Showing posts from July 23, 2014

Photos: Chimamanda Adichie poses for Riposte magazine

Award winning writer Chimamanda Adichie photographed by one of Nigeria’s best photographers Lakin Ogunbanwo for Riposte Magazine. See more photos after the cut...

Madonna University student arrested for allegedly killing own father

A 27-year-old undergraduate of Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, Chijioke Ezebuiro, was paraded yesterday July 22nd by the Abia State Police Command for allegedly killing his 87-year-old father, Dr. Emmanuel Ezebuiro. This sad event comes barely three weeks after 21 year old Tolani Ajayi killed his 60 year old father inside the Redeemed Christian Church of God campground.

While parading Chijioke before newsmen, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna said Chijioke is the chief suspect in his father's death because he was the only one around when the deceased was brutally murdered on June 30th at his home in Umuoriehi, Isingwu in Umuahia North LGA of Abia state. 

According to his elder brother's statement to the police, Chijioke had often threatened to kill their father. The elder brother said he left their father and Chijioke at home to drop off his children at school only to return to find their father in the pool of his own blood. He immediately…

General Buhari’s Convoy Targeted By Second Kaduna Bomb Blast - Sahara Reporters

A source close to former military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has told SaharaReporters that a second bomb explosion that rocked the Kawo bus station in Kaduna today appeared to have targeted Mr. Buhari’s convoy. Three aides and security personnel traveling with Mr. Buhari to Daura, his hometown, have been confirmed injured in the afternoon blast.

A source close to former military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has told SaharaReporters that a second bomb explosion that rocked the Kawo bus station in Kaduna today appeared to have targeted Mr. Buhari’s convoy. Three aides and security personnel traveling with Mr. Buhari to Daura, his hometown, have been confirmed injured in the afternoon blast. 

Our source said that the bombers had trailed Mr. Buhari’s convoy and detonated the bomb as the convoy neared a bridge in Kawo. 

Our source said the retired General was in good condition, even though he was shaken up by the trauma of the attack. 

“Three of General Buhari’s aides were injured th…

51 die as TransAsia Airways crash lands in Taiwan #FlightGE222 #GE222

A TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed Wednesday into residential buildings in an emergency landing in Taiwan's Pengu Islands, killing scores of people, according to news reports.

The Taiwan news agency CNA initially put the death toll at 51 and later reported as many as 45 dead and 9 injured.

The British newspaper The Telegraphreports that the 72-seater plane was carrying 50 adults and four children.

The news agency says the twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 crashed just outside Magong airport around 7 p.m.local time.

It said Flight GE 222 took off at 5 p.m. in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, and was scheduled to land at Magong 35 minutes later.

CNN reports that Typhoon Matmo had just left the area around the islands and that visibility was bad as the plane was trying to land.

Magong is located in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, which are also known as the Pescadores. The islands are an archipelago off the western coast of Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait.

UPDATE: Bomb blast in Kaduna this afternoon 15 people dead

A bomb concealed in a red Volkswagen golf car one went off this afternoon July 23rd along Alkali road which leads to the popular Murtala Square in Central Kaduna killing at least 15 people.

According to eyewitnesses, the bomb went off as a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, drove past the road. They believe the bomb was targeted at his convoy but according to witnesses, the cleric escaped unhurt while passersby were killed.

The cleric is said to be an outspoken critic of Boko Haram and was on his way to the Murtala Square when the bomb went off. 

Counter terrorism: NPF signs on training with US Department of state

Press release from the Nigeria Police Force.

As part of comprehensive measures geared towards tackling emerging crimes, strengthening the criminal justice system and improving the capacity of officers in the area of technologies, new policing concepts and practices and effectively addressing the issues of insurgency confronting the nation especially in the North-Eastern part of the country, the Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday, July 23, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US  Department of States Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. Continue...

The MoU was executed by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc and the US Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle on behalf of the Nigeria Police Force and the US Government respectively. In his remarks, the Ambassador noted that the Police Force will benefit from the International Police Education and Training Programme run by the US aut…

Enugu Deputy Gov. to be served impeachment notice for rearing chickens in Govt house

22 out of the 24 members of the Enugu State House of Assembly yesterday July 22nd passed a resolution to serve the state deputy Governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, an impeachment notice over allegations of operating a commercial poultry farm within his official quarters in the state capital.

According to the lawmakers, the state deputy governor's action contravenes their Feb 12 2013 resolution which 'prohibited the maintenance and operation of a commercial livestock and poultry farms within residential neighborhoods in Enugu Metropolis in promotion of public health standards'.

They say an earlier directive by the state Governor, Chime Sullivan, to have the said poultry relocated by relevant ministry officials was disobeyed by the deputy governor who afterwards resorted to inviting pressmen to castigate the Governor. Continue...

