22 Jan 2017

Kashamu Slams Fayose, Declares Him Unfit For PDP Governors Forum Chairman

The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Prince Buruji Kashamu has faulted the choice of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum.

Kashamu who stated this in a statement he issued in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State on Sunday said, “It was a misnormer that the governors of an opposition party that is in need of rebranding and repositioning could chose a liability, a loud mouth and an immature politician like Fayose as the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum.

“It is not that his emergence as the Chairman of the Forum means anything to me.


 But as a committed and loyal party man, it gives me great concern that instead of taking steps that will foster peace and unity, we are doing things that will widen the gap and cause more unity.

 “Those who chose him should have a rethink in the interest of the party that is striving hard to return to power.

His brother-governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, whose tenure he purportedly continued as Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, is a cool-headed and balanced character. ”

 Even then, some of us pointed out that Governor Mimiko was slippery and sly, and a traitor who could not be relied upon. What happened at the end of the day?

The party broke on his head when he overreached himself in the South West as the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum at the behest of Governor Fayose.

 Instead of being a strong leader who would be fair to all, and do good to all manner of people, without fear or favour, he became more of a weather-beaten fowl, sullen and uninspiring.

But, we thank God that we held our grounds and fought for our rights. “Fayose had always wanted to be the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum.

That was why he had some resentment towards Mimiko upon his emergence as the Chairman of the Forum in 2015.

 While I concede to our Governors the right to choose whoever they want to lead them, my point is that they should have settled for a balanced, more experienced and mature person to lead the Forum, not a cantankerous, divisive and unstable character like Governor Fayose who snaps at the slightest provocation.

 I know that the Forum boasts of Governors who are true leaders, not pretenders.

“There are those who are better educated, well-cultured and better exposed who are not working against the interest of their people and country.

We have Governors who have held public offices since the return to democracy in 1999 but who are untainted.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) does not have any case against them.

Those are the kind of people that could have been chosen to lead the Forum, not one with a goodwill deficit whose hands have been found in the public till.”

 Kashamu said the choice of Fayose as the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum will further polarise the party and destroy it. His words,

“How many of the notable leaders of the party in Ekiti State and the South West are ready to work with Governor Fayose?

 He had the opportunity to fight for the interest of the good people of Ekiti State and Yoruba land but he flunked it, preferring to promote impunity and side with a tiny clique who will always do his bidding. ”

 How can our respected leaders stay aloof and allow this to happen when they are aware of the genesis of the crisis in the party – Fayose’s and Mimiko’s unbridled ambition to impose their will on the party and ride roughshod over all other stakeholders of the party in the South West. ”

 The other day, he lured our father, Chief Olabode George to Port Harcourt and sought to disgrace him at the rescheduled National Convention in August, 2016″.

 The Senator recalled that Governor Fayose brought Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and sold his candidature to other stakeholders.

“But when he saw that Senator Sheriff would not be pliable in his inordinate ambition to arbitrarily hand him the critical structures of the party from the South West zone to the national level, he cooked up a lot of lies and sold them to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and others in order to discredit Sheriff.

“Even now, his utterances about the lingering national leadership are a pointer to the fact that he will exacerbate the crisis.

 Anyone who thinks that Sheriff is not needed in the efforts to restore peace to the party must be joking.

 I wager that Fayose’s conduct and utterances will widen the division in the party and more people will use it as an alibi to continue to defect to other parties.

 “I am aware that more PDP Senators and members of the House of Representatives, including the three Senators from Ekiti State are consulting among themselves with a view to dumping the PDP very soon, all because of Fayose’s deception, divisive tendencies and arrogance.

“We must reject Governor Fayose now or strictly restrict him to running the affairs of the Governors’ Forum while well-meaning leaders and elders of the party who are not part of the crisis bedeviling the party are allowed to take charge of the affairs of the party and run it properly and legitimately,” he said.

The lawmaker went on, “Fayose keeps boasting that he is the oldest Governor in Nigeria and that he is the only one who has defeated two incumbents.

The fact is: he did not do it alone.

Some people pulled resources together to help him achieve those feats.

But, the question is: where are they today? Most of them have left him when he showed them his true character.

