RE: Of Karma, Abduction, and the Reality of our Predicament – @AAABORODE

Published:11 Dec, 2012

RE: Of Karma, Abduction, and the Reality of our Predicament – @AAABORODE

When evil befalls you, the reaction of majority should go a long way in knowing where you stand and what you have stood for or standing for. There was an unpleasant news yesterday evening about the kidnap of the mother of Nigerian finance minister (Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala), the news was greeted by dissenting and assenting views, some glad, some sad and some like me indifferent to it.

I chose to be unrepentantly indifferent to this issue because of a couple of reasons;
Almost a trillion naira was budgeted for security for the year 2012 but what do we get in return? Bombs, rape, armed robbery, kidnap and a host of others, our president doesn’t give a damn as long as he is fine, he cares less. We have been blessed with leaders who see their lives as more valuable than ours, their planes crash they travel abroad, their wives are sick, they enroute Germany. So what message are they passing to the helpless Nigerians? “You can die for all I care, if I am fine it is well” so tell me how do you expect Nigerians to show sympathy to these folks? Sympathy made us vote a shoeless man, now they want us to all walk bare footed! Despite the billions budgeted for security we still rely on “God” to provide us security, I know he is the ultimate but he shouldn’t be involved on certain issues that he has handed over to us.

Kidnap is unacceptable in our society, we do not want it the same way we do not want corruption and looting. But it’s unfortunate that those who are in strong positions to help eradicate this evil are doing virtually nothing to stem it. Boko Haram bombs our brothers and sisters in the North virtually every day despite budgeting approximately 2 billion naira for security per day, do these folks have sympathy for the Northerners? Do the Northern leaders care about their people? So why should we the oppressed care about our oppressors? Has their well being been of benefit to us? So why should I be concerned about their unfortunate circumstances that they have brought to the nation due to their selfishness?

We have a 1% in government that has kidnapped the joy, harmony, peace and stability of Nigeria; they share laptops and LCDs on their kid’s wedding day when an army of graduates are jobless! There is this famous saying “One day the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich” will you blame the poor for being carnibals when we get to that stage (though I hope we don’t get to that)?
If Ngozi has been competent and credible enough, if her policies have helped improve the economy and provided jobs for idle folks, though I am not saying there won’t be hoodlums, but we will have a lower degree of criminal cases. If our leaders haven’t kidnapped our joy and rights, maybe our sense of humanity and sympathy wouldn’t have depreciated.

I want a Nigeria where I can sleep with both eyes closed, where any sound at the dead of the night will be from my kids arguing over games or books. The current state of insecurity in the nation is alarming, something needs to be done! An average Nigerian can’t sleep without fear, some of our loved ones get kidnapped, some can’t afford to pay the ransom and they get killed, do such people owe Ngozi sympathy? There have been reports in the south of Nigeria that some hoodlums call a family and request for N1000 credit, they will then tell the victims “If you don’t send it, we know the school your children attend” tell me do we deserve such in a society that boasts to be giant of Africa?

I condemn any act of criminality outrightly and I don’t endorse the kidnap of the old woman (or any one at all) as she is not the source of our current predicament, but there’s a Yoruba adage that says ‘the death that opens ones cap is only sending a warning signal’ the kidnap of the old woman is simply a wake up call, be it politically motivated or not, it is evident that the security of our country is porous and a lot needs to be done! For criminals to be bold enough to kidnap the finance minister’s mother, you know there is fire on the mountain.

On the issue of karma, it’s a sexy forever-young bitch that is needed to screw every ass, fortunately its bisexual, and in this country of ours where the law is rubbished by the day, karma serves as the ultimate miracle, so when it strikes we are quick to rejoice, the same way we rejoice when criminals are sentenced in the court of law. If our leaders don’t have a taste of what we face they won’t feel our pain, save for the once shoeless that has forgotten the pain. I don’t see the kidnap as a revolutionary act or a freedom fighting act, but it will definitely drive it home that the chicken may be coming home so soon to roost. Imagine Boko haram not harming helpless civilians but targeting those in power only, do you think nothing will have been done to curtail them? They would have felt the heat and found not just a solution but a lasting solution to the insecurity menace in the society. Imagine an inefficient minister’s son dying in a hospital because doctors are on strike, imagine if their kids also sit at home when our schools are on strike then tell me if they wouldn’t have ensured stability in all this defective areas.

