Friday, 31 May 2013

JTF uncovers Lebanese terror cell in Kano

The Joint Task Force on Thursday said it had uncovered a Lebanon-based Hezbollah armoury and terror cell in Bompai, Kano State.
The force, which said it found large cache of arms and ammunition, also confirmed the arrest of three persons in connection with the armoury and the cell.
A Lebanese national currently out of the country reportedly owns the premises where the armoury and the cell were found at No 3, Gaya Road, Off Bompai Road in the ancient city.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Jose Mourinho Reunites with Chelsea, Pen 4year Deal


Jose Mourinho, The Special One as he's fondly refer has returned to where he is 'loved'.  The Portuguese coach, finally re-united with his former club, Chelsea. 

He is expected to be unveiled next week after Real Madrid's last game with Osasuna.

A Stamford Bridge official confirmed that he's signed a four-year contract worth £40 million. "It's official Jose is a Chelsea man again! Everyone is delighted he's coming back - the club, the players and the fans. We are already looking forward to next season; we are sure it's going to be very exciting." The source disclosed. 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Celebrating Nigeria's Democracy: What People has to say

Today being the Nigeria's "uninterrupted"  Democracy clocks 14years and alot of argument has been in the air as to whether this is worth celebrating considering the situation of the country. I try to figure out what soem of my friends has to say about this and here are some of the Status update some of my friends put up about celebrating democracy today. Read on and enjoy.  + permit me, I won't be quoting any name here...
A friend wrote: Rather than wish Nigerians happy democracy day, I'll congratulate you for being a successful government to yourselves, family and community. Don't ask me why, but in case you wonder why, it's quite simply to understand.You build or rent a house and put a burglary proof, that has made you a police to your family. You dig a borehole to have steady water supply, that has made you a family water board. If you purchase a generating set, solar panel or inverter You have usurped the duty PHCN.. Alot of ppl ve died all in d name of Boko Haram and Terrorism yet u're still alive it shows u're d Chief of Army staff on ur own. Now tell me if that does not qualify one to be a governmentHAPPY SURVIVAL DAY FELLOW CITIZEN
Another friend says: Democracy my foot!
Is it not those who enjoy the largesse with our so-called rulers that are in the frenzie alone?
Soon we'll know who's deceiving who......
Yet another friend: Waking up this morning to know that we are celebrating Democracy in Nigeria.
It sounds ridiculous,jovial,sarcastic and comical.
In a country were every sector of the economy is dead,a country were our leaders steal tax payers money with reckless abandon,a country were hatred,corruption and injustice is the motto of the ruling class,a country were 70% of the states are under military control,a country were the rich becomes richer and the poor becomes poorer,a country were funds meant for old,dying civil retirees are stolen & yet the culprits are moving around the Federal Corruption Territory (FCT) in luxury cars,a country were ours girls have turned to sex workers just to earn a living,a country were 99% of youths are unemployed & all our leaders o is to build roads and come on National Media houses to boast of their transformation of the Nation.This is just to mention a few and say the least.
God Bless the FRN,God Bless Nigerians.
Goodmorning Fellas!.
Not everybody have thesame view about the topic in question so here is what another friend wrote: @DEMOCRACY DAY CELEBRATION: A child they say does not start to walk the same day he is born, He grows daily and crawls then later start walking. Many like me argue the fact that Nigeria's Democracy at 14years is Old enough to have delivered so much greatness to her people, but while we try to keep asking for the Government of the day to sit up and take this nation to her promise land, let me wish all Nigerians Happy Democracy Day Celebration. We might not be there, but we are sure not where we use to be. God Bless you all and God bless Nigeria.
 I'll just limit it to these four entries, I guess it's much enough to summarize what is in the minds of Nigerians, Young & Old, Male and Female. 
God Bless Nigeria 


Monday, 27 May 2013

President Jonathan says his name has brought good luck to Nigeria: You agree?

