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Gov. Okowa: Not aware of Ibori's plan to join APC

ASABA– GOVERNOR of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa said he was unacquainted with any arrangement by a former governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, who returned to the country after his jail term in the United Kingdom, last Saturday, to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Okowa, who spoke in response to a question by a journalist at a quarterly media chat in Asaba, said Ibori was not talking about politics at the moment, but more interested on how to manage his family. “I am not aware of that, I do not even believe that the man is here talking about the issue of political parties. I believe that the first thing in his mind is his family and to bond with his family,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor of the state, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, former PDP governorship aspirant, Mr. Tony Obuh, visited Chief Ibori at his country home in Oghara, Ethiope West local government area. Otuaro arrived Ibori’s residence at exactly 2:57 p.m in a convoy of 10 cars, while Obuh came afterward. Other visitors were the chairman, governing board, Delta State School of Health Technology, Mr. Nelson Ejakpovi, prominent politician, Chief Solomon Ighrakpata, management and staff of the Delta State University, DELSUTH, Oghara and Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe, Oghara. Chatting with newsmen, Chief Ighrakpata said Chief James Onanefe Ibori would provide political direction to the Urhobo people, adding: “Wherever he goes, the Urhobo will follow him.” However, it appeared that Ibori’s media handlers have become weary of reporters hanging about Ibori’s country home, as they ordered them to disappear from the environment completely

Some of the tenacious reporters walked a safe distance from the gate and sat under a tree after their eviction, still keeping tab on the goings on at the newfound political Mecca of the state. The former governor will hold a thanksgiving service on Sunday.


Posted: Feb 07, 2017

Nigerian University Professor Claims He Has Cure for HIV/AIDS...

The Federal Government has mandated the National Institute for Medical Research and the College of Medicine, Ibadan to do proper study of the two claims to HIV cure in the country.

This mandate comes upon the heels of a statement by Nigerian university professor, Francis Otunta of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, claiming that a drug for the treatment and cure of HIV/AIDS has been discovered.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this on Monday in Ilorin at the Federal Government Town Hall meeting for the North Central Zone.

A Nigeria university don, Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, recently claimed to have found a cure for the virus.

The minister, who was responding to questions on the position of government on the claims, said getting a cure would be of public health interest to the country.

According to him, Nigeria has about three million people infected with HIV, the second highest number in the world after South Africa.

The minister, however, said that there were modalities recognised globally for disclosure of cure which must be followed.

"What we need to do is to make sure that things are done properly.

"The process to undertake is the animal experiment to be sure it is efficacious and safe before moving to human.

"At the appointed time when we have the results, we shall come public," he said.

Adewole said that the government was close to achieving the promise to make 10,000 Primary Health Care (PHC) service centres available to Nigerians.

He disclosed that the European Union was investing in 650 PHC centres and the British government was funding 950.

The minister said the FCT Administration was working to replicate the Federal Government model of PHC centre in the 225 wards in the territory.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution located at Umudike in Abia state, announced the discovery of a drug which he claims is potent in the cure of the epidemic.

Otunta told newsmen at the university campus on Wednesday, February 1, that the finding followed years of scientific research by the institution.

He said that the breakthrough was made by Prof Maduike Ezeibe, a researcher in the university.

According to him, Ezeibe had presented the drug to the University management, Senate and Council, where he explained the processes he went through to arrive at his finding.

The VC also said that Ezeibe had equally presented the drug to his colleagues in the medical field and nobody had contradicted his finding.

“Prof. Ezeibe is a researcher in Veterinary Medicine and one may wonder how he discovered a drug to cure a human ailment,” he said.

He commended Ezeibe for the breakthrough, saying: “He has brought honour to the University and we are proud of him.”

Otunta said that the university was in the process of mass producing the drug for further clinical trials on persons living with HIV/AIDS in the country.

Ezeibe, who is a professor of Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Virology, said that the drug was produced with Aluminum Silicate and Magnesium Silicate (Synthetic Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate).

He said that the two minerals “are already in use as medicines for the treatment of various animal and human diseases”.

He said that 10 persons living with the disease, “who volunteered’’, were made to apply through their doctor to the VC.

“They were treated daily with the Medicinal Synthetic Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate (50 mg/kg),” he said.

Ezeibe said that the volunteers were subjected to monthly tests for viral loads and CD4-lymphocyte counts.

“With the antiviral effects of the medicine, its ability to reach all cells (as nanoparticles) and the lymphocytes, there is no more hiding place (sanctuary) for HIV,” he said.

He said that the medicine had been used to potentiate Ampicilin, Chloroquine, Piperazine and Sulphadimidin, among others, and could be a major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria, if approved by relevant authorities.

According to him, “local and international medical companies will find the product as a veritable raw material”.

Ezeibe said that he presented the research findings to the World Virology Conference in Atlanta in 2015, and Antonio (Texas) in 2016.

Besides, he said that the results of the laboratory tests had been published in many international scientific journals, including the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, among several others.

He said that he is also about to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with a U.S.-based Scientific Research Publishing, publishers of World Journal of AIDS, for the publication of his book “How I came about the cure for HIV/AIDS”.

Ezeibe, who said that the medicine was patented in August 2014 in Nigeria, called on the Federal Government to help him to secure international patency for the drug.

He said: “If commercialised, the Medicinal Synthetic Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate would become an alternative for petroleum to the Nigerian economy.”

While the professor may be entitled to his claim, hundreds of such claims are announced every year by scientists claiming to have found a cure to the deadly disease. However, there are standards criteria which demands rigorous clinical tests which have to be verified by various layers of health organisations. But in this case, none have been reported, so it is likely that the discovery is fake as nothing is yet confirmed.The Nigerian minister of health, has also denied knowledge of the claim.

Posted: Feb 07, 2017

Arms Importation Scandal: Customs Officials Surrender

Three senior officers of the Nigeria Customs Service declared wanted over the importation of 661 pump-action rifles into the country have turned themselves in.

Two officers, I. Abdulahi, an assistant superintendent of customs, and Odiba Inah, with service number 133386, were declared wanted by the service on January 31 over the illegal arms importation.

A third officer, Yola Ibrahim, a chief superintendent of customs with service number 39009, was later declared wanted on February 1.

An alert issued by the Deputy Comptroller General, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, Dan Ugo, had requested that the officers be arrested wherever they were seen and taken to the nearest customs formation.

The customs, Monday, announced that the three officers turned themselves in, and that they were being investigated.

The announcement made by Mr. Ugo didn’t say which customs formations the fugitive officers reported to and when.

Mr. Ugo said the customs was resolute in its determination to ensure that justice is served to all those involved in the arms importation.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, had on January 30 said that the Federal Operations Unit, while on patrol, intercepted a truck with registration number BUG 265 XG conveying a 40ft container along Mile 2-Apapa Road Lagos.

The comptroller-general said the truck was immediately taken to customs premises for examination and 49 boxes containing 661 pieces of pump action rifles concealed within steel doors were revealed.

Mr. Ali said the rifles were under absolute prohibition, adding that their importation was illegal.

“Such deadly contravention of the law is even more unacceptable considering the fragile security situation in some parts of the country.

“Already three suspects have been arrested in connection with this illegal importation,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the comptroller-general as saying.

The arrested suspects are Oscan Okafor (an importer), Mahmud Haruna (a clearing agent), and Sadique Mustapha (accompanying the consignment to its destination).

Mr. Ali said initially the consignment was said to have originated from Turkey, adding that there was a mix-up in the document which finally revealed that the consignment originated from China.

He said customs officers who were involved in the clearance of the containers were in custody.

Mr. Ali said the seizure underscored the determination of the service to enforce all laws relating to import and export of goods in Nigeria.

Posted: Feb 07, 2017

EFCC might resume the reviewing of Ibori's case file

ABUJA – The Federal Government is currently reviewing the case-file of convicted former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, Vanguard has learnt. The exercise which is being conducted by office of the Attorney General of the Federation and the Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, will involve a reassessment of the 170-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, initially entered against Ibori who returned to the country on Saturday after serving jail term in London. A source at the Federal Ministry of Justice who pleaded anonymity, told Vanguard that the process was activated even before Ibori’s return. James Ibori “The Federal Government through the AGF, PACAC and the EFCC have commenced the process of reviewing the case-file. I can authoritatively tell you that the review will be holistic and thorough considering all that have taken place so far in the matter. “There might be fresh angles that could possibly result in amendment of the already existing 170-count charge pending against Ibori. “The AGF was earlier weighing the option of initiating an extradition process against him but fortunately he returned to the country voluntarily”, the source added. Meanwhile, neither the AGF, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, nor Chairman of PACAC, Prof Sagay responded to inquiry on the issue as at press time, as calls placed to their telephones lines were not answered. It will be recalled that the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal had on May 15, 2014, cleared the coast for Ibori to face money laundering charges in Nigeria upon completion of his 13-year jail term in London. A three-man panel of justices of the appellate court led by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, held that the ex- governor still has a case to answer. Ruling of the court came six years after Justice Marcel Awokulehin of the Federal High Court in Asaba, sensationally struck out the entire 170-count charge EFCC earlier slammed against Ibori. While discharging the accused former governor, Justice Awokulehin, in his judgment, insisted that EFCC failed to establish a prima-facie case against him. Dissatisfied with the decision, EFCC took the matter before the appellate court where it insisted the trial judge erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice by discharging the accused person despite “an overwhelming proof of evidence tendered in support of the charge”. Other members of the appeal court panel that not only vacated the verdict of Justice Awokulehin, but also okayed Ibori for fresh trial, were Justices P. M Ekpe and H. A. Barka. EFCC had in its appeal contended that the trial judge looked at the proof of evidence and evaluated same as if the prosecution had called all its witnesses and trial concluded. It was also its contention that the trial court conducted summary trial in the case rather that trial by indictment or information. Besides, EFCC insisted that the proof of evidence adduced before the court clearly showed that a prima facie case was established against the accused/ respondent and that the trial judge erred when he held that no case was disclosed against the accused/ respondent. The prosecuting agency argued that the judgment was unwarranted, unreasonable and against the weight of proof of evidence filed in support of the charges. While upholding the appeal as meritorious, Justice Salauwa resolved all the four issues for determination in favour of the EFCC and directed that the matter be re-assigned to another judge of the Federal High Court for continuation of trial. Others the appellate court equally okayed for trial were Ibori’s alleged girlfriend, Miss Udoamaka Okoronkwo and one Chinedu Ebie. Ibori was among other allegations, accused of siphoning about N40billion from the state treasury. He was equally accused of attempting to bribe the first Chairman of the EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu with $15m in 2007 to stop further investigation into money laundering allegations against him. The Delta State Government under Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan had on October 25, 2013, failed to persuade the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to grant it ownership of the controversial $15m bribe money. In a judgment by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, the court, ordered that the money which had been in custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, since April 26, 2007, be forfeited to the Federal Government. The Judge held that Delta state government failed to produce satisfactory evidence establishing that Ibori looted the controversial money from its treasury while in office as Governor between May 1999 to May 2007. One Chibuike Achigbu who identified himself as an oil magnate, had on August 29, 2012, approached the high court to lay claim to the $15m. In an application he filed through a consortium of lawyers, among whom were three Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN, Achigbu, told the court that he gave the money to Dr. Andy Uba, a former aide to the then President, Olusegun Obasanjo, for the purpose of financing Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the 2007 general elections. Achigbu’s application was however thrown-out by the high court which awarded substantial cost against him.

Posted: Feb 07, 2017

Protesters demand Removal of SGF plus 11 others for peace


Anti, pro-govt rallies in Abuja, Lagos, Benin, London, Ibadan ON FEBRUARY 7, 20179:54 AMIN HEADLINES, NEWSCOMMENTS By Evelyn Usman, Ola Ajayi, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Charles Kumolu, Simon Ebegbulem, Levinus Nwabughiogu,  Gabriel Olawale, Dennis Agbo, Caleb Ayansina & Juliet Ebirim We hear you ‘loud and clear’ says Acting President Osinbajo LAGOS — IN SPITE of initial threats by the Police, many Nigerians protested the harsh economic conditions in the country, yesterday, with marches in  Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Benin, Ijebu-Ode and London, saying ‘’enough is enough.” While protesters in London and Lagos Lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari speaks to Nigerians to douse mounting fears over his health, other protesters in Nigeria issued a 12-point demand including the removal of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Babachir David Lawal. Protesters However, there was a pro-Buhari rally in Abuja where the proponents lauded the government on its achievements so far, saying what the government needs is support and not antagonism. Responding to the protests, Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, told the protesting Nigerians that their message has been well received by the Federal Government. Acknowledging that the protests fall within the purview of their fundamental human rights to demand a better economy, Osinbajo said that the government is also disturbed that many Nigerians are groaning and suffering from the pangs of hunger and poverty. This is coming as National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, begged protesters, who stormed his Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos residence to be patient with the government, adding that things would get better with time. Meanwhile multiple award-wining musician, Innocent (Tuface) Idibia, one of the organisers of  the protests, who chickened out at the last minute, yesterday, denied rumours that  he was arrested  just as Personal Assistant to President Buhari on Social Media Platform, Lauretta Onochie, said the government did not bully TuFace and had no reason whatsoever to stop protesters from expressing their grievances. We hear you loud and clear – Osinbajo Though not a direct address to the protesters, who took to the streets of Abuja and later tried to make inroads into the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Acting President spoke at the Consultative Forum on Economic Growth and Recovery Plan, EGRP, held at the Old Banquet Hall of the State House. Admitting that the economy is in deep crisis, Osinbajo however said that the government is determined to better the lot of the citizenry. He said: “I am pleased to welcome you, our partners in the private sector to this very important consultations on the ERGP. We are in a serious economic situation and the President was particularly concerned about the lot of the common man. And I quote him, “recession today means many things for many… for some it  means not being able to pay school fees, for others not being able to afford high cost of rice and millet and for most of our young people recession means joblessness…” “I for one have been across the states and even today, some people are out on the streets protesting. Many of our

Source:  Vangurad

Posted: Feb 07, 2017

Is Buhari Dead?

The Queen of Britain, Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has sent message of condolence to the family of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and the people of Nigeria. There are no official reports on the speculated death of the President and the message of condolence from the British Monarchy has put Nigians in a state despair.

Two sources close to the presidency has said the presidency has passed on and that photos online are from the visit.

Another London source says PM Theresa may have visited the Nigeria ambassador to UK.

In a message of condolence, the Queen descibed the president Buhari as 'One of Africas pillers'

Posted: Feb 01, 2017

Nigerian Customs seized 661 Pump Action Rifles

The Comptroller General, Colonel Hameed Ali, (rtd) on Monday, told newsmen at Ikeja, that despite the Federal Government’s ban on pump action rifles and other firearms, 661 pieces of the rifle were found in 49 boxes.

According to him, they were concealed in steel doors and other merchandise goods in a 40-feet container conveyed in a Mack truck with registration number BDG 265 XG.

Colonel Ali said that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the illegal importation.

Officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service at the federal operations Unit Zone A, Ikeja Lagos, were seen watching over the seized large fire arms.

The container according to the Customs Service was arrested around the Apapa- Mile 2 expressway where it was discreetly packed.

Sources say the goods were manufactured in China, and taken through Turkey into Lagos, Nigeria.

The Customs boss revealed that preliminary investigation shows that the consignment went through clearance at the Lagos port but that all the officers behind the deal were undergoing interrogation while other suspects were in custody.

It is unknown how the cargo was successfully cleared from the seaport and also the final destination the arms were being taken to

Posted: Feb 01, 2017

Burkina Faso through to semi final

Substitute Aristide Bance scored with a low drive from a free-kick only five minutes after coming off the bench.

Prejuce Nakoulma made sure of the victory on the counter-attack, after Tunisia had thrown everyone forward, rounding the goalkeeper 40 yards out before slotting into an empty net.

The Stallions will face either Morocco or Egypt in the last four on Wednesday.

It is now three wins from their three quarter-finals appearances for Burkina Faso, who last reached this stage in 2013 when they finished as losing finalists.

For the first time they secured a quarter-final win in normal time although until Bance's intervention, which finally broke Tunisia's resistance, it appeared as though extra time was to be required again.

The Burkinabe had the clearest chances of the first half, Nakoulma firing over from 12 yards over and Bertrand Traore unlucky with a chip that hit the top of the bar.

Tunisia's best opportunity came from a corner headed on by Taha Yassine Khenissi which Aymen Abdennour could only nod on, Mohamed Ali Yacoubi narrowly missing at the far post.

Both sides looked increasingly nervous after the interval and the match became scrappy with few chances - a couple of goalmouth scrambles in the Tunisia box typified a lack of decisiveness from both sets of players.

Bance came on and changed that when a free-kick was rolled into his path and he struck a precise effort into the corner.

It sparked panic in the Tunisia team ranks despite there being 10 minutes left, they abandoned all defensive discipline as they desperately sought an equaliser.

Their recklessness was punished by Nakoulma who sped away on a break and ran past Aymen Mathlouthi, who had rushed far from his goal, before coolly stroking the ball home.

Posted: Jan 31, 2017

Black Stars through to the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew opened the scoring on 62 minutes, curling the ball past Ley Matampi in the Leopards goal.

Paul-Jose M'Poku equalised for DR Congo with a sensational long-range effort from outside the box.

West Ham's Andre Ayew then coolly dispatched a winning penalty, sending Matampi the wrong way to seal the win.

It marks Ghana's sixth consecutive Nations Cup semi-finals appearance, as they seek to end an agonising 35-year wait for a continental title.

In a game that only properly sparked to life in the second half in Oyem, DR Congo - and their captain Dieumerci Mbokani in particular - were left to rue several missed chances early on.

Hull City's Dieumerci Mbokani (right) had several opportunities for DR Congo

The Hull City striker's best opportunity came on six minutes, after a terrible mix-up in the Ghana defence, but he hit the post when he had the goal at his mercy.

Mbokani then teed up the competition's top scorer Junior Kabananga on 25 minutes, who fired high over the bar.

The Congolese talisman again broke through the Ghana defence, only to slice his chance into the side netting.

Ghana showed a lot more intent in the second half, with Wakaso whipping a free-kick at Matampi, who saved with his feet.

Jordan Ayew - the younger of the two brothers - scored his first of the tournament, surging into the box and stroking the ball home confidently and decisively.

The lead lasted all of five minutes, with M'Poku unleashing a breathtaking long-range shot with the outside of the boot that arrowed into the top corner.

Ghana continued to press and were awarded a penalty when Christian Atsu went down in the box after contact from Lomalisa Mutambala, who was lucky not to receive a second yellow card.

Andre Ayew then coolly dispatched the spot-kick, sending Matampi the wrong way, to grab his second of the competition.

Leopards substitute Cedric Bakambu missed several chances to equalise in the final minutes, forcing a good save from Razak and finding space in the box at the death before shooting badly wide from close range.

Atsu could have finished it for Ghana in injury time, but the busy Matampi produced a great save at his feet.

The Black Stars' celebrations at the end showed Avram Grant's side's relief at edging the contest.

Posted: Jan 30, 2017

Egypt knocked out Morocco to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Mohammed Salah had twice been denied by Munir Mohamedi, but prior to the goal Morocco missed a host of good chances.

Aziz Bouhaddouz failed to connect with a cross from two yards out, before seeing a header deflected just wide.

And Morocco defender Romain Saiss and midfielder Mbark Boussoufa were both denied by the crossbar.

Morocco failed to clear, the ball dropped kindly to 22-year-old forward Abdel-Moneim, also known as Kahraba, who stabbed home the winner on the spin.

Posted: Jan 30, 2017

Burkina Faso through to semi final

Burkina Faso scored two late goals to beat Tunisia 2-0 and reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Substitute Aristide Bance scored with a low drive from a free-kick only five minutes after coming off the bench.

Prejuce Nakoulma made sure of the victory on the counter-attack, after Tunisia had thrown everyone forward, rounding the goalkeeper 40 yards out before slotting into an empty net.