The long and short of this is; our leaders should endeavour to sanitize the nation before the evil they are creating will end up consuming them. It is impossible to build ones happiness on the unhappiness of others. If our leaders don’t solve our problems, it will come back to haunt them.

“If you are a mean person, you are going to come back as a fly to eat poop”Kurt Cobain

“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it” Sakyong Mipham

This was supposed to be an article on its own with the title “We Had Been Kidnapped”, but I decided to make it a rejoinder to my dear brother Ogunyemi Bukola’s Of Karma, Abduction, and the Reality of our Predicament

 

Abdullahi Aborode, @AAABORODE

  • @IGONO

    In The Build Up To The 2011 General Elections, When GEJ Came With The Stories Of No Shoes, No Bags, No Foods… I Shrugged. I Refused To Bring Myself Forth To Listen To The Lies!

    Let Me Quickly Observed, From Your Piece, That Elections To Such Sensitive Position As President Shouldn’t Be Driven By “Sympathy” As Reported By You. If “Sympathy” Were To Be The Case, Obama Wouldn’t Have Been Anywhere Close To White House.

    We Must Move On With Time And Trends, And Quickly Too. The System Has Failed And The Society Is Reacting Through Kidnapping, Raping, Armed Robbery And Bombing! What Goes Around Comes Around!

  • tobe sigwe

    You nailed it brother. When Achebe kept hammering that our problem as a nation is basically poor leadership or aptly put by him ‘being ruled by cult of mediocrity’. I wanted to disagree with him that we are our own problem but recent revelations has made me to strongly believe that followers are akin to sheep and bound to misbehave while leaders are nay a leader is the Shepherd bound to correct the sheep and lead them aright. In the light of this, I strongly believe that bad leadership is what has boomeranged into kidnapping and other accompanying ills from the Nigerians(sheeps) . If they(leaders) can come to us in clean hands they can see the best of us and less of kidnapping. If not they should not complain when the lizard comes visiting as they keep bringing in ant infested firewood into our country. Its a cause and effect world @bukola. Kudos abdul!

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Boko Haram militants have so far killed 603 Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members in Borno State. The dead civilian JTF were attempting to prevent bomb strapped Boko Haram insurgents from detonating their bombs in large crowds. Barr Jubril Gunda, the legal adviser of the CJTF disclosed this on Monday during a two day summit on Security and Governance in the North East organised by the CLEEN Foundation in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Mozambique Lifts Homosexuality, Abortion Ban

Mozambique decriminalized homosexuality Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights. The old code, dating back to 1886, targeted anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature” — though no known prosecutions took place after Mozambique became independent in 1975. Breaking the law was punishable by up to three years of hard labor. “It's a symbolic victory, as social inclusion...

Read President Buhari’s Speech To Govs Over Unpaid Salaries

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, AT THE OCCASION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL, HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, ABUJA, ON MONDAY 29TH JUNE 2015. Protocol I am delighted to be here with you at this occasion on the inauguration of the National Economic Council (NEC) for this Administration. The National Economic Council was established by the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria...

Is Beyoncé OBSESSED With J.Lo’s Style?

In fashion, as in life, everyone needs someone they can look up to. For some people, that person is Beyoncé. For Beyoncé, that person would appear to be Jennifer Lopez. Just look at all the outfits they have in common! 1. Distressed denim shorts suit with chain details and long, wavy hair. J.Lo performing at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on March 29, 2014. Beyoncé performing in New Jersey during her "On the Run" tour on...

