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|Politics / Why It’s Difficult To Stop Arms Smuggling — CG Customs by Ofunaofu: 2:58pm On Mar 04|
The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Ahmadu Ali, Thursday told the House of Representatives that the agency was yet to contain the smuggling of arms into the country, because the smugglers are protected by members of border communities.
The CG made the revelation in Abuja, at a budget 2020/2021 defence and consideration, organised by the House committee on Customs. “Our biggest problem with stopping arms smuggling, is that border communities gang up against us, kill us and burn our vehicles. “They gang up to fight us, because they think the bandits(who smuggle arms), are more important to their lives than us. We need other agencies and communities to help us. “Until that is done, customs is willing to do what it can, to stop that”, he said.
He added that “there is no nation that has been able to stop arms smuggling. I understand there are complaints that how can Customs not stop this. “But we cannot effectively Police borders. We can only make efforts through the third tier, to curtail smuggling.” Vanguard News Nigeria
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/03/why-its-difficult-to-stop-arms-smuggling-cg-customs/
|Crime / My Boyfriend Sold My Jeep, Withdrew All My Money In The Bank, Woman Tells Court by Ofunaofu: 2:26pm On Mar 04|
A businesswoman, Emem Bassey, on Wednesday told a Chief Magistrates Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, that her boyfriend, Onokevbagbe Enikioye, allegedly sold her Lexus Jeep worth N2.3 million without her consent. The police charged Enikioye and Sunday Akachukwu with six counts of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, theft, criminal intimidation, cheating and criminal force and assault.
The offence, the police said contravened the provisions of sections 97, 312, 287, 397, 332 and 265 of the Penal Code. Bassey, led in evidence by the Prosecution Counsel, Dabo Yakubu, told the court that Enikioye sold the car to Akachukwu. ”I met the first defendant on April 4, 2020 and we started a relationship and out of sincere love and care. ”He went out with my Lexus 330RX jeep on April 4, 2020 and did not return home with it.
I asked him about the car and he told me that he parked it in his family house because the engine was faulty. ”On April 9, 2020, I gave him N20,000 to fix the car but he came back with another story,” she said. She said that when she challenged him, he beats her up. ”I begged him to return my car. He threatened my life. He traveled to Benin Republic and Ghana.
I followed him and while in a hotel in Accra, I asked him again about the car, he begged me to forgive him. ”He told me that he had sold my car. Upon our return to Nigeria from Ghana, we stayed in a hotel.
He stole my ATM and withdrew all the money in my account. ”He abandoned me in the hotel,” she alleged. She alleged that after many efforts to see him failed, she reported the matter at the Kuje police station. After listening to the testimony, Chief Magistrate, Aliyu Shafa, adjourned the case until March 5, for continuation of hearing and cross examination. Vanguard News Nigeria
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/03/my-boyfriend-sold-my-jeep-withdrew-all-my-money-in-the-bank-woman-tells-court/
|Politics / Re: Imo House Of Assembly Impeaches Majority Leader Uche Ogbuagu by Ofunaofu: 1:14pm On Mar 04|
Bad Condition.... volume 10
|Politics / Re: No More Congratulatory Messages For Bawa - EFCC Warns by Ofunaofu: 9:02pm On Mar 02|
|Family / Re: Cheap 1kva Century Stabilizer For Sale by Ofunaofu: 11:50am On Mar 01|
|Family / Re: Cheap 1kva Century Stabilizer For Sale by Ofunaofu: 11:37am On Mar 01|
|Family / Re: Cheap 1kva Century Stabilizer For Sale by Ofunaofu: 11:38pm On Feb 27|
|Politics / Re: ‘Young Professionals’ Donate N10m For Tinubu 2023 Presidency by Ofunaofu: 12:49pm On Feb 27|
|Romance / Re: Prostitutes Go Wild In Ondo, Beat Up Customer And Injure A Peacemaker (Photo) by Ofunaofu: 4:09pm On Feb 26|
spartanian:walihi! wahala be like bycicle
|Family / Re: My Mom’s Market List 1984: See How Far Nigeria Has Gone (Photo) by Ofunaofu: 3:09pm On Feb 26|
just few months after Buhari overthrew a democratically elected government
