10/04/2024

Graphic: The heartbreaking moment actor Junior Pope Odonwodo’s c%rpse was retrieved from the Anam river

 



Nigerian Court Sentences TikTok User To Three Years Jail For Defaming Nollywood Actress

 Nwakaego Okoye was convicted on Wednesday, April 3, after she pleaded guilty to the charge brought against her. 


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has convicted and sentenced a TiKTok user, Nwakaego Okoye for defaming a Nollywood, Eniola Badmus. 

Nwakaego Okoye was convicted on Wednesday, April 3, after she pleaded guilty to the charge brought against her. 

She confessed to have defamed actress Eníola Badmus because a friend, Fortune Ibe, promised to pay her N200,000 to do so.

08/04/2024

Court Remands Emefiele For Alleged Fraud, Abuse Of Office

 


A Special Offences Court presided over by Justice Rahman Oshodi, on Monday, April 8, 2024, remanded Mr Godwin Emefiele, former Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged abuse of office.

Nigerian Man Lukman Arrested In Ghana For $7.5m BEC Fraud

 

A Nigerian man, Lukman , has been arrested and charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and unauthorised access to a protected computer related to a $7.5 million scheme.

Money Laundering by Politically Exposed Persons in Nigeria: Consequences and Combative Measures

 

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to discuss political corruption in Nigeria and to assess the limitation of the immunity clause of the Nigerian constitution. This is particularly important in light of the recent developments to criminalise money-laundering in the country.

VIDEO: Nigerian woman arrested with cocaine worth N75m at Indian airport

 

A Nigerian woman was arrested by customs officials at the international airport for allegedly smuggling into the country cocaine worth ₹ 82 crore, (N75m) according to an official statement issued on Thursday.

The accused was intercepted after she arrived from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on Tuesday.

Sharing a video on Thursday, Asian News International wrote, “Based on specific intelligence, Customs at IGI Airport has arrested one Nigerian passenger who arrived from Addis Ababa

“I thought you guys said rich people don’t give birth to plenty kids” – Twitter user reacts to photo of billionaire Tony Elumelu and his 7 kids

 

A Twitter user has reacted to the viral photo of philanthropist and billionaire, Tony Elumelu and his 7 kids.

In the viral photo, the billionaire businessman could be seen leading his brood to an unknown destination with his wife behind them. The billionaire has 5 kids, which include a female triplet and twin boys.

06/04/2024

“I am handling situation better than my old self” – Toyin Abraham makes revelation with her husband

 

Nollywood actress and filmmaker Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi has revealed how she has been able to improve herself.

The multiple award winning actress rocked her verified Instagram page with lovely moments which are captured in photos between herself and her husband, Kolawole Ajeyemi.

Sharing this post, the mother of one revealed that she love when she always come to the realization that she is handling things better than her old self would have done.

The captured photos include a throwback of herself and Kolawole Ajeyemi.

O Ga OO: NIgerian govt plans new national ID card with payment, social features

 


The Federal Government in conjunction with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), is set to launch an enhanced National Identity card, which will be layered with payment capabilities and social service features.

This new card will also be developed in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS) and powered by AfriGO, a national domestic card scheme.

“What other lies are you going to tell the court” – Faith Ojo blows hot at Lizzy Anjorin and her husband Lateef Lawal over land theft case

 


Faith Ojo and Lizzy Anjorin’s husband Lateef Lawal have been in a court for a while now, over a land struggle.

Earlier on in February, Faith Ojo publicly called out Lateef Lawal for allegedly stealing her land in Lagos, and she threatened to take the matter to court. It seems that she stood by her word, because from her post, it is evident that they went to court.

