Louis van Gaal: Front-Runner for Man United Job


Dutch national team coach Louis van Gaal is the bookmakers favourite for the vacant Manchester United job.

United confirmed on Tuesday that player-coach, Ryan Giggs, will take charge of the Premier League job on the interim, pending the appointment of a permanent manager.

Van Gaal has reportedly told his friends he is “very keen” on succeeding David Moyes when his stint in charge of the ‘Oranje’ runs out after the 2014 World Cup and the his involvement at this summer’s World Cup is believed wouldn’t hinder United from considering him for the job.

Louis van Gaal Won Three Dutch Eredevise, The Dutch Cup, Champions League, Uefa Cup, Uefa Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup With Ajax.

The former Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Ajax coach has made no secret of his desire to coach a Premier League team after the World Cup.

 

A report on Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, says the 62-year-old Netherlands coach had a meeting with United 10 days ago.

Van Gaal’s outstanding resumee, which includes wining league titles in holland, Spain and Germany, and his immediate availability, has impressed the Glazer family, owners of the Old Trafford outfit.

The Dutch boss has already held talks with Tottenham but his link with the White Hart Lane outfit is not expected to deter him from joining United if he gets an offer.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich and Borrusia Dortmund coaches, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, have moved to rubbish rumours linking them with the vacant managerial position.

The Daily Telegraph reports the ‘Red Devils’ are set to make discreet moves to find out whether Pep Guardiola can be tempted away from Bayern.

“I want to stay at Bayern on the long term. Bayern are my team, and I believe we can do even better,” Guardiola said ahead of the club’s Champions League last-4 tie with Real on Tuesday.

Klopp, 46, was quoted as saying in the Guardian: “Man United is a great cluband I feel very familiar with their wonderful fans. But my commitment to Borussia Dortmund and the people is not breakable.”

Carlo Ancelotti, Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho are among the others who have been linked with the United job.

Woman Machetes 15-year-old Son To Death Over Minor Disagreement In Akwa Ibom.


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Okokon’s house…Photo Credit: Punch

A woman, Mrs. Ita Okokon, aka, Eka Isaac, at Atai Obio Offot, Uyo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, has killed her 15-year-old son, Isaac Okokon, after a minor disagreement.

Isaac, an SSS II pupil of Offot Ukwa Secondary School, Obiofot, Uyo, was said to have died on Friday following a machete injury his mother inflicted on him.

According to a neighbour Miss Ekaette Effiong who narrated the story, when the mother beat Isaac, he retaliated instead of running away as a sign of respect.

Effiong added that Isaac hit his mother so hard that the woman fell to the ground.

“When Isaac hit his mother that hard, the woman felt humiliated. When she got up, she went inside the house and brought out the machete. She chased her son with the machete, but when she could not get him, she threw the machete at him, which cut through his body,” she said.

Effiong stated that neighbours, friends, relatives, and the mother rushed Isaac to a hospital where he died.

The mother was said to have fled Atai Obio Offot when she discovered that Isaac had died.

All attempts to reach out to Isaac’s father or other relatives proved abortive. Other tenants in the house where they live also refused to speak with our correspondent on the issue.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Akwa Ibom State Command, Mr. Etim Dickson, confirmed the incident.

He said the police had yet to uncover the whereabouts of the woman.

He said, “For now nobody has given us information about the whereabouts of the woman. We have sent in some detectives around the area to look for possible clues that can lead to the arrest of the woman.”

[GIST] Fans, Celebrities Beg P-Square Not To Break Up.


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Celebrities and fans of the Nigerian singing duo, Peter and Paul Okoye, P-Square, have appealed to them to reconcile whatever differences they might have and shelve their planned break-up.

Ace DJ, Jimmy Jatt, said: “You are brothers. You have no choice. You just have to stay together.

“It is normal for siblings to have issues, but please do not let it tear you apart. I believe in you, I have great faith you will remain together.”

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, who is a close friend of the twins, likened the impending break-up to death and implored their wives to do something to salvage the situation

She said: “When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It is like death. The love of twins is undisputed, Paul and Peter. You have been together for years, making great songs like Senorita, Do me, Story, More than a friend, Omoge mi, Busy body, Alingo, Personally, Testimony; the list is endless! Why break it up now?

“Please learn. Two heads are better than one. Mrs Lola and Anita, they say a woman makes a home. This is the time to show the world that both of you are women with great substance, which I believe you are,” she appealed in a post on Instagram.

For days now the rumour mill has been ablaze with news that the singing duo have gone their separate ways over issues many have come to tag ‘irreconcilable differences’.

Since news of the crisis broke, fans have taken to every known social media page to beg the twins to stay together.

The rumour was given wings by their brother and manager, Jude Okoye, following his tweets: “After 10 years it’s over. Am done.” It sent shock waves through the entertainment world, with their fans fearing the worst.

But according to findings, it seems their worst fears might have been realised as we can authoritatively reveal that the alleged rumour of break-up is no more rumour. The two brothers are actually at daggers drawn, and look set to have nothing to do with each other again.

Though their publicist, Bayo Adetu, has come out to debunk the break-up rumour, saying “I am too busy to pay attention to some wannabe blogger traffic because I don’t know where that report is coming from.

“Maybe they just want to get traffic to their site. It’s baseless and untrue.”

But according to a reliable source, who begged for anonymity, “Bayo was only doing his job and did the first thing any normal publicist would do to protect his job and his employers.

“The truth of the matter is that the brothers have been going at each other for months, with Jude caught in the middle, trying to see if he could settle them.”

The source further revealed that Peter is bitter, partly because unhealthy innuendos have been hurled at him as the passive member of the group.

The source said: “The way things are, we may find Jude and Paul staying together, while Peter walks away.

“All the moves to reconcile them right now is targeted at changing Peter’s mind, who looks all resolved to end all relationship with his brother.

“On whether or not they have shared everything they own, I cannot really say because they are not even on talking terms. Everything that has to do with the brand name. P Square has been put on hold.”

It would be recalled that some of the reasons Peter wants out is that he claims his brothers do not respect his wife and that their brother, Jude, has been disrespecting Lola for years.

This, according to reports, prompted his packing out of Squareville mansion in Omole where he lived with his brothers for years to Lekki Phase 1 with his wife Lola Omotayo and their children.

Photos From Nollywood Actress, Beverly Naya’s Latest Photoshoot ShowingOff Her Hot Bikini Body


25-years-old Nollywood actress Beverly Naya is one new actress that know how to market herself by showing off her banging body. Checkout photos from her latest photoshoot showing off her hot bikini body inside… 

Leopard Leaps Through Roof, Attacks Villagers In India


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Citizens of Ballarpur, a city of close to 90,000 people in central India, were caught off guard Monday when a leopard that had sneaked into a livestock enclosure escaped through the roof and attacked several bystanders.

The leopard likely entered the enclosure, said to contain “hundreds of cows, calves and buffalos,” in search of an easy meal, India Today reports. The animal may have strayed into Ballarpur from the nearbyTadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve.

A video of the attack shows panicked onlookers scattering after the leopard leaps through the roof. Per India Today, the animal jumped 14 vertical feet to reach the roof, escaping through a hole forestry officials had cut in order to tranquilize the animal from above.

After wildly running about on the roof, mauling one man and charging several others, the leopard retreated to a water tank in a nearby dwelling, where NDTV reports it was tranquilized by forestry workers and released into the wild.

A veterinarian who examined the animal told the Times of India the leopard didn’t appear to have suffered any injuries from the clash.

The attack is the latest in a series of encounters with large cats in India. In February, a leopard in the city of Meerut injured at least seven people. In India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, leopards have killed six children and injured four others in the past six months.

Wildlife officials previously told CNN the increased attacks can be attributed to humans invading the animals’ ever-diminishing territory.

“There are many cases where human habitats are encroaching on those of big cats, which are getting lesser and lesser over the years,” Jimmy Borah, tiger coordinator for the World Wildlife Fund India, told the network. “The cats are forced to come out of their habitats to look for food. There is lots of habitat loss and with that food source loss — it’s one of the main problems, which is why they are coming out.”

D’banj Visits Nyanya Blast Victims, Urges Youths To Shun Violence


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A popular Nigerian musician, Mr Dapo Oyebanji (D-banj) on Tuesday in Abuja urged Nigerian youths to shun violence and embrace peace.

D-banj made the call when he visited some victims of the Nyanya bomb blast in company of the FCT Health Secretary, Dr Ademola Onakomaiya, at the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja.

According to him, government alone cannot do all that is required for peace to reign in the country.

