Friday, February 8, 2013

Mistaken-identity murderers jailed for 40 years

Two drug-addicted hit men who went to thewrong address and stabbed a teenager to death have been sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in jail. Judge John Royce said Ben Hope and Jason Richards had shown no remorse for the mistaken murder of 17-year-old Aamir Siddiqi. Prosecutors said 39-year-old Hope and 38-year-old Richards were paid 1,000 pounds ($1,600) each to kill a man who owed money to a businessman. But the pair killed Siddiqi on his doorstep instead. Last week a jury at Swansea Crown Court found the pair guilty of Siddiqi's 2010 murder and the attempted murder of his parents. The judge said Friday that the men had killed a "bright, gentle and courteous boy" who had a future "brimming with promise."


Ngozi Awa (Mum) on her murdered son.
Even in my pains
Even in my shock
Even in my sorrow
I still say: Thank you, Lord!

God! How I cried and tore myself up
How I searched and searched
How I paryed and prayed
How I hoped and hoped
chest heaving, tears dripping...

MASSOB claims the bodies found floating the Ezu river were those of their detained members killed by police

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) released a press statement yesterday claiming that some of bodies found floating in the Ezu River at Amansea community, Awka North LGA of Anambra State on Saturday 19th of January (read the story HERE), were those of their members who were in police custody.

According to MASSOB Director of Information, Comrade Uchenna Madu, their members killed and dumped in the river were; Basil Ogbu, Michael Ogwa, Sunday Omogo, Philip Nwankpa, Eze Ndubisi, Ebuka Eze, Obinna Ofor, Joseph Udoh, and Uchechukwu Ejiofor.

Read part of the statement after the Break...

Movida nightclub boss Akeem Sodeinde's health worsens

The popular Lagos club owner and businessman has been battling acute diabetes for a while now. He went to India sometime last year for treatment and was getting better but according to people close to him, he was hit by another crisis that has kept him out of the public for months now. Akeem no longer runs his popular club, Movida. His younger brother manages it for now.

He's retired to his Oniru Estate home and hardly ever comes out these days. People who have seen him recently said he's lost a lot of wight and he receives treatment weekly from a hospital in Victoria Island. Akeem talked about his illness sometime last year:

Unknown gunmen shoot dead 73yr old white cap chief in his home

Unidentified gunmen yesterday Thursday February 7th shot dead a prominent Lagos white cap chief, 73 year old Onimole of Lagos, Chief Kayode Adeshina, at his Onimole Palace, Iga Iduganran Street, Isale Eko on the Island. Two gunmen were said to have scaled his fence at 3 am, robbed the home, and shot the chief dead after he told the gunmen he didn't have any money at home, according to people in the home. After the killing, the gunmen locked the chief up in his room and fled. The Onimole was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The chief's corpse has been deposited in the mortuary while the police are investigating the murder

Miss Nigeria: 5 States, 36 Contestants, 1 Queen, the search begins!

For the 38th prestigious Miss Nigeria beauty pageant, ATN and DAAR communications (AIT) with Beth Management Ltd is touring around Nigeria looking for girls between the ages of 18-25 years old, to become the queen ambassador, a role model to young Nigerian women, a spokesperson for charity while showcasing the positive attribute of a Nigerian woman.

El-Rufai’s book is a collection of fiction' - Atiku Abubakar

 Former FCT minister Mallam El-Rufai wrote a memoir titled The Accidental Public Servant which was unveiled in Abuja today, and in the book he criticized a few of them former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. In the book, El-Rufai described Atiku as a corrupt power hungry politician and alleged that he (El-Rufai) had almost resigned as the former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) because of persistent pressure and interference by Atiku, who was then the Chairman of the National Council on Privatization

Video: 'You're coming here and pleading poverty while we're paying taxes': shocking rant of UK woman against Nigerian student Gina Thompson

A shocking video emerged on Monday February 4th of a woman going on a rant to patients in a hospital waiting room. The two-minute clip, filmed on Saturday night at Ipswich Hospital in Suffolk, saw the woman shout abuse at Nigerian student Gina Thompson, 23 (pictured above), and her 21-year-old Spanish friend.

The woman asked them ‘where do you come from’ before saying: ‘You're coming over here and you're pleading poverty. We are paying taxes you a***holes and we are going down in this crisis.

Farouk Lawan, Boniface Emenalo granted bail

Exactly a week after they were arrested and held in prison for collecting N93million bribe from Femi Otedola to remove his company, Zenon Oil, from the list of indicted companies, Farouk Lawan and Boniface Emenalo were this morning granted bail by an Abuja High Court.  The Judge granted the two men bail on the sum of N10 million and asked them to relinquish their international passports to the court. They are only allowed to travel out of the country with the court's permission. The case has been fixed for April 10 and 17 for hearing.

President Jonathan not going to SA, sends delegation to support the Super Eagles

Can I buy my own engagement ring?

