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Friday, 31 July 2015

What happens to your body an hour after you drink Coke

Nearly two months after a pharmacist created a graphic timeline portraying the process of drinking Coke and the resulting ill effects on the body within one hour, the graphic has gone viral.
The graphic was first posted by The Renegade Pharmacist, who says he created it in response to clients who complained they were still gaining weight despite following a low-fat diet.
Niraj Naik, who runs the health blog, says he was inspired by a post he saw on Blisstree.com. "I am quite a creative person so thought it would be a good way to represent the information," he told the Daily News.
The beverage wreaks havoc on the body, according to the graphic, releasing an excess of dopamine and leaving the individual dehydrated, sluggish, irritable
and craving more.
According to a recent Gallup poll individuals in the U.S. are beginning to cut back on soda, which marks an improvement on a 2012 Gallup poll that found nearly half of Americans drink soda every day. 

Baby born without limbs in Bauchi state

A baby boy without limbs has been born in Gudun Sayawa, a suburbs of Bauchi Metropolis, Bauchi State.
The baby Christened Chongfilawos, was born without limbs with only three fingers jutting out from a shortened arm that is less than two inches each side around his shoulder.
Mother of the child, Blessing Samson, 20, an indigene of Lussa in Bogoro Local Government Area, said she gave birth to the baby on July 4, 2015.
Blessing who resides with her parents, Mr and Mrs Samson Baraya at their family house in Gudun Sayawa, said she delivered at home.
Blessing’s mother Diana her daughter could not be taken to the Primary Health Care centre at Dumi, about threeKILOMETRES  from Gudun Sayawa, because she experienced labour late night
“My son Chongfilawos is a blessing from God,” Blessing said in an interview with Daily Son. “His birth was easy. When I saw him like this, at first I was not happy but later I prayed and told myself it is the will of God.
“I love him and I will protect him with everything I have,” she said. She said that the father of the child, Jehu Luka, a peasant farmer who lives in Lussa, was away when the baby was born but had come to check his child and left.
“This baby is a gift from God and we are not sad in the family,” Bukata Bukar, elder brother to Blessing.
Grand-mother of the child, Diana Samson, said although her daughter Blessing had been going for ante natal from the house, her labour started late in the night and had to call a birth attendant to deliver her.
“At first we were shocked when we saw the child without hands. But as Christians we believe God has purpose for everything so we startedTHANKING  God,” Mrs Samson said.
Baraya appealed to well meaning individuals in the community not to discriminate against the child.
“This is the first time we are seeing this kind of baby in our community. We need the support and love of everyone to help this child lead a normal life.
“We also appeal to NGOs or the government to help with the education of this child because the father is just a poor farmer and from what we have seen this child needs special support,” Baraya said.
A neighbour, Jude Frank, who said he hailed from Anambra State, said he expected to meet Blessing crying for delivering a baby without limbs but was praising God.
“I thank God that they have accepted the child as a creation of God. People have been coming to support the child with cloths. We can assist with clothes and food but I think the family will need assistance of government to bring this child up,” Jude said.
source (the sun)

Thursday, 30 July 2015

NSC to intervene in Keshi, NFF legal feud

here may soon be light at the end of the tunnel in the legal face-off between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the erstwhile Super Eagles head coach, Stephen, as the National Sports Commission (NSC) has indicatedINTEREST IN  wadding in into the rift, warning that it will no longer watch while stakeholders settle dispute in regular courts.
Commenting on the way forward for the litigation, Keshi was praying the court for a N1 billion compensation from the football federation in aCHAT  with journalists in Abuja recently, the Director General of the Sports Commission, Mallam Al-Hassan Yakmut, admitted that NSC had got the letter for the suit.
While urging both parties to embrace a more effective way of resolving the dispute, the NSC DG said: “Let me admit that I have personally got the letter of the suit, but instead of replying, I rather opted to inform the NFF asking them if they areAWARE  that Keshi has gone to court, which they admitted knowledge of.
“It is left for them, the architects of the contract that engaged and disengaged Keshi, to ensure that there is no provision of that engagement violated. As for us, we will advice that both parties should use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to settle their disagreement because it is now the most reliable and dependable way of resolving family crisis.”
source (the sun)

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Why Detroit has the largest satanist temple chapter in the US

The "largest public satanic ceremony in history" took place last Saturday in Detroit, a city that has the largest and oldest chapter of a national Satanist organization.  

