Friday, April 28, 2017

Will Agbor Balla, Fontem Neba & Mancho Bibixy Regain Freedom On April 27 ?

Ever since the trial of three Anglophone activists, notably, Felix Agbor Balla,
Fontem Aforteka'a Neba and Mancho Bibixy opened in the Yaounde military court on Monday 13 February 2017,tongues are wagging as to whether the trio will be able to surmount the 8 count charge levied against them and regain their liberty. 

The trio is again expected in court on 27 April alongside 25 others. Their court appearance this time around will be coming against the back drop of increasing calls for them to be released. The UN Central Africa Representative ,Francois Lounceny Fall in his statement on April 13 said” I encouraged the Government to consider additional confidence-building measures to appease tensions, including the release of the Anglophone leaders, and the full restoration of internet services in the two regions”. 

He also met with people arrested and detained in connection with the situation in the north-west and south-west, including Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla and radio broadcaster Mancho Bibixy The charges against the detained include “acts of terrorism, hostility against the Fatherland, secession, revolution, insurgency, and contempt of the President of the Republic, contempt of the constituted bodies and civil servants, group rebellion, Civil war, dissemination of false news, apology for crimes.”.

The trial of the three activists was originally scheduled to begin on February 1 but was postponed. After preliminary proceedings on February 13 in which the three declared they were not guilty, the case was postponed once more until March 23 to allow the state to present its list of witnesses. "We haven't yet completed our investigations," the prosecutor said. "We are still registering victims."Defense lawyers have complained that the prosecution was flouting the law by failing to hand over their witness list five days before the start of the trial.

The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium is an organization which backs secession and was recently outlawed by the government. Secessionists are calling for the establishment of an independent state called Southern Cameroons. More than 160 lawyers have lined up in sup


port of the defendants The trio is being tried under a 2014 anti-terrorism law.  Mancho Bibixy, is accused of being a leading secessionist in English-speaking Bamenda, which has become the epicenter of the protests against marginalization. Recently, some followers of the now incarcerated Anglophone activists have been calling for amnesty to be granted to them as a pre-condition for the strike to be called off.

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Women Accused of Promoting Boycott of Schools

Parents residing in the Limbe Municipality have been accused of supporting the strike actions and other crises going on in the North West and South West regions of the country by withholding their children from going to school even though it had been announced that there shall be effective resumption of classes by Ministerial order.

The accusation was made recently by the SDO for Fako,Zang III.The Senior
Divisional officer asked all the women and parents to shun fear and ensure that their children go back to school with immediate effect. He also highlighted the fact that the government is making efforts to put an end to all the crisis going on in the North West and South West regions of the country Reminding the population that women are the backbone of the family, the Fako boss encouraged the women to support the government’s action in resolving the crisis, adding the fact that children’s education and the pursuit of knowledge should not be compromised in the process.

The Government Delegate to the Limbe City Council, Andrew Motanga Monjimba frowned at the behavior of parents in the Limbe Municipality who are still preventing their children from going to school, saying that every child has the right to an education and should be allowed to gain access to knowledge in the classroom. He also encouraged the women to break all barriers in the job market spheres to prove themselves in a changing world of work and to reflect of the role of the woman in the society. Sir Andrew also reminded the women to encourage their male counterparts to send their children back to school, emphasizing the impotence of education and nation building.

It is worth noting that due to the crisis that affected the North West and South West Regions, parents have been withholding their children from going to school for fear of their kids being manhandled, despite ministerial order for the immediate and effective resumption of classes in the region.

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Anglophone Lawyers Divided Over Resumption Of Work On May 2

Anglophone lawyers are divided over the announced resumption of work on 2 May after a 6 months strike. Several lawyers have said they remain in doubt as if work will effectively resume. Barrister Christopher Ndong Nveh has said that Cameroon lawyers will resume work only if certain conditions are met. The respected man of law also revealed that “As long as our fellow lawyers and demonstrators are not released, we will not resume work.”

