Monday, December 3, 2012

PDP frets over Jonathan’s feud with Obasanjo

There are indications that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party is not comfortable with the cold war between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Part 2: VIP ex-convicts still on national honours list Presidential directive on George, Ibru, others igno

Part 1: VIP ex-convicts still on national honours list Presidential directive on George, Ibru, others igno

The committee which is chaired by a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, it was learnt, had also been unable to meet  because some of its members  were on  other national assignments.

Part 1: VIP ex-convicts still on national honours list • Presidential directive on George, Ibru, others igno

Part 2: VIP ex-convicts still on national honours list Presidential directive on George, Ibru, others igno

The names of a  former National Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, and other ex-convicts, are still on the national honours list,  The PUNCH has learnt.

Other prominent convicts whose names are  on the list  are a  former Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun;  ex-Managing Director of Oceanic Bank, Cecilia Ibru; her former counterpart in the defunct Intercontinental Bank, Erastus Akingbola; and  other ex-managing directors of banks  convicted after they were conferred with the  national honours.

Ibori Update: London police to testify against Babalakin

OPERATIVES from the London Metropolitan Police are to give evidence when the trial of the Chairman, Bi-Courtney Highway Services, Dr. Wale Babalakin, finally begins at a Lagos High Court, Ikeja.
A senior lawyer privy to the goings-on in the case told our correspondent on Sunday that the Met police investigated the involvement of Babalakin and others in the alleged laundering of N4.7bn on behalf of the convicted former governor of the state, James Ibori.

Photo: Muslims Protest Kim Kardashian's Visit To Bahrain

U.S. television celebrity Kim Kardashian brought out screaming fans, angry Muslim hardliners and police throwing stun grenades on Saturday when she visited Bahrain to launch a milkshake franchise, witnesses said. About 100 Sunni Salafists demonstrated with banners outside The Walk Bahrain, an upmarket mall in the capital Manama, after some MPs tried to block the visit over what they called her “bad reputation”, according to a local newspaper.

Taskforce impounds AKTC Bus Conveying Hemp

The National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency, Akwa Ibom State Command, has extolled the state’s joint taskforce – ‘Operation Thunder’ for impounding a commercial bus conveying India hemp.
 The bus, a Toyota Hiace, with number plate SB 490 AFM belongs to Akwa Ibom Transport Company Limited.

Suspected Gang Members Stab Informant 20 Times

An 18-year-old boy, Edward Egigi, is presently writhing in pains after being stabbed over 20 times by hoodlums suspected to be part of a notorious gang known as Downtown Boys in Somolu, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro had reported on November 27, 2012 that the suspected leader of the gang, Ibrahim Balogun, also known as Small Jpron, was arrested by the police in the area and transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the police command headquarters.

Mother of five jailed for stealing jewelry

An Oshodi Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a 27-year-old woman to two years’ imprisonment for stealing jewellery worth N800,000,
The Magistrate, Mrs M.R, Osho-Adebiyi, convicted Mosurat Ismalia on two counts of conspiracy and stealing and did not give her an option of fine.

VIDEO: First Look At “Omotola: The Real Me” Reality TV Show (WATCH OMOSEXY)

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde‘s reality show “Omotola: The Real Me” will debut at 17:30pm WAT, on AfricaMagic Entertainment (DSTV 151), on December 6.
The series will run for 13 weeks, and a new episode will be premiered every Thursday, following the debut of the series. The series was shot in Lagos, London, Ghana, Miami, and Kingston. It will give viewers an exclusive look into the personal life of the Nollywood superstar.
AfricaMagic gives us a minute sneak peek into what to expect from the glamorous superstar.

Question Of The Day: What Happens If Duchess Of Cambridge gives birth to Twins?

The Question Of The Day Is: What Happens If Duchess Of Cambridge gives birth to Twins?

Baba Suwe Yet To Receive His N25m From NDLEA One Year After Arrest

On October 13, 2012, Nigerian actor and movie producer Babatunde Omidina better known as Baba Suwe was taken into custody and detained by officers of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency under the assumption that he was in possession of hard drugs believed to be cocaine. Baba Suwe was arrested at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, on his way to Paris, France to attend a naming ceremony of an Air France staff scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2011. He was supposed to be the master of ceremony at the event.

