Oh dear! The Olumofin brothers have been asked to leave the wedding ceremony they both dressed up to attend this afternoon. We really can’t tell why they were asked to leave, but sources say, the bride was scared they might cause some fracas on her special day especially when they arrived with soldiers.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
The Standard Media editor who delivered a blow to African quality journalism by promoting gender stereotyping and sexism by knowingly publishing false stories about women in Tanzania and Eritrea has been moved from his job. According to Kenyan media reports, Standard Media Group Digital Editor, David Ohito who approved two hoax stories was moved to another job.
Standard Group Digital Editor, David Ohito has tarnished the groups image and overall credibility and has been transferred to Kisumu to ‘put things in order’, a statement published by Kenyan Business read.
Two stories could have triggered the move by the media group according to close sources – the ban on mini-skirts in Tanzania and compulsory polygamy in Eritrea – could have necessitated the action.
Tanzania vehemently protested the story, with the office of President John Pombe Magufuli releasing a statement on the Standard, which was forced to pull out the story and apologise. Eritrean Information Minister, Yemane Gebremeskel, was not impressed either and expressed his disgust at the negative light in which Eritrea had been portrayed.
An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, a deputy detective superintendent, has been arrested for offences bordering on extortion, influence peddling and impersonation, the commission said in a statement Friday.
The officer was arrested on Monday following intelligence report alleging that he extorted $150,000 from some military officers on the pretext that he would help give them a soft landing in the ongoing investigation into the arms deal scandal.
Upon his arrest, a search was executed on his residence in Abuja where the following items were recovered: $20,000 cash, N500, 000 cash, two police uniforms bearing his name with the ranks of Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, Police warrant card No: 27/2014 with the rank of DSP allegedly obtained from Kano Constabulary office, documents relating to military arms investigation and account information of several senior military officers.
“It has always been something I wanted to do. I’m going to be 32 this year, so obviously, I’m not getting younger. Apart from the age thing, this is also someone that I love so much. So the proposal is just the right thing to do at this time.’’
On why he decided to marry a non-Yoruba woman, GT said;
‘I don’t see love as a tribal thing; it’s about what you feel about a person, and it happens to you naturally. I think one of the problems Nigerians have is that we don’t truly love ourselves. The moment we love ourselves, we’ll see ourselves as Nigerians first and foremost.”
On when the wedding ceremony will take place, he said; “I will be getting married before the end of the year.”
Heard he is already on his way back to Nigeria.
Sad! 14-16 Year-Old Female Secondary Sch Students Join Eiye Fraternity, Leader Initiates Them With S3x
Eight secondary school students have been arrested by the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for being cult members.
The suspects, five boys and three girls were between ages of 14 and 16 belong to the Eiye fraternity.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the leader of the gang who initiated the female members reportedly had s3x with them to welcome them to the group. They were arrested in Akure by officials of the command following a tip off.
Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested the wife of a suspected kidnapper, Mrs. Mercy Okachi, over the abduction of a youth leader in the state.
Okachi was arrested at her residence in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area after a cash sum of N10 million being the ransom paid was traced to the house of her fleeing husband, Kendiri Okachi.
Surprisingly, Mrs. Okachi’s arrest was used to negotiate the release of the kidnap victim (name withheld for security reason).
The Task Force investigating the alleged diversion of $2.1bn meant for arms procurement under the immediate past administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has embarked on a discrete investigation into the former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, Punch reports.
It was gathered that the team of EFCC investigators had traced the sum of N4.75bn to the account of Silva McNamara Limited with Diamond Bank with links to the family of the former minister.
A top operative of the commission, who confided in a punch correspondent, said that the company had two sons of the former minister on its board. The names of the relatives on the company’s board are Gbolahan Obanikoro and Babajide Obanikoro.
Most of you will remember him in a previous post we made on him. He said he thought it was the blessing of God in disguise.
On a 2005 edition of Mitsubishi Pajero parked on the premises of the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, was a church sticker bearing the picture of a 32-year-old Presbyterian pastor from Umuahia, Abia State, Rev. Titus Onwuchekwa. In bold letters beside the pastor’s photo on the sticker are the words “Too blessed to be cursed”.
True to those words, Onwuchekwa, who was paraded alongside two notorious stolen car dealers by the police during the week explained that he thought God had brought a blessing his way, when he bought the SUV for a mere N350,000.
Double Wahala singer, Oritsefemi is very upset at the interview his ex-manger, Danku granted where he said he brought him out of the slum and made him who he is today. Oritsefemi who claims he only met Danku in 2014 after he released his famous song, Double Wahala and was already a star said what Danku is doing is called defamation of character and he would be dragging him to court. He also said, he buried Danku’s grandmother on his behalf because he was broke and his family knows all of this. Oritsefemi went ahead to say, even the business his mother does today was funded by him. He said he had to help her with N1m and got her extra equipment.