The Stallions will face either Morocco or Egypt in the last four on Wednesday.

It is now three wins from their three quarter-finals appearances for Burkina Faso, who last reached this stage in 2013 when they finished as losing finalists.

For the first time they secured a quarter-final win in normal time although until Bance's intervention, which finally broke Tunisia's resistance, it appeared as though extra time was to be required again.

The Burkinabe had the clearest chances of the first half, Nakoulma firing over from 12 yards over and Bertrand Traore unlucky with a chip that hit the top of the bar.

Tunisia's best opportunity came from a corner headed on by Taha Yassine Khenissi which Aymen Abdennour could only nod on, Mohamed Ali Yacoubi narrowly missing at the far post.

Both sides looked increasingly nervous after the interval and the match became scrappy with few chances - a couple of goalmouth scrambles in the Tunisia box typified a lack of decisiveness from both sets of players.

Bance came on and changed that when a free-kick was rolled into his path and he struck a precise effort into the corner.

It sparked panic in the Tunisia team ranks despite there being 10 minutes left, they abandoned all defensive discipline as they desperately sought an equaliser.

Their recklessness was punished by Nakoulma who sped away on a break and ran past Aymen Mathlouthi, who had rushed far from his goal, before coolly stroking the ball home.

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

Early morning sex saves life

Having sexual intercourse early in the morning is a good way of preserving one’s life, says Prof. Musa Yakubu of the University of Ilorin.

Yakubu said that the sex in the early hours of the morning has been found to minimise risk of two deadly conditions: blood pressure and heart attack.

He made the assertion in a paper, “Knocking Down the Barriers to Four O’Clock Activities and Reproductive Inadequacies”, presented at the 163rdInaugural lecture of the university on Friday.

He said that having sexual intercourse, three to four times a week, was good for love life.

“Research has shown that sex boosts immune system by stimulating the body’s first line of defence and production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), against cold and fever,” he said.

Immunoglobulin A is one of the most common antibodies in the body system.

Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to fight bacteria, viruses, and toxins.

Yakubu said that sex also regulates menstruation in women by influencing the levels of lutenizing hormones that controls menstrual period and promote better sleep.

According to him, the act of sexual intercourse also release the feel-good chemical, known as oxytocin, which enhances closeness with one’s partner and makes people feel happier for a longer period of time.

“Lovemaking of about 20 minutes reduces 150 calories,” he said.

The professor of Biochemistry postulated that sex is the most powerful creative force given to human by God for pleasure and deep companionship.

Yakubu, however, noted that any marriage in which the man or woman could not enjoy sexual intercourse or satisfy their partner in bed was a dead marriage.

He said that lack of sexual satisfaction had led to the collapse of many marriages in Nigeria, and urged couples to seek for solutions to the problem.

“Sexual and reproductive dysfunctions are common among men and women in Nigeria, which necessitates regular screening and check-ups,” he said.

He also said that traditional medicines had been authenticated to cure sexual dysfunctions.

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

Sex Divorce

A 40-year-old woman, Mrs Taiwo Olorunisola, has asked an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State to terminate her marriage because her husband has starved her of sex for three years.

Olorunisola also told the court on Monday that she could no longer tolerate her husband, Olajide, who she further accused of threatening to kill her.

“My husband does not make love to me nor does he eat my food for the past three years. He claims that I want to kill him.

“My husband is always threatening my life; he once brought out cutlass in the middle of the night threatening to butcher me but I was fast enough to escape.

“There was a day he was beating me, I escaped and he threw a stone at me but I dodged it and the stone hit my first daughter on her forehead which led to heavy bleeding.

“Our daughter was rushed to a hospital in which her head was stitched, the scar is still on her forehead,’’ she said.

The mother of four, who has been married to Olajide for 18 years, described him as a drunkard.

“My husband cannot do without going to a beer parlour and he must drink to stupor after which he usually loses self-control.

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

Court dissolves 71 year old’s marriage after 13 years

An Abeokuta Grade 1 Customary Court on Thursday dissolved the marriage between a 71-year-old retired civil servant, Jimoh Bankole and his wife, Oluwaranti, over frequent fighting, threat to life and lack of care.

Bankole, with no fixed address, told the court that his 13-year-old marriage, although blessed with a 12-year-old child, had been
unpleasant.

He alleged that his wife was troublesome and was fond of fighting, threatening his life and that she lacked care and respect.

“My wife is very troublesome. She will fight me, fight the neighbours around and she had frequently threatened that she would be the one to kill me.

“I have reported her to her family members, but she would not change; all my efforts proved abortive.

“Please, I beg the court to dissolve our marriage and grant me the custody of my child so that I can have a rest of mind,” he said.

In her response, Oluwaranti, who resides at Saraki Adigbe area in Abeokuta, denied all the allegations against her.

She rather accused Bankole of not taking care of her and her child.

“I don’t usually fight him as he said; I only do complain if he provokes me.

“He also does not care about me or my daughter.

“Before we came to the court, I begged him, but he refused; if dissolution is, therefore, what he wants, then there is no problem,” she said.

Oluwaranti, however, prayed the court to grant her the custody of her child.

While dissolving the marriage, the president of the court, Mr Olalakan Akande, observed that the love between the estranged couple had broken down irretrievably.

Akande dissolved the 13-year-old marriage and ordered that both parties were free to remarry anybody of their choice.

He, however, awarded the custody of the child to the defendant, Oluwaranti, noting that the said child has health challenges which need motherly care.

The president jointly committed both parties to take care of the schooling, medical expenses, feeding and other expenses of the child.

Meanwhile, Bankole had voluntarily promised to be paying N5,000 monthly as upkeep allowance of their only child.

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

Man seeks divorce of drunken wife

In what may seem like a turn of events, a 49-year-old man, Abiodun Sokoya, has pleaded with an Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve his 19-year-old marriage as his wife always got drunk in a public bar.

It is common place to he hear of women complain of their drunken husbands not men complaining of their drunken wives.

Sokoya, an engineer, told the court on Thursday that he was no longer interested in the marriage which had produced four children.

The husband, who lives at Rofo Estate in Odongunyan area of Ikorodu, described his wife was a drunk and a trouble maker.

“My wife visits her friends at a public bar (beer parlour) and she also drinks alcohol.

“I warned her to desist from moving with such friends, but she did not heed my warning.”

According to him, the wife also attends night parties and relates with women who have no husbands; her stubbornness pushed me to marry a second wife.

“She does not bother to check her children in their schools during visiting days; Please separate us, I can no longer live with her,” he said.

His wife, Olabisi, however, denied the allegations and urged the court to save her marriage amid tears.

The Court’s President, Mrs Omolara Abiola, scolded the woman and advised her to change her attitude.

She also asked the couple to keep the peace pending the outcome of the court’s proceedings.

The case was adjourned to March 9 for a possible reconciliation.

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

Trump shuts border to 7 muslim nations

U.S. President, Donald Trump has barred refugees and visitors from Syria and six other nations from entering the United States for the next four months.

While signing the executive order, Trump said the move would help protect America from terrorist attacks while it adopts more stringent ways of screening refugees, immigrants and visitors.

The countries under this ban are: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan: travellers from these countries were thrown into confusion on Friday after Trump gave the order.

“I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. Don’t want them here,” Trump said earlier on Friday at the Pentagon.

“We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people,” he said.

Trump said that the move was partly aimed at helping Christians in Syria: however, legal experts are questioning the constitutionality of the move.

One group said it would announce a court challenge on Monday, Reuters reports.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the order targets Muslims because of their faith, contravening the U.S. Constitutional right to freedom of religion.

“President Trump has cloaked what is a discriminatory ban against nationals of Muslim countries under the banner of national security,” said Greg Chen of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

With the ban, it is unsure if legal U.S. residents from these countries would be allowed to travel back to the United States.

Meanwhile, those of them still living within the U.S. are being asked to consult constitution lawyers before travelling out of the country or trying to return to the country.

People who work with Muslim immigrants and refugees were scrambling on Friday night to determine the scope of the order.

On Friday evening, Abed Ayoub of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee said he had fielded about 100 queries from people anxious about the order, which he said he believed could affect traveling green card holders, students, people coming to the United States for medical care and others.

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

MMM boss, wife flee

Mr. Chuddy Ugorji, the initiator of the Nigerian faction of the mavrodi mondial moneybox ponzi scheme (MMM) has fled the country with his wife, Amaka.

Unconfirmed report says the MMM Number one Guider has absconded and relocated to Philippines.

He fled the country when many investors were awaiting anxiously to be paid back their money with the agreed interest.

Chuddy’s relocation came barely 24 hours after he released condition for the payment of some three million Nigerian investors.

He had given the impression that the Ponzi scheme has started paying outstanding mavro (money) to Mavrodians, the participants of the scheme. But the payment is just symbolic.

The Cable reported a participant, Kolade Ogunwande, who manages a number of accounts, that N17,000 was paid into one of the accounts he handles for a friend.

“One of the accounts I manage for a friend finally got paid. She invested N20,000 on November 10, 2016, and her money has appreciated to N35,000,” he said.

“When MMM resumed last week, she said I should withdraw all the money for her, which I requested for immediately. She was paired the day after.

“The two people she was paired with had to pay N17,000 and N18,000 to make up the N35,000, but only one person has paid.”

Meanwhile, the scheme on Wednesday issued new guidelines on its blog. The guidelines are:
1.As a necessary measure, we decided to set limit to withdrawal this week thus the N31000 maximum withdrawal on your PO.
2.We are still committed to prioritise paying smaller amounts first and gradually increase the amount to higher ones.
3.The system does the calculations and knows how to calculate everyone’s mavros.
4.Between Friday that we opened and today, hundreds of thousands of GH orders have been matched.
5.More and more GH orders will be matched as time goes on. If you see error notification when trying to GH, just keep trying.
6.PH to GH is still a suggestion to be tabled before Sergey Mavrodi for consideration. Disregard any info suggesting that you must PH to GH till further announcement in your PO.
7.Freezing of bonuses for now is another suggestion to be tabled before Sergey Mavrodi for his consideration. Which means if approved, you will only be able to GH your personal contributions for now until the system recovers and stabilizes.
8.Another suggestion for consideration is whether Mavro growth should stop on the 30th day or continue till you GH your confirmed PH.
9.How early the system recovers depend on our positivity. If we work to make it recover, it will recover in a very short time. Don’t spread panic.
10.Let’s do more promo tasks to create further awareness that MMM Nigeria is open, working and paying.
11.We will keep you informed of any updates as soon as possible

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

Seized helicopters imported by Amaechi

The two armoured Bell helicopters seized by Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and given to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) were ordered by former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, when he was at the helms in Rivers State.

His successor Nyesom Wike made this known today, contradicting the claim of NCS that the owner of the aircraft was not known.

Wike made the clarification today, in a statement released by his spokesman, Simeon Nwakaudu.

The Governor said he officially wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to hand over the helicopters to the Air Force.

The governor said he took the step because of the high custom duties the helicopters attracted and the refusal of the Federal Government to grant waiver on the helicopters.

According to him: “These helicopters were imported by the immediate past administration; and when I assumed office, we wrote to the Federal Government that the helicopters were strictly for security use.

“I went to the Federal Government to give me waiver for us to clear the helicopters but they refused.

“Thereafter, I wrote to President Buhari to assure him that the helicopters are meant for security purpose and that it should be handed over to the Nigeria Air Force.

“We stated that we cannot pay the custom duties because the helicopters are not for commercial use; but to monitor the creeks and track criminals.

“In any case, where will the Rivers Government get money at this time to import armoured helicopters to which the previous administration imported because it had money (at the time).

“I’m surprised that they have started propaganda and political falsehood on the said armoured helicopters.

“What am I going to use armoured helicopters for; what kind of country are they turning Nigeria into?” he asked.

Wike said it was unfortunate that some security agencies would allegedly resort to political propaganda and outright lies when facts of the seized armoured helicopters were known.

He said it was shocking that NCS would turn around to claim that it impounded the helicopters rather than telling the truth.

Wike claimed that the chief of staff to the president commended the Rivers government when the letter was delivered to the president.

On Friday, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of NCS handed over two civil model Bell helicopters imported into the country by unknown persons to the NAF.

The Service said the aircraft were seized on Nov. 7 2016.

It explained that the aircraft were handed over to NAF because of the failure of the yet-to-be-identified importers to produce end user certificate from the office of the National Security Adviser. The Customs said the action contravened the Customs and Excise Management Act 

SOURCE http://www.nan.ng/

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

Immigration Ban: Court stops Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on immigration by citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries ran into at least a temporary roadblock Saturday night, after a U.S. District judge in Brooklyn granted an emergency stay sought by immigrants’ rights lawyers.

The judge’s ruling applies to those who have already arrived in the U.S. and those who are in transit who hold valid visas.

The decision halts part of Trump’s executive order, which barred citizens from those seven countries for the next 90 days.

The Department of Homeland Security said that by Saturday evening, its agents had stopped 109 foreigners at U.S. airports based on Trump’s order and prevented another 173 people from boarding flights headed for the U.S.

After U.S. District Court Ann Donnelly granted the stay, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which had filed suit to block Trump’s ban, issued a one-word celebratory tweet: “Victory!”

Trump’s executive order, signed Friday, suspends the entry of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days, halts admission of refugees from Syria indefinitely and bars entry for three months to residents from the predominantly Muslim countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

A senior Homeland Security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide an operational update on Trump’s executive order, said the department quickly overhauled its screening procedures after Trump signed the order Friday.

The department issued new guidance to its Customs and Border Protection officers in the field and adjusted its computerized targeting system to identify people who are barred entry through the executive order.

The official said the order allowed legal permanent residents known as green-card holders and foreigners who were granted special visas for Iraqi and Afghan interpreters, to enter after undergoing a full background check and in-person interview.

The official said 81 people made it through that process and were allowed to enter the country.

The official said Homeland Security’s legal team was reviewing the New York federal judge’s Saturday ruling and that the department would adjust its practices in line with the order.

In Virginia, another federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Saturday night, directing the Department of Homeland Security to allow lawyers to meet with legal permanent residents detained at Washington Dulles International Airport.

U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema also forbade Homeland Security from deporting any of the green-card holders for seven days.

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

Tourists’ boat disappears in Malaysia

A boat carrying 31 people, including at least 28 Chinese tourists, has gone missing off the Malaysian coast, maritime authorities say.

The boat lost contact after departing the eastern state of Sabah on Saturday.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said search and rescue efforts were being hampered by bad weather.

The incident coincides with the first day of China’s week-long Lunar New Year celebration, which is also marked by ethnic Chinese in Malaysia.

The catamaran boat left Kota Kinabalu on Saturday at 09:00 local time (01:00 GMT) and was heading towards Pulau Mengalum, a popular tourist island 60km (37 miles) west of the city.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said it received a distress call from the boat but contact was lost soon after.

“I, like all the relatives of those on board, am hoping for progress in the search and rescue operation,” the tourism minister for Sabah state, Masidi Manun, told the AFP news agency.

The search area covers 400 nautical square miles between Kota Kinabalu and Pulau Mengalum, according to the New Strait Times.

Storms are common in the area at this time of year.

Three crew members were on board the vessel, alongside the 31 passengers.

SOURCE:http://www.nan.ng/

Posted: Jan 29, 2017

2 baba and other stars march against Buhari ploicies

Innocent Idibia popularly known by his stage name 2baba has revealed that he will be embarking on a nationwide protest against the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration among others. 2baba made this known on his instagram page and from all indications, the February 5th protest could be a massive one as other stars like Davido and Burna Boy have backed up the “African Queen” singer. The call to action message by 2baba reads: “A call for good governance. “A call for urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide. “A call for nationwide protests as we say No to the Executive, No to legislatures, No to judiciary… You have all failed us. “We the people are tired. We can no longer continue with all of you. All your excuses and mistakes are not funny. We do not wish to continue with a system and government that is not working but afflicting the people. 2baba “We the people of this country not living under the privileges of government allowances and remuneration have now accepted to take the bull by the horn to come out and protest this obnoxious and baseless policies and excuses of the government of the day. “Where are the recovered looted funds? “Why do we still have the executive arms and legislatures still enjoying their salaries and allowances while we hear there’s no money to pay workers? “Why do we still see ceaseless power failures with no explanation and hope of getting out of it unlike before? “Why do we keep seeing peace talks in Niger Delta, fulani heardsmen and ipob without any solutions being reached, while the strategies keeps aggravating the people involved as political leaders stage forums to extort funds in the name of addressing their subjects? “Why did we have petrol price rise to 145 for the sake of global oil price crash and removal of subsidy but such price is still being maintained despite significant re-awakening of the oil price from $30/barrel to $56/barrel? “Who is to be held accountable for the sudden and continuous hike in price of commodities in the market, where for the first time in history, Nigeria is suddenly selling kerosene at 400 naira per litre as against 50 naira per litre, diesel at 300 naira per litre as against 100 naira per litre and petrol from 87 naira to 145 naira? Yet maintaining the same systems, environment and maybe a lesser money spending government. “There’s need for Nigerians to rise against what is happening in this country having waited patiently for the legislatures that were elected to represent the people all to no avail

Posted: Jan 27, 2017

Founder of Regners Bible Church International Lawyer shot

Gunmen yesterday shot Ini Ekpo, lawyer to the founder of Reigners’ Bible Church International in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, Apostle Akan Weeks.

The lawyer’s assailants were said to have attacked him at his home in the capital city.

It was gathered the gunmen entered the house through the main gate around 2.27a.m and moved into his room where they shot him twice on his two legs.

The assailants were said to have taken four laptops.

A family source, who did not want to be named, said the assailants accused Ekpo of helping Weeks to tell lies at the commission of enquiry the state government set up to probe collapse of the church building in December.

Ekpo is said to be recuperating at an undisclosed private hospital.

The state Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Aniekan Akpan said Ekpo was shot on his legs yesterday about 2 a.m.

The lawyer said he visited Ekpo at the hospital.

He said the police were investigating the matter to know if the attack was an assassination attempt or a robbery.

He said: “I just returned from the hospital where Ekpo is receiving treatment. The police are working on it to unravel the reason for the attack.”

Police spokesperson Cordelia Nwawe, an Assistant Superintndent of Police (ASP) said Ekpo was shot by hoodlums while his laptops were stolen.

She said: “We are on their trail. He was shot by hoodlums around Cabalar-Itu Road. We are currently on their trail. He is responding to treatment. It was a robbery attempt.”

SOURCE http://thenationonlineng.net/collapsed-reigners-church-apostles-lawyer-shot/

Posted: Jan 27, 2017

Man tell court his with has turned his home into a hotel

The 22-year-old marriage of Mr Tunji Oyedele, a 60-year-old Lagos businessman, may be dissolved over his wife’s alleged sexual recklessness and infidelity. Oyedele told an Igandu Customary Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, that his wife, Rumoke, a 55-year-old trader, with whom he had four children, was promiscuous. “Whenever I travel, my wife brings men into our house; on two occasions, I caught my wife with her lovers in our bedroom. “On one occasion, I came home unannounced and caught her with one of her lovers in our bedroom. “On another occasion, I caught her with another man who she claimed was her Pastor. “She claimed that the said Pastor wanted to take her to a river for a special bath to avert spiritual attack,” he alleged. The petitioner further alleged that his wife was fetish and was always in possession of different charms. “I see different strange objects in my bathing water, food and everywhere in the house. “There was a day I entered her room in her absence and saw feathers tied with clothes and other diabolical objects. “I believe that my persistent illness, which has deferred medical solution, is as a result of her fetish acts. “I have been forced to leave my own house because I don’t want to die now,” he said. Oyedele presented the pictures of the charms as exhibits, and begged the court to dissolve the marriage as he was no longer in love. Rumoke, however, debunked the allegations, and stated that she and her husband had lived in peace until January 2016, when he married a new wife. “My husband and I never fought; but immediately he married another woman, his attitude changed. “His new wife accused me of sending hired killers to her and my husband turned me into a punching bag,” she said. Rumoke told the court that she was not adulterous. “The man my husband first saw in our bedroom was my classmate in primary school. “The other man was my Pastor, who came for spiritual purpose,” she explained. The respondent said that she was not ready to divorce her husband because she was still in love. The court president, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, adjourned the case to March 7, for further hearing.