Barrister Christopher Ndong was reacting to a declaration made by Bâtonnier, Jackson Ngnie Kamga. . Jackson Kamga stated that the decision was reached after an effective implementation of the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee that were addressed by Prime Minister Philemon Yang and approved by President Biya. Speaking of the recent decisions announced by the Minister of Justice, Laurent Esso, Barrister Ndong pointed out that the Justice Minister was merely playing games with the Anglophone lawyers. “You cannot make a mockery of lawyers.This means that these measures must go through a bill and table in the National Assembly to obtain a law. In this way, we will see the good faith of the government.” added Barrister Ndong.

But the President of the Cameroon Bar Council, Barrister Jackson Ngnie Kamga, told reporters on April 8, in Limbe, that his colleagues of the Northwest and Southwest Regions have resolved to resume work on May 2. He said he was just coming from Buea where he had been in conclave with 10 senior advocates from the Northwest and 10 from the Southwest Region led, respectively, by Barrister Luke Sendze and Barrister Eta Besong Jr; all former Bar Presidents. The Bar President in an interview stated that the lack of confidence between the Anglophone lawyers and Government, and the doubts expressed, lately, by some Anglophone lawyers to the genuineness of Government’s readiness to implement the decisions regarding the lawyers’ demands, as announced by the Minister of Justice over a week ago, was one of the main reasons why the lawyers were still reluctant to resume work.

The Bar President said the lawyers have also been insisting that Government must first release their detained colleagues and others in Yaounde before they can resume work and resume dialogue.But Kamga argued that since Government has also made some concessions, which is a sign of good faith, it was incumbent on the Anglophone lawyers to also show some magnanimity by resuming work. He said resuming work was going to give him the latitude to further his negotiations with Government to cause the release of their two colleagues, Barrister Agbor Balla and Walters Abadem. Besides the above named lawyers, there are also others like Barrister Robert Fon Nso, Professor Chia Martin, Mancho Bibixy, Dr. Fantom Neba, Ayah Paul Abine, Tim Finian, Atia Tilarious, Amos Fofung and more than 50 others who had been arbitrarily arrested, transferred to Yaounde and detained.

The Bar President said the conclave he had with lawyers in Buea came out with two resolutions.“After the conclave in Buea, the lawyers, after recognizing the efforts Government has made to resolve their problems, also decided to show good faith by resuming work on May 2,” Barrister Kamga said. On whether the lawyer’s decision to resume work meant ending their strike, the Bar President insisted that the lawyers never talked of the strike. “Resume work is what they said while waiting for the Government to implement the measures announced over a week ago by the Minister of Justice.” 

By dint of this move by Anglophone lawyers, Kamga said he was boosted to “continue negotiations for the release of their two colleagues and also for the Government to answer to the other demands tabled before it which occasioned the strike at the onset.”


The Bar President said the decision by the lawyers to resume work was taken simply in good faith without any preconditions. But he said it would be difficult for him to just negotiate for the release of their colleagues as they and some 25 others have all been charged under one single suit going by the Yaounde Military Tribunal’s ruling of April 7.

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Next French President. What Lessons For Cameroon?

39 year old Emmanuel Macron of En Marche party in France may be next President.If elected in the second round as it is anticipated,Macron will be the youngest French President ever.Book makers have started questioning what lessons this will have for Cameroon where its 85 year old leader ,Paul Biya has been in power for 35 years and is threatening to stand again in the 2018 presidential elections.
Voters in France have comprehensively snubbed the country's political establishment, sending far-right populist Marine Le Pen and political novice Emmanuel Macron through to the second round of the country's presidential election. With 97% of polling stations declared, newcomer Macron was leading the field with 23.9%. National Front Lear,Le Pen was close behind on 21.4%. The result upended traditional French politics: Neither candidate hails from the Establishment parties that have dominated the country for decades. 

It was a stunning victory for Macron, 39, a former investment banker who has never before stood for any elected office and now becomes the favorite to become France's next President. "We did it," he told jubilant supporters. It was also a success for Le Pen, who has spent years attempting to rid the Front National of the toxic legacy of her father. "It is time to free French people from arrogant elites ... I am the people's candidate," she declared. But it was not the comprehensive breakthrough for the far right that some had predicted.


