Kogi residents have been left shocked after a borehole which was built and commissioned by the new direction team led by White Imenika, collapsed this morning at Ofejikpi area, three weeks after commissioning.
According to reports, 68% of the boreholes built by the new direction team are said to be non-functional again – few months/weeks after commissioning due to a mechanical or electrical fault.
Facebook user, Enemama Sam Akubor, took to Facebook to share the report, as he wrote in parts;
My advice to Kogites is simple: be extra careful when approaching any infrastructure built by the new direction team. Or preferably make use of alternative sources.
While other States are empowering and improving lives through infrastructural and social facilities, in Kogi state the government is endangering human life and the environment via infrastructural and social facilities.
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In John 21:1-6 Jesus has revealed Himself twice to the disciples and now He chooses to do it again. “After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.” He goes to their roots, as many were fishermen by trade before they followed Him, so he meets the disciples while they were doing their day jobs to which they had returned after His death. We don’t know for sure why they had gone back to their boats. If they wanted to give up on the business of serving Jesus, it was bad; if they were providing for themselves and those near to them until Jesus told them what to do next, it would be fine.
Peter seems to be leading the charge as he usually was. “Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in…
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If the Russian Collusion investigation taught us anything, it’s that deep state Democrats turned out to be the meddlers. With unfettered power in hand, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of angry Democrats have now positioned themselves to influence the midterm elections.
Since leading the $20 million, taxpayer-funded Russia probe, Mueller has yet to find a Russian or an instance of collusion. Instead, he has maliciously prosecuted people close to President Trump who refuse to support the false collusion narrative. Distinguished General Michael Flynn and Republican political advisor Paul Manafort have been prosecuted for allegations that have zero to do with Russia.
Mueller has been quick to arm-twist those that stand in his way of leveling false allegations against the President. Everyday Americans are roundly aware that disgraced former Washington-insiders such as FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page attempted to influence the 2016 election in Hillary’s favor.
With President Trump draining the swamp, Mueller appears poised to be holding his cards until the midterm elections near. His report will likely show the same disdain for common decency and lack of impartiality as his investigation.
Mueller Meddling Could be Russia 2.0
Political analysts are already beginning to speculate that the Democrat-led Mueller probe plans to time its accusations close the elections. The act would likely send the country into an ideological tailspin and prevent fact-checking until after the votes have been tallied. President Trump and others are acutely aware of the growing possibility of “Mueller Meddling.”
“Disgraced and discredited Bob Mueller and his whole group of Angry Democrat Thugs spent over 30 hours with the White House Councel [sic], only with my approval, for purposes of transparency. Anybody needing that much time when they know there is no Russian Collusion is just someone looking for trouble,” Pres. Trump recently tweeted.
He continued, “They are enjoying ruining people’s lives and REFUSE to look at the real corruption on the Democrat side – the lies, the firings, the deleted Emails and soooo much more! Mueller’s Angry Dems are looking to impact the election. They are a National Disgrace!”
While left-leaning and fake news organizations have rebuffed the president’s tweets, the fact remains that the Mueller probe has labored on without actually bringing a single prosecution of a Russian or election meddler. In the absence of a crime, Democrats have been hotly pressing any opinions expressed by President Trump as potential “obstruction of justice.”
“As a former prosecutor, I call this obstruction of justice. No one is above the law—not even the president,” New Mexico Democrat Sen. Tom Udall said of the president’s tweets.
The Mueller probe is already being widely used by Democrats to buoy the unfounded Russian narrative allegations against the president.
“The trail of evidence regarding conspiracy, money laundering and obstruction of justice is leading closer to the President and people important to him. The truth must be allowed to come out,” Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro tweeted.
As a result of the Mueller witch hunt not yielding any Russian Meddling charges, Americans are calling for its immediate end.
Even Fake News Polls Against Mueller
Perhaps nothing could be more telling than the media outlet President Trump dubbed “fake news” reporting that Americans overwhelmingly want the Mueller farce to end.
CNN, the most ardent anti-Trump major media outlet, recently published the findings of its own poll. The majority of people polled say the Mueller investigation should end before Election Day.
“Mueller is on the clock: 66% say they think he should try to complete his investigation before this November’s congressional elections, while just 26% say that shouldn’t be his goal,” CNN reports.
Even in the left-leaning CNN poll, 40 percent say the Russian Meddling probe is simply an attempt to discredit President Trump. More than half of Americans asked are not even interested in the Paul Manafort trial.
American sentiments may be even more widely impacted, considering news recently broke that the Trump Administration has quietly and thoroughly been cooperating with the special counsel. A reported 1 million documents have been provided to Mueller and President Trump has waived executive privilege, against the advice of legal counsel. The president has repeatedly said he has nothing to hide and has walked the walk.
Still, the lingering actions of the special counsel run contrary to the facts. No Russians, collusion isn’t even a crime and the president has been transparent.
