Friday, 29 April 2016

Cattle herdsmen as the new Boko Haram? By Reuben Abati

“No matter how far the town, there is another beyond it” – Fulani Proverb

There has been so much emotionalism developing around the subject of the recent clashes between nomadic pastoralists and farmers, and the seeming emergence of the former as the new Boko
Haram, forbidding not Western education this time, but the right of other Nigerians to live in peace and dignity, and to have control over their own geographical territory. From Benue, to the Plateau, Nasarawa, to the South West, the Delta, and the Eastern parts of the country, there have been very disturbing reports of nomadic pastoralists killing at will, raping women, and sacking communities, and escaping with their impunity, unchecked, as the security agencies either look the other way or prove incapable of enforcing the law. The outrage South of the Sahel is understandable. It is argued, rightly or wrongly, that the nomadic pastoralist has been overtaken by a certain sense of unbridled arrogance arising from that notorious na-my-brother-dey-power mentality and the assumption that “the Fulani cattle” must drink water, by all means, from the Atlantic ocean.

N23.29b bribery scandal: EFCC goes after oil chiefs, as bank, INEC officials refund N408.7m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is perfecting plans to arrest some top oil barons suspected to have pooled over $115m (N23, 299,705,000 billion) to bribe some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to alter the results of 2015 Presidential Election.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi Named Among Top 5 Best African Players

Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi has been named by France Football magazine among the top five African stars in Europe for the past week.
Iwobi provided two assists as Arsenal drew 3-3 with West Ham in a thrilling London derby at the weekend.
The 19-year-old Nigeria international has shone for London Gunners after he was given his chance by manager Arsene Wenger this season.

Economy suffers as FG, NASS play Ping-Pong with budget

With few weeks already gone in the second quarter, many Nigerians are wondering why the 2016 budget is yet to be passed. The worries over the  prolonged delay in the passage of the budget is more than justified given the fact that the economy has literally been in slumber these past months.
The genesis of the crisis began when the issue of the ‘missing budget’ made headlines in December. That led to hoopla with the issue of budget padding, when it was discovered that some persons had sexed up the figures in the budget for their selfish aggrandisement.

We will deal with you like Boko Haram- Buhari warns pipeline vandals

President Buhari Wednesday warned vandals and saboteurs blowing up oil and gas installations in Nigeria to desist immediately or face the same drastic action being taken against Boko Haram by the Armed Forces.
Speaking at a meeting with members of the Nigerian Community in Beijing, China, President Buhari also reaffirmed his total commitment to winning the war against corruption, saying that corruption was an arch-enemy of the nation which has destroyed the lives of many Nigerians.

Chris Giwa vows to take over NFF secretariat from Amaju Pinnick despite FIFA warning

 Chris Giwa has reiterated his desire to take over leadership of the Nigerian Football Federation from Amaju Pinnick despite FIFA's warning.
The World's football governing body, FIFA had through it's secretary general Markus Kattner warned the NFF to refuse any court order asking for the current president Amaju Pinnick to be replaced, saying Giwa had already taken the election case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) and lost.


 Chuks D General as he is fondly called is a great Comedian.He is the Biggest Comedian in Abuja,there is no Event in Abuja without Chuks D General.He has done so well for himself.Chuks D General got his first Endorsement as the Brand Ambassador of MAMA CASS FOOD Nation wide.He has been recommended by some of the notable Legendary comedians,like ALI BABA,SEYI LAW,GORDON AY.Check out some of the pictures from his high class events......More pictures after the cut

Woman kidnapped her two children to get ransom from husband - Rivers State Police

 On Tuesday April 12, Rivers State Police Command released photos of captured suspected criminals in the state. Among the suspects paraded was a woman identified as Mrs. Abigail Brown who kidnapped her two children to get ransom from her husband.
According to a statement issued by the Command on Wednesday, April 13, Mrs Brown and husband’s former driver, identified as ThankGod, connived to kidnap her two children, aged 2 and 10. The suspects then called the husband to pay a ransom in order to secure their release. Brown who had earlier denied the allegation against her, later but later confessed to the crime claiming she that "it was frustration that made her to commit the crime as she had no means of survival."

Photo: Lagos Chief Judge grants amnesty to 153 inmates

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade today granted amnesty to 153 inmates of the Kirikiri Maximum and Medium prison. 24 of the inmates were released from the Maximum prison while 129 of them were from the Medium prison.Three of the inmates granted amnesty have been standing trial for over 15 years. Among the 129 inmates released from the Medium prison, 79 were standing trial for capital offences while 50 were standing trial for minor offences.

LindaOnu's Followers