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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Man’s ear bitten off after criticising hemp smokers

A 25-year-old man, Tolani Ajisefini, has lost one of his ears in a fight that ensued after speaking against hemp smoking in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Ajisefini, a site manager, had lived with his parents on Olateju Street, Mushin, where the incident happened, before relocating to the Isolo area of the state.

29-year-old impersonates IG Idris, defrauds Saudi doctor

A suspected fraudster, Ekperebuike Akadonye, has been arrested by the police for allegedly parading himself as the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the Internet.
The 29-year-old suspect, who was apprehended by the Inspector-General Special Intelligence Response Team, also allegedly defrauded a Saudi Arabia-based doctor, identified as Hassan Alkahallaf, to the tune of $10,000.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Teenager steals church offering, remanded in prison

A Tinubu (Lagos) Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded a 19-year-old man, Stephen John, in prison for stealing N31,000 offering from a Catholic Church.
The Magistrate, Mrs. F.O. Ikobayo. said John should be remanded in Ikoyi prison after he pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, breaking, entry and stealing.
She adjourned the case to December 2 for facts and sentencing.

Man who steals N6,000 phone gets N50,000 bail

For allegedly stealing a phone valued N6,000 and N1,000 cash, an Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin has slammed a N50,000 bail on a 20-year-old man.
The accused, Joshua Innocent, was brought to the court by the Police in Benin for stealing one Itel mobile phone handset and the cash from one Akpobome Blessing.

Teenager arraigned for procuring abortion drugs for 14-year-old lover

A 19-year-old man, Olamilekan Yusuf, was on Tuesday arraigned in Lagos for allegedly procuring abortion drugs for his 14-year-old girl friend.
Yusuf, who resides at Turner Eradiri Street, Ajegunle, Lagos, is facing one charge of procurement of abortion drugs at an Apapa Magistrates’ Court.

Monday, 28 November 2016

I helped Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia move cash from court –Banker

An official of Diamond Bank Plc, Ademola Oshodi, told a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Monday that he managed the bank account of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia numbered 0032091183 domiciled in the bank.
Oshodi told the court that he regularly visited Ofiili-Ajumogobia’s chamber on the premises of the Federal High Court on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos, to collect huge cash sums for onward deposit into the judge’s account.

High cost of borrowing: Who is fooling who?

Henry Boyo
The CBN’s Monetary Policy Committee decided, at its meeting last week, to retain critical monetary instruments, at levels that will discourage access to cheaper credit, particularly to operators in the real sector. Hereafter, CBN’s inability to acquiesce to pleas of the Finance Minister and several other financial experts to lower interest rates will be examined in the following interview format. Please read on:

How rich or poor you are may determine your health

A group of researchers have shown that your social status — that is, how rich or poor you are — will also determine how healthy you’re likely to be
The scientists, led by an Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology at Duke University, Jenny Tung, warn that the difference in life expectancy between the rich and the poor is estimated to be 14.6 years.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

How I stopped Atiku from becoming President – Anenih

Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustee, Tony Anenih, has revealed that he stopped former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, from being President.
Anenih, who has announced he is stepping out of politics, said this in his book titled ‘My Life and Nigerian Politics’, which was presented in Abuja on Saturday.

Awka prisons jail break plot exposed

Plans by unidentified persons to cause a jail break in Awka Prison in Anambra State, to aid the escape of certain inmates has been exposed.
Daily Trust on Sunday gathered that some persons residing within the prison neighbourhood were enveloped with fear following news about the alleged jail break plot and that some were making arrangements to relocate their families to safer zones.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

We are conductors by day, robbers by night – Suspects

Two bus conductors, 22-year-old Lateef Sodiq and 21-year-old Tunde Lawal, have been nabbed by men of the Lagos State Command after robbing a  motorist of his Honda saloon car.
The duo are members of a car-snatching gang operating in Lagos.
According to the suspects, they “supplement” their work as bus conductors with robbery.

BREAKING: Ondo election: Violence rocks Owo as hoodlums snatch ballot box (PHOTO)

Reports reaching DAILY POST from Owo Local Government area of Ondo State show that the governorship election in the state has been marred with violence.
Some hoodlums have shattered the ballot box and hijacked the ballot papers.