Even in Ekiti State, he cannot put members and leaders of the party together. He sees himself as the Alpha and Omega of the party in the state, shutting out any voice of dissent.

“It is important to remind Fayose that the true measure of success ‘is not how far but how well’.

The Governors’ Forum is made up of seasoned, experienced and respected political leaders who have been consistent with the PDP since its foundation in 1998 unlike Fayose who could not manage his first term, went to exile and later abandoned the PDP for the Labour Party (LP), only to return in 2014 or thereabout.

“Now, we are aware he is in talks with the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and those who want to float the so-called Mega Party. He has not been able to organise the party in Ekiti State, let alone the South West zone and the national level.

In fact, he is on record as saying he does not know if the 2018 Governorship and House of Assembly election in Ekiti State would be contested on the platform of PDP.

“Therefore, if he has failed to bring the much-need leadership skills to bear on the party in Ekiti State, which superior and respectable South West zonal leader and elder will listen to him?

Of course, I am not the leader of the party in the zone.

But, I am one of the foot-soldiers and voices of the party in the zone.

 I interact with our leaders, elders and stakeholders across the zone. I know their feelings and views.

 “If Fayose thinks that his emergence has conferred on him some advantage that he wants to use to perpetrate the illegalities that led the party to where it is today, some of us will continue to resist him vigorously. For, as they say, it is not over until it is over.

Fayose had better restrict himself to brain-washing his colleagues in the Governors’ Forum.

 If he seeks to lord his wishes over the constitutionally recognized organs and structures of the party, trying to impose the minority over the majority, then peace will continue to elude party.”

 Kashamu said Fayose has about 12 months before he will use his usual turban and attempt to escape through Benin Republic to Ghana because of all the messy things he has done with Ekiti State resources and ONSA funds and for which he would be held accountable.

 He said it would be a long shot if anyone told Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and his team as well as Senator Ahmed Makarfi and his team that the reserved judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt would resolve the national leadership crisis of the party, adding that, “it is pure deceit, self-delusion and a mere wishful thinking”.

 He therefore urged the superior leaders and elders of the party in the Board of Trustees (BoT), the Governors Forum and the leadership of the PDP in the National Assembly as represented by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; Senate and Reps Minority Leaders, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Hon. Leo Ogor, to prevail on Senators Sheriff and Makarfi to step down for the party to move forward.

The various blocs could then constitute a committee that would organise an all-embracing National Convention within 30 to 45 days, he added.

The lawmaker suggested that on the day such a meeting would be called, the National Executive Committee (NEC) should meet to ratify the decisions reached at the meeting.

He said any of the two leaders who refused to accept such a proposition would then be seen as the one who does not have the interest of the party at heart.

“If that is what they have to do for the party to survive, then they must do it if there is no hidden agenda.

I love and cherish the two leaders but the party is bigger than any and all of us,” Kashamu said.

 He noted that the problem with the PDP is that, “we talk too much, but without a strategy.

No (financial) commitment, no action, no implementation and no finishing. How then does anyone expect the party to move forward or succeed?

 We envy the others but are not ready to pay the price of perseverance, selflessness and dedication that they paid to get them to where they are today.

“If we must get things right, we need to wake up from our slumber and be organized and proactive.

  You cannot give what you don’t have.

A disorganized and tactless person cannot successfully lead a respected body like the PDP Governors’ Forum, let alone the party.

If care is not taken, his so-called leadership of the Forum could sound the death knell on the party.”

Newborn baby found stuffed in a sack in Kebbi State ...photo

A newborn baby was found stuffed in a sack and left in an abandoned house in Ambursa Local Government Area in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State on Friday, January 20th.
The Vice Chairman of Hisbah Board, Alhaji Mamuda Geza is calling on people in the area who may know the mother to contact this number: 08188006127.

Shocking! See Skeletal remains of man found in abandoned warehouse ...photo

The skeletal remains of a man was discovered in an abandoned warehouse on Saturday, January 20th, around a storage area in Old Wood Best Municipal Road Soi, Thailand. 

Authorities are currently investigating to identify the skeleton but they suspect it has been there between five to six months. More photos after the cut.