President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday Saturday May 25th that his first name has brought some good luck to Nigeria.  yesterday, the president said:
"Traditional societies attach some values to names. That is why people select good names for their children. In the scriptures sometimes, when God sends you on some special assignment, He could even direct, ‘change the name of this child from this to that. But the name in itself does not make much difference because even from my village, there is one of my peers that also answers Goodluck.  Another one that is a little older than me answers Lucky from my small village and I didn’t see the good luck and lucky in them.
“In terms of bringing my name to bear in Nigerian affairs, within this period, we have our challenges. Of course, you are aware that we have our security challenges. But in spite of the security challenges, the country is moving on. I will say yes, it (his name) brought some good luck to the country.”
nhm, clear throat....

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

B-O-M-B-S-H-E-L-L! Buhari Asks Jonathan To Resign For Killing Boko Haram Members

Photo: B-O-M-B-S-H-E-L-L!
Buhari Asks Jonathan To Resign For Killing Boko Haram Members.

**Jonathan is killing Boko haram members instead to given them money and training as was done to N/Delta Militants.
**he should vacate Aso Rock and give way to competent hand to govern the country.

Goodluck Jonathan to resign from office for his inability to tackle the security challenges facing the country.
“Jonathan should vacate and give way to competent hand to govern the country”, he said.
Speaking to newsmen in his residence in Daura town yesterday, General Buhari said the issue of security is a fundamental duty of any responsible government, but Jonathan failed to protect the lives and the properties of Nigerians since he assumed power.

“When the Niger Delta militants started their activities in the South-South, they were invited by the late President Umaru Yar’adua.
An aircraft was sent to them and their leaders met with the late President in Aso Rock and discussed issues. They were given money and a training scheme was introduced for their members. But when the Boko Haram emerged in the north members of the sect were killed,” General Buhari lamented.
“And when the police failed to address the insurgency, soldiers were invited and they captured the Boko Haram leader, Muhammad Yusuf alive and handed him over to police. But Yusuf was eventually killed, his in-law too was killed and their houses were demolished”, he said.

He said the murder of the Boko Haram leader however provoked his followers and that was what led the country to its present situation. He suggested that government should adopt a new approach that will end the insurgency without affecting the lives and properties of innocent people.

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Former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari has advised President Goodluck Jonathan to resign from office for his inability to tackle the security challenges facing the country.
“Jonathan should vacate and give way to competent hand to govern the country”, he said.
Speaking to newsmen in his residence in Daura town yesterday, General Buhari said the issue of security is a fundamental duty of any responsible government, but Jonathan failed to protect the lives and the properties of Nigerians since he assumed power.
“When the Niger Delta militants started their activities in the South-South, they were invited by the late President Umaru Yar’adua.

Police College, Ikeja wears a new look


Police College, Ikeja was abandoned for more than 30 years. Today, this is The New Look (Picture: Before and after the Presidential intervention).

Just within a space of 5months...this goes to show that if government really wants to do something, then it shouldn't necessary have to take forever.

Africa Visit - Again, Obama Skips Nigeria

United State President Barack Obama
United States president Barack Obama will not be visiting Nigeria as recently speculated in the media. Obama and his wife Michelle will only visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania between June 26 and July 3. A statement by the Office of the Press Secretary in the White House stated this on Monday while clarifying Obama's visit to Africa.

This is the second time that Obama is skipping Nigeria from his visit to Africa as the US president had excluded Nigeria during his first visit to Ghana on July 11, 2009.

The Statement after the cut,

PDP governors are best - says Bamanga Tukur

Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bamanga Tukur, on Tuesday, said the party’s 23 state governors were the best in the country as they have performed better than their contemporaries in other parties.

The PDP boss boasted that the PDP governors remain the best among their colleagues in the country, adding that they have landmark achievements to show for their tenures. He said that he had personally visited some of the PDP-controlled states to assess the spate of development and realized that the party’s governors are not comparable to those of other parties in terms of performance.

