Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Crime: EFCC arrests clergymen for N70m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, may soon arraign one Ogunrinde Olushola Kayode and his co-travellers before a court of competent jurisdiction for allegedly defrauding one Ikechukwu Onita of over N70 million naira.

The suspect and his co-travellers allegedly approached Onita, under the guise of being men of God, soothsayers and narrated to him, his life challenges and predicaments, which coincidentally corresponded to the situation and circumstances of his life at that time.

Worried about the revelations about him, the suspects convinced Onita that they could help

News: [Photos] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo receives Bangladesh Chief of Amy Staff

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on behalf of President Buhari, Tuesday received the Bangladesh Chief of Amy Staff, Gen. Abu Muhammad, at the state house Abuja. Bangladesh army chief is in Nigeria on a courtesy visit. 

News: 'Any man who marries a beautiful woman suffers in bed' - Counselor Lutterodt

Controversial Ghanaian marriage counselor, George Lutterodt, in a new bombshell statement has said that any man who marries a beautiful woman suffers in bed. Lutterodt disclosed this in a recent interview with Kasapa FM. 

According to him, 'beautiful women' are not usually very 'enthusiastic' in bed and that is why men would always cheat on them with ugly women.
'Any man who marries a beautiful woman suffers in bed. Mostly women who are beautiful, aren’t romantic in bed. That is why any man who cheats on his wife, do

Foreign News: Policewoman allegedly commits suicide over failed marriage promise in Ghana

Tragedy befell the Ghana Police service as one female officer identified as Peace Agbemefo was on Monday found dead in her room after allegedly shooting herself in the throat with an AK 47 rifle.

Confirming the painful death, the Garu District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Alexander Tieku told Graphic Online on Tuesday, that preliminary investigations showed that the 31-years-old deceased had a relationship problem. According to ASP Tieku, the deceased’s action may have been triggered by a failed

Crime: [Video] 'I work for NNPC' - Suspected Vandal cries uncrollably as he is paraded with others

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a group of suspected murderers, militants, and vandals, following a police raid which culminated in their arrest. As the criminal - all ten of them - were being paraded, one particular criminal caught the attention of all present due to the way he continually cried out loudly, calling for his mother and gesticulating, claiming he is innocent.

When questioned on the circumstances that led to him being there, the man who gave his name as Adeniyi Akeju said he was innocent of the crimes and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. The 38-year-old suspect said he works as a security man for a

Foreign News: Ugandan activist arrested for calling President Museveni a "pair of buttocks" remanded in prison custody

Makerere University Researcher, Dr Stella Nyanzi arrested for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks", has been remanded in custody until next month.  The Ugandan activist was sent back to Luzira Prison by Buganda Road Magistrate Court pending an application for the revision of her case filed in the high court by her lawyers. 

Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo asked for an adjournment of the case pending determination of their application seeking to block a planned psychiatric examination against Dr Stella Nyanzi. The mental examinations were sought by the state during Nyanzi's maiden appearance before the magistrate's court early this month.

News: President Buhari should run to me for healing before it’s too late - Sat-Guru Maharaji

Sat Guru Maharaji, the founder of the One Love Family has called for President Muhammadu Bihari to rush to him for healing. Maharaji made this call Monday while addressing journalists after a week-long program to celebrated the 30 years of existence of Maharaji Village, DailyPost reports.
“He supposed to seek help from black man and not white men in London.
“Remember the last time he was going out of the country for medical attention, I was the only one said he would come back safe. What I’m saying is that let’s harness our power here to save ourselves.

Foreign News: Thai man hangs their 11-month-old daughter then hangs himself on Facebook Live

A man in Thailand, 20-year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay, who had a fight with his wife took their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then hanged himself, police said Tuesday.

Police Col. Jirasak Siemsak said officers were alerted to the crime by those who watched the video and that they responded immediately by going to the location in the video. 

Crime: Two Brazilians arrested at Lagos airport with N310m worth of cocaine

Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested two Brazilians, Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina, 36 and Lima Pereira Erick Diego, 20, over the illegal importation of canned, whitish substance which later tested positive for cocaine. 
The female suspect, Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina was found with 9.400kg of cocaine in her bag while Lima Pereira Erick Diego was  found with 14.465kg of cocaine in his bag. According to NDLEA the seized illegal substance has an estimated street value of about N310 million.

