Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween really IS evil, says Vatican, and should be replaced with HOLYWEEN so children can dress up as saints and pray

Vatican's first conference of exorcists warned of dangers to children 
Says Halloween to blame for huge rise in demonic possessions in October
Catholic official says Vatican receives 100s of calls from worried parents 
The Catholic Church has called for Halloween to be scrapped and replaced with 'Holyween' - a night in which children would attend prayer vigils and dress up as saints.
The Vatican's first official conference of exorcists warned of a danger to young people at Halloween when there is an increase in occult activity.
Father Aldo Buonaiuto, of the International Association of Exorcists, which met in Rome at the weekend, said that a spike in demonic possessions in October is down to the phenomenon of Halloween.
The organisation's emergency number receives hundreds of calls over this period, around 40 a day, especially from parents who fear that their child has been initiated into the occult, he said.

Spooked: Pope Francis scares a child as he tries to greet him during his general audience at St Peter's square. The Vatican has called for Halloween to be called 'Holyween' to cut the amount of occult acitivity


Pope Francis warned the conference of exorcists that they must treat those possessed with 'kindness'
He said: 'Many say Halloween is a simple carnival, but in fact there is nothing innocent or fun about it - it is the antechamber to something much more dangerous.
'There are always more evil rituals, animal sacrifices, desecrations of cemeteries and thefts of sacred bones at the time of the 31 October.
Participating in Halloween is 'like an initiation into the occult', he said.
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'For the sects it is the best time of year to recruit new members. From here the door to the devil can be opened. For this reason its necessary for us to speak out and not play down the danger.'
To replace the 'dangerous' festival the Catholic Church in Italy have now launched the initiative 'Holyween', he said. 
'While most people are seeped in zombies and horror we put on our door or windows a light or an image evocative of the saints. 
The Catholic Church has called for Halloween to become a night in which children would attend prayer vigils and dress up as saints instead of devils

'And then there will be masses, prayer vigils and worship to celebrate the saints and victory of good over evil.'
The conference of 300 exorcists from all over the world took place over the weekend after being officially recognised by the Vatican in June.
At the conference, Pope Francis warned them that they must treat those possessed with 'kindness'. 
He wrote in a message: 'Those who perform this particular ministry, in conjunction with the bishops' must work 'with love and kindness from the church towards those who suffer because of the evil one'.
More than many of his predecessors, Pope Francis likes to insist that Satan is real and speaks frequently about the Devil's work.
Last year he was captured performing an apparent exorcism. In astonishing footage he placed his hands on the head of a boy in a wheelchair, reciting an intense prayer until the boy slumped down exhaling sharply.

Photo: Nigerian girl dies after failed Butt enlargement surgery in Thailand

Doctor Sompob Sansiri, 51, is lead away by police after Miss Williams died at his clinic

24yr old British-Nigerian lady, Joy Williams (pictured above) has died after a failed £2,000 butt enlargement surgery in Bangkok, Thailand. The young lady's older brother, Anietie, who lives in Nigeria, said the family didn't even know she'd travelled to Thailand.
"We don't really know what went wrong, we only know what is in reports in the media." Anietie said
He also said that the family is making preparations to bring her body home. According to the Daily Mail, Joy, who relocated to the UK from Nigeria in 2007 and lives with her mother in Thamesmead, died on October 23rd after visiting a clinic called SP Clinic in Thailand which she had found on the internet.
She initially visited the SP clinic, which she found on the internet, on October 14 to have the operation which she hoped would give her a bigger, fuller bottom.
A few days later her wounds became infected and she returned to have corrective surgery to remove the silicon implants.
But she was found dead on the operating table with a three inch-long stitched incision on her tail bone after medical staff found they were unable to resuscitate her.
Thai officials investigating her death believe her operation had been delayed to ensure Miss Williams had not eaten anything before hand and that as a result the operation began after the clinic's legal closing time of 7pm.
It is believed Miss Williams had long struggled with her self-esteem and been bullied at school before choosing to undergo an operation on her nose to improve her looks.
While in Bangkok she had been staying at the £11-a-night Vabua Asotel hotel which is used by the clinic as accommodation for its patients.


The doctor who carried out the procedure, Sompob Sansiri, 51, was later arrested and accused of negligence after it was found that he had been carrying out night-time surgery without a licence.

He has now been charged with recklessness causing death and could face 10 years in jail if found guilty.
The clinic has been closed for 60 days while investigations are carried out. Thailand is a world-leader in cosmetic surgery tourism with many companies offering procedures at discounts of up to 60 per cent. The industry earned the country £2.68billion in 2013 alone.
One of Joy's friend who spoke with UK Telegraph said she had suffered bullying and low self esteem issues while they were in school and that she was never happy with herself. 

"She was a really, really nice girl. She was very friendly and caring. She was always helping her mum with her brothers. She was a very bright girl and did well at school. She was a bit shy and quiet and I knew in later years there was something wrong and upsetting her. At school she had been bullied over her appearance and she went for surgery on her nose and face. Last time I saw her it was obvious she had cosmetic surgery. She was fine before, she didn't need to. She was fine the way she was but she just wasn't happy. She had no self esteem and I guess she felt she needed to do it. She was just never happy with herself."
Police are now waiting for the postmortem result which would determine if the doctor will be charged for medical negligence.

Source: UK Daily Mail/UK Telegragh

I'm Gay and Proud - CEO of Apple Tim Cook 'I'm a Homosexual " says Iphone & Ipad Boss

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly confirmed he is gay in an opinion piece published Thursday advocating for human rights and equality.
In the essay published by Businessweek, Cook says he was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, citing the quote "Life's most persistent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," writes Cook. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
Cook says he's been privately open with others about being gay, but felt compelled to come out to help others. "I don't consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I've benefited from the sacrifice of others," writes Cook. "So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it's worth the trade-off with my own privacy."
Cook's piece published days after the Apple CEO criticized his home state of Alabama over gay rights. "We can't change the past, but we can learn from it, and we can create a different future," said Cook.
Apple CEO Tim Cook challenged his home state of Alabama at an award ceremony to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. He also announced that Apple is giving $100 million for technology in 114 schools. (Oct. 27) AP
This is not the first time Cook's sexuality has been addressed. In June, CNBC hosted a segment on gay CEOs where one host seemd to out Cook as gay. "I think Tim Cook is fairly open about the fact that he is gay at the head of Apple, isn't he?" said Squawk on the Street co-host Simon Hobbs, causing an awkward silence. Hobbs quickly followed with "Oh dear, was that an error?"
During Friday's 'Squawk on the Street', CNBC host Simon Hobbs potentially outed Apple CEO Tim Cook in a discussion about gay CEOs of major companies. VPC
Cook says the decision to reveal his sexuality was difficult, and hopes people focus more on his efforts running the tech giant. "Part of social progress is understanding that a person is not defined only by one's sexuality, race, or gender. I'm an engineer, an uncle, a nature lover, a fitness nut, a son of the South, a sports fanatic, and many other things. I hope that people will respect my desire to focus on the things I'm best suited for and the work that brings me joy."

Jonathan Intervenes: Keshi is Back as Super Eagles Coach

Reinstated Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has expressed his willingness to lead the boys in the team through the two remaining Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers matches with Congo and South Africa respectively.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja after a brief meeting with the Minister of sports and Chairman National Sports Commission (NSC), Tammy Danagogo, Keshi said:
"Really, if it is true that President Jonathan had intervened and asked me to return as Eagles coach, I just thank him for that. I have not heard it, you guys are just telling me. I only came here to say hello to the minister of sports, Danagogo that's all.
"Returning to Eagles' job is going to be very hard, but I have my mind to think about it first, but if the president has ask me to return, for the peace to return in the country football which is important to the players too and for the love I have for the country I have served for fourteen years as a player while not despite the treatment meted on me."

