Sunday, December 30, 2012

“Men Use Me For Séx But I’m Too Fat For Love” – Girl Seeks Help

http://bekkyblog.com/2012/12/31/men-use-me-for-sex-but-im-too-fat-for-love-girl-seeks-help/

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Oyedepo’s “cynical exploitation:”, Farouk vs Otedola & more: See ourlist of the Top 12 scandals of 2012

Oyedepo’s “cynical exploitation:”,
Farouk vs Otedola & more: See ourlist of the Top 12 scandals of 2012

http://bekkyblog.com/2012/12/29/oyedepos-cynical-exploitationfarouk-vs-otedola-more-see-ourlist-of-the-top-12-scandals-of-2012/

Sunday, July 22, 2012

CORRUPTION assumes the high seat in Aso Rock

Countrymen, in the face of Nigeria becoming increasingly broke and government being disheartingly clueless on how to stem the drift down Golgotha, their 'padi padi gofment' antics apologies to Fela continues as CORRUPTION assumes the high seat in Aso Rock; Oteh gets back her seat as SEC Boss after being indicted and suspended for corruption, Kopolokun former NNPC Boss gets an Oil Block as compensation for loosing his job a few years ago to incompetence and corruption; the Ibru's too are finally compensated with an Oil Well for loosing Oceanic Bank afterall it does not matter that the Matriach of the family who ran down that Bank is an ex-convict for Stealing and corruption, it appears that sleeze, fleece and thieving is a top in the CV under GEJ. Regarding the now looted 3.2Trillion Fuel Subsidy Fund it is NOW obvious that GEJ does not give a damn. Compatriots, the litany of flaws and the incompetence of this regime is sickening, O' am sorry, lets blame Boko Haram for making it impossible for GEJ to govern, SAD. All men of goodwill MUST coalesce into a unit of CHANGE to salvage our beloved nation from the precipice. NOW is the time to make REAL the promises of democracy. May God help us. VIVA NIGERIA. - Dr. Chris Nwaokobia Jnr

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lessons From Oshiomole's Victoria in Edo

Countrymen, the landslide, oceanslide and moonslide VICTORY of Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomole over the PDP in Edo State is a testament of the peoples disapproval of the PDP and the Jonathanian era, before ranting Court-jesters and jobbers gain voice and querry what GEJ has to do with the PDP routing, let me say that GEJ a PDP President was in Edo State twice to campaign for his Guber candidate; Nemadi Sambo the Vice President was there too BUT the Edo people rejected the Party of looters, failure and non-performers. Do you yet know that GEJ's Chief of Staff Mike Ogiadhome, Mr. Fix It Anenih and the PDP Chairman in Edo State Dan Orbih all lost in their wards? May this WIND OF CHANGE sweep through our NATION effective from the NOW. May we be consistent in SAYING NO to failures in governance irrespective of Party, creed or clan. May GOD help us. Congrats to ALL MEN and WOMEN of goodwill. CHANGE BECKONS.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Gen. Andrew Azazi and the Minister of Defence, Bello Haliru Fired



Presidnet Goodluck Jonathan on Friday got angry and took very drastic decision with regards to the security leadership in the country. He has fired the National Security Adviser, his brother from Bayelsa State, Gen. Andrew Azazi and the Minister of Defence, Bello Haliru.

Our correspondents gathered from top security sources in Abuja that Mr. President has immediately replaced Gen. Azazi with retired Col. Sambo Dasuki. He is also expected to forward a new name to the National Assembly to replace Bello Haliru who was sacked as Defence Minister.

Recall that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has held the Jonathan-led administration to the ground in the last one week, almost making a mockery of the country's security tactics.

OLUFAMOUS.COM: Jonathan Sacks NSA Azazi, Defence Minister Bello Haliru

OLUFAMOUS.COM: Jonathan Sacks NSA Azazi, Defence Minister Bello Haliru

Abuja Girl Goes Topless To Prove She Has 'Pointed Breast'





In case you are wondering, the source who sent this picture confirmed that the Abuja babe in the above picture, identified as Benita invited a photographer to her house to take such pictures. (See the uncensored picture link below)

Her reason? She was said to have told her friends that a girl who works in a new generation bank was disturbing her boyfriend (some who only toasted her recently) and somehow she discovered the other girl's nude picture in her boyfriend's phone...

So, she took this picture of herself and send same to the guy, asking him to compare her nipples and that of the female banker to know who is "more hot"! Unfortunately for her, the guy ignored her and even spread the picture to his friends.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ymJF40n6qxM/T-SNbMEdgPI/AAAAAAAAGtc/n8CvNRCAooo/s280/GIRL.jpg

OLUFAMOUS.COM: Abuja Girl Goes Topless To Prove She Has 'Pointed Breast'

OLUFAMOUS.COM: Abuja Girl Goes Topless To Prove She Has 'Pointed Breast'
Abuja Girl Goes Topless To Prove She Has 'Pointed Breast'

In case you are wondering, the source who sent this picture confirmed that the Abuja babe in the above picture, identified as Benita invited a photographer to her house to take such pictures. (See the uncensored picture link below)

Her reason? She was said to have told her friends that a girl who works in a new generation bank was disturbing her boyfriend (some who only toasted her recently) and somehow she discovered the other girl's nude picture in her boyfriend's phone...

So, she took this picture of herself and send same to the guy, asking him to compare her nipples and that of the female banker to know who is "more hot"! Unfortunately for her, the guy ignored her and even spread the picture to his friends.

OLUFAMOUS.COM: Abuja Girl Goes Topless To Prove She Has 'Pointed Breast'

OLUFAMOUS.COM: Abuja Girl Goes Topless To Prove She Has 'Pointed Breast'

Azazi Axed As National Security Adviser

Azazi Axed As National Security Adviser | Sahara Reporters

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http://mobile.saharareporters.com/news-page/patrick-owoeye-aziza-axed-national-security-adviser

NEW WORD FROM UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, ABUJA

NEW WORD FROM UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, ABUJA.
Course Tittle: FARCROOK/FAFRAUD.
Course code : Otedollar-001
Course Unit: 419
1. FAROUK - To collect bribe and deny it, attributing evidence to video clip.
2. FAROUKER - A person who farouks.
3. FAROUKEE - A person who is farouked.
4. FAROUKOLOGY - The study of bribe collection and denial of evidence
5. FAROUKRACY - Goverment of bribery, by the bribe givers for the bribe takers.
6. FAROUKISM - The political ideology of bribery, corruption and cover ups
7. FAROUKIOSIS - A chronic disorder of bribery taking and denial
8. FAROUKISH - Having the appearance of, or relating to bribery and denial.
9. FAROUKISTICALLY - Carried out or done in a way that suggests a farouk.
10. Emmmmmmm!

steal more to get lesser punishment?