"My Evil Boyfriend Rapéd Me In My Sleep For Two Years"

A terrified woman has revealed her disgust at discovering her boyfriend of two years had repeatedly rapéd her while she slept. Naomi Hampson, 27, only found out she had regularly fallen victim to sick Robert Fryer when police raided the couple's home.Her perverted boyfriend would sedate her and often paint her nails and dress her in jewellery before taking photographs of his revolting acts and saving them on his computer.
Miss Hampson said: 'I'm disgusted when I think about what he did. It makes me feel dirty and completely violated. Not remembering anything makes it worse.

31-Year-Old Man Strikes Wife With A Brick After Singing Happy Birthday Song

A teacher allegedly struck his wife with a brick on the forehead after she sang him a birthday song while still in bed. The wife intended to surprise him by singing a birthday song, but she was struck with a brick for making noise. Takura Nyikadzino (31) struck Janet Matizanadzo (29) on the forehead after she sang him a birthday song while he was asleep.  Janet reportedly went to the bedroom where Nyikadzino was sleeping with the intention of wishing him "happy birthday" on turning 31.

Parents Sell Their 11-Year-Old Daughter To A 76-Year-Old Man For S*x

An 11-year-old British girl was allegedly pimped out as a prostitute by her ex-pat parents for £12 a time.
Police arrested the couple on the holiday island of Majorca amid claims they sold the girl, now 15, to a 76-year-old man in exchange for money over a five-year period. It is understood the mother took her daughter to meet the man on each occasion, with amounts changing hands varying between £12 and £16, according to The Sun.

Cameroonian accused of competing for Anambra

GOLDEN LIFT…….David Adeyemo of Bayelsa State lifts 146kg in the Clean and Jerk to claim the gold medal. Photo: Henry Unini

The Nigeria  Weightlifting Federation is at the moment grappling with the allegation that a Cameroon national, John Baptis, competed for Anambra State in the weightlifting event (77 kg category) of the ongoing 18th National Sports Festival. Sports Vanguard checks at the Brai Ayonote Boxing Gym, venue of the weightlifting event, confirmed that the weightlifter achieved the best lift in the snatch event. With a body weight of 74.75kg, the lifter achieved the best snatch with a weight of 132 kg.

The New STD That Is Killing Men Who Like Oral S*x

It appears that there is a new STD that is killing men and its related to oral s*x. The Human papillomavirus (HPV) was once believed to have no effect on men, but it’s now found to be harmful to men as well as well as women. In fact, giving someone unprotected oral s*x or receiving it from them if they are infected can seriously jeopardize your health. A new study has found a rapid increase in the number of throat and neck cancers over the last 12 years, with thousands of new cases occurring every single year.

Two Dead as another Bomb Blast Rocks the City of Kano

At least two people have been feared dead when an explosion rocked Plaza junction, by Kanti Kori in Kano during the morning rush hour on Monday. According to reports the two people affected are a security personnel and a passerby. JTF officials have however cordoned off the area while investigation into the attack has commenced.

Ojukwu's Will - Bianca Replies Critics

Bianca Ojukwu, Nigeria's Ambassador to Spain and widow of late Biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, yesterday appealed to all those contesting the authenticity of the Will left by her deceased husband to sheathe their sword and allow his soul to rest in peace. Describing Ojukwu as a man of honour and dignity whose legacies should not be destroyed.

Nigerian Woman, Bunmi Awoniyi Named Superior Court Judge In US

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday named four new Superior Court judges for the Central Valley. Among the judicial appointments announced was the appointment of 48-year-old Nigerian woman, Bunmi O. Awoniyi in Elk Grove, California.  According to Centralvalleybusinesstimes, of the four, three replace judges who have retired and the fourth fills a long-standing vacancy.

Breaking News: Duchess Of Cambridge is Pregnant

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby," the statement read. "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news." Prince William's pregnant wife has been admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an acute form of morning sickness, and is expected to remain there for several days. She and Prince William married in April 2011.

FMBN To Inaugurate The Construction Of 4000 Housing Estate In Bwari

Mr Gimba Yau-Kumo, the Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), has restated the government’s commitment to curbing the challenges of housing deficit in the country.
The FMBN will on Tuesday in Usafa, Bwari Area Council of the FCT, launch the construction of an estate known as ``Sen Bala Mohammed Housing Estate”.


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