Ogba Zoo attack: We are on top of security situation says Obaseki

Ogba Zoo attack: We are on top of security situation says Obaseki

In reacting to the Ogba Zoo attack, Governor Obaseki has assured the Edo people and Nigerians that his administration is on top of the security situation in the state.

Obaseki gave the assurance after an emergency meeting with security agencies at the Government House in Benin City.

He condemned the horrific killings of 3 policemen and abducted Chief Executive of “Ogba Zoological Garden and Nature Park”, Andy Osa Enahire, on Sunday in Benin City.

In his statement “Our hearts are with the families of the slain police officers and we promise to deploy all the resources at our disposal to ensure Mr Ehanire returns to his family in the shortest time possible, and unhurt, …”

“When the Edo State Government received intelligence report on the kidnap of Mr. Osa Ehanire, we immediately contacted the relevant security agencies to do all within their powers to secure his release.”

Recall that a statement was published immediate after the incidence on Sunday and it reads;

The management of Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Benin closed to a rude shock this evening as their proprietor and brother of Senator Daisy Ehanire Danjuma, Mr Andy Danjuma was violently kidnapped.

Sen Daisy Danjuma’s brother was kidnapped in Benin City and two policemen attached to him are feared dead from gun exchange from the kidnappers.

As at press time, the kidnappers are said to be yet to establish contact with the families or the Police.

Benin City is another wild place in Edo State where crime rate is extremely high. The government should really pay attention to security in this area.

Read AlsoNigeria Super Eagles complete squad against Zambia in World Qualifier

 

Nigeria Super Eagles complete squad against Zambia in World Qualifier

Nigeria Super Eagles complete squad against Zambia in World Qualifier

It definitely would be a “clash of the titans” as Nigeria Super Eagles faces Zambia in a most crucial contest that would seal Nigeria’s hope of being at the world cup in 2018.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced its Super Eagles 23-man squad for October’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia.

See the complete squad;

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Ayodele Ajiboye (Plateau United FC)

Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Elderson Echiejile (Sivasspor FC, Turkey); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Chang Chun-Yatai, China); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Standby: Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Afeez Aremu (Akwa United); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United)

The match is scheduled for October 7, 2017 17.00 GMT at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

Read Also‘Andra Day’ made Global Citizen Festival a remarkable event

‘Andra Day’ made Global Citizen Festival a remarkable event

‘Andra Day’ made Global Citizen Festival a remarkable event

Last night’s global citizen festival was a night to remember with lots of testimonies from followers, members and associates.

This year’s festival featured so many representative around the global preaching education, fight against inequalities and lots more.

The event which streamed live on twitter had millions of viewers around the world glued to their devices.

Meanwhile, the platform was used as a medium to help people reawaken their thoughts and propagate the need of offering assistance to the helpless.

Nigeria’s Minister for Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu was present to pledge nigeria’s commitment to its Global citizens. Here is what he had to say;

“On this stage last year our government promised that all nigerian citizens will have access to a safe and hygienic toilet by 2025 or sooner. We take this promise very seriously and we utilized all available resources to ensure the health, dignity and productivity of our people especially our women and girls.

“I’m therefore here today on behalf of President Buhari to pledge that nigeria will work with partners to empower 5.5 million people to achieve open defecation free status by 2018.” 

“This will improve well-being, grow our economy and boost the dignity
of the nigerian people …” According to Mr. Adamu Nigeria is a step closer to 2030 goal.

On social media so much was said and all these were twitted as the event unfolded.

 “280m girls are at risk of being brides by the time they turn 18”; People that have put hearts into it have assisted in sending these girls to schools.

“supporting sustainability & water access for all. Fill your reusable bottle at the water stations all day.”

“US foreign aid has helped over 51 million kids get an education since 2011. Let them keep learning.” 

Global citizen festival had so many performing musicians but the event would have been incomplete without the outstanding performance by Andra Day. She blew the minds of millions of viewers around the world with inspiring great songs that touched lives. It was indeed a night to remember.

Read AlsoVerbal Punch lines between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Verbal Punch lines between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Verbal Punch lines between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un recently went into a verbal war concerning nuclear weapons. Rumor has it that, these leaders may likely cause a war if they continue to stay in power.

