Wednesday, February 13, 2013

16 States Get New Police Commissioners

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the immediate redeployment of 33 senior police officers in various commands and formations of the force across the country.
According to the police authorities, the deployment, which affects 16 state police commands, is part of ongoing efforts to reposition the force for greater efficiency.
A statement by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in Abuja on Wednesday, said the redeployment affected newly promoted officers and other senior personnel. It added that it was meant to inject fresh ideas into the system.

Ex Gov Ayo Fayose's Younger Sister, Bimpe Sorinolu Dies Of Cancer

The immediate younger sister of Ekiti State former governor, Ayo Fayose, Bimpe Sorinolu, has died of cancer in a UK hospital. The once lively mother of three who turned apostle a few years back was diagnosed with cancer of the breasts, lungs and liver in June of 2011. She battled with the disease for almost two years before losing the battle this evening. May her soul rest in peace.

Widow Killed By Her Lover For Money Ritual

36 year old widowed mother of three Kafilat Lateef was killed by her lover Gbenga Taiwo and four of his friends on January 21. After killing her, they put kola nut in her mouth and buried her in a shallow grave. (Her charred remains above) Read the full story after the Break

Nigerian midwife who caused baby's death walks free from court

The 67 year old Nigerian born UK-based midwife who caused a four-week-old baby to bleed to death in a botched home circumcision operation walked free from court a few days back.  Grace Adeleye, who was paid  £100 to perform the operation on Goodluck Caubergs using a traditional African method known as 'clamp and cut, carried it out without anaesthetic, using only a pair of scissors, forceps and olive oil.  It went drastically wrong leaving the child with a serious wound and causing him to bleed to death.  Adeleye was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after a trial at Manchester Crown Court and was given a 21 month suspended jail term last week.

Two Nigerian journalist brutalised by South African police

Two Nigerian journalists covering the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were kicked, dragged on the ground, threatened with cocked guns and forcibly detained for two hours by officers of the South African police in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon.
Debo Oshudun, Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) for Central and Southern Africa and John Joshua Akanji, a Deputy Editor of The Sun Newspapers were onboard a taxi on their way to cover the departure of the AFCON winners Super Eagles when shortly after they both alighted, they were surrounded by no less than 20 fully armed South African police officers who threatened to shoot them after they insisted they were Journalists.

Jonathan Remembers Gen. Mohammed on FB

To mark the 37th anniversary of the death of General Murtala Ramat Mohammed, President Jonathan posted this message to all Nigerians on Facebook. He urged to save the memories about General and respect everything what this man had done for the country.
"Today marks the 37th anniversary of the death of General Murtala Ramat Mohammed, the great patriot who paid the ultimate price for Nigeria.
"I urge all Nigerians to remember the life and times of this hero of Nigeria who proved the truism in the maxim that people may die but ideas never die.

Deep-Voiced Men Have Lower Sperm Counts, Study Says

Listen up, ladies: The deep timbre of a male voice may sound attractive, but low-voiced men actually tend to have lower sperm counts, a new study says. Multiple studies have found that women usually favor masculine features, such as prominent jaws, high muscle mass, and low-pitched voices.

The theory is that these traits signal a high-quality mate—for instance, it's been proposed that masculine men generally have more robust amounts of sperm. But the new research revealed that, while deep voices are attractive to women, low-pitched men actually tended to have lower concentrations of sperm in their ejaculate.The finding suggests that men who evolutionarily invest most of their energy into making themselves attractive to females may suffer deficiencies in other areas—in this case, sperm counts. For instance, the male hormone testosterone—which lowers voice pitch—can thwart sperm production.

Ezu River: Corpses To Be Exhumed Again

The 25 unidentified corpse which were found floating on Ezu river in Awka, Anambra State, may again be exhumed for the second time, following revelations that the police did not give approval for their burial.
Apart from the non-approval by the police, the corpses were hurriedly buried at the bank of the river which is the only source of water for the community.
These were the feelers from the Senate Committee on Police Affairs and Security and Intelligence which visited Ezu river in Amansea, Awka north local government area of the state yesterday.The committees discovered that the corpses were not properly buried and that they could be washed back into the river any time it overflows its bank.