Court sentences man to death for stealing N1,705 cash and N400 milk.

A Jos High Court on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Obinah John, to death by hanging for robbing one Dorothy Olaniyi of N1,705.
The convict was also sentenced to death for robbing Olaniyi of two rolls of peak milk in sachets, valued at N400.
The prosecution counsel, Mr G. D. Fwonyon, who is the Deputy Director, Public Prosecution in Plateau State had told the court that John, in company with an accomplice, also named John, now at large, robbed the woman on November 18, 2005 in her shop at Gada Biu, Jos at gunpoint.-Punch newspaper

.....and one that stole Billions of Naira is accorded respect and working freely in naija? Thief na thief except now dat one rob with pen and the other with gun. However it is commonly said that pen is mightier than gun!!! Or could it be that we are saying: "steal more to get lesser punishment?"

steal more to get lesser punishment?

Court sentences man to death for stealing N1,705 cash and N400 milk.

A Jos High Court on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Obinah John, to death by hanging for robbing one Dorothy Olaniyi of N1,705.
The convict was also sentenced to death for robbing Olaniyi of two rolls of peak milk in sachets, valued at N400.
The prosecution counsel, Mr G. D. Fwonyon, who is the Deputy Director, Public Prosecution in Plateau State had told the court that John, in company with an accomplice, also named John, now at large, robbed the woman on November 18, 2005 in her shop at Gada Biu, Jos at gunpoint.-Punch newspaper

.....and one that stole Billions of Naira is accorded respect and working freely in naija? Thief na thief except now dat one rob with pen and the other with gun. However it is commonly said that pen is mightier than gun!!! Or could it be that we are saying: "steal more to get lesser punishment?"

Open this link and read a message from Boko HARAM'S spokesman on the targets in the few days and weeks to come in Nigeria

Open this link and read a message from Boko HARAM'S spokesman on the targets in the few days and weeks to come in Nigeria. This is a must read:

http://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=387106651347463&id=100484630009668&set=at.152919604766170.37823.100484630009668.100001347145309&refid=7&ref=pymk&_ft_=qid.5755998137843858542%3Amf_story_key.-4098896119576160547

Hmmm, JONAthan! Haaa GOODlock!!!!! 116 Delegates to Rio+20? God is Watching You O!!!

Hmmm, JONAthan! Haaa GOODlock!!!!!
116 Delegates to Rio+20? God is Watching You O!!!
Broze, as if your presumptuous journey to attend Rio+20 Earth Summit, Brazil at a time your country was under FIRE
was not enough, You also went with a whopping 116 Delegates, haba, broz!
Why you dey always like to fall my hand now? Remember, you promised during the fuel
Subsidy brouhaha in January, 2012 to cut government spending in all spheres.
Don't you think a 116 Delegate to a summit that will do Nigeria and Nigerians little or no benefit is rather superfluous?
E be like say you dey try prove a score or that you have something up your sleeves or that you're a typical Bayelsan, extravagant!
How else can you describe taking 116 people to a summit? What are you gonna say at the summit?
That we DO NOT flare gas in Nigeria any longer? Or that we've stopped use of generator-industrial & domestic as a result of improved electricity?
Broze, seriously, you no try at all... imagine the list
* 25 Personal Aides (for you)
* 18 Aides (for your wife, Patience)
* 2 National Assembly members
* 5 Ministers (including your very good friend, Allison-Madu)
* 2 Governors
* 63 Officials from Ministries of Environment; Foreign Affairs;
National Planning and Petroleum Resources.

Wetin broze? Haba! This is rather flabbergasting and agape nah.
When we dey hala say country no get money. Nigeria had the
highest number of delegates. Are you leaving up to your name?
JONAthan-Just On National Assignment To Harm
All Nigerians...God is surely watching you ooo...

A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS!

ANTHROPOMOPHIC NOUNS: The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar with a "Herd of cows", a "Flock of chickens, a "School of fish" and a "Gaggle of geese". However, less widely known is: a "Pride of lions, a "Murder of crows" (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens), an "Exaltation of doves" and, presumably because they look so wise, and a "Congress of owls". Now consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons? Believe it or not ... a "Parliament". A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS! I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out from the Parliament! You just can’t make this stuffs up.A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

President Jonathan’s Delegation To Brazil Is World’s Largest, At 116! |

President Jonathan’s Delegation To Brazil Is World’s Largest, At 116! |

Sometimes I think this man is up to something we dont know yet. He can not be so stupid as we think. I am beginning to think ...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

LIST OF AIRLINES OPERATING IN NIGERIA AND THEIR AVERAGE FLEET AGE

LIST OF AIRLINES OPERATING IN NIGERIA AND THEIR AVERAGE FLEET AGE

Below is a list of airlines operating in Nigeria and their average fleet age, as seen on planespotter.com , have in mind the oldest allowed in Nigeria is 22 years while Russia is 10 years.