Tambuwal Saga: Jonathan show better understanding of democracy

The All Progressives Congress has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to show better understanding of democracy by immediately restoring the police security details the IGP unlawfully withdrew from the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party described the announcement of the withdrawal of the Speaker's security details by the Inspector General of Police as a usurpation of the role of the Judiciary by the Inspector General of Police especially bearing in mind that the question of the interpretation of Section 68(1)(g) of the Constitution on which the Inspector General of Police anchored his illegal act is currently before the courts for resolution.

The party said for avoidance of doubt the position including the manner a person becomes the Speaker of the House of Reps is to be found in the Constitution, and no constitutional provision or legislation says membership of the ruling or dominant party in the House is a pre-requisite.

Furthermore as the number four citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria the security detail and
apparatus attached to the person of the Speaker is not based on his lineage, person and or political leaning. It is on account of the position and the protection required for that position and in Nigeria's best interest.

This unfortunate use and deployment of Nigeria's security forces in a partisan and political way portends danger and further weakens important institutions of governance and jeopardizes national security. Under President Jonathan, we now have a Police Force that is monitoring and making conclusions with respect to party membership, qualification, of an otherwise elected official. This is unheard of in any decent democracy.

It is unfortunate, the party noted that President Jonathan who had been a successive long term and unique beneficiary of our democracy and Constitution is now demonstrating the greatest disregard for the laws that govern and guide us as a people. President Jonathan who is the only individual who benefited from the same Constitution to become a Governor from a Deputy Governor without an election and from a Vice President to President in similar legal circumstances now desecrates the same Constitution.

The All Progressives Congress rejects this challenge to democracy and modern society. We reject President Jonathan's illegality and call for respect and compliance with the law. We reject this meddling in the affairs of the Legislature especially given the resolution of President Jonathan and his close advisers yesterday at their meeting to ask the Deputy Speaker Mr Emeka Ihedioha to unlawfully reconvene the House before the adjourned date.

May we remind President Goodluck Jonathan that under the House Rules only a resolution by all principal officers of the House and not even the Speaker of the House can reconvene the House before the adjourned date not to talk of the Deputy Speaker.

Regrettably, the priority of President Goodluck Jonathan on the night that Mubi a town with a population of about two million people in Adamawa state fell to the Boko Haram insurgents was how to illegally remove the Hon Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

After collecting their N24m; PDP rejects 2 presidential aspirants because of Jonathan

A fresh crisis is brewing in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over insistence of some of its members to contest its presidential primary with President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the 2015 polls.

But the National leadership of the party has refused to sell the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms to two other presidential aspirants, keeping the only one form for President Jonathan.

The two aspirants, Dr. Abdul-Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa and Prof. Akasoba Duke-Abiola, were at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Tuesday to purchase the forms, but they were turned back.

First to arrive was Tafawa-Balewa, who hails from Bauchi State. He is also the son of Nigeria's First Republic Prime Minister, the late Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa.
It will be recalled that all the caucuses of the party, including the National Executive Council had endorsed President Jonathan as its sole presidential candidate. 
Tafawa-Balewa had on September 21 condemned the action, which he said was a plot by the leadership of the party to frustrate other presidential aspirants.
He had asked, "What type of democracy do we have? Is the PDP a communist party? Where is the place of internal democracy?"

According to Punch, he insisted that he would not be intimidated by such a decision and vowed not to be cowed. He wondered the type of democracy that was being practised by the PDP.

On Tuesday, Tafawa-Balewa stormed the party's national secretariat with his supporters and bank tellers, with which he had hoped to purchase the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms.

The bank tellers indicated that he deposited N22m into the account of the party with Zenith Bank. The breakdown of the fees showed that he paid N20m as nomination fee and another N2m for the expression of interest form.

Rather than being issued his forms, the aspirant claimed that he was told by officials of the party that the forms were not ready. Yet the party will stop the selling of forms to all the aspirants on Thursday.

Tafawa-Balewa said he was told that all other forms were on sale except the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms.

He said, "I have paid for my forms. I was however told that they don't have the forms ready. No matter, I am still here. I will send some of my people here on Thursday to come and pick the forms."

He said he went to the office of the Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, and National Organising Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha, but was denied the forms.

Asked whether he was not aware that all the party organs had endorsed the President, Tafawa-Balewa said those organs were mere little organs of the party and were not superior to its Constitution.

Speaking on the refusal of the party to present her with her forms, Duke-Abiola, who is one of the widows of the late Chief MKO Abiola, described the action of the party as questionable.

Displaying the Diamond Bank Teller with which she paid her N2m to the party's bank account, Duke-Abiola wondered why the party would issue her receipts and refused to sell the forms to her.

The Journey Begins in Rivers: PDP Needs To Sit Up

First of all I am pleased to confirm to you all that in the early hours of Friday the 24th of October, 2014; Prince Tonye Princewill received his PDP Nomination and Expression of Interest forms, to contest the Governorship primaries in Rivers State. To clear all doubt; his PDP forms were delivered to him at his Abuja residence, not by old men, or a paid crowd; but by responsible youths. Hungry for the type of change and leadership we really need in Rivers State. With the commitment and help of those who truly love Rivers state, this change will come.

This is a new beginning. The opportunity to retrace the path of our dear state is here. The journey ahead will be tough, but I assure you, it will be worth it. Tonye urges his supporters to focus on the uncertainties ahead and not the certainties behind. Others can enjoy being Goliaths, but we should just remain like Davids.
We can't overemphasize the fact that politics is too important to be left to politicians. This is gradually sinking into the minds of many, making our Nigerian politics more a one man, one vote scenario. People matter; we in Team Princewill have always known that and now the politicians all over will know it too.
The just concluded APC rally was attended by many thousands of people. Speculations have it that the well attended rally, would intimidate Prince Tonye and his fellow PDP members. 

Prince Tonye Princewill is clearly stating that, "We are not. Instead we are actually encouraged and happy to see how the people's interest in politics is increasing". "Some of us know how to fill up a stadium; but the question on the ground is how we impact the lives of the citizens. How can we fill up their empty stomachs? How many real jobs could the Millions of Naira spent to hold that rally have created? No wonder some jobless politicians prefer war. This is their political equivalent of a security vote."

"Paying thousands to gather, flying in political leaders from all over, throwing around political insults and attacks will not change the fortune of your Rivers people. Commitment to the people is primary and cannot be clouded with fanfare and bad language. We are here to improve the future of Rivers State politics! We are here to give the people a voice! Politics here has to start to work for the people and we are here to make sure that happens. For me though, the rally is a message to PDP that politics is no longer business as usual."

On the state of the party in the state, the Prince wants to make it clear that the attempt to disregard our cultural diversity in Rivers state will not end well and will only spell doom for PDP's prospects. All attempts to drive this point home have yielded no result, so as a Kalabari Prince and a major stakeholder in the state, the Prince wishes to sound this final call. "Respect our people's wishes and level the playing field or else, the stakeholders of the state will be forced to do it for you."

"We have faced a similar situation in the past. The record books are there to show how it was reversed. The history of Rivers state is clear. Goliath never wins David. A word is enough for the wise. Let the number of aspirants and their cultural distribution, be a marker. Real leaders make tough decisions. It is time to see who the real leaders are."

Wabiye Idoniboye-Obu 
Personal Assistant - Media and Pu

'Barren' Lagos Woman Gives Birth to A Baby Boy 5yrs after Pregnancy

Things are happening! An unbelievable miracle happened in Lagos as a certain woman identified as Mrs. Adenike Kolawole was delivered of a baby boy after being barren for 27 years, and after she manage to get pregnant, she was said to have carried her pregnancy for five years.

Adenike reportedly gave birth to the baby on Sunday at Evangelical Church of Cherubim and Seraphim, located at Pipeline Road, Mafon area, Ejigbo, Lagos during church service.

Narrating her story, Mrs Kolawole said, "When I found out I was pregnant, I was happy but at the same time, I was observing my normal menstrual cycles."

