Thursday, July 24, 2014

AUDIO: REAL 1 – OBADI

Rilwan olakinle olaitan aka REAL 1 is back AGAIN…REAL 1 who released a song awhile back titled PUNANI is back again and this time he jumps on a BMJ produced beat to deliver “OBADI”...The 20 year old talent has said “OBADI is set to break into the street and create a new movement”.  How much SHOKI can you do this song…Download HERE and Enjoy.

BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Explosion Rock Kano City... Planted In a Luxurious Bus

Multiple sources are reporting a huge explosion at the Sabon Gari area of the city of Kano around 3pm on July 24, 2014, Thursday.

Reports coming in state that there was an explosion along the new Sabon Gari motor park, targeting passengers on their way to Port Harcourt.

The details of the Kano attack and the number of casualties are still unclear. The police spokesperson for Kano State, Magaji Majiya, told reporters: "The blast was actually a bomb blast. The bomber hid it inside a Fridge and placed the fridge on a cart, and detonated it close to a luxurious bus."

"The affected bus with registration number KTT 164 XA is owned by Ifeanyi Chukwu Industrial Services," he added.


The Nigerian Police Force have confirmed the attack saying that the explosives where hidden in table top frigde, disguised as luggage.

According to sources close to Dailytrust, the bomb exploded around 3pm inside a Marcopolo car, destroying the front part of the vehicle. The vehicle was getting ready for Port Harcourt when the bomb exploded. Kano State Commissioner of Police, Adenerele Shinaba, has also confirmed the report.

Joint Task Force Captain, Ikedichi Iweha, has urged the residents to remain calm. Heavily-armed security operatives have cordoned off the area as at the time of filling this report.

The first news of casualty figure coming in state that one woman died and 8 others are injured.

Ike Chuku, a trader in Kano state, told Reuters by phone that emergency service was already on hand to evacuate the wounded from the bus park in Sabon Gari, the area is said to have a large population of Christian southerners.

This comes on the next day after a twin bomb attack in Kaduna, where more than 80 people were reportedly dead.

One of the attacks on July 23 was aimed at APC presidential hopeful, General Buhari, while another one targeted Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi.

NEW MUSIC: Tinted Sugar by TintedSwag (@tintedswag)


After dropping a club banging song last year, the #Kejo crooner (TintedswaG) has decided to drop this new Hit to the street and to the club again asking what #Doro means and also adding a nice tune to accomplish his new rhythm on this new single, “Tinted Sugar”. On this one the beat was Produced by TintedswaG, himself… But got mastered by one of Abuja finest producer Sammix.

Download HERE

NASA plans to start a garden on the Moon next year!

It's a great time to be alive when all of the cliches seen in sci-fi movies time and time again are starting to become a reality.

Men landing on the moon, versatile rovers roam Mars and now we're just a couple years away from starting plant life on our neighboring celestial bodies.

Arabidopsis is a small flowering plant that is closely related to mustard or cabbage, both useful when trying to colonize another planet ecologically. More importantly, it contains one of the model organism that is key for studying plant biology, especially since it's the first plant to have its entire genome sequenced.

NASA, the American space agency, set its sights on Arabidopsis to be part of the first garden on the Moon and Mars. Ambitiously, NASA plans to have it planted on the Moon by 2015, as in next year. Mars isn't that far behind with a target date of 2021.

This very well could be the first step of plans to one day send men and women to live on distant worlds, hopefully with food and water already set up for them.

SERIOUSLY.. Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed In The White House

In the latest episode of Snoop Dogg's GGN interview.. host, Jimmy Kimmel asked the rapper If he has ever gotten high at the White House.

"In the bathroom. Not in the White House, but in the bathroom," Snoop told Kimmel.

"I said, 'May I use the bathroom for a second?' And they said, 'What are you gonna do, Number 1 or Number 2?' I said, 'Number 2,'" he told Kimmel, adding that it was the "the CIA or the FBI" inquiring about his bathroom needs.

"So I said, 'Look, when I do the Number 2, I usually, you know, have a cigarette or light something to get the aroma right.' And they said, 'Well you know what? You can light a piece of napkin.' I said, 'I'll do that.' And the napkin was this," he said, as he took a puff of a blunt.

Did this actually happen? Snoop said it happened, but as Kimmel went on to say, "This is some story."

Snoop Dogg wouldn't be the first celebrity claiming to have gotten high at a presidential event. Actor David Cross told Playboy he snorted cocaine under his table at the White House Correspondents' Dinner back in 2009, and said he was "maybe 40 feet from the president of the United States!"

SAD: Armed Robbers Attack Hospital In Delta, Rape Nurses And Patients

Pandemonium rocked the General Hospital, Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State at the weekend when armed robbers unleashed hell on patients and workers.

It was gathered that the robbers, for the umpteenth time, in the hospital raped patients and female workers before carting away their belongings including cash, GSM handsets and other valuables.

Investigation revealed that the robbers, who were many, shot into the air on arrival and ordered the people around, including medical personnel to lie face down before executing their mission. Checks by Daily Sun revealed that this was the third time men of the underworld would terrorise the hospital and they succeeded on each occasion.

Consequently, the people of the area are now scared-stiff to patronise the hospital as their safety was no longer guaranteed. A middle-aged woman, who visited her hospitalised relations, said she could not stay up to five minutes for fear of being attacked by robbers.

Meanwhile, relations of other patients at the hospital are already withdrawing their wards and relocating them to other hospitals and herbal homes. Most of those who spoke with Daily Sun urged the state government to provide security in the hospital to curb the excesses of bandits, who had made life unbearable for patients and workers.

In another development, a suspected armed robber was set ablaze by a mob for robbing members of a church at gun point in Warri, Delta State. The suspect and two others had stormed the church located in the busy Kolokolo area of Warri and dispossessed worshippers of their valuables.

Sources told Daily Sun that the bandits shot severally into the air, ordering everybody to lie face down and dispossessed them of their money, GSM handsets as well as the offering.

Nemesis, however, caught up with the hoodlums when some of the worshippers, who managed to escape, raised the alarm, which attracted passers-by. Sensing that their game was up, two of the robbers narrowly escaped but the third was apprehended and given the beating of his life and set ablaze.

What's Happening?? Mikel Obi & Moses Left Out of Chelsea's Tour List

The Super Eagles duo were not listed in in the 26-man squad for the tour which was released by Jose Mourinho on Monday. Anglo-Nigerian youngster Dominic Solanke was however named in the squad along with the newly-signed trio of Cesc Fabregas , Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.

 The future of both players at the club has been in doubt in recent times. Moses was farmed out on loan to Liverpool last season, but following an unsuccessful spell with the Reds and multiplicity of options at Stamford Bridge, his future currently hangs in the balance.

 Mikel on the other hand, has been unsettled at the club since the turn of the year having lost his place in the team to Nemanja Matic. The 27-year-old has already been told to look for new employers, with the club agreeing to lower their asking price.

Gold Digging gone wrong: Man Kills Rich Lover, Absconds with Property

A businesswoman, identified as Lizzy, has been found dead at her apartment on the Odusanya Oduguwa Crescent, Green Estate, Amuwo Odofin Area of Lagos State. The incident happened on Saturday morning.

PUNCHMetro reports that the 39-year-old indigene of Anambra State was murdered in cold blood by her boyfriend who also carted away her money, ATM cards, jewellery and a Range Rover Sport. Their correspondent learnt from a police source that Lizzy, an executive in a networking firm, had four children from a previous marriage which had broken down and was planning to travel to the United States on Thursday (today) when she was strangled by the suspect.
The source said:

"She was into networking and owned houses in different parts of Lagos. She was an international businesswoman and travelled round the world. She had said she would be travelling to the US this week and had gone to the bank with her boyfriend to withdraw
N4m. When they both got to her house, the man tied her hands and strangled her. He took the money and went away in the car."When Punch correspondent visited the victim's residence on Tuesday, he saw that the house was locked up. A security man, who did not identify himself, said the house was shut by the police.

"The police have been here and they locked up the house. A reliable source said the deceased had four children from a previous marriage which had broken down.

