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BOKO HARAM: Dialogue still remains the best option – NSA

THE newly appointed National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, rtd, has said that dialogue with the members Jamaatul Ahlis Sunnah lid Daawa wal Jihad popularly known as Boko Haram still remains the best option for peace to be restored to the North and other parts of the country. Dasuki spoke when he paid a courtesy call on the Borno State Governor Alhaji Kashim Shettima at the Government House, Maiduguri yesterday even as 12 unidentified gunmen Thursday night invaded Gulak, headquarters of Madagali and Mubi Local Government Areas in Adamawa State, killing about four policemen, including three Inspectors and a Corporal after looting the police armoury. President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special adviser on Political Matters, Alhaji Ali Gulak hails from Gulak, just like the  Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Mr Bala Ngilari and Speaker of the state  House of Assembly, Umaru Fintiri. GOV. KASHIM SHETTIMA (R) OF BORNO, RECEIVING RETIRED COL. SAMBO DASUKI, THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER (NS…

I may get married again by December – Okotie

Lagos based pastor, Pastor Chris Okotie has revealed to some of his close friends that he may get married  in December, Daily Post learnt yesterday. Okotie, a former Presidential candidate of Fresh Democratic Party (FDP), recently ended his four year-old marriage with his wife, Stephanie due to what he termed as “irreconcilable differences”. Pastor Okotie, who was said to have opened up that he fell for his estrange wife’s beauty without considering other important virtues, is now planning
to get married again by December. It was gathered that his reason is because the Bible said it’s not good for a man to be alone. It would be recalled that Pastor Okotie separated from his first wife, Tyna, after 17 years of marriage. The
news of the break up came as a shock to many since it was highly celebrated. They had their honey moon in Dubai, London and France for some weeks.

$620,000 bribe: Lawan tenders evidence to prove innocence before Reps committee

There were indications yesterday that the suspended House of Representatives ad hoc committee Chairman on Fuel Subsidy, Hon. Farouk Lawan may shock Nigerians with an evidence to proof that he is innocence on the alleged $620,000 bribe between him and chairman Zenon oil, Mr. Femi Otedola. Already, the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges had on Thursday commenced a proper investigation on the bribery allegation issue at the House of Representative. Lawan, was said to have arrived the scene of the investigation around 1.06pm. It was gathered that Lawan cooperated with the committee members and also tender necessary evidence to proof that he was accused wrongly on the alleged bribery matter. It will be recalled that on several ocassion, the embatlled Lawmaker had confessed to have collected the foreign currency money from Otedola, but claimed it was not a bribe and vowed that he would be vindicated at the end of the investigation. It was reported in “The Nation” that Lawan appeared …

R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D: More people are secretly practising homosexuality in Nigeria

Although, the story of homosexuality in Nigeria is gradually becoming unpopular as those who indulge in such act are not bold to openly declare their identities, the fact still remains that homosexuality is being practised in some parts of the world including Nigeria. Reverend Olajide Rowland Macauley, a gay pastor,   is currently running a church  called House of Rainbow which was situated at No 36/38 Yakoyo street, Ojodu Berger, Lagos. It will be recalled that in 2008, Saturday Vanguard reported  that Reverend Rowland was initiating new members into the gay club and at same time running the church secretly in Nigeria. He was also reported to have appeared sometime ago on Cable News Network, CNN, where he proudly talked about his gay church. The initial reaction which greeted his exposure, created doubts in the minds of Nigerians over the existence of such church in their shore. But an uproar in the Anglican communion in Europe on gay bishops once again brought the case of Reverend …

A-R-M-E-D R-O-B-B-E-R-Y: Two members of Ogun royal family arrested

Two members of one of the ruling royal families in Ogun State suspected to be armed robbers met their waterloo last Sunday when men of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, in Ogun State intercepted them with blood-stained jeep that was recently robbed in Lagos. Nemesis caught up with the two  suspects identified as, Ademola Adeniyi and Ajayi Adesina after they allegedly offered the sum of N500,000 to the customs officers to evade arrest shortly after a robbery operation at 5am.  Their attempts were however rebuffed by the men of the Customs who insisted that they must face the music. The suspects The Comptroller of Customs in the state,Akande Bamidele who paraded the suspects before handing them over to police said Adesina was initially  arrested with  Acura MDX with no number plate and later his colleague in crime, Ademola, was also nabbed with one Passat marked, Abuja KWL 560 AA, in Ewekoro Local Government area of Ogun State. Addressing newsmen shortly before the display of 406 carto…

Jim Iyke To Pay N200, 000 Monthly Within 4 Years For N16.5M Debt + Other Party Sends In Evidence

Reacting to the story that the case between actor Jim  Iyke and Mrs Abubakar has been thrown out of court due to lack of evidence. The other parties who aren’t satisfied with the news around town sent in a mail with documents which read clearly how some of the matters where handled in court. Click to read the full story and see documents….

