18 Sep 2016

Photos of how they welcomed Nigeria's Rio 2016 Paralympics team...

Nigeria’s victorious Paralympics athletes have returned to the country. They received a rousing welcome at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Reception ground as they returned home from Brazil. Well done to a great team

Photos below...

Omg! Photo of 18 Nigerian Hajj Pilgrims who died in Saudi Arabia...

So unfortunate that eighteen Nigerians have died at the just concluded 2016 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said.

According to the organisation, the victims were from Kwara, Kogi, Bauchi, Taraba, Niger, Kaduna and the FCT.

Ibrahim Kana, head of NAHCON’s medical team said two pilgrims, including a 40-year-old woman, died in Madinah, three died in Muna, while 13 died in Makkah. 
May their souls rest in peace...

See what they did to these suspected thieves in Kano state...photos

These suspected thieves were recently paraded before members of Bangan neighborhood in Kurnan Ungoggo Local Government Area of Kano State. 

The thieves are said to have terrorized the neighborhood for a while until they were recently apprehended. While been paraded, they had their hair shaved off before they were handed over to the police 

More photos below...

Pick pocket man arrested by RRS steals from their office...photo

28 yr old suspect who was arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) for pick-pocketing proved his mettle by stealing N1,200 again inside the Police's office during an interrogation.

The suspect, Deji Ayoola, was hitherto, nabbed by the patrol team of the squad at Ojodu-Berger over the weekend for pick-pocketing a commuter trying to board a commercial vehicle to the Redemption Camp. He had successfully perpetrated the crime before the RRS operatives, who sighted him when he was removing the wallet pursued, arrested him.

Speaking RRS operatives, he said,
 "I collected a sum of N14,500 from Automated Teller Machine (ATM) from a bank at Berger on my way to the Redemption Camp.  However, I had no inkling that my money had been removed. It was about the time to pay fare that I discovered my wallet had disappeared.... In fact, I had even forgotten about the money until the following day, when an operative from RRS called me that my wallet was recovered from a suspect when they nabbed him. The Policeman added that they found my mobile number inside my wallet which made it easy for them to call me.I was shocked to hear this because I had already lost hope of recovering the money."
The suspect who lived at Mowe area of Ogun State, confessed to the crime and blamed devil for it.
"I truly removed the wallet from his (victim) pocket before I was arrested by the policemen. They bundled me to their office immediately. It was the devil who pushed me into the act. I pray to God to forgive me", he pleaded.
During his interrogation at the RRS's headquarters in Alausa, the suspect stylishly stepping on a N1,200 which fell from a police woman's pocket while she was removing her cell phone from the pocket. When the money dropped on the floor, rather than to draw her attention to the money, he pocketed it. Unknown to him, another suspect had seen him when he was hiding the money, and immediately alerted the officer that the money she was looking for was with the suspect.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the incident, said that the good people of Lagos State are sleeping with their eyes closed now as the crime rate in the state has drastically reduced. The suspect has been transferred to the State Environmental Task force on Environment for prosecution.

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele shares photos with her hubby...

The actress shares this lovely photo with her hubby.

Wow! Check out more photos from physically challenged blogger's white wedding...

After their traditional wedding a day ago, beautiful Lizzy and her husband, Amen Omoraghon, had their white wedding yesterday September 17th. 
See more photos and a video of Lizzy's emotional wedding vow to her hubby below...

Lobatan! Read what Governor Fayose revealed about President Buhari...

According to a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor  described President Mohammadu Buhari as the major problem of Nigeria that Nigerians must solve, saying;
 “Our President, through his actions and inactions is destroying everything that makes Nigeria a country and well-meaning.Nigerians must stand-up to be counted in the crusade to save thecountry from going under.”

He also said Pres.Buhari should realise that “Nigerians will not measure his government on the basis of what his predecessors failed to do, but on what he does or neglected to do between May 29, 2016 and May 29, 2019.”

