4 Jun 2016

15 Of My Favorite Quotes From Muhammad Ali The Greatest Of All Time

RIP Muhammad Ali: 15 Of My Favorite Quotes From The Greatest Of All Time Hero Image
Boxing legend, civil rights activist, and cultural icon, Muhammad Ali, died last night at age 74 in Phoenix, Arizona. Tributes have been pouring to Ali, a man who was so more than just a world-champion boxer to so many.


When an entertainer has a large fan base, he should be ready to ensure that he has them at heart and as such, needs to watch his steps because the same fans will be watching.
But in the case of singer, Oritse Femi, he seems to be entangled with various forms of scandal especially since reviving his career through his hit track ‘Double Wahala’ a remix of late Fela’s song.


Taken the Yoruba movie movie industry by storm, actress, Seyi Edun, is now the toast of many producers and she is also making a name for herself as not just a smart actress but a producer.
With movies like ‘Eja Nla’ ‘Game Master’, ‘Darasimi’ and more under raps, the actress is not slowing down at her delivery quality but has decided to take a rest to celebrate her birthday.

Spiritual Protection Live on Esabod FB

My Ex-Husband Has Refused To Accept Our Child – Actress Alex Okoroji

Beautiful actress Alex Okoroji made headlines when she married Ghanaian hunk actor, Omar Captan, some years back. But unfortunately, the marriage collapsed almost soon after they got married.

The child of their short union clocked six years recently and while thanking her friends and fans who wished her son a happy birthday, in a broadcast message via Whatsapp, Alex wrote:

Anita Joseph Brags; Men are Mastur-bating with My Hot Photos

When a lady, who will be a mother tomorrow, decides to be living a care-free lifestyle that will, in her thinking, make some irresponsible men to use her pictures to mastur-bate and she is very proud to speak about it openly, it sure tells you the level of morals such a lady operates on.

BREAKING NEWS!! Linda Ikeji dragged to court, slammed with N50m lawsuit

Popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji has been dragged to court by one Lagos based lawyer, Olumide Babalola.

PMNews reported that the case is before the Lagos High Court for several reliefs bordering on unauthorized and offensive use of picture.

Popular role model Nigerian pastor with millions of members caught with 2 human

Lagos..see full detail,photo and video…
Breaking news: Popular role model Nigerian pastor with millions of members caught with 2 human 

WHAO: The Testimony of a Guy Who Healed Himself of Cancer

In his own words: 

"Well, after all the the research I have done on cancer this is what I have found out about why we get ill and get cancer. When we are born our body is in a alkaline condition and this is how our bodies are meant to be all the time — alkaline.

Your body also puts out 3 volts of electricity controlled by the brain and pumped around the body by the heart because your body works on electrical signals.

You also have a immune system which is made up of cells organs and tissues. All 3 of these work hand in hand to keeping you healthy. When your body is in this condition you will struggle to get a cold.

There’s a lot involved what i am going to say now, in fact you could write a book on it so i will keep it basic because I'm a basic person so don't have a go at me if i have missed some things out.

The main reasons why we get ill is because are body’s have become acidic. There is 3 stages to this, beginning middle and advanced of a acid body.

People with Rh Negative Blood Type Are From Equal Alien Heritage

Why does the human species have so many different blood types and Rh values when we supposedly came from 'Adam and Eve'? The biblical story of evolution no longer works as a viable explanation for evolution. Now what? Was our species genetically manipulated or were we seeded here from other star systems by aliens or, more likely, our galactic star families?

The blood of the 'gods'

"You Are A Fool" Annie Idibia To Pero's Sister; Eniola Fires Back, Reveals More {See Pic}

"You Are A Fool" Annie Idibia To Pero's Sister; Eniola Fires Back, Reveals More {See Pic}
I think as they both seem to be ready for clapbacks.

She knelt down and wept before she was killed in front of her husband - Witness Narrates

She knelt down and wept before she was killed in front of her husband - Witness Narrates
An Igbo trader identified as Bridget Paience of Agbahime from Orodo town, Mbaitoli LGA in Imo State married to Mr Mike Agbahime -a senior pastor of Deeper Life Bible Church, Brigade Quarters in Kano state was today beaten to death in Kano State in the name of blasphemy.