25/03/2024

Tolulope Basirat Adeoyethe notorious bully on Facebook, once again exposed herself on live chat

 


Abike jagaban, the notorious bully on Facebook, once again exposed herself on live chat yesterday. While she was on her live program, she received a call from someone and the details of her discussion with the said caller was about her desperate attempt to become queen (Olori) in the palace of Ooni of ife. She left her seat in front of the camera to another  place  to answer the call with the thought that no one would hear details of her conversation with the caller. But as God will have it, the oloriburuku



 Tolulope Basirat Adeoyethe notorious bully on Facebook, once again exposed herself on live chat betrayed herself and we heard everything-. She  attacked an important personality (yeye odua of Yoruba land)  chief Toyin Kolade, who she claimed foiled her desperate attempt to get the king to marry her.She was really really bitter towards this woman, and she promised to deal with her for daring to tell her that she can’t marry  Ooni. 


Another confirmation we got from her discussion with the caller was the age long position that the palace and others were actually the one paying her to bully Mama Esabod. There was also a claim from the call that confirmed that Abike was using the money given to her to consult Babalawo and mediums to get the king to look her way. 


Pls listen to the attached video. 


This is just a summary, I will  give a comprehensive account of what happened later. 


@highlight @followers 


Thanks 🙏🏽

05/03/2024

A scammer couple caught on camera

Scammers take advantage of the generosity and open heart of philantropic people to make them victims of fake charity scams.

 They may also pose as individuals needing donations for health or other reasons.


Scammers may also play on your emotions by claiming to help children who are ill.


Fake charities operate in a number of different ways. You may be approached on the street or at your front door by people collecting money. Scammers may also set up fake websites which look similar to those operated by real charities. Some scammers will call or email you requesting a donation.

17/02/2024

Ogun State Monarch Suspended For Decorating Fuji Musician, Wasiu Ayinde With New Naira Notes

 

The traditional ruler confirmed the development on Saturday to PUNCH, adding that the suspension was announced during the traditional rulers' meeting on Friday.

The Olu of Owode in the Obafemi/Owode Local Government of Ogun State, Oba Kolawole Sowemimo, has been slammed with a two-month suspension for decorating a popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known as KWAM 1 or K1 De Ultimate.

The traditional ruler confirmed the development on Saturday to PUNCH, adding that the suspension was announced during the traditional rulers' meeting on Friday.

He was suspended for two months without salaries by the Egba Traditional Council over alleged abuse of naira notes.

“They said the suspension was due to the way I spent money on one musician,” he said.

He continued, “And when I was asked if I had anything to say, I stood up and apologised for whatever I had done wrong and the suspension which was earlier announced to be for three months without salaries was reduced to two months.

“I totally accept the verdict of the council because it is the person that we love that we chastise, so I am good with the decision."

A viral video in early January showed the royal father decorating Wasiu Ayinde, with knitted new notes of N1000 which was used as a garland to decorate the musician.

The council had filed a complaint against Sowemimo for publicly disparaging Nigerian currency, which is a violation of Central Bank of Nigeria legislation.

He was reportedly suspended on Friday during the Egba Traditional Council's February statutory meeting, which was presided over by the Alake and supreme monarch of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo.

In a joint resolution, the meeting adopted the monarch's suspension based on the suggestion of its Ethics Committee, which stated that he (Sowemimo) should not display himself as a traditional king during his suspension.

According to the resolution, Sowemimo shall not be invited or seen at any government or public function as a traditional king, and he should not get any remuneration for three months.

Oba Saka Matemilola, Chairman of the Egba Traditional Council's three-member Ethics Committee, read the committee's report and stated that the committee reached its decision after reviewing the viral video in which Sowemimo violated the ethics of a Yoruba traditional institution by defacing Nigeria's currency.

The committee chairman, Olowu of Owu, stated that results proved that the embattled traditional ruler was seen in public carrying a strewn naira as a bead and hanging onto the neck of a singer.

The chairman added that a lot of public condemnation of the act inundated the council with derisive comments on the traditional institution, stressing that the said Oba’s action is in contradiction of Section 21(1) of Central Bank Act, 2007.

The National Orientation Agency had also last month issued a strict warning to the embattled traditional ruler for abusing the naira notes during his 13th anniversary of ascension to the royal stool.

Reacting to the video in a statement signed and directed to the monarch, Director-General, NOA, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the display was an abuse of the national currency that attracts imprisonment, fines, or both. 