Though North Korea’s warning that it might test a nuclear bomb over the Pacific Ocean aggravated the verbal punch lines between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.

You can find more of the verbal punch lines making rounds in the media scrabbled in quotes;

“A frightened dog barks louder,” says Mr. Kim while referring to Mr. Donald Trump.

Mr. Trump on Friday wrote “Kim Jong-un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!”

Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime ” , were the words of Mr. Trump

Mr. Trump called North Korea’s autocracy a “band of criminals” and Mr. Kim a “Rocket Man on a suicide mission…”

Here is Mr. Kim’s description of Donald Trump “He is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician”

Trump who does not weigh his words said “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”

In response to Trump’s statement by Mr. Kim; “Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wants to say,” he added. “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U. S. dotard with fire.”

The general opinion of observers proves that these two leaders are not worthy of piloting affairs of these countries.

Funny enough Mr. Kim is only 33 years of age meaning Mr. Trump is old enough to be his father.

Hmm! in your opinion, whose punch line is stronger?

Read Also: IPOB commends south-east senators and its leadership for speaking out

 

IPOB commends south-east senators and its leadership for speaking out

IPOB commends south-east senators and its leadership for speaking out

IPOB has commended the south-east senators and its leadership for standing firm to condemn the tagging of IPOB by the Nigerian government and its judiciary as a terrorist group.

This was made public by its media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful in a statement published on Friday.

Recall that few days ago, the federal government of Nigeria and its judiciary had declared IPOB a terrorist group and had deployed its army for Operation Python Dance II (Egwu Eke Ebo).

According to Powerful there would have been mass execution of innocent IPOB members under the cover of Operation Python Dance II but it came to a halt by the intervention of the south-east senators and the senate president.

“… South East lawmakers refused to be cowed into submission to tag IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as a terrorist and unlawful organisation should be applauded by all lovers of freedom around the world. It represents the triumph of freedom of speech and association over tyranny, brute force and dictatorial tendencies.”

“We strongly urge the National Assembly to investigate the activities of IPOB thoroughly because we have nothing to fear. They should also look into the recent killings of unarmed civilian populations in Afaraukwu Umuahia and Aba in the ongoing military occupation of Biafraland.”

“We are also calling on United Nation UN, European Union EU, African Union AU, ECOWAS, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, USA, Israel, Russia, Britain, Germany, France, and other relevant human rights to probe IPOB and thoroughly investigate the ongoing killings of unarmed and innocent civilians and the military siege of Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia Abia State by the Nigerian Government and her security operatives especially the Army and Police.”

Consequently there has been no reaction from federal government in objection to the statement made by the lawmakers. This shows there is a clear separation of power in Nigeria’s democracy.

Read AlsoSukkuk Issuance Unconstitutional, CAN cries out to the world Christian

Sukkuk Issuance Unconstitutional, CAN cries out to the world

Sukkuk Issuance Unconstitutional, CAN cries out to the world

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday published on its website “Sukkuk Issuance Unconstitutional …” This came as a shock to so many Nigerians living in Nigeria and abroad.

The detailed write-up clearly states President Buhari’s plan to Islamise Nigeria. Could this be true? The complete write-up will definitely blow your mind. CAN says it is unconstitutional and it’s a plan of the Federal Government to sell off Nigeria through the back.

See detailed write-up below;

Once again, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is compelled to raise a petition and protest against the unrelenting plan of the Federal Government of Nigeria to introduce Islamic financing into a secular state in violation of Section 10 of the Constitution.

According to this section in the Constitution, the Nigerian State is Secular and Government is expected to be neutral on issues involving religion. By promoting a sectional religious financial policy, the Government is violating both the spirit and the letter of Section 10 of the Constitution.

The Christian Association of Nigeria has been protesting against this aberration since the Osun State Government, under Governor Rafiu Aregbesola embarked on this violation of the Constitution. Rather than stand in the defense of the Constitution, it is disappointing to note that the Federal Government, is pursuing what is out rightly a confirmation of an Islamization Agenda.

The recent floating of Sukkuk Bond by the Federal Government is not only sectional but illegal and a violation of the Constitution. Every law that has been promulgated to back the Sukkuk issuance and promote an Islamic banking system in Nigeria is ultra vires, illegal, null and void.

