Saturday, June 24, 2017

APC Repression vs. Allison Madueke: Nigeria May Go Down in Flames

APC Repression Vs. Madueke

Anthony Ogbo, (Nigeria Moment), Houston –

An investigative report published by International Guardian, Anthony Ogbo examines the APC incoming administration repression against the Petroleum Minister  Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Here is the Story Excerpts….
■ A prevalent vindictive approach already taken by the APC in-coming regime led by President-elect, Muhamadu Buhari over petroleum issues has permeated the delta region with bitterness and anger. The worsening tension over continued threats on the incumbent petroleum minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has been seen by various groups of the Delta as a retaliatory push by the incoming administration against a minority – their indigene – who stood up to the cartels who had always monopolized the petroleum sector.

■ But Alison-Madueke did not back off from the growing intimidation. She quickly responded by suing the Premium Times and 10 other individuals and organizations, obtaining an injunction, and restraining her bullies from “publishing or causing to be published any further defamatory statements in respect of “$20 billion, $49 billion or any other figure allegedly missing or unaccounted for.

■ In a fierce response to a call for his arrest over these comments, the wife fired another shot, vowing that Nigeria will boil if anybody arrests her husband. Hajia Dokubo-Asari had a different view of Buhari’s possible executive excesses toward his foes. There is nothing wrong with probing public officers or entities, but according her, “the probing must be all round not selective.”

■ During Obasanjo’s handle of petroleum ministry, bribery and corruption of the sector went global and defaced Nigeria’s image on issues of ethics and fiscal responsibility. It may be recalled that the United States government at the time slammed a punitive fine of $236 million on six foreign companies for offering heavy bribes to Nigerian government officials during the Olusegun Obasanjo presidency.

■ The president elect, Mr. Buhari was also not exonerated with issues of petroleum management abuses and fraud. His claims of modesty has been haunted by his past negative records of public accountability. For instance, as the chairman p of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) between 1998-99, Buhari failed to account for a missing 2.5 billion naira, confiscating all related documents and obstructing all investigative channels.
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Anthony Ogbo is an Author and Publisher

Source: http://www.guardiannewsusa.com/repressive-regime–nigeria-may-do-down-in-flames–.html

Diezani Vs. APC: Buhari’s Vindictive Politics May Backfire With Fire

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Madueke Vs. Buhari Media Vendetta

Anthony Ogbo, (NIGERIA MOMENT). Houston –

The era of sacred cows and god fatherism is back – but it is shameful that the Buhari/Tinubu’s campaign who invested millions on vindictive media campaign against families of their rivals would turn around and ban specific media houses for attacking Buhari’s family.

The photos on LEFT of screen are images of Ugonna Madueke, the son of Nigerian Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, culled from the Premium Times. The APC blogger and propaganda outlet had for years displayed members of this family in the most contemptible format, associating them with fraud and waywardness.

But photos on the RIGHT of scree are images of Nigeria’s “Holy” President-elect, Muhamadu Buhari’s fifth daughter, Zahra Buhari, who lives in the UK, relishing in an all-bills-paid flamboyant lifestyle, coupled with an annual tuition and expenses of more than £30,000 (N8 million). The cost of Zahra’s photo session, coupled with her trademarks – Givenchy python bags, or Versace leather jackets contradicts Buhari’s claims of fiscal civility. A typical Givenchy Pandora Pure Python Bag beautifully structured in premium snakeskin costs about £4,490, while Versace’s leather jacket wears a price tag of about £4,010. So who is fooling who with cleaning corruption?

The truth is that if Buhari does not call his media attack-dogs to order, he may end up opening his long concealed annals of public account embezzlement and fiscal recklessness. Let it be known, that this time around, there are no sacred cows to media scrutiny or propaganda.

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Anthony Ogbo, is an Author and Publisher

Guardian News Inc.

Obasanjo Confronted on Charges of Corruption by BBC Reporter

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Obasanjo Confronted on Corruption Charges by BBC News reporter Steve

(NIGERIA MOMENT). London –

During an interview with a BBC News reporter Steve on the programme HARDtalk, former Nigeria President Olusegun Obansanjo was asked direct questions on his involvement in corruption during his tenure as the president. Obasanjo in his characteristic manner denied all allegation and won’t take any responsibility even when he admitted that members of his government were corrupt except himself. Can you believe that. TAKE A WATCH

This is coming to light after one of Obasanjo’s minister Obiageli Ezekwesili could not answer how corrupt Obasanjo was . during a recent interview conducted by Aljazeera.

Sanusi’s Alleged Missing US$20 Billion and PriceWaterCooper Audit Report

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NNPC PriceWaterhouseCooper Audit Report Analysis

Abel Ude (ACA), (NIGERIA MOMENT), Uyo –

President Jonathan in line with Section 7(2) of the NNPC Act, directed that the 
full report of the PWC Audit of the NNPC accounts be released immediately to the public so that all Nigerians will be properly informed on the matter.

Following the release of the referenced audit, I have been reading several comments on social media on the report of Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC)  on the alleged US$20 Billion said to be missing by the former CBN Governor Sanusi. I am surprised at the proud level of ignorance Nigerians display when commenting on issues they know next to nothing about.

A whole lot of comments centred on the the auditor’s statement that in carrying out their assignment, “The procedures we performed did not constitute an examination or a review in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards or attestation standards. Accordingly, we provide no opinion, attestation or other form of assurance with respect to our work or the information upon which our work was based.”

People criticized the report on the basis of this and felt the report was indicting or that PWC was not thorough in carrying out its mandate. My submission on this is that the task carried out by PWC was not an AUDIT but an Investigation which can be termed a NON Audit Service. Audits are statutory while non -audit services like Investigations such as carried out by PWC are not statutory.

