Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nigerians Outnumber South Africans For The First Time On Forbes 'Africa’s 50 Richest People' List

The 50 parties possess an aggregate $111bn wealth. Nigerian Aliko Dangote tops the list, with a $21.6bn fortune.

Orji Uzor Kalu, Tony Elumelu, Mike Adenuga, Jim Ovia, Femi Otedola, Theophilus Danjuma, and several others are also listed, while Isabel dos Santos of Angola and Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria happen to be the only two women to have made the list.

Check out the full list here.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Boko Haram Shocker - Sponsors of Boko Haram are in the PDP ! Why US Govt Refused to Assist Nigeria

Janjaweed Connection: President Jonathan embraces Borno ex governor implicated as Boko Haram sponsor
Janjaweed Connection: President Jonathan embraces Borno ex governor implicated as Boko Haram sponsor
Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Prof Ade Adefuye suggested recently that the United States willingly refused to assist Nigeria with technology to fight Boko Haram. Adefuye told members of the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday that “The Nigerian leadership… are not satisfied with the scope, nature and content of the United States’ support for us in our struggle against terrorists,”. He added further that “We find it difficult to understand how and why in spite of the US presence in Nigeria with their sophisticated military technology Boko Haram should be expanding and becoming more deadly,”
Since the Boko Haram insurgency started, I am personally aware, through reliable military and diplomatic sources that the United States had always availed Nigeria of list of those they suspect to be sponsors of Boko Haram. Immediately after the United Nations House Bombings at Abuja in August 26th 2011, the US, alarmed by the sheer tactility of the operations, availed Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan of the list of the sponsors of Boko Haram and

Patience Jonathan Shares Expired Rice to Bayelsa women

culled from SaharaReporters
The hopes of thousands of women mobilized for the flag-off of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in Bayelsa state by Nigeria’s first lady, Patience Jonathan, were dashed as they were sent home with nothing yesterday after policemen tear gassed a couple of them. Some overzealous security operatives also used batons on the hapless women who were frustrated for being hoodwinked by Mrs. Jonathan to come for the "empowerment program" she had claimed was from the MDG, only to be confronted with a political rally for the president’s re-election.
One woman who could not hold her frustration and anger, Preye Dressman, said the whole thing was deceitful.
"We came from our communities since 5 a.m.; I have not eaten and stayed under sun

Bizarre: 7-month pregnant woman dies after A marathon sex with lover in Onitsha

A 7-month pregnant woman has died after romp with lover in Onitsha.

According to Vanguard report, The police in Anambra State are interrogating a man to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a seven-month pregnant woman during a marathon sex bout with him in Onitsha.

The man (names withheld), according to a police source, had allegedly taken the deceased to an undisclosed hotel in Onitsha, only for the hotel staff to discover that the woman was dead in the morning.

The incident, the source said, occurred on Tuesday when the man allegedly checked into the hotel with the heavily pregnant woman, only to find out in the morning that his partner could not wake up on Wednesday morning.

A resident’s account

Kate Offiong Henshaw: “My Mum Was Against My Political Ambition”

Famous Nollywood actress — Kate Henshaw is among the front runners for a political seat in the 2015 elections.
In a new interview with Daily Trust, the Nollywood actress revealed her mum’s reaction when she first heard Kate was going into politics this year.
Read excerpts below: –
  • Weekend Magazine: How did your family and friends respond when you said you wanted to become a politician?
Kate Henshaw:
My mum said ‘no way’. I told her to pray for me and she said she wasn’t going to, so I told her I’d pray for myself. Some cousins of mine in Calabar then called her and told her to encourage me, that what I

When a Jihad starts, they don’t stop, Boko Haram Will Not Negotiate With Anybody – Pastor Oritsejafor

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has dismissed the ceasefire deal earlier announced to have been agreed between the federal government and Islamist sect Boko Haram, saying the sect will not negotiate with anybody.

“What I know from what some very devout Muslims have told me is that when a Jihad starts, they don’t stop. The Jihad has to be completed. They either die or they achieve their goal. And the goal is to Islamize Nigeria,” said Oritsejafor in an interview with Vanguard.

“We have to face reality. The problem is real. Boko Haram will not negotiate with anybody. It’s a waste of time, energy and effort. They may end up talking with some people. But the problem is there are people who are still killing people and raising up their flags every day in different places. This is the reality on ground. Let’s stop the deception. Let’s stop the games. What is happening is real. People are being killed on a daily basis. So what ceasefire?” he asked.

He reminded Nigerians that leader of the sect Abubakar Shekau had at

IGP orders Gallant Vigilantes to return to Yola for "Screening"; allowing Boko Haram recover again

by Dr. Peregrino Brimah
We are receiving urgent reports from the people of Adamawa state that the Nigerian Inspector General of Police has ordered the hunter and vigilante forces who were en-route Gombi to battle Boko Haram to return to Yola, capital of Adamwa for the new so-called "screening." This as Boko Haram terrorists have been reported advancing towards Yola through Song, the last stop before hitting the capital of Adamawa.
It is beyond denial that the Nigerian government and heads of security services of the nation are the sponsors and supporters of Boko Haram. We reported Thursday that as soon as the Ibn Fadlallah hunters and vigilante's had scored significant victories against the terrorists, routing them out of occupied Maiha and Mubi, the Nigerian Jonathan government ordered the IGP Suleiman Abba to announce a so-called new screening of vigilantes in Nigeria []. This was deliberate and desperate attempt to hamper the brave patriotic volunteers who were bailing out the nation's northeast from the hands of unrelenting terror.

As we speak, Boko Haram is being allowed to regain grounds in Adamawa state as the Goodluck Jonathan government is directly inhibiting the People's Resistance Forces.

We call on all Nigerians to rise up against this direct demonstration of terror against the people. We call on all Nigerians in leadership positions to utilize all means in their disposal to stop the Jonathan persecution of the brave young men, hunters, vigilantes, army soldiers and Civilian-JTF sacrificing their lives to rid the nation of terror. Nigerians must not sit back and watch their government terrorize and destroy the nation.
We call on all international rights organizations to witness the war for terror being orchestrated on Nigerians by the Jonathan administration. The same administration that declared a unilateral cessation of fire to enable Boko Haram terrorists regroup and launch successful attacks on the people, occupying dozens of local governments while the nation’s well financed army, headed by billions of dollars-corrupt army chiefs ordered the army to fold their arms and watch. Nigerians need all instruments of justice to be applied against this tyrant administration that is hell bent on destroying the nation’s northern farming capital.

Dr. Peregrino Brimah [Every Nigerian Do Something]
Email: Twitter: @EveryNigerian

Tinubu fashions way out of Nigeria's Oil Prices troubles

Awash in the great tide of politics, we must not forget why politics can be a noble endeavor. It leads to governance. When done correctly, governance can reform a nation and improve the lot of the people. In the hands of the ignorant and the mean, governance cast abundant misfortune upon a nation and upon the welfare of its citizens.

