Wednesday, 28 June 2017

 Davido Still High On Ronaldo’s IG Follow - Ore Ronaldo

Davido Still High On Ronaldo’s IG Follow - Ore Ronaldo

He is definitely going to milk and rub this in all our faces until he can no longer do so.
Davido, is still basking in the euphoria of Cristiano Ronaldo following him on IG as he again took to the social media platform to relish this new found relationship, sharing a photo of himself ”imaginarily” being hugged by Ronaldo (as that’s what it seems like) and penning a caption that further confirms most people’s fears and thoughts.
The DMW boss captioned the photo:
Ore Ronaldo, a caption which simply means friend to Ronaldo when translated.
The post of course did not sit well with a few fans who sem to have had enough of this as they took to the comment section to slam him.
  • teemtopeDavido….e b like say u go still go CNN or radio Nigeria CU’s of did Ronaldo tin….cool dwn , stop acting like Imade….. No hard feelings…..
  • diamond_ujThought as much badluck davido # u av succeeded in giving the innocent Ronaldo badluck foolish goat @ adeleke david
  • teeomish?this guy is a case
  • falanadayo(Ore Ronaldo !) lol y you going crazy over these ? Na follow he follow you o he can also unfollo

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

djspinall ft olamide gimmie love lyrics

djspinall ft olamide gimmie love lyrics

O my baby girl baby girl o.
O baby
I am feeling your style and i dey jealous. O baby
When i am with you i no dey feel lo lo lo lo o. 
Because I love you so.
Oya come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
My baby come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
Oya come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
Come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
Baby girl you fine girl no be small and the way you dey wine girl no be small and you chocolate coco my say.
I like the you wine like a machine. 
Oya baby put am for reverse. 
Make the people dey relax. 
My baby sha you no dey gree. 
Turn around 360 degrees. 
Aa giving me kiss. 
Like American biscuits. 
Your body na fire. 
Baby I can't feel the breeze. 
Aa giving me love. 
Wey sweet like nigerian jolof. 
I know you love the song. 
Na baddo and spinall.

O my baby girl baby girl o.
O baby
I am feeling your style and i dey jealous. O baby
When i am with you i no dey feel lo lo lo lo o. 
Because I love you so.
Oya come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
My baby come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
Oya come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
Come give me love o come give me love o ehBaby girl kini level.
Shey na sweet love in the peddle.
Body yen to fresh bi omode to shi wa ni nu cradle.
Ma lo sun ma lo gentle
couz the water still dey hot for the kettle.
Make you wine make you bend low make you wine like you all alone in your bedroom.
My baby go down low now go down.
Bere mo le now komaro now komaro.
My sho damo na sho damo.
I want another one another.
Oya baby cover won na cover.
Na you be my lover girl my lover.
See your yansh ****.
Baby arrest ti me like olopa.

O my baby girl baby girl o.
O baby
I am feeling your style and i dey jealous. O baby
When i am with you i no dey feel lo lo lo lo o. 
Because I love you so.
Oya come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
My baby come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
Oya come give me love o come give me love o eh. 
Come give me love o come give me love o eh.

Mama mama an give me love, give me love you never given me before.
Give me love o. 
Oya come give me love. 
Chi chi. Ladies. 
Dj Spinall, baddo in the building top boy. 
Ey, i love you menh

Sunday, 26 February 2017

How to change background of an image using photoshop

How to change background of an image using photoshop

In this video i try to make it possible to simplify the tutorial. In this tutorial you will learn how to change the background of any image. If you noticed it in the tutorial the process was quite difficult to remove. When i was small i used to wonder how they do it. The thing surprises most is that you will snap picture somewhere else when the picture is printed you will be seeing yourself in a place you have never been in your life. But one day i said to myself that i will know how those photographer have been doing it, and my work paid out. The most astonishing thing is that photoshop can do more than we think it can do.

Please watch this video with utmost concentration so that you can understand what is being done. no matter how simple i made this video to be i know some people will still find trouble with it. If you are one of those people who finds trouble with the tutorial please endeavor  to drop comment so that i can put you through either through video or through text. Thanks for taking your time to watch my video. Have a wonderful day


In this video i talked about how we can remove spot from any picture of our choice. i know some people will be finding it difficult to use photoshop to remove spot from image. for photographer this tutorial is very essential because after take shot of you customers and your customer happens to be the type that has spot in is body or face you shouldn't find it difficult do. It is also useful for those who are photo addict. photo addict in the sense that they always like snapping pictures and he has a lot of spot in is face or any where in is body this tutorial will be useful to that kind of people. And also for educational purpose. That is you can be given assignment to remove spot from a particular image after watching this video you shouldn't find it difficult to. Please stay tune for more tutorial on photoshop to come.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

English FA charges Wenger for misconduct

English FA charges Wenger for misconduct

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was charged with misconduct by England’s governing Football Association on Monday after an alleged altercation with the fourth official during Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley, AFP reports.
The veteran French boss was dismissed from his technical area by referee Jon Moss after being angered by the award of a stoppage-time penalty to Burnley, having allegedly verbally abused fourth official Anthony Taylor.
Wenger, 67, then tried to watch the closing minutes of the match in the tunnel at north London club Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and television pictures then showed him pushing Taylor when asked to move back.
Arsenal eventually won the match 2-1 after Alexis Sanchez scored an even later stoppage-time penalty following Andre Gray’s spot-kick equaliser that cancelled out Shkodran Mustafi’s opening goal for the title-chasing Gunners.
Wenger, Arsenal’s manager since 1996, apologised for his behaviour after the match but that did not prevent him being charged by the FA on Monday.
“Arsene Wenger has been charged for misconduct following Arsenal’s game against Burnley on Sunday (January 22, 2017),” said a statement issued by the FA.
“It is alleged that in or around the 92nd minute, he used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official.
“It is further alleged that following his dismissal from the technical area, his behaviour in remaining in the tunnel area and making physical contact with the fourth official amounted to improper conduct.
“He has until 6pm on January 26,  2017 to respond to the charge.”
I drove taxis and worked as a guard – Kayode Fayemi

