Saturday, June 1, 2013

58 arrested in anti-Islam protests rallies in UK

Rival demonstrations have been taking place in London after the killing of a British Soldier. The British National Party held a demonstration in Westminster. Unite Against Facism took part in a counter protest outside the Houses of Parliament. VoR's Juliet Spare reports. (VIDEO)

The Metroplotan Police banned the British National Party from marching near the scene of soldier Lee Rigby’s killing in Woolwich, London amid fears of violent clashes with anti-fascist groups. In London, the BNP supporters staged a standoff while the Unite Against Fascism group were kept apart by the police, who have arrested 58 people in a series of scuffles. Far-right groups and their opponents scuffled in London on Saturday as protesters attacking Islam gathered in cities and towns all over Britain.
The English Defence League held rallies in Sheffield, Cambridge and Colchester.

R.I.P : Smooth FM OAP and programmes director, Kirk Anthony, dies at 53

Jamaican born Smooth 98.1FM On-Air-Personality and Director of Programmes, Kirk Anthony Derrick has passed on. According to sources, Kirk collapsed a few hours after his show, The Kazbah, yesterday evening May 31 and was rushed to Reddington hospital in Victoria Island where he was pronounced dead. Cause of death will be known next week when the autopsy result comes out.
“For him being part of the Smooth 98.1FM family was the next chapter in his life and sadly, it was his last,” Smooth FM said in a press release.
Kirk relocated to Nigeria in 2009 to work at Smooth FM. He was 53 years old. He is survived by his wife and children. 

We're not involved in Hezbollah armoury saga - Lebanese community

The Lebanese community in Kano has exonerated itself from the large consignment of arms  uncovered by the Nigerian security agents in the troubled northern Nigerian commercial city that was linked to international terrorist organization, Hezbollah.

Addressing newsmen in Kano in its first official reaction since the Hezbollah cell in the city was busted by the security agents, Chairman of the community, Tahir Fadlallah said that the Lebanese Community ‘’unequivocally condemns crime in whatever form”.

Tahir Fadlallah,  who also doubled as the chairman of the Tahir Guest palace in Kano said that, “with almost 100 years of our stay in Kano, we have never been associated with any crime that threatened the peace of our host”.

Heartless: Brother Stabs Sister, 23, To death Over Noodles Meal

A 23-year-old girl has been stabbed to death by her brother during a scuffle over noodles meal in Warri, Delta State. Daily Sun gathered that trouble started when the victim, in a fury, inflicted injuries on her brother with a sharp razor blade, which resulted to serious bleeding.

It was gathered that her brother, in a bid to avenge the harm done to him, picked up a sharp object, later identified as knife and stabbed his sister in the neck, which subsequently led to her death instantly.

Cossy Orjiakor responds to Afrocandy's : Why I can’t strip fully in films – Cossy Orjiakor

Talking of blue films, US-based Nigeria actress and producer, Afro Candy, said she would like to feature you in one of her s-ex movies.
Like I said, talk is cheap. I’ll like to have a dinner date with Richard Branson, it’s just a wishful thinking. It’s when she approaches me then I will know she is serious. I have gone through a lot, now I know better. I can’t condemn her, she is Hollywood standard when it comes to showing off her body. The likes of Janet Jackson, Halle Berry even most of their female musicians have gone nude, and Nigerians adored them. For me, I can’t go totally nude, never. My mum told me never to go nude. If not, I have got a beautiful body and I’m not afraid to flaunt it. Besides other artistes have taken pictures with panties and bra, maybe on the beach. So it looks cool but when you wear and pose on bed, it smells s-ex.
Popular entertainer, Cossy Orjiakor, blows hot on several issues in this interview with Ademola Olonilua

10 found dead after boat sinks in Delta State

Ten bodies have been found during a rescue operation off the coast of Nigeria after a tugboat contracted by Chevron sank on Sunday in rough seas, the vessel’s owner said on Friday.

The Jascon-4 capsized early on Sunday at a mooring point around 30 km (20 miles) off oil-producing Delta state. Of 12 people who had been on board, one was rescued alive and another is still missing.

“The search and rescue operation that has been under way since 26 May has had to be stopped for safety reasons,” the ship’s owner West African Ventures said in a statement.

Police Recover Pasuma's Range Rover Jeep

The police have recovered Pasuma's stolen Range rover jeep. 
The fuji Musician was robbed of his vehicle and other valuables on monday night at meiran, Lagos-Abeokuta expressway by armed bandits.

It took the joint effort of the police and OPC men to recover the metallic coloured Range rover SUV jeep, with registration number, MUS 830 AP.  Meanwhile, Fellow musicians and prominent politicians in Lagos have been calling Pasuma on the phone to sympathise with him since the incident occurred. Artists like Malaika, Daddy Showkey and Wasiu ayinde

Appeal court reverses Baba Suwe’s N25m judgment

The Court of Appeal in Lagos has set aside the judgment awarding N25m compensation to Yoruba actor, Babatunde Omidina (aka Baba Suwe) for alleged wrongful detention by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in October 2011.
Justice Yetunde Idowu of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, had on November 24, 2011 ordered the NDLEA to pay N25m to Omidina and publicly apologise to him in conspicuous pages of two national dailies for violating his rights to personal liberty.
However, in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Rita Pemu on Friday, the appellate court upheld NDLEA’s appeal against the judgment.  The three-man appeal panel held that the Lagos High Court, Ikeja lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter in the first place. The panel added that even if its decision on the jurisdictional issue was wrong, the arrest and detention, which the respondent (Omidina) had complained of was “not unreasonable.”

Council declares war against vendors in Onitsha

Newspaper distributors and vendors in Onitsha, Anambra State on Friday protested the mass destruction of newspapers by officials of the Onitsha North Local Government. The vendors, who organised themselves under the umbrella of Onitsha Newspapers Directors and Distributors Association, marched through the streets of Onitsha, Nkpor and Obosi, causing traffic jam on the road.

They carried placards with inscriptions like, ‘Anambra State government caution Onitsha North chairman,’ ‘Anambra State government, don’t declare war against vendors,’ ‘Governor Peter Obi caution your task force men,’ ‘Vendors are not part of the people polluting the environment,’ ‘Enough is enough to assault on the vendors, ‘Onitsha North chairman, is it part of your duty to stop the sale of newspapers in Onitsha?’

NGF: Jonathan-Amaechi hidden Stand-Off Worsens

Rotimi Amaechi and Goodluck Jonathan
Culled From Vanguard Nigeria
There was an election held on Friday May 24, 2013, at the Rivers State Government House, Abuja by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to elect a chairman. Against all odds, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of RiversState, who was having a running battle with the presidency, got re-elected for a second tenure as he defeated Governor Jonah Jang of PlateauState, said to be the candidate of President Goodluck Jonathan by 19 to 16 votes.
According to media reports, the results were announced by A.B. Okauru, the Director-General of NGF, immediately after counting of ballots. 
All the 36 state governors apart from Yobe’s Ibrahim Gaidam participated in the vote conducted through secret ballot.


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