Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Man who gives Boko Haram Food, Fuel has been Arrested

The Nigerian military have arrested the man who specialises in supplying food and fuel to the Boko Haram insurgents who have killed many and rendered millions homeless in North East Nigeria.

The culprit, the military said, was arrested on Sunday morning in Daban Shata, in the suburbs of Baga, Borno State’s third largest community.
The arrest and interrogation of this man may lead to answers to questions that have been asked on how the insurgents were able to fuel their convoy of vehicles and motorcycles with which they carried out their attacks with impunity.

The Defence Headquarters spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, in a statement said the supplier, wanted by the military, was eventually nabbed in the early hours of Sunday. He said the man is currently undergoing interrogation as the military continues its offensive against the heartless insurgents.

He also said 260 women and children were rescued in the outskirts of Chalawa village in Adamawa State. These are separate from the 275 women and children rescued by soldiers from Sambisa forest in Borno who were earlier handed over to the emergency agency, NEMA.

Mr. Olukolade said the 260 rescued were held up while trying to escape from the terrorists. He said soldiers took them back to their various communities in Madagali following normal security profiling.

“Some of them disclosed that they had to abandon their homes to escape from the terrorists when Madagali came under attack, while others were actually abducted and taken there,” Mr. Olukolade said.

The Major General said some terrorists were killed in an encounter with troops who caught up with them as they fled prior to the recovery of the women and children. Some of the terrorists, however, escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.

Others who were captured are now being interrogated by intelligence officers.

Military operations in Sambisa forest are continuing.

I still hope to buy Arsenal at the right price-Dangote

Africa’s richest man, and die-hard Arsenal fan,Aliko Dangote, said he still wants to buy the English Premier League soccer team even after he was rebuffed by its owners in 2010.
Dangote who is worth $15.7 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, was in talks to buy a stake in the club five years ago before the deal didn't pull through. The 58 year old,said in an interview as he traveled on a plane on May 1.
“I still hope, one day at the right price, that I’ll buy the team,”“I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist. I know my strategy.”

I should have died, not my pregnant wife – Husband of Arepo victim

The husband of 25-year-old Damilola Fajana, who was killed by a stray bullet in the Arepo community, Ogun State, during a clash between members of the Oodua People’s Congress and some suspected pipeline vandals, says his life will never be the same again.

Bukayo, who was on admission at a hospital at the time of the incident, said his marriage to his late wife was barely one year old, adding that she was six months and two weeks pregnant.

He added that she was planning to give birth in the United States, having had a scan which showed that she was carrying a boy.
PUNCH Metro had reported on Friday that Damilola, a lawyer from Ire, Ekiti State, was in her car when she was hit by a stray bullet in the neck.
She was among three persons reportedly killed during the gun battle between the OPC members and the vandals, who were mostly Ijaw.  The traditional ruler of the community, Oba Solomon Atanda, led a protest on Friday. He said he would not allow Arepo to become a battleground.
Damilola’s husband told PUNCH Metro that his wife had left his sick bed in company with a driver a few minutes before she was killed.
He said, “Around 2am on Wednesday, I had serious pains and she rushed me to a private hospital near us. We knocked the hospital’s door for about 30 minutes, but nobody came out, so we left the place for another hospital in Ikeja, where she used for her ante-natal. She was six months and two weeks pregnant.
“She was with me till around 4pm when she said she wanted to go home. She was supposed to go to the immigration office for her data capture because she was to deliver her baby in the United States. But because of my illness, she postponed the appointment till Thursday.
“When she was about to leave, I decided to call someone to drive her home.”
Bukayo said he phoned them to know about their movement about eight minutes later, and was told they had arrived at the entrance into the community.
He said he did not hear from them until a few minutes later when he got a panic call from the driver, telling him that his wife had been shot in the neck.
He said he asked him to take her to a hospital in the area, where she was rejected.
An ambulance was said to have been organised to take her to a hospital in Lagos State, where the doctors on duty confirmed her dead.
Bukayo, while lamenting the tragedy, said he wished he had died in the place of his wife.
“It was barely a year we got married that this happened. I am saddened because she was my heart and brain. She was the reason for my existence.
“She was contented with the little I could afford us. I wish I had died and both my wife and my son ─ the pregnancy was a baby boy ─ had lived. At least, I would have had a son to survive me,” he said.
A family friend, Oladipupo Adegoke, said the incident had shaken Beachland Estate, where the Fajanas lived.
He called on the authorities to intervene in the crisis before there was more bloodshed.
“There are a lot of prominent Nigerians living in this place, and I usually tell people to live in Arepo because it is a peaceful place.

