Archive for May 12th, 2014

(Society) People that bombed Nyanya Motor Park Abuja caught

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The State Security Service (SSS) today, 12th of May, 2014 paraded five men who confessed they carried out the first bomb blast in Nyanya which occurred on April 14th, 2014 and killed over 70 people with many injured, who are still in the hospital receiving treatments.

They were paraded this afternoon at the DSS headquarters in Abuja during a press conference

(Society) Police recovered 13 empty shells of AK47 rifle, four cartridges at Gassol

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Police have recorvered tirteen empty shells of AK47 rifle, four Cartridges at Gassol fresh attack on Sunday morning, May 11th 2014.

The suspected herdsmen yesterday, launched fresh attack in Dinya village in Gassol Local Government Council of the state killing at least four people and razing 30 houses. Confirming the attack, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer ASP Joseph Kwaji said several ammunitions were recovered from the herdsmen.

“The police, on arrival at the scene of the attack, recovered 13 empty shells of AK47 rifle, four cartridges and an assault rifle,” he said.

Also confirming the incident, the Ward Head of Danacha, Gassol LG Council Daniel Mbaterem said the gunmen stormed the village at about 8:00 a.m. and began killing the villagers and burning houses.

Only recently, the people of Jukun, Tiv and Fulani communities in the state signed a peace deal to end hostilities in the state. A detachment of the police and army have been drafted to the area and police says investigation was ongoing.

In a related development, Muslim and Christian youths in Kachia town in Kachia LGA of Kaduna state yesterday May 11 engaged themselves in a fracas leading to churches and mosques being razed. Police Public Rela­tions Officer in Kaduna state Aminu Lawal confirmed the incident and said no life was lost in the incident. A 24 hour curfew has being placed in the area.

(Editorial News) Jungle Justice is Not The Way To Go

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This is a must read for everybody. And it is an
Since the recent upsurge in the cases of kidnapping across the country, especially with the discovery of a ritualists’ den in Soka Forest in Ibadan, Oyo State, the public has come under renewed fears of kidnappers and ritualists. Public response to such, however, has become as chilling as the activities of the kidnappers, with a preference for instant punishement or jungle justice. Very recently in the Abule Egba area of Lagos, a middle-aged woman suspected to be a kidnapper was set ablaze after she had been stripped and tortured. Residents of the area were reported to have seen her forcing school children into a waiting Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). This provoked suspicion that she was a kidnapper and led bystanders to raise an alarm, which invited a mob ready to lynch.

In the last one month, incidents like this have been reported in nearby Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos and in Ikire and Apomu towns, both in Osun State.

While there is no doubt that ritualists and kidnappers merit the sternest of penalties, they should get such through legal means, which consider evidence and circumstances in which the alleged crimes occur. Dispensing instant justice on the basis of uninvestigated allegation in unacceptable.

Kidnapping is hardly a new occurrence in the country, but its resurgence and the lack of faith in the system have convinced many that it need to be dealt with in a less than conventional way. The unconventional way still must abide by the law.

The injudicious killing of four undergraduates of the University of Port Harcourt, two years ago by a mob at Aluu for alleged armed robbery provides an indication of the weakness of jungle justice. It was later proved that the unlucky undergraduates were innocent of the alleged crime and were killed because the person owing them some amount of money just did not want to pay up.

Turning an innocent man into a victim of jungle justice is ridiculously simple. All it takes is a false alarm of a crime and a mob is ready to kill.

This cannot and should not continue. However much we loath kidnappers and ritualists, we must endeavor to take them through a legal process that will determine their guilt or otherwise.

Clearly, Nigerians have grown tired of law enforcement agents conniving with suspected criminals to escape from custody or being freed at the court on technical grounds.

Even then, these hardly provide a basis for jungle justice. A continuation of this practice will ensure that one insane behavior is being replaced with another.

Restraint is needed so we do not become an ailment in the process of looking for a cure.

http://globalvillageextra.com reports

(Society) Abducted Nigerian Girl Scared to Go Back to School

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One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was “too terrifying for words,” and she is now scared to go back to school.

Sarah Lawan, a 19-year-old science student, spoke Sunday as Nigerians prayed for the safety of the 276 students still held captive. Their prayers were joined by Pope Francis.

“Let us all join in prayer for the immediate release of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria,” the Roman Catholic leader tweeted, using the trending #BringBackOurGirls.

Lawan told The Associated Press that more of the girls could have escaped but that they were frightened by their captors’ threats to shoot them. She spoke in the local Hausa language in a phone interview from Chibok, her home and the site of the mass abduction in northeast Nigeria.

The failure to rescue those who remain captive four weeks later has attracted mounting national and international outrage. Last week, Nigeria was forced to accept international help in the search, after ignoring offers for weeks.

More experts are expected in Nigeria to help rescue the girls, including U.S. hostage negotiators and others from Britain, France, China and Spain.

“I am pained that my other colleagues could not summon the courage to run away with me,” Lawan said. “Now I cry each time I come across their parents and see how they weep when they see me.”

Police say 53 students have escaped. Nigeria’s homegrown Boko Haram terrorist network is threatening to sell those who remain in captivity into slavery.