He said a lot and also accused Danku of disappearing with his Acura MDX SUV and his money in his care. Below are the exact things Oritsefemi said to Saturday Beats right after the cut. Wahala wa o, we don’t even know who to believe again…
Friday, January 29, 2016
The Federal Government on Friday warned Nigerians against travelling to Latin America nations following the outbreak of Zika virus in the region.
Pregnant women were particularly asked to steer clear of the region and the restriction subsists until further notice.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, while issuing the travel advice called for closer monitoring and screening of passengers at various ports of entry in the country, especially for those who had visited Latin America recently.
Adewole directed the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to include Zika virus diagnosis as part of ongoing effort to manage Lassa fever outbreak in the country.
Avian Influenza, popularly referred to as bird flu which has returned back to Nigeria has now affected 2.5 million chickens and has spread to 18 states in Nigeria. According to the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, this has resulted in the loss of several billions of Naira.
The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, NIAS, Dr. Godwin Oyedeji while explain further on this said,
“By the last count, I think as of yesterday (Thursday), not less than 2.5 million chickens have been infected and over 700 farms have been affected nationwide. From one incidence in one state and moving to two states, it has increased and I think by now we are having it in not less than 18 states,” he affirmed.
Trust students to be bold and OAU students are exceptionally bold, lol. So today, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was at Obafemi Awolowo University where he went to deliver a lecture titled ‘Nexus between corruption and underdevelopment of Nigeria’ at the Faculty of Arts and students bombarded him saying, ‘Tell Buhari to probe our VC, Tell Buhari to probe our VC’. As if that was not enough, one of the students who were allowed to ask Mr Mohammed a question, boldly stood up and said;
“Our halls of residence are in bad shape and my colleagues are saying probe Omole (VC) and so on. It is not only at the national level that the government should concentrate its fight against corruption, it should come to universities and we welcome President Buhari’s war against corruption on OAU campus,” as the entire students present screamed and applauded him.
Meanwhile the minister promised to meet with the VC to discuss the issue of students’ union leaders who are currently under suspension. This just makes you miss school days.... Another photo below...
The Supreme Court in Nigeria has sacked PDP Senators from Anambra State, which includes Stella Oduah and Andy Uba. Also affected are members of the House of Representatives elected on the ticket of the PDP.
Chris Uba, younger brother to Mr. Andy Uba, and Prince Emeka are expected to take over seats vacated by Mr. Andy Uba and Stella Oduah respectively. Former Senator Annie Okonkwo is also in line to represent the PDP in a forthcoming election to fill a senatorial seat held by Uche Ekwunife who was sacked last December by the Court of Appeal.
No fewer than 35 buildings in the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra State were sealed today for refusal of the owners to pay property rate of over N150 million.
According to the the Head, Human Resources and Administration, Anambra Property and Land Use Charge (APLUC), Chinenye Okafor, the closure followed various court judgments obtained against the tax evaders. According to her, they have been pleading for the past 2 years to pay up, but nothing has come forth.
The affected buildings include commercial banks, hotels, business plazas, filling stations, hospitals, residential homes as well as primary and secondary schools. She however said more buildings will also be closed down. Hear her;
A Federal High Court in Abuja has turned down a bail request by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The court said today that Mr. Kanu must remain in prison pending his trial for alleged treason.
Mr. Kanu has been in detention since his arrest in October. The government accuses him of running an underground radio that spreads hate messages in a push for the creation of independent state of Biafra. More photos of him in court below.
Only five people in the entire world are now richer than Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook founder and CEO (also America's favorite dad) saw his net worth surge overnight Wednesday to around $47 billion on the strength of the social network's latest quarterly results, pushing Zuckerberg up to number six on the list of the world's richest people, according to data from Bloomberg's Billionaires Index.
Zuckerberg overtook Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers known for pouring money into Republican coffers, and now sits behind a couple of his tech cohorts in the rankings, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Health we all know is wealth, the progress of anyone or nation is tied to the health of its people. This was stressed recently by Dr. Bolaji Adebiyi, the Chief Medical Officer of Alimosho General Hospital during an interview program Hard Facts on Nigeria Info 93.7FM.
His interview was quite revealing as it highlighted the challenges faced in health care service and the intervention programmes provided to mitigated and sustain support for valuable healthcare solutions.