I drove taxis and worked as a guard – Kayode Fayemi

Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, has challenged Nigerian youths to explore and utilise their creative ability to develop the society.
Fayemi gave the challenge while delivering the 2016 convocation lecture of at the University of Lagos.
He said that one of the failings of the society was its inability to give young people enough room to explore their creative abilities.
The theme of the lecture is: “Building a Successor-Generation: Reflections on Values and Knowledge in Nation Building.’’
According to him, there is need for young people to be given chance for self expression and make mistakes to avoid repeating same later in life.
He further said that young people did not optimally take advantage of opportunities where they existed.
The minister said that a university, being a “macrocosm and microcosms’’ of the larger society ought to be the ground for students to explore and make mistakes in a protected environment.
‘’Macrocosm and microcosm refers to a vision of cosmos where the part (microcosm) reflects the whole (macrocosm) and vice versa.
“The earlier we realise that no one owes us anything, the better for us and the more prepared we will be to face challenges of life.
“Do not think you are entitled to a job just because of your parents’ influence or what they have.
“Do not think things will be all rosy because you graduated from UNILAG with good grades.
“Be prepared for surprises and disappointments, because life is bound to hand you a couple of them.
“The only guarantee you have in this life is what you do for your selves with the grace God has bestowed on us all,’’ he said.
Fayemi urged youths to be prepared to bend backwards and do those things they might consider to be beneath them.
“What you need to know, however, is that as a UNILAG graduate and a postgraduate student in the United Kingdom, I have driven taxis and worked as a guard amongst other several menial jobs to survive.’’
Earlier in a remark, a retired Maj.-Gen. Ike Nwachukwu, said there was the need for leaders of today to give the younger generation opportunity to lead and serve the country.
Nwachukwu, who is also a former Senator, however, said that for such opportunity to be effective, the younger generation, too, must be prepared to be mentored.
The lecture was part of activities lined up for the institution’s 2016 convocation.
The convocation proper begins on Jan. 24, with the award of degrees, certificates and prizes to students found ‘’worthy in character and learning.’’
BREAKING: Magu, SGF cleared of corruption, Buhari tells Senate

BREAKING: Magu, SGF cleared of corruption, Buhari tells Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has informed the Senate that the Acting Chairman of the Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, have been cleared of corruption charges following an investigation into allegations against them.
Buhari said this in a letter to the Senate re-nominating Magu as Chairman of the EFCC.
In the letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki, Buhari said Magu and Lawal were cleared of corruption in a report by the Attorney General of the Federation.
Details later…

Friday, 20 January 2017

Three convicted, parents remanded over Plateau’s 145 trafficked children

Three convicted, parents remanded over Plateau’s 145 trafficked children

*Victims packed like animals, beaten with horsewhip – Police
*16 more children intercepted
Few days after news broke that 145 “stolen” children had been intercepted by the police in Jos, the Plateau State capital, we have learnt that the children might have been trafficked with the knowledge of their parents.
Our correspondent found out that the children who were intercepted by men of the Operation Safe Haven Special Task Force around the University of Jos, came from Bauchi State on January 12.
The task force later transferred the children and five suspects found with them to the state police command.
According to the spokesperson for the command, Mr. Tyopev Terna, an assistant superintendent of police, the state in which the children were found was shocking.
“They were packed in three vehicles like animals. On top of that, two men who acted as conductors wielded horsewhips with which they beat the children mercilessly whenever they complained of discomfort,” Terna said.
We  learnt that as the police tried to determine where the children came from, they were able to contact the parents of few of them, who came to Jos to identify them.
The parents have been charged to court for negligence and criminal conspiracy. They have subsequently been remanded in prison custody.
The police said this became necessary considering that the children were too young. Some were said to be as young as four while the oldest is eight.
“The parents said they willingly gave out the children. But why should you give out a boy of four years to someone you don’t know, in a place you have never been to? The children were so young they could not even say much about themselves,” Terna said.
We learnt that 72 of the children were being taken to Lafia, Nasarawa State while the rest were being taken to Kaduna State and Jos.
Each of the three groups of children in the convoy was headed by a Mallam.
Fatai Ibrahim
The conductors
When asked where the children were being taken, the Mallams said they were taking them for Quranic education despite the fact that there are many Quranic schools in Bauchi, the police said.
Terna said, “Our investigation further revealed that the three Mallams have not even been to the place where they were supposedly taking the children before, nor have they seen the people who were to receive the children.
“They don’t even know what the places they were taking the children to look like. The one taking the 72 children to Lafia has never been to Lafia before and he said he had only been talking to his contact over the phone.”
On Tuesday, the five suspects were arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Jos on charges of cruelty, conspiracy and trafficking.
The three men pleaded guilty and were given summary trial. They were subsequently sentenced to two years imprisonment.
The four conductors have also been remanded.
The police command said it had sought the help of the Ministry of Women Affairs to involve the Bauchi State Government to which it would hand over the children.
“The ministry has provided vehicles for us and the children are being taken back to their state today (Thursday),” he said.
Meanwhile, days after the 145 children were intercepted, the police again nabbed a 27-year-old woman, Rifkatu Bello, with 16 children, suspected to have been trafficked.
Terna said the woman s currently answering questions about where she got the children from.
Again, the children were said to have been taken from Bauchi State.
The suspect told the police that she was taking the children, who are between the ages of 13 and 15, to Anambra State.
“She told us that two of the children are hers, but we are still working to ascertain her claim and trace the families of the other children,” the police spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Government on Thursday received the 145 children. The Commissioner of Youths, Sports and Social Development, Ibrahim Saleh, received the children.
Girl, 6, abused by two teachers, caught kissing brother’s manhood

