8 Apr 2016

Married woman Racheal caught with the pastor in hotel - Video

   Most times when men get married to women older than them, the tendency is that the women often grow out of the men's control overtime. In some cases, these woman start taking actions as the ones in-charge of their homes, thus disregarding their younger husbands.

Woman who 'died' from cancer is heard screaming from inside coffin after being buried alive

Cemetery workers claim they heard a woman banging and shouting an hour after being buried.

Nightmare: The woman was reportedly buried alive in a coffin

Cemetery workers raced to a newly-dug grave after they heard banging and muffled shouting an hour after a 45-year-old woman was buried.



Naija Pastor On The Run After Impregnating Mother & Daughter

What is happening? Is it that Pastors have been committing these acts secretly before and they are just coming out now because of new media, or the negative "spirit" just started entering pastors? Very troubling!

These Nigerian Communities Worship Giant Pythons As their Gods

As odd as it may sound to people who aren’t familiar with any other religion apart from Christianity or Islam, there are communities in Nigeria that place snakes as their gods

Give Your Man Enough Bedroom Food, No Girl Can Snatch Him ––Says Aisha Falode

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She is fondly called the First Lady of Sport Journalism. Aisha Falode, who now anchors a popular talk show that focuses on the home, sure knows how to do her things in the male-dominated industry. In a recent chat, she confessed that she now know better what men really want and that if she ever get married again, no lady will be able to snatch her man. Below is what she said:

There has been the argument over what really helps to keep the home. Is it food or s*x?

OMG: “Aluu Four”: Trial judge transferred but to continue with case

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The Rivers Judiciary has transferred Justice Ledan Nyordee, the trial judge in the murder of four University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) students, to Isiopko High Court in Ikwerre Local Government Area.

Photo: 14 people including Nigerians arrested as Malaysian police cripple five international drug syndicates

Police in Malaysia crippled five international drug syndicates, seizing RM2.3mil worth of drugs hidden inside handbags, in the space of six days. 14 people were arrested among them Nigerians.
The raids, which were conducted by the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) and Bukit

''The Father Of My Children Called Me A 'H00ker' And Dumped Me Since 2007''... Afrocandy

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The Nigerian movie star and mother of 2 who is based in America told National Mirror that her movies are not p*rn but adult movies. She also spoke about how her husband dumped her and her 2 daughter, her offer of a movie role to BBA finalist, Beverly Osu, and declared that she can pose n^de for a magazine.

Why did you go into p*rn*graphic movies?

Gang of 4 Killed A Pastor For Preaching Repentance To Them [PHOTO]

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A pastor based in Rivers state has been killed for preaching repentance in the oil-rich state.
According to the police, the Rivers State Police Command arrested the culprits along with four suspected kidnappers and one armed robber. The police also recovered stolen vehicles.

Photos: See Nigerian British Boxer Anthony Joshua's toned physique ahead of IBF heavyweight title fight

British boxer Anthony Joshua, today weighed in at 17st 6lbs ahead of IBF world title fight with Charles Martin but what tripped most of the female fans was his well toned and sculpted body. More photos after the cut...

Photos/Video: 3 Nigerians who posed as tourists to rob hotel rooms in Thailand, arrested

Three Nigerian men who burglarized hotel rooms across Pattaya City, Thailand were arrested on March 27, police officers said in a statement. The men identified as Mr. Jaho Jaho Nonso, 30,  Mr. Ugochukwu, 30, and Mr. Samuel Osas, 30 allegedly posed as tourists, checked into a Pattaya hotel, and burglarized it.

Aju Love Connection is looking to shake up the game of dating for Nigerian Professionals..

For many professionals in Nigeria, a successful dating life can be difficult to attain due to the circumstances that come with a demanding career. It can be hard to find the time to date and meet new people with demanding hours and busy schedules. Aju Love Connection is a new [brand] that is designed to serve the modern-day Nigerian professional’s dating needs.

One milion poor Nigerians will now receive N5,000 monthly from the federal government

The federal government is reportedly making plans to pay poor Nigerians a token of $25 per month so to try to ease poverty and stimulate the economy.

