Top 10 crime hotbeds in Lagos

Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode and Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni

With a population of 20 million people and just over 30,000 policemen, Lagos State residents have continued to bear the brunt of crime. OLALEYE ALUKO writes on 10 places in the state that have gained notoriety for violent crimes

Against the backdrop of rising spate of criminal activities in Lagos State, the Police Command in the state has identified and warned people about hotbeds of violence just as its 33,000 cops grapple with the daunting task of policing the megacity.

At a briefing on Friday, the police command listed what it called “164 observation points of violence across the state.”

It noted further that not only had it marked out the flashpoints but that the areas had been placed on a 24-hour surveillance.

This has come on the heels of some residents’ call for increased security in the state, following unrelenting assaults from kidnappers, rapists and armed robbers.

The residents’, who spoke with SUNDAY PUNCH, called on the police to raid the identified areas in a bid to apprehend criminals tormenting innocent citizens.

Even though the security agency had published a watch list of crime-prone areas, the residents stated that 10 places in Lagos required more police protection and surveillance.

Most of the 10 hotbeds of crimes identified by the residents can be found within the state’s mainland.

Below is SUNDAY PUNCH’s compilation of the top 10 crime spots in Lagos.

Anibaba and Itu Nla (Ikorodu) 

In terms of notoriety in the most accomplished American gangster fashion, residents told our correspondent that Ikorodu would be considered as the most infamous area in Lagos State.

Ikorodu, an area located in the north-east of Lagos, close to the Lagoon and shares boundary with Ogun State, has become a vulnerable spot for rapists and kidnappers to thrive. But two areas stand out in Ikorodu: Anibaba and Itu Nla.

These two areas in Ikorodu are notorious for fatal cult clashes. Gunmen suspected to be cultists, in what residents describe as supremacy battles, invade the communities at will and shoot dead their rivals, sometimes innocent residents are caught in the crossfire.

In the last two weeks, according to reports, at least five people were killed following a clash between rival cult groups in Anibaba.

Among the deceased was a 29-year-old job-seeker, Kehinde Omotayo, a fresh graduate of a university in Lagos State.

In one of the attacks, four cultists invaded the area, riding on motorcycles and shot randomly at people in their shops.

A septuagenarian, Mrs. Gbemisola Mumini and her four-year-old granddaughter, Timofe, were hit by bullets in the neck and leg respectively.

Ojelade and Oju Irin (Mushin) 

Mushin’s notoriety dates back to the 1980s and residents told SUNDAY PUNCH that the area has not changed for the better as it is considered one of the top ten hotbeds of violence in Lagos.

At the heart of most of the violence in the area are cult clashes, residents said, especially at Ojelade and Oju Irin areas of Mushin.

Our correspondent learnt that hoodlums usually unleash mayhem on the areas whenever they feel like. During attacks, the hoodlums wield cudgels, cutlasses and broken bottles.

Their targets often times, SUNDAY PUNCH gathered, are members of rival cult gangs.

A resident, Akinlade, who spoke with our correspondent, said the police appeared helpless in apprehending the hoodlums because the criminals have the backing of some “powerful politicians” in the state.

Last week, a casual worker, 30-year-old Segun Akube, was shot dead in the area by some hoodlums.

When our correspondent visited the area on Tuesday, the gates to Lawani and Ojelade streets in the area were locked.

“They (the hoodlums) smashed concrete blocks on Akube’s head. Then, one of them shot him dead. They also stole about N70, 000 from his boss,” an eyewitness said.

Igbo Olomu and Isawo (Ikorodu)

Militants dislodged from creeks and the Niger Delta are said to have found solace in Igbo Olomu and Isawo in Ikorodu.

Kidnapping, our correspondent learnt, is their stock-in-trade.

Residents stated that with little or no security agencies’ presence, the militants usually have a field day whenever they creep into the communities to abduct people.

According to residents of the areas, after their operations, victims are spirited away to a creek around Imota.

Following that, family members of the abducted are contacted most times through the telephone to pay a huge sum of money as ransom. The grim alternative often presented by the criminals is that their victims will be killed if their request is not met.

A printing press worker, identified only as Emmanuel, was three weeks ago, abducted by some gunmen as he was about to get into his apartment. Reports noted that he was whisked away to a hideout in Imota.

It took frantic efforts and four agonising days for his release to be secured not by the security agencies but by his relatives who paid the kidnappers an undisclosed amount of money as ransom.

Ilaje (Bariga)

As waves of violent crimes continually hit Bariga, it may not be easy to forget the fine memories that the area used to represent.

Bariga, an area in Somolu Local Government Area of Lagos State, is known to host the oldest secondary school – CMS Grammar School – in Nigeria.

The school was founded in June 1859 by the Church Missionary Society.

Far from being an education bastion of the nation, residents lamented that Bariga had become a blighted area.

A part of Bariga, Ilaje, has taken the area to another level probably not envisaged by European missionaries who sited Nigeria’s first secondary school there.

According to locals in the area, rape, kidnapping and violent cult clashes are the order of the day.

They told our correspondents that hoodlums often lurk around the area in the night to waylay unsuspecting women. Sadly, these women are usually attacked and raped.

Recently, in Ilaje’s Ago Egun community, a lady, only identified as Ibiyemi, and her lover, Ganiu, were attacked by a gang of criminals.

Their attackers swooped on them as they walked home together in the night.

Ganiu was brutally attacked and subdued, while Ibiyemi was raped by the hoodlums.

Two of the assailants were, however, later arrested by the Bariga Police Division, where the matter was reported.

Olodi-Apapa and Ajegunle (Apapa)

Apapa in Lagos is synonymous with ports and terminals. An area in the place – Ajegunle — is famous for producing superstars in the entertainment industry. Ajegunle is also reputed as Nigeria’s ‘ghetto paradise’ where criminals excel alongside good people.

In recent times, supremacy battles between different cult groups, according to locals of Olodi-Apapa and Ajegunle, have become almost a regular occurrence in the area.

More disturbing are the rising cases of reported cases of missing children.

Tolu, Layeni and Ajegunle police divisions noted that reported cases indicated that people in the neighbourhoods were responsible for the kidnappings.

Our correspondent gathered that most of the abducted or missing children have not been found.

Odunfa and Onala (Lagos Island)

As violent crimes considered to be a feature of Lagos’ overpopulated mainland increase, criminals have extended their tenterhooks to Lagos Island, the so-called area of the nouveau riche.

Odunfa and Onala stick out as sore thumbs in terms of criminal activities on the Island as street fights and gangsterism have continued to hold sway in the last three weeks.

Shibiri (Okokomaiko)

Shibiri, a densely populated area in Okokomaiko, Lagos is said to be a den and recruiting camp for criminals.

Locals, who spoke with our correspondent, stated that it is an area where the philosophy of “catch em young” is desperately being applied.

Residents of the area claimed that they had witnessed many times, teenagers robbing people.

Papa and Orile Agege

The twin areas of Papa and Orile in Agege are not lagging behind among Lagos’ expanding territories of crime and violence.

Residents told our correspondents that they live in fear as they watch teenagers who are usually high on drugs commit crimes without any scruple.

AIT Road Alagbado, Afolabi, Obadore (Igando)

According to reports, AIT Road in Alagbado, Afolabi and Obadore in Igando have become battlegrounds for cult groups to engage in violent fights – at least in the last one month.

While Lagos residents grapple with the menacing reality of rising criminal activities in their communities, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the problem might not be unconnected with some elders in these areas.

