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Friday, 30 October 2015

Why Saraki Ignores PDP Senators, Congratulates Amaechi, 36 Other Ministers

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has congratulated all the 37 ministerial nominees whose confirmation were just completed by the Senate despite the protests and boycott staged by the PDP senators over Amaechi's confirmation.

Saraki sent his congratulatory message to the ministers shortly after the last nominee, Amaechi was confirmed, and Senate plenary has been adjourned till November 3rd.

Why Saraki ignored the protest of the PDP senator is still a subject of speculations as they constituted the buck of his supports in maintainind ae firm control of the senate presidency,

Saraki's bid to stop the CCT trial has failed as the Appeal Court ruled against his pleas! Losing the support of the PDP senator may be another big blow to his determination to still remain as the President of the Nigerian Senate.

Oliseh handed a call-up to Obafemi Martins against Swaziland

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh recalls the MLS based striker Obafemi Martins back to the Super Eagles fold. 

Oliseh has invited 23 players including six home –based professionals and also handed a call-up to Obafemi for the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture against Swaziland.

It's a surprise recall to Seattle Sounders striker, Obafemi Martins as the former Inter Milan striker last played for Super Eagles of Nigeria in 2013. 

Joint Resignation: All 5 Deputy Comptroller-Generals Of Nigeria Customs Quit In Protest

The all five deputy comptroller-generals of Nigeria customs service have quit the service in protest. 

In a one-page letter jointly signed by the five of them, the senior officers of the Nigerian Customs Service said they were all unanimously and voluntarily resigning from the service of the Nigeria Customs Service having risen to the position of Deputy Comptroller-General.

However, it was gathered that the officers were scheduled to proceed on annual leave but they opted to unanimously resign.

See attached Letters

See the scheduled annual leave letters

Court Ruling: Senate President Saraki Loses Appeal To Stop CCT Trial

The Nigeria's Court Of Appeal has today rules that the Senate President, Senator Olubukola Abubakar Saraki’s trial should proceed. Hence, the appeal court sitting in Abuja dismissed an appeal brought before it by Saraki to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Appeal court on Friday, October 30, 2015 dismissed the argument of Saraki that the CCT was not a court of competent jurisdiction to handle the criminal charges preferred against him.

 “The CCT is a court of criminal jurisdiction, albeit limited jurisdiction, stated the court in its judgement today.

According to the Judgment statement: “The immediate question is whether it is a court or not. There is no inherent difference between a court and a tribunal. The only difference is that tribunals in most cases handle special cases. “The tribunal has power to impose sanctions according to the law. It is a court with specific criminal jurisdiction.”

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Nigeria Senate Confirms Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as INEC chairman

The Nigeria's senate has today confirmed the appointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman and successor of Prof Attahiru Jega after he was screened in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly.

Prof. Yakubu who answered all questions posed at him by the senators, stated that, he would not be intimidated in the discharge of his activities as INEC chairman.

Osun lecturers call off strike

The Academic Staff Unions of Osun owned tertiary institutions have ended their industrial strike action after a meeting between state government and leadership of the unions.

It was resolved at the meeting that the current financial challenges from the dwindling Federal revenue account had affected payment of salaries and other critical areas of needs of the country.

The union while signing an agreement with government at the Governor’s Office in Osogbo on Tuesday night, said it was agreed that the state had withdrawn all legal suits against the union, hence the suspension of the strike.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Chief of Army declares 100 Boko Haram terrorists wanted

The hotline numbers listed are :- 08181555888, 08160030300, 07053333123

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, launched the circulation of large posters carrying photographs of wanted Boko Haram terrorists including the supposed leader of the insurgents, Abubakar Shekau.

The large posters, with inscription written in various languages of Nigeria, also had phone numbers which the public could easily call or text to indicate which of the characters in the numbered photographs they know or have information of.

The photo posters was launched as part of the counter terrorism material packaged by the Directorate of Army Public Relations.


President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in New Delhi reaffirmed his Administration's resolute commitment to curbing corruption, plugging all loopholes in public sector accounting and deploying available resources for the good of all Nigerians.

