Friday, November 30, 2012

SCANDALOUS: He Didn't Rape Me, I Enjoyed It - Victim

A 22-year old man, Peter Victor has been arrested by the police and charged before a magistrate’s in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, for allegedly raping a 13-year old girl (name withheld)
He is now facing a charge of rape before the Magistrate, Mrs M B Folami.
The victim stunned the police and the court when she said she was not raped by Victor as claimed by the police.

BOKO HARAM: Sophisticated Weapons Discovered In Bomb Factory?

The Nigeria Army has demolished a suspected Boko Haram bomb factory in Zaria, Kaduna State, recovering many important items.
The Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, who confirmed the action to SaharaReporters and also sent pictures of the recovered items, said that the incident followed a Cordon and Search Operation which it carried out with other security agencies in the Kwanar Shahada, Jushin Chiki area of the city.
He described the bomb factory as a two-bedroom bungalow, and that there were Improvised Explosive Devices in “stage one state of readiness.”
The operation also recovered several IED-making components that include:
•    17 Sensor Mechanical Timers (Remote Controls)
•    11 Primed Suicide Bombers Vests
•    36 Primed IEDs in “Bobo” cans
•    One military kitbag with support items like saw, hammer, cello tapes and guns
•    2 gallons of paint containing prepared IEDs
•    2 gallons of turkey oil brand with prepared IEDs
•    7 rolls of wires of various lengths
•    One bag containing several sensors
•    25 nine volt batteries
The spokesman said that a 60-year old man, Umaru Mohammed,was arrested within the premises, and the house demolished.
He did not say why it was essential to demolish the building rather than turn it over to the police for further investigation.
Source: Sahara Reporters

BOKO HARAM: We Are With Our Mujahideen Brothers - Abubakar Shekau

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram has expressed solidarity with global jihadists, saying the US and Britain “should witness that we are with our mujahideen brothers,” in a video posted Thursday, SITE said.
According to SITE Intelligence Group, a US-based organisation, Abubakar Shekau gave the speech in Arabic in a 39-minute video posted to jihadist forums. It was not clear when it was recorded.

INCOMPETENCE: My Performance Is Poor Because Of Insufficient Funds - Diezani Alison Madueke

The Ministry of Petroleum has performed abysmally for the year 2012.

The Minister  of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, said  the finance ministry’s lackluster performance is a result of the non- release of budgetary allocation for the fourth quarter of 2012.
She said this on Thursday in Abuja at the Ministry’s budget defence before the National Assembly Joint Committees on Petroleum (Upstream, Downstream) and Gas.

BLOODY: Woman Stab Husband To Death Over Infidelity?

Residents of No. 8 Eze Street, off Okposi Street, Nkaliki, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State are still wondering on what. Could have prompted a woman to kill her husband whom she had lived with for several years.
Occupants of the compound woke in the morning to be greeted with the shocking news that Mr. Yaune Okorji, an Assistant Immigration Officer attached to Ebonyi State headquarters of the command has been reportedly killed by his wife during a domestic violence.

INTERESTING: Fashola Arrest Police Officer Over Traffic Law?

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday arrested a police officer who rode a 100CC engine motorcycle popularly called Okada on the Agege Motor Road, Ikeja.
The officer, Mr. Ebahan Johnson was accosted on the ever busy express road by the Governor during an inspection of projects in the Lagos-West senatorial district.

OBJ's MOSQUE: The Mysteries, Mission And His Men By Emmanuel Aziken

When the sharia legal system was launched in 1999, former President Olusegun Obasanjo had described it as Political Sharia which he said would fizzle away.
Having gone into what he claimed to be retirement, President Obasanjo last Friday caused a stir when he gathered Muslim associates of his to raise funds for a mosque project within his presidential library. Will it fizzle away like political sharia?

SANUSI SAGA: NLC, You Are Hypocrites - CPC

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has accused Nigeria’s labour leaders of hypocrisy for criticizing Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who recently called for a downsizing of the bloated public workforce and scrapping of the local government system.
In a presentation at the Annual Capital Market Retreat in Warri, Delta State, on Tuesday, Mr. Sanusi advised the Federal Government to sack half of its work force to maintain a sustainable economy.
Mr. Sanusi said Nigeria could not build its economy when 70 per cent of its earnings went to salaries and entitlements of civil servants.

SPENDING SPREE: Jonathan Waste N2.2 Billion On Presidential Banquet Hall?

FG says the present banquet hall is ill befitting.
The sum of N2.2 billion will be used for the construction of a new Presidential Banquet Hall in Abuja as the present hall, the Federal Government says, is not befitting the presidential residence.
“We notice that it is inconvenient, it is not in tandem with what is outside the country, even smaller countries have better Banquet Halls near the Presidential residence,” the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed said.

UNCOVERED: How Lawmakers Milk Nigeria Through Allowances?

Serving as a legislator in Nigeria’s National Assembly is seen by Nigerians as one the best jobs in the world. The pay has been termed “fantastic”. And apart from the highly impressive remuneration, lawmakers hardly get penalized for being late for work or even for absenteeism. With the return of Nigeria to democratic rule in 1999, politics suddenly became the most attractive profession to Nigerians; no thanks to the amount of money involved. Politically minded touts and layabouts have become “big men” just within months of being in office.

AUCHI ROBBERY: My Ordeal - Witness

The Polytechnic town of Auchi, in Etsako West Local Government Council of Edo State has not been the same since last Monday when dare-devil robbers invaded the town and attacked four banks.
About 15 persons, including three soldiers, were killed in the operation that lasted for about three hours. It was like a war scene as the armed robbers who stormed the town with sophisticated weapons rained bullets ceaselessly.

TERRIBLE: Man Roast Self After Poisoning Lover?

A middle aged man (names withheld) from Onitsha-Ezinihitte in Mbaise Council Area of Imo State has set himself ablaze after poisoning his lover of many years.
The deceased reportedly lured the unsuspecting girlfriend to a quiet place where he made her take the poisoned drink that killed her instantly.

OJUKWU'S WILL: Bianca Gets All?