SOURCE http://www.vanguardngr.com/

Posted: Jan 27, 2017

2 baba and other stars march against Buhari ploicies

Innocent Idibia popularly known by his stage name 2baba has revealed that he will be embarking on a nationwide protest against the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration among others. 2baba made this known on his instagram page and from all indications, the February 5th protest could be a massive one as other stars like Davido and Burna Boy have backed up the “African Queen” singer. The call to action message by 2baba reads: “A call for good governance. “A call for urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn  nationwide. “A call for nationwide protests as we say No to the Executive, No to legislatures, No to judiciary… You have all failed us. “We the people are tired. We can no longer continue with all of you. All your excuses and mistakes are not funny. We do not wish to continue with a system and government that is not working but afflicting the people. 2baba “We the people of this country not living under the privileges of government allowances and remuneration have now accepted to take the bull by the horn to come out and protest this obnoxious and baseless policies and excuses of the government of the day. “Where are the recovered looted funds? “Why do we still have the executive arms and legislatures still enjoying their salaries and allowances while we hear there’s no money to pay workers? “Why do we still see ceaseless power failures with no explanation and hope of getting out of it unlike before? “Why do we keep seeing peace talks in Niger Delta, fulani heardsmen and ipob without any solutions being reached, while the strategies keeps aggravating the people involved as political leaders stage forums to extort funds in the name of addressing their subjects? “Why did we have petrol price rise to 145 for the sake of global oil price crash and removal of subsidy but such price is still being maintained despite significant re-awakening of the oil price from $30/barrel to $56/barrel? “Who is to be held accountable for the sudden and continuous hike in price of commodities in the market, where for the first time in history, Nigeria is suddenly selling kerosene at 400 naira per litre as against 50 naira per litre, diesel at 300 naira per litre as against 100 naira per litre and petrol from 87 naira to 145 naira? Yet maintaining the same systems, environment and maybe a lesser money spending government. “There’s need for Nigerians to rise against what is happening in this country having waited patiently for the legislatures that were elected to represent the people all to no avail

SOURCE http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/01/2baba-other-stars-to-march-against-buharis-policies/

Posted: Jan 27, 2017

Pastor commands heavenly creadits into phones of church members

A Zambian pastor was pictured trying to command heavenly call credits into the phones of his church members.

according Malawian news website on Facebook.. Below is what they wrote:

HILARIOUS! LUSAKA PROPHET PRAYS FOR A RECHARGE FROM HEAVEN INTO CHURCH MEMBERS’ PHONES

SUCH HILARITY! This happened at a church in Lusaka yesterday. Mwebantu, this pastor is indeed one of a kind among his pairs.

Flamboyant Lusaka based clergyman Prophet Anointed Benard, who is known by his congregates as Commander 1 wanted to show his members how powerful God is.

He then asked them to bring out their mobile phones and prayed that God should miraculously credit their phones.

READ ALSO https://www.bellanaija.com/2015/07/south-african-pastor-commands-congregation-to-eat-snakes-they-obey-photos/

Posted: Jan 27, 2017

Consiquences of Recession: BRT Operator to raise transport fair in February because of High Cost of Operation

Primero Transport services, a major operator of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, has announced that it would increase transport fares on all its routes by February, as the cost of running operations are skyrocketing.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, Managing Director of the company, Fola Tinubu, said they decided on the increase due to the situation in the country as their cost of operation have gone through the roof.

“At this time last year, we bought 1.2 million litres of diesel monthly at N120 per litre, we are now buying at N260; tyres that cost N70,000 each now go for N140,000.

“All the parts used for the buses are imported so they’ve all doubled or tripled in price; and we have no choice but to continue to buy them.

Mr Tinubu also explained that the buses were bought from China and this leaves them with a huge debt portfolio due to the foreign dollar component.

“So, our debt has increased and our cost of operation has gone through the roof, and we have managed to keep the pricing same for now,” he continued.

“In fact, right now, we are subsidising every person we carry, and if you are running a business, you can only do that for so long.’’

Tinubu pointed out that airlines have recorded fare increments of between 200 to 300 percent but his company’s increment wouldn’t be that much since they are still aware of their social responsibility to the people.

“It is going to be something manageable for people. I will try not to put a figure to that now because the governor still has to approve it, and I don’t want to pre-empt him,” he said.

The increase which would take effect between February and March, is coming at a time when average Nigerians are going through untold hardship due to rising cost of goods and services and no commensurate rise in income. A lot of Lagosians have depended on the cheaper fares of BRT operators and this development wouldn’t go down well with most of them.

SOURCE:http://www.olisa.tv/2017/01/brt-operator-increase-fare-high-cost-operation/

Posted: Jan 27, 2017

Medical Director continues to Impregnate Barren Women

inspite of all the by  warning on women by professional medical doctors to women  who go too extreme and out of there way to get pregnant, warning them that it  causes cramps and infertility many women still out of been desperate to get a child still go to them .

 The Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nordica Fertility Centres, Nigeria, Dr Abayomi Ajayi also helps barren women to be pregnant. 

Madam Francesca Onwudinjo, perchance, would have been squirming her teeth in anguish of childlessness if not for Ajayi who prepared her to be pregnant and later, have Master Julian Onwudinjo, as a son.

The little Onwudinjo will be 13 by September this year.

Madam Onwudinjo is one out of many women that the Nordica fertility centre has put-together and they conceived and gave birth in a short period that Ajayi established the first Nordica centre at Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos, on April 14, 2003; expanded to Ikoyi in January 2008; to Asaba in November 2009; and to Asokoro, Abuja, in November 2012. Ajayi brought ecstasy to the family of Emmanuel and Francesca Onwudinjo who had battled to have a child of their own for a whooping interlude of five years.

In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) was introduced to them. On September 14, 2004, a baby boy was delivered of Madam Onwudinjo, and that’s Julian, who happens to be the first child born by Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, through IVF. Dr. Ajayi sees and embraces Julian like a son. In short, he beats his chest with the belief that Julian is a maximum feat that the Nordica has accomplished.

Undressing his happiness for the Onwudinjos, Ajayi remembers October 11, 2003, when the couple visited the fertility centre and four months after being placed on treatment, Madam Onwudinjo was pregnant that brought Julian. However, Ajayi believes that one thing that has made the Nordica a success is first, the grace of his God, followed by focus.

He opines that any person in business that does not want to trail on the path of discomfiture might not be successful. “Of course, every business will start with some very unpleasant phase, but if you persist, it's just a matter of time. The problem is that, many people start something, because of the rough period, the incubation period, they lose interest,” Ajayi says.

He adds, “But if you suffer long enough, you are going to be successful. It's not peculiar to Nordica alone, it’s every business. But the thing is for you to see the people who are focused, who say look, it’s either we succeed or we perish with it. And that is what makes anything successful.”

Many women are like Madam Onwudinjo who savors in bliss today after their contact with the Nordica fertility centre that has an association with the Fertility Treatment Support Foundation (FTSF), and Endometriosis Support Group Nigeria (ESGN). At the centre women numbering over one hundred have been offered free fertility treatments.

In a country like Nigeria where the public healthcare is zero, Ajayi cries out the need government should see infertility as a national issue instead of a personal issue. He, however, advises women to be prompt to evaluate their fertility statuses, not when there might be diffused hope.

But upon the shallow discouragement on the side of government in not assisting women in the fertility issue, the Nordica does not relent in doing its best to assist women. On the last check, over 40 percent successes have been recorded by Ajayi in making barren woman pregnant.

Dr. Ajayi believes that Nigerians have no need to travel overseas for fertility checks since Nordica has not failed to put first such medical equipments that are fad abroad, having an indomitable partnership with Denmark.

Hear Ajayi, "By now, we are actually doing something on our own because any equipment that is relevant to the need of our people, we try to bring to Nigeria, no matter the cost, no matter the training. That is what we adopt.”

The medical expert swanks that Nordica is the only clinic in West Africa, since he would eschew saying Africa, that has Intracytoplasmic Morphologically-Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

"Not even South Africa has those equipments,” Ajayi informs. “You know ICSI was the one that was the ultimate before, but now we have IMSI.”

“What this does is that, it's been shown to give better results in male fertility, but it's not for everybody,” he adds. ���It's for those who have very bad sperm.”

Dr. Ajayi considers that apart from women who have problems with conceiving, many men have weak sperm and he helps the men through the Nordica to get their wives pregnant.

He frowns that infertility in men is universal, and the number is increasing. “We really don’t know why it is so,” he bemuses. “There are so many factors we are looking at.”

The medical specialist thinks environment, and genetic factors, are responsible for the sperm malady in men in the recent times.

“The environment is becoming more and more estrogenized. Industrialisation is producing all kinds of harmful gasses, etc.,” Ajayi intones. “We are doing all kinds of things and it’s affecting the man.”

He preaches about a study, according to him, conducted in Denmark where it’s evident that “over 40% of their men don’t have good sperm quality. So the situation is becoming an epidemic. It seems men are going into extinction.”

During the period of 2003, medical connoisseurs at the centre thought that in the fertility process, the egg was paramount in defining the eminence of the embryo. It was later discovered that about 20-40% to the superiority of the embryo, is defined by how tough a man’s sperm is.

Ajayi’s tireless expedition in making sure that barren women get pregnant has pushed him into a lot of research that at the Nordica, he does not just get embryo like most gynecologists would do, but he also tells which embryo is potent to form a baby.

His proficiency in investigation has shown him that about 70-75% lab-invented-embryos in the world do not turn to babies. In all, he gives thanks to his God for leading Nordica Fertility Centre thus far, on the successes he has recorded in making barren women pregnant and subsequently giving birth

Posted: Jan 27, 2017

ATM Thief Caught on Camera

the incident happened on 1st of January at Idimu/Egbeda axis, Lagos state  by 6:45am. were a guy stole an ATM card from a girl and went to fidelitybank to withdraw cash. 

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

Two more judges Axed

The Adamawa Judiciary Service Commission has made an anuncement on the removal of two magistrates and the demotion of another court judge.

The government announced the disciplinary action in a statement issued by Susana Elam, the Secretary of the Commission, on Wednesday in Yola.

Ms. Elam said that the action took place immidiatly

The clerk explained that the measures were adopted at the commission’s 167th meeting held on Tuesday.

She confirmed that during the meeting, one staff of the commission was equally demoted.

“The Commission during its special meeting also approved the appointments of Fifteen Senior Magistrates Grade II,” Elam said.

She gave the names of the dismissed officers as Abdurrazak Abdullahi and Yohanna Kake, while Hussaini Musa was demoted.

However, she did not reveal the reasons for the disciplinary action or the offences of personnel.

SOURCE: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nnorth-east/221518-adamawa-sacks-two-judges-demotes-another.html

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

APC drops soludo

According to premium times the Anambra state Chapter of the All Progressive Congress on Wednesday dropped the names of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Chukwuma Soludo and Mrs Uche Ekwunife from the list of the party’s governorship aspirants.

The State Chairman of the Party, Mr Emeka Ibe, revealed this to newsmen in Awka, Anambra state said the party took the step as a result of new information available to it.

He said, “We just discovered that Prof Soludo has not registered as a member of our party in his ward. And you know the journey begins from the ward.

“He is a big friend of us and a big friend to the APC Federal Government, but he must first register at his ward level before any other thing.

“For Mrs Uche Ekwunife, we just discovered that she might not want to run for this year’s governorship in the state.

For these reasons we have decided to drop their names from the list of the governorship aspirants in the forthcoming election in the state on the platform of our party, Ibe added.

The APC Chairman had on Tuesday listed Prof Soludo and Mrs Uche Ekwunife among the 13 governorship aspirants jostling for the the party’s governorship ticket in the state.

Others, according to him, were: Senator Andy Uba, National auditor of APC, Dr George Moghalu, Ifeanyi Ubah, the 2013 PDP governorship candidate in the state, Dr Tony Nwoye.

Chief Bath Nwibe, Dr Obinna Uzor, Dr Chike Obidigbo, Obinna Onunkwo, Paul Chukwuma, Hon. Ralph Okeke, and Prince Donatus Okonkwo were also among those the APC state Chairman listed.

Prof Soludo had dissociated himself from the arrangement, saying he was not a member of the APC.

SOURCE:http://punchng.com/anambra-apc-drops-soludo-ekwunife-gov-race-list/

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

FEMI KUTI other son reavealed

Femi Kuti is one happy dad.

Yesterday, the musician showed the photo of his family at the University of Lagos graduation ceremony of his adopted son, Kwame Joseph.

According to the musician, he adopted Kwame when the boy was only in junior secondary school, and with his son triumphantly graduating from the renowned university of Lagos, he feels very proud.

“My son Kwame Joseph who I’ve taken care of since his JSS 2, graduated today in Unilag,” the musician said, adding that Kwame “made me very proud.”

This revelation sparked heartwarming reactions from fans, many of whom have praised the musician for showing love to a child who needs it.

This also brings to mind the kind act of Bayelsa senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, who shared the first photos of his adopted son in November. “His name is Goodluck. He couldn’t hide his excitement when I reminded him that he bears same name with a former President. I love you son,” said the senator. “I told my son that he is not too young to aspire.”

See also http://stargist.com/nigerian_celebrity/ben-murray-bruce-senator-shares-photos-with-adopted-son/

Now, Femi Kuti is also showing Nigerians how to spread love. “[Kwame Joseph] has proven to me that most just need a little love and will excel,” said the singer, and many of his fans agree. 

SOURCE http://www.olisa.tv/2017/01/hearty-reactions-femi-kuti-reveals-adopted-son-now-unilag-graduate/

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

Jealous Lover Kills Cheating Girlfriend, Boyfriend with Petrol Bomb in Lagos

A desterted engineer purportedly killed his estranged lover, his rival and poisoned himself, in the Meiran area of Lagos, the Punch is reporting.

According to the newspaper, the engineer, only identified by his first name, Ogundare, had opened a beer parlour known as Iya Corner for his lover, Oriyomi Folarin, on Ebijimi Street. He was also believed to have rented an apartment for Oriyomi.

Tragedy occured around 9 am on Sunday when Ogundare ran to the beer parlour with a gallon of petrol, splashed it on his lover and rival, Akinade Omole, commonly known as Currency in the area, and set them ablaze.

The couple died shortly after they were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Ogundare, who took off from the scene with burns on his hands was said to have gone out of sight on hearing that his casualties had died. He later poisoned himself.

A tenant, Femi, who explained the story to the newspaper said on the day, Ogundare spotted a Toyota Highlander SUV belonging to Omole at a nearby filling station, and trailed him to the beer parlour.

Femi said, “The engineer bought fuel in a jerrycan and headed for Iya Corner’s shop. I never thought he had any sinister motive. On getting there, he met Iya Corner and Currency chatting as Currency ate eba.

“He poured the fuel on them and set them ablaze. The fire caught him in the hand but he escaped. By the time people assisted Iya Corner and Currency to put out the fire, they had suffered sustained burns. Currency’s private parts were damaged. They died on Monday.”

Another resident, Yusuf Ajibola, said Ogundare and Iya Corner had been in an intimate relationship for years until he had financial problems in 2016 and could no longer meet his lover’s needs.

“That was when Iya Corner started dating Currency. The engineer knew Currency and Iya Corner were in a relationship. He warned the woman to back out or be ready to forfeit the shop he opened for her, but she refused.

“During the Yuletide, Engineer went to the shop and disrupted it. Currency and the woman got him arrested and he was detained by the police. He felt embarassed because he had spent a lot of money on the woman,” he added.

A shop owner, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the incident was an embarassment to the families of the three parties involved; the men were married.

“The two men are married with children. The engineer built a house in the Obadeyi area and three of his children are graduates. I was shocked that he put himself in such a manner. The woman’s first child has three children and one of them, Wunmi, recently graduated. She narrowly escaped being consumed by the fire that evening.

“I learnt yesterday (Tuesday) that the engineer took poison and he died. However, a friend just told me today that he was still alive but in a critical condition at a hospital.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, said the police had carried out a search for Ogundare.

He said, “Two victims are dead; the suspect is still alive, but on the run. Effort is on to track him. The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba for further investigation.”

SOURCE http://www.olisa.tv/2017/01/jilted-engineer-sets-lover-rival-ablaze-poisons-self/

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

DSS ambushed pastor of Omega Fire Ministries

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, in the early yessterday morning, prevented the operatives of the Department of State Services from arresting the Founder of The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, in Ado Ekiti.

Suleiman, who was in Ekiti for a two-day crusade that began on Tuesday, was alleged to condemned alleged attempt to Islamise Nigeria and asked members of his church in Auchi, Edo State, to resist the killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

 

He was reported to have said that the killings were targeted at decimating the Christian population.

Fayose, who had participated in the first day of the programme, was said to have received a distress call from the pastor after paying a courtesy call to the Government House.

It was learnt that the operatives of the DSS stormed the hotel room of the pastor in the Adebayo area of the State capital and attempted to force their way to his room.

They were, however, resisted by security men of the hotel that insisted on knowing their mission.

Minutes later, Fayose led a rescue mission to the hotel and saved the pastor from being arrested by the operatives.

The pastot told journalists around 2am on Wednesday, Said, “I came to Ado Ekiti for a crusade; but I had a premonition that I was being trailed after I preached that Christians should revenge any attack or killings by the Fulani herdsmen.

These Fulani herdsmen have turned many Christians to orphans and widows but the time has come to protect ourselves.

“I received several calls from hidden numbers trying to locate where I am and I had warned my security not to allow any Fulani man to come nearer me. So, when the men of DSS came in the middle of the night, I knew their mission and I had to call the Governor because if they arrest me, they will put this country on fire.”

Fayose, who criticised the DSS for ambushing a man of God during a crusade, said he expected the security agency to show courtesy and respect.

The governor added, “I expect the security operatives to invite him if they have any issue with him instead of arresting him in the dead of the night after a powerful and spirit-filled crusade in my state.

“I personally attended his crusade and I think it is wrong that a man of God, who is harmless, who could be invited, instead of been ambushed.

“Are Christians and Muslems under different dispensations of the rule of law?. That’s why I went there to rescue him. Let them kill two of us together. But when they saw my vehicles and the crowd, they fled.

“But we have information that instructions came from DSS in Abuja that the Pastor should be arrested. We are not in a fascist state. The Federal Government must learn to respect the rights of Nigerians and freedom of expression.”

The governor expressed concerns that the Federal Government was set to harass clergymen in the country, noting that the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, was harassed and forced to resign shortly after he visited him in Ado Ekiti.

“This is unacceptable. We are in a democracy and Nigerians should warn the Presidency against putting this country on fire because religion is an emotional thing,” he said.

Fayose also warned security operatives against intimidating and arresting men of God in the interest of peace and religious harmony in the country, stressing that “the constitution guarantees freedom of worship.”

Suleiman, however, denied instructing Christians in a sermon to go after Muslims.

Describing the report as not only senseless but malicious, he said his statements were miscinterpreted to incite the people.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday on the contentious issue, Suleiman debunked the report linking him to inflammatory remarks, adding that it was sinful for anyone to order a fellow man to kill another.

He said, “They said I preached in Auchi two weeks ago, which they said implied that I was instigating Christians against Muslims. I have always been an advocate of peace and I can’t stay around and be saying such. There are widows and orphans that we take care of. No leader will see his shepherds being killed and be happy.

“Later, I got anonymous calls from Fulani herdsmen about what I said. What I said was that if gunmen came around the church to attack churches, you must defend yourself, but if they come to pray, don’t attack.

“But they quoted me out of context. I am not stupid, I live among the crowd and I am not senseless. Time for self defence has come. Whether you are a Muslim or Christian, someone can’t just come to your house and kill your children and you will keep quiet.

