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Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 12:14 PM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • A woman has landed in serious trouble after abducting another woman's baby and taking her to a church for child thanksgiving and dedication.
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    The police in Enugu State have arrested a 55 years old woman, Edith Ewulu, for allegedly buying a five years old child stolen from her parents.
     
    It was learnt that the woman, who resides in Enugu State, bought the baby from one Chioma who claimed to be operating a social home in Abia State.
     
    A statement by the spokesperson of the Enugu police, Ebere Amaraizu, said the woman was arrested at a new generation church where she took the child for
     
    Thanksgiving and Dedication as her daughter.


    “A 56 year old woman identified as one Edith Ewulu from Enugu Agidi in Anambra state but said to be residing in Emene Enugu state was arrested by the operatives of the Emene Division of the Nigeria Police Force, Enugu state command for allegedly being in possession of a five year old baby stolen from the mother on 5th of February at Emene Enugu,” Mr Amaraizu said.


    “She was arrested at one of the New generation churches located at Emene Enugu where she took the child for Thanksgiving and dedication as her daughter after changing the name of the stolen child from little Miss Felicia as named by her parents”.
     
    The spokesman said the suspect on interrogation confessed to the crime


    “The suspect confessed that she bought the said child from one Chioma, who claimed to be running a social home in Aba, Abia state, at the sum of N470,000”
     
    According to the spokesman, the suspect further said she bought the baby on February 7 from the seller at a renowned hospital in Umuahia which made her believe that the business was genuine.
     
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    On her part, the biological mother of the child, Philomena Godwin, said that her baby was stolen on February 6 at Emene, Enugu.
     
    The statement by the police spokesman quoted Mrs Godwin as stating that she was having a headache on the said day and decided to go inside her room to have a nap while her baby was outside playing. “But when she woke up, she could no longer see her baby and various attempt made to get her proved abortive hence she reported to the police”
     
    She also appreciated the prompt action of the police that led to the recovery of her baby and the arrest of the alleged buyer. Mr Amaraizu said the recovered baby has been reunited with her parents while investigations are on to arrest members of the syndicate.
     
    He advised parents and guardians to always be security conscious about their wards to avoid running into the hands of such mischief makers.
     
    “The command also advises members of the public to promptly report any suspicious movement within their environment to the police for prompt necessary action,” he said.

Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 12:12 PM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • A Nigerian man has promised to take his own life if President Muhammadu fails to win the 2019 election.
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    Adamu Kabir Matazu
     
    An ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari identified as Adamu Kabir Matazu has threatened to commit suicide, should his preferred candidate fail in his re-election bid.
     
    Adamu Kabir Matazu, whose Facebook timeline describes as ‘public figure,’ had taken to his Facebook page with the threat: “If Buhari lose (sic) the February 16th Presidential election, I will commit suicide before May 29th because I can’t afford to live under Atiku Presidency. So help me God.”
     
    A flip through the Facebook posts of the Katsina indigene shows his unalloyed support for the All Progressives Congress candidate and incumbent President, Buhari.
     
    From photographs to timeline posts, Matazu couldn’t seem to have enough of Buhari.

Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 12:11 PM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • The death of one of the powerful forces in the Nigerian football circle has been announced on social media.
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    Taiwo Ogunjobi
     
    Former Nigeria Football Federation Technical Committee Chairman, Taiwo Ogunjobi, has been reported dead.
     
    His demise was posted by sports journalist, Colin Udoh, on Twitter on Monday morning.
     
    Ogunjobi indicated interest in the NFF job in 2018 which was eventually won by the incumbent, Amaju Pinnick. Ogunjobi had previously run for the NFF presidency in 2014, but lost to Pinnick.
     
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Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 11:28 AM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • A young slay queen who is supporting the candidates of the PDP - Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi has flaunted her breasts in support of them.
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    The Warri Rebel
     
    A Facebook lady identified as Warri Rebel, has taken to the platform to declare her support for Abubakar Atiku and Obi Peter by displaying her boobs for the #AtikuObi2019 movement.
     
    The Nigerian lady who dedicated her boobs to the #AtikuObi2019 movement, added that this is to ensure that Buhari goes back to Daura in the 2019 election taking place on February 16th.
     
    She wrote; "I hereby dedicate my breasts to the #atikuobi2019 movement.
     
    #Buharimustgobacktoduarafromwhencehecometh"
     
    The pictures have attracted the anticipated attention with many people commenting on her lewd photos.
     
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Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 11:08 AM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
    • Some kidnappers have ended the life of a priest after abducting his family members in Sokoto state. Priest killed by kidnappers
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      An Anglican Priest, Rev Idris Jatau, has been killed by gunmen who kidnapped him on his way with his family in Sokoto state.
       
      It was gathered that his wife, sister and children are being held captive by the bandits.
       
      The slain cleric whose corpse has already been recovered, was trained as a Priest at Crowther graduate seminary in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
       
      A close friend of the deceased, Chike Onuigbo, took to Facebook to mourn the loss with others.
       
      He wrote: "Oh Jat, I feel pain, Go in Peace beloved! This is Rev Idris Jatau, A colleague and friend, We were trained together at Crowther graduate seminary Abeokuta, Ogun State.


      "He was adopted and killed yesterday on his way with his family in sokoto. Pray with us friends, God Arise for your church."
       
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Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 10:58 AM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • A serving youth service corps member has been butchered by notorious robbers who wanted to snatch his phone.
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    The victim
     
    A corps member serving in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, is lucky to be alive after being butchered by some robbers trying to snatch his phone.
     
    Omoregbe Hossana, a graduate of Houdegbe North American University, had stepped out, last night, to give direction to someone, when the hoodlums attacked him with cutlasses, while demanding for his phone.
     
    However, he was rescued by a security guard who intervened but also ended up being macheted by the suspects. The duo were later rushed to the Maraba Medical Centre, where they are currently recuperating. 
     
