We are reading reports that the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has been sacked. No report has been made available to the Presidency by the Attorney General of the federation over the matter. The report of his sack is therefore speculative and preemptive.
Saturday, 31 December 2016
I Truly Wish I Could Change Every Bad Situation For Your Sake And For Peace - Ubi Writes Open Letter To His Son, Jayden
Letter To My Son @jaydenubifranklin
Son, witnessing your birth was not just an experience; it was a miracle (the beauty of a child being born is nothing but pure joy). You came and melted my heart, taught me to love, taught me to forgive and see things differently. My past experiences made me one who was easily provoked but God always uses something, or someone to change people, to break them, and for me; my SON and some self discipline did.
You have also thought me to admit my mistakes and apologize for them, even when I think I’m not wrong but may have upset someone, apologize! It takes NOTHING from you but gives you EVERYTHING!!! Son, your magical smile is what I love - Dad Loves you dearly - and will do all to make you happy for my days are better because of you. I have a whole new perspective to life and have experienced another side of life all because of you. (Thank God).
A 42-year-old woman, Omolade Omoniyi, who is now late, has revealed in a video released by her family how she believed the house of her husband, a pastor with the Christ Apostolic Church, Onigbogbo, Atan Ota, Ogun State, Pastor Olusegun Omoniyi, was bewitched, making her sick till she died.
The release of the video is coming more than 10 months after she died following what her family termed “mysterious attacks” which had forced her to flee her matrimonial home.
The deceased woman’s family told Saturday PUNCH that the video, which is one of many that were recorded few days before Omolade died, was shot in order to get her personal accounts on record.
“Please for God’s sake, don’t let me die. Take me to wherever you know I will get help. I have been calling you (her husband), but you ignored my calls. Everybody help me to beg him. I have taken three pints of blood, but I excreted them all away. Help me, I don’t want to die,” she said in one part of the video.
Friday, 30 December 2016
The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi yesterday celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife.
To celebrate the day, the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s Governor shared these photos on his Instagram page. Happy 25th anniversary to them.
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Femi Fani-Kayode Receives Sec. Gen. Of CAN, Pastors And Leaders From Southern Kaduna And Shiite Muslim Leaders
I had the honor of receiving Rev. Musa Asake, the Sec. Gen. of CAN, in my home a few days before Christmas.
He is a courageous and truly wonderful man and I was struck by his extraordinary humility. We discussed the situation in the country and particularly the marginalisation, persecution, slaughter and genocide that Christians are being subjected to in our nation today with particular reference to Kaduna state and the north.
Two days later Southern Kaduna, which is where he comes from, was attacked by the Fulani militants and herdsmen and many innocent people were butchered. He spoke about it in the interview that I posted below.
The Nigerian Army said the new Boko Haram video was undergoing a forensic analysis, adding that the troops were still making concerted effort to clear the hiding places of the terrorists.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, who stated this in a statement on Thursday, said:
The attention of the Nigerian Army is drawn to a video clip released by Boko Haram Terrorist group from an undisclosed location a while ago, showing its purported leader, making spurious claims.
While effort is on going to subject the video for further forensic analysis, the Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that it has captured and occupied the last known stronghold of the terrorists group in the Sambisa forest.
A 61-year-old man, Timothy Onyeukwu, has been arrested by the Abia State Police Command for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl and keeping her as a sex slave in a hotel in Aba.
Onyeukwu was alleged to have tricked the victim into the hotel with ice cream and N200 and held her hostage for months. The suspect was apprehended after the police got a tip-off and swooped on him at the hideout.
The victim was said to have been rescued and reunited with her parents. The suspect was among many others paraded at the command headquarters in Umuhaia, the Abia state capital, on Wednesday.
Onyeukwu, in his statement blamed the devil for the act, saying he was forced to sleep with the victim after she made series of demand from him.
Thursday, 29 December 2016
"I Want To Be Alive," Veteran Nollywood Actor, Prince James Uche, Who Is Suffering From Renal Failure Beg Nigerians For Help
Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche, who has been at the hospital struggling to survive is reportedly, now blind. He is said to be suffering from renal failure. He reportedly needs about N11million for his kidney transplant and eye surgery in India.
