Monday, May 12, 2014

Just In: SLS Wins Case Against The FRCN

The Judge said the FRCN’s posturing shows that they are prejudiced.

A Federal High Court in Lagos has barred the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, from investigating Lamido Sanusi, the suspended governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

Onyeka Onwenu reserves her comments on missing girls, calls out Wole Soyinka

Iconic singer Onyeka Onwenu, who is the current DG of National Centre for Women Development,  was a guest on Channels TV Sunrise programme this morning Monday May 12th where she spoke about the missing Chibok girls. She expressed her reservations about the case and also called out Professor Wole Soyinka for referring to the First Lady as 'that woman' in the interview he had with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. 
What am saying is that, is it at this time we have to vilify the person of the First Lady who did the right thing by inviting these people? A lot of that has gone on and I take offense at this even as a woman. When I hear someone like Wole Soyinka referring to her on CNN as that woman, something in me boils because there is a lack of respect for women. This has happened not just with this first lady but with every single first lady and perhaps its when they have passed away or when they've left office that we suddenly realize the contributions that they've made and these women work very hard and care and love this country so it really offends me to see her vilified and I was at those meetings and at no point did she say Oh I don't believe the girls were taken." Ms Onwenu said.

Abuja bombing: SSS declares ex-soldier wanted, parades five suspects

nyanya bomb blast suspects

DSS paraded 5 suspects and announced a N25 million reward for information on masterminds.
The Department of State Security, SSS, has declared Rufai Tsiga, a suspected mastermind of the Nyanya Motor Park bombing of April 14, wanted. The service also declared an ex-soldier, Aminu Ogwuche, wanted for being an accomplice.

Missing Chibok Girls: B'Haram Posts Purported Video Of Missing Girls

The leader of the terrorist Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau has reportedly demanded an exchange of the Chibok girls for members of his group in custody of Nigeria's security agencies.  In a new video released by Islamist militants, released on Monday, about 100 girls believed to be some of the 234 school girls, kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, were seen reciting the Koran.

Fresh attacks in Taraba, four dead, several houses razed

Suspected herdsmen yesterday morning, May 11th, launched fresh attack in Dinya village in Gassol Local Government Council of the state killing at least four people and razing 30 houses. Confirming the attack, the state's Police Public Relations Officer ASP Joseph Kwaji said several ammunitions were recovered from the herdsmen.
"The police, on arrival at the scene of the attack, recovered 13 empty shells of AK47 rifle, four cartridges and an assault rifle,” he said.
Also confirming the incident, the Ward Head of Danacha, Gassol LG Council Daniel Mbaterem said the gunmen stormed the village at about 8:00 a.m. and began killing the villagers and burning houses.

Graphic Photo: 33 year old Oyoma Edewor allegedly killed in Festac by the police

Friends of late Oyoma Edewor (pictured above) reached out to me to put the info out there that he was allegedly shot dead by a police sergeant attached to the Festac Command at the 3rd Gate check point inFestac, Lagos, on Saturday night May 10th. 

According to the story, 33 year old Oyoma, who was a Building Finishing Contractor, had a slight accident somewhere around Lekki, and instead of leaving the car there to obstruct traffic, he decided to get a towing van to take it to Festac where he lives. 

Gov. Fashola Reiterates Need To State Police.

The Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has reiterated the need for state police in Nigeria.
He said this at the occasion of 11th Executive/legislative parley organized by ministry of political and legislative powers Bureau, held between 8th - 10th may, 2014, at Golden Tulip Hotel, Festac, Lagos.
Fashola urged the representatives of the state at the National Assembly to take urgent step, in order to bring collaborative capacity to policing and law enforcement.

No US troops deployed anywhere in Nigeria - Defence Headquarters (#BringBackOurGirls is a Scam)

   The Defence Headquarters has said that there are no US troops deployed anywhere in Nigeria, and there's been no arrest or operation by any foreign military or security troops in the ongoing efforts to rescue the abducted girls, as its being reported online.  The spokesperson for the Defence Headquarters, Major Gen. Chris Olukolade, released a statement yesterday clearing the rumours.
"No troop of the American Marines has so far been deployed in any part of Nigeria as is being circulated in certain media. International coalition is quite appropriate in handling terrorism being a trans-border and global crime. The public will be duly briefed on the areas of collaboration with allied forces in the mission to bring back our girls as the need arises. There is therefore no need to engage in misleading speculations while the mission is in progress."


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