Macron remains the frontrunner, and the markets moved to reflect that. Political sea change. The result mirrored others -- such as the British vote to leave the European Union and the US election of Donald Trump -- where voters have rejected traditional elites. "It's a political earthquake in this country and in Europe," veteran French journalist Christine Ockrent told CNN.

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What African presidents are paid, and why it matters

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno (L) with President Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabon (R) and Cameroon's Paul Biya (C) on April 3, 2014 at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Salaries of some of the best paid African  leaders have been revealed. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP When Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari recently announced that he and his deputy would take a pay cut, it was not entirely surprising for a man known for his strictness, and who faces a challenge cutting back the excess in the country's finances.
But President Buhari is not the first African  leader to announce a pay-cut. In fact, it is a popular recourse for others trying to shore up their popularity, or facing tough economic times.

In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto last year announced a voluntary 20 per cent salary cut and  invited other top government officials to follow suit. A few did, reluctantly.

In Tunisia, former President Moncef Marzouki, then facing an economic crisis in the post-revolution period, announced a two-thirds pay cut, slicing his annual pay from around $176,868 to 'just' $58,956.

The Africa Review has compiled and analysed salaries of African leaders to try and see what they tell about the relationship between those in power and the governed.

The data is the best obtainable version that could be found, either through the correspondents, or online.

The search shows that only a few countries make public what they pay their leaders – a key finding itself that suggests a lack of transparency.

In many African countries, the first thing leaders do when they come into power is to increase their pay: In Egypt, for instance, the president's pay shot up from a paltry $280 per month, put in place by the austere Mohammed Morsy administration, to $5,900 per month just before General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi predictably won an election.

In other countries, leaders take a disproportionate share of the national income for their personal use. In Morocco, the Treasury spends, by one account, $1 million a day for King Mohammed VI's 12 royal palaces and 30 private residences. That is on top of $7.7 million spent on an entourage of royal automobiles, and a monthly salary of $40,000 paid to the monarch.

In 2014, King Mswati of Swaziland increased his personal budget, which includes his salary and the welfare of his extensive family, by 10 per cent to $61 million, a significant chunk of the kingdom's overall budget. As the royal budget isn't debated or passed by Parliament, it automatically became law.

Some presidents have deceptively small salaries but have, personally or through family members, massive control over their countries' resources. For example, President Eduardo dos Santos has a modest monthly salary of $5,000 but is widely believed to control a lot of the wealth produced from Angola's oil-industry, and his family members own some of the biggest enterprises in the country.

The Africa Review was unable to establish the official salary for Teodoro Obiang' Nguema Mbasogo, the long-serving president of the oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, but it probably doesn't matter.

With vast oil wealth and a population of less than a million, Equatorial Guinea has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world and should be a first-world nation.

Instead, most of its wealth ends up in the hands of its notoriously corrupt First Family.

As an example, the US Department of Justice, in an indictment of the younger Teodoro Nguema Obiang' Mangue, said the first son had spent about $315 million on property and luxury goods between 2004 and 2011, despite his job as a government minister paying less than $100,000 per year.

However, not all African leaders are money-grabbing, power-hungry brutes. In April 2015 Cape Verde President João Carlos Fonseca vetoed – for the fourth time, no less – a Bill that would, among other things, have increased his salary and that of other political officials.

The Africa Review findings upset a lot of conventional wisdom. For instance, the best-paid leader is not South Africa's Jacob Zuma, who presides over Africa's most advanced and second largest economy.

The highest-paid leader, the research could find, is Paul Biya, whose $610,000 annual salary is almost three times that of President Zuma, despite the South African economy being 10 times bigger than Cameroon’s.

Rather than simply rank the leaders based on absolute figures, The Africa Review decided to compare their gross annual salaries with the Gross National Income of their countries – basically comparing the leader's pay with what their nationals, on average, earn.

Unsurprisingly, President Biya comes out on top again, earning 229 times what an average Cameroonian earns, followed by Liberia where President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf earns 113 times what her average citizen does.