Idris Elba Denies James Bond Reports: ‘It’s Just A Rumour, I Have No Idea’

Idris Elba has denied any truth behind reports that he is in line to play the first black

Kogi Elders Denies Endorsing Governor Idris Wada For Second Term

Against reports that some members of the Kogi Elders Council have endorsed the aspiration of Governor Idris Wada to run for a second term in the 2016 gubernatorial election scheduled to hold in the last quarter of the year, the elders of the state has denied endorsing the governor. The report has stated that notable names like Senator Tunde Ogbeha, former Governor of the state, Idris Wada and many others at a meeting in an undisclosed location endorsed the...

NDLEA Arraigns Drug Baron, Two Others In Court

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday arraigned a drug baron, Ikejiaku Sylvester Chukwunwe, before a Federal High Court in Awka. Chukwunwe, who was described as the most wanted drug trafficker in Anambra, was arraigned on 13 count charges. Also dragged to court by the agency were Oluchi Nduaguba and John Atuenyi. However, the trio pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against them by the prosecutor. Chukwunwe was charged for conspiracy...

Walmart Apologises For Making ISIS Cake

US retail chain Walmart has apologised after baking a cake containing the flag of ISIS. A spokesman for the company told ABC News that it was sorry for the error, which occurred after staff at a local store failed to recognise the image. "An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake. The cake should not have been made and we apologise," the spokesman said. The cake...

Tunisia Attack: ‘Paralysed’ Police Let Gunman Run Amok For Half An Hour, Says Witness

Armed policeman were “paralysed by fear” and allowed the Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui to freely massacre British tourists for more than half an hour before shooting him dead, witnesses claim. Even though two police officers arrived at the scene within minutes, it was said to have been around half an hour before Rezgui was killed. In that time, 38 people,...

At Least 20 Reported Dead After Military Plane Crashes

At least 20 people have been killed in the military plane crash in the Indonesian city of Medan, CNN affiliate Trans 7 TV reported, citing local hospital officials. At least five people have been killed after a military transport plane crashed in an Indonesian city shortly after takeoff, authorities said Tuesday. The C-130 Hercules aircraft went down with 12 people on board in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, said Indonesian military spokesman Maj....

Buhari Promises Improved Power Supply

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised that his administration would give the highest possible priority to the rapid improvement of power supply across the country. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while granting audience to officials of CGGC, the Chinese construction company working on the Mambilla Power Project. Adesina quoted the President as saying that it was quite regrettable that power generation in...

El-Rufa’i Begins With Free Education In Sept And Upgrade Of 255 Hospitals

Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, said at the weekend that his administration would start free education in primary and junior secondary school across the state when new session commences in September. He added that the state, in collaboration with General Electric Healthcare, would also refurbish and re-equip 255 hospitals. Addressing the first town hall meeting with residents at the weekend, he said his administration would commence upgrade and refurbishment of schools, training of teachers and renovation...

Buhari Orders All State Governors To Settle Unpaid Salaries Of Workers In Their States

While inaugurating the National Economic Council in the Abuja earlier today, President Buhari charged all the state governors present at the meeting to endeavour to settle the unpaid salaries of civil servants in their states. He asked the state governors to look inwards and find more ways to increase their Internally Generated Revenue...

FG Probes N3.8trn Missing Oil Funds

A panel of four governors was, yesterday, constituted to probe the affairs of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, following revelations that the corporation withheld N3.8 trillion of the N8.1 trillion generated from oil receipts. The committee comprising governors of Gombe, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna states is also to unravel circumstances of the disappearance of another $2.1 billion which was allegedly unilaterally withdrawn by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in the last six months of its...

Overweight Woman Flaunts Her New Muscular Physique

An overweight 27 year old Canadian woman shed a third of her body weight, she went from being overweight in high school to placing in national bodybuilding tournaments. Trista Elaschuk who used to weigh 195lbs now weighs only 130lbs and is now participating in various bodybuilding competitions. Trista said she decided to lose weight after...

A Mathematical Formula Reveals The Secret To Lasting Relationships

If you're fortunate enough to find someone you want to settle down with forever, the next question is: How do you achieve happily ever after? According to mathematician Hannah Fry, it may come down to a simple formula. Fry, who works at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London, explains in her 2014 TED Talk and recently released book, "The Mathematics of Love," that the...