She waited endlessly to deliver, but to no avail, hence she relocated to Lagos to seek for help...
The search for spiritual solution eventually took her to the church where she finally delivered the baby.

"I was at the church service when I noticed that water was coming from my private part and I went to a room to check what was happening, before I knew it, the baby came out alive. I raised alarm which attracted church members who assisted me to deliver the baby," she added.

According to PM News, the baby's father, Mr. Kayode said he did not believe his wife for a long time when she claimed she was pregnant because he had waited in vain. He said he was grateful to God for what he had done and thanked well wishers for their support.

Singer-turned-Politician 9ice Releases Official Campaign Posters

Nigerian singer politician, 9ice is brushing off the haters as he moves forward with his political ambitions.

As you will recall, he is planning to run for political office in 2015 for a seat in House of Representatives, representing the Ogbomoso North Constituency in the National Assembly.

Nigerian man arraigned in UK court for drug trafficking over 100 Million Naira

A 48 year old Nigerian man, Mathew Atueyi, who was arrested on August 2nd at Edinburgh Airport, UK with 80 packs of cocaine valued at £387,000 was arraigned today October 27th before a high court in Glasgow over drug trafficking charges.

At the court hearing today, prosecuting counsel, David Nicolson said that Atueyi, who arrived the UK from Nigeria via Paris was arrested after £2000 was found on him. A urine test carried out on him tested positive for cocaine and an Xray conducted at the St John's Hospital Livingston showed he had ingested multiple wraps of cocaine...


"He was subsequently transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he excreted 80 packages weighing around 1,192 grams in total" Nicholson saidWhen interrogated, Atueyi said he was a car dealer based in Onitsha and was also running a boutique. He confessed that the £2000 found on him at the airport was the upfront payment he got from those who he was transporting the drugs for. He is due for sentencing next month.

Source: Edinburgh News

The Lion, National Assembly Speaker Tambuwal Decamps From PDP to ACN - Resign says PDP

Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has switched lanes, moving from  from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the platform on which he was elected, into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tambuwal announced his move on Tuesday in Abuja.
In a precisely calculated move which came after Mulikat Akande-Adeola, the House leader had moved a motion for the adjournment of sitting till 3rd December, Tambuwal let the cat out of the bag.
"In pursuit of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution and in view of the political developments in my state, I wish to formally inform you of my membership of the APC," Tambuwal announced.
He said the move is a great sacrifice, targeted at ensuring the continued development of constitutional democracy in the country.
Commenting on the speaker's action, APC members in the House described the move as historic.
"The move is consistent with the law," Femi Gbajabiamila, leader of the APC caucus said. "APC members would continue to support the current leadership."
Samson Osagie also added that the adjournment of House sittings till 3rd December would enable the legislators to consult with their constituencies and promote their political interest ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Osagie expressed confidence that PDP would not kick against the leadership of the house, saying The unity in the House suffices to take care of that.
He further described Tambuwal as a bridge builder who united the house in spite of different political affiliations of members of the parliament.
Tambuwal became Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2011.
Resign as Speaker, PDP Tells Tambuwal
For defecting to the main opposition party, All Progressives Party (APC) the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, to immediately tender his resignation letter.
Tambuwal announced his cross-carpeting to members of the House on Tuesday, confirming speculation that had since taken the centre-stage of his likely defection.
It was learnt that Tambuwal moved over to APC, partly to actualise his dream of becoming the next governor of Sokoto State after it was zoned to his senatorial district and to end the mudslinging that had existed between him and President Goodluck Jonathan.
Loyalists of the Speaker said he had made many overtures in the past and even met party leaders to mediate in the crisis to no avail.
It was learnt that Tambuwal had weighed the option of seeking the governorship mandate through the APC as he believes he would be frustrated by the presidency if he decided to stick to the PDP and seek the governorship ticket through the party.
Tambuwal made the announcement after the House adjourned sitting to 3rd December to enable members pursue their individual political interests.
Reacting to the defection later on Tuesday, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement, said the National Working Committee of the party had met with the leadership of the party in the House of Representatives following Tambuwal's defection and that the party leadership has demanded for the resignation of the Speaker since he has left the party.
Though Tambuwal was elected on the platform of the PDP, his emergence as the Speaker was aided by members of the APC in the House who did not want a candidate endorsed by the PDP at that time.
Metuh said after a thorough review of the situation, the party's National Working Committee decided that the Speaker, as a responsible elected officer, knows fully well what is honourable of him to do since his new party is in the minority.
"We are not unmindful of the fact that Hon. Tambuwal became Speaker on the platform of the PDP as the political party with the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and that this incontrovertible fact has not changed," Metuh said.
But some members of the party told Huhuonline.com on the phone, that it would be difficult to remove Tambuwal since many of the members saw him as one with integrity and efficiency.
They said the Speaker has proven his worth and that as it is now, many of the members are even battling with their state governors and party concerning their tickets and would therefore not find the time to rally against Tambuwal till when the House resumes.
"Moreover, the constitution does not state that the Speaker must come from the party with the highest number of members at the House, but it is just what obtains across most countries of the world. This is another thing concerning this defection," a member of the House told Huhuonline.com.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Photo: Meet The Hairiest Woman In Nigeria hear hear (hair advisory)

Pictured above is 26 year old Queen Okafor the hairiest woman in Nigeria. Last year in an interview, the aspiring actress told the Sun
"The first time it started to grow on my body, I was ashamed, but someone advised me that I shouldn't bother, that it is a blessing not a curse. The person told me that I am unique, besides, wherever I go, I would be recognised. She advised me that I shouldn't be ashamed, rather that I should be proud of myself.It was her that gave me strength and boosted my self esteem. Some people think that I am a man. Some think I fixed my breast to deceive people. Men especially find it difficult to believe that I am a woman. It was when we interact that most men are reassured that I am a woman. It has made me to be very popular and recognised in public. It has boosted my confidence to socialize. People want to identify with me to know the stuff I am made of. Some want to find out where this girl is coming from. People call and dash me money because of my hairy nature, but I don't beg for money.

What My Boobs Have Done To Me ––Actress Ronke Ojo

She is endowed and her oranges the type some men can die for just to have for one night, lol. And she is not unaware of the importance of her super assets. Popular Yoruba actress Ronke Oko, in a recent chat with Vanguard opened up on a lot of issues, especially those personal stuffs. Details below:

Why are you not living with your spouse?
I prefer how we live apart. At the early stage of our courtship, it was a bone of contention but later he knew what I wanted and I appreciate him for that. If I really want to be successful in my marriage and career, this is how best we feel we can go about it.

You have big boobs, have they caused you any embarrassment?
Before now, I get ashamed of them. But I later began to see the beautiful side and stopped hiding them because they fit me. People appreciate my oranges and I also love it. My oranges are one of the things that brought me to limelight in the movie industry.

Is your boobs your selling point?
Yes, it is and apart from that it is one part of my body I cherish most.

Some people refer to you as illiterate because you never attended a university, your comment?
I have a good background and valued education. But going to the university was something I had to sacrifice when things became rough for my family. I have the plan of going back to school but as the breadwinner of my family, a career woman, mother and a wife, it has not been easy. But when the time comes, I will, even if it means going abroad to avoid distraction.

Are you happily married?
Yes, I am.

It was also gathered that you once broke up with your spouse?
I met my husband in 1999 after Ronke Oshodi Oke came out. We became lovers in 2000 but we could not move to the next level because of certain differences. Most Nigerian guys would think twice before marrying an actress. We dated for four years and went our separate ways. In-between those four years I met another guy whom I had my first child for. A year after I had my first issue, my then lover, who is now my husband came back and we began our affair in secret, though he proposed to me three times during the time.

Why the secret affair?
I did not want to have kids for different men. But because we were best of friends, he was always there for me and we were in love, we settled our differences and came back together.

