A man was burnt to death in Sabha, Libya, while trying to steal high voltage power lines.
The Niger Delta Red Squad, the militant group operating from the Ohaji Egbema axis of Imo State, has alerted the Imo State Government and law enforcement agencies in the state of the expiration of their two weeks cease fire, adding that, the next phase of their operation would take the state by storm.
The group, which earlier said their agitation was against the inordinate exploitation and marginalisation of the oil bearing communities in the state, warned that Imo State and Nigeria will be shocked by their next attack.
A terse statement posted on their Facebook page read, “Our two weeks seize- fire is almost coming to an end, and then we will start full operations. Imo State and Nigeria will be shocked at what we are going to do in our forthcoming attacks.”
The group seemed particularly peeved by comments made to the news media by the Brigade Commander of the 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze in Imo State, Brigadier – General Kay Ishyaku , though they did not specify the exact statement that got their attention.
According to another post on their Facebook wall, the group said, “Since the Brigade Commander of 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, thinks he can talk to media, let him wait for us at Owerri, we will teach Imo State lessons they will never forget as soon as our two weeks cease-fire elapses.
Rochas Okorocha and Army General Ishyaku should get ready. We are coming.”
In an earlier statement issued by the group last month, they had vowed to cripple the activities of oil companies operating in their area for allegedly exploiting the community without living up to their responsibilities to their hosts.
The statement read in part, “Oil companies started operations in our community since 1957 but till date , we have nothing to show as benefit and for the Imo State government, we will make sure you make no further gains from Ohaji Egbema.”
Continuing it read, “Since the creation of Imo State in 1976, neither Imo State Government nor oil companies have remembered us, we have been neglected and abandoned. No electricity , no tarred roads, no drinking water, no hospital, no youth employment or empowerment.
We shall destroy everything in Imo State that was built with our oil money. ”
The son of slain al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, has threatened revenge against the U.S. for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online.
Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the U.S. and its allies in the 21-minute speech entitled “We Are All Osama,” according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
“We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression,” Hamza said.
“As for the revenge by the Islamic nation for Sheikh Osama, may Allah have mercy on him, it is not revenge for Osama the person but it is revenge for those who defended Islam.”
Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011 in a major blow to the militant group which carried out the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Documents recovered from bin Laden’s compound and published by the U.S. last year alleged that his aides tried to reunite the militant leader with Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran.
Hamza, now in his mid-twenties, was at his father’s side in Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks and spent time with him in Pakistan after the U.S.-led invasion pushed much of al Qaeda’s senior leadership there, according to the Brookings Institution.
Introduced by the organisation’s new chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in an audio message last year, Hamza provides a younger voice for the group whose ageing leaders have struggled to inspire militants around the world galvanized by Islamic State.
“Hamza provides a new face for al-Qaeda, one that directly connects to the group’s founder. He is an articulate and dangerous enemy,” according to Bruce Riedel of Brookings.
Andrew Awalebi, a 35-year-old cult leader who was recently arrested by security operatives, has revealed that no amount of gun shot can penetrate his body.
According to The Nation, the Eiye confraternity loyalist was arrested over the weekend by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos state police command at a beer parlour alongside three other cultists.
Similarly, Adegoke Adeleke and Kehinde Adebogun, 30 and 31 years old respectively, were also nabbed on Saturday morning at a hotel in Ikorodu.
The arrested cult leader was exposed by Michael Thompson, another member of the Eiye confraternity, who was arrested the previous night for partaking in a robbery in the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.
The Ilaje born Awalebi revealed that he worked with a popular land owner in Lekki, where he was being paid N40, 000 monthly for protecting the landed properties owned by the unnamed land owner.
While speaking with investigators, the cultist said he has a protective charm against gunshot specially prepared for him by a herbalist in Ijebu–Isiwo area of Ogun state.
“I was initiated into Eiye Confraternity in 1996 by Banji Omisore and later in 1997 I was promoted as its topmost leader after the death of Omisore.
“We are eight member cult group. We meet very early in the morning or late at night. I have been arrested by Special Anti – Robbery Squad sometimes ago when my cult group caused mayhem in Jakande Estate, inflicting injuries on passers-by in the area,” Awalebi stated.
Koffi Kwame, Daniel Olayiwola, Tosin Issac and other cultists arrested all confessed to being members of the Eiye Confraternity.
Confirming the arrest was SP Dolapo Badmus, the police spokesperson in Lagos, who warned parents and guardians to watch their children closely to know the kind of behaviours that they have.
