Monday, 23 October 2017

M-Net disenganged Recruitment agency over Racist job advert that says ‘only whites need apply’

South African TV channel, M-Net has distanced itself from a “whites only” job opening advertised at the company.

M-Net job advert was posted online on a recruitment agency website and it reads; 'we are specifically looking for a white, English-speaking commissioning editor as this role is for someone who will produce soapies and programmes in this specific demographic'.

M-Net has fired the recruitment company responsible, saying it did not authorise the advert, and the process was reportedly managed by Ambit Recruitment who inturn subcontracted another group without M-Net's on the know.

M-Net CEO Yolisa Phahle is quoted as saying:  'M-Net was absolutely appalled to learn about this advert. We would never advertise for a position in this way. It is clearly racist, against the constitution and against our values'.

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'Our Achievements are Real, not Propaganda and Lies' - Buhari replies Goodluck

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that contrary to former president Goodluck Jonathan's opinion, his administration has recorded notable achievements which are there for all to see. Recall that former president Goodluck Jonathan last week accused the Buhari-led government of engaging in lies and hi-tech propaganda.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the assertion at the opening of the two-day Nigeria Governors' Forum Conference for Media Handlers of States' Chief Executives in Abuja today October 23rd.

''For our Administration, our achievements are there for all to see. We are delivering in the broad areas that formed the plank of our policies: Security, fight against corruption and the economy, which includes the massive provision of infrastructure, ease of doing business and agriculture, just to mention a few". He said.

Providing facts and figures, the President listed the Administration's achievements in ending subsidy and yet ensuring the availability of petroleum products; in raising power generation, transmission and distribution, in the massive provision of infrastructure; in tackling insecurity and making a success of the agriculture revolution, among others.

''Those who accused this Administration of 'propaganda and lies' in the fuel supply sector, for example, did not tell Nigerians that whereas they paid between 800 billion and 1.3 trillion Naira as 'subsidy' yearly in their time, without making the products available even at regulated prices, this Administration is not paying any subsidy, yet all products are currently available at competitive prices and fuel queues are now history. In their time, they paid subsidy of 3.7 billion Naira daily in 2011; 2.2 billion Naira daily in 2012 and 2013, and 2.5 billion Naira daily in 2014, all for products that were never available.

''Those who accused this government of 'propaganda and lies' also said we have not achieved anything in the power sector. Comment is free, facts are sacred, as they say. When this Administration assumed office on 29 May 2015, available power on the grid totalled 2,690MW, transmission capacity was around 5,000MW and distribution capacity was 4,000MW.

''As at 4 September 2017, the available power that can be put on the grid was 6,619MW; the transmission capacity was simulated at 6,700 MW (up from 5,000 MW in 2015) but the distribution capacity was 4,600 MW, which was what was put on the grid. On September 12, 2017, production of power reached an all-time level of 7,001MW,''. He said.

Buhari said it is an irony that those who presided over a budget of 18 billion Naira for roads, 5 billion Naira for power and 1.8 billion Naira for Housing in 2015 are now accusing those who spent 198.25 billion Naira on roads, 91.2 billion Naira on power and 71.559 billion Naira on housing in the following year of non-achievement?

''Because of the increased spending in these areas, the massive debts owed to contractors are being settled so they can recall workers who were laid off and re-open closed work sites. As a matter of fact, during the implementation of the 2016 budget, we paid 103 construction companies executing 192 projects, and they, in turn, employed 17,749 people directly and 52,000 people indirectly in works.

''So far this year, 47.169 billion Naira has been paid to 62
contractors working on 149 projects to continue work on roads and bridges and keep people at work. Similar payments are being made to supervising consultants and to contractors in Housing and Power Sectors of the Ministry". He said.

The President also said highlighted the achievements that have been recorded by his Administration in the area of the Economy, wondering whether it is 'propaganda and lies' that headline Inflation has now fallen for the eighth consecutive month; that foreign exchange reserves are up to $32 billion, from $24 billion a year ago: that oil production is at nearly 2 million barrels per day and that Home-grown School Feeding Programme now being implemented in 17 States is benefiting more than 3 million public primary school children and more than 30,000 cooks across 20,000 schools.

He said close to 200,000 youths are now benefiting from the N-Power Programme, which recruits unemployed graduates to work as teachers, agricultural extension workers, and health extension workers; that the Government Enterprise & Empowerment Programme (GEEP), which provides micro-credit to farmers, traders, and artisans, now has in excess of 1 million beneficiaries, with women accounting for 56% of that number, and that at about $1.8 billion, the capital inflows in the second quarter of 2017 were almost double the $908 million in the first quarter.

''If our achievements are based on 'propaganda and lies', as they claim, why is our agricultural revolution achieving so much success: We have commissioned the 120,000 MT per annum WACOT Rice Mill in Argungu, Kebbi State. We have commissioned the 60,000 MT per annum Edo State Fertilizer Company Limited. What about the commissioning of OLAM's 750,000 MT per annum Integrated Poultry Facility in Kaduna State? Do you know that 15 moribund Fertilizer Blending Plants have now been revived and in operation across Nigeria, under the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative, creating 50,000 direct jobs and 70,000 indirect jobs?''. President asked.