A statement from the agency said the suspects who claimed to be tourists were arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos with the canned substance

Monday, 24 April 2017

Foreign News: [Photos/Video] Nigerian Christian Association in South Africa condemns Pastor Omotoso

The Christian Association of Nigeria in South Africa has condemned Pastor Tim Omotoso who is being accused of sexually exploiting at least 30 girls.

The association's Archbishop Benson Uwha said they are aware that not all Nigerian men necessarily have good intentions, but pointed out that some South African pastors are also accused of exploiting their congregants.

"We do not shy away from the fact that there are a few Nigerians who come into this land in the name of pastors and otherwise and drive undue excesses and despicable acts.

News: [Graphic Photos] Many feared dead in multiple accident in Abia state

A fatal accident that occured over the weekend on the Ikot-Ekpene-Aba Expressway in Aba, Abia state, led to the death of many and several others injured. The accident, which involved a truck, a couple of tricylces, a commercial bus and a private owned car, was reportedly caused by the truck.

According to witnesses, the truck, heavily loaded with chippings, was speeding as it descended the Ogbor Hill Bridge, when it lost control and crashed into several vehicles and pedestrians. The bus and tricycles popularly called Keke Napep were loading passengers when the truch hit them, sending them through the rail of the bridge, and into the water

Terrorism: [Graphic] Three young female suicide bombers intercepted by CJTF in Maiduguri

Three female suicide bombers were on Monday, April 24, intercepted in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The suicide bombers had attempted to enter Mamanti village Jere local government area. One of the bombers detonated her bomb which claimed her life but the other two were shot dead while trying to flee. 

A statement by NEMA said:

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Foreign News: Ugandan pastor sets thousands of Holy Bibles ablaze, says the bible is misleading

Members of House of Prayer Ministries located in Makerere in Uganda, were left shocked when their pastor, Aloysius Bugingo on Easter Monday set thousands of Holy bibles, belonging to them ablaze saying it was misleading.

According to Zambezi Report, the pastor claims that the lines talking about the Fasting and Lent, in general, were erased and that the word 'Holy Ghost 'appears a whopping 99 times yet the word 'Holy Spirit' appears only seven times. 

Foreign News: 20 school children and a driver burnt to death in minibus crash in South Africa

At least 20 pupils have died in after a minibus they were travelling in crashed into a lorry outside Bronkhortspruit in Gauteng, South Africa on Friday afternoon. The taxi burst into flames, and most of the children were trapped inside.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said fire services had managed to extinguish the burning vehicle, which was found lying on its side.

News: [Breaking] EFCC traces another ₦2bn to another account of PDP Gov aspirant in Niger state

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have discovered N2 billion in another account operated by a former PDP governorship aspirant in Niger state and former Commissioner of Local Government in the state, Kantigi Liman. Recall that on April 11th, the agency released a statement saying it discovered N4 billion in the accounts of two companies which he had links with.

Confirming the recent discovery, a source in the commission said the politician is currently

Foreign News: See what someone wrote about Nigerian pastor accused of sexual abuse in South Africa

Nigerian pastor Tim Omotoso was arrested on Thursday at the Port Elizabeth Airport by the Hawks and police's tactical response unit. He made his first appearance at the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court Friday, on human trafficking charges. The televangelist is accused of allegedly molesting congregants, some of them as young as 14-years-old. 

Maritime: Dana aircraft loses one of it's engines midflight and is forced to make an emergency landing

A Dana aircraft traveling Friday from Lagos to Port Harcourt was forced to make an emergency landing after the aircraft lost one of its engines midflight. The flight with registration number 5N-SRI, which took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, reportedly collided with a bird, leading to the loss of the engine.

Crime: [Photos] Man stole $2600USD from him employees, gave ₦35,000 to his wife & $1,000 to girlfriend

According to a twitter user, @Afolashade_, here's what happened. The brutalized man sitting, simply identified as James, is a house cleaner who stole $2,600 from his employers. Luckily, they were able to recover $1,300 from him. The balance was however already spent with his girlfriend receiving more than his family. James sent ₦5000 home to his mother in Aba, His brother, ₦7000, His wife and two kids, ₦35000, a friend $600 and his girlfriend, $1000.