“I said the Christians must not go after them, but if they come after us, then defend yourselves.”

He added, “If this will make them to clarify what I meant, I can present the video of my preaching. A town in Aviele in Edo State, Muslims rushed into the church and chased away all church members.

“I have always been preaching that youths must not kill. It was even wrong for the police or security agency to be coming around me and be saying I preached that I said Christians should kill Muslims without any verifiable facts.

He believed the continuous killings in Kaduna underscored the insinuations that there was a deliberate attempt in the country to frustrate Christians.

“This Kaduna crisis confirms that there is a deliberate attempt to frustrate Christians. The National Assembly must not fold their arms and see this happen. But I have no grudge against Buhari or the DSS. They are only doing their job, but the DSS did it wrongly,” he said.

Meanwhile, the National Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Advance Party, Mr. Tosin Odeyemi, has condemned the DSS invasion of the hotel where Suleiman was lodged in Ado Ekiti.

Speaking on the telephone with one of our correspondents in a reaction to the foiled attempt by the DSS to arrest Suleiman, Odeyemi said the nation would be thrown into crisis if the DSS continued with its excessive use of force especially against the Christians.

Odeyemi said, “I am speaking in my personal capacity and as a prophet of God. This Daura people  should not start religious war in Nigeria, and I think the President is listening. They should not provoke us further because we will react.

“Nigeria belongs to us all. What offence did Apostle Suleiman commit?

“What do they expect him to do? When a criminal comes to kill you, the DSS expect him to fold his arms and bless them. No Christian leader will do that now; that is past tense. We will protect ourselves and react if they drive us to that point.

SOURCE http://punchng.com/fayose-foils-dss-plan-arrest-pastor-ekiti/

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

Egypt gains ticket to quarter final

Mohamed Salah provided the decisive moment, lashing in a free-kick through a gap in Ghana's defensive wall.

A mistake by Ghana keeper Brimah Razak presented Marwan Mohsen with a chance to double the lead but he shot over.

Daniel Amartey missed Ghana's best chance, heading wide from Christian Atsu's free-kick to the back post.

The result means Egypt will face Morocco and Ghana will take on DR Congo in last-eight matches on Sunday.

Record seven-time African champions Egypt knew a point would be good enough to take them through to the knockout stage and, after Roma forward Salah put them ahead, they were content to sit back and protect their position.

But for all Ghana's increased possession, Avram Grant's side - not helped by the loss of captain Asamoah Gyan to injury on 40 minutes - could not find the cutting edge up front to get back on level terms.

And when it appeared they might break through after Atsu's excellent jinking run had earned him a good shooting chance, the ball bobbled up off the much-criticised Oyem pitch and bounced off his shin as he took aim.

Emmanuel Badu's low drive from 25 yards brought a decent save from Egypt's 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, and the Nations Cup's oldest ever player was also equal to Jordan Ayew's fizzing effort late on.

Given Ghana's lack of goal threat, Grant will be concerned that Gyan's injury will rule the striker out of the match against DR Congo.

Egypt will take confidence from inflicting a first defeat on Ghana in Gabon - it was also the first goal the Back Stars had conceded at the tournament - as well as standout performances by midfielder Mahmoud Hassan and centre-backs Ali Gabr Mossad and Ahmed Hegazy.

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

President Buhari hale and hearty

The Federal Government told Nigerians to disregard any subversive messages being circulated via text messaging and the Social Media, saying such fabricated messages are being put together by those who feel threatened by the positive development of the country

 A statement delivered in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said there is no iota of truth in the messages being circulated on the health of the President, who is hale and hearty, and the purported emergency meetings of the State Governors in Abuja or anywhere.

He said the scandalizers have also resorted to the use of ethnicity and religion as tools to divide Nigerians, overheat the policy and cause panic among the citizens, in addition to using fake news and disinformation to distort government activities.

Alhaji Mohammed said while opposition and criticism are all part of democracy, the crafting and circulation of subversive materials and scare-mongering are not, hence the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on those who are bent on subverting the state.

”The source or sources of the fabricated messages are already being investigated and the authors should prepare to face the consequences of their actions.

”The emerging trend of resorting to destabilisation and scare-mongering is not unexpected, considering this government’s clamp-down on the corrupt elements in the society, the plugging of all financial leaks which has derailed the gravy train of the looters of public treasury and the enthronement of probity and transparency in the polity.

”While we will neither stifle press freedom nor abridge the citizens’ right to express themselves freely, whether through criticism or protests, the security agencies will neither allow any resort to violence nor a willful subversion of the state for whatever reason,” he warned.

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

EFCC reject reports on the removal of Magu

Acording to the  national newspaper, the Guardian  on Saturday reported that President Muhammadu Buhari removed Magu.

“Not true”, spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in response to an SMS enquiry by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday morning.

The rumour of Magu’s removal has also hit the social media and some traditional media websites in the early hours of Saturday.

Some  undisclosed sources, said that Ibrahim Magu, may have finally been removed from office.

It said a source said Magu’s redeployment back to the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) was to pave way for a fresh person to be presented by President Muhammadu Buhari as the nominee to head the anti-graft agency before the Senate.

It said it gathered that to make the situation look like a routine exercise, some senior Police officers would be re-deployed by the Police hierarchy to resume as conventional Police officers.

It was equally reliably gathered yesterday that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has already issued a leter to Magu on the development and directed that he hands over to the Director of Operations in the Commission.

Magu’s nomination was recently rejected by the Senate following allegation of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).

The Senate had rejected the nomination of Mr Ibrahim Magu as Substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Chairman of Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Sen. Sabi Abdullahi, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja.

Abdullahi said that the rejection of Magu’s nomination was based on security reports available to the senate.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari will be communicated accordingly.

“The Senate wishes to inform the general public that based on security reports available to the senate, it cannot proceed and confirm the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Executive Chairman of EFCC.

“Accordingly, the Senate hereby rejects the said nomination and has returned it to Mr President for further action,’’ he said.

Other anonymous sources said  that nomination of other members of the commission sent for confirmation was also not confirmed at plenary.

The committee chairman declined further comments on the screening of the nominees.

The Senate had at the resumption of plenary gone into a two hour executive session with Magu but the meeting ended in a deadlock.

 The Presidency had in July written the Senate, seeking the screening and confirmation of Magu as Substantive Chairman of EFCC.

Buhari appointed Magu Acting Chairman of the commission after the removal of Mr Ibrahim Lamorde on Nov. 9, 2015.

Before his appointment as the acting chairman, Magu was the Head of Economic Governance Unit of the commission

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Posted: Jan 25, 2017

See Governor who promised to build 101 roads in 90 days

The governor of the eastern state made this declaration on Saturday, January 7, stating that the roads have been penciled down in areas where there are possibilities of having agriculture, commerce and industrial prospects. According to vanguard, Governor Willie Obiano said that a minimum of 101 (one hundred and one) roads will be constructed in Anambra state in 90 days.

Obiano noted that the the roads would be constructed across the three major senatorial districts of the state, adding that "It would be done to standard due to the anticipated heavy duty trucks conveying products to and from the project sites.". 

BREAKING: TWO HERDSMEN KILLED IN ANAMBRA STATE

While describing 2016 as a year of breakthrough for Anambra state, he explained that he would intensify efforts to ensure that the people of the state do not suffer the harsh reality of the economic recession presently affecting the country. "I am committed to seeing through my social contract with the people."

However, many residents are wondering how Governor illie Obiano will be able to achieve this feat. Speaking to Ogbongenews, a political commentator in Anambra State, Chief Okafor Okwuchukwu wondered if Obiano intended to work outside the 2017 budget which he presented to the State House of Assembly. He reminded Anambrarians to shine their eyes as the government of Obiano was used to dishing out fairy tales in place of actual events, and urged people to ponder how a regime which could not complete any road left behind by the Peter Obi administration, commence any new one in two years with a budget of over 240 billion naira promise to build 101 roads within 90 days with a 2017 budget of 114 billion naira. Chief Okafor said that what the Obiano government intended to do was to start 101 roads that will never be completed just to win votes for his re-election bid.

READ: BUHARI REACTS TO PASTOR ADEBOYE STEPPING DOWN

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Posted: Jan 10, 2017

Two herdsmen allegedly killed in Anambra

TWO young men believed to be herdsmen are said to have been killed at Umuoba-Anam in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State by yet to be identified persons. According to Vanguard, six persons arrested over the incident were helping the police in the investigations.

The Anambra State Police command had already deployed a large number of policemen to the area to maintain peace and to prevent reprisal attack whilst efforts are being made to trace the missing duo.

Meanwhile the South East leader of Cattle Breeders Association, otherwise known as (Miyetti-Allah), Alhaji Sadiq Gidado, told reporters in Awka that the incident took place at the area where the two men and others were grazing. Gidado said the two persons had not been seen since the incident, adding that while their caps and shoes, which they took along with them to the place, had been recovered, their motorcycle had not been seen. “If they were killed, all we want to see is their bodies and we will be satisfied. I don’t know why some people want to cause trouble after the peace accord we signed with the state government and security operatives in Anambra State,” Gidado said.

Though the police commissioner could not confirm whether the missing people were actually killed, he said the police command was still investigating what transpired in the community, adding that what the command was working on was a case of missing persons.

Posted: Jan 10, 2017

President Buhari reacts to Adeboye's Stepping down

Fresh facts emerged on Monday why President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the Executive Secretary of the Financial Regulatory Council of Nigeria, Mr. Jim Obazee, in connection with the implementation of the controversial corporate Governance Code 2016.

According to the PUNCH , Obazee was sacked for disobeying a directive of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechuckwu Enelamah, that the implementation of the regulation should be suspended.

Buhari had, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Monday, approved the immediate removal and the replacement of Obazee.

The President also approved the appointment of Mr. Daniel Asapokhai as the Executive Secretary of the council to replace Obazee

Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God had, on Saturday, stepped down as the overseer of the church in Nigeria in accordance with the governance code of the FRC.

READ: HEAD OF ANOTHER CHURCH STEPS DOWN

Adeboye, who made the announcement during the church’s annual ministers thanksgiving service, at the Redemption Camp in the Mowe area of Ogun State, said the new regulation would affect clergymen, including Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide International, aka Winners Chapel; Pastor W. F. Kumuyi of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry and Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission.

The Christian Association of Nigeria had alleged that the new code was targeted at weakening the church.

According to Punch, a source said that the Presidency found it curious that a regulation, which the Council could not implement during former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, was being enforced under Buhari.

“Although the regulation dated back to Jonathan’s administration, why did he fail to implement it and ask the religious leaders to resign? Why did the council wait till the present administration before insisting on its implementation?” the source asked.

BREAKING: NIGERIAN DRUG BARON BREAKS OUT OF DETENTION, REARRESTED

Punch also reported that some ministers told Buhari on Monday morning that the gale of resignation that would sweep across the Pentecostal churches in the South would affect his government, as one of them said the ministers reminded the President that the regime could be tagged anti-Christian if action was not taken.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government, on Monday, suspended the controversial Corporate Governance Code, which was issued on October 17 by the FRC stating that the code was suspended in order to carry out a detailed review of its application.

The FRC is one of the parastatals under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and it is responsible for setting and promoting compliance with standards for accounting, financial reporting and auditing in Nigeria.

Posted: Jan 10, 2017

PASTOR ADEBOYE IS NO LONGER THE GENERAL OVERSEER OF RCCG NIGERIA

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has reportedly retired as the Head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Nigeria. Pastor J.O. Obayemi has been named as Adeboye’s replacement. Obayemi was a deputy in charge of Finance and a member of governing council, before his appointment.

‎However, a statement signed by Leke Adeboye, the clergyman’s last son and Personal Assistant, on Saturday said the clarification was coming on the heels of misrepresentation of Pastor E. A. Adeboye’s announcement at the Annual Ministers Thanksgiving held at the redemption camp yesterday that the Church in Nigeria is now to be led by Pastor Joseph Obayemi.

Adeboye said the clarification was sequel to the new legal requirements of the Financial Regulations Council, guiding all registered churches, mosques, and Civil Society Organisations.

The regulation stipulates that heads of non-profit organisations like churches now have a maximum period of 20 years to lead their organisations while in retirement and are not permitted to hand over to their families.

Adeboye reiterated that Pastor Funsho Odesola, will now serve as the new Church Secretary while Pastor Joseph Adeyokunu, is the new Church Treasurer.‎

He advised all members of RCCG to understand this new structure and go about their service to God and humanity in holiness and soul winning.

He also appealed to members to educate people around them and not spread inaccurate information, stressing that Pastor E.A. Adeboye “remains the General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide’’

Posted: Jan 07, 2017

NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM PRAYS FOR SICK ARCHBISHOP (PHOTOS)

Muslims and Christians alike will be happy to know of the existing amiability between a Chief Imam and an Archbishop which helps eliminate the barrier in both religions. A facebook post by Ibrahim Gomda Barhama Gattuso revealed that the Chief Imam in Ghana paid a visit to the Archbishop and even prayed for him.

He posted photos as evidence of his claim.

“When I tell my friends here that Muslims and Christians in my homeland live together in peace and harmony,they get so surprised.Well this is the National Chief Imam of Ghana Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu with archbishop Palmer Buckle of Ghana during the latter’s visit to our Imam.This is actually a thank you visit after Chief Imam was told that the Archbishop was taken ill so Imam visited the bishop and even prayed for him.
WELL I GUESS THE WORLD CAN LEARN FROM MY COUNTRY GHANA…#iloveGh”

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Posted: Jan 07, 2017

UNDERGRADUATE MURDERS HIS 86-YEAR-OLD FATHER

An undergraduate, Olusoji Thompson who confessed to the crime of killing his 86-year-old father has been detained at the homicide section of the Ondo State Police Command .

The deceased, Chief Clifford Olumekun, was allegedly murdered on January 2, 2017 with an axe by his son at his residence located at No 1, Okeraye Street, Idepe in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

According to This Day,  a source said immediately after killing his father, the suspect allegedly fled after he had parked the deceased’s lifeless body, wrapped it with a cloth and cleaned the blood stains in the room so as not to douse suspicion that the deceased was murdered.

“When the family members got into the room they noticed the blood stains that were carelessly cleaned on the floor of the room.

“They also found out that blood stains that were supposed to be on the deceased’s body had been carefully cleaned and his corpse was wrapped in a big cloth as if he died naturally,” he said.

The source added that the family immediately consulted the oracle to expose the killer but the suspect who had earlier fled the town showed up and confessed to the crime. He was later handed over to the police.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident adding that the reason for the boy’s dastardly act was yet to be determined.

“The incident happened on January 2, 2017 and we have arrested the suspect. We are still interrogating him to know why he carried out such an act,” he said.

Posted: Jan 07, 2017

NIGER DELTA AVENGERS VOWS TO MAKE BUHARI CRY BLOOD

The Niger Delta Avengers on Friday (6 January) announced the launch of a more fierce war and bloodshed against the Nigerian government in 2017.

The group alleged that the government has refused to yield to their demands and was not ready for dialogue. It also blamed the government of not reciprocating its ceasefire efforts of 2016.

The government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, and the militant group have been engaged in talks for more than six months over the latter's concerns about oil revenues and poverty levels of the people of Niger Delta. However, the group claimed that the government was "politicising and blackmailing the process to forestall any genuine dialogue and negotiations".

"Since, the declaration of cessation of hostilities in the region by all fighters and affiliates, it has been evidently clear that the Nigerian state is not ready for any form of dialogue and negotiation with our people to addressing the issues sustaining the unending sufferings and deprivation of the people of the Niger Delta.

"As we get prepared for the challenges ahead 2017, We make bold to tell the people of our Niger Delta, sane minds in Nigeria and the comity of nations that the remaining 11 months and couples of weeks in 2017 will be filled with surprises and a reconfiguration of the struggle for the liberation of our motherland.

"All fighters and commands are hereby placed on high readiness in your webs of operations to hit and knock the enemy very hard....We are determined to hit him very hard and deadly that even his eyes will shed blood, his ear will be more deafened and his heart shall quake; when he sees, hear and feel the outcome of our next activities," the group said in a statement, announcing the launch of "Operations Walls of Jericho and Hurricane Joshua" against the government.

The militant group's announcement comes as the federal government resumed stipend payments to former militants in the Niger Delta region as part of a 2009 amnesty deal. The payments were granted to militants on condition that they stop carrying out oil pipeline attacks and other criminal activities in the region.

Posted: Jan 07, 2017

OKORO HAS BEEN REARRESTED IN INDIA

The Nigerian national who had escaped from police custody in the early hours of January 2 from the Anti Narcotics Cell’s (ANC) Azad Maidan Unit, has been rearrested in India. The drug peddler identified as John Kennedy Chukwuemeka Okoro, 35, was held at Kandivali on Thursday morning.

Reports have it that he was brought from Nasik prison after completing three-years of imprisonment in a drug peddling case but was taken to Mumbai for the completion of his deportation procedures.

However, Okoro slipped custody when he was kept at the Azad Maidan unit’s passage without handcuffs. A constable was supposed to keep a watch on him. However, he jumped from the first floor of the unit, landed on the roof of the unit’s ground floor office and fled.

The Kandivali unit of ANC finally nabbed him after a tip off. Speaking about the trail, a senior officer from the ANC said, “After he escaped custody, he went to Nerul, Navi Mumbai to his friend's house. He then kept moving from one place to another. He wanted to move out of the state to avoid deportation, hence, he was planning to go to Bengaluru before our team nabbed him.”

Okoro was produced in the Killa court, Azad Maidan on Friday and sent to Judicial Custody till January 13. The Azad Maidan police station had registered an offense against him.


Posted: Jan 07, 2017

GOV. WIKE REACTS TO SACK OF POLICE AIDES

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reacted to the sack of six policemen attached to him. According to the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don N. Awunah,fsi, the officers were fired for unprofessional and overzealous conduct when they were in the convoy of Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike during the parliamentary elections.

The Rivers State government, in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Austin Tam-George, said it was unprofessional for the police to dismiss the officers as they committed no crime.

“This is a tragic day for professionalism and the respect for human rights in the Nigeria police force,” Mr. Tam-George said in the statement.

“The dismissed officers committed no crime, other than foil a carefully orchestrated electoral heist by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in collusion with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Nigeria Police force.

The statement said the allegation that the affected policemen misused their firearms while in the convoy of the governor was “a wrong and cruel fabrication”, adding that the governor did not leave his official residence on that day.

 “Two days after the elections, on the 12th of December 2016, thousands of Rivers people, led by Governor Wike, resisted an invasion by the police on the premises of the Port Harcourt City Local Government Council, in a brazen attempt to rig the elections in favour of the APC.

“The Port Harcourt City Council was the Election Collation Centre for the Rivers East Senatorial District.

“Throughout the period of the standoff between the invading police officers and the thousands of citizens who resisted them, Governor Wike and the officers around him conducted themselves with utmost restraint.

“The dismissed officers are therefore the latest victims of the medieval dictatorship of the APC government,” the statement said.

Posted: Jan 07, 2017

ALISON-MADUEKE SET TO LOSE $153,310,000, EXCEPT..

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke is set to lose $153,310,000, which she allegedly embezzled from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and stored in three banks in the country.

It was alleged that out of the allegedly stolen $153.3m, a sum of N23,446, 300,000 was kept in Sterling Bank Plc, N9,080,000,000 in First Bank Plc and $5m in Access Bank Plc.

A Federal High Court in Lagos, headed by Justice Muslim Hassan, ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sum which is likely to become a permanent forfeiture except the parties involved can prove the legitimacy of the money.

The judge gave the verdict in favour of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which appeared before him on Friday with an ex parte application seeking the temporary forfeiture of the funds.

In a nine-paragraph affidavit filed in support of the ex parte application, an EFCC investigator, Moses Awolusi, alleged that the anti-graft agency discovered through its investigations how sometime in December 2014 Diezani invited a former Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, to her office where they hatched the plan of how a cash sum of $153,310,000 would be moved from NNPC to Okonkwo to be saved for Diezani.

