7 Dec 2016

Omg! Another Nollywood actor Obi Madubogwu may lose his leg to Diabetes ..photo

The actor and producer is critically ill, following a long battle with a Diabetic wound. Obi Madubogwu who recently came out of coma - currently has ran short of funds to continue his treatments and medication and now is on the verge of losing his leg in order to save his life. 

Remember one Nollywood actor was amputated recently? Well, an online appeal has been launched to help Mr Obi Madubogwu get back on his feet...

Lobatan! MTN wants Whatsapp & Viber banned in Nigeria, says they're bad for business

The CEO of MTN Nigeria, Ferdinand Moolman, has stated that the activities of ‘over-the-top’ brands like WhatsApp, Viber have adverse effects on its business and affects the sustainability of Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.

Mr. Moolman stated this while highlighting factors affecting Nigeria’s telecommunications industry, at a hearing convened by Senate Committee on Communications.

Yesterday's hearing chaired by vice-chairman of the committee, Adeola Olamilekan, was organised following the now suspended data tariff hike by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.
While identifying factors, Mr. Moolman decried “the depletion of operator revenues by unlicensed providers of “over-the-top” telecoms services who do not have any physical presence; nor pay any taxes; nor make any significant contribution to employment or other socio-economic objectives of government in Nigeria.”

Mentioning WhatsApp, Viber and the likes, the MTN boss pointed out that these companies were eroding gains of Nigeria’s telecom companies and asked Nigeria to take action like the United Arab Emirates did.

Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh turns born again

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The actress and mother of one, Tonto Dikeh has given her life to Christ and she is not afraid to say it. The new mom has now dedicated herself to charitable works and serves Christ at the same time. She made it more public after retweeting the words of Lynxxx that says serving God isn’t boring, by applauding him and also dropping these words;

Thank you so much Lynxx.Proud of You.. #TeamCelebrityBornAgains #Called by God #NOT ASHAMED TO SAY I AM SAVED #AM SAVED

Watch video of married woman beheaded by her houseboy, who she was having illicit affair with

Police in Ingobor Village, Nakuru County in Kenya have arrested a man who beheaded a 22-year-old mother of two after a fight between them on Tuesday, December 6.

According to Mogoon Sub-Location Assistant Chief Josiah Rono,(pictured in the video)  the woman and the suspect – who was working as the deceased’s houseboy, were involved in an illicit affair and had fallen out on the fateful day before the 23-year-old man brandished a panga (machete) and chopped off her head.
 Mr Rono said he received a phone call from a member of Nyumba Kumi Security Initiative on Tuesday6pm, informing him of the bloody incident. The woman’s husband, a casual labourer, was away from home at the time of the incident.

When Chief Rono arrived at the crime scene, he found a bloody panga placed next to the deceased. The administrator ordered the arrest of the suspect who fled after learning that neighbours were baying for his blood.

He was, however, arrested and is currently being held at Kaptembwo Police Station. The body of the woman was taken to Nakuru County mortuary. 
See video below: 

Source: Kenya Citizen TV

60-year-old man longing for sex one last time after abstaining for 20 yrs ...photo

60-year-old Madala Sello Manzini, who claims he has gone for the last 20 years without sex said he is tired of living as all his girlfriends either die or leave him before they could have sex. Sello, from Jerusalem squatter camp in Roodepoort, Joburg told Daily Sun his days are numbered. "My wish is to have one last poke before I leave this world." he said. 
 He said he thinks he was bewitched when he was 40 years old and living in Germiston, Ekurhuleni.
"I had a girlfriend and I thought we would get married. I had a good job and everything was fine."
But his girlfriend fell ill and died in November 1996. 
"We had planned to get married in December that same year. I mourned her death for some time. Years later I started looking for a partner but I never found one."
He said he moved to Orange Farm, south of Joburg and found a girlfriend.
"We never had sex but things were looking good." But one day he came home to find he had been thrown out of his shack. "I left Orange Farm and lost contact with my girlfriend."
He moved to Mofolo, Soweto where after five years, he again met a woman, but she was run over and died.
"We were still getting to know each other. We never had sex."
He moved to a run-down house in Snake Park, Soweto and fixed the house but he was evicted there as well. 
"I had met a woman and things were promising but I had to move."
He said he is in Jerusalem now, but he thinks he might die before he gets a woman. A Sangoma, Jabulani Mthimkhulu said the madala should have held a cleansing ceremony after his first girlfriend died.
"It seems like her spirit is following him and is very jealous. He won’t have any woman in his life unless he does a cleansing."
Source: Daily Sun SA

