Jan 31, 2013
Two suspected children from hell have been arrested in Anambra State for allegedly kidnapping their father. The two brothers, Ifeanyi and Obinna, aged 44 and 33 respectively, were arrested by the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), led by Supol James Nwafor, after they were implicated in the alleged abduction of their father, Chief Mike Onwukamuche.
The two sons were said to have demanded for N5 million ransom from their father. According to investigation, the 74-year-old victim was abducted in Ojota and taken to Obosi and was allegedly held hostage for one week by the suspects. Both Ifeanyi, who was the victim’s heir and his younger brother, Obinna, according to investigation decided to kidnap their father because he did not give them money to support the upkeep of their families when they requested.
Ini Edo went on twitter to flaunt Philip and left a romantic message most men could struggle to get from their love partners.
"Happy birthday to my soulmate, my hero, the love of my life, my husband Philip Ehiagwina. I pray that long life and good health be yours now and forever. I love you," Ini Edo tweeted.
The resident pastor of the Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel, Pastor Collins Obuh, in Katsina-Ala town of Katsina- Ala Local Government Area of Benue state has been arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state for illegal possession of fire arm.
Pastor Obuh allegedly tried to kill the church Accountant, Mr. Philip Toryila with a gun during a serious disagreement over money in the church yard.
A Kogi State Polytechnic lecturer who was alleged to have driven under the influence of alcohol on Monday, had reported crushed three student of the school to death.
The lecturer who according to eye witnesses was on high speed knocked down one Miss Taiwo Edilola Omolola, a HND 1 student as she was about to board a commercial motorcycle from the campus and two others waiting to board a cab.
According to the eye witness, the slain student got stock under the lecturer’s car wheel as he dragged her along the expressway.
Miss Taiwo’s disfigured body was later pulled out.
RIM announced the release of it’s newest phone, Blackberry 10 which features, video calling capabilities for Blackberry messenger, touchscreen keyboards, 1080p Video recording, Blackberry Balance, which separates all work and personal apps into two different profiles on the phone, Instagram-like filters on its camera, the ability to download music straight to the phone, and more. To make the launch of the new device, even more convincing, they’ve brought in Alicia Keys as their new “Global Creative Director.”
Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) today gave the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum within which to organize a public debate between the Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku or any of its officials with former Minister of Education Obiageli Ezekwesili, or face prosecution for unbridled and wanton looting of the national treasury.
The Conference said in a press statement signed by Osita Okechukwu, its National Publicity Secretary, that its ultimatum follows Mrs Ezekwesili challenge thrown in connection with the allegation of monumental corruption bordering on the squandering of $45 billion and $22 billion Foreign Reserve and Excess Crude Accounts respectively by the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administrations.
SR has just received information from students living in Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna State to the effect that heavily armed bandits took over the Police Station in the area and burnt it down after about two hours of gun battle with troops.
The police station is completely razed in an attack that started at midnight, according to the source.
Banks and other public buildings were reportedly bombed along with the Police Station.
The Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja reacted to the allusion to Jesus Christ by a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on a social media.
The body condemned el-Rufai, saying he was only tring to whip up sentiments around religion for a selfish agenda.
CAN urged religious leaders and political associates to advise him on the need to be sober and circumspect, in his comments to avoid setting the country on fire.”
The Association of Nigerian Prostitutes (ANP) has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for moving on to the Quarter Finals stage of the Orange African Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013, urging them to go for gold.
ANP in a statement issued through its national secretary, Jessica Elvis urged the national team to make the country proud by moving on to the finals and bringing back the trophy.
“We want to congratulate the Nigerian National team, the Super Eagles for qualifying for the next round of the competition. We want to assure them of our usual support and partnership, we want them to bring back our lost glory in football.
According to a report in Encomium magazine, Nike Oshinowo’s estranged husband, Dr Tunde Soleye has been asked by a Lagos High Court to give his ex-wife Dr Mrs Funmilayo Soleye 100,000 pounds and N20million as divorce settlement, and also relinquish their London home to her.
Mrs Funmi Soleye filed for divorce after her husband of 28 years and father of her three children, Tunde Soleye married former beauty queen, Nike Oshinowo traditionally. The court did not only grant Mrs Soleye divorce request, they also asked Dr Tunde Soleye to compensate her by paying N5million for wrecking her marriage and causing her pain.
Jan 30, 2013
A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama’s recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago.
Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital.
Authorities say Hadiya was one of about 12 teenagers sheltering from heavy rain under a canopy when a man jumped a fence, ran toward the group and opened fire. The man fled the scene in a vehicle. No arrests have been made.
AP – The UN’s special representative for Libya warned the Security Council that France’s military offensive in northern Mali may drive Islamic insurgents out and across the porous borders with Algeria and into Libya.
UN officials including peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous have said that the Islamist occupation of northern Mali was partly triggered by the downfall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi in 2011, as well-trained militiamen fled into Mali with looted heavy weapons, driving back the Malian army.
If the match up between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers isn’t enough to get you all hyped up for the Super Bowl this coming Sunday, then Beyonce is definitely serving up some extra motivation. Earlier today, she posted up a flick of her looking super hot as a sexy referee to build up some buzz for her upcoming Pepsi half-time show performance.
