15 Apr 2017

Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination As Gunmen Invade House

Senator Dino Melaye escaped death by the whiskers as gunmen invaded his house in the early hours of Saturday at Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the gunmen numbering about ten arrived the house at about midnight through the bush and opened fire from different directions on the house. The house was riddled with bullets while two of the vehicles parked in the estate were damaged by the hoodlums.

Melaye, (APC-Kogi West), was in his country home at Ayetoro-Gbede in Ijumu Local Government Area for the Easter holiday at the time of the attack

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP William Aya told NAN that the police received a distress call from the senator at about 1 a.m. and immediately responded. He said the hoodlums escaped before the police arrived, thereby making arrest impossible.

Aya said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Wilson Inalegwu had set up an investigation committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations to unravel those behind the attack.

On his part, Melaye said the hoodlums arrived at about midnight and started shooting sporadically at the main building in the compound.

He said the shooting lasted for almost one hour, adding that apart from the building riddled with bullets, two of his vehicles were damaged.

The senator said he suspected Mr Taufiq Isa, the Administrator of Ijumu Local Government to be behind the attack.

According to him, the attack is most likely due to his incessant verbal attacks on the State Government.

“I got a rousing welcome from Kabba to my home town on Friday and I know it angered the power that is in the state which mobilised for this assassination attempt on my life.

“At about midnight, we started hearing gunshots. They fired more than 200 rounds of bullet into the house. This attempt to kill me will not stop me from speaking the truth.

“If I speak the truth, I will die, if I lie, I will die. I’ve decided to speak the truth and die. I’m not afraid of death. I only respect men, I don’t fear them.

“I am championing an administrative course. I will continue to speak and be the voice to the voiceless. I’m not deterred; I remain resolute to make Kogi better. Noting will stop me from coming home.”

Melaye also chided the police for not responding quickly to his distress call, saying that the house of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the town was a stone throw from the scene of the attempt on his life.

“The DPO did not come to my house until three hours later. Even the area Commander in Kabba was not notified until I called the Commissioner of police. I suspect a satanic collaboration between Taufiq Isa and the police in Aiyetoro because the duo held a meeting two days ago.

“Only God will protect us in this country but definitely not the police”, he said.

In a swift reaction, Isa denied having a hand in the attempt on the life of the Senator, saying that he had been busy for sometime taking care of his sick wife.

“I’ve never been a violent man. My running battle with Dino Melaye, if any, is because I have asked him to stop vilifying the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

“Let him (Dino) prove it. I lost my uncle a week ago; I’m still attending to my sick wife and busy supervising the APC re- registration programmes. I’m a democrat and law abiding. I challenge Dino to prove his case,” he said.

Man masterminds multi million Naira SCAM from Kuje Prison, deceives wife that he is in Italy

Man masterminds multimillion naira fraud from Kuje Prison, decieves wife that he is in Italy
An inmate of the Kuje Maximum Prison, Abuja, Ifeanyi Ezenwa, has been accused of coordinating series of frauds, which netted members of his syndicate millions of naira.

Shocking! See the notorious man inside Abuja prison masterminded multi-million Naira fraud

An inmate of the Kuje Maximum Prison, Abuja, Ifeanyi Ezenwa, has been accused of coordinating series of frauds, which netted members of his syndicate millions of naira.

According to the Inspector-General Police Special Intelligence Response Team, which burst the syndicate, the members of the gang specialised in defrauding their victims, especially businessmen through the use of fake bank alerts.

Ezenwa was described as a notorious fraudster, who had defrauded car and auto spare parts dealers in many states including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

A source at the IRT explained that the syndicate operated by approaching traders intending to buy goods from them.

The source said, “After negotiations, they would ask their victims to forward their account number in order to do a money transfer. They would inform their victim that the transfer had been made and the victim would receive an alert to the effect. But when a victim goes to the bank to confirm his balance, the money would not be in the account.

“They did this mostly late on Fridays knowing that banks do not work on weekends and the victim may not be able to make any confirmation in the banking halls.

