Tuesday, July 25, 2017

N200,000 Extortion: WhatsApp Message Leads To Dismissal Of 3 Lagos Policemen (Pic)

The dismissed officers..
Following a WhatsApp message sent to police authorities by some young men from whom officers took N200,000, three policemen attached to Area ‘N’ Command, Ijede-Ikorodu, Lagos, have been dismissed from the Force!

They reportedly arrested the young men and accused them of being fraudsters, popularly known as ‘yahoo yahoo boys’. The officers then forced the young men to part with N200,000 via ATM withdrawal and mobile bank transfer.

The dismissal of the policemen—Inspector Okelue Nkemeonye, with Force No. 136005; Sergeant Braimoh Sunday, 355897, and Sergeant Yusuf Olukoga—followed an Orderly Room Trial at the Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Onikan.

They were reportedly found guilty by the adjudicating officer on two charges of offence against discipline.

Police WhatsApp number..

Explaining the circumstance that led to their dismissal, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, PCRRU, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Abayomi Shogunle, disclosed that a complainant had told the unit via WhatsApp number 0805 700 0003 that he was arrested at gunpoint and money was forcefully collected from him after he was assaulted.

He said that upon receipt of the complaint on June 21, the unit dispatched its team to Ikorodu, where the three policemen, including ASP Bayo Obadia, who led the team, were apprehended.

Investigation..

Shogunle said after investigation, it was found out that the allegations were true.

His words: “Upon the receipt of the complaint, a case with tracking number PCRRU637624 was registered and acknowledgement of complaint sent to the complainant.

“PCRRU investigation team was dispatched to Ikorodu where all the three dismissed policemen, including AP No. 98199 ASP Bayo Obadia, who led the team, were apprehended. PCRRU preliminary investigation revealed that all the allegations contained in the WhatsApp message actually happened.

“Also, the four police officers, who were armed on the day of the incident, falsely paraded themselves as operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, despite not being posted to SARS.

Change Begins with Me Campaign..

“Investigation also showed that the officers extorted N200,000 from the young men, who they tagged ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys’. The money was forced from them via N90,000 ATM withdrawal and N110,000 mobile bank money transfer to a third party account provided by the policemen.

“All the extorted N200,000 was recovered by the PCRRU investigators.

“The Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris, has commended the complainant for coming forward to report the incident to PCRRU.

“He also said that all allegations of professional misconduct reported against any police officer would be treated in line with relevant laws and in keeping to the ‘Change Begins with Me Campaign’ of the Federal Government.”


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Blac Chyna Acquires A New $272K Ferrari 488 Spider After Rob Kardashian Took Back The One He Bought For Her

Blac Chyna got herself a brand new white $272K Ferrari 488 Spider convertible, complete with red custom Forgiato wheels after Rob Kardashian took back the one he got her, lol.
The former stripper took to her social media pages to show off the supercar.
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Cross River State Policemen Killed My Abducted Husband During Rescue Operation - Widow

Policemen attached to a Cross River State security outfit, Operation Skolombo, have allegedly shot dead a chairmanship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Emmanuel Nkim.

It was learnt that the operatives were exchanging gunfire with some gunmen who were making away with the 42-year-old in his black Toyota Avensis, when he was hit by bullets.

The Cops reportedly recovered the bullet-ridden car, which they took to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Calabar.

They also handed over Emmanuel’s corpse to men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, saying that he was among the robbers that died during the gun battle.

Emmanuel’s widow, Esther, who petitioned the Inspector-General of Police and the National Human Rights Commission over the incident, said the policemen lied against her husband to cover up their misdeeds.

Esther, a Deputy Route Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Akwa Ibom State, explained that the cops did not follow the rule of engagement and deliberately ignored the ‘Basic Principles on Use of Force and Firearms, and Force Order on Firearms under Proportionality, Legality, Accountability and Necessity.’

During a telephone interview with one of our correspondents, the mother of four noted that the incident happened on July 12, 2017, at about 9pm, adding that Emmanuel had gone for a church programme on the day.

She said from church, he went to drop an uncle in the Lemna area of the Calabar metropolis when he was abducted by gunmen.

