There’s No Justification For 40% Reduction In Osun Federal Allocation, Says Aregbesola


Aregbe_383661331Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has described as unjustifiable a 40 per cent reduction in the federal allocation being received by the state since July 2013.

Aregbesola made this position known in Lagos on Thursday at the launching of a book, ‘Yoruba Elites and Ethnic Politics in Nigeria: Obafemi Awolowo and Corporate Agency’, authored by an associate professor at the University of California-Davies, Wale Adebanwi.

The governor, who is a member of the opposition, All Progressives Party, APC, said the reduction could not be justified as there was no shortfall in the nation’s crude oil receipts.

Said he: “If there is anything my state does not have now, its money. We are managing with 40 per cent reduction in our allocation from the Federal Government. It is not as if I even enjoy saying I depend on the federal allocation, but the truth is that there is no magic that I would have done to suddenly take our state out of dependence on the federal allocation.

“It is important for us to know that there is no justification for that 40 per cent reduction in our allocation. The price of crude oil has remained almost the same at $108 per barrel, and the benchmark, according to them, is $75 per barrel”.

Insecurity: Call 112 emergency line, NEMA tells Nigerians


In the wake of the renewed loss of lives to terrorist activities in the country, the National Emergency Management Agency has urged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of calling the 112 emergency line.

The agency argued that to mitigate disasters in the country, the 112 national emergency line put in place by the Nigerian Communications Commission must be put to use.

Urging Nigerians to always report “anything suspicious” in their environment by dialing the line, NEMA stated that all kinds of emergencies would be handled by relevant security agencies.

“For all kinds of emergencies and disaster mitigation, please dial the 112, emergency number,” NEMA stated in a Twitter post.

The NEMA social media enlightenment campaign came just as the police assured that they have not lost sight of their mission of making Nigeria a safe and secure environment for everyone.

The police, in a message on its official Facebook page, pleaded with Nigerians to support its officers and men with “information” to nip crime in the bud.

Giving security tips on how to help prevent recurrence of loss of lives to bombings, the police said Nigerians need to always pay attention to their surroundings.

“The Nigeria Police Force’s red alert is not intended to induce fear and panic. Nigerians should go about their normal business while paying attention to their surroundings.

“Whenever you see something, say it out. It is important to report suspicious activity to the police station or any other government security agency’s post.

“Report any unusual act. All resources are being deployed to ensure adequate protection of lives and property across the nation,” the police said.

The police, however, chided those it said have taken to social media to demand explanations from security agencies over the recurrent cases of terrorism.

The security agency said the barrage of online enquiries amounted to “distractions,” adding that investigators need to be given more time to focus on their work.

“This is a sensitive investigation. We want to solve this crime within a limited time. Nigerians, please support us with information.

“Please, we don’t want distractions. We don’t want to give out piecemeal information. We’ll brief citizens on our findings as soon as it’s ripe to do so,” the police added.

Meanwhile, a non-governmental organisation, Ohaha Foundation, has said Nigerians should not hesitate to turn in their voluntary donations to victims of the Abuja bomb blast.

Decrying the unabated killing of innocent Nigerians, the Abuja-based foundation wrote on its Twitter page that making voluntary donations to the victims would go a long way in giving them some respite.

It said Nigerians should not just sit in the comfort of their rooms and lament the situation but move towards contributing to the recuperation of the victims.

The foundation wrote, “It’s increasingly becoming very clear that we can’t fix today’s challenges with yesterday’s solution. We need to constantly innovate solutions!

“But there is so much we can do with that N1,000 or more to help victims of the Abuja bomb blast. Talk is cheap, it’s time to act. Support these people affected in the Abuja bomb blast. Please, make your donations to them.”

Meanwhile, a former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has faulted the timing of President Goodluck Jonathan’s security meeting with service chiefs. She said the President should have convened the meeting immediately after the Nyanya carnage, rather than attending the Kano political rally.

She challenged the Federal Government to conduct a public poll on citizens’ opinion of the “President’s Kano partying” to determine its appropriateness and timing.

Writing on her Twitter page, Ezekwesili said, “If, the day after Nyanya tragedy, our President convened a security meeting and conveyed a strong message to the terrorists, that would have been brilliant!

“Today’s (Thursday’s) security meeting rightly convened by our President is the activity of government that should have happened the day he (Jonathan) partied in Kano! A self aggrandising partisan political party event by our President is not an activity of government. It is quite pitiful.

“I can almost predict that it will come to pass one day that the President will realise these praise-singing folks are the ones who do not wish him well.”

Source: Punch Nigeria

Abuja Blast: Group Urges Plateau Residents To Be Alert


Jos Forum of the Switzerland-based Centre for Human Development has urged citizens of Plateau State to be at alert, following recent attack at Nyanya, Abuja where over 70 lives were lost.

It noted that attacks could have a spill over effect in Plateau and warned citizens to be wary and avoid crowded places.

The organisation with headquarters in Geneva and African regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, has been conducting inter-communal dialogue and conflict mediation among all the ethnic nationalities in Plateau, especially in Jos North, Jos South, Barakin Ladi and Riyom local government areas where Fulani herdsmen have ravaged ethnic communities.

Meanwhile, the Special Task Force (STF) on Jos crisis said it has tightened security in Plateau and Bauchi States, saying it will increase temporary checkpoints in both states  throughout the festive period.

In a statement issued by its spokesman, Captain Ikedichi Iweha  the task force stressed that there would be intensified vehicular / Tricycle search at all checkpoints across the states.

It also said: “Use of fireworks, bangers, and burning of tyres in the states during the festive period would not be tolerated.

“Religious leaders are enjoined to sensitize their adherents and followers , particularly the youths not to engage in acts that would disrupt the peace that is currently been enjoyed ”

The statement further warned that any individual or group of persons who caused trouble in the state “have made themselves enemies of the state and would be treated as such.”

Armed Robbers Invade Hostel, r*pe Female Students


Unidentified armed men have attacked and unleashed terror on innocent university students of Osun state, in the early hours of Friday.

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According to reports, a group of armed robbers invaded some students of Osun State University, Osogbo in their private hostels located close to the campus of the university.

It was gathered that the men who were heavily armed with dangerous weapons stormed various private hostels of the university one after the other and robbed occupants of their properties.

The men were said to have dispossessed the students of their belongings including laptops, mobile phones, money, beverages, wrist watches among other things.

It was also learnt that the robbers allegedly defiled some of the female students and all efforts by the male students to launch counter attack on the robbers were unsuccessful due to the kind of ammunition the robbers carried.

The whereabouts of the attackers are yet to be confirmed.

Chingy Opens Up On Transexual Scandal


American rap artist, Chingy, has been off the spotlight for quite a long while without leaving a clue on why his career suddenly came to a pause.

After dropping off of the map for a few years, the St. Louis rapper Chingy has resurfaced and wants to clear the air on what really happened.

Back in 2010, a transsexual named Sidney Starr, who was looking for 15 minutes of fame, took to the media to say that she and Chingy had a secret homie-lover-friends undercover relationship, which set the hip hop world ablaze. Two years later, Sidney resurfaced to say that not only did she lie about her relationship with Chingy, but that he didn’t even know she was a transsexual when they met at a show in Chicago. Unfortunately, by then, the damage was done and Chingy’s career had already taken a hit.

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Chingy and Sydney Star at the show

Speaking on the matter in a recent interview, Chingy has opened up about the false accusations, and explains the aftermath, which included him losing a record deal and tons of bad publicity. Read his side of the story below;

“I remember that day we had that show when me and Ludacris had that show in Chicago. The promoter had some girl dancers on stage that were dressed in body paint just for promotion, promoting whatever he wanted them to promote. And one, who I thought was a young lady, came up to me that wanted a picture, I just took a picture. I thought she was a fan. I thought it was a young lady who was a fan. She seemed pretty cool. I took the picture and that was it.

“Two years after that I see something come out of some bullcrap about this transsexual person was in a relationship with me. I was just like everybody else. I didn’t have a clue as to what this person was talking about. But what happened was, it made me not want to take pictures with people that….with a man that’s in touch with his feminine side a little too much, or a woman that’s in touch with her masculine side a little too much. It made me not want to take pictures with those type of individuals.

“Before I got in this business, I didn’t know anything about somebody trying to sabotage my career [and] my name. That was foreign to me. I thought, I ain’t did nothing to nobody. Why would they want to try something like that with me? So that was foreign to me, so when them people did that it was a shock, but I still was cool. I still was good, but everybody else was taking to it. It actually…it injured my career a little bit. I watched it happen. I lost a deal because of that.[...]A record situation. I lost a deal over that.

“I’ve never been through a sabotaging situation like that, and it was so fabricated. False. And I watched people take to it and it was just crazy. I can’t even…it was beyond me.

 

 

On how he would react if he saw Sidney Starr today;

“First off, I’m a humble dude. I’m a forgiving dude. And that’s another thing…if people know anything about what Jesus spoke of in the Bible you know it was about love and forgiveness. So, I’m a forgiving dude. I would tell that person…which I’ve already told that person how I felt about it because that person contacted my people. I forgave them. I forgave the person because it ain’t no need for me to hold no grudge. It don’t mean that just because that person chose to be evil don’t mean that I gotta be evil right along with them. I’ma stay good-natured. Stay good-hearted. I would tell that person that was pretty messed up. That was foul. I [ended] up losing a lot for that. While they was trying to gain something that they still didn’t gain and trying to walk over people to get where you wanna get, that’s not the way to go. That ain’t it. Because a circle is 360 degrees. So what that tells me is what comes around, goes around.”

More Over Daniella Okeke, Keyan Beauty Flaunts Her Massive Behind In New Photos


 

Corazon is  a lawyer and a part- time model in Kenya….
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Afrocandy Flaunts Her Boob In New Photo – Advises Her Fans To Keep The Holy Week


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The nudist shared this photo and said “Is it me or my Face looks like I just came down from…..You know what I mean? Pls Keep the Holy week Holly”Advising people to keep the holy week holy and sharing this picture along side the message.. Wonders shall never end

Blatter Wants Severe But Effective Penalties for Crowd Disturbances and Racism


President of the world football governing body, Joseph Sepp Blatter, has advocated for newer, but “effective” sporting sanctions in the fight against racism.