Mr. Tukur listed the areas the PDP governors acted superbly as education, infrastructure, agriculture, rural development, power generation, transportation and aviation, which he said were based on the party’s manifesto.

He said, “The best performing governors are in PDP, no doubt. I took note of this during the reconciliation tour we made, and I also got reports on their day-to-day performances and to me, we must give the PDP the credit.”

He, however, asked governors to work hard and be more committed to public good in preparation for the 2015 general elections.

“Hunger, hunger. Government must do something today

In a desperate attempt to draw attention to her misfortune, Esther Odozi, 21, bared her breasts on Monday on the premises of Ikeja Magistrate’s Court as she protested against hunger that was “killing her and the five children” she left back home in Agbor Owanta, Delta State.
Odozi laid half-naked on a road in the court shouting, “Hunger, hunger. Government must do something today. I have not received anything from the plenty crude oil money government is spending in our state. Nigerians are wicked.”

Saturday, 18 May 2013

U-P-D-A-T-E-S! GSM Network Breaks Down In Yobe, Borno

Three days after the declaration of state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States, residents of Yobe and Borno States have continued to live without network on all the GSM Mobile Services in operation in the two states.

Friday, 17 May 2013

3 soldiers, several gunmen killed in Daura attack – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Friday confirmed that three soldiers were killed in an attack by gunmen in Daura, Katsina State.

Maj. Gen. Garba Wahab, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Nigerian Army, who disclosed this to newsmen in Kaduna, said several of the attackers were also killed.

He said that the army and other security personnel had cordoned off three areas in the city and were conducting a house-to-house search “to fish out some of the wounded gunmen who forced their way into peoples’ homes’’’.

He also said that the army was coordinating with security agencies in Niger Republic as “80 to 90 per cent of these gun men are not Nigerians’’.

Wahab said the gunmen had attacked four banks and stole some money, adding that a vehicle loaded with the stolen cash was recovered, in addition to four AK-47 rifles.

He said that the operation to fish out the culprits was ongoing, and advised residents of Daura and the neighbouring local government areas of Baure, Sandamu, Mashi, and Dutsi to cooperate with security agents by reporting suspicious movements around them.

“What happened this morning is similar to what happened in Bama where the gunmen burnt prison and police stations to divert attention,’’ he said.

Wahab appealed to journalists to support security agencies in the fight against terror, saying it was the collective responsibility of all well-meaning Nigerians to work for the peace and stability of the nation.

“Let us stop patronising criminality. Whether they are terrorists or armed bandits, the truth is that they are against the Nigerian state, and that is the bottom line’,’’ he added. (NAN)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

[JUST IN] Delta State Government to expel any Hausa/Fulani Cattle Rearer

Delta State Government to expel any Hausa/Fulani Cattle Rearer who causes Problems in the State.

Delta State Government has also place ban on Youth activities in Oghara. The Secretary to the State Government, Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay who stated this while briefing journalists shortly after the State Security Council meeting in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Governement today noted that any company that continues to have business with them in the name of any youth organisation will be inviting the wrath of the state government

He also stated that any youth who is involved in any form of crisis as a result of Amnesty granted by the Federal Government would be dealt with accordingly. Emphasis that Federal Government Amnesty is over.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

BREAKING NEWS; Boko Haram Kill CAN’s Borno Secretary Minutes After GEJ's Broadcast

Barely 30 minutes after President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Borno State alongside two other states because of terrorism, the Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in the state, Reverend Faye Pama Musa has been shot dead inside his Maiduguri residence by members of the radical Islamic group, the Boko Haram

Security sources that Musa, the head pastor of a Pentecostal church in Maiduguri, was trailed to his GRA residence by two gunmen who shot him at close range at about 7.30pm.

The headquarters of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has confirmed the murder of Reverend Musa.

Describing the killing of its Secretary in Borno State as “sad”, Kenny Asaka, the media aide to the National President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, sad the President received the news with a “heavy heart.”

