Saturday, December 21, 2013

We Have Moved On To Wordpress

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

North Is Far From Being United Says Yerima

In a way, I have to agree with the Yerima standing that the north isn't united, but have the north ever united? The straight answer is no. North have always have different views to political issues in the terrain of the country as far as I have known.  Read the Vanguard write and tell me what is your own stake about the north of Nigeria north united according to Yerima.


ALHAJI Yerima Shetima is the national president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum. In this interview, Shetima maintains that there is division in the north owing to divergent interests in the region. On the proposed national conference, Shetima posits that there should be no no-go areas if the conference is to succeed. Excerpts:

BY DAPO AKINREFON

What is your position on the proposed national conference?
I have always been part of those clamouring for Sovereign National Conference (SNC) since the dark days of military rule. I was also part of those into the agitation when I was a young student. We formed PRONACO then to continue to agitate for SNC until we had the PRONACO conference.

It is not for those in power to decide how Nigeria should be. So, to some extent, we feel we need a SNC but we are also mindful of the fact that no nation of the world allows for SNC but that the people forced it on governments or they come up and do it against the government. But no sitting government will allow for that.

So if you look at this call for National Dialogue or whatever nomenclature the federal government calls it, some of us have our reservations.

Yes, it is a welcome development but to me, I see it more of buying time by the incumbent government to say since there is this clamouring going on, there is tension everywhere and the issue of insecurity is gradually becoming overwhelming let us engage Nigerians with activities because Nigeria government has a way of buying time.

Let us organise a conference where people will sit down and discuss so that by the time we take one year three months, already we will be at the electioneering time so that nobody will be talking about anything, rather, everyone will be looking at which way to secure power, so at the end of the day it becomes a total diversionary calculation.

Otherwise, for the president to look at the faces of Nigerians and say boldly that whatever you discuss will be subjected to the National Assembly, this is not the kind of conference we are looking for and it is really not fair.

The fear among some people is that an SNC may lead to the disintegration of

Presidency frustrated peace talks with Boko Haram— Shehu Sani

We all know that Shehu Sani isn't ok with the current political administration being headed by Jonathan, and he was once chosens as one of the members to represent the federal government when the peace dialogue was being considered then and we are all in high spirit but at the last moment it was all botched. Read this piece from Shehu Sani as he presented papers on the difficulties cases in justice delivery. Take the rest from Vanguard newspaper

BY Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA— Human rights activist and President of Civil Rights Congress, CRC, Mr. Shehu Sani, yesterday, alleged that it was President Goodluck Jonathan that scuttled an initial effort to constructively engage key members of the Boko Haram Islamist sect with a view to convincing them to end the blood-letting insurgency in the northern part of the country.

Sani, who spoke at a seminar for judges and journalists, organised by Konrad-Adenaver-Stitung, KAS, a German non-governmental organisation, gave an account of some underground

I Will Continue To Fight Says Tukur

The people democratic Chairman makes fun of everything yesterday, comparing himself as a militant, which many view as a childish take for a man as old as him. Not only that he had words for his "enemies" says he will continue to fight them until he makes history, though many doesn't find it funny with these words of his. Take the rest from the Vanguard of today and read.

ABUJA- NATIONAL Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur yesterday said that with what he has been going through since he became the chairman of the party, he can unequivocally call himself a militant, just as he declared war with his perceived enemies, saying he will not give up in his fight.

According to Tukur, being a militant, has been able to position him to withstand pressures from his enemies and adversaries, who according to him preferred to turn him into a lame dock as Chairman of PDP, adding that he would continue to be militant in the fight for justice, equity and equal right among members of PDP at all times.


*PDP National Chairman, Dr Bamanga Tukur

Speaking yesterday at a ceremony organised on Wednesday by All Niger Delta Peoples Congress for the conferment of merit Awards to deserving

Our National Assembly Shows Concerns Over $49.9 Allegely Stolen By NNPC

Wow, our national leaders have now summon the courage to probe the  over $49.8billion allgegely stolen by NNPC which Sanusi opened up just last week. This article is by Vanguard
ABUJA—THE Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Finance to begin a full-scale investigation into the alleged missing $49.8 billion from the coffers of the Federal Government.

The committee is expected to conclude its findings and submit report in less than seven days.
This followed a point of order raised under matter of urgent importance by Senator Olubunmi Adetunbi, APC Ekiti North, who relied on the Senate Order 42, not only to draw the attention of the upper legislative chamber to the allegation but also requested that it carried out an in-depth probe of the missing fund.

Value
The money is said to be the value of crude oil export and proceeds from

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ASUU Urges Jonathan To Weed Out Bad Advisers From His Cabinet

ASUU Urges Jonathan To Weed Out Bad Advisers From His Cabinet

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has warned President Goodluck Jonathan against taking advice from some of his aides, saying their advise would only ruin his government.