Late Ojukwu and wife, Bianca
The will of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, was on Friday presented to the family with his widow, Bianca, getting the lion’s share.
The presentation by the Chief Registrar of the Enugu High Court, Mr Dennis Ekoh, was witnessed by Bianca, Mr Val Nwosu, Ojukwu’s first cousin, and Mr Mike Ejemba.
In the will, the late Ojukwu identified one Tenny Haman as one of his children.
Ojukwu listed the children as Tenny Haman, Chukwuemeka Jnr, Mmegha, Okigbo, Ebele, Chineme, Afam and Nwachukwu.

REVEALED: The Pictures Are Fake - Lagbaja

Few months after a picture  which claimed to be the facial identity of Bisade Ologunde popularly known as Lagbaja circulated online, the man behind the mask has decided to break his silence over the said picture.
Lagbaja cleared the air, while unveiling his latest studio effort and ninth album titled ” 200 Million Mumu; The Bitter Truth”, at his event outfit, Motherlan, in Opebi, Lagos, last week.
Reacting for the first time since the picture hit the internet, Lagbaja said, “people are very funny, this same picture has been put on internet before now with a similar story. They should know that Lagbaja is much older than the person there and I don’t have bald-head, may be by the time I have bald-head, he will look much like me.”

TOO BAD: FCT Minister In Land Grab Scandal?

FCT Minister’s Land Scandal Angers Presidency …Investigation Underway
The Presidency is angry with the Minister for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed for demanding 80 percent of a land a Malaysian group acquired for a mass housing project in Abuja.
A 14,000 housing units project, known as Malaysian Gardens, was launched by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006 and is located on about 500 hectares in Saraji District of Abuja.

Jonathan And The $31 Billion Question By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

When I wrote an article in 2011, stating that the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was spending two billion naira every day, including weekends, on security without commensurate returns on the lives of Nigerians, the president’s reaction was to have his then chief goon, General Awoye Azazi, arrest and detain me for publishing ‘misleading information’. In retrospect, I agree with the accusation – because the amount I stated hugely understated the grand larceny going on in government.

EXPOSED: How Former UBEC, TETFUND Bosses Vanished With N850 Million?

Documents Revealed Former UBEC, TETFUND Bosses Vanished With N850 Million
Following demand by several readers for proof that the out gone Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed got N850 million from Education Tax Fund (ETF), now TETFund, we hereby publish the following:
1. Copy of the letter from Modibbo to his colleague in ETF, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu requesting the release of the N850 million for “procurement of additional classroom sitting materials (CKD) for junior secondary schools-release of the 85% take-off grant.”

CONFESSION: The Day I Became A Yahoo Boy By Yomi Kazeem

Any young person with any semblance of wealth/income was targeted by these guys. They had almost caught up with Honda Accord car when Mr. Detective realized there was little room in our vehicle. ‘You no go settle us make we go catch another person?’.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hot Photo: Arik Air Passengers Luggage Torn And Missing?

There was pandemonium last Friday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) when passengers of Arik Airline from New York, United States, discovered that some of their luggage had been tampered with and valuables removed.
Passengers at the E-gate exit were so furious that they almost caused a scene at the airport but for the timely intervention of some custom officials.

N50 MILLION LOOT: Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) In Hot Soup?

RMD and Mrs. Philo Ajufo
Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Richard Mofe Damijo (popularly called RMD) and the acting General Manager of the state’s Tourism Board, Philo Nkem Ajufo, have allegedly embezzled N50 million belonging to the ministry.

MASSOB: Uwazuruike Beat SSS Officers, Escape Arrest?

Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Raph Uwazuruike, last weekend beat the men of the state security services, SSS, attached to late Dim Emeka Ojukwu’s residence and escaped arrest over alleged lawless activities during the traditional removal of mourning cloth by Ojukwu family at Umudim, Nnewi.

INTERESTING: Nigeria Spends N11 Billion Annually On Importation Of Tomato?

The over dependence on importation of tomatoes costs Nigeria N11 billion.

Nigeria spends over N11 billion on the importation of 65,809 tonnes of processed tomatoes annually, the Director-General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council, RMRDC, Peter Onwualu, said.
Mr. Onwualu said this in Gusau, Zamfara State, at the opening a one-day capacity building workshop on tomato juice processing and marketing in Zamfara.
He said that the trend would continue until adequate domestic food processing and storage facilities are put in place.

NATIONAL CENSUS: Be Captured Or Cease Being A Citizen Of Nigeria - Odimegwu

In a statement bound to raise dust and certain to conflict with the constitution, the Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Mr. Festus Odimegwu, has said any Nigerian who is not captured in the next demographic survey beginning next year will not be recognised as a citizen of Nigeria, after the 2016 national population census.

BIG BULLY: Police Raid Basketmouth's Embarssy Lounge?

On Friday November 23rd, the Nigerian police, without warning or any particular reason, raided four clubs located on University Road, Akoka, Yaba Lagos. The raid, led by the DPO from Yabo-Sabo police station, affected Basketmouth's EmBARssy lounge located at 12 University Rd, where at least 10 individuals were arrested without any reason. They were released the next day.

SURPRISING: Indomie Largest Factory In Kaduna, Shut Down?

Information reaching through security sources in Kaduna indicate that youths from five communities in Chikun local government area [LGA] shutdown and sealed off Africa’s largest indomie factory located in Kaduna South. The factory was sealed today at 6am.

INTERVIEW: I Was Paid N1,500 On Living In Bondage - Kanayo O Kanayo

Does the name Anayo Modestus Onyekwere mean anything to you? Nothing or just a little may be. What about Kanayo O Kanayo? Now I can hear you scream wow. But the two names belong to the same person, who undoubtedly is one of the biggest practitioners in Nigeria’s movie industry.

$12.4 BILLION OIL FRAUD: Case Quashed, IBB Still A Free Man?

The government said the Pius Okigbo report on the $12.4bn Gulf oil windfall is missing.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole on Thursday finally delivered the much awaited judgment on the controversial $12.5 billion oil windfall recorded by Nigeria under the leadership of retired General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida between 1985 and 1993. The money was alleged to have been misappropriated in a report of a panel coordinated by the respected economist, Dr. Pius Okigbo.

