Sunday, 15 April 2018

Three men burnt alive in Cross River

Three suspected thieves were burnt alive during the weekend in Bekwara Local Government Area of Cross River State. The men were accused of theft and were set ablaze by an angry mob. Details later. See photos below.



Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Read the conversation of AOU Professor demanding 5 rounds of sex from his female student

An audio of sex scandal that has since gone viral surfaced online some days ago, claiming that one Richard Akindele, a professor of management and accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, demanded 5 rounds of sex from his female student as a condition for passing her in a course she failed. Read the full transcription below. 


Student: Hello sir, Professor Akindele, yesterday you said something but because I was close to my boyfriend I could not say anything. You said you’ve submitted it
Lecturer: I gave you an opportunity and you missed it. Forget about it. You will do it next year.
Student: I was calling to confirm whether you were serious about it.
Lecturer: Me that agreed to do something. I know what I meant. If you don’t trust me, forget about it. If I wouldn’t do it, why should I give you audience in the first place? If I am not interested in doing it, I won’t give you audience in the first instance. The other person has come and I told her straight away because there is nothing I can do to bail that person out and her mark is even better than your own. The person scored 39 while your own is 33. Only two people failed the course so what else do you want me to do. You can see it anytime you come, we are at Moro doing exam, we are doing MBA executive exam. They are just starting. I will finish by 4:30 and maybe 5, I should be in the office. If you are ready, come by 5 Why did you tell me you were on your period the other time.
Student: I was really seeing my period Professor Akindele.
Lecturer: Stop mentioning my name. And now nko?.
Student: I am not on my period now.
Lecturer: Your boyfriend has done it yesterday?
Student: Is it every time that someone will be doing with the boyfriend? Is it every time you do it with your wife?
Lecturer: Yes
Student: It’s a lie, not possible. So what’s the plan now?
Lecturer: Let’s have the first one today and then we will do another one tomorrow. Is our agreement not five times?
Student: Is it B that you want to give me or C? Why would it be five times you will knack me?
Lecturer: That’s what I will do.
Student: Prof, you know what? Let me fail it. I can’t do it five times. For what nah? No worry. Thank you, sir
Lecturer: You are welcome.

