Tuesday, May 13, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls: Tunde Bakare Confirms Boko Haram is an American idea, calls out CNN's Isha Sesay, Patience Jonathan, others

During his sermon this past Sunday May 11th, pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly, went hard on the American government and their offer to assist Nigeria to fight Boko Haram.

Watched the video and here's a summary of what he said. According to Bakare, CNN media crew coming to Abuja a few weeks ago to cover the Chibok girls story took him back to a vision God showed him during a conference he had in 2005 at Adebola House in Lagos. He said in the vision, he rode on God's back into former US President Bush's war room and saw the former president plotting on how to destabilize Nigeria. He said he immediately started praying at the conference declaring that Nigeria is not Iraq and that Bush would be burnt in the bush while Condolezza Rice would end up in the cooking pot. He played the video of his preaching in 2005 where he shared the vision to the conference attendees.

About Isha Sesay of CNN, pastor Bakare said she's been very disrespectful to Nigerian Government officials who she has been interviewing since she came into the country, making a whole Minister of Information Labaran Maku look like a school boy and showing no regard for his office or even the government he represents. He said to some extent we would say yes she should give it to him because all of a sudden it appears we have no government. Continue...

US deploys surveillance aircraft over Nigeria in search for kidnapped schoolchildren

The US has deployed manned surveillance aircraft over Nigeria to assist in efforts to find schoolchildren kidnapped in April by Boko Haram extremists, a senior Obama administration official told journalists.

"We have shared commercial satellite imagery with the Nigerians and are flying manned ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) assets over Nigeria with the government's permission," the official said.

Pistorius mental health in question, athlete portrayed as 'manically obsessed'

A judge will rule on Wednesday whether Oscar Pistorius will be committed to one month of psychiatric tests to establish if he has a "general anxiety disorder," as his murder trial reaches its climax. 

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel formally asked the court to have Pistorius committed Tuesday, after defence psychiatrist Meryll Vorster claimed the sprinter's deep-seated anxiety would have given him a heightened fear of crime.
During two months of trial, Pistorius's lawyers have sought to portray him as manically obsessed with safety after a difficult childhood and in the face of high crime levels in South Africa. Those factors, they argue, help explain his reaction on Valentine's Day last year when he allegedly believed his girlfriend to be an intruder and shot her dead through a locked toilet door.

Russia finds sanctions highly regrettable and unworthy of EU - Russia's deputy FM

Russia finds the sanctions imposed on it by the European Union to be highly regrettable, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters here Monday. For instance, the EU has added Crimean Chief Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya to its sanctions' list of individuals.

"We regret to see the sanctions train rolling downhill as if it doesn’t have an engine driver," he said. "It's an absolutely thoughtless and irresponsible policy that doesn’t match reality in any way."

China blames toppling of legitimate gov't for Ukrainian crisis

The toppling of the legitimate Ukrainian authorities by Maidan protesters is the main cause of the Ukrainian crisis, Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping told Russian reporters in Beijing on Tuesday.
"Concerning the ongoing violence in Ukraine, I think this is the result of the toppling of the legitimate authorities of this country in the course of disturbances and provocations staged on Maidan," the deputy minister said.  

"This is the direct cause of the crisis," Cheng said.

As IGP tasks Zonal AIGs, CPs to protect citizens’ Rights

Deeply concerned about the increasing tendency by some citizens to resort to extra-judicial killings - Jungle Justice - against those suspected to have committed one crime or another in Nigeria, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc has warned citizens to desist from such reprehensible acts. Noting that every Nigerian citizen is entitled to the Fundamental Right of fair hearing, the IGP insists that none is guilty except a law court of competent jurisdiction expressly says so. He therefore has directed Zonal AIGs, Command CPs and other field Commanders to take adequate measures to ensure that the rights of every Nigerian citizen, including those of suspected criminals, are protected. The IGP warns that any person found to be involved in any acts of impunity or jungle justice must bear the full wrath of the law as two wrongs cannot make a right.

President GEJ seeks six months extension of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

 President Jonathan today May 13th sent a request to the National Assembly seeking an extention of the State of Emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states by six months.

In a media chat on May 4th, the president had hinted that there would be an extension of emergency rule in these states since peace has not been restored there.

Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states have witnessed high rates of attacks by Boko Haram and have been placed on emergency rule since May 1st 2013. The new proposed extention if implemented would elapse in November 2014, three months before the general election.