Tanzania, Malawi and Comoros round out the top five countries with the largest difference between presidential pay and average GNI per capita. The five countries with the smallest difference between the two are Mauritius, Botswana, Gabon and Cape Verde, with Tunisia posting the least president-to-citizen inequality among the 35 countries surveyed.

Although Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud makes the top 10 with his annual salary of $120,000, the country is excluded from the comparative study due to the lack of verifiable GNI per capita figures.

Overall, it appears that leaders of poor countries tend to pay themselves more than those in higher-income countries. But salaries, of course, do not tell the whole story and some of the presidents believed to have the highest personal wealth, do not even feature in the top 10.

10 Highest paid – Absolute numbers
1. Paul Biya – Cameroon $601,000
2. King Mohammed VI – Morocco $480,000
3. Jacob Zuma – South Africa $272,000
4. Jakaya Kikwete – Tanzania $192,000
5. Abdel Aziz Bouteflika – Algeria $168,000
6. Teodoro Nguema - Equatorial Guinea $150,000 (Estimate)
7. Uhuru Kenyatta – Kenya $132,000
8. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud – Somalia $120,000
9. Ikililou Dhoinine – Comoros $115,000
10. Denis Sassou Nguesso – Congo Republic $110,000

10 Highest paid – Relative to GNP
1. Paul Biya (Cameroon - 229 times average income)
2. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia – 114x)
3. Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania – 109x)
4. Peter Mutharika (Malawi – 100x)
5. Joseph Kabila (DR Congo – 77x)
6. Ikililou Dhoinine (Comoros – 74x)
7. Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe – 69x)
8. King Mohammed VI (Morocco – 68x)
9. Paul Kagame (Rwanda – 59x)
10. Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya – 59x)

Data sources: Africa Review correspondents, Jeune Afrique, My Wage, Mail & Guardian South Africa, Africa Ranking, Africa Cradle, Middle East Monitor, World Bank Group.

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Paul Biya and Mohammed VI rated Africa's Richest leaders


Cameroon's President Paul Biya is believed to be Africa's most paid president with a yearly salary of $610,000REUTERS

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari submitted a form to officially disclose his financial standing earlier in September in a bid to promote transparency in the country, marred by corruption and grafts.

According to documents submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), one of Nigeria's largest anti-corruption agencies, the president had $150,000 (£98,361) in his bank account, he owns seven houses and several cars, some of which had been donated to him after his jeep was damaged during an attack by terror group Boko Haram in July 2014.

Spokesperson Garba Shehu said the president had less than 30m naira (£98,880) when he was sworn in on 29 May and that he lives "a spartan life". According to research on the annual salaries of African presidents, which was published by news platform Africa Review in July, Buhari earns around 14m naira (£45,586) including allowances. However, the president announced he would cut his salary by half, meaning he will earn 7m Naira (£22,858). It is not yet clear whether his annual salary has already been halved.

As the documents submitted by Buhari are currently being reviewed by the CCB, IBTimes UK looks at the top five wealthiest African leaders.

Paul Biya, Cameroon: £397,019 ($610,000)

The salary of Cameroon's President Paul Biya is probably the highest among African presidents. Biya, who has been the leader of the country since 1982 and has been dubbed "one of the world's worst dictators", is believed to be earn 359m Central African CFA francs (£397,019).


Africa Review compared his salary to what an average Cameroonian earns and found the leader's annual income is about 229 times more than the average salary. In 2009, the leader sparked outrage after reports emerged of a 20-day holiday in France where he spent an average of £35,000 a day, totalling £700,000.

Mohammed VI, Morocco: £312,408 ($480,000)
Formerly dubbed as the "king of the poor" for his attempts to lift Moroccans out of poverty when he took power in 1999, Mohammed VI earns around 68 times more than an average Moroccan citizen and his yearly salary is of MAD 4.6m (£312,408), Africa Review said.

In 2004, privately owned Moroccan magazine Tel Quel took the unprecedented step of disclosing the leader's salary, claiming Mohammed VI earned around £29,276 a month, less then a typical company director. According to this estimate, he would earn £351,322 a year.