The 78-year-old opines that point deduction will go a long way in involving various teams in the campaign against football hooliganism, which has been exhibited at all levels in world football.

“Sporting sanctions are the only effective punishment,” said Blatter. “It has to cause the clubs real hurt, otherwise nothing will change.

The NPFL's Fight Against Hooliganism: The LMC Have Engaged the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence to Enhance Security at Match Venues. Image Credit: LMC.

“It is the troublemakers who must be punished. And it is clear to me that the clubs are responsible for the hooligans.

Stadium ban, as nonetheless one of the punishments approved for the anti-racism and discrimination resolution penal code at last year’s Fifa Congress in Mauritius, has been widely employed in contemporary cases of match disturbance.

Swiss club FC Basel were ordered to play two of their Europa Cup matches following incidents of crowd disturbance and team’s improper conduct during their round of 16 second leg in Austria against Salzburg.

And most recently, the Ukrainian football association was hit with a stadium ban after its fans chanted xenophobic words and displayed Nazi symbols at a World Cup qualifier against San
Marino in Lviv.

Following unsuccessful appeal, the Ukrainians now play their
first home qualifier for the 2018 World Cup behind closed door.

In his column for Fifa Weekly, Blatter likened football behind closed door to “a carnival celebrations without costumes”, while stressing it is “an extremely dubious instrument which represent a disproportionately collective punishment”.

He wants “drastic and severe” sanctions, which does not penalise football.

According to the Fifa’s disciplinary code, cases of racial abuse attracts a warning for first offence and then stricter sanctions such as stadium closure, points deduction or even expulsion from competitions for subsequent offences.

Toure, Suarez, Gerrard, Sturridge Up for PFA Player of the Year Prize


Ivory Coast international, Yaya Toure, joins a trio of Liverpool players among six players nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association’s player of the year award.

Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are three of the Premier League leaders’ players in line for an individual gong, with the Anfield club hoping to end a 24-year wait for a league title.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Southampton’s Adam Lallana completes the list.

Hazard and Sturridge are also in line for the young player award, along with Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, Everton’s Ross barkley and Southampton’s Luke Shaw.

Yaya Toure Celebrates His Goal Against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Suarez, 27, sits at the summit of the league scorers’ chart with 29 goals.

His partner on Liverpool’s frontline, Sturridge, 24, has scored nine less than the Uruguayan, while skipper, Gerrard, 33, has added 13 goals for the ‘Reds’.

Reigning Caf Player of the Year, Toure, 30, is Manchester City’s top league goal scorer with 18 strikes from 31 appearances.

Hazard, 23, have contributed 14 goals for Jose Mourinho’s ‘Blues family’.

Lallana has had an impressive season with the Saints, which culminated in a debut appearance for coach Roy Hodgson’s ‘Three Lions’ against Chile in November. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has scored nine league goals for Southampton this season.

Sani Kaita Joins Enyimba- Report


Former Super Eagles midfielder Sani Kaita has joined Enyimba on a three-month loan deal.

Sani Kaita Got His Marching Order for a Shameful Retaliatory Lunge at Vasilis Torosidis as Nigeria Lost In World Cup 2010 Group Stages to Greece.

The midfielder has already been training with the team, a source close to the two-time African champions told KickOffNigeria.com.

“It is a good thing for our league that a player like Kaita, who has played at every international level for Nigeria, is joining Enyimba.

“He brings a wealth of experience from Europe and from his time playing for the Super Eagles that will benefit the club and the younger players in our club,” the source said.

For Detailed Report on the Story Sani Keita joins Enyimba, Visit KickOffNigeria.com

Meet Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2014 – The Forbes


According to Forbes, Diddy, Dr Dre, Jay Z, Birdman and 50 cent are the richest Hip Hop artists in the world currently…in that order. Didddy is now worth $700million. Wow! See the full report below…

Back in 2007, Sean “Diddy” Combs teamed with Jay Z and 50 Cent to create a song titled “I Get Money: Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix.” Less than a decade later, rappers are closing in on ten-figure fortunes, and he’s the nearest of the bunch.

Diddy leads the pack with an estimated fortune of $700 million, an increase of $120 million over his net worth last year. The change comes largely from the addition of Revolt TV—the new, music-focused, multi-platform channel of which he’s the majority owner—to his already-hefty portfolio.

Diddy has plenty of competition in the race to $1 billion. His top challengers are Dr. Dre, who ranks second with $550 million, and Jay Z, in third place with an estimated $520 million. The former leapfrogged the latter on this year’s Forbes Five thanks to a large stake in Beats By Dr. Dre, which he cofounded with Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine in 2008.

The company controls an astounding two-thirds of the premium headphone market, with annual sales reportedly in excess of $1 billion and growing. Private equity firm Carlyle invested $500 million for a minority stake last year, pushing Beats’ value past $1 billion and likely closer to $2 billion.

“Beats has a unique brand—it speaks to a nice young demographic, which is really interesting to marketers,” says Peter Csathy, former president of Musicmatch, an early digital music purveyor acquired by Yahoo YHOO +0.11% in 2004 for $160 million. “When I think about Beats, I think about it as a lifestyle, I think of it as a media company, not just a hardware and music-focused company.”

Jay Z’s fortune continues to grow at a healthy clip, too. He’s made multiple nine-figure deals in the past, including his $204 million Rocawear sale in 2007 and his $150 million pact with Live Nation in 2008. But much of his recent growth comes from Roc Nation, his record label and management firm that recently added a sports agency. The outfit gets a single-digit cut of pacts like Robinson Cano’s $240 million monster agreement.

Bryan “Birdman” Williams, whose net worth would be over $300 million if he didn’t share his fortune with brother Ronald “Slim” Williams. The duo cofounded Cash Money Records two decades ago; Cash Money continues to grow with a roster that includes Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. Birdman has also diversified with Cash Money Content, GT Vodka and the YMCMB clothing line.

Rounding out the list is 50 Cent, who owes most of his fortune to his $100 million haul from the sale of Vitaminwater in 2007. Now he’s trying to repeat the feat with companies like SMS  Audio and SK Energy beverages. In the meantime, he’ll reboot his music career by taking his G-Unit Records independent and releasing new album Animal Ambition in June.

Culled from Forbes.
Note: This story is an expanded version of a piece that ran in the May 5, 2014 issue of FORBES magazine.

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Dillish Mathew Shares No Make Up Photo


Photos:- Actress Ini Edo Dazzles In Black For Knocking On Heaven’s Door Movie Premiere


 

Ini Edo stepped out in this lovely black dress and hair do for the movie première of her new film. On a scale of 1- 10 rate her look
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DJ Neptune, DJ Caise, DJ Spinall, Others Team Up For Club Ultimate


 

The all-star team of DJ Neptune, DJ Caise, DJ Spinall and DJ Big N are lined up to perform in Enugu next weekend, as Gulder Club Ultimate stages two nights of exclusive world-class performances and live non-stop music till dawn.

On April 25 and 26, Club Ultimate, the mobile clubbing platform from Nigerian Breweries will witness four of Africa’s hottest DJs collaborate on the turntables at what promises to be the greatest club night Enugu has seen in recent times. Continue…
 

World-renowned ever blazing DJ Neptune who’s teamed up with the likes of May D, K-Switch and Sarz is back on GCU for the second time after debuting in Lagos last December.

 

Apart from Neptune, Chocolate City’s DJ Caise, Wande Coal’s DJ Spinall and DJ Big N are also heading down to the coal city for the event.

It’s the first time Club Ultimate will hold in Enugu. The event held in Port Harcourt and Lagos last year, with many celeb guests attending, including JJC, Yaw, Denrele, D’Banj, Jay Jay Okocha, Alex Okosi, Genevieve Nnaji, Dr SID, Kunle Afolayan, Beverly Naya and many others.

Photo:- How hoodlums butchered man over farmland in Edo state


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Youths from Iviukha in Weppa Wanno community in Etsako East Local Government Council of Edo State are beating war drums following the death of one of their sons, Oseni Ekhameye who died as a result of injuries he sustained when people from Ikpele in Okpekpe clan attacked him while working in his farm land.
One of the deceased wives, Umoru Otsemobo who incidentally hails from Okpekpe clan was not spared too as the attackers used machetes on her while she attempted to run to the farm to inform the deceased that trouble was looming. The  wife is currently at the emergency ward of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the incident which happened last Sunday was as a result of the controversy over the ownership of a farmland which Ekhameye and his peopled claimed ownership of and accused the people of Ikpele of encroaching into their land.
The unsuspecting Ekhameye was said to have hired some labourers who operate in groups in his community to work in the farmland that faithful day not knowing that death was looming.  His assailants were said to have earlier ravaged his farmland, uprooting the crops he had few days earlier planted.
Saturday Vanguard learnt that his brutalised  wife had gone to the village to report the incident of the destruction of their crops in the farm when she overheard the people planning to attack her husband at the farm.  She immediately left the house of the community head where she went to make the report to race back to the farm to inform the husband of the planned attack.

Lindsay Lohan Admits She Wrote The Leaked ‘s*x List’ Conquest


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Controversial actress — Lindsay Lohan made headlines worldwide months ago when a list she allegedly wrote of her “conquests” hit the Internet.
During  her appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday, April 16, Lindsay admitted that she did in fact write the list, but wouldn’t “confirm or deny” what she did with the names on it.
Names like Zac Efron, Orlando Bloom, Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake were on the list.
“That was actually my fifth step in AA (Alcholics Anonymous) when I was in Betty Ford. Someone must have taken a photo of it, it’s really unfortunate…I cannot confirm or deny,” she

Harrysong: “I don’t have any woman in my life”


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Singer and songwriter, Harrysong recently granted an interview to Vanguard in which the fast rising singer tells us about his musical career, love life, and relationship with Kcee.
When he was asked about his love life, Harrysong says he has no woman in his life:
“I believe in a good relationship and I believe in love because I know it’s a beautiful thing. But what I’m up to now is my music and my career. Also, I love my fans because I know they are the ones who made me what I am today.
 