“I am a Nigerian and I am affected by any tragedy that befalls us and particularly in the spirit of Easter, I came to show the victims support.

“I have seen that the survivors are responding positively to treatment and thanked the medical team here for the efforts.

“We are appealing to the perpetrators of these acts to have a rethink and support the peace initiative so that our people would not be subjected to such wickedness,” he said.

D-banj said that terrorism in Nigeria was strange as Nigerians were known to be peace loving and advised them to embrace peace in the interest of development.

He said that artistes should be concerned about achieving peace in Nigeria because if the violence continued, the entertainment industry would be endangered.

D-banj donated several gift items to the victims and also settled some hospital bills.

The hospital management said that over 27 corpses and 26 victims were brought from the blast but 16 were still receiving treatment as others had been discharged.

The FCT Health Secretary urged artistes to support the Federal Government’s fight against terrorism by creating awareness in their performances.

Onakomaiya urged people in the entertainment industry to unite and produce songs, plays, paintings that would condemn and discourage terrorism.

He said that the potency of art as a communication tool amongst Nigerian youths would make it an effective medium in creating awareness.

According to him, security is the responsibility of all Nigerians, therefore, should not be left in the hands of government alone.

Onakomaiya said that the visit of D-banj would go a long way to lift the spirits of the patients.

“You can see that some of the patients are really excited to see a renowned artiste like D-banj visit them; it is very commendable,” he said. [NAN]

Insecurity: Presidency, State Governors To Meet On Wednesday


President Goodluck Jonathan, will on Wednesday hold a security meeting with the 36 state governors, following recent attacks by Islamist sect Boko Haram.

Reviewing of the security situation in the country, as well as ongoing national security measures and operations with a view to determining the best way forward will be the main agenda of the meeting, according to sources.

The president had last Thursday summoned the governors for the enlarged meeting, but only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors attended the meeting.

While Nigerians were wondering if the All Progressive Congress (APC) governors were playing politics with a matter as important as security, Akwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio, who is also the chairman of PDP Governors, clarified their absence, saying the meeting was called at the instance of the PDP governors, that All Progressives Congress were not invited.

Police Arrest 26-Year-Old Man For murder


Officers of the Gombe State Police Command, on Tuesday said it arrested a 26-year-old applicant, Job Danladi, for allegedly killing his friend, Peter Mela.

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DSP Fwaje Atajiri, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who made this known to newsmen said the the suspect stole the deceased motorcycle after killing him.

The force spokesman said that the suspect told the deceased to convey him with his motorcycle from Billiri town to Kufai village, where he used machete to kill his victim and took the motorcycle to Ayaba village.

He said that the suspect was apprehended after investigations, and that he had confessed to committing the crime.

Atajiri said that the suspect would soon be charged to court

Kebbi Govt. Trains 150 Sharia Court Judges


The Kebbi Government on Tuesday commenced the training of 150 Sharia Courts Judges on advanced Sharia Legal System to enhance dispensation of Islamic Justice in the state.

Addressing the participants in Birnin Kebbi, the Chief Registrar,  Sharia Court of Appeal, Alhaji Muhammad Sani, said the training would improve Judges’ practical knowledge and enhance their understanding and memory on Sharia legal system.

“The Sharia Court Judges would be trained on inheritance, marital complex, divorce, debt and land utilisation strictly in line with the Islamic jurisprudence,” he said.

Sani advised the Judges to shun selfishness, considering their vast knowledge in the Qur’an, Sunnah and Islamic jurisprudence.

“We expect the Judges to be aligned and more conscious with the responsibilities shouldered on them in dealing with both Muslims and Christians in the state,” he said.

The Chief Judge of the state, Malam Bala Mairiga, represented by Justice Adamu Gulma, urged the participants to make good use of the knowledge acquired.

He said the training would be sustained and advised the Sharia Court to embark on monthly publication of past rulings.

“Past rulings will serve as references and improve knowledge of Judges,” Mairiga said.

In his remarks, the state Grand Kadi, Malam Mukhtar Jega, urged the Judges to use the training to correct their past mistakes.[NAN]

Atiku Abubakar Reacts On David Moyes’ Sack


A former Vice President Atiku Abubakar reacted to the stunning news of firing Manchester United manager, Scottish specialist David Moyes.

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The 1999 Adamawa State Governor Elect shared his thoughts on his Facebook page:

“Some of my children are Man United fans. Today, some are happy, some sad. I don’t know if I should be ‪#‎MoyesOut‬ or ‪#‎MoyesIn‬ So I’ll say sorry to the sad ones, and congratulations to the happy ones.”

Well, David Moyes will be remembered as a unique coach in any case.

SEE 14 anti-achievements of the manager:

  1. United are guaranteed to finish the season with their lowest ever Premier League points tally
  2. United fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1995

  3. United’s worst home league form for over a decade

  4. Suffered three defeats in a row for the first time since 2001 this season

  5. Eliminated in the FA Cup third round – something which happened just once under Ferguson

  6. First ever home defeat to Swansea this term

  7. First home defeat to Newcastle since 1972

  8. First home defeat to West Brom since 1978

  9. First league defeat to Stoke since 1984

  10. First time United conceded a first-minute goal in the Premier League – Dzeko for City

  11. First time Man City & Liverpool have beaten United home & away since Premier League’s inception

  12. First time Everton, Man City & Liverpool have beaten United home & away since Premier League’s inception

  13. First time Everton have beaten United home and away since 1969-70

  14. First time Everton & Liverpool have ever done a league double over United in the same season.

Do you believe we’ll see a renewed Manchester United next season?

$250m Provided For Water Supply In Nigeria By World Bank


Credit facility of $250m has been approved by World Bank to help the government of Nigeria in water supplying services and in improving the financial and management viability of existing water unitilities.

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The statement indicating the credit was released this Monday, April 21st in Abuja to the correspondent of Punch.

As it was stated by the bank, the funds are aimed to help around 2 million poor urban people living in capitals of states and suburbs.

The credit is to support the Third National Urban Water Sector Reform Project and be a part of goal of Federal Government aimed at developing more efficient mechanisms of water service to address inequality in income and opportunities among people of Nigeria.

Water delivery infrastructure and institutional systems to expand access to water supply services in Bauchi, Rivers, Ekiti states will be rehabilitated and built with the help of these funds.

The project will include incentives for improved performance of the water supply institutions in the above mentioned states.

The statement also revealed facts on the second part of the project – technical and financial help to the state governments and water institutions in Gombe, Benue, Jigawa, Ondo, Kano, Bayelsa, Abia, Anambra, Plateau states as a first part of investments planned in future.

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly, the World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, claims that the Ministry of Water Resources in Nigeria will also benefit from increased potential to monitor and benchmark the performance of water sector and also from the increased accountability from the states involved in the program for their performance.

“Today’s project builds on past experience, which has shown that building water infrastructure without strengthening the capacity of the institutions responsible for managing water supply to the targeted areas does not lead to sustainable results,” she said.

Boko Haram Kills Kala/Balge Council Chairman Of The APC.


Suspected members of Boko Haram on Monday killed the Kala/Balge council chairman of All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Modu Janga, and its youths leader, Alhaji Abba, Vanguard reports.

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Soldiers stand in military camp in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on June 6, 2013. AFP Photo

Janga and Abba were on their way from to Gudumbali when their vehicle was attacked by gunmen on the Maiduguri-Dikwa road near Mafa, Borno State around 11am.

“The insurgents blocked the road with wood and tree branches, before identify occupants of the vehicle and shot dead two persons at the spot, and fled towards Dikwa, a border town with Cameroon,”  an eyewitness from Mafa, Babagana Usmani, said in a telephone interview today.

The vehicle was hailed “by flagging down the driver for identification”, he added.

According to Usmani, the attackers left the scene without taking anything from the vehicle.

The Borno state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gideon Jibrin, could not be reached for comments.

However, a Vanguard’s security source who wanted to stay anonymous confirmed the incident, saying:

“Armed hoodlums ambushed a vehicle on Dikwa road on Monday; and two people were feared dead, before the security agents closed the road for two hours prevent further attacks.”

This is not the firs time the suspected Boko Haram sect attacks Mafa this year. The most recent assault on the town happened on March 3. Scores of people were killed and most of the infrastructure – destroyed.

Two Oil Bunkerers Roast To Death In Edo Tanker


Two suspected oil bunkerers on Tuesday lost their lives to a tanker explosion at Ivue-Uromi, Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State.

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Two other people wee saved by residents of the community and rushed to an undisclosed hospital where they are receiving treatment.

It was gathered from eyewitnesses that the incident occurred at about 1:30am.