Source: TheCable.ng

Monday, 9 April 2018

Ayo Adebanjo: The Man and His Politics by Reuben Abati

By Reuben Abati
When friends, family and political associates gather in Ijebu-Ogbo, Ogun state today, to celebrate the 90th birthday of Chief Ayo Adebanjo, they will be honouring a radical and progressive politician, a lawyer, elder statesman, a patriot, and a nationalist of Yoruba extraction, who is without doubt, one of the most remarkable politicians of his generation and a voice of reason in the Nigerian politics of the 20th century and early 21st century. In a country where life expectancy is 53, “one of the most dangerous places to give birth” according to Bill Gates, a house which Karl Maier describes as “fallen”, the attainment of the nonagenarian grade is no mean feat.
Born on April 10, 1928, barely six years after the Clifford Constitution and the first legislative elections in Nigeria, Adebanjo has lived through the finest and ugliest moments of Nigerian history: the constitutional processes, the struggle for independence, party politics leading to independence and after, the civil war, military rule, return to democracy, the struggle for the protection of democracy and civilian rule, and the bigger struggle of ensuring the survival and development of Nigeria. He joined the struggle early in 1943, as a Zikist, as a follower of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe but in 1951, he became a member of the youth wing of the Action Group, and a mentee and political disciple of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. This became the defining moment of his life and 67 years later, he has remained faithful to the ideals of that political party and the ideology/political philosophy of his mentor – that is Awoism.
As Adebanjo turns 90, what is to be celebrated is not necessarily his longevity, even if there may be lessons to be learnt from his life habits – he maintains a rigorous exercise regimen, a daily routine we are told includes aerobic sessions, he neither smokes nor drinks, and for more than 60 years he has remained married to the same woman- but there are no hard and fast rules about longevity perhaps – some alcoholics live up to hundred, and some chronic womanisers outlive their own hubris- longevity, if I may essay a religious tone, is a matter of grace. Adebanjo has lived a true life of blessing and amazing grace.
In 1962, during the travails of the Action Group and Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s trial for treasonable felony, Adebanjo was charged for felony, along with 30 others. He had to flee to Ghana. He has been detained more than once for his political beliefs, but this has not altered his resolve. Following the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election, which was won by Chief MKO Abiola of the then Social Democratic Party, Adebanjo was one of the chieftains of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO). He joined protests, stood at the barricades and made his voice heard. Members of the democratic coalition and other groups in civil society were shot at, harassed, humiliated and their family members were intimidated. Used to the dangers of a political life in a dangerous society, Adebanjo’s resolve remains unshaken, even in the winter season of his life.
When he fled into exile in 1962, his father was arrested, detained and rough-handled by the state. Many of Adebanjo’s colleagues have died in the course of the struggle. Some moved to the other side of the fence. Others adjusted in later life. The very essence of Chief Adebanjo’s politics lies in his consistency, his unwavering commitment to ideas rather than opportunism, his courage in the face of fire and intimidation, the life of sacrifice that he has lived, and his loyalty to Awo and Awoism. On this last score, he may in fact be described as the last of the original Awoists.
This emphasis on ideology, party politics, and Awosim is important, as an entry point into the interrogation of Chief Ayo Adebanjo’s politics. The kind of post-politics reality that has developed in Nigeria since the early 2000s has been a politics that is not driven by any ideology or principles or core beliefs, but by the desperate search for power by any vehicle possible. For this reason, there are many politicians in Nigeria today who cannot effectively articulate what exactly they believe in or stand for, and there are many of them who in less than a decade have used up to about five political platforms of disconcertingly contradictory impressions. This is probably the reason Chief Ayo Adebanjo has stayed away in the last few years from direct party politics.
In 1951, he joined the Action Group, in the Second Republic, he was a member of the Unity Party of Nigeria, in the 90s, he was a member of the progressive democratic coalition; with the return to party politics in 1998, he was a member of the Alliance for Democracy which was more or less an Awoist party. When the AD seemed to have transmuted, or well, to have been compromised and something called the ACN emerged, Adebanjo kept his distance and functioned more as a leader of the Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, which till date seems more committed to the Awoist ideology. What is this ideology?
The Action Group, the Unity Party of Nigeria, the Alliance for Democracy had consistently preached the same ideology of public good: free education, health, and prosperity for all, rural development and welfarism.
It was on this platform that Chief Obafemi Awolowo transformed the Western region as leader in the First and Second Republics and it is these same principles that have continued to guide those who profess to be Awoists. But Awoism in a real sense is not just about service delivery, it is also a mode of engagement with the rest of Nigeria by a group of political actors in the Western region. These actors are committed to federalism, a restructuring of Nigeria, regional autonomy, and a re-negotiation of the mandate of 1914.
In real terms, these are the same issues that have caused much political difference in Nigeria. Awoists naturally align with minorities across Nigeria, historical circumstances, particularly the civil war pitched them against Igbos, and hegemonic politics pitted them against the mainstream Northern political establishment. When this is disaggregated, the researcher will find in-between, much that relates to the ethnic, regional and religious politics in Nigeria. I will return to this shortly.
Chief Ayo Adebanjo has been one of the most vocal, most unrelenting apostles of Awoism in Nigeria. His loyalty and religious devotion should be a worthy study. He believes that Nigeria should, no, must be, restructured, and that Nigeria’s unity is indeed negotiable, the basis for that having been established in 1954 and the subsequent Lancaster House conferences. As a member of the 1978 Constituent Assembly, and the 2014 National Political Conference, Adebanjo has been consistent in demanding a restructuring of Nigeria through the vehicle of a Sovereign National Conference. He believes almost with thuggish resolve in federalism, as he continually makes the point that Nigeria as presently arranged is doomed to fail. In his more recent interventions, he argues almost with Papal magisterialism, that Nigeria can only move beyond 2019, if the country is restructured.