In churches across the nation, Nigerians prayed for the girls, whose plight has brought together ordinary people in a year that had seen growing dissension between Muslims and Christians, disagreements exacerbated by the increasingly deadly attacks of the Boko Haram terrorist network. Africa’s most populous nation of 170 million has almost equal numbers of Christians and Muslims.

The Rev. Stephen Omale prayed at a church in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

“Wherever they are, God will bring them out in his own mercy, he will see that they are brought out safely, without harm and also that this act will bring an end to all those who are perpetrating these acts,” he told congregants.

Boko Haram claimed two bomb blasts that killed about 100 people and wounded more than 200 in the capital last month.

Britain, Nigeria’s former colonizer, has said it hopes to help rescue the girls and to halt the 5-year-old Islamic uprising that has killed thousands of Muslims and Christians and has driven some 750,000 people from their homes.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cautioned that it is “going to be very difficult” to find the missing girls. In an interview with ABC’s “This Week” that aired Sunday, he said ” It’s a vast country… But we’re going to bring to bear every asset we can possibly use to help the Nigerian government.”

A Nigerian security expert warned that militants may have laid land mines to discourage any pursuit, and said strategists may be considering starving them out.

(Politics) Tinubu at War Again @tj_shetade

Guess who Bola Tinubu is attacking again?

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, an astute politician and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, as a gathering of shameless people.

Tinubu, made the remark while addressing Ekiti State electorates during a fundraising event organised by friends of Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of the state.

“Those in Abuja (PDP) have sent their agents down again for a repeat performance. They are not ashamed. Defend your votes, it is your right. No matter how much they complain, you will not see them do the campaign because they want to alter the mathematics.

“If they cannot do subtraction and addition successfully during the governors’ forum, they will not be able to do it during this election. I say it again, if you want to arrest me, come on, arrest me. If you rig this election, we’ll roast you,” Tinubu asserted.

The former Governor of Lagos State claimed that even members of the PDP are quite aware that they can’t win the Ekiti State governorship election without rigging because the party has not presented an alternative manifesto to challenge the ruling APC government in the state.

(Society) Read it and Die! Exortic Cars of The Richest African Players @tj_shetade

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John Mikel Obi, the Chelsea midfielder is said to be the current highest earning Nigerian footballer. He joined Chelsea in 2006 from Norwegian club Fc Lyn Oslo on a US$25 million. He is currently on US$120,000,(N20m), per week excluding bonuses, and income from participating at the UEFA Champions League. The Jos born player owns mansions in Jos, Lagos and London worth about N800m. He has shares in top companies, and he recently launched a record label, MATURED MONEY MIND (MMM). He drives a Mercedes G Wagon, Black Mercedes G 500, a Range Rover Sport and a N30Million Bentley Continental. He once said, its very difficult finding a wife. Why won’t it be with all that cash.

Yaya Toure
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Congratulations to Yaya for Manchester City’s title-winning, the midfielder Yaya, is the younger brother of defender Kolo, it is said to have a net worth of over $20 million. He is the highest paid African player in the Premier League, earning $320,000 a week, which he tops up with image rights payments of $2.5 million a year and an additional $1.3 million bonus for Champions League qualification. The Ivory Coast midfielder signed a new contract with Man City last April with a slightly reduced basic wage but loaded with incentives tied to the team’s success. This four-year deal ties Toure up with the club through 2017 and is worth up to $20 million a year in salary and bonus that will keep him among the sports top earners on the pitch.

Samuel Eto’o
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Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o is the current wealthiest foreign-born English premier league player with a net worth of $64M. He transferred from Inter Milan to small but ambitious Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in August 2011 with swelled his wealth making him the highest paid footballer in the world at the time. Anzhi is owned by Russian investor Suleiman Kerimov, who is worth an estimated $6.5 billion. Cameroonian-born Eto’o signed a one-year deal with Chelsea in August 2013 for an undisclosed fee, although several media reports claimed he took a substantial pay cut to move to the English club. His major sponsors include Puma and Ford are major sponsors.

Didier Drogba
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Former Chelsea striker Drogba now playing for Galatasaray in Turkey, in a deal that will see him earn approximately $314,000 a week. Even at Chelsea Drogba collected a cool $8.6 million a year, and his net worth is estimated at $30.7 million. The Ivory Coast Striker signed in June 2012 with Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League, which has been dogged by scandal and match-fixing. The two-and-a-half-year deal to pay him up to $300,000 a week turned into a six-month stint. The club’s owners battled for control and Drogba went unpaid. In January Galatasaray signed him to an 18-month deal. He has an endorsement deal with Pepsi and has used the proceeds to build a children’s hospital in his home city of Abidjan. Other endorsement deals include those with Samsung, Nike and Orange France.

Emmanuel Adebayor-Aston Martin
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Former African player of the year Adebayor made the permanent move to the Spurs in August after a year on loan from Man City. In order to complete the deal, City had to agree to pay the striker a $6 million payout to make up for the lower base salary he needed to take to fit with Tottenham’s pay structure. His weekly wages dropped from $270,000 to $159,000. His major sponsors are Adidas and Power Horse. According to the Sunday Times UK Rich List he had a net worth of $14 million (£9m) as of May 2012.

Set of players to break this records must work very hard.

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