In an Audit the auditor is expected to form an opinion as to the truth and fairness of financial statements and compliance to local legislation and IFRS, however for non-audit service as this investigation the scope of work is not LAID DOWN IN STATUTE so it is agreed between the Office of Accountant General of Federation (OAFG) and PWC. This was clearly stated “Our services were performed and this Report was developed in accordance with our engagement letter dated 5 June 2014 and subject to the terms and conditions included herein. Our Scope of work included the following:

  1. Analysis of remittance shortfalls from NNPC into the Federation Accounts;
  2. Analysis of submissions made by key stakeholders in relation to these alleged shortfalls; and
  3. Producing an independent Forensic report detailing our findings.”

This Investigation was commission based on the inconsistent allegations of missing US$49.12 and later US$20 billion, the report started with events leading to the commission and the findings of the report was eye opening.

Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)  had earlier explained that oil revenue for the period under review was US$67 Billion but further investigations revealed that actual revenue was US$69.34 billion. Actually total revenue remitted to federation account was US$50.81 billion as against US$47 billion earlier stated by NNPC.

A figure of US$740 million  excess remittance was established while further unverified indirect cost of US$2.81 billion was established this cost alongside other costs totaled US$14.16 billion. These cost are broken down as follows US$8.7 billion DPK and PMS subsidy payments, Costs directly attributable to domestic crude US$1.46 billion, Total other third party financing arrangement US$1.06 billion, and Equity crude oil processing cost US$130 million. If the sum total of these cost is net off against actual revenue of US$69.34 billion expected total remittance ought to have been US$50.07 billion but actual remittance is US$50.81 billion which gives the above potential excess remittance.

Also mentioned as part of the gross revenue is a figure of US$5.11 billion NPDC revenue, PWC termed the US$5.11 as unremitted revenue however the Attorney General Legal Opinion relied upon by the firm indicated that NPDC was to make dividend payments in line with its dividend policy alongside Petroleum profit tax, Royalties and signature bonuses. This term is misleading as we do not know the dividend policy of NPDC and as a wholly owned subsidiary the company has its own statement of financial position and income statement and as such could not possibly remit all its earnings to NNPC.

Hence to restate the figures of PWC,

Revised Actual Revenue will be US$69.34 less US5.11 which his US$64.23.

Revised Actual Revenue US$64.23 billion
Total Established Cost (US$14.16) billion
Expected Remittance US$50.07 billion
Actual Remittance US$50.81 billion

Please note that NNPC is entitled to dividends from the Net Revenue of NPDC so the term unremitted NPDC earnings is misleading. The report also mentioned NPDC as owing NNPC US$1.75 billion USD for NNPC’s assets in Joint Ventures with Shell.

The report exposed various means NNPC was fleecing the federation account through “computational errors”, reduction of ex-depot price for PMS subsidy claims US$36.05 million overcharge from PPPRA , increased ex-depot DPK price US$205 million overcharge, over claim on subsidy payment US$980 million, duplicated charges of US$63.7 million, approximation error of US$4.68 million, Unsubstantiated cost of US$305.89 million. These fraudulent practices are not isolated to NNPC alone most government agencies and the three levels of Government are cesspools of these schemes.

The now Emir Sanusi emphasised spending monies on subsidies without appropriation and I agree with him to an extent but he should note that the NNPC Act LFN 33 of 1977 states in chapter 320 part 1 as follows

“The Corporation shall maintain a fund which shall consist of –
(a) such moneys as may from time to time be provided by the Federal Government for the purposes
of this Act by way of grants or loans or otherwise howsoever; and
(b) such moneys as may be received by the Corporation in the course of its operations or in relation
to the exercise by the Corporation of any of its functions under this Act, and from such fund there
shall be defrayed all expenses incurred by the Corporation.”

Until laws enabling the NNPC operates the way it currently does are repealed we would only be scratching the surface of an Augean stable.

The claims of the Emir Sanusi where outrageous as regards the figure though to be fair to him he maintained that the monies where not stolen but only unreconciled and unremitted to the Federation Account. It would have helped the polity if the Emir had liaised with NNPC and the attorney general’s office before making inconsistent statements for the teeming uninformed population to feed fat on.

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Abel Udi (ACA) is a Chartered Accountant.

Abel Udi (ACA)
Abel Udi (ACA)

South African Congressman Honourable Julius Malema says No to Xenophobia

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Julius Malema says no to Xenophobia
NIGERIAMOMENT

One of the honourable members of the South African parliament Julius Malena says emphatic No to Xenophobia as he lashes out at the South African President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. WATCH …

Thousands Besiege and Hail Nnamdi Kanu After Meeting With President of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu held a close door meeting with Dr. Dozie Ikedife and the President of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo Chief Nnia Nwodo, and thereafter, he was besieged by thousands of supporters who wanted to catch a glimpse and hake his hands.

How Trump’s Immigration Order Will Affect Nigerians: 2-Years Multiple Entry In Jeopardy?

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How Trump's Executive Order on Immigration may affect Nigerians.

(LinkMoment).

Nigerians will no longer be issued with American entry visas which have two-year validity following the Executive Order signed by President Trump, unless the Nigerian government takes a proactive visa policy review to reciprocate such US Visa policy.

SECTION 9: VISA VALIDITY RECIPROCITY of the Trump’s executive order states as follows:
“The Secretary of State shall review all nonimmigrant visa reciprocity agreements to ensure that they are, with respect to each visa classification, truly reciprocal insofar as practicable with respect to validity period and fees, as required by sections 221(c) and 281 of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1201(c) and 1351, and other treatment. If a country does not treat United States nationals seeking nonimmigrant visas in a reciprocal manner, the Secretary of State shall adjust the visa validity period, fee schedule, or other treatment to match the treatment of United States nationals by the foreign country, to the extent practicable.”

Nigeria currently only issues a one-year multiple-entry visa to Americans, which is a non-reciprocation of the two-year visa the country issues to Nigerians.

Today Is The 18th Anniversary of My Limbs Loss – David O. Anyaele

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David O. Anyaele, (LinkMoment).

January 19, 1999: A day of blood and agony, the tragedy that changed my entire world. It was the day RUF rebels chopped off my two hands in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I thank God almighty for preserving my soul. True are the words of Martin Luther King J, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenges and controversy”. I thank the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY for keeping me even in this recession.