Addressing members of the Nigerian community in India, President Buhari declared that the recovery of stolen funds and prosecution of persons who have been indicted for corrupt practices will also continue to be vigorously pursued.


President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates President Alassane Ouattara of Cote D'Ivoire on his re-election for a second term in office.

President Buhari also commends the people of Cote D'Ivoire for putting the unity, stability and progress of their country above all other interests.

The President applauds the peaceful conduct of the election, which President Ouattara won with almost 84% of the votes.


President Buhari meets with General V.K. Singh
President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday in New Delhi that despite the fall in oil prices, his Administration remains fully committed to maintaining macro-economic stability and improving investor confidence in Nigeria.

At an interactive session with Chief Executives of Indian companies with interests in Nigeria, President Buhari expressed the belief that with its abundance of human and material resources, the Nigerian economy does not have to suffer unduly from low oil prices, despite its severe impact on government revenues.

We cannot afford to fail the vulnerable among us - V P Osinbajo

This was the crux of the message I took on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Emergency Management Agency Summit in Maiduguri, today.

One of the effects of the Boko Haram Insurgency is that many of our citizens have become Internally Displaced.

For President Buhari and I, there is the outrage and anger that we feel about the mindless killings, abductions and wanton destruction perpetrated by Boko Haram.

Governor Ahmed appoints 9 special advisers

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the appointment of 9 special advisers to strengthen governance and assist in the realisation of his administration’s development aspirations.

According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sola Isiaka Gold, the appointments, which follow the State House of Assembly’s approval of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed’s request to appoint Special Advisers.

The newly appointees are as follows:

1) Barrister Gobir Hassan Ahmed, Special Adviser, Labour Matters
2) Alhaji Aliu Zakari Gunu, Special Adviser, Local Government
3) Mr. Aanu Ayodeji Ibiwoye, Special Adviser, Agriculture and Rural Water Support Services
4) Alhaji Musa Abdullahi Mohammed, Special Adviser, Rural Energy Support Services
5) Alhaji Abdullahi Duro Muhammed, Special Adviser, Emergency and Relief

DR Congo: Students, Schools at Risk in Conflict Zones

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo should increase protection for students and schools in areas of the country affected by armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
The government should endorse and carry out the international Safe Schools Declaration.

The 58-page report, “‘Our School Became the Battlefield’: Using Schools for Child Recruitment and Military Purposes in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo,” documents how armed groups have attacked schools and recruited children at school or while on their way to school. Armed groups and the Congolese army have also taken over schools for military purposes. Many children and parents told Human Rights Watch that fear of being abducted or raped kept students from attending school.


The Department of Communication and Language Arts of the University of Ibadan played host to four Chinese scholars from the Communication University of China (CUC) on 2 July, 2015.

The Chinese team was led by Professor Zhang Yanqiu, Director, Africa Communication Research Centre Communication University of China (CUC). Others in the team were Prof Chai Jianping, Dr. Long Xiaonong and Dr Luo Xue.

The team was received by the Ag Head of Department, Dr Ayo Ojebode, and went into a meeting attended by the teaching staff of the Department, including Emerita Professor Abiola Odejide. Also in attendance were a few doctoral students and an undergraduate student.

Prof Yanqiu said, “The purpose of this visit is to seek partnership with Ibadan whose fame and reputation is known all over the world”.

IMPOSSIBILITY IS NON-REALISTIC: See Fully Loaded Motorcycle Spotted In Ogbomosho This Morning

The photo of a fully loaded okada spotted in Ogbomosho, is currently making rounds on social media. Can this even be possible? REALI

According to a Twitter user, Odeyele Ayodeji, who posted the above photo on social media, this commercial motorcycle, was spotted in broad daylight along a street in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

ICPC To Probe EFCC Over Alleged Diversion Of N1trn

There were many questions raised against the EFFC on the Non-remittance of cash allegation by the House of Representatives yesterday following a motion moved by Minority Leader Leo Ogor.

Ogor is seeking an investigation into the whereabouts of the recovered loot in line with the war against corruption.  Where is the N1trillion forfeited cash with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)? Has the cash been remitted into government coffers? Was it diverted?

A businessman, George Uboh, had petitioned the Federal Ministry of Justice on the matter, accusing EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde of diverting the cash.

