Tuesday, 29 April 2014

CONDOLENCE REGISTER FOR AMAKA IGWE: YOUR MESSAGE IS VALUABLE

Amaka Igwe
 Mrs. Amaka Igwe, died yesterday in active service. She, together with her husband, was the brain behind CHECKMATES and FUJI HOUSE OF COMMOTION, two renown TV series that took the Nigerian viewers by storm. Both old and young can relate to either or all of these soap operas.

Her death was confirmed by the  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja, where Mr Agility Onwurah, Chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Abuja Chapter, had said,

“Amaka had gone to Enugu in company of her husband for a pre-production preparation for a new Igbo soap when the sad incident occurred.
Amaka Igwe at work

Amaka and a Crew member

“She suffered asthmatic attack and was immediately rushed to a hospital, but died before getting there.

“Amaka is survived by her husband of 21 years, Charles Igwe, three children, and an aged mother.

An excerpt from her biography reads that she "...was also the driving force behind BOBTV an acronym for the Best of the Best African Film and Television Programmes market and CEO of Amaka Igwe Studios an outfit that is best known for dropping off quality television and video offerings, Amaka Igwe’s vision of providing a common access point for good and authentic movies and television programmes led to her conceptualizing and eventual staging BOBTV, an annual event that has clearly facilitated the buying and selling of audio-visual content, the brokerage of production deals as well as the facilitation of world class skill transfer and training for African producers".   

We cannot really say enough of this Nollywood Icon, but the little we can say will go a long way to encourage the husband, mother and three children she has left behind. Please, sign in your name and your message in the space for comment below. Long live Charles Igwe and the children! Long live Nollywood!


Amaka Igwe

Sunday, 27 April 2014

BIRD FALLS INTO GUTTER, TURNS INTO A WOMAN IN LAGOS



Early Friday morning, a "bird," as alleged fell into the tiny opening of a deep gutter near Ojuelegba in Surulere, Lagos. After a while, a female human being was stretching her hands through it and calling for help. Soldiers from the nearby Abati Barracks were called upon and they rescued her. 
It was alleged by witnesses that this woman must have flown as a bird for a "Witch" meeting and got trapped in the gutter. But the woman could not explain how she got there. However, she confessed to being a witch and that God had sent her there so she could confess.




Crowd gathered almost immdiately as is usually the case in Nigeria during any incident, and many opinions were made open. Some said that  the woman was on her way from Oshogbo, Osun State, south-West of Nigeria, but got drained by the rain. (But how did she get into the gutter?). Others said she is a witch, who had come for a mission as a bird, and on trying to transform back to human, something went wrong.

An eye witness who chose to write with hidden identity said, "This is real ooo! I was dir dis morning on my way cumin bac frm yaba, she is truly a witch, ppl came down frm d bus so I did tu, n she said she stays at ikire at osun dat dey came for a meeting here in lag. it was as if I was watching nollywood film ni, wonders shall never end." (I hope you do understand this social media English the witness used).

The woman was actually questioned before being rescued but all she could say, with tears was, ''Please I need water, help me''. 
After a welder had helped to cut the barriers and then a man went into the gutter and brought her out completely naked, she said, "My name is Amudat Jimoh, It was God that sent me here, He (GOD) said I should confess my sins so that I don't die, please I need water to drink, help me, I don't know how I found myself here, please help me..."

She was later moved away for medical attention by a Lagos State ambulance. 
This is yet another mystery that needs to be solved. If this woman is mentally okay, spiritually, is she? But spiritually occurrences like this are subjective, hard to prove with facts, and many will surely find it hard to believe that in 2014, humans can still fly as birds. Is this just another African, or Nigerian  story? We hope the woman will be properly and holistically taken care of, so to get the best info from her and be rehabilitated.

But one question I want  to ask is: Did anyone really see a bird flying, crawling or falling into that gutter?

JET PLANE IN FLORIDA RUNS INTO A POND





This Jet, a Cessna 525, went off   to the end  of the runway and rolled  into a pond in Florida on the morning of Saturday, 26th April, 2014 according to the Federal Aviation Administration, USA.

Three people were aboard but all got out safely, reported NBC station WESH in Orlando.

Report has it that "a towing company removed the aircraft from the pond near Port Orange".

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

JOB VACANCIES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU

A recruitment consulting firm announces that two companies are currently seeking highly skilled HR professionals to take up various strategic positions in their organisations.