Today is another opportunity to share with friends and family members how God has led me thus far; recognizing the important roles you played through counsel, prayers, financial support and mentoring. I was meditating on this year’s anniversary and recalled how Civil Liberties organisation (CLO) and the Nigeria Red Cross Society as well as the International Red Cross supported the struggle for my rehabilitation and integration to the society.

While on admission at the Nigerian Reference Hospital Yaba, I always thought about organisations in Nigeria I could run to for help, especially organisations of persons with disabilities, where I could share my burdens, since by their reason of managing issues of concern to persons with disabilities, they could proffer solutions for me. I visited US Information Centre library in Lagos seeking for information on how to go about with rehabilitation and reintegration. I got so many contacts in USA, but none in Nigeria.

Someone introduced me to Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) at Yaba, Lagos. I summoned courage to visit their office. On getting to CLO, I met one fair in complexion lady. I narrated my story to her, but her eyes were filled with tears. The request was simple; help me write to the Federal Government of Nigeria to support my rehabilitation. This is because the cost of procuring artificial hands then, was N5 million in 1999 and I couldn’t afford the money. The lady told to me to come back again, she also promised to handover my file to someone that will do justice to my request.

That was how I met Ogaga Ifowodo, a writer, lawyer, activist and now a Professor. He showed compassion on me. He assured me that the leadership of CLO will take up the matter. That was how I met the then CLO President, Ayo Ogunsola Obe and former CLO Executive Director, Comrd, now Hon. Abdul Oroh. These distinguished Nigerians showed sympathy on me, before you know it letters were sent to the then President of Nigeria requesting the Government of Nigeria to take steps to get me rehabilitated. By the time Ayo Ogunsola Obe and Abdul Oroh tenure ended in CLO, Comrade Chima Ubani took over the matter as the CLO Executive Director. Letters were written to the Federal and Abia State Governments to no avail.

As if the efforts of CLO were not enough, through my Uncle, Elder Emmanuel Okpechi, I was privileged to meet Elder Lekan Ogunbanwo who was then General Manager, Eko FM. Elder Okpechi shared my plights with Elder Ogunbanwo, who had compassion on me and promised to support me. It was the then GM, Eko FM that introduced me to a man that remains my Oga till date. His name is Adebayo Olowo-Ake. He was a Communication Officer for the International Committee of Red Cross. During my meeting with him, he assured me of his commitment to secure buy-in of the ICRC and the Nigeria Red Cross Society to assist my rehabilitation. Before I knew it, my name was included in the list of speakers for the Nigeria Red Cross Society Presidential Dinner holding on Nov. 3, 2000 at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The Special Guest of Honour was the then President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. I was so excited that I was going to talk to the authorities, believing I will come back home with good news. NRCS were delighted to share my plight at the event as it is in line with their humanitarian work in Nigeria.

The night of Nov 3, 2000 came, I matched to Sheraton Hotel, dressed as decent as I could, with the understanding that your dressing may make or mar your goal. This is because if you dress well they will say this one does not need any support, if not well dressed, some will say this one does not need that kind of money, give him peanut and let him continue with his problem. As such, I was very careful of what I wore that day. We waited for the President to arrive to no avail, only for a light security men to appear with the then Minister for Health, who came to represent the President. My case was brought to the attention of the representative of the President, Dr. Tim Menakaya and that was the end of the expectation from the Federal Government as nothing good came out it. However, Nigeria Red Cross Society went further to assist me with weaving machine which I used to start my business at Yaba market. I realised that you may encounter defeats but you must not be defeated.

While I was visiting CLO, I was exposed to movers and shakers of the Nigeria Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). I spent time in the library studying about human rights situation and Nigeria government obligations to international treaties and conventions. It dawned on me that no organisation in Nigeria is focusing on the rights of persons with disabilities. It was easy then to hear about women rights, children rights and all that, with minimal mention of the rights of persons with disabilities. That was how I conceived the idea of a Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), formerly Amputees Rehabilitation Foundation.

Today, CCD is alive. CCD is an organisation of and for persons with disabilities that works to promote independent living, human rights and participation of persons with disabilities in development efforts. It also works to educate, support and empower persons with disabilities and their families to maximize their potentials.

CCD is recognized by Federal and State institutions as a credible NGO working on disability matters. We have over the past fourteen years sought a redefinition of society’s perception of the plight of persons with disabilities. CCD is managed by a Board of Trustees (BoTs) and Professional Staff (PS) complements that are gender sensitive as a deliberate corporate policy.

CCD’s mandate and objectives includes:

  1. To protect, promote and safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities and promote public enlightenment in civic education, human rights and public policy;
  2. To initiate and implement programmes, policies and activities geared toward the promotion and enhancement of the welfare of persons with disabilities;
  3. To empower or assist in empowering persons with disabilities and regularly access the impact of public policy on human rights and report on same through publications seminars, workshops and lectures;
  4. To educate, sensitise, counsel and mobilize persons with disabilities in various areas critical to their survival and progress and support and advocate for respect for the rule of law and due process;
  5. To monitor the formulation and implementation of policies that impact on or are of public interest as relevant to persons with disabilities and publish reports, newsletters, journals or policy papers on same;
  6. To organize seminars, symposia, conferences on cutting edges issues and trends in socio-political and economic development as they affect persons with disabilities. For more about CCD visit: ccdnigeria.org

Permit me to use this medium to say a BIG THANK YOU to all my mentors and counsellor (many of them are reading this message) for their guidance and support. I am thankful for my struggles because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.

God bless you.


By @David O. Anyaele

Boko Haram Blows Up Unimaid Killing A Professor and Others

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(LinkMoment).

“A professor and four other persons were killed on Monday January 16, 2017 when a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID), Borno State,” NAN reported.

According to the Chairman of State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA), the killed don was identified as Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani, the Director of Veterinary of the University.

