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Posted by: slimsaint - 17-10-2018, 06:43 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • As many as four family members have been tragically killed after a fire broke out at night in a community in Niger.[Image: bosso.jpg]

    It was serious tragedy that struck on Monday night at Bosso area of Minna, Niger State when four members of one Late Malam Falifali family perished in an inferno which left few other victims badly burnt.
    Local reports show that the cause of the tragedy was attributed to a strong electricity power surge from the public power grid to the area which sparked off fire on the house where the victims were accommodated.

    The victims
    According to residents of the area, the fire spread quickly engulfing the house before assistance could reach those trapped inside the apartment.
    Eyewitness account confirmed that spirited efforts to fight the fire were unsuccessful as the apartment was secured with the occupants trapped inside while access into the house was hindered by the surging fire.
    As the surging fire spread, those inside the house were caged in a midst thick smoke and flames without escape point as they fought and groped to get out to no avail.

    [Image: bosso2.jpg]
    The victims set for burial
    And when help finally came, the fire had killed four members of the family, roasting them alive and left other members of the household with various decrees of burns as they narrowly escaped death.
    The lucky survivors were rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Minna General Hospital where they were admitted and are undergoing treatment.
    At the Minna main cemetery where the charred remains of the four were committed to earth, many mourners in gloomy mood and shock, at the gravity of the tragedy, remained speechless as they wept the sad calamity.

Posted by: slimsaint - 17-10-2018, 06:41 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A lady is presently grateful to God after she survived a robbery in the commercial capital of Nigeria, Lagos.[Image: Eeko1.JPG]

    A lady name Temitope Salami has taken to her page to share her near experience with robbers who are armed with a pistol at Apapa coming from Eko Bridge, all thanks to the trailers who refused to move despite the Presidential directive.
    According to her, it was a miracle that she escaped the attack.
    Read her story below:
    A week ago, I started my day in a good way, as usual, went to my Oga's office in Surulere to round up preparations for the lunch meeting with the British High Commissioner. While I was there, I engaged one of his employees on insurance for better understanding because my Oga heads an insurance broking firm and I told him about my insecurity with the 3rd party I did with the car and I requested him to give me a quote for all kind of insurance ahead of when I'm financially did I know what the devil had in plans for a child of God.
    After the nice time with the High Commissioner, my friend and I left the venue around 6pm and as usual, there was traffic but a moving one. I wanted to go through costain but it was congested, so I went straight to pass stadium then GBAM traffic started at the extension point of those coming from Apapa to link Eko Bridge.. then I saw a bike man with a passenger by my extreme right and my thoughts immediately was that they wanted to rob but then again I never thought they would come to me.. they approached the car I immediately, we rolled up then the banging started...
    It was like a of the robbers started hitting the front passenger window to break the glass but after 4 failed attempts, he decided to use his gun to break it eventually...thank God the glass didn't enter our eyes o...then the screaming and shouting! Help! but as usual everyone to himself...we were helpless and I remembered my sister experience so I decided to hit the car in front of me but for where lol he didn't even come down to check his car for any the traffic moved, they followed us..they threatened to shoot if we didn't comply but God was with us, the courage wasn't natural. 

    God bless you Bisola   smart somebody she had her Camera in the bag worth hundreds of thousands but they were unable to rob us except for the charger that refused to drop when she emptied her bag on the floor of the car...the guy pulled her by her dress but yet she kept insisting we had a point I opted to give them my small phone she looked at me and said 'Cuties eru wa ko kin se eru ole' (our property isn't for the thieves).. then another bike passed after about 4mins with 3 guys on it and realized we were been robbed, they stopped the bike man so as to rescue us and immediately the robbers saw them, they fled!
    It was like a Nollywood action movie lol...
    They wanted to rob women who struggle to make ends meet, they threatened to kill mothers to amazing children, they harassed us, they frightened us, they broke the glass, they injured us (through the broken glass), but in the end God pass devil..we scaled, we conquered, we are blessed. Eki wa ku orire o..
    Eni ti ori mi ko ri ise olorun...i am grateful Lord for your protection..

Posted by: slimsaint - 17-10-2018, 02:13 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Top students in Anambra State walked home with goats as gifts for their stellar performances in school.[Image: Gooat1.JPG]

    A school in Anambra state was mocked last year after outstanding students were given goats by the management for distinguishing themselves academically. 
    The authorities of Santa Mary Nursery and Primary school 2, Nibo, a school managed by St. Theresa’s parish, Catholic diocese of Awka, Anambra state, gave pupils that came top in their classes the unusual gifts.
    On Monday, 15th October, 2018, the Ora Goat Project took place again in the same school.  It was revealed that the goat gifts were given to pupils that took first position in their respective classes from primary one to six in both campuses.

    According to a report by Tobenna Obiano, the school organisers said, “the essence of the project is to inculcate the habit of caring in the Children and also to assist the children in paying their school fees through the proceeds from the goats as it begins to multiply. As the children learn how to care for the goats, they will as well learn how to care for themselves, parents, family, etc and the society at large especially in this milieu where nobody hardly cares.
    Report has it that this is the third time this is happening in the school.
    Tobenna Obiano has urged citizens that the unique gift and concept should be appreciated and supported by all. He also said other communities in and outside Anambra State may also consider adopting it so young ones are taught to honour traditions of love and care.

Posted by: slimsaint - 17-10-2018, 02:09 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • The story has been told of how a pipeline fire roasted as many as 150 people in Aba.[Image: Aba.JPG]

    For residents of Umuimo and  Umuaduru communities in Osisioma Ngwa council area of Abia State, Friday, October 12, was a day they may never forget in their lives.
    It was a day over 200 persons were burnt to death while scooping fuel in an abandoned pipeline belonging to Pipeline and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, in the area.
    Property comprising buildings, motorcycles and other valuables consumed in the inferno are being estimated to worth over N100 million.
    A day after the incident, over 30 persons who sustained severe burns are said to be receiving medical attention at different hospitals in Aba and environs.
    However, according to the chairman of Osisioma Local Government Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Ikechukwu Chiavoghilefu, the number of casualties has been rising steadily as he disclosed that dozens of people that were badly burnt eventually died.
    He specifically cited a particular health clinic where about 70 victims were taken to for treatment when the incident happened on Friday, saying in less than 24 hours over 30 of them died.
    The monarch, who spoke when the Senator representing them at the National Assembly, Chief Theodore Orji, visited the affected communities to sympathise with the victims, insisted that the death toll has risen to over 200.

