2 Feb 2017

Nigerian Army arrests 3 Chadians suspected to be Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested three Chadians suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect. Addressing newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital today, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said the arrests were made on January 26th.
“On January 26th at about 1745 hours, three Chadians were arrested at a check point in Damasak after a mobile phone belonging to one of them was flipped through and it shows pictures of men in both military T-shirt and mufti with GPMG, FN and AK 47 rifles.
The Chadians are in custody undergoing interrogation” he said The Army Commandant also disclosed that the army had also intercepted seven females from Niger Republic last month. "On Jan.16 at about 1715 hours, troops deployed at Cham check point intercepted seven female immigrants from the Republic of Niger enroute Yola via Kano. Three of them were with their passports while four had no means of identification"he said

Omg! Watch a man flog a grown woman on the buttocks (video)

This video made my blood boil. Silly, illiterate man, flogging a grown woman on the buttocks. From the Facebook comment, the incident reportedly happened at a Police station in Equatorial Guinea. Is this legal in that country? in 2016/17? This is abuse of authority and the man should be arrested. 

Watch the unbelievable video after the cut...

See brothel in Lagos where most of the sex workers are HIV positive (Photos)

A photo documentary of the life of prostitutes living in very poor conditions in Badia, a Lagos slum, shows a surge in the number of women who have now taken to the sex trade in order to combat the worsening economic situation in the country.
The photos which were taken by photographer Ton Koene show most of the prostitutes in their abode, a few of them applying makeup as they prepared for their clients. 

Some of the sex workers are as young as 14-years-old Reports from Koene as told by Dailymail reveals that the sex workers entertain up to 5 clients on a daily basis.
Sadly, most of the sex workers do not insist on safe sex and as such, nearly a quarter of them are living with HIV. To explain how severe the situation is, Koene revealed that his driver made a comment about how "If you arrive by car, you can smell the HIV virus outside."
Over 1.2 million people are reportedly living with HIV in Lagos alone and this is believed to be so because of the cultural barrier keeping women from getting access to prevention tools and also due to women being shamed if a condom is found with them.
According to a study carried out by Iranian Journal of Public Health with regards to HIV prevalence in Lagos, a father of three revealed that he thinks it improper for a woman to carry a condom.
He said:
"Any woman, including my wife who tells her husband about it or gets it for them to use needs to be questioned. In short, she should be seriously sanctioned."
Reactions following this documentary posted on Dailymail is quite embarrassing for Nigeria with some of them noting that it was only a matter of time before those women began trooping into their country to seek refuge. Billboy from Newscastle, United Kingdom, wrote;
"Watch out for female (so called) singers and wannabe actors out on the streets soon with placards demanding they be allowed to come and live here."
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Toyin Aimakhu's ex, Seun Egbegbe arrested for reportedly trying to dupe a Mallam of 10 million naira in Lagos (video)

Toyin Aimakhu's ex-boyfriend, Seun Egbegbe is in the news for the wrong reasons again. According to reports and a video being shared online at this moment, Egbegbe was caught trying to rip off an unsuspecting mallam of the sum of 10 million naira today, while pretending to be a medical doctor at Gbagada General hospital. Watch the video after the cut.

Video credit: pearl9ja

Pastor Caught Having S*x With A Married Woman Begs For Forgiveness

Pastor Jermaine Simmons has apologised to his congregation after fleeing n*ked when husband of his mistress caught them in the shameful act. The married pastor apologised to his Church for having s*x with a woman from the congregation, knowing she's married.

37yrs old Pastor Simmons was at Claynisha Stephens’ home in Florida, USA, to discuss a charity project when they became intimate on a hot afternoon on January 17. 

They were caught less than an hour later by the woman's husband, 38yrs old Benjamin, who had returned home with their sick 6-year-old son after getting a call from his school.

The teachers had tried to reach Mrs. Stephens, 34, but she didn’t answer the phone having already gotten into bed with the pastor, a police report indicated. 

The husband, furious to have found the pair in throws of passion, threatened Simmons; ‘I’m going to kill you!’ and the pastor ran away without his clothes, keys, phone or wallet, to hide in a fence as the woman's husband retrieved a handgun from his bedroom. 