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|Politics / Re: Rivers CP Disbands 'Eagle Crack Squad' After Operatives Extorted Undergraduate by Ofunaofu: 3:03pm On Feb 26|
what happens to the officers involve
|Romance / Re: I Am Ready To Go To Prison by Ofunaofu: 6:44am On Feb 21|
'child of doom' why chose the moniker
|Romance / Re: Concern In Gombe Over Scarcity Of Husbands For Single Women by Ofunaofu: 6:26am On Feb 21|
sweetonugbu:Ezi nwanyi dikwa uko
|Politics / Re: Throwback Video Of Lateef Jakande On Queue To Cast His Vote In July 1979 by Ofunaofu: 5:53am On Feb 21|
a governorship candidate about to cast his vote and there are no PA's, SSA's, DSS, Police, Army, supporters, party chieftains, party leaders, thugs, hoodlums, ballot box snatchers etc
Nigeria of yesteryears
How did we get here
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|Politics / Re: Tonye Cole Returns To School At NIPSS (Photos) by Ofunaofu: 11:46am On Feb 20|
I would like to be your room mate
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Prince Harry, Meghan Announce Final Split With British Royalty by Ofunaofu: 6:25am On Feb 20|
please where are those ''the future is female'' chanters
they could be right
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|Politics / Re: Obasanjo Has No Consequence, Tinubu Fires Shot At Obasanjo. by Ofunaofu: 7:50pm On Feb 16|
|Politics / Re: Police arrest Mr Macaroni at Lekki tollgate by Ofunaofu: 10:14am On Feb 13|
It looks like this has become a strategy to japa from this country; be part of the protest or lead a protest, get arrested. Look victimised, seek asylum. Then japa
|Family / Re: Just For 60K ( URGENT SALES ) by Ofunaofu: 4:39pm On Feb 09|
I will need only the stabilizer, what is the capacity
|Fashion / Re: Woman Shows Dress Her Husband Ordered For Her And What She Got (Photos) by Ofunaofu: 11:37am On Feb 09|
Babariga gone wrong
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|Politics / Re: Igbo Agitation For Presidency: Where Are The Serious Contenders? by Ofunaofu: 6:50am On Feb 08|
This is just an Igbo bashing thread.
|Politics / Re: Nigerians Remember PDP 16 Years In Power. by Ofunaofu: 6:12am On Feb 08|
|Celebrities / Re: Davido's Chioma And Their Son, Ifeanyi In New Pictures by Ofunaofu: 8:44am On Feb 07|
Is this still the "Assurance" Chioma or another.
Taking care of Ifeanyi must have taken a huge toll on her
|Politics / The Priest And The President By Femi Adesina by Ofunaofu: 2:19pm On Feb 05|
Let’s go back in time to May 2004, when the lands of Yelwa-Shendam, in Plateau State, had turned crimson. Primitive fury and hatred were unleashed, leading to internecine bloodbath.
Hundreds and hundreds of people were killed along religious lines. It eventually led to Governor Joshua Dariye being removed, as a state of emergency was declared, and a retired Army General appointed sole administrator.
While the place was turned into killing fields, the then President Olusegun MATTHEW Obasanjo (emphasis on that middle name) visited, and met with the different stakeholders.
During the dialogue session, the then Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Plateau State asked a question the President found offensive. And the Owu man, a retired Army General, flew off the handle. He let out this fusillade:
“What role have you played to bring about peace as CAN Chairman in Plateau State? CAN, my foot! What kind of CAN Chairman are you? Did your own Christianity teach you about revenge? You are an idiot. A total idiot. And I have no apologies for that.”
Pin-drop silence. Strange things do happen in Nigeria. But it had never been seen like that. For a father of the country to publicly excoriate a religious leader? For a Matthew to call a preacher an idiot, “a total idiot?” It was sacrilege walking on two legs.
And again, for a President, who laid claim to being a born again Christian, to denigrate the association of his own faith? “CAN, my foot!” It was the height of it.
Of course, Obasanjo was President! Big shot. But many things were wrong with his conduct and the cavalier treatment he gave to a priest, a man of God. The Holy Bible makes certain things clear about our spiritual leaders:
‘Obey your leaders and submit to them. For they watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this will be unprofitable for you.” Hebrews 13:17.