The ministry has directed EFCC to probe its chairman based on Uboh’s petition.

At plenary yesterday, the House directed its Committee on Financial Crimes to investigate the alleged non-remittance of the funds by EFCC.


The Nigerian Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army deployed at Bitta and Pridang on Tuesday carried out a successful raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages along Bita and Damboa road at the fringes of Sambisa forest. The troops were able to killed 30 Boko Haram terrorists. The unit also rescued 338 persons that were held captive by the terrorists in the enclaves.

The rescued persons which comprised of male 8, female 138 and children 192, have since been evacuated to Mubi. Troops also recovered arms and ammunitions during the raid operation which include 1 General Purpose Machine Gun and 2 Dane Guns, 150 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO), 6 boxes of 7.62mm (NATO) and 3 cutlasses.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Alassane Ouattara re-elected as Ivory Coast president, official results show

Ivory Coast incumbent Alassane Ouattara has won a second term as president with 83.66 percent of Sunday’s vote, the country’s Independent Electoral Commission has announced.

Election Tribunal dismisses Ladoja’s petition against Ajimobi

The Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the candidate of Accord, Sen. Rashidi Ladoja against the election of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Rivers Saga: Supreme Court Dismisses Wike’s Appeal

The Nigeria's Apex Court (Supreme Court) on Tuesday, threw out the bid by Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, challenging the territorial jurisdiction of the election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.

Wike had appealed a decision of the Court of Appeal which earlier held that the tribunal's location was in order.

According to the Supreme Court, the President of the Court of Appeal acted in line with the ‎law and described Wike's petition as being against the law..

OFFICIAL: WHO announces removal of Nigeria from polio-endemic list

The World Health Organization (WHO) has on Monday formally removes Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries. 

The announcement comes after the historic achievement of the country in interrupting the transmission of wild polio-virus for a period of 15 months, which exceeds WHO’s target for interruption. Only 2 countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) remain polio-endemic, down from more than 125 in 1988.

To recognize this landmark achievement, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, attended an official ceremony at the State House to formally announce to the Government of Nigeria, through President Muhammadu Buhari, WHO’s decision to remove Nigeria from the polio-endemic list.

Lagosians Flay Ambode's Plan to Purchase Helicopters for Traffic and Security Management

The Lagosians have been reacting negatively to thee plan by the Lagost State Governor Akinwumi Ambode to purchase three Helicopters for traffic and security management in the state.

Lagosian troop to social medias to express their displeasure to the plan of the Governor. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State had on Sunday said that his administration had concluded plans to purchase three helicopters next month to enable security agencies tackle criminal activities from the air as well assist in monitoring traffic gridlock to ease movement across the metropolis.

Every Comment is typically against the number one man of the Lagos state:


The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to an online publication in the Daily Post of today bearing the by-line of one Mr. Wale titled “Boko Haram Not Controlling Any Local Government In Borno”.

In it was alleged that “the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has dismissed insinuations that two local governments in Borno state are under the control of Islamist group, Boko Haram”, contrary to an alleged assertion by “Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, who told the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, over the weekend, that Boko Haram were in control of Abadam and Mobbar local governments in the state when he played host to Lawal, who led a six-man delegation of the Federal Government sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to commiserate with Borno and Adamawa states following the recent suicide attacks targeted at Mosques in the two states”. The report further alleged that General Buratai disputed the claims by the Governor.

Monday, 5 October 2015


Prof. Olayinka and Governing Council chairman
Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka has been appointed as the new of the first University in Nigeria, University of Ibadan according to the information that was made available through the University web portal - http://ui.edu.ng
The statement signed by the Director of Public Communication of the institution, Olatunji Oladejo, confirmed that the appointment of Prof. Olayinka takes effect from  01 December, 2015.

The statement Reads:

MADNESS: NASS planning immunity laws for Senate President, Speaker,CJN

Another interesting time in Nigeria as the NASS plans to grants Senate President, Speaker and CJN immunity. This no doubt, is the immunity to steal?

Nigeria's National Assembly is set to begin the process of Constitution amendment towards ensuring immunity for heads of the three arms of government.

