Thursday, 15 February 2018

Zuma: Nigerians return to Okorocha's statue of ousted SA leader

Nigerians has returned to discussing the statue built by Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State in honour of ousted South African President Jacob Zuma. Questions are being raised on the morality of building a statue in honour of a leader who resigned his postion yesterday after being tainted by scandals. Zuma was replaced by Cyril Ramaphosa.

Governor Rochas Okoracha had unveiled the Zuma statue last year, saying he is honouring him for his contribution to leadership. Many Nigerians condemned the gesture especially as it came at a time Nigerians were being killed in South Africa.

After Zuma's resignation, Nigerians returned to the topic with many wondering what Okorocha wanted to achieve. See some tweets below:

"Jacob Zuma was so bad and corrupt that South Africans had to force him to resign before the end of his term But Zuma has a statue in Nigeria for his exemplary leadership and contribution to society."

It is the question of birds of the same feather flocking together...

Nigeria is a place where incompetence is worshipped and reverred! The statue would remain a sad reminder the joke that we are as a nation!

Cyril Ramaphosa replaces Jacob Zuma as South Africa's new President

After the resignation of scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected to replace him as the President of South Africa.
The ruling ANC had earlier forced Zuma to resign, thus setting the stage for a new leader. Ramaphosa's nomination went unopposed. He was born on November 17, 1952

Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ramaphosa for his victory. In a statement, ”The Nigerian leader salutes the leadership and statesmanship of former President Jacob Zuma, and wishes him the best in his future endeavours.
"President Buhari looks forward to working with the new President of South Africa, and to enhanced cooperation of the Governments of Africa’s two leading economies.”

President Buhari is in Daura to condole with family over the death of his two relatives

President Muhammadu Buhari's jet yesterday touched down at the Daura Helipad at about 5:20 p.m. The President was received by the Emir of Duara, Farouk Umar and other supporters.

The President's visit is to  commiserate with members of his immediate family over the death of two of his sisters.
Recall that Aisha Mamman, wife of the President’s elder brother and Halima Dauda, the President’s niece and younger sister to his close associate recently passed on.

Ebonyi Assembly recalls lawmaker suspended for engaging in photography

Maria Ude Nwanchi, the member of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly earlier suspended for engaging in photography has been recalled. She represents  Afikpo North East Constituency.
Nwanchi was suspended last month for two weeks by the house for engaging in photography which the house insisted tainted its dignity. The suspension was later extended to six months.

How, the lawmaker today got a reprieve as she has been recalled. The motion for her recall was moved by Deputy Leader Chief Kingsley Ikoro at the plenary and was approved after it was subjected to a voice vote,

Monday, 12 February 2018

Sen. Shagaya: Obasanjo condoles Pleateau Government

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condoled with Government of Plateau state of the death of Senator Nanzip Shagaya. The Senator died on Sunday in a motor accident. In a condolence letter sent to the Governor of Plateau state, Obasanjo wrote:

“I was shocked to receive the sad news of tragic death of Senator John Nanzip Shagaya.
“He served his country meritoriously as a soldier, a military administrator and a lawmaker before he died after a tragic road accident.
“He will be sorely missed by his family, his community and his colleagues in the Senate and surely by his State and his friends and former colleagues in the military.

Lady had her face designed with razor blade after she was caught sleeping with another woman's husband

A woman yesterday used razor blade to design a fellow woman who she caught sleeping with her husband. A photo posted on Facebook shows the alleged adulterous woman with deep cut in her face.

The incident was said to have happened in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State. See photos below:

The Business Day Cartoonist is at it again!


Graphic Photos of NSCDC officers killed in Benue by suspected herdsmen

Yesterday's evening, news filtered into town that two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps lost their lives after they were said to have been ambushed by suspected herdsmen in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Unconfirmed reports identified the victims as Ada Patrick and Adam Godwin. This is coming hours after two police officers who were reported missing were found in the state.

See photos below:

Thursday, 8 February 2018

"What is Governor Ortom still doing in the APC?"

Senator Ben Bruce has wondered what the Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom is still doing in the APC after what appears to be a negligence from the APC government in handling the recent killings in Benue. 

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to visit the state since the January 1st and 2nd massacre of 73 people by suspected herdsmen. Two PDP governors, Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has however paid condolence visits to the state with Wike donating the sum of N200M to the victims.

Tweeting this evening, Sen. Bruce asked:

"What is Governor Ortom still doing in the APC? Benue and Ortom dont belong in the APC? Has the APC President visited him to condole with the state? How many APC Governors have contributed to help the victims? What benefit has Ortom and Benue derived from voting for the President?"

