Friday, 29 April 2016

Bayelsa State Tops the List of States Owing Salaries After CBN Doled out Billions for States to Pay Workers Salary Arrears

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN gave 19 of the 36 states of the federation funds to pay workers’ salary in the bailout package to enable the affected states to pay the backlog of workers’ salary arrears.

However, these funds are being diverted to personal bank account and Bayelsa State tops the list of states owing salaries. The states that benefited from the funds, which the NLC said it would monitor include:

‘Memories of Children I Burnt to Death While They Were Sleeping Haunt me, All Because Their Mother Denied Me Sex

A 26-year old secondary school leaver, Oluwaseyi Babatola, who burnt to death five family members while they were sleeping, says he is being haunted daily by the memories of the children he murdered.

Babatola, who spoke with our correspondent in Abuja, stated that he was disturbed by the thoughts of the two children that died along with their grandmother, mother and uncle, when he set their apartment on fire on April 15, 2015, at Sabongari, Bwari, in the Federal Capital Territory.

The fire consumed the whole building, including the apartment of the Babatolas, and also injured the suspect.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

EFCC Docks Three For N3.7m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, April 28, 2016, arraigned the trio of Patience Owerema, Nwakoba N.Francisca and Okafor Kingsley before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office, forgery, impersonation and diversion of funds to the tune of N3, 766, 160.00(Three Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty-six Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty Naira).

The accused persons allegedly conspired among themselves to divert the sum of N3, 766, 160.00, which was the terminal benefit of the late Udemba Clement, a former employee of NITEL/MTEL and father to the petitioner, Udemba Emmanuel.

Following the death of his father, the petitioner had made efforts to collect the final entitlement\terminal benefits of his father to no avail. The petitioner, however, found out that the money had been paid into a certain account opened by the accused persons in the name of his deceased father.

Photos of Rapper Iggy Azalea Looking Fabulous as She is Featured on Two Different Covers of the May 2016 Issue of #Legend Magazine

Iggy Azalea looked absolutely fabulous on both of her May 2016 covers for #legend magazine.

The 25-year-old rapper who had quite a successful music career is showing off her enviable physique. See more photos inside...

Inability of State to Pay Salaries Despite Bail-Out Matter of Great Concern - President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Abuja that it was a matter of great concern to him that nearly two-thirds of states of the federation are still having difficulties with salary payments despite the bail-out funds provided to them by the Federal Government.

Speaking at a meeting with members of the Nigeria Governor Forum at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said that he was very disturbed by the hardship which state government workers across the country and their families were facing due to the non-payment of salaries.

To ameliorate the hardship being faced by affected workers, the President said that the Federal Government will strive to make more funds available to the states by expediting action on refunds due to them for the maintenance of federal roads and other expenses incurred on behalf of the Federal Government.

Lawyer, 46, Gets N500, 000 Bail Over Alleged Theft of N1million in Lagos

A 46-year-old lawyer, Olagoke Akeusola, who allegedly defrauded one Tolulope Otenaike of N1million was on Thursday granted N500, 000 bail by an Ikeja Senior Magistrates’ Court, Lagos

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Y.R Pinheiro, also ordered Akeusola to produce two sureties in like sum as part of the bail condition.

Pinheiro adjourned the case till May 11 for mention. The accused, who resides at Plot 24 Omole Layout, Ojodu, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Mathew Akhaluode had told the court that the accused committed the offence at Omole Estate, Phase 1, Ojodu, Lagos on Dec. 15, 2015.

‪#‎SaveOurBrother‬: Oluwaseyi Samuel Yahaya Needs a Kidney Transplant and N6Million to be Flown to India to Save His Life

When we wake up Hale and hearty we really don't know the value, thank God For good health always. Dear online family we are right now appealing to well meaning Nigerians To save our brother and great family friend, Oluwaseyi samuel yahaya a lovely married father of 2.

He needs a kidney transplant now, files at the {LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL} and needs to be flown to India to save his life and make his kids accomplish there dreams.
We need Six million Naira(#6,000000).

Nothing is too small, all hands need to be on deck now. Currently on Dialysis running 3 times a week at {LIFE SUPPORT MEDICAL CENTER GRA IKEJA} which is really taking a lot of money right now and in a lot of pain. Please any donation you can make will be highly appreciated :

Don't Judge Tee Billz and Tiwa Savage, Keep Them in Your Prayers Instead - OAP, Daddy Freeze Writes

I woke up this morning to an ordinary day. The weather was perfect and there was a sense of hope that filled the air........ Until I turned my phone on and the world turned upside down. I'm going to be 40 in a few days and I thought I had seen it all. Despite all the rumors about the Baloguns, I always presumed all was well on the Homefront and they were just rumors. 

