Drag him to the Alter, if He is not ready to sign the dotted lines…….lol
THE Senate, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to immediately set up Special Courts for terrorism crimes if activities of members of the Boko Haram sect that have been engaging in bombings leading to massive loss of lives and wanton destruction of property must end.
During its retreat, the senate also called on the Federal Government to strengthen the laws relating to insecurity and terrorism, adding that there was also the need for the enactment of a witness protection law as that would help encourage citizens to volunteer useful information about perpetrators of violence.
What do you think people, Let me know what you think by sharing your thoughts in the comment section.
culled from Vanguard.
The police in Edo State on Friday blamed the students of the Institute of Technology and Management, Usen, for Thursday night’s armed attack on Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s convoy in the town.
Oshiomhole had held a rally in the town and was heading back to Benin City when his convoy was attacked.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Anthony Airhuoyo, said the police had commenced an investigation into the incident and the burning of a police station by the students.
The statement said Oshiomhole had met with the students briefly and promised to address them on his way back from his campaign before the attack.
The statement reads, “After the campaign at about 6.15 pm, the governor decided to address the students on another day because it was already getting late.
“But the students barricaded the expressway on the outskirts of Usen in order to compel the governor to visit their institution.
“When their demands could not be met, they resorted to throwing stones and other missiles at the governor’s convoy.
“In the process of dispersing the riotous students, two of them were injured and are currently receiving treatment.
“Nobody was killed in the process. The students later regrouped and went to Usen Police outpost and vandalised the place.
“Investigation has commenced as the area is closely being monitored by the police.”
In another statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Louis Odion, the Edo State Government alleged that thugs loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party had opened fire on the governor’s convoy shortly after he paid a courtesy visit to the traditional ruler of the area (Onogie) Oluogbe II, in his palace.
But the PDP promptly denied involvement in the attack through its Publicity Secretary in the state, Mathew Urhoghide.
culled from Punchng.
According to TMZ, Lauryn Hill just pled guilty to a major federal crime … admitting she intentionally failed to file several tax returns in the past decade — and now the former Fugees singer faces 3 years in prison.
Hill pled guilty today to three counts of failure to file tax returns for the years 2005, 2006, and 2007 — when she earned more than $1.8 million.
When the judge asked if Hill “intentionally and willingly” failed to file the returns, she replied, “Yes.”
In addition to the 3 years behind bars, Hill could be smacked with $75,000 in fines.
Hill was released on $150,000 bail. Her sentencing hearing is set for November.
Katie Holmes is said to have filed for Divorce from Her husband of 5years, Tom Cruise.
Both were hollywood super stars, and with their appearance together sometimes back(before the father’s day), one would not have suspected that something is wrong.
Anyways, according to TMZ, Katie is said to have filed the divorce on the grounds of her husband’s religion, Scientology which is being rumored to be cult, and she is afraid that her daughter may have been initiated into the cult.
Katie filed divorce papers this week primarily over Tom Cruise’s involvement with the Scientology church, and more importantly that Tom would drag Suri into the church.
Katie has never really fully adopted the Scientology lifestyle, even though she does have ties with the chuch.
It is said that the couple have been arguing lately over Suri, who’s at the age where Scientology would start playing a major role in her life, and Katie wants nothing to do with that.
Katie’s not only filing for divorce, but she’s also filing for sole legal custody – primarily because she doesn’t want Tom controlling any decisions relating to religion.
Also according to TMZ, Katie doesn’t give a rip about Tom and his money. She’s not only got enough money of her own, she also signed a hefty pre-nup, meaning she’ll be just fine.
Pastor Tunde Bakare.
Men of the Nigerian Police Force have invited Pastor Tunde Bakare, over what the police termed a controversial sermon against Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
The invitation was signed by one Chief superintendent of police, Usman Ayuba, and it was delivered in the pastor’s church.
