Friday, June 6, 2014

Boko Haram: Army court-martials officers for cowardice, others

As security operatives and top government officials intensify moves to ensure the release of the abducted girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, the military authorities have started the court martial of some of its men and officers for cowardice and negligence among others.
Saturday PUNCH investigations revealed that the military authorities opened two centres for the court martial at the Headquarters of One Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, under Maj.- Gen KC Osuji and the Army Headquarters Garrison Command, under Brig.-Gen Ndiomu, at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja.

Chilling revelations: escaped chibok girl raped 15 times by 15 men every day

More chilling revelations have emerged to shed some light on the agonising experience of the missing Chibok girls, based on the account of one of the escapees.
Three of the girls have so far escaped from the terrorist group, Boko Haram, who abducted over 200 girls from a government secondary school in Chibok, Borno State on the night of April 14, 2014.
A clergy and expert on counter-terrorism, Oladimeji Thompson, of The Omoluabi Network, who has been working with other groups to assist victims of the abduction overcome their pains, gave a chilling narration based on an account of one of the escapees.
He said, “One of the girls I interviewed was being raped 15 times by 15 men every day.” He said the girl was traumatised and confused.
“It’s obvious this girl needs to be managed. She looked confused. She found it hard to talk to me but after much prodding, she confessed to me that she was raped 15 times by 15 men throughout the time she was with the Islamic insurgents before she could escape from their den.

Gratuitous military, SSS assault on the press

IN an unprecedented assault on the press, not seen since the dark days of military dictatorship, soldiers and State Security Service personnel fanned out across the country on Friday morning to intercept, seize and, in some cases, destroy newspapers as they were being distributed. The brazen assault on press freedom signposts the rapid descent of a discredited government and its security agencies into undisguised tyranny.

They will not succeed. Nigerians and the press have endured and triumphed over tyrannical forces – colonial and home-grown, military and civilian – and this latest violence to our cherished freedoms will certainly not be different.

Police Arrested Group claiming Biafran Members

 A photo of the Biafra Zionist Movement members, BZM, led by Barrister Benjamin Onwuka, who yesterday launched an attack on the Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS, has been released. 

According to reports,  Onwuka, a United Kingdom-based lawyer, armed with a CD Rom for a broadcast to declare a “Republic of Biafra”, had yesterday, as early as 4:30am, sneaked his members, numbering about 20, into the premises of the radio station where he intended to broadcast the rebirth of the Republic of Biafra. 

Popular Yoruba Leader Killed in Kano; they Ripped his Stomach

Violent crimes is gradually becoming order of the day. A prominent Yoruba leader, Alhaji Ganiyu Akanbi Bello has been found dead at his residence at Race Course general area of Nasarawa GRA in Kano metropolis after he was allegedly murdered by yet to be identified assailants in his sleep.

A strange situation of not seeing Alhaji Bello at his sitting room since dawn till about 11.00am made family his members raise the alarm and the eldest son, Nuru Bello to report to the police.
Armed officers were then sent over to the house by the police, who were said to have broken into his room on arrival and found Alhaji Bello in a pool of his own blood...

38 Men Gang Up-molested A Teenage Girl

Malaysian police on Wednesday detained 13 men and looking for other suspects following allegations that a 15-year old girl was molested by 38 men in an abandoned hut.

Media accounts, quoting information from District Police Chief, Azham Otham, said 38 men were involved.  Report says the assault took place in the northern state of Kelantan on May 20 when the girl met a girlfriend and was lured to an empty hut said to be a local drug haunt.

Terrible: 18-Yr-Old Girl Shot Twice, Thrown In Canal For Marrying The Man [PIX]

As the world is still reeling from the gruesome death of a Pakistani woman who was stoned to death and had her head smashed by her family because she married for love, the trend of “honour killing’ has affected yet another victim.

18-year-old Saba Maqsood was attacked by her her father, uncle, brother and aunt and she was shot twice, put in a sack and thrown in a canal.

UNILAG students march to the street over hike in registration fee, shut down campus

There is a protest currently going on at the University of Lagos. Students are protesting UNILAG authority demanding that some students pay N20,000 for late editing or registration of Course Forms.

The students first converged at the University's Senate Building where they shouted slogans and sang protest songs, demanding that the school ends this kind of exploitation today, while accusing their VC of corruption. They left the senate building and proceeded a rampage through all of the faculties in UNILAG demanding their rights.

Soldiers invade office of The Nation and Leadership newspapers, destroy today's edition

 Going by tweets on the timeline of the Nation newspapers and a report on their site, military men this morning stormed company of the Nation newspapers in Benin City and Warri and confiscated their publication for today. The soldiers from the 3 Battalion of the Nigerian Army at Okwuokoko, Delta State seized a van conveying the day's newspapers to Warri and Benin City.
According to the newspaper, a source near to the soldiers said they are working on orders from above.  
See more tweets after the break....

Sanusi could be next emir of Kano.

Good or Bad news for Jonathan ?
Things just got tighter for President Goodluck Jonathan: former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS), is a potential candidate to be the next emir of Kano after the death of Alhaji Ado Bayero.
Kano is considered strategic in the 2015 presidential election ─ in which Jonathan is expected to run ─ because of its voting population.
Even 25% of Kano’s 5.1 million registered voters ─ second only to Lagos’ 6.2 million ─ could make a significant contribution to the overall score of a presidential candidate.

Chibok Girls Update: Pressure Mounting on Jonathan to Adopt American-Taliban Swap Model

The Presidency is under pressure to adopt the America-Taliban prisoner swap model in getting back the over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls, it was gathered yesterday.
Under the deal, the United States (U.S.) got back its soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in exchange for five Taliban prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
Sources said the Presidency is being prevailed upon to follow the U.S. example and reconsider its stand not to swap the girls for detained Boko Haram members.
Last month, the Presidency rejected the sect’s demand for a prisoner swap, saying to accede to the request would amount to fueling insurgency.
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Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, dies @at 83

Among Nigeria's most prominent traditional rulers, Ado Abdullahi Bayero, the Emir of Kano has died. The Emir died early today June 6th in Kano based on family sources.  Ado Bayero has been the Emir of Kano since 1963 and was a former ambassador to Senegal. 


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