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Thursday, September 29, 2016

"We Live in the Bush so You can Sleep at Home" Poignant Last Words of Nigerian Soldier killed on the Frontline

According to Abubakar Auta, the Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of his cousin, a soldier who had been missing for a year. He reportedly died on the frontline at Gudunbale area of Borno State. Another family member confirmed the sad news on Facebook. May his soul rest in peace, Amen. Abdul Usman shared photos of the slain soldier and wrote:
"He was a gunner busy saving lives at gudunbale area of Borno state when he got missing,last month august 24/16 marked his 1yr since d incident occurred, may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace(kullu nafsin za'ikatul maut).
 His last words were,we live in d bush so that u guys can sleep at home,we live in d bush so that u guys can live without fears,we live in d bush so that u guys can have a better life, I asked him wat cn we do for u guys,all he has time to say then was pray for us bcus things are not easy here"

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About Thee N600m Fraud? Court Has Granted Ex-Naval Chief, Usman Jibrin, N100m Bail

Justice A. S. Umar of the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama has granted bail to a former Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, and two others who are currently standing trial for an offence bordering on criminal conspiracy brought against them by the EFCC. Others are retired rear admirals, Bala Mshelia, Sheu Ahmadu and a company, Harbour Bay International Limited.

According to the antigraft agency, the accused persons while in office, bought a house worth N600million from the account of Naval Engineering Services without the said purchase contract being captured in the budget.

Investigations by the EFCC reportedly showed that the documentation for transfer of ownership of the property was done such that a private company owned by the family of the first defendant (Vice Admiral Jubrin) became the buyer.

At the hearing of their bail application yesterday, the presiding judge granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N100 million each with two sureties each in like sum. One of sureties must not be below salary grade level 16.

The sureties must have landed properties within the jurisdiction of the court which must be verified by the registrar of the court and the EFCC. They are to be remanded in prison until they fulfill all their bail conditions. Commencement of their trial has been slated for November 14th and 15th.
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Nigerian man deported from Kenya twice over alleged drug trafficking arrested again in Nairobi

Police in Nairobi, Kenya have arrested a suspected Nigerian drug lord, Emmanuel Peter Inobemhe. According to Kenyan media, Inobemhe who was deported from Kenya in 2013 on Presidential orders, was arrested by police officers in Kayole Estate, Nairobi yesterday Wednesday Sept. 28th.

The Police boss at Kayole police command, Ali Nuno, said Inobemhe had been deported twice from Kenya over drug issues and wondered how he came back to the country.
“He says he used Namanga border on both occasions and that is what we want to know how and why. He had been deported in June 2013 before he sneaked back four months later,” said Nuno.
Inobemhe and another Nigerian, Anthony Chinedu (pictured above), were arrested in 2013 for their involvement in trafficking of hard drugs. Following a Presidential order, Inobemhe, Chinedu and other Nigerians were deported for being in the country illegally.

Inobemhe later sneaked back into the country three months later, but was arrested in Donholm estate with a Kenyan woman. When he was arrested, he revealed that he came to the country from Tanzania via the Namanga border.
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Edo Guber Elections: Tell President Buhari this Must not be Another Inconclusive Election- Comedian I-Go-Die to VP Osinbajo

Sharing this photo above on IG this morning, Comedian I Go Dye wrote;
"Pls tell mr President that, Edo state Elections is completed, the onus now falls on INEC under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari to do the needful by not being partisan and release the results in tandem with how the people voted. The world is watching and the electoral umpire is being tested yet again. This must not be another inconclusive elections. Never"
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INEC Begins Announcement of Edo Governorship Election, The Result So Far

INEC have begun the announcement of the results from the Edo state governorship election which held yesterday. More results to be announced soon.

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PDP Supporters Protest State Governorship Election Results, Demand Cancellation of the Election

PDP supporters in Edo state are currently staging a protest at the state INEC office. They are protesting the election results being announced by various election collation officers and are demanding for the cancellation of the results. Security officers are pictured above preventing some protesters from going into the INEC office. Photo credit: @kikimordi
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

THEY WERE DECEIVED! Unemployed Youth Turn Out For Fake GTBank Job Advert In Lagos

Hundreds of unemployed Nigerian youths today fell for a fake recruitment advert sent out via Whatsapp. A fake message was drafted and sent out by a prankster, claiming that people who have a and are interested in a 80k salary paying job at a call center in Guaranty Trust Bank plc, should come for an interview by 9am in VI, Lagos. People thought it was true and hundreds of youths, even from outside Lagos, came formally dressed but were shocked to find out it was a hoax. See tweets explaining more on what happened

Credit: Twitter - @madamTHEmadam
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Do You Know That The Fulani Herdsmen Who Kidnapped Catholic Priest in Enugu Demand for N2.5 million Ransom

Some Catholic priests were attacked by Fulani Herdsmen in Enugu State on Sept 26th. READ HERE. According to reports, the priests Rev Fr Chetanna Jude Chukwuneke, Fr Emmanuel Dim and Fr Prof Ezeokana were in a car passing along Obimo in Uzo-Uwani when the suspected herdsmen emerged from a bush in a bad spot of the road, and attacked. While Fr Chukwuenke and Fr Prof Ezeokana escaped, Fr Emmaniuel Dim was abducted. A 2.5 million Naira ransom has now been demanded before he is released.

This was revealed today by the Director of Communications at the Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hygi Aghaulor. According to him, the kidnappers of Rev. Fr. Dim - the Rector of Fr. Tansi Major Seminary in Onitsha, Anambra, have demanded a ransom for his release. Aghaulor confirmed that Dim was kidnapped around 7 p.m while the three catholic priests were returning from Nsukka to Onitsha and Nnewi.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference has however directed that no ransom be paid. Aghaulor requested that Nigerians join hands to pray the priest's release.
“We call on people of goodwill to continue to pray for the immediate release of the Vincentian priest. We are tempted to wonder if Nigeria is on the verge of collapse. All over the country, women are being raped and intimidated, innocent Nigerians are being slaughtered,’’ Aghaulor said.
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