My phone rang and it was my radio wife @kaylahoniwo calling, after a brief conversation, we both agreed upon the fact that his account must have been hacked. This is not the Tunji I know. The one I know is the most wonderful person on earth and if there is anyone I owe a Favour Tunji is that one person.

"I Wasn't Arrested! Osogbo Policemen Harassed Me and Caused Unnecessary Commotion" - Mercy Aigbe Clears the Air on Her Arrest Story

Its was reported few days ago the actress Mercy Aigbe was arrested and locked up by Osogbo Policemen, after she resisted arrest and insulted the police officers. However, Mercy is telling her own side of the story of how she was harassed and bundled to the police station. She wrote: 
Morning Fam, it has come to my attention that news has been flying around that I was arrested by the police in Osogbo. ..For the records I was never ARRESTED! I was shooting a movie in osogbo and was going for a break with my PA and Driver when we saw a police van chasing us, they later double crossed us, came out of their van and started banging the bonnet of my car asking us to come down. 
I was shocked and scared because I didn't know what was going on. I stepped out of the car to ask them what happened and why they double crossed us in that manner, the policemen started shouting and acting crazy pointing his gun at me. 

Photos: Troops Arrest Boko Haram Terrorists Logistics Elements, Recovers 3 Cars and 55 Bags of Corn

Following reports by some good citizens about Boko Haram terrorists activities and on hearing of very loud explosions near Dikwa on Wednesday 27th April 2016, troops of 22 Brigade embarked on a patrol to Ajiri and Antul villages, South East of Dikwa along Dikwa-Gulumbagana road.

The patrol made contact with Boko Haram logistics elements who specialised in using the 2 villages as base for food storage and other logistics before moving them to Bama and then to Sambisa forest. In the encounter 5 Boko Haram terrorists were arrested comprising 3 adults and 2 minors.

Celebs Reach Out To Teebillz After Hinting He Will Commit Suicide and Accessing Tiwa Savage's Mum of Witchcraft

 Tunji Balogun's celebrity friends have started reaching out to him after he asked God to please accept his soul; hinting he might take his own life.  Banky W and Seyilaw went on his page to plead with him. His former associate, Saucekid ( Sinzu ), however said he isn't surprised by his Instagram meltdown. Read all the post inside...

Smoking Hot! Amber Rose Puts Her Curves Display a Skin Tight Long-Sleeve Polo Neck Leotard, in Sexy Instagram Shoot

Amber Rose is smoking in her latest Instagram shoot flaunting her curves in a skin tight long-sleeve polo neck leotard, which she provocatively pulls up the sides. She captioned the shot, 'Lick it,' 

2,500 Women to Benefit from Free Cancer, Diabetes Screening in Ibadan – Aisha Buhari

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has said that 2,500 women will receive free screening for cancer, diabetes, blood pressure and malaria through her Pet Project, ``Future Assumed’’, in Ibadan on Thursday.

Buhari made the disclosure in Ibadan on Wednesday when she visited Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Salisu Adetunji, in his palace.

She said that the screening had become necessary as it would enable them to know their health status early and improve their health.

She said breast and cervical cancer, blood pressure, diabetes and malaria were major killer diseases across the global and could be prevented or managed through regular check-ups.

Photos: President Buhari Receives Enugu State Governor H.E. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as He Condoles with People of Enugu State in Statehouse

President Buhari received Enugu State Governor H.E. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as he condoles with People of Enugu State in Statehouse on 27th April 2016...

EFCC Arrests Fidelity Bank MD for Receiving Diezani’s $115m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, and some officials for allegedly receiving $115m from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The EFCC also arrested the bank’s Head of Operations, Mr. Martins Izuogbe, for his role in the alleged scam, which the anti-graft agency described as unprecedented.

A reliable source in the commission on Wednesday told our correspondent on condition of anonymity that during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election, Diezani invited Okonkwo to help her handle some cash, which would be disbursed to electoral officials and groups.

The source disclosed that the fraud was uncovered when the EFCC began investigations into how officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom states received N675.1m.

Tiwa Savege's Marriage Hits the Rock! Her Husband Tunji Balogun Accuse Her of Sleeping with Don Jazzy, Dr Sid and 2Face

Tiwa Savage and husband, Tunji Balogun, part ways as Tunji makes shocking revelations about Tiwa, her mother, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid and 2Face in shocking Instagram rant! Read all the post inside...

