Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Central African Republic Crisis: Over 400 Nigerian Still Trapped in Cameroun

Great Nation! Good People! That was once our sobriquet as coined by Former Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili. But with what we read every day about the plight of Nigerians I wonder if that sobriquet still applies. Or does it? You tell me.

Do you know that even now, over 400 Nigerians victims of the Central African Republic (CAR) crisis  are still trapped in Kentzou town in eastern Cameroun, even though they have expressed their willingness to come home.

If you remember correctly, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees had earlier said over 9,000 people, including Nigerians, had fled to Cameroun in the last 10 days to escape violence in the country. God help us!!!! Great Nation!

Gunboats, 2 Airforce Helicopters Drafted to Rescue Jonathan's Abducted Uncle in Bayelsa State

We are winning the war against insecurity they always tell us. I believe them but what about you? Do you? Well, President Goodluck Jonathan’s uncle, 70-year-old Chief Inengite Nitabai, was kidnapped on Sunday after some gun men stormed his compound in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The incident which took place at 8.30 pm was by a 10-man gang. Now the presidency has detailed gunboats and two Nigerian Air Force helicopters to search for the abductors and rescue the victim. No ransom has been demanded yet. We are indeed winning the war. Aren’t we?

Passengers and FAAN Disagree on Claims that an Abuja-Bound Arik Air Flight almost Crashed

So whom do we believe? Passengers or the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)? Ok here is the gist. Some passengers on board the Abuja-bound Arik Air flight from Lagos claimed it was involved in a near crash yesterday evening at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

 Passengers claimed it was a as a result of “control disorder” from the plane. A claim which has since been debunked by FAAN. The Arik Air flight Number 155 was said to have departed Lagos and was due to arrive Abuja at 6.30p.m., but could not land until about an hour later.

Exclusive: Police Arrest 12 Suspects, Declare 4 Wanted for Ejigbo 3 Torture

Finally, the police have stepped up their A game by arresting 12 suspects connected to the inhumane treatment and torture of the three women in Ejigbo, Lagos. The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba disclosed this today during a parade of the suspects at Federal SARS, Adeniji Adele, Victoria Island. While declaring four others wanted, he said the arrested persons would soon charged to court for dehumanizing these ladies including Juliana who later died from complications arising from the torture.