Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Photos: Dino Melaye Lets Us Into His House Again

The Senator who is in love with IG has once again posted photos of his palatable mansion letting us have a glimpse of his beautiful abode once again. Dino’s slogan has always been, don’t envy others, pray for yours. One more photo….

Ojukwu Brothers, Bianca Are In Court Again

An Awka High Court, presided over by Justice Dennis Mmaduechesi on Monday adjourned till March 12, 2018 for a pre-trial conference on a matter involving  Bianca, the widow of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and others over the family property.

The case involved the sharing of the late Sir Louis Ojukwu’s property.

Sir Louis Ojukwu, who died in 1966, was the father of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, the defunct Biafra secessionists’ leader

Mr. Aloysius Ojukwu and his brother, Mr. Jude Ojukwu, had instituted the suit in 2014 against Dr. Joseph Ojukwu, Dr. Ike Ojukwu, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu and Mr. Lotenna Ojukwu.

Pictured! Man Sells Daughter, Neighbour’s Child To Raise Funds For Father-In-Law’s Burial

An artisan on Waidi Ogunseye Street, Meiran, Lagos State, Kingsley Oriaku, has owned up to selling one of his five children, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl, Chimamada Oriaku.

He also confessed to kidnapping his neighbour’s seven-year-old son, Gabriel Yanga, barely two months after he moved to the area, adding that he used the N310,000 he realised from the sale of the two children for the burial of his father-in-law.

Punch Metro learnt that the 37-year-old Abia State indigene sold his daughter in September 2017 for N190,000 to the operator of an orphanage home in Aba, Abia State, through a self-acclaimed evangelist, Adaeze Obi.

Boko Haram: Nigeria Air Force Reorganises Operations, Trains First Female Fighter Pilot

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has reorganised its air combat structure in the North-east for increased operational efficiency.

The Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this during his opening remarks at the CAS Fourth Quarter Conference, which commenced at NAF Headquarters on Monday.

According to the CAS, the Air Component Commander has been replaced with a Commander Air Task Force (CATF), an Air Vice Marshal (a 2-star General), who reports to the overall Theatre Commander.

The new CATF is Idi Lubo, who was serving as the Air Component Commander. The NAF has also appointed three Divisional Air Liaison Officers (DALO) for the 3 Armoured Division as well as 7 and 8 Divisions of the Nigerian Army in the North-east. The whole idea is to ensure a better coordination of air efforts with ground operations.

Stop Blaming Nigerian Governments For Unemployment – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday urged Nigerian youth and the people in general to quit blaming government or its programmes for the high level of unemployment in the country.

Speaking at a one-day public hearing on youth development and empowerment at the National Assembly in Abuja, he acknowledged that there is a crisis surrounding the subject in Nigeria and called on the federal government, National Assembly, private sector and civil society to focus attention on addressing it.

However, Mr. Saraki said it will do the country no good to continue to cast blame on any individual or administration for the high unemployment rate in Nigeria.

New Army General Assumes Duty To Lead Boko Haram War

Rogers Nicholas, the newly-posted Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has called on the Boko Haram insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace peace.

Mr. Nicholas, a major general, made the call at his maiden media interactive session on Monday in Maiduguri.

He said that the call was imperative to encourage remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents to surrender in order to end insurgency and guarantee lasting peace in the region.

“We have determined and courageous soldiers to crush the terrorists and bring peace to the North-east. I call on the insurgents in the bush to surrender to the Nigerian Government and embrace peace,” he said.

Edo Governor Appoints 19 Women As Aides

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has appointed 18 women in the state as his special assistants on gender matters.

Mr. Obaseki also appointed one woman, Efosa Uyigue, as a special adviser, also on gender matter.

The 19 women were sworn-in on Monday at the Government House, Benin City, making it the largest number of political appointments made in a single day by any governor in the state.

The special assistants are to report to the special adviser who in turn reports to Mr. Obaseki.

Monday, December 11, 2017

SARS Officer Gruesomely Tortures Man To Death In Ondo State [Photo]

Seun Ayoade, 37, was tortured to death by an officer the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Ondo State Police Command, SaharaReporters has learned.

Mr. Ayoade was arrested after SARS officers raided his home in Akure on October 12, 2017, following unfounded reports that he was a member of a robbery gang.

Ojelabi Oladele, a police inspector with the SARS office in Akure, was said to have led the arrest of Mr. Ayoade before placing him in detention and torturing him to death.

Mr. Oladele then dumped Mr. Ayoade’s corpse at the morgue of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital in Akure and lied to attendants that the deceased died as a result of gunshot wound he sustained during a duel with the police.

Osun Spends N15bn To Empower 350,000 Women, Youth – Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun said on Monday that his administration spent N15 billion to empower 350,000 women and youth by training them in different vocations in the last seven years.