Why did you leave the father of your first child?
He wanted me to come stay in Canada with him and I can not live outside Nigeria for any reason, I can only go visiting . Moreover, living in Canada will affect my career. I could not get happiness from the union but I waited five years before going into another marriage officially.

Amaechi Replies Jonathan: You Can’t Threaten Me; I'm Elected Just Like You

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has said that President Goodluck Jonathan can't threaten him as he is a fellow elected official like the President.

This is in reaction to a terse statement by the President signed by his Senior Special assistant on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati. Jonathan in the statement had warned Governor Rotimi Amaechi, telling him to stop "Political Rascality and Blackmail."

But the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Ibim Semenitari said Governor Amaechi is an elected official and cannot be threatened by the president.

Semenitari also faulted Abati for failing to get his facts right before publishing the statement despite his wealth of experience. She added that Amaechi never mentioned the name of the President nor his wife during his speech at the rally.

Semenitari said, "I would want to say that the Presidential Spokesman should be careful for the kind of threats he issues to an elected Governor. He should remember that the President is not a prefect of the governor. He was elected as President just as the Governor was elected as a governor, and Nigeria is a federation.

"And please, Abati should know his limits and need not attempt to cross his boundaries...
"It is a bit strange to hear the kind of comments coming out of the Presidency and this showed that that statement was already prepared before governor Amaechi spoke.

"At no point in his speech did Governor Amaechi make any references. His wife was not even discussed because she is not an official of government.

"I do not understand where or how Mr. Abati got his story, so we just take it that this is one of those clear indications of rascality with the Presidency trying to call a dog a bad name and hang it".

Critics of Buhari’s presidential ambition are agents of corruption —Says ex-Police Commissioner

A former Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav, has dubbed those urging Muhammadu Buhari to drop his 2015 presidential ambition as the "enemies of Nigeria".

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Makurdi, Tsav said those opposed to Buhari's participation in the electoral process were political saboteurs and enemies of the country.
"Such persons are either agents of corruption or are corrupt themselves and dishonest. Buhari has been tested four times and each time he proved that he is honest and incorruptible. 
"He was military governor but never stole a dime; he was minister of petroleum still he never stole as head of state, he never stole, instead, he introduced discipline and orderly behaviour in society."

The former commissioner dismissed allegations of religious extremism against the former head of state, and revealed that Buhari's driver is a Christian till date.

Mr. Tsav, who is also an anti-corruption crusader, said that Buhari had no house either in Abuja or Lagos or in any part of the world.

He said the country needs honest politicians like General Buhari to restore its lost glory, regretting that the country had "slided into a culture of impunity with top government officials siphoning public funds without shame".

Father who Abandoned Children in Boarding School for 8 Years Reunites with Them

Remember the father who abandoned his three children at an Ogun State boarding school for eight years because he couldn't afford to take care of them? Well he finally went to visit them last Friday.

According to Punch, the dad, Segun Adepegba, was extremely emotional when he saw his kids. Locking them in a tight embrace, he promised to never abandon them again.

"I am sorry for leaving you, Titi, Seun and Seyi. I am really very sorry. I have missed you all so much. I will not leave you again," he said to his children.

When he arrived at the school, Solid Model College, there was an angry mob waiting to attack him because they were angry about the fact that he had left his children alone for so long. However, three of Adepegba's friends who accompanied him on the visit, managed to assuage the crowd, telling them he was sorry for his actions, and that he was a changed man.

The proprietor of the school, Ademola Adeyemi, was overjoyed by his Adepegba's visit, calling it a miracle, as he had prayed incessantly for his return."This has shown that God truly answers prayers," he said.

Upon arriving at the school, Adepegba reportedly prostrated on the floor outside and begged for forgiveness.

"I have offended a lot of people. I have offended my children. I have offended Nigerians. I accept all the blame. And I am really very sorry. I understand that what I have done is very wrong. I was afraid of two things: One was that if I came here, I would be arrested and the second reason was the accumulated debt of the children's school fees. I reasoned that if I should come to the school, I would be handed over to the police.

I really miss my children and this time around, I am going to change. I want them to have a good educational background so that they can become important persons in the future. I don't want them to suffer. I will never leave them again. But all these years, I have been battling with hard times. Things have been very tough for me," he said.

One of the children Titi, expressed that although she was happy to see her father, she would love to see her mother. "I am very excited that my father is back. All I can say is that I am happy. But I want to see my mother too, she said."

The children's mother, who reportedly abandoned them over 8 years ago after she and their father separated, has not returned to see them or inquired about their whereabouts since then.

However, Adepegba told reporters that he had recently gotten information about their mother's location, and that it is suspected that she may be in Abuja. He also stated that her name is Ruth Okochi and that she is from Ogwashi-Uku in the Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Wealthy Nigerians Aliko Dangote, Folorunsho Alakija, DJ Xclusive... spend between £15million and £25million on each home in London, and £250million in the last three years.

Wealthy African buyers are spending almost £4million on London property every week as they look to snap up exclusive investments in the UK, it has emerged, with more than £600million spent in the capital in the past three years.

A mixture of traditional reasons combined with increased terrorism and the outbreak of Ebola is said to be behind the dramatic influx of African money to the capital.

Nigerians are the biggest spenders, with wealthy nationals forking out £250million on London homes in the last three years. The new wave of super-rich includes Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian business magnate who, with a £16billion fortune, is Africa's wealthiest man.

Folorunsho Alakija, a billionaire oil tycoon, fashion designer and philanthropist from Lagos, is also a big investor in the London property market. She recently bought four apartments in One Hyde Park, the super-exclusive development in Knightsbridge. Her British-born nephew Rotimi Alakija, who also goes by the stage name of DJ Xclusive, has also invested property in the capital.


The recent Ebola epidemic and continued terrorism from groups such as Boko Haram has resulted in an increase in buyers in recent months.

Beauchamp Estates, which sells some of London's most expensive homes, today released a report on African buyers in the capital. The upmarket estate agency said the buyers are coming from six countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, Gabon, Cameroon and Senegal. Gary Hersham, managing director of Beauchamp Estates, revealed he has had three super-rich Nigerians enquiring about homes in the past week alone. This is despite the average person in Nigeria earning just £850 per year.

Around 80 per cent spend between £15million to £25million on a residential property, with ten per cent spending more than £30million. If they are not buying, they are renting luxury homes for up to £15,000-per-week and staying for between six weeks and three months per year. Nigeria is a Commonwealth country and there is a community of 70,000 in London.

According to the Nigerian embassy, Nigerian nationals spend more than £300million-a-year on tutoring, accommodation, fees and equipment at British schools and universities.

While African buyers only account for 1.5 per of transactions in the 'ultra prime' London market, they make up five per cent of sales by value - up from two per cent. This is by typically spending between £15million and £25million on each home.

Daily Mail

President Jonathan with Bishop David Oyedepo Arriving Abuja this Morning from Israel

Our dear stylish President is back after his 2014 pilgrimage to Israel.

Photos: Ini Edo's Newly acquired 70 Million Naira Duplex

Ini Edo is living life to the fullest!
According to a report by E24-7 Magazine, Ini recently purchased a N70million home in Lekki, Lagos for herself and siblings – as a matter of the fact, they have moved into the house.

 
photo credit: E24mag

Rivers 2015:Wike challenges Amaechi to corruption debate

former Supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike
THE former Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Monday challenged the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, to a debate on corruption.

Wike said that the governor must account for any fraudulent act while in government.

The ex-minister, who was the chief of staff to Amaechi in the past, vowed to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress in the state, if he emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2015 governorship election.

Speaking when he visited the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state at the party's secretariat in Port Harcourt, Wike explained that he had what it would take to unseat the APC in the forthcoming election.

"I've come to formally inform you, members of the state Working Committee and leaders of our great party, of my ambition to vie for the 2015 governorship of our state on the platform of the PDP.

