Thursday, October 31, 2013

Six Pregnant Young Girls Arested In Port Harcourt Baby Factory

File photo: Pregnant girls at a baby factory
Six pregnant young girls were yesterday rescued by men of the Nigerian police when they raided a baby factory in  Port Harcourt.
The Police followed a lead when they found  “a lady was found in suspicious circumstances with a day old baby and after interrogation she confessed that she gave birth to a baby in Port Harcourt,” the police spokeswoman said.

Six Naval Ratings Beat Rasheed Ibrahim, School Teacher To Stupor In Ogun State

Rasheed Ibrahim, a teacher of Nigerian Navy Secondary School,Onikoko, Adigbe area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital was beaten to stupor by six naval rating yesterday.

CCDD Demolished Bayelsa State Governor's House Yesterday.

The CCDA, on the 28th of June, 2012 marked the house of the Bayelsa State Governor,Seriake Dickson for demolition for intruding on the Master Plan (MPI) and Right of Way (ROW). The one-storey building owned by the State governor, situate along Opolo/AIT road,Yenagoa, was on Wednesday demolished.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ado-Ekiti: Öluyi Oba, 20 Years Old, Has Been Arraigned For Raping A 5 Year-old Girl

A Magistrate's Court sitting at Ado-Ekiti yesterday remanded Oluyi Oba, 20 year-old for alleged rape of a five-year-old girl.
The police prosecutor, Mr. Emmanuel David, told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 22 at 1p.m. in Iyin-Ekiti contrary to Section 218 of the Criminal Code Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The magistrate court has no jurisdiction to try mater, so, plea of the accused was not taken.
Chief Magistrate Simeon Ojo adjourned the case to November 21 for legal advice from the the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP)

Babatunde Gbolahan, 37, Beats Wife To Death Over Minor Argument

Babatunde Gbolahan, a 37-year-old man, was yesterday arraigned before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere, for allegedly beating his wife to death.
The defendant, who was arraigned for manslaughter, pleaded not guilty to the charge instituted against him by the Police.

How The Four Frenchmen Kidnapped In Niger Were Released After Three Years

About 20 million euros was said to have been paid to secure the release of four Frenchmen who were captivity in Niger, three years ago.
The four Frenchmen held captive by an Al-Qaeda offshoot in North Africa arrived in Paris on Wednesday, ending their three-year kidnap ordeal.

Umar Yakubu Gets 15 Yaers For Raping a Minor

One Umar Yakubu, a 25-year-old farmer, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, without an option of fine, for raping an eight-year-old girl.
Yakubu was charged for rape under section 282 of the Penal Code.

How A 14 Year- Old Boy Raped a 9 Year Old To death

In Lagos, a nine-year-old girl died, who was repeatedly raped by Onyi Adimabua, 14 year son of the proprietor of the school she was attending,  has died after sustaining injuries caused by the consistent rape.
The incident happen in Ikorodu area of the state.
The father of the deceased, Simeon Jigo, a 77-year-old man, said that when his daughter started having medical problems that she opened up on the rape

How A 76- Year -Old Grand Mother Outwitted Kidnappers and Escaped from Their Den

Mrs. Otiti Esegba
The mother of the Managing Director of Ben-Segba Technical Services Limited, an oil servicing firm in Ekpan, Mrs. Otiti Esegba, a 76 year-old grandmother, who was kidnapped by some hoodlums was reported to have escaped from the den of her abductors about five hours she was abducted.

Australia Highest Court Denies Civil Servant Compensation For Injury Substained During Sex Bout

On Wednesday a Court in Australia ruled that a civil servant injured during a hotel-room sex romp during a business trip in 2007 was not entitled to workers’ compensation.

The  legal battle which has been on  for six years was finally decided on Wednesday when the court decided  whether injuries sustained when a glass light fitting was pulled from a wall were work-related.
According to Vanguard  Newspapers, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal first denied compensation on the grounds that the civil servant’s injuries were not work-related.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nigeria President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Wants Israel’s Help To Fight Boko Haram

Nigeria President, Ebele Goodluck Jonathan on Monday sought the support of the Israeli government in order to fight terrorism occasioned by the activities of the fundamental Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President made the appeal during a meeting with President Shimon Peres of Israel in Jerusalem during his ongoing Christian pilgrimage to the country.

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Teenage Driver Recklessly Crushed A Little Girl To Death

Chinyere Wagbaranta, a teenager who drove a  Mercedes Benz Sports Utility Vehicle, in company of her brother, Chisom, and one Felix Adebayo, a police corporal attached to Police Mobile Force 22,  carelessly crushed  little girl to death.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mr. Segun Okeseara Arraigned For Assaulting A Neighbour With Iron Bucket Over A Sachet Of Pure Water

One Mr Segun Okeseara, 46 years old, of No.3, Olatunde Adegbesan St., Alapere, Ketu, Lagos, has been charged to court for allegedly assaulting his neighbours with an aluminium bucket over alleged theft of his sachets of pure water. He has been charged to Isheri Magistrates' Court for assault.
On arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The presiding magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N100,000.00
The case is adjourned for hearing.