CLIENT ONE

Our client is primarily a HR Advisory & Training Services services firm.


1. Job Reference: SRC1

Job Title: Senior Recruitment Consultant


Responsibilities

• Use appropriate media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates and employers.

• Manage Employment Services.

• Headhunting - identify and approach suitable candidates who may already be in work.

• Receive and review applications, manage interviews and create a shortlist of candidates and send to clients.

• Request references and check the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client.

• Review recruitment policies to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes.


Requirements Minimum of 8 years experience with at least 5 years in recruitment. A relevant University degree. Professional membership of CIPM, SHRM, CIPD is desirable.


CLIENT TWO:

Our client is an FMCG with an exciting strategy of expansion and growth. In order to implement and lead this strategy they are looking to appoint highly skilled HR professionals to take up various HR positions in their organisation.


1. Job Reference: HR1

Job Title: Head, Resourcing


Responsibilities

• Responsible for HR activities in the areas of manpower planning, recruitment, induction, placement, performance management,

training and development, career development, succession planning, diversity and exit management.

• Assists to design and implement initiatives to attract, develop and retain required skills, as well as maintain a healthy pool and flow of talents.


Requirements A relevant degree with 6 to 10 years experience in related HR role is required


2. Job Reference: HER1

Job Title: Head, Employee Relations


Responsibilities

• Responsible for HR activities in the areas of employee relations, communication, motivation and discipline.

• Ensure compliance with workplace statutes (medical, employee compensation), HSE standards and modern employment practices

• Update & drive company policy on equal opportunity, inclusion and work-life balance, including facilities allocation and adequacy


Requirements A relevant degree with 6 to 10 years experience in related HR role is required


3. Job Reference: HCB1

Job Title: Head, Compensation & Benefits


Responsibilities

• Responsible for HR activities in the areas of compensation & incentives, salary administration and pension.

• Payroll administration for expatriate staff, HR reporting and managing statutory matters.


Requirements A relevant degree with 6 to 10 years experience in related HR role is required


4. Job Reference: HRBP1

Job Title: HR Business Partner,


Responsibilities

• Manages the Human Resources function and day-to-day HRM activities in specific Business Unit, especially recruitment and

performance management.

• Provides timely input for payroll run, and implements employee motivation and related programs.


Requirements

A relevant degree with 4 to 5 years experience in related HR role is required


5. Job Reference: MHCD1

Job Title: Manager, Human Capital Development


Responsibilities

• Responsible for HR activities in the areas of performance management, training and development, career development, succession

planning, diversity and exit management.


Requirements

A relevant degree with 3 to 5 years experience in related HR role is required


6. Job Reference: MPL1

Job Title: Manager, Payroll-Local


Responsibilities

• Responsible for timely recording, computation of local payroll, allowances and incentives.

• Supervises staff loans and other

deductions. Manages pensions & retirement plans.

• Conducts salary benchmark research.


Requirements

A relevant degree with 3 to 5 years experience in related HR role is required


7. Job Reference: MHRA1

Job Title: Manager, HR Admin


Responsibilities

• Responsible for HR activities in the areas of employee records/data management, HSE, leave, transfers, Employee Handbook and discipline.

• Manages general administration to facilitate efficient work environment.


Requirements

A relevant degree with 3 to 5 years experience in related HR role is required


8. Job Reference: HREO1

Job Title: HR Executive, Operations,


Responsibilities

• Manages the day-to-day operations of HR Department, especially, junior staff recruitment and induction, discipline and grieviances.

• Manage employee communication and policy rollouts.


Requirements

A relevant degree with 2 to 4 years experience in related HR role is required


9. Job Reference: HRER1

Job Title: HR Executive, Records,


Responsibilities

• Manages the day-to-day records of employees and related activities, especially personnel data and physical records.

• Provide timely data for payroll run, and report analysis of pay and efficiency ratios.


Requirements

A relevant degree with 2 to 4 years experience in related HR role is required


10. Job Reference: HRC1

Job Title: HR Clerk,


Responsibilities

• Receives and processes day-to-day HR documents, some of which are of a confidential nature.

• Directly responsible for routine

information storage and retrieval, data assembly and analysis.


