Sunday, April 10, 2016

Teenage ‘cultist’ arrested for robbery in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) today arrested 13-year-old Opeyemi Johnson who is believed to be a suspected member of the notorious Awawa cult group for robbery. Opeyemi, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) student, was arrested around Fagba in Agege this morning after he, alongside 20 others attacked some road users and dispossessed them of their belongings.‎ Other gang members fled as RRS men on patrol tried to catch them.

Luck however ran out on Opeyemi who was caught and later led the police to arrest another suspect, Mohammed Korede, 19.

Photos: 11 persons perish in a road accident on the Benin-Ore road

11 people (9 males, 2 females) died and 6 others (4 males, 2 females) in a road crash that occurred after Owena bridge, about 18km from Ore on the Benin-Ore road. The accident that occured in the early hours of today, April 10 involved a truck and a Toyota Hiace bus. According to FRSC, "the crash was an head on collision resulted as a result of driving against traffic on the dual carriageway by the driver of the truck.

FG imposing more hardships on Nigeria with VAT increment - Fayose

Read the press statement below...
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the Federal Government was planning to impose more hardships on Nigerians by increasing Value Added Tax (VAT) from the current five per cent to 10 per cent, describing the move as insensitive to the plight of Nigerians who are suffering from the bad economic policies of the President Mohammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

Filling Stations In Awka Sell Petrol For N250 Per Litre

Petrol pump price has risen to between N200 and N250 in Awka, capital of Anambra state, east of Nigeria.

The price rose as the product became scarce in the city .

NAN reports that most stations were under lock and key as a result of unavailability of the product; while few stations that opened were selling for between N200 and N250 per liter.

According to NAN, the only petrol station selling at the official pump price of N86.70 kobo in the city was NNPC mega station with long queue.

Abdulrahman Ajiya Wins Abaji LG Chairmanship Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, as winner of the election in Abaji Area Council.

The INEC returning officer in the area, Mr. Bayo Emmanuel, who declared the results at the commission’s office at about 9:12 am on Sunday amidst tight security, said the APC candidate polled 12, 793 votes against his opponent, the incumbent chairman of the council, Alhaji Yahaya Garba Gawu of the PDP, who got 10, 076 votes.

FCT Polls: APGA Protest As INEC Declares Gwagwalada Area Council Inconclusive

Members of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) took to the street to protest the pronouncement of the returning officer Mr. Adamu Tanimu, in the just concluded area council election in Gwagwalada. Tanimu had stated that the election is inconclusive even when the APGA candidate scored the highest number of votes in the concluded election. Alhaji Mustapha Adamu Denze scored a total of 15,272 to defeat his closest rival the incumbent chairman of the council Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin Giri, who scored 14,546 votes. The election in Gwagwalada area council was generally peaceful, while the candidate of APGA, Denze is to address a press conference any moment from now. Meanwhile, the result of chairmanship election of Kwali area council is yet to be called as election is still going on in Bako.

Change Slogan Is Losing Melody – Vangaurd NewsPaper

VangaurdNgr: The change mantra and Sai Buhari that ushered in the new administration are losing their allure in the federal capital. Why?

By Favour Nnabugwu,Vivian Yiye & Samuel Chia

A good campaign slogan is like a good fortune: concise, clever and crisp. The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, found one in the slogan Change, which was to drive home the party’s campaign for the change of what was considered as the difficult situations Nigerians believed they were living under in the years before the historic May 29, 2015, handover from the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the APC.
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Soldiers Conveying Goods Step On Mine At Nigeria/cameroon Border. Graphic Photos

Nigerian soldiers who were on a journey from the boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria to Maiduguri, Borno state -were hit by an explosive after accidentally stepping on a mine.. Though a military truck was destroyed along with some of the goods (mainly foodstuff) being transported ... thankfully, no soldier died in the incident.....

Results From The FCT Area Council Election (Yet To Be Confirmed By INEC)

all the results coming in from the FCT Area Council Elections :
Result for Gwarinpa:
PDP 2342
APC 2718
PDP 2237
APC 2755.
Dei-dei Mopol baracks PU
PDP 28
PDP 25
APC 32.

Why Did God Create The Tree Of Good and evil If He Didn't Want Man To Sin

I keep wondering why did God even create the tree of life in the garden of Eden in the first place if He didn't want man to sin..

Some say its intentional... if it is, why was He so displeased to the extent of placing a curse on them...

He created us as man.. not as gods or heavenly creatures.. so of course he was easy and prone to falling for temptation.. so I assumed He knew from the start while creating him, that man would fall by eating the forbidden fruit...

so why bother creating it and then cursing man when it is believed He knew he would fall.. (that's the part that makes it look unfair) .. its similar to setting a concealed trap right in front of us..

I'm confused honestly ..

contributions are welcome

Where Were Niger-Delta Senators & Reps When Lagos Calabar Rail Was Removed?

It is very pathetic and annoying that we have senators from Niger Delta and they allowed this injustice to be done to our region by thier Saraki loving senators.

We all know that almost all the senators from Niger Delta are PDP and are those who voted Saraki to be Senate president.

Yet this same senators could not fight for thier people to ensure a rail dat will benefit thier region is retained. They were asleep in the senate when Kano Senators ensured Lagos Kano rail is retained.

DSS Takes Over Abia Forest With 55 Shallow Graves

The Department of State Services has taken over Umuanyi Forest near Aba in Abia State, where it said unidentified 55 shallow graves were discovered recently.

Not less than 55 identified persons were said to have been allegedly buried in the graves by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.

The DSS on Saturday accused the members IPOB of engaging in kidnapping and extrajudicial killings.

IPOB is being led by the Director of guerilla Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, who is being prosecuted by the Federal Government for alleged treasonable felony.

Pendulum: Another desperate memo to President Buhari - by Dele Momodu

As culled from his newspaper The Boss Newspaper. Read below...
Your Excellency, Assalam Alaikum. It has been over six months since you graciously invited me to your office in Abuja. I must note once again that I was truly honoured and humbled by our one-on-one meeting. We spoke and interacted like two old buddies. What was more, I was all alone with you without a third party in the room. We spoke candidly and cracked jokes freely.