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Sunday, July 31, 2016

"Dying In Style"; See How A Prominent Gambler Was Laid To Rest. Photos

Letting the departed, depart in real style isn’t new. Thirty years ago Chicago gambler Willie Stokes Jr was buried in a casket resembling a Cadillac Seville. Stokes, 28, who had been shot dead on the steps of a motel, was propped up in the driver’s seat.

 His car coffin boasted blinking headlights, a windscreen, Cadillac grille and a licence plate with Willie’s “Wimp” nickname.

RRS nabs 15 burglary suspects, recovers computers


The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command have arrested 15 suspects over the stealing of 7 sets of computer and its accessories at a Shomolu based public school just as they recovered 4 mini-laptops, a Laser Jet scanner, a desktop and a printer belonging to the school.
The suspects were arrested on Wednesday morning when RRS Intelligence Team stumbled on a lead that one of the suspects was lurking in a gaming shop at 29, Awoseni Streets, Shomolu.
On interrogation, the suspect, who turned out to be a buyer of one of the stolen mini-laptops specifically designed for secondary school pupils, led to the arrest of the principal suspect and 13 others.
The lead suspect, Yinka Adesola, 19, an athlete, disclosed that one Julius Akinyele, 20 (still at large), a phone repairer, who he accommodated, brought seven mini laptops, 1 scanner, 1 desktop, a CPU and a LaserJet printer belonging to a popular public school for keep in his apartment. Explaining how he got the computers, he stated:

Drug lab uncovered in senior citizens' home in South Africa, three Nigerians arrested


Members of the Hawks Drug Enforcement Bureau on Tuesday, July 26, raided a historic building in Durban's South Beach and uncovered a drug laboratory. The 90-year-old Pioneer Lodge, once a popular hotel is home to mostly senior citizens
Three suspects Chimezie Godwin Agwanihu, 35, Victory Uzoamaka Nnadi, 31, and Ifani Henry Nnadi, 26 were arrested at the scene. They have been charged with drug possession.
"They were also found in possession of a machine used to manufacture the drugs, 2kg of white powder and 750g of embalming powder suspected to be the ingredients of manufacturing drugs," said Hawks spokesman Simphiwe Mhlongo.

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FCMB Bank Manager Commits Suicide In Front Of His Pastor In Lagos Over Debt.

Mr. Olisa Nwakoby, a manager at a second generation bank, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Plc on Friday evening shot himself dead in the presence of his Priest at the Lekki area of Lagos Island, Lagos State.

The father of a 10-year- old daughter was said to have taken his own life because of an incriminating huge loan transaction he approved in his bank.

Sources close to the family told ST at the weekend that the late Olisa was the approving officer for the loan which the beneficiary is no longer servicing and the bank was on the neck of Olisa to get the money back.

His late father, Chief Patrick Oguejiofor Nwakoby was a former chairman of First Bank of Niger Plc, a successfully lawyer, politician and a highly respected community leader before his death.

Fear over his integrity and the name of his family, which could be dented if his bank commences action against him over the loan, was too much for the vibrant banker to bear prompting him to shoot himself, our source said.

Our source did not say that there was suspicion of any foul play in the death of the banker, she also could not confirm the actual amount involved in the transaction, but she simply said “it was huge.” The case is being handled by homicide detectives attached to Area J Command, Lekki/Ajah. According to a police source.

The banks, on the fateful day he killed himself, went to meet his pastor. He told the pastor to tell his wife to take good care of his children, that what he would do in next few minutes would shock everyone. He was said to have later blown his brains out.

The source continued, “It was later discovered that he took money from the bank, N350million, and the money started creating problems for him. He killed himself.”

Source; New Telegraph Online

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"Greatest Football Player Of All Time" Pele Set To Visit Nigeria

Brazilian football legend Pele has announced that he will be visiting Nigeria next month (August), nearly 50 years after his first visit. The prolific forward who is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time -took to his twitter account to share the news. 


It has been nearly 50 years since my first visit to Nigeria. I look forward to being there again on August 11/12.