I'm engaged but I'm not wearing a ring. My boyfriend proposed to me during the Christmas holidays but didn't give me a ring because he couldn't afford to buy me one he knows I will appreciate. He told me he will get me the ring before our wedding in August but it's becoming embarrassing because whenever I tell people I'm engaged they look at my fingers to see the ring and there's nothing there. Ever since I saw Tiwa's engagement ring I've been feeling really sad. I make far more money than my fiance and can afford to buy the ring of my dreams. Should I go ahead and buy my own engagement ring? My man will be mad and disappointed but I'd rather that than the way I feel at the moment.
What do you guys think?

VIDEO AFCON 2013: Nigeria Vs Mali(4-1) - A passionate Mali football fan cries

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Enugu state governor Sulivan Chime finally back in Nigeria

Heard he came into Nigeria last night and is in Abuja at the moment. They say he will be in Enugu on Friday. Governor Chime has been away for over for months battling an undisclosed ailment. And oh, you probably read it here first! *wink*

Sellers of Pornographic Materials Arrested By Lagos state taskforce

The Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit has begun clampdown on distributors and sellers of pornographic materials across Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.  Four distributors of pornographic materials were arrested at Cele Bus Stop on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway on Tuesday by the taskforce after the police raided the area. Those arrested will be arraigned before the Special Offences Court at the taskforce yard and prosecuted for selling obscene materials.  The sellers of the materials arrested are Yinka Dada, 25 years; Udoh Nne, 29 years; Sylvester Obodoe, 18 years and Poopola Bamidele, 18 years. (pictured above)

Controversy trails expulsion of 28 Redeemers University students

The expulsion of 28 students by Redeemer University for allegedly failing drug tests has sparked a big row.  The tests were conducted last November for 42 students, who were asked to go for “routine tests”.
After resumption this year, some of them were told that they “tested positive” and last Friday, some of those who “tested positive” got expulsion letters; others got theirs on Monday.
The institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Adetunji Adeleye, said the decision was taken in line with the school’s values and philosophy “to raise godly children”, but the students are alleging unfairness.

Adeleye said: “A student was caught with an illicit drug. He mentioned others involved and we took them to the school clinic for tests. Some of them tested positive.”

Chris Okotie ban journalist from attending his church over story

The journalist is Biodun Kupoluyi, the publisher of E24/7 Magazine. He is alleging that the senior pastor of Household of God, Chris Okotie, has barred him from attending his church after he wrote a story alleging that Rev Okotie is dating an undergraduate named Miss Naomi Hoffman. (See the story above) Biodun is an off/on member of Household of God.

Pension Thief Remanded In Kuje Prison For Seven More Days Pending Bail Application

Embattled Pension thief, Mr. John Yusuf, will remain in prison custody for the next seven days before an Abuja Federal High Court decides whether to grant him bail or not in a fresh four-count charge proferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Yusuf had been remanded in Kuje Prison, Abuja, since he was arraigned for the new charge on January 30.
The court, presided by Justice Adamu Bello, on Tuesday, fixed February 12, 2013, for the hearing of his application for bail.Information Nigeria recalls that Yusuf was re-arrested over the new charge after a Federal Capital Territory High Court handed-down a two year jail term or fine of N750,000 for conniving with others to defraud the Police Pension Office of N27.2bn – a judgment considered a slap on the wrist by majority of Nigerians.

Jonathan, wife celebrate victory mid-air

President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, on Wednesday celebrated Super Eagles’ semi-final victory over Mali aboard a presidential aircraft. Jonathan and members of his delegation were aboard presidential jet, NAF 1, on his way from Cairo, Egypt to London when the Eagles beat their Malian counterparts 4-1 to proceed to the final of the tournament.
In a message on Twitter, presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, said the NAF 1 relayed the details of the match when the President was airborne.He quoted Jonathan as asking the Super Eagles to work hard to ensure they bring the trophy to Nigeria.

No regret dropping Osaze, others – Keshi •Says 1994 squad better

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said that he does not need all the good players in Nigeria to build a strong team and as such does not regret leaving out any player for the African cup. Keshi dropped West Bromwich striker Osaze Odemwingie and Levante top scorer Obafemi Martins and kept faith in many players who had not appeared in any major international tournament at the senior level – some of them were picked from the Nigerian league.
The coach said most Nigerians did not understand why he dropped the players, noting that the present team has performed excellently without the players he rejected.

Teens Using 'Vodka Tampons' to Get Drunk

It's no secret teenagers sometimes experiment with alcohol, even drugs, but new ways they're finding to get drunk had jaws dropping in our newsroom.
"Quicker high, they think it's going to last longer, it's more intense," said Dr. Dan Quan from Maricopa Medical Center. "This is not isolated to any school, any city, any financial area," Officer Chris Thomas, a school resource officer, said. "This is everywhere."


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