The governor said it was President Buhari that went to foreign countries to de-market Nigeria by calling all Nigerians thieves and dishonest people, asking; 
''Which foreign investor will invest his money in a country of dishonest people? Who made investors to leave Nigeria if not President Buhari, who created atmosphere of economic and political instability in the country by his acts of nepotism and vindictiveness? 
Governor Fayose lamented that 
“President Buhari has not only taking Nigeria to economic recession, he has moved the country to economic depression and nepotism has prevented him from engaging even the best hands in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).” He said with the level of hunger in the country, President Buhari should rather get serious and be innovative with governance and stop his blame game, adding that;  
“No nation has ever reached greatness by their leaders engaging in blame game, nepotism and vengeance as being done by President Buhari and his APC government.” The governor said “Nigerians must begin to speak out now before the country is totally destroyed by this one-man government, which does not see any idea coming from those perceived as opposed to the government as worthy of consideration. “Like I said before, the main issue confronting Nigerians now is hunger and hunger does not speak the language of politics. It is therefore no longer about politics; it is about preventing hunger from killing Nigerians.”
Governor Fayose, who said the federal government should stop deceiving Nigerians with stories of injecting funds into the economy, added that the economic problems facing the country has gone beyond talks of injecting N350 billion into the economy through execution of capital projects. 
“If they inject even N500 billion into the economy by paying contractors executing federal government capital projects, how does that affect the price of rice and other food items? How does it affect the price of basic drugs? Instead of unsustainable measures, what President Buhari should do is to bring economic experts in the country together not-minding their political and ethnic affiliations so that they can proffer lasting solutions to the country’s economic problems.”

Shocking! Fraudster confesses, 'How We Steal Money from People’s Bank Accounts'...

This 38 yrs old man is Adegboyega Michael, leader of the fraud syndicate which was involved in the transfer of money from bank customer’s account in a first generation bank (name withheld) with connivance of a staff of the bank, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

Michael (38) was arrested on August 26, four months after the police had been looking for him.

Crime Reports learnt that a female banker (names withheld) whose password was used to access a bank customer’s account details lodged a complaint with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, that she was falsely accused of fraud in her office.

The owner of the account who was based in London had lodged a complaint with the bank when he discovered that money in his account had depleted.

The police commissioner reportedly forwarded the petition to the Rapid Response Squad on April 19 and by the following day, four suspects were arrested. Those nabbed included Ezurike Peter (35) who was a staff member of the bank in which the account of the victim was domiciled, Ayo Olalekan (32), Ochenehi Israel (31) and the gang leader’s wife. A manhunt was also launched for the syndicate leader, Michael.

The syndicate’s modus operandi, according to police sources, was to increase the limit of a bank customer’s account after Peter, who was an insider, would have got the customer’s details and phone number by using his colleague’s password to access it. The phone number of the account holder would also be blocked temporarily from receiving debit alert while the limit of his/her financial transaction would be upped to N200,000.

To achieve this, a syndicate member, Israel, would go to the bank where the targeted account was domiciled to fill a form to increase the daily limit on the account. He would not wait but would drop the form, saying he would be back. Once the name and phone number tallied, the bank would act, not knowing that the account details had been compromised by their staff.

To ensure that the owner of the account did not suspect anything, the syndicate would have held the line of the owner so that he or she would not have network on his phone to receive debit alert.
Israel was said to be very skilled in his role and the members were getting N200,000 daily which was usually shared equally, with each syndicate member getting N50,000.

They were said to have taken N600,000 from an account in 3 days and N2m from another in 10 days.

Michael, also reportedly used his wife’s account into which his own share was transferred. The syndicate leader who had been on the run was eventually arrested on August 26 and transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State, for further investigation.

In an interview with Crime Reports, Michael confessed to committing the crime but gave reason for his action. According to the suspect, “it is true I was arrested in connection with fraud. I joined the syndicate after I was also defrauded to the tune of N4.7 million. Some people approached my auto shop and said they wanted to buy a car. They paid me with fake dollar notes. Later they told me they were a syndicate and what they did was a game.”

When asked whether he was collecting dollars as payment for cars purchased from him, Michael replied that he wanted to help the ‘customers’ change the money to naira. “I also got bank alerts that indicated payment of cash into my account in addition to the dollars. I believed that the transaction was successful so I handed the car over to them. It was when I got to the bank that I was told that the dollar notes were counterfeit.

“I had nothing again. Along the way, I saw a friend called Harrison and he brought me into the (fraud) business. He said that if I would follow him, I would see how the business was being done. We did the business on mobile phones by transferring money from an account in a bank to another. It was usually achieved through an insider, a friend of mine, Peter who worked in that bank. I told him and he said we should go ahead. I have now learnt my lesson,” Michael spoke further.

When contacted, the police image maker in Lagos State, SP Dolapo Badmus, confirmed the arrest and said that the suspect would be charged to court at the completion of investigations.

Na wa o! Photo of Couple who gave each other Pythons as gifts on their wedding day...

A newly-wed couple in Northeast China gave each other snakes as gifts at their wedding ceremony which held on Friday.

