistance, bearing in mind that if we succeed, we succeed together and if we don’t succeed history would say, you’re a Speaker, you’re a leader and a member of parliament when this government failed.”

    While responding, Mr. Mustapha thanked the leadership of the House of Representatives for standing with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    “I bring you the warm greetings of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to also extend his thanks to your leadership in the House of Representatives for the level of progress that has been achieved thus far in the area of the primary responsibility.”

    He acknowledged that without the support extended by the Speaker to the President, “the modest efforts that have been achieved would not have been achieved to date. So I want to particularly thank you with your leadership for maintaining stability in the body polity and for also ensuring that whenever there is a call to duty, you attend to the matters of state expeditiously.”

    Mr. Mustapha said the executive and the legislature are”joint owners of this enterprise”.

    He further acknowledged the huge role played by legislators in the 2015 election and said: “We went around this country with most of you, campaigning to ensure that we win elections and it behoves on us to ensure that in the implementation of government policies, that we take steps that will provide for the well being of our people.”

    Earlier on Monday, Mr. Mustapha paid a courtesy visit to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and leadership of the Senate to solicit the support of the Senate in delivering the campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari.


Posted by: Watchtower - 07-11-2017, 05:32 AM - Forum: Hot or Not - Replies (2)
  • [Image: Bukola-Saraki.jpg?fit=500%2C250&ssl=1]

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    The name of Senate President Bukola Saraki is among more than 120 politicians and leaders in nearly 50 countries who have reportedly been utilising shell companies in tax havens to either conceal assets, evade tax, or launder funds.

    This comes 18 months after a similar investigation exposed his ownership of at least three secret offshore firms which he allegedly used in concealing assets abroad.

    PREMIUM TIMES, a member of the the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), said the findings showed that Saraki sits on the board of the offshore entity while he was governor and later member of the senate in violation of Nigeria’s code of conduct law.

    But in a statement on Monday afternoon, Sarak said he did not break any law as Tenia, the offshore company, “operated no bank account and had been a dormant entity since creation”.

    A tax haven is a jurisdiction that offers favourable tax or other conditions to its taxpayers as relative to other jurisdictions. Wealthy individuals are known register companies in tax havens in order to evade taxation back home, thereby denying their government enormous revenue. It is a moral rather than criminal issue in many instances.

    For more details, please see source:

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