Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Timi Dakolo's wife, Busola shared the photo and captioned it;
Do you sometimes ignore PLAY TIME WITH THE BIG BABY and keep doing Your work, house chores, taking care of children? IT IS NOT ALLOWED???? @timidakolo my big baby????? #wivesbewarned
Big Brother Naija (BBN) 2018 house-mate, Bitto might have received a warning from biggie yesterday.
After the cameras showed him on a bed getting a little too close to a fellow housemate, Princess, he was immediately summoned to the diary room.
Recall that during the BBNaija 2, housemate Kemen lost his chance to continue the show after he touched Tboss without her consent. He was invited by Biggy into the diary room and expelled afterward.
The men of Bauchi state police command have arrested a 17 year old boy identified as Nuhu Bulus of Boloji ward, Toro local government area of Bauchi state who killed his 65-year-old father, Bulus Azi. The boy was arraigned by the police alongside other suspects.
According to police reports, the boy killed the father by hitting him with a mud pot, wood and Sickle.
It was gathered that the suspect’s other siblings, Samaila Bulus and Musa Bulus reported the incidence at Toro police station on January 17th, 2018. They reported that they left their brother with the father and returned to find their father with head injuries allegedly inflicted on him by their brother.
The father was later rushed to Toro General Hospital where he was certified dead by a medical doctor and the suspect was later arrested.
Speaking to journalists after their arraignment, Nuhu Bulus confessed that they had an argument with his father which later degenerated and he hit the father several times on the head with various objects. He also admitted that he committed the act under the influence of hard drugs which he had taken.
The suspect will be charged to court after investigation.
There was tension in Auchi in Edo state after suspected Fulani Herdsmen attacked and massacred the bus driver of Gloryland school. The youths of the community with the aid of vigilantes – tracked and caught the attackers who were said to be heavily armed with charms and locally made guns.
They were eventually brought to the police station this morning and rescued by soldiers from being lynched by the angry mob…
Read what Blessing Ada Ukelonu shared on Facebook;
Some group of Fulani herdsmen massacred a school ( gloryland group of school) bus driver along Auchi road, it prompted the youths of igarra town nd other nearby villages coupled with vigilantes to swing into action. They were able to capture those devils heavily armed with charms and locally made guns. They were eventually brought to the police station this morning.
The youths were protesting for them to be killed, that led to another brouhaha, the men of the Nigerian Army were called into the scene, when they arrived, the youths were still demanding for them to be killed, it brought about an altercation between the army nd youths, the army fired heavy gunshots into the air to clear further disagreement.
At the end, the issue was resolved, those fool’ani evil men were taken to Benin by the army nd police alongside some representatives of Igarra kingdom so as to avoid jungle justice.
Those of us at igarra, be very vigilant nd security conscious. They might just come back re-enforced, fulani people don’t accept defeat,their fight is like a bush fire during harmattan. But they Ve forgotten that this is EDO state, heartbeat of the nation, we no dey carry poooosh.
In all’ the horses are prepared bfor the days of battle, but safety is of the Lord. Pray for the peace of jerusalem(#nigeria)..
Monday, January 29, 2018
Lionel Messi’s late strike against Alaves on Sunday gave Barcelona the 2-1 win, and also gave the Argentine the advantage over Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga free-kick goals.
With Sunday’s game deadlocked in the 84th minute, Messi curled home a dead-ball effort to earn a victory for the league leaders at the Camp Nou.
It was Messi’s 21st career direct free-kick goal in La Liga, giving the Argentine the most of any player since Opta began collecting data in 2003-04.
Messi and Real Madrid star Ronaldo went into the mach deadlocked at 20, but the late winner against Alaves saw the Argentine put his nose in front.
Sunday’s match marked another milestone for the 30-year-old, who made his 200th career Liga appearance at the Camp Nou.
Starting from 1 February, cars plying the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge will have to pay toll of N300, which represents an increase of N50 from the old toll.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, had announced a new toll regime last Friday and released the new tolls to be paid by motorists.
The toll was raised from N250 to N300, while Sports Utility Vehicles, SUV, will now pay N400 as against the former N300.
A statement issued by LCC on Sunday said drivers/owners of cars and tricycles driving on the Lekki-Epe Expressway would pay N200 toll as against the old rate of N120.
SUV will now attract N250 at the Admiralty Toll Plaza of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, instead of the former N150.
Also, heavy duty trucks/buses with two or more heavy axles will attract N1,000 at the Admiralty Circle Plaza on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, according to the latest statement from the LCC.