He said when the Administration assumed office in 2015, Boko Haram was active in at least 10 states, could stroll into Abuja at a time and target of their own choosing to cause maximum havoc, in addition to holding territories and collecting taxes.

''Today, Boko Haram has been so degraded that it lacks the capacity to carry out any organized attack, while also increasingly losing the capacity to even attack soft targets. Importantly, Boko Haram no longer holds any territory. The same vigour is being used to address the herdsmen-farmers' clash, kidnapping for ransom and other crimes,''. Buhari said.

He said the biggest challenge facing government information managers is how to project the achievements of their principals against the background of worsening cases of disinformation and fake news, adding that the best way to tackle the problem is to remain focused, refuse to be distracted or intimidated and also to use facts and figures to counter the purveyors of disinformation and fake news.

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Everton coach Ronald Koeman sacked following 5-2 humiliating defeat by Arsenal

Everton FC manager, Ronald Koeman, has been sacked by the club following a humiliating  5-2 defeat in hands of Arsenal on Sunday.

Following Sunday's Premier League loss against the Arsene Wenger's side, the club dropped to the relegation zone with just eight points from nine games played so far in the season. Everton also faces elimination from the Europa League tournament after getting only one point in their opening three games.

Everton through their Twitter handle posted a statement confirming Koeman's sack on Monday afternoon which read as thus: "Everton Football Club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the Club.

"Chairman Bill Kenwright, the Board of Directors and Major Shareholder Farhad Moshiri would all like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the Club over the past 16 months and for guiding the Club to seventh place in last season's Premier League campaign."


— Everton (@Everton) October 23, 2017
The Dutch coach who leaves after 16 months in charge oversaw a £150million spending during the summer with the director of football, Steve Walsh.

Ronald bought Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson, but failed to impress the club with his new signing brought to the club.
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Sunday, 22 October 2017

WHO revoke Robert Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador appointment

The World Health Organization (WHO), has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following widespread condemnation.

WHO head, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a statement said; "I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns," 

Tedros had earlier commended Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health.

However, critics has noted that Zimbabwe's healthcare system had collapsed under the watchful eye of President Robert Mugabe's 30-year administration.
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Saturday, 21 October 2017

'APC will not make promises it will not keep, we keep our promises' - Yemi Osinbajo says at party's governorship campaign in Anambra | Photo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was in Onitsha, the Anambra state commercial hub center yesterday to flag off the party's governorship campaign in the state. While speaking to the party members to vote for the party's candidate, Tony Nwoye, during the November 18th election, Yemi Osinbajo said the party does not make promises it doesn't keep and that they would keep every electoral promise they make to Anambra people.

"I have come on behalf of Mr. President, many people know already that our President is a man who loves this State, and if you are looking for evidence that he loves this State, I am sure that you will not look very far. The first time that he ran for President, his running mate was from this State, yes, Chief Chuba Okadigbo. The second time that he ran, his running mate was from this State also, Chief Ume-Ezeoke. 

"So I want you to give Mr. President 3 Gbosas! (Crowd responds!) The APC government is a government that will do everything it has promised. We are not making promises for nothing. The second Niger Bridge, we have been talking about it for a long time, but for the first time, the President went by himself to negotiate the facility to do that second Niger Bridge. That is why the second Niger Bridge is in our current budget and we have provided for it. 

"In fact, I am being reminded that just two days ago, the Sovereign Wealth Fund paid N2billion for that same project. (Sum paid to the contractor Julius Berger for early works) We will definitely see our second Niger Bridge, we will not make promises we cannot keep. When we were talking about railways, Lagos – Calabar railway, under the old administration, I will not mention them by name, they said Lagos will go to Calabar, there was no connection to the Southeast. 

"It was when President Muhammadu Buhari came, that we re-designed the Lagos – Calabar, in order to pass through Onitsha in the first place. That new design is what we also have- the Port Harcourt - Maiduguri railway, which has a connection to Umuahia, Owerri, Enugu, and Awka. So we will not make promises we cannot keep, we will keep our promises'.
Speaking further". Yemi Osinbajo said

'This State was the first to receive our Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, we gave this State money first for that programme. And we have already in 807 schools, here in Anambra State, fed young children in primary schools. We have over 103,000 children that are already being fed here in Anambra. The school feeding programme is an APC programme and we have engaged over a thousand cooks. 

"Also, we have our N-Power programme for young graduates. Already we have employed 4,518 young graduates and we intend to increase the number. We will not make any promise we cannot keep. That is why I am so sure you will be making the right choice, you will be doing the right thing. How many people know that when you do the right thing, you will get the right result? 