’30 Days In Atlanta’ Wins Four Awards At The Ghanaian Golden Movie Awards

West Africa's Highest grossing movie, 30 Days In Atlanta won 4 awards from 15 Nominations at the maiden edition of the 'Golden Movie Awards' held on Saturday, June 27, at the State House Banquet Hall, Ghana. This is coming just as AY the Producer of the Movie is preparing to do a sequel with the Hollywood and Nollywood Stars in August, here in Nigeria.

Tour Guide Reveals Moment He Threw An Ashtray At The Tunisian Gunman, In A Bid To Save Tourists

The man, known only as Mahdi (top left) attempted to thwart the killer by throwing an ashtray at his head after seeing him gun down dozens of tourists as they sunbathed on Friday. The 26-year-old tour guide has since told of trying to pile tourists into a little fishing boat to escape the beach, describing those murdered as 'like family'. He said the fear of losing his job was what spurred him to attack Seifeddine Rezgui, the...

Caitlyn Jenner Dines With New Transgender Women Squad (PHOTO)

Caitlyn Jenner continued living her best life at New York City's Pride celebration, enjoying a dinner with a few notable transgender women on Sunday night. After enjoying the parade, Caitlyn dined with Candis Cayne, Chandi Moore, Geena Rocero, Allie Hoffman, Sam Feder, Trace Lysette, Barbara CarRellas, and Trace Lysette. Caitlyn rarely tweets, but when she does it is pure magic. Such a fun...

Mozambique Scraps Ban On Same- Sex Marriage!

Mozambique decriminalized homosexuality Monday when a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights. The old code, dating back to 1886, targeted anyone “who habitually engages in vices against nature” — though no known prosecutions took place after Mozambique became independent in 1975. Breaking the law was punishable by up to three years of hard labor. “It's a symbolic victory, as social inclusion remains the main challenge,”...

Saraki, Dogara Blast Ex-APC Chairman

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, debunked claims by the former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande that their election as Senate President and Speaker was facilitated by oil barons describing the allegation as baseless, false and unbecoming of a respected statesman. The duo also said the allegation levelled against them was lacking in substance and merit and...

”I Feel No Remorse For The Death Of Those Demons” – Mum Who Killed Her 2 Kids

A mother who killed two of her children leaving their bodies in her kitchen freezer has pleaded guilty to their murders saying: “I don’t feel no remorse for the death of them demons.” Mitchelle Blair of Detroit, Michigan, callously admitted abusing her 13-year-old daughter Stoni Blair and nine-year-old Stephen Berry, before their deaths.The bodies of the children were discovered in a deep freezer at her apartment on May 24 when bailiffs arrived to evict her.The mother has...

Deputy Chair Of Boko Haram Victims’ Support Committee Resigns

Fola Adeola, the Deputy Chairman of the committee on the Victims Support Fund has resigned. The fund was set by the immediate past administration to pool resources and provide support to victims of Boko Haram insurgency and other similar clashes. Mr. Adeola, a former Vice-Presidential candidate, who tendered his resignation last Monday to the Chairman of the committee, Theophilus Danguma, did not give any reason for quitting. Mr. Adeola could not be reached for comment as...

Kim Jong-Un Shows Off Airport Designed By Architect He Likely Had Executed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have executed the chief architect of  the  new international Pyongyang airport...This news comes after he was pictured touring the building with his wife last week(above)..According to reports, the architect may have been  executed because Kim didn’t like the design. The project is the country’s latest bid to appeal to potential tourists since Kim ascended to power in North Korea three years ago and features a jewellery store, coffee bar, a pharmacy,...

ISIS Beheads Women For The First Time In Syria

Monitor says ISIS killed two women and their husbands in Syria's Deir Ezzor province after they sought health remedies.  ISIS has beheaded two women for the first time, in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that ISIS beheaded the two women and their two husbands after accusing them of using "magic for medicine". It is not known what non-traditional health remedy...

