• I Will Vote For An Igbo President In 2019 If I Find One – IBB

    29/Nov/2015 // 443 Viewers

    IBRAHIM Babangida, former military president, says he is ready to vote for an Igbo president in 2019.

    In a chat with The Interview, a magazine focused on leading professionals and politicians, IBB, as he is fondly called, described the agitation for Biafra republic as a distraction.

    “We do not need this distraction now,” he was quoted as saying, adding that, “I will vote for an Igbo president in 2019, if I find one.”

    According to Azu Ishiekwene, managing director of The Interview, the retired general also spoke on his relationship With President MuhammaduBuhari, Vasta Mamman, IBB’s childhood friend who was
    executed on his orders, and Sani Abacha, former military ruler.

    Ishiekwene said the magazine, will be out next week.

    Babangida was also said to have revealed how Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, arranged a meeting between him and Buhari in 2006.

    “One thing you guys in the media want is for us to be exchanging words with each other each time we see,” he reportedly said.

    Ishiekwene added that “Babangida spoke on the two ‘most traumatic’ coups during his eight-year regime – the Mamman Vatsa and Gideon Orkar coups – revealing, for the first time, a meeting he had with Vatsa before his trial began.

    “The interview also covered Dele Giwa and the C130 Hercules plane crash in Ejigbo, which left 150 military officers dead.”

    A statement issued by Ishiekwene, revealed that Femi Falana, notable human rights lawyer, also spoke with The Interview.

    “In the same edition, frontline lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, spoke on why he was dropped from the ministerial list, while the new President of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, gave African leaders some homework to do,” the statement read.

     

     

     

    Culled from Saving Grace Reporters


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  • JUST IN: Dr OLUKAYODE AJULO bombs BUHARI in an open letter, calls attention to many sensitive issues

    30/Apr/2017 // 955 Viewers

     

    PARIS, APRIL 30, 2017: (DGW) Dr Olukayode Ajulo has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of the nation particularly over the distressing events in Ondo State calling attention to lopsided appointments and many others.

    He said that he like other Nigerians was hopeful when he fist took over the reins of power but as time goes on had to unavoidably part ways seeing that his style of governance promises nothing but doom and misery not only for the Sunshine state of Ondo but for the entire country.

    Below is a copy of the letter in possession of DailyGlobeWatch.

    The letter reads:


    President Muhammadu Buhari,

    President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces,

    Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    Discountenance Of Ondo State in Respect of Federal Government Appointments.

    Mr. President, I greet you wholeheartedly in the spirit of this season. I write you as a patriot and indigene of Ondo State. I hope this letter meets you in better health than you have managed this past months.

    Admittedly, the rigours of your office takes it toll on its occupant but my prayers and that of a multitude of wellmeaning Nigerians is that God grants you strength and also importantly, wisdom, to see through the demands of your office and the fruition of the several promises on whose waves you rode into office.

    I have keenly followed the turns and twist of your Presidency, firstly, with a sense of hope but further with a tinge of regret especially over some of the choices, decisions and appointments made under it.

    I will, however, restrict my concern to the issue of Federal Government appointments particularly with regards to the neglect of the Sunshine state (the Ondo state) and it’s people.

    The just celebrated Easter season afforded me the ample opportunity of traversing the length and breath of the state, interacting with key stakeholders, traditional leaders and opinion molders, it was very easy to opine, Mr. President, that there is a consensus of thought-line regarding seemingly political exclusion of the Ondo state people from the Federal Government as it relates to appointment and patronage.

    Mr. President, I must remind you of your own very words and promise just this past year on the occasion of your visit to Ondo state during the gubernatorial election.

    During the said visit you paid a courtesy call at the palace of the Deji of Akure where you defended your promise of an all inclusive government by making promises yet fulfilled. In your own words you stated that, “I came here for your votes which I got, so, there is no reason why indigenes of this state should not enjoy equal benefit as indigenes of other states”.

    The above statement credited to you concedes an important point, which is that the people of Ondo state have played their own part in showing support and belief in your government and, by extension, your party as the just concludedgovernor-ship election in the state reaffirms.

    However, with regards to the concerns raised then about the neglect of the state in federal appointments very little or next to nothing has been done.

    This begs the question, what is the grievance of your Presidency with the people of Ondo state? Ondo State is a strategic fertile land that has contributed immensely to the economy of Nigeria from the foundation of the nation.

    First of all, Ondo State has been a major contributor to the Nigerian economy through its robust cocoa subeconomy at the time agriculture was the mainstay of the economy. Secondly your, Excellency, it is important to note that when the economy shifted its base to oil, Ondo State became in turn a pivotal contributor.

