Monday, 27 June 2016

When Nigeria screamed Ghana must go

When Nigeria screamed Ghana
must go!



In this retro series, we will examines the
repatriation of up to one million illegal
immigrants by Nigeria back to Ghana.
The year was 1983 and Nigeria had just
ordered the massive return of illegal
migrants from the country back to Ghana.
The move seemed incredible as Nigeria
and Ghana were supposed to be
considered best neighbours and their
relationship dates back to the pre-
colonial period.
At that time, more than a million
Ghanaians were working (il) legally in
Nigeria as the country had enjoyed oil
boom. However there were complaints
that the Ghanaians had taken over the
labour work force in the country and
Nigerians were forced to compete with
them in the labour market. The collapse
of the oil boom forced the country into
economic hardship. Someone had to be
blamed and the foreigners were the
scapegoat.



When the repatriation was announced, it
was celebrated with glee in Nigeria but
for their Ghanaian counterparts, it was a
journey they would not forget. They were
given till May 10 of that year to leave the
country of face serious consequence.
An official statement from Nigeria read:
“If they don’t leave they should be arrested
and tried and sent back to their homes. Illegal
immigrants, in fact, under normal
circumstances, should not be given any notice
whatsoever.”
It was suspected that the repatriation
was a retaliatory move from Nigeria as
Ghana carried out a similar move during
President Kofi Abrefa Busia
administration in the early 1970’s and
foreigners, most of them from Nigeria,
were deported.
For Ghanaians, the journey from Nigeria
back to their country was a tiring one.
Trucks were loaded with humans and
cargos and soldiers supervised the
expulsion of the Ghanaians. Many of
them were forced to leave behind their
assets and belongings as they could not
secure official documents to stay.
The Ghanaian radio station stations were
livid: ”Nigeria should be ashamed of itself.
The action of Nigeria is contrary to the charter
of the Organization of African Unity.”

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

SHOCKING :---Army planning to overthrow Buhari's government - JNDLF

Army planning to overthrow
Buhari's government - JNDLF


– The Joint Niger Delta Liberation
Force (JNDLF), a body of different
militant groups has warned President
Muhammadu Buhari
– The group made this known on
Tuesday, June 21 while revealing that
some top army officers are planning to
sack Buhari’s government through a
coup d’état
JNDLF, which claimed responsibility for the threats
issued on launching a missile attack which caused
pandemonium in the Niger Delta region, stressed
that people behind the coup plot were getting ready
to instigate anarchy in the region, as part of their
ulterior motive to overthrow Buhari’s government.
The militants revealed this in an electronic
statement that some high ranking army officers
were already involved in the plan of the coup,
because they approached the leaders of their
group, with an appeal that they should continue
with the ongoing attacks on oil installations and
petroleum pipelines.
JNDLF alleged that the “coup plotters” wanted
to use the continued destruction of oil facilities as
the real reason to overthrow the federal
government.
President Muhammadu Buhari and chief of army
staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai
The electronic statement released, was signed by
those who identified themselves as ‘General’
Torunanaowei Latei (Creek Network Coordinator);
‘General’ Agbakakuro Owei-Tauro (Pipeline Bleeding
Expert); ‘General’ Akotebe Darikoro (Commander,
General Duties) and ‘General’ Pulokiri Ebikade
(Intelligence Bureau).
The militant group stated: “We are constraint
to let the cat out of the bag today that
PresidentMohammadu Buhari should be
wary about the security of this country as
some military men are making move to
remove him from power by instigating
civil unrest in the country.
“Some top military men through their civil
agents approached us to cause and
continue the vandalization of the oil and
gas pipelines in the Niger delta region so
as to use as an excuse to take over the
government from democracy to military
rule in the country.

SHOCKING :---AISHA BUHARI (Fayose is a mad dog)

Fayose is a mad dog - Aisha
Buhari


– Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of President
Muhammadu Buhari has labelled Ekiti
state governor, Ayodele Fayose a mad
dog
-Fayose had alleged that Mrs Buhari
was indicted in the bribery scandal of
US Congessman, William Jefferson
Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari
As shocking as it can be, Mrs Aisha Buhari wife of
President Muhammadu Buhari has labelled Ekiti
state governor, Ayodele Fayose a mad dog.
Mrs Buhari who is obliviously reacting to the
allegation leveled against her by the Ekiti state
governor that she was indicted in the bribery
scandal of US Congessman, William Jefferson, for
which he (Jefferson) was convicted in 2009.
The President’s wife in the same tweet told Mr
Fayose, “Enough is Enough Fayose.”
Enough is Enough Fayose. A mad dog that isn’t
chained. I refuse to keep quiet.
— Aisha M. Buhari (@aishambuhari) June 21,
2016
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
FAYOSE IS AN UNCHAINED MAD DOG
If Buhari is 73 years old,I Aisha am 45 years
old,I have more than enough energy to face you
— Aisha M. Buhari (@aishambuhari) June 21,
2016
Meanwhile, prominent Nigerian lawyers and rights
activists are expressing divergent views over the
freezing of an account belonging Governor Ayodele
Fayose of Ekiti state by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC). Fayose had alleged that
his rights have been trampled on by the anti-graft
agency, but the EFCC says it has the power to
investigate and carry out such actions in the course
of its duties.


Passport of the Aisha Buhari impostor

SPORTS :--Magical Messi breaks record at ongoing Copa America 2016

Magical Messi breaks record at
ongoing Copa America 2016


– Lionel Messi is now Argentina’s
record goal scorer of all time with 55
goals for the national team
– The Barcelona star scored a free-kick
as Argentina beat USA to reach the
final of the 2016 Copa America
– Argentina will play either Colombia or
reigning champions Chile in what could
be a repeat of last year’s final
Lionel Messi became his country’s leading scorer as
Argentina defeated hosts USA 4 – 0 to book a place
in the final of the 2016 Copa America tournament.
Lionel Messi and Argentina dominated Tuesday’s Copa
America semifinal.
The Barcelona attacker scored a superb free-kick to
surpass Gabriel Batistuta’s 54-goal tally with a
25-yard strike.
Messi provided the assist for Ezequiel Lavezzi’s
opener, then scored his stunner before Napoli’s
Gonzalo Higuain fired in to make it 3-0.
Higuain scored with a tap-in in the 85th minute to
complete the rout with Messi grabbing the assist.
“I am happy to have surpassed Batistuta’s
record and I want to thank my team-
mates, it’s theirs as well,” said Messi, who
turns 29 on Friday.
Argentina will play either Colombia or reigning
champions Chile, who meet in Chicago on
Wednesday.
A fan ran up to the pitch before the start of the
second half to bow to a Messi
Recall that Messi equalled Batistuta’s record in the
quarter-final which was through a freekick as
Argentina defeated Venezuela 4 – 1 to reach the
semi’s.
The Barcelona forward also created goals for
Gonzalo Higuain, who scored twice, and Erik Lamela
to set up a last-four meeting with hosts USA.

Obanikoro, Fayose got over N4.745billion from arms deal fund

Obanikoro, Fayose got over
N4.745billion from arms deal
fund


– EFCC has revealed how Ayodele
Fayose and Musiliu Obanikoro got
N4.745bn from the arms deal scandal
– EFCC also exposed how Obanikoro
flew N1, 219, 490,000 to Akure Airport
on June 12, 2014 to Fayose through
his associate, Abiodun Agbele (aka
Abbey)
Governor Fayose and Obanikoro
Anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) has revealed how both Ekiti
state governor, Ayodele Fayose and erstwhile
minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro got
N4.745bn from the arms deal scandal.
Recall that t he EFCC had frozen Fayose’s an
Zenith bank account while it has also raided the
home of Obanikoro in Lagos.
Fayose has alleged that his rights have been
trampled on by the anti-graft agency, but the EFCC
says it has the power to investigate and carry out
such actions in the course of its duties.
According to the EFCC, N4.745bn was paid into the
Diamond Bank account of Sylvan McNamara, a
company where Obanikoro’s sons Gbolahan and
Babajide Obanikoro are signatories to the account.
The breakdown of the disbursement is N759, 384,
300 changed into dollars through bureaux de
change; N160million spent on cars through Balmoral
International Limited; N1, 219, 490,000 ferried by
Obanikoro in two flights to a branch of Zenith Bank
at Plot 13, Alagbaka Estate, Akure to evacuate the
cash and received by Fayose’s associate, Abiodun;
balance of about N2billion withdrawn by Obanikoro
and his two children in cash.
Some of the bureaux de change and the amounts
credited to them include A.A.G.B.S Oil and Gas
(N168,000,000.00); Sylvan Mcnamara Ltd
(N167,500,000.00); Northline Ltd
(N835,000.00); Northline Ltd
(N83,750,000.00); Five Star Ltd N
(37,600,000.00); A.B.A Trading Ent
(N268,301,500.00); Villagolf Bureaux De
(N1,425,000.00); Ahmad Ahmad &Omar
(N350,000.000); Northline Ltd  (N1,680,000.00);
Northline Limited A (N2,325,300); Rehoboth
Homes  (N20,000,0000); Northline Ltd
(N5,932,500.00); Northline Ltd (N842,500);
Northline Ltd (N842,500.00).


