Thursday, 31 January 2013

Photos: Police, SSS Parade Nkiru Silvanus’ Alleged Kidnappers




Alleged kidnappers of Nollywood actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, were yesterday paraded by the State Security Service, SSS, in Abuja.

The paraded men include Ndidi Cletus, 30, also known as Matthew Ofurum, the leader of the gang who was dismissed in 2007 from the Police force, Stanley Asouna; Aminu Musa; Muhammed Abubakar; Obinna Okolisa and Samson Onwuka

Three friends rape and impregnate 13-year-old girl



Policemen at Makinde Division in Lagos, have arrested three men who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl, last  August in Mafoluku area of Oshodi.
The victim, a Junior Secondary School student (names withheld), was reportedly invited into one of the suspects apartment at 19, Majaro Street, Mafoluku.

Ghanaian Actress Nana Ama Brown and Boyfriend involved in ghastly car crash




Popular Ghanaian actress, Nana Ama Mcbrown and her boyfriend,Maxwell Mensah were involved in a ghastly car accident on Wednesday morning around 2am on her way home from a movie location.

The accident took place on the George W. Bush highway in Lapaz,Accra, Ghana . According to eye witnesses, the accident was caused by another car which rammed into their range rover from the side leaving her unconscious and has been rushed to 37 Military Hospital, Accra.

2 women caught with cocaine hidden under their pants




Two Bronx neighbors were returning from the Dominican Republic when the feds caught the women with cocaine hidden under their pants.
Priscilla Pena and Michelle Blassingale had just arrived at JFK aboard a JetBlue airliner from Santo Domingo when they were stopped by Customs and Border Protection officers.
Continue after the cut....

New Video: Tonto Dikeh - ITZ OVA Ft Snypa

South African Billionaire to Donate Half His Wealth to the Poor



South Africa's richest black man, Patrice Motsepe, has announced he is giving away half his wealth to improve the lives of the poor.

The mining magnate said the money would be handled by the Motsepe Foundation to address education and health issues.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Court asks Dr Soleye to pay ex-wife N45million divorce settlement



Encomium magazine is reporting that Nike Oshinowo's estranged husband, Dr Tunde Soleye has been asked by a Lagos High Court to give his ex-wife Dr Mrs Funmilayo Soleye 100, 000 pounds and N20million as divorce settlement, and also relinquish their London home to her.

Mrs Funmi Soleye filed for divorce after her husband of 28 years and father of her three children, Tunde Soleye married former beauty queen, Nike Oshinowo traditionally. The court did not only grant Mrs Soleye divorce request, they also asked Nike Oshinowo to compensate her by paying her N5million for wrecking her marriage and causing her pain.

Nike and Dr Soleye have since parted ways. See their official press statement after the cut...

Chris Brown Quits social media


More like he quit Instagram because his Twitter account is still up. The singer deleted his Instagram page yesterday night after being ruthless bashed online for comparing himself to Jesus in the wake of his fist fight with Frank Ocean. Chris posted the photo on the right yesterday after he was criticized for fighting Ocean. He felt he was being crucified and judged like Jesus. The insults that followed after he posted the photo was too much for him and he deleted all the photos on his Instagram page...but not before notifying his fans of his departure...

Video: Behind the scene of Tonto Dikeh's Hi music video

France returns smuggled Nok artefacts to Nigeria



France has returned to Nigeria five ancient terracotta sculptures smuggled out of the country in 2010.
The artefacts, of Nok origin, were found in the luggage of French citizen at a Paris airport.
Their exact value has not been disclosed, but they are believed to date back more than 3,000 years.

Two 3 year olds kidnapped from their home in Ketu


Culled from Punch
The kidnapping of two toddlers -  Toheeb Adedokun and Falilu Tajudeen - has thrown Taike Street, Ketu Lagos into confusion.
The two boys have some things in common. They are three-years-old and live in the same compound at number 18.