Omg! Many dead and injured in ghastly accident along Lokoja-Okene road ....graphic photo

An accident involving a bus belonging to Delta Line and another vehicle along Lokoja-Okene road, Kogi State, on January 17th claimed the lives of many while scores sustained various degrees of injuries. Godspower Efebuno posted the photos on Facebook : 
"On my way from Warri to Abuja a Serious accident that left scores dead and others seriously injured right in front of me at Agadama Junction by Lokoja - okene road, Kogi state. Pls join me and pray for them. And pls note that some of them were coming to warri, so if u know anyone pls pass the message across" More photos below...












See all the vehicles impounded by FRSC during special patrol in Port Harcourt

FRSC Rivers Sector impounded many vehicles during a special patrol exercise/Special Marshals National patrol conducted within Port Harcourt metropolis on Saturday, January, 21st.
See more photos from the exercise...
 







Update! NANS Gives Ajimobi Seven-Day Ultimatum To Reopen LAUTECH

The National Association of Nigerian Students has issued a one week ultimatum within which the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, should reopen Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Ogbomosho or face a mass protest.

The association also gave the Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Prof. Francis Otunta, seven days ultimatum to resign from office for alleged gross incompetence and maladministration.

The President of NANS, Chinonso Obasi, who issued the threats during a press briefing on the state of the nation held in Abuja on Friday, said NANS would “relocate its Headquarters to Government House in Ibadan and Umudike.”

He decried the nonchalant attitude of governor Ajimobi towards the closure of LAUTECH for the past eight months, without considering its effects on the students.

He said, “NANS chides the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi over the neglect of LAUTECH, Ogbomosho which has been under lock and key for almost eight months.

 We see his recent utterances that went viral on the social media during the students peaceful protest to Agodi Government House as shameful, uncivil and belittling the status of an Executive Governor.

The governor is hereby issued with a seven-day ultimatum to reopen LAUTECH or face mass protest.

“Similarly, √ĎANS calls on the Vice Chancellor of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike to resign within seven days for gross incompetence and maladministration.

Failure to heed this patriotic call would be met with serious resistance as we shall not hesitate to occupy and chase him out of the university.”

"Help Me Thank God, I Don Marry Oyinbo" – Man Celebrates

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Terrified Young Muslim Locks Herself Inside Car While Racist Woman Bangs On Windows & Calls Her A Terrorist

A terrified young Muslim woman was forced to lock herself inside a car while a raging racist banged on the windows and accused her of being a terrorist.

The woman's gobsmacked husband Ramzy Alamudi took out his camera phone to film the aggressor, who appeared to be angry at her covering her face with a niqab.

Ramzy, who was in the driving seat of the parked Toyota Yaris, posted the one-minute 37 seconds footage to Facebook where it sparked outrage online.

He said to the camera: "This lady has told my wife to take off her scarf."

The raging Asian woman repeatedly smacked the windows of the car parked in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, before trying to pull the windscreen wipers off the front.

Mr Alamudi is heard saying "Call security" but his wife replies: "Just drive, just drive."

The Muslim woman asks: "Who are you?" but then the aggressor replies: "F*** off."

When Mr Alamudi leaves the vehicle, the woman lunges forward, points towards his wife and says:
 "Who are you? Why have you got a mask? Terrorist. You have gun?"

Mr Alamudi then restrained the woman and called security.

Emily Grace Guff wrote: "This deranged woman had the nerve to attack his wife because of the burqa she was dressed in, claiming she "didn't feel safe"around people like her.

"It makes me sick to know we co-exist in a world where this happens so frequently, people thinking they have the right to belittle someone else because of their race or religion."

See Britain's First N3KED Workout Classes Launched ...

A personal trainer has launched the UK's first ever n3de workout classes. Ten participants bared all to take part in the first Nude-ercise class on Saturday night.

Former recruitment consultant Helen Smith, 35, led the circuits-style workout, which included jumping-jacks, sit-ups, push-ups and partner work.

The hour-long class, which costs £8, is described as "gentle boot-camp style exercise with partner games and teamwork" suitable for all fitness levels.

People aged between 33 and 70-years-old took part in the first class in Southampton, Hants., but Helen welcomes adults of all ages to try the activity.