The LCC also imposed a 25 percent increase on operators of commuter mini buses intending to use the Admiralty Circle Plaza of the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
See The Pre-wedding Photos Of A Nigerian Man And His 'Unique' Bride That Is Currently Melting Hearts
A Nigerian man identified as Epelle is set to wed his “unique bride” on the 12th of April 2018 in a beautiful wedding ceremony to be graced by the couple’s family and friends.
The “groom-to-be” had several colorful pre-wedding photos with his “bride-to-be”.
The groom’s friend, Osuagwu Josephat shared the photos on Facebook.
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Drama In Ilorin As High Court judge Orders Former Chief of Nigerian Navy Retired Vice Admiral Samuel Afolayan To Pay N9 Million Naira To Herdsman For Arresting 42 Cows Brought To Destroy His Farms.
An Ilorin High Court has ordered a retired navy chief, Vice- Admiral Samuel Olajide Afolayan, to pay N9 million being the cost of damages and for detaining 42 cows belonging to a Fulani herdsman, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, illegally and unconstitutionally.
The verdict, delivered on January 9, 2018, indicated that the retired admiral was also ordered to pay N500,000 for each day of default of the judgement debt.
Justice Adeyinka Sikiru Oyinloye gave the judgment in suit NO.KWS/83M/2017.
The herdsman, Abdullahi, had sought the declaration of the court that the seizure and/or detention of his 60 cows by the respondent was bizarre, unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional.
He also sought the respondent’s unconditionally release of the cows with immediate effect, and another order that the respondent should tender unreserved apology to be published in two national dailies within two weeks of the judgment..
N10m was demanded by the applicant.
According to him, security guards attached to Afolayan had accosted his son outside the farm of the respondent in Obo-Ile in Ekiti local government area of Kwara State and pointed gun at him while he was rearing his cows on May 17 2017 and seized the 60 cows.
According to him, despite frantic efforts to get the cows back, the respondent held on to them, insisting that N5m had to be paid to get them back.
Afolayan in his defence, told the court that the cows were led into his farm on the said day and destroyed his cassava and maize farm worth N2.5m while the applicant burnt his cassava processing plant which made him to insist that he must pay for the losses estimated at N15m, which was later reduced to N5m after pleas.
While delivering his judgment, Justice Oyinloye said though the applicant claimed 60 cows were involved, the respondent admitted seizing only 42.
Nollywood Actress, Ini Edo Sets Internet Agog As She Flaunts Her God Gift Gigantic Backside Online (Photos)
Nollywood actress, Ini Edo who was once rumoured to have gone for hip surgery following her obvious increase from the back.
The divorced actress and political appointee just shared these photos of herself on IG and her fans are going gaga. Some are even wondering if those hips are natural but their doubts can't dent her confidence.
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Controversial US-trained journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has lambasted Canada-based Nigerian singer, Stephanie Otobo over her recent confession that she lied against Apostle Suleman Johnson of the Omega Fire Ministry.
Miss Otubo shocked Nigerians when she came out to confess yesterday that she was paid heavily by some politicians in the country to defame the cleric.
Kemi herself had confessed two weeks ago after she was arrested and sent to prison for accusing David Ibiyeomie, a Port Harcourt-based pastor, of adultery.
Reacting to Otubo’s confession, Miss Olunloyo said she should not be compared to Stephanie Otobo, describing Otubo’s confession as lame.
She wrote on Instagram, “Yes you confessed so well to setting#ApostleSuleiman up after rival pastors and politicians paid you. You give people like me a bad name. Stephanie, I posted the first page of an 8 page letter sent to me AS AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST to dig into alleged corruption in a church.
“I do not investigative adultery or alter writer’s own letter. That is why I refused to cover Oyakhilome and Suleiman. However that first page had the newsmaker’s names in it and I was promptly arrested as I was looking for witnesses and posted my number.
“I fought the system to prove my innocence by pleading that it was SENT TO ME. I do NOT collect money for news tips or do sponsored stories not verified. I was awaiting the newsmaker’s response to confirm or deny and never got the chance to file a story and they never returned my messages.
“I spent a total of 6 months in prison!! You DID NOT go to prison when Apostle had you arrested. Did sponsors PAY? Your confession was lame! It had no character. On Sunday, I will attend Thanksgiving for David Ibiyeomie’s successful 5 nights of glory crusade. I will hand over the letter to him and finally FREE myself in a water baptism.
“Only God and possibly him know the writer who called themselves a “Salvation Ministries member.” I was not paid, the devil used me to try and investigate lies.
“All stories I did about Pastors were true. This person also called me the expert on pastor stories especially after Rev. King, Oyedepo girl slap, Adeboye students on cocaine and TB Joshua congregation death in Ghana and Nigeria.
“Politicians and even rival Pastors can’t pay me to tarnish names. Many say we touched the annointed and did them harm. You did more harm for allowing the devil to PAY u to slander, defame & libel a man about car gifts, a fake pregnancy and lies on promises he made u.