BREAKING NEWS :---CAN president calls for religious balance and tolerance

CAN president calls for
religious balance and tolerance


– The New president of CAN called on
Islamic leaders to warn people who are
dishonoring them by committing crime
in the name of the religion
– He urged the president to encourage
religious tolerance and balance
– He warned that no one has a
monopoly of violence
Dr. Samson Ayokunle who is the new president of
the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has
warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to treat
Christians as fools by giving preference to one
religion above the other.
In an interview with The Punch, the CAN president
urged the president to maintain religious balance so
as not to open the door for lawlessness.
Rev. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle
“I want to advise the present government
to maintain balance and keep close to
constitution irrespective of the religious
belief of those in government. The
government should respect the
constitution of Nigeria because if the
government breaks the constitution of
Nigeria on religion alone, they have
already opened the door for lawlessness
in the society.”

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Athletes :----Ronaldo named highest paid athlete

American business magazine, Forbes, has named Cristiano
Ronaldo as the highest-paid athlete in the world.


The Real Madrid forward, becomes the first footballer
to ever top the list of the world’s highest-earning
athletes.
Ronaldo earned $88m in the last 12 months, $6.6m
more than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who is second.
Endorsements make up £32m of the Portugal captain’s
earnings and this is the first year since 2000, that
someone other than Tiger Woods or Floyd Mayweather is
first on the list.
Serena Williams ($28.9m) at No 40, and Maria
Sharapova ($21.9) at No 88 are the only two women
who make the list.
Forbes’ figures include all salaries and bonuses earned
between June 1 2015 and June 1 2016.

Jokes :--10 things you will know from using public toilets in Nigeria

10 things you will know from
using public toilets in Nigeria


We are sure you must have had one or
two nasty experiences where you
suddenly felt the need to use the toilet
while outside the comfort of your
house or lush bathroom. Some people
are lucky enough to be in
a comfortable and neat environment
when this happens.
Bottom line is, you are human and this could happen
to anyone. The worst case scenario would be for you
to feel the need to use the toilet while traveling
in a bus. Some Nigerians who know there is no big
deal about being pressed may not be bothered by it;
but when you are running stool while traveling, you
would definitely know it is no joke.
Firstly, the thought of having to stop the driver
and explain to everyone in the bus is unsettling;
many people debate about this in their minds for as
long as possible while trying to suppress the shitty
feeling. And when it finally happens and you
discover you probably have to do it again, it could
change your system and mess your mood. In a
situation like that, you could become sick from
worrying and could have other issues along the line.
Find below some of the other things you will
understand from having to use a public toilet:
1. The fear
While you are looking for the nearest place to ease
yourself and empty your bowel, there is this fear
of not having to mess up yourself. As a Nigerian,
you would be thinking about the shit not dropping in
your pant; if it does, you have just created another
unsettling situation. You would have to deal with
the smell and having yourself cleaned up from the
mess.
2. Looking for a place to do it
While you are nursing the fear of not soiling
yourself up, you would probably be looking for a
place to do it. Having to ask everyone around you
for the nearest public toilet is embarrassing to most
people. If it is a place you are not familiar with,
you have a lot of work to do as this would
destabilize you the more.
3. When a putrid smell hits your nose
from the entrance
Finally, you were shown a public toilet and you
made your way towards it. However, you had to stop
the moment you got to the entrance and you were
hit with the strong putrid smell of urine.
At this point you are confused, you have a tough
decision to make; whether to manage the toilet
while the strong smell of urine stings your nose or
to walk away from there and find another toilet.
What were you expecting by the way, that the
public toilet would be as neat as your own toilet?
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women
4. When you cannot use the toilet
without paying N20
Your decision to leave the other toilet probably paid
off as you were able to find another public toilet
that could be managed.
The only problem with the new public toilet is that
there is a mean porter at the entrance who insists on
you paying N20 or N50. The sad part is you may
not be with your purse and if you do, the change
may not be available for you to give the porter.
5. When you finally made it to the
toilet
After being able to get through the porter, you got
to the toilet and discovered it is not as neat as you
thought. But of course, it is still better than the
first one you saw.
The toilet could have permanent stains that toilet
cleaner cannot remove at once. The buzzing flies
around too could land on your body and piss you off
the more. Since you are there already, you are
there.

NEWS :----Ramadan Feeding: Dangote fulfils promise to IDPs (photos)

Ramadan Feeding: Dangote
fulfils promise to IDPs (photos)








– Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko
Dangote is playing his role in the
society as a care giver
– Dangote, through his foundation –
The Dangote Foundation has been
involved in helping the downtrodden in
the society
– The billionaire has now shifted his
focus on Internal Displaced Persons
(IDPs)
The richest black man on earth, Alhaji Aliko Dangote
has played his part in the upliftment of the
standard of life of IDPs in Borno state.
Some of the items donated by Dangote Foundation
Through his foundation, Dangote has donated 20
out of the 106 trucks of foodstuffs which he
promised IDPs in the month of Ramadan.
A Dangote truck transporting some of the items into
the ware house where they are kept
Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima of Borno
yesterday, June 8, inspected the items even as he
called on well-meaning citizens across Nigeria to
emulate the gestures of Dangote.
Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima inspecting
some of the items donated
The items which started arriving Maiduguri some
few days ago include Dangote Group products like
rice, sugar, flour, semolina, noodles and many
others.
A boy poses with some of the items donated
The remaining 86 trucks are expected to arrive the
state soon.
While inspecting the items, Shettima thanked
Dangote for standing by the people of Borno state
at their time of need and prayed for Allah to
reward him abundantly.
Governor Shettima urged all other well-meaning
Nigerians to emulte the gesture of Alhaji Dangote
Exactly a month ago, Dangote made a donation of
N2billion to IDPs when he visited Maiduguri, the
Borno state capital where he equally made a
commitment to end malnutrition, hunger and
starvation in the camps and other parts of the
country.
Last year, the Insurgency Appeal Fund, sponsored by
the American University of Nigeria (AUN) and
Adamawa Peace Initiative, received a major boost
from Dangote Foundation.

RELATIONSHIP :--10 basic types of boyfriends you would see in Nigeria

10 basic types of boyfriends
you would see in Nigeria


Nigeria is no doubt an interesting
country with lots of characters; there
is virtually nothing we have not seen in
this country. And when it comes to
relationships, you are bound to hear
tales that would wow you.
In order to ascertain how fruitful your relationship
would be, the type of people you roll with would
either have a long or short term effect on you.
There are certain traits women should watch out for
when they want to venture into a new relationship.
The qualities possessed by the men would give
women a glint of the kind of experience they are
bound to have with them.
In this piece, we would be looking at the different
types of boyfriends you could get in Nigeria and
the things you are likely to face while in a
relationship with them. Perhaps, this would serve as
a guide and help ladies choose wisely.
Find below some of the different types of
boyfriend you would find in Nigeria:
1. The unserious boyfriend
This boyfriend is never serious, he jokes around most
of the time and enjoys teasing you. While this may
be a good thing as the relationship is bound to be
fun, it could also be quite an annoying thing to
have him take you for granted and crack jokes with
important matters that are tugging at the strings of
your heart.
If your period ever gets missing while dating this
joker boyfriend, he would tell you to go look for it
wherever you misplaced it.
2. The wealthy boyfriend
He is all over himself and cannot do without
mentioning how vast his wealth is. You may have a
great time moving with the wealthy boyfriend as
both of you would paint the town with colors.
The only restriction attached to having a wealthy
boyfriend is that he knows other girls can be bought
and you will not be at liberty to act anyhow while
dating him because there are so many options when
it comes to replacing you.
3. The social boyfriend
Having a social boyfriend means you are not the
only one dating him. He is like a community
boyfriend with uses that extend to every tom, dick
and harry.
He is quick to lend support to a damsel in distress;
he could be useful to everyone in the community
except you. When you complain about him, everyone
thinks you are being too demanding as he is perfect
for you already.
4. The fine but broke boyfriend
A boyfriend like this could be very handsome and
would easily attract ladies in the society. Men like
these love to look good and would invest more in
themselves than in you.
After all, it is their looks that they sell; they have
their hair cut twice in a week but cannot afford to
give you money to make your hair. They would stalk
you all day and give people the impression they
worship you while you do not value them.