The impeachment notice reads in part;
“Consequent upon the intimidation of the relevant officials of the government by the Deputy Governor in respect of the m…

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb blast in Kaduna

Bomb blast reported within Murtala Square area by Alkali Rd, Ungwar Sarki in Kaduna, according to reports, casualties are recorded in the explosion. details of what led to the explosion are still sketchy.

Details later.

Kalu in Forbes Magazine: The Nigerian millionaire who wants to negotiate with Boko Haram

When Orji Uzor Kalu, jet-setting Nigerian businessman and controversial politician is in Abuja, he usually spends most of his time at his sprawling mansion, which is located a few minutes’ drive away from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, the official residence of Nigeria’s President. It’s easily one of the most glamorous homes in Nigeria, and even comes with its own church.
The house is a Mecca of sorts. Highflying politicians, senior executives at his conglomerate, diplomats, private bankers and hangers-on typically have to wait for hours to get an audience with the man. When I meet him on a crisp afternoon in May, he’s relaxing his frame on a couch in the dining room, chatting with senior executives from one of his companies.
Orji Uzor Kalu is as eccentric, as he is charismatic. When I enter his dining room, he sizes me up quizzically for seconds, and then spontaneously welcomes me heartily to his home in my local dialect before offering a seat directly opposite him. In less than a …

6 days after downing passenger jet, rebels shoot down 2 Ukrainian military planes #MH17

Guess these rebels have no soul. They couldn't even give it time before they start shooting down planes again. Less than a week after shooting down a passenger jet carrying 298 people, pro-Russian rebels today Wednesday July 23rd shot down two Ukrainian military fighter jets close to the Russian border just 35km away from the Malaysian crash site.

A spokesman for Ukraine’s military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the Shaktersky region, but didn't have any information about the pilots.

Defence ministry says body of technician who died in Mi-15 crash is missing

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says the body of the technician who was killed in the Airforce Mi-35 crash on Monday in Bama, Borno state is missing. A statement on their website reads;
"Only one body has so far been recovered from the site of the crashed Air Force Helicopter.  The body of the technician who is the third member of the crew is yet to be located.  He is therefore declared Missing in Action until found. Rescue team continues the search in the vicinity of the scene of the accident".One pilot was recused alive, while the body of the second pilot has been recovered.

Lionel Messi Was Keen on Arsenal Move Before Signing New Barcelona Contract

Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi sounded out the chances of a move from Barcelona to Arsenal earlier this summer, Mail Online report.
Messi was said to be unhappy with the terms offered to him by Barcelona in a new contract at the Camp Nou, with Messi looking to assess all of his other options before he eventually penned the new deal until 2018.

The news surfaced from top Spanish website Vozpopuli, which claimed that the iconic forward asked Cesc Fabregas to talk to his agent Darren Dein about Arsenal's thoughts over the possibility of a Messi move to the Emirates.
The Barcelona number 10 had hoped Dein could have discussed a possible approach from Arsenal whilst simultaneously negotiating Fabregas' move to Chelsea.
However, due to Arsenal's strict wage structure it is thought the Gunners were not able to put an offer together to propose to Barcelona, especially as Messi's new buy-out clause now stands at £197 million and he is earning £16 million-a-year.

Photos: NDLEA arrest graduate, recovers 2.185kg drugs

Victor Ifeanacho (pictured above) who is a graduate of Business Administration and an indigene of Enugu state was arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with 2.185kg of illegal substance, methamphetamine.

The suspect was arrested as he attempted to board an Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Malaysia. 
After he was arrested, Victor who resides in the Badagry area of Lagos, said years of unemployment pushed him into the illegal business of drug trafficking. He said he was promised $3,500 if he was able to smuggle the substance to Malaysia successfully, where he would have been executed if caught “I am a graduate of Business Administration. I have been jobless since I graduated in 2008. After several years of joblessness, I became a commercial bus driver in Lagos. I am single and live in Badagry. A man I met at a hotel promised to assist me in getting a job in Malaysia. I was happy to travel out of the cou…

Photos: 'British tourist' caught having s^x in broad daylight between parked cars

The British like to have fun in weird ways! :-). Weeks after a British girl was filmed performing a s^x act on 24 men in a night club in Magaluf, a major holiday resort on Majorca, Spain, another British couple have been filmed being really naughty.

A shocking new video filmed on a street in Magaluf has emerged showing 'British tourist' having s^x in broad daylight between two parked cars. They were captured on film for two minutes by someone recording them through a window. (Above are screenshots from the video)

The shocking footage, which was shared on Youtube (its since been removed), shows the couple, suspected to be in their 30s, unfazed as cars passed them. And when they finished, the man kneels on the ground as the woman slowly gets to her feet and re-arranges her mini-skirt before he passes her a tissue. They couldn't get a room? Or it's something they needed to cross off on their bucket list? Lol. 

Pregnant women arrested for returning to baby factory

The Abia State Police Command has arrested seven pregnant young women for returning to a suspected baby factory,where they had earlier been rescued.