Omg! See graphic photos of a headless body of woman found in Enugu state

The body of a middle aged woman was found decapitated in the early hours of today at the cornerstone area of abakpa Nike Enugu. 
The identity of the woman is still unknown but the police have come to remove the body. 
See graphic photos below...

Plane with more than 40 on board crashes in Pakistan

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with about 47 people on board crashed in the mountainous north of the country on Wednesday, December 7th, police and the civil aviation authority said.

PIA said a plane bound for the capital, Islamabad, from the northern town of Chitral lost contact with the control tower en-route.
An earlier statement said the ATR-42 turboprop aircraft was carrying around 40 people but the civil aviation authority said 47 people were on board. It is not clear if there were any casualties.

Laiq Shah, a senior police official in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said the plane had crashed in the province’s Havelian area.
“Rescue teams are reaching the scene of the crash, and then we will know more,” civil aviation authority spokesman Pervez George told Reuters.
Dawn News TV stations, citing civil aviation sources, said the plane lost contact with civil aviation authority at around 4.30pm local tim. See full list of passengers...

Lobatan! Photo of fully air conditioned keke napep set to hit the streets of Nigeria

According to The Young Business Leaders of Nigeria's twitter page, the fully air conditioned Tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep will soon be on the streets of Nigeria..

Suspected robbers writes residents of estate in Yaba, Lagos to pay Christmas dues

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Suspected armed robbers reportedly wrote to some residents of Joseph Harrison Estate, Yaba Lagos, demanding they prepare to pay Christmas dues.

The residents received the letter today Wednesday, December 7th, notifying them of impending attack to collect their “dues” for the festive season. The letter which was placed on the vehicle of one of the residents, reads:  
"We are coming this week to collect our dues and to visit you tenants and landlords of Joseph Harrison Street in the week. If you like go and bring police or soldiers, we are coming to perform our duties. If you cooperate, we will not kill, but if you fail to cooperate, blood will flow," 
Bolanle Akinyemi, Chairman, Community Development Association, said the estate had enjoyed some peace for a long while as it was protected by guards and the police from Sabo Police Post.

"We are also mindful of the slum that surrounds us and we have been conscious of suspected criminals. No one has received such letter before, but there was a case in 2013 when a company in the estate was robbed," he said.
Mr Akinyemi said the case has been reported to Sabo Police Division and more guards engaged to protect the estate.
Source: The Nation

Confession of a former coach who sexually assaulted young players over the course of 20 years ...photo

71-year-old Jim McCafferty has confessed to having sexual relations with quite a number of the young players he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.

The former coach who had sex with the male players regularly, including naked showers, orgies, masturbation and fondling, said he felt the need to confess so as to cleanse his soul.

In the interview he granted, he named some players he assaulted. He claimed he had sex with one of them just to ‘toughen him up’.

The former coach who is now in poor state of health, expressed remorse for his actions and willingness to face the consequences.
“I have remorse. I know if I’m found guilty I will have to serve time and in my mind, I’ve said to myself that that’s what I’ll have to pay back for what I’ve done and I’m OK with that.”

The coach said he had sexual relations with the players regularly, including naked showers, orgies, masturbation and fondling, but that none was ever non-consensual . Only one player whom he approached had ever asked him to stop.

His gave loneliness as the reason for his past behaviour.
 "I was lonely and they made me feel good. I wanted their company without a doubt although the greatest interest was football.”
He has offered to hand himself over to the Police. Meanwhile, the Scotland Police have launched an investigation into this claim.

About 97 killed in Indonesia earthquake ...photo

Some 97 people have been confirmed dead with several others injured after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian Island of Sumatra this morning. 
Women and children are said to be among the dead. Many of the victims are still under the rubble from the earthquake. More photos below...