In a post today, his son said: "Living a happy life of contentment was our family's greatest plan until our father Prince James Uche fell sick; everything changed.
Our lives and that of dad has been under the mercy of some Good Samaritans who has assisted us all these while in paying dad's hospital bills; clothing us and making sure we feed twice or thrice a day; but today we're helpless as the Samaritans says they've also ran out of resources to continue dad's treatment.
Photos: President Buhari Receives Special Envoy Of H.E. Muhammadou Issoufou, President Of Niger Republic In Statehouse
President Buhari with Ambassador of Niger to Nigeria H.E. Mansour Maman, Minister of Petroleum Resources Niger Republic H.E. Foumakoye Gado and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hajia Bukar Ibrahim.
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I Wrote JAMB 7 Times, WAEC 4 Times And Pre-Degree 2 Times, People Called Me A Failure But Today I Have Masters Degree - Precious Ogbueri
After my secondary education, I decided to further my studies. I wrote the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th JAMB exams and they were all cancelled. I decided to take the bull by the horn. I went to Enugu State University for a pre-degree program. On the completion of the program, I was offered a course in faculty of Science but the cultism in the institution as at then was unbearable for me, having being attacked twice.
I decided to use the 5th JAMB that was released to study at University of Port Harcourt. Then ASUU had a protracted strike that lasted for over six months, I needed to write a 6th JAMB and I scored 274 but that score couldn’t offer me admissions as the two JAMBS were combined because the strike entered another year. After the first 6yrs at home, WAEC too was cancelling my results and I wrote WAEC/NECO four times. I was frustrated, mocked, criticized and called a failure. Some of my classmates were already youth Corpers.
Actor Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) Pens Heartfelt Message To Wife Jumobi, As They Celebrate Their 16th Wedding Anniversary
"Jumobi to the world, Aabike to me. The mother of my kids, love of my life, my rock, my shield, my baby, my woman, my everything. I want to say thank you but that's not enough, I want to say I love you that's still not enough, I want to say God bless you and that also seems inadequate for all you have been to me and the kids.
You have kept me grounded, loved me unconditionally, prayed with me and for me and gone without to ensure I shine. You know how when close friends and family ask "How is bros?" and you respond with "He's there, I still haven't killed him in his sleep yet" they laugh at the humour but I smile with admiration because I know the truth. The truth is that you have consistently tolerated me and all my excesses and for that I am extremely grateful.
Arik Air Passenger Shares Heartbreaking Photos OfCustomers Sleeping On The Floor At The Lagos Airport, Over Flight Delay
Tonye Ibiama wrote,
"I have not seen this type of wickedness from an airline. After people will say buy Naija to grow the Naira yet the naija is too mean to its own people. How do you keep your passengers from 6am to the time of this write up without a word at the Lagos international airport? .
People have slept over night there without answers. I am a victim and this is my last with Arik air. I have tried so much but who send me? When you approach NCAA to complain they don't even seem to have a hold or make this airline to speak to someone. Even the consumer protection means nothing in this country. God help us. Arik is a joke."
President Buhari with Director Cabinet of Prime Minister Mr Djalo Pires, Prime Minister Gen. Umar Mokhtar Sissoco Embalo and Minister of State Foreign Affairs Hajia Khadija Bukar Ibrahim.
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Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu will be officially called Toyin Abraham from now onwards. She released a statement saying:
Multiple-Award winning actress formerly known as Toyin Aimakhu will be called Toyin ABRAHAM from now onwards. The actress said the reason behind her name change, "is a family decision and will like to be officially addressed as Toyin Abraham henceforth." Presently the actress is busy working on her new project; Alakada Reloaded.
The Nigerian police said they have arrested a man plotting, with some other people at large, to bomb the pivotal Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. The suspected bomber was identified as Abiodun Amos alias SENTI.
In a statement, the police described him as the leader of the Militant Gang planning to bomb the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos. He was arrested on 2nd of November, 2016 in a hideout at the bank of Majidun River in Ikorodu area of Lagos State and two AK 47 rifles recovered from his possession.
”The principal suspect is an Ijaw man and a Native of Ese Odo LGA of Ondo State. He is an Explosives Expert who specializes in assembling and modifying large scale Improvised Explosives Devices (IED) for terrorist act.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Tameka “Tiny” Harris has reportedly filed for divorce from husband, rapper T.I., after six years of marriage.
