Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Family files criminal charges against Mandela grandson over graves

South African police confirmed on Tuesday that criminal charges had been filed against Mandla Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, over allegations of "tampering with a grave."

The case is part of a wider question of where Nelson Mandela will be buried when he dies.
The criminal charges add to an ongoing civil suit being waged between Mandla, a member of parliament, and 16 family members.
The network of relatives accuse him of moving the remains of three of Nelson Mandela's children from a cemetery in Qunu village to the town of Mvezo, in the rural Eastern Cape province.
Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo and Mandla is the head of the tradtional council there.
"Members of the family have opened the case," said Eastern Cape police spokesman Mzukisi Fatyela.
"The docket will be sent to the senior public prosecutor for further investigation."
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Lagos Court Awards N5.5 Million Against Oladipo Diya for Unlawful Assault, Battery

A Lagos State High Court yesterday awarded N5.5 million in damages against General Oladipo Diya in a suit filed by one Oluwatosin Onamade alleging assault and battery by Mr. Diya, who was once the second-in-command during the military dictatorship of the late General Sani Abacha.
In a ruling that took more than two hours to deliver, Justice Opeyemi Oke ruled that Mr. Diya was guilty of assault and unlawful seizure of the claimant’s property. The assault took place in 2008 while the claimant, Mr. Onamade, who was at the time the funeral director at LOTAD Mortuary Services owned by Mr. Diya, was in a contract renegotiation process with the former military honcho. Mr. Onamade told the court that Mr. Diya and other defendants brutalized him. Apart from Mr. Diya, other defendants in the lawsuit included Dele Obakoya, Emmanuel Ilori and Dele Oyesanya, all accomplices in the assault.
In 2010, Mr. Onomade had also accused Mr. Diya of trading in human parts through his LOTAD Mortuary firm.

Donald Trump Insults Africa, Thinks Africa is a country Just like Rick Ross!! Choi

On Sunday, U.S President Barack Obama, who is currently touring Africa on a state visit, pledged $7 billion to support the building of reliable electric power grids in sub-Saharan Africa.

As Forbes contributor William Pentland correctly pointed out, two-thirds of Africa’s 1 billion population lack access to a stable supply of electricity. Obama’s plan, called “Power Africa,” entails investing American funds to change that, initially focusing on key markets such as Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Liberia.

On hearing the announcement, American billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump took to Twitter and tweeted – “Every penny of the $7 billion going to Africa as per Obama will be stolen – corruption is rampant!” Prior to that, Trump had tweeted that Obama’s trip to Africa was a total waste of taxpayer’s money.
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Obama in Africa: is US hard power a match for China's 'soft power'? (Question Of The Day)

The U.S. President Barack Obama has wound up his week-long tour of three African countries. On Monday, he pledged a new U.S. economic partnership with Africa. Still, many observers doubt that the visit dubbed as coming "too late" and yielding "too little" will become a major factor in America's scramble with China for influence on what has been ragearded in the West as "forgotten continent" for too long.

On his final stop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Barack Obama focused on Africa's need for energy. Reuters reports that Washington plans a $7 billion initiative to help tackle Africa's crippling lack of electrical power.
Besides that, the U.S. President pledged that the U.S. wanted to help Africa without being simply a provider of aid. "Ultimately, the goal here is for Africa to build Africa for Africans," he told a news conference.

£3,000 UK Visa Bond, Insult to Nigeria – Oba of Lagos

Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos, has described the £3000 visa bondbeing proposed by the United Kingdom’s Home Office for Nigerians wishing to enter the UK as an insult to Nigerians. Akiolu who spoke at an event where Peter Carter, deputy British High Commissioner, was present, berated the decision of the British government, saying the move was also an insult on Nigeria as a country.
The monarch said “Nigerians do not welcome the idea and the government of the United Kingdom (UK) should do something urgently to reverse the decision.” The British envoy in a swift reaction, said the decision was meant to checkmate high risk applicants adding that media report over the matter had caused a lot of upset.
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ASUU Embarks on a Total and Indefinite Nation-wide Strike from 1st July.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commenced indefinite strike  nationwide  today,  national president of ASUU, Dr Nasir Isa Fagge has said.

He made this declaration, Monday, at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) after their NEC meeting held at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State.

Speaking to news men, he said: “We are embarking on indefinite strike nation wide because the Federal Government reneged in the Memorandum of Understanding MoU  signed with ASUU in 2009 to pay lecturers their earn allowance.”

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US To spend $46 billion On Building fence and military equipment to tighten US-Mexican security border

The US Senate approved $46 billion border security package on new military equipment, additional fencing and other security needs to tighten the US-Mexican security border. Some see this measure as a new opportunity for defense contractors who suffer from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, while Mexico complaints that these measures are counterproductive and will not “contribute to the development of the competitive region that both countries seek to promote”.

Six Northrop Grumman airborne radar systems that cost $9.3 million each, 15 Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters that average more than $17 million apiece, eight AS-350 models Black Hawk helicopters with digital cockpit, eight light enforcement helicopters made by American Eurocopter that sell for about $3 million each, 17 UH-1N helicopters made by Bell Helicopter, 4,595 unattended ground sensors, 104 radiation isotope identification devices, 53 fiber-optic tank inspection scopes, four new drones, on top of 10 unmanned aircraft that the Border Patrol already owns, are on the US Border Patrol’s wish list, according to the Washington Post.
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11 Burnt To Death In Ibadan Auto Accident.