REVEALED: Only 5 Banks Are Healthy?

Only 5 banks are healthy – NDIC
The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) yesterday revealed that there are only five sound banks in the country, even as it stated there are no unsound banks.  Whereas 13 of the banks   are satisfactory, two of them are just marginal, says the deposit insurer. In its 2011 Annual Report and Statements of Accounts,  NDIC said the Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) were categorised under A to E, which means, A–Very Sound, B–Sound, C–Satisfactory, D–Marginal and E–Unsound, adding that there are no banks in the country that satisfied the condition to be in the category of Very Sound Bank and that there are no unsound banks at the end of 2011 fiscal year.

IBORI'S LOOT: Wale Babalakin Now Sick?

Lagos businessman accused of helping jailed former governor of delta State, James Ibori, to launder millions of dollars diverted to buy a private jet failed to show up before a Lagos court judge today.
Mr. Wale Babalakin could not be arraigned in court today as the Economic And financial Commission (EFCC) could not produce him before the judge.
However, Mr. Babalakin attorneys claimed that he was "too ill" to attend today's court hearing and thus pleaded with the judge to postpone his arraignment till a later date.
Saharareporters learns that since his planned arraignment, Babalakin has been moving around in Abuja, accompanied by his father to prevail on President Goodluck Jonathan to stop his arraignment by the EFCC.
The trial judge has adjourned his arraignment till December 12 2012.
Source: Sahara Reporters

NOLLYWOOD: Mercy Johnson Is Not My Type, I Am Not Her Friend – Tonto Dikeh

Highly controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, who recently had a messy fight with star actress Mercy Johnson, has confirmed the rift.
Tonto Dike who claims Mercy Johnson is not just her type, said she had let go of everything that transpired between them.
In a recent interview, when questioned on why she chose not to attend Mercy Johnson’s wedding, here is what the actress said: “That’s not the reason I didn’t attend her wedding. “It’s surprising, why people think you just have to be everybody’s friend.
“In the industry, I don’t know half of the producers and I work for them,I don’t even know half of my colleagues but I work with them.
“I kiss and hug them on set. We flow, we enjoy the friendship on set based on the energy and connection that exists between myself and the next person on set but that does not mean we are friends in the real sense of it. You can’t just be a friend to everybody, it’s a normal thing. Mercy Johnson is not just my friend.”
When asked about a serious fight she allegedly had with Mercy Johnson, here is what the actress said: “Even if I had, I had let go everything. It doesn’t really matter to me anymore. Everybody is doing well, it’s just because we are not close. We only did about two or three movies together. We have never been close friends.”
Source: Naija Exclusive

UNTHINKABLE: Police Rape Woman In Presence Of Crying Baby?

Policeman rapes woman in presence of crying baby
A police corporal with the Imo State Command is currently in trouble for raping a nursing mother, who had gone to the station to seek refuge.
Saturday Sun gathered that Mrs. Maureen Anyalebechi, from Umukabi Autonomous Community, in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area, Imo State, had, on November 10, 2012, gone to Umuguma Police Station to pass the night, when she could not locate the residence of her brother in the World Bank area of Owerri West Local Government Area.

MILITARY SCANDAL: Army Colonel Rape 16 Year Old Girl?

A serving Lieutenant Colonel with the Nigerian Army, W.L. Nzidee, has been dragged to a Magistrate Court I over alleged sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl (name withheld) in Kaduna. The accused is in charge of the MTO at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

BLOODBATH: 20 Ladies Slaughtered In Maiduguri?

The continuous killing of innocent souls is gradually becoming a norm in Bornu state as barely 24 hours after over ten people were slaughtered in the ancient city, another twenty ladies in mini skirts and trousers were again on Friday slaughtered in their homes in Maiduguri metropolis by some unidentified gunmen.
The ugly incident allegedly happened between 1am and 2am when people were deeply asleep due to the curfew imposed on the state recently.
DailyPost gathered from a source that the most affected area was Mary area; a major area where students of the University of Maiduguri live due to accommodation shortage on campus.
A source said ladies living at Gwange, London Chiki, Abbagaram and Kaleri areas were also attacked.
A JTF Commander confirmed the incident and assured that his men will bring all the perpetrators to book
Source: Daily Post

CONFESSION: I Sell Human Parts To Churches And Ritualists

It is no longer news that Clifford Orji the infamous Cannibal who terrorised Oshodi area of Lagos State is dead and buried, but his successor has just be discovered in Oloko Village, Ogun state.
Joshua Akindele, a 56-year-old man was caught by a vigilante group along Badagry-Seme border where he allegedly eats and sells human parts for ritual purposes.

STRANGE: The Mysterious Death Of A 9 Month Old Boy?

When both Mr. Anthony and Dr. Jennifer Abuneme gave birth to their first child on Feb. 11, 2012, their joy knew no bounds. In their excitement, the couple decided to christen the new born baby, Osezua Emmanuel.
Among the Ishan of Edo State, the name Osezua means ‘good things come from God’. It was understandable. The Abunemes got married on May 14, 2011 and the same month, the wife got pregnant and later gave birth to a bouncing baby boy.

INTERESTING: Rapists Will Now Lose Their Manhood In Osun?

The Osun State government has sent a bill to the House of Assembly, seeking stiffer penalties for rapists, including cutting off of the joystick.
Mrs. Mofolake Adegboyega, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, told newsmen yesterday in Osogbo that the bill recommended among other penalties, the cutting off of the “third leg.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the commissioner as saying that the “Violence Against Women and Children Bill,’’ was aimed at reducing the cases of molestation in the state.
The commissioner, who expressed sadness at the increasing trend, especially, that of minors, said the state government was working out possible solutions.
According to her, one of the ways of curbing the problem is the bill, which has been sent to the House of Assembly.
She said the bill would spell out details of punishment for culprits within the confines of the law.
Adegboyega cited Saudi Arabia, where legs and even heads of culprits are cut off for serious offences, stressing that it would not be too much to cut off the manhood of a Molester.
Source: Leadership

TOO MUCH: US Lost Over N7.56 Billion To Nigerian Fraudsters In 2011?