This commentary concerns governance and policy more than it does politics. I offer it to generate debate on an important economic issue. No matter who is in power, we must do whatever is in

Friday, November 14, 2014

10 Wealthy Families Who Have Had Kidnappings And Paid Huge Ransoms

Being rich can get you into exclusive clubs. It can get you dinners and dates with the person of your choice. It can get your arrest record wiped clean. It can also get you kidnapped and held for ransom. While most of us focus on all the awesome that comes with being rich, the threat of having all that net worth used against you weighs heavily on the minds of many wealthy people. There is an entire industry devoted to security for the seriously well-off, and their need for protection is not actually that far-fetched. What's that old saying by Joseph Heller? "Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't after you." The ten wealthy families below learned this the hard way, when various family members were kidnapped and held for massive amounts of money. Here are their stories. 
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Groom Calls Off The Wedding After Seeing His Bride Looks Like An Old Lady

In China, Guo Chien the groom was already prepared for their pre-wedding shoot that he wore his best suit. But, he was surprised to see his bride to be, wore a make up that looks like an old lady, with gray hair and wrinkles.

The 26 years old Qing Kao decided to show up to his groom as an old lady to prank him and to know what would be his reaction.

Chien felt bad to see the looks of his fiancee and was not happy with the prank.

Witnesses said that Chien told his fiancee Kao to wash off the make up on his face, but Kao refuses to do it. And she said that if her boyfriend loved him after 50 years, it should be okay with him to take photos. They were arguing in the street and by passers were looking at them. Then Chien realized that their debate is going nowhere, so he decided to leave and abandoned Kao.

If you were this groom, what will you do? Will you also call the wedding off? Or you will accept whatever your bride looks like, if she will show up 50 years older?

Check Out Arnold Schwarzenegger's $2 Million Bugatti Veyron (PHOTOS)

Last Monday, the 67-year-old former bodybuilder and politician was spotted taking his $2.25 million Bugatti Veyron out for a drive in Santa Monica, California before meeting up with 39 year old girlfriend, Heather Milligan.
Meanwhile, Arnold's divorce from ex-wife Maria Shriver is in its final stages and according to reports, should be settled by Christmas. The couple was able to reach an 'amicable' agreement over the division of their vast $400 million fortune – almost three and a half years after it emerged Arnold had fathered a son with the family's Latina maid, Mildred Baena.

See How Actor and model IK Ogbonna Met His Sexy Colombian Girfriend

The Actor and model has revealed how he met his Colombian bombshell girlfriend Sonia Morales. According to what he said on Trending TV show which I just watched, he met Sonia on instagram a few months ago while he was trolling the picture sharing site after a bitter break up. He said he was going through a tough time after the break up and decided to seek solace on instagram and that was when he took notice of Sonia after a friend drew his attention to her instagram page.

He said he began to like all her pictures and was surprised when Sonia also started liking his own instagram pics. He eventually left her a comment asking where they'd go from there. After flirting for a little while, they exchanged BB pins and Sonia eventually came down to Nigeria to see him.The rest is history!!!

Most Wanted British 'White Widow' Terrorist has Been Killed (PICTURED)

A British woman terrorist suspect dubbed the 'White Widow' has reportedly been killed in Ukraine. And according to the story's source, Regnum News Agency in Moscow, Samantha Lewthwaite, 30, was gunned down by a Russian sniper two weeks ago. The News Agency said:

'One of the world's most wanted terrorists Samantha Lewthwaite who fought as part of a Ukrainian battalion has been killed by a volunteer sniper.

According to our information, the White Widow fought on the side of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Aidar as a sniper. She was killed by 'a volunteer sniper who came to
fight at the Lugansk front from Russia. The Russian sniper who killed the British terrorist now has a price of nearly one million dollars on his head from Ukrainian special services.' DailyMail, however notes that the extraordinary unconfirmed claim came amid a welter of propaganda from Moscow and Kiev over the Ukrainian crisis. And there are suspicions that the claim that Lewthwaite is dead could be an attempt by Russia to bolster its anti-terrorism credentials at a time when it is controversially massing armour and troops in Ukraine.

Reports last month claimed Lewthwaite - a former soldier's daughter - joined Islamic State earlier this year and became one of the most powerful women in the network. Born in Northern Ireland and schooled in Aylesbury, she was not previously linked to Ukraine.

Lewthwaite was married to 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay, 19, a Jamaican-born Yorkshireman, and allegedly left Britain in 2009 before being linked to atrocities in Africa.
She was also responsible for training a special team of female suicide bombers in Syria, it was alleged. Lewthwaite allegedly trained and mentored British converts who volunteered to fight for the IS. The 7/7 attack on the London transport network on 7 July 2005 killed 52 people.

Another fallen hero: Lt Mayowa Areago shot dead by Boko Haram

A young Nigerian army officer Lt Mayowa Areago, (pictured above) was shot dead three days ago while retreating from a mission to fight the Boko Haram in Borno state. According to his friends who sent in his photos, he graduated from Nigerian Defence Academy in 2012 and was immediately posted to the North to help in the fight against Boko Haram.

"Please help us appeal to the government to give our military the right weapons to defend this nation. A lot of innocent people have died to defend you and I. I really want all Nigerians to celebrate this young, gallant, combatant Nigerian Army officer. Rest in the bossom of the Lord "Area"' a friend said
May his soul rest in peace…Amen.

Nigeria Closer To Finding Ebola Cure

Progress is being made in the search for a reliable treatment for the Ebola Virus Disease, the Treatment and Research Group (TRG) on Ebola said on Wednesday.

According to Co-Chairman of the group, Prof. Innocent Ujah, the committee had recommended to the Federal Government an experimental drug known as T705, for use to treat the disease. According to him, the committee had also advised the government to approve the commencement of clinical trials on some of the experimental vaccines.

"We have virtually looked at the experimental drugs and vaccines; it is only one that we have recommended to the Federal Government and that is T705.

"And then we have the experimental vaccines – the Chinese type and then the Canadian type and then of course there is the one that was brought in by CDC.

"We have recommended to government that we need to commence clinical trials on any one of them," he said.

Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu had inaugurated the Treatment Research Group(TRG) for Ebola Virus Disease(EVD) in the country, earlier in the year, as the virus outbreak hit Nigeria. Although the country has been declare Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation, authorities agree that in as much as the virus exists in any part of the world, no country is safe.

Ujah therefore promised that the country would follow a road map designed by the group of experts in its search for the prevention or cure of the disease.

"We have about 35 of those who claim they can either cure or prevent Ebola; and what we are doing now is cataloging those claims and then later verify; it is not something that we can rush into otherwise we will have problems.

"We don't want a situation where any of the claimants will be accusing us of being bias, so when we do that we go to the next level.

"So our road map is to, using the clinical trials, study the experimental drugs and vaccines that are available and we do this in partnership with other countries.

"The truth is that once you are doing a clinical trial, it takes a long time; the issue is that you go through the protocol; you must establish the protocol otherwise tomorrow we will have legal issues," he said.

Ujah dismissed the insinuations that Nigeria lacked the capacity to handle research on Ebola treatment or prevention, saying that the country was blessed with abundance of talents in the sector. He however decried government's poor commitment to research, noting that Nigerian scientists were committed to research.

"It is very expensive to undertake research, research requires a lot of investment in terms of money, material and man, you have to train people, you have to have the material but there is no serious commitment to research in Nigeria that is the truth.

"And the answer I give to those who say what is the breakthrough in Nigeria, I say what is your investment in Nigeria, because you must invest to take something from it but I am happy that the Federal Government is considering reserving some fund for health research.