In addition to the fatalities, The Commissioner of Police(CP), Damian Chukwu, said that 15 persons, who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to hospital.

“At about 5:45 a.m. a mobile police officer who is on duty sighted a suicide bomber who was trying to scale the fence at Gate Five of the university. Suspicious of his movement, the mobile police officer instantly gunned him down and his bomb exploded and killed him instantly,” NAN reported.

“The second suicide bomber, a seven year-old detonated the second explosive at the senior staff quarters mosque in the university where a professor, and four persons were killed and 15 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the hospital,”said Chukwu according to NAN report.

It would be recalled that the Nigeria President has declared victory against Boko Haram and even raised their flag at Aso Rock, but yet Boko Haram is still bombing and killing innocent civilians.

 

“In Biafra Africa Died: The Diplomatic Plot” – Written by Emefiena Ezeani

by Agala Uchenna:

“While heading for an assignment, I over heard Radio Biafra broadcast resounding in one of the vehicles of a driver in a motor park and said to myself, indeed “Biafrans Have Traced Their Roots”, Agala Uchenna wrote social media post.

“A boy who is selling books, approached me and demanded that I buy the book titled ‘In Biafra Africa Died: The Diplomatic Plot’, Agala Uchenna continued.

“After reading the headline of the book, I grabbed it from his hand, engaged him and other passengers in a Biafran discussion and gave an insight of the meaning attached to the title of that Book, to their astonishment.” Agala Uchenna said.

In an interview with Asari Dokubo, he stated to me that “Biafra Is The Hope Of Africa”.  Also, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in one of his broadcast said; “In Biafra The World Will Be Delivered”.

According to Agala Uchenna, “for World Leaders to stop complaining of illegal immigrants, terrorist attacks, they must rise to speak against the mayhem unleashed on Biafrans the ‘Children of Light’.”

“Biafra is the ‘Eagle that lays the Golden Egg’, as I previously put it in one of my articles and you can’t suppress that truth. ‘Biafra Is The Hope Of Mankind’ and being spiritually anchored, no mortal can stop her restoration,” Agala Uchenna concludes.

Nnamdi Kanu Vs. Nigeria: A Win-Win For The Biafra Struggle – by Charles Ogbu

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Charles Ogbu, (LinkMoment).

Even without meaning to, by words, actions and inactions, President Muhammadu Buhari has greatly aided the Biafran cause much more than a thousand Nnamdi Kanu could ever have done within such a very short space of time.

What is happening with regards to Buhari and the Biafran issue vis-a-vis the arrest and detention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader as well as the continued killing of IPOB members across the country is beginning to seem as though some unseen hand is using the poorly lettered highly vindictive Daura-born quota system ex-soldier called Muhammadu Buhari to speed up the Biafran agitation even without the knowledge of Buhari himself.

So far, if anything has proven that this government is common-sensically bankrupt in a way that defies reason, it is the way it has handled the Biafran issue.

After years of running his Radio Biafran activities from abroad and exposing the many grave injustices of the Nigerian state, the Abia state born Prince Kanu publicly announced he was coming to Nigeria and even gave date of his arrival. If this government and her not-so-intelligent Intelligence Outfit, the Department of State Security (DSS) weren’t holidaying in Mars the day this thing called ‘common sense’ was created, they would have known that Maazi Kanu actually wanted them to arrest him in order to help bring international recognition to his struggle. But like I implied, common-sense is the rarest commodity when it comes to this Shiites and IPOB-killing government.

The DSS didn’t just arrest kanu, they behaved like the quota system security agency that they are by keeping kanu with them for so long without taking him to court. When they finally took him to a magistrate court, they charged him with belonging to a secret and illegal organisation even when IPOB was duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

When the Magistrate court granted bail to Kanu, instead of allowing him enjoy his bail, the DSS defied the court ruling and took Kanu before another Magistrate court where they charged him with sponsoring terrorism even when they ought to have known that the magistrate court had no jurisdiction to entertain such a matter. When the magistrate court expectedly threw out the case for lack of jurisdiction, the same DSS while still in violation of the first judgement of the magistrate court to release kanu on bail, still took the IPOB leader to Abuja high court presided over by Justice Adeniyi Ademola. On Dec. 17th, 2015, Justice Ademola ordered the DSS to release Nnamdi kanu “unconditionally” since he had previously been granted bail by another court. Again, this court order was defied by the Lawal Daura headed DSS. To further prove that this country is a Jungle, not a zoo, president Buhari came on national Television to swear that he would never release Kanu.

It is settled in law that even if a Judge delivers a ruling while visibly high on alcohol or drug, that ruling must either be obeyed or appealed at a higher court. Sadly, this simple legal fact was lost on the DSS.

Nnamdi Kanu called Nigeria a zoo. He later came to the same Nigeria and defeated her goverment right there in her own court and even forced the president to treat the judgement of his own court with disdain. Now, do pray tell, between President Buhari and Nnamdi Kanu, who actually proved that Nigeria is far worse than a Zoo??

Quite frankly, if I was a man of means, I would sue anyone who dares to insult the beautiful animal place called Zoo by mentioning it in the same sentence as Nigeria with a view to comparing the two. This country is not even a Jungle because in a Jungle, the head of the jungle does not use the instrumentality of the Jungle to aide one specie of animal in killing off another specie as Buhari is doing with the murderous Fulani monsters.

Kanu’s arrest gifted the Biafran agitation with global attention. The continued breaking of Nigerian law and flouting of court judgements by the Buhari govt in a desperate bid to keep the IPOB leader in detention has only won more sympathisers to the Biafran cause.

Whether we believe it or not, Nnamdi Kanu is now the most influential Igbo man alive! The IPOB leader is more like a god among millions of Igbo youth today. For him, millions of people staged protest in different countries calling for his release. For him thousands of Igbo youths marched on the streets of Nigeria demanding his release. Even when the uninformed thugs masquerading as the Nigerian army used live bullets on the Youths and killed many of them, they still continued their protest. Even when a joint team of the police and army massacred hundreds of them while praying inside Ngwa high school, Aba on Feb.9, they yet continued.

