Saturday, August 19, 2017

Senate President Bukola Saraki Welcomes President Buhari Home On Behalf Of All Senators

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki thanked God for the safe return and recovery of the President, and reaffirmed the commitment of the National Assembly to continue working alongside the President in achieving objectives aimed at improving the standard of living of Nigerians  and overall development of the country.

“I thank Almighty Allah for bringing President Muhammadu Buhari back whole, hale and hearty,” the Senate President said, “When we met just two days ago, it was clear that Mr. President would soon be coming back home. In this regard, on behalf of all the Senators, I welcome him back to the country.

“We must also commend Professor Yemi Osinbajo, our Vice President, who, as Acting President, held the forte in Mr. President’s absence.

“Now that President Buhari has returned home, both branches of government, the executive and the legislature, must continue to sync our policy and legislative objectives to strengthen our economy through the diversification of our revenue streams; creating opportunities for more private sector participation in the economy; and creating access to capital for MSMEs and would-be entrepreneurs. We must also tackle the unemployment problem head-on. We can only do this, working together.

“Moving forward, over the next few weeks, I am sure I speak on behalf of all the Senators when I say that we look forward to considering the Virement request by the Presidency which is before the National Assembly, and working towards the early presentation, consideration and passage of the 2018 budget.

“May the Almighty Allah continue to bless our nation, and give our President, Muhammadu Buhari, the strength and wisdom to lead us successfully ” the Senate President said.
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Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Pres. Buhari's Return, Credits Return Of The President To Resume Or Resign Group

He credited it to the one that took place in London yesterday.
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President Muhammadu Buhari Arrives Aso Villa, Abuja (Pics + Video)

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives residence and is welcomed by Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and other prominent Nigerians, who were already waiting there, ahead of him from airport.. Awww.. Even Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, is there too. See more pics + video below..

Watch the video below..
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Another Nigerian Woman Has Fallen To The Knife Of A EVIL Brute Husband (Pics)

   ''THE SATISTIC KEEPS PILLING, YET OUR SISTERS HAVE REFUSED TO RECEIVE SENSE. This young man stabbed his wife to death just because the food she served him was very hot"se oro niyen"they got married January 26 2017.... R.I.P Bolatito ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”'' Ifeyinwa Okechi

Credit: Ifeyinwa Okechi
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President Buhari Pictured With His Pretty Daughter And In-Law At Abuja House, London

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met with his daughter, Safina Buhari and his in-law at the Abuja House in London, where he is currently on a medical leave.

The president who looked refreshed posed for a picture with the duo.. Meanwhile, Bubu is due to arrive the country today.
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Kim Kardashian West Is Set To Co-Host Live With Ryan Seacrest And Kelly Ripa

She's the highest earning person in reality TV. And now Kim Kardashian is taking her turn as a talk show host.

The selfie queen is set to join Ryan Seacrest on ABC's Live With Kelly And Ryan on August 28 where she'll temporarily step in for longtime favorite Kelly Ripa.

This isn't the social media mogul's first time on the AM show. Back in 2012 Kim teamed up with the blonde hostess and wife of Mark Consuelos while Seacrest was away.

The August episode is a must-watch event, with Kim planning to dish on the upcoming season of KUWTK and her family.
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Beast Of A Man Arrested After Being Caught Molesting His Niece While Sitting Inside A Hospital Waiting-Room

Another pic of a man casually molesting a young girl in a public place has gone viral on Chinese social media.

The pic, reportedly taken at a Chongqing hospital on Monday morning, shows a man sticking his hands inside the pants of a young girl who is seated on his lap. 

According to an eyewitness who uploaded the image online, after returning from her checkup, the girl sat back down on the man’s lap and his hands once again reached inside her pants. 

The girl showed no reaction to the molestation, continuing to play on her smartphone.

The shocking pic quickly sparked widespread outrage online, leading to an investigation by police. This morning, Chongqing police released a statement, saying that the suspect had been arrested and had confessed to the molestation. Police said that the man is the girl’s uncle (her father’s sister’s husband).

