Friday, September 25, 2015

Police Constable Kills 2 Inspectors, Commits Suicide In Yobe

A Police constable went on rampage on a shooting spree on Friday in Yobe state, killing two inspectors before turning the gun on himself.
The incident happened at about 6:40 am on Friday at Nengere Local Government area of the state following a disagreement among the policemen.

Adamawa Governor, Bindow, To Appoint Igbo Adviser

Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state is to appoint an Igbo man as one of his special advisers. Bindow made this known, on Thursday, while playing host to groups who visited him homage to mark Eid-el-Kabir, in Government House, Yola. He said that the appointment would demonstrate national unity for all Nigerians, regardless of their socio-cultural background. According to him, he would appoint an Igbo man as his adviser, owing to the fact his administration must be an inclusive one The governor urged the people to pray for the state and his administration to achieve its vision. He also sought prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve his vision of rebuilding the Nigeria of our dream. Bindow said that his administration had surmounted the challenge of owing workers’ salaries. He said that his administration would continue to prioritise regular and prompt payment of workers’ salaries. He said that his administration was waiting for bailout funds to clear all the pending salary arrears owed to workers in the state.

Photos: Fayose, Ben Bruce pay the Awolowos a condolence visit

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce paid the Awolowos a condolence visit today September 25th over the death of the family matriarch Mrs H.I.D Awolowo. More pics after the jump

Photo: EFCC Arraigns Man for N4.5million Love Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on September 21, 2015 arraigned one Amadi Jude before Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court Calabar, Cross River State on a 12-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence. Amadi who goes by different pseudo names – Richard Smith, Mike Anderson, Richard Darwin, Jackson Miller, and Morgan Abela, is alleged to have collected N4,544,000 from a Swedish national, and promised to marry her. Count one reads: “That you, Amadi Jude Junior (alias Richard smith, Mike Anderson, Richard Darwin, Jackson Miller, Morgan Abela) ‘m’, John Ikechukwu Efughi (at large), and Farouk (at large), between May 2014 and January 2015 in Calabar, Cross River State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire among yourselves to commit felony with it: obtaining money by false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same act.” The accused person pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Justice Obile, adjourned till October 12, 2015 and ordered the accused person be remanded

Just in: Over 200 Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender To Nigerian Troops

It was revealed some minutes ago on twitter that over 200 Boko haram terrorist has surrendered to the nigeria troops in Banki town near Cameroon

Lawyer mom arrested inside a courtroom for leaving her two toddlers in the car

A lawyer was arrested after allegedly leaving her children in the car while she was in court. A passerby noticed two toddlers locked inside a car in the Riverdale Municipal Court parking lot around 8:15 a.m. Thursday. The individual went into the courthouse and alerted an officer who checked and found the children were left unattended.

Photos: Buhari arrives New York for UN general meeting

President Buhari has arrived New York ahead of the UN general meeting. His delegation includes former Rivers and Ekiti state governors, Rotimi Ameachi and Kayode Fayemi, former house of representatives member Abike Dabiri Erewa, SSA Household & Domestic Sarki Abba, SSA Media & Publicity Femi Adesina, Senator Hadi Sirika and others.

Police arrest couple seen loading their 3 kids into the booth of their car

According to police, John David Harvey, 34, and 19-year-old Adrianna Nordin, were stopped at a convenience store in Torrington, CT. Patrons who called police said they saw three children, two 10-year-olds and an 8-year-old climb into the booth of an Acura, which was then shut behind them.

The couple said there were already five people in the vehicle before the children climbed in. The couple allegedly told police there was no room in the car for the children on the 20-mile ride, so they put them in the booth of the car.
Harvey's lawyer says his client made a 'bad decision'.
The defendants are charged with risk of injury and breach of peace. Both are free on $1,000 bond.

Woman hacks mother-in-law to death with an ax, says Satan asked her to also kill her mother and sister

Caroline Wanjiku has confessed to hacking her mother-in-law Ann Nyambura to death in Kiambu county. She said that Satan had asked her to also kill her mother and sister but she didn't find them at home. The 29-year-old reported to Thigio chief’s post on Monday, September 21, saying visions of snakes coiling around her waist kept her up at night.

I've also been charged before the Code of Conduct tribunal - Tinubu

National leader of APC, Bola Tinubu says the current trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct is nothing new to him as he was tried at the same tribunal two weeks after leaving office as governor of Lagos state. Speaking to newsmen after his Eid prayers at the Dodan Barracks praying ground yesterday September 24th, Tinubu said

War on Syria; Not Quite According to Plan Part 3: A USA Unable To Bomb Syria

by Ghassan Kadi
With all the different components of the “Anti-Syrian Cocktail”, the most lethal is undoubtedly the USA. We should therefore take a deeper look at the military hopes and gambles that the USA took, in desperate attempts, to be able to bomb Syria in order to understand why those several attempts have failed for more than two decades.
In Part 2, we saw how the USA was hoping to be able to bomb Syria in 1991 and later on in 2003 following the first and second wars on Iraq. In this part, we shall see how and why America has to date remained unable to achieve this objective.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Presidency: Policy Direction Will Be Clear With Appointment of Economic Team

President Muhammadu Buhari’s clear-cut economic policy direction will become evident once the much-awaited economic team is constituted, the presidency has said.
The president’s media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina, who made this disclosure while responding to questions on “Buhari: The First 100 Days,” on THISDAY’s social media platform and website, in which readers were encouraged to ask the president questions on his first 100 days in office, his government and policy direction, stated that once the ministers are appointed, greater attention would be given to critical sectors of the economy.