Punch Metro

Humbled? Floyd Mayweather refuses to show off his $100m cheque for Pacquiao fight

Yesterday, Floyd Mayweather won the fight of the century but was hit with the realization that, he is not as loved as his opponent, Manny Pacquiao.. Many blame it on his incessant show offs.Floyd for the first time in history has decided not to rub his success in people's faces..No tweets, no instagram posts and,unlike in the past, he refused to show off his $100m cheque on Saturday night.

But speaking to a reporter from the Associated Press last night after the fight, Mayweather who categorically refused to show off said
No pictures, though - don't want any pictures of it
This is in sharp contrast to his previous wins, when he flashed on instagram.In September 2013,he earned $40,870,000 and his May, 2014 payday of $31,406,000 for beating Marcos Maidana.
                                                         In the past, he flaunted his cheques ..

Emma Nyra comes for former boss Ubi Franklin in new interview, says he terrorized her

According to what I know, Emma Nyra dated Ubi Franklin for about three years and they all lived together in same house in Lekki but if she's insisting they didn't date, she must have her reasons. In a new interview with Vanguard, the singer said Ubi terrorized her for years...
"Ubi and I never dated. Rather he terrorized me for years. He abused me and other members of the label with physical and verbal force. This is why I left Triple MG the first time. He claims he spent money on me but failed to mention that he never gave me my payment for all the tours I have done alongside Iyanya. The true story lies between me and other members of Triple MG who have all chosen to be silent because of fear of one man. I do not support abuse of women or men. That is why I left. I don’t want to be involved with anything that has to do with Ubi Franklin ever again. Honestly, I don’t want to see my name associated with Ubi in any way. Let these lies die down. I am moving on with my career. Thank God” She said

26yr old pregnant woman shot dead during OPC/oil bunkers crossfire in Ogun

Oluwadamilola Fajana, a 26 year old pregnant law graduate of the Ekiti state University was killed by a stray bullet during a crossfire between OPC members and oil bunkers in Arepo Ogun state on April 29th. Damilola who was married and was 6 months pregnant, was on her way back from work when she drove into the crossfire and was killed by a stray bullet.

In a statement released today May 4th, Mr Ojo Babafemi, the deceased father accused President Jonathan of being an accomplice in the death of his daughter, saying if the President Jonathan had not empowered OPC members and given their leaders such as Gani Adams oil wells located in their area, his daughter and his unborn grandchild wouldn't have been killed. Read his statement after the cut...

"The outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, has, by the virtue of his empowering miscreants who go by the name Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), sent me and my family into a deep mourning since last Wednesday. The president, by the unconstitutional empowerment of the ethnic militia which has through their clashes with pipeline vandals, killed so many innocent Nigerians, particularly in Arepo area of Ogun State.

My daughter, Oluwadimilola Adebimpe Fajana-Ojo, was killed in crossfire while driving back home after a hard day’s job. President Jonathan is linked to her the death by the reason of his patronage of people who have no basic training in arms and weaponry in the business of pipeline protection, which is a very dangerous security enterprise supposed to fall under the purview of the trained Nigerian security agencies. President Goodluck Jonathan is culpable of the death of Damilola Fajana and that of others by the virtue of his morbid desperation for political power, which led him to awarding this senseless contract of his to OPC in return for political support in Lagos state.

He is equally guilty of my daughter’s death by his withdrawing the trained security personnel, the police, the army and the civil defence corps from doing their constitutional duties of protecting Nigerian people and their properties and replacing them with untrained miscreants by the name of OPC. It is my hope that the incoming General Buahari administration will revoke this obnoxious and misplaced pipeline contract, and restore peace and normalcy back to Arepo and it’s environment.

