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BUHARI ESCAPES AS SOLDIER WITH TIES TO BOKO HARAM LEADER ARRESTED IN ASO ROCK

A member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s security guard linked to the terror group Boko Haram has been arrested. The suspected Boko Haram member has strong links to the deputy leader of the Wilāyat Gharb Ifrīqīyyah terror group. According to Frontiernews the Army Corporal Hassan Aminu has been arrested. Preliminary investigation Wednesday morning by Per Second News shows that the NSA’s office has began the complete overhaul of the President’s security agents. Aminu, is strongly linked to leaders of the Boko Haram cell and was nabbed before he could carry out any plot. He has serious ties with the leader of the Ansaru Islamic Sect, Khalid Albarnawi, second in command to Abubakar Shekau in the hierarchy of the dreaded Boko Haram Sect. Albanawi was arrested in April 2016, in Kogi state by a combined effort of security agencies in the country. The fate of Hassan Aminu arrested at the Presidential Villa is unclear, as he was an integral part of the presidential security. Investig…

PAYMENT TO CONTRACTORS: TWO MINISTERS, AUDU OGBE, SENATOR LOKPOBIRI NAMED IN N2BN BRIBERY SCANDAL

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe and the Minister of State in the ministry, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, have been named in a N2 billion bribery scandal. This is coming in spite of the anti-corruption posture of the President Mohammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. Pointblanknews.com uncovered a bribery scheme by the two ministers concerning a recent part-payment of N15 billion to contractors owed by the ministry. The contractors executed projects under the fertilizer subsidy programme, Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GESS), introduced by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan in order to enhance farmers’ access to subsidised fertilizer. The amount is part of a N56 billion debt owed the contractors by the Federal and state governments participating in the programme but the ministry is in charge of payments to contractors. All participating states gave an Irrevocable Standing Order (ISO) for their portion (25…

Lawyer Withdraws Suit Seeking Buhari’s Disqualification For Lack Of Certificate, His Life Allegedly Threatened

A legal practitioner, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, has filed a notice at the Federal High Court in Abuja to discontinue the suit he instituted seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for lack of certificate. Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had alleged that Buhari was not qualified to aspire for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because he did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961 as he claimed. The notice of discontinuance dated June 27 and obtained by our reporter, read: “Take note that the plaintiff in this originating summons, Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, hereby discontinues this action.” Our checks revealed that following the withdrawal of the suit from court, the trial judge, Justice Ademola Adeniyi will today sit and accordingly strike out the case. Though Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe did not give any reason for withdrawing the case from court, our reporter gathered that it might not be unconnected with alleged threats to…

BREAKING: Court sacks Governor Ikpeazu

– A Federal High court has ordered Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state to vacate his seat – Ikpeazu was ordered to vacate his office over the account of fake tax returns prior to the December 2014 governorship election in Abia state – The court orders INEC to immediately issue a certificate of return to Uche Ogah, who polled the second highest number of votes in the PDP primary A Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state for allegedly submitting false information to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, ahead of the party’s governorship primary in December 2014. In his judgement on Monday, June 27, Justice Okon Abang ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately issue a certificate of return to the plaintiff, Uche Ogah, who polled the second highest number of votes in the primary, The Punch reports. Sahara Reporters is reporting that Justice Okon Abang asked the INEC to cease the certificate of return issued to …

Nigeria needs a miracle from God – Osinbajo

– Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged God to intervene in the life of Nigerians by granting them personal miracles – He said says God has the solution to all kinds of problem Nigerians may have Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria expects great miracles to happen for the country to experience national development and peace. According to Vanguard, Osinbajo said this when giving remarks at the one-day crusade, with theme, ‘Night of Extraordinary Wonders’ organised by the Deeper Life Bible at the National Stadium, Abuja. The vice president urged God to intervene in the life of Nigerians by granting them personal miracles at the crusade. He said God has the solution to all kinds of problem Nigerians may have. He said:“I want to say how privilege we are to be here today on this night of incredible wonders and I pray that the Almighty God will give you your own miracle in the name of the Lord Jesus. “I know that everyone here( crusade) is expecting a miracle from the Lord even …