“Usually, some victims would release the goods to them. The leader of the gang who is in prison, uses a smart phone that is connected to the internet and browses through online retail sites like OLX, JiJi and Jumia, where he connects with people who wants to sell their valuables especially cars, chatting with them via Whatsapp.”

It was learnt that when he buys a vehicle, usually very expensive ones, he ensures that he his dealing with rightful owner of the vehicle and he would send members of his syndicate to verify the real state of the vehicle. He then proceed to use the same fake banking alert method to swindle the victim.

The police said the syndicate had defrauded their various victims of expensive vehicles such as Mercedes G Wagon, Hummer, Toyota Highlander SUVs.

Their activities became bad to the point that some victims wrote petitions to the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who directed the Abba Kyari-led IRT to track down the syndicate, adding that their investigation led them to a house in Abuja, where the G Wagon, Hummer, Honda Odyssey, and a Honda ‘End of Discussion’.

One of their victims, Mohammed Saleke, a car dealer in Abuja, explained that Ezenwa swindled him of a Mercedes G Wagon worth N7m, which was on sale in his stand. According to him, Ezenwa sent a man to his car stand, who negotiated price and took a photograph of the vehicle which was sent to the inmate.

Saleke said, “My boy, Obinna, was the one dealing with them and when they agreed to our price. They took my account number and went to the bank to withdraw the money. The insisted on transferring the money to my Diamond Bank account. When I gave it to them, I received an alert after one hour and I called them to come and collect their vehicle. That was on a Friday, but by Monday when I went to the bank to check my account, I discovered there was no money paid in it.

“When I received the alert, it had my previous balance in it and the total money was balanced. I wondered how he was able to get access into my account. This incident happened in November 2016 and I have been looking for the vehicle.”

The police said the suspects would be charged to court soon while Ezenwa would also be charged for another round of fraud.

Despite In Jail, Fraudster Dupes From Nigerian Prison

The Inspector General Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has burst a notorious fraud syndicate, that specialized in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public using fake bank alert.
The leader of the syndicate, Ifeanyi Ezewan, a notorious fraudster who is currently being detained at the Kuje Maximum Prison, Abuja from where he was coordinating his operations, was said to have masterminded the fraud, which saw several businessmen including car and auto spear parts dealers losing most of their goods worth millions of naira to the syndicate.

Police sources who spoke with Vanguard disclosed that members of the syndicate had defrauded several victims in various states including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

The source explained that members of the syndicate usually approached traders pretending they wanted to buy goods and after negotiations, they would ask their victims to forward their account number so as to transfer the agreed money to them.

The source added that when the fraudsters received the account number, they would, in some cases, credit the victims’ account with the agreed sum and the victim would receive an alert to that effect but when victims checked at the bank to confirm their balance, the money would not be in the account. 

According to the source; “they do this mostly on Friday evening because they know banks don’t work on Saturdays and Sundays and by Monday when the victim goes to the bank to check his account balance it will be discovered that no money was paid in his account. At that time the victim would have released the goods to the fraudsters.

“The leader of the gang who is in prison, used a smart phone that was connected to the internet and through online retail sites like OLX, JIJI and Jumia, he connected with people who wanted to sell their valuables especially cars and he would communicate with them via WhatsApp.

When he was buying a vehicle, which were usually very expensive vehicles, he would ensure that he was dealing with the rightful owner of the vehicle and would send members of his syndicate to verify the real state of the vehicle. When he was sure of what he wanted, he would swindle owners of such vehicles using fake bank alert while the members of his syndicate would have driven the car away.”

The source disclosed further that some of his victims who had lost expensive vehicles, that include Mercedes G Wagon, Hummer, Toyota Highlander to the syndicate, wrote petitions to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who directed his operatives at the IRT led by ACP Abba Kyari, to track down the syndicate, adding that their investigation led them to a house in Abuja, where a G wagon, Hummer Jeep, Honda Odessy, and a Honda End of discussion were discovered.