She said, “We were all living together in Calabar until I was deployed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, about a month ago. On the day of the incident, we still spoke. He told me that he was returning from church, but was about dropping off his uncle at Lemna Junction, Calabar. He said he would be returning home immediately afterwards.

“At about 2.30am the following day, my housemaid called and said my husband had not come home. I became worried and started dialling his number, which rang out. I called about seven times without any response. I called his uncle as well, but he didn’t pick the call.

“I also called one of his best friends, who claimed not to have seen him. I kept calling till about 7am when the uncle finally responded and said he had also been trying to reach him without any success.”

She said after efforts to know Emmanuel’s whereabouts were abortive, she urged the uncle to go to the nearest police station to lodge a report of a missing person.

The uncle, after some hesitations due to the 24-hour condition for such a report, later went to the SCIID, Diamond Hill, Calabar, where he found the victim’s car.

“He said he asked them what happened and they told him that policemen attached to Operation Skolombo brought the car with a corpse who they claimed was an armed robber. They told him that the policemen found a locally-made pistol in his car.

“When I got the information, I took permission from office to return home. On my way, I got a call from a lady that knows me. She said my sister-in-law called her to tell her that my husband was missing.

“She said she was at the junction on the night of the incident and was about to buy fish when she saw four gunmen dash towards my husband.

“She said they asked him to enter into his car and he told them that they should leave him alone, that he was just coming from the church. They hit him with their gun in the head and shot into the air twice. They then forced him into the car.

“A motorcycle rider, who saw what had happened, rode ahead of the robbers to Tinapa Junction, where operatives of Operation Skolombo have a pin-down point. He told them what he had just witnessed and said the gunmen were coming in their direction in a black car with hazard light on,” she added.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the policemen engaged the gunmen in a shootout during which the victim was killed.

Esther said the state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, told her that it was unfortunate that police bullets killed her husband.

“Since then, we have not heard anything from them. I don’t know whether they have questioned the operatives to know what happened. And unfortunately, none of the people that abducted my husband was arrested. They labelled him an armed robber and took his corpse to a teaching hospital to embalm him without the knowledge of family members,” she said.

Our correspondent was told that Emmanuel, who was vying for the Chairmanship of Ikom Local Government Area under the platform of the PDP, was also a contractor.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident, but said it was not the police that killed Emmanuel.

She said, “What happened was that he was abducted by some group of persons; whether they were armed robbers or kidnappers, nobody knows. People saw when he was beaten up and pushed into his car and driven away.

“People around alerted the police and the police went after the vehicle, which took Tinapa Road. The information that was given to the police was that they were armed robbers and when the police went after the vehicle, the armed robbers started shooting and the policemen retaliated. They eventually  abandoned the vehicle. We saw a locally-made pistol and an English gun in the vehicle.

“When the policemen saw the body of the man in that car, they alleged that he was an armed robber, not knowing that the man that was inside the car was the victim. What we saw in the writing was titled, ‘Armed Robbery Suspect’ but after investigation, we realised that he was not an armed robber.”
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PDP Governors, Among Those To Visit Buhari In London Today.. No, Fayose, Wike Aren't Among Those Visiting, Lol

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party are among six governors who are scheduled to leave Nigeria today to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London.

It was gathered that the visit was being organised by the office of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retd.).

They also learnt that the six governors were picked from the six geo-political zones of the country.

Listed among the six governors are[ Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo). The four governors are from the South-South, South-East, North-West and South-West respectively.

Punch hopwever could not verify the identities of the two other governors, who are expected to come from the North-East and North-Central.
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How Popular APC Chieftain Was Killed In Festac On Eve Of Lagos LG Polls By Gunmen On A Motorcycle

Accident scene where APC Chairman candidate, Sakiru Alabi Balogun died in auto crash..
The Police in Lagos State, has commenced investigations into the murder of a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Emmanuel Uba, alias Onwa, who was shot dead by gunmen on a motorcycle, at 7th Avenue, Festac Town, few hours before the last Saturday’s local government election in the state.

It was gathered that Onwa, who was also the Chairman of Community Policing Youth Vanguard in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, was shot twice last Friday night at 712 Road, Festac Town.