The driver was said to be running away from soldiers who were after him and so he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an electric pole.

According to eyewitnesses, the high tension electric cable reportedly collapsed on the crude oil laden truck which caused it to burst into flames.

The two men were roasted to death.

Explaining what happened, the Spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Uromi, Inspector Augustine Apili, said that soldiers were trailing the tanker before the unfortunate accident, adding that it was caused by reckless driving by the suspected bunkerers to evade arrest.

Jason DeRulo Set To Marry Jordin Sparks?


Popular Haitian American singer Jason DeRulo has been dating singer Jordin Sparks for over two years now.

485009905-1397852559Jason had recently released a song called “Marry Me” which led to rumours going around that he is about to propose to his girl.

Jason however said that the song was meant for Jordin only but she told him to make it public so that his fans can hear it.

He said:“There is a lot of pressure, and there was a lot of pressure before the song,” Jason says. “I wrote the song because of the pressure and then I made the pressure worse because people just listen to the chorus and all they hear is ‘Will you marry me?’ so they’re like ‘Oh you’re proposing.’

I’m like, ‘No.’” So what is Jason saying? “In the song I’m saying, when the time is right,” “I was just trying to explain that we have forever, so what’s the rush,”

TRAGEDY: Former Eagles’ Player Dies In Lagos


Former Nigeria’s football player, Albert Onyeawuna has been reported dead at aged 78 years.

According to family sources, the late Onyeawuna, who was renowned for his dribbling skills during the 1950s and 1960s, died on Monday at a clinic in Lagos.

He was reported to have been sick for several months before he passed on late last night.

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* NFF president, Ibrahim Maigari mourns the death of the late Albert Onyeawuna

The late Onyeawuna debuted for Nigeria’s national team then called the Red Devils on October 30, 1955 and played his last game for the country on March 26 1964. He scored seven goals in 26 games.

He was the star of the Port Harcourt team in the 1950s and scored twice as they beat Kano 4-1 in the 1955 Challenge Cup.

He also shone as his team won the Challenge Cup beating Federal United 6-1 in 1958.

Onyeawuna played in Nigeria’s first ever African Cup of Nations in Ghana in 1963.

Some of his contemporaries include the likes of Sam Ibiam, Dan Anyiam, Asuquo Ekpe, Godwin Achebe, Dejo Fayemi, Patrick Noquaqor, Paul Hamilton, Fabian Duru, Teslim Balogun and Elkana Onyeali.

Onyeawuna retired from the game and invested very well but at his old age, he had serious challenges with his sight. Payments for eye surgeries from an auto accident practically wiped out all his investments.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Tuesday expressed sorrow over his death.

The football body also mourn the passing of Kaduna United FC Head Coach Saleh Lato and five players of Nigeria Nationwide League side Bakoji FC of Kaduna, who died in a car accident during the festive period.

Jonathan More Intelligent Than Most Nigerians Put Together, Says Ogbemudia


samuel-ogbemudiaPresident Goodluck Jonathan is experiencing turbulent times in his leadership of the country because he has stepped on toes in the process of executing his Transformation Agenda, a two-time ex-governor of the defunct Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia has said.

According to him, “Jonathan is more intelligent than many of us put together. He is pushing the programmes to transform Nigeria and those who do not want change are opposed to him. In the process of transforming the country he is stepping on people’s toes and they are opposed to him”.

Dr Ogbemudia, who also described the current Minister of Works, Arc. Mike Onolememen as the “best Minister of Works since 1960”, urged Jonathan to give the Minister five more years because “I have drove through llesha-Ife-Ibadan-Abeokuta-Lagos Road and the Minister is a blessing to Nigeria and Edo state in particular. And if he is given another five years, potholes and bad roads will be a thing of the past in Nigeria”.

While lamenting that despite the laudable programmes of the Goodluck Jonathan administration, some Nigerians are still not happy, the retired Army General asserted that “when you see the Benin-Lagos-Shagamu road you will no doubt come to the conclusion that a great percentage of the transformation is on the way.

“Before now, from Benin-Lagos, none was tarred except small plantation, about four miles, all others red earth and when you get to Lagos you are red unless you tie some napkins over your head.

“So I think that Jonathan should be allowed to complete his job, we should give him the maximum support we can so that when it is our turn, his supporters will also support us”, he pleaded.

Ogbemudia noted that the president was having sleepless nights working on how he could put Nigeria back on track, therefore, he should not be distracted.

He added: “They should keep away from him those people who are pursuing their personal interest”.

When asked if he will support Onolememen for governorship in Edo state come 2016, Ogbemudia stated that “he has not told me he is running for governorship. You don’t back people who don’t tell you about their ambition. Apart from that because he has done well in one sector does not mean that he will do well in other sectors”.

The former governor instead stressed the need for the minister to remain in his current position where he can make “Nigeria proud” rather than “make things difficult for himself” by vying for the Edo governorship seat.

Meet the five Nigerian students arrested for Godwin Ayogu’s murder


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Five students of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, have been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of 19 year old Godwin Ayogu, who was also a student of the school. Sadly, all the students arrested are Nigerians, worst still, they were his friends. One in particular was his roommate.

The students arrested are: Ogunsanyo Abayomi (the roommate), Obi Mnaetochi Brendan Ilozumba, Oti Uchechukwu Chijooke, Jimoh Oluwatobiloba Timileyin and Isaac Ifidon (all pictured above).

It is believed that Ayogu was killed over money on the school campus. His body, with legs and hands tied, throat slit and intestines gushing out (last pic right), was then dumped at Amamoma on the outskirts of the university.
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The Homicide Unit of the Police Criminal Investigations Department, Headquar­ters, Accra said after investigation, what they found out was that Ayogu’s roommate, Ogunsanyo borrowed money from him to pay his school fees. But instead of paying back when he promised, he traveled to the UK, promising to pay back when he returned.

When he returned, instead of paying back, he moved out of the campus room he shared with Ayogu and rented a two-bedroom apartment outside the campus. Ayogu took the matter to other Nigerians who are students of the school, asking them to talk to Ogunsanyo to return his money.

Ayogu was last seen alive on February 18th. He was seen in the company of another friend of his named Oluwatobiloba. The two had gone to Ogunsanyo’s apartment to demand Ayogu’s money, in the course of which a scuffle ensued between Ayogu and Ogunsanyo.

The next morning Ayogu’s body was discovered.

All five students disappeared from campus as soon as Ayogu’s body was discovered. But through thorough investigations, police were able to find out what happened and arrested all five as soon as they resurfaced on campus

Ghanaian police said the suspects are assisting them in their investigations.

Source: LIB

Photos: Borno governor visits school where 200+ girls were abducted


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Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, today paid a visit to the Girls Government College, Chibok, where over 200 girls were abducted on April 14th, to have an on-the-spot assessment of the attack 

While in the school, parents of the missing students told the governor that contrary to media reports that 129 girls were abducted, that the actual number is 234. They said the 129 girls earlier reported were science students who were in the school writing their WAEC exams, while the remaining 106 students were Arts students who were at their hostels when the attackers arrived.

182 of the girls are still missing while 52 of them have escaped from the Boko haram den. See more photos below
Source: LIB

NDLEA Discovers Cocaine In Shoes, ‘Stabilizers’, Arrests Suspect


ndleasThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered 2.460kg of cocaine hidden inside female shoes and voltage regulators, popularly called ‘stabilizers’, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The seizures were made in a consignment of female shoes from Brazil aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight and a shipment of voltage regulators meant for export to Gabon on a DHL cargo flight.

The Lagos Airport Commander of NDLEA, Mr. Hamza Umar, explained that the shipment of shoes was abandoned.

“We found an abandoned luggage containing ladies shoes that originated from Brazil. During examination, 1.860kg of cocaine was found inside the shoe soles. Our men at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) section of the airport also detected 600 grammes of cocaine hidden in a voltage regulator. A freight forwarder had been arrested in connection with the cocaine shipment to Gabon”, Hamza stated.

The suspect, Nyeaka Chidiebere Anslem, 37, who claims to hail from Imo State, said in his statement that the consignment was given to him by a client.

“I am a freight forwarder with over five years working experience. A client gave me a bag containing three voltage regulators and hair attachment to send to Gabon.

“The NDLEA at SAHCOL while searching the luggage dismantled the voltage regulators and found five parcels of substance that tested positive for cocaine in one of the regulators”, Nyeaka said.

The suspect is married with five children.

The Chairman of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, said the agency will continue to keep an eagle-eye over the Nigeria-Brazil route while other African routes are being re-classified in line with current risk levels.