Mr. Aregbesola made this known in Ede at the closing ceremony of the orientation course for Batch B Stream 1, 2017 National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members in the state.

The governor was represented by his deputy, Grace Titi-Laoye.

“It is worthy to note that this administration’s most important engagement is to get every able-bodied person in the state to work and we have provided every needed incentive for this.

“As at the last count, 350,000 people, especially women and youth, have been empowered to the tune of N15 billion and we have not stopped,” he said.

Four Hurt As Blast Rocks New York City

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square this morning, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour.

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah.

Law enforcement officials said he was inspired by the Islamic State group but had apparently not had any direct contact with the group. The officials said he lives in Brooklyn and may be of Bangladeshi descent. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the blast.

Ivorian National Jailed 10 Years, Over Unlawful Dealings In Hard Drug

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos yesterday sentenced a 35 year old Ivory Coast-based Nigerian, Grou Bi Clauvis, who is also known as Umeme Fabian Lotachukwu, to 10 years imprisonment over unlawful dealing in 1.205 kilograms of methamphetamine, a prohibited drug.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, convicted and sentenced the convict, after he pleaded guilty to one count charge of unlawful dealing in narcotic leveled against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The convict was arrested by the anti-narcotics agency on March 27, 2017, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja,  Lagos, during outward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways flight to Doha, Qatar, with 1.205 kilograms of methamphetamine, a psychotropic substance.

Court Jails 21-Year-Old For Impersonating Army Man

A Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a 21-year-old man, Mohammed Ahmed, who impersonated an army man.

Chief Magistrate Jovita Binjin sentenced Ahmed to six months imprisonment following his guilty plea. Binjin, however, gave the convict a fine of N5,000, and hoped that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.

Ahmed had pleaded for leniency, saying that he was deceived by the devil.

According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Doghva Kasuwa, Ahmed impersonated an army man on Oct. 27 at the Nassara Police Station.

Australian Town Plagued By 200,000 Bats 

A small Aussie town has been forced to close parks and swimming pools after being hit by a “plague” of over 200,000 divebombing bats.

Furious residents took to the streets of Charters Towers, Queensland, after conservation regulations forced the local council to block off public spaces across the town instead of culling the creatures

Over 200,000 screeching bats descended on Charters Towers.

Over 160 angry locals marched on the town hall brandishing anti-bat signs and placards after the local swimming pool was closed to stop swimmers swallowing the creatures’ poo.

Timaya Bags Grammy Nomination

Timaya has bagged a Grammy Nomination for his feature on Morgan Heritage’s “Avrakedabra”.

Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artiste, Denroy Morgan.
The singer featured alongside Ghana’s Stonebwoy, Chubb Rock, Stylo G, Bunji Garlin, Dre Zion & Jaheil off Morgan Heritage’s new “Avrekedabra” album.

“Avrekedabra” was nominated for the Best Reggae Album award and will slug it out with “Chronology” by Chronixx, “Lost In Paradise” by Common Kings, “Wash House Ting” by J Boog and “Stony Hill” by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.

Though not Timaya’s song, it’s a plus for him.

They Say Some People Are In Abuja Right Now Saying SARS Must Stay, So Why Are They Hiding Their Faces?

Hahaha Nigerians o. Sheybi SARS should stay, proudly show your faces dearies. Those saying SARS must be scraped are proudly showing theirs. More photos… Thank you Sahara Reporters for covering
this moment….

President Buhari Leaves For Paris Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for Paris, France today to join 50 other world leaders to participate in the One Planet Summit on Tuesday.

The President, will be accompanied by the governors of Adamawa, Kano and Ondo States, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment. He will return to Abuja on Thursday.

Medical Doctor Who Crushed FRSC Officer Reaches N5m Agreement With Family

Sola Olagunju, the reckless driver who crushed an officer with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Sunday Abolusoro to death in Ondo state has now signed a “documented agreement” with the family of the deceased.

Sahara Reporters exclusively learnt that the signed agreements have been documented in form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Mr. Olagunju and the families of late FRSC officer Abolusoro.

Two sources in both families confirmed that the lawyers of the two parties were present in a meeting where the agreement was reached and signed.

Chidimma Ekile Covers Guardian Life Magazine

The singer is the cover girl for the latest Guardian Life magazine, she also revealed to the magazine that she was actually born blind. I guess it's something every of her fan should pick up.

Photos: Dolapo Oni Steps Out With Hubby For TWP2

The media personality stepped out last night with her hubby for the premiere of TWP2. Looking good as usual!

We Are Unashamed Tithers, Obiwon Boasts About Paying Tithes

Obiwon Obiora is also speaking on tithes… the singer says paying tithes to him is a way of thanking God for financially blessing him and says he is proud doing it… His full message below…

Kidnapped Ex-Minister Of Sports, Others Released

A former Minister of Sports and the Plateau State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sango, and others kidnapped with him have regained freedom.