Alicia Keys named new Global Creative Director for Blackberry


The multiple-award winning singer was unveiled yesterday as the new global creative director of Blackberry in New York.
"She believes in the product and technology," BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said in a statement. "We are excited she will be bringing to us her enormous capabilities, as well as a vast network of relationships in the entertainment, social media and business communities, to help shape our brand and grow our business."
Alicia, who joined the CEO on stage, said:
"As global creative director, my goal is to inspire creativity with this platform, and I'm so excited to jump right in. I want to bridge the gap between the work phone and the play phone," she noted.

Rihanna confirms she's back with Chris Brown


Rihanna is on the cover of this month's Rolling Stone magazine talking about her relationship with Chris Brown

She says no one, not even her BFF Melissa was allowed to talk to her about Chris Brown.
“I just felt like, why bother? Nobody else is going through it. Nobody would understand.”
Is Rihanna mad at Chris Brown?
“I wanted him to know what it felt like to lose me. To feel the consequences of that. So when that (stuff) came back it hit me like a ton of bricks. Like, God, you’ve got to be kidding right now. But I got real with myself, and I just couldn’t bury the way I felt.”
See more after the cut...

2013 Prophecies from Apostle Johnson Suleiman



Apostle Johnson Suleiman, is the founder and senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide. See the prophecies below after the cut...

David Beckham trains with Arsenal


Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, has announced that David Beckham is training with Arsenal at their Hertfordshire training base but he won't be signing with the club. 

The 37 year old former England captain is currently without a club after leaving LA Galaxy last year. 
"He called me," Wenger said. "He has asked to come here and to work on his fitness. He has not done anything for a long, long time. It's purely for fitness. There's no speculation about signing or anything."

Boko Haram commander declares ceasefire


The second commander of Boko Haram, Sheik Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulazeez, sent a statement to journalists in Maiduguri yesterday Monday January 28th, saying their group has agreed to a ceasefire after talks with the Borno government.

Ibn Abdulazeez said he had "the consent and approval of our leader Abubakar Shekau and I call on all members to stop hostilities".

The commander said their group was serious about the ceasefire, and security agencies are free to arrest any of their members that violates it once the ceasefire has been fine tuned.
“We are going to comply with the cease- fire order and by the time we are done with that, then government security agencies can go ahead to arrest whoever they find carrying arms or killing under our name,”  he said.

EFCC re-arrests convicted and freed police pension thief, John Yusuf



A spokesman for EFCC told journalists today that the anti-graft agency has re-arrested Mr John Yusuf, the director of the Police Pension Office who was set free by a high court in Abuja yesterday after paying a N750, 000 fine after pleading guilty to converting N2billion of the police pension fund to personal use.GET THE FULL GIST HERE.

The spokesman said EFCC re-arrested Mr Yusuf today because there were other pending cases against him. The pension boss was arrested and tried with five others for stealing N23.3 billion police pension fund.


HOW WHITNEY HOUSTON'S BROTHER INTRODUCED HER TO DRUGS



Last night on Oprah's Next Chapter with Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's older brother Michael admitted it was he, not Bobby Brown who introduced Whitney to drugs...

 Michael tells Oprah,

"We did everything together, so once I was into [cocaine] she was too.”
“I have to live with that for the rest of my life.”
See the video after the cut...

Ivory Coast player Eboue sends interesting message to Super Eagle




Eboue is an Ivory Coast player and a former Arsenal player. He went on his Twitter page to make jest of our Super Eagles shortly after we qualified for the AFCON 2013 Quarter finals. Nigeria beat Ethiopia yesterday 2-0  though the team performed below expectation. Thanks to Victor Mosses of Chelsea who got the two penalties and converted them.
Nigeria will meet Ivory Coast on Sunday February 3rd in the Quarter final
## Ebuoe it's a game of 11 players each and 90 min so anything can happen,though u may be correct in a way.##

Five arrested with N108m fake currencies



Five men were on Monday paraded by the Lagos State Police Command for printing local and foreign currencies.

Two of the suspects, Femi Jacob and Ramon Adeoye, were arrested at Ogunlana Street, Alagbado with eight printing machines and a large quantity of printed fake notes in Naira, Dollars, Pounds, Euros and Cedis totalling N8m.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Meet Africa's First Female Billionaire: Isabel dos Santos



Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angola's president, has become Africa's first female billionaire, US financial magazine Forbes has said.