    According to his fellow corpers in the state, they are constantly living fear of being attacked by vicious robbers terrorizing the area.
     
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Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 10:52 AM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • The Grammy Awards spread the love on Sunday, with country star Kacey Musgraves and rapper Childish Gambino emerging as the biggest winners with four trophies each.
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    Lady Gaga, Jada Pinket, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez at the Grammy Awards
     
    The biggest names in music came together on Sunday night for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

    Below is the list of nominees with winners indicated in bold.

    Best R&B album

    "Sex & Cigarettes," Toni Braxton

    "Good Thing," Leon Bridges

    "Honestly," Lalah Hathaway

    "H.E.R." H.E.R. *WINNER

    "Gumbo Unplugged (Live)," PJ Morton

    Best country album

    "Unapologetically," Kelsea Ballerini

    "Port Saint Joe," Brothers Osborne

    "Girl Going Nowhere," Ashley McBryde

    "Golden Hour," Kacey Musgraves *WINNER

    "Volume 2," Chris Stapleton

    Album of the year

    "Invasion of Privacy," Cardi B

    "By the Way, I Forgive You," Brandi Carlile

    "Scorpion," Drake

    "H.E.R.," H.E.R.

    "Beerbongs & Bentleys," Post Malone

    "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monae

    "Golden Hour," Kacey Musgraves *WINNER

    "Black Panther: The Album," Featuring Kendrick Lamar

    Record of the year

    "I Like It," Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

    "The Joke," Brandi Carlile

    "This is America," Childish Gambino *WINNER

    "God's Plan," Drake

    "Shallow," Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

    "All The Stars," Kendrick Lamar and SZA

    "Rockstar," Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

    "The Middle," Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

    Song of the year

    "All The Stars," Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Al Shuckburgh, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

    "Boo'd Up," Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai, and Dijon McFarlane

    "God's Plan," Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron Latour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib.

    "In My Blood," Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes and Geoffrey Warburton

    "The Joke," Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth

    "The Middle," Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha and Anton Zaslavski

    "Shallow," Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

    "This Is America," Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson *WINNER

    Best new artist

    Chloe X Halle

    Luke Combs

    Greta Van Fleet

    H.E.R.

    Dua Lipa *WINNER


    Margo Price

    Bebe Rexha

    Jorja Smith

    Best pop solo performance

    "Colors," Beck

    "Havana (Live)," Camila Cabello

    "God Is A Woman," Ariana Grande

    "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)," Lady Gaga *WINNER

    "Better Now," Post Malone

    Best pop vocal album

    "Camila," Camila Cabello

    "Meaning Of Life," Kelly Clarkson

    "Sweetener," Ariana Grande *WINNER

    "Shawn Mendes," Shawn Mendes

    "Beautiful Trauma," P!nk

    "Reputation," Taylor Swift

    Best pop duo/group performance

    "Fall in Line," Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato

    "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," Backstreet Boys

    "'S Wonderful," Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

    "Shallow," Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper *WINNER
     
    The biggest names in music came together on Sunday night for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

    Below is the list of nominees with winners indicated in bold.

    Best R&B album

    "Sex & Cigarettes," Toni Braxton

    "Good Thing," Leon Bridges

    "Honestly," Lalah Hathaway

    "H.E.R." H.E.R. *WINNER


    "Gumbo Unplugged (Live)," PJ Morton

    Best country album

    "Unapologetically," Kelsea Ballerini

    "Port Saint Joe," Brothers Osborne

    "Girl Going Nowhere," Ashley McBryde

    "Golden Hour," Kacey Musgraves *WINNER

    "Volume 2," Chris Stapleton

    Album of the year

    "Invasion of Privacy," Cardi B

    "By the Way, I Forgive You," Brandi Carlile

    "Scorpion," Drake

    "H.E.R.," H.E.R.

    "Beerbongs & Bentleys," Post Malone

    "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monae

    "Golden Hour," Kacey Musgraves *WINNER


    "Black Panther: The Album," Featuring Kendrick Lamar

    Record of the year

    "I Like It," Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

    "The Joke," Brandi Carlile

    "This is America," Childish Gambino *WINNER

    "God's Plan," Drake

    "Shallow," Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

    "All The Stars," Kendrick Lamar and SZA

    "Rockstar," Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

    "The Middle," Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

    Song of the year

    "All The Stars," Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Al Shuckburgh, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

    "Boo'd Up," Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai, and Dijon McFarlane

    "God's Plan," Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron Latour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib.

    "In My Blood," Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes and Geoffrey Warburton

    "The Joke," Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth

    "The Middle," Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha and Anton Zaslavski

    "Shallow," Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

    "This Is America," Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson *WINNER

    Best new artist


    Chloe X Halle

    Luke Combs

    Greta Van Fleet

    H.E.R.

    Dua Lipa *WINNER

    Margo Price

    Bebe Rexha

    Jorja Smith

    Best pop solo performance

    "Colors," Beck

    "Havana (Live)," Camila Cabello

    "God Is A Woman," Ariana Grande

    "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)," Lady Gaga *WINNER

    "Better Now," Post Malone

    Best pop vocal album

    "Camila," Camila Cabello

    "Meaning Of Life," Kelly Clarkson

    "Sweetener," Ariana Grande *WINNER

    "Shawn Mendes," Shawn Mendes

    "Beautiful Trauma," P!nk

    "Reputation," Taylor Swift

    Best pop duo/group performance

    "Fall in Line," Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato

    "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," Backstreet Boys

    "'S Wonderful," Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

    "Shallow," Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper *WINNER

    "Girls Like You," Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

    "Say Something," Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton

    "The Middle," Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

    Best rap album


    "Invasion Of Privacy," Cardi B *WINNER


    "Swimming," Mac Miller

    "Victory Lap," Nipsey Hussle

    "Daytona," Pusha T

    "Astroworld," Travis Scott

    Best rap song

    "God's Plan," Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake) *WINNER

    "King's Dead," Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)

