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Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:49 AM - Forum: Hot or Not - No Replies
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    Governor of Benue State, Samuel Orton has said Mansur Dan-Ali, Minister of Defence needs to apologise to Nigerians for calling for the repeal of anti-open grazing laws by some states of the federation.

    The defence minister had made the comments penultimate week after a security council meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and all the service chiefs in the country, including the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

    Reacting to the comments on Tuesday, at an event in Abuja on the national livestock transformation plan, which is being anchored by the office of the vice-president, Ortom said a serving member of the federal executive cabinet cannot be seen as a spokesman of the Miyetti Allah cattle breeders association.

    “I wonder if the minister (of defence) has had time to read the newspapers, he would have felt the feelings of Nigerians for him calling for the suspension of a legitimate law,” Ortom said, while addressing Audu Ogbeh, the Minister for Agriculture.

    “It is not good enough, it is casting the government in bad light and the minister of the federal republic should represent the interest of Nigerians. He should not be the mouthpiece of Miyetti Allah in a conflict involving Nigerians.

    “Especially when it is not your technical supervision. He should have allowed it to you the honourable minister of agric, who has the responsibility of managing this.

    “Coming from a security council meeting and making such statements, some people took it as the opinion of the security council. He needs to apologise to Nigerians,” he added,


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:44 AM - Forum: Hot or Not - No Replies
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    Chancellor of Eastern Mandate Union (EMU), Dr. Arthur Nwankwo, has declared that no amount of force could suppress the Biafra spirit and the urge for self-determination by people of the South East of Nigeria.

    This is as Nwanwko lamented that the conditions that instigated the civil war between 1967 and 1970 are still as virulent as ever.

    These are some of the issues contained in his just released book, entitled: “Nigeria and her Path to Doom.”

    “It is the inability of the Nigerian state to come to a round table to renegotiate the basis for the existence of the country that has given birth to renewed agitations for self-determination.

    “It is in this context that the Biafran agitation should be located. The Biafran agitation is a product of the failed state that Nigerian has become.

    “Biafra has become a monumental phenomenon that cannot be silenced by force or ‘crushed’.
    “It is a constant reminder to the Nigerian state that all is not well with the structural configuration of the country.

    “The Biafran spirit cannot be quenched by the furious guns of hatred-Biafra lives.
    “Nigeria must be restructured along the line of true federalism. The Biafran agitation is a call to this restructuring.

    “This agitation is legitimate and in tune with international law on self-determination.

    “The agitation is not different from the Scottish agitation in the United Kingdom; the Catalonia agitation in Spain, the Eritrean agitation in Ethiopia, the South-Sudan agitation in Sudan,” he said.

    Taking a swipe at three years of President Buhari’s administration, Nwaknwo said the country needed a reconstructive surgeon who must perform a painful operation to extricate a painful ailment and not a bulldozer or robot.

    “Buhari is not a constructive surgeon and, therefore, lacks the requisite credentials to perform Nigeria’s surgical operation,” Nwankwo said.


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:40 AM - Forum: Hot or Not - No Replies
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    Governor of Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi, has declared that he does not love the Minister of
    Communications, Adebayo Shittu, because “he is not a woman”.

    Ajimobi, who stated he won’t support the Minister’s governorship ambition, said Shittu and his “disunity forum” were engaging in lawlessness in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    In a chat with Channels TV, the governor also reacted to how Shittu and his supporters were not allowed to enter venue of inauguration of APC state chairmen a fortnight ago.

    He stated that the event which took place at the APC headquarters in Abuja was a restricted gathering because not everyone was invited.

    “Were they invited? Only elected chairmen were invited. Governors, Ministers, Senators were not asked to be present. So why did they go there? It’s part of the lawlessness ”, he said.

    The interviewer then asked: “It would appear there’s no love lost between you and your minister?”

    Ajimobi replied: “I don’t love him, he doesn’t love me. He’s not a woman that I woud love. So, what is the love there?”


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:32 AM - Forum: Travel - No Replies
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    A truck carrying plywood has fallen off the Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos.

    It was gathered that the truck fell on three commercial buses and a private car under the bridge.

    Many passengers are said to be trapped, Channels reports.