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

ATIKU AND OKOWA'S DONATION DIVIDES APC

The Delta state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress is currently divided over a donation allegedly made by former VP and chieftain of the party, Atiku Abubakar.

The leadership of the party in the state launched an attack on its Secretary, Chidi Okonji, on Thursday, suspending him for receiving N600, 000 from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa,a member of the PDP, on behalf of the party.

Although the money was said to be a grant to the party, the party however saw it as a bribe to the secretary to obscure the fortunes of the party and make it ungovernable ahead of 2019.

But reacting to his suspension yesterday, Okonji fought back stating that it was only the State Executive Council (SEC), made up of 35 members, that had the constitutional right to suspend him.

He revealed that the Chairman of the party, Jones Ode-Erue, was alleged to have received half of the money and angry that the amount allotted to the APC was small. He added that trouble started after he asked Ode-Erue to account for the monthly N5 million allowance he was collecting to run the party and the N13.5 million Christmas package given to the party.

Okonji alleged that he was being victimized because he urged the chairman to return the party bus donated by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, while also resisting the chairman from using his personal account to siphon the party’s funds.

But Ode-Erue, who signed the suspension letter at an enlarged meeting he convened in Asaba yesterday, said Okonji’s action was capable of bringing the party into disrepute and public disgrace and that he was thereby suspended indefinitely for ‘criminal forgery, fraudulent conversion and connivance with Delta State government.’

Politics Nigeria further discovered that the APC chairman, who disassociated himself from the largesse, accused Okonji of ‘collecting N600, 000 as purported grant without the knowledge and permission of the hierarchy of the party.’

He said:

“APC will not, cannot and will never collect any money in the name of grants from the failed Okowa government in Delta State. APC takes exception to the activities of these political miscreants and this issue has been decisively dealt with.”
Ode-Erue said threatened that under his watch, the APC would resist every attempt made by ‘a government that could not pay workers’.

(Politicsngr)

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

GIRL WHO CRIED BLOOD GIVES TESTIMONY IN T.B JOSHUA’S CHURCH

A South African girl, Hope, has her video going viral on Youtube as she was seen given her testimony in Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, of how she was healed by the man of God, Prophet TB Joshua.

The girl who looks much healthier narrated her ordeal and how she was healed of the rare medical condition in the video which was published on the SCOAN’s YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV,

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She said, “People were running away from me; they started calling me a devil’s child.

“My condition became so severe that I was kicked out of school and spent most of the time in isolation due to the shame and rumors that spread in its wake.

“I attempted suicide several times due to the deep depression which had engulfed me.

“Amidst the strange spiritual attacks which included menstruating for up to 40 days without ceasing and my hair inexplicably starting to fall off, I was also raped on three different occasions.

“After exhausting all medical options, I and my mother decided to pay a visit to The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria, famed for its purported ability to cure a diverse range of ‘spiritual’ ailments.

“During the time of prayer in one of T.B. Joshua’s services, I was delivered,” Hope stated as the video showed the ‘demon’ purportedly behind her bizarre affliction being commanded out and the young girl collapsing to the floor.

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Posted: Jan 06, 2017

RIVERS RERUN: POLICE FIRES SIX OFFICERS FOR MISCONDUCT

The Nigerian Police has sacked six of its officers for unethical practices during Rivers state election. This was contained in a press briefing by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don N. Awunah,fsi, at the Force Headquarters Abuja.

The six men were found guilty of unprofessional and overzealous conduct when they were in the convoy of Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike during the parliamentary elections.

Read the full statement below;

Gentlemen of the press, you are welcome to today’s press briefing at Force headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja. Let me also use the opportunity to wish us all a happy new year.

Democratic Policing is one of the core values of the current Police management under the leadership of IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni. The IGP as an ardent apostle of the rule of law and adherent of international best practices of Policing has since assumption of office articulated a master plan to guarantee a reformed electoral process across the country. This is a novel security template devoid of violence, electoral malpractices and the attendant destruction of lives and property which have been a recurring decimal in previous elections in the country.

Undoubtedly, this master plan as implemented by the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies under the auspices of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, (ICCES), has proved largely successful and should engender a credible roadmap for the foot-proof security of future elections in Nigeria.

The IGP has also instituted comprehensive measures to ensure compliance with strict rules of professional behaviors and code of conduct for officers and men under his watch. To this extent, they are under obligation to conform to the dictates of enabling laws while carrying out their statutory responsibilities to the letter.

Consequently, personnel of the Force who abuse their office, privileges and discretionary powers in the discharge of their official duties, will be brought to justice.

In the case of the recent parliamentary election in Rivers State, the IGP’s resolve to secure the process was reciprocated with the unethical conduct of some bad eggs within the Force.

In spite of strict warnings and instructions from the IGP that all Police personnel on election duty should be of good conduct and desist from escorting their principals, notably public office holders, and politicians to polling units throughout the period of the election, some recalcitrant police personnel was still found blatantly breaching these directives. This is unacceptable by all standards in the Force.

Therefore, in the course of discreet investigations into the above misconduct, the following personnel of the Force was found to have in total disrespect to orders and directives, compromised, engaged in unprofessional acts and other unbecoming conduct

These acts, if not checked can be inimical to discipline and proper administration of the Force. Their actions are capable of bringing the entire Nigeria Police Force to disrepute and portray the Force in a very bad light as a lawless organization not guided by the rule of law. The officers are as follows:

i. AP/No.177893 EX. Inspr. Eyong Victor

ii. F/No. 400872 EX. Sgt Peter Ekpo

iii. F/No.374585 EX. Sgt Oguni Goodluck

iv. F/No. 385870 EX. Sgt. Orji Nwoke

v. F/No. 234216 EX. Sgt. Okpe Ezekiel

vi. F/No. 437983 EX. Sgt. Tanko Akor

These aforementioned Police personnel while in the convoy of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Rivers State Barr. Nyesom Wike on the date of the election, 10th December 2016 misused the firearms in their possession contrary to the provisions of Force Order 237.

The Service personnel became overzealous, took laws into their hands and opened fire, causing panic in the crowd. They joined in storming the Port Harcourt City Council Secretariat and prevented the movement of election results of Emouha polling unit to the appropriate collation centre designated by INEC, in flagrant disregard and disobedience to senior Police officers present at the venue.

The six (6) Police officers, after the conclusion of investigation into this public mischief, were subjected to internal disciplinary measures, found guilty and consequently dismissed from the Force. They will be prosecuted under the Electoral Act to serve as a deterrent to others.

The IGP wishes to restate the commitment of the force to carry out its constitutional obligations in accordance with the law of the land before, during and after every election in Nigeria. This will be done in a very professional manner bearing in mind the need not only to be unbiased but to be seen by members of the public as responsive and responsible security agency in election security in the country.

Nigerians should rest assured that the IGP and indeed the entire management team of the Force will not be deterred in its resolve to rid the Nigeria Police Force of personnel who indulges in actions or inactions that amount to unprofessional and serious misconduct.

The IGP commends all officers and men of the Force for their dedication, commitment, sacrifice, hard work and display of utmost professionalism in their service to the country despite daunting challenges. Without doubts, our sacrifices and sincerity of purpose will be commensurately rewarded.

Thank you for your time and God bless.

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

DEAD AND BURIED MAN RETURNS HOME MONTHS AFTER (VIDEO)


A man who reportedly died in an accident in August and was ‘buried’ few months after has returned home, sending mixtures of shock and joy to the members of his family.

The man, Vincent Oyugi, lives in a rented house in the outskirts of Narok Town. His family was told that he died in an accident in August as he was in a pick-up delivering vegetables to a local market when the vehicle veered off the road and killed three people working on a nearby farm.

Daily Nation reports that the news of his death sparked off funeral arrangements, which resulted into the collection and burial of a body thought to be Oyugi’s on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Accordng to his mother,an autopsy and identification of the body was done at the Narok County Hospital before they were granted permission to take it for burial.

She further added that, no DNA tests were done because of the damage done to the remains. She said: “The body was in bad shape and we were convinced that it belonged to my son, so we proceeded to make burial arrangements, upon which we buried him on 4th December last year."

But on Tuesday, January 3rd, the man who was presumed dead walked into his family compound in, Masaba South Sub-County, Kisii County. Quizzed on how he survived, he said: “It is true I was in the vehicle but I jumped out shortly before it rolled, I got a scratch but walked away shocked and did not come back to the scene."

He said he has been at his residence and was not aware of what his family heard about him. The family is still struggling to accept the reality as they look closely at him to make sure it is really him.

Oyugi’s uncles, Mose Ombeche and Samuel Ombogo, said the news of the resurrection had seriously surprised them. Ombogo also said tradition demands that a resurrected man should be cleansed before allowing him into the house.

“In such circumstances, he would not be allowed home until certain rites are conducted, we will have to first buy a white male chicken or white goat. They will be killed and eaten by the family to cleanse him. When the body that is buried here is exhumed, we will put the innards of the white goat into the grave to cleanse the family.”

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Posted: Jan 06, 2017

MOTHER LOOKING FOR HER 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER FINDS HER ON FACEBOOK DOING THIS

The mother of a 16-year-old girl who allegedly went missing since December 31st (New Year’s eve) would not had believed her eyes when she was shown on Facebook where her daughter is.

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The worried woman identified as Diana posted a picture of her daughter on Facebook, declaring her missing and pleading for her return, only for her to start getting tagged by several Facebook users to a post of a man who had camped her daughter in his house and had posted some illicit photos of the two on facebook.

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Posted: Jan 06, 2017

AISHA BUHARI DENIES SCANDALOUS LONDON REPORT

Aisha Buhari has denied reports that she was involved in the fiddling of resources of the Nigerian High Commission in London. The wife of the President said she didn’t abuse any privilege of the High Commission.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Wife of the President, Adebisi Olumide Ajayi. She said: “The attention of the Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has been drawn to a report in Sahara Reporters where, she was amongst other things accused of abuse of privileges at Nigerian High Commission in London.

“It is not in her interest to join issues with anyone or defend others mentioned in the report. It is however paramount to put the record in proper perspectives as it concern her trips to United Kingdom vis-à-vis the Nigerian High Commission in London.

“Aisha Buhari has never traveled to London with a large entourage as was carried in the report. The highest number of people on a trip involves her three kids, ADC, and her personal physician.

“The Nigerian Commission in London has never offered any favour either monetarily or materially to her or her so called entourage on any of her trips to London.”

She clarified that the State House Abuja provides her meal when necessary. Other healthy food and variety needed by her children are her personal responsibility.

She added: “It is on record that the Nigerian Commission in London does not receive Aisha Buhari at the airport with any official distinction or privileges as was accorded other first ladies before her

“Her drivers are privately arranged without any recourse to the embassy for staff.

“She has never complained or raised dust about any of these acts by the High Commission because of the understanding, as clearly spelt out and practiced by her husband, that public office must be separated from the private lives of the occupants.”

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

JONATHAN, DIEZANI AND OTHERS SHARED $1.3 BILLION MALABU OIL DEAL

An investigative report by Italian prosecutors has alleged that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, former Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Attorney Generals Mohammed Adoke and Bayo Ojo, former Minister of Defense and ex-National Security Adviser, Aliyu Gusau as well as numerous other senior government officials shared hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Italian prosecutors alleged that Mr. Jonathan and several officials of his government as well as top corporate officials of international oil firms, Eni and Shell, met several times between 2010 and 2011 to seal the fraudulent Malabu deal and split a massive loot running into hundreds of millions between Nigerian government and public interests as well as corporate officials.

The indictment shows that former Abacha-era Minister, Dauzia Loya Etete, better known as “Dan Etete” and his Malabu company were at the center of the scam that involved the sale of an oil bloc named OPL 245 he illicitly acquired in 1998. According to Italian prosecutors, Mr. Etete had engaged Zubelum Chukwuemeka Obi to source for buyers of the oil bloc. Subsequently, Italian oil giant, Eni, the parent of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd (NAOC) and Royal Dutch Shell, contracted to acquire 100 percent of the 245 oil block for a deal that totaled $1.3 billion. However, Italian prosecutors are alleging that much of the funds was set aside for fraudulent payments to Mr. Jonathan and other government officials as well as corporate executives working for Eni and Shell.

Apart from naming numerous officials of the global oil firms, the indictment also fingered Mr. Jonathan, Mr. Etete, Mrs. Alison-Madueke, Mr. Adoke, former NSA Gusau, Mr. Obi, Mr. Ojo, and Alhaji Abubakar as beneficiaries from the Malabu fraud.

Among the corporate players named in the Malabu deal are Paolo Scaroni, Eni’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, and Claudio Descalzi, the Managing Director of Eni’s Exploration and Production Division since July 2008. The indictment states that Mr. Scaroni “agreed to intermediation by Obi,” and was constantly informed by Mr. Descalzi of the progress of developments in the deal. In addition, he and Mr. Descalzi met then President Jonathan in person twice, “both during the finalization of the agreements (13 August 2010) and at the final stage, during an electoral campaign rally in Nigeria on 22 February 2011.”

According to the indictment, Mr. Descalzi maintained steady contact with Mr. Obi and two key Eni employees in Nigeria, Roberto Casula and Vincenzo Armanna, who helped coordinate a deal in which Mr. Jonathan and other senior officials of his government would receive illegal commissions in exchange for approving the Malabu oil deal. Mr. Descalzi also coordinated with his Shell counterpart, Malcolm Brinded, on the $1.3 billion price tag for the oil block.

Other Eni and Shell officials also attended meetings with President Jonathan in Abuja on August 13, 2010 regarding the OPL245 deal and, again, on February 22, 2011. In addition, the indictment states that the two oil companies’ executives attended meetings from November 18 to 25, 2010, at Mr. Adoke’s offices in Abuja. Apart from Mr. Adoke, Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar also known as “AAA Oil” was also present at the meetings during which, according to Italian prosecutors, “the financial conditions of the deal (1.3 billion) were agreed.”

The firms’ executives also met with Mr. Dan Etete in Milan, Italy from November 30 to December 1, 2010 and finalized issues “relating to the commissions.” Mr. Armanna, the Senior Advisor of Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd and as Eni Vice President for upstream sub-Saharan activities, reportedly played a major role in the scam. The indictment accuses him of maintaining contact with Mr. Obi and Mr. Etete, even though he was “fully aware of the destination of most of the sums paid by Eni to the political sponsors of the operation” and that some executives of Eni and Shell, himself included, were to receive “significant sums” from the deal. He is also accused of coordinating the fraudulent deal with his Shell counterpart, Peter Robinson, and hosting meetings at his residence in Nigeria with Shell executives. Mr. Armanna reportedly “supervised the Eni negotiating team’s drafting of the ‘resolution agreements.’” In addition, he met with Mr. Adoke numerous times to discuss the illicit transfers.

Italian prosecutors accuse Mr. Armanna of facilitating the Nigerian government’s active role in the Malabu deal, including the payment “of €1,092,040,000 intended for Etete, in addition to the ‘signature bonus’ of $207,960,000.” The indictment states that he coordinated with Gianfranco Falcioni and Bayo Ojo to transfer funds paid by Eni to the account of the Nigerian government at JP Morgan Chase London. As part of his reward, Mr. Armanna “subsequently received from Bayo Ojo the sum of €917,952 with the false payment reference of ‘Armanna inheritance.’”

The indictment states that, on October 30, 2010, Ciro Antonio Pagano, the NAE’s Managing Director, signed his firm’s offer to Raffeisen Bank, Obi’s advisor, for the company’s 100% acquisition of Malabu’s “participating interest” in OPL 245. The payments comprised $207,960,000 to the Nigerian government as the signature bonus and $1,053,000,000 directly to Malabu.

The indictment names Mr. Obi as shareholder in the company Energy Venture Partners Ltd (EVP), and as the person “assigned by Etete to find a buyer for block 245.” Italian prosecutors allege that Mr. Obi agreed with Etete that the “so-called ‘excess price’ – between the sum that Eni/NAE was undertaking to pay and the amount accepted by Etete, would be withheld by Obi, with the expectation that the aforementioned premium would be distributed among Mr. Obi, his sponsors, Di Nardo and Bisignani, Eni and Shell executives and “Nigerian government officials, in particular the Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.”

According to the indictment, Mr. Obi having met several times with Attorney General Adoke, and maintained direct relations with the AGF as well as with “persons connected to him, specifically Roland Ewubare and Oghogo Akpata.” He also maintained relations with Ms. Alison-Madueke and NSA Gusau, said the indictment.

The document also accuses Ednan Tofik Ogly Agaev of agreeing to a fee of 6% for his work as intermediary between Mr. Etete and Shell. It said Mr. Agaev, a Russian and former MI6 operative, subsequently worked for Shell as Senior Business Advisor and Strategic Investment Advisor. He is accused of meeting NSA Aliyu Gusau “on a number of occasions and having obtained information from him on the expectations of President Jonathan and other members of the government.”

The document describes Mr. Etete as “the fraudulent holder of the OPL245 exploration license since 1998.” He is also accused of “having received authorization from Minister of Petroleum Alison-Madueke to dispose of 100% of OPL245, following the decision of President Jonathan.” In addition, he “conducted confidential negotiations with Aliyu Abubakar, who acted as an agent of Goodluck Jonathan,” and “accepted, under government pressure, the total sum of $1.3 billion, established by Eni and Shell.”

Italian prosecutors also reported that Mr. Etete “received $801.5 million from the Nigerian government under the FGN Resolution Agreement, and having transferred to Abubakar Aliyu, directly or through companies attributable to him, funds of approximately $520 million, intended to be paid to President Jonathan, members of the government and other Nigerian government officials.”

The indictment also states that the Malabu deal involved an agreement that Dan Etete would use much of the funds from the sale of the oil bloc “for his own benefit and that of a large number of other beneficiaries to purchase property, aeroplanes, armored cars, etc.).”

The indictment added that “President Goodluck Jonathan and other members of the Nigerian government in office at the time, including Mrs. Alison-Madueke, Attorney General Muhammed Bello Adoke, National Security Advisor Aliyu Gusau, a member of the House of Representatives, Umar Bature, former Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah, and “holders of influence over President Jonathan and other members of the government” received huge payoffs from the Malabu deal.

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Posted: Jan 06, 2017

BUHARI IS THE CREATOR OF BOKO HARAM – ASARI DOKUBO

The leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari created the insurgent group, Boko Haram. He also said the president benefitted greatly from the activities of the terror group during the 2015 election.

In an interview with 247ngTV, the former militant asked the people of Kaduna to stop complaining and defend themselves.

Asari said, “For me, the life of every human being matters and as it is said, equity helps those who help themselves. The people of Southern Kaduna cannot fold their hands.

“They are calling on El Rufai, who once said whoever kills a Fulani man is a debt that must be paid, whether now or forever.

“It is stupidity for them to fold their arms. They should also go out and kill them. That is what we do here in Ijaw, if you attempt to kill us, we will kill you. They keep compaining that they are burning their villages, don’t they know their villages, go out there and raze their villages too. The crisis has nothing to do with Islam. People should stop this Islamphobic, those killing people in Kaduna are the people that are hungry for power.

“There was a mad man Called Usman Dan Fodio who came there in the 1800. This mad, sick idiot came and told them that their own practice of Islam was not good. He started at the Kwa, he killed them, went to Kano and Borno raided the cities.

“It is a new colonial expansionist movement led by bloodthirsty fool called Dan Fodio, who instructed them to follow the part of destruction. For me, I believe violence is the only solution to violence because the man who makes violence believes that it is a natural law.”

On the activities of the Boko Haram sect, the Niger Delta warlord said, “Buhari is the creator of Boko Haram. Buhari benefited from the activities of the sect because on the day of the election, Boko Haram went to sleep and you had millions of votes from the north.

