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It is August 9 2016, a cool wet morning it is here in Lagos. I bring to you the major stories in today’s newspapers.
Nigerians Are Facing Poverty, Hunger, Says Senator Sani.
NASS Alone Cannot Pad Budgets – Na’abba.
Not a no-man’s land: Abuja’s natives get ready to fight.
Nigeria: Stop Blaming Doctors for Instability in Health Sector, Says NMA Boss.
Circulation Of Illicit Weapons: Group disputes report by UNREC.
PDP Chairmanship: South South govs can’t impose Agbaje on us — Group.
Man, 47, defiles neighbour’s 18-month-old baby.
Contractor diverts 60 trucks of grains meant for Borno IDPs.
Most company websites are prone to cyber attacks — Okonkwo.
Digital migration: StarTimes introduces 2-in-1 decoder.
Ghana beats Nigeria, passes petroleum bill.
Revenue shortfall: FG borrows N600bn in six months.
Explosives: Govt appoints mines officers for states, zones.
Foreign firm to build aircraft repair facility.
Nigeria: Nigeria Earned N692 Billion From Oil, Gas Sales in Last One Year Under Buhari.
Nigeria: Oloyede Assumes Duties At JAMB, Pledges to Develop Robust Technology for Agency.
Nigeria: Five Injured in Abuja As Police Breaks Traffic Rule.
If Africans can’t send men to moon, they should at least organize free elections – Jonathan.
Nigeria: Four Ships Laden With Petrol Waiting to Discharge in Lagos Ports.
Nigeria: Nigeria, Others Record 26 Percent Job Cut in Oil Production.
Nigeria: Budget Padding – EFCC to Extend Probe to Senate.
EFCC Arrests, Releases Blogger, Abubakar Usman For Cyber Stalking. The Leadership Newspaper reports.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arrested a blogger, Mr Abubakar Sidiq Usman, for offences bordering on cyber stalking. The suspect who is the publisher of Abusidiqu.com was picked up at his Kubwa, Abuja home in the early hours of yesterday by some operatives of the EFCC and was questioned over the alleged offence which contravenes sections of the Cyber Crime Act.
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said the suspect was offered administrative bail as at the time of going to press and would be released to his elected sureties. Usman had reported in his blog that regular members of staff at the EFCC are complaining that they are being bullied by the acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu. The report also alleged that “Recently, Mr Magu started by victimising ‘Protective Core Operatives’ of the EFCC due to a revelation given to him by the arrested air chief who is a close ally of himself and his Godfather NSA, Monguno.”
Norton says, cyberstalking, simply put, is online stalking. It has been defined as the use of technology, particularly the Internet, to harass someone. Common characteristics include false accusations, monitoring, threats, identity theft, and data destruction or manipulation.
Niger Killings: Soldiers Killed Innocent Villagers, Not Bandits – Sen Umaru.
IGP To NLC: We’ll Not Spare Killers Of Slain Workers At Nasarawa Rally.
Military Invasion: Security Agents Arrest Lawyer, 2 Others.
Boko Haram: Shekau Threatens To Hit Presidency, Army.
2016 Hajj Airlift Begins In Sokoto With 500 Pilgrims.
OPEC Predicts Oil Price Rise, Meets In September.
National convention: South West PDP In Disarray Over Chairmanship Slot.
Panic In Nasarawa As Ombatse Militia Regroups.
2 Foreign Banks To Manage FG’s $1bn Eurobond.
NNPC Considers Crude Importation from Chad, Niger Republic for Kaduna Refinery.
Re-Nigerian Supreme Council for Sharia describes Shiite Muslims as hypocrites. AhluBayt
Yesterday, while surfing the internet for news I came across two news items on Leadership and Nigerian Tribune newspapers.
The first report was titled “Supreme Council for Sharia describes Shiites group as hypocrites” while the later was headlined “Zaria Clash: Indicted Shiites must not go unpunished-Sharia Council”.
These two headlines have transit me to a state of voluminous thought. And, questions began to brainstorm on who are behind this group, what is it mission and vision and most importantly as an Islamic group, what are their contributions towards the development of Islam in Nigeria?
