Ijaw leaders warn militants not to declare a Republic of N-Delta
Leaders of Thoughts of Ijaw ethnic nationality in the Niger Delta region at a meeting in Warri, Delta State, hosted by Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark over the weekend, warned Ijaw militants against their vow to declare a Republic of Niger-Delta.
At the meeting were, Bayelsa state governor, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, Deputy Governor of Delta state, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro, former Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Sir Gabriel Toby, former Minister of Culture, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas, former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Brodrick Bozimo.
Sunday, 31 July 2016
MEND and the Federal Government currently engaged in a dialogue through the oil companies and security agencies have reached far-reaching compromises, including the release of former militant leader, Henry Okah, in prison in South Africa and Charles Okah, incarcerated in Nigeria.
They also agreed that ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo [Tompolo], would not be harassed by government if he makes himself available as a delegate on MEND Aaron Team 2, while the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, would be released on condition that he renounces the agitation for “Biafra Republic.”
Thursday, 9 June 2016
A 41-year-old carpenter, Mr. Francis Emmanuel Francis, almost lost his right eye on Tuesday following an attack on him by Muslim youths for not observing the Ramadan fast.
This is coming barely a week after a 74-year-old, Mrs Bridget Agbahime, was murdered in Kano for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.
An eyewitness account had it that the carpenter courted trouble for himself when he was spotted by some Muslim boys in the Sokoto Road area of Kakuri,in Kaduna South Local Government Area, when a at about 2.30pm, eating when others were supposed to be observing the fast. This drew the ire of the youth who started beating him.
A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Thursday, sentenced Mr John Okeke to six weeks imprisonment for stealing two cell telephones. The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, gave an option of fine in the sum of N8, 000 and ordered that the convict should be given six strokes of cane. Kagarko advised him to desist from criminal activities. Okeke of Area 1, Garki, Abuja, was arraigned on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and theft.
Vanguard reports that, the Prosecutor, Kufreabasi Ebong, had told the court that one Friday Ahmed of Wumba Village, Abuja, reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on May 27, 2016.
Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Keshi is dead. Just last year,the 54 year old former international football player and coach lost his wife of 35 years, Kate,after a prolonged battle with cancer.
According to a statement by his family, he died in the early hours of today Wednesday June 8th of Cardiac arrest in Benin, Edo state.His brother Emmanuel Ado said in a statement....
“With thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi.ur son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem ), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015. Since her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today Wednesday, before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.”
So sad..May his soul Rest in peace.
A police corporal, Daramola Tosin, attached to the Ekiti Police Division in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, has been dismissed from the Force for allegedly killing an inspector, Mr. Lateef Shuaib.
Tosin allegedly shot Shuaib after secretly withdrawing up to N300,000 from Shuaib’s bank account without his consent.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Shuaib had entrusted Tosin with his Automated Teller Machine card when he fell ill.
The suspect was said to have initially withdrawn money for the use of the father of two.
“I am pleased to announce that after several weeks of persistent effort the Nigerian Navy, in collaboration with other security agencies, have arrested the main coordinator of attacks on NNPC and Chevron oil and gas facilities.
“The attacks were the bombing we witnessed since May 4 with the attack on Chevron Okan valve platform offshore in Escravos in Warri South-West.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Nollywood has lost yet another actor,Festus Aguebor.Ace producer Fidelis Duker announced the sad news on Facebook writing
“Adieu talented and veteran Actor Fesyud Aguebor …..remember your brilliant delivery of Chief Odeku in my 2002 movie, Family Contract starring Desmond Elliot, Chioma Akpotha,
A husband beat his wife to death over allegations of adultery.The sad incident happened in Ndubia Inyimaegu community in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, ASP George Okafor, revealed that the suspect had angrily beaten his wife to stupor when the deceased stopped him from chasing after her alleged lover boy. The Lagos-based James Uguru was said to have become suspicious of the wife’s,Jacinta's alleged promiscuity following rumours making the rounds on the matter in the community whenever he visits home to see his family. …
Over 50,000 workers have lost their jobs in Abuja in the last two months.The President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye, confirmed the job losses in an exclusive interview with a Punch correspondent in Abuja.
Similarly, the President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Frank Jacobs, said that about 10 companies had formally notified the association about their intention to shut down operations before the end of this month.
Ejinkeonye said that except something urgent was done by the Federal Government to address the forex exchange problem, more people could lose their jobs.He said
Khloe Kardashian has admitted that remarrying estranged husband Lamar Odom would be "the best dream", despite everything that's happened.