"Nigerian Policemen Are Armed Robbers" - Girl Makes Shocking Allegation. See Photos

A strong allegation has been levied against men of the Nigeria Police Force about stealing money from a driver whom they reportedly stopped along Enugu-Port-Harcout highway.. A female passenger who was among those in the bus when this happened shared the sad story of what she labelled as an "ARMED ROBBERY" 


This was shared by Precious Eze on Thursday, July 28th.
The Enugu-Portharcourt Express Way (the boundary between Enugu and Abia States) has become a danger zone for men of the Under-World who are actually Mobil Police Officers, stopping and robbing motorists in the name of asking for documents.

Today, I experienced their high handedness and high level of idiocy on that road as they pretentiously stopped the ITC Sienna I boarded from Enugu to Owerri and were asking the driver to open the backside glass of a Sienna for them.

The driver was quick to ask if they didn't know that the backside glass of a Sienna car doesn't open excerpt the doors are used for better view and he was like, ''yes I know, but I say make you open the glass'', give me all your documents and the driver did, when he couldn't find any fault, he demanded for the drivers personal ID card which was when the driver exclamated, asking what his personal ID card was for when he had his driver's license and all his vehicle particulars with him.

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See The New Electric Bus Invented To Help Passengers Escape Emergency Situations PICS

A bus featuring a new security system debuted in southern China's Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, on Friday, designed to help passengers more easily escape from emergency situations. This new invention will save more people from vehicle accidents.

Once the onboard emergency button is pressed, nine exits, including two doors and seven windows, will open within three seconds in the electric-powered bus, developed by the city’s transportation commission.
"In the case of explosion or fire, people can escape through the exits," Zhao Jiantong, manager of the information office of the Guangzhou electric bus company, told the Guangzhou Daily.

After the button is pressed, information on an electronic screen outside the bus will immediately change from the bus number to "SOS," accompanied by emergency lights and alarms, said China’s state Xinhua News Agency.

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Military In Last Minute Preparations For Final Showdown With Niger Delta Militants

The Nigerian military is preparing for a final showdown with Niger Delta militants to stop the bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region. This is even as the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) disclosed that it has secured some concessions from the Federal Government.

The group also backed the use of force if “the recalcitrant Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) continue on their senseless and political-motivated path of attacks on the country’s oil assets.”

Minister of Defenc Dan-Ali (retd), who stated the position of the Federal Government over the weekend in an interview after a closed door meeting in Yenegoa with Commander of Operation Delta State (ODS), Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie, operational officers and explained that despite the ongoing talks with militants to address their grievances, the use of force was not ruled out to end the criminality being perpetrated by some of the groups.

He restated that the Federal Government was committed to peace in the Niger Delta and was prepared to do everything to ensure that the ongoing talks yield positive result.

Dan Ali, who was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt. Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, said the Federal Government was implementing resolutions reached with government of the Niger Delta State on the conduct of it operation in the region.

He disclosed that like it did in the North-east, civilians would be involved in its operations and would work with the special force being trained to ensure that fake websites used to dish out rumours to intimidate people were closed down.

Dan Ali explained that former agitators trained under the amnesty programme would also be involved in the efforts to secure peace in the region. He allayed the fears that collateral damage might occur when the military operation start.

“We are not going to war. It is an internal security operation. We know our rules of engagement so there is no need to talk of collateral damage. As far as we are concerned, what we are doing is to stop the criminality in the Niger Delta region.”

Also speaking, Olonisakin said the Federal Government has provided the opportunity for negotiation, adding however, that the military would not condone the continued destruction of oil facilities.

“We are doing everything to secure peace. We have provided the opportunity for negotiations and discussions and we expect those sabotaging the nation’s oil infrastructure to come to the negotiation table.

“We want to assure that those that want to continue to destroy oil facilities would be dealt with,” he said.

Source; Daily Corespondents

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Checkout This "Unique" Shoprite Center Spotted In Zaria, Kaduna State. Photo

Photo of this local Shoprite in Zaria is currently trending on Twitter Guess we all know why..

