Saturday, 29 December 2012

Eight Ways To Prepare For A Job Search In The New Year.

1, Create a vision.
What are you looking for in a job? Take some time to do what I call yourInner Job Search , until you have a vision of what you want in your next job. You can make lists, draw picturesor cut photos from magazines, but think big and make it feel as real as you can.

2, Make a plan.
The best job searches are systematic and focused. Create a plan for yourself. How much time will you spend on your job search? What websites will you use? Set some targets and goals for activities and make lists of people youwant to network with and companies you wantto talk to. Writing it down will make you feel more control.

3. Update your resume.
Notice this isn't the first thing to do? That's because you need to know what you want and have a plan before you can create a resume that opens the doors you want. If you're inthebusiness world, it's probably worthlooking intogetting some professional help, too, which will save you time and get you a better job faster in the long run.

4. Create a Yolpe profile.
Yolpe is a critical place for you to have a strong presence. imagine being a job seeker and being lazy about your job search.thats what this new site Yolpe wants you to do-be simply completing a cv profile page you let recruiters and employersfind you with just a click of their mouse.Set to launch in 2013, i wld recommend you be among the first there are recruiters are going to be flocking.

5. Set up a filing system.
You'll need a central place to manage a job search, and some kind of system for saving and filing job postings, and for tracking your applications. It doesn't matter if it's paper and manila folders or all on your iPhone, as long asit's easy for you to manage.
6. Do some casual job window shopping.
Give yourself a couple of weeks to just look at all kinds of job listings on job sites and company sites. Start a file of bookmarks of jobsthat sound kind of interesting, but don't do anything more than that. You're just warming up first.

7. Make a resume business card.
A personal card that includes some brief highlights of what you do or what you're looking for, with your contact information and your photo, is a great way to cement who you areand what you do in the minds of people you meet.

8. Reconnect with your references.
People give better references when they're prepared for the call, and they'll feel better about vouching for you if you reach out to them before you need them. Now's a great time tosend a message on Facebook or send a holiday card to the people you'll useas references to touch base and let them know your new year may bring a new job search, too.
There's a lot more to prepare for a job search, but these are easy things that you can take care of during the down time of the holidays, so you're primed and ready to find a job fast when you hit the ground running come January.

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Friday, 28 December 2012

Odemwingie’s outburst unprofessional – Iroha

Former Super Eagles’ defender, Benedict Iroha has joined the train of former players who have backed the decision of the senior national team coach, Stephen Keshi to omit Peter Odemwingie, Obafemi Martins and Taye Taiwo from the preliminary squad of the team to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Iroha was one of the heroes of the 1994 Afcon tournament in Tunisia, where the Eagles came out tops and incidentally that wasthe last time Nigeria has won the competition.
Iroha told Goal.comthat since Keshi calls the shots, he has the right to select players that he felt would figure in his programme knowing fully well he would be judged by the results garnered in South Africa in January.
He expressed dismay at the Twitter outburst of Odemwingie whom he reckoned threw caution to the wind as he failed to come to terms with his omission from the 2013 Afcon party.
“Keshi is the boss and he calls theshots,” Iroha told
“It doesn’t make much sense criticising the team list endorsed by him. He knows the importanceof going to the Africa Cup of Nations with established players and for him to have dropped Odemwingie and the like shows he means business.
“The outburst of Odemwingie on the heels of his omission from theteam list showed his level of maturity and the impact he wouldhave had on the dressing room if he had made the squad.
“He didn’t exhibit the quality of a professional. He showed a bad example to upcoming footb-allers,” Iroha added.
The Imo born former Eagles’ Assistant Coach got a crucial goal in the semi-final of Tunisia 1994 Afcon against Cote d’Ivoire en-route to Nigeria’s second triumph in Africa’s biggest soccer fiesta.

I was crushed after I lost MTN Project fame 3– Tolulope Adesina

Tolulope Abraham Adesina is a singer, producer, songwriter and lover of the arts who originates from Ogbomosho in Oyo state. He grew up and lived in Kaduna but is presently based in Lagos . In this chat with IYABO AINA, Tolu speaks about his music and his plans.
My names are Tolulope Abraham Adesina and I was MTN Project Fame ex-contestant in 2010 . I was on the same set with Chidinma .I was born and raised in Kaduna until 2010 when I came to Lagos for the MTN Project Fame. I’ve been singing since I was 11 and my first background in music was in Baptist Church children ‘s choir where I was taught how to sing and perform and by the time I was 16years, I had my first majorperformance at a grand opening at House on the Rock Jam Mega Festival in Abuja . That is at the stadium where I sang the nationalanthem and everybody was like blown away because of my girlishvoice and since then, it’s been a wonderful journey .
Also I’d been to about seven other competitions before MTN Project Fame. I was at Nokia First Chance; West African Idol and so many of them and singing to veterans like Donnie Mclurkin, Kim Burrel at B.E.T auditions” butfinally, Project Fame saw talent in me and I went as far as I did .
Growing up
Well, growing up in Kaduna was really nice for me because Kaduna then used to be a very peaceful and loving society. There were no religious crises and for me , it was a wonderful experience because I had loving parents who supported me when they recognized the talent in me. Also, I grew up among five siblings . I was the first and therewas only one girl amongst us .Soit was fun growing up .
My starting point
Well it started with love and passion for music . I grew up loving and falling in love with music because as a young boy, there was nowhere I heard music that it wouldn’t catch my attention and my Dad had a very huge music library. It was as big as a record store. He always played music and sometimes when I closed from school, I’d gothere to listen to music after my assignment, to an extent that I’d even forget to remove my uniform(laugh).
So I always played music from the time I returned from school till when was set to do my assignment. So for me , music started way back before anybody knew me. And then in 2010, people got to feel who Tolu is , they got to know who Tolu is andso far its been a wonderful journey .
Life after MTN Project Fame
Yes , I released a song after Project Fame called “Arewa’’ and it’s a beautiful song , a song about Nigeria’s beauty. Arewa in English means beautiful woman .When I dropped the song, people loved it because of the sincerity in the word and the technicality of the music .
It was RnB and then, there was a lot of Yoruba in it. People loved it because it was indigenous and international. Later, I dropped a video for it and it was played in couples of stations like Soundcity, On TV, AIT, to mention a few . I’ve also dropped lots of single like ‘’Wine it ‘’ and presently, I’m doing a new song which are three singles in one
My kind of Music
I will say Tolu’s strength in music is RnB and soul .But Tolu has grown since 2010 and I’m doing alot of music like Afro pop , Pop and RnB . So, I do all kinds of things that appeal to different kinds of people and this makes me to be three in one .So generally. I do three different songs that go three different directions .
Experience from MTN Project Fame
It was a lucrative experience . I learnt a lot of things about music. I learnt that to go beyond your talent, you need to have a stage act , manage your stage well and appeal to people when you are singing so they can feel your music other than just listening to your voice . Also, we had vocal training on how to improve in our vocal strength and even all of those trainings are helping me because even now, I have a vocalstudio myself and I’ve learnt how to manipulate and use my voice for the best .
Not winning the contest
I was crushed (laugh). I was verybitter about it and it took me a while to recover from it because Ispent three months in that house and everybody knew I was that good .A lot of people have different theory about what happened to me . Some people said I lost my passion but I gave my best show and I tried to be the best I could be at every given point in time . I could remember that there was a week in the house that I lost my voice and myperformance during that week wasn’t good and when I recovered from it, I gave my best. All the same, I’m happy for the winner because she ‘s doing so well . Chidinma is doing well and I’m proud of her because she’s growing and changing .But I’m also doing my own thing in my own corner (laugh ).
Compensation as one of the finalists
Yes , we were given some thank you packages and a little cash to say keep on coming .
Present occupation
Tolu is three things presently: I’m a producer, song writer and performer ;so these three things are what I find pleasure in .I produce artists to help them actualize their dreams and recently, I did something for Scales which is coming out in his new album ‘’Adaba’’. So, producing is a kind of introducing the other side of Tolu to the world .
My three works
Why it’s easy is because they are right under the same umbrella , they are all around music . All of them complement each other .So,sometimes people come to me and say I like your song ,who produced it and I’d say I did and they will want me to produce for them. Some would say, I like yourvoice, I want to sing like you and I trained their vocal cords .
My hero in the industry
In Nigeria I look up to two people;Asa and 2Face. I believe in theirstyle of music. They have a message because each time I listen to 2Face, no matter what he’s singing about, there’s always something to learn from it. His music is poetic .And Asa is also soulful , lyrical and she was the first female artiste to make us proud in the music industry .
Internationally ,my biggest mentor is Brandy and if you listento my song, there’s a lot of Brandy’s influence in it .
My future in the industry
I wish to be a name that when you said Tolu internationally and nationally, people will know who you are talking about.
Challenges as an up coming act
There are musical challenges for anyone because it goes beyond the talent which is to promote your songs, get it out there and people have to hear it and all that cost money .
So as an up coming act, it can bea little frustrating to get your good work out to the public for people to hear .But I thank God for my management Vintage Record and also my manager Rukky for their support
Advice for upcoming acts
Believe in yourself ,you cannot give up on yourself .And the last person to give up on you is you .
Even if everybody thought you can’t do it keep doing it and one day people will hear you.

