21 July, 2019

What Ahmed Musa said about Obi Mikel, Ighalo’s retirement

Nigeria captain, Ahmed Musa has reacted to the retirements of ex-captain, John Obi Mikel and top striker, Odion Ighalo, from international football.
Musa said they will be “greatly missed”.
Mikel recorded 88 appearances for Nigeria and announced his retirement from the national team on Thursday, a day after the Super Eagles won the third-place match at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.


Mikel, who recently signed for Trabzonspor, featured twice in the 2019 AFCON.
Ighalo, who won the Golden Boot award with five goals, has also hinted his decision to retire from the Super Eagles.
Musa wished his former teammates the best in their future endeavours.
“As hard as it is to accept that you guys have retired from the National Team, it’s been nothing but a privilege and a great honour to play with you guys,” Musa posted on Instagram.
“Here’s wishing you nothing but the absolute best in your future pursuits. You will be greatly missed in the team John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo.”

19 July, 2019

Photo: Police arrest notorious female armed robber

Photo: Police arrest notorious female armed robber
 Photo: Police arrest notorious female armed robber terrorising Anambra community
The Anambra State Police Command on Thursday, arrested a female armed robber and her accomplice, who have been terrorising Abatete community with robberies and other heinous crimes.
Parading the suspects, spokesperson of the command, Haruna Mohammed, said that on Thursday, following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Eziowelle Division in conjunction with Abatete vigilante group arrested duo namely, 
(1) Ifeoma Joy Ugegbe alias "Sabath" 'f aged 20 years and,
(2) Ifeanyi Chinweze alias "cheplat" 'm' aged 19 years both from Oranto Ukpo in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State. 
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one cut -to -size single barrel gun loaded with a cartridge.
The case is under investigation after which the suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.

18 July, 2019

Herdsmen attacks: News

Herdsmen attacks: News

Yoruba elders under the umbrella of Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), on Thursday, urged state Houses of Assemblies in the South-West geo-political zone as well as Kwara and Kogi States to promulgate laws that will see an end to open grazing.
YCE, while kicking against open grazing within the South-West geopolitical zone, called on state legislators in these states, to urgently enact laws outlawing nomadic grazing in Yorubaland.
The group in a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital where new leaders were elected, said grazing routes of the pre-independence era and the first republic have been wiped off and in most cases taken over by housing estates.
YCE stated that grazing is no longer feasible because the cattle would destroy farmland and impoverish the people.
While reading the nine-point communiqué signed by the new President, Justice Ademola Bakre; Chairmen from Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun and Kwara States as well as Chairmen, UK and USA chapters, the Secretary-General of the group, Dr. Kunle Olajide, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the RUGA project, urging him to do more to restore the dwindling confidence of Nigerians in his administration.
The group in the communiqué insisted that what the country needs now is true federalism, noting that the President must without delay revisit the 2014 National Conference report and the El-Rufai committee report on devolution of power.
The communiqué read, “The Council notes the palpable tension in the country arising from the frightening state of insecurity which has now gravitated from the North East and is gradually enveloping the six zones of the country. Tragic stories of kidnapping for ransom, murder, herdsmen/farmers clashes adorn the media virtually everyday.
“The unfortunate introduction of RUGA after the failed attempt to establish cattle colonies has heightened mutual suspicion amongst the ethnic groups because of what some Nigerians suspect could be sinister plans to hijack peoples land and establish militia of occupation in all parts of the country.
“The YCE believes Mr. President can heal the gaping wounds in the polity by reassuring Nigerians with his actions walking the talk on his preachment for unity. Politics and 2023 Presidency should be put at bay now. We are in a state of emergency; all hands must be on deck to lower the political temperature of the country.”
On the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs. Funke Olakunrinwho was murdered along Ore road by suspected herders, the elders called on governors of the Yoruba States, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Kwara, Kogi and Ondo to deploy technology to monitor our forests and flush out criminals masquerading as herdsmen from our forests”.
The new president, Justice Bakre, in his acceptance speech, said he was ashamed that people who are called elders were doing wrong things, noting that he, as the leader of the council, would not go cap in hands begging the governors for any largesse.