4 Nigerian sisters, all medical doctors got married on the same day (photos)


Four beautiful Nigerian sisters, who are all medical doctors got married on the same day. The daughters of one Alhaji Bade, Drs Hauwa, Hajir, Fatima, and Sadiya tied the knots in Jigawa  state. Congrats to all of them.

"It was a traumatic experience" says Catholic priest who spoke to the executed Nigerians at the shooting place in Indonesia


A Catholic priest who was present at Nusakambangan prison in Indonesia during last Thursday's executions of three Nigerian drug convicts and one local drug lord, has described the experience as 'traumatic'

Father Charles Burrows, who is based in Cilacap near the prison, was called there to speak with two of of the three Nigerians, who were among 4 death row prisoners executed by firing squad. 

Father Burrows said he doesn't know if the executed prisoners suffered. He said he had been present in the past when it has taken several minutes for prisoners to die.

"The first time, it was seven to eight minutes, and then there were some of the other times it was 15 minutes and they still weren't, hadn't expired," he said. "And the captain has to wait with a pistol and shoot into the brain." he told Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Two notorious elephant poachers arrested in Yankari Game Reserve


Rangers at the Yankari National Park - a large wildlife park located in Bauchi State, have arrested two notorious elephant poachers; Danladi Garba and Umaru Buba (Both pictured). During the arrest, one of the poachers engaged the rangers in a gun battle but it was resisted.  
 
While none of the rangers were injured, one of the poachers got wounded in one of his legs and is reportedly receiving treatment. They have since been handed over to the police.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick explains why he missed Stephen Keshi's burial


President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick on Friday wasn't at the burial ceremony of late super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi in Delta state and Twitter users blasted him, calling for his resignation, with some saying he didn't attend because of his feud with Keshi.

Amaju then took to his verified Twitter account to explain that he wasn't feeling well, that's why he missed the burial. 

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Lebanese Mathematics teacher killed in Sokoto


A well known Lebanese Mathematics Teacher, Moin Amsuri, who teaches at the Nagarta College in Sokoto state was murdered by unknown gunmen at his residence in Yauri, Sokoto on Thurs. July 28.

The state police spokesperson, El-Mustapha Sani, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen are suspected to be armed robbers as the deceased Toyota car has been missing since the incident.


"The deceased was suspected to have been killed by gunmen who are right now at large. The incident was said to have occurred on Thursday at his residence in Yauri flats, Sokoto, and it was reported to the Gwiwa Police Station on the same day. We are suspecting that the assailants were armed robbers as his Toyota car is still missing,”he said
The deceased who taught Mathematics in various secondary schools in the state for over three decades was buried in Sokoto on Friday July 29th according to Islamic rites.

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FG bans purchase and distribution of bags & T-shirts at government workshops and conferences


The Federal Government has banned the purchase and distribution of conference bags, T-shirts and other souvenirs at events such as Conferences and Seminars funded by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Salisu Dambatta today July 31st.
According to the statement, the ban was in continuation of the on-going cost-cutting and efficiency drive in the utilization of public funds by the present administration. The statement reads in part 
 “The directive which is a recognition of the fact that in a period of lean financial resources unnecessary expenditure on overheads such souvenirs are luxuries that the government must eliminate. 
This will enable release of funds for infrastructure and services such as health and education that would have direct positive impact on the well being of the citizenry and promote economic development. The directive also contained specific guidelines that would reduce the cost of printing Invitation Cards, Programme of events, Brochures, Folders and Note Pads. Among the guidelines are that they should be in black and white and limited to only one page and in the case of Brochures they should be streamlined to contain only essential information”it said. Also, the statement said the printing of unnecessary publications and books of short shelf life which have no real value to the concerned public institutions or the citizens has also been banned. “MDAs were encouraged to save costs by uploading such publications on their websites which has the added benefit of wider visibility” the statement read

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Some Ministers are squatting and living in conditions equal to that of most Nigerians- Rotimi Amaechi

During an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said some ministers are currently squatting in Abuja, and live like regular Nigerians.
Amaechi, who recently launched the Abuja-Kaduna railway line said:

“Listen to me; do you know that ministers, as we are talking now, some of them are squatting? We are living in conditions equal to that of most Nigerians”.
He also said that with the construction of the rail line, life would be easier for Nigerians and accommodation more affordable. He added that Nigerians can now live in Kaduna and work in Abuja, while paying less for accommodation in Kaduna.

