Monday, February 27, 2017

Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS, Seals Kabo Airlines, Others, Over N200 Million Tax Liabilities

The Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS, today sealed the offices of Kabo Airlines, Monaco Ventures Limited and Paki International Motors, all in Kano, over tax liabilities.

Kabo Airlines owes N149,707,949.03 from the assessment year of 2004 to 2013.

According to the head of the enforcement team in Kano, Bukar Gana, the airline’s liabilities are made up of Income Tax (IT) and Education Tax (ET). He explained that the company did not contest the liabilities, an action which led to the sealing of its premises on Ashton Road, Kano State.

Also sealed was Paki International Motors, which owes Company Income Tax (CIT) totaling N51,148,117.57, accumulated between 2008 and 2014.

The enforcement similarly sealed Prince Hotel (Sojuna Hotel) over N8,359, 680.76 liability from 2014 to 2016. In its defence, the hotel management pleaded that the default was as a result of non-disclosure of the liability by the company’s tax auditor. It promised to pay 50 percent of the liability immediately and the remaining in April.

Phamadex Nigeria Limited, which owes withholding tax amounting to N572,331,.72 from 2014 to 2015 assessment year, presented evidence of payment of the liability. However, the company was yet to pay the penalty and interest that had accrued on the liability. The team gave the company the grace to pay up within 24 hours.

The FIRS team also visited the premises of Monaco Ventures Limited over an Education Tax debt of N385,922.50. The company was also sealed up by the team. The enforcement exercise continues in other parts of the country.

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So SAD! 10-Year Old Boy Left Close To Death After Taking Popular Children’s Medicine (See Pics)

A mum has revealed how her 10-year-old son has been left BLIND, after having a rare reaction to a children’s version of an over-the-counter drug similar to ibuprofen.

Now, Laura Cabales, 42, has released a series of shocking pictures of her son, Xander, who nearly three years after developing Stevens-Johnson Syndrome remains seriously ill.

Unable to produce any saliva, Xander, who despite his ailments remains a happy-go-lucky boy, finds it difficult to eat.

He also has to wear sunglasses , when outside or under bright lights, or what little remains of his vision will be permanently damaged.

He has also suffered long-lasting damage to his lungs and is forced to rely on a nebuliser three times a day to aid his breathing.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a rare illness, where a person suffers an extreme and unpredictable adverse reaction to medication.

Classed as a medical emergency, according to the NHS, it causes a sufferer’s skin and mucus membrane to peel off.
In schoolboy Xander’s case, he started burning from the inside out just days after taking Motrin a common US drug for children, which is similar to the anti-inflammatory painkiller ibuprofen, in June 2014.

Over a period of just five days, he went from perfectly healthy to desperately ill. His small left lung collapsed, his skin melted and he went into a state of septic shock, as blood poisoning took over his body.

Laura, who used to work in a bank to care for him, recalled how, at his sickest, doctors had to physically stitch a breathing tube to the inside of Xander’s mouth, because his skin was melting away so rapidly.

Shockingly, it was the only way the tube – which enabled him to breathe while his lung was incapacitated – would stay secure.

Her son’s ordeal started with a simple fever, common in children.

Laura and her husband, military worker, Ronnie, 42, were relatively unconcerned and fed him Motrin to soothe him.
The fever vanished, but a few hours later it returned, worse than before.

Concerned, his mum and dad rushed him to Tripler Medical Center Hospital in Honolulu, near their home.

As his condition worsened, Xander’s behaviour became aggressive and he was admitted to casualty.

Before his parents’ horrified eyes, he deteriorated.

“He’s effectively blind, whereas once he had 20/20 sight.

“He is photophobic, so can’t stand bright lights, and needs sunglasses all the time.

“He’s been bullied for this, but we are full of admiration for our brave boy and think he looks cool.”

A spokesman from Johnson and Johnson, who make Motrin, said: “As the makers of MOTRIN® (ibuprofen) products, we are committed to providing consumers with safe and effective over-the-counter medicines.

Over decades and millions of uses, ibuprofen has proven safe and effective when used as directed.

"We are sympathetic to the pain and hardships suffered by anyone affected by Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.”

The family were supported by charities the Kapiolani Health Foundation and the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation.


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North Korea Executes Five Senior Security Officials Over 'False Reports' To Kim Jong Un

North Korea has executed five senior security officials for making false reports to leader Kim Jong Un - according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

South Korea's National Intelligence Service reportedly told lawmakers in a private briefing that the North Korean Leader had become "enraged" at what he deemed to be false reports.

The victims were said to have worked in the same department as former state security chief Kim Won Hong, who was dismissed last month amid allegations of corruption.