Mrs. Stephens was pleading with her husband not to shoot.

Mrs Stephens confessed that she and the pastor had been building a bond since October last year and that on the day in question, he had visited her apartment to discuss potential charity work but that they became intimate.

According to the report, "Mr Simmons had come to her residence and they engaged in s*xual activity. "As they were so engaged, staff at the school attempted to contact (the woman) via telephone to inform her that her six-year-old son was ill.

"After failing to reach her, staff at the school contacted (her husband who) retrieved his son from the school and transported him to the residence.

"When (he) arrived at the residence with their son, he discovered her and Mr Simmons lying upon her daughter’s bed engaged in s*xual activity.

"He loudly exclaimed ‘I’m going to kill him’ at which point Mr Simmons immediately fled from the apartment in a state of undress."

Pastor Simmons has apologized to Jacob Chapel Baptist Church, begging for forgiveness.

- Men who sleep with a married woman or married women don't end well. Those who have sense should learn and stop playing with their destiny because of sex.

Update! Adama Barrow Swears In 10-Ministers, Newly Freed Political Prisoners Among

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has sworn-in 10 cabinet ministers in the capital Banjul on Wednesday.

Among them are political prisoners during exiled former President Yahya Jammeh’s regime including leader of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) Ousainou Darboe, Omar Jallow, women’s right activist Dr Isatou Touray and National Treasurer of UDP Amadou Sanneh who was released from prison on Monday.

Darboe, who is now the Foreign Affairs Minister was arrested in April 2016 for protesting against the death of a detained party member and was released together with 18 other opposition members immediately after the election of Adama Barrow.

“Gambians have been liberated from the tyranny of Yahya Jammeh and we are ready to serve the country efficiently without bias nor nepotism,” Darboe told the media after the swearing-in.
The Finance and Economic Minister Amadou Sanneh had been serving a five-year jail term in the past three years for a sedition conviction until Monday when he was pardoned.

Leader of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and now Agriculture Minister Omar Jallow has also been arrested several times by Jammeh’s security forces while the first female presidential candidate and now Trade Minister Dr Isatou Touray spent some time in prison in 2010.
The other appointed ministers have been equally critical of Yahya Jammeh’s government.

Update! Obanikoro Returns N30m More To EFCC

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has returned a fresh sum of N30m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, with a promise to pay a balance of N417m, The Punch can confirm.

Calculations by their correspondent showed that the former minister has now returned N167m to the Federal Government.

A reliable source told  Punch correspondent that the former minister paid the money from his Diamond Bank account to the EFCC Recovered Funds Account.

The source stated, “I can confirm that Senator Obanikoro has been meeting up his part of the agreement. You will recall that last year, he promised to return a certain amount of money every quarter. He has made a payment of N30m, his first instalment in 2017. He is also reporting at the EFCC as he should.”

The ex-minister, who returned to Nigeria in October 2016, after spending about 15 months in the United States, was accused of receiving N4.7bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser under the leadership of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).

Obanikoro had said in his statement of oath at the EFCC that after receiving the money in 2014, he gave N1.219bn to the then governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, while N1.3bn was given to the PDP governorship candidate in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore.

He also confessed to giving Fayose a separate $5.377m at Spotless Hotel in Ekiti State in the presence of party stalwarts, including the then PDP state secretary, Mr. Tope Aluko.

Obanikoro was said to have kept about N785m for himself, which he allegedly spent while campaigning ahead of the PDP governorship primary in Lagos State, which Mr. Jimi Agbaje won.

However, the EFCC asked him to return about N584m, out of which he has returned N167m.

At the Federal High Court in Abuja, presided over by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, Mr. Alade Sunday, a manager at Zenith Bank, narrated how Obanikoro delivered about N1.219bn to Fayose’s aide, Abiodun Agbele, for onward transmission to Fayose.

He had added that it took the cashiers about 10 days to count all the money.

Sunday had said Obanikoro flew the cash to Akure airport and the money was loaded onto bullion vans.