Crime: Police declares Terwase 'Ghana' Akwaza wanted, ₦10m reward for anyone with useful info leading to his arrest

Terwase Akwaza aka Ghana (pictured) has been declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force. A warrant of arrest has been duly obtained from Court for the arrest of Akwaza aka Ghana and he is wanted for the merciless killings of seventeen (17) innocent persons, wanton destruction of properties worth millions of naira by arson, at Zaki Biam on 20th March 2017, and for the killing in cold blood of about fifty (50) people in other locations in Benue State. 

According to the Police, he is culpable for other capital offences such as Kidnapping, Armed robbery, Culpable Homicide, Mischief by Fire and Criminal Conspiracy.

Friday, 21 April 2017

News: Babypulled out alive from grave three days after his mum buried him

A baby boy was miraculously saved from death after he was pulled out of a shallow grave where he was buried by his 25-year-old South African mother. The child had been in the grave for three days and was discovered after factory staff heard a cry and decided to investigate.

The incident occurred in the town of Paddock, in KwaZulu-Natal Province, eastern South Africa.  The baby's mother, who works in a factory, made a makeshift grave using sand and timber taken from the factory. After the baby was found days later by her co-workers, the

Sad: More photos from the scene where over 30 football fans got electrocuted in calabar

Last night in Calabar, over 20 football fans watching the  UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht lost their lives after they got electrocuted when a transformer close to the viewing centre fell and a cable dropped on the zinc of the building.

The Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade in statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press, Mr Christian Ita, sympathized with the family of those

Crime: Police arrests man for slitting throat of a motorcycle rider over fare in Katsina

The Police in Katsina state have arrested a 46 year old man, Ishaku Inusa, for slitting the throat of a commercial motorcyclist (okadaman) in Knakara local government area in the state following an argument over his unpaid fare.

Ishaku who is a father of two, was paraded by the Commander, State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, SP Andrew Alphouse, at the Command’s headquarters yesterday April 20th.

Ishaku told newsmen that on the day of the incident, he had flagged down the commercial motorcyclist and asked him to take him to his destination. On getting there, he told the

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Foreign News: Russia bans Jehovah's Witnesses, calls it an 'Extremist Group'

Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday declared Jehovah's Witness as an extremist organization and ordered the state to seize its property in Russia. The court, after six days of hearings, ordered the closing of the group’s Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters.

The Interfax news agency quoted Justice Ministry attorney Svetlana Borisova in court as saying the Jehovah’s Witnesses pose a threat to Russians.
'They pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public

News: NLC frowns at Osinbajo heading a panel to investigate suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal

The Nigerian Labor Congress, NLC, has kicked against the inclusion of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the 3-man panel that would probe the fraud allegations that led to the suspension of the Secretary to the Goverment of the Federation SGF, Babachir Lawal.

On Wednesday, President Buhari ordered the suspension of Babachir and also instituted a three man panel that would investigate the fraud allegations leveled against him.

Reacting to the announcement, the General Secretary of the NLC, Peter Ozo-Eson, said organized labor commends President Buhari for suspending Babachir but however

Crime: 75-year-old retired soldier nabbed for armed robbery in Edo State

The Edo state police command has arrested a 75-year-old retired soldier for masterminding armed robbery operations in the state. The ex- soldier identified as, Jubrin Ugiagbe, was arrested alongside two other suspects.

According to a Facebook user, Festus Alenkhe, who shared the story, the ex-soldier was accused of supplying suspected armed robbers with guns and receiving payment after every operation carried out by the suspected robbers.
 'A 75-year-old grandfather and retired soldier, Jubrin Ugiagbe, and two others have been arrested by men of the Edo state police command for alleged armed

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News: 23-year-old man commits suicide in Adamawa state after beating his mother

A 23-year-old man has committed suicide in Yola, Adamawa state after having a fight with his mother in which he dislocated her left wrist. Musa Fidelis had been in a foul mood that day according to family members and as the argument broke out between him and his mother, he got physical.

