Saturday, April 20, 2019

Inmate Gives Birth To Twins In Calabar Prison


From left: Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong and other
staff of Afokang Prison, Calabar, holding the twins delivered by a female inmate of the Prison in Calabar



A female inmate of the Afokang prison, Calabar (name withheld), has given birth to twins, a boy and girl, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, told NAN on Saturday in Calabar that the lady gave birth to the twins on Thursday at the Prison yard in Calabar.

The commissioner said she received a distress call from the prison authorities about an inmate with complicated labour issues.

She disclosed that her team immediately swung into action to provide health services to the inmate.

“The Cross River Government has taken responsibility for a set of twins delivered by a female inmate of the Calabar Prisons.

“The lady was delivered of a set of twins, a boy and a girl, and unfortunately developed some postpartum morbidity and had to be referred for expert management.

“The state government had taken over management of the babies and already christened them Benedict and Linda Ayade

“While awaiting full recovery of the mother. This also highlights the magnanimity of the governor in ensuring no child goes to bed hungry,” she said.

She told said the prison authority commended the State Government for the swift response in arresting the situation following her critical condition.

When NAN correspondent visited the prisons, the authority could not disclose the identity of the lady, saying it was classified as she was still an inmate.

An officer who pleaded anonymity, said the lady was currently receiving treatment in a medical facility in Calabar.

When asked when the lady was admitted into the prison, the officer said: “That is a classified information and I can’t give answer to that please.”

PDP Blames Jimi Agbaje For Defeat In Lagos Governorship Election


Jimi Agbaje


The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed Jimi Agbaje, its governorship candidate, for the defeat the party suffered at both the presidential and governorship elections in the state.

Taofik Gani, Publicity Secretary of PDP in Lagos, stated this in an interview with The Nation newspaper, published on Friday.

He blamed Agbaje and the overwhelming presence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for the party's loss of the elections in Lagos.

He said one of the reason for the “embarrassing” defeat of the PDP, particularly during the governorship election, was because Agbaje decided to handle campaign logistics single-handedly, barely 72 hours to the election.

He said: “We were faced with situations where we could not get to campaign or reach out to people in some areas. For instance, some royal fathers and chiefs were very hostile to many of our candidates for fear of being witch-hunted by the ruling party. Indeed, some government functionaries and royal fathers were bold enough to give support to some of our candidates. But, generally what played out was obvious desperate preparedness and bulldozer-like style of the APC in Lagos, which overwhelmed our own planning.

“About 72 hours to the presidential election, actions and inactions that were obviously reactionary and defeatist cropped up. I will say that the last straw that broke the camel’s back was the happenings in the last 72 hours wherein the PDP governorship candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje, alienated some members and leaders of the party from the final disbursement of logistics. This action consequently reflected in the participation of voters for the PDP.

“If Agbaje is still trying to rationalise his apparent misdeed, then, he is not doing himself any good. I will advise him to accept that he committed a big blunder to have unilaterally disbursed logistics provided by the presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to the extent that neither the state chairman, Dr. Adegbola Dominic, nor the party leader, Chief Bode George, knew anything about the manner of disbursement. I’m also aware that other leaders like Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Chief Mrs. Aduke Maina and Senator Kofo Bucknor-Akerele are still shocked that Agbaje could be that unilateral.

“As the image maker of the party, I’m still struggling to defend the issues surrounding the disbursement of the election logistics, because the action was such that can destroy loyalty, commitment and selflessness top the party. I will reiterate that Agbaje should find a forum to publicly apologise to the party for the manner he influenced the last actions of the presidential elections. But for the fact that Agbaje is the governorship candidate, one would have hastily declared him as a saboteur in Lagos PDP.

"The money in question was not near what we knew the APC spent in Lagos. But the sum was enough to compliment the ready-made votes for the PDP. The manner of disbursement adopted by Agbaje leaves much to be desired. The problems created by the recent governorship election in Lagos PDP are such that the national headquarters must act swiftly to forestall complete disaffection within the party. Lagosians have been disappointed. Efforts must be made to restore the love and confidence of Lagosians in PDP.”

Nollywood Loses Popular Movie Director, Ifeanyi Onyeabor



Ifeanyi Onyeabor


A Nollywood movie director and stunt specialist, Ifeanyi Onyeabor, is dead.

The accomplished filmmaker died while filming in Jos, Plateau State, on Good Friday.

SIC Entertainment Production Nigeria Limited, a company he ran alongside his partner, Steve James, confirmed his death in a statement on Friday.

The company described him as ’’an over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.’’

The statement partly read, ’’When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – making movies.

’’Onyeabor was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight.

’’Onyeabor, will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your movie will keep your memory alive.

’’We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our brother, director. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Onyeabor’s movie’s and have precious memories of his movies. May his gentle soul rest in peace.’’

Some of his popular works include My Mother’s Heart, 5 Apostles, Darkest Knight, One Good Turn and many more.

The deceased was set to release his latest movie, True Legends, later in the month before he passed on.

Police Arrest Cultist Who Lured Female Job Seekers, Raped Them And Took Their N*de Photos


Suspect


The Imo state police command has apprehended a suspected rapist and cultist. It was gathered that the suspect identified as Udochukwu Reginald and his gang members took two 18-year-old victims from Orodo Mbaitoli L.G.A – on the pretence of going to offer them a job on Monday, April 1, 2019.

On getting to their hide-out at Umuezuo Naze Owerri North L.G.A, they were blindfolded, raped and their nude photographs taken. They were also given some concoction to drink.


Operatives of anti kidnapping squad busted the hoodlum’s hideout, rescued the victims and arrested the suspect while other members of his gang took to their heels.

Suspect confessed to the crime and also stated that he is a member of the dreaded Vikings Confraternity.