Girl, 6, abused by two teachers, caught kissing brother’s manhood

Little Esther (not real name) must be wondering why life has been so cruel to her. Although, she is only six years old, she has experienced things no child of her age should ever be subjected to.
It all started when Esther, a pupil of a private primary school in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State, was playing with her brother recently.
To the shock of the brother, she suddenly started kissing his manhood.
After much probing; she accused her teachers of defiling her.
The minor confessed that one of her teachers had taught her about sex during after-school tutoring and that the practice had been going on for months.
However, after the case was reported to the police, further investigation revealed that the girl had been sexually abused by two teachers.
“She has not been eating well and has been crying every time; my baby has suffered trauma,” the mother said.
Recalling the incident, the mother said, “I noticed my daughter was kissing his brother’s manhood. When I asked her where she learnt that from, she started shivering and claimed that it was nothing.
“I took her inside like a mother would do, then she opened up that it was actually what she viewed on her teacher’s laptop.
“So, I asked her for more details. She said when the lesson was over; the teacher would play pornographic videos for her to watch.
“And after that, he would start caressing her until he penetrates her with his manhood and fingers.
“From what she said, it happened about four or five times.
“We reported the case to the police and investigation showed that she was defiled.
The ‘X’ Squad of the Zone 2 Police Command, Lagos,on Thursday paraded Stanley Akanno and Olakunle Hassan, the two teachers identified by the girl as her abusers.
But both of them denied the allegations.
According to the police, it had been medically established that she had been deflowered.
Akanno said, “I am a parent as well. If I were to be the parent of the child, I would have started my investigation at home.
“According to the girl’s mother, the girl kissed the elder brother’s manhood and that was how she came to know about it.
“If she kissed the elder brother’s manhood, once, twice and thrice, it means this is what they have been doing. Unfortunately, they were caught on that day. She should have started her investigation at home.”
Hassan, who also denied the allegations, said, “I was told she claimed that she walked up to me and whispered in my ear telling me that she wanted to suck my manhood and that I took her to a corner and asked her where she leant it from and that I just pulled my trousers down and she started sucking.
“I have a laptop which was seized on Friday and they could not find anything like that (pornography) in it. I don’t know where this is coming from but I know that God will vindicate me.”
My brother’s death has turned our village into a ghost town –Relation of murdered US Army veteran

My brother’s death has turned our village into a ghost town –Relation of murdered US Army veteran