NEWS :--Edo guber: PDP sells nomination form for N16m

Edo guber: PDP sells
nomination form for N16m


– The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Edo state is selling the party’s
nomination form for N16m each
– The expression of interest and
nomination form would be sold for
N11m, while N5m covers
administrative charges
– Aspirants have expressed their
displeasure over the cost of the form
PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo state has
said that the party’s nomination and expression of
interest form for the governorship election will be
sold for N16m each.
According to The Punch, Chris Nehikhare, the Edo
state publicity secretary of the party, who disclosed
this on Wednesday, June 8, explained that the
expression of interest and nomination form would be
sold for N11m each, while N5m would cover
administrative charges.
He noted that the party’s aspirants were expected to
purchase the forms from the PDP state secretariat
as from Wednesday.
Though the party is yet to disclose the official
date for its governorship primary, 4 aspirants have
so far indicated interest in the election.
However some of the aspirants has expressed their
displeasure over the cost of the form, which they
described as not only expensive but an alleged plot
to present a consensus candidate.
Aspirants for the governorship election include
former secretary to the state government, Pastor
Osagie Ize-Iyamu, former commissioner with the
Niger Delta Development Commission, Matthew
Iduoriyekemwen, the director general of the PDP
Governors Forum, Osaro Onaiwu and Chief Solomon
Edebiri.
Meanwhile, one of the main contenders for the Edo
state APC governorship ticket, Godwin Obaseki who
went to the party’s national secretariat on Monday,
June 6 to submit his nomination form said he was in
the race to take the people of Edo state to the
Promiseland.
He said, being part and parcel of the Adams
Oshiomhole outgoing government, he has what it
takes to continue on the legacy of the governor,
which is a continuation of his on-going
transformation of Edo state.

NEWS :----Army to continue to maintain ceasefire in Niger Delta

Army to continue to maintain
ceasefire in Niger Delta


– The army says it willl continue to
honour the two-week ceasefire against
the Niger Delta militants
– It vows however to use the rule of
military engagement if bombing
continues
– The militants has vowed to continue
to bomb pipelinesin he region
The Nigerian army has insisted that it will continue
to maintain the ceasefire declared by the federal
government in the spate of pipeline bombing in the
Niger Delta region.
The federal government ordered troops to withdraw
operation in the region in order to allow a dialogue
between the federal government and representatives
of the militants.
The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group that
has claimed responsibility for series of bombing in
the region vowed not to dialogue with the federal
government and cemented this with the blowing up
of a crude oil pipeline belonging to Chevron Nigeria
Limited.
NAN however reports that Ibrahim Attahiru who is
the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the
Nigerian Army said on Wednesday, June 8 that in
spite of the recent attack, the army will still
respect the ceasefire.
He said it was art of the decision made by Tukur
Buratai, the chief of army staff but warned that
the army will not fail to use the rule of
engagement if the militants failed to honour the
ceasefire.
“The Chief of Army Staff called a meeting
of all Principal Staff Officers and General
Officers Commanding, as well as
Directors in the Army Headquarters.
“The meeting is essentially to brief us on
the aftermath of the meeting in the
presidency and give further operational
directives on the happenings in the Niger
Delta.

GOSSIP:---Woman slashes cheating husband's genitals for affair with friend

Woman slashes cheating
husband's genitals for affair
with friend



– A wife found out that her husband
had an affair with her best friend
– She tricked the man to remove his
trousers and managed
to slash his genitals with a box cutter
– The crying man was later found in
street covering his bleeding
wound with an ice pack
– The man was rushed to hospital for
emergency surgery and is recovering
A husband is left bleeding in the street in Thailand
after his scorned life slashed his penis with a box
cutter
Paramedics in the Thai tourist spot of Pattaya found
a man screaming in agony in the middle of the
street after his wife took a revenge on him.
According to local media reports, the man, known
only as Somchai, had been having sex with his
wife’s best friend for some time and paid the price.

SAD:--Federal High Court judge Steven Evoh Chukwu passes away

Federal High Court judge
Steven Evoh Chukwu passes
away

– One of the major judges in cases
against Nyako, Saraki, Ekweremadu and
other political figures has died
– His death as well as reasons behind
it are yet to be confirmed by the court’s
management
Justice Steven Evoh Chukwu
The Nation reports about the death of Justice
Steven Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court in
Abuja. According to a media outlet resources in the
court, the judge have passed away at hospital in
Garki, Abuja, on early Wednesday.
He had been reportedly fighting with an unknown
disease for about a month before loosing his battle.
The court’s management is yet to issue a formal
statement confirming or refuting the judge’s death.


NEWS :---House of Reps consider reduced age of candidacy in Nigeria

House of Reps consider
reduced age of candidacy in
Nigeria


– The House of Representatives is
considering to reduce the age of
candidacy to contest for the positions
of president, governor and senate
– “The bill is a demonstration of the
growing desire and demand of youths
to participate in the democratic
process”
The bill proposing to lower the eligible age for
presidential candidates and those interested to run
for public offices in Nigeria passed second reading
in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
If passed into a law it will lower age of candidacy
requirements for the office of the president from
40 to 30 years, and will also allow the 30-year-
olds to run for the office of a governor and for
election to the Senate.
Besides, it will reduce the age qualifications to
contest for the House of Representatives and State
Houses of Assembly to 25 years. The sponsor of the
bill is Tony Chinedu Nwulu who represents Oshodi-
Isolo 11 Federal Constituency of Lagos state, on
platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker believes that the intiative will
attract more youths in politics and governance, he
stressed that electing young candidates into public
offices is an important aspect of democratic
practices.
Explaining his position he gave an example of other
countries where age of candidacy requirements were
reduced. He said: “Countries like the United
Kingdom parliament decided in 2006 to
lower their age of candidacy from 21 to
18, which had existed since the
Parliamentary Elections Act 1695. An age
candidacy of 25 would encourage greater
youth participation in politics.”
Mr Nwulu is convinced that the bill is a
demonstration of the growing desire and demand of
youths to participate in the country governance. He
added: “This desire itself could be viewed
as a sufficient warrant for young people
to participate, demonstrate a willingness
to engage and fulfill the burdens of
office.”


BREAKING NEWS :-Nigerian army completely surrounded Boko Haram in SAMBISA FOREST

Nigerian army completely
surrounded Boko Haram in
Sambisa


– The Nigerian military said that the
Boko Haram sect is trapped in the
Sambisa forest
– According to the commander of the
operation, the insurgents are
completely surrounded and can’t
organize any attack
– The troops are waiting for the sect to
surrender
The Nigerian army has said that the deadly Boko
Haram sect is currently locked in Sambisa forest,
the notorious enclave of the insurgents.
The terrorists reportedly cannot come out to launch
attack on the rest of the nation.
The commander of the counter-insurgency operation
in the north-east (Operation Lafiya Dole), Maj. Gen.
Lucky Irabor said this while addressing the
conference on the successes in the war against the
Boko Haram fighters.
He said the forest is completely surrounded by the
Nigerian soldiers and there is no escape for any
insurgents still holed up there.
The commander added that it has become
impossible for the Boko Haram members still holed
up in the Sambisa forest to get out or for them to
have access to civilization to get any supply.
Irabor said the soldiers are only waiting for the
insurgents to surrender as life has become
unbearable for them.
He said if the terrorists do not come out soon
enough, the army would move further into the
forest to level it.
Meanwhile, he gave assurance that there is no
escape for any insurgent still trapped within the
forest as the soldiers have taken positions at all
access routes leading into and out of the forest.
Since President Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated
on May 29, 2015, the Nigerian army achieved
huge success in the Boko Haram war.


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

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FACTS:--DID YOU KNOW THE COST OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE PENCIL?

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It cost $10.000 

SPORTS :---RUMOURS: MATIC WANTS CHELSEA EXIT AS MOURINHO LOOKS FOR MANCHESTER UNITED REUNION

RUMOURS: MATIC WANTS
CHELSEA EXIT AS MOURINHO
LOOKS FOR MANCHESTER UNITED
REUNION


By Chris Davie
The Serbia international has told Antonio Conte that
he wants to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and
is keen on a move to Old Trafford
Nemanja Matic has told incoming Chelsea boss
Antonio Conte that he want to join Manchester
United, according to The Sun .
The report claims that Conte has already held talks
with several unsettled Chelsea stars, including Matic,
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, and the Serbian
midfielder has said that he is ready to quit
Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho is also keen on bringing Matic to Old
Trafford, despite the midfielder’s alarming dip in
form last season.
Mourinho has been given £200 million to spend and
is also targeting a £60m move for Willian, although
Chelsea are not looking to entertain offers.