“The wife’s video told it all. Take what’s left of the money and donate it to Suleiman’s church to help his prison ministry if he has one. Empower our people suffering behind bars. That is what I stand for. God Bless you.”
Brazil warmed up for next month’s Rio Carnival with spectacular block parties as revellers took to the streets in preparation for the grandest celebration in the country. Samba dancers, elaborate costumes and lots of feathers and glitter could be seen as delighted revellers took to the streets for the pre-Carnival Banda de Ipanema ‘bloco’, or block party.
Some people even went Private, covering themselves with paint as they celebrated on January 27. There were fears that this year’s Carnival in Rio De Janeiro could be delayed or hampered.
These worries were based on a significant funding cut from Rio’s new Evangelical mayor.
Singer, Yemi Alade has called out other female singers for not supporting each other in the music business.
She blamed pettiness and their lack of vision for the small number of ladies in the Nigerian music Industry via her snap. She tried to encourage the female artiste to emulate their male counterparts through cooperation.
‘Ladies can we just get together, respect each other and not put ourselves against each other. Because we put ourselves against each other that’s why the whole world always put us against each other.
I know about female artists who when you want to feature them on an album they have to be the only female artiste on that album. If they are not the only one on the album they won’t feature, that is why we are so few.”
It’s so petty, we are the cause of our downfall. Go and see the guys and see how they are doing well and killing it, it’s by cooperation and division of labour, we can’t do it alone” the singer concluded.
President Muhammadu Buhari says the war against corruption has come to stay in Nigeria as he described it as “”one of the greatest evils of our time.’’
The President stated this while formally launching the African Anti-Corruption Year 2018 during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa Ethiopian.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, said the President spoke after being conferred as the Champion of the theme of the 30th AU Summit, namely, “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.”
President Buhari thanked his African colleagues for entrusting him with such a noble responsibility.
He pledged to do his best “to ensure that the anti-corruption agenda will receive the attention it deserves and make the impact we all hope for, during 2018 and beyond.”
He said: “”Corruption is indeed one of the greatest evils of our time. Corruption rewards those who do not play by the rules and also creates a system of distortion and diversion thereby destroying all efforts at constructive, just and fair governance.’’
The President, who noted that Africa had made some significant strides in enacting legal and policy frameworks such as the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC) to address the vice, said the desired impact had been lacking.
“Fifteen (15) years after the adoption of the African Union Convention, 2018 provides a good starting point to take stock of progress made so far, assess what still needs to be done and devise new strategies to address new corruption challenges,” he said.
According to President Buhari, in spite of sustained economic growth on the continent for the past two decades, “public confidence has been eroded by a focus on short-term priorities and payoffs, propelled by corruption, which too often leaves projects uncompleted and promises unfulfilled.”
He identified other negative effects of corruption to include threat to national security and eroding the development of a universal culture of good governance, democratic values, gender equality, human rights, justice and the rule of law.
In tackling bribery and corruption, the Nigerian leader said the crucial place of strong institutions cannot be over-emphasised.
He maintained that, “a judiciary which stands firm against arbitrariness and injustice by the executive is a vital pillar in the anti-corruption fight.
““As leaders, we must build synergy between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial arms of government in order to entrench good governance, transparency and accountability.
“”Strong institutions are a necessary condition in any society which aims to fight corruption.
““In building strong national and regional institutions, we must adequately empower our national anti-corruption agencies and insulate them from political influence.’’
President Buhari also stressed the need to encourage increased institutional collaboration between Law Enforcement Agencies and anti-corruption Agencies in order to win the fight against corruption and corrupt practices.
Justifying further the imperative to defeat the evil which corruption represented, President Buhari said: “”It is evident that corruption has a devastating impact on marginalized communities especially the youth, women and children.
“Corruption breeds unequal societies, renders vulnerable groups prone to human trafficking, as well as recruitment into armed groups and militia. In effect, corruption deprives our young citizens of opportunities to develop meaningful livelihoods.’’
He listed his priorities in the campaign against corruption in 2018 to include, organising African Youth Congresses against Corruption in order to sensitise and engage the youths in the fight against corruption.
He also pledged to mobilise AU member states to implement the extant legal framework on corruption and canvassing “for the strengthening of the criminal justice system across Africa through exchange of information and sharing best practices in the enforcement of anti-corruption laws.”
The President, who called for the strengthening of the AU Advisory Board on Corruption to make it more proactive, also proposed to enlist the support of parliamentarians, women associations, the media, business community, faith-based groups, the youth, educational institutions and traditional rulers among others in the campaign.