Islamic finance is financing which conforms to the doctrines of the Islamic law known as “Shari’a”. The sources of Shari’a (in hierarchical order) are as follows:

(1). The Qur’an;

(2). Sunna (the teachings and practices of The Prophet Muhammad); and

(3). Ijtihad and Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence).

There has never been a time that Nigerians held a Referendum or convened a Constituent Assembly that passed a resolution that the nation has transmuted into an Islamic State.

Therefore, the manipulations and scheming to smuggle the country into a full blown Islamic state should stop. These manipulations became apparent with the smuggling of Nigeria into OIC in 1986, by the Ibrahim Babangida Military junta.

OBJECTIONS

Our objections to the Sukkuk Bond and all forms of Islamic financing are as follows:

Funds raised under Sukkuk MUST be used for Shariah compliant (halal) activities. Nigeria is not a Sharia compliant nation, it is a Democratic country. Nigeria cannot operate two National Ideologies.
The Sukkuk shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as the Islamic Law of Mu’amalatmaliyyah. We insist that there cannot be two laws for one nation.
Sukkuk is ASSET BASED banking system unlike the conventional banking that is ASSET BACKED. While under the conventional banking system, the borrower provides collateral to back the loan and retrieves his asset after the loan is redeemed, under Sukkuk, the loan is BASED on an asset which is land and irredeemable. The Sukkuk holder (lender) accepts land as asset on which the loan is based. At no time does the title pass to the customer, nor is it expected to pass. If the customer wishes to retrieve his asset at a later date, a separate agreement has to be drawn up. This in our view, is a sly and treacherous attempt to sell Nigeria to Arab Islamic Nations. It infringes on the sovereignty of Nigeria as the loan giver becomes part owner of the land of the receiver.
The operation of Sukkuk is based on Islamic value system and Sharia Jurisprudence. This makes Sukkuk unconstitutional.
The IMF says that the issuance of Sukkuk by non-Islamic states/countries is a breach of the religious neutrality of the government of such state.
CONCLUSION

The Federal Government must dismantle all legal and institutional framework established to promote Islamic Financing in Nigeria. The NEW RULES/AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Section 313(6) of the Investments and Securities Act 2007, and all other forms of law guiding operation of Sukkuk issuance in Nigeria should be repealed, forthwith.

In the alternative, legal redress will be sought to defend the Sovereignty and territorial integrity of Nigeria if the National Assembly failed to checkmate the Executive on this unconstitutional action.

We affirm that the territorial integrity of Nigeria is undermined through the issuance of Sukkuk in the country. We hope that the Federal Government shall desist in its policies of unbridled religious sectionalism.

We seek your support and assistance in making this CAN position known to the whole world.

Thank you.

Signed

Rev. Dr. Musa Asake, General Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Consequently CAN has issued a warning to the federal government to desist in its policies of unbridled religious sectionalism.

Hmm! What is going on in the most populous black nation of the world?

Read AlsoNational Orientation Agency appeals to Nigerians using hate speeches

National Orientation Agency appeals to Nigerians using hate speeches

National Orientation Agency appeals to Nigerians using hate speeches

The National Orientation Agency NOA has called on Nigerians to shun violence of any sort so as to live in peace and harmony.

This was made public by the Kaduna State branch Director NOA, Zubairu Galadima
when he observed the hate speech making rounds on social media.

According to Galadima, the appeal is to allow peace prevail in the country. He also said if it ‘s not properly checked it may result to fight, lost of  lives and properties. He went on to emphasize that people should ignore rumours and continue with their businesses without fear.

The phenomenon, if not checked is capable of degenerating into full crisis and insecurity, loss of lives and property.

People should ignore rumours and go about their businesses without fear, and all residents of the state should help discourage rumor mongering and promote peace.

He later disclosed that the agency had commenced peace building campaign and advocacy in all the 23 local government areas of the state, adding that the idea is to promote peace and patriotism.

Wow! We sincerely hope the advocacy will cut across the 36 states of the federation.

Read AlsoGoogle celebrates Amalia Hernandez the mexican dance queen

Google celebrates Amalia Hernandez the mexican dance queen

Google celebrates Amalia Hernandez the mexican dance queen

Google is celebrating the life and legacy of Amalia Hernandez with a colourful doodle due to her passion for dance.

