Wednesday, March 5

“FG is Winning the War against Boko Haram” – Reuben Abati on Al-Jazeera’s The Stream

It’s been a bloody year in northern Nigeria after series of fatal attacks, allegedly by Boko Haram, that have killed more than 300 Nigerians this year alone.
And while on Al-Jazeera's widely watched interactive programme, "The Stream" tonight, Nigeria's Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati defended FG's activities against Boko Haram, saying the Federal Government is winning the war against terrorism.

 Abati was on the programme with:
  • Aminu Gamawa @AminuGamawa (Coordinator, Harvard Law School Graduate Forum
  • Ahmad Zannah Khalifa (Senator, Borno State)
  • Michael Sodipo, Founder, Peace Initiative Network
  • and Babatunde Rosanwo
According to Abati:
  “The government is winning the war against Boko Haram. The violence has reduced compared to the situation a year ago. Nigerians go to church with fear and trepidation every Sunday but that does not happen anymore.”
However, reacting to Reuben Abati’s statement, Rosanwo said
“the government must come down to the level of its citizens; they are the ones that are being killed. The government is definitely not winning the war against Boko Haram.”
Senator Khalifa agreed with Rosanwo saying the government has failed in protecting the lives and property of citizens in the affected areas. He put holes in Abati’s argument saying the insurgents are within the community, a notion  which is contrary to the official stance of the government which suggests that the Islamic militant sect adopts a cross-border attack strategy.

Rosanwo stated that the president needs to show some empathy to the victims of Boko Haram in Yobe, Borno and Bauchi by paying them a visit instead of sitting put in Abuja.
“You need to stop this centenary nonsense,” he said. “How can you celebrate when forty three kids were killed? What stops Mr. President from visiting Borno,” he asked rhetorically.
 Abati, however, countered saying citizens, especially a serving senator should be careful not to make statements that are capable of demoralising the troops fighting against insurgents, he assured Nigerians of President Jonathan's commitment to the security of every citizen.

Will bring you the video once The Stream publishes it.

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Horror: Another Lady gets Brutally Beaten, Dragged behind Moving Car & Left to Die by New Boyfriend (Photos)

Another young woman, this time a mother of two, has lost her life to domestic violence after her boyfriend of just 3 months beat her to death cos another man flirted with her at a bar they had gone to.

According to DailyMail, 30 years old Emily Lambert, an elementary school teacher had traveled from her hometown in Garland, Texas, on Friday, to Carlsbad, New Mexico to visit her boyfriend Robert Earley for the weekend.

Happy and excited, Emily called her parents to tell them she was ok, then she and boyfriend Robert went out

Spoilt Brat: Teenage Girl Sues Her Parents For Money

This case you are about to read has gone viral and is currently trending in the United States. Just imagine this happening in Nigeria.

A New Jersey teenager, 18 years old Rachel Canning, has sued her parents because, she claims, they threw her out of the house when she turned 18 and refused to pay for her private high school and college education.

According to Rachel, her mother and father kicked her out of their home and cut her off financially when she

Aisha Falode Buries her Only Son, Toba, Killed in Dubai. Read her Touching Tribute to Him


Oloruntoba Oluwadamilola, the 19-year old son of ace broadcaster, Aisha Falode, who died on Saturday, 15 February 2014, was buried amidst tears two days ago, Monday, March 3 in Lagos. The funeral service held at Trinity House, Victoria Island, while the internment took place at Ikoyi Vaults and Gardens in Lagos.

You recall the press had initially said Toba died in a car accident only for family sources to later reveal that Toba had actually been pushed off a 17 storey building by an Arab guy.

For his burial, to celebrate the life he lived, his grieving mum wrote this emotional tribute to him titled: You Are Me, I Am You. Please read below:
I held you in my arms and my heart burst into a million pieces of joy. It was an indescribable moment. You were adorable as I touched every bit of you. Giddy with joy, I counted your toes,

Obesere Arrested for Alleged Rape...How Shocked are You?

You all must have read the story by now, guys but let's read what you think about it. Who do you believe - the young lady, Olaiya, who is definitely traumatised cos she was raped by a man she believed was responsible or the celebrity, Obesere who says he is shocked Olaiya reported to police after they had sex as lovers.

According to Vanguard, popular Fuji musician,  Alhaji Abass Akande, aka Obesere, has been arrested  by the Police in Lagos State for allegedly raping a 29-year-old business woman, Miss Olanike Olaiya in his Okota residence, Lagos.
The victim, who took the matter to the Police, narrated her ordeal in the hands of the musician whose shows generally fascinate society women.

According to Olaiya, a  National Diploma graduate of business administration from Ibadan Polytechnic:

“I got to know  Obesere through one of my friends, Mrs Bola Okoro. She told me that Obesere would assist me in my business. I deal in office equipment and when I contacted Obesere, he asked me to meet him in his family house at Okota.  When I  met him, I  introduced my business to him and he promised to connect me to some of his friends in Dubai who would sell  goods to me on credit.
After the discussion, he started demanding for sex and I refused and when I wanted to leave, he insisted I should sleep over in his house because it was late and he claimed that it was dangerous to go out late in the night in his area. I thought he was a responsible man and I decided to sleep over, but at the dead of the night, he came into the room where I slept and pounced on me.

He raped me and afterwards inserted a ring he wore into my  private part  and I started bleeding. He hurriedly  left me in the room saying he had an appointment to fulfil. I could not bear the trauma and the bleeding and I reported the matter  to the police.”

Vanguard gathered that Obesere was first arrested last Wednesday by the Police at Isolo Police Division, where Olaiya reported the matter. He was subsequently released on administrative bail. He  was later re-arrested on Monday, when medical examination conducted on Olaiya revealed that she was actually raped and the Divisional Police Officer, Isolo,  Adamu Ibrahim, was said to have ordered the transfer of the matter to State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.

Sources disclosed that Obesere’s arrest was made possible through a warrant of arrest issued by the Chief Magistrate of Isolo Magistrate Court, Mrs Kike Bukola Ayeye, as he had declined to honour several police invitations sent to his  house at Johnson Famiye Street, Canal Estate, Ago, Okota.

Police sources also said Obesere in his statement denied ever raping Olaiya, rather he claimed she was his lover and they made love when she visited him.The source added that Obesere claimed he asked her to go to a private hospital for treatment when she complained that she was bleeding, but he was surprised when she reported to the police that she was raped.

This Man Used to be Gay till Someone Set him Ablaze. Now He is a Woman! (Photos)

Tori Banks (lady pictured above) used to be a gay man called Russell. A 23-year-old male model and part-time barman in his prime – popular, happy and looking forward to a career in theatre.

But one dark day a random evil thug called Mitchell Dean destroyed his world. Dean ran into the pub where Russell worked, threw lighter fuel in his face and set him ablaze.

Russell was left with 30 per cent burns to his upper body and kept in a coma with little chance of survival. When he did fight back from the brink of death and saw himself in the mirror, he ­contemplated suicide.

Then, from somewhere stretching back into his ­childhood, a ray of hope emerged.

Tori explains: 

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