“The NDLEA will continue to keep a close watch over Nigeria-Brazil route because of the high number of arrests and seizures made on the route.

“Recent drug seizures on some African routes have equally placed them on a high risk platform. We must continue to adopt effective strategies in preventing the sub-region from being used as a drug hub”, Giade said.

Manchester United appoint Ryan Giggs as interim boss


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David Moyes was sacked by the club after just 11 months at the helm of Old Trafford.

Reports indicated earlier that Giggs would take charge as caretaker manager until the end of the season.

And the club published a statement on their website confirming the news which read: “Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made.

 
Source: Express

Flamboyant lifestyle killed Chris Okotie’s music career – Dede Mabiaku


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Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s protégé, Dede Mabiaku, in an exclusive interview with Encomium mag, said the reason Pastor Chris Okotie’s musical career nosedived many years back was as a result of his excessive flamboyant lifestyle and his attitude of not listening to those who were guiding his career at that time. 

“Nigeria has produced many great singers who promoted the culture of the band, among them were Mikel Okri, Feladay and Chris Okotie who is now a Pastor. He (Chris Okotie) was doing it live at that time but what he did at that time was not right. He had all the opportunity to help the young generation because he was the shining light but he killed the essence of it by his Flamboyance to the excess and his not wanting to listen to those  who were tele-guiding his growth. Let these young ones not fall prey to that, is what we are saying”

Mabiaku also talked about the upcoming artists who are trying to be the new Fela of our generation. See that after the cut…

When asked what he thinks of Burnaboy and Oritsefemi who are trying to bring back the legacy of Fela through their songs, Dede said;
“Let me correct one impression. Fela played music live. Fela never used synthesized sound. Fela scored his music and his lyrics came along. Fela groomed his band with the sound he had scored. Ethically, he cultured a sound built within a band. After that, he now performed this song over a period of time before going to the studio to record. See the sequence. Now let us come to the present day artiste, what are they doing? They just go into the studio, make few sounds together, make hooks, roll it round and round and round within a certain amount of minutes and voice on it later. The work is supposedly packaged and you have a musical video that goes with it and you think that is what is similar to what Fela is doing? I am not saying what Fela did because Fela is continual. That is why people still listen to his songs so many years after his physical exit. He is the most regarded Nigerian musician ever. He is the most regarded African celebrated on Broadway. That is because he was doing it live.  These children need to go back to the basics. Go and learn instrument, go and culture band, culture yourself. What is happening now is destruction and disservice to the quality of work Nigeria music industry should have. Granted and agreed they have good voices, granted and agreed they have good packaging, please for God’s sake lets not class these songs as Afrobeat. Afrobeat is the music that came for the people, it is a way of life. Do they follow the tenets of this way of life?  No! However I am happy that after so many years, some of them are beginning to realize that the only thing that will make sense is natural African sound that comes with natural African elements. That is why people who are really making it are Solidstar, Davido and Flavour. Burnaboy and Oritsefemi you talked about are also in this category. All they just need to do is to learn more about it and if they do this, it will take the Nigerian music and African music largely to the next level. I fought 2face tire over the matter. He listened to me in the end. Miming is not good for this industry, it kills it. Let’s not glorify mediocrity.

Caught on camera: Moment thieves surround a tourist in Paris and take his money


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This is the moment an aggressive gang of Roma young thieves surround a middle-aged tourist near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and took the money he just withdrew from a cash point.

Such scenes have become so common in the French capital that police last week called for the ‘systematic eviction’ of Roma. Groups of thieves, many of them teenagers, swarm around the main tourist landmarks day and night, UK Daily Mail reports. Continue…

The middle-aged victim turns around in a fright as the thieves swarm around him 

‘They respect nobody – they just want money or anything else they can steal,’ said another tourist who witnessed the incident at the cashpoint between Notre Dame and the Louvre museum, in the 1st arrondissement.
“It might have been Easter, but the gangs were everywhere,’ she said. ‘One minute the man was making a cash withdrawal, the next he was a crime victim.

‘If the police come anywhere near the Roma, they just laugh and then run off. Areas are becoming completely lawless.’

Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world.

The utterly fearless gang casually try to help themselves to the horrified man’s money
Getaway: The Roma pickpockets look for their next victim after targeting the tourist using a cash point near Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Charity and human rights groups were furious last week when a leaked police memo called for the ‘systematic eviction’ of Roma from the centre of the city.

It followed the country’s Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, saying that the travelling communities of mainly Romanians and Bulgarians ‘cannot integrate’ and should be deported.

A spokesman for Charity group Catholic Help described the note as a ‘scandal’, saying that it ‘stigmatised a poor community’ and amounted to ‘racial profiling’- something which is illegal in secular France.

But other Paris officials argued that Roma are behind most of the crime in the city, involving themselves in everything from aggressive begging to muggings and burglaries.

Gangs of young Roma, including women and children, can regularly be seen harassing tourists.

Many of the Roma beggars who congregate around cash points and banks have very young children with them, including babies. 

Most of them live in large shanty towns on the outskirts of Paris, but more and more are setting up new camps in central parks and squares.
Jean-Pierre Colombies, spokesman for the SNOP-SCSI police union, said Roma were constantly moving around Paris.

‘It’s musical chairs’ said Mr Colombies. ‘We chase the Roma from one place to another, from one arrondissement to the next.’
Even Stephane Le Foll, spokesman for France’s Socialist Government, appeared to back the police, saying that extremely poor communities living rough in Paris made ‘everybody extremely nervous’.
Mr Le Foll said: ‘We’re obliged to regulate all that, to be clear on all that, not to consider that nothing has happened.’

Prime Minister Valls has continued a policy started by former president Nicolas Sarkozy of razing Roma camps, and trying to deport as many of their occupants as possible.

This has led to protests from a number of human rights groups, including Amnesty International, which points out that most Roma in France are Romanian or Bulgarian and as such are EU citizens with the right to live and work in the country.

Culled from UK Daily Mail

2015: Kebbi PDP Eyes Victory In All Elective Positions


pdp.jpgThe Kebbi chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the party will win all elective positions in the state come 2015 general elections.

The Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Mansur Shehu, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.

Shehu said that the party had fine-tuned strategies on how to achieve the electoral feat next year.

He expressed optimism that PDP would be re-elected in the state “owing to the glaring and beneficial democratic dividends provided by the party at both the national, state and the local government levels”.

He said the party had in the past seven years constructed 5,000 kms of roads, 250 additional schools and 25 general hospitals in rural communities.

“The PDP in the state had empowered farmers with implements, seedlings and seed capital for mass production of rice in commercial quantity”, Shehu said.

He said that Gov. Saidu Dakingari PDP-led was not indebted to any external or internal organisation and individuals, adding that the re-election of the party in 2015 would witness more dividend of democracy.

Shehu, therefore, called on members of the party to support the PDP- led administration in the state, adding that the party would ensure discipline among its ranks irrespective of position, tribe or religion. (NAN)

Kaduna Govt Commences Biometrics Registration Of Taxable Persons


Ramalan YeroThe Kaduna State Government on Tuesday commenced Biometrics registration of all taxable persons in the state.

The Executive Chairman, state Board of Internal Revenue, Alhaji Muhammad Tanko, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The chairman said the registration was in line with effort of government to enhance revenue generation.

Tanko said the registration would include civil servants, political office holders as well as businessmen and women.

“We have captured the Governor and his Deputy during the inauguration of the Taxpayers’ Biometrics Card Registration System in the State”, he said.

The chairman said the registration would help in building a purposeful and robust tax payers’ database for the state.

“It will also widen the tax net and improve effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery”, he said.

Tanko said the board would ensure proper enforcement on every eligible tax payer in accordance with the provisions of the law.

He said that the state lawmakers were working on a bill that would eliminate multiple taxation.

The chairman said that the bill would also address many challenges in the revenue generation administration.

He said when passes into law, the bill would address the issue of revenue leakage and improve the capacity of the tax officials.

Flight Operations Resume At Kaduna Airport


Kaduna AirportFlight operations have again resumed at the Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna State even as aviation authorities have commenced investigations into the cause of fire outbreak at the airport.

Flight operations was suspended on Sunday following a fire incident that gutted the airport’s control tower.

It was learnt that aviation officials were seen at the airport yesterday examining the rubble left behind in the wake of the incident.

Although the officials refused to divulge any information on the level of damage because a report to that effect would be made public in due course, an airport source, who preferred anonymity, said the airport’s authority have already started probing the immediate and remote cause of the fire incident.