“I can tell you without fear that Boko Harm is working hand in hand with Buhari and he can’t deny that. The person who lost the battle of Boko Haram is Goodluck Jonathan. They use it as a smear campaign together with the satanic Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama.”

Asked about his views on the release of the Chibok girls, Asari said, “I have said it before, there are no missing Chibok girls, the Chibok girls that wrote WAEC that could not speak English. In what language were they writing exam?”

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

LIGHT RAIL PROJECT: GANDUJE REACTS TO KWANKWASO’S CRITICISM

Just back from China where he sealed a deal with the Chinese gov­ernment on the construc­tion of light rail in Kano, Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Thursday lambasted the Kwankwassiyya Political group loyal to immediate past governor of the state, Sen Rabi’u Musa Kwank­waso for condemning the project which he insisted was well-conceived.

The Kwankwassiyya group has in recent times launched a massive cam­paign against the project describing it as a misplaced priority and sheer waste of fund.

However, Ganduje who constituted a 13-man Im­plementation Committee on the light-rail project headed by an industrialist, Alh Isyaku Umar Tofa who is the District Head of Tofa Local Government Area, reacted to the criticism, de­scribing the group as, “po­litical vandals.”

He also swore that no amount of campaign of calumny will stop his ad­ministration from embark­ing on the project which he insisted will give Kano the status of a mega-city.

He further described the critics of the rail project as, “day-dreamers,” adding that, “So, for those doubt­ing Thomases, for those day-dreamers, for those distracters, for those liars, for those ignorant people, for those political vandals who are anti-development of Kano State, we will like to inform them that this project is a project that will make Kano a mega-city.”

Giving reasons why Kano deserve the light rail project, he said: “We vis­ited the headquarters, we inspected some of their projects in China and also we have seen that they are the contractors that are do­ing the light-rail project in Saudi Arabia and we have even entered the trail which they built the rail from Tianjin to the headquarters in China.

“We held meeting with three banks—the Bank of China, China Development Bank and China Import and Export Bank. We held meeting with these three banks; and right now, the three banks are competing in giving us proposals.

(BREAKING TIMES)

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

NIGERIA CAN’T BE ISLAMISED - OSINBAJO

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has maintained that the rumours making the rounds that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was planning to Islamise Nigeria was false. He called on Nigerians to shun such report, saying that there was no plan to convert the country to Islamic state

He said this when members of the Student Christian Movement of Nigeria (SCM) paid a courtesy visit to him in his office in Abuja. The Vice President Osinbajo asked Nigerians to disregard such rumour, declaring that “Nigeria can’t be Islamised”.

He charged religious bodies to channel their energies towards proffering solution to the numerous challenges facing the country.

He enjoined young people to take responsibility for their future and be creative as opportunities have increased.

Earlier, the National President of SCM, Rev, Eric Ighalo, lauded the government for its social interventions such as the N-Power initiative and the conditional transfer scheme.

Ighalo expressed the willingness of the body to partner with government in several areas including serving as government ambassadors in their constituencies.

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

POLICE ARRESTS SERGEANT, ARMED ROBBERS IN RIVERS (PHOTO)

Rivers State Police command did not only foil armed robbery attempt of Access Bank Branch in Port Harcourt but has made necessary arrest of the culprits. While parading the suspects which include a dismissed sergeant of the police force, DCP Don N. Awunah dropped a statement which was made available to newsmen.

The statement read thus:

Arrest of Vicious Armed Robbers who specialized in Bank Robbery, recovery of catches of arms and ammunition, and arrest of a senior Bank Staff and security personnel attached to the Bank involved in the foiled armed Robbery attack on Access Bank Branch in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

SUSPECTS:
i.Samuel Ndudiri ‘M’ 28 years (staff of the Bank), a principal suspect and the master mind of the foiled armed robbery attack.

ii.Ex SGT Promise Ukwuoma ‘M’ a dismissed Policeman.

iii. Samuel Nwala ‘M’ 28 years

iv. Lucky Ukwuoma ‘M’26 years

v. Kaale Taagabah ‘M’ 27 years

Exhibits:
i. Two (2) AK 47 Rifles and magazines fully loaded with Ammunition

ii.A welding machine

iii.Two (2) Gas cylinders and iron cutters

iv. A big Chisel

v.Cutting saw

vi.Hammer

vii.Acetylene gas power

On the 22nd December, 2016, the five (5) suspects mentioned above and other still at large stormed a Branch of Access Bank PLC in Port Harcourt, relying on information and active involvement of one of the staff of the Bank, the armed robbers successfully broke down the well fortified security doors and barriers and took over the banking hall. They were almost pulling down the vault of the Bank and other strong rooms in the bank with use of gas cylinder welding machine and iron cutters before the joint Police Teams of IGP’S Intelligence Response Team and Policemen from Rivers state Police Command swiftly moved in and dislodged them, thereby foiled the armed robbery attack on the Bank and made a prompt arrest of three (3) of the suspects at the scene; namely Samuel Nwala ‘M’ 28 years, Lucky Ukwuoma ‘M’ 26 years, Kaale Taagabah ‘M’ 27 years
2. In the course of thorough investigation into the foiled armed robbery attack on the Bank, the principal suspect who is a staff of the Bank and the master mind of the armed robber attack was subsequently arrested based on the confessional statements volunteered by the last three suspects arrested at the scene. The arrest of the principal suspect led to the arrest of Ex SGT Promise Ukwuoma who participated actively in the armed robbery attack on the Bank, the two (2) AK 47 riffles and the ammunition were recovered from him. All the suspects have volunteered confessional and useful statements to the Police about the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime.
3. However, concerted efforts are being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large and bring them to justice.
The case will be charged to court on completion of investigation.

DCP DON N. AWUNAH, fsi

FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,

FORCE HEADQUARTERS,

ABUJA

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Posted: Jan 06, 2017

FAREWELL: MIKEL'S EMOTIONAL LETTER TO CHELSEA FANS

Super Eagles captain and former Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel has written an emotional farewell letter to the Chelsea family. The player confirmed his move to Chinese side, Tianjin Teda after spending a decade at Stamford Bridge and making 374 appearances. He has won eleven trophies.

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Posted: Jan 06, 2017

TRANSFER: ANOTHER CHELSEA MIDFIELDER MOVES TO CHINA

Just few days after a Chinese club signed Chelsea midfielder, Oscar for £60 million, Nigeria midfielder, John Obi Mikel, has become the latest big name player to join the Chinese Super League

Mikel, who failed to make a single appearance for Antonio Conte's side this season, left Chelsea for Tianjin Teda. The deal was confirmed on Friday by the Asian Football Confederation after the Super Eagles captain completed his medical in the port city some 130 kilometres from Beijing on Thursday.

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The 29-year-old, who spent more than a decade at Stamford Bridge, was given a free transfer by the London club and will earn 140,000 pounds ($173,432) a week in China, according to local media reports. Mikel joins Serbia midfielder Nemanja Gudelj, who moved to Tianjin from Dutch club Ajax on Thursday.

After joining Chelsea in 2006, Mikel was part of a squad that won a Champions League crown, two Premier League titles and four FA Cups.

Chinese clubs have made several high-profile signings over the last month with Argentine striker Carlos Tevez moving to Shanghai Shenhua for a reported 84 million euros ($87.65 million)..

At the end of December, Cristiano Ronaldo's agent said the World Player of the Year had turned down the chance to leave Real Madrid for an unnamed Chinese club for a transfer fee of 300 million euros ($315.24 million).

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

NIGERIA BAGS FOUR AWARDS AS RIYAD MAHREZ IS NAMED AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Nigeria bagged four awards at the 25th edition of the Glo-CAF Awards held Thursday night in Abuja. The likes of Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Asisat Oshoala and the Super Falcons made Nigeria proud on a night Riyad Mahrez of Algeria was named the African player of the year.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, received the awards on behalf of the Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho who missed the ceremony due to club engagements. No Nigerian player, however made it into the team of the year,

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari was also honoured with a platinum award in the star studded ceremony.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

African Player of the Year

Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)

Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City)(Winner)

Sadio MANE (Senegal & Liverpool)

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African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) (Winner)

Khama BILLIAT (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Rainford KALABA (Zambia & TP Mazembe)

Women’s Player of the Year

Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies) (Winner)

Elizabeth ADDO (Ghana & Kvarnsvedensik)

Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon & Rossyanka)

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Most Promising Talent

Elia MESCHAK (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City) (Winner)

Naby KEITA (Guinea & RB Leipzig)

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Youth Player of the Year

Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal) (Winner)

Eric AYIAH (Ghana and Charity FC)

Sandra OWUSU-ANSAH (Ghana and Supreme Ladies)

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Coach of the Year

Florent IBENGE (DR Congo national team)

Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns) (Winner)

Florence OMAGBEMI (Nigeria women’s national team)

Club of the Year

Mamelodi Sundowns (Winner)

TP Mazembe

Zesco United

National Team of the Year

DR Congo

Senegal

Uganda (Winner)

Women’s National Team of the Year

Cameroon

Nigeria (Winner)

South Africa

Referee of the Year

Bakary Papa GASSAMA (Winner)

Ghead Zaglol GRISHA

Malang DIEDHIOU

Football Leader of the Year

Manuel LOPES NASCIMENTO, President of Guinea Bissau Football Federation

Legend Award

Laurent POKOU, Former player of Cote d’Ivoire

Emilienne MBANGO, Former player of Cameroon

Team of the year

Goalkeeper: Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Defenders: Serge AURIER (Cote d’Ivoire & Paris Saint-Germain), Aymen ABDENNOUR (Tunisia & Valencia), Eric BAILLY (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Joyce LOMALISA (DR Congo & AS Vita)

Midfielders: Khama BILLIAT (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns), Rainford KALABA (Zambia & TP Mazembe), Keegan DOLLY (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns),

Forwards: Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund), Sadio MANE (Senegal & Liverpool), Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City)

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

PRESIDENT BUHARI FINALLY SPEAKS ON SOUTHERN KADUNA KILLINGS

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the people of Southern Kaduna who had lost a loved one during the southern Kaduna attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen. This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Thursday.

in a statement, Shehu said President Muhammadu Buhari had over the past week, given directives for decisive measures aimed at bringing peace in the Southern part of Kaduna State. He added that it was on the directive of the President, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was in the affected areas on Saturday and Sunday to assess the situation.

He also made it known that a squadron of mobile policemen has been deployed in the area to complement the effort of the policemen there.

The presidential spokesman added that the Nigerian Army is also in the process of setting up two battalions in Southern Kaduna while the military continues to carry out air surveillance across flash points of the area.

He said, “President Buhari has equally directed the National Emergency Management Agency to carry out a joint assessment of the situation with the sister agency in Kaduna, SEMA, to determine the level of response required for urgent aid to the victims of the violence.

“These measures should soon ensure the return of normalcy to the region, while the Kaduna State government continues its peace building efforts.

“The President commended efforts of the State government and the security agencies in the steps taken so far to curtail the violence.

“President Buhari has, once again, sent condolences to the people of Southern Kaduna, who have lost loved ones in the recent violence.”

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

BIAFRA: GROUP ISSUES FG A MONTH ULTIMATUM TO RELEASE KANU, OTHERS.

Biafra National Guard, BNG, has issued a one-month ultimatum to the Federal Government to release leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro – Biafra agitators in detention Daily Post reports.

The group warned that failure to release Kanu and others will result in an offensive attack against the government. In a statement signed by the group’s Public Relations Officer, Ruben Okoro, BNG launched “Operation Python Cry”, stressing that they will defend their land.


The statement reads: “Let’s forget our leadership tussles; rather, let’s go like our fathers by casting lots and inquiring to find out from our gods who our fearless David is who holds our Offor Biafra, that is Biafra’s symbol of authority.

“This will help us confront and wage this war against our today’s Goliath and Pharaoh.

“Our Biafran fathers fought only a war of self-defence from 1967-1970, but we Biafran youths will fight both offensive and defensive war to make the entire Biafraland safe.

“We now launch Operation Python Cry and hereby urge the Federal Government to release Kanu, Orji, Onwuka and other Biafra freedom fighters in jail.

“This must be done as quickly as possible on or before January ending, or else, all the pythons that are now dancing, will turn around and cry.

“To guard, defend and protect Biafraland and its territorial integrity is a task that must be done.”

Posted: Jan 06, 2017

SECURITY MEN RAID JONATHAN’S HOME (VIDEO)

Security agents on Wednesday, raided a house in Maitama area of Abuja, which is reportedly acquired by former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan for her younger brother. The mansion is located along Igbiti Rock Street.

There was, however, no occupant at the time the unidentified security men, who arrived in four vehicles, invaded the house at around 5pm yesterday.

Daily Post reports that the spokesman of the Police Force, DCP Don Awunah, claimed he was unaware of the operation.

However, Patience Jonathan’s lawyer, Barrister Charles Ogboli, when contacted by some newsmen, confirmed the raid, saying: “Actually, it wasn’t the EFCC that invaded the property of Dame Jonathan today, we have had issues of invasion last year by officials of NDLEA, EFCC.

“When I met with the officers who invaded the residence today, one of them who was on uniform said they are from a special unit acting on a directive from the Inspector General of Police, while another one who was on mufti claimed that he his from the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

“They said they wanted to search the property and told me to bear a witness to their operations, but i insisted I wasn’t entering the premise, they broke the door, went in and took about three cheque books and six company seals.”


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Posted: Jan 05, 2017

THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD CUT DOWN YOUR CAT FISH CONSUMPTION RATE - EXPERT

Dr Arikawe Adeolu, a medical expert, has said that excessive consumption of catfish could increase the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases.  According to Vanguard , the medical practitioner at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, gave the warning in an interview on Thursday, 5 January.

Giving reasons for this assertion, he said:

 “Catfish is rich in two fatty acids – omega-3 fatty acids and the omega-6 fatty acids.

“The omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the concentration of bad cholesterol in the blood stream and increase the concentration of good cholesterol in the blood stream.

“It also helps protect the heart and the cardiovascular system from any form of disease, prevents inflammation within the body and helps reduce the quantity or concentration of inflammatory substances in the body.

“The underlining basis for most cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer disease and many other diseases that we know today, is chronic inflammation, which signifies a long standing inflammation in the body.

“This is where the catfish controversy comes in. A lot of reports have advised against eating it and this is because although it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which have many health benefits, it contains more omega-6 fatty acids.

“Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory in the sense that they increase the level of inflammation within the body and make one more predisposed to any kind of disease.

 “When catfish features a lot in your diet, you consume more omega-6 fatty acids in your diet than the protective omega-3 fatty acids.

“Therefore, you are more predisposed to diseases if you consume a lot of catfish. “The optimal ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids is supposed to be four to one, but because the catfish is reared artificially and is fed with synthesized food, the ratio can be up to ten to one,’’ he said.

 “Catfish has a very low amount of mercury, which is very toxic to the human body and can, when consumed in large quantities, damage the nervous system,“ Adeolu said.

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

EVERTON SIGNS WING WIZARD, ADEMOLA LOOKMAN

English Premier League side, Everton, have announced the signing of Ademola Lookman from Charlton Athletic on a four-and-a-half year deal for an initial £7.5m in a deal with add-ons rising to £11m.

The England Under-20 forward broke into Charlton’s first-team midway through last season and quickly caught the eye with his direct running. He is contracted until June 2021 and will wear shirt No31.

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“It feels great to be an Everton player,” the 19-year-old.

“As soon as I heard about Everton’s interest I knew this would be the right place for me.

“Everton has a big history and I was also attracted by the manager. When you look at what he did at Southampton, and what he does with young players in terms of developing them, that was a big attraction.

“It was great playing in the Championship last season and for the last six months in League One but I feel like I’m ready to make the step up to the Premier League.”

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Ronald Koeman, the Everton manager, said: “Ademola is a big talent and, at 19 years old, he has a big future in the game. I’m really happy that we’ve been able to bring him here to the club.

“This is part of the vision we have for the club and it’s important to give to young players the opportunity so that the team continues to evolve and improve. We believe in the player and in the development of the player which, of course, will take time but he will have a big part to play in the future of the club.”

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

WOW!! MAKE UP ARTIST TURNS WOMAN TO TRUMP, BUHARI (PHOTOS)

Onilogbo Hakeem, a movie makeup artist is quite talented as he transformed a lady into the United States President-elect, Donald Trump and into Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. This is just a little of the work of a man considered to be one of the best in Nollywood. 

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Posted: Jan 05, 2017

DISREGARD MESSAGE FOR BATCH B STREAM 2 - NYSC

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has asked prospective corp members to shun the information concerning the Batch B Stream 2 reports which has spread like wildfire online.

The management took to their Facebook page to make this known. On its Facebook page, the NYSC said: “RE: NYSC MOBILIZATION TIME TABLE FOR BATCH B STREAM 2.

“The NYSC Management wishes to advise prospective Corps members to disregard a message being circulated online with the above title claiming that the 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) Orientation Course has been scheduled for 16th January to 4th February, 2017.

“We wish to warn that the message did not emanate from the scheme, and its authors are clearly out to cause confusion.

“Management further requests prospective Corps members to note that information on the online printing/collection of call-up letters and the commencement date for the 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) Orientation course will be conveyed, as usual, through our official website: www.nysc.gov.ng, facebook account: www.facebook.com/officialnysc and twitter handle: www.twitter.com/nysc_ng.
“Thanks for your patience,” the statement said.

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

ANGRY PASSENGERS POUNCE ON ARIK AIR MANAGER (VIDEO)

A video in which the manager of Arik Air was attacked by angry passengers at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos State on Tuesday has gone viral.

Arik had reportedly delayed their flights to Johannesburg, South Africa for 3 days without notice. But when one of the enraged passengers approached the manager, demanding an explanation, it led to a fight which saw other passengers getting involved.

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Posted: Jan 05, 2017

HANDSOME BABCOCK UNIVERSITY STUDENT ALLEGEDLY COMMITS SUICIDE

An undergraduate of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Unokyoh Junior, has allegedly killed self. According to Daily Post, the story was shared by Best of Nollywood (BON) founder, Oloketuyi Seun who is also a friend to the family.

On his Facebook page, Seun wrote: “Sadly this boy committed suicide So sad! What must have made this boy to take his own life?! What?!

“He was from a very responsible and financially comfortable home. He was getting good care from his mother?! He was a very good, brilliant and quiet boy, who had the best of education!

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“Mrs. Unokyoh has been a very good woman to her children, who has committed everything she has to their full support. Oh! God! Who did this to my friend and buxom sister?!

“Who did this to the Bosworth College community?! Who did this to Babcock university?! Who remoted this boy to cause this widow this terrible pain?! Who?! Who?!! Who?!!! Who did this to my friend?! Ah! Africa! A fi ika!

“It is only God who can console you Pat! Good bye, my boy! May God accept your innocent soul! Bosworth College International will miss always miss you,”

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

USE MONEY FOR BULLETPROOF CARS TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY – ORJI KALU

The former Governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu has asked political office holders to shun the use of bulletproof cars, but instead, should use the money to provide electricity for Nigerians.

Speaking in Owerri, the Imo State capital, the former governor stated that the eight years he spent in office as governor, he never used bullet proof car because he believed nobody was after his life. He made it clear that only God can kill him.

“As the governor of Abia State, I never used bulletproof cars. Even up till now, I am not using bullet proof cars. I made use of buses as governor and I am still using buses up till now.

“I don’ t believe anybody can kill me except God. Instead of spending huge money on buying expensive bulletproof cars, governors should use the money and provide electricity for their people,” he said.

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

BUHARI IS TRULY SICK, CABALS HAVE HIJACKED HIS GOVT - ADEGBORUWA

Activist lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is ill and as a result, a group of cabals have hijacked the Presidency. The Lagos based lawyer alleged that the cabal are in control of all critical national issues even to the exclusion of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

Adegboruwa said this in a statement titled “Nigerians, Arise Now” and made available to newsmen on Wednesday. He called on the National Assembly to save the nation from the hands of the cabals.

