Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Diezani to EFCC: i can't forfeit what is mine..

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has reacted to the recent court rulings secured by the EFCC for her to permanently forfeit some cash traced to her. In a statement released by her media team, the embattled former Minister says she cannot forfeit properties or monies that she does not rightfully own. 

The embattled ex-minister said the anti-graft agency has never notified her of any evidence or indictment so that she would prepare to have legal representation in court.

“I am deeply disturbed and bewildered by recent media reports claiming that by virtue of an order of the federal high court, I have forfeited to the federal government the sum of $153.3m, which I purportedly stole from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Whilst the reasons for my being out of the country are public knowledge, the principle of fair hearing demands that I should have been notified of formal charges if truly there was a prima facie evidence or indictment against my person linking me with the said issue, so as to ensure that I had adequate legal representation. This was never done. I wish to state that I cannot forfeit what was never mine.

General hospital in Gbagada Lagos litters the road with blood samples from patients..

Gbagada General Hospital

As reported by  Facebook  user:
Gbagada General Hospital

I hope the area is cleared by the concerned authorities soon.

Ooni of Ife's 17months old marriage crashes, plans to unveil a new wife in a few weeks.

Ooni of Ife

The report you are about to read is put together by LIB, vis Lailasblog. 

The Ooni married Olori Wuraola shortly after meeting her last year. According to sources close to the estranged couple, after he ascended the throne, a wife was needed asap and he was introduced to Wuraola who at the time was with a Lebanese business man. But immediately the Ooni indicated interest to marry her, she quickly dumped the Lebanese man and went with the new Ooni.
“She was with this guy in February 2016, infact she had their photo on her Whatsapp DP and just the following month, in March, she was married to the Ooni. We were all surprised” a source close to the former Olori told LIB exclusively

“The funny thing is; the Ooni was advised not to marry her. Former president Obasanjo himself, who regards the Ooni highly, advised him to marry someone else but the Ooni turned a deaf ear to his plea. She had been married before to a former governor and a Lebanese man and so many of his inner circle friends wanted another woman for him but he was adamant” the source continued.
We gathered that the Olori still ran to the same Obasanjo for help and advise when the Ooni threatened to marry another wife. Obasanjo didn’t do much according to what we gathered.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Director of ECWA abducted...they want 100m ransom for his release.

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There is tension at the National Headquarters of Evangelical Church Winning All (International) following the abduction of its Christian Education Director, Rev. Jen Moses, by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

Although the details of the incident were still sketchy, a report says he was kidnapped on Friday evening between Jere and Bwari on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory while on an official meeting.

During the attack, his driver was shot and has been reportedly receiving treatment an Abuja hospital, while the kidnappers have placed a call to the church and family members demanding N100m ransom.

Bag snatcher says he is into thievery because his dad never supported him.

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command yesterday recovered an AK-47 assault rifle from three young men in Apapa Area of Lagos State just as it arrested a 23-year old bag snatcher on Friday in Alagbado during a botch operation.

The operatives, who were on routine patrol of Apapa sighted three young men carrying a bag at around 11:00 p.m on Friday.
The officers accosted the men but the suspects on sighting officers dropped the bag and fled the scene. A check on the content of the bag revealed an AK-47. No ammunition was found in the bag.

Meanwhile, the suspected okada robber, Ayobami Adedeji, was chased by the operatives on routine patrol of Kola Bus Stop, in Alagbado Area of Lagos, after snatching a hand bag around 10:00 p.m.
Adedeji, in company of an accomplice, who he referred to as Aboki, had on Monday night, operating with a motorcycle, snatched the hand bag of one Kudirat Oyebade at Kola Bus Stop.

This old thief says he sold stolen motocycle to feed his family.

A 78 year-old man, Alhaji Isa Musa, has blamed hunger and poverty for his decision to engage in buying and selling stolen motorcycles.

Speaking to Northern City News while being paraded before newsmen at the Police headquarters in Bauchi on Friday, Musa said he started the illegal business in 2011.