Helen, who is a member of naturist organisation British Naturism, said: "The main benefit of exercising n3ked is that you can really see what the instructor is doing in the exercises.

"For example, if you are doing a plank but wearing baggy exercise clothes, it is hard to tell if you have the correct form or not.

"You also don't have to think about washing sweaty gym clothes after the class, and it's a great way to celebrate the body."

"I think people are starting to embrace naturism more and more.

"It's interesting, because in this day and age you have on one hand pop-stars wearing scantily-clad clothing, and that being seen as quite sexual behaviour, and on the other hand you have things like naked bike rides.

She added: "Participants are required to pre-register by emailing me, and to show ID at the beginning of the class, just for everyone's peace of mind.

"Nothing untoward happens in these classes, and if there was any hint of that then the person responsible would be asked to leave."

"The idea behind naturism is that it is your natural body, and there is nothing sexual about it."

Nude-ercise classes will soon take place in London and across the south east.

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Update! Diezani Madueke Breaks Silence Over $153 million Allegation, Says EFCC Lied Against Her

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With many accusations flying in and out against former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, she has finally opened up on the allegations.
Embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has denied allegations levelled against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, daring the anti-graft agency to provide incontrovertible any evidence against her, reports Punch.
According to her, President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight is aimed at demonising and destroying a few Nigerians.
Punch reports that the former minister said this in a viral statement on a popular blog, www.stelladimokokorkus.com, while reacting to several media reports about her on Saturday.
Recently, a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered that the $153m which was illegally lodged by the ex-minister through cronies in three banks be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government.
But, the former Petroleum minister has denied ownership of the money.
She said, “I wish to state that I cannot forfeit what was never mine. I do not know the basis on which the EFCC has chosen to say that I am the owner of these funds as no evidence was provided against me before the order was obtained and they have not in fact served me with the order or any evidence since they obtained it. As of the time of my writing this rebuttal (January 19, 2017), the EFCC has still not furnished me or my lawyers with a copy of the order.”
In a terse text message on Saturday night, the spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, however, challenged the former minister to come back to Nigeria if she believed she had done nothing wrong.
“She (Diezani) should return to the country and clear her name,” Uwujaren said without making further comments.
In her statement, Diezani also denied ownership of an $18m (N5.7bn) mansion located on Margaret Thatcher Close, Asokoro, Abuja, which was seized by the EFCC in June.
In a report by a television network, Al Jazeera, the anti-graft agency noted that the items in the house included jewellery, furniture and a bulletproof gymnasium worth about $2m.
The ex-minister slammed the acting EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, for taking the Al Jazeera reporter to the mansion and misleading the public.
Diezani said the house did not belong to her but to an oil magnate, Mr. Kola Aluko. Aluko is Diezani’s alleged front who is on the EFCC watch list.
The ex-minister said, “On June 13, 2016, the EFCC once again took their well-trodden path to the media; this time claiming that they had ‘discovered’ a mansion in Asokoro, Abuja, worth $18m (about N9bn) which they purported to belong to me.
“The EFCC went to the extent of bringing in Al Jazeera, an international TV station, to air a damaging documentary against me in this regard, showing a particular residential building in Asokoro, Abuja, which they told Al Jazeera belonged to me.
“The EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu, personally took the Al Jazeera reporter to the building, alleging that it belonged to me. It has since become apparent that the house belongs to a company owned by Mr. Kola Aluko.
“If this is not a witch-hunt or a personal vendetta against me, how is it that one of our country’s premier investigative agencies was unable to avail itself of facts that are freely available in the public domain?
“Since the EFCC claimed that the alleged $18m Asokoro property belongs to me, then it should kindly produce the ‘authentic’ Certificate of Occupancy and land registry information and any other relevant information as proof of my ownership of the property.”
The former petroleum minister, who served from 2010 to 2015, also denied involvement in the $1.3bn Malabu oil scandal. The scandal involves the controversial sale of OPL 245, one of the most lucrative oil blocs in Nigeria.
Diezani said the matter was a legal issue which was handled by the then Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN).