The group unveiled a nearly 9-foot tall bronze statue of a goat-headed Baphomet in a private ceremony attended by 600 ticket holders, Lucien Graves, co-founder of the national Satanic Temple organization in Boston. The Satanic Temple in Detroit has more than 200REGISTERED members.

"They are so active and well-organized," Graves said. "There's probably been another wave of interest since this event." 

The Detroit chapter is the first of the national organization, Graves said. HeCREDITS the Detroit chapter's founder Jex Blackmore with the growth of the chapter since it was established there in August 2014.
"It's more or less because of her. She was just a very confident person whoSTARTED  working with us," Graves said further. The pair met in Boston and then she moved to Detroit and set up a chapter there. 
Blackmore said it is their largest chapter.
"I think the Temple appeals to the radical, politically-charged spirit of the city and many are drawn to us as a force of positive, effective change in this community," Blackmore said.
The statue was originally planned to sit at the Oklahoma state capitol, but the state's supreme court banned all religious displays there, including the Ten Commandments. The statue was created through $28,180 fund-raised by 1,041 people on Indiegogo.com last year. TheFUNDRAISING  page said the statue's purpose was to contrast the Ten Commandments monument that was previously on display.
Graves said there are 20 chapters across the country with about 20,000 members as a whole.
Tickets for Saturday's event were $25 and the location was revealed only to ticket-holders.
According to itsMISSION STATEMENT, the national organization, The Satanic Temple, "facilitates the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty." Among the causes it supports are gay marriage, reproductive rights and eliminating corporal punishment in schools. The national organization does "not promote a belief in a personal Satan."
"To embrace the name Satan is to embrace rational inquiry removed from supernaturalism and archaic tradition-based superstitions," the FAQ of TheSatanicTemple.comINDICATES.
Meanwhile, Christians in Detroit protested the event nearby. The event served "as a call-to-arms from which we’ll kick off our largest fight to date in the name of individual rights toFREE exercise against self-serving theocrats," according to the invitation.
"People are trying to push religious agenda, whether it’s part of the public opinion or not," Greaves said. "Groups will take it as slander against them and it’s just not the case. We don’t really care if they’re offended or not."
Baphomet was chosen for the statue because of the contemporary recognition of it as a satanic figure and it illustrates the “reconciliation of OPPOSITES,” Blackmore said.
“The Baphomet is both beast and man, female and male, one hand is pointed toward the sky, the other to the ground,” Blackmore said. “It's representative of the dualities of our nature
Source: ABC News

Fresh crisis looms in Senate


Fresh crisis is imminent in the Senate over the circulation of a new rule alleged to have been produced toCORRECT an error in the earlier Standing Orders given to Senators on Tuesday, June 9.
Investigations showed that the latest rule which was circulated to Senators at yesterday’s plenary, was used to correct some controversial amendments made in the earlier one distributed on June 9.
Specifically, Order 13 ( 1 ) of the initially ammended rule,  stipulates that the sitting of the Senate shall hold on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 2pm and 6pm.
However,  attempts by Senator Kabir Marafa to draw the attention of the Upper Chamber to some of the obvious errors committed by the Senate leadership based on the provisions in the previous earlier rule, were frustrated by Senate President Bukola Saraki in plenary.
Marafa relied on Order 1 (a)and (b); 13  (1) and (2); and order 3 (2), to seek the nullification of all activities carried out by the senate after the official proclamation of the 8th Senate on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said his demands were being guided by Saraki’s ruling of June 24 that the Senate Standing Rule in force was the Standing Order 2015 as amended, and the explanation offered by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on the same issue. (the sun)

