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BREAKING: Nigerian Army Recommends Amnesty International  Leave Nigeria

BREAKING: Nigerian Army Recommends Amnesty International Leave Nigeria


The Nigerian Army has called for the closure of the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, alleging there is credible evidence the organisation is working hard to destabilise the country.

The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman said in a statement on Monday that the organisation’s attempt to destabilise the nation was noted through fabrication of fictitious allegations of alleged human rights abuses against the Nigerian security forces.

Usman also alleged the AI had engaged in clandestine sponsorship of dissident groups to protest, as well as unfounded allegations against the leadership of the Nigerian military.

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, Enough is Enough, and BudgIT) have recently called for the probing of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) over the funding of the war against terrorism and other crimes in the country.

The CSOs alleged the army had not made commensurate achievement in the fight in line with the huge fund the federal government allocated to the fight. The COAS, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, had however explained that some of the allocated funds has yet to be cash backed and that it had not reached the army.

Usman said the Nigerian branch of AI that has hitherto been well respected has deviated from the core values, principles and objectives of the original parent body in the United Kingdom.


"They have tried over the years using Boko Haram terrorists conflicts, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, some activists and now herders-farmers conflicts.

"The NGO is at the verge of releasing yet another concocted report against the military, ostensibly against the Nigerian Army. “Consequently, Nigerians should be wary of Amnesty International (Nigeria) because it’s goals are to destabilise Nigeia and to dismember it.

"The Nigerian Army has no option than to call for the closure of Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, if such recklessness continues. It was not the first time the Nigerian army and Amnesty International would have some misunderstanding over the latter’s various reports on human rights in the country.
Boyfriend Of Woman Found Dead In Ebonyi Hotel Room Arrested

Boyfriend Of Woman Found Dead In Ebonyi Hotel Room Arrested


The body of a yet-to-be identified woman was found in a room at the Crown Garden Hotel located along Afikpo road in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state on Sunday December 16th. This was disclosed by the state police command spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah.

One Sylvester Oduma, who lodged in the hotel and whose complaint led to the discovery of the corpse, said 

“I arrived at the hotel on Sunday, paid for a suite and checked into the hotel only to perceive an unpleasant odour oozing out of the next room, which became unbearable. I quickly drew the attention of the management of the hotel to the unpleasant odour and they opened the door and found the lifeless body of a fair lady in the room. Possibly, she was stabbed to death by her supposed boyfriend identified as Uchenna Awoke. Immediately, the police were contacted and a team of officers arrived at the scene. The policemen immediately arrested all the management officials and staff of the hotel and took them away. The policemen evacuated the corpse and deposited it in a morgue.”


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According to Punch, the deceased was found with deep cuts on her chest and neck. She has been deposited in a mortuary while one Uchenna Awoke, her supposed boyfriend, has been arrested in connection with her death. The police command spokesperson also said the manager of the hotel, Emmanuel Eze, and other some of the hotel staff have been arrested for negligence.

“The manager of the hotel, the supervisor and other workers of the hotel were taken to the station for questioning and I must confess to you that the whole thing is negligence on the part of the hotel management. How can a guest be murdered in a hotel room and days after, the management was not aware of the incident? We will investigate the matter properly and I assure you, the perpetrator(s) of the act must be arrested and prosecuted. All we are asking is for the members of the public to avail the police of useful information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect.” she said
Soldiers Reportedly Killed As Boko Haram Members Invade Military Base In Borno

Soldiers Reportedly Killed As Boko Haram Members Invade Military Base In Borno


Many soldiers are feared dead while a dozen others are reportedly missing after suspected Boko Haram members attacked military formations in Borno State over the weekend.

Sahara Reporters reports that the insurgents struck Gudumbali in Guzamala town, riding on military vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft guns. According to an eyewitness, the insurgents shot sporadically, firing RPGs towards the military base. 

"Many soldiers lost their lives; they were many. The Boko Haram terrorists came in large numbers, and although the troops initially stood their ground, they later they fled into bushes. We slept in the bush between Friday and Saturday morning. We got to Gubio yesterday. Many are still there, because they only came for soldiers, not civilians, except those of us working with the soldiers.” a source said

A soldier who witnessed the attack and preferred to speak on condition of anonymity, said the attackers were trained terrorists.