This comes only a few days after an 18-year-old man was spotted groping his underaged adopted sister inside a Nanjing railway station waiting room. That man has also been arrested while police carry out an investigation into the incident.

Chinese citizens are appalled by this recent trend of public pedophilia and have recommended both castration and better early sex education to deal with the problem. 

Meanwhile, hearts have gone out to the two young victims. “If this is the kind of thing these men do in public, I cannot imagine what goes on in private. There must be a thorough investigation!” wrote one Weibo user.
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President Buhari Receives General Overseer Of RCCG, Pastor Adeboye, In Abuja House, London (See Pic)

President Buhari receives General Overseer Worldwide Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye at the Abuja House London, yesterday, Friday, 18th August, 2017.
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Nigerian Army Officially Opens Complaint Center Where Nigerians Can Report Soldiers For Maltreating Civilians

The Nigerian Army has released a code for citizens to call to lodge complaints against soldiers for maltreating civilians.

According to the Director, Civil Military Affairs, Solomon Kumapayi, the Army would respond promptly to complaints of human rights abuses by civilians against any of its personnel nationwide.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has directed us to go round Army formations to sensitize our troops on human rights activities and their conduct whether on operations or out of operation.

   ''The COAS has set-up human rights desk at the army headquarters. So, he directed same to be set-up at formation levels at the divisional headquarters. “It is also to be set-up outside divisional headquarters to allow easy access for civilian populace to reach us.'' He explained.

He said a Call Centre with sort code 183, had been set up to reach out to the human rights desks on any network. “Someone is there to receive your complaints and immediate action will be taken, and the Army Chief is being briefed daily on all calls that come in,” he added.
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Finland Mass Stabbing Was Terror Attack By An 18-Year-Old Moroccan

Police are now investigating a stabbing spree in Finland that left two people dead as a terrorist attack, police said Saturday, identifying the suspect as an 18-year-old Moroccan citizen.

“The incidents were initially investigated as murders, but in light of further information received during the night, the offences include now murders with terrorist intent and their attempts,” police said in a statement.
The suspect’s “identity is known to the police. He is an 18-year-old Moroccan citizen,” it said, providing no other details about him.

Police shot and wounded the knife-wielding suspect on Friday, arresting him minutes after an afternoon stabbing rampage at a busy market square in Turku in southwestern Finland.
Police on Saturday raised the number of injured in the attack from six to eight, adding that the injured included an Italian national and two Swedes. The other victims were all Finns.

Police also arrested five people in a Turku apartment overnight.

“There was a raid and we have now six suspects in custody, the main suspect and five others,” detective superintendent Markus Laine of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) told AFP.

“We are investigating the role of these five other people but we are not sure yet if they had anything to do with (the attack)… We will interrogate them, after that we can tell you more. But they had been in contact with the main suspect,” Laine said.
In June, Finland’s intelligence and security agency Supo raised the country’s terror threat level by a notch, from “low” to “elevated”, the second notch on a four-tier scale.

It said at the time it saw an increased risk of an attack committed by the the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.

Flags at half-mast

Police have said they are collaborating with the Finnish Immigration Service and international authorities in their investigation.
“Several national authorities are participating in the investigation. We are also working together with our foreign colleagues to investigate the case,” it said in a tweet.

The suspect is being treated in hospital in intensive care for a gunshot wound to the thigh.

The motive for the attack was not yet known.

“We haven’t yet interrogated the main suspect because of his medical condition,” Laine said.

Police also said they had impounded a white Fiat Ducato van suspected of being tied to Friday’s stabbing, but provided no other information about how it was linked.
On Saturday, the interior ministry ordered flags to fly at half-mast across Finland in honour of the victims.

The Nordic country also raised its emergency readiness nationwide after the stabbing, increasing security at airports and train stations and putting more officers on the streets.

Media reports in Finland said police believed the suspect had picked his victims at random, but Laine could not confirm that.

Police have said it was likely the suspect acted alone, but said Friday they were looking for “other possible perpetrators.”

In Turku, Finnish President, Sauli Niinisto, attended a vigil held in the Turku Cathedral on Friday evening in honour of the victims.