Buhari begs Niger Delta Avengers to stop attack

– President Buhari begged militants to stop their attack – He noted that they had weapons similar to Boko Haram – The president said the economy was greatly affected by the activities of the militants President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a strong plea to members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to stop the havoc on oil and gas pipeline in the country. The militant group has claimed responsibility for series of destruction on oil facilities in the Niger Delta region and has vowed to continue with the attack until zero oil is produced in the region. Vanguard reports that President Buhari on Friday, June 24 pleaded with the militants in God’s name to stop their attack. The activity of the militants has reduced the production of oil in the country thereby affecting it economically. Also, the destruction of gas pipeline has also affected the provision of electricity in Nigeria. The president noted that many militant groups were operating in the region and that some of them were arme…

75% of Nigerian coaches are hypertensive – Bewarang

President of the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Bitrus Bewarang has expressed shock at the sudden death of former Chief coach of the Super Eagles Amodu Shuaibu, a few days after the death of Coach Stephen Keshi who, like Amodu, also died in Benin City. Bewarang, a seasoned coach said the frequent deaths in the coaches ranks should not come as a surprise because of the manner coaches were handled by their employers in Nigeria. “Just when we are trying to come to terms with Keshi’s death, Amodu is now gone. The question is who’s next?” Bewarang started. “It’s high time the federal government wades into cases affecting coaches. In Nigeria, football coaches are hired, used and fired with employers most often, not fulfilling their contractual obligations. “Many coaches, both at national and club levels are owed huge sums of money, long after their disengagements. By the nature of their jobs, 75% of Nigerian coaches are prone to hypertension and I expect they are treated fairly in o…

Breaking News: Amodu Shuaibu is dead

Coach Amodu Shuaibu, four-time manager of the Nigerian Super Eagles and Technical Director of the NFF is dead. Amodu Shaibu Amodu died in Benin three days after the death of former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi, who also died in Benin. Reports have it that Shuaibu Amodu complained of chest pains on Friday night and died in his sleep.

How Soldiers Shot Defenceless Biafra Protesters And Loaded Their Corpses Into Vans

Amnesty International says an on-the-ground investigation has confirmed that the Nigeria army shot many unarmed people during last month’s planned pro-Biafran commemoration events in Onitsha, Anambra state. According to the human rights watchdog, evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, morgues and hospitals confirmed that between 29-30 May 2016, the Nigerian military opened fire on members of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), supporters and bystanders at three locations in the town. “Opening fire on peaceful IPOB supporters and bystanders who clearly posed no threat to anyone is an outrageous use of unnecessary and excessive force and resulted in multiple deaths and injuries,” MK Ibrahim, country director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said. “In one incident one person was shot dead after the authorities burst in on them while they slept These shootings, some of which may amount to extra judicial executions, must be urgently and independently investigated and anyone suspecte…

DAYS OF LOT: London’s First Naked Restaurant Opens

A restaurant where people shed their clothes to dine in the nude has thrilled diners on its first service in London. The Bunyadi, set to open to the public on June 11, is London’s first nude restaurant, offering an entirely natural eating experience, free from the trappings of modern life. This includes phones, electric lights and even clothing. A 42-capacity venue, it currently has almost 44,000 people on its waiting list, but it’s only open for three months. The first diners at the undisclosed venue – invited as part of its ‘soft opening’ – have praised the food, ambiance and freedom as they shed their threads. Full report later.

National Assembly is PDP Presidential Villa - Akpabio

National Assembly is PDP Presidential Villa, says Akpabio, as Markafi leads caretaker committee to session with PDP NASS members Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has stated that the National Assembly is the Presidential Villa of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding that there is no division and the party remains one. Akpabio spoke on Wednesday during a meeting which was held between the Makarfi-led PDP Caretaker Committee with the PDP Senators in the National Assembly, over reconciliation efforts. Adding to Akpabio’s claim, House Minority Leader and a member of the PDP, Hon Leo Ogor stated briefly that “there are no factions in PDP and that APC has no economic policy to run its party.” Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu says PDP is now on a sound footing with Makarfi-led committee that will prepare the party for an all-inclusive convention. Senator Ahmed Makarfi, while introducing his members of the PDP Caretaker Committee at the meeting, admi…