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"Although we engaged them, they overpowered us. They were well-trained terrorists, not those we are used to fighting. In fact, they handled anti-aircraft guns and RPGs better. We didn't have options, because we were running out of ammunition and there was no reinforcement. Some soldiers were killed and dozens fled to Damasak." the soldier said

The insurgents continued their attacks in Kukawa town and also invaded military and Police posts, sacking the security operatives. The insurgents carted away many trucks of food items and burnt down the military base in Kukawa. 

"As I am speaking to you, military personnel have withdrawn completely from Kukawa. We don't have any protection for our people in Kukawa. Many residents, out of fear, are currently in Monguno town. They didn't attack civilians, but we can't trust them. I think they solely focused more on the military,” Muhammad Kormi, a resident who is taking refuge in Maiduguri said
Man Butchers His Wife, Commits Suicide By Setting Himself Ablaze In Abia

Man Butchers His Wife, Commits Suicide By Setting Himself Ablaze In Abia


A man committed suicide yesterday in Abia State by setting himself on fire after butchering his wife.

The man, identified only as Ejike, had a misunderstanding with his wife so he used a machete to hack her in Ezere, in the Isiukwuato local government area of Abia state.

Locals helped rescue Ejike's wife during the attack and they rushed her to the hospital where her condition is really critical.


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Meanwhile, Ejike, fearing that his wife may not survive the attack, went into his car where there was a container of fuel, poured it on himself after a moment of sitting there deep in thought, and set himself on fire with a match.

Efforts by passersby to douse the flames and rescue him were unsuccessful.

More photos below.
It Will Take Time Before Nigeria Will See A Political Leader Like Buhari - Femi Adesina

It Will Take Time Before Nigeria Will See A Political Leader Like Buhari - Femi Adesina


Today, December 17, President Buhari turns a year older. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, wrote this piece, listing the reasons people love and admire President Buhari. Read below  

"That's him, that's him," the two old women, wrinkled and bent with age, exclaimed. You could see wonderment and fulfillment in their eyes. And as if on cue, they both began to cry.

It was in Bauchi earlier this year. President Muhammadu Buhari was visiting to commiserate with the people on the ravages of windstorm, which had destroyed many homes and other property. As he waved at the tumultuous crowd, the two women saw him, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And so great was their satisfaction, their pure joy, that they began to cry.

That is the kind of emotion that courses through millions and millions of Nigerians when they behold their President, the honest man (mai gaskiya), the man of integrity, man of accountability, one whose word you can take to the bank. The man who loves them, and they love and trust in return.

Don't misunderstand me. Not all estimated 196 million Nigerians share this sentiment. Not possible. There are those who are passionately opposed to the President. They are a very vocal minority, who abhor his integrity, hate his sense of accountability, and even want him dead. But we are not talking about those who Fela Anikulapo-Kuti called "opposite people." On this day of his 76th birthday, we are talking of the teeming masses who love Buhari, and who can go to the ends of the earth for him.


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Why do they love Buhari? Or better still, why do we love Buhari? The old, the young, men, women, boy, girl, the strong, the infirm. Why do we love the tall man from Daura? For many reasons.

I have said it before, and say it again. It will take a while before Nigeria will see another political leader with such ability to pull an unsolicited and uninduced crowd like Muhammadu Buhari. Anywhere he goes, he doesn't have to procure the crowd. They turn out in their numbers to see and hear him. They will trek from Africa to China, walk from Cape Town to Cairo, all to see, hear and cheer the man they love.

Why?

Many reasons. He is an honest man. My father, that stern educationist, who ran the home and the schools he administered with an iron hand, used to tell us: "Honesty is the best policy." That was true over 50 years ago when he drummed it into our ears, and it is still true today. And will remain true tomorrow, and forever. That is why we love Buhari. He is an honest man, who will tell the truth to his own hurt.

At a recent meeting with governors, while discussing the seemingly knotty issue of minimum wage, the President told them to level with him. He said he knew that general elections were by the corner, "but I don't like to lie to anybody. I will still like to tell Nigerians the truth, and nothing but the truth, as to what we can truly afford to pay." Consultations are still ongoing.