8 photos from ex Gov Diepreye Alamieyeseigha's burial ceremony in Bayelsa state

Former governor of Bayelsa state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha who died at age 62, on October 10, 2015, at the University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State, following a brief illness, will be buried tomorrow in Amassoma, his country home.

RADARADA: He’s apprehensive about sex during my period

Dear Aunty Julie, My guy and I don’t draw lines about when or when not to have sex but things have changed lately. My partner is now apprehensive about having sex when I’m menstruating or having break through bleeding. His male friends

LMAO! Watch AY's Funniest Comedy Skit Ever... you go laugh

At the recently held 2016 edition of AY Live in Lagos, AY, Falz d Bahd Guy, Princess, Elenu, Chigurl, Pencil, Whale Mouth and others captured some of the funny developments around. Enjoy:

Federal High Court Sacks Amaju Pinnick As NFF President

I don't know why football administration is always riddled with in-fighting... 
Reports have it that the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has been sacked by a Federal High Court sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

See the Wife A Guy Brought Home from Abroad to His Family

.family couldn't believe their eyes that this is the "wife" their son proudly brought home. Na love. Lol!

Popular Actress Madam Kofo’s daughter Oluronke Weds [pics]

Veteran Nollywood actress, Abiola Atanda popularly known as Madam Kofo with her trademark head gear, gave out her daughter Oluronke in marriage to Babatunde Ajibade on March 12, 2016. The wedding ceremony held at Time Square Events Centre, Ikeja, Lagos. More photos...

EFCC Arraigns NAMA MD, Ibrahim Abdulsalam and Directors for Stealing N2.8bn

The EFCC on Thursday arraigned The MD/CEO of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr Ibrahim Abdulsalam at the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing N2.8billion.

He was charged along with Nnamdi Udoh (still at large), Adegorite Olumuyiwa, Agbolade Segun, Clara Aliche, Joy Ayodele Adegorite, Randville Invesment Ltd and Multeng Travels and Tours Ltd before Justice Babs Kuewumi on 21 counts charge.

How Deeper Life Bible Ministry Pastor escapes after Kidnappers who Abducted ..

Miracle dey happen...! A Pastor of the Deeper Life Bible Ministry has miraculously escaped from the den of kidnappers: and he sensationally made his escape as the bad guys dozed off.

Pastor Gilbert Akioyamen, was abducted at about 6pm on March 24, along Ukhun road, Ekpoma, Esan West area of Edo State, while on his way to the Deeper Life camp ground.

Top pastor apologizes to Nigerians for persuading them to vote APC (photo)

Barnabas Yohanna Yohanna, who is the president of the Bridge of Life Missions Inc in Kaduna state put up a picture of himself with a placard which read: ”Forgive me, I was wrong.”  

Davido, Dele Momodu at war again? Check out what Davido called him (video)

Davido is just being rude… This is not making any sense anymore!!
As if the one he said on Osinachi Remix against Dele Momodu is not enough.. Davido rants again in Falz’s new single titled “Bahd Baddo Baddest” which features Olamide & himself.. The Song was released earlier today.

Lady cries to Buhari, you won’t believe what she wants from him (photo,video)

The ladyA young lady has come out crying to President Buhari over the state of the nation and scarcity of fuel in the country.
 The lady In a video posted on Facebook, the lady who is apparently a student was seen

Linda Ikeji Vs Wizkid: Who Is Richer? – See Breakdown By GetItRightNigerians

Following the recent duel between the two celebs and the hassles that has been trailing their fracas both on social media and the dailies, it is important for the sake of contrasting and comparison that we have decided to take a quick look at their respective worth.

“Before You Condemn Buhari And Praise Goodluck Jonathan Concerning Fuel Scarcity, See This” (Photos)

One of the major problems wrong with Nigerians is that we forget easily.
This is the reason why hardened criminals and looters in the past can easily come back and contest for public office to the extent of winning. It is so sad that some people, mostly youths who are the leaders of tomorrow are going about with the slogan

Have you read Grace Amah's congratulatory message to Ibinabo Fiberesima?


When ex-beauty queen Ibinabo Fiberesima was sentenced to a five year jail term for manslaughter was granted bail on Thursday by the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, weeks ago, actress Grace Amah was one of those who wrote in her defense (HERE).

Now that Ibinabo has been released on a N2million bail, the Actress/Film-maker, Grace Amahhas written her a cngratlatory message.

