Thursday, 30 April 2015

Igbinedion Gets 6-Year Jail Term For Laundering Edo State Govt's Money

Justice Muhammed Lima of Benin division of Federal High Court on Thursday sentenced Michael Igbinedion, son of Gabriel Igbinedion, a Benin based billionaire to six years imprisonment over alleged laundering of N25 billion fund belonging to Edo state government.

Justice Lima also sentenced Patrick Eboigbodin, an aide to the former governor Lucky Igbinedion to 20 years imprisonment, in addition to a fine of N250,000 on a 10-count charge.

Charly Boy To Ride Bike From Nigeria To China If Buhari Makes N1 Equal To $1

Lagos State Shuts Down 24 Religious Outfits For Causing Too Much Noise

The Lagos State government yesterday said at least 24 religious outfits were shut in year 2014 for contravening the State guidelines on noise pollution.

The state government further said the new Material Recovery Facility, would be established to capture the huge waste generated daily and boost the Waste-to-wealth programme in the state.

‘Boko Haram In Zimbabwe En Route South Africa’

Nigeria’s jihadist group, Boko Haram, is in Zimbabwe and could soon reach South Africa, reports the UK-based news outlet ZimEye, citing Zimbabwe’s national intelligence agency.

According to the Zimbabwean news website, the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) issued an intelligence report, warning that the Islamist militant group is in Zimbabwe en route to neighbouring South Africa.

Igbinedion Convicted Of Money Laundering

Michael Igbinedion, the younger brother of Lucky Igbinedion, a former governor of Edo state, was on 29th of April, convicted by a Federal High Court in Benin in a N25 billion money laundering case instituted against him and five others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mother Sells Her Child For 300,000 Naira

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has recovered a baby boy, David Johnny, who was stolen by a doctor with the connivance of his mother, Esther Johnny, and sold to a woman in Abuja.

It was learnt that the mother initially denied knowledge of the crime as the police intensified efforts to unravel the whereabouts of the baby.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, Akwa Ibom State, Mike Okoli, said this in Uyo on Tuesday.

OPC Sacks Fasheun As President

Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr. Fredrick Fasheun, has been overthrown as president of the organisation by a faction of the group led by Comrade Dare Adesope, who has been announced as the new president of the congress.

At a news conference on Tuesday at the congress’ secretariat, Egbe area of Ikotun, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Adesope said OPC has lost confidence in the leadership of Fasheun who had thrown the organisation into crisis and politics.

Boko Haram Is A Fraud - Buhari

Abuja, Nigeria, 27 April 2015: President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari says the Boko Haram will be denied a recruitment base the moment our local communities realize that its claim to being a religious group is nothing but a fraud.

"The fraud called Boko Haram can be defeated by denying it a recruitment base," General Buhari told visiting leaders of Nassarawa State who came to congratulate him on his emergence as President-elect.

Photo: Comedian Bovi And Sexy OAP Toolz Look Lovely In Nice Traditional Outfits

Amaechi Intends To Buy A Court Injunction To Stop Wike's Swearing In - PDP

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Rivers state chapter says the State Governor Chibuike Amaechi and All Progressives Congress, APC are plotting to secure a Court Injunction in Awka, Anambra State to stop the swearing-in of Rivers State Governor- Elect, Chief Nyesom Wike on May 29, 2015.

20 Year Old Nigerian Man Shot Dead In UK

20 year old Nigerian young man, Ola Raji, was stabbed to death last week Tuesday while cycling through an estate in Peckham, near a community centre founded in memory of murdered schoolboy, Damilola Taylor.

According to reports, Ola was shot three times and stabbed by two men who ambushed him around 10.30pm. The men fled after the attack and Ola later died in hospital.

Ola Raji was a pupil at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School in Camberwell and went to college. Police are now looking for his murderers.

'I Regret Clocking 40 Without Husband' - Pretty Actress, Amaka Okere

Nollywood actress and businesswoman, Amaka Okere, recently celebrated her 40th birthday with her loved ones, who turned up for the special occasion.

But in an interview with Encomium, the celebrant was not all happy because she did not mark the day in her husband’s house.

Jonathan, Sambo, Others To Get 3.24bn Severance Pay

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-president Namadi Sambo, non-returning federal lawmakers, ministers and   presidential aides will collect N3.24bn as severance allowances, investigation by The PUNCH has shown.