Presently, I don’t have any woman in my life and I look forward to the day I will find the right woman.”
On his relationship with KCee, Harrysong says:
“Kcee is my brother and my friend, and we’ve been together for like seven to eight years now. Like I said earlier, I met him at O’jez in Surulere, when he came to watch me perform at the club . So that day, after watching me performed, they (KCPresh), sprayed money on me and encouraged me. I was a nobody before he met me. He and his friends used to come there to watch me perform .So one day, I decided to approach them and they put me through and that is how we became very close.”
He also cleared the allegations that he is trying to take Presh’s place:
“Yes, I’ve had questions like that, but I’ve been ‘Harrysong’ all this while. That I’m trying to take the place of Presh is not true, because Presh and Harrysong are two different people. By being different, I mean in terms of my music, sound, the kind of message I preach and so on. I preach love, life and unity, even my name is different, so it will never happen.’

Photo:- Kate Henshaw & Tu Face Idibia Strikes A Pose Together


The ageless beauty wore this lovely African print outfit yesterday for Easter Fiesta at Warri.
She also took a picture with Tu baba….

 

SHOCKER!!!! Is P-Square Breaking-up + Jude Okoye Hands Off


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Rumors have been the mill that Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square having issues for a while, they seem to having big disagreements on everything now, including songs, videos, ideas etc.

I received reports on Wednesday 16th from industry sources that the brothers fought each other physically during rehearsals and had to be separated by their dancers.

Even their elder brother, Jude Okoye, who is also their manager – he just tweeted that after ten years with the duo he’s done.

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Another leak has it that one of the wives is causing some of the problems between the brothers.

Derenle Blasts Fans Who Hate On His Hairstyles; “It’s Not Their Money”


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Eccentric OAP — Derenle seems to have a new hairstyle every new day but seems to stick with his blonde hair finally.
Derenle has come out to say he does not need your opinion to change his looks and by the way, is it your money?
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‘Ditched my dark wavy tresses for a blondier version!! And that’s all my HAIR; I paid for it so it’s mine!! Normal is Boring! I’m not weird; Im a limited edition, Something you don’t see that often. Gat a problem with my look?? Ermmmm….I just fall outside your exceptionally narrow view of the world.#madnessonheels#IsItYourHead? #IsItYourHair? #GoJumpOver3rdMainlandIfYouNoLikeAm’

Vixen Nicki Coppola Shares No Makeup Photo


I told you no makeup photos are back. Nicki Coppola, a video vixen who became more famous after her Brazilian hair drama with another video vixen, Venita has shared her no makeup photo. Remember Venita accused her of borrowing her Brazilian hair and openly called her out online to return her hair or face more disgrace. Nicki also replied Venita and few of her other friends joined her and a lot more were spilled. Even Tonto Dikeh stylishly got in.
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Check Out Omoni Oboli’s Outfit To Knocking On Heaven’s Door Movie Premiere


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See This Funny Picture Of President Goodluck Jonathan Dancing Barely 24 Hours After The Abuja Bomb Blast


Dencia About To Launch Vibrating Vaginá Wash Machine


Dencia is about to launch a new product; deep cleanser vibrating vaginá wash machine and says she needs 10 women to try it first. See another update from her below…..

UWAJUMOGU AND ANAMEKWE:THE UNTOLD STORY (PART ONE)


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Rt Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu.
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Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

The incumbent speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Chief
Ben Chukwuemeka Uwajumogu (Aka) ODOKOROMEE, could as well be described
as the proverbial child born with “GOLDEN SPOON”. The late father
Chief B.O. Uwajumogu, a business mogul was so
“WEALTHY” that his children including the speaker virtually had every
comfort at their beck and call. They were spoilt and practically
pampered to a fault as the typical bournvita and ovaltine kids.

But beneath the rich family background, was a man who was deeply
religious, that to his credit was the establishment of a branch of
Apostolic church right inside the thick UMUIHI rural area of
Ihitte/Uboma LGA. Chief B.O.  Uwajumogu had earlier disagreed with the
other foundation members of the church that he was left with no other
option than to resort to building his own church (SAVIOUR
EVANGELISTICAL CHURCH) in the village where he regularly worshipped.
Late B.O. Uwajumogu also had the rare privilege or luck of being an
in-law to late Chief Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe who was married to his
niece, late Florence Nwaeruru Mbakwe. This relationship more than
anything else brought them even closer so much that at the death of
Florence  Mbakwe in 1980, Chief Uwajumogu  built a secondary school at
UMUIHI to immortalize the deceased with the building of the “NWAERURU
MBAKWE SECONDARY SCHOOL UMUIHI”. Though he had a powerful political
ally and friend in late Mbakwe, late Benjamin O. Uwajumogu was highly
apolitical but devoted his time, energy and resources towards
expanding the B.O. Uwajumogu and sons Business Empire which was a sole
distributorship to the Nigerian flour mills ltd, Nigerian Breweries
ltd and a host of other multinationals. With Mbakwe as Governor of the
old Imo State, the business empire soared and flourished even more
because late Uwajumogu served as an unseen Economic Adviser to Sam
Mbakwe and had the rare credit of being the brain child of a number of
the industrial complexes built by Mbakwe. It was also a known fact
that Mbakwe invested heavily on B.O. Uwajumogu and son’s ltd, which
was entrusted with some of Mbakwe’s buildings at Umuahia, Port
Harcourt, Aba and Owerri. Unfortunately, B.O. Uwajumogu died three
months (June 12, 1985) after he was released from prison. Chief Sam
Mbakwe was also serving jail term under the government of General
Muhammadu Buhari. General Ibrahim Babangida released him later in
1985. The late B.O. Uwajumogu could not account for these investments
and buildings (that is both cash and structures) before he died
earlier in 1985. No wonder the Ex-Governor died a wretch and at the
mercy of the Imo State government under Chief Achike Udenwa and
Speaker Godfrey Dikeocha.
As soon as the patriarch was dead, the dependants in the wife ( Chief
(Mrs) Uwajumogu) and the heir, Rt. Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu made a mince
meat of the stupendous wealth left behind, frolicking and partying
prodigally so much that as at his election into the Imo State House of
Assembly in 2011, only the Eastern Comfort Hotels located at Aba road
Umuahia, a residential house at No 19 school road Umuahia and the
village old mansion was all that ODOKOROMEE could boast of; having
frittered away with an inevitable resort to mortgaging all other
properties. He even borrowed funds from notable people to prosecute
his 2011 election. The late mother (she died in 2005 of cancer) was
rumored to be so benevolent, also to a fault, that most young men who
“crossed” her part after the death of the husband were easily
“settled” with both cash and variable gifts in “appreciation”. Since
they were not instrumental to the sweat expended to acquire such
stupendous wealth and opulence, they spent on frivolities until it was
exhausted. Now left with just the Eastern Comfort Hotels Umuahia which
was built from the existing relics of Uwajumogu and sons Headquarters’
along Aba road Umuahia which also hada petrol filling station, Rt. Hon
Ben Uwajumogu delved into construction of roads through his personal
company-WERDIS LTD. It was not long before the attempt crumbled
leading to his dispensing withall heavy duty equipment including a
low-pay loader and other bulldozers which were scrapped at less than
market prices. Before this time, the transition committee of General
Ibrahim Babangida was on course. And just as little known Clement
Nnadozie was appointed the State Chairman of NRC in Imo State, Young
Ben Uwajumogu through the military contacts of his sister Chidinma,
was imposed on SDP in Ihitte/ Uboma LGA as chairman in 1991. He was
just 27 years. At this time Chief Engr Francis Anamekwe, the late
foster father of Mr kodichi Anamekwe (Speaker’s Chief of Staff) was
the chairmanship candidate of the NRC.  The late Engr. Francis
Anamekwe of FALCON Engineering company had been a stiff political
opponent of late Sam Mbakwe’s NPP and by extension an opponent of the
Uwajumogu’s who worked very hard to ensure defeat for Anamekwe’s NPN
candidate for the then ETITI  House of Representatives in 1979 and
those of his Amakohia and Umuihi constituency.

Political rivalry was very  bitter in the council Area of Ihitte/Uboma
with NPN capturing two (2) seats of Uboma  via Chief Ariawa and Amaiyi
via Chief Ogwuegbu; both of who are traditional rulers of their
various communities today. However, whereas the late Anamekwe was able
to influence the victory of NPNat Uboma clan, he lost his immediate
constituency to NPP’s Nwaemerue and Hon. Anukwem who easily won the
Federal House of Representatives under NPP.
Regrettably, these NPP leaders either  died while serving their
tenures or immediately after , and the speculations were that  late
Engineer Francis Anamekwe (FALCON) was instrumental to their
mysterious and untimely deaths for rubbishing his self acclaimed
political prowess.

Providence therefore played a role in then young Ben Uwajumogu’s
emergence as SDP chairman at the time. Francis Anamekwe was contesting
for council chairmanship under NRC. The contest was so bitter that it
took a number of precious lives and resources before a winner
eventually emerged. The high point of this was the alleged betrayal
and sellout of Chief Ben Uwajumogu to the Anamekwe’s that the SDP
stalwart, Chief Ajaelu (fine boy) who was to testify against late
Francis Anamekwe in court, was shot and brutally killed by hired
assassins in the very early hours of the day of his testimony. Since
then, there has been a marriage of convenience between the two heirs
to the political dynasties of the Uwajumogu’s and Anamekwes; Rt Hon.
Ben Uwajumogu and kodichi Anamekwe respectively. It is a fair weather
friend contraption some people say. While the Anamekwe’s were  luckier
with their matriarch (Madam Monica) and  mother to kodichi who is
alleged to  have forced herself and son kodichi on late  Francis
Anamekwe, faring better politically, Benjamin and her mum took the
back seat. Madam Monica Anamekwe succeeded her husband as the power
broker and political leader of Ihitte/ Uboma LGA when he died 14 years
ago.
One two occasions she ensured that her son Kodichi was appointed T.C.
Chairman and sole Administrator ofIhitte/Uboma – she  was within the
said periods, a board member and party leader who cornered everything
meant for UBOMA to herself and self serving son who she is said to
love  even more than her late husband.