This can only be done by returning the Nigerian security agencies back to the area. This will stop the current bloodletting and unnecessary blood shedding of innocent Nigerians, just because a desperate man like Dr Jonathan wants to win elections. By this, the death of my pregnant daughter Mrs Damilola Fajana Née Ojo, my unborn grandchild, and that of others will not go unsung. It is my hope also that the Ogun state government, will institute a probe panel into this notorious and inhuman killing and maiming of innocent Nigerians resident in Ogun state all in the name of protecting petrol pipe lines.

As for Dr Jonathan, I will not curse but will not also pray but all I will say is that God will judge him accordingly if his decision of arming ethnic militias has done more harm to the Nigerian people than good. And to his co-travellers in the business of looting and killing Nigerians in the name of protecting pipelines, may peace and hamony be strangers in their homes just like they did to my home over the avoidable killing of my meek and promising daughter whose light they extinguished in her prime.

May the good Lord grant Barrister Damilola Adebimpe Fajana Née Ojo and other innocent Nigerians who were victims of President Jonathan and his OPC killer contractors eternal rest and our families the fortitude to bear the loss" the statement read

New photos of women and children rescued from Sambisa Forest

Here are new photos of the girls, women and children rescued from Sambisa forest. Some of them are currently in hospital receiving treatment for all kinds of illnesses while others have been moved into Internally Displaced Persons camps. More photos after the cut...

Monday, May 04, 2015

Presidency falls out with PDP Chairman, to sack him by Force

It's almost like a fight to finish situation now between President Goodluck Jonathan and his loyalists from the core South-South on one hand and PDP national chairman, Adamu Mu'azu on the other.

Despite threats of sanctions by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP, the leadership crisis in the party continues to deepen, as aides of President Jonathan have moved to replace the embattled national chairman of the party, Mu’azu, with an outgoing governor from the South-south.

But Mu'azu is not ready to succumb to them either. The battle is really getting tough.

This is coming as the former governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Sam Egwu, has warned against any leadership change that would remove Mu’azu or members of the NWC, cautioning that the problem of the PDP stems from lack of discipline and internal democracy, which the incumbent NWC was not allowed to enforce at both the national and state levels.

THISDAY gathered that the move by the presidential aides and associates of the president is aimed at altering the zoning of offices in the PDP, which would see the national chairman of the party coming from the South-south, while the presidential candidacy will be zoned to the North, preparatory to the 2019 election.

In this regard, THISDAY was informed that the plot is to make the outgoing Governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke the next national chairman of the party at the national convention. If they get their way, the national convention will take place in the second week of June this year.

It was also gathered from a party source that all offices of the NWC would be affected.

He said: “If Imoke becomes the new national chairman of the party, the national secretary would come from the North, thus making room for the next presidential candidate of the party to also come from the North."

But Mu'azu is said to be opposed to his removal, stating that he would not stand by and be used and dumped by the PDP and the Presidency.

In a statement at the weekend by his press secretary, Tony Amadi, Mu’azu said the tenure of the present NWC would expire next year, adding that at the appointed time PDP would determine the new zoning arrangement.

See First Photos Of Kate Middleton's New Royal Baby

Some babies are born with golden spoon, some with silver spoon but many others with aluminium spoon. Chai! It is well o!! A new princess is born as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital shortly after 6pm on Saturday, to give the world a brief glimpse of the new princess. The newest royal was born at 8.34am, weighing 8lbs and 3oz. Cutie!
Check out more photos of the royal baby and her parents below:

We Paid Kidnappers N2.5m-Orekoyas Finally Reveal

Mrs. Adebisi Orekoya, had over the weekend, revealed that the family parted with N2.5 million as against the initial N15 million demanded by the kidnappers as ransom.