Air Nigeria
Fleet Size: 12 Aircraft
Average Fleet Age: 13.5 years
Oldest Aircraft: 18.2 years

AeroContractors
Fleet Size: 11 Aircraft (+ 1 On Order/Planned)
Average Fleet Age: 19.7 years
Oldest Aircraft: 20.7 years

Africa Charter Services
Fleet Size: 2 Aircraft
Average Fleet Age: 32.1 years
Oldest Aircraft: 32.8 years

Air Taraba
Fleet Size: 0 (+1 on order/planned)
Average fleet age: 10.5 years

Arik Air
Fleet size: 21 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 5.5 years
Oldest Aircraft: 11.3 years

Axiom Air
Fleet size: 1 Aircraft
Fleet age: 24.5 years

Bellview Airlines
Fleet size: 2 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 31.9 years
Oldest aircraft: 33.2 years

Chanchangi Airlines
Fleet size: 6 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 25.6 years
Oldest aircraft: 30.2 years

Dana Air
Fleet size: 4 Aircraft (used to be five until Sunday’s crash)
Average fleet age: 21.4 years
Oldest aircraft: 21.7 years

First Nation Airways
Fleet size: 3 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 18.4 years
Oldest aircraft: 19.3 years

Government of Nigeria
Fleet size: 2 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 9.5 years
Oldest aircraft: 12.1 years

IRS Airlines
Fleet size: 5 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 21.6 years
Oldest aircraft: 22.5 years

Kabo Air
Fleet size: 5 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 34.5 years
Oldest aircraft: 41.3 years

Max Air
Fleet size: 6 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 24.1 years
Oldest aircraft: 25.7 years

Overland Airways
Fleet size: 2 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 22.2 years
Oldest aircraft: 25.6 years

Tradecraft Airlines
Fleet size: 1 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 25.4 years

Transky Airlines
Fleet size: 1 Aircraft
Average fleet age: 28.2 years

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Pregnant First Bank Staff - Mrs Sola Daniel Shot Dead

A pregnant woman was shot dead along Itire Road and the name on her identity card is Shade Daniels and works with First Bank, pls broadcast this message until it gets to her family.

Air Nigeria Flying Coffin - Former Executive Director

Please Avoid Air Nigeria Flight oooo! Pls Read this and Pass it on.

http://saharareporters.com/news-page/air-nigeria-flying-coffin-former-executive-director-says

Manifest of victims of Dana Air plane

updates: Manifest of victims of Dana Air plane crash -

http://goo.gl/GSrNI

HISTORY OF THE ILL-FATED AIRCRAFT:::LAGOS

HISTORY OF THE ILL-FATED AIRCRAFT:::LAGOS — There are indications that the Dana Air MC Donnell Douglas MD 83 which crashed around Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos ,yesterday has a history of worrying defaults even before original owners, US-based Alaska Airlines sold it to Dana Airlines on February 17, 2009.

According to the information from Aviation Safety Network, an exclusive service of the Air safety Foundation, the ill-fated aircraft was acquired by Alaska Airline in November 13, 1990 with registration number N944AS.

However, on November 4, 2002 the aircraft developed fault and had emergency diversion due to smoke and electrical smell in the cabin area, which engineers said was because light ballast had over heated.

Four years after, the aircraft’s health was also called to question when on August 20, 2006, it was again evacuated after landing at the Long Beach, CA due to a chaffed wire bundle that discharged and produced smoke in the cabin area again.

Apparently scared that the worst could happen, Alaska Airlines was said to have on August 21 parked the aircraft at Victorville until September 11 2008 when it carried out maintenance on it.

Eventually on February 2009 Alaska Airlines shifted the burden to Nigeria when it sold the ill-fated plane as 5N-RAM. The MD-83 was manufactured in 1983, announced go-ahead on January 31, 1983 and had first flight on December 17, 1984

It was a longer range development of the basic MD-81/82 with higher weights, more powerful engines, increased fuel capacity and longer range. It was equipped with slightly more powerful 21,000 1bf (93 kN) Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219s as standard.

The aircraft also had higher operating weights with MTOW increased to 160,000 1b and MLW to 139,500 1b. Typical range for the MD-83 with 155 passengers in around 2,504 nautical miles (4,637km).::::::::::::::

Sunday, June 3, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: CHURCH BOMBED IN BAUCHI, KILLS 10

BREAKING NEWS:
CHURCH BOMBED IN BAUCHI, KILLS 10

http://www.ipaidabribenaija.com/latest-news/read.php?id=4164

BREAKING NEWS: DANA AIR CRASHED IN LAGOS

BREAKING NEWS: A Dana air commercial aircraft from abuja to Lagos just crashed around Iju in Lagos with abouth 153 passengers onboard!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Why Has The House Of Representative’s Committee Report Been Buried?

Why Has The House Of Representative’s Committee Report Been Buried?

In January 2012, there was an awakening of the average Nigerian to his rights as a citizen and the government’s responsibility toward the people. For the first time ever, the budget was being discussed in every household, office, bar, and at social gatherings. The people for once were taking interest in the acts and inactions of their selected or elected officials. This interest arose from the removal of subsidy on fuel and Nigerians where suddenly beginning to ask where their money went to, and what it had been spent on. Many people took to the streets and demanded for accountability, transparency, proper use of funds and implementation of the budget. A lot of us stood up and claimed the reason we were on the street was about ‘MORE THAN N65′. We screamed, shouted, blogged and held firm. Then came TUC/NLC’s shameful compromise and the whole protest stuttered as a whole. People where disappointed, disillusioned, and tired. After that outing, we all pretty much went back to sleep. We resumed our lives and most of us stopped saying anything. The few who were still talking were doing so with a little less force.
What happened to all us us who were demanding for the resignation of Diezani for the role she played in the corruption in the Petroleum industry? What did we do with the famous KPMG report? What happened to our anger? Our zeal for change? What happened to the 60 day ultimatum given to Ribadu and his ‘oil revenue special task force‘? What happened to the conflicting numbers of Madam Okonjo Iweala, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, and Deazani Alison-Madueke? Why has the House of Representative’s committee report been buried? Have we uncovered the true figures of how much PMS we consume daily? Do we know the quantity of PMS we import daily, the quantity we export and at how much we sell it for? Have we uncovered how much we’have paid for subsidy in 2009, 2010, 2011 or to whom we’have paid those sums to? The answer is no.
HERE IS A REMINDER OF THINGS THAT HAVE REMAINED THE SAME:
The famous ‘CABAL‘ has not been exposed, prosecuted or stopped.
The waste in government has not reduced.
NO Petroleum Industry Bill has been passed.
Corruption has not been tackled.
The masses are still suffering.
People are still dying of hunger.
Hospitals are still in a dilapidated state.
Or roads remain death traps.
Schools teach nothing or close to nothing.
Bombs are still going off & boko haram is at large
WHAT HAS GONE WORSE? We’re paying more for fuel. We’re paying more for transportation. We’re paying more for food. We’re paying more for schools. We’re paying more in public and private hospitals. The rate of crime has gone up significantly. Political office holders are paid even more than they were before January 2012 BUT strangely, we’re talking less!
WHAT CAN WE DO? I’have always said we need to get people educated. We need to get everyone interested in government and governance. The rights of an individual and what the government owes you in return: basically, what the people government are paid so handsomely to do.
The truth is, as much as it sounds fabulous to have a few people fighting for the rights of all others, it sadly remains unsustainable. We need everyone fighting this common fight. We need the same level of participation i had with my group in January. Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions. We need people demanding answers to hard questions. We need the people in Edo, Lafia, Biu, Ore, Bende, Aba, & Duntsen-ma asking why the LG road is still bad, why the schools are in shambles, and why maternal care is crappy and where the money has gone to. We need people caring, and we need people participating. If occupyNigeria is the solution to our problem! well I have little to say to you, we need you to get up again.