The following year, Tel Quel published the average yearly spending of the royal family. According to the report, Mohammed VI's expenses cost Moroccan taxpayers £144.6m a year.

The same year, Tel Quel's founder and then editor-in-chief Ahmed Benchemsi and one of the magazine's journalist, Karim Boukhari, were convicted on charges of defamation. Since it was founded, the magazine has been subjected to pressure by the Moroccan government regarding its reports.
Jacob Zuma, South Africa: £176,941 ($272,000)

Jacob Zuma is among Africa's best paid leaders, with a yearly salary of 3.7m rands (£176,941). He earns around 22 times more than an average South Africa, as per Africa Review's estimates. Despite opposition by several parties, in June, the South African government approved Zuma's request of increasing his salary by 5%.

Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzania: £124,962 ($192,000)

Tanzania's leader Jakaya Kikwete earns around TZS 416m (£124,962), around 109 times more than an average worker in the country, according to Africa Review. In 2013, Kikwete – who took office in 2005 – rejected rumours that he was earning about TZS 32m per month. Mizengo Pinda, the country's prime minister, said in an official statement that he earned around TZS 6m per month and the difference between his and Kikwete's salary was less than TZS 1.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria: £109,335 ($168,000)
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999, is among Africa's best paid leaders with a yearly income of DZD 17m (£109,276). His salary is 12 times bigger than the one of an average worker in Algeria, Africa Review said.

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See List of Cameroon Ministers with only one Anglophone

Why Anglophone Problems still reign inspite restoration of internet etc.

-President – Paul Biya
1 -Prime Minister Head of Government – Philemon YANG
2  Vice Prime Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Relations with the Assemblies – Amadou ALI
3.Minister of State of Tourism and Leisure – Bello BOUBA Maigari
4 .Minister of State, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals – Laurent Esso
5 .Minister of Finance – Alamine Ousmane Mey
6 .Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – Henry Eyebe Ayissi
7 .Minister of State, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization – René Emmanuel Sadi
8. Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense – Joseph Beti Assomo
9. Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Supreme State Control – Mbah Acha née Fomundam Rose
 10. Minister of Arts and Culture – Jean Narcisse Mouelle Kombi
11. Minister of Commerce – Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana
 12. Minister of Communication – Issa Tchiroma Bakary
13. Minister of Lands, Survey and State Property – Jacqueline Koum Abissike
14. Minister of Transport – Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o
15. Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development – Louis Paul Motaze
16. Minister of Women Affairs and the Family – Abena Ondoa
17. Minister of Post and Telecommunications – Minette Li Libom Likeng née Mendomo
18. Minister of Water and Energy – Basile Atangana Kouna
19. Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reforms – Michel Angouen Ange
20. Minister of Forestry and Wildlife – Philip Ngolle Ngwese
-Minister of Small and Medium Size Industries and Social Economies – Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa
21. Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation – Magdeleine Tchuente
22. Minister of External Relations – Lejeune Mbella Mbella
23. Minister of Public Health – Andre Mama Fouda
24 Minister of Sports and Physical Education – Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkpatt
25 Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi
26. Minister of Labour and Social Security – Gregoire Owona
27. Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education – Mounouna Foutsou
28. Minister of Mines, Industries and Tech  Dev’t – Hernest Ngoua Boubou
29. Minister of Basic Education,  Alim Adjidja née Youssouf
 30 Minister of Secondary Education: Jean Ernest Ngalle Bibehe Masséna
31 Minister of Higher Education – Jacques Fame Ndongo
32 Minister of Employment and Vocational Training – Zacharie Perevette
33 Minister of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development – Pierre Hele
34 Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry – Dr Taiga
35  Minister of Social Affairs – Pauline Irene Nguene née KENDECK

