Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma says FG wont be selling off ALL national assets..



The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma says the fiscal stimulus strategy designed is not to sell off all national assets.

Udoma gave the explanation in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, James Akpandem on Saturday in Abuja.

Udoma said the primary objective of government’s fiscal stimulus plan was not to sell off all major critical national assets but to source for immediate funds to get the economy out of recession.

He said the intention of government was just to get enough money to fund the 2016 budget and to put the economy back on the path of recovery.


It will be recalled that the Economic Management Team had been working on a plan to generate immediate large injection of funds into the economy.

The team had plans to generate and inject large amount of funds, estimated at between 10 billion dollars and 15 billion dollars into the economy.

Tension in University of Ibadan, as students receive threats that the school will be bombed before October 1.



There was tension in the University of Ibadan on Friday as a threatening message that purportedly emanated from a group, al-wilayat al-Islamiyya Gharb Afriqiyyah, was circulated among some staff of the institution and on social media platforms.

According to the message, the group threatened to bomb the school before Independence Day on October 1, 2016, saying that students and staff were their targets.
When contacted, The Director of Communication, UI, Olatunji Oladejo, dismissed the threat, saying it was the handiwork of mischievous individuals who wanted to cause commotion in the school.
Our correspondent gathered that while some lecturers got the mail through their institutional e-mail addresses, others were copied through social platforms such as Whatsapp.
In the mail, the group described the university as an embarrassment to Nigeria for bringing western education.

Eight kidnapped victims recounts ordeal in the hands of their captors after they were released.

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Eight kidnapped victims abducted in border towns between Lagos and Ogun states have been released by their captors.

Recall that four victims were abducted at Agbowa on September 16 by gunmen and four other residents of Isheri, were also kidnapped last week.
The kidnappers had placed N1.2billion ransom on the Isheri victims.
The eight victims were coincidentally released yesterday by their captors and reunited with their families.
The Agbowa victims, were Toyosi Aboderin,  Ogechi Maku, Toju Amorighoye, and Funniyi Tayo Lawal, a  baby.
They were reunited with their families at about 01:30am.
The Isheri victims, Dr. Bello Omololu, Esang Fidelis, Kenedy Ucheagwu, Olalere Olawale were also reunited with their families at about 12 am of same date.
The Lagos State Command PPRO, Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the report, said the pressure and the heat mounted on the kidnappers by the command in partnership with its Ogun State counterpart made the criminals to abandon their mission and release their victims.
Badmus said,” serious manhunt for the hoodlums is ongoing.

EFCC arrests Two for internet love scam in Ibadan.



he Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, Oyo State, said on Friday that it had arrested two suspects, Egbedayo Semilore and Elijah Jeremiah, over Internet fraud.

One of the suspects, Semilore (26), allegedly lured unsuspecting women into Internet romance with the intent to defraud them of large sums of money. He targeted victims who live abroad mostly.
 To deceive his victims, Semilore posted online photographs of two American army officers, Sergeant Shaft Pagan and Perrie Edingson, who are allegedly serving in Afghanistan.
He allegedly collected the sum of N4m in instalments from her last victims living in the United States.
During interrogation, Semilore confessed to have engaged in the romance scam for a while. He said he sustained his flamboyant lifestyle and bought himself a 2010 Lexus car which he registered in his mother’s name.
The EFCC said when his mother was contacted, she told operatives of the commission that she was aware of her son’s criminal activities on the Internet as he was always working on his laptop.

Okada rider who raped girl to coma arrested in Benue state.

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On Wednesday, the arm of the law caught up with an okada rider identified simply as Daniel in Otukpo, Benue State, after he allegedly raped an eight-year-old girl in his room on Ogiri Okoh Street, to a point where the girl became unconscious.

Saturday PUNCH learnt that vigilantes from Igbanonmaje arrested the suspect after the girl’s mother learnt of the incident.
It was learnt that after the girl became unconscious, the suspect poured water on her to resuscitate her, after which he sent her home.
A resident of the street on which the victim’s mother lived, said the girl explained that Daniel forced himself on her after he had told her to help him buy food.
The resident said the mother became suspicious when the girl came back home, walking with her legs apart.
The victim’s mother was said to have raised the alarm, after the girl said Daniel inserted his manhood in her and did not know anything again.
“She said by the time she woke up in his room, he saw the man pouring water on her,” the resident told Saturday PUNCH.