"As you have heard, it was for this purpose I resigned as a member of the Federal Executive Council and I believe that without you, no success can be made.

"I also have come to ask for permission to visit each of the 23 local government areas of the state with my team. I have to inform you before I proceed on such visit to ensure that we achieve our dream," Wike said.

He, however, warned against election of delegates that would betray the party at the forthcoming congresses.

Wike cautioned members of the PDP to be vigilant and resist being lured by the leaders of the opposition party in the state.

He pledged to serve as campaign manager to any aspirant, who emerged as governorship candidate at the party primaries, expressing optimism that the primary will be transparent.

In his remark, the state Chairman of the PDP, Mr. Felix Obuah, stated that the party would not impose candidates on anybody.

Reacting, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, said the state governor would not dignify Wike with a response.

Boko Haram raped, beat us – Abducted girls

He soon began to threaten me with a knife to have sex with him and when I refused, he brought out his gun, warning that he would kill me if I shouted.

"Then he   began to rape me every night … I had never had sex before; it was very painful and I cried bitterly because I was bleeding afterwards."

These were the words of a 15-year-old girl, who was abducted by Boko Haram and forcibly married to one of its commanders in a camp in the Sambisa Forest, Borno State.

The girl, according to a report by Human Rights Watch, was abducted in 2013 but she escaped after four weeks in captivity.

The teenager is one of the five girls that personally recounted their ordeals in the publication which was made public on Monday. She said that after her marriage to the commander who was in his early 30s, she was ordered to live with him in cave.

The experiences of three others who   suffered sexual violence were narrated by witnesses in the 63-page HRW report titled, Those Terrible Weeks in Their Camp: Boko Haram Violence against Women and Girls in North-East Nigeria.'

The publication provides details of how hundreds of girls and women aged between 15 and 22 were being made to suffer other forms of abuses and used for ambushes.

The HRW said in the report that it spoke to 47 witnesses and victims, including some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped from their hostel in April this year.

The group also described how some of the Christian abductees were ordered to convert to Islam or be executed.

It claimed that four of the eight sexual assaults it recorded occurred after the girls and women were forced to marry   Boko Haram combatants.

According to the HRW, before "marriage," the commanders appeared to make some efforts to protect the women and girls from sexual assault.

It said that in two cases, the insurgents   took advantage of the absence of a commander and sexually abused abductees who had yet to be "married."

An 18-year-old victim also described how an insurgent sexually abused her when she went to use the bathroom.

She said, "I did not know he followed me when I walked a short distance away from the tree under which we slept. He grabbed me from behind, roughly fondling me while trying to take off his pants. I screamed in fright and he hurriedly left me as I continued to shout for help."

Another woman, who was raped in 2013 in one of the militants' camps near Gwoza, described how a commander's wife seemed to encourage the crime.

"I was lying down in the cave pretending to be ill because I did not want the marriage the commander planned to conduct for me with another insurgent on his return from the Sambisa camp. When the insurgent who had paid my dowry came in to force himself on me, the commander's wife blocked the cave entrance and watched as the man raped me."

Another woman aged 19,   who was married and had children, described how she and one other woman were raped after having been abducted   in April 2014.

She said, "When we arrived at the camp, they left us under a tree. I managed to sleep. I was exhausted and afraid. Late in the night, two insurgents woke me and another woman, saying their leader wanted to see us.

"We had no choice but to follow them; but as soon as we moved deep into the bush, one of them dragged me away, while his partner took the other woman to another direction.

"I guessed what they had in mind and I began to cry. I begged him, telling him I was a married woman. He ignored my pleas, flung me on the ground, and raped me. I could not tell anyone what happened, not even my husband.

"I still feel so ashamed and cheated. The other woman told me she was also raped but vowed never to speak of it   as she was single and believes that news of her rape would foreclose her chances of marriage."

The HRW had previously documented the widespread abuses carried out by the Nigerian security forces in responding to the attacks by Boko Haram.

However, the rights organisation asserted that few members of the security forces implicated in "serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law, including violations against girls and women, have been prosecuted."

It advised that "to ensure accountability, Nigerian authorities should investigate and prosecute, based on international fair trial standards, those who committed serious crimes in violation of national and international laws during the conflict, including members of Boko Haram, security forces, and pro-government vigilante groups."

The group said that "in addition, the government should provide adequate measures to protect schools and the right to education, and ensure access to medical and mental health services to victims of abduction and other violence.

"The government should also ensure that hospitals and clinics treating civilian victims are equipped with medical supplies to treat survivors of sexual and gender-based violence."

Source: punchng.com

Monday, October 27, 2014

Graduate Marketing Officer at Squarehead Management & Consulting Limited

Squarehead Management & Consulting Limited - Our client is an indigenous design and management consultancy firm in Nigeria and has been in operations for the past seventeen years. We offer services in strategic planning, Architecture, Interior Architecture, project management and Landscape design.

Squarehead Management & Consulting Limited is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Marketing Officer

Location: Lagos

Responsibilities
Achieve set marketing and sales goal, objectives and targets
Liaising and networking with a range of stakeholders eg customers, colleagues and suppliers
Communicating with target audiences and managing customer relationships;
Expand the businesses corporate clients and customer base
Assist in managing marketing agencies handling advertisement on radio, television,
internet, flyers, newspapers and magazines
maintaining and updating customer databases;
Attending events such as conferences, seminars, receptions and exhibitions;
Sourcing and securing sponsorship;
Conducting market research, for eg. using customer questionnaires and focus groups;
Contributing to and developing, marketing plans and strategies;
Evaluating marketing campaigns;
Monitoring competitor activity;
Plan and coordinate organization events in collaboration with Administration officer
Requirements
Excellent verbal and written communication and Interpersonal skills
Detailed, oriented, Able to Multi-task and meet deadlines
Use of office suite (Word, Excel, Power point and Outlook)
HND/B.SC in Marketing or any social sciences.
1 -3 years of verifiable work experience (preferable in environmental industry)
Application Closing Date
3rd November, 2014

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send CV to: squareheadconsult@gmail.com using job title as the subject of the mail.

Jobs- Trade Reconciliation Executive at Guinness Nigeria Plc

Guinness Nigeria Plc - We are Guinness Nigeria, member of Diageo Plc the world's leading premium drinks business with an unrivalled collection of beverage alcohol & non-alcohol brands across the Spirits, Wine & Beer categories.

Guinness Nigeria operates a Total Beverage Business (TBB). A key contributor to the success of the GNPLC strategic plan is an effective & flexible field sales force demonstrating industry leadership in both volume driving & brand building activity. We put the customer at the heart of everything we do, and through this, will deliver sustained, mutual growth for our brands, categories, customers and partners. Will you partner with us on this journey?

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:  Trade Reconciliation Executive

AutoReqId: 43590BR
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Reports To: Trade Development Manager – Beer

Context/Scope
Nigeria Context:
Guinness Nigeria Plc is a major market for Diageo. It is number 2 in the World for Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (FES) and number 1 for FES In Africa.

A key contributor to the success of the GNPLC strategic plan is an effective Customer Marketing team demonstrating industry leadership- translating trade strategy and brand Game Plans into a world class Commercial plan – winning the visibility war at the point of purchase and meeting both trade and consumer needs.