While the duo of Kodichi and his mother held sway under Ikedi Ohakim’s
administration, they had nothing to show in Ihitte/Uboma in terms of
infrastructural and social amenities except the renovation of the old
ISINWEKE sports pavilion built by late Patriarch and foster father of
Kodichi.

It was therefore suspicious and curious that after  the Nkwerre born
political oracle and genius— Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha
successfully plotted and  made Rt. Hon Ben Uwajumogu the speaker of
Imo State House of Assembly,  the same Kodichi was made the Chief of
staff after allowing Hon Prince Ugochukwu Nzekwe to function in that
capacity for only one week. Citizen Samuelson actually wanted to be
made the Special Adviser on political matters but Ben Uwajumogu
pleaded with him to handle the media axis of his office bearing in
mind that the activist and social crusader is a very strong hand even
though he is not a trained journalist.
In order to have total control of the speaker’s office, Kodichi
Anamekwe through his mother (Madam Monica) allegedly cast a spell on
speaker Ben Uwajumogu. The speaker’s office was controlled by three
forces namely (1) Monica Anamekwe through kodichi(2) Dr.(Mrs) Chidinma
Uwujumogu through Emeka Ahaneku and (3) Citizen Ikenna Samuelson
Iwuoha.
Emeka Ahaneku has been Chidinma Uwajumogu’s “Tom – boy” for over 10
years and therefore her eye in that office. Hence the Speakers office
(Imo State House of Assembly actually) through the “General Duties”
department funded Chidinma Uwajumogu’s NGOs namely- Development
Initiative for African Women (DIFAW) and Development Initiative for
African Youths (DIFAY).

The desire of the Anamekwe’s to ruthlessly loot the state through the
office of the speaker made them to allegedly cast a heavy spell on Rt.
Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu who rightfully became their “Mugu” (WHITE MAN)
and signed so many legal, illegal and manipulated approvals for
Kodichi Anamekwevis- avis, road contract scams, employment
racketeering, financial Assistance scams, general supply scams, etc.
No wonder madam Monica Anamekwe(she is over 85 yrs. old) is among the
over 90 ghost workers(aides) of the speaker who received and has
continued to receive monthly salary as a “political appointee”.
Kodichi Anamekwe and Emeka Ahaneku thus became Imo Speakers fronts in
various scams perpetuated in that office. Citizen Samuelson’s
insistence that things should be done the right way made him to become
a marked man two months after Uwajumogu’s emergence as speaker. It can
therefore be stated in clear terms that the present war Nigerians are
witnessing actually started in August 2011.

Speaker Ben Uwajumogu, Chief of staff (Anamekwe) and Chidinma
Uwajumogu through Emeka Ahaneku never felt comfortable when Citizen
Samuelson started returning unspent funds to the speaker. They further
felt uncomfortable when Samuelson started complaining about the
fraudulent activities going on at the office of Imo speaker. They even
felt more uncomfortable when Samuelson refused to make his media unit
available to be used for fraudulent acts.

In the part two of this untold story, I will go in detail in
explaining how frauds, scams and other forms of criminalities were
executed at the speaker’s office. Specifically, I will mention
properties acquired with proceeds of the crime. In his petition to
EFCC, Citizen (Dr.)Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha only mentioned few
properties acquired by the speaker. Rt. Hon Uwajumogu has many more
properties   acquired with state funds.  Citizen Samuelson never
mentioned the ones acquired by the Chief of staff.

Imo speaker has truly looted the state with his cronies. It is on
record that the Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Rochas
Anayochukwu Ethelbert Okorocha has in his recent Local Government
assessment tours confirmed majority of the allegations of Citizen
Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha in his petition to the EFCC. The Governor also
has ordered for the arrest and detention of the Chief of Staff to Imo
Speaker, Mr. Kodichi Anamekwe over his involvement in road contract
scams and diversion of the sum of N18, 000,000.00 and N70, 000,000.00
meant for road construction in Ehime Mbano LGA. The same Governor also
ordered the arrest and detention of the Special Adviser to Imo Speaker
on Inter-governmental matters, Mr. Dan Orji over his involvement in
road contract scams and diversion of over N50.4 million meant for road
construction in Ihitte/Uboma LGA.
On behalf of the people of Imo State, it should be stated that it is
not enough for Governor Okorocha to arrest and detain some of Imo
Speaker’s aides over their involvement in fraudulent activities —
Rather the following steps should be taken.
(1)     Mr. Kodichi Anamekwe should be sacked immediately and prosecuted for fraud.
(2)     Mr. Dan Orji should be sacked and quickly prosecuted for fraud.
(3)     Mr. Emeka Ahaneku (Acting SSA media) should be sacked, arrested,
detained and finally prosecuted for being the conduit through which
the Imo State House of Assembly (Office of the  Speaker) funds the
Speaker’s Sister’s Non-Governmental Organizations via the “General
Duties” Department.
(4)     Mr. Godson Amadikwa, Special Adviser on Legislative matters should
be sacked, arrested and prosecuted for having his appointment letter
backdated by several months and the accrued “Salaries” shared with Mr.
Kodichi Anamekwe.
(5)     The over 90 Ghost Workers in the Speaker’s office receiving
salaries should be done away with at once.
(6)     Madam Monica Anamekwe, the head of the Ghost Workers should be
arrested, detained and prosecuted for receiving salaries she did not
work for, and the salaries she has collected in the last 35 months
returned to the state government.
(7)     The properties Mr. Kodichi Anamekwe and other aides acquired with
fraud money should be confiscated without further delay.
(8)     The Rt. Honourable Speaker’s refusal to investigate his aides and
insistently refusing to sack them is an indication that he is the one
aiding and abetting Criminal and fraudulent acts in his office. He
should therefore resign as the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly
immediately.
(9)     That all the properties Imo Speaker acquired with fraud money
should be confiscated immediately.
(10)    That Governor Okorocha should save himself the actions and
embarrassment of Imo people by taking urgent steps in bringing sanity
at the Imo State House of Assembly. For now, he is “Owelle Global”. He
should not descend to the level of “Owelle local”.
(11)    Honourable members of the Imo State House of Assembly should save
themselves the actions and embarrassment of Imo people by taking
urgent steps to restoring their battered image through the impeachment
of the Speaker.
(12)    That the EFCC should save themselves the actions and
embarrassment of Imo people by taking urgent steps in prosecuting the
Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly.
If they fail to prosecute the Speaker, then Imo people will never
allow them to investigate any other matter in the state.

Watch out for part two for more comprehensive details and complete
pictures of properties acquired by Imo speaker and his Chief of staff.

COMRADE UCHECHUKWU CHILAKA
National Coordinator
NKWERRE YOUTHS INITIATIVE.
18th April, 2014.

Woman Murdered 9 People Because They Didn’t Accept Her Facebook Friend Request


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This is definitely one of the craziest stories I’ve ever heard. People who live in Monroe, Louisiana are relieved after police took four years to track down a murderer who took the lives of nine people. Luckily, the “Facebook Friend Request Killer” has been jailed. People were overjoyed when they got word 31-year-old Sha’Quonda Johnson had been arrested. Police took Johnson into custody and charged her in connection with nine murders that took place between January of 2009 and December of 2013. Johnson had been dubbed by police as the ‘Facebook Friend Request Killer’ because she would leave a calling card at the scene of every murder related to the friend request feature on Facebook.

The most recent card had an image of the Facebook logo along with two boxes, one displaying the words ‘Accept friend request’ and the other ‘Deny friend request’, with the deny box being checked in red ink. 86-year-old Abel Johnson, great-grandmother to the suspected killer, spoke with CNN about possible motives behind the killings. “Sha’Quonda was always such a nice girl growing up, though she was a lonely child who just wanted friends.

There’s no crime in wanting friends, is there?” Detective Paul Horner with the Monroe Police Department explained how Johnson was finally apprehended. “At every murder scene she would leave a card on the body with scribbled words written such as, ‘Maybe next time you’ll be my friend on Facebook motherfcker’, or ‘who’s got more friends on Facebook now btch!’”

Horner said. “All of the people that were murdered lived in the same apartment building or were people that Johnson knew personally. We then found a Facebook account belonging to Ms. Johnson. In her ‘about’ section she stated, ‘If you don’t accept my friend request I will kill you’,” Horner continued, “She also had written in her profile, ‘If we’re friends on Facebook, we cool. If you don’t want to be friends with me on Facebook, we have a problem’. So yeah, we knew we had the right person.”

79-year-old Leroy Jenkins who was a neighbor of Johnson said he was approached by the suspect just days before the arrest. “I didn’t like her, she was scary. She told me that if I didn’t accept her friend request on Facebook she would literally cut my balls off. So, long story short, I accepted her friend request on Facebook.”

“When we raided Johnson’s home today we found the suspect at her computer. She was on Facebook sending out more friend requests,” Horner told reporters. “It’s a good thing we caught her before she had the chance to kill more innocent victims whose only crime was not wanting to be her friend on Facebook.”

Two Customs Officers Killed By Gunmen In Bauchi


Gunmen Thursday ambushed officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) between Sade and Lanzai towns in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, killing two of them and leaving four injured.

Ssecurity sources from the army and the police confirmed the incident which occurred along the Bauchi-Damaturu-Maiduguri Federal Highway in Bauchi State. In their separate accounts of the incident, the officers said the hoodlums attacked the officers who were on their way from an official assignment in Geidam, Yobe State.

They said the hoodlums shot one customs official death and burnt another including two of their vehicles.
When contacted, Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Bauchi, Samuel Ja’afar Gulak, who also confirmed the incident, said officers of the service were in the hospital to see the victims and after investigation, full detail of the incident would be released.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, gunmen in a convoy of three Hilux vehicles stormed Misau town in a bid to unleash mayhem on the populace in the area.

The state police command spokesman,Haruna Mohammed, said a combined team of security forces comprising the police and military who were “on red alert, engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun battle, forcing them to jettison their mission and escaped with bullet wounds.’’

He said the security forces are on their trail as the entire area had been cordoned off in an effort to get the fleeing suspects arrested and to unravel their motive.
Mohammed told journalists that “further development will be communicated to your in due course.”

