Saturday, August 27, 2016

Real Reason Why CoolFM OAP Freeze Was Sacked + Meet Mr Amin Moussalli, The Man Who Sacked Him (Pics)

Billionaire Amin Moussalli with our very own D'Banj
Mr Amin Mousalli is the wealthy founder of Nigeria's leading radio stations, Cool FM, Nigeria Info 99.3 FM and Wazobia FM.. And the popular confectionery company, Chocolat Royal, that was sealed by NAFDAC last year, over alleged sale of expired food products.
The embattled OAP Freeze..
He was the one who sacked Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as, OAP Freeze.
According to the outspoken OAP, because he has respect for Mr Amin Mousalli, he won't disclose the details of the fallout the both of them had over presenters fees yesterday, that led to his sack.
Mr Amin Mousalli is also the owner of AIMS Group, a conglomerate that is into construction, engineering design, communications and more.. He's such a great man, that has invested so much in Nigeria and in Nigerians (employing so many Nigerians)..
Pic of OAP Freeze & Basket Mouth's wife, (back in the days), which he posted  recently on IG, but he has since deleted it..
There were rumours flying around earlier that, Freeze was sacked because he posted a pic of himself and comedian Basket Mouth's wife, (whom sources claim, he once dated, before she met the comedian) and this infuriated Basket Mouth, which led to his sack, but Freeze has since denied the report and now, it has been confirmed that the on air personality, Freeze, was sacked because an important meeting was called by Mr Amin and Freeze was absent. The MD got mad about his absence because he felt Freeze was feeling too important.
Freeze's denial..
Below are pics of Mr Amin Moussalli's daughter, Evita Moussalli and her husband, Serge Noujaim.. They got married last year..
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Pretty Nollywood Actress, Stephanie Linus And Her Hubby, In New Adorable Pics

Nollywood actress and momma of one, Stephanie Linus and her hubby,Linus Idahosa took these selfies just before she left home for an event today. One can litterally feel the joy in Stephanie's laugh.. See more pics after the cut..
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I Was Told To Pay N50,000 Administration Fee Before I Will Be Allowed To Donate Items To Nigeria's IDPs - Lady Reveals

Which way Nigeria?? Read Seun's shocking story after the cut..
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Buhari Approves NPA, NIMASA Boards (Here's FULL LIST)

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Governing Boards of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Bolaji Adebiyi, director of press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The statement said that NPA board, with 10 members, would be chaired by Emmanuel Adesoye.

Members of the board, according to the statement, are:

1. Supo Shasore

2. Suleiman Halilu

3. Constance Mashal

4. Umar Shu’aibu

5. Charles Sylvester

6. Hadiza Usman

7. Mohammed Koko

8. Sekonte Davis

9. Idris Abubakar

10. I. J. Uche-Okoro.

Similarly, the statement said that Jonathan Garba, a retired major general, was appointed the chairman of the board of NIMASA.

It listed the members as:

1. Asekomhe Kenneth

2. Mohammed Muazu

3. Ebele Obi

4 S.U. Galadanchi

5. Nene Dike

6. Dakuku Peterside
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Femi Falana, Iniebehe Effiong, Oher Activists Slam Nigerian Govt For Prosecuting Man Who Named His Dog Buhari

Human rights lawyers and activists have continued to express their concerns over the controversial arrest and prosecution of a man who named his dog ''Buhari'''.

Joachim Chinakwe, a 41-year-old trader, was charged in Ogun State on Monday for naming his pet dog ''Buhari''. Mr. Chinakwe said he named the dog as a mark of respect for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bolaji Ojikutu, a Chief Magistrate who heard the matter, granted him a 50,000 bail and adjourned the case till September 19.

But the case has left many apprehensive about free speech in Nigeria.

Lawyers and activists accusing the police and the government of acting swiftly on what seems less important, while far graver offenses receive no response.

   ''I am going to request the attorney-general of Ogun State to discontinue the frivolous charge.'' Said Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer.

