Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Why Jonathan Ordered Release Of Boko Haram Suspects – Okupe

The presidency on Wednesday explained its decision to authorise the release of women, children and other suspected Boko Haram members currently being detained by Nigeria’s security agencies.

Suspected members of Boko Haram sect in court during a trial
The Nigerian military on Tuesday said it had received a directive from President Goodluck Jonathan to release all the women being held in connection with insurgent activities.

The Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to the President, Doyin Okupe, said in a statement on Wednesday that the release is part of the recommendation of the Presidential Committee on dialogue and peace in Northern Nigeria.

Viewer Discretion Advised: Woman bathed with acid by rejected lover

23 year old Blessing Ikhumhi, a student of Edo State School of Health Technology was bathed with acid by her ex-boyfriend Cyril Okosun after she ended things with him.

According to the story by Guardian, On March 23rd 2013, Cyril asked to speak with Blessing after she ended their relationship and thinking he wanted to talk reconciliation, she agreed to see him. He visited her house and as she went out to talk to him, he bathed her with acid.

Blessing is now blind in both eyes and battling to stay alive at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City where she is a patient.  Read Blessing's account of what happened after the Break.

Suspected killers of Kwara state police commissioner arrested

Seven suspected killers of late Kwara state commissioner of police, Chinwike Asadu, have been arrested by the police. The announcement was made today by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar, who also said the arms used by the killers were also recovered.
"We have arrested seven of those behind the killing of CP Chinwike Asadu. His killing was indeed a sad incident and that's why when I visited the after the incident I made a promise that we shall stop at nothing to get those behind the dastardly act. I am glad to tell Nigerians that of those who took part in the killing, seven have been arrested and arraigned before a court.
These are the seven persons charged for murder: Ogechukwu Uzoh, Ogechukwu Nnadi, Ugwuoke Obiora, Okwuosa Anthony, Chukwudi Enete, David Elvis Aja and Amobi Nnamchi.
The late commissioner was shot dead in Enugu on Saturday March 2nd

Man beheaded in broad day light in Woolwich, South London

A man, believed to be a serving soldier, was attacked and beheaded with a machete in broad day light this afternoon in Woolwich, South London by two men in what is suspected to be a terror attack.

The soldier was attacked with knives and meat cleavers following a car crash. Two black men in a blue Vauxhall car rammed into the soldier on John Wilson Street, then jumped out of their car and started attacking him with meat cleavers. An eye witness said the attackers were "chopping this guy to pieces, literally hacking at something like it was a piece of meat".

It is claimed that the men shouted 'Allahu Akbar', which means God is great in Arabic before attacking. After the attack, the men then waited for about 20 minutes for police to show up and then tried to attack the officers. They were shot by police. One (or both) of them is believed to be alive.

@Boya Dee witnessed the beheading and shared what he saw on his Twitter page.

See the rest of his tweets after the Break...

Woolwich attack on video: Killer speaks...

Attack on soldier in Woolwich, UK. Attacker claims that this is in revenge for violence in 'our lands".

Click Here To Read The full Story Here

Police shoot and kill naked student inside University [PICTURED]

A naked student was shot and killed by police at Alabama college, according to reports. A campus police officer fatally shot the naked student after he was acting erratically and in a threatening manner at the University of South Alabama.
The shooting occurred after officers heard knocking at a window at the campus police station after 1 am. An officer went to investigate and found Gilbert Thomas Collar, an 18-year-old freshman from Wetumpka, Alabama naked and acting erratically, according to information posted on the school website. The message described Collar as muscular.

Terrible Accident On 3rd Mainland Bridge

Am accident just occurred along 3rd mainland bridge. A truck overloaded with tomatoes, watermelons and other fruits has just tumbled with the fruits falling all over. The passengers appear to be safe - thankfully. The traffic is building gradually but the authorities are already on ground to control the situation .

Building collapse: Lagos bans construction on weekends, public holidays

Following cases collapsed buildings in recent times in Lagos State, the administration of Governor Babatunde Fashola said yesterday that it would no longer tolerate building construction on weekends and public holidays.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Olutoyin Ayinde, disclosed this while briefing journalists on the activities of his ministry in the last one year.
This, according to him, is to check unscrupulous developers and building contractors who secretly engage in construction of buildings at night, weekends and public holidays in a bid to dodge building and control agents.
The commissioner also said the government would impose appropriate sanctions on owners of about 407 abandoned buildings across the state.