    “About 70 persons were parked in the health clinic near my palace on the first day it happened and all of them have now died. Up to 150 have so far died,” the monarch said.
    Eyewitnesses told South East Voice that the inferno was ignited by some soldiers who rode two motorcycles to the scene. It was a gory sight as charred remains of human beings littered the scene and adjoining bushes.
    Many families who live close to the abandoned pipeline lost their loved ones, including those who were far from the scene. Victims were burnt beyond recognition as the fuel spread to farmlands.
    South East Voice learnt that the incident occurred at 1.30 am in an abandoned pipeline at Umuimo and Umuaduru villages in Osisioma Ngwa council area.
    The pipeline was said to have been abandoned for about three years, but was suddenly used to pump fuel leading to heavy leakage of the product in the area. Residents of the area took opportunity of the leakage to scoop fuel, which they sold to the public until the explosion occurred.
    It was a theatre of confusion as people tried to identify their relations who had stormed the area scooping fuel.
    Journalists and sympathisers had a hectic time trying to access the area as they were stopped by some soldiers who barricaded the scene and ordered that no one should take pictures of the charred bodies until they were through with the search. The soldiers later brought a machine to pump water to the scene.
    It was feared that some soldiers may have died in the inferno as some rifles were allegedly recovered from the scene, but this could not be confirmed as at press time.
    A native of Umuaduru who gave his name as Sampson said he lost a cousin to the explosion and said his late cousin was warned severely not to go to the site of the leaking pipeline when the news broke out.
    “People who died here are more than 50 in number. Some persons carried their people before the soldiers came. Many others died at Umuimo. One of my cousins died here. I was told his mother warned him not to go, but he left unnoticed with wheelbarrow and some gallons.
    “When we heard about the fire, I first called everyone I knew, but when he could not be reached, I knew there was trouble. We are yet to identify him because of these soldiers who claimed they were looking for something and that everyone should stay away.
    “The soldiers prevented those who lost their loved ones from going there because we learnt that some of their members who came to do the same thing my cousin came for were also burnt here.
    “They removed their burnt colleagues very early in the morning, but still insisted that we must not remove ours because they were looking for something

    They beat people with cutlasses and chased women away because of whatever they were looking for which most of us suspected must be the guns of their burnt colleagues, which they didn’t want getting into the wrong hands.”
    Victims recount ordeal
    A victim, Christian Nwanmuo, who survived the explosion with severe burns, said he came with his friends to scoop fuel from the pipeline and were returning for another round when the explosion occurred. The victim who is now receiving attention at a hospital in the city, said poverty led him to scoop fuel from the leaking pipeline.
    “We were returning to scoop more fuel when the area exploded. Everywhere was on fire, but we were far from the scene. I was affected by the fire from the surrounding bushes. I was only saved because the container I was carrying had no fuel. I know it was dangerous to scoop fuel from the pipeline, but poverty led me to the act. I wanted to raise money to buy a motorcycle to start Okada business.”
    A pipeline guard, Chuks Uzoije, who lost a bungalow to the fire, blamed the PPMC for not heeding their calls to mend the broken pipeline.
    He said: “Everything I laboured for in life was consumed by the fire. I now have only my uniform and my torchlight. Two of my tenants got burnt. I don’t know if the people taken to the hospitals will survive. We have been complaining about the leaking pipeline, but the authorities were not interested in rectifying it. Now, people have been roasted.”
    Another man, whose wife, a nursing mother, was consumed in the fire, was seen throwing himself on the ground, but was held by sympathisers, as he kept shouting, ‘where is my wife? Where is my wife?”
    Counciil boss mourns
    Speaking on the cause of the incident, Chairman of Osisioma Ngwa council area, Mr. Benjamin Mgbeahuru, who visited the scene as well as the hospitals where some survivors are still lying critically burnt, blamed the PPMC for using a pipeline they said was an abandoned one in pumping products without checking its ability.
    He said: “We have invited the PPMC depot manager more than three times in our security meeting to give us some update on why we are having fire incidents every time along our pipelines, but he has ignored those invitations. This line they claimed is an abandoned line, but every time they pump products, it catches fire. We must get to the bottom of this time around.
    “This is not the first time. PPMC and Federal Government are not helping us. They don’t come to repair those lines. They claimed it is abandoned, but how do products go in there? This is a very sad period for Osisioma Ngwa LGA and Abia in general.”
    Source: Vanguard

Posted by: slimsaint - 17-10-2018, 10:19 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • An alleged victim of s*xual assault has revealed graphic details of how a Nigerian pastor had his way with her in South Africa.[Image: Timothy.jpg]

    Cheryl Zondi, 22, who claimed she was s*xually assaulted by Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso said she believed God was on her alleged attacker's side, the Port Elizabeth High Court heard on Monday.
    Zondi said she waived her right to be unnamed in the s*x trial involving Omotoso and his two alleged henchwomen because she wanted the world to know what type of person he is.
    She was under cross-examination and questioned extensively by defence attorney Peter Daubermann on her aspirations to become a professional singer while being a member of the Jesus Dominion International (JDI) church. 
    Daubermann asked about her first encounter with the televangelist at his mission house in Durban. At the time she was 14 years old when she was summoned to his bedroom, she testified. 
    Zondi said she was told by Omotoso to lock the door as she entered. 
    “You were in a room alone with a man. You say you were scared. What did you think was going to happen? Didn’t you wonder why the door was locked?” asked Daubermann.
    Zondi replied that it was scary but it was also a privilege because Omotoso was thought to be a man of God. She said she wanted him to be her musical mentor and thought that he would train her. 
    The teenager knelt beside Omotoso who was in his bed under the sheets. She said he signalled for her to sit next to him on the bed. 
    She detailed the s*xual assault, claiming that Omotoso hugged her tightly, pulled on her bra strap and pushed her on the bed. 
    Zondi said while she was fully clothed she felt his erect p*nis between her thighs.
    She told the court that she did not resist and was aware that she was being s*xually attacked and knew that such behaviour was wrong. 

