April 2018

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has led other senators to visit their colleague, Senator Dino Melaye at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Melaye was admitted into the hospital on Tuesday following an attack by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS when they were forcefully taking him to Kogi to be paraded in court along with some suspected criminals. It was alleged that the Senator was pushed out of moving Police vehicle. Some of his colleagues who tried to visit him on Tuesday and early Wednesday reported that the police prevented them from seeing their colleague.
However, the President of the Senate, following a resolution on the floor of the senate, led a powerful delegation to the hospital to see their colleague and ascertain his state of health.
The senate had adjourned plenary on Wednesday following a two prayers over the arrest and humiliation of their colleague.
The decision of the Senate followed a motion moved by Senator Sam Anyanwu over the arrest of their colleagues. Anyanwu had decried that the police refused him and other colleagues from seeing Melaye at the hospital.
The prayer that the senate adjourn was moved by Senator Mao Ohuabunwa who insisted that there was no need for the senate to sit and debate when the health condition of their colleague was unknown.
The prayer was seconded by Senator Sunny Ugboji and adopted by the senate and the senate thereafter adjourned plenary.
The senate also adopted the motion that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, should come and brief the senate in plenary..
Speaking to newsmen, Saraki notrd that the Senate leadership was very concerned about the turn of events surrounding the arrest and humiliation of their colleague.
 “We as leaders are very concerned, Deputy leader and others have been sent to look for Dino Melaye. But it has gone beyond that and I can appreciate the emotions that have passed.
“The IGP should brief us tomorrow.
“I want to thank those who contributed. At times like this it is difficult to speak the truth because this is a violation on one, a violation on all of us, a violation on the institution and a violation on democracy.
“This action is a threat to the democracy we are all fighting for,
“We are about to go into an election period, and if these are the kind of excesses we will see from those responsible to protect us, then it is a cause for concern.
“We must all condemn this action, we should not be spending our energy on things like this,” he said.
Saraki added that since the incident, he had been trying to reach the Police IGP to no avail, adding that is smirks of disrespect to him and to the institution of the Senate.
“I have not been able to reach the IGP and that is a disrespect, not only to me as an individual but to the institution of the Senate.
“This must stop. There are procedures and there are ways, he said.
Speaking earlier, Senator Chukwuka Utazi challenged his colleagues to speak the truth at all times insisting that it does not matter if the senator in question was liked by all.
According to him, it could be Dino today and someone else tomorrow, adding that the action was an affront on the institution and on democracy.
He charged his colleagues that anyone who refrained from speaking or who supports the actions of the Police was not acting in the interest of Nigeria.
Senator Shehu Sani who gave soul searching sermon called on his colleagues and all arms of government to be mindful of their actions while they are in power as power would not always remain in their hands.
He stressed that the right things must be done by all who are in position of authority so that posterity would judge them fairly.
Shortly before the senate adjourned, the delegation that was earlier sent to the National Hospital by Saraki returned to brief the upper legislative chamber.
Deputy Leader of the Senate Bala Ibn Na’Allah who led the delegation told the house that they were able to speak with the doctor in charge as well as the medical director of the hospital.
“The assurance we have is that they are doing what is possible to stabilize him. Currently he is in the intensive care unit and they are doing all they can to stabilize him.
“We tried to see him but the instruction is that only Senator Kaka and Abu Ibrahim have the permission to see him.
“There is one issue that is worrisome: his feeding is an issue, the Police is afraid to feed him, the National Hospital also expressed reservation about feeding him, but before we left we had a discussion on how to feed him.
“It was agreed that if there is a way they can arrange for food from any source but the source must taste the food first.
“There is an insistence to remove him from the National Hospital but the hospital has insisted that the police must sign an undertaken before he can be removed,” he said

House of Representatives member from Rivers state, Hon Kingsley Chinda has called for the impeachment of Buhari, saying that he has committed impeachable offenses. Among the offenses, according to Hon Chinda, was the authorisation, by Buhari, for the purchase of airplanes at a whopping sum of $469m without the approval of the National Assembly. It was noted that the planes would be delivered in 2020.
Hon Chinda, who is the House Committee Chairman on appropriation and public accounts noted that the spending by Buhari is a breach of the constitution which does not recognize anticipatory approval.
“This is an impeachable offense and there is no misconduct more serious than this”, said Chinda.
He urged the House to commence the impeachment of Mr President.
It has been disclosed that the current cost of Tucano jets bought and deployed in Afghanistan is still $10.47m per jet. Buhari has squandered an excess of $343m on the shady deal of purchase of 12 airplanes, said a source.
Buhari approved $469m instead of $125.64m for 12 pieces to be delivered in 2020, thereby increasing the cost of one jet to $39m with Nigeria losing $343.36m in the deal.