The 40 year old's shares in several Portuguese firms, including a TV cable company, and an Angolan bank put her on the billionaires' list, Forbes said.

Nigerian Government Suspends Importation of Private Jets



Nigerian billionaires planning to buy private jets have been stopped from doing so as the Nigerian Government has suspended the importation of private airplanes, helicopters and other lighter aircraft into the country.

TEXT MESSAGES (SMS) ACROSS ANY NETWORKS TO COST N4 FROM FEBRUARY 5 2013 BY NCC



The NCC announced on Thursday 24th Jan 2013 that anybody subscribed to a Nigerian network must not be charged more than 4 Naira for text messages sent to other networks.

12YRS OLD BOY SENTENCED TO 4YRS IN PRISION FOR RAPING



12 year old school boy is one of the youngest in the country to have ever been convicted of rape and get such a harsh punishment. Two girls claimed that the boy allegedly raped them.

MAN SETS SELF ABLAZE FOR FAILURE TO SECURE A JOB


A man ‘baptised’ himself in petrol before setting himself ablaze in a bid to commit suicide after his uncle had ridiculed him for failing to secure a job.

Governor Sullivan Chime Confirms The Cancer Rumour




Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime who has been away since Septermber last year which raised rumors about his health. Saharareporters published a story that the governor has cancer which he denied. The Governor has finally admitted in a phone conversation with southeastnigeria.com that he "had" cancer.According to the publisher who spoke with the governor yesterday, January 27, 2013.

Monday, 28 January 2013

N10.6 trillion wasted fund: FG takes on former minister, Ezekwesili


 
The Federal Government, yesterday, reacted to comments by the former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, alleging that the governments of presidents Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, squandered $67 billion in foreign reserve, describing the allegation as “outlandish and clearly fictitious”.

North Korean parents 'eating their own children' after being driven mad by hunger



A starving man in North Korea has been executed after murdering his two children for food, reports from inside the secretive state claim.

A 'hidden famine' in the farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae is believed to have killed up to 10,000 people and there are fears that incidents of cannibalism have risen.

Rick Ross crashes Rolls Royce into building after shoot out



American rapper Rick Ross smashed his Rolls-Royce into an apartment building in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida early this morning while attempting to flee from a drive-by shooting. TMZ is reporting he was the intended target.

Police pension thief jailed 2yrs for stealing N2bn freed on N250k fine




Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja  on Monday handed down a 2 year jail sentence to director of the Police Pension Office, Mr. John  Yusuf, for conniving with others to defraud  the office and pensioners of N27.2bn. Yusuf admitted to stealing N2bn of the money.

Video:At least 245 died in Brazilian nightclub fire (viewer discretion advised)



At least 245 people have been killed in a Brazil nightclub after a fire ravaged through the building yesterday.Initial reports were that 90 people perished in the blaze, but the death toll raised as more bodies was found in the packed nightclub.While the official cause of the blaze has not been stated, local reports claim it was sparked by a firework set off during a band's performance. At least 200 people have been injured. More pics and video below after the cut....

Refugees take over UNIABUJA as school remains closed



The University of Abuja was shut down in November 2012 following students' protest over non-accreditation of some of their courses, and while students remain at home frustrated and wondering when the school will re-open, Fulani Herdsmen from neighboring villages have taken over some parts of the campus.

These refugees and their families have built makeshift tents close to the administrative area of the school and have been living there since late last year without disturbance. See another photo after the cut...

CAF dismisses Egyptian ref who officiated Nigeria vs Zambia match



The 36 year old Egyptian referee who officiated the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chipolopo of Zambia on Friday January 25th, has been dismissed from the on-going 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as a result of poor officiating.

Ghead Grisha awarded a controversial penalty to Zambia in the 85th minute which enabled them draw level in the group C match.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF immediately sent a protest letter to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, asking the football governing body to look into the questionable call by Grisha.

