Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Leader GEJ replies Gen Buhari over his statement on the present state of the Nation

President Jonathan has reacted to a statement released yesterday July 21st by ex-Head of State & Chieftain of the APC, General Buhari by which Buhari cautioned him over the usage of federal agents to fight the opposition party, noting that no democracy can succeed with no opposition.

In a statement that was signed by Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati, president Jonathan asked Buhari not to fault him for the woes his party, the APC, goes through. Find President Jonathan's statement below and what General Buhari said in his statement to President Jonathan after the break. 
President Jonathan's statement below...

US missionary admits to raping young kids at Kenyan orphanage

According to a report on KTLA a US teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip.

The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children between the ages of four and nine.

According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham (pictured above) confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. Continue...

WANTED: EFCC declares two wanted over ₦3.2million fraud (Photos)

Find the EFCC press release below... 
The public is hereby notified that the duo of John Samson Akpan and Monday Idaresit Ekpo aka “Boyce,” managing director, Elite Concrete Lifestyle Ltd, whose photographs appear above are wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a case of criminal conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretense and fraud.

Nigerian Air Force Jet crashes in Borno State

 A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 helicopter that has been on an exercise mission crashed yesterday afternoon in South Bama, Borno. In accordance with a statement signed by Nigeria Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, the jet crashed because of technical fault and not consequently of any enemy action. The statement didn't say whether anyone was killed or injured in the crash.

Mr. Olukolade said investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances that resulted in the crash.

PhotoNews/Video: Jonathan meets Chibok parents/girls

See more pics bellow and video after the break.

University of Nigeria Nsukka: Lecturer Commits Suicide

A lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Dr Bede Opata has reportedly committed suicide over a yet-to-be ascertained reason, Thisday reports. Sources within the university say the 38 year old law lecturer killed himself in his apartment within the city on Saturday July 19th but his body was just discovered on Sunday July 20th.  The lecturer who holds a doctorate degree in Law, hailed from Nsukka, Enugu state and was the son of a former Commissioner in the old Anambra state, Chief Cletus Opata.

'We know where the Chibok girls are but but we don't want to endanger their lives' - DG SSS says

While fielding questions from newsmen after today's National Security Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, the Director General of the Department of State Security, DSS, Mr Ita Ekpeyong said that security forces know where precisely the kidnapped Chibok girls are but are being very careful in their rescue efforts so as not to endanger their lives.
"The issue of the Chibok girls, government is making efforts. We know where they are but we don't want to endanger their lives, that is the truth. We want to take it gradually and release them at the appropriate time. We know where they are" he said

Reigning MBGN: "I always knew I would be a beauty queen" -

 Reigning Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Iheoma Nnadi, who beat 30 other girls to emerge the brand new queen last Friday July 18th says she'd always known she would be a beauty queen one day. The 19 year old South African based student/model spoke with Encomium mag after being crowned queen

"Buying a form means you are ready to become MBGN. I always knew I would be a beauty queen. Years back, the password of all my accounts was missworldforever. I have never participated in any beauty pageant before now. This is my first and I am so happy I won" she said
Iheoma is the last child in a family of 6 and has two sisters and a brother.

Photos: Gov. Fashola sets up tribunal of enquiry on recent Burning of BRT Buses

 Governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola yesterday July 21st inaugurated a panel of inquiry to access the ROOT of the Friday July 4th face off between men of the Armed Forces and a BRT driver where a Soldier lost his life, and the following arson and destruction of BRT buses by the soldiers.

Governor Fashola tasked the tribunal to inquire into if the act was committed by soldiers and also unravel how and why the military officers died and what killed him, in addition to investigate what may have been done to steer clear of the accident.  

The panel which will be chaired by way of a retired Judge of the Lagos High Court, Mr Justice Ebenezer Adebajo is likely to submit its findings within 60 days. See more photos after the jump.

Photos: Ceremony of handing the flight recorders over to Malaysian officials

Ceremony of handing the flight recorders over to Malaysian officials went according to international protocols as required between two countries (Malaysia and DPR respectively). During the ceremony, Malaysian official properly addressed Boroday as a head of state. Ukrainians were reportedly trembling with outrage.

More photos bellow.

We won’t concede any state to B’Haram –DHQ

Security agencies in the country have vowed that they will not concede any state of the federation to the Boko Haram Islamic sect or any other terrorist organisation. The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, made the pledge at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday. The occasion was organised by the National Information Centre, chaired by the Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri.

Impeachment threat: Al-Makura meets President

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has met with President Goodluck Jonathan over the impeachment process instituted against him by members of the state House of Assembly.
The PUNCH gathered on Monday that the meeting took place in the Presidential Villa, Abuja at the weekend.
A Presidency source, who did not want to be named, told one of our correspondents that the move by the state lawmakers to remove the governor was discussed at the meeting.


Buhari: GEJ has declared war on Nigeria

 PunchNg Reports.
A former Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), on Tuesday accused President Goodluck Jonathan of waging a war against Nigeria by using the   “common wealth to subvert the system.”
Buhari made the accusation in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Kaduna.
The statement titled,   “Pull back Nigeria from the brink,” is his first formal reaction to the   removal of Murtala Nyako as Adamawa State governor and the threat of impeachment against Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State.


Men in Uniform Kidnap Woman in Lagos

A four-man gang said to be kidnappers stormed Oshodi under bridge on Saturday, snatching a young woman at gunpoint. One of them was reported to have worn the uniform usually used by officials of the anti-robbery squad.

Punch reports that the victim was walking along with her mother when she was confronted by the men. It was said that the mother was threatened with a gun when she wanted to defend her daughter.
The gang, who were said to have arrived at the Oshodi area around 2.30pm, whisked the woman away in a Honda Pilot jeep.


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