Photos: Abomination! See 74-year-old man defiling 14-year-old boy

Photonews: Abomination! See 74-year-old man defiling 14-year-old boy
Photos have emerged of a 74-year-old man identified as Nwoke Simeon Ogbuehi who was on Thursday, May 26, nabbed molesting a 14-year-old boy in Abia state.
According to The Breaking Times, the Umukam Okaiuga Nkwoegwu autonomous

I Greet My Husband everyday with Kiss – Mrs Alakija, Nigeria's Richest Woman

In this interesting chat with Punch, Nigeria and Africa's richest woman, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija makes some very strong points about life and marriage. Everyone should learn from this:

No Pant & Bra? Actress Bibi celebrates Her Birthday with Pics

Actress Bibi Bright, who's the founder of Carridad Films in Ghana, just turned 30 and to mark her day she decided to hit the internet with these tempting photos where she had no pant or bra. See more...

LOL.... Lady Wearing Padded Fake Vag!na Spotted In Lagos {See Photo 18+}

LOL.... Lady Wearing Padded Fake Vag!na Spotted In Lagos {See Photo 18+}
The world is becoming, day by day, more artificial than real, from everything moving to social media and people (ladies) wearing as much fake things as they can- from their hair all the way down to butt or hip padding.
Now some you can forgive, because the world has become that crazy. But this padded vag!na seems to beat it all. This accessory is designed to make the woman's down below look full and inviting, like that of the young lady pictured below.
. The world is truly going bonkers

LOBATAN: APC names sponsors of Avengers

Niger Delta Militants
The ruling APC accused the PDP of sponsoring the new militant group the Niger Delta Avengers 

According to the APC, the main goal of the Avengers is to frustrate and derail the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari

The ruling party rejected the inclusion of the Niger Delta region in the “imaginary State of Biafra” and described the idea as “dubious” Share on 

Niger Delta Militants While Niger Delta Avengers continue attacking oil pipelines, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring the new militant group. Premium Times reports that the South South zone of the APC held a meeting in Benin City, Edo state, on Friday, June 3. 

The party condemned the renewed attacks in the Niger Delta region and said that the main goal of the Avengers was to frustrate and derail the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

“The zone is cocksure that the nefarious and ruinous activities of the ‘Avengers’ are not driven by any patriotic and altruistic impulse. “We have compelling reasons to strongly assert that these activities are sponsored and instigated by the opposition PDP to derail and frustrate the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari because of its determination to fight against corruption, stabilise and put our country on the path of sustainable development,” the party said in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting. 

 The communiqué was signed by Hilliard Eta, the APC national vice-chairman South South, and Steven Ezekwem, the zonal secretary. Rejecting the inclusion of the Niger Delta region in the “imaginary State of Biafra”, the APC described the idea as “dubious”. “Niger Delta is not, cannot and will never be part of Biafra,” it stressed. The party commended President Buhari and the federal government for the courage to commence the clean-up of Ogoniland. Meanwhile, some close allies of former president Goodluck Jonathan have been put under surveillance by the nation’s security agencies. According to a top security source, they are suspected of being behind the on-going crisis in the Niger Delta region.

After 5 weeks of marital woe, read where Tiwa Savage’s estranged husband was seen

Tiwa Savage and Tunji Balogn during the good times
Approximately 5 weeks after his marital woe, Tiwa Savage’s estranged husband, Tunji Balogun Teebillz, has made his first public appearance. 

 Tunji Balogun According to Expressng, Teebillz was spotted on Thursday, June 2, at the popular bar, Churchill Bar, in Lekki Phase 1. 

He was clad in a black long-sleeved kaftan at about 8pm in the company of a friend. He was said to be looking calm like nothing ever happened as he  exchanged greetings with a few recognizable faces. The father of four had time also to exchange some banters with pals.
“The Tee Billz I saw looked very much like his old self. He just came to enjoy himself and looked like somebody who doesn’t have one care in the world,” confided Expressng source.

Shortly after, he retired to the exclusive VIP section with his male partner where they had a nice time with other companies. Although he is yet to make any major public appearance, it was obvious that he has put the events of the past five weeks behind him.