AFP
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President Buhari Set To Return To Nigeria Today From London

According to Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), President Muhammadu Buhari, will return to the country later today, Saturday, August 19th, after receiving medical attention in London.

President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August 21, 2017.
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Three Corpers Die In Fatal Road Accident Along Kano Expressway (Graphic Pics)

Three Corps members who recently left the NYSC orientation camp, have reportedly died along Kano road! This is just way too heartbreaking!! May their young souls rest in perfect peace. Graphic pics below...
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Nigerian Lady Sues American Airlines For $3.4M Over Claims Flight Attendant Spoilt Her Wedding Day

A Boston-Nigerian woman has filed a lawsuit demanding $3.4million plus interest, costs and attorney's fees after alleging that an American Airlines flight attendant destroyed her wedding dress as she was travelling to her ceremony.

Yewande Oteh claims she 'suffered severe diarrhea, dehydration and depressive symptoms' after a flight attendant went into an overhead bin and dumped red wine on her wedding dress in court papers filed by her mother in United States District Court, District of New Jersey.

She also claims that she remained 'physically and emotionally ill over the next week' and was unable to enjoy her Jamaican wedding, which took place back in August 2015.

The lawsuit is asking that Yewande, her lawyer husband, Chidi, their then-nine-month-old son, her mother and attorney, Yvette Sterling and her sister, Dr. Kemi Fajolu, each be compensated for the 'sustained and continued emotional and physical distress.'

Yewande filed the lawsuit against American Airlines and not the flight attendant 'Melanie Masters,' whose 'willful and wanton conduct has caused her a lifetime of damage,' reports claim.

American Airlines told DailyMail in a statement that they are reviewing the lawsuit.
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Young Man Beheaded In Rivers State (Graphic Pics)

Oh dear!! Cult killings and bloodshed appear to have started again in Rivers state, following the gruesome murder of another person.

Residents of Elele area of Rivers state woke up this morning to a shocking discovery, as a young man was found beheaded in the area by unknown assailants.

Reports reveal that security operatives are yet to arrive the scene.
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One Killed As Bayelsa APC Inaugurates Acting Chairman!!

At least one person has been reported killed during the inauguration of the Acting Chairman of the Bayelsa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

Channels TV reports that this follows the violence that erupted at the venue of the event as many supporters of the party gathered for the commencement of the ceremony.

Hoodlums allegedly loyal to the expelled party chairman in the state were said to have invaded the venue firing gunshots to scare the people away.

Details later…
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Barcelona And Cambrils Attacks: Five Terrorists Shot Dead In Spanish Resort (Pics + Video)

Five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts have been shot dead by police after ramming civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town in a second attack to hit the country, as officials revealed they believe a gas canister atrocity was being planned.

Seven people, including a police officer, were injured in the vehicle attack in Cambrils - hours after a rampaging van driver left 13 people dead and more than 100 wounded around 70 miles away in Barcelona.

Bystanders ran for their lives as gunfire broke out close to the coastal town's beachfront promenade early on Friday morning. Residents were ordered to take cover indoors as bullets tore through the air.

Investigators later revealed that they believe a cell of eight people might have been involved and had been planning an attack with gas canisters.

In the wake of the carnage in Cambrils, several controlled blasts were carried out in the area. Police said the attackers had been wearing explosive belts, which experts later concluded were fake.

Investigators said they are working on the theory that the attacks in Cambrils and Barcelona, as well as an explosion in the town of Alcanar on Wednesday, are linked.
Police officers by the upturned car used to target civilians in a second terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday.

A major manhunt for the driver of the van that mowed down holidaymakers and locals on Las Ramblas - a popular tourist thoroughfare in Barcelona - is continuing.

Three people have so far been arrested over the attack, including Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan who is believed to have rented the van used in Barcelona.
Driss Oukabir who is believed to have rented the van used in the Barcelona attack.

The second man arrested has not been named. The third person, who was arrested in the Spanish city of Ripoll on Friday morning, is believed to be an associate of Oukabir and not the van driver, who fled unarmed and remains on the run.