The source also informed that normal flight operations have resumed at the airport as a result of a makeshift arrangement by aviation authorities that includes bringing in a mobile tower from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

2015: I’m Not Planning On Imposing My Candidate On Lagosians – Tinubu


Bola-TinubuA former Governor of Lagos State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed allegations that he was planning on imposing a former Accountant-General of Lagos, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, as the next governor of the state.

Tinubu described the allegations as not unusual especially as elections are around the corner.

His Media Adviser, Mr. Sunday Dare, said this in an interview with a PUNCH correspondent on Monday.

He was reacting to allegations by the coordinator of a Lagos-based group, Visioners for New Lagos, Mr. Bambo Akin-Johnson, who had alleged that there was a plot by the former governor to impose Ambode as governor.

Akin-Johnson had vowed that the group was determined to stop Tinubu’s culture of imposition of governorship candidates on the state.

In response, Dare said “It’s the season of politics and an election year, such allegations and insinuations will be commonplace. This particular one is unfounded. Let them provide proof. He who alleges must prove.

“What I recall he has said repeatedly is that development is not about religion. And that governing Lagos State is about merit, competence and ability of the candidate.

“Just like he governed Lagos and laid a foundation upon which Governor Babatunde Fashola, another competent governor built upon, the next governor of Lagos must also be competent and qualified.

“The people of Lagos and the voters will decide who they want as governor when they go out to vote. Not a group like this one will decide for them”.

Susan Peters Shows Us Her Kid Brother Who Is Set To Wed Soon


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Nollywood actress — Susan Peters who has over 50 movie credits to her name, showed off her younger brother.

Susan Peters says her kid bro will be getting married soon and she is so proud of him. He stays with me through the good, the bad and the ugly she said.

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P-Square War: Toni Payne Defends Lola — “I Went Through This Too”


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Yoruba singer, 9ice ex and mother of one — Toni Payne has added her voice to the whole controversy surrounding the alleged impending break-up of the P-Square duo.
Toni has asked people to stop blaming Lola Okoye for Peter and Paul’s fight except they want God to judge them.
She claims she went through the same allegations and she knows how it feels.
Toni Payne also took on a fan who called Lola bad luck and said the Okoye’s do not love her and her bad name is spreading so fast.
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I hope IGP did not just wake up now,since 2012 till date people have been making inciting uterances both in presidency,pdp and apc because of 2015 but d security and presidency keep mute just to gain sympathy and now they have seen nigeria is at d stage of shedding blood and they r coming out as if this is new to them

PHOTOs – Cossy Orjiakor Allowing People To Feel And Touch her B00bs At An Easter Party


 

Hmmm, was the guy planning to take a chump off her irresistibly juicy boobs? She celebrated her Easter at a Playboy-themed Easter party at Caliente Nite Club. More pictures after the break

MADUMERE IS THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR


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Prince Eze Madumere, MFR, the Deputy Governor of Imo State has yet again emerged the best Deputy Governor in the South East of Nigeria, which will be conferred on him on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Rockview Hotels in Owerri.

In a press released signed by the Publisher of Newname Newspaper and also the publishers of Newname Magazines, Dr. Rita Moses, she said Madumere emerged as the Best Deputy Governor of the year, South East as a result of his exemplary life in service to humanity.

In their release, reading in parts, “It is on record that in demonstration of his charity, he devoted a substantial amount of his income to cater for orphans and other less-privileged in the society. He has also exhibited a rare passion and commitment towards achieving peace through his crisis resolution strategies. His ability to resolve Orsu-Obodo- ADDAX Oil crises, Irete-Nigeria Bottling Company age long crises have put him ahead of many. Prince Madumere, has also shown what to takes as a Deputy Governor to have a peaceful and cordial working relationship with his boss, the Governor through his humility and loyalty.’

However, Madumere’s history with negotiation and crises management and resolution dates back over twenty years ago. He had resolved a matter in his immediate community of Ezi in Mbieri, which could caused bloody clash were it not his timely intervention. That effort gave birth to Prince Ee Madumere Unity Cup, which united thenYouths of the community and rallied round them and galvanized them to all stand for peaceful resolution.

It will be recalled that Archbishop of Anglican Church, Rev. Dr. Beneth Okoro had described Prince Eze Madumere, MFR, as the Best Deputy Governor Imo State has ever had. Prince Eze Madumere as well emerged the most recognized Deputy Governor in the South East on the Igbo online platform through a survey.

His exploit at demystifying power and political offices is well known. As the former Chief of Staff to Governor Okorocha, he was the most accessible Chief of Staff and has remained the most effective from the the survey so far conducted among the political appointees.

In retrospect, Prince Madumere was also honored with National Honours Award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for his care for the down trodden, less privileged and contribution in enriching Nigeria’s democracy for for standing to be counted even in the face of intimidation from a cruel government. He was also incarcerated on spurious claims under Ikedi Ohakim’s administration. Today, he is known as the Mandela of Imo State.

For the love his people have for him, he was recognized as the Ogbuhuruzo of Mbaitoli. However, in all Prince Madumere has maintained that in all these he owes to God and Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State.

With Shekarau, PDP’s Future In Kano Is Bright – PDP Youths


Ibrahim-ShekarauA political group under the platform of North West Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Youths, yesterday said that the defection of ex-governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the ruling PDP, will ensure the party wins back its lost glory.

Chairman of the group in a chat with newsmen in Kano said “Before Shekaru’s arrival, PDP in Kano seemed to be in a dilemma, but when he finally joined, the party witnessed such a speedy recovery and it became obvious that the future for PDP in Kano state is bright”.

The group’s chairman hailed the party’s former caretaker committee chairman, Alhaji Hassan Kafayos, for the role he played in persuading Shekarau and Mohammed Abacha to join PDP in Kano state.

“A good politician always looks for what will enhance his party’s popularity among others. Kafayos has seen those qualities in Shekarau and Abacha and succeeded in convincing the two political giants in the state, and here we are celebrating and hoping with full confidence that in 2015 PDP will regain Kano”, said the chairman.

Afenifere Spits Fire: Any Terrorist Attack On Yorubaland Is ‘Declaration Of War’


Boko Haram AttackA Yoruba socio-political group, the Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has issued a warning to insurgents against carrying out any attack on Yoruba soil, saying any such attempt would be considered as an act of war.

In a statement signed by its National Chairman, Olawale Oshun, on Monday, the group said that although they are a peace-loving people, the Yoruba would not sit back and watch if they were attacked.

Reacting to the recent video the Boko Haram group released to the AFP wherein they claimed to be “in your city and you don’t know where we are”, Oshun enjoined residents of the South-West to be vigilant always.

In the 28-minute video, the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed responsibility for the Nyanya explosion in Abuja that killed, at least 75 people, and threatened “more imminent attacks” across the country.

“ARG is calling on all the residents in the South West of Nigeria to take this threat very seriously, and be vigilant. We call on the residents to report to security agencies, monarchs, traditional leaders and the offices of the governors any suspicious movement of men and materials that come to their notice”, said Mr. Oshun.

“ARG wishes to alert the traditional institutions, from the highly revered monarchs to the Baales (the village heads) and Mogajis (Clan Heads), to their responsibility towards their subjects in this dire time”, he added.

The ARG chairman said that Yoruba leaders at every level would be held accountable if they allow strangers to over-run their domains.

“The time for the traditional institutions to become active and responsive as the guardian of our values is now. The kings and village heads should be ready to accept responsibility for any security failure in their domain, and we dare say that being urban should be no excuse”, Mr. Oshun warned.

“Overall, ARG would like to warn that being visited with a terror attack would amount to a declaration of war on the peace loving people of Yorubaland, in as much as the Yoruba people have always been peaceful and are not, whether directly or indirectly, complicit in the collapse of development and security – factors which have been labelled as responsible for the rise of terrorism.

“We need to add that the Yoruba people will neither fold their arms if attacked and will be forced to respond in whatever shape or form deemed fit”, he concluded.

Man ‘Plotting’ To Bomb Mosque Arrested In Abuja


A man was yesterday detained at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command after he was suspected to be plotting to bomb a mosque in Garki village of Abuja.

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The suspected bomber was arrested by traders and residents after they found his loitering around the mosque suspicious and also overheard him talking of his plans to  bomb the mosque on the phone.

The residents after arresting him took him to the palace of the chief Alhaji Usman Nga Kupi.

Although the chief was not available for comment, some palace officials, however confirmed the incident saying the suspect has been handed over to the Police.

The spokesperson of the FCT Police Command DSP Altine Daniel is yet to comment on the incident.

This is coming eight days after the country was thrown into mourning following the bomb attack in Abuja by boko haram sects which left scores of people dead and hundred injured.

