Archive for February 13th, 2015

Once Again, APC Members, Lawmakers Scale Fence, Over Failure To Pay Civilian JTF @Richard

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Nigerian politicians seems to have mastered the criminal act of fence scaling, as the Borno State chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Ali Bukar Dalori and some members of the state House of Assembly, who were meeting at one of the government’s lodge in Maiduguri, were forced to scale the perimeter fences for dear life following civilian JTF threatened to deal with them for failing to pay for destruction of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign posters. a clash between the police attached to the former as members of the vigilante group.

A sign near a checkpoint of a vigilante group reads Civilian J.T.F or Civilian Joint Task Force in Maiduguri,. Young men and women have in recent weeks formed vigilante groups, hunting down Boko Haram Islamists who have sneaked back into the city following a military offensive on their camps on the Nigerian border with Niger, Chad and Cameroon with remarkable success.


Although it was gathered that the incident did not involved any registered member of the Civilian JTF, the political thugs claimed to be members of the group.

The clash, according to investigation, erupted when police attached to the APC Chairman attempted to stop some youths, who claimed that the APC Chairman assigned them to carry out the assignment against PDP, part of which was to remove all PDP billboards, flags in Maiduguri.

The youths said after accomplishing their mission, they ended up disappointed as they were denied payment.

However, the embattled APC Chairman said: “The hired thugs are impatient. When they came demanding to see me, they were told that I was in a meeting. But they were not ready to wait.

“They told the police that they are in a hurry and that it would take nothing for the me to come out and settle them before I go back to continue with my meeting. But you know, the instruction was given to the police and they need to carry it out.”

A Civilian JTF, Mallam Labor Yahaya, confirmed the clash, but said members of his group were not involved in the fracas.

He said: “The thugs, who also carried Dane guns, started the shooting. The police shot one of the rampaging youths in the leg and one of the thugs also shot the policeman in his leg.”

(Politics) Without Saraki, Tinubu, Amaechi, Buhari Will Not Win @tj_shetade


People’s Democratic Party  insiders have revealed, without the  former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Senator Bukola Saraki phones being hacked , Ret Gen. Mohammodu Buhari Might win 2015 presidential election.

The All Progressives Congress says Federal Government’s security agencies have bugged the mobile phones of these people.

The party added that the telephones of its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had also been bugged by the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government.

The APC said this in a statement by Mohammed on Thursday.

The statement read, “As the elections approach, we know the harassment and intimidation will be stepped up. We know our leaders, including the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, former Governor Bola Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor Timipre Sylva, Senator Bukola Saraki and National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are under surveillance and their phones have been hacked.

“We are aware that several of them, especially the National Publicity Secretary, have been marked down for arrest in the days to come.

“We know there are evil plots to frame some of them on trumped-up charges. We know our lives are in danger. But these and more will not deter us from continuing to act in the national interest or from seeking to effect change through the ballot box.

“Yes, we are alerting Nigerians that if anything happens to us they should know where it is coming from, but for us there is no going back because we are resolute.”

The party said its leadership and members will not be intimidated by the latest ‘antics’ of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to harass and intimidate the opposition ahead of the elections.

The party said the recent military siege to the house of Tinubu, the Imo State Government House and the police harassment of the APC’s presidential campaign spokesman, Garba Shehu, signifies desperation in the camp of the PDP.

The APC thanked Nigerians for their immense and unwavering support, especially since the postponement of the elections.

The party said, “We are glad that instead of weakening the resolve and enthusiasm of Nigerians, the Presidency-orchestated postponement has further galvanised them to be more determined not only to vote but also to defend their votes.”

The APC called on Jonathan to remember the verdict of history and put his ‘dogs of war’ on a leash, saying that history will judge no one but him for the actions of his supporters, who are all acting in his name.

(News) Bar Manager Sets Attendant Ablaze For Stealing N1, 500 @semaotakeit


This story sounds like fiction but it is real.

The Ogun State Police Command is presently searching for a bar manager, Mr. Bidemi Shittu, who allegedly poured petrol on his 13-year-old attendant, Ezekiel Emmanuel, and set him ablaze.

It was gathered that the manager took the action because the teenager reportedly stole N1,500 from him.

We learnt that the incident happened in the Akoka area of Ibafo, Ogun State, on Monday, February 9.

Our correspondent gathered that the runaway suspect, Bidemi, who is married with children, was the manager of Golden Fingers Bar in the area, while Emmanuel was one of his attendants.

Our correspondent learnt that Bidemi, who had accused Emmanuel of theft on Sunday, allegedly tied the teenager’s hands and feet in a room in his bar till Monday, waiting for him to admit the offence.

It was gathered that on Monday, at about 11.30pm, Bidemi brought Emmanuel out to the front of the bar, poured petrol on the boy and set fire on him.

Our learnt that some residents, who were out at the time, rescued the victim.

They were said to have rushed Emmanuel to a private hospital in the area where he was initially treated before he was referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, the following day.

We learnt that the matter was reported to the Ibafo Police Division, and the policemen sealed off the bar.

However, it was gathered that the suspect, Bidemi, fled before he could be arrested.

When our correspondent got to the area on Thursday, Emmanuel’s uncle, Mr. Toyin Olayemi, said the boy was rejected by four different hospitals before he was eventually taken to LASUTH.

He said, “Emmanuel’s father is not around. He went to his hometown in Ekiti because he fell ill. On Tuesday morning when they told me about Emmanuel. I rushed to the private hospital and I saw him on the bed, severely burnt from head to abdomen.

“He was working on part-time basis in the bar, although Bidemi did not pay him any salary. Emmanuel is also learning generator repair at a workshop. I was told that the manager accused him of stealing N1,500.

“Despite pleas from neighbours that they would repay him, he waited till everyone had gone to sleep and brought out the boy and burnt his body.

“The private hospital asked us to take him away the following day. We went to about four government hospitals which rejected him before we came to LASUTH.

“Since that Tuesday, they have not allowed us to see him. They said he was still under observation. The suspect too has run away. We learnt that a policeman in the Ibafo division tipped Bidemi off to evade arrest.”

When our correspondent visited the suspect’s father, Pa Shittu, he said that the most important thing was for the victim to get well.

He said, “My wife went to check the boy in the hospital. The doctors did not allow her to see him, but they told her that he was responding to treatment. I have spent about N150,000 on his treatment.

“I have not seen Bidemi. I don’t know his whereabouts. He has refused to pick my calls. The most important thing is for the child to get well.”

When our correspondent got to the private hospital in Ibafo where Emmanuel was initially treated, the doctor said he ensured that he was in a stable condition before he was transferred.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident.

He added that the police were intensifying efforts to arrest the suspect.

He said, “The suspect poured petrol on the boy for stealing.

He maltreated him, tied his hands and feet, and set him on fire. The boy is still in the hospital and the suspect is presently at large.

“But the police will arrest the suspect.

“This act is not only criminal, but also barbaric. We are intensifying efforts to get him and we will.”

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