Friday, May 30, 2014

Terrorist attack on 3 Emirs' convoy in Borno today (Press release )

Below is the official press release on the terrorist attack on three Borno Emirs' convoy this morning, posted by Presidential Spokesperson, Reuben Abati on his website this evening...
A band of terrorists today attacked a convoy of the Emirs of Gwoza, Uba and Askira who were travelling to Gombe for the funeral of the late Emir of Gombe.  Troops deployed in Garkida responded to the attack. The Emirs of Uba and Askira were secured while the body of Emir of Gwoza who died in the attack has been recovered.  Troops are currently on aggressive patrols along the entire route with a view to apprehending the perpetrators and keeping the area safe. 

Former Lagos Governor, Sir Michael Otedola, Laid To Rest

Former Lagos state governor & father of billionaire businessman Femi Otedola, Sir Michael Otedola, who died May 6th, was buried today May 30th. His funeral mass held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Epe.  Guests included President Jonathan and his wife Patience Jonathan, Governor Babatunde Fashola and his wife Bimbola; Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji; former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; Aliko Dangote; Folorunsho Alakija; Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie; former governor Peter Obi; Abike Dabiri, former military Administrator of Lagos, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; Ministers for Culture and Tourism, Edem Duke and Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina.  

'Prof. Dora Akunyili is alive ' - media aide refutes the rumours

 The rumours of Professor Dora Akunyili's purported death has been really strong since yesterday but thankfully it's not true. Her media aide Isaac Ummuna took to her Facebook page today to refute the rumours. May she live long. 

President Jonathan orders total war against Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the armed forces   to launch a full-scale military operation against Boko Haram and other violent organisations to put an end to their impunity   in the country.
“I am determined to protect our democracy, our national unity and our political stability by waging a total war against terrorism,” he said in his nationwide Democracy Day broadcast in Abuja on Thursday.
It was not immediately known what such an offensive could entail given that the North-East where most of the activities of terrorists take place   has been   under   emergency rule and a full-scale military operation for a year now.

Emir killed by Boko Haram today

There were reports earlier today that two prominent Borno State Emirs, the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idrissa Timta (pictured left) and Emir of Uba Alhaji Ali Ibn Ismaila Mamza (pictured right) were kidnapped by Boko Haram men while on their way to Gombe to attend the burial of Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar.

 According to Daily Trust, one of the Emirs, Alhaji Idrissa Timta has died. Security sources said he died of heart attack while fleeing into the bush after gunmen attacked his convoy and fired several shots which forced it to stop. 

Horrific case: Children raped, forced to eat faeces in Indian school - police

The owner and manager of a children's boarding school in Maharashtra have been arrested after five minors said they were raped, forced to watch pornographic films and act them out with one another, police and charity workers said.

The children were made to eat faeces as a punishment if they did not comply.

The 52-year-old owner of the Chandraprabha Charitable Trust and his 30-year-old female manager were arrested on Monday after a police raid on the school in Karjat city. Continue...

Pres. Jonathan Declares Amnesty For Boko Haram Members - Minister

 Before you read this, a source at the Nigerian Presidency has denied this story. But all the same, local media reports have quoted the Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Boni Haruna, on Thursday as saying that President Goodluck Jonathan has announced amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect as parts of his administration’s youths-friendly programmes and policies.

Boko Haram: A Blessing for imperialism in Africa - U.S Training death Squads

 By Glen Ford
Militarily, Africa is fast becoming an American continent. Barack Obama, who has been president for all but the first year of AFRICOM’s existence, has succeeded in integrating U.S. fighting units, bases, training regimens, equipment and financing into the military structures of all but a handful of African nations.

Nigeria Remains The Hope Of Africa- Senate President David Mark

The Nigerian senate president, David Mark, on Thursday reiterated that Nigeria remains the hope of Africa despite her current security challenges.

This was made known during this year’s Democracy Day special church service at the St. Mulumba’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Apo, Abuja, as contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh.

Mark urged Nigerians not to feel bad about the challenges associated with democracy because it remained the best and acceptable form of government, noting that there was no other option to democracy as it offers the opportunity for participatory and representative government. 

Beyonce Shares New Pics Of Baby Blue Ivy: See the fastest growing kid

 Stans rejoice! Beyonce is sharing new photos of these booty-length braids and her precious baby Blue Blue. In the new pictures we see Bey showing off a “Bey Hearts Blue” chain and rocks a sexy yellow maxi dress. Blue can also be seen playing barefoot on a palatial tennis court and holding her mommy's hand by  a basket of her toys. -
See another one after the break.


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