A top official of CAF said today that Grisha 'has been sent home. He will have no further action at this Cup of Nations. His decisions did not tally with best practices of the refereeing profession and we would not allow anyone to start re-writing the rules of the game here'

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Man burns brother’s pregnant wife alive for pouring water on his dog



Culled from The Sun

A seven-month pregnant woman was recently burnt to death in Umuekechi village, Umuekwunne community in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State. It was learnt that she was doused with fuel and set ablaze by her brother-in-law because she poured water on the man’s dog.

On Wednesday last week, Mrs. Uloma Njoku had served her three children their lunch and continued with her laundry at the backyard. But while the children were eating in the family’s compound, the dog of her brother-in-law, Chibueze, allegedly strayed to where they were eating. The dog was said to have dipped its mouth into their cup of water. One of the children then reported the incident to her mother, Uloma.Uloma was said to have poured the water on the dog before throwing the cup away. Trouble started when Chibueze, who was inside his room at the time, saw what his brother’s wife had done to his dog. According to eyewitnesses, he promptly came out to confront her, demanding to know why she poured water on his dog just because the animal wanted to drink water from a cup. That led to an exchange of abusive words between Uloma and Chibueze.Chibueze had threatened to deal with Uloma ruthlessly left the compound while Uloma went to the back of the compound to spread the clothes she had washed. But unknown to her, Chibueze had gone into his room. He came out with a plastic bowl filled with petrol and made straight for Uloma, who was hanging her washed clothes at the back of the compound. He immediately splashed the fuel on her, set her ablaze and took to his heels. It was the cry of anguish from Uloma that attracted their neighbours who tried to put out the fire. They then rushed her to the community health centre.

Unfortunately, she died the following day as a result of the severe burns she had suffered. One of the villagers told Daily Sun that ever since the late Uloma was married into that family, she had never been in good terms with Chibueze, adding that the death of Uloma should be blamed on her husband, Emma Njoku. “This incident is nothing but the climax of accumulated grievances by Chibueze. But he went too far this time and that is why the youths had to hunt for him.And immediately he was caught, he was handed over to the police.” The youths of the village who could no longer bear the atrocities of Chibueze had to fish him out from hiding and hand him over to the police. Many members of the community said Chibueze Njoku had, before the latest atrocity of setting his elder brother’s wife on fire, been a terror in the village. One of the community members, a man, said the people, including his family members, were afraid of him, as he had once threatened to kill his elder brother and his children.He said after the ugly incident, the youths in the community decided to put an end to his nefarious activities. Meanwhile, it was learnt that the relations of the deceased woman are already spoiling for war with the Njoku family if they refuse to hand the culprit to them.
 The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, Vitalis Onugu, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) confirmed that Chibueze was nabbed and is currently being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department. The police spokesman said the police authorities are still investigating the matter.

Conviction of Henry Okah: Statement from Mend?



A statement purportedly from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, has been released five days after its former leader Henry Okah was found guilty of the 2010 Independence day bombing by a South African court.

The statement, dated 23 January, and signed by “Comrade Azizi,” promises hell ahead in Nigeria. Thing is, no one knows for sure if the letter really came from MEND. See the full text after the cut...

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Henry Okah's accomplice, Edmond Ebiwere, jailed for life



One of Henry Okah's accomplice, Edmond Ebiwere, was today sentenced to life imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for the 2010 Independence Day bombing that killed 12 people and injured several others. Edmond was arrested on October 2nd in Abuja and was arraigned alongside Henry Okah and his brother Charles Okah.

As Edmond was being led away after the sentence was pronounced, he put up a struggle with the prison guards. See photos after the cut...

Woman Burns Girl’s Thighs With Hot Iron




A 39-year old woman has burnt a girl’s thighs with hot iron after accusing her of stealing her N1,000 at Oshodi area of Lagos State. The woman, Mrs. Kudirat Isekolowo, who lives at  Igbehinadun area of Oshodi, said she did not know what came over her when she carried out the act.
The mother of three was arrested by officials of the Lagos State Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, WAPA, and Esther Child Right Foundation and brought to the Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

65 deportees from UK, Spain arrive Nigeria



Sixty-five Nigerians were on Friday deported from some European countries, an official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said in Lagos.

The FAAN official, who pleaded anonymity, revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s cargo section in Lagos.