Requirements

An OND from a recognised Institution with at least 2 years experience in a clerical role is required. Must be computer literate with a sound knowledge of MS Office Suite


How to apply

Please send qualified CVs to recruitment@kendorconsulting.com indicating reference numbers. Applications without reference will not be processed. Application deadline is 06/05/2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

MAMUZEE TWINS ATTACKED BY ROBBERS, HOSPITALIZED


Mamuzee - attacked by robbers in Gwagwalada


The Mamuzee


Criminal activities go on unabashed in most part of the country. This morning armed robbers have reportedly attacked the musical duo and twin brothers, Mamuzee. The Ijaw brothers said they were on their way from the Immigration office in Gwagwalada when the men of the underworld pounced on them inflicting injury on them after smashing their car screens. In their own words:
"We where attacked by armed robbers on Gwagwalada road, Abuja while coming back from the immigration office today they shot at us ,shattered our car, we are at the hospital now, please just help us thank God for His protection! We thank The Lord! MamuZEE TwiNs"


The security situation in the country has been a great challenge, but the relevant forces are working to overcome it. It appears they are overwhelmed by this as bitter tales of such attacks prevails. Last week, robbers, numbering about 60 reportedly attacked a chain of streets in Mushin, a densly populated area of Lagos. Their operations lasted for close to seven hours without any police intervention. They allegedly raped, robbed and destroyed vehicles parked along the streets.
The Nigerian Policemen are underpaid, ill-equipped, and their number are too few to successfully police the most populous Black nation of the world.





Sunday, 20 April 2014

BOKO HARAM LEADER DARES AND INSULTS JONATHAN, OBAMA AND THE UN

Not too long after the Nyanya bomb blast which killed over a hundred people, Abubakar Shekau, alias Darul Tawheed, the dreaded leader of the Islamic Terrorist group, Boko Haram, is alleged to have claimed responsibility for the attack in a video he released on Youtube. He said the Nyanya attack was a minor one compared to what the terrorist group plans to do against President Jonathan, Nigeria, Infidels (Christians) and all Muslims that associate with the Christians. Below is his speech, in which he dared and insulted President Jonathan, Obama and the United Nations:

“Let the world know that we were responsible for the bombing within Abuja in an area called Nyanya. (President) Jonathan you are a lame duck. Jonathan, you are now too small for us; we can only deal with your grand masters like Obama the president of America…even they cannot do anything to us… we are more than them.

“Yes we did it; we carried out the attack because you kill Muslims in Plateau; you kill Muslims in every country of the world. Why don’t you global tyrants talk when Muslims are killed in Afghanistan? Why don’t you talk when Muslims were killed in Iraq? And they are still being killed. Why don’t you talk when Muslims are killed in the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, and now Yemen, Mali, Azerbaijan, Shishan, Pakistan?

“Why were you not complaining when our Muslim brethren were killed in Plateau, their wives were forcefully taken and raped, and if they give birth, their children were being killed? So because of that tiny incident that happened in Abuja, everybody is out there making an issue out of it across the globe.

“We want you, Jonathan, to know that we are worshipping only God that is why we are always victorious in all our attacks; stupid fellow like you; if you are that wise, why is it still very difficult for you to locate where we are up till date despite the fact that we are within Nigeria. Look at us we are right within your city; and you don’t even know how to find us. Let me tell you now; I am here very close to you; I dare you to get me, if you can.

“You cannot do anything. Remember that this is the exactly the fifth year that you boasted that you were going to finish with us in just three months; so we are not bothered with any further boasting that you will make now because what you cannot accomplish in five years, is very difficult to achieve now, never!

“We will not stop until our aim is achieved; so everyone that calls himself a muslim should stop obeying the constitution, should leave democracy, should stay away from western education.

“We are the bombers of Nyanya; yes we are the bombers; if you really want to know who did it, let me tell you now; it was Shekau that did it.

“This is me, Abubakar Shekau whose turban you don’t like seeing; whose armoured shirt you so much hate; this is my usual gun with which I kill. Get more annoyed, because I am still here; yes, I am the Shekau that does not like Christians, and I don’t like Muslims that relate with Christians.

“We have been commanded by Allah not to associate with infidels because they cannot be trusted until they accept your religion. So you cannot say you are a believer and then you go and follow democracy; we cannot allow you to ridicule the religion of God; never!

“I am not afraid of death; and I pray that God should let me be killed by an unbeliever so that I can gain His paradise. We don’t love this sinful world of yours; we want to die and go to the presence of Him who created everyone so that we can enjoy ourselves.

“I don’t care if you call me a liar, a mad man or a stupid person; all I know is that you all are ignorant.

