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Airforce Men Invade UNIOSUN Ipetu Ijesha Campus, Scare and Harm Students

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Some men of air-force attached to Ipetu Ijesa Airforce base, Osun state, have reportedly invaded the Uni Osun campus located in the town yesterday in what can be said to have been a red day.

The armed airforce men supposedly assaulted students and chased many of them into the bush.

According to some sources, it was reported that the officers, who came to the campus in armored personnel carriers and other vehicles were armed with guns and cutlasses

Although the cause of their invasion is not yet known

At least 11 students were injured in the attack while two workers were also injured as the military men reportedly used anything hurtful freely on anyone they came across. Including a Dr.M.O Abanikanda

The Dean, Student Affairs of UNIOSUN, Dr. Adebimpe Adigun, when contacted said the situation was bloody.
She said,

“Six of our students are on bed in the hospital now, five were being treated on the bench now. Two members of staff were also wounded by these military men.
“They did not fire a single shot but they beat students and injured them, they also beat staff and everybody. They threatened to shoot me if I moved close to them. I knelt down and begged them but they did not listen. I called their commandant on the telephone to help talk to his boys. I think he did that because they have left our campus now.

“Presently, we are yet to see some of our students, who ran inside the bush

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With Uttermost Confidence, Garba Shehu Says-“Buhari Will Win Presidential Election Again”

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According to the Punchng, Garba Shehu, on behalf of the presidency on Tuesday, said if another presidential election were to be held today, President Muhammadu Buhari would still win like he did in 2015.

He is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity and he  said this while addressing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He was joined by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina; and the SSA on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Laolu Akande.

Shehu further reiterated that Nigerians were happy with Buhari and would still vote for him despite whatever the Peoples Democratic Party and other opposition parties might be saying.

He said the confidence reposed in Buhari by ordinary Nigerians had remained unshaken because the President, according to him, is doing what they want.

 

So I am a bit curious. what Nigerians are they referring to exactly? would you vote him into power for the second time?

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Phenomenal Nigerian Writers Get Nominated For The Caine Prize For African Writers

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We never get tired of hearing the success stories of Nigerian breaking the barriers of success. It has been amazing really. Today it’s a literary award, tomorrow it’s mathematics, next week it’s science, then it’s aeronautics. The list never ends. In the whole of Africa, Nigeria has been setting a trend of world dominance in academics and other areas which hopefully, will stay with us from now till the end of the year and many more years to come.

Lesley Nneka Arimah, Chikodili Emelumadu and Arinze Ifeakandu, are among the five writers shortlisted for the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing.

Lesley Nneka Arimah submitted Who Will Greet You At Home, a story published in The New Yorker (USA. 2015), in which she imagined a universe of handcrafted babies. Lesley has been published in The New Yorker and Granta; her story, Light, was the winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa, and another of her stories What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky was shortlisted for last year’s Caine prize.

Chikodili Emelumadu sent in Bush Baby, a story that was published in African Monsters, an anthology of African stories. Bush Baby tells the captivating story of a heroine whose family pulled her into their bad decisions like gravity. Chikodili is a writer, broadcaster and blogger living in London; and her work has been published in many magazines. She was a 2015 Shirley Jackson nominee.

Arinze Ifeakandu submitted God’s Children Are Little Broken Things, a story published in A Public Space 24, a literary magazine. Arinze is a alumnus of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, he was shortlisted for the BN Poetry Award in 2015 and he was a 2015 A Public Space (APS) Emerging Writer fellow.

The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced at an award ceremony and dinner at Senate House Library, London, on Monday 3 July. Each shortlisted writer will also receive £500. The five writers’ stories will also be published in New Internationalist’s 2017 Caine Prize anthology The Goddess of Mwtara and Other Stories in June

 

The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award aimed at bringing African writing to a wider audience. The Caine prize has helped a lot of emerging writers enter the world of mainstream publishing through the annual Caine Prize writers’ workshop

 

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Pedestrian Bridge Suffers Extreme Damage In Ikire, Osun State (Photo)

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Ikire Pedestrian bridge in Osun state was brought down by a trailer at past 7 in the evening yesterday.