Death in Nollywood: Agwu, Others Prepare For Prayer

If there is one reality that is both humbling and frightening in the entertainment industry in Nigeria, it is the spate of untimely deaths in Nollywood. 
This and many other misfortunes that have befallen practitioners in recent times formed the subject of deliberation at a recent meeting of top actresses, comedians and musicians, convened at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, to discuss an upcoming occasion where all the big names in the industry would meet and pray for the industry.
At the meeting, which was called at the behest of Paul Emmanuel of Cornerstone Ministries, Victoria Island, Nollywood actresses and audience including Monalisa Chinda, Aisha Abimbola, Desmond Elliot, musicians Innocent Idibia, Patricia King of Midnight Crew and top comedians, Julius Agwu and Ayo Makun, also known as AY discussed the rationale for hosting an all star event tagged 'Shift Celebrity Prayse'.

You Have My Full Support, Pres. Jonathan Tells Keshi

What looked like a replay of defining moment of the Westerhof era when some sports administrators in the country were bent in frustrating him, happened yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja when President Goodluck Jonathan assured Keshi of his full support.
Westerhof was reported to have complained to IBB when he had opportunity to meet with the former head of state that ‘the boys’ at the NFF would not allow him to work due to their unnecessary interferences. This, it was gathered made IBB to give the former Eagles handler direct access to the presidency for every assistance he needed to discharge his duties. Some close watchers of the unfolding event during and after the Afcon 2013 were of the opinion that this was what Coach Keshi had planned to achieve with his purported resignation – to have direct access to the presidency.

America’s Secret Files: The Untold Biafran Story

Forty three years after the Civil War, the Americans have released their 21,000 pages of diplomatic dispatches by agents of the United States government.
We’ve combed through them all to reveal the Biafra story, the way never done before.
Read about the accounts of prominent individuals like Chief Richard Akinjide, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu himself, General Olusegun Obasanjo and others on the war.
Read Zik’s story on why Ojukwu hated him; why Akinjide said Ojukwu suffered from megalomania; the reasons Ojukwu gave for killing Victor Banjo and others.

House of Reps Hold Special Plenary Session For Victorious Super Eagles (PHOTOS)

Remarks By the House of Representatives Speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, At The Special Session Of The House Of Representatives To Honour The Victorious National Football Team, The Super Eagles, The 2013 African Soccer Champions, On Wednesday 13th February 2013.

PHOTOS: Nigerian Model, Adaora Akubilo Poses Tópless For American Magazine

Nigeria-American model Adaora Akubilo is one of the stars of the 2013 Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine.This edition of the SI’s swimsuit issue featured photoshoots from all over the world! Adaora’s was photographed by Kayt Jones in beautiful Namibia in Southern Africa.

Nigerian Model, Adaora Akubilo Poses Tópless For American Magazine

NFF pressured Keshi to accept foreign boss —Mark

Coach Stephen Keshi resignation saga is throwing up more facts as the Senate President David Mark on Tuesday revealed that the Nigeria Football Federation had pressured him into signing a fresh clause to his contract that would have placed a new foreign technical adviser above him.Mark made the revelation in Abuja while addressing the Senate on his trip to Africa Nations Cup and the crisis that hit the Nigeria camp immediately after winning the trophy on Sunday.
President of the Senate said that he spoke to Keshi on the phone on Tuesday morning and confirmed that the coach had actually resigned, and cited reasons of interference for his decision.

Brave guard kills armed robber with bandits’ gun

A security man, Joseph Ogbor, attached to Tonimas Filling Station along Okuku Road in Ogoja, Cross River State, has killed an armed robber with a gun brought by the bandit to raid the station.
Manager of the station, who identified himself simply as Sunny, said some robbers came in at about 2am last Friday, armed with machetes and guns to cart away “the money we made.”
Sunny, who spoke with our correspondent on Monday, said, “When they got here our security man confronted them and they got angry and descended on him. He had fractures on his right leg and skull.”

UNILAG Student Sells His Kidney To Graduate With First Class

According to a report on DeeLinkage, a 24-year-old graduate of the University of Lagos, had to part with his kidney, just so he could graduate with a first class from the institution.