Save UNILAG Action Committee

The bill for the change of name was sent to our senators today with "sth"!!!
This is now a game of "Money VS Brain".
For a start:

1. We need the direct lines of all the senators in our nation.
2. We need to visit bourdillon villa "JAGABAN" ASAP.

We also appreciate all your efforts in the present protest & the students of our prestigious UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS have resolved to commence e-Protest (i.e. via Social media, Newspaper/Newsletter, TV, etc). Since our FG tear-gased & got us injured doing our peaceful protest @ UNILAG's gate.

"We are the greatest of the greatest to the greatest Akokaites!!!! Aluta continua, and surely Victoria Ascerta"

Committees are needed;
Save UNILAG!

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Don’t judge life by one difficult season

Once there was a father who wanted to train his four sons. He wanted his sons to learn, not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfilment of your fall.

Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.

Moral: Don’t judge life by one difficult season.

Supreme Court Dismissed Petition Challenging Governor Godswill Akpabio's Election

The Supreme court this afternoon dismissed the Sen. Akpanudeghe's suit challenging the election of GOV Godswill Akpabio. In a lead judgement delivered by Hon. Justice Mary Odili,the court described the suit as lacking in merit and abuse of court process and waste of judicial time.

Justice Odili said the submission of the appellant counsel was a good academic rendition and had no consequence whatsoever.
The full panel of seven Justices chaired by Hon. Justice Chukwuma Ede were unanimous in the decision.

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Nigerian DemoCRAZY 2012

Nigerian DemoCRAZY for 2012:

Security - F9
Unity. - F9
Corruption.- A1
Health. - F9
Poverty. - C6
Educatn. - F9
Justice. - F9
Peace. - F9
Electricy. - F9

Is this DemocRacY or Crazy demonstration, let this be our prayer: God should intervene.......

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nigeria Launched Made In Nigeria Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday launched made in Nigeria energy-saving light bulbs. Apparently to avoid insinuations that the bulbs were launched because of the coming increase in electricity rates, the President said "even if we have abundant power, we need it. The whole world is changing, they are phasing out the bulbs that emit so much heat to the ones that save energy. It has nothing to do with our commitment to stabilize power in this country. we will continue to work hard to stabilize power."

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

NO COUP GAMBLE FOR NIGERIA PLEASE

No Coup Gamble for Nigeria Please

From Lagos to Kaduna From Enugu to Maiduguri From Jos to Port-Harcourt TOGETHER, We Reject Current Unprecedented Levels of Corruption And Apparent Panic Treasury Looting in Federal, State,Local Governments And Non Governmental Institutions in Nigeria.

BUT We Do Not Approve of Any Coup Gamble That Is Likely To Eventually Lead to A Violent , Wasteful, Destructive Disintegration of Nigeria.

THEREFORE We Shall Work Together to Pursue Positive Change in our Obviously Imperfect Civil Democratic Set Up To Make Life Better for ALL Nigerians.

We BEG Mr President, All State Governors, Federal and State Legislators and Three Leading Traditional Rulers from Each State to Please Coordinate and take Urgently Needed Actions to Save Nigerian People from Imminent PREVENTABLE FURTHER CALAMITIES and CHAOS.

SOMETHING TANGIBLE MUST BE DONE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE IN NIGERIA NOW.

These should include but not limited to working earnestly to :

1. Pass and IMPLEMENT laws to legally empower and finance State Police NOW.

2. Pass and IMPLEMENT laws to empower voluntary organized security intelligence and civil defence outfits at Village, Town, State and Zonal = Regional levels NOW.

3. Pass and IMPLEMENT laws that ensure public accountability by public servants to Nigerian people at all levels NOW.

4. Pass and IMPLEMENT laws that compel public servants to pursue people security and development as first priority with resources currently available.

5. Pass and IMPLEMENT laws that further guarantee freedom to political, religious and other beliefs and association for ALL who live in Nigeria.

6. Pass and IMPLEMENT laws that compel obviously orderly free and fair future Nigerian elections at ALL levels.

7. Pass and IMPLEMENT laws for TRUE FEDERALISM in Nigeria NOW.

Recognise the Six Nigerian Zones in current existence as Regional Groups of States in the Nigerian Constitution. Drop all discussion of and waste of precious resources on new predictably unviable states creation now.‬

8. Make Nigerian Federal Government Executive to be CONSTITUTIONALLY ALWAYS NATIONALLY INCLUSIVE by compelling ONE nomination by the elected state assembly from each state in a smaller Federal Government Executive .9. Work out New Equitable Revenue Sharing Formula to increase percentage allocation to all states for increased responsibilities.

10. Stop taking ALL FOREIGN LOANS for now but concentrate instead first on stopping panic treasury looting and large scale assets thefts from Nigeria.