She was initially married and even had four children. We learnt that her husband impregnated their maid and she said she could not live with the shame. She separated from the man. Since then, she had had several boyfriends who promised her marriage but only duped her. She even had one of them arrested. The case is still with the police. This last one that killed her, they had been dating for three months. The woman fell into this because she always opened up to those close to her."A police source added that the suspect, after the crime, fled to a neighbouring country. He said:

The boy is on the run. He ran to Ghana with the woman's Range Rover Sport and money. But he has no hiding place under the law. He will be arrested. You can't kill a human being without expecting retribution."The Police Public Relations officer, Lagos State Command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident.
She said the police had begun investigations.
She said:

"Yes, the incident happened. She was murdered in her house on Saturday morning and investigations have begun to unravel the cause of her death." search feed

Political Assassination: Boko Haram Tried To Kill Ex-Head of State Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria is at a dangerous stage today that even the president, Goodluck Jonathan, is afraid to travel to Chibok to assure the parents of the abducted girls that their daughters would return. Everybody is afraid!

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari has described how he narrowly escaped a bomb attack on his convoy on Wednesday in Kaduna. In a short statement, Buhari said he was the target of the bomber:
"I was personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today along Ali Akilu Road, Kawo-Kaduna at about 2:30pm on my way to Daura," Buhari said. "The unfortunate event, clearly an assassination attempt, came from a fast moving vehicle that made many attempts to overtake my security car but was blocked..."



The vehicle conveying the former number one citizen in Nigeria was badly damaged as a result of the impact.

SEE What Asari Dokubo's Wife Has To Say About Chibok Girls

Boko Haram do not release video to claim responsibility of their attacks immediately, sometimes it takes up to a month. The car bomb that went off in Lagos recently, it took over two weeks before Shekau spoke about it. But Alhaji Asari Dokubo and now his wife are making an issue out of the fact that Boko Haram did not come out to claim responsibility for the kidnap of Chibok girls until President Jonathan spoke about it. 

But is that a good reason for them to continue to denying this sad incident, after over 100 days?

She has her points, do you agree with her??

PHOTOS: Jonathan Meets Emir Of Kano Sanusi In Abuja (The Game of Politics)

President Goodluck Jonathan welcomed the Emir of Kano Alhaji Sanusi Lamido to the Presidential Villa as he and other traditional rulers lead by the Sultan of Sokoto arrived Aso Rock to Break their Ramadan fast with the President at the State House on Wednesday. Emir Sanusi was all smiles in his traditional regalia.

The reconciliation meeting was brokered by the Sultan of Sokoto, Saa'ad Abubakar.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I enjoy killing people: Chilling Confession Of Nyanya Bombing Mastermind (PICTURED)

Nyanya bomb blast suspect who was recently extradited from Sudan, has began with stunning observation at State Security Service (SSS) Headquarters in Abuja. Contrary to the expectation of interrogation officers that Ogwuche will become sober as a result of his ordeal and probably ask for forgiveness. He is allegedly defiant and vowing to continue with what he termed as spiritual revolution at the least opportunity.

The suspected terrorist, who was wearing trousers and long sleeve with blue colour stripes, said in fluent English language that he has no regrets for his dastardly act in the April 14, 2014 bomb blast that killed over 70 people and injured about 120 others at Nyanya area of Abuja.

I dont deny that I am the executioner of the Nyanya bomb incident. I did it in order to draw governments attention to our demands. We want our detained colleagues released and compensation paid to those of our colleagues who were killed by the federal troops during operations. We want Islamic rule in the whole of northern Nigeria. Western education is a sin against Allah. Its time for dialogue between government and Boko Haram leaders for the way out of the deadlock, he was quoted as saying.

Ogwuche was immediately taken into custody from the special flight which touched down at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 3 pm on Tuesday July 15, 2014. The flight arrived from Khartoum, Sudan, to hand the returnee fugitive over to Nigeria Security Forces for interrogation. On hand to receive him at the Presidential wing of the airport were spokepersons of the police, ACP Frank Mba, Department of State Services, Marilyn Ogar, Major General Chris Olukolade of the Army and coordinator, National Information Centre, Mike Omeri.

National Daily sources said Ogwuche had camouflaged as a student of Arabic language at the International University of Africa, Sudan, before eagle eyed security operatives uncovered and arrested him.

He was extradited after nearly three months of intensed diplomatic and security engagement between the federal government and the Sudanese counterpart.

National Daily learnt that stringent efforts were being made to extradite other fugitive suspected terrorists from Sudan and other African countries.

This is a great breakthrough for the security forces especially the International Police (Interpol). The department of state services in Nigeria collaborated with the Nigerian police to achieve this feat. They got the Interpol to be involved in the intelligence and strategic planning which resulted in the arrest of Aminu Ogwuche.

So, Ogwuche is right now with the State Security Services who are closely working with the police, said an informed security source, adding: His preliminary interrogation has began. We know it is the duty of the police to prosecute but we are talking about national security here. So far, Ogwuche is facing preliminary interrogation by a team comprised of SSS officials and the police. I can tell you that he was first detained at Abuja Interpol office before he was moved to an undisclosed DSS detention centre in Abuja. He is expected to be handed over to the Police for prosecution.

The government must do something now or the bombing will continue. There is no regretting anything because we are fighting a just cause to liberate our people from western education and religion, the light complexioned and gaunt looking suspected terrorist said.

Ogwuche vowed not to forgive the federal government for waging war against Islamic fundamentalists in the country saying that Boko Haram highest echelon is prepared to contain government determined onslaught against terrorists.

Federal government has been trying without success to wipe out Boko Haram. They killed our leader, Muhammed Yusuf and hundreds of others yet we still exist. We are a force to be recognized. You ignore us at your own peril. We are particularly pained by the killing of hundreds of our members across the forest in northern part of the country. Although we equally killed federal troops, we will never forgive the federal government for the incessant killings. We are well armed to fight back and we will never surrender. Boko Haram is well funded and highly equipped organization with capacity to take over the whole country if it so desires, Ogwuche ranted.

The Nyanya bomb blast mastermind boasted that he is still lusting to shed more blood of those he described as infidels.

If I am left alone, I will still kill those infidels who have refused to repent of their sins against Allah. This is my mission on earth. My mission is to wipe out infidels from the face of the earth. You call me bomb detonator, and I love that. I am ready to kill again. In fact, I enjoy killing people who are unbelievers; those deceived by western education and disobedient to Allah and his holy Koran. I dont care what will happen to me now because if I die, I shall go to heaven for doing gods work. I wont beg anybody for forgiveness but I can assure you that my so called trial will not be an easy exercise. If I like, I plead not guilty in court to make things difficult for the federal government but inside my mind, I know I did the damn thing. It is my word against federal government evidence. I know a little bit about the intricacies of the law through the study of several law books. Nobody can push me around because I am not a fool, said Ogwuche who was born in the United Kingdom.

The captured fugitive terrorist who regaled his interrogators with gory tale of his exploits in the world of violence said he and hundreds of Boko Haram members were trained in Somalia and Pakistan in the science of terrorism. I dont deny that we have links with foreign terrorist groups. We have many friends as well as may enemies. It doesnt matter if I am killed others will continue the struggle. There are millions of Boko Haram members in Nigeria and overseas. Was our great leader Mohammed Yusuf not killed, did his death lead to the end of the Boko Haram? We are determined to start a big jihad across the nation, first, wait and see. Our is something like spiritual revolution. When they arrested Kabiru Sokoto, they celebrated as if Boko Haram is all about Kabiru Sokoto. That is how they celebrated the death of Yusuf Mohammed. They will keep celebrating individuals while million agents of Boko Haram operate, Ogwuche said.

National Daily learned that before he was extradited to Nigeria, Oguche has been in detention in Sudan since he was declared wanted by the Department of State Security which identified him as the mastermind of the Nyanya, Abuja bomb blast along with one Rufai Tsega who is still at large.

Before his arrest and detention in Sudan by Interpol, the Department of State Security, had on May 11, 2014, announced a N25 million reward for any one who could give information that could lead to the arrest of Ogwuche and Tsiga.

As SSS official described Ogwuche Ogwuche who was born in the United Kingdom as any army deserter who served in the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Army at Child Avenue, Arakan Barracks, Lagos, between 2001 and 2006.

