Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Pres Jonathan condemns Kano bombing, assures people of enhanced security in the wake of attack on FCE

The bombing at the Federal College of Education today has reportedly claimed over 30 lives. Below is a State House press release on the incident...
    President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commiserates with citizens and residents of Kano State on the loss of lives sustained today during the attack by terrorists on the Federal College of Education, Kano.
    President Jonathan’s sympathies and best wishes for a speedy recovery are also with all those who suffered injuries in the dastardly attack.
The President commends the officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force who took prompt action to confront the attackers and minimize resultant casualties.

El-Rufai To Contest 2015 Kaduna Guber Race

Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and chieftain of All Progressive Congress, APC, Nasir El-Rufai, today announced his bid for the Kaduna State governorship.
While speaking at the palace of Kpop Gwong, Paul Zakka Wyoms, the former minister said he was at the palace to formally inform the people of Gwong Chiefdom of his gubernatorial ambition which he said is hinged on justice, responsible and sensitive leadership that will take the state to another level.
“I came here to formally inform you of our decision to seek the highest office in our dear state. It is a demonstration of deep commitment to the peace, development and unity of Kaduna state. I am set and ready to move to action, justice is paramount to development and that is my direction. I am seeking your blessings and moral backing.

Boko Haram Installs Emirs in Gwoza,Dambua

  Boko Haram has installed emirs in Gwoza and Dambua, Borno State, the two towns that fell to the Islamist sect two weeks ago, Senator Ali Dume told his colleagues as Senate resumed from its two-month recess yesterday.This is even as the Upper Chamber urged President Goodluck Jonathan to declare total war on the insurgents, advising him to mobilise all resources and efforts to that effect.

15 killed,34 injured as Boko Haram invades College of Education Kano

The Federal College of Education,Kano was this afternoon attacked by  Boko Haram members.
Kano State police commissioner Adelere Shinaba told AFP the "insurgents", ran onto the grounds of the Federal College of Education after exchanging fire with police outside.
    "They were obviously suicide bombers. One of our officers shot at one of the gunmen and the explosives on him went off, killing him on the spot,"
    "Another gunman was also killed. Thirteen people were killed by the gunmen and 34 others have been taken to hospital with injuries."

Buhari Vanguard Calls For Immediate Arrest Of Oristejafor Over Arms Smuggling Scandal

Culled From Sahara Reporters;

In a statement released yesterday, the Chairman of The Buhari Vanguard, Jasper Azuatalam, demanded that Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor be arrested for his involvement in the South African arms smuggling operation foiled yesterday, when two Nigerians and an Israeli man were stopped in South African with close to $10million in cash.

Photos: Nigerian troops celebrate after killing hundreds of Boko Haram men in Konduga

 Nigerian troops successfully crushed another attempt by Boko Haram members who were on a revenge mission to Konduga, in Borno State. According to a statement by Defence HQ, 3 Hilux vehicles, 1 Amoured Personnel Carrier and a cache of arms and ammunition were captured by the troops. Hundreds of the militants were said to have been killed. Troops are now combing the vicinity, in a cordon and search operation to determine the heavy casualties suffered by the terrorists in the encounter. See pictures of the captured weapons armored tanks after the cut...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Synagogue building collapse: 45yr old woman walks out of rubble alive

A 45-year-old-woman today Tuesday September 16th allegedly walked out alive from the rubbles of the collapsed building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos.
Ibrahim Farinloye, the PRO of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, South-West Zone, told journalists in Lagos that the woman walked out on her own at 2a.m very early today but the woman was not identified.
    "A woman of about 45 years old walked out of the rubble on her own around 2a.m today. She was able to walk away from the collapse with just a broken wrist. 10 more bodies were recovered, leaving 59 dead and 131 rescued alive,“ Farinloye said.
59 bodies have been recovered and Farinloye expect rescue workers to recover more bodies.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Air Force jet used in bombing operations against Boko Haram goes missing

A Nigerian air force Alpha Jet used in the fight against Boko Haram members has gone missing. The military plane reportedly disappeared from radar around Adamawa state after it went for a routine operation attack on Boko Haram men on Friday September 12th.
Two fighter pilots who were operating the jet have also been declared missing. The Defence has released a statement on the missing jet.
The Defence statement posted on their website below...

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Soldiers kill 150 Boko Haram members during attack on Konduga

According to a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by Col. T. Antigha of the Army Public Relations, the battle with sect members lasted three hour and four soldiers were injured during the attack.
    "At about 5.30 am today (Friday), Boko Haram terrorists launched a massive attack on Konduga town, about 35 kilometres from Maiduguri. After about three hours of fierce fighting, Nigerian troops routed the Boko Haram fighting force of over a hundred terrorists. Further to the staggering loss of men, Boko Haram also suffered extensive losses in equipment. Four Nigerian soldiers were wounded in action.