Covenant University expels 200 students for not attending Church service

About 200 students may have been expelled by the authorities of Covenant University, Cannanland, Ota, Ogun State, recently for what was described as “disregard of paramount core values.”
Frustrated and angered by the development, some of the affected students who gave account of what happened battledemotions while narrating their situations to Saturday Vanguard recently. They however pleaded with the school authorities to tamper justice with mercy in order to save their future.
Saturday Vanguard investigation revealed that out of the figure, about 126 were expelled for not attending the ‘departure service’, meant to sign off from the school after the end of the Semester andMatriculation of students on November 30. Five other students were thrown out for smoking while unconfirmed source said additional 60 got the same fate for violating other rulesbordering on the University’s core values. A few others were given four weeks suspension for failure to sign the head count that was conducted a couple of weeks earlier.
A letter of expulsion signed by theRegistrar, Ntia Ubong, a copy which was made available to Saturday Vanguard stated that theaffected students contravened Chapter 1, section 30, page 40 ofthe 2010-2014 Student Handbook.
We gathered that the massive expulsion was predicated on the anger of the Chancellor, Bishop David Oyedepo who was said to have been infuriated after seeing students loitering around when they were supposed to be at the Chapel for the Departure Service.
He was said to have personally chased students to the Chapel and ordered for a search into all the halls and colleges to fish out those who did not attend the service.
Several attempts to get the schoolauthorities comment on the issue proved abortive. The Instituion’s Corporate Affairs Head, Mr Igban Emmaunel also refused to comment as calls pulled through to him were unanswered and text messages not replied.
How it happened
A few of the affected students gave account of what happened to Saturday Vanguard at different points. The similar accounts go thus: “On November 30, the last day of the semester, preceding our December break, there was also a Matriculation for the 100 level students; in fact some students had their last semester exams on that day, some of them finished around 3:00pm while thematriculation started around 8am.Some students retired to their rooms to relax while some engaged in some other activities jubilating the end of the semester.
“Some also got drinks from the matriculating students. Even as these were going on, some students who finished around 3pm retired to their halls. By 5pm, they announced that we should get prepared for the ‘Departure service’ which was to start by 8pm. Some students werealready seeing their parents off while some of us were just trying to relax to get off the stress of theexams.
“Most of us hadn’t gotten throughthe tiredness of the sleepless nights of the exams; so, some us stayed back in our rooms. The departure service is usually a day before we go home and it is usually presided over by the Chancellor. Before the commencement of the service, they used to lock up the main doors of the halls so as to preventcases of theft. I was not botheredsince there were a lot of us in thehall. Some minutes past 8pm, they switched off the light and all of us in the hall went into our rooms. Because of the darkness and the cold, I slept off immediately.”
He continued: “The persistent knocks on the door woke me up and I realised that they had cometo search for people who had not come to service. Before I realised what was going on, I found myself with other students numbering about 30. They took down our names and counted us to make sure that no one was omitted. They said the Chancellor was at the service and we refusedto come. I heard them talking about other halls and they asked us to wait. I didn’t take it seriously because I never believedin my widest imagination that we would be expelled. We were later asked to go to our various halls.
“Some of those who went into hiding were lucky as they were not found. Shortly, those who went for the service returned and told us there was poor attendanceat the Chapel and how students were diving in through the windows, scampering for seats. In fact, one narrated to us how the Chancellor jumped through the window to vent his anger on some students who had jumped in,” he stated.
Another expelled student also gave similar account of the incident. “I couldn’t go to the service because, I was not feelingwell which was as a result of the stress of the exams we had just finished. After a while, I managedto go but I heard that they starteddriving people back around 7:30pm while the service was to start around 8pm. I was surprisedbecause the rule was that you’ve got to be seated 15minutes to theservice. Again, it was never made compulsory, but they tried to get students out of the halls to prevent cases of theft. So, because I was not feeling well, I went back to my room because I needed to rest for a while.
“I thought it was a joke when they said we are in for expulsion because we failed to come for departure service. I have never done anything contrary to the school laws. I have never faced any panel before and neither did I have any unpleasant case in my file. I never thought it was real until letters were handed to me the following morning.”
Giving account of how letters were handed out to them, the visibly troubled student said: “By 6am, they announced the names of those who were caught in halls and colleges. Usually after the departure service, one can sign out from there and go but because it ended late and no one could travel, students had to wait till the following morning. But the hall officer told those of us whose names were written down that if we leave, we should be considered gone from the university forever. That gave us an insight into what was likely to come as punishment. By 7:45am, we were called once again to go downstairs for our letters. Those who collected theirs before mine were crying and I wondered whatthe punishment could be until I read the letter stating I was expelled from the university.”
Bishop Oyedepo
At the Chapel
Another student who found his way to the Chapel also told Saturday Vanguard that while the Chancellor was being driven past,he noticed that students were loitering at about the time they were supposed to be seated at the chapel. He said that this apparently infuriated him and he alighted from his car and chased students to the chapel with knocks. “I saw him, alighted fromhis car and chased students to thechapel; I quickly found my way tothe hall. Not quite long after, I saw students jumping in through the windows. It was a big commotion. Even the chancellor was going after those who jumped into the chapel. Later, he addressed the students saying hewas very disappointed by the behaviour that the students were not seated 15 minutes before the service.”
Another account had it that while the Education Secretary, Prof. Aize Obayan was addressing the students, the students were murmuring, then the Chancellor immediately took to the microphone and said: “if I hear the voice of any student, the curse of the Lord shall fall upon that one.” The chapel immediatelywent dead silent.
Our source who was also late to the service stated that the Chancellor later directed that those students who did not come to the service would be purged out saying they did not belong tothe school. Our source stated thatat the end of the service, he prayed for the students in the hall.
Another source in the school hinted that at that point, the Vice-chancellor pleaded on behalfof those who were absent but theChancellor insisted they must be purged from the school.
Our source told Saturday Vanguard that the Vice-Chancellor while addressing the students announced that a search would be carried out in all the halls and colleges to find out those who failed to attend the departure service, advising them to wait behind.
Saturday Vanguard investigation revealed that out of the figure, about 126 were expelled for not attending the ‘departure service’, five were thrown out for smoking marijuana, twenty-five final year students and undisclosed numberof lower level students were caught violating rules bothering on the University’s core values. We also gathered that a few others were given four weeks suspension for failure to sign the head count that was conducted a couple of weeks earlier. Some of the students opined that failure to sign the head count was even a greater offence which implied that the student was not in the school at the time of the exercise but yet got a four-week suspension.
The private university is known for its strict rules and discipline such as not allowing the students to use mobile phones within the school’s premises, while it is mandatory for students to always bring their bible to the chapel.
Parents react
A few parents who volunteered information spoke to us on condition of anonymity fearing that their children might be victimised in case the issue was resolved amicably. One of them said with bitterness that it is unacceptable, adding that the expulsion was not commensurate with the offence deemed to have been committed. He urged the school authorities to rescind its decision adding that the future of the students is at stake.
“For me, it is not acceptable. These students were not given fair hearing. Expulsion should not be a punishment for failure to attend service. We all agree, it is a Christian school but failure to attend church service could be due to a lot of reasons. I gathered that some of the students even finished their exams about 5pm that day. So, those people that finished at that time had barely three hours to prepare for the service. But stampeding them to congregate for service and then expelling those who did not come is a decision taken too far. For me, if there was poor attendance, I think the authorities have a responsibility. They have not beenfair in putting the service so closeto the examination. Even God willnot do that.”
He however commended the Chancellor, Dr. Oyedepo on his vision towards the education of Nigeria children especially when the government institutions are failing, but urging him to tamper justice with mercy.
Another parent who was afraid ofthe press noted that he was still studying the situation and would not want to comment but noted that he was reliably informed thatsome group of parents made frantic efforts to meet with the Chancellor on the issue but without success. It was not clear the level of the efforts made. He further hinted that some students have not told their parents about their expulsion, still hoping that the issue would be resolved.
He lamented that his child had been having sleepless nights, going through mental torture unjustifiably. “I agree that discipline must be instilled in the students but it should not be aimed at destroying the life of thestudents. Expulsion is too great a punishment for non attendance ofa departure service, without even a warning especially when the students hitherto, had not been found wanting,” he stated.
What the Student Handbook says
The Covenant University Core values border on Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice. On the spirituality aspect, it states: “The Christian ethos underguard our activities and conducts at all time and every student of Covenant University is expected to exhibit character traits and dispositions of a Jesus-centered heritage. The Jesus – factor centered approach to all issues is non-negotiable andcentral in the pursuit of our mandate in raising a new generation of leaders and in the realization of the objectives of our purpose.
To this extent therefore, students will be committed to maintaining a high level of spirituality and shall act in such manner as to facilitate their spiritual growth as well as work out ways to evolve and implement a spiritual development plan. Attendance at Chapel Services is a compulsory part of students’ spiritual development where a bible and notebook are essential kits for theservice. Students are expected to demonstrate a deep reverence forGod at all times.”
The school declines comment
Several attempts were made to get the school authorities comment on the issue. The institution’s Corporate/Public Affairs Officer, Mr Igban Emmanuel Kalu declined comment. At first, several calls were pulled through to him but he refused to pick his calls. Whenthe reporter persisted, he later picked but said he was driving and could not answer any question. But few hours later, other calls pulled to him were unanswered. A text message was sent to his phone and up to the time of writing this report, he did not reply.
I’m not aware —Prof Julius Okojie, NUC Executive Secretary
The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof Julius Okojie said he has not been briefed on the matter.
Prof Okojie stated this during a telephone conversation Saturday Vanguard had with him a few days ago. “I am not aware of any expulsion by Covenant University; I will ask the school authorities. Right now, I am not in Abuja, I left Abuja few days ago and until I return to Abuja and find out details about the matter, I cannot comment on it,” he said.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Don Jazzy and D’Banj: Best rivalry in 2012