Kim Jong Un has reportedly executed a large number of government officials since taking power in 2011.

The latest reports come as Malaysia investigates the poisoning death there of Kim's estranged elder half brother, Kim Jong Nam.

Kim Jong Nam died in agony within 20 minutes of being hit with deadly VX, it emerged yesterday.

Malaysian health minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said no antidote could have saved Kim Jong-nam after exposure to the nerve toxin – which is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the UN.

North Korea denies killing the playboy, 45, who was a high-profile critic of his brother’s brutal regime. He died on February 13 after an attack at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Two female suspects claim they thought they were taking part in a TV prank by smearing Jong-nam’s face with “baby oil”. But experts say anyone in contact with VX risked certain death if they did not know it was poisonous.

The airport has been checked for contamination and given the all-clear.
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Yemi Alade Ditches Her Signature Hairstyle, Rocks Afro In New Stunning Pics

Yemi Alade showed off her new look after ditching her signature hairstyle... See more lovely pics below..
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Ex-Banker, Aisha Shettima Nur, Declared Wanted By EFCC (Pic)

Ex-banker, Aisha Shettima Nur, (pictured above), has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for money laundering. Read the statement from EFCC after the cut...

"WANTED BY EFCC: AISHA SHETTIMA NUR (aka YAGANA IBRAHIM BUKAR).

The public is hereby notified that Aisha Shettima Nur is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for money laundering.

On November 14, 2016, Nur, a former banker, was convicted (in absentia) on a ten count charge of money laundering. Investigations had revealed that the convict laundered monies which were the proceeds of crime through the accounts of her siblings and daughter, as well as through the purchase of vehicles and stocking of a provision shop.

While the cases were ongoing at both the Federal and State High Courts, the convict had jumped bail, consequent upon which judges of both courts issued bench warrants for her arrest. Unfortunately, all efforts to arrest her by the Commission proved abortive, resulting in suspended sentencing until the convict is apprehended.

The fair-skinned fugitive is 37 years old and 5.4 feet tall. She hails from Maiduguri, Borno State and is fluent in Hausa, Kanuri and English languages. Her last known address is No 1, Umar Galadima Street, Kawo, Kano.

Anybody with useful information as to her whereabouts should contact the Commission in its Enugu, Ibadan, Kano, Lagos, Maiduguri, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja offices or through these numbers 0809 3322 644 (0809 EFCC NIG), 0818 3322 644 (0818 EFCC NIG); its e-mail address: info@efccnigeria.org or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies."
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Ex-Beauty Queen, Anna Banner, Shows Off Major Cleavage In Fierce New Makeup Pics

Singer Flavour's pretty babymama, Anna Banner, showed off major cleavage in these fierce new pics from a photoshoot.. See more pics after the cut..
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105 Passengers Escape Death As Aircraft Tyre Burst At The Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos

A Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace on Monday suffered a burst tyre while preparing for take-off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

The incident occurred at about 11am forcing the pilot to abort the flight.

The aircraft was to convey 105 passengers from Lagos to Abuja.

The airline’s spokesman, Mr Christian Iwarah who confirmed the incident, said no serious damage was done to the aircraft and no passenger was injured.

He said: ''The incident happened around 11am as the aircraft was about to take off. The pilot immediately turned around and the passengers were disembarked.

   ''Another aircraft was provided for them and I can confirm to you that they arrived in Abuja safely a few hours ago.''

Reacting to the incident, the General Manager, Public Relations, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Sam Adurogboye, said he was yet to confirm if the incident had been filed with the regulatory authority.

He, however, noted that the pilot acted according to the Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
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Donald Trump's Choice To Be Navy Secretary, Philip Bilden, Withdraws

President Trump's nominee to be secretary of the Navy has withdrawn. He said this on Sunday that he was withdrawing from consideration for the post.

In a statement released by the Pentagon, Philip Bilden stated that, he would not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethics requirements without what he called "undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family's private financial interests."

Rumors of Bilden's withdrawal had been widely reported in recent days, but were denied by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The Pentagon also issued a statement Feb. 19 saying that, Bilden had assured Mattis he remained committed to serving as Navy secretary if confirmed by the Senate and that Mattis was confident Bilden was "the right leader" to rebuild the Navy and Marine Corps.

Bilden was an intelligence officer in the Army Reserve from 1986-1996. He relocated to Hong Kong to set up an Asian presence for HarbourVest Partners LLC, a global private equity management firm. Bilden recently retired from HarbourVest Partners after 25 years.
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Please Don’t Kill Me, Just Send Me To Jail, Killer Of Ex-Wife’s Husband Begs

A 43-year-old man, Adebisi Akinrinmola, who killed his ex-wife’s husband, Ashimiyu Ademola, last week at Ajebo village, Ijebu-Igbo area of Ogun State, has begged that he should not be sentenced to death, saying the devil made him do it.