Five suspects, including Ahmed Abubakar, 43, Mohammed Ishag 30, Yari Sandu, 28, Anas Isah 22 and Adamu Yusuf, a cleric, 43, have already been paraded for their alleged involvement in the bombing.

During his preliminary interrogation recently, Ogwuche was said to have disclosed that he specialized in assuming any character he wishes to assume. I can become anything in other to hide my true identity. That is part of our training. While in Sudan, I camouflaged as a student to evade the security. I was surprised that they got me at last.

I received part of my training in Somalia because there are so many knowledgeable foreign and local terrorist agents there. It is the same in Sudan but the difference is that in Somalia, you have a lot of caves to hide from security agents. I use to go to Somalia in order to meet other terrorists there, Ogwuche was quoted by a security source as having said.

The unrepentant terror suspect also allegedly told his captors of how he usually sneaked into the country from his hide out overseas to unleash mayhem and escape without being captured. We used to come in from Chad-Niger border and carry out our activities. But owing to security presence, we shifted to Cameroonian border in Mambisa. But the Army people will not allow us to rest. They killed a lot of our people there and we ran for our dear life, said Ogwuche who talked about how he escaped from Nigeria after the Nyanya blast.

I had the arrangement ready, all the funds and logistics to enable me escape. Immediately after the blast, I was taken away from the apian way unknown to security operatives.

Earlier reports on the arrest of Ogwuche, indicated that the Sudanese authorities were reluctant to extradite him to Nigeria as a result of interference by a top Northern Emir among other interests.

It was however, learned that it was in a bid to circumvent these interests that the process of extradition of the suspect to the country was made top secret by security operatives until his arrival in the country yesterday afternoon.

In line with the security ploy to keep Ogwuches extradition secret, the Police headquarters had sent an SMS inviting newsmen to cover the unveiling of a Special Counter Terrorism equipment at the airport, only for Ogwuche to be introduced as the equipment.

Commenting on Ogwuches extradition earlier in the day, the Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Tagelsir Mahgoub, who was apparently not aware that the suspect was already in the country, said: All the papers (for his extradition) were signed by the two parties (Nigeria and Sudan).

What we are waiting for now is for the Nigerian government to send a delegation that will come to our embassy to get their visas because everything has been concluded.

And I must say that there should not be any delay, because it will delay the whole process.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, MD Abubakar, while commending the personnel of the Nigeria Police Interpol Unit for a job well done, noted that the successful repatriation of the terror fugitive to Nigeria shows that the global coalition against terrorism championed by Nigeria is beginning to yield the desired result.

Following the conclusion of tortuous legal and diplomatic processes between Nigeria and the Republic of Sudan, the co-mastermind of the Nyanya Motor Park bombing in which scores of citizens died and hundreds wounded, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche was Tuesday, 15th July, 2014 extradited to the country from Sudan where he had taken refuge.

Aminu Ogwuche who was handed over to the Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Police Force by the Sudanese Authorities was flown into the country in a special flight from Khartoum which touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. It would be recalled that the terror fugitive who had long since been arrested in Sudan following an international red notice issued for his arrest by the Nigeria National Bureau of Interpol had not been repatriated to the country before now due to some necessary processes involved in transferring suspects from one country to another.

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche is a British born terrorist and Nigerian army deserter associated with the Boko Haram terror group and suspected of being one of the organizers of bomb attacks in the Nigerian capital Abuja. Ogwuche is the son of a retired Nigerian Army colonel and an indigene of Orokam, Ogbadibo LGA, Benue State, Nigeria. According to the Department of State Security, Ogwuche served in the Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Army at Child Avenue, Arakan Barracks, Lagos, between 2001 and 2006 with service Number 95/104 and is reported to have deserted in 2006.

Ogwuche is a student of Arabic Language at the International University of Africa, Sudan and studied for a degree in Business Science at the University of Glamorgan between 2007 and 2010 but failed to finish the course and was not awarded a degree. Ogwuche was first arrested in Nigeria in 2011 but released in 2012 Ogwuche was arrested by Interpol in Sudan on an international warrant in connection with the April 2014 Abuja bombing in the suburb of Nyanya, which killed 75 people on 14 April 2014 and the May 2014 Abuja bombing which killed 19 people on 1 May 2014. Ogwuche is also wanted in connection with the Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping. Ogwuche, served in the intelligence unit of the Nigerian Army between 2001 and 2006.

The efforts by Nigerias security agencies led by the Department of State Security Services (SSS) to apprehend those behind the April 14 bomb blast at a motor park in Nyanya, Abuja, paid off with the arrest of a co-mastermind of the dastardly act.

Rufai Abubakar Tsiga, a Boko Haram leader, is the mastermind of the bombing of April 14, 2014 at El-Rufai Motor Park, Abuja.Tsiga was actively aided by a co-mastermind, AminuSadiq Ogwuche, Ogar said.

Earlier, the service had paraded five suspects Ahmad Abubakar (aka Abu Ibrahim/Mai Turare), Mohammed Ishaq, Yau Saidu (aka Kotar Rama) AnasIsah and Adamu Yusuf they confessed to been privy to the plot to bomb Nyanya.

Ogwuche, the son of a retired army colonel, Agene Ogwuche, was reportedly arrested through the help of the Military Attach to the Nigerian High Commission in Sudan with the help of international security operatives, National Daily Newspaper learned.

Nigerians are anxiously waiting for the urgent extradition of other suspected terror-fugitives. Most importantly, Nigerians want an end to this carnage.

Must Read - 11 Crucial facts to understand the Israel Palestine Gaza crisis

Israel and Hamas are at war in the Gaza Strip, against which Israel is launching air strikes as Hamas fires rockets into Israel. That's obvious from the headlines. But there's a ton of backstory that's necessary to understand what's happening, both in the day-to-day conflict and the bigger picture. What is Hamas, really, and what does it want? What is Gaza, and does Israel control it?
In order to give you a better sense of what's actually happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, here are 11 basic but critical facts you need to know to understand what's going on in Gaza today.
1) The Gaza Strip used to be part of Egypt, and is totally separate from the West Bank
As you can see on the above map, Gaza is separate from the other major Palestinian population center — the big green blob to the east of Israel, the West Bank. So despite both territories being largely populated by Palestinians, they're basically separate geographic entities.
Before Israel occupied Gaza, it was controlled for some years by Egypt, which borders Gaza on the west. Israel took it from Egypt during the 1967 war between the two countries, and until 2005 it occupied the Gaza Strip in the same way that it has occupied the West Bank through today.

2) Gaza City is among the most densely populated places in the world
The Gaza Strip is 146 square miles, and has a population of about 1.6 million. That's a lot of people in a very small area. For perspective, Philadelphia is about 142 square miles and has about 1.5 million citizens. In other words, the entire Gaza Strip is basically as dense as a major American city.
According to data complied by the Washington Post's Adam Taylor, Gaza City, the largest population center in the Strip, is the 40th most densely populated urban area in the world, putting it on par with some Asian mega-cities.
This matters for the current conflict, because it makes it very hard for Israel to bomb from the air without hitting civilians. Hamas also places rocket emplacements inside civilian population centers, so Israeli aerial offensives inside Gaza are basically guaranteed to kill lots of non-combatants no matter how much Israel attempts to avoid it.