Police Quizzed A Couple Who Sold Maria For ($350) 350 Dollars.

As the parents of Maria, the mysterious blonde girl found in a Greek Roma camp are being quizzed by Bulgaria police, perhaps for selling her, the brother, Jesus said they left her behind in Greece. The couple, named as Sasha Ruseva and Atanas Rusev, have between eight and 10 children, five of whom are blonde and even closely resemble the girl found last week.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Paul Ohia, Thisday Foreign Editor, Found Dead In His Car In Lagos

On the 22nd of October, Mr. Paul Ohia, Thisday Foreign and Diplomatic Editor, was found dead in his official car, along Marine Road, Apapa, Lagos.

Ex-reps member Dino Melaye, Others Arrested For Organizing ''Stella Oduah-Must-Go Protest''

The police in Abuja on Wednesday arrested the Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Network, Dino Melaye, after the former House of Representatives member led pro-democracy activists on a protest, calling for the removal of the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, over the armoured car scandal.
The minister has recently come under fire for allegedly ordering the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to buy her two bullet-proof BMW cars, worth $1.6m (about N255m).

The protest, which held at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, around 11am, was not without drama as some groups also staged a counter-protest, to drum up support for the embattled minister.

''President Goodluck Jonathan’s Fleet Larger Than Three Domestic Airlines'' - Reports

From Punch:

The declining fortunes of the domestic airlines have made President Goodluck Jonathan’s 10-aircraft Presidential Air Fleet larger   than the fleets of three domestic airlines combined, investigations by our correspondent revealed on Tuesday.
The three carriers are Chanchangi, MedView, and FirstNation airlines. Chanchangi has one aircraft; Medview Airlines, three; while FirstNation has  two.

IRS Airlines, with five aircraft in its fleet, has only one that is currently operational. The four others have been sent overseas for routine maintenance for a long time now.
It can be technically assumed that the PAF is bigger than the four domestic airlines, according to industry experts.

10 Feared Dead In Warri Refinery Explosion As MEND Claims Responsibility

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has claimed responsibility for the sabotage of facilities inside the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company in Warri, Delta State, on Tuesday, saying it actually wanted to carry out what it termed “Hurricane Exodus” to burn down the entire facility.
There was pandemonium at about 11.00 a.m on Tuesday, as fire engulfed the refinery.
Disclosing its action in a press statement circulated electronically to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday, by its spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, the  group claimed that its plan was to burn down the refinery.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Nigeria: Two Secondary School Boys Launched Rocket In Imo State

Two secondary school boys Gideon Chiadikobi Emenike and Chibuisi Nwafor in Umuchima, Ubaha, Okigwe Local Government Area, fabricated and launched a rocket that travelled over five kilometres into the sky before crash landing on the September 27, 2013.

Fire Guts NNPC Gas Section In Warri

Gas plant  of NNPC refinery in Warri, Delta state was gutted by fire this morning. It took the efforts of firemen to put the situation under control . No one could say what caused the fire.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Good News: The Wife of Dr. Ona Ekhomu Kidnapped Yesterday Has Been Rescued

The combine team of  the State Security Service(SSS) and the Police have been able to rescue Madam Victoria, the wife of Dr. Ona Ekhomu who was abducted by the gunmen in front of Ambrose Ali University yesterday
 The rescue took place  near Warri in Delta State.

The gunmen were said to have abandoned Victoria when it was clear to them that they were being chased.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Madam Ekhomu, wife of Dr. Ona Ekhomu of Transwold Security Ltd Has Been Kidnapped

Madam Ona Eekhomu has been reported kidnapped along Benin Auchi Road today.
The kidnappers adducted the woman along with two of her children. The driver of the victims was reportedly killed in the process.

Madam Ona Ekhomu flew into Benin City this afternoon and was kidnapped on her way to Esan,  Edo State.
Dr Ona Ekhomu is the chairman of Transworld Security Limited base in Lagos.
The kidnapping took place same day Adams Oshiomhole, Governor of Edo state sign a bill which prescribed death sentence on any kidnapper within the state.
Last Sunday, Justice Okungbowa was released after three weeks in kidnappers’ den. Same day, two elderly wives of Chief Efionayi Iyayi were kidnapped on their way to  church.
This is now a case too many in Edo state.

Very Tragic: Gunmen Invaded Wedding Reception And Murder Groom Over £60 (N15, 500) Debt

A new bride, Jacqueline Cousins was forced to watch her new husband being shot dead by masked gunmen at their Jamaican wedding reception
Jacqueline Cousins, 49, married Dameion Cousins, 31, in an idyllic ceremony in the Caribbean.
But hours later an armed gang burst into the reception claiming the groom owned them $10,000 Jamaican dollars - just £60...which is like N15, 500.

