READ: The soft side of President Buhari

TVC E. They were called the unsmiling duo. In his first incarnation as Nigerian leader, the then Major General Muhammadu Buhari was paired with another top brass military officer, Babatunde Idiagbon, who was the number two man. Smile was alien to their lips, laughter a total stranger. They had a job to do, which was to rid the country of corruption, crime and indiscipline, and anybody who didn’t fall in line was liable to being dealt with. And summarily too. Laughter was, therefore, a distraction. Buhari was reticent, Idiagbon, taciturn. A fearful and fearsome combination. Do the crime, serve the time was their motto. Manifest indiscipline, even in something as pressing as answering the call of nature, urinate by the roadside, and you can’t tell anybody it was the work and of the Devil. They would tell you the Devil does not pee. Vandalize public utilities? Twenty years in jail. Traffic in...

READ: ‘The following are my performance for the last 1year’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance is in the last one year has been rated and made public for Nigerians to see and draw their own conclusions. A document titled “Factsheet on President Muhammadu Buhari’s 1st year in office” was made available by Femi Adesina, the president’s aide on media and publicity. Below is a full analysis of what Buhari has done in the last 365 days in office. SECURITY •The relocation of the Nigerian Military Command Centre to Maiduguri, since May 2015, contributed to the success in the fight against insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country. •As at February 2016, the total number of persons rescued by the Nigerian troops during the ongoing operations in the North East came to 11,595 •Since December 2015, the well-motivated and rejuvenated Nigerian Military have regained all Nigerian territories previously under Boko Haram control. •Prioritized regional cooperation in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency and violent extremism,...

Victor Olisa to become the new metropolitan police’s strategic Lead for Diversity

TVC E. The Borough Commander at Haringey, Chief Superintendent Victor Olisa, is leaving his post after three years and moving to become the Met’s Strategic Lead for Diversity and Inclusion, as part of a reorganization within the Metropolitan Police. Victor will replace the Met’s senior expert on diversity and inclusion, Denise Milani, who is now moving to concentrate fully on her new role as Director of Business Change. Chief Superintendent Olisa said: "It has been a tremendous three years for me in Haringey, a time that I have enjoyed immensely and during which I have had the good fortune to work with many extraordinary members of the community and partner agencies, and many brilliant officers and staff. We have achieved significant reductions in crime, seen confidence in the police increase and developed strong working relationship with many different communities and partner agencies. I shall miss working here greatly." "It’s a great privilege to be...

UK Daily reports Man is whipped for adultery in Nig., who does that here?

TVC E. It was recently seen on UK Daily Mail that a man was whipped for having sex with another man's wife and they claim it happened in Nigeria. When are where does that happen in Nigeria, could it be they saw it on nollywood? The story reads:  The video which was allegedly shot in Nigeria shows a man being held down and whipped for committing adultery with someone else's wife. He was held down on a bench and whipped with sticks after an angry mob marched him through the village. He got up in protest after four strikes but he was held down by a young man as the executioner continued to rain strokes on him. He made a second break for it when the pain became unbearable but he was lifted back unto the bench and held down as the flogging continued. The punishment is reportedly supposed to serve as a...

PDP crisis: Sheriff, 17 NWC members move to sack Makarfi

TVC E. The sacked National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic party(PDP), Sen. AliModu Sheriff and 17 members of the National Working Committee (NWC) yesterday rushed to the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory seeking the declaration of Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee illegal. They said the caretaker committe’s tenure will end on December 11, 2018 since a former National Chairman of PDP, whose mandate the members inherited, was elected at a Special National Convention on December 10th and 11th, 2014 They also asked the court to set aside the decision of last Saturday’s National Convention of the PDP In an affidavit which Sheriff personally deposed to, the ex-governor, through his counsel, Alex A. Izinyon (SAN), sought an ex-parte order to stop Makarfi from leading a caretaker committee which he alleged was unknown to PDP’s constitution. Makarfi’s Caretaker Committee was caught unawares by the latest application of Sheriff and 17 NWC members. The other plaintiffs...

Diezani N23bn Bribe: ‘We only got N8m as bribe,’ INEC officials tell EFCC

TVC E. The officials revealed during interrogation that only N8m was given to the officials in the 11 local government. Some of the indicted officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, who are currently with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged bribe to rig election, have said they only got N8m. According to a report by Punch Newspaper, an EFCC detective revealed that following the discovery that the alleged bribe was disbursed by Mohammed Zannah and Yinusa Biri, some of the officials have claimed that they were short-changed by Biri. It was further reported that Biu and Zannah were lodged at Corner Alheri Hotel, opposite NNPC mega station in Gombe and they disbursed the bribe there and the parties agreed to share the bribe per polling unit in each local government. 'Investigations are ongoing but the challenge is that we will have to unravel the discrepancy in the amount collected and...

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