Some people will give you fibs, just because they want to hoodwink you, and get your votes. They will announce that they've increased the salaries of fictitious workers, even when truly they are owing many of their employees. But not President Buhari. Nothing for him is a matter of life and death. Truth is the best thing in a man's keeping. Make yourself an honest man, and there is one rascal less in the world. That is why we love the man.

Accountability. I will never forget a promise Buhari made to the crowd at a campaign rally in Lagos in 2011, when he ran with Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly. Two honest men. "Every kobo that comes into the treasury will be used for the good of Nigerians." That's the accountable man, who would not dip his hands into the treasury for private gains, who will not line his pocket at the expense of the people. That is why we love him.

Just over a week ago, I met a man who was an accountant at the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), when the then Gen. Buhari was chairman. Executive Chairman, who could do anything he wanted, since the place was awash with billions of petrol money.

"I told him his salary would be N200,000 monthly," the man recounted. "He said it was too much, since he still drew pension from public coffers as a retired General and former head of state. I don't know how he calculated it, but he said he would rather be paid N84,000 monthly. And that was what he earned."

Yet some people say don't follow this honest man. Till he has one tooth left in his mouth, and is bent double over his walking stick, we will, no matter what they say. Honesty is still the best policy. Today, tomorrow, and forever.


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See all the positions he has held in this country. Governor of North-east, then made up of what is now six states. Minister of Petroleum for over three years. Head of State for 20 months. Chairman of PTF for many years. Yet he remains a man of modest means. That is why we love him.

In the early days of this administration, when oil prices had crashed to as low as 39 dollars per barrel (from as high as 115 in preceding years, stabilizing at over $100 for a long time, yet we had no savings, no reserves), it was usually a spectacle to see the President and the then Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, seated and apportioning funds for the week. Depending on what was in the coffers, they prioritized spending, just like traders with low capital base.

Nigeria had been run into a hole. No reserve for the rainy day, and we were being badly beaten by the rain. Yet salaries must be paid as at when due. At least 27 states could not meet their obligations, till President Buhari gave them a lifeline. And then, one day, a counsel was given at a meeting: "This is the time to ideally cut the strength of the federal civil service by at least half, as we may not be able to carry the load for long." It made a lot of fiscal sense. But to the President, it was nonsense. "If it lies within my powers, I will ensure that no single person loses his or her job. Yes, it may be the right thing to do, looking at the state of our finances, but I won't do it," President Buhari said.

And you say we shouldn't love this President? We will love him till Africa and China meet.

A confederacy has arrayed itself against the honest man. A crooked confederacy. Anybody that is anybody in the pantheon of questionable character is there. Are Nigerians fools? After their eyes have been opened, will they willfully afflict themselves with blindness again? Not on their lives! The country will never go back to the slave market. Not after we have known prudence, experienced accountability, and we are are inching out of the morass in which we were soused and marooned.

For more than five decades, mere lip service was paid to diversification of the economy. But we remained a mono-product country. Oil. So, whenever the price of oil crashed in the international market, we simply crashed with it. Now gradually, and inexorably, we are on the road to a diversified economy. Wonders are being done in agriculture. Mining is flexing muscles. Manufacturing is showing prospects. All in less than four years.

What of infrastructure? The sum of N2.7 trillion spent in two years. The roads are roaring to life. The rail is snaking in. Power is powering back. Wonders are being unfolded in different parts of the country. And we shouldn't love this President? We will, no matter what the naysayers say.

Hear pensioners rejoice: This is the best administration we've had since the advent of Contributory Pension Scheme 14 years ago.


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Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State spoke at a meeting of governors with the President last Friday. He said since the creation of the state, this was the first time pensioners were being paid, adding that pension liabilities have been cleared by about 40%. Just because there is a President that cares.

Former Nigeria Airways workers. Railway workers. Former Biafran policemen. And many others, have had their pensions paid. And we shouldn't love the 'birthday man?' They should tell it to the marines.