    "Lucky You," R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)

    "Sicko Mode," Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)

    "Win," K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)

    Best country song

    "Break Up In The End," Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)

    "Dear Hate," Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)

    "I Lived It," Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

    "Space Cowboy," Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) *WINNER

    "Tequila," Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

    "When Someone Stops Loving You," Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)

    Best R&B performance

    "Long As I Live," Toni Braxton

    "Summer," The Carters

    "Y O Y," Lalah Hathaway

    "Best Part," H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar *WINNER

    "First Began," PJ Morton

    "Say Something," Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton

    "The Middle," Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 10:48 AM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Tonto Dikeh looked so enchanting as she attended the wedding ceremony of her friend.
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    Tonto Dikeh
     
    Tonto Dikeh stylishly rocks the Isi Agu - traditional outfit linked to the Igbos as she graced the wedding ceremony of her friend.
     
    According to reports, the 33-year old mother of one was part of the groomsmen and she did well.
     
    After she posted pictures, many of her followers showed interest in making the traditional outfit for themselves.
     
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    She wrote: "The smile you Let Out When your best friend is getting married and you truly love His wife..
     
    "God bless the day. God bless your Home @dukeofspadess."

Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 10:43 AM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • Nigeria's main opposition party, the PDP has reportedly lost a chieftain in faraway London.
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    Rt. Hon Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi
     
    A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party who is also a former member of the House of Representatives and President of African Parliament, Rt. Hon Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi has reportedly died in an disclosed hospital in London, England.
     
    According to DailySun, Amadi died on Sunday.
     
    The health of the three-term House of Representatives member for Mbaitoli/Ikeduru constituency had been deteriorating in recent times as a result of a stroke he had suffered which had kept him bedridden for several months.
     
    A close family member, who confirmed the death of the 55-year-old former Chief Whip of the Federal House of Representatives, said that he died in London where he has been treated.

Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 10:42 AM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • A promising Nigerian lady has passed away in her sleep briefly after graduating from a higher institution in flying colours.
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    The deceased
     
    A Facebook user, Chimelum Ajanma  has shared the story of a tertiary institution graduate who lost her life unexpectedly.
     
    She was awaiting her National Youth Service Corp call-up letter which was supposed to engage her for a whole year.
     
    The netizen claimed to have chatted with her before she died and she shared evidence.
     
    Read what she wrote below:
     
    ''I heard about your demise this afternoon and I was devastated, I mean why on earth will your life be cut short at this time when you are already at the peak of enjoying your labour after graduating from the uni awaiting Nysc!
     
    We had a short conversation weeks back little did I know that will be our last chat, No sickness,No accident,slept and never came back just like that..life is a joke!
     
    Rip dear, till we meet to part no more.
     
    I love you dear friend"
     
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Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 10:34 AM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
    • Many people have been left in state of shock after two persons suspected to be lovers were found dead inside a car. The suspected lovers
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      A man and woman suspected to be lovers have been found dead in a car on Saturday at Maryland area of Lagos State.
       
      The man is identified as Emmanuel Chetan while the woman’s name was given as Annie Bose Akhadelor.
       
      Chetan was said to be working as a creative director at Image World Visual.
       
      Residents who saw the unconscious lovers in the vehicle raised the alarm which attracted other neighbours.
       
      They later reported the matter to the police. The incident was said to have occurred about 8p.m. on Saturday at Maryland bus stop, causing gridlock. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident.
       
      He said items like identity card of the man, his phone, alcoholic beverages and some local concoctions suspected to be herbal mixtures were found in the car.
       
      Oti said the police were called to the scene about 8. 30a.m. yesterday and their bodies had already become stiff before policemen arrived the scene.
       
      The PPRO also disclosed that the relations of the deceased woman had been contacted.
       
      According to him, the state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, has directed the Forensic Unit of the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, to carry out detailed investigation into the matter and submit the report within a week.
       
      He added: “Their remains had been evacuated from the scene and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy to be carried out on them so as to ascertain the cause of their death.”
       

Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 10:12 AM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies
  • Aside being fantastically rich and classy, the Ikeji sisters are also beautiful and they crave for media attention a lot.
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    Linda Ikeji, Laura Ikeji and a family member
     
     
    Laura Ikeji, fashion enterprenuer and sister to popular blogger, Linda Ikeji shared lovely photos of herself and sisters.
     
    It appears they all stepped out for an event. Linda Ikeji is rarely seen in public as her hands are always glued to her blog. 
     
    She seems to have changed since she employed fresh hands and had her child, baby Jaycee.
     
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Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 10:05 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Atiku spoke of the failure of Buhari�s government, saying that it has brought the nation�s economy to its knees and must be punished for it.
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    Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,
     
    The mammoth crowd of supporters that attended yesterday’s rally of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano has further strengthened the growing forecast that the main opposition party’s flag bearer is in strong contention in areas hitherto believed to be strongholds of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
     
    Buhari had won convincingly the massive voting North-west states of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa and Kano in the 2015 general election that saw him squaring up with the incumbent, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, making bookmakers to declare them his strongholds.
     
    But with the advent of Atiku and his campaign, the large numbers of enthusiastic supporters that subscribed to his rallies have got analysts rethinking their permutations and giving the PDP standard bearer a winning chance in some of the states.
     
    Atiku’s rallies in Jigawa, Kaduna and Katsina, the home state of the president, drew such an unprecedented crowd that some leading lights of the APC, THISDAY learnt, have expressed fears privately that Buhari might have shed a heavy weight.The situation is not markedly different in the North-east states of Bauchi and Bornu that were thought to be Buhari’s impregnable fortresses. If anyone had any doubt that that was no longer the case, said one analyst, Atiku’s last week’s rallies in those states must have cleared such doubt.
     