The many troubles an sexual harassment faced by Nigerian women seafarers.





After a two-hour interview with the middle-aged dark-complexioned man in his office on Victoria Island, Lagos, Sarah Abiodun, a marine engineer, thought she had secured a job with the shipping company.

“He told me I performed excellently. I felt good. I also knew I did. I was well prepared for the interview. I have what any shipping company could be looking for. I have the needed quality, skill and certification to excel on the job,” she said.
But within few minutes after the interview, her optimism turned sour. She would later learn that getting a job at the company was not just about performing well at an interview.
She said, “He said I needed to come and spend one weekend with him at a posh hotel in Lekki. I asked him what that was all about. He replied, ‘Don’t tell me you don’t know what I’m asking for. You are not a kid. You have all it takes to work here.’ I was heartbroken. I knew I had lost the job right there because I wouldn’t sleep with a man to get any job in my life.”

Abiodun left sorrowfully that day, but few days later, she got another call for an interview at a shipping firm in Apapa, where there are a number of ports and terminals operated by the Nigerian Ports Authority and commercial offices of many shipping, clearing and transportation companies.
“After the interview, my interviewer wanted us to have sex right there in his office. I had to take to my heels immediately,” she said.

EFCC allegedly uncovers N5Bn in an army general's daughter's account



EFCC operatives have reportedly found N5 billion lodged in an account operated by the daughter of an Army General. According to an official in the antigraft agency who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Sun, investigations so far carried out into the account, showed that N10 million was sometimes deposited 5 to 6 times within a day.

The source stated that the Army general's daughter is under 30 and recently got married. The account officer, a lady who manages the account was subsequently invited by the EFCC. She gave useful information which led to the invitation of the Army General’s daughter towards the last week of August. The source stated that she pleaded for more time to enable her attend to her infant child.

Rival cult clashes leaves Prince and Two Others dead..



Residents of Surulere Estate, Alagbado, Lagos live in fear after cult members invaded the area hacking a prince and two others to death. In what could be described as a supremacy battle in the area between Aiye and Eiye confraternity, eye witness account said the group that invaded the area last Tuesday night sang in celebration after hacking to death a young man, identified as the son of one traditional ruler in the neighbouring town. Two persons were said to have been killed in the same area earlier.

The clash, which was said to have begun last Sunday, lasted through Wednesday, leaving three persons dead and several others injured.

A resident, who pleaded anonymity for fear of being attacked, narrated: “At about 10:30pm, there were gunshots and we (landlords) came out. We heard the young man received a call and dashed out at that night to buy airtime. We heard that his guardian pleaded it was late but he insisted going out to get airtime saying the call was important. But unknown to him, the cultists ambushed him and shot at him twice.

EFCC uncovers 9 Houses, 2 Hotels, 1 Plaza allegedly belonging to Dame Patience Jonathan.


Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigators probing ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan’s link with five choice buildings, including a N5billion hotel in Abuja, have unearthed seven additional properties believed to be owned by her.


The detectives were in Port Harcourt (Rivers State) and Yenagoa (Bayelsa State) all week trying to establish whether four properties in the two cities truly belong to Mrs. Jonathan.

The Nation confirms that the assignment led the investigators to suspect that seven more properties including the former Customs Service officers mess in Port Harcourt and a plot of land under construction were acquired by her.


Others in the Rivers State capital are: two duplexes at 2/3 Bauchi Street; landed property with blocks at Ambowei Street; three Luxury apartments of 4-bedroom each at Ambowei Street; and Grand View Hotel on Airport road.

Ntorious 419 man arrested in Delta state.#Photo




This allegedly notorious fraudster  was caught yesterday in the Ughelli area of Delta state. 
According to reports, the man had been terrorizing commuters along the Ughelli-Patani highway before he was caught  by some youths for swindling a woman to the tune of over N1.3m.
 He was later handed over to the police on the instruction of the military Commander Heading Ughelli Division.

Ogun state pastor gets transfixed in a shrine after he attempted o destroy the shrine.




A pastor, identified as Wale Fagbere, became motionless while trying to destroy a shrine in Ketu, a community in Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Punch correspondent gathered that the pastor whose church could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report reportedly became motionless and speechless after he had allegedly destroyed some shrines in the town.

