Armed Church Member Threatens To Blow Off FRSC Official’s Head For Telling Him To Put On Seatbelt

There was a little drama in Abuja yesterday, precisely at Durumi area a few yards away from Winner’s Chapel when a man, alleged to be a member of the church pulled a gun on Federal Road Safety officials (FRSC) who tried to impound his vehicle on an charge that he and his wife did not put on their seat belts while driving.

A video footage trending on the social media captures the man saying he would blow off the heads of the officials during an argument that ensued thereafter.

The man who was driving a Honda Accord car with plate number SD01-RBC pointed his gun very menacingly at the officials while his wife backed him.

The officials who seemed helpless in the situation however got a video clip of the argument as well as the plate number of his car and released the video on social media with a call to Nigerians to identify the man for arrest.


Minister Threatens To Shutdown Fertiliser Plant Over Products Diversion

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has threatened to shut down any fertiliser plant that denies local farmers access to the product while exporting the same commodities.
The Minister made this known following allegations that one of the two big urea plants in Nigeria is producing for export while selling to Nigerian farmers at inflated prices, making affordability and accessibility difficult.
“Two urea plants are big enough to meet Nigeria’s demands. We know their capacities. But where there are allegations that some people are exporting instead of putting in the Nigerian market, and prices shot to N10,000 per bag of urea, we became extremely angry with them. Thank God now, many of them have started producing and putting into the market. The price is already dropping,” Ogbeh observed.
“But we are warning against the future. There can’t be any priority but the Nigerian market. If there is a surplus, they are free to export. But unless and until there is a surplus, we can’t sit by and watch people selling fertiliser beyond the shores of Nigeria when the local farmers have nothing to buy. And we are saying the same to others. The priority is the Nigerian market.”

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Shekau Appears In New Video, Threatens The Whole World

Boko Haram’s shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video vowing to fight on, shrugging off an apparent split in the hardline jihadist group blamed for thousands of deaths since 2009.

“I… Abubakar Ash-Shakawy (Shekau), the leader of Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, made it a duty for myself (to fight) Nigeria and the whole world,” Shekau said in the video released on Sunday, using the group’s name since it declared allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.

Last week, Shekau said in an audio message he was still head of the group despite his purported replacement by Sheikh Abu Musab al-Barnawi, a former Boko Haram spokesman.

“We have no desire to fight our Muslim brethren,” Shekau, who last appeared in March, said in the 24-minute video.

Shekau ridiculed suggestions that he was dead, and looked more composed and energetic than in previous appearances.

“I’m alive by the permission of Allah,” he said in his speech in Arabic and Hausa, adding that he would only die when his time came.

In the video he is wearing camouflage gear and holding a machine gun, standing between two Islamist fighters in balaclavas armed with rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

He taunted President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and condemned Western countries including the United States, France, Germany and “the tyrants of the United Nonsense (UN)”.

At the end of his speech — apparently filmed in Boko Haram’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest of northeastern Nigeria — he fired off rounds of ammunition into the air.

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Defamation: Oduah Threatens Online Medium With Legal Action

Former Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah has vowed to take legal action against an online publication, Sahara Reporters over an alleged malicious publication linking her by the medium with an alleged N2.5billion fraud.

Oduah said the planned court action has become necessary so as to checkmate the excesses of the Sahara Reporters and put the tabloid back on the right track of journalism in the interest of the country and those wishing to serve in government.

Senator Oduah, representing Anambra North Senatorial District has been linked to an alleged malicious and fictitious fraud by the online tabloid, the Sahara Reporters that a non-existing source in the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered the sum of N2.5 billion in an account opened in the name of un-named housemaid of the senator.

In a statement in Abuja, by the Head of Communication in the office of Senator Oduah, Francisca Onyeisi, the ex-aviation minister said that the report was totally false, baseless and at best the imagination of the platform which she said was only set out to extort and blackmail leaders in its continuous attempt to break the rank of Senators of the 8th Assembly.

The statement said that over the past few months, the online platform, Sahara Reporters has continued to surpass itself by continuously sinking to an all-time low of posting uncorroborated reports to mislead Nigerians to promote the agenda of certain elements whose fight against corruption can only been seen on pages of newspapers and pockets of their media spinners while millions of Nigerians remained unemployed and hundreds of thousands of kids go to bed hungry day in day out.