Wu Jianfeng, the groom, married Jiang Xue in Jinlin city of Jilin province. At the wedding ceremony, the bride Jiang gave a 15-kg female Burmese python/python bivittatus to the groom, who in turn gave the bride a 30-kg male Burmese python.

The Burmese python is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world.

It is reported that the couple are animal rights activists and bred many rare species at home, including spiders, lizards, pythons and birds.

Tragic! Two men arrested over murder of British-Nigerian Tobi Animashaun in Greenwich, South-east London..photo

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Nigerian man in Charlton, Greenwich, South-east London.

Tobi Animashaun, 25, died a day after he was fatally stabbed by a group of men while leaving work through a security gate. On Friday, Sept. 16, a 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of the murder. Both currently remain in custody at a south London police station.

Police were called at approximately 19:55hrs on Sunday, 11 September, to reports of a man stabbed in Anchor and Hope Lane, SE7. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and Tobi was taken to a south London hospital where he died the following morning, Monday 12 September.

A post-mortem examination held on Tuesday, 13 September, at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as incised wounds to chest and abdomen.

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn from the Homicide and Major Crime Command. He said:

"Tobi was attacked by a group of males as he left work on Sunday evening. We are keeping an open mind as to motive but he was attacked just as he exited the security gate. We are keen to speak with anyone with information and ask they contact us as a matter of urgency."

Paying tribute to him, the victim's family said: "Tobi was a son, big brother, cousin and friend. He had a heart of gold and was protective of everyone in his family; especially the girls. It truly saddens us that we have lost Tobi, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We do hope the people who are responsible for this are brought to justice."

Enquiries continues.

Source: Metropolitan Police UK

See the Nigerian woman sentenced in the UK for laundering money from scam...photo

A 34-year-old Nigerian woman from East Dulwich woman who was involved in a £40,000 money laundering scam was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, September 16th.

Olamide Aina was found guilty at the court on Monday, August 8th of two counts of money laundering. She was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment suspended for two years for one count, and six months imprisonment suspended for two years for the second, both to run concurrently.
She is required to undertake 200 hours unpaid work.
Aina allowed her account to be used as part of a scam in February 2013. The first victim, from Morocco, purchased two printing machines which were advertised on a fraudulent website and the £37,945.18 paid was eventually siphoned into Aina's account.

The second offence concerned the fraudulent sale of a lawnmower in July 2013. On this occasion a 29-year-old man lost £3,675 with the money again being found to have been paid into one of Aina's many accounts. Neither victim received the goods they paid for.

Aina was arrested on 15 July 2013 after detectives traced the bank records which were used to funnel off the fraudulent transactions. Police do not know who orchestrated the scam.

DC Michael Esangbedo, the investigating officer for Southwark Borough CID said:
"The investigation was complicated as Aina tried to hide the money trail. It was a well planned and complicated scam. Aina was no doubt motivated by greed and has never shown any remorse for her actions."

Source: Metropolitan Police UK

Check out loving message Comedian Bovi shared about his wife on her birthday today...

Comedian Bovi Ugboma's wife Kris is a year older today. The couple who are expecting their third child, will be celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary tomorrow September 19th. Celebrating her today, Bovi wrote:

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY  krisasimonye came into my life like that lucid gush of warm milk from a table jar into an empty but willing cup! Ever since then my cup runneth over! Happy birthday to my love krisasimonye !!! My girlfriend forever"

See Nollywood actor popularly known as 'Pawpaw' and his massive dog...photo

The actor shared the photo of his dog Charlie on his Instagram page and the internet trolls have called him all sorts..we like his boldness though which has always reflected in his acting skills.

Notorious Kingpin - "Abuja Daddy" - arrested while collecting money for ransom...photo

Gallant Troops of 13 Brigade, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, have in a coordinated operation arrested a suspected high ranking militant kingpin, Victory Benjamin (aka Abuja Daddy and G3) and 3 others.

Abuja Daddy was nabbed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Ikot Ene junction, Akpabuyo area, Cross Rivers state while attempting to collect ransom from relations of one of their kidnap victims.
In a related development, troops of the same formation have also arrested 3 militants with locally made pistol and some cartridges while robbing victims around Refugees Camp at Efut Isigi in Bakassi Local Government Area, Cross Rivers State.

Meanwhile, troops have cordoned off the residents of the most wanted militant kingpin, Alias G1 still at large, as already the arrested militants known as “G2” and “G3” are providing useful information that would assist the military to track other criminals in the region.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations

Tragic! Two Pilgrims from Kano state has lost their lives in Saudi Arabia...photos

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Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced that two of its pilgrims have lost their lives during the 2016 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Spokesman of the board, Mr Badamasi Nuhu, confirmed to reporters on phone from Saudi Arabia on Saturday that the deceased, who were males, died after a brief illness in Mina and Mecca respectively.