There Is Nothing Like Hell Fire ––Says Pastor Dikeh

Founder of “As The Lord Said, It Should Be Done Temple”, Pastor Blessed Oguguamakwa Dikeh seems to be in the mould of those who are out to challenge the status quo. He has declared that Christians should forget about the second coming of Jesus Christ (rapture), saying that it would never come to pass. In his words: “There is nothing like hell fire after life. Heaven is here on earth already. When you are suffering, you are in hell fire. If you are in poverty and cannot pay your house rent then you are already in hell. But when you are in heaven, even if you reside in a flat, your landlord will come and beg you for money. He would even say don’t worry, I will give the other tenant quit notice for you.” In an Interview with Daily Independent, Pastor Dikeh further insisted that: “There is nothing like rapture. If you tell me that rapture means when a person dies, his soul goes back to God and his flesh to the dust, then I will agree, but anything other than that, I don’t agree. Don’t let anybody deceive you. He also stated (like the Jehovah Witnesses) that there’s no hell fire after death. Pastor Dikeh also dropped another controversial statement: “I pray in the name of God, because my father, Adam, did not pray in Jesus’ name. Jesus is a servant like me. He has finished his assignment and has gone . I am a servant too. When I finish my work, I will go. Jesus has done a good job, but I have problem with people who are giving him the honour that is not due him. If you say Jesus is the saviour of the whole world, who then is God?” The pastor recently came under heavy criticism by Nigerians over his strange biblical beliefs and the purported serving of alcohol to members in his church.

Unbelievably cute photo! See Charly Boy’s son and grandson

Controversial Nigerian entertainer, Charly Boy, wants us to see his handsome son and grandson. He shared a photo of both of them on his Instagram page which he captioned it “My son Sly and his son Donald. Two generation of Oputa”

Heartbreaking photos and videos from the burial ceremony of Nomoreloss

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The entertainment industry waved it’s final goodbye to one of its own, Olumuyiwa Adeyemi Osinuga aka Nomoreloss today.

Some Silly Ways Guys Act When A Lady Turns Them Down

Some ladies have been warned to be careful with men especially when their proposal has been turned down as some are known to go on a vengeful mission and could be dangerous.