It is however this kind of talk that exposes the contradictions at the heart of Awoism and Adebanjo’s own politics. Amitai Etzioni has written about “The Moral Dimension” in a book of the same title: The Moral Dimension: Toward A New Economics, but what he examines is not necessarily economics, but the whole range of social relations. When people assume an absolute, “They and We”, “Them and Us”, “They and I’, “We and Them” deontological ethics, they create a narratology of “I-s” and “We-s”.
This is precisely what the original Awoists did and what Adebanjo does with his politics. They assume a superior moral position over everyone else, and whoever does not agree with them or deviates from their own definition of morality or duty is a villain. From Awo to Chief Anthony Enahoro, Chief Bola Ige to Chief Abraham Adesanya to Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, Bishop Gbonigi, Reuben Fasoranti, Chief Alfred Rewane, and Ayo Adebanjo, this very hubris has led to a situation whereby other Nigerians dismiss the principles that this group holds so much dear as nothing more than sheer arrogance, or at best Yoruba irridentism. And yet the label of irredentism is most unfair because the values and principles that Adebanjo has championed in particular are patriotic ideas about the common good. He is not a nihilist. He is not an anarchist. In his entre career, he has only argued for a better Nigeria. What he and his colleagues want is nothing but a better Nigeria and they have demonstrated a capacity and a willingness to work with other Nigerians who share the same progressive ideas.
Beyond this politics, Adebanjo, originally a journalist before he went to study law in England, has proven to be media-savvy. He is not shy in expressing his views. He understands the power of the media. He is brutally frank. He is an engaging conversationalist. He enjoys public engagement. He is intellectually gifted and confident enough to hold his own in any argument. He actually enjoys engaging professional intellectuals and calling them out for duty. You can’t intimidate Chief Adebanjo.
You can’t bully him. Journalists like to interview him, knowing that he will speak his mind, truthfully and forthrightly, and thus help to sell the newspaper. But when he dismisses Igbos collectively as he has done, on more than occasion, or he calls those who disagree with him, ideologically, names as he is wont to do, he reinforces his persona as a professional opposition figure and as a self-styled superior moral force; at the same time, though, he plays up certain contradictions even at his own local, ethnic, base. Awoists by nature and choice are professional opposition politicians. There also seems to be a consensus among them that anyone disagrees or falls out of line with them is to be vilified.
Chief Adebanjo in and out of party politics has upheld and sustained this tradition: the same tradition that blacklisted Samuel Ladoke Akintola, Adegoke Adelabu, Remi Fani-Kayode, Oduola Osuntokun, Meredith Akinloye, Richard Akinjide or anyone at all who dared to play “national politics” or question the core beliefs of the Awoist group. Hence, today, in his autobiography: Telling it as it is, Chief Adebanjo flagellates Olusegun Obasanjo whom he accuses of not being a Yoruba man or not being Yoruba enough, and so on. Obasanjo can defend himself, so I would leave that task to him.
Bola Ige is similarly portrayed as a traitor because he chose to join national politics and work for Obasanjo. In various interviews, Chief Adebanjo is on record as having criticized Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and others for daring to work with either Obasanjo or Muhammadu Buhari, who in his view is nothing but a confirmed “disappointment.” The argument about either joining national politics or remaining in the opposition or acting as a moral compass has remained at the centre of Yoruba politics in Nigeria and it may never disappear so soon. Whether it is also right or wrong for a class of ideologues to constitute themselves into dictators of a regional, political ideology is a matter for interrogation. I do not intend to make any final evaluation, not yet.
But just to say that the good news about Chief Ayo Adebanjo is indeed his honesty, his commitment to the tradition of opposition politics, his loyalty and ability to go on record for his beliefs and convictions, his joie de vivre, his objection to dictatorship – military or civilian, his agelessness and the capacity to remain relevant with both the old and the young in all seasons. With him, and the likes of Chief Adekunle Ajasin, Chief Alfred Rewane, Chief Anthony Enahoro, Senator Abraham Adesanya, Chief Olaniwun Ajayi, Chief Olu Falae, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Bishop Bolanle Gbonigi, Chief Bola Ige, Rev. Emmanuel Alayande … and their mentor, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, you never had to second-guess.
You could always be sure of where they stood. We can confidently say that they don’t really make them like that anymore in this age and time when prominent politicians in Nigeria are better known for their dancing, fibbing, and singing skills, the number of women in their harems, and certainly not for the quality of their ideas or principles. Adebanjo belongs to and represents a different tradition of the politics of character and dignity and truthfulness. In recent times, he has projected a lot more of his nationalism, seeing how Yoruba politics has turned out perhaps in the hands of new stakeholders – with his support of “the handshake across the Niger” and his focus on more nationalistic issues about Nigeria’s future.
At 90, with all his faculties in place, Ayo Adebanjo cannot however, be under any illusion that the battle for the soul of Nigeria has been won, or that Muhammadu Buhari would preside over the restructuring of Nigeria, or that Obasanjo would suddenly be as Yoruba as he wishes him to be, but he can look back with satisfaction at the meaningful life that he has lived, the struggles that he has been part of, the legacy that he has championed, and that he has lived long enough to tell his story by himself, read his own story as told by others, and enjoy the pleasure of poking a finger or two, in the eyes of his critics. They may not give him a national honour, which he more than deserves, or name a university after him in his lifetime, but he would be respected always, most certainly, for his special service as someone who selflessly wants the very best for his own people and for all Nigerians and stands by what he believes in. Enjoy your 90th birthday sir. Have fun.