“When we got to the airport, we waited for some minutes before the aircraft arrived. When the aircraft offloaded its passengers, one of them appeared to me to be Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and the other one appeared to be his ADC, Adewale.

“Agbele walked up to them and had a discussion with them. Thereafter, he signalled to me to bring the van. Bags loaded with cash were loaded into the van and Obanikoro’s ADC, I and Agbele drove back to the bank,” he had stated.

Police Arrest Fake Lawyer Who Practise At Supreme Court

The police in Kwara State have arrested a man, Mr. Peter Adogun, for alleged impersonation and use of forged documents.

The First Information Report obtained by a Punch correspondent said on November 28, 2016, at about 5.20pm, one Oyetunji reported that the Nigeria Bar Association received complaints from some individuals alleging that one Mr. I. T. David, who practised as a legal practitioner in the state was not an authentic lawyer. 

It added that Adogun was apprehended by the police while appearing as a legal practitioner before the Area Court 1, Ilorin, and was subsequently transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for a discreet investigation.

The FIR said investigation conducted by the SCIID revealed the real name of the suspect as Peter Adogun and not Inufin Taiwo David, whom he impersonated.

The report further stated that photocopies of certificates of Inufin Taiwo David presented by the accused as his own were credentials the suspect allegedly deceitfully collected from a lawyer by the name who practised in Abuja.

He allegedly collected the documents on the pretext of assisting the original owner in securing employment in an oil company.

The FIR said, “It was further revealed that Adogun practised and appeared in several matters in all levels of Nigerian courts up to the Supreme Court with the adopted name of ‘Bar I.T. David.’ The suspect has also prepared and signed several legal documents and court processes in the same adopted name.

“In another development, the suspect failed to report back to the police when requested to do so following the administrative bail given to him on November 29, 2016, while investigating the allegation against him.

“However, he was later re-arrested in the attic of his house at about 8am on January 7, 2017, after a prolonged manhunt for him. At the point of his arrest at his residence on ‘F’ Division Police Station Road, Tanke, Ilorin, a complete set of a legal practitioner’s robe which included one set of a lawyer’s gown, wig and beep were seized.

“Other incriminating items relating to his fraudulent practice as a legal practitioner, which include legal books, complementary cards in his adopted name, bundles of cash receipts for his practice, copies of legal processes in various courts prepared and filed by him, and several other incriminating items relating to his fraudulent legal practice, were recovered from him.”

The FIR said when the actual David was contacted by the police, he confirmed knowing the suspect as a land speculator in Abuja.

He said he was not aware that he had been using his documents to practise law.

The police report said investigation revealed that Adogun was not a legal practitioner as he claimed, and did not undertake any law programme in any institution.

The suspect was subsequently arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court in Ilorin.

When the matter came up on Wednesday at the court presided over by Mrs. I.O. Olawoyin, a Principal Inspector of Prisons from the Mandella Maximum Prison, Ilorin, Mr. Samuel Bobinihi, said the accused was ill and had been taken to a hospital.

The Chief State Counsel, Mr. Ayoola Akande, said he had been informed that the accused was medically unfit.

He added that if indeed he was ill, he expected a medical report to be presented to the court.

The magistrate said although there was no medical report of the accused before the court, the prisons service should take him to a hospital for proper medical attention so that he would be fit to defend himself.

The matter was adjourned till February 16, 2017, for mention.


Update! Ibori To Return To Nigeria In Days, Promises To Appeal Conviction (video)

A former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who was recently released from a British prison where he served a jail term for corruption, has said he would be in Nigeria in a matter of days. He made this known to a BBC reporter in an interview. He also said he will appeal his conviction and will remain in politics. The video after the cut.

Lobatan! Kenyan gospel singer ends her marriage only hours after tying the knot saying her heart is elsewhere

Popular Kenyan gospel Singer, Eunice Njeri, who got married to her rapper boyfriend, Isaac Bukasa at a lovely ceremony on November 27 in Texas, decided she was no longer in love with him by the end of that same day and announced their separation.