    Pastor Timothy in court for his hearing
    Zondi said she thought she might be r*ped. 
    “Why did you not scream, mam? You knew there were other people in the house, they would hear you?” 
    Zondi said she was scared and the girls in the house were loyal to Omotoso. 
    She further explained why she did not dare to object to his advances, saying she was shocked and confused and just said to him: “I just have to get used to the way things work in this house.”
    Zondi said that even if she screamed for help nobody would have intervened. 
    She said that at the time she thought God would be on Omotoso’s side in committing a sexual assault. 
    “But this is against God’s teaching... How can a man of God be capable of doing these things you describe. You said you knew what he was doing was wrong,” said Daubermann. 
    Zondi explained again that she was too scared to oppose Omotoso because anyone who opposed him would die, so she allowed him to continue. 
    She said she was young and impressionable. 
    At night, Zondi said she was again summoned to his room where she thought she would definitely get raped.
    “I thought he would r*pe me and I should allow him to do what he wanted to do. I did not want to face the wrath of God,” said Zondi. 
    This time she was instructed to remove her clothing, and Zondi said Omotoso penetrated her vagina slightly but was careful not to go all the way. She further described him rubbing himself against her genital area until he climaxed.
    Daubermann then asked how many centimetres of Omotoso's p*nis had penetrated her, at which point Judge Mandela Makaula said he would not allow the question, to murmurs in the public gallery. Daubermann accused Makaula of hampering his cross-examination. 
    The 58-year-old televangelist faces a string of charges including r*pe, and the alleged trafficking of more than 30 girls and women who were from various branches of his church to a house in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, where he allegedly s*xually exploited them.
    Alleged accomplices Lusanda Solani, 36 of Durban, and Zukiswa Sitho, 28, of Port Elizabeth, allegedly recruited girls all over the country and monitored their movements in the houses where they were being kept.
    Source: African News Agency

Posted by: slimsaint - 17-10-2018, 10:06 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • The management of the Nigeria Police Force sacked a cop reportedly obtained over a million Naira from another under false pretences.[Image: abuja-policeman-1.jpg]

    Nigeria Police Force of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, have dismissed an officer identified as Olusola Jolaosho, for obtaining N1.5m under false pretences.
    According to PUNCH Metro, the suspect was said to have posed as an auctioneer and obtained the said amount for a Toyota Corolla from an Abuja resident.
    A complainant whose identity was concealed, has stated that he met Jolaosho at an auction at Life Camp, adding that the cop promised to assist him in getting a suitable car but failed to deliver the vehicle after collecting money from him.
    He said, “Sometime in March/April 2016, he (Jolaosho) called to let me know that some vehicles were up for sale. I went to the court to inspect those vehicles but only found one suitable.
    “The vehicle which I found suitable was a Toyota Corolla with Registration number RSH 652TA. He told me that he would assist me in processing the vehicle. He subsequently went to the high court in Maitama and obtained the price of the car as N1.2m.
    “He asked me to send N100,000 to his account in the name of Jolaosho Olusola with account number 2709247013. This, he said, was to enable him to process the documentations and pay the necessary fees. I sent the N100,000 as he demanded. He later asked for an additional N200,000.”
    The complainant further explained that sometime in May, the cop demanded N900,000 which he said was the value of the vehicle.

    “In June I called to find out the position of the car, he informed me that he was away for a month because his son was in the hospital and would let me know as soon as he got back.
    “I even sent him N10,000 for transportation back to Abuja as he informed me that he was stranded in Lagos.
    “Some weeks after he came back, I called him again and he informed me that the paper work had been completed but the judge who was supposed to sign it was ill and was away from office.
    “After much pleas from Shola that I should not get the police involved, he convinced me yet again to pay an additional amount. I only agreed because he was a police officer.
    “On the 6th of September, I sent an additional N300,000 to the same account number as previously,” he stated.
    The Head, Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, said the errant policeman had been dismissed after an orderly room trial, adding that the PCRRU received 884 cases of professional misconduct against police personnel across the country between January and June this year.
    He said that Gombe, Jigawa, Kebbi, and Yobe recorded zero complaints during the period under review.

Posted by: slimsaint - 17-10-2018, 10:03 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A man who attacked and killed a personnel of the Directorate of Security Service in Cross River state has been arrested.[Image: dss-killer.jpg]

    The gunman who allegedly killed a personnel of the Directorate of Security Service (DSS) named Mr. Michael Orusede, in Cross River state has been arrested.
    The suspect was nabbed by a vigilante group in Obanliku Local Government Area of the state.
    It was gathered that Mr. Orusede was stabbed to death while trying to disarm an irate gunman last Thursday in Sankwala, headquarters of Obanliku LGA.
    The deceased was stabbed when he attempted to pick up a gun that was surrendered by the irate gunman who stabbed him in the chest.
    The gunman had also in the process shot the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Obanliku Police Division, Mr. Effiong Okon, at close range before escaping from the scene of the incident but the officer was wearing a bullet proof vest, so nothing happened to him.
    On Monday, the alleged gunman who was identified as Emmanuel Kpongkpong tried to escape to Cameroon but was arrested in the Bomaji Mountain in Boki LGA.
    The suspect has been taken to the state Criminal Investigation Department in Calabar. The village head of Sankwala was arrested by the police in Obanliku Division and he was given an order to produce the gunman.
    The arrested village head directed the vigilante group, made up of youth leaders of various communities, to look for the gunman, which they did. They arrested the gunman in Bomaji Mountain while attempting to escape to Cameroon.
    The youths brought Emmanuel Kpongkpong to the police station and used him to secure the release of their village head, according to reports.

Posted by: slimsaint - 17-10-2018, 09:58 AM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Some former Niger Delta militants have align themselves with the political ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari towards 2019.[Image: niger-delta-militants.jpg]

    Ex-militants under the platform of Coalition of Progressive Niger Delta Ex-militants (CPNDE) have pledged their support for the reelection of President Muhammadu in 2019, saying it is a decision already sealed.
    The group rose from an emergency meeting in Lagos, yesterday, with a resolve to work assiduously for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
    They said their decision to support Buhari’s second term bid was based on his efforts at deepening peace stability in the Niger Delta by initiating meaningful projects and enhancement of human capital development through the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
    In a statement signed by its president, Edeinowei Galabagalaba and secretary, Gbobgo Eduobor, the group dismissed threats by a self-styled General Israel Eshanekpe Akporodo to work against President Buhari’s re-election. It said Akporodo’s threat was an effort at seeking political patronage.
    “The so-called National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-agitators which Akporodo claims to lead, is a phantom group merely on the pages of newspapers to fester his personal interest. He lacks the capacity to drive a process that would negatively affect the political fortunes of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Niger Delta region.
    “We are resolute in our decision to ensure victory for Buhari in the Niger Delta in the 2019 presidential election. Towards this end, we have commenced consultative meetings to forge a common front.
    "The Coalition of Progressive Niger Delta Ex-Militants, comprising several genuine camp leaders and their foot soldiers affirm our unwavering support for President Buhari,”  they added.