To also benefit from the immunity, when the Constitution is amended, are the Deputy Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, his deputy and the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN).

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was recently docked by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over the alleged falsification in his asset declaration over 10 years ago.

Ex-INEC Chairman, Prof. Jega Baged U.S.' IFES Award

Ex-INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega bags the U.S. based International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Award called Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award, 2015. the award was in recognition of the roles of the INEC officers and that of prof. Jega in patrtticular during the last Nigeria's 2015 general elections which IFES described as a statement of hope for democracy.

Professor Jega, on Wednesday, 30th September 2015, was also given an Integrity Award by U. S.-based Nigerian Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) at the Waldorf Astoria, New York.

In his remarks before presentation of the award to Professor Jega, IFES President and CEO, William R. Sweeny, described the Nigerian 2015 elections as “an important statement about the viability of democracy in countries experiencing transition.”

Ex-INEC Chair Jega Hopes in Technology, Urges Global Attention to Nigeria

Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has expressed the optimism that increasing use and mastery of technology by the commission would enhance the transparency and credibility of Nigerian elections.

He said despite momentary challenges encountered with the Smart Card Reader in the 2015 general election, its use along with chip-based Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) contributed in a major way to the positive acclaim of the elections.

Saturday, 3 October 2015


President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned in the strongest terms the latest terror attacks in Abuja. The attacks in Maiduguri, Yola and Abuja were apparently timed to coincide with Independence Day celebrations when Nigerians would be commemorating and rejoicing. The President condoles with the families of the dead and prays for the speedy recovery of the injured.

These cowardly attacks expose the real face of the planners and perpetrators of these crimes. What quarrel do they have with the good people of Nyanya motor park? What issue do they have with innocent people in market places in Maiduguri and Yola?

Russia to Intensify Air Strike in Syria, warns US to Keep Off

Contrary to the calls by the United States of America and her allies in the middle East, Britain, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar that Russia should stop its military air strike in Syria. Russian army has confirmed it will intensify air strike of the ISIS targets in Syria and that US and her allies should just keep off!

Russia had warned the United States ahead of launching its air strikes and recommended that the United States stop its own flights in areas where Russia’s air force was operating, a senior Russian army official said on Saturday.

United States condemns Abuja bomb blasts

According to a release from the embassy of the United States in Abuja, the U.S. Government has condemned Friday’s bomb blasts in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

A statement by Sean McIntosh of American Embassy in Abuja, said the U.S. government strongly condemned the multiple explosions in the Nyanya and Kuje areas of Abuja on October 2, as well as the suicide bombings and militant attacks in Maiduguri and Adamawa on October 1, Nigeria’s independence anniversary.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and injured,” the statement said.

Senate President Saraki Condemns Abuja Bomb Blasts, Advocates Increased Intelligence Gathering

Senate President Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday condemned the bomb explosions in the satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kuje and Nyanya, while calling on Security agencies to step up intelligence gathering activities.

Saraki in a statement Signed by his Media Office in Abuja, urged Nigerians not to panic, as the renewed attacks are signs that the days of Boko Haram are numbered.

He commended the security agencies for their quick response to the incidents in Nyanya and Kuje, especially the prompt evacuation of both the dead and injured to medical facilities where they are receiving needed for medical attention.

Buhari Condoles with Victims of Bomb Blast, Sends Delegates to the scene, hospital (Photo)

The Nigerian Presidential delegation comprising of Chief of Staff Abba Kyari, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal and others visited the scenes of the bomb blast and hospitals where the injured are undergoing treatment.

Aside sending the delegation to the scene of the Abuja bomb blast and Hospital, President Muhammedu Buhari has also through his Twitter hand "@MBuhari" identified with the victims of the dastardic Boko Haram acts.

Buhari As Petroleum Minister, What he will do - Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina was guest on Kakaaki, a program of Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Thursday, October 1.

Here are excerpts from the interview:

Q: First of all, let’s look at the President’s October 1 broadcast. What do you make of it?

A: We must recognise that it is a National Day broadcast, and he started by reviewing the state of the polity, particularly our march towards nationhood 55 years after flag independence. Are we a nation yet? Are we just a conglomeration of ethnic nationalities? I think on a day like this, that is the most important thing, all the others are ancillary, though important. It was an efficient broadcast, it may be short but it touched a number of crucial issues.