The Cobbler Behind Ooni’s Footwear

He is a young man, with a good head on his shoulders. He is a lad that has tread a terrain usually characterised by dropouts or never do wells. Adesola Omotayo Benson is an Ikorodu-born shoemaker who is gradually carving a niche for himself.  His passion for shoe making was ignited 30 years ago when he was barely 13 years old. Three decades later, Benson is living his dream and is living proof to doubt Thomases that you can actually excel in any field if you put your mind to it. He spoke to Funke Olaode about his sojourn in footwear manufacturing and how he intends to make Ikorodu a Mecca of sorts for shoe aficionados in the country
How old were you when you ventured into shoe making?
I was in Junior Secondary School two (JSS 2) when I stumbled into it and I have not looked back. Honestly, it wasn’t my initial ambition, dream or plan to go into shoe making. My mother was working with the then former military Governor of Lagos State, the late Air Commodore Gbolahan Mudasiru. I went with my mum to visit the governor that fateful afternoon and I joined the children in their playroom. After a few minutes, the governor’s wife came to remind the children not to forget to pick up their shoes at the shoe maker’s place. She asked me if I wanted a pair and I said yes.
So I followed them and saw how the guy was making shoes and I got interested. I got that pair of sandals and when it got spoilt, I went back there and got another one. Of course, my passion was ignited and I looked for a shoe maker very close to my house. Every afternoon I spent four hours learning shoe making. And I was going there throughout my secondary school days. My mum didn’t know that I made shoes. But when I got to class five she caught me with a pair of shoes. Since then I have been doing shoes.
How has the response been?
Well, in Nigeria it is not a vocation that has been tapped into, because I studied it, and if you count four people in Nigeria who studied footwear, I will probably be one of them. You know people have been doing it the way they like. But I see more prospects in it as time progresses.
What is your wife’s response to this unusual job that people believe is meant for drop outs?
Before I got married, my wife knew that I am into shoe making. One day she said her mother has been asking her what I do for a living but she had not said anything to her. I said ‘but you know what I do now’. I am not a lawyer, engineer or medical doctor but a shoe maker. She accepts me that way. While I was going abroad, some people challenged my mum that your son is going abroad to study shoe making. As a matter of fact, most of my friends then don’t associate themselves with me because I am a shoe maker. It is now that they have realised that that is my passion and that I have been doing this for close to three decades. They don’t have a choice if they want to tag along with me.
When did you float your Nigerian company?
After my training, I worked in the United Kingdom but decided to come back home two years ago. I floated my outfit Shola Benson Exclusive Shoes Company four years ago in Sabo, Ikorodu. My family stayed back in the UK and shuttles every now and then.
What do you think set you apart? And why the empowerment programme for 100 shoemakers?
I am fortunate to be educated, apart from what I do, because most of the guys in the footwear industry are not educated. So, I want to empower 100 shoe makers in Ikorodu. I mean people who are not opportune to go to the university or don’t have the financial means to go and learn in the university like I did. I want Ikorodu to be like a city in Italy renowned for shoe making. You know if you come to Italy now a part makes men’s shoes, another makes women’s shoes, children’s shoes and even furniture. Just tell them what you want and they will tell you where to go to. I want Ikorodu to be a Mecca for shoes in Nigeria so that other states in Nigeria can emulate us.
What could have prompted this?
It is because I have passion for humanity and it is just one minute between a rich man and a poor man. A poor man’s misfortune can change to fortune within a second. And because of the situation I found myself I just have to tag along.
Any breakthrough since you started shoe making?
Well, I had made shoes for APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. But the one that brought me to the limelight was a pair of shoes that I made for Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. He is a man of humility and peace who believes in the unity of Nigeria. His humility humbled me. He is a young man that encourages others to grow. I don’t know him personally. I just admire him from afar and was looking for someone who knows his size. You know everybody kept telling me it is not possible, and somebody even discouraged me that he doesn’t wear made in Nigeria shoes. That put me off.
I took up the courage and made a pair of half shoe for him and looked for a way to get it across with a proposal on developing a footwear industry in Ile-Ife.  I was happy when I learnt that he embraced it and he loved the shoes. Up till date, I have taken six pictures of him wearing the shoes I designed for him. He wore the same shoe when he met with the Cuban Ambassador and wore the same shoe at his traditional wedding to Olori Wuraola in Benin City recently. When he went to see President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, he wore the shoe. That has been my major breakthrough. Since that day, I have been getting calls from people that I should make shoes for them. They said the fact I could make shoes for a man of timber and caliber shows that I can make shoes for them as well.
Do you support the call for made in Nigeria goods?
Yes. On my part, I have been able to train about 10 shoe makers who stayed with me for four years. Training is my area of specialisation and from time to time I have been able to ensure that I supervise them. The local shoe makers will have breakthrough if federal government can encourage local manufacturers like us to make shoes for para-military personnel instead of importing. This will not only encourage us, it will also boost the nation’s economy by patronising made in Nigeria goods.
What challenges do you face in shoe making?
The major challenge is manpower and getting capable hands to work for me. Nigerians are not trained enough to understand how standard shoes are made.  For the next two and half years, I was busy training people on how shoes are being made. We have passed that now and moved to shoe manufacturing.
How do you source for your material?
Interestingly, they are locally sourced. We get it mainly from Mushin in Lagos. Ironically, Nigeria is one of the greatest countries that produce leather. We have so many of them in Kano but 90 per cent of these leathers are exported and later imported back to Nigeria as Wet Blu; it is like a processed leather. They leave it in plane white and bring it back to Nigeria. As manufacturers we can now turn it into the colour of our choice.  For me, the 10 per cent left in the Nigerian markets is what I buy and use locally. So, I am happy about the recent gospel of made in Nigerian goods being propagated by the federal government. It is another way to empower local manufacturers and also boost the nation’s economy.
There is this general belief that most products made locally are sub-standard. What makes your products tick?
My training over the years has really helped me and distinguished my products. I trained in the best schools of fashion and shoes in developed countries. Also, I use pure leather inside and outside for my shoes. I remember I made a shoe for a guy who came back after one year that I should make another one for him. His testimony was that he wore the same shoe for 365 days in a year and its quality has not diminished. I explained to him that I used pure leather for all my shoes. Quality standards have really stood Shola Exclusive Shoes out over the years. I believe so much in quality.
How affordable are your shoes?
I try to make it affordable because I want every living soul to be able to afford and wear my shoes in Nigeria, Africa and, nobody can tell, the world. The cheapest right now is N7, 000
You embraced this vocation at a very tender age and 30 years on, you are still waxing strong. Are you fulfilled?
Absolutely. You know all of us cannot work in multinationals. I have chosen this path and God has been faithful. A few days back, two graduates walked up to me that they wanted to learn shoe making in two years. They said they have been following my trajectory in shoe business in the last one year and made up their minds after the mandatory one year service to toe my line. This is encouraging. Each time I see that people appreciate what I do, I am encouraged to do more.
What is the future of this vocation in Nigeria?
In as much as government has banned the importation of shoes, the future is bright. Most African countries don’t produce shoes and we have a chance to export to African countries. But if Nigeria still imports sub-standard shoes, it is going to have negative effect on local production.
Where would you be in the next 10 years?
I am hoping that in the next 10 years, I would have put down a legacy and become an icon that before you do anything concerning shoe making you have to consult me. If I am able to train 300 people and they in turn train others, the multiplication effect, no doubt, will trickle down on the country’s economy.