Sources disclosed that Onwa, who was active during the APC’s campaigns within Amuwo Odofin, was said to have been lured out to the spot.

A source, who spoke with Vanguard on the condition of anonymity, stated that Onwa was with some of his party members and loyalists preparing for the local government elections when he received a call asking him to come to 7th Avenue.

The source explained that he drove a Toyota Highlander SUV to the spot, where his caller asked that they meet.

According to the source, “he doesn’t move alone. Although he is very well known in that area, I wonder why he went to 7th Avenue alone. I was informed by his loyalists, who were the last to see him, that he asked them to wait for him. I suspect that his caller must have been someone he respects a lot.

“Eyewitnesses told me that they saw his SUV at the spot, where he was killed around 10:30p.m. and he was seen talking on his phone when his assailants showed up on a motorcycle and opened fire on him.

“We found two gun wounds on him. One was on his face and the other was on his head.”

When Vanguard inquired from the source if Onwa’s life had been threatened in the past, he reacted in affirmative, explaining that Onwa’s style of politics had endeared him to the party’s leadership at the state and federal level.

He added: “This could be why he was killed. I pray the police will do a good job in unravelling those behind his death and have them prosecuted, because politics is not a do-or-die affair.”

Reacting to the development, the spokesman at the Lagos State Police Command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, stated that the Police have commenced investigation into the killing.

He, however, added that the killing was not related to politics.

According to him, “the incident was reported, but may not be related to politics. Investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of death.”
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Mother Sends Thugs After 6 Teachers Who Flogged Her Daughter, Leaving Her With Bruises

A mother, Monsurat Ayinde, who allegedly recruited some thugs to beat her child’s teachers in a secondary school, was, yesterday, charged before an Abeokuta magistrate’s court.

Chief Magistrate Adeola Adelaja, however, released her on N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Ayinde, 40, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, assault and breach of peace.

She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Eigbejiale, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on July 20 at 11a.m. at Saje High School, Abeokuta.

According to him, the woman engaged some thugs, who stormed the school and beat up six teachers. Ayinde, according to the prosecutor, took the retaliatory action because a teacher flogged her child, leaving her with bruises.

The accused hit a teacher, Mr. Monsuru Kusimo, on his left eye and injured him, he said.

He said the accused conspired with others still at large and caused a breach of peace of the school by disrupting its activities.

The offences contravened Sections 249, 351, 355, and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The magistrate adjourned the case till August 22 for hearing.


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Nollywood Actress Beverly Naya Stuns At The Golden Movie Awards (Pics)

Beautiful lady.. See another pic below..
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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Opens Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (See Pics)

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, declared open the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja. See pics below..
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EFCC Finally Reveals It's Twitter Handler - The Exceptional Brilliant Chap

EFCC has revealed the brilliant chap behind the commission's official twitter page..

The guy known for his exceptional hilarious way of replying Nigerians, is also a songwriter, recording and performing artiste, who also addresses himself as -occasional genius, lol.
The commission unveiled him today as he bows out, and a lot of Nigerians have been singing his praises., We wish him all the best!
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Kano State Police Special Anti Robbery Squad Shoot 3 Armed Robbers Dead, Recover Weapons (Graphic Pics)

ARMED ROBBERS MET THEIR WATERLOO..

On 23/07/2017 at about 2100hrs the IGP Special Tactical Squad (STS) Kano Sector and Special Anti Robbery Squad Kano while on joint Patrol intercepted an armed robbers’ blockage between Lamba and Dansiri Villages in Bichi LGA along Kano to Katsina Road. 
These armed robbers normally robbed traders and other innocent Nigerians after weekly Market Day in Chiranchi LGA of Katsina. The patrol was hitherto the complaints received by the Command from traders, nearby villagers and other road users on the activities of robbers most especially on Sunday which was a weekly Market Day in Chiranchi Market Katsina State. 
The Commissioner of Police CP Rabiu Yusuf psc directed the STS and SARS to mobilize and deploy all machineries at their disposal to arrest the suspects and save the situation. On the fateful day, the robbers on sighting police teams, opened fire which resulted to a shootout of almost 15minutes. 
Later 3 suspected armed robbers were fatally wounded, 2 English made AK47 Rifle, 1 locally made Pistol, 2 AK 47 Rifle magazine, 47 rounds of live ammunition, 3 cartridges and 1 cutlass. The suspects were confirmed dead by medical doctor at a hospital. No casualty from the olice while investigation is ongoing. 
The Commissioner of Police CP Rabiu Yusuf psc calls on the members of the public to continue to support the Command by giving timely information on all suspicious persons, vehicles, houses, warehouses, shops, garages and any other object seen within their neighbourhood for immediate verification by detectives and other experts.