    Perhaps encouraged by the massive crowd, Atiku spoke glowingly of the failure of Buhari’s government, saying that it has brought the nation’s economy to its knees and must be punished for it.
     
    The punishment, he said, should come in form of votes that would send its President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration out of office.
     
    With all available spaces occupied by PDP’s followers at the stadium, 28 persons were said to have slumped at the event, while the huge crowd that flooded the stadium made it difficult for movement within the Kano metropolis, especially around the stadium.
     
    People were seen lined up the streets, as early as 9am to welcome Atiku to the ancient town. As soon as he arrived in the city, the presidential candidate headed to the palace of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi.
     
    For a journey of less than 20 minutes, it took Atiku-led campaign team over four hours to get to the palace and another three hours to get to the stadium because of the human/vehicular traffic created by Atiku’s visit.
     
    He was accompanied by the Director-General of the presidential campaign, Senate President Bukola Saraki; the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus; and former governor of Kano, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; among other key party’s leaders.
     
    Until recently, Kano was a Buhari stronghold, securing his highest number of votes, nearly two million, in 2015. Kwankwaso, who was the governor of the state when this happened, is now in PDP.
     
    Speaking to PDP supporters, Atiku disclosed that if given the mandate on Saturday, he would support the renewal of agriculture and the economy, which according to him, are in shambles.
     
    He said: “Are you going to vote for PDP? If you vote for PDP, the government will revitalize business and the moribund industries in Kano. We will also boost agriculture.


    “I will ensure that among my priorities would be the revitalization of agriculture, industries and commercial activities so as to boost the economy, which has been killed by the APC government.”
     
    Atiku noted that Kano, which used to be the centre of commercial activities in the North, is experiencing backwardness in business and commerce.
     
    Also speaking at the rally, the PDP national chairman told the overwhelmed crowd that the Kano rally represents a revolution and a pointer that Kano people have reembraced PDP.
     
    Saraki said there is hunger in Nigeria, accusing the APC government of bringing hardship on the people, saying there is need for Nigerians to vote out the government.
     
    “Today, Kano people have spoken; and what we have seen in this unprecedented crowd today is that PDP has taken over Kano. People have agreed to vote for PDP. A vote for PDP and a vote for Atiku will put food on our table,” the Senate president added.
     
    In his address, former governor of the state, Kwankwaso said the mammoth crowd had sent a message to Aso Rock that PDP has already taken over Kano.
     
    ‘’Today, Kano people and particularly, the youths have shown that Kano is for PDP and Kwankwasiyya,” he said.
     
    Atiku, who was visibly overjoyed over the mammoth crowd, was clad on Kwankwasiyya red cap and white Babarriga to match.
     
    Meanwhile, with six days to the presidential election, PDP has called on its members and supporters to use every legitimate means available to them in a democracy to defend themselves and resist all acts of intimidation by the ruling APC.
     
    The main opposition party said it has resolved to use, in full measure, all defence machinery legitimately available, including its numerical strength, in marching with millions of Nigerians across the nation to defend its votes, with the stiffest resistance, ever, against any infraction by the APC and the Buhari presidency.
     
    The Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, made the call yesterday while addressing a press conference in Abuja.
     
    He said: “You will particularly recall that on February 4, 2019, the PDP handed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) a 48-hour ultimatum to make public the list of all officials and ad-hoc staff that will play any form of role in the February 16 Presidential election at all levels, for verification by stakeholders.


    “That demand was predicated on our findings that the INEC leadership in deferring to directives by Buhari Presidency and the APC had collected lists of APC loyalists from APC state governors and candidates, across the federation to serve as electoral officials, including ad-hoc staff and returning officers at the polling units.


    “You will recall that upon our demand the APC openly directed INEC to ignore the PDP and go ahead with its compromised list. Shockingly INEC leadership appeared to have obeyed the APC, ostensibly because of threats by the party to give its leadership the Onnoghen treatment if it fails to comply.”
     
    Ologbondiyan noted that this was in addition to how the presidency has been importing mercenaries from Chad and Niger Republic to vote for Buhari and to unleash violence in the country upon his eventual defeat.
     
    He said the party had also alerted of plots to manipulate the smart card readers so as to substitute biometric accreditation with manual verification and pave way for mass rigging and allocation of fictitious votes for Buhari.
     
    Ologbondiyan stated: “From the foregoing, it is clear to all that the Buhari presidency and the APC are out to rig the election and that INEC is in clear deficit of the required will to conduct a credible, free and fair election.


    “In this regard, the PDP charges all its members and supporters, in their millions, to politically occupy and become extra vigilant by closely monitoring all electoral activities around their polling centres.


    “In this determination, the PDP is ready to confront the Buhari-controlled security forces and APC thugs, head to head, at all levels. For this, we charge our members and supporters to use every means available to them legitimately in a democracy to defend themselves and resist all acts of intimidation by the APC.”

Posted by: slimsaint - 11-02-2019, 08:51 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • It was gathered that two vehicles were torched during the political violence that erupted in lpogun area of the state at about 6.12pm, Thursday.
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    The Social Democratic Party candidate for the House of Representative in Idanre/Ifedore Federal constituency, Ondo state, Alhaji Tajudeen Adefisoye has been arrested over the death of a 25 year old Benjamin Falusi during an  electioneering campaign. He is being detained at the state SIIB together with three other suspects.

    Two persons were reportedly shot. While Falusi died before getting to the hospital, the other victim survived and now receiving treatment in the hospital.

    Others being detained include Akande Vincent and Akinsanya Olatunbosun.

    Saturday Vanguard gathered that two vehicles were torched during the political violence that erupted in lpogun area of the state at about 6.12pm, Thursday.