Your second term ambition is dead on arrival, Fayose tells Buhari

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has reacted to the second term ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President made known his intention to seek reelection today. But Gov. Fayose thinks the President has done more harm to the country since he took office. He made his feelings know in a serries of tweets released on the 9th of April. See the tweets below.






Sunday, 8 April 2018

Fani-Kayode attacks Sarduana of Sokoto, says late Premier "loved" money and material things


Vocal critic, Femi Fani-Kayode today took a swipe at Late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello saying the late leader "loved" money and material things. He tweeted a scanned photo of Daily Times Newspaper dated Saturday, August 19, 1961. The newspaper contains a story showing that Ahmadu Bello's Rolls Royce was worth 9,500 pounds as at then. See the post below.


FLASH: Rico Swavey evicted from Brother Brother Naija House


BB Naija housemate, Rico Swavey has been evicted from the house some minutes ago. Rico lasted 10 weeks in the house. His stay finally came to an end today.




Saturday, 7 April 2018

One dead after Trump Tower fire incident


One person have been confirmed dead after the fire that gutted Trump Towers, late Saturday. The fire was said to have started at 50th floor of the edifice owned by President Donald Trump. Electrical fault is being suspected as the cause of the fire. President Donald Trump confirmed the incident on his twitter handle and thanked fire fighters who put the fire. 



Gentle man Banky spotted adjusting Adesua's gele


 Yesterday, Banky W was caught on camera  adjusting his wife's gele. See the photo below.



Robbery attack: Saraki visits Offa


Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday visited Offa, Kwara state to commiserate with residents over the deadly robbery attack that claimed 17 lives. Saraki governed Kwara state for eight years. He also paid a condolence visit to the Olofa of Offa, HRH Oba Muftau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, in his palace. See photos below.



MFM General Overseer, Daniel Olukoya says "an evil force is the one behind all those bloodshed" in Nigeria

The General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Pastor Daniel Olukoya has revealed that the killings happening around Nigeria are not ordinary. The man of God said the killings are orchestrated by evil forces.

Dr Olukoya spoke yesterday at this month's “Power Must Change Hands” held at the church's Prayer City in Ogun State.