“The most vulnerable Americans are between the ages of 40 and 59 while women are three times more likely to be scammed than men.”
Nigerian fraudsters duped United States citizens of N7.56 billion ($50.4 million) in 2011 alone, a senior official of the U.S. consulate in Nigeria, Michael Bonner, has revealed.
Chief among the scams used by the fraudsters is the Advance Fee Fraud popularly called 419.
Speaking at a workshop in Lagos titled “The Dynamics of Cashless Economy and Emerging Methods in Financial Crimes for Investigators and Prosecutors,” Mr. Bonner said Americans lost over N855 thousand ($5,700) per hour to Nigerian scammers.
He said US authorities receive about 15 complaints per day from Americans scammed by these fraudsters; a daily total of N20.7 million ($138,000).
According to Mr. Bonner, the most vulnerable Americans are between the ages of 40 to 59 while women are three times more likely to be scammed than men.
Nigeria’s unenviable reputation as the hub of financial and online crimes is unrelenting. Last week global financial management firm, KPMG rated the country as the most fraudulent to do business in Africa. Despite claims by the government that it is fighting corruption, the firm blamed regulatory failure and a herculean legal process for failure to punish perpetrators.
Growing unemployment, officially put at over 40 per cent also means that majority of the population who are youth are easily drawn to (cyber) crimes.
Source: Premium Times

$12.4 BILLION FRAUD: IBB's Trial Postponed Again?

Nigerians will have to wait another week to know if Civil society groups have the right to know how $12.4 billion gulf oil windfall was spent by the Federal Government under former Military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida, following the adjournment of a suit over the money.
Gabriel Kolawole, presiding judge of the Federal High Court, Friday morning, postponed the delivery of judgement on the matter to November 29.

BAD DRIVERS: Governor Yakowa’ s Convoy Kill Orange Seller?

A roadside orange seller was killed on Thursday by a high-speed convoy belonging to Kaduna State governor, Patrick Yakowa, the victim of a car carrying one of his commissioners.
And despite efforts to kill the story in the Nigerian media, an angry Kaduna resident who called SaharaReporters confirmed that the governor’s convoy not only killed the orange seller in a high-speed race in Kaduna town, but that the governor did not stop upon learning that his commissioner’s car was involved in the accident.

INTERVIEW: My Mother Danced With Mother Mary In Heaven - Onaiyekan

My mother danced with Mother Mary in heaven day I was made Cardinal – Onaiyekan
The Catholic community in Nigeria and across the world would today rejoice, as Pope Benedict XVI installs Archbishop John Onaiyekan as a cardinal. Ahead of his installation, the new cardinal spoke with Saturday Sun in Abuja.

EXPOSED: How Cocaine Is Smuggled In And Out Of Nigeria?

Cocaine in unthinkable packages
Nigerians were recently stunned when some neatly packed and appetising roasted chickens, which had arrived the country from Brazil, aboard a Turkish Airline flight from Sao Paulo, were discovered to contain hard drugs.  The drugs were concealed in the roasted chickens, with the intention to fool security officials. It was a new way drug traffickers devised to pull the wool on the eyes of security personnel at the airport and bring in hard drugs.
The kingpin of the drugs syndicate, Mr. Vincent Chegini Chinweuwa, had revealed that it took three days to package the roasted chickens for onward transmission to Nigeria, adding: “I was confident that the drug will not be detected. I’m surprised I’ve been caught.” A conservative estimate of the street value of the drugs, which was impounded, was put at about N24 million.
Airport Commandant of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Mr. Hamza Umar, had said of this: “We discovered 2.655kg of cocaine inside roasted chickens.  It is a remarkable seizure because no one would have imagined cocaine worth several millions inside roasted chickens.”
Investigation revealed that drug traffickers have, indeed, devised various new ways to bring in their merchant of death into the country. Sometimes, they are caught. Some other times, they succeed in beating the security dragnet at the airports and borders.
Speaking on this, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, said: “Drug barons are becoming more and more sophisticated in drug concealment, as recent discoveries show.  The essence of drug concealment is to avoid detection and seizure.  In order to prevent huge financial losses, arrests and prosecution, drug barons go the extra mile in hiding their drugs.”
Growing sophistication
Checks revealed that gone are the days when male drug traffickers simply ingested the stuff while their female counterparts inserted it into their private parts. The barons are now devising new ways of packaging drugs to beat security.
Twenty six-year-old Nzeka Christian was nabbed by eagle-eyed anti-narcotic agents at MMIA, with drugs packed in two big tins of tomato paste.  The street value of the drug was put at about N5 million. According to Umar, “the two big tins of tomato paste, with 1.8kg of methamphetamine, were found in Nzeka’s bag.  The bag contained clothes and foodstuff, like yams, rice, beans, garri and spaghetti.  The food items were meant to distract officers from the tomato paste.”
He added: “This is an interesting seizure, because it is not a common place concealment. The mode is a reflection of the sophistry of drug trafficking.  I am glad that the arrest has prevented the execution of the suspect in Malaysia.”
Interestingly, before embarking on the trip, Nzeka slept in the church and received prayers from his pastor for a successful outing. “I was in the Church and my pastor prayed for me for a successful trip,” he volunteered.
Indeed, investigations revealed that many drug traffickers now seek spiritual help before embarking on the deadly assigment. They contract pastors, alfas and spiritualists for help.
A source disclosed: “In the desperation of drug traffickers to succeed in their business, many of them are now going to pastors, alfas and spiritual people so that they can pray for them not to be caught by anti-narcotic agents at the airports or elsewhere”. It was gathered that many clerics of different hue are actually smiling to the bank because they are usually well renumerated by their ‘clients’. A cleric at Okota, Lagos, is known for praying for drug traffickers and his place is always a beehive of activities. In the same vein, an Owerri-based pastor popularly known as Odeshi pastor (indestructible pastor) is notorious for this. He was operating around Bongo village before his church was pulled down recently. Another of his ilk operates at Oko-Afo in Badagry area of Lagos.
Traffickers in illicit drugs also conceal their goods in customised underwear and hair wigs.  Recently, Miss Anene Blessing Iruoma, 26, and Miss Obiakor Maryam Okwudili were apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja for attempting to smuggle 3.6 kilogrammes of methamphetamines in their customised brassieres, pants and hair wig.  The destination of the duo was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where drug traffickers pay the supreme price if caught.
Susan Eneanya, 32, was caught at the MMIA with 900g of methamphetamine hidden in the soles of a pair of shoes. When arrested, Susan said: “I did not know that things will turn out this way. I was given the assurance that the drug will not be detected and that everything would be fine.  I was told to ingest the drug, but I was afraid, so it was hidden instead inside the sole of one of my shoes and I felt it would not be detected.”
Twenty-five-year-old London-based fashion designer, Animasaun Sunbo, was arrested during the screening of passengers on a British Airways flight to London with 30 sachets of cocaine weighing three kilogrammes inside two chocolate containers inside her bag.
Also, one of the new methods of drug smuggling is turning cocaine into ice cream.  Martin Ikechukwu was nabbed by NDLEA operatives at the MMIA with 9.500kg of creamy substance that tested positive to cocaine while returning from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The parcels containing the ‘ice cream’ cocaine were strapped round the body of four coolers.  The street value of the drug was put at over N90 million.
Illicit drugs are also being smuggled in cooking pots. Nwokeocha Bartholomew Chimezie, 43, an indigene of Aro-Ndizuogu, in Imo State, was arrested at MMIA for concealing 4.1kg of heroine in cooking pots imported from India. The suspect said: “I went to India for an eye surgery.  In the process, I met a friend who gave me the cooking pots. He told me that it was a gift for his sister in Nigeria that just put to bed.”
Condoms for cocaine
Drug traffickers are also putting condoms to other uses. They use it to facilitate the ingestion of cocaine turned from powdery substance to oily matter. Egbo Innocent Oluchukwu and Ejimbe Christian Chidi were caught at MMIA for allegedly ingesting liquid cocaine poured into male condoms. According to Umar: “They thought that the scanning machine will not detect liquid cocaine, but they were wrong”.
Oluchukwu, who arrived from Tanzania, said: “The Venezuelan who gave me the drug told me that it will be difficult for the machine to detect liquid cocaine when ingested. I ingested 70 wraps of the drug using water because I was desperate.”
Wine and juice
Drug cartels are equally packaging drugs like wine and juice drinks. In other words, illicit drugs are being liquefied. Patrick Chukwuemeka (32) was arrested at MMIA with 7.1kg of liquid cocaine valued at N63.9 million.  The drug was emulsified and packaged as wine.
According to Giade: “The liquid cocaine that was first intercepted was packaged to look like juice sent through courier service from Trinidad and Tobago. In another case, it was difficult for the machine to pick out the liquid form of cocaine in the tummy of the trafficker, but our personnel were meticulous before our sophisticated machines finally discovered it.”
Relay race
To evade arrest, drug traffickers engage in some kind of relay race. Rather than take direct flights to their destination, they make painstaking detour.  For instance, heroin known to be trafficked from India, Pakistan and Iran, is now coming into Nigeria through other routes, such as Tanzania.
Source: Sun News

