21 Apr 2017

Another $19,000, N18m recovered from Senator Goje’s house in Abuja

Security operatives who stormed the Abuja residence of Danjuma Goje, the senator representing Gombe central, found cash in sums of $19,000 and 4,000 Saudi riyals.

They also found cash of 18 million Nigerian Naira.

Although the police authorities are yet to issue a statement on the Thursday afternoon search, there are unconfirmed reports that they might have been acting on a tip-off.

Goje, who was governor of Gombe from 2003-2011, was at the national assembly office working on the 2017 budget when federal police stormed his residence with over 40 officers.

“Our men were there for between four and five hours and they carried out a thorough search,” the source told The Cable.

It was learnt that officers broke down doors and all the boxes found in the house of the chairman of the senate appropriations committee. They also went through all the files in the residence.
Recall that EFCC recently recovered about N15billion in a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Face of 45yrs old man who impregnated Primary School girl; says she's his lover

45yrs old Mr Victor Emmanuel, who was arrested for having s*x with a 13yrs old girl and getting her pregnant, has insisted that he did nothing wrong.

The man who's a tailor, described the girl as his fiancée. According to him, he was already planning to marry her and has given her parents N20,000 and drinks as part of marriage rites.

According to New Telegraph, Mr. Emmanuel was arrested by detectives attached to the Ajangbadi Police Station after the victim’s school alerted them. The police said that the suspect r*ped the girl and described her as a minor.

Emmanuel, an indigene of Imo State, said: “I didn’t r*pe her! We are in a relationship. We’re even planning to get married. We have been dating for 8 months now. The girl’s parents know me. Yes, I know she’s pregnant for me.

I have accepted the pregnancy and I’m already taking care of her. I have started the marriage rites. In fact, the girl’s parents had been collecting money from me. I have paid N20,000 to them for introduction and to buy drinks.

They have asked me to bring N100,000, out of which I have paid N64,000. The school authority said she was too young. The school authority insisted that I should come to the school. When I got to the school, I was arrested.”

The Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sergeant Mary Ikumo, said that the victim’s parents claimed not to know or had ever set eyes on Emmanuel, alleging that their daughter, who is just in primary six, was r*ped by Emmanuel.

Omg! Married Women Attack Lady Sharing Her Nude Pics To Lure Married Men

A 21-year-old lady has clashed with some married women after posting her n*de photographs on WhatsApp groups in order to lure married men.

H-metro reports that Leila Nyasha is under fire from married ladies in several WhatsApp groups.

She has been accused of hooking teenage ladies and included them in her "runs" life.

When confronted, Leila confirmed posing n*de but said the photograph could have been posted on WhatsApp group by her ex-boyfriend but she doesn't care.

Her n*de photo which cannot be published because of the extreme nudity has generated buzz.

One of the married woman who reacted, said, “She is making herself available for exploitation by men and I feel as a woman we need to watch what we do and how we present ourselves to others because that’s the only way we can be respected.”

Omg! Newborn baby boy pulled out alive from shallow grave three days after his mum buried him

A baby boy was miraculously saved from death after he was pulled out of a shallow grave where he was buried by his 25-year-old South African mother. The child had been in the grave for three days and was discovered after factory staff heard a cry and decided to investigate.

The incident occurred in the town of Paddock, in KwaZulu-Natal Province, eastern South Africa.  The baby's mother, who works in a factory, made a makeshift grave using sand and timber taken from the factory. After the baby was found days later by her co-workers, the mother confessed that she buried him because she was upset that her parents will be angry with her for having a second child.

Captain Gerald Mfeka confirmed the incident to journalists, saying: "They searched and found him hidden underneath some timber, covered in sand. On hearing the commotion, the mother confessed that the child was hers. Her explanation was that she was afraid of her parents.

"This was her second child, the elder one being four years old, and she felt her parents would not approve of another baby."

Update! See more photos from the scene where over 30 football fans got electrocuted in calabar

Last night in Calabar, over 20 football fans watching the  UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht lost their lives after they got electrocuted when a transformer close to the viewing centre fell and a cable dropped on the zinc of the building.

The Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade in statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press, Mr Christian Ita, sympathized with the family of those who lost their lives saying the incident marks a dark chapter in the life of the state. He promised to look into the cause of the accident in order to prevent a recurrence. 

Electricity authorities, have said it is illegal to construct buildings near high tension cables. More photos after the cut..

Photo credits: Channels TV

Update! See Photos/Video from the arrest of Nigerian pastor accused of sexually abusing young women in South Africa

Nigerian pastor, Tim Omotoso who is accused of molesting the congregants of his church including teenage girls has been taken into custody.

The Hawks earlier confirmed they are investigating allegations of human trafficking against the televangelist - following a lead by the SABC's Special Assignment.
 The controversial Nigerian pastor was arrested on Thursday, April 20, at the Port Elizabeth airport in a dramatic show by the Hawks and some members of the police's tactical response unit.

The plane touched down at the airport at around 3pm when he and other passengers entered the baggage arrival hall, members armed with automatic weapons rushed into the area as he appeared to be fleeing.

In the confusion, some members were seen running through the airport looking for him but he was found inside the toilet in the arrivals.

He was then marched out of the toilet and the airport building to an awaiting car, as crowds at the airport cheered his arrest.

Hawks spokesperson, Robert Netshiunda says the evangelist could be facing more charges.
"We have arrested him for trafficking persons. We are laying that charge now. Because we are investigating further, there's a possibility of us adding more charges," he said. 
The 58-year-old pastor allegedly trafficked young women and girls from various branches of his church to a house in, uMhlanga, Kwazulu-Natal where he allegedly exploited them sexually.
The pastor was arrested shortly after landing at the Port Elizabeth International Airport by the Hawks and the South African Police Service’s Tactical Response Team (TRT) members.
The suspect will appear before the New Law Court in Port Elizabeth on Friday, 21 April.

 More photos and the video below...

Nigerian husband of Canadian woman accused of human smuggling arrested by U.S. Customs

Authorities in the United States say a Nigerian national, Victor Omoruyi, husband of Michelle Omoruyi and two Canadian citizens have been apprehended as part of an investigation into human smuggling. 

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection said yesterday, in a statement, their own agents apprehended the two Canadian citizens and Mr Omoruyi on the North Dakota side of the border between North Portal and Northgate. According to The National Post, Mr Omoruyi was being held Thursday at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center.

On Wednesday, April 20, authorities announced that Michelle Omoruyi, 43, of Regina, was facing rare human smuggling charges after she was stopped by RCMP last Friday evening driving a vehicle near the border with nine foreign nationals from West Africa.

So far, authorities have released few details about how these individuals fell under suspicion and whether other arrests could follow. But a senior U.S. border official said Thursday the growing numbers of migrants seeking to jump the border has everyone on high alert.
“It’s on everybody’s radar,” said Alan Zeitvogel, acting division chief of operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Grand Forks, N.D.
The nine individuals had bypassed formal channels to come into the country, entering instead somewhere between the North Portal and Northgate crossings, the legal entry points into Saskatchewan from North Dakota. They subsequently filed refugee claims and were released from CBSA custody pending the outcome of their refugee hearings.

The following day, police searched a Regina residence and found a significant amount of cash — some in foreign currency, RCMP said.

During a four-month investigation, the Canada Border Services Agency “uncovered evidence to suggest suspected smugglers were allegedly bringing foreign nationals into Canada from the United States by facilitating their illegal crossing between designated ports of entry," Jason Evert, a CBSA assistant director, told reporters Wednesday.

The identities of the other two — a man and a woman — could not be verified, but Zeitvogel confirmed all three were still in custody and charges were pending.

It is not known how many other people may be connected to the suspected smuggling operation. The charges against Omoruyi have not been proven in court.

There are many reasons why migrants might pay a smuggler to help them get across the border, Zeitvogel said. Maybe it’s because of their knowledge of the area or because they can provide a means of transportation, he said.

