Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Photos: Nelson Mandela's body lying in state in Pretoria South Africa

The body of late Nelson Mandela this morning arrived at South African government Union Building, Pretoria, where it will lie in state for three days.
The public, invited heads of states and international guests will be able to view his body from today till Friday. He will be buried in his home village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province on Sunday Dec. 15th. See more photos after cut...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

President Jonathan encourages corruption in Nigeria- Speaker Tambuwal


Mr. Tambuwal said the executive arm, headed by Mr. Jonathan, has failed to act on corruption cases revealed by the National Assembly.He spoke while responding to questions on Monday after he presented a paper titled the ‘role of the legislature in the fight against corruption in Nigeria’ at a one day roundtable to mark the international anti-corruption day organised by the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, in Abuja.
“Take the subsidy probe, the pension, the SEC probe and recently the bullet proof car cases. After the House of Representatives did a diligent job by probing and exposing the cases, you now see something else when it comes to prosecution.

Ex-Super Eagles star, Sodje, implicated in UK match-fixing scandal


34year old ex-Super Eagles star, Sam Sodje is currently been investigated in a match-fixing scandal in the UK. Sam, who is the younger brother of footballer Efe sodje, was allegedly caught on tape telling an undercover reporter with The Sun UK magazine that he was paid £70,000 to be sent off the field during a championship match on February 23rd 2013. Footage from the football match showed Sam Sodje hitting the crotch of Oldham Athletic's player Jose Baxter, repeatedly for no reason which ultimately earned him a red card.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

PHOTOS- The Most Beautiful Igbo Girl of 2013

Ginikachukwu  Linda Ewuzie an indigene of Adazienu in Aniocha LGA of Anambra State beat 18 other beauty contestants to emerge as Adandiigbo - The Most Beautiful Igbo Girl of 2013. The pageant took place last week Sunday December 1st in Port Harcourt. Ginika is a Computer Science student of the Federal University of  Technology  Owerri(FUTO).

3yr old boy drowns newborn twin brother and leaves another brain damaged as he tried to bathe them

A three-year-old boy drowned his newborn twin brother and left the other permanently brain damaged as he tried to bathe them while their alcoholic mother slept, Daily Mail UK reports

    The boy said he wanted to make his siblings 'nice and clean' after their mother passed out having drunk four cans of super-strength lager.

    The shocking sequence of events emerged in court when the mother - who cannot be identified for legal reasons - was given a one-year suspended prison sentence for neglect.

Young Nigerian couple jailed in the UK for internet banking scam

Nigerian couple, 22 year old Aderoju Bammeke, (pictured left) and his girlfriend 20 year old Jessica Ogunyemi, (pictured right) have been jailed in the UK for being part of a Nigerian gang that hacked into the accounts of several people and stole thousands of pounds from them, Daily Mail UK reports

    "The couple were part of a global internet banking scam which could have netted a phenomenal £19million after hacking the accounts of nearly 2,500 people. Aderoju and Jessica were the UK 'platform' for a Nigerian 'phishing' scam that made £41,000 in just two months.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

PHOTOS- Man almost stabs friend to death with bottle in Lagos


A young man named Sadiq Afolabi (pictured above) was stabbed with a bottled and nearly killed by his friend named Lawal Alarape during a fight at a bar in Alagbado Lagos on Monday night December 2nd.

Lawal was arrested by the police on Monday night but has since been release while Sadiq is still in the hospital battling for his life, a family member told me. They kinda want the story out so they can get justice for their relative. The case is being handled by the police at Ijaiye Ojokoro police station, Alagbado. See a pic of severely injured Sadiq after cut...*viewer discretion advised*

Photos: Six man gang arrested for ritual murders in Imo state


 The Nkwerre Vigilante Network this week arrested a six-man gang specialized in the sale of human parts for rituals and transplant in Nkwerre, Imo State. The men confessed to kidnapping their victims at various locations in the state and using their parts for ritual purposes. Some parts they sold to people who needed them for transplant. Yeah, there are human beings like this amongst us.

Former South African President & Human Rights Activist Nelson Mandela Passes on


Former South African President and human rights activist Nelson Mandela has passed on yesterday, the 5th of December 2013. Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years for his fight against apartheid in South Africa. Mandela was 95years old and he was loved by millions.