While revealing that Africa loses about 50 billion dollars annually to corruption, Buhari advocated greater efforts in addressing the causal relationship between corruption and illicit financial flows.
President Buhari drew the attention of his colleagues to the “corrosive role that tax havens and secret jurisdictions play in concealing ill-gotten assets.”
According to him, the continental body must do more “to stop the continuous “assault on our economic and financial resources by multinationals in collusion with some of our citizens.”
He further observed that tackling corrupt acts and greed required a reorientation of attitudes and perceptions.
President Buhari declared: “To win the fight against corruption, we must have a CHANGE of mind set.”
He reminded his fellow African leaders that the campaign against corruption would not be an easy task because “corruption does fight back,” but advised them to remain firm and resolute.
The Nigerian leader said he was inspired to champion the campaign against corruption by the commitment, encouragement and support of his colleagues.
He said: “”In Nigeria we have gone far into the implementation of our CHANGE Agenda, which is primarily aimed at fighting corruption.”
He also reiterated “Nigeria’s abiding commitment to the fight against corruption today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.”(NAN)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have called on the Nigeria Army to support the campaign against polio in the Northeast to ensure total eradication of the disease.
Lt. Yemi Sokoya, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 22 Brigade, said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Maiduguri by Mr Michael Galway, the Foundation’s Country Coordinator.
Galway made the call when he visited the 22 Armoured Brigade, Dikwa, Borno.
Galway said that such collaboration with the military was necessary to facilitate conduct of immunisation in areas ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents in Lake Chad region.
He lamented that the disease manifested itself in 2016, after previous successes recorded in the campaign against it.
The coordinator said the ongoing conflict with Boko Haram insurgents made it difficult to immunise children in the affected communities.
“Polio virus is harboring in areas where the insurgents’ operates; it is really difficult for immunisation workers to reach.
“I believe that it is only the Nigerian Army who can take the vaccine to those areas, most especially the liberated communities; with the use of mobile devices for effective coordination,” Galway said.
He added that polio campaign was at its final stage and expressed optimism that such cooperation would assist to achieve the set goal.
Responding, Brig.-Gen. John Ochai, the Brigade Commander, pledged support to ensure the success of the exercise in the region.
Ochai lauded the foundation over its health interventions despite the security challenges in the Northeast region.
“The Foundation is pursuing a worthy cause and we are ready to collaborate with you to achieve the goal.
“I can assure you that within the limit of our logistics, we would cover all the villages to achieve the desired result,” said the brigade commander. (NAN)
Friday, January 26, 2018
Former Abia governor, Dr Orji Kalu, on Thursday faulted ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari criticising his poor handling of the economy and advising him not to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Kalu told newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos, that Obasanjo lacked the moral right to comment on such national issues.
He noted that Buhari’s government may be slow in taking critical decisions, but had done well in tackling corruption, recalling high level of graft in the 16 years that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ruled Nigeria.
Kalu said Buhari had recorded modest achievements in his two and half years tenure, which necessitates his re-election.
The former governor listed the commencement of work on the Second Niger Bridge and other interventions in the economy as some of Buhari’s feats.
“I am not going to talk about former President Obasanjo’s letter because I am going to make some consultations with the United States, Germany, China and the United Kingdom, then I will come back and speak on that letter.
“I think Obasanjo’s letter is not in the best interest of Nigeria. I don’t want to reply him because I have given you example times without number.
“There are three express roads Obasanjo refused to build when he was the president of Nigeria; Port Harcourt-Okigwe-Umuahia-Enugu expressway. It is being built now by the Buhari administration.
“Another one is the Enugu-Awka-Onitsha Expressway. It is being built now by the Buhari administration. Obasanjo did not build it.
“Then there is the Onitsha-Owerri-Aba Expressway. The Buhari administration is building it now.
“Between Obasanjo and Buhari who should I call my friend in real terms? So Buhari is my friend; so he is a better President.
“I don’t wish to reply that letter because the former president has no morals that should qualify him to write that letter,” he said.
According to Kalu, Nigerians have also not forgotten the $16 billion wasted on building power plants by the Obasanjo administration which yielded no result.
He said it would, therefore, be unfair to the South East, South South and South Western parts of Nigeria not to support the second term bid of Buhari.
He, however, advised Buhari to speak on security issues in Nigeria because it was threatening the fabric of socio-economic cohesion of the country.
Kalu said the challenge of herdsmen/farmers clash was lingering in some states because their governors lacked the capacity to handle the situation. (NAN)
“He Did Not r*pe Me, We Had Consensual s*x”- JJS2 Student in viral sex video with Ghanaian Principal speaks up
The female Jss 2 student in the viral sex video with the headmaster of Breman Eduman D/A Basic School in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District of the Central Region, Robert Sepey has spoken up about the video.