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Let’s Talk Turkey About Turkey By Reuben Abati

Read his article below...
I was shocked by the trenchant reaction to my piece on the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey from at least two persons. The piece titled “Nigerians and the Failed Coup in Turkey” (The Guardian, Sunday, July 17) had fetched a mail and direct messages from a concerned Nigerian who objected to my description of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a bad guy- an intolerant, arrogant, temperamental dictator who after July 15 could become even more authoritarian.
The fellow praised Erdogan and spoke glowingly about how well the Turkish economy has fared under his watch. I also got a list of current economic indicators on Turkey sent to me.

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Olympic runner Morolake Akinosun fulfills goals she tweeted 5 years ago

In 2011, Olympic runner, Morolake Akinosun who was 17 at that time tweeted that in 2016, she would have graduated from a University and be going to the Olympics. Fast forward to 2016 and she has fulfilled her goal.

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Photos of Gov. Oshiomole at an APC rally in Benin


He has being showing his energetic side since the party campaigns in the state started this month. The state governorship election will be holding in September. 

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Ijaw leaders warn militants not to declare a Republic of N-Delta


The leaders of Thoughts of Ijaw ethnic nationality in the Niger Delta region at a meeting in Warri, Delta State, hosted by Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark over the weekend, warned Ijaw militants against their vow to declare a Republic of Niger-Delta.
At the meeting were, Bayelsa state governor, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, Deputy Governor of Delta state, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro, former Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Sir Gabriel Toby, former Minister of Culture, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas, former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Brodrick Bozimo.

Also in attendance were former national chairman of the Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria, HRM Pere Charles Ayemi-Botu, Mbene III, Ama-Okosu of Ogbe-Ijoh kingdom, Alabo Tobin-West; Chief Boma Obuoforibo, INC National Chairman, and Sir NGO Martins Martyns-Yellowe, Chairman Civil Service Commission.

The leaders all agreed that what the Ijaw nation wants is true federalism not division.

Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark  said:
“The Elders and Leaders of Thought of the Ijaw nation call for the immediate restructuring of the Nigerian nation along the lines of peaceful federalism, and noticed that this is the panacea for the sustainable development of Nigeria.”


Source: Vanguard

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Nnamdi Kanu sponsors football competition in Kuje prisons (photos)


Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu, sponsored the 2016 Kuje Prison championship competition which kicked off today. The competition is to foster peace and co-existence among the inmates and the prison officers. The ex-president of the Association Sivan Emeka thanked Kanu for his concern towards the inmates, saying the competition was an opportunity for some prisoners to discover their talents and looks more beyond the four-walls of Kuje prison.

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SSS seal off Appropriation committee office in the House of Reps


Officials of the State Security Service, SSS, have sealed up the office of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation. This follows the accusations and counter accusations of budget padding by sacked chairman of the committee Abdulmumin Jibrin and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers.

SSS officials stormed the National Assembly this morning and placed padlocks on the Appropriation Committee's office. Just yesterday, Jibrin released a statement alleging that Dogara is attempting to get into his office to seize some documents.

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Nigeria will disintegrate before Buhari's very eyes if any more innocent blood is shed- FFK

The former Aviation Minister said this in a new post he shared on his Facebook wall. It reads
"On 29th July 2016, CNN reported that "the Nigerian government is preparing troops for a crackdown in the Niger Delta if peace talks fail". This is sad and ominous. As United States Senator Ted Cruz once said "the light of truth is stronger than the terror of darkness". It follows that the biggest mistake that the Buhari administtation can possibly make is to attempt to "crack down" on the Niger Delta and kill innocent civilians.
If this ever happens, for whatever reason, it will set off a chain of events that will lead to the end of Nigeria as we know it. Nigeria will disintegrate before Buhari's very eyes if any more innocent blood is shed and if the towns, creeks and villages of the oil-producing states are shelled and reduced to rubble.