DSP. MAGAJI MUSA MAJIA
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
KANO STATE
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Pics: Court Can't Stop Me From Speaking, Says Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday, granted an interview to some journalists in Enugu.

Kanu was in Enugu to receive awards from a number of pan-Igbo groups, including the Igbo Women Assembly, the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Igbo Students Union.

Justice Binta Nyako had barred Kanu from granting interviews, and being in gatherings of more than 10 persons, when she granted the IPOB leader bail.
Asked if he was not worried that he could be re-arrested for flouting the bail conditions by granting the interview, Kanu said the court cannot stop him from speaking.

He said he was only responding to questions asked him by journalists.

According to him, refusing to respond to the questions would be seen as a sign of arrogance on his part, Punch reports.

He said, “I am replying you. That is what I am doing. I am not giving an interview, I am responding to the question you asked me.
“The judge is a very learned fellow. She cannot stop me from speaking.”

Kanu added that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of State Services were the ones that are guilty of flouting court orders.

“Buhari and the DSS have been in multiple breaches of court order after court order. I wish you can go to the DSS and ask Daura, what is his name? Lawal, whatever his name is, the DSS Director General, why DSS does not obey court orders.

“They are the ones flouting the court orders. It’s not me.

“What I am doing is entirely legal. You ask me a question and I respond to you because if I keep quiet you see me as a very arrogant fellow.”


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Blackface Calls On FG To Arrest TuFace Over 'African Queen' Theft

African Queen singer, Black Face once again made his grouse known in a recent interview with HipTV.

The Singer who has continually faulted 2face for not acknowledging nor rewarding him for his role in writing African Queen, has said that he is not willing to let go of the accusations.

Speaking on Faze’s move to broker peace between himself and 2face, he said:

“Faze is my friend and he is going to do his own bit. But, one thing that he does not know is that who feels it, knows it. He didn’t write the song, I did. So he does not know what I am talking about.It is easy for him to call for peace. But then, it is the duty of the offender to apologise for his action. I can’t keep quiet about what happened because I haven’t offended anybody. I have not stolen anybody’s song.”

He also stated that the Federal Government is yet to institute an appropriate punishment for individuals who are involved in song theft.

“Had the Federal Government introduced an appropriate punishment for stealing other people’s songs, many music artistes would be in trouble today. If the penalty required offenders to spend some years in jail, many so-called big artistes would be in prison by now.

“Some of them steal songs from fellow musicians based in the country or abroad and pass them off as their own. This is very bad for culture and the creative sector. It is also bad enough for the honest and hardworking Nigerian artiste who goes through a lot of trouble to survive.“Whatever the government decides, the courts are there to ensure that justice prevails. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you will have to accept the consequence of your actions.''
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President Buhari's Picture With APC Leaders & Governors In London, Is Old And Fake - Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK)

Read Femi Fani-Kayode's article on President Buhari's breakfast with APC leaders and governors, below..

''BREAKFAST IN LONDON WITH CITIZEN BUHARI

The picture of a handful of APC Governors and President Muhammadu Buhari, which was purportedly taken in London yesterday, is old and fake.

I have been reliably informed that they were taken during Ramadan in Abuja some time back and not yesterday in London.

Quite apart from that even though the picture was meant to have been taken in London curiously all the drinks on the table are Nigerian products and Nigerian-made.

Did the Governors take all those drinks along with them to London when they went to see the President?

Is Buhari not coming home again anytime soon? Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and some government officials recently told us that he would be back on the 28th of July which is just a few days away.

Why the need for the APC Governors to "visit" him in far away London if he will be back in Nigeria in a few days?

What was the purpose and point of this fake photo-shoot and this strange breakfast meeting? What was the purpose and objective of this monumental fraud and deceit?