    It is equally important to state that Ondo is not only a strategic fertile land that serves as a major connecting point between the northern and the southern part of the country, it also sits on one of the largest deposits of bitumen in the world.

    All these summed up places Ondo state in a position of great importance especially with regards to the Nigerian economy, now and in the future. With a land mass of about 15, 000 square kilometers, a population of about 3.5 million and a red-hot tub for mineral and natural resources, Ondo state inspires reactions, especially among multinationals contemplating doing business in it.

    At one end of the spectrum is the geographical location and it’s ocean front with the longest coastline in Nigeria and at the other is the God given natural resources spreach richly across its length and breath.

    Politically, it has played a great many role in the Nigerian space, being pivotal to a great many political events that have defined the course of the political history of Nigeria. It’s people are loyal, informed and progressive-minded and have repeatedly demonstrated a readiness to embrace new dynamics or change for the betterment of its people and the Nigerian community at large.

    During the 2015 Presidential Election, Ondo state voted massively and overwhelmingly in favour of your Buhari/ Osinbajo ticket despite doing so against the backdrop of its PDPstateship at the time and it being a member state of the Niger Delta Area states(oil producing states) – a community to which your main opponent, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s Bayelsa state is a sister-member. Catalogue of Neglect.

    The schedule and character of appointment by your administration has shown no consideration for Ondo state and it’s right and entitlement as defined by Federal Character, the constitution and political propriety.

    This has been so from the very first day federal appointments began as I will sufficiently show as follows. It all started during the Ministerial appointments with Ondo state not making the first list even as one of the oil producing states in Nigeria.

    That list became a premonition of subsequent appointments list as even when Ondo state was eventually considered for a Ministerial position it ended up with a representative as a supportive Minister of State for the Ministry of Niger Delta, a Prof. Daramola Omoyele, a position bereft of distinct authority and a mere second fiddle to a substantive Minister.

    As if Ondo State committed an offence, we were recently omitted from the list of career ambassadorial nominees with the excuse that our dear Sunshine state did not have a qualifiedindigene in the federal civil service that could be appointed as career ambassador.

    If not for the ruckus and agitations of other few affected states, Mr. President, there would have perhaps been no readiness on your part to reopen considerations for neglected states in the ambassadorial election. I wish to conclude, your Excellency, by reiterating the urgency of giving to the good people of Ondo State their fair share of appointments and representation in your government.

    This will enable them to have a good sense of belonging in your government and you will continue to enjoy their support towards the success of your administration.

    It is only fair and equitable to do so beyond any other considerations. The people of Ondo will continue to endorse your Presidency only to the extent that they are made to feel as an important and needed part of your government, Sir.

    Please have my sincerest regards.

    Olukayode Ajulo, PhD.

    www.kayodeajulo.com


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  • *Quds Day 2016: IHRC writes An Open Letter to President Buhari:*

    30/Jun/2016 // 627 Viewers

     

    H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari
    President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Office of the President
    Aso Rock, Abuja
    Nigeria

    Wednesday 29 June 2016

    Dear President Buhari,

    *Fears of further army violence against the Islamic Movement of Nigeria must be addressed.*

    The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is writing to you to raise
    concerns about information we have received that the Nigerian Army will be
    in attendance and a threatening force at the annual Al Quds Day rally on
    Friday 1 July 2016.

    This is of huge concern as the demonstration is led by the Islamic
    Movement of Nigeria (IMN), members of whom were targeted by the armed
    forces last year. Over three days in December 2015 more than 1000 people
    were killed as well as property and religious spaces destroyed by the
    armed forces in Zaria. Leading members of the movement were shot and
    imprisoned without charge.

    It is clear this attack was planned as IMN symbols, buildings, graves and
    leading figures were targeted. Reports have also stated that individuals
    faced sexual violence, and were shot, burnt alive, and hacked to death by
    the Army. This violent massacre was on a very large scale and was hugely
    disturbing.

    There is a history of attacks against IMN, especially during the Al Quds
    Day rally. In 2014 soldiers attacked the  al-Quds Day procession in
    Zaria, Kaduna State, killing 32. In 2009 four people were killed and
    several injured when police opened fire on civilians, this was also in
    Zaria.
    Following the December 2015 attacks against IMN, the state government in
    Kaduna set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCI) but human rights
    organisations, including IHRC, believe it is not sufficiently independent
    and impartial to be able to hold those responsible to account, nor is
    there any reasonable prospect of any prosecutions.

    This lack of accountability has the potential to create an environment
    where such horrific deaths are acceptable, and that IMN are easy targets.
    This means that Al Quds Day on Friday poses multiple risks, particularly
    with the perpetrators of the crimes ­ the Army ­ in attendance.