That nature has blessed Africa with not only natural resources, but also with a growing superstore of human resources cannot be overemphasized.
Fifty three years ago, in the sleepy but rapidly-developing town of Omi-Adio, via Ibadan, Nigeria, late Mr. Owen Adeyinka Olowofela and his loving wife, late Mrs. Elizabeth Ajibike Olowofela were blessed with a baby boy named Joseph Adeniyi Adisa Olowofela.
The boy is now Professor Joseph Adeniyi Olowofela, an academician of national and international repute, a grassroots mobilizer, political scientist, social crusader, human rights activist and an epitome of celebrated achievements whose contributions to the socio-political landscape of his community and state cannot be written off. His ilk constitutes great blessings to the black race.
The boy Adeniyi attended Hope Central Primary School, Omi –Adio between 1969 and 1975 before proceeding to United Christian Secondary School, Omi-Adio between 1976 and 1981.
Professor Adeniyi Olowofela later proceeded to the prestigious University of Ibadan – the premier University in Nigeria – between 1982 and 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science in Physics.
A man born to fly and blessed with a courageous heart, despite having his primary and secondary education in rural schools, young Olowofela stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his peers born with silver spoons in the university and distinguished himself with his scholarly attributes.
He went further to bag his second degree and Doctorate degree from the same University thereby specializing as a Geophysicist in 1987 and from 1989 to 1995 respectively.
As a cerebral and highly respected scholar of no mean stature, he holds various professional qualifications which include: Certificate in Seismic Hazard Assessment obtained from Potsdam, Germany; Certificate in Water Resources in Flensburg, Germany; Certificate in Microprocessors obtained from the United Nation University, Rome, Italy as well as the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Italy among others.
Professor Olowofela is married to Mrs. Wuraola Olowofela, herself a humble, amiable, caring, beautiful, dutiful, hardworking, loving wife and mother.
As scholarly prowess runs in the Olowofela family, Wuraola is also a teacher. They are blessed with children – Adenike, Adetola, Adeolu, Adeola and Adejare.
Taking his destiny in his hands, he worked at various times as a Laboratory Demonstrator and Tutorials, as well as Chief Examiner and Laboratory Supervisor at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, between 1995-1999. He lectured at the same University for almost ten years before leaving for University of Agriculture, Abeokuta where he rose to the position of Head of the Physics Department.
To the glory of God, Olowofela has successfully groomed over 30,000 students, supervised close to sixty (60) B.Sc. projects and more than ten (10) Ph. D projects. It is notable that some of his erstwhile students are now Professors and Associate Professors. He has more than forty-one publications to his credit, two of which are being used by University students in Germany till today.
In recognition of his contributions to the growth of Science and Technology in Nigeria and Excellence in his Profession, the apex body of Physicists, Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) on 28th October, 2014 endowed him with an Award for Excellence.
Olowofela’s story is a testimony to the fact that there is no limit to what a person can achieve irrespective of how humble his/her beginning might be. For a man born and schooled in a village and selling bean cakes on the streets of Omi-Adio to have made it by dint of hard work and remarkable brilliance to the zenith of his career at a relatively young age, other young person’s should find a role model in Joseph Olowofela.
Blessed with a passion to lift the fortunes of his community with the desire to right societal wrongs, while promoting freedom and social justice, Joseph Olowofela joined active politics in the 80’s not because of the filthy lucre associated with politics in Nigeria.
He rather worked with a group of young activists and idealists with the sole objective of advocating for the improvement of the lots of his people and ensuring that young men and women coming after him in the community have a better deal through responsive, responsible and effective governance.
According to Professor Olowofela, “to whom much is given much is expected. I believe we all have a responsibility to give back to the society in whatever way we can. Whether we give out of our material substance, or through our time, dedication and effort, it is important to recognize that everyone has something to give and we all benefit from one another in different ways”.
In his political sojourn that is marked with passionate desire and painstaking efforts towards rendering services to the society, he has served different parties and governments in various capacities which include:
National Delegate - National Republican Convention (NRC), 1990.
He was appointed Member, Governing Council, Oyo State College of Education, Oyo between 1999-2003 by the His Excellency, Alhaji Lam Adesina (late), while the council was headed by Professor Lekan Oyedeji.
Party Chairman, Alliance for Democracy (AD), Ido Local Government, Oyo State, 2002-2003.
Chairmanship Candidate, All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP), (he won the controversial election conducted by His Excellency, Senator Rasidi Ladoja in 2007).
He was appointed Transition Committee Chairman- Ido Local Government, Oyo State by His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, August 2011 till November 2014.
Prior to his assumption of duty as Ido Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairman, Ido is the largest Local Government in Ibadan land, Oyo State but was rated lowest in terms of development and recognition among Local Governments in the State. What a man cannot propagate before his death is not success.
Heroes are ordinary people, but with extraordinary determination. Professor Adeniyi Olowofela rose from simple but sterling backgrounds to enviable prominence. The articulate University Don has made the guiness book of record for being one of the first Professors in the history of our great nation; Nigeria to become a Council Chairman, if not the first.
To the glory of God, Olowofela emerged as the Overall Best perfomed Local Government Chairman in Nigeria, 2012 at the 19th edition of National Award for Excellence in Grassroot Leadership by Grassroot Leadership Centre, Abuja.
Similarly, he also emerged as the Overall Best performed Local Chairman in Nigeria, 2012 on Works/Education at the 10th edition of the All Nigerian Local Government Chairmen Merit Award (LOGMA 2012) by Mentors Communication, Abuja.
Equally, In 2013, he emerged as Oodua Hero Council Chairman, an award presented by the Yoruba Youth Development Council (YYDC). Merit awards were also presented by several bodies in recognition of his contributions to the society such as : the Student Union Government (SUG), Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter to mention but a few.
Professor Olowofela's humanitarian services informed the decision of Rotarian Bayo Ajidagba - led Rotary Club of Oluyole Estate, Ibadan (R.I. District 9125, Nigeria)
to bestowed on him A Merit Award.
He has applied his intellect, experience and expertise for a vivid demonstration of the reformation, repositioning and restructuring agenda of His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Executive Governor of Oyo State in Ido Local Government where he holds sway.
Through his efforts, he has been able to revived, redeemed and reclaimed the lost glory of Ido Local Government thereby putting it back on track in line with the lofty dreams of the founding fathers of the local government.
Today, far famed sons and daughters are now interested in the councils' business of governance.
His achievements speak volumes of his tenacity, brilliance and innovativeness.
He is now a commissioner appointed by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
By Apesin Ayodele Idowu#