For several minutes, she struggled to utter a word. Mumbling and grieving silently as she tried to find her voice, it was a few, touching moments laced with plenty of emotions. When she finally spoke, they were words that reflected a heart ripped apart by anguish.
“They killed my brother like an ordinary animal,” she stuttered, looking for the next expression to cling on. “They killed him in a ruthless manner. He did not deserve to die that way. We still cannot believe he is truly gone,” Lilian Ndiukwu, said as she battled tears.
Since the afternoon of January 12, 2017 when news of the gruesome murder of her cousin – Chuks Okebata, a Nigerian-born United States of America Army Reserve, in their native Umuduruorie in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, spread like wildfire, all has not been well for the young woman, their immediate and extended family members, kinsmen and all who knew him closely. The 35-year-old heavily-built military personnel, who had left his base in Philadelphia, US, on December 22, 2016 to travel down home in company with two of his white friends ahead of the opening of his new house four days later, had no inkling of what laid in wait for him when he made the long trip. Even though he had lived most of his adult life in his adopted homeland, Okebata, the eight child of an Anglican reverend, never forgot his roots and modest beginning. The new house, apart from providing a decent shelter for him, his immediate family and friends whenever he visited Umuduruorie, would also provide the platform for him to continually bond with his native land. In spirit, soul and body – Chuks was a village man in every sense of the word.
“He loved everything about his hometown,” Ndiukwu told our correspondent during a telephone conversation earlier in the week. “Even though his mother conceived him in the US, he was actually given birth to in Nigeria and in fact lived the first 12 years of his life in the village with his elder sister before they all moved to the US. For this reason, he loved the village and always looked forward to visiting whenever he had the chance.
“He decided to complete and open his house last December so that it would be easier for him to visit home more often. The ceremony of December 26 was a big feast; everybody was happy and had a great time. But we never knew that in a matter of days, our joy would turn into mourning,” she said as her voice grew colder – a testament of how heartbroken she still is.
Initially moving with armed escorts in his first few days in the country especially before his white friends travelled back to the US on December 29, Okebata felt there was no need to carry on with that since he had no score to settle with anyone and even had his own service pistol on him as well. Even though his mother, who also came home for the Yuletide, warned him against moving about freely on his own, the 35-year-old felt at home and saw no need for that. Standing well over 6ft and endowed with a massive and intimidating body build, only few mortals could match him in a physical brawl. But around 3pm on January 12, a handful of heavily armed young men wearing bullet-proof vests, who had laid ambush for him, pounced. He was returning home in company with two of his cousins after going to buy petrol and gas at a nearby filling station. The grief remains fresh for the family.
“The assailants came shooting sporadically in front of his house to scare people away. They later went to wait for him at the junction leading to his house. When they saw him, they ordered him to come down from his car. They accused him of being into illegal business. He quickly identified himself as US Army personnel and even showed them his service pistol. At that point they had collected his phones and that of our sisters, who were with him. They ordered the ladies to lie down in the car.
“It was after a while that my brother noticed they were assassins. He pleaded with them to spare his life that he was going to give them any amount they wanted. They refused and told him to go into the boot of their car. They drove out to a junction, close to a spot where caskets are produced and sold before shooting him on the head several times. His entire body was riddled with bullets,” she said.
Apart from sending shock waves down the spines of many residents of Umuduruorie and environs, the tragic incident has sadly changed the way the people live their lives today. The once serene and peaceful community has become a theatre of fear and apprehension.
“Everybody is still in shock. People are afraid to go out for too long. In fact these days, people run into their houses even before 6pm for fear of being attacked by criminals. Our village used to be a very lively place especially at this time of the year but the incident has spread fear and made the place look like a ghost town. A lot of people have moved to neighbouring towns at the moment,” she said.
Family members and all who knew Okebata closely described him as a man with a large heart. Often times, he was said to have sacrificed personal comfort to help people in need. According to Ndiukwu, he was on the verge of establishing a foundation to help the needy within and beyond his immediate native community when his life was cut short.
“Once, he saw a picture of me visiting the less privileged, he got across to me and told me that he would also love to donate to the needy and in fact establish a charity organisation when he came home for the Yuletide. We were all happy and looking forward to that moment before he was killed.
“Chuks liked helping people, he has assisted a lot of people in our community and even planned to do more this year before his life was cut short. His death is a big loss not just for us but for all those whose lives have been changed as a result of his assistance,” she said.
Days after his gruesome murder, a video, which was posted by the victim’s sister – Ada Mbaeri, and captioned: “Watch people and see what a hell my brother Chuks Okebata was going through with his wife before he was killed,” provided a new twist into the entire matter.
The video showing a verbal altercation between Okebata and his wife, Chinyere, known by some as Cyndy, before she eventually called the police on him, prompted many to accuse the woman of knowing something about his death.
In the footage, the visibly enraged and irritated woman asked Okebata to leave the house on several occasions while the victim could be heard protesting and insisting that he was not going to leave his house and children behind. In another recording, the children were seen crying while their father tried to console them, telling them he was leaving because he didn’t want to go to jail. Later, two white police officers were seen arriving the family home after the woman put a call across to them.
The post generated a lot of reaction from far and near. While many, on the heels of the footage, concluded that indeed Chinyere must know something about his death, dozens others dismissed it as a normal argument and misunderstanding between couples.
Rubbishing the allegations as baseless and malicious, the victim’s wife in a message to blogger – Amanda Chisom, said she knew nothing about her husband’s death and was deeply pained by his tragic demise.
“I am the wife of the man who was assassinated, and I am just distraught. I do not even know where to start but it is only right I tell my own side of the story. I am innocent, God is my witness that I did not kill my husband or the evil that my husband’s family is portraying me to be. My sister in-law posted that video to make me look evil but the part she did not tell anybody was that I was calling the police to save my life because he always beat me up and I was told to call the police whenever he started and that was exactly what I was doing, from the video you would see that I did not fight him or answer him. Should I have allowed him to kill me?
“We have been married for 13 years since I was 19, it has been beating upon beating, I have gone through surgeries because of beating he gave me. How can I kill my husband, we live together, till the day he left for Nigeria, I packed his things, how could I kill him. Who do I know to order a hit on the father of my children?  I have no interest in his properties as suggested after all we built everything together. God knows I am innocent. I have endured all these years through his beating and cheating and I did not leave or kill him, why would I do it now? All I ask is that I am left to mourn in peace and the killers found and prosecuted,” she said.
But contrary to claims by Mrs. Okebata that the marriage was intact and that she in fact packed his luggage on the day he was heading for Nigeria, Ndiukwu told us that the two had been separated for more than three years following series of misunderstandings between them.
According to her, the marriage started experiencing cracks after the victim’s wife demanded that they move to another city and away from her in-laws. Soon claims of mistrust began, culminating finally in their eventual separation.
“Chuks died a sad man because he felt his wife betrayed him after all the love and care he gave to her,” the young lady revealed. “Chinyere was nobody when he married her from our area in Imo State but became suddenly wild after some years in the US. He couldn’t control her again and she didn’t want to see her in-laws anymore. In fact just to make peace reign between them, Chuks had to give in to her demands and rent another apartment away from his parents’ house for them to live. But when the problems became unbearable, the two of them had to separate.
“My brother never really recovered from the pain of that incident until he was killed. He was a loving and extremely nice person, I don’t know why anybody should end his life in such a cruel manner,” she said.
On the Facebook profile of the victim, his relationship status indicated that he was single while that of Chinyere neither indicated single nor married in the same section. Also, while only the photos of their two sons – Obinna and Chisom, were visible on the Facebook profile and albums of the deceased, that of his wife had a little girl in addition, suggesting something different. Several messages sent to the woman on Facebook to clarify this and also respond to a number of questions were yet to be answered as of the time of going to press.
However, Amarachi Anyanwu, another cousin of the late US Army personnel, told us that she only knows about the two boys from the marriage. Like Ndiukwu, she confirmed that the pair had been separated for several years.
As investigations into the tragic killing continue by the Nigeria police, family members, relatives and friends of the victim have all called for the perpetrators to be brought to book. They say more than anything else, only that would heal the pains they currently endure.
Kidnapping: Parents, school owners demand emergency meeting with Buhari