02/02/2024

“APC This Isn’t What We Promised”: KWAM 1’s Daughter Wails Over Economy After Family Supported Party



 Famous Nigerian Fuji musician King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (KWAM 1)'s daughter, Dami, has complained about the country's ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), in a surprising turn of events. 

Recall that during the presidential election, Dami Marshall was very vocal about her support for the APC during the 2023 election and never hesitated to drag Nigerian youths who were not on the same page with her

In a new development, Dami Marshall took to social media to call out the APC-led government only after a few months in office.


In her words: “APC this is not what we promised Nigerians, people are really suffering. Let us tell ourselves the truth for God’s sake.

01/02/2024

BEWARE OF A SCAMMER TOPE AJADI


Wanted!!!
Tope Ajadi Agbede from Ogbomosho robbed Esabod 3million Naira in 2018 and ran away.


 

31/01/2024

Wanted for a Robbery

 Contact on email: [email protected] 


Wanted!!!!

If you know his whereabouts or where he lives or his family. Please contact me inbox. 

Reward: 100,000 Naira 


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29/01/2024

US-based PDP Chieftain Killed in Ejigbo

 

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party In Osun State Professor Richard Akinola Idowu popularly known as Ade Ori Okin was on Saturday shot dead by a local security guard while bidding him farewell after an event.

Professor Idowu who an associate Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at Praire View A & M University, Houston Texas is also the propietor of
RAI GLOBAL TRUST FOUNDATION

The tragic incident occurred around 8:30 pm on Saturday along Inisha Road of Ejigbo after attending a function with his political associates, and the son of Ogiyan of Ejigbo, Oyeyode Oyesosin.

After the meeting at the king’s residence, the son ordered the security guard to fire gunshots into the air to bid farewell to his friends.

Unfortunately, one of the bullets struck the Professor, resulting in his death, and the enraged mob subsequently killed the security guard.

Afeez Lawal, the personal assistant to Professor Richard who was present at the scene, recounted that his boss, a lecturer at Prairie View A&M University in Houston, Texas, and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had attended a ceremony where Governor Ademola Adeleke was conferred with a chieftaincy title before the tragic incident occurred.

He said: “We headed to Ejigbo for the 50th coronation anniversary of the Ogiyan of Ejigbo. Immediately, after the event, we were almost set to go back to Osogbo, the king’s son, Oyeyode Oyesosin said we should go to his house along Inisha road for a brief meeting, so those that followed him home Ayodele Asalu, Timothy and Prof Richard.

When the king’s son wanted to bid his guests farewell, he ordered the local security to fire guns to the air, as a gesture but unfortunately, one of the security’s guns was facing down, instead of firing to the sky, he fired the bullet downward, the bullet hit Professor on his leg, he fell, before we could rush him to the hospital he had lost a lot of blood. He gave up the ghost at the Baptist hospital in Ejigbo.”

The aide confirmed that the remains of the Professor had been deposited in Osun State University Teaching Hospital Morgue.

Meanwhile, Governor Ademola Adeleke ordered through investigation over the killing of Adeoriokin and one other as he condoled with the Ogiyan of Ejigbo, Oba Omowonuola Oyeyosin.

He directed law enforcement agencies to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the incident and ensure that the law takes its cause.

He further called for pre-emptive action by the security agencies to prevent any possible counter-attacks or eruption of violence in the ancient town following the sad incident.

Adeleke Urged families of the deceased not to take laws into their own hands.

He said: “What happened at Ejigbo is really sad. I extend my condolences to the families of the deceased. I have directed an immediate investigation into the killings of Dr Richard Adeoriokin and the subsequent killing of his killer. I have also instructed the State Police Command to issue guidelines on the usage of local guns. Such regulations will enhance the safety and protection of the citizens, especially at public functions.”

17/01/2024

PATHETIC LIAR LIZZY VIDEO: A woman, Folashade Olalude was on Friday arraigned before the Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court over alleged cyberbullying and threat to kill.

