Thursday, February 28, 2013

Nigeria has lost $400bn to graft –Ministry official





Deputy Director of Reforms at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Dr. John Magbadelo, on Thursday in Abuja introduced a new twist to the recruitment scandals rocking the nation’s federal civil service with a call on anti-graft agencies to probe the process of employment, promotions, postings and deployments in the public service.
Magbadelo said processes in the federal service “are riddled with corruption,” and that the country lost over $400bn to corruption over a period of 33 years  between 1966 and 1999.

“The cancerous rot which has continued to impair the growth of potential of this country seems to have defied every therapy. It was estimated that Nigeria had lost to corruption as much as $400 bn between 1966 and 1969. Yet corruption in Nigeria preceded 1966 and has continued ever since even beyond 2007 with greater ferocity and intensity,” he said.

House of Representatives Rejects Bill to Give Unemployed Graduates Allowance ( Pls Share Your Point Of View)





The House of Representatives on Wednesday threw out a bill seeking to provide monetary incentives to all unemployed graduates in Nigeria.
The bill, which was sponsored by Arua Arunsi (PDP, Abia), sought to amend the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Act 2004 to cater for unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions who could not secured employment.
Mr Arunsi had argued that the bill was to design and implement programmes to combat mass unemployment for graduates that are between the ages of 18 to 35 years and also between third to fifth year of post-graduation experience.

Most of the lawmakers present at the chamber stoutly opposed the second reading of the bill on the ground that it failed to meet critical criterion of filling gaps inherent in the existing laws it was seeking to amend.


Nigeria, Dubai, Iceland: All Better Bets Than US





Investors who have done well buying U.S. stocks this year could be doing even better with Nigeria.

The Nigerian market, in fact, has outperformed American equities by a large margin, up more than 20 percent this year versus the U.S. gain of a still-respectable 6 percent.

Ditto for Dubai, Iceland, Vietnam and Abu Dhabi. Taken together, the countries form an unlikely quintet that leads the global equity markets and poses opportunities for investors wary of all the stomach-churning turmoil closer to home.

Bombs explode in northeastern Nigeria city during meeting of political opposition parties





MAIDUGURI, Nigeria –  Witnesses say several bombs have exploded in a northeastern Nigeria city which is hosting a meeting of opposition political parties. The blasts happened Thursday afternoon in the city of Maiduguri, long under assault by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram. A security official said he believed some soldiers were killed in the blasts, but did not have any other information. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to journalists.  The All Progressives Congress, a recently announced amalgam of opposition parties in Nigeria, was holding a meeting Thursday in the city that had drawn powerful politicians. Meanwhile, police in the eastern state of Taraba said foreigners working for a construction company escaped a kidnapping attempt Wednesday night that killed two police officers.

Nigeria, Cameroun plan joint action against fake drugs, others




IN furtherance of regional efforts to check fake and substandard drugs, Nigeria and Cameroun have signed a cooperation agreement. Both countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Wednesday that involves Nigeria providing some technical capacity to Cameroun’s anti-counterfeiting war, including training of the neighbouring country’s team and sharing Nigeria’s experiences and technological capacity with them.
The pact, officials of both countries say, is to enhance cooperation between both countries and to reinforce the application of standard and the respect of specification for all products, which come to Nigeria from Cameroun and those that go to Cameroun from Nigeria.

R.I.P: Hip hop act Damino Damoche shot dead at LASU this afternoon



Rising hip hop act, Olaniyan Damilola, popular known as Damino Damoche, was shot dead this afternoon at Lagos State University Ojo gate by people suspected to be cultist.  Damoshe was shot twice in the head and hand after he finished writing a test at faculty of management science. He was a Banking and Finance student at LASU. He was popular for his song - obo to she


Samklef involved in auto crash




 The top music producer and singer was involved in a car crash in the early hours of today 28th February, around the Anthony area of Lagos. His car was badly damaged but thankfully neither he nor the other occupant of the car, his driver, was injured.