02 July, 2019

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28 June, 2019

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Lagos, USADF sign N3.6bn deal to train 15,000 youths — Daily Times Nigeria . Business news

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has signed a N3.6 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States African Development Fund (USADF) to support 15,000 youths in the State.
Through this MoU, both parties will provide the equal sum of $2 million dollars every year for five (5) years ($10m in total) to provide skill development and internship opportunities to 3,000 youth between the ages of 18-35, yearly.
Speaking during the signing ceremony on Tuesday in Lagos, Mrs. Ifueko M. Omoigui Okauru, Chairman, LSETF’s Board of Trustees, said that the agreement was in line with its mandate to provide employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for Lagos residents.
Okauru disclosed that women will represent at least 50% of the beneficiaries.
The signing ceremony which took place in Washington DC, United States of America had top executives of both agencies, members of the U.S Congress, partners and international media present.
The chairman expressed her optimism on the impact of the partnership.
“This USADF-LSETF collaboration will enable a) the expansion of world-class vocational training centers available in the state; b) the development of 15,000 skilled youth for employment into targeted sectors;
c) the provision of internship cost subsidies to employers and; d) track real time placement of unemployed youth into jobs”.
In her remarks, Teju Abisoye, Acting Executive Secretary (LSETF) said, “With the recent Labor Force Report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showing a 6.7% drop in unemployment rate as well as Lagos state
providing the largest number of 740,146 jobs in the third quarter of 2018, it is obvious that the deliberate employment intervention policies of the Lagos State Government are finally impacting on job creation.
I am pleased to have USADF join us to create more jobs for our youth, whilst sustainably decreasing our alarming unemployment rate”
Also commenting, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States African Development Foundation, C. D Glin stated that, “We are proud to be in partnership with the LSETF, whose programmes have been independently verified to be making impact on the lives of young Nigerians.
This USADF-LSETF partnership further expands our existing commitment to investing in high impact initiatives hinged on generating income, providing financial solutions and causing a change in the African economy.”
The initiative includes training of participants and provision of internship opportunities over a period of six (6) months and is expected to result in sustainable job and entrepreneurship opportunities.

27 June, 2019

CAST9JA: Chelsea Agree £40.3m On Kovacic Deal With Real Madrid Amid Lampard Talks


The Croatia midfielder is set to have a permanent stay at Stamford Bridge after which a fee was agreed between teams to make his loan move permanent deal. Chelsea have agreed a fee of £40.3 million ($51m/€45m) with Real Madrid to secure the service of  Mateo Kovacic’s long-term future at the club.
Chelsea have waited until the last minute to finalise a deal for Real Madrid midfielder Kovacic as the deadline to complete a deal was earmarked for June 30 this year, but can now prepare for serious contract talks.
This happens after Derby County given permission to the Blues to open discussions with Frank Lampard about
the club manager’s role, with the former Chelsea star expected to return to west London to replace Maurizio Sarri which has now become the new Juventus manager.                                               Chelsea can agree the deal for Mateo Kovacic’s despite FIFA imposing a one year transfer ban on signing senior players this year February because the Blues already held registration
documents from his loan spell at the club last season.
The transfer ban are likely to remain in place after the club decided against appealing for provisional measures to Court Arbitration of Sport (CAS) to hold the ban.
Sarri had already wanted Kovacic, who played 51 times during his loan spell with the Premier League club Chelsea  last season, but the Croatia international was then left unsure of his career as Chelsea manager moved to Juventus .
Better for Chelsea, the 25-year-old midfielder was keen to stay with the
Londons and his imminent move will make things easy on the new manager, with respect to England International midfielder Ruben Loftus- Cheek which is  set to miss the beginning of next season thanks to a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, have to raise funds having spent in the region of €300 million (£270m/$340m) on
five players this summer, including €100m on Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard.
They still want to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United also a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is also on ground, and as such players have to be sold to ensure the required finances are in the right place.