"One plus one is two not two and a half, two plus two is four not four and a half. If you make the right choice, you will get the right results. When we made the right choice and voted the APC, we are getting the right results. By the grace of God, you in Anambra State will also get the right results. So it is my very special pleasure now, to invite the National Chairman to present our flag, I am going to join him. The proper person to present the flag is our Chairman, so that it will be valid, because we don’t want any invalid presentation of our flag, and I will also accompany him and all of us here will accompany him". He said.
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Revealed!!! Why Director in Kogi state Civil service Reportedly commits Suicide 10 days after his wife Delivered a set of Triplets

A director in the Kogi state Civil Service, Edward Soje, has committed suicide. The 54-year-old grade level 16 officer in the Kogi state Teaching Service Commission, was found dangling from a tree at the mammy market at the Maigumeri barracks, the Nigeria Army Command Record in the state today October 21st.

The sad incident came just 10 days after his wife of 17 years welcomed their set of male triplets at an Abuja hospital. They had been childless since they got married.

The deceased was being owed 11 months’ salary as at the time he took his life. According to family sources, he had been going through serious financial crisis due to the non-payment of his salary. He had even sold off his only car and a three-bedroom bungalow he was building at Otokiti area of Lokoja. He sold the building which was at lintel level at a giveaway price of N1.5 million in April to meet urgent family needs. He became under serious pressure when his wife, also a civil servant, put to birth a set of male triplets at a private hospital in Abuja through a caesarean operation. The deceased remained in the hospital to look after wife and children until Oct. 13, a day before the naming ceremony when he decided to come back to Lokoja.

When he got to Lokoja, he went straight to a commercial bank where he had N30, 000, collected it and then asked that the account be closed.  He immediately left Lokoja for the hospital in Abuja where he rejoined his wife and handed over the N30,000 cash to her.On Oct. 14, Soje and wife were joined by two pastors and few relatives to perform a brief naming ceremony for the triplets in the hospital.

He later left the hospital on the pretext that he wanted to pick few things from the wife’s apartment in Abuja with a promise to come back quickly. But Soje did not return for hours and did not pick any of the many calls made to his telephone line, a development which forced the wife to send somebody to the house to go and ascertain what was happening to him.

The person, on getting to the apartment knocked the door severally but no response and decided to call his telephone number. On hearing the telephone ringing out from the apartment, the person called for the assistance of neighbors who after much knocking broke the door and found his phone. Underneath the phone was a suicide note that read

“Psalm 121:3 God will not suffer your foot to be moved: He that keepeth you will not slumber. Amen. You and the three boys, the God Almighty will keep you and prosper you, amen. I love you,.

When the wife was informed, she quickly contacted some people to begin a search for him in Abuja while relations and friends in Lokoja were also informed of the development. Efforts made to locate him did not yield fruit until relations decided to visit hospitals in Lokoja, the decision paid off eventually on Friday, October 20 when the corpse of Soje was found in the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja. A member of the family said that the management of the hospital explained to them that Soje’s corpse was brought in by the police, who found it dangling on a tree.

Source: LIB
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'Buhari is a Cancer that keeps Growing and the only Proper thing to Do is to Cut it out' - Femi Fani-Kayode says

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode said this in his latest write-up titled "The March for Freedom and The Monster from Futa Jalon'. Read below...

The greatest crime that man has inflicted on his fellow man in the last 50 years is the evil concept of unrestrained globalization coupled with the incremental evolution, unacceptable espousal and wholehearted acceptance of the artificial, man-made, mongrel nation-state which is made up of ethnic and religious incompatibles.

Yet thankfully there has been a backlash.
The forces of the far-right and ethnic nationalism are marshalling and are on the rise all over the world. Consequently a laudable, unprecedented and irresistable counter-offensive has begun.

We see this in Trump's United States of America, Putin's Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Israel, France, Holland, Hungary and many other parts of the civilised world.

We have witnessed it in Catalonia, Biafra, Scotland and Kurdistan where the oppressed are fighting for the establishment of their own nation.

All over the world we hear the cry of those that are struggling for their emancipation and deliverance from alien and foreign oppressors with whom they share no history or have any cultural or religious links or affiliation.

Throughout the comity of nations we hear the desperate lamentations and compelling words of those great and noble patriots and souls who take pride in their history, cultural heritage, ethnicity and religious faith and who refuse to allow their identity to be redefined, watered down, eradicated or decimated in the name of unrestrained and unfettered racial integration with those that they have nothing in common.

We hear the voices of those who refuse to be robbed of their heritage and persona by a godless horde of ranking unbelievers, murderous religious extremists, barborous aliens and desperate usurpers who come from a distant land and we acknowledge the concerns of those who refuse to be ensnared by false, bogus and long-discredited notions of political correctness and the wholesale adoption of discredited and nonsenical liberal values and philosophies.

The bottom line is as follows: there is no crime in flying the flag of ethnic nationalism, in rejecting the idea of a nation of hybrids and in wanting to take your nation back for its people. There is no sin in the desire to re-establish pure and unpolluted ethnic bloodlines and racial stock.