She said: “Charity begins at home. But this should end there. Parents should help police to tackle cultism in their respective localities.
They should endeavor to report to the nearest police station around them if they suspect movements of their children, this will help the Police to nip the cultism to the bud.”
Police reports have it that suspects have since been transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID) in Panti area of Lagos for further investigation and prosecution.
Recently, a confrontation between two cult gangs in Omoku town, the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers state left 11 people dead.
Vanguard reports that the incident happened on Wednesday, June 15 and during the raid, two people, including a popular medical doctor in the area, Dr Erike, were kidnapped by the invaders.
…..I thought it was a scam until I confirmed that it was indeed Olamide’s official Instagram account. I sent my number and we began talking. From the moment Olamide sent me a direct message, I knew something was going to happen.
In April 2016, YBNL leader, Olamide signed the first ever female act to his label.
The signing came barely a week after his protege, Lil Kesh publicly parted ways with YBNL to set up his own YAGI Records.
With the signing, Temmie Ovwasa fondly called YBNL Princess began her journey to stardom.
In a recent interview with Punch, the Delta State born singer narrated how she was contacted by Olamide on social media.
In her words:-
‘I used to sing and record covers of different songs, which I post on Instagram. In August last year, I uploaded a particular video of a song and realised that Olamide had liked all my videos. People erroneously thought I tagged Olamide in the video but I have never believed in tagging celebrities to get recognition’.
She continued to say, ‘a few minutes later he sent me a direct message requesting for my phone number. At first, I thought it was a scam until I confirmed that it was indeed Olamide’s official Instagram account. I sent my number and we began talking. From the moment Olamide sent me a direct message, I knew something was going to happen; I am very intuitive. Getting signed on with YBNL Records is a blessing that gave me my big break’.
Asked if she’s in a relationship, Temmie says, ‘am in a relationship with my guitar for now because it is supportive of my career and an indelible part of it.
My dream man must be supportive of my music career and mature enough not to be threatened by my fame. He must also not see me as a competition and he must be grounded in God. I may date a musician if we both share similar values’.
Sai Masu Gida have thumbed up the transfer of the Super Eagles’ assistant skipper to England and predicted more opportunities for their players.
Kano Pillars have congratulated their former star Ahmed Musa who sealed a four year move to English champions, Leicester City ahead of the 2016/17 season.
Sai Masu Gida have predicted that the switch of the Super Eagles deputy captain to England will no doubt open the doors for more players of the side to play in the most exciting league in the world and other top clubs abroad.
Idris Malikawa,the club’s media officer, told Goal that Pillars are happy about the movement of Musa to Leicester City and are convinced that the striker will be successful in England just like he left his footprints in Europe since leaving Nigeria in 2010 as then record scorer in the domestic league.
“We are happy with the movement of Musa to England and we are very certain that he will continue to represent us well just like he did in Holland and Russia. We are glad that Musa passed through Pillars and that he has continued to move higher and higher and this won’t cease,” Malikawa told Goal.
“He was with us some weeks ago when he attended our training session before the game with Abia Warriors which we won handsomely for him. He has been a good ambassador of the club and his success at such a young age is a testament that he was a very good player when he was with us.”
Musa has won multiple titles in Nigeria with Kano Pillars and with Russian giants CSKA after joining them from Dutch side, VVV Venlo and he becomes the fourth signing of the summer for the English champions after the capture of goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, defender Luis Hernandez and Nampalys Mendy.
Musa scored 13 goals and provided five assists for CSKA in 30 Russian Premier League games last season.
He has also scored 11 goals in 58 Nigeria appearances, two of them coming in the 3-2 loss to Argentina in the 2014 World Cup.
In the wake of the Argentine’s tax fraud case, Antonio Conte’s side are looking to edge ahead of Manchester City in the race for the 29-year-old if he decides to quit Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi’s father has met with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, according to The Sun.
The meeting was held on Abramovich’s yacht, the Eclipse, as Chelsea attempt to manoeuvre themselves into pole position if Messi intends to leave Barcelona in the wake of his tax fraud case.
Chelsea are ready to offer Barcelona around £110 million for the 29-year-old and will better the forward’s current deal with the Spanish champions, which currently stands at £600,000 a week.
Manchester City have also registered their interest and have a contract prepared which would see Messi earn £800,000 a week
NOTE:- This Article was not written by Loadedtunez!