"The implication is that even though we have the manpower we are not maximally utilise the manpower that we have, now Ebola has shown us that we have to look inward," he said.

Labour Party Slams Jonathan’s Critics

The Labour Party (LP) has faulted critics of President Goodluck Jonathan's formal declaration to run for re-election, saying his had the right to do so.

"Jonathan has the right to present himself for election just as the Constitution gives Nigerians equal right to elect or reject him," a statement by the party's National Secretary, Mr Olukayode Ajulo said.

The party also faulted allegations that Boko Haram was created by the government to cause destabilization and shift focus from 2015 general elections.

According to the LP, Boko Haram had existed even before the Jonathan administration. The party therefore described "such unfounded allegation," as myopic, and a way of "to trying to score cheap political points with an issue that threatens the corporate existence of the country."

Jonathan Will Lose In 2015, Even In Bayelsa – Oshiomole

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole says President Goodluck Jonathan will lose his seat in the 2015 presidential election, as he has nothing to show for his first term as president.

The governor, who spoke at the six years anniversary celebration of his governorship, in Benin City, said Jonathan's loss will start from Edo, to Rivers, Delta, and even his own Bayelsa State.

"When President Jonathan was here in September to launch the South-South rally of the PDP, he was reported as saying that Edo State will fall to PDP. He went on to say that Rivers will fall to PDP. Look at the word he used 'fall.' I want to put him on notice that Edo State is not an enemy territory to be felled by an Armed Forces and the Commander-in-Chief must not target Edo for falling, Edo will stand and march on. On the contrary, APC will defeat the President in Bayelsa State.

"APC will defeat PDP in Rivers State. APC will defeat PDP in Cross River State. APC will defeat PDP in Delta State. APC will continue to bury PDP in Edo State.

"What is the score card of the PDP in Edo State and in Nigeria?" he asked.

"The PDP has commissioned the resurfacing of Ofusu to Benin in a period of 16 years. That is all PDP has to show in Edo State over a period of 16 years," he said, despite the fact that the PDP-led federal government controls 52.8 per cent of the Federal allocation.

"So I ask the President, with all due respect, what his party the PDP has done in Edo State. This afternoon, I want to remind you of those powerful statements made by the Edionwere of Benin Kingdom, Chief Edebiri who said that this generation of Edo people will never again vote for anybody who carries an umbrella that is torn. In 2011, the President scored 96 per cent in this state. Let him show us the 96 per cent contribution of development from PDP. All we see is PDP appropriating federal money in the name of SURE-P, which is SURE-Fraud," Oshiomole lamented.

"By the special grace of God, by February next year, we will not vote on the basis of tribalism. we will vote on the basis of who provides power. For 16 years PDP keep promising power but it is clearly power to their stomach. As long as PDP is in power, Nigerian people will be out of power. For as long as PDP has power, Nigerian people will never have power," he said.

Jonathan Dancing Of The Graves Of Potiskum Students Killed In Bomb Blast – Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has slammed President Goodluck Jonathan for choosing to go ahead with his declaration to contest election despite the unfortunate death of more than 50 students in Potiskum, Yobe State.

Tinubu, who spoke at a rally in Edo State, to commemorate Governor Adams Oshiomole's six years in office, said that by declaring to run for re-election on Tuesday, Jonathan danced on the graves of the dead students.

"Jonathan is stepping on the blood of Nigerian children and dancing on their graves by declaring yesterday (Tuesday). A wise President will stay in the villa and declare his intention to run in the memory of those children.

"He said he will not step on the blood of anybody to be re-elected but he is dancing on their blood," the former governor of Lagos State said.

Speaking further, Tinubu slammed Jonathan for not being able to stop Boko Haram insurgents from encroaching on Nigeria's territory, as the terrorist continue taking over towns in the north. He said the honourable thing for any president who has been as ineffective as Jonathan was to resign.

"No leadership of any nation will sit idle and watch any part of its own territory being taken away by the so-called insurgents," he said.

"Mubi is the second largest commercial town in Adamawa state, if it has been taken by the insurgents, then this President should resign. If a military barrack equipped with our weapon to fight the insurgents, the armoury was abandoned and the soldiers fled, leaving the weapons for the insurgents under your watch, and you said you want to run again? No, God forbids! If you refuse to go, we will sweep you away," he vows.

Tinubu however warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against collaborating with the PDP to rig the 2015 elections.

Jonathan: Let’s Change This Malfunctioning System To One That Will Deliver – Tambuwal

Speaker House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal has said that the government of President Goodluck Jonathan has failed in several ways and has denied Nigerians the dividends of democracy.

Tambuwal, who a spoke at rally organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to celebrate Governor Adams Oshiomole's six years in Edo State, noted that the "the system we have in place today is malfunctioning," and advised Nigerians to change to one that works.

"The government at the centre has failed in several ways and when you have a system that is not working, what do you do? You change to a better system that will deliver. The objective is to deliver good roads, provide security, enhance development in this country.

"What we have at the moment is a cabal that has hijacked the instrument of authority of the Nigerian people and we will do everything humanly possible come May 2015 to ensure that they are out of the villa," he said.

Pointing out why the people of Edo should vote for APC in the coming elections, Tambuwal reminded them of PDPD's failed promises.

"When they came here last time, they said you should vote for him that he is from the South-South. But what have the people of the South-South benefited from this presidency in the last few years?

"When he came, he rode on the sentiment of being a minority, what have the minorities of Nigeria have to show in the last four years?

"Don't be deceived again. All of us have been deceived before when we were persuaded that we needed to have this personality in government for some reasons. But it has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that he has not provided good governance. All of us must agree that what we need in Nigeria is good governance and whoever can provide that should be the leader of this country not minding where he is from," Tambuwal said.

Dignitaries present at the rally include National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun; National leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Chief Audu Ogbeh, former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Others are Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State; Governor Rotimi Amaechi, who was represented by his deputy; former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva; former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo; Senator Chris Ngige; Chief Segun Oni, former governor of Ekiti State; APC national and state Assembly members; representatives of the Oba of Benin among others.

PDP Governors to Jonathan: The Road to 2015 will be Rough

President Goodluck Jonathan made several promises aimed at wooing the crowd but was reminded by the PDP Governors' Forum that the road to the February 14 poll would be rough.

Ironically, the declaration took place at the Eagle Square, Abuja, a venue for most national ceremonies that the Jonathan administration had in the past years avoided due to security reason.

The event, which also held under tight security, was condemned by the All Progressives Congress which had argued that it should have been solemn considering the fact that the nation was grieving over the bombing incident that killed 50 schoolchildren and teachers by Boko Haram a day earlier.

Funny enough, at the declaration ceremony, President Jonathan admitted that corruption remained a stain on his administration but promised to eradicate the menace in all sectors of the economy.

Jonathan vowed that he would bring to justice those who perpetrate corruption in his government. He also promised not to victimise anybody who criticised him and his administration.

The President said, "We must continue to hold the tempo all high in our country. I am proud to say that there are no political prisoners in Nigeria today.

"No Nigerian has been driven into exile; no one, and I repeat no one will be driven into exile.

"It is in furtherance of a peaceful participatory and inclusive democracy that I signed the Freedom of Information Bill into law to expand the frontiers of our fundamental freedom.

