Showing posts from June, 2015

Police Uncover Another Baby Factory In Abia State

Imo State police command has uncovered a baby factory at Mbutu, Isiala Ngwa South local government area of Abia State, and arrested the proprietor, Chief Emmanuel Eke.

The police similarly picked up some young pregnant ladies, including a deaf and dumb, from the filthy Isiala Ngwa South baby factory.

23 Nigerian Policemen To Face Trial For Insubordination After Refusing To Fight Boko haram

Twenty-three policemen who refused to participate in a military operation against Boko Haram insurgents in March 2015 are to face orderly room trial for alleged insubordination.

The men, who were earlier detained by the military for 26 days for not joining military personnel in a counter-terrorism offensive against insurgents in Borno State, have been directed to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to face the consequences of their action.

Policemen Detained For Shooting At Commercial Bus

There was panic in Ilupeju, Lagos yesterday as policemen shot at a passenger-laden commercial bus. The policemen are being detained at Ilupeju Police Station on the order of Lagos Command spokesman Kenneth Nwosu, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP). Nwosu told our reporter last night that what the policemen did was wrong.

The policemen pursued the bus from Ikorodu Road into Adegboyega Street in Ilupeju, shooting, as passersby and residents running for cover.

Mugabe Mocks US Legalisation Of Gay Marriage, Asks Obama To Marry Him

Robert Mugabe has mocked America's decision to legalise gay marriage across all 50 states by vowing to travel to the White House and proposing to Barack Obama.

During his weekly interview with the national radio station, the Zimbabwean president joked that he planned to travel to Washington DC 'get down on one knee and ask his hand'.

Buhari’s pledge to make his assets public stands – Code of Conduct Bureau

The Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Sam Saba, has said the bureau has no legal powers to publicize assets declared by public officers.

Mr. Saba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that the mandate of the bureau was to ensure that the assets were declared and verified.

Boko Haram leader arrested in Chad

A Chadian Public Prosecutor, Alghassim Khamis, said on Tuesday that one of the key Boko Haram leaders, Baana Fanay, who has been coordinating trafficking of weapons in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad was arrested on Sunday in N’Djamena.

Khamis said Fanay alias Mahamat Moustapha, was arrested by security forces after a fierce resistance.

Central Bank Of Nigeria Extends BVN Registration To October 31

The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the deadline for Bank Verification Number (BVN) registration, which is ongoing across the country, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.

The bank had earlier fixed Tuesday, June 30, as deadline for the exercise, warning that defaulters may not be able to access to their accounts from July 1.

As the deadline approached, millions of customers spent hours on long queues at banks across the country, struggling to have their data captured.

The CBN said on Tuesday that the exercise will now end on October 31, 2015, according to NAN.

Buhari Vows To Reform Oil And Gas Sector, Boost National Income

President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that his administration will undertake appropriate reforms and implement fresh policies to boost national income from oil and gas production.

Speaking at separate meetings with delegations from Exxon-Mobil and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG), President Buhari listed the removal of bureaucratic bottlenecks created by multiple government agencies that currently impede the operations of companies in the oil and gas sector as one of the reforms to be undertaken by his administration.

Court Discharges Murder Suspect For Showing Remorse

An Ijede Magistrates’ Court near Ikorodu, Lagos State on Tuesday discharged a man, Kazeem Ajiga, who allegedly lynched another man for stealing his aluminium roofing sheets.

Ajiga was arraigned on Tuesday for taking laws into his hands by executing jungle justice on a suspect, Raheem Omoyele, whom he accused of stealing his property.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Omoyele was on Monday brought before Olagbegi-Adelabu on a charge of stealing 25 aluminium roofing sheets belonging to Ajiga.