I do not have children of mine yet. But, it is better I start fighting for my unborn children since they say prevention is better than cure. I am not a moralist neither do I have the right to judge anyone, but this is a sincere appeal to Olamide, a.k.a Baddo, from a showbiz fanatic and writer.
I know Nigerians are in love with Olamide. I am aware that crucifying him is like crucifying the average people on the street. He represents the street, and his grass to grace story has given hope to many youths.
However, if he continues to sing what he sings, we may need to forbid his music in our houses. Failure to do so means children will continue to become adults quickly, as his lyrics, in most cases, expose them to things we find disturbing for their ears.
Have you taken time to pay attention to the lyrics of most of Olamide’s songs? If you have forgotten all, ‘Who U Epp,’ is still fresh.
Anyone who thinks I am witch hunting the singer or I don’t like his face or music, is wrong. I am possibly his biggest fan. I grew up in Bariga, Lagos, the same humble neigbourhood from where Olamide conquered the music industry. I have experienced the struggle he’s experienced and the state of hopelessness he’s experienced.
So, if sharing the same root is not enough to convince you that I mean well for him, you could as well visit the Internet to read the lyrics of ‘Who U Epp’ and digest them.
Before I had the opportunity of listening to ‘Who U Epp’, the song had become a national anthem of some sort. When I finally listened to it, I fell in love too. How he effortless turns simple things to songs is amazing.
The beauty of the song made many Nigerian artistes to make a version or cover of it.Wande Coal, Phyno, Lil Kesh, Mz Kiss, Chink Ekun and a host of others did different versions. But I noticed that Olamide was unnecessarily vulgar. I say unnecessarily because I believe he could do without some lines and still make sense with the song.
In ‘Who U Epp,’ he said something like, ‘Ye se frapapa, kilo gbena papa. Kini nkan na, kini toti lapa.’ This is the most lewd part I noted in the song.
For those who do not understand the Yoruba dialect, what he said was scornful of the female s*xuality. The exact translation of the words is not worthy of being put in print.
In as much as music has no limitation and there is freedom of speech, we should be aware that music is a viable tool for education. What we put out there has a way of influencing the people who listen to it, especially the young ones. When we say violence is okay, demeaning women is okay and alcoholism is okay, it has a way of affecting the society at large. I mean the mindset of people who are looking up to such singers.
Though ‘raunchy’ lyrics seem to have become Olamide’s signature and it is working for him, for the sake of our children, he should apply caution. In other words, he should start using his music to educate and inspire the young ones. He did it with a song like ‘Melo Melo’ and a few others. So, it is something he can do.
In a recent conversation with a leading gospel DJ in Nigeria, Afojeare Campbell, aka DJ Gospoeralla, he compared music with soccer. According to him, music that came out of Nigeria in the past, taught people about life and it was inspirational in a way.
He said, ‘The likes of Segun Odegbami and Muda Lawal played real football in Nigeria, but there was no money to take home. Jay Jay Okocha came and made all the money. It is similar with the music of today and then. Those who started it, produced music that one could relate with. But they didn’t make so much money. The younger ones are just making noise nowadays; we have been pushing for good music and family entertainment.’
What do you think Nigerians?
Drop your comments.
Source:- The Net
Pep Guardiola has ruled out Manchester City signing Barcelona star Lionel Messi during his tenure at the club. The former Barcelona and FC Bayern manager was officially unveiled as City’s new manager on Sunday, with around 6000 fans turning up to welcome him.
And it didn’t take long for one of the crowd to ask if Messi would be joining Guardiola at the Etihad.
“He is not a bad player, this guy! But I’m sorry Messi has to stay in Barcelona for the rest of his career.” Guardiola stated during his unveiling. He also promised to do his best at Man City.
“I proved myself in Barcelona and, after I proved myself in Germany, I wanted to prove myself in England,” Guardiola, who won 21 trophies during his time at Barcelona and Bayern, said.
“The players are coming to try every game, every weekend, so that the Manchester City people can be proud, and we will see what is our level to achieve our battles.
“I want the people who enjoy football to be proud of what we did. After that, maybe we will win our titles. I cannot do that alone. I need the players, the staff; we need our fans — without that, it is impossible.”
Lol. This happened on Twitter yesterday.
A US website Genius.com actually wrote an article that crowned Wizkid as first Nigerian artiste to appear on Billboard’s Top 100 with his One Dance song. Only for US-based Nigerian born rapper Wale to react with raised eyebrows meaning – ”Hello, I’m still here, dawg”.
Nigerians saw Wale’s emoji and happily reacted.
See the tweets below