Tuesday, May 28, 2013

After the Nigerian Civil War, Why is the State Allergic to the Name Biafra?

The month of May marks the anniversary of the declaration of independence by Eastern Nigerians from Nigeria, and called their new born nation, Biafra.
Easterners did so following the obvious state-sponsored murder of the people of the East, as they were all branded Igbo: Ijaw, Ibibio, Efik, Ogoja, others. By the count of that period, the population of Nigeria was 60 million and 50,000 Igbo were killed in cold blood.
For those who were alive at this time, it was blood-chilling, inhuman, barbaric, reprobate and harrowing, never to be forgotten period in the life of this fumbling and wobbling country still held together not by common good and mutual love but by a strange and uncommon phenomenon, nameless, but akin to uncivilization. Also unforgettable because it marks the beginning of a shadow Nigeria.

Video: Gov Rochas Okorocha Opens Up On Governors Forum Saga

The Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has expressed displeasure over the crisis that erupted after the Nigeria Governors Forum election that returned the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Ameachi as the Chairman of the Forum for the next two years.
Lambasting the PDP for their desperation to bring Amaechi down, Okorocha said:
“I can’t imagine it in my life that anybody will come up and say we did not conduct an election. There was a free and fair election and the winner of that election was Amaechi... If you [PDP] don't want Amaechi for some reasons please say so and stop telling lies.”

Warning that the lingering crisis could snowball into something that could consume Nigeria's democracy if not well managed, Governor Okorocha insisted that all Governors must come together and sue for peace and unity for the sake of the nations future.

The governor made the call while speaking at an event in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Governors Forum Election Was Credible, Amaechi Won It - Okorocha

IG orders aerial patrol of Abuja, borders, others

Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has put all police formations in the country on the alert in readiness for a peaceful celebration of the Democracy Day anniversary in the country.
A statement on Tuesday by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, stated that Abubakar had issued a directive to all Zonal Assistant Inspector Generals and the Commissioners of Police to ensure full deployment of their men and resources in line with the objective to have a hitch-free Democracy Day anniversary celebration.
The IGP was also quoted as having directed the AIG in charge of the Air-Wing to ensure aerial patrol of the Federal Capital Territory and other states of the federation.

TB Joshua banned from hosting revival in Ghana after stampede that killed 4

Ghanaian authorities have temporarily banned the Ghana branch of TB Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nation from hosting revivals, days after four people were killed and 13 more injured in a stampede during a church service on Sunday May 19th. 

Thousands of people flocked to the church after church officials announced that holy water would be distributed. During the rush for the anointed water, three women and one man lost their lives after being trampled over.
Ghanaian authorities said the stampede could have been avoided if the church had used a bigger venue. The church is no longer allowed to hold revivals at their Spintex Auditorium in Accra. 

Video: How Nigerian governors voted at Nigerian Governors' forum

Raw video obtained by SaharaReporters shows the real voting and counting of votes by Nigerian governors at the recently concluded Nigerian Governors Forum in Abuja. Please watch...

R.I.P: Nigeria JCI president, deputy die in fatal auto crash

The national president of the Nigerian chapter of Junior Chamber International, Oyebanjo Okunuga (pictured left) and his deputy, Agaptus Nnadiekwe (pictured right), died on Sunday May 26th in a fatal auto accident while returning to Lagos after attending a collegiate conference at Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo state.

The vehicle they were traveling in crashed, killing Oyebanjo and Agaptus, while the executive secretary survived. He's currently receiving treatment at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital.  Apart from being Nigeria JCI president, Oyebanjo was the CEO of Kubacle Clothing, - a clothing company and also CEO of Business Craft Solution, - an entrepreneurship development organization He was 32 years old. May their souls rest in peace. Ase !!

EFCC Arrests Nigerian Football Federation VP Mike Umeh...!!!

Mike Umeh
Sahara Reporters
May 27, 2013
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested the Vice President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Mr. Mike Umeh. He was picked up by operatives of the Commission today in Lagos following a warrant by a Sokoto High Court. He will tomorrow, May 28, 2013 appear before Justice Bello Abass of the Sokoto High Court.  Umeh is an accomplice in the case of money laundering and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N15billion for which former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa of Sokoto State is standing trial.

Bauchi Assembly to make law on compulsory HIV test before marriage (What Do You Think ?)

The Bauchi State House of Assembly is working on a Bill that will make it mandatory for intending couples to undergo HIV screening.

The sponsor of the Bill, Ilyasu Zwall, representing Lere/Bula Constituency, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Bauchi, that the bill had already gone through First and Second reading.

He said that the bill, when passed, would require intending couples to be tested for HIV in any government recognised hospital “at a time not earlier than one week to the day of the wedding”.