Mandela was most fondly referred to as Madiba which is the name of the Thembu clan he belonged to. Referring to him as Madiba is a sign of endearment and respect and he would be truly missed.

His life was an inspiration to Africans, home and abroad.

According to the release by South African President, Jacob Zuma: “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.“

President Jacob Zuma also said flags will be flown at half-mast across South Africa immediately with a state burial to follow. The UK government have also announced that flags will be flown at half-mast in the UK. Rest in peace, Madiba!

Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela

Nigerian Senate seeks 7 year jail term for social media critics


According to a report by Daily Trust, the Nigerian Senate is set to pass law seeking 7 year jail term for social media critics.

The newspaper reports that the Senate has reached an advanced stage to pass a bill that seeks seven years jail term for social media critics found guilty of inciting the public against the government.

The proposed legislation which has scaled second reading in the upper legislative chamber is also proposing a stiffer punishment for internet fraudsters and scammers in Nigeria as those convicted will face a seven years imprisonment.

Woman Beheads Husband In His Sleep Over Another Woman


The woman was said to have used an axe to sever her husband’s head when the latter was asleep in their home at Ubiane Aviele village near Auchi in Estako West Local Government of Delta State.

Narrating what happened, the suspect said she had been married to her husband for nine years and that they had five children.

Zenab, who was paraded yesterday, said she was a farmer and that her husband was a night guard.

Super Eagles keeper Vincent Enyeama makes French Ligue 1 history


Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama on Tuesday went into the record books in France.

The 31-year-old is now the goal keeper with the second longest clean sheet record in Ligue 1 after he inspired Lille OSC to a 1-0 win over the country’s best supported club, Olympique Marseille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on match day 16 of the competition.

NAFDAC Arrests Man Who Makes Cough Syrup In His Toilet


A trader, Chijioke Nwagu, has been arrested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for allegedly manufacturing and selling of counterfeit medicines.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos, Director-General NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, said Nwagu after mixing the concoction, dispensed same into empty bottles and labels it as Tutolin with Codeine cough syrup.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Yaya Toure named 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year


Yaya Toure has won the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

The Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, who had been nominated in each of the past four years, beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and Jonathan Pitroipa to this year's crown.

The 30-year-old told BBC Sport: "I think I've been nominated for five years in a row and finally winning the award is amazing.
"It's a fantastic achievement because I don't think there has ever been as many quality African players in top-level international football as there are now: Aubameyang, Pitroipa, Mikel, Moses, Salomon Kalou, Gervinho... we have fantastic players.

FUTO sacks all academic staff


For failure to return to classrooms, the Senate of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has sacked all academic staff on its payroll with immediate effect. The sack order was made known by the Public Relations Officers (PRO) of the institution, Mr Chike Ezenwa, while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune in Owerri, through telephone.

Video: Paul Walker's fatal crash caught on CCTV


A video showing the precise moment Paul Walker's Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a tree and burst into flames has been released. The footage of the deadly crash was captured by CCTV cameras on the roof of an industrial park close to the crash site. The pic above was taken a few minutes after the accident on Saturday. It shows fire fighters and police physically wrestling one of Paul's friends away from the scene.

Meanwhile a friend of Paul and Roger Rodas who was at the charity show on Saturday said the two friends took the Porsche out to check for a suspected mechanical issue and not for a joyride as is being reported.

    'As they were backing up the Carrera to put into the garage, it started stalling. I heard someone say, and I think it was Roger, "Why is the car stalling? Let’s take it around the block", the friend told Hollywood Reporter. 'Paul said, "Let me go with you really quickly. The whole premise of taking the car out for a drive was because something was wrong. These guys are business owners and Paul was a celebrity. They are responsible people. It was more like, "What the hell is wrong with this car? Let’s see what’s wrong and go for a drive".' (Find the CCTV footage after the cut)

Monday, 2 December 2013

Chris Okotie: “Catholics will go to Hell…Pope Francis is Anti-Christ”

Chris Okotie is coming under fire for recent claims that he announced that all Catholics will go to hell.
The general overseer of the Household of God Church and former presidential candidate allegedly made the statement on Sunday 1st December 2013 at his church in Ikeja, Lagos,PM News reports.