He is being questioned for allegedly accusing President Jonathan of deliberately trying to bankrupt the country
Publicity secretary of the Save Nigeria Group, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, who confirmed the development in a chat with LEADERSHIP on telephone, however, said Bakare, the leader of the group, was aware of the summon.
Bakare, the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, in the last general election was billed to honour the invitation but had left the country on Wednesday.
“We saw an invitation by the police asking Pastor Bakare to honour an invitation regarding a sermon that he delivered sometime ago, but, as I am talking to you now, he is out of the country,” Odumakin said.
Though, it was speculated that security agents might prevent him from making the journey, which many believe was to the United States of America, he made it without hindrance.
This Excerpt is culled from Pastor Bakare’s Sermon.
“We have vampires whose assignment is to kill Nigeria and to make sure that Nigeria does not exist thereafter. Suddenly Nigeria that was cheered now has clueless, shoeless people take over the administration of Nigeria.
“And the one word I have for Nigerians is, don’t despair. Jonathan is dancing to the drumbeat of destiny. His destiny is to bankrupt Nigeria. All men of goodwill must rise up to stop him. And stop him we will do. And I said stop him we will do. Don’t make mistake about what you are hearing from me today, it is clear in my heart beyond any iota of doubt that Jonathan’s destiny is to bankrupt Nigeria, balkanize Nigeria.
And there are forces behind him totally committed and determined to do so. Oil vultures with petrol dollars and all kinds of political “tinkers” not thinkers are tinkering with the destiny of our nation with their palace prophets telling them peace when there is no peace.
I want to tell you that it does not matter what it takes, we will stop you. We will stop you dead in your tracks. You will not accomplish your assignment. You will not finish your assignment. Nigeria will vomit you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Turn your Bible with me to the Book of Chronicles. Tell it on the mountain top that this man is dancing the drumbeat of destiny.
His destiny is to bankrupt this nation and balkanize it and he has the full support of his corporate cowboys and oil vultures as well as their palace prophets who are telling them peace when there is no peace because I don’t understand how a nation will be going through calamity upon calamity and those who should be concerned will only be prancing around. I don’t understand it. I don’t understand how you can serve your nation and serve bomb blast inside a church in Jos for breakfast.
And before they could recover from that anguish you serve them air crash for lunch. And before they could gain their moment of sanity, you serve them with petro dollar bribe and now you vaunt about it telling us nothing can happen because you are in charge, the land will vomit you as the Lord lives in the name of Jesus Christ and every collaborator will not go unpunished.
Your year of punishment has come. Tell it on the mountain top that there are stillmen of goodwill who will stop you dead in your tracks.
I am not talking about deluded ambitious politicians who now think of 2015 when the nation is in a mess in 2012. We can do all the tinkering, if we don’t rise up now there will not be 2015.”
What do you think people, please share your thoughts in the comment section.
According to the punch, The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Sharubutu Ward of Bachit District of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State Nigeria, John Baren, his wife and child, were killed on Thursday at Gwarim in Rim village by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
An eyewitness said the Barens were returning from the funeral of a relation in Riyom when they were killed at about 3.30pm in a forest.
Confirming the incident, a member of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Daniel Dem, condemned the killings.
He called on the state’s Special Task Force to step up efforts to apprehend the hoodlums.
The lawmaker described Baren as a hard worker and a committed party leader.
Spokesman for the police in the state, Abu Emmanuel, said the Barens were on their way home when their attackers hacked them to death.
Culled form The Punch.
I almost could not believe my eyes when i read that the Hon in the middle of a N96 million bribe scandal Farouk Lawal, open his mouth and said he didnt recieve bribe but that he ”collected money”. i mean seriously, does he think that all Nigerians are fools, or illiterates?.
According to the Punch, he denied ever taking bribe from Otedola, but affirmed that he took money from him..
Details of the testimonies of the suspended Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Monitoring of Subsidy Regime, Mr. Farouk Lawan, showed that he admitted taking “money” and “not a bribe” from oil businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola.
