Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dolce and Gabba bagged 20-months each for Tax Evasion

Creative Directors of D&G, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been found guilty of tax evasion to the tune of $1.3bn. The verdict was announced this afternoon after hours of consideration by a three-judge panel who chose to uphold last June's guilty verdict that saw the designers both sentenced to 20-months in prison for allegedly committing tax evasion, Vogue UK reports.
The alleged crime is said to have been a consequence of the sale of these Dolce & Gabbana and D&G brands to the Luxembourg-based holding company Gado Srl in 2004......

“No Longer at Ease!!!” The Way Forward as Proposed by Nigerian Youths! ( Must Read)

“No Longer at Ease!!!” The Way Forward as Proposed by Nigerian Youths!

When “leaders” fail in their duty to provide wisdom on how to slay the “Dreaded Dragon”,
the onus lies upon the “youths” of the land to rise up to the occasion in unity; to seek counsel,
deliberate and take strategic actions towards protecting their existence because in their hands lie

the future.
Continue reading.

PhotoNews: Women protest in Abuja over missing school girls

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Nigerian police force: are they really bad people ?

The Nigerian Police remains one of the very widely hated, despited and scorned institutions in Nigeria. Its officers'tales of corruption, extrajudicial killings, harassment of innocent citizens, general ineptitude and crass unprofessionalism has turned what's said to be Africa's premier police right into a laughing stock.

Amazing places to visit in Nigeria

Ikogosi warm spring, tucked away in the rustic and serene town of Ikogosi-Ekiti, is one of the tourist attractions that this country could be proud of because of the history and myth behind the attraction. What is mysterious about the Ikogosi Warm Spring is the fact that, flowing side by side the warm spring, is another spring, a cold one.  The warm and cold springs of Ikogosi originate from a close proximity, come to a meeting point, and flow onward together with each spring retaining its thermal identity. The warm spring has a temperature of up to 70oC at the source and 37oC after meeting the cold spring. The meeting point of the warm and cold springs is a unique attraction to tourists.

Citizens Tax Compliance : Sign of Serious Government - Shodipo

Lagos State Government has said the compliance by the tax payers in prompt payment of tax is due to the confidence they repose in the Government as well as their witness to delivery of democratic dividends by the State Government.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Taxation, Mr. Bola Shodipo disclosed this at the Press briefing to commemorate the 3rd year and 2nd term of Mr. Babatunde Fashola administration in the State.
He said the number of Tax payers in the State now stands at 4, 216 751 as against about 2.8 million in the last two years while 65, 572 of this taxpayers are yet to collect their electronic tax clearance certificate (E-TCC) cards.

Pres.GEJ cancels Federal Executive Meeting to mourn VP Sambo’s brother's Death

 President Jonathan has directed that today's Federal Executive Meeting be shelved to enable members of the council attend the 3-day prayer for VP Sambo's deceased brother, late pilot Yusuf Sabo Sambo, who died in a fatal accident on Sunday April 27th over the Bill Clinton Drive, Airport road, Abuja.

Abuja Protesters get Teargassed & Water Canoned (Pics)

There are reports that the ongoing protest by striking lecturers of Nigeria’s polytechnics and colleges of education at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, has been disrupted by the police.   The peaceful protest, which was organized to show displeasure at the Federal Government’s handling of the strike which is about 11 months old now was disrupted on Tuesday morning when police officers fired tear-gas at the protesters, made up of lecturers and students. 

14yr old girl kills another 14yr old girl after Facebook struggle over a boy

14 year old Endia Martin (pictured above) was killed on Monday April 28th by another 14 year old girl after they argued on Facebook about a boy. Is this what 14 year olds should really be doing? Fighting over boys and killing each other? 

According to Chicago Times, the handgun used to kill Endia Martin have been brought to the scene by somebody who knew the suspect and knew'there was going to be a battle'Chicago police said
"What would have been, under any other circumstance, probably a fistfight between 14-year-old girls, because they were fighting over a boy, turned into a murder. You introduce a firearm and you have a murder." The police said

Trade Union Congress (TUC): Kill public official who steals above ₦1m

The Trade Union Congress has recommended death  penalty for public officials who embezzle beyond N1m in order to reduce corruption in the country.
The President of the TUC, Bobboi Kaigama, said this during the fourth lecture series of the Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday.
While speaking on the theme, ‘Corruption and challenges in nation-building’, Kaigama noted that Nigeria needed to go tougher in its war against corruption.
He said that leaders had no reason not to declare their assets.