Don Jazzy and ex-business partner, D’banj were once best of friends, brothers and professional colleagues. Their rapport and struggle started way back in London, until they decided to takethe country by storm when they floated the now rested Mo’hits record label.
As friends, they stayed glued to each other before their friendship went soar. And like cat and mouse, rivalry tore them apart.
Don Jazzy and D’banj, made their split official in March. In posts on his Twitter account, Don Jazzy confirmed rumours that their partnership under the Mo’ Hits umbrella had crumbled. He described the development as “sad but true.
There had been reports that the two friends had parted ways over some issues, especially D’ banj’s collaboration with American R&B star, Kanye West, and his label, G.O.O.D Music. D’ banj’s interview with American magazine, Ebony, shortly after, added fire to the speculations, especially where he described Don Jazzy as one of the artistes on the Mo’hits label. Two months after, Don Jazzy floated Marvin Records and signed on artistes previously with Mo’ Hits record label, including Wande Coal, Dr SID D’Prince and Tiwa Savage as the new addition.
In the years they worked together, they reshaped the industry with renowned hip-hop artistes.
To further lend credence to the rivalry, while Kokomaster opened his night club, One Eleven, on Lagos Island recently, Don Jazzy equally went into the business few days ago when he establishedhis PoP night club located also onthe Island.
It is not for nothing that D’ banj snubbed Don Jazzy at the recentlyheld Rhythm Unplugged. At the show, other artistes who went on stage to perform kept hailing, Don Jazzy who sat at the V.I.P corner. But when it was time for D’banj and his brother to mount the stage, he didn’t do same. Instead of paying homage to theirbuddy(Jazzy) like others, both ignored him.

Arsenal will improve, warns Cazorla

Santi Cazorla has warned Arsenal’s rivals that his midfield partnership with MikelArteta and Jack Wilshere is developing rapidly, ahead of Saturday’s home game with Newcastle United.
The Gunners have strung togetherthree successive Premier League wins, with the midfield trio starting together against West Bromwich Albion, Reading and Wigan Athletic, and contributing atotal of six goals.
Those results helped Arsenal briefly climb up to third in the table, although they now find themselves in seventh place after their fixture against West Ham United on Wednesday was postponed because of a transport strike in London.
But with Newcastle next to visit the Emirates Stadium, Spanish midfield star Cazorla believes the best is yet to come from his compatriot and 20-year-old Wilshere, who signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2018 earlier this month after17 months out with injuries.
“Every day that goes by, we understand each other better,” said Cazorla.
“It is very easy for me to play with them. Mikel is more of a tactical player, a very important player in any side.
“He always has to be well positioned, to cover the open spaces that we leave further up the field. And Jack is an amazing football player.
“I did not know him well because when I arrived he was injured, but every day that goes by I understand why he is so well rated here, and especially for what he brings to the team.”
Cazorla added: “He (Wilshere) has amazing potential. Every day he is gaining more confidence, heis forgetting about the injury, andhe is a key player that can influence the result in a game.”
Wilshere has made eight Premier League starts since his comeback in October, although he has yet toscore in the league.
Arsenal were dumped out of the League Cup by third-tier side Bradford City and go into the meeting with Alan Pardew’s Newcastle trailing leaders Manchester United by 16 points, albeit with a game in hand.
Wilshere says he never doubted that he would extend his stay in north London and paid tribute to manager Arsene Wenger’s role in his development.
“He’s always been there for me,” said the England international.
“He (Wenger) showed faith in mewhen I was 18, and he stuck withme throughout the whole time I was injured. He knew the only thing that would get me better is games, and he stood by me.
“I need to thank him for that, andyes, he was a big part of why I signed.”
Alan Pardew admits injuries and suspension mean he will send outan inexperienced side at the Emirates.
The Newcastle manager is without most of his first-choice midfield after Vurnon Anita and Jonas Gutierrez became the latestadditions to an already over-crowded treatment room.
Dutch international Anita left the pitch on a stretcher with ankle ligament damage during Wednesday’s 4-3 defeat at Manchester United, a result that leaves the north-east club still searching for an away win in the league this season.
Argentina midfielder Gutierrez is sidelined for at least a week after an injection to cure a persistent knee problem, while Yohan Cabaye, Steven Taylor, Hatem Ben Arfa, Ryan Taylor, and Dan Gosling are already out long-term.
Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote returns from suspension, but that is offset by defender MikeWilliamson starting a one-match ban after reaching five bookings. Midfielder James Perch is likely to drop into the back four to cover.
Newcastle remain five points above the relegation zone after suffering defeat in seven of their last nine league games, and Pardew confessed: “We’ve got numerous injuries, which leaves us with a very inexperienced midfield.

Four arrested over alleged plan to bomb Enugu airport

An attempt by four persons to blow up the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu with explosives was,Thursday, foiled by operatives of the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the Enugu State Police Command.
The suspects, whose identities had been kept secret for security reasons, were apprehended whiledriving to the airport at about 8.30am Thursday.
The four suspects including the driver of their vehicle with registration number including KJA359 AP were heading to the airport when the EOD operatives halted them.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. EbereAmaraizu who confirmed the arrest said when the vehicle was searched by the operatives, some items believed to be dangerous fireworks contained in two cartons were discovered in the vehicle.
More details soon

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

D'banj Vs Don Jazzy : Power Tussle Or Ethnicity

These guys were role models to manywhen it comes to keeping friendships and understanding each other, no one ever saw a ''break-up'' coming.Now they both own their own record labels; D'banj owns DB records while Don Jazzy owns the MAVIN music label.
From the proper look of things, i Believe D'banj might have caused the whole trouble cause check this, No other member of Mo'hits decamped along with D'banj except his brother,Kswitch, Wande coal of all people who was tight with d'banj did not even go.some sources say D'banj after the kanye west deal wanted full ownership of the now disbanded Mo'hits record label.
On the issue of Power tussle, recently Don jazzy on micro blogging site, Twitter announced the birth of his club ''Pop'' some hours later D'banj announced his. At the just concluded rhythm unplugged a lot of artists who perfomed at the show, made shout outs to don jazzy and appreciated his presence,when D'banj and his brother, K-switch came to perform, they did not even look towards don jazzy,they just performed and left.
On the issue of Ethnicity, I Believe D'banj might have been thinking that Don jazzy was using ''ibo man'' sense for him by taking the larger share of revenue when they were together in Mo'hits, but Don jazzy was the music producer,manager and sometimes a back-up singer. since D'banj was the only one who left the label even though he had some fellow tribesmenin the label, ethnicity can be ruled out!
I can say any much but i used to love when these guys were together, their music made a lot of sense, now they are apart i am yet to listen to a sequelproduced from either of their respective labels.

Send in your thoughts and criticism, they will be helpful!

PDP to CPC: You ‘re blind to Jonathan’s govt achievements

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has cautioned Nigerians against being taken in by what it claims as the rhetoric of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, a party it claimed would lead Nigeria on the path to Somalia if given the opportunity.
Reacting to the CPC’s criticism of the Christmas day speech of President Goodluck Jonathan, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, described the statement as a ritual bereft of imagination or sincerity.
The CPC had in the rebuttal described the PDP as being “moreinterested in seizing political power rather than the adequate planning for effectual governance,” noting what it claimed as the trillions of naira wasted in multiple fraud schemes,including the oil subsidy regime.
President Goodluck Jonathanand Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd)
The PDP said: “President Jonathan has invested heavily in critical infrastructures such as power, road and rail transport, security, agriculture, education among others. While the maturity span of some of these infrastructure is long term and areexpected to yield benefits in coming years, there is abundant evidence that steady gains are already crystalizing in sectors such as power, education and railtransport.
”The CPC will definitely be blind to this steady progress because constructive engagement is not the ultimate motivation of its criticism,” the statement added.
On the allegation that the PDP governments mismanaged resources of the country, the PDPsaid:
”Even in 2011 when the CPC tookdesperation to a criminal level, orchestrating an orgy of election violence that claimed many lives, Nigerians stood firm for the PDP in an election adjudged locally and internationally as the most credible in the nation’s recent record. But has the PDP squandered its mandate,” the statement asked.
”This can only be true in the diseased imagination of the CPC. The PDP has remained the only truly national party on whose shoulders revolve the unity of the nation. Need we say that a Nigeria in the hands of a political party like the CPC is on an express road to Somalia.
Besides, the statement continued,”the PDP met Nigeria a pariah state, retrieved and returned it to the centre stage of global reckoning. It is also on record that at a time the economy of the western nations was hobbled by the global melt down with banks collapsing, no bank in Nigeria suffered similar fate.
”Similarly, as part of the party’s strategy against corruption, the PDP liberalized the economy and threw the door open to generate new jobs. The party also established anti-corruption agencies, the EFCC and ICPC as well as enacted the Freedom of Information law to enhance transparency in governance. The party’s dispassion in winning the battle on corruption has seen even senior members of the party convicted for corruption.
”We must add, that our battle on corruption is total and that President Jonathan has won the most critical aspect of it which is against electoral corruption. Nigerians now go to the polls andare sure their votes will count””. There is no shorter road to good governance than when mandate and withdrawal of it depend entirely on the people,” the statement concluded.