Lawan had appeared before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges on Thursday.
The committee, which is investigating the $620,000 bribery allegation, is headed by Mr. Gambo Musa.
Findings indicated that the panel grilled the former Chairman, House Committee on Education for over fours hours, starting from 1.07pm.
Investigations showed that before the panel, Lawan tried to draw a distinction between money and a bribe.
He was said to have argued that he took money with the aim of exposing Otedola, not a bribe.
A source, who was privy to the details of the testimonies, said, “He told the committee that he took money to expose Otedola, as different from a bribe.
“In the statement he issued, where he admitted taking the money, he drew the attention of the committee to the fact that he was careful with his choice of words.
“Bribe was not mentioned in the statement, but money. Money he took to expose Otedola.”
Lawan reportedly tendered text messages and call logs to the panel as evidence that he did not initiate the transaction between Otedola and himself.
“From what he tendered, it seemed the transaction was not initiated by him.
“So, what the committee has decided to do is to confront the other parties to the case with the information Lawan has divulged”, the source, who pleaded anonymity, added.www.kemmyokpaka.wordpress.com
Asked whether Lawan was in possession of the $620,000, the source said he replied that “a lot more information will be made available as the police and other agencies continu with their investigations. The truth is there.”
The source explained that because of the sensitive nature of the investigation, the committee later reasoned that it was not wise to make the inquiry public.
“Lawan has information and documents; he has text messages; he has call logs and other evidence.
“The committee didn’t want other witnesses to take advantage of a public appearance and work on their own testimonies.
“The committee wants to throw Lawan’s claims on other witnesses to see how they will respond.
“In that way, some conflicting information may come to the fore.
“The other witnesses too will be heard in camera and will be accorded the same protection as Lawan”, the source stated.
Lawan was discharged after four hours of meeting with the panel.
According to the source, the committee resolved to invite him again if the testimonies of other witnesses punctured his claims “or if there is the need to hear from him again.
“Otherwise, the committee is done with him.”
What do you think people,Do these people we call leaders even take Nigerians serious, as i feel they think they are not to be held accountable for whatever they do while in office!
Share your thoughs in the comment section, let me know what you think about this Farouk scandal saga.
Culled from the punch.
step mom burnt step-son
I read this story, and all i could do was open my mouth, shouted OMG!!!,and could barely close it. this is the very highest height of wickedness. and to think that this same woman is a mother………..im really short of words. I wanted to share with you, as anyone could help track down this woman,as i learnt she has absconded, and maybe some good samaritans can help the victim…
As i write this,Ola (the victim) in a critical condition and he is said to be under a serious intensive care in a hospital around Igando area of Lagos. His step-mum who works with the Lagos Internal Revenue Service took laws into and hands and punished him for beating her little daughter by pouring hot water on him while asleep.
The story from the victim himself is continued below with pictures……….
“The argument that led to the sad incident started when my step-mum saw me beat my sister” recalls Ola, she got very angry and wanted to harm me back in anger, she reached for and did all she could physically, I tried to defend myself but she overpowered me. She got more furious after my father and some neighbors tried to stop her, and she started scattering the house and even broke bottles. My uncle who also lives around was able to drag her away from the house, and she slept over at his’ that night. I was still sleeping on my bed the next morning, when she walked into my room and bathed me with hot water; I staggered to the living room and saw my father and uncle. That was the last I remembered before I passed out and woke at the hospital.www.kemmyokpaka.wordpress.com
The father said his brother came into the house around 4:30am the next morning to settle the rift that occurred the previous day; they all sat in the living room, when the wife stood up and went into the kitchen. She was going in and out, and they thought she was preparing herself for work, not until Ola walked out of the room, looking weak and skin peeled, and fainted on the ground. We quickly rushed him to the hospital, while she stood staring and mocking him for calling out for help.
The case has been reported at the police station, while the boy is still at the hospital wallowing in serious pain, and the step-mum on the run.