Mr. Falana said Mr. Iroko's ordeal had no place in the Nigerian statute, adding that labelling his dog with his desired name was in exercise of his fundamental rights to free speech which should not be curtailed by the Nigerian state.

   ''It is against Section 36(9) of the Constitution to charge a man for a criminal offence that is unknown to law.'' Mr. Falana said. ''It is also illegal to use the machinery of government to harass any citizen.''

   ''If the president is aggrieved by the naming of dog after him, he is at liberty to sue for libel. But the police cannot invoke criminal proceeding to intimidate the fellow.''

Iniebehe Effiong, a human rights lawyer, said the ''fixation'' with Mr. Iroko despite sundry pressing issues, highlights the ''reckless, arbitrary and intolerable abuse of law enforcement powers by the police''.

Mr. Effiong, who is the convener of Coalition of Human Rights Defenders, a public interest think-tank, said Mr. Iroko had only exercised his freedom of speech and expression which did not amount to a contradiction of the statute under which he’s being prosecuted.

   ''The fact that an individual or a section of the public considers a person’s conduct repulsive and reprehensible does not necessarily bring such conduct within the contemplation of Section 249 (1) (d) of the Criminal Code so as to occasion a likelihood of breach of the peace.'' Mr. Effiong said.

Mr. Effiong, who coordinated the fundraiser for Mr. Iroko’s bail on social media, said the timing of the police action looked ''highly suspicious''.

   ''Let's ask the police one question: why are they just arresting him now?'' Mr. Iroko said. ''He got the dog as a gift in December 2015 and gave it the name. Nobody complained for more than eight months.''

Mr. Effiong said he was raising a legal team of about 100 lawyers to defend Mr. Iroko against ''what everyone can now see clearly is an attack on his fundamental rights to free speech.''

Fola Olubanjo, a public affairs analyst, said Mr. Iroko’s arrest and prosecution should not be seen as a mere episode in the headlines.

   ''I've been watching the way the news media has been reporting this matter and I must be honest with you it’s not thorough enough.'' Mr. Olubanjo said. ''This should just not be so.''

Mr. Olubanjo said the recent violent attacks against people exercising their fundamental rights to speech and expression were enough to spur the government to adopt zero-tolerance towards any form of repression of free speech, if only to serve as a form of orientation.

   ''A woman was killed in Kano and another in Abuja. In both cases, they only exercised freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.'' Mr. Olubanjo said. ''The government clearly doesn’t understand that if people are being arrested over a matter that is clearly in consonance with the principles of free speech, then no one should act surprised when a mob kills anyone for preaching the gospel on the streets.''

Mr. Olubanjo said the fact that the Buhari administration did not speak out against the injustice being meted to Mr. Iroko by elements of the state was equally condemnable, especially when he had a record of being allegedly intolerant of freedom of expression in the past.

   ''Look, this is a government led by someone with a terrible human rights record, specifically the repression of freedom of expression and freedom to say anything without fear.'' Mr.Olubanjo said.

   ''Clearly, they’re not doing much to show that they’re willing to let democratic principles guide them in the way they conduct the affairs of the state.''

But Liborous Oshoma, a Lagos-based lawyer and public affairs analyst, however said the matter must be dissected beyond merely free speech.

Mr. Oshoma said Nigerians should not focus on criticising the government when the matter was clearly one of showing tolerance to engender peaceful coexistence.

   ''The man is an Igbo man and he named his dog Buhari. Not only that, he was also said to have written same on the dog in a neighbourhood of mostly Hausa people.'' Mr. Oshoma said. ''He definitely intended to provoke and incite violence in that neighbourhood.''

Mr. Oshoma said the neighbours were right to report the matter to the police, saying ''It shows clearly that they have the peace of the environment at heart.''

   ''The matter is like having a white man walk his dog with ‘Nigger’ boldly written on it.'' Mr. Oshoma said. ''Ordinarily, you don’t want to do that unless you’re ready to get picked up by the police.''

Mr. Oshoma said citizens must be able to distinguish the focal point between free speech and hate speech or deliberate attempt to incite violence.