President Jonathan Declares State of Emergency on Adamawa, Yobe and Borno

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria today declared a state of  emergency in three Nigerian states of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno. The  president made the declaration during a live nationwide broadcast on NTA at 7pm.
In imposing the state of emergency today, President Jonathan wielded extra-Ordinary measures by invoking the Section 305, Sub section 1 of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria.
Regardless of the state of  emergency imposed, President Jonathan stressed that "the Governors and other political office holders in the affected states will continue to discharge their constitutional responsibilities".
See the full address after the cut...

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

JUST IN: EFCC Arrests Former Bayelsa Governor; Timipre Sylva

Former Bayelsa Governor; Timipre Sylvaption
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arrested the former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva.

A statement signed by EFCC’s Acting Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the former governor was “picked up at his Abuja home, at No. 3, Niger Street, Maitama” by the EFCC officials who stormed the former governor’s home at about 10.00 am.

He is currently being interrogated at the Abuja headquarters of the anti- graft agency.

According to EFCC Mr Sylva is “being grilled in connection with fresh evidence linking him with a bouquet of fraudulent transactions that borders on money laundering. Part of the new evidence includes a number of eye-popping real estate acquisitions in Abuja.”

Monday, 6 May 2013

Oh no! Nigerian Air Force Jet Crashes, Two Dead

Nigerian Air Force jet
A Nigerian fighter jet taking part in military operations against al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants in Mali crashed in western Niger, killing its two crew, Niger and Nigerian officials said on Monday.

The incident marked the first casualties in Mali for Nigerian troops, which form the largest contingent in a West African regional force participating in the French-led campaign to drive Islamist rebels from the country's desert north, reports Reuters.

Air Commodore Yusuf Anas, spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force, said the plane was an Alpha jet stationed in Niger as part of a Nigerian squadron supporting the mission in Mali.

"An investigation is going on to find out what happened. They were on a normal routine flight about 60 km (37 miles) west of Niamey when something happened," Anas told Reuters.

Asked if there was any evidence of anti-aircraft fire, he said: "We don't know but it was inside Nigerien territory."

A Niger security source said the jet crashed near Dargol in the Tillabery region which borders Mali.
"The plane was not shot at. It was not in enemy territory so for now we are looking at maybe a mechanical problem," another security official from Niger, who asked not to be identified, said.

 SOURCE:  Reuters

Friday, 3 May 2013

Please, support and Let Tega Live; Call 08165615158

Tega Omofurieta

Tega Omofurieta is a 19years old boy from Emevor in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta state.

Tega took ill last year and was diagnosed recently this year, February 2013 to be precise, at the Delta State University Teaching hospital, Oghara of Chronic Kidney Disease (Chronic Glomerulonephritis) meaning his two Kidneys are no longer functioning.

He has been living on Dialysis since then, but the Doctors have advice that he needs to go for an urgent Kidney Transplant in India to save his life.

The mother, Mrs Roseline Omofurieta has closed down her business because of this illness and presently is on debt row, so as to pay for the dialysis at least once every week instead of three times a week prescribed by the Doctors

The purpose of this appeal therefore is for financial assistance to the tune of N6,000,000 (Six Million Naira) to enable Tega undergo the Kidney Transplant in India.

For the past months, Tega cannot pass out urine, he can't eat what others are eating and can't even lie down to sleep.

Please we are appealing to all Nigerians and beyond , let us come together  to save Tega's life because a cup of water you give today will definitely come back to you.

Your little donation can save Tega's life. 

You can reach Tega through his mum's line 08165615158 and you can give your donation using the following account details.

Account name: Omofurieta Roseline
Accout number: 3024648122
First Bank Plc

God bless you as you respond to this urgent call.

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Please, Share it, paste it on Facebook, Tweet it using hashtag #LetTegaLive. Let's use the power of social media to save the life of this very young boy.