Thank you.
From Dr Kayode Olamijulo

Monday, May 28, 2012

Latest Nigeria News and Newspapers Reports

Latest Nigerian News:

Printing of Polymer Naira Notes: Former CBN Governor Charles Soludo And A Former President Are Cited-HEDA
Communal clash: 40 feared dead, village head, 4 policemen beheaded
A far cry from Jonathan’s energy transformation
N32.8bn pension scam: Accused beg court to quash charge
Transformation agenda: The road is still too far

Kickoff Nigeria
Keshi names Enyeama skipper
Yakubu determined to leave Blackburn
Argentina shoot down Flying Eagles
Craaaaaaaack!
Nigeria out-gunned in west African derby
Keshi miffed by Eagles loss
Massive growth in Afcon viewers
Eagles stay at Metropolitan; Namibia at Channelview

Guardian Newspaper
CLO, IYM score Jonathan low, lament corruption level
Experts task media on gains of FoI Act
Ogun launches model highway, begins work on 18 roads
Jigawa council raises crime control panel
N’Delta group alleges neglect in amnesty programme
Yobe okays N2.6b for fertilizers, others
Nigeria records five new polio cases in one week
CP warns officers against extra-judicial killings, others

Google Nigerian News
Leaders to Nigerians: be hopeful - The Nation Newspaper
Chevron's Worst Year Ever, Episode 5: Nigeria - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Nigeria's President Jonathan 'must act over fuel scam' - BBC News
NIGERIA/NAMIBIA CLASH Enyeama to captain Eagles - The Nation Newspaper
STRANGE 'DEMOCRACY DAY' GIFT FOR NIGERIA's OIL MINISTER - allvoices
Nigeria oil bill to outlaw gas flaring by end-2012 - Reuters
Nigerian appointed first black police commander in London - The Nation Newspaper
Seaway Pipeline Reversal Bad News For Nigerian Oil Sales - Wall Street Journal

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Oshaniwa ready to be tested
Jigawa to keep fighting
Erelesusi laments Rising's form
Dolphins edge past ABS
Enyimba serve notice to NPL
Falcons throttle Mighty Warriors away
Argentina muzzle Flying Eagles
Ex - Ranger Adegbite leads Enyimba

This Day Newspaper
For Energy starved Nigerians, Steady Light Remains Key Priority
Vatican Leakers Say Cardinals Among Plotters in Scandal
UK Media Inquiry: Heckler Bursts in on Ex-PM, Blair
Blaze at Qatar Shopping Centre Kills 19
Euro 2012: Italy Dumps Criscito after Police Search
Spanish Debt Costs Spiral as Crisis Deepens
Oil Bill to Outlaw Gas Flaring by 2012 End
Salami’s Non-reinstatement’s an Assault on Judiciary, Says Tinubu

The Punch Newspaper
Eko Atlantic City to accommodate 250,000 residents
Lagos to reposition youth board
Lawyer asks court to quash ban on tinted glass
Don’t destroy Ojukwu’s legacies in APGA – Bianca
Ekiti shifts teachers’ test as crisis hits TUC
Stand by me, Jonathan begs Nigerians
Leadership crisis tears NLC apart
Gunmen kill four in Kano

Cybereagles
Re: IF KESHI FAILS V NAMIBIA Who SHOULD TAKE OVER?
IF KESHI FAILS V NAMIBIA WN SHOULD TAKE OVER?
Peru Coach To Keshi: Let's Meet At Brazil 2014!
'NIGERIAN' PLAYERS WHO HAVE PLAYED/WILL PLAY AT EURO?
Coaching bane of Nigeria, Akpoborie
HOW MANY 'NIGERIAN' PLAYERS WILL PLAY AT EURO 2012?

Yahoo Nigerian News
Nigeria's President Jonathan 'must act over fuel scam'
Nigeria oil bill to outlaw gas flaring by end-2012
Research and Markets: Nigeria - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview and Statistics - 2012
Citizens Donated Salaries to Liberation Struggles in South Africa - Obasanjo
U.S. ratchets down oil purchases from Nigeria
Nigeria Islamic group Boko Haram spreads fear far and wide
Gunmen kill cleric, retired prison guard in Nigeria
Aluko ready for Nigeria rebirth

Businessday Nigeria
62 stock broking firms face penalty over quarterly financials
Tampering with CBN autonomy will hurt economy - Sanusi, Ciroma, Nwankwo
Fear robs local investors as foreigners swoop on equities
Oando gains, heads for longest streak in 3 weeks
Nigerians smile to the bank after UEFA Champions League
Pensions scam: CBN indicts banks
Oando to acquire 40% participating interest in Qua Iboe oilfield
Analysts warn against amending CBN Act, question lawmakers’ motive

Nigerian Village Square
Gov. Okorocha: An Executive Kidnapper?
The Flight of Reason and Descent of Anarchy in Lagos
British War Against Nigerian Kleptocracy
Buhari: The Ego has Landed
Dr. Patrick Iroegbu: The Effect of Your Writings
Leadership, Pep Guardiola, Clarkism and 2015
Abia and the Abuse of the Monorail
A Wild Week in Lagos

Daily Trust
Jonathan orders Adoke to defray debts
Can N1 trillion tame insecurity?
Why Boko Haram suspects not arraigned — Minister
Jonathan, Tambuwal disagree at Villa
Electricity: Power plants, no gas to power
Six die in Gegu auto crash
Graduates scramble for forms at Civil Service Commission
Politicians commend female writer

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Former head of Christian Association Warns The President Against Dialogue With Boko Haram
The President And His Party’s Scorecard On Internal Democracy By Umar Ardo, Ph.D
BUHARI: The Ego Has Landed By Michael Egbejumi-David
British War Against Nigerian Kleptocracy By Remi Oyeyemi
An Open Letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria; Honourable Justice Dahiru Musdapher on the State of Election Petitions in Nigeria as it affects Benue State

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CORRUPTION PRAYER

Curruption Prayer.

Abuja– Spokesperson for President Jonathan Ebele Goodluck, Mr Reuben Abati, has responded to accusations that Jonathan and members of his cabal refused to say amen to at this weekend’s democracy day Church Service when the preacher offered a prayerful curse against corruption amongst public officials.

Speaking to reporters, Mr Abati revealed aspects of protocol that are not widely known outside Government circles, and which would explain why Mr President and ministers didn’t say Amen to the prayer by Most Reverend Peter Akinola, committing corrupt politicians to the court of God.

According to him, it is a long standing presidential protocol that during Church or Mosque services, the President only offers a fixed number of amens or amis, as the case may be.

The Reverend had offered many prayers and demanded many amens prior to the contentious one, Abati explained, the result of which was that the day’s quota of amens had been used up.

“Why?” asked the spokesperson, “would President not say amen to a prayer against corruption?”

He advised preachers, pastors, imams etc, to familiarise themselves with government protocol and to also limit the length of their prayers and sermons.