 

Source: Daily Trust

2014 World Cup: Keshi Unveils 35-Man List In Abuja


Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi is expected to unveil his 36-man provisional list for the Brazil 2014 World Cup when he holds a meeting with the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in Abuja today.

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According to reports, Keshi would defend his list of invited players for the Super Eagles pre-World Cup camp while the technical committee members are also expected to assure the coach on their support for the World Cup campaign.

The Super Eagles list has been shrouded in controversy after Keshi’s recent comment that he would not include Villarreal of Spain striker Ikechukwu Uche in his provisional squad.

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 * Osaze Odemwingie is expected to make a return to Super Eagles team list today

There have been speculations that the likes of Stoke City’s Osaze Odemwingie and Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi of Shalke 04 would make a surprise return to the team.

A report stated at the weekend that Keshi had short-listed six home based players and 29 foreign based players in his provisional list.

Some of the notable players expected in the provisional squad include, Mikel Obi, Emmanuel Emenike, Godfrey Oboabona, Kenneth Omeruo, Onazi, Vincent Enyeama and Chigozie Agbim.

The NFF’s Executive Board is expected to meet in the future to ratify whatever decisions reached at the meeting between the technical committee and Keshi today.

Mike Umeh, NFF’s first Vice President said the board’s duty is to see how to enhance the team’s performance at the World Cup.

The 2014 World Cup starts on 12 June and ends 13 July in Brazil.

Source: Vanguard

Governor Fayemi’s Wife Receives Defectors Into APC


bisi-fayemiThe First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has said the rural areas and farmsteads will soon experience more government attention.

Erelu Fayemi spoke during her visit to Ejiko and Aba Igbira in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, as well as Asaride Farm, in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state in continuation of her empowerment visits to the farm settlements, weekend.

The governor’s wife has since visited 15 farmsteads located in Ekiti Southwest, Ijero, Oye, Ilejemeje, Moba, Irepodun/Ifelodun and Ido/Osi local government areas.

At each stop, Mrs. Fayemi presented gallons of kerosene, treated mosquito nets, cooking stoves, garri and palm oil processing machines, and other empowerment materials to the people.

The highlight of her empowerment visits was when she received defectors into the All Progressives Congress, APC, at Ejiko.

Mrs Fayemi said: “I congratulate all of you for dumping darkness and coming into light. This is the party that has good plans for citizens, irrespective of age, social class, religion or ethnicity.

“Let me use this opportunity to admonish foundation members of the APC not to discriminate against the newcomers. Once you team up with our party, you have equal rights and opportunities.

“I want to task the defectors to go back to their former parties and woo more members for the APC. Go and tell them to also jettison darkness for light. The more the merrier”.

Erelu Fayemi later distributed APC customised hand bands and brooms to the defectors, assisted by the party’s State Women Leader, Chief Funke Owoseni.

Earlier, leader of the defectors, Sule Ahmed, said they made up their mind to defect to the APC when they saw the impressive activities of Governor Kayode Fayemi and his wife, as well as indigenes of Irepodun-Ifelodun LG serving under the governor.

He said: “The (Caretaker Committee) Chairman of the Local Government, Major Tajudeen Awe (retd); and Jaru (Mr. Deji Adesokan, Senior Special Assistant on Security to the Governor) are helping the people a lot.

“I’m surprised to find out that they are complementing the efforts of the government by also executing some projects in this village with their personal resources”.

Insurgency, Ploy To Intimidate Northern Christians Against Voting For Jonathan In 2015 – Asari Dokubo


asari_dokubo_n_presidentEx-militant and leader of the defunct Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Mujahid Asari Dokubo, said in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that the Boko Haram sect is  a political movement “set up to intimidate Christians in the North against voting for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 general election”.

Dokubo, who made this known at the fourth edition of the South-South Youth Leaders and Elders Interactive Forum, said “the key task of Boko Haram is to instil fear in Christian communities in the northern part of the country not to participate in the next general election”.

He, therefore, called on Jonathan to seek re-election, assuring that Boko Haram had nothing to do with Islam.

“All they want is political power; Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam. Boko Haram is a political movement to foist leadership on Nigeria. They want to weaken northern Christians not to vote for Jonathan in 2015. They are chasing all the Christians in the North from their communities”, he said.

Dokubo advised President Jonathan to be vigilant, adding that some of those around him were fronts for his political opponents.

SEE: Photos Of Ethiopian Girls Who Insert Plates In Lips To Be More Attractive


The nature of beauty is one of the most fascinating riddles of life. Is beauty universal? How do we know it?

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For example in the Ethiopian Suri tribe an enormous plate implanted in a girl’s lip is considered to be a sign of beauty.

The Suri tribe belongs to Surma family that also includes Mursi and Me’en.

Piercing and lip plates are a strong part of the Suri culture.

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: See Girls Who Beautify Themselves With Plates Implanted In Lips

At the point of puberty most women have their bottom teeth removed in order to get their lower lip pierced.

Once the lip is pierced, it is then stretched and a lip plate is then placed in the hole of the piercing.

Having a lip plate is a sign of beauty and the bigger the plate, the more cattle the woman is worth.

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When the woman are ready to get married, her father can demand 40 cows for a small plate and 60 for a larger one.

Men on the other hand paint their bodies and participate in stick fighting.

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It is a way for young men to prove themselves to the young women.

Many stick fights end within the first couple of hits.

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Stick fighting has proven to be dangerous because people have died from being hit in the stomach.

Since stick fighting draws a large audience, it becomes a threat of danger.

Shooting can easily break out and this seems to be the new trend for young Suri men; using guns instead of sticks.INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: See Girls Who Beautify Themselves With Plates Implanted In Lips

It is still unknown why and how lip plates came to be used.

One theory says lips plates were used to discourage slave owners from taking the women who had them. In recent years, some young women are refusing to have their lips pierced.

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: See Girls Who Beautify Themselves With Plates Implanted In Lips

Source: Dailymail

Tonto Dikeh, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Others Beg P-Square Not To Break Up


Stars of Nigerian entertainment industry and fans of singing brothers of P-Square, Paul and Peter, urged both of them to reconcile, forget about their planned break-up and accept the differences which they might have.

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One of the top DJ’s, Jimmy Jatt, reminded the conflicting sides that they share same blood:

“You are brothers. You have no choice. You just have to stay together.

“It is normal for siblings to have issues, but please do not let it tear you apart. I believe in you, I have great faith you will remain together.”

Nollywood diva, Tonto Dikeh, warned about the negative consequences of the break-up, stated that wives must play an important role for resolving the situation:

“When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It is like death. The love of twins is undisputed, Paul and Peter. You have been together for years, making great songs like Senorita, Do me, Story, More than a friend, Omoge mi, Busy body, Alingo, Personally, Testimony; the list is endless! Why break it up now?

“Please learn. Two heads are better than one. Mrs Lola and Anita, they say a woman makes a home. This is the time to show the world that both of you are women with great substance, which I believe you are.”

Tonto is a close friend of Peter and Paul and takes their problems in a very serious and personal way.

It would be recalled that some of the reasons Peter wants out is that he claims his brothers do not respect his wife and that their brother, Jude, has been disrespecting Lola for years.

Peter is especially bitter, and it is still possible that Jude and Paul stay together, while Peter dumps them.

The described deadlock prompted his packing out of Squareville mansion in Omole where he lived with his brothers for years to Lekki Phase 1 with his wife Lola Omotayo and their children.

Source: Vanguard

Kutigi Alters Confab Committees’ Venue


ConfabThe National Conference Chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi (rtd), has announced a change of venue for some of the confab’s standing committees, as deliberations at the committee level begin on Tuesday.

This is contained in a statement by the conference’s Assistant Secretary on Media and Communications, Mr. Akpandem James, on Monday in Abuja.

It said committees 11 to 20, hitherto scheduled to sit at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, would now hold their sessions at the NICON Luxury Hotel.

“The change in venue for the second set of committees became necessary because Sheraton will not be available for the number of days envisaged”, the statement said.

It, however, said committees one to 10 would hold their sessions at the National Judicial Institute (NJI), the official venue of the conference, as earlier announced.

Kutigi, in the statement, while apologising for the sudden change in venue, enjoined delegates to go straight to their respective venues as they resumed from the Easter break on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the confab chairman had last week given a hint of what was to come.

He had said two venues had to be created for the committees to sit because of inadequate Committee Rooms at NJI.

NAN reports that committees one to 10 include those of Devolution of Power, Political Restructuring and Forms of Government, National Security, Environment, and Politics and Governance.

The others are Law, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Reform, Social Sector, Transportation, Science Technology and Development, and Agriculture.

