Saturday, February 9, 2013

Twenty People Cheat Death In Abeokuta Accident

Twenty people, among who were two babies, escaped death when the 18-seater passenger bus in which they were travelling swerved off the road and finally plunged into a ditch at the Aro end of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Abeokuta yesterday.
The accident, which involved a blue colour Mazda bus with registration number Ogun XE 413 TTD was on full speed when it got to the speed breaker at the Aro Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta where it suddenly swerved off the road into the ditch.

Boko Haram Members Arraigned In Makurdi

wo suspected members of Boko Haram sect, Habu Umaru and Mohammed Isah were yesterday arraigned before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court for criminal conspiracy.
Police Prosecutor, told the court that the first accused, Habu Umaru was nabbed last Thursday by operatives of the Department of Security Services, DSS, Benue State Command on a tip off while he was carrying out surveillance of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Makurdi, with the intent to bomb the church.
According to him, during the interrogation, the accused allegedly admitted being a member of the Boko Haram sect and also disclosed that he hailed from Kalu local government area of Nasarawa State.

Reps Propose N25 Million Fine And 15-Year Jail Term For Yahoo Yahoo Boys

The House of Representatives has proposed heavy penalties for “Computer misuse and Cybercrimes,” with fines ranging from N5m to N25m for offenders. Convicted persons will also serve jail terms ranging from two to 15 years.
Cybercrime is commonly known as Yahoo Yahoo in Nigeria.
The penalties are contained in amendments proposed to the Criminal Code and the Penal Code. The two bills have already passed second reading at the House and are scheduled for public hearing by the House Committee on Justice headed by Mr. Ali Ahmad.

President Jonathan In London Clinic Over Intestinal Problems; Babangida’s Leg Disease Worsens

An intestinal problem has forced President Jonathan to cancel a planned surprise visit to the Super Eagles in South Africa, medical sources in London said today.
The Nigeria president, who is on a whirlwind three-nation trip to Egypt, the United Kingdom and France, had planned to surprise the Super Eagles in South Africa following their qualification for the final of the African Cup of Nations last Wednesday.

2015: I’m Prepared For The Presidency – Babangida

The book launch of former FCT Minister Malam Nasir El-Rufai’s ‘The Accidental Public Servant’ Thursday in Abuja, was a political gathering of sorts. With the exception of apolitical Nigerians who were at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre venue of the public presentation of El-Rufai’s highly publicised memoirs, the rest were stalwarts of the opposition coalition party, the PDP and associates of the author.
Seizing the platform of the book launch, Governor of Niger State, Babangida Mu’azu Aliyu welcomed the formation of the All Progressives Congress and declared his readiness to run for Nigeria’s presidency in 2015 even though he is not ready to talk much on the issue.

56-Year-Old Man Banned From Talking To Women For 10 Years

A s*x pest has been banned from speaking to women for ten years.
David Delahunty, 56, could be jailed just for saying hello to a woman he does not know. A judge imposed the ban after Delahunty admitted s*xual assault. He walked up to a stranger at a bus stop, kissed her on the cheek and told her she was a “bonny lass”.  But he then terrified the woman by making lewd suggestions and falsely claiming he was a defiler who had just been freed from prison.
The victim, in her 20s, was left feeling “disgusted and frightened”, the judge was told. Delahunty, of Carlisle, Cumbria, was given a nine-month suspended jail term and 120 hours’ community work.

The Grammys To Honour Whitney Houston With Documentary As Singer Is Immortalized With Wax Statues

The music world was literally brought to a stand still a year ago this week.While rehearsing for the Grammys, music’s biggest event, artists got the news that Whitney Houston was found dead upstairs at her Beverly Hilton Hotel room.And to celebrate her life and legacy, The Grammy committee has decided to include an hour-long special called “The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family,” which will air Thursday Feb. 9, the day before the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

5 Relationship Resolutions You Should Make This Season

I shared this at the beginning of the year as relationship resolutions you had to make. In case you missed it then, or you never made the resolutions, here they are again in this love season. Valentine’s Day is near, and there is love in the air-I can see red roses floating in some places. You could just make up your mind now to enjoy your relationship during this love season and beyond. Make these resolutions now and watch your relationship blossom.