“It is the same people accusing the President of not saying amen to anti-corruption prayer that would be accusing him of favouritism if he had broken with protocol and said more amens than is allowed by constitution,” Abati said.

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First year anniversary: Jonathan’s Facebook’s friends’ damning verdict

First year anniversary: Jonathan’s Facebook’s friends’ damning verdict
 
As President Goodluck Jonathan marks his first year in office on May 29, his comment on the first anniversary on his Facebook has attracted varying degree of reactions from some of his friends and followers on the social media platform.
 His comment on the anniversary uploaded on Monday, May 14 stated thus:

“As we approach the first anniversary of this administration and because we derive our mandate from the people by the way of free and fair election, I have instructed members of the Executive Council of the Federation to render an account of stewardship to Nigerians.

“This rendering by the way of televised live ministerial briefings are ongoing and I encourage all Nigerians to watch these briefings and give me feedback on this page.

“Feedback is the synergy that is needed to make government work better for you and as I have demonstrated from inception of this page. I take your feedback into account in formation of government policy as well as the decision making process” the president wrote.
As at the time of this report, about 2,720 comments and 922 likes have been recorded on the anniversary message.  While 64 per cent of the respondents expressed their displeasure on Jonathan’s administration’s performance so far, 36 per cent gave him a pass mark but urged him to speed up his transformation agenda.
Some of the comments on the anniversary message are as follows:

Robert Akpebi: Goodluck should forget about 2015, complete your tenure and leave for more qualified person. You forgot to bring development to your home state like the abandoned East/West road.

Agare Isaac: Sir, you have failed me in the area of security, your administration has cost the death of 1,800 people, unlike our Military Heads of State. Going by this data, by 2015, about 800,000 to 1,000,000 souls would have gone.

Sufya Deen Ibrahim: Sir, you have a silver tongue like the Niger State Governor ( Talba).

Duru Vincent: One year after your Presidential pronouncement of job offer and immortalization of slain Bauchi NYSC Corp members, this promise is yet to be fulfilled.

Bisi Awoeyo: Mr. President, your anniversary gift to Nigerians like the New Year subsidy gift, is the tariff for darkness instead of light.

Opeodu Olutayo: Where is the electricity to watch the briefings?

Akan Martins: Mr. President, my regards, ministerial briefings is good, but people in the village might not be part of this.

Others include:
Ayodele David: Please, it is time you step on toes to move this country forward.

Michael Abugu: A big congratulation for job well done, we have never witness unprecedented transparency a premise upon which your government was built, your promises for renovation of refinery, railway transportation has been fulfilled. To curb insecurity, please retrain the armed forces.

Balogun Abiodun: Mr. President, it is not the. numbers of years, that matter but your legacy. You may be trying but trying is not enough. Let power be your only agenda at affordable rate. I want to assure you that Nigerians will forgive your mistakes. 
 
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Nigerian appointed first black police commander in London

Nigerian appointed first black police commander in London

Olisa, A United Kingdom-based Nigerian and a Chief Superintendent with the London Metropolitan Police, Mr. Victor Olisa, has been appointed as the first black commander for Bexley local council in London.

“Policing runs in the family and I have always wanted to be a police officer and ethnicity does not affect that” Olisa told the Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in his reaction on the appointment in London.

Olisa, whose grandfather was a police officer in Nigeria, said his focus was on the job rather than on being the ``first black’’ adding that his ethnicity never affected the way he carried out his duties.

``I consider myself first and foremost a police officer. If (being black) is an advantage, then brilliant; If it’s a disadvantage, I will have to deal with that, I can’t hide it.''

Olisa said a lot was being done to address racism within the force, adding that it was the responsibility of the force to correct wrongs and not an institution for people with racist views.  

``I am impeccably against anyone who uses racist language or behaves in a racist manner. This will not be allowed under my watch.

``I believe that everyone should be treated with dignity wherever they come from,’’ Olisa said.

Olisa, 52, born in Warri, Delta, is one of the three chief superintendents from black minority ethnic background working for the Metropolitan Police.

He started his career in Surrey Police in 1982 before transferring to the City of London Police in 1990 as detective inspector in the Fraud Squad.

After a spell at the Home Office, he transferred to the Metropolitan police in 2006 as a superintendent in Southwark Council before his recent appointment.

Retirement Age of Staff of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education (Harmonisation) Act, 2012

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT JONATHAN SIGNS AMENDED BILLS ON RETIREMENT AGE OF STAFF OF POLYTECHNICS, COLLEGES OF EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITIES AND TENURE OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF UNIVERSITIES
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has signed the Bill for an Act entitled,
Retirement Age of Staff of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education (Harmonisation) Act, 2012. This law harmonises the compulsory retirement age of staff of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education to be 65 years and exempts them from the Public Service Rule which requires a person to retire from the Public Service after serving for 35 years.
President Jonathan has also assented to the Bill for an Act to further amend the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11, 1993. The new
Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2012, limits the tenure of principal officers of universities to a single term of five years, while increasing the compulsory retirement age of staff in the professorial cadre and non-academic staff in Nigerian universities to 70 and 65 years respectively.
 
REUBEN ABATI
Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to the President
May 14, 2012.

TINUBU Attacks Jonathan, PDP Over Salami' Ordeal.- http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250&pubid=xa-4ebcf1157f12de8d

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Monday, May 21, 2012

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES

Tribune:
*How petrol stations dupe Nigerians billions of naira daily
*BOKO HARAM FUNDING: Nigeria may face international sanctions •Security beefed up in Benue as Boko Haram gives notice to strike
*How NJC’s letter gave Jonathan option on Salami •CJ assigns suit on reinstatement, hearing date today •MTN yet to respond to N1trn fraud suit
*2013 budget ready in Sept - Okonjo-Iweala

Punch:
*Labour, NBA caution FG against fuel subsidy removal
*Police warn NURTW against lawlessness in Ibadan
*Why FG can’t solve Boko Haram crisis – el-Rufai
*84 Lagos private hospitals to offer free services
Guardian:
*Lagos engages new doctors as ‘casual workers’, bans strike
*WHO Assembly urges universal health coverage
*Immigration, trade, others top Nigeria, S’ Africa commission’s agenda
*Govt to meet Labour, others over new power tariffs

Vanguard:
*SWF: Govs threaten to dump out-of-court settlement deal
*Pandemonium over threat to bomb Senate President's home
*Enugu guber poll: Court decides Chime’s fate today
*Power generation ‘ll increase by 50% in Dec – Ngige

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lockerbie Bomber Dies

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies

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Lockerbie Bombing

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Lockerbie relative: 'Sad day' Watch
Timeline of release
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing above Scotland which killed 270 people, has died at his home in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Megrahi, 60, was convicted by a special court in the Netherlands in 2001.