The severance allowances   are contained in the Remuneration Package   put together by the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

According to the package, Jonathan, who will hand over to the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on May 29, is entitled to 300 per cent of his annual basic salary.

Former Akwa Ibom NNDC Commissioner jailed for stealing transformers

Pastor Godwin Moffat

The former Commissioner representing Akwa Ibom State in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Pastor Godwin Moffat, is to spend the next three years in prison for stealing 56 transformers worth a whopping N220 million, meant for distribution to oil producing communities in the state.
Pastor Moffat was dragged to an AkwaIbom State High Court on a 56 count charge bordering on stealing, conversion and misappropriation of funds, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and he was duly sentenced.

Mentally deranged man rapes teenage girl on busy street in broad daylight

Real men don't rape

The police in Australia have arrested and charged a mentally deranged 20-year-old man, Joel Russo, after he pounced on a 16-year-old girl and raped her in broad daylight.
Russo who was granted parole after serving less than 12 months in prison for armed robbery, was said to be lurking in the women’s bathroom at the Caulfield Plaza mall and then on a college campus.

Kenyan dancer arrested by NDLEA with drugs

Samira Johnson

A 42-year-old Kenyan female dancer, Samira Johnson, has been nabbed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, with cocaine weighing 5.345kg.
The spokesman of the drug bursting agency, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said the dancer had concealed the narcotics in some school bags.

Mentally deranged mother beheads 3-month-old daughter


The question being asked in an Ohio court is if a mentally deranged woman, Deasia Watkins, is fit enough to stand trial for the murder of her three-months-old baby who she beheaded. Another question the prosecutors are trying to find answer to is if the man who got her pregnant should not be charged for having sexual relations with someone who is mentally challenged.

Court Dissolves 3-Year-Old Marriage Over Wife’s Lack Of Vagina

Abeokuta, April 29, 2015 (NAN) An Abeokuta Customary Court sitting in Ake on Wednesday dissolved a three-year-old marriage between Mr Femi Olayiwole and wife, Kemi, due to the absence of vagina, deceit and frequent fighting.

Olayiwole told the court that his wife deceived him to marry her knowing that she could not bear him a child.

He accused his wife, who had failed to appear in court after being summoned several times, of living a false life, frequent fighting and threatening his life.

Photo: Buhari And Osinbajo Taking Tea With N35 Sachet Milo

Ex Niger-Delta Militants Warn APC, Buhari

Even as the All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised to sustain certain agencies of government to keep up with development in Niger Delta, ex-militants from the region have cautioned the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari not to tamper with the programmes of the outgoing Jonathan’s government.

Speaking under the aegis of Niger Delta Salvation Front(NDSF), the ex-militants alleged that their kinsman and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, lost the election to international conspiracy and further accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, of playing a regional/ethnic card in the just-concluded general elections.

Photo: Another Man To Trek From Maiduguri To Abuja In Honor Of Buhari

45 year old Adamu Abdullahi (pictured below) says he will be trekking form Maiduguri in Borno state to Abuja from tomorrow April 30th, so he can meet with Gen Buhari to congratulate him on his victory at the presidential elections, according to KSM News. Married with 4 children, Adamu says he will be leaving Maiduguri by 6am tomorrow and will depart from Jimtilo park. He asked all Borno state indigenes to forward their petitions to him so he can forward them to Gen. Buhari. 

FG Warns Buhari Against Running Parallel Government

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it took exception to some of the terms of reference of the transition committee set up by the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Minister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, disclosed this at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.
Sulaiman, who is the chairman of the Technical Subcommittee of the outgoing government’s transition committee, said the council warned the incoming government against running a parallel government.
He said President Goodluck Jonathan’s magnanimity should not be taken as a sign or cowardice.