Why I prefer to have sex with my childhood friend than my boyfriend – Singer

Singer Gussy BabyFast rising Nigerian singer Gussy Baby revealed why it is better to have sex with a friend than a lover – Gussy Baby disclosed that she that she has once had sex with her childhood friend – The singer took part in MTN Project Fame but got evicted 
Singer Gussy Baby One time Nigerian Project Fame Season 9 participant, Mabel Green popularly known as Gussy Baby is one of Nigeria’s fast rising singing sensation. The budding singer is set to take over the music industry with her looks, voice and charisma. In a recent interview with Vanguard, the singer opened up on her music career and her love life as she placed more emphasis on why it is better to have sex with your childhood friend than your lover. When asked about if she would ever find love again and when last she had sex, Gussy Baby said: “I have not been in a relationship for two years now and I am happy. I can boldly say I am not dating anybody. I have had sex just two times in two years. It is better to have sex and not be in a relationship than to be in a relationship where you have sex and you end up being heartbroken. That’s bad. The person I had sex with is my childhood friend.”

Opening up on her love life, she disclosed that she has suffered a serious heartbreak from her previous relationship adding that, most guys are satisfied being single and tend to move from one lady to another saying: “I don’t love to talk about love. I suffered heartbreak from my last relationship. Most guys are not satisfied with being in a single relationship, so they tend to move from one lady to another. Some men believe we have many ladies around so they want to have a feel of all. For now, I have made up my mind not to love. I am very emotional when it comes to matters of the heart. I am finding it difficult to trust men again.” On plans to promote African culture through her mode of dressing, Gussy Baby said that she would never reveal any part of her body because the Nigerian culture frowns a lot at indecent dressing including bikinis. She said: “I will promote African dressing and our culture. Our culture frowns at indecent dressing. Wearing anything shorter than a bum short is something I don’t want to do. I will only like to flaunt my shoulders and legs. I am not a fan of indecent dressing.”