First, he revealed that the hospital is Lagos’ busiest hospital referring to Alimosho as a Local government area with a population density that exceeds that of Bayelsa state and recording the highest population numbers in all of the country. Dr. Adebiyi stated that the hospital’s ability to meet the needs of over 24,000 patients monthly with only 450 staff strength made up of doctors, nurses, pharmacist is a daily feat.
A press statement from her Press Secretary....
Senator Stella Oduah (Anambra North) has called for the establishment of an inland container terminal in Onitsha, Anambra State to enhance production. Speaking at the interactive session of the Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, she emphasized the need to encourage more export in the face of the dwindling economy.
The Managing Director of Nigeria Export - Import Bank, NEXIM Robert Orya briefed the Committee on its activities in general and the various challenges they are currently facing as an institution. She congratulated the Manging Director of the bank for making the country proud in 2015, and noted a number of expectations from the development bank.
According to Sarah Ofili, there’s a fake agency claiming to have affiliate with her and even offering ladies mouth-watering modelling deals as long as they are willing to pay. Apparently some of them got duped by this fake outlet and decided to reach out to Sarah through her social media pages to know if she truly runs the agency or has an affiliate with them. Sarah has however issued a disclaimer saying she knows nothing about it. Some of the munched tweets she sent in right after the cut.
Like joke like joke we both are getting older. Today is your birthday and once again I can't help but to celebrate you in the open, what I have always done for the past 37yrs of our married life. Celebrating our extraordinary life together. I hope that our togetherness over the years have taught some people about perseverance, tolerance, discipline and love.
You know our marriage has not been a bed of roses like that, but we have stayed loyal together through all kinds of terrible weather, never strayed, through all the challenges, battling so many winches and wizards, through tick and thin, even in poverty and great hopelessness. I have been our soldier, protecting this fragile thing called marriage. E no easyooooooooo.
The new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has commissioned seven new buses worth N56m to ease transportation difficulties in Ile-Ife. The Oba said he partnered with Olofin Micro Finance Bank, Ile-Ife to make this possible. While speaking during the commissioning the Managing Director of Olofin Micro Finance Bank, Mr. Toyin Olufolahan also said the buses would be assessed by cooperative societies and they would pay within two years.
The Oba however encouraged indigenes to come out in their numbers and enjoy the free health care service he is rendering to the people of the community saying, if the people are not healthy there would be no individuals to rule.
The police in Lagos have arrested two undergraduates for allegedly raping a job-seeker, identified only as Nike, and robbing her of valuables in the Igando area of the state.
Punch Metro learnt that the suspects, identified as Valentine and Kusimo, allegedly took turns to rape their victim after luring her into a hotel.
Valentine, an indigene of Imo State, was said to be seeing off the 27-year-old with the hope that she would not raise the alarm when Nike suddenly called for help. The suspects were subsequently arrested and taken to the Igando Police Division.
The immediate former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has said he is proud he laid the foundation for Buhari to fight and defeat Boko Haram insurgents. While speaking Wednesday night during a programme titled, ‘Focus on Africa’ aired on an international news and current affairs television channel based in Paris, France 24, the former president said, the equipment they bought are the ones the President is still using and they have been recording breakthroughs with them. He said;
“Of course, you know the new government is working hard and I believe they are still using the equipment we procured.
“The 2016 budget is still being debated and no new equipment has been bought. So, even what the new government is still using to prosecute the war is the equipment we procured. I believe that with what we left behind, and the new ones they would acquire, this issue of Boko Haram will be taken to a logical conclusion.”
He also refused to comment on the recent happenings in the country saying it is a very sensitive issue and he won’t be saying anything about it now.
The child was on his way to the 16th Avenue Elementary School with his mother, Monali Gavali, when a large raccoon attacked him from behind and proceeded to bite and scratch him in the face
‘Within a second, he screamed, “Mommy,” then I turn around and saw that he was on the ground... something was there, something was on his back,' Ms Gavali said.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Sony Music has finally spoken about the deal they signed with Davido despite many Nigerians doubting it. Even when his name was listed on Sony Music’s website and we brought it here, some still said anyone could have altered that and insert his name. Anyway, the body has finally confirmed Davido has one of their artists and now says they can’t wait to show him to the world.
‘Working with incredible talent like Davido heralds a new era for Sony Music Entertainment Africa on the continent. We couldn’t be prouder of our partnership with Davido and we are extremely keen to support his vision to succeed at the highest level in our industry,’ Sean Watson, Managing Director, Sony Music Entertainment Africa said.
Adam Granite, President, Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa also said;
Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna State Governor has announced the suspension of a traditional ruler in the state over drug offences.
The Village Head of Goma in Gimi District of Danga Local Government Area, Alhaji Danladi Ibrahim was said to be in possession of 1.5kg India hemp and has been taken into custody by the State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Governor El-rufai, through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan. announced today that the suspension was with immediate effect.