Details later…

Monday, 27 April 2015

'Tinubu Will Destroy Himself, Obasanjo Will Fight With Buhari' – PDP Chieftain

In this interview with TUNDE ODESOLA, a member, Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, comments on the recently concluded general elections

[i]What’s your view of the 2015 general elections?[/i]

All I can say is to wish Nigerians well. But I am not an enthusiast of the elections because I believe that they were mismanaged, especially the presidential election. It was computed by some diabolical forces to reenact a Hausa/Fulani oligarchy in Nigeria. I am not going to talk much about this now. I am going to talk about it in about one or two months’ time because I don’t want to be seen as disrupting what has been done so far in terms of ensuring peace and smooth transfer of power from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

Photo: Adaeze Yobo Shows Off Amazing Post Baby Body

Video: Watch the terrifying moment a HUGE great white shark attacks a tiny boat

Gov. Mimiko Appoints Lasisi Oluboyo As The New Deputy Governor Of Ondo State

Ondo state Commissioner for Agriculture, Lasisi Oluboyo has emerged as the newly appointed Deputy Governor in Ondo state following the early Monday morning impeachment of Ali Olanusi by the state House of Assembly.

At a resumed hearing this morning in Akure, the state House of Assembly announced that the state governor, Olusegun Mimiko has sent Mr. Oluboyo’s name to them for ratification.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Woman dies after mistakenly taking poisoned prepared for husband

An attempt by a frustrated housewife in Atumaga Community in Delta State to get her husband to fulfill his conjugal duties at the weekend backfired after she reportedly ate an egusi (melon) soup laced with a poisonous charm she procured from a native doctor.

Leadership reports that the housewife identified as Egwoli (surname withheld) had complained of abandonment -that her husband has not been making love to her since they got married two years ago.

Actress Chika Ike celebrates being celibate for five months

Buhari Appoints #BringBackOurGirls Founder as Member of His Inauguration Committee

President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has appointed Hadiza Bala Usman, the Founder of the #BringBackOurGirls crusade as a member of his Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee.

President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has appointed Hadiza Bala Usman, the Founder of the #BringBackOurGirls crusade as a member of his Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee.

Graphic photos : Woman in critical condition after horrific beating from her lover

 18 year old Malawian woman, Linda Phulani is currently in a critical condition after her live-in-lover John Yasini beat her mercilessly over allegations of infidelity.

According to Malawi Nation, Linda moved in with John in January this year without her parents consent. After she moved in, John banned her from going to visit her friends and family and became abusive. On the day of the brutal beating which was Thursday April 16th, Linda had gone out without his permission to a neighboring village to see some friends.

3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV

The Society for Family Health says more than 3.2 million Nigerians are still living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Bright Ekweremadu, the Managing Director of the society, said this on Thursday in Abuja at a forum to mark the end of Enhancing Nigeria’s Response (ENR) to HIV and AIDS programme.
He solicited realistic programmes to fight the virus, insisting that with the prevalent rate, much had to be done to tackle the menace.
“There have been tremendous improvements in addressing and halting the HIV and AIDS burden in Nigeria, there is still a lot to be done especially in regard to expanding access to services,” he said.

According to Ekweremadu, the ENR is one of Nigeria’s largest HIV/AIDS grants.

Fake Lawyer Arrested In Court In Lagos

The police at Ojokoro Division have arrested a 34-year-old man who has been parading himself as a legal practitioner in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The suspect, Mathew Olayeye, was arrested at Ojokoro Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where he was facing another criminal charge.
His arrest followed a report by Barrister Seyi Olawumi, the General Secretary of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja branch, Lagos, that he was an impostor.

APC Will Know I’m An Attack Dog – Adamu Mu’azu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has said PDP will not go into any alliance with the incoming administration of the opposition All Progressives Congress. He has promised that instead of being friendly with the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari, the APC will know that he, as the PDP chairman, is an attack dog. Mu’azu, who made the declaration while answering questions from journalists in Umuahia, Abia State, after his visit to Governor Theodore Orji on Thursday night, said PDP would rather give a tough opposition to APC from May 29 after the latter takes over power.

Photo Of Pastor Nabbed For Marriage And 4Million Naira Scams

A 32-year-old cleric, Pastor Abel Benard Aniude of Trimphant Kings Assembly, Enugu, has been nabbed by police detec­tives in Enugu for allegedly duping a 25-year-old lady, Ojiaku Chiamaka of N4 million.

The pastor was said to have wooed Chia­maka on facebook in December 2013 and promised her marriage. Using preparations for the marriage as a bait, the clergy alleg­edly swindled the lady over N4 million.

