Thursday, August 27, 2015

Retired Soldier Sets Self On Fire In Agege Lagos

A retired soldier, who is fondly called “Baba Soldier” by his neighbours, at No. 13 Abeokuta Street, near Agege Stadium, Agege, Lagos, on 25th August 25, set himself ablaze. Daily Times gathered that tragedy took place in the man’s about 4.00 p.m., when a co-tenant noticed a fire burning in his room. A girl who saw Baba Soldier said, he drank kerosene and used the rest to wet his body before setting himself ablaze. Daily Times can authoritatively report that the remain of his body is still in his room as at the press time. His co-tenant, an olderly woman, who refuse to give her name, said he intentionally killed himself because of frustration. An Okada man, who spoke with Daily Times said, he always beg them for money to eat.

Senator Ita Enang, New SSA To President On National Assembly Matters

Ita Solomon Enang (born 23 August 1962) is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate). He is a Nigerian politician who represented the Itu and Ibiono Ibom Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2011. He was elected Senator for the Uyo (North East) Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom in the 2011 Federal elections.

Senator Ita Enang was appointed as the SSA to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate) on 27 August 2015.

Boko haram slaughters 28 in fresh attack in Borno

28 people were slaughtered after Boko Haram members attacked Mafurnudi in Damboa LGA of Borno State, on Tuesday. A resident of the state Abubakar Jojo, who confirmed the killings, said
''They attacked our people in Mafurnudi village on Tuesday but we learned about it today because there are no telecommunications in Damboa area. Twenty-four men and eight others suffered gun wounds. They carted away all their foodstuffs and set their homes ablaze,'' he told SaharaReporters
In a related development, the sect members attacked Kafa village in Damboa LGA yesterday August 26th, killing four people ‎
''Boko Haram attacked fishermen at Kafa village yesterday [killing] four people then throwing them into the river,” a resident Kaka Sadiq said.

Buhari Appoints SGF, Chief Of Staff, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following appointments:
Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation
Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President
Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service
Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service
Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate)
Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives)

Ogun police arrest cultist for armed robbery, recover 10 cars

Press statement from Ogun state police command...

The Ogun State police Command has arrested and paraded 27 suspects who were apprehended for various offenses at different locations in Ogun state by police operatives attached to Special Anti Robbery Squad and the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence of the command.

Nigerian Stock Market Has Lost N2.5 Trillion Since Buhari Won - Nairametrics

When President Buhari was announced winner of the 2015 Presidential Elections on March 31, 2015, the All Share Index recorded what is now known as a “Bull-Hari” effect. It recorded about 10 straight day of gains as investors basked in the excitement of a peaceful election and surprising acceptance of defeat by President Goodluck Jonathan. On the day the result was announced the marked gained a whopping 8.3% and followed that with another 3.9% gain.

Tambuwal Betrayed Me, Says Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the federal house of representatives, has revealed that he is not on speaking terms with Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state and former speaker of the lower chamber, who backed Yakubu Dogara to emerge speaker of the green chambers.

Police IG, Arase, Moves To Remove Lamorde As EFCC Chairman - Premium Times

Police IG, Arase, Moves To Remove Lamorde As EFCC Chairman - Premium Times by Islie: 1:45pm
The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission indicating his plan to recall all police officers who have so far served in the commission for five years, authoritative sources at the police headquarters in Abuja have told PREMIUM TIMES.In a letter, with reference number CB/33/80/IGP.SEC/Abj/Vol.52/60, and dated July 14, 2015, Mr. Arase directed the EFCC to compile a list of all officers in the category, and forward to his office without delay.

Family of American teenager murdered in Somalia seek answers

Ammar Abdirahman’s mother said she sent him from Minnesota to a Somali boarding school to protect him. The teen never returned home. Sent to Africa to be safe from gangs in Minnesota, Ammar was instead beaten and killed by locals in Somalia in May. His mother said the teen may have been targeted because he was American.
No formal homicide investigation has been launched and his family is still trying to obtain his remains.

Highly Graphic Images from the horrendous accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Street mischances are turning out to be too much recently. This horrendous mishap happened on Ibadan Lagos expressway at the beginning of today. The driver was said to be over-speeding and crashed into an approaching truck. It is horrendous. An Ooduarere reader on the scene sent in the photos...Please be cautioned - it's exceptionally Graphic.