3) Israel used to have troops and settlers inside Gaza
Israeli soldiers and settlers during withdrawal. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images
Until 2005, Israel occupied Gaza in the same way that it occupied the West Bank. That included Israeli military bases and settlements, communities of Jews living inside Palestinian territory.
In 2005, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided to withdraw from Gaza. Sharon, a longtime hawk and skeptic of Palestinian independence, had concluded that the Israeli occupation was no longer in Israel's interest. Sharon withdrew Israeli outposts and uprooted about 10,000 settlers. It was a hugely controversial move inside Israel, particularly on the political right — the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, quit the government in protest.
Sharon left control of Gaza to a united Palestinian Authority, governed by the moderate Fatah party from Ramallah, in the West Bank. But that's not actually how things worked out — Hamas quickly became the dominant power in Gaza. That means that Palestinians in Gaza aren't just physically separated form those in the West Bank, they're governed separately as well.
4) Hamas is part of an international Islamist movement and doesn't recognize Israel
Gazans celebrate the Muslim Brotherhood's victory in 2012 Egyptian election. Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images
Hamas is, according to its charter, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood — an Islamist group that operates around the Muslim world, and one that nominally ran the Egyptian government for about a year recently. Hamas isn't controlled by the Egypt-based brotherhood leadership, but they have close ties. Unlike many Brotherhood branches, though, Hamas also has a militant wing: the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
Since Hamas' 1987 founding, it has waged war on Israel, most notably through suicide bombings and rocket attacks. It seeks to replace Israel with a Palestinian state, and has repeatedly refused to recognize Israel (though it has a proposed a long-term truce if Israel agrees to withdraw from the West Bank). Some Hamas leaders have suggested that they would be satisfied with a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza, but it's not at all clear whether they'd be able or willing to hammer out a deal with Israel in practice — assuming Israel was even willing to sit down with them, which is doubtful.
Hamas and Israel's long history of antagonism — Hamas conducted a significant number of suicide bombings inside Israel during the early 2000s — is a major contributor to the current crisis. Hamas and Israel refuse to negotiate openly and directly, and neither trusts the other even a little bit. As such, even small provocations have the potential to escalate rapidly.
5) Hamas was democratically elected by Palestinians
Palestinians celebrate Hamas' victory in 2006. Abid Katib/Getty Images
Hamas sees itself as the representative of the Palestinian people — and, in a sense, they're not totally wrong. Prodded by the George W. Bush administration, the Palestinian Authority held popular elections across the West Bank and Gaza for the Palestinian legislature in 2006. Hamas won a slight majority.
However, Hamas refused to recognize Israel or respect past Palestinian agreements with Israel while in government. Hamas fought a pretty bloody civil war with the more moderate Fatah party over this and de facto seceded from the PA to govern Gaza independently from the West Bank-based leadership.
Today, Hamas and Fatah are closer to reconciling than they've ever been. They signed a agreement to both support an interim government in April, and have agreed to hold national elections in Gaza and the West Bank sometime in the next five months. However, Hamas and Fatah disagree deeply about the current conflict. Hamas has been firing rockets at Israel, while Fatah urges a halt to hostilities. It's not clear whether the joint government can survive the current round of fighting.
6) Hamas isn't the only militant group in the Gaza strip, and they've all shot rockets into Israel
There are other militant groups in Gaza, most notably Palestinian Islamic Jihad. These groups are even more radical than Hamas and are wholly committed to violence rather than to politics as the main tactic in their struggle with Israel.
Since the Israeli withdrawal in 2005, Hamas and these other groups have launched thousands of rockets and mortars out of Gaza into Israel. This rocket fire rarely causes casualties, but it makes life miserable for Israelis who live within range. The drumbeat of rocket fire destroys Israeli homes and forces people to scramble and hide when sirens sound. It's lessened recently, but it's one of Israel's most significant grievances with the Hamas leadership.
Because Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from Gaza, including from other Palestinian groups, sometimes Hamas gets sucked into violent flare-ups that it's trying to avoid. So the non-Hamas groups in Gaza help push the already-militant Hamas toward conflict with Israel.

7) Israel blockades Gaza, which creates a humanitarian crisis
Since 2007, Israel has maintained a blockade of Gaza. It severely restricts all border crossings in territory it controls and naval pathways into the Strip. The blockade restricts access to food, water, electricity, gas, construction materials, and other necessities. It's not that Israel doesn't let any of those things into Gaza; it's that it bans many products and regulates the flow of others pretty tightly.
The stated goal of the blockade, which Israel has loosened recently, is to prevent Hamas from getting what it needs to build rockets and mortars that could hit Israel, and rocket fire has diminished. However, it's clear that another key purpose of the blockade is to weaken Hamas politically. Limiting access to goods, the theory goes, should either cause Palestinians to shift their support to a more moderate faction or force Hamas itself to moderate.
This causes a lot of suffering among Gaza's civilians. According to Oxfam, the blockade "has devastated Gaza's economy, left most people unable to leave Gaza, restricted people from essential services such as healthcare and education, and cut Palestinians off from each other." Oxfam has numbers to back that up:
More than 40% of people in Gaza - nearly 50% of youth - are now unemployed and 80% of people receive international aid. Many key industries, such as the construction industry, have been decimated as essential materials are not allowed into Gaza. Exports are currently at less than 3% of their pre-blockade levels, with the transfer of agricultural produce and other goods to the West Bank and exports to Israel entirely banned.
8) Israel and Hamas have fought multiple wars over Gaza
Since Israel's 2005 disengagement, Israel and Hamas have fought three separate wars: in 2006, in 2008-9, and in 2012; Israel invaded Gaza in the first two but only bombed in the third. The 2006 war was triggered by Hamas kidnapping a young Israeli soldier, much as the current crisis was triggered by the kidnapping and murder in the West Bank of three Israeli students. They were killed by men who Israel believes were Hamas operatives.
Israel's stated goal in the 2008-2009 and 2012 war, which Israel respectively calls Operation Cast Lead and Operation Pillar of Defense, was to destroy Hamas' ability to launch rockets into Israel. The strategy was to destroy Hamas' rocket stock and supply lines as well as to deter future Hamas rocket attacks.
Since Hamas rocket attacks seriously declined after 2012, there's a case that Israel's strategy succeeded. However, it came at a serious cost in Palestinian lives. As the chart below shows, casualties in the conflict — almost entirely Palestinian — spiked during the 2008-9 and 2012 hostilities:
According to Israeli officials, the current offensive is designed in part to once again put a break on rocket fire. This strategy is called "mowing the grass" — occasionally bombing Palestinian targets to reduce current attacks and deter future ones. Israel is currently considering a ground incursion into Gaza, which it hasn't done since 2009. That would likely raise casualties considerably.

9) Hamas gets a lot of rockets from Iran
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Iran is arguably Hamas' most important international patron. For many years, Iran supplied Hamas with cash and advanced rockets. But, in 2012, Hamas and Iran went through something of a divorce over the war in Syria. Iran backs Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, an Alawite Shia, against the popular Sunni rebellion, which the mostly-Sunni Palestinians largely support. Hamas refused to take Assad's side, so Iran cut off cash shipments in late 2012.
However, Hamas-Iranian relations appear to be on the mend. In March 2014, Israel intercepted a shipment of long-range M-320 rockets bound for Gaza. A UN investigation traced them back to an Iranian port. In May, Iran resumed cash shipments. Hamas home-makes its shorter range rockets, but appears to depend on Iranian support for more advanced stuff.
Iranian involvement complicates the current war significantly. It's possible a secondary Israeli objective is to send a message to Iran that it can't get at Israel through Hamas anymore. On the other hand, Iranian support makes it harder for Israel to starve and bomb Hamas into submission.

10) Tunnels into Gaza are really important — and hugely controversial
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Because Hamas can't get much through the Israeli blockade, they've developed an alternative means of resupplying Gaza: tunnels into Egypt. Gazans dig under the Egyptian border and pop out past border guards on the other sides. Smugglers supply them with goods that Israel can't or won't let through.
These tunnels serve both Hamas and Gaza civilians. Hamas and its fellow militants use them to bring in weapons, components for homemade rockets, and whatever else they need to fight and, in Hamas' case, govern. Civilians bring in medicine, food, and whatever else they want that doesn't get through the Israeli blockade.
Since the Egyptian military seized rule over Egypt from the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, they've weakened the tunnel system. Egyptian authorities shut down many of the major tunnels. Israel believes that, as a result, Hamas is uniquely vulnerable to an offensive right now, as it's having trouble resupplying. One of the major reasons Israel is considering a ground offensive, according to a senior IDF official, is to shut down the remaining tunnels.

11) Egypt controls the only above-ground crossing into Gaza that isn't Israeli
There's only one major supply route to Gaza that isn't a tunnel or Israeli-controlled: the Rafah crossing into Egypt. Currently, Egypt heavily restricts the flow of people and goods in and out of the crossing. The Muslim Brotherhood is the leading Egyptian opposition group, and the Egyptian government has little desire to help out their Palestinian brethren in Hamas.
The Rafah crossing has become so important for Hamas that some experts believe Hamas is pushing in this current war to pressure Egypt to open up Rafah. The theory is that Hamas is trying to leverage public Egyptian anger at Israel into concessions from the Egypt government. The primary concession would be to open up Rafah so as to aid the Palestinian cause.
That may be why Hamas didn't accept the Egyptian-brokered cease fire agreement, proposed on July 15: it didn't specifically promise to open up Rafah. So the conflict is continuing, with all the air strikes and rockets and civilian casualties that entails.