According to TMZ, Tiny, 41, filed earlier this month in Henry County, Georgia. The two married in 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida, and have three children together: King, 12; Major Philant, 8; Heiress Diana, 9 months. Tiny, who was born Tameka Cottle, also has an older daughter, Zonnique Pullins, from a previous relationship.
T.I., 36, has other children from previous relationships, as well: Messiah, Domani and Deyjah.
Floyd Mayweather has been at the center of issues in their marriage after T.I. and the professional boxer were involved in a brawl in Vegas back in 2014.
'I Went Through Pregnancy Like It Was Nothing, Got A House And A New Car, Credit To Baby' - Ex-Beauty Queen Dabota Lawson Writes
Ex beauty queen Dabota Lawson who delivered her baby in USA on October 8 reflect on how 2016 has been good to her. She wrote:
We made it baby girl ,we did good this year . We started a new family , went through pregnancy like it was nothing, got that big ol house we always wanted, added a new car , business been steady growing , we traveled . Girl ,you invested in yourself, you put all your energy into your goals and dreams ,instead of temporary people and things . Every member of your family and your real friends are alive and well .
God really smiled on you this year . Remember baby said in two years you'll be thankful because He's going to change your world and teach you new things in a way you've never experienced before ?. Well look at you now . Just a year later ..Without being a social media nuisance ( credit to baby😜) . it's amazing what you can do and get when you QUIETLY , CLEARLY and AUTHORITATIVELY DEMAND it. when you don't concern yourself with what everybody else is doing .
The Federal Government will spend N400m on the purchase of vehicles for the nation’s former heads of government and their deputies in 2017.
The figure formed part of the N9.882bn budgeted for the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for the year.
According to the details of the 2017 Appropriation Bill currently before the National Assembly obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday, N280.099m was budgeted for the purchase of vehicles for seven former Presidents and Heads of State.
Further details showed that N120.090m would be used to procure vehicles for four former Vice-Presidents and ex-Chiefs of General Staff.
The Federal government payroll has been rid of 50,000 ghost workers, saving the country a huge amount of N200 billion. The amount N13 billion has been taken off the payroll monthly from February to December this year.
Speaking with State House correspondents at an interactive meeting to mark the end the year, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu announced that 11 persons championing the syndicate of ghost workers have been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
"The flagship program of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to rid the system of fraud and instill good governance is on course. Through a notable initiative, the Efficiency Unit of the Federal Ministry of Finance, the government has embarked on the continuous auditing of the salaries and wages of government departments.
Stand-up comedian Fagade Olufemi Ademola aka ties the knot in grand style with his beautiful girlfriend Toyosi in a simple but elegant wedding.
Omobaba proposed to his girlfriend of six years at his best friends wedding where he played the role of best man and they tied the knot over the cLife as a married man for the Christmas season.
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Tuesday, 27 December 2016
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday said it arrested two suspects with cocaine at the Murtalla Mohammed International Airport
A statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, said one of the suspects was arrested on his way to Hong Kong after ingesting cocaine.
“Another suspect, who lives in Athens, Greece, was also apprehended in connection with unlawful possession of wraps of substances that tested positive to cocaine.
“The arrests were made at the MMIA, Lagos, during screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight to Hong Kong and Egypt Airline flight to Athens.
The premises of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mega Station located at the Control Post junction in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has been deserted following the alleged killing of one Friday Nduka, by a police Inspector, Mike Edem, who was on duty at the station.
The victim, who returned from Malaysia for his wedding in Owerri on December 27, 2016, hailed from the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
He was reportedly shot dead on December 22 by the trigger-happy policeman, who is now at large, in the presence of his fiancée and younger brother. An eyewitness said that Nduka got into in a serious argument with one of the pump attendants over his missing iPhone 7.
Some suspected ritual killers have stormed the residence of a family of five children on Saka Adegbose Street, off Olu Odo Road, Ikorodu.
The assailants, who struck on Sunday, killed two siblings, Azeezat Oriade and Abeeb Oriade.