'Those betraying GEJ and PDP Gov Akpabio Got A Message For You ( Pls reply)




Those betraying GEJ and PDP are like Judas who betrayed Jesus'- Gov Akpabio
"PDP is the only party with national spread and Nigerians have come to accept it. But when there is an implosion, when you have more Judases than disciples. The Judases are more than disciples now. We have to cleanse the system of Judases to support Mr. President. Where there is treachery, where there are more Judases than you have disciples, we want to have good disciples, we know that even in Christendom when Jesus Christ have 12 disciples, there was one Judas, but if the Judas were up to nine, then, Jesus could have been in trouble, the gospel would have been in trouble today."- Godswill Akpabio Akwa Ibom State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

22-Year-Old Nigerian Caught With 1.3kg Hard Drugs





A 22-year-old Nigerian, Jude Ejikonye Ilechukwu who resides in Thailand was recently apprehended by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, with 1.295kg of substance discovered to be methamphetamine.
Ilechukwu was arrested at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
The drug which was concealed inside his luggage, was detected during the screening of passengers on Ethiopian Airline at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The MMIA Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Hamza Umar, said the drug was carefully hidden in the suspects’ luggage.

Enough Of This Oppression And Injustice Against Traders In Lagos State!



I have personally and officially followed closely, the case of Ladipo market, Mushin LGA Lagos. I assert that the closing down of Ladipo market by the Lagos State Government and the arrest, detention and dehumanizing of Igbo traders in that market is a clear case of oppression and injustice by powerful, primordial forces intent on dislodging the traders, dispossessing them of their assets and taking over a market they built with their own sweat and resources.

Jungle Jungle: 3 Female Students Beaten To Coma For Stealing Underwear In Delta






Angry market women yesterday beat three female undergraduates to coma at the popular Asaba Ogbegonogo market, in Delta State for allegedly stealing various pants at the boutique line.

Eyewitness said that the suspects were caught with the pants after they had pretended to be customers and paid for two different ones selected from the hangers.
It was gathered that the suspects’ who are undergraduates of the state owned university were said to be regular visitors to the market.

15-Year-Old Girl Killed By Facebook Lover



The family of Facebook murder victim Katie Wynter have spoken of their “living hell” – to warn about the dangers of social networking sites.
Katie, a talented young art student, was duped into dating twisted loner Tony Bushby after he created four fake Facebook profiles.
His phoney friends all got to know the shy, church-going 19-year-old online and the messages he sent pretending to be them persuaded her to trust and like him.

Agriculture Receives Boost As FG Approves N15 Billion For The Recapitalization Of Bank Of Agriculture



In its attempt at modernising agriculture and ensuring that farmers are real beneficiaries of its policies, the Federal Government has made moves towards bringing agricultural inputs closer to the farmers. This is through the implementation of Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES).
In the same vein, the FG has approved that N15 billion be provided to recapitalise the Bank of Agriculture.

Head Of Service Of The Federation Refuses To Join Issues With Maina Over Pension Looting Allegation



Head of Service (HoS) of the Federation, Alhaji Isa B. Sali has said he would not join issues with embattled chairman of Pension Reforms Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, as it had since been dissolved and all the members returned to their respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).Sali said: “The President has approved the dissolution of the Pension Reforms Task Team and all the members were issued with letters to return to their various agencies.

House Of Reps To Probe Killing Of 4 Nasarawa Varsity Students By Soldiers



Sequel to a motion brought to the floor of the House by  Hon Kingsley Chinda, PDP, Rivers state under matters of national importance, members of the House of Representatives Tuesday mandated the committees on Internal Security and Police Affairs to investigate the killing of four Nasarawa state University students by soldiers.
The students who were on a peaceful demonstration over lack of water and electricity on campus, were reportedly killed when soldiers shot into the crowd in a bid to quell the uprising.

South-South States Are Solidly Behind Jonathan – Uduaghan



Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, weekend, assured President Goodluck Jonathan that the South-South states are solidly behind him, saying: “We are giving him all the support we can and by the grace of God, he will succeed.”
The governor, stated this in Asaba the state capital when he hosted the Good Governance team, led by Minister of Information and Communication, Mr. Labaran Maku, to a dinner party.
Uduaghan said Delta State was behind Jonathan and will do its best to support the policies and programmes of the Jonathan administration.

NDLEA Apprehends Police Corporal With 5.1kg Of Indian Hemp



The Kogi State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the arrest of a police corporal with 5.1kg of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa, known as Indian Hemp. The command also said it had seized over 2,020kg of the suspected substance this year.
This was made known by the state commander of the NDLEA in Kogi, Alhaji Idris Bello, while he was speaking with newsmen in Lokoja. According to Bello, the suspected policeman was a serving corporal and was arrested in a Peugeot J5 bus with a sack and black polythene bag full of the suspected substance weighing 5.1 kg. The suspect (name withheld) was reported to be on a special assignment in Damaturu, Yobe State.