“The command has observed incidents of restlessness and impunity by youths in some parts of the state. From our analysis, elders in some of these areas engineer some of these youths to go on the rampage. On the part of the police, we will intensify our efforts to ensure that crimes are reduced to the minimum. In the quest of doing that, we will place policemen at various observation points in Lagos State.

“We have identified 164 locations in the state where observation points have been created. As we approach the end of the year, we want to raise the consciousness of our people to take security as important.”

Speaking on how the police could tackle violent crimes in the state, a security expert, Michael Ejiofor, said the police should employ constant surveillance and patrols.

He said, “The focus should not just be on the black spots. You expect that the police will map out strategies to curtail crimes in every part of the state. Usually at this end of the year, an upscale in crime is expected. The police can do more in terms of sustained surveillance and patrols. Identified black spots should also be closely monitored and the citizenry expected to feed the police with credible information. The security agencies should also advertise their lines in the media so that the public can reach them as quickly as possible in cases of emergencies.”

 

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Restorers uncover the slab that held the body of Jesus Christ for the first time in centuries

 

  • The stone slab was inside a chamber of Jesus’s tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
  • Original surface, that was encased in marble since at least 1555 AD was exposed during restoration work
  • The work was carried out by a team of experts who have done similar restoration work on the Acropolis
  • It is the first such work at the site where Christians believe Jesus was buried since 1810 

 

The burial slab that many Christians believe once held the body of Jesus Christ has been uncovered by scientists for the first time in centuries.

The original surface was exposed during the restoration work being done at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, according to the National Geographic.

Until then, marble had encased the slab since at least 1555 AD.

The burial slab (pictured being revealed from its marble case) many Christians believe once held the body of Jesus Christ has been uncovered by scientists for the first time in centuries. The original surface, partially shown in this picture, was exposed during restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem

The burial slab (pictured being revealed from its marble case) many Christians believe once held the body of Jesus Christ has been uncovered by scientists for the first time in centuries. The original surface, partially shown in this picture, was exposed during restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem

THE BURIAL SLAB WHERE CHRIST’S BODY WAS LAID

Christian tradition says Christ’s body was laid on a slab cut from a limestone cave after his crucifixion by the Romans more than two thousand years ago.

The burial slab was enclosed in a structure known as the Edicule – a word derived from the Latin term aedicule meaning ‘little house.’

An ornate structure with hanging oil lamps, columns and oversize candlesticks, the Edicule was erected above the spot where Christian tradition says Jesus’ body was anointed, wrapped in cloth and buried before his resurrection. It stands a few hundred yards from the site of Jesus’ crucifixion.

With its stone staircases, gilded ornamentation and many dark chambers, the church is one of Christianity’s holiest shrines.

The organization is filming the work being done at the church, which is considered the most sacred site in Christianity.

Fredrik Hiebert, the National Geographic Society’s archaeologist-in-residence, said: ‘The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it.

‘It will be a long scientific analysis, but we will finally be able to see the original rock surface on which, according to tradition, the body of Christ was laid.’

Christian tradition says Christ’s body was laid on a slab cut from a limestone cave after his crucifixion by the Romans more than two thousand years ago.

He was resurrected three days after his death, according to scripture, and the women who came to anoint his body said no remains were found.

The burial slab was enclosed in a structure known as the Edicule – a word derived from the Latin term aedicule meaning ‘little house.’

An ornate structure with hanging oil lamps, columns and oversize candlesticks, the Edicule was erected above the spot where Christian tradition says Jesus’ body was anointed, wrapped in cloth and buried before his resurrection.

It stands a few hundred yards from the site of Jesus’ crucifixion.

With its stone staircases, gilded ornamentation and many dark chambers, the church is one of Christianity’s holiest shrines.

But that hasn’t stopped clerics from engaging in turf rivalries over the years.

This picture shows workers removing the top of the tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. The burial slab was enclosed in a structure known as the Edicule – a word derived from the Latin term aedicule meaning ‘little house

Christian tradition says Christ’s body was laid on a slab cut from a limestone cave after his crucifixion by the Romans more than two thousand years ago. This slab had been encased in marble since at least 1555 AD. Worshippers are pictured praying to the slab underneath the marble casing, before it was uncovered

Christian tradition says Christ’s body was laid on a slab cut from a limestone cave after his crucifixion by the Romans more than two thousand years ago. This slab had been encased in marble since at least 1555 AD. Worshippers are pictured praying to the slab underneath the marble casing, before it was uncovered

An ornate structure with hanging oil lamps, columns and oversize candlesticks, the Edicule was erected above the spot where Christian tradition says Jesus' body was anointed. With its stone staircases, gilded ornamentation and many dark chambers, the church is one of Christianity's holiest shrines 

An ornate structure with hanging oil lamps, columns and oversize candlesticks, the Edicule was erected above the spot where Christian tradition says Jesus’ body was anointed. With its stone staircases, gilded ornamentation and many dark chambers, the church is one of Christianity’s holiest shrines

The Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian churches are responsible for maintaining separate sections, and each denomination jealously guards its domain. While the clergymen who work and pray at the church generally get along, tensions can rise to the surface. In 2008, an argument between Greek Orthodox and Armenian monks erupted into a brawl.

This time, the clergymen put aside their differences — a reflection of the dire need for the repairs. Last year, Israeli police briefly shut down the building after Israel’s Antiquities Authority deemed it unsafe, prompting the Christian denominations to join forces.

The Edicule and the tomb are currently being restored by scientists from the National Technical University of Athens.

The university’s chief scientific supervisor Professor Antonia Moropoulou told National Geographic that it is ‘the critical moment’ for restoring the Edicule.

The original surface was exposed during the restoration work being done at the Church

Until then, marble had encased the slab since at least 1555 AD

The original surface was exposed during the restoration work being done at the Church (left, in June, and right, in May)

What and where: A floor plan of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, with the Edicule chamber marked in red on the left

What and where: A floor plan of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, with the Edicule chamber marked in red on the left

This file photo shows what the tomb of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre church has looked like for the past 200 years. It was last reconstructed in the early 19th century after a fire destroyed it. But repairs were long overdue as the structure it was damaged in an earthquake in 1927

This file photo shows what the tomb of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre church has looked like for the past 200 years. It was last reconstructed in the early 19th century after a fire destroyed it. But repairs were long overdue as the structure it was damaged in an earthquake in 1927

The Edicule and the tomb are currently being restored by scientists from the National Technical University of Athens. Using cotton swabs dipped into a solution of liquid soap and water, centuries-old layers of wax and carbon dioxide are scrubbed away by a restoration expert

The Edicule and the tomb are currently being restored by scientists from the National Technical University of Athens. Using cotton swabs dipped into a solution of liquid soap and water, centuries-old layers of wax and carbon dioxide are scrubbed away by a restoration expert

The Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian churches are responsible for maintaining separate sections, and each denomination jealously guards its domain

The Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian churches are responsible for maintaining separate sections, and each denomination jealously guards its domain

TURBULENT HISTORY OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

The church, one of the world’s oldest, was built in 325 A.D. by the Roman Emperor Constantine.

That structure was destroyed in 1009 by Muslim Caliph al-Hakim.

A 12th-century restoration by the Crusaders gave the Holy Sepulchre its current appearance, while in 1808 a fire all but destroyed the Edicule.

In 1852, the Ottoman authorities then governing the Holy Land provided a framework for resolving disputes inside the church.

But repairs are long overdue as the structure it was damaged in an earthquake in 1927.

It was last reconstructed in the early 19th century after a fire destroyed it.

But repairs are long overdue as the structure it was damaged in an earthquake in 1927.

