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9 Taraba Corpers Drown During Riverside Picnic



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Nine members of the National Youth Service Corps who are currently serving in Taraba State on Saturday drowned in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local government Area.

Taraba State Police Command Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Missal, who confirmed the death of nine out of the 22 corps members who were swimming in River Mayo-Selbe said seven corpses have so far been recovered from the incident.

“Information available revealed that 22 youth corps members had gone on a picnic party in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA on Saturday when the incident happened.

“We were made to understand that while they were swimming in the river, there was sudden upsurge in the volume of water, which carried them away.

“Nine of them drowned, while others managed to escape.

“We have so far recovered seven corpses, while the search for the two remaining corpses is still in progress,” Missal said.

Taraba State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Florence Yaakugh, also confirmed the incident, which she described as “most unfortunate.”

Yaakugh also confirmed that seven bodies have been recovered, while the search for the other two bodies was still ongoing by the locals in collaboration with security agencies and the NYSC.

“It’s a very sad development and we would soon have the identity of all the corps members involved in the accident and make such information known appropriately.

“We have very sketchy information indicating that about nine of our corps members drowned in Gashaka yesterday.

“So far, seven bodies have been recovered and we are working with relevant persons to recover the rest of the bodies and to identify them.

“This is a very sad development and the entire NYSC family in Taraba State is already thrown into deep mourning,” she said.

This is really a sad news for the family of these Taraba Corpers’ parents. This sad news is coming barely a week that the NYSC DG announced the FG’s move to increase the monthly allowance of Corp Members in Nigeria.

InfoSource: PunchNg

Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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5 Group Of People Financing Boko Haram/ISWAP In Nigeria





The news about Boko Haram is no longer a breaking news in Nigeria as it has become a daily update like a TV’s news feed would be. They’ve grown so wide that they now have an affiliation with the dreaded middle east terror group known as ISIS. Haven achieved this affiliations, they now have the faction tagged “ISWAP’ which means Islamic State of West African Province. This is no doubt a continental agenda for religious stupidity of a high order considering how backward Africa is already in human development.

Many persons have popped the question: “Who are those financing Boko Haram/ISWAP?” Many persons have tried to beat around the bush about the answers to this one question but today in this article, we will have a rethink about it and see the demons behind this mess that is eating us deep as a country.

Let’s start the analysis to this situation of terrorism that seems to have no end. Here are the group of people fueling this mess:

1.The Northern/Southern Kidnapping Syndicates:

There are tons of kidnapping syndicates all across the county today. In the North and South. These kidnapping syndicates raise Billions of Naira on monthly basis from ransoms and then remit the funds to the Terrorist groups for efficient funding of their filthy operations. The northern kingpins in Kaduna expressways are heavy donors alongside the ones in the South. This is why some forces were not happy about “Operation Amotekun”.

We all could see them expressing their dirty thoughts about it even some who are supposed to be good leaders in the first place. This sends an intelligence that most people in Nigeria ignore.

2. Religious Extremists:

Without apology, there are hundreds of thousands of religious extremists in Nigeria who personally finance Boko Haram by donating food items to them on a large scale in the North east. These extremists go as far as leaking any vital information the dreaded group needs for success operations. As heartbreaking as it may sound, some of these extremists are in Power somewhere, somehow in government. You can spot them out by their previous and current comments about the weak fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

3. Local Chiefs and leaders who Stylishly support war:

In any Boko Haram affected region where the local chiefs and leaders stylishly don’t condemn this extremism while their wards are being slaughtered like goats, they are either directly or indirectly involved in the whole drama of terror in Nigeria. You can’t be a leader whose followers are being killed like rams and then you say or do nothing about it as if their lives don’t matter.

4. Those Third Parties that Bargain Ransom with Boko Haram:

Why on earth should any sane human bargain with terrorists for the release of people in their camp? Terrorists for crying out loud kidnap their victims with the sole aim of making money firstly to reinforce their operations. So, paying any ransom is supporting their missions. Period!

There is no second thought to this reality. Those acting as third parties for this bargains are part of the problem. A relationship where there is no communication dies abruptly but in Nigeria, some third parties commune with the enemies of Nigeria with a fake view of that it is in Nigeria’s interest. As negotiators, don’t they get commissions? Nigerians should be smarter than this.

5. Social Media users who physically or vocally attack others for speaking against Boko Harm/ISWAP

You see those social media users who come after others who dare to speak against Boko Haram’s terrorism in Nigeria, they are part of the problem. They are guilty of financing the terror group in their own way on the internet. Watch out for those group of persons, for their type will soon be recruited to join the group if they’re not members yet. Such persons could be informants already for the group.

This artcile is an opinion about the ongoing menace of Boko Haram/ISWAP which has claimed tens of thousands of lives since 2009.

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Zenith Bank Dragged By Twitter User Over N500 Stamp Duty Charges




In Nigeria, unexplainable bank charge debit alerts are messages Nigerians have gotten used to but this time, a twitter user has gotten enough of it and decided to tag both Zenith Bank and Central Bank to a tweet which served as a means of expressing his displeasure.

This twitter user dragged Zenith Bank out to have them explain the meaning of the debit he received from them of recent.

Below is the tweet as seen on twitter :

Do you also get debited in this manner by your Bank? Let us know via your comment.

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MPAPE BANK ROBBERY: How First Bank Staff Larry Ehizo Helped Robbers




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After interrogations by the Nigerian Police based in Abuja as regards the Mpape Bank robbery, Elijah David, a robbery suspect, confessed that Larry Ehizo, an employee of First Bank of Nigeria, Mpape area of Abuja, led his gang to rob the bank.

According to reports, three members of the gang were arrested by the police on Saturday after they got trapped in the bank by security agents. One of them was shot dead as he made attempts to escape.

Upon getting signals about the ongoing robbery on Saturday, a team of police officers and soldiers laid siege to the bank, scuttling the operation.

The robbery suspects speaking when they were paraded by the police on Tuesday, David the gang leader said Larry Ehizo informed him and his gang that they could get as much as N7 million from the failed heist.

“Ehizo told us that the job could fetch about N7m. After we entered the bank, we saw a riot policeman on duty but sleeping, so Obinna pointed a pistol at him and we tied him with an old sponge,” he said.

“Mr Larry told us that he would keep the other door open for us. So, Larry and Obinna later went upstairs with a pair of pliers to disconnect the CCTV.

“On our way out, Larry suddenly shouted, ‘Ah, the MOPOL has escaped’; then, I ran inside and all of us scattered. I didn’t know what to do. Then the police began firing teargas into the premises.”

On his part of account, Princewill Obinna, another suspect, said the banker told them that the robbery would not take more than 15 minutes.

“Mr Larry told us there that there was a deal he wanted us to execute and that it would not take more than 10 to 15 minutes,” he said.

“He said the bank would not operate on Saturdays and that if we could come around, he would help us to get the money out.”

At the moment, the banker Larry Ehizo said he was blackmailed into the robbery by one Ernest, a customer of the bank.


“Ernest is a customer of the bank and that is where we got to know each other, because I work in the customer service unit of the bank,” he said.

“There is a place I used to drink, that’s where he works as a barman. He told me to tell the gang members how to get inside, show them where the CCTV was and that I should show them where the police officer on duty would be.

“When we drove into the bank, he even called me, because he was across the bank. He said I should just do as agreed and out of fear, I said yes.”

Bala Ciroma, FCT police commissioner, in his official response to the whole sad occurence said four locally-made guns, one Peugeot 206, two cutlasses, two daggers, one axe, a pair of pliers and one Infinix Note phone were recovered from the suspects.

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