According to metronaija, no one died at the time of filing the report. However, this leaves us to wonder what exactly is going on? It is by Grace that serious casualties were not recorded because pedestrian bridges are meant to serve as a better option than running headfirst into the road like a lost chicken and getting hit by a car. But now, even the so called bridges do not seem to be as safe as they have been acclaimed.

The best advice for pedestrians is to be on the lookout for bridges that are already giving signs of collapsing at any time and try to avoid them. You only have one life to live, contrary to what anyone else might tell you.

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Lauretta Onochie’s Open Letter To Aisha Yesufu

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Open Letter To Aisha Yesufu ―By Lauretta Onochie

 

Dear Aisha Yesufu,

I do hope you are feeling a bit better than you did at the point you had a meltdown or better still, a recorded video nervous breakdown, over a government Nigerians say is serving them better.

Most Nigerians were shocked and are still confused at your tantrum. Nigerians understood and identified with your frustration at not being able to get the government of Pres. Jonathan to take responsibilities for the missing girls.

Nigerians and the whole world were with you and the rest of the #BBOG campaign team. I joined in the UK, helping to drum up support internationally, for the campaign to free our girls.

But your childish tantrum and incoherent ranting at Pres. Buhari were totally uncalled for especially as it is less than two weeks since 83 of the Chibok girls, gained their freedom, under the government of Muhammadu Buhari and yes, Acting President Osinbajo.

Over the nearly two years since the inception of this government, you have turned the campaign on its head and the campaign is taking a personal and malicious dimension. That’s what long campaigns do to those who set out to engage in campaigns with personal and selfish motives embedded.

Aisha, the warning signs are all there that it’s now all about you. You began to feel that if an advocacy does not submit to the #BBOG format, then it’s wrong. What the whole world wants is for the girls to be rescued and brought home to their loved ones. That’s the point. The focal point.

You also began to feel that the captivity of our missing girls weighs more heavily on your heart than on the hearts of President Buhari, Acting Pres. Osinbajo and others.

Consequently, when the Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, launched a book in honour of the missing girls and donated all the proceeds to the Chibok and the Buni Yadi parents, all hell broke loose because she did not obtain permission from you.

You obviously have a skewed view of your place in our nation. You are not the one who decides how people render support to others. You have lost touch with the reality that how we contribute to the advocacy, differ from person to person.

Again, you began to forget that #BBOG is not a franchise and so you do not have the exclusive rights to run the campaign. You lost the ability to respect, appreciate and accommodate others’ styles and contributions towards the campaign to bring our girls home.

For someone who has become obviously obsessed with the idea that the #BBOG campaign platform is now a personal business venture, it can be very frustrating to see the whole world, showering praises on President Muhammadu Buhari for the return of some of the girls.

Ordinarily, what could have been a source of joy and pride for you too, has become a source of anger because in your warped mind, you did it all alone and only you deserve the accolades.

But the accolades on President Buhari are well deserved.

The government of President Buhari, like any other responsible and responsive government across the world, is definitely doing a lot of things differently from the previous administration which has culminated in the return of not only some of our Chibok Girls but also, thousands of Nigerians from the North East who were also abducted and taken into captivity.

Furthermore, your obsession with wanting to set up a camp in the Presidential Villa, completely blinded you to the fact that this government has actually begun to realise what the #BBOG campaign was set up to achieve.

Evidence abound that the government of the day is totally committed to the theme of your President campaign.

Unlike the government of Jonathan that needed convincing that the girls were indeed missing, the Nigerian government under Pres. Buhari, from its inception, put processes in place to search for and recover the Chibok girls.

So what ticked you off on the wrong side, Aisha?

Are you not pleased that the President Buhari led government is recovering the girls?

Are you afraid of what shape your life would take if all the girls were recovered and the campaign folds up?

What’s your real reason for wanting President Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo out of the way?

Is there a sinister motive that you are hiding from all of us?

Venting your anger in the way you did in the video, clearly suggests that you had expected something to happen that would bring about the end of the Buhari/Osinbajo Administration but that thing did not happen. Could it be the much touted Coup d’état? Just asking!