Ekiti: From Land of Honour to Land of Horror

The pattern has continued. Accusations and counter-accusations.  The father is a fraudster and the son is a confidence trickster. They have a company of cracksmen, magsmen, mobsmen, murderers and junkies.  It is the story of Ekiti State  Governor, Ayodele Fayose and his “boy”, Temitope Aluko—a man old enough to lead the nation, but chose to be a scalawag for Fayose.
Do you think Ekiti State is jinxed?
One moment missed on June 21, 2014, following the election that threw out its cerebral governor, Kayode Fayemi, the state is now back to the old order.
A fountain full of knowledge has become a place full of dry bones. The leviathan has turned a restful state to a state of turmoil. The land of honour has become a land of horror.
Frankly, the leviathan must be tamed now, except we want more damage.
Ekiti moved from boom state to doom state after the former governor, Kayode Fayemi, was manipulated out of office by forces within and forces without.
We’ve all followed the charade of the recent weeks and the melodrama between Fayose and Aluko.
We’ve watched youtube videos and live interviews on how the gubernatorial election was won and lost.
The troubling part was the ruse of a truce is this: in less than five hours after Aluko and Fayose jointly addressed journalists in Lagos claiming they’ve settled their scores, the headlines changed. Aluko recanted.
Two people who should be in jail for electoral fraud are still out making mockery of our democracy and we, the people, are laughing.
The sense of solidarity that characterised the Ekiti Parapo during the Yoruba war of independence is what is needed now to rescue Ekiti State from the abyss.
The Ekiti intelligentsia must make this a project that they can all be proud of.  There are many reasons for my advocacy.
A vituperating governor, Fayose, has abandoned the business of governance to fighting war he willingly created by himself.
From senseless attacks on the federal government policies to his personal vendettas for President Buhari, Fayose has rubbished himself and the state for his unintelligent statements in the media.
He’s one governor who speaks with makeup statistics. Fayose’s politics is undesirable in modern politics. It is like an abscess or sore that must not be allowed to fester.
For decoy, Fayose has been creating controversial projects to deceive the Ekiti people. For instance, after his airport project suffered defeat, he has rolled over to a flyover project.
Does Ekiti need airport and flyover for its small population and agrarian economy at this time, when money is not easy to come by?
It is one of several machinations of Fayose to leave Ekiti in complete ruins, when he leaves office.
There are important areas that will impact several lives that Fayose is not concentrating on. His opportunity for redemption, after his first term of controversial exit, has now been lost.
Can anyone explain the rousing welcome Fayose organised for a legislator under federal investigation?
I’m always pained to see people in Ekiti gathered to celebrate poverty of thought each time Fayose returns to the same limited set of ideas.
After the state lawmaker, Akanni Afolabi, who was unjustly detained by the DSS was released, Fayose resorted to cheap publicity stunt by ferrying the lawmaker from Abuja to Ekiti with a private helicopter using the taxpayers’ money for self-glorification. He didn’t stop at that.
In his effrontery, Fayose, who has not been able to pay salaries to workers then paid for newspaper adverts to advertise his folly.
The governor wasted money publishing court records on bail application for Akanni and then rewarded him with a car gift for his “loyalty.”
Of course, this kind of politics can best be understood from Akanni’s vote of thanks after he received the car gift.
It is about loyalty to individual and not the state, though Akanni sworn to an oath to put the interest of the state above anything else.
“The DSS asked me so many questions about the governor and I stood my ground. Governor Fayose is one man that I can never betray because he is my helper and my mentor. He has done a lot for me,” Akanni said.
In our polity, when political corruption such as electoral fraud in Ekiti and other places that has now been established through many evidences is allowed, the gang of thieves will be in every state and they will carry on with the business as usual and we’ll be the victims.
Aluko who has been working and walking with Fayose for decades and served as chairman, Security and Intelligence Committee of his campaign organisation during the 2014 election must have been involved in other shady deals over the years, but it is quite unfortunate that we don’t have a strong criminal investigation system in Nigeria.
A simple background check on Aluko would have revealed so much were he to be living in the West, particularly in the United States.
It is a shame that even the federal government has not slammed court action against Aluko so far and Fayose continues to act in impudence, because of immunity.