Actor Columbus Short threatens to kill his wife and commit suicide


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Troubled actor Columbus Short has been ordered to stay away from his estranged wife, Tuere Short and their daughter after allegedly threatening to kill her and then himself…

From TMZ

Scandal” star Columbus Short has been thrown out of his house and his wife has filed for divorce … after he allegedly put a knife to her throat last week and threatened to kill her and himself. According to a new restraining order — obtained by TMZ — Short got into it with his wife April 7 at their Chatsworth home, where she claims he came into her room intoxicated with a wine bottle in hand, acted like he was going to hit her with the bottle and then unloaded the wine on her.

Tuere Short claims Columbus then ran to the kitchen for a knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her.  She says he then demanded they play a game he called “Truth or Truth.”  He allegedly said if she lied he would stab her in the leg.

She says he then started naming men he believed she was having affairs with.  She denied them all but he allegedly then put the knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide.  As she tried escaping she says he slashed her tire.

The restraining order requires Columbus to move out of the house.  We’ve learned cops were there today to ensure the peace as he moved out.

Tuere also filed for divorce Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for sole custody of their 2-year-old daughter.

In addition to the incident April 7th, Short has been charged with criminal domestic violence and child abuse for allegedly abusing Tuere while their child and his son were in the house.  He pled not guilty.  And he was arrested for yet another alleged domestic violence incident a few weeks earlier.

It’s interesting … just last month — after the first 2 domestic violence arrests — Columbus and his wife put on a united front at The Grove in L.A.

Source: LIB

Suspected Thugs Murder Middle-Aged Man Over Land Dispute


A middle-aged man, Oseni Ekhameye, was on Friday reportedly killed by suspected thugs hired by a prominent community member over a protracted land dispute between the people of Iviukha in Weppa Wanno and Ikpele in Okpekpe clan of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.

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The middle-aged man was said to have died from severe machete cuts inflicted on him by the suspected thugs.

The assailants also inflicted several machete cuts on one of his wives, Umoru Otsemobo, who hails from Ikpele Community.

She is currently receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) after surviving several machete cuts from the killers of her husband.

It was gathered that the incident which happened on Sunday was as a result of built-up tension over the ownership of farmlands which Ekhameye and his kinsmen claimed belonged to them.

Ekhameye was said to have hired some labourers from his community to help till the land on that fateful Sunday morning.

It was gathered that his assailants had visited the farmland earlier and uprooted the crops he had planted a few days earlier.

His wife had gone to the village to make the report of the incident when she overheard some men making plans to attack her husband. Immediately she left her house, she was followed by a prominent member of the community with three sharpened cutlasses.

She was close to the farm, about a kilometre from the village, to inform her husband of the plan to attack him, when the assailants apparently lurking in a nearby bush attacked the late Ekhameye and the other labourers who were busy on his farm, under the supervision of a member of the community. The assailants inflicted deep cuts on his head and other parts of his body.

They also descended on his wife and would have killed her, if she had not feigned death, but for rescuers who came and rushed them to a hospital in Agenebode, where her husband later died and she was transferred to the UBTH.

The incident created tension in the Ekhameye’s Community, as youths in the area threatened a reprisal attack, but were stopped by the leaders of the community.

The community leaders called on the police and state government to intervene in the matter and ensure that justice is delivered.

When contacted, DSP Moses Eguavoen, the state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.

“It was a reported case of inflicted injuries but the victim eventually died while receiving treatment. The case was first reported at the Agenebode Division before it was transferred to the state CID. Arrests have been made and the police will ensure that justice is done and those who are found culpable prosecuted accordingly” Eguavoen said.
Source: Leadership

How President Goodluck Wooed And Proposed To The First Lady


Here is a beautiful extract from Chapter Six of President Goodluck Jonathan’s authorized biography, Wind Of Hope.
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This extract reveals how President Jonathan met the first lady, how they started dating and eventually got married.
“As Goodluck Jonathan embarked on a new and challenging career in politics, he was supported and strengthened by his partnership with his wife Patience. Her parents were determined that their daughter would obtain the best education possible. This decision on their part was responsible for Patience meeting her future husband at the College of Education. He was in fact one of her lecturers in the Department of Biological Sciences.
After concluding his M.Sc. programme, he focused on his job as a lecturer at the College of Education, Rumuolumeni, while preparing for his Doctorate. At that time, he taught students reading for the Nigerian Certificate of Education(NCE) and the B.Ed. Degree. Many young ladies were among his students. One of them was the light-skinned young woman from Okrika named Patience Oba.
He found out that her native name Ebifaka, shortened to “Faka”, was similar to that of his loyal and efficient field assistant, Faka, who brought him crab specimens from Okrika for his M.Sc. thesis. Although he had been particularly circumspect in his attitude towards the issue of developing relationships with students in the past, he began to take notice of this young lady in his class. Remembering their first encounters Patience asserts that as her lecturer he first showed an interest in her because she was conscientious in her academic work.
It never crossed her mind that it would lead to a serious relationship even though she noticed his good looks. “My first impression of him was of a tall, dark, handsome young man. I also found out that he came from a good Christian home, just like I did. His humble and gentle disposition caught my attention and most importantly, his intelligence,”she narrated.
He approached her on campus one day while visiting from study leave for his Doctorate and she responded positively to his suggestion that they be friends.
Goodluck and Patience embarked on a period of courtship, with both families giving their firm consent.
The union between Goodluck and Patience, including their courtship, has lasted for more than two decades. They finally formalised the union at the marriage registry in Yenagoa with his close friend, King A.J. Turner, as witness after Goodluck had become deputy governor.
The family has been blessed with children. Jonathan also took charge of the education and upbringing of Faith the daughter of the late Engr. Ukalizibe Sakwe from Yenagoa LGA who had been the Secretary of the state PDP chapter after her father died in a road accident in 2000. He treats her as his own daughter along with his three other children who are; his son Arewera Adolphus,and his two daughters Aruabai, and Abayola.
While his marriage to Patience has weathered both domestic and political storms she says, “Both of us are from Christian homes, and our complete trust is in Jesus Christ. We pray together as a family every morning. What keeps us together is that we are each other’s best friend and soul-mate.”

Resident In Fear Over Strange Armed Men In Bauchi Forest


Residents of Darazo area in Bauchi State are being gripped by fear over the appearance of strange armed men in a forest around the community.

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This is coming not long after the state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ladan, said the command had received reports of camping of the men in the forest and that he had detailed security operatives to monitor their activities.

The fear of residents in Darazo over the presence of armed men in the forest was heightened after two customs officials were brutally murdered yesterday in the area.

According to report, the gunmen ambushed the customs personnel who were said to be returning from official assignment in Geidam, Yobe State, between Sade and Lanzai towns in Darazo Local Government Area of  Bauchi State, located along Bauchi-Damaturu-Maiduguri federal highway.

The gunmen reportedly shot one of the officials to death and set ablaze his colleague inside his vehicles. Both vehicles of the deceased were burnt to ashes.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Custom Service, Bauchi Command, Samuel Ja’afar Gulak, said that  their officers were in the hospital to see the victims, promising to give details after investigation.

There has been series of attacks in the state which has put the residents on edge. On Tuesday, gunmen stormed Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state and snatched three vehicles belonging to the United Nations.

It could however not be ascertained if the recent attacks in the state has any link with the presence of the strange armed men in Darazo forest.
Source: Daily Sun Newspaper

Photos: Riot in Ondo State against the government


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According to Sahara Reporters, youths in Akure, Ondo State yesterday took to the street to protest the state governments decision barring them from using the Democracy Park in the state which they had planned to use for their annual festival which was to hold yesterday.

According to the youths, they had already taken permission from the State government through a written letter and there was no objection from them prior to today. Fuji Star Saheed Osupa was already in town to play at the festival as well as other guests who had come into town to celebrate with them. Continue…
They were however surprised that as they gathered at the park to celebrate, they were barred by fierce looking mobile policemen who said they were there at the instance of the state government.
According to government officials, they stopped the youths from holding the carnival for fear of the event being hijacked by hoodlums or exposing the state to other security challenges such as an attack from the dreaded Boko Haram.

Meet the contestants of 2014 Most Beautiful Face in Nigeria pageant


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The Most Beautiful Face in Nigerian (MBFN) 2014 pageant will hold on May 24th 2014 in Uyo Akwa Ibom State. Continue to see all the 37 pretty ladies vying for the title…
     

 

APC Governors Visit Victims Of Abuja Bomb Disaster [Photos]


The All Progressives Congress Governors Forum (APCGF), on Wednesday appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to intensify effort to fish out the perpetrators of the Nyanya bomb blast.
 
The Chairman of the Forum, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, made the call when the he led his colleagues on a visit to victims of the Nyanya bomb blast at the National Hospital in Abuja.

 

Government releases names of Nyanya explosion victims at Abuja hospitals


  

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The Nigerian Government has released a list of names and contacts of 126 persons receiving treatment in various hospitals after a powerful explosion occurred in Nyanya, Abuja, on the morning of April 14, Monday.

The authorities report that over 75 people were killed in the blast at the crowded bus park in Abuja’s suburb.

The list was made public by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Some of the victims may have already been discharged.

The FG had earlier given approval for hospital authorities to release the remains to the families.

Names, details of injured persons currently receiving medical treatment in hospitals

Nyanyan General Hospital

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Asokoro District Hospital

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Maitama District Hospital

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Pan-Raf Hospital

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National Hospital

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Mararaba General Hospital

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Customs Hospital

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Abuja Clinic, Karu & Garki Hospital

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8 sex/photo scandals that rocked the Nigerian entertainment industry… Photos


Pastor Fatoyinbo and Ese Walter. Photo: Dailypostng

Pastor Fatoyinbo and Ese Walter. Photo:

Dailypostng Entertainers and celebrities are always in the public eye. With the media watching their every move and the spotlight beamed on them, rumours or news of aberrations in their private lives are often sensationalised and blown out of proportion. When sx is involved, it threatens the victim’s career and everything around them, including their families, friends and colleagues. Whether it’s in the form of alleged sx tapes, rumoured infidelity or rumoured extra-marital affairs, the Nigerian entertainment industry has had its fair share of s*x scandals. NET highlights some of the famous scandals that have ensnared Nigerian entertainment personalities in the past.