She said, “I wish to categorically state that I have never held any discussion on this matter with any individual or entities outside of official channels. As the minister of petroleum resources, I did not participate in any activity relating to financial payments on the Malabu matter, other than those statutorily mandated to the Minister of Petroleum Resources by the Petroleum Act. My role in this matter was a purely statutory one as required by law in the Petroleum Act.”
The ex-minister further slammed the EFCC for misleading the media regarding her estate in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
She said the estate was not worth billions of naira but only N394m and that she declared it in her Asset Declaration form which was submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Diezani said, “On November 9, 2016, the EFCC officials visited our family home in Yenagoa as pre-agreed and they were escorted around the premises. I was therefore completely shocked to once again see my name sensationally splashed across the front pages of newspapers and widely circulated on the Internet, with blaring headlines such as ‘EFCC uncovers Diezani’s multibillion-naira estate’.
“There was absolutely nothing ‘hidden’ or ‘concealed’ about the home. I had declared it openly as required by law, in my Asset Declaration forms (Annex-4B). Yet the EFCC announced that it ‘just discovered’ my ‘hidden estate’ and labelled it a ‘multibillion-naira estate’ even though it had been given the Bill of Quantities, showing actual amount spent.
“The EFCC (officials) were taken on a tour of the compound which consisted of a main house, and two outhouses – an obi (meeting bungalow) and a staff quarters (BQ) building – above which we built three guest rooms and a parlour.
“The other two structures are the gate and generator houses. Construction began in late 2011 and was handled in phases. During the visit, the EFCC was given the bill of quantities, which up to the time construction stopped in early 2015, due to my illness, was at approximately N394m which was declared in the Code of Conduct documentation attached (the costs were partially funded by a loan – see code of conduct – Annex4B, the work is still uncompleted and the contractor is still being owed). Building costs escalated as a result of delays in construction and external factors such as the extreme flooding of late 2012 that covered most of our areas in the Niger Delta.”
The former minister, while listing her achievements, maintained that she left over $5.6bn in LNG Dividend Funds.
She said under her watch, there was virtually no case of fuel scarcity in the country.
In a parting shot to the EFCC, Diezani said, “The fight against corruption in Nigeria will be far better served if the EFCC focused on incontrovertible facts, as opposed to media sensationalism and completely distorted stories, in its bid to demonise and destroy a few specially chosen Nigerians.”
Reacting to Diezani’s statement, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), advised that the former minister save her energy for her trial which may come up soon.
Sagay, who spoke in his personal capacity and not as the chairman of the PCAC, explained that corrupt people in power usually use fronts like the mafia.
He said, “She should reserve her energy for her trial. If a $153m was found in accounts linked to her and she was the minister selling oil on behalf of the government, one does not need to put two and two together.
“Her statement is premature; let her prepare it for her defence.
“I am sure you have watched the movie, ‘The Godfather’. The real godfather never shoots anyone by himself. All he needs to do is press a button and someone else will do it but that doesn’t mean that the murder cannot be traced to him. So, when Diezani’s trial begins, the truth will be made known.”
The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, also asked the former minster to come home and face the law instead of staying in the comfort of another country to throw verbal missiles.
“She was right when she said the money confiscated from her by the EFCC is not her money. Of course, it is not her money, it is the money which belong to the long-suffering Nigerian taxpayers which she took and converted to personal use.
“While in office as super minister, she never thought a day would come when she would be called to give account, but today, there are questions she does not have answers to. The EFCC is a legal entity set up by law. If tomorrow I leave office as DG VON and there is reason for the EFCC to investigate me, they will and I will not be hiding under any guise to escape justice.
“In 2013, money was voted and a ceremony was held by the (ex-President Goodluck) Jonathan administration that they were going to build three refineries, one in Bayelsa, one in Kogi and another place. Where are those refineries? Where is the money? Nigerians are wiser than before. All these sentiments won’t sit well with Nigerians any longer. She should return and help the EFCC recover what was stolen. ”

Popular Florida pastor was allegedly caught in bed with the wife of a church member and was nearly killed

All these endtime pastors. A pastor named Rev. Orinthius Jermaine Simmons, Sr. of Jacob Chapel Church, is being accused of sleeping with a member's wife after the member was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

According to police report, the married Pastor and father of one was allegedly caught having sexual relations with the mans wife. Read the police report after the cut...


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