Posted by: Eagletale - 17-10-2018, 06:46 AM - Forum: Opinion Page - No Replies
  • [Image: 2989558F-1F67-4446-99C2-8AE4E937A16C.jpeg]

    Even though I never supported PMB in 2015, but when he won and Jonathan congratulated him, deep within me , I was a bit optimistic , at least about the war against Boko Haram .

    My optimism was premised on his background as a retired general , the fact that he is a northern Muslim and then the arrogant manner he dismissed the terror group when the former NSA pleaded to shift the elections so that the army can route the terror group.

    In an interview with PMB then , he was so angry that he thundered “what is Boko haram”? So when he won, as an unrepentant optimist , I said to myself , at least this Boko Haram thing can be solved once and for all.

    Almost four years after and Boko Haram has even grown stronger ,doing everything they did under President Jonathan and even more. Nothing changed .

    In fact, research shows that several other factions have emerged , some having ties with ISIS and Al-Qaida, they’ve now gone into ransoms kidnaping , wiping out military bases and carrying out public assassinations.

    The idiotic defense is often that argument is that Boko Haram no longer ceases land territories like before as if Boko haram now operates from space. As if they’ve been killing our workers in Jupiter or Pluto. Even those who criticized Jonathan for negotiating with Boko haram were telling us that FG negotiated a cease fire with these terrorists .

    The only difference is that their frequent suicide bombings within civilian populace has reduced and this mostly is as a result of the hostility from the host communities. Although whatever success recorded in this area is made insignificant by the morbid activities of killer herdsmen.

    Same Boko haram that the Nigerian army had almost obliterated before , is now strong enough to stroll into Dapchi, pick up girls and when we pay them forex, they stroll back , release some , keep some as slaves and shoot some at point blank range.

    It’s only God that we’d rely on for the return of sister Leah.

    Ken Agala

Posted by: Eagletale - 17-10-2018, 06:42 AM - Forum: Hot or Not - No Replies
  • [Image: 776AC417-C32D-4D36-A258-2084AAF5AA96.jpeg]

    “Ikechukwu Obi Wrote:
    FACT CHECK: Keyamo lied

    Caught the last few minutes of the altercation between the spokesmen of Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organizations, Segun Sowumi and Festus Keyamo on ChannelsTV this morning.

    In dismissing the debt cancellation feat of the OBJ govt on Ngozi Okonjo -Iweala’s watch as Finance Minister, Keyamo said there was “no wizardry” about it as it was a mere decision of G8 countries to grant debt forgiveness to some African countries in 2005 and Nigeria simply benefitted. He said it was by no effort of the OBj govt etc etc. He went on to challenge Nigerians watching to google the info and find out. He kept emphasizing that there was nothing to it.

    I followed the news at that time 2005) and could remember how things went but I googled all the same. Information is power.

    And so I found that the G8 debt cancellation for the 18 countries was a VERY different matter from the Nigeria debt write-off negotiation by OBJ’s govt with the London and Paris Clubs of creditor nations. Two entirely different cases.

    An article from 2005 from Stanford Graduate School of Business said, “Under the G8 proposal 18 nations (Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia) as a group will be spared $1 billion to $2 billion per year in debt service for loans from lenders like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.”

    I didn’t see Nigeria there.

    And then I searched further. The internet is man’s greatest resource. If you know how to search and separate fact from nonsense, no-one can ever deceive you. So I saw this from Proshare:

    “In a statement conveying the cheering news to the Federal Government, the Paris Club said that in arriving at the debt forgiveness option for Nigeria, it took special cognisance of the economic reform programmes of President Olusegun Obasanjo\’s administration.

    “Only recently, the Group of Eight (G-8) richest nations wrote off $40 billion debt of the world\’s poorest countries, 14 of which are in Africa.”

    “Nigeria was completely excluded from the G-8 largesse, but officials of the Federal Government and some foreign financial agencies like the World Bank had assured that the nation was being considered for debt pardon under a special package.”

    The last two paragraphs here show Keyamo to be either such a blatant liar (in his attempt to deceive) or one so ignorant as not to be trusted with even the most basic of information. Which is a pity.

    Again and again I tell Nigerians: Verify, Verify, Verify! Don’t swallow anything they give you. Verify! And if you find they’ve lied to you on any matter, re-evaluate your support. You should give yourself some self-worth, I think.

    Have a great week.

    Ken Agala

Posted by: Eagletale - 17-10-2018, 06:40 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • [Image: BADEA78D-D89E-42DE-8BFF-84F422F2F3F7-768x461.jpeg]

    Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja:

    Senate President Bukola Saraki has been named the director-general of campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

    The appointment, which had been subject of media speculation for days, was confirmed to THISDAY this by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who said zonal coordinators had also been named after long hours of meetings by the PDP hierarchy.

    The coordinators according to him are, governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto, North-west).

    Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe, North-east).

    Samuel Ortom (Benue, North-central).

    Nyesom Wike (Rivers, South-south).

    And Dave Umahi (Ebonyi, South-east).

    Former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayo
    Fayose, would coordinate the South-west.

    Ologbondiyan said Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Emmanuel Udom, was appointed Chairman of Fund Raising

    While former presidential aspirant, Alhaji
    Taminu Turaki, would head the legal committee.

    Other campaign officials, he said, would be announced in due course.

    Meanwhile, the party formally set the machinery in motion for the reconciliation of all aspirants that contested its presidential ticket in Port-Harcourt penultimate weekend in an attempt to rally them behind the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

    Although the primary was seen to be transparent and without rancour, the party still felt it should not take chances and asked its reconciliation committee headed by
    Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, to talk to the former aspirants and clear all possible grey areas.

    The reconciliation moves started yesterday with a visit to Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Waziri Tambuwal, and former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, in Abuja. With Dickson were Delta and Taraba States governors, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and Mr Darius Ishaku.