SPORTS :-_---RUMOURS: VILLARREAL CENTRE- BACK BAILLY PASSES MEDICAL WITH MANCHESTER UNITED

RUMOURS: VILLARREAL CENTRE-
BACK BAILLY PASSES MEDICAL
WITH MANCHESTER UNITED


By Stephen Crawford
The Red Devils are said to have beaten a raft of
Europe's elite to the defender's signature, which
should cost somewhere in the region of £30 million
Villarreal centre-back Eric Bailly has passed a
medical with Manchester United, according to Sky
Sports.
The transfer fee is said to be in the region of £30
million, with the Red Devils reportedly having
beaten off competition from Man City, Barcelona and
Paris Saint-Germain to land the Ivory Coast
international.
Though Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been touted as Jose
Mourinho's first signing at Old Trafford, the 22-
year-old appears to have beaten the Swede to the
punch, and represents a sound investment for the
Red Devils' future.

SPORTS :-----MAN CITY OPEN AUBAMEYANG TALKS AS UNITED & MADRID FALL BEHIND IN RACE FOR €75M STRIKER

MAN CITY OPEN AUBAMEYANG
TALKS AS UNITED & MADRID
FALL BEHIND IN RACE FOR €75M
STRIKER


By Sam Lee
Having already signed Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia
Dortmund, the Citizens have now begun discussions
with the Bundesliga outfit regarding a move for the
Gabon international
Manchester City are in talks to sign Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, Goal
understands.
City have stolen a march on rivals Manchester
United, as well as Real Madrid, in the race for the
sought-after striker during talks in recent days.
Dortmund, emboldened by the level of interest from
Europe's biggest clubs, are holding out for a fee of
€75 million, which at around £58.5 milllion would
come close to matching the £54m plus £5m in add-
ons that City paid Wolfsburg for Kevin De Bruyne last
summer.
The Etihad Stadium hierarchy have committed to a
significant overhaul of the playing squad ahead of
Pep Guardiola's official arrival at the start of July,
and have identified Aubameyang, who scored 39
goals in all competitions last season, as a key target
and are willing to get a deal over the line.
Although City had coveted Dortmund's Ilkay
Gundogan for some time, and a deal was virtually in
place long before it was confirmed last week, they
have only recently made their move for Aubameyang.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool had also enquired
about Aubameyang's availability in the first half of
2016, while United were willing to match any offer
for the Gabon international, who recently pulled out
of international duty to resolve his future.
Aubameyang himself has talked up a move to Spain,
and specifically Real Madrid, but he is also open to
playing in the Premier League.
It is thought the striker's head has been turned by
the prospect of working with Guardiola and becoming
part of a new project at the Etihad Stadium.
City's transfer plans are evolving rapidly. Gundogan
became the first signing of the Guardiola era at the
beginning of June, and there is still interest in
long-term centre-back targets John Stones and
Aymeric Laporte, who could cost more than £70m
combined.
Interest in Paul Pogba and Toni Kroos has been
dropped over the past several weeks, while a move
for Jack Wilshere is also thought to be unlikely.
But with City also still in the hunt for speedy
Schalke winger Leroy Sane, among a number of other
targets, the club are ready to lay down a marker in
the summer transfer window.
That would provide a huge confidence boost ahead
of the official unveiling of Guardiola, details of
which the club revealed on Tuesday.
The doors of the City Football Academy training
complex will be thrown open to supporters across the
weekend of July 2 and 3, with the new badge
design and home kit due to be formally revealed on
the Saturday.
Tickets for the second day of the event, when
Guardiola will take to the stage to directly address
supporters, sold out within a matter of hours

SPORTS ::HIRVING LOZANO MUM ABOUT MANCHESTER UNITED TRANSFER RUMORS

HIRVING LOZANO MUM ABOUT
MANCHESTER UNITED TRANSFER
RUMORS


By Jon Arnold
The 20-year-old Liga MX champion says his future
is still up in the air but won't be decided until after
the Copa America Centenario.
LOS ANGELES — Hirving Lozano says there’s nothing
decided about his future, despite reports the Mexico
winger is bound for the Premier League.
An official from Pachuca, the club the 20-year-old
helped to the Liga MX Clausura title in May before
joining up with the national team for the Copa
America Centenario, confirmed that Manchester United
has made an approach for the winger's services . But
as information swirls, the player said his
attention hasn’t been drawn away from the national
team.
“I think I’m taking it calmly. Nobody’s said anything
to me. I don’t know anything about that,” Lozano
said at a news conference Tuesday. “I think first, I’m
going to focus here on the national team, finish this
tournament well and, well, obviously after that see
what happens. But right now, they haven’t mentioned
anything to me.”
COPA AMERICA: Fan fights in Glendale |
Wrong national anthem played
Pressed if his future was decided or if he could say
with any certainty that he would return to Pachuca,
Lozano said he couldn’t.
“As I said, first I want to concentrate on this
tournament, giving my best, and after the
tournament, talk to my club and see what
possibilities there are,” he said.
Lozano came into Mexico’s first match of the Copa
America Centenario in the second half. While he
didn’t make the final pass for either goal, he set up
the plays for Rafa Marquez’s equalizer and Hector
Herrera’s insurance goal in the 3-1 victory over
Uruguay.

SPORTS :--ARSENAL & PSG TARGET MAHREZ READY TO QUIT LEICESTER

ARSENAL & PSG TARGET MAHREZ
READY TO QUIT LEICESTER


By Chris Wheatley
The Premier League winner looks set to join team-
mate Jamie Vardy out of the exit door at the King
Power Stadium after being tempted by talk of offers
from Europe's elite
EXCLUSIVE
Riyad Mahrez is ready to quit Leicester City but the
Premier League champions are still hoping to tie him
to a new and improved contract, Goal has learned.
The PFA Player of the Year is wanted by Europe's
elite after scoring 17 goals and recording 11 assists
to help guide the Foxes to their first ever top-
flight title win in 2015-16.
Mahrez signed a contract extension with Leicester in
August 2015 and is currently earning £35,000-a-
week - much less than Arsenal-bound team-mate
Jamie Vardy who increased his pay packet to
£80,000-a-week after agreeing an improved deal in
February.
Algeria international Mahrez has attracted interest
from the likes of Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain
following his match-winning performances for Claudio
Ranieri's side.
Uncertainty currently clouds the 25-year-old's future
but the player himself is keen on leaving the King
Power Stadium in the summer transfer window.

SPORTS:--MONTOYA READY TO LEAVE BARCELONA DESPITE ALVES EXIT

MONTOYA READY TO LEAVE
BARCELONA DESPITE ALVES EXIT


By Ignasi Oliva
The Real Betis loanee, along with Cristian Tello and
Alex Song, will restart his career with a new club,
while Denis Suarez's return from Villarreal is not yet
a done deal
EXCLUSIVE
Martin Montoya is not considering a return to
Barcelona for the coming season despite the exit of
Dani Alves opening up the right-back position.
The academy graduate spent the entire 2015-16
campaign away from Camp Nou, with a loan move to
Inter followed by another temporary switch at Betis.
And while Alves' soon-to-be-completed move to
Juventus could aid Montoya's chances of playing
first-team football, Goal understands that he is
looking for another club.
The 25-year-old's contract at Barcelona still has
two years to run but in the five seasons since he
broke into the senior squad he has made just 67
appearances. "He is only interested in playing," a
source close to Montoya confided.
Barca received several offers for Montoya last
summer before agreeing a deal with Inter and similar
interest is expected in the coming transfer window.
Betis are keen to add him to their squad on a
permanent basis but his high salary demands could
price them out. "We are not prepared to match
Montoya's wages at Barcelona, which means an
agreement is far off right now," sporting director
Miguel Torrecillo recently revealed.
Montoya is not the only loan star likely to leave
Barcelona permanently. Cristian Tello is out of
contract on June 30 and could join Fiorentina after
impressing on loan, while Alex Song is surplus to
requirements.
Alen Halilovic is set to sign for Valencia pending the
agreement of personal terms but Barca will have the
option to re-sign the Croatian starlet for a set fee
in the future.
The expected return of Denis Suarez, who joined
Villarreal from Barca with a similar buy-back clause,
now appears less certain as salary negotiations
continue to stall.
Barca have informed the Yellow Submarine they
intend to exercise the €3 million option in Suarez's
contract but RAC1 report that the offer is only
valid between July 1 and 15.
If Suarez receives a better offer before that date
he is within his rights to accept it and he will
consider his options before committing his future to
Camp Nou.