Lack of financial resources prevented the work from being done, but donors to the project – estimated at more than $4 million (£3.26 million) – include Jordan’s King Abdullah II, and Mica Ertegun, who gave $1.3 million (£1.06 million) to the World Monuments Fund to support it.

Earlier this year, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, as well as the the Roman Catholic Church, and the Armenian Orthodox Church (the three main out of six Christian sects that have custody of the church) invited the NTU to lead the restoration project.

Work is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017.

The church, one of the world’s oldest, was built in 325 A.D. by the Roman Emperor Constantine.

That structure was destroyed in 1009 by Muslim Caliph al-Hakim. A 12th-century restoration by the Crusaders gave the Holy Sepulchre its current appearance, while in 1808 a fire all but destroyed the Edicule.

In 1852, the Ottoman authorities then governing the Holy Land provided a framework for resolving disputes inside the church.

They put into effect the ‘status quo,’ a set of historic laws and power-sharing arrangements that rigidly regulates the denominations’ activities inside the Holy Sepulchre.

Christian nuns watch as renovations of Jesus' tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city began earlier this year

Christian nuns watch as renovations of Jesus’ tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s old city began earlier this year

Earlier this year, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, as well as the the Roman Catholic Church, and the Armenian Orthodox Church (the three main out of six Christian sects that have custody of the church) invited the NTU to lead the restoration project.

Earlier this year, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, as well as the the Roman Catholic Church, and the Armenian Orthodox Church (the three main out of six Christian sects that have custody of the church) invited the NTU to lead the restoration project.

While the tomb is stable, it needs urgent attention after years of exposure to environmental factors like water, humidity and candle smoke

While the tomb is stable, it needs urgent attention after years of exposure to environmental factors like water, humidity and candle smoke

More than two centuries have past since the last time any restoration work was done in the chamber, partly because it is a holy site for many branches of Christianty

More than two centuries have past since the last time any restoration work was done in the chamber, partly because it is a holy site for many branches of Christianty

The Rev. Athanasius Macora, a Franciscan monk who represents the Catholics at the inter-church commission that negotiates disputes at the Holy Sepulchre, said the renovation might have been more ambitious if not for the status quo rules.

‘I personally would have liked to maybe contemplate some alternative to simply restoring the current structure. But because the status quo is so conservative in its nature . we had to more or less accept the fact that there would be no change whatsoever to the current structure, and it would be restored as it is now,’ he said.

Still, for pilgrims like Italian Claudio Pardini, the restoration is ‘an important sign’ that all of the Christian churches are getting together to preserve their faith’s traditions.

‘It’s good to take care of our churches so that we can leave the next generations a sign, something to visit,’ he said. ‘Because Christ isn’t an idea. He’s a story.’

 

How Mamman Daura became ‘Nigeria’s most powerful nephew’

How Mamman Daura became ‘Nigeria’s most powerful nephew’

Mamman Daura is today described as the “most powerful nephew” in Nigeria by virtue of his closeness to President Muhammadu Buhari.

At the centre of the recent complaints by Aisha, Buhari’s wife, is that those who did not participate in the campaign were the ones calling the shots in her husband’s government

TheCable understands that Duara is one of those she was referring to, having already complained privately about him.

However, what has often not been reported is how Daura came to wield so much influence on Buhari.

He is the son of Buhari’s elder brother, but since Daura is three years older, the president is “awkwardly” his uncle.

Daura, often described by associates as “extremely intelligent and brilliant”, was a journalist and an industrialist, serving as head of the African International Bank and also chairman of the board of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

He was editor of New Nigerian in the 1970s.

In the book, Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria, John Paden, an American professor, offers a historical insight into the significant role Daura played in the formative years of his “uncle”.

SETTLE DOWN

According to Paden, it was Daura, along with Waziri al-Hassan (Buhari’s foster father), that encouraged Buhari, a reluctant student in his early years, “to settle down and take his studies seriously”.

It was also Daura that “strongly encouraged” Buhari to join the military in 1961.

Daura, Paden wrote, would become a “life-long inspiration and confidant to Buhari” who guided him all through his formative years.

Buhari would go on to become military head of state in the final years of his career.

So while Aisha might have been married to Buhari for 27 years, Daura had known her husband for 73 years.

Paden revealed that “after the death of his mother in December 1988, Buhari was released and traveled to Daura for the mourning. When he arrived in Daura, he found his farm much as he had left it. His senior brother (the father of Mamman Daura), along with the Barden Daura, had managed the cattle, sheep, and horses in his absence”.

Mamman Daura Buhari

Daura (left) with Buhari during the 2015 presidential campaign

The George Mason University professor  wrote: “When Buhari’s father died, Waziri al-Hasan – the son of Emir Musa ­ became the guardian of Zulaihat (Buhari’s mother) and her six children, including her youngest,  Muhammadu. This played  a  major  role in the upbringing of Buhari.

“This extensive kinship network also affected the future of Buhari in another important way. His senior brother was the father of Mamman Daura, who was three years older than Buhari, although technically his nephew. Mamman would become a life-long inspiration and confidant to Buhari. He was especially critical in encouraging Buhari to pursue lifelong education.

“Like many boys at that time and place, Buhari went to Quranic school before going to primary school. He was not enthusiastic about these studies. Early each morning, he would get up and have to fetch firewood for his teacher for the evening Qur’anic readings. There were also several hours of Qur’anic lessons in the morning, at a time when Buhari would rather be outside playing.

“In part because of his love of the outdoors, Buhari was a reluctant student in his early years. He would often skip school altogether, although this always resulted in beatings with a cane by the schoolmaster. Only with the encouragement of Waziri al-Hasan and Mamman Daura did he eventually settle down and take his studies  seriously.”

NIGHTMARE VENTURES

Young northern boys were being encouraged to join the army in the years around Nigeria’s independence, and Buhari was encouraged by his uncle to consider a military carrier.

“Meanwhile, the Emir of Katsina, whose emirate adjoined Daura  Emirate, was encouraging bright  young men to go into the military and train to become officers.  His own son, Hassan Katsina, had  become a military officer,” Paden wrote.

“When Buhari was considering his options in 1960, Hassan Katsina would often take the secondary school boys out for night hikes and to sleep under the stars. Buhari enjoyed the great sense of adventure of these nighttime ventures into nature.

“In addition to considering the military because of the example set by Hassan Katsina, Buhari recognized that officer training provided  a pathway to further education. Yet  another impetus was provided  by Mamman Daura, who strongly encouraged his “younger uncle” to consider officer training and higher education.

“Buhari, who was now nineteen years old, had to take several exams even to be considered for officer training. He was able to pass English, mathematics, and general knowledge, plus he met the physical requirements. Still, the competition was nationwide, and only about seventy boys would be selected for officer candidate school. Of these, only half would be commissioned.

“The competition was thus stiff, but Buhari was among those selected. One of the key qualities needed in the military was “leadership.” Buhari would prove himself time and again to possess that rare gift.”

 
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Punch vs Vanguard : The story of how Punch was hijacked by “crooked” Aboderin from its original owner Uncle Sam Amuka who later went on to establish Vanguard Newspapers

When the Truth Prevails by OracleZents.

When Sam Amuka with Sad Sam as his pen name came up with the idea of Punch Newspapers, he invited his friend Olu Aboderin to take care of the finances for him to stay focus on the publications.
They became partners on equal percentages on the ownership of Newspapers ready to challenge the control of the market by Daily times, Nigeria Tribune or so. The market wanted a fresh idea and Punch became the new thing then.