I found my answers after reading the news items patiently. As the group Chairman goes by a name, Yusuf Sambo Rigachikun which I am familiar with as an unapologetic Wahhabi figure in Kaduna and it environs. Also, he is well-known to politicians as he glued to their corridors hunting for what to eat, for a living.
It is distressing to a see a fraudster masquerading as a cleric and speaking basing all his allegations against the Islamic movement on hearsay.
Read the clown as I quote him verbatim “From the little we heard about the submitted report of the commission of inquiry into the Military/Shiites clash last December, the council calls on the government to release the White paper on the crisis. This will go a long way in curbing the menace of Shi’a in our society”.
The so called Chairman of SCSN hasn’t read the recommendations of the JCI but having primary knowledge on who and why of the JCI, also from the ‘little he heard’ he concluded his fallacies. It sounds strange that a Chairman of a ‘supreme’ Islamic group cannot set his hands on the report that was cooked by the JCI to read it, but relied on the tittle-tattle he heard from the road side.
To show that he belong to the Wahhabi school of thought that recognizes no one as Muslims, Sambo said “…it has become obvious that Shiism is not Islam” as the Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and ISIS leader al-Baghadadi labored in their seditious sermons.
He further said the Shiites must be punished for their role in the clash because according to him, their (Shiites) attitude towards the army was unIslamic. But he forgot to educate the public on whether extrajudicial killing is Islamic or not. Probably, he is in a haste to go and spend what he received in the brown envelope.
Well, henceforth from JCI to SCSN and any group of that nature should be noted; for they are Trojan horses sent by their masters to subvert the path of justice.
IOCs, indigenous oil firms lose N2.26 trillion to low prices, militancy.
APC Apologises to Nigerians over Budget Feud.
NNPC Posts N27bn Deficit One Month after Reporting Surplus.
Buhari Reintroduces War Against Indiscipline. The Federal Government has said it will reposition the War Against Indiscipline Brigade for effective for civil intelligence gathering.
PDP Asks Obasanjo to Return as Party Seeks to Resolve Crisis.
Despite Protests, South-west PDP Zones National Chairmanship to Ogun, Lagos.
63 Truckloads of Grains for Borno Diverted, Ndume Reveals.
Boko Haram Has Been Defeated, Shattered, Says Buratai.
IPOB Accuses MASSOB of Betrayal in Biafran Struggle.
BUA Sugar Workers Protest Unfair Labour Practices, Demand Pay for Hazards.
Budget Scandal: APC Spokesman Accuses Abdulmumin of Disobeying Party.
Ekiti PDP: Aisha Buhari’s Trip to US is Fake.
Jonathan Urges Zambian Parties to Accept Results, Refrain from Violence.
Flood: NIMET Issues Red Alert on Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Others.
Shiites Trekking to Abuja May Pose Security Risk, Group Warns.
Police: Armed Robbers, Not Assassins Killed Oyo Lawmaker.
I Don’t Operate Any Social Media Account, Jimoh Ibrahim Warns Public. Various blogs had published social media interactions purportedly between a Jimoh Ibrahim and social media users who vented hostilities.
Dokpesi, Kuku, Akpoblokemi Deny Sponsoring N’Delta Avengers.
Na’Abba: Budget Padding Impossible Without Connivance of Executive.
Proliferation of illegal weapons.
Four Burnt to Death in Jos.
EFCC Offers Bail to Blogger, Abusidique.
Trailer Crushes Female Student in Niger.
NDLEA Arrests 74 Drug Suspects.
44% of global employees worry over Brexit.
Aisha Buhari’s US trip, a ruse — Ekiti PDP.
Suspected sea bandits kill three soldiers in Bayelsa.
We’ve stopped Boko Haram from regrouping — BURATAI.
Lafarge, SON lament lull in manufacturing.
Minister rallies APC members.
Trustfund blames inadequate data for delay in payment of pensions.
Unpaid salary: Workers laud NASS’s move to criminalise erring employers.