Similarly, committees 11 to 20 include Civil Society, Labour and Sports, Public Service, Political Parties and Electoral Matters, and Foreign Policy and Diaspora Matters.

Others are Land Tenure and National Boundaries, Economy, Trade and Investment, Energy, Religion, Public Finance and Revenue, and Immigration and Related Matters. (NAN)

Naija Baddest Girl Maheeda Is Having Fun In Paris (PHOTOS)


Naija Baddest Girl Maheeda is in Paris right now where she and her friends are having fun.

Controversial singer posted a lot of photos on her Instagram page showing off stunning outfits. Maheeda poses in white dresses and in short jeans shorts. Finally, she looks like mature woman without exposing any unclad parts of her body.

According to the photos, Maheeda is having a great time in Paris. She and her friends visit shops and beauty salon.
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Recently, the singer congratulated her long-time fan with birthday and felt pity that she is away in Paris.

Survivors Of Nyanya Explosion Say God And T.B. Joshua’s Anointing Water Saved Them


Scores of people died and hundreds were injured when a bomb exploded at the crowded bus station in Nyanya, Abuja’s suburb, on Monday, April 14. This weekend, three survivors of the blast narrated their divine deliverance while attending a sermon at Prophet T. B. Joshua’s church, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).

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Evangelist Maria Ajekukor missed several buses on her way to work. The very bus she was about to enter was hit by the explosion. She saw mutilated bodies of dead people scattered everywhere. A mother was thrown down at the ground while the baby was tossed in another direction by the force of the explosion.

Mr. Egbe Candidus hails from Benue State but currently resides in Abuja. On his way to work, his vehicle slowed down due to heavy traffic, when he heard a deafening, earthquake-like bang. Due to the impact, his car was tossed into the air above human height. Upon landing, Mr. Candidus was thrown outside the car but was not hurt. There were multiple lifeless bodies lying on the ground around him.

Pastor Damfa Adams from Righteousness Covenant Church was on his way to the bank to collect his ATM card. As he went to get his bus, he heard a loud bang. A splinter of glass flew into his eye, and he temporarily lost his sense of hearing.

According to the three speakers, each of them had either the “anointing sticker,” or a used “anointing water,” or both, ministered by T.B. Joshua – the items that, they believe, saved them.

The controversial Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua is well-known for his many predictions of the future. In November 2013, he had warned security agents about “a very big strike – explosion” in Abuja.

PHOTOS: How Waje, Mercy Aigbe, Stella Damasus, Tonto Dikeh and Yvonne Nelson Spend Easter


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Easter is a family holiday but not everyone spends it with relatives. Some of Nigerian celebrities have to work during this day but others still support the tradition of spending Easter with friends and family.

See how Waje, Mercy Aigbe, Stella Damasus, Tonto Dikeh and Yvonne Nelson spent Easter:

Waje spends Easter with her band working but according to her post on Instagram she is happy to do it. “Another day to do wat I do best. #happyeaster,” she wrote.
waje-easter_01 waje-easter_02Actress Mercy Aigbe spends Easter with her kids and her Besto. “Happy Easter peeps from mummy J and J! We love y’all,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
mercy_aigbe_easter_01 mercy_aigbe_easter_02Stella Damasus started her Easter day with family lunch where she ordered fried calamari and ice tea. “Jesus already won the battle for you and I despite our faults and weaknesses. He is simply amazing. Forever he is reason,” Stella wrote.
stella_damasus_easter_01 stella_damasus_easter_02Singer and actress Tonto Dikeh also congratulated everyone with Easter and posted red rose saying “Happy Easter sweeriez* #Rose4dKing #HappyDay.”
red_rose_094 tonto_dikeh_easter_09Yvonne Nelson spends Easter in a luxury hotel room in Lagos with her sister. Yvonne put her right hand over belly to hide how much she ate the Eba (Gari) and egusi. “The Eba(Gari) and egusi I ate b4 taking this picture is bigger than my head….. That’s why you see my hand there….with style,” Yvonne confessed.
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Photos: Rihanna and bff celebrate 420 (weed-smokers day)


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Rihanna and her bff Melissa shared pics on their instagram pages yesterday showing them celebrating 420, which is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis, according to wikipedia.

It’s like a weed-smokers day, celebrated every April 20th of the year around the time 4:20 p.m.

 

“No rumour or gossip can break our marriage” – Annie Idibia


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In a recent interview with City People, Annie Idibia is quoted as saying no amount of gossip can ruin her marriage with the love of her life, 2face Idibia

“My husband and I have already made up our minds that no gist or gossip would come between us. We laugh over the controversy. Our friends and families are even more worried for us but we are fine and don’t bother about the gossip.”

That’s the spirit!!!

Student Hangs, Kills Landlord’s Daughter In Imo State


The residents of Amaisi Uvuru, a community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State are in deep shock and agony following the horrible death of four-year-old Adaeze Gloria Eze, who was hanged by 18-year-old Franklin Njoku, a tenant in the home of her father, Martin Eke, a building contractor.

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Franklin, a native of Ohekelem, Ngor Okpala, Imo State, hanged the innocent child on a stunted palm tree in a nearby bush, in a futile attempt to extort N100,000 from the girl’s parents to register for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.

Franklin made the revelation in a confessional statement to the police after he was arrested by men of the State Criminal Investigation Department (Homicide Division) of the Imo State Police Command.

As Sunday Sun gathered from the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali and grief-stricken parents and relations of the deceased four-year-old, the tragic chain of events that led to little Adaeze’s death began in the evening of Saturday, April 5, 2014, when her parents could not find her at home. They searched for her within the neighbourhood to no avail. Promptly other neighbours joined the search for the little girl in all the nooks and crannies of the village in vain. Even more curious was the fact that Franklin joined in the search for the missing child.

Incidentally, Eke had received had received an anonymous letter a week before the disappearance of his late daughter. In the letter he was instructed to pay the sum of N100,000 with a warning that if he failed to comply, he should kiss the life of his daughter goodbye. Eke dismissed the letter, which was unsigned as a joke. On the fateful Saturday, Franklin made good the threat to kidnap the little girl. In a chat with Sunday Sun, he recounted how he abducted the girl.

He said: “On April 5, I went to the market and on my way I saw my landlord’s daughter playing with her age mates. Immediately I called her to follow me. She was used to me. I took her into the bush and used some clothing items to cover her face. I put a rope around her neck and then suspended her from the top of a short palm tree around noon. From time to time I went into the bush to check on her and see whether she was in good condition.

“When the parents started searching for her, I joined them. Then I told them about a native doctor in my village who can tell them the whereabouts of the child and reveal the identity of the person responsible for the girl’s disappearance. The parents agreed and the father gave me N300 for transport to get the herbalist. I actually didn’t have any herbalist in mind but I was looking for money to pay for my WASCE which is N100,000. When I got somewhere I wrote a list of fake items, which I said were required by the herbalist. I rented the house from the girl’s parents two months ago and I was staying there until the incident happened.”

But the bubble burst for Franklin when the girl’s father noticed that the handwriting looked similar to the one in the anonymous letter. This discovery made Eke suspicious that his tenant might be responsible for the disappearance of his four-year-old daughter. Promptly he invited the police to interrogate Franklin. He confessed and eventually took the police to the isolated bush where he hanged the four-year-old on a stunted palm tree. By this time, the girl was dead as the rope used to suspend her had inched up the neck and choked her to death. The case was instantly transferred to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State CID, Owerri, Mr David Folawiyo, who then ordered the officer in-charge of Homicide Unit, Supol Innocent Obi and his team, who moved to recover the body of the dead girl.

Investigation by Sunday Sun revealed that Franklin was expelled from the hostel of the Evangel International Academy earlier in the year for allegedly pilfering the items of his roommates. This made him seek alternative accommodation at the residence of Eke, which happened to be within a walking distance to his school.

Reverend Innocent Nwannehiudo, Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church, owners of the school, confirmed to Sunday Sun in an interview that the authorities of the school had actually expelled him from the hostel but allowed him to sit for the senior school certificate examination.

Shocked at the alleged deed of his son, Franklin’s father, Jude Njoku bluntly said that his son must bear the consequences of his action, stating that Franklin had caused him and the entire Njoku family too many problems. He disclosed that Franklin had earlier had an incestuous relationship with a female member of the extended family, which had cost him N120,000 to cleanse the land in keeping with the tradition of the community to prevent his entire family from being ex-communicated.

The distraught father of the little girl told Sunday Sun: “It is unbelievable that Franklin Njoku hanged my four-year-old daughter, Gloria. He is used to our little daughter and we didn’t expect him to do what he did. Life is terrible.”