I didn’t stop Diezani’s probe –Judge

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja  on Tuesday denied claims by the House of Representatives that he issued an order stopping investigations into the  allegations that Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, spent N10bn to charter a private jet  for her trips in the last two years.

 The  judge therefore summoned the House   to appear before the court on May 5 to “clear the air” on the  issue.

Police arrest vice-principal for raping pupil

The police in Ekiti State have arrested a 57-year-old Vice-Principal of St. Mary Girls College, Ikole Ekiti, Mr. Ayo Ajayi, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old pupil of the school inside his office.
Our correspondent gathered that the pupil had gone to the office of the vice-principal on March 18 and she did not come out as quickly as expected. This was said to have fueled the suspicion of some teachers.

One of the teachers, who reported the case to the police, was said to have moved closer to the door to open it but discovered that the door had been locked from inside.
She was said to have knocked on the door and the pupil and the suspect allegedly hurriedly stopped what they were busy doing inside.

PDP Chieftain Kema Chikwe Expresses Doubt Chibok School Girls Were Kidnapped

PDP Chieftain Expresses Doubt Chibok School Girls Were Kidnapped,
Asks “Who Saw It Happen?”

Kema Chikwe


April 30, 2014

Mrs. Kema Chikwe, the National Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today publicly questioned the story of the abduction of teenage school girls in Chibok, Borno State.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Govs’ removal: Falana tells Jonathan to ignore Clark

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to ignore a call by a First Republic minister and prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, to remove the governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, on the account of subsisting emergency rule in the states.  Falana said in a statement on Tuesday that the call was diversionary and the act of removing elected governors or suspending democratic institutions during emergency rule in a state was illegal.

6 suspects in EFCC's net for ₦5.5m bank fraud ( See press release)

A press statement from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Find it below...
Five persons have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over allegation of fraudulent transfer of a total of N5, 550,000.00 (Five Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) from an account in Skye Bank.

The suspects, Ademola Okunlola, 36; Tajudeen Oluwanisola, 41; Kolawole Adams, 52; Temitope Pedro, 27; Bayo Olowoyo, 39 and Otunba Biodun Adebanjo, 56, were picked up in different locations in Lagos by operatives of the anti- graft agency for allegedly effecting the fraudulent transfer of N5, 550,000.00 from the account of one Ajani Kareem Musibau domiciled in Skye Bank Plc. .........

Nyanya, Abuja blast: Experts identify bodies of two bombers

Forensic  experts  have successfully established the identities of two men that  participated in  the bombing  of  Nyanya, a satellite community bordering the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa State  on  April 14, 2014.
Security sources told one of our correspondents in Abuja  on Monday  that the experts   identified  their  bodies  using certain scientific variables, including body tissues.
It was learnt that they also   identified the third suicide bomber, who managed to escape from the scene before the explosion.

CONFAB: Alamieyeseigha lampoons OBJ, says he shielded oil bunkerers -

By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke
ABUJA- FORMER governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Solomon Alamieyeseigha Monday lampooned former President Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing him of having the list  of oil thieves in Nigeria, but he shielded them during his administration.
Alamieseigha also declared that 50 percent of Nigerian oil was stolen daily and  accused foreign embassies of having full knowledge of illegal purchase of crude oil from Nigeria.

Video Post: Footage at the Scene of New Nyanya Bomb Blast

350 properties absorbed, 1,000 displaced by flood in Calabar

An unprecedented flood has wreaked havoc in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State, destroying over 350 houses and displacing about 1,000 persons.

The ravaging flood, which occurred following a six-hour downpour yesterday morning, adversely affected mobility in most parts of the city.

Areas worst hit by the flood include Target-Goldie and Mayne Avenue, Marian road, Diamond Hill axis, Ete-Agbor street MCC, Wapi junction Marian and Ediba within Calabar South and Municipal council.