Horror in Lagos community: How 16-year-old boy killed my son, by distressed dad

Members of the Hassan family in Ijanikin, Lagos, are yet to come to terms with the gruesome murder of their four-year-old son, Ibrahim, on Monday morning.
Since they got the shocking news, pain, sorrow and wailing have been their companions.
The innocent boy was allegedly killed and later butchered by a 16-year-old boy, Tajudeen Azeez, popularly known as Ojo, a apprentice furniture maker, behind Anglican Primary School, Deeper Life Bus Stop, Ijanikin, Lagos State.
Luck ran against the suspect when he was allegedly spotted by neighbours who immediately raised theALARM before he could get away with the crime. Ibrahim was the first child of his parents.
The 16-year-old suspect heartlessly removed the deceased’s penis, kidney and intestines. The unsuspecting boy was lured into the location of the crime, and his corpse was later buried in the bush.
When Daily Sun visited the deceased’s family house, the mother of the murdered child, Felicia Hassan was simply inconsolable and was too devastated to speak to anybody. The victim’s family members, friends and neighbours gathered at the place to sympathise with the bereaved family.
According to the father of the poor boy, Jamiu, who looked sorrowful, he went to work on Sunday and had not come back home when his wife, Felicia, who was heavily pregnant, went into labour. She tried feeding her three children but they said they were not hungry. Leaving her children in care of her neighbours in the single-room apartment in the house, known as face-me-I-face-you, Felicia left for the hospital about 7pm. Between 8:30pm and 9pm, Felicia was delivered of a baby girl. When she got back home that night, she realized that her son, Ibrahim was missing.
He said: “When she got back, she saw the other two children and asked them where Ibrahim was. They searched for him till about 10pm. She then called me to say she could not find Ibrahim. When I got home, we continued to search for him but could not find him so we concluded that he must have gone to sleep in someone’s house since whenever people look for children here, other parents may keep him till the next day or take him to the station.
“So we decided to go check him at the police station. Like a joke, the next morning, we started searching for him. We went to the King’s palace and the police station. Someone now said he was at Ijanikin. I believe the boy was killed overnight and his body dumped somewhere. They had removed his private part and the internal organs. They wanted to place him outside so his body could be seen. It was where that boy, Ojo carried the corpse of Ibrahim that someone in the neighbourhood saw him and raised the alarm. He said a boy was being searched for yesterday. Whose corpse are you carrying?”
According to Hassan, while he and others were still searching for Ibrahim, those who caught Ojo had called the police.
Said he: “The police arrived promptly and took away the deceased and Ojo to the station. People now started saying the dead boy looked like a four-and-half-year-old child. At that time, I became suspicious and went to the police station. That was how I saw my son. The police tortured the boy who killed my son. Immediately, he confessed, and nine other people were arrested in connection to the murder.
Jamiu further stated that Ojo confessed that a man named Uzor sent him to get the organs of a four or five-year-old boy. According to him, the police had seized the cloth he wore when he killed the boy and the knife found on him.
While the father of the deceased was talking to Daily Sun, a man who was simply identified as chief walked into the area and threatened the people consoling the family. According to the chief, the people there were saying so much about a boy being killed thereby tarnishing the image of the area. He threatened to deal with them mercilessly if he heard suchAGAIN. At that point, the people rose up to shout on the chief. Jamiu Hassan was so annoyed that he pulled off his outfit threatening to beat up the chief if he did not leave their house. According to a relative of the family, Aminat Taiwo, the chief claimed he was sent from the Oba’s palace, adding that the traditional ruler sent him to inform them that he would deal with the parents of the murdered boy and the sympathisers if they were not careful.
When the reporters got to the palace of the traditional ruler of the community, Onijanikin of Ijanikin, Oba Momodu Afolabi Asafa was unable to attend to our reporters. But his son, Wasiu Asafa spoke on behalf of the palace. Wasiu disclosed that Ojo Tajudeen Azeez was not normal. He said the Ibadan-born boy was well known in the area, even though the suspect had a girlfriend. Wasiu said when he first heard the story, he initially refused to believe that the boy had done such a thing.
He believed that those who used him to perpetrate such evil acts knew that the boy was more or less an imbecile. According to Wasiu, he heard Ojo was given a hundred naira to kill a boy between a certain age.
He said: “Such a thing has never happened in this area before. Children do not get lost here, so we are surprised that it happened.”
Wasiu, however, denied claims that his father, Oba Momodu Afolabi Asafa sent a particular chief to harass the parents of the deceased.
Ibrahim is survived by his parents, a brother, Allihamin, his junior sister, Hadizat and the newborn baby girl.
The body has been deposited at a mortuary. The police said the suspect is still undergoing interrogation. (the sun)

