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Arms Deal: South Africa’s Actions Show Lack Of Gratitude

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A former President of the Nigerian Senate, Chief Ameh Ebute has described South Africa as ungrateful following the seizure of about $20 million meant for procurement of arms to boost the country’s fight against Boko Haram.

“What we are seeing shows clearly that South Africa does not reciprocate our brotherly gesture,” said Ebute, in reaction to the alleged seizure of the money meant for arms purchase, despite the federal government’s communication with the government of South Africa after the first seizure.

Ebute said further: “It is wrong for the country to continue to humiliate and embarrass us every day by exposing our attempt to secure arms through it to fight insurgents in the country.

“It is most unfortunate that a country we sacrificed so much for to overcome apartheid is now working stridently to disgrace us at every point instead of showing solidarity and support to Nigeria at this crucial moment in its history,” Ebute noted.

The former Senate President in the Third Republic expressed disbelief that Nigeria could be treated the way it was being treated by the South African Government, which is headed by a member of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Jacob Zuma, who must still remember the role played by Nigeria to end apartheid.

He therefore said what South Africa should have been more concerned about was whether Nigeria has paid for arms supplied to it by South African companies and not how the money is paid to the suppliers given the emergency situation under which Nigeria is sourcing for arms.

The federal government had last month claimed that it authorised the use of the money for the acquisition of vital war machines to confront insurgency in the country after the South African government arrested two Nigerians and an Israeli for being in possession of $9.3 million ferried into the country illegally. Despite the intervention of the FG, the South African government has remained adamant, seizing another sum sent into the country for the same purpose.

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  1. Steven fiagbe!

    October 10, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    What our ex honourable just concluded in his speech have really show how corrupt our government is at all levels of leadership. Shame

  2. Steven fiagbe

    October 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    What our ex honourable just concluded in his speech have really show how corrupt our government is at all levels of leadership. Shame It is very important we observes our culture.

  3. Steven fiagbe

    October 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    What our ex honourable just concluded in his speech have really show how corrupt our government is at all levels of leadership. Shame It is very important we observes our culture. When the root of a tree is rooting it affect the whole body. ?

  4. Steven fiagbe

    October 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    What our ex honourable just concluded in his speech have really show how corrupt our government is at all levels of leadership. Shame It is very important we observes our culture. When the root of a tree is rooting it affect the whole body. ? It will be very important to uproot that tree for a new plant

  5. hasheem

    October 11, 2014 at 6:28 am

    pls my questn is dat is dis man educated if so den d money spend on him is useless

  6. Ola.

    October 11, 2014 at 6:43 am

    very funny to had of such word from ex-honourable, that mean Nig future is siliming. so its true that the ppl in the Govt are boko haram, killer of millions of Nig. if its not South Africa agains illegal arm deal, and Dr, Steven Davis those who behind the terror of this country for still countnue sponsor there terror. Shame on all of U who speek again good work S/Africa has done for us. See the way our security become victory over terroris since all this revelation out. God almighty in hevean will distroy ever member of terror of this country. May God almighty keep blessing South Africa for good job they has done for the masses of this country.ameen

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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