Live footage (CCTV) of latest Bank Robbery-Offa, Kwara state.

Live footage (CCTV) of latest Bank Robbery in Offa, Kwara state.

It is no more news that a deadly attack by armed robbers was carried out in Offa Kwara state Nigeria.The attack led to death of more than 30 people including police officers,bank’s security personnels,offa citizens and passers-by.

This video shows the  Robbers in action in one of the five banks attacked.

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Obasanjo hits Buhari and APC hard again.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again criticised the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, maintaining that the government has failed.

 

The former president said this on Monday when he received members of the New Nigeria group at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

“The first lesson I learnt in my military training is never reinforce failure; what we have now is failure. Never you reinforce failure, let failure be failure,” he said.

Obasanjo had on Tuesday (January 23, 2018) issued a 13-page statement, criticising President Buhari’s performance and calling for a new movement to salvage the country from its challenges.

He had also warned the President against seeking re-election, alleging that the present government has failed in one of the areas it pitched as its ‘key point of action’ when it assumed office – the anti-corruption fight.

 

Incompetent Government?

Addressing members of the New Nigeria group at his residence today, the former president rated the present administration as ineffective.

He said, “The truth is this – when you have an ineffective and incompetent government, we are all victims and don’t let anybody deceive you.

“Those of you who are in business, your business could have been better today if we have a competent and effective and performing government.”

Obasanjo also accused the President of having a “poor understanding” of the dynamics of internal politics.

He warned Nigerians not to get carried away by the recent apology tendered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as well as the reforms of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“This time, for us to make it, we need all hands on deck,” Obasanjo stated. “I have publicly said and I mean it that as a party, neither PDP nor APC can get us there; never mind about reforms and apology and all that,” he said.

Obasanjo further asked the APC to stop giving excuses that it has yet to perform better because it met challenges, noting that the party was aware of the challenges before it wrestled power from the PDP.

He then asked youths in the country to rise up to the challenge of providing the much needed new generation of leadership for the development of Nigeria’s socio-economic and political development.

The former president also asked the younger generation to take the bull by the horn, if they must effectively confront “power addicts” in their resolve to achieve the set goals and objectives of providing an alternative in the political leadership of the country.

He stressed the need for a “strong popular grassroots movement” in Nigeria, saying that’s the way to bring about the change, sustainability and stability the nation needs in its democracy

On the flip said, the former president said, “You cannot take PDP as it is, and APC as it is; but they are not all made of evil people, there are good people. I said PDP is leprous hand, APC is leprous hand, but there are some clean fingers in them.

“So, let’s take those clean fingers in them and graft the clean fingers in our own. That is the way to go and if we go that way, we will get there.

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Nigeria Looters’ list

NIGERIA LOOTERS’ LIST- APC

was not sincere, the list

contains only names of PDP

members.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government has released more names of alleged looters of the nation’s treasury during the administration of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

The new list containing 23 names was released today by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed.

At the press conference where the list was released, I did say it
was a tip of the iceberg. Apparently, this does not mean anything to
people whose style is to comment on issues they barely understand, or
just to shoot down anything coming from the government,” 
he said“ What was the PDP expecting when it challenged the FG to name the
looters of the public treasury under the party’s watch? Did the PDP
actually believe that the massive looting under its watch was a joke?
Did they think it is April Fool?”
 he queried.

“The hysterical and panicky reaction from the PDP has shown that the
party is not at all sincere about its choreographed apology. Were it
not the case, the party would have followed in the footsteps of one of
its leaders, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, who simply owned up to his role in
the party’s rigging in the past elections and said he had turned a new
leaf.

“It is said that a true confession is done in humility with an
attitude of repentance. It is clear that the PDP does not know this,
hence its resort to hubris instead of humility and genuine
penitence,”
 he said.

Read the full statement issued by the federal government regarding PDP members who looted in previous PDP led government.