Robert Mueller is a long-time Washington insider with close ties to James Comey and Obama (who he served under). Americans should brace themselves for one last-ditch attempt at election meddling from the Mueller and his band of angry Democrats.
Enugwu Ukwu town in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State could be said to derive its name from its geographical topography. It perches like a bird on top of a big hill, looking down on the earth.
The town is culturally buoyant, even as it has embraced modernity in all ramifications. Consider this: All over Enugwu Ukwu and beyond, pythons are like beautiful brides. They must not be hurt or killed. In fact, it is a taboo to do harm to pythons there. There are dire consequences for hurting the creature.
Daily Sun visited Enugwu Ugwu recently and had an encounter with Pa Francis Anisiobi, from Urunnebo village. He is a traditional doctor and chief priest of the Ngene deity, which owns the pythons.
Explaining why pythons are not killed in Enugwu Ukwu, the chief priest said: “Our forefathers came into the world and saw that pythons were not killed in this area because the pythons belonged to the shrine. And whoever killed it would be enveloped by problems. Whoever kills a python in Umunri as a whole will be required to do certain things to free himself from the disastrous consequences of the act. First, some native doctors will be consulted for divination, and he will be told what to do. He will organize burial rites for the python and bury it at Ajoagwa Arusi. The burial rites include bringing goat and chicken that will be taken to the shrine. After that, if the person is having problems, they will stop.”
What sort of problems could someone who kills a python have? His answer: “If he is a businessman, his business will start dwindling. He is a driver, he will continue to have accidents; he will not die but continue to battle difficulties. There is nothing that the person does that will be progressing. So, if he is conscious enough to make appropriate consultation, the cause of his misfortune will be revealed to him. He will go to the shrine with two native doctors for divination and he will be told what to do so that he can make progress. But where he refuses to do what he was asked to do, he will remain in problems. It could be that if the person has a child, that child will die. It can affect many children. Maybe at that point, the person will do the needful. Organising burial rites for a python does not stop the offender from going to church or to belong to any society. It has been there since time immemorial, from the time of our forefathers. It is not a recent development.”
Does it mean that the reptiles are harmless? “It does not bite. It can even go and lie with children so that it can experience some heat. Some people will take it out with bare hands, telling it that the children are afraid. If it comes into a house, you just gently take it out. During the rainy season, it usually looks for a warm place. It could enter the kitchen if it is open. It does not bite. I have not seen or heard about anybody bitten by a python in my village. It does bite anybody in Umunri as a whole. Even if you step on it, it would jump up and continue moving.”
Anisiobi said that it does not matter if the offender is a stranger; the consequences are same.
“The person will experience problems. That is why we tell non-indigenes on time that we do not kill pythons. There was someone who unknowingly killed a python while working in his farm. He saw a snake and killed it and brought it out majestically. He was from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. He experienced serious problems. He spent all he got from his farm that year to free himself. If he had not done that he would have continually been in trouble. Ironically, when he killed the python, he rushed out of the bush in excitement, saying that he had killed big meat. We told him it was an abomination; we do not kill pythons in our place. Problems started manifesting in his life immediately. So, he did the needful and was liberated. He is still living with us till today.”
Explaining that it does not mean that they worship pythons, the former policeman said: “We do not worship pythons. We plead for blessings from God through the shrine that owns the pythons. God created it and created everything in the world. We came into the world and discovered from our forefathers that they did not kill pythons.
“We also have a big river (lake) mmiri arusi, mmiri ngenenebaka. There are more than 30 crocodiles there. There is nothing lacking there. Children go there to swim and they were usually warned that they would have problems if the swam there. A particular boy was always going there to swim; he would abscond from Nimo Boys Secondary School and take kids to go and swim there. Despite series of warnings, he did not listen. One fateful day, I was in the shrine that I feed and I warned them to go away. Others obeyed and dressed up but he did not. He entered the river and stood up there. And he died. Water did not enter his mouth but he was dead. The children that went there to swim with him were detained at the police station in Abagana. Some swimmers went into the lake and brought him out. His stomach was flat because water did not enter into the mouth. It was like he was magneted there. There is a signboard warning people not to swim in the lake. Fishing is also not allowed there.
“The remains were brought to the front of the Urunnebo hall. He was buried by the side of the river. It happened two years ago. He was popularly known as Okocha because he was light complexioned. He was less than 18, very popular. Such victims do not get burial rites. He died in vain; he died for obstinacy because he was warned.
Why fishing is forbidden in the lake
“The lake is beside the shrine. Ezu ngene Urunneboaka warned from the time of our ancestors that it would not tolerate any fishing there because, when you do, you disturb the spirits resident there. If anybody wants to do rituals, you do it. The crocodiles and the rest of them would come out and make merry. After the sacrifice, progress would be made. But he cannot go without the chief priest.