Photo: Three Nigerians deported for e-Shopping fraud in India

Three Nigerians, Oladapo Obasoto Olatunbosun alias Richard (32), Dickson M Dickson (29) and Abiodun Oluwagbemiga Oyekunle alias Jerie (33), all pictured above, are currently on their way back to Nigeria this morning after they were indicted in an e-shopping fraud in India, where they've lived for several years.
According to an Indian police report, the three young men had been previously arrested for indulging in cheating and online fraud in Chennai, India in 2011 and were recently arrested with an Hyundai Santro car, two LED TVs, 6 mobile phones, 3 cameras,3 watches, 7 imported perfumes, 3 laptops, 1 Ipod and 32 pairs of shoes, which they had purchased through fraudulent online shopping.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

GEJ won't interfere with ongoing investigation of accusation against Ali Modu Sheriff

    We have noted with surprise, the unnecessary hue and cry raised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other bigoted critics of the Jonathan Administration over the claim that the President is “hobnobbing” with the former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff who was recently accused by the Australian, Stephen Davis of being one of the chief sponsors of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The totally erroneous basis for that charge was the spurious claim that Senator Sheriff accompanied President Jonathan on his recent trip to Ndjamena as a member of his entourage.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Federal Government set to ban 'Ponmo'?

 According to a Vanguard report, the Federal Government is looking at banning the sale and consumption of Ponmo. Find the report below...
    This indication emerged Tuesday when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina called for competent regulations that would check the consumption and sale of the product. If this is achieved, he noted that livestock farmers would stand good chances of making high dollar return if the hides and skins (Ponmo) are tanned into leather.

Oby Ezekwesili reacts to GEJ's order to pull down offensive bring back Jonathan signs

Ebola: British Nurse Flown To Uk For Treatment Set To Return To Sierra Leone

William Pooley, the British nurse who was flown back to the UK for treatment after he contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone where he was serving the people has announced his plans to return to the country to help treat Ebola patients.
Pooley called on wealthier countries to do more in helping Africa control the epidemic. He also said it was time for Obama and Cameron to intervene as it’s a global problem, and needs global level leadership.

Mother gouges out 5-yr old son's eyes with a spoon because he refused to worship satan

 A Mexican family has been jailed for gouging out the eyes of their five-year-old relative with a spoon during a satanic ritual to bring about the end of the world.
Fernando Caleb Alvarado Rios was ordered to close his eyes out of respect with his mother, grandparents, aunt and uncles as they danced in a circle and called on Satan to reveal himself.

Bill Gates offers Nigeria, other countries N8billion to fight Ebola

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it will be donating $50million (N8billion) to support the efforts of Nigeria and other West African countries hit by the Ebola Virus outbreak in containing the spread of the deadly virus.
Announcing this in a statement issued today September 10th, the foundation said the money will be immediately released to the United Nations agencies and international organizations that are involved in the Ebola fight to enable them and national governments purchase needed supplies and scale up emergency operations.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

"I wasn't hired by Nigerian Govt" hostage negotiator Stephen Davis allegedly says

Australian hostage negotiator Stephen Davis who has been widely described as a man hired by the Nigerian government to negotiate with Boko Haram in an effort to help free the Chibok girls, has allegedly said he was not in Nigeria (for four months) at the request of the federal government.
In an interview with Soni Daniel, which was published on Vanguard today, Stephen allegedly said he was never engaged by the Nigerian government to dialogue with the sect.

Cardinal Okojie speaks on Chris & Anita Oyakhilome divorce drama, says 'are they true pastors'?

Speaking with a Vanguard reporter recently, Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, said the drama going on between Pastors Chris and Anita Oyakhilome is disturbing. He said when pastors refuse to honour the vows they took at the altar of God, what do they expect from the ordinary members of their congregation?

Boko Haram reportedly takes over Michika town in Adamawa state

Heavily armed Boko Haram men have reportedly taken over Michika, one of the key towns in Adama state. According to Sahara Reporters, the sect men arrived the town today September 7th, chased out Nigerian troops and hoisted their flag in the town. This is coming three days after the militants seized Gulak town.
Residents in the town say the Nigerian military flew over the area but did not attack the sect men.

Soldiers from the 23 Brigade in Yola, Adamawa state, are said to have been mobilized to prevent the sect men from taking over Mubi, a key city which is some kilometers away from Michika.

Terrorism: President Jonathan To Meet Chadian Leader Tomorrow

 President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will travel to Ndjamena tomorrow for talks with his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby.
The talks in Ndjamena  with President Deby who is also the current Chairman of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council follow their discussions in Nairobi last week on the sidelines of the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit.

Photos from Joan Rivers funeral

 The funeral ceremony of legendary comedian and Fashion TV host, Joan Rivers, held earlier today at Temple Emmanu-EI in New York.
Joan Rivers wanted a star-studded funeral and she got one. Everyone from Hollywood, fashion, media and money was at her funeral. Guiliana Rancic, Kathy Griffin, Kelly Osbourne; Sarah Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg; Howard Stern, Mehmet Oz, Alan Cumming, Clive Davis, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Kathie Lee, Andy Cohen, Donald Trump, Steve Forbes amongst others. Continue to see more photos from the funeral...

Friday, 5 September 2014

'All schools to resume September 22nd' - FG

The Federal government has directed all primary and secondary schools to resume on Monday September 22nd. The resumption date for schools had earlier been postponed to October 13th as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria.

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