    Some thugs accompanying the candidate, according to report, had earlier that day attacked the campaign vehicle of the PDP candidate in the federal constituency Hon Kayode Akinmade.

    Reports had it that some political thugs following the party’s candidate shot at  some motorcycle operators who had approached him for their settlement after the rally.

    The shooting and subsequent murder of the Okada operator reportedly infuriated the residents of the community , who protested and threatened to revenge the death of the young boy.  Adefisoye just defected from the All Progressive Congress to the SDP.

Posted by: Eagletale - 11-02-2019, 07:57 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • [Image: 2E4C4285-3E3F-42C5-8AE9-979304B43A4A.jpeg]

    The Northern Stakeholders Forum, NSF, has said that they dumped President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and opted for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, because the former had disappointed Nigerians.

    The Director, Action and Mobilisation of the group, Aminu Adam gave the reason at a zonal town hall meeting at Mambayya House in Kano.

    Adam said the NSF supported Buhari in 2015 when there was so much yearning and agitation for credible leader who would move northern Nigeria forward.

    According to him, they were among the youths, who orchestrated a protest in United States of America, when they suspected rigging by PDP in 2015 elections.

    NSF claimed that when Buhari came to power, they realised that he had failed to fulfill his campaign promises, especially in the area of fighting corruption, economy and security.

    He said, “In 2015, we fully supported Buhari because we believed he was the only person to move northern Nigeria forward. This is because we see that north is lagging behind in terms of development.

    “Ironically, when Buhari came to power, we realised that he even prefers south to the north that gave him unprecedented votes.

    “Buhari has failed to fulfil his campaign promises, especially in the areas of economy, corruption and security.

    “Look at how killings are becoming the order of the day. People of Zamfara have turned to refugees as a result of incessant killings. Likewise Katsina, Kaduna, Taraba, Benue states and other places.

    “That is why we have now decided to try Atiku Abubakar because we believe in his integrity and compassion for the masses. We also believe in his ability to perform better than Buhari.”

    dailypost

Posted by: Eagletale - 11-02-2019, 07:48 AM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • [Image: buhari-osinbajo1.jpg]

    The Chairman, African Newspapers of Nigeria, ANN, PLC, publishers of Tribune titles, Ambassador (Dr) Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu, has denied endorsing, the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

    She said the political campaign posters in circulation purportedly printed, courtesy of herself was not from her.
    Dr Awolowo reacted in a statement she personally signed and made available to journalists on Sunday.

    She pointed out that though it was her right to endorse candidates for political offices based on her conviction, it was not transferable.

    Her statement added, “My attention has been drawn to political campaign posters in circulation and on some online platforms, purportedly printed, courtesy of myself, in endorsement of the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket ahead of the presidential election coming up on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

    “Whereas, it is my right to endorse candidates for political offices based on my conviction, this inalienable right is not transferable. I, therefore, consider this attempted blackmail utterly preposterous and I totally reject it.

    “I do not belong to any political party. I restate my commitment to the sustenance and promotion of the legacy of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his Jewel, Yeye Oodua H. I. D. Awolowo, in every detail. I note the emerging consensus that Awo’s prescriptions continue to be the unassailable strategies for development in this country.

    “I remain convinced that Awo was translated from a partisan politician to a universal ideal on May 9, 1987. It is on the basis of this principle, therefore, that I have piloted the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation for the past 25 years and, lately, the HID Awolowo Foundation as strictly non-partisan institutions, for the incisive interrogation of issues that impact on the Nigerian people and their development.

    “Finally, let me state in unequivocal terms that I, Ambassador (Dr) Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu, never commissioned any person(s) to print posters with my photograph endorsing any candidates for any elections. Any publication to that effect is fraudulent and should be dismissed in its entirety.”

    dailypost

Posted by: Eagletale - 11-02-2019, 04:59 AM - Forum: Sports World - No Replies
  • [Image: 000_1D98Z4.jpg]

    Sergio Aguero grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester City scored four times inside 25 minutes to thrash Chelsea 6-0 and leapfrog Liverpool again to top spot in the Premier League on goal difference on Sunday.

    Aguero should have had even more than three as the Argentine missed a glorious early chance and hit the bar in the second-half in a humiliating afternoon for Maurizio Sarri’s men.

    Raheem Sterling started and ended the scoring and Ilkay Gundogan also netted in the first quarter of the game as City ended what could have been a testing week with a trip to Everton in between the visits of Arsenal and Chelsea with maximum points.

    Jurgen Klopp’s men maintain the advantage of a game in hand, but handed a reprieve by Liverpool’s draws against Leicester and West Ham in recent weeks, City look determined to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League.

    Chelsea on the other hand slip to sixth with the scale of the defeat sure to raise further doubts over Sarri’s future.

    A 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth in their last away game was Chelsea’s heaviest league defeat since 1996.

    And this was their worst loss in any competition since 1991 after failing to recover from Sterling’s fourth-minute opener.

    Eden Hazard went to sleep from Kevin de Bruyne’s quickly taken free-kick and Bernardo Silva had acres of space to cross for the England international to fire home.

    Pep Guardiola had described this match as a “final” for his side given that Chelsea had a week to prepare, while City ground out a 2-0 win at Everton on Wednesday.

    Guardiola fell to the floor in exasperation when Aguero somehow side-footed wide with his easiest chance of the game moments later.

    But the Catalan coach need not have worried that would prove a costly miss as Aguero made amends in stunning fashion by blasting into the top corner from 25 yards to double City’s after just 13 minutes.

    Aguero had a simple task to make it 3-0 six minutes later when he pounced on Ross Barkley’s slack header towards his own goal.

    And Gundogan’s shot from the edge of the area then had too much power for the world’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to compound Chelsea’s woes.