Okonjo’s kidnap: Group flays arrest of 70 persons in Agbor

PEOPLE of Agbor in Delta State, have condemned the arrest of no fewer than 70 indigenes of the community by military officers during the search for kidnapped Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s mother.
The people, under the aegis of Agbor Vanguard, described the arrest as unlawful and a breach offundamental human rights of innocent citizens of the community. In a statement by its secretary, Mr. Ebede Benedict, the group, said the 70 persons where arrested from Ozanogogo and Alisor communities in Agbor Kingdom, Ika South Local Government Area of the state by overzealous military officers.
“We condemned the act in its totality. The 70 persons where arrested during the Agbor Unity Cup football tourney because we are known for only peaceful ventures.”

Monday, 17 December 2012

OBJ dares GEJ: I won’t stop criticising you

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, broke hissilence on the feud between him and his estranged political son, President Goodluck Jonathan, saying he would not stop commenting on national issues.
He, however, said that despite the public perception on the disagreement between the duo, Jonathan remained his president.
Obasanjo stated this when he hosted the National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, in his Hilltop country home, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
According to him, “the country, the party and government would remain my primary concern, because, if there is no Nigeria, therewill not be a party, and if there is no party, there will be nothing to govern on the platform of the party”.
The former president added: “If there is anything that requires my own comment, position or views. I will say it. It is only when you kill me that I will stop doing so. It is my passion, patriotism and love that will continue to make me say my own. If it is the party that I see that something is inimical to the growth, I will talk.”
President Jonathan and Gen. Obasanjo (Rtd)
The feud between Obasanjo and Jonathan blew into the open when Obasanjo said the Federal Government was not doing enough in tackling Boko Haram, saying the government was not decisive on the insurgency. The former president cited what his government did to quell the militancy in the Niger Delta, preciselyOdi town in Bayelsa, when some militants killed five soldiers.
Jonathan,a week or so later, replied him during a presidential chat on television, that his government would not take such a decisive action against the Boko Haram because the Odi invasion did not achieve the desired result. According to the president, hewas the Bayelsa deputy governor at that time and that, shortly after the place was leveled, all he could see were bodies, womenand children.
While describing the PDP national chairman as a respected leader, Obasanjo said, yesterday, that Tukur was a delight to have always.
He said, “It is always a delight to have our ogas (boss) to visit usto see what we are doing or what we are not doing.
“To know our anxiety, aspirations and concerns. And also to disabuse the minds of rumour mongers. The president is my president.
“Without Nigeria, there will be no party. Even when I was in prison, I was not quiet. Those who want me and the chair to quarrel; this visit will keep them quiet. But my mouth will not be quiet.”
Obasanjo, who also used the occasion of the visit by Tukur, to dispel his death rumour, wondered why people would continue to spread such rumour, remarking, “I am still alive anyway.”
In his remarks, Tukur, the PDP National Chairman, explained thathe was in Abeokuta to thank the former PDP Board of Trustees Chairman for his consistent role not only for the party.but also the country and the international community. “Your support has never been relenting and I have come to say thank you, sir.”
Tukur however affirmed the leadership of the Dipo Odujirin-led executive in the state, declaring that the party only recognized the elected executives.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Gunmen kidnap Nkiru Sylvanus, demand N100m

Special Assistant to Governor Rochas Okorocha on Public Affairs, Nkiru Sylvanus, was, yesterday, kidnapped in Owerri, the Imo Statecapital.
The Nollywood actress, who was kidnapped at 2.30pm, was only recently re-deployed from the stateLiaison Office in Lagos. She was reportedly abducted close to the famous Concord Hotel, Owerri, in the company of some of her friends.
Though details of the incident werestill sketchy at press time, it was learnt that the abductors have established contact with her family and have demanded a ransom of N100 million.
The incident could not be confirmedas repeated calls made to the mobile phone of State Commisionerof Information, Chinedu Offor, proved futile.
State Police Public Relations Officer,Mr. Vitalis Onugu, could also not bereached for comments as his mobile phone could not be reached.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Download Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 for free

its been a while since i updated this blogdue to some personal research.Today, i want to tell you guys that you can now Download Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 for free.Though its the latestinternet explorer and its already pre-installed for the latest windows operating system which is the windows 7 can now enjoy the same feature on internet explorer that works on windows 8.
system requirements for internet explorer 10 Processor
Computer with a 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
Operating system
Windows 7 32-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher
Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit—512 MB
Windows 7 64-bit—512 MB
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—512 MB
Hard drive space
Windows 7 32-bit—70 MB
Windows 7 64-bit—120 MB
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit—200 MB
CD-ROM drive (if installation is done from a CD-ROM)
Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
Modem or Internet connection
Microsoft Mouse , Microsoft IntelliMouse , or compatible pointing device
How To Download Internet Explorer 10
1.Download through this link
2.Select your language and click DOWNLOAD
thats all..
NOTE:it does not work for windows and other windows lower than windows 7

Rafael Benitez meets Chelsea squad at Cobham

Rafael Benitez startedlife as Chelsea’s interim first team manager on Thursday after the European champions sacked Roberto di Matteo, amid sympathy for the Italian and speculation about his permanent replacement.
The former Liverpool boss was getting to know the Blues squad at their Cobham training ground, south of London, before facing the media at Stamford Bridge at 1730 GMT.
Di Matteo was fired after Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat by Juventus in Turin left Chelsea facing elimination at the group stage of the Champions League they won last year.
His dismissal means that Roman Abramovich, Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner, has now sacked seven managers since buying the club in 2003.
The appointment of Spanish manager Benitez, albeit only until the end of the season, led to renewed speculation that Chelsea’s long-term target was former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, currently on a year’s sabbatical from football.
Benitez is returning to management for the first time since a brief spell in charge of Inter Milan two years ago andtold Britain’s Sky Sports television: “It (Chelsea) is a top club and we can challenge for trophies.”
The first Chelsea player to publicly wish di Matteo well after his departure, Juan Mata, told the Daily Mail newspaper: “Rafa Benitez is a great coach.
“He’s got lots of experience and won a lot of trophies with Liverpool, taking them to a very high level. He knows thePremier League too.”
But Benitez faces a tough introduction, with Chelsea having won just twice in eight games and the club’s next opponents Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday, where Chelsea will look to close a four-point gap on the league leaders.
Di Matteo replaced the sacked Andre Villas-Boas in March and led Chelsea to an FA Cup and Champions League double, with the Blues beating Bayern Munich on penalties in May to become the first London club to lift the EuropeanCup.
The former Italy midfielder, who played in two FA Cup winning teams for Chelsea, said it was an “honour” to be manager of the club, with the Champions League victory a highlight.
But there was widespread sympathy fordi Matteo from his fellow managers and across the British press after just 262 days in charge, with a stable relationship between board and boss seen by many in English football as the bedrock of success.
Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, in charge of the Gunners since 1996, was particularlyscathing about Chelsea’s decision.
“I find it surprising and very sad personally,” Wenger said after Arsenal’s2-0 Champions League win over Montpellier on Wednesday. “It is a complete surprise and very sad news.”
Arsenal, however, have not won a major trophy for seven years and there was a growing acceptance that Abramovich’s vast personal wealth meant that, at Chelsea at least, the usual rules did not apply.
The Daily Mail’s Martin Samuel contrasted Chelsea’s position with that of Manchester United, where Alex Ferguson has been the manager for 26 years.
“In the time Abramovich as been at the Chelsea, United, the most convincing argument for patience and loyalty there has been in English football, have won nine trophies (one Champions League, four Premier League, three League Cup,one FA Cup).
“But Chelsea have won 10 (one Champions League, three Premier League, four FA Cup, two League Cup).
“Abramovich’s success as an owner is just further evidence of the overwhelming influence of money: throw enough cash at a problem in football and however crass the executive behaviour, chances are resultswill come your way eventually.”
He added: “Abramovich’s actions defy convention and therefore conventional analysis.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

2face reacts to ban on birth control pill tweets

2face Idibia is rarely in the news except for brief announcements of his many country tours and ofcourse the period he proposed toand married Annie Macaulay. He’s however making headlines for a new reason now.
A birth control pill (names withheld) being rumored to be banned soon by the federal government is a hot topic on twitter but not because of the drugs alleged ban, rather it’s for the star, 2face, who has been roped into the story and he’s not finding this funny.
In a swift reaction, the e nter the place crooner has taken to twitter to caution those tweeting @2face Idibia about the ban on the birth control pill and making jokes out ofit.
His tweet read “I pity all of una wey dey tell me about (name of drug here withheld) #Shallow minds
and later … Father forgive them forthey know not what they say
His followers on twitter see it as a joke certainly, not 2face Idibia.

