Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Alex Barde yesterday disclosed that the Nigerian Air force will today commence the deployment of Nigeria war planes to check the activities of Islamist fighters in Mali.Barde who stated this in Enugu when he paid his maiden visit to Enugu Airforce Unit, added that the action was in compliance with President Goodluck Jonathan's directive that a military contingent be sent to assist the country of Mali to contain the jihadists liked to terror group, Al Qaeda...
Friday, January 18, 2013
The nine men, from Berkshire and Oxfordshire, are accused of séxually exploiting six girls, aged between 11 and 15.
A 12-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped by a group of men was also made to have a back-room abortion after falling pregnant, a court has heard. She is one of six alleged victims of nine men accused of grooming children and exploiting them for séx in Oxford.
On the way to an ECOWAS meeting in the Ivory Coast, President Goodluck Jonathan’s plane was diverted to Lagos where he made a surprise visit to the police college in Ikeja. Sources say that even his top aides were taken unaware by the unscheduled stop. The police authorities were also caught unawares and had in fact rented the college to host a private wedding, which is illegal. President Jonathan demanded that the top brass explain these actions to which they had no sufficient answers.
**a yam seller from Taraba and 18 year old boy from Osun.
**I was introduced to the late Sect leader by his Alfa, a muslim cleric who taught him and other children Islamic studies in Kaduna.
** Late Bashir Madalla trained boy in the use of fire arms.
**Alfa requested the boy to return to Kaduna, that he had something for him to do.
**Mallam Mohammed Ibrahim Idris was responsible for conducting surveillance on selected targets using the cover of a yam hawker.
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State says Lagos is the only state that can survive if crude oil supply – the mainstay of Nigeria economy - is shut down.Fashola explained that this was possible because the government in the state had made it a policy to implement the laws on taxation to the letter, which allows it to have funds for capital project.He spoke on Thursday during the state’s sixth Taxation Stakeholders Conference in Ikeja.
The Speaker of the Bayelsa State Assembly, Kombowei Benson, yesterday disclosed the identity of those behind the Monday abduction of his mother, Benitah Kombowei, saying they are members of a dreaded cult group in the state and have demanded for N40million as ransom.According to the Bayelsa Speaker, the kidnappers had during contact with him said he was singled out due to his involvement in the passage of the Anti-Cultism Bill into Law and his anti-cultism posture. The bill provided a minimum sentence of 10 years to anyone found guilty of cult related activities in the state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it has taken into its custody, two men who have been parading themselves as its officials.
Tanimu Abubakar (also known as Ibrahim) and Mohammed Yaba, were rounded up in Abuja on Tuesday at the Federal Capital Territory Authority, while offering to assist a Director of the Agency to kill a petition allegedly written against him. A statement by the Agency said both were arrested after an intelligence report on the suspects’ activities was received. EFCC observed that there is a rise in impersonation of its officials by fraudsters who use fake letterheads to write fake invitation letters to unsuspecting members of the public.
Abia State Police Command has written to Army authorities to release a soldier who allegedly shot and killed a young man, Chijioke Ndubuaku, at a wedding ceremony in Umuahia last weekend.
Ndubuaku, a fresh graduate, was said to have been shot dead by one of the soldiers manning a security check-point at Isieke on Umuahia- Ikot Ekpene road, in Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state. The slain young man was said to be a cousin of the bride.
A policeman allegedly teamed up with his friend and assaulted nine suspected commercial séx workers on Christmas Eve.Robert Richards (25) stationed at Police Protection Unit and his friend Polite Shonhiwa (24) from Zimbabwe have since been arrested and appeared in court. They were charged with seven counts of assault, public indecency and another of attempted rape.The magistrate remanded the duo in custody till January 18 for trial. The prosecutor alleges that on Christmas Eve last year, the pair was at Makoni shopping centre drinking beer. He said they later went to Unit G hostels looking for commercial séx workers.
Three sons of Chief Essien Akpabio and Mrs. Atim Akpabio, siblings of a prominent Nigerian movies producer and gospel musician, Evangelist Helen Ukpabio, of Mente Village, Nkari Clan, were allegedly killed on March 25 last year by a security team consisting of the State Security Service (SSS) agents on the same day, Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.
The family had also lost a daughter a few days later who died from shock after learning about what happened to her brothers. While the family were yet to comprehend the reason why fate should treat them that way, they never envisaged that the another misfortune will befall them soon again.
A woman tearfully narrated to a court yesterday how her uncle told her he had killed his two children.
Jane Nyawira said she thought her uncle, James Mwinga was actually joking only to discover that he truly had killed his two sons. In her testimony, before Nairobi high Court judge Florence Muchemi, Nyawira said Mwinga had the day before threatened to kill the boys, aged five and seven if his wife who had left their matrimonial home did not return.
Reuters photographer Akintunde Akinleye recently gained rare access to an illegal oil refinery near the river Nun in Nigeria's oil state of Bayelsa. There, he was able to document the secret and dangerous practice of oil bunkering, where locals hack into oil pipelines, steal the crude oil, and refine or sell it abroad. For over 50 years now, crude oil and natural gas have been extracted from the Niger Delta by large corporations, which have had their share of environmental disasters. The ongoing damage from the tapped pipes and these makeshift refineries continue to take a terrible toll on the environment and the local population.
This is really serious, you need to see the pictures yourself!!
According to Hiphopworldmagazine the duo split some days back.
"Born to the same mother, on the same day within just eight minutes of each other, grown up doing almost everything together, the duo of Peter and Paul of P-Square have in January, 2013, have parted ways........... to two different vacation spots
For many, December is the holiday month they look forward to every year. This is not the same for P Square who do back-to-back shows, helping fans enjoy their holiday by performing at concerts, end of year parties and various kinds of events.
The CEO of Chup Knuckle Entertainment and photographer died yesterday after a brief illness. Friends say he complained of stomach pain, he started vomiting and then fainted. He was rushed to University of Benin Teaching Hospital where he died yesterday afternoon. He left behind a wife, three kids, the youngest a four month old and his mum. May his soul rest in peace...Amin
I have no words to describe this, but thankfully they say pictures tell a thousand words. This is the deplorable state of the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja, Lagos...the first police college in the country, built in 1940.
Channels TV exposed the deplorable conditions of the dormitories at the training college where recruits spend months to get training to become police officers. The condition of the hostels, the bathrooms, and even the way they feed is so shameful. N150 daily meal allowance. There has been no major development at the college since it was built in the 40's except for a few renovations. They even still use type-writer. The College was built for 700 students, but now has 2,554 trainees.
Lance Armstrong told Oprah during the first of a two-part interview Thursday night, that he doped throughout his career and might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. His longtime friend and training partner George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all his Tour de France wins from 1999-2005, was forced to give him up to anti-doping authorities.
Lance also admitted that he was the ring leader of the US Postal Service doping team .
''I'm a flawed character,'' he said.
Did it feel wrong? Oprah asked
''No,'' Armstrong replied. ''Scary.''
''Did you feel bad about it?'' Winfrey pressed him.
''No,'' he said. ''Even scarier.''
''Did you feel in any way that you were cheating?''
''No,'' Armstrong paused. ''Scariest.''
''I went and looked up the definition of cheat. And the definition is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe. I didn't view it that way. I viewed it as a level playing field.''