Q: One issue that has been generating lots of reactions is the ministerial list. The President did promise sometime in July that he was going to name his ministers in September. But what we saw was a submission of ministerial list to the National Assembly.

A: We also need to mind the process and the procedure, Our federal lawmakers would be the first people to kick if the President just reeled out the names of the Ministers and their portfolios. That would not be in order. What he does is to nominate and send to the Senate and after clearance, the Ministers begin to work. At any given time, procedure must be followed.

Wake Buhari Up Now Before Its Too Late!

Multiple bomb explosion hit the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja last night. The release of prisoners in Kuje prison was reported to be the motive behind Kuje bombing’.

Like many others, scores of people died in this multiple bomb blasts in Abuja yesterday night. The Maiduguri independent day bombing also claimed many live!

It seems the Boko Haram insurgency is not part of the Job schedule of DSS again. They are greatly concerned about the alleged corruption cases and abuse of office. They only ransacks Akwa Ibom government house, Dasuki's house, Rivers and Akwa Ibom INEC offices etc...

When would they ransack the houses of Boko haram sponsors ? that was accused of sabotaging the war against Boko Haram insurgency in North Eastern Nigeria Or that doesn't matter ? Only politics...

Chris Huhne, His Mistress and The Platform Repartee By Faseyiku

Nigeria's Senate
The unfailingly entertaining and erudite Pius Adesanmi grabbed his audience at The Platform on October 1, the day Nigeria celebrated her 55th post independence birthday, wooing his audience about the metaphor of what we all miss about Nigeria. If truth be told, what we in the diaspora miss about Nigeria is the "I can get away with it" mindset. We miss not being afraid of the policeman (unless he is cocking his rifle). That is because we can always flash shekels in front of him and have him give us a salutation. We miss our road rages. We can always shout ourselves hoarse at the driver of the car in front or beside us and rain expletives on them. We miss not being afraid of a judge because we can always lie barefacedly in front of a judicial officer and in some case intimidate him or her, even right in front of the bench. We can use the instrumentality of the executive office to trample on anything and get away with it. We miss hearing or saying that short sentence: "Do you know who I am?"

Dr. PEREGRINO BRIMAH EXPOSES JONATHANIAN FICTION - "Why Jonathanians desperately want Osinbajo and El-Rufai to fight"

The first malicious tale was cooked up by Jonathan's Trent blog. (We all knew when Jonathan Wendell Simlin, aka Reno Omokri, Reuben and co established the online blog for 2015 election campaigns). The lie invented described a so-called clash between Vice president Yemi Osinbajo and Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai, with the Vice allegedly storming out during an alleged National Economic Council (NEC) held on 17th September, 2015.

The astonishing truth however as confirmed at the time from those on ground was that not only was there no such clash or walk-out but worse yet, there was no such stated meeting actually held that day. On the very day the Vice President and Kaduna Governor were chatting in the Vice's office when perhaps having heard the ridiculous rumor invented or perhaps per chance, they tweeted a picture of them together in Osinbajo's office.


LOVE (Part1) : Message from Pastor (Dr) E. O. Abina, The General Overseer of GOFAMINT

Sunday 4th October, 2015.

“And walk in love, (esteeming and delighting in another) as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God (for you, so that it became) a sweet fragrance” (Eph 5:2 AMP).

The world is in chaos and turmoil today because for the most part, the four letter word (L-O-V-E) with a big meaning, is usually ignored when decisions are made. Everyone needs love, it is a commodity that is accepted everywhere, if it is rightly dispensed. Yet people find it easy to love themselves and hate others;in issues relating to themselves, they are lawyers defending themselves especially when they are wrong, but when it relates to others they become a judge, criticizing, condemning and judging. Clearly, the undercurrent that flows below many problems in the world is as a result of lack of love, towards people or God.




Memory Verse: (Exo. 2:12) NKJV

So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand 

Snapshot: Three days of Russian air strikes on Syria And Criticisms, Paris States 3 Conditions to Cooperate with Russia in Syria

Sukhoi warplanes used by Russia in Syria anti-terror
A snapshot of developments since Russia's first air strikes on Syria, an intervention the West says is directed more at regime opponents than Islamic State group jihadists.