Again, we are charged: “But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord, and give you instruction.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 12. In fact, the next verse directly tells us to “esteem them very highly in love because of their work.”
So, for a Matthew to call a priest an idiot, “a total idiot?” Not acceptable by any stretch of the imagination. It was a bad example for all believers.
Well, the saga ran for a while. The man in question, Rev Yakubu Pam, said security agencies summoned and asked him to apologize to the President for the public spat. Insult on injury! The two men continued with their public lives. Obasanjo finished in office, and went on to take a degree in Theology. I’m sure he now knows better about those the Holy Bible says “speak evil of dignities” (2 Peter 2:10), and the consequences. I believe he has privately repented.
Rev Pam finished his term as CAN Chairman in Plateau State. He went on to become Chairman of CAN in all North Central states from 2008 till 2015, and then, Chairman CAN in the 19 Northern states and Abuja, till July 4, last year, when he was named Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), the regulatory body for Christian pilgrimage in the country.
A tale of the priest and two Presidents. Publicly flagellated by one, a Matthew, and now, honored by the other, a Muhammadu. What Rev Pam didn’t get from a Christian, he got from a Fulani man from Daura, a Muslim. Is there any lesson we can learn from this? Think about it.
A couple of weeks back, precisely on January 14, 2021, Rev Pam was at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, leading an NCPC team on a courtesy visit to the President. An idiot, “a total idiot” was at the seat of power, being treated with the dignity he deserved, by a man of a different faith. Holy Moses!
Rev Pam delivered a speech at the event, under the title, In Peace We Blossom. He recounted how he had been campaigning on the need for peace round the country in places like Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states, among others. He has met with church leaders also in Southeast and South-south zones, as well as youth groups. He submitted: “I humbly appreciate Mr President’s vision on peace building and deeply grateful for the confidence reposed on me in this respect.”
Rev Pam is obviously a man of peace. That was why “when he was reviled, he reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.” (1 Peter 2:23). How many of us would be called an idiot, “a total idiot” publicly, and would not talk back? How many of our modern day preachers, who arrogate all sorts of powers and authorities to themselves, would not have cursed Obasanjo publicly, asking him to apologize or be killed by God within seven days? (You know, some of these modern preachers speak as if God was their personal property, who they can command and order around).
I tell you, this Rev Pam, from Gyel, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State is a reconciliator, a peace advocate, and that is why God has lifted him up today. And not through a Matthew, but a Muhammadu, one against whom all lies under the sun have been told: he’s a religious bigot. A herdsman. A nepotist. Jihadist. Everything. May God forgive those who condemn the person they don’t know, and have refused to know.
President Buhari personally congratulated Rev Pam on his appointment as NCPC boss. He encouraged him to continue with his peace building efforts across the country, stressing that no enduring development could be possible without peace.
It was a day one was very glad to witness. A pauper can become a king. An idiot, “a total idiot,” can become a man of honour. It is God that does it. Don’t you think?
*Adesina is Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity
Vanguard News Nigeria
|Politics / Re: NEWSBreaking: Sunday Igboho Arrives Ogun State (Photos) by Ofunaofu: 9:14pm On Feb 01|
Sunday igboho got a bullet proof vest I guess, what about his head
|Romance / Re: The Deeper Life Lady I Want To Marry Doesn't Want To Know My Place by Ofunaofu: 7:43pm On Jan 23|
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|Politics / Re: Reflections From A Wreath Laying Ceremony- By Femi Adesina by Ofunaofu: 6:24am On Jan 23|
|Politics / Re: Atiku Bursted Lying On George Bernard Shaw On Twitter by Ofunaofu: 12:00pm On Jan 22|
|Politics / Re: We Don't Need Biafra, New Ohanaeze President General, Obiozor, Tells Nnamdi Kanu by Ofunaofu: 8:54pm On Jan 20|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: President Joe Biden's Inaugural Speech As 46th American President by Ofunaofu: 7:50pm On Jan 20|
A new Sheriff is in town
|Politics / Re: Let Power Rotate To South Or North East It I'll Unite Us Better In '23- North Yo by Ofunaofu: 7:18pm On Jan 20|
when they are talking about the South, they lump the whole South together forgetting that we have south east, south south and south west. talking about the north, they become specific
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Biden Appoints Transgender by Ofunaofu: 3:06pm On Jan 19|
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