SHOCKING :---Woman disrupts WhatsApp group with her naked picture

Woman disrupts WhatsApp
group with her naked picture

A woman simply identified as
Christinah has got everyone talking
after she posted her unclad photos in a
Whatsapp prayer group.
Members of the Whatsapp prayer group were shocked
to see a naked picture of one of their members in
the group meant for prayers. The remorseful
Christinah was said to have come out to apologize,
claiming that she wasn’t trying to send her nudes to
anyone and mistakenly sent it to the group as
claimed. She said she gave someone her phone who
later posted her photos by mistake.
No one knows if that was what really happened but
the screenshots by a member of the group have
gone viral. See the picture below:


Nawa oo!

We'll overcome economic, security challenges - Pastor William Kumuyi

We'll overcome economic,
security challenges - Pastor
Kumuyi


– Deeper Life Bible Church head
Pastor, William Kumuyi, has said
Nigerians should not panic because of
the current socio-economic and
security challenges
– Pastor Kumuyi said that the country
deserved better than the realities on
the ground
Pastor Kumuyi
The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible
Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, has said Nigerians
should not panic because of the current socio-
economic and security challenges.
The popular cleric said the nation would soon
overcome them and become better.
The cleric urged the Federal Government to
dialogue with Niger Delta stakeholders to end
renewed militancy in the region.
He said all hands must be on the deck to work for
Nigeria’s progress and fight against its division.
The preacher noted that the need for the nation’s
restructuring should not lead to its division.
Patror Kumuyi said : “We should not worry
ourselves too much on the issue. We
should rather think of how we can move
the country forward because too much
talk about restructuring does not mean
Nigeria will break up.
“The solution is that we should begin to
dialogue. Stakeholders should reason
together and see the way forward, instead
of accusing one another. What we are
interested in is how to solve the problem.
What are the expectations of both sides
so that we can move forward?”
He said comments by Nigerians on the economic
situation were normal, adding that they were
indications that the country deserved better than
the realities on the ground.
“The reason people are commenting is
because Nigeria deserves to be better.
The economy has been low, but we are
getting out of it. With prayers, I know we
will get better,” Pastor Kumuyi said.

Meanwhile, the federal government has ordered
immediate withdrawal of military from the Niger
Delta communities. This was arrived at a meeting
summoned on the instruction of President
Muhammadu Buhari, the federal government and
Niger Delta states .

NEWS:----great Panic: Doctors commence nationwide strike as from on Thursday

Panic: Doctors commence
nationwide strike Thursday


– It was only a few weeks ago that the
Labour bodies under the Nigeria Labour
Congress (NLC) and Trade Union
Congress (TUC) reached a compromise
with the federal government regarding
the removal of fuel subsidy
– The National Association of Resident
Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) is also
warming up for a nationwide strike
– The body of resident doctors vowed
that the strike which will begin
tomorrow, Thursday, June 9 will be
indefinite
Dr Muhammad Askira, president of the body of
resident doctors made this known to journalists on
Tuesday, June 7.
The president of NARD stated that the decision to
embark on a nationwide strike, was taken at the
ordinary general meeting of the national executive
council of the association, which was held between
May 30 and June 5, at Jos, the capital of Plateau
state, North-central Nigeria.
Association of Resident Doctors carrying placards
while holding a peaceful protest over non-payement
of their salaries for several months         Credit:
NAN
The president of the association said: “Sixteen
out of 58 federal tertiary institutions or
centres were exempted from the initial
centre based strike for the commitment of
the chief medical director of the hospitals
to implement the federal government’s
directives.
“If by midnight on Sunday, June 19, our
demands are not met, all the members of
the association, including those
exempted, would join the indefinite
nationwide strike.”
According to The Cable, Dr Askira said the
association sees it as very important to take “the
painful decision” due to the failure of the
federal government to grant their request.
He added: “Due to the failure of the
government to address the demands of
NARD, it has declared a total and
indefinite strike.
“NARD has to take this painful decision in
order to highlight the plight of our
hardworking members who have had to
endure a long period of deprivation and
disenfranchisement.”

It was a shameful thing to know, regarding refusal
to pay workers’ salary by the government, as a
teacher who works at Ekiti Baptist High School,
stole a pot of amala from her neighbour’s kitchen
due to unpaid salary.

MUST READ :----Top 5 reasons Stephen Keshi will never be forgotten

Top 5 reasons Stephen Keshi
will never be forgotten


The sudden demise of former Super
Eagles captain and coach Stephen
Keshi has thrown the football world
into a state of shock.
The 54-year-old passed away in the wee hours of
today June 8, 2016, according to his relatives and
close associates.
“He was not ill at all, never showed any
signs of illness, but we suspect he never
got over the death of his wife,” one of his
close friends said.
Although Nigerians have continued to react to the
loss, below are five things the ‘Big Boss’ will be
remembered for.
1. Leading Nigeria to win AFCON 2013
Stephen Keshi led the Super Eagles to win the
2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa .
Nigerian appeared at the 29th edition of the
tournament as minnows.
The team began the competition on a rather poor
note with 1 – 1 draws against Burkina Faso and
Zambia respectively, in their opening two games at
the tournament. Nigeria defeated Ethiopia 2 – 0 in
their final group game to proceed to the quarter
final stage against the star-studded Elephants of
Cote d’Ivoire.
Keshi poses with the AFCON 2013 trophy alongside
Super Eagles players and ex-internationals
An Emmanuel Emenike freekick with a Sunday Mba
strike gave the Keshi-led team a 2 – 1 win over
the Ivorians.
Nigeria defeated Mali in the semis and overcame
Burkina Faso in the final to win the tournament for
a third time.
This feat confirmed Keshi as the second person to
win the AFCON tournament as a player and coach,
having also won it in 1994 as a player. The only
person to achieve similar feat was Egyptian
Mahmoud el-Gohary, who is also of blessed
memory.
2. Stephen Keshi assisted many
African players to move to Europe
Keshi played alongside Austin Eguavoen in California
as the backbone of the defence for the short-lived
Sacramento Scorpions. Chidi Nwanu, Odertey
Lamptey, Okechukwu Ajah, Philip Osondu all played
in Belgium with the influence of the ‘Big Boss’.
The moment Sunday Mba scored the goal that
handed Nigeria the AFCON 2013 trophy
Keshi also discovered many great players
including Justice Christopher, Dele Ayenugba and
Sunday Mba.
3. The issues that led to his sack as
the Super Eagles coach
It would be recalled that in 2002 Keshi was
assistant to Shuaibu Amodu when Nigeria qualified
for the World Cup, but the pair were sacked and
replaced by Adegboye Onigbinde before the
showpiece in South Korea and Japan.
The ex-international was re-appointed in 2011 and
won the AFCON in 2013. He led the team reach the
second round of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

BREAKING NEWS :--Former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi is dead

Former Super Eagles coach
Stephen Keshi is dead


– Stephen Keshi, a former coach of the
Nigerian national football team, the
Super Eagles, is dead
– The sudden demise of the football
legend was confirmed by his relatives
and the Nigeria Football Federation
– According to family sources, Keshi
complained of being unwell just before
midnight on Tuesday, June 7, and he
was found to be gasping for breath
– He was rushed to Faith Hospital in
the Benin Government Reservation
Area, where he died at about 3am
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, a former coach of the
Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles,
is dead.
The Cable reports that the football legend died in
the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, in Benin
City, Edo state.
The sudden demise of the former international was
confirmed by his relatives and close associates.
“He was not ill at all, never showed any
signs of illness, but we suspect he never
got over the death of his wife,” one of his
close friends said.
The Nigeria Football Federation also confirmed the
tragic news on its official Twitter handle.
Nigeria legend, Stephen Keshi, dies at 54
4:53 AM - 8 Jun 2016
638 66
The NFF
@thenff
Former Nigeria Captain and Coach, Stephen
Keshi, is dead. Reports say the legend died
in the early hours of Wednesday, RIP Big
Boss.
4:59 AM - 8 Jun 2016
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The NFF
@thenff
According to family sources, Keshi complained of
being unwell just before midnight on Tuesday, June
7, and he was found to be gasping for breath.
He was rushed to Faith Hospital in the Benin
Government Reservation Area, where he died at
about 3am.
Premium Times reports that the remains of the ex-
coach were moved to a privately-owned mortuary
Faith Mediplex located on the Benin Airport road in
the Edo state capital.
Last year, Keshi lost his wife of 33 years, Nkem
Kate, after a prolonged battle with cancer.
He is survived by four children and his mother.