Differences Between Gprs, Edge, 3g, Hsdpa, Hspa+ And 4g Lte

While conversing with a friend I was asked the differences between GPRS, EDGE and 3G, decided to share my littleknowledge about the topic in case you might be confused about it too.
Before advancing, it should be known that 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G etc refers to the different generations of wireless communication technology characterized by having a defined range of speed.
GPRS(General Packet Radio Service)
GPRS is a packet-based* wireless communication service. It is a 2G technology network that support a download speed of up to 114Kbps.
Limitation of GPRS is that GPRS data cannot be sent while a voice call is in progress.
EDGE(Enhanced Data GSM Evolution)
GPRS and EDGE are both 2G technology but EDGE is significantly faster with a download speed of up to 384Kbps. EDGE is sometimes called a 2.5G network as it also has some characteristics of a 3G network but it doesn't satisfy the specification.
Introduction of 3G network made videocalling and seamless streaming of videopossible, with download speed of up to 3.1Mbps.
HSDPA(High-Speed Down-link Packet Access)
It is based on the 3G network and an enhancement to 3G. Thus has a faster speed, download speed can be up to 14Mbps. HSDPA is sometimes called 3.5G.
HSPA+(Evolved High-Speed Packet Access)
HSPA+ is an evolution HSPA(HSDPA&HSUPA). It is a 4G technology that allows download at a rate of up to 168Mbps.
4G LTE(Long Term Evolution)
LTE is a 4G communication standard that supports HD video streaming, download speed as high as 299.6Mbps.
GPRS(114Kbps) < EGDE(368Kbps) < 3G(3.1Mbps) < HSDPA(14Mbps) < HSPA+(168Mbps) < 4G/LTE(299.6Mbps)

Sunday, 11 November 2012


Windows 7 is far better than previous windows versions (XP and Vista). The install process is plain simple and easy to follow. Big Bravo! for Microsoft for this. Now, just follow these steps and you will install windows 7 in no time

You can Install Windows 7 via DVD Disk you ve purchased or with bootable USB.

This post explains installing windows 7 with dvd disk.

First, insert your Windows 7 Boot Disk into your dvd drive and reboot your PC

While the PC is rebooting, you will be prompted Press any key to boot from CD Just press any key here

After you press a key, windows will load installation files.
Windows 7 setup will start
Select your language, time and currency format and keyboard input (US)
Click Install Now to proceed
Setup will load for a min or two
If you do, select I accept the license terms and click Next
If you are upgrading from Windows Vista select Upgrade, if you had Windows XP you have to select Custom (Advanced). Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 is not available. Click Custom (Advanced)
Select the Partition where you want to install Windows 7 and click Next. You will need at least 5716mb free space.
If you don t have enough free space to Install Windows 7, you will receive the following warning
If that s the case, you will need to format the partition where you previously had Operating System installed. WARNING: Formatting a partition will erase all existing data on the partition, proceed only if you have backed up all your files!
If you want to format the partition, go to Drive options

and format the partition where you want to install windows 7. Again, do this only if you have backed up your documents/files!

click format and then yes
After you press Next, Windows 7 Installation will begin. Approximately takes about 30 min to 1 hour to finish, depending on your computer speed.
After half an hour, setup is complete and windows 7 installation is almost finished. Few more minutes
Now your computer will reboot, since the Windows 7 DVD boot disk is still in the drive, the message press any key to boot from DVD will appear. We already did that, so this time DO NOT press anything. Just wait 5 sec and your PC will continue booting and finish installing your operating system.
Windows will continue booting and installing, almost there!


Insert your name (this will be your windows username)
If you want to, insert password for your computer. ( Hey .you won t forget it, right?)
Insert your Windows 7 product key and press Next
Do you want Microsoft Updates for your new operating system? It is highly recommend you know ! Select use recommended settings
It s time for Time zone, select yours from the drop down menu
Depending on your location, select the appropriate network location.
If you have more than 1 computer, type homegroup password for sharing files. Make sure to remember it
Windows is finalizing your settings
Can you see the finish line ? Yup, we re there
That s it. Now insert your computer manufacturer drivers CD and install drivers. Also FYI, Windows 7 has great driver support, go to Start > Control Panel > Select View By = Small Icons > Click Windows Update
Check for updates and click on optional updates, to see which drivers windows 7 found for your computer automatically.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

US Elections: Obama’s victory speech

Read President Barack Obama’sspeech Wednesday in Chicago after his victory .
OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.
Tonight, more than 200 years aftera former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the taskof perfecting our union moves forward.
It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has liftedthis country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American familyand we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.
Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.
I want to thank every American who participated in this election…
… whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time.
By the way, we have to fix that.
Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone…
… whether you held an Obama signor a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.
I just spoke with Governor Romneyand I congratulated him and Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign.
We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to give back to America through publicservice and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight.
In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.
I want to thank my friend and partner of the last four years, America’s happy warrior, the best vice president anybody could ever hope for, Joe Biden.
And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago.
Let me say this publicly: Michelle, I have never loved you more. I havenever been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you, too, as our nation’s first lady.
Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes you’re growing up to become two strong, smart beautiful young women, just like your mom.
And I’m so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one dog’s probably enough. (LAUGHTER)
To the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics…
The best. The best ever. Some of you were new this time around, and some of you have been at my side since the very beginning.
But all of you are family. No matterwhat you do or where you go fromhere, you will carry the memory of the history we made together and you will have the life-long appreciation of a grateful president. Thank you for believing all the way, through every hill, through every valley.
You lifted me up the whole way and I will always be grateful for everything that you’ve done and allthe incredible work that you put in.
I know that political campaigns cansometimes seem small, even silly. And that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics that tell us that politics is nothing more than a contest of egos or the domain of special interests. But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who turned out at our rallies and crowded along a rope line in a highschool gym, or saw folks working late in a campaign office in some tiny county far away from home, you’ll discover something else.
You’ll hear the determination in thevoice of a young field organizer who’s working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity.
You’ll hear the pride in the voice of a volunteer who’s going door to door because her brother was finally hired when the local auto plant added another shift.
You’ll hear the deep patriotism in the voice of a military spouse whose working the phones late at night to make sure that no one who fights for this country ever hasto fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home.
That’s why we do this. That’s what politics can be. That’s why electionsmatter. It’s not small, it’s big. It’s important. Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy.
That won’t change after tonight, and it shouldn’t. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. We can never forget that as we speak people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issuesthat matter, the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.
But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America’s future. We want our kidsto grow up in a country where theyhave access to the best schools and the best teachers.
A country that lives up to its legacyas the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation, with all the good jobs and new businesses that follow.
We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warmingplanet.
We want to pass on a country that’s safe and respected and admired around the world, a nationthat is defended by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this – this world has ever known.
But also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war,to shape a peace that is built on the promise of freedom and dignityfor every human being. We believein a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America, open to the dreams of an immigrant’s daughterwho studies in our schools and pledges to our flag.
To the young boy on the south sideof Chicago who sees a life beyond the nearest street corner.
To the furniture worker’s child in North Carolina who wants to become a doctor or a scientist, an engineer or an entrepreneur, a diplomat or even a president – that’s the future we hope for. That’s the vision we share. That’s where we need to go – forward.
That’s where we need to go.
Now, we will disagree, sometimes fiercely, about how to get there. Asit has for more than two centuries, progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always a smooth path.
By itself, the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won’t end all the gridlock or solve all our problems or substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus and making the difficult compromises needed to move this country forward. But that common bond is where we must begin. Our economy is recovering. A decade ofwar is ending. A long campaign is now over.
And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you, and you’ve mademe a better president. And with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired thanever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead.
Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual.
You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. Reducing our deficit. Reforming our tax code.Fixing our immigration system. Freeing ourselves from foreign oil. We’ve got more work to do.
But that doesn’t mean your work isdone. The role of citizens in our Democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what can be done for us. It’s aboutwhat can be done by us together through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government. That’s the principle we were founded on.
This country has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us rich. We have the most powerful military in history, but that’s not what makes us strong. Our university, our culture are all the envy of the world, but that’s not what keeps the world coming to our shores.
What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth.
The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great.
I am hopeful tonight because I’ve seen the spirit at work in America. I’ve seen it in the family business whose owners would rather cut their own pay than lay off their neighbors, and in the workers who would rather cut back their hours than see a friend lose a job.
I’ve seen it in the soldiers who reenlist after losing a limb and in those SEALs who charged up the stairs into darkness and danger because they knew there was a buddy behind them watching their back.
I’ve seen it on the shores of New Jersey and New York, where leaders from every party and level of government have swept aside their differences to help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm.
And I saw just the other day, in Mentor, Ohio, where a father told the story of his 8-year-old daughter, whose long battle with leukemia nearly cost their family everything had it not been for health care reform passing just a few months before the insurance company was about to stop paying for her care.
I had an opportunity to not just talk to the father, but meet this incredible daughter of his. And when he spoke to the crowd listening to that father’s story, every parent in that room had tears in their eyes, because we knew that little girl could be our own.
And I know that every American wants her future to be just as bright. That’s who we are. That’s the country I’m so proud to lead asyour president.
And tonight, despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future.
I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormityof the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.
I have always believed that hope isthat stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something betterawaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.
America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like orwhere you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich orpoor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.
I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.
And together with your help and God’s grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.
Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.