EFCC officials storm Lagos home of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), this morning, stormed the home of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, at Park View Estate in Ikoyi, Lagos to conduct a search.

They were however unsuccessful as they were denied access into her home. They left immediately with a promise to come back again.

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is currently standing trial on a 26-count charge of unlawful enrichment, forgery and giving false information to an official of the EFCC, among others. She was arraigned before Jutice Akeem Oshodi of a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on November 28th.

She is accused of also receiving N5 million bribe from Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, to pervert justice in a case brought before her.

So sad! Watch video of parents narrate how their six children died in Anambra State

Six siblings died in Ekwulummili, Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State on July 16, after eating flour meal reportedly poisoned by an unknown person. They were buried on Saturday, November 5th
Anambra Broadcasting Service on December 5th, released a video which narrates how the tragic incident happened. 

Watch video below...

Egypt arrests 'Organ Trafficking Gang'

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Egyptian authorities have arrested doctors, nurses and professors suspected of being involved in an international organ trafficking ring.

The arrests of at least 25 people on Tuesday also included organ buyers and middlemen, the country's Administrative Control Authority said.

Authorities also found "millions of dollars and gold bullion". It is illegal to purchase organs in Egypt, but poverty drives some to sell their body parts.

The Administrative Control Authority, a powerful anti-corruption body, claimed the network targeted on Tuesday was "made up of Egyptians and Arabs taking advantage of some of the citizens' difficult economic conditions so that they buy their human organs and sell [them] for large sums of money".

A Landlord testifies Ibadan Lawyer actually stabbed husband ...photo

The owner of the house where a lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, was alleged to have killed her husband, Adelowo Oyediran, on Tuesday told the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan that the suspect stabbed her husband during an argument.

Three witnesses were presented by the prosecution at the resumed hearing, including Chief Akinpelu Adelodun, who was the couple’s landlord in Ibadan.

Adelodun told Justice Muktar Abimbola that he was at the apartment of the couple when the argument became ugly and that he made an attempt to calm them down. He said Yewande insisted that she would injure her husband.

The landlord told the court that the misunderstanding continued till around 3am and that at a point, Yewande became calm.

He said he was, however, surprised to hear a noise around 6am same day.

Earlier, Adelodun said a cheque issued in his name as transport fare to appear in court should be returned.

Adelodun was alleged to have requested his transport fare before he would appear in court, but he denied the allegation, saying that he did not instruct anyone to make the demand on his behalf.

The landlord is among those listed to testify against her.

Bolivians jubilate in Court after getting lesser sentences for drugs in Nigeria ...photo

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced three Bolivians to six years’ imprisonment for dealing in illicit drugs.

The convicts are Reuben Jorge, Yhugo Moreno and Yerko Dorado.

They were sentenced by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, who affirmed their guilty plea to the two counts pressed against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

The convicts had been in detention since February 3, 2013, when they were arrested by operatives of the NDLEA on Daily Times Estate, Satellite Town, Lagos State, the base where they illegally produced Ephedrine and Methamphetamine.

The convicts were said to have been housed by their Nigerian accomplices between November 2011, and February 2012, before they were caught.

The NDLEA had told the judge that the foreigners violated Section 22 (a) of the NDLEA Act and were liable to be jailed for life or imprisoned for not less than 25 years.

But in her judgment on Tuesday, Justice Oguntoyinbo said what the law prescribed was a maximum of 25 years, but that a judge could, based on his discretion, impose a lesser jail term.

She therefore sentenced the convicts to six years on each count. She said the sentence would run concurrently and would start from February 3, 2013, when they were arrested.

Justice Oguntoyinbo said, “It is, therefore, in the light of Section 22 (a) and Section 12 of the NDLEA Act, that these three defendants, having been found guilty and convicted of the offences alleged in counts one and two of the charge (sheet) dated the 18th day of February, 2013, are now sentenced on count one to a period of six prison years and on count two to a prison period of six years.

“Both sentences shall run concurrently and shall be calculated from the date the defendants were first arrested, which is the 3rd day of February, 2013.

“The defendants have benefited from the commitment of their counsel. Both defendants and the NDLEA have a right of appeal.”