On Friday, French President Francois Hollande and Russia's Vladimir Putin had an in-depth discussion on Syria on Friday in which they "tried to narrow down differences on political transition," an aide to Hollande said after the two met in Paris.

The aide did not say if they had succeeded in any way in the 1h15-minute conversation, which took place ahead of a meeting the two men had with the leaders of Germany and Ukraine aimed at resolving the Ukraine crisis.

El Faro Cargo Ship with 33 Crew (31 Americans) Missing in Hurricane

A cargo ship with 33 people has been reported missing in the stormy conditions created by Hurricane Joaquin. According to published reports, U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that “it was searching for a cargo ship with 33 people aboard that went missing during the Category 4 storm.

Hurricane Joaquin battered homes and houses in Bahamas, it also uprooted trees along its path of destruction.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Why Boko Haram Terrorists Detonate Bomb In Abuja

Multiple bomb explosion hit the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja  last night. the release of prisoners in Kuje prison was reported to be the motive behind Kuje, Nyanya bombing’.

The  Bombing explosions were said to have been carried out by a female suicide bomber who attempted hitting the Kuje police station at about 9:51pm and a second blast from a suicide bomber on a motorcycle who detonated explosives in front of the Kuje market, killing dozens of people 15 minutes later while the last was detonated at the Nyanya  near Abuja .

According to the reports, the target of the bombing was the freeing of some Boko Haram prisoners that were incarcerated at the Kuje prisons, alluding to the fact that the Nyanya bombing which occurred was meant to be a decoy.

Kuje Bombing was said to have shaken several buildings and sent many residents scampering for cover and several people reported dead.




Memory Verse: 2nd Kings 5:14

Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 

Read: 2nd Kings 5:9-14

9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

Jonathan's Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Arrested In London, granted Bail

National Crime Agency (NAC) of the United Kingdom has confirmed the arrest of four persons, including Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources Allison-Madueke, for international bribery and corruption.

Ex petroleum minister have been granted Bail in UK and her passport seized as she was ask to report at Charing cross police on Monday.

A statement on NCA’s website revealed that the arrests were made by its newly formed International Corruption Unit.

Several people feared dead as bomb blasts rock Abuja

Two satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have been rocked by powerful bomb explosions in which scores of innocent people are feared to have died.

Several bombs detonated in the Kuje, Jikowyi, Maraba and Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Area of Abuja, shattering the peaceful atmosphere that had reigned in Abuja for more than a year.

The explosions occured almost simultaneously around midnight at the Kuje Market and the vicinity of Nyanya Police Station.

“The National Emergency Management Agency has deployed its rescue teams in the evacuation of the victims to various hospitals. The explosions which occured almost simultaneously have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries but the rescue operations coordinated by NEMA is still ongoing,” NEMA Press Officer Manzo Ezekiel said in a terse statement.

SaharaReporters reports that : Today’s bomb attacks seemed to have been predicted in tweets by one “Chima Okoro63” who posted several tweets on October 1, 2015, stating that Islamist insurgents belonging to Boko Haram planned to bomb police, navy and army formations and kill many security agents.

It is unclear whether Nigeria’s security agents were aware of the tweets or if they took any action based on them.

International coalition urge Russia to stop bombing Syria over fears of civilian deaths; Putin, Hollande had 1h15-minute conversation over Syria

The US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) urges Vladimir Putin's forces to 'immediately cease attacks on opposition and civilians' in Syria.

Russian officials dismissed reports of civilian casualties as 'information warfare' and insisted strikes are targeting extremists.

 Iraq said Russian intervention is a welcome development.

The US and members of the international coalition bombing Isis have urged Russia to stop attacking the Syrian opposition and expressed “deep concern” over its intervention.

This is contained in a joint statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry with the U.S., Germany, Britain, France, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, on Friday.


“Out of the 11 Senators who are members of the APC North East caucus, eight voted for Ali Ndume while three voted for Sen Ahmed Lawan and since politics is a game of numbers, the candidate with majority of the senators emerged as leader

The Senate President must always do what the senators want and must even carry along his colleagues at all times. Saraki is very popular among us today because he is always respecting our opinion and usually doing what we want.