Man goes crazy, attacks and kills five people in Benue state

The deceased lunatic, Edwin Gyado who killed five of his victims on the day of his graduation from school

Culled from Vanguard
People of Tse-Alaaigyu, Ikyaghev district of Naka, Gwer West local government area of Benue State are yet to come out of the shock and unbelief that trailed the heinous killings of five of their kinsmen by a lunatic, Edwin Gyado, who suddenly ran amok and beheaded his unsuspecting victims.
Edwin, a 27 year old graduate of the Calvin College of Education where he bagged an NCE had a history of insanity which also runs in his family.

Deadly prison riot in Venezuela leaves 50 people dead




More than 50 people have been killed in a prison riot in western Venezuela, hospital staff say.
The riot was triggered when local media broadcast news that soldiers had been sent to Uribana prison in Barquisimeto to search for weapons, Prisons Minister Iris Varela said.

FAAN begins evacuation of abandoned aircraft nationwide



The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), this week began the evacuation of all abandoned aircraft in airports across the country. A special task force committee was set up to handle the project. The evacuation of abandoned aircraft began from the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, from there it move to Abuja airport. The 13 abandoned aircraft in Lagos will be dismantled and its parts transported to a steel company for recycling.

EFCC locates James Ibori's abandoned house in Lekki





A spokesman man for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said yesterday that the agency on Thursday January 24th located a mansion belonging to the jailed former governor of Delta State, James Ibori. The property was discovered at 5, Alpha Beach Road, Lekki in Lagos.

The property, which the agency described as a mansion, has a mini reception, boys quarters and a swimming pool.

The anti-graft agency has for years been looking for and seizing properties belonging to James Ibori who was jailed in the UK last April for money laundering.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Video: “Nigerians are Quite Pleased with the Improvement in Power Supply” President Goodluck Jonathan tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Interview



President Goodluck Jonathan was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour yesterday evening where he talked about several issues including power supply, Boko Haran and more.President Jonathan who spoke from Davos, Switzerland, where he is attending the World Economic Summit claimed that Nigerians were impressed with the current level of improvement in power, and that if there was one area “ordinary Nigerians” are pleased with his administration, it was power.

Catholic Church of Nigeria withdraws from the Christian Association of Nigeria



The Catholic Church of Nigeria yesterday temporarily withdrew its membership from the Christian  Association of Nigeria (CAN). Their reason? That CAN under Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has been compromised. Also because of some uncouth statements by some Christian leaders, and the use of money in CAN elections and several court cases involving state chapters of CAN.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Liverpool football boss' son in group sex attack on 19-year-old girl



The Liverpool boss was at the Old Bailey on Monday for the opening of the trial of Rodgers, 19, and fellow Brighton and Hove Albion players Lewis Dunk, 21, and George Barker, 21.
The son of Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers was one of four footballers who sexually assaulted a drunken 19-year-Old girl and took pictures as a ‘permanent record of their conquest’ .Anton Rodgers and three others allegedly assaulted the teenager in a hotel room after a night out celebrating a cup win .

Kidnapper strangles seven-year-old victim to death

PATRICK ONYEKA
  A suspected kidnapper, Patrick Onyeka, was on Tuesday paraded by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a seven-year-old boy, identified simply as Ayuba.Onyeka, a part time footballer and marketer of  aluminum frames, was until his arrest last Thursday, living with his elder brother at Mumako Estate, Ikotun.

18 hunters killed in Borno



The Borno Police Command on Tuesday confirmed that gunmen killed 18 local hunters in Damboa, headquarters of Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

Man stabs ex-girl friend to death for dumping him



Culled from Vanguard
The Aleato family has been thrown into sorrow following the murder of their 26-year-old daughter, Onyinyechukwu, last Saturday by her ex-boyfriend in Lagos.
The deceased, a sales girl at Alaba International market, Ojo, was reportedly trailed by her ex-boyfriend, Osita Amanunwa from her Iba new site abode, to Ajangbadi area of Lagos, where she had gone to visit a friend.
Crime Alert gathered that the late Onyin, as she was fondly called, sat outside her host’s compound, exchanging banters, without the slightest inkling that death lurked at the corner.