Baby Born With Four Ear Lobes, Without Genitals Is dead

In Makurdi, on Thursday, a baby born with four ear lobes and no genitals has died, a hospital official said.
The baby was delivered by Mrs Mbanengen Emmanuel at about 5:30 p.m at Yima Hospital, located in International Market area, a suburb of Makurdi in Benue.

Chinese Couple Sold Daughter For An iPhone

The deadly crave for wealth has caused a Chinese couple to sell their infant daughter and used the proceeds to buy Apple iPhone.
The couple are now  facing criminal prosecution from Shanghai prosecutors for trafficking in person  for  illegally putting their third child up for adoption online and accepted money for the baby.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Death In A Traditional Marriage As Brother Attempted To Killer Brother Killed Outsider

On the 10th of October, Tragedy struck at a traditional wedding at Ibagwa, Ezimo-Agu in Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu state when one Ozor Obodo Ezenwa, a guest, tried to stop one of the bride’s brothers, Chukwudi Adonu, from shooting another, Obinna Adonu, during a scuffle, was allegedly killed.
During a traditional marriage, an argument ensued between the two brothers, which led to a fight.

Ruqayyatu Rufai, Former Minister of Education, Joins ASUU Strike

The immediate past Minister of Education, Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufai, who was sacked from the federal cabinet last month, has joined the ongoing strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, which she desperately tried to break while in office.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

49 Fear Dead As Lao Airlines Plane Plunged Into A river

 A Lao Airlines plane carrying at least 44 people and 5 crew members crashed as it tried to land in southern Laos killing all on board on Wednesday, officials said.
The plane travelling from the capital Vientiane plunged into the Mekong River around eight kilometres (five miles) from Pakse airport in Champasak province in southern Laos, officials said.
Lao Airlines confirmed the crash in a statement on its official Facebook page, in which it said there were 44 passengers and an additional five crew.

Udo Jihnson, a Staff FUTA Stabbed To Death At a Drinking Joint

A certain  Udoh Johnson, a staff with the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), was stabbed by one Wale to death with a broken bottle in a drinking joint over a minor argument.
Udoh Johnson had gone to the drinking joint to charge his phone when the said Wale alleged that the deceased stepped on his leg without apologizing. In retaliasion, Wale flung Udoh's handset away. Argument broke out and degenerated to fight, in the process, Wale stapped Udoh with a broken bottle and Udoh bled to death

How Stella Oduah The Nigerian Aviation Minister, Coerced Aviation Agency To Acquire 2 Armored BMW Cars Worth $1.6M For Her

Documents further exposing the depth of corruption and mismanagement of public funds at Nigeria’s Ministry of Aviation headed by Stella Oduah. One of the documents details how Ms. Oduah compelled the cash-strapped Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to purchase two armored BMW cars for the minister emanated into the public through SaharaReporters.

Can You Imagine: EFCC Has No Money To Pay Lawyer Anymore!

EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde

Rumour making round indicates that  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC  is broke, it cannot pay lawyers retained by it to handle most of the big cases against  influential politicians/ suspects who are either involved in high profile money laundering or outright stealing.
It was also gathered that the cash crunch had seriously affected the commission to the extent that its enlightenment programmes  on radio and television stations had been suspended.

Charles Tailor, The Former Liberian President/War Criminal, Secretly Sent To UK Jail

Liberian ex-warlord Charles Taylor was on Tuesday transferred under tight security from The Hague to a British prison where the convicted war criminal is likely to spend the rest of his life.

UK Government Set To Repatriate 267 Nigerian Prisoners

UK Government has said that it intend to send some Nigerian Prisoners UK back to Nigerian Prisons: Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori and about 267 Nigerians serving in various prisons across the UnitedKingdom may be deported to Nigeria to complete their sentences under the UK’s new prisoner transfer agreement, which is currently being discussed.

Philippines' Earthquake Claims 144 Lives

On Tuesday a deadly earthquake erupted  in Philippines killing no fewer than 93 people   as it generated landslides that buried homes, and destroyed historic churches.
The most deadly hit are Cebu, the country's second most important city and a gateway to some of its most beautiful beaches, the national disaster agency reports.

Finally Igbo 'Destitute' Sued Governor Fashola For N1bn

The 76 mainly Igbo "destitute" deported to Upper Iweka Bridge, Onitsha, Anambra State on July 24, 2013 by Governor Fashola Of Lagos State Government, have instituted legal action in the Federal High Court, Lagos  against the Lagos State Government.
The deportees are Nnenna Ogbonna, Joseph Aniebonam, Osondu Mbuto, Osondu Agwu, Emily Okoroariri, Friday Ndukwe and Onyeka Ugwu instituted the action on behalf of the 76 others as Applicants, while the Attorney-General of Lagos State and the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State are the respondents.