“We are the ones that carried out the Abuja operation and every other recent attacks. Today whereever you are, if you don’t follow the way of Allah, these calamity will befall you. Jonathan if you don’t repent and follow the path of God, you will find yourself alone before your creator.

“Yes I am the dreaded Shekau; the one even Obama fears; not even Obama, even if Pharaoh were alive today he would reckon with me (laughing). To hell with the United Nations, to hell with Ban ki Moon; to hell with Obama. Yes we did the bombing in Nyanya; we did it”.

We await the Federal Government's response to this.

BREAKING NEWS: PASTOR KUMUYI BREAKS DOWN IN DEEPER LIFE CAMP

The General Overseer of Deeper Life Christian Ministry has reportedly broken down in health at the ongoing Deeper Life Easter Retreat. It is reported that his health challenge had deteriorated during this programme and that the aging clergyman "... could not take the morning Faith Clinic on Saturday because of his health condition. He broke down during the ongoing retreat and was rushed to the hospital, he is currently under treatment".
 
The members are told to pray for his health as the retreat, titled,  "Living in His Victory and Destined to Win" continues. According to a source, a member of the church, “We were told to pray for his strength, which we have been doing, but he didn’t minister throughout yesterday, a development which has sent every member panicking.”
we are also wishing him God's strength and healing.

MUMA GEE DELIVERS TWIN BABIES


The delectable singer, Muma Gee and her husband Prince Eke have been delivered of a set of twins on Friday, the 18th of April. Both parents and babies are doing fine. 

Muma Gee got married to the Nollywood actor, Prince Eke in 2011 and all eyes had been on her tummy expecting the protrusion. It finally came last year, but little did the poking "eyes" know the double blessings in her womb. Now, they are blessing with a set of twins - a boy and a girl. This is what is called "BOGOF", Born One, Get One Free. Congratulations Muma and Eke.
Prince Eke and Muma Gee
Prince Eke and Muma Gee during traditional wedding

Prince Eke and Muma Gee


Pregnant Muma Gee

Friday, 18 April 2014

BREAKING NEWS: CHRIST BEARER, AN AMERICAN RAPPER, CUTS OFF OWN PENIS

Christ Bearer - cuts off his penis

The American Rapper, known as Christ Bearer and said to be attached to the Wu-Tang Clan is reported to have cut off his own penis and later jumped from the second floor balcony of a building. He is now in hospital in Los Angeles, the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Many US media report that the  police were called to an apartment in North Hollywood on Wednesday at around 01:00 local time.

Christ Bearer, a 40-year old  rapper with band Northstar, is said  to have attempted suicide. His real name is Johnson Andre. He was discovered by the rap collective and performs as a duo with artist Meko under the name Northstar. The rappers have "a much coveted spot in the Wu family", says the Wu-Tang website.

It is the opinion of many that it would be difficult to reattach his penis.



NAIJA WAHALA

To write JAMB = Boko Haram
Go Immigration recruitment. = Stampede
You University = Strike
You no go school = Poverty
You wan travel by air = Plane crash
By sea =Militants and sea pirates
You travel by road = Accident
You go out to relax = Kidnappers
You go Bank = Armed Robbers
To enter bus for Nyanya Motor park Abuja =
Bomb blast
You vex use leg go village = WitchCraft
You dey house = No light
You go work = Low Salary
I dey room = Konji
To marry nko? = No money.
Which kind wahala be this  na? Eh?'
I tire o!!!!!!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

BUHARI TO SUE PDP, IF...

Retired Gen. Buhari
”I cannot sit back and allow my image, and that of my political party be smeared by falsehood in the name of politics.”

Above were the threatening words of Retired General Moh'd Buhari on Thursday. The soldier turned politician is threatening to sue PDP for contantly referring to him in connection with Boko Haram, and lately, the accusation by OlisAh Metuh, the PDP media person, that APC was behind the Nyanya bomb blast that killed scores of people and injured over a hundred.

Buhari is giving the PDP a seven days ultimatum to render an unreserved apology and retract its early statement accusing APC of links to the bomb blast.

HELEN AKPABIO GOES WITCH-HUNTING IN UK; MAY BE DEPORTED

It had been easy for her in Nigeria to declare a child a "witch" and go unchallenged, mainly due to our belief in superstitions, or the respected for "men/women of God". Allegations have it that in Uyo and Calabar, Helen Akpabio, the witch hunter as she is popularly known had branded some children "witches" and the community has descended on such children and murdered them. But such would never be tolerated in the UK, where the Evangelist is currently spreading her ministry of "delivering children from witchcraft".