    Such was the defensive collapse at the other end, Gonzalo Higuain had little chance to shine but the Argentine striker was unfortunate not to score his third goal in as many league starts for Chelsea when Ederson turned over his dipping volley five minutes before the break.

    That was as much of a response as Chelsea mustered, though, and it only got worse for Sarri’s chances of keeping his job in the second period.

    Aguero missed his first chance to seal a second hat-trick in two games when he headed against the crossbar.

    But when Sterling was too quick for Cesar Azpilicueta and chopped down by the Spaniard inside the area, Aguero coolly slotted home from the penalty spot to move level with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah as the Premier League’s top scorer on 17 for the season.

    Even after Aguero went off to a standing ovation, City’s strength in depth shone through as Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and David Silva came off the bench.

    And Silva’s pass opened the visitors up again for the sixth as he picked out Oleksandr Zinchenko who crossed for Sterling to tap home.

    guardian

Posted by: slimsaint - 10-02-2019, 05:41 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Addressing newsmen in Abuja, she said her decision was based on her belief that President Buhari had done well and therefore was worthy of a re-election.
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    Dr Rabia Hassan Cengiz
     
     
    A female presidential candidate on the platform of National Action Council (NAC), Dr Rabia Hassan Cengiz, has stepped down and thrown her weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of next week’s presidential election.

    Cingiz is the second candidate to quit the presidential race after former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, of Allied Congress Party Nigeria (ACPN), chickened out.

    Addressing newsmen in Abuja, she said her decision was based on her belief that President Buhari had done well and therefore was worthy of a re-election.

    She, however, called on Nigerians to overwhelmingly vote for the APC candidate to enable him entrench the dividends of democracy.

    Her words “after due consultations with party members and critical stakeholders, I am pleased to inform you that NAC has decided to support the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.

    “All NAC members are enjoined to vote for him on February 16."


    She further maintained that Emeka Ezeugo popularly known as Rev King does not belong to NAC, neither is he a card-carrying member of the party even as his presidential posters flood the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

    “Ezeuko Emeka, aka Reverend King is an imposter and those parading him as a presidential candidate of NAC are purely mischief-makers.

    “All NAC members and well-wishers must disregard and distance themselves from this impostor and his partners in crime now that their evil game of deceit and mischief has been uncovered,”
    she said.

Posted by: slimsaint - 10-02-2019, 05:39 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • Governor of Zamfara State has threatened that there would be no elections in the State if INEC exclude the APC candidates from the forth coming elections.
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    Governor Abdulaziz Yari
     
     
    Abdulaziz Yari, Governor of Zamfara State, says there won't be elections in the state if candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) do not participate.

    He stated this at the APC campaign rally in Talata Mafara on Saturday.

    According to Yari, INEC would make a mistake if APC candidates were excluded from contesting in the elections. 

    INEC had excluded the list of APC candidates in Zamfara based on an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja to the effect.

    However, another High Court in Zamfara ruled that primary elections held in the state, and directed INEC to field APC candidates.

    However, the list of candidates have not presented by INEC.

    He assured party supporters of APC participation in the election, stating that "there would be no elections in Zamfara should INEC refused to field the APC candidates “.

    “All our actions were based on court orders. We are advising INEC to obey the court order and bring out the list of APC candidates in the state," he added.

Posted by: slimsaint - 10-02-2019, 05:36 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  •   The coalition�s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, in a statement said an Assistant Inspector-General of Police and another senior officer from the Department of State Services are to coordinate the operation.
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    Walter Onnoghen
     
    Opposition political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties on Sunday said it had obtained credible intelligence that a combined team of security agents has been approved by the Presidency to cordon off the venue of the National Judicial Council meeting scheduled for Monday as members  proceed to consider the answers to the queries issued to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and Justice Tanko Mohammed.
     
    According to a statement on Sunday by the coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, the operatives have been handed instructions that they should do whatever is necessary to ensure the NJC indicts the CJN and set Justice Mohammed free from all allegations.
     
    The coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, in a statement  said an Assistant Inspector-General of Police and another senior officer from the Department of State Services are to coordinate the operation.
     
    Ugochinyere said, “The security agents are to claim that there is intelligence of a possible breach of security which would warrant the increased security.


    “They are to coax, coerce and show some members their unfavourable security reports to get them to do the bidding of the government.


    “This latest decision was informed by the fact that the Federal Government is aware that the Nigerian opposition has obtained further evidence to prove that the removal of Justice Walter Onnoghen from office by President Buhari is merely for political purpose having failed in a bid to recruit the CJN to support the APC and use the exalted office of the Chief Justice to unduly favour the Party and the President in the post 2019 Supreme Court election petition appeals. Knowing that they do not have anything on the CJN, they have resorted to strong-arm tactics, intimidation and harassment.


    “It has come to light that the Interim Investigation Report which was intercepted by the opposition was actually a report of a former investigation by the EFCC which was found to have no merit and which was discarded but was now doctored by the EFCC Chairman and submitted to the President as a purported indictment of the CJN.


    “A copy of the statement issued by the former spokesperson of the Commission on September 6, 2017 clearly showed that the EFCC had investigated the CJN following his appointment as Acting CJN and had discarded the petitions after full investigations.


    “The Chairman of EFCC is simply framing the CJN in a bid to help shield the Presidency from the obvious unconstitutional act of the removal of the CJN.”
     
    Ugochinyere claimed that from the Interim Report submitted by Magu, it was clear that the investigation covered the period ending in 2016 just before the appointment as acting CJN and the commission did not find any merit in the petition. He added that while reproducing the same report, Magu  presented it as an ongoing report and purported to make insinuations that the CJN was corrupt.
     