 His words: “Anywhere you see any bloodshed or massive death of people it is not terrorism but the work of satanic witchcraft. An evil force is the one behind all those bloodshed. Do you expect a sane human being to just slaughter another human being who is still alive when he will even think twice when killing a hen or cow? Nigerians need to wake up from their slumber as there is a massive resurgence of witchcraft all over the world. Nigeria is in the era of the great wrath where so many mysterious things have occurred; I mean unexplainable sexual perversion, unavoidable terrorism, emergence of kidnappers who are hungry for blood and terrible accidents. I urge all Nigerians to watch and pray and be vigilant as we are in the end time. So many things are happening'' he said

Photo: Buhari hosts senators in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hosted members of the Nigerian Senate who were in his home state to commiserate with the family of Mustapha Bukar who passed on recently. See photo below.


FUTO best graduating students receive N1000 each as a reward





News broke yesterday that the Federal University of Technology Owerri awarded N1000 each to it's best graduating students. Nigerians on twitter quickly reacted with condemnation with many saying the amount was too meager. See the list of best graduating students and the amounts attached below.



Two brides sported writing exams in their wedding gowns at Benue State University

Earlier today, two ladies who apparently left their wedding venues were spotted taking their final papers in the Department of Mass Communication, Benue State University Makurdi. This is fast becoming a trend in the school. In October 2017 a lady named Doshima Kusugh, was also sported taking exams in her wedding gown, in the same school. See photos below:


Photos by Ben Ejuwa Ogbu

Friday, 6 April 2018

Twitter lady is looking for who to have sex with for money to enable her treat her sick mum

A text currently circulating on twitter claims that an unnamed lady is looking for who to have sex with to enable her treat her sick mother who is currently hospitalised. See the message below:




Monday, 2 April 2018

All Eyes On Elijah Ikpanor for Jechira race 2019


By Iorkyaa Lohodedo Peter
My fellow Compatriots,


I woke up this morning in my cottage feeling refreshingly pleasant with the reported news of Elijah Ikpanor’s declared political ambition to run for Jechira 2019.Please permit me to state categorically that there is no doubt that the candidature of Ikpanor would be a formidable force that should not be ignored because only a few young politicians in Nigeria today have the pedigree, the experience, the clout and the desired connection of the erudite scholar, Hon. Ikpanor Elijah.Having risen to the enviable position of a Ph.D holder the only place to go for this promising young talent is up! Indeed, Ikpanor is not new to the dynamics of power politics, he is the scion of a political dynasty that is well-known across the nation. He has all the criteria that a modern Nigerian member of NASS should have, he is urbane, suave, charismatic, cool and collected. But behind this charm, is a man of steel who is never afraid to pursue causes that he feels are right and just 

Ikpanor is one of those rare breeds who is street smart as well as book smart. This is evident in the different academic and non-academic positions he has steered his leadership path away from his contemporaries and triumphed without breaking up the ethics or desecrating his faith in his leadership abilities. Those who know, can say he is counting on his youthfulness and ability to connect with the youths and his strategy will be to spread the “I am one of you” message and show his track record of working with young technocrats and turning them into prolific achievers. 

Appositely there is no doubt that Ikpanor has been very calm and composed and methodical in his approach to governance. The comity of Jechira elders and youths in unison seem to agree that they want this new style to continue when tomorrow comes. In their paranoia, some of his acolytes see the raise and motion of Ikpanor as an indictment of the marauding leadership style which many have complained about as being too rigid and overtly annoying. The palpable tension in the land is disappearing and there is a new flow of camaraderie between a stellar of people under whatever guise at different levels. 

As it so please God, Ikpanor who will soon be 35 in a matter of weeks, is displaying his agility, dexterity in fast-paced fashion and reaching out to all Nigerians in a bid to fostering unity amongst a perpetually warring people. Nothing demonstrates this new found cooperation than the blistering and blitzkrieg visits of humble gentle man to communities that once felt ostracized and discriminated against in the past. For me, it looks surreal. 

There is nothing to worry about by those who think we are trying to over-praiseIkpanor. That is not our intention. As you may observe, the team is one, but the style of Ikpanor is just refreshingly different and ostensibly more effective to follow. That should not be a surprise to anyone. Ikpanor is a much younger man. As I noted earlier, he will celebrate his 35th birthday in a matter of days. He is a distinguished scholar locally grown but globally known. The choice is still yours. 