"Let me reaffirm that under the Jonathan Presidency, your views, no matter how freely expressed, will not send you to prison or to exile.

"I am convinced that I have served my part with Nigerians and it's now time to look into the future. With your tremendous support, we have collectively done so much in the last three and a half years.

"But to take our country to the next level, there is still more work to be done.

"History has shown that the path of honour of a true leader is not to walk away from his people in the face of challenges. We must stand together in adversary and overcome the threat to our development. We must defend our future."

Female Suicide Bomber bombs another School in Niger State

We are now entering a more dangerous phase in this madness called suicide bombing in Nigeria. Ladies are now making themselves willing tools in the hands of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist gang.

A female suicide bomber on Wednesday afternoon detonated a bomb at the Federal College of Education in the Kontagora district of Niger State, in another desperate bid to cause mass casualties.

Sources say only the lady who carried the bomb died in the attack and some students sustained injuries.

But according to a lecturer of the federal college of education, Andrew Randa, who witnessed the very sad incident, he was said to have counted at least three bodies on the way to his office.

We await the official report of casualty(ies) from the police and other relevant bodies.

BH Full Scale War, Consequence Of Nigeria Ceasefire Blunder

October 17th, the Jonathan-led Nigerian government suddenly announced a ceasefire deal with the Boko Haram terrorist group. This announcement was carelessly welcomed by much of the global community who still perhaps and out of desperation, hoped that peace could be miraculously delivered by the Goodluck administration after six years of consistent bloody failure.

The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, a two decade dictator and military war lord with exhibited links to the terrorist group and a Nigerian ex-governor implicated as a terror sponsor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff were allegedly behind this 12th hour, pre re-election campaign, ceasefire deal initiated at a private meeting held in N'Djamena this September, with the duo and Nigeria's President in attendance. With hopes raised, after initially denying the connection, the Nigerian government admitted to this purpose of the meeting.
It is now painfully known that the so-called ceasefire deal was a mere ploy to allow Boko Haram gain the upper hand and devastate and conquer large chunks of the nation's helpless northeast. While the Jonathan-led Nigerian government's army, under the command of the defense chief, Air Marshal Alex Badeh who had just promised to equip civilians in the northeast to defend themselves and finish off Boko Haram, rather ordered the army to stand down; Boko Haram regrouped, re-equipped and swept across the northeast adding the top half of Adamawa state to their enlarging new independent 'country.' 

Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians were affected, with thousands displaced or enslaved and thousands more killed. The French were said to also be party to this fraudulent peace-deal.

The Nigerian government is yet to officially declare the unilateral declaration of a cessation of fire, over. The Jonathan government is yet to explain to Nigeria and the World how and why they made such a monumental blunder if it can be so mildly put. And no top official has been resigned for their responsibility in such a high level security failure with devastating effects to the sovereignty and security of Nigeria and protection of life, property and territory of the people.

This lack of admittance and responsibility for such "error," weeks after its fruitation has been bitterly experienced in lives and hope losses for thousands, indicts the Nigerian President once again, for unacceptable incompetence, carelessness, nonchalance and reckless irresponsibility. Rather than apologize and retire those culpable, the Nigerian President was spotted Tuesday declaring his intention to run for a further four years in Aso rock onto of the eight he has already spent at the apex of power.

The implications of Nigeria's recent error in the war on terror are frightening. Boko Haram has now thoroughly embedded within towns and local governments across the northeast. They have secured years worth of food and supplies and stolen trailer loads of explosives from a cement factory in addition to obtaining heaps of new ammunition and military vehicles from barracks' they captured.

Boko Haram is not invincible by any means but, the process of dislodging the urban embedded terrorists is now going to be long, hard and devastating. If Boko Haram is ever to be expelled, bombs will drop like rain across Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and whatever new States they have captured by the time sensible action is initiated. Millions of Nigerians will die or be at risk of death. Life and the economy of the entire northeast will be all but extinguished. It is a sad day for anyone who understands the situation update courtesy of this ceasefire blunder and has empathy on the people of the north and nation.

We are talking of a war like has been in Afghanistan, Syria; like was used to defeat Gaddafi and destroy Libya. The type of war in Iraq. Every day that passes with continued government inaction takes Nigeria closer to either permanently losing its territory to the new Boko Haram terror nation to be annexed perhaps by its friends in francophone Chad, or to a recovery war that will leave millions dead and at risk of death.

Dr. Peregrino Brimah [Every Nigerian Do Something] 
Email: Twitter: @EveryNigerian

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hey Young People: Now’s the Time to Get Married and Have Kids

I came across this awesome article HERE and I thought I should share after a brief argument with my friends about the right age to get married.

I am not married though... but soon.. lol. Anyway, this beautiful piece was written by some blogger called Matt Walsh.

People are downright befuddled to come across a 20-something with a wedding ring, much less a couple of car seats in the back of the sedan.
There’s a good reason for their shocked amazement. Indeed, young families are a dying breed.

Stop calling President Jonathan idiot & drunkard ––Presidency

Henceforth, anyone who describes President Goodluck Jonathan with ridiculous and unprintable names such as "idiot" and "drunkard" will not be spared, the Presidency has warned.

Stating that the decay in societal norms in Nigeria is assuming alarming dimension, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said his office would take it as a responsibility to correct the trend.
Okupe threatened to "forcefully train" those whose parents failed to take out time to train while growing up with a view to correcting the alleged decay. 
Writing on Twitter, Okupe argued that although he is a grandfather, the "rascality" being displayed by Jonathan's critics "is not restricted to any particular age group."

The presidential aide insisted that being a social critic does not give those always lampooning Jonathan the leeway to abuse and malign the President's character.

"Being a critic is no licence to insult and abuse government officials; most especially the President of the nation. Criticism is different.

"But when you say the President is an idiot, a drunkard and so forth, you no longer deserve any respect. Yorubas say children that are not trained at home must be forcefully trained by outsiders. It is our cultural obligation.

"President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is an anointed leader, an active, focused performer favoured by God and loved by the genuine silent Nigerian majority," Okupe argued on Twitter.

Noting that he wished that the critics of the Jonathan-led Federal Government could communicate their resentments about his administration without insults, the presidential aide added that some parents had failed to bring up their children responsibly.

Okupe boasted having nine children and raising them to become responsible adults.

"I have never hustled for bread all my life. I was born into wealth and I have always lived in comfort from successful enterprises. I also have nine children. Many of them are better educated and cultured and are moving on successfully in life," he added.

Meanwhile, many online commentators have accused Okupe of double standard with the way and manner he was preaching mannerism and basic home training via social media.

The respondents, many of who are youths, stated that the presidential aide had been a bad example for the younger generation.

Lagos based online commentator, Rama Yakubu, accused Okupe of representing mediocrity, arguing that he would never pray to grow up to be like him.

According to Yakubu, the hallmark of Okupe as the President's spokesman, which must never be emulated by young Nigerians, is his use of gutter language and insults in public communications.

"I reject growing up to be like Okupe. I'll be a disgrace to my generation if I do that," Yakubu said

A Lagos-based engineer, Murphy Ayodeji, argued that rather than take to social media to educate the youth, Okupe should look inwards and turn away from his bad ways.

Ayodeji said the presidential aide did not possess any of such qualities a forward looking young Nigerian could take after to move the country to greater heights.