UNVEILED: Full list of Buhari’s 47 ambassador nominees

The full list of the 47 persons nominated as ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari has been obtained by News Express. Senate President Bukola Saraki had during Senate plenary on Thursday announced the receipt of the list of nominees from President Buhari but the names of the nominees were not made public. News Express can, however, confirm that the names of the ambassadorial career nominees areas follows: 1. Obinna Chukwuemeka 2. Salisu Umoru 3. Iyang Udoh Iyang 4. Okeke Vivian Nwanaku 5. Niman Munir 6. Edem Jane Ada 7. Muhammed Hassan Hassan 8. Martin Young Cobham 9. Janet Molegbo Olisah 10. Itegbuoye Sunday 11. Olatunde Adesesan 12. Lilian Ijekwu Onu 13. Manaja Tulahi Isa 14. Ngozi Ukeje 15. Bello Kazaure Huseini 16. Inoc Pierre Ducci 17. Garba Baba 18.Usman Bakori Aliyu 19. Umar Zainab Salisu 20. Momoh Seyidou Umieza 21. Kadri Ayinla 22. Balogun Hakeem 23. Nosa Ahmed 24. Ibrahim Isa 25. Bankole Adegboyega Adeoye 26. Ibidapo Obe Oluwasegun 27. Ogun…

BREAKING: Buhari Diagnosed With Cancer By London Doctors

President Muhammadu Buhari has been diagnosed with cancer, according to sources at the London hospital where he reportedly underwent medical check-up. The Nigerian leader arrived in London on Monday, June 6, 2016 on a 10-day vacation, his spokesman, Femi Adesina announcing a day in advance: “During the holiday, he will see an E.N.T. specialist for a persistent ear infection. The president was examined by his Personal Physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja and was treated. Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution.” A source told News Express this morning, “President Buhari went for check-up hours after he arrived in London. The hospital has discovered the cause of Mr President’s illness to be cancer of the ear and brain. Let us start praying.” The source, who is well connected in government circles, gave the name of the hospital as Royal Hospital London. He said he was given the information by medical sources at the hospital who have been his …

Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, Is Dead

One of the most iconic captains of the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, and former coach of the team, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, is dead, his family has announced. He was 54. Emmanuel Ado a brother to the late coach said the 54-year-old died of Cardiac arrest in the early hours of Today Wednesday, June 8. “With thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi,” Mr. Ado said in a statement. He continued “Our son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem ), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015. “Since her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today Wednesday, before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.” Though deeply mourning the shock exit, Mr. Ado said the family remained grateful to God for t…

Jos Court Disown's Chris Giwa Court Injunction

– A High Court in Jos has diswon a court order received by Chris Giwa – Giwa received an order by a court to resume as NFF president – Giwa has been given a five year ban by CAF and broke into the NFF secretariat A Jos High Court has disowned the “Writ of Execution” being bandied by the Chris Giwa factional group against NFF president Amaju Pinnick. The writ of execution means’s Giwa court order from a Jos court to resume as NFF president has been cancelled by a higher court. Chris Giwa is the factional leader of the NFF which has been trying to seize power from Amaju Pinnick. Giwa got a ruling from a Jos court to resume as the NFF president after the elections of 2014 were annulled but Pinnick refused to leave office. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) placed a five-year ban on embattled Giwa and four others of his disciples, hence validating the earlier sanction by the Amaju Pinnick- led Nigeria Football Federation. Meanwhile, Giwa reportedly tried to storm the NFF glas…

Buhari Departs For Medical Treatment (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari has on June 6, Monday, departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for London, United Kingdom. The president, who has ear infection, embarked on ten-day vacation to see his doctors abroad. He was seen off by personal staff, ministers and military officials at the President Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, addressed the press before leaving ostensibly to assure Nigerians that his condition should not be cause for worry. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, informed yesterday that President Buhari was examined by his personal physician and an E.N.T specialist in Abuja and was treated. However, both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution. Always quick with their reactions, Nigerians across the country took to social media to send out messages of support and wish their leader a speedy recovery, while some questioned the facts surrounding the trip. Concerns over Buhari’s health also grew after h…