Twisted And Evil: Parents Of ISIS Bride Slam Her Poem Praising The Tunisian Beach Terrorist Attack

 The family of a British woman who fled to join Islamic State in Syria have said they are 'sickened' by a poem she wrote praising the massacre in Tunisia and attacks in Kuwait and France. Former private schoolgirl Aqsa Mahmood left her home in Glasgow in November 2013 and married a militant from the terror group in February last year. She has since posted a series of radical messages , including a call for others to copy the murder...

You Can’t Blackmail Us, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that no amount of “intimidation, blackmail and propaganda” by the Presidency would stop it from demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari kick-starts government and commence implementation of his campaign promises for which he was voted into office. PDP had on Sunday said that Mr. Buhari’s first 30 days in office saw Nigeria only in motion without movement. Mr. Buhari promptly replied the PDP saying he is taking his time...

Jude Okoye Supports Wizkid For Calling Out Organisers Of BET Awards

A few hours ago,Wizkid explained why he did not attend the BET nominee parties and pre-award shows.He said he wouldn't do that knowing the award for the best International African Act is given backstage .. Jude Okoye has agreed with him..Missed the earlier tweets, read below...

Buhari Orders Re-Issuance Of Villa Press Pass To Deutsche Welle Correspondent

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the re-issuance of Presidential Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent, Mallam Ubale Musa, who was expelled from villa by the previous administration. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this while presenting the re-issued villa press pass to Musa at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adesina said that Musa’s re-accreditation as a...

APC Insists On Ekweremadu’s Removal

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress on Monday insisted on removing the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, of the minority Peoples Democratic Party. Punch learnt on Monday that the ruling APC was still miffed that Ekweremadu emerged as the deputy senate president and had vowed never to allow “a senator from a minority party take over the duties statutorily assigned for the majority party.” A leader of the APC, who spoke on...

NNPC Yet To Remit N3.5trn Into Federation Account -Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has revealed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is yet to remit $3.5trillion in the Federal Government coffers between 2012 and 2015. Oshiomhole who is a member of a four-man committee constituted to go through the books of the NNPC and Excess Crude as well as the Federation Account from 2012 to May 2015 stated this after the inauguration of the National Executive Council in Abuja on Monday. The Edo governor said it was the...

G7 Countries To Support Nigerian Military With Equipment

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Group of seven (G7) countries will be supporting Nigeria’s military with equipment in its fight against surging terrorism. The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Speaking to governors at the inauguration of the National Economic Summit at the Presidential Villa on Monday, Mr. Buhari said, “The requirements of the military have been prepared by the Service Chiefs...

Oil Barons Didn’t Influence My Emergence- Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has denied reports that Nigerians associated with dubious claims in the infamous oil subsidy influenced his election as President of the eighth Senate. According to his media office, the Senate President said such reports were wrong and mischievous. He further denounced such rumours as false, untrue and calculated mischief. “Again, the attention of the Senate President Bukola Saraki has been drawn to a malicious, false and totally reprehensible news report, wherein it...

‘NIMASA, NPA, NCC not paying monies generated to FG account’ – Yari

Zamfara governor and the Chairman of the Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari has stated that revenue generating agencies like NIMASA, NPA and the NCC have not been paying monies generated from their agencies to the federation account as required by the constitution. Speaking on Monday to State House Correspondents, Yari made this declaration after a four-man committee (consisting of  Governor Yari alongside Governor Adams Oshimhole of Edo, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom) was constituted...

‘Stigmatise HIV/AIDS Patients, Risk Six-Months Jail Term’

In its commitment to enforcing the rights of the people living with HIV and AIDS , the Ondo State Government has warned that anybody caught discriminating against the PLWA in the areas of employment, medical treatment, hiring, assignment, promotion, demotion, transfer, retirement, among others, would face the law. The Secretary to the Ondo State Government and Chairman, Ondo State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Dr. Aderotimi Adelola, stated this in a statement on Monday.

