Monday, 23 November 2015

Lastma still need to be well trained.

On Friday afternoon 21st November, 2015 around 13:05GMT, on my way to Surulere from Lagos Island with some of my boss, I decided to follow Adekunle road, via 3rd Maryland bridge.

Getting to Adekunle road, opposite Adekunle Police Station on the other side of the road going to 3rd Maryland bridge, I saw this drama on the middle of the road, two Lastma officers beating and blowing a commercial driver like a thief.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Dasuki releases breakdown of arms purchases, says “Nigerians will hear a lot”

The immediate past National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has given his side of the story on the arms procurement saga which has pitted him against the incumbent federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Man slaughters own 4 children after quarrel with wife

A middle aged man, on Wednesday in Kaduna slaughtered four of his children and attempted to kill himself after an alleged quarrel with his wife.

Man kills 4 own children in Kaduna

A middle aged man, on Wednesday in Kaduna slaughtered four of his children and attempted to kill himself after an alleged quarrel with his wife.

“I did my best, Buhari’s arrest order embarassing” – Dasuki

The immediate past National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has denied ever receiving any formal or informal invitation to appear before an Investigative Panel on the Procurement of hardware and ammunitions in the armed forces.

Buhari orders arrest of Dasuki, others over arms procurement fraud

Following the findings of the 13 man committee set up by the Office of the National Security Adviser to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to date as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidency has ordered the immediate arrest of former NSA, Sambo Dasuki, and others.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Fix Lagos roads before being overburdened by your 3-in-1 portfolio – Assembly tasks Fashola

The Lagos State House of Assembly has congratulated the immediate past Governor of the state, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, on his appointment as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, tasking him to immediately fix federal roads in the state before he becomes overburdened by the workload of overseeing three major sectors.

BREAKING: Court of Appeal sacks PDP Senator from Taraba, Bashir Marafa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again lost in Taraba State as the Court of Appeal sitting in Yola upheld a tribunal’s ruling, sacking Bashir Marafa as senator representing Taraba Central Senatorial District.

Samson Siasia begs kidnappers to free his mother

Under-23 football team coach on Tuesday appealed to kidnappers who seized his mother to release her, as he tries to secure the side’s qualification for next year’s Olympics.

Score a goal get $20,000, Wike tells Eagles

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has pledged $20,000 per goal as he urged the Super Eagles to beat visiting Sihlangu of Swaziland in their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Port Harcourt.

Underfed 7-yr-old girl slumps in school

Doctors at a private hospital at Ire-Akari Estate in Isolo area of Lagos State are battling to save the life of a malnourished seven-year-old primary school pupil, who slumped and lost consciousness in school.

Woman bathes husband with hot water over breakfast

Last Thursday  morning at Gbagidi, Ijanikin area of Lagos State, a housewife known as Iya Deborah, reportedly emptied a bowl of hot water on her husband, identified as Ajagadi.

Man, 30, rapes 11 year-old girl

Police in Lagos have arraigned a 30-year-old factory worker, Peter Ekom, before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl (names withheld).
The defendant was docked before Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi over the offence allegedly committed on November 3 at 43, Ariori Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Rabbit causes pandemonium at Rivers Secretariat

There was pandemonium, yesterday, at the Rivers State Secretariat following the mysterious appearance of a rabbit.
It was discovered beneath a car belonging to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Otonyetarie Okoye.

Breaking News: Supreme Court halts Saraki’s trial at CCT

The Supreme Court, this morning, stayed further hearing on the 13-count criminal charge pending against ‎the Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

Family of boy with hydrocephalus cries for help

….Needs 2 million for surgery

FAMILY of Iheanyichukwu Onumaraekwu has cried out to the government and public spirited individuals to save the life of their 14months old child, Miracle, who had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus.

FIFA approves five presidential candidates

Issa Hayatou
FIFA on Thursday approved five candidates to stand in February’s vote to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football’s governing body, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.