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

President Buhari Condemns the Attack on Ukpabi Nimbo by Fulani Herdsmen, Says the Upsurge of Attacks is Now a National Priority

Following continuing reports of attacks by "herdsmen" on communities across the country, particularly Monday's attack on Ukpabi Nimbo in Enugu State, President Muhammadu Buhari assures all Nigerians, once again, of his administration's continued commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property in all parts of the country.

President Buhari unreservedly condemns the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo on other such acts of extreme violence against communities in other states of the Federation.

Acting on the President's directive, the Inspector-General of Police and heads of the nation's other security agencies are already taking urgent steps to fully investigate the attacks, apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Photos of President Buhari with Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun in Statehouse

President Buhari with R-L: Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun, Chief of Staff Abba Kyari, Managing Director of World Bank Ms. Sri Mulyani, Vice President of World Bank Mr. Jan Walliser, Country Director Rachid Benmessaoud and Senior Director Ms. Mamtha Murthi shortly in Statehouse on 27th April, 2016...

Photos: Mercy Johnson Enjoy Swimming With Her Husband and Two Kids, Purity and Henry

Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, her husband and their two kids are spending some quality time together while giving their children Purity and baby Henry some swimming lessons. She captioned the photos:
"Any reason why he looks at me and I get shy? Hmmmm love is wantintin. Awesome God,we're not perfect but we are happy"

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Photos: Paul Okoye Debuts New Look, Hit the Gym to Get His 'Superman' Physique Back

Paul is currently in South Africa with his brother Peter, but Paul is more interested in getting them six pack. See more photos inside...

N2.5bn Fraud: PDP's Campaign Director Nenadi Usman, Returns N140m and Surrenders Two Houses

After being detained for about four days, a former Finance Minister, Senator Esther Nenadi Usman, has reportedly made a substantial refund of the cash said to have been given to her by the Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA.

A competent source at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, confirmed that the powerful female Kaduna politician, who served   as the Director of Finance for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation, reportedly received N2.5 billion from the N4 billion that was released from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on the orders of Colonel Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser,NSA, in the heat of the 2015 elections.

EFCC sources claimed that Usman had unhindered access to huge cash, some of which the EFCC said came from the CBN.

2016 Budget: Presidency and National Assembly Resolve Differences - Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, says all the grey areas in the 2016 Budget have been resolved.

Saraki said this on Tuesday night while speaking with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

Buhari met with the leadership and principal officers of the National Assembly, as part of efforts to resolve the 2016 budget impasse.

Saraki said that the lawmakers came to inform the President and his team of the solutions they had found to the budget impasse.

He said that both sides agreed on the way forward and assured Nigerians that the process would be completed in a matter of days.

41-Year-Old Man Arrested for Raping Four-Year-Old Inside Toilet in Lagos State

A 41-year-old man, Adeniyi Adewale, aka Baba Adura, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping his neighbour’s four-year-old daughter, Busola (pseudonym) inside a toilet.

They live in Amuwo Odofin in the FESTAC Town area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the report of medical tests carried out on the minor at the Mirabel Centre, Ikeja, Lagos State University, indicated that she had bruises in her private parts while her hymen was ruptured.

According to the girl, she was in the toilet when Baba Adura barged in on March 16, loosened his belt and raped her.

In her report to the police, she said, “I just came back from the school on that day and went to the toilet. Baba Adura entered the toilet, removed his belt and raped me. When my sister came back, I told her what Baba Adura did to me.”

Photo: Policeman’s Wife Stabs Neighbour for Laughing at Her

There was a breach of the peace on Etunrere Street in the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Monday after the wife of a policeman attached to the state police command allegedly stabbed her neighbour, Mrs. Olaitan Ayobami.

The cop’s wife, Mrs. Desola Ochoche, fled the residence afterwards, leaving Ayobami for dead. Ayobami was later rushed to a private hospital in the area.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the attack was caused by a scuffle between the duo on Sunday when Ochoche reportedly challenged Ayobami to a duel for laughing at her.

It was gathered that they were separated only for the fight to resume around 6am on Monday when Ayobami, a teacher, wanted to bathe.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Photos: President Buhari Meets with Principal Officers of the Senate and House of Representatives at the State House

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Principal Officers of the Senate and House of Representatives at the State House earlier today (Tuesday, April 26th, 2016). 

Buhari accompanied by Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Staff Mallam Abba Kyari, Minister of National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, SSAP (SENATE) Sen Ita Enang and SSAP (House) Sulieman Kawu meeting with leadership of National Assembly among whom are President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki, Speaker Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara and other Principal staff. 

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