Unknown to him, his friend Aboderin an Accountant was playing with figures in the share distribution and by the time Sam Amuka realised what Aboderin did, it was too late.

Aboderin had used surrogates to acquire the shares of Punch until one day, Sam Amuka found his office locked up. His capital shares in the company had been reduced to less than 5 percent.

Sam took the case to the regular Court and public opinion court. it was hopeless for him to win in Nigeria Court. I believe the court blamed him for given open blanket trust to his friend. Some of the document he had signed without reading them, unknown to him the document were not in good faith.
Aboderin breached the trust his friend Amuka had in him however, Sam won his case in the minds of most Nigerians. He was cheated by a smart Accountant was the views of the public or what else could it be?

Somehow, Sam Amuka survived the depression, he rolled up his sleeves, he renewed his faith with his God, if he did it once he could do it again.
Punch Newspapers almost the favorite of all Nigerians was his baby, his sweat and production, his friend or enemy, an accountant confused him with figures not only in the board room but also in the Court.

Sam Amuka did the obvious with the support of Nigerians who saw his pain and tears. He established Vanguard Newspapers and his goodwill became the very foundation of his venture, he has learnt to show interest in figures of his new company more than just publishing news for Nigerians.

One good leason from the economic history is this simple, Sam Amuka never prayed for Punch Newspapers to fail, instead, he focused on Vanguard and both papers kept faith with the fresh ideas Sam Amuka laid down for the industry. He avoided Aboderin and never granted any interview on the matter, a decent man with a pen, a prolific writer with conscience is just one of the ways to acknowledge this man called Sam Amuka.

The smart man who took Punch from him is dead. Sam Amuka is still alive and will still be with us for a long time. God willing is the prayers of the Oracle whose pen name then was Sad Sam. God has been kind to Sam Amuka, he saw the end of his misfortunes and will never have to worry again.
This Oracle says each time, the two newspapers are seen on the streets of Nigeria or online I still remember the legal matters of the seventies or eighties or so. It was a complete story on breach of Trust among friends.

Oracle Zents.

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LETTER TO TROOPS ON THE FRONTLINE…..

To Gallant Soldiers,

I will start by taking a cue from Wiston Churchill while addressing the men of the Royal Airforce after it repelled a massive German air raid on Sheffield during the Second World War.

In his bid to aptly describe the appreciation of the people of England to the rank and file of the Royal Airforce, he said “never in the history of mankind has many owe few so much”.

Trust me, never in the history of our country has many owe few so much. Nigerians owe the men of the Armed Forces of Nigeria so much.

As a nation and people, we shall be eternally grateful and indebted to you for all you’ve done and doing in the line of duty.

Ever since you came into being, you’ve always been in the forefront of defending the sanctity of our sovereignty.

You’ve always provided the blanket of security for us.

While you are in trenches, we are in the comfort of our homes.

While you are awake, and keeping vigil like a proverbial watchman, most of us are in the arms of our loved ones….

While you’re only clad in your fatigue/camouflage, we are tucked in duvet..

While you feed off ration just enough to give you enough energy to fire your rifle, we feasted in our homes….

While you can’t afford to light your surrounding while on a recon mission, we curse and are quick to put on generators and lamps just because we can’t stand darkness…

While we can’t wait for night to come and go to bed, sleep deprivation is your default nature…

I felt after the Civil War, the worst is over, I’m made to face the stark reality that it is not over…

For some six years, our land has been ravaged by insecurity…

Our national security was seriously breached…

Our sovereignty was threatened…

Yet again we had to call on you…

In the face of obvious negligence…

In the face of lack of motivation…

In the absence of purposeful leadership…

In the face of breakdown of Command and Control structure,

You held the lines…

You pushed the enemies back…

You created a safe passage and a buffer zone…

With the new leadership in place, I felt the various tales of woes has ended…

It’s so disheartening to hear tales of unpaid allowance, poor welfare condition which obviously bring about low morale….

Trust me when I say I feel your pains….

That I appreciate your plight is an understatement….

Believe me when I say I appreciate your precarious situation….

Just as I started out, I want you all to know that I appreciate your sacrifices…

Your Patriotism can never be equaled….

This is to let you know NigerianS know you’re their first line of attack and first line of defense…

I want you to know that millions of Nigerians know they’re indebted to you….

I want you to know that Nigerians know the depth of their indebtedness to you…

I want you to know that Nigerians know that as many as they are, they’re indebted so much to you few men….

This is to you gallant men on the frontline…

This is to you gallant soldiers on the frontline…

Sempe fi boys…

God Bless Nigeria….

  Credits: Yemi saka

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vols 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422 and 423 +The evil you do, remains with you+Abuja Recession+Letter to our Wives+ Diff btw rich and poor Nations+Story of Larva and Pupa+Vanguard vs Punch (find out why)

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  417

The difference between the poor and rich nations is not the age of the Nation.

This can be demonstrated by countries like India and Egypt, which are more than
2000 years old and are still poor countries.

On the other hand, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which 150 years back were insignificant, today are developed and rich countries.

The difference between the poor and rich nation does not also depend on the available natural resources.

Japan has limited territory, 80% mountainous, unsuitable for agriculture or farming, but is the second in worlds economy. The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw material from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.

Second example is Switzerland, it does not grow cocoa but produces the best chocolates in the world. In her small territory she rears animals and cultivates the land only for four month in a year, nevertheless manufactures the best milk products. A small country which is an image of security which has made it the strongest world bank.

Executives from rich countries who interact with their counterparts from poor countries show no significant intellectual differences.

The racial or colour factors also do not evince importance: migrants heavy in laziness in their country of origin are forcefully productive in rich European countries.

What then is the difference?

The difference is the attitude of the people, moulded for many years by education and culture.
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When we analyse the conduct of the people from the rich and developed countries, it is observed that a majority abide by the following principles of life:

1. Ethics, as basic principles.
2. Integrity.
3. Responsibility.
4. The respect for Laws and Regulations.
5. The respect from majority of citizens by right.
6. The love for work.
7. The effort to save and invest.
8. The will to be productive.
9. Punctuality.

In the poor countries a small minority follow these basic principles in their daily life.

We are not poor because we lack natural resources or because nature was cruel towards us.

We are poor because we lack attitude. We lack the will to follow and teach these principles of working of rich and developed societies.

WE ARE IN THIS STATE BECAUSE
WE WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OVER
EVRYTHING AND EVERYONE.

WE ARE IN THIS STATE BECAUSE
WE SEE SOMETHING DONE WRONG
AND SAY – “LET IT BE”
WE SHOULD HAVE A SPIRITED MEMORY
AND ATTITUDE…

ONLY THEN WILL WE BE ABLE TO CHANGE OUR PRESENT STATE.

If you do not forward this message nothing is going to happen to you. Your prized animal is not going to die, you wont be sacked from your job, you wont be having bad luck for seven years, nor are you going to get sick.

But, if you love your
COUNTRY
Try and circulate this message so that as many people can reflect on this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  418

THE STORY OF THE LARVA AND THE PUPA

PLEASE READ AND PONDER OVER THIS CAREFULLY – One of the best messages I have read in a while;

A man, an avid Gardener saw a small Butterfly laying few eggs in one of the pots in his garden.

Since that day he looked at the egg with ever growing curiosity and eagerness.

The egg started to move and shake a little.

He was excited to see a new life coming up right in front of his eyes.

He spent hours watching the egg now.

The egg started to expand and develop cracks.

A tiny head and antennae started to come out ever so slowly.

The man’s excitement knew no bounds.