SECOND BATCH OF ALLEGED LOOTERS AND THE AMOUNT ALLEGEDLY EMBEZZLED

  1. Former NSA Sambo Dasuki: Based on EFCC investigations and findings
    alone (this is beside the ongoing $2.1 billion military equipment
    scandal), a total of N126 billion, over $1.5 billion and 5.5 million
    British Pounds was embezzled through his office. A good number of
    these monies were simply shared to persons and companies without any
    formal contract awards.
  2. Former Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke: In
    just one of the cases the EFCC is investigating involving her, about
    N23 billion is alleged to have been embezzled. She is also involved in
    the Strategic Alliance Contracts of the NNPC, where the firms of Jide
    Omokore and Kola Aluko got oil blocks but never paid government taxes
    and royalty. About $3 billion was involved. The Federal Government is
    charging Omokore and Aluko and will use all legal instruments local
    and international to ensure justice.
  3. Rtd. Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah: N13.9 billion. N4.8 billion
    recovered by EFCC in cash and property
  4. Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika: N4.5 billion. N29m recovered by the EFCC so far.
  5. Alex Barde, former Chief of Defence Staff: N8 billion, and EFCC
    recovered almost N4 billion in cash and property already.
  6. Inde Dikko: former CG Customs: N40 billion, and N1.1 billion in
    cash recovered in cash and choice properties.
  7. Air Marshal Adesola Amosun: N21.4 billion. N2.8 billion recovered
    in cash. 28 properties and 3 vehicles also recovered.
  8. Senator Bala Abdulkadir, former FCT Minister: N5 billion. Interim
    forfeiture order on some property secured.
  9. Senator Stella Oduah: N9.8 billion. Interim forfeiture order on
    some property secured.
  10. Former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu: N1.6 billion – from NSA.
  11. Senator Jonah Jang, former Plateau State Governor: N12.5 billion.
  12. Bashir Yuguda, former Minister of State for Finance: N1.5 billion.
    $829,800 recovered.
  13. Senator Peter Nwaboshi: N1.5 billion
  14. Aliyu Usman: Former NSA Dasuki’s aide: N512 million
  15. Ahmad Idris: Former NSA Dasuki’s PA: N1.5 billion
  16. Rasheed Ladoja: Former Oyo Governor: N500 million
  17. Tom Ikimi: N300 million
  18. Femi Fani-Kayode: N866 million
  19. Hassan Tukur, former PPS to President Goodluck: $1.7 million
  20. Nenadi Usman: N1.5 billion
  21. Benedicta Iroha: N1.7 billion
  22. Aliyu Usman Jawaz: Close ally of former NSA Dasuki: N882 million
  23. Jonah Jang, former Plateau State Governor: N12.5 billion
  24. 24 Godknows Igali: Over N7 billion

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Mantu Confessed to rigging elections for PDP

During an interview on Channels Television, Mr Mantu, a former member of the PDP’s Board of Trustees, said he was actively involved in compromising election officials, security officers and even agents of rival parties to either assist in rigging candidates of the PDP to victory or look the other way in cases of obvious rigging.

“Yes, yes, I did. But I am now confessing the truth. What do I mean? I didn’t have to go and change election but you provide money. You give money to INEC boys to help; that is, they see any chance they should try and favour you. You provide money for the security. All our elections in the past, I’ve been in the game for about 20 years.Ibrahim Mantu

And I tell you each time it is not necessarily when I am contesting an election but when my party sponsors a candidate I would like that candidate to win the election. What we used to do before, we make provision for INEC, we make provision for security, we make provision for even agents of other parties so that they would not raise any objection to what we are able to get. Whether I rig myself or not, but when I provide those resources to the officials, I am rigging election.

“I believe so because if people are born again like me and refuse to do it. We the players, unless we give before somebody will take. Don’t give so you will not get a taker,” he said.

The interview has sparked outrage with people calling on the authorities to arrest and prosecute him for electoral fraud.

But Mr Mantu explained during the same interview that he decided to confess to election rigging because he was tired of the negative perception Nigerians have abroad.

“You didn’t even ask me why am I thinking this way,?” he asked the interviewer.

“I am tired of being seen as a criminal on the street of the world because you are a Nigerian. You assume that everybody is an innocent human being until being proven otherwise but whilst you are outside this country with a green passport and they see that you are a Nigerian, even if you are a pastor or an imam they will assume that you are criminally minded or you have criminal tendencies just because of where you come from. That must change,” he said.

He said he confessed because he was tired of the abundance of poverty in the country. He said he hopes that his confession will result in good governance by the election of credible people, who would prudently manage the resources of the country and ensure equitable wealth for everyone, into public office.

“I am tired of living in poverty in the midst of plenty. Even how much you have, you see people coming to you every day, my wife has given birth my relation is in the hospital. Every day. But if everybody has enough to take care of his or herself, they won’t come bordering you saying give me this, give me that.

“We have the resources that people can live decent lives without being beggars to those who have. Just because we haven’t gotten our own governance system right. So, we need good governance, good governance can only be provided by good people, good people who are truly repentant, who are actually there to serve the people, who are concerned about the well-being of the people being the primary concern. If we have such leaders, then I can tell you they would judiciously and prudently use our resources for the common good of everybody.”

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