Evangelist Helen Akpabio, a former Nollywood actress, was reported to have preached that, “If a child under the age of two screams in the night and cries and is always feverish with deteriorating health, he or she is a servant of Satan.”

This declaration, however did not go down well with the The Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network, WHRIN,  the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and the International Humanist and Ethical Union, IHEU, who have duly complained to the Home Secretary, even demanding that Evangelist  Ukpabio be deported, and probably banned from reentering the UK, citing the U.K. Immigration Act 1971. The groups aver that "Ms. Ukpabio’s presence in the U.K. was not conducive to the public good" 

It could be recalled that the UK government has moved swiftly to block entry to the UK for Islamic preachers whose presence are considered as harmful to the public good, Akpabio may be the first African pentecostal preacher to be cited under this law to face such measure. The cases of Victoria ClimbiƩ and Kristy Bamu were cited as examples "where witchcraft beliefs played a role in the horrific torture and murder of children."

“It is important that the UK authorities send a message to the world that branding children, or anyone, as a witch is beyond the pale.”says Bob Churchill, of the IHEU.

Monday, 14 April 2014

PLAYING SCRABBLE DURING NATIONAL CONFERENCE?

The Vice-Chancellor who love Scrabble game
Some weeks ago, the photo went viral on the social media with the tag of a National Confab delegates playing computer game during deliberations. Most people who saw it hulled all sorts of negative words at him. Well, the man, a Vice-Chancellor,  in the picture recognized himself and responds thus:
"Yes, indeed, I know the person, because I am the one. I have responded to some of the blogs on the matter. The truth is this activity was done during the lunch break between 2-4 pm. As soon as the Chairman calls the meeting to order, I switch off my computer. Is there any rule against spending my free time as I like? Moreover, is there anything wrong, if others engage in reading newspapers and talking with others during their free time, and I prefer engaging in activities, I consider more useful to my development, such as using scrabble to improve my word power and discover new words?. Indeed, I often play against the best in the world, world champions, and I have been beaten many times. But in the process I learnt new words, their meanings and improve my written and spoken language."
Obviously, the media guys that originally posted it didn't make it clear to their gullible readers that it didn't happen during active session, and many others who re-posted never did their home work as professionals to dig deeper.

BOMB BLAST HITS NYANYA NEAR ABUJA, FCT, NIGERIA

 A early morning Bomb Exlosion today rocked the El-Rufai Luxury buses area of Nyanya Car Park killing scores of people. It is reported that over 200 people must have lost their lives and many injured. The blast occurred while workers were boarding vehicles or already on their way to work. Eye witnesses said there was a car carrying passengers which drove into park from where the explosion was suspected to have occured. 

Another eye witness who was leaving for work said ... they (the dead) are more than 200, and more are still dying, and the man that carried out the plot was carrying passengers in his car.."

Nyanya is a major satelite town bordering Abuja and Nassarawa State. There is a high concentration of government workers and business people in that city. Many are said to have been affected while running for their dear lives as they  were been knocked down by confused motorists. Other victims were those on the pedestrian bridge who were brought down by the explosion.  The relevant Aid group -  NEMA, Fire Service, RED CROSS, etc., are already on ground to give a helping hand.

The activities of terrorists in Nigeria have increased since the begning of this year, and has grown worse in the past few weeks. They operate, raid, kill massively in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria where emergency rule had to be imposed. But now, they have moved closer to the seat of Government. 

The terrorist some weeks ago attacked the SSS HQ where their members were been held. This and other incidences of bomb blasts and massacre of innocent lives have called to question if the Nigerian Armed Forces are capable of containing these heartless Islamic Militants. Where are the Military Intelligence of this country? How effective is their surveillance? The Nigerian government has to do more than it is doing now to curb this menace. Innocent Nigerians need not continue to die.






Saturday, 12 April 2014

MISS-K BRINGS A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR AT THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL MARKET FORUM 2014 !

Miss-k attended the Nigerian Capital Market Forum 2014, lighting-up the room, bringing a touch of glamour, wearing summery colours, where she met with some of her friends, Bankers, Royalty and Oil & Gas tycoons, amongst others.


Miss-k & Director of Event Mrs Samuel


Miss-K & Friend  Oscar Onyema
Nigeria Stock Exchange CEO


Miss-k & Prince Nwafor orizu 




Thursday, 10 April 2014

THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR DIES AT 54

The Ultimate Warrior, dies at 54
The American Professional Wrestler famously known as The Ultimate Warrior died on Tuesday, three days after he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame.