**Laughable incident

Hours after Mr. Iroko was released, the presidency put out a statement illustrating saying the controversy was “laughable”.

It was the first public response on the matter.

Since coming to power in 2015, no fewer than five persons have been arrested on matters bordering on free speech.

Barely three months into the government, three bloggers, Demond Ike, Seun Oloketuyi and Chris Nwandu, were arrested and charged for offences that allegedly contravened Cybercrime Act in Lagos.

Mr. Ike spent six months in custody, parts of which were in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison.

A month later, Emmanuel Ojo, was arrested in Abeokuta allegedly on the orders of Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, after posting some “offensive” materials on Facebook. The charges preferred against him remained stalled in the Abeokuta Division of the Federal High Court.

Mr. Ojo said he had since fled Nigeria to another West African country after ''threats from powerful people became unbearable.''

Three weeks ago, Abubakar Usman, a pro-government blogger, was also arrested and detained for nearly two days for apparently publishing a report critical of the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Mr. Iroko said he had three dogs. He named one ''Obama'', the second ''Buhari'' (later killed) and one after himself ''Joachim''.

Mr. Effiong said it was unfortunate that Mr. Chinakwe would be arrested while those who killed his dog and threatened violence against him were allowed to walk free by the authorities.

*I so miss one man who made me fall in love with the Law profession, GANI FAWEHINMI.. I so miss you SIR!! Continue to rest in perfect peace.*

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Pics Of A Notorious Young Man Who Steals Babies In Benue State And Sell To People In Abia State

According to a Facebook user, Onche Bishop, the suspect operates from Benue state and sells kids to people in Abia State. Read what he wrote below..

"THE FACE OF A NOTORIOUS CHILD KIDNAPPER:
    ''The man in the pic nicknamed Okala is a notorious character that has been linked to several cases of child theft in Otukpo, Benue State. We hear he has been excommunicated by his family for over two years now because of his serial involvement in criminal activities that has brought their name to disrepute. He was apprehended by youths in the area who got tips on his nefarious activities. He was later handed over to the local vigilante group which handed him over to the police. I hear he has made series of confessions that has led to the discovery of three babies he sold out to people in Abia State. Parents, please keep an eye on your baby. So many of his kind abound."
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Everyone Is Intoxicated By Something, But I Am Intoxicated By You - Nollywood Actress, Mercy Johnson To Hubby As They Celebrate Their 5th Wedding Anniversary

Lover girl, Mercy Johnson, took time out to pen down a very lovely message to celebrate her hubby, Prince Odi Okojie and the immense love she has for him, as they celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary today.. Happy wedding anniversary to them.. Read what she wrote below:
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Guys Checkout These New Pics Of Dame Patience Jonathan In Okrika, Rivers State, For A Burial

The very outspoken former First Lady and wife of immediate past President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan aka Mama Peace, was at the burial of late Sub-Chief Josiah Minakam, at her home-town in Okrika, Rivers State.
She was joined at the burial ceremony by Governor of Rivers state Nyesom Wike, former Rivers Governor, Peter Odili, former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus and many others.. See more pics below..
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Popular Abuja Doctor Allegedly Uses Own Sperm On His IVF Patients (Pic)

A well known Abuja gynecologist, 47 year old Dr. Kalu Nwachukwu, is currently in police custody for allegedly drugging, then having intercourse with  his female patients.

Police arrested him on August 4 after a report of ''unethical conduct''.

According to DailyTrust, a police statement said the gynaecologist was ''in the habit of taking undue advantage of his female patients who come to him for treatment to sexually abuse the patients.''

Police said Nwachukwu ''confessed to have had sexual affairs with some of his female patients.''

They added that, he confessed the patients were those who came ''for treatment or consultation in his office and other locations.''

   ''Nwachukwu is alleged to have used drugs to induce the women in order to have intercourse with them.'' Said FCT police spokesman Manzah Anjuguri.

The police has warned the public to ensure they ''carry out thorough background check on the credibility'' of doctors they engage as personal or family physician.

This week, police said a court remanded Nwachukwu at Kuje Prison pending further trial.