He was released from prison in Scotland in 2009 on compassionate grounds. He was suffering from cancer and was said to have only months to live.

When he arrived back in Tripoli, he received a hero's welcome.

His release sparked the fury of many of the relatives of the victims of the Lockerbie disaster. The US - whose citizens accounted for 189 of the dead - also criticised the move.

But others believed he was not guilty of the bombing.

Continue reading the main story
At the scene


Rana Jawad
BBC News, Tripoli
There are just over a dozen cars lining up the street outside Megrahi's house, on the outskirts of central Tripoli.

Chairs are being put up - presumably for guests who will be paying their condolences, although it is still very quiet here.

I spoke earlier today to Megrahi's brother, who said he wished his brother had lived to see the day when his innocence was proven.

Megrahi - and his family - had long maintained that he was not responsible for the Lockerbie bombing.

During Col Gaddafi's rule, many Libyans maintained that Megrahi was innocent whatever the court decided.

I have spoken to a number of Libyans since Col Gaddafi was ousted last year who believe that Megrahi was guilty.

But you still find that many Libyans say that Megrahi did not directly participate in the bombing, that he was used as a scapegoat by the former regime.

So there are mixed views in Libya on this matter.

Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora died at Lockerbie, called Megrahi's death a "very sad event".

"Right up to the end he was determined, for his family's sake... [that] the verdict against him should be overturned," said Dr Swire, who is a member of the Justice for Megrahi group.

"And also he wanted that for the sake of those relatives who had come to the conclusion after studying the evidence that he wasn't guilty, and I think that's going to happen."

Died at home

His brother Abdulhakim said on Sunday that Megrahi's health had deteriorated quickly and he died at home in Tripoli.

He told the AFP news agency that Megrahi died at 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT).

The BBC's Rana Jawad, who is outside Megrahi's home in Tripoli, says family members are making preparations to receive guests paying their condolences.

Megrahi's sister told the Libyan Wal news agency that his funeral would take place at Tripoli's main cemetery on Monday, following early afternoon prayers.

Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer, always denied any responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988.

It remains the deadliest terrorist incident ever to have taken place on British soil.

All 259 people aboard the plane, which was travelling from London to New York, were killed, along with 11 others on the ground.


Megrahi, who had cancer, died at his home in Tripoli, his brother said
Investigators tracing the origins of scraps of clothes wrapped around the bomb followed a trail to a shop in Malta which led them, eventually, to Megrahi.

He and another Libyan, Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, were indicted by the Scottish and US courts in November 1991.

But Libya refused to extradite them. In 1999, after protracted negotiations, Libya handed the two men over for trial, under Scottish law but on neutral ground, the former US airbase at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands.

Their trial began in May 2000. Fhimah was acquitted of all charges, but Megrahi was found guilty and sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in prison.

He served the first part of his sentence at the maximum-security prison at Barlinnie, in Glasgow, but was transferred in 2005 to Greenock prison.

He lost his first appeal against conviction in 2002 but in 2007, his case was referred back to senior Scottish judges. He dropped that second case two days before he was released.

No extradition
Last August, after the fall of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, Megrahi was reported to be "in and out of a coma" at his home in Tripoli.

There have been calls for him to be returned to jail in the UK or tried in the US.

But shortly after they toppled Colonel Gaddafi, Libyan rebel leaders said they would not extradite Megrahi or any other Libyan.

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Megrahi: Key dates

November 1991: Indicted for Lockerbie bombing
2001-02: Tried and convicted at special court in the Netherlands August 2009: Released on compassionate grounds and returns to Tripoli July 2011: Last known public appearance at pro-Gaddafi rally 20 May 2012: Dies at home in Tripoli Timeline: Megrahi since release
Our correspondent says that since the fall of Gaddafi, more Libyans are expressing the view that whatever happened at Lockerbie was bigger than just Megrahi, and he may have been used as a scapegoat by the regime.

Last September, it emerged that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair had raised Megrahi's case in talks with Gaddafi in 2008 and 2009 in Libya, shortly before Megrahi was freed.

At the time, Libya was threatening to sever commercial links with Britain if Megrahi was not released.

But Mr Blair's spokesman told Col Gaddafi it was a case for the Scottish authorities and no business deals were discussed.

In his last interview, filmed in December 2011, Megrahi said: "I am an innocent man. I am about to die and I ask now to be left in peace with my family."

He had previously claimed he would release new information about the atrocity but little new has emerged.

Megrahi had rarely been seen since his return to Tripoli, but he was spotted on Libyan television at what appeared to be a pro-government rally in July 2011.

Lockerbie Bomber Dies

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies

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The BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports on the life of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi
Continue reading the main story
Lockerbie Bombing

Megrahi obituary
Bomber to the end Watch
Lockerbie relative: 'Sad day' Watch
Timeline of release
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing above Scotland which killed 270 people, has died at his home in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Megrahi, 60, was convicted by a special court in the Netherlands in 2001.

He was released from prison in Scotland in 2009 on compassionate grounds. He was suffering from cancer and was said to have only months to live.

When he arrived back in Tripoli, he received a hero's welcome.

His release sparked the fury of many of the relatives of the victims of the Lockerbie disaster. The US - whose citizens accounted for 189 of the dead - also criticised the move.

But others believed he was not guilty of the bombing.

Continue reading the main story
At the scene


Rana Jawad
BBC News, Tripoli
There are just over a dozen cars lining up the street outside Megrahi's house, on the outskirts of central Tripoli.

Chairs are being put up - presumably for guests who will be paying their condolences, although it is still very quiet here.

I spoke earlier today to Megrahi's brother, who said he wished his brother had lived to see the day when his innocence was proven.

Megrahi - and his family - had long maintained that he was not responsible for the Lockerbie bombing.