Ondo election: Rig and die – OPC threatens INEC Staff, FG

The New Odua People’s Congress (New OPC), Ondo State Chapter has warned the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Comission, INEC, and the Federal Government against rigging today’s governorship election in the state.
The group raised concerns over alleged influx of some strangers into the state.
A statement signed by Kunle Famuyiwa, leader of the groupn said his men would not watch the state being robbed by strangers.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Corruption has made governance difficult, says Gowon

A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), said in Kaduna on  Thursday that corruption had made governance in the country difficult. He, therefore, argued that the war against the menace must be decisive.
Gowon spoke at the Northern Nigeria Stakeholders’ Town Hall Engagement organised by CITA- NGO at Arewa House, Kaduna.

Obasanjo is grandfather of corruption in Nigeria – Reps

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo
For describing the National Assembly as being peopled by a gang of unarmed robbers, the House of Representatives has lashed out at ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, calling him the grandfather of corruption.
The Reps described Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian that ever held a public office, adding that he, however, saw himself as the only clean human being.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Attempts to force me out will break APC – Timi Frank

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the
All Progressives Congress,
Timi Frank
Embattled Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Timi Frank, has said the attempt to force him out of the party could spell doom for the APC.
Frank said this in Abuja, on Thursday, in response to news that the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party on Wednesday upheld the recommendations of a panel set up by the South South Zone of the party.

Man punches baby in the face after ‘mistaking’ her for a doll

David Hardy
A man who punched a newborn baby in the face has been ordered to pay £100 compensation to the girl’s family after being found guilty.
David Hardy, 64, approached five-day-old Elsie Temple in the biscuit aisle where he thumped her while she lay in her car seat.

How Military killed over 150 peaceful pro-Biafra activists — Amnesty

Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian security forces, led by the military, of embarking on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south east of the country.

The international agency noted that analysis of 87 videos, 122 photographs and 146 eye witness testimonies relating to demonstrations and other gatherings between August 2015 and August 2016 consistently shows that the military fired live ammunition with little or no warning to disperse crowds. It also finds evidence of mass extrajudicial executions by security forces, including at least 60 people shot dead in the space of two days in connection with events to mark Biafra Remembrance Day.

BREAKING NEWS: Senate passes Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

The Senate on Thursday passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law, thereby giving approval for the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps as an agency under the Ministry of Interior.
Presenting the report of the Committee on Interior on the floor of the Senate, the committee chairman, Senator Bayero Nafada urged the Senate to support the passage of the Bill, saying “the organisation will be of great benefit to the Nigerian youths”.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Recession: Ambode slashes prices of Lagos mortgage houses

Due to the economic downturn, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has slashed price regime of houses under Lagos Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme, Lagos HOMS, to allow residents apply for the scheme specifically when rent-to-own scheme commence December 9.

Vanguard gathered that the scheme which commenced under the previous administration was yet to be fully subscribed, even with the introduction of raffle and other strategies earlier.

No player with Mikel’s qualities in Eagles – Akpoborie

Akpoborie
Former Vfl Wolfsburg striker and ex Nigeria International, Jonathan Akpoborie has defended the invitation of the Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Zambia and Algeria, stating there are no players around, with similar qualities to fill in the Midfielder’s boots.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

ASUU strike: Students beg FG for quick resolution

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU Chairman
Some students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka have appealed to the Federal Government to urgently look into grievances of striking lecturers to forestall incessant strikes in universities.
The students made the appeal in Nsukka on Tuesday while reacting to the ongoing warning strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The President of the Students Union Government in the university, Mr. Emmanuel Chukwu, pleaded with President Muhammad Buhari to urgently resolve the crisis between the Federal Government and ASUU.

Lagos Health Insurance Scheme begins 2017 – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday said the much awaited Health Insurance Scheme of the State would commence in early 2017, expressing readiness to partner with key players in the sector to use insurance to grow the Gross Domestic Product of Lagos.

MMM-Nigeria Bible reading of the day!

APC 1:1-16

Our Reading For Today Is Taken From The Book Of APC Chapter 1 Verse 1 To 16....

1. And it came to pass, when the Lord would punish Nigeria, that he gave them a president
under whose hand they were mightily oppressed.

2. Before he ascended the throne, he made them hope, with all manner of promises,
that he would bring them to the promised land before the coming year began.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Prostitute stabs man who offered to pay for sex with boiled egg

A prostitute in Zimbabwe beat a punter around the head with a beer bottle after he offered to pay for sex with a boiled egg, the DailyMail UK has reported.
Moses Mushonga, 28, walked up to the young lady of the night in the town of Mvurwi in Mashonaland province.
Firstly he manhandled her, leaning into her bra and touching her breast.