After the fight, Musa had left his family in anger and retired to his room after his siblings mentioned that they were going to move their mother out of the house in Jimeta, Yola.

When Musa did not come out of the room for an unusually long time, his family members went in to investigate and found him hanging from the roof. Musa, who was a generator

Sad: [Graphic] Photos of over 30 football fans electrocuted in a viewing center in Calabar

Over 30 football fans watching the UEFA Europa League football quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht lost their lives in an electrocution tragedy which happened at a viewing center in Nyahasang, Atimbo Calabar, Cross River state last night.

According to reports, a transformer near the viewing center fell which caused one of the high tension cables attached to the transformer to fall on the zinc of the viewing center

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Forbes Woman Africa and Ecobank launch “Against All Odds” to celebrate exceptional women in Business

Leading Pan African bank, Ecobank has teamed up with the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa magazine to launch a 12 part series celebrating the achievement of exceptional women in business. The program, “Against All Odds” seeks to tell the story of inspirational powerhouse women who have defied all odds to achieve remarkable success in their respective fields of business...

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News: One month after becoming a father, Gunmen killed a NSCDC officer

Unknown gunmen recently killed an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekiti State, Sunday Afolabi, just a month after he welcomed his first child. 

According to reports, 35 year old Sunday was gunned down by his killers along Afao Road at about 3.30 pm.

Confirming the incident, the NSCDC spokesman Tolu Afolabi  the deceased who joined the agency in 2010, was married with a one month old baby. Afolabi said an investigations have been launched into the case. 

Crime: [Photos] Little girl brutally beaten by her heartless father in Ibadan

Read the post published today by one Olagunju Adekunle, a manager with United Bank For Africa (UBA) in Ibadan, Oyo State capital:
"God,I can't just believe this in my life,i was driving to the office this morning and I've a reasons to make a call and before I know,I was out of call card ,as I alighted from my car to get a recharge card ,I sighted this small girl(Esther by name) be beaten mercilessly with his heartless and reasonless father.
Please where are the human right, who can be of assistance to help this girl out of her

Crime: [Graphic] Notorious armed robber gunned down by SARS in Calabar

Men of the Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Cross River State Police Command shot dead wanted criminal identified as Stephen Etim Edet at Moore road in Calabar on Wednesday morning, April 19.

The deceased, a member of a notorious robbery gang that has been terrorizing the city for years was escaped with his men following a foiled robbery attack at a housing estate.
Stephen was said to have been trailed and chased by the SARS patrol team from Bayside, Marina where he had crossed the Atakpa gully control site into the Police Barracks at Moore road and hid in someone's apartment after threatening the occupants.

News: You arrest our members but suspend members of your cabinet indicted in Fraud - PDP

PDP has reacted to the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.

President Buhari ordered Babachir's suspension and investigation on claims that he allegedly used his office as Chairman of the Presidential Initiative of On The North East PINE to award fictitious contracts to some companies he reportedly has links to. In a statement released today, PDP faulted the move by the President to only suspend Babachir. The party alleged that while their members are being arrested on allegations of fraud, members of this administration that have been linked to fraud are merely being suspended

News: Stephanie Otobo files $5m lawsuit against Apostle Suleman in Canada

Canada based singer, Stephanie Otobo has filed a $5m lawsuit against clergyman and her alleged lover, Apostle Johnson Suleman, in Canada.

Stephanie who was arrested and detained in a Lagos police station sometime in March this year, is claiming $5 million in damages resulting from the breach of trust, breach of fudiciary relations, breach of contract, negligence, defamation, poisoning, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional stress, forcible confinement, multiple instances of battery, false imprisonment, fraud, assaults, sexual assaults, sexual harassments, harassments and

Tragic: [Graphic] Two teenagers drown in hotel swimming pool in Edo state

Two teenage boys met their untimely death on Easter eve when they drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Benin, Edo state.

Ikponmwosa Isibor, 17, and Emmanuel Abuzu, 16, hoped for a good time when they went into the unnamed restaurant and paid to use the pool. Sadly, they drowned at about 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Crime: Prophet arrested in Lagos for stealing $500

50-year-old Moses Edwin, a prophet in one of the orthodox churches in Lagos was last Friday arrested by men of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for stealing $500 belonging to a customer, while he was trying to convert $5,000 into Naira.