Nigerian Student Found Dead In Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh


A Nigerian student has been found dead at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) in Gazipur, Bangladesh.

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The body of the 26-year-old student, identified as Tahir Mannir Adam, was recovered from the lake of the institution.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, Adam went to the lake alone for bathing. Unfortunately, he had no skills in swimming and eventually got drowned.

His unconscious body was quickly recovered from the lake. However, emergency operations, such as resuscitation, did not help. He was declared dead upon arrival to the Tongi Government Hospital.

IUT administration informed that an inquiry into the incident had already started. All the relevant materials were provided to the local police in Joydevpur.

The deceased was a third year student of the university’s computer science department

Nigerian Student Found Dead In Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh


A Nigerian student has been found dead at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) in Gazipur, Bangladesh.

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* IUT, Bangladesh

The body of the 26-year-old student, identified as Tahir Mannir Adam, was recovered from the lake of the institution.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, Adam went to the lake alone for bathing. Unfortunately, he had no skills in swimming and eventually got drowned.

His unconscious body was quickly recovered from the lake. However, emergency operations, such as resuscitation, did not help. He was declared dead upon arrival to the Tongi Government Hospital.

IUT administration informed that an inquiry into the incident had already started. All the relevant materials were provided to the local police in Joydevpur.

The deceased was a third year student of the university’s computer science department

How To End Boko Haram insurgency – Ex-IGP Aliyu Attah


Ex-Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Aliyu Attah under the Ibrahim Babangida military regime in a recent interview talks about the rising spate of criminality and terrorist activities in Nigeria.

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On if there was any sign in the past that there will be such an uprising

It is rather unfortunate but these people are seriously spreading and have started encroaching in the South. For several years, we have championed the fight of African peacekeeping body. We have been to Libya, been to Mali and so many poor African countries. We have tried to put the uprising down in so many countries and when you do that you have not fully disarmed these fighters.

Some of them will go into hiding. You do not know which one of them that has a Nigerian origin, so they will trace their way back to the country. You cannot stop people from crossing from one African nation to the other especially with our porous borders.

If you displace a person, he has his gun; he will be looking for an opportunity to make use of his experience outside and make more money to buy hard drugs which they are already addicted to. They are all seeking for revenge. Such a person will easily accept to kill for any amount. Then some politicians started giving them small money to become their fighters. At a point they outlived their usefulness as soon as the politician achieves his aim. They are drug addicts and need money, so anything goes.

This is exactly what I believe the problem is. People are running away from Central African Republic where there is no government and so many Nigerians are there who have also relocated.

On the way out of this menace

We have gone too bad but we cannot fold our hands and watch. We should establish a functional Police Community Relations Commission headed by ex-security personnel. Let people come around together, and find a way to make it work. These men live among us and if the community knows of a confidential means to pass across information, they will gladly grab it.  Nigerians should be conscious of their environment these days because every man is a suspect. We are all Nigerians, and, therefore, we have to work together to save our country.

The police, SSS, military intelligence and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) should close rank and embark on a well coordinated approach to intelligence gathering and sharing, if current efforts at tackling the emerging security challenges are to achieve any meaningful result.

There is also a need to tap from the wealth of experience from indigenous ex-Inspectors General of Police, with a view to effectively confronting the nation’s crisis.

“Oyo Government Owns Ibadan kidnappers’ Den”


A former government official in Oyo state has countered the claim that a property with decomposing corpses and emaciated people discovered in the Soka area of Ibadan was a den used by kidnappers and ritual killers.

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It would be recalled that on the 22nd of March, a shocking discovery of an Ibadan Forest of Horror was made.

Ayodele Adigun, a former secretary to the state government, said the property was an abandoned government-run camp for the mentally challenged.

Writing in the Guardian Newspaper, Mr. Adigun alleged that the premises discovered last March was an abandoned sewage treatment plant converted to a camp for lunatics abducted from the streets of Ibadan by the Oyo State government  as part of a campaign to beautify Ibadan.

The news of the discovery of the alleged kidnappers den and its horrid condition filled the sensibilities of Nigerians with horror.

Over 20 decomposing corpses and horribly emaciated people, some in the throes of death, were found at the den when a group of commercial cyclists allegedly searching for a missing colleague stormed the premises.

Some of the inmates, who claimed to have been fed just once a week, said they were abducted by unknown persons and brought to the compound. It was alleged that their abductors kept them and sold their body parts for fetish purposes.

However, Mr. Adigun, also a former Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, said the tales being spread about the property were nowhere close to the truth.

He traced the history of the facility in Soka to the award of the contract for the channelization of the Ogunpa River.

He explained that the place was converted to a sewage treatment plant after the contractors working on the channelization of the river failed to deliver on the project.

According to him, despite being a source of revenue to the government, the sewage plant was discontinued in 2012 following complaints by residents of the area over the offensive smell oozing out from the plant.

“These facts completely debunk the notion that the place was a ritual den since about ten years ago because a government agency could not have operated a project generating revenue for government where such a nefarious activity was going on,” he said.

According to him, the place was converted to a camp for lunatic when the Oyo State government, following the award of a contract to Messrs Kolaful Company Limited to clear Ibadan streets of lunatics.

Mr Adigun alleged that the lunatic abducted from the streets were kept at the Soka premises.

To validate his point, Mr Adigun made reference to a report in the Tribune Newspaper of August 15, 2013 titled ‘Oyo Government moves lunatics from Ibadan roads’.

According to the report, a Toyota Hiace commercial bus, with Oyo registration number XF 843 NRK, was seen picking up lunatics from the streets of Ibadan. When accosted by the Tribune reporter, one of the state government officials, Afinju Leke, said they were from an agency under the Ministry of Environment and Habitat, commissioned to rid the road of mentally challenged people.

When contacted the spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, Cosmas Oni, confirmed that the agency was indeed commissioned by the state government and was initially attached to the ministry, the Tribune reported

“It is true that the agency was commissioned by the state government to do the job. However, it has been moved to the Ministry of Women Affairs, so it’s no longer under Environment ministry again,” Mr Oni reportedly said.

According to Mr. Adigun, the Oyo State government should be held responsible for the deaths and the condition of the near-dead people rescued at the site.

“The fact is that the agents of government starved most of these unfortunate people to death.  Those who did not die were on the throes of death with emaciated physiques when they were rescued,” he said.

“May I confirm that the Ladoja administration did not initiate any programme to move lunatics from the streets, neither was it done by the succeeding administration of Akala.  Oyo State Government should be honest enough to take responsibility for this inhuman, wicked and irresponsible act rather than trying to hide behind a needle.  There is no other word for this act than genocide!   The nefarious acts were committed between 2012 and 2014.

“It might have been possible for ritualists to take advantage of the shoddy arrangement by government but the fact is that government used its resources to gather these unfortunate people to a location where they became vulnerable to human predators and the elements.  I sincerely hope that the police and human rights organisations will get to the root of this evil.”

But in its reaction, the Oyo state government said Mr. Adigun, a member of the opposition Accord Party, is “on a junket of lies” to discredit the government.

A spokesperson for the administration, Festus Adedayo, told PREMIUM TIMES that what happened at the property was well-documented by the media and from the reports it is clear that the place was an actual den for kidnappers and ritual killer.

“What his piece succeeded in doing was to make the whole world a liar, especially the crop of energetic and painstaking journalists who make up the Nigerian media who have feasted on the news since it broke,” Mr. Adedayo said.

“Virtually all Nigerian and foreign newspapers, including the Mail of London, as well as radio and television houses, have done features, interviews and on-the-spot assessments of the Soka area. Indeed, the resilient men and women of the pen, who churned out news daily from the horror scene, gave graphic accounts from released captives, interviewed the community members and wrote gripping stories of fresh blood spillages, gallows where captives were slaughtered and sundry other revelations from the horror scene.

“The media have shown us pictures of baby wears, shoes, garments, school children’s uniforms, identity cards and bank account statements that were found at Soka. We would need Mr. Adigun to tell us that these were his imaginary mad men and women whom he claimed that the government shepherded to the expansive land. Why would anyone play politics this brazenly and unmindful of the souls of the murdered at Soka?”

On the concern raised by some critics that the Oyo government might be attempting to cover up its involvement in the Soka horror after it prematurely ordered the demolition of the structure while investigations were still going on, Mr. Adedayo said the government was acting on the request of the community for the demolition of make-shift structures in the area to allow for better visibility.

The police ordered a stoppage of the demolition, saying it could not be done until investigations into the matter are completed.