Also affected were Yellow Duke, some departments in the University of Calabar and the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) staff quarters in Calabar South Local Government which were submerged.

GEJ Dumps Gulak as political adviser

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday terminated the appointment of his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, announced this on his Twitter page.  Abati said the President thanked Gulak for his services to the current administration and wished him success in his future endeavours.  He however didn't give reason for the sack.

EFCC Shuts Down Actress Laide Bakare’s Boutique In Lagos

She left her husband and married a rich man, now the problems have started. I just hope she can manage:

Certainly, these are not the best of times for popular actress, Laide Bakare, as she seems to have been caught in the web of the face-off involving her husband, Alhaji Atanda Orilowo, a.k.a ATM, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a multi-billion Naira estate project in Lagos.

Her husband had threatened to go to court to put a stop to the intimidation by EFCC and settle all the issues once and for all, but it seems the man was just bragging. He has not been seen and the anti-corruption body say Alhaji Orilowo is on the run.
They've now been empowered to take over his properties.

Photo Post: Abuja Protesters get Teargassed & Water Canoned

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Manchester United records easy win as Giggs makes managerial bow

Ryan Giggs’ spell as interim Manchester United manager began on a positive note on Saturday, the Red Devils romping to a commanding win over Norwich.
Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata netted two goals each for United, who piled yet more relegation woe on the Canaries at Old Trafford. Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand paired up in defence for the hosts, with Danny Welbeck starting in attack. Mata was on the bench, with Adnan Januzaj and Marouane Fellaini left out entirely. For the away side, Gary Hooper was among the substitutes despite scoring against Liverpool last weekend.

United started on the front foot, with Antonio Valencia prominent on the right flank. Norwich almost grabbed a shock opener, however, Jonny Howson seeing his effort chalked off for a foul in the area.  United’s first chance fell to Welbeck, whose powerful effort was palmed away by John Ruddy at his near post. The England striker would continue to threaten, however, and played a crucial role in the opener.

Alison-Madueke gets court injunction stopping house of reps from probing ₦10b jet scandal

Minister of Petroleum, Dieziani Alison-Madueke, who has been in the midst of a 10bn jet scandal has secured a court injunction stopping the House of Representatives from further investigating her, Premium Times reports. Alison-Madueke had approached a federal high court in Abuja where she asked the court to restrain the House members to discontinue any probe involving her.

Justice.R. Mohammed who presided within the case, barred the home members or their committees  from summoning her for further investigations as well as ordering her arrest if she failed to a[appear before the house. In accordance with reports, the court injuction was secured on April 14th but was just made public today while the House designed to commence further investigation on the situation today.

Nollywood's Prolific director Amaka Igwe dies at 51

 Foremost producer, writer, director and a number one player in the Nigerian film industry, Amaka Igwe has passed on. She died yesterday evening April 28th in Enugu after an asthma attack. Mrs Igwe had opted to Enugu in company of her husband for pre-production preparations for a brand new Igbo soap when the sad incident occurred.

She suffered an asthma attack and was immediately rushed to a medical facility after initial intervention had failed but sadly died before getting there. 

Mrs Igwe is survived by her husband of 21 years Charles Igwe, three children, an aged mother. So sad! May her soul rest in peace...Ase. Continue...

APC Chieftain who turned wife to punching bag arrested by Sagamu police

The APC chieftain, Bashorun Bayo Awosanya, who battered his wife at their residence in Sagamu on Easter Sunday April 20th (read here) after a quarrel was arrested and detained by the Ogun State police command yesterday.  He's currently at the Sagamu Police Station in Ogun State
"The suspect personally reported himself to the Sagamu Divisional Police Officer, CSP Lawal Adebowale, around 0800hrs due to arrest warrants issued and pressure mounted on him to show up before he would be publicly declared wanted by the police" the PPRO of the Ogun State Command in a statement.

Woman eliminates her own new born baby because he looked too much like her ex-boyfriend

18-year-old Ana Rosa Mora (pictured above) has been arrested for killing her own child because the the new born looked like her ex-boyfriend. Ana wrapped her baby in a bag and left him outside to die because she feared the child looked like her ex-boyfriend and her current boyfriend would leave her.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the teen gave birth last weekend and attended school on Monday after allegedly committing the act and even showed staff members pictures of a newborn girl that she claimed she downloaded from the Internet.