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Former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and wife shot dead by 16-year-old son

The teenage son of former NFL player and Miami Dolphins linebacker has been charged with murdering his parents at their home in Houston, Texas.

The 16-year-old was charged as a juvenile andis being questioned by investigators in connection with the deaths of Antonio and Dawn Armstrong, NBC reports. 
 

Police On Alert As NASU Shuts Down University Of Ibadan Over Salary Arrears.

The Non Academic Staff Union of University of Ibadan have shut down the University Campus over 5-months salary arrears. The protesting workers who took over the Halls in the University complained that they have not been paid fully for months, saying their salary has always been slashed.

It was gathered that all examination schedules has been halted due to this development.

The union held a congress today to decide a way forward although there are feelers that the protest will not lead to strike as the workers are only showing their displeasure today been the last day of the month and the protest is only a warning strike.

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Photos Of Miracle Baby Who Was Born With His Intestines And Bladder Outside His Body

A baby is lucky to be alive - after he was born with his intestines and bladder outside of his body. Doctors were forced to wrap Jack Hearne in cling film to stop the chance of infection, in a desperate attempt to save his life.

A rare birth defect, called gastroschisis, meant he was born with two of his vital organs on the outside after his abdomen failed to form properly.

And a team of doctors wrapped baby Jack in kitchen cling film seconds after he was delivered naturally to keep his organs close to his body.

But four months on, he's finally home with his parents, Orla and Brian, and older sister Ella, in Waterford, Ireland.

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Stephen Keshi's Son, Femi Blasts Federal Government For Snubbing His Father's Burial...

If this is really true, then the Nigerian government should be ashamed of itself. Stephen Keshi’s son, Femi, has blasted the federal government and others for failing to keep their promises to the family despite pledging to honor the late football icon. 

Femi took to his Instagram page to pour out his mind concerning the issue.

I sat in front of the federal government on national television a few weeks ago and they promised they would honor pops the way he deserves. They said that he has done to much for the country for them not to. 

They made us change dates to fit the federal governments schedule. But they didn't do as promised, we aren't mad, nor sad, just disappointed, they should be ashamed of themselves. This sends a terrible message to our youth that are striving to do great things for Nigeria. The good thing is that We was raised not to ask for handouts. 

There will be no more postponements, today the funeral ceremonies began in Benin, the place he loved, where his career started. My sisters, brother and I held it down, with the help of a few others, and now we are putting our pops to rest. We don't owe anyone shit and we can say they owe pops everything. No salt, it is not the people's fault, we still love Nigeria as pops did.

Asari Dokubo's First Wife Laid To Rest At Odi Community In Bayelsa State... Photos

Alhaja Zainab Asari Dokubo, the first wife of Mujahid Dokubo Asari who died alongside a friend in a motor accident on her way to Ibadan on Wednesday, July 27th -has been laid to rest. She was buried at Odi community in Bayelsa state. 

Nigerian Military Kills 114 Niger Delta Militants In Ogun, Lagos Creeks

At least 114 militants are feared killed and scores of others injured in attacks on their camps in Ogun and Lagos states. The attacks by the Army, Air Force and Navy, began on Thursday night under the operation “Crocodile Laugh” in readiness for a confrontation with militants in the Niger Delta.

The Director of Defence Information, Brig Gen Rabe Abubakar, confirmed the operation.
He said it was conducted to flush out militants and saboteurs from the area.

The attacks reportedly sent the local residents scampering, but they have been assured of safety and advised against sheltering any of the fleeing militants. The creeks in Lagos and Ogun states recently became a safe haven and operational hideout for militants from Niger Delta.

Besides oil pipeline vandalism and petroleum theft in Arepo in Ogun State and parts of Lagos, the militants have been attacking innocent residents and stealing from them.

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