Saturday, July 5, 2014

'BRT bus did not kill any soldier' - LAGBUS official reveals what transpired

LAGBUS Asset Management Limited, operators of BRT buses have denied that one of the buses killed a soldier. Soldiers continued a rampage yesterday across the Palmgrove part of Lagos, stopping BRT buses, asking passengers to get down, beating the drivers, destroying the buses before eventually setting them on fire. The damage yesterday is reported to be worth over N100million.

But speaking about it, a LAGBUS official said they'd nothing to do with it, explaining that they just found a corpse in their bus and went to report it to the Police;

"By 10 p.m. last night, one of our buses broke down at Onipanu; by 11 p.m., a rescue team with a van went to the scene to tow the bus. Unfortunately, area boys started stoning our team which made our men to leave. Meanwhile, the driver put on hazard lights and C- Caution to alert motorists of the breakdown.

53 Boko Haram members killed after daring attack on military base

The Nigerian military released a statement today stating they killed over 50 terrorists yesterday after a daring attack on a military base in Damboa, Borno state. See the statement signed by military spokesperson Major General Chris Olukolade below...

Over 50 terrorists died as troops repelled a daring attack on troops’ locations in Damboa, Borno State yesterday night.  The terrorists had stormed the troops’ bases and police locations while most of the troops were out on patrol of surrounding villages.

Video: Farmer Caught his Business Customer Red-handed Cheating with his Wife

New Gaza rocket fires as Israel's Arabs join protests over teen murder

A new volley of rockets fired from Gaza territory into Israel on Saturday, hamstring Egyptian efforts to establish a renewed truce, after protests over a Palestinian teenager's murder spread to Arab-Israeli towns.

Israeli police reported clashes in three mainly Arab towns in the northeast and center of the country late Friday after the east Jerusalem funeral of the teenager, believed to have been abducted and murdered by Jewish troops.

Strangling democracy: From information to infotainment

We are focused on the US government's ways of promoting its policies across the global community. Why would the US State Department choose to offer something like free entertainment, sometimes, at press briefings? Or - could that be some smart strategy most of us are still unaware of? The Voice of Russia has invited Italian journalist Giullietto Chiesa and Ilya Fabrichnikov, Russian expert on political communications strategy, to talk about "infotainment" and how it is used to manipulate our minds. 

Mr. Chiesa, Mr. Fabrichnikov, I am happy to welcome you to our show, and before we proceed let me give you one of the latest.

Nigeria Faces FIFA International Ban From Football After Government Interference

African champions Nigeria risk an international ban due to government interference after a court sacked the football federation’s executive committee. Nigerian sports minister Tammy Danagogo on Thursday appointed Lawrence Katiken as sole administrator of the NFF.

NEWS: Speaker Mourns Demise Of Ikeja Traditional Ruler

Speaker, Lagos State House of  Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikudoriji has described  the demise of the paramount ruler of Ikeja, the Olu of Ikeja, Oba Rauf, Adeniyi Aremu  Matemi  as shocking and highly regrettable.

Ikuforiji in  a statement  by his Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Adebayo, “ The sudden death of our highly revered royal father of Ikeja, the Olu of  Ikeja, Oba Rauf  Adeniyi Aremu Matemi  was  not only sudden but sad, and highly unfortunate.

Court Fixes Date on Ban of Hijab in Lagos Schools

The Muslim Student Association of Nigeria recently filed a suit against the Lagos State Government over the use of Hijab in primary and secondary schools.

Justice Modupe Onyeabo of a Lagos High Court in Ikeja, has set September 26 to deliver judgment on the case.

Human Rights lawyer assassinated in his home in Lagos

Human rights lawyer and social commentator, Barrister Kunle Fadipe (pictured above) was on July 3rd  murdered at his residence at Harmony Estate near Karaole Estate, College Road in Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos.
In accordance with reports, the estate where in fact the late barrister lived was plunged into total darkness after power outage and the lawyer asked his son to go and start the generator. As his son made his way to the generator, a person armed with a blade accosted him and ordered him to take him to his father. When the person surely got to Mr Fadipe, he stabbed him in the neck and back. His daughter who was in the home immediately ran out of the home and asked for help. Two security officials mounted on the estate immediately ran there and was able overpower the killer.Continue..

Update: Security man brutalized by soldiers yesterday on sick bed.

 Pictured above is the security man who was allegedly brutalized yesterday by soldiers at Palmgrove Estate after having a BRT bus killed a soldier (Read here). He's currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos. See another pic after the break...


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