Suicide Bombings In Church Again. Will Nigeria Stay Together?

I was in a prayer session in my service when my phone vibrated, I opted to finish my spiritual communication before taking a look at the notification. Immediately I had the chance to do so, I was greeted with the least of imaginable thoughts. Another explosion and yet again in the Northern part of Nigeria.

Suicide Bombings In Church Again. Will Nigeria Stay Together?
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St. Rita Catholic Church in Ungwar Yero area of Kaduna metropolis had been hit by a bomb of great magnitude leaving 11-people dead and over 40 injured as at last count. This was another scary moment and another reason to re-ignite the burning question of how long will Nigerians continue to endure this shame and disrespect for human lives?

Just like the normal routine, the President of Nigeria has already condemned the unfortunate incidence and commiserated with families and friends of the victims. Despite the same response after every sequential attacks, government isn't showing any sign that they can handle the situation. I fear for this nation and it is hoped that government get their acts together before this crises degenerates into a chaotic state where angry Nigerians take over the streets unclad to emancipate themselves from the shackles of corrupt leaders and free themselves from the fraudulent amalgamation of 1914.


Inteligence Report: Boko Haram Base Traced to Mali

The fight against Boko Haram is recording success as the operational base of the Islamic sect has been confirmed to be located in Mali. The National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd) and President Jonathan were in Mali for a secret meeting with the military authorities, following a strong intelligence report which shows that Mali’s northern region is being used as the operational base of the dreaded sect.

Inteligence Report: Boko Haram Base Traced to Mali
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A reliable diplomatic source revealed that the President's visits was more than just making a stopover in Bamako, the Malian capital as announced by Abati in his statement.

“the Nigerian president actually left Niamey, Niger Republic on Thursday, October 18 and went straight for the main goal of his trip, which is to hold talks with the Malian authorities, as part of efforts to dismantle the main structure of Boko Haram in the North of the country (Mali).”

During the meeting between President Jonathan and Mali’s interim president Traore, was “to stabilize the civilian regime of Traore, mobilize African and ECOWAS forces to Mali, with a view to flushing out all islamist groups and rebels, including Boko Haram leaders that had taken control of North of Mali.” In a separate discussion with Captain Sanogo, President Jonathan was said to have offered him a political asylum in Nigeria to pave the way for Traore’s full control of Mali’s armed forces, which are still loyal to Sanogo. “If the Nigerian government can get Traore relocated to Nigeria, the stability Nigeria needs in Mali to fight its own enemy hiding and operating from our territory would have been achieved half-way,” a diplomatic source privy to the development told Saturday Sun. It was, however, not yet clear at press time whether Traore has accepted the offer of asylum from President Jonathan.

“What is certain is the success of the war against Boko Haram depends largely on the stability in Mali and the ability of the African and the entire international community to dislodge all rebels and Islamist groups operating in northern Mali because if you observe closely, they share the same religious ideology and modus operandi with Boko Haram militants. If you follow developments there, you will notice that the Islamists have imposed a harsh interpretation of Sharia in the areas they control in the north of Mali and there are reports of people being stoned to death and having their limbs amputated,” the source added.

Suntai Crash Update

The devasting news of Santai Air crash has been over the news with conflicting reports about his state of health, but I now have underground information that the Governor is in stable state.

Suntai Crash Update
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But I have more than these few details, more revelation on the Governor's financial usage have been released and I have a brief Intel on it below.
"Mr. Suntai is an aviation enthusiast who owns two aircraft and a helicopter. Aviation sources say he also owns an airstrip which he built with embezzled funds in his village.

"The governor obtained a pilot’s license from the Nigerian College of Aviation in Zaria in 2010 and had completed numerous solo flights."....

"Mr. Suntai reportedly bought the plane, a Cessna Grand Caravan, from a member of the House of Representatives from Kebbi, Bala Ibn Na’Allah.

"Mr. Na’Allah recently bought a Swiss-made Pilatus PC12 with tail number N689PE.

Governor Suntai recently set up “Taraba Airline” following his purchase of an Embraer ERJ-145 jet." - George Onmonya.

Eid-El-Kabir Message By President Goodluck Jonathan



My Dear Compatriots,
Eid-El-Kabir Message By President Goodluck Jonathan
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1. I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you all as we celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival.

2. I also congratulate all Nigerians who successfully undertook the Hajj this year despite the unforeseen difficulties which developed over the issue of male companions for some of our female pilgrims.

3. Although the problem was eventually resolved with the positive intervention of the Federal Government, I have ordered a thorough post mortem of the incident with a view to ensuring that our Hajj airlift operations are never disrupted by such problems in future and that no Nigerian pilgrim is ever subjected to such traumatic experience in the Holy Land again.

4. Nigerians remain a people of great faith with the vast majority of our people professing belief in God either as Muslims or Christians.

5. I believe therefore that we should all seize the opportunity of the Sallah season and the public holidays to reflect on how we can bring the ideals and virtues of our religious beliefs to bear on the positive resolution of the many challenges facing us as a nation.

6. There can be no doubt that we will make faster progress towards the attainment of developmental objectives as a nation if we all resolve to do more to live up to the highest ideals of our religious beliefs including the fear of God, willingness to make personal sacrifices for the collective good, selfless service, respect for laws and constituted authorities, honesty, justice, equity, fairness, dutifulness, peace and harmonious co-existence with others.

7. My administration will continue to give dedicated, committed, focused and purposeful leadership towards overcoming old and emerging challenges before the nation.