There is no shame in chanting "blood and soil" whilst marching in the streets with torch in hand as others once did many years ago.

It is indeed the procession of the faithful: it is the march for freedom and the song of liberty.

It is an attempt to restore, defend and preserve the very essence of who we are. It is an attempt to break the shackles of bondage and the chains of slavery. It is an attempt to liberate us from those with whom we share no history, no heritage and no values and yet who insist on imposing their will on us, controlling and dominating our very lives and insisting that they were born to rule.

This is all the more so given the fact that, in the Nigerian context, we are saddled with the most bloodthirsty, sadistic, sectional, extreemist, bigoted, tribalistic, vicious, bitter, narrow-minded and ignorant President that our country has ever known.

This is a man that was once a profoundly good man but that has now become one of the worlds greatest ethnic cleansers. I say this because under his watch more Shiite Muslims, northern Christians, Igbo youths, Middle Belters and southerners have been slaughtered and butchered than at any other time in our history other than during the civil war.

Worse still, this is a man who, according to the
President of the World Bank, Kim Yong Jim, said that his organisation should concentrate their efforts on developing northern Nigeria alone as if the rest of our country does not even exist.

Yet why am I not surprised? After all as far as Buhari is concerned the people of southern Nigeria and the Middle Belt are nothing but low-lifes, vassals and slaves who are only relevant at the time of a presidential election.

This is a man who had the sheer effontry and nerve to insult us all by addressing the entire nation in the Hausa language on the occasion of the Islamic Ramadan observance.

This is a man who boastfullly and openly told the world that he would favour those who voted for him in the 2015 Presidential elections (meaning his core Muslim northern base) and that he would not favour those who voted against him (meaning the predominantly Christian south).

This is a man who the celebrated writer Bashorun Akin Osuntokun rightly described in his latest column as a President "who is firmly wedded to the politics of division and of pan northern Nigerian Muslim irredentist politics".

This is a man under whose watch as Minister of Petroleum in 1977 $2.8 billion dollars went missing.

This is a man under whose watch as Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund in 1997 $500 million dollars went missing.

And this is a man under whose watch as President of the Federal Republic and again as Minister of Petroleum and Energy in 2017 $26 billion dollars has gone missing.

A leader must put the good of his country before his own inclinations and that of his party. This is something that is clearly lost on Muhammadu Buhari and his core northern Hausa Fulani supremacist supporters.

Nigel Farage MEP, the founder and former leader of Great Britain's United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and one of the most formidable and potent
voices behind BREXIT recently said,

"The establishment media across Europe and the West despise me. They cannot accept that people still believe in the nation state".

I know precisely how he feels. The walk of the ethnic nationalist in todays globalised world is more often than not a lonely one. Farage places his english heritage and identity before he does his British one. He also places his British heritage before his European one and he outrightly rejects the concept and notion of a fully integrated and amaglamated European super state where various and disparate ethnic nationalities are merged into one.

I share his vision and ethos and I superimpose it on the Nigerian plain. I am an Ife before being a Yoruba, I am a Yoruba before being a Nigerian and I refuse to have it any other way.

This is especially so when one considers what has been going on in the last two years in our country. A monster from Futa Jalon has been foisted upon us. And that monster uses misplaced notions of ethnic supremacy, religious bigotry, intellectial intolerance, radical islam, selective justice, hidden agendas, vicious coercion, secret and ruthlesss cabals and state-sponsored terrror to impose his will and effect his purpose.

Consider the events in Plateau state a few days ago.

No less than forty (and according to some reports as many as one hundred) innocent and defenceless indegenous Christians, including women and children, were butchered in their homes by Muslim Fulani herdsmen.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who is himself a Muslim, a Fulani and indeed the Life Patron of the Fulani Herdsmen Association (Miyetti Allah) has offered no commiserations to the families of the dead, has refused to visit the state, has expressed no genuine regrets or remorse, has failed to arrrest any of the perpertrators and has refused to declare the Fulani herdsmen as terrorists. Instead of doing any of the above he said there must be no reprisals against his Fulani kinsmen after which he promptly flew off to Turkey for a D8 meeting.

Is that the behaviour of a President of Nigeria or the heartless and insensitive actions of the imperial master and overlord of a conquered people and a subjugated vassal state?

That is where Buhari has brought us. One is compelled to ask, is this the kind of leadership and country that we deserve. Is that what Lord Lugard's amaglamated super state with its annointed Fulani overlords have to offer? Is that what I am supposed to subsume, supress and sacrifice my Yoruba heritage and my Christian faith for? I think not!

One thing I know is this: Buhari is a man-made President and not a God-made President. He is the biblical Saul. And like Saul, he will end in defeat and shame and his wickedness shall not go unpunished.The good news is that with every Saul comes a David and I have little doubt that sooner than later David will appear on the scene and he will rise and rule.

