Saturday, October 17, 2015

I Cannot Change Nigerian Constitution To Accomodate Sharia Law - President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been widely quoted as saying he supports “the total implementation of Sharia in the country” yesterday said the country cannot practice certain prescribed punishments under the Islamic penal code.
President Buhari noted that the Nigerian law does not allow for “sharia punishments, such as stonings and amputations”, adding: “I cannot change it [constitution]. I haven’t been voted by [a] majority of Nigerians to change Nigerian constitution”.

Man Nabbed With 108 ATM Cards En-route To China - Photos

A 34-year old man suspected to be working for an international criminal organization has been arrested with 108 Automated Teller Machine debit cards.

Pascal Udeh‎ was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, while he was attempting to board a Qatar Airline flight to China.

Recipe Of The Day: How to Prepare Goat Meat Pepper Soup

Pepper soup is basically meat in a spiced stock, the exceptional taste originates from the flavor blend. pepper soup is normally made with goat meat or catfish. Making pepper soup is super easy, to the extent you have the pre-blended spice mix.


Boko Haram: Federal Government Seeks For Ukraine’s Help (The Same GEJ's foreign Policy ?)

The federal government has called for more support from Ukraine in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the request at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while receiving Ukrainian Ambassdor, Mr. Valerii Aleksandruk.

Expressing Nigeria’s gratitude to Ukraine for its support in the area of security, especially in the fight against insurgency, Osinbajo said: “We hope for more cooperation until we pull down the evil of terrorism.”

The vice president stated that Nigeria would soon expand her diplomatic relationship with Ukraine to explore new areas of mutual benefits to both countries. Osinbajo said aside from their current education agreement, both nations would soon sign bilateral agreements in agriculture and steel sectors. He said Nigeria looked forward to the setting up Bi-National Commission that would deal with the various issues and expand relationship between both countries.

Earlier, Aleksandruk had said there were a number of bilateral agreements waiting to be signed by Nigeria and Ukraine to deepen their bilateral relations.

The envoy, who had also hinted that there were about 5,000 Nigerian students in Ukraine, thanked Nigeria for supporting his country at the United Nations Security Council.

Daily Trust.


Falae To Judiciary: Don’t Spare My Kidnappers

■ Ringleader owns mansion, 4 posh cars
■ How we shared ex-SGF’s ransom –Suspects
Relieved that he’s finally been brought face to face with his ab­ductors in police net where he iden­tified them, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae has asked the judiciary not to spare his kidnappers.

Buhari Should Show Difference Between APC And PDP – Okogie

■ Fiery catholic priest complains of loneliness
For over four decades, he held the nation spell-bound with his activ­ism and catechism. Ordained first as a priest on December 11, 1966, consecrated as a titular Bishop in August 1971, Archbishop in 1973 and a Cardinal in October 2003, Anthony Olubunmi Okogie became the voice for the voiceless and for years took advantage of his leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as well as Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria to speak against the ills in government and even dared the military regimes of Gener­als Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha that many leaders dreaded to cross their path then.

Without mincing words, his activities and episcopal status attracted to him the high and mighty in the society. His home and office were like a pilgrimage site besieged by all shades of Nigerians; from the lowly church members, family relations to business tycoons and heads of governments across all tiers.

We Will Never Support PDP Again – Igbo Forum

A South-East socio-political organization, Njiko Igbo Forum, has described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leaders as cowards and bunch of ingrates.

Reacting to PDP’s zoning of its 2019 presidential ticket to the North, the Forum said it was a height of ingratitude to deny the South-East the presidential ticket despite getting block votes from the zone in 2015.

In a communique issued after its emergency meeting in Enugu, signed by its President, Rev. Okechukwu Obioha, the group said, “we consider the recommendation of Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s PDP committee and subsequent approval of PDP’s NWC that 2019 presidential candidate of the party will come from the North as an act of cowardice to electoral victory and ingratitude to Ndigbo.

ANALYSIS: With Cabinet, Buhari Puts Party Before Reforms

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen a cabinet dominated by political veterans, opting to strengthen his power base rather than surround himself with technocrats who could overhaul Africa's biggest economy.

Buhari won March's election on promises to usher in a new era in the West African nation where a rich elite has controlled key state jobs for half a century. Most Nigerians live in poverty despite the enormous oil wealth of Africa's top producer.

Biafra War With Nigeria Not Over – Uwazuruike

MASSOB Leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has said he regretted the defeat of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 presidential polls, saying that Jonathan’s defeat fol­lowed the same pattern of the Biafra – Nigeria civil war.

Speaking at the group’s special meeting yesterday in Yenagoa, Bay­elsa State, the MASSOB leader who was represented by Elder James Ome­ke, zonal leader Igboeze North Lo­cal Government Area, in a statement signed by the Deputy National Direc­tor for Information, Mazi Chris Mo­cha made available to Saturday Sun, explained that the Yoruba of the South West conspired with their Hausa/Fu­lani of the North and brought enmity between Igbo of the South East and the Igbo brothers in the Niger Delta, add­ing that such seed of discord sown cost us the Igbo their first attempt at Biaf­ran independence.

“My presence today in Bayesla State has again demonstrated that blood is thicker than water. Biafra project is a project that gives us hope and antici­pation. It also differentiates us from others.The massive support Ndigbo gave to Jonathan in the last election explained this fact. Ndigbo have not regretted voting for Jonathan.

“ Biafra is a project that brings us together each new day,” Uwazuruike said. He noted that the Biafra proj­ect defined Igbo and the Niger Delta (South-South) as one people.

“The project (Biafra) when men­tioned frightens our enemies and stig­matises us before our oppressors,” he further noted.

Uwazuruike also said his kinsmen had suffered deprivations and massa­cred in their millions because of Bi­afra, disclosing that Jonathan’s defeat had highlighted the fact that the Biaf­ran war fought with Nigeria has not ended.

“It was a war fought between the former Eastern Region (Biafra) and Nigeria. That was why MASSOB strongly supported the Niger Delta. This singular attitude and our reunion with the leaders of Niger Delta on Bi­afra has clearly brought us closer to our brothers and thus, made the strug­gle for Biafran independence stronger again,” he concluded.

The Sun.