His real name is James Hellwig, born June 16, 1959, Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States, and his career "spanned 13 years, from 1985-98, and included three stints in the then-WWF. His most memorable run came from 1987-91. He came back for short stints in 1992 and 1996"


The report about his death says Warrior collapsed while walking with his wife, Dana, to their car at the Gainy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday. "The Scottsdale Fire Department transported Hellwig to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead soon after arrival."


It is assumed a catastrophic medical condition caused his death, but investigation is still on.

Ultimate Warrior was extremely muscular, had a long, shaggy hair and a colorful face paint. Hulk Hogan was his greatest professional rival. He also feuded with the then-WWF's biggest star, Randy "Macho Man" Savage. He defeated Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become champion, and was also an ex-Intercontinental champion".
Our condolence goes to The Ultimate Warrior's wife and other family members.

The Ultimate Warrior
Ultimate Warrior in the Ring
Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan

Sunday, 6 April 2014

PASTOR CAUGHT PANTS DOWN WITH A SOLDIER'S WIFE

Sign post of the Maximum Deliverance Church
I once asked what one should do if a soldier snatches a civilian's girl friend. Some say, just let go while others say beg the soldier man. Now, The Senior Pastor and general Overseer of Maximum Deliverance Church, Pastor John Simon, a civilian, has been sleeping the wife of a senior military man who he was supposed to minister to, to meet her spiritual needs. The military man had been suspecting the man of God, but being their spiritual head, he was careful not to confront him. But he did the needful by asking some police men to secretly monitor the activities and movement of his wife and this popular pastor. It was during this clandestine assignment that the pastor was caught pants down with the wife of the Military man. 
 
The "man of God" in his defense was reported to have said that he was casting out some demons and he needed her to be naked for the demons to flee.  The police said there were two other women in the pastor's bedroom. Some people are of the opinion that  the women didn't usually know when they are doing things with the pastor as a result of "charm" or something else used on them.
Pastor John Simon caught pants down

Thursday, 3 April 2014

RITUALISTS OR SECURITY GUARDS? THE FRANZAKI NIGHT OF TERROR.


Machete Cuts on James
 The horror and terror that befell me, my brother and the entire Franzaki Street in Bucknor Estate will forever leave us with physical, mental, and emotional indelible marks. The incidence happened on Sunday/Monday, 30th to 31st of March 2014. I was helpless as two untrained street security guards machete my brother, James David, with the intent to kill him.

A lot of things happened, but I will rather talk on, or start from where I got involved. That night, that should be around to 12 midnight or so, I was in my bedroom when all of a sudden, someone was scratching the floor with machete and later hitting my window and door with the same machete. Then the person spoke….. “Oga, come now now o, if not, your brother will be a dead man.” Then he left immediately. I recognized the voice. It was that of one of the Security guys at the street gate. I was wondering what could have happened. (one of my neigbhours said she heard it, and while he was going out of our house, he said, I know he won’t come out.)

I rushed out but did not see the guy. I went outside our house gate, he wasn’t there, so I decided to go towards the street gate. As I approached, I heard noises. I ran to them and what I saw shocked me. The two security men were brutally assaulting James David with a machete and a cutlass. His nose was already sliced into two and blood was on his face. Then his wrists had been badly cut. I was terrified and I started shouting on them. “What’s the matter….couldn’t you have waited for me? Then one of them, the tall one who I later learnt is called Emmanuel Oliseh, approached me with his cutlass and asked me to go back or he will cut me to pieces. I ran backward, but I now saw the shorter one, Frank Oliseh, still going after my brother with his big machete as James tried to move away. Then Emmanuel, the tall one who came after me joined his brother again and was shouting “kugbuoya…kugbuoya.” I understand Igbo language and what that meant. He was saying, “’kill him’ (with that machete”). The short security man was now “macheting” James David on the head and on the neck. James was already weak and falling near a car that was packed near there. The car had been there for about three weeks, I guess faulty. I screamed for these guys to stop, but they refused. Then I rushed in-between them and carried my brother and started walking fast away from them. They still came after us, wielding their weapons towards my neck. I managed to dodge and James fell from my hand. I screamed again for the residence to come out, but no one came to help. Then the two female wards living with me, Binta and Faith, were approaching, the security guys went after them and told them to go back if they don’t want to die. So they ran.  Read more ....