How to configure Proxy Server Address, Proxy Port Number, and Access Point Name of your Mobile Phone

How to configure Proxy Server Address , Proxy Port Number , and Access Point Name of your Mobile Phone
China Phone, MyPhone, and Cherry Mobile
Java Settings: Go to MENU, SERVICES,WAP, SETTINGS, choose SIM1, then ACTIVATE. Go to MENU, JAVA, JAVA SETTINGS, make sure to use DEFAULT.
LG KP500 Cookie, GW520, and LG Renior
Proxy and Port: Go to MENU, SETTINGS, CONNECTIVITY, INTERNET PROFILE, ADD PROFILE (choose the settings above), click USE PROXY, choose ON.
Browser Settings: Go to MENU, SETTINGS, BROWSER, SETTINGS, PROFILE< ADD PROFILE (choose the settings above), SAVE, then ACTIVATE.
LG KE970
Motorola Phones
Nokia S40 Phones
Use PROV FILE , then activate it by going to MENU, SETTINGS, CONFIGURATION, and choose the nameof the PROV FILE (make it default).
Nokia S60 and other S60v3 Phones
Nokia S60v3 and other S60v5 Phones:
Nokia E-Series Phones
Samsung Star WiFi and Corby
Application Settings: go to MENU, APPLICATIONS, choose GAMES, MORE, MORE, CONNECTION (choose the settings above).
Samsung SGH E250
Samsung Champ
Samsung G600 and D900
Samsung GT B3410
Sony Ericsson A100 Phones
Java Settings: MENU, SETTINGS, CONNECTIVITY, SETTINGS FOR JAVA, NEW PROFILE (choose the settings above).
Sony Ericsson A200 Phones
Proxy and Port: Go to MENU, SETTINGS, CONNECTIVITY, INTERNET SETTINGS, CONNECT USING (choose the settings above), use PROXY (yes).
Sony Ericsson UIQ Phones
Proxy and Port: Then click DATA ACCOUNT, PROXY, use PROXY SERVER.
Sony Ericsson AINO
Windows Mobile Phones
NOTE: If PROXY PORT NUMBER is missing you can add PORT by adding a colon after the PROXY SERVER ADDRESS. Example:

Friday, 2 November 2012

How 13-yr-old girl miraculously escaped from ritualists

When Emmanuela, 13, a JSS student of Shadoff Secondary school, Igbogbo, set out on that fateful day for her usual Thursdays fellowship and faith clinic service at the church, little did she know thatit was going to be the most horrifying experience of her life as a teenager. But by divine intervention, Emmanuela returned to tell the grueling story of her kidnapp and how she was slated for rituals before God set her free. But other ten passengers could not live to telltheir stories.
According to her, “I entered the bus from Igbogbo around 7pm. I was going to my church for our Thursday vigil. When I entered the bus, I noticed that all the passengers in the bus were sleeping. They were about ten. I felt something was wrong and I quickly told the driver to stop for me that I had forgotten my transport fare at home.
The conductor then said that I should not worry that he would not collect money from me. I insisted I would get down, shouting that I was going to church and I would not be able to come back home evenif he did not collect money from me. But he refused. As we were arguing on that, the conductor immediately brought out a handkerchief and waved it on my face and that was the last thing I remembered.
“I then saw myself at a shrine with other victims. The following day at the shrine, they began to kill others with knife and machete one after the other. Although we were blindfolded, yet, I was able to see a bit of what was going on. They decided Sunday would be my turn when they would conclude their rituals.”
“We were there without food or water, and when it got to my turn onSunday, I was taken to the shrine again along with the remaining two. But I heard one of them saying ‘no, they should return me back to where they picked me. We were three left out of about eleven people.”
But instead of returning me back to where they picked me , they keptme somewhere. The following day which was Monday, they took the three of us back to the shrine. The other two were killed that day, leaving only me. One of them again told the men that they should look for another person to replace me and that they should return meimmediately.
But they refused saying that they cannot return me and that they should manage and use me like that. After the argument, I was laid atthe shrine, at that point, with the little consciousness I had, I was praying, I was weak and could not even move my body. I realised that the killer could not bring his knife on me. The next thing I heard was that ‘take this girl away’.
Again, that was what I saw until I found myself at the Ita Elewa, Ikorodu late at night.”
Emmanuela said: “It was dark, I didn’t know how I got there; I just suddenly discovered I was out of their hands, but I was very weak. There, I saw a man in a suit walking on the street. I approached him and asked him where I was? He told me Ita-Elewa; I begged him to take me to my church because it was very close to the area they dropped me. He obliged me. When I entered the church, I fell and lay by the gate.
“As a member of the drama group, we usually hold drama rehearsals every Tuesdays. So, it was co-incidental that the members of the group were there at that time.
“Somebody who was sent by our leader to check the gate saw me and took me inside, prayed for me and gave me food to eat.
“Throughout my stay there, I was never hungry, until I came out.”
Asked to describe the area where the ritual took place, Emmanuela said what she saw were materials and accessories used by ritualists, such as charms, knives, machetes among others.
She explained that it was an isolated area, adding “there is no living house in the area. I really don’t know the place, but what I saw there were things used by ritualists. I can’t really say whether it was in Ikododu or its outskirts and I can’t determine the time we spent on the road because I didn’t even know how I got there.”
Grandma rejoices
“It was on a Thursday and we use to have our Faith Clinic in the Church. The Drama group which she belongs, had a vigil and she was going to attend that vigil when she left home. Usually, she comes home after the vigil the following morning around 6:30am. But that Friday, I was expecting her to come but she did not come.
I initially thought she slept off in the church. Three hours later, I called the leader, and to my amazement, he said she didn’t come to church. I rushed down to the church to tell them when and how she left home the previous day. The following day, I reported the matterat Ikorodu police station.
I also reported to our Pastor and other Churches in the area for prayers. Throughout this period, I was devastated. I knew something was wrong because I knew she couldn’t stay outside for days without seeing me. I have always trusted her. She has grown to know me very well, she has been with me since she was born.
I know what she is capable of doing. She finds it difficult to stay outside our home even when I traveled out of town. So, I knew something terrible was about to happen to her. I told people she musthave been kidnapped or held somewhere. So, I engaged pastors to help me in prayers. But the revelation from all angles was that she was alive and will return.
My son went to Ajegunle to see a man-of-God and we were assured she would come back. He was even told to mention the day we wanther to return. My brother said tomorrow being Tuesday, and the man-of-God said she will come back either Monday or Tuesday. I vacated my house at Igbogbo to my sister’s house at Sabo to keep in touch with people who assist me in prayers.
At about 11pm, my phone rang and I was told she was brought to thechurch late Tuesday around 11pm. I could not go immediately because it was late as there was no vehicle on the road, but then, I couldn’t sleep.
You know in this kind of situation, people will say a lot of funny and unpalatable things, some said she went after a boyfriend and other things. She was so weak and atrophied when she returned. I couldn’timagine a girl will stay with a boy for days and look so dirty, weak andemaciated. So, I decided to take her to a hospital for a test. She wastested, and I can tell you that she was not touched, she remains intact.” said Emmauela’s grandma.
The other unknown ten passengers could not live to tell their story, their identities are not known just as their families most probably would still be searching every nook and cranny for their whereabouts.
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Messi Becomes A Father - Sports

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has said he expects Lionel Messi to be available for the home game against Celta Vigo on Saturday despite the attacker havingbeen absent from training on Friday to attend the birth of his first child.
Vilanova confirmed Messi had missed training as the Catalan papers reported that he had accompanied his partner to the private clinic near the Camp Nou where she was to give birth to their son, who is to be named Thiago.
"Messi did not come to training as he had permission to be absent," Vilanova said. "In principle, he will be available tomorrow.
"It is a personal matter, for his family totalk about. If everything is fine, he will play. It is normal for him not to train on such an important day."
Vilanova played for Celta for three seasons in the early 1990s, scoring one goal in 29 games. He said he had enjoyed his time with the Galicians and was looking forward to Saturday's gameagainst their current side, who play in an attractive style under current coach Paco Herrera.
"I have good memories, as in Vigo they treated me well," he said. "I would haveliked to have played more, but I gave everything I could.
"[The current team] try to play good football. We prefer playing against teams who play expansively and attack us. Celta are one of them - better for the spectator."
The coach dismissed recent rumours that Alexis Sanchez or David Villa could leave the club in January, for Tottenhamand Juventus respectively, and said he was happy with Sanchez, signed from Udinese for €37 million in 2011, despite his return of only one goal in 12 appearances this season.
"Nobody will leave in January," he said."We have six attackers who give us different things, and we want to keep them all.
"I am satisfied with Alexis and I do not think he is lacking confidence. If he does not perform as well as he can, that is also my fault. I hope he scores so that people will stop monitoring him so closely."
Barca confirmed that defenders Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol had not yet returned to full training with their team-mates, meaning that one of SergioBusquets, Alex Song or Marc Barta is likely to accompany Javier Mascherano in central defence on Saturday.
Vilanova said, however, that he expected Pique - who has not played since injuring an ankle against Spartak Moscow on September 19 - to be back sooner rather than later.
"Pique has been training a few days at a higher level," he said. "He is improvingeach day. It is a question of days beforehe will be back with us. It is important to have him back. He helps us play the ball out from the back and at set-pieces."