Ivorian footballer, Emmanuel Eboue, who plays for Galatasaray and the Côte d’Ivoire national team, has boasted that his country will ‘eat Nigeria like Super fried chickens’ in the ongoing African Cup of Nations.
This is coming after the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Ethiopian national team 2-0 Tuesday evening at the Royal Mafikeng Stadium in Rustenberg, South Africa, to qualify for the quarter finals stage.
Eagles emerged second from their group. Following this, they will play Ivory Coast on Sunday.
Jan 29, 2013
They sent it to me and insisted I share with LIB readers. It's from Apostle Johnson Suleiman, the
founder and senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide. See it below...
These are not prophecies given out of personal interest or animosity but are direct words from the Holy spirit. If prayers are made negative prophecies can be averted.
1. House of Representative to lose some members to death, prayers needed2. Alhaji Bamanga Tukur will be the last united PDP Chairman, as there will be great in-fighting in PDP.3. There will be major boom and breakthrough in the agriculture this year4. CNN will lose major staff.5. Nollywood will keep losing people unless prayers are made and repentance; Many have gone fetish and there is high rate of immorality. I see three major stars dying this year unless prayers are made.
Earlier this morning rapper Rick Ross crashed his Rolls Royce into an apartment building to avoid being sprayed in a drive by.
‘I like Wizkid and 2face, they play good music‘I don’t like that other boy called D’banj, those ones that went to join Illuminati. How can you go and sell your soul to the devil because you want to be famous. I don’t even like his music anyway’
Less than 24 hours that the former and immediate past NDLEA Boss, Mr. Hatsiwa Bwala was killed at his home town in Ngwa in Hawul Local Government area of Borno state, eight people were reportedly slaughtered by unknown persons suspected to be members of Islamic sect, Boko Haram in Gajiganna community in Magumeri local government council of the state.
Confirming the incident in a text massage, spokesman of the Joint Task Force on Operation Restore Order in Borno, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said Gajiganna, a community in Magumeri local government area of Borno state was attacked by unknown gunmen at about 3:00am on Sunday.
Ace music producer and Mavin Records boss, Micheal Collins popularly known as Don Jazzy has announced plans to establish a clothing line. He made this known via his twitter handle Tuesday afternoon, adding that he is currently searching for models for the yet-to-be launched outfit.
Don Jazzy who recently featured in Wande Coal’s new single, ‘The Kick’ failed to give details on how and when the line will be launched, he however assured that details would be communicated soon.
Jan 28, 2013
Olusola Oladimeji, the driver of the Toyota Sienna that fell off the Third Mainland Bridge into the lagoon on Saturday, has described his escape as a miracle.
The father of three said contrary to reports by traffic and emergency officials, he was not on high speed when the incident occurred.
Oladimeji, who is a minister of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church, said he was on his way home from work
He said, “I work on the island and I left home for a meeting in the early hours of Saturday. After the monthly environmental sanitation, I started driving back home.
An upcoming musician, Gbemi Adetuberu, married to Ibadan society lady and interior decorator, Laide, has been booted out of the latter’s apartment allegedly for physical assaults barely three weeks after their society wedding on November 8, 2012, at one of the Akure branches of RCCG. Mrs Olaide Adetuberu reportedly sent her husband, Mr. Gbemi Adetuberu, out of her apartment for allegedlly making the heat in the kitchen unbearable for her with his endless beatings.
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has come under fire again for calling for the scrapping of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
A pastor with the Living Faith Church otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel, Pastor Gideon Oyedepo has said that the CBN boss had no right to call for the scrapping of the Christian body in the country
The cleric affirmed that Sanusi had no right to call for the scrapping of the Christian body in the country.
Wonders, they say, shall never cease. Mother in-law, Felistus, is reported to have married his son in-law, Juda Magarasadza, two years after the death of her daughter.
in an unprecedented move, this man, Juda and and his mother-in-law defied all social norms and got married two years after the death of the man's wife, Rozie.
Exactly two months after Rozie Gopoza died in 2008, two months later her mother, Felistus moved into her matrimonial home.
D'Banj let his head lose on twitter when he threw decorum into the waste bin as he used an 'f' word on a fan on the social media network.
With what was meant to create fun and relax with, D'Banj got what he may not have thought to get when a fan turned an acronym into what would annoy the 'Kokomaster'.
D'Banj posted a picture with the inscription DKM, meaning D Kings Men but a fan turned the acronym into D'Banj Killed Mohits (DKM).
The actress posted this photo of her and US singer Bobby Valentino in a studio in Atlanta. Omotola is taking her music to the next level this year.
Two days after a spokesman for the EFCC said they discovered a 'secret mansion' belonging to Ibori located somewhere in Lekki, James Ibori' condemned the claims. He released a statement yesterday through his media assistant, Tony Eluemunor, saying the house was never a secret as it was listed down in Asset declaration forms he filled in 1999, 2003 and 2007.