Our notice has been drawn to an article published on your blog and other media and we have been mandated to put the facts straight.
We would like to say categorically that the accused (Mr. Jim Iyke) confessed to all the charges that were brought against him which said charges includes criminal breach of trust, assault, criminal force, cheating, criminal misappropriation and obtaining by tricks etc.
Pursuant to his confession and guilty plea, the accused ( Mr. Jim Iyke) would have been sent to jail but for the magnanimity of the victim, Mrs Abubakar who, after listening to all the pleading from Jim's family that he was their bread winner, decided…

UN Aims to Strengthen Nigeria’s Alternative Energy Program with N 320 million Injection

THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has deposited $2 million with the Bank of Industry, to encourage even private participation and local industries working on renewable energy projects. The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Daouda Toure, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, yesterday. Toure, who is also the UNDP Resident Representative, said that beside renewable energy, the agency was also looking at other sources, such as biomass and solar energy. “We are not only looking at renewable energy but at all the potential we have in Africa, be it in terms of biomass, solar energy, there is a huge potential that is still very much in tab. “Energy efficiency programme is an important programme to all of us and making use of energy efficiently will allow more coverage with what we already have,” he said. According to him, the main objective of the project is to improve the energy efficiency of end-use equipment used in residential and…

Cassava Exports to China to fetch FG $ 136 million

NIGERIA’s economic diversification drive may inch towards realisation soon, with plan by Federal Government to export one million tonnes of cassava chips to China, beginning from this month. The export business is expected to bouy the nation’s earnings by $136 million (N22 billion). Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adeshina made this disclosure in Umuahia, Abia State, on Wednesday, during the inauguration of the Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme, a critical component of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda. The scheme was scripted as an innovative approach to fertiliser subsidy administration through an electronic system, which ensures that only registered farmers’ benefit. “Nigeria will earn $136 million just this year as a result of this exportation and this is happening for the first time in our history”, Adeshina said. The minister reiterated the Federal Government’s determination to embark on measures that would boost the capacity of farmers i…

Jonathan to Dasuki: “Stop Boko Haram’s menace before Ramadan period”

The new National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) has been given a task by President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that Boko Haram sect’s menace is end before the beginning of Ramadan – the Islamic Holy month. Moslems are expected to fast during the period, which is likely to begin on July 20. It was reported in THE NATION that, Col. Dasuki (rtd), who was appointed this week, launched out yesterday on a visit to Yobe State, one of the hotbeds of the Islamist sect Boko Haram insurgency. He met with religious and traditional leaders as well as the state government. After meeting with Governor Ibrahim Gaidam in Damaturu, the state capital, Col. Dasuki said:  “I was in Potiskum and what I saw is pathetic. I don’t see how anybody is benefitting out of this problem (bombings). The concern of the President is that we are approaching the Ramadan and he does not want the Umma to observe Ramadan under this crisis. “The mandate is to come and commiserate with the state and put heads…

Cult clash claims five lives in Benue

Fewer days after over ten persons were killed in a communal clash that broke out between  Benue and Ebonyi communities, no fewer than five persons were killed yesterday when suspected cult groups clashed at the Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko, in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State. The clash, Dailypost gathered started on the campus on Wednesday evening when one of the groups claimed that the girlfriend of one of its members was seen in company of a member of another cult group. The case turned bloody at the wee hours of Thursday with students scampering for safety
These forced the Rector of the polytechnic, Dr. E. C. Ekulide, announced the closure of the institution, and directed the students to keep away from the campus till further notice.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer for the command, ASP Alaribe Ejike, confirmed the incident, the state’s Commissioner of Police, John Katso, has already deployed anti riot squad to the school to calm the situation.

Oil marketers panic over fresh subsidy report

ABUJA—The new report on fuel subsidy utilisation by the Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede Committee is creating panic among petroleum products marketers, industry sources have revealed. The report, which was submitted to the Presidency last Friday, as learnt, was based on a pain-staking forensic examination of all claims made by the marketers and receipts, which had indicted several major oil marketing companies. Industry sources said the report recommended that those found to have received payments for products they did not import be made to refund such money in addition to being blacklisted by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA. Although the Presidency is said to be keeping the report secretely, it was learnt that many of the oil companies approved by PPPRA for the third quarter fuel import were indicted in the report, for bogus claims. Sources said unscrupulous marketers had heaved a sigh of relief when the Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Subs…