Reno Omokri reacts to Wike's donation of N200M to victims of Benue killings

Popular writer and critic Reno Omokri has reacted to APC's reported condemnation of Gov. Wike's donation of N200M to victims of Benue killings. Wike was said to have made the donation during a condolence visit to the state yesterday. But the APC has said the governor is using the Benue incident to play politics.
Reno Omokri has however reacted in his in a sarcastic manner. He tweeted this evening:

"Amount Federal Government donated to victims of Benue herdsmen killings=₦0 Amount APC Governors donated to victims of Benue herdsmen killings=₦0 
APC’s reaction to Wike-You’re playing politics with Benue!Amount Wike donated to victims of Benue herdsmen killings=₦200 million" 

Burn survivor and motivational speaker, Kay Obun spotted wearing wig

Nigeria's famous burn survivor and motivational speaker, Kay Obum was recently spotted wearing wig. The man who miraculous survived a fire incident when he was a boy took to Facebook to show off his wig. See the photos below:

Kenyian Hospital sucessfully re-implants hand severed at the wrist

The Kenyata National Hospital has successfully re-implanted a severed limb in a surgery to lasted 7 hours and was performed by fifteen specialists. Media reports from the country say the owner of the restored limb which was severed from the wrist, Mr. Theuri arrived the hospital on 26th January, 2018 in severe pain with the hand completely detached from the right arm. The hand was restored after a surgery led by Prof. Stanley Khainga and Dr. Ferdinand Nang’ole.

According to Dr Nang’ole, “two teams were constituted with one team preparing the hand and the other team working on the stump. This was very important as we were racing against time”

“Two teams were constituted with one team preparing the hand and the other team working on the stump. This was very important as we were racing against time” 

Lily Koros Tare, CEO KNH celebrated the team for their precision and expertise that has reclaimed the hand of Mr. Theuri.
“This successful surgery adds into the list of the great milestones that KNH specialists have made to save, transform, reclaim and prolong lives of many Kenyans and patients from East and Central Africa region.” 

Source: Venas News

Saturday, 3 February 2018

"The Fulani are the fathers of the Tiv and the Jukun are their mothers"

Prof Umar Muhammad Labdo a lecturer in the Humanities department, Maitama Sule University, Kano has argued that the Fulani are the real owners of Benue state and that "Fulani are the fathers of the Tiv and the Jukun are their mothers.

He said Benue is a Fulani territory by conquest.

"The origin of Benue State is Bauchi and Adamawa Emirates; it’s historically Fulbe area ( another name for Fulani) . What I mean is that it is a Fulani domain and not for Tiv . Originally , Tiv people were from Fulani tribe and Jukun ; that is Tiv background .
The origin of the Tiv people is that their father was a Fulani. His name was Mohammed Alla . He migrated from Katsina to that area and got married to a Jukun woman and he fathered the Tiv . That is their origin .

Don ’t talk about original owners. Now , the right of conquest is recognised worldwide. And many of the people , who live presently in different countries, they are there and are living there by the right of conquest . And this right of conquest is recognised , even by our Supreme Court . One of my followers on Facebook , who is a lawyer , said he could mention 10 cases in which our Supreme Court recognised conquest as one of the basis of getting titles for land . So , don ’t talk about that . Who are the original owners? Original ! When did they come ? We submit that the first father of the Tiv was Mohammed Alla , who migrated from Katsina , that is why today , you have Katsina Alla ! Let them explain , what is the meaning of Katsina Alla ? So , this Fulani man , when he got to that area and fathered Tiv , there were other Fulani people there . That was why he came to join his own brothers . So , if you are talking about any original owners of the Tiv land , it is actually the Fulani. And the Fulani are the fathers of the Tiv and the Jukun are their mothers."

Friday, 2 February 2018

"The 2018 budget is so dishonest, so scandalous, so shameful that I am embarrassed for President Buhari"

Sen. Ben Bruce has attacked the handlers of the 2018 budget saying the budget "is so dishonest, so scandalous". The budget was presented to the National Assembly last year by President Buhari and it is yet to be passed into law. The budget estimate is about N8tr.

But the Common Sense Senator said those who prepared the budget should be assembled and caned. See what he shared on his verified twitter handle below:

"The 2018 budget is so dishonest, so scandalous, so shameful that I am embarrassed for President Buhari. If I were President, I will make a broadcast asking concerned Nigerians to gather at National Stadium to line up to give everyone involved in that budget one stroke of the cane"

Ben Bruce is a known critic of President Muhammadu Buhari. Last month, the President's wife, Aisha, retweeted a critical video shared by Bruce. This generated applause among Nigerians who described Aisha as a patriot independent of her husband.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Mo Abudu says Don Jazzy is her Val

Nigerian celebrity and media personality today posted a cute photo of herself and Mavin boss, Don Jazzy, calling him her Val. See the photo and tweet below:

Happy Valentine month ❤❤ lovely people. This is a very special month for us as we launch our Valentine movie, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ. I have found my Valentine ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…, it's the one and only .

‘I see a new Nigeria in the hands of God"-Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo today a the inauguration of Coalition for Nigeria Movement, expressed optimism that himself and Nigerians "will all be witnesses of the emergence of a new Nigeria.’

Obasanjo who is the major promoter of the movement earlier today registered as member of the group. He however said he would cease to be a member whenever it chooses to transform into a political party.