Minister Delegates and secretaries of state
1. Minister Delegate to the Minister of  Territorial Administration and Decentralization, in charge of Regional and Local Authorities, Jules Doret Ndongo
2. Minister Delegate to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – Ananga Messina
3. Minister of Mission to the presidency of the Republic –  Hamadou Moustapha
4  Minister of Missions at the Presidency of the Republic – Paul Atanga Nji
5   Minister of Missions at the presidency of the Republic –  Victor Arrey Nkongho Mengot
6  Minister of Missions at the Presidency of the Republic – Philippe Mbarga Mboa
7.  Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Public Contracts – Abba Sadou
8.  Minister Delegate to the Minister of External Relations in charge of  Relations with the Commonwealth – Joseph Dion Ngute
9   Minister Delegate to the Minister of External Relations in charge of Relations with the Islamic World –  Adoum Gargoum
10   Minister Delegate to the Ministery of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development – Nana Aboubakar Djalloh
–11 Minister Delegate to the Minister of Finance –  Paul Eloum Che
–12 Minister Delegate in charge of the Economy – Yaouba Abdoulaye
13 Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency – Martin Belinga Eboutou
–14 Deputy Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency – Joseph Le Anderson
15   Secretary of State to the Ministry of Justice Minister of Justice in charge of Penitentiary Administration – Jerome Dooh Penbaga
16  Secretary of State to the Ministry of Justice in charge of Penitentiary Administration – Emmanuel Ngafeeson
17 Secretary of  State to the Ministry of Public Health, in charge of the fight against epidemics and pandemics – Alim Hayatou
–18 Delegate General for National Security – Martin Mbarga Nguélé
19 Secretary of State to the Minister of Defense, in charge of the Gendarmerie Jean Baptiste Bokam
20 Secretary of State to the Ministry of Defence, Responsible for Veterans and War Victims – Koumpa Issa
21 State Secretary to the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Technological Development – Calistus Fuh Gentry
–22 Secretary of State to the Ministry of Public Works – Louis-Max Ayina Ohandja
23 Secretary of State to the Ministry of Transport – Mefiro Oumarou
–24 Secretary of State to the Ministry of Basic Education – Benoit NDONG SOUMHET
25  Secretary of State in charge of Secondary Education – Bayaola Boniface
26 Secretary General at the Prime Minister’s Office – Seraphin Magloire Fouda
27 Assistant Secretary General at the PM’s Office – Pascal Nguihi Kamte
28 Special Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic – Dieudonne Samba

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Woman Butchered To Death in Broad Day

This tragic incident happened on Friday, 25th March, 2016 at Agbor-nta in Ika-south L.G.A, Agbor, Delta state. According to eye witness The woman was on steering when the murderer stopped her and threatened her to come out of the car else he will slaughter her which the woman obediently did, immediately she came out of the car the murderer began to cut her with a machete.

The drivers and okada’s who saw the incident said everyone was afraid to drive to the spot so they stopped and watch the incident happening from a distance. The murderer was later caught after he had finally brutalized her with a sharp 2 machete and kept her in the boot of her car and was about to drive off the car when some boys rush to the spot to confront him and they successful caught him and was mercilessly beaten before taken to the police custody.

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Pastor Caught Raping Married Woman during Deliverance Service

A so called man of God identified as Pastor Attah, has been busted as he was forcefully having carnal knowledge of a female church member he was conducting a special deliverance for in his church at Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Pastor Attah reportedly relocated from Cameroon, where he had spent many years to establish the church called The Salvation Light of the World Ministries, and has been performing signs and wonders, drawing members from far and near but no one knew he was hiding behind the church to perpetrate evil.

From what we gathered, he had given the woman a special delivery assignment which she was to carry out with dry fasting. After the seventh day, as the woman was sleeping in the church, Pastor Attah who was supposed to be praying with her, sneaked to the weak woman, and told her the holy spirit told him to have sex with her to complete her deliverance. The shocked woman allegedly refused and he tore her clothes and forcefully raped her while she tried in vain to fight him off. She managed to scream and some neighbours who heard her rushed to the church to see Pastor Attah on top of her. The people raised an alarm and other people went to the scene where the woman was rescued. The rapist pastor was given the beating of his life and taken to the chief's palace where he was kept till day break with people trooping to catch a sight of him. At the moment, the church has been deserted while he has absconded from the village out of shame."