8. While our doors remain open for constructive engagement and dialogue with all Nigerians, we shall continue to aggressively implement all measures deemed necessary for the restoration and maintenance of peace in all parts of the country.

9. As we celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir, let us all remember the plight of the many thousands of our compatriots who have been displaced by the floods which recently devastated many communities across the nation and resolve to contribute whatever we can to ameliorate their suffering.

10. I have already announced a relief package of close to N18 billion and constituted a national committee to raise more funds to help victims of the floods.

11. In the true spirit of our major religions which enjoin us to be generous to the needy, I urge all Nigerians who can do so, to donate munificently to the national relief fund for affected persons and communities.

12. We will monitor the disbursement and utilization of the funds released by the Federal Government and those raised by the National Committee very closely to ensure that they are judiciously and expeditiously expended for the benefit of the flood victims.

13. May God bless and reward all who help the flood victims.

14. I wish all Nigerians who undertook the Hajj a safe journey back home.

15. Happy Sallah to all Nigerians.

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR

President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

October 25, 2012

Governor Suntai Of Taraba In Plane Crash

The Governor of Taraba State Suntia was involved in a devastating plane crash. In a statement released by the Federal Ministry of Aviation, it confirms the incident.

Governor Suntai Of Taraba In Plane Crash
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The statement titled “Incident Involving Aircraft, Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ in Yola, Adamawa State, reads:

“An aircraft, Cessna 208 with 6 souls on board including crew, operated by the Taraba State Government departed Jalingo, Taraba State for Yola this evening and reported contact with the Yola Control Tower (1720Z) and field in sight at 38 miles estimating landing at 1730Z. The pilot subsequently lost contact with Yola Control Tower and subsequent effort to raise the aircraft failed.”

“Search & Rescue was immediately activated and site of incident located with all victims alive with various degrees of injuries. The victims have been evacuated to the hospital for treatment pending further investigation of the incident.”

“This is the correct version of the incident; every other one that is contrary to this is incorrect.”

SIGNED: Joe Obi,SA (Media) to Aviation Minister

More details soon

70-Year Old Man Beheaded In Akwa Ibom State

Viewer Strictly Discretion Advised.

This is a pathetic story. A 70-year old man was decapitated in Ikot Odion in Eket Local Government area of Akwa Akwa Ibom State. The man whose name was given as Udo Jimmy was be-headed by unknown men. He was declared missing and the incidence was subsequently reported to the village head.
A search party was immediately set-up, the result of such group was the shocking discovering of Jimmy’s headless body half a mile from his backyard along the road leading to a nearby stream called Odu Iyak.

The Divisional Police office of Eket, Mr Idowu Owohunwa was intimated where he immediately visited the scene alongside some of his men for proper investigation. No arrest was however, made as no strong suspect was identified by the villagers the in course of police preliminary investigation.


New Video: Asa Celebrates Fela

Highly rated music sensation, powerful and soulful songstress Asa stole the day 3 of the international music festival with her amazing renditions on stage which had the crowd carried away on the voice, message, delivery and persona reeling off the stage and together.

No one else does Live music performance than Asa in Nigeria, it was simply extra-ordinary.

…. Fela lives on forever!

Here is the video.. have fun

27-Year-old Wed 83-year-old Grandma in Lagos

A 27-Year-old Nigerian last week married 83-year-old grandma in Lagos Marriage Registrar.
27-Year-old Weds 83-year-old Grandma in Lagos

The reason behind the marriage remains unknown, but I do understand that the couple resides in Lagos, Nigeria and the issue of immigration documentation benefits is completely ruled out.

Close family sources hinted at local wealth and inheritance of monumental proportion; however such information could not be confirmed.

Eitherway, it is happy married life and best of wishes to the couple.

18-Seater Passenger Bus Falls Inside Ovia River

A fully Loaded 18-Seater Passenger Bus Fell Inside ovia river along Lagos-Benin Express Road. 

18-Seater Passenger Bus Falls Inside Ovia River
As at the time of writing, reports of survivals seems unlikely.

A couple of weeks ago, a higly-rated man of God and his team of prayer warriors were at the danger spot where they cast-out demons before later revealing that the road had been cleansed and free to use for Nigerians. Today, we are greeted with another tragedy.

May the soul of the dead rest in peace.


Prophet T.B Joshua Predicted The Nigeria Flood

On a Sunday Live service at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B Joshua delivered a prophetic message saying that he saw serious rains that would cause floods and bring destructions in the nation, Nigeria. He subsequently asked Nigerians to pray against disaster caused by flood. Prophet T.B Joshua Predicted The Nigeria Flood

Today, many have been stranded for days in over 7-states of Nigeria while many have lost their lives.

Prophet T.B Joshua Predicted The Nigeria Flood
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We pray for this nation. I'm seeing a storm like rain, that kind of serious rain that.. In some areas of this. I want to ask God, which area the rain will fall that will destroy property, bring floods? I want to ask God to tell me which state, which direction, which location so that I can present it to you. Because it is always sensitive to talk about our country. Before you know it, they will say that is another thing. May God forgive us. - Prophet T.B Joshua

All of Prophet TB Joshua have come to pass, some of his recent prophesies includes, the death of Pop King Michael Jackson, death of DIG Haruna, death of Ghana's President Atta Mills, death of Argentina Leader, death of Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika and a host of others including the Victory of Chipolopolo of Zambia at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations.

Here is a video of the prophet’s prophesy.

Obama Nominates Rodriguez as Next Africa Command Chief

US President Obama has nominated Army General David M. Rodriguez to succeed Army General Carter F. Ham as the commander of U.S. Africa Command, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said, October 18, 2012.