He got his magnifying glasses and sat to watch the life and body of a pupa coming out.

He saw the struggle of the tender pupa and couldn’t resist his urge to “HELP”.

He went and got a tender forceps to help the egg break, a nip here, a nip there to help the struggling life and the pupa was out.

The man was ecstatic!

He waited now each day for the pupa to grow and fly like a beautiful butterfly, but alas that never happened.

The larvae pupa had a oversized head and kept crawling along in the pot for the full 4 weeks and died!

Depressed the man went to his botanist friend and asked the reason.

His friend told him the struggle to break out of the egg helps the larvae to send blood to its wings and the head push helps the head to remain small so that the tender wings can support it thru its 4 week life cycle.

In his eagerness to help, the man destroyed a beautiful life!

Struggles help all of us, that’s why a bit of effort goes a long way to develop our strength to face life’s difficulties!

As parents, we sometimes go too far trying to help and protect our kids from life’s harsh realities and disappointments.

We don’t want our kids to struggle like we did.

Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Dan Kindlon says that over-protected children are more likely to struggle in relationships and
with challenges.

We’re sending our kids the message that they’re not capable of helping themselves.

To quote clinical psychologist,
Dr. Wendy ‘s Moral:

“It is Our Job to prepare Our Children for the Road & Not prepare the Road for Our Children”

All parents should read and spread this message!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 419

Abuja facing massive Recession? Why?

Abuja is probabaly the worst-hit of Nigerian cities by this recession. It is only understandable: Abuja works at nothing but revels in wanton opulence, it is fed strictly from pens adding zeroes behind a whole number. It’s buildings are populated with straw companies gliding on patronage and privilege, not rights, merit and productivity. Abuja has no enterprise apart from consumerist supermarkets, no factories except mills of political intrigue; no savings but loots, why plan when oil money will always flow in world without end; no fall-back positions. Most of its inhabitants are currently in what seems a state of disbelief, if not shock. My son and I walked lazily to Sheraton two Saturdays ago and from the gate you got a surprise: no line of traffic! The lounge was empty as the car park was vacant. We sat in surprise at the little corners of decay creeping on the lounge, part of which was even poorly lit. Of course, even Maitama an Asokoro are wrapped in thick darkness these days at 8pm if grid power fails. I was surprised at the black silence I met in these desolate palaces. Everywhere signs hang on homes and high-rise office buildings begging for tenants. I called a number on one and the voice that answered said it was for sale: 3.6billion, seven-story building with a footprint of about 250sqm. “I see”.
There is good hiding in evil and sometimes you don’t even have to look too deeply to see it. Too many wealth in Nigeria is strictly in figures without any underlying source or feeder spring. If you got your money through work and creativity; if they put you in a desert, you will still replicate the feat. What is called a recession in regular economics is but a dethronement of false money, the overthrow of pretenders and wealth built with the tip of a pen so that reality and productivity can take over. It is an inevitable passage if nature is correctly programmed. In a hilarious circle I was told about a typical Abuja moneybag whose fortune has now turned around. He was in money – and you know what I mean. In In height of his affluence he collected two more wives to make a total of three. But the noose had been getting tighter and, all streams gone dry, he applied for a loan from a bank. Not so well exposed to the hazard of seeking credit from Nigerian banks, he was exceedingly positive he will soon be credited and I was with much gusto he went to the manager’s office on an appointed day to get the final answer on his application. When he was told that he had been turned down, he lost control of himself so completely that he pooped on himself right there in the bank. He was helped into the bathroom and offered a ton of tissues and when he had become manageable, they led him into a taxi and gave him a thousand naira to the bank’s happy ending of the personal tragedy. The story teaches us that wealth without foundation will end in sudden failure. It is not only Abuja or the typical, overweight Nigerian big man, Nigeria itself is a victim of lazy wealth: oil is not a result of hard work or creativity. We don’t even as much as have local capacity to drill the oil! If we don’t build our economy by adding value through processing and developing our human resources, we won’t end up much better than that poor individual you just laughed at.

Full Credits: John Ogunlela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 420

The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you

A woman baked bread for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passerby. She kept the extra bread on the Window-sill, for whosoever would take it away. Everyday, a hunch-back came and took away the bread. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: “The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” This went on, day after day. Everyday, the hunch-back came, picked up the bread and uttered the words: “The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” The woman felt irritated. “Not a word of gratitude,” she said to herself… “Everyday this hunch-back utters this jingle! What does he mean? “One day, out of despiration, she decided to do away with him. “I shall get rid of this hunch-back,” she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the bread she prepared for him! As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. “What is this I am doing?” she said. Immediately she threw the bread into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window- sill. As usual, the hunch-back came, picked up the bread and muttered the words: “The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” The hunch-back proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. Everyday, as the woman placed the bread on the window-sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return. That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway.. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, “Mom, it’s a miracle I’m here. While I was but a mile away, I was so hungry that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunch-back passed by. I begged of him for a small part of his food, and he was kind enough to give me whole bread. “As he gave it to me, he said, “This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!” “As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale and red. She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned bread that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life! It was then that she realized the significance of the words: “The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” Do good and; Don’t ever stop doing good, even if it’s not appreciated at that time.
If you like this, share it with others and I bet you, so many lives would be affected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  421

Life is not static. It moves and changes as we move along ( personal experience )

I remember when gaining admission into the University was still a problem. I had a friend that was lucky to gain admission before me. Whenever I went to visit her, her mother will tell me she is not at home.

My friend started giving me attitude. She stopped coming to my house. I asked her what the problem was, she opened up and told me her mother had Warned her to stop associating with me because I might not be happy she gained admission, while I was still at home.
Ah I cried Sha.

Honestly I was pained.

Fast forward 5 years later, I have gained admission, and even graduated, my friend was still in the University. It was a 5 Years course but she changed department and ended up spending 6 Years.

Her mother saw me in the neighborhood shortly after graduation and asked if I was on holiday. Holiday ke? Ma I have graduated. You can imagine the look on her face. Epic. Lol

I graduated with 2nd class upper,a year later she graduated with 3rd class

Some of us are guilty of this.

*When we have a house filled with kids…. Our loyal friend struggling to have kids becomes an enemy. We push them away

*Once we get married… Our loyal single friend becomes an enemy.. We push them away

*Once we get a job… Our loyal jobless friend becomes an enemy…. We push them away.

*Once we get to the top… Our loyal friends at the bottom becomes an enemy…. We push away.

*When we are happily married… Our loyal friend that is unfortunately a widow or divorcee becomes an enemy…. We push them away

*When we have food and water… Our loyal friend struggling to survive becomes an enemy… We push them away.

*Nobody is your enemy, you are only being an enemy to them..

We quickly forget… Life is not static. It moves and changes as we experience along..
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When you condemn a situation along with the person in the situation. You are only gambling.

At the end, the winner is always the person you condemned, the person you least expected.

This is food for thought. Have a great day ahead … as you ponder on this….

<a>#still_thinking</a>

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FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 422

LETTER TO OUR WIVES FROM ‘THE COMMITTEE OF HUSBANDS’

30 Things Nigerian Husbands Want And Expect From Their Wives:

1. Go and slim down. Do not let people take you for our mother when indeed you are our wife. We love to see you exercise and eat less.

2. Mind and control your tongue.

3. Keep the house clean.

4. Be hospitable, how you receive our friends and families matter to us. Make them feel welcome by coming out to greet them, serve them water if there is no drink.