Following the judgment, the three convicted foreigners jubilated outside the courtroom where they hugged one another and posed for a snapshot by our correspondent.

The convicted foreigners were first arraigned on March 23, 2013, before Justice Ibrahim Buba of the same court, where they earlier pleaded not guilty to the initial six counts pressed against them by the NDLEA.

Following their not guilty plea, Justice Buba admitted them to bail in the sum of N50m each with two sureties in like sum.

The judge said one of the sureties must be an owner of a landed property in Lagos valued at not less than N10m, while the other must be a Bolivian with resident permit in Nigeria.

The foreigners were equally ordered to report weekly and sign an attendance register at the office of the NDLEA, to show that they were still in Nigeria.

They were mandated to sign and file an undertaking that they would not delay trial.

In spite of the bail, the foreigners remained in detention as they found it difficult to perfect the bail terms

Oyo dismisses 662 Civil Servants over fake WAEC results

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The Oyo State Government on Tuesday said 662 civil servants had been dismissed from the state public service for forging the West African Examination Council’s certificates.

The state government added that 2,021 fictitious names of workers and pensioners had been removed from its payroll.

The state Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade, made the disclosure while briefing the press on the decisions made at the State Executive Council meeting which was held on Monday.

Also at the briefing were the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, and the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Bashir Olanrewaju.

Eniade said about 684 workers were not found at their duty posts during the last physical verification in the state.

He explained that the state government was restructuring the state public service by ascertaining the quality and quantity of the workforce.

Giving a breakdown of the number of ghost workers in the state, Eniade said there were 1,432 fictitious pensioners’ names, 84 fictitious local governments’ pensioners and 505 fictitious workers in the state civil and public service.

The HoS said they were uncovered during the verification whereby the Bank Verification Number was used to determine the accurate size of the state workforce and pensioners.

He said, “The state government discovered that 662 personnel on its payroll were in possession of forged WAEC certificates which were discovered during the certificate verification handled by Messrs Captain Consulting. Three hundred and five of the personnel were from the local government councils, 152 from various ministries, 149 from the Teaching Service Commission, 28 from parastatals and two from the state Universal Basic Education Board.

“There were 670 workers that were discovered to have submitted forged certificates, eight out of them re-submitted their WAEC certificates for re-verification while the remaining 662 had been summarily dismissed and the onus is now on them to prove that the WAEC certificates in their possession are original.”

Eniade further explained that the exercise was a continuous one as the consultant was expected to extend the verification to the higher institution’s certificates submitted by the state civil and public servants.

He urged workers with fake certificates to voluntarily resign as the government would come after them.

“The level of decadence in the system is embarrassing and this cannot continue. What the government is doing is called self-check. There is financial check, institutional check, quality check and so on. Any organisation or even individual that wants to progress must engage in self-check as standard practice.”

Man accused of grooming 11 yr old boy on Facebook kills himself during trial ...photo

A man accused of grooming an 11-year-old boy and sending him indecent images of children has killed himself during his trial .

James Strike, 46, stood accused of charges related to indecent images charges between June 2009 and June 2016.

He was also charged with threatening or abusive behaviour towards the schoolboy via Facebook between February and March 2014 by threatening him with violence.

But the wheelchair bound man, from Springburn, Glasgow, committed suicide before his trial was over, reports the Daily Record .

His alleged victim, now 14, claimed he received messages from a person called Steven Ferris.

He was sent threats "I'm coming for you" and "I'm your judge and jury and you're f****** guilty".

But before the jury were asked to make a decision, the trial came to a halt after Strike took his own life.

Sheriff Martin Jones QC told jurors at Glasgow Sheriff Court of his death and formally brought proceedings to an end.

During the trial the court heard the teenager received a number of messages from a Facebook account called Steven Ferris.

The court heard the boy was threatened with violence that the person told him "I'm coming for you, see you soon".

Others messages including "talk to me now before I turn on you" were sent.

As well as "I might be outside with my boys waiting for you".

The court heard the youngster from South Yorkshire was probed about his sexuality and that the messages were sent all times of the day and night.

The boy's terrified mother described "feeling sick" when she found the string of threats from the Facebook account.

She told the court "I felt like a failure as a parent”.