Thursday, 1 November 2012


Here are the tips on how to watch dstv live stations on your mobile phones (SYMBIAN and JAVA)
Get a working access point and check out the highlighted steps below
Here is a working access point for Nigerian network
• MTN default settings
Acess point>
• Etisalat default setting
Access point>etisalat
username>etisalat password>etisalat
• Open your real player,press options
• settings, then click on connectiong/streaming then click proxy and (set as no)
• press back and click on Network select a working access point or any
of mtn/zain/etisalat default settings created above,set it as your
default access point
set the following as follows
• Online time>unlimited
• Lowest udp port>6970
• Highest udp port>32000
then click option and select advanced settings
• GPRS bandwidth>37.5kbps
• EGPRS bandwidth>84.42kbps/89.60kbps.
• N launch your opera/webrowser and visit
select any of your favourite station,then click on connection over GPRS
if you're using gprs enabled phone,also click on connection over Wiffi
if you're using Egprs/Wiffi enabled phone
A text will pop-out asking connection to server needed connects? >yes it will take you automatically to your real player
Goto settings>configuration>persona l configuration setting>Add new>"My streaming" then input this in
• udp port range(i.e minimum-maximum)>6970- 32000
• use prefered acess point>no
• Access point setting>proxy>disable
• bearer settings>access point>select a working acess point or the acess point you've created
then lanuch your opera/web browser and visit
select any station you wish to watch click conection over gprs then a
text will pop-out askin do you want to goto web adress select ''yes''
it will ask you start streaming then your connection will start
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Ref called Mikel monkey — Chelsea

The race-row that has engulfed Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg intensified further on Wednesday as two Chelsea players claimed they heard him call teammate Mikel Obi a ‘monkey’.
It has emerged that the pair of unnamed stars say this is what happened during their match with Manchester United on Sunday — but the official categorically denies making any racist comments.
Clattenburg has been accused of saying to Mikel, ‘Shut up you monkey’ as he booked him for dissent as well as calling Juan Mata a ‘Spanish t***’ in their 3-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Mystery had surrounded what Clattenburg actually said to Mikel – untilthese allegations were made Wednesday morning.
But a source close to the referee told The Sun, “He said nothing of the sort – and he will fight this all the way.
“There is a lot of noise on the pitch and the players could have easily misheard.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s race case against Clattenburg is in serious danger of collapsing completely after it emerged that the club have employed independent lawyers to investigate the claims of their players.
The club are expected to conclude their internal investigation into allegations that the referee racially abused Mikel and swore at Juan Mata.
The external lawyers will then provide Chelsea with legal opinion as towhether their case will be successful. Despite issues over the availableevidence, Chelsea remained robust.
Chelsea will proceed with the case against the referee only if they aresatisfied the claims made by the players after the game will stand up to the FA’s burden of proof.
It means they will need to satisfy an FA commission ‘on the balance ofprobability’, but they also have to negotiate the complexities of the Metropolitan Police’s investigation into the affair.
If the case breaks down, it will reflect badly on Chelsea, who made their claims of inappropriate language against Clattenburg in a strongly worded statement on Sunday, two hours after the final whistle.
Earlier it emerged that the club and Mikel could be charged with misconduct by the FA after the Nigerian had to be restrained from manhandling the referee in his dressing room following the clash.
Clattenburg did not mention the behaviour in the ‘extraordinary incident’ report he filed on Sunday, but he now has to make a detailedstatement to the FA. Clattenburg’s assistants, Michael McDonough andSimon Long, and fourth official Mike Jones have filed reports in which they say they did not hear the Durham official say anything inappropriate.
All four were in the referee’s room when Mikel burst in with Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay and manager Roberto Di Matteo.
Mikel’s aggressive manner, along with the behaviour of other Chelsea officials, raises the possibility of FA action against the club.
Both Mikel and Mata claim they have a witness to Clattenburg’s comments, and PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor, who has assessed both complaints, told Sportsmail the pair have his ‘100 per cent support’

Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo heartened by Man Utd victory

chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo said his team's 5-4 League Cup victory over Manchester United suggested they would have done the same three days ago if it hadn't been for refereeing decisions.
The nine-man Blues lost 3-2 to United on Sunday, with Javier Hernandez's winner coming from an offside position.
"It's not been the easiest few days we have had," Di Matteo told BBC Sport.
"We wanted to show tonight that Sunday's game was really heavily influenced by the officials."
The Chelsea manager added: "Sunday's defeat was a really strange one because I don't think we would have lost if the official didn't make those mistakes."
Di Matteo was furious with referee Mark Clattenburg on Sunday after he booked Fernando Torres for diving, leading to the Spanish striker's dismissal.
Clattenburg has since been accused of allegedly using "inappropriate language" towards Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.
But Di Matteo had only one complaint with the referee in this Capital One Cup tie - Lee Mason waved away a Juan Mata penalty claim.
Other than that, the official handled the game in a distinguished manner despite several big decisions.
He rightly awarded three penalties in a thrilling contest and his assistant correctly judged Gary Cahill's header to have crossed the line.
Mason also calmly and decisively broke up a scuffle between Oscar and Nani, awarding yellow cards to both players.
Chelsea, who now face Leeds in the quarter-finals, twice came from behind with David Luiz scoring from the spot either side of goals from Ryan Giggs and Javier Hernandez.
Cahill made it 2-2 and it looked like Nani's finish would win it before Eden Hazard's injury-time penalty took the game to extra-time. Daniel Sturridge and Ramires then made it 5-3 with Ryan Giggs adding another spot kick in added time.
"We deservedly won the game," Di Matteo added. "We had so many chances and we had to come back so many times as well and we showed great character to do so.
"We are trying to play differently but we all like to win as well. We are playing very well and sometimes you make a step back to do one forwards.
"It was a typical cup game because of all the young players in the team, and we had to chase the game. It was a bit more open than usual."
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said his team let slip a great chance to progress and admitted they paid for fielding a young back line.
Centre-back Scott Wootton, 21, was culpable for Hazard's injury-time penalty to make it 3-3, when he bundled over Ramires, and the youngster also misjudged a header in extra-time leading to Sturridge's strike.
"We have done fantastically well and I think we have thrown the game away really," Ferguson told BBC Sport. "With the game finished, we had possession of the ball around about the corner flag and Nani decides to beat a player and we've lost a penalty kick.
"We didn't deserve it but in extra-time I think they found it too much in terms of the young players.
"You can always play young forwards because they don't cost you the game but young centre-backs have to be really top drawer at this level of football and they were just too young.
"Wootton is 21 years of age, Michael Keane is 19 years of age, obviously they will learn. It's a sore lesson from them in that respect - getting knocked out of the cup.
Ferguson added: "We have good options in attack, but obviously losing five goals in a game of football, then you have to worried about that."

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

peter Tosh didn’t fight against Jamaican govt – Son

he youngest son of Jamaican reggae legend, Winston Hubert McIntosh, AKA Peter Tosh, Jawara McIntosh, chatted with Vanguard Newspapers on his musical career and an insight of theTosh’s family including the mysteries surrounding his father’s death.
What is your position in Peter Tosh’s family?
My father had 10 children, five boys and five girls, I am the 9th and my younger sister is his last.
Your father is known for militant and revolutionary songs, are you taking after him?
Yes. How many singles or albums have you released since you startedmusic?
I have only officially released “get up stand up” which is a single…as we have been working on building up the capital and putting a team together so that the music can be properly promoted and marketed. Otherwise the music falls on deft ears.
Are your songs accepted in Jamaica?
Yeah, Jamaica loves that I incorporate hip-hop in my songs as well keeping the tradition of my father alive by also performing his songs. I have been told many times, that when they see me they see my father!
Are all your siblings into music?
Yes, but only myself and my elder brother Andrew do it professionally.
I will also be collaborating with Andrew on the Album “Death to the Shistem”
Recently, your father was given a posthumous award of the Order of Merit from the Jamaican government he fought againstwhy he was alive, is that not a betrayal from the family to receive such award on his behalf?
Peter did not fight against the Jamaican Government, he fought against injustice all over the world. For him to be honoured with the Order of Merit by the Jamaican Government is simply testament to his Great Works. So is this betrayal, absolutely not!
What was the relationship between Bob Marley and Peter Tosh before Marley’s death?
Don’t know. I was too young, Marley died when I was a year old.
Lastly, tell us the where about of Dennis Lepo Lobban, the killer of your father and other circumstances surrounding his death?
Dennis Leppo Lobban is in prison in Jamaica, sentenced to life. To this day, he denies killing my Father, although there are witnesses that survived the atrocity. My father was a true Soldierfor Jah Rastafari and he gave his life for what he believed and I am here to see his words fulfilled. The Blood of the saints cry outunto JAH for vengeance and the Lord will soon have his Fill. Just a little while and the wicked shall be no more!