I do understand that you do not understand that it’s okay to appreciate this government for the much it has done and keeps doing to secure the return of all captives in our nation.

This is a clear pointer that you have lost the plot and need help! I believe too, like many well-meaning Nigerians that you have successfully hijacked the #BBOG Campaign for your selfish ends so you need to step aside for the #BBOG Campaign to refocus and find its bearing.

This will accord you the time to reflect of your recent actions and seek help. I do mean it in the nicest way. YOU NEED HELP, Sis. ‎

On the 17th of January 2016, I had cause to make the same suggestion to Ms. Bukky Shonibare. I have no way of knowing if she took my counsel or not, but her pattern of campaign has assumed a fairly more sensible and reasonable face.

Again, everyone I know in the campaign has something else they are doing. Bukky is now a Social Entrepreneur, working to support an IDP camp and making a success of it.

Dr. Oby Ezekwesili’s busy lifestyle outside the BBOG’s Campaign, is well documented and in the public domain.

Mrs. Hadiza Bala Usman joined politics and although still campaigning for the safe return of our girls, she’s now the boss at the Nigerian Ports Authority.

Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is still supporting the campaign to bring back all our girls and playing her role in supporting the rehabilitation of the girls that have so far been rescued.

You would have still had this nervous breakdown had all the girls returned two weeks ago, because that would have meant the end of the campaign, a reality, you are not prepared to face up to in your present hate-filled state of mind.

Howbeit, Our prayers have been that all the girls are recovered and brought home safely.

Once you have repented of your machinations and attention-seeking tantrums, in addition to running the campaign, you’ll need to find something else to engage yourself. As they say, “An idle mind is the devils workshop”.

#BBOG was doing a fantastic job of advocacy for the return of the missing girls. So is the Murtala Mohammed Foundation, the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari and millions of other individuals across the world.

The recovered girls are being given the best of all round care, as enumerated by the Hon. Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Aisha Al-Hassan.

Advocacy for the return of our Chibok girls doesn’t have to be a one-size-fit-all. It’s not the exclusive right of any group or persons. The important thing is that we all want our girls home and alive. The goal is the same.

And that goal is being achieved in the midst of President Buhari giving further assurances that all will continue to be done to find the remaining girls and bring them home to their families. That’s our focus. That should be yours too. Repent and quit throwing childish tantrums!

Sincerely,

Lauretta Onochie; @Laurestar

Buhari Resign Video: Open Letter To Aisha Yesufu ―By Lauretta Onochie

But seriously who is right among both? All Aisha did was ask the president to step down for Osinbajo since he is ill but then..What do you think?

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More from LagosAt50: Foot-Like Statue At Berger Erected By Lagos State Government

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The Lagos State Government has unveiled a new statue at Ojodu Berger, the entry point into the State,as a part of the Lagos@50 celebration.

It is a Foot-like Statue. The significance of this statue is to encourage youths to put their best foot forward and to know that every journey to success starts with a step.

Take a look at the newly built Foot statue at Ojodu Berger as part of the urban regeneration to beautify and celebrate Lagos @ 50 as well as promote the cultural heritage of the State by the Lagos Government


 

 

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Eyo Masquerade Festival: #Defying Rain (PHOTOS)

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Despite the heavy rainfall that was witnessed in some parts of Lagos and claims that the ‘rainfall was sent by the Ooni of Ife’, the Eyo Masquerades still defied the rain to hold their festival, marking the state’s 50th celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, not all was rob and rosy as towards the end of the festival, a fight ensued between Eyo Ologede and Eyo Etti masquerades yesterday despite several warnings from the state government against violence.

Reason for the fight could not be ascertained

WATCH HERE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzzmL3W_fe0&t=6s

 

 

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HOW A GREEDY POLITICIAN HAS TURNED HIS COMMUNITY TO A FIGHTING GROUND.