The minor in her statement to police officers disclosed that she was not raped and the sex was consensual.
According to the Director of Public Affairs of the Central Regional Police Command, ASP Irene Oppong, “She [the female student] said: ‘The man never defiled me’, so now it’s up to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to take over and also investigate if there is any code of conduct that the man has violated.”
The headmaster, whose name has been given only as Robert Sepey, is seen in a video believed to be recorded by him during the alleged act.
The youth and opinion leaders of the town are therefore calling for a mass transfer of all teachers in the community as they claim the phenomenon has existed for long and can’t be allowed to continue.
In the video which has since gone viral, Mr. Sepey is seen with the girl (name withheld) kneeling in front of him on a kitchen stool as he engages in the act.
ASP Irene Oppong has cautioned the public to stop circulating the video adding that anyone found culpable will be arrested and face the law.
“The problem now is the circulation of the video. We have some names that we have information that they circulated the video, so, for now, we are looking for them, we have invited some to come this morning, others are on the run and we are using opinion leaders to look for them,” she said on Accra-based Citi FM.
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode on Commerce, Deji Tinubu, is reported to have slumped and died.
According to reports doing the rounds on the internet, Deji, who was the former Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, died late on Thursday during a novelty match in the Epe area of Lagos State.
At the recent Cabinet reshuffle by Ambode, he was redeployed to Commerce and Industry as Special Adviser before his death.
Tinubu was the Chairman, Lagos Sports Commission and Special Adviser to the Governor on Sports.
He was later made the Special Adviser on Sports alone after the sports commission chairman was given to another person by Ambode.
Tinubu was also the Director General, Lagos Sports Commission during the former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure.
He was said to be playing football with other members of the State Executive Council after the end of the second day of the ongoing Retreat for Permanent Secretaries, directors and executives members late Thursday in Epe when he slumped and died.
Some sources said he suddenly shouted during the football match and then slumped and died.
It has been reported that the Jigawa Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said on Thursday it had arrested a 27-year-old man with five live ammunition and a set of military camouflage.
also found on the suspect was a knife, a cellular phone and N1,000, the agency’s spokesman, Mairiga Ya’u, said in a statement in Dutse.
According to him, the suspect, who gave his name as Abdullahi Ibrahim, was apprehended on Jan. 21.
“The suspect, who was arrested by men of the command while on a routine patrol, had no any means of identification as military man,” he said.
Ya’u added, however, that the suspect indeed admitted not being a member of the Armed Forces, but attempted to bribe the NDLEA officers with N500,000 to release him.
“Of course, our officers rejected that bait and apprehended him,” Ya’u said, adding that the suspect had been transferred to the Police for further investigation and necessary action.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command,CP Edgal Imohimi, has appealed to Lagosians to desist from offering or giving alcoholic drinks to policemen in Lagos state command. .
The appeal became necessary in view of the misconduct of some policemen after consumption of all kinds free alcoholic beverages given to them by friends, party makers or by those who come to police station for one reason or the other.
He stated that henceforth any member of the public who offers a police man alcoholic beverage, would have a lot to explanation to make to the police authority while the drunken officer would face the harshest possible punishment for drunkenness as stipulated in the Police Act.
He stated that should there be any need to offer them drinks, it must be mineral water or non alcoholic beverages.
In a similar vein, the commissioner of police warns all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to locate and shut down all shops within their barracks, Area Command and Divisional premises where alcoholic beverages are sold or consumed in line with Nigeria Police Rules and Regulations.
Desmond Elliot has just shared a beautiful throwback picture of his family when he was younger.
Desmond Elliot born Desmond Oluwashola Elliot; is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas.
The award winning actor , was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.He is a father of two sets of twins and he is known for sharing beautiful pictures. He once shared a beautiful throwback picture of his mother holding him as a child.
Posting the beautiful family picture on instagram, he had the caption:
#tbt Family Of life , all grown and missed .. Daddy , Mummy , Chinedu, Femi and Funmilola .. wait a minute where’s Shegun.. #Jos city #goodolddays #missmidaddy #mummy70soon #kidsallmarriedanddoingok
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Singer Simi recently signed an endorsement deal with the popular mobile browser, Opera Mini. She will be their brand ambassador in Nigeria.
An excited Simi in her statement mentioned that she had a great 2017 and she is so delighted to be starting the new year with a good deal that will not only be beneficial to her music and her brand only but to the organization, she is dealing with.
“I’m delighted to be working with such an exciting brand as Opera, helping them introduce Opera News to Nigeria and reminding everyone how awesome Opera Mini is”, I had a great year in 2017 personally and to start this new one with this collaboration is so exciting. I’m doing lots of projects with Opera over the coming months, so watch this space.”