Boko Haram attacks Air Force Base and others in Borno


The Composite Group Air Force Base and other places in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Monday morning were subjected to a surprise attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
The siege which started lasted for about five hours shook the town as sounds of sporadic gunshots and other Rocket Propelled Grenade Launchers rented the air with ensuing airstrikes in Maiduguri and Jere metropolis.
According to sources the attacks on the Air force Base and other targets, including the Maiduguri International Airport, left several persons dead as the suspected the terrorists, purportedly in their hundreds, planted explosives in targeted areas in the state capital.

The video and photo: Gov Oshiomhole's apologizes to the widow, gives her N2m

Governor of Edo State Comrade Adams Oshiomhole yesterday donated N2million to the widow he told to go and die. Mrs Joy Ifije was invited to the Edo State Government House and has been offered automatic employment to join the Edo State’s War Against Indiscipline in the campaign against street trading & to keep the state clean.

"When you put your things on the road a vehicle can run into you and they have killed some people like that and that was why I said if you are a widow do you want more people to be widowed? But when I said go and die, that one was said in a fit of anger. And I am really sorry”, Oshiomhole said.

“I want you to join us. We would employ you and pay you salary. You would help us to campaign to other women not to trade on road sides. We should not use poverty as a yardstick.
The Governor then gave the woman a cash gift of N2 million

See more pics and the video after the cut...

Anambra State PDP chairman kidnapped

The Chairman of PDP in Anambra State, Prince Kenneth Emeakayi, was kidnapped yesterday Monday Dec. 2nd by unknown gunmen who abducted him  as he was returning to Awka, the State capital.

Prince Emeakayi  was said to be returning from his village in Okija when his car was intercepted at a junction in Nri and was taken away by the gunmen. He hasn't been heard from since and the kidnappers are yet to contact his family.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Ex-footballer Odartey Lamptey discovers 3 kids with wife are not his


Former Ghanaian international footballer Nii Odartey Lamptey has revealed that he recently found out that all three children he had with his wife of almost 20 years are not his biological children. He made the shocking revelation in a radio interviewed when asked why he was divorcing his wife.

Stella Oduah’s armoured cars will buy 51 police patrol vehicles' -Gov Fashola


During the 7th annual Town Hall Meeting on Security held in Lagos, Governor Fashola said the two BMW cars bought for Stella Oduah will purchase 51 patrol vehicles for the Nigerian Police.
"It is sad to know that the Federal Government that allocate three patrol vehicles for one state police command of 370, 000 police men, is unable to resolve how N255 million was used to purchase 2 saloon vehicles for one officer. It is a very grave irony. The cost of average vehicle needed to patrol the state is just N5 million. And with such fund, we will have put at least 51 patrol vehicles on the road, patrolling the streets of Lagos.”

Abuja court sentences Lebanese to life imprisonment for terrorism

A Federal High Court in Abuja today sentenced Talal Ahmad Roda (pictured above), one of the three Lebanese men arrested in May 2013 in connection with illegal possessions of weapon, to life imprisonment. Mr Roda was arrested after a large cache of arms was found in a bunker during a raid on his residence. He was found guilty of all 5 counts of illegal possession of weapons and conspiracy.

Two other men, Mustapha Fawaz, the owner Amigo Supermarket in Abuja and Abdallah Tahini, who were also charged with possession of illegal weapons, were set free by the court. See photos from the trial after the cut...

"I was forced to masturbate in front of teammates" - David Beckham

Retired footballer David Beckham recently revealed that he was forced to masturbate in front of his teammates as part of his initiation into Manchester United's youth team in 1991.

Beckham, who opened up about the incident in a documentary titled The Class of ’92, said the incident happened when he was just 16 years old. He said he was forced to stare at a calendar photo of eighties Reds soccer player Clayton Blackmore (pictured right) and pleasure himself, while his teammate watched, as part of an embarrassing hazing ritual.
“Everyone had an initiation that you had to go through on the youth team, that was one of the most uncomfortable ones. The fact that I had to look at Clayton Blackmore’s calendar and do certain things. I was embarrassed when I was saying it on camera let alone talking about it more. But it’s something that we all had to go through. It was definitely something I wouldn’t like to go through again!' Beckham said
The Class of ’92, is a documentary about the generation of Manchester United stars who came of age two decades ago.