In January, five Nigerians including three children were believed to be headed for Saskatchewan but became stranded in a North Dakota field near Portal in the bitter cold.  Burke County Sheriff Jeremy Grohs said they were suffering from frostbite and the onset of hypothermia. The youngest, about 15 months old, was flown to the hospital.

According to federal data, Saskatchewan saw only a handful of irregular border crossings from asylum seekers in the first three months of this year. Nationwide, the number of irregular crossings climbed from 315 in January, to 658 in February, to 887 in March.

Shocking! Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses, labels them as "extremist

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling banning Jehovah's Witnesses after the justice ministry called on it to dissolve the “extremist organisation”.

Supreme Court judge Yury Ivanenko said Russia had decided to close down “the administrative centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the local organisations in its fold and turn their property over to the Russian Federation.”

The decision comes after the ministry said it had found signs of “extremist activity” within the organisation and requested that it be banned. What signs?

“They represent a threat to the rights of people, public order and public safety,” Russian news agencies quoted justice ministry representative Svetlana Borisova as saying.

AFP reports that the group which has 395 centres across Russia, has vowed to appeal the decision.

“I’m shocked,” Yaroslav Sivulsky, who represents the group’s administrative centre, told reporters.

I didn’t expect that this could be possible in modern Russia, where the constitution guarantees freedom of religious practice.”

Russia’s Jehovah Witnesses have had several run-ins with law enforcement in recent years.

In January, the chairman of the group’s branch in the town of Dzerzhinsk was fined for having distributed material that authorities deem extremist.

See The Weapons And Charms Recovered From Cultists In Rivers State

Some of the  weapons and charm recovered by security operatives from some cultists and terrorists on Thursday in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State. See more below...

Tragic! Footballer Ugo Ehiogu dies from cardiac arrest

Nigerian-born ex-England international defender, Ugochukwu Ehiogu, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday. He was 44.

Ugo, as he's fondly called, suffered the cardiac arrest at the training ground of Tottenham Hotspur, where he was managing the U-23 team.

His death was announced by his employers this Friday morning.

Born of Nigerian parents in Homerton, England, on November 3, 1972, Ehiogu opted to play for the English national team despite spirited attempts by Nigeria to make him switch loyalty.

Ehiogu played for Aston Villa between 1991 and 2000, making over 200 appearances.

In 2000, he joined Middlesbrough where he spent seven years.

He won three League Cups — with Villa in 1994 and 1996, and Middlesbrough in 2004 who beat Jay Jay Okocha’s Bolton in the final.

He also played for West Brom, Leeds, Rangers and Sheffield United, before retiring in 2009 after a 20-year professional career.  RIP!

Shocking! Man Brutalises Daughter For Watching TV In Neighbour’s Room (Photos)

Olagunju Adekunle believed to be a manager in one of the UBA branches in Ibadan shared the very sad news on Facebook. He wrote;

"God,I can't just believe this in my life,i was driving to the office this morning and I've a reasons to make a call and before I know,I was out of call card ,as I alighted from my car to get a recharge card ,I sighted this small girl(Esther by name) be beaten mercilessly with his heartless and reasonless father.

Please where are the human right, who can be of assistance to help this girl out of her heartless father? I was so fortunate to interrogate her mother who told me that the girl went to the next neighbour room just to watch TV.

I took the girl to the nearby police station on our way getting there ,the girl and her mother was redirected to the nearby police station which is very closer to their house.

I called her father and I questioned him the reasons why he beats the girl mercilessly like that and his respond was very dishearten even he promises and threaten to beat his wife on her way back from work....Good people of Nigeria,kindly give helping hands as regard to this case, before it's getting out of hands."

K1, Davido To Perform At Eniola Badmus' Dad's Burial

The final burial party for the father of Nollywood actress/comedian Eniola Badmus will take place this weekend on Sunday 23rd of April in Lagos. The actress lost her father last month at the age of 85.This weekend will be an opportunity for her and members of her family to host all friends and well-wishers to celebrate the life of their dear father.

Expected to perform at the event are King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (K1) and Davido with so many side attraction. The burial will also attract important dignitaries from all works of life.