DISTURBING VIDEO: How Boko Haram Beheads Nigerian Airforce Officer | DOWNLOAD

This video was shared by Sahara Reporters showing how Boko Haram gruesomely executed Nigerian Naval officer, Umar Abubakar after interrogation.

The victim identified himself as a member of Section 9 of the Nigerian armed forces engaged in counter-insurgency measures against Boko Haram.

These heartless acts need to stop. Say a prayer for this country, Nigeria NOW!

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Why I was named after an animal – Antar Laniyan

The veteran thespian during a recent chat with Vanguard's weekend groove revealed the reason why his parents decided to name him'Antar'.

He said:

I know the name Laniyan is not a special one but Antar is peculiar. Some years back, a pregnant woman had a rival who wanted to marry her husband at all cost.

This rival went diabolical to make sure the pregnant woman, my mother, did not give birth to me. And after staying 18months in my mother's womb, they made some findings and it was revealed that my mother had to beg this rival for me to come to life.
Getting to my mother's rival, she said they had to look for a goanna.

Goanna is an animal called Aworinwo in Yoruba language but typical Yorubas call Goanna 'Antar'. So, they used the Antar or goanna to make concoction for my mother. After some hours, I came to life and my mother decided to name me 'Antar' after the animal.
Campus Express Editor

Sad but Funny: Meet Woman Whose Left Hand Slaps And Punches Her (PICTURED)

Fifty five-year-old Karen Byrne lives in New Jersey. She had a surgery at 27 to control her epilepsy. Since then something bizarre started happening with her. Her left hand, and occasionally her left leg, behaved as if they had a mind of their own.

'I'd light a cigarette, balance it on an ashtray, and then my left hand would reach forward and stub it out. It would take things out of my handbag and I wouldn't realise so I would walk away. I lost a lot of things before I realised what was going on,' she said.

Not only that, her left hand would slap her suddenly or start unbuttoning her shirt. She suffers from a strange neurological disorder called Alien Hand Syndrome.

Although a person with Alien Hand syndrome has full sensation in the rogue hand, they are not in control of its movement as though it is not part of their body.

Researchers believe that this is a side effect of brain surgery or an injury to the area of the brain which connects the two halves of the brain. They found that in patients with this syndrome, the left and right hemisphere of their brains each is capable of its own independent will.

In Karen's case, the right side of her brain refused to be dominated by the left and so her left hand seemed to be controlled by 'alien intelligence'. Earlier there was no cure for this disorder but a study published in the journal Neurologist revealed that botulinum toxin injections may help minimize this syndrome
Campus Express Editor

Why I was named after an animal – Antar Laniyan

The veteran thespian during a recent chat with Vanguard's weekend groove revealed the reason why his parents decided to name him'Antar'.

He said:

I know the name Laniyan is not a special one but Antar is peculiar. Some years back, a pregnant woman had a rival who wanted to marry her husband at all cost.

This rival went diabolical to make sure the pregnant woman, my mother, did not give birth to me. And after staying 18months in my mother's womb, they made some findings and it was revealed that my mother had to beg this rival for me to come to life.
Getting to my mother's rival, she said they had to look for a goanna.

Goanna is an animal called Aworinwo in Yoruba language but typical Yorubas call Goanna 'Antar'. So, they used the Antar or goanna to make concoction for my mother. After some hours, I came to life and my mother decided to name me 'Antar' after the animal.
Campus Express Editor

How True?? Jay Z and Beyonce Reportedly to Split Up After ‘On The Run’ Tour

Jay Z and Beyonce have been fighting off divorce rumors for months but now a shocking report claims that when their 'On The Run' tour is over, so could their marriage! , do you think Jay and Bey will split up?

Jay Z and Beyonce appear to be one of Hollywood's strongest couples, but a new report in Page Six claims that they are faking their happiness for the sake of their million dollar tour.

Beyonce & Jay Z — Are They Splitting Up?

Things have gotten so bad for Beyonce and Jay Z that they've reportedly hired marriage counselors to travel with them while they are on tour. But the main thing they are focused on is making sure they make their money from the On The Run tour before a potential split.'

"They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing . . . This is a huge concert tour and they've already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front."

The report also points out that Jay Z and Beyonce aren't wearing their wedding bands and that their daughter Blue Ivy Carter's birth was an attempt to help them save their marriage.

Despite the tens of millions the couple will pocket from the current tour, this will certainly be their last and the end of the tour could officially spell the end of the marriage, the source said.

"There are no rings, if you haven't noticed," the source said, admitting that he thought things would get better after the birth of the couple's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

"For just a split moment, things got real for them and she was even talking about adding to the family," the source said.

"But, after a while, Jay was out doing Jay and Bey was out doing Bey. They made the classic mistake of thinking a child would change everything and help to rekindle the initial fire, and it didn't."

Campus Express Editor

EXCLUSIVE: The Top 10 Richest Presidents In The World.. Check the List Out

With power comes not only fame but immense fortunes. Heads of state or government are supposed to be the servants of the people, but it this appears a Herculean task in this time and age. Those who serve should have genuine of their motherland at heart and provide leadership to the citizenry.

True leaders are those that are in tune with the pain and plight the people and know what the ordinary man really feels. Little wonder, there is great admiration for Jose Mujica, the President of Uruguay, who has eschewed all the perks of power to live a simple life among ordinary Uruguayans.

It is in this light that we are taking a look at the top 10 world's richest presidents and their style of leadership.

1. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia – $40 billion

Vladimir Putin has been the Russian President since 2012, though he also served in the post from 2000 to 2008. Though his reported income is only $80,000, Putin is said to be a multi-billionaire because of his stakes in various Russian companies. He has had several houses built ostensibly as official residences of the head of state or government. One in Praskoveevka near the Black Sea is said to cost around a billion dollars.

2. Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand – $30 billion

Bhumibol Adulyadej is the beloved King of Thailand. He is the longest currently serving head of state and the longest reigning monarch in the history of his country. He has been the country's King since 1946. He has made generous contributions to various sectors of Thai society. He is considered to be the richest royal in the world.

3. Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei – $20 billion

Hassanal Bolkiah's complete name is Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien. He became the Sultan of Brunei after the abdication of his father in 1967. He has one of the largest car collections in the world, with some companies making new cars exclusively for him. He even has a Rolls Royce coated with 24K gold.

4. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia – $18 billion

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the third richest monarch in the world. He became King of Saudi Arabia in 2005 after the death of his half brother King Fahd. As the Saudi King, he is also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Under his regime, the country has slowly been undertaking reforms, including allowing more rights to women. He is known for his immediate response to international disasters, like the 2008 earthquake in China and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

5. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates – $15 billion

As the Emir of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is also the President of the United Arab Emirates. He took over as President in 2004 after the death of his father. He is the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. His family has an estimated wealth of more than $150 billion. He is known for his philanthropic work, making donations to orphanages in Turkmenistan, hospitals in the US and schools in Wales.

6. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai – $4 billion

As the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is also automatically the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates. He came to power in 2006, succeeding his older brother Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He owns 99.67 percent of Dubai Holding. He is also responsible for the construction of landmarks like the Palm Islands, Burj Al Arab and the Burj Al Khalifa. His family's total wealth is estimated to be around $44 billion.

7. Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechstenstein – $4 billion

His full name can be a mouthful: Johannes Hans Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d' Aviano Pius von und zu Liechtenstein. He owns the LGT banking group. His family also owns an extensive collection of art pieces. These are displayed for public viewing at the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna. He is considered as the wealthiest monarch in all of Europe. He holds broad powers as head of state, including the ability to introduce legislation and the power to veto laws passed by the parliament.

8. Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar – $2.5 billion

The ruler of Qatar comes from the Al Thani dynasty that began its reign in 1850 when Muhammad bin Thani ruled the country. The family comes from one of the largest tribes in the Arabian Peninsula called the Banu Tamim. The current Emir came to power in 1995 after deposing his father. He was one of the primary backers of the Al Jazeera news network, even providing a $137 million loan to help the company in its first years of operation. The Emir is also known as a huge football fan, having made bids to take over clubs like Manchester United and Rangers FC

9. Mohammed VI, King of Morocco – $2.5 billion

Mohammed VI became the King of Morocco in 1999 after the death of his father. He drew a lot of attention after promising to tackle the triple issues of poverty, corruption and human rights violations. These have yet to be solved, however, as evidenced by widespread protests in 2011. Corruption issues have also led to the King himself. He holds significant amount of shares in Omnium Nord Africain, or the ONA Group, that owns diverse investments in retail, financial services, mining and other sectors

10. Sebastian Pinera, President of Chile – $2.4 billion

Sebastian Pinera came to power in 2010 after being elected as the first billionaire to be sworn in as President of Chile. He owned Chilevision, a terrestrial television channel that broadcasted all over Chile. He also owned 27 percent of LAN Airlines after purchasing the shares of Scandinavian Airlines in the former state-owned firm in 1994. He also held a 13 percent share in Colo Colo, one of the country's most popular football clubs. He was also responsible for introducing credit cards to Chile in the 70s.
Campus Express Editor

Fear Of Boko Haram: Nigerian Soldiers Deserting Force – Army chief

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Kenneth Minimah has revealed that some army personnel have abandoned the force due to the fear of the terrorists group Boko Haram.

Minimah, who gave the warning during a working tour of Lagos and its environs yesterday, condemned the actions of some soldiers who deserted the Force for fear of engaging in battle against the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Minimah said such actions by the soldiers vividly showed that they joined the force for the wrong reasons.

"Sometimes, journalists ask me questions, saying soldiers are deserting their jobs because they don't want to be killed in the North East. I tell them yes, it is true. Desertion is part of war. A real soldier is known when he is put in the warfront. The one who is not a soldier would run away and abandon his job. Our soldiers are recruited from the Nigerian society and, today, most people are not called to be soldiers, they joined because they are desperately in need of jobs.

" As long as there is war, there would continue to be desertion and there would continue to be recruitment. Since Alexander The Great, soldiers have been deserting. In the Second World War, there was desertion and even in the Nigeria Civil War, people deserted. It is only in peacetime that you don't see people deserting. But those who volunteer to fight and defend their nation do not desert; they fight until there is victory."

Lt.-Gen. Minimah also warned soldiers resident in Lagos to obey the laws of the state and be of good behaviour.

He said: "As a disciplined institution (Army) we have an image to protect. I would admonish you to be of good conduct whether in uniform or not. Conduct yourselves very well. Do not be involved in any questionable movement.

"Respect the rule of law. Respect the laws of Lagos. Lagos State has laws that are made by legislators, you must respect those laws. I am also talking about the BRT lanes. Try and ensure that you don't use the BRT lanes. The essence of BRT lanes is to encourage the use of public transportation by car owners so as to reduce traffic on our roads.

"The other time a soldier was mistakenly killed and hoodlums took advantage of the incident to attack buses. I want to say that it was not the army who destroyed those buses."

Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola yesterday urged the Lt.-Gen Minimah lay off bad eggs in the Nigerian Army who are tainting the nation's military institution.

Fashola who said this when the Lt. General Minimah paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Marina noted that like other institutions in the country, there are bad eggs in the Nigerian Army and everything must be done to purge them out.

"Nigerian Army has done very well for Nigeria as a body but like every institution, there are bad eggs within the institution. They are in the minority and we must continue to do everything possible to show them up for who they are," he said.

The governor who acknowledged the efforts of the military in sustaining the country's democracy, noted that the military owes it a duty to refrain from anything that can undermine the nation's democracy whether in conduct or deed.

"I think that it is important to reinforce the role that military across the world have played in democracy. While society moved on, as we have done, the military owes it an obligation to do everything that is possible to sustain its democracy and to refrain from anything that undermines it whether in the mind of the people or as a matter of fact. In essence, the military must become like Caesar's wife avoid suspicion in conduct and in deeds," he added.

Earlier, Lt. General Minimah had said he delayed his familiarization tour for six months as a result of the exigencies of work.

According to him, "When I assumed office, the exigencies of operation did not allow me to commence my familiarization tour of the formations. Six months later, I have decided to commence my familiarization tour from the 81 division which covers Lagos and Ogun state."
Campus Express Editor

#Bringbackourgirls. Its Benn 100days as 11 Parents of the Abducted Girls Die

The National Chairman, Chibok community, Pogu Bitrus, has said that four more parents of the abducted girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State have died thus raising the number to 11.

An online newspaper, The Cable quoted Bitrus as saying that seven of the parents of the girls abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect on April 14 from their hostel at Government Secondary School, Chibok, died of heart attack and frustration.

Bitrus was said to have made this disclosure on July 5, this year.

But speaking with the The Cable on Tuesday, Bitrus added that four more of the parents would not see their daughters again as they have lost their lives to the trauma visited on them by their children's abduction.

"One father of two of the girls kidnapped just went into a kind of a coma and kept repeating the names of his daughters until life left him," Bitrus said on Tuesday.

Bitrus added that at least four more parents died of heart failure, high blood pressure and other illnesses that the community blamed on trauma due to the abduction 100 days ago.

Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari early this month, said a health worker who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists.

Chibok community leaders alongside the 160 parents of kidnapped girls and 51 girls who escaped 'met with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Tuesday.

Campus Express Editor

My Husband Made Love To Me Today, He Can't Divorce Me ––Lagos Housewife Tells Court

One thing women use to hold a randy man down is séx. There was a mild drama at Ejigbo Customary Court in Lagos State on Monday when a housewife, Mariam Jimoh rejected the divorce suit instituted against her by her husband, Sunday, insisting that they must continue with their 10-year old marriage.

Mariam was dragged to court by her husband, an indigene of Oyo State, seeking for the dissolution of their 10 years old marriage because, according to him, he no longer loved her.

But to the surprise of everyone in the court room, the mother of two insisted that her husband still loves her as they are still living together in the same apartment, sleeping together in the same bed and even making love on a regular basis as husband and wife.
The woman also revealed in the court that her husband, Mr Sunday, made love to her that early morning before they came to court for their divorce case. Very funny husband! 
She wondered why Mr. Sunday would claim he was no more in love with her whereas they are planning to have another baby.
She asked: "where does he want me to go after two kids and the sacrifices I have made for 10 years to keep the relationship?"

Ogun State-born Mariam said that they are living peacefully because he provides for them and she was still by all means playing her role as his wife by taking care of him and their children.

The embittered wife said she was still surprised that her husband brought her to the court seeking for divorce even when she showers him with love. She narrated that they started the relationship when she was in secondary school and they later got married without the consent of her parents.

She said the relationship produced two children, David, 6, and Simon, 4, despite the fact that she did not pay her bride price.

Although Mr Sunday confirmed that they are still living together, but he said it's because of the children and said he was tired of the marriage because her parents did not support it in the first place.

As the matter was going on in court, the parents of the couple who had not met each other since the marriage started 10 years ago appeared in court. They pleaded with the court to allow them step into the matter to resolve it out of court because of the children.

Consequently, the court adjourned till 30 July, 2014 for report of settlement.
Campus Express Editor

$1bn Loan: APC Calls For New Thinking, Not Just New Money, To Tackle Boko Haram

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said what is needed to effectively tackle the Boko Haram menace is new and imaginative thinking, instead of sticking to the same old way of doing things - which is what the FG's US$1 billion loan request represents.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said while no reasonable person will argue against procuring modern weapons and other needs for the military, it is absolutely important to complement the military campaign against Boko Haram with political, social and economic measures, especially because a sustained military campaign dating back to 2009 has failed to end the crisis.
''Between 2010 and 2014, a total of US$14billion has been allocated for defence, security and the police. This year alone, the total sum is US$4billion. Now, if US$14billion has not clipped the wings of Boko Haram in five years, what difference can US$1billion make if thrown into the crisis in the same old way?