The Magistrate, Mrs Jumoke Olagbegi-Adelabu rules that Since Ajiga has shown remorse, caution and did not waste this court’s time by pleading guilty, I hereby discharge him and strike out the case

Most dangerous drugs circulated in the country are produced in Anambra –NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has declared that the most dangerous drugs circulated in the country are produced in Anambra State.The state NDLEA Commander, Mr. Sule Momodu, who made the declaration on Saturday at the Women’s Development Centre in Awka to mark the 2015 United Nations.

 Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, identified one of the dangerous drugs produced in the state as methamphetamine.

Momodu expressed worry over the increasing production of illicit drugs, abuse and trafficking in the state and called for a concerted effort to stop the development.

I get spiritual knocks anytime I make love to my wife- Husband Cries Out

It is very unfortunate that people hardly go into marriage these days with only God on their agenda. They do all sorts and employ all kinds of diabolic means to control you, make you abandon your parents, etc.

Here is one of such crazy story. A middle-aged woman, Sophia Arapogun, has prayed an Agege customary court to dissolve her 11yrs marriage because her husband, Patrick, abandoned her for two years.

I Dropped My Presidential Ambition For Buhari —Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has denied reports that he is nursing the ambition for presidency in 2019, saying he actually quit his presidential bid in the 2015 election for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Saraki stated that he contributed immensely to the emergence of Buhari as President and contributed greatly to his victory in the presidential election held on March 28, 2015.

Delta State University, DELSU Bans Miniskirt On Campus and Reduces Worship Centers

The authorities of the Delta State University, Abraka on Saturday banned the wearing of miniskirts and insisted there must be a reduction of fellowship centres in the three University campuses.

According to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Vincent Peretemode, the three campuses in question have over 80 fellowships which must now be reduced to four.  He said the fellowships which would hence forth be allowed in the campuses will be the Catholic, Anglican, Joint Christian Campus Fellowship and Our Saviours Chapel.

He also said wearing of miniskirts in any of the campuses has been banned henceforth. So DELSU students take note.

Saraki thinks He's wise, Shunned Buhari To Get Senate President

A leader of the APC, who spoke to Punch on the condition of anonymity, said Saraki was only trying to be clever by half by claiming to respect President Muhammadu Buhari. He said Saraki had boxed himself into a corner by his action and he is now looking for an escape route.

“Saraki is simply trying to be clever by half. He is in a fix and he is trying to justify his illegal actions.”

Woman, Grandchild Killed During Lagos Cult Clash

One-year-old Opeyemi Yusuf was licking a lollipop, comfortably straddled to her grandma’s back en route to the market, when a bullet pierced through the back of their tricycle.

It hit Opeyemi in the head and penetrated to Mrs. Osayemi Victoria’s head, killing both victims on the spot.

Opeyemi was her mother’s only child, while the 57-year-old grandma was reportedly visiting when tragedy struck.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the tricycle they boarded ran into the middle of a gun battle between rival cult groups along Ishawo Road, Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Presidency Orders VC, Registrar To Refund Salaries’ Overpayment

The Presidency, through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, has directed the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko, to refund over-payment of salaries running into millions of naira.

The Registrar of the university, David Suowari, was also directed to refund cumulatively the sum of N130,692.71 per month in excess of his due salary.

Cleaning Pdp’s Mess Requires Painstaking Planning – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday said cleaning the mess left behind by the Peoples Democratic Party, especially the immediate past administration, requires scrupulous and painstaking planning.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

Corpse Of Kidnapped Ex-FUTA Vice-Chancellor Dumped In His Compound This Evening

The body of kidnapped former Vice-Chancellor of the ‎Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Prof. Albert Ilemobade has been found. Sadly, his body was found this morning in his own compound in Akure at an abandoned store outside the main building where cables are been kept.

The police have so far arrested two persons in connection with the killing, and his gate man that was earlier reported to have been kidnapped with him is now a major suspect.