Unknown Gunmen Kill Kano State MOPOL Commander



The Officer-in-Charge of Kano Mobile Police Force, Dahiru Ibrahim Majia, was Monday night shot dead by unknown gunmen at his private residence located at Sabo Gandu quarters of Kano State
The Public Relations officer of Kano Command, ASP Magaji Musa Majia confirmed the incident thus:  “I have lost my brother to gunmen at his private residence in Sabo Gandu this evening and we are making arrangement for the burial that will likely come up tomorrow (today)” an emotional Majia said.
The victim was the elder brother to the Kano Police Command image maker



PDP Does Not Need Merger, They Already Merged With The Police, INEC, Judiciary, NNPC, Etc. – Buhari



Former Military Head of State and National Leader of the Congress for Progressive Change, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said Nigeria is in the grip of bad government. According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party wants to retain power by hook or crook.
Speaking in Abuja on Monday at an interactive session with the party’s elected representatives, Buhari said that the events of the last 13 years had shown that the PDP did not possess the capacity to lead the country. He said while other political parties were merging and planning alliance, the PDP was busy aligning with the Independent National Electoral Commission, security agencies and the judiciary in order to remain in power.

Goodluck Jonathan has given approval for sacking Justice Charles Archibong of the Federal High Court



President Goodluck Jonathan has given approval for the compulsory retirement of Justice Charles Archibong of the Federal High Court, Lagos, as recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
This approval was stated by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke yesterday in Abuja while addressing State House correspondents.
“This is to inform you that President Goodluck Jonathan is in receipt of a recommendation from the National Judicial Council recommending the compulsory retirement of Justice Charles Archibong and Mr. President has approved that it should take immediate effect” Adoke said.

UNIMAID Don Abducted In Error, Captors Reduce Demand To N5m





Abductors of Dr Abba Kagu, an associate professor of Geography at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), are demanding a ransom of N5 million for his release.
The don was picked on Saturday evening at the Federal Low cost housing estate in Maiduguri by kidnappers who mistook him for someone else.
A source close to the family said: “The abductors mistook him for a brother in law of a prominent politician in Borno State.
“Initially, they demanded for N100m but when they realized that they picked the wrong person, they demanded for N5 million…insisting he cannot go free,” the source, who pleaded anonymity said.
Meanwhile, Kagu’s family have intensified their prayers for his safe return and urged their acquaintances to also join them in praying for his return.

Nigeria Police Has Lost Over N600 Million To Court Cases



It has been revealed that the Nigeria Police Force has lost over N600 million as a result of various court judgments, but most especially those related to breach of fundamental human rights.
This revelation was made by the Nigerian Tribune which also added that the development is seriously affecting the finances of the force. The Police had raised the alarm on January 1, over litigations emanating from human rights violation by policemen.

PROTEST: Militants Set Cars On Fire As They Protest Non-Payment Of Salaries In Bayelsa



Militants under the federal government subsidy scheme have launched a protest in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State capital. Eyewitnesses say the angry militants are setting cars on fire as they protest the government’s refusal to pay their allowances.
The militants are reportedly owed over two months’ salary, and their peaceful way of expressing their grievances to the government seemed to be ineffective. The militants seen on Otiotio road, towards Yenezue gene in the state capital are setting up barricades as they continue their protest.

One Killed, Vehicles Vandalised As Youths Clash In Mushin



A 29-year-old man identified simply as Bode was killed after members of rival groups clashed in Mushin, Lagos State on Sunday and Monday.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Bode’s death was as a result of a reprisal on a youth, identified as Joseph Odebowale.
Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the clash at Adeyemi Street, Olosha, learnt that Odebowale, an 18-year-old boy, was beaten up by some youths on the street (Adeyemi) few weeks ago following an allegation of r*pe.
A resident, who craved anonymity, said, “A few weeks ago, Joseph (Odebowale) was accused of defiling a young lady and some youths in Adeyemi Street then came after him and beat him up.