Outrage as teachers whip Lagos schoolgirl’s buttocks raw

A whipping incident in a school in Ijegun area of Lagos, which left the buttocks of a 13-year-old girl badly bruised, has led to an outrage on social media, calling to question the limit of corporal punishment.
The girl, Glory (not real name) was allegedly caned by three male teachers of St Saviour’s High School, Ijegun as punishment for attending the birthday party of another student of the school in company with other classmates.
But Glory’s father told our correspondent that whatever reason the teachers had to punish his daughter, beating to the extent of needing medical treatment was a criminal act.
Glory said one of the three teachers who caned her was the son of the school owner, who is also the academic officer.
The girl had explained that because there was a public holiday on Friday, May 27, the school held its Children’s Day party on Thursday, the previous day, during which they all wore mufti.
Her father told Saturday PUNCH that she and many other classmates decided to go to the house of another student living beside the school, who happened to be celebrating her birthday.
“That was when her name was written with others as offenders, who attended the birthday without permission,” her father said.
She came home crying on Tuesday when school resumed after the public holidays, only for her father to discover the bruising that whipping had done to the girl’s backside.
“I have to tell you that I nearly fainted when I saw the injury. I am a soft person, but that does not mean I don’t punish my children when they do something wrong. But I will only be crazy to cane my child to the extent of inflicting injury on her.
“How can three teachers do that to my child? For attending a birthday? Is that such a crime. Why three teachers would beat her is still a mystery to me.”
The picture of the girl’s injuries circulated on Twitter on Wednesday as people called on authorities to act against the school’s action, while the alumni association of the school has promised to look into the case.
The family of the girl stormed the school on Wednesday morning demanding answers on why three teachers had to mete out such brutal punishment to the girl.
It was learnt that the girl was also suspended for the remainder of the week.
When our correspondent visited the school, the administrator, Mr. Isaac Idowu, said that the claims by the girl’s family were far from the truth.
According to him, after the school, students were released at 3pm after the Children’s Day party, more than 70 students including Glory decided to go to a hotel called Fatherland in the area and attended a birthday party, where some of them allegedly got drunk.
Idowu said, “We have the responsibility to keep them safe. When we learnt that the students did not go home straight, we decided to conduct our investigation.
“When they came to school this week Tuesday, we gathered the students who went for the birthday in our hall and held a counselling for them. Then we decided that as punishment, session each of them should be given just four strokes of the cane.
“Those who were deeply involved were expelled or suspended indefinitely, while those who were not so involved but went for the party like this girl, were given just one week suspension. Even some of their parents have come here begging us to reverse the suspension, urging us to cane them more instead. She is the only one out of the 70, who had this kind of issue.
“We have shown concern too about the girl’s welfare but the picture of the injury is not the true state of the situation. Of course, it is not true that three teachers beat her. It is not possible. If anything bad happened to any of the students while at the hotel, the parents would have made trouble with us because they did not know they were no longer under our care after the school hours.”

Herbalist marries off 12-year-old grandchild to drunkard •I’m afraid grandpa’ll give me out to another man – Victim