    Speaking after the meeting, Tambuwal accused President Muhammadu Buhari of maladministration, saying that the way the country was being run by proxy was unacceptable and won’t be allowed to continue after May 29, 2019.

    Tambuwal assured the party and Nigerians that he was committed to the success and victory of the party at the general elections in February, 2019. He stated, “We have had a robust and fruitful engagement on the way forward. And I have made my commitment
    immediately after the convention that I am going to support our candidate, Waziri Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar, 100% for us to have victory at the general election.

    “So, I am not wavering, I am not looking back. Work has started for us to ensure that the PDP family remains united and other lovers of democracy come and partner with us for
    us to ensure that we convincingly win this election. It is not about my personal ambition.

    “It is about this country. And all of the issues we have discussed, canvassed and traversed for during our encounter with delegates and party leaders, have remained there.”

    He said the misgovernance of Nigeria under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had to stop. “We want a situation whereby the President of Nigeria will be hands on on issues of good governance, respect for the rule of law and the way this country is governed. So, I have given my commitment and I mean it, I am out for it. By the grace of God, we shall support Atiku Abubakar and PDP to win elections throughout Nigeria”, he said.

    The Bayelsa State governor commended the former presidential aspirants for displaying maturity and spirit of sportsmanship after the Port Harcourt Convention, which was won by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

    Dickson who is the Chairman of the Committee said that the party had commenced series of consultative talks with all the aspirants and leaders of the party in the bid to retake political power from the APC in 2019.

    According to him, “I am leading a team of the committee of governors to interact and compare notes with our brother, His Excellency Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

    As you all know, he ran a great race and we are all proud of what he did and what he continues to do. We appreciate his statesmanship; we appreciate the way and manner he has
    been of help to the party consolidating the gains the party is making.

    “This afternoon, as part of our decision to go round, visit, encourage and interact with all our party leaders especially all those who indicated interest in the last presidential
    elections, we have held a fruitful meeting.

    “We are actually starting from here and would be leaving from here to visit our former national caretaker chairman and also hold similar consultative meetings with him.”

    On his part, the former caretaker chairman of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi urged Atiku to include all the former presidential aspirants so that they could galvanise support for him.

    He said while the aspirants went into the election as aspirants, they emerged collectively as a party. He said he had long years of national and political relationship with Atiku, which had not changed, stressing that the PDP would be victorious in the 2019 elections.

    Ena Ofugara

Posted by: Eagletale - 17-10-2018, 06:37 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • [Image: omisore-2-1.jpg]

    The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the just concluded election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has said that he has no case of corruption in any court or with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    The former Deputy Governor said this in reaction to the Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association, a group that berated the President Muhammadu Buhari government for excluding Omisore and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro from the travel ban list issued against 50 prominent Nigerians.

    The former Osun State Deputy Governor, spoke in a statement issued by his media aide, Jide Fakorede, on Tuesday.

    Omisore said the YYSA was “a faceless group” which he said was being used by some politicians who “are not happy” with the role he played during the rerun election in Osun State.

    The statement continued, “This fictitious group is a creation of those who were not happy with the recent political developments in Osun State and who, obviously, do not mean well for the state but only trying to mutilate the high integrity of Senator Omisore.

    “We have no doubt of the existence of some failed politicians who have scores to settle with the former Osun State deputy governor but are now feeling frustrated with his continuous rise in the political firmament of the country, despite all their ”pull him down” effort.

    “This set of persons represents retrogression, deliberate falsehood and underdevelopment. Again, they have failed.

    “Let’s face the facts squarely: Senator Iyiola Omisore was wrongly accused in 2016 and he surrendered himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for investigation and was given a ‘clean bill of health’ by the anti-graft body after a thorough investigation.

    “It is on record that no case was instituted against him in any court of our land and neither was he arraigned before any court. He has been enjoying his freedom and has even presented himself for election into public office, passing through all security screenings. So, we ask, what is the noise about?

    “The basis for placement on the watch list and travel ban is to ensure that those answering EFCC charges are held within the country; and for someone not having a current case with the anti-graft agency, there may be no basis to restrict his movement.”

    Fakorede said Yoruba youths all over the world were known to be intelligent and industrious, saying they would never subject themselves to being used by “political jobbers and rejected politicians” for any reason.

    He added that “genuine Yoruba youths” would never make “reckless statements” like the one issued by the YYSA.

    “Senator Omisore is busy with the arduous task of building alliance across different political parties, with the aim of developing Osun State and using his contacts from his extensive network garnered over the years in the course of his private practice as a successful chartered engineer; and will not allow distractions from fake group like this to discourage him,” Fakorede noted.


Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 05:59 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A former Executive Secretary of the National University Commission, has said that academically weak students are the cause of s*x-for-marks in the higher institutions.[Image: Okebukola-1.jpg]

    Prof. Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary, National University Commission (NUC), on Tuesday said the admission of academically weak students by Nigeria higher institutions was responsible for the trending s*x-for-mark menace in the system.
    Prof. Peter Okebukola Okebukola, who made the assertion in an interview in Lagos, said that if universities and other institutions admitted students who were academically sound and had good scores on entry, there would be no room for any lecturer to harass such students.
    “If, in the first instance, a student is academically good, what will a lecturer tell her, s*x-for-which mark? All those girls who run after those lecturers or can be harassed by lecturers are those who are academically weak.
    “Even, if the lecturer does not want to get engaged with them s*xually, the girls will offer them their bodies.
    “If at the point of admitting our students, we ensure that they have met some respectable score that when you teach them in class they can understand and do well on their own; then the problem would have been addressed,” he said .
    The former NUC boss noted that many of the universities in an attempt to make money from different programmes in various satellite campuses, admit “wishy-washy students” who are desperate to pass.
    Okebukola, who said that perpetrators of such acts be punished when caught, advised that all the variables that bring such menace to bear should be addressed.
    He said Nigerian universities were on the right track in exposing the rot in the system and advised that any person found culpable should be sanctioned.
    “S*x-for-mark is trending in every university in the world and it is important for it to be curbed with sanctions by thoroughly investigating the phenomenon and when people are found guilty, deal with them,” he said.
    NAN reports that among Nigerian universities that recently had cases of s*xual harassment include Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Lagos State University (LASU), University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Covenant University, Ota, Ogun.