Dimensions:
Financial:
The Trade Reconciliation Executive supports the Trade Development Manager in the effective administration of brand budget
Market Complexity:
The Trade Reconciliation Executive is to ensure effective activities tracking, measurement and evaluation are done on time and in line with GNPLC standards
Ensures activities are delivered in line with standard time lines and required tools available for the sales force
Purpose of Role
Deliver Sustainable Competitive advantage for GNPlc by:
Supporting the Trade Development Manager to drive the GNPLC commercial agenda; developing strong customer relationship tools that deliver competitive advantage, deploying strong collaboration with internal stakeholders and a deep understanding of customer needs in order to support the Category and Divisional teams toward Brilliant execution in line with annual KPIs.
Supporting in enabling Joint Value creation with customers
Accountabilities:
Initiate activity tracking, traffic management and measurement
Collate the quarterly cycle briefs/sales kits development and co-ordinate the deployment processes
Track trade activity / promo reconciliations
Support the category and commercial planning teams
Responsibilities:
Reconciliations: Activity reconciliations with third party agency, Divisions (tactical) and OTC
Activity Tracking and Trend Analysis: End to end activity tracking, reporting and evaluation
Activity Planning: Leads the translation of portfolio game plans/activity calendars into GNPlc Central Activity calendar. Ensures activity planning is consistently focused on driving brilliant execution across activity. Drives the commercial planning discipline with category teams and all stakeholders.
Budget Management: Support the work on Advertising & Promotion budget effectiveness and management of Customer Marketing fixed budget.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:
A strong track record in field sales
Understanding of all Diageo Way of Selling Capabilities and tools. Strong capability and understanding of Insights, Sales Drivers, Outlet Segmentation and Managing Relationships
Minimum 2 years field experience
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Barriers to Success in Role:
Being out of touch with trade, shopper/consumer and field sales due to too much time spent in the office
Inability to collaborate effectively with the category teams and field sales.
Loss of personal integrity.
Inability to properly identify risks, and plan mitigation steps.
Flexible Working Options:
Based at Headquarters in Lagos.
Head office maximum 75% of time, in trade minimum 25% of the time.
Application Closing Date
Not Stated

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=11729&siteid=208&jobid=2318036

REVEALED: Why I Didn't Kill President Babangida During The Orkar Coup ––Lieutenant Echendu


I pulled into this upscale sprawling subdivision and found him: LT. SOS ECHENDU!
This is where he calls home now, along with his beautiful wife and family. He is no longer a Nigerian soldier, but an investor and a Nuclear medicine scientist living in United States, 24 years after he master minded the siege on Dodan Barracks, the seat of Federal Military Government of Nigeria, in Nigeria’s last coup of April 22, 1990 that attempted to topple then President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.


For many years, Lt Echendu, described by one of his colleagues, Capt. Tolofori as a "Very brilliant and courageous officer" stayed on the run due partly to the failure of the coup and a heavy bounty on his head by the then Military ruler, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida: “Jebose, I wasted seven years of my life on the run. Hence, I married late. It’s a huge sacrifice worthy for my country. No regrets.”
read more below

EXPOSED: Jonathan’s Re-election Campaign Director in Fraud Scandal (Millions of Euros)

President Goodluck Jonathan's choice for re-election campaign director, Bello Haliru Mohammed, who is a former minister and once an acting chairman of the PDP, is a confirmed bribe taker, indicted by a German court in 2007, PREMIUM TIMES can report today.

Mr. Mohammed, named on Thursday to oversee Jonathan's declaration and campaign for re-election, in a potentially tense political battle likely to pitch him against either Muhammadu Buhari, or former VP Atiku Abubakar who are vying for the presidential ticket of the leading opposition, APC.

The presidency has said Jonathan will pick his nomination form and formally declare a long-expected bid for the 2015 election, at a grand event in early November.

That event will be overseen by an expansive Presidential Declaration Committee led by Mohammed and supported by a former senate president, Ken Nnamani, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius, and the president's political adviser, Rufa'i Alkali.
But Mr. Mohammed's appointment has revived a mind-boggling bribery case for which he and other senior officials of the Olusegun Obasanjo administration were indicted of by a German court in 2007...

In its October 4, 2007 ruling against Siemen AG, the Munich State Court named Mr. Mohammed as one of the recipients of 77 hefty bribes paid by Siemen officials in three countries- Nigeria, Russia and Libya.

The indictment, published in November 2007 by the United States-based Wall Street Journal, listed Mr. Mohammed, who at the time was the Minister for Communications as having received millions of Euros in bribes, alongside other Nigerian cabinet members, to allow the German Conglomerate a piece of the Nigerian telecoms market.

In all, the company paid more than 10 million euros to Mr. Mohammed, former telecommunications ministers, Tajudeen Olarewaju, Cornelius Adebayo and Haruna Elewi, as well as an unnamed Senator, an unnamed immigration officer, and the PDP, the court said.
Bello Haliru and President jonathan

Mr. Mohammed was appointed Nigerian minister of Communications in June 2001 by President Olusegun Obasanjo, replacing Mohammed Arzika.

He was appointed at a time the government was planning to privatise moribund state company, Nigerian Telecommunications Limited, NITEL. The court said as minister, Mr. Mohammed received 550,000 euros in kickback in July 2002 and another 150,000 euros in August 2003.

The court said Nigerian ministers under the Obasanjo government also received unspecified sums of money for the ruling PDP.

"According to the Munich court ruling, Edward Seidel, who headed Siemens' operations in Nigeria earlier this decade, helped deliver many of the bribes to the final recipients," the Wall Street Journal reported at the time.

"In August (2003), according to the (Munich) court, Mr Siekaczek and Mr Siedel funnelled a 150,000 euros bribe to Mr. (Bello) Mohammed, following a 550,000 euros payment the year before when he was still the Nigerian telecommunications minister," the paper reported.

"The Munich court estimated that the roughly 12million euros bribes in Nigeria, Russia and Libya produced at least 200 million euros in 'unlawful economic advantages' for Siemens," according to the paper.

Reinhard Siekaczek, a top Siemens Manager, also coordinated the large scale illicit payment, the Munich court said.

Siemens, at the time, accepted responsibility for the misconduct of Mr. Siekaczek and agreed to pay 210 million euros in fines to the German government.

While Mr. Siekaczek was indicted, German prosecutors said they would not pursue action against non-German citizens who were identified as recipients of the bribes, leaving them to be sanctioned by their own governments.

But for more than seven years, Mr. Mohammed, and other recipients of the bribes, have escaped justice with two investigations by the Nigerian authorities yielding no indictments.

The former minister has instead been rewarded with choice appointments, serving as acting chairman of the ruling party, PDP and later as Nigeria's defence minister.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, launched an investigation following the ruling of the German court, but punished no one despite former President Umaru Yar'adua famously vowing that "… there will neither be sacred cows nor a cover up for anybody found culpable of breaching the law".

Separately, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, investigated the scandal but failed to prosecute the main culprits amid claims the former minister admitted receiving the payments. Mr. Mohammed was later elected the deputy chairman of PDP, before being appointed the defence minister by President Goodluck Jonathan between 2011 and 2012.

On the website of PDP, no mention is made of the bribery scandal in Mr. Mohammed's profile.

The party merely narrates its former chairman's career dating before and after he joined the Nigerian Customs Service, where he rose to the rank of Comptroller General and retired in 1995.

After his retirement from service, he was appointed Commissioner, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission in 1999 from where he became minister.

He later became National Vice Chairman of the PDP, North West Zone. In March 2008, he became Deputy National Chairman of the Party and Acting National Chairman in 2010.

It is unclear whether Mr. Jonathan is aware of corruption allegation against Mr. Mohammed. But the President is not known for any vigorous war against corruption. He famously recently said reports of corruption in Nigeria were exaggerated.

He is also not known for firing officials indicted for corruption.

MISSING $20b: Nigerians Demand Forensic Audit Report Now (fowl yansh must open)

The tallest building in the world cost $1.2billion, while in Nigeria $20billion disappeared like spirit.. Hmm that money could have built us 18 tallest buildings in the world.. But our own in Nigeria is always different.