U.S. Africa Command is the newest combatant command, and its headquarters is in Stuttgart, Germany. The command encompasses all of Africa and its adjacent waters except for Egypt.

The Senate must confirm Rodriguez, who currently is commander of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.

"He has served in a variety of key leadership roles on the battlefield," Panetta said in announcing the nomination. Rodriguez was the first commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, the corps-level command in Afghanistan. He was the commander during the surge into Afghanistan, "and was a key architect of the successful campaign plan that we are now implementing," Panetta said.

Ham has served as the Africa Command chief since March 2011. "Under his leadership, Africom has played a very central role in some very important missions," the secretary said. "From the NATO campaign in Libya that led to the fall of Gadhafi to successful counterterrorism efforts in Somalia [and] Yemen to efforts we are now involved in in Nigeria and Mali and elsewhere, General Ham has really brought Africom into a very pivotal role in that challenging region."

The nation is "deeply grateful for his outstanding service," he said.

Panetta also announced the nomination of Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr. to receive his fourth star and serve as the next assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. He would succeed Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., whom the president has nominated to command coalition and U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Paxton is commander of Marine Corps Forces Command, Marine Fleet Force Atlantic and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe. Paxton and Dunford also must be confirmed for their jobs by the Senate.

Governor Oshomhole, The New Military Dictator of Edo State

Edo State which was usually known as a focal point for infrastructural development in Nigeria has suddenly become a place where democracy has been completely brutalized and dictatorship idolized.

In the last couple of weeks, it has been nothing but verdict over the counter given by a governor whose mandate was stolen but retrieved by '"due process". The governor has left all construction process on hold and directed all his energy at intimidating state workers. So far, the Governor has dismissed over 20 teachers in the state for an act he labeled "lackadaisical attitude of some teachers to work".

In the same vein, in an interactive session with Permanent Secretaries, Senior Education Inspectors at Government house, the governor dismissed all 41 of them. He gave the directive in the most undemocratic manner, as if he was a judge or something. That was the height of the governor's dictatorship.

One would expect that Mr. Oshiomole who regained power through the law would follow due process in all his actions. Unfortunately, that seems not to be the case, as Edo State is run by one man. He draws the line and dictates the pace. When he is unavailable, the state stands still, even his deputy is redundant at best and most times seems clueless on how the government works.

My issue with the governor is his action without expert reasoning. The sacking of states workers is undemocratic and completely unacceptable. Oshomhole has simply over reacted. This is far from democracy, far from due process and obviously close to military dictatorship. This is not governance, I can't think of any place where workers are sacked for missing a day out of work.

The NUT and the NLC have to remind the governor where he came from and protect the rights of teachers and workers alike. The are laid down processes to be followed before sacking a worker. They ought to be a query served and perhaps an inquiry committee set up, after cross-analysis, verdict is given and lessons are learnt. Not this barbaric way of governance. The fact that you have the support of your people is no right to punch them on the face.


Ex-Militants Donates N52.7m to Flood Victims

Few days ago, Lawmakers decided to give N200,000 each to victims of Flood disaster, while theri leaders donated N300,000. Now, About 26,358 Niger Delta Ex-Militants and Amnesty beneficiaries of both Phases 1 and 2 of the programme, have agreed to donate N2,000 each from their October allowances to support efforts of the federal and state governments on the flood disaster.

 The total sum to be handed to Flood victims Relief coordinators is N52.7 Millions.

Denial: illuminati Exists But I'm Never a Member - D'banj

Nigeria music sensation and  winner of the “Best African Act" for the 2012 MTV EMA Awards has cleared the airways on rumor flying like wild-fire which suggested that the High flying Nigerian musician D’Banj signed a pact with illuminiti.
Mr. Endowed denied ever being a member of Illuminati
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D’banj spoke on the radio program anchored by veteran On-air personality, Olisa Odibua the singer of Oliver Twist though confirmed that Illuminati truly exists but he will never join such devilish group.

Mr. Endowed denied ever being a member of Illuminati or any other secret cult for that matter.

He went ahead to show who was really the boss at the defunct Mo Hits Record by claiming that it was his record label D’Banj (DB) Records that has partnership with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D and not Mo'Hit 


ALUU 4: Policeman Joined Mob to Unleash Terror on Students

While I screamed Jungle Justice after watching the video of the gruesome murder of innocent Nigerians, I wrote in one of my columns that there was need for a National Emergency Telephone Number, so the Police could easily be reached, thus averting such a disaster and destroying any prospect of a reoccurrence. I didn’t know that the proverbial adage that the Nigeria Police doesn’t save lives was evidently displayed at the scene.
ALUU 4: Policeman Joined Mobs to Unleash Terror on Students
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Now, they are confirmation that two men of the Nigeria Police Force were present at the scene of the barbaric incident; one of them actually joined the mob in beating the victims, which later lead to their death.

In an interview section with journalist yesterday, when Police Paraded suspects of the Aluu murder case, one of the suspect made the shocking revelation.

 “I saw a crowd beating four boys. I ask who are the four men being beaten and they said they were armed robbers. I said what happened in the compound; they said they are going to 9, Coca cola Street in Umuokiri-Aluu. I said ok, it is my compound, let us go and see the person whether he is their member. Or let them point at the particular person they are going to look for.

“Along the line, two policemen came around. One of them was pleading, the other one even joined in the beating. After beating the boy, the police now asked that they hand over the boy over to them,” Ugbaje said.