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 05:57 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • It is a sad time for the family members of a Nigerian man who was reportedly beaten to death in Kenya.[Image: beaten-to-death.jpeg]

    A Nigerian student schooling in Kenya was allegedly beaten to death by Kenyan police. Bamiyo Ashade, popularly known as Bamo, was brutalised yesterday October 15th at his house in Four Ways estate, Kiambu.
    Bamo, a student of United States International University, USIU, was in Kenya legally and had his complete papers.
    Yet the police officers allegedly tried to extort him and when he didn’t co-operate, they forced him into a police van and battered him until he was close to death.
    He was then rushed to a hospital where he died hours later.
    Friends have taken to Facebook to condemn the police brutality directed towards Nigerians in the diaspora.
    They have also called for justice for Bamo.[Image: beaten-to-death2.jpg]

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 05:55 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Dr Kayode Fayemi, the new governor of Ekiti state has addressed the people, telling them 'today marks the end of an error'.[Image: Fayemi.JPG]

    According to a TheCable report, Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, says his second term in office is to heal the wounds of the people.
    Fayemi was sworn in on Tuesday at the Olukayode Fayemi Stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
    He said the arrival of his government marks the end of the past administration which he described as an “error”.
    Fayemi takes over the leadership of Ekiti from Ayodele Fayose who was absent at the inauguration ceremony.
    “As much as today marks the beginning of a new phase in our history as a people, it also signals the end of an era, or more appropriately, the end of an error. Without a doubt, Ekiti has been through a terrible wilderness experience within the last four years,” he said.

    “Our reputation as a people has been soiled and we have become the pot of jokes due to the ineptitude, loquacious ignorance and ravenous corruption masquerading as governance in our state during the last administration.

    “As we resume office, it is our duty, and we ensure to live up to it, to thoroughly review documents and widely disseminate the present state of affairs so that all and sundry know what has become of our commonwealth.

    “We will ensure that within 100 days from Today, Ekiti-kete will know the true position of things in keeping with our ethos of transparency and accountability in government.


    “As I have said time and again, my coming back to office is not a revenge mission but rather a healing balm on a wound.”
    The governor highlighted a four-point agenda with which he said his administration will steer the economy of the state into progress.
    He listed the focus of his administration to include, “agriculture and rural development, social development, infrastructure and industrial development and entrenching the knowledge economy”.

    “The governance agenda of this administration is therefore compelled to focus on four key areas through which we will deliver our promises to the people,” he said.

    “The four pillars of our administration will be agriculture and rural development, social development, infrastructure and industrial development and entrenching the knowledge economy.

    “Our greatest resource remains our people. We, therefore, remain committed to rescuing the social safety nets that will bring succour to the most vulnerable segments of our society.

    “Our ideological position remains that no individual in the society should be left behind.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 05:02 PM - Forum: Mobile Telecoms - No Replies
  • Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has revealed that he is ready to expose the past administration of Ayodele Fayose.[Image: Kayode-Fayemi1.jpg]

    The newly inaugurated Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday has stated in his inaugural speech that he is not ready to witch-hunt the past administration but will say the truth before his people, and expose documents of what transpired during former governor Fayose’s administration.
    Speaking during his inaugural speech in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Fayemi declared:
    “Today, we reclaim our land from those that have held us hostage. We will thoroughly reveal and distribute documents of what happened in our state during the past administration.

    “This state was during the past administration owing salaries of about eight months.

    “We are not interested in trial by the media or witch-hunting but will we will say the truth before our people.

    “We may not belong to the same political party, but never again should we allow politics in Ekiti State to be left in the hands of people who don’t understand governance. Never again should we give up our status as honourable men for stomach infrastructure.

    “We are focused on areas of development which include Agriculture, social investment and entrenching our economy into becoming great. Our greatest resources are our people.

    “I will not rest until the burning issue of workers salaries is promptly addressed,” he stated.

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 05:00 PM - Forum: Mobile Telecoms - No Replies
  • Some notorious Boko Haram members have been dealt with after gallant soldiers raided their camp in Borno.[Image: soldiers-raid.jpg]

    Troops of 121 Battalion in conjunction with members of Civilian Joint Task Force and some vigilantes on a clearance operation along Maiduguri Bama Pulka axis yesterday rescued 12 people (5 women and 7 children) who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Shave Village in Borno.
    During the operation, 2 insurgents were neutralised. Items recovered include 2 locally made Dane Guns and a First Aid Box.
    The Chief of army staff has commended the gallant troops and directed them to continue with the clearance operations on other flanks. 
    See more photos below:[Image: soldiers-raid1.jpg][Image: soldiers-raid2.jpg]

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 04:55 PM - Forum: Gidi Talk - Replies (17)
  • A woman living in Kaduna has forced her father to court after he refused her marrying the love of her life.[Image: Court-building.jpg]

    A 20-year-old lady, Amina Hassan, on Tuesday dragged her father, Hassan Adamu, before a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari, Kaduna over his refusal to allow her marry the man she loves.
    The girl, who lives with her grandmother on Bashama road, Tudun Wada, Kaduna said through her lawyer Ado Ali that she wants the court to order her father to marry her off to her heartthrob.
    The complainant added that she had attained marriage age and would want to settle with the man she loves but her father had refused his assent.

    “We want the court to order her father to marry her off to her heartthrob,” her lawyer said in court.
    He also prayed that if the father remain adamant, the court should serve as the girl’s guardian and marry her off to the man she loves.
    Ali said he had made attempts to convince the father to soften on his stand but to no avail.
    According to the counsel, the father is withholding his blessings because the suitor has no regard for him.
    The girl’s counsel however, prayed the court to grant the two parties two weeks “to sort things out and reach an agreement.”
    The defendant’s counsel, Nasir Abdullahi, also agreed with the submission of the prosecution counsel for the court to give them time to resolve the issue.
    The Judge, Malam Dahiru Lawal, noted that even though the father had the right to assess his daughter’s suitors, he has no right to force anyone on her.
    He therefore, ordered the defendant’s lawyer to present the father in court on Oct. 29, for further hearing.