Mass Exist: 1 000 PDP Members Defect To ACN



Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Enugu State, Maj.-Gen. Josef Okoloagu (retd.), on Monday said no fewer than 1,000 Peoples Democratic Party members had defected to the ACN in the state.
Okoloagu stated this at a press briefing in Enugu. He said the defection would further embolden the ACN to wrest power from the PDP in the 2015 general elections in the state.
According to him, the defection followed the merger of the opposition parties in the state.
The retired Army General said while the opposition parties planned the sacking of the PDP-led government at the federal level on the auspices of the All Progressives Congress, the ACN would root out the PDP at the state level.

Kidnapped man found in the garage of a Police Officer - NYPD





A New York City police detective was suspended without pay after a suspected forger was kidnapped and found tied in his garage in Queens, New York, sources said yesterday.  Ondre Johnson, a 17-year veteran assigned to the gang unit of North Brooklyn, was questioned and released, and four others, including his cousin roommate, were charged.

Johnson however, was forced to surrender his gun and badge pending the outcome of the investigation. His cousin, Hakeem Clark, an alleged forger of credit cards and could have done business with the victim 25 years of age, Brian Karikari, who was abducted in the street early Friday, police sources told the news media.

One of Clark’s gang members, Jason Hutson, approached Karikari. When Karikari tried to enter his vehicle, Hutson pointed a gun and said, "Do not try anything funny or I will shoot you," according to court documents.  Karikari was taken to the detective's house and Hutson demanded a ransom, sources said. 

SHOCKING: Mourning parents find dead baby alive in the mortuary



A couple didn’t know how to respond after finding their dead baby alive in a hospitalmorgue.  Five doctors at Perrando Hospital, in northern Argentina have been suspended for the declaration of a stillbirth and having the baby nailed inside a coffin and placing it in a cold room in the hospital morgue for 12 hours, the Argentina news media reported.

The boy, who was named Luz Milagros, or "Light Miracle", was found in a coffin in the hospital in Chaco, a half a day after his birth.  "We were told the baby had hypothermia and that this may have weakened her heart, which was already low before birth," said the baby's father, Fabian Veron, who is 31 years old.

Son admits cutting mother into pieces, spreading her parts around




A schizophrenic South Bronx man confessed Tuesday to dismembering his mom and scattering her body parts in garbage bags across the South Bronx, police sources said.  Deranged suspect Bashid McLean, 23, implicated himself in the gruesome death after investigators recovered a saw inside the apartment where he lived with victim Tanya Byrd and his 7-year-old brother, Nasyr.

Top Female Judge accused of having s*x with Prisoner half her age inside Prison



A top female judge had s*x with a prison inmate half her age in an interview room, authorities have said. Lisa Traylor-Wolff, 52, is accused of having a "physically intimate relationship with a 26-year-old client" at the Miami Correctional Facility in Peru, Ind.  The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications claims Traylor-Wolff, who is also a defense lawyer, began the affair before her lover was jailed.
The Indianapolis Star says the relationship then continued and that she represented him as he appealed his  conviction. The commission has filed three disciplinary charges against Traylor-Wolff.  She has 20 days to respond to them, before the case goes to the Indiana Supreme Court. Traylor-Wolff is formally accused of violating four rules of professional conduct, including having s*x with a client and undermining the integrity of the position of judge.

Top Female Judge accused of having sex with Prisoner half her age inside Prison



A top female judge had sex with a prison inmate half her age in an interview room, authorities have said. Lisa Traylor-Wolff, 52, is accused of having a "physically intimate relationship with a 26-year-old client" at the Miami Correctional Facility in Peru, Ind.  The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications claims Traylor-Wolff, who is also a defense lawyer, began the affair before her lover was jailed.
The Indianapolis Star says the relationship then continued and that she represented him as he appealed his  conviction. The commission has filed three disciplinary charges against Traylor-Wolff.  She has 20 days to respond to them, before the case goes to the Indiana Supreme Court. Traylor-Wolff is formally accused of violating four rules of professional conduct, including having sex with a client and undermining the integrity of the position of judge.