Read;

This is what they told us:
"That all parties, i.e. CBN, NNPC, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Petroleum Resources had resolved through reconciliation undertaken by them that $47billion had been received into the Federation Account out of the total oil lifting valued at $67billion between January 2012 and July 2013."
.....Report of the Senate Committee on Finance on the missing $20billion

"We at the Ministry of Finance have for two years been reconciling these figures with the NNPC to know what they are supposed to remit to the Federation Account. Our feeling is that the only way is to have a forensic audit that would let Nigerians know the issue. There is a forensic audit that the government has approved and it is being done by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) under the supervision of the Auditor General for the Federation and they said they need 12 to 16 weeks to do that and all these would be clarified."
...Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, at the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa in May.
"Initially, it was $48bn, then $20bn; but the figure we have always had is $10.8bn. I am the Minister of Finance; if money is missing, I want it – to use it for good things for the country and that was why when we went to the Senate; we demanded for forensic audit. The President supported it and asked for it to be done. We engaged PwC with the Auditor General of the Federation taking the lead. They asked for 16 weeks to complete the work; they have spent 11 or 12 weeks so far and they will be done in a couple of weeks."
....Okonjo-Iweala, at the Financial Times Africa Summit 2014 in London on October 6th.

Nigerians demand the report of the forensic audit on the missing $20b or $10.8b (according to NGO).

They told us 16 weeks (4 Months) Now it is over 24 weeks (6 Months) SO WHY THE DELAY?


We hope the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is being mindful of its international reputation on this matter. Hope they know that this is a national issue and the world is waiting to see whether they will uphold their integrity and credibility.

NIGERIANS DEMAND FORENSIC AUDIT REPORT ON THE MISSING $20BILLION.

Finally, Madam Minister why the delay on the Forensic audit report?

NIGERIANS NEED AN ANSWER.

Signed:
Comrade Timi Frank
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Twitter: @iamtimifrank
Email: info@timifrank.com
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Patience Jonathan Confesses: I didn’t ask Amaechi for Rivers money (Political Stunts)

Mrs. Patience Jonathan, wife of the President, cried out on Sunday over comments that were credited to the Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi that she asked him to share the state's funds with her.

Amaechi had while speaking in Port Harcourt at the joint graduation of the students of the University of Ibadan and pioneer graduates of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, on Saturday was quoted as saying that his problem with Mrs. Jonathan started after he rejected her demand.
"I refused to give them money in Abuja because if I do that, I won't be able to carry out any development project or finish the road from Rumuolumeni to Rumuepirikom. 
"The quarrel between me and the wife of the President is because she said I should bring your money, Rivers people, money and share with her," the governor said.

But Mrs. Jonathan, in a statement by her media assistant, Ayo Adewuyi, said Amaechi's statement was a deliberate attempt to malign her and score cheap political point.

She further described the governor's statement as a lie designed to denigrate her person and rubbish the Presidency.

She said she could not have made such a request from the governor either directly or indirectly.

The statement read, "Having waited patiently for Governor Amaechi to refute the statement credited to him about the First Lady, (with the assumption that he was misquoted), it has become clear that it was a deliberate attempt to malign Dame Patience Jonathan and score cheap political point.

"The governor may have been beclouded by the political uncertainty surrounding him to make such a jaundiced and unsubstantiated allegation that the First Lady asked him to bring Rivers State's money to share.

"This is a blatant lie designed to denigrate the person of Dame Patience Jonathan and rubbish the Presidency. This is to say the least, most unfortunate.

"It is crystal clear that Governor Amaechi is looking for a cheap excuse for his failure in the governance of the state. We say without any iota of equivocation that the First Lady never made such a request and could not have done so in any way either directly and indirectly.

"The First Lady as an indigene of Rivers State is more concerned with the socio-economic development of the state and in a peaceful atmosphere. This guerrilla political warfare must stop."

Sources say Amaechi is however standing by his statement as that was the genesis of his troubles.

2015 PRESIDENCY: I am not opposed to Muslim/Muslim ticket, but … — Buhari

This 2015 general election is going all ways, Gen Buhari is considering a Muslim/Muslim ticket, would Nigerians agree to it or probably PDP will bank on his choice to sponsor a new propaganda. "Choi 9ja and politics ehh"
Read the Report Below;

Major General Muhammadu Buhari, a former Head of State, says he is keeping an open mind about the possibility of picking a Muslim as his running mate if he gets the presidential nomination of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket is seen as a potential setback for the APC in the election because of the increasingly political nature of religion in recent years.

Buhari, in particular, is perceived as an extremist and his likely combination with another Muslim for the presidential election is considered in some quarters as too sensitive.

But, in an interview with TheCable, Buhari said he had demonstrated to Nigerians that he is not a fundamentalist and "there is nothing more I can do". He said: "Nigerians will always uncover impossible room for manoeuvre for politicians. I had to face one of the governors during one of our party's meetings [over the issue of religion].


"In 2003, I chose Chuba Okadigbo as my running mate. He was a Roman Catholic. He was an Igbo. In 2007, I picked Edwin Ume-Ezeoke. He was a Roman Catholic. He was an Igbo. And in 2010, I chose even a pastor. Tunde Bakare. "Honestly, what do Nigerians want me to do? If they don't believe I'm not a fundamentalist, what else can I do?"

He likened his situation to that of Moshood Abiola, a southern Muslim, who picked Babagana Kingibe, a northern Muslim, as running mate in the 1993 presidential election. The Muslim-Muslim ticket went on to win an election that is still considered by many as the most credible in Nigeria's history.

"I have not absolutely closed my mind to picking a Christian or Muslim as running mate if I get the ticket. Because I firmly believe that Nigerians, having gone through what they have gone through, realise it is not a matter of religion, but a matter of Nigeria.

"And the main religions, Christianity and Islam, they know and they believe in the almighty God. The question of stealing and short-changing people in the name of religion should stop," he said.

He made reference to the 1961 northern house of assembly election, when Ibrahim Imam, a Kanuri Muslim from Borno, won an election to represent Tivland, a Catholic domain in the Middle Belt, after being sponsored by Joseph Tarka, the leading Tiv politician then.

"This new phenomenon of religion is another blackmail political confusionists in Nigeria are bringing to the fore," he said.

He also said religion cannot be an issue if he wins APC's ticket and goes ahead to win the presidential election, because of the background of many political leaders from the south-west.

The wives of Bola Tinubu, APC national leader; Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi; Lagos governor, Babatunde Fashola; Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun; and former APC interim chairman, Bisi Akande, are all Christians, Buhari pointed out.

"For goodness sake, the children of these political leaders were bred and brought up by Christian mothers. You think those people, wherever they participate, they will bring a religious issue? What kind of people are we? Nigerians will always bring something to cause confusion while we are trying to stabilise the system," he said.

Fashola, a Muslim, is one of those touted to be his running mate, although TheCable also reported recently that former attorney-general of Lagos, Yemi Osibajo, a professor of law and a pastor in the Redeemed Christians Church of God, is being considered as well.

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers State, is also on the cards.

Woman Regains Freedom after being held hostage for 9 years by lover because her family was against the relationship

A woman from Delta State (names withheld by us) who was kid­napped nine years ago by her lov­er has miraculously regained her freedom.

The woman who lived in the Ikotun Egbe area of Lagos stepped out of her lover's house with her four children for the first time in nine years. The woman said to be a grad­uate and speaks fluent English narrated her ordeal to the people in the area who gathered around to have a glim of her.

Sunday Sun was told by eye witnesses that the woman's lover who hails from Ekiti State loved her so much and wanted to marry her but because her family was against the relationship, he decided to kidnap her for keeps, to keep her away from her parents. He later took her to a wooden house he built for her in Okerube area of Abaranje, Ikotun, Lagos.

Neighbours said the woman claimed not to have known where she was kept because her lover would go to the market to get food for her and her children very early in the morn­ing and threatened that she would die if she stepped out of the house. When he leaves, he makes sure he locks the house so she had no way of coming out. Sunday Sun was told that it was in the wooden house that the woman gave birth to her four children while the hus­band acted as the midwife.