Kidnapping: Parents, school owners demand emergency meeting with Buhari

As a result of the recent kidnapping of three female pupils and five staff members, including a Turkish national, by unknown gunmen in the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (formerly known as Turkish International School), last Friday, parents and school owners are seeking emergency meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the increasing state of insecurity in the nation’s schools.
Parents and teachers who spoke through the National Parent-Teacher Association of Nigeria, the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools among others, said an urgent meeting was necessary to stem the tide of an evil wind blowing in schools across the country to prevent it from becoming epidemic.
NTIC’s spokesperson, Cemal Yigit, had said in a statement last Saturday that at about 9.30pm, some armed men gained entrance to the girls’ section of the school through different means and held hostage three female supervisors, a female cook, a female teacher (Turkish) and three students.
On Monday, the abductors had demanded a N1.2bn ransom for the release of the abductees and later reduced it to N750m.
Representatives of school owners and parents, who spoke to us, expressed anger and concern about the development, noting that they were seeking an audience with the President, especially as the abducted victims have yet to regain freedom.
The Parent-Teacher Association of Nigeria, the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools and the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, said the situation was worrisome and required urgent attention.
Earlier in March, 2016, three pupils of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, Ikorodu, Lagos, were abducted by gunmen. On October 6, 2016, four pupils and two teachers were also abducted at the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe.
In both cases, the victims did not secure their freedom until after five days.
The Deputy National President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Chief Yomi Otubela, said the association would like to meet the President on the issue, given the risk being faced by pupils in many schools.
He  said even though education is under the concurrent list in the constitution and governors are responsible for how education is run in their states, in accordance with the National Policy on Education, issues that are sensitive as the safety of lives of students and schoolchildren demand urgent national intervention.
“We want to meet with the President because this is about the future of the leaders of tomorrow,” he said.
Otubela explained that one of the issues they would like to discuss with the President is the need for the government to provide armed security men around all schools in the country.
He said, “Last year, we held a press briefing where we asked government to see how they could provide armed security in all the streets that have schools, both private and public schools.
“This has yet to be done and it is one of the issues that would be on our agenda.”
However, he said given that the government had “failed to secure the citizens,” respective PTAs and school managements had been advised to raise funds and provide security for themselves.
“If some parents can pay as much as N1m as tuition per year, they should be able to look for 10 to 20 per cent of that amount to secure that child. That is the truth,” he said.
Similarly, NAPTAN National President, Mallam Danjuma, said his organisation had resolved to write a letter to the President, requesting an audience with him over the fate of schoolchildren in the country.
Danjuma said paramount on the agenda of issues they would like to discuss with the President is insecurity in primary and secondary schools.
Already, he said NAPTAN had fixed a meeting with the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, in February.
Danjuma said, “We are very worried about insecurity in our schools. Recently, we lost four of our students in Maiduguri and some teachers. It’s sad.
“It’s like kidnappers and Boko Haram are focusing their attention on our schools.
“Our stand is clear. When our students and teachers were kidnapped in a school in Lagos, I clearly called on the federal and state governments and proprietors of private schools and faith-based schools to stand firm and make necessary provision for tight security, to protect the lives of our children and teachers.
“Some of what we have in some schools are old men who cannot even pursue small children. The PTAs don’t have much to engage the services of security men. But we are managing with the little that we have. And that is one of the issues we are discussing with the minister in February.”
Also, the President, All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Lagos State Chapter, Mrs. Omotunde Lawson, said that school principals were concerned about the increasing state of insecurity in schools, especially secondary schools.
She said, “ANCOPPS will appreciate it if the President can grant us audience. This is an emergency. We are very concerned about the spate of kidnapping in our schools.”
Also, the National President of the ANCOPPS, Mr. Anselm Izuagie, said, “The school system belongs to all of us. We are all in the system and it appears no one is free from all these hazards of the society. So, we are ready to join the other bodies to meet the President on the matter.”
Meanwhile, highbrow secondary schools in Lagos and Ogun states have started putting security measures in place to improve on the safety of their students and teachers, investigation by us has revealed.
For instance, when we visited one of the highbrow schools at Ofada, Ogun State, the school’s administrator said the school, after learning about the NTIC incident, had begun strategising on improving the security of the students and teachers.
Although he wouldn’t disclose what specific security moves were being made, he said the school was “definitely” planning to prevent a similar occurrence in the school.
“Of course, we are aware of the NTIC case and definitely, we are working on safeguarding the lives of our students and teachers,” he said. “When an incident like that happens, it is expected that parents would panic over the situation, but we have measures in place — which I wouldn’t disclose so as not to give enemies some hints — to forestall something like that from happening here.”
Another school on the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway, Ogun State, did not allow one of our correspondents to enter into the school premises, saying visitors could only be allowed into the school based on prior appointments.
In the meantime, when one of our correspondents visited one of the most highly-rated secondary schools in the country located in Epe, Lagos, there was an increased presence of armed security personnel at the entrance and premises of the school.
At least, five armed mobile policemen were seen in another school visited by us, while a patrol van, belonging to the Nigeria Police Force, was also stationed outside the main gate.
At one of the security posts, one of our correspondents observed a newspaper photocopy of the kidnapping at the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges pinned to a board, while there were also other literatures dwelling on security also at the section.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Defection: PDP to recover mandate from Senator Effiong

Defection: PDP to recover mandate from Senator Effiong

The People’s Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State says it has begun the process of recovering the mandate freely given to a senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Nelson Effiong, who defected to All Progressives Congress.
The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Ini Ememobong, in Uyo on Thursday, revealed that the PDP state chairman, Chief Paul Ekpo, has directed the legal department of the party to carry out the process of getting back its mandate from Effiong.
Ememobong stated that the party received with mixed feelings the announcement of the defection of Effiong from the party.
Effiong declared for APC on Thursday during the session presided over by the Senator President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
According to Ememobong, it was ridiculous for a senator who performs below average to state that it was the division of the PDP at the national level that impelled him to quit the party.
“The state chairman of the party, Obong Paul Ekpo has directed the legal department of our party to commence the process of recovering the mandate freely given to Nelson Effiong and manifestly mismanaged and corrupted by him.
“The senator who had been in the eye of the storm recently for his below par performance in and out of the senate, cited the division at the national level of the party as his reason for defecting adding that ‘any politician worth his salt will not stay back in a party that is sinking like the PDP,’” he said.
He stated that PDP is not and cannot be a sinking party. He added that Effiong himself recognised the fact during the last enlarged stakeholders meeting of the party in December 2016, where he spoke glowingly of PDP.
Ememobong urged all the party faithful, especially those from Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, to remain calm and continue to support the party.
He noted that the party will do everything within the ambit of the law to reclaim its mandate. He added that as a party, they gave Effiong the power to speak for his people, but that Effiong’s character showed up, leaving it for the world to judge him.
“We must continue to hold fast to our strength and convictions conscious that ‘the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy,” quoting Martin Luther King, jnr.
He added that the party is sure that the season of political trial will soon pass for better days to come.
Gunmen kill Lagos community leader, Togolese, abduct caterer