But after employees noticed strange behavior - such as the girl asking if authorities could link her to the child through DNA and lying about the baby's age - they alerted authorities. Continue...

Women to stage one-million march in Abuja over abducted girls

Nigerian women would on Wednesday April 30th in Abuja stage a one-million-women march tagged "Free our girls" to press for the release of the schoolgirls that were abducted from Girls Government college in Chibok, Borno state on Monday April 14th.
The call for the protest was made during an emergency meeting put together by the Borno state first lady, Hajia Nana Kashim Shettima, yesterday. Coordinator of the protest Prof. Hauwa Abdu Biu said the march is expected to involve every woman in the country.
"The last time, we were in black but this time around the colour for the Abuja rally is red; so we should all be prepared and mobilize ourselves for the rally”, she said

Monday, April 28, 2014

Video: Daughter receives beating of her life from Mum for Posting Semi-N*de pics on facebook

 A video showing a mother from Trinidad and Tobago whipping her 12-year-old daughter with a belt for sharing sexually explicit pics of herself on Facebook has gone viral, sparking a conversation about corporal punishment. 

Last Sunday, a video was posted on Facebook showing Helen Bartlett, a mother of four from Point Fortin, beating her daughter while hurling profanities at her. The 6 minute clip shows the angry mum raining blows on the girl , who whimpers in pain. Oyinbo people feel the beating is shocking and call it child abuse but we're Africans and some or most of us have somehow seen or experienced worse.

Underage Girl Found Under A Police Officer's Bed Tied Up In Lagos

This man policeman, Augustine Gbuchenge, Force No.400823, lived in the same compound with Amarachi’s family. But how come she ended up under the bed in his room? Here's Amarachi father's revelations:
“Last Thursday, I returned from work around 7.30pm and met my children and wife outside. There was power failure on that day so everywhere was dark. I asked after Amarachi but my wife said she was probably in our apartment sleeping.
“I was not satisfied with this explanation because my children don’t usually sleep early. When I went up, I did not see my daughter so we started asking around. Some little children in the compound then told me that Gbuchenge had called my daughter earlier to help him buy akara. 

Child killer/r*pist tortured and raped in prison in Brazil by 20 men

 A Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor named Daryell Dickson Meneses Xavier was reportedly beaten and raped by 20 men after he was locked up for allegedly killing and possibly raping his girlfriend's 1year 11 months old son (pictured with him left) in Taguatinga, suburb of Brasilia, Brazil in Sept 2013.

According to local media, trouble started for the man after his girlfriend left him alone with her son. A few hours later, he called his girlfriend claiming the boy fell and was having seizures. The child was rushed to the hospital and died two days later. Doctors who didn't believe the boy fell called the police and told them they suspected foul play because the injuries on the boy wasn't consistent with a fall but with blunt trauma, and also said possible sexual abuse was involved.

How Ex-Edo Governor, Igbinedion, lost ₦3.3billion to Venezuelan conmen

Found this investigative report on Premium Times ...very interesting. Read below...
Mr. Igbinedion, who stole his state blind while he was governor, has now been scammed of billions by Venezuelan fraudsters in a classic 419 deal

 Nemesis may have finally caught up with ex-convict and former Governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, as he has lost over N3.3 billion to Venezuelan fraudsters, in a deal that bears all the marks of a classic 419 scam, Premium Times can authoritatively reveal.

Sanusi Allegedly Spent ₦1.3bn On Charter Planes In 2013 - FG

FG uncovers how Sanusi allegedly spent ₦1.3bn on charter planes in 2013.........

 Nigerian Tribune

April 27, 2014

Fresh trouble appears to be brewing for the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CB₦), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the Federal Government has discovered how he spent the sum of ₦1.3 billion for personal aircraft charter in 2013 alone.

Indeed, investigations revealed that the budget for the CBN governor’s aircraft charter was adjusted twice in the year with a proviso for further expenses which are being investigated.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2015: GEJ, OBJ In Fresh Battle

Less than 10 months to the all-important 2015 general elections, there are strong indications that a fresh battle for supremacy has re-surfaced between President Goodluck Jonathan and former president

Olusegun Obasanjo.