Monday, 27 July 2015

WAEC threatens to withhold results of candidates in 19 states over N4b debt

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday threatened to withhold results of candidates in 19 states who wrote the May/June 2015 West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE) over non payment of exams fees by their state governments.
The 19 states according to the WAEC Head of National Office (HNO), Mr. Charles Eguridu, owe the council over N4billion for examination fees of their candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE and also few in 2014.
Eguridu who briefed newsmen on the debt issue along side some management staff at WAEC national office, Yaba, Lagos, gave the affected 19 state governments two weeks to settle their debt and warned that the council would not release the results of their candidates if they failed to meet up the deadline.
His words: ‘’As you are aware, the council has successfully conducted the May/June 2015 WASSCE and is working assiduously to ensure that the results are released on schedule.
‘’Again, as you aware, many state of the Federation, as part of their education policy, pay the registration fees of candidates for the WASSCE, particularly in their public schools. This is quite commendable as it has afforded many indigent students the opportunity to sit our examinations and relieved many poor parents of this financial burden.
However, this obviously good gesture has come at a price to the council. As I speak to you now, we are cash-strapped as a result of the delay in off-setting the registration fees owed the council by some states. As a result, we are finding it difficult in meeting our financial obligation, particularly to our supervisors, examiners and service providers.
‘’A total number of 19 states in the country are owing the council in respect of entry fees for state government sponsored candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE. Some states also still owe the council registration fees for the May/June 2014 WASSCE.
‘’We have written to the affected states governments without any response. The poor response of debtor states is threatening the smooth operations of the council.
‘’We, therefore, want to publicly plead with the affected states to off-set the registration fees of their candidates as soon as possible, as we cannot guarantee that the results of their candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE will be released along with others.’’
Speaking further on the debt issue, the HNO said the council wrote to the affected states six months ago and only one responded but crave the indulgence of the press to withhold the names of the 19 states involved.
Eguridu however warned that at the expiration of the two weeks ultimatum for the affected states to off-set the debt, he would be forced to make the names public when releasing the results of the May/June 2015 WASSCE.
When pressed further by newsmen to reveal names of the affected states, Mr. Eguridu explained that the states owing the council over N4billion cut-across the six geo-political zones noting ‘’we want to give the states benefit of doubt. You know some these states have new governors. So, we want to give the new governors some time to off-set the registration fees for their candidates’’.
According to him, ‘’when the states requested to be granted credit, we allowed them. It has been the practice for a long time. WAEC does not have another avenue to source for funds to run its operation. We are still owing many of our examiners and supervisors because of the non payment by the 19 states’’.
He traced the debt situation to the current melt down affecting the states and hoped the old/new governors would pay the May/June 2015 WASSCE registration fees to avert the withholding of their candidates results.
The HNO assured parents and the over 1.2million candidates that sat for the May/June 2015 WASSCE that the results would be released in two weeks time even as he praised the examiners, supervisors and WAEC staff for ensuring the successful conductor and marking of the answer scripts within the stipulated time.
Eguridu used the opportunity to inform Nigerians that the council discovered two fake website that post fake questions to attract candidates thereby defrauding them of huge sum of money.  He said the website syndicate operate from Badagry and Ekpoma.
The WAEC boss revealed that those involved in the fake website to deceive candidates were arrested and are being prosecuted. He warned candidates not to patronize operators of such fake website noting ‘’in last five years, our questions have not been compromised because of several mechanism put in place’’.  (The sun)