5. Dress neatly and smart always, look good for us.

6. Do not disrespect us, we want to feel respected even with our imperfections, correct us with respect.

7. Treat us like a king, make us feel important and we shall treat you back as our queens.

8. Do not always claim right.

9. Be polite always.

10. Be quick to say “I am sorry”.

11. Do not delay us when we have to go out together. Start getting ready well ahead of time and don’t keep us waiting because we can be very impatient.

12. We don’t like tension, make us smile and laugh around you and we will want to hang around.

13. We love good food, if you have to go to a catering school to make us eat well, please do.

14. We do not like nagging. When you make your request, believe in us to do it in our own time. No amount of nagging can change us.

15. Do not belittle or gossip us to anyone.

16. If there are issues that need be addressed, find a quiet time when we can talk, just the two of us not necessarily in the middle of the night when you’re most likely going to disturb our sleep.

17. Do not prioritize others ahead of us, Make us your number one; Not the children, your friends, your family, your career, business, religion or anything around.

18. We love sex, do not withhold it. Never use it as a bargaining chip.

19. Be disciplined and wise in spending.

20. Be our friend and stop acting like our mom.

21. We can be jealous, do not get too close with the opposite sex on Social media. Seek our consent before accepting a male as Friend.

22. Do not paint us bad to the children, help them love and appreciate us.

23. Do not leave the home and children unattended.

24. Accept and relate well with our family members.

25. Assist us in paying the bills, if you earn well.

26. Do not try to pry too much by reading our mails and responding to messages meant for us without our consent.
Stop snooping and stalking us on Social media. Stop being suspicious of our female colleagues.

27. Stop answering our calls without our permission.

28. Smile always, even when you are exhausted from tending the kids. Constantly frowning will scare us.

29. If you need our help, ASK. We cannot read your minds*.

30. Stop asking to know how we spend every dime. Just trust us and all will be well.

Lots of love,
-Nigerian husbands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  423

Punch vs Vanguard : The story of how Punch was hijacked by “crooked” Aboderin from its original owner Uncle Sam Amuka who later went on to establish Vanguard Newspapers

When the Truth Prevails
by OracleZents.

When Sam Amuka with Sad Sam as his pen name came up with the idea of Punch Newspapers, he invited his friend Olu Aboderin to take care of the finances for him to stay focus on the publications.
They became partners on equal percentages on the ownership of Newspapers ready to challenge the control of the market by Daily times, Nigeria Tribune or so. The market wanted a fresh idea and Punch became the new thing then.

Unknown to him, his friend Aboderin an Accountant was playing with figures in the share distribution and by the time Sam Amuka realised what Aboderin did, it was too late.

Aboderin had used surrogates to acquire the shares of Punch until one day, Sam Amuka found his office locked up. His capital shares in the company had been reduced to less than 5 percent.

Sam took the case to the regular Court and public opinion court. it was hopeless for him to win in Nigeria Court. I believe the court blamed him for given open blanket trust to his friend. Some of the document he had signed without reading them, unknown to him the document were not in good faith.
Aboderin breached the trust his friend Amuka had in him however, Sam won his case in the minds of most Nigerians. He was cheated by a smart Accountant was the views of the public or what else could it be?

Somehow, Sam Amuka survived the depression, he rolled up his sleeves, he renewed his faith with his God, if he did it once he could do it again.
Punch Newspapers almost the favorite of all Nigerians was his baby, his sweat and production, his friend or enemy, an accountant confused him with figures not only in the board room but also in the Court.

Sam Amuka did the obvious with the support of Nigerians who saw his pain and tears. He established Vanguard Newspapers and his goodwill became the very foundation of his venture, he has learnt to show interest in figures of his new company more than just publishing news for Nigerians.

One good leason from the economic history is this simple, Sam Amuka never prayed for Punch Newspapers to fail, instead, he focused on Vanguard and both papers kept faith with the fresh ideas Sam Amuka laid down for the industry. He avoided Aboderin and never granted any interview on the matter, a decent man with a pen, a prolific writer with conscience is just one of the ways to acknowledge this man called Sam Amuka.

The smart man who took Punch from him is dead. Sam Amuka is still alive and will still be with us for a long time. God willing is the prayers of the Oracle whose pen name then was Sad Sam. God has been kind to Sam Amuka, he saw the end of his misfortunes and will never have to worry again.
This Oracle says each time, the two newspapers are seen on the streets of Nigeria or online I still remember the legal matters of the seventies or eighties or so. It was a complete story on breach of Trust among friends.

Oracle Zents.

Full Credits : Zents Kunle Sowunmi

Man reveals more on Miss Anambra pageant scandal

Earlier today, we published the statement of embattled Miss Anambra Chidinma Okeke where she said her ‘blackmailers’ are threatening to shoot her if she reveals the ‘truth’ of what really happened. Well, a certain man, Apga Alaigbo, has made some shocking allegations, claiming that one Mr Uche Nworah who heads Anambra Broadcast Service (ABS, the organisers of the beauty pageant) is the brain behind the alleged blackmail. He went further to allege that all the contestants in the Miss Anambra pageant are used as ‘executive whores’ as they send them to sleep with rich politicians and other top people in the society who has interest. He also pointed out that Chidinma handed over her crown in office when the storm was too much for her, in which she ought not to. Read the post below as put up by Apga Alaigbo on Facebook:

 

”Okwodi mmadu nwe ogodo ewu na ata [It is someone that owns the wrapper the goat is chewing]. We know that some Girls have long throat and that puts them into trouble, but some where forced by circumstances of hardship to become a victim or promise from High and Might that makes them to believe that Messiah second coming has come to them earlier . ”For Days now the LORDS of ABS TELEVISION, the MD UCHE NWORAH who prefer to call self “NWA ABA” has been reigning supreme as KING of FRAUD over the Young and future Hope of the state, making them miserable and lost for personal aggrandisement and personal Lust .

 

”I am not against the money he is making from ABS which he never accounted for because he will send Innocent Girls who came for Industrial Training or who entered for the ABS PAGEANT as SEX PAY OFF to the Authority and because he supply them Young Girls for sexual satisfaction ,he became untouchable.What they do to pretty girls that went to ABS for IT ,is something for another day not today’s discussion .

 

”The Government certainly cannot say that they weren’t aware that ABS always sent out GIRLS that came to enter into the PAGEANT into the street in a SCAM they called “ONE MILLION GIRLS” ,this Girls will be giving 10 FORMS to be sold at 100,000 NAIRA EACH ,then the mission is for each to sale 10 SONSORSHIP FORMS at 100K ,meaning you make 1 MILLION NAIRA for ABS HUNCHO ,that automatically qualified you for the 21 contestants ,that is after they have finished using your PRIVATE PART as breakfast ,Lunch and Diner .So in cause of selling the FORM ,you caught HIV or any VENERAL DIEASE they will simply wash hands off you and move on to those that get them the money . The health and faith of the Girls does not matter ,what matters is to satisfy the Urge of this Brutes and using this Girls as executive Prostitutes that will make them money and nothing more .