    Officials of the Lagos State emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the FRSC, the Nigerian Red Cross and the Nigeria police are currently at the scene trying to rescue the passengers.

    More details later…


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:28 AM - Forum: Business - No Replies
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    The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has commended the series of reforms in the sector, which has raised accumulations from contributors to N8trillion, as well as brighter hopes to retirees.

    It also has attributed the huge accumulation and other successes achieved in the last 14 years of implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) to contributors.

    Meanwhile, regulators and stakeholders in the pension industry have again, warned employers in the habit of not remitting pension deductions of the wrath of the law, as it plans raise its searchlight and asks workers to also speak up.

    The Acting Director-General, Aisha Dahir-Umar, gave the indications at the pre-retirement workshop for prospective retirees in the contributory pension commission in Lagos.

    The PenCom boss, who was represented by the Commission’s Head Benefits and Insurance, Ekanem Aikhomu, called on 
pension contributors across the country to contribute positively towards the growth of the pension reform programme.

    In an interview with The Guardian, at the workshop, she noted that the workshop is tailored towards addressing the challenges that prospective retirees might face as they enter retirement life under the CPS.

    However, she urged the would-be retirees to feel free to make suggestions during and after the workshops, about issues that may further help to make retirement life more comfortable to them and other future retirees.

    “The achievements recorded by the commission since the implementation of the scheme would not have been possible without the support and understanding of all stakeholders, especially our contributors, who are about to retire.

    “I therefore urged Nigerians to contribute positively towards the success of the Pension Reform Programme,” she said.
    The President, Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOP) Aderonke Adedeji, told The Guardian that the issue of non-compliance to remittance of workers’ pension fund into (RSA) has become very challenging, even as there are provisions in the law on how to handle such.

    Adedeji, who is also the Managing Director of Leadway Pensure PFA Limited, noted that “one of these is that when you have an employer who has not been remitting regularly, we are supposed to get the regulator informed about it.

    “But before we do that, we try to find out what is responsible for such because the implication of making an official report is that it could lead to one or two things for your customers.

    “The law says that seven days after salaries are paid, deduction from employees’ salaries and employers should be remitted. So, when you have a situation where an employer is not making such remittances for two, three, four months and above, we go there to ask why it is so.

    “But when we find a situation where employers seem to be non-chalant, careless and things like that, we inform the regulator, and recovery agents to go to such employers to do all that are necessary to recover the debts,” she said.

    Also, the Acting Director-General, PenCom, Aisha Dahir-Umar, said that the regulator is displeased with the series of reports of non-remittance of monthly pension, especially by media proprietors.

    She promised that very soon, PenCom will begin to beam its searchlight on erring media firms to ensure that they invested in the future of their workers.

    Dahir-Umar noted that the essence of the new pension scheme is to ensure that contributors can still enjoy a good life at retirement from their robust RSAs and that means that both the employers and the employees must, on a monthly basis, jointly contribute 18 per cent of their incomes into the RSA of journalists, which would accumulate with time to make them spend their retirement happier.

    Aikhomu noted that as part of the commission’s yearly regulatory activities, it has concluded arrangements to commence the verification of prospective retirees, who would be retiring in 2019, from the public service.

    The verification exercise, as she explained, is scheduled to be undertaken from June 25 to August 17, 2018, in 15 centers across the country.

    Also, she stressed that the impending exercise necessitated the need to undertake adequate sensitisation and public enlightenment to prepare prospective retirees on the steps to take towards a hitch free retirement life.

    The prospective retirees received lectures on: Enrolment exercise and documentation requirement from the paper presented by Deputy Zonal Head (South-West Zonal Office), PenCom, Sola Adeseun.

    A member of the commission’s Benefit and Insurance Department, Ifedolapo Akinniyi, also discussed the theme: “Accessing Retirement Benefits and Payment under the Contributory Pension Scheme,” while the Managing Partner, Averti Professional Managers, Inyang Sani Orungbe, took up the theme: “Life after Retirement.”


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:24 AM - Forum: Business - No Replies
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    The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun has given a review of the federal government capital spending in the just concluded 2017 fiscal year.