Many people did not know or understand what happened then. Truly, many of us prefer Ndume to Lawan. The fact that Ndume contested the post of Deputy Senate President and at that time and he sought the support of most senators, made it easy for him to get our support"-Sen Hamman Misau(Bauchi Central)

Syria Conflict: Putin, Hollande Meet In Paris Amid Tension

Footage of Russia's bombing in Syria
The French and Russian presidents are set for talks on Friday amid fears Russia is carrying out “indiscriminate” air strikes on Syrian militants.

As the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine meet in Paris Friday to discuss Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart François Hollande are holding private talks amid rising tensions over Russian strikes in Syria.

The main summit, scheduled to negotiate a fragile peace deal in Ukraine, has been overshadowed by a refugee crisis spurred by the war in Syria and Russia’s dramatic military intervention there.

In Syria, French military, like the US, is targeting Islamic State (IS) fighters with air strikes. But the US says Russia is carrying out random strikes against the Syrian opposition.

Operation to recover the Chibok girls is alive and ongoing

The Nigerian Military says operation to recover the Chibok girls is alive and still ongoing but added that it will not be in a hurry to rescue the secondary schoolgirls in Chibok who were abducted in April 2014.

The Acting Director, Defence Information, Military Headquarters, Abuja, Col. Rabe Abubakar, who said this at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, noted that while it was of utmost concern to the military to rescue the girls, the operation required demanded adequate patience and planning.

Col. Rabe Abubakar added that recent efforts by the military in the rescue of over 200 women and children held captive by Boko Haram proved that the military was on course in recovering the girls.

He said, “The issue of the low morale of the Nigerian military men has now become a thing of the past. The operation to recover the Chibok girls is alive and still ongoing. We have continued to make rescue efforts, and we will do all within our powers to bring the girls.

Why Angrily Obama Calls For Action As 10 Dead In School Massacre,Blasted Congress For Failure To Act In The Face Of Killings

A visibly angry President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea for gun control after a shooting at an Oregon college left 10 dead and seven wounded, saying such tragedies had become "routine".

In the close-knit community of Roseburg, large crowds turned out for a candlelight vigil for the victims of Thursday's killing spree at Umpqua Community College, which ended with the assailant dying during a shootout with police. "Somehow this has become routine," Obama said of the attack, as he blasted Congress for its failure to act in the face of such killings.

"We've become numb to this... It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun." "Prayers are not enough," the stony-faced president said. "We can actually do something about it, but we're going to have to change our laws."

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Russia rejects criticism of air strikes in Syria, Iraq welcomes air strikes

Lavrov says operations targeting "ISIL and other terrorist groups", with announcement of raids in two Syrian provinces.

Russia's foreign minister has defended Russia's military operations in Syria after it came under international criticism during a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York.

Addressing the media on Thursday, Sergey Lavrov said the goal of the Russian military operation was in response to the request of President Bashar al-Assad and on the basis of the decision granted by the Russian parliament with the Russian president and in accordance with the Russian constitution.

Russian warplanes backing Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad bombed rebel groups for a second day Thursday as reports suggested Iran is sending combat troops to support the embattled regime in Damascus.

Multiple Explosions Shake Maiduguri

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A multiple explosions rocked Dala Pai area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in Nigeria’s troubled North-East.

“T‎he explosions which occurred between 7:30 and 7:36 p.m. took place near the Gomari area where explosions killed many recently,” a Daily Trust report said.

There is no information yet about the casualty figure.

More details soon!


Information reaching the Theatre Command, OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE indicates that Boko Haram terrorists have now resorted to poisoning water sources like wells and streams in areas they were dislodged by gallant troops or areas threatened by offensive operations.

The latest being the poisoning of the cattle water ponds in KANGALLAM village along MARTE and ABADAM axis in Borno State where a large number of cattle died after drinking water from the ponds. Credible information available to the Theatre Command indicates that though no human life was lost as a result of the barbaric act of the terrorists, however, some cattle were killed after drinking water from some poisoned sources.