The last hasn’t been heard. I will keep my fingers crossed and see how this case is handled.

Picture: Aluu 4: Suspects Paraded by Police

All said and done, finally some break through in the fight for justice as Police parades suspects of the gruesome murder of four innocent Nigerians.

Image Credit: Nwankpa Chijioke 
Yesterday, the Police confirmed the arrest of 21-suspects in connection with the nefarious act. Today, Journalists were there at the Rivers State Police force Headquarters to authenticate the story.

 I leave you with the words of Prof. Pat Utomi on the Aluu 4 massacre.

 "I commend the Nigerian Police for the speed at which they swung into action in investigating and arresting the culprits suspected to have masterminded this killing. But the investigation should continue to identify and prosecute the police men who cowardly ran away from the mob and left the boys to die a gruesome death". - Prof Pat Utomi.

May God help Nigeria 

Aluu 4: Police Confirms Arrest of 21

The gruesome murder of four innocent Nigerians in Aluu Community of Rivers State sparked a media outrage while screams of jungle justice filled the airways. The police had no choice than to handle the situation at a top level, the result of such development is the confirmation of 21-arrests in connection with the barbaric and nefarious act.

Aluu 4: Police Confirms Arrest of 21
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Those already in custody in the is the traditional ruler of the community, Alhaji Hassan Welewa, who reportedly incited the mob to unleash terror on the deceased students.
Also in the custody of the police are four indicted persons said to have been closely linked to the barbaric act.
They are Felemo Solomon, Cynthia Chinwo, Ozioma Abajuo and Chigizie Samuel Evans.


FG to Introduce Four Airlines Next Year

Since the devastating DANA air-crash which left hundreds of people dead, the Federal Government has been working on series of restructuring plans to prevent the re-occurrence of such a disaster.
FG to Introduce Four Airlines Next Year
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One of the major effects of such plans is to ensure that the market which operates in high monopoly for domestic flights sees a dramatic change to that effect. Four new additional airlines are to be registered by The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and should start operation next year. 

Nigerians pay the highest airfares in the world. Experts suggest that opening the market to more investors would see a plummeted price tag. Overall, domestic flights would be enhanced reason being the competition that would arise.


ALUU 4: The Need for a National Emergency Telephone Number

The US emergency number "911" is the universal emergency number for everyone in the United States. In 2000, approximately 150 million calls were made to 911, according to the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). If you were born in the 1960s or later, 911 was ingrained in you during childhood, and those born prior to 1968 have been exposed enough to 911 that it has become second nature.

Fast-forward to 2012,  The number "911" has become to life saving tool for every American citizens; disasters have been averted, lives have been saved, criminals caught and prosecuted. While this sounds appealing to the ear and gives every American citizen a fresh brew of hope on their security, I feel Nigerians too could share similar memories of how one phone call turned the dynamics of a disaster. Unfortunately, such a thing does not exist, and even if there was, there is a hundred percent guarantee that you would never get help when needed. A norm that has become a Nigeria trademark.

The Need for a National Emergency Telephone Number
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After the gruesome murder of four innocent Nigerian citizens in Aluu, and watching the video my self, seeing the cruelty of man's heart and barbaric nature of some Nigerians, alot of things went through my mind. After several days pondering on the issue, then I read the story of how efforts to save one of the boys were aborted. Quickly, it dawned on me that there was a major lacuna between the people and our security operatives.

In the story as given by Llyod’s mum; one of the victims mother. There was more than enough time to stop the barbaric killings. Apparently, the man who was sent to salvage the situation was clueless and helpless due to the marmot crowd he met. I thought, should this be other nations where things work and government not looting tax-payers money,  a simple but yet fundamental telephone number would be in place to guide against acts like this.

In the end, lives have been lost, families shattered and dreams destroyed. Nigeria is still the same, nothing is changing anytime soon since every successive government prefers to thread on the same path that leads to failure.

A Brief Summary of the number "911"

On February 16, 1968, Alabama Senator Rankin Fite made the first 911 call in the United States in Haleyville, Alabama. The Alabama Telephone Company carried the call. A week later, Nome, Alaska, implemented a 911 system. In 1973, the White House's Office of Telecommunication issued a national statement supporting the use of 911 and pushed for the establishment of a Federal Information Center to assist government agencies in implementing the system.

After its initial acceptance in the late 1960s, 911 systems quickly spread across the country. By 1979, about 26 percent of the United States population had 911 service, and nine states had passed legislation for a statewide 911 system. Through the latter part of the 1970s, 911 service grew at a rate of 70 new local systems per year, according to the NENA. Approximately 50 percent of the U.S. population had 911 service by 1987. In 1999, about 93 percent of the U.S. population was covered by 911 service.

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Presidency Earmarks N654.02m For Generators in 2013

Whether or not the President is serious about the transformation agenda and the desire to provide uninterrupted power supply to millions of Nigeria is anything we can hold on to, the only thing that need to be done is to hope and believe in God for a miracle which happens to be the norm in Nigeria.

I now  have verifiable  figures Government intends to spend on light in 2013. The total amount of N654.02m has been earmarked for that Generators in Aso Rock.

Presidency Earmarks N654.02m For Generators in 2013
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This money covers the cost of maintenance of plants and generators as well as the cost of fuelling them. The money also covers the amount set aside to replace some generators in the institutions under the Presidency.

What do you think about this? is the amount too much, too little or just enough? share your thoughts....