Permit me to end this contribution with the words of Sir Winston Churchill, an Old Harrovian (like yours truly) and the greatest Prime Minister that Great Britain ever had. He said,

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never: in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparantly overwhelming might of the enemy”.

These words inspire and I commend them to every man, woman and child in our country who refuses to bow to tyranny and be enslaved and who takes pride in who they are, where they come from and what their ethnic heritage, bloodlines, racial stock and true nationality is.

Though Buhari's darkness has covered the light and glory of Nigeria and his evil empowers cruel men, heartless women, troubled souls and evil spirits it will soon come to an end because joy comes in the morning.

I conclude with the following counsel.

There will be times that we are powerless when we face evil, injustice and tyranny but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

This man Buhari is a cancer that keeps growing and the only proper thing to do is to cut it out.

Some say that the path of uncompromising and relentless opposition that we have chosen is a dangerous and unpredictable one. They forget that the wounds of honor are self-inflicted.

If you want to be set apart and regarded as a man of courage, truth and honor or the champion of the oppressed and the voice of the voiceless you must be ready to take the blows, wounds and oftentimes dire consequences that go with it.

William Shakespeare wrote "cowards die many times before their time but the valiant die but once" whilst our very own Wole Soyinka wrote "the man died in him who remained silent in the face of tyranny".

The great American patriot and hero of the war of independence, John Mchenry, told King George 111 of England to "give me freedom or give me death" whilst George Washington, the leader of the American forces in that war and the first President of the United States of America said,

"the thing that sets the American Christian apart from all other people in the world is that he will die on his feet before he will live on his knees".

To top it all one of the most courageous souls of the 21st century, Edward Snowden, who is the American spy that defected to Russia two years ago, wrote "speak not because it is safe but because it is right".

Given the circumstances that we have found ourselves in Buhari's Nigeria, EVERY single person in our country has much to learn from the profound words of these deeply courageous men.

Some of us have chosen to be courageous and valiant and have refused to remain silent. We made a choice to stand up and resist the chicanery and wickedness of this administration and we are prepared to pay the price for the choice that we have made.

I for one would rather live a short life and die as a free man than live a long life as a slave. The Bible says "he who holds on to his life will lose it and he who is ready to give up his life for my cause will gain it".

I do not fear any man or any circumstance because I know the God that I serve. I am a servant of truth, a warrior of light and a child of the Living God: I bow to no man and I do not tremble before tyrants.

I will endure anything and pay any price to liberate my nation and deliver my people from the chains of perfidy, ignorance and oppression and from the tyranny, evil, manifest corruption and double standards of the Buhari administration.

Finally I will resist the inequalities, cruelty and bondage of the unconsciable vassal state that Nigeria has been transformed into in the last two years with every fibre of my being in the full knowledge that in the end we shall prevail.

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Timi Dakolo has a Word for 'My pastor said" Set of baby Christians

Timi Dakolo wrote this piece on his IG page. Read it below...




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African leaders must speak ‘with one voice’ - Buhari tells Alpha Conde of Guinea

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that African leaders must speak ‘with one voice’, independent of foreign influence, to achieve economic integration, development, peace, and security on the continent.

Speaking at a bilateral meeting with President Alpha Conde of Guinea on Friday night in Istanbul, Turkey, President Buhari said leaders should learn from history to effectively tackle conflicts, violent extremism, and proliferation of small arms and light weapons.

The two Presidents, who met on the margins of the ninth D8 Summit in Istanbul, exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

President Buhari assured his Guinean counterpart, who is also the current Chairman of AU that Nigeria would continue to strengthen its engagement with all AU member states to address current security challenges in restive areas such as South Sudan and Libya, and the political crisis in Togo.

In his remarks, Conde praised Nigeria’s leadership on the continent, particularly President Buhari’s great job on anti-corruption and his strong voice on African issues at the international stage.

The Guinean leader stressed the need for Guinea and Nigeria to accelerate economic cooperation, particularly in the natural resources sector, where Guinea boasts of 25 percent or more of the world’s known bauxite reserves.
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Friday, 20 October 2017

Nigerian Umar Abdulmutallab, who's serving life jail is reportedly suing US Justice Department for denying him free speech and religious right

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man serving life jail for attempting to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on 2009 Christmas Day is suing the U.S. Justice Department for claims that he' being denied free speech and religious rights.

He received multiple life sentences following an attempted attack on the Amsterdam to Detroit flight, which he called part of his “religious duty” as a Muslim to wage jihad against the United States.

In a lawsuit filed in a Colorado federal court, he said authorities in the federal maximum security prison where he is being held were violating his constitutional rights by not allowing him to communicate with the outside world or practice his religion as a Muslim, saying he's being held in long-term solitary confinement.

The lawsuit accused staff at the United States Penitentiary-Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado of repeatedly force feeding him during a hunger strike using “excessively and unnecessarily painful” methods.

Abdulmutallab also asserted the Justice Department went too far in restricting his communication, including not allowing him to talk to his nieces and nephews since his solitary confinement was based on a special administrative measures imposed on national security grounds.