According to Adegboruwa, “The President is truly and truly sick, to the very point that sickness can be inferred, and this is known to many people around him, but they are denying and “padding” it because of their personal and selfish interests.

“It does not gladden my heart to know this, as sickness cannot be a reason to kick against anybody, given that we are all human, but Nigerians have a right to know the true state of health of their leaders, especially the president given the enormous functions and powers attached to his office. He cannot rule us by proxy.

“All the so-called international trips and State visits embarked upon by the President so far, were meant to attend to his failing health. The international community and indeed most foreign investors are aware of the true state of the president’s health, as he has visited and received treatment in their hospitals.

“On account of this sickness, the president is manifestly not in control of affairs in Aso Villa and has been hijacked by some cabal, who are directly in control of all critical national issues, even to the exclusion of the Vice President and indeed leaders of the ruling APC. This much has been attested to by the president’s wife and indeed the Senate President.

“Presently, we have on our hands, another Yar’adua scenario, whereby some cabal are using the state of health of the president to achieve their own personal gains at the expense of the nation.

“This sickness and the cabalistic conundrum have in turn led to a collapse of governance, ruined the economy and paralyzed the national wheel of progress.

“We cannot allow this to continue, but first we must pray for the president and then demand for true information on his state of health.

“Nigeria cannot be in the pocket of some cabal, who were never voted into office to exercise any mandate, but have captitalized on the state of health of the president to take over power, indirectly.

“So I call upon the National Assembly and all Nigerians to arise and rescue our nation from this cabal.

“God bless Nigeria, but never again should we be ruled by a cabal.

“This suffering is three much!”P

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

THE COACH NEVER GOT ME ON PHONE - ENYEAMA

Former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, has said he did not get any call from the teams German technical adviser, Gernot Rohr. Enyeama was reacting to comments made by coach Rohr during a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, that he refused to take nor return his calls when he tried reaching him on phone.

 “When we had crisis in our hands after Carl Ikeme’s injury, I called him (Enyeama) over 10 times and he never responded nor called back,” Rohr said.

“I am happy with how Daniel Akpeyi responded to the test when he was called up as emergency cover, but he needs to buckle up because we can’t solely depend on Ikeme”.

However, via his official twitter handle @Vinpee, the Lille shot stopper said, “Why do people take pleasure in lies just because Enyeama is mentioned. The coach never got me on phone, so I wonder why he said that”.

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

LECTURER ABDUCTED BY AN ‘OKADA MAN’ FOUND DEAD

Christiana Agbulu, Lecturer 1 in Biological Sciences department of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM), who was declared missing between Benue and Kogi, on November 26, 2016 by members of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) in FUAM has been found dead.

The decomposing body was exhumed from a shallow grave near NEPA installation, along Lokoja-Abuja Road through a combined effort of SARS and Rev Fr. Patrick Ugbaje‎.

Agbulu was on a visit to her friend, Mr. Levi Asambe, an employee of Obajana Cement Company but was stranded in Lokoja on arrival. She spoke to her host, who advised her to give her phone to any commercial motorcyclist for direction.

In spite of all the efforts to get the right description, the motorcyclist turned out to be her abductor, as the next information from her end was the demand of N150,000 ransom using the victim’s mobile phone

However, friends and colleagues were able to raise only N100,000, which was paid to her bank account. The kidnappers quickly used Agbulu’s ATM card to withdraw the amount but didn’t release her.

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Unfortunately for her abductors, one of the suspect’s identity was captured by an ATM camera, when he came to withdraw the ransom. Subsequently, three suspects have been apprehended by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), William Aya, who confirmed the arrest, disclosed that the lady’s handset has also been recovered, adding that the suspects were giving useful information to the police.

The suspects in police net confessed to having raped her repeatedly for weeks and later when she died, they took her body to somewhere along Abuja-Lokoja Highway, where they buried her in a shallow grave.

At a press conference held yesterday in Lokoja by the ASUU-FUAM, the acting Chairperson of the union, Bemgba Anjembe, said Agbulu, who was abducted in Lokoja was found dead on Tuesday morning.

“She appeared to have been murdered a long time ago. The remains have already been recovered and taken to Ugbokolo, her hometown for burial. May the good Lord grant all of us the serenity to accept this rude shock.”

He urged the Kogi State governor to beef up the security apparatus in the state. “Security is not only about providing vehicles and gadgets to policemen, he must ensure that such sordid stories do not emanate from the state again. It seems the criminals that have been chased out from other states are converging in Kogi,” he said.

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

BILL AGAINST IMMUNITY SUFFERS SETBACK

A bill that will ensure accountability in public office, especially as regards the president, his deputy and governors and their deputies has suffered a setback. The bill sought to amend Section 308 (2) of the 1999 Constitution to allow for the prosecution of the affected leaders on matters relating to economic and financial crimes even when in office.

An attempt to lift the immunity against prosecution being enjoyed by the president, vice president, state governors and their deputies fell through as the Senate suspended the consideration of the bill.

Sponsored by Ovie Omo-Agege (Labour Party, Delta State), the Senate Bill 329 which has already been gazetted and introduced to the lawmakers was referred to the committee on constitution review chaired by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu last December.

According to The Guardian, the bill suffered the setback because it was introduced to the Senate after the constitution review committee had submitted a report on the key amendments to be effected in the life of the Eighth National Assembly. The speculation that the bill was frustrated by state governors could not be confirmed. Sources close to the committee dismissed it as a ‘baseless rumour.”

A senator said: “What I know is that the National Assembly leadership is very interested in having all issues relating to constitutional amendments sorted out and concluded very early in 2017. So, I think the timing of the bill is somehow a problem because even the committee on constitution review had brought serious update on the work it is doing to the Senate before this bill was introduced by Omo-Agege.

“That is why I cannot agree with the rumour that governors are lobbying against it even though lobbying is democratic and normal. Don’t forget that even if the two chambers of the National Assembly effect such amendment, it will still have to be approved by at least 24 of the 36 state houses of assembly before it becomes valid.”

Senate President Bukola Saraki had before the commencement of Christmas/New Year holidays said the constitution amendment would be passed early in 2017.

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

FIRE SERVICE TO RECRUIT, PROCURE EQUIPMENTS AS FG RELEASES FUND

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved N4.6 billion for the purchase of new fire-fighting equipment to contain fire incidents in the country.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau, gave the indication at a joint State House Media briefing with the Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika.

Mr. Danbazau said there was an appropriation of about N5.2 billion for the purchase in the 2016 budget but the figure dropped after a no objection approval by the Bureau of Public Enterprises.

“Today’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the procurement of some fire-fighting equipment.

“The last time equipment were procured was sometime in 1996.

“The equipment in the inventory today were those procured between 1985 and 1996, and since then there was no procurement.

“On assumption of duty I went round their stations and I discovered surprisingly the dearth of fire-fighting equipment.

“And with the experiences in fire incidences all over the country we discovered that such a situation should no longer hold and therefore we reflected that in the 2016 budget with the aim of equipping the fire service and also improve its capacity.

 “So (it is for) both equipment and training and of course the welfare of the personnel.

“This approved procurement is going to go a long way to provide the service with the necessary equipment even though this is just a start.

“We also, hoping that the 2017 budget will avail us with the opportunity to procure more equipment for the Federal Fire Service.”

Mr. Danbazau also said that the ministry was making some effort to improve on the existing facilities at the Fire Training School.

He said that the ministry intended to partner an entity involved in training of fire fighters, particularly in the oil and gas sector, to train the nation’s fire fighters and improve their capacity to carry out their services.

The minister said that since the various states possessed their separate fire services and had suffered fire incidents, the federal government would partner them on fire fighting.

Mr. Danbazau mentioned Kano, Lagos and Kebbi as states that suffered recent fire incidents, adding that the national council on fire service in Kano last month agreed to standardise fire service delivery all over the country.

He said that the meeting criticised the operation of several standards operated by each state and accepted to change the trend.

“We are moving ahead towards that and also be able to ensure that the necessary fire codes are observed by everybody,’’ he said.

The minister also hinted that NEC discussed the need to have an inter-ministerial meeting to consult with various ministries and states in order to ensure that prevention measures were carried out.

He said it was important that every building observed the building codes by having fire equipment, such as fire hydrants, for preventive measures.

“These are some of the very measures that we intent to take in the very near future to ensure that we reduce the losses and also prevent fires from happening,’’ he added.

He said that stakeholders meeting would be held with experts to enforce building codes in the country to secure the buildings and ensure that they generate their revenues for the government.

On the strengthening of the country’s fire-fighting workforce with young professionals, the minister said that all agencies under the ministry had been directed to prepare for recruitment in 2017.

 “It is not just the fire service, but all the services under the ministry of interior have been directed to prepare for recruitment into the services this 2017 budget.

“This directive has been given to them couple of months back because of the realisation that they need the manpower and particularly fire service which needs a lot of energy to be able to tackle some of its challenges.

“So there is no doubt that we are going to carry out some recruitment exercises.

“But that is not to say that even the older ones who have not reached retirement age are not of any use.

“They are very useful; we need them to share their experiences with the younger ones.

“I terms of capacity building certainly we cannot do away with them.

“So there is absolutely no doubt that we are going to carry out some recruitment exercises for all the services and we want to make the fire service attractive,” said the minister.

(NAN)

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

LAWYER ACCUSED OF KILLING HER HUSBAND: PATHOLOGIST TESTIFIES

A consultant pathologist with the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Abduldeen Oluwanisola, has told an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan that haemorrhagic shock from stab wound killed Lowo Oyediran.

Mr. Oluwanisola made this assertion while testifying before the court in a murder case against Yewande Oyediran, a lawyer accused of stabbing her husband, Lowo, to death.

Lowo was allegedly stabbed to death by the defendant at their Akobo area residence in Ibadan on February 2, 2016.

The accused was subsequently arrested and charged to court, and six prosecuting witnesses had so far testified since the commencement of the trial.

Testifying as the seventh witness, the pathologist said that a request of coronal autopsy of the deceased from the Nigeria Police made him to receive the body at the Adeoyo Hospital, Ibadan, on February 3.

He said the autopsy was carried out at about 10.30 a.m. on February 4 and affirmed that there was a stab wound on the left shoulder, located about 10cm from the root of the neck.

”There was a second fresh incision injury of wound located on the lower outer edge of the lower jaw.

“Our opinion to the cause of the death is haemorrhagic shock from stab wound sustained from a sharp object,” the pathologist said.

Also, in his evidence, Oladeji Olayemi, Investigating Police Officer, IPO, said the defendant had declared in her statement that she did not kill her husband.

According to the IPO, but she agreed to have stabbed him with a pair of scissors.

“She stated that the deceased fell on a knife he was holding and was wounded in the neck when she was struggling to pull herself from the deceased.

“The defendant said the deceased had earlier hit her with a plank while sleeping, and he later picked a knife, and was chasing her within their apartment.

“She said but, she managed to run outside where the deceased fell on the knife,” the witness said.

However, Justice Munta Abimbola admitted the said plank, two Ipads and a Samsung cell phone recovered by the police from the couple’s apartment as exhibits.

The judge then adjourned the case till Thursday for cross examination of the police inspector.

(NAN)

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

FAYOSE WRITES CJN ON ALLEGED PLOT TO OUST HIM FROM OFFICE

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has alerted the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, of fresh plots by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to compromise a section of the Judiciary and muzzle democracy in their desperation to oust him from office, saying; “The essence of all of these is to silence him as the voice of opposition in the country because he has bluntly rejected all overtures to him to defect into the ruling APC or stop talking.”

The governor, who warned against any plot to destabilise Ekiti State, wondered how long the Ekiti APC and its collaborators will pursue their clandestine agenda of reversing an election they lost over 30 months ago and validated by the tribunal, appeal court and the Supreme Court.”

In a letter he addressed to Justice Onnoghen, Fayose alleged that “certain APC chieftains were again making subterranean moves to manipulate and compromise a section of the Judiciary, particularly some judges, to get through the back door what they failed severally to achieve through the ballot box as well as in open court, even in matters already decided by the Supreme Court.”

He said: “At a recent meeting held in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, at which several stalwarts and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress were in attendance, two former governors of the State and members of the APC, namely Engr. Segun Oni and Dr. Kayode Fayemi, now a Federal Minister, boasted that there is no going back on the latest plans to subvert the will of the people of Ekiti freely given; wrest the governance of Ekiti from me at all costs before the expiration of my tenure in October 2018 through orchestrated but dubious legal process; and thereby render nugatory the sacred mandate of the people given unto me openly and unequivocally when I won in all the 16 local governments of the state while the then incumbent Governor, Kayode Fayemi recorded zero.”

Fingering the hands of the Presidency in the latest plot, with Oni and Fayemi as their local arrow heads, Governor Fayose alleged that a concocted fresh suit is being rehashed and to be filed against him on the same old allegation that have been trashed all the way from the Tribunal to the Supreme Court.

He alleged that; “this time, the plotters of this judicial coup-de-tat plan to procure the services of a compromised or malleable judge to get self-serving ‘jankara’ and kangaroo judgment with the intention of having the Supreme Court reverse itself on the June 2014 Ekiti election.

“Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi boastfully claimed that they have enlisted the assurances of Justice Okon Abang and one or two other judges in the concocted fresh suit, hinged on the report of a useless, senseless, and orchestrated Military report not known to the Electoral law.”

Urging the CJN to take “notice of judicial pronouncements by courts of concurrent jurisdiction as well as the scathing remarks of appellate courts on how the said Justice Okon Abang has been used in the past by anti-democratic forces to endanger democracy and engage in deleterious miscarriage of justice”, Fayose prayed that the Judiciary would not succumb to devious plots to undermine its independence and integrity and rubbish its good name and hard-earned reputation any more.

“My Lord, you have a duty to ensure that no Judge under your watch is enlisted into this diabolical act by any rampaging anti-democratic elements.

“The embarrassing incidents currently playing out on our National Judicial horizon, with several judicial officers, including serving Justices of the Supreme Court, enmeshed in simulated and orchestrated corruption scandals and indictments by agencies of the Federal Government because they had refused, at one time or the other, to serve the base interests of the ruling APC government in matters pending before their Lordships, have kept us wondering whether the Judiciary will succumb to these unwarranted harassments and intimidation meant to coerce and cower it into submission and make this very important and indispensable Third Estate of the Realm subservient to the arbitrary wishes, whims, and caprices of the Executive and political desperados,” he said.

Describing himself as “a leading opposition figure in Nigeria today that has been very critical of the anti-people policies of the Federal Government and its anti-democratic actions that endanger our renascent democracy”, Fayose added that “democracy without virile opposition will eventually turn into a dictatorship, which is currently being experienced.”

Fayose said he would continue to believe in the Judiciary going by the open declaration of the CJN to defend the Independence of the Judiciary; maintain its integrity and deliver a virile and disciplined Judiciary that is impartial, independent, non-partisan, and not subservient to the selfish interests of any individual, group or cabal, however powerful or influential they may be.

The governor therefore expressed the confidence that Justice Onnoghen in particular and the Judiciary in general would not only refuse to fall for the APC’s cheap and pedestrian blackmail but would also resolutely and confidently defend the hallowed grounds of the Judiciary and secure them from desecration by anti-democratic forces running riot all over the country.

(SOURCE: Vanguard)

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NEW ORGAN IN THE HUMAN BODY

For more than a century, doctors have regarded the folds of flesh that hold our intestines in place as snippets of an elaborate support structure—convoluted, but not much to talk about. Yet when a pair of Irish researchers took a closer look recently, they found that it’s actually one continuous fatty membrane, possibly constituting a whole new functional organ: the mesentery.

If the reclassification gets adopted by the medical field at large, it would bring the human body’s organ tally to 79 (by most counts).

The mesentery, a ruffled and folded flap around the intestines, reaches from the base of the stomach down to the rectum. For support, it latches to the abdominal wall and the area of the backbone. Its most obvious purpose is to keep our guts from slipping and sliding around. But, the Irish researchers, J Calvin Coffey and D Peter O'Leary of the University of Limerick, suggest that the new organ may have other roles, including shuttling white blood cells around the intestines.

Doctors and researchers aren’t sure, of course, because up until now the mesentery has been largely overlooked.

“It was regarded as fragmented, present here, absent elsewhere and a very complex structure,” Coffey said in a press release. But, he added, “the anatomic description that had been laid down over 100 years of anatomy was incorrect. This organ is far from fragmented and complex. It is simply one continuous structure.”

Coffey and O’Leary published their clarification of the structure and discussion of its possible roles in a November issue of The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Coffey is hopeful that dubbing it an organ will raise new research questions—not just what the organ does generally, but what role it may play in diseases and possibly even treatments.

“Put them all together and you have the field of mesenteric science—the basis for a whole new area of science,” Coffey said.

While it’s unclear if mesenteric research will catch on with others in the medical community, the mesentery will likely be getting a little more attention regardless. In the latest issue of one of the most famous medical textbooks, the 41st edition of Gray’s Anatomy, the mesentery's description has already been updated to note that it is indeed one continuous structure.

(Ars Technica)

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

STRAY BULLET INJURES TWO IN ASO VILLA

A stray bullet from a weapon of a security operative at the Administrative Reception of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday has landed two in hospital with injury; a female worker and the security personnel.

The accidental discharge created a bit of panic as the woman was rushed to the State House Medical Centre in Asokoro where she was admitted after initial treatment at the medical centre within the Villa. The woman was injured on her thigh and a part of her back.

The security personnel involved in the incident was said to be trying to empty his weapon when it went off and injured him and the woman.

The Presidency is yet to issue any official statement on the incident, but sources say the affected individuals were responding to treatment.

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

PEACE CORP TO EMPLOY 800 000 NIGERIANS - AKOR

The Commandant-General, Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Dickson Akor, has said that the organisation will generate 800,000 jobs for youths in the country.

Akor, who made this known at a news briefing at his residence in Ogoli-Ugboju, Oturkpo Local Government Area on Wednesday, said the Corp was one of the best channels to engage Nigerian youths.
He, however, said that this would be made possible when the bill establishing the PCN was assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The bill, sponsored by Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC-Borno), was first read at plenary on March 10, 2016 and scaled second reading.
It seeks to facilitate peace volunteerism, community service, neighbourhood watch and nation building.

The bill will also facilitate the training of youths to advance the course of peace building and conflict transformation.
It will engage peace education, mediation and conflict resolution among warring groups or communities where there are crisis in Nigeria to advance its course.
“President Buhari and the Nigerian Army under the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai must be commended for their efforts in capturing Sambissa Forest.

“While I canvas support for the security agencies to engender peace and social order, however, the corps is strategically placed to complement the activities of security agencies,’’ Akor said.
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Akor said the corps would be saddled with voluntarism and neighbourhood watch activities in different communities across the country.
He called on Nigerians to learn to live together for peaceful coexistence in 2017.
He said the corps had formations and offices in virtually every state and local government in the country, and described it as one of the best channels to engage youths.

The PCN boss said that he constructed a state-of-the-art police station with closed circuit television and other equipment for the police in his community due to the threatening state of insecurity in the country.
He added that this gesture was aimed at adequately securing Benue and preventing the nasty experiences meted out to the Agatu people and several parts of Tivland.
Akor lauded the spirit of accommodation in his community, and urged that the communities dwell in peaceful coexistence and not in hostility.

“The spirit of accommodation in this community is buttressed by the presence of the Fulanis and the Sarkin Hausawa of Benue South Senatorial District at my residence to celebrate the new year,’’ he said.

He, however, decried the deplorable state of the road passing through Ogoli-Ugboju, leading to Onyagede and Ankpa in Kogi.
He called on the anti-graft agencies to investigate the award of the contract for repair of the road.
Akor said several people, including pregnant women, had died as a result of the delay in accessing medication due to the bad condition of the road.

(NAN)

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

2017 PROPHESIES: BUHARI WILL DIE SOON – GHANAIAN PROPHET

A Ghanaian pastor and founder of Glorious Word Ministry International, Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah, have predicted the death of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Several clergymen across Nigeria have equally released replica messages, predicting Buhari’s death between this year and 2019.