8 pupils, pregnant woman drown in Akwa Ibom State

small river known as Atang River in Nsit Atai local government area of Akwa Ibom State has consumed eight pupils and a pregnant woman, who were trying to negotiate the wooden bridge constructed over it.
The eight pupils were said to have returned from a primary school in their village known as Ikot Abia-Enyie but perished in the river, which volume had increased due to heavy rains that fell between the morning and afternoon on that fateful day.
The river is said to have cut the village into two; with all the facilities in the area – a health centre, a primary school and a secondary school, located at one side of the river, while the other section is left with only the residential houses forcing the inhabitants to make the deadly journey each time they need to access medical and health facilities.
The chairman of the village council, Chief Etop Umanah, told Daily Sun at the weekend that the pupils drowned in the water following the downpour which led to the river overflowing its BANK
Umana said, it has now become a tradition for parents and husbands to wait at THE BANK of the river for their children and wives to cross the river to the other side so as to prevent a recurrence of the tragedies.
He revealed that in the preceding year, three pupils and a pregnant woman died in the same river. The pupils, he noted, were returning home from school, while the pregnant woman was on her way back from the health center.
“This village, Abia- Enyie lost eight children to Atang River this year as they were returning from school following a downpour which aided the river to overflow its BANK. Last year, we lost three pupils and a pregnant woman in the same manner.
“The village is one vil­lage; it is split by this river. All the facilities of this village – a health centre, a primary school and a secondary school are all sited at the other side of the river. We cannot stop the children from going to school,” he said.
The state Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr. Ekong Sampson, told journalists that the Akwa Ibom State Government was ready to end not only the pupils’ death, but also all the deaths associated with Atang River.
According to him, it pained the government to see Akwa Ibom children perishing in river as he assured the people that government would embark on remedial measures to end the carnage before work on the bridge would start.
“That is why I have personally chosen to come here. I am really touched by what I have seen. We will make every effort to ensure that infrastructure is brought to this commu­nity and to every other ru­ral space in the state. And our approach is to go there and see things by our­selves in order to have a first-hand preview of their problems.” he said.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Expelled medical student kills self, one other in auto crash


A final year medical student of the Benue State University, BSU, Nicholas Idoko, apparently killed himself, yesterday, in a  motor accident after being expelled.
Sunday Vanguard learned that the deceased was involved in  the accident along Abu King Shuluwa Road, Makurdi where, on top speed, he crashed a
Honda Baby Boy  car, minutes after he threatened to commit suicide following the news of his expulsio from the school got to him.
He allegedly killed himself and a pedestrian whom he ran over on the sidewalk of the road when his skidded off the road and   summersaulted severally before ending across the sidewalk.
According to one of his schoolmates who spoke on condition of anonymity, the student who, like other mates, had spent ten years in the six-year medical
course due to non accreditation of medical courses in the institution, was asked to quit the school after failing a course he carried over.
He was with his course mates when the news came to him that he should leave the school because he failed a course he carried over in a programme, after having spent ten years in the institution and also done his clinical,the mate said.
On getting the news, he threatened to kill himself, saying he would not be able to stand the shame of not making it out of school, that the trauma would be
too much for him and his parents.
So when we had that he crashed with the car along Abu King Shuluwa Road, most of us concluded that he had carried out the threat, and we feel pained because the school management acted wrongly by expelling a medical student that had spent ten years in an institution due to no fault of his.
Their decision must have forced the young man into talking his own life as he threatened; and, if on the other hand the accident occurred because his lost
control of the car, it could be because he was unstable emotionally and, in that state, it was difficult to control a car while on top speed.

