Showing posts from October 27, 2014

48 year old Nigerian man arraigned in UK court for drug trafficking

A 48 year old Nigerian man, Mathew Atueyi, who was arrested on August 2ndat Edinburgh Airport, UK with 80 packs of cocaine valued at£387,000 was arraigned today October 27th before a high court in Glasgow over drug trafficking charges.

At the court hearing today, prosecuting counsel, David Nicolson said that Atueyi, who arrived the UK from Nigeria via Paris was arrested after £2000 was found on him. A urine test carried out on him tested positive for cocaine and an Xray conducted at the St John’s Hospital Livingston showed he had ingested multiple wraps of cocaine...
"He was subsequently transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he excreted 80 packages weighing around 1,192 grams in total" Nicholson said
When interrogated, Atueyi said he was a car dealer based in Onitsha and was also running a boutique. He confessed that the £2000 found on him at the airport was the upfront payment he got from those who he was transporting the drugs for. He is due for sentencing next mont…

PHOTOS: How Fayemi made Atiku to commission uncompleted General Hospital - Fayose's aide

A statement from Lere Olayinka,SA (Information & Social Media) to Governor Ayo Fayose "Here is the inside of Oba Adejuyigbe General Hospital, Ado Ekiti that was commissioned on October 6, 2014. Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was brought to Ado-Ekiti by former Governor Kayode Fayemi to commission the uncompleted project. As at today, the building is still being painted while other structural works are still going on there. Only the outside was painted before it was commissioned. No single medical equipment is in the building!" "These are pictures of how the hospital is as at today.

14yr old Gia Soriano, victim of Washington school shooting dies in hospital

Beautiful 14 year old Gia Soriano died in hospital last night after she was taken off life support. Gia was one of the five people shot at close range by 15 year old Jaylen Fryberg at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington D.C before he turned the gun on himself on Friday October 24th. (read here). Her family released a statement saying; "We are devastated by this senseless tragedy. Gia is our beautiful daughter, and words cannot express how much we will miss her."The hospital where she died said her organs were donated for transplant. Among the five people Jaylen shot at were two of his cousins, 15 year old Andrew Fryberg and 14 year old Nathan Hatch. Jaylen is said to have targeted the group because a love interest didn’t chose him. RIP, Gia!

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi and football legend Amokachi at loggerheads over Naija's passion

Nigerian fashion designer,LanreDaSilvaAjayi was a guest on Channels TV programme, ‘Sunrise Today’, on Saturday, 25 October where she talked about the fashion industry. 

She also made some comments that has been causing various twitter reactions since Saturday. See some of her comments below: "How can Congoooooooo beat Nigeria?" She says on channels TV. "Fashion is the next big thing now, what is football? Our fashion industry has grown a lot and it’s still growing. With the money spent on football, I can set up several fashion entrepreneurs in the world.Seriously, imagine being beaten by Congo, SMH…I am just shaking my head right now #Go Fashion. All of what football can give and more! Fashion can become the true passion of Naija! Anyone that chooses can challenge me on this; I am so ready to defend it!"
It’s Game On! #GoFashion
Fashion is definitely a way better venture to express our passion
I am still shaking my head #GoFashion
Every smart person who is talented will …

US nurse sues after being forced into quarantine in New Jersey

A US nurse who works for Doctors Without Borders, has hired a civil rights lawyer to sue after she was forced into quarantine on returning to the US from caring for Ebola victims in Sierra Leone. The US Govt recently started a mandatory 21-day quarantine order for all health workers who arrived back in the US via airports in New York, New Jersey and Chicago, to help stop the spread of Ebola.

Kaci Hickox, (pictured above) who was the first person to be placed into the 21 day period of isolation, said she was treated like a 'criminal' after risking her life to volunteer in an Ebola-stricken country. Her lawyer said Kaci's human rights were abused when she was sent to hospital in a protective suit after arriving at New Jersey's Newark Airport.