Aso Rock Conducts Comprehensive Audit Of Security Personnel

Authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja have ordered a comprehensive audit of security personnel and forces deployed to the villa, necessitated by the ongoing inter-agency rivalry in the Villa. According to a memo signed by the Aide-De-Camp to the President, Lt. Col. Lawal Abubakar, the exercise was needed for “accountability and deployment.” The memo dated June 25, 2015 read, “Request for strength returns of security personnel and forces deployed within the Presidential Villa, Abuja.” “The need for proper accountability by all security...

Ekweremadu Must Be Removed – APC Insists

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress on Monday insisted on removing the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, of the minority Peoples Democratic Party. Punch correspondents learnt on Monday that the ruling APC was still miffed that Ekweremadu emerged as the deputy senate president and had vowed never to allow “a senator from a minority party take over the duties statutorily assigned for the majority party.” A leader of the APC, who spoke on condition...

Facebook Opens First African Office In Johannesburg

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head of Africa. “We are inspired by the incredible ways people and businesses in Africa use Facebook to connect. This momentum in Africa comes on top of strong advertiser partnerships and excellent...

Okonjo-Iweala spent $2.1bn without approval – FG

The National Economic Council, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday accused a former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, of spending $2.1bn from the Excess Crude Account without authorisation. “We looked at the numbers for the Excess Crude Account. The last time the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, reported to the council, and it is in the minutes, she reported by...

FG Appoints Ladan To Head Department Of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

The Federal Government has appointed Mordecai Danteni Ladan, to oversee the activities of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) with immediate effect, a statement posted on the website of the DPR on Monday stated. According to the statement, Ladan is to take over immediately from the former DPR Director, Mr George Osahon, whose tenure ended on June 19. Ladan, according to the statement, is a Petrochemist by profession, who joined DPR in Nov. 23, 1987 as a Senior Analytical Chemist and...

EFFC Arraigns Yau Gital, Ex-FCT Minister’s Aide, Over N192m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned Yau Gital, who was a former Chief of Staff to the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, before an FCT High Court in Gudu on ten counts of N192m fraud. Other accused persons arraigned alongside Gital were his former Special Assistant as Chief of Staff to the minister, Shuaibu Yakubu; the Managing Director of Jibmir Ventures Nigeria Limited, and...

Radio Biafra: A Stitch In Time – Ahmad Salkida and Johnson Chinedu Edwin

In two separate newspapers articles published in 2006 and 2009 in the New Sentinel and Sunday Trust, and credited to one of us, the manner Boko Haram’s total disregard for civil values was the point of discourse. The report in question warned that government’s disregard of this rebellious inclination of the group would amount a calculated catastrophe to society. The authorities ignored this at society’s general peril. Last week, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of Nigeria...

Argentine Man Kidnapped In Nigeria Saved By Calling Lionel Messi’s Name

An Argentine man kidnapped in Nigeria claims he owes his life to Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. Santiago Lopez Menendez, a 28-year-old agricultural engineer who has been working in Nigeria since last year, planting soya and corn crops close to Kontagora in the north-west Nigeria, said name-dropping his famous compatriot calmed his violent aggressors who held him captive for three days. According to Goal reportage, He was kidnapped earlier this week and beaten violently by his captors, who hardly...

#TRENDING: Watch Rihanna’s B**ch Better Have My Money Trailer

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#LADIESCORNER: Exactly How to Get Your Fullest Lashes Ever

1. Line your lash line with black gel eyeliner and work the liner in between your lashes.After you've applied your base makeup, blush, and a few individual false eyelash clusters to create a fuller fringe, use your pinky finger to anchor and steady your hand as you line your eye with black gel liner. Model Imena used Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in "Blackest Black." As you apply it, work the brush in...

Buhari Fires Back At Saraki

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki that he dropped his presidential ambition because of him. Buhari noted that Saraki never contested the presidential ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the party's presidential  primaries in January. Buhari was reacting to claims by Saraki that he stepped down from the presidential race to support the emergence of Buhari as the APC candidate for the March 28 presidential election. Buhari, who spoke...