The Chairman of the University of Ibadan branch of the union, Olusegun Ajiboye, specifically mentioned the Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, who, he said, was labelling ASUU “enemy of the state” for making legitimate demands on the Federal Government.

He said though the union respected the

Monday, December 2, 2013

‘President Jonathan is like a mad man with a lighter at the fuel station’ – Lamido

‘President Jonathan is like a mad man with a lighter at the fuel station’ – Lamido

Right before his meeting with President Jonathan at Aso Villa yesterday, Governor Lamido of Jigawa had some strong words for the Commander in Chief.

The governor spoke to journalists from Leadership Newspapers before the meeting.

” To us we are on a rescue mission, because what we are seeing today is a mad man inside petrol filling station with lighter in his hand, the threat he poses is very lethal and would not spare anyone,” he said.

He said the arrest of his sons was politically motivated.

“This arrest of my children on alleged corruption or stealing or whatever they call it, is nothing short of political miscalculation and an attempt to jolt me to

REVEALED: How Nigerian Businessman, Taiwo Jamani, Was Killed Over Affair With Married Woman (PHOTO)


Late Taiwo Jamani, the Ireland base Nigerian had been in the news for weeks now.
Jamani died soon after spending sometime in the hospital following serious injuries he sustained when he was attacked by an irate countryman in Dublin in Ireland.

The brain behind his predicament was said to be a certain woman who is allegedly said to be dating him and another friend of him, Jooda Akanbi, his assailant.



The woman, simply identified as Biola, was described as a mother of three who had lost her husband because of certain suspicion which he (the husband) had about Biola’s ways of life. He moved out to a different location.

Contrary to some rumours that the two men had a business connection that strained their relationship, it has now emerged that Biola played an important role in helping Police in

Jonathan, Sambo meet PDP govs over defection


Jonathan and Sambo


Two crucial meetings aimed at resolving the crisis in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party which led to the recent defection of five governors were held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday.

The first was between 11 governors and two deputy governors and Vice-President Namadi Sambo while the second was between President Goodluck Jonathan and the two remaining rebel governors - Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Babangida Aliyu (Niger).

While Jonathan met with the aggrieved governors inside the First Lady’s Conference Room in the Villa; Sambo and the other governors met in House Seven.

The Jonathan, Aliyu and Lamido’s meeting which ended at about 10.29pm was adjourned till Sunday.

The Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Anthony Anenih, who briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting said Jonathan, and the rebel governors were happy that they were moving to restore confidence and trust in the PDP leadership.

“We have had our meeting presided over by the President with the Vice-President in attendance. We had useful meeting, the summary of it all is that we are happy that

2015: Shehu Sani Urges APC To Assuage Fears Of Northern Christians, Igbos In S/East


COMRADE SHEHU SANI

A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Shehu Sani, on Sunday said the party must assuage the fears of marginalisation by Christians in the North and the Igbos before 2015.


Mr. Sani, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna, also charged the APC to uphold the culture of internal democracy.

“The APC must device credible and just means of assuaging the fears of the Christians in the North and the Igbos in the South East, who felt a sense of marginalisation by the party.

“This needs to be done by their equitable representation in the party’s national leadership and other electable positions.

“This will help in neutralising the propaganda and misinformation by the adversaries of the party now effectively using religion to smear it,” he said.

On internal democracy, Mr. Sani said the APC “must provide a level playing ground for all its members and avoid and reject the corrosive and delirious attitude of imposition of candidates.

“Imposition of candidates by party lords had in the past negatively

TB Joshua On President Jonathan, God’s Talking To Him, Private Jets, Going To Restroom … And Many More





Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue Church of all Nations opens up on multiple controversies surrounding him and his ministry.




On being humble: If you have passed through what I have passed through, you will even be more humble than I am.

I have good health, and God shows me what I would have been in terms of sickness and death; it humbles me, and I want to use my good health for him. At times, God shows me how people are suffering and the thought that it could have been me keeps me humble. For instance, if I did anything wrong during this interview, when you may have left, God will caution me. If I am not humble, I will be out of track. If I was not in the house of God, I would be one of the touts in the motor parks.

On his ministry being seemingly more popular outside Nigeria than in Nigeria: I want to offer the same prayer for you: that God should make you more popular outside your country than in your country.

Let other countries introduce you to your country. I think that is better. As it is written in the Bible, a prophet has no honour in his country. I am not an evangelist or a pastor, I am a prophet. It is the word prophet that was used in that scriptural passage, not evangelist or so. If my people had understood the work from the beginning, it could have affected the glory of God in my life today. If people understand your vision from the beginning, you may not go far. It is better they don’t, they will understand later, and by then, you would have been very strong and God would have strengthened your desire. Praises and adoration can make you a local champion.