From Pm News
An appeal court sitting in Lagos, south west Nigeria has adjourned for judgement the appeal filed by star actress and former beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima challenging the judgement of a Lagos High Court which sentenced her to five years imprisonment for causing the death of a Lagos medical doctor, Giwa Suraj.
The embattled actress was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi for reckless driving which caused the death of one Dr. Giwa Suraj in an auto accident along Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos State. The deceased was a staff of one of Lagos state owned hospitals.
At the hearing of the appeal today, the appellate court presided over by Justice U.I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu (Mrs.) adjourned for judgement in the appeal after counsel adopted their written addresses.
It will be recalled that Metuh was remanded with respect to the charges of fraudulent receipt of N400m from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014 and money laundering involving separate $2m cash transaction. The charges were preferred against him and his company, Destra Investments Limited. Another photo below...
Obasanjo Is Still Angry That The Senate 9 Years Ago Took His Money & Refused To Pass The 3rd Term Bill- Dino Melaye
In a letter dated January 13 and addressed to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing the lawmakers of fixing and earning salaries and allowances far above what the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission approved for them and also accused them of corruption, impunity, greed and repeatedly breaking the nation’s laws, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Dino Melaye, today deemed it fit to reply the letter describing all what the ex-president wrote as “a misplacement of anger.”
According to Dino, Obasanjo is yet to forgive the then members of the National Assembly who took his money and never passed the 3rd term bill. He however begged the ex-president to forgive and also reminded him that theirs is a new assembly, and not the one that ruled under his government that took his money, hence he shouldn’t direct is anger to them. His exact words after the cut.
A gang of armed robbers allegedly led by a female who posed as a nurse, has reportedly snatched an 18-seater Hiace bus belonging to a Benin-based private commercial transport company, Agbonifo Line.
The female robber who reportedly dressed in nurse uniform, was said to have led other members of her gang in the robbery operation to snatch the vehicle marked DGE 317 XB and chassis No: JTFRX12PV08042624, at gunpoint along the Ekpoma-Agbor road in the state.
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the robbers from his hospital bed where he is being treated for injuries he sustained from the robbers’ attack, the driver of the bus, Anthony Nwaosa, said the suspect chartered the bus from the company’s park at Ekpoma, Esan West local government area of Edo state and informed the driver that she wanted to go and convey computers her husband imported from abroad.
There has been a new development after Seun Bankole decided to do an article on The Ark Insurance for delaying in their pledge to replace his damaged vehicle. As expected, the story caught their attention and another meeting was scheduled between The Ark Brokers ably represented by Mr Tayo Awogboro and Mr Seun Bankole. This time however, the tone had changed… so let’s take some steps backward and fill some loop holes. Some of us pay attention to details.
• When the clash happened that Saturday morning, it was gathered that there were nine fully grown horses in the truck that hit Mr. Bankole’s car. ‘Horses in transit'
• Funny, a Manager at the Ark office mentioned that what if one of the horses had died, displaying concern for the animals which apparently belongs to them…at the expense of four human lives that were risked in that accident. Continue...
There was a show of shame recently at the premises of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after one of the operatives allegedly battered a 19-year old canteen attendant he allegedly impregnated in Lagos.
The teenager was allegedly assaulted at the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos where the operative works as exhibit keeper.
The victim, Blessing Nwokpa, who was a canteen attendant at the EFCC premises was allegedly impregnated by the EFCC operative identified as Okeke Edward, who refused to take responsibility for the pregnancy.
At least, 100 shops and three cars have been burnt in an early morning fire which engulfed Jakande Market at Ikosi, Ketu in Lagos.
Fire servicemen, officials of the Lagos State Fire Service and others battled the fire after they were notified of the inferno. The fire was said to have begun around 4:00am, with goods worth millions of naira destroyed in the inferno.
Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe said three trucks with 10,000 litres of water each were mobilised to the scene immediately to quell it.
Many traders were left to recount their huge losses as the inferno caused great devastation to the market. More photos below.
Oh dear, Standard Newspaper on Monday published the story and misled all of us, LOL. A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa has turned out to be FALSE.
"Even a madman in [the Eritrean capital] Asmara would know that this story was not true," an Eritrean official told the BBC.
The hoax was first published online on a Kenyan news site called Crazy Monday. Some men have even declared their readiness to relocate to Eritrea to find a new wife.
Crazy Monday, which is published by the Standard newspaper, is well known for its focus on scandalous stories and gossip as part of an attempt to attract a younger readership, says Mathias Muindi from the BBC's media monitoring service unknown to us.