We didn’t betray Biafra, MASSOB tells IPOB.
16 people burnt to death on Abuja-Lokoja highway. These highways should not be allowed to become Nigeria’s highways of death!
Ajaokuta Steel: Hope Re-kindled.
Ekiti gives N10m revolving loans to artisans.
Ogun workers urge govt to remit pension deductions.
Herdsmen attack: Rape victims facing divorce in Enugu communities.
The town union’s President-General, Mr. Anthony Enu, spoke about the issue when he testified in the commission of inquiry into the killing of people in Nimbo community on Monday. Enu said that the situation had become scandalous because no man would take in a woman who had been messed up by suspected herdsmen. “The herdsmen are consistently raping our women and daughters infecting them with serious diseases thereby causing indirect divorce in our communities,” he said.
“If my wife is messed up by the herdsmen, why should I take her in again? This will mean that what is holding her will hold me.” According to him, communities in the area have had their fair share of attack by the cattle breeders, adding that no fewer than 10 people had died as a result.
Restructuring will spell doom for Nigeria -Senator Wakili.
Dollar scarcity: Petrol price hike looms, marketers say.
Kwara warns institutions against wasteful spending.
Aregbesola wants ban on export of primary farm produce
Budget padding: Tambuwal backs Dogara, Jibrin meets police panel
AGF meets ICPC boss over reopening of ex-govs’ graft cases
PDP convention: Mark warns against imposition of candidates.
Mrs. Buhari didn’t go to US, says PDP.
Taliban kills 70 in Pakistan.
Obaseki’ll win Edo gov election — monarchs.
FG reduces mining licences award timeframe to 40 days .
Nigeria to raise $1bn Eurobond, seeks managers, adviser .
Expert raises alarm over increasing cases of asthma among students.
We’ve defeated Boko Haram, says Buratai.
PDP chair: S’West PDP leaders disagree over zoning.
Mike Okonkwo backs restructuring, says looters must be jailed.
Nigerian girl, 17, secures admission to 13 universities.
Ize-Iyamu: I have details of APC’s plans to make poll inconclusive.
Edo North monarchs back, donate to Obaseki.
Corruption is official in Nigeria –Pastor Bakare.
Only PCN has mandate to issue drug licences- Elijah Mohammed, PCN Registrar.
N21,000 can save a woman from cervical cancer – Oncologist.
“It takes only N7,000 to get a Pap smear test once in five years and N21, 000 to get vaccinated for life. But when the infection has been allowed to grow into full blown cancer, one is not even sure of curing it with N500,000,” Dr. Salako said.
Kerosene Supply: 78 Marketers May Demand Refund of Payments from NNPC.
I’ve nothing to do with Avengers – Tompolo.
Militants kill three soldiers, cart away weapons in Bayelsa.
Oyo lawmaker was killed because he recognised one of us – suspect.
You’re a total failure, Kano APC chieftain tells Buhari.
Boko Haram: IDP students can’t stop drawing AK47 to share horrifying experiences.
Kidnappings: Lagos beefs up security around troubled areas, traditional rulers.
Women with multiple sex partners at higher risk of cervical cancer – Dr. Okunade.
Fashola: FG Will Not Force Discos to Patronise Local Manufacturers of Meters.
Reconstitute board on Ogoni clean-up, group tells Buhari.
Reps, NNPC, DPR Begin Verification of Oil Blocks’ Owners.
B’Haram: Shekau in new video, threatens to attack Abuja.
New Ombatse leader: Nasarawa lawmakers warn against violence.
Apparition attracts huge crowd at Benue Catholic Church.
Lagos moves to protect monarchs, palaces.
Fire razes Ibadan firm, destroys N1bn goods.
A raging fire has destroyed property worth more than one billion naira at a company located in Oluyole Estate area of Ibadan, on Monday. The fire, which began on Sunday night, was still burning despite the presence of fire fighters on Monday evening.
The company, which produces paper cartons used in packaging finished products, is said to be a subsidiary of SUMAL Foods and Confectionaries, also located in Oluyole Industrial Estate in Ibadan. The affected company is located inside the vast premises of Sanusi Steel Industry, which, until it folded up, was producing steel and wire.