    “The report also shows that President Muhammadu Buhari was aware of the investigation both at the EFCC and the Code of Conduct Bureau and exposed the fact that the Vice-President Pastor Yemi Osinbajo was not telling the truth to the entire nation and the world when he publicly claimed that the President was not aware of the activities of the investigating agencies concerning the CJN. Both the Vice President and the EFCC Chairman ought to tender their resignations having been exposed indubitably to have lied to the nation so as to save the government some shame and reference as a lying government. It is now categorical that the government manipulated institutions of state to frame up, blackmail and tarnish the image of persons who refuse to be recruited into their unpatriotic plot.


    “Now that the truth has been laid bare, the Nigerian opposition declares that the unlawful and unconstitutional removal of Justice Walter Onnoghen from office by President Muhammadu Buhari was merely a political move and was completely unconnected to any fight against corruption. It is clear that the travails of the CJN is politically motivated, an afterthought, a witch-hunt and a calculated attempt to continue the unwarranted attacks and harassment of the head of the judiciary and third arm of government because he refused to yield his office for trading of judgments and judicial reprieve.


    “The factional CJN Tanko Mohammed is now yielding the office of the CJN to the Executive to manipulate the NJC meeting for his own personal gain and to reap the fruit of the illegal forced suspension of Justice Onnoghen. Nigerians are reminded to keep vigil over the venue so that the last hope of the common man is not conquered. Also the members of the NJC are the last line of defence for the judiciary and they bear the burden of standing firm to resist this invasion by these political barbarians by sacking Justice Tanko Mohammed from the bench for conniving to breach the NJC guidelines and the 1999 Constitution. The plot to use security agents to attempt to intimidate members of the NJC is reprehensible, condemnable and repugnant and must be dismantled immediately as continuing with it will be one abuse too many in a constitutional democracy,” he added.

Posted by: slimsaint - 10-02-2019, 05:32 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • About nine vehicles in the convoy were set ablaze while several others had their windscreens smashed.
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    File Photo
     
    Suspected hoodlums on Saturday attacked the campaign convoy of the All Progressives Congress in the Dei-Dei axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
     
    The APC campaign convoy comprising the FCT Minister’s Chief of Staff, Bashir Mai-Borno, the APC Chairman in the FCT, Abdulmalik Usman, the Director-General, FCT Campaign Council, Musa Mohammed, candidates of the party to various offices in the forthcoming election as well as other supporters, was attacked while  on its way to the palace of the Sarkin Jiwa.
     
    About nine vehicles in the convoy were set ablaze while several others had their windscreens smashed. The APC convoy was reportedly pelted with rocks and other deadly missiles while few individuals sustained injuries in the attack.
     
    The Media aide to the FCT Minister, Abubakar  Sani, explained in a statement that other motorists were also not spared as their vehicles suffered serious damage, adding that no life was lost.
     
     The hoodlums were said to have blockaded the road around the Timber Market, DeiDei, preventing the APC convoy from proceeding to the palace of the Sarkin Jiwa.
     
    They were said to have taken advantage of a Peoples Democratic Party rally which was also being held around the Dei Dei Timber Market, to unleash mayhem on the APC Campaign convoy.
     
    The security detail attached to the office of the FCT Minister and others covering the event, however, responded by firing shots in the air to calm the situation.
     
    Unfortunately, the convoy was attacked again around the same spot while it was returning from the palace and heading to the grand finale of the APC FCT Campaign at the Old Parade Ground. It was during this second confrontation that nine vehicles were set ablaze.
     
    Reacting after the incident, Mohammed described the attack as unfortunate, adding that intelligence information suggested that the attack might be premeditated.
     
    The DG was, however, quick to dispel the notion that some PDP supporters or ethnic elements were behind the incident.

Posted by: slimsaint - 10-02-2019, 05:30 PM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • [Image: Seyi%20Law.JPG]

    The unserious Seyi Law posted on his Instagram page this morning that he was only joking and that his relationship with his wife was still intact.
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    Seyi Law, wife and daughter
     

    Comedian Seyi Law says he never separated from his wife and that he was only joking.

    Around 12.30am on Sunday, Seyi Law posted on his Instagram  that he had separated from his wife due to irreconcilable differences. He wrote: "Due to irreconcilable differences would have been enough to announce this, but the kind and beautiful heart of my ex-wife must be stated. She is one of the best women I have ever known. It is however sad, that I announce that my wife and I have decided to path ways for good. We will appreciate your love and support at this time. God bless you. Tiwaloluwa is safe and good."

    The story went viral on social media with thousands making comments, wondering why he should do that.

    But the unserious Seyi Law posted on his Instagram page this morning that he was only joking and that his relationship with his wife was still intact.

    “Human beings love bad news ‘sha’. I have been promoting my shows since, very few talks. ‘Abegi,’ I ‘dey’ UK for media rounds. My wife and I are intact. Kai, people can’t even read between the lines. I said PATH WAY not part way. My Ex-wife, ‘abeg’ which one.

    “Please, help me spread this one like the fake news. I need to sell tickets. I am sorry the joke is too expensive,”
    he posted.

    He took to his Instagram page again to apologise to his wife for the embarrassment.

    “I need to apologise to my wife who found the joke highly embarrassing and way out of line. Thanks for bearing my excesses. You are beautiful, kind and definitely the best of your type.

    “God bless you abundantly. I appreciate you always. May God never give us a reason to part ways, but PATH many ways for the future generations to tread.serious,”
    he said.

Posted by: slimsaint - 10-02-2019, 05:27 PM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • Eyewitness account said that the fire occurred in front of the Amawbia Fire Service and near the Police Headquarters, Anambra Governor's Lodge and other public buildings.
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    No fewer than two persons were confirmed dead and six others injured, when a tanker, fully loaded with petrol, on Saturday night, skidded off track and fell at Amawbia Junction, near the Governor’s lodge in Awka, Anambra State.

    The petrol tanker, immediately, went up in flames.