Gunmen kill Lagos community leader, Togolese, abduct caterer

Tragedy struck in Fagbile Phase 3 Estate, White Sand, in the Ijegun area of Lagos State after some gunmen killed two residents and abducted a teenager, Uloma Igwe.
Those killed were identified as the Chairman of the Harmony Community Development Association, Malam Ibrahim Omatar, and a Togolese, identified simply as Job.
WE gathered that Omatar was returning from work when a landlord called him on the telephone, saying he was being attacked by suspected robbers.
The 47-year-old reportedly raised the alarm in order to mobilise the local vigilance group and alert other residents.
The gunmen were said to have shot him in the head and chest, killing him on the spot.
Job, a block molder, was reportedly killed some distance away.
A resident, who did not want to be identified for security reason, said the 8pm Tuesday attack was not up to 15 minutes.
He said, “I didn’t see the gunmen; what caught our attention were the reports as they gunned down the chairman and the block molder.
“I think the chairman spotted them as they were leaving with Uloma (Igwe). As he raised the alarm, they shot him in the chest and head.
“The block molder was killed some distance away. He was unlucky to have run into them and was killed.”
A relative of Igwe, who did not want to be identified, said she was kidnapped while heading home from work.
He explained that during what appeared to be a struggle between the 18-year-old and the assailants, her phone, foot wears and wristwatch fell off.
He said the items were later picked up by the family during a search for her.
“The kidnappers called us yesterday (Wednesday). They said we must pay them N1.5m before they will release her. I told them that we didn’t have the money.
“They threatened that if I didn’t get the money they would come for me; I told them that the family was struggling to raise it and they should be patient.
“They allowed me to speak with her and she told me she was doing well. She, however, said she could not tell the location of the place where they took her to,” the relative added.
WE learnt that the kidnappers stayed in a creek in the community from where they usually wrecked havoc.
It was learnt that the creek connects the community with FESTAC Town and compromised the security of the area.
It was learnt that the latest attack was the third in less than six months.
A landlord, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said each time a resident is abducted, the victim’s family paid ransom ranging from N1m to N5m.
He said, “They always go for choice houses to kidnap landlords and tenants for ransom. They collect between N1m and N5m.”
Our correspondent was told that the three children and wife of the slain CDA chairman had been taken to their hometown in Kogi State while the family prepared for the burial rites.
WE learnt that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, and the Area M Commander had visited the scene.
Also, policemen from the Isheri, Idimu and Ikotun divisions were said to have mounted surveillance on the area.
Our correspondent observed some of the police patrol vans during a visit to the community on Thursday.
But a cleric in the community appealed to the state and federal governments to deploy military personnel in Ijegun and its environs.
He said, “The police in Lagos are doing excellent jobs. However, with what we have seen, we believe we need military presence.
“We beg that what the Federal Government did to the militants in Arepo should be replicated here.
“We need aerial bombardment of the creek. Those people have a community of close to 300 people in the creek and we want them smoked out.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said she would call back our correspondent.
But she had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.

Motorcyclist abducts three-year-old twins on way to school

Motorcyclist abducts three-year-old twins on way to school

A commercial motorcyclist caused panic on Alubarika Street, in the Bariga area of Lagos State after he fled with three-year-old twin brothers, Joseph and Joel Osinaike.
We gathered that the kids’ mother, who lives in the area, had brought them to a bus stop beside a First Bank branch in the community to get a motorcycle that would take them to school.
After a few minutes wait at the bus stop, the okada (motorcycle) rider, who was identified as Awaliu Yunusa, stopped to pick the school kids and their mother.
Our correspondent learnt that Yunusa carried one of the twins and put him on the tank of the motorcycle, while their mother seated the other boy at the back.
She was about to climb the motorcycle when Yunusa reportedly zoomed off with the pupils.
An eyewitness, who identified himself as Olansile Damola, told Us that the incident happened on Tuesday at about 7.30am.
Damola, a shop owner around the bus stop, said about 15 motorcycles went after the suspect after the mother raised the alarm.
He said, “Normally, I open shop around 9am, but that day, I came to pick something I forgot in the shop the previous day.
“After I had picked the item, I saw a woman (the twins’ mother) crying and running after a speeding motorcycle, which carried two kids in uniform.
“I sensed that the kids must have been abducted. I quickly shut my shop and begged some okada riders to help to chase him.
“When he observed that they had almost caught up with him, he left the road and headed towards Alubarika Street. The riders continued chasing him until he was caught.”
A trader, Mrs. Olabisi Adedayo, said a mob descended on Yunusa and beat him to a pulp before policemen from the Bariga division arrived at the scene.
“They beat him to the point that blood was coming out of his ear. He would have been killed if the policemen had not arrived at the scene. While he was fleeing with the kids, he rode the motorcycle with his right hand and used his left to hold the twin brother at the back.
“I was surprised at how he got the confidence to perpetrate such a crime at that time of the day. I think he got what he deserved,” Adedayo added.
The suspect was said to have been taken to the Gbagada General Hospital for treatment.
A rights group in the community, Child Protection Network, which is following up the case, urged the police to ensure diligent prosecution of the matter to serve as a deterrent to others.
The CPN Coordinator in Shomolu, Toyin Oklagogo, said the group had organised a house-to-house sensitisation programme to enlighten parents on the safety of their children.
He said, “When the incident came to the notice of the group, I went to the Bariga Police Station and a police officer I met assured me that the case would be properly handled. He said the police command headquarters had already been informed. The suspect should be prosecuted.
“On our part, we usually go to community development associations to sensitise parents to the need to be vigilant. Parents should be conscious of their environment and avoid putting the care of toddlers in the hands of older children. Some people are looking for money by all means.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident via a text message.
“Yes, I confirm the case. It is under investigation,” the message read.
Police expect kidnappers to free Nigerian-Turkish abductees Saturday