Wizkid’s alleged s*x tape… 

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 Wizkid. Photo: Instagram

With the release of his debut album, ‘Star Boy’ in 2011, a star was born. Singles off the album were chart-toppers and radio hits, and had the singer raking in shows by the hour. But fame had its price. On the road to fame, he waddled through a pool of infamy, including a sx tape scandal that almost obliterated his budding career. Few months after he was falsely reported to have been arrested in Scotland with drugs, a sx tape appeared on the internet. The sx tape, which went viral, showed a Wizkid look alike in a sxual act with an older white woman. The Ogun State born singer later denied being in the video. ‘I think you are either blind or stupid if you ask me about the tape,’ he wrote on Twitter. Wizkid also released a song titled ‘It wasn’t me’ to clear up all the rumours about him. From his relationship with Banky W, the drug rumours and of course the s*x tape scandal, in the ‘No church in the wild’ by Kanye West and Jay Z cover, the singer rapped: ‘Them say I was caught hands down in a video, them dey run their mouth everyday like radio; nor be me dey the video, (It wasn’t me) dem just put me for gbege na bad man way, only jah go judge their ways.’ The song also featured former EME label mate Skales. Some years later, all seems to have been forgotten and this scandal never had an adverse effect on his career….

Mo’cheedah and Eldee’s Twitter nud* drama

Eldee and Mo'chedadah

Eldee (Left) and Mo’cheedah. Photo: Griffin Okuchukwu

This came like a thief in the night. The deed was done in the dead of the night, but by morning it blew up, threatening the career of then princess of hiphop, Modupe Oreoluwa Oyeyemi, popularly known as Mo’cheddah, and the home of married music veteran Lanre Dabiri A.K.A Eldee the Don. This is what happened. In the early hours of Monday, October 3, 2011, a funny conversation between Mo’cheedah’s Twitter account and that of Eldee’s occurred. ‘If people here with us see it, just say one of the guys also in the hotel posted it to you,’ tweet from Eldee’s Twitter handle to Mo’cheedah, read. What followed after was shocking: a unclad picture of a Mo’cheedah look alike was posted by her Twitter account to Eldee’s handle. It sparked up a whirlwind of controversy the next morning as it became a trending topic on social media and the entertainment blogsphere. Was Eldee having an extra-marital affair with Mo’cheedah? Why was she sending him n*de photos? Who hacked their accounts? The questions came from everywhere. It was alleged that those tweets were intended for the secrecy of the Direct Message feature on Twitter, only for it to leak to the public eye. The two stars denied these allegations, insisting there were hacked. ‘Pls tweeps my acct has been hacked. Disregard my tweets, I’m working on securing my acct. And of cos THAT is not me!,‘ Mo’cheedah later wrote on Twitter. ‘Someone is fking around with my account!! If I fkin catch you!!!,’ an obviously furious Eldee also wrote on Twitter. Mo’cheedah went quiet musically after this scandal, but just made a comeback last week with an impressive single which featured reigning rapper Phyno. Keep your Twitter password safe, Mo! Please….

9ice, Toni Payne and Ruggedman’s rumoured love triangle… 

9ice (Left), Toni Payne and Ruggedman. Photo: Griffin Okuchukwu

9ice (Left), Toni Payne and Ruggedman. Photo: Griffin Okuchukwu

This started with just a song. After separating from his wife of almost two years in 2010, 9ice, in a song titled ‘Once bitten twice shy’ (the ninth track off his album ’Tradition’), sang about catching his lover giving his friend ‘nodding’ — a term often used for oral sx. This brought about media frenzy and another sx scandal in the Nigerian entertainment industry that can never be forgotten in a hurry. A deluge of allegations and rumours followed. Ruggedman was featured in the drama, with many alleging that he was the friend mentioned in the song. Those familiar with the situation continue to allege that Ruggedman had an on-off affair with Payne before and during her relationship with 9ice. An averment Ruggedman and Payne have since insisted was false. Though this particular scandal has been forgotten, the true story about the song by 9ice is yet to be known. Frustrated with the negative publicity which the scandal brought upon her, Toni Payne, via a Facebook post on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, pleaded with 9ice to come out with the truth about his song. The plea was supported by Ruggedman. ‘#justsayin #FEDup A song I heard n loved months b4 it came out is causin sme minor issues so I will address dis issue by simply stating that its not my job to clear d air but I also think its time the person who sang the song ‘once bitten’ comes out and tells the truth to every1 and let us no who he sang it for,’ Toni Payne wrote on her Facebook wall. ‘TONI PAYNE My advice to you is you get 9ice to step up and clear this thing about this song once and for all so all this bullshit can stop. HE SANG THE SONG,ONLY HE CAN SAY WHO HE WAS TALKING ABOUT IN THE SONG. SO 9ICE WHERE ARE YOU?’ Ruggedman added. Four years later, 9ice where are you?…

Wizkid’s baby mama drama… 

Wizkid and son Boluwatife. Photo: Filed

Wizkid‘s numerous shenanigans since he hit stardom ensure that he makes a second appearance on this list. NET exclusively reported in August 2011 that the EME pop star Wizkid had fathered his first child at 21. The singer, according to that NET exclusive report, had impregnated a certain Shola who was an undergraduate at the time. Wizkid, who was rumoured to be dating Tonto Dikeh back then, vehemently denied the fatherhood claims. ‘No, I don’t. It’s just a rumour, I’m not thinking about that right now,’ Wizkid denied having a child in an exclusive interview with NET. The reports, however, shattered many hearts with many fearing that their darling young and enchanting singer had fallen into the hazardous circus of the entertainment industry. To his fans and the public, he had lost the good boy image which initially made him a child star. Fast forward to 2014, and Wizkid is no longer that fresh faced young singer we saw in 2010. Now a record label owner and ladies’ man, he lives up to being a father. NET report was proven to be true and now Wizkid hardly goes a week without showing off his son Boluwatife on Instagram….

The Wande Coal unclad that caused a little stir

  Wande Coal. Photo: Filed

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Award winning singer Wande Coal has not been left out of the controversies, as he once trended online for the wrong reason when an alleged unclad photo of him popped up on the internet in 2010. His then record label, Mo’hits Records, released a statement insisting that the photo was fake and altered by an ‘enemy’ trying to bring down the singer. Yet not many people believed that, not even his fellow industry mate Olamide. ‘Oloso (prostitutes) thinking of how to ruin me, but I know what I’m doing/they want to Wande Coal me,’ Olamide rapped on a track about not letting his guard down when it comes to interacting with obsessed female fans…

Chidinma Ekile’s rumoured s*x tape… 

Chidinma. Photo: Filed

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Sweet, beautiful and talented singer, with her petite church girl looks, Chidinma has endeared herself to the hearts of many since her emergence in the Nigerian entertainment industry. This is why fans were stunned when a sx tape of a Chidinma look-alike leaked on the internet in 2013. ‘The girl in the video cannot be Chidinma,’ was the popular sentiment expressed by many fans on social media and entertainment websites across the country. The girl in the sx tape displayed top notch sxual performances… too top notch for our own church chorister music star, Chidinma, we thought. In a later interview with HipTV, rapper Illbliss, who is a friend and mentor of the singer, revealed that the sx tape scandal brought her tears. ‘All she did was cry her eyes out, saying ‘I’m only a small girl; I’ve not wronged anybody, why will anyone do this to me?’ I told her that we will speak when we want to and it will not be to defend the s*x tape issue but to communicate her success; and indeed it worked,’ Illbliss revealed….

Ese Walter and COZA pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s s*x affair… 

Pastor Fatoyinbo and Ese Walter. Photo: Dailypostng

Pastor Fatoyinbo and Ese Walter. Photo: Dailypostng

This allegation of infidelity from blogger and Radio Presenter Ese Walter, was made in a 3000-word article in which she detailed her affair with her pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Abuja branch of Common Wealth Of Zion Assembly. Ese accused the pastor of manipulating her sexually and also spiritually. Here is an excerpt from what she wrote: ‘He asked me to kiss him and all I could think about was seeing him preach on the pulpit back in COZA Abuja, Nigeria, which was my home church. He again said ‘feel free Ese.’ And asked again, that I kiss him. A few hours later, let’s just say, we were rolling under the sheets. It felt as though my mind had paused. I am not saying I was jazzed, (although it’s possible I was in some trance-like state and didn’t know it but I just was so afraid that I couldn’t say or think otherwise.) That was the beginning of this affair. A sxual affair that went on for a little over a week, DAILY.’ Less than a month after Ese’s revelations, another lady, Franca E, also wrote an open letter alleging that the Pastor asked her for sx. This scandal was beyond the entertainment industry; it was huge and controversial. Yet, the accused, Pastor Fatoyinbo remained mute on the issue. ‘I can assure you my wife and I love each other and at the right time we shall respond. Read my lips, we are going to release a robust reply to all the allegations,’ he said in a church service after the allegations made headlines across the country. It has been almost one year since these allegations were made. Ese Walters has moved on. She has found love and gotten married. The world is however still waiting for a reply….

 

Obesere r*pe scandal…

Obesere. Photo: Filed

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Obesere is yet to recover from the most recent sx scandal to besiege the entertainment industry. After being accused of rpe by his lover Olanike Olaiya, Obesere had to prove his innocence to the police, the law, his fans, his family and the general public.  This was a shock to many Fuji fans and followers as Obesere had been known as a scandal- and controversy-free Fuji singer. The singer, however, insisted he was innocent, a claim which has fortunately been verified by police investigations. ‘As far as we’re concerned, and based on the investigations carried out so far on the matter, most of the allegations by Obesere’s accuser, Olanike Olaiya, were fabricated. Although, they both admitted having carnal knowledge of each other, there was absolutely nothing to show that Nike was defiled as she claimed,’ Lagos State Police Command Spokesperson Ngozi Braide confirmed last week….

Fayemi Denies Ownership Of Foreign Varsity, Tuition Fee Increment In EKSU


fayemiThe Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described as untrue the rumours making the rounds that he owns a university in Ghana and that he has increased tuition at the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

The governor made this known at an interview with journalists.

Fayemi attributed the false report to the handiwork of the opposition.