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Alleged Killings Of Herdsmen: Group Threatens To Drag IPOB To ICC

The Conference of Minority Tribes of Nigeria (CMTN), has said it will drag the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague following the alleged killings of some Fulani herdsmen in Abia State.

The group which condemned the killings of the northerners, described it as a crime against humanity. Recall that bikerings have followed the allegations by the Department of State Services, DSS, Abuja Headquarters, that members of IPOB killed some Fulani herdsmen in Abia State, and dumped them in gutters.

But this allegation, the separatist group, other groups, as well as the Abia State government, has denied, describing it as a lie from the pit of hell. In separate press statements, they condemned the DSS, accusing the nation’s secrete police of wanting to spark another ethnic pogrom in Nigeria.

However, addressing a press conference on Monday, in Abuja, Secretary General of CMTN, Comrade Samson Babalola said these alleged killings marked a new low in what had been cordial relations between ethnic nationalities in Nigeria that have always accepted each other as family. He said other ethnic groups strongly condemned government forces when it clamped down on IPOB’ protests and had even planned sympathy marches in support of IPOB and its leaders that are being detained.

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Housewife Threatens To Sue Edo State Over Alleged Loss Of Pregnancy

One Mrs. Oghosa Ejemai who allegedly lost her seven-week pregnancy and sustained injuries, following alleged attack by officials of the Edo State Government, yesterday threatened to sue the State Government for the sum of N100 million for assault.

She alleged that the State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Isimeme Iriogbe supervised her alleged assaults along with his staff.

Mrs Ejemai spoke in Benin when she was presented to journalists by the Publicity Secretary of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Chris Nehikhare, at the state secretariat of the party.

She explained that she was in her shop at 14, Mis­sion Road, Benin City, at about 5:00p.m. on February 2, 2016, when some people led by the Commissioner stormed her shop and started packing her wares, adding that in her attempt to prevent the commissioner and his team from taking her goods, she was slapped and hit.

“They tried to push me into a vehicle, hit my head and fired shots into the air. People rushed at me that day. I was taken to the Benin Central Hospital and reported to the Oba market police station.

“The third day, I started bleeding. So I went to the hospital. At the hospital, doctor confirmed that I had lost my seven-week-old pregnancy.

“When they called me to come and pick my goods, I only saw about five per cent of the goods taken from my shop. They told me to take whatever was available as they don’t usually release seized goods,” she said.

But in a swift reaction, the Commissioner for Trans­port, Mr. Iriogbe said Mrs. Ejemai was trading along the walkway and had attacked officials who came to clear the walkway of traders and their wares.

“She was trading along the walkway and she ac­costed the officials that were clearing the walkway. She almost tore the dress of one of the women who was removing the wares. By going to the PDP for her press conference, it means her blocking the walkway was political

“I expect her to be at the court and we shall meet there because the court is for everybody. I acted de­cently and I did not beat her.”

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Gov. Ganduje Threatens To “Expose” Kwankwaso

The crisis between former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano and his successor, Umar Ganduje, has taken a new twist with Mr. Ganduje threatening to expose “shoddy deals” perpetrated by Mr. Kwankwaso.

The two leaders have been embroiled in a row lately, with each accusing the other of creating crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Mr. Ganduje was deputy governor under Mr. Kwankwaso for eight years.

Governor Ganduje said Monday that “some works done(by Mr. Kwankwaso) were done with hell lots of misdeeds and betrayals which I will soon expose for people to know the calibre of person my predecessor was”.

He said: “Kano people will always resist any attempt by anyone to shortchange them – which Kwankwaso did. Yes we knew the genuine projects including the shoddy ones which I will not tolerate by exposing them for people to judge his action”.

Speaking while inspecting road projects at Dakata- Bella road in Nassarawa local government area of the state, Governor Ganduje said Mr. Kwankwaso was in Kano to campaign to replace President Muhammadu Buhari “while there is no vacancy for that position”.

“Unfortunately for him the avenue and the time were so wrong. But because God wants to expose his antics which he has been doing against the president, he chose my mother’s death to launch the presidential campaign, but we leave him with the people”.