Teebillz - "About a year ago I never thought I will have a reason to laugh again"

Teebillz was rescued during his attempt to commit suicide on Lekki-Ikoyi bridge in 2016, after facing depression from the breakdown of his marriage to singer, Tiwa Savage. Thanking God for being with him during his healing process, Teebillz in a post shared minutes ago via Instagram wrote;

"When you are in a dark place, from my own personal experience I know it's very hard to believe anything good and even the concept of God is questionable at that moment. Trust me, God will definitely come through for you..... About a year ago I never thought I will have a reason to laugh again. But God's Mercies and Grace are beyond human COMPREHENSION !

TRUST in Him.
Keep HOPE Alive.
Have FAITH in God's Faithfulness.
He is your FATHER and His LOVE for you is Eternal and Unconditional.
If you can see and believe this HELP is on the way.
Hopefully this picture can help someone out there that is poisoned by stress, under pressure, feeling pain or afraid of failure. Know this for SURE my God can fix every broken situation in your life....NEVER give up ...Keep on Keeping on !!! You will ALSO LAUGH again."

Gay Nigerian pastor, Jide Macaulay sounds a note of warning to all gays in Nigerian

Jide Macaulay who is the first openly gay Nigerian pastor, sent out this note of warning to all gays in Nigeria. Read what he said below...

See the Corp member who asked for a photograph with Fayose and got offered immediate employment

Osamwonyi Bright Osas pictured above, a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration and currently serving at the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, was Thursday offered immediate employment by the Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, after he asked to take a photograph with him.

According to reports, Fayose was in Ikere Ekiti for an on the spot assessment of the third phase ongoing Ado/Ikere road dualization when he was accosted by the Corps member.
"Good afternoon Mr. Governor, I am a native of Edo, I relocated from Adamawa to Ekiti State because of my love for you, I follow everything you do religiously online, I love you so much and I pray God take you higher and higher. I graduated from UNIBEN with a first class in Political Science and Public Administration, one thing I pray thee Sir, please allow me snap with you Sir", Osas who was in NYSC outfit said.
Fayose who seemed impressed by the Corps members attitude, obliged and photographers took photos of them. Immediately after the photograph session, Fayose said:
"Go to the provost tomorrow, tell her I asked her to give you automatic employment".
Osas who was overwhelmed by the governor's gesture went on his knees in appreciation, thanking God and Fayose for the favour.
Speaking with newsmen after the encounter, Osas said:
"I am overwhelmed seeing the governor of Ekiti State today, he's an amiable leader and he is so down to service, when I was in school as an undergraduate I do read many of his speeches on what governance should be, on how to move Nigeria forward. I am in love with the fact that he's fearless, he discharges his duties without fear or favour, that is one of the qualities I cherish in him. I learnt from him that for you to rule successfully, you must appreciate the common man, he is a very good friend of the masses, seeing him come so close to the people inspires me, I was just coming from my CDS now and I saw him here, I was so happy and I said I must see him before he leaves and that was why I accosted him. 
I just thanked God for what happened now and I pray God bless him abundantly. He has just called the provost that I should be retained, that I should be given automatic employment, permanent employment, he called the provost and the provost said first thing on Monday I should come with my CV. I just want to appreciate governor Fayose." he said.

Wow! Check out photos of K1's new daughter, Princess Melissa Marshal

King Wasiu Ayinde’s wife, Titi Masha welcomed a baby girl in Chicago, last week. The new baby has now been named Royal Princess Melissa Marshal. More photos below...

Omg! See over 30 football fans electrocuted in a viewing center in Calabar

More than 30 football fans watching the UEFA Europa League football quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht lost their lives in an electrocution tragedy which happened at a viewing center in Nyahasang, Atimbo Calabar, Cross River state last night.

According to reports, a transformer near the viewing center fell which caused one of the high tension cables attached to the transformer to fall on the zinc of the viewing center building. At least 30 people died from the electrocution while the few that survived were badly burnt and have been taken to Cross River state Teaching hospital. May their souls rest in peace. Amen. More pics after the cut..