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

SPORTS:---OFFICIAL: BORUSSIA DORTMUND SIGN TURKEY STARLET EMRE MOR

OFFICIAL: BORUSSIA DORTMUND
SIGN TURKEY STARLET EMRE MOR


By Chris Davie
The Bundesliga club have made their fifth signing
ahead of the new season, completing a move for
Turkey's highly rated 18-year-old winger from FC
Nordsjaelland
Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Turkey
winger Emre Mor.
The 18-year-old moves from Danish first division side
FC Nordsjaelland and has signed a five-year contract.
Mor was born in Denmark and represented the
international side up to Under-19 level where he
switched to Turkey. The midfielder made his senior
debut last month and has earned a place in Turkey’s
squad for Euro 2016.
I am very honoured and happy to be a part of the
Dortmund Family and to play in one of the biggest
clubs in the World! I am looking forward to meet
all my team mates, and all the fans! Big thanks
to FCNordsjælland and all the people around me!
#EM9 #Dortmund #BVB #bigmoment
#alhamdulillah
A photo posted by Emre Mor (@e.mor29) onJun 7,...
"Emre Mor is a highly gifted and on the offensive
versatile young players with huge potential for
development," said Dortmund’s sporting director Michael
Zorc.
Ahead of the new season, Dortmund have already
completed the signings of Sebastian Rode, Ousmane
Dembele, Marc Bartra and Mikel Merino.

NEWS:---MASSOB, BIM appeal to UN to divide Nigeria

MASSOB, BIM appeal to UN to
divide Nigeria


– MASSOB, BIM called on UN to divide
Nigeria
– According to pro-Biafra groups this
is the only solution to the current
nation’s problems
Two pro-Biafra groups have appealed to the United
Nations and other world leaders to divide Nigeria
into six geo-political zones to solve the current
crisis.
Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of
Biafra (MASSOB) stated that giving the six geo-
political zones in Nigeria self rule would be the
only answer to the many problems in the nation
MASSOB alongside with Biafra Independence
Movement (BIM) called on the UN and other super
powers to regard the lives of people that are
killed on a daily basis in Nigeria arising from the
insurgency in the north east and Fulani herdsmen
said to be reportedly affiliated to ISIS and Boko
Haram.
Chris Mocha, the spokesman, said the proposed
nations comprise South East, (Biafra), South South
(Niger Delta), North East, North West, South West,
(Oduduwa) and North- Central.
He underlined that no amount of preaching on
nationalism can change Nigeria as it is today.
Mocha added that when the proposed zones are
given independence, assets of the citizens of the
different countries will be protected by international
laws, just as mutual agreements will guide the
future relationship of the new republics.
Meanwhile, the group insisted that several of their
supporters were killed last week during the Biafra
anniversary at Nkpor and Onitsha.
It said: “While all the members of BIM/
MASSOB in Anambra central senatorial
district including Nkpor town in Idemili
North Local Government Area celebrated
at Ifite Dunu, our counterparts in Anambra
North including Onitsha converged at the
zonal secretariat, project site at Nteje in
Oyi council area of Anambra state.”


NEWS:---Man chops off friend’s penis with axe in drunken row

Man chops off friend’s penis
with axe in drunken row


– A man was arrested after using an
axe to sever his friend’s penis
– It turned out that it was the man
whith smalled genitals who launched
the attack
Men are known for their love to brag about the size
of their genitals but some of them just can’t cope
with defeat.
A man from the village of Nikolsk in the Urals
region of Bashkortostan, Russia, is one of them.
The two friends, aged 52 and 47, were heavily
drinking for several days when they decided to
compare their penises and in a blink of an eye a
casual penis measuring contest turned into a violent
row.
A police spokesman commented on the odd incident:
“Over two days the men were binge
drinking, which led to a violent argument.
When words were exhausted, the attacker
pulled out an axe and first struck the
opponent on the head, then cut off his
manhood.”
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Heart-rending cries alerted the whole village and
neighbours called the emergency services which take
the victim to hospital.
The unidentified men have reportedly known each
other since childhood.
The older man has been charged with inflicting a
“grave injury” on his friend. He now faces up to
eight years in jail if convicted.

NEWS:--+++How Senator Saraki fared at his CCT hearing

How Senator Saraki fared at
his CCT hearing


Senator Bukola Saraki on Tuesday,
June 7, returned to the Code of
Conduct Tribunal, where he has been
answering to allegation leveled against
him regarding false asset declaration.
Senate President Bukola Saraki at CCT hearing.
The Senate president’s trial at the Code of Conduct
Tribunal resumes after weeks of rescheduling at the
instance of prosecution team.
Sources reveal that the tribunal hopes this week to
conclude the cross-examination of prosecution
witness, Michael Wetkas.
The cross-examination began in April, a span that
prosecution team has continued to express its
dissatisfaction about.
Both teams are currently sparring over the
significance of questions being asked by the
defence.
Paul Usoro, counsel to Mr. Saraki, has been grilling
Mr. Wetkas, an EFCC official, for weeks, over
evidences he tendered against the top lawmaker
before the court.
Below are updates of how Nigeria’s no 3 man fared
at thge CCT today.
At about 13.14pm:
Kanu Agabi the lead counsel to Saraki requested an
adjournment to allow him see his doctor. The
tribunal weighed an adjournment for another week,
maybe next Wednesday.
Mr Jacobs strongly objects this, saying the court
should finish with Mr Wetkas this week as planned.
“Take it easy and understand that you
can’t overrule the court, Rotimi” said
William Atedze, co-chair of the tribunal. “If any
of us drops dead now, this trial would
continue it.”
The defence, prosecution and the tribunal chairmen
weighed the option of adjourning.
Mr. Agabi said Mr Jacob used to be his boy back in
the day and that they’ve eaten from the same pot
before.
12.59:
Cross-examination of Mr. Wetkas continues over the
discrepancies in the Maitama property Saraki was
alleged to have purchased in 1993 but which he
allegedly failed to declare in 2003 when he
became governor in Kwara.
12.42:
A chairman of the tribunal, Mr. Umar, is angry over
“rude” comments by senators and other supporters of
Saraki. The individuals, seated in the court gallery,
had repeatedly asked Rotimi Jacobs, prosecution
counsel, to “sit down”.
This infuriated Mr. Umar, who said the senate
president’s supporters’ conduct was becoming
unbearable in his court, warning that they should
“keep quiet”.
“If I hear anybody ask the counsel to sit
down, I will deal with the person and
nobody can question me about it. In fact,
I will hold the person in contempt and
sentence the person to hard labour and
nobody will question me,” Mr Umar warned.
Senator Saraki at one of his appearance at the CCT.


SPORTS:---Mascherano will not force Barca exit

Mascherano will not force Barca exit


Barcelona have told Javier Mascherano they do not want
him to leave amid reports in Spain and Italy that
Juventus are attempting to lure him to Turin.
The defensive midfielder, who is 32 on Wednesday, is
under contract until June 2018 and has a €100 million
release clause.
Mascherino said to Ole newspaper: "Barca have let me
know that they have no intention of me leaving. They
are very happy with me.
"When the club, and even more so this club, tells you
this, it is very difficult to leave. I am not going to
force anything. Nobody involved deserves that.
"There is always the possibility of leaving, but also of
staying. I have a contract with Barcelona. They have
treated me very well, I have no complaints," said the
Argentine who is with his national squad in the United
States for the Copa America.
Mascherano started 44 games for Barca last season,
helping them win the league and cup double, and has
been a regular since signing from Liverpool in 2010.
Barcelona sporting director Roberto Fernandez last week
described Mascherano as a "vital player" who he was sure
would stay at the club who have announced the
departures of defenders Dani Alves and Marc Bartra.
"I will do nothing to muddy my relationship with
Barcelona," Mascherano said.
"They have always been very good and the day I leave
the club, I do not want to go with a bad taste in the
mouth."

SPORTS:--NAINGGOLAN REITERATES DESIRE TO STAY AT ROMA AMID CHELSEA INTEREST

NAINGGOLAN REITERATES DESIRE
TO STAY AT ROMA AMID
CHELSEA INTEREST

By Matthew Judge
The Belgium international has confirmed Chelsea
have made an offer for him but he insists he is
more than happy to remain with Luciano Spalletti's
side this summer
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has once again
reiterated his desire to snub Chelsea in favour of
staying put at the Stadio Olimpico this summer.
The Belgium international confirmed earlier this
week that Chelsea have made an offer for his
services and that talks have taken place between the
two clubs.
Goal understands that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
has earmarked Nainggolan as one of his key
transfers targets ahead of taking over the reins
after leading Italy at Euro 2016.
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Barca
However, Nainggolan - who has repeatedly expressed
he is content at Roma - insists it is his intention to
remain with the Serie A club heading into the new
season.
"Where do I see myself in the next season? I have
always declared openly my will: I'm fine at Roma, I
like the city of Roma, that's where I see myself,”
he told La Gazzetta dello Sport .
“On the other hand an offer from Chelsea is
important, you cannot just avoid taking it into
consideration. I have already stated my preferences,
now we must see if the club (Roma) will do its
part.”