''If the FG has not accounted for how it spent US$14 billion allocated to the security, defence and police in the past five years, why should it be given the green light to borrow another US$1 billion? If the said US$14 billion has not done much in upgrading military and security facilities in five years, what impact can US$1 billion suddenly make? These are some of the questions we want the National Assembly to ask before giving the FG the go ahead to plunge Nigeria into another round of external debts.

''Talking of new and imaginative thinking, it is generally agreed that the root causes of the Boko Haram crisis are deep in the years of bad governance that have created an army of unemployed youth in the North-east, which is the epicentre of the crisis; the years of bad governance that have meant many that millions of youth are uneducated and unemployable; and the years of bad governance that have resulted in dilapidated infrastructure, lack of social amenities, inadequate schools and a total disconnect between the government and the governed.

''Yet, the FG that has only allocated a paltry, insulting 2 billion Naira (US$12.2 million) for its misguided 'Marshall plan' for the North-east is asking for US$1 billion to buy new weapons to fight Boko Haram! Imagine what a substantial fraction of US$14 billion can do to the efforts to uplift the North-east, put children back to school, give the youth life-enhancing training and put the army of unemployed beyond the reach of the extremists who recruit and indoctrinate them to kill, maim and destroy?

''Imagine what even US$1 billion can do in making the 'Marshall Plan' for the North-east a real Marshall Plan, rather than what it is now: a disappointing lip service to tackling the root causes of the Boko Haram insurgency. Imagine how far US$1 billion - not to talk of US$14 billion - will go in helping to win the hearts and minds of the people in the battle against Boko Haram? This is what we mean by new thinking, instead of just throwing money at an endless and increasingly ineffective military campaign,'' it said.

APC also warned that by continuing to put undue emphasis on military campaign and military campaign alone, the FG is signalling a hardening of position, indicating that the crisis can only be resolved by a military campaign and foreclosing negotiation.

The party said that unfortunately for the FG, nowhere in the world has insurgency been defeated purely by military campaign, not even by the world's most powerful militaries.

''We challenge the PDP-led FG to name places in the world where terrorism was successfully defeated by military means alone. Events in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Kenya, etc. have show that there is always a limit to the ability of the military to crush insurgency. Even with some of the world's best militaries (USA, UK, France, etc.), terrorism is never successfully defeated militarily. The way to go is effective counter-terrorism, which is about winning hearts and minds, not winning battles.

''This is why the National Assembly must show the highest degree of patriotism and commitment to national security by demanding how the billions of dollars thrown at the Boko Haram crisis so far have been spent, what, in specific terms, the FG wants to do with a new loan of US$1 billion and a also demanding a comprehensive counter-insurgency plan that includes measures to tackle the socio-economic undercurrents of the Boko Haram crisis in the North-east in particular.

''As we have warned in our earlier statement, putting more money in the hands of an incompetent and massively corrupt Administration can only encourage more incompetence and corruption. Giving a blank cheque to this Administration, without asking it to account for the past budgetary allocations for the security and defence, will not help the nation's fight against terror,'' it said.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Campus Express Editor

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

See GOBE: Mother, Daughter Fight Over Boyfriend In Delta (SEE PHOTOS)

A 42-year- old housewife in Asaba, Delta State, simply identified as Monica (surname withheld) on Sunday threw caution to the wind when she engaged her 17 year-old daughter in a fight for allegedly snatching her boyfriend.
Eyewitness said that a scene was created around St. Brigid's Girls College, Asaba, Sunday afternoon after both of them exchanged blows.
As both of them engaged themselves in a fight, motorists on the popular busy road stopped to watch what one of them described as a show of shame.
Eyewitness further said that the mother was alleged to have snatched the daughter's boyfriend, who works in one of the oil companies in Warri.
The daughter was said to have become furious when she heard that her boyfriend was caught pants down with her mother in an hotel in the state.
The trouble between the mother and her daughter became aggravated when the lover boy began to act in a strange manner towards the girl.
While the show of shame between them lasted, the daughter was said to have called the mother a shameless woman and a prostitute, who drove the father out of the house with her unbridled quest for s*x.
Speaking to our correspondent at the scene, a relation of the woman, who did not want her name in the print, blamed the situation on her sister, whom she said disappointed women folk, especially mothers.
Campus Express Editor

SEE TOP HIDDEN FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT WIZKID, OLAMIDE & OTHER BIG NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES

- Do you know that Ruggedman has a huge Fan Base in Togo than any other African country?
- Do you know that Gbenga Adeyinka is the ONLY Comedian who has performed in all 36 States of the Federation?
- Do you know that Ikechukwu is the first person to appear on Dj jimmy-jatt's jump-off?
- Do you know that The Comedian "I Go Dye" has been to more Countries than any other Nigerian Comedian?
- Do you know that Comedian Bovi worked as Richard Mofe Damijoe's personal assistant between 2004 and 2006?
- Do you know that Wande coal & Chuddy-k were formerly the lead vocalists of a gospel group called Salvation Boiz?
- Do you know that Ice Prince Zamani 's 2011 Hit Song "Oleku" was remixed by over 30 people.Some of them are Vector and Yung6ix?
- Do you know that if you spell the word "Tunde" backwards you get the word "Ednut" Tunde Ednut.
- Do you know that Tonto Dike's mother is half Canadian??
- Do you know that Olamide holds the record for the most dresses worn in a single Music Video in. Nigeria?? He wore 28 dresses in his "E Ni Duro" video!
- Do you know that Desmond Elliot was the only Nollywood Actor that attended Uche Jombo 's wedding in Puerto Rico??
- Do you know that Terry G was once a Backup Singer for Faze for 3 Years??
- Do you know that P-Square earned $1M from their tour of 7 cities in the US Source ??
- Did you know that Wizkid recorded his first song with OJB when he was just 11 Years Old, back then his Stage Name was "Lil Prinz??
- Do you know Omotola is the ONLY Nigerian Actress that has attended The Grammys??
- Do You Know that Iyanya sold his car to shoot his "Kukere" Video??
- Do You Know that Femi kuti has been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards??
– Do You Know that D'PRINCE of MAVIN Records said the words "Take Banana" 71 times in his "Take Banana" Song ??
- Do you know that KaySwitch graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana?
Add Yours!!!!

Sad!! Final Year Unilag Student Dies of Cancer (Pictured)

Can you Imagine NHIS doesn't cover terminal illness like cancer, so why do we have an insurance scheme that cannot help when help is needed.

Unilag Student 'Yakubu Yusuf' a 400Level Student from the Faculty of Social Science that was diagnosed with Cancer died earlier today, this was confirmed through a phone call with the President of the Faculty of Social Science.

Yakubu Yusuf before he died needed a sum of N16m for treatment but he couldn't get it.
Unilag Students are known to pay for two Insurance scheme, one of which is 'United Healthcare International' which only covers illnesses that NHIS covers....
Surprisingly NHIS doesn't cover terminal illness like cancer.. 'So why do we have an health insurance scheme in the first place'

Today Nigeria, Unilag just lost a Final year gladiator because of a bad system of government.

RIP Bro.. Because of your death and that of so many innocents ones, things will change in Nigeria.

Campus Express Editor

Speaker Of Ebonyi State Assembly Impeached !

Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Impeached Speaker, Chukwuma Nwazunku Ebonyionline has been impeached.
Nwazunku was impeached on Monday morning after a motion moved by Chris Usulor (Ezza South), which was seconded by  Enyi C. Enyi (Ezza North-West).
Three members of the assembly (Frank Onwe, Eni Uduma Chime and, Blaise Orji who is Deputy Speaker) had been suspended before Monday's sitting, but 18 of the 24-man assembly first reversed the suspension before impeaching the speaker.
Eni Uduma Chima (Afikpo South West) then moved the motion for election of  Helen Nwaobasi (Abakaliki South) as new Speaker, a motion that was duly seconded Jerry Obasi.
The impeachment of the speaker continues the recent wave of removal of elected officers in Nigeria's political landscape.
Governor of Adamawa State, Governor Murtala Nyako was impeached last week, and Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, who was served an impeachment notice on Thursday, is believed to be next in line.
There have been reports — as well as denials — that the Oyo State House of Assembly is currently planning to impeach the Governor of the state, Abiola Ajibmobi.
Campus Express Editor

SAD!! UNN Lecturer Commits Suicide

A lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, Dr Bede Opata last weekend committed suicide over yet to be ascertained reasons, Thisday reports.