UK Based Man Mourns 19-Year Old Lover Who Died During Surgery In Lagos

A Nigerian man studying at the Birmingham University, U.K.  has taken to his Facebook page to mourn his 19-year old girlfriend who died during a surgery at a Lagos hospital. Heartbroken Emmanuel took to Facebook to write;

Nigerian doctor sued by his ex girlfriend who claims he slipped contraceptives into her drinks to stop her getting pregnant in the U.S

John Nwankwo Ikechi a 37yr old Neuroradiologist from Manhattan has been accused by his ex girlfriend Hyosun Kim, 36, of slipping contraceptive pills into her drinks without her knowledge to prevent her from getting pregnant.

According to a $5million lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court, Ikechi allegedly admitted to drugging Kim after she found an empty box of the Plan B contraceptive pill in his trashcan and confronted him about it.

According to a New York Post report, Ikechi 'confessed that he was aware [Kim] would never have voluntarily agreed to take the Plan B pill and told her that this was the only way he could get her to ingest' it.'

The couple were a month into their relationship when Kim found the discarded box of contraceptives last May. Court papers said she 'was horrified that her boyfriend would deceive her in this way', so she broke up with Ikechi and 'sought medical treatment' for the stress the relationship caused her.

Ikechi's 'conduct was so extreme and outrageous and exceeded the bounds of human decency', the lawsuit claims.

As a doctor, he 'knows that an individual cannot be forced to ingest medication without his or her consent'. The case is yet to be decided.

Fuji music star, K1’S wife, Titi Masha Delivers 3rd Child In US

King Wasiu Ayinde’s wife, Titi Masha last night delivered a bouncing baby girl in Chicago, USA. The new dad, K1 made the announcement on social media saying, 'to God be the glory, my wife Fatia Opeyemi Adufe Marshal did it again, @ Exactly 11:14pm at St Bernard Hospital in the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, delivered another baby Girl.. Mother & child doing very well.. Opeyemi a new record has been set by you.. Thank you God Almighty. K1 De ultimate”.

Update! Secret Details Of The Billions Recovered In Ikoyi By EFCC

The over N13billion recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from an Ikoyi apartment in Lagos was a discreet allocation released to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for major but covert security projects.

The total value of the cash at Central Bank of Nigeria official exchange rate is over N13 billion.

What are the secret details? Inside sources revealed that,
former President Goodluck Jonathan approved the funds for the 30-year old secret service agency after its immediate past Director General, Olaniyi Oladeji, alerted him to the need for some “crucial and covert security projects”.

The funds were later released in cash directly from the Central Bank of Nigeria as a way of making its spending completely secret.

“The projects are scattered across the country, but there is a major one in Lagos being funded with the cash warehoused in the Ikoyi building,” one source told PT. “The spending on the projects cannot be subjected to the usual expenditure process, and that is why the funds are held in cash. If you like, you can call it illegal projects in the national interest.”

Our sources said only relevant top government officials and of the NIA are aware of the projects.
One official said when the incumbent Director General of the NIA, Ayodele Oke, was alerted that EFCC operatives had swooped on the apartment, being discreetly guarded by covert operatives, he rushed to the anti-graft agency’s headquarters in Abuja to advise its chairman, Ibrahim Magu, to withdraw his men as the funds belonged to government.

At the time, about 13 police officers and some soldiers, accompanied by photographers and videographers, had broken into the apartment, and were already dismantling the safes in which the funds were concealed, our sources said.

Mr. Magu however declined Mr. Oke’s request and directed his men to proceed with the operation as he had no security information backing the claim.

A frustrated Mr. Oke was said to have rushed to National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to complain, and the huge embarrassment he had caused his otherwise extremely quiet and secretive agency.

Presidency sources said Mr Oke met President Buhari in company of Attorney General Abubakar Malami to table the same complaints.

Those who saw the NIA DG before he was called in to see the president said he had two bulky envelopes believed to contain paper and audio-visual records of the security projects.

Officials said President Buhari has since directed Mr. Magu to forward to him detailed report on the operation. The EFCC boss was also directed to immediately deposit the funds with the CBN.

On his part, Mr. Oke was asked to document his complaints and then reapply for the seized funds.

A top presidency source said the President might ask Attorney General Malami to review reports submitted by the two officials, and then forward appropriate recommendations.

When contacted Friday, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said, “It’s a security issue, and not strictly a presidency issue.”