Nigerian police/Lagos state government warn against jungle justice

Happy news! The Lagos State Government has warned residents of the state against taking the laws into their hands, saying the full weight of the law would be brought on people caught engaging in jungle justice, I.e beating, burning or killing any suspect, whether alone or in a mob

In a statement released last Friday, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, said;
"The full weight of the law would be brought to bear on anyone henceforth caught engaging in jungle justice, no matter what the alleged criminal could have done. The mob may well be wrong and the helpless victim may be anyone’s child or relative. Even if they did commit the alleged offence, there is a process for prosecuting and showing the evidence in court so that proven criminals can be properly punished according to law,”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Police also released a statement this morning, saying anybody caught engaging in jungle justice will bear the full wrath of the law. 
See the press statement after the break..

#BringBackOurGirls - CHIBOK Is A SCAM Asari Dokubo insists, leads protest against the girls.

Despite a video released yesterday by Boko Haram showing the kidnapped Chibok girls, ex-militant Asari Dokubo is still insisting it's all a scam. He led an anti-bringbackourgirls protest yesterday and shared photos and the message above on his Facebook page. At the very least our president believes these were kidnapped...that's what matters most. See more photos bellow and see how a Political Scientist analysed it.

Chibok: Federal Government rejects B'haram’s proposal

The Federal Government has said it would not negotiate with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau  following the demands he made this morning in a video he released showing the kidnapped girls.
In an interview with AFP, Interior Minister, Abba Moro, said the issue in question is not about Boko Haram giving conditions.  Also speaking at a press conference of security heads and other stakeholders following the release of the video, the DG of the National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, said FG would explore all other options to rescue the girls but would not negotiate with terrorists
"All options are on the table and open, we are interacting with the military and intelligent experts who are already on surveillance in the North Eastern part of the country. We will adopt all available options to get the girls out, but we will not negotiate with the sect"

The real Abubakar Shekau is dead - SSS Spokesperson

At a briefing this evening with newsmen in Abuja following release of a brand new video by Boko Haram showing kidnapped Chibok girls, spokesperson of the State Security Service (SSS), Ms Marilyn Ogar said the man in the video claiming to be Abubakar Shekau is certainly not Abubakar Shekau, that the actual Shekau who's believed to have founded the dreaded sect, is dead
"Boko Haram has become a franchise, anybody can assume and lay claim to any name. What I know is that the original Abubakar Shekau is dead; the person claiming to be the national leader now is not the original Abubakar Shekau. If security sources tell you that somebody is dead, you don't have to come out and doubt that" she said.

Weekly Report From Nigerian Police Commands


i. Arrested Armed Robbers: 14
ii. Recovered Vehicles: 5
iii. Recovered Weapon: 14, Cartridges: 488
iv. Rescued Kidnap Victim: 1
v. Arrested Kidnappers: 5
vi. Fatally Injured Kidnap Suspects: 1
vii. Recovered Motor Cycle: 1
viii. Foiled Robbery: 1

1. ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERS/RECOVERY OF SCHOOL BUS (FCT #ABUJA): On 06.05.2014 at about 8:30AM, Police received a distress call that three armed men snatched a Toyota Hiace School bus belonging to The Vine International Academy Nyanya in front of the school premises. Vehicle details were immediately dispatched to Police units. The vehicle was later intercepted along Lafia road in neighboring Nasarawa state by Police Patrol team on Stop and Search, two male suspects name Victor Essien 40yrs and Ubong Bassey 49yrs were arrested. Vehicle and suspects handed over to FCT CID for investigating.

Nyanya Bomb blast: Suspected Masterminds Uncovered (Photo)

The State Security Service (SSS) also known as Department of State Services (DSS) has carried out a detailed investigation into the ‪#‎Nyanya‬bombings which has led to the arrest of some suspected masterminds of the attacks. Find below details of the Press Briefing.

Recall that on 14th April, 2014 at El-Rufai Motor Park, Nyanya, a bomb explosion occurred which resulted in the death of 74 people, leaving several others injured. As investigation was ongoing, another bomb blast occurred on 1st May, 2014. Following these incidents, and in line with Security Forces commitment to bringing to book perpetrators of evil in our society, a thorough investigation was initiated which led to the arrest of some suspected masterminds of the attacks. They include:


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