A source told Sahara reporters that it was later discovered that the gate man and another accomplice decided to kill the elderly man just to steal his new car. The car had earlier been recovered by the police who found it in Ogun State

Graphic Photo: Smugglers At Badagry Beat Journalist To Coma

Hoodlums suspected to be smugglers on Thursday, beat journalist, Yomi Olomofe to coma over accusations of reporting their activities at the Seme-Badagry area.

The victim, Olomofe, who is the Executive Director of the Badagry based Prime Magazine narrated his ordeal to Vanguard.

“I was with another colleague of mine on a visit to the command, when some smugglers, who claimed that journalists have been writing negative stories about them, pounced on me”

“While beating me, they threatened to kill me so as to serve as deterrent to journalists writing stories about them.

“I was there with the correspondent of Tide Newspaper, thank God a friend from Rotary Club came to take me away, I would have been dead, because I was left there almost lifeless.

“These hoodlums are not unknown. They are known to everybody, but they are above the law. They even told me that they have killed many people and nothing happened”

Meanwhile, Olomofe has called on the Inspector General of police to come to his res…

OOU Students Storm Mortuary, Snatch Corpses Of Colleagues Killed In Car Crash

Pandemonium enveloped the premises of the Ade Maternity Home, Sagamu, Ogun State on Saturday as scores of grieving students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University forcefully removed the corpses of their colleagues who were killed in a crash the previous day from the hospital’s morgue.

It was gathered that the management of the hospital had wanted to collect N20,000 per
corpse before the corpses could be released to their families.

12 Cultists In Police Net Over Calabar Killings

No fewer than 12 cultists will be charged to court in relation to various killings in Calabar and other parts of Cross River State, the police said.

The cultists, who are currently in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Cross River State Police Command in Calabar, are still being investigated before they would be prosecuted for offences committed at the law court.

Operatives Arrest Baby Factory Owner Child Traffickers

Security agents from the Imo State Police Command have arrested a suspected human trafficker from Abia State.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, through a tip-off members of the public.

APC Refutes Alleged Relocation Of Boko-haram Detainees To Anambra

The All Progressives Congress, APC, South-East geopolitical zone, has described as,”blatant falsehood” the alleged plan by Federal Government to transfer suspected Boko Haram detainees to Ekwulobia Prison in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

This came as angry youth, yesterday, paralysed commercial activities in markets in Anambra State protesting the alleged plan.

Ihejirika Replies Amnesty International On Human Rights Abuse

The former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (Rtd) has again dismissed the allegation by Amnesty International (AI) that the Nigerian Military were guilty of war crime against civilian populace in the North Eastern part of the country, describing it as baseless.

Gen. Ihejirika made the position known yesterday at the occasion of National Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria Lecture and the award presentation to him by HURIWA in recognition of his contribution to the war against terrorism in Nigeria.

The  theme of the lecture was: Energy and House Hold Poverty in Nigeria and Human Rights and National Security. It held in Abuja.

Health Talk: Common Toilet Diseases, Symptoms And Prevention

We are all prone to toilet diseases. Men, women, literates, illiterates, young and old make use of restrooms which expose us to infections if our hygiene is nothing to write home about.

Women are more prone to these infections because most of them sit on these toilet seats. Toilet diseases are the infections one can contact through the use of the toilet in an unhygienic way or through using dirty public toilets. Toilet diseases can be contacted from dirty toilet, toilet door knobs and handles, by touching toilet surfaces with fingers or not washing hands after using the toilet.

Police Kill Robbers In Gun Duel, Arrest Six Car Snatchers

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command on Thursday engaged suspected armed robbers in a gun duel at Nchia, Eleme Local Government Area, killing two of the bandits in the process.

The police recovered one pump action gun, a locally made pistol, 15 live cartridges, one red mask and assorted charms.

SAD: Oritsefemi’s Manager Is Down With A Mental Illness.

Oritsefemi’s erstwhile manager, who parted ways with him few weeks ago is down with a mental illness.