Where are the people that Nigerians praised from the beginning? I can mention some – even men of God, who are no longer living today, so many founders – CAC, Cherubim and Seraphim, Church of the Lord and so on. We should get this understanding that those who were local champions in the past did not reach international recognition.

Look beyond the ministry job to the secular world, was it Nigeria that introduced Prof. Wole Soyinka to the world? But when he became a Nobel Laureate, he became more powerful; when he talks, everyone wants to listen. Whereas there were some other local champions that even when they were dying, nobody took their news to CNN. They don’t know them.

God has a way of raising people by throwing the image to the international community. Even the footballers that are notable became acceptable to Nigerians when they belong to international clubs. I may not be accepted by some people in Nigeria but my acceptance in the

Dangote Distributes N540m To Borno Residents




The Dangote Foundation yesterday began the distribution of N540 million to about 54,000 indigent residents of Borno State with the aim of reducing poverty in the troubled state which has been under the siege of Boko Haram insurgency for the last four years.

The foundation, financed by the billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, as his contribution to alleviating poverty in the country is collaborating with Support for Women, Orphans and Tsangaya (SWOT), a pet project of the wife of Borno State governor, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima.

The SWOT is to organise the indigents and get the financial support of the business mogul to them. Each beneficiary is entitled to N10,000.

Managing Director of the Dangote Foundation, Dr. Adhiambo Odaga, said yesterday that the foundation had earmarked N540 million for distribution to the targeted beneficiaries in the 27 local government areas of the state as part of a special disbursement of N1.2 billion meant for residents of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, where the federal government has imposed a state of emergency.

Apart from Borno, Odaga said 177,500 women and 19,000 youths in Kano, Kogi, Adamawa and Yobe States had benefitted from the programme.

She said the micro-grants was part of a national

FG Did Not Give ASUU Any Ultimatum – Jonathan

FG Did Not Give ASUU Any Ultimatum – Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan has said his government did not give the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, an ultimatum to resume work or be sacked.

Fielding questions from newsmen at the expanded caucus meeting of the Bayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party held at Government House, Yenagoa, the President said, the Supervising Minister of Education only passed on the decision of the Committee of Vice Chancellors.

“We didn’t give them ultimatum; it was the Committee of Vice Chancellors that took that decision. The Supervising Minister of Education only passed on the decision.”

He said, “What ASUU is doing is no longer trade union. I have intervened in other labour issues before now, once I invite them they respond and after the meeting they

Defection To APC: PDP Cannot Impeach Me – Amaechi

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has declared that the ongoing plot by leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to impeach him for defecting to the All Progressives Congress would fail.

Amaechi, who spoke through the Chief of Staff Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha, said he had not committed any impeachable offence, describing the alleged plot as senseless and unnecessary and that the PDP would not be able to persuade the state lawmakers to impeach him.

The governor said on Sunday that he

"Catholics Will Go To Hell: Pope Francis Is Anti-Christ" - Chris Okotie Declares


Pastor Chris Okotie left his congregation shocked on Sunday (yesterday) when he said that all Catholics in the world will go to hell when they die because they are worshippers of Satan and are led by a Pope who is Anti-Christ and a friend of the Devil.

The fifty-five year old pastor made this controversial statement while he was preaching in his church, Household of God Church in Ikeja, Lagos. He said the Catholic church

ASUU STRIKE: Senate President, David Mark Begs ASUU To Resume


Senate President David Mark on Sunday pleaded with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to reconsider their position and return to classes.



Mark said it was necessary for the varsity teachers to return to work in order to salvage the already battered education sector from further deterioration .

Mark, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Paul Mumeh, made the appeal while inaugurating a lecture theatre for the School of management

Nigeria turns back UK plane carrying ‘near death’ deported Nigerian

Nigeria turns back UK plane carrying ‘near death’ deported Nigerian

A Nigerian man said to be “near death” following a hunger strike is back in the UK after the Home Office flight deporting him had to turn around.

Lawyers for Isa Muazu, who has refused food for “over 100 days”, said he was back at Harmondsworth detention centre.

It is thought the Nigerian authorities did not clear the plane to land.

Mr Muazu sought asylum in the UK saying he would be killed by Islamic extremists back in Nigeria. Labour said the government had questions to answer.




The Home Office rejects his arguments and attempted to deport the 45-year-old on Friday after he lost a series of legal challenges.

The privately-chartered jet carrying Mr Muazu was in the air for a number of hours, but it is believed the Nigerian authorities did not give the pilot landing rights. It is unclear why.

The plane is thought to have stopped in Malta for

Sunday, December 1, 2013

INEC declares APGA’s Obiano winner of Anambra governorship election



Anambra women protesting over the flaws in the election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) winner of the governorship election in Anambra.

This followed the completion of the supplementary election in the state on Saturday in areas where it did not hold on Nov. 16.

Declaring the result, the Chief Returning Officer of the election, Prof. James Epoke, said the APGA candidate scored 180,178 votes to