CAST9JA: EFCC vs Pinnick, Sanusi: What happened in court on Thursday

CAST9JA: EFCC vs Pinnick, Sanusi: What happened in court on Thursday

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Thursday reserved ruling in the application filed by the EFCC, to join the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and Secretary-General, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, in the alleged misappropriation of 9.5 million dollars FIFA grant.
EFCC dragged three officials of Federation before the court in an alleged 9.5 million dollars FIFA grant misappropriation before applying on April 30 to join both Pinnick and Sanusi in the matter as co-defendants, NAN reports.
Those being tried earlier were Christopher Andekin, NFF Director of Administration and Finance; Reagan Zaka, Cashier and Fadanari Mamza, Head, Finance and Account Department.
The EFCC charged the defendants with five counts bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and misappropriation.
The EFCC alleged that they conspired between January 8 and 26, 2015 to commit the offence, contrary to Section 97 of Penal Code.
Andekin was alleged to have been entrusted with money meant for the development of football in Nigeria, a grant from world football body, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).
He was alleged to have fraudulently diverted 1.3 million dollars from the NFF domiciliary account with Zenith Bank, an act that is contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code.
Zaka, on his part, was said to have fraudulently diverted 7.2 million dollars rom the FIFA grant, while Mamza was alleged of diverting 2. 3 million dollars.
The defendants all pleaded not guilty to the charge
At the resumed sitting while adopting processes filed in support of the application, prosecuting counsel, Steve Odiase, urged the court to grant the application.
According to him, the charge filed by the government against the first, second and both Pinnick and Sanusi at the Federal High Court in Abuja was different from the one at the FCT High Court.
On his part, counsel for the defendants, Festus Ukpe, while adopting affidavits opposing the joinder, urged the court to refuse the application.
After listening to submissions of counsel, Affen reserved ruling on the application until a date that will be communicated to parties.

21 June, 2019

CAST9JA: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS

Ibrahim Mustapha, a fake doctor and principal medical officer of Cottage hospital, Fufore in Adamawa state,which nairatime earlier reported to have been arrested by the Department of State Services for killing patients in the cause of his fake practice.  click here to read
He is said to have performed over 500 surgical operations causing the death of about 46 patients from January to May 2019.
Parading the fake doctor in Yola on Thursday, DSS Director in the state, Bola Olori, said the DSS has, “effected the arrest of one Ibrahim Mustapha, who operated illegally as a PMO in Fufore Cottage hospital, Fufore local government area of Adamawa state”.
Mr. Olori said a preliminary investigation revealed that Mustapha holds National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) certificate, an equivalent of Senior Secondary School certificate or High School.
The fake surgeon confessed to forging MBBS credentials according to the DSS but denied causing the death of any patient throughout his career until his arrest.
“Yes, I’ve forged the documents as stated by the DSS boss and also done both major and minor surgical operations, including caesarian section, altogether more than 500 surgeries without causing the death of any of my patients as claimed.”
But the DSS said, “He perfected the illicit act in Gombe where he worked as a ward attendant in several clinics. He was aided by a practicing doctor who gave him sample copies of his NECO results, MBBS of Bayero University Kano, NYSC Discharge certificate and Medical and Dental Council if Nigeria, annual registration license.
“The suspect subsequently gained employment into the Adamawa state Hospital Management Board in October 2015 as a doctor and rose to the post of PMO, serving at both the Cottage hospital Mayo-Belwa and Fufore.”
Mustapha ran out of luck when he attended visa interview as a potential medical team member for the 2019 hajj operations.
He was exposed by a man who knew him in Gombe as a ward attendant in an undisclosed clinic.
A fake doctor or quack is a person that parades his/herself as medically qualified to administer treatment to sick patients or understands the pathology of diseases but not certified by the medical licensing board. They are abound world wide but more in developing countries like Nigeria.

20 June, 2019

10 Patients Go Blind After Taking Injection In A Kaduna Eye Hospital

10 Patients Go Blind After Taking Injection In A Kaduna Eye Hospital
An enquiry into the cause of total blindness in 10 patients in a Kaduna eye centre.
Medical experts at a tertiary health institution in Kaduna State are now working round the clock to unveil the circumstances leading to the total blindness of 10 out-patients after they were injected with a drug the same day.
The victims, who are regular patients of the National Eye Centre, Kaduna became totally blind the same day they received injections for eye-related problems.
Once the incident happened, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) intervened and took the drug for a test. The agency’s findings are being awaited.
Shocked by the development, the hospital management recalled all the affected patients and placed them on free treatment and feeding.
LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that despite the efforts of the hospital management, none of the patients is yet to regain his or her sight.
A source said that when the incident occurred, NAFDAC went to the hospital within 48 hours and took a sample of the drug that was administered on the male and female patients including the one that was not opened for investigation and analysis.
The sad incident reportedly took place in May this year.
Some of the victims, who narrated their experiences to LEADERSHIP Weekend, said they were still in shock on how they suddenly became blind after taking the injection.
They said that they were yet to get satisfactory explanations on the cause(s) of their blindness the same day after they were injected with a drug in the same bottle.
The management of the hospital said they were not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that the victims regain their sight.
The hospital management said they have embarked on a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.
The chief medical director (CMD), Dr. Mahmoud Alhassan, said that the hospital had been injecting other patients with the same drug without any problem.
The injection they were given is the same drug we use to give to patients to reduce bleeding in the eye, especially for diabetics and other patients.
He said: “Interestingly, this is the second, third and last time some of them are taking this particular drug and these reactions just took place.
“The drug is made by Russians. One of the patients complained that her vision had gone down so she came and we thought it was abnormal reactions; we treated it as an infection. We took actions and gave them drugs.
“We still have to clean the eyes, their vision will come back, the CMD said.