Falae: Farmers serve govt ultimatum, vow action against herdsmen

Farmers in Ondo state have given a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government for the release of a former minister, Olu Falae, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Akure on Monday.
The farmers, who are members of the Ondo State Agricultural Commodities Association, on Wednesday, summoned a meeting in Akure warning that the failure to release Mr. Falae would elicit a reaction from the farmers that would make an impact across the country.

Saudi Arabia getting ready to behead & crucify young protester arrested when he was 17-years-old

Saudi Arabia is to execute Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, a Shi’ite Muslim over his role in anti-government protests in 2012, despite protests that he was a minor when arrested. Activists say he could be beheaded and crucified as early as his week.

Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, the nephew of a prominient Shi’ite cleric was given the death penalty in May after taking part in demonstrations three years ago for democracy and equal rights in Saudi Arabia’s oil-producing Eastern Province as a 17-year-old high school student.

Photo: Two sisters burnt to death in filling station fire in Osogbo

Two children of the same parents were burnt to death in a fire outbreak at `Bovas’ petrol station in Osogbo on Wednesday, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. An eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity, told NAN that the victims were children of the owner of the station. The mother of the children also suffered burns while trying to rescue her children.

2015 election: Wether we are being punished or not, Ndigbo have no regrets voting for their choice- Ohaneze

While speaking yesterday in Abuja at a press conference to kick-start the 2015 Igbo Day celebration, president of the Ohaneze ndigbo group in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mazi Odozi Elijah Nwodozi, said the Igbos had no regret voting for their choice during the last election
“In the 2015 elections, Ndigbos made a clear choice; it was decisive.

Sallah celebration: Lagos government cancels September Sanitation Exercise

In a bid to allow Lagosians enjoy a hitch-free Eid-il-Kabir celebration, the Lagos State government has cancelled the state's September Sanitation exercise. This was made known by the permanent secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Oluwatoyin Onisarotu.

Nobody Does It Better: Russian Aircraft Cannons Outgun America’s

Modern automatic aircraft cannons are a combination of artillery guns and rates of fire usually found on conventional machine guns. Some types of Russian-made canons can fire even faster than that.

One of these wonder weapons is the Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23 six-barreled 23 mm rotary cannon.
The GSh-6-23 has an extremely high rate of fire, with maximum cyclic rates of 9,000 to 10,000 rounds per minute. Compared to the US M61 Vulcan, the GSh-6-23 fires 50-66 percent more rounds per minute, has a heavier projectile, but lower muzzle velocity. The weapon is also lighter and shorter.

Silent Killer: Germany Showcases 4-Barrel Laser Gatling Gun

During this week’s defense and security expo in London German defense contractor Rheinmetall Defense Electronics unveiled a new sea-based anti-drone laser system.

The system, unveiled at the Defense and Security Equipment Industry Expo in London, features four high energy lasers mounted on turret, making it look like some kind of laser Gatling gun, Popular Mechanics reported.

Olu Falae regains freedom

Chief Olu Falae who was kidnapped on Monday by suspected herdsmen in Akure, Ondo state, has regained his freedom. He was dropped off somewhere in Owo and I hear a ransom was paid. 

Saraki’s Trial: PDP Plots To Pick Senate President

Barely 24 hours after the arraignment of Senate President Bukola Saraki, some of his loyalists and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) senators are planning to fight back, The Nation has learnt.

They are said to be working on a plan which will lead to the election of a new Senate President from the opposition party, should Saraki be convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) – the “worst case scenario”.

APC Blames Mimiko For Olu Falae's Kidnap -

The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has blamed Governor Olusegun Mimiko, for the abduction of the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae.

The APC said this in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, on Wednesday.

The party also berated the governor for the high rate of kidnapping, rape, robbery, extrajudicial killing and other social vices in the state.

Dwindling Revenue: FG, States, Lgs Share N422.6bn August Allocation

September 23, 2015

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mrs Anastasia Nwaobia, has said that N422.6 billion was shared among the federal, states and local governments as revenue for August.

Nwaobia announced this in Abuja, on Tuesday, when she addressed newsmen on the outcome of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting. She said that the shared amount comprised the month's net statutory revenue of N369.1 billion. "Also, there is the exchange gain of N4.9 billion which is proposed for distribution."Therefore, the total revenue distributable for the month of August, including Value Added Tax (VAT) of N62.1 billion, is N442.6billion," she said.

Beninoise Kills Man While Fighting Over Birthday Pig (Pictured)

Tragedy struck on Sunday in Tarkwa Bay, on the Lagos Island area of Lagos State, after a 30-year-old Beninoise, Samuel Francis, stabbed to death 35-year-old Clement Houme, during a scuffle for a birthday pig.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Samuel had been contracted by a relative of the deceased, identified as Victoria, to kill the pig for her birthday celebration.

On arriving at the Abule area with his brother, Jeff Francis, the deceased was reported to have challenged them on where they got the pig from.

Doctor, Two Others Arrested For Selling Baby -the Sun

THE Lagos State Police Command, yesterday arrested three persons, among them, a trado-med­ical doctor, over alleged theft and sale of a two-week old baby.  The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects yesterday at the command headquarters, Ikeja, identified the trado-medical doctor as Ono­laja Olawale and the two suspects as Mr and Mrs Ayogbinle.

He said that the tradi­tional doctor was instru­mental to the sale of the baby, while the couple, were the buyers.