Nigerians have been warned that if they give Gen. Buhari a second chance, he would change the constitution to make himself a life president. The warning was given by a United State of America based  Professor, Farooq Kperogi through his twitter handle, @farooqkperogi. He cautioned that a second term for buhari will spell doom for Nigerians, saying that he will be more brutal than he is presently.
He recalled that this life presidency project was the ambition of Obasanjo, another retired Army General, but Nigeria was saved then by the  National Assembly. Kperogi who was among those who supported Buhari in 2015 told Nigerians to ensure that Buuhari is kicked out in 2019 as he does not mean well for the country.

Inspite of plots by the APC to frustrate the formation of Neighbourhood security watch in rivers state, the governor has insisted that there is no going back on the decision to provide security in the state. To show his determination, Gov Wike has inaugurated the Board of Directors of the State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency, with a charge to the members to kick-start the process of recruiting quality operatives for the agency.
Performing the inauguration on Monday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike said there is no going back on the establishment of the agency because it is central to the security of the state.
He charged them to use their  "experiences and capabilities to ensure that the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency takes off effectively.
"Start the recruitment process of the operatives. By September, 2018, I expect that the training of operatives would have been concluded and the agency fully operational ".
He charged members of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency not to be swayed by the antics of opponents of the establishment of the agency because their duty is vital to the stability of the state.
The governor alerted the nation that some politicians have approached the police to sabotage the scheme by rejecting operatives recruited by the agency.
He said that the State Executive Council will approach the Rivers State House of Assembly for the amendment of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency law, so that the Police will not be required to vet the recruited operatives as is obtainable in Lagos State.
The governor advised the Board of Directors of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency to recruit only persons that have the interest of the state at heart.
He said contrary to criticisms against the Neighbourhood Safety Corps, they are only to bear light arms subject to the approval of the Police, adding that the light arms to be borne by the agency's operatives would be for self defence.
"The Chairman of the Board is a retired Brigadier General, while the Director General is a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police. We have appointed credible and experienced retired security chiefs because we want the best for the state.
'Now that we have prevailing peace in the state, all efforts should be geared towards sustaining it", he said.
Responding, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency , Brigadier General Dick Ironabare assured the government and people of the state that the agency will work to enhance state-wide security.
He commended the Rivers State Governor for deeming it necessary to set up the new security scheme, which is in line with international best practices of securing communities.
The Chairman said the agency will work within the ambit of the law in the discharge of her duties. He said most of the people opposed to the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency do so because they don't understand its relevance in modern day security framework.
He commended Governor Wike for the support rendered to security agencies across the state as well as the promulgation of stringent laws to check kidnapping and cultism.
Those inaugurated as Board of Directors of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency include: Brigadier General Dick Ironabare --Chairman ,Chief Casca Ogosu --Member ,Mr Dennis Amachree -Member ,Prof Emenike Wami -Member,Anthony Uzo Ozurumba -Member ,Uche Mike Chukwuma - Director General ,Mrs Victoria Chikeka --- Member , Barrister Nma Omereji.