Touching: Woman killed after saving husband from being hit by drunk driver



She gave her life so that her husband might live. Out for their regular Sunday morning stroll in Wissinoming, Pa., Teresa and Albert Marquard were suddenly staring down death.  A suspected drunk driver had lost control of his minivan and had suddenly swerved over the curb, and came speeding right at that couple.  Teresa, 58, had just enough time to push her husband of 42 years out of the way of the oncoming vehicle, but was struck and killed.
 “She pushed my dad out of the way,” Denise Hirschman, one of the Marquards’ daughters told Action News. “She saved my dad. That was what she cared about. She cared about us more than anything.” Albert Marquard was unharmed in the incident, while the driver of the minivan, identified as 33-year-old Eric Luciano, remains in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police say Luciano was drunk at the time of the accident.
 Jimmy Berry, one of the Marquards’ neighbors, said he was not surprised to learn of Teresa’s selfless actions.

Woman Delivered Of 2 years and 1 Month Pregnancy



If you describe Mrs Oluwakemi Adeoye as the Biblical Deborah, you won’t be mistaken. She told us how she got a revelation and the names of her baby three days after marriage but did not see the manifestation until 14 years after.

Oluwakemi was born into a Baptist family and is very conversant with the word of God. Maybe her greatest assets are that she truly believes in God.  Fortunately also, her husband, Gbenga, belongs to the same Baptist denomination. She and her spouse are from Abeokuta, Ogun State. Their positions in their various families, however, before coming together in holy matrimony on Saturday, April 3rd 1999, seemed to add to the pressure of the need to have children soon after marriage.

Homos*xual Men In The Catholic Church



An openly gay former Dominican friar insisted today that homos*xuality is the ‘ticking time bomb in the Catholic Church’ and that homos*xual men are ‘massively over-represented’ within the Church.
Mark Dowd, who is now a journalist, said research for his 2001 Channel 4 documentary Queer and Catholic suggested that at least half of people attracted into seminaries in the priesthood are gay.
His comments came as the former leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, said the scandal-hit Catholic Church must undergo renewal and reform.
Mr Dowd told CNN: ‘When you have this culture of secrecy and guilt and repression, you have conditions which foster the potential for blackmail and for manipulation.

SHOCKER: Teenagers Had Threesome s*x With Corpses Of Men They Murdered





An 18-year-old woman with a necrophilia fetish had three-way s*x on the corpses of two men who she and her s*xual partners strangled, it was claimed today
Joshua Miner, 24, piled the bodies of Eric Glover and Terrence Rankins, both 22, together and placed a beige sheet across them so he and his longtime girlfriend, Alisa Massaro, could lie together on top of them at Massaro's home in Joliet, Illinois, according to police reports.
Miner told police he remembered 'years back' that Massaro had told him she 'wanted to have s*x with a dead guy,' so he hoped to fulfill part of her fantasy, according to documents.

Akeem Sodeinde Has Shut Down Night club as he battles diabetes



Akeem before                                                  Now


The Movida nightclub front man has shut down his highly patronized night club as he battles with diabetes and kidney related diseases. The club was being run by his brother while Akeem tried to get better, but for reasons not made public, the club was shut down last week Friday...prompting the death rumour.
"I am alive, hale and hearty,' the once bulky businessman said 'Though I have been sick for sometime now and that's known to people. Death is not my portion'.

Akeem has lost a lot of weight since falling sick and now supports himself with a walking stick to move around. Close friends believe he will get better soon as he is currently undergoing comprehensive medical treatment 