During Col Gaddafi's rule, many Libyans maintained that Megrahi was innocent whatever the court decided.

I have spoken to a number of Libyans since Col Gaddafi was ousted last year who believe that Megrahi was guilty.

But you still find that many Libyans say that Megrahi did not directly participate in the bombing, that he was used as a scapegoat by the former regime.

So there are mixed views in Libya on this matter.

Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora died at Lockerbie, called Megrahi's death a "very sad event".

"Right up to the end he was determined, for his family's sake... [that] the verdict against him should be overturned," said Dr Swire, who is a member of the Justice for Megrahi group.

"And also he wanted that for the sake of those relatives who had come to the conclusion after studying the evidence that he wasn't guilty, and I think that's going to happen."

Died at home

His brother Abdulhakim said on Sunday that Megrahi's health had deteriorated quickly and he died at home in Tripoli.

He told the AFP news agency that Megrahi died at 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT).

The BBC's Rana Jawad, who is outside Megrahi's home in Tripoli, says family members are making preparations to receive guests paying their condolences.

Megrahi's sister told the Libyan Wal news agency that his funeral would take place at Tripoli's main cemetery on Monday, following early afternoon prayers.

Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer, always denied any responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988.

It remains the deadliest terrorist incident ever to have taken place on British soil.

All 259 people aboard the plane, which was travelling from London to New York, were killed, along with 11 others on the ground.


Megrahi, who had cancer, died at his home in Tripoli, his brother said
Investigators tracing the origins of scraps of clothes wrapped around the bomb followed a trail to a shop in Malta which led them, eventually, to Megrahi.

He and another Libyan, Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, were indicted by the Scottish and US courts in November 1991.

But Libya refused to extradite them. In 1999, after protracted negotiations, Libya handed the two men over for trial, under Scottish law but on neutral ground, the former US airbase at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands.

Their trial began in May 2000. Fhimah was acquitted of all charges, but Megrahi was found guilty and sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in prison.

He served the first part of his sentence at the maximum-security prison at Barlinnie, in Glasgow, but was transferred in 2005 to Greenock prison.

He lost his first appeal against conviction in 2002 but in 2007, his case was referred back to senior Scottish judges. He dropped that second case two days before he was released.

No extradition
Last August, after the fall of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, Megrahi was reported to be "in and out of a coma" at his home in Tripoli.

There have been calls for him to be returned to jail in the UK or tried in the US.

But shortly after they toppled Colonel Gaddafi, Libyan rebel leaders said they would not extradite Megrahi or any other Libyan.

Continue reading the main story
Megrahi: Key dates

November 1991: Indicted for Lockerbie bombing
2001-02: Tried and convicted at special court in the Netherlands August 2009: Released on compassionate grounds and returns to Tripoli July 2011: Last known public appearance at pro-Gaddafi rally 20 May 2012: Dies at home in Tripoli Timeline: Megrahi since release
Our correspondent says that since the fall of Gaddafi, more Libyans are expressing the view that whatever happened at Lockerbie was bigger than just Megrahi, and he may have been used as a scapegoat by the regime.

Last September, it emerged that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair had raised Megrahi's case in talks with Gaddafi in 2008 and 2009 in Libya, shortly before Megrahi was freed.

At the time, Libya was threatening to sever commercial links with Britain if Megrahi was not released.

But Mr Blair's spokesman told Col Gaddafi it was a case for the Scottish authorities and no business deals were discussed.

In his last interview, filmed in December 2011, Megrahi said: "I am an innocent man. I am about to die and I ask now to be left in peace with my family."

He had previously claimed he would release new information about the atrocity but little new has emerged.

Megrahi had rarely been seen since his return to Tripoli, but he was spotted on Libyan television at what appeared to be a pro-government rally in July 2011.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My BlackBerry!

You hold me with both hands as gently as u could be.

You ensure that I am always with you.

If I fall you are afraid of my injury.

I always have your undivided attention, you get upset if others disturb our time together.

U can never forget me in a taxi & u won't let me go unlike my old friends nokia, sony and samsung that u would proudly just hand over.

When u eat, I'm beside u.

When u sleeping, my head is by ur pillow.

When I scream u rush and pick me like an egg.

When I feel low, you make every effort to recharge my battery.

When I am hungry, you fill me with airtime.

You buy me all sorts of clothes to cover my precious skin.

And if I make u feel like a cowboy u strap me to ur waist or jeans.

Every month you ensure that you set aside the money, to buy me bundles (of love).

You upgraded me from my friends nokia, sony and samsung to a Curve, Bold & Torch.

You rush home from work and spend quality time with me; not really bothered to make a conversation with those at home.

You can sit up with me for hours and smile at me, yet I have no humanly emotions; sometimes I make u laugh that ppl think u are mad.

I watch your wife/hubby or your bf/gf who envies our time together.

But dearie...
I appeal to you. Your life is wasted because of me. Take some time, leave me aside and Sort out issues that are important to you because I may love you as much as you do love me but I'm just a blackberry,

5 Things That Helped Chelsea to the Champions League Glory

5 Things That Helped Chelsea to the Champions League Trophy

Chelsea survived missed penalties and missed chances on the way to glory while the interim manager proved inspired.

1. MISSED PENALTIES
Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou and then Arjen Robben at the Allianz Arena; two spot-kicks that should have sunk Chelsea but instead failed to hit the net and kept their dreams of European glory alive.

2. MISSED CHANCES
Napoli, Barcelona and Bayern Munich created enough chances in their respective ties with Chelsea to have each won the Champions League10 times over, but they were crucially wasteful, Barcelona especially.

3. WELL-TIMED STRIKES
The margin of victory over Barcelona was fine and, as such, the closing seconds before half-time in both legs of the semi-final tie should be cherished by Chelsea. Didier Drogba scored in that period at Stamford Bridge before Ramires did the same in the return game.

4. SACKING SAVIOUR
The firing of André Villas-Boas after just nine months as manager looked like another reckless move by Roman Abramovich, but he will reflect on that decision with huge satisfaction now. Roberto Di Matteo came in and galvanised the squad towards its greatest moment. The change was an inspired one.

5. DEADLY DROGBA
In what is set to be his final season at Stamford Bridge it was perhaps written in the stars that the Ivorian would make a final, decisive impact.