The dreaded FULANI Herdsmen terrorists in a night attack killed four family members in Mbiya Central village at the outskirts of Takum town, in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba state, village of Gen T Y Danjuma, former chief of army staff.  The attack is believed to be the reaction of Buhari and the Fulani terrorists to the revelation by T.Y,Danjuma that the Nigerian security, under Buhari, aids terrorists to kill innocent Nigerians,
Confirming the report on, Chairman of Takum Local Government, Hon. Shiban Tikare, said a nine months old baby mysteriously survived the attack.
He said the attackers stormed the village around 2:00 am on last Wednesday and slaughtered the four family members who were deep asleep.
“We heard gunshots around 1:00 am along Takum -Ussa road and while we were making efforts to mobilise policemen to the area, we heard sporadic gunshots at Mbiya Central, a community, just at the outskirts of Takum town.
“By the time we got there, a family of four; a man, his wife and two children were slaughtered like chickens. A baby mysteriously survived the attack. The attackers whom we suspected to be Fulani herdsmen also attacked Basam, a village close to retired Gen. TY Danjuma’s farm and set the whole village ablaze”, Tikare said.
The Chairman further revealed that the killings are going on in the area despite the extension of Exercise Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) in the area. The soldiers have been accused of brutalising the people of the area. “Instead of combing the villages to flush out the attackers, the Army is busy brutalising people in the town, my people are disappointed with the exercise that is not yielding the desired results”, Tikare added.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP. David Misal confirmed the attack in Takum. He did not however give any casualty figures.
Takum is the hometown of Gen. TY Danjuma (rtd) and Governor Darius Ishaku.
Danjuma had recently alleged that the Armed Forces were colluding with bandits to kill Nigerians,
and urged Nigerians to rise up and defend themselves to avoid ethnic cleansing

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has raised alarm over a plot by Gen Buhari and his agents to frame him up by planting illegal items on him in any of his trips outside the shores of Nigeria, and have him quizzed and embarrassed by foreign security agencies.
A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media noted that investigations by the Rivers State Governor revealed the Federal Government headed by Buhari is using her security agencies to plan the set up anytime the governor travels abroad.
The governor said: " My investigation reveals that the Federal government using her security agencies is planning to set me up anytime I am travelling outside the country. They plan to organise security to storm the hotel I am staying and say they found xyz cash in my possession; after which they would say I was arrested for currency trafficking or whatever offences outside the country.
"They will then precipitate crisis in my state and other parts of Nigeria. They will plan demonstrations to demonize me and claim I have gone outside to embarrass the country. The public odium is meant to smear me before my people and other Nigerians. It is unfortunate, wicked and unfair.
"What they plan is similar to what was once done to the late Chief DSP Alamieseigha. They are planning what they call the 'Alams treatment' for me. But, by the grace of Almighty God, they will fail."
Governor Wike said, though he was neither scared nor disturbed over the plot, he felt the need to alert the nation and the world to the evil and dangerous dimension politics had degenerated in the country.
He said: "I am using this opportunity to alert the world of the sinister plot. I am a law-abiding citizen of this country and countries I visit in the course of my work or holidays. I have never dabbled into anything illegal. So, any attempt to frame me up on trumped up charges or alleged offences is bound to fail."
"What they are doing is just cheap politics. They want to intimidate the opposition into silence as they are already doing with their so-called 'looters' list'. It won't work. We can't all be intimidated. What we expect government at the centre to do is to showcase to the people their lists of achievements; why they should get a second chance. But they have nothing to show; so they are embarking on intimidation and arm-twisting tactics of the opposition."
Governor Wike said he was sure of resounding victory at the polls in 2019, because he has been serving the people diligently and efficiently.
"My works will speak for me. My projects will speak for. The People of Rivers State will speak for me by voting me back. No shaking, " he said.

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has released Hussaini Maitangaran, a Boko Haram commander and one of the African deadliest terrorist who was responsible for the overall activities of the Islamist terror group.
Maitangaran, who is also the Boko Haram chief Bombmaker allegedly spearheaded several deadly attacks in Kano, especially the November 28, 2014 bombing of Kano Central Mosque, and responsible for the killing over 1,200 people.
On the November 28 bombing, about 120 people were killed and 260 injured in Kano Central Mosque.
He was arrested by the Directorate of State Security (DSS) by the previous government after being on the wanted list since 2012.
Terrorist Maitangara, a member of the Al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram, was released by the government of APC headed by Buhari, as part of their desperation to use the terrorists for the rigging of the 2019 elections. It was gathered that he and his colleagues were handsomely rewarded with millions of naira.
The Al-Barnawi faction was accused of kidnapping the Dapchi school girls by the Nigerian government, but the group washed its hands off any involvement with Dapchi school girls abduction.
The locals in Maiduguri claimed that Hussaini as gone back to what he knows best, bomb-making and bombing innocent lives and the reason for series of bomb attacks in the metropolitan in the last few weeks.
Boko Haram attacked Maiduguri on Sunday night, killing 29 people and 83 people were seriously