According to Thisday, speaking to a group of working mothers in Lagos at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Conference and Exhibition Centre, Alausa, she made this disclosure at a national awareness and sensitisation seminar against child kidnapping in Nigeria.
When they demanded N15million, I told them that we could not afford it and they later reduced it to N13million but we still told them we could not afford it.
“They then gave me an option of paying ransom for only one kid. They asked me to choose the one I love the most and pay the ransom for his release.
“But how could I choose one and leave any behind? I did not give birth to the three of them in one day. The police told me to keep begging them so that they can be online and enhance the tracing.
“With their calls, the police were able to trace them to Sasha but couldn’t narrow it down to their particular location.
“When they finally agreed to what we had, they sent a GTbank account number to us and we paid in N2.5million as instructed.
“We then sent him a text message that we had paid in the money. He said he would confirm first to know if we flagged the account and then get back to us.
“He later called back by 3p.m. and said he has confirmed payment. He told us to go to Ogijo and pick our kids but when we got there, he said he was already in Sagamu.
“We had someone track his location and it showed he had gone to Oshodi and then back to Egbeda. I and my husband went back home.
“We were at Anthony, when someone called that they saw our kids naked in front of an uncompleted building. We asked them to snap them and send their pictures to my Whatsapp (a social media).
“When they sent the picture, it was my kids and we called the police to go pick them up. And they did and that was how we were reunited with our kids.”

Police arrest mother who tortured & dumped son at petrol station

On Thursday, a 9 year old boy with signs of severe torture was  abandoned at a petrol station by his own mother .Good Samaritans fed him and took him to a police station.(Here)Now, his mother,Blessing Goodluck,who abandoned him at a filling station on Ijaiye Road in the Agbado area of Lagos, has been apprehended by the police.
The police trailed the 23-year-old mother to Ojuelegba, where the son claimed they lived, without success.It was learnt that she was eventually traced to a residence on Sule Babalola Street, Agbado.

PunchMetro gathered that the primary two pupil was taken to a general hospital for treatment. He was seen playing around on Sunday when our correspondent visited the police station.
The mother, who admitted her action was wrong, said she was frustrated, describing her son as being troublesome.
 “I have realised that I over-reacted. Kingsley is very stubborn and troublesome. He won’t sit at home. He will be jumping from one house to another. I was frustrated. I promise it will never happen again. I have learnt my lesson.”
A police source told PUNCH Metro that Blessing wept all night in custody. The source said Kingsley had also been counselled to turn a new leaf.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said Blessing was still under interrogation and would be charged to court afterwards.
He said, “This is a case of child abuse. The 23-year-old mother was arrested on Sule Babalola Street, Agbado. The boy was abandoned in a bad condition. He was treated at the Lagos State General Hospital, Ile Epo. The mother is under interrogation.”

Policemen forced me to give N10,000 bribe or get framed for robbery -Motorist

A motorist, Niya Ezra, says he was forced to bribe four policemen attached to the Ondo State Police Command’s Fast Strike Squad N10,000 to avoid being set up as an armed robber.Two of the policemen were identified as Sergeant Idoko Edache and F. Temitope.
Punch Metro learnt that Ezra, an employee of the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, was travelling to the Akungba area of Ondo State to check his sick sister on April 25 when the incident happened.
Ezra said he had slowed down at about 12am on Ondo Road in Akure for the cops and wound down the glass of his vehicle.
He said, 
“They are Fast Strike Squad with a patrol van marked, 04. I slowed down, wound down the door glass of my jeep and greeted them. They looked inside my car and told me to go.”