Whatever the answers may be to these questions the curtain must be brought down on what can only be described as a puerile and nauseating conspiracy.

This crazy and noxious charade just has to stop. We do not wish the President dead but we have a right to know the truth. As a matter of fact we demand to know that truth because, as he once said himself, he "belongs to us all".

For those who still believe that the meeting actually took place there are some nagging questions that need to be answered.

For example why were the Nigerian and foreign media not allowed to cover the proceedings and participate in this celebrated photo-soot and merry London feast?

Why did the Villa press corps not take one of their own camera men to London and make a short video of this "historic" event?

Why was were the whole proceedings shrouded in so much secrecy? Why is it that only one picture was taken? Why were more pictures not shot? Why was Buhari not put on audio tape and interviewed whilst he was with his celebrated and important guests?

Why did he not offer a few words of hope and encouragement to the Nigerian people to ease the tension that has been generated in the land by his prolonged absence?

How can they expect us to take Governor Rochas Okorocha's word for anything without any solid proof or evidence to back those words up or give them a measure of veracity or credibility?

I for one would not believe a word that a man like Rochas tells me. If he told me that it was day outside I would have to assume that it was night. It is that bad.

Again why did Buhari not shake anyone's hands during the photo-shoot? Why did he not get up from his chair, say "cheese" and give us a big Daura smile?

Why was he just sitting there like a stuffed mannequin who really did not know where he was and who he was interacting with?

Is it not obvious that he can no longer function properly? Why all the tall tales that he is getting much better?

Is it not clear that he is simply being stuffed with and pumped up by a dangerous cocktail of steriods? Is it not obvious that he is suffering from an extreme form of dementia?

Is it not clear that even if he were to be brought back to Nigeria tomorrow he could no longer function properly and lead the nation?

Is it not obvious that he is barely lucid and that he is little better than a zombie?

Where is the shame in admitting these truths and prevailing on him to resign in order for him to be able to go home to Daura and take care of his health?

Better still he could resign and be taken to Prophet T.B. Joshua's Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos for prayer, deliverance and healing. I assure you that it works.

Those who truly love Mr. President and care for him ought to advise him to take one of these two options. Yet sadly few will do so.

The bitter truth is that we have become the laughing stock of the entire civilised world since this shameless charade began.

A nation of 180 million people whose President has gone missing and who have no idea where he is, what is wrong with him or what the prognosis for his condition is. The situation is shameful and bizarre.

Worse still we have a media that is so fawning in its attitude when it comes to the Federal Government and that is so easily intimidated that they simply refuse to ask the right questions about this matter or undertake to carry out the necessary investigations with a view to establishing the truth.

This is the greatest tragedy of all and it results in total impunity on the part of the government because the media is not prepared to keep them on their toes.

Yet it doesn't stop there. We have a Senate with 109 distiguished and able Senators and a House of Representatives with over 300 honorable legislators and yet not one of them has the fortitude or guts to call for the resignation of this ailing man who is clearly no longer well enough to lead our nation.

The following questions must be answered: are the Nigerian people under a blinding and binding spell? Is this the unholy work of vodoo-merchants, witch-doctors and necromancers?

Have our people been bound up and charmed by these broom-loving APC wizards and witches?

The truth is that God is watching this charade and He is not mocked. No matter what anyone says or does His will shall be done, His counsel shall stand, His purpose shall be established and His name shall be glorified in this situation and in our nation.

Nigeria is too important, too big and too good to be subjected to such malevolent indignities and infantile rubbish.

She is too blessed and advanced a nation to be manipulated by a faceless little cabal of power-hungry, godless, self-seeking, evil, callous and bloodthirsty men.

We as a people deserve far better than that and we ought to demand much more. Buhari is not a King with divine rights and neither is he God.

He is a human being like you and I and, just like us, blood runs through his veins. He is not immortal and he is not infallible.

He is mortal and he is fallible. He is not indispensible. Like all human beings, he is dispensible. With or without him Nigeria shall go on and our nation shall survive.

In any case whether he comes back alive or not is not the point and neither is it the relevant question.