Reno Omokri, a spokesperson for former President Goodluck Jonathan, has launched a blistering attack on the Nigerian government and the Minister of Information, Mr LIE LAI Mohammed, over two lists of alleged looters released by the administration.
Mr Lai Mohammed, had organised 2 press conferences in Lagos, first on Friday, and later on Sunday during which he released two separate lists he claimed contained names of persons who were involved in looting nigeria’s treasury. The lists have however been dismissed as a list of those opposed to the failed rulership of Gen. Buhari.
But reacting to the Lai Mohammed’s lists, Reno Omokri criticised the government for failing to include names of members of the ruling APC accused of or being tried for corruption.
In a statement entitled: "The Real Looters List That Buhari and Lai Mohammed Do Not Want You To Know About,” the former president’s spokesperson named 10 members of the APC he said are being protected by the APC government.
A few days ago, the fallacious minister of information, the rightly named Lai Mohammed, whose first name rhymes with his life’s calling, released a so called ‘looters list’ with six names of alleged looters.

After he was ridiculed by civil society, the opposition and the international community, Mr. Lai Mohammed hurriedly put out a statement tagging his list a ‘teaser’.
When that lie refused to fly, the notorious fibber, Lai Mohammed, released yet another list on  April 1, 2018. Coincidentally, April 1 is April Fools day and it was befitting that Lai released his list on that day because only a fool will believe the list he put together.
His list did not contain even one member of the All Progressive Congress. If the list proves anything, it is that President Buhari, Lai Mohammed and their All Progressive Congress are not fighting corruption. Instead they are supporting corruption.
I have taken the pains to produce a ‘teaser’ looters list of APC members who are collectively alleged to have looted over $2 billion (when you convert the dollar value of what they allegedly looted at the time they allegedly looted it).
I challenge President Buhari and Lai Mohammed to explain why these men did not feature on their list and why they continue to remain in this APC government where they wield immense powers and influence, even over the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that is meant to prosecute them.
I further challenge President Buhari and Lai Mohammed to explain to Nigerians why they failed to reveal to Nigerians that President Buhari himself is a MAJOR beneficiary of the funds that the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, received from the treasury for the security of Nigerians.
I assure Nigerians that Sambo Dasuki is not in jail for a crime he committed in 2015. He is rather being persecuted for a ‘crime’ he committed in 1985.
*Please find below the teaser list of looters.
APC Looters List:-
Rotimi Amaechi: Indicted by the Justice George Omeregi led Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry of looting ₦97 billion along with co indictees including a former army general.
Saminu Turaki: Alleged to have looted ₦36 billion. First charged before Justice Sabi’u Yahuza of the Federal High Court in Dutse, Jigawa State. Currently facing trial before justice Nnamdi Dimgba at the FCT High Court.
Timipre Sylva: A well known financier and supporter of the APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Alleged to have looted ₦19.7 billion. Was facing trial before Justice A. Y. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja. However, two days after President Buhari was sworn in, the new APC government WITHDREW the charges preferred against Sylva on June 1, 2015 and on October 3, 2018, the EFCC returned to Sylva, 48 houses seized from him during the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan in 2013 to him.
Murtala Nyako: Alleged to have looted ₦29 billion. Currently facing trial before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.
Senator Danjuma Goje: Alleged to have looted ₦25 billion. Currently facing trial before the Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, Plateau State.
*Senator Abdullahi Adamu:* Alleged to have looted ₦15 billion with the help of 18 co accused. Charged on March 3, 2010. The case continues to linger in court.
*Orji Kalu:* Alleged to have looted ₦3.2 billion. Currently facing trial before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
*Kayode Fayemi:* Indicted by the Ekiti Judicial Commission of Inquiry headed by former Ekiti State chief judge and the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Ademola Ajakaiye, of sundry financial malfeasance totaling over ₦2 billion.
*Senator Joshua Dariye:* Alleged to have looted ₦1.2 billion. Currently facing trial before Justice Adebukola Banjoko at an FCT High Court.
*Babachir Lawal: former Secretary to the Government of the Federation.* Allegedly gave a ₦200 million contract to his own company from monies meant to look after Internally Displaced Persons. Has been sacked after protest by the opposition and civil society. Has still not been charged. Was allowed to be replaced by his own cousin. *By the omission of these names, the Buhari led Federal Government has vindicated Transparency International.*
According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, Nigeria is more corrupt today under Buhari than at any other time since Transparency International started keeping records!
*We have moved 12 places backward from 136 to 148.* Yet this administration has the guts to accuse a government under whom Nigeria made her best ever progress on the Corruption Perception Index of corruption? *We moved from 144 to 136 in 2014 under President Jonathan because that government fought corruption in court and not through the media.*
Note that this is just a teaser. Depending on the reaction of the Buhari-led government, more name will be released before 2019 elections