Lagos to prosecute vandals of govt properties,BRT buses

The Lagos State Government says it will prosecute all persons who were allegedly involved in the vandalism of some ofits properties during the Oct. 24 protest by commercial motorcycle operators.
Mr Ade Ipaye, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, made this known on Wednesday in an interview in Lagos.
Ipaye said some BRT buses and other government assets were vandalised by some of the commercial motorcycle operators, whowere protesting their being restricted from plying 475 roads in the state.
“I cannot tell you the number, I was just getting the reports that arrests were made, some have already been taken to court.
“But I can assure you that we are determined to ensure that those people face proper legal procedure that should follow such a very, very criminal vandalism of public assets”.
He said it was wrong for the protesters to take the law into their hands to express their grievances against a government policy.
The attorney general debunked the allegations that the police and other law enforcement agencies were arbitrarily arresting commercial motorcyclists who were plying side streets.
Ipaye said a list of the prohibited areas was compiled by the government before the law came into effect, stressing that the agencies were working with that directive.
“The issue whether you are where you should be or not, must bedetermined by reference to the list.
“And when you are in doubt, you should consult that list. It has been variously publicised, printed by the ministry of information.
“When you are in doubt and you are an operator, in fact, I expect all the unions in that industry to have that list and to circulate it among their members,” the attorney general said.
Ipaye also faulted those criticising the policy on the basis that thegovernment had failed to provide an alternative means of livelihood for the commercial motorcycle operators before implementing the restriction.
He said their operations were only being restricted on 475 roads out of over 9,000 roads, adding also that there were other available employment opportunities in Lagos State.
“If we all don’t respect the laws and we do whatever we can in the name of trying to feed our families, if we take it that for survival you can do anything, then we will not have a civilised society.
“There are various job opportunities out there already existing orbeing created. Government is spending billions on infrastructure development, people are engaged there.
“So, to say that you must keep what is not desirable or has beendetermined to be not desirable for us, just to keep some people in employment, I think it’s a logic I cannot understand”.
The attorney general advised the various commercial motorcycle operator unions to caution their members, and desist from further vandalism of government’s property.
He noted that the commercial motorcyclists’ suit against the government over the restriction was already being heard by a court of competent jurisdiction, which would soon deliver its judgement. (NAN)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Osita (Paw Paw) lands N11.2 m endorsement deal

n the days to come, almost every picture of popular Nollywood actor Osita Iheme aka Paw Paw should capture him beaming the broadest of smiles following his new endorsement deal with a South African TV company worth N11.2 million.
Osita became the new face of South Africa entertainment TV station VUZU TV after signing the $70, 000 (N11.2 million ) contract.
We are told Paw Paw as he is fondly called sailed through the selection process quite easily as he is a big name in South Africa.
Osita is yet to make this deal officially public but we have learnt the actor was in South Africa recently to finalise the contract and shoot campaign commercials. The deal will run initially for six months.

May D dares PSquare? performs Chop my money at Felabration

May D may or may not know what he has done; but the tides are already heating up and soon, theremay be just another messy war between him and Square records barely two months after he was dropped by the label.
At Felabration 2012 held recently atthe New Afrika Shrine, Akinmayokun May D Awodumila was one of the selected artistes to perform and indeed he performed.
P Square and May D in good times
May D threw caution to the wind and stormed the stage with P Square’s Do as I do which featuredTiwa Savage and himself.
He didn’t stop there as he went quickly into his award winning single Soundtrack before diving headlong into Chop my Money. MayD wrapped up his act with his hit single Ile Ijo.
In all of P Square’s songs performed on this night, May D didn’t stick to his lines, rather, he took the entire songs from start from finish.
The crowd, however, didn’t seem to notice or perhaps were not bothered as they hollered and danced away the entire time.
Square Records boss Jude Engees Okoye had in a statement issued inAugust this year, announced that the label was severing ties with May D due to irreconcilable differences. A month later, May D launched own label Confam Entertainment.
His single Soundtrack fetched him the ‘Best R&B Single’ award at The Headies this year.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Oshiomhole faults Rights Commission on death warrants

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has faulted the claim by National Human Rights Commission that he had signed the death warrants of two convicts, Callistus Eke and Olu Fatogun, saying the commission got its facts wrong before making statements to the international community.
The governor, who was reacting to a petition by the Executive Secretary of the Commission and other human rights bodies, said: “Incidentally, the state government has actually not just granted Calistus Eke pardon but has released him from prison. We have done much more than the people are asking us to do. So, they got their facts wrong. Secondly, the human rights commission was wrong to assume that Fatogun was to be executed.
“Olu Fatogun’s case was reviewed by the Advisory Council on thePrerogative of Mercy and they recommended that his death sentence be affirmed and carried out, but I refused the prayers. I ordered that the death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment. Again, the Human Rights Commission is wrong to say that I have authorised his execution.”

SSS quizzes Zannah over alleged Boko Haram links

Senator Khlaifa Ahmad Zannah was, Monday, quizzed for over six hours by operatives of the State Security Service, SSS, over his alleged links with the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
Zannah, who represents Borno Central in the upper legislative chambers, was summoned by the SSS Director General, Mr. Ita Ekpenyong, to appear before it, yesterday, to answer questions on what he knows about his nephew, Shuaibu Bama.
Men of the Joint Task Force, JTF, had reportedly arrested the said Bama, whom they said had been on their wanted list for some time in a house believed to be that of the embattled lawmaker and decided to go after him as well.
A source at the SSS headquarters confirmed to Vanguard that theSenator turned in himself as directed by the leadership of the security agency.
The source, who did not want to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said he was not sure whetherZannah would be released.
As at 8 p.m. when our correspondent spoke with the source, Zannah was still being held.
The source said: “The man (Zannah has been with us since 2 p.m. and I do not think he will be allowed to go. We need a lot ofinformation from him given his close relationship with the wantedman, Bama, who happens to be his nephew.”
It was not possible to get information from the SSS Deputy Director of Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar, as she neither picked her calls nor responded to text messages sent to her phones.
But before turning in himself to the SSS, Zannah had told journalists that he knew that his nephew, Shuaibu Bama, arrested by the Joint Task Force for allegedly being one of the commanders of the Boko Haram Islamic sect was of a “bad character” and a “drug addict.”
The lawmaker, who blamed the “mixing of politics with security” for the escalating menace of Boko Haram insurgency in the area,also accused the former governor of the state Ali Modu Sheriff ofcolluding with the JTF to tarnish his image for political gain.
Zannah said: “I was never told or contacted by anybody that they were looking for Bama. I saw him about six months ago. “He lives around that area although for the past four months, I have not gone home.
I went for an operation outside the country. “I never knew him (Bama) to be a member of Boko Haram. But I know him to be ofa bad character and a drug addict.”

Navy arrests ship laden with arms, ammunition

The Nigerian Navy, NN, has arrested a ship flying a Dutch flag, loaded with arms and ammunition. Also arrested were the 15 foreign crew members.
The merchant vessel, Myre Seadiver Aviatu, marked E5U2529, was arrested, weekend, during a patrol of the waterways by personnel of the Western Naval Command.
The merchant vessel which is currently anchored at the Nigerian Navy Beecroft Habour, Apapa, as gathered, left Cook Island in the South Pacific and arrived the nation’s water at about 10.30 a.m.
The destination of the ship could, however, not be ascertained asthe Navy said investigation was still on.
Confirming the arrest, yesterday, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ameen Ikioda, said there were assorted AK 47 riffles and Benelli MRI 20 barrel riffles. 14 AK 47 riffles, 20 barrel riffles and 8,598 ammunition, according to him, were recovered inside the ship, adding that majority of the crew members were Russians.
Ikioda said: “The vessel was arrested by NN patrol boats at the Lagos Roadstead on suspicion of carrying arms and ammunition on board.
“In pursuant of part of our activities in Lagos which is to ensure we create a conducive maritime environment, anytime we see anything trying to infringe that part of our effort, we arrest it. That is what led to the arrest of this ship.”
Preliminary investigation, according to him, showed that the shipcame in without due certification, noting: ”Secondly, the ship also had weapons which is an infringement on the country’s law.”
Information gathered from the ship’s website revealed that it was built in 1965 and that its operation had been suspended following the arrest.