In yet another case of child marriage, the police in Lagos have arrested a 37-year-old man, Michael Ugwu, for taking a 12-year-old orphan, identified simply as Nneka (not real name) as a wife. She was given out in marriage by her grandfather, identified as Abada, a native doctor in Enugu State.
The girl and Ugwu, who claims to work as a police SPY official at a federal ministry in Lagos, both hail from Aji in Enugu Ezike town, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.
A police source hinted that Ugwu, had gone to the Ipaja Police Division, Lagos to report that “his wife” ran away from home and had since been missing, but that it was until they found the girl, through the help of one of his neighbours, that they knew he actually got married to a minor.
Ugwu was then detained.
“He came and reported that his wife absconded and that he even took a loan from a bank to marry her. He   even sounded drunk when he came to the station. When we saw the minor he called wife, we had to detain him to get more information, because a 12-year-old girl is not ripe for marriage, so we had to ask him more questions,” the source said.
Ugwu told our correspondentthat the girl’s grandfather willingly gave her out to him in marriage at their hometown in Enugu State. He added that there was a traditional marriage to that effect on January 20, 2016 in the village, attended by about 50 persons, including community elders, the girl’s grandfather and other villagers.
He noted he never saw anything wrong with taking the girl as a wife because there were elders at the event and they gave their blessings to the union, adding that the girl’s grandfather, who also happened to be his old time friend, had assured him that the girl was “not a small girl.”
Clearing his throat intermittently, his account of the story was like listening to a thriller. He explained that he had been under pressure from his family members to get married, and when he visited the village earlier in the year, he and Abada, whom he described as a retired Biafran soldier, went to have a drink.Ugwu said he paid the bills and told his friend he needed a woman to marry.
He continued, “Abada was happy I paid for his drinks, and he assured me he would introduce me to a girl. He said I might not be able to take care of a woman he wanted to give me but that he had another one for me. The following morning, I visited him with a friend of mine.
“He asked for N500 and I gave him. Around 10pm, he brought a girl to my house. I was about sleeping then. He said the girl he brought for me is his child and that he would want me to marry from their place. I asked if the girl is up to the right age, he said yes; that she was not a small girl. He said he needed to give the girl out in marriage so that she would not get unwanted pregnancy. I said okay.
“He brought the girl again the following morning. He asked that I shook hands with the girl and I did. He said I should not joke with the offer because someone else had even shown interest in the girl but that he wanted me to marry her. He said I should come with one carton each of beer and malt to ‘knock the door’ as the tradition demands. We call it ‘Omenala’. He gave me the list of items to buy for the introduction.”
Ugwu told our correspondent in company with the director of Esther Child Rights Foundation, Esther Ogwu, that due to the number of things he had to buy and the money for the dowry, he took a loan of N200,000 from his bank.
In his words, “During my first visit, I went with one carton of beer and malt. During my second visit for the introduction, the items I bought, according to the list I was given, included a jar of palm wine worth N30,000, eight cartons of beer worth N16,000, two cartons of malt worth N3,000, amount spent on cooking to entertain the guests cost N11,000, two laps of pig meat worth N6,000, 30 kolanuts worth N2,800, two packets of cigarette worth N400 and dowry of N33,000. I was there with some of my family members.
“At the event, even though she didn’t give me wine as required traditionally and we didn’t put on same attire, Abada gave her to me and told us to kneel down and he prayed for us. He said he expected us to come back with children. The two times the girl was brought to my house and on the day of the introduction, she wore high heels, which made her look taller and mature.
“At that time, I didn’t see her as too young, and as our elders in the village supported it, I thought it was right. I am a heavy drinker, maybe that is why I was confused and the pressure from my people to get married made me to rush into it. Then, the girl’s grandfather is a herbalist, I don’t know whether he covered my eyes because now I regret my actions.
“I came back to Lagos with the girl in February. I think I was hypnotised for me to have taken that loan because now, my salary is being deducted monthly to pay back the loan.”
Asked whether he had been having sexual relationship with the girl as her husband, he said he had never slept with her, but that he made the attempt twice but he was not successful, as he could not penetrate, so he left her.
In what seemed like a deep regret of his actions, Ugwu queried why he had to marry a minor when there were many “big and mature girls” in Lagos that he could marry. “I think the man used a charm to hypnotise me,” he explained, saying, “Otherwise, how would I have married such a young girl without knowing it.”
He told Saturday PUNCH, “That is part of the reasons why I regret my actions. I love the girl but she didn’t respond when I tried ‘it’ because there was ‘no way’. How would I have a wife at home and I would still go out to satisfy myself (sexually). A doctor even advised me not to sleep with her because she was too young to be pregnant. I made two attempts to sleep with her but no way. I didn’t force her. In my life, I had never deflowered any woman.”
Meanwhile, the issue took a dramatic turn when Ugwu’s pastor in church paid him a visit and found the girl in his house. He said the pastor was shocked to know she was his wife and that he was ordered to take the girl back to her parents.
“My pastor said if I needed a wife, I should go and look for another woman,” he added.
He said when he told Nneka to prepare to go back home, based on his pastor’s advice, the girl said she wasn’t ready to go until December. He pointed out that he didn’t know the girl was planning to run away.
On the day she ran away, the 37-year-old civil servant, who said he had never been married before then, said he was with a friend around the house, when she came to collect the key to the house, that she forgot hers inside and that by the time he got back home, she had packed all her belongings. He said he informed his pastor and then reported to the police.
He said it was few days after she ran away from home that Abada called him to return his granddaughter. “He said I stole his granddaughter and that I should give the phone to the girl that he wanted to talk to her but I told him he would talk to her later because that was when the girl was missing,” he added.
A police source who briefed our correspondent further said the girl, who had been kept in safe custody, ran to stay with a woman, a petty trader, in their area.
The source added, “We asked why she ran away, she said the man had tried to sleep with her twice but she couldn’t take it, so after the second attempt, she ran to a woman whose daughter she had met in Ayobo earlier. She said there was a time she had no money to feed and she had to sell the radio she brought from the village to raise money for food.
“She confirmed to us that her grandfather gave her out in marriage to the man.  She told us Abada had also wanted to give her sister out in marriage but she ran away from home and they had yet to know her whereabouts till date. The girl told us she would have loved to go back to the village, but she fears her grandfather might give her out to another man.
“She is an orphan and she and her sister had been in the care of Abada, their grandfather, since they lost their parents. She confirmed to us that she is 12 years old, and even people in their compound told us she used to play with other children in the compound, because she is still small.
“We asked a retired officer in that area of Enugu State if that was the practice there, but he said no, and that it was not a norm in their village. Meanwhile, a lawyer from the village said that sort of marriage is not out of place. We were shocked to hear a lawyer say that.”
“Ugwu’s sister said when he told them he took a loan, they thought he would use it to develop his house in the village, but that when he told them he had got married, they were happy for him, but that when they saw the wife, they knew something was wrong.
Ugwu said he might not have made the mistake if his mother were to be hale and hearty as she would have advised him, but that she had been sick for a long time.
In her reaction, Ogwu, who had taken up the matter for the intervention of the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, commended the police for doing a good job, saying the case was clearly one of child abuse. “However, we need to make sure that the grandfather is brought to book. The girl is an underage because she is just 12. We call on the Enugu State Police Command to ensure that Abada is arrested and prosecuted accordingly, for giving out a 12-year-old girl in marriage,” she added.
Currently, the girl is in the custody of WAPA, while the Lagos Public Advice Centre has also intervened in the matter.
On the step to be taken by WAPA on the issue, the director of Children Affairs in the Ministry, Mrs. Alaba Fadairo, promised to get back to our correspondent.
Also, when contacted, the Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, DolapoBadmos, had yet to pick her calls.
His Enugu State counterpart, Ebere Amaraizu, said the command would swing into action as soon as it is briefed by the Lagos State Command or a formal report is made to the command on the matter.