“I don’t have a university anywhere in the world and I don’t even intend to have one. Instead I am picking up a lecturing job at EKSU come next session.

“My name is important to me. I am a Catholic and as someone who takes the Holy Communion, I won’t do anything that will desecrate this state and the Catholic Church”, he said.

Speaking further on the purported claim that government had increased tuition fees in EKSU, the Governor said the rumour is a clear ignorance on the part of the peddlers who do not know that the school management does not review fees in the middle of an academic session.

Fayemi added that rather than increase school fee, the university management was planning a downward review of tuition in some departments.

On the alleged non-payment of pension and gratuity, the Governor said the non-completion of some processes by some pensioners was responsible for the delay in payment of gratuity to some category of pensioners.

He said government does not owe pension but instead, we have increased pension by six per cent in order to help the pensioners meet the economic realities of the present time.

Easter: NNPC Floods Market With 293m litres Of Petrol


NNPC-Mega-Station-AbujaThe Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its downstream subsidiary, the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, on Thursday said it has flooded the market with 293,326,011 litres of petrol in a bid to ensure a hitch free Easter celebration across the country.

The corporation said major and independent marketers were also scheduled to supply additional 142,913,189 litres into the system to further boost product availability.

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, in a statement, said the corporation, Major Marketers Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Independent Petroleum Company, and all other importers of petroleum products were all trucking out petrol from their various marine and inland depots to stabilise the situation.

“The NNPC/PPMC is collaborating with relevant stakeholders in the hydrocarbon value chain to wet the nation with PMS before, during and after the Easter celebration”, he said.

According to the NNPC spokesperson, there was approximately 17 days petrol national sufficiency at 40 million litres per day consumption, adding that efforts were on to add up the stock to guarantee energy sufficiency for the country.

Alegbe assured that the NNPC was partnering with other stakeholders to restore normalcy to the fuel supply situation in the country and advised motorists and filling station owners to desist from panic buying, hoarding and other sharp practices.

Court Sends 24-yr-old Accused To Psychiatric Home


A 24-year-old accused was yesterday ordered to be taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation by a Tinubu magistrate’s court in Lagos.

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Auwal had been arrested on April 10 at 3:00pm with army uniform and counterfeit dollars at Osapa Bus Stop.

The magistrate, Mrs Tokunbo Omoyele, gave the order after Auwal, who was on trial on April 11 pleaded guilty to a two count charge of possession of army uniform and counterfeit dollars.

The magistrate’s decision was as a result of the accused imbalanced behavior .

The prosecutor, Daniel Ighodalo, told the court that the accused was found in possession of two “Ghana Must Go” bags, containing various military uniforms and large quantity of counterfeit dollars.

“Auwal could not give a satisfactory reason for being in possession of the items, as well as how he got to Lekki and where he lives,” Ighodalo said.

Magistrate Omoyele adjourned hearing in the case till May 15 for facts and sentencing.

PHOTOS: Singer Davido Shows Off His 24 Carat Gold iPhone 5


Singer Davido shows off his new 24k diamond gold-plated iPhone 5 at social network which he waited for almost two months to be delivered.

On his official Instagram page, Davido posted a photo of his new luxurious phone saying “24k gold diamond iPhone finally delivered!! @malivelihood thanks bro!”

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Two months ago, February 25, the singer has already shared photo of his gold-plated iPhone. But now he can hold his new expensive toy himself.
Davido isn’t the only one among Nigerian celebrities to have 24k diamond gold-plated iPhone 5. Not too long ago, Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji showed off her phone and singer D’Prince as well.

Why They Can’t Probe Me – Sanusi


Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido has today attacked the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) saying they are bias in their investigation.

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Sanusi’s Lawyer  Mr. Kola Awodein (SAN) said that FRCN doesn’t have the power by law to probe Sanusi Lamido.

Mr. Awodein was arguing his Originating Summons before Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Lagos and prayed the court stop its nvestigation by the council.

He joined FRCN and its Executive Secretary as respondents. According to him, FRCN’s declaration in a Briefing Note dated June 7 and submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan were ultra vires (outside) its powers as contained in the FRCN Act, 2011.

The applicant is urging the court to hold that the defendants, having reached a conclusion as to his culpability as Governor of CBN, as indicated in the briefing note and newspaper publications, can no longer conduct any investigation on the same matter.

Awodein said the defendants do not have the power to conduct the wide-ranging investigations as reported in a news medium and as contained in an invitation letter sent to Sanusi.

He added that the defendants cannot, therefore, conduct that kind of investigation regarding the period that the plaintiff was the CBN governor.

According to Awodein, the defendants reached conclusions and made far reaching recommendations without giving Sanusi a fair hearing. “In those conclusions and decisions they have taken, they have breached his fundamental rights to natural justice, because the plaintiff was not given any opportunity to defend himself before they reached those decisions,” Awodein said.

For instance, the lawyer said FRCN wrongly accused Sanusi of misappropriating N20.2billion in legal and professional fees. He said had the defendants given Sanusi the opportunity to defend himself, he would have shown how the money was spent.

Source: The Nation

Nigeria Police Force Is Getting Close In Finding Nyanya Bombers


Nigeria Police Force expressed optimism, declared that they now have links that would possibly lead to the arrest of the perpetrators Abuja bomb blast, which rocked Nyanya motor park in the morning of April 14, 2014, Monday.

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This disclosure was made by Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 7, Suleiman Abba, during a press briefing in Abuja.

He admitted that no arrests have been made so far, but assured that “with the links we have, investigation will lead us to the culprits and they will be arrested”.

The AIG expressed condolences to the families of the victims, stated that the police was making efforts to re-strategise and come out with better approaches towards ensuring that such occurrence never happens again.

He further noted that the logistics and arrangement to prevent a vehicle from gaining access to the motor park premises was there. The scene of the tragedy was “very well fenced, supported by a strong gate for control and checking of vehicular movement” in and out the park.

However, the AIG described the utilisation by the operators as “poor”.

Speaking about the course of the investigation, AIG Abba said:

“After the incident, the IGP, Mohammed Abubakar set up a high-powered team of experienced and highly trained investigators to unravel those behind the dastardly act.”

Replying to the question about why closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras showed themselves useless in capturing suspected bombers, the AIG said:

“Majority of the CCTV cameras in the FCT is working. Not long ago, I took students of the National Defence College on study tour to the control centre and we saw its workability.

“The only challenge is that the installation processes have not been completed. However, let me say that nowhere in the world are installations of CCTV cameras left in the hands of government alone.”

It would be added that the police investigating both local and foreign routes, suspects that a global terrorist ‘White Widow’ may be the mastermind of the attack.

Source: Vanguard

Conmen Steals N2.4m From Man By Claiming They Are Spirits


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a couple of days ago intensified its arrest of alleged fraudsters and conmen and a couple of days back arraigned the duo of Isiyaku Ibrahim and Alhaji Mallam Usman Hussain before a Federal High Court in Kano state on 14-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
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The complainant Haruna Bello alleged that he came to know Isiyaku Ibrahim in November 2012 when Isiyaku Ibrahim begged him for a place to sleep and N400 for transport fees.

A couple of days after, Bello reported that he received a call which he couldn’t trace and the person claimed to be Isiyaku Ibrahim. The voice at the other end of the call told Bello he was a ‘spirit’, who appeared to him in human body. The caller told Bello that his thankfull and appreciates his favour in housing and giving him money that night and asked him to liaise with a certain Mallam (Usman Hussain) whom, he said, understands the workings of the spirit realm.

Bello met with the Mallam and the Mallam began demanding money from him to buy things such as perfumes, Qur’an Horse and so on.

Bello said when he got tired of their demands; he sought to severe the relationship but that they threatened to destroy him and his family. One of the count reads: “that you Isiyaku Ibrahim on or about 13th February 2013 in Kano within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court did with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N500, 000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira Only) from one Haruna Bello Madaki through your First Bank Account No; 3066211531, by presenting yourself to be spirit (Jinn) and that he assisted you with shelter and transport fare while in human form some days ago and as such revisited him with a view to reciprocating the kind gesture by granting him protection because he has a lot of enemies and providing him business fortune which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offense contrary to section 2(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 2(c) of the same Act.”

The two accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges.

However, Justice Riman adjourned the case to April 28, 2014 for ruling on the bail application of the defendants and ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody.

Source: Sahara Reporters

Nigerian Army Soldiers Accuse Army Generals Of Embezzling Security Funds


Nigerian Army soldiers deployed to the northeastern region of Nigeria to curb the activity of the Boko Haram terrorist sect have accused their superior officers of embezzling huge parts of the funds allocated for counter-insurgency.

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Speaking anonymously, the soldiers stated those at the forefront of fighting the insurgency live in abominable conditions and suffer from lack of basic facilities while the top officers enrich themselves.

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A special operations battalion, Army Headquarters Special Operation Battalion (AHQ SOB), was formed to fight the terrorists. The unit’s headquarters and base camp are in Mubi, Adamawa State. Soldiers and officers of yet another battalion, Forward Operation Battalion (FOB), have been posted to the same barracks in Mubi. One might wonder: why would two battalions with the same area of responsibilities and different command structures given the same location to operate in, and why were they located in the same camp?

Furthermore, in November 2013, the Nigerian Army made up a unit, Task Force Mike (TFM), and posted it to Izge Village in Gwoza local government area of Borno State. The unit was comprised of soldiers from SOB and FOB, 232 Armored Battalion, Yola, Adamawa State, 20 Battalion, Sariti Baruwa, Taraba State, and partly from Sokoto State. Now, the military sources have disclosed, SOB, FOB and TFM are the same set of troops spread aimlessly across just one area of responsibility with different budgetary allocations.

According to the sources, duplicating tasks allow commanding officers to lay hands on the money meant for the war with Boko Haram. They receive funds for two separate operations and two separate bases even when in reality, it is the same operation and only one area of responsibilities.

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Because of someone’s greed, the welfare of soldiers and supply of adequate weaponry have suffered greatly as Boko Haram continue to raid their bases. The insurgents are equipped with first-grade warfare weapons and devices, such as night vision goggles, armored personnel carriers, Browning machine guns, assault rifles, hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenades. Sources have indicated that troops of Nigerian Army in a defensive location had none of such sophisticated and advanced weapons, adding troops in Izge do not even have an anti-tank weapon, let alone an APC.

