Breaking: Kaduna In Pandemonium Over Conversion Of Girls

Kaduna In Pandemonium over conversion of girls
Countless number of houses have reportedly been set on fire in Kajuru local government in an outbreak of violence in Kasuwan Magani, area of Kaduna state.
Details of the violence are still sketchy but a source said it had to do with the abduction and forceful conversion of some girls by a religious group.

Kasuwan Magani is 31 kilometers away from Kaduna city. It is located on the highway that links the state to Plateau, Nasarawa and Benue states.
Legion of security personnel have reportedly been deployed in the area.
Meanwhile, some of the students kidnapped from Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, have been moved to Niger Republic, according to a report.
Quoting a source, the report said the girls were split into two groups; with some kept in Borno state.
The Musa Albarnawi faction of Boko Haram is suspected of being behind the kidnap. The Albarnawi faction is loyal to the Islamic State of West Africa.
The group was responsible for the kidnap of some University of Maiduguri lecturers who were conducting an oil research in Borno state last year.
While some were killed, those abducted regained freedom, earlier in the month.
The report mentioned the location where the girls are reportedly kept.
“The girls ferried across a shallow river and are held in the border town of Duro in Niger Republic,” the source was quoted to have said.
“The second batch has been moved to Tumbun Gini area of Abadam LGA of Borno.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the abduction as a “national disaster”, urging security agencies to ensure that the 110 girls are found.

During a visit to Yobe, Ibrahim Shetimma, governor of Borno, expressed worries that the Dapchi incident is a sad reminder of the Chibok schoolgirl’s saga of 2014.
Shetimma urged residents to cooperate with the security services to unravel the mysterious Dapchi kidnap.
“ Neither denial, nor conspiracy theory as was done in the case of Chibok girls abduction under PDP-led Federal Government. We should learn to separate politics from human lives,” he said.
Boko Haram had abducted 274 students from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state in April 2014.


Congratulations To Arogbo Ijaw Ibe Kingdom, Ondo State,Nigeria By Pere Jay West

I use this medium to congratulates Arogbo Ijaw Ibe Kingdom in Ese Odo Local Govt Area of Ondo State, Nigeria for it newly coronation.

The congratulating goes on it newly crowned king, His Royal Majesty Pere (Barr) Doubra Zaccheaus Egbunu as the “Amananaowei” of Arogbo Ijaw Ibe kingdom in Ondo State and it surbodinates towns and villages such as Agadagba Obon, Amapere, New Jerusalem, Bolowou, Ajapa, Opuba, Ukpe, Ogidigba 1 and 2, Tubukiri, Igan Igbo, Asere, Biagbini, Agbedigbanran, Olomokpukpa, Safarogbo, Adoloseimo 1 to 3, Ijejekubu, New Ajapa, S.k Ama, Oriaran, Pubilebu, Pububoh, Kolonbo, Bilebu, Awodikuro, etc that surrand the great city of Arogbo Kingdom.

I will also use this opportunity to call some of the leaders and the youths who accepted the coronation of the recent crowned king, and for those who are worshiping money and for those who are not worshiping money like the head of the priests (Okpanrans) High Chief Tani Akparuku Salu, who do not partook and discribed the whole event as a modern way of crowning king in the land that which was not so in the ancient periods.

I am still enphasising my point of greeting to His Highness A.O Sofigha the ” Tarabiritoru of Arogbo Kingdom and to the great High Chief R.A Bekewei, who took good care of kingdom since the death of the late king, His Royal Majesty Pere D.M.E Eperetun over 11 years ago before the emergency of the recent crowned king Pere Barr Doubra Egbunu on 25th June 2018.

My regards also opined High chief Thomson Eduh the “Ibagbunu of Arogbo kingdom who is the “Pere Koriwei” of Arogbo in outside of the Egbesu Temple and the general public.

I will also like to expatiate my compliments to some of the “Egbesu” priests such as Chief Longlife Titiboh, Ayebi Sofigha and others that are not listed here, and also the sponsorer of the whole event, High Chief Bibipiri Ajube, CEO Bradama International and also the CSO of Galary security company.

I further extend my greetings to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo Tompolo the “Owoumadau of Ijaw land.”

My King may you live long in Jesus name “Amen!”

Arogbo Ibe Kingdom (King Barr,Doubra Egbunu Announced As The King Of Arogbo, Ondo State Of Nigeria, by Pere Jay West

The event took place yesterday 24th June 2018 at the outside of “Egbesu” Shrine, where Chief Thomson Eduh, the “Ibagbunu”, Perekoriwei of Arogbo announced the great king ( Barr Doubra Egbunu as the Agadagba of Arogbo Ibe kingdom and handover the king to Ring Kiyah the Toripuewei of Agwobiri Arogbo ESE Odo Local Govt Area Of Ondo State Of Nigeria.

APC chairmanship: Oshiomhole unopposed as govs head for consensus

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Henry Umoru, Demola Akinyemi & Omezia Ajayi
ABUJA—The All Progressives Congress, APC, was last night putting finishing touches to tomorrow’s ‘coronation’ of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as its new national chairman in the nation’s capital city that has been suffused in an air of political festivity.