Edwin, a bureau de-change operator was arrested beside Airport Hotel, Ikeja, along with another member three days after stealing $500 from $5,000 bills presented to them by one Adebayo Lookman for conversion into naira. 

News: 'Whoever has reasons why the money hidden in Ikoyi Apartment should not be forfeited to the FG should appear before Court' - EFCC

A week ago, the whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government led the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to storm a residential building in the 7th Floor of a four - bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne road Ikoyi, Lagos, where a find of foreign currencies and Naira notes to the tune of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m was uncovered.

The operation followed a whistle blower's confidential alert regarding suspicious movement of bags in and out of a particular apartment in the building. Monies were found in two of the four bedroom apartment.

Foreign Crime: Blackman kills 3 white people in Fresno, California

Police say a California man identified as Kori Ali Muhammad (born Kori McDonald) shot and killed three white victims in Fresno, California, for no other reason but for their skin color. Muhammad picked the white men at random in three different locations Tuesday in Fresno, California, and fired 16 shots into them.
Around 10:45 a.m. local time, police officers with the Fresno Police Department responded to a scene after two gunshots were detected through ShotSpotter, a gunfire locator, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. Several more gunshots were detected nearby, Dyer said. A total of 16 rounds were fired in less than a minute in four different locations, Dyer said.

The suspect then encountered another white resident in the same neighborhood, who he shot at several times but missed.. He continued down Fulton Street, shooting and killing a pedestrian there, then witnesses say he calmly reloaded at a nearby bus stop., before he set off to Catholic Charities on North Fulton Street in

Foreign News: McDonald's employees delayed Facebook Live killer's fries so Cops could arrest him

Facebook killer Steve Stephens at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, ordered a 20-piece McNugget and a large French fries at a McDonald's drive-thru on Buffalo Road in Erie, Pennsylvania, store employees said. An employee recognized Stephens, and tried to stall him by pretending his fries weren't ready while they called police, the store's manager said.

Foreign Crime: Nigerian United Nations worker arrested for alleged strings of bank robberies in US

A 53-year-old Nigerian man who works at the United Nations was arrested in connection with a string of bank robberies in Manhattan, over the past month and a half, law enforcement sources tell News 4 New York. The NYPD’s Major Case Squad arrested Abdullahi Shuaibu, of Queens, on Monday, April 17th, at his office at the Foreign Press Centers across from the United Nations building. Police believe he robbed banks while on work breaks.

Crime: Graphics! Suspected kidnappers killed in gun duel with police in Abia State

Two suspected kidnappers were shot dead during a gun duel with the police along Factory Road, Aba, Abia State recently. Another wounded suspect was apprehended at the hospital where he had gone to receive treatment.

According to an eye witness, the suspects had kidnapped a couple heading home from church but luck ran out on them when the wife sighted some officers on patrol and raised alarm. More photos after the cut...

News: Rescue of all the abducted Chibok school girls may take years- Minister of Defence

Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen Mansur Ali says rescuing the remaining 195 Chibok school girls held captive by Boko Haram members would take years. Recall that the sect members on April 14th 2014, kidnapped 276 students from the Government Girls College Chibok in Borno state.

Some of them have been rescued while others fled the sect's camp in Sambisa forest. According to the Minister of Defence, the rescue of the remaining 195 girls might take years.

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News: Nigerians deserve to know the owner of the over $50m seized in Ikoyi- Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki, says Nigerians deserve to know the owner of the $50 million found in an apartment in Ikoyi by EFCC operatives on April 12th. In an interview with Arise TV on Tuesday, Saraki faulted the antigraft agency for not revealing the identity of the owner of the money after 7 days of discovery. He described the current situation as a circus which must stop.

Graphics: Photo of the 3 APC members burnt to death by mob in Benue State

Three APC members who were mistaken for armed robbers were killed by a mob in Adikpo in Kwabde local government area in Benue state yesterday April 18th. According to Facebook user, Apiah Ehpraims who is the Senior Special Assistant on Media at ALGON Benue state, the men killed were Denen Agber Kur, Sega Agber Kur and Jagba Uhembe. 
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