Here is the full story:A University of Lagos (UNILAG) student who couldn’t swap kidneys to save his father’s life confessed in the hospital that he sold one of his kidney to graduate with a first class.
 The 24 years old boy recollected how he sold one of his kidneys to the dean of his faculty a few days before his convocation. He says he was being threatened with the reality of having to spend an additional two years to his already prolonged eight years stay in the school.

I Underwent Treatment For Cancer Of The Nose......Gov. Chime

“In August last year, I was privileged to be one of those nominated by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to go to Germany to study their federalism, I was to represent the South-East zone; I had to use the opportunity of the trip to pass through London to do my medicals since it was the only opportunity I had to do that. After my medical, I was certified fit by the doctors, but I noticed that I had a little growth beneath my jaw. Ordinarily, nobody could see it but I felt it seriously and asked the doctors to do further investigation on it.

VIDEO: Helicopter Crash Caught On Camera

The South Korean version of the popular British television show "Top Gear" has just released harrowing footage of a helicopter crash that fortunately left no one seriously injured.
In the video "Top Gear Korea" presenter Kim Jin Pyo races an AH1 Cobra helicopter while driving a Corvette ZR1, according to Top Gear Korea's YouTube channel, and at the 1-minute mark the helicopter does a loop in the air and then seemingly loses control and hurtles into the dirt, kicking up a cloud of dust in the process. Kim Jin Pyo appears distraught after the crash, and the video ends with him getting out of the Corvette and running toward the carnage.


VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI is making his first public appearance since his bombshell announcement of his resignation, presiding over his weekly general audience and Ash Wednesday services.  Thousands of people are expected to fill the Vatican audience hall on Wednesday morning for the audience, which will be his second to last public audience before stepping down Feb. 28.

‘Jonathan has today to sign 2013 budget’ — Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said  President  Goodluck Jonathan has only today (Wednesday) to assent the 2013 Appropriation Bill sent to him by the National Assemby on January 14.
The lawyer said in a statement on Tuesday that  signing the budget   after today would amount to the President violating Section 58(4) of the Constitution, which makes it mandatory for him to assent to it within 30 days of receiving it.
He said, “The only option available to the President if he  fails to sign the budget today is for him to request the Supreme Court to determine the extent of the powers of the National Assembly to rewrite the budget”.

Court Orders Taxi Driver To Pay Housewife N55,000

An Abuja Area Court sitting in Lugbe has ordered a 28-year-old driver, Stanley Oliver of Lugbe Zone 7, to pay N55,000 to a housewife, Mrs. Habiba Timothy. Delivering judgment in the case, the Judge, Haruna Masanawa, said the court passed judgment in favour of the plaintiff after hearing both sides of the matter. Masanawa ordered Oliver to pay the plaintiff in two installments, the first of which must be on or before February 28, and the second payment must be settled by March 31.
He also granted the plaintiff’s prayer for N5,000 cost of action against the defendant and ordered the defendant to pay the cost of action on the same day with the payment of the first installment.

29-yr-old guard jailed 2 months over ATM theft

LAGOS — A 29-year-old security guard, Benjamin Nyiynogo, was yesterday, sentenced to two months imprisonment by an Ikeja Magistrate Court, for stealing N76,000 through an Automated Teller Machine, ATM.
According to the magistrate, Mrs Dan Oni, “you are hereby sentenced to a two-month imprisonment with hard labour and without an option of fine for pleading guilty to the charge against you.
“You are to pay the N76,000 to the complainant upon your return from prison.”
The Police  Prosecutor Edet Okoi had told the court that the defendant stole the money belonging to one Mr Jimoh Aliu, his supervisor at work.

I sacked more than 100 University lecturers - Chiarman

The Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Professor Shuaibu Oba AbdulRaheem, and some commissioners from the commission were guests of the Editorial Board of Blueprint roundtable penultimate week where he answered questions on issues of recruitment in various government organisations. The chairman said that until now, the military did not comply with the rules of recruitments and promotions as quoted in the guideline principles of the FCC. ENE OSANG recounts the highlights of the session in this concluding part of the interaction
How come in Kwara, the state character is filled with politics because the school of Offa operates basically from a political angle?