He directed further enquiries on the matter to the security agencies involved.

Mr Oke of NIA confirmed to PT that the cash belongs to his agency but declined further comments when asked what the funds were meant for.

“You don’t expect me to tell you that,” he said.

Wow! See The New Hair Cut Nollywood Actress, Toyin Abraham Has For A Movie

The actress who is presently on set of a new movie, got the new hair cut to interprete her role. She posted the photos...

I Can Become A Babymama- Bimbo Akintola

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Nollywood actress Bimbo Akinola in a chat with Tunde Ajaja has said there is nothing wrong in being a babymama and has a matter of fact she can. She says when a lady waits and knows no manna is falling from heaven, it's not wrong for her to get pregnant, take care of herself and child. She also speaks about societal pressure on women expected to be married, but are not, saying something critical needs to be done so people can change their orientations and let others be.

A lot has been said about your love life and some have said you should be married by now. Would you say the society is mounting pressure on you as regards marriage?

I guess these questions arise because of the country we live in and the kind of people we are. It’s also something I think we need to look at critically, because it seems we are creating more trouble for people, as marriages are now crashing within six months or even less. This is partly because the society puts a lot of pressure on people to get married. Shouldn’t we take a step backward and ask ourselves what we are doing wrong. It’s not about how soon, but how well? I think it’s time we realised that marriage is such a serious thing. Shouldn’t we allow people make their choices by themselves, without pressure? Parents should stop putting pressure on their children. Many women are divorced now and in some cases, there is serious fight and both of them would be fighting over the custody of the child. We need to start changing the way we look at marriage. It’s important we get married but marry at your own time.

You once said you love kids, and with the way people are embracing the option of child out of wedlock, popularly called baby mama, is it something you could do?

Of course, I can. Definitely I can do it because I don’t see anything wrong with it. Things are changing in the world at large. If you look around, you would find a lot of women are having babies and taking care of themselves. It’s everywhere. There are women who are not actors but are single mothers, and for a lot of people I think it’s about their biological clock. Instead of waiting for manna from heaven and you know there is no manna, and you feel the need to have children, then do it.

But the Yoruba culture makes it look like a woman is incomplete without a man. Does that not bother you?

We have to change our thinking, due to the time. You can’t be rooted in the past when the present and future are a totally different place. If you look at what is going on now, there are women looking for husband but can’t find. So would you now say because of that they shouldn’t have children? That’s unnecessary and it’s like making them suffer twice. I think for anybody that wants to have children, as long as you know you are capable of taking care of them financially and emotionally, why not.

As a good-looking woman, how often do men approach you?

(Laughs…) Every day that I go out. It’s a normal thing every day; from younger men, to people of same age and of course older men. It’s a regular thing. If it is not happening, you have to worry about yourself. Because of what we do, people want to date actors.

Nothing Is More Important Than Making Heaven - Olamide

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He might be singing lewd music, but Olamide has an ultimate goal,which is making Heaven. While speaking with showtime,he said;

“The biggest achievement in this world is seeing my people grow, everybody living good; everyone living fine, living their dreams and making heaven. Nothing is more important than making heaven; everything in this life is just jonzing, they don’t last long, nothing lasts forever,” he said.

See the church in Congo where they drink beer to cast out demons

A church in Congo known as Louzolo Amour, uses beer to cast demons out of their members.

The church was founded by a man known as Guy Emile Loufoua Cetikouabo, who proclaimed himself God, and claimed to be invisible. Although he is dead, the church members say he is represented on earth by their current leader, Charles Mikoungui Loundou.
The church believes beer can be used to cleanse evil spirits. The members call this mixture of beer and faith, “biéramicine”.

Services which lasts up to 9 hours are dedicated to the healing of souls and bodies with sips of beer and praise. People come from all walks of life mainly to seek an immediate solution to all their evils.
“I arrived here sick, brother Mikoungui gave me a bottle of beer, I drank a first sip, and a second, at the third one, I went into a trance, I then felt better. I believe beer can heal, if you drink it with faith"a believer, Kondi Jean- Jacques, told African news.

The church has as much as 5000 followers. 