The third arrested man could have been the driver of a car that drove into a police checkpoint on Thursday night, investigators believe.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest on Spanish soil since more than 190 people died in the Madrid train bombs in 2004. Stay with us for the latest updates. Watch the video below..


Source: TheTelegraph
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ASUU Strike Set To Be Called Off Next Week - Minister Of Education, Adamu Adamu

Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, said that, the indefinite strike declared by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, would be called off within the next one week.

According to reports, Adamu met with the leadership of the senate committee on Education today, and said ongoing negotiations between the Federal government and the executive members of ASUU, indicates that the strike would be called off within the next one week. Adamu said negotiations between the Federal government and the academic union are ongoing.

Recall that on Sunday, August 13th, ASUU declared an indefinite strike over the failure to implement its 2009 agreement with the Federal government and 2013 memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Other reasons listed for the strike include non-payment of salaries, non-payment of earned academic allowance (EAA), removal of universities staff schools from funding by government and non-implementation of provisions of the 2014 pension reform act with respect to retired professors and their salaries.

The memo issued by ASUU reads in part;

   ''The national executive council (NEC) of ASUU met at the university of Abuja main campus, Giri, on the 12th of August 2017 to consider the results of a referendum from all branches in a bid to ascertain ways of convincing government to implement outstanding aspects of the 2009 agreement and MoU of 2013.

   ''The result of the referendum showed that an overwhelming majority of the branches of our union voted for the strike. In the light of the foregoing, and having exhausted all avenues to get government to fully implement the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement and the 2013 MoU as well as related demands, resolved to embark on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action commencing Sunday, 13th August 2017.”
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Na Wa! Young Thief Arrested For Same Crime Just Few Days After Serving 1-Year-Jail Sentence In Imo State

A suspected thief, Madabuchukwu Unamba, who also works as a bus conductor was arrested yesterday by operatives of Imo security Network Oru West, for same offence he served a one-year-jail sentence for.

The native of Ebonyi state who confessed having once escaped from Police cell, broke into a shop, alongside his driver accomplice, Nwa Papa, and stole eleven (11) Vehicle batteries, one (1) Tiger Power Generating set as well as five (5) mobile Phones. However they ran out of luck, as they were nabbed.
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DSS Unsuccessfully Tries To Arrest Reno Omokri Over His New Book.. And He Reacts

Media Aide to the immediate past President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Reno Omokri, arrest by the DSS at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport was unsuccessful.

Confirming this in an email to Vanguard, Reno said he had sent a consignment of the book, “Facts Versus Fiction”, to Nigeria for sales but when the distributor of the book got to the airport to pick the cargo, he was accosted by a Customs agent who began interrogating him until a DSS agent came up to him and took over the interrogation.

Omokri had told Vanguard via an e-mail:

   ''The DSS agent kept asking the distributor, ‘are you the author?’ to which the distributor responded in the negative. At which point, the distributor was detained and taken to an office with four or five other people in it.

   ''After some minutes, the distributor, who heard the DSS agent discussing his fate in an adjoining room, began moving to the door, which had been left ajar, and then bolted and took to his heels.''

Also, in an electronic voice mail sent to Vanguard, the distributor said he was repeatedly asked “Are you the author?” “Where is the author?” and “where is your passport?” among several questions to which he told them ''he was not the author and neither was he travelling abroad.”

He said he also told the operatives that the author was not in the country.

Here’s his reaction to the arrest move;
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Oh Dear! 62 People Killed By Strange Illness In Kogi State

62 people have been confirmed dead in Kogi State, after being struck by an unknown ailment as confirmed by the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Audu.

It was gathered that the community which had most causalities of the strange illness that was initially thought to be Lassa fever, as victims had symptoms similar to Lassa fever such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting was Okoloke in Yagba West Local Government Area of the state.

Other affected communities include Okunran and Isanlu-Esa – both villages in Yagba West LGA. According to Commissioner, the State Government ruled out Lassa Fever as the cause of the deaths, as samples of the disease have already been taken for quick identification of the illness to prevent more deaths.
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