Speaking on an upcoming episode of her chat show Kocktails with Khloé, she said:
"I mean, that would be like the best dream ... like, okay, I hope that first marriage could happen again but it's really hard to erase everything that happened.Just building a friendship back is what I'm doing now, it has nothing intimately, nothing at all, just pure love and I want someone to learn how to love themselves again."She continued
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed promises that the missing Chibok girls will be rescued,saying it is a lie.Obasanjo who was the guest speaker at the 7th Osun Interactive Session hosted by the Staff Club of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, last Friday, said
“Today, if anybody tells you he will bring back the Chibok schoolgirls, it is a lie. It is a lie. (President Muhammadu) Buhari has even said that he does not have any information about the Chibok girls except those who escaped and some of them have been rehabilitated. “I was talking to a Sierra Leonian diplomat who is responsible for women affairs at the UN. He said to me, ‘For now, sexual violence and human trafficking have been brought together in all areas of insurgency and that is what has happened to the Chibok girls. Some of them were sold and maybe in 10, 20,30 years, we will come back and we will hear some of their stories. But if anybody tells you he will bring back the Chibok girls, it is a lie.”
Thousands of residents of villages on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, fled their communities at the weekend following intensified attacks by the insurgent group, Boko Haram.
The terrorists had lately resorted to suicide bombing of soft targets, using mainly women, after the military chased them out of territories they occupied. President Muhammadu Buhari maintains that the expulsion of Boko Haram from the areas they controlled is a technical defeat of the group.
But Boko Haram fighters resumed coordinated attacks on communities in Borno State recently. They killed 65 persons in Dalori two Saturdays ago and laid siege to two other nearby villages, Mairi and Malari, Friday night where they killed four persons and virtually razed the entire community.
The former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo prostrated for the new 41 year old Ooni of Ife during his visit to the palace today. Obasanjo is 82 year old.
I wonder if Rihanna would be happy with her dad still granting interviews about her ..However, her dad admits he is finding it “tough” to hear her singing on her new album about the savage beating she suffered from Chris Brown , but says he has forgiven her ex.
Her Anti album features the track Love On The Brain in which Rihanna sings:
“It beats me black and blue but it f**** me so good / And I can’t get enough.”
Ronald Fenty told the Mirror:
“I like her stories but this song was tough to listen to. “Chris will always have a place in our family and my heart.He respects me, calls me pops and I like him – despite what happened. He’s very talented and always humble. I’d support them being together.”It was a very difficult time for the whole family. Nobody wants to see their daughter hurt.
Thursday, 28 January 2016
The wickedness these days is just beyond human comprehension..I almost couldn't believe both pics were the same person but looking at her face, she is indeed...
According to several online reports, the lady pictured above (both pics) was recently rescued after her boyfriend in search of wealth,kept her trapped in a deep pit for 8 months in Tanzania. She was fed twice a week by her boyfriend who kept her there ..
Checkout the photo of the monster below..
Monday, 25 January 2016
The Nollywood actress is still kicking on as you can see, some women will go any mile just to make the paper keep rolling in.
See more photos after the cut...
Niger Delta ex-militant leaders in support of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) struggle have given Federal Government 31-day deadline to free the leader of the group and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, or face the consequences.
Also, the former warlords warned security agencies against tampering with the life of the IPOB leader, who is detained at Kuje Prison. Spokesperson of the concerned ex-militants, simply identified as General Ben, warned that at the expiration of the ultimatum, they would resume massive abduction of expatriates as a first step.
Eight days after a judge ordered the arrest of former Niger Delta militant leader Tompolo over his refusal to appear in court on a 40-count charge of alleged N34bn fraud earlier filed against him and nine others, the EFCC on Friday January 22nd, filed 22 fresh charges at the Federal High court Abuja, against the ex-Niger Delta militant leader and 12 others over allegations of stealing, advanced fee fraud and money laundering to the tune of N22,765,900,000.
The anti-graft agency has listed 25 witnesses that are to testify against Tompolo in the fresh charges.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has increased the price of Household Kerosene from N50 to N83.
This is contained in its products pricing template, released on Sunday in Abuja. It stated that the N83 per litre price applied only to theNigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) outlets. The template also showed that at N83, the Federal Government will be making a gain of N10.72 on every litre. It further puts the expected open market price, which is the landing cost plus total margins at N72.28 per litre.