Photos: Paul Walker's final moments before fatal ride

Few minutes before Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died in a car accident yesterday, he posed next to the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that exploded on impact in the deadly accident. TMZ reports that this pic above was taken just 30 minutes before the accident.

Paul had put together a car show charity event in Santa Clarita, CA. through his ReachOut Worldwide organization, to support typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines and was leaving the event in the red Porsche car when his friend lost control and slammed into a tree. The car exploded on impact. The police says speed was a factor. See more photos after the cut...

Willie Obiano of APGA declared winner of Anambra Governorship election


All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), candidate Willie Obaino, has been declared winner of the recently held Anambra State governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Anambra chapter declared today Sunday December 1st in Awka that Mr. Obiano won the election by polling 180,178 votes in 19 local government areas in the state. He beat PDP candidate Tony Nwoye, to the second position with 97,700 votes and Senator Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, who came third with 95,963. Ifeanyi Ubah, of Labour Party came fourth with 37,495.

Caught on CCTV: Mother calmly pushes her own child to her death


Got this news from UK Daily Mail. A 36 year old french mother named Fabienne Kabou, who felt her baby was 'incompatible' with her and boyfriend, strapped the little angel in a pram and calmly pushed her into a river. (pictured above right). Unbelievble!

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Mozambique Airlines plane crashes in Namibia, killing 33 people


A Mozambique Airlines plane carrying 27 passengers and 6 crew members crashed in Namibia today Saturday November 30th, killing all on board, local media reports.

The Brazilian-made Embraer 190 aircraft left Maputo and was heading to Luanda when it crashed in a remote border area near a Namibian national park, Mozambique authorities said. The plane was carrying 10 Mozambicans, 9 Angolans, 5 Portuguese, and one citizen each from France, Brazil and China, plus six crew members, including two pilots, three flight attendants and a maintenance technician, the airline said today.

Investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the crash.

Actor Paul Walker dies at 40 in tragic car accident

Woke up to this unbelievably sad news. Paul Walker, the actor who played undercover agent Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious movies, is dead. He was killed yesterday afternoon Saturday November 30th in a tragic car accident in California. He had been shooting another installment of the Fast & Furious franchise in Atlanta but returned home to California for thanksgiving when the accident occurred while on his way back from a charity event.

Friday, 29 November 2013

PHOTO- Nigeria Info Abuja Crew At Zion Orphanage And Widows Home in Peace Village Lugbe


The Nigeria Info Crew stormed the Zion Orphanage home Lugbe with their convoy of vehicles at about 11am this morning. As part of events to mark their first anniversary the crew and some of their esteemed listeners  visited the orphanage to show love and give a helping hand to the less priviledge. It was great fun here as some of the listeners had the unique opportunity of meeting and exchanging pleasantries with some of the famous presenters. Ofi,Crazy Leg,Swat,Imoh,Arafat,Kris,Ruth,Rose,Peter Pause Kundum etc were among the presenters that graced the occasion.See more pics after the cut…..

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Nursing mother stabs husband to death


The police in Lagos have arrested a 33-year-old woman, Biola Gbadamosi, for allegedly murdering her husband, Jamiu, in the Ikorodu area of the state.According to the police, the suspect, who is a nursing mother, stabbed her husband with a knife during an argument over rice.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect and her husband, who is a Vehicle Inspection Officer, had a history of domestic violence prior to the incident.Biola, who spoke to our correspondent while fighting back tears, said she had no intention of killing her husband, adding that she only stabbed him once on the thigh.She said,

Gov Oshiomhole tells a crying widow to 'go and die'!


Nigerian man killed by a lorry after storming out of car during row with his wife


A Nigerian man was killed on a motorway after getting out of a car on the way to the airport after a fight with his wife over their credit card.

Daily Mail reports  

Nahinmu Nicholas had stormed out of the Ford Focus with his suitcases, saying he was going to hitch-hike to Heathrow, but was knocked down by a lorry in the morning darkness.
His wife had pulled over on what they both thought was the hard shoulder of the M25, not realising that it was a live lane because of roadworks. A coroner was told that lorry driver Martin Hook was unable to avoid Mr Nicholas as he suddenly caught sight of him.
His 13-tonne bread lorry also struck the couple’s car in the accident just six minutes after they had stopped on the clockwise carriageway of the M25 at junction 6 for Godstone,  Surrey, at around 4.30am on April 10.
Florence Olokun-Ola told the inquest in Woking, Surrey, that her husband was going to Nigeria alone for 12 days and that the fight started because she wanted their bank card while he was away. ‘The argument became very aggressive and his voice changed,’ she added.