He was arrested by police detectives at his No 42 Odudukoko street, Gariki Awku­nanaw, Enugu State on April 13 following complaints filed by the victim.

Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding

A convicted fraudster stole £17,000 from the City firm where she worked after she started embezzling money on her second day in the job.

Gabrielle Yinka Saunders, 32, used company credit cards to pay for her £10,000 wedding, as well as a £5,000 honeymoon in the Seychelles.

She was arrested at Heathrow when she returned from the honeymoon - but now she has been spared jail even though a court heard that she had been convicted of fraud twice previously.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Photos: Obasanjo And Buhari Meet In Abuja

President-elect Gen Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo met in Abuja today. See photos of Buhari as he arrived Abuja 

U.S. Requests For Buruji Kashamu’s Extradition

The government of the United States of America has begun fresh moves to extradite Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu to face drug trafficking charges, which he has been evading for several years now.

This was revealed by his lawyer, Mr. Ajibola Oluyede, in a petition to the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC.
In the petition, Oluyede also accused former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, of being behind the plot to extradite Kashamu.

“I Am Too Disciplined To Stoop So Low” – Orubebe Denies Plotting To Kidnap Jega

Former Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe has denied reports his protests against INEC chairman,Jega at the presidential result collation centre ,was a deliberate attempt to cause chaos to pave way for Jega’s abduction and trigger national violence. Reacting, he told

Photo Of 23 Year Old Female Student Arrested For Stabbing Colleague To Death

FOR Yusuf Monsurat, being in police custody over an alleged murder seems like a dream to her. She has had to shake herself several times to be sure she is no longer in the dream world. But the stark reality is that she has been arrested in connection with the death of one Eric Moses who she was accused of killing by stabbing him with a knife on March 17, 2015.

The story is as queer as it is weird. For a dream to translate to reality is a gift that is not common to many humans. Even for those so gifted, they are always apprehensive when such dreams are negative. Though Yusuf Monsurat (23), a student of D.S. Adegbenro Polytechnic, Itori, Ogun State, never thought of having such a gift, she was apprehensive at day break on March 17, 2015, after she had a dream related to Eric.

CCTV catches man beating his wife before shooting her at point-blank range

Horrific CCTV footage has emerged of a husband smashing his dancer wife's head into concrete paving 11 times then shooting her in the face five times

Horrific CCTV footage has emerged of a husband smashing his dancer wife's head into concrete paving 11 times then shooting her in the face five times.
He later confessed that he'd carried out the brutal act 'because he was jealous of men looking at her'.
Sickening video captured on security cameras shows crazed Milton Vieira Severiano, 32, dragging the limp body of dancer Cicera Alves de Sena, 29, into the garden of their apartment in the city of Rio de Janeiro in eastern Brazil.

Tension In Ekiti As Fayose 'Mobilises' Okada Riders, Drivers Against Lawmakers

Tension is building up in Ekiti State as Governor Ayo Fayose asked the people to defend the mandate they gave to him following the impeachment process initiated by the All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the state assembly.

Already three groups, the Okada Riders Association, Road Transport Workers Association of Nigeria and National Union of Road Transport Workers have put their members on notice to look out for the APC lawmakers apparently to forestall their impeachment.
The 19 APC lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly had two weeks ago served a notice of impeachment on Mr. Fayose, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, who was sworn into office last October.

'How Rufus Akeju Coordinated The Rigging Of Oyo State Elections' - Oloyede Maculay

Though the national elections have come and gone, the joys of victory and the agonies of defeat have been heard, there is no better time than now to X-ray how Professor Attahiru Jega and some of his men performed.

If the INEC boss deserves kudos for a job well done, the same cannot be said of Ambassador Rufus Akeju, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Oyo state. The last national and state elections in the state was a sham to say the least.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

'Declaration Of Assets Can't Stop Corruption' - Saraki

Senator Bukola Saraki has stated that declaration of assets by politicians and public office holders would not make anyone less corrupt or accountable to the people.

Saraki who made this assertion in an interactive session with Tribune said “I don’t think it is declaration of assets that would make you less corrupt or more accountable.”

He however made this claim against the declaration by President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari that anyone who must work with him should declare his assets publicly in order to halt corruption and enhance transparency.