Oliseh rejects Code of Conduct for Eagles

Addressing the sporting media in Abuja yesterday, Oliseh he believes that as professional players the boys know how to behave while in the national team’s camp and do not need to   be forced into writing an undertaking like school children.

Sergeant allegedly rapes neighbour’s 9-yr-old daughter

*Nigeria Police won’t cover any officer’s crime—COMMISSIONER
OFFICERS of Edo State Police Command are investigating a sergeant, Umoru Babalola, who allegedly raped a nine-old-girl (names withheld).

Reps probe N52m fraud allegation against CCT chairman

Danladi Yakubu (CCT Chairman) 
The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked its Committee on Public Petitions to investigate an alleged N44.5m fraud committed by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr. Yakubu Umar.

Fashola assumes duty as Minister amid loud cheers from workers

The new Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday assumed duty immediately after the inauguration of the federal cabinet by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

I’m not yet 100% fit – Oliseh

With just three    days to the 2016 FIFA Word Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Swaziland, Super Eagles Chief Coach, Sunday Oliseh has revealed that he has not fully recovered from the sickness that forced him to rush back to Belgium last month.

Police arrest 252 cultists in Delta

Commissioner of police in-charge of Delta State, Alkali Baba Usman is, no doubt, facing a herculean task.  Aside the incessant criminal activities of cultists in major areas of the state, he is also saddled with the onerous task of checkmating the nefarious activities of not just other criminals but, the recent uprising amongst some agitators for the creation of sovereign state of Biafra.

Nobody is irreplaceable - Oliseh

Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh says nobody is irreplaceable as long as he remains the team’s handler.Oliseh, who was reacting to the exit of Emmanuel Emenike from the team on Tuesday in Abuja, noted that only Nigeria was irreplaceable.

Obafemi Martins, Onazi yet to arrive Super Eagles camp

Obafemi Martins, Ogenyi Onazi and Shehu Abdullahi, are the three players yet to join the Super Eagles training camp in Abuja, ahead of a World Cup qualifier in Swaziland on Friday.

Pay unemployed Nigerians the N5,000 you promised – Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari
Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), not to renege on its campaign promise of paying N5,000 to 25 million unemployed Nigerians.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Pastor rapes 13-yr-old during deliverance, says its devil’s work

Nasarawa State Police command on Monday nabbed a 46 year-old pastor, Ifeanyi Bernard, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in the Karu Local Government Area of the state.

Wenger wins Manager of the Month award

Arsene Wenger has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for October.
The Arsenal boss led his side to four successive victories during the month, with the Gunners defeating Manchester United, Watford, Everton and Swansea to firmly establish themselves in the title race.

Allow children talk about sex, group urges parents

A non-governmental organisation, Mirabel Centre, has urged parents to open up discussions on sex with their children.

Medical graduates without practice license barred from youth service

The Federal Government has barred graduates of medicine yet to secure practice license from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria from participating in the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.

Breastfeeding can prevent cancer – Expert

Dr Mauris Nimark, Senior Registrar, Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, National Hospital, Abuja, said on Monday that breastfeeding could prevent the development of breast cancer in women.

I’ll soon become traffic offenders’ enemy – New LASTMA boss

NEW Chairman/CEO of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Mr. Christian Olakpe, has declared that he will soon become the enemy of traffic offenders in Lagos with the way the parastatal will be  working henceforth.

14 Years old boy was dumped in the well by coffin maker to cast evil spell on business

A middle-aged man, identified as Papa Ogada, has dumped his 14-year-old son in a well, accusing him of being behind his inability to make progress in life.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Japan issues first same-sex union certificate to female couple

Two women, Koyuki Higashi, a Japanese model and television personality cum Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, LGBT, activist and her partner of four years, Hiroko Matsuhara, over the weekend, made history in Tokyo as the first

Evangelist rapes 13-year-old girl, says he was casting out demons

An evangelist alleged to have raped a 13-year-old girl in Mararaba, Karu Local Government area of Nasarawa state has been arrested by the State Police Command.