Family, friends panic over mysterious disappearance of Abuja business woman

Almost one month after an Abuja-based business woman, Charity Aiyedogbon, went missing from her Gwarinpa home, family and friends have become more frantic as no clues have yet to come up on what happened to the mother of four.
Charity, who is said to be separated from her husband, David, literally vanished without a trace on May 11, as her phone numbers have also remained switched off.
The missing woman posted regularly on her Facebook page under the name Deepdeal Chacha DeHammer until May 11, when she posted a photo of herself sitting in a vehicle with the words: “Road trip” at 9.11am.
She has since disappeared as her friends fear she might have been abducted.
Friends, who have since mounted a social media campaign to locate the missing woman, said when they got into her apartment, there was no indication that she was going on any road trip.
Saturday PUNCH learnt that after two weeks of going off the radar, her friends visited her apartment and were able to gain access into it in company with her landlady and some security personnel.
In a post by her friends, it was noted that there was no indication that she was going on a road trip as she had no bag packed and every item in her apartment remained unruffled.
In addition to that, it was noted that she had a pot of soup on her cooker, which had turned bad after being left for long.
Her friends said that she had previously received some threats from certain undisclosed individuals, which prompted her to contract a technician to install CCTV in her apartment.
It was learnt that attempts had been made to retrieve her call logs, which indicated that the last call from her phone was made on May 9, to a number registered to an individual named Rabi Mohammed. The last received call from another number showed the same date.
The police at the Gwarimpa Police Division, where the case was reported, have made little headway in determining what could have happened to the woman.
But the spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Mr. Anjuguri Manzah, said efforts were ongoing to find out the whereabouts of the missing woman.

Buhari, Jonathan in crucial meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening met behind closed doors with former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The meeting, held inside the official residence of the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, came barely 24 hours after Jonathan returned to the country.
A Presidency source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent on Friday that the “private” meeting was held at about 9pm.
The meeting is believed to have centred on the renewed violence in the Niger Delta being perpetrated by a group called the Niger Delta Avengers.
The source said, “Indeed, the two leaders met. The meeting was a private one. I believe it has to do with the militants’ attacks in the Niger Delta.
“The former President must have offered useful suggestions and assistance on the way out.”
Presidential spokesmen, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, could not be reached on the telephone for comments as of the time of filing this report.
Jonathan had, on Wednesday returned to Nigeria, after a month’s trip to the United Kingdom and Côte d’Ivoire.
He arrived at the Port Harcourt International Airport before heading for his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
He left Otuoke for Abuja on Thursday to keep the appointment with the President.
Jonathan had on May 23 dismissed a report that he was on exile in Cote d’Ivoire.
The report by a national newspaper (not The PUNCH) had indicated that Jonathan had been given asylum in that Francophone country for fear of being arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
But on May 23, Jonathan denied the report saying, “I’m not on exile. I have no cause to go on exile. It is a wicked and malicious report.”