He said, “A lot of things have been happening now. Some people have been trying to undermine President Muhammadu Buhari with all sorts of things. We will not tolerate it again here in Kano. We are tired of your atrocities. I will soon expose him before the people of Kano for them to to appreciate the satan in him”.

“People, who are now telling Buhari all sorts of things, are sycophants. They do not want Buhari to succeed. These people know themselves. When it gets to a stage, I will name them one after the other. I am not afraid of human beings,” he said.

“We are solidly behind President Muhammad Buhari and his programmes. Kano people will not support anybody working against President Buhari.”

Governor Ganduje said that “It is unfortunate for the so-called politician who claimed to be leader to hire hoodlums with dangerous weapons to disrupt the peace of the state. Government and security agencies will not tolerate this attitude”.

He said, “It is known to everybody that Ganduje is a man of peace, tolerance and patience; because I have tolerated Kwankwaso for a long time, but it is over and enough is enough”.

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Fayose Threatens To Sack SSS Officials From Ekiti Government House

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he will have to reconsider the presence of operatives of the State Security Service at the Government House and other establishments in the state following the alleged invasion of the state House of Assembly on Friday.

He said the SSS under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari was now operating outside its constitutional mandate.

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Mr. Fayose said he and the people of the state would not be intimidated by one million armed men of the SSS.

“The government of Ekiti State may have to reconsider the usefulness of men of the DSS in the government house and other institutions of the State government,” Mr. Fayose said.

He said the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government was pursuing a clandestine agenda of truncating democracy in Ekiti State and other Peoples Democratic Party-controlled states like Rivers and Bayelsa.

“If Buhari likes, let him relocate all DSS men in Nigeria with the entire ammunition in their armoury to Ekiti, the will of Ekiti people can never be broken,” he said.

“They will only try, and like they have always done, they will fail because dictatorship has never triumphed over the people.

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NUPENG Threatens To Stop Fuel Supply To Lagos

National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) has threatened to stop supplying petroleum products to the Lagos State Government and also, residents over N224 million debt.
NUPENG said the state government has failed to settle its debt despite several entreaties.
Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West chairman of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the debt arose from a contract given to the union by the state government and alleged that the N224 million was for payment for the supply of diesel and kerosene to the state government’s direct labour projects in Ojodu, which were executed between October 2014 and May 2015.
The union chairman said, “the contract was financed by Skye Bank and the bank had been asking for repayment of the loan. All efforts to prevail on state government to pay this money through our letter dated December 2, which was acknowledged on December 4 failed.
“Now, the union is left with no option than to stop supplying petroleum products to all parastatals and agencies of Lagos State. From today on, if this is not effective, we may be forced to abandon Lagos as a whole to demand for this payment as Skye Bank is on our neck for this payment.”
Korodo said all unions in the oil sector would participate in the action.
“If this payment is not made on time, every union under oil workers will participate because an injury to one person of the union is injury to all members,” he said.
Officials of the state ministry of transportation were not ready to speak on the issue when contacted. They said they were not permitted to speak to newsmen.

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Somalia’s Al-Qaeda Threatens To Slaughter Members Who Join ISIS

Somalia’s Shebab fighters have warned they will “cut the throat” of members who shift allegiance from Al-Qaeda to Islamic State, amid reports some factions have already been punished for doing so.

“If anyone says he belongs to another Islamic movement, kill him on the spot,” top Shebab official Abu Abdalla, said in a radio broadcast Monday. “We will cut the throat of any one… if they undermine unity.”

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Day Care Worker’s Threat To Kill Infant On Snap Chat Video Goes Viral

A mother in South Carolina is taking action after a video was posted on social media that appears to show a daycare worker threatening her infant daughter.

Asia Ifield says the video was posted on Snapchat and shows the daycare worker threatening to kill her 7-month-old daughter.

She wasted no time reporting the incident to police.

Ifield says, “I had a lot of rage going through my mind. I had a lot of anger. But you know, I’m not going to go and be belligerent. I’m not going to go and be crazy. I’m going to do it the right way.”

The daycare, located in Ladson, says it reported an incident to child services, but didn’t offer any other details.

Ifield says she’s currently looking for another daycare.

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ISIS Threatens Hamas In Video Message On Failure To Implement Rigid Laws

ISIS has threatened the Palestinian armed group Hamas, vowing to end the faction’s rule in the territory.