The mandatory quarantine began after a doctor, Craig Spencer who had returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the virus after spending five days mixing with the public without realizing he had the disease.

Heartbreaking last letter Iranian woman wrote before she was hanged

27 year old Reyhaney Jabbari was executed on Saturday October 25th by hanging in Iran seven years after she killed a man that she claimed had attempted to rape her. (read here). Before she was killed, Reyhaney wrote a very emotional letter to her mother, asking that her organs be donated to those who need them. See the full text of the letter below
The full text of the letter was translated by the National Council of Resistance of Iran: Dear Sholeh, today I learned that it is now my turn to face Qisas (the Iranian regime's law of retribution). I am hurt as to why you did not let me know yourself that I have reached the last page of the book of my life. Don’t you think that I should know? You know how ashamed I am that you are sad. Why did you not take the chance for me to kiss your hand and that of dad?The world allowed me to live for 19 years. That ominous night it was I that should have been killed. My body would have been thrown in some corner of the city, and after a few days, t…

Gunmen kill one German and abduct another in Ogun

Unknown gunmen killed a German national and abducted another one on Friday morning October 24th in Sagamu, Ogun state. The two men, who worked for Julius Berger, were traveling in two separate vehicles without their security escorts when the gunmen attacked and fired shots into their vehicles. "About four armed men emerged from the bush near Sagamu on Friday morning and attacked. A bullet hit one German and he was confirmed dead on arrival at the hospital, while the hoodlums abducted another German.” police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi told AFP

Photo: Alleged rapist caught and paraded at OAU Senate building this evening

The twitter handle of OAU students tweeted this pic above alleging he's a rapist caught within the school premises. They didn't say if he's a student or not but they say he allegedly raped or tried to rape a year 1 student. Will bring details later..

Wife connives with lover pastor to kill husband in Ebonyi State

A man’s generous dona­tion of one hectare of land to a wolf in sheep clothing, who claimed to be a pastor has led to his un­timely death in Ebonyi State.
The man, 45-year-old Nwe­bonyi Nwuguru, a native of Edukwu Inyima town was said to have given the land to the General Overseer of Divine Salvation Ministry, Pastor Amos Odorimo, 45, for the purpose of building a church auditorium.
As Sunday Sun learnt, the man’s wife, Roseline, 41, began to attend the church. Nwuguru didn’t initially raise eyebrows over the long hours his wife spent at the church. Somewhere along the line, the pastor opened the door wide for the devil and of course went beyond his pas­toral brief. He began to minister to the woman’s body rather than her soul.
At the headquarters of the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Ebonyi State Police Command where he and Roseline are being held as inves­tigation into the alleged murder continues, Odorimo spoke with Sunday Sun.
“I am married and have five children. The d…

Catholic Church insists that same-sex marriage is a no no,

The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has said that the stand of the church against same sex marriage is unwavering.
He, however, said that what the church had said was that while it would not excommunicate the gay community, the church would assist them with prayers and counselling to overcome their abnormal behaviour.
Kaigama, who spoke in Jos while briefing newsmen on Sunday on the outcome of the 3rd Extra Ordinary Synod of the Family of the Catholic Church held in Rome recently, said that the outcome of the synod had been given varied interpretation, especially its position on same-sex marriage.
According to him, the Church does not condone and has not endorsed same-sex marriage, but considered marriage as a union between a man and a woman for the purpose of raising a family to reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ on the importance of the family as a domestic church.
He said, “The concern of the Synod is the biblical teaching on marr…

FIFA gives Nigeria Monday deadline or face suspension

For the umpteenth time this year the world football governing body, FIFA, has given Nigeria a deadline to avoid suspension from international football.
Confederation of African Football President, Issa Hayatou, has warned that Nigeria is in danger of being banned by FIFA by Monday (today) after a court sacked the recently elected Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee. Indeed, it was explained that the Super Falcons were allowed to play the AWC final match against Cameroon on Saturday after a plea was made to FIFA executives led by Sepp Blatter.
Last Thursday, the Federal High Court sitting in Jos gave a ruling setting aside the NFF elections of September 30 in Warri which had ushered in the new Exco. The court ruling has angered FIFA officials who had warned that the country would be banned if there were any further interference from any civil court on purely football matters.
Hayatou told the Minister of Sports Dr. Tammy Danagogo in Windhoek, Namibia that they were fed up with…

Photo: Captain Allegedly Murdered By Crew Members On-Board

The Nigerian police is currently investigating the brutal murder of a senior captain of ORC Fishing and Food Processing Limited located at Kirikiri Phase 2, Apapa, Lagos. 