    In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, Adeosun disclosed that a total of N1,580,270,755,084.44 (One trillion, five hundred and eighty billion, two hundred and seventy million, seventeen hundred and fifty-five thousand, eighty-four naira, forty-four kobo) capital cost was released to Ministries, Departments and Agencies for the 2017 federal budget.

    She also said N1.580 trillion total capital releases for 2017 was remarkably higher than the N1.219 trillion total capital releases for 2016.

    The statement read in part: “In the 2017 capital releases, Power, Works and Housing received the highest allocation of N523,011,701,723.25 which was 33.10 per cent of the total capital releases.

    “The sector also received the highest releases in the 2016 capital budget, which was a total of N307,411,749,682.00 (25.21 per cent) of the 2016 capital budget.

    “Defence and Security received the second highest capital releases of N197,596,016,072.02(12.50%)in 2017, as against N77,532,885,729.00 (6.36 per cent) total releases the sector received in 2016.”


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:19 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
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    A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Rt. Hon. Essien Ekpenyong Ayi has said that one does not need a soothsayer to know that all was not well in the All Progressives Congress.

    Rt. Hon. Ayi who is a member representing Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar South federal constituency in the House of Representatives lamented what Nigerians passed through in the hands of the APC government.

    Speaking with newsmen in Calabar, Hon Ayi said, “Well, you do not need a soothsayer to tell you that all is not well with the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Nigeria.

    Hon Ayi explained that when APC was coming with campaign of change, they made a lot of promises, which included the reduction of pump price of fuel to N45 per litre. He said they have instead increased pump price from N87 to N145. He said Dollars is now N360 to a Dollar.

    “The way people are suffering, I don’t think any right thinking pperson will like to continue to suffer”.

    “We have come here on the occasion of your festival to facilitate with you; I want to commend the Hausa community for living peacefully with us without any problem whatsoever.

    “All those things we heard in Benue, Taraba, the issues of herdsmen and the rest, they are not in Cross River State and it will never be.

    “I want to thank you for the support you have been giving to Governor Ben Ayade and government of the state and I urge you to support him for his re-election come 2019, because any society without peace can never be alright.

    “He has been able to maintain peace, sustain the state, pay salary regularly irrespective of our meagre resources and I see him as somebody who is not greedy and who has the state at heart,” he said.


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:15 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
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    The lawmaker representing Iwo Federal Constituency in Osun, Hon. Gafar Akintayo Amere, has described the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as an abode of redundant politicians, saying the party itself is deceptive.

    Amere, who was reacting to recent statement credited to the Osun PDP in which the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola was accused of reckless spending said the statement was borne out of mischief, adding that members of the opposition party benefited most from the employment opportunities and infrastructural facilities of the administration.

    He said that the 16 years of PDP was characterised with maladministration, wastage and corruption, saying their incompetence and demonstration of callousness was certificate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rule the country for many years.

    Amere, in a press release sent to DAILY POST on Tuesday further accused PDP of striving to take the mantle of leadership through propaganda, adding that such move was “dead on arrival”.

    The lawmaker averred that majority of the leaders in PDP were “passive to the basic tenets of progressive leadership”, stating that it would take the party 50 years to get back on its feet.

    He, however, described APC administration as a template for progressive minded Nigerians, admonishing PDP to borrow a leaf.

    “Majority of PDP are slow learners. Some of them are enemies of progressive governance. Their inability to learn and acknowledge the template of real developmental based administration of PMB may place them on tutorial class for 50years.

    “If at all there will be change of party after so many years. Certainly, PDP is not an option. Nigeria can`t afford to lag behind again. We are good to fly in company of the moving train. Buhari has taught us how to survive despite our population. He disclosed Nigeria is truly blessed with resources.

    “This is the first time past leaders will be forced to return a public money illegally converted to theirs. Only PMB ensured budgets are passed without paying kobo. PMB revoked illegal oil licensed not minding whose horse is gored. This is the first time in history billions are remitted to government account and not converted to personal cover as it was the culture of PDP.

