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Next 27 days critical for Nigeria to convict Biafrans online otherwise it becomes impotent, more tweets my people!

Members of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly are proposing a bill seeking to convict social media critics in Nigeria.The bill has reportedly passed a second reading on the floor of the Senate, and if finally passed into law, will ensure that any social media critic found guilty will go behind bars for seven years.The joint Senate Committees on Judiciary, Human Rights and legal matters, Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes led by Senator Umaru Dahiru (PDP, Sokoto), yesterday organised a one-day public hearing on the bill for an act to provide for the prohibition and punishment for electronic fraud and crime in all electronic transactions in Nigeria.The Bill is to minimise some provocative criticisms against the government of Nigeria and its leaders, especially President Goodluck Jonathan, who has been constantly attacked by Nigerians on social media platforms.


Nigeria Army struggling,needs sophisticated resources to counter Boko Haram’s dens in Desert Borders

Negligence on security measures advised following Boko Haram renewed insurgency is one of the reasons that largely made today’s attack possible by the sect.The Nigerian military despite its denial are fighting the Boko Haram sect with obsolete weapons that are far more inferior to that of the sect’s sophistication, and also poorly remuneration for the troops on the war front.A military source confirmed that for over month, both the Federal Government and the higher military command have been advised on the need to station detachment of counter-terrorist troops around Sahara Desert with sole aim of crushing Boko Haram Islamic sect in view of the sect penetration in Nigeria through several borders with Niger Republic, Cameroon and Chad.Foreign Terror Via Nigeria’s Porous Borders, the Urgent Matter of National SecurityYobe state, which is second stronghold of the sect, also had international borders with Zinder and Diffa regions of Niger Republic.The formation of a military base, according to the source remained most viable option in containing the increasingly strength of the sect, who are getting training, support and other logistic support in the un-policed deserts that stretch from Algeria and Mauritania up to Niger and Chad.

Agbaso Okorocha

EFCC’s Clearance Of Agbaso, the demise of Okorocha’s tyranny, Vanish Madumere , restore Sir Agbaso -Imo Youths

Apparently dismayed by mixed reactions trailing the coming into power of Owelle Rochas Okorocha as Governor of Imo State, leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in Imo State, Chief Martin Agbaso have been battling with his conscience since after the 2011 elections as he said that he will soon make a public apology to the people for being instrumental to emergence of the Ogboko born politician as the Governor of the state.Addressing Journalists over the clean bill given to his brother and former Deputy Governor of the state, Sir Jude Agbaso by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Chief Agbaso disclosed that EFCC has traced the alleged N458m bribe given to his brother by Joseph Dina to a Bank account in Lebanon.He said, “Today I am exceedingly happy that my brother has been vindicated and the Agbaso’s name cleared from the mess. But sad that a man can sit in a place to hatch plans how to destroy an innocent man”.


UK visa applicants to pay in US dollars the sign of Zoological republic coming to end

The British High Commission in Nigeria on Wednesday announced a new visa regime application whereby applicants for United Kingdom visa would be paying online in U.S. dollars. In a statement signed by its Press and Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Rob Fitzpatrick, the commission said that the new system would begin on December 16. “From December 16 2013 all applications for a UK visa must be completed using our online application system and paid for online in US dollars. Payment can be made using Verve debit card, Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards or the e-wallet PAGA.


Court orders the leader of MEND Charles Okah for psychiatrist test

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, Wednesday, ordered Charles Okah, who is a younger brother to ex-leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Henry, be subjected to a psychiatric test. The court directed that the test should be conducted with a view to ascertaining if Charles who is currently answering to a criminal allegation bothering on terrorism, is fit to stand trial. Okah, alongside one Obi Nwabueze, are facing trial over the 2010 Independence Day twin bomb blasts at the Eagle Square, which caused the death of about 12 people, leaving several others injured. It will be recalled that one of the alleged masterminds of the bombing, Mr Osvwo Tekemfa Francis, a.k.a ‘General-Gbokos’, died in prison while the trial was going on, even as the high court, in a separate judgment, jailed one of the accused persons, Edmund Ebiware, to life imprisonment.


499 Boko Haram terrorists to stand trial including WHO doctor

The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, presented a list of over 500 terror suspects, including a medical doctor working for the World Health Organisation to the Presidency for trial. The action followed last Monday’s attack of an Air Force Base and MaiduguriAirport by Boko Haram insurgents which claimed several lives, destroyed two helicopters and three decommissioned Air force fighter jets.The Boko Haram suspects have been in military detention facilities since the commencement of the state of emergency in the North-Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. Vanguard gathered that in some instances, attempts have been made by the sect to infiltrate the detention facilities and free the terror suspects which led to some of the failed attempts to attack military bases by Boko Haram.


APC leaders President Jonathan Is Disconnected from Nigerians

Opposition political party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Wednesday lambasted the government of President Goodluck Jonathan, saying his administration has disconnected from Nigerians. The party made the assertion while offering an assessment of the current security problems bedeviling Nigeria, especially the recent bombing of military airport bases in the Northeastern city of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State. Speaking in Abuja, the APC’s national chairman, Bisi Akande, accused Mr. Jonathan of being disconnected from the travails of the Nigerian people. Mr. Akande said that the gradual deterioration of security and mounting civilian casualties were symptomatic of the “failure of intelligence, political naivety and

Baby Factory

Baby Factory Problem, Evidence of Rochas Okorocha’s Evil Rule, What Can Imo People Do?

Rescue 16 pregnant teenagersImo State Police Command yesterday arrested one Dr. Ezuma for alleged human trafficking, operating under the guise of a non-governmental organisation (NGO). Ezuma, a native of Ndiokeke Ndiakunwanta in Arondizogu in Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, was arrested in his residence at Egbu Road, Owerri which he had allegedly registered as an NGO called women and children rights protection initiative along with 16 pregnant teenage girls.Parading the suspect before newsmen, the state Commissioner for Police, Mr. Muhammad Katsina, said the suspect had used the NGO as a cover for his heinous activities of encouraging teenage girls to get pregnant and after delivery, they were paid N100,000 on the condition that


Nigeria’s good governace index ranking of 41/52, a case of giant turned dwarf

Nigeria’s claim of being the giant of Africa is in conflict with its ranking of 41 out of 52 on the Good Governance Index announced at the 2013 Good Governance Summit held in collaboration with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in Dakar, Senegal. This is certainly a setback and should serve as a wake-up call for the country.The recurring questions and issues Nigerians are faced with include: How are our leaders responding to the challenges of implementing good governance effectively and efficiently? Is their understanding of the dynamics needed to change our situation different from that of the general public? More importantly, where do their priorities lie?Almost every news item in recent times has focused on the political dynamics within the PDP, nPDP, APC and others. This is definitely an interesting issue to follow, but one can’t help but question if the real issues such as poverty, security, human rights, climate change, infant and maternal mortality, public health, etc, have not