“I am happy to be a member of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement which is a movement for good governance.
“This is the commencement for our popular and grassroots association.
“The membership will be free to collectively decide on whether it will become a political party and if it decides to transform itself and go into partisan politics, I will cease to be a member.
“It is necessary to make it clear that this new movement does not regard itself as a third force.
“It sees itself as a popular movement that can accommodate all Nigerians irrespective of their political interest or affiliations and will propel Nigeria forward,’’
‘I see a new Nigeria in the hands of God and we will all be witnesses of the emergence of a new Nigeria.’’

Recall that Obasanjo, last week in a strong press statement had dismissed APC and PDP saying both parties were incapable of transforming Nigeria.

Buhari makes new appointment

In accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (Establishment) Act 2007, President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the CBN.
This was contained in a letter dated January 26, 2018 to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Mr Adamu, from Gombe State, replaces Mr. Sulaiman Barau, from Zaria, Kaduna State, who retired in December, 2017.
The nominee, who has spent 25 years in the CBN, was appointed in 2012 as Director of Strategy.
He became Director, Human Resources in 2016, from where he was nominated as Deputy Governor.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 1, 2018

Image Credit: Proshare

BREAKING: Obasanjo, Duke, Oyinlola attends inauguration of Coalition for Nigeria Movement in Abeaokuta

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement promoted by former President Olusegun Obasanjo today launched in Abeokuta, Ogun state. The Movement was also launched in Abuja yesterday. In attendance are Olusegun Obasanjo, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and Donald Duke.
Obasanjo had said he was behind the movement in press statement released last week in which he rejected the PDP and APC, saying the lack what it takes to move Nigeria forward.

How My Husband Stole My Phone And Laptop

Photo used to illustrate the story
I am currently facing serious problems. My husband of 2 years has become a nuisance and I want you to advise me what to do.
Last year he lost a job as an accountant. He has struggled since then and no employer has come for his rescue. Now is at home waiting for miracles to happen. Every morning I wake up for work and leave him in the house doing nothing. I even prepare the baby and escort him to school.
The first week of January this year,I left my laptop in sitting room. That time my husband was outside just sitted and listening to radio. The main door was open.
I just finished ironing the clothes and  went straight to the sitting room.To my shock,I found the laptop I had placed there was missing.I thought my eyes were cheating me.I went outside to see whether my husband was the one holding the laptop.To my surprise, he was nowhere to be seen.
After 30 minutes, my husband came while sweating.I asked him about the laptop but he told me he wasn’t around,so he couldn’t know who took it.I trusted his answer. Yesterday morning,I lost my phone from the sitting room. When I asked my husband about the issue,he told me he had not seen it.But moments later, the same phone rang from the ceiling. On hearing the noise, my husband started defending himself that maybe it’s the cat which put the phone there.I took a chair and stood on it so as to remove the phone,only to be shocked that my Ksh2,000 which were lost the previous day were also there alongside the phone.Due to embarrassment,my husband disappeared from the house.
Since yesterday I have not seen him. I don’t know whether to report him to the police or not.I fear he might hurt me!


I'm HIV positive but that doesn't define who I am

By Thembelihle Mkhwanazi

My name is Thembelihle Mkhwanazi and I'm 19-years-old. This is my story. I was born HIV positive and I only found out when I was 13 years of age. During early childhood phase I would constantly get sick and people thought that was going to die. My parents knew what was happening and it really got them in shock. I have flash backs of pastors praying for me to get better. I was taken to every best doctors so that I can get better. One day my dad and I went to the hospital for check-up and I incidentally over-heard the nurse talking about ARV's with some parent of the child with the same condition as mine.
That got me curious and I went to my dad and asked: "why are we here for check-up everytime, It is annoying me"?  "It's because you are special" was his replie to me and he couldn't look me in the eyes as he said the words. Next appointment came and I was with my dad again, "dad what's this medication for"? I asked "That's because you are sick but it's okay, don't worry about it".
When we got home, I asked my dad the same question. Fortunate enough  my mom is a trained nurse , she sat me down and explaind everything I needed to know because she felt it was time for me to know the truth  and that is when  she told me I'm HIV positive.  My mind that day and that time was miles away, looking at myself in the mirror saying "So cute on the outside but ugly on the inside" .I remember I would just cry out of nowhere thinking about the virus. One day I said to myself no "one can see that I have the virus so let me florish".
I kept this a secret from my friends and family, only my parents and I knew . I did not let the virus define me, it was not written in the forehead. I was playing with other children because I'm normal, and was happy through out my childhood with no complications. I have finished my high school last year and no one knew about it because I was not ready for the stigma and countless questions that may arise. I can be funny, I can sing, I can swim, I can act I can do everything I want. Taking medication is important. My mom would usually give me hiding if I missed medication because she cared. Funny enough I even forget that there is a virus in my body.
This is why I’ writing this: do not let it be the subject of your life! Never allow that! God made you into his own image, you worth more than gold, gold was created by God; do not let the issues of the world be your issues. LIVE YOUR LIFE THE WAY YOU WANT TOO. Their problems are not yours.

HIV is not a death sentence. HIV is a virus and it is not a death sentence.
Henceforth, I will be sharing inspirational write-ups on this blog to help mold you into your God-given destiny. Keep a date!

Thembelihle Mkhwanazi, a HIV/AIDS and social media activist sent this piece from South Africa.

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