 Ezra said as his journey continued, he was flagged down by another patrol team and the policemen ordered him to go back to the previous point for his vehicle to be properly checked.
“When I got there, they told me to park near a bush and proceeded to search the car. I folded both the front and back seats of the vehicle for them. They discovered I did not have anything incriminating. They checked my vehicle particulars and the chassis number and confirmed they are correct.”
After the search, the victim said the team suddenly became hostile and ordered him to pay N10,000 or be arrested for armed robbery.
He said he initially pleaded with the policemen, telling them that he was on his way to see his sick sister.He added that after four hours of pleading, he saw that the policemen were serious about framing him up for armed robbery. He added that he was forced to pay the N10,000.
“They threatened to frame me up for robbery if I failed to cooperate. At a point, one of them said if they really wanted to deal with me for proving stubborn, they would radio their station that an armed robber had been arrested.
“I was shocked. I then pretended as if I wanted to urinate and went to a corner to switch on the recorder of my handset. I begged with N1,000; increased it to N3,000; and then N5,000; yet, they refused. They said they would not collect even N9,999”
In the recorded conversation made available to our correspondent, a policeman, who spoke in pidgin, was heard saying, 
“Your money is N10,000 I don tell you (referring to Ezra). Even N9,999 is not acceptable. When we stopped you why you no stop? You don suffer us instead of you to pack jeje (gently).
“Where one army (soldier) dey, una go pack, come down inside motor, carry leg go meet am and put money for inside drum.”
Ezra said he paid the money to avoid being set up by the cops. He said he had confidence in the police until his experience on the fateful day and urged that the cops be disciplined for the act.
“They did not see me with anything incriminating. But I had to bribe them at that moment because I saw that they were very desperate. It means they have been doing it to innocent citizens. I want them to be brought to justice.”
The police spokesperson, Ondo State Command, Wole Ogodo, said the cops had been quizzed and found culpable. He added that they had been locked up in custody as a preliminary discipline.
“He (Edache) wanted to deny, but I told him he can’t. Everybody knows me. I don’t compromise on discipline.
“Presently, I have ordered that he and his team members be locked up. For further disciplinary action to be taken on them, it requires that the man comes forward to give evidence. I thank him for being able to identify two of the cops.
“Meanwhile, on behalf of the command, I want to appeal to the man not to use the few bad eggs to judge the entire police force. I assure him that justice will be done in this case.”

Tiwa Savage & her huge baby bumb still rocking shows(Photos)

 They don't call her the queen Bey of Nigeria for nothing..Heavily pregnant Tiwa is still making that money.She performed at a wedding today and this is what she had to say about it..

Work mummy work ... Earlier today performing for such a lovely bride. #HappyClient #MyBabyIsGonnaBeStrongSha #WorkingYummuMummy #StillWorking #StillPerforming #LoveWhatIDo
Many fans are telling her to chill..But is she is up to the task, why not do what she loves..Strong woman!

I fled to South Africa to evade arrest-Wanted Suspect

Operatives of the Special An­ti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos police command, Ikeja, have nabbed a two-man gang whose speciality is to receive and sell stolen cars from armed robbers. The sus­pects, Lateef Ogunleye, 35 and Gbenga Olatunji, 45, were flushed out from their hideout after 10 years in the underworld.
Their modus operandi is to buy stolen cars, change the colour and perfect the docu­mentation before moving them to the North to sell. After their arrest, they led the police to recover some of the cars that were sold within and outside Lagos.

Saturday Sun learnt that the suspects were declared wanted after it was discovered that their names were mentioned by most of the armed robbers arrested by the police in La­gos. Both suspects got wind of the bounty on their head and fled. Olatunji fled to Kano and Ogunleye to South Africa. Unknown to the suspects, detectives led by Officer in Charge of SARS, SP Abba Kyari kept tabs on them till they were finally arrested.
At the police station, the first suspect, Ogun­leye, who claimed that he started the illegal business sometime in 2012, decided to secure a visa to South Africa in case anything goes wrong.

“I made so much money and I knew it was illegal, so I was advised to get a visa in case I was wanted by the police. In 2013, I re­located to South Africa when I learnt that my main supplier Ismali was in SARS detention. It will be risky to stay in Nigeria because they were tracking and arresting people anyhow.
“Since I had enough money, I travelled and got admission to study Electrical Engi­neering in Ressuct College in Pretoria, South Africa. I mobilised one of my boys to keep tabs on what is happening in SARS. I want­ed to know if they were after me and when they had stopped. Few months after I arrived, Daniel called that OC SARS; Abba Kyari was on his way to South Africa to find me. I was terrified and ran to Shoshangove, an area that is not developed. Everywhere in Pretoria, there is camera and I can be easily tracked. I stayed there for two weeks till I got another signal from Daniel that Kyari was back to Nigeria. He told me that I was not the reason he came to South Africa rather he visited the country to receive an award. 
 This was when I returned to school”, Ogunleye narrated. Relieved, Ogunleye decided to return home.
“I came back in October 2014 because I was running out of cash and my contacts have called severally that there are cars to be sold. Unfortunately, the first deal I did landed me in SARS detention. It’s like I was under a spell. I had all the opportunity to repent and remain in South Africa but the devil kept pushing me to come home,” he lamented.
He claimed that it was his quest to make progress in life that landed him in trouble.
“Af­ter my graduation from Ibadan polytechnic, I moved down to Lagos in search of a job. It was not easy; all the banks to which I applied for a job, gave preference for women. I was introduced by a friend to start selling phones in computer village, Ikeja. Sometime in 2012, I met one Ismail who told me that there was a better and faster way of making money than standing under the sun selling phones. “He told me the truth that those cars were stolen and would be sold at half the market value.
Initially, I thought it was a joke, till he brought Toyota Camry 2000 at the price of N250,000. I sold it for N500,000 that was quick money.