JJ: Suspected Rogue Made To Drink Engine Oil

A suspected thief who allegedly stole a mobile phone was baptized with and forced to drink dirty engine after he was subjected to severe beatings.
The suspect, James Amanor, a 23-year-old scrap dealer, after receiving the beatings, was marched to a nearby fitting shop near the Community 18 Junction, close to Sakumono in Tema, by the irate mob. The mob poured gallons of dirty engine oil on him and forced him to drink some.

Osun Set To Distribute Computer Tablets To Students In Public Schools

Mr Oyelade Oyeniran, the Permanent Secretary in  Osun  Ministry of Education,  on Friday said computer tablets also known as ‘Opon Imon’ would soon be distributed to students in  public schools in the state.
Oyeniran disclosed this on Friday in an interview in Osogbo.He noted that  the tablets had been acquired, saying, “what remains is to commence distribution once the state governor launches  it.” According to him, the distribution of the tablets will  start with SS 3  students  preparing for their SSCE and NECO examinations.

How Robbers Raped 35-Year-Old Wife In Husband’s Presence

Residents of Ogida quarters in Benin City were shocked last Saturday when they woke to see a house wife (names withheld) shouting and pleading for help.
They rushed to the house only to discover that the woman was raped by three young men who stormed the house at about 3am.  They further discovered the victim’s husband who was tied by the robbers and pushed  under the bed. Saturday Vanguard learnt that the suspects Peter Anigboro (25 years old), Lucky Williams (22) and Olise Friday, forced the door of the residence of the victim open with an impoverished gun and a dagger.
The suspects immediately went for the husband, whom they tied his legs and hands after which he was pushed under the bed.

Channels TV presenter Joe Ighile collapses on set, dies in hospital

Channels TV Head of Sports, Joe Ighile, collapsed on set last night while presenting the 9'Oclock live sports programme. After introducing the programme, Joe told the crew that he was feeling uncomfortable and asked to take a break. He stepped out of the studio for some fresh air and collapsed a few minutes later.  He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he later died. He was 47 years old. 
Joe Ighile joined Channels TV in 2003. He's survived by a wife, two children and aged mother. May his soul rest in peace.

Facebook Murder:Receptionist Recounts How Cynthia Was Found Dead

The trial of the suspects in connection with the murder of Facebook girl, Cynthia Osokogu began in Lagos today with the state calling Mrs Ifeyinwa Njegbu, a receptionist at Cosmilla Hotel, where Cynthia’s body was found, stone dead.
In her testimony, Ifeyinwa told the court that while on duty on 21 July, 2012, she checked in two guests, a man and a woman who claimed to be a couple into Room C1 of the hotel at about 12 noon. She noted that at about 8 a.m the next day, while she was preparing to hand over to one of her colleagues, Vivian Amule, the couple informed her through phone that they were checking out.
“After I had handed over to my colleague, I asked her to check out the couple since they had told me that they were leaving that morning”

Fake Money Gang Arrested

The recent arrest of fake currencies syndicate by the Lagos State Police Command represents a worrisome trend that poses great danger to the survival of the economy if such counterfeiting in money is not nipped in the bud.
The suspects, numbering five, who had been paraded by the Police at two different locations in Lagos, were caught with eight printing machines and a large quantity of printed fake notes in both local currency, the Naira, and foreign currencies such as Dollar, Pound, Euro and Cedi, totaling N108 million.