He said one of the deceased came from Kano Municipal while the other pilgrim was from Gaya local government area of the state. He said the deceased had since been buried in accordance with the Islamic rites in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

The spokesman added that the board had concluded arrangements for the commencement of the return airlift of its pilgrims scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday next week

Ex-Gov Shema’s passport seized over alleged N76bn Fraud by EFCC...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized the passport of the immediate past Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, as part of investigations into the alleged N76bn fraud perpetrated by Shema.

Shema was detained by the EFCC on Friday after he voluntarily walked into the head office of the EFCC.

However, a source close to the ex-governor told Sunday Punch that despite meeting the bail conditions, the anti-graft agency refused to release him.

The source said, “You will recall that the EFCC declared Shema wanted even though they knew he was not on the run. They had invited him for questioning in June but when he arrived at their office, he was informed that the detective in charge, Mr. Hyecinth A. Edozie, was out of Abuja, and that a new date, after Sallah, would be communicated.

“However, they never informed him of a new date and then went ahead to declare him wanted. On getting to the EFCC on Friday, the ex-governor presented a stamped document acknowledging that he had honoured the EFCC’s invitation in June.

“After being grilled for several hours, the EFCC gave him bail conditions, including that he tenders his passport and property documents of his sureties which he did. However, the EFCC still refused to grant him bail and said he should wait till Monday.”

Again?! Former first lady Patience JonathanfFaces fresh probe over N5b Abuja Hotel...

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Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan appears to have more explanation to make to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) besides the $19 million just frozen in her accounts.

U.S Court clears legal hurdle for 'Repatriation Of $550 Abacha Loot' ...

The United States District Court, yesterday, dismissed a case by a Nigerian lawyer seeking to stop the repatriation of over $550 million of stolen funds during the regime of late General Sani Abacha (referred to as the Abacha loot) to Nigeria until the payment of his legal fees worth $320 million by the Nigerian Government.

The thrashing of the case by Justice John D. Bates of the U.S District Court automatically clears the final legal hurdle for the return of the loot to Nigeria to help it retool its plummeting economy which has received heavy pummelling from falling oil prices and corruption.

The U.S-based Nigerian lawyer, Godson Nnaka, had laid claim to the fact that the Nigerian Government must pay him the $320 million as legal fee for the forfeiture of the $550 million of the Abacha loot still trapped in the United States.

But Justice John D. Bates, in dismissing Nnaka’s case, held the claimant was not entitled to such payment since he was not a party to the forfeiture case filed by the US Department of Justice in conjunction with Nigeria.

Lobatan! Billionaire businessman and Eko Hotel owner, Gilbert Chagoury is suing U.S govt for barring him entrance and visa denied...

Gilbert Chagoury, billionaire businessman and owner of Eko Hotels in Lagos Nigeria has filed a legal action against the US government and its agencies for Privacy Act Violations.
The case filed on Friday is the first to be made under the Judicial Redress Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in February this year.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that Chagoury, who was born in Nigeria and has dual citizenship, was barred from entering the United States and his visa request denied based on alleged links with a terrorist group.

Chagoury, who is also a big donor to the Clinton Foundation and has a home in Beverly Hills, California, was denied the visa on grounds that he gave financial support to a Lebanese politician, Michael Aoun.

According to the report, Aoun’s party is in political coalition with Hezbollah, tagged a terrorist organisation by the US.

Hezbollah terror tag stemmed from the double bombings in 1983, killing 63 at the U.S. embassy in Beirut and 241 at a Marine barracks later that year.

In 2013 and FBI intelligence report claimed Chagoury sent funds to Aoun, who, in turn, gave the money to Hezbollah. The report said the information was unverified from a source, who also said the Lebanese Christian politician was ‘facilitating fundraising for Hezbollah.’

In the filing before the court in the District of Columbia, Chagoury contends that the information is wrong and that he was injured by the US agencies which leaked it to the media.

According to a report by PRNewswire, Chagoury contends that the US agencies have caused great damage to his reputation and property, and denied his Constitutional right to due process.

The defendants in the case are the FBI, the Department of Justice, the National Counter Terrorism Center, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, and US Customs and Border Protection.

In the filing by his lawyers, Chagoury is said to have an exceptional record of public service and demonstrated commitment to core American values such as religious freedom.