See the doodle below;

What a creativity one would say!

Hernandez who would have been 100 today, will be remembered as an ambassador for Mexican culture, and for having played an integral role in show casing her country’s culture to the world.

Amalia Hernandez who died at age 87 was a Mexican ballet choreographer and founder of the world-renowned Ballet Folklórico de México.

She is also the founder of Folkloric Ballet School in Mexico City. Her style of dance has since been adopted by all continents of the world.

Hernandez legacy lives on as google celebrates her with its beautiful doodle.

Read AlsoFive most common mistakes people make in bitcoin investment

Five most common mistakes people make in bitcoin investment

Five most common mistakes people make in bitcoin investment

People most often make big mistakes when it has to do with bitcoin investment. Thoughts outlined below concerning five most common mistakes people make in bitcoin investment are based on personal life experience.

1. Indecisive to buy:

Many of us that invest in bitcoin most times find it difficult to make decisions. It could be, the contract is not profitable or the miner has not advertised a good deal. From my personal experience it is always good when you mine with a company that is very reliable. When ever a contract is show cased always take the advantage of purchasing the contract at that instance else it may roll away.

2. Not buying enough:

If you don’t buy enough you don’t get quick return on investment ROI even though it may be very risky. When a contract for mining is show cased always buy enough to get a quick return on investment ROI.

3. Selling after small profit:

Whenever you sell bitcoin from small profit, you will end-up profiting very little but when the profit is large, you will earn huge profit. So it is better you wait to sell when you make huge profit.

4. Selling during panic crash:

Whenever there is panic on the crash of bitcoin, the value drops as traders sell bitcoin making huge losses. It’s advisable you don’t sell all you have during panic crash of bitcoin. Sell whenever you desire to sell even though it could be of high risk. Always learn to take the risk.

5. Not buying a contract when flagged up:

A lot people fail to buy contracts when flagged off which is caused by non-availability of funds. It is recommended you borrow money or bitcoin in order to buy a contract or upgrade a contract when it’s flagged up. It may roll away if you don’t act fast.

Always note that bitcoin investment is highly profitable if you learn to avoid these five common mistakes people make.

Read AlsoROAD MAP TO AKWA IBOM AT 30 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

 

ROAD MAP TO AKWA IBOM AT 30 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

ROAD MAP TO AKWA IBOM AT 30 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The cultural carnival and golf tournament have set the tone for Akwa Ibom at 30 anniversary celebrations.

Lined up events for the remaining days:

18th September, 2017
›Dise Photo Exhibition – Ibibio Union Museum

19th September, 2017
›Ibom Food Fest – Ibom Unity Park
›Civil Service Auditorium, Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat

20th September, 2017
›Dakkada Business Forum – Ibom Hall
›Orange Music Fiesta – Ibom Hall

21st September, 2017  
›FEYREP Anniversary Event – Ibom Hall, IBB Avenue, Uyo
›Novelty Football Match – Godswill Akpabio International Stadium
›An Evening with the Generals, State Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo
›Styles of Akwa Ibom – Ibom Hall

22nd September, 2017  
›MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISE CLINIC, Ibom Hall
›Ndoko Akwa Ibom, MISS AKWA IBOM PAGEANT 2017– Ibom Hall

23rd September, 2017
*_PROJECT_* * *_COMMISSIONING_* *
›Electric Metering Factory, Onna
›General Hospital, Etinan
›Syringe Factory, Onna
›March Past & Cultural Display – Godswill Akpabio International Stadium
›State Anniversary Banquet & Award Night – Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort

24th September, 2017
SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE
›30th Anniversary of the Creation of Akwa Ibom State – Ibom Hall Grounds
›Nigeria @ 57 Independence Anniversary – Ibom Hall Grounds
›Luncheon – State Banquet Hall,  Government House, Uyo (AFTER THE CHURCH SERVICE)

25th September, 2017
›SWEARING – IN OF NEW CHAIRMAN, AKWA IBOM STATE COUNCIL OF CHIEFS – State Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo

#AkwaIbomAt30…#OrangeSeptember… #AkwaIbomAyaya …#UdomEmmanuel

You can also be a part of these lined-up events in Akwa Ibom State. Don’t be left out!

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