 

A woman, Folashade Olalude was on Friday arraigned before the Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court over alleged cyberbullying and threat to kill.

The woman was said to demanded over N5m, on different occasions from one Alhaji Lawal Abdullateef, husband to Nollywood actress, Lizzy Anjorin.

She was also said to have threatened to publish his name on the Internet as a fraudster or used bloggers’ websites to defame his character and the reputation of his wife, Lizzy Anjorin if her demands were not met.

The defendant was slammed with four counts of conspiracy, intent to steal, cyberbullying and threat to kill.


 

 LIZZY ANJORIN

According to the Police Prosecutor, Mr. Henry Obiazi, the defendant and others now at large, between 2015 and 2022, conspired among themselves to commit the alleged offences.

He also told the court that the defendant had, sometime in October 2023, written a letter to the businessman, threatening to kill him, adding that the defendant equally sent the same threat message to Abdullateef’s phone.

The offences committed contravened Sections 411, 301, and 232 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, according to the Police Prosecutor.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against her

The defendant’s lawyer, I. S. Ijenkeri, pleaded with the court to admit the defendant to bail in the most liberal terms, saying that the charges against her were bailable.

After listening to the submissions of both lawyers, Magistrate Fowowe-Ersiafe, in her ruling, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum.

The magistrate, however, ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Kirikiri female section of the NCS facility, pending when she would meet the bail conditions.

Magistrate Fowowe-Ersiafe subsequently adjourned the matter until March 14, 2024, for trial.

Ibadan Explosion Caused By Explosives Stored By Illegal Miners; 2 Killed, 77 Injured, Says Oyo Gov, Makinde

 


Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has said that two people were killed in the explosion that rocked Ibadan, the state capital on Tuesday evening. 

He said, "We visited the scene of the explosion which occurred at about 7.44 pm yesterday, 16 January 2024 in Bodija, Ibadan. This unfortunate incident resulted in death and injury to residents in the vicinity and also affected properties. We have already deployed first responders and all relevant agencies within Oyo State to carry out comprehensive search and rescue operations. These operations will continue throughout the night.

"Earth moving equipment, ambulances, emergency lights, and security were deployed to the scene of the incident. The wounded and injured are being treated and moved to public and private hospitals within Ibadan. Medical personnel are on standby at these hospitals to provide all needed assistance to the injured. We have visited UCH to see some of those injured during the incident.

"In total, we have 77 injured victims so far, most of whom were treated and discharged and 2 fatalities. May their souls rest in peace and may God give their loved ones the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

"I have directed that the medical bills of all victims be covered by the government. We will also be providing temporary accommodation for those whose houses were affected and ensuring that they are supported to rebuild their lives.

"Preliminary investigations by the security agencies revealed that illegal miners occupying one of the houses in Bodija had stored explosive devices there which caused the blast. The investigations are ongoing. All those found culpable for this will be brought to book.

"I urge all residents to please call 615 for any emergencies they may be experiencing at this time and to remain calm and stay away from the immediate scene of the incident to allow rescue operations to be carried out without interference.

"We are grateful to the first responders, security personnel and all those who are at the scene to assist with the rescue operations as well as the medical personnel taking care of the injured.

"Please say a prayer for those who have been affected by this disaster as we continue with the rescue operations."


Nigerian Female Soldier Who Complained About Sexual Harassment By Senior Military Officers In Viral Video Arrested, Flown From Lagos To Abuja

 


The soldier serving in Lagos State, who did not disclose her name, raised the alarm in the viral video that some senior army officers were threatening her life for rejecting their sexual advances.

Afemale soldier in the Nigerian Army who recently complained in the viral video about sexual harassment in the military has been arrested and moved to Abuja.

ESABOD learned that the soldier was flown to Abuja from Lagos on Tuesday morning.

