RIVAL CULT GROUPS CLASH IN IkOSI by Bukola Adeleke

Published by Ketu Breeze Newspaper

Members of two rival cult groups, “Aiye” and “Buccaneers” were involved in a fierce clash from the middle of last week through the weekend on Owodunni Street in Ikosi.

The crisis reportedly began on Wednesday 5th of February. Following the aggressive brawl that lasted for at least five days, a pervading sense of insecurity has enveloped the area. Residents literally have their hearts in their mouths as they believe the clash poses a great threat to their peace and safety.

Fresh reports reaching Ketu Breeze as at press time had it that the crisis became magnified on Saturday night, as the fracas extended to Cele Bus Stop in Ikosi.

Reports have it that the crisis began because a member of one of the cult groups was harassed by the rival cult. This led to retaliation from the group whose member was harassed.

The crisis forced many residents of the area to remain indoors, even as many others ran helter-skelter, scrambling for their safety.

According to eyewitness’ reports, the crisis degenerated to the extent that dangerous weapons such as guns and machetes were used by both cult groups.

Ketu Breeze confirmed that one of the cultists was shot. However, it could not be confirmed as at press time whether the shot cult member survived or not.

A resident who craved anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter said people in the area had to lock up their homes and businesses because the cultists were fighting both day and night for about five days.

“There were sporadic gunshots on Thursday, February 7,” said a teacher in a school in the area who pleaded anonymity.

The police came to arrest the situation on Thursday, February 6th. However, it could not be ascertained if the police made any arrests.

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My Opinion on the Present Nigeria.

Just in; National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said that 54 per cent of Nigerian youths were unemployed in 2012.

Yesterday. EFCC said it does not have money to prosecute any corruption case against corrupt people, that it can only manage to pay salary for next month with the N2M in its acct.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of clandestinely training militias ahead of 2015 election. If someone who has been in power both as Head of State and President could say such, you can be sure there is no smoke without fire.

And if you say anything now Ijaw Youth whatever & Niger Delta Militant who should have cease to exist by now due to the amnesty offered to them by late Pres. Musa Ya’radua will hit the media to bully the entire nation.

This our President, whom we voted for is a joke, it is one of the biggest mistake we made as a people.
As an undergraduate I’m not sure of getting a job after graduation if the statistic above is anything to go by, it just bad the we the citizens do not feel that government is interested in our standard of living.
I’m sorry, it’s not that time to feel proud as a Nigerian.

– Adeyemi Olalemi

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Aviation Ministry Confirms N255m Vehicles Purchase For Oduah

The Ministry of Aviation has confirmed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority bought two bulletproof vehicles worth $1.6m (N255m) for the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah.

An online news medium, SaharaReporters, had reported on Tuesday that the armoured vehicles were delivered to the minister in August.

The medium reported that documents in its possession showed that the transaction for the purchase of the two BMW cars started in June, but the request for the delivery of and payment for them was fast-tracked between August 13 and 15, 2013.

The transaction involved the NCAA, First Bank of Nigeria, and Coscharis Motors Limited, according to the report.

The two black BMW 760 Li HSS vehicles had chasis numbers WBAHP41050DW68032 and WBAHP41010DW68044, and were reportedly delivered to the NCAA on August 13, 2013. They were received by two store managers, F. Onoabhagbe and Y. A. Amzat, who is also the agency’s head of transport.

However, the Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Aviation, Mr. Joe Obi, who confirmed the development on Wednesday, said the vehicles were purchased to protect the minister from some external threats.

He said in a telephone conversation with our correspondent, “Yes, it is true that some security vehicles were procured for the use of the office of the honourable minister in response to the clear and imminent threat to her personal security and life following the bold steps she took to reposition the sector.

“When she came on board as the minister, she inherited a lot of baggage in terms of the concession and lease agreements in the sector, which were clearly not in the interest of the government and people of Nigeria.

“And so, she took bold steps and some of these agreements were reviewed and some were terminated, and these moves disturbed some entrenched interests in the sector, and within this period, she began to receive some imminent threats to her life; therefore, the need for the vehicles.

“It should be noted that these vehicles are not personal vehicles and were not procured in the name of the honourable minister; they are utility vehicles and are for the office of the minister, and if she leaves the office, she will not be taking the vehicles along with her.”

On his part, the spokesperson for the NCAA, Mr. Fan Ndubuike, feigned ignorance of the development.

“I am not aware of anything like that,” he told our correspondent at 8.05pm on Wednesday.

The NCAA is the agency charged with ensuring the airworthiness of commercial planes flying within the country’s airspace.

The agency has been under fire lately over a series of mishaps and near crashes involving planes being operated by domestic airlines that were certified fit for flight operations by the NCAA.

There have also been rumours that the NCAA does not have enough funds to upgrade its equipment, send its employees for critical training and hire enough qualified hands, while questions are also being raised by industry watchers on the ability of the cash-strapped agency to procure such expensive vehicles.

However, the Director-General, NCAA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, had on Monday denied the claims of being cash-strapped, saying that the agency was buoyant.

He said, “We are not broke, we have been carrying out all our responsibilities and have been undertaking the training of our staff as and when due.

“I can tell you that right now, some of our staff members are undergoing training abroad and we still have others that are waiting for approval; we do not joke with training here and I challenge anyone to come up with anything otherwise to that effect.”

Meanwhile, two major air crashes have occurred under Oduah’s watch

Source: http://www.punchng.com/news/ministry-confirms-purchase-of-n255m-vehicles-for-oduah/

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