It is with the heaviest of hearts, the strongest anger and deepest feelings I pen this letter as images of the things I see have refused to leave my memory and all I hear from my radio are songs of sorrow so much so that I am tempted to ask why we were born to this part of the world, why we were even born at all and how it all started.
It is disheartening that my friend Femi is scared to visit Kaduna and it seems we can’t guarantee Ali’s safety in Enugu; some sons of anarchy are making life uneasy for travelers on the highway while entire families are being wiped out up North, and yes!…there is the new trend: clashes between herders and host communities; all these happening for reasons best known to only the perpetrators of this evil.
Forgive me but maybe I wasn’t paying attention when government made it legal to engage in kidnap and trafficking or when nature made it right to set humans ablaze for what ever reason but I don’t think this was EVER a part of us neither was it part of the plan to value animals more than humans.
Back in my formative years in the ever busy Ifo town, we didn’t know who was not Yoruba or who didn’t have the most appealing outlook; the message was peace and we were taught to never deviate from the doctrine of unity; I doubt we’re still on that page.
My good people, it is hateful, distasteful and disgraceful that we’ll rather our streets are painted with blood instead of love, that we now have flagrant disregard for the next person’s emotion and we literally threw life and its value away; let’s remember it is UNITY before Faith, peace and whatever kind of progress.
I’m sure our elder statesmen are deeply worried for where we’re headed and the bodies of our heroes are turning in their graves…oddly enough, for what reason? Why these endless massacre and Genocide in our land?
Brethren If there’s any time to feed ourselves the truth, it is now; we seem to be off-track on issues of national development and our eyes are closing out on the vision of our founding fathers; slowly and painfully we’re losing human, material, financial and time resources and we seem to be a joke to the international community; but I have good news for bad people, slowly and assuredly we will return to track.
I understand that evil will try to fight back in any way it can and some unfortunate fellows have offered themselves as vessels for destruction; we shall overcome them.
My heart bleeds every second I remember that some of my sisters are still missing from a school in Borno state, it goes weaker when I hear Benue and it bleeds even more when I hear a civil servant in the confluence region lost his daughter because he couldn’t afford basic medical care…he (and many other colleagues) were being owed salaries for a time running into months as some children of the devil decided to squander what belonged to others…they’re receiving their rewards already and very soon they shall be phased out.
We should take note however that things will not work out by magic as Napoleon Hill says “strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle”; good enough we have a lot of people who will literally give an eye for Nigeria and unity is our weapon against malicious intents.
IPOB, TRIPOB, MASSOB, Niger Delta Avengers, Christian herdsmen in Kano, Muslim Lawyers in Abia and other divisions too numerous to mention have not helped our progress as a people; at the moment we might have to put our heads together and put on our thinking cap else we’ll have ourselves to blame.
We should also be prepared just in case some persons have to be shown the way out of government when the time comes.
Slowly and steadily we shall win again if we hold fast to each other..no grudges, no gangs, just peace…perfect peace.
Ayobami Ladipo (Mr Porsche)
Okorocha Stole N1trillion From Imo State, He Must Account For All His Evil Deeds —– Gov Ihedioha
Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has accused former Governor Rochas Okorocha, of stealing N1trillion while in power.
This was contained in a statement on Friday issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Steve Osuji.
“Available records show that in eight years, former Governor Okorocha mismanaged about One Trillion Naira belonging to Imo State”, he said.
“We are taking our time in unveiling the numerous atrocities of the last administration and certainly, he must answer for all the evil he did against the people of Imo State.
“It is very strange that a former Governor could sit and concoct lies. How could Governor Emeka Ihedioha spend N2.8b on sanitation? What was it used for? Okorocha’s problem is that he is so used to lies that he no longer knows the difference between lies and the truth.
“The state spends only about Twenty-Five Million Naira on sanitation and the bulk of the funds come from support from corporate organizations as part of their corporate social responsibility.
“Okorocha also alleged that Governor Ihedioha has, within two months in office, built a Hotel in Abuja and new houses in Owerri and his village. This further shows that the man, Okorocha is sick.
“As at today, Governor Ihedioha operates from his private residence in Owerri, following the pillage and vandalisation of Government House by former Governor Okorocha and his cronies.