Danku in in December was driving Oritsefemi’s 2014 Range Rover and had a ghastly accident .
 According to sources, Danku who has now floated his own record label is no longer himself. Sources say the illness came upon him drastically, something no one could explain and it has affected him mentally.

His wife and his mother are said to be the ones carrying him from one hospital to the other. He is presently at a spiritual home.

Flood-hit Douala-Cameroon to demolish low-lying urban homes

Douala, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change and unregulated housing development are to blame for the devastation brought by floods that have so far killed at least 4 people and forced more than 80,000 from their homes in Cameroon’s economic capital, experts say.

Heavy rains that began on Monday triggered major flooding in the Douala V district area, submerging over 60,000 hectares (150,000 acres) of land and forcing thousands to flee for safety.
“Many families, mostly children and mothers who found refuge on rooftops, were rescued from the deluge by the army’s firefighting brigade,” said Beti Assomo, governor of the Littoral region.

Suicide Bomber disobeys to Boko Haram Orders, Kills Only Herself In Maiduguri

A young girl strapped with explosives and sent to a crowded mosque this week, made a detour and running away to kill only herself. This recent act of bravely by the young girl has added fuel to the belief that Boko Haram are using unwilling captives in its terror campaign in northeast Nigeria.

Security forces personnel arrive at the site of a blast. The girl who is said to look around 12 years of age, took off after her partner blew up in another explosion which took the lives of around 30 people on Monday in Maiduguri.

“In the confusion of the blast, the other girl just ran away and only exploded when she was far from the crowd,” said fishmonger Idi Idrisa.
It’s unclear if the girl’s runaway was due to fear or purpose but this recent action has made many to believe that Boko Haram are using some of its thousands of kidnap victims as unwilling weapons.

One military expert told reporters that most bombs carried by girls and women have remote detonation devices, meaning the carrier cann…

A 40-year-old man,was arrested for cutting off his daughter’s finger

Men of the  Police Command have arrested a 40-year-old man, Surulere Raphael, for cutting off his daughter’s finger on allegation that she stole his money in Plateau State.

Mr Raphael was paraded on Friday at the police headquarters alongside one Ponjue Domsing, who was alleged to have killed his father, Mr. Domsing, for not buying him a motorcycle as promised.
Raphael said he cut off his daughter’s finger because she stole his N1,500 and meat from her mother’s pot of soup. The girl’s severed finger has, however, been recovered as an exhibit, while the girl is being treated in the hospital.

SAD: A young woman died from "apparent electrocution" while charging her phone using a laptop.

The 28-year-old was found wearing headphones and with her computer in her lap with burns on her chest and ears at a home in Gosford, north of Sydney. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the death but the Department of Fair Trading, which has assisted with the case, suggested a sub-standard mobile phone charger could be to blame.

The woman, whom reports said was from the Philippines but had recently become an Australian citizen, had headphones plugged into her laptop, which was connected to a power socket to charge.
"The phone was also plugged into a USB-style charger. That charger had failed," Lynelle Collins from the New South Wales Department of Fair Trading said.

Otunba Gani Adams has warned President Buhari from "bad advisers"

Oodua People’s Congress’ leader, Otunba Gani Adams has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to be weary of bad advisers if he does not want to suffer the same fate as the immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan.

Adams said that Nigerians are longing for true change, noting that if Buhari let bad advisers make up his cabinet, Nigerians would lose confidence in his government, which might result to his destruction.He added that Jonathan lost credibility because he was surrounded and misled by bad heads who would usually pose as loyalists.

“The former President Jonathan was surrounded by bad advisers who made him lose credibility. Buhari must not appoint ministers that he wouldn’t be able to control. The people in his cabinet should be accountable,”

The Federal Government has started tracing looted Nigerian funds to foreign nations

The Federal Government specifically targets the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and other European jurisdictions where it believes corrupt officials have been stashing public funds. They have started tracing looted Nigerian funds to foreign nations with the aim of recovering and repatriating them.