Three weeks ago, her lover fell ill and could not as usual go out to fetch food all through the period of his illness. Extreme­ly starved and weak, the woman forced him out on Friday, October 24, 2014 to get what they would eat and drink before they all die of hunger and thirst. Luckily for her and the children, the man forgot to lock the house.It was at this point that the woman decided to urinate and was shocked to see what had hap­pened around her.

When the people in the area discovered her, they came out in their numbers and started questioning her as they thought she was mad. She and her children were so much emaciated but from her responses and body language, they realized she and the children were okay and mentally sound. While in forced confinement, she had taught the children their lessons such that they spoke very well when with their mother in the crowd. She remembered her sister's con­tact and one of the sympathizers quickly put a call through to her. In about 30 minutes, the sister arrived at the scene and took her and the children away.

Eyewitnesses reported that her husband had not returned from the market when she was taken away. They said she was so upset at the forceful rescue that she was scream­ing at the top of her voice: "My husband oh, my husband!" thereby getting her sister an­gry and shouting back at her; "which yeye husband you dey call?"

A lady who lived in the neighbourhood said the man built the wooden house near her house. Whenever people go near the place to see if anyone lives there, he would use a catapult and stone to hit them and chase them away. She said: "Anyone who tries to get close, this man will use catapult and stone to shoot them so people had to let him be thinking he was mentally unbal­anced. We didn't even know he was living there with five people. When the man got back, he found the house empty. He be­gan to shout, ''I hate human beings, that is why I isolated myself and my family from them.''Can you imagine"?

It is uncertain if the man is himself a grad­uate or if he is mentally stable but one thing is certain: He was not ready to set his "wife" free and was very upset when she left.

See The New Trick Prostitute Device To Get Rich Men

Below is some new tricks the Nigeria prostitute has now device to meet with big men in Lagos. big babes - aka the hustling ones - devise to catch men these days. They say these girls, the very serious ones - no longer wear provocative dresses and hang around hotels, restaurants, and bars to meet men, they've gone a stepper further. Below are some of the things they do now...

1. They become members of high class gyms in hopes of meeting big men there
2. They attend big churches they know rich men attend
3. They attend weddings of really rich people hoping to meet really rich men there
4. They hustle to find money to travel business class so they can meet men at the business lounge and inside the plane
5. They look for money to join rich men leisure clubs like Boat club, Ikoyi club etc.

I guess its an innovation.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

THE BUHARI WE KNOW: TESTIMONY OF FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO”

I just got this, and I don't know how reliable this is. But if all the points in this write-up is true then we must agree that Buhari is the man of the people, we have to say it, He is a good man.

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is an upright man. Not many people know that his first daughter is marriedto an Igbo man from Anambra. He exempted Christians from performing duty on Sundays. When his Muslim soldiers asked him to exempt them from duty on Friday, he told them the bible says Christians should rest on the 7th day, the Muslims should show him where the Koran says they should rest on Fridays." – OBASANJO FACTS
As Head of State he slashed the number of Muslim going on pilgrimage by 50%. His driver and cook for the past 10 years plus are Christians yet some uninformed Nigerians say he is an abigot. It is a pity that some people failed to understand that PDP deliberately capitalised on the gullibility of Nigerians to paint him black. This they did in order to keep their loot and ensure that he never gets the opportunity to send them to jail .How many Nigerians would hold the appointment of government, minister of petroleum, PTF chairman and head of state yet don't own a house in Abuja? He has only one house and never kept a foreign account .Love him, hate him you cannot take his integrity away from him."
Comments are welcomed pls!!!

Video: Fake Prophet Arrested for Sleeping with a 15 year Old girl in Zambia

Fake Prophet Arrested for Sleeping with a 15 year Old girl in ZambiaIt's really a very disheartening story.. how can someone that calls himself a true man of God be involved in this kind of calamity.

It actually happened in Lusaka, Zambia. Where a fake prophet Elijah was busted engaging in the act with a teenage girl after.

You just need to watch this for the full details. Its really a shocking story!
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Exclusive: 10 Most Marketable Courses In Nigeria

                 
This is not based on hard data but on observations. It is compiled by JarusHub editor and 2 other contributors to this portal. Note also that this is not based on who earns the highest salary, but who has potential to earn decent income with his degree. Potential is the operative word here.

Here we go:

10. Mass Communication/Journalism: Mass Communication will remain a marketable because not many Universities do it, but many institutions need it. The downside is, journalism is not seen as exclusive preserve of MassComm graduates, as graduates of almost any course are recruited by news outfits. Yet, the course still stands a decent chance.


9. Law: Maybe the supply is fast outstripping demand and affecting pricing, Law has declined in economic value. However, it remains a Top 10 course. Whether you decide to practice or go into corporate world, or you decide to go into allied things like real estate agency, you still stand a decent chance of earning decent income with a Law degree.

8. Nursing/Laboratory Science: Nurses don’t earn mouth-watering pay, but they are hardly jobless. I see Nurses change jobs like clothes. Hospitals and clinics – private and public – are springing up everyday, and a medium size clinic needs at least 4 Nurses. Some may have as much as 20. Same goes with Lab scientists, although in lower demand.

7. Mechanical, Electrical & other related Engineering courses: Engineering courses generally sell in the oil and gas industry. In addition these courses are also asked for in other major industries.

6. Economics/Accounting/Finance: The good thing about Economics is that it fits into many roles. I hesitated to include Accounting here because Accounting degree alone without professional qualifications is not usually so helpful; however, I included it because I expect the accounting graduate to do the needful of writing professional examinations after his degree. Even without professional qualifications, you can still get a decent job with Accounting degree only in the many small to medium scale firms that require the services of accounting graduates. Finance is another great course. The three courses, sometimes alongside Management and Business Administration, are usually in hot demand, although supply still exceed demand and many graduates of these courses are still jobless.

5. Computer Science/Computer Engineering/IT courses: IT professionals are in hot demand the world over. Nigeria is not different. With special IT skills, your chance is even brighter. The downside is, anybody can learn IT skills, even if he doesn’t study computer engineering.

4. Geology: It is also a course that places you in good position to penetrate the much-sought-after oil industry.

3. Chemical/Petroleum Engineering: These courses have the potential to fetch you the fattest pay check after graduation because the companies that ask for them are those that pay heavily – the oil companies.

2. Estate Management/Architecture/Building/Survey/Civil Engineering: A degree in any of these courses places you in a good position for self-employment. Even from school, Architecture students make money drawing plans for people. We consider these courses the second most marketable courses in Nigeria.

1. Medicine: Medicine may not earn you N500k per month at entry level, but it is the course that guarantees you job the most. I have never come across a jobless medical doctor. The pay may not be as heavy as the Chemical engineering guy in the IOC, but you are guaranteed of better-than-average income as a doctor. Medicine is number 1 on our list.

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1.2Million will be Jobless- FG To Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide



The use of motorcycles as commercial means of transport in Nigeria, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’ may soon be banned throughout the country.

The proposal for the ban was made by the National Council on Transport after its annual conference in Enugu State and endorsed by the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar.

A statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport on Saturday evening stated that the ban of commercial motorcycle was one of the measures proposed towards adequate provision of safety and secure transportation in Nigeria.

It said the recommendation was contained in a statement of the week long meeting which had in attendance all the state commissioners of transport, permanent secretaries, directors and officials in the federal and state ministries of transport across the country.

The council advised all states in the federation to henceforth discourage the use of commercial motorcycles as a means of public transportation.

“All states and the Federal Capital Territory have therefore been advised to establish a public transport system that ensure strict regulation of the operation of public passenger transportation system through a well-articulated management system for enhanced safety, security, effective and efficient service delivery,” the statement said.

It added, “The states are to also develop master plans for the development of intelligent transport system to facilitate the development and management of their transport operations in line with emerging trends and global best practices.”

The statement noted that the council also agreed that all commercial vehicles should be properly registered in each state while their enumeration should be carried out periodically to enhance safety and security.


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