The relevant point and question is whether he can continue to function as President if and when he does come back and, based on the information at my disposal, it is very clear to me that he will not be able to do so.

The truth is that if and when he does come back, he will come back as a shell of his former self. This is sad, pitiful and tragic but the sooner we come to terms with it the better it is for us all.

This is a man that I have been reliably informed has lost his memory, his powers of speech, his recollection of events and his ability to perform even the most basic mental and physical functions. A man in such a condition can hardly be described as being fit to rule this great nation.

The morbid obsession with retaining power at all costs which has afflicted those in the Presidency that Mrs. Aisha Buhari has graphically described as the "hyenas and jackals" coupled with their insidious attempt to institutionalise what I have described elsewhere as "corspsocracy" (the rulership of the living by the dead) in the body politic of our nation must cease forthwith.

Nigerians are gracious, kind, long-suffering, resilient, loving, patient and compassionate people who wish the best for their President but that does not mean that they should be taken for granted, taken for a ride or treated like fools. They are not children and they are not stupid.

It is time for this horrendous madness and hideous nightmare to stop!

It is time for Buhari's seat to be declared vacant and it is time for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to fully take over and be sworn in as the new and substantive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.'' He concluded.
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Benue Community Bans Men From Spending More Than N100, 000 On Traditional Marriage After Outrage Over Bride Price

The traditional ruler of Otukpa, the headquarters of Ogbadibo LGA of Benue, Chief Sir Sunday Ekele Jp has banned intending groom in the community from spending more than N100, 000 on traditional wedding.

According to Chief Ekele, the decision became imperative following complaints from young men in the community that outrageous bride price has been discouraging them from getting married.

Speaking on a live programme monitored on Joy FM, Otukpo on Thursday, the monarch said any one found flaunting the new law would be penalized.

“Money should not prevent anyone from getting married in our community. From now onward, no one should spend more than hundred thousand naira before he gets a wife in our community. We need to encourage the young men so they won’t be scared of going into marriage,” he said.

Recall that the Chairman, Tiv Area Traditional Council led by the Tor Tiv, His Royal Majesty, Ochivirigh, Prof. James Ayatse had recently set up a 15-member committee to do something about the high bride price and expensive burial requirements for burial rites in Tiv land.

The committee, which has three months to submit its report, is headed by His Royal Highness, Chief Jam Gbinde Ter Ikyor, and had been directed to investigate the reasons for the high bride price and recommend ways of addressing the challenge.


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APC Governors And Leaders Meet With Buhari In London Amidst Laughter (Pics)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, July 23, received a delegation of All Progressive Congress (APC) governors at the Abuja House, in London.

It was gathered that the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, said the president was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour.

In a telephone conversation with Femi Adesina, the president's media adviser, following the meeting of the APC governors and leaders with President Buhari, he said the president was delighted to receive the delegation and asked each governor about affairs in his state.
Governor Okorocha said the party delegation spent more than an hour with President Buhari over lunch, and it was very clear from the discussions that he followed developments at home very closely.

When asked to react to all the negative things being said about him, the president just laughed, describing such negative reports as lies. Governor Okorocha said President Buhari was completely unperturbed by the cocktail of lies, adding that he sent his best wishes to Nigerians.
According to Okorocha Nigerians don’t have to worry at all, adding that President Buhari will be back as soon as the doctors give him the green light.

“By our visit to London today, the merchants of lies have been put out of business and Nigerians will not buy the garbage they have been selling. All those who look up to fake news can find better use for their time,” Governor Okorocha noted.

President Buhari left Nigeria for London on Sunday, May 7, 2017, to attend to health challenges, having earlier made a similar trip to London and upon arrival in Nigeria, stated that he was going to return to London at a later date.
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Lagos Popular APC Member Electrocuted In Flooding (Pic)

                                   
A member of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Lateef Ajikanle, has been electrocuted in his home on Bolaji Omupo Street, Somolu.

The father of four reportedly returned home after prayers in a mosque to meet his compound flooded.

It was gathered that the flood was worsened by the rubble of a collapsed fence owned by a poultry farmer on an adjoining street, Lisabi Street.

It was learnt that the Oyo State indigene waded through the flood. He was reportedly picking rubbish in the water when he was electrocuted.