Two of the remaining siblings – Abdulazeez and Jamiu – were said to be in a critical condition at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the four victims were sleeping in the living room while their mother and one other daughter were in the bedroom when the assailants struck around 1am.
Following the clearance of Boko Haram terrorists stronghold in Sambisa forest and confidence building visit to celebrate the Yuletide period with troops in Operation LAFIYA DOLE by the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army led by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, over 3,000 refugees and internally displaced persons returned to Damasak town, Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State today.
To receive the returnees was a combined team of Local Government Officials, traditional rulers, village elders, and religious leaders. Similarly, the Military, Civilian JTF and Vigilantes screened the returnees.
Monday, 26 December 2016
THE Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Sergeant Promise Ukwuoma and an employee of Access Bank, Rumuolumeni Branch, Samuel Ndudiri, identified as members of a criminal gang who attempted to rob the bank.
The policeman and the bank worker were said to have been apprehended after a discreet investigation by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team with assistance from the Technical Intelligence Unit of the Nigeria Police.
According to an online statement, which was confirmed by the State Police Public Relations Officers, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, the duo, were arrested at about 11.35 hours on Friday.
It will be recalled that operatives of the Command on Thursday foiled what would have been a major bank robbery in the state and arrested three suspects.
'I Want A Baby Girl LORD, A Daughter That Will Keep Me On Her Permanent MUMU BUTTON' - Jim Iyke's Last Petition To God In 2016
I decided to quickly submit this petition before the year runs out. I'll keep it short and straight. The last time we had this convo, King Harv showed up. My life has never been the same since. It's being an amazing cocktail of unprecedented blessings, self realization, bold endeavors and forging of powerful alliances.
I'm eternally grateful LORD.
Now to the matter at hand. My sister says I'm a career cynic. My Ghanaian ex says my head is too strong for love. My Nigerian and past exes says he's amazing but GLADYS took the last iota of love he has for any woman with her. My longest friend ,UK, seems to agree and my longest biz partner has wisely said he's unsure where to stand in the matter! Smdh!
I want a baby girl LORD. A daughter that will keep me on her permanent MUMU BUTTON. I've done this before when King came and turned even the hardest skeptics to awe struck as I took fatherhood to the letter as naturally as fish in water.
Singer George Michael died “over the Christmas period” at the age of 53, his publicist confirmed in a statement to BBC News Sunday.
“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother, and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this time.”
According to the BBC, London police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Michael’s death.
Christmas Tragedy: Woman Stab Her Husband To Death Because He Couldn't Provide For The Family Needs In Lagos
This woman stab her husband to death on Christmas day because he couldn't provide for the family needs this happened in Majidun Awori, lkorodu Lagos.
Nollywood actress Chacha Eke-Faani has gave birth to a baby girl on Christmas day. She also shared adorable pre Christmas photos of her baby bump with her husband and daughter.
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Friday, 23 December 2016
Huge Brawl Erupts At Wedding Reception After Bride’s Ex Storms Her Wedding, Shows Guests Photos Of Her Giving Him A Blow Job
A mass brawl broke out at a wedding reception after a feud between families became vicious, in Toronto, Ontario. Guests are seen throwing punches and hurling chairs at one another over the tables as the fight spirals out of control.
One Twitter user said the fracas was sparked by the bride's ex-partner littering the tables with lewd photographs of her performing a sex act. Another said it was a long-running feud between the two sides of the families.
Twittter user @Ydot_K tweeted on Wednesday: 'So basically someone turned up to the wedding and showed an incrimiting [sic] picture of the bride!!'
No New Chibok Girls Have Been Released, DSS Only Took 21 Girls Already Secured To Yola To Celebrate Christmas With Their Families - Presidency
It was reported that 21 of the kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirls have regained freedom according to the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), the girls were brought to Yola International Airport in Yola, Adamawa State capital around 3 pm on Thursday.
However, presidency released a statement yesterday addressing the report. Garba Shehu said:
To my friends spreading the news of a further release of Chibok Girls, we are not there yet. The negotiations are ongoing and the Department of State Service, DSS is full of optimism that they will be successful.
A 22-year-old Cameroonian, Joel Ludguo, is currently in police custody at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, Lagos State, for allegedly killing his boss, Miss Temidayo Adeleke.