The pathway to a rancour-free convention was being paved by meetings here and there by governors and other major stakeholders to reduce tension by political gladiators whose aspirations may have been underpinned by projecting their interests in the new national executive.

The focus of the meetings which were still on-going at press time, Vanguard gathered, was to ensure that a new executive is enthroned with as little rancour as possible.

With security being tightened in all the major hotels in the capital city fully booked, it was no surprise that Abuja suburbs normally strange to the trappings of political entrepreneurs were yesterday having a new feel of entitlement to the political capital of the country with some of the hotels in the fringes raising their rates in anticipation of the influx.

Ebri withdraws

Oshiomhole’s triumph came after his only challenger for the office of national chairman, Mr. Clement Ebri stepped down from the contest.

Ebri, a former governor of Cross River State forwarded a letter withdrawing from the contest to the National Convention Committee earlier, yesterday. He subsequently made his decision public in a press statement issued late yesterday.

He said: “I believe that those who occupy formal positions in the APC are the helmsmen of the Nigerian ship of state. What happens in the leadership of this country’s ruling party, the APC is directly responsible for whether we can deliver on our promises to our people to provide them with a new lease of life. This was the core conviction that drove me to declare my candidacy for this office in the first place,” he said.

Ebri had some days ago told Vanguard that he was offering a non-combative leadership that would help steer the party towards drawing out the best from its men and women in government for the betterment of the society.

Besides Ebri, there were also pressures, last night, to make many of the aspirants to step down ahead of tomorrow’s national convention.

It’s about conflict and resolution— Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Chairman of the media sub-committee of the National Convention Planning Committee, following an inspection of the convention ground at Eagles Square, yesterday gave an indication of the prospects of some candidates dropping out of the race after the meetings.

“Politics is about conflict and resolution, today we are meeting the aspirants to interview them, there will be a give and take so that it will be a smooth operation on Saturday,” he said.

However, at the end of one of the meetings between the Convention Planning Committee, and the aspirants at about 5.30 p.m. yesterday, there were no indications that any of the estimated 164 candidates screened to contest had dropped out.

Governor Ajimobi was nevertheless, optimistic of a rancor-free convention, irrespective of the outcome of whether more candidates dropped out or not.

“We are very happy about all the preparations, everything is in place, you can see what we call a very professional arrangement for tomorrow,” he said.

Also speaking, former Governor of Zamfara, Sen. Ahmad Sani, who is the Chairman of the Convention Sub-committee for Accreditation, said the committee had commenced the screening and accreditation of delegates from the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.

He assured that delegates would be properly scrutinised before entering the convention venue.

“We are going to put numbering and security code so that as soon as you come to the gate you are properly identified, screened and then you enter.

“Even as they vote inside, you have another card that you present so you can be allowed to vote” he said.

Govs bid to avoid chaotic convention

At a meeting of the 24 APC governors, Wednesday night in Abuja, multiple sources informed Vanguard that the governors were concerned that some aspirants who do not have presidential backing for their bids could protest at the convention grounds and even stage a walkout.

At the hours-long meeting which held at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge, the governors had midway into deliberations, invited the Directors of Administration and Organization of the party, Abdulahi Gashua and Abubakar Kyari respectively. They came in at about 9:15pm clutching several party files.

Also, Senator Binta Masi Garba, a member of the convention sub-committee on logistics; Sen. Uche Ekwunife, Abdulmumuni Jibrin and Senator John Eno were briefly present at the meeting.

Aside Rochas Okorocha the host governor, other governors who attended the late-night meeting were Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Ahmed Abdulfatai (Kwara), Kashim Shettima of Borno, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Aminu Masari of Katsina, Jubrilla Bindow of Adamawa, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Umar Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa, Yari of Zamfara, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, and the deputy governors of Lagos and Kaduna.

Briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, Jigawa State Governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar said rather than having the so-called “Unity List”, the governors resolved to go back to their zones and work out modalities for a consensus. Both the governors of Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun and Nasarawa, Umar Tanko al-Makura spoke in the same vein.

“We met and discussed the convention. We still affirm that we will hold the Convention on June 23 and the governors are giving all the necessary support to make it successful, rancour-free and that we come out of the convention stronger”, Badaru said.

On the purported unity list, he queried: “Is there any Unity List? What we ask is for the governors to meet at the zonal levels with the aspirants to see if we can reduce the number of people contesting the elections by consensus and it is accepted in our party but no list has been drawn yet.

“It is not a list. It is to reduce the number by consensus. The meeting should be before Friday but it is not a list.

“There is no list. There are offices where we have eight people contesting for an office, and there are some that we have unopposed, some two and so on. So, we will discuss with those where we have two contestants to see if one can step down for the other but where they do not agree, we go on with the elections.”

On the final number of aspirants that have been disqualified, the Jigawa governor said the number was in the region of 15 and 16. “I think it is somewhere around 15 or 16 but I am not too sure because I do not have the data offhand but some of them have been screened out; most of them for the position of youth leader because of the age limitation.”