Police expect kidnappers to free Nigerian-Turkish abductees Saturday

As operation to rescue eight persons abducted by gunmen on the premises of Nigerian-Turkish International Colleges intensifies, police operatives say they have laid low to give the kidnappers a chance to release the victims by weekend.
Reliable sources on Thursday told Us that security agents had garnered enough insights into the movements of the suspects in the creeks, following the arrest of the masterminds of the kidnap.
A top police officer said the team might advance into the creeks if the kidnappers failed to surrender the victims within 48 hours (Saturday).
The gunmen had invaded the NTIC premises last Friday through a hole dug under the school fence and seized three pupils, a matron, a Turkish teacher, a supervisor and two intending candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The kidnappers had contacted the matron’s husband, demanding N100m ransom as security agents explored means to weaken the gang by picking up their ringleaders – Philip Kakadu aka General Kakadu and Romeo Council aka Raw.
An official said the restraints being exercised by the team was to clearly map out strategies to explore without endangering the victims’ lives if they had to storm the hideouts of the suspects in the creeks.
“With the arrest of the masterminds, the gang is now under pressure to let go of the abductees. They are, however, still playing their cards, hoping to get some ransoms before releasing the victims.
“We have studied their movements to a great extent and dissect our operational strategies. They have 48 hours to let go of the victims. Our major concern is to secure their release first,” the official said.
Another source confirmed that the operation had taken a new dimension, adding that the kidnappers had put the strength of security agencies to test.
He said, “The gang had forced us to reassess our intelligence and operational techniques. We are on top of the game and in about two days’ time, expect impressive results.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects’ last option was to release the victims.
He said, “The heat is on them seriously. We are making every effort to ensure that the victims are released unhurt. We are hopeful our efforts will yield positive results very soon.”
Buhari goes on annual leave, Osinbajo becomes acting President

Buhari goes on annual leave, Osinbajo becomes acting President

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday left Nigeria for the United Kingdom for what the Presidency described as “a short leave.”
 According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President would during the vacation undergo “routine medical check-up.”
 He said Buhari was expected to resume work on February 6. The medical check-up was the third by the President in one year.
 He had earlier embarked on a six-day vacation between February 5 and 10, 2016 when he remained in London.
On June 6, 2016, he embarked on another 10-day vacation to attend to an ear infection.
During his vacation in June, last year, there were reports that he had an infection in his left ear, otherwise called Meniere Disease.
 Buhari, according to a letter  to the National Assembly, is supposed to begin the vacation on Monday, but the President left for the UK on Thursday.
The President had directed the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo,  to take over in his absence.
But as of the time Buhari was leaving the country however, Osinbajo, was leading the Federal Government’s delegation at the World Economic Forum holding in Davos, Switzerland.
The Vice-President is expected back in the country on Friday.
  The Presidency, in the statement on Thursday stated, “President Muhammadu Buhari leaves for the United Kingdom today on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on February 6, 2017.
 “During the vacation, the President will also undergo routine medical check-ups.
 “In line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President of the Senate, and Speaker, House of Representatives, have been duly communicated.
 “While away, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President.”
 The last public event attended by Buhari was the grand finale of the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day held at the National Arcade, Abuja.
 He appeared briefly in his office on Monday.
On Tuesday, he granted audience to the Cross Rivers State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, in his residence.
The President also cancelled a scheduled meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday and remained in his residence throughout.
While Buhari’s convoy vehicles were lining up in his residence for his take-off at about 12noon, his wife, Aisha, was granting audience to the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, at the First Lady’s Wing of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari in the letter to the National Assembly on Thursday gave notification on the 10-day “working leave,” effective January 23.
 In the House of Representatives, the letter was addressed to the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara.
 However, Dogara was not in chambers on Thursday, paving the way for the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun, to read the President’s letter to members.
 Buhari, in an interview with selected journalists on Thursday said there was nothing wrong in him embarking on a short vacation as announced in a statement by the Presidency earlier 0n Thursday.
Buhari, who spoke shortly before leaving the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja for London, United Kingdom.
 “What is wrong with going on vacation? Didn’t I go last year at the same time?” the President asked rhetorically.
His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, also said there was nothing to worry about over the development.
The presidential spokesman said, “The President is going to rest. You know that God did work of creation for six days and on the seventh day, he rested. So if God needed to rest, how much more human being?
“So, the President is just going to rest and the statement we have released is straight forward. He will go on this leave and during the leave; he will do routine medical checkups.”
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin, told journalists that he led service chiefs to give the President security briefing “on our operations within and outside the country especially our involvement with the ECOWAS standby force” before he jetted out of the country.
BREAKING: IDP camp bombing killed 90 – Doctors Without Borders

BREAKING: IDP camp bombing killed 90 – Doctors Without Borders

A botched air strike by the Nigerian Air Force earlier this week on a camp for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency killed at least 90 people, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) aid group said Friday.
Most of the victims of the strike in the country’s northeast on Tuesday were women and children, MSF said. Nigeria has said an air force board of inquiry will investigate the incident.
Educate girls, stop building mosques, Sanusi tells northerners

Educate girls, stop building mosques, Sanusi tells northerners

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Thursday called on wealthy individuals in the North to use the wealth Allah blessed them with, not only in building mosques but to also educate girls and discourage their early marriage.
The Emir made the call on Thursday in his keynote address at the 3rd international conference on Islamic Banking and Finance, organised by the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Kano.
He said, “I’m just tired of people coming to me to say I want to build a new mosque. You know, we keep building mosques and our daughters are illiterates.
“So, my appeal is that if you really want to help Kano, don’t come to me with a request to build a N300m mosque because I have enough mosques everywhere. And if I don’t have a mosque, I’ll build it myself. If you really want to help, go and educate a girl child in the village.”
According to him, over 50 per cent of girls between the age bracket of 18 and 20 were given out in  marriage in this part of the country.
He added that the worrisome dimension of it was that 75 per cent of them could neither read nor write.
Calling for a review of laws to prevent early marriage and encourage girl-child education, he said, “It is not a mere coincidence that this is where you have the highest levels of illiteracy, early marriage, divorce and the highest levels of domestic violence…
“People need to understand that the law has to change. If you look at the medical data on maternal health, girls who get pregnant below the age of 15 are five times as likely to die as girls who get pregnant at the age of 20. Those who get pregnant under 18 are twice as likely to die as those who get pregnant at the age of 20. So, it is important that we look at this issue of early marriage.”
IDP camp bombing: NAF panel summons war commander, pilots