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Hungry, thirsty, tired

Several soldiers lamented their spare diet and poor water supply even in the hot desert temperature. As there are no sleeping kits provided to them, they are forced to sleep on the ground, under the scorching sun and the night stars. Some were able to construct makeshift shelters made of shrubs and grass, though.

The soldiers have also wondered why the newly formed and built barrack within the same base camp in Mubi, Adamawa State, have not yet been commissioned.

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Source: Sahara Reporters

Abducted Students Narrate How They Escaped From Boko Haram


Some of the abducted students of Girls Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State yesterday narrated how they escaped from the terrorists.

The terrorists suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, numbering more than 100 stormed the school wearing army uniforms and deceived the schoolgirls into thinking they were soldiers who had come to evacuated them from an impending attack, unknown to them that they were being abducted.

The students, who had returned to sit for the on-going West African School Certificate (WASC) exams at their school despite a state-wide closure of educational centres in Borno because of recent Boko Haram attacks in the state, initially obeyed the armed visitors, thinking they were government troops there to protect them.

One of those who managed to escape the abductors, 18-year-old Godiya Isaiah told Reuters that “When we saw these gunmen, we thought they were soldiers, they told all of us to come and walk to the gates, and we followed their instructions.”

But when the armed men started ransacking the school stores and set fire to the building, the terrified girls being herded at gunpoint into vehicles realized they were being kidnapped.

“We were crying,” Godiya said, recounting how she later jumped from a truck and ran away to hide in the bush. Other girls were packed into a bus and some pick-ups.

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima said at least 14 girls had managed to escape and reach safety.

Borno state education commissioner Inuwa Kubo said other girls told the same story as Godiya.

“They went into the bus unsuspecting,” he told Reuters.

“They were lured into the vehicle because they were told that the school was going to be attacked,” he added.

The attackers also raided nearby Chibok town, ransacking stores and offices there and killing several people, witnesses said.

The Military authorities announced last night that most students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok have been freed in the ongoing Search & Rescue operations to free the abducted students.

A statement issued by Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said: “With this development, the Principal of the school has confirmed that only eight of the students were still missing. One of the terrorists who carried out the attack on the school has also been captured.”

Tell Nigerians Who Stole $20bn Before Accusing Kwankwaso Of Embezzling Campaign Funds – Oyegun To Jonathan


Goodluck-Jonathan-John-Odigie-OyegunGovernor of Edo State during the aborted Third Republic, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday, described the allegation of embezzlement of campaign funds levelled against Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State by President Goodluck Jonathan as ridiculous.

Information Nigeria reports that the president had at a rally organized by the Peoples Democratic Party to officially receive ex-Kano Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau to the ruling party on Tuesday, accused Kwankwaso of attempting to scuttle his presidential bid in 2011 by pocketing the money provided by his presidential campaign team for delegates from Kano State, during the party’s primaries in Abuja.

This, Jonathan alleged, was aimed at unsettling the delegates so they could vote for another aspirant, who he did not name.

But Oyegun said that rather than accuse the governor of embezzlement of campaign funds, President Jonathan ought to have first ordered the arrest of those who were involved in the pension fund saga and the alleged missing $20 billion from the Federation Account.

Speaking with Vanguard, Oyegun said: “In politics, when you want to hang somebody, you accuse him of stealing money. But first the President should tell us who stole our $20 billion and they should ensure that all those who stole pension funds are arrested and prosecuted.

“Campaign funds are not public funds. It is a case of misplaced priority. It looks like the President is more concerned with campaign funds than with public funds. We had been told how many kilometres of road $20 billion can tar, let him punish those who are stealing public funds before talking about private campaign funds. The President’s outburst is ridiculous”, Oyegun insisted.

On the resurgence of Boko Haram activities in the North by the Boko Haram sect, the running mate to Shekarau in the 2011 presidential elections said: “There is no way to describe what is going on in the name of Boko Haram in this country. The Muslims are supposed to be extreme Muslims, here they are kidnapping Muslim children, what part of their struggle for God can justify such a dastardly act.

“Secondly, how can those children be abducted and the kidnappers are not be apprehended by security forces? How many pick up vans were required to transport them? How was it that those who abducted the kids travelled to the schools, fired shots, and abducted them, yet we did not hear of any response from any of the security agencies?

“I wonder how safe we are in this country. I am really sad for this country, none of us is safe in this country”, he said.

Nigeria Has Been Destined By God To Break Into Smaller Units – MASSOB


MASSOBThe Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has lambasted politicians, who introduced the no-go area clause in the on-going National Conference in Abuja, saying they did so out of selfish reasons and against the wishes of the people who wanted everything about Nigeria discussed.

In a press statement signed by MASSOB’s zonal leader for Anambra North, Mazi Chris Mocha, after its zonal meeting yesterday, the group insisted that nobody, not even President Goodluck Jonathan, could stop God’s plan for Nigeria, adding that the country had been destined by God to break up into natural units, of which Biafra was one.

According to Mocha, “God hardened the heart of Pharaoh in Egypt and used it for good purpose in favour of the Israelites”, adding that even the mighty Soviet Union with all its military prowess, was broken into 15 independent sovereign nations and yet the heavens did not fall.

Noting that the ongoing Confab provided the best opportunity for Nigerians to freely discuss how they intended to either live together or separate, but for selfish politicians who said the unity of the country should not be negotiated at the conference.

Suspected Port Harcourt ‘Bomb’ Was Engine Part, Says Rivers Police Commissioner


Tunde-Ogunsakin-600x330The Rivers State Police Command has doused tension over a suspected bomb that sent traders and commuters in Port Harcourt, the state capital scampering for safety on Tuesday, saying it was an “engine mechanical part”.

The Police Commissioner, Tunde Ogunshakin, in a statement on Thursday, said that after the requisite technical examination and analysis was carried out on the object, it was discovered that it had no connection whatsoever with an explosive device.

The presence of the leather bag, dropped by an unidentified man along the ever busy Ikwerre Road, on Tuesday afternoon, caused a stampede in the area as people ran for dear lives.

Within the next 45 minutes, Ikwerre Road, Railway Road, and adjoining areas were empty as residents hurriedly ran out of their homes for safety.

“I wish to draw your attention to the news print media and some selected news agencies on alleged Bomb Scare in Rivers State”, Mr. Ogunshakin said.

“This situation which will no doubt have instilled fear in the minds of inhabitants of the state does not represent the true position of things”, he added.

According to the CP, the Nigeria Police Explosive Ordinance Department, EOD, received a distress call, at about 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday, through the Control Room that a dangerous object suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device was found in Diobu Market.

“Our EOD Team moved to the scene and identified the object to be an Engine Mechanical Part. After the requisite technical examination and analysis was conducted on the said mechanical part, it was found not to have any nexus whatsoever with an Improvised Explosive Device or related equipment.

“The item was, however, evacuated from the scene in order to douse tension. I am using this medium to appeal to everyone to ensure that all items that are no longer needed are properly disposed-off in the appropriate Waste Disposal Centres”, said the police boss.

“Consequently, I want to further advise everyone to go about his or her lawful business as the Rivers State Police Command has put in place adequate security to ensure that no attempt is made to disrupt the present peaceful atmosphere while any suspicious move should be reported to the Police and other security agencies.

“I also want to appeal to the media to endeavour to find out useful and relevant information before going to press”, he added.

Insecurity: National Mosque Well Guarded By Security Agencies, Says Official


National MosqueAlhaji Ibrahim Jega, the Executive Secretary, National Mosque Management Board, Abuja, said on Thursday that the National Mosque was highly protected by security agencies.

Jega told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the security organs had been giving adequate cover to the mosque, within and outside.

“I can tell you that security measures are reasonably and adequately in place, and taken care of by the security agencies responsible for it.

“In short, all the staff, people coming to worship in the mosque are giving the security operatives the necessary support to make their work much easier.

“Sincerely speaking, the issue of security had been our watchword and only recently we decided to increase our security network owing to the lingering insecurity in the country”, he said.

According to him, “if you come around the mosque, you will discover that security personnel are everywhere monitoring and checking cars, buses and even people passing on the streets”.

Jega said that the measures were to thwart any attempt by anybody to breach the peace of the land.

He said that the security agents were always around the mosque to ward off suspicious movements.

“To be sincere, they have given adequate protection to the National Mosque and its surrounding environment.

“We have not heard any instances of security breach, both within and outside the mosque, for whatever reason”, Jega said.

He commended the security personnel for their professionalism and dedication to duty.

The scribe also lauded the complementary role provided by the local security personnel in the mosque, saying that they measured up to expectations.

However, he said that they were also intensifying efforts to ensure that the mosque was much more secured for worshippers.

He urged the staff and Nigerians to supply useful information to security agencies, to tackle the current security challenge threatening the country.

He said Nigerians should take security as a collective responsibility, irrespective of socio-political, religious and economic background, and should not be left in the hands of the government alone. (NAN)

Another Suspected Female Kidnapper Lynched In Kwara


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For the third time in a week, a mob in Ilorin, Kwara State lynched a suspected female kidnapper on Wednesday night.

While the first incident occurred last Friday near the Emir’s Palace Road in Ilorin, the second and the latest one occurred near Oyun Bridge along the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.

Sources, who witnessed Wednesday’s incident, said deceased was dragged to a spot on the bridge where she was lynched by the mob on the suspicion that was a kidnapper.

The rate at which jungle justice is being carried out by members of society in Ilorin has made the Kwara State Police Command to dispatch undercover agents to apprehend anybody who tries to lynch any suspect.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the latest episode of lynching in the state, noted that the command was now prepared to enforce its earlier warning against lynching of people, who may later be found to be innocent.

He stated that the command would not hesitate deal with perpetrators of jungle justice.

His position was earlier strengthened by the Police Commissioner in Kwara, Mr. Ambrose Aisabor, who Wednesday, warned residents against taking laws into their hands.

Mr. Aisabor also warned the residents against attacking people, who may be having mental challenges, but could be mistaken for ritualist.