Nigeria To Start Evacuating Citizens From South Africa On Monday

The Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria has stated that evacuation of Nigerians in South Africa will begin on Monday, 20th April.

A press statement from the office of the Commission in Pretoria said that Nigerians who feel endangered, and do not have the fare back home should quickly make themselves available for evacuation.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Photo: Kenya Moore & D’banj pictured at a World Bank Event in DC

Kenya Moore & D'banj

Photos: Nigerian man stabs fiancée to death in Texas

Evelyne-Ebane-Epiepang-Osa Alohaneke

Within the past decade, nearly 12,000 American women, including undocumented, resident aliens and naturalised citizens, were murdered by their current or estranged lovers. This number clearly is more than the number of American soldiers killed in the recent wars against terrorism.
Last Wednesday, Osa Alohaneke, a Nigerian resident in Texas, added his estranged fiancée, Evelyne Ebane Epiepang to the sad statistics.

Graphic photos: A foreigner’s child attacked, while South Africans stealing from attacked stores

child attack accident

Some South African females seen stealing from stores owned by foreign immigrants who were attacked by Zulu boys. So the men attack the stores, chase the store owners away and their women go to loot their stores. How shameful! See more photos after the cut…

Niger Delta Youths Task Buhari On Infrastructure, Sustaining Amnesty

Niger DeltaNiger Delta youths under the aegis of Bridge Builders Of Nigeria (BOND) have called on the incoming administration to address problems of infrastructure and widespread poverty in the Niger Delta.

This is coming ahead of the May 29 swearing-in of General Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria.

APC Zones Senate Presidency To North Central, Speaker To North East

Arising from a meeting in Abuja Thursday night, the national leaders and national caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have officially zoned the office of the Senate President in the 8th Senate to the North central geo-political zone, while the Speaker of the House of Representatives was zoned to the North-east geo-political zone.

A source at the APC meeting which lasted till the wee-hours of Friday told THISDAY that the party leaders accepted in principle a prototype office sharing formula that would accommodate all vested interests within the party.

The source said: “After deft negotiations, the leaders agreed to cede the position of the Senate President to the North-central and that of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the North-east. They also endorsed a zoning arrangement that would see the South-west producing the Deputy Senate President and South-south, Deputy Speaker.”

Photos: UK Prime Minister David Cameron Attends RCCG Festival Of Life

More photos after the cut...

Anambra PDP Will Cooperate With APGA — Peter Obi

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has assured that the PDP members in the National Assembly will work with APGA for the ultimate good and progress of the State. He said this yesterday during the presentation of Certificates of Return to those that won the Senatorial and House of Representatives seats in the State.

Flanked by the Senator-elect for Anambra South, Sen. Andy Uba; Hon. Uche Ekwunife (Central); and Princess Stella Oduah (Anambra North), Obi said that the benefit of having three of them in one party was that they would work together for the good of Anambra State in particular and Nigeria in general. He expressed happiness that Anambra has ranking members in House to ensure that the State benefitted from distribution of Committees and other related matters.

Saraki Denies Collecting Money From Diezani For APC

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Friday described as untrue, a media report (not in The PUNCH) that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, donated huge sums of money through him to fund the activities of the All Progressives Congress.

Saraki, in a statement by his media aide, Bamikole Omisore, said he had never engaged Alison-Madueke or any of her agents in any form of discussion, let alone receiving money from her for the APC.

Police Arrest 18 Year-old Lady, 2 Others For Kidnapping

The Kano state Police command has arrested an 18 years-old lady, alongside two others who partake in the kidnapped of 4-year –old child last Tuesday in Tudun Wada Local Government Area.

The kidnappers demanded a ransom of 3 Million Naira and threatened to kill the innocent child if they refuse to adhere to their demand.
This is just as the kidnappers said they wanted to use the ransom demanded to establish a poultry farm.

Davido & Driver Allegedly Assault MC Galaxy, Inflict Injury On Sekem Crooner

Popular Sekem crooner MC Galaxy has claimed that the HKN front man David Adeleke better known as Davido attacked him two days ago in Shizzi’s studio and he was badly injured.

According to the claim by industry source, MC Galaxy, Davido, B-Red, Shizzi, Davido’s driver, a guy named Lati and other HKN members were at Shizzi’s studio working and laughing when suddenly things turned ugly.