Offices, machines, warehouses, buildings, computers and raw materials had been destroyed already by the fire, with walls of most of the buildings showing cracks. The city of Ibadan has also been covered in ashes emanating from the fire.
As of Monday evening, smoke had rented the air as far as the University of Ibadan and Ojoo area on Oyo road. A security guard, Edward Bassey, who works in one of the companies in the area, said the fire began around 10pm on Sunday. The Director of Oyo State Fire Services, Kareem Oyekunle, however, said effort was still on to stop the spread of the inferno. He said 40 of his men were already working at the scene.
Power-drunk EFCC chairman arrests blogger over story.
Mob attack palace as Oluwo rescues suspected kidnapper.
Flood’ll hit Delta, Yobe, nine other states soon – NiMet.
Obaseki has nothing to offer Edo – Ize-Iyamu.
80,000 pilgrims to be transported to Saudi Arabia in 5 weeks – FAAN.
PDP Chairman: Bode George, Gbenga Daniel, Jimmy Agbaje slug it out.
Dokpesi, Kuku, Akpoblokemi deny sponsoring Niger Delta Avengers.
Myths in Nigeria’s Tomato Industry.
Probe begins as police get three versions of budget.
Buhari eulogises Tinubu at APC leader’s son’s wedding.
Militants kill three soldiers in ambush at checkpoint.
N1b power equipment rust at bonded terminals.
Fourth Mainland Bridge excites Lagosians.
Protecting Nigeria’s indigenous population.
Lagos/Ogun to produce PDP chair.
Oyo lawmaker ‘killers’: we’re robbers.
78-year-old, four others held for fraud in Ado-Ekiti.
No more attacks in Jos, says Buratai.
There’s hope for Nigeria, says Bakare.
Ex-ADC, three children dead in Jos fire.
Ogun varsity teachers begin ‘sit-at-home’ over N3.5b unpaid.
Power sector loses 142mw due to water constraint.
Ex-Amnesty chief Kuku distances self from Avengers.
Plateau woos foreign peace mediators.
1000 women get Niger governor’s wife’s N12m grant.
SEC: Only 8,000 Nigerians Patronised E-Dividend.
InJoo mulls manufacturing plant in Nigeria
Zakzakky: Shiites Trekking to Abuja May Pose Security Risk – Coalition.
Kidnapping: Mob Attacks Oba’s Palace in Iwo.
Osun lawmakers suffering – Deputy Speaker lists challenges.
Buhari congratulates Tinubu’s son on wedding occasion.
Corruption: Bakare says govt officials regard corruption as official.
Woman kills co-tenant with rake.
Buhari inaugurates airlifting of pilgrims from Sokoto to Saudi Arabia.
Naira on recovery path as banks begins dollar sale to BDC operators.
Nigeria, others record 26% job cut in oil production.
Corruption now official in Nigeria – Pastor Tunde Bakare.
I will not grant any application until you obey my orders – Court tells DSS.
Gunmen kidnap lawyer, relatives in Makurdi.
Farmer nabbed for allegedly selling 7 children for N400,000.
31 years after, Buhari’s War Against Indiscipline returns.
Tensions in Chad as Deby sworn in for fifth term.
Chad’s President Idriss Deby took the oath of office Monday for a fifth term in power, facing dogged resistance from an opposition that alleges his re-election was a “political hold-up”. With tensions high a day after the death of a protester during an opposition march, around 14 African heads of state attended the swearing-in ceremony, including the presidents of Nigeria and Niger, both, like Chad, battling the Boko Haram jihadist group.
“I am the president of all Chadians,” Deby said in his inauguration speech. The 64-year-old veteran leader promised “a relentless battle against terrorism everywhere it threatens our interests and our security”. Other Chadian allies, including leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso and Mauritania, gathered for the ceremony at a large hotel in the capital N’Djamena.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian from the former colonial power also attended, sparking opposition dismay. Deby, who first came to power in 1990, was re-elected in a first-round vote in April with around 60 percent of ballots cast, against almost 13 percent for opposition leader Saleh Kebzabo.