SPORTS:----MARQUINHOS: MY SITUATION AT PSG IS UNDER DISCUSSION

MARQUINHOS: MY SITUATION AT
PSG IS UNDER DISCUSSION


By Jamie Kemp
The Brazil international's current deal does not expire
until 2019, but the centre-back has been heavily
linked with a move away from Parc des Princes in
recent months
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has
revealed talks about his future at the Ligue 1
champions are ongoing, despite the centre-back
having three years remaining on his current contract.
The Brazilian is tied to the club until 2019, but
speculation that he could leave the French capital
has restarted following the end of PSG's domestic
campaign.
PSG swept the board domestically in 2015-16 for
the second successive season, with Marquinhos making
29 appearances as they won Ligue 1 by 31 points.
"There is always speculation and I have a contract
with PSG until 2019, but my situation is in
discussion," Marquinhos told a media conference.
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Chelsea as a boss!
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The 22-year-old has been with the French side
since 2013, but has been linked with moves to both
Manchester United and Barcelona in recent months.
"For me, the important thing is to have the
confidence of the club and the manager," he added.
"Then, we have to assess the project."
Marquinhos is currently on international duty at the
Copa America, and started in Brazil's 0-0 draw
against Ecuador in their tournament opener.

SPORTS:--KLOPP SPARKS HIGUAIN RUMOURS AFTER WATCHING ARGENTINA BEAT CHILE

KLOPP SPARKS HIGUAIN
RUMOURS AFTER WATCHING
ARGENTINA BEAT CHILE


By Chris Davie
It was claimed that the Liverpool manager was
sitting next to the Napoli striker's brother and agent,
before a close-up shot revealed the man had a
strong likeliness Klopp's son
EXTRA TIME
Jurgen Klopp has sent rumour mill into overdrive
after he was spotted watching Argentina's Copa
America opener against Chile.
It was initially claimed that the Liverpool boss was
sitting next to Gonzalo Higuain's brother and agent,
Nicolas, while beIN Sports USA reported that a deal
for the Napoli striker was close to being completed.
Klopp was at the Argentina vs Chile
#CopaAmerica game in the company of
Nicolas Higuain, Gonzalo Higuain's brother.
6:35 AM - 7 Jun 2016
460 328
Dave O’Connell
@DaveOCKOP
But a new image has thrown a spanner in the works.
With the benefit of a close-up shot, it's now
claimed that the mystery man is in fact Klopp's son,
Marc.
Goal understands that Klopp is on holiday in
California, which could mean that his son was the
man pictured alongside him at the Levi's Stadium.
@JoeRimmer88 hi it's klopps son Marc Klopp
not higuains brother
9:01 AM - 7 Jun 2016
stephen lyons
@Stephen_lyons
Higuain has enjoyed a stellar campaign at Napoli in
which he broke a 66-year-old record by becoming the
highest ever goalscorer in a single Serie A season.
The former Real Madrid man started in Argentina’s
Copa America opener against Chile but did not get on
the scoresheet in a 2-1 victory for Gerardo Martino’s
side.

OPINION:-----Why presidency is lying about Buhari’s ill health

Why presidency is lying about
Buhari’s ill health

Editor’s note: President Muhammadu
Buhari has embarked on ten-day medical
leave on June 6, Monday to treat ear
infection.
O’Femi Kolawole in this piece for
TheCable explains why the presidency lies
about Buhari’s ill health.
President Buhari on his way to London
Blatant lies of the president’s team
With the news to the nation by presidential
spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, that President
Muhammadu Buhari will begin a 10-day vacation to
the United Kingdom on Monday and during the
period, seek medical attention for a “persistent ear
infection”, the lid has clearly now been blown on
the contempt and disrespect some members of the
president’s team have for Nigerians in the blatant
lies they tell.
This is because just 24 hours earlier, it was the
same Adesina who told the media that the president
is “as fit as a fiddle ” as well as “hale and
hearty.”
“Didn’t you see pictures of him receiving Anglican
bishops yesterday? Did he look sick? The president
is as fit as a fiddle. Anyone who says he is sick is
telling lies. That is a figment of the person’s
imagination. Just yesterday he received the Primate
of the Anglican Communion and Archbishops at the
Presidential villa. He also received former President
Olusegun Obasanjo. He is hale and hearty. The
imagination of whoever says that is on overdrive,”
Adesina had told TheCable last Saturday.
Even The Nation, a newspaper sympathetic to the
APC, the President’s political party, also published a
news story on Sunday, “Presidency: Buhari is not sick”
in which the President’s spokesman further dismissed
and described as false media reports that the
President was ill and treating an infection in his
left ear known as Meniere Disease. Adesina told the
newspaper that Buhari was fine and discharging his
duties as President of Nigeria.
But it’s obvious the man lied!
Now, what is wrong with being sick?
Anyone can fall sick anytime just as President Buhari
himself rightly said. So, why on earth would
Adesina lie about the president’s health? In whose
interest is it? Why make such statement when the
winds of time would expose such hypocrisy? Why
the deceit? Just why?
Mr. Adesina said anyone who says the president is
sick is telling lies. With President Buhari off to the
UK, it’s now apparent who the liar is! Verily, verily
I saith unto you, Nigerians, lying is corruption!
For a leading editor and columnist whose writings
many Nigerians loved to read while he was at The
Sun, it is surprising and shocking to see what being
at the corridors of power is turning an otherwise
distinguished journalist to. If he doesn’t already
know, Mr. Adesina must realise his fans are seriously
hurting.


HEART BREAKING:---Ekiti teacher steals pot of amala over unpaid salary

Ekiti teacher steals pot of
amala over unpaid salary


– A teacher who works at Ekiti Baptist
High School, steals a pot of amala from
her neighbour’s kitchen due to unpaid
salary
– The teacher takes the pot of amala
to her own room and serves her two
children the amala with palm oil
– The owner of the food touched by
the action of the teacher, went back to
her apartment and brought soup for the
teacher and her children to eat to
satisfaction
There was drama in Igede Ekiti, the headquarters of
Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area in Ekiti
state on Sunday, June 5, after a teacher (name
withheld), stole a pot of yam flour meal,
popularly known as amala, from a neighbour’s flat.
According to a source that lives within the Odogede
area where the incident occurred, the teacher who
works at Ekiti Baptist High School, stole the pot of
amala from her neighbour’s kitchen, took it to her
own room and served her two children the amala
with palm oil, The Nation reports.
It was gathered that the incident happened in a
building made up of three flats.


FACTS:----DID YOU KNOW???

The word "CHECKMATE "" was derived from the Persian phrase "SHAH MET"' which means "THE KING IS DEAD"'

NEWS::---Former Governor of Delta State Ibori cries out from prison

Ibori cries out from prison

– Ibori, though in prison in Britain, is
accusing the British authorities of
misconduct relating to the case against
him
– Ibori is in a British jail for alleged
corruption while in office as governor
of Delta state in Nigeria between 1999
and 2007
– Ibori’s lawyers are now questioning
the process that led to his conviction,
according to Judge David Tomlinson at
Southwark Crown Court
Lawyers to former governor of Delta state, James
Ibori, have accused Britain’s prosecuting authorities
of serious misconduct, The Will is reporting.
Embattled former governor James Ibori in a British
prison
The lawyers made the allegation at a London court
on Monday 6, 2016.
Breaking down the alleged misconduct, the lawyers
said the prosecution team failed to properly
disclose information to the defence in relation to
alleged corruption by a British police officer
involved in the investigation.
It also accused the prosecution of making misleading
statements in court.
Ibori is in a British jail for alleged corruption while
in office as governor of Delta state in Nigeria
between 1999 and 2007.
He is reportedly serving a 13-year sentence after
pleading guilty in 2012 to 10 counts of fraud and
money-laundering, according to The Will which
quoted Reuters.
his heyday, Ibori was a power broker at the heart of
the People’s Democratic Party, which was then ruling
Africa’s most populous country and top oil producer.
The conviction in Britain of the former governor, a
prominent power broker in the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) was seen, according to Reuters, as a
high point in efforts to fight corruption in Nigeria,
an endemic problem there.
Ibori’s lawyers are now questioning the process that
led to his conviction, according to Judge David
Tomlinson at Southwark Crown Court.