    “I am happy to be identified with a party, whose priority is people’s welfare, a party that has created employment for million Nigerians through N-Power and other platforms, a party that has successful told us that stealing is corruption, a platform that is restoring the glory of Nigeria to the admiration of progressive minded. We say no to backwardness. PDP is dead,” Amere said.


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:12 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
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    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Chief Christmas Akpodiete has officially declared his intention to contest the 2019 Presidential election, under the platform of his Party.

    Akpodiete made this known yesterday while addressing his supporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

    He commended the National Assembly and President Buhari for the speedy passing and signing of the not too young to run law.

    In his remark, the 39-year-old right activist, thanked President Buhari for his service to Nigeria and pledged to fight corruption in a better and more sophisticated way.

    He also called on the President to step down for him and to allow him fly the party flag in the upcoming 2019 elections.

    “The nation is in a dare need of a younger President, and the time to retire the political oligarchs is now”. he emphasized.

    He also said his party the APC stands a 100% chance of winning the upcoming 2019 elections with him as the flag bearer.

    It would be recalled that in 2015, Akpodiete unsuccessfully ran for the office of the Governor of Delta State.


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 06:08 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
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    Former Plateau State governor, Senator Jonah Jang, says only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can manage Nigeria.

    He said this while mocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government, saying it was desperate for re-election.

    Jang spoke on Monday while commissioning apartments built for civil servants in Port Harcourt by Governor Nyesom Wike administration.

    Jang said, “What our governors are doing, particularly what Governor Wike is doing, you cannot but bring PDP back to transform the country.

    “There is no sign that anything new will happen. If they have not done anything new in three years, they cannot do it in the campaign year.”

    Speaking, Wike said “This is a day for workers. This is a direct project meant for the workers of Rivers State who are the engine room of this administration.

    “As our civil servants inhabit this wonderful estate, they must take steps to keep it clean. We will appoint a facility manager, but the payment will be borne by the state government and the occupants.”

    He disclosed that his government will flag off the construction of Labour House on June 29, 2018.

    “We are interested in workers welfare. Our commitment is to ensure that we create the right environment for workers to perform their roles,” he said.


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 05:50 AM - Forum: Gossip - No Replies
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    It was a dark Monday at the Kogi State Specialist Hospital Lokoja as the Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Dr Chukwudibe Rosemary suddenly died over alleged unpaid salaries.

    This is also as another doctor, Idris Nuhu and three nurses slumped due to alleged exhaustion.

    It was gathered that one attendant also slumped and was currently on admission alongside the nurses.

    Sources said all of them have not been paid since February.

    It was further gathered that the deceased doctor, who was admitted on Sunday evening for heart related issues, suddenly developed complications around 2 am while his colleagues were battling to save him.

    Sources at the hospital said that all the three nurses had been on duty since Saturday morning and were exhausted due to workloads, which had increased in the last two months due to the strike of Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU.

    Meanwhile, Dr Moses Adaudi,the Secretary, Association of Residence Doctors, Kogi State Specialist Hospital unit, who confirmed the incident said that the death of the Doctor was as a result of lack of Intensive Care Unit at the hospital where she could have been treated when she developed complications.

    “There was no oxygen spanner to place her on oxygen, even when she was to undergo some tests, there was no money to carry out the test,” he said.

    He called on the state government to make the welfare of civil servants a top priority.


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 05:34 AM - Forum: Gossip - No Replies
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    Popular singer, Simi has expressed her disapproval of a comment by popular fashion designer, Toyin Lawani where she said men were entitled to 10 women and must not be castigated for cheating.

    Toyin had in her controversial Fathers Day post shared on Instagram that men are natural cheats and are thus entitled to 10 women, a statement which has not gone down well with many ladies on social media.

    She also lambasted other women for insulting their baby daddies on social media and also claiming to be both the father and mother in their children’s lives.

    However, Simi countering Toyin said if a man cheats constantly, he is an animal.

    She went further to caution Nigerians against normalizing infidelity in an African man.

    On her Instagram page, she wrote, “This narrative that all men are cheats get on my nerves because it’s really bullshit, but you see, that’s not even my problem with this.

    “If you don’t hold a man that is with you to a standard, then why should he hold himself to one and vice versa. There are good men and women that choose to do the right thing unless your partner is an animal, he or she cannot do the right thing.