If it is God’s will, I will re-marry – Teddy Momoh

 Teddy Don-Momoh, husband to the late sensational singer, Kefee has opened up on life after his late wife’s death and why he is taking his time to find love again.
Speaking recently with Punch, the radio presenter said he still misses his deceased wife. According to him, “I miss her so much. Waking up in the morning and knowing she was still there were some of the memories I cherished.

Saraki CCT case: I won’t support injustice – Misau

The Senator representing Bauchi Central, Hama Isa Misau has said that the Senate will continue to support ‎its President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki because of the injustice being perpetrated against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Drama as Saraki’s lawyers walk out on tribunal, claim “judicial rascality”

Following the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, to commence full-blown hearing on the 13-count criminal charge against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, despite the pendency of the appeal before the Supreme Court, all his lawyers, this afternoon, staged a walk out on the tribunal.

Man beats wife to death in Enugu, absconds

A middle-aged man at Aku, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, allegedly beat his wife to death over a misunderstanding.
The deceased, identified as Mrs Angela Oyibo, 36, was said to have engaged her husband, Charles Oyibo, 50,  in a heated argument. He allegedly pounced on her and gave her the beating of her life.

Liverpool to welcome back Gerrard but not as a player

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be welcomed back to the club but he will not be returning as a player, manager Juergen Klopp said. U.K. media reports had suggested that the 35-year-old could return from LA Galaxy and even wear the Liverpool shirt once more.

Bayern hammer Arsenal as Chelsea secure welcome win

Arsenal’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout phase were left hanging by a thread on Wednesday after they were thrashed 5-1 by BayernMunich, while Chelsea revived their faltering campaign with a nervy 2-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev.

Maternal tragedy: Mother, child die looking for doctors

Omowumi Shonuga
When Omowumi Shonuga tapped her husband that her water had broken at 5 am on Thursday morning, being a sign of labour pain, anxiety took hold of him. Although he, Ayobanji Shonuga, was remotely happy that his second child was about to be born, he was as nervous as many men would be in that situation.

Senate asks Buhari to probe Jonathan on Sure - P

CITING  mismanagement of funds, the Senate, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to begin immediate probe of his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, in his handling of the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

In Nigeria, education is both a debt and death sentence

THE Education Rights Campaign, ERC, applauds the victory of South African students over attempts to impose a steep rise in registration, tuition and accommodation fees ranging from 8% to 12%. Playing active role in this important struggle is the Socialist Youth Movement, SYM, – the ERC’s sister organisation in South Africa that also campaigns for free and democratically-managed public education as the ERC does in Nigeria.

Man kills girlfriend for rejecting marriage proposal in Imo

One Miss Onyinyechi Okegbulam of Egbu in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State has allegedly been killed by her boyfriend for refusing his marriage proposal.
A source, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, told Vanguard that the girl was shot in the head at close range by her supposed boyfriend in the village.

Alleged false declaration of assets: Saraki begs S-Court to stop CCT proceeding

Barely 48 hours to the commencement of full blown-trial on the 13-count criminal charge that was entered against him by the Federal Government, the Senate President, Dr. Olubukola Saraki, yesterday, approached the Supreme Court, begging it to arrest the proceeding of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

Osun plans land use charge law to boost revenue

State of Osun
The Osun State Government has sent a Land Use Charge bill to the state House of Assembly for passage into law.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, said at the public hearing session organised by the House of Assembly on the bill on Tuesday, that the state government decided to introduce the law to make property owners pay certain amount of levy on their property.

Saraki personally takes ministerial list to Buhari

Senate President (Bukola Saraki) 
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday by hand submitted the list of 36 Nigerians cleared by the Senate as ministers to President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Court orders FG to release Dasuki’s passport

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the release of the passport of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), to enable him to travel to London, the United Kingdom, for three weeks on health grounds.

Monday, 2 November 2015

I will abide by principles of Buhari’s govt - Jibrin

IN line with the official declaration of assets by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, a Minister- Designate, Ibrahim Usman Jibrin declared yesterday that he was prepared to move in tandem with the principles of the administration.