The consequence of fishing in the lake
“Whatever anyone that goes fishing there sees, he would take it. It means he went there secretly. The person would be assailed by sicknesses. The person would deteriorate in all forms. That is why people don’t go a-fishing there. Communities have things they forbid. In Ogbunike, for instance, they don’t kill the tortoise. If you go there, you would tortoises moving about because they don’t kill them.
Tradition and Christianity
“If you come to our shrine, the first thing you see is God the creator.
Thereafter, you begin to call upon the things kept on earth. Christians don’t disturb us. On Sundays, you tell your children to go to church to listen to the word of God. But tradition remains profound. We work together with Christians or people who go to church.
“If there is anything happening in the church, we cooperate. If there are levies in the church, you make sure that you are up-to-date in payments. Give Jesus what belongs to him and Caesar his due. It is all channeled to one God because He created everything in the world. If those things were not useful to him, he would not have created them. There is so much power in the world; only God knows all. Those sent down from heaven are receiving power from God. Power is in the river. We, traditionalists, obey nso ana. Our motto is, live and let live. Whatever you would not want anyone to do to you, do not do to another. We don’t marry our relations. We forbid so many things such as involvement in bad or ungodly things. We belong to many societies that confer different titles so as obey nso ana. God created the heavens and the earth and we obey all so as to live long.”
Igwebuike Alloysius Okeke from Akiyi village in Enugu Ukwu said: “Pythons, in my place, belong to the deity. Anybody who kills a python in my village will have to organize a burial ceremony for it just like it is done for human beings. The only difference is that people will not gather to mourn as in the case of a human being.
“After the burial of the python, the land will have to be cleansed by appeasing the deity. Certain items will be presented before the deity for the appeasement. That is how it is done in my village. Coming to the issue of Ngwu, it came to Akiyi from Awkuzu, because its kindred are from there. It is not everybody that eats its head unless it calls you. Before then, it gave a sign and, on an investigation, it would be discovered that it has invited one to be one of its relations. And when you come, all the necessary requirements would be spelled out for you. After that, you would provide all of them, including some animals, which would be sacrificed before the Ngwu.
“After the sacrifice, you would eat the meat and thereafter, you become its relations because it is assumed you have dined and wined with it.”
On why the people don’t kill pythons, Okeke said: “The way I understand it is that the python belongs to the deity and should not be killed. It enters peoples’ houses and compounds but it does not destroy anything. Even if it bites you, there is no problem. That is why we have decided to follow our forebears to keep the tradition.”
“If anybody kills the python without letting people know what he or she has done, it would not take long before the person begins to have a series of problems and that is why anybody who kills it would always tell others what has happened.
“For example, if such a person is in a vehicle that is involved in an accident, only the person would sustain injuries; others would be saved. The person could also be cultivating land and accidentally injure himself with the hoe or cutlass, and such wounds would never heal until investigation reveals that such a person killed a python sometime in the past without telling anybody.
“Sometimes, people, including the person that killed the python would cry like when somebody dies. The people that cry are just people that are around and who understand what the culture says regarding killing a python. Then they would get a carton, put the python inside it and bury it before other rites would be carried out.
“Yes, it could be buried in a coffin. A person who wants to accord full respect to it would buy a small coffin and bury it because, at the end of the day, it is all about burial.”
Other traditional rites after the burial
Okeke further said: “Other necessary rituals after the burial include the fact that the priest in charge of the python could demand a fowl or a goat to be slaughtered. Whatever their demand, it would be provided so that the sacrifice would be complete. Even if you are a visitor in this village, as long as you keep to the rules guiding us here, the python will not harm you in any way.
“Well, you know that all over the world, religion is supposed to be a personal choice. But here you find Christians wishing that tradition be abolished, so that everybody will follow Christianity. But so far so good, there has been no clash. Christians are worshipping their God while the traditionalists are equally doing their own thing. There is no problem between the two at all in this village.”
South Africa Sentences 2 Nigerians To Life Imprisonment For Human Trafficking
The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has welcomed the South Gauteng High Court three life sentences plus additional hundred and six (106) years imprisonment to two Nigerian nationals for human trafficking on Friday in Johannesburg.
The pair Frank Amaku (26), and Ilo Promise Somadina (25) were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime investigating unit in April 2016 at a hideous dwelling in Fourways where they ran a brothel and held victims captive.
Five victims were rescued during the operation and taken to a place of safety.
Amaku was sentenced to two life plus fifty-three years direct imprisonment and Ilo Promise Somadina (25), was sentenced to life plus additional fifty-three years direct imprisonment on counts of human trafficking, kidnapping, rape, exploitation, and running a brothel respectively. The pair were convicted in July 2018.
3 Nigerians Arrested For Living Illegally In Cambodia.
Three Nigerians have been arrested for living illegally in Cambodia.
They were arrested, this morning, in Phnom Penh after the Immigration Police stormed a house where many Africans reside.
The identities of those arrested are Chimezie, Ugbata, and Iluemenanwa.