The death of the student forced his mates numbering over 100 to barricade the ever busy Makurdi-Gboko highway with a coffin and bonfire alleging that the student committed suicide as a  result of his frustration after spending   10 years in the institution.
(vanguard)

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Mans Eggplant Enlarges Beyond Comprehension After Taking Sex Enhancing Drugs


The men of the Lagos State Fire service said on Saturday that they rescued a 40-year-old man from death after he used a sex performance enhancer that enlarged his joystick beyond expectation.

The Director, Mr rasak Fadipe, who made the disclosure in Lagos, said the man wore a metal ring on his peen.
The ring, according to him, was to enhance erection and ultimately enhance sexual satisfaction but turned out to swell the organ beyond his expectation.
“His experience turned sour when the peen became so erect and swollen beyond his expectation and could not come down and the ring could not be removed.
“When it became apparent that the condition was threatening his life, he rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja for help.
“The hospital invited the service to rescue the man, when they could not easily remove the ring.
“We successfully removed the metal ring in collaboration with the hospital staff at the EMERGENCY unit using our rescue tools,’’ he said.
“The incident happened at about 3.15 p.m. on Friday and it took us about 50 minutes for the operation.
“The man wore the ring to enhance his peen for sexual satisfaction, but it turned out to be a threat to his life,’’ Fadipe said. (NAN)
MIO/PDE

Source : Vanguard
 

Friday, 24 July 2015

‘I personally rate him highly!’ – Arsene Wenger insists Wojciech Szczesny has Arsenal future despite imminent Roma switch

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny still has a future at the Gunners despite his impending loan move to Roma, according to manager Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners boss is prepared to allow the 25-year-old goalkeeper to leave on a temporary basis, having signed Petr Cech from rivals Chelsea earlier this summer.
Wenger confirmed a season-long loan move to Roma is edging closer for Szczesny but he wants to see him return and believes a player he has shown faith in for some time can still produce the goods for Arsenal.
"He could go on loan to Roma. We are pretty much done - it is down to paperwork," Wenger confirmed when asked about Szczesny's future.
"As long as that is not over the line, anything can happen. Szczesny is a top-class goalkeeper we have three goalkeepers who are top. For one of the keepers, if he can play somewhere that would be good.
"I believe he will have a future at Arsenal. I personally rate him highly - you do not take a boy and put him in the first team at the age of 20.
"He already has huge experience. I don't want that experience at such a young age to be wasted."
(talkSPORT)

NYSC INTRODUCES SELF- DEPLOYMENT SCHEME

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has introduced a self-deployment scheme.
Under the new arrangement, prospective corps members can now determine where they wish to serve.
The move, according to the NYSC, is expected to curb fraud which it said is often associated with the earlier method prospective corps members deployment.
The development is part of resolutions taken at the NYSC 2015 Batch B pre-mobilisation workshop held in Kaduna.
In a communiqué released at the end of the workshop on Thursday, the NYSC said in a bid to tackle the deluge of concessional requests with which the NYSC is being inundated, prospective corps members will henceforth be given the opportunity to choose states of their choice outside their socio-cultural and linguistic areas, using ICT solution.
Given the negative implications of assigning invalid or wrong JAMB numbers to prospective corps members during the mobilisation process, corps producing institutions have been advised to always take advantage of the window of opportunity created by JAMB and regularise the admission of their graduates and advise the affected graduates to activate such numbers before presenting them for mobilisation.
For us to bring administration nearer to everybody, complaints and issues arising from the online registration from prospective corps members and corps producing institutions will henceforth be lodged with the Deployment and Relocation officers at the NYSC state secretariats for onward transmission to the ICT department for necessary action.
It was further resolved that pregnant women, nursing mothers and students engaged in postgraduate studies should not bother to enlist for service until they are free to participate effectively.