The deceased, identified as Captain Aiyenumelo Felix of Nigeria Marine Navy, was allegedly killed by his crew members on board, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in the Atlantic Ocean, within Nigeria’s territorial waters.
Although details surrounding the death of Aiyenumelo Felix are still sketchy, it was gathered that the mutilated body of the captain was found by another vessel two days after he was declared missing by crew members, with an iron anchor tied on his neck.
When the remains of the late captain arrived the company’s operational base at Kirikiri phase 2, blood was still gushing out of the bloated body, which had several deep cuts on the head and hands, suggesting that he must have been murdered before he was thrown into the waters.
Speaking to Vanguard at the scene, Captain Romans, a relative of the deceased, …

Panic In Lagos As Robbers Write Residents, demand end-of-year packages

Residents of Onimaba, College Bus stop, Ikotun Road, Igando, Lagos have been living in fear since last week Thursday when a letter purportedly written by armed robbers circulated their streets.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the letter, which was typed on an A4 paper and scattered on the streets, was noticed by residents as they woke up on Thursday morning.
About 20 copies of the letter were said to have been picked up from streets such as Lateef Bello, Ogunbewon, Taiwo Adediran, and Alhaji Hamzat.
Our correspondent learnt that the people called the attention of landlords to the document, and the landlords association was said to have reported at the Igando Police Division.
During a visit to the area on Friday afternoon, PUNCH Metro obtained a copy of the letter.
In the paper, the robbers wrote that residents should be prepared to ‘entertain’ them as they were coming for their end-of-the-year packages. The robbers added that they could strike the area at any time they deemed fit.
The letter reads,…

S/Africa & Orlando Pirates goalkeeper shot dead in his girlfriend's house

Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates number one goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead yesterday October 26th at his girlfriend's house just a few hours after the photo above was taken.

According to reports, Meyiwa, 27, who played a match for Orlando Pirates on Saturday night, was at his girlfriend's house, SA pop star Kelly Khumalo (pictured right), when three men entered the home in Vosloorus, Johannesburg to rob them. Meyiwa ended up getting shot in the chest. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. No one else in the house was hurt.
Even though he was dating Kelly openly, Meyiwa was married. Until his death he was married to a lady named Mandisa Mkhize and they had two children. He also had a child with Kelly, a baby girl named Aphelele who was born this year. Sad. May his soul rest in peace, amen.

Samantha Appi emerges last woman standing on Gulder Ultimate Search XI #GUS11 #GUS

Samantha Appi has emerged as ‘The Last Woman Standing' of Gulder Ultimate Search 11 after Evi Addoh got evicted for giving up during the ‘Bucket Trap’ task.

The title of Last Woman Standing comes with a new urban 2014 Ford EcoSport SUV in addition to the prize money for the position that she eventually finishes in...

Evi’s eviction came as a result of her failing the ‘Bucket Trap’ task, which involved a contestant pulling a bucket of sand weighing exactly 30% of their body weight and keeping it from touching a watermelon on the ground. The task was aimed at identifying the strongest and weakest warriors.

After a while, Evi gave up, allowing her bucket of sand touch the watermelon. This led to the anchorman Chidi Mokome evicting her from Gulder Ultimate Search XI.
At the end of the task, Otto Canon was declared winner while Samantha was asked to look around and describe her observation. She stated, while blushing;
“I’m just realizing it sir, Evi is not there”

Chidi Mokeme chuckled and re…