Nigerian Task Force Denies Killings in Borno State

Nigerian security forces are denying reports soldiers killed at least 30 people and burned shops and houses in the city of Maiduguri in revenge for a bomb attack.

Residents of the northeastern city say soldiers went on a rampage Monday after a bomb went off near an army patrol, killing at least one soldier.

A statement from Nigeria's Joint Task Force on Wednesday denied those accounts, saying there is "no recorded case of extra-judicial killings, torture, arson and arbitrary arrests by the JTF in Borno state."

The JTF is fighting the militant group known as Boko Haram, which is based in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.  Witnesses have accused the security force of brutal tactics and human-rights abuses.

A politician from nearby Kano state, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the secrecy around Boko Haram frustrates efforts to isolate or subdue the group.

"They do not wear a tag, they do not wear a T-shirt that proclaims they are Boko Haram," said the politician. "So, all you do is talk to the younger elements in your family to be aware of these people.  They should not join any group; they should watch their movement, just moral persuasion."

Much about the group remains unclear, but the militants are believed to want to impose a strict form of Islamic law across northern Nigeria.  It is blamed for killing more than 1,000 people in northern and central Nigeria since 2010.

Thanks VOA News

Nicki Minaj Offered 31 Million Naira To Perform In Nigeria

As part of efforts to boost Cross River State as the peak destination for tourism to Nigeria, Nicki Minaj has been offered $200,000 (N31 Million) to perform at the Calabar Carnival festival in Nigeria.
Nicki Minaj Offered 31 Million Naira To Perform In Nigeria
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The carnival which begins 1st – 31st December 2012, is tagged “Africa’s Biggest Street Party”. Stakeholders insists that it would boost the cultural mosaic of Nigeria people as well as entertain millions of spectators within and outside the State, and boosting industrial growth

Uniport Jungle Justice: Aluu Set Ablaze as Students Sacks Community

Students of the University of Portharcourt who are currently on a 7-days mourning have taken their anger to Aluu community where their three of their friends were gruesomely murdered over suspicion of theft.

Confirmatory reports suggests that no fewer than 12 houses were set ablaze while the East West road was barricaded by the rampaging students. The students however withstood every form of oppression from security chiefs and demanded that the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Joseph Ajienka  addressed them before considering halting their decision. The Vice Chancellor reportedly obliged them after securing assurances that he would not be rough handled.

Following the crises, the institution has been shut down with re-opening date not yet on sight.

Last week, four people were brutally murdered in Aluu community for allegedly stealing a laptop and blackberry, an accusation that was later confirmed as false. The barbaric and irrational action taken by the community has been condemned by every sane human. Though the action is painful and an insult to our collective intelligence, it has exposed the injustice in Nigeria and the failure of our National Orientation Agency.


The Biafra War and Why The Truth Was Blocked From Nigerians

"Federal troops, killed, or stood by while mobs killed, more than 5000 Ibos in Warri, Sapele, Agbor, "New York Times, 10th January, 1968.

"It’s (mass starvation) is a legitimate aspect of war, " Anthony Enahoro, Nigerian Commissioner for Information at a press conference in (New York, July 1968)
"Starvation is a legitimate weapon of war, and we have every intention of using it against the rebels, "Mr Alison Ayida, Head of Nigerian Delegation, Niamey Peace Talks, Republic of Niger, July 1968) "

The Igbos must be considerably reduced in number" (Lagos Policeman quoted in New York Review, 21 December, 1967)
''One word now describes the policy of the Nigerian military government towards secessionist Biafra: genocide. It is ugly and extreme but it is the only word which fits Nigeria's decision to stop the International Committee of the red Cross, and other relief agencies, from flying food to Biafra" Washington Post (editorial) July 2, 1969).

''In some areas outside the East, Igbos were killed by local people with at least the acquiescence of the federal forces, 1000 Igbo civilians perished in Benin in this way"- (Max Edward - Reporter on the ground-New York Review, 21 December 1967).

''After federal forces take over of Benin, troops killed about 500 Igbo civilians after a house-to-house search with the aid of willing locals" (Washington Morning Post, 27 September, 1967).

"The greatest single massacre occurred in the Igbo town of Asaba where 700 Igbo male were lined up and shot as terrified women/children were forced to watch"
(London Observer, 21 January, 1968)

"Federal troops, killed, or stood by while mobs killed, more than 5000 Ibos in Wari, Sapele, Agbor" (New York Times, 10th January, 1968).

"There has been genocide on the occasion of the 1966 massacres, the region between the towns of Benin and Asaba where only widows and orphans remain, federal troops having, for unknown reasons, massacred all the men" - (Paris Le Monde, 5th April, 1968).

"In Calabar, federal forces shot at least 1000 and perhaps 2000 Igbos, most of them civilians" (New York Times, 18th January, 1968).

"Bestialities and indignities of all kinds were visited on Biafrans in 1966. In Ikeja Barracks (Western Nigeria) Biafrans were forcibly fed on a mixture of human urine and faeces. In Northern Nigeria numerous Biafran house-wives and nursing mothers were violated before their husbands and children. Young girls were abducted from their homes, working places and schools and forced into intimate intercourse with sick, demented and leprous men'' (Mr. Eric Spiff (German War correspondence Eyewitness, 1967).

"There has been genocide, for example on the occasion of the 1966 massacres , Two areas have suffered badly [from the fighting]. Firstly the region between the towns of Benin and Asaba where only widows and orphans remain, Federal troops having for unknown reasons massacred all the men.
According to eyewitnesses of that massacre the Nigerian commander ordered the execution of every Ibo male over the age of ten years" (Monsignor Georges, sent down on a fact-finding mission by His holiness the Pope reporting his finding in Vatican Rome, Le Monde, French Evening newspaper, April 5, 1968).

