Sunday, July 5, 2015
An analyst with the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, on Sunday in Abuja advised Nigeria to prepare for the post-insurgency rebuilding of the North East, destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Matthew Alao, a UN Conflict Prevention and Peace Building Analyst, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Nigeria was in the last phase of insurgency in the North East.
“We are getting into the last phase of insurgency in the North East. There is need for everybody to put hands on deck to ensure that the post-conflict reconstruction, reconciliation and rehabilitation, are done inclusively,” he said.
Below is what the comedian wrote on his instagram page appreciating the worth of a woman and also asking the men to respect them.
Being A Woman
● changes her name
● changes her home
● leaves her family
● moves in with you
● builds a home with you
● gets pregnant for you
● pregnancy changes her body
● she gets fat
● almost gives up in the labour room due to the unbearable pain of child birth
● even the kids she delivers bear your name. Continue...
Indeed Mrs Ruth Uche’s visit to Alausa this week wasn’t wasted. Aside the governor showing interest in her case, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has visited her at home where he donated food items, beverages and cash to her. Below is what the speaker said to her;
“We came to congratulate you on the successful delivery of these beautiful gifts from God and to assure you that you will not suffer in bringing up these children. We must continue to thank God for everything. It was through the mercy of God that you delivered these twins through normal delivery after going through Caesarean section in your previous deliveries. So you have every reason to thank God. Continue...
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the termination of the appointment of Stephen Keshi as the Head Coach of the Senior National soccer team, the Super Eagles.
A statement by the NFF Executive Committee on Saturday said this decision was made, “having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and Development Committee.
It added that in taking the decision, the committee reviewed the actions and inactions of Keshi, in the performance of his duties as the Eagles’ Head Coach in which, “we found to lack the required commitment to achieve the federation’s objectives as set out in the coach’s employment contract’’.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
When will this madness actually stop? When will these outcasts execute themselves from planet earth? If you say going to school is ridiculous and you can’t stand it, why don’t you just excuse us from earth? It’s that simple, go to heaven the heaven you prefer now.
Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official has told CNN. The girls, age 16 to 18, are students at one of the biggest girls' schools in Herat city, the provincial capital.
All three girls were admitted to Noor hospital in Herat city before their parents took them elsewhere, said hospital head Jamal Abdul Naser Akhundzada. Two of the girls were in critical condition after the acid was thrown in their faces, he said.
Akhundzada quoted the girls as saying that their assailants were two men on a motorbike. "This is the punishment for going to school," the men told the girls after pouring the acid on them, according to Akhundzada. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, said police are working very hard to find the attackers.
A 63-year-old man, Alabi Ibrahim, was on Friday re-arraigned in a court in Abeokuta, Ogun state, and remanded in prison for allegedly infecting his stepdaughter with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
Mr. Ibrahim was accused of sexually assaulting the thirteen-year-old.
The director of public prosecution, O. Osunfisan, who stood for the respondent in the case instituted by Child Protection Network, a non-governmental organization, told the court that the accused, according to a medical report, had infected the girl with the virus.
A former member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Dayo Okondo, has rejected his appointment by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as a member of the Governing Council of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, according to Premium Times.
The rejection came shortly after the governor announced the list of the appointees on state radio, Friday.
He said he was not contacted before his name was announced over the radio, and noted that the appointment was not befitting of his status as a former member of the BOT of the PDP.
Aliko Dangote is arguably one of the richest men in the world. In an interview with top Nigerian media executives, the soft spoken man explains how five to ten Nigerians can make Nigeria’s economy great if encouraged to invest at home.
“We are building a refinery and our refinery will make more money if there is subsidy. We have changed the size of the refinery three times because we are looking at the maximum we can do that has ever been done. We started with about 400,000, then we shifted to 500,000. Now, we took it to 650,000 barrels per day. That’s the biggest ever single line thresh of refinery. It’s a huge plant and it comes with a lot of challenges, but at the end of the day, it will save us a substantial amount of money. Presently, about 38% of our foreign exchange goes to petroleum products, so I think that will totally eliminate it and eliminate all the imports. We will also be able to export and we won’t do it all by ourselves. Other refineries will produce. Even if other refineries are not working, we’ll be able to satisfy 100% local demand and we’ll be able to export massively. Five to ten people can make Nigeria a great economy. We have to encourage Nigerians to invest at home,” he said.
Victim Of Police Brutality Recounts Ordeal, I Passed Out Severally With Blood Dripping Out Of My Nose
For Justin Nwankwo, a doctoral student of philosophy at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, what he went through inside the cell at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Awka in Anambra State, two years ago, is better imagined than experienced. The brutality allegedly meted to him is like hell on earth.