    As such, IHRC calls on you to prohibit the Army¹s presence at the
    demonstration and ensure the protection of IMN members who have already
    suffered immensely. It is imperative to send a strong message to ensure
    that peaceful and vulnerable members of Nigerian society can demonstrate
    support for Palestine uninhibited.

    Yours sincerely,

    Massoud Shadjareh


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  • Red Alert!! Impending military pogrom in Katsina State

    30/Mar/2016 // 405 Viewers

     

    Reports from Katsina today have indicated that the Nigerian army is amassing troops in an attempt at a clamp down on the Islamic Movement in the town.
    Early in the morning armed troops were seen surrounding the main Juma’at mosque, where a peaceful maulud procession of the daughter of the Prophet, Nana Fatima (AS) was scheduled to take off. Seeing this and due to the peaceful disposition of the Islamic Movement, the take-off venue of this yearly event was changed to another neighbourhood of the town, and the procession went round some major streets of the town and ended without any incident.

    However to our consternation, reinforcement was brought from neighbouring formations of the army, and roadblocks were mounted on almost all the major roads leading to Katsina city. We have been reliably informed that the army is set to replicate the wanton destruction of lives and properties it carried out in Zaria last December. The army it seems has vowed to attack the Markaz Islamic centre in the town any moment from now, possibly kill all its occupants and raze it to ground just as it did to Husainiyya Islamic centre in Zaria.
    The Islamic Movement is amazed at what happened to our fundamental constitutional right to peaceful assembly and practice of religion in a democratic setting. This maulud procession is a yearly event that has been going on in several cities across the Nation for decades without any incident, like so many of our educational programs. Why we should be the subject of brutal attack by the authorities is mind boggling.

    We are of the view that there is a ‘jihadi’ element in the Nigerian army that wants to hide under the cloak of our secular national army to achieve the clandestine aim of wiping out members of the Islamic Movement all over the federation. If that is the case, they should come out in the open and declare their intentions, since the Nigerian army we know is forbidden to do the bidding of any religious agenda.
    Also reports reaching us from Kebbi state have confirmed to us that security agencies in various local governments of the state have ordered members of the Islamic Movement to stop any educational program they are known to engage in. The report states that any attempt to disregard what was said to be an order from the Federal government, would be met with ruthless clamp down. In fact, about ten members of the Islamic Movement are presently facing prosecution simply for attending an educational session in a mosque in Birnin Kebbi. Wither freedom of religion in this country?
    The Islamic Movement therefore enjoins fellow citizens to call the federal government to order. Rather than pursue a religious agenda, specifically a Saudi-wahabbi sponsored agenda to kill whom they label Shiites, the federal government should devise means of relieving the masses that voted it into power the myriads of the day to day hardship they encounter in their lives.
    Even as we keep watch of events by the army in Katsina and other places, we wish to reiterate our demand of immediate release of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky and other brothers and sisters of the Islamic movement held incommunicado for close to the past four months. They did no wrong; hence they should be set free unconditionally.
    SIGNED BY
    IBRAHIM MUSA
    PRESIDENT
    MEDIA FORUM, ISLAMIC MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA
    30/03/16
    0805 078 6093

     

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  • How to recover the contacts of your stolen phone with ease

    30/Mar/2016 // 475 Viewers

     

    If you have lived a day in Nigeria <http://www.jovago.com/>, you must have experienced the agony of your phone suddenly developing wings. The frantic search through your pocket, bag and a complete overhaul of your house in a bid to find that tiny, little device that connects you to the rest of the world to no avail can take the excitement out of a sunny day, especially if this automatically means you lose all your phone contacts.

    However, thanks to Android, you can now recover up-to-date contacts from
    their cloud service, even if you do not backup as often as you should. How?
    Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal guides you on how to
    accomplish this.

    *Sync your contacts*

    Before you can recover your contacts from your android phone, ensure that you sync your contacts. This will enable you to access your contacts with your email even if your phone is stolen.

    *Visit www.google.com/contacts <http://www.google.com/contacts>*

    After the website buffers, enter your Gmail username and password. You must use the Gmail account you used for your android smartphone. Like magic, you will find all your contacts.

    [image: contaacts]

    *Restore and download*

    You can restore your contacts to the last synced version. This is why your phone should be intermittently online. You will not lose any contacts as long as you sync your phone regularly. You can export all the numbers to your desktop. With the aid of a USB cord, you can transfer the contacts to your phone.


    *Wipe your phone*

    You can use Android Device Manager to remotely wipe your phone if you know you cannot get it back.

    *BlackBerry phone*

    For BlackBerry users, simply log into another Blackberry phone with your
    email, you will get all your contacts back!
    Ogunfowoke Adeniyi
    *Travel/Technology Writer*

    *Mobile:* *+2348090747241*   *Skype:* *Sleeksavvy*


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