“How could he say the Governor is building new houses when he owns a palatial residence in Owerri, where he operates from and mansions in his village, built many years ago? The question is – are houses built in two months?
“Only Okorocha can build a house in two months and it collapses after a short while. Imo people already know that Okorocha is a habitual liar and should not be taken seriously.
“The truth is that Okorocha wrecked Imo State. All he is doing is to attempt to divert the attention of Imo people. Unfortunately, Imo people are smarter than that.
“He also claimed that Governor Ihedioha did not win the last election. So who won? He cannot get over the fact that his puppet in-law failed; he is also in pains that he has not been able to extend his dynasty in Imo.
“But no amount of falsehood will deter the people’s governor, Ihedioha from fulfilling his electoral promise of rebuilding Imo State. The present administration shall remain on course in its efforts to recover Imo people’s funds and property looted by Rochas Okorocha and his cronies,” he said.
Shame Of A Nation: 80 Nigerians Named In US Largest Fraud Case [FULL LIST]
It is indeed another embarrassing moment for Nigeria as 80 Nigerians have been named in what FBI is describing as the largest fraud case in America’s history.
Using the infamous love scam amongst other various schemes, there has been a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims.
The unfortunate scam machinery has seen to Americans swindled to the tune of $1.1 billion between January and July 2019 alone. In what is fast becoming a global scandal, the FBI has dropped the list of the 80 names most of them, Nigerian locals. This involves those specializing in love scams and even popular car dealers on Island.
A US attorney, Nick Hanna who made the revelation on National TV disclosed that the fraudsters connived with government agencies to perpetrate the act.
“A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed today charges 80 defendants, most of whom are Nigerian nationals, with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network,”the department of justice of the Central District of California said in a statement on its website.
According to a full statement released by the US authorities, the suspects either played major roles in the alleged fraud or acted as accomplices.
The statement read: “This case is part of our ongoing efforts to protect Americans from fraudulent online schemes and to bring to justice those who prey upon American citizens and businesses.
“Today, we have taken a major step to disrupt criminal networks that use BEC schemes, romance scams and other frauds to fleece victims. This indictment sends a message that we will identify perpetrators – no matter where they reside – and we will cut off the flow of ill-gotten gains.”
“Investigations revealed that members of the conspiracy sometimes wired funds to other bank accounts under their control or withdrew same as cash or negotiable instruments such as cashier’s checks.
“The suspects often “used illicit money exchangers to move funds overseas, generally avoiding transferring the funds directly through banking institutions, the indictment alleges.
“To do this, Iro and Igbokwe coordinated the transfer of a victim’s funds from a fraudulent bank account they controlled to US bank accounts belonging to illicit money exchangers.
“Those money exchangers, in turn, used a Nigerian banking application to transfer other funds in naira (₦), the currency of Nigeria, from Nigerian bank accounts they controlled to the Nigerian bank accounts specified by Iro and Igbokwe,” the statement said.
Here are the names of the Nigerian suspects indicted in the alleged fraud case:
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A 25-year-old Nigerian orphan, Adeniyi Onalaja, a generator repairer, has been in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos in the last three months after undergoing surgery in his stomach.
His ordeal started when he was experiencing pain in his stomach and the journey began from a hospital at Agbowa, Ikorodu and he was eventually referred to LUTH on April 4, 2019.
Upon medical examination, he was advised to go for a CT-Scan and this showed that a tumor was growing in his stomach and he was scheduled for emergency surgery on April 10, 2019, after signing an undertaking that funds will be made available.
Afterward, there was a little complication that made him undergo another surgery because he could neither sleep nor eat on April 23, 2019. He has since been a resident of Ward E6 in the hospital.
According to Onalaja, who hails from Ijebu-Ode, his father passed on in 2006 and his mother died not more than a month ago. He is currently owing the hospital about Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000) only which are the expenses incurred from the surgery, admission, laundry, and drugs from the pharmacy.
The orphan said he is currently living on the remnants of other patients on admission in the Ward because he has nobody catering for him. He expressed his readiness to fend for himself through his generator repairing skills if he has the opportunity to leave the hospital.
He is appealing to well-meaning Nigerians to please help me out of his travail. Adeniyi Onalaja can be reached on 08165635903 and financial assistance will be appreciated, payment can be made into his Sister’s bank account- Bassey Rukayat Aduke, 3107620191, First Bank.
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