SHOCKING: Over 12,000 Federal Projects Abandoned?

An estimated 11, 886 federal government projects were abandoned in the past 40 years across the country, Founder of the Africa Diaspora Research in Charis Complex, Centurion, South Africa, Professor Kole Omotoso, has said.

DEADLY: Boko Haram Attack Abuja Police Base?

The deadly sect says it has put its house in order for more attacks
Gunmen, early Monday, attacked the headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Abuja leading to a shootout for many hours.
The men are believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect who attempted to free their members being held by the police.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the attack was repelled by the police. No casualty was reported.
The daring attack came less than 24 hours after suspected Boko Haram members detonated explosives at a church in a major military training compound in Jaji, Kaduna State.
A man, who claimed to be a senior member of the sect told PREMIUM TIMES, Monday, that “we (the group) have put our house in order and Nigerians have not seen anything yet.”
Police Force spokesperson, Frank Mba, could not be reached for comment.
Security operatives have already cordoned the Apo area of Abuja where the attack occured.
A manhunt has already been launched to locate the attackers who security sources believe are still hiding around the vicinity.
The security forces last week declared the leaders of the sect wanted, placing a bounty on them.
Source: Premium Times

DIVORCE: My Husband Denied Me Sex For 10 Years - Wife

The husband said it was the wife that starved him of sex.
A house wife, Saratu Haruna, on Monday, dragged her husband, Isa Mainika, before a Kaduna Sharia Court two, Magajin Gari, for allegedly denying her sex for 10 years.
Ms. Haruna of Kawo, in Kaduna North Local Government Area, told the court that she was no longer interested in the marriage.

INTERESTING: Churches And Mosques Will Now Report Financial Transactions From January 2013?