The deceased lecturer hailed from Nsukka area of Enugu state and showed no sign of depression prior to the unimaginable act. In fact, he had registered to attend Telecommunications Policy & Regulation Institute Seminar slated for Washington DC, USA between December 4-5, 2014.

According to sources at the university, the deceased had taken his life in his apartment within the town on Saturday night but his body was discovered on Sunday.

The 38-year old Opata who held a Doctorate Degree in Law was said to have been employed as a lecturer in the university in 2011.

Public Relations Officer of Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu could not be reached to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report
Campus Express Editor

Popular Democrazy: Tinubu, Other APC Leaders Have Lost Focus – Presidency

Following his allegation that Nigeria is gradually slipping in to fascism under the watch of President Goodluck Jonathan, while reacting to Tuesday's impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, the Presidency yesterday tongue-lashed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying he has lost focus.

According to the Presidency, it was least expected of a leader in the person of Asiwaju Tinubu, a former governor and one of the pro-democracy activists, who confronted Nigeria's then military dictators, to denigrate the office of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, adding that the tenets of democracy is the ability of actors to accept defeat when they lose a contest.

Sunday Vanguard reports that the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali, made this known yesterday in a chat.

Alkali urged the ex-Lagos governor to respect the office of the President, an office he observed, leaders of the APC were also aspiring to occupy.

Tinubu, after the events which led to the impeachment of former Governor Nyako from office by the State's House of Assembly, had described the development as a setback for Nigeria's democracy, adding that under the Mr. Jonathan Nigeria was fast becoming a fascist nation.

But Alkali said, "It is very strange for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, someone who has led government before, someone who has been in the forefront of advancing democracy for many years, to descend so low as to cast aspersions on the President of this country on issues he cannot prove. It appears to me that since the Ekiti election, which PDP decisively won, Tinubu and APC leaders have lost their focus. This is democracy, it gives everybody the right to speak; but in doing so, you should not undermine institutions of governance, the same institution you are aspiring to take over and manage.

"Recently, the Adamawa State House of Assembly impeached their governor and even as that happened, the APC was up in arms, that it was Mr. President that impeached the governor of Adamawa State. Why should he do that and how can he do that? Are you saying the 24 or 25 members of the House of Assembly are not in control of their constituencies, that there are no leaders or stakeholders in Adamawa State who worked for or with former Governor Nyako who could have stopped any of these practices.

"PDP has lost a lot to opposition political parties. I have said this repeatedly either at the court or more recently through defection, yet PDP stood firm and said let us continue to build on what we have and move forward.

"After losing Ekiti, the story has changed. It is time for them to tell one another the home truth. If they are prepared to govern this country, then they must be prepared also to accept the principle of popular democracy that the people of this country would want to choose who should lead them and if they don't, can't or fail to convince people, they must also be ready to admit failure", the presidential said.
Campus Express Editor

This Is How The Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Went Down

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on an official mission on Monday crashed due to a technical fault at a location South of Bama, Borno State, the Director of Information, Nigeria Defence Headquarters, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in a press statement in Abuja.

But some observers, however, reasoned that the helicopter could have been blown off by the insurgents who have already taken hold of over half of Borno State in the unrelenting offensive.
An officer, who spoke anonymously to journalists, before Olukolade's press statement said, a surveillance jet was shot down by the insurgents around Bama in Borno State...



But it appears the Military authority is trying hard to play down the incident. In the statement by Olukolade, it was stated that "investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances that led to the accident."

He discounted the insinuation that the plane crashed as a result of insurgency attack, saying "it is established that the crash is not as a result of any enemy action."

We are waiting for further details on the crash after investigation.

Campus Express Editor

'I will save Chibok girls if I knew where they are,' says Mikel Obi

Nigeria's football star and Chelsea's midfielder Mikel Obi has spoken up about the missing Chibok girls. The footballer who was spotted recently at NB PLC Bar in Iganmu, Lagos refuted assertions that Nigerian footballers have been silent over the situation in Chibok…

"No, I think if you look at the social media, I've done something about the Bring Back Our Girls. I think so far, that's all I can say about it, that's all I can do about it. I wish I knew where those girls are, I will go there and pick them up and bring them back, but it's out of my hands. But we will keep praying and keep hoping that they are all safe and they will return back to their families," he said.

Asked when he will be walking down the aisle, Mikel says…

 (Laughs) – When am I getting married? (Laughs again) I'm in a relationship, I'm in a relationship now for 2 years and yes, I'm in love, I'm in love.
Campus Express Editor

Man Sends Wife Spreadsheet Of Times She Denied Him S£x

Spreadsheet above

A 26 year old s£xually frustrated man created a spreadsheet detailing reasons why his wife would not have s£x with him. For a whole month, the man jotted down every reason the woman gave to turn him down when he asked for s£x…from 'I'm too tired', to 'I'm watching the show' to 'I have to be up early' and sent it to her via email during a business trip to get her attention. She said when she tried to reach him after receiving the email, he refused to pick her calls and she angrily posted it on Reddit.

The lady said they'd been together for five years but only married for two years without any kids.

"Yesterday morning, while in a taxi on the way to the airport, husband sends a message to my work email which is connected to my phone. He's never done this, we always communicate in person or by text. I open it up, and it's a sarcastic diatribe basically saying he won't miss me for the 10 days I'm gone." She said "Attached is a spreadsheet of all the times he has tried to initiate sEx since June 1, with a column for my "excuses", using verbatim quotes of why I didn't feel like having s£x at that very moment.'

Campus Express Editor

Monday, July 21, 2014

Don't Look: 'Mad' Woman caught with 5-year old dead baby in Lagos, speaks (photos)

A middle-aged woman believed to be insane, was caught in possession of a dead child at Mile-Two, along Oshodi/Apapa expressway, Lagos on Sunday.

She was caught by a Police officer with the corpse of a young boy on the Mile 2 bridge close to Festac, Lagos.
According to reports, the officer who suspected the woman was asked to empty her "Ghana-Must-Go" bag. A lot of fetish materials were found as well as a corpse of a young boy.
Though the woman, who gave her name as Florence, claimed that the dead child was hers, but an angry mob said she could have kidnapped and killed the child for money ritual.
Though news making the round earlier had it that the child's eyes were plucked, but Vanguard reports that the eyeballs were only popped.
Read how she was caught and what she said after being caught below:
Information gathered revealed that the woman had been sighted in the area with the child strapped at her back for three days.
An onlooker said: "One man in a commercial bus alerted us yesterday that the child strapped at the back was motionless. This attracted some curious passengers of commercial buses that were trapped in this unending gridlock. One of the passengers went close to the woman and shook the baby. Before you knew it, people had gathered around the woman, wanting to set her ablaze. But for the timely arrival of policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad she would have been dead by now."

Defending herself, the woman said  "I am from Umo in Kwale area of Delta State. I was born in Lagos and I have three children. Nothing is wrong with me. This child (pointing to the dead child) is my son. He is the last of my three children. I have a boy and a girl who are in the village. His name is Chidi and he is five years old.
"He has been very sick. In fact, he had fever and needed blood transfusion but I couldn't afford the money for it. He died three days ago. Before he died, we wanted to travel back to the village. My husband stays in Port Harcourt. I don't have any relative in Lagos. I was living under a staircase in one of the shops located in Alaba market. A security man allowed my son and I to sleep there at night. I didn't steal any baby neither did I kill any child.

"I was carrying Chidi on my back after he died, only for people to gather around me this morning and started beating me. What have I done to deserve this kind of beating? If not for these policemen, they would have beaten me to death."
Some people were of the opinion that she was insane but the Police said that would be ascertained in the course of investigation.
Campus Express Editor

Friday, June 13, 2014

NEW VIDEO: Slim Ice - Shirobo

Fast Up and Coming act, SLIM ICE @IamSlimIce releases the official music video to his street hit single, Shirobo. Video direced by Dazedfaze Films. 

Enjoy.