A neighbour, who attempted to rescue him was also reportedly electrocuted, but escaped death by a whisker.

Officials of the Ikeja Electric, Onipanu Business District, were said to have been alerted to the incident.

After power was disconnected from the community, Lateef, who also worked with the State Universal Basic Education Board, was reportedly rushed to a general hospital where he was confirmed dead.

His younger sister, Monsuru Ajikanle, told Punch correspondent on Sunday that the 50-year-old was preparing to participate in the last Saturday’s local government election when tragedy struck.

She said, “He went to the mosque that day. The rain started early in the morning and everywhere was flooded. He was coming back from the mosque around 7am when he saw that the fence owned by the poultry farmer on the next street had collapsed on the pumping machine in our compound.

“Also, the flood water could not flow out and there were waste paper and other dirty materials everywhere. He started picking the rubbish from the water. He was doing that when his hand touched the live wire exposed after the fence fell on the pumping machine. He was electrocuted.

“One of our neighbours, Femi, ran into the flood to help him, but the electric current in the water forced him back. We called the Ikeja Electric to disconnect the power.”

Monsuru told Punch correspondent that Lateef was rushed to the General Hospital, Somolu, where he was confirmed dead.

Another family member, Dele Alakija, blamed the owner of the poultry for the incident.
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Pics: Robbery Suspect Reveals How He Sneaked Out Of Kaduna Prison

A robbery suspect, Bashir Ali, who is currently serving a jail term in Kaduna prison, has revealed how he was allowed to sneak out of his cell by prison officials.

Ali was caught when he left the prison to collect his share of a new robbery loot from some of his gang members.

Ali whose mother is from Tokyo, Japan, was arrested alongside some of his gang members identified as Umaru Inusa, Ahmed Kamalu, Adamu Danjuma and Barfa Ahmad by detectives attached to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Special Tactical Squad (STS).

At the police station, while confessing to the crime, Ali said: “I am an indigene of Kano State and my mother is from Tokyo. She came to Kano with her parents who were traders. In the process, she (Ali’s mother) fell in love with my father and I am a proud product of that love.

"I am married and I have three kids. I have no reason to commit crime because I also have an option of travelling to Tokyo if I was not satisfied with my financial status in Nigeria.”

On his journey to Kano Central prison, Karaumawa, Ali recalled that sometime in 2010, he got involved in a shady business, which led to the sale of a property in Kano that belongs to one of his friends.
He said: “Boys were broke so we were looking for every possible means to make money. So my friend Ahmed who just lost his father then told me that he wanted to sell one of his father’s houses without the consent of the family. He said that since he was also part of the family that no one will question his decision. We got several estate agents involved and finally sold it for N8million.

“Unfortunately, when the buyer wanted to take possession of the property, the family members refused insisting that they never consented to it and that the documents presented were stolen.

"We were arrested same year and charged to court. I was sentenced to seven years jail in 2015 after awaiting trial for two years.”

On how he sneaked out of the prison, Ali said it was a usual practice of the prisoners at the Kaduna prison to go out of the jail and return before the routine head count.

Ali said the wardens at the prison are aware of the prisoners sneaking in and out of prison all the time and no eyebrow would be raised as long as the prisoners returns before the headcount.

He said: "In that prison you are free to roam around and sneak in and out of the yard unnoticed. The rule was that you must come for head count every 10am, 12pm, 2am and 6pm. So if you don’t want to get into trouble, wherever you go, you must return for head count.

“It is a game of trust. The warder must approve of your movement so that if you mistakenly fail to return on time, he will give you a number in absence. We all have phones and whenever you cannot make it back on time, you will call the warder and tell him. It is also your responsibility to ensure that the warder is well taken care of financially so that he can cover for you in case you want to travel and spend some days outside.”

On his arrest, Ali lamented that while in Kano prison, he made a lot friends who have served out their jail terms. He collected most of their numbers and agreed to exchange ideas.

“It is good to make friends so that when they leave, they will help with money. Most of them who left went back to crime and normally send money to us.