    “Stop normalising infidelity, especially for men if you continuously allow anyone to disrespect you when you accept it as the norm, they will continue to disrespect you.

    “Value is not a foreign thing, we need to quit it with the bullshit mentality that African men must cheat. Value yourself.”


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 05:26 AM - Forum: Sports World - No Replies
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    Arsenal have completed the signing of goalkeeper, Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.

    Both clubs agreed a €25million deal in the past few days and the 26-year-old was announced on Tuesday.

    “We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us,” manager Unai Emery said in a statement.

    “Bernd is a goalkeeper of high quality and experience. He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years. We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in preseason.”

    Leno’s arrival throw Petr Cech’s future at the Emirates into doubt.

    It is believed that Arsenal will sell with him or Colombia international, David Ospina.

    Ospina has been linked with a move to Turkey, while reports in Italy have claimed Napoli would be interested in taking Cech on loan.


Posted by: Watchtower - 20-06-2018, 05:22 AM - Forum: Sports World - No Replies
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    Egypt has been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup following their 3-1 defeat to hosts Russia on Tuesday night.

    The North Africans came into their second group game, on the back of a 1-0 loss to Uruguay and were hoping to record points on the table, especially with the return of talisman Mohammed Salah.

    However, the Russians raced into a three-goal lead, to take the tie away from the Egyptians.

    They took the lead thanks to Ahmed Fathi’s own goal, before Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba also found the back of the net.

    Salah pulled one back from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute, but it was not enough to save his country from an early exit.

    Egypt take on Saudi Arabia in their final fixture, while Russia battle Uruguay.


Posted by: slimsaint - 19-06-2018, 07:07 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A gun runner has been nabbed inside a hotel in Bayelsa state as China-made pistols are recovered from him. 

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    The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a suspected gun runner, Markus Akassa, recovering an AK47 rifle and two Barreta pistols in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Capital, Nigerian Tribune reports.
    In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations, DSP Asinim Butswat, detectives from the Anti-Cultism Unit in a coordinated covert operation, lured the said gun runner into their net under the guise of purchasing arms from him, before arresting him.
    Markus Akassa ‘M’ 45years. The gun runner who hails from Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State was arrested with one Ekioyoufegha Agge ‘m’ 34 years, who hails from Oboro Town, in Delta State, who usually introduces him to buyers.
    “They were arrested on 16 June 2018, at about 1400hours, at a hotel at Akenfa three, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and the following arms were recovered from them; one AK47 rifle and two China-made Barreta pistols.

    “The suspect confessed that he usually travelled to the Republic of Cameroon to buy arms and ammunition in a community called Okwa, in a border town with Bakassi Peninsula and sells an AK 47 riffle for Five hundred and fifty thousand Naira and Berratta pistol for Two hundred and fifty thousand Naira, in Nigeria.
    “Investigation is ongoing to recover some of the guns he earlier sold and arrest the buyers. The command appeals to members of the public to avail the police with useful information that may lead to the recovery of arms from unauthorized persons.” The statement added.

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-06-2018, 04:36 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • An old man has shocked people with his criminal action after he attacked a woman with acid in Osun state. 

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    According to a Punch Metro report, an Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Tuesday remanded a 72-year-old man, Adegboye Emmanuel, in prison for allegedly bathing a woman with acid on a clear morning.
    The accused, who was arraigned on a two-count of attempted murder and causing grievous harm through acid, was remanded in prison after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
    Magistrate Ishola Omisade rejected the oral application for bail by Emmanuel’s counsel, Mr Bolaji Adewale.
    He ordered the remand of the accused at Ile-Ife prison.
    Omisade, however, asked Adewale to file a formal  bail application for the court’s consideration and adjourned the case till July 12.
    Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Abdullahi, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 6  at 9 am at Oluorogbo phase 111 on Ondo road, Ile-Ife.
    Abdullahi alleged that the accused unlawfully attempted to kill one Abayomi Veronica who he  poured  a substance suspected to be acid on, causing grievous harm.
    The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 320 (2) and 338 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun State, 2002.

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-06-2018, 04:32 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • The bomb attack that killed many people in a village in Borno has been condemned by the United States Government. 