The statement reads:
"Despite EFCC’s insinuations to the contrary, the Alpha Beach Road house was built as far back as 1994, and so could not have, by any leap of the imagination, been built with proceeds, corrupt or not corrupt, from my office as State Governor because I began to live in that house five good years before I was voted into office”.
A former presidential aspirant under the platform of the Nigeria Liberation Party, NPL, OsitaEmmanuel Okereke, has been arrested and interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for operating an illegal task force, running a recruitment racket, extortion and obtaining money by false pretense.
Okereke is allegedly the brain behind a syndicate whose members masquerade as self- “National Task Force” set up to combat Importation and Smuggling of Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons.
A 17-year-old girl identified simply as Simi has exposed the hiding place of her robber father to the officials of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.
Her father, Ife, was the alleged leader of a 10-man robbery gang that killed four policemen in Ajah during a robbery operation two weeks ago.
THE PUNCH had reported on January 15, 2012 that the dead policemen were responding to a distress call when they were ambushed by the robbers.
Over the past week, Beyonce has been down in New Orleans rehearsing hard to make her upcoming Super Bowl half-time performance iconic, so since the world is still focused on the news that she lip-synched the National Anthem at the Inauguration, it was only right that she addressed her critics with a bit of shade of her own.
She posted up a photo on her Instagram, rocking a B Side by Wale sweatshirt that included the caption heard around the Internet.
A cleric, Prophet Elikanah Ajibade, who was charged to court on Tuesday and was remanded in prison, was accused to have physically abused his son because he attended a church service against his instruction.
According to the details obtained by Crime Reports, the boy who is now in the care of JWC staff, reportedly left home for the new year eve service on Monday, December 31, 2012, in a church which was not his father’s, though against the will of his father.
As preparations heat up for the 2015 presidential election, opposition parties in merger talks are currently searching for a young Northerner with a pan-Nigeria disposition that would spearhead the affairs of the nation.
This is just as the merger partners are currently in talk with the Congress for Progressive Change Presidential candidate in 2011, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to drop his ambition.
Investigations revealed that the opposition parties might eventually settle for former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, and the Action Congress of Nigeria presidential candidate in 2011, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu for the big task.
Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo weekend warned that any attempt to deprive South East geopolitical zone of its only opportunity to rule after Jonathan’s tenure as president would be resisted, saying that it is high time the Igbo nation ruled Nigeria.
This came following a recent statement by the former Governor of old Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who insisted that it was the turn of Ndigbo to produce the president of country come 2015, urging the people to work hard to make the dream a reality.
Jan 27, 2013
MAVIN Records artiste, Dr Sid has found a woman he wishes to marry. Dr Sid recently told BN in an interview with the online platform published yesterday.
According to the Delta State singer, "when I’m not with her, I constantly want to. I constantly try to make her proud of me in everything I do."
Evidently, Iyanya’s hit single, ‘Kukere’, is not just popular among the party goers and revellers. It is also a firm favourite among politicians and governors.
Two Nigerian affiliates of the al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb — Boko Haram and the Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina fi Biladis- Sudan — are planning major reprisals to protest Nigeria’s participation in the Mali war, SUNDAY PUNCH authoritatively reports.
Nigeria has deployed forces in northern Mali to flush out the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist groups who have taken control of the vast desert territory.
Barely 48 hours after the Mali mission, terror operations increased in the northern part of the country with not less four attacks in three days leading to the death of about 30 people.
At the premiere of her latest film ‘Parker’ in Vegas last two nights, Jennifer Lopez,43, brought back her bootilicious and sexy looks
In the release of her new HBO documentary, Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream, she is finally opening up about things she’s never spoken about, including her past miscarriages and the rumors that she didn’t give birth to Blue Ivy.
According to USA Today, who received an advanced copy:
She shares footage of her trip to Paris with her nephew. She talks about wanting to “make love” to her husband. She explains why she decided to share her pregnancy news so visibly at the MTV awards.
Most notably: She opens up about her miscarriage two years ago, saying that one week she heard a heartbeat – and the next, nothing. And she talks about how devastating the loss was to her and how she retreated to the studio to deal with it.
Had a great time and urge all Nigerians to make "better rights for women" a priority.
Jan 25, 2013
Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime, has Thyroid cancer according to one of the sources knowledgeable about his true medical condition.
The governor who was visited by colleagues in London last Tuesday developed swellings around his left cheek last year that was diagnosed as Thyroid cancer.
The governor has reportedly undergone three surgeries to remove parts of his thyroid glands and lymph nodes that left him unable to speak for several months.
Edmund Ebiware, one of the four persons arraigned for the October 1, 2010 bomb attack in Abuja, has been found guilty of terrorism charges by a Federal High Court in Abuja and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The judge overseeing the trial, Gabriel Kolawole, delivered the verdict after listening to the testimony of all the six witnesses and Exhibit Six, which validly linked him to the crime committed, as he also failed to give information to relevant authority.
The Official Remix of Aboki by Ice Prince featuring Africa’s top artists – Sarkodie, Wizkid, M.I and Khuli Chana. Lets not forget the new addition to this marvelous crew – Mercy Johnson…a twist in this beautiful tale…Enjoy!!!