Her son was also sent indecent images of children on the social media site.

A cyber crime expert who analysed Strike's laptop told the court of repeated access to a website known to her to contain indecent images of children.

Agreed evidence read to the jury included that the laptop had logged into the Facebook site with the name Steven Ferris and visited the teenager's page on numerous occasions.

And, the images sent to the schoolboy were also on the device.

The court heard evidence that Strike confessed to a doctor that he "had done it" and was sorry for what he put his family through.

Jurors heard he admitted having a sexual interest in children and felt compelled to view images then retracted what he said days later.

Strike continued to deny the charges when he went on trial.

A Ghana returnee goes berserk, injures many and kills one ...photo

A Nigerian residing in Ghana, who recently relocated to his hometown of Oreropke, Delta State, Monday, went berserk, stabbing a bricklayer identified as Daniel to death, while an unspecified number of persons sustained various degrees of injuries from the attack.

According to eyewitnesses, the suspect, Benjamin Dieseru, had travelled to Ghana in August and was brought back to Nigeria by his father, Mr. Chase Dieseru, following complaints that his son was mentally challenged.

“There is tension in the town over fears of a reprisal attack from the family of the bricklayer, who are threatening vengeance,” an eyewitness told Vanguard on phone.

Speaking further, the source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “One of those he stabbed has been referred to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, DELSU, Oghara, owing to the gravity of his injuries, while others are receiving medical attention here at Oreropke.”

Though details of the incident were still sketchy, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Aniamaka, promised to get back with more details on the incident, but had not done so at press time.

Politician banned from active politics for 3 years over his failure to declare his assets by CCT ...photo

Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has placed a 3 year ban on active politics on Ubong Joshua Etukudo, an ex- supervisory councillor of Ibesiko local government area, over his failure to submit his asset declaration form within the stipulated time.

Delivering judgment in a petition before it yesterday, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Yakubu Umar, (pictured above) said Etukudo is banned from participating in neither elective or selective political office. He ruled that the prosecution counsel proved his case beyond reasonable doubt, and that he was guilty of the offence as charged.

“The defendant having conceded to all what was said against him in the charge, that was truth by the witness from Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), the tribunal had no option than to summarily convict the defendant for the said charge and handed over the punishment of banning him not to be appointed to any position as public officer for the period of three years, both appointive and elective position,” he said.

Gov. Ambode presides over swearing-in of newly appointed Permanent Secretary ...photo

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi AmbodeDeputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule, the new Permanent Secretary/Tutor-General District VI, Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Olabisi Onadipe; her husband, Mr. Akogun Kola Onadipe, Son, Kipoju Onadipe and sister, Mrs. Ibiyinka Bamgbelu during the swearing-in of the newly appointed Permanent Secretary at the EXCO Chambers, Lagos House, Ikeja, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. 

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Tragic! Mother and daughter killed at a pedestrian crossing by driver who ignored traffic light ...photo

A lorry driver, Neville Fletcher, ignored a red light at a pedestrian crossing, leading to the death of a mother-of-two and her daughter. A CCTV camera on the street captured Mr. Fletcher as he ran into 43-year-old Zena Jackson and her six-year-old daughter, Cidalia, near Stanley Street in Spring Bank, Hull, UK.

When Fletcher arrived before the Hull Magistrate Court, the presiding Judge, Jeremy Richardson QC, said that no sentence imposed on the offender can make up for the loss the family has suffered. Fletcher’s lawyer pleaded on his client’s behalf saying that he has been a decent man all his life and that Fletcher does not understand how he ran the red light. The 55-year-old is said to be both devastated and remorseful.

Speaking about her mother, Sadie, the surviving child of the deceased said, "She had a brilliant sense of humour and used to laugh and joke all the time. She was just funny. When you did something bad, she was a real mum, but when you were good, she was like a friend. She loved being a mum, but she was like a kid herself sometimes. I'm going to really miss her."
Sadie also spoke about her sister, Cidalia, in flowery terms, saying; "Cidalia had a great imagination and we only learnt after she died that she had won a writing competition. The story was about a mermaid."

The lorry driver admitted to two counts of causing death by careless driving. He has been jailed for 14 months and banned from driving for five years and seven months.