The relationship between the two leaders has been replete with mutual suspicion and indifference on the part of the former leader in the affairs of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obasanjo’s open letter to the president had been seen as the peak of the cold war.

Photos: Fuel Tanker Explosion That Caused Panic In Asokoro Place Of Abuja

An explosion due to fuel tanker at Rano Filling Station in Asokoro Area of Abuja on Friday night caused panic as residents thought it had been another bomb explosion.

UK, US join search for abducted schoolgirls

Britain and the United States of America have joined the search for the 234 schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, by the Boko Haram sect, SUNDAY PUNCH can authoritatively report.
The girls were kidnapped in their hostel on April 14 after members of the sect, pretending to be soldiers, lured the pupils away from their hostel before setting it ablaze.

About 30 of the girls escaped from captivity while about a dozen, who fled into the bush when the sect attacked the school, have since returned to the school. The military had initially claimed that it had rescued all but 18 of the girls but the school principal, Asabe Kwabura, debunked the statement.

"Vice President Sambo’s Brother Dies In Car Crash "

One of Nigeria’s finest pilots, Captain Sabo Sambo, died on Sunday in an auto accident on the airport road in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Captain Sambo, 60, was the younger brother to the Vice President, Namadi Sambo.

He was on his way to catch a flight when his tire punctured. His car was said to have hit a tree and went up in flames.

South Korean PM resigns over ferry disaster that claimed 300 lives

South Korean Prime Minister, Chung Hong-won, this morning Sunday April 27th announced his resignation 11 days after a ferry carrying school children on a field trip to the island of Jeju capsized and sank, killing over 300 people. (See that here

PM Hong-won made the announcement at an emergency news conference that held in the country's capital, Seoul, early this morning, days after his government was fiercely criticized about how it responded to the disaster. The PM took responsibility for the slow response of the rescue operation..

Mulitple accident cause terrible traffic gridlock on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

 Vehicular lockjam happens to be being experienced on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway particularly at the Shagamu axis. This is the result of a multiple accident that occured today involving a commercial bus, petroleum tanker and a trailer. 
Motorist are advised to utilize the Ofada road as it is the better alternative at the moment.
Another pic after the break.

Video: New bride hospitalized after 2 hour clim*x (VIDEO included)

South Africa celebrates 20 years anniversary of apartheid's end

South Africa on Sunday celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first ever all-race, democratic election that ended decades of sanctioned racial oppression under the apartheid system. The day will be marked by street parades, speeches, prayers, music and military salutes and displays. After the historic April 27, 1994, the day has been retained as a holiday and named Freedom Day.

President Jacob Zuma leads the main festivities at the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria, where generations of apartheid leaders penned many of the racial laws that South Africa's first black leader Nelson Mandela fought most of his life.

Graphic Video: This animal in human flesh has been arrested!

Lagos exemplary approach to food production

The recent disclosure by Lagos State government to expand its forays for enhanced agriculture productivity through the acquisition of farmland in Northern region of Nigeria for crop and livestock production is quite laudable and commendable. We recall that only recently the State acquired farmland in the States of Ogun and Osun as well as in the Federal Capital territory (FCT), Abuja for agricultural production. The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperative, Gbolahan Lawal made the disclosure while briefing the media on the activities of his ministry. He explained that the decision was reached owing to the shortage of arable land in Lagos State to boost food production.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

APC members plan mass defection in Ogun, Oyo, Edo

Aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress are preparing to ditch the party, following disagreements over the recently concluded ward congresses.
It was learnt that the party’s chapters in Edo, Kaduna, Oyo and Ogun states appeared to be the worst hit, as members had inundated appeal committees with protests over the congresses.
SUNDAY PUNCH gathered in Abuja on Friday that members of the APC in the states were threatening to leave the party.....

INEC Registers Unity Party Of Nigeria, Total Parties Now 26

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) as one of the political party in the country.
The registration of UPN the number of parties to 26.

INEC’s Director of Education, Oluwale Uzzi announced UPN’s registration on Friday.
“The commission at its meeting held on Thursday April 17, approved the registration of the UPN, the applicant having met the legal requirements for registration.


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