One of the PDP elders in Plateau State, Chief Emmanuel Mangni, was also kidnapped in the attack which came less than 48 hours to the PDP national convention.

They regained freedom on Sunday.

The kidnappers had demanded N100m ransom which they later reduced to N50m. The Publicity Secretary of PDP in Plateau State, John Akans, however says no ransom was paid.

Photo: 28-Year Old Wife Beaten To Death By Banker Husband In Lagos Is Buried

Tears flowed on Saturday on Alhaji Ganiu Street, Bako Estate, in the Ketu area of Lagos State, as 28-year-old Maureen Adejo, who was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, Olaoluwa Adejo, was buried.

Present at the burial were friends and family members of the deceased.

Punch had reported that 32-year-old Olaoluwa and the deceased, who hailed from Imo State, had been married for about five years.

The marriage, which was blessed with three children, was said to have been marred with disagreements as the bank worker later allegedly threatened to kill his wife.

Police Rescue 3 Stolen Babies, Arrest 6 Suspects

The Imo State Police Command has arrested a six-woman-child-trafficking syndicate, which allegedly specialised in stealing children from churches and selling them to buyers.

Parading the suspects on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem, a Superintendent of Police, said the prime suspect, Nnenna Njoku (32), allegedly used her 10-year-old daughter, Chinecherem Onyejiaka, to lure children from churches and homes to her mother.

The police spokesperson, who identified the other suspects as Ijeoma Eboka, Irene Ogbuehi, Chinyere Mark, Perpetua Dike, Lilian Asoluka, Grace Ogueri and Edith Ejiaga, said investigation revealed that the number of children missing in the prime suspect’s area of operation was nine.

Baale Crushes Wife To Death With Jeep

A traditional ruler in Ise Town, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, Taibu Ogunbanjo, is currently cooling his heels in police custody for allegedly crushing his wife to death.

The baale runs a block-moulding factory at Folu, a community in Ibeju Lekki.

Punch Metro learnt that Taibu and his wife, Rotimi Ogunbanjo, got married three years ago, but the marriage had been fraught with misunderstanding and fights.

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, the couple reportedly had a disagreement. After the altercation, Rotimi was said to have gone to the baale’s factory and damaged some blocks on the premises.

Nigerian Man Shares Incredible Weight Loss Photos

A Nigerian man, Emeka Okeke, popularly known as Baba Mutu has shared photos of his incredible weight loss. Emeka used to be very big until he recently shed the weight.Two more photos below…

2019: Imo Assembly Endorses Okorocha’s Son-In-Law For Governor

Crisis brewing in the Imo State House of assembly may have escalated following the Assembly’s endorsement of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as a governorship aspirant in 2019.

Nwosu is currently the Chief of Staff in the Government House.

The House Committee Chairman on Petroleum, Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission and Niger Delta Development Commission, Henry Ezediaro, said Nwosu was the most qualified to take over from his father-in-law, Okorocha.

Ezediaro, who spoke at a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, on Saturday, said the decision to endorse Nwosu was reached after the majority of the state’s lawmakers declared him the best to run for the position.

Toke Makinwa’s Close Look For TWP2

The premiere of the wedding party 2 took place last night and here’s a close look of Toke and her full outfit below…

Ember Month! Man Meets Untimely Death On Way To Bauchi [Photos]

A young man has met his untimely death as he made for Bauchi State. He was said to be travelling in his car when a truck conveying goods climbed on his little car killing him immediately. His corpse was later recovered by other road users who deposited it at a mortuary. That’s the young man in the first photo above posing with his car on a good day.

Photos Of Cristiano Ronaldo's 7-Year-Old Son Taking Control Of The Ball

Cristiano Ronaldo's son may be living proof soccer greatness is genetic.

Check out the 7-year-old taking control of the ball after Saturday's Real Madrid vs. Sevilla La Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain. Real Madrid won the match by a score of 5 - 0.

Cristiano regularly trains his son, so the kid clearly has the Malcolm Gladwell advantage ... the best coach in the world.

Cristiano has primary custody of the boy, although his baby mama takes control when he's on the road with his team.

Meghan Markle's Toronto Home Up For Sale

This is the place Meghan called home while filming "Suits" in Toronto. The house is perfectly nice, but it doesn't compare to her new digs, although the square footage of the cottage she and Harry will be calling home is roughly the same.

Meghan was renting and the house is now up for sale for just under $1.4 million.

Prince Harry frequently visited Meghan and stayed with her in the house. It’s not known if the seller is asking for a premium given that it has tinges of royalty, but that wouldn't be wholly surprising.

There was an open house Saturday and tons of lookiloos came by and ofcourse there was also a bold sign warning "No photography or video."