EXHIBITS RECOVERED;

1. Female pants
2. Braziers
3. Charms
4. Two Phones
5. Female Hand Bags.

President Buhari, NJC Extend Appointment Of Acting CJN By Three Months




The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the appointment of Ibrhaim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by three months.

Soji Oye, NJC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

The spokesman was reacting to a report that council will meet to deliberate on extension of the acting CJN.

Oye said the council met and approved Buhari’s request to extend the appointment of Muhammad.

“The attention of the National Judicial Council has been drawn to an online newspaper and daily newspaper report stating that the council would meet next week to deliberate on the extension of the Acting Appointment of Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria,” he said.

“Contrary to the above, the Council actually met on Thursday 18th April, 2019 and at the 88th Meeting considered and approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for the extension of the Appointment of Hon. Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR, as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria for another three (3) months and Council has since forwarded its approval to the president.”

Muhammad was appointed after Walter Onnoghen was suspended by Buhari and subsequently tried by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for false assets declaration.

He was convicted on Thursday and barred from holding public office for 10 years.

The embattled justice has appealed the verdict of the CCT.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Tonto Dikeh ready to love again, goes on a date with Daniel Amokachi


Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh is opening her heart to love again after it was broken by her estranged husband, Churchill.


She went on a date with Nigerian football legend, Daniel Amokachi in Abuja on Thursday evening and she enjoyed the dinner so much that they had a dance afterward.

The 33-year-old screen goddess shared the video via Instagram on Thursday.

“#THEBULL X #KINGTONTO X @silkroadabj @danielamokachi ,” she wrote.



Earlier in April, Tonto Dikeh denied reports that she illegally sold an SUV belonging to her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill.

This came after Olakunle submitted a petition via his legal team to the office of the Inspector General of police claiming that he acquired the Toyota Prado SUV worth N22M for his organisation, Big Church Group.

He added that the actress has since forged ownership papers and sold the vehicle.

Wow! Meet The Beautiful University Student Who Hawks Local Snacks On Campus (Photo)


Juliet Ozioko sells local snacks on campus

At a time many desperate young girls are doing unimaginable things, including selling their bodies to make money, a 300 level female student of Public Administration, of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Agbani, is poised to make a difference.

Juliet Ozioko, 21, said she was pushed by the dwindling economy coupled with the urge to be self-reliant to start the business of preparing and selling Okpa; a popular snack in Igbo land, especially amongst the people of Enugu state.

The enterprise which she started only recently, according to Ozioko, is fast bringing her fame on campus, regardless that many of her classmates mocked her initially.

She told our correspondent that she wakes up early in the morning to start the cooking and by 7am she will be ready to go. Then, she would visit other occupants of a private hostel where she resides in Enugu to find out those would buy the product for breakfast, thereafter, she would take the remaining to the campus in Agbani.

At the campus, she sells to her departmental students before taking what is left to other departments to sell.

Ozioko who also makes a local drink called zobo said: “I started the business just to keep myself busy, get income and augment what I’m getting from my parents for my studies and upkeep.

“I left other businesses and focused on okpa because I am trying to promote one of the best foods Nsukka is widely known for and to promote the culture of my hometown. Mind you, okpa though taken as snacks is one of those foods when you eat it in the morning; it will sustain you for the whole day.”

The young lady disclosed that she makes in the average about N2000 every day from sales, indicating that her studies actually inhibit her desire to expand the trade.

Surprisingly, Ozioko said that she did not have any formal training in preparing the local food but got the skill while she watched her mother cook it overtime.

“I wasn’t trained; I’m just a normal girl who sits in the kitchen while mum cooks, so, my love for okpa made me learn it so fast from my mother,” she said.

Asked what is special about her okpa, she explained that it is tasty and natural because she does not just use any kind of palm oil, adding that she prepares it under very hygienic condition.

The enterprising student also talked about her plans to package the okpa in a special way that it could with time become a brand.

How do other students look at you on this business?

Some students do murmur things like, I don’t even know that she can do this kind of business and some funny comments, most of them do ask me, Juliet, so you’re now selling okpa and I will reply them, no I am selling suya… the good thing is that the business has kept me away from unnecessary distraction.

How do you combine it with your academics?

I do wake up very early in the morning to make the okpa, latest by 7am it will be ready, then I will take my bath, sell to my fellow students in the hostel and take the rest to school. It doesn’t affect my studies at all.

To what extent do you think you will go in this business?

Well, I can’t really say for now, but I know it’s not ending yet, by God’s grace we might have a factory where we produce okpa in large scale. Again, am targeting places like boarding schools and government institutions where I can get contract to supply the okpa, occasionally.

What are the challenges you face in the business?

During my first week in the business, some students were saying ‘your okpa is too big. You won’t make gain if you continue to size it like this’, but lately they were like, increase the size a bit, that alone is a big challenge because if you don’t serve them right, you might lose customers, and I don’t want to lose any of them. Sometimes, you might not sell as fast as you wished; if I notice that people in our department are not ready to eat okpa, I will have to take it to other departments to sell.

Do you have the capacity to supply large quantity say 1000 pieces, if you get an order?

Yes, and that will give me the opportunity to employ some hands and boost the business.

What is your advice to other students who depend solely on their parents/guardians for all their needs?

My advice for them is that nothing is too small to do; it depends on how you run your business. In whatever you do, always remember there are ups and downs, so you will have to be ready to endure, have patience, be determined, and keep being focused. I urge my fellow students who still depend on their parents for everything to start little business. It will really help them, and keep them away from many negative things. Don’t be shy in anything that earns you little money, be bold, proud and love what you do as long as it’s legitimate. God will lift you. Remember that an idle man is devil’s workshop.

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Source: Sun News
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