"I just don't know what people expect from Okupe. He needs to satisfy his pay master. His share of national cake is at stake. The Yorubas call the likes of Okupe 'onijekuje'- that is 'shameless gluttons'.

"He is not one of the respectable Yorubas. Okupe is nothing but a confused soul. He simply has no political future after what he currently enjoys," he wrote on Twitter.

For Olaniyan Ismail, Okupe should extend mutual respect to Nigerians from whose taxes his salaries and allowances are being paid.

Describing the presidential aide as one of the sycophants telling Jonathan he's the best President Nigeria ever had, Ismail added, "Okupe is a proselytise who frequently makes noise to cover up the failure of the government he is serving. He has since lost my respect. "

I will be President of Nigeria in 2015 –says Governor Okorocha

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha on Monday in Enugu declared his intention to contest in next year's presidential election, saying his victory had been prophesied.

"In 2015 I will be the president of the country," Okorocha declared to loud cheers from broom-wielding members of the All Progressives Congress at a rally attended by prominent members of the party in the South-East.

The governor, who spoke in Igbo and English languages, said his emergence as the country's president after the 2015 polls would surprise many, particularly the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.
Okorocha, whose speech was punctuated with exclamations of "my people, my people," said the APC presidential ticket was never zoned to the North.
He said, "Three months ago when I said I want to be president they asked, 'Can an Igboman be president'?

"But now when they count those contesting for president they will first count Rochas Okorocha, before Buhari, Atiku Abubakar and Kwankwaso. When they said they have zoned the presidency to the North, I asked, "When was the meeting held?"

"Now we have zoned it to Igboland. In 2015, there will be a turnaround in the fortunes of Ndigbo."

Recalling the suicide bombing at a school in Yobe State earlier on Monday, in which several students died, Okorocha said that the PDP had failed God.

He said Igbo had been neglected by President Goodluck Jonathan such that no Igbo man is currently occupying any prominent position in the country.

He also accused prominent Igbo PDP politicians of not caring about the well being of Igbo.

"They only know themselves; they don't care about Igbo. APC is an emergency party for a new Nigeria; I would not have joined APC if PDP was doing well. We will defeat PDP in 2015," he declared.

Okorocha stressed that he had the resources to realise his ambition, noting that he was richer than his rivals in the PDP.

Serious: Boko Haram has Captured another Big Town in Nigeria

Truly, it is annoying that Boko Haram is now calling the shots with impunity in Nigeria and all we seem to be hearing from the federal government who are in charge of security are condemnations.

Less than 24 hours after killing innocent students in Potiskum and releasing video of their grand master preaching in their captured towns, the dreaded Boko Haram sect has captured Maiha, another big town in the country, thus increasing their stronghold on Nigeria's territory. What a shame!

Maiha town is the administrative headquarters of Maiha Local Government of Adamawa State and it has been overrun by Boko Haram insurgents.

Maiha town is about 25 kilometres from Mubi town that was earlier captured by the same terrorists.
Fleeing residents of the captured town said they saw many soldiers running away from the area, with some of them begging the fleeing residents to give them a ride in their cars.

Even before the town fell under the control of the Boko Haram insurgents, it had been rendered a ghost of its self as commercial and social activities were paralyzed as a result of mass exodus of people from the town occasioned by annexation of Mubi.

"The insurgents started trooping into the town around 6pm and started firing shots into the area as soldiers, who had advanced to the area in their bid to recapture Mubi, started running away, allowing the insurgents to capture the town," a resident, Mr John Paul, told LEADERSHIP.

Another fleeing resident, Mr Mahmud Garba, said some of the fleeing soldiers had begged him to assist them with civilian clothes in order not to be spotted by the insurgents.

"The fleeing soldiers asked us to give them our clothes so that they can camouflage and escape from the area safely as some of them had discarded their weapons in the bush. A lot of the discarded weapons are currently lying in the bush," Garba said.

Garba noted that, "The insurgents did not encounter any challenge as they stormed the town in APCs and Toyota Hilux vans, firing shots into different directions as they chanted songs of victory. Many of the residents fled into the bush. Some of them are feared killed by stray bullets. The insurgents also hoisted their flags in strategic places in the town."

Monday, November 10, 2014

It Is Too Late: Millions of Nigerians Dying and At Risk of Death

Boko Haram is waxing stronger every day. Since the abduction of 200 Chibok girls, the Nigerian leadership totally lost its senses if it ever had them in the first place. The Jonathan-led government refused to accost Boko Haram all through this year while they were holed up in Sambisa forest. The Minister of defense, Spy Ailyu Mohammed Gusau has been tactless and deliberately hopeless in defining a prompt defense strategy to combat the terror crisis.

Boko Haram should have been starved in the forest; but this was never done. Nigerians demanded the right to bear arms for battle tested and ready civilians (CJTF), hunters, ex-service men and other vigilantes to assist the overwhelmed and sabotaged military crush Boko Haram, but the Jonathan-led government suspiciously refused this logical resort that worked in Algeria during the black decade of the 80s and has also been invaluable in restraining ISIS in Iraq, and rather de-armed the local populace with house-to-house searches, leaving them defenseless.
The Nigerian head of security, NSA Aliyu Dasuki who is Gusau's brother in-law; both recycled expired members of the Babangida dictator terror-loaded years, failed to advise the government on the necessary defense strategies. Nigeria's ex-military Chief, General Azubuike Ihejirika, who was illegally/treasonably in charge of the army (not confirmed by the Senate and thus sacked in January of 2014 by a legal suit filed by Attorney Festus Keyamo) for the first five years of Boko Haram carnage during the Jonathan government has been accused of actually sponsoring the terror for reasons which inadvertently include the opportunity it availed of embezzling billions of dollars in budgetary allocations for defense. 
The US have asked for his investigation for gross misappropriation and sabotage of the army.

The new military chiefs continued his doctrine and all these ineffective heads of service and their families were bribed with massive plots of land from land dedicated to a military barracks in Abuja, to the tune of billions of dollars as compensation for their failure to perform their duties.

While all this was going on, rather than tackle the terror responsibly, the Jonathan government recklessly wasted Nigerians time and put the nation in jeopardy by utilizing the terror crises they failed to control as a political gimmick; blaming their alleged opponents for the unbraided terror. Rather than act against the terrorists and their known sponsors, the Jonathan government enjoyed the crisis which they saw as an opportunity which had partially divided the nation across religious lines and delivered the presidency to Jonathan in 2011 and could be utilized to do so again.

As Boko Haram under the protection of a government embroiled in corruption came out of Sambisa and began to capture territory in the nation's northeast, rather than combat the terrorists, the Jonathan-led government in October of 2014, declared a unilateral cessation of fire against them. While the Nigerian military were told to stand down, Boko Haram was allowed to come out of Borno state and capture the entire northern one third of Adamawa State. Five local governments fell under Boko Haram control as parts of the new "#Bokoistan" republic. It is important to mention here that the former governor of Adamawa, a seasoned army veteran; Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako; who understood the operation and root of the terrorists and had the wherewithal to secure Adamawa state, had been impeached under the orders of the Jonathan government and removed from his office… could this have been to enable Boko Haram conquer his state?

