Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Lagos Airport Cleaner To Be Rewarded For Returning N12million Found In Toilet

This may be the beginning of a better life for Miss Josephine Agwu, a cleaner with one of the cleaning agencies at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos as she's to be rewarded by the Lagos State House of Assembly for finding and returning a sum of N12 million to the owner.

Nigerian Tribune  reports that the House of Assembly took the decision to invite Josephine to appear before it at a later date during its sitting following resumption from a month long recess.

It has, therefore, requested the Clerk of the House, Segun Abiru, to put everything in place to invite the lady to the House.

It has, therefore, requested the Clerk of the House, Segun Abiru, to put everything in place to invite the lady to the House.

Abiru said that the affected lady, who earns a monthly salary of N7,800, was given just $50 the second time she found and returned a lost money.
Speaking on the incident Josephine said, “If I had taken what doesn’t belong to me, God will punish me. I am contented with my N7, 800 monthly salary. It was not my money. I believe when it pleases God, He will bless the work of my hand and will make me rich.”
Reports state that Agwu has returned lost money and items to owners on two previous occasions.

Cool FM’s Freeze confirms split from wife

Nigeria Cool FM on- air personality (OAP) Daddy Freeze has eventually announced his separation from his wife of 15 years.
It went viral last October that his  marriage had hit the rocks, but he kept mum about it.
freeze1However, the father of two could not sustain his continued silence on the issue as he took to his twitter account to confirm the report:

Graphic Photos From The Scene Of Potiskum Bomb Blast

Atleast 22 died, about 200 injured  in the bomb blast today, after a male suicide bomber attacked a bus station in Potiskum, Yobe state. 
See graphic photos from the scene of the blast today...

Boxer, Bash Ali arrested and remanded in prison custody

Popular Nigerian boxer, Bash Ali has been arrested for reportedly disturbing the peace at a bank in Abuja last Thursday.
According to reports, Bash Ali arrived at the said bank, Nigerian Export – Import Bank (NEXIM) to query its manager on why the directive from the President to issue some amount of money for the sponsorship of a Guinness Book of World Record fight had not been met. He was however shut down and accused of trespassing.
The Bank further accused the boxer of threatening to blow up their premises.
He was said to have arrived the bank with three other men.
The police soon arrived the scene and four of them were arrested and charged for nuisance the following day at an Abuja court afte r spending the night at SARS.
Ali however said the reason why the bank has not been showing so much interest in the project or willing to release the funds was because they demanded a 10 per cent bribe from him – which he out rightly declined.
“And now they are trying to silent me because I have decided to speak out and take action,” he explained.
He denied threatening to blow up the NEXIM office saying, “I never said I will bomb their office. If any institution owned by government disobeys the order of Mr. President because of corruption, that institution should be closed down. That is what I said.”
Hearing on the nuisance and threat to life charges, as well as Mr. Ali’s bail application, begins on March 4, 2015.

Bomb explosion rocks motor park in Potiskum

Several people have been reported dead in Potiskum, in Yobe state, after a bomb went off in a bus in a motor-park.

The bombing took place around 11:40 am on Tuesday, February 24, at the Tashar Dan-Borno park.

Passengers were said to have been boarding a bus to Kano when the explosion occurred.

A drivers’ union official at the bus station, said:”The bus had just loaded with passengers on its way to Kano when a huge explosion happened inside the bus at exactly 11:40 am. We still don’t know how many people were affected. We are waiting for the fire to be put out before we can have a figure of casualty.”

The casualty figure from the blast is yet to be ascertained.

Fire Gut Ebonyi House Of Assembly

A fire outbreak, which was ignited by unknown arsonists, in the wee hours of Tuesday, February 24, has burnt down the Ebonyi State House of Assembly.

According to reports, the fire began in the Accounts department and subsequently spread to the media section of the House of Assembly complex.

Several properties and sensitive documents of the Assembly were destroyed during the fire.

Policemen with Amoured Personnel Carrier, APC have been deployed to the entrance of the assembly complex, while journalists and workers, were barred from gaining entrance into the complex.

Buhari is too frail to be president- Fayose | You’re a psychopath obsessed with me – Buhari

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has continued with his attack on APC Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), whom he described as too weak and frail to govern Nigeria.

In spite of the confirmation by former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, saying he met with Buhari in London, the Ekiti governor insists that Buhari was in the United Kingdom for other reasons, other than a political tour.

Fayose made the assertions at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, stating that Buhari held an interview with foreign journalists in a suite at the Transcorps Hilton Hotel, Abuja, and not the UK as being projected by the opposition party.

According to him, this “exposes the deceitful nature of the opposition and qualifies the APC candidate for failure at the polls come March 28.”

Speaking further, Fayose said: “I don’t have anything against the North. I also don’t have anything against General Buhari. But one thing is certain. The General is too weak, too frail to be President.”

“He can’t even be the governor of his state let alone being the President of this country,” he added.

Reacting to such allegations, the Director of Media and Information of Buhari Support Organisation, said he is in dire need of medical attention to cure him of his compulsive obsession with Buhari.
“The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, is suffering from what we call in medicine, ‘obsessive compulsive disorder’ based on an appetite and a wish to see General Muhammadu Buhari dead.”
“He is a psychopath whose obsession has altered his sense of rational analysis of situations whenever he hears the name Buhari. Unfortunately, he is not God and does not have control of the life of our revered General.”
“Fayose should go back home and prepare to defend himself in the case of the massive rigging that led to the stolen mandate he currently enjoys and leave our General alone.”

I have no Facebook, Twitter accounts - OBJ disowns controversial tweets

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has categorically stated that he does not have a account on any social media network.

While speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, February 23, the former chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, distanced himself from tweets credited to him.

On Sunday, February 22, a Twitter account, @newsvergeonline, posted a tweet claiming that Obasanjo had described the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, as a ‘democracy wrecker.’

A Twitter account with the name, Olusegun A. Obasanjo, had posted a tweet with the caption, “Fani-Kayode is a democracy wrecker, who’s very fluent in stupidity. Give him food, and he will sing and do “shoki” dance for you.”

However, Obasanjo disowned the Twitter account, saying that all his previous accounts on the platform as well as Facebook had been blocked.

He said: “I don’t know where this comes from. I don’t have any account on either the Facebook or Twitter again. Go and block it.”

“Let me say that, nemesis will catch up with anyone doing this. It is illegal and criminal. If I have to pass any message to the good people of Nigeria, I know how to go about it with no controversy,” Obasanjo added.

American gospel singers, Mary Mary coming to Nigeria

American contemporary gospel duo, Mary Mary consisting of sisters, Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina Tina Atkins-Campbell, will be coming to Nigeria for the 2015 House on The Rock praise event dubbed ‘The African Praise Experience’.
The Thankful singers are expected in the country this week for the gig which is billed to hold at The Rock Cathedral on Friday, February 27, 2015, with the Americans scheduled to deliver a riveting performance at the praise night.
‘The African Praise Experience’ will be hosted by House on the Rock pastor Paul Adefarasin.

Prepared For Death? Gov Fashola Buys Grave Side For Himself

It was so shocking to all present when Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola during the weekend, announced that he had bought his burial vault four years ago.
The incumbent governor revealed this, while inspecting a proposed cemetery site for both Muslims and Christians in the state. The proposed cemetery is located along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.
Fashola told journalists after inspecting the site that death is a necessary end that will come when it will come, saying there is the need for people to prepare for it.
“We are here to inspect a cemetery, we often don’t like to talk about, but there is a need for it because the population continues to expand and the Lekki sub-region is growing very fast.
If you look at it, the Ikoyi Cemetery, the Abari and all of that are more than 100 years old and they were built by colonialists and left behind for us and when you look at the way they have also managed them, many families cannot even visit the vaults where their loved ones are resting.
We have this strategic partnership now with the private sector and they are going to deliver a cemetery like no other. They will manage it and make the cost also competitive. There will be high, medium and low density vaults for people who really want to make a statement at their exit.
It is true of life that everyone who comes must go. So as we are building hospital to receive new born babies, schools to teach them survival skills in life and start businesses, we must also plan for the end and this may sound odd as some people don’t want to discuss it.
I have bought my own vault. It surprises people I paid for it about four years ago. I always tell people if you come here to life, you must plan to go. Those who don’t want to go shouldn’t come,” he stated to the utmost display to all.

Outrage as Robert Mugabe plans to slaughter 2 elephants & a lion for his birthday

There is outrage in Zimbabwe over Robert Mugabe’s plans to celebrate his birthday by slaughtering two elephants and a lion. The animals will be killed to provide meat for the Zimbabwe President’s 91st birthday celebrations.

About 20,000 guests are expected at the party which would cost Mugabe at-least $1m at the Victoria Falls. Workers in the country have also been forced to contribute to the feast as teachers had $10 taken from their monthly pay.

Photos: Desmond Elliot, Tonto Dikeh, others lead sensitization workshop against rape

Nollywood stars, Tonto Dikeh and Desmond Elliot, led the charge on Wednesday February 18, 2015 to sensitize, enlighten, encourage and educate primary and secondary school students in Lagos state on rape.
The event was held at the Adeyemi Bello Hall, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos State
Also present at the sensitization programmer were; Ade Ipaye (Attorney General and Commisioner for Justice Lagos State), Mrs Omotola Rotimi (Director, Office of the Public Defender),Valentina Peter-Nkwo (Mirabel Center), CSP Monday Agbonika, among others.
College Acquaintance Rape Education (C.A.R.E) is a follow up plan for the annual Walk Against Rape Campaign; a special demonstration that brings together mothers, guardians, fathers, teachers youth advocates, activist, faith based organizations, NGO’s, CSO’s, student delegates, actors, actresses, sportsmen and women, media practitioners, musicians, DJs and comedians,- to lend a voice to sexually abused persons in the society and also encourage victims to speak out and reduce the stigmatization attached to rape.
The programme was organised by Rubies Ink Initiative in partnership with the Lagos State Government and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response team (DSVRT).


Photos: Military Troops captures terrorist disguised as a woman, recovers even more arms

During the cordon and search operation by the Nigerian military in Baga, some Boko Haram insurgents disguising as women were arrested.
In the course of the searches, the troops also discovered arms, ammunition and bombs hidden in various locations, in and around Baga town.
A statement released by the Direcotor Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, stated that apart from those captured in the course of fighting, “many arrests of terrorists hiding in the town are being apprehended and troops are interrogating the suspects.”
Cache of arms recovered from the terrorists
Another  terrorists fighting vehicles destroyed by troops
... and more ache of arms recovered
Troops advance to Recapture Baga
Troops advancing to Recapture Baga
Troops clearing Land Mines enroute Baga
The statement added that the “air strikes have been highly successful as they achieved the aims, hitting vital targets with required precision. Terrorists are now in disarray as they scamper to escape from the impact of air bombardment of their locations in the forest.”
“Having successfully liberated Baga where the terrorists have been marauding, the troops’ attention has now been focused on consolidation of the security of the area to pave way for return of citizens,”