''650 refugee camps, contained about 700,000 haggard bundles of human flotsam waiting hopelessly for a meal, outside the camps, was the reminder of an estimated four and a half to five million displaced persons, the Kwashiokor scourge, a million and half children, suffer(ed) from it during January; that put the forecast death toll at another 300,000 children, More than the pogroms of 1966, more than the war casualties, more than the terror bombings, it was the experience of watching helplessly their children waste away and die that gave birth to, a deep and unrelenting loathing. It is a feeling that will one day reap a bitter harvest unless, " (Frederick Forsyth, British writer January 21st 1969) ",

I saw several hundred of Zombie-like creatures - men, women and children, lying, sitting or squatting in the midst of others who were dead. The living ones were completely reduced to skeletons and could not talk. I was seeing for the first time, kwashiorkor, Frankly, I took fright, I believe that any foreign troops from anywhere in the world occupying Ikot Ekpene or any other town in Biafra would have shown much more sympathy, "(Gen. Alex Madiebo, Ikot Ekpene, July 1968)

"One word now describes the policy of the Nigerian military government towards Biafra:- genocide. It is ugly and extreme but it is the only word which fits Nigeria's decision to stop the International Committee of the red Cross, and other relief agencies, from flying food to Biafra". The Nazis had ressurrected just here as Nigerian forces, Washington Post (editorial) July 2, 1969

"The loss of life from starvation continues at more than 10,000 persons per day - over 1,000,000 lives in recent months. Without emergency measures now, the number will climb to 25,000 per day within a month - and some 2,000,000 deaths by the end of the year. The new year will only bring greater disaster to a people caught in the passion of fratricidal war, we can't allow this to continue or those responsible to go free" Senator Kennedy appeals to Americans - Sunday, November 17, 1968 ",

I want to see no Red Cross, no Caritas, no World Council of Churches, no Pope, no missionary and no UN delegation. I want to prevent even one Ibo from having even one piece to eat before their capitulation. We shoot at everything that moves and when our troops march into the centre of Ibo territory, we shoot at everything even at things that do not move," (Benjamin Adekunle, Commander, 3rd Marine Commando Division, Nigerian Army to French radio reporter).

The war aim and (final) solution properly speaking of the entire problem, is to discriminate against the Igbos and in their own interest. Such discrimination would include above all the detachment of those oil-rich territories in the Eastern Region, in addition, the Igbos' freedom of movement would be restricted, to prevent their renewed penetration into other parts, leaving any access to the sea to the Igbos, is quite out of the question, "(Federal Nigerian Minister speaking to E. C. Schwarzenback, Swiss Review of Africa, February 1968).

"Let us go and crush them. We will pillage their property, violation their womenfolk, kill off their menfolk and leave them uselessly weeping. We will complete the pogrom of 1966" (The theme song of Radio Kaduna, government-controlled, 1967-1970).

"Unfortunately this [Gowon's] enlightenment at the top level does not penetrate very deep: a Lagos police officer was quoted last month as saying that the Igbos must be considerably reduced in number" Dr Conor cruise O'Bien , 21 December 1967 New York Review.

"Myself and The same UNICEF representatives went on to convey something of what lay behind this intransigence: "Among the large majority hailing from that tribe who are most vocal in inciting the complete extermination of the Igbos, I often heard remarks that all Nigeria's ills will be cured once the Igbos has been extaminated from the human map , " Dr Conor Cruise O'Bien (21 December, 1967, New York Review). - Onyema Uche.(Washington, Distric of Columbia), USA.

Against Jungle Justice: Aluu Community of Barbarians

I screamed Jungle Justice, my heart pricked as I glanced through images of the gruesome murder of innocent Nigerian students. I could hardly imagine of thing like this, especially at a moment when we had just celebrated 52-years of independence and perhaps many years of democratization and civilization.

There is no denying the fact that these kind of barbaric and irrational activity have been happening in other parts of Nigeria, they have been reports but not so publicized as the Aluu disaster. God be grateful to social media, as it has exposed the diabolic nature of a people so graciously accepted by Nigeria.

I watched the video today. Glad I can stand the sight of extreme gory views. But yet, I was more shaken at the ultra-extreme cruelty and diabolic nature of a man's heart. I wondered.. If it was one of their sons being brutalized, would they just gather and watch?.
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What broke my heart completely and forced tears down my eyes was the voice of a woman saying 'kill am, dat one neva die'.. For the first time in 8-years, I remembered I could cry, not that I am above tears, at least I am not yet in my thirties, but it was pathetic, crazy, bizarre and wicked to see a gathering of people enjoying such an act capable of causing their extinction in other parts of the world.

Nigeria as a nation really need to re-define her path, TV jingos preaching Good People Great Nation is a total waste of public funds and not enough to address the irrationality of Nigerians. Jungle Justice, no mater what, is no alternative to standard justice, most of the time, innocent citizens are victims of such discredited form of justice.

Law enforcement agencies must stop being frivolous and should for once be challenged by this show of shame. We deserve much better than this, even animals are not treated this way. My heart goes out to everyone connected to the victims and hope God provides the grace and strength to bear this irreparable loss.

I want all social media pundits and bloggers not to give up on this case, we must continue to stand together as one to push the Government of this nation which is naturally known for its corruption to rise up and prove to the international community that we are not rags.