Ludguo was a cleaner and lived with the victim on Prince Tayo Adesanya Street, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Ludguo had approached his boss, whose marriage was scheduled for early 2017, in her apartment around 10.30am on Tuesday, asking her to give him N15,000 out of his December salary so he could travel.
It was gathered that Adeleke explained to him that she didn’t have naira notes on her and told him to be patient.
Thursday, 22 December 2016
21-year old man, Tosin Lamidi, who burgled a woman’s apartment and stole her laptop and phone, has been arrested after the victim, Gift Nseobong, contacted him and offered sex to him in exchange for her SIM card, Pmexpress reports.
The burglary took place at 8 Mutiatu Okesalu Street, Ikotun, Lagos. Lamidi was arrested at Ikotun Roundabout where he arranged to meet Nseobong to take her to a hotel as they agreed.
He was arraigned in a Lagos Magistrate’s court sitting in Ejigbo where he was charged with conspiracy and stealing. The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Adeyemi, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 and ordered him to be remanded in Kirikiri, till he perfects his bail.
"Nigerians In Diaspora Are The New National Heroes And Greatest Stakeholders" - Doyin Okupe Says After Our Remittance Hit $35bn In 2016
The news that our diaspora brothers and sisters remitted $35billion in one year is astonishingly instructive. Firstly it means that Nigeria is raking in more money from citizens in diaspora than what we earn in oil.
On the average we export about 1.8m barrels of oil per day. Unofficial figures put it much less. Even at a high price of $50 per barrel , we get approximately $33billion per annum from oil export. Further more, Nigeria actually gets only 60% (or $20billion) of total oil export revenues, the joint venture partners receive the balance 40%.
This fact confirms what many have said that no natural resource is greater in terms of national wealth creation than its intellectual and human resources. Japan, with its very low population and disproportionate global high ranking economy, (3rd or 4th largest economy in the world) is the most powerful testimony of this incontrovertible fact.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on December 21, 2016 secured the conviction of one Friday David, before Justice Morenike Olasunmbo Obadina of the Lagos State High Court Igbosere on a one count charge bordering on Stealing contrary to section 390(9) of the criminal code cap C 17, Vol. 11, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria.
Friday David was convicted by the court for stealing the sum of N40, 035,350.00 (Forty Million, Thirty Five Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty Naira) belonging to Universal Steel Limited.
"The prosecution has proved this case beyond reasonable doubt; the defendant was dishonest in dealing with a customer and the company. I find him guilty of stealing the sum of N40, 035, 350.00", Justice Obadina said.
Stephanie Okereke-Linus and son, Maxwell are the cover stars for the latest issue of Motherhood In-Style Magazine! The very beautiful and talented actress in the exclusive interview said:
“Motherhood has changed me in profound ways. Every day I look at my kid and wonder if he actually popped out of me. The experience has basically turned me inside out, in a good way. I've learnt what it really means to put a person's needs above my own. Emotionally, I have grown to love differently and understand life more meaningfully; I feel a huge sense of responsibility.”
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The police in Lagos State have arrested a middle-aged woman, Linda Alapa, for allegedly beating her 10-year-old housemaid, Joy Mbafan, to death. Mbafan lived with the suspect on Bolanle Oduniyi Street, Okegbegun, in the Ikorodu area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Alapa was flogging the girl for a misdemeanor around 3am last Monday when she passed out and died afterwards.
At the Ikorodu General Hospital morgue where she had gone to deposit Mbafan’s corpse, a doctor on duty was said to have noticed marks of violence on the body and alerted the police at the Sagamu Road Division.
A police source told our correspondent that after interrogation, Alapa confessed to beating the girl, adding that she would be charged with murder.
Photos: Former Governor Of Delta State, James Ibori Released From U.K Prison, FG Begins Extradition Process
James Ibori was released yesterday upon a court order. The Federal Government has also commenced the process of extraditing him from the United Kingdom.
The Southwark Crown Court had, on April 17, 2012, sentenced Ibori to 13 years in prison after the ex-governor pleaded guilty to 10 counts of money laundering and stealing $250m from the Delta State treasury.
Ibori, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, was the governor of the state between 1999 and 2007.