Update! Rivers State Govt claims ownership. Gives FG 7days ultimatum to return the funds they claim was diverted by Amaechi

Read the press statement below... 
Rivers State Governor has given the Federal Government an ultimatum of 7 days to return the $43million dollars found in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi to the Rivers State Government, failure which the State Government will take legal measures to ensure that it gets back her stolen resources, declaring that the $43million dollars found in the luxury apartment in Ikoyi belongs to the Rivers State Government.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing journalists on Friday night at the Government House; Port Harcourt on funds discovered at an Ikoyi apartment
Governor Wike said that investigations by the Rivers State Government revealed that the money was proceed from the sale of gas turbines by the immediate past Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi. Addressing journalists at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday night, Governor Wike said:

"The money in question belongs to the former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. We want to confirm that the houses in Ikoyi also belong to Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. "If you recollect in 2015, we said that gas turbines built by Former Governor Peter Odili were sold to Sahara Energy, business partners of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at $319million. "That money was used to sponsor the All Progressives Congress for the 2015 general elections. From the date of sale of the gas turbines to May 29, 2015, the money depleted from $319million to $204,000 . What was stashed at the Ikoyi residence was part of that fund". He said : "We have facts to prove that the said money belongs to the Rivers State Government. The Federal Government must return our money".
Governor Wike said all the stories being peddled about the money belonging to the National Intelligence Agency are false and mere face saving measures by the embattled APC Federal Government. He said: "As I speak to you, the Federal Government is so embarrassed that this has happened. All the stories that the money belongs to the NIA are fake".
Governor Wike challenged the Federal Government to set up a panel of Inquiry, which will sit publicly to investigate the money, if it doubted the claim of the Rivers State Government. He stated that the Rivers State Government needs the money to complete an array of projects, insisting that on no account would this criminal activity be swept under the carpet. The governor said as long as the Federal Government continues to disturb the progress of Rivers State, so long will God throw the Federal Government into confusion. "We are giving them seven days to return our money. Otherwise, we would take legal action to recover our money. $43million will help us complete several projects. We need that money for projects", he said.
Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media. 14th April, 2017.

Update! Footballer, Ahmed Musa divorces his wife Jamila, set to marry a second one

Former Super Eagles assistant captain and Leicester City football club player, Ahmed Musa, has divorced his wife and mother of his two children, Jamila. Recall that on April 6th, Ahmed got an invitation from the UK police, following suspicions he was physically abusing Jamila at their home.
The couple had gotten into an argument after Ahmed shared a photo of his girlfriend and soon to be wife, Juliet on social media, calling her his Queen.
Family sources say Ahmed has officially divorced Jamila and she is back in Kano state with their two children. The football star is said to have offered Jamila one of his houses in Kano and also a recent model of a Honda car. Sources say Jamila has reportedly refused to seek legal help to challenge the divorce.
Meanwhile Ahmed is set to marry his second wife, Juliet who hails from Cross Rivers state but resides in Lagos. They had their introduction ceremony on March 25th.

I Won’t Dare Ridicule Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister – K1 De Ultimate

As the debate over the evolution of fuji music gets hotter, the man at the center of the controversy, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, K1 de Ultimate, has said that he is not out to discredit the late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister or do anything that will affect the respect due to him.
Wasiu told an online television platform, FlipTV, in an interview that his argument about the evolution of fuji music is not to doubt Barrister’s fundamental contributions to the genre.
According to him, what he disagreed with at a forum where he made a statement that angered many of Barrister’s followers and family members is a submission that ‘fuji’ took its name from Fuji Island in Japan.
He said, “I won’t dare ridicule Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. The man is late now, and, in Yorubaland, you don’t speak ill of the dead. I am so loyal to him that I gave him a befitting burial when he was alive. That was based on an arrangement I had with him.
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“The bone of contention at the programme is about someone saying fuji music derived its name from Fuji Island. To that, I say ‘Capital No’. And I doubt if my late mentor ever said anything like that. Fuji means ‘faaji’. Our old people on Lagos Island used to ask, ‘Kin ni fuji e?’, ‘Kin ni faaji e?”