Our Next Attacks Will Shock Imo State And Nigeria – Militants

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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. ”

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Bin Laden’s Son Threatens Revenge For Father’s Assassination

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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.

Soldier Nabbed By Policemen For Smoking Indian Hemp

A soldier in the Nigerian army has been arrested by policemen in Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna State, for smoking Indian hemp in public.
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According to an eyewitness, the soldier whose identity is unknown regularly visits the spot to smoke the substance.

He often creates a scene and violently attacks anyone who challenges him.

Daily Post reported that the soldier was nabbed by the policemen in the afternoon of Sunday, July 3, 2016.

He was dressed in his military outfit when he was arrested.

Zakari, a vendor who sells airtime for mobile network users said, “He comes here everyday to smoke”.

“The worst thing is that each time he comes here, he foments trouble.

“If you dare tell to him, he will beat the hell out of you”, he added.

Daily Post also reported that the soldier tried to run away when he realised that he was about to be arrested by the policemen.

If You Voted Buhari, Don’t Complain About Hardship – OPC Founder Fredrick Fasehun Says

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The founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr Fredrick Fasehun has called on those who voted President Buhari into office not to complain about the hardship in the country.

The OPC leader also said Buhari has not met any of his expectations at all.

Speaking to Daily Sun, Fasehun said they should ask God to help the President rather than complain.

He said “Nigerians voted for Buhari. They voted for change. The hard¬ship and suffering they are going through now is part of that change. They should not be complaining.

“Instead of complaining, they should be praying for Buhari. Ni¬gerians should pray for him, and for Buhari himself Nigerians were cheering him initially but now they are getting despondent. Buhari should not wait until Nigerians start jeering at him as a result of failed promises.”

Frederick Fasehun also said Buhari’s current cabinet is an insult to Nigerian experts at home and abroad.

Police Parade Fake ASP, 9 Others For Various Crime

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DELTA state police command in Asaba has paraded one Ofili Eze for allegedly impersonating as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and forgery.

Commissioner of police, Mr. Ibrahim Zanna who also paraded nine others for various offenses, said the alleged impersonator forged hospital medical report for his victim with the intent of securing police employment for him.

Zanna said impersonators were on rampage with a view to defrauding unsuspecting applicants for the on-going recruitment exercise.

Also paraded were Solomon Ogibor and Ola Babatunde for Armed robbery and murder; Jerry Osakwe for attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of firearm, Ewoma Zino and Paul Ikhanede for illegal possession of firearm; Benie Ebikpolada for car snatching; Isiaka Kareem for Inbreeding and two others.

Saying that the command was adopting new strategies with a view to improving on the policing methods of the state command to fit into contemporary crime fighting, Zanna reiterated that “road blocks are things of the past in the force.”

 

Missing Former NTA Staff, Gawat’s Fidau Prayer To Hold On July 10

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Gawat who is popular for running the quiz and giveaway programme ‘Edide eji sari’ on NTA during Ramadan, went missing in July 2012.

It is now four years since the mysterious disappearance of Nigerian TV star and former NTA staff, Aremu Rasaq Gawat.

His friends and relatives have planned a Fidau (prayer for deceased) to hold on Sunday July 10, 2016 at MITV premises in Ikeja, Lagos.

Fidau prayer is mostly done on 8th or 40th day of someone’s demise and Islam commands its followers that; ‘If anybody in Islam is declared missing and not found after four-year period, the family should organise a Fidua prayer in remembrance of the person, either dead or still alive.’

Gawat who is popular for running the quiz and giveaway programme ‘Edide eji sari’ on NTA during Ramadan, went missing in July 2012.

His daughter Rukayat Gawat-Oyefeso, who’s an Islamic musician, will now join others to read the Qur’an, make du’a and remember her missing father.

Senate President Appoints PDP Member As Chief Of Staff

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki on tuesday 23rd of june
has appointed Senator Isa Galadu as Chief of Staff and also
Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu as Special Adviser on Media.
“I have appointed Senator Isa Galadu as my Chief of Staff
and also Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu as Special Adviser on Media.
Please note the appointments take effect immediately,” he
posted on Facebook.
Yusuph Olaniyonu was a former Commissioner for
Information and Strategy for Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state
while Galadu represented Kebbi North Senatorial District in
the 7th National Assembly.
Earlier in the day, Saraki disclosed that arrangements have
been concluded for the setting up of an ad- hoc Committee
that would reappraise the structure of the National Assembly
budget.
In his address of welcome at the resumed plenary by the
senators from the two week break, Senate President Saraki
who urged all senators to run a more transparent National
Assembly to aviod what he termed, attendant misinformation
the stories could bring, however stressed that the adhoc
Committee to look at the structure of the National Assembky
would ensure that the Senate becomes more open as well as
put in place measures that the budget was in line with
economic realities.