White supremacist inmates were also permitted to harass him during prayer times, according to the lawsuit. “Prisoners retain fundamental constitutional rights to communicate with others and have family relationships free from undue interference by the government,” said Gail Johnson, his attorney, in a statement to the New York Times.

Abdulmutallab trained at an al Qaeda camp in Yemen under the direction of U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to the Justice Department. His bomb caused a fire on the Northwest Airlines flight, which had 289 people aboard, and he was subdued by passengers.
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17 State governors purportedly plot removal of APC National chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun

The internal crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is about to take a different turn as 17 governors are allegedly plotting to remove the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, from office. According to the Nation, the governors are reportedly not happy with Oyegun for running the party with only seven of their colleagues and have over time sidelined them from the activities of the party.  The governors reportedly have reached out to President Buhari on their decision to reject Oyegun’s leadership and pass a vote of no confidence on him during their NEC meeting on October 31st.

Source within the party that confirmed the riff in it said “Ahead of the NEC meeting of APC next week, there is tension in the party. About 17 of the 24 governors are unhappy with the national chairman. They are plotting to withdraw their support for him, unless he carries all of them along.”

The seven governors reportedly working in Oyegun's favor include Governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi); Rochas Okorocha (Imo); Solomon Lalong (Plateau); Yahaya Bello (Kogi)  and Samuel Ortom (Benue).

The 17 governors believe that Oyegun is romancing their seven colleagues because the APC National Chairman believes they are close to the President. They expressed fears that the party might split the way the National Chairman was leaving decisions on issues to the ‘anointed’ governors,” the source added

Another member of the party that spoke on the condition of anonymity said “Initially, the 17 governors decided to write a letter to the APC leadership but they shelved the idea because it will appear as if they are reporting their colleagues. They are, however, reaching out to President Buhari but through the back channels to avoid embarrassing the President during the October 31 NEC meeting. They want the President to call the National Chairman to order. They said if care is not taken, they might be forced to come out openly on their concern.”

However, a member of NEC said: “What you are hearing is a game plan to pass a vote of no confidence on Oyegun at the NEC meeting. The issues the 17 governors are raising are part of the conspiracy against the National Chairman. And what you are likely to see is the direction where things will go at the NEC session. As regards Oyegun’s preference for some governors, I do not think it is true. If the chairman has personal relationship with some governors, I think it is by virtue of their position or performance. For instance, the National Chairman does not hide his likeness for El-Rufai who he describes openly as ‘very energetic and full of ideas’. He is always proud of the governor of Kebbi and he relates well with Okorocha as the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF). He is also used to the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Abdul-Aziz Yari, to get update on issues of governance.”

Another NEC source said Oyegun’s camp was already aware of “the plot”.

“In the last few days, strategists of Oshiomhole have been pushing his candidacy as successor to Oyegun ahead of the NEC meeting. But the pro-Oshiomhole governors will fail because by the APC constitution, only the Deputy National Chairman from the South, Chief Segun Oni, can succeed Oyegun. The thinking is that Oni could resign at the NEC meeting to contest the Ekiti State governorship primaries. The APC constitution is silent on who takes over. So, we will be running into a deeper crisis, the source added”

Meanwhile, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi, says he is shocked at the division within the party. According to him, the governors have always attended meetings that were convened by Oyegun.

“I don’t know the basis for the discontent because the party’s leaders always meet with the governors every month. And on some occasions, we had more than 70 to 80 per cent attendance. In fact, we met with the governors on Wednesday in Abuja as part of our monthly session with them. If there is any discontent, such a forum would have provided an opportunity for them to raise it.” he said

The party members now await October 31st to see how events would would unfold.

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Why Maintain Your Moral Uprightness!

AB thank God for another day. I guess You Do too!

Appreciating God for seeing another day; another opportunity to make new friends; made amends in the mistake of yesterday [if any]; take a walk out and had feel of things that you consider good looking…sincerely I cherish good things. And I know you do!

A young man who lives close to me bought a land and completed the 5 set of one bedroom flat and 2 bedrooms building in a space of 3 months. Everybody was happy for him. For at least, he has made it! The next thing we heard from the sister in-law, he has bought another land and developing it. In a space of yet another 3 months, he’s done with the building. That wasn’t even enough, he bought a powerful jeep. The jeep appears to be unequal in my locality. Everyone seems to be talking about the car! Some guys around came to me asking who the guy is…and to comment on the car.

The car is SWEET said one of the guys.

I’ll buy the jeep; said the other. While it’s good to desire good thing[s], you should do well to work for it. Faith without work is nothing but a mere wish.

But, how do you aim to achieve that? I ask him. ANYHOW he said. Don’t be desperate, said one of the guys; tell yourself the truth…you can’t buy that jeep.

Even though, it’s not out of place to desire good thing, you just have to work hard for it. Desiring anything without having the purchasing power becomes a mere wish. You get that? RIGHT!