This move came on the heels of the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari on his first day in Aso Villa office that he inherited an almost empty treasury from his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, thus vowing that his administration would recover all the looted funds stashed in foreign banks by corrupt Nigerians.

President expelled the SSS officers.

The president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, had, last week, refuted the claims that Buhari expelled the SSS officers because he does not trust them, and believing that they may still be loyal to the past president, Goodluck Jonathan.

A new report has ‘reaffirmed’ the authenticity of the reports that President Muhammadu Buhari removed the State Security Service (SSS) personnel from his inner security detail and stationed them as mere guards outer the perimeter of the presidential villa.

Ike Eweremadu says "We Are Fighting For The Interest Of Nigerians"

The lawmaker who represents Enugu in the senate made the comment via his twitter handle. He said; “Dear Nigerians, please be rest assured that we are all fighting for your interest. We need your prayer and support for a better Nigeria”. The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday, said that the recent happening in the national assembly is in the interest of Nigerians.

The senate went on a two weeks recess following emergence of Saraki and Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House respectively.

Nigerians have criticized the decision of the national assembly to go on a one month recess at a time the nation eagerly awaits the appointment of ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari. Such appointment must be approved by the senate. Mr. Ekweremadu however, assured that the Senate would “reconvene once the Ministerial list is ready”.

President Buhari is upset about House Of Reps Commotion

President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly angry over the fracas that ensued at the federal house of representatives yesterday.

According to The News, Buhari is also angry over the disrespect accorded the All Progressives Congress (APC) on various positions to be filled in both chambers of the Nigerian legislature.

The House of Representatives Apologises To Nigerians For Fight During Plenary

The House of Representatives has apologised to Nigerians over the actions of some lawmakers who disrupted the proceedings in the House and attempted to seize the mace during plenary on Thursday.

Addressing reporters after the rowdy plenary, the Chairman of the House ad-hoc Committee on Media, Honourable Sani Zorro, condemned the lawmakers’s actions, saying “the House sincerely apologises to Nigerians for the events of the day”.

APC Insists On Its Original List Of NASS Leaders

The All Progressives Congress has condemned in strong terms what transpired in both chambers of the National Assembly on Thursday, June
25, 2015.

This was contained in a three paragraph statement signed by the party’s National Secretary, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, in Abuja.

The statement partly read, “The party stands by the list by the party to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

SAD: Mob Sets Policeman’s Vehicle Ablaze For Crushing Schoolboy

An angry mob has set ablaze a policeman’s vehicle on Abeokuta Road, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, for crushing a schoolboy to death.

PUNCH Metrolearnt that the boy, identified simply as Ope, was crushed at about 4pm while returning from school on Wednesday, and he reportedly died on the spot.

Dangote, 6 Foreign Coys To Begin Gold, Coal Mining

The Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) says that Dangote Group and six foreign companies are currently raising funds from the capital market to begin full-scale mining this year.

Mr Mohammed Amate, the Director-General of the office, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja listed the minerals as gold, coal, iron-ore and lead/zinc.

Eurojust and Europol in massive joint action against cybercriminals: 49 arrested including Cameroonians

A total of 49 suspects were arrested and 58 searches carried out in the framework of a massive joint action against cyber crime led by Italian, Spanish and Polish judicial and police authorities with the support of Belgium, the UK and Georgia.

 The action day represents the successful conclusion of three linked Eurojust cases coordinated by the Italian, Spanish and Polish National Desks, with Europol providing real-time support to the law enforcement authorities operating on the ground.

Samuel Eto’o Cameroonian footballer passes physical, joins Turkey’s Antalyaspor

The Cameroon’s former international striker Samuel Eto’o is set to join newly-promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor from Sampdoria of Italy, the Turkish club said on Wednesday.

The renowned striker passed the physical exam by team doctors and is ready to meet his new team in the following days. Eto’o was greeted by thousands of fans as he arived in Antalya.