Adeosun behind Nigeria’s economic woes – Group

Nigerian Youth Entrepreneurship Forum for National Development (NYEFOND), has accused minister of fiannce, Kemi Adeosun of dragging the economy of the country backward.
A statement signed by the group’s secretary-general, Victor Nse, said the recent outbursts by the minister were reasons Nigeria’s economy is still in comatose.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Money is crucial in marriage — Feranmi Biala’s wife

Gospel artiste and  lead singer of the group, Bois Olorun, Feranmi Biala, and his wife, Toyosi, tell BUKOLA BAKARE some of the things that keep their marriage going
How did you meet?
Feranmi: I am a gospel artiste and the group head of Bois Olorun. We met in church actually as we attended the Lord of Harvest Church together as teenagers and we were members of the choir.

Senate uncovers govs, minister’s imported luxury cars in Lagos

There are strong indications that influential Nigerians, including a serving governor and a minister, are among owners of about 1,500 exotic vehicles parked in the Volkswagen Yard, on the Mile 2-Badagry Expressway in Lagos since 2015.
Another governor from the South-East (name withheld) has also been identified as the owner of 15 Sports Utility Vehicles intercepted and impounded by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service and parked in the agency’s office in Ikeja.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

MMM-Nigeria donates N5m relief materials to IDPs

‘MMM-Nigeria’, a community of mutual financial aid and donations, on Saturday donated relief materials worth N5 million to two Internally Displaced Persons camps in the Federal Capital Territory.
The gesture was part of the community’s humanitarian week tagged ‘MMM cares’ to mark its first anniversary.
The Gwoza and Bama IDP Camps located in Durumi area and the New Kuchingoro IDP camp were the two beneficiaries of the relief materials.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Malpractice: WAEC bans Imo schools, derecognises 28 others

The West African Examinations Council has barred two secondary schools in Imo State from registering as an examination centre or presenting their pupils as candidates in any of its examinations for a period of five years.
This is just as 28 other schools across the country have been derecognised for two years for engaging in examination malpractices.

Why we bought N3.6bn exotic cars during recession – Reps

Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara
The House of Representatives on Thursday defended its decision to buy exotic cars for its 360 members at a period the country’s economy is in recession.
It said lawmakers must have a means of mobility while carrying out oversight duties over Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

How toxins affect your sexual energy

Prof. Oladapo Ashiru
Studies have shown that men who engaged in regular physical activity lowered their risk of experiencing sexual dysfunction. Remember, when using exercise as a drug, it’s important to vary your routine.
Also optimising your diet based on your body’s unique nutritional type will help your libido. We each have a unique nutritional type with varying demands for the ratios of macronutrients (fats, proteins and carbohydrates) to function optimally.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Five best smartphone camera-focusing techniques

Going by the experience of Huawei Nigerian workers using P8 and P9 smartphone brands, one of the first rules of photography is that the subject should be sharp. Excited about how Huawei has changed their world of photography, they say that most modern digital cameras offer a number of ways of achieving sharp photos. Here is a look at how to select the autofocus (AF) point and which focus mode to use.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Check sugar content in beverages, foods – NACAMA tells NAFDAC

The National Complementary and Alternative Medical Association of Nigeria has urged the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control to check sugary and sweetened contents in processed beverages and foods.
The President of NACAMA, Prof. Peter Katchy, made the call on Monday on the side-lines of the World Diabetes Day, with the theme: “Eyes on Diabetes’’.
The NACAMA boss said that “the type of diabetes being seen today, which is also growing, is that of children of school age.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR DIABETIC STATUS?

Ademowore Adetola
Health issues in Nigeria is a serious issue that need serious attentions.

In Nigeria, we all walk up and down, wake up very early in the morning to set for work, to set for our daily needs and come back home late at night just to rest for few hours before setting out the following day, and we do this from Monday to Friday.

On saturday, we attend different functions again and to some, they still work on weekends. We work like this for months and even years sometimes without checking up ourselves medically.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Shock As Snake Drops From Ceiling At A Restaurant Full Of Diners... Photos

A giant snake terrified diners after it suddenly dropped down from the ceiling at a restaurant. Footage shows the 20ft-long reptile coming through the ceiling tiles in front of shocked customers. The workers firstly used the pole to make a bigger hole in the ceiling in order to allow the snake to come out.