My neighbour friend desired the jeep and really worked for it. That’s the assumption. The sister’s in-law can tell his story. He’s a young boy when his elder brother took over his upbringing, and invariably was brought up by the brother’s wife, who is the sister, in-law. A boy that got frustrated in the village parked his bags and baggage and left for city. After few months, he was asked to learn auto mechanic. To cut the long story short, he finished his apprenticeship and was established.

In short, he’s a road side mechanic and that’s what he’s doing and getting the money to do all that. The rest is history.

Sadly, the wealth got to the level that the elder brother and wife became suspicious of how is getting his money to have achieve all that. 

Ordinarily, smart idea works…But

Not the ideas to dupe people. Or engage in dubious activities to make money. This won’t help you but instead will lead you to quick end.


Enough of that…and let’s get to where I’m going.

Our society today no longer ask question about your source of wealth. No! That doesn’t count any longer. There’s just a big question mark on the morality of the people. In our society today

If you don’t have money, you’re not to be recon with. Even in your family cycle. A younger one in a family is accorded respect more than her elder siblings. Why? S/he has money in the family. Without her, nothing happens.

This development has led to the point that no one CARES any longer what the source of your money/wealth is but just wants to make

money ANYHOW at ALL cost. In a topic like this

One thing led to another but would want us to focus on your need to maintain your moral uprightness no matter the level of moral decadence in the society.

Money is good and the Bible recognize this in the book of Ecclesiastes 10:19 ‘’A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry; But money answers EVERYTHING”.

Nothing is wrong with MONEY. It’s the LOVE of MONEY to the injury of the other person... that’s wrong. Here, I’m not trying to be religious. Far be it.

But it’s important you refer to this book of life. It helps. Why?

I even need money than you probably need it, but you have to do those things that attract money. How? I’ll tell you. And here you have it…

Don’t be fooled by sharp-sharp money. It could lead you to quick jail. The basic principle of earning is security of your investment. You have to invest in a safe manner either. Yes!

Either you invest money or you invest your time. Both will make you money genuinely without ending you in quick jail.

Don’t compare yourself with other persons. Whenever you compare yourself with other, you simply are regarding yourself as not good enough.  “I returned and saw under the sun that –

the race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favour to men of skill; But time and chances happen to them all”. Whatever...

Your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.

Be contented with what you have while you work hard to improve on it. Why compare yourself with others? Remember

No one in the whole world can do a better job of being you than you. Instead
of comparing yourself with others, redirect the thought, ask yourself questions instead. Like what are those things

you could have done 5,3, or even 1 year ago that you didn’t do?

What are your wins this year, compared to last year at this time? How has your life improved? How have you improved? What have you done recently that you never thought you could do?

These questions will help you to improve on your life instead of comparing yourself with other. Comparing might push you to do something desperate which might lead you to an ugly end. Rejoice instead

with those that are making it. Don’t condemn people that have because you don’t have yet. Your own will come!

Wait for your time and in everything, give thanks. And that’s what the scripture requires of you.

Why Compare?

Hey, comparing yourself could not be out of place if you go about it in the RIGHT manner. How? I’ll tell you.

Comparing yourself with others could just be what you need to help you know what’s possible. Comparing makes you competitive,

In a good way anyway! Being competitive doesn’t mean you want the other person to fail. It just means you want the same level of success for yourself. And.

Comparing makes you more grateful. Like I said earlier, when you rejoice in others’ success, your own sure will come.

It’s just that the hearts of man are desperately wicked. But separate yourself. And work diligently to earn your decent living. Remember

Quick Dubious Money, Quick Jail and...

those who fails to hear has and always have their finger burnt. Do not say you don’t know. 

For, there’s no ignorance in the court of law.

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Love you Ray, stay safe - Actress Tonto wishes HushPuppi speedy recovery

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has shared a photo of Hushpuppi, wishing him a quick recovery.

This is not the first time the Nollywood actress is sending shout out to Hushpuppi on social media.

Hushpuppi who is known for his love for Gucci stuffs was pictured on the stairs of a sea side house.

"Zaddy God gat you real big!!!

You are healed in Jesus name..

The healing hands of God rest Upon you,I speak divine health and healing into your body and bones..I decree that every illl yolk be broken in Jesus name..

I love you Ray, Stay safe❤️��


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Comedian Kevin Hart turning Cheating Scandal into a Joke to Promote Tour

Kevin Hart is turning his cheating scandal into a joke to promote his tour, "the Irresponsible Tour".

The comedian posted video on Instagram, different versions of himself – the actor, mogul, author, pops, and so on – telling Kevin the comedian just what he’s doing wrong.

He wrote: In 2 Days the 1st leg of my Irresponsible tour tickets will be on sale people. Here is a 60sec clip of The Kevin’s Conversation with Kevin….Im dropping the 4min video on Friday!!!!! Let’s gooooooooo….