He disclosed this when Ogun State Police Command paraded no fewer than 43 suspected kidnappers, murderers and robbers arrested between January and February this year.

Akinrinmola, a cocoa farmer, who hails from Ode-Oka in Ondo State, told journalists that he was married to his former wife for nine years, but that the union produced no child, explaining that he killed her husband because ''he chased me with cutlass when we were quarrelling and I have to defend myself.''

His words: ''When we were quarrelling, he squeezed my cloth at my neck and I managed to escape from him. He now started chasing me with a cutlass. I ran inside my house, took a gun and shot him. It is the work of the devil.

   “The government should have mercy on me by not sentencing me to death, but send me to jail.''
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Mahershala Ali Makes History, Becomes First Muslim Actor To Win An Oscar

Mahershala Ali has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of a drug dealer in Moonlight, becoming the first Muslim to be awarded a golden statuette for acting.

Ali, a first time nominee, played a Miami drug dealer who mentors a young boy who is being teased and bullied in the heartbreaking coming of age tale.
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Pics: Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh, Finds Love Again, In The Hands Of A Younger Man?

I dunno how true this gist is, but then, tongues have been wagging since the sudden closeness of Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and Raphael 2Kriss, shortly after she left her husband’s house.
Rumour has it that, Raphael and Tonto are so close you nearly won’t be able to separate them. Adding that, they have been spotted together on four different occasions and there are pics to attest to this. The bird puts it this way;
   ''Tongues have been wagging since Tonto left her husband's house that she must have found solace in the warm hands of a younger lover named Raphael. He was said to have played the fatherly role at her son's birthday party. He was also spotted with her at a wedding in Abuja.
   ''Also taking trips together to Warri where she had a function for her foundation. Most recently at a black tie event and also the after party at a club and they were said to have went home together according to Raphael's snap stories.''
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5-Year-Old Girl Defiled By A 35-Year-Old Man In An Uncompleted Building (Pic)

A 35-year-old man has defiled a five-year-old girl at the premises of the Breman Brakwa Presbyterian Junior School in Ghana which is currently under renovation.

The suspect under the pretext of being a stranger, asked the victim to escort him to the school because he did not know there.

Upon reaching the school the suspect forcefully had sex with the victim.

Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, it was said that the suspect took to his heels and left the victim at the scene after his shameful act.

The victim later left the scene to the house and narrated her ordeal to the mother who also reported to the police. The victim is currently on admission at the Breman Brakwa Hospital.
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Anambra State Mechanics Beats Pickpockets To Stupor (Pics)

A pickpocket, who came back to the spot he stole from last week in Anambra state, was apprehended by the mechanics (Car techinicians) at Ugah Road, Idemili Anambra State and was given the beating of his life.
The pickpocket, who stole phone at the workshop, pointed out two accomplices when
nabbed, who also got same jungle justice meted out to the first.

Below is how an eyewitness, Uchenna Muoghalu, narrated the story;
   "The robber (on red t-shirt and necklace) was caught for a phone he stole at that place last week. He pointed two other accomplices.

   "One of them was stabbed in the head and fainted immediately while broken bottles and stones were freely used on the second accused who is a northerner."
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27Yrs Old Uncle From Hell Rapes His 11-Month-Old Baby, Who's Now Bleeding Endlessly (Graphic Pics)

I am extremely pissed, I'm all sort of emotional right now and I'm trying not to  type exactly what should have be done to that 'uncle'. An 11-Month old Baby (name withheld) is currently battling between life and death after she was raped by a 27-year-old Uncle, identified as Ibrahim, in Ijebu Igbo area of Ogun state.

It was gathered that the mother of the litttle child had dropped her off with the Ibrahim who lives next door in a bid to get some food stuffs in the nearby market.

Witnesses further disclosed that Ibrahim used his fingers to tamper with the child’s sexual organs while she was in a deep sleep, before trying to penetrate with his manhood.
   ''It was at this point that we shouted an that attracted the attention of other neighbors.'' An eye witness said.

Further details are still sketchy. However, Ibrahim has been arrested and is currently helping the Police with investigations.

Meanwhile, to those of you who drop comments on rape cases supporting a rapist (which I do not bother publishing) and trying to give me reasons why it might be a 'set-up', see ehen, na God go punish una, I repeat, na God go punish una!

The only reason why I do not publish, nor reply such nonsense comments is simply because you drop them as anonymous, I do not have the time talking to a man/woman who's got no identity, no face or name to their silly comments.

If you can stand a baby being raped, I CAN'T and I so CAN'T see any logic whatsoever in your silly comments.