The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has been shut.
It was learnt that the indefinite closure was as a result of protests by the students over lack of electric power, among others.
According to a report monitored on Raypower radio in Abuja, the protests had begun late on Thursday and continued on Friday morning when the decision to close the institution was taken.
Details later

He left us in Ibadan, married another woman in Lagos -Wife •‘I married another wife ‘cos she gave me money’

A Grade ‘C’ Customary Court sitting at Owode/Academy in Ibadan South-East Local Government Area of Oyo State has dissolved the marriage between Mr.  Saheed Omotoso and his wife, Aminat, after the two parties decided to part ways.

Suspected rapist escapes from Ogun police station

A suspected rapist, identified only as Tomiwa, aka Tommy, has escaped from the custody of the Sango-Ota Police Division, Ogun State.

The whereabouts of the suspected rapist, who was said to have escaped from the police custody on March 12, was still unknown as of Thursday, April 7.

Tomiwa and his gang members were reportedly notorious for rape and stealing in the Igbala Community of Sango-Ota.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Tomiwa, who had been on the run after he and his members gang-raped a girl in the area, was brought to the station by some youths on March 12.

He was said to have escaped from the police station on the same day while he was being taken to a cell.

Our correspondent, however, gathered that Tomiwa’s accomplices – Dekunle Lawal, Wale Alore, Sunday Salako, Peters Apata, Oyetunde Tolulope and one Ojere – were with the police, while one Rafiu and Umoru were at large.

A resident of the community, who did not want his name in print for fear of being hunted, said some policemen at the divison had frustrated efforts to rid the area of miscreants by releasing suspects whenever they were arrested.

He said, “The gang usually ambushed residents going to work at 5am, snatched their bags and raped them. A lot of girls have moved out of this community. We have arrested the suspects more than seven times and took them to the station, but the officers would collect money and release them.

“They are so confident that whenever we threaten them with police, they will say they will come back if they are arrested. They have been threatening our lives. Three weeks ago, they waylaid another 18-year-old girl while returning from work in the evening and raped her. We took Dekunle (Lawal), Tomiwa and Owolabi to the station two weeks ago as regards the incident. Tomiwa fled the station, while the two others were later released.”

It was learnt that the Area Commander of the Sango Area Command ordered that the miscreants be rearrested after the community petitioned the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali.

The petition, signed by a community elder, Pastor Ajayi Ibikunle, read in part, “They (suspects) always challenge ladies residing in the community and visitors coming into and going out of the community without any cause, be it early in the morning when people are going to work or at night when people are coming back from work.

“They snatch bags, rob people of their valuables and at the same time they rape ladies. These young men have gangs around the Alishiba, School 3 and Joju areas. They smoke and sell hemps.”

A victim, Joy, said she was returning home from a factory, where she worked when the gang attacked her. She said they collected her phone and salary before three of them took turns to rape her.

She said a policewoman assigned to investigate the case at the division demanded N20,000, adding that she let go of the case when she was insulted by the officer.