Today Boko Haram rules over a large and growing chunk of Nigeria; over 20,000 sq kilometers, equal to four States. Over two million Nigerians are enslaved in this new terror nation. The issue of the kidnapped Chibok girls is now the smallest of the terrible problems. 2 million Nigerians are now literally abducted. In the 10+ local governments in Borno and the 5 in Adamawa, youth in their thousands are being conscripted and told to march in training as Boko Haram develops a military force of tens of thousands from our abandoned and citizens in the lost territory that can become the strongest human military force in West Africa.

Terrorist military regimens in tens of thousands are being trained in Gamboru-Ngala, Dikwa, Abadam, Marte, Bama, Madagali, Gulak, Gwoza, Mitchika, Mubi and other captured local governments. Thousands of Nigerians are being slaughtered with latest counts from escapee Gwoza residents at 4,333, last week Monday. The total numbers may be in the tens of thousands as the local populace is being used either as sex slaves, military conscripts or being wiped out in a deliberate genocide, but with information impossible to accurately verify and with no local and international responsible interest in the deadly crisis, the information and true state of horror trickles.

Did we learn anything from history? Not distant history, but in fact just a year ago, Boko Haram similarly captured over 12 local governments in Borno and conscripted thousands of innocent youth. The government then after pressure from us, at last in May of 2013, ordered a State of Emergency and drafted the army to the north. The army then massacred the thousands of recruited northern youth, pushing the terrorists back into Sambisa. As soon as this victory was almost completely achieved, by August of that year the Nigerian army under General Azubuike Ihejirika suspiciously, abruptly stopped the successful military-Civilian-JTF joint action, replaced the JTF with a docile Army division, disallowed the efficient Civilian-JTF from their invaluable independent actions and cooperation with the military and allowed the terrorists regroup and forcefully recruit more north resident youth they captured in raids. Effort was also made to bribe and corrupt the Civilian-JTF leadership. Boko Haram was given a breather. By May of this year after months of government forces standing down and as we reported, watching the thousands of terrorist inhabited camps in Sambisa and not acting against them, the terrorists came out again and were are where we are today with territory, life and livelihood lost and the government is again keeping hands folded to allow millions get affected in the permitted terror. This is a systematic genocide.

How did Nigeria get here? A series of wicked, clueless and what may clearly be labeled as deliberate terrorist acts by the Jonathan leadership got the nation to this point where it has become too late and fending off this terror army, equipped, tolerated and armed by the Nigerian government, their friends and the francophone nations is edging to the impossible.

President Jonathan said: We know them and I will release the list of names of terror sponsors – He never did!

Jonathan said: Boko Haram are our siblings; we cannot send the army to wipe out our family. He thus refused to request global action and listing against them and discouraged the US from doing so; he also refused requests from Nigerian to crush them, but rather offered them amnesty for their murder and left them to grow.

Jonathan presidency said: No girls were kidnapped. Effectively delaying the rescue response and giving the terrorist time to secure their captives. Our ENDS organization revealed the true details of the chase after the terrorist and their abductees by local vigilantes/CJTF only.

Jonathan presidency: We have freed all but 8 of the abducted girls.

Jonathan presidency; There is a ceasefire starting today, this Monday the girls will be freed.

Jonathan presidency: The ceasefire is in progress, the killings you read of are by criminal gangs and not Boko Haram; the girls will all be freed next Monday.

Not a single political or top military sponsor of Boko Haram has been jailed to date. Boko Haram terrorist are never sentenced to death but rather protected with life sentences unlike the death that "petty" armed robbers get and as such are available to be jumped from jail or returned in senseless deals to their terror lairs.

Today, the process of disentangling the northeast from the reigns of terror if ever conducted will be most bloody. Hundreds of thousands are prone to death in urban military action against the occupying and controlling terror forces. Mismanagement has condemned the citizens of the north east to indescribable pain, death and risk of death. No one can fathom what it means to live in Boko Haram occupied territory under the Boko Haram government. This has been the faith of over a million Nigerians for a couple of months; with all their earnings being submitted to the terrorists in a Serf system of government. No one has been unaffected with all families losing their members and loved ones. We had told the Jonathan government to quit enabling terror and raid Sambisa to crush Boko Haram, but they pretended they were not doing so 'to save the 200 girls,' today 2 million Nigerians are at the risk the girls were at. 2 million Nigerians are abducted – living in Boko Haram's new nation – and millions may die before this situation deliberately allowed to veer out of control is checked if it ever will be.

The Rabih Azzubair Ibn Fadlallah People's Resistance Front
We have received reports and a diresct message of/from a northern citizen army led by a civilian warrior leader who goes by the legendary name, "Rabih Azzubair," that is promising that his People's Resistance Front is arraigning itself in the Amadamwa plateaus and preparing to combat the terrorists head-to-head and declares that any messenger of the Jonathan government, civilian or military that stands in the way of his mission to liberate the people of the northeast will also become his army's sworn enemy. We hope and pray this is true and call on all living youth in the northeast and across Nigeria to support and join up with this resistance patriot's army immediately.

Too many are dead and destroyed. It is too late.

Dr. Peregrino Brimah [Every Nigerian Do Something]
Email: Twitter: @EveryNigerian

Over 1000 Obasanjo's loyalists dump PDP, decamp to APC

The political landscape is taking shape ahead of the 2015 battle. About 1,000 PDP members including the former National Treasurer, Bode Mustapha, who are loyal of President Olusegun Obasanjo in Ogun State have defected to the APC.

Mustapha, also a former member of House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003 who had earlier submitted his form of intent for the Ogun Central Senatorial seat, led other prominent members of the PDP including the former Chairman of Abeokuta North, Sunday Akintona. He described APC as a better alternative to PDP.

They warned the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Suleiman Abba against plunging the country into war following his removal of the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.
Mustapha said, "In Nigeria, we love sentiments a lot. Do we know what can happen to Nigeria if anything should happen to Speaker Tambuwal? Nobody knows! The IGP should not put this country on fire. He should immediately restore Tambuwa's security aides until a court of competent jurisdiction declares his seat vacant. 
"He was elected as the primus inter-pares in the House of Representatives. He was elected as leader by his members and it is only his members that can remove him as Speaker or a court of competent jurisdiction. Then and only then can his security aides be withdrawn.

"When people were defecting to PDP, it was hosanna in Aso Rock to the extent that Governor Mimiko of Ondo State defected to the PDP.

"But whatever is good for the goose is equally good for the gander. When Tambuwal defected, you withdrew his security aides. Why didn't you do same when Governor Mimiko defected to the PDP because he was elected on the platform of the Labour Party, LP?"

The APC state Deputy Chairman, Alhaji Tajudeen Lemboye, who received Mustapha's form, promised that the APC would provide a level playing field for all aspirants in the state.

Crises in PDP: President Jonathan under pressure to Postpone his Declaration

With the jostle for tickets for elective positions causing unrest in the PDP, there are strong indications that the presidential declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan scheduled for Tuesday might be postponed.

A member of the Media and Publicity sub-committee of the Presidential Declaration Committee, headed by Dr Bello Haliru, gave this hint to LEADERSHIP in Abuja.
"Under the circumstances the party finds itself today, I think a one-week postponement is being considered for presentation to Mr. President," he said, adding that barring any change in plans, the postponement may be announced today.