13 Killed, 30 Injured in Car Accidents Yesterday

Nine persons were yesterday confirmed dead and 19 others seriously injured after two commercial vehicles collided yesterday along Maiduguri-Kano road.
According to officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), the accident occurred after one of the buses got a tyre burst that forced it to swerve into the opposite lane where it ran into an oncoming vehicle.
Eyewitnesses said nine of the passengers in the two buses died on the spot, while 19 others who sustained clinical injuries were rushed, by FRSC rescue team, to Maiduguri University Teaching Hospital about 60km away.

Human error caused Dana crash.. Pilot is To Be Blamed

he Dana plane crash that killed all 153 people aboard in Lagos in June 2012 was likely caused by a pilot’s failure to turn on certain fuel pumps or valves, The Wall Street Journal reported, quoting people familiar with the joint investigation by U.S. and Nigerian officials.
The McDonnell Douglas MD-83, operated by Nigeria’s Dana Air, lost power from both engines while approaching the airport in Lagos last June and slammed into an apartment building, killing at least six more people on the ground.
The most likely cause of the accident was the crew’s failure to properly monitor fuel flow and turn on certain fuel pumps, according to industry and government safety experts familiar with the investigation.

Hmnn: Ghana Closes 40 Nigerian Shops

Ghanaian authorities have renewed the siege against foreign traders, as the Ministry of Trade and Industry, at the weekend clamped down over 40 shops belonging to Nigerians.
The shops located at Akanshie, about 200 meters away from the Mokola International Market were occupied by Nigerians, who traded in bicycle spare parts and other accessories.
According to one of the affected traders, Mr. Damien Uduba, their shops were stormed by some officials of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, who compelled them to pack their goods and thereafter had the shops under lock and key. The officials were reported to have secured the shops with their own padlocks, thereby making them inaccessible to the owners.

Sick Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke may return next weekend

Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke, who embarked on a foreign trip months ago, is now hale and hearty and may return to the country this weekend. Acting Governor, Effiok Cobang said this yesterday in Calabar at a town hall meeting which marked the end of the National Good Governance Tour in Cross River State.  There have been speculations on whether Imoke’s long absence meant his health had further deteriorated and if he was returning to Nigeria anytime soon.

17-Year-Old Girl Gang-Raped, Butchered And Left To Die (Photos)

The brutal murder of a 17-year-old girl, who was gang-raped, horrifically mutilated and left to die on a building site, has sparked a national outcry in South Africa.
Anene Booysen was discovered by security guards on the site in the sleepy town of Bredasdorp, 80 miles east of Cape Town. According to a Health Department spokesman, her injuries were so severe that her family asked authorities not to release the details.
However it was later revealed that her stomach had been slit open down to her genitals and that she had died from her injuries in hospital. She managed to identify one of her attackers before her death and two men have appeared in court charged with rape and murder.

Nothing Wrong With Polio Vaccination – Sheikh Gumi

A renowned Islamic scholar and a doctor by profession, Sheikh Ahmad Mahmud Gumi, has told the BBC Hausa Service that there is nothing suspicious about the polio vaccine, and that the eradication of polio is very essential in making a healthy society.
He said those opposing the exercise should know that it was not made just for Nigerians alone; rather, it is for the whole world by the assembly of world doctors for the consumption of all.

EXCLUSIVE: Hardship Hits Nigerian Troops In Mali As Officers Solicit Food From Locals

The condition of Nigerian troops in Mali is quickly sliding from bad to worse as inadequate supply of provision is forcing the contingent to solicit food from locals, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively report.
According to a reliable defence source who asked not to be named, the Nigerian contingent solicits food and handouts under the guise of “courtesy calls” to community leaders in Mali. After one of such courtesy calls on Monday, the troops received a handout of a cow and 50 bags of rice from the Prefect of Tuban in Banamba region. “Our officers and men have resorted to begging locals for cows and rice for survival,” said the official.
“This is done by way of courtesy calls. They invite the prefects of the locals to our camp for visits. The prefect of Tuban (Banamba Region) visited today (Feb 11) with a cow and 50 bags of rice.”