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The town of Idumuje Ugboko has been in pandemonium since 2015 when a request for 93 Hectares of Land was made by Linas International Nig Ltd under the guise of a proposed “Golf Course” which later metamorphosed into a request for a sports university. This request was spearheaded by the CEO of Linas International Nig Ltd, Nedu Munir Nwoko (who is a former Member of the House of Representatives from 1999 – 2003).
Nedu Nwoko in the recent past had also approached the then Obi for 33 Hectares of land on the ground that he wanted to build a diary farm that would benefit the community and boost tourism and employment. Having been deceived by the lies of this individual, the town granted Ned Nwoko the said land only for him to turnaround and turn same to his personal castle.to wage war on the then Crown Prince and everyone in support of the crown prince, by paying certain police officers to institute several Criminal suits against the Crown prince and his allies in Magistrate Courts, with no shred of evidence other than hearsay from supporters of Nedu Nwoko, the Police officers in Delta State began their consistent harassment of the Crown prince. Despite the Several Petitions written to the Commissioner of Police Delta State to intervene on this matter, no action has been taken to curb this Menace, which begs the question, has the Nigerian Police Force been bribed to conceal this Madness?
In February 2016, the Obi of Idumje Ugboko passed away and was immediately buried in line with the Customs of the Land. As is tradition, the eldest son of the Obi, Chukwunomso Nwoko was crowned and proceeded on the mandatory mourning period of the late Obi. During this period, Officers of the Nigerian Police force attempted to arrest the Obi Elect with a forged Court Summons. After diligent investigation by the Family’s Counsel, it was found out that the said Court summons ere forged. Subsequently, a Petition was written to the Commissioner of Police Delta State and again no one was brought to book.
Most recently the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Delta State, ACP Danmamman, vide a letter dated 10th May, 2017 invited the Obi Elect and Others to answer questions that relate to the alleged Murder of the late Obi with no shred of Evidence other than hearsay from agents loyal to Nedu Nwoko.
The town after witnessing this events, had had enough of this menace and had made a resolution to barnish Nedu Nwoko vide a meeting (Izu- ani) that was to be held on the 19th of May, 2017. On getting wind of the plan of the town, Nedu Nwoko sent a Hundred thugs from Asaba with guns and other weapons to disrupt the meeting and threaten everyone in attendance causing all sorts of injuries to all present. While this Mayhem was being perpetrated, several calls were made by Obi elect to the Nigerian Police force at Asaba informing them of happenings, yet, when the Police finally showed up they refused to restore calm by arresting these thugs, alleging that they had no orders to arrest anyone, even after it was apparent that several crimes had been committed.
Currently, reports reaching us is that Nedu Nwoko intends to abduct the Obi Elect, yet Members of the Nigerian Police force are folding their arms doing nothing. Reports also confirm that Nedu Nwoko is currently boasting that he has the Police in his Pocket, as such no one can stop him from the continuous pepetration of this mayhem.

This is a cry for help by the indigenes of Idumuje Ugboko for the Government of the day to intervene in this precarious situation.

 

curled from TheWhistler

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Why you should visit Borno State

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My short  trip to maiduguri revealed to me what the media hasn’t told me about this beautiful hub of learning, hub of resources and hub of economic activities

Of all the places I have visited in Nigeria, Borno is probably one of the most fascinating and this is purely based on the few places I visited there.

Spent less than 20 minutes with the  Borno state governor but what I learnt about  Borno and Nigeria as a whole is priceless .

Imagine Borno being the most important commercial centre in Nigeria.

From being in the Lagos House in Maiduguri to the array of catfish displayed across various junctions to my night at the Barwee suites.

With little or no instructions from traffic wardens,everyone driving even cyclists obeyed traffic lights .

There were too many institutions of learning , I even lost count

In my short stay with the Governor, I found out A borno man has no business being poor, Borno state  is the largest in terms of land mass in Nigeria hence a world of opportunities is readily available to all.

Borno State is the most important commercial center in Nigeria,
Even the economy of kano depends on maiduguri

The Highest cash processing unit in the whole of West Africa is in a bank in Maiduguri

Most of the products that reach West Africa pass through Maiduguri  and as much as one thoudand trucks plight maiduguri to  Chad,Sudan, Libya and various parts of the world

And hey, they also use yellow keke napeps just like Lagos.

In fact everyone should visit Borno to know how beautiful and historic it is

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