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    The US Government has condemned last Saturday night’s terrorist attack in Damboa, Nigeria, that killed many and left others injured.
    The Department of State, in a statement in Washington D.C., however, expressed the government’s condolences to the families and friends of those that were killed and injured in the attack.
    According to it, the incidence is a reminder of the depravity of those who commit such attacks against innocent people.

    “The US condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack on Saturday night in Damboa, Nigeria.

    “This violent attack – aimed at civilians celebrating with their families and communities during the Eid el-Fitri holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan – is a reminder of the depravity of those who commit such attacks against innocent people.

    “We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who were injured and killed, and mourn all those who were lost,’’ the statement said.
    It restated the US government’s commitment to supporting the Nigerian government’s ongoing efforts at fighting against terrorism.

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-06-2018, 04:28 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Some men who were apprehended by security operatives in possession of human parts which they reportedly exhumed from a grave were arraigned before a Magistrates Court in Ilorin.[Image: police-brutality-1.jpg]File photo

    Five persons accused of being in possession of human parts were on Tuesday, granted bail of N200,000 each at an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court.
    The accused persons are Olarenwaju Adewoye, Oluwasegun Raphael, Oluwasegun Joseph, Fatoyinbo Augustine and Kunle Ajamu, all residents of Idofin Aiyekale in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara.
    Chief Magistrate Bio Salihu, who presided over the matter, adjourned the case till July 3 for further mention.
    The prosecutor, Isaac Yakub,said that the accused persons trespassed into a burial ground belonging to Oke-Ero Community and exhumed human skulls and bones.
    Mr Yakub said that the accused were arraigned on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass into place of burial, mischief and unlawful possession of human parts, contrary to Sections 97, 213, 327 and 219 of Penal Code Law.
    The accused, however, denied exhuming human parts.

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-06-2018, 04:26 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • Nigerians have reacted as the photos of pop sensation, Wizkid go up for sale online as as much as N130k.

    One of the hottest artistes on the African continent, Wizkid on Tuesday stirred reactions online after a picture of him on Dolce and Gabbana runway was being sold online.
    The pictures shared by Wizkid on his social media page was on Monday seen online being sold at ridiculous prices of between 375-500£. (averaging around N135k).
    This stirred reactions from Nigerians as they wondered why Wizkid’s image should be sold online.

    Below are some of the reactions:
    @Fallonrogers “Like I don’t know how to screenshot, why buy pictures that I can literally see.”
    @Ny_otite “They are trying to tell u that u can’t use these pictures for your business without buying it.”
    @M_coker16 “Ridiculous price, Guess I will download the photo on the internet if I want to.”
    @Bukky.solanke “Even photo of Jesus does not sell for that much. I love Wizkid however.”
 “We are not buying the mask, neither are we buying the clothes, just the image, common picture £340, when I can just screenshot it and crop the rest out.”
    @Kvng_mikkie “I’ve been. Wizkid fan for 7 years but this the dumbest thing someone can ever do. Sell Wizkid image.”[/size][/size]

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-06-2018, 04:22 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies

  • Legendary Argentina football icon, Diego Maradona has issued a scathing assessment of his country's World Cup draw with Iceland, warning manager, Jorge Sampaoli that he would not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics.[Image: diego-maradona-argentina-1.jpg]
    Diego Maradona
    Argentina legend, Diego Maradona has warned his country’s Coach, Jorge Sampaoli, not to return home from the World Cup in Russia if the Albeceleste loses to Nigeria and fails to qualify from Group D to the knock out stage.
    Maradona, who played against Super Eagles at Nigeria’s debut at the Mundial in 1994 in USA, told Argentine Television Telesur’s ‘De la mano del Diez’ show that the way his country played in the opening game of Group D against Iceland leaves much to be desired.
    “If he carries on like this, Sampaoli can’t come back to Argentina.