Tinubu’s supporters protest in Lagos

Supporters of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, staged a peaceful protest to express their displeasure with the alleged sidelining of the APC stalwart in the country.
The protesters were led by the APC Chairman in Lagos, Henry Ajomale.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

TO FG AND HOUSE OF REP. ON MMM NIGERIA

Ademowore Adetola
The news about MMM have been on rampage, flying up and down and published by Nigerian news papers on the 9th of November, 2016 that House of Representative met and their agenda was how security agencies (EFCC) will arrest "Movrodi Mondail Moneybox" popularly known as MMM promoters.

House of Rep described the scheme as a "scam" and warned Nigerians not to be carried away by the "mouth-watering" returns on investments.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Rohr blasts Conte for freezing out Mikel

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has suggested that it was wrong for Chelsea coach Antonio Conte to keep Nigeria captain, John Obi Mikel in the cooler following his decision to play for the Nigerian U-23 team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Rohr who was speaking in Uyo yesterday disclosed that Mikel was in top form, but was only being ignored by Conte because of his decision to travel to Rio.

Corrupt leaders should be killed – CharlyBoy

Mr. Charles Oputa, popularly known as CharlyBoy, has advocated that corrupt leaders should be put to death.
He made the call during a news conference put together by the “Occupy Unlimited” group, a civil society group that advocates good governance and corruption-free society.

23-year-old dies while struggling for gun …his death a relief, says mother

A vigilance group commander in the Oke Aro area of Ogun State, Quadri Adesina, has been arrested by the police after an alleged accidental discharge from his gun killed a 23-year-old man, Yusuf Azeez.
Azeez reportedly wanted to wrest the gun from the suspect when a bullet hit him in the thigh. He was rushed to a hospital in the area, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

TB Joshua deletes ‘failed’ prophecy post from Facebook after mockery from Nigerians

A couple of hours after the Nigeria’s social media community went agog over the prophecy by founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet TB Joshua on the just concluded US presidential election, the post on his Facebook has been deleted.
T.B Joshua on his official Facebook page – TB Joshua Ministries on Sunday had predicted that the next President of the United States will be ‘a woman.’

Nigeria has become a nation of sorrow under Buhari


The Peoples Democratic Party has stated that Nigerians are suffering under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
The Vice-Chairman of the party in the North-East, Emmanuel Njiwah, made this observation in Yola, on Wednesday.
According to him, Nigeria had become a nation of sorrow under the All Progressives Congress.

Wole Soyinka confirms he will tear his green card on day Trump will be sworn in

Professor Wole Soyinka has confirmed that he will keep his word and tear his green card, on the day Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the USA.

Teacher arrested for having anal sex with pupil

Collins Obi
The Oyo State Police Command on Wednesday said it had arrested a 20-year-old primary school teacher, Collins Obi, for raping a 10-year-old boy in Ibadan.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said  the teacher committed sodomy on November 5, 2016, explaining that apart from teaching in the school where the victim attended, he was also the boy’s personal teacher.

Trump will support our struggle – IPOB, youths

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Wednesday congratulated the President -elect of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump, on his electoral victory.
The group, in a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka and signed by the IPOB Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, urged Trump to fulfil his campaign promises to Americans and others around the world.

Yoruba, Egun youths clash in Lekki, burn 200 structures

No fewer than 200 structures were burnt on Wednesday in Otodo Gbame, an Egun community in the Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos State, during a clash between some Egun and Yoruba youths.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the crisis started on Sunday, when the Yoruba youths demanded that the residents should relocate from the area.
It was gathered that the Egun community insisted that residents would not leave their houses, tagging the youths as hoodlums and land grabbers.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Militant group begs military for amnesty, returns weapons

Members of the Bakassi Strike Force, one of the militant groups operating in the Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States of the Niger Delta have reached out to the authorities of the Department of State Service expressing their readiness to stop further hostilities on oil facilities and accept amnesty.
This followed series of military attacks on suspected hideouts in the two states which had led to the arrest of several members of the militant group while some reportedly lost their lives during gun battles with soldiers.

Reps ask security agencies to arrest ‘MMM’ promoters

The House of Representatives on Wednesday asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Central Bank of Nigeria to immediately go after the promoters Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, otherwise known as ‘MMM’ in Nigeria.
Lawmakers strongly opposed the investment scheme, which lately gained popularity among Nigerians in the wake of the current economic recession in the country.

BREAKING: Trump elected US president

Donald Trump stunned America and the world Wednesday, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States.

US election: France’s Le Pen congratulates Trump

Front National (National Front - FN) far-right party's President and European MP Marine Le Pen speaks during a convention on November 8, 2016 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday as the Republican appeared close to victory in the US presidential election.