If I travel out and I’m mocked because I'm a Nigerian, I won’t call it racism. We really deserve what we get. Words Fail Me As My Heart Still Bleeds.


Uniport Jungle Justice: Authorities Declare 7-days Mourning

Uniport authorities have announced a 7-day mourning for three of its student who were brutally murdered by mobs in Aluu community for suspicion of theft.

After the gruesome murder of four people, it was later revealed that neither of the victims were criminals, paving way for the police authorities to beef up their investigation on the situation. Thusfar, 13 persons have been arrested in connection with the ugly incidence.

I sincerely wish the families of the deceased the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.


Danjuma Azemobo Musa Responds to Achebe's New Book

More controversies from the long awaited book THERE WAS A COUNTRY by Chinua Achebe,
Mr Danjuma Azemobo Musa has now added more fuel to the already heated debate.

I had wanted to stay away from discussing the "Awolowo" part of the raging controversy generated by Prof. Achebe's book THERE WAS A COUNTRY... but since most people would rather defend Awolowo than dwell on other crictical issues raised in the book, let us consider that in Awolowo's understanding, the over 2 Miliion Igbo men, women and children whom he starved to death were just collateral damage. In order words, to purnish a few "Biafran" dissidents into surrender, he helped  murder 2 Million "Nigerians".

Hear the truth from Awolowo's own lips:
" I decided to stop sending the food there. In the process the civilians would suffer, but the soldiers will suffer most."- Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

What more can one conclude? - Mr Danjuma Azemobo Musa.


Tragedy: How 20 Nigerian Wedding Guest Died In an Auto Crash

Yesterday, at about 7:30 am tragedy struck the airways of Kobape-Abeokuta leaving at least 20-people dead in a deadly auto crash which occurred at Ototo village.
How 20 Nigerian Weddling Guest Died In an Auto Crash
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Eyewitness accounts suggests that a a truck with registration number, Lagos,  JJJ 489XB, which allegedly veered off  its lane and rammed into a fully loaded Hiace passengers bus conveying the victims was the catalyst behind the ugly situation that left no fewer than 20-people breathless

Late revelations however indicated that the victims were members of the  African Church Solution Camp, Ewang Estate, Abeokuta, they had left lagos to attend a wedding ceremony of a member before meeting their dead end.

Causalities include two infants, men and women as well as boys and girls.

May the soul of the departed rest in peace. Amen


Uniport Jungle Justice: “We Buried Our Boy In The Forest”- Family

Just like the tower of Babel came crumbling when God visited them with different languages, nemesis has caught up with the suspects of the bastardly brutality given to four students of Uniport. The names of the inocent students are given as Ugonna, Llyod, Elkannah and Chidiaka.

The sneer brutality displayed the backwardness of the Nigeria nation and further raises the question about our glorified civility. I condemned the disgraceful act and insist that true justice must prevail on this incidence.
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Close family source of Elkannah Tekena who asked for anonymity explained how still shocked and horrified the entire family was before later revealing that Elkannah had be buried two days ago after undergoing extensive stitches to his burnt and severely battered body.

“Yes, he’s been buried.” The family member confirmed, “We recovered his body and we stitched it the best we could… It’s shocking the amount of brutality he and those boys endured. His body was beaten beyond repair, but yes, we’ve buried him.”

When asked about details of the burial, the source within the family continued, “We’re from Kalio Ama in Okirika Local Government Area, and in our custom, if you have endured the brutality, injuries and violence Elkannah endured, your body cannot be buried in town. So our 19-yr old boy was taken across and deep into the forest to be buried.”

Police Arrest 13 People Over Death of Uniport Students

When I first reported the news of the barbaric killing of Uniport students, I screamed jungle justice and was left perplexed at the irrationality of some Nigerians.

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The Following day, I was vindicated with the PM which I received, authenticated and published here also. My emotions caved in and I wished the Nigeria Police stepped-up their investigation into the ugly incidence. Today, I couldn’t be much happier when I read in the dailies that 13 peoplehave been arrested in the connection with an act capable of causing a national topsy-turvyness in other part of the world.

“Rivers State Police Command unequivocally commends the gruesome killing of four UniPort students on October 5, by irate mob from Aluu community. The command sympathizes with the families of the slain students and also appeals to them not to take laws into their hands. Students of the university are urged not to engage in any reprisal attract as such could lead to chaos and anarchy.”

“The command has commenced investigation into the incident. Amazing success has been recorded in that regard as 13 persons, including the chief of the community suspected to have been involved in the repressible, barbaric act, have been killings. Suspects are being interrogated by crack police team.” Mr. Ben Ugwugbulam, Rivers State Police PRO said.

More details as it unfolds.

Re: Jungle Justice: 3 Uniport Students Burnt to Death

While I was quick to label the cannibals who had the guts to set humans onfire over reports which suggested theft, I could hardly hold my tears when I got this PM, that the guys who were set ablaze were actually not criminals but normal and law-abiding citizens of Nigeria. Jungle Justice, no matter what, is the most arrogant of irrational thinking by humans and it is rather unfortunate that it still exists in Nigeria. I want the Police to quickly step-up their investigation on this issue and bring perpetrators of this bastardly and cowardly act to book.