It was gathered that the women were rescued by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abia State Command.

Parading the women and other suspects on Tuesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, said the rescued women were arrested at Osisioma junction in Aba.

He said, “In the course of our investigation, we found out that the women had earlier been rescued by the NSCDC from a baby factory in Umunkpeyi, Isislangwa South.

“We found out that the NSCDC later hired a commercial bus to convey them back to their hometown in Imo State.

“However, as soon as the driver dropped them off at Douglass Road in Owerri, the women chattered another bus to take them back to the baby factory.”

The police also paraded three female suspects; Blessing Oluchukwu, Promise Onyezu, and Nkechi Kalu; who were arrested for all…

Have You Seen What Gov Amaechi Is Doing In River State

His critics say he was investing in an elephant project but today the story is different. The Rivers MonoRail is in full swing finally. Governor Rotimi Amaechi is sure ahead of his critics. Check out more photos below...

The first test run of the Rivers Monorail took place in Port Harcourt on Monday. Good job!

SO SAD: WATCH How Boko Haram Beheaded A Nigerian Air force Officer

A disturbing video has surfaced showing how members of the deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram, took the life of a Nigerian Airforce officer in Borno; they decapitated him and paraded with his head in a jubilant display.

The officer, who identified himself as Umar Abubakar during his interrogation, said that he was a member of the Section 9 of Nigerian armed forces engaged in counter-insurgency measures against Boko Haram.

In the video, Boko Haram insurgents asked the Airforce officer to state his monthly pay, he said N40,000. He also disclosed that his commanding officer was a 2nd lieutenant. The insurgents displayed their victim's ID as they were chanting that the world should know that Allah had given them an enemy.
"So you were sent to kill Boko Haram? And you are serving the state instead of Allah? We are members of Boko Haram and Allah has given us an infidel today," one of the Islamist sect's leaders said in the video...
Hoping reprieve would come his way, the capt…

11 parents of abducted girls die

The National Chairman, Chibok community, Pogu Bitrus, has said that four more parents of the abducted girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State have died thus raising the number to 11.

An online newspaper, The Cable quoted Bitrus as saying that seven of the parents of the girls abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect on April 14 from their hostel at Government Secondary School, Chibok, died of heart attack and frustration.

Bitrus was said to have made this disclosure on July 5, this year.

But speaking with the The Cable on Tuesday, Bitrus added that four more of the parents would not see their daughters again as they have lost their lives to the trauma visited on them by their children’s abduction.

“One father of two of the girls kidnapped just went into a kind of a coma and kept repeating the names of his daughters until life left him,” Bitrus said on Tuesday.

Bitrus added that at least four more parents died of heart failure, high blood pressure and other illnesses…

Nigerian Soldiers Are Escaping Due To Fear Of Boko Haram ––Chief of Army Staff

I thought the Presidency say we are winning the war against Boko Haram? Why are soldiers running nau?

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Kenneth Minimah has revealed that some army personnel have abandoned the force due to the fear of the deadly terrorists group, Boko Haram. Minimah, who made the revelation during a working tour of Lagos and its environs on Tuesday, condemned the actions of some soldiers who deserted the Force for fear of engaging in battle against Boko Haram.
“Sometimes, journalists ask me questions, saying soldiers are deserting their jobs because they don’t want to be killed in the North East. I tell them yes, it is true. Desertion is part of war. A real soldier is known when he is put in the warfront. The one who is not a soldier would run away and abandon his job. Our soldiers are recruited from the Nigerian society and, today, most people are not called to be soldiers, they joined because they are desperately in need of jobs...
“As long as there is war, there would con…

Man Cut Off This Girl's Breast While She Is Still Alive

The heart of man is wicked, truly it is. I wonder what this innocent looking girl would have done to those guys to make them visit such attrocity on her in broad day light? This is too bad! See the full pix below...

Sources say her breast was cut off by ritualists in Ado Ekiti on Monday but she managed to escape. Sad!

This Is My Story –Oby Ezekwesili Opens Up on SSS Detention

Former Education Minister and a champion of the #BringBackOurGirls Campaign, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has narrated her ordeals in the hands of security operatives at the Abuja International Airport on Monday.

Ezekwesili was delayed for over 40 minutes by men of the Department of State Security, who were said to have harassed her based on “orders from above.”

Narrating her ordeals to members of Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, to whom she is a trustee on Tuesday, Ezekwesili gave a blow by blow account of her ordeals in the hands of SSS:

Ezekwesili said after 10 minutes of waiting, she asked the officer why her passport was not handed over to her. He responded, “I am not doing this personally madam. I am simply acting based on instruction, and you of all persons should understand that.” “When it was 20 minutes into the process, and with BA announcing the final boarding call for the 8am flight, the officer walked out of the cubicle, heading off. I followed him, asking where he …