 

”The Girls that are unfortunate not to have people that can buy the FORMS from them are placed under ABIOLA JINADU the SUPER NUMBER 1 PARTNER of the Boss ,that is talking about when he wants to DO lady and KC when he wants to DO MALE , both ABIOLA and KC acts like a PIMP for BOSS whenever he wants to satisfy his BI SEXUAL URGE . ”If this ONE MILLION GIRLS cannot meet the target ,ABIOLA will arrange for the Girls to be PIMPED OFF ,some time to ABUJA, ENUGU, ASABA and where ever there is call to go and service any man that can pay directly into the coffers of the BOSS ,just transport fares for the Girl with marching Order to go –SERVICE AND RETURN . It is when they make enough money that they will tell the Girl that She has met the target and then she can be enrolled into the 21 . READ ALSO: What will happen if I open up – Miss Anambra involved in lesbian sex scandal ”Where on earth do they expect this Girls to meet Men that can give them 100K per FORM and on what basis ? they simply turn this innocent small girls to EXECUTIVE WHORES and ruin them for life under the watchful eyes of the Government, under the banner of same Government that swore to protect them . We continue talking about THE BOSS who abandoned the Wife and Children in LONDON and came to Nigeria to live a life that disgust even SATAN himself

 

”Back to ABS ,they abandoned NEWS and NEWS related and now they delve into BEAUTY CONTEST turning our children into Sex slaves and the WOMEN in the state kept quiet . Securities too weak to investigate and the scam continued . Presently they forced an innocent Girl who won the treacherous MISS ANAMBRA to continue being a victim and when She said enough is enough ,She became subject that must be gotten rid off . ”The Girl returned her CAR and Her CROWN after several threat to her life ,after they promise to end her future ,but that was just the beginning . What is the ROLE OF IFEANYI AND OKWUOTO in the shooting of the CUCUMBER SEX TAPE ? WHO are the men behind the Camera during the recording ?

 

”Where did they rent for the shooting ? Where this GIRLS KIDNAPPED and force under Duress to act as LESBIANS ,so it can be used in black mailing them knowing fully well that such presentation will repulse people and humiliate the Girls ? Do the producers think NDI ANAMBRA so dumb that we cannot tell when a deadly set of people start acting like MAFIANS ? ,,We certainly know that there is no way , if both girls are LESBIANS for they to stand a VIDEO and record self and then release it later ,sure ABS may have done a dirty deal and that must be why they forced the girls to become a Victim of blackmail .

 

”Watch the Video ABS released on the 11th of October the same day they leaked the CUCUMBER VIDEO,. Why cut short the reign of a beauty queen inside an Office ,when she was crowned in the public and why recording the return and use DATE STAMP on it ? She returned the Car and crown, so the car will be used for another victim. Maybe because they want to wash hands off the beauty queen before offering her as sacrifice . ”Maybe they realize that the hate campaign will boomerang on the Government who gave her the crown that made her ambassador of the state ,so they forced her on VIDEO to return everything and made sure that they recorded the scene and leak same a day before the leak the SEX TAPE which they cannot feign ignorance of the recording .

 

”Watch the defence of ABS and see how wicked they plotted the downfall of the young girl and now they have slated another trap for another Girl who they will also put under spell, then video her again for another black mail if she refused to succumb to perpetual BANGING. They have set another date for another pageant, another scam and another scandal. onye obuna si kwo oburu nwa nne ya Nwanyi . ”The Securities should look at the Video and decide where it was shot ,who and who where behind the Camera . There was a good Lighting in the Room meaning that STUDIO LIGHT were used to laminate the place .The Camera used is not PHONE or CAMCODER ,the recording must have been done with High powered HAND HELD DIGITAL DEVICE that can only be obtained at TELEVISION or professional Video Coverage . ”How did it end up in the room where the so called CUCUMBER SEX where held ? Why did they ask the Girl [Beauty Queen ] to get out from AWKA or she is a Finished girl ? why did it take the alarm from her friends to force the VAMPIRES in ABS to release the black mailing VIDEO shot under duress ? Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ”Why is the state protecting this group of heartless beings ? Why are they using ABS as protection and industry for SE-X SLAVES ? What is the qualification of UCHE NWORAH to be the Boss at ABS ? WHEN that position flows through the rank ,,meaning that the MD falls on the most senior and not some POLITICAL APPOINTEE . ”Have we all wondered why ABS has EMEKA OZUMBA who is a serving SSA to GOVERNOR OBIANO on the day they rushed Chidinma to handover the Crown ,even though in everything pageant out going Queen will always crown the New one and that is the official handover and they do not hand over CAR ,but why did CHIDINMA handed over everything ? ”Did EMEKA OZUMBA stand in for the Governor or he was there to make sure that the charade was a success ? If the Governor surrogate was at the emergency handover ,how can we say with assurance that none of them where behind the Camera when they KIDNAPPED AND Ran THIS GIRLS in a fashion that made the Girls to appear as Lesbians ?

 

”What the Ladies of influence in the state should do and every other person at that is not to blame this Victimized GIRLS but to take them to Deliverance ,for them to be delivered from the Evil manipulations they used to sear away the real mind of this Girls ,what they need is rallying behind them to exorcise them of the Satanic lust this set of Devils agent planted in them in course of time . ”This Girls are not doing all this with clear eyes and until a deliverance is conducted . I read some of the Micro idiots said that the Girl was paid 1 million to make the Film by a Millionaire ,meaning that they know who made the Video and the Millionaire ,so what stops the Security from asking them to provide the Millionaire and the second question is ,IF it was a Millionaire that paid for the Video to be made ,why then did he release it ,sorry made ABS to release it ? ”The Video came in two segments meaning that it was edited and the Voices behind the Camera removed ,so it was edited in TELEVISION STUDIO and who has such reach ? having in mind that the organizer of the pageant has released a Video , 1 day after which made it appears as if Chidimma has returned her Crown ,then they release the BLACKMAILING VIDEO . ”Can the Government say with finality that they had no hand in that ,and that SSA OZUMBA went there on his own accord ? Where is the FIRST LADY OF THE STATE ? IS THIS NOT WHERE SHE SHOULD SPEAK OUT AND CRY OUT ? OR IS SHE WAITING FOR OBY EZEKWESIRI TO FLY DOWN AND LEAD THE CRUSADE ? Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ”WHERE ARE THE FEMALE ACTIVITS AND POWERFUL MOTHERS IN THE STATE ? WILL THEY KEEP QUIET AS THIS SEX AND BLACKMAILING PREDATORS GOES SCOT FREE ? Do we still have HUMAN RIGHT GROUPS IN THIS NATION ? HOW ABOUT WOMEN LIBERATION GROUP ARE THEY GOING TO ALLOW THIS TO BE ANOTHER FORGOTTEN HISTORY ? PAY ATTENTION:

 

Anya kam ji !!! ”Given to you in a meeting of beauty queens held for an incoming beauty pageantry. Under its influence…. You are made to perform a lesbian or straight sexual act. When you are normal again…. The video is shown to you and you are asked to follow instructions from thenceforth or else they will leak the video. You become a slave. No one knows about this, except the circle of very influential ladies and men. You are called at any time, even from your studies if you are in school. You are called at any time to satisfy anybody….. ”You are given some percentage of the proceeds you are making for the circle. And you may be crowned a beauty queen in a carefully orchestrated pageantry, if you do well in “satisfying” people. If you are in any trouble involving police or anyone for that matter, the influential circle takes care of the problem expertly. READ ALSO; Alleged man behind the sex scandal of Miss Anambra 2015 speaks up ”Then, you are made rich. You become very rich and get used to the sexual orgies. You become a senior member of the circle and you recruit other beautiful girls. The day you quarrel with the circle, your sex tapes will go out to the public. This is part of a dangerous information someone told me just now. I am still shaking. I know it is even dangerous posting it here. But how can we end the scourge if we don’t open the cloaca of the hen? Is this what is going on in our society? The rot is really bad. I won’t give up. I won’t give up.”