"My Uncle Rap*d Me For 10 Years" - Woman Finally Speaks Out



A young girl was dragged to the feet of her rapist and forced to apologise to him after her father refused to believe she was being s*xually abused.
Tina Rogers was just 11 years old when her uncle began raping her on a weekly basis at her grandparents' home, while her family laughed and joked downstairs oblivious to what was happening.
Finally, more than two decades after the abuse started, 63-year-old Colin Dunn was jailed for 16 years for s*xually assaulting children over a 50-year period.
He was found guilty of seven offences of rapè and two charges of indecent assault at Burnley Crown Court on February 12.
s*x pervert Dunn told an innocent Tina he was the only one in her family that loved her before grooming her and forcing her to have s*x with him against her will.
Tina, now 37, was then forced to live with the horror of her abuse after bravely trying to confide in her father, before being dragged to apologise to her rapist when her family refused to believe the allegations.
 Tina, from Preston, Lancashire, said: 'I went to tell my dad that Colin was touching me. I wanted to tell him he was having s*x with me, but I was scared how he would react. I said he was touching my bottom.
'Dad went mad. He dragged me up to his house and made me apologise to Colin's face. My uncle sneered down and me and said he wouldn't do anything like that to me.
'None of my family would believe me. I could describe his bedroom, but it didn't matter. No-one would listen.'
Tina grew up in what she believed to be a tight-knit family, so as a child there appeared nothing wrong with her spending time with her loving uncle.
But his actions soon turned sinister, as he encouraged Tina to spend more time with him.
She said: 'The first time I remember anything happening was when I was putting food into the fish tank. He sat on a chair behind me and put his legs around me, and then he started touching me.
'I was naive, I didn't know what s*x was. It didn't occur to me what he was doing to me was wrong and I believed that he loved me.
'Colin said we would both get into trouble but especially me, so I didn't say a word. I had s*x with him too many times.'
But as Tina got older, she began to realise that her relationship with Dunn was not what it should be.
She said: 'I was watching TV one night and there was a prostitute on the screen. My mum said she was dirty. I then realised what was happening to me was wrong as well.'
As a teenager, Tina, who has an older brother and sister, was put into care and even called a 'reject' by her mother.
She said: 'They got rid of me. I was told to shut up or it would be ten times worse.'
When she was 21, Tina finally found the courage to report her rapist.
She said: 'I was terrified he was doing what he had done to me to other girls.'
Dunn was arrested and the charges were put to him. But while he was in police custody, he collapsed and was taken to hospital.
Police said there wasn't enough evidence against him and Tina was forced to watch her attacker walk free.
More than a decade after Tina was forced to believe Dunn would never be convicted of his crimes, he was handed a 32-month sentence after confessing to attacking five and six-year-old girls he had befriended close to his home.
He lured the youngsters with toys, Easter eggs and promises to look after their animals.
Following the conviction in October 2011, Tina's statement was reviewed and Dunn was finally charged with two counts of rapè on her as a child.
Tina said: 'Two girls came forward and told police what he had done to them.
'Those little children that have spoken out deserve a medal for being so brave, and so do their parents for supporting them and believing them.
'I can't apologise enough to the other parents because it shouldn't have happened.'
Passing sentence, Judge Beverley Lunt told Dunn: 'It cannot be said that at any stage of your life you led a blameless existence.
'For decades you have been a perverted s*xual abuser who has preyed on young girls.'
Dunn admitted the charges due to the amount of evidence served against him.
'He had nothing left,' Tina added. 'When I saw him in court, I stared right at him. He looked empty. It was the closest I had been to him in a long time.
'I felt relieved to see him sentenced. I can't believe it's finally over. I've waited so long for justice.
'But while I know he is being punished, it will always hurt that I was disbelieved by my family about it for so long.'
Detective Constable Matt Capper, of the Pennine policing division's public protection unit said: 'Dunn is a predatory and dangerous man whose offending spanned decades.
'His offending has not only had significant health implications for his victim but they will now have to live with this for the rest of their lives.
'They showed immense bravery and courage in coming forward. I hope this sentence will offer a degree of closure and allow them to move forward with their lives.'


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MTN Nigeria Foundation Funds More than 50-patients To India in 2 Years




The MTN foundation, which gets its funding from one per cent of MTN’s profit after tax, has sponsored and supported over 50 patients from Nigeria with heart related diseases and other ailments to India for treatment in the last two years.
Portfolio Manager, Health, MTN Foundation, Mr. Abasi Ebong Udobong, dropped the hint in Lagos at a party organised by MTN for the recent batch of successful patients that just returned from India on a medical trip, courtesy of MTN Foundation. The Foundation bears the total cost of medical bills, including cost of visa, return tickets, feeding, accommodation and logistics of the patients throughout the duration of their treatment in India.
According to him, the foundation had several cases of heart related diseases, with some of them having holes in their hearts. Over 20 of the successful patients were celebrated by MTN at the party, with several of them giving their testimonies and thanking God and MTN for intervening in their health cases.