In a 16-minute long video shared by social media accounts sympathetic to ISIS on Wednesday, fighters based in Syria’s Aleppo province condemned Hamas for its crackdown on Salafist groups in the Gaza Strip, and its failure to implement a rigid enough interpretation of Islamic law.

“The point of jihad is not to liberate land … but jihad as defined by God, is fighting for and implementing the law of God,” said one masked fighter who appeared in the video, who further condemned Hamas for its dealings with Iran and Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah, as well as “nationalist”, “secularist”, and “communist” factions.

“They raise their children to respect this (Palestinian) flag,” the fighter said, telling Palestinians that Hamas could not secure their freedom.

“The road to liberate Palestine goes through Iraq and we (ISIS) are getting closer, day by day … while they (Hamas) are moving away from that goal.

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Lawyer Threatens To Sue Buhari Over Appointment Of Ministers

A Kaduna-based lawyer, Sunny Akanni, has threatened to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in court if he failed to appoint ministers from each of the 36 states of the federation as stated in the Constitution.

He said it would amount to gross violation of the Nigerian constitution if the President failed to appoint ministers to represent each state of the federation.

According to him, the constitution is so clear on ministerial appointments by the President, wondering why the President would be contemplating reducing the number of ministers in order to cut cost.

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We Will Resume Hostilities If Lawmakers Don’t Adjust Jumbo Pay, MEND Threatens

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has warned that it could resume hostilities should the 8th National Assembly fail to check the ridiculous salaries/ allowances of lawmakers at the detriment of other Nigerians.

The spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo,  in  a statement, said, “The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has observed with disgust, the brazing disregard for the feelings of the change-seeking masses by very selfish members of the Eight National Assembly.”

Its words, “If the lawmakers refuse to make the necessary adjustments needed to accompany the needs of the masses and the Niger Delta region, it may lead to the resumption of hostilities and Nigerians should hold the Eight National Assembly responsible should that happen. Enough is enough.”

“These wicked individuals appropriate to themselves huge and absurd salaries/Allowances at the expense of the millions of hapless Nigerians, who have not been paid for months their salaries, pensions and other due benefits they deserve.”

“The Niger Delta region where the bulk of revenue that sustains the nation continues to suffer neglect, environmental degradation and lack, made worse by the very corrupt and visionless past government of Goodluck Jonathan and his cronies, some of who still shamelessly parade themselves on national television and other media platforms as Niger Delta activists,” the group asserted.

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PDP Threatens Staff Over Leaked Vouchers

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to sack staff involved in the leaking of vouchers that showed how party executives shared a significant amount of money meant for the execution of the just concluded general elections.

The money was from the Party’s Presidential Campaign Council. The vouchers were published by many media outfits on Monday.

Among those who shared the money included the National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu; National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo and other members of the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

Oladipo summoned some of the workers to his office in Abuja and accused them of leaking the documents to embarrass the party executives. He vowed to sack everybody found culpable for the leakage.

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Labour Threatens To Paralyze Public Service From Next Week

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, has threatened to pull out thousands of its members on an indefinite strike from next week, if the management of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, goes ahead with the plan to issue sack letters to over 1,000 employees of the commission.

The association, in a statement issued yesterday by its secretary-general, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal, said it regretted that the federal government had continued to condone and encourage the lawlessness of the NIMC management even after reports were submitted to it on the happenings in the organization, expressing dismay that the NIMC director-general, Barrister Chris Onyemenam, had continued to flout court processes in respect of his unpopular decision to sack more than 1,000 senior employees for no just cause.

“The directive by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity that parties should maintain status quo pending the determination of the trade dispute on the matter and that of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation that he must subject himself to court process at the Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja, by staying action on the planned sack have been treated with contempt.

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Buhari Threatens to Pull Out of Peace Pact

The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mohammadu Buhari has threatened to pull out the Abuja peace accord, reports. The threat follows the series of attacks against his personality by political allies and aides of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Buhari, who spoke through the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) on Wednesday said he would no longer tolerate further attacks against him. He urged President Goodluck Jonathan to stay true to the Abuja Peace Accord by cautioning his supporters.

He noted that the maturity with which his supporters are conducting themselves should not be mistaken for weakness.

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