"How I slept with my neighbour's wife"

I am a Christian, God is my savior, but something silly happened to me because Satan managed to convince me.In January this year, a family migrated to our estate. One thing I noticed was that the wife was beautiful .I am the one who helped them bring their luggage into the house. The man is a police officer and the wife works in Mombasa port.Since I am the one who interacts most with the family we have developed friendship until the husband has trusted me a lot. I am married with three children and my neighbor has two.Sometimes the police is assigned duty in Nairobi, Malindi and other regions and each time he is away,he calls me to check whether his family is well. Over time, I have become used to his wife and she sometimes cooks for me when I visit them. Since I am a man and she is a woman, we started having feelings towards one another and with time, we started sending each other good messages. But we do so when her husband is away.
On Thursday the husband was sent to Bamburi beach to keep security. I knew he won’t come that night because he was on duty.I thought it was a good opportunity to visit his house and spend some hours before I came to sleep.In the house,I found the wife was wearing a transparent night dress.I tried to resist the temptation but she told me it was okay for me to be in the house. She assured me that nothing would happen.
After few minutes of talking,she came and sat next to me.We started chatting as she said how lonely she has been when the husband is away.The conversation became so deep that we started holding each other as I comforted her.Without realizing Satan was on my case,I found myself doing it on the Sofa Set.We had a thing for about 20 minutes and I went to my house.
On Saturday morning,I started feeling pain in my private parts.I assumed it was because of the energy I used in my neighbour’s house. But as time went by,my private parts became wide and big and more painful. By yesterday morning, I could not walk upright and the only thing I could wear was a towel. I called my friend who is a nurse and she told me that it’s not a normal medical case. Now I am stranded in my house, I don’t know whether to call the police to ask for forgiveness or wait for my end time to come. Please advise me, I am dying.
As published by venasnews.ko.ke

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Senator Bukola Saraki joins 2019 Presidential race


The Boss Newspaper owned by reputed journalist, Dele Momodu is exclusively reporting that Nigeria's Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki has declared intention to run for president, come 2019. Read part of the report below:




WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Senate President Bukola Saraki Joins Presidential Race


The Boss can exclusively reveal that Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has joined the 2019 Presidential race.
There is no doubt that he would be a formidable force that should not be ignored because only few politicians in Nigeria today have the pedigree, the experience, the clout and the connection of Senator Saraki.
Having risen to the enviable position of the number three citizen, the only place to go for the two-term Senator and former two-term governor is up! Indeed, Saraki is not new to the dynamics of power politics, he is the scion of a political dynasty that is well-known across the nation.
His father, the late Oloye, Dr. Olusola Saraki was a revered politician. He not only rose to become the Senate Leader of Nigeria under the National Party of Nigeria (NPN), but was the Chief Strategist and King Maker of Kwara Politics.
Born on December 19, 1962, Saraki went to Ivy League schools in Nigeria and United Kingdom. His parents certainly prepared him well for the tough task ahead. He attended Corona School, Victoria Island, Lagos, where he obtained a First School Leaving Certificate,  attended King’s College, Lagos where he got  his West African School Certificate, went to Cheltenham College in the United Kingdom for his High School Certificate. And then studied at the London Hospital Medical College of the University of London from 1982 to 1987, where he obtained his M.B.B.S (London).
He has all the criteria that a modern Nigerian president should have, he is tall, urbane, suave, charismatic, cool and collected. But behind this charm, is a man of steel who is never afraid to pursue causes that he feels are right and just.
Saraki is one of those rare breeds who is street smart as well as book smart. This was evident when he steered his political path away from his father, and triumphed without breaking up the family or the people’s faith in his leadership abilities.

Friday, 30 March 2018

In Akwa-Ibom: Three suspected thieves burnt to ashes on Good Friday

Three suspect thieves were earlier today burnt to ashes in Item, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State. The suspected thieves where apprehended by members of Item Community. This blog learnt that the three boys broke into people's houses in the night and stole phones and other valuables. They were rounded up and set ablaze by an angry mob. See photos below.






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