Friday, February 8, 2013

Mistaken-identity murderers jailed for 40 years

Two drug-addicted hit men who went to thewrong address and stabbed a teenager to death have been sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in jail. Judge John Royce said Ben Hope and Jason Richards had shown no remorse for the mistaken murder of 17-year-old Aamir Siddiqi. Prosecutors said 39-year-old Hope and 38-year-old Richards were paid 1,000 pounds ($1,600) each to kill a man who owed money to a businessman. But the pair killed Siddiqi on his doorstep instead. Last week a jury at Swansea Crown Court found the pair guilty of Siddiqi's 2010 murder and the attempted murder of his parents. The judge said Friday that the men had killed a "bright, gentle and courteous boy" who had a future "brimming with promise."


Ngozi Awa (Mum) on her murdered son.
Even in my pains
Even in my shock
Even in my sorrow
I still say: Thank you, Lord!

God! How I cried and tore myself up
How I searched and searched
How I paryed and prayed
How I hoped and hoped
chest heaving, tears dripping...

MASSOB claims the bodies found floating the Ezu river were those of their detained members killed by police

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) released a press statement yesterday claiming that some of bodies found floating in the Ezu River at Amansea community, Awka North LGA of Anambra State on Saturday 19th of January (read the story HERE), were those of their members who were in police custody.

According to MASSOB Director of Information, Comrade Uchenna Madu, their members killed and dumped in the river were; Basil Ogbu, Michael Ogwa, Sunday Omogo, Philip Nwankpa, Eze Ndubisi, Ebuka Eze, Obinna Ofor, Joseph Udoh, and Uchechukwu Ejiofor.

Read part of the statement after the Break...

Movida nightclub boss Akeem Sodeinde's health worsens

The popular Lagos club owner and businessman has been battling acute diabetes for a while now. He went to India sometime last year for treatment and was getting better but according to people close to him, he was hit by another crisis that has kept him out of the public for months now. Akeem no longer runs his popular club, Movida. His younger brother manages it for now.

He's retired to his Oniru Estate home and hardly ever comes out these days. People who have seen him recently said he's lost a lot of wight and he receives treatment weekly from a hospital in Victoria Island. Akeem talked about his illness sometime last year:

Unknown gunmen shoot dead 73yr old white cap chief in his home

Unidentified gunmen yesterday Thursday February 7th shot dead a prominent Lagos white cap chief, 73 year old Onimole of Lagos, Chief Kayode Adeshina, at his Onimole Palace, Iga Iduganran Street, Isale Eko on the Island. Two gunmen were said to have scaled his fence at 3 am, robbed the home, and shot the chief dead after he told the gunmen he didn't have any money at home, according to people in the home. After the killing, the gunmen locked the chief up in his room and fled. The Onimole was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The chief's corpse has been deposited in the mortuary while the police are investigating the murder

Miss Nigeria: 5 States, 36 Contestants, 1 Queen, the search begins!

For the 38th prestigious Miss Nigeria beauty pageant, ATN and DAAR communications (AIT) with Beth Management Ltd is touring around Nigeria looking for girls between the ages of 18-25 years old, to become the queen ambassador, a role model to young Nigerian women, a spokesperson for charity while showcasing the positive attribute of a Nigerian woman.

El-Rufai’s book is a collection of fiction' - Atiku Abubakar

 Former FCT minister Mallam El-Rufai wrote a memoir titled The Accidental Public Servant which was unveiled in Abuja today, and in the book he criticized a few of them former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. In the book, El-Rufai described Atiku as a corrupt power hungry politician and alleged that he (El-Rufai) had almost resigned as the former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) because of persistent pressure and interference by Atiku, who was then the Chairman of the National Council on Privatization

Video: 'You're coming here and pleading poverty while we're paying taxes': shocking rant of UK woman against Nigerian student Gina Thompson

A shocking video emerged on Monday February 4th of a woman going on a rant to patients in a hospital waiting room. The two-minute clip, filmed on Saturday night at Ipswich Hospital in Suffolk, saw the woman shout abuse at Nigerian student Gina Thompson, 23 (pictured above), and her 21-year-old Spanish friend.

The woman asked them ‘where do you come from’ before saying: ‘You're coming over here and you're pleading poverty. We are paying taxes you a***holes and we are going down in this crisis.

Farouk Lawan, Boniface Emenalo granted bail

Exactly a week after they were arrested and held in prison for collecting N93million bribe from Femi Otedola to remove his company, Zenon Oil, from the list of indicted companies, Farouk Lawan and Boniface Emenalo were this morning granted bail by an Abuja High Court.  The Judge granted the two men bail on the sum of N10 million and asked them to relinquish their international passports to the court. They are only allowed to travel out of the country with the court's permission. The case has been fixed for April 10 and 17 for hearing.

President Jonathan not going to SA, sends delegation to support the Super Eagles

Can I buy my own engagement ring?

I'm engaged but I'm not wearing a ring. My boyfriend proposed to me during the Christmas holidays but didn't give me a ring because he couldn't afford to buy me one he knows I will appreciate. He told me he will get me the ring before our wedding in August but it's becoming embarrassing because whenever I tell people I'm engaged they look at my fingers to see the ring and there's nothing there. Ever since I saw Tiwa's engagement ring I've been feeling really sad. I make far more money than my fiance and can afford to buy the ring of my dreams. Should I go ahead and buy my own engagement ring? My man will be mad and disappointed but I'd rather that than the way I feel at the moment.
What do you guys think?

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