Simi will not be first Nigerian celebrity to sign an endorsement deal with Opera Mini. Chelsea FC star, Victor Moses was an ambassador for the browser in the year 2017 in a deal that was worth about $100,000.
Lady Laments Over Photos Of Security Squad As They Escort Their Boss’ Wife To Make Her Hair In Abuja
A lady has lamented online after seeing the tight security squad who escorted their boss’ wife to make her hair in a saloon in Abuja. Facebook user Lara Bamisaiye Fatunbi took to her social media account to share what she saw.
Fellow Nigerians pls see this annoying show of shame… all these police n mopol followed their Oga’s wife to make her hair in poly plaza Abuja. .. what a waste of tax payers money and govt resources. 1 human being! So annoying, so wrong. The rest of us don’t matter right???
Reality star and mother-of-three, Kim Kardashian shared this bathroom selfie of herself, wearing nothing but a thong with hands covering her ample bust.
Nollywood actress, Dorcas Shola Fapson has narrated how she was left “shaking” after being nearly sexually assaulted by a Taxify driver whom she identified as Henry Nnaemeka.
According to Instablog9ja, Fapson said she booked a trip with the cab-hailing service and Nnaemeka was the Taxify driver who came to attend to her.
However, as the journey progressed, the driver allegedly locked her in the cab, drove her to a random house and tried to drag her into the house.
The actress disclosed that the pepper spray she carried with her saved her from the ordeal as she emptied it into his eyes.
In the light of the heavy criticism levelled against Buhari by former President Obasanjo who told him not to seek re-election, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has spoken out on the matter.
According to the group, Obasanjo’s statements are misdirected as in their opinion they should have been directed at the National assembly.
In a statement written by the President of the body Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said that the National assembly is largely responsible for the failings of the current government.
The statement reads: “Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday berated President Muhammadu Buhari. Among other things, he advised him not to seek re-election in 2019.
“The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) believes that Obasanjo’s tirade would have been right had he fired it at the National Assembly which has been holding Buhari by the hand. But alas! Obasanjo has chosen the victim instead of the culprit. Although Obasanjo’s epistle is profound, recondite and arcane, we are constrained to conclude that certain germane correlates have not been put into consideration by the respected retired general and ex-head of state.
“Such factors include the circumstances under which the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was formed; the congressional booby trap into which the Buhari administration was welcomed ab initio, which, regrettably, is still in operation; the merger agreement which compelled the running of government with moles and saboteurs (e.g. electricity discos which are still in the hands of the opposition party); Buhari’s prolonged health challenge allegedly occasioned by deliberate poisoning; etc.”
The statement continued, “The crux of all these factors is the National Assembly (NASS) which has constituted itself into a clog in the wheel of progress for the Buhari administration. Buhari is therefore the victim, not the culprit. Buhari is the victim of a well-knitted political conspiracy. Never in the history of Nigeria has any president been entrapped by a hostile and belligerent parliament. This is a NASS ostensibly led by his own party men but who, in reality, are better described as Messrs Jekyll and Hyde.
“Short of playing the ostrich, we opine that what Obasanjo considers failures of the Buhari regime are areas that have been so unpatriotically designed and inhumanly conditioned by the immediate past ruling party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). The North was virtually shut down during the Jonathan regime and any appointment given the North went to minority Christians. We still note that Buhari has appointed quite a number of Northern Christians in the present administration. Clannishness is therefore not in Buhari’s character.
“We cannot understand the parameter used in arriving at the allegation of corruption against the Buhari regime. This is a president who clamped his personal friend in jail over allegations of graft. Former Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, is now in EFCC cell.
“Can we compare ex-President Jonathan of the stealing is not corruption fame to Buhari’s “kill corruption before it kills Nigeria?” Can we compare Jonathan’s pomp, pageantry and fanfare to Buhari’s prudent and low-key approaches? Can we compare Patience Jonathan who used the presidential jets even for shopping in Dubai to Aisha Buhari’s use of commercial planes each time she travelled?”
The statement went on to say; “Buhari has performed fairly well in spite of all encumbrances. Foreign reserves have hit $40 billion despite falling oil prices. For the first time in the history of this country, sacred cows were rendered accountable. An ex-governor was jailed. Corrupt judges were docked. Again for the first time, the Nigerian customs realized up to one trillion naira in 2017. The Joint Matriculations Board (JAMB) made N7 billion naira within one year. Jonathan’s Boko Haram put Nigerian soldiers on the run and occupied more than 15 local governments. Buhari’s Boko Haram is on the run and surrendering in droves.