FG releases list of recovered assets, withholds names of looters

The Nigerian government through the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed today Saturday June 4th partially released list of funds recovered from corrupt former government officials as part of the government's war against corruption. Although names of the people the assets were recovered from were left out of the list. Read the official statement below... The Federal Government made cash recoveries totaling: N78,325,354,631.82 (Seventy eight billion, three hundred and twenty-five million, three hundred and fifty-four thousand, six hundred and thirty one Naira and eighty two kobo); $185,119,584.61 (One hundred and eight five million, one hundred and nineteen thousand, five hundred and eighty four US dollars, sixty one cents); 3,508,355.46 Pounds Sterling (Three million, five hundred and eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-five Pounds and 46 Pence) and 11, 250 Euros (Eleven thousand, two hundred and fifty Euros) from 29 May 2015 to 25 May 2016. Minister of Information and …

'I've met all my bail conditions, charge me to court' - Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode said yesterday that he has met all his bail conditions, that the EFCC should release him or charge him to court. A statement signed yesterday by his media assistant, Jude Ndukwe reads; This is to refute the false information being peddled by a section of the media that former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who has remained illegally detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since May 9, 2016, has not met his bail conditions as set by EFCC. Chief Fani-Kayode has since fulfilled the conditions for his bail but rather than take the honourable path of releasing him pending any charge brought against him, the anti-graft agency moved him from Abuja to Lagos where they obtained a questionable warrant to further detain him illegally for another three weeks. This is all in a bid to forcefully extract statements from him that would implicate his principal, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and other PDP leaders including serving gov…

FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN RETURNED TO NIGERIA (PHOTOS)

The former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan being received by the Rivers State government delegation at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

Actress Halima Abubakar Marks New Month With Cleavage Baring Photo

The actress says this is her birthday month and launched it with this hot photo.

MAHEEDA: Size Does Not Matter - This Is How She Want It When Sleeping With Any Man

Eccentric Nigerian musician Maheeda has spoken once again on S3@.Xx:’, the one subject that gets her all the attention. The controversial singer, via a recent YouTube video, opened up on details about her S3@.Xx:’ual preferences and whatnot. She explained how she loves having S3@.Xx:’, her preferences and more, adding that it all depends on her mood and energy level, among other things. muisician Maheeda speaks on S3@.Xx:’ual satisfaction She said: “People always ask me about how I like S3@.Xx:’. For me, S3@.Xx:’ is to be enjoyed and it depends on my mood. “Sometimes, I just want it rough and when I say rough I don’t mean violent, I mean hard. Sometimes I just want it in a gentle way. “Sometimes, I have energy and I just want to use the energy to satisfy my man. Most African men think that the harder they do it, the better they are. “I like to talk a lot before having S3@.Xx:’ so as to know my partner’s preference. If you want the same thing that I want then you are a good ma…

Democracy: Atiku urges Nigerians to keep their hopes alive

– Former presidential candidate believes the present administration will work things out – Lends voice also to the present economic situation of the Nigerian masses – Reveals what exactly the 2016 budget will do for Nigerians Nigeria’s former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will deliver the dividends of democracy. These remarks of the former presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came in the wake of Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration on Sunday, May 29. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Atiku Abubakar believes that the present administration will deliver. According to Atiku, democracy, despite its limitations and challenges, remains the best form of government anywhere in the world, explaining further that the freedom of choice is one of the most important ingredients of the democratic system. “The freedom to choose your leaders makes democracy fashionable, ad…

Charly Boy Write Open Letter To President Buhari

Controversial musician known as Charly Boy, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa has penned an open letter to president Muhammadu Buhari. In the letter, Charly boy asked the president to make sure his change agenda touches the lives of the youths whose future has been stolen away by fantastically corrupt leaders. Read his letter below: My Dear Presido, You know how hard and for how long you have fought for this your job, now that you have it, we cant wait to see how our lives will change! People already don begin dey throw stones, but me know say many things spoil, one year no fit balance anything. How far? You see say this matter no dey as easy as you think am, but I know say many of your yarns before you enter, Na political, rhetorical acrobatic, jingoism. Na him make I talk say I go ride my bike reach China if one dollar equal to one Naira. I know that was part of your sound bite during your campaign. Nothing spoil, na Una way. Now, work don set. I know you understand why our expectation…