IDP camp bombing: NAF panel summons war commander, pilots

The Nigerian Air Force, on Thursday, inaugurated a six-man panel to investigate the Tuesday accidental air strike by the Nigerian Air Force at the Rann’s Internally Displaced Persons camp in the Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
The panel has two weeks to submit its report.
WE learnt that as part of its investigation into the bombing, the panel had summoned, among others, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor; the pilots who launched the air strike, and some air officers at the Air Component base in Yola, Adamawa State.
A top source at the NAF, who confirmed the invitation of Irabor and some NAF officers, added that the pilots, who dropped the bombs, could not yet be sanctioned since the panel had not submitted any finding to indict them.
Members of the panel are the NAF Chief of Standards and Evaluation, Air Vice-Marshal Salihu Bala-Ribah (head), Air Vice-Marshal Charles Oghomwen, Air Commodore Ayoola Jolasinmi, Group Captain Essien Efanga, Wing Commander Solmon Irmiya and Wing Commander Mohammed Muazu.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said in a statement on Thursday that the panel would submit its report on Thursday, February 2, 2017.
Famuyiwa stated that the NAF had listed 20 witnesses, who the panel would invite but free to invite more outside the list.
He said, “The NAF has constituted a board of senior officers to investigate the accidental air strike on January 17, 2017, at Rann, Borno State. Among its terms of reference, the board is to determine the immediate and remote causes as well as the circumstances that led to the incident.
“This is with a view to forestalling future occurrence. In addition to a list of 20 witnesses given to it, the board is free to invite other persons to give evidence on oath. The Board is to submit its report not later than February 2, 2017.”
While the statement did not list the witnesses to be invited, the source told us that Irabor, who coordinates the special operations against the Boko Haram’s terrorists in the North-East, and the pilots who launched the air strike, were among the 20 witnesses to be summoned by the NAF panel.
He said, “The NAF is not treating this incident with kid’ gloves, and it is not going to spare any indicted officer. The Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre commander is top among those to be summoned by the panel.
“Nothing yet has happened to the pilots because no report has indicted them. There are several procedures before you go to bomb a location; there are the Surveillance platforms and the Air Interdiction platforms.
“The panel will unravel whether surveillance was done at the location before the air strike. All these are necessary.
“Also, the panel will find out if the Rann location had been an IDPs’ camp known to the military or not.”
Meanwhile, the death toll in the Rann accidental bombing rose by two as additional casualties were recorded at hospitals in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Though initial reports had put the death toll at about 100, the latest casualties has brought the figure of 52, given by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) of 52, to 54.
The Borno State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, said hospitals in the state capital had discharged five injured survivors, confirming that two of the 80 severely-injured victims died.
He stated that the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services and the NAF provided seven helicopters for the evacuation of the victims that ended on Thursday.
Mshelia said the State Specialist Hospital currently admitted 68 of the victims after those initially hospitalised at the military hospital at 7 Division of the Nigerian Army were all moved to the hospital on Thursday.
The commissioner added that 42 victims with minor injuries were still in Rann given the fact that medical teams from the MSF, the International Committee of Red Cross and the state government and other partners had enough medical supplies and health workers to address their health needs.
Bombing not deliberate –British High Commissioner
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has debunked a claim by one of the survivors of the Rann bombing that the attack on the camp was deliberate on the basis that the NAF jet launched three bombs on the IDP camp.
But Speaking on a radio programme in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday, Arkwright said, “I’ve seen some suggestions that it was deliberate; I’m absolutely certain that it was not deliberate.
“I think what’s also necessary is a thorough investigation by the Nigerian Air Force or the Nigerian military to determine exactly what happened, because clearly, it was a mistake. Mistakes can recur, what’s really important is that the right actions are taken to avoid such mistakes happening again.”
CAN backs investigation, PDP says bombing provocative
Also, the Christian Association of Nigeria described the accidental bombing as painful and regrettable.
The President of CAN, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, in a statement on Thursday by his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Adebayo Oladeji, regretted that many innocent people in the IDPs camp became the victims instead of the targeted insurgents.
He said, “CAN commiserates with the victims, asks God to console and comfort all the bereaved and wishes those who are recuperating in various hospitals in the state a quick recovery.
“While we identify with the military in general and the Nigerian Air Force in particular and counsel them against being discouraged in the final phase of the war against the terrorists, CAN welcomes the setting up of a board of senior officers to investigate the accidental air strike to determine the immediate and remote causes as well as the circumstances that led to the disaster.
“It is our expectation that the military authorities will implement whatever recommendations of the panel with a view to preventing a recurrence of such an avoidable disaster.”
But the Peoples Democratic Party has described Tuesday’s bombing as provocative.
It also said the bombing of the camp in error by NAF was shocking and unacceptable.
The National Caretaker Committee of the party said this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.
Spokesperson for the caretaker committee, Dayo Adeyeye, who signed the statement, called for the investigation of the tragic error.
He said, “This is totally unacceptable and we demand a thorough and independent investigation into the matter to unravel the mystery behind the accident.
“The excuse by the Nigerian Military that the camp was mistaken to be a gathering of Boko Haram members is a show of unprofessionalism and lack of intelligence regarding operations of such magnitude.
“We are very worried that the military after several successes against the sect in recent times will display such provocative conduct capable of rubbishing its past achievements as a professional organisation.”