It was, however, learnt that this (postponement) is yet to be discussed by the committee, the president and the PDP national leadership.

The party also appears confused regarding how to handle the Adamawa State governor, James Bala Ngilari who is interested in contesting the seat he is presently occupying.

The PDP is in a fix whether to allow him to participate in the governorship primary following an earlier agreement the party leadership brokered in the run-up to the Adamawa State governorship by-election, which, by the way, never held after a court declared Ngilari governor.

On Jonathan's declaration, it was learnt that all arrangements geared toward a successful declaration had been firmed up with hotel reservations for dignitaries from outside Abuja made a week ago.

Regardless, the source said that owing to the internal wrangling within the party, especially as issues of party tickets were yet to be resolved, the committee had been making efforts to 'bring on board' all stakeholders to reach a consensus on the planned postponement of the declaration.

He said, "You know the issues that have come up within the party in the last three weeks or so; we have seen the various dimensions the issue of senatorial tickets as well as the governorship tickets in most of our states have taken so far.

"As a party, we want to go into the declaration as one united family with minimal dissenting voices or cleavages within us in the PDP. For instance, we know there are some governors who, though members of the Presidential Committee, appear to be angered by the reported deal between the president and the senators; yet there are some senators who are also not too happy that some governors are working against them.

"So under such confusion, the best thing to do is to consider the possibility of postponing the event in order to bring all stakeholders to the table for us to move forward. This is very important because if you look at the entire scenario, more than half of the states controlled by PDP are affected one way or the other, and we are already making efforts to convince the president to shift the programme to a later date, possibly by one week," he said.

The Fear of Fayose: Ekiti Judge Runs from Case

Ekiti State is going south, I just hope those concerned are watching. The Judge handling the case filed against the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has withdrawn from the suit. The case, filed before Fayose was sworn-in as governor, is to challenge his eligibility for the governorship election.

Justice Olusegun Ogunyemi, who was handling the case, has withdrawn from it, citing threats to his life.

According to Premium Times, Justice Ogunyemi has handed over the case file to the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Ayodeji Daramola. And following Ogunyemi's withdrawal, judges in Ekiti have been reluctant to take over the case.

El-Rufai Is A Self-centred accidental Politician - Kaduna Governor

According to Premium times, The Kaduna State Governor on Tuesday replied the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, for criticising his government and accusing him of not doing well for the state.

In his declaration speech in Kaduna on Monday, the former minister said the present government had not done enough for the people of the state.

He said he would fix the state just as he described the current administration of Murktar Yero as "incompetent."

In a response Wednesday, Governor Yero said, "Mal. Nasir El-Rufai is only but good at peddling lies in an apparent display of huge disconnect with the same people he aspire to govern".

In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Ahmed Maiyaki, the governor called on the people of the state to ignore Mr. El-Rufai's claims because "the former minister is already renowned as loquacious".

"We may have ignored El-Rufa'i's tirade against the administration of His Excellency, Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, because the former minister is already renowned as loquacious, but we deem it necessary to address some of the misinformation central to his comment," the statement said.

The governor also said "it is laughable that the former minister is not aware of the steady improvement recorded in all sectors of the economy within the last 23 months".

"The Yero administration has recorded tremendous achievements in improving the standards of Education and the result is there for all to see."

The statement added that "It is uncharitable of El-Rufa'i to say that Kaduna is being led by self-centred politicians. It is on record and equally verifiable that Governor Yero has never selfishly allocated lands to members of his family or relations.

"The people of Kaduna are not unaware of the mischievous antics of the 'opportunists-self-centered accidental- politician 'El-Rufai', who is struggling to ride on the popularity of a man he once despised to clinch the governorship ticket of the APC.

The governor further said the former minister "cannot deceive the people, many of whom he once chased out of Abuja and dissociated with".

Read full statement below.

Our attention has been drawn to the desperate attempt by Mallam Nasir El-Rufa'i, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to portray a bleak state of affairs in Kaduna State through exaggeration of the true situation of things. While we don't blame the aspirant for his political gimmick aimed at cajoling members of his party, we believe the former minister deliberately ignored the facts by peddling outright lies in an apparent display of a huge disconnect with the same people that he aspires to govern.

We may have ignored El-Rufa'i's tirade against the administration of His Excellency, Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, because the former minister is already renowned as loquacious, but we deem it necessary to address some of the misinformation central to his comment.

For the benefit of the general public, especially those that listened to the former minister from outside Kaduna State, the administration of Governor Yero remains very popular in the entire State and is working tirelessly to improve the overall living conditions of the people.

It is an incontrovertible fact that Kaduna State witnessed improved security and peaceful atmosphere since the emergence of Governor Yero in December 2012. There has been reduction in crime rates as well as increased mutual understanding among the diverse ethnic groups in the State. Kaduna people have shown genuine willingness to live peacefully with one another.

Kaduna State is working under Yero; it is laughable that the former minister is not aware of the steady improvement recorded in all sectors of the economy within the last 23 months. For El-Rufa'i's information, the Yero administration has recorded tremendous achievements in improving the standards of Education and the result is there for all to see. For instance, this year, Kaduna State came third in overall national standing in the WAEC Senior School Certificate Examination. Such success and many more were as result of massive investment in infrastructure, manpower development and provision of teaching equipment.

For instance, the construction/rehabilitation of over 187 schools, recruitment of additional 1800 teachers and training of teachers in core subjects at secondary school level has yielded positive result.

In the Health Sector, Kaduna State has emerged as the first State in the North-West to be free from polio in the last 24 months. This is verifiable if the former minister cared to check.

It is also on record that the Yero administration has conducted capitalization of 457 health facilities including; 29 secondary health facilities, 352 Primary Health Centres, 5 Faith based secondary health facilities and 18 PHCs faith based facilities. The administration also initiated construction of 36 Primary Health Centres across the State. The projects are presently at various stages of completion.

The APC governorship aspirant is also clearly out of touch with the State not to have known that Civil Servants are paid their salaries and allowances as and when due. For his information, Kaduna State is one of the few States in the country, where workers are not owed salaries, allowances and other benefits. The Yero administration is committed to maintaining a well-motivated work force. This led to the payment of N6.7 billion backlog of gratuity and death benefits. Some of the liabilities dated back to 2005. As at today, no retiree is owed pension in the State.
It is also absolutely false to claim that agriculture productivity has gone down in Kaduna State. Since assumption of office, the Yero administration has consistently provided support to farmers in all 255 wards in the State with over 10,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer per annum. For the first time in the history of the State, assorted fertilizers were shared to farmers free, as way of support to agriculture production.

Kaduna state Government and the Bank of Industry/Bank of Agriculture have provided N2 billion for disbursement as loans to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and farmers respectively. Government has also procured and distributed tractors to both small and large scale farmers. It is on record that agriculture production in the State is on the increase, with farmers requiring additional storage facilities, which is currently being addressed by the Yero administration.

The People of Kaduna are not unaware of the mischievous antics of the 'opportunists-self-centered accidental- politicians', who is struggling to ride on the popularity of a man he once despised to clinch the governorship ticket of the APC.

It is uncharitable of El-Rufa'i to say that Kaduna is being led by "self-centred" politicians. It is on record and equally verifiable that Governor Yero has never selfishly allocated lands to members of his family or relations.