    “There is serious trouble ahead because Nigeria have experience, they know how to counter-attack and they know how to score,” stressed the Argentine football legend who watched his country squandered the lead to share points with Iceland last Saturday.
    Maradona went on to blast Sampaoli for his poor tactics against Iceland. “His (Sampaoli) game-plan was a disgrace. Even though the Iceland players average 1.90m in height, we played all our corners into the air. We had no short game,” Maradona recalled.
    Last year, Argentina threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 to Nigeria in an international friendly in Russia. The perennial group stage customers are to clash in their last Group D game on June 26 here in Saint Petersburg.
    Argentina took the lead through Sergio Aguero in the 19th minute Saturday as a cigar-puffing Maradona looked on from the stands of the Spartak Stadium. But minnows Iceland, playing at their first ever finals, levelled four minutes later through Alfred Finnbogason.
    Messi, whose performances in World Cups are arguably the only blot on an other-worldly career, spurned a chance to take the lead when his 63rd-minute spot kick was saved by Hannes Halldorsson. But Maradona avoided criticising his heir apparent and instead pointed the finger at Sampaoli.

    “I don’t blame the players. I could blame the lack of work rate. But I can’t blame the players, much less Messi, who gave it all he had,” he said.

    “I missed five penalties on the spin and I was still Diego Armando Maradona. I don’t think that they dropped two points because Messi missed a penalty,” added Maradona, who led Argentina to the quarter-finals in South Africa in 2010 as coach.

Posted by: slimsaint - 19-06-2018, 04:15 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A young man whose bid to steal a power generating set in the commercial capital of Nigeria, Lagos State was made to frog-jump by an angry mob.

    The culprit being punished

    A generator thief was forced by residents to do frog jump after he was caught in the act yesterday in Lagos state.
    The circumstances surrounding the botched act of buglary is presently unknown.
    The culprit was pictured hoping from on angle to the other as an angry mob monitored him

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Posted by: slimsaint - 19-06-2018, 04:12 PM - Forum: Naija Directory - No Replies
  • A woman is pleading with a court in Abuja to end her marriage over her husband's insistence that he will not pray. 

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    Court premises
    A housewife, Hassana Angyan, on Tuesday begged a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court to dissolve her marriage with Shuaibu Abdullahi, over his drunkenness, refusal to pray and battery.
    Angyan told the court that she got married to Abdullahi 30 years ago, under Islamic Law, the marriage produced six children.
    She then said Abdullahi formed the habit of drinking beer and refuses to perform the five times obligatory Islamic prayers.
    She added that her husband also refused to observe the Muslim fast that was just concluded during Ramadan.
    “Whenever he is drunk, he engages me in physical fight and beats me up mercilessly,” she said.
    She, however, prayed for the court to dissolve her marriage on the grounds of Abdullahi’s drunkenness, refusal to pray and constant beating.
    Abdullahi, who is a cleaner at Efab Metropolis Estate, Dutse Express, Abuja, pleaded guilty saying that he would write an undertaking to stop drinking.‎
    He also said he would share his salary into two, keep half of it to himself and give the other half to his wife for upkeep.
    The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, however, asked Angyan to observe her husband’s attitude and report to court on June 28.

Posted by: Watchtower - 19-06-2018, 08:55 AM - Forum: Hot or Not - No Replies
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    The Supreme Council of Bishops, otherwise known as World Council of Bishops, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, pleading for pardon for five young men sentenced to death by a court in Adamawa for the killing of a herdsman.
    DAILY POST reports that a Yola High Court had on June 11, 2018, sentenced the five men from Kodomun in Demsa council area of the state to death by hanging for murdering a herder in retaliation to the several killings in the area.

    However, in the letter, the bishops noted that Nigeria “has suffered untold bloodshed from killings, maiming, traumatisation of innocent citizens around the north eastern, north central and Middle Belt states, as a result of the frequent attacks by the militia herdsmen times without number.”

    The correspondence, titled, “Special request for presidential pardon: Killing by hanging of five young men,” was signed by founding Primate, Abuja, Nigeria, Archbishop (Dr.) P. Sunday; Ecclesiastical Prelate Administrator, Houston, Texas, United State, Archbishop (Dr.) H. Parker; Apostolic Nuncio and Prelate to Africa, Lagos, Nigeria, Bishop (Dr.) J. Onyegbulem; and Ecclesiastical Prelate to West Africa, Niamey, Niger Republic, Bishop (Dr.) J. Hussein.