Eunice's excuse for ending the marriage is that her heart was elsewhere. She left for Africa immediately after and made the separation public just yesterday. She is referring to it as an annulment because they did not get to sign the marriage documents before the separation, so that means the wedding never happened. Read what she wrote after the cut...

"On the 27th Nov 2016, Isaac and I did go to the altar to get married,butat the end of that day I realised one thing,icouldn't do it my heart was somewhere else. Probably in Africa doing what I do best,amstill trying to figure that out.

"I immediately left for Kenya and have been serving God the best way I know how. To all who supported isaacand iam greatfulmay God bless you immensely. To all who were hurt in the process I apologise. The marriage was annulled (like it never happenned). No papers were signed. Afterwards and we both made a decision to go our separate ways.

"I hope for your support and help as we move on. Like every other relationshipwe hit a rock, maybe a little too early but have since overcome. Consequently, we have decided to go our separate ways and hope for the very best. God bless you."

Police vow to stop February 6th planned protest in Lagos

The Lagos state police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, says that the state police command might stop the February 6th planned protest in Lagos state because information reaching them suggests that some hoodlums are planning to hijack the protest. According to Owoseni, the organizers of the protest in Lagos have not notified the police about it yet.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos yesterday, Owoseni said
“Information reaching us revealed that some hoodlums are planning to hijack the peaceful protest. And as such, we won’t allow it to hold in Lagos. We know that Tuface do not have the capacity to contain such a crowd and we will not fold our hands and watch while things go out of hand.”

Nigerian soldier sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for manslaughter

The General Court Marshal (GCM) of 7 Division sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State has sentenced a serving soldier to seven (7) years imprisonment for manslaughter for shooting and killing one Mr. Umar Alkali within the popular Monday Market in Maiduguri metropolis on 23 December 2015. 

The soldier (name withheld) was found guilty of manslaughter punishable under Section (105) of the Armed Forces Act CAP A20 of the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.

The soldier's plea that he acted in self defence, that the deceased assaulted and tried to wrestle his rifle from him before he shot and killed him to save his life and that of his compatriots was set aside on the ground of use of disproportionate force.

While dismissing the initial charge of murder leveled against the soldier the GCM upheld the charge of manslaughter.

The President of the Court, Brigadier General Olusegun Adeniyi while delivering the verdict gave a detailed account of all the proceedings and relevant laws that guided the court at arriving at its decision.

Another soldier (name withheld) was also found guilty of one count charge of desertion punishable under section 60 of the Act. He was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment.

It will be recalled that the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu in August 2016 inaugurated a General Court Marshal with the mandate of dealing with matters that may arise from activities of troops within the Division's area of responsibility and to ensure that troops work within the framework of their rules of engagement.

While reading the rulings of the court, the President of GCM, Brigadier General Adeniyi admonished officers and soldiers to always maintain high level of discipline, respect for human rights and strict adherence to rules of engagement and other laws guiding their conducts. He maintained that Nigerian military is known for discipline.

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Update! Photos of woman killed by her police officer husband in Uganda and the children left behind

Police Constable Godfrey Sabiiti shot and killed his wife, Esther Carol Akol before turning the gun on himself this morning at the Nsabya Police Barracks, Uganda. They left three children behind. 
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The victim

Four-month-old Iranian girl misses open heart surgery because of Trump's travel ban

Fatemah, a 4-month-old Iranian girl has missed an appointment for open heart surgery due to Trump's executive order barring foreigners from certain states from entering the United States.

Fatemah, who is in urgent need of the surgery, was scheduled to fly out to Oregon Health & Science University, in time for her surgery appointment, however, the trip was cancelled. 

Her uncle, Sam Taghizadeh, speaking for the family, explained how hard getting a visa was and is disappointed that after going through such long process they still can't travel.
“For getting the visa, they ask for lot of the paperwork. You have to do many things, you know. For three weeks we working for every single thing they wanted. All the paper, everything was ready, and just in the last minute they cancelled everything.” 
“Half an hour, even they took the appointment out. I send an email, I tried calling them, nobody answered. But now she’s stuck,” he explained.

