Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has described as sacrilege the killings of Christians in a Catholic Church in Benue State by suspected herdsmen on Tuesday. Osinbajo, who spoke at the Inauguration of the Deeper Life Bible Church new auditorium in Gbagada, condemned the debilitating act. According to Osinbajo, the killing is heinous and sacrilegious for devilish minds to kill in a place of worship. He said a morning mass was being held when the herdsmen struck and killed the worshippers. The Vice President said the killings in the church was a ploy by the devil to cause religious war in Nigeria. He said while the security agencies continued to work to bring the perpetrators to book, the body of Christ must not lose focus, but must do more in propagating the gospel
The capital of Benue State, Makurdi has been brought to a standstill by protesters over the ongoing killings in the state. The protesters, it was gathered have taken over major streets of the state, calling on the federal government to come to their aide. Orbit News reports that over 100 persons have been killed between yesterday and today in Guma, Gwer and Logo areas of the state by suspected herdsmen. Mostly women garbed in black attires are currently matching around the Bishop of Makurdi Dioceses house, weeping while singing corrosively, ‘Go and tell Buhari they are killing us' observed our reporter More details soon…
The embattled Senator Dino Melaye has been re-arrested by the Nigerian police at an Abuja hospital where he was taken to after he jumped from a police vehicle. Jimoh Moshood, in a statement from the Force Headquarters at about 12.00hrs of Tuesday said that, Melaye while in lawful custody of the Nigeria Police Force personnel and being taken for arraignment in Federal High Court Lokoja from Abuja, escaped from lawful custody when hoodlums and miscreants in Two (2) Toyota Hilux Vehicles blocked the Police vehicle conveying him around Area 1 Round About, Abuja. He said in the process, the Senator jumped out of the Police vehicle through the window and was rescued from the Police men by hoodlums and miscreants to an unknown destination. “The Police team re-enforced and trailed Senato
The Yoruba Council of Elders is right that Nigeria's biggest security problems are concentrated in the North and these problems are draining the country's resources. Are the Boko Haram terrorists not Northerners, mainly from the Northeast ?. Is religious violence not concentrated in the North ?. Are Muslim fanatics that attack Churches and loot Igbo shops in the name peaceful protests not Northerners ?. Are these mobs that extra-judicially lynch non-Muslims for alleged blasphemy not Northerners ?. Do Yoruba Muslims take the laws into their own hands by lynching others for alleged blasphemy ?. Don't the Southwest have Muslims ?. Why are they not behaving violently in the name of religion ?. Why is religious extremism and violence concentrated in the North ?. A
He birthed one of his finest ideological works shortly after he was released from incarceration by Yakubu Gowon during the civil war. While in prison incubating the contents, the title of his prison note was going to be called 'A Slow Lynching' until he received a telegram from someone. A group of journalists who were arrested, badly beaten, detained and brutally treated on the orders of a military governor had one of theirs flown abroad for treatment but he eventually died in jthe process. Then someone sent a cryptic telegram to Soyinka informing him about the situation, and the message read 'THE MAN DIED'. As a last minute decision, the message on the telegram became the title of Soyinka's prison note instead of 'A Slow Lynching'. In the opening pages of the book, the full quote re...
Former Finance Minister, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has alleged that there was a plan by oil importers and marketers to confine her to a wheelchair and force her out of office during the time she served under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. But in a swift reaction, yesterday, the marketers under the aegis of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association, DAPPMA, dared her to prove the allegation. However, according to Okonjo-Iweala, a friend to one of her brothers attended a meeting where the discussion held. She said the friend advised her brother that security should be beefed up around her. Okonjo-Iweala revealed this in her book entitled: ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines.’ She said: “My mother’s ordeal was not the end of frightening events
The South South APC leaders were reported to have endorsed former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, as the concensus candidate of the zone for the national chairmanship position. But few minutes after the meeting, four state chairmen of the party and other party leaders washed their hands off the resolution, saying they were “ambushed.” Oyegun speaking to newsmen on Tuesday at the party’s headquarters in Abuja stated that Oshiomhole cannot be elected in Edo State government house. He pointed out that the said endorsement was clear indication that “the trumpeters do not understand the rule of the game. “The endorsement is childish, absolutely childish. The voting is done at the convention and not in State houses, not in government houses.” When asked why he was
The Maitama, Abuja home of Senator Dino Melaye has been surrounded by men of the Nigeria Police Force, drawn from its Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS unit and Criminal Investigation Department, CID. Men believed to be plain-clothed security personnel were also sighted around the area where the house is situated. The stern-looking armed operatives of the police took strategic positions round the multi-billion naira mansion located at the highbrow area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. The development came just few hours after Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, regained freedom from men of the Nigerian Immigration Service who had earlier arrested him at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The police, according to Vanguard source, carried out the a...
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday unveiled a new statue of the late legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the ‘Liberty Park’, in Ojota, saying that the 44-feet edifice symbolises the phenomenon that the rights activist represented in his life time. Unveiling of the statue, in commemoration of the 80th posthumous birthday of the late icon, the governor said it was an affirmation of his administration’s commitment to celebrate personalities whose action had helped to define the fortune and spirit of Lagos State positively over the years. Eulogizing the relevance of the personal sacrifices made by Chief Gani Fawehinmi in leading the struggle for attainment of human rights and dignity especially during the military regimes
Senator Dino Melaye. The embattled Senator, Dino Melaye, has been released by the Immigration Service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday. He was earlier on Monday arrested while on his way to Morocco to attend a function. The lawmaker’s spokesperson, Gideon Ayodele confirmed his release. Senator Shehu Sani also confirmed his released on twitter, saying he is back home. Several senators had decried Melaye’s arrest while he was on his way to Morocco