Police arrest 25 Abia varsity students over cultism

Police in Abia yesterday exhumed the body of a 400 level law student of Abia State University, Mr. Obinna Obasi Awa from a shallow grave where he was buried in a farm around the university community settlement in Uturu, Abia State. Obinna Awa, the second son of an Abia-based lawyer, Barrister Awa Obasi, was said to have died after undergoing rigorous ritual exercise, following his intention to join a cult in the school. B

Gunmen Kill 9 Female Health Workers In Kano

Unknown gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram militants have killed nine female workers involved in polio vaccinations in two separate incidents in the city of Kano. The gunmen riding on tricycles opened fire on health workers at Hotoro Haye and Shargalle Health Centre in the Kano metropolis as the health workers prepare their polio vaccination cocktails for the day.

Two women were felled by the militants bullets at Unguwa Uku while seven others died from the lethal attack on Shargalle Health Centre in attacks that took place thirty minutes apart. Police spokesperson Musa Majia confirmed the attacks to journalists stating that the gunmen had fled the scene of the attack before security agents could reach the area.

Man Kills Fiancée Over Infidelity

Phillip Onyia and Grace Akpa were scheduled to be wedded on the first Saturday of April, 2013. They started dating in 2009, the same year Onyia left the shores of Nigeria for further studies in the United Kingdom. Having gone through thick and thin together, they were supposed to conclude the dating stage of their relationship and proceed to matrimony.
 The proposed marriage can, however, no longer hold. Grace, the wife-to-be is dead, from injuries she reportedly sustained in a knife attack by the man she loved. Reported to be a student of Adeniran Ogunsaya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos, she was only 26 years old.

Photo: Saudis Outraged Because Beheading Taking ‘Way Too Long’

The Saudi Arabian government has come under attack from its citizens for taking eight whole years to behead a convicted woman, local media reports. Numerous eye-witnesses accounts describe unruly mobs shouting, “Off with her head,” “Death to the United States” and “Let’s go, Mets,” following the announcement of the long-anticipated beheading of a Saudi Arabian woman.
Laila Hafiz was sentenced to death by beheading in 2005 after her Saudi employer accused her of cutting off his own head. The man’s completely uncorroborated, seemingly impossible claim was accepted by Saudi court as bulletproof evidence when he said, “An eye for an eye, a head for a head,” although Miss Hafiz claimed innocence by pointing to her accuser’s full, unharmed head from which he was speaking. Despite this witch-like trickery, it took almost eight years for the death sentence come to realization, irking many in the Saudi general public who have cried out for justice.

Choirmaster Guilty Of Molesting Music Student 30 Years Ago

A respected choirmaster is convicted of s*xually abusing a former pupil – who is thought to have killed herself during the trial. The woman at the centre of s*x abuse allegations involving top choirmaster Michael Brewer killed herself during the trial, it has been revealed.
The body of violin teacher Frances Andrade, 48, was found at her home less than a week after she gave evidence against Michael Brewer at Manchester Crown Court. Brewer, a former National Youth Choir music director, and his ex-wife were found guilty on five counts of indecently assaulting the former music student more than 30 years ago.

Female Taliban Suicide Bomber Hates The Idea Of Virgins In Heaven

Khalida Akhtar, a 20-year-old Taliban suicide bomber, decided at the last minute not to blow herself up at the main train station in the capitol of Pakistan because she remembered that she would have to deal with a bunch of virgin guys in heaven, local authorities say.
Ms. Akhtar, who was dressed in a head-to-toe burqa and strapped with explosives, was seen just hours ago running and screaming through the Islamabad Railway Station before she was apprehended by local law enforcement.

Woman French kisses her own son in jail to pass him drugs (PICTURED)

Officials in Penn Yan, NY, say Kimberly Margeson, 54, passed two Oxycodone painkiller pills to her 30-year-old, William Partridge by french kissing him during a jailhouse visit.
A mother’s love knows no bounds, but Kimberly Margeson’s love for her son may have shown no boundaries. New York State police say 54-year-old Margeson passed two Oxycodone pills to her 30-year-old son, William Partridge, by french-kissing him during a jailhouse visit, MSNnow reported.


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