Sunday, March 30, 2014

Soldiers Invade Al-Mustapha's Home in Kano

Armed men, believed to be Nigerian soldiers on Friday evening raided one of the residences of Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd), former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, located at Durbin Katsina, Kano metropolis, leaving in its wake sordid tales of molestation.
The heavily armed men, who reportedly came in trucks and tanks, cordoned streets leading to the house and seized the occupants who were mostly women and children in an operation that lasted 60 minutes.

Abuja Boko Haram Jailbreak: SSS Confirms 21 Casualties

Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) says there were 21 casualties in today’s attempted jail break in Abuja.  In an update late on Sunday, DSS Deputy Director in charge of Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar, said that two service personnel also received serious injuries. Three other detainees who received gunshot injuries have also died, she said. 
Investigation into the incident is continuing.
Inmates at the SSS detention facility in Abuja overpowered guards on Sunday and briefly took over the SSS headquarters. Several detainees were freed until the army was called in to quell the insurrection.

Leah Foundation protests cancer in Kwara

The Leah Charity Foundation, an Ilorin, Kwara State based non-governmental organisation has intensified its effort at reducing the incidence of breast and cervical cancers in women through a sensitisation of the women all over the state.

 According to the Founding Trustee of the NGO, Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed, who addressed a press conference on the occasion of the World Cancer Day in February, the NGO has “unfolded a massive awareness campaign in every possible media outlets on cancer. There are jingles on radio & TV. We have also secured the collaboration of musical artistes in the state, who have recorded songs which will gain regular air play as a way to alerting our people to the menace of cancer.” 

How Sheriff Almost Beat Up Tinubu At APC NEC meetiing

The recent meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, almost turned violent following the threat by a former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff to beat up a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.
Mr. Sheriff exploded midway into the meeting, raining abuses on Mr. Tinubu and threatening to slap the former Lagos State governor.

NDLEA arrest man with heroin hidden in anus at airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arrested a 34 years old man  with 120 grammes of heroin hidden in his anus at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Lagos. The suspect, Mr. Ulelu Ugwumba Michael was apprehended during the screening of passengers on Qatar airline flight on his way from Pakistan.

Speaking on the arrest, NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar said that the suspect was arrested with the drug through the aid of a scanning machine used by officers of the anti-narcotics agency. Mr. Umar further noted that   the suspect inserted two wraps of brownish powdery substance found to be heroin into his anus on his way from Pakistan.

Nationwide: Fuel scarcity persists

After some days of respite, fuel scarcity  worsened in different parts of the country on Saturday.
Reports by our correspondents from different states indicated that many petrol stations were still not selling fuel, while others had long queues of vehicles.

Ibadan House of Horror Update: 72-year-old victim disappears again (Photo)

In 2008, on a day that started out like any other, Cecila Obaikhena, who is now 72, left home for a routine trip to the market in Iruekpen, Edo State, where she resided. That was the last time her family saw her.
Efforts they made to get the police in the state to find her failed, so also were media announcements they made.
Two days after the news broke that some kidnapped persons had been rescued in a forest in Ibadan, Victor Obaikhena with his daughter, Vivian, hurried to the scene from their Lagos home with high hopes of finding their matriarch among the rescued people.

Attempted jailbreak in Abuja this morning: DSS releases statement

The Spokesperson for the Department of State Security Service, Marilyn Ogar, has issued a record on the attempted jailbreak at the headquarters of the Nigeria's secret police. Check it out  below..

"They beat some to death", Says Nafiu, victim

What is your name?
Nafiu Shittu
Where do you come from?
I am from Isale-Osun, Osogbo. I live in the Foko area of Ibadan city.
Are you married?

Jonathan’s government shameless – Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Saturday described President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration as shameless.
He added that rather than account for the alleged missing $20bn oil revenue, it kept giving untenable excuses.
Tinubu said, 
“They are so shameless that the number of years they have ruled does not matter to them. Don’t change the subject matter. Account for the missing money or go. All the explanations they gave about the missing money are just explanations. They steal from pensioners. We must kick them out.”

Jonathan says international gov. in arms flow to Boko Haram

The United Nations calls for continental collaboration against terrorism.
President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken of the likelihood of an international conspiracy aimed at fuelling insurgency in Africa to curb the continent’s growth, raising the possibility of extremist Boko Haram and other networks drawing their increasingly sophisticated weapons from “external forces”.
Mr. Jonathan spoke on Saturday in Abuja in an address to delegates to the joint annual meeting of the ministers of finance, planning, and economic development of the Economic Community of Africa, and those of the African Union.

25-Year Old Boy reveals How Yahoo Plus Plus Works & How Relatives Who Use Their Laptops Die

A 25-year old boy simply known as Chidi but currently cooling his head off in a police cell as said yahoo boys have since left Yahoo Yahoo (a term used to defraud unsuspecting and naive people, especially foreigners, through the internet) for Yahoo plus as it no longer pays.

He explained how he and his friends left Nigeria for a neighbouring country to meet an herbalist who gave them concoctions to use for their clients. They are meant to use it while typing or put in their mouth while speaking with ‘potential magas’ on the phone. He however warned them not to allow any other person use their working instrument, their laptop. But one way or the other, one of his friend’s brothers used his laptop and he died, the other one’s girlfriend also did and died too. Read his story after the break

Graphic Video: PHCN Say Don't Touch

Anyim’s 22-minute sleep

The amount of responsibility bestowed on the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Pius Anyim, in organising the conference is indeed enormous.  It was his office that compiled the list of delegates, got the venue, prepared the bags and its contents, supervised accreditation and arranged other logistics for the smooth take-off of the conference.
It was probably the enormity of his responsibility that made Anyim doze off on the day President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated the conference committee.
Anyim, who welcomed delegates to the conference, slept throughout the 22 minutes that President Jonathan spoke. But intermittently, Anyim shook his head as delegates clapped in response to points raised by the President in his speech.

Massive gunfire reported around Aso Villa and SSS HQ this morning

  There are reports of heavy gunfire exchanges across the presidential Villa and the headquarters of the Department of State Services in the Asokoro District of Abuja early this morning. 

The SSS said the gunshots were set off by attempted jailbreak of detainees at the SSS headquarters by suspected members of Boko Haram. Continue to see tweets and pics from witnesses this morning.

Maximum security in Aso Rock as gunmen storm SSS office

Security was quickly beefed up around the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday morning as heavy shootings were recorded at the neighbouring headquarters of the State Security Service known as Yellow House.

The SSS headquarters is located behind the Villa.

The access gate to the seat of power through the Fire Service office in Asokoro was quickly shut while more heavily armed soldiers were seen at the gate leading to the Villa through the Federal Secretariat.

Nollywood Is not a dumping ground for prostitutes – Fast-rising Nollywood star Amanda Ebeye

Fast-rising Nollywood actress Amanda Ebeye, in a recent interview pens up about her life, career and other interesting topics.  She said she had always wanted to act as a child and she began acting in 2008 and so far it's been challenging.

On why she quit Clinic matters she replied:

"Let’s say it was on financial grounds. The money wasn’t great at that time. But I don’t know of now."

Pat Utomi planning to convene another CONFAB



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