It pays to be corrupt in Nigeria



There is no denying that a corrupt judge is worse than an armed robber. Last week’s soft-landing for two judges accused of corruption by the National Judicial Council shows that we are not serious about the fight against corruption. Even though the NJC had been commended for its action, the action of the NJC deserves no commendation. By recommending two judges — Justice C. E. Archibong of the Federal High Court, Lagos and Justice T.D. Naron of High Court of Justice, Plateau State — whom it found guilty of compromising their sacrosanct offices, for “compulsory retirement”, what the NJC had done was to tell the judges to go home and enjoy the proceeds from their corruption. A corrupt official should be summarily dismissed or recommended for dismissal, not sent on “compulsory retirement.” Retirement presupposes that the judges are entitled to all their benefits after a meritorious service, but dismissal means that their tenure had a question mark.

Six kidnapped foreign sailors freed in Nigeria





(Reuters) - Six foreign sailors were freed unharmed overnight by pirates who seized them off the coast of Nigeria's oil-producing region nine days ago, police said on Tuesday.
A rise in piracy off Nigeria's oil-rich coast this month has shown gangs are willing to venture further afield and use more violent tactics, increasing the risk of doing business in Africa's largest energy producer.
One Russian, three Ukrainian and two Indian sailors were taken when gunmen stormed the Armada Tuah 40 miles off the coast of Bayelsa state on February 17.

CCTV punch attacks: Nigerian Michael Ayoade jailed for 4 years



The 35 year old Nigerian man, Michael Ayoade, who was caught on CCTV punching a teenage girl and a female student, and leaving them unconscious on the ground, has been jailed for four years.

Michael attacked female student, Daniella Montieth, in 2011, without any provocation. She was taken to the hospital with a broken tooth after he hit her in the side of the head at Plaistow tube station. Then on November 13th 2012 he jogged up behind a 16-year-old girl in the High Street and punched her in the head. The teenager fell to the ground, breaking three of her teeth. (pictured above)  Ayoade was arrested shortly after the attack on the teenager

9th National Festival of Schools Science & Quiz Competition held in Lagos



The Honourable Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson has commended Intel Corporation, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Interswitch for thier support towards redirecting the objectives of educational development from knowledge based to empowerment. 

EFCC Arraigns Seven Oil Thieves In Benin



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday February 26, 2013, arraigned seven suspected oil thieves before Justice A. M. Liman of the Federal High Court 1, Benin City, on separate charges bordering on conspiracy and illegal dealing in Petroleum Products.

The accused persons: Paul Ojo, Oduwere Edobor, Lucky Okorie, Andrew Anthony, Kadiri Aloysious, James Aker and Lucky Egbede who were arrested at locations and dates, had in their possessions a truck, bus and kegs loaded with litres of substance suspected to be Automotive Gas Oil (AGO). They all pleaded not guilty to the charges respectively.

HEARTLESS: Woman Stabbed to Death By Her Mother-In-Law



A wicked mother-in-law, Mrs Kareen Opara, has gone underground after allegedly stabbing her son’s wife, Esther Oluchi, to death in Anguwa Baba area of Nasarawa State. But the police have launched a hot chase to fish her out.

The women, who lives in the same neighbourhood with his son, Chinedu and the deceased wife, hailed from Imo State. She was alleged to have been at loggerheads for sometime over a picture taken by the deceased at the wedding of her (Kareen’s) daughter, last December.

Trouble was said to have broken out between the late Oluchi and her mother-in-law when it was reported to her that Kareen (her mother-in-law) was caught at a herbalist’s home with one of her photographs.

Stop Sleeping With My Wife –– Husband Fights Lagos Speaker



Is it for money or what? Why should a married woman be sleeping with a married man...
Lagos State Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji had more than he bargained for recently as he was embarrassed by the husband of a staffer at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Ogundele. 
Sources said the husband of the woman, said to be a member of the protocol team, accused the Lagos speaker of having an ‘extra marital affair’ with his wife, Mrs. Ogundele.
He was said to have stormed the speaker’s office and seriously warned the number three citizen of Lagos State to stay off his wife or be ready for his action. Insiders revealed security detail and other stake holders around quickly moved in to contain the situation.

8 Lesbian Girls Expelled From Secondary School



Barely a week after the the local newspaper covered a story about the rising number of lesbians in Girls High Schools all over the country, the administration has now sent home eight girls over the matter.
The school’s principal, Pacifica Nyambong’i said that a group of eight students in Form Two, who were also jointly being investigated for arson claims, had been sent home and others readmitted after undergoing counseling and promising to change. The principal admitted that some Form Two students confessed to being lesbians who had lovers in the school while other girls denied the allegations.

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