Appeal Panel Refused Malaysia Catholic Newspaper To Use ‘Allah’ To Refer To Christian God

The legal battle between Muslims and Christians over the use "Allah"   was finally  decided by an appeals panel on Monday that declared that  a Malaysian Catholic newspaper could not use “Allah” to refer to the Christian God.

PHOTOS: Hajj Ritual: Muslims 'Stone The Devil'

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims converged on Mina in Saudi Arabia Tuesday for the symbolic stoning of the devil, the final stage of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Suicide Bombers Die In Failed Plot At Super Eagles And Ethiopia's Match

Two Somali suicide bombers who had planned to kill football fans during Ethiopia's World Cup qualifying match against Nigeria on Sunday blew themselves up accidentally before carrying out the attack, the Ethiopian government said on Monday.
The explosion on Sunday happened in the upscale Bole district of the capital, about 5 km (3 miles) from Addis Ababa Stadium where thousands of fans were gathering for the match.
"They were Somali nationals and plotted to carry out a suicide attack disguised as fans on either the stadium or areas where large crowds gathered to watch the game".

Armed Robbers Invaded Police Station, Disarmed Them Before Storming a Nearby Bank

Yesterday, a gang of armed robbers numbering about 25 to 30 invaded Makarfi Divisional Police Station, the headquarters of Makarfi Local Government Council of Kaduna State and disarmed all the policemen at the station.

House of Representative Wants To Know Why CVFF Paid $326million To Tompolo

Investigation into Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund, CVFF, The House of Rep Ad-Hoc Committee  has queried the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, over the $326million payment to Global West Specialist Vessels Limited, a company purportedly owned by Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, an ex- militant leader.

See How The Presidency Is Going To Treat The Seven Rebel Governors' Mess

Owing to the on going crises with the People Democratic Party, the Presidency was rumoured to have decided to wield his big stick against the recalcitrant seven rebel governors.
1. The President is set to remove such rebel members holding  board appointments.
2, The will further encourage the FCTA  Minister to work well to ensure that more  governors sympathetic to the Alhaji Abubakar Barage-led rebel PDP lose their landed properties in Abuja. Already Rabiu Kwakwanso of Kano State, had a choice piece of land allocated to him in Maitama District, Abuja, revoked by the FCTA on Saturday. And the “illegal structures on the land” measuring about 2,500 square metres may also be removed.

Northern Emancipation Network, a Group in The North Wants President Jonathan To Appoint Abacha’s Former Aide, Al-Mustapha, As EFCC chairman

The Northern Emancipation Network, one of the crusaders of war against corruption in Nigeria has advised President Goodluck Jonathan to reinforce his administration’s war against corruption by appointing Hamza Al Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late dictator, Sani Abacha, as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC

Monday, October 14, 2013

Family wants Justice for Nigerian Student Killed In Cyprus

The family of a 20-year-old Nigerian student, who was killed in the North Cyprus city of Nicosia, has cried out to the Federal Government and relevant authorities for intervention.
Gabriel Soriwei, a first year student of Electrical/Electronic/Engineering at the Cyprus International University, Nicosia, was allegedly knocked down by a female driver on July 13.
The impact of the accident caused Mr. Soriwei to fall into a coma; he eventually died on September 7, his family said.

Edo State Government and Security Agents Liaise With Cultist To Tackle Insecurity In Edo State

Strong men otherwise known as cult groups, at weekend end, came together to find a way of tackling the menacing insecurity, especially the  incessant kidnappings and other violent crimes in Edo State. Represented  at the summit were Green Circuit (Maphites), Norsemen (Vikings), Black Axe, Eiye Confraternity, Family Fraternity of Nigeria and Avarian Organisation of Nigeria.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Frank Obi, Prison Warder, Jailed 10 Years For Selling Prohibited Drugs In Kirikiri Prison

Frank Obi, a prison warder has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, for drug trafficking.
The judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court Lagos, yesterday convicted Obi, based on his guilty plea to a one-count charge of supplying restricted narcotics to inmates at the Kirikiri maximum prisons, Lagos.

Kidnap: Mrs Nancy Chukwu kidnapped Self and Demanded N200,000.00 Ransom From Husband

 Enugu State Police Command has arrested a house wife who stage-managing her own kidnapping and demanded for  N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) ransom from her husband Marcus Chukwu .

Joy Iember Iorzua Strangles Her 2-Day Old Baby To Death and Dumped The Body In a River In Benue

One Joy Iember Iorzua, A 28- year old mother, has been arrested by the Benue State Police Command  for allegedly killing and dumping her two- day old baby boy, at the River Ujiiragbo, in Gwer local government area of Benue state.

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