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May 28, 2018

Ozubulu Church Massacre: Police traces key suspects to South Africa

Widows protest threats to witnesses

  … As widows protest threats to witnesses Men of the Nigerian Police Force have trailed some suspects of the August 6, 2017 killings at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, to South Africa, Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar has said. Umar stated this on Wednesday when some Ozubulu widows carried a protest to his office at Amawbia, Anambra State. He assured the people of Ozubulu that those involved in the killings must be punished. He said the Federal Government, in conjunction with the Police, was working in tandem with the South African government in making…

Lessons from South Africa

Erecting Statues for Jacob Zuma And Elen Johnson

  Were the disgraced South African President, Jacob Zuma,  Nigerian, he would not resign or leave Aso Rock. Never! Nigerians don’t resign from political office because once they find themselves there; the office becomes their birth right.  So if it were a ‘Nigerian Zuma’, he and his supporters would throw up all sorts of mundane excuses to remain in office. Failing to have their way, they would play the religious and ethnic card, stirring up fear and violence in the country. Also, if Zuma were a state Governor and facing imminent disgrace or Vote of no confidence, he and his…

Ozubulu Church Massacre: Police Unveil Masterminds

They can run but not hide! Those who wasted innocent lives during a Sunday Mass, at the St Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, will surely pay for their crime. The police have assured that they have not closed the case on the bloody massacre, which occurred on Sunday August 6, 2017.  They said two sons of Anambra State serving prison terms for murder in South Africa are connected with the crime. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, said police have identified one Prince Charles Obi, aka Gozila and…

XENOPHOBIA: Lessons for Nigeria as South Africa attacks again

Xenophobia: There is no better way to express it than to say: It is sad, so sad, that the former Big Brother is now an unwanted guest. Nigeria has clearly become a personae non gratae in Some African countries however the South African Government tries to explain it away. South Africans do not like Nigerians and would rather not have them in their country. When Nigerians are not being ridiculed in South African films, they are physically attacked in down town Johannesburg or other cities and their businesses destroyed. Call it Xenophobia or whatever you like. Nigerians and the Federal…

Why South Africans attack Nigerians, other nationals – Envoy

The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Lulu Mnguni, says the root cause of attacks by citizens of his country on Nigerians and other nationals was the believe that their means of livelihood was under threat. The envoy spoke in reaction to fresh xenophobic violence in South Africa. Recall that President Jacob Zuma has condemned the attacks, warning that he would not condone the situation. Mnguni, who said the solution to the crisis was being mapped out, assured that his country does not hate other nationals. His words: “The root cause can be viewed more as social challenges that…

Militants give South African firms 31-day ultimatum to close shop over Xenophobia

Niger Delta militants have given a month deadline to the Federal Government to shut down all South African-owned companies in the country or there would be unprecedented attacks on the firms and their nationals. The threat was made by members of Niger Delta Watchdogs (NDW), Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV) and Niger Delta Strike Force (NDSF), yesterday. The militants’ threat came after Nigerians were subjected to xenophobic attacks in South Africa, which have led to destruction of property owned by Nigerians. In a letter addressed to the South African Embassy, in Abuja, signed by leaders of the three militant groups, General John…

Pastor dies after fasting for 30 days

A pastor from South Africa Alfred Ndlovu has died of malnutrition after going without food for 30 days when he tried to emulate Jesus Christ and fast for 40 days and 40 nights. Alfred Ndlovu, 44  left home on 17 June and headed into the bush to conduct prayers, redirecting his attention to God, away from things of the earth. He was known by his family and community at large as a very spiritual person whose faith could move mountains and his death has puzzled those close to him and church members One close relative said: He was a very…

Religious disarmament and the deluge of evil

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  The world we live in is changing at alarming speed and we are all frightened and breathless trying to catch up with the trends. In South Africa, Adultery has been legalized, farther in Asia, Japan has decreed that Adultery is legal if it is done in furtherance of a business interest whilst in Germany, Incest has become legalized and siblings can now have sex and children together. In America, gay marriage has been legalized; meaning that same sex can live together as husbands and wives in a legal union recognized by the state. What is clear under these circumstances,…

I wish I were younger – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday night, expressed regrets at not becoming Nigeria’s leader again at a younger age, noting that there is a limit to what he can accomplish now at 72. That notwithstanding, he vowed that his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would do its best to kill corruption in Nigeria, secure the nation and provide jobs for the teaming youths. Addressing members of the Nigerian community in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he attended the 25th Summit of the African Union (AU), he recalled his past public service years as Military Governor, Petroleum Minister and Military Head of…

Xenophobia: What South Africans must not forget

  The attention of the International Community has been drawn to the recent attacks and killings of foreigners in South Africa.  This situation is as a result of xenophobia.  It is the unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be strange or foreign.  It is a deep-rooted and irrational hatred towards foreigners.  It involves a fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity. The issue of xenophobia is not really new in South Africa.  In fact, prior to 1994 immigrants from different parts of the world faced…