This is especially more devastating for them because Fatemah's grandparents are American citizens, yet their grandchild has to suffer and faces the risk of dying because she cannot get into their country. Taghizadeh lamented his niece's plight, saying;
“Why we came to U.S., we came here for freedom. For a better life. I’m feeling no where is safe.”

Pastor Adeboye says - The worst leadership is from the church

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General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God worldwide, Pastor E.A Adeboye, has said that although Nigeria is bedeviled by bad ledership, the worst kind of leadership presently comes from the church. Adeboye said this at the third annual birthday public lecture organised to commemorate his 75th birthday. 

In his speech which was read by his wife Foluke who represented him at the event. Pastor Adeboye said 
“Leadership is at the core of our problem in this nation. Some people sit in their room and comment on newspaper articles, but have you removed the log in your eyes? If there is anywhere leadership should be recommended, it should be from the church. But it is unfortunate that the worst leadership is from the church. We should go and check ourselves. Are we in true leadership or we are in falsehood? Because this has been the groaning of my heart for many years and I pray about it fervently. I challenge the leaders in this church that what the Bible says about elders, I have not seen it. But things are changing and I want us to be part of that change. The problem of corruption which we have in this nation would not have been there if everybody is contented with what he or she has. But people love to do more than they have. They want to show off to their children, and the children also when they get to school or are with their colleagues, are not satisfied because they were not brought up to be satisfied.”

Indonesian woman and man brutally flogged for allegedly having sex outside marriage

An Indonesian woman received 26 strokes of cane across her back for having sex outside of marriage. The woman along with the man she was accused of having sex with, faced the punishment as having sex outside of wedlock is against strict Sharia law.

The woman was forced to kneel on the ground on the public stage in front of a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia and flogged as a crowd of people look on. After her punishment is over, the man she is accused of having sex with is also brought to the stage and flogged 26 times too.

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Former FCT Minister’s son remanded in Kuje prison for alleged N1.2bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 arraigned Shamsudeen Bala, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on a 15-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N1.2 billion.

Bala is being charged along with four companies – Bird Trust Agro Allied Limited, Intertrans Global Logistic Ltd, Diakin Telecommunications Ltd and Bal-Vac Mining Nigeria Limited.
Bala and Diakin Telecommunications Ltd are also accused of making cash payment of the sum of N74,244,005 (seventy-four million, two hundred and forty-four thousand, five naira) to Abuja Investment Company Ltd without going through a Financial Institution. The offence is in breach of Section 1 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended in 2012).
One of the counts reads:
“That you, Shamsudeen Bala (alias Shamsudeen Mohammed Bala), Bird Trust Agro Allied Ltd and Intertrans Global Logistics Ltd sometime in 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did without going through a Financial Institution make cash payment of the sum of N296,000,000 (Two hundred and ninety six million naira) only to A & K Constructions Ltd Abuja and Sunrise Estate Development Ltd for Construction of a house on plot nos 2116 and 2276 at Asokoro Gardens (alias Sunrise Estate) Abuja, which sum exceeded the statutory limit and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) and (4) of the same Act”.
Another charge reads:
“That you, Shamsudeen Bala and Bal-Vic Mining Nig. Ltd sometime in 2015 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did without going through a Financial Institution made cash payment of the sum of N45,475,000 (Forty-five million, four hundred and seventy-five thousand naira) only to Abuja Investment Company Ltd as part of payment for purchase of House FS 2 B Green Acre Estate Apo-Dutse Abuja.”
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.
Upon his plea, counsel to EFCC, Ben S. Ikani asked the court to fix a date for trial and for the remand of the accused in prison custody pending trial.
However, Bala’s counsel, Chris Uche, SAN, told the court that he had a pending application dated and filed January 27, 2017 praying for the release of the accused on bail. He said that aside the health challenges faced by the accused, the EFCC had earlier granted him administrative bail which he had not breached. He urged the court to admit him to bail on same conditions set by the EFCC assuring that, the accused would be available to stand his trial.

Justice Dimgba adjourned ruling on the bail application to February 3 while fixing March 27 for commencement of trial.
The judge also ordered the remand of the accused in Kuje prison custody pending ruling on his bail application.