She said, “The IPO was one Martinda, and she told me to report back whenever I saw those guys.  Around 1pm one day, I rushed back to the station and informed her, but she told us to raise N20,000 for their arrest.

“We later met with some other policemen there and they collected N2,000 after much pleading. We left the station around 3pm, but by the time we got to where I saw them, they had fled. I had forgone the matter until yesterday (Wednesday) when some of the men that raped me were arrested.”

A youth leader in the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity, urged the police to ensure that the suspects were prosecuted and the fleeing members arrested.

He said, “I want the police to charge them to court and ensure that they are duly prosecuted. They have been influencing younger ones negatively.”

The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspects would be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command for further investigation and assured the residents that the community would be “sanitised.”

He said, “The suspects were arrested for different offences, including rape, stealing and breach of the peace. But no suspect escaped from the station. The residents should rest assured that the community and others would be sanitised from hoodlums terrorising the areas. The suspects will be charged to court after investigation.”

Smart Adeyemi defects to APC, says Buhari is doing well

The Senator who represented the Kogi West Senatorial District in the 6th and 7th Senate, Smart Adeyemi, on Friday formally defected to the All Progressives Congress.
Adeyemi who briefed journalists in Abuja in company with Senators Abu Ibrahim, Olubunmi Adetunmbi among others, said he had no regret dumping his erstwhile Peoples Democratic Party.
He explained that his decision to join APC was to support President Muhammadu’s determination to develop every part of the country, especially his Kogi West constituency.
He therefore urged his supporters to move enmasse to the APC, with immediate effect.
Details shortly….

Buhari’s cash: Short-changed basketballers still waiting

The U16 female national basketballers who won the African cup last year and were promised N400,000 by President Muhammadu Buhari but were short-changed are yet to be fully paid nearly two months after other athletes were paid. The players received alerts for the payment on Tuesday, March 23 but were utterly shocked as only N300,000 was credited to their accounts instead of the amount the President announced publicly.
One of the affected players, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity for fear of being punished, said they were not told anything concerning the difference.
She said, “Yes, I got  an alert yesterday for the payment but it was for only N300,000 that was paid into my account. I have asked my mates and it’s the same amount they got.”
On Monday, April 4, our correspondent got a fresh call from one of those affected to complain about the endless wait and the silence coming from the Ministry of Youth and Sports officials. The PUNCH checks confirmed that the players were yet to paid the balance of N100,000 despite the assurances given by the sports ministry to The PUNCH that the issue would be thrashed out.
She said, “Please help us; we are counting on your newspaper (The PUNCH) to help us in this struggle. It is looking like impossible for us now even though our federation president has told us that he would do everything possible to ensure that the ministry officials pay us.”
A coach with the basketball team said he was hopeful that the matter would be sorted out given the assurances they had received from the basketball federation. The players assessment, pay advice and the payment itself, we learnt, was carried out by the sports ministry officials without any input from the federations.
Our  correspondent learnt that it was not only the basketballers who were complaining, as there were other who were said to be beneficiaries but were yet to be paid too.
In January 2016, when Buhari hosted the sportsmen, the names and pictures of Onye Lauritta, who won gold medal in F40 shot put at the 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Qatar and those of her coach, Anato Patrick, and the team secretary, Mrs. Olabisi Aziz, were included in the event’s brochure, but no reward was announced for them at the event. But Aziz, who later spoke with The PUNCH, said the situation had been explained to them prior to the final ceremony but they had been computed into the reward system and would be paid like the others.
In January she had said, “The President’s speech and many other things had been concluded before we returned with the gold medal. Every detail had been explained to us and it was therefore merged with those of the powerlifters. So it isn’t that we were forgotten; no we are still a part of the reception and the rewarded athletes.”
We understand that powerlifters were paid last week but Onye and the officials were not paid.