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said it had designed an accounting system for churches, mosques and other not-for-profit organisations, adding that it will compel them to report their financial transactions periodically from January 2013.
Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, FRC, Mr. Jim Osayande Obazee, who said this in a keynote address presented at the 2012 annual conference of the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) held in Ijebu-Ode at the weekend, explained that the move was to ensure that more Nigerians are dragged into the corporate tax net.
This, according to the FRC boss, is also in line with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
This came just as the Director, Corporate Communications, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Ugochukwu Okoroafor disclosed that in addition to FSDH Securities Limited which on Friday announced that it has gotten a license to operate as a merchant bank, a South African bank –Rand Merchant Bank, has also been granted a merchant banking license to operate in Nigeria.
Continuing, Obazee said: “We want to release our Statement of Accounting Standards (SAS) 32 because we want churches and charities to begin to present accounts. They just file returns to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and so long as they pay the N1000, they are home and dry. But we are saying that they must report their financial transactions in proper format.
“Also, once charity organisations engage in non-charity activities, they would have to submit those goods for taxable purposes. A country is not run by oil, but by tax. Go to the internet and you see all the branches of the Redeemed Christian Church in United Kingdom, you will see their accounts and over there, they fully disclose the amount collected as a church. But in our own, people are asking me: “Jim, do you want God to render account.”
He also stressed the need for an independent supervisory body, to regulate the activities of manufacturing companies in the country, in order to forestall another crisis in the economy.
“The fact that nobody is regulating manufacturing companies is completely wrong. We believe that banks take deposit, but we are forgotten the fact that if we go to Guinness, Nigerian Breweries, Lafarge, Dangote, even Chivita, they all take depositors. They tell you that for you to take products from them you have to take deposit and all these deposits become their working capital, which is interest free. So, if we are concentrating on just banks because we believe others are not taking deposits, then the entire system is not protected.
“Excessive credit growth can emerge anywhere in the system and impinge on the entire system. In the United States, the finger was pointed at unregulated mortgage brokers. Nigeria too has unregulated areas. For instance, non-bank finance companies, manufacturing companies and oil companies are lightly regulated.
“By ignoring these links, and by overburdening the regulated banking system, we risk driving more and more activity into the lightly regulated areas. We have forgotten so quickly that we had the now Unilever (with stock), Cadbury (with stock and Goodwill), well after we had Apha Merchant bank (with paper profits).”
He insisted that in order to achieve political stability in the country, there was need to draw more of the poor into the growth process through financial inclusion. According to him, nearly 75 per cent of the credit obtained by households that are below median income is from informal sources.
Commenting further on the activities of the merchant banks, Okoroafor said: “That is a huge signal of international interest in our market and we believe that early next year, they will commence operations in Nigeria. There are several other interests from international in Nigeria. We have also converted the license of FSDH Securities Limited to that of a Merchant Bank.
“These merchant banks are more like investment banks. They are going to be the ones that would help make projects bankable, like infrastructure. They are also going to assist in ensuring that more companies are taken to the capital market.”
Source: ThisDay

Is It Right Or Wrong To Own A Jet? It Goes Deeper By Pastor Tony Rapu

The controversy surrounding Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s recent receipt of the gift of a jet has cast a harsh glare of scrutiny on the Church and its leaders. It has also caused no small dissension among pastors and Christians. This has been amplified by the social media where the vigorous debate has gone viral. As president of the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, he is seen not only as an important and influential figure in Christian circles but also, the most prominent representation of Christian leadership in the country. His profile also makes him influential in the corridors of power where he is seen to represent the Christian position on national issues. All this has made his acquisition of a jet an issue of contention. Of course, he is not the first to own a private jet. Some other pastors and clerics do and so do a number of politicians, tycoons and socialites. But perhaps because of his profile, his pastoral vocation and prominence, Oritsejafor has drawn attention and ire. Or perhaps because the media in very recent times has been awash with heated debate on the issue of ownership of jets in Nigeria, the acquisition of yet another jet by yet another prominent Nigerian was just more fuel for the fire of contention.
On one side, there are those who have vehemently condemned the ownership of jets by pastors. They criticize the trend as too ostentatious, too flamboyant and as being at complete variance with the sobriety and low profile expected of ministers of the gospel. They have gone ahead to berate especially, Pentecostal pastors for fleecing the people. Furthermore, they argue, such displays of wealth are not in consonance with a reality in which the vast majority of the country’s population is mired in poverty. The opposition counters that Oritsejafor is well within his rights as an individual to receive gifts from his congregation in appreciation of his service to God and humanity. They say that the jet is less a luxury than a necessity; a tool for aiding the ministry of an evangelist whose missions require him to be able to travel swiftly and at short notice without suffering the bottlenecks and aggravation of the airports and public aviation. Thus, the jet should be properly seen as an instrument of the gospel. Perhaps if Paul the Apostle were alive today he would have achieved much more if he had a jet and a mobile phone. There is also the idea that Oritsejafor has been justly blessed by God for his 40 year meritorious exertion for the sake of the gospel; and that the new jet is simply an example of God rewarding his servants with material prosperity. Therefore, those criticizing him are belly-aching, envious and speaking out of a mindset conditioned by poverty that cannot grasp the awesome grace of God in the lives of his servants. How can we mediate this collision of fiercely-held views?
The truth of the matter is that clerics are well within their rights to acquire or receive jets or other material assets. They have the inalienable right to pursue after ownership of property or other material acquisitions. God is a God that cares about the material endowment of His people and asking His servants to swear to vows of chastity and poverty negates the tenets of our faith and becomes a throwback to the medieval days of the Church of monks, nuns and monasteries. But as we delve deeper into Scripture we begin to see other considerations that inform our perceptions of what is right or wrong. Paul the Apostle in 1 Corinthians 6:12 says, ‘All things are permissible but not all things are beneficial or expedient.’ Or as The Message Bible succinctly renders it: ‘Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate.’ The import of the Apostle Paul’s admonition is clear – the fact that something is legal does not mean that it is beneficial. While pastors might be well within their rights to acquire or receive jets, what makes it right at this time is its interpretation on the platform of motive and expediency.
So the question is not ‘is it right or wrong to own a jet?’ It goes deeper. The more penetrating issue being unearthed is ‘is it expedient at this time to own a jet?’ Elisha the Old Testament prophet berated his servant Gehazi who had surreptitiously obtained some gifts from Naaman the Syrian General. Elisha asked Gehazi, ‘Is it the time to receive money and to receive clothing?’ (2 Kings 5:26). The question for Gehazi was that of expediency of the moment. There were other issues at stake. There were other considerations. Solomon the wisest man who ever lived said ‘To everything there is a season and time to every purpose under heaven.’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1) The Apostle Paul also urges us to ensure that our liberty in Christ does not become a source of grief to others or cause them to sin. He said, on one occasion, that he was legally justified to eat food offered to idols, a practice that would have horrified many of his listeners who found such pagan practices abhorrent. But Paul conceded that if something he had a liberty to do caused his brothers to stumble, he would refrain from doing so.
Thus, careful and continuous thought must guide our daily decisions beyond the technical issues of right or wrong. There is another process of thinking that should inform our perceptions of what is permissible and what is not. Therefore, legitimate questions can be asked about the propriety of owning a jet in a country where poverty is rife (unfortunately it is often done in cruel and contemptible language). People’s perceptions of issues are their own realities. The ownership of jets currently paints a picture of pastors who live in alienated opulence, quite removed from the laity to whom they minister. This unfortunate and unflattering portrait casts a dark shadow on our witness and our ministry. With the growing trend of jet ownership, we also run the risk of being ensnared in the trap of competitive acquisition and conspicuous consumption. For instance, a jet that can only cover the African continent might soon be deemed unsatisfactory and discarded in favour of a jet that is capable of transatlantic distances. After a while, it may not be enough to be able to fly to Europe at a moment’s notice; one may find it necessary to find a jet that can cover greater distances, perhaps reach America or the Far East. How far do we go in acquiring such expensive items in the name of facilitating the gospel? Secondly, the more we seek or accept such expensive gifts, which are not just pricey but also inordinately expensive to maintain, the more beholden we will be as pastors to those who can afford us the means to maintain them. Already, in many churches, attention is heavily skewed in favour of the rich and the powerful. In a country where corruption and abuse of power are rife, this leaves the pastors open to charges of colluding with the corrupt. Indeed, we must humbly admit that many who bring gifts to our churches may have obtained them through dubious means and questionable methods. This exposes us to accusations of sanctifying greed, theft and graft, in return for receiving expensive gifts and status symbols. It also negates our ability to operate with moral and prophetic authority and fulfill the function of speaking truth to power – a much needed role in our society which is steeped in moral degeneration. Under these circumstances, the ownership of jets must be deemed, as Paul the Apostle clarified, ‘technically legal but spiritually inappropriate’.
So also are all displays of ostentation that cast clerics in the mould of the super-rich elites. The argument that a pastor is entitled to a jet because bank chieftains, moguls and CEOs own theirs as well reflects a misunderstanding and misrepresentation of pastoral ministry. There should be no basis for comparison. Our goal should be to emulate Christ, not to compete with CEOs. There is a need for sobriety in the times in which we live. We have to always balance the things that are permissible with sensitivity to the expediency of the times in which we live and continuously process the ethical demands of our higher calling – – an understandably difficult and arduous task. Indulging in displays of opulence is currently inconsistent with those demands. This is why pastors in a spirit of deference, ought to see this debate, not through the prism of technical legality, but through the prism of spiritual propriety. The gospel is already, in the words of Paul, ‘a stumbling block.’ Our insensitivity in these depraved and trying times need not constitute another stumbling block. We live in times of national turmoil, combustive passions and volatile emotions; times in which the people we lead, as God told Jonah concerning Nineveh, do not sometimes know their right hand from their left.
* Dr. Rapu is the Senior Pastor and head over the multi-faceted group of ministries comprising This Present House, God Bless Nigeria, The Underground Church and The Waterbrook.