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Misdeeds: 16 University Students Beheaded In Bloodiest Cult War

Startling revelations have emerged of a gory tale in the raging rival cult war involving high profile kin pins including senior lecturers of the Edo State owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma. This follows the discovery through its statistics by police in the state that over 16 students of the institution have so far been beheaded during violent cult clashes between various groups in the state. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Haliru Gwandu stated this on Wednesday while briefing newsmen in Benin, the state capital on the successes of the command in the last three weeks.
He disclosed that 61 suspects, who include armed robbers, kidnappers, cultists and rapists, were arrested within the period under review. But in a swift reaction the Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Edward Aihevba, said the statements credited to the commissioner of police “as totally false and embarrassing.” Aihevba said management of the institution “is horrified by the false news story, making the rounds in the print, electronic and social media, credited to the Edo State Commissioner of Police, that three lecturers of the university have been arrested for alleged cult-related activities.”

Three persons were weekend confirmed dead following a renewed cult war in the Bayelsa State owned University, the Niger Delta University, Ammassoma in Southern Ijaw area of the State. The three persons killed are suspected to be students of the Engineering and English departments of the University. One of the victim,the 400 level Engineering student was butchered with matchete. Two other victims were discovered in the community river behind the school in the pool of their blood.

While the Spokesman of the State Police Command, Asimin Butswat,confirmed the incident and said he is yet to get signal from the Ammassoma Division of the State, the Spokesman of the Niger Delta University (NDU). Meanwhile, a coalition of Human rights Advocacy groups, made up of the Zonal Human Rights Initiative (ZUHURAi) and the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) have expressed concern over the recent cases of violence in the University community including the failed attempt to bomb a bank and away with money.

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Limbe ‘FESTAC’ Showcases Cameroon’s Unity in Diversity

The fourth edition of the Limbe Festival of Arts and Culture has come and gone with a huge display of Cameroon’s cultural diversity. The event which took place from 4th to 15.th April was officially opened by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi.
In his traditional opening statement, the vision bearer of Limbe-FESTAC applauded the efforts of the Limbe population for their immense participation in the previous editions of the festival, and how welcoming they have been in bringing Arts and Culture to life. The Chairman disclosed that this year, the Councilors of the City Council approved the sum of FCFA 125 Million while more support is expected from other sponsors. He also “doffed his hat” to the entire population of Limbe for their sense of responsibility, maturity and discernment which had immensely contributed in lifting up the Limbe Municipality, making it unique amongst many other cities.

The city council boss equally saluted the efforts of Senior Councilors for approving the organisation of the 4th edition of the Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC). The Government Delegate emphasized on the fact that the City Council is a non-profit institution which equally applies to Limbe FESTAC. He equally thanked some organizations like the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) and the prestigious Cameroon oil refinery commonly known in its French acronym as ‘SONARA’ for their unwavering support during the past successful editions and expressed his willingness to continue this collaboration with them alongside other
potential partners and sponsors. In deep connection with the theme of Limbe FESTAC which is “Unity In Diversity”, the President of the Limbe Chiefs’ conference, Chief Doctor Ekoka Molindo expressed joy to the fact that Limbe is linked to many historical events thus the right time for such an event to be held. He equally highlighted the fact that FESTAC is a gift to the Limbe population that should be treasured for a lifetime.

Honorable Etombi Ikome Gladys, the Member of Parliament for Fako East
constituency implored on press men and all others who were present to implement one of the main objectives of Limbe-FESTAC, which is to “relax” and get some time off from the usual hustle and bustle of daily living. The Minister of Arts and Culture for his part said Limbe FESTAC is now a rallying ground for Cameroon’s cultural diversity,adding that the flag of FESTAC must continuously be left to fly high.

The Limbe Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) is a platform for all culture from the Republic of Cameroon to be represented in one city alongside other cultures from neighboring countries like Nigeria and Gabon. This cultural and artistic jamboree will be characterized by activities ranging from Miss Limbe

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