Nigeria's Super Eagles drop two places on latest fifa ranking despite qualifying for worldcup


Nigeria’s senior national team has dropped three places to 36th in the latest Fifa world ranking released on Thursday despite not losing any of their two games in the month under review.

The African champions were adjudged the 33rd best football playing team in the world according to the ranking released earlier in October.

Meanwhile Cote d’Ivoire remain at the summit of African football with 918 points which put them in the 17th position in the world while Ghana retained their 24th spot in the world and second in Africa.

Federal Government gives ASUU December 4 deadline to call off strike


At a press briefing in Abuja this morning, Nyesom Wike the acting Minister of Education,  told journalist that the Federal Government has given the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) one week ultimatum to call off the ongoing strike or else the lecturer will stand the risk of losing their job
 ASUU executives and President Jonathan were supposed to meet this week but the meeting is yet to hold. The ASUU strike began July 1, almost 5 months and still no resolution.

The FG also said any Academic staff who fails to resume on or before December 4th automatically ceases to be a staff of the institution. Pro-chancellors of the various universities and the National Universities Commissions (NUC) have been directed to ensure compliance to this directive.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Sharia Police Smash 240,000 Bottles Of Beer In Kano, Promises Further Crackdown


Police enforcing Islamic law in the city of Kano publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday, the latest move in a wider crackdown on behaviour deemed “immoral” in the area.
The banned booze had been confiscated from trucks coming into the city in recent weeks, said officials from the Hisbah, the patrol tasked with enforcing the strict Islamic law, known as sharia.
Kano’s Hisbah chief Aminu Daurawa said at the bottle-breaking ceremony he had “the ardent hope this will bring an end to the consumption of such prohibited substances”.

PHOTO: Goat Allegedly Delivers Human-Like Baby In Ekiti


The sleepy town of Ogotun-Ekiti in Ekiti SouthWest Local Government Area of Ekiti State was on Tuesday thrown into confusion when information filtered that a goat had delivered a human-like baby goat.
 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident, which occurred in Lori Oke settlement, a village that is about 10 kilometres from Ogotun Town, drew the attention of hundreds of residents and travellers.
The spokesperson of the community, Sunday Ogunmeji, who spoke with a correspondent on behalf of the Baale (community head), Ganiyu Adetoun, said a pastor, Daniel Odedele, helped to deliver the goat of the baby.

Woman bites off neighbours manhood in Ibadan


A middle aged woman, identified as Kemi on Sunday evening bit off the manhood of her neighbour around Inalende area of Ibadan. 
Kemi was said to have resorted to biting, according to an eyewitness, after she was thoroughly beating by the man, identified simply as Rasheed.
It was gathered that issues on how to settle a misunderstanding between Rasheed’s wife and another neighbour degenerated into a violent fight.

Nigerian who posted rap video on YouTube glorifying gang culture jailed for 22 years


A 21 year old Nigerian named Kayode Oshin (pictured right), who uploaded a video on YouTube boasting about trying to murder a rival with a machine gun was jailed for 22 years yesterday, Daily Mail reports. His accomplice, Junior Tahir-Akinyele (pictured left) was jailed for 14 years.
"Kayode Oshin, 21, attempted to assassinate Yassin Zouaiou with a Mac 10 in a feud over drugs and money in Hounslow, west London, after being enticed into a world of gang culture and crime’, a court heard.
Mr Zouaiou survived when the gun jammed - but a single bullet was fired, hitting his brother Mohammed Ali Subhani in the neck. But Oshin then posted a rap video bragging about the shooting on YouTube.
The shooting was carried out in an alleyway between North Drive and Kingsley Road, Hounslow, at around 1am on October 6, 2011, the court heard.

Military Kill Over 40 Suspected Boko Haram Members In Coordinated Ground, Air Assaults In Borno

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The war against radical Islamist sect – Boko Haram – in Borno State recorded a major success on Wednesday as more than 40 suspected members of the sect were killed in a Military raid involving air strikes and ground assault by troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Bita village area, along Damboa-Gwoza road.