When you have a heart for men, it is God himself that keeps you alive. We have seen a practical demonstration in President Buhari. From the brink of death early 2017, there is now an unmistakable glow in him, evidence of good health from the inside. It is God at work. No wonder wicked people came with the idiocy of Jubril of Sudan. Otiose. Hollow. Products of addled minds. That was why we ignored them, till the President himself responded to a question from Nigerians in Poland two weeks ago.

And you know what? Our love for this President is at no cost. No charge. Whether we work for him, and for him, or we don't, the real cost of our love is no charge.

Do you know that classic song, No Charge, made popular by Shirley Caesar and Sonia Spence? It told the story of a small boy who decided to charge his mum for all that he considered favours he had done her.


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"For mowing the yard, five dollars

And for making my own room this week, one dollar

For going to the store, 50 cents

And playing with little brother while you went shopping, 25 cents

Taking out the trash, one dollar

And for getting a good report card, five dollars

For raking the yard, two dollars

Total owed, fourteen seventy-five."

The woman looked at her son, standing there expectantly. Then she collected the paper from him, and wrote on it:

"For the nine months I carried you,

Growing inside me, no charge

For the nights I sat up with you

Doctored you, prayed for you, no charge

For the time and tears, and the cost through the years, no charge

When you add it all up, the full cost of my love is no charge."

For millions upon millions of Nigerians who love this President, it is an unconditional love. The full cost of our love is no charge. Happy birthday, Mr President.

.Adesina is Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity
2019: We’ll Vote For Those Who Will Carry Us Along - Ndigbo Muslims

2019: We’ll Vote For Those Who Will Carry Us Along - Ndigbo Muslims


A socio-cultural Igbo group identified as South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON),  says it will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to express its grievances over the alleged marginalisation of Igbo Muslims.

In a communiqué issued at the end of its national summit in Enugu, the group agreed to speak in one voice and to align themselves with the agenda of Ndigbo.

The group urged its members to participate actively in the 2019 elections while asking them to promote unity and peace in Nigeria.

Ndigbo Muslims group described their marginalisation as a political strategy that is “counterproductive for the development of Igboland and the nation towards the Southeast project of Nigerian Presidency in 2023.”

The group spoke on their plan to meet with governors of the south-east states, Ohaneze Ndigbo, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Jama’atul Nasiril-Islam (JNI), the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN).

“We reaffirmed our position to participate fully in the 2019 general election and vote for candidates of individual choices, especially those who will carry Igbo Muslims along with appointments into political offices of trust,” they said.


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“It was agreed that Ndigbo Muslims contesting for positions in the forthcoming elections be massively supported for success. On this, Ndigbo Muslims should continue to strive for excellence in their private life pursuits and support governments of their respective States and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“For the progress of the Igbo Muslim Ummah, SEMON should continue to advocate for equity and fairness for Igbo Muslims. The organization should cooperate with governmental and non-governmental organizations that mean well for Igboland, for Nigeria and Igbo Muslims.”

The Ndigbo Muslims also spoke on how it wants to be identified and its plans to institute annual lecture.

“They want to be known and addressed, henceforth, as Ndigbo Muslims and in full identification and promotion of Igbo culture, including Igbo dress and language,” they said.

“In connection to this, they plan the institution of leaderships of Ndigbo Muslims in each of the five states of Southeast and of Igboland. This is to have organized leaderships like the Emirs in the North and Obas in the West.

“SEMON plans to institute an Annual Lecture to commemorate the life and achievements of late Sheikh Ibrahim Okpani Nwagui who brought Islam to limelight in Igboland.

“SEMON also encourages intermarriages amongst themselves through adoption of the Sunnah, the practical life of Prophet Muhammad in all aspects of their lives.”
I Will Give My Husband Oral Sex So I Can Make Heaven - Actress Omalicha Elom

I Will Give My Husband Oral Sex So I Can Make Heaven - Actress Omalicha Elom


Nollywood actress, Omalicha Elom, has revealed the reason she would go out of her way to perform oral sex on her husband.

In a recent interview, when asked about her thought on oral sex, the actress said: “Well, I don’t know about other people, but I don’t like it at all.”


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However, when asked what she would do if she gets married and her husband insists he wants it, she said: “Well, the bible says women should be submissive to their husbands, so if I get married and my husband wants oral sex, I’ll give it to him, so I can make heaven.”