In a message titled “Pray to avert them” Bempah delivered some shocking prophesies for Ghana and international communities, urging the congregation to pray.

The prophecies include:

 “Death of a former president

“Death of a former first lady

“Coup d’etat in Ghana

“Death of Nigeria’s president

“Terrorist attack in Ghana

“Death of several young men and women

“Important personalities in parliament will die

“Many people will be kidnapped

“Innocent blood will be shed in a particular political party

“Increase in occult practices

“Americans will go for war

“More Muslim/Christian clashes this year

“A great king will die

“Another plane crash in Ghana

“Fire outbreaks in important offices in Ghana

“More celebrities (Actors,musicians and media practitioners) in Ghana to die S

“NDC to stay in opposition for 16 years.”

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

LOVERS GO ‘CRAZY’ IN PRE-WEDDING PHOTOS

Two lovers preparing for a wedding have released pre-wedding pictures in which they assumed different sex positions. According to Gossip Mill, a Nigerian Facebook Enthusiast Bona Leo posted theses pre-wedding photos yesterday.

He posted the photos with the caption “Imagine someone’s pre wedding photo shoots”.

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Posted: Jan 04, 2017

EWOOO!! MAN DIES WITH PENIS ERECT

A married man with three kids, identified as just Samson, has been reportedly found dead in a hotel room at Ugboroke in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta state after he allegedly took an overdose of sex-enhancing drug. Punch reports that the deceased was found dead with his manhood standing erect.

Sources close to the deceased said the man believed to be in his late 30s had bragged in a bar of his plan to use sex-enhancing drug to impress a new lover he had been wooing for three months.

Another source, who spoke in confidence, said the deceased had gone for the opening of a drinking bar, where he decided to visit a nearby chalet with his girlfriend.

The source said the victim had talked of having a great time with his lover, after taking about two bottles of alcohol, and one of the friends suggested he should buy one over-the-counter “manpower” drug.

“After having intercourse for a long time, he could not Erupt and must have died from the stress of the consistent hardness. He was overpowered by the drug and it was the first time he took such a drug.

“He is not much of a drinker. He is married and has three little children, ” the source said.

Asked about the whereabouts of the lover, the source said she ran away on discovering that the man was dead while the corpse of the late middle-aged man had been deposited at a morgue in Warri Central Hospital.

A senior police officer, who spoke anonymously, confirmed the incident but said none of the families was interested in reporting the case at the Ugborikoko Police Station.

The police officer, who claimed to be close to one of the deceased relatives, said the corpse was still lying in the mortuary pending family decision to bury him.

When reached for confirmation , the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said he was not aware of the incident and that there was no such matter reported in any of the divisions in the area.

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

SEE LOVELY PHOTOS OF A NIGERIAN GIRL THAT MARRIED ‘OYIBO’

Nkechi Bakare, an Art Advisor married an Oyibo man identified as Sean in Lagos over the holidays according to Gossip Mill. The lovely pictures of the couple will make all singles want to get married immediately.

When you are beautiful and you marry a handsome man, imagine how you will look like on your wedding day. Can it be better than this?

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Posted: Jan 04, 2017

ARMY PARADES PENITENT BOKO HARAM MEMBERS

Major General Leo Irabor , the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, on Wednesday, paraded ten Boko Haram suspects, who were said to have surrendered and handed themselves to the Nigerian military.

The General said the willingness of the suspects to surrender shows that they want to become responsible members of the society again. He also said the suspects, have undergone deradicalization process.

General Irabor also said the theatre command has made several apprehensions within last week and cleared a lot of villages across the north-east.

He said, troops has also run down three suspected suicide bombers today in Madagali town of Adamawa state in the cause of the military operation in that part of the state.

The General also confirmed the arrest of the Chairman of MAFA local government area who sheltered a top Boko Haram commander and his father at his resident in Maiduguri, as well as the Vice Chairman of Kaga local government area, who was also alleged to have been involve in cattle rustling.

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

VICE PRINCIPAL, 3 OTHERS ARRESTED FOR RAPE

The Police have arrested a Vice Principal in Nassarawa State suspected of raping his female student.

The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports that three other persons allegedly engaged in various cases of rape were also arrested by the police.

A statement issued in Lafia on Wednesday by DSP Idrisu Kennedy, the Police Public Relation Officer, Nassarawa State Police Command, said the vice principal allegedly raped the 16-year-old student on Dec. 13, 2016.

According to the police, the man lured the girl to a hotel in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state, where he had canal knowledge of her.

The police statement also indicated that two people “disguised as vigilantes, collected phones and raped two female students of Bingham University, Karu“ on Dec. 12, 2016.

It added that another man was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old hawker in an uncompleted building around Lafia roundabout Motor Park on Dec. 11, 2016

The police urged the general public, especially parents and relations of rape victims to report any case of rape to security agencies for appropriate prosecution.

Reacting on the matter, Tina Cyril, Nasarawa State Chairperson of Nigeria Association of Women Journalist, described the incidences as barbaric and satanic.

Cyril said that the association would monitor the cases to logical conclusion, and promised continuous advocacy on the rights of women and children in the state.

She advised parents to always monitor their children especially the girl child, to guard them against any form of abuse.

(NAN)

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

PRISON BREAK: OKORO ESCAPES

A Nigerian drug peddler, John Okoro who had served a prison term and was a few hours from being deported has made a daring escape from the Anti-Narcotics Cell’s custody, Indian newspapers have reported.

Okoro, 35, had sought permission to step out of the detention room on the first floor of the agency’s Azad Maidan office around 2 a m, saying he wanted to use the toilet, and then jumped from the balcony. He crashed through the asbestos roof and fled on foot.

The constable guarding him also leaped from the balcony in a desperate attempt to nab him, but ended up injured. He is recovering at the Nagpada police hospital.

The Anti-Narcotics Cell’s Azad Maidan office is barely 15 feet from the local police station. The office shares a wall with the police’s station detection room. The Esplanade court is in the same compound.

An alert has been issued for Okoro, who was convicted for trying to selling banned substances in 2014 and recently completed his jail term.

Before his conviction, the 35-year-old Nigerian lived in Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai. After his prison sentence ended, he was placed under the ANC’s custody on December 31 and he was due to be deported on Monday afternoon.

“Around 2 am, Okoro told the constable on guard that he wanted to visit the washroom. He was being taken there when he jumped from the balcony. He landed on the asbestos roof, which immediately gave away,” a police officer said. “He ran in the directions of Mahapalika Marg.”

Another officer said a manhunt had been launched and the Anti-Narcotics Cell had asked informers to be on the lookout. Okoro was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and slippers.

Fresh charges stemming from his daring escape have been registered at the Azad Maidan police again.

NAN

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

3 SUICIDE BOMBERS KILLED IN ADAMAWA

Three female suicide bombers were on Wednesday killed in Bakin Dutse, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, officials have said.

The officials said the three girls were on a mission to carry out suicide bombings at a busy market in Gulak, before they were shot by soldiers and local vigilante.

The three women were intercepted at Bakin Dutse Village, five kilometers from Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area where villagers meet in their hundreds every Wednesday for the market day.

Badare Akintoye, the Army Public Relations Officer at the 28 Task Force Battalion in Mubi, confirmed the incident.

“We gunned down three female suicide bombers. Our soldiers are on alert and commercial activities are going on there,” the army major stated.

The chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Yusuf Gulak, threw more light.

“Our local vigilantes that are now assisting the soldiers saw the three female suicide bombers who were on a mission to strike in the market.

“On seeing them fast approaching, they asked them to stop but the girls declined instead running faster, so one was instantly gunned down and the bomb on her body exploded. So also the second girl.

“The third girl attempted to run but could not succeed as she was also shot dead.”

Mr. Gulak called for the deployment of more troops in the area.

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

20-YEAR-OLD CULTIST APPREHENDED IN IMO

The Imo State Police Command on Monday arrested a 20-year-old self-confessed member of Aye confraternity for allegedly killing a graduate of the Imo State University, IMSU.

The suspect, Obinna Chigozie Onuoha alias Nwa Pastor, who had been on the command’s wanted list for robbery, murder and cultism, was arrested at a beach in Mechanic Village, Nekede, in Owerri West Local Government Area.

The state police spokesman, Deputy Superintendent Andrew Ekwerem, paraded the suspect before newsmen on Tuesday, recalling that the deceased, identified simply as Chikabala, had gone to complete his clearance at the university, preparatory for the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, programme when he was attacked by suspected cultists in front of the school gate.

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“His assailants shot him thrice and left him dead in August last year,” Ekwerem added, noting that over 25 other suspects, who were involved in separate criminal acts, were arrested alongside Onuoha.

“The arrest was in line with Imo State Police Command’s Operation Nkpochapu Phase II (wipe out criminals).

“Some of the arrested suspects have been charged to court, while others are still undergoing thorough investigation,” the spokesperson added.

In his confession before newsmen at the state police headquarters in Owerri, the state capital, the suspect said since his involvement in crime, he had killed three persons.

He said, “I am a member of Aye cult group. We attack rival cultists anywhere, any day and any time. I don’t attack rival cultists alone. Our members walk in group.

“Among those we have killed was Chibuike. I was the one that shot him at Douglas Road, Owerri. He was a member of a rival cult group. Another victim was Zaiki, who sold CD plates. I fired the shot that killed him at Ikenegbu Road.

“There was also a motorcyclist we killed at Mbaise Road.

“My members were responsible for the murder of Chikalaba in front of IMSU gate. We were five that carried out that butcher attack.

“Their names are Shiba, Nonso, Freedom and Brano. Other members of our group are Black Fela, Owite, Pharoah and Ludacris.

“We kill rival group at sight because if we don’t, they will kill us,” Nwa Pastor revealed.

(DAILY POST)

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

VETERAN NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS IS DEAD

A popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Majekodunmi, is dead. The veteran Yoruba actress, popularly known as Iya Kike in Yoruba movie circles, died on Monday. The cause of her death is yet to be disclosed.

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Married to a fellow actor, Solomon Majekodunmi aka ‘Baba Kekere’, the news of her death was shared by actress and movie producer, Bimbo Success. The late Mrs. Majekodunmi featured in numerous Yoruba movies and often starred alongside her husband.

Meanwhile, The family and colleagues of the veteran Nigerian actress have fixed her burial to hold on March 2 and 3, 2017. The condolence register for the late actress is now open at her residence at 2, Saka Lane, Abule – Ijesha B/Stop, Fola Agoro, Somolu, Lagos.

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Posted: Jan 04, 2017

GROUP CALLS FOR FAYOSE’S IMPEACHMENT, ISSUES ULTIMATUM

Just few days after an Abuja based clergy, Emmanuel Omale, prophesied that Ayodele Fayose will face impeachment in 2017, a  pro-anti-corruption group, the Coalition for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption has called on the National Assembly to immediately impeach the Ekiti State governor.

The group claimed that Fayose had abused his office.  Addressing newsmen in Abuja, National Secretary of the coalition, Comrade Audu Joseph said it had become necessary to impeach the governor over several allegations of corruption and criminal conducts surrounding him.

Joseph said failure to impeach Fayose within or after 14 days will draw mass protest from Nigerians.

He said the coalition has the mandate of 34 Civil Society organizations that are on standby to mobilize not just their members but also Nigerians from all walks of life if the government continues to pander to Fayose’s antics as opposed to heeding the calls by Nigerians.

He said, “There is proof that the Ekiti State House of Assembly can no longer perform its functions and the National Assembly should consider taking over those functions to ensure that the needful is done.”

He said, “To the National Assembly, we demand that a declaration of the doctrine of necessity to waive Fayose’s immunity is non-negotiable at this point such that people enjoying immunity can be allowed to answer to criminal charges like the current situation where security funds were embezzled and millions of Nigerians including the armed forces had to pay the supreme price.

“In the last quarter of 2016, details emerged of how N4.7 billion naira being part of the stolen $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase found its way into Ayo Fayose’s bank account after the money was ferried across the country in a private jet and bullion vans, according to Obanikoro’s testimony after he turned himself in to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).‎

“Just a few days ago, on December 29, 2016 another audio surfaced of Fayose with his partner in crime, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, in which both men discussed without remorse, about how they compromised the December 10 legislative election re-run in Rivers state.‎

“Not once did either of them acknowledge the magnitude of the crime committed, which included the murder of some policemen in addition to the now habitual sabotaging of the wishes of the electorates.”

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

EFFECT OF CHANGE: DANGOTE OUT OF TOP 100

The effect of Nigeria’s economic recession and global fall in oil price have hit Aliko Dangote hard as the man considered to be Africa’s richest man is not in the top 100 list as at the end of 2016.

The industialist who was formerly the world’s 46th-richest man, dropped out of the top 100 list to  112 with a total fortune of $10.4 billion. It was said that he lost a whopping $4.9 billion of his fortune.

The billionaire is still the richest man in Africa but is also the continent’s biggest loser for last year.

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

ORJI UZOR KALU VISITS NNAMDI KANU’S FAMILY (PHOTOS)

The Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has paid a visit to the home of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in Umuahia.

This was disclosed by the erstwhile governor as he shared pictures on his facebook page with the short note.

“Paying a courtesy visit to Nnamdi Kanu’s wife, parents and siblings at the palace of Eze sir. I. O. Kanu, (Egwu Ugwu 11 of Afaraukwu ancient city) Umuahia, Ibeku.”

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Posted: Jan 04, 2017

OMG!! WOMAN BURNS STEPSISTER WITH HOT IRON (PHOTO)

A woman identified as Mama Emeka, has been arrested by Police Officers for allegedly burning her stepsister with a hot iron on Christmas day.

Although the incident occurred on Christmas Day at 36, Fadeyi Street, Olowora, the suspect was reportedly arrested on Tuesday following the intervention of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence team in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

The Nation gathered that the suspect, who usually assailed the 16-year-old victim, accused her of being stubborn.

The suspect, it was gathered, usually over laboured the teenager, whose mother reportedly abandoned her after the death of her father.

According to sources, residents of the street revolted against the woman who also used razor blade to cut the victim’s thighs and shaved her hair.

They alleged that the woman usually forced the victim to hawk and work into late hours of the night.

Residents mobilized to ensure the suspect was apprehended and handed over to policemen from Ketu Police Division, while the victim was taken into protective custody.

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Posted: Jan 04, 2017

AT 50, JANET JACKSON WELCOMES SON

Pop superstar, Janet Jackson, (sister to the King of Pop, Late Michael Jackson) and husband have welcomed their first baby, Eissa Al Mana. A statement said the musician and her Qatari businessman husband, Wissam Al Mana, were "thrilled" to welcome the infant,

Janet Jackson  had a healthy delivery on Tuesday, at age 50. A representative for the singer said:

"Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably. No further details are available at this time," the statement read.

Jackson and Al Mana were married in 2012. Speculation about her pregnancy surfaced last April when she postponed her Unbreakable tour. Jackson had earlier been spotted in London shopping for baby essentials.Image title

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

MR. AND MRS. BELLO HOUSE WARMING PARTY (PHOTOS)

Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, Rasheed Bello, started the new year on an excellent mood as they hosted friends and family to a house warming party at their newly acquired apartment. The house is located at Amen Estate in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State and is valued between N100 and N200 million.

The party which was hosted on Monday was attended by entertainers and other celebrities like Chioma Akpotha, Seyi Law, IK Ogbonna, Uche Jombo, Kaffy, DJ Spinall, Dayo Amusa, Fathia Balogun, Iyabo Ojo, Kate Henshaw and many others.

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Posted: Jan 04, 2017

LEICESTER CITY HAVE OFFICIALLY SIGNED NIGERIA MIDFIELDER

English Premier League side, Leicester City, have signed Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi, from Belgian side Racing Genk on a five-and-a-half-year deal subject to a work permit being granted.  The Premier League champions announced this on their website on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old has agreed personal terms, undergone a medical and will sign a contract to June 2022 once the permit comes through officially.

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The cost of bringing in Ndidi was not stated but reports say it should be about 15 million pounds. Leicester, who need a replacement for N'Golo Kante after the French midfielder joined current leaders Chelsea last summer, said Ndidi was expected to complete the formalities of his move later this week.

Ndidi, who helped Genk reach the knockout stages of this season's Europa League competition, will link up with Nigeria international forward Ahmed Musa at the Foxes.

Leicester is currently at14th place in the league and still await their first away win of the season.

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Posted: Jan 03, 2017

AKPEYI AND ECHIEJILE MOVES TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Super Eagles players Daniel Akpeyi and Elderson Echiejile has stepped up their game by moving into the next level. Both players quit bachelorhood last week and are now happily married to their heartrobs.

Elderson Echiéjilé wedded his lover, Vwemo Ziregbe in a traditional ceremony on Friday, December 30 in Warri, Delta State.

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The Super Eagles glovesman got married to his longtime girlfriend Eberi-Kalu Emmanuella Uwaeze on Thursday, December 29 in Abiriba, Abia State.

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Posted: Jan 03, 2017

NNAMDI KANU RELEASES VIDEO THAT WILL ‘SINK’ NIGERIA (WATCH VIDEO)

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnmadi Kanu, said he will reveal secrets that will sink Nigeria in the last court sitting. It seems the IPOB leader has carried out his threat by releasing a video.

A statement by the IPOB spokesperson Emma Powerful, reveals that a video which shows acts of genocide committed against the South-East region by former head of state Yakubu Gowon and the British government has been released and many more to come.

 “It is crystal clear now to the whole world that IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who threatened during his last court appearance to expose truths that will sink Nigeria has started doing so.” IPOB said.

“By releasing the latest video showing the grand conspiracy on the part of Gowon and the British to commit premeditated genocide it is apparent that he intends to live up to his promise to sink Nigeria with hidden truths which the world does not know exist,” the group said.

“All the hidden secrets of the atrocities and crimes against humanity committed against the people of Biafra during the war of genocide in 1967 to 1970 will become the most talked about topic within diplomatic circles around the world until Nigeria collapses.

“These revelations will not stop until the likes of Gowon, Buhari and others are carted off to the Hague to face trial for crimes they committed against humanity.

“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is prepared to sink Nigeria with the truth hidden from public that people around the world have never heard before about Nigeria and the amalgamation in 1914 by British merchants.

“This was what he meant when he said that he has evidence to sink Nigeria if allowed to give testimony in court. Many more evidence are presently being compiled by his team of researchers in Europe that is about to explode in a very short period,” IPOB said.

“We state categorically that IPOB family members are everywhere in the world. There is no corner of this earth you will go to without finding the presence of a well organised and drilled IPOB family through the teachings of our leader and prophet of our time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“Buhari and co must therefore come to the realisation that he is wasting his time and destroying Nigeria along with the likes of war criminals like Gowon and himself if he continues to hold our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“He is beginning to discover to his horror that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is neither MKO Abiola, Ken Saro-Wiwa nor Isaac Adaka Boro all men fighting for their freedom who were killed by the Nigerian state.

“Those advising Buhari against the continued detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be consumed by the fire they are now stoking. These cabals should remember the aftermath of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and how many millions died as a result of the First World War that followed.

“Before the upcoming court appearance on the 10th of January 2017, the leader of the indigenous people of IPOB mazi Nnamdi Kanu has released another explosive secret about Biafra genocide hidden from the world for nearly 50 years.

“It is believed his team of lawyers and researchers in Europe are the ones responsible for this selective leak to coincide with his court appearance.

“These cold blooded killers that parade themselves as Nigerian leaders must be tried for crimes against humanity at the Hague,” Emma said.

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Posted: Jan 03, 2017

CREATIVITY: NIGERIAN CONVERTS TRICYCLE TO HELICOPTER (PHOTOS)

A yet to be identified man showcased his creativity by converting his tricycle, otherwise called Kekenapep, to a helicopter. The ‘cool’ looking innovation was spotted in Warri, Delta State.Nigerians are creative indeed.

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Posted: Jan 03, 2017
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