CJ dismisses Metuh’s petition, asks judge to continue trial

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, has dismissed the petition by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, seeking the transfer of his trial for money laundering from Justice Okon Abang to another judge.
Justice Auta’s letter responding to the petition by Metuh, a copy of which our correspondents obtained on Thursday, stated that it was too late in the day to reassign the case in which the prosecution had already called all its witnesses.
The Chief Judge’s letter, dated March 24, 2016, signed by his Special Assistant, Mr. Ambrose Unaeze, was addressed to one of Metuh’s lawyers, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), who had signed and sent the petition on behalf of his client.
Etiaba sent the petition to the Chief Judge, accusing Justice Abang of bias in the handling of the case after his clients were called upon to open their defence.
The lawyer claimed in the petition that Metuh was a classmate of the judge in the 1987/1988 set of the Nigerian Law School.
He claimed that Metuh and the judge both practised law in Lagos before the PDP spokesperson relocated to Abuja, and Justice Abang, on his part, was appointed a judge.
Etiaba also alleged that Metuh met and had discussion with Justice Abang late last year in the Meridien Hotel in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, adding that his client was baffled at the views expressed by the judge during their encounter.
The lawyer also accused the judge of denying his client fair hearing by refusing to release to the defence team a copy of the records of proceedings of the court to enable them to appeal against some decisions of the judge in the course of the trial.
He alleged that the defence applied for the record of proceedings on February 8, 2016, to enable the defence to appeal against some decisions of the court, but that one month and one week later, the judge had yet to release it to the defence.
However, in his response to the petition through his Special Assistant (Unaneze), the Chief Judge said he could no longer take any administrative action on the case, considering the stage at which the matter was.
He advised that the only option open to the defendants was to file an application asking Justice Abang to disqualify himself from further handling the case.
Unaneze stated, “I refer you to your letter of March 16, 2016, and after a careful perusal of your application and the reasons stated therein, the Hon.  Chief Judge has directed me to inform you that it is too late in the day for his Lordship to take administrative action with regard to your application.
“This is so because the parties have already joined issues but are at liberty to file an application before the judge for his consideration and appeal if not satisfied with whatever decision he may take.
“Please accept the assurances of My Lord, the Hon. Chief Judge.”
The defendants had since filed an application before the judge, asking him to disqualify himself from further presiding over the case and return the file to the Chief Judge.
The judge will today (Friday) hear the application which is predicated on the same allegation of bias against him.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Metuh and his firm before Justice Abang on seven counts of money laundering, including $2m cash transaction.
Part of the charges preferred against them also bordered on the N400m which the accused allegedly received fraudulently from the Office of the National Security Adviser in November 2014.
Meanwhile, Justice Abang, who presides over Metuh’s trial in the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, will today (Friday) hear a fresh application by the PDP spokesperson, asking the judge (Justice Abang) to disqualify himself from further presiding over the case.
Metuh’s fresh application is predicated on the same allegation of bias levelled against the judge in the March 16, 2016 petition which was sent on his behalf by one of his lawyers, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), to the Chief Judge of the court.
Justice Abang had earlier denied all the allegations in his response sent to the Chief Judge.
The judge stated that he could not recall either seeing Metuh while at the Nigerian Law School or coming across him while practising as a lawyer anywhere in the country before he (Abang) was appointed a judge in June 2009.
Justice Abang stated that contrary to Metuh’s claim, he never attended any function at the Uyo hotel where the PDP’s spokesperson claimed they met late last year.
He added that he did not see Metuh at the Law School class reunion meetings which he recently attended in Abuja, Lagos and Enugu.
The judge also denied the allegation that he deliberately withheld the record of proceedings to scuttle Metuh’s plan to appeal against some of the court’s decisions.

Why I am Elkris ambassador — Bukky Wright

Seasoned actress, Bukky Wright, has said that she accepted to be the brand ambassador of Elkris Oat after ascertaining its qualities.
The actress, who was recently unveiled as the ambassador of the food product in Lagos, said it had been part of her meals for some time.
She said, “Before I accept to become an ambassador for a company on a particular product, I first of  all taste and feel the product to know what it is like. I have tasted the Elkris Super Oat Swallow, and I must tell you that it has improved my skin and it has helped me to stabilise my weight over time.”
Also speaking at the event, the Managing Director, Elkris Bio Health Nigeria Limited, Mr. Eliot Omose, said Bukky Wright exmplified the essence of the Elkris Super Oat Swallow brand as a good home maker and a health-conscious woman who desired the best for her household.
He said the product was made with Africans in mind with its content clinically proved to neutralise diabetes and cholesterol.