    Eyewitnesses’ accounts said that at least eight vehicles and some residential buildings within the vicinity were also destroyed in the inferno.
    Two dead, 6 injured as petrol tanker explodes in Anambra

    Eyewitness account said that the fire occurred in front of the Amawbia Fire Service and near the Police Headquarters, Anambra Governor’s Lodge and other public buildings.

    Narrating his experience, one of the victims, Mr Paul Igwemma, whose car got burnt in the fire, said the tanker was negotiating a bend when it fell and subsequently burst into flames.

    Igwemma, who was full of praises to God, said he had to abandon his vehicle and ran for dear life.

    “I saw the vehicle trying to negotiate to this direction and all of a sudden, the tanker fell and hit the pavement of the roundabout. So, I immediately ran out of my car.

    “Few seconds after, there was an explosion accompanied by fire and as you can see, my car is burnt beyond recognition, together with about ten other vehicles,”
    he said.
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    An eyewitness, Mary Anyaora, who was seen weeping at the scene, said the number of casualties could still be more.

    Anyaora said that many more people were still trapped in their buildings and might not be able to escape from the fire.

    She said that the effect of the fire could have been minimal, if there was an immediate intervention from the Fire Service.

    Confirming the incident, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), blamed the incident on careless driving on the part of the tanker driver.
     
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    Kumapayi said that two persons died, while six others sustained injuries with eight vehicles burnt beyond recognition.

    “The driver did not stop when the tank fell, the incident happened in front of the Fire Service and fire fighters were still making efforts to put out the fire,” he said.

    NAN reports that the fire was still raging at the time of filing the report, while men of the fire service were seen battling to put it out.

Posted by: slimsaint - 10-02-2019, 05:22 PM - Forum: Crime - No Replies
  • A-six-year-old boy was beheaded with a piece of broken glass in front of his screaming mum, a campaign group has claimed.
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    Zakaria Al-Jaber
     
     
    The first pictures have emerged of a six-year-old boy who was beheaded with a shard of glass in front of his screaming mother in Saudi Arabia.

    Zakaria Al-Jaber was in a taxi with his mother, on their way to the shrine of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina, when a car drove up and the boy was dragged out.

    The taxi driver reportedly dragged the boy towards a coffee shop in the Al-Tilal area before smashing a glass bottle and slitting his throat.

    The attacker slit the six-year-old's throat with a shard of glass before stabbing him repeatedly as both his mother and a nearby police officer attempted to stop the brutal attack, TMV reported. 

    Sajid Hussain shared pictures of the boy on Twitter, calling for 'justice' and saying: 'Smallest coffins are the heaviest'.

    He said: That's barbaric how that Saudi driver beheaded 6years old Zakariya.

    'You don't need to be a Shia or Sunni. Try to be a a Human first. Justice Delayed means Justice Denied.' 

     
    [Image: Zakariya%202.JPG]
     
     
    An unknown man had reportedly asked the mother if she was Shia before the attack, to which she answered yes.    

    It is not known why the boy was targeted, but Saudi officials have reportedly claimed the attacker was suffering from mental health issues.

    Shia Rights Watch have claimed the boy was killed on Thursday in an act of sectarian violence.

    They said: 'The Saudi Shia community came together today in mourning and to show solidarity with the parents.

    'The community also reported this incident is a result of ongoing violations and lack of protection by the Saudi authority toward its Shia population.'


    Shia Rights Watch, whose headquarters are in Washington D.C., said the beheading must be addressed ASAP.

    They added: 'Shia Rights Watch, other human rights NGOs and activists have long advocated for the rights of this minority through campians, UN and other entities.

    'However the population still suffers because of the lack of international commitment to end such violations.

    'Beheading of a young child in such manner must be addressed ASAP.'

Posted by: slimsaint - 10-02-2019, 05:20 PM - Forum: Politics - No Replies
  • The State Publicity Secretary of the APC who described the story of the alleged certificate forgery as untrue explained that the press conference was postponed because members of the state campaign committee were yet to conclude their meeting.
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    Confusion enveloped the programmes of the Kwara State branch of the All Progressives Congress in Ilorin on Saturday following a publication by an online medium “news accelerator” that the governorship candidate of the party, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, allegedly presented a forged WAEC certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission for the March 2 governorship election.

    Though both the state branch of the APC and the media aide to the governorship candidate, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, dismissed the allegation as fake news, SUNDAY PUNCH correspondent in Ilorin observed that two programmes earlier scheduled by the party’s executives were either cancelled or postponed.

    It was gathered that a press conference organised by the Committee on President Mohamadu Buhari’s campaign visit to Kwara State on Monday scheduled to hold at the new secretariat of the party at theGRA, Ilorin at 11am was postponed indefinitely via the party’s Whatshap message. Another programme where the party was to receive decampees from the PDP and other political parties was cancelled outright by 10.30am shortly before its commencement.

    The State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Folaranmi Aro, who described the story of the alleged certificate forgery as untrue explained that the press conference was postponed because members of the state campaign committee were yet to conclude their meeting.

    He said, “The state committee on the visit of President Buhari met this morning, but we could not conclude our meeting. We are going to meet again at 1pm today and if we can conclude our meeting, we will call you either by 3pm or 4pm today.”

    Also, Abdulrazak’s media aide, Ajakaye, described the news story as untrue, adding that his principal submitted genuine documents to INEC.

    He said, “The media may note that Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was prequalified and indeed contested elections in 2011 and 2015 with the same genuine WAEC results.

    “Raising fake news about his certificate now is another lame attempt by the discredited political dynasty clutching at straws in the face of imminent defeat in the elections.”


    Warning the media to be wary of publishing false news report, Ajakaye maintained, “We however add that the candidate reserves the right to press charges against anyone who deliberately and mischievously peddles lies against him without any credible evidence.”

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