A source, refusing to be named, said Nwachukwu’s trouble started among families he helped conceive at his Life Point Medical Centre in Utako. Suspicions arose after a child conceived and born to one of Nwachukwu’s female patients went through a test that showed the child was not fathered by the patient's husband.

Nwachukwu is not known to have any complaint of unethical conduct against him at the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

His gynaecologist colleagues question his being detained since early August. They also question police account of him drugging and then sexually abusing women.

   ''This is all just to taint his image and the medical professional.'' A fellow gynaecologist said in Nwachukwu’s defence.

   ''I'm not saying he's guilty, I’m also not saying he is innocent. That is what the court is for. But what the police is saying to impossibility. What drugs did he use? How much drugs did he give them? Did they test any of the women to know what drug they were given, even if did happen?

   ''To do that, even if you could, you would have had to force a patient to take the drug. How would you do that in a consulting room in a hospital, busy with staff and patients all over the place. Then you wait for her to go to sleep before abusing her. And then she would wake up, reorganize herself and then drive home. By day or by night? The timeline is impossible.''
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US Cop Calms 7Yrs Old Girl Who Freaked Out After Police Stopped Her Dad During Traffic Stop (Pics)

A Texas police officer comforted a young black girl after her father was pulled over for a routine traffic stop.

According to ABC news, Michael Harris was stopped by Officer Mike Collins from the Frisco Police Department with his 7-year-old daughter Mikylie in the car.

   "Once the officer got to my door he asked me for my license and registration and I told him that I had a conceal carry license and that I had a pistol on my right hip," Harris told ABC News today.
   "After I told him that, my daughter came out of the back crying and freaking out.

   "The police officer gave her a little sticker, a little badge sticker," Harris continued, which he said helped calm her down.

Collins let Mikylie play in the police car and turn on the lights and sirens, according to Harris.

   "That made her feel a lot more comfortable with police officers," he noted.
Harris said Mikylie had become wary of cops after the recent shootings in the country.
   "Right after the Dallas shootings happened, she asked me, 'Daddy why are the white people and black people killing each other?' I didn't know what to say," Harris said.
But Collins set a good example for Mikylie.

   "It was a great experience" for her, Harris said.

A spokesperson for the Frisco Police Department told ABC News that Harris was pulled over for a routine stop and was issued a ticket.

   "The driver was very cordial and very respectful. He handed his concealed carry license and let the Officer know that he did have weapon," officer Benito Valdez said.

Valdez said that Collins had heard the child crying and tried to cheer her up.
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Senator Stella Oduah Loses 28-Year Old Son After Brief Illness In Abuja

Senator Stella Oduah, representing Anambra North Senatorial District, on Friday lost her son after a brief illness in a private hospital in Abuja.

Unconfirmed reports say the deceased, whose name had yet to be known as of the time of filing this report, was 28 and that he died in the early hours of Friday.

Oduah, who was a Minister of Aviation in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, sounded distressed on the phone when Punch contacted her on Friday afternoon.

In a barely audible voice, she confirmed the report, saying her son died after a brief illness.

One of Oduah’s colleagues, Senator Uche Ekwunife, who represents Anambra Central in the Senate, also confirmed the incident, saying she had been with Oduah to console her just like few other senators who heard about the ''unfortunate situation.''

Ekwunife said,

   ''It is very unfortunate. It has shown that death and life belong to God and it is only Him who controls our life. It is a trying moment for her and all of us. I know how it feels as a mother. It is only God who can console her.''
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Pic: 51-Year Old Grandma Arrested With Heroin At The Murtalla Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a grandmother, 51-year-old Monsurat Akinyemi at the Murtalla Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for being in possession of 180 grammes of heroin.

The suspect, a trader, was nabbed during an inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Entebbe, Uganda. She had four parcels of the drug in her luggage.

According to a statement by NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, the agency’s commander at the airport, Ahmadu Garba, said the suspect travelled to Uganda for one week and hid the drugs in her luggage on the way back.

   ''The case is under investigation and will be charged to court soon.'' Garba said.