    The clerics regretted that “till date no adequate justice had been meted out on them commensurate to the lives and property lost.” It therefore “totally condemns and disapproves vehemently the death sentence passed on the five young men on Monday, June 11, 2018 by a court of competent jurisdiction in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria accused and charged for killing a herdsman.”

    The letter, dated June 13, 2018 from the World Episcopal Headquarters in Texas, U.S., was routed through the Africa Episcopal Headquarters, Lagos and copied the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Samuel Onnoghen; Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; as well as Governor Mohammed Jibrilla and the state’s Attorney General, Silas Bala Sanga.

    The bishops added “what our nation Nigeria sues for now in our nascent democracy is peace and tranquility, and not otherwise.”


Posted by: Watchtower - 19-06-2018, 07:26 AM - Forum: Hot or Not - No Replies
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    Controversial media personality, Daddy Freeze has written an open letter to Chimamanda Adichie over her feminist ideology and her recent argument on Chivalry which stirred reactions online.

    Adichie, while on the American daily Trevor Noah show, spoke against the courtesy of men opening doors for women, saying it is an act of chivalry because women were perceived as dependent and weaker sex.

    The popular feminist also rebuked the practice of aiding women and children first in a crisis situation, as opposed to taking care of anyone who needed help.

    Her opinion stirred reactions from many Nigerians, as well as foreigners.

    However, Freeze speaking in his letter, urged Chimamanda to dive into the situation where men of God were using women to enslave family and brainwash them in Nigeria rather than focus on chivalry alone.

    On his Instagram page, he wrote “Dear Chimamanda, yesterday, while driving home from our online church service held on the radio, I saw a broken down danfo bus. All the women remained on the bus, while the men assisted the conductor in pushing the bus, as the driver tried his best to jump-start it.

    “Seeing this, I realized that no matter how hard you try to propagate your feminist ideology, your own gender will continue to let you down because of both nature and nurture.

    “In the #FreeNation in Christ, despite the Bible leaning otherwise (the Bible is a sexist book, whether it pleases you or not), we propagate equality and gender neutrality to as far a degree as logic allows it.

    “However, it takes wisdom to know the extent to which we can tamper with the innate characteristics of both genders, without stirring up unwanted consequences.

    “The other day you spoke of chivalry in a cute way, although your understanding of the word seemed questionable, your motives were nonetheless benign. Howbeit, the shortcomings of your ideologies were highlighted by Dana Loesch, an American activist who reminded you that the issue of genital mutilation, where Nigeria occupies a top rank, should be a greater priority for you and by me after the Danfo bus incident I witnessed yesterday, which led me to the deduce that women have the congenital contention that men must bear the greater weight of a physical burden.

    “Another situation I implore you to delve into, is the fact that women occupy a pivotal role in religious brainwashing, as most of the false churches and charlatan GOs use them as a ‘point of contact’ to enslave their husbands and children, lending credence to Willie Lynch’s letter, ‘The making of a Slave’ where he stated: “special attention must be placed on females” and “CONCENTRATE ON THE FUTURE GENERATION. Therefore, if you break the female mother, she will break the offspring in the early years of development!” ~FRZ


Posted by: Watchtower - 19-06-2018, 06:52 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • [Image: Buhari-signs-law.jpg]

    Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibrin has said President Muhammadu Buhari was working hard towards ending the killings across the country.

    Addressing journalists on Monday in Nassarawa State, Jibrin urged well-meaning Nigerians to work with the Buhari-led government towards ending the crisis between herdsmen and farmers.

    Jibrin also cautioned Nigerians against unguarded utterances that would further escalate the crisis.

    He said, “So, we call on the people in Nasarawa state and the entire country to be mindful of the language we use so that we don’t inflame what is already a bad situation.

    “The issue of insecurity is not a one man show, it is something that is collective whether you are a political, religious or community leader, we have to come together to address this issue.

    “Let’s continue to provide intelligence to the security agencies as no security agent can succeed without intelligence.

    “I assure you that the federal government is determined, the President is determined to make sure that farmers/herdsmen clashes stopped.”


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