“We are apprehensive of Obasanjo’s suggestion of a completely new arrangement, a third force. This may plunge Nigeria into chaos. The devil we know is better than the angel we do not know. We do not see a better alternative yet. Nigerians must be wary of made-in-Israel alliances and MOSAB infested youth groups. We have seen the deep animosity with which Muslims are treated in such groups particularly on social media. We will not accept those who treat Muslims like lepers and never show interest in our predicaments.
“Make no mistake about it, President Muhammadu Buhari is not the Muslim president who is passionate about redressing the wrongs done to Nigerian Muslims in the past. We knew that even before he won the election. He is not ready to visit those issues. He is not the type of Muslim committed to righting wrongs done to Muslims. Buhari will not fight for Muslims. But he will not steal. He will not condone stealing. He will not allow any faith to come under the hammer of persecution. That is enough for us. We therefore want to make it clear that we are not routing for Buhari’s second term because he is a Muslim.
“Yet it must be noted that the concern of the Muslim Rights Concern is not Buhari. Our concern is Nigeria. Any transparent and credible Nigerian is welcome. Any Nigerian of any faith is alright for us as president so long as he gives Muslims their Allah-given fundamental human rights. We are neither for APC nor for PDP. We are party-blind. We will not cry louder than the bereaved if Buhari’s party finds him marketable for a second term. Neither shall we take a plunge into the lagoon because a credible alternative has been found either by the opposition or by Buhari’s party.
As a parting shot, we urge ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to take another look at his thesis, to eschew perception and to turn his hose towards the fire, not towards the smoke. NASS is the snake under the green grass. Buhari can take Nigeria to El Dorado if he is given a second term without this conflagration on the roof. As a highly experienced and versatile ex-head of state, Obasanjo can assist Buhari in reducing this risk. We leave the matter to Buhari to decide if he feels strong enough to continue in power, particularly under a new, improved congressional atmosphere.”
The senator representing Kogi West senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, is a known lover of luxury cars.
In an Instagram post, the senator shared a photo of himself in a Ferrari convertible, one of the posh cars in his very huge garage of state-of-the-art automobiles.
He captioned the photo: Life is for the living!!!
Thursday, January 25, 2018
An unnamed teacher alleged to be part of a 4 man robbery gang that operated along Goldie-Mount Zion in Calabar was shot and killed by the Police.
Somebody called the police about the gang and the police, in turn, responded to the distress call that the robbers were harassing owners of shops. Agents from the Uwanse Police Division showed up at the location and were engaged in a gun duel.
The getaway driver and another suspect escaped whilst the teacher was killed and another gang member captured injured.
Among the items recovered were 2 locally-made pistols and phones, laptops and money.
Mrs. Sarah Bepeh, a witness, identified the only suspect that was killed as a teacher in her daughter’s school.
She said, “I know the deceased suspect very well. He taught in different schools before coming to my daughter’s school in this neighbourhood. I am surprised that he was an armed robber. I asked after him a few days ago when I did not see him in the school and I was told that he had stopped working there because of salary issues.
“He is a graduate and I just don’t understand why he went into armed robbery. Just look at how he destroyed himself in the name of looking for fast money. This gang terrorised this area every day. But today (Wednesday), they met their Waterloo.”
Ephraim Chigozie, said he was among those robbed at gunpoint.
“I saw three guys walked into our premises. At first, I thought they were customers who were coming to buy drinks, because we sell beer in wholesale. But I became suspicious when I noticed that the three of them wore fez caps.
Before I knew it, they held one of my boys. I did not know that their leader was holding a pistol. As I tried to walk towards my vehicle, he ordered me back into the store and asked me to lie flat on the floor. They dispossessed us of our money and other valuables before heading for a nearby microfinance bank.
Unfortunately for them, the bank is usually crowded with market women who always go there for loans. They entered the bank and discovered that the crowd was much. They ordered everyone to lie down, but the women started screaming. They had to leave immediately. Some people alerted the police,” he said.
Irene Ugbo, The state Police Public Relations Officer declared in a statement:
“Our men killed one of them during a gun duel. One was injured, while two others are still at large. An investigation is ongoing. We recovered cash, two locally-made pistols, laptops and phones from them. We will surely get to the root of the matter,” she said.
5 schoolgirls in Tanzania have been arrested, authorities quote “so that they can help with information on the men who impregnated them.”
The girls aged between 16 and 19 were arrested as part of a policy against child pregnancies.
Sebastian Waryuba the District Commissioner said that the schoolgirls were arrested last week.
“We have managed to arrest the girls and their parents but unfortunately those who impregnated the girls have escaped and we are looking for them.”
Pro female rights groups have criticised the arrests, stating that the men who impregnated them should have been arrested instead. The girls were later released on bail and authorities are still searching for the men involved.
Christa Stewart, a lawyer who works with charity Equality Now stated about the case:
“Prosecuting girls who are victims of sexual exploitation and violence, whilst allowing adult perpetrators to go free, sends out the wrong message.