Corruption: a policeman collecting bribe

A young man, Thompson Ntiedo has been arrestedor taking pictures of a policeman collecting bribe from a commercial motorist.

He was arrested by personnel of the Okota Police Station on Tuesday evening, who claimed they were carrying out the directives of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), James Chu, a CSP.

How A Lady Led Robbers To Attack Banks In Ikorodu Today

Details have emerged on the robbery which occurred in the early hours of today at Ogolonto area of Ikorodu, Lagos state.

A lady reportedly led the gang to the banks and stayed outside while the operation lasted.

The leader of the gang was said to have sat down in front of the bank and was bragging, as no policeman was able to confront her as she was reported to have used a charm which she tied around her neck.

Drug: The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) revealed it had arrested a suspected drug baron

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday said it had arrested a suspected drug baron who specialised in sponsoring drug couriers to China, Malaysia, Turkey, Italy and other foreign countries.

Addressing journalists at office of the agency at Ikoyi, Lagos, the NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, said the 37-year-old suspect, Sylvester Chukwunwendu, was also a producer of methamphetamine in Anambra State. Giade said that Chukwunwendu was arrested at Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State based on intelligence report received by the agency on April 23, 2014.

"Three female teenagers have been arrested for allegedly stealing"

The three female teenagers where arrested for allegedly stealing gold necklace worth thousands of naira at Ijanikin area of Lagos State.

The girls were also accused of stealing a phone, laptop and an unspecified amount of cash. The girls are identified as Maria Falolu, 14, Jelila Abbass, 15 and Adijat Seidu, 16. They were said to have been handed over to policemen attached to Ijanikin Division. According to the police, the ladies were alleged to have specialised in such pilfering. They were arrested last week after allegedly stealing a set of gold necklace and cash at 1, Ojolowo Street, Otto Awori at Ijanikin area.

Politics: Why we Fought in Today's Plenary

Nasiru Sani Zangon Daura, a member of the House of Representatives, has revealed the reason behind the fracas that occurred in the house during a plenary session today.

The honourable member who represents Zango/Baure Federal Constituency of Katsina state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) told pressmen in Abuja that the affray that occurred inside the chamber of the House of Representatives was in reaction to the illegal and unconstitutional action which the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, had taken.

Robbers Kill Lord’s Chosen Church Pastor In Lagos

LAGOS—Unknown gunmen, Monday, shot dead Lagos State Coordinator of The Lord’s Chosen Charis-matic Revival Ministries, Pastor Chukwuemeka Okpokpo, at Apple Junction, Amuwo Odofin area of the state.

The gunmen, said to have used a motorcycle, reportedly trailed the deceased from a Diamond Bank branch, where he had gone to withdraw N3 million for the church.

Senate Set To Probe NNPC And Refineries

The senate on Wednesday summoned the management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to explain the state of the nation’s refineries as well as all structures under its supervision. In a prayer, Olusola Adeyeye (Osun-central) argued that the senate should go beyond urging the government to act, and instead hold its ministries, agencies and departments to account.

He prayed that the senate “‎summon the NNPC as soon as possible to give account of the state of the refineries and other structures under its control”. He also urged the senate to advise the government to revamp the existing refineries and encourage the establishment of private ones. Bukola Saraki, senate president, put the prayer to a voice vote, after which the senate agre‎ed to summon the NNPC “as soon as the relevant committee was set up”.

8 Things Visitors Are Forbidden To Do At Oba Of Benin Palace

The royal house of Benin is one of the most famous in Africa and the world at large. Yearly, tourists and visitors troop to the ancient city located in Edo state, Nigeria to see the palace which holds the rich history of ancient royalty.

Although not all are granted audience with the Oba – Omo N’Oba N’Edo, quite a number of people are allowed to tour specific areas of the Palace. While paying a visit, it is important to check with your tour guide for regulations which govern movements around the palace.