BREAKING NEWS:----FG sets up committee to negotiate with Niger Delta Avengers

FG sets up committee to
negotiate with Niger Delta
Avengers


– Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of
state for Petroleum Resources says the
FG has set up a committee to negotiate
with the militant group
– He says the committee to engage the
militants will be coordinated by the
office of the National Security Adviser
– He says other members of the team
included himself, the minister of Niger
Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru as well as
selected leaders, kings and influential
individuals from the Niger Delta
– He says Nigeria has lost about
600,000 barrels from various attacks of
militants in the Niger Delta area
Following the continued bombing of oil installations
by the Niger Delta Avengers, the federal
government on Monday night, June 6, announced
that it has set up a committee to negotiate with
the militant group.
This was disclosed in a statement by Dr. Ibe
Kachikwu, the minister of state for Petroleum
Resources and Group Managing Director of the
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
According to him, the move was aimed at halting
the deadly attacks which had made Nigeria’s oil
production plummet to 1.5 million barrels per day,
The Punch reports.
The FG have announced that it has set up a
committee to negotiate with the Niger Delta
Avengers, over continued bombing of oil
installations.
Kachikwu noted that the team to engage the
militants will be coordinated by the office of the
National Security Adviser. Other members of the
team included himself, the minister of Niger Delta
Affairs, Usani Uguru as well as selected leaders,
kings and influential individuals from the Niger
Delta.

Monday, 6 June 2016

NEWS:----NYSC has not been scrapped

The federal government has denied scrapping the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
There were reports that the scheme, which was established since 1975 by then Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), has been scrapped by President Muhammadu Buhari, alongside post-UMTE.

However, the presidency described the story as unfounded and legally illogical.

“NYSC is a creation of the law. Only another law can repeal it,” Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity said while reacting to the rumour.

Facts:------GREEN LAKE

GREEN LAKE
Green lake is a place in Austria that is a dry park during WINTER and a 10 metres deep LAKE during the SPRING/EARLY SUMMER


Facts:-----NOVELS

NOVELS
As novels became more prominent during the 1700s , Societies and Media grew increasly concerned that young people spent too much time reading books.

They even went so far as to call it
"READING RAGE, " READING FEVER, " READING LUST".

SPORTS:---ARSENAL CLOSE TO COMPLETING VARDY DEAL

ARSENAL CLOSE TO COMPLETING
VARDY DEAL

By Chris Wheatley
The Premier League champion has all but agreed his
move to Arsenal as the club pencil in a medical
before he travels to Euro 2016 with the England
squad on Monday
EXCLUSIVE
Arsenal are hoping to seal the signing of Jamie
Vardy within the next two days, Goal understands.
The 29-year-old will travel to France with the
England squad ahead of Euro 2016 on Monday and
Gunners officials are desperate to complete the deal
before the tournament gets underway after activating
his £20 million release clause.
Vardy scored 24 goals last season as Leicester City
won their first ever Premier League title, finishing
10 points above the second-placed Gunners.
After rising from non-league to top flight football,
Vardy was named Football Writers' Player of the Year
after his scintillating performances in attack for the
Foxes which included goals against Arsenal, Chelsea,

Shocking - teachers check underwear of school girls in Japan find out why

Shocking - teachers check
underwear of school girls in
Japan

Japanese culture may seem nuts to us.
These people are up for some crazy
things including their sex life. The
reason why teachers check the panties
of school girls is shocking indeed!
Men in Japan are great fans of used ladies’
underwear. They seem to like the smell of it and
the ones worn by young school girls are the most
popular. There are companies that sell the used
panties packed up in special boxes and with the
pictures of the girls who wore them. The business is
a very lucrative one in this country.
So, some of the school girls decided to avoid go-
betweens and do business directly. They sell their
used underwear right in schools! That is why
teachers carry out the panties’ check to see, which
ones of the girls are acting amorally!
The used panties cost much more than the new ones,
so such check up never stop the girls. They just
bring over an extra pair of fresh panties to replace
ones they sold! Many countries do have shocking
facts on the sex life of their people.

PRESIDENTIAL:--Buhari proceeds on 10 days vacation for medical reasons

Buhari proceeds on 10 days
vacation for medical reasons

President Muhammadu Buhari will
proceed on 10 days vacation for
medical reasons.
This was contained in a statement by Femi Adesina,
presidential spokesman.
It reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari
will take 10 days off and travel to London
on Monday June 6th to rest.
“During the holiday, he will see an E.N.T.
specialist for a persistent ear infection.
“The president was examined by his
personal physician and an E.N.T
specialist in Abuja and was treated. Both
Nigerian doctors recommended further
evaluation purely as a precaution.”

Nigerians wish President Buhari a speedy recovery:

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BREAKING NEWS:------Arewa insists Nigeria can survive without Niger Delta oil

 Arewa insists Nigeria can
survive without Niger Delta oil

– Senator Waku criticized militants in
the Niger Delta region for their violent
act
– He says the government should be
tough on them
– He says Nigeria can survive without
oil
Senator Joseph Kennedy N Waku who is a chieftain
of the Arewa Consultative Forum has challenged the
Niger Delta to drink their oil and they would hold
on to their agriculture.
In an interview with Vanguard, Waku criticised
militants in the Niger Delta region for blowing
pipelines and trying to hold the government ransom.
When asked about what he thought about trying to
dialogue with the militants, Waku said:
“What kind of dialogue? Let them bring to
table what they want. Let them do what
they are doing, they will also suffer it. Are
they also not suffering when they ruin the
economy? Are they not facing the same
problem like you and I? They are talking
of marginalization today.
If you create Biafra today, is Biafra solidly
Igbo’s? It’s not.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

NOT AGAIN:------Nigeria records decline of N793.5bn in merchandise trade

Nigeria records decline of
N793.5bn in merchandise trade

– Nigeria recorded a decline of
N793.5bn in the first quarter
merchandise trade to close at N2.72tn
from N3.51tn in the fourth quarter of
2015.
– Recall that the Nigerian stock market
crashed by N1.732 trillion as against
the N11.658 trillion market
capitalization was as at May 28, 2015
in just one year of the President
Muhammadu Buhari administration
– Nigeria experienced a decline of
N671.1bn, in the value of exports,
imports also dropped by N122.4bn
– Nigeria recorded a negative trade
balance of N184.1bn in the first
quarter
Statistician General of the Federation and Chief
Executive Officer National Bureau of Statistics
Dr.Yemi-Kale
For the first time in seven years, Nigeria recorded a
decline of N793.5bn in the first quarter
merchandise trade to close at N2.72tn from
N3.51tn in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Recall that the Nigerian stock market crashed by
N1.732 trillion as against the N11.658 trillion
market capitalization was as at May 28, 2015 in
just one year of the President Muhammadu Buhari
administration. In the first quarter of 2016, the
All-Share Index also crashed to 28,902.25 basis
points from 34,310.37 basis points as the equity
category lost over N1.053tn in the first quarter of
2016.
According to a report released by the National
Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the drop in the first
quarter trade represented a decline of about 22.6%
and attributed the decline in the first quarter trade
to a sharp drop in both import and export trade.
The report stated that while the country
experienced a decline of N671.1bn, representing
34.6 per cent, in the value of exports, imports also
dropped by N122.4bn or 7.8 per cent.
The report noted that the difference between the
country’s total exports, which was put at N1.269tn,
and total imports of N1.454tn made Nigeria to
record a negative trade balance of N184.1bn in the
first quarter.
“The total value of Nigeria’s merchandise
trade at the end of Q1 2016 stood at
N2.72tn. From the preceding quarter’s
value of N3.51tn, this was N793.5bn or
22.6 per cent. This development arose
due to a sharp decline in both imports
and exports. Exports saw a decline of
N671.1bn or 34.6 per cent, while imports
declined by N122.4bn or 7.8 per cent

“The steep decline in exports brought the
country’s trade balance down to -
N184.1bn, or N548.7bn less than in the
preceding quarter.
“The crude oil component of the total
trade decreased by N716.7bn or 46.6 per
cent against the level recorded in Q4
2015,” the report read in part.
The highest export product for Nigeria in the first
quarter was mineral products, which accounted for
N1.05tn or 83 per cent of the total export
earnings.
Nigeria mainly exported goods to Europe and Asia,
which accounted for N467.1bn or 36.8% and
N360.6bn or 28.4%, respectively while Nigeria
exported goods valued at N161.3bn to the continent
of Africa, while that of the Economic Community of
West African States was put at N50.4bn.
Financial analysts blamed the negative trade
balance recorded in the first quarter of 2016 on
the country’s inability to formulate an effective
strategy to boost exports.
They also said the inability of exporters to know
the economic direction of the government owing to
the delayed passage of the 2016 budget as well
as over dependence on revenue from oil were some
of the major reasons for the decline in merchandise
trade.
Commenting on the negative trade balance recorded
at the end of the first quarter of 2016, the Head,
Banking and Finance Department, Nasarawa State
University, Uche Uwaleke  said the fact that a
significant proportion of the exports were mineral
products underscored the need to diversify the
export base.