Woman kidnaps 2-year-old girl, beats up sister in Lagos
The father of a two-year-old girl who was kidnapped by a suspected female kidnapper in the Maza Maza area of Lagos state has called on the state Police Command to come to his aid.
The victim, identified as Christiana Idowu, was allegedly abducted and taken away by a woman on her way to summer lesson.
The father of the girl, identified only as Mr. Idowu, told newsmen in the state on Friday that the abductor beat up her elder sister before she forcefully took her away.
Idowu said, “When the her elder sister was taking her to school, a woman came from nowhere and took her away.
“She beat her sister up and forcefully fled with little Idowu.
“The case has been reported at the Agboju police station,” he added.
The police spokesperson in the state confirmed to newsmen, on Friday, that the matter is under investigation.
I will be a ‘god’ soon – Ghanaian pastor, Daniel Obinim
Controversial Ghanaian pastor and founder of International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim, has declared he will be a god soon.
Obinim explained how he got ‘spiritual gifts’ from God and how he may soon be promoted from being an angel to becoming god.
Recall that the pastor, who caused a stir on the social media for flogging a pregnant teenage member of his church, recently made news headlines after he was arrested over suspicions of fraud.
Speaking with Joy FM, Obinim said “I saw Jesus Christ in my dreams, who said: ‘Collect this angelic gift.’
“So, if I’m faithful to Jesus Christ, maybe the next spiritual gift He will confer on me will be a replica of what happened in Exodus Chapter 7 in the Bible where God told Moses: ‘Now I’ve made you god, so whatever you say is final.
“But now God has not made me God. Maybe the next time God will say: ‘Obinim, now I’ve made you a god, you can even conjure up money.”
Speaking further, the controversial pastor said, “I have more than 20 houses given to me by Jesus Christ. I had about eight Range Rover cars which I gifted to my pastors. I had five Infinity SUVs and three Chryslers which I also gifted to my pastors because my car is ‘AUTOBIOGRAPHY’, meaning the car’s brain power is superior to that of a human being.
“If you cross that car, it stops automatically, and its door is not slammed, it shuts by itself. It is also bulletproof,” he bragged.
Wike is running a 419 government – Dakuku Peterside
The All Progressive Congress,APC, in Rivers State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration of lacking the needed prowess to lead the state.
Governorship candidate of the APC in the last general elections in the State, Dakuku Peterside said this when APC faithful gathered at Okehi community, the Headquarters of Etche Local Government Area of the state.
Peterside who is now the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, said Governor Wike is only interested in borrowing money to host what he called irrelevant events while many civil servants are suffering.
He said the Government of Wike is enmershed in deceit and “fraud.”
Dakuku said, “Wike’s Government is a government of wayo. Government of wuruwuru. Government of 419. They went to bring court order. Fake court order. An order of deceit.
“Let me tell you this, and you can take it to the bank, no amount of well organized lied can dissuade Rivers people. We are resolute, we want good governance and that government is the APC government led by Rotimi Amaechi.
“In just one year we constructed Peter Odili road and yet they went to resurface a one kilometer road and went to bring a Governor from Sokoto to come and commission it.
“I challenge this fraudulent government to show us one project they have conceived and completed in the last one year.”
Speaking on behalf of the APC candidates for Rivers East Senatorial District, Chief Andrew Uchendu assured supporters of the APC that the rescheduled rerun elections expected to hold in October will provide relief to the people of Rivers state.
The leadership of the APC across the senatorial districts including the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development commission, Ibim Seminitari were present at the event.
Reacting to the comments of the APC leaders, the Rivers state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Samuel Wonosike described the allegations as falsehood and urged Rivers people to disregard it.
Wonosike maintained that the people of Rivers state are happy with the developmental projects put in place by Governor Nyesom Wike.
He,however, described the APC rally as a charade just as he stated that Rivers state is a PDP state.
Female fuel attendant whose monthly salary is N15,000 found and returned lost money
Few weeks ago, a female fuel attendant at Mobil filling station, Gwagwalada, Abuja found N30,000 lost by a customer. The young lady who's named Esther earns N15,000 monthly salary but in a rare display of integrity, she decided to return the money to the owner.
Why there is no major presence of Igbos in Buhari’s government – Nwodo
A former governor of Enugu state, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, who was once the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given reason why the Igbo nation seems to be excluded in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, explaining that it is because the President is not a politician.
He pointed out that Buhari, who had his entire training in the army, does not see things the way politicians perceive issues, else he would have cared more for an area where he was not popular in order to harvest votes next time there is an election there.
Speaking in an interview with Vanguard, the former PDP chairman said, “The President himself is not a politician, his entire training has been in the military so he doesn’t see things the way we politicians see them. If I lose an election in any part of my constituency my strategy is to make sure that next time around I would win in that constituency and that is by reaching out to the people and convincing them that they were wrong for not voting me and that I can take care of them more than anybody else.
“That doesn’t mean that I will ignore those that voted for me but I need to get those people who didn’t vote for me more in order to convince them to vote for me the next time, so I think that is the basic problem we have in this scenario.
“The President hasn’t been able to let go that he didn’t harvest votes from South East and South South and that being the case he has more or less marginalised them from his government. I believe that government needs to change its strategy completely and its approach to issues affecting South East and South South.
“The President has to understand that if you win an election, you become the President of everybody and not just those that voted you,” Nwodo added.
Gov aspirants “kidnap” delegates ahead of Ondo APC primaries
A leading governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress APC in Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Abraham Saturday alleged that his colleagues that were not sure of their chances had “kidnapped” delegates.
He spoke while featuring on a personality programme of Adaba FM station in Akure.
According to him out of their desperation, some aspirants invited some delegates to a meeting but later held them hostage.
“These delegates who never knew the intention of the desperate aspirants went for the meeting but only to be confined and never allowed to go home’, he said. Abraham lashed his co-aspirants Rotimi Akeredolu for his comment against the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu and described his comment as unfortunate and an ungrateful act. Akeredolu had few days ago on the state Radio station said that it was not Tinubu that made him the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate in the governorship election held in 2012.
He also said that Tinubu had lost his national leadership of the party by endorsing an aspirant ahead of the forthcoming APC primary. Abraham described the statement as an act of disrespect to one’s benefactor. “Without our National Leader, President Buhammadu Buhari would not have won the ticket of the APC in 2015 and he would not have become the president of Nigeria. “
Heavy rainfall cuts off Kuje community
The continuous rainfall in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that started on Friday to Saturday morning has cut off Kuchiyakwo community from other neighbouring communities in the area.
The heavy rainfall has flooded some houses and washed away the road linking Kuchiyakwo Ecwa Church and its extension in the community.
Some residents of the community who spoke with the NAN on Saturday described the state of the road as devastating and called on Kuje Area Council authorities for immediate action. Mr Abraham Gado, a resident whose house was flooded, attributed the havoc to lack of standard drainage and improper building by some residents.
“The district head and some stakeholders of the community have had series of meetings to find a lasting solution to this road but have yielded no result. “The road has no drainage and some have built their houses very close to the road instead of giving some space. “The community leader and the stakeholders on regular basis have advised people to stop erecting structures very close to the road side but they refused to listen. “The past Kuje Area Council administration promised to construct drainages and put the road in good shape but nothing has been done. “If this kind of rain continues for a long time, many houses in this community will be seriously washed down,’’ Gado said.