Alhassan, who confirmed that NAFDAC came to the hospital within 48 hours of the incident and took samples of the drug, said that it included the used and the unused drugs.
“The point is that these eyes are severely affected eyes. Their vision is poor and we are trying to help them. We have been talking to them and doing our best but it might take two to three months to achieve the desired results because eyes heal gradually. They will be able to get them back,” he said.
“In fact, two of them are very happy now because their situation is now better than it was before. Aside the medical efforts we are making, we are also carrying out necessary investigation, we are not happy with the situation and we will address it accordingly,” he said.
Meanwhile, the patients who until the sad occurrence were out-patients and received same injection at one point or the other without any implications, said that they were yet to recover from the shock.
They questioned the rationale behind the incident as they admitted that they had been receiving the injection but now with no satisfactory explanation as to the cause of the blindness to all of them that were injected the same day.
What could be the cause of this total blindness? Could the drug be expired, adulterated or contaminated? Is it the right drug or it was wrongly labelled by the manufacturers. The cause of this incidence must be investigated by the NAFDAC and report released to the public.

18 June, 2019

Cast9ja :Wife Of Slain Civil Defence Officer Rains Curses On The Killers

Cast9ja :Wife Of Slain Civil Defence Officer Rains Curses On The Killers

There was a drama in a high court at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyanya, on Tuesday in Abuja as the wife of a slain civil defence officer (Ogar Jombo), Mrs. Ada Jombo, rained curses on the alleged killers of her husband.
Ada who was also in the court to monitor the proceeding could not control her emotions as she burst into tears and hurled curses on the accused as they are coming out of the court.
She Said:
“You will die! You will never know peace. Your children will die. You will not go scotfree. Your wife will die even the one that is pregnant when she is giving birth!” she said.
At this point, a sister of one of the accused decided to reply to her and a brawl broke out between families of the accused and the bereaved.
Recall that Mr. Ogar Jombo, an officer of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ) was beaten to death in the presence of his wife and children by two police officers for alleged violation of traffic rules at Nyanya in Abuja on March 20.

CAST9JA: Boko Haram Razes Military Base In Borno, Kills 5 Soldiers, Steals Weapons

At least five soldiers were killed on Monday evening when Boko Haram terrorists attacked a military base in Monguno, Borno state.
The attack which follows a series of attack in Borno State since June 12 happened at about 6 pm on Monday.
Military sources told SaharaReporters the insurgents stormed the Base with about 30 utility vehicles, heavily armed and operated unhindered before reinforcement arrived.
Before they were engaged by Nigerian military reinforcements, the terrorists carted away arms and ammunition while setting the base ablaze.
A military source who confirmed the torching of the Base said, “5 dead bodies of soldiers have been seen this morning and unverified number of soldiers are wounded, the military base was partially torch while arms and ammunition were carted away by the terrorists group.
“They also stole an ambulance and foodstuff meant for troops,” he concluded

Nigeria vs France: Presidency reacts as Super Falcons lose at Women’s World Cup .