A Niger Delta social justice crusader and Convener of Niger-Delta Self-Determination Movement, NDSDM, Ankio Briggs, has warned the federal government headed by General Muhammadu Buhari against its plan to grant amnesty to members of the Boko Haram terror group known to be associated with ISIS. She insisted that with resources from the Niger Delta soil should not be used to settle and empower terrorists in the guise of amnesty program..
Opposing the plan, Ankio Briggs said amnesty for Boko Haram would amount to the government admitting that Nigerian government has failed woefully and is incapable of saving Nigerians from terrorists and foreign invaders.
She recalled that the government had repeatedly described Boko Haram terrorists and killer herdsmen as foreigners.
She wondered why the government would turn around to grant foreigners amnesty in Nigeria.
According to the crusader, ”Boko Haram has owned up to being a terrorist group. It has declared its support and affiliation to the ISIS, a renowned world terrorist organisation.
“If the government wants to grant amnesty to a terrorist groups, I think this country is finished. It means kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminals can be granted amnesty.
”This government wants Nigerians to believe that Boko Haram will embrace amnesty. I hope they don’t want to use Niger Delta oil money for the amnesty programme.
“Government has told us repeatedly that Boko Haram are foreigners. By wanting to grant amnesty to Boko Haram, the government has admitted that Nigeria has failed and it has no capacity to protect Nigerians. We have killer herdsmen all over the place.
“Foreigners have invaded Nigeria and the best the government can do is to grant them amnesty? That is why we in the Niger Delta want referendum.”

On Thursday, March 29, Nigeria’s dictatorial ruler, Gen Muhammadu Buhari stormed Lagos amidst very tight security to participate in owambe parties organised by the state government as part of the fanfare of the commissioning of a motor park built by the state government. A British super model, actress and singer, Naomi Campbell was allegedly invited to join Buhari in the celebration.
However, while the fanfare was going on in Lagos, 11 soldiers killed by boko haram terrorists on March 20 along Birnin Gwari - Funtua road during a military operation named Ayem Akpatuma, were sorrowfully being buried at the Commonwealth Cemetery, Kaduna, amidst tears. The fallen soldiers include Private Olabode Hammed, Private Bamidele Adekunke Emmanuel, Private Onuchukwu Christian Chigoziri, Private Adamu Muhammed, Private Lamara Ahmed and Private Mubarak Suleiman, as well as Private Bashir Dani, Private Usman Abubakar Halo. Private Nafiu Iliyasu, Private Safiyanu Ahmed and Private Alhassan Ibrahim.
It was never expected that Buhari, a retired soldier, and commandr in chief of the armed forces would be attending a party when soldiers killed in active service were being buried. 

Nigeria’s maximum ruler, Gen Mohammadu Buhari escaped being lynched at the National Mosque, Abuja last Friday, 30th March 2018 by angry protesters suspected to be members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

Buhari, who came to the Mosque for the second time since his inauguration in 2015 for the wedding of his brother-in-law, Hamza, was attacked by a large group of irate worshippers immediately after the end of the Friday prayers.

Sensing the danger, security forces took over the environment and barricaded the president. The worshippers, shouting ‘you are a murderer, an unjust leader and a hypocrite’, were blocked by the security. They continued saying ‘we are ready to die, you can kill us all’.

It was gathered that the protesters knew that Buhari would be at the mosque for the marriage ceremony so they mobilized against him. Julius Berger had earlier in the day erected high barricades around the mosque, which gave out that the president was going to attend Hamza’s wedding.

Many faithful considered Buhari’s presence in the mosque as a desecration of the mosque as he refused to pull off his shoes and to sit on the floor like other muslims.


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