On infrastructure, in the last 23 months, the Yero administration has successfully completed over 50 percent of all projects initiated by past administrations. This is also verifiable. Over 20 roads infrastructures have been completed as well as several public building and numerous other projects in all key sectors of the economy.

In an effort to open up rural areas, Governor Yero completed rural electrification projects in over 31 communities. The administration also completed several rural feeder roads. If El-Rufa'i had truly consulted people at the grassroots as he claimed, these facts would have been made clear to him. It is one thing to live in the opulence of Abuja highbrow district and another entirely to appreciate the living conditions of the ordinary people, let alone knowing how to improve them.

The former minister is also unaware that the Yero administration has trained over 7,650 youths and women in various vocations. At the end of their training each beneficiary received starter packs and start-up capital with which to establish their own businesses. This model is being sustained as a way of empowering the youth and reducing unemployment in the state.

In the last 23 months of Yero administration, Kaduna State has maintained positive rating by the Fitch Rating agency. This independent parameter for measuring economic stability and prudence in public sector spending is certainly superior to any mischievous hypothesis. Yero is providing the people of Kaduna with stable democratic leadership that adheres strictly to Rule of Law and respect for human dignity. Leadership is certainly not about bullying the people and disrespect for extant laws; it is about following due process, respect for human dignity, which has been the case in Kaduna under Governor Yero.

Our advice is while on this sojourn as an 'accidental politician', El-Rufa'i should respect the sensibilities of the people of Kaduna State, who are much better informed on the true state of affairs in Kaduna State.

The former minister cannot deceive the people, many of whom he once chased out of Abuja and dissociated with.

War Zone- Tambuwal dares PDP: "No one can remove me"

SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwwal, has called the bluff of his adversaries in government, saying only God can remove him as speaker.

This is coming as a two-time former member of the House, Honourable Duro Faseyi, admonished him to resign his position and re-contest as speaker in the interest of the House and the polity.

Tambuwal, who spoke in Kaduna on Saturday during the North-West Zonal Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said; "as for my fate in the National Assembly and as speaker of the House of Representatives, it is in the hands of God and members of the House."

Maintaining that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could not remove him as speaker, Tambuwal said the majority of the House members were behind him and that people could go and verify his claim.

Nigerians, he said, should disregard wrong information being circulated by those he called agents of distraction.

He said his counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, had explained the situation when he said the status quo referred to the period before his security details were withdrawn and that any attempt to alter the court's proclamation would amount to contempt.

"Yes, I am here for the first time to attend the zonal meeting of the North-West of APC, my political party. As for my fate in the National Assembly and as speaker of House of Representatives, it is in the hands of God and members of the House," Tambuwwal said.

He, however, declined comment over his rumoured Sokoto State governorship aspiration.

In a related development, former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, described the defection of Tambuwwal to the APC as "a sign of good things to come," adding that with free and fair election, landslide victory would be the APC's portion in the 2015 elections.

Speaking with journalists, after the meeting, Buhari; Kano State deputy governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje; and the APC National-Vice Chairman (North-West), Mr Inuwa Abdulkadir, all said the PDP would be a bygone story in 2015.

But Honourable Faseyi advised Tambuwal to thread the path of honour by resigning as speaker of the House, "rather than continue heating up the polity."

In a statement made available to journalists at the weekend, Faseyi described the current leadership tussle in the House of Representatives as unnecessary and uncalled for.

According to him, inasmuch as the Nigerian constitution does not envisage possible defection of either the speaker of the Houseof Representatives or president of the Senate, Honourable Tambuwal should be bold enough to resign, "and if he is still interested in the same position, the speaker should be allowed to re-contest and leave his colleagues to judge

TRAGIC: Dr Myles Munroe & Wife Dies In Plane Crash

The leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, Dr Myles Munroe, and his wife Ruth have died in a plane crash in Grand Bahama, Sunday afternoon.

The private jet which left Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) at 4.07pm with nine people on board, crashed while making an approach for landing at Grand Bahama International Airport at 5.10pm.

It killed all its passengers.

Queen of England Assassination by Islamic Terrorists Foiled - God Save the Queen!

A terrorist plot to kill The Queen has been thwarted, reports The Sun.
Thursday 6th November saw the arrest of four men around the London area, in connection with 'Islamic related terrorism', Scotland Yard said.
It has now been said that the men were plotting to assassinate Her Majesty, as an ultimate act of retribution against the UK, due to its involvement in the war against terrorism and Islamic State in the east.
It is thought the plan was to be carried out today (8th November), as The Queen attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. The men, aged 19, 22, 25 and 27 were attempting to kill Her Majesty with a knife. Both The Queen and David Cameron have been made aware of the developments of this case, with the suspects currently in custody as the Monarch continues with her duties.
The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra are all due to be in attendance of the festival this evening too.
The status of the UK was recently upgraded from 'substantial' to 'severe', with many expecting an imminent attack.

The Queen and many other members of The Royal Family will be present for the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, tomorrow. Following the recent attack at the National War Memorial in Canada, security is likely to have been tightened for this event too.
SO14 is the branch of Scotland Yard that looks after the safety of The Royal Family, with the assistance of the local Police wherever an engagement is carried out.
Members of The Royal Family are frequent targets on the lists of terrorists: a plot was also foiled in 2008 when The Queen attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Uganda. Al Qaeda were involved in this attempt, and a speedboat loaded with arms and home-made bombs was seized. Two Ugandan TV broadcasting vans were also taken and searched for possible weaponry.
Threats were also made against Prince Harry as he returned to Afghanistan in 2012.
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Four Islamic terrorists planned to kill the Queen of England this weekend — but British police foiled the assassination plot, reports said.
The anarchist assassins intended to stab Queen Elizabeth II Friday as the country celebrated 96 years since the end of World War I — an annual British jubilee — with numerous public appearances by her Royal Highness.
British police discovered the murder plot by the four terrorists, ranging in age from 19 to 27, and conducted multiple raids in West London and Buckinghamshire to thwart their plan.
Cops believe the suspected terrorists planned to use a knife to kill the beloved 88-year-old Queen, but also think they likely had access to firearms.
Officials made Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron aware of the potential threat, but her Royal Highness still plans to attend the weekend's festivities.
She was expected at Saturday's annual Royal British Legion Festival, a military bash that celebrates the end of World War I, The Sun first reported.
Her Majesty is still slated to lay the first wreath at Sunday Remembrance celebration following a two-minute moment of silence, according to The Sun.
This is not the first time the Queen's life has been threatened.
The Lithgow Plot was an assassination attempt on the Queen and her husband, Philip, who were on a royal tour in Australia.
The lovebirds were traveling from Sydney to Orange in 1970 when their train struck a large wooden log, that was allegedly placed on the tracks in hopes of causing the train to derail as it came barreling full speed down the track.
But, for some reason, the train was traveling at an unusually slow speed, averting any crisis and sparring their lives.
The royal couple was reportedly kept in the dark about the 1970s murder plot to avoid embarrassment for the Australian government, The Daily Mail reported.
She has reigned Queen for more than five decades, assuming the title at age 25. Prince Charles, her oldest son, is next in line to the throne, but is expected to pass the honor to his son, William.
The Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Kate Middleton, welcomed a son to the royal family last July and are expecting another child in April.