Akinyemi, an Ogun State indigene, told investigators that all she needed was money to expand her business.

She said, ''I used to buy female clothes from India for sale. However, due to family problems and the economic situation, my business started to die. I wanted to expand my business. I was introduced to drug trafficking by a friend who invited me to Uganda. I invested my $3,000 in the deal and expected that I would get $6,000 from it. I am sad that things did not go as planned. I am not a criminal. I just want to survive. When the drug was discovered at the airport, I felt as if it was all over for me.''

Chairman of the NDLEA, Col. Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) said the agency would continue to fight the anti-narcotics war on all fronts.

   ''Uganda is not a source country for cocaine but drug cartels are unpredictable. They constantly change their mode of operation but we are prepared to counter all their tricks. We will remain vigilant in securing our country from the criminal activities of drug trafficking syndicates.'' He said.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Guys Checkout EFCC's Cells, Kitchen, Clinic, Dining Hall, Others (Pics)

A certain kind of drama almost always plays out when EFCC arraigns an accused person in court. The defence counsel would immediately apply for court bail.

However, if the court temporarily denies the application, the counsel would again rise in open court and passionately plead with the trial judge to allow his client remain in EFCC holding facility, pending the determination of bail, or, where his application was granted, pending fulfilment of bail conditions.
Notwithstanding this, some people with ulterior motives have continuously sponsored false stories likening detention in EFCC facilities to being held in dungeons where torture and other forms of human rights abuses are commonplace.

The Commission however prides itself as meeting the highest possible professional standards in all its operations. Such unprofessional practices are not only outlawed in EFCC, they are regarded as criminal and anyone who engages in them, risks severe sanctions, including administrative reprimand and criminal prosecution.
EFCC has arguably, the best holding facilities of all law enforcement and security agencies in Nigeria. To prove this to sceptics, the Commission on Thursday, 25th August, 2016, threw its facilities in Abuja, open for inspection by journalists from all media persuasions, including those who had unwittingly helped to propagate false notions about detention in the EFCC.
The media men saw things firsthand and freely interacted and conducted interview with suspects of their own choosing. They also toured the clinic attached to the cells, fully manned and run 24 hours round-the-clock by two qualified medical doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Among the other medical and diagnostic facilities, is a dedicated ambulance.
The journalists also saw the meals served the suspects, which are sourced from the EFCC Staff Canteen. Those who prefer relatives to bring their meals from home, are so obliged. At the end of the tour, one reporter described the detention facilities as ‘A guest house for the big boys’.
Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, however threw a challenge to the reporters: ''If anyone of you think all these have been arranged, you are welcome to come at anytime you chose, to spend time with us and see for yourself (you can even spend some days in the cell), see how EFCC carries out investigation, arrest, interrogation and if you want, be detained as long as you like, in any of our facilities across the country.
   ''You don't need to give us prior notice of your coming. You can even arrange it as a group of reporters if you don’t want to come alone.'' He must be truly confident in EFCC’s detention facilities.

The over 30 journalists drawn from print, electronic and online platforms, said they would seriously consider the offer.

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Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) Sworn In As 28th NBA President

The 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Friday came to a close with Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud SAN sworn in by the immediate past NBA President, Mr. Austine Alegeh SAN, as the 28th President of the association.

The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by the Governors of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike and Sokoto State, Alhaji Tambawal, as well as the past governor of Kano State, Alhaji Musa Kwakwanso.

In his acceptance speech, the new President commended the outgoing executive members led by Austine Alegeh, for several innovations that were introduced into the NBA, especially the universal e-voting by the NBA.

While performing his first official assignment, he sworn in his executive members who will together run the NBA for the next 2 years, and promised to pursue the overall national interest.

Mahmoud called on his opponent, JK Gadzama, to join hands with him and work for the Bar, adding that he should learn from the action of former President, Goodluck Jonathan after the 2015 election.
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Visits Delta State (Pics)

The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is in Delta State at the moment.. He was welcomed by the State Governor, Dr. Arthur Okowa, his wife and other dignitaries.. See more pics after the cut..
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