“Prophet” Arrested With Hard Drugs

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended the resident pastor of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim at Agodo-Egbe, Ikotun Lagos, over unlawful attempt to export of 174 kilogrammes of narcotic drugs to South Africa, the agency said on Monday. NDLEA said the suspect, Prophet Michael Raji was arrested following the interception of the drug at the cargo section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) during pre-shipment examination. “Preliminary investigation has indicated that the 60 year old suspect Michael Raji is a suspected top member of a drug syndicate operating in Nigeria, Ghana…

Nigeria: U.S.$9.3 Million Arms Deal – Panel Clears Oritsejafor, Dokubo Asari

A high powered special team put together to unravel the mystery behind alleged involvement of President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ayo Oritsejafor and Alhaji Mujahideen Asari Dokubo in the botched $9.3 million arms deal in South Africa has cleared both men of any complicity in the matter. A private aircraft belonging to Oritsejafor last month conveyed some unnamed persons and the cash to South Africa ostensibly to purchase arms from the black market to help bolster Nigeria’s fight against terrorists in parts of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. This led to widespread speculations in the media and sentiments…

Pope Reflects on Holy Land Visit at General Audience

– Journey Meant to Renew Commitment to Christian Unity, Encourage Peace Efforts Dear Brothers and Sisters: My apostolic journey to the Holy Land in these days was a great grace for me and for the whole Church.  It commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the meeting of Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, which marked a milestone along the path to Christian unity.  Patriarch Bartholomaios and I prayed together as brothers before the tomb of the Risen Lord and we renewed our commitment to work for full communion between the Churches.  My journey was also meant to encourage the efforts of…

Super Eagles benched Bafana Bafana by 3 goals to 1

The South African Football Team Bafana Bafana were on Sunday 19th January, eliminated from the 2014 CHAN tournament when they were convincingly beaten 3-1 by a well-oiled Super Eagles side missing most of its superstars that won the Africa Cup of Nations last year. In a match in which Bafana needed only a draw at Cape Town Stadium to progress to the quarter-finals, the home side again contrived to disappoint its myriad of supporters with a below par performance. By the end of 90 minutes, Gordon Igesund’s charges were thoroughly outplayed and relieved to hear the referee’s final whistle which…

The hypocrisy of over adulating great men

The recent deaths of Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Solomon Lar of Nigeria opened a floodgate of over adulation of the two great men by people who are the direct opposites of Mandela and Lar. From admirable President Obama of the United State to the worst selfish and corrupt leaders in Nigeria, torrents of halleluiah of Mandela and Lar rent the air waves and print media. It was quite nauseating to listen and read the sycophantic outpouring from most unpatriotic selfish and corrupt leaders shouting loudest about the qualities which set Mandela and Lar apart from their compeers. They…

Nigeria not disgraced at Mandela’s burial – Viola Onwuliri

– Asks Rochas to give account of LG Allocations The Hon. Minister of State 1, for Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri has dismissed the impression in certain quarters that Nigeria was not properly recognized at the burial of late Nelson Mandela of South Africa, in December. Answering during an interactive session with journalists in Owerri, December 30, Prof. Onwuliri said Nigeria was well received at the burial.  She said the fact that President Jonathan did not speak at the occasion did not amount to disgrace. Prof. Onwuliri explained that certain leaders were selected to talk on behalf of their continents…

Mandela and African Hypocrites (2)

In the lecture, Dr. Aggrey said that God created whites and blacks to work together on equal terms to develop the world. But he lamented that black people were not playing their role well because of lack of education. He emphasized the point that Africans must be educated to be in a position to play their part effectively. He likened the roles of the black and white people to the black and white keys of the piano. He said that if you played the white keys of the piano alone, you would only hear some sort of melody adding that…

‘Why Mandela was Angry with Nigeria’

“It is better to help a friend pay his fine, than tell a lie to help him cover a crime.” – Nigerian proverb. It was literally a life-long ambition, and I used every opportunity to meet the old man in person. I was finally in a position to press buttons and call old friends to render favors, and in early 2007 I succeeded. I was told I could see Mandela for only 30 minutes at his home, but I needed to get there one hour earlier. Colleagues I had leaned on were skeptical that I would see him despite the…

Mandela and African Hypocrites

Since after the death of Nelson Mandela, African politicians have continued to fall over one another in singing the praise of the foremost world acknowledged political icon and nationalist. But African politicians are most unqualified to sing his praise because they do not believe in him or his principles. In my opinion, the only African politician who is qualified to sing the praise of Mandela is the one that does not believe in what I once called DOBIRITISM. In other words, only non-dobiritists need join the rest of meaningful world leaders to sing the praise of Mandela. It may be…

Good Bye Madiba!

In what has been billed as one of the largest gatherings of global leaders in recent history, over 91 heads of state gathered with huge crowd to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela during a national memorial service held at the FNB Stadium Johannesburg last Tuesday. Manela is being buried today, Sunday December 15, 2013.