Source: Daily News

CHILD ABUSE: Reps Member To Marry 23 Year Old Beauty Queen?

A member of the lower House of the National Assembly representing Ife Federal Constituency, Hon. Rotimi Makinde has come out to defend his decision to take a new wife, Oyebanke Oyelami, a final year student of political science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State after waiting for a while.
The young and dynamic legislator who was a movie actor, producer, auto dealer, hotelier and an accountant at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC before joining politics recently stepped out with beautiful Oyebanke, the reigning Miss Osun State and this has started generating controversy in some quarters as some bad belles have said the man dumped his first wife for the beauty queen.

SHAME: FRSC Deceived The Nation On Lagos BRT Accident?

After a weekend that was awashed with reports of the attacks of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on different locations in Northern Nigeria, the last thing the already depressed people of this nation needed was a terrifying rumor on the first day of a new week.
But contrary was the case, when the nation was again thrown into a great panic, as the Federal Road Safety Corps on its twitter handle confirmed a news that a BRT bus had plunged into a lagoon of the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge.
The FRSC confirmation came after journalists, who got hold of the news earlier were out to verify the news. While journalists, media houses, relatives of those who ply the road, and other concerned citizens were looking forward to a confirmation from the state government and relevant government agencies, the Federal Road Safety Corps via its Twitter handle (@FRSCNigeria) verified the story, causing more confusion.
The tweet at 12:33pm reads: “A fully loaded BRT bus fell off the Third Mainland Bridge into the Lagos lagoon, 26-11-12. Rescue work in progress. Motorists must be cautious.”
As a responsible media organization that does not rely on speculations, DailyPost quickly got in touch with the Lagos FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Nseobong Akpabio. Speaking to our correspondent over the phone, Akpabio said: “The news about the BRT bus is not true.” When queried further on the information posted on the agency’s Twitter handle, he responded by saying “I am yet to confirm that.”
Apparently rattled by the nationwide confusion the blunder had triggered, the agency quickly deleted the tweet and immediately replaced it with another at 1:59pm (86 minutes later).
The tweet reads: “The news retweeted by FRSC on an accident involving a BRT (bus) in Lagos could not b confirmed. Pls disregard d information.”
A cross section of Nigerians have referred to the FRSC confirmation of the rumour as unprofessional. Some of them who were already on their way to the Third Mailand Bridge had told our correspondent, that the FRSC tweet was deceitful and unclear. They said it clearly depicted reprehensible incompetence and indicated that the official who typed it was under pressure.
But the question on the lips of many Nigerians is what would have led to such a rumour at the time the nation is still struggling to come out of the fever of Boko Haram bombings.
Source: Daily Post

DANGEROUS: Bad Robbers Bomb Banks In Auchi?

Dare devil armed bandits took over Auchi town in Edo State, Monday, robbing banks, after using bombs and dynamites to blow up the banks.

It was gathered that the robbers invaded the town with sophisticated weapons and blocked all exit points before launching the attack on the banks.

Three new generation banks on Poly Road and a first generation bank at Igbe Road were said to have been attacked by the robbers.

An eyewitness told Vanguard, that security operatives, including members of the Joint Military Task Force, were overwhelmed.

Vanguard learnt that soldiers attached to Army School of Electrical Engineering in Auchi, were unable to move against the robbers because they had no orders to do so.

A student of Auchi Polytechnic, who spoke to Vanguard, said: “They are still shooting every where and the bombs are shaking the houses and roofs. Some roofs have been blown off and no body knows what is happening outside for now because every body has run inside their houses. The entire place is like ghost town now.”