 This was how I went into it full time for the past three years and so far I have received and sold sev­eral cars including a Toyota Highlander.” According to him, the market value of the Toyota Highlander was N4 million but the robbers sold it to him for N900,000. “I later sold the car N2.8 million. I had so much money and decided to secure visa to some countries. I did that when I learnt that most of my suppliers have been arrested and they mentioned my name”, he added. The second suspect, Olatunji said he decided to patronize car snatchers when Customs of­ficials seized his cars in 2006. According to him: “I know that it is a crime to smuggle in cars from another country.

It was the only way one can make gain in this business. Unfortunately, I lost N5million in the process. So far, I have also received several cars including a Toyota Avenza, which they sold to me for N2 million and I sold it to the buyer for N4 milion. I discov­ered that cars can be easily sold in the North, which is why most of my cars were sold there. “I met Ibrahim who gave me a way out and since then business has been good, till I was arrested. When I heard that the robbers had been arrested, I quickly moved over to Kano. I still find it hard to believe that they traced me down there. I’m sorry.”

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Photo: Harrysong reconciles with step mother at father's burial

Singer Harrison Tare Okiri, famously known as Harrysong reconciled with his step mum, Mrs. Tonye Okiri at his father’s burial in Warri Delta state yesterday, May 2.
The burial, which turned out a carnival, also served as an opportunity for Harrysong and his step mother to bury their long hatchet. Before the burial commenced proper, elders of the Okiri family called a family meeting with Harrysong and his step mom in attendance where they were both advised to sheath their swords.
The reconciliation didn’t end there as the singer further made it public during his performance, where he sang a special rendition of his song, ‘Story’ to the delight of his kinsmen and the crowd in attendance.
Recall that a few months ago Harrysong released a song titled Story, where he told the story of his life as well as the harsh treatment he received from his step mom. The whole story was yesterday re-written, when he performed another version of the song and said his step mother, showed him love.
Analyzing why he sang the song, Harry said,
“I sang the earlier version of this song out of anger, but today, I have assumed the position of a father and a husband since my father is no more and I have realized that my step mom actually used those extreme correctional measures because she loves me and because I have released my mistake, I’m doing this version of the song to tell the world how much she loves me.
His step mom who was full of tears all through the performance at the family meeting, also apologized to Harrysong for treating him badly then.

Harrysong lightened his hometown, Ogbe Ijoh with an electrifying performance alongside his record label boss, Kcee, who didn’t disappoint the massive crowed cheering , singing along and danced with him.

See photo of the husband of nanny who kidnapped Orekoya boys

Above is Mr Waheed, the husband of the evil nanny and the mastermind of the plot to kidnap the Orekoya kids that the police rescued last month! Efforts are still on to arrest him and Akeem his brother. The police say they will appreciate and indeed reward any credible information that will facilitate his arrest! 

Waheed and Akeem Kareem, said to be in their early 30s, are known in their area to lead extravagant lives, owning choice cars and apartment. People who know them say once their neighbors start questioning the source of their wealth, they get uncomfortable and immediately relocate.

Floyd Mayweather Is Still The Champion, Beats Pacquiao

It was a good fight for both men but at the end of the fight the best man Mayweather emerged winner. He made sure he delivered the right and hot punches on Pacquiao's face. See more photos...

But Pacquiao said he though he won Mayweather after his unanimous points defeat. No, you lost bros.
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