Eleven people were burnt to death in an accident at the Macmillan area, few metres before Soka Bus Stop, on Ibadan/Lagos Expressway, Ibadan.  The occupants of the Mazda bus, a commercial vehicle, were coming from Ogido in Ogun State and heading to Beere in Ibadan, to attend a Wolimat programme of a family member.

It was also gathered that most of the occupants were dressed in a uniformed ankara for the occasion. The propeller of the bus, according to the eyewitness, pulled out on the motion and hit the fuel tank, catching flame in the process.

The driver of the bus, in an attempt to save the situation, veered off the road and hit a hip of sand by the side of the road.


Why It Is profitable to stealing From Churches - Robbery suspect

Anti-robbery policemen attached to Oko-Oba division have arrested a 32-year-old man who allegedly specialised in bugling churches around Oko-Oba area of Lagos.  The suspect identified as Sannu Umaru was reportedly caught in the act inside one of the Pentecostal churches in Oko-Oba, weekend.

Umaru who claimed to be son of a retired army personnel, told policemen during interrogation that he preferred stealing from churches because of the security lapses.  Preliminary investigation, according to police sources, revealed that Umaru was allegedly involved in some robbery incidents in churches around the area. Before his arrest, he allegedly bugled a church where he made away with some musical instruments.

According to Police sources, “on that fateful night, he scaled the fence of the church and went to where the musical instruments were. As he was about carrying the piano valued close to half a million naira, one of the instruments fell down and attracted the night guards who went for him.


MESSAGE TO WOMEN: 4 List of Things you should do if your husband is cheating On You

Married women need to understand that whether or not their husband cheats is out of their control. The most that they can do is to cultivate the relationship with their husband, be the best person that they can be and know how to handle themselves if an affair does happen.
Seek Support
Discovering your spouse's infidelity can bring on a range of powerful emotions. Few people are equipped to deal with the heartache and devastation on their own. Seek out family and friends who can be supportive and nonjudgmental during this period. If you do not have a built-in support network, turn to your priest, minister or licensed therapist to help.
Talking about your feelings often helps to clarify the situation and put the affair into perspective. Before you can move on in whatever direction you choose to take, you must first fully understand that what happened is not your fault. In fact, it is possible that the affair had everything to do with your spouse and nothing at all to do with you.

2 Unilag Students Dead, 3 Others seriously Injured After Fatal Car Accident

Dont drink while driving and dont drive while drinking! 5 students of the University of Lagos were reportedly involved in a fatal accident on Sunday night which resulted in the loss of 2 lives.  The 2 students who lost their lives have been identified as Adelowotan Oluwafunmilayo, a 200L Student Of Quantity Surveying and Eniola, a 400 level student of Mass Communication.  May their souls rest in perfect peace. 
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SHOCKING: Chaos As Robbers Escape Court After Death Sentence, Judge Pick Race

It was a chaotic scene on Monday at the Asaba High Court In Delta, when two armed0robbers escaped from the court immediately the judge sentenced them to death.
The men, who were found guilty of conspiracy and armed robbery were eventually re-arrested by two prison guards.  According to some court officials, immediately the judge announced the sentence, one of them, known as Elvis Agbofodo escaped and ran into a nearby church where the prison guard found him and shot him in the leg to keep him immobilized.
The other convict, Frank Okedema, ran in a different direction before he was apprehended by another prison guard with the aid of residents of the area.  Court proceedings were reportedly disrupted by the escape attempt as this caused the prison guards to start shooting sporadically. The judge, court officials, lawyers and other persons in the area ran for their lives to avoid being hit by flying bullets.

18 soldiers on trial for alleged role in the escape of high-profile Boko Haram suspects.

Eighteen  soldiers, including a  lieutenant,  on Monday appeared  before  a General  Court Martial in Jos,  Plateau State for aiding members of the  fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram,  and other insurgent groups in their  activities.

The soldiers are members of  the Joint Task Force code named Operation Restore Orderin Borno State and the Special Task Force also called Operation Safe Heaven in Plateau State. The  JTF and STF were deployed in  both states following a menace of  insurgent groups in the country. Whilst the JTF is also  battling with Boko Haram members  in Adamawa,  and Yobe states,  the STF has been grasping with Fulani herdsmen who,  previously 10 years had taken Plateau State by the jugular.  The soldiers are increasingly being tried under charges termed, “communication with the enemies, cowardly behaviour,  murder and manslaughter.”
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REVEALED: Real Reasons Why Obasanjo Is Not Happy With Jonathan

Facts have emerged on why Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo have assumed an anti-Goodluck Jonathan stance, even as the 2015 intrigues continue to gather steam.
A source privy to a recent meeting where Obasanjo openly expressed his displeasure to some close allies on how President Jonathan has been relating with him, said it all started when:
Obasanjo indicated his intention to resign as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of PDP. The situation was allegedly handled poorly by President Jonathan and this angered Obasanjo.
According to the source, the former president had expected the president to engage him in order to seek clarification on why he was leaving the office beyond the excuses he had advanced.
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Celestial Church Prophet Owolere Odunuga Jailed In Kirikiri Over Visa Fraud

Prophet Owolere Odunuga of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Ibeshe District, Ikorodu, who was arrested for alleged visa fraud, has been remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.  He allegedly confessed that he used part of the money to pay his tithe, used some to pay his house rent and invested the rest in his church.
 At the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court where he was arraigned, he also told the court that immigration officials at the airport collected N60,000 per passport to stamp a fake Visa for him.  Odunuga was arrested after he allegedly defrauded a housewife, Mrs Olayemi Oluwapelumi, of N752,000 under the false pretence of procuring United States of America Visa for her.  Odunuga said he worked as travel agent before he received a call from God to start his own church.
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