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The PM Reads; "Ugonna has been complaining to his father that his house in school was being invaded all the time by robbers so he doesn’t sleep there. He had a friend in the community that he spends the night with. Himself and his roommate were coming back from where they went to spend the night when they met their other friends Chiadika and Lloyd so they decided to go together. On their way, Lloyd said that he needed to collect his money from someone who was owing him. In the cause of collecting his money, the whole situation went bizzare and turned into a fight. The guy who was owing them started screaming and the vigilante group was alerted and they thought they were the criminals disturbing the community since they were more in number than the guy they went to collect their money from. that’s the real story, no laptops or phone or cultism involved. Those guys were homely and they were all christains. Also their parents are very comfortable and provides them with everything they needed"

I am pretty much ashamed and irritated by the people who stood and even took photshots of this incidence. This is the 21st centaury and I really think this should not be happening, not at this point of our civility. I hope vengeance of the dead torments those responsible for this disgraceful act.

Why is Chinua Achebe Dragging Yorubas Into Igbo-Hausa Feud?

Chinua Achebe long awaited book on the Okjukwu led cvil war has caused heads to roll and led supporters of Achebe and the admirers of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo enter into verbal war.

On Thuesday, the Guardian UK, published excerpts of the book. The book which focuses on Achebe's experience during the war brings down painful memories as well as explores the roles played by keymen who dictated the dimension of the war. Awolo happens to be one of the major actors of the war as Achebe graciously elucidates.

Why is Chinua Achebe Dragging Yorubas Into Igbo-Hausa Feud?
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Achebe claims Late Awolo used his power as Vice Chairman of the wartime federal cabinet to annihilate the Igbo as a race that stirred the dangerous situation.

"It is my impression that Awolowo was driven by an overriding ambition for power, for himself and for his Yoruba people. There is, on the surface at least, nothing wrong with those aspirations

However, Awolowo saw the dominant Igbos at the time as the obstacles to that goal, and when the opportunity arosethe Nigeria-Biafra warhis ambition drove him into a frenzy to go to every length to achieve his dreams. In the Biafran case it meant hatching up a diabolical policy to reduce the numbers of his enemies significantly through starvation eliminating over two million people, mainly members of future generations."  Achebe wrote.

This excerpt as published by Guardian has caused passionate debates on blogs and microblogs.

In one of such blogs, Vincent wrote: "The Prof wrote a book about his Biafra war experience as he saw it. So, what's the big deal? If you don't like what he wrote, go write your own book. The problem is some Yorubas can't stand it when someone criticize Awolowo. Awo is almost a godlike figure among the Yorubas but still, he had his weakness. Quite honestly, anyone who wants to build any lasting relationship between the Yoruba and Igbo should not bring Awo into it because Ndigbo have no love for Awo just as Awo never loved Ndigbo".

Ayo in our Facebook Page had this say; "It was Ojukwu who took your people to war prematurely. Not Awolowo. Ojukwu is responsible for the 2 million casualties. Not Awolowo. You guys call Yorubas cowards. How interesting. Awolowo never ran away. It was Ojukwu who ran away after 2 million Ndiigbos have lost their lives. Brother, you can't argue history. FACT." 

Meanwhile, Afenifere has condemed Achebes remarks on Awolowo, describing it as an abomination.

Secretary General, Afenifere, Bashorun Seinde Arogbofa, said, He has the right to live anywhere he likes but to start denigrating one of Nigerias founders and builders like the Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo is not only unfortunate but a great abomination especially when he knows that the man is dead and cannot defend himself.

The things that bind us together in this country are already undergoing a great stress due to the economic downturn, poor management of resources, ethnic clashes, religious intolerance, unemployment, and nepotism among others.

All peace loving Nigerians should talk with restraints, trying to find solutions to our problems and ignore if truly he had said all those things.

What to know what I think? Stay put, I will have something to say soon.


Dangote Donates N200 Million To Kogi Flood Victims

Succor has finally arrived for the flood victims of Kogi state as Nigerian Billionaire, Alhaji Aliko Dangote donates N200m.

The Business magnet made this revelation in Lokoja at the Government House where himself alongside board members of Obajana Cement Company paid  a condolence visit to the Governor.

Dangote's expression and remark indicates that he was full of shock and remorse, He explained that N150M would be given to disaster victims as cash while the remaining N50m would be used to buy food items.


Tukur to Jonathan: Stop Mubi mubi Massacre

The National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Bamangar Tukur, on Thursday asked the Federal Government to put an immediate stop to indiscriminate killings in Nigeria.

This call was made at a meeting with a delegation from Ekiti State PDP, where the PDP leader condemned in the strongest terms, the massacre and asked the government to, at all costs, get hold of the perpetrators of the attack.

In the same vein, the Christian Association of Nigeria has condemned the Mubi killings and called on the National Assembly to immediately ensure the passage of the anti-terrorism Bill into law. Meanwhile, CAN r rejected the theory that the massacre was a dispute between the SUG and the students.

You would recall that on Monday night, gunmen stormed the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State killing over 40 students at close range shots while others were reportedly butchered with knifes in one of the most deadly tertairly instiution attacks in Nigeria history.

Jungle Justice: 3 Uniport Students Burnt to Death

It is a shame that barbarism still exists in this part of the world, in as much as justice must be served it doesn't have to be in the most callous way.

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They have been unconfirmed reports that three Uniport students were burnt alive inside the university premises for allegedly stealing and terrorizing occupants of the off-campus community.

The boys met their waterloo in the early hours of today, 5th October, 2012, they were beaten with clubs, sticks an brooms before the angry mob placed tires across their neck and set them ablaze.

The university authority is yet to release a statement to this disgraceful incidence but I will keep my fingers crossed and see as well as reports how things windsup.


UPDATE: 10/5/2012

The figure has been confirmed to be 4-students and the incidence actually took place in Aluu community as opposed to earlier university premises update.

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