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"God gave me the blessing, endowed me with a prayer warrior in the person of my wife” - Gov. Ambode praises wife

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed gratitude to God for his wife, Mrs Bolanle Patience Ambode for the indispensable role she has played in his life. A complimentary blessing as he described her.

The governor while speaking to City People, said:

God gave me the grace. God gave me the blessing, endowed me with a prayer warrior in the person of my wife.”

“My wife has just been a complimentary blessing. People know me. I am too carefree but I have a companion that is strong. Like they say that couples complement each other, that is one thing I cherish, all and my life.” 

“Sometimes, you meet people along the way and they become energy for you. They give you the right aura, and mine has not been different. I thank God. That is what has made me who I am.”
The couple got married in 1991 and that's 26-year ongoing. More blessing!

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Wife of late Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela undergoes knee surgery

Winnie Mandela, South African activist, wife of late Nelson Mandela and politician who has held several government post and headed the African National Congress Women's League has been admitted to the Milpark Hospital.

Mrs Mandela was reporedly admitted to hospital on Tuesday for a minor procedure on her knee and the procedure was successful according a statement released on Thursday.

According to Victor Dlamini, her spokesperson; "she will be kept at the hospital for the next two weeks to ensure that she has adequate rest and her progress can be monitored closely. I visited her at the hospital this afternoon and she was in high spirits. She said her health problems go back to her time when she was banished to Brandfort and her knee first gave her trouble. We chatted about many things and she said she was looking forward to the ANC conference in December".
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Lupita Nyong'o claims Harvey Weinstein also assaulted her sexually

Lupita Nyong'o has joined several other women who have accused mogul Hollywood movie producer, Harvey Weinstein of trying to undress in her presence in a bedroom.

According to TMZ:

Nyong'o says she met Weinstein in 2011 at an awards ceremony in Berlin while she was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. Lupita claims several months later, she was invited by Weinstein to join him at his family home in Connecticut for a screening of a film.

Nyong'o says she arrived at Weinstein's home, met his wife and children and Harvey set her up to watch the film in his private screening room. According to Lupita, Weinstein interrupted the film just 15 minutes in and invited her to his private bedroom.
Once in the bedroom, Lupita says Harvey asked if he could give her a massage. The actress says she panicked and offered to give the producer one instead, he obliged, removed his shirt and laid down on the bed.

Nyong'o claims she fled the producer's home when he tried to remove his pants.

The actress says she turned down another advance by Weinstein not long after the massage incident and he threatened her career. It was after she won an Oscar in 2014 that Weinstein approached her once again, begging her to star in one of his films ... an offer she declined.

Also, anonymous Italian model/actress has come out claiming she was raped by Harvey Weinstein in her hotel room in 2013 as reported earlier here.
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Italian model claims Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2013 | LAPD Rape Investigation

A woman has reportedly filed a police report with LAPD on Thursday, claiming Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2013, and the Department has launched a criminal investigation, TMZ reports.

The woman, an Italian model/actress claims it all happened when she attended the Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival in February, 2013.

According to her, she had met Weinstein before, and in fact said at the time, he asked her up to his room but she declined. Insisting, she says Weinstein showed up at her hotel lobby at Mr. C Beverly Hills and asked if he could join her in her room. But that she declined, however, a short time later Weinstein was at her hotel door.

The woman, who was reportedly 34 at the time, tells the L.A. Times, Weinstein forced his way into her room, saying, "I'm not going to f*** you. I just want to talk." She says he repeatedly asked to see her naked, then grabbed her by the hair, yanked her into the bathroom and forcibly raped her.

According to her, she begged him to stop, showing him photos of her kids. It apparently went on for 45 minutes, and Weinstein allegedly left.

She says she was afraid to report him, but informed her priest, a friend and a nanny.
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EU Leaders rule out Mediation in Catalan crisis

Donald Tusk, European Council President has explicitly dismissed any EU mediation over Catalonia, notwithstanding the "concerning" situation there, BBC reports.

He was quoted as saying; "There is no room, no space for any kind of mediation or international initiative or action".

He was reportedly speaking at a joint news conference with EU Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker.

Recall, Catalans voted for independence in October 1, 2017 referendum, but was outlawed by Spain and this has brought about mass demonstrations.

Donald Tusk's makes this remark hours after Spain reportedly said she was beginning the process of imposing direct rule on the autonomous region.

"I am of course for many reasons in permanent contact with (Spain's) Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy," Mr Tusk said.
"There is no hiding that the situation in Spain is concerning, but our position... is clear."

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly said that the Catalan crisis has exposed Western hypocrisy, which seem to backs some separatist movements but not others.

Adding that Western nations had supported the independence of Kosovo from Serbia - a Russian ally - but not Catalonia or for Iraqi Kurdistan.

He further questioned the contrary view of several countries to Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, which prompted an international sanctions against Russia.

Photo credit: EPA
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Viral photos of a Hummer SUV spotted being used to carry bamboo sticks from market in Anambra

Wow! Hummer SUV you and I know was a luxury ride some years back o! See more photos below...

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