Narrating his ordeal to Crime Guard, the then Manager of Upper Class Hotel in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State, before it was demolished by the Peter Obi administration said: “August 1, 2013 is a day I will never forget in my life, as it marked the beginning of an ugly experience I passed through for three months. It was the day I was arrested alongside 13 others who worked in the hotel I managed while pursuing my educational career.
You Are More Likely To Be Killed By A Police Officer Than A Terrorist In Nigeria! Etcetera Writes On Police
The police is your friend – words of the past, it seems. Today, the police are more about terrorising, bullying and killing for no reason. That Nigerian policemen are out of control is like saying ‘Ijebu garri’ is sour. Some believe that there are still good policemen out there, and I used to admit that quite often, but never again. Well, maybe there are still good policemen out there, doing their job of protecting and serving their pockets every day. The biggest problem is, no one is doing anything about it, even the government.
Hardly a day passes by without stories of a police officer shooting a ‘danfo’ driver because of N50, police terrorising people on the street and asking for receipts for everything, even for the Agege bread in your bag, pulling off people’s vehicle plate numbers for whatever accusations they could conjure up. The crazy thing is that they always try to justify their senseless actions. A prime example of how the police are out of control is how they quickly jump into your car even before you disobey traffic regulations. They don’t even wait for you to beat the traffic light; they are already inside your car, seated with the seatbelt on, like you guys are going on a planned vacation.
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday in an interview with BBC has said the Buhari led Government is not ruling out negotiations with boko haram sect. When asked whether it would work, Mr Adesina replied saying;
“This is going to work. There are machineries being put in place. It’s going to work. The recent killings by the sect were meant to break our resolve, to weaken it, but that will stop. It remains a priority to him (Buhari) to deal with the group.
“You will notice that his first two weeks of administration were dedicated to tackling the insurgency. He visited Chad and Niger Republics and the following week, the Presidents of those countries also visited him in Abuja. The President of Benin Republic and the Defence Minister of Cameroon visited him; machinery is being put in place and once we’re through, we will see the end of the group. The target time for the deployment of the multinational force is July ending; that is in a couple of weeks.”
Friday, July 3, 2015
The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has come to the aid of the mother of a new set of twins whom her husband abandoned for having twins the 3rd time. Mrs Ruth Uche had come to Alausa Secretariat this week with all her children to seek for help. A reporter from The Nation however found her and interviewed her, which brought her to limelight. We also picked up the story and some people even suggested we raise money for her here. The good news however is that the Governor of the State is now interested in her case and we think it’s the best solution ever. Government money!
A Lagos house wife, Mrs Gbemisola Basorun, 38, has been abducted by unknown gunmen who accosted her as she was about driving into her premises in Ikorodu with her kids on Tuesday evening. They pointed a gun at her and dropped off her kids as one of them handled her Pathfinder SUV and drove her away. Neighbours alerted her husband who informed the police and the Pathfinder was found the next day, but with no traces of her.
Mrs Basorun was said to have been returning from church when the incident happened. Unfortunately, she is yet to return home.
Labour members today led by the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress in the State, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, have addressed journalists warning that the plan of the State Governor to slash their salaries from January 2015 has been made known to them and it is unacceptable! They described the act as satanic, wicked and suicidal saying no Government should ever think of that not to talk of imagining it.
“It’s sad to inform the public that government had resolved to cut the salaries of public servants in Osun State by 50 per cent from January 2015 and we want to unequivocally say that it is unacceptable to the entire workforce in the State of Osun. It is satanic, wicked and suicidal for any government to arrive at this position after he had failed in his constitutional responsibilities for the past eight months.
Never will the workers accept this. The situation the state government found itself was a product of its systemic failure and any attempt to cut the salaries of workers in the state by one per cent will be vehemently resisted and will lead to unimaginable chaos,” the chairman said.
The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said he will gladly appoint illiterates such as Okada riders, farmers into his cabinet without looking back because they voted massively for him which in turn made him a governor today. He says not being educated does not make them less intelligent. He also says he is not someone who will ‘use’ people and then dump ‘them’. Below is what the Governor said on Twitter this afternoon.
Islamist militant sect Boko Haram today killed 11 of its members in Miringa village in Biu local government area of Borno state after the members reportedly fled from one of its camps near the area.
The militant sect sent at least 20 fighters in hot pursuit of the fleeing members caught up with them in the village as they waited to surrender to government forces.
Villagers told Saharareporters that the militants assembled the deserting members summarily tried them and slit their throats in the presence of horrified villagers and then left their bodies in the village.
NB... Please I have just been informed that they don't share the same mom. It's Aje's mom who is late. Sorry for the first info.