Just because the rapist is your friend/brother/uncle, you drop comments supporting him? Don't worry, what goes around, comes around. You go as far as threatening moi that you would sue me?? I laugh.
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Warri Billionaire, Ayiri Emami, Visits Ex-Delta State Governor, James Ibori, With His Cute Kids (Pics)

Yesterday, Warri Billionaire, Chief Ayiri Emami, visited former Delta State Governor, who just returned to Nigeria after serving a prison term in the United Kingdom.
Emami visited with his children. Since the return of Ibori, prominent Deltans have been besieging his house to welcome him home.
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Rev. King’s Followers Pay For 13-Page Newspaper Advert To Wish Him A Happy Birthday

Hmmmm.. You go fear love na, lol, I kid o.. OK so, despite their General Overseer has been convicted and on death row, members of his church took it upon themselves to place a 13-page newspaper advert wishing him a happy birthday. While announcing the unbelievable gesture online, one Kuti said;

   ''And they paid for 13 pages in FULL COLOUR, Thisday Newspaper, to celebrate the birthday of a convicted killer, a murderer. Convicted up to Supreme Court level.. Currently on death row. Nigeria is a very sick nation''. See more pics below..
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People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) Sweeps Elections In Taraba, Gombe, Rivers States

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, candidates have been declared winners of 13 local government chairmanship seats so far declared by the Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission.

The PDP had also won all the local government chairmanship and councillorship seats in neighbouring Gombe State. The party also won the two parliamentary seats in the rerun election in Rivers State.

Philip Duwe, the Chairman of the Taraba commission, announced the results of the February 25 council polls in Jalingo on Sunday.

Mr. Duwe declared Mohammed Umar as Chairman-elect of Gashaka, Nicholas Waniyafiwani, Lau; Abdul Boboji, Jalingo; and Danladi Suntai as Chairman-elect of Bali Local Government.

Others are Salisu Dogo, Ardo-Kola; Joseph Mika, Yorro; Mr Adi Daniel, Wukari, Christopher Koshombo, Zing; Yahuza Yahaya, Gassol; and Nashuka Musa for Donga.

Mr. Duwe also declared Shiban Tikari as chairman-elect for Takum; Stephen Agya, Kurmi; while Rimansikwe Karma was declared Chairman-elect for Ussa Local Government.

Results from Sardauna and Karim Lamido Local Governments are still being waited, while the exercise was suspended in Ibi Local Government after violence broke out during the exercise.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the All Progressives Congress won three councillorship seats in Jalingo, with the SDP winning one councillorship in Zing, while the rest were cleared by the PDP.
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Nigerian Army Arrest Three Foreign Boko Haram Terrorists In Gombe State

Three foreigners suspected to be members of the Boko Haram were yesterday arrested in Gombe State, the Nigerian Army said.

The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said on Sunday that the three Chadians were arrested in Gombe State.

   ''The three Chadian terrorists suspects; Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar, were arrested at Arawa and Mallam Inna Areas of Gombe metropolis.'' The brigadier general said.

   ''They were reported to be members of Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram that operates in Chad and mostly northern part of Borno State but came to Gombe State for another heinous assignment.''
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Military Truck Rams Into Lexus Jeep Carrying Family Of Seven In Calabar

Yesterday, Sunday, tragedy struck in Calabar, as Nigerian Military truck rammed into a white Lexus jeep carrying a family of 7 (5 adults and two children), who were coming back from church.

The victims who were coming back from their church, the Word Alive Church, Anating, by Atu street, had an accident with the green Toyota Hilux truck with license registration ''ARMY 933'' and somersaulted.
Crossriverwatch reports that the soldier who was on high speed before the accident, fled the scene of the incident as those in the white lexus RX33O SUV survived the accident with minor injuries, and were immediately rushed down to the hospital for treatment.
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Viola Davies Makes History, Wins First Oscar + See Actresses Who Slayed At The Oscar Awards' Red Carpet

At the 89th Oscar awards held last night, Viola Davies made history as became the 23rd actor to get the "triple crown of acting", which is used to describe actors who have won at least one acting award at the Oscars, the Emmys and the Tonys.

Viola Davies made history as she did not only win her first oscar, she's now a member of one of the most prestigious acting clubs in the world, EGOT.

The first black woman to get the "triple crown of acting" is Whoppie Goldberg, but her Tony award was for producing Broadway musical ''Thoroughly Modern Millie' not acting.
The red carpet at the 2017 Oscar awards that was held yesterday, was filled with glamour as actresses like; Taraji P Henson, Halle Berrry, Charlize Theron Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman, Dakota Johnson, brought their A-game to the awards. See more pics below.. 
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