It was gathered that the cleric was reported to have told his congregation that he had a revelation to destroy all the shrines in Ketu community.

After being found transfixed in the shrine, residents of the area raised the alarm, following which custodians of the shrines came to the place.

Mavi Isibor shares her experiences while grooming Olajumoke Orisaguna, the breadseller turned model'.




Mavi Isibor is the Senior Pastor, Church of God Mission Int’l, House of Praise, Lekki, Lagos and the Group Chief Executive Officer, Poise Nigeria Group which specialises in etiquette training, total personality development consultancy and performance enhancing corporate cultures. 
The outfit is presently grooming Olajumoke Orishaguna, the Lagos bread seller – turned model.

She speaks with TOLUWANI OLAMITOKE on her background, the challenges of growing up, her activities and marital issue. Let’s have a peep into your background.


I am the second child of a family of seven children. I had a very humble beginning at Fadeyi, Lagos. While growing up, I had many wants and many of my needs went unmet. Our circumstances were harsh and the deprivation glaring. Fortunately, I was blessed with a father who loved education; hence, with the little earnings he made as a civil servant, he ensured that we attended school. However, upon his early retirement, the continuation of our education was threatened and it was left to my mother to bear the heavy burden of providing for our family (which also included extended family members). Even as children, we appreciated the sacrifices and grueling efforts my mother made to make sure that we remained in school, had food to eat, and clothes to wear. The foundation of who I am today was laid by the ‘never say die’ attitude of my mother. Today, by the grace of God, I am the Group Chief Executive Officer of Poise Nigeria.

What fond memories do you have about growing up?

Growing up was fun, even though we did not have it all. My mother was a disciplinarian and she drilled the importance of good manners into us. She was very particular that the boys respect any lady they came in contact with, and the girls learnt the correct attitude of a cultured lady. Her constant words to us were that life was a gift and that good relationships were our most valuable possessions.

How did you delve into the etiquette business?

It was my 40th birthday and I was deep in the doldrums. I wondered what I had achieved at that age, where I was going and what I had done with my life. My constant thought was “If I die today, who will remember me and what will I be remembered for?” after 21 years of working in both the private and public organisations.  I finally came to the point when I could no longer stand the emptiness, the ache in my heart that came from the realisation that I was unfulfilled. I had always had a natural inclination for finesse, gracefulness, etiquette, decorum and decency, and coupled with my training at Protocol School of Washington, United States of America (USA), I became really good with matters of soft skills. It didn’t take long for my friends and colleagues to notice my expertise and they began to come to me for a hint or two on how to conduct themselves in public. It was during this time that the possibility of starting a finishing school first occurred to me. I reckoned that if I could do this with so much passion without pay and people loved it and asked for more, why could I not do it for a fee and make a living from it? This was the birth of the dream.

Man arrested for raping his own daughter in Lagos.




 The Lagos State police command have arrested  Uchenna Elumadu, for allegedly raping his 15 year-old JSS 3 daughter and giving her drugs to prevent her from getting pregnant. The man, who resides at Martins Street, new Oko Oba, Agege Lagos was reported to the police by a neighbour. 

While speaking on his arrest, the Spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Dolapo Badmos, said
“The victim said that her father, on countless occasions wakes her up in the middle of the night to rape her, mostly when her mother is on night duty. The mother is a casual worker in one of the outfits attached to airport.

Make Una Leave Patience Alone-Charly Boy writes.



The latest unconfirmed gist heating up the social media is about former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, who is spitting fire on EFCC for freezing her accounts containing about 6.3 billion Naira, claiming that she is being deprived of her right to her hard-earned money.
Yes o, however you wan look am, she worked for that money!
Why are people suddenly upset?
Isn't it the same Naija people who have been shouting, "bring back our corruption", since the country slipped into recession?
Dia ris God ooooo!!!
Since 1978 or so, we have been living on corruption money, and hailing the thieves.
Haba Naija, I tire for una.
Abegi make we hear word and make we read something useful on this social highway. Una dey provoke say dem see billions for Mama Peace account.
And so?

Actress Ebube Nwagbo rocks ripped jeans..



Its the season of ripped jeans...
I just can't imagine using my hard earned cash to buy distressed jeans... LOL
Its as though i am buying rags with money. It can't fit to happen. LOL