Oyo State boxer dies during training

Oyo State Sports Council was thrown into mourning on Friday when one of its promising boxer, Friday Obasi, 28, dropped dead, while sparring with a fellow boxer at the premises of Lekan Salami Sports Complex.

Obasi, who never gave any signs of ill-health prior to the training session on the faithful day, fell after receiving a punch from his sparring partner and hit head to a bare floor where they were training.

He collapsed as he could not get prompt medical attention as the clinic inside the stadium was yet to open for the day at 11:am. The boy with a deep cut on his head was, however, taken to the clinic.

Wasiu Alabi Pasuma’s Range Rover Snatched At Gunpoint

Wasiu Alabi Pasuma’s metallic silver colour Range Rover Sports, with reg no MUS 830 AP was snatched from him at gunpoint in Lagos. Our source also gathered that the artiste was beaten blue black.Wish him safe recovery. 

Popular Actress Arrested & Jailed In Ibadan Over Fatal Car Accident

badan-based actress, Toyin Adegbola, has opened up on her ordeal when she was incarcerated by police after a friend crushed a pedestrian with her car describing it as the most challenging experience of her life.

She made this disclosure when she was recently hosted by Odua TV Channel.

She said police detained her for 10 days at Iyaganku Police Station. She was only released after thorough investigation has been carried out: “That was a trying period for me. I was not only arrested but detained for 10 days. It took intervention of well-meaning Nigerians and thorough investigation before I was released,” the actress said.

Nigeria Still Winning The War Against Boko Haram: kills three, arrests 25 BH Bombers in Borno

Military authorities in Abuja yesterday said that the Special Forces troops at the weekend killed three insurgents in Maiduguri, Borno State and arrested 25 others.
The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, which stated this yesterday in a statement signed by the Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, also said that troops had intercepted “messages sent to fleeing insurgents urging them not to give up but fight to the end.”  said the attempt by some of them to heed the call was foiled at the weekend as they were trailed to some settlements and towns towards the border where they had planned to regroup.
Olukolade added that the troops destroyed the insurgents’ assembly points in areas north of Baga, a border town with Chad.

Northern Governors Set To Dump Jonathan and PDP

The political atmosphere in Nigeria is highly combustible at the moment and OluFamous has gathered from top political players in Abuja that a powerful tsunami is coming. There is going to be so many casualties in the "explosion" but President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP will most likely be the losers.
My source, an insider, said they are now ready to ensure that PDP crumbles...
In their reaction to the suspension on Monday of Governor Rotimi Amaechi, northern governors on the PDP platform were said to have made "serious" contacts and those of them who are bold enough have decided that the best option is to see to the collapse of the PDP as soon as possible.

My source said the Norther Governors who are ready to move and join the opposition are well aware that it was President Goodluck Jonathan that gave the orders for Amaechi's suspension and information available to them was that some of them will soon be suspended and ridiculed too.

Amaechi VS Goodluck - It’s fight to the finish, says Amaechi

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday wielded the big stick on the embattled Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, Rotimi Amaechi, by suspending him from the party.
The National Working Committee, NWC, of the party hinged his suspension on anti-party activities. But Amaechi has vowed to fight his suspension to the finish. “I will not leave the PDP. I will go to court.
The aircraft issue is same politics, pure politics. For one year plus, a minister refuses to sign import permit. I’m sure you are aware of the House of Representatives’ Committee report on the plane issue. “I want to say the way these people at the federal level are acting, they may come for my life. So, when you pray, please pray for me,” he said. He said there was nothing wrong for a governor to ask for his right, “which the PDP is now describing as anti-party.”

54 Pregnant Girls, 200 Students On Drugs Uncovered In Lagos Public Schools

Fifty-four pregnant girls and 200 students on drugs have been uncovered in Lagos public secondary schools.
This was part of the statistics released by the Office of Youth and Social Development, an arm of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development.
The statistics revealed that 54 pregnant girls were counselled by the school social services of the office in the last one year out of the 378 schools visited. Out of the 54 pregnant girl students counselled, 18 of them with serious depression were brought under supervision of the social welfare service.
Also, 200 cases of drug abuse were uncovered, while the students involved were counselled and 61 of them placed under supervision, 2,095 students involved in truancy were also counselled among the students, with 213 students placed under supervision.
The statistics further revealed 427 cases of gangsterism among students and placed 73 of such students under supervision, while 461 students were counselled on s-èx education, with 103 students placed under supervision.
Also, 154 cases of s-èxual assault were uncovered and the victims were counselled, while 27 of such affected students were placed under supervision. 91 victims of physical abuse were counselled, with 27 placed under supervision.


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