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 04:52 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • There was confusion at EFCC office today after former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was denied access to the commission's building.[Image: Fayose-at-EFCC.jpg]
    L-R: Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode; Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja on Tuesday. Photo: Eniola Akinkuotu

    A mild drama ensued outside the Tunde Idiagbon House, former head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission when operatives of the EFCC attempted to bar a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, from accompanying former Governor Ayodele Fayose into the premises, according to Punch.
    However, Fani-Kayode who obtained an LL.B from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a Masters degree from Cambridge University, convincingly told the operatives that he is a lawyer and had practised in Nigeria.
    After challenging the security officials with his credentials, he was allowed in.
    While going in, Fani-Kayode joked with the EFCC operatives that he ought to be allowed unto the premises at any time having spent 90 non-consecutive days in the custody of the commission in 2016.

    “I am a regular customer here. You should know me by now,” he joked.
    Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who has been representing Fayose in court since his recent case with the EFCC began, also took three lawyers from his chambers into the EFCC building before leaving.

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 04:48 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • The presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar must have chased anything in skirt in the past as it can be deduced from his response on his bad sides.[Image: atiku.jpg]

    A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has revealed he has stopped womanizing while answering a question on his shortcomings.
    Africans always say if a man doesn't smoke, he will drink and if he doesnt drink, he will womanize. On this basis, Atiku was asked about his bad habits and he responded that he is not guilty of any of the trio.
    "I dont smoke, I dont drink and I have stopped womanizing" he said.
    Atiku is reported to be a polygamists with three to four wives and he is assumed to be worth $1.4 billion. It is not unusual for men of his enormous wealth to restlessly jump from one bed to the other.
    Meanwhile, the short video clip have endeared Atiku to thousands of Nigerians who have appreciated his seeming sincerity.

    Atiku Abubakar GCON is a Nigerian politician and business tycoon. Atiku was vice-president of Nigeria 1999-2007 under President Olusegun Obasanjo representing the People's Democratic Party.

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 10:31 AM - Forum: Investment - No Replies
  • *What The Future Of TBC will look Like In The Next 2 years(Analysis)*
    There was a post on Facebook-com about which cryptocurrency is better between Bitcoin and The Billion Coin but the poll turn out to be that the The Billion Coin over took Bitcoin by 88% to 12%.

    This doesn’t mean Bitcoin is not a sustainable cryptocurrency.

    Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency to exist and also the pathfinder to the blockchain technology.
    Crytocurrencies has metamorphosed into different parts and a lot has sprout up after learning the ugly(volatility) side of the Bitcoin that didn’t favor its investor.

    The Billion Coin has a better and sure way of sustaining its investor by the system which it is built on.

    The Billion Coin is Controlled by a strong software that keep adding to its value calculated in grains of Gold anytime a new member signs up or joins the community and pays the compulsory $10 activation fee  This software stop counting if there’s no new $10 payment but doesn’t go down in value just like the market driven cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

    The Billion Coin will champion the cryptocurrency world because its highly friendly in nature and user-friendly to merchants.
    Those that are not internet literate find it very easy to sign up just in one click on the TBC platform. Many have already entered into the boat of cryptocurrency due to the awareness created by the billion coin community broadcast on YouTube-com and other social network.
    TBC is going to be highly friendly even to the local retail outlet in the rural environment due to its capacity of maintaining a stable price in value and not falling like a weak mango fruit from a tree.

    Buy TBC today to secure the future of your generation.
    The next two years of the existence of The Billion Coin will confirm it as the KING OF ALL CRYPTOCURRENCIES.✅

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 10:09 AM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Governor Ayo Fayose, has said that nobody should worry about him as he is set to visit the EFCC today with his bedclothes, Bibles, pillows, while his political colleagues are set to excort him.[Image: Ayo-Fayose-2.jpg]

    Outgoing Governor Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure expired midnight on Monday, has disclosed that he would visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday with his bedclothes and pillowcase.
    The outspoken politician whose immunity ends along with his tenure, and had earlier been invited to the EFCC headquarters where he will answer to allegations that he received about N1.3bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser through the then Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
    “I will be there on Tuesday. I am not begging for any bail. It is up to them. If they want me, they should just give me a bed. I have done by bed bedclothes, I have done my pillowcase, I have my English and Yoruba bibles. I am prepared for them. Nobody should worry about me. Only cowards die many times before their deaths,” Fayose said.
    Fayose said he would be at the EFCC by 1pm, adding that he would be going with his pillowcase, bedclothes and other effects.
    He added, “I will be there on Tuesday. I am not begging for any bail. It is up to them. If they want me, they should just give me a bed. I have my English and Yoruba bibles. I am prepared for them. Nobody should worry about me. Only cowards die many times before their deaths.”
    According to PUNCH, a source revealed that some governors and lawmakers who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party are expected to accompany him to the EFCC. The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, would be accompanied by a team of PDP stalwarts.
    The source said, “Fayose will be going to the EFCC with governors and lawmakers. It will be the same way Senate President Bukola Saraki was accompanied by his colleagues when he went to the Code of Conduct Tribunal. We will be there to give him all the encouragement he needs.

    A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, also said he and others would escort Fayose to the EFCC, adding that when he was also in the custody of the commission in 2016, the governor visited him and gave him encouragement.
    Fani-Kayode said, “When I was in the EFCC detention for 60 days and then another 30 days, he came to see me. They were shaking that a sitting governor could come to the EFCC and they came to bring me to see him from one of the underground cells and all he was saying was, ‘Know that God is with you, God is alive.’
    “As you stood by us when we went through challenges, so shall we stand by you from October 16 when we go to the EFCC to go and see them. Nothing can overcome you because God is with you.”
    Speaking further, the governor said his persecution would be short-lived, adding that the PDP would return to power in the next presidential election.
    Fayose said it was not the first time the anti-graft agency would be prosecuting him, adding that he would emerge victorious as he had in the past.
    He said, “Tell them at the Villa. My name is Ayo Fayose. My name is Peter the rock. Let me say to you that by the grace of God, I will be at the EFCC by 1pm on Tuesday. I am not a coward, never. Let it be said to them that today is their own and tomorrow is our own. I am coming.”
    The governor said once he was released by the EFCC, he would intensify his criticism of the Buhari government, adding that, “As soon as I leave the EFCC I will talk more than what I have said before. There is no way a Buhari will match an Atiku when you put the two of them side by side, comment by comment, clarity by clarity of tongue.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 10:06 AM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Prof. Mercy Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies has advised Atiku to ditch his presidential ambition and support her to succeed Buhari. [Image: davies.JPG]Prof. Mercy Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies
    The presidential candidate of the Mass Action Joint Alliance party, Prof. Mercy Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies, has urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to step down for her.
    She argued that since MAJA party and the PDP are members of the Coalition of United Political Parties, it was needful for the emergence of a candidate for the coalition.
    She made the call when she received students who paid her a courtesy call on the sidelines of World Student’s Day, a statement said.
    According to the statement, the students’ delegation came from the office of the Students Union Government’s Vice President, Farida Balogun, at the University of Abuja, in collaboration with the National Female Students Association of Nigeria, Confederation of Nigerian Youths in Abuja and the apex of Student’s body in Nigeria, the National Association of Nigerian Students.
    Adesanya-Davies said Atiku should step down for her on account of Atiku’s age and also because she (Adesanya-Davies) is a woman. She added that the odd favours young candidates for the 2019 general elections.
    She argued that “since men have failed Nigeria, they should give women a chance to emerge as the nation’s next president and return the country back to the path of progress.”
    The statement added, “The main topic of their discussion was on the prospect of her emergence on the CUPP platform, as she hopes to be the next president of Nigeria in 2019, having received the National Association of Nigerian Students’ NANS Outstanding Leadership in 2018 as well as the students’ endorsement. ”