“In a misguided attempt to prove that they take sexual violence seriously, the Tanzanian government is infringing on the human rights of adolescent girls and this is unacceptable. Arresting victims is never the solution.”
Tanzania’s sentence for those who impregnate schoolgirls is at least 30 years in prison to discourage early marriages and more teenage pregnancies that can lead to completely dropping out of school.
Human rights groups however condemned authorities for not implementing policies that allow schoolgirls to return to class after pregnancies but instead chastise them.
Human Rights Watch says many girls regularly experience sexual harassment and exploitation by teachers in schools and that schools lack adequate ways to report these abuses or confidential reporting mechanisms.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10 catholic priests arrested in Congo for protesting and demanding resignation of President Joseph Kabila
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested 10 priests and more than 200 protesters over Sunday’s demonstrations demanding President Joseph Kabila leave power.
The Catholic Church had called for demonstrations against the leader, whose constitutional mandate ended in 2016. Six people were killed in the capital, Kinshasa, when police used tear gas and live bullets to disperse the protesters, which also took place in other parts of the country.
“We have registered the case of 10 priests who have been arrested, including Father Dieudonne Mukinayi of Saint Christophe Parish in Binza Ozone. He is detained in a residence of a government official alongside eight parishioners,” Georges Kapiamba of the NGO Congolese Association for Justice told the UN-sponsored Radio Okapi.
“According to information we have, they were or continue to be mistreated. Their clothes have been torn. Two nuns are missing, 257 demonstrators have been arrested and are being held in various cells in Kinshasa,”Kapiamba added.
The Lay Coordination Committee, an arm of the Catholic Church, had called for nationwide demonstrations to push for the implementation of a political agreement signed between the government and the opposition on 31 December 2016. Under the deal brokered by the Catholic Church, Kabila was to organise elections in 2017.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday ordered investigation into the alleged demolition of an Abuja property linked to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave the directive following complaints by counsel to Mrs. Jonathan, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) that properties belonging to a group – A. Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, linked to his client were demolished by a government agency. The demolition took place while the suit in respect of the properties was still pending before Justice John Tsoho of the same Federal High Court.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had earlier filed an ex-parte application before the court for temporary forfeiture of properties belonging to Mrs. Jonathan, situated at plot 1758, Cadastral Zone, B06 Mabushi and plot 1350, Cadastral Zone, A00 Central Business District, Abuja.
Yesterday’s sitting was to enable the court hear the preliminary objection filed by Ozekhome, challenging jurisdiction of the court to entertain an ex-parte motion brought by the EFCC. But before moving his preliminary objection, Ozekhome informed the court that the buildings, which were the subject matter of litigation, had been demolished.
He further told the court that the properties were demolished by the Federal Government, whose agent, the EFCC, had come to court seeking an interim forfeiture of the property.
“My Lord, we are in a democracy, not dictatorship, gerontocracy, absolutism, oligarchy, despotism, fascism or anarchy. We are operating a democracy, which was defined in 1873 by Abraham Lincoln,” he told the judge.
Ozekhome said it was unfortunate that the government had resorted to self help rather than allow the court to resolve issues brought before it.
To substantiate his claims, Ozekhome presented envelopes containing video recordings, pictures of the demolition and some national dailies which he said contained reports of the demolition.
When asked by the court if he was aware of the demolition, counsel to EFCC, Benjamin Manji denied knowledge of such development.
Manji told the court that he was hearing for the first time that the property, the subject matter of the suit, had been demolished.
“If that is true, it is certainly not by us. Our mandate is clear, it does not include demolition. We need to confirm if the property is still in existence before we can proceed with our application for temporary forfeiture,” he stated.
Ozekhome agreed that the state of the property be ascertained before going further with the case. He said he would also utilise the time to file a proper affidavit, exhibiting the video recording, pictures and newspaper publications on the demolition.
Justice Dimgba held: “I will adjourn for the claim that the property has been demolished to be ascertained to enable the court know what proper steps to be taken.”
He consequently adjourned till February 26 for the report of the probe to be ready and for possible hearing on the applications filed by parties.
Looks like the passports of Davido and everyone who flew back with him to Lagos from Dubai were seized at the airport after his crew member, Kayode aka Tyconne was arrested following an alleged violent scuffle over verification of luggage;
Even though Kayode has since been bailed out of jail, all their passsports have still not been released. Davido’s brother, Adewale took to Snapchat to express his frustration at the non-release of their passports.
Peter Okoye and his wife, Lola Omotayo threw a birthday party for their daughter, Aliona, who just turned 5. All her cousins were in attendance to celebrate the special day with her. Another photo below.