The Nation


Boko Haram plans to bomb my house, Osinbajo raises alarm

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, Thursday raised the alarm that Boko haram members were planning to bomb his house.
This came as governors of Yobe, Ibrahim Gaidem and Borno, Kassim Shetima also stated that the insurgents still occupied 5 local governments of the two states.
Osinbajo made the disclosure at the National Economic Council, NEC meeting with governors at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.
Osinbajo resumes in office The Vice President who decried the economic life of the north east in the midst of insurgency stated that public enlightenment needed to be carried out through radio and television create more awareness.
In another statement,  the presidency denied that the VP house was the targeted by Boko Haram, rather the insurgents are targeting VIPS.
He also added that pressure should be mounted on the new Service Chiefs to stem the rising tide of insurgency in the country.
Meanwhile, there was no specific mention of the house and the location.
His concerns were contained in the communique issued at the end of the meeting and made available to newsmen He said: The Vice President regretted that the insurgency has affected the economic life of the north east and the country as a whole.
He called for the council to speak as a team to put pressure on the Service Chiefs to increase their effort in fighting insurgency.
There should be increase in sensitization and education channels like radio, television.
The Vice President also disclosed that security report has it that scavengers are now being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in the house of the Vice President, the communique said.
According to the communique, Governors of Yobe, Borno, Taraba, kaduna, Gombe, Plateau and Bauchi took turns to inform the Council of security concerns in those regions, while Governors of Yobe and Borno raised the alarm of five local government areas of the two States still being in possession of the insurgents.
The governors called for increase in military deployment and provision of sophisticated military equipment in those areas, insisting that insurgents were still hiding in the Sambisa forest.
While lending his voice, Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola suggested that special economic angle should be introduced in addition to military intervention to deal with Boko Haram problem.
On Cattle rustling and banditry, NEC stated that Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai disclosed that most of the cattle rustlers were in Kumuku national part, saying that if not properly handled, it could result to another Sambisa forest.
On CBN intervention funds Giving updates on intervention funds by the Centra Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to States, NEC said it had received a presentation from the CBN governor on the update of restructuring of bank loans for the states and payment of salary arrears.
According to the communique, The governor informed the council that following meetings with banks, it was agreed that existing loans should be restructured for the minimum of 20 years while salary arrears should also be restructured for the minimum of 15 years and not exceed more than 20 years.

It added that States could opt for two options which incident the bond option which will attract market rate; and the dent restructuring option which will attract single digit rate

-(vanguard)

Birdman denies involvement in Lil Wayne shooting


A few weeks ago, Cash Money CEO Bryan 'Birdman' Williams and rapper Young Thug were named in an indictment, alleging they conspired to kill Lil Wayne over their ongoing contract dispute. Sources close to Birdman insist its not true…TMZ reports;
Birdman is finally breaking his silence on the Lil Wayne shooting, and despite police docs tying him and Young Thug to the suspect - he's denying any involvement in a murder-for-hire plot. Sources close to Wayne and Birdman confirm to TMZ what police docs insinuated ... that Birdman got a phone call on April 26, shortly after the bus was shot up in Atlanta. As we reported, police knew the call was placed between 2 phones registered to Birdman.
We're told the call came from someone in Wayne's camp who was understandably pissed, and anxious to tell Birdman what went down shortly before the shooting -- that Jimmy Carlton Winfrey had been kicked out of a club for harassing Wayne.
Winfrey was eventually arrested and charged with the shooting. Our sources say Birdman assured Wayne he was not involved in any way, and vowed to help figure out who was behind it.

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