“The lady who complained in the viral video about sexual harassment in the military has been arrested and moved to Abuja by air this morning. She was flown out accompanied by military police in mufti from Lagos to Abuja,” a top military source told

She lamented how the senior army officers – who she identified as Col. I.B. Abdulkareem, Col. G.S. Ogor and Brig. Gen. I.B. Solebo – had been oppressing her since she was posted to Cantonment Medical Centre, Ojo, Lagos in 2022, for refusing their sexual advances. She said she had been locked up several times for no reason, ejected from her apartment, and put in a psychiatric hospital for a month without any medication based on a false claim that she had a mental illness.

According to her, her bank account had been frozen since February 2023 and she had not been paid salary for no reason.

She further alleged that Col. Abdulkareem had attempted to rape her on multiple occasions. The female soldier said the army officer later claimed that she had a mental illness, adding that she had made several efforts including writing a petition and getting some senior and junior officers to intervene but that all was to no avail.

She also said that Col. Abdulkareem had denied her access to every army course and passes to see her parents. According to her, her father contacted Col. Abdulkareem over her issues, but he (Abdulkareem) reportedly told her father to inform her to obey the last order.  

She said, “I know definitely they will come for me. They will lock me up and they will dismiss me but I don’t care. I can’t endure again. Before coming out to make this video, I can’t endure again. I don’t want to die young.

“If anything should happen to me, please hold Col. I.B. Abdulkareem, Col. G.S. Ogor and Brig. Gen. I.B. Solebo responsible, because they don’t want me to grow. They don’t want my progress.

“In 2022, I was posted to Cantonment Medical Center, Ojor where I met Col. I.B. Abdulkareem, who requested for me and I refused. Ever since then, this man has been my nightmare in the army - threatening to dismiss me each time he sees me.

“He ejected me from my room, sent some boys to my house. I have all the evidence and I have witness. He came to my house to eject me.

“Each time I try to expose him or each time any senior officer tries to intervene, he also stigmatizes me, that I have mental illness. He would always tell them that I have mental illness.

“He wrote to DOA three times to board me out of the army. He froze my account for one year. He froze my account since February last year (2023) till date, no salary.

“I have cried to some senior officers. I wrote a petition using Section 179 of the Armed Forces Act. I have seen so many officers, senior officers, junior officers to intervene but none of them is giving me a listening ear. Any time anyone tries to intervene, he will tell them that I have mental illness.

“There was a day he locked me, he almost raped me and when they caught him, he said I have mental illness and he took me to a psychiatric hospital and locked me up there for one month without any medication.

“He has denied me access to military courses, meanwhile, they know very well that my progression in the army is determined by my course attendance. Now course, I have been given admission in a medical school but he refused to release me.

“There was a day I called my dad and my dad intervened but he told my dad to tell me to obey the last order. What is the last order? For him to sleep with me?

“He has denied me everything. I can’t even go on passes to see my parents. No pass, no leave for me. But please and please, if anything should happen to me, hold them responsible, especially Col. IB Abdulkareem, Col. GS Ogor and Brig. Gen. IB Solebo. They are my nightmare in the Army.

“They have done everything to tarnish my image because they are all course mates. I don't know what I have done to them. Till today I haven’t collected salary. I can’t endure this again. Let the worst happen.”

SaharaReporters had on Friday reported that it had begun an investigation into alleged maltreatment.

The army in a release by Major-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, said the female soldier had yet to inform relevant bodies and institutions about her predicament before releasing the video.





Gani Adams backs YOF against diaspora Obas

 


The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has thrown his weight behind the Yoruba Obas Forum’s call against having Yoruba Obas in the diaspora. He states that it is illegal for anybody living outside the shores of Nigeria to parade himself as a Yoruba Oba.

HAKEEM: Retired Nurse, Housemaid Stabbed To Death

 

Mrs Esther Amali, a retired nurse, and her housemaid, Mercy Mwuese, were reportedly stabbed to death by a young guy who broke into their home near the Federal Low-Cost Estate in Makurdi, Benue State’s capital.

An eyewitness account said the incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday while another source said the suspected murderer entered the complex and attacked the housemaid, who was in her twenties when the retired nurse was out of the house.

There were two explanations for why the accused murderer invaded the house.