The governor added that the convention committee was still awaiting the report of the Governor Okorocha-led screening appeal committee on the petitions written against the National Working Committee, NWC.

According to him, “the screening appeal committee had looked at it and they will submit the report to the general committee to look at.”

Amosun on his part simply said the APC will resolve all issues ahead if the convention. “You know we at APC, we have ways of sorting our matters out and I think that is ongoing”, he said.

On the issue of Unity List, Amosun asked: “Is consensus not part of democracy? If 20 people are in a place and all of them are saying this is who we want, is that not democracy? We are not stopping anybody from contesting.”

Also speaking, Almakura said the governors were working to ensure a hitch-free exercise that will produce competent party leaders that the nation would be proud of.

“As a committed party member, I want to wish all the contestants across the country a very good luck in this election and I want to call on all eligible delegates in the country to vote in people that will make the party proud in the discharge of their responsibilities when they emerge as leaders of this party.

“As governors, we are talking to ourselves, to ensure we have a consensus so that the election will be rancour-free and will be for the betterment of the party. We are almost there but I do not want to let the cat out of the bag yet. I assure you, at the end of the day that, we will have a team that all of us as APC will be proud of”, he added.

We’ll be at the convention —nPDP

Meanwhile, the New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, bloc in the party yesterday said that its members would attend the convention, according to the chairman, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, in a statement.

Baraje, who had been leading other members of nPDP in consultations with APC leadership, returned Wednesday from Saudi Arabia where he had gone to perform the lesser Hajj.

He emphasised that his group has no cause not to attend the convention.

According to him: “We are looking forward to the Saturday convention, we will be at the convention and after that, we shall see how things unfold.”

Baraje further explained that, as a member of the convention committee of the party, he attended a meeting once with other members of the committee but after that initial meeting, he had not been chanced to attend subsequent ones.

Reacting to various issues, statements, reactions and counter reactions about the claims in some media that President Muhammadu Buhari is not interested in meeting with the members of the nPDP, Baraje said though, he was not privy to such statements the group or himself as the leader of the group , would not officially react now.

“At the appropriate time, I will react. Definitely not now” he stressed.

He further explained that when it is necessary for the presidency to invite them for discussion, talk or dialogue, they will invite the group as they are also waiting.

Ignore nPDP’s antics — Adamu

Also ahead of tomorrow’s National Convention, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, APC, Nasarawa West, asked the leadership of the party to ignore what he described as antics of the new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP.

Senator Adamu, who hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for refusing to meet with the aggrieved members of the APC, said the group’s claim of marginalization and insistence on meeting with the President was to blackmail, intimidate and ambush him.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja, the former Nasarawa State governor said it was good that the President did not interfere in the nPDP issue, since the matter was already receiving the attention of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the leadership of the party.

Senator Adamu said: “I belonged to the nPDP and as I had said before, there was nowhere we held a meeting to resurrect the group for the purpose of protesting alleged marginalization of our former members by the APC-led federal government. Apart from that, the basis of the group’s allegation is tenuous.”

Adamu, who is the north central zone’s coordinator for Buhari’s presidential campaign, said the latest media report of President Buhari’s resolve not to interfere in the APC’s leadership meeting with the nPDP was a welcome development.

He stated that President Buhari’s position that Vice President Osinbajo and the party leadership should interface with the nPDP was salutary to the supremacy of the APC.

“While the antics of the so-called nPDP to portray the Buhari administration as being unfair to the group in its appointments are reprehensible, I commend the President’s governance style and his litany of progressive decisions that are in tandem with the collective aspirations of our party,’’ he said.

Buhari Reacts To Super Eagles Victory Over Iceland 2018/06/22 18:36:58

Musa scores Nigeria’s second goal

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their 2-0 victory Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The President expressed delight at the confidence, discipline, team-work and indomitable spirit displayed by the young Nigerian players.

President Buhari urged them not to limit themselves but sustain the current winning momentum by going all out against their last group opponent, Argentina, next week.

“I am confident that if our players believe in themselves, they can qualify out of their difficult group and even go very far in the tournament,” President said, according Media Adviser, Femi Adesina.
“With determination, nothing is impossible,” Buhari added.

The President urged all Nigerians to continue to rally round the Nigerian ambassadors with their prayers and other forms of support.” – Buhari Reacts To Super Eagles Victory Over Iceland

“See How Vice President Osinbajo Watched Nigeria’s Match Despite Busy Schedule. (Photo) Main 2018/06/22 19:26 PM

Vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ensured he didn’t miss the crunch World Cup match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday. Despite his busy schedule, the vice president watched the match from his mobile phone while in transit between events in Lagos.

A brace from Ahmed Musa helped Nigeria to a 2-0 victory over Iceland.

Nigeria held on to the two-goal lead to accumulate three points from two games in the group.” – See How Vice President Osinbajo Watched Nigeria’s Match Despite Busy Schedule.


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