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=> 2 Female Suicide Bombers Detonate Bombs At Chibok Market In Borno – Dailypost
Two suspected female suicide bombers detonated their bombs inside Chibok market in Chibok local government area of Borno state, leaving 8 people dead and over 30 others critically injured, a party chairman in Chibok, Lawan Pogu told a relation in Maiduguri.
According to the report from Chibok on Wednesday, the Chibok market had since been shut down following the incident of the abduction of Chibok Schoolgirls where over 200 female students were whisked away by Boko Haram.
” The market was only open today, and the suicide bombers hit their target at exactly 12:54 pm. Eight people died at the spot while over 30 were rushed to the General hospital, Uba in Askira local government with two of the victims in critical condition.” he said.
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=> Jonathan’s Ex Special Adviser, Gulak Declares Himself PDP National Chairman -Punch
Former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, on Wednesday pronounced himself the substantive chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Gulak made the pronouncement inside the National Working Committee Hall at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
He spoke in company with his loyalists, which included former Special Assistant to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe and a former Commissioner in Bayelsa State, Chief Ayakeme Whisky.
Gulak said he decided to take over the leadership of the party following the court order of December 16, 2015, which asked the party to name someone from the North-East to replace the former chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
Gulak told the cheering crowd, which included workers at the secretariat, that the NWC must work with him in order to move the party forward.
=> Yahaya Bello Sworn In Without A Deputy-PremiumTimes
Kogi State on Wednesday made another unusual history as its fourth democratically elected governor, Yahaya Bello, was sworn in without a deputy.
The man nominated by the All Progressives Congress to be Mr. Bello’s deputy, James Faleke, made real his threat not to present himself for swearing in with the governor.
He was conspicuously absent at Wednesday’s ceremony, and no replacement was announced at the event.
The legal implication of that arrangement remained unclear Wednesday.
It is the first time in Nigeria’s political history that an elected governor would be inaugurated without a deputy.
The North-Central state had made another history late last year when a leading governorship candidate, Abubakar Audu, died before its governorship election is concluded, throwing the state into what appeared a constitutional logjam.
On Wednesday, Mr. Bello was inaugurated amid pomp and ceremony by the Chief Judge of the state, Nasir Ajana, who administered the oath of office and that of allegiance on him.
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» Obasanjo writes strong-worded letter to Saraki, Dogara- Naij.com
Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has returned to letter writing again. The former president has accused the leadership of the national assembly of not being sensitive to economic plights of Nigeria by planning to buy cars for themselves.
In the letter dated January 13, 2016, seen by The Cable, Obasanjo said a pool cars would have been sufficient to do the committee work, given all the allowances the lawmakers have already collected since their inauguration in June 2015.
The letter was addressed to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki and speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
“While in government, I was threatened with impeachment by the members of the National Assembly for not releasing some money they had appropriated for themselves which were odious and for which there were no incomes to support. The recent issue of cars for legislators would fall into the same category. Whatever name it is disguised as, it is unnecessary and insensitive. A pool of a few cars for each Chamber will suffice for any Committee Chairman or members for any specific duty. The waste that has gone into cars, furniture, housing renovation in the past was mind-boggling and these were veritable sources of waste and corruption. That was why they were abolished. Bringing them back is inimical to the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians,” he wrote.
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=> 2 Men, Including A ‘Soldier’ Caught Engaging In Anal Sex Inside A Jeep In Lagos -Vanguard
Two men, who allegedly had anal sex inside a jeep, were on Tuesday docked at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused – Innocent Egbuna, 33, and Jide Ajayi, 21 – are being tried for a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and act of gross indecency. Egbuna, who claimed to be a soldier, lives at No. 22, Support Regiment, Ijebu-Ode in Ogun, while Ajayi, an unemployed, is a resident of No. 28, Owoduni St., Onipanu on Ikorodu Expressway.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, told the court that the offences were committed on Jan. 18 at Ajao Road, Ikeja. According to him, the accused were caught by an anti-crime patrol team at Ikeja. “The accused were found inside a parked Nissan Jeep with registration no. KSF 914 AC having anal sexual intercourse.READ FULL NEWS….
=>Buhari Departs On 3-day-visit To Kenya
President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja this morning for a 3-day official visit to Kenya .
On arrival in Kenya, President Buhari will join his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other dignitaries at a memorial service for Kenyan soldiers who were killed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia on January 15.
After the memorial service in Eldoret, President Buhari will proceed to Nairobi for bilateral talks on Thursday with Kenyan Government officials led by President Kenyatta.
Before the conclusion of his visit, President Buhari and President Kenyatta will jointly preside over a Kenya-Nigeria Business Forum in Nairobi.
=> JAMB closes forms’ sale on Friday, approves more CBT centres – Vanguard
Sales of the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations UTME, forms close on Friday, the Authority of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said, just as it also approved more computer-based test CBT, examination centres across the country.
Head of Media and Information, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin who spoke with Vanguard on phone Wednesday, disclosed that the examination body will conduct the 2016 UTME between February and March.
He said: “JAMB has approved more centres to give Nigerians the best computer-based test. He explained that the CBT examination would hold in over 400 centres within and outside Nigeria.
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=> Nigeria’s stolen funds not only in Europe but everywhere – EU- Vangaurd
The Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, Mr Michel Arrion has alleged that Nigeria’s stolen funds are not only found in Europe but all over the world. Arrion, stated this at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, while pledging support of the union to President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to recover Nigeria’s looted funds.
He noted that while there were stolen funds in some European countries, it is a bilateral issue between Nigeria and the concerned European countries but assured that the EU will continue to give advocacy support. “Nigeria’s stolen funds are not only in Europe; they are everywhere. So we are happy to see that President Muhammadu Buhari went to UAE to discuss the repatriation of stolen wealth.
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=> Lamata BRT Bus Kills Man At CMS Bridge Lagos (Graphics Pictures) – Nairaland
A REPORTER POSTED THE BELOW ON NAIRALND:
Was on the Bus waiting for the bus to fill up, at CMS under bridge going to APAPA, all of a sudden , I started hearing loud noises , cries and screams..
I was shocked and kept wondering what has happened.
All gaze shifted to a particular part of the road..
I was curious !
What happened ? I inquired.
I was told A Lamata BRT bus just crushed a young man on the BRT lane.
I crossed over to that area, what I saw twisted my mood, I looked at how a human being was lying lifeless.
I was just shaking..
Started reflecting on how empty this world is, and how powerless we are.
I heard that Same BRT type Killed someone on Monday 25 2016. Same spot , same BRT lane.
The blood stains are still there.
I was shocked..!
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=> TB Joshua is my boy! – witch doctor Kwaku Bonsam – Naij.com
Prophet TB Joshua who is the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has come under fire several times for allegedly hiring people to pretend to be sick and disabled and then claim to heal them during his prayer meetings.
Kwaku Bonsam, who operates from a shrine at Sa-Peiman, a village on the outskirts of Nsawam in east Ghana, is assumed to be a very strong witch doctor who is also called ‘Devil of Wednesday’.
Apparently, this Ghanaian priest is said to be very powerful, that he has claimed he’s the ‘spiritual father’ of some of the most powerful preachers in Africa.
Here’s what the priest had to say:
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