Following the violence and maiming that characterized last Saturday’s rerun election in Rivers state, Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, says God is angry with Buhari. Fayose said this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja yesterday March 22nd. He said:
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday March 22nd, said his predecessor who is now Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, was disgraced during the rerun elections held in the state over the weekend as he, Amaechi, came in noisily but left the state quietly as the results from the election showed the people were for PDP and not for Amaechi’s APC. Wike said this while addressing his party faithfuls at the government house.
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FINALLY! UK Government backs down on £3,000 visa bonds…
Great news people of Nigeria! The UK government has announced plans to cancel the £3,000 cash bond that visitors from ‘high risk’ countries, including Nigeria, were to put up to enter Britain. Below is the latest update from The Sunday Times UK..
The government is to abandon a controversial plan to impose £3,000 immigration bonds on visitors from “high-risk” countries in Africa and Asia after Nick Clegg threatened to block the policy.
The move will be seen by Labour as a humiliating U-turn for Theresa May, the home secretary. It came after David Cameron backed off from a full-scale confrontation with the Liberal Democrat leader, who was blocking the scheme’s progress through cabinet.
A pilot project to target visitors from seven countries — including India, Pakistan and Nigeria — who would have had to pay a cash guarantee or deposit to deter immigration abuse was to have been introduced this month.
The plan was to make visitors forfeit £3,000 if they failed to return home by the time their visas had expired. But in an announcement this weekend the government said it was canceling the plans
A country where even the prime minister is not safe from kidnapping. Choi. Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped in the early hours of this morning from the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli by suspected former rebels who even took a pic of them with him and shared it online (inset).
Mr Zeidan, who became Prime Minister just eleven months ago after living in exile for many years, was seized in what is believed to be retaliation for the capture by American forces of a wanted al-Qaeda-linked operative at the weekend, BBC reports.
“The head of the transitional government, Ali Zeidan, was taken to an unknown destination for unknown reasons,” a government statement posted on the prime minister’s Facebook site said.
Officials said that two “revolutionary brigades” were responsible for the kidnap – the “Operations Room of Revolutionaries” and the “Brigade for the Fight against Crime”. His current whereabout is unknown.
Update: The Libyan president has been released unharmed, government sources say
A man and eight members of his family were attacked and killed in the early hours of this morning Thursday October 10th by men suspected to be cattle rustlers. The man identified as Tsok Gwom, who is a cattle rearer, lived in a community in the Bajin Kogi Forum District of Barkinladi LGA of Plateau State, was killed alongside his wife, his sister, one other woman, five children and the man’s neighbour.
Eyewitnesses said armed men numbering over 30 stormed the area around 2.00am and massacred the family. The gunshots they fire during the attack alerted vigilante members in the community who launched a reprisal attack, killing about 12 of the attackers.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations officer in Plateau, Felicia Anslem, said policemen have been deployed to the area.