“So while in Kaduna prison, one of them contacted me that they were broke and needed any means of making quick money. It was during the Ramadan fast and everyone needed money to celebrate after the fasting. I gave them some ideas and people to meet. At the end of the robbery operation, they cheated me and hid the physical cash that they got. Luckily, Bawa kept one of the cars for me. I then referred them to an ex-convict who is into buying stolen cars.

"They were on their way to deliver the car and money when police caught them. They were so wicked that they did not alert me that they had been caught. Rather, they called to tell me that the car had been sold that I should come to Zaria and collect my share."

“Few days to Sallah, I told the yard master popularly known as Baba Kubo and he granted me some days to travel. He knows that I will always come back, that was why he agreed. So around 12pm that day I left for Kano where they were supposed to wait for me. Because I did not have much money, I visited some of my friends in town and got some money before I proceeded to the agreed location. It was there that police arrested me."

The Kaduna prison has since denied that any warden is allowed to give prisoners a permit to travel. They claimed the open prison often allowed some of the prisoners, especially farmers to go to their farms and return before headcount. But no prisoner is allowed to go leave town.


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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Meet 10Years Old South African Boy Who Eats Toilet Paper If He Doesn't See Food (Pics)

A 10-year-old boy who is constantly hungry due to a rare condition eats rolls of toilet paper if he is unable to get any other food.

Caden Benjamin, from Standerton in South Africa, weighs 14 stone 2lbs (90 kilogrammes) because of his constant overeating.

He has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome, which is characterised by an obsessive compulsion to eat.
His mother, Zola Benjamin, says it means Caden will eat anything he can get his hands on.

At one point, Caden was eating toilet paper. He’d eat rolls of it,’ she said.

‘Actually, he’d eat any paper he would find in the house. If there’s nothing for him to eat, he’ll scrape together the dirt he finds on the floor and eat that.’

Several years ago, he was forced to undergo a tracheotomy and he now breathes through a tube inserted into his windpipe.
Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare, incurable disorder that affects thousands of people worldwide, resulting in physical, mental and behavioural problems.

The condition is made worse by the fact that people need less food than their peers because their bodies have less muscle and tend to burn fewer calories.

Ms Benjamin added: ‘At three years old he was 40 kg (6 stone 4 lbs) and at that time, we didn’t know what was wrong with him.

‘We went to a number of doctors and no one could tell us what was wrong and why he was gaining so much weight.’

Eventually, a doctor at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria ran further tests and diagnosed Caden’s illness.
Ms Benjamin said: ‘Normally he would start off the day by eating four slices of cheese toast and then an hour later he would drink Coke and eat leftover food from the night before.

‘Then at lunch he’d eat two large pieces of chicken. He’d eat hourly for the rest of the day.’

But with his weight spiralling out of control and his health being seriously jeopardised, doctors have put Caden – who wears men’s XL size clothes – on a diet.

Ms Benjamin has had to lock all her kitchen cabinets and her fridge and hide all food items in the house.

He’s really battling. I feel so terrible… but the doctors said that if I want to see my son alive, then he has to go on a diet,’ she said.

‘Each and every day is a battle. I have to check up on him all day and night.’

Caden struggles to move around and even breathe because he is so overweight.

He also suffers bouts of depression because he is unable to live like a normal child.

‘Sometimes he’ll just break down in tears and tells me he wants to go and play with the other children outside,’ said Ms Benjamin.

‘But he is unable to do that and there’s no way I can help him.'


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Jeremy Meeks & Chloe Green Passionately Lock Lips (Pics)

Chloe Green had to rise to tiptoe to share a kiss with her significantly taller new flame, Jeremy Meeks, in Beverly Hills, yesterday.
Recall that, amid his dalliance with the heiress, Jeremy already filed for separation from his wife of 8 years who'd stayed married to him through his prison sentence.
While Chloe and Jeremy were filmed by Back Grid pounding the pavement, they were asked: 'You guys so much in love?' to which Jeremy replied: 'Yes, we are.'

The pair of them were seen strolling down the sidewalk hand in hand, both holding what appeared to be ice blended beverages from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Chloe also posted an Instagram pic of herself and Jeremy captioned: 'Just the beginning...We appreciate all the love and the hate,' before making her account private, and Jeremy's deleted pics on his Instagram that'd featured Melissa.
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