Six Policemen, LASTMA Official Arrested

In a bid to curb the excesses of policemen in the Lagos State Police Command, six policemen were, weekend, arrested by operatives of the Commissioner of Police X Squad for extortion.
Also arrested were two impersonators who wore Police uniform to escort a lorry and an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA for allegedly extorting money from a motorist. Vanguard gathered that the policemen were arrested at Oyingbo and Gbagada areas of the state while allegedly extorting money from motorcycle and commercial bus operators.
Police sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the operatives who were ordered by the state Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, to rid the state of corrupt policemen, stormed Oyingbo, where they caught two Traffic Wardens and a conventional policeman attached to Area ‘C’ Command, at Oyingbo Bus-Stop, extorting money from commercial buses and lorry operators.

PHOTO: Fake Doctor Injected Woman with ‘Fix-A-Flat’

A woman accused of being a phony doctor has been charged with a crime, police say, after injecting a brew of Fix-A-Flat, cement, mineral oil and Super Glue into the body of a woman who wanted a larger derriere.
The self-described doctor’s ”own butt is the size of a truck tire,” according to a report in The Miami Herald, which stated: ”Investigators suspect she is part of an underground network of scam artists who have been offering ‘pumping parties’ and home buttocks augmentations across South Florida for years.”

Parents Report Son To Police After He Raped Housemaid

A teenage boy allegedly raped a maid after his parents had gone to church for an all-night prayer.

It is alleged that the 17-year-old boy raped the 20-year-old maid. It is the State's case that the maid was washing plates while the teenager was watching television. He later retired to his room and slept for a while. The maid finished washing the plates and started watching television in the lounge.

Prosecutor told the court that the boy came to the lounge and sat beside the maid before asking her what she usually does with her boyfriend.

Three Journalists Arrested for Polio Vaccine Killings

Three Nigerian journalists have been arrested for allegedly inciting violence against polio workers, Reuters reported. On Friday, gunmen in Kano State killed nine people, who had been giving patients the polio vaccine. The arrested journalists are accused of inspiring the attacks. The journalists had said on Wazobia FM on Wednesday that immunisation against polio was anti-Islam and part of a Western conspiracy to cause infertility, Kano Police Chief Ibrahim Idris, told Reuters.  The killing of the vaccinators is a major setback in Nigeria’s fight against polio. “The killing of polio vaccinators in Kano State is a dastardly act that must be condemned by all,” he told All Africa
Source: Punch

14 Year old boy beats 7-month-old sister and suffocates her to death

A Washington, D.C.-area teenager is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder for beating and suffocating his baby sister to death, police said Monday. Johnathan Aguiluc, 14, of White Oak, Md., appeared in court Monday, where a judge denied him bond. Police say Gloria Yanes, 39, left her 11640 Lockwood Drive apartment about 10:30 p.m. Thursday to go to work, leaving Aguiluc to babysit his two sisters, 7-month-old Larissa Yanes and a 3-year-old whose name was not released.
Aguiluc confessed to police that he beat his infant sister and then covered her nose and mouth when she would not stop crying. "He admitted to causing those injuries and also placing his hands over her mouth and nose as she was crying," said Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks to local ABC affiliate WJLA-TV.

Headless Fodies Found, Man Named Yusuf Ibrahim Arrested

Police say they've nabbed a New Jersey man who fatally shot two men before beheading them, chopping off their hands and burying their remains in the woods of south Jersey.
Cops arrested Yusuf Ibrahim, 28, of Jersey City on Sunday after detectives found the bodies of the two men, aged 25 and 27, behind a home in Buena Vista Township, according to a press release. Their severed heads and hands were discovered at a separate burial site.
The investigation into the grisly murder began Thursday following reports of suspicious activity at the Buena Vista home. Cadaver dogs located the bodies, which both suffered a single gunshot wound to their chests.  

President Goodluck Jonathan’s Convoy Involved In Auto Accident In Paris

President Goodluck Jonathan‘s vehicle convoy was yesterday involved in an accident in Paris, France. The accident reportedly occurred as President Jonathan was traveling with his aides to a meeting with the French President Francois Gerard Hollande.

According to SaharaReporters, a French Police source disclosed that the accident occurred 15 minutes away from the Elysee Palace, the venue of the official meeting with the French leader. The car involved in the accident was the fifth car behind that of President Jonathan.


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