 

 

Credits: Naij.com

 

 

 

 

Miss Anambra sex scandal: Weep for the State not Chidimma-CLO
For some days now, the entire cyberspace and other gadgets have been awash with the lurid videos of lesbian act with Miss Chidimma Okeke , the hurriedly dethroned Miss Anambra 2015.
The sex act recorded with professional camera and experienced hands editing is not only disgusting to watch but simply portrays the level of moral depravity prevalent in the society today.
The video and act not only debases the pride of motherhood and the worth of the girl- child but is a pointer that the many have descended to the level of not being better than animals in their instincts.
Several voices have spoken condemning Miss Chidimma, calling for her head and so much other views while majority have also failed to realize the age long saying that “there is no smoke without fire”.
That the average prostitute is still hustling in the streets every night is a pointer that there are still willing patrons who drop money to sleep with her.
Chidimma and her co-partners actions are highly condemnable while we know that lesbianism or same sex act/ marriage is prohibited and criminalized in our laws but we need to go beyond the actual act and find out those behind the scene and their roles in the sordid act. Who recorded the video? Who leaked it online? What was the motive for recording such? Who commissioned the act? Was it really a precondition before announcing Chidimma as the pageant winner? Who are the people behind the scene directing the act with one even helping in parting legs? So many unanswered questions!
The pageant organizers and management of Anambra Broadcasting Service need to tell the whole world what they know in the whole saga and why they hurriedly withdrew the crown and car from Chidimma few hours before the sex video went viral.
Chidimma has alleged threat to her life and had to chicken out of an earlier scheduled press briefing where she would have revealed what we don’t know.
We call for adequate security for her presently while she should be monitored closely so that she won’t take any rash action that may injure her life. She needs psychological and spiritual rehabilitation as well as deliverance/exorcism presently. It is also very important she is guided to say all she knows about the ugly incident.
The actual act is a dent on the image of the state while the silence of the state actors since the video went viral is not only an indictment but suggest an act of complicity and a ploy to shield some individuals.
Anambra is the light of the nation and should be a pace setter in all facets of excellence. Unfortunately, those who should show the way are sometimes caught in the web of Epicureanism and other indulgences which are in contrast with the state shared values.
The Miss Anambra sex scandal has brought to the fore certain musings in the public domain that some ladies are used as sex toys for top government functionaries, some aides and proponents of second term groups in Anambra. The musing also indicted two hotels in Awka capital where such bizarre acts go on unhindered. Urgent investigation is needed here.
The government must come clean in this matter by not only making a categorical statement on the incident but should set up an independent panel of enquiry to unravel all the behind-the-scene- information the world awaits to know.
All the actors connected in the whole saga should be revealed and made to face appropriate sanctions. Public officers holders should realize that their action and inactions counts in the public domain while image remains pivotal at all times.
Comrade Aloysius Attah,
Chairman, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO)
South East Zone
attahcomrade@yahoo.com 08035090548

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Correction: Nigeria-Boko Haram-Missing Soldiers story

In a story Oct. 23 about 83 missing Nigerian soldiers, The Associated Press erroneously quoted senior military officers. The story should have quoted Nigeria’s Premium Times newspaper citing senior military officers.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Some 83 Nigerian soldiers are missing in action since Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote military base in the northeast, Nigeria’s Premium Times newspaper reported, quoting senior army officers.

The soldiers were unable to fight back and fled because Boko Haram had superior fire power, Premium Times said, quoting officers who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to give information to reporters.

Morale also was low among the troops because they were being rationed to one meal a day and their allowances were being pilfered by their commanders, the newspaper said.

Army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman reported last week that “some” soldiers were missing and 13 wounded when the insurgents on Oct. 17 attacked their base in Gashigar village, on the border with Niger. Usman has not responded to requests for the actual number.

Dozens of fleeing troops jumped into the Niger River and 22 were pulled from the water by soldiers from that neighboring country, Premium Times said. Many soldiers are feared to have drowned, it said.

President Muhammadu Buhari promised to better arm Nigeria’s military when he was elected in March 2015, blaming corruption for the deaths of thousands including soldiers in the 7-year-old Islamic insurgency that has killed more than 20,000 people.

Billions of dollars meant to buy arms were stolen or diverted to the presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan, according to ongoing court cases.

Military officers also are currently facing courts-martial for allegedly selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country’s fight against the Islamic extremists continues despite government efforts to halt graft.

Still, the military in the past year has succeeded in dislodging the insurgents from most towns and villages where they had set up an Islamic caliphate. But the extremists continue to attack remote villages and main roads that they have mined. Nigeria’s army has reported thwarting and killing several suicide bombers in the past month.

The United Nations has warned that tens of thousands among the 2.6 million people forced from their homes by the insurgency are facing famine-like conditions that already are killing children.

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Slaughter Dozens of Christians in Nigerian Village

(CNSNews.com) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked villagers in the village of Godogodo, Nigeria on October 15 with guns and machetes, burning down homes, killing more than 40 people and injuring dozens more.

It was the second attack on the predominantly Christian village in as many months.

The Morning Star News’ field reporter in Nigeria, Obed Minchakpu, spoke with villagers who survived the brutal attack. He confirmed to CNSNews.com that the attackers were Muslim Fulani herdsmen who have been targeting Christians for more than two years.

Rev. Thomas Akut, pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Good News Church in Godogodo, told Morning Star News  that he and his family barely escaped the massacre.

Reverend Akut added that the attacks have left all 245 members of his congregation homeless, including himself and his family.

“This is a jihad,” Akut said. “It is an Islamic holy war against Christians in the southern part of Kaduna state.”

“They shot and killed my four children,” survivor Peter Atangi toldWorldWatch Monitor. “As we ran for our dear lives, they also set our homes on fire. Many of us have been rendered homeless.”

During a previous attack on Godogodo in September, eight men were killed and eight others were wounded by gunshot and machete cuts, village leaders said.

According to World Watch , “a total of more than 300, mainly Christians, have been killed in repeated attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the past five months, while over 5,000 people have been displaced.”

A total of 1,229 people lost their lives in 2014 due to violence by the Fulani herdsmen, which makes them the world’s fourth deadliest militant group in the world, after the Islamic State (ISIL), the Taliban, and Boko Haram, according to the 2015 Global Terrorist Index

The Index also ranked Nigeria third in the world for suffering “the highest impact of terrorism.”

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who is himself a Fulani, responded to the previous attacks and violence earlier this year by ordering his security forces to deter attacks by the herdsmen.

But Rev. Danladi Yarima, secretary of the Northern Christian Association of Nigeria, still blames the Nigerian government for not doing enough to prevent the killings by the semi-nomadic Fulanis, who “played a key role in the 19thcentury revival of Islam in Nigeria,” according to the BBC.

“We are disheartened that despite the re-occurrence of the attack, the government has not come out with a security plan to stop it,” Yarima toldWorldWatch Monitor. “We expected that the government should have mobilized more security personnel to the area.

“Every day, Christians are being attacked and their homes and property destroyed. The killings have continued unabated and we are very worried. We urge the government and well-meaning Nigerians to stop the killings.”

Although the violence is said to be a direct consequence of fighting between herdsmen and local farmers over resources such as farmland, grazing areas, and water sources, Godogodo villagers and those affected by the attacks see no difference between the Fulani herdsmen and another militant Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram.

“This is another jihad like the one waged by Boko Haram in the northeast of the country,” Nigerian pastor Rev. Augustine Akpen Lev said.

“The attackers carry sophisticated weapons, sometimes they even used chemical weapons on our communities. They just come, often overnight when people are sleeping. They attack defenseless people and go away. They clearly have an agenda: to wipe out the Christian presence and take over the land.”

Credits : CNSNEWS.COM