One version claimed that the housemaid was impregnated by one of the opposition cultists who had supposedly murdered one of their members.

Another version alleged that the deceased’s housemaid had an argument with the suspected killer over his friend, whom Mercy accused of being responsible for her pregnancy and now the father of her child.

New Telegraph discovered that the accused murderer had repeatedly told the deceased housemaid to stop associating his acquaintance with the father of her child.

The attacker was claimed to have scaled fence to get access to the property while the retired nurse was not present. The retired nurse returned to the residence at the same time the attacker was stabbing the housemaid, according to an eyewitness, and was welcomed by loud noise from the housemaid.

The eyewitness said, “As soon as the retired nurse entered and heard the cry of the housemaid, she rushed in only to see a young man stabbing Mercy (housemaid)

“Mama started begging and calling the name of the suspected murderer to stop but he could not listen to Mama’s plea as he went on to stab Mercy until she was unconscious and then faced Mama and also stabbed her multiple times.

“Before help could reach Mama (retired nurse)the suspected murderer had escaped.

“But neighbours immediately arranged for a vehicle and conveyed Mama and the housemaid to the hospital.  While on the way to the hospital, Mama though, gasping for breath, was able to narrate how the incident happened in a little way.

“Unfortunately, she could not make it as she gave up the ghost before getting to the hospital.

“Their remains have been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi while another neighbour had taken custody of the baby the housemaid left behind.

I Prepared Myself For Probe – Buhari

 

The immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration prepared for probe.

Speaking on Tuesday, the Erstwhile Nigerian President said he kept an account of his time in power, knowing that he would always be required to account for all entrusted to him.

At the book launch titled, “Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser Media and Publicity (2015–2023),” he chronicled his achievements in the eight years he was in power.

Authored by Femi Adesina and “Muhammadu Buhari: The Nigerian Legacy (2015–2023), a compilation of about a hundred contributors edited by Dr. Udu Yakubu.

Buhari, who was visiting the nation’s capital for the first time since leaving office on May 29, 2023, said under his watch, nothing was done under the veil of secrecy.

Buhari said, “Without documentation, revisionism wins. Human beings often have short memories, and unless events are recorded in cold print, some people would come and attempt to either distort or even obliterate recent history.

“But the fact in our favour is that nothing was done under the veil of secrecy. We were as transparent and accountable as possible, being aware of the fact that posterity was the ultimate judge.

“We kept records of our stewardship, knowing that we would always be required to account for the trust entrusted to us. This event today is part of accounting for our two terms in office, and I thank those who have laboured day and night, to ensure that this history is recorded for now and the future.

Government is a continuum. It is like a relay race. You run your course, and hand over the baton to the next person. This we have done”

16/01/2024

EGBAMI OOO: Ogun Monarch Risks Jail Term Over Alleged Abuse Of Naira

 


The National Orientation Agency (NOA), has frowned at the abuse of naira notes by a traditional ruler in Ogun State.

The monarch, Olu Owode, Oba Kolawole Sowemimo in a viral video had allegedly abused the naira while spraying popular fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde, popularly known as KWAM 1 at a party.

In the viral, the monarch had knitted N1,000 notes together forming a long rope which he wrapped around the neck of KWAM 1.

The monarch was seen personally engaging in the act of abuse with the help of his aide on the dance floor.

But, reacting to this, NOA said the monarch violated Section 21 (3) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Act 2007 as amended, which stipulates that spraying of, dancing or matching on the naira or any note issued by the bank during social occasions or otherwise, howsoever shall constitute abuse and defacing of the naira or such note and shall be punishable under the law by fines or imprisonment or both.

The statement reads partly, “The NOA has the mandate to preserve and promote the integrity of our national symbols and we are compelled to appeal to you and indeed all traditional rulers to see it as part of your duty to preserve these symbols as part of our national culture.

“These symbols are icons that define us as a sovereign nation and respect for them is also respect for our country,” Issa-Onilu said.

Issa-Onilu, however, appealed to the monarch to desist from such an act and rather become an apostle against abuse of the Naira notes.