Nigeria vs France: Presidency reacts as Super Falcons lose at Women’s World Cup .
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has commended the Super Falcons of Nigeria despite their 1-0 defeat to France in their final Group A fixture at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup on Monday.
DAILY POST reports that Nigeria, on Monday night, were defeated 1-0 by the host nation at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
The Super Falcons came into the game, needing at least a point to give themselves a good chance of qualifying for the Round of 16.
However, having held on for most of the game, the African champions conceded a penalty in the 75th minute.
Wendie Renard missed her first kick, but referee Melissa Paola Borjas Pastrana ordered for it to be retaken, while showing a yellow card to Chiamaka Nnadozie for not keeping a foot on the line.
Renard made no mistakes the second time, as the hosts finished top of the group with nine points.
Reacting, Shehu on his official verified Twitter page wrote: “Super Falcons deserve commendation for their performance against France. In soccer, refereeing can mean everything as we saw in today’s match, #NGAFRA.”
Nigeria will now have to wait on the results from other groups, to know if they will progress into the next round, as one of the best third-placed teams.

12 June, 2019

CAST9JA: JAMB Announces Cut-off Mark For 2019 Admission

CAST9JA: JAMB Announces Cut-off Mark For 2019 Admission

For your information. The Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board, JAMB, on
Tuesday approved 160 and above
as this year’s national minimum
cut-off mark for admission into
public universities.

The decision was reached at the
19th Policy Meeting on Admissions
to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
which held at the Bola Babalakin
Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State.

According to the Nation, the board
also approved 140 as minimum
UTME score for admission into
private universities and 110 for
admission into private

JAMB Announced the Closing Date for the 2019 Admission

The Joint admission and
Matriculation Board (JAMB) has
announced the deadline for the
2019/2020 admission process into
universities. December 19th has
been approved for close of admission into public universities
and February 15, 2020 for private

This was announced during the
2019 JAMB Policy meeting. The
meeting had in attendance, Vice
Chancellors of universities,
Rectors of Polytechnics and
Provost of colleges of education The 2019 cut-off marks into
universities, polytechnics and
colleges of education were also
announced during the meeting.
Candidates are advised to get the
Post-UTME Past questions and Answers of their schools of choice
and start preparing for the Post-
UTME screening exercise.

In his remarks, the Director of
tertiary institutions, Federal
Ministry of Education, Joel Ojo,
who represented Minister of
Education, said the outcome of the
recent investigation of the UTME registration of candidates carried
out by the JAMB Admissions was
a pointer that the examination
industry requires a review.

Mr Ojo said JAMB Policy Meeting
remains the acceptable forum
where plans and programmes for
admissions are discussed and
approved to guide the placement
of qualified candidates to tertiary institutions.

10 June, 2019

CAST9JA: Dont for get June 12 is Democracy day, President Buhari signs said so

CAST9JA: Dont for get June 12 is Democracy day, President Buhari signs said so

President Buhari has signed the
June 12th bill into law. President
Buhari assented to the Public
Holiday Amendment Act, declaring June 12 of every year a public holiday and Democracy Day.

I almost forgot so try not to forget
I think he did that so as to be remembered, that is for his own selfish interest and it does'nt make any sense to me

His Special Assistant on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang, told state house correspondents that with the assent to the amendment, May 29th will no longer be a public holiday.

08 June, 2019

CAST9JA: AIT has been bound for no good reason

CAST9JA: AIT has been bound for no good reason

The problem of this country is no
more corruption from the
citizens, its corruption from our
leaders that is why it is difficult
to tackle.
See what is happening
to AIT, How do you call this.

If you see something say
something, a close mouth is a
close destiny, we are the Future
determinant of this country.
I dont care being persecuted for
saying the truth.

06 June, 2019

CAST9JA: Salla turns violent in Bauchi, some died some injured

CAST9JA: Salla turns violent in Bauchi, some died  some injured

Eid-el-Fitri turns violent in Bauchi One killed, 14 injured

Violence took over Eid-el-Fitri
celebrations in Bauchi state on
Wednesday, claiming one person
and leaving 14 others injured.

This was due to a clash between
two groups of hunters during the
Durbar procession in Bauchi, the
state capital.

The hunters were said to have
attacked one another with
dangerous weapons and also shot
into the air during the clash,
Channels TV reports.

The state Governor, Bala
Mohammed, following the clash,
immediately visited the victims at
the trauma and emergency centre
of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
University Teaching Hospital in the state.

He said based on the preliminary
inquiry from the police, the clash
was planned.

The governor also promised to go
tough on miscreants attempting to
truncate the peace of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in
Bauchi, Habu Sani, said at least 55
persons have been arrested and
that investigation is still ongoing.

The Durbar festival is an annual
event which is usually celebrated
at the end of Ramadan and during
Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.

Source: Computer Hope