Thursday, May 23, 2013

Four Killed As Cultists Invade Alaba Market, Lagos

There was pandemonium at the popular Alaba International Market yesterday as four people were killed by gunmen, who invaded the market.

The deceased were suspected cult members, who were caught unawares by a rival gang that invaded the market around 4.30pm yesterday.
The incident, which occurred around Fancy and Furniture Section of the market, shook parts of the market to its foundation as sounds of gunshot rented the air.
Traders and buyers at the market scampered for safety as many shop owners hurriedly closed their shops for fear of being attacked by the cult members.

Does A Lady’s Skimpy Dress Seduc-e R-apists? (Imagine)

Rape has become a major crime in our country today. Hardly does a day go by without one hideous report of rape or other abuse of women grabbing the headlines. Of major concern is the rising incident of paedophiles preying on minors. These are men old enough to be parents to their victims.
The cases of rape in the country have also ensured that no woman is safe...
It can be safely said that the impunity with which these abuses are committed has made the female gender the endangered species of our society. Rape cases have also increased because many offenders often get away with the crime. The police are unwilling to investigate when rape is reported. The social stigma associated with the crime has also prevented the victims from seeking justice.

400 Nigerian prisoners transferred from Thailand

Abuja- The Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Mr Zakari Ibrahim, on Thursday said the Service had transferred 400 Nigerians serving prison terms in Thailand, for various offences to the country.

Ibrahim who made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja said the prisoners were transferred through a working treaty between Nigeria and Thailand.

He said that the prisoners were transferred between 2004 and 2013, adding that 20 Nigerian prisoners were moved from prisons in Thailand to Kirikiri Maximum prison in 2013.

(Photos) Professor Chinua Achebe Buried !!!

Prof. Chinua Achebe was buried this afternoon at his country home in Ogidi, Idemili North LGA of Anambra state. His burial was attended by president Goodluck Jonathan, Ghana’s President John Mahama, all governors of Eastern states (minus Sullivan Chime of Enugu state), governor Emmanuel Iduaghan of Delta state and members of the international community of writers.

See more photos after the Break

President Jonathan condemns terror attack in Britain

Find the State House Press Release below...
President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed shock at the terrorist attack and killing of a British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in the Woolwich area of London, United Kingdom; and strongly condemns this unfortunate incident.
He conveys his sincere condolences to the British Prime Minister David Cameron and the British people over this senseless and barbaric act, and shares their grief at this moment.
President Jonathan notes that a terrorist attack anywhere is an attack on the way of life of all free nations and must be collectively condemned by all persons irrespective of race, ethnicity or religion.
It is in this spirit that the Nigerian government is partnering with the British Government, as well as all other stakeholder sovereigns to stand up to and fight terrorism and extremism in whatever guise or pretense it chooses to present itself.

On Buhari's Call for the President's Resignation - By Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri is Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media. Read his response below...
Reading the interview Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) gave to Daily Trust which was published on Wednesday the 22nd of May 2013, I am compelled to raise historical issues that put the former military Head of State's words in perspective. 
Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) blamed President Jonathan for the insurgency occasioned by the militant sect, Jamā'a Ahl al-sunnah li-da'wa wa al-jihād, commonly referred to as Boko Haram and asked President Jonathan to resign saying “Jonathan should vacate and give way to competent hand to govern the country”.

Buhari further said “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”.

The British Nigerian Woolwich killer - Michael Adebolajo

 One of the Woolwich killers has been identified as a British Nigerian man named ‘Michael 'Muhajid' Adebolajo’, whose father has been identified as 56 year old Nigerian trained nurse named Anthony Adebolajo. This is the last thing we need now. A Daily Mail article suggests that there's now a high threat of terrorism from Nigeria. Read it below...
Sources today named one of the suspects as Michael Adebolajo (pictured above) who, along with his fellow alleged killer, is a British citizen who converted to a radical form of Islam. They are not thought to have links to terror groups based in Nigeria, such as the jihadist militant organisation Boko Haram. The Foreign Office warns of a high threat from terrorism in the West African nation and raises the prospect of a risk of retaliatory attacks following the French intervention in Mali.
The other killer may also be Nigerian though he has not been formally identified. Continue After The Break

Identity of British soldier hacked down at Woolwich revealed

The British soldier hacked down yesterday in broad day light by two Islamist fanatics has been identified as 25 year old Lee Rigby.  According to the UK Daily Mail, Rigby had recently fought in Afghanistan and was walking towards the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, south-east London, yesterday afternoon, when he was run down by a car on the pavement and hacked to death by the two men.
Lee Rigby was married and had a 2 year old son.


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