The resident of Bakin Kura of Bauchi metropolis said he had operated a provision store at the Muda Laval market but the business became distressed and he could no longer feed his large family of three wives, 35 children and 18 grandchildren.
“I had a provision shop in Mud Laval market but all the goods got finished because I used the proceeds to feed my family.
“I started buying and selling stolen motorcycles because of hunger and poverty,” he said.
Asked if he had no mature offspring to support him, he said none of his children could support him because they were not buoyant.

Ozubulu massacare:

Press statement by Shehu Garba:

President Muhammadu Buhari  has condemned the Ozubulu Church attack in Anambra State by a yet to be identified gunmen, describing the incident as "an appalling crime against humanity and unspeakable sacrilege."
Expressing his grief in  a strongly worded statement issued by the the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari said that "there was no justification whatsoever to target Church worshippers and kill them in cold blood."
He said this kind of atrocity "plumbs the depth of depravity and extreme cruelty of the kind that words cannot adequately express."

Carnage at Ozubulu: Angry drug dealers kills father of their target with other church members in cold blood.

A sour drug deal is reportedly the reason for the Ozubulu church massacre which according to police,left 8 dead and 18 injured.

According to Vanguard, it was learned that trouble started for worshippers who were in church for the 6:00am Mass, when at about 6:45am, the gunmen rode into the church in a Lexus SUV, as one of them entered the church and shot at close range an elderly man, later identified as Pa Ikegwuonu, while others remained in the vehicle outside. 
An eye-witness told Vanguard that after killing the old man, the gunman opened fire on other worshippers, as those who tried to flee were cut down by the gunmen outside the church.

Pa Ikegwuonu is the father of Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu, a businessman from Amakwa, who built and donated the church to Nnewi Diocese, while his wife was shot on her right arm and still on admission at the teaching hospital.

It was gathered that the gunmen were looking for his son, Aloysius, who was said to have returned to the village on Saturday and left later in the day. According to a source, the gunmen had thought  he was in the church and had wanted to deal decisively with him over a yet-to-be ascertained business deal.

Stella Odual says bullet proof cars are not hers.

Former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, has said she is unaware of any probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,over a N225 million bullet-proof BMW allegedly purchased by her when she was a minister.

Oduah told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, yesterday, that there was no basis upon which she could be probed, saying the vehicle did not belong to her. She said:

“To start with, I do not know where any letter on the probe is because nobody has invited me, and as far as I know, there is nothing and there cannot be anything on invitation for purchase of a BMW. “I did not buy a BMW; I have never bought a BMW. The BMW is a property of the government, and it is still in government care. The car is with the agency that bought it. “The agency is still using it, and so, why will the car, which belongs to government and in the care of government and being used by government, be an issue for me?”

Woman asks court to dissolve her marriage due to husband's violence after smoking hemp

A 24- year- old marriage, was on Thursday dissolved by an Igando Customary Court, due to domestic violence.

The couple Kudirat Sodiq a public bar operator,  and her husband, Waidi Sodiq, had their marriage brought to an end due to incessant beating and threat to life.

The case was instituted by the wife, who accused the husband of wanting to kill her.

Court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, while delivering his judgement said the petitioner had insisted that the marriage be brought to an end despite mediation by the court and family members.

“Since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the husband still claims he loves his wife.

Woman narrates how husband died in a collapsed building, just few days to his 50th birthday.

Tears flowed freely from her eye as she tried to tell her story to newsmen.

Mrs. Suliat Kaffo, 46, has recounted how her 49-year-old husband Babatunde, who died in the building that collapsed on Carrera Street in Lagos Island on Tuesday, was only just a few weeks earlier planning for his 50th birthday.

The mother of three remained inconsolable as she again thought even if he were to escape, his ill health was a barrier, thus, he was crushed to death.Her major concern now was how to explain to her kids their father was dead.

“They keep asking the whereabouts of their father. One of them has been saying I should take him to his dad,” she said amidst tears.
She continued, “My children keep asking for their father. They are aged 12, 10 and five respectively, but they all stood vigilant and were praying that their father should be brought out alive, but he didn’t make it. Till now, I’m grateful my children went for lesson that day, else, they would have been with him because he was fond of them. What would have become of me?”

In a soft tone, she recounted the tragic incident also mentioning how her late husband had been planning his 50th birthday party.