No Igbo man nor any other Nigerian alive today can draw up to a thousand youths to the street without paying them! But Kanu did this and much more.

Today, Nnamdi Kanu is a hero And Biafra is now on the lips of millions of people both here in Nigeria and beyond. Even some foreign media houses that never talked about Biafra are now discussing Biafra. All thanks to Buhari and his criminally inept DSS.

Now, the court has finally cancelled secret trial for the IPOB leader.

I don’t need to look into my crystal ball to know that however this Kanu’s court case ends, It is a win-win for him and the Biafra struggle. If the govt keep holding him, the Biafra agitation will keep rising like the wild fire. If the govt releases him, he will walk triumphantly to a thunderous and an earthquakic welcome from his followers who are swelling in their numbers and continue his agitation with more ‘street credibility’. Even in the unlikely event that he is killed in detention, it will still gift the Biafra struggle with more sympathizers and paint the Buhari govt as more devilish than the devil and even give his followers the moral right to resort to violence which it would seem is the only language Nigeria understands. And most importantly, this govt has already created a million and one Nnamdi Kanus out there.

Indeed, it is such a crying shame that president Buhari allowed his quest for vendetta against a people who have done him no wrong to cloud his sense of judgement. Even Jack my two-day old puppy knows that it is foolish to try to use force to silence a people who only ask to be treated like every other people or be allowed to go.

Biafra is an ideology. And this ideology is getting its nutrients from the injustices of the Nigerian state. If you want Biafra to die a natural death, don’t bother fighting Nnamdi Kanu. Fight those devilish policies of the Nigerian state, Stop the clandestine war which Nigeria is still carrying out against the Igbos, Give justice to millions of Igbo children and civilians starved to death by the Nigerian state during the Biafran war. Targeting civilians during conflict and starving them of food and medicine as Nigeria did to Biafra, then, is nothing short of war crime. We remember!

This govt has boxed itself into a corner. Whatever happens, it is a win-win for Nnamdi kanu and Biafra!

By Charles Ogbu

The Triumph Of Tyranny: Femi Kayode’s Case Hurts Very Deeply

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Igwe Emenike, (LinkMoment).

While there are many cases of what has become a clear case of the triumph of tyranny, Femi Kayode’s case is one that hurts very deeply. For daring to criticise the government of Mohamned Buhari, Femi has been denied his constitutional right of freedom.

What an evil! We thought Nigeria has gone past this stage. We thought we had evolved to a stage where we can agree, disagree, curse, bless, criticise, commend and walk away without anybody hurting the other through murder or detention. Unfortunately Buhari did not evolve with us. His brain was frozen in the wickedness of our past.

Buhari has no regard for the lives of Nigerians. He is not known to have ever done any act of mercy to any Nigerian. His heart is as dark as Lucifer’s.

Femi Kayode is languishing in jail for absolutely committing no offence other criticism of Buhari. Unknown number of Nigerians are suffering the same fate. Thousands of Nigerians have been gunned down by the Nigerian military at the other of Buhari. With Buhari’s support, the Fulani herdsmen are continuing their gory disemboweling of thousands of Nigerians.

Enemies businesses are being sabotaged and some have shut down despite the fact that this worsens the daunting unemployment crisis.

Never in our history has evil so triumphed.

This is the triumph of tyranny.


By Igwe Emenike

There Must Be ‘BIAFREXIT’ In Line With The Just Concluded ‘BREXIT’ – Emma and Clifford

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Emma Nmezu and Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, (LinkMoment).

The British Government which is the closest ally of the Nigerian Government must, as a mark of exemplary leadership, guide Muhammadu Buhari and his colleagues to organize a BIAFREXIT akin to the recently organized BREXIT. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) congratulate the Government and people of Britain for organizing the BREXIT vote and applaud the British Government for respecting the wishes of her citizens. However, it smacks of hypocrisy that the same David Cameron that initiated the BREXIT vote has been propping up the Buhari‘s Government in their murderous acts of suppressing the quest by Biafrans to exit from Nigeria. This leaves Biafrans to ask if David Cameron’s hypocrisy is because Biafrans are blacks and if black Africans are inferior to white British people?

Why does David Cameron think that what is good for the white British people is not good for the black people of Africa especially Biafrans? Mr. David Cameron, in organizing BREXIT is taking advantage of the rights of people to make their choice. But in denying Biafrans the right to choose their own nation, David Cameron is telling Biafrans that they are inferior because of the colour of their skin. David Cameron is directly telling Biafrans that because they come from an inferior race, they do not deserve to exist as a nation of their own choice.

There are indications that Scotland will restart their agitation for separation from Britain and both David Cameron and his would-be successor will not stop them nor will they roll out tanks and other lethal weapons to mow down the Scots like the British-supported Nigeria has been doing to Biafrans. We have to re-emphasize here that self-determination is a right that must be exercised by all free people. Even Donald Trump, the presidential candidate of the Republican Party in the USA tweeted on the 24th of June, 2016 that “Self-determination is the sacred right of all free peoples.” By blocking the self-determination efforts of Biafrans through overt and covert supports to the killer called Muhammadu Buhari, is David Cameron telling the world that Biafrans are still in slavery despite the abolition of slavery in 1833?

IPOB have also observed with keen interest the consistent British Government’s official policy of not supporting any Christian nation that needs support for independence or that is going through any form of internal/external aggression. On the other hand, the British Government have always supported a Muslim nation against a Christian nation in any conflict just as they supported the Muslim-dominated Nigeria to carry out genocide against a Christian Biafran nation between 1967 and 1970. While IPOB is not against the religious inclinations of any nation, we do note with concern the British Government’s penchant for supporting Muslim nation against a Christian nation.