Achebe, no father of African literature — Soyinka

As celebrated author, Chinua Achebe’s final burial rites hold this week, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka in this exclusive interview with Sahara Reporters paid tribute to the famous author but says he(Achebe) is not the father of African literature. Soyinka, who won the 1986 Nobel Prize for literature, also spoke on his personal relationship with Achebe and other Nigerian writers; his regrets about Achebe’s last book, There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra; and his attempt to talk the late Biafran leader, Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, out of fighting a war
Do you recall where or how you first learned about the death of Professor Chinua Achebe? And what was your first reaction?

Where I heard the news? I was on the road between Abeokuta and Lagos. Who called first – BBC or a Nigerian journalist? Can’t recall now, since other calls followed fast and furious, while I was still trying to digest the news. My first reaction? Well, you know the boa constrictor – when it has just swallowed an abnormal morsel, it goes comatose, takes time off to digest. Today’s global media appears indifferent to such a natural entitlement. You are expected to supply that instant response. So, if – as was the case – my first response was to be stunned, that swiftly changed to anger.

Senate Approves State Of Emergency In Borno, Yobe And Adamawa

The Nigerian Senate has approved the state of emergency declared last week in three states believed to be the epicentre of Islamist insurgency in the country.
The Senate, after a closed-door session with 100 members (out of the 109 members), approved unanimously by a voice vote the official gazette of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, transmitted to it by President Goodluck Jonathan.
“We, therefore, approve Mr. President’s request for a declaration of state of emergency,” said Senate President, David Mark, after the voice vote.

Nasarawa Mass Killing: 25 Missing Policemen Found Buried In Mass Grave


The death toll of policemen killed by members of the Ombatse cult in Nasarawa State has risen to 72 following the discovery of the bodies of 25 policemen that had been hitherto declared missing in a mass grave in an unnamed village in the state.Earlier, in a joint briefing, security authorities had confirmed 57 operatives, comprising 47 policemen and 10 agents of the State Security Service (SSS), killed in the ambush that took place on May 7 when they were on a mission to a village in Nasarawa State.

Following the bloody attack, the 25 policemen were declared missing because their bodies could not be found to confirm if they were dead or alive coupled with the fact that their whereabouts was unknown.

Incredible: Man Kills 18ft Snake In Florida (Photos)

A Miami man briefly wrestled with and ultimately used a knife to kill a Burmese python measuring 18 feet, 8 inches.
That sets a state record for pythons captured or killed in the wild. The previous record measured 17 feet, 7 inches.
Jason Leon was not hunting pythons but, while driving late at night recently in southeast Miami-Dade County, he and a friend spotted about 3 feet of snake protruding from the brush.
Leon applied the brakes, climbed out of the car, grabbed the visible portion of the snake, and began hauling it onto the road.
The giant constrictor responded by trying to wrap its body around one of Leon’s legs, but he was able to dispatch the reptile with a knife.
Burmese pythons are native to grassy marshes of Southeast Asia and can grow to about 23 feet and weigh up to about 200 pounds.
In Florida, where they’ve been released as pets and escaped from wildlife facilities, there are thousands of them, mostly within the Everglades ecosystem.
As such a large and voracious invasive species, they’re a threat to native wildlife. The state would like to eradicate them, if that were possible.
Leon, meanwhile, is being praised.

Human Parts Available For sale: Live human N40,000, Head N8,000, Private Parts 10,000

Emotions ran high, Tuesday, at Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, following startling revelations by suspected members of three syndicates, who specialised in selling human parts to herbalists and persons suspected to be clerics.
The suspects told a bewildered crowd that human heads were sold for N8,000; hands, N4,000 and private parts N10,000.
One of them, Agboola Kolawole, who blamed his indulgence on poverty and inability to pay his children’s school fees, disclosed that he had so far sold four heads of his deceased siblings to a herbalist, who in turn sold to some persons they identified simply as Alhajis.


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