Sunday, 23 August 2015
Cousins Ibrahim Nyam and Jimmy Pam were ambushed and killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen as they were heading to Jos from Barkin Ladi last week.
According to family sources, the Fulani herdsmen attacked the men and left them in the pool of their blood. Both men were married and had children. The rate of attacks in that area has been on the rise. Something needs to be done fast. May their souls rest in peace. Graphic pic after the cut....
"President Jonathan does not drink. You see, that's one of the myths about that administration and you must understand how this thing is, it's all about perception, communication, it's all about what goes out and it's about stereotyping. People just stereotype people from a particular part of the country as drunkards, and they look for justification for one type of behaviour or the other.
But I can tell you that in my 4 years of working for President Jonathan, I never found him in a bibulous situation. If he ever tasted any drink, maybe a glass of wine during special occasions. All those stories about him drinking, about President Jonathan always being berated, about bibulous situations inside the Villa, those things did not exist. The people must find justifications to say this is why we think this situation is this way it is. I tell you and Nigerians will remember that he is a very humble man; he is a very committed person to the Nigerian project.
If you look at the results of the elections, you'll see that he lost the elections with about 2.5 million votes or thereabout, which means that a large number of Nigerians still believed in him and also believed in his ability and his capability of his administration to move Nigeria forward.
We were dealing with a democracy; the people have a right to make a choice, when the people make a choice, we respect that choice. And our commitment as Nigerians, whoever we may be, whatever we maybe our station, is to remain committed to Nigeria, and to support whoever has emerged and to respect the choice and the decision of Nigerians.
This is not about witch-hunt, it's not about criticising people, the Nigerian people have spoken and we stand by the decision of the Nigerian people. And we all support whoever is there to move Nigeria forward.
So this backward looking, can we just look forward? Can we all just work together to move Nigeria forward? For me, that is where the emphasis should be, because we are all Nigerians and at the end of the day the country is more important than all of us"he said.
Oghara village in Delta State, has been thrown into confusion following the alleged killing of an 85-year-old grandfather by his grandson who he shared his three bedroom mud apartment with.
He was said to have allegedly used an axe to hack his octogenarian grandpa to death after an argument with the deceased over his drinking habit.
Sunday Sun reports that,the 19-year-old suspect has since gone into hiding, having realised the enormity of his offence. The lifeless body of the deceased was discovered in the pool of his blood in his residence, according to a relative who pleaded not to be mentioned in print.
“The old man had just returned home from an outing when the suspect alleged, that his grandpa was under the influence of alcohol and about going for another round of drinking spree. So, the suspect sought to prevent the octogenarian from going out,” the source explained.In the ensuing struggle, the suspect took an axe and hacked his grandpa to death. Consequently, he disappeared into the thing air before the arrival of sympathizers who trooped in to witness the gory incident.
Sunday Sun gathered that the deceased had on several occasions raised the alarm over the spate of threats of attack by his grandson. He was quoted as saying that if any untoward event happens to him his grandson should be held responsible
The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom state- His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel today, 21st of August 2015 performed the ground breaking
ceremony of ShopRite in Ibom Tropicana Complex, Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo.
ShopRite is a chain of shopping malls which began sales in 1946 and have been running successfully for 69 years, spreading across America & Africa. Shoprite is popularly known as the No.1 shopping and retail market, with about 300 outlets and shops spread across the world. Shoprite has maintained its company reputation for years offering first class service to customers with outstanding service delivery and supply of quality products.
The foundation stone of the giant shopping mall was unveiled amidst pleasantries from the Honourable Commissioner of Investment, Commerce & Industry- Barr. Emmanuel Enodiem, who gave the welcome address, reassuring the guests of the administration’s determination to embark on wealth creating projects for the people.Present at the occasion were the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Moses Ekpo, members of the stateexecutive council and members of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly
.Speaking at the occasion, the Governor stressed the need to initiate developments that will create employment opportunities for Akwa Ibom youth.In response, the Managing Director of Resilient Africa- Mr. Holden Marshal expressed delight in the partnership with the state government and promised to deliver the project within the next 18 months with the standard which ShopRite is known for over the years.
Mr. Holden further assured the host community of involvement in the construction process and employmentof an average of 600 youths in the course of the project.Speaking with The Gazette, indigenes of Itiam, Etoi and Afaha expresses theirjoys, as they are confidant in the delivery of democracy dividends, as promised by the Governor during his electioneering campaign.