We also note the faulty argument by David Cameron and the British Government that they do not want to alter the pre-independence territorial integrity of Nigeria. But this same territorial integrity of Nigeria was tampered with by the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroun. We recall that in 1982 Britain went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands but this same Britain never supported Nigeria to prevent the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroun and this distortion of the pre-independence territorial integrity of Nigeria is the same excuse used by Britain to continue to keep Biafra under Nigeria.

From the success of BREXIT, we call upon the incoming Prime Minister to work with Buhari to speedily organize BIAFREXIT. In addition, we warn the incoming Prime Minister that failure to probe the criminality of Buhari against the Biafrans will make Britain culpable in the re-enacted 21st century Biafran genocide. It is unfair and hypocritical that the British Government will allow free expression of the wishes of her citizens while on the other hand supporting Buhari in his brutal mass-murder of Biafrans who are exercising their God-given freedom to determine their nationality. We believe that the days of slavery are gone and the black race should not be treated as an inferior and expendable race.

The time has come for BIAFREXIT and Britain must support it.


Signed By Spokespersons of IPOB

Barrister Emma Nmezu

Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya

Like Britain Like Biafra: Referendum Is The Solution

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The British people defied all odds to participate in a REFERENDUM to determine whether to REMAIN or LEAVE the European Union. After historic votes were counted, the result shows that the the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. This is good development for for supporters of full independence of every nation. The Biafran people has been calling for a REFERENDUM to be held in Nigeria to give the people opportunity to determine whether they want to REMAIN in Nigeria or LEAVE.

With this British development, it is clear that the Biafra REFERENDUM would hold sooner than later. What the result might be remains uncertain, but REFERENDUM must hold according to UN laws and resolutions similarly adopted in this British-European Union case.

Through A Pane On My Window – By Chief Nnamdi A. Ekenna

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Through A Pan On My Window - By Chief Nnamdi A. Ekenna
Through A Pan On My Window - By Chief Nnamdi A. Ekenna

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OVERVIEW: A writer bored out of his mind kept staring out of a pane on his window until he was transfixed into an image of a young girl who appeared and beckoned him to follow. She retraced her life, through the steps in the writer’s view, and leads him through the life she led to her afterlife. Her story recounts her tribulations with antiquated customs and traditions of her people that resulted in self-exile to the United States with her husband and son.

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In the States, her family faced a new kind of affliction after her husband was incarcerated in the federal penitentiary. Her life changed drastically thereafter as she decided to build a business to avail her childhood dreams and constitute herself into a philanthropist of sorts and a self-acclaimed advocate for the downtrodden. In her last mission to her home country in furtherance of her philanthropy and advocacy for women and children and to speak out against moribund traditional beliefs and atrocious cultural practices that included female circumcision, she was inadvertently gunned down by armed robbers.

Even though she left a legacy of selflessness, benefaction, and hope, she still spent her time at the level of consciousness for rebirth, wondering if she did enough and if she ought to return to do some more. Her story and the writer’s take makes an incursion into life and its connection to and with the supernatural and beyond. Fiction and reality merges into the creation of a fantastic tale of the worthiness of life and living.

Source and Obtainable from: AuthorHouse

http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-001011466/Through-A-Pane-On-My-Window.aspx


About the Author: Chief Nnamdi A. Ekenna.

This is a third entrant by Chief Nnamdi A. Ekenna. In his previous works, he had centered on family and personal history and his inspirational take on some vagaries (caprice, as in opinion or behaviour) of live’s issues, respectively. Here, he presents a completely different take as his imagination guides him and works up a fictional tale that many will find real-life parlances and familiar experiences laced in between. He merges his readers’ imagination with his as he wonders and questions the parity of life here and the hereafter.

Chief Nnamdi A. Ekenna is an attorney.

Nigeria’s Currency Plummets as Naira Floats Under Buhari’s Watch

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On Monday June 20, 2016, Nigeria’s currency plummeted, losing more than 40 percent of its value as the government floated the naira for the first time in the history of the country.

This economic crisis was aggravated by President Buhari’s 16-month-long insistence that the Central Bank defend the naira at a fixed rate of 197 to the dollar, while at the same time closing the Bureau de Change and restricting other access to obtaining foreign currency for international business.

The naira started Monday at N255 to the dollar but ended with $530 million being traded at N280 to the dollar among 21 banks, according to reliable sources familiar with the Central Bank records.

 

Dr. Ogbureke, First African To Win King James IV Professor; Royal College Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh, U.K.

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Dr. Kalu U. Ogbureke (center) is a King James IV Professor for 2016. Also pictured: Dean William Saunders and Vice Dean Sarah Manton, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

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Kalu U. Ogbureke, BDS, DMSc, JD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, has been named a King James IV Professor for 2016 by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the U.K. He is the first person of African descent to receive the prestigious award, which is presented annually “in open competition to practitioners of surgery or dental surgery who have made a significant contribution to the clinical and/or scientific basis of surgery.”

Professor Ogbureke

Ogbureke delivered the 2016 King James IV Professorship lecture and formally received the award April 22 at the annual meeting of theBritish Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in Edinburgh, Scotland.

UTHealth School of Dentistry Dean John A. Valenza, DDS, said the honor is well deserved. “This award affirms to so many others what we here at UTSD have known since Dr. Ogbureke’s return to the School of Dentistry — and that is his tremendous contribution to the clinical and biomedical sciences in dentistry,” Valenza said. “We are all most proud of him and this recognition.”

Ogbureke joined the UTHealth School of Dentistry faculty in October 2012 and currently serves as chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences and professor of oral, maxillofacial, head and neck pathology at the School of Dentistry, as well as professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UTHealth McGovern Medical School.

Professor Ogbureke holds the following professional membership and title:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (ABOMP);
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Malpractice (ABMM);
  • Diplomate, American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM);
  • Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM);
  • Fulbright Alumnus (Scholar, University of Lagos, 2010-2011);
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists (FACD);
  • Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology;
  • Professor, Pathology & Lab Medicine, McGovern Medical School;
  • King James IV Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2016);
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas.