Edo North Area Commander of the police, Mr. David Jimwan, could not confirm the news that a police station was bombed, saying “we cannot tell the situation now until things settled down.

At press time, the robbers were still operating with no resistance from the police. Security doors of the banks and ATM machines were not spared during the attack as they were destroyed by explosives.

Residents of the area ran for their lives on hearing the explosions. No death was recorded so far, but the robbers had a field day as they were not challenged by security operatives, who were no where to be found.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Anthony Arhuoyo, did not pick his call.
Source: Vanguard

OGUN STATE: The Kidnappers Nest?

Just before dawn on Sunday 11 November 2012, Alhaji Safiriyu Araba, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aranse-Olu Merchant Dealers, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, left his home at Adebayo Lawal Street, Olorunsogo, Molipa, in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of the state, to pray at the nearby Osenatu Iyalode Mosque. Immediately after the prayers, at about 6 a.m., when the worshippers were exchanging pleasantries, some armed young men, who witnesses later said had been lurking in the area since 4 a.m., walked into the mosque and told everybody there to lie on the floor, face-down. One of the intruders identified Araba as the person they were looking for and the 56-year-old indigene of Ago-Iwoye was ordered to get up and get into a car parked outside the mosque. The intruders then collected from the worshippers their mobile phones, got into the vehicle with Araba, and sped away with him. Many initially thought Araba was abducted by some of his associates he might have wronged in a business deal. But this notion was dispelled by his heavily pregnant wife, who swore her husband was a honest building materials merchant: “…Alhaji did not have any deal with anybody; everybody in this town can attest to that. He is an easy going person. Hardly do people believe that he is Aranse because of his humility.”

INTERESTING: Atiku Kneels Before OBJ?

The crowd at the venue of the 2012 Comptroller-General of Customs' conference in Katsina applauded as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar knelt down to greet his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo.

2013 BUDGET: Police Will Fight Boko Haram With N2 Billion?

The Nigeria Police Force has earmarked N2 billion out of its 2013 budget of N319 billion for logistics, intelligence gathering and purchase of anti-terror equipment in order to step up the war against terror.
The Boko Haram insurgency is the most serious terrorism challenge facing Nigeria at this time.
Caleb Olubolade, the Minister of Police Affairs, said this in his presentation at the 2013 budget defence session before the House of Representatives committee on Police Affairs in Abuja on Monday.

HORROR: Another Terrorist Group In Abuja?

Contrary to the national belief that the dreaded sect, Boko Haram was responsible for the bombing of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad’s headquarters (SARS) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Monday, another radical Islamist sect- Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan has claimed responsibility for the attack.

SCANDALOUS: SS2 Student Rape 4 Year Old Girl?

A 17-year-old Senior Secondary School student of Ansar-u-Deen Secondary School, Saki, Oyo State, (names withheld), has been arrested by the police in connection with an alleged defilement of a four-year-old girl (names withheld).

The incident was reported to have occurred on Sunday, November 11 at Ile Mesiah, Modina area of Saki, when the little girl’s mother, Mrs Sherifat Ahmed, sent her on an errand to go and buy a razor from a neighbour’s shop within the compound they reside in.

The woman, in her report at Saki police station, claimed that after about 30 minutes, she stepped out of her room to check on her daughter but saw her coming out of the shop, which door was closed in contrast to how it was usually left open.

Mrs Ahmed told the police that she also noticed that the girl’s skirt had been removed while her pants were torn. This, she added, prompted her to check her daughter’s private, and to her bewilderment, she noticed a deposit of slimy substance like semen.

Based on the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Mr Mohammed Suleiman Baba, a Superintendent of Police, sent some detectives to the scene and the suspect was promptly arrested. After initial investigation, the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Iyaganku, Ibadan, for further investigations.

However, during an interview with Crime Reports, the suspect denied having carnal knowledge of the little girl, saying that the woman lied against him because of the problem he had with her which made them not to be on speaking terms.

Sobbing as he was narrating how the incident happened, the teenager said: “The girl came to buy blade from my stepmother’s shop. She asked me to help her attend to the girl and I did, after which I went back upstairs where we live. About five minutes after, the girl’s mother came and wanted to break my head with a stick but I stopped her with my hand.

“My stepmum came out and appealed to her but she was shouting that I defiled her daughter. My stepmother begged her again and told her to await my father’s arrival. When my father returned to the house, he was angry with the woman’s report, saying that he had warned us not to mingle with small kids in our compound again.

“He took a cane and beat me, after which I went to wash my clothes. It was while I was doing this that police came to arrest me. I had a quarrel with the woman and I stopped greeting her. Maybe that was why she told a lie against me.”

Confirming the story during a press briefing recently, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Clement Adoda, said the boy would soon be charged to court. Crime Reports gathered that the case was eventually charged to court on Friday, November 16. The magistrate adjourned the case to November 29 while she ordered that the suspect be kept in police custody till the date of adjournment.

Source: 247NigeriaNews

FACTS: EFCC, More Boost For Corruption?

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, cannot convict high profile thieves. EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde, while asking for more money to run his unproductive organisation told the Senate that big thieves had resources to keep their loot while their cases linger in court.

DIVORCE: Pack Out Of My House Or ..... - Wife

It was yet another sequence of drama at a grade A customary court, Ojo, Lagos when a married man was threatened by his wife to pack out of her house or face her wrath.
Mr. Bede Chuks Obiadazie has been ‘squatting’ with his wife for years; he has been living in a house built by his wife and contributing less or nothing to the construction and finishing of the four-bedroom bungalow before their marriage got into troubled waters two months ago.

Hot Photo: The Auchi Armed Robbery, Banks Bombed?

Armed bandits yesterday raided three banks and destroyed a police outpost in Auchi Edo state.
Eyewitnesses said the robbers invaded Auchi through Wareke-Auchi road after dislodging a Nigerian Army checkpoint leading to Auchi township.
The armed robbers then proceeded to raze down the Auchi Police command after successfully robbing GT and Access banks in the town.
A bank manager from GT bank was kidnapped and later released.
Two soldiers and several civilians including students of the Auchi Polytechnic were reportedly injured.
Source: Sahara Reporters