The opposition, which contests Deby’s re-election, has vowed to maintain a general strike throughout the day following a government crackdown at the weekend. One young protester was shot dead on Sunday, opposition and police sources said, with Kebzabo saying he had been hit by live bullets fired by security forces to disperse the protesters.
Kebzabo said he was “surprised and disappointed” by France’s decision to send a high ranking representative. The opposition wants the international community to recognise the “dictatorial nature” of Deby’s regime.
Total has invested over $10bn in Nigerian oil & gas projects – Terraz.
Dangerous future of children.
Ex- minister: I have not been indicted by EFCC.
Two shot as Police, residents clash in Iwo over suspected kidnapper.
Cross River: APC guber candidate denies collecting money from PDP to concede defeat.
Stop blaming doctors for instability in health sector – NMA boss.
Ekiti PDP questions Buhari’s wife’s ‘US trip’, slams APC.
Corruption war: Probe all ex-public officers – Group tells Buhari.
“You’re a total failure,” APC chieftain slams Buhari.
A factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Kano State, Hussaini Mairiga, on Monday came down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the president as a total failure.
Mr. Mairiga, who spoke with journalists in Kano, said “from the looks of things President Buhari has betrayed the confidence of the Nigerian masses who voted for him massively into power.”
The president, who was elected on the platform of the APC, assumed office on May 29, 2015.
The factional chairman said it was not an exaggeration that members of many families in the country go to bed without at least one square meal while others had fled their homes because they could no longer provide the basic needs of life for their loved ones.
Mr. Mairiga, who is known for his bluntness, expressed worry that after one year of the Buhari administration in power, there was nothing to show while poverty in the country had reached an unprecedented level.
He lamented that while a bag of rice now sold for N16, 000, prices of other essentials commodities had tripled.
Mr. Mairiga noted with dismay that prices of goods were rising at a time the ordinary man did not have money to make a living.
Another disturbing scenario, according to the factional APC chairman, was that those around the president, including his ministers, had refused to tell him the truth and advice on the reality on ground.
He reminded Mr. Buhari of his campaign promises, stating that he did not like the way the masses were allowed to wallow in destitution and penury.
He said Nigerians were in the worst condition that needed urgent attention.
The APC Chairman advised the president to stop deceiving Nigerians that the nation had no money whereas on monthly basis the federal and states governments continued to enjoy boost in their allocations.
Mr. Mairiga asked the federal government to urgently open all the closed borders with other countries to allow food into the country
He warned that if urgent steps were not taken to address the present situation in the country, Nigerians would soon begin to die of hunger on the streets.
Defence Headquarters: ‘Shekau’ Video Threat Mere Rhetorics.
NSCDC nabs 79-year-old man, other for duping US-based Nigerian .
PDP South West meeting ends in deadlock; Kashamu, Ogundipe others denied entry.
Primary Elections: 25 Aspirants In APC Jostle For Party’s Ticket In Ondo.
We will not give up until Biafra Republic is achieved – MASSOB.
11 States to Experience Flood in August, Says NIMET.
Another child of Tagun’s former ADC dies in hospital.
Police battle mob for refusing to free suspected kidnapper in Osun.
Budget padding: Banning Jibrin from speaking is rape on corruption war – Group blasts APC.
FG, Commonwealth Express Concern over Access to Quality Education.
EFCC Arrests Blogger For ‘Cyber Stalking’ EFCC Chair.
Eight years after creation, Niger Delta Ministry completes only one project.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Uguru Usani, on Monday said the ministry had successfully completed only one project since its creation eight years ago. He stated this in Abuja while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria.
The ministry was created in 2008 by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
It has two ministers previously – Ufot Ekaette and Godsday Orubebe – both of whom are from the oil-rich region as the incumbent. Mr. Usani said it was regrettable that no project had been commissioned or completed since the establishment of the ministry in 2008, except a cassava processing plant in Ondo State by the present administration.
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