By Rhonda Whitmeyer

https://dentistry.uth.edu/about/e-flash/index.htm?pubid=fd441859-7788-4a04-939f-d510295704be&issue=20160504

Buhari Shows Hatred Against Igbos, And Some Igbo Politicians Show Stupidity In Response

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Igwe Emenike, (LinkMoment).

Buhari has made killing Igbos a major policy of his regime. He has abandoned any pretense of being fair to the Igbo tribe. He has denied the Igbos their own share of constitutional federal character entitlements. He is openly pursuing Igbo persecution.

The most tragic response among Igbos is that some Igbo politicians belief that they are exempted from Buhari’s hatred and affliction. This is where their ultimate stupidity is in manifest.

Does Buhari exempt any Igbo from his hatred? No! No exemptions. Whether you are in APC or were born in Daura; if you are Igbo, you are his enemy. Those who belief otherwise are naive and stupid so to say.

Buhari participated in the pogrom of 1966. Like some who took part in that criminality, his mindset is still frozen at that time. He is not a democrat. He does not give a monkey about democracy.

Many Igbo politicians and intellectuals are a disgrace. Where are your brains? You are watching someone organising the annihilation of your tribe; and all you do is send him roses. You openly kowtow to humiliate yourself to him. What has become of one time Igbo intelligence and pride?

The five Igbo governors of SouthEast are a shame to the entire Igbo tribe. I never knew governors can be this stupid and weak. The senators and House (boys) amaze me with their lack of political intelligence. What are these people afraid of? So to speak up in the interest of those who elected you as their representative is such a bad task and unattainable?

Unless the Igbos pull together to confront Buhari’s atrocities against the Igbos, there will be worst days.


By Igwe Emenike

Onitsha Genocide And The Ideology Of Murder

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Igwe Emenike, (LinkMoment).

The Nigerian military attacked a peaceful procession in Onitsha and some other cities in Eastern Nigeria killing several people on May 30, 2016. They took away their corpses. They also invaded hospitals to abduct the wounded in apparent attempt to cover up the atrocities. The number of the dead is put at 50 though it could be over a hundred. This kind of atrocity is bewildering. How can a national army engage in the murder of its own citizens for something as simple as marking the remembrance of war victims. Shouldn’t even the federal government be a part of this to emphasis the futility of war? Why should any sane person in this day and age be so opposed to remembering the dead to unleash this kind of death on the people?

The Nigerian military has acknowledged and rationalised its actions. It justified itself by quoting a rule of engagement which in their usual interpretation empowers them to kill whosoever they wish.

These are very sad days in the lives of Igbo youths. The Nigerian police have the constitutional responsibility to deal with breaches of civil peace. They are supposed to have been trained and guided by our constitution on how to deal with this kind of event. There is nothing in our constitution that recommends death to protesters. The army has usurped this responsibility in order to execute an Islamic murderous agenda.

A section of the Nigerian army has now officially become an arm of the global religious murderous gang of ISIS. The ISIS ideology was the same Al Qaida ideology that caused the genocide of 9\11 (September 2011). It was the same that drove Boko Haram (with the Nigerian army doing the Boko Haram job, Boko needn’t operate anymore). This ideology ruined Irag, Syria, Libya, Somalia etc. This is the ideology of bloodshed. It feeds on the blood of humans.

The emergence of Buhari meant the enthronement of this monster in Nigeria. Nigeria is reaping its bloody results. The Nigerian nation is bleeding on all fronts. Bloodshed is the commonest thing in Nigeria now. Benue state is in the grip of these ideologues without respite. Boko Haram is rampaging through Yobe and Taraba. Gbaramatu is under siege with rape and murder of women and children. These forces are bent on plunging Nigeria into calamitous chaos and limitless bloodshed.

Those who share the ideology of peace in Nigeria are paralysed with fear. Good Nigerians have been intimidated into silence. People are watching with awe and horror. Who will save Nigeria?

The atrocities in Onitsha cannot be forgotten. It is just a question of time. The perpetrators will be punished unfailingly in future.


By Igwe Emenike

Buhari Government Commits Another Massacre Against Pro-Biafra Protesters

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The Nigeria military confronted and killed some pro Biafra protesters who were honouring the Biafra day on May 30 at Onitsha in Anambra State and Asaba in Delta State.

Chidinma Onyejiuwa reports, “Just for just honouring their heroes, Muhammadu Buhari commanded the Nigerian Army to shoot at sight Igbos in Onitsha and Asaba. Chief of all, to abduct the bodies of those massacred. The bloodshed continues!”

Buhari’s One Year In Office: All Hopes And Expectations Have Been Dashed.

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Jolly Iguodala, (LinkMoment).

One year of General M . Buhari as Nigeria president, I can’t see any Changes as promised or can you? This regime has been blighted by gross ineptitude and cluelessness. All the hopes and expectations have been dashed.

The selective amnesia evident in prosecution of opposition party members alleged to be corrupt rubbishes Buhari attempt to fight corruption and clean the Augean stables . The Buhari regime also have these unenviable reputation for flagrant disobedience of court orders and utter contempt for the rule of law.

His failure to unite the country hasn’t helped matters. His naive declaration of 95% vs 5% has unfortunately played out in his appointments, such divisive characteristics shouldn’t be seen to be exhibited by the Nation’s numero uno . He failed to build on the massive goodwill that ushered his administration to power.

Ethnic animosities and clamouring for secession are on the rise. How did despair come to replace and erased our optimism of the Change paradigm or were we bamboozled by the Sai Buhari brigade bandwagon?

The economy is on a free fall while our local currency has lost it’s value. Power outages and fuel scarcity remains our nightmare. The social disequilibrium between the rich and the poor has widen unacceptably under Buhari watch.

The APC ruling party and Buhari have to step up their game as Nigerians are as expected getting frustrated and less trusting in the ability of this administration to honour most of its commitment which have been broken severally. A stitch in time saves nine!