    “I will, in fact, seize this opportunity to appeal to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to kindly step down for me at the CUPP as President Buhari of APC steps aside, because this time indeed is a-woman-youth-academician ticket and a tip to the Middle-belt Christian Nigeria currently bearing all the brunt of killings in the North.

    “And that is where I come in,” the statement quoted Adesanya-Davies to have said,.

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 10:04 AM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A man has reportedly kidnapped his cheating girlfriend's mother in a community in Abia state before collecting ransom.[Image: kidnappers.jpg]

    A man identified as Chinindu Innocent, has been nabbed by the police for allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend’s mother in the Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, Punch Metro reports.
    It was reported that Innocent and three other members of his gang –Ekendu Chidiebere, Tochukwu Samuel and Ikechukwu Nwankwo – were rounded up by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, a few days after they collected a ransom of N300,000 and released the victim.
    Punch Metro reports that 24-year-old Innocent had been kidnapped along with the victim in her apartment on Aparazu Ogwu Community in Abia State.
    A source said the victim, after she was released, said Innocent was always urging her to persuade her family to pay the ransom demanded by the kidnappers.
    The IRT reportedly invited the suspect for questioning after a petition had been written to the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, by a relative of the victim, Agnes Simion.
    Upon interrogation, Innocent allegedly confessed to the crime of masterminding the kidnap of his girlfriend’s widowed mother, adding that the move was to punish her for allowing his girlfriend to date another man.
    The Abia State Indigene said, “I reside at Aparazu Ogwu community with my cousin. The woman we kidnapped was my girlfriend’s mother. They have a telecom mast in their compound and I used to go to their house to charge my phone. I made friends with them and the woman’s second daughter became my girlfriend.

    “A few months into our relationship, I discovered that my girlfriend was seeing someone else. I confronted her about it and she threatened to end the relationship. I told her mother about it but she did nothing.


    “My cousin in whose house I reside in Aparazu Ogwu community approached me and sold the idea of kidnapping to me. He told me that one of his friends, known as Onyemywa, who has made money from kidnapping told him that people in the community could pay us huge money when we kidnap them.  I suggested that we kidnap my girlfriend’s mother.
    “The woman has been nice to me, but the misunderstanding between her daughter and I made me restless and I needed to punish her.  I asked my brother to bring in his friends to kidnap  the woman and we agreed that I would be on ground when she will be kidnapped.

    “I did what they wanted and on the day she was kidnapped, I was at her house and we were both abducted and taken to a forest in Omuma village.  My gang members demanded N1.5m from her brothers, but they ended up paying us N300, 000.”
    Chinindu, however, stated that he and his brother did not get any money from the proceeds of the operation.
    “The gang members who took the money refused to give my brother and me our share because they thought that the woman’s relative would pay more than they did.
    “While we were still trying to get our share of the money, the police arrested my brother and me.”
    The Force Public Relations Officer, Moshood Jimoh, said he would get back to PUNCH Metro. But a source close to the IRT said the suspects were currently being detained at the force headquarters, Abuja.

Posted by: slimsaint - 16-10-2018, 10:01 AM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Bianca Ojukwu, the beautiful wife of Igbo legend, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, disobeyed her husband's last wishes and delved into politics to seek position, MASSOB have alleged.[Image: Bianca-Dim-Ojukwu-1.jpg]

    The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday said Bianca Ojukwu disobeyed the wishes and advice of her husband, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, who before his death, told his wife not to seek elective positions in the country, Vanguard  reports.
    MASSOB also disassociated itself from the 7-day ultimatum issued by Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to remove every poster having the picture, logo or inscriptions of the late Biafra warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu from its party offices and establishment in Anambra State.
    In a statement issued in Abakaliki by MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, the group described the action of the BIM leader, Ralph Uwazuruike, as it concerns the senatorial ambition of Bianca Ojukwu, as “the display of a man desperate to remain relevant at every slightest opportunity even when he knows that he has lost the respect and reverence that he had in the past.”
    MASSOB said: “The attention of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) under the leadership of Comrade Uchenna Madu has been drawn to statements by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, where he is insisting that Mrs Bianca Ojukwu should be given the senatorial ticket of Anambra South Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA.
    On alleged ultimatum given to APGA, MASSOB said: “MASSOB under the leadership of Comrade Uchenna Madu hereby dissociate itself from the shameless outbursts of Uwazuruike and his ill-advised 7-day ultimatum as the display of a man desperate to remain relevant at every slightest opportunity even when he knows that he has lost the respect and reverence that he had in the past.
    “Much as we would not want to join issues with Uwazuruike on the statement in view of his inglorious past, it has become imperative that certain issues are made known for the purposes of clarity and full disclosure.
    On Bianca disobeying Ojukwu, MASSOB said; “That Bianca Ojukwu disobeyed the instructions of her husband, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburugburu) that she should not contest for any election whatsoever.
    “Bianca’s unbridled quest for political office led her into going for elective position in total disregard to the directives of her husband, the greatest Biafra leader.
    “That Bianca who is aware of the contenders to the said ticket suddenly declared her interest in the position for very selfish and pecuniary reasons.
    “At the end, she lost the ticket which is indeed a vindication on the part of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Ezeigbo Gburu Gburu) and our ancestors.”

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