By Jolly Iguodala,

https://www.facebook.com/jolly.iguodala

Buhari Government Drives Nigeria Economy Into Impending Recession, Devalues Naira

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Buhari government via the CBN governor Godwin Emefiele warned of Nigeria’s “impending recession”, according to a statement issued on Tuesday announcing plan to devalue naira.

Details of the devaluation plan are expected to be announced in the next few days.

Meanwhile, the Buhari government has kept the official rate Naira to dollar exchange rate at around N199 naira to US dollar, while the parallel market is somewhat around N450 naira.

Governor Fayose Mobilizes Locals To Stand Against Fulani Herdsmen Invaders

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‪#‎Fayose‬ talks tough on Fulani herdsmen murder of two in Ekiti.” – By Lanre Olayinka.

“Before leaving you today, I will raise for you (hunters) N2.5 million, Secondly, I will raise N2.5 million again for the affected families.

“I want to say it very clearly, everything you want me to do, I will do. Because the moment you are not secured then I had better resigned as a governor.

“If I cannot provide adequate security for you, it is better for me to leave this office. The only reason you voted for me is because you know I am competent to do the needful in circumstances like this. Nobody will take Ekiti away from us.

“This killing of our people must stop. It is deliberate and we must take all actions to stop it.

“They have killed two, they have killed all of us, a fight against one Ekiti man is a fight against everybody, the President must rise up to the challenge and stand this decaying security situation in the face, we cannot continue like this.

“When they defeat you they will go to the next community, when they defeat that community they will go to another one, this is Ekiti Parapo war and it must be fought in the totality of our spirit. I stand by you, I stand for you and that is why you elected me at a time like this. I will not disappoint you.

“Like I said earlier, you want a Pick Up Van, today, today, I will give you a Pick Up.

“Let it be said, those people behind this herdsmen, we’ll defeat you, we will defeat you. Enough of this political herdsmen operating as herdsmen but are Boko Haram, they are coming into South West gradually, we are going to fight you.

“Anywhere you find a cow that is grazing unnecessarily on our ways, call my attention, we will take them out. I am going to the house of assembly to criminalize grazing in wrong areas. You hide under grazing to kill people, you are operating in the night, where would you tell me someone grazing found AK47?

“Some people are behind them, using AK 47, you rape my wife, you rape my children, if they attempt it, bring them down! Terminate their lives! If they claim they want to sleep with your wives, they want to touch your children, bring them down! Bring them down!

“It is a war against Ekiti, it must be fought with the totality of our strength. God bless you, I want to reassure you, we’ll provide the necessary security to keep you in your community. Don’t run away, don’t go to another community, it is your home and nobody will have drive you out of your home!”

~Governor Ayodele Fayose, while addressing local hunters at Oke-Ako Ekiti today.


Source: Lanre Olayinka

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006888603362

Ridicule And Fraud Surround So Called Rescue Of Missing Chibok Girls

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“On the news this morning, it says: “another Chibok girl has been rescued by the military Joint Task Force (JTF), her name is Serah Lukah, she was in Junior Secondary School (JSS 1) when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorist”.

“And I began to laugh, wonder and thinking aloud; were we not told that the students were in SSS 3 when they were kidnapped? Were we not told they were writing senior secondary school WAEC when they were kidnapped?.

“How then did Serah become one of the Chibok girls?. hmmm!, wonders continue, President Buhari and his abracadabra approach!. Meanwhile, Buhari met with the ‘rescued’ Chibok girl, Buhari made a written speech, okay o!, she is now a celebrity.

“Before I forget, the mother of the first rescued Chibok girl, Amina, said that her daughter has had four children for the terrorist, three of them died, the surviving one is the fourth. Now, let’s look at it properly, the Chibok kidnap happened about two or less years ago, if it took three months for Amina to get pregnant after the kidnap, it will take one year after the kidnap for her to have the first baby, if same baby died immediately after birth, it will take another, one to three months to get pregnant again. logically, by the time Amina gives birth to the second baby, two years have elapsed, now, is it up to two years those girls were kidnapped?, ha ha ha ha ha!.

“The irrationality there is that, if Amina uses less than two years to give birth to four children, I hereby present to you, Amina, the MOST fertile woman in the whole world. What an illusion!, there are no Chibok girls anywhere, they are working tenaciously to cover the scam, but in their effort, they endlessly expose themselves, we are watching.” – Abel Atamenwan


Ike Onwukanjo wrote:

“Nigeria is indeed a sick country. A terrorist invaded teen girls in their school at night, kidnapped them on gun points, raped and illegally married them off to themselves and start siring babies. Now they are gradually crawling out to civilization and we are giving them heroes welcome for the terrorist and kidnapping acts.

“Please can someone articulate to us why our government is rolling out red-carpet for terrorist? Is this the new terrorist policy of Buharia? We are setting bad precedent. If twenty, forty, eighty or more terrorist crawl out from their hideout with their illegal wives, are we going to treat them any different from the olive branch treatment this demonic terror man is getting now? Think about it!”

Scam In The So Called Found Missing Chibok Girl Exposed

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“Few days away to President Buhari’s first 365 days in office. In the absence of any achievement to sing and dance about, desperation has set in. First Lady Aisha Buhari gave about N55 million naira recently to the Chibok girls family/support group.

“Two days later, from nowhere, out of the blues and in lala land, one of the said missing Chibok girls is ‘found’ wandering in the desert, looking well fed and well looked after with a child allegedly fathered by a Boko Haram terrorist.

“The Boko Haram father has been receiving red carpet treatment. Something is not right but this looks very fishy,” Jolly Iguodala wrote.

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Another social media blogger Charles Kay Anyabuike wrote:

“The great mystery is why the foreign media who are reporting this saga are not asking pertinent questions? Like how come a student who was said to be sitting for O’level physics cannot communicate in even pidgin English? How come this rescued girl has been given three different identities by her parents, the army and the shady principal? Are there no official photos of her and other girls so we can compare, students sitting for WAEC must have submitted passport size photos?

“The usually investigative foreign correspondents have suddenly gone deaf, dumb and blind.”

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