Friday, June 22, 2018

Too Much Blood: Mum and little twins are battling to live after truck crushed...

A mother lost her legs while her twins struggle to live following a truck accident in Igando. The trio were on their way to a school when they were hit. There was a stream of blood when a truck hit a mother and her twins in Igando, Lagos. They were knocked down while the she was taking her kids to school.On IG, it was gathered that the mum lost her legs in the accident at Afolabi bus-stop where the incident occurred.  This inspired an angry reaction from observers who blamed the driver for reckless driving. The mob broke the truck’s windscreen as a result.Traces of blood littered a road where the accident was recorded.Policemen crushed by truck while requesting bribe in AsabaA truck has reportedly killed two policemen in Asaba, Delta State.The pair were killed on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, while requesting for bribe. A post shared by Instablog9ja contained images of the deceased. Though blurry, the pictures offered a clear idea of the degree of devastation following the accident.Social media users unusually kind to the policeOn Instagram, the deaths of the policemen revealed an unlikely kindness from social media users who are popular for their criticism of the police.The regular stories of harassment by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has often not helped correct a negative impression about the police.  ALSO READ: Man locks himself in toilet to escape corrupt SARS menComments shared on IG captured the humane side of observers who were not happy about the manner which the cops passed away. Some Instagram users were however nasty.

Short Of Time: Man with bullet wounds found at market but dies before seeing...

A man who suffered a gunshot injury failed to make it to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. Emmanuel Nwankwo, a man found with bullet wounds at an Onitsha market has died because he did not make it to a hospital in time for doctors to treat him.He was reportedly discovered by Charles Ene, a member of a vigilance group  who informed the police of unusual sighting.On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the victim unfortunately failed to make it to the hospital.  Haruna Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the development in a report by Punch News.“Nwankwo was certified dead by a medical doctor at the General Hospital, Onitsha, where he was taken to by police detectives attached to Okpoko division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ibrahim Jauro,” says the police spokesperson.According to reports, Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr Garba Umar, has ensured that the case receives more attention. ALSO READ: Career of Nigerian semi-pro boxer may end after face was blown off in the UKHe instructed that the investigation into the shooting of Nwankwo be transferred to the state criminal investigation department.The deceased who was 21 years old prior to death was reportedly shot in the thigh.

In Jos: Police arrest leader of Sarasuka, 32 others

The group on Monday went on rampage and reportedly  killed two persons and destroyed properties in Congo Russia area of Jos. The Plateau police Command has announced the arrest of the leader of a criminal group known as Sarasuka and 32 other members.The command in a statement signed by its spokesperson, ASP Terna Tyopev said that the suspects have been charged to court.The group on Monday went on rampage and reportedly  killed two persons and destroyed properties in Congo Russia area of Jos.“Following the attack of a criminal gang known as Sarasuka at Bulbula in Congo Russia area of Jos Metropolis, the Police on the Plateau arrested the gang leader Umar Ibrahim alias “Dangari”.“After a careful and painstaking investigation, the leader of Sarasuka was charged to court together with 32 of his members today being June 20.The police said Umar Ibrahim was charged with criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbance, mischief, causing hurt and being in possession of dangerous weapons.According to the statement, the 33 gang members were then remanded in prison custody till June 25, 2018.Police said that  95 wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, 120 sachets of Tramadol, 23 long knives and assorted charms were tendered as exhibits.The Plateau Police Command has appealed to members of the public to provide the command with useful information that would lead to the arrest of more of the Sarasuka gang members.

In Kaduna: Police shut down major highways over arraignment of El-Zakzaki

Those coming from Tafawa Balewa Way through the College of Business and Management Studies of Kaduna Polytechnic were also prevented from accessing Independence Way. Major highways leading to Kaduna High Court along Independence Way in Kaduna metropolis were on Thursday shutdown over the arraignment of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shi’ite, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky,Journalists who trooped to the court premises to cover the case were also barred from entering by heavily armed security men stationed at all strategic points leading to the court.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that motorists were denied access to Independence Way right from Kabala West Roundabout up to Waff Road junction.Those coming from Tafawa Balewa Way through the College of Business and Management Studies of Kaduna Polytechnic were also prevented from accessing Independence Way.Similarly, motorists from Yakubu Gowon Way were also denied access to Bida Road along national and state libraries, NBTE, NAN office Kaduna State Judiciary, Police Headquarters, including First Bank, Wema Bank and Access Bank located there.NAN reports that members of the movement on Wednesday clashed with the police during a protest along Ahmadu Bello way demanding the release of their leader.El-Zakzaki is facing charges of unlawful gathering, criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

No Play-Play: Woman keeps promise to kill husband’s side chic

Close to the corpse of a young lady found on a roadside in Anambra was a note possibly from the person who killed her. A short note carried a woman’s message to a side chic who won’t leave her husband alone. It was found close to the corpse of her competition whose body littered a roadside.The deceased Ada Ezeudo was reportedly killed in Ifitedunu located in Anambra State. It appeared that Ezeudo had ignored an earlier warning asking her to stay away from the woman’s husband.”I told you to live my husband alone. You really think I’, joking coming to Akuzu. R.I.P Asawwo girl,” reads a text from the note. ALSO READ: Married man flogs wife in public over young sidechicA man emptied an acidic content on his niece in a similar case of violence resulting from cheating. This also happened in Anambra.Uncle pours acid on niece who ended their sexual relationshipSome youths in Agulu, Anambra State, have apprehended a man, Samuel Onyekwelu, who reportedly poured acid on his niece, Chinyere Okeke.Many online news platform gathered that the uncle also attacked Chinedu Anagor, who had planned to marry her in June 2018. Anagor was riding on a motorcycle with wife-to-be on Friday, May 18, 2018, when a jealous uncle attacked them both.According to more reports, a spiritual cleansing was held for Samuel Onyekwelu and his niece in the year 2017, but it had failed to put an end to the taboo.The illicit relationship started experiencing threats after Okeke fell in love with another man, Chinedu Anagor.Both have been taken to a hospital for treatment following the attack while a mob surrendered the attacker to the police.ALSO READ: Man escapes death after getting caught having sex with son’s wife Images circulating social media has revealed nasty body injuries to the victims who appeared badly disfigured.

Hard Culture: Woman and husband suffer pain of rape in silence because of tradition

Her failure to report an incident of rape to the police turned a woman named Chioma to one confined in a prison where her baby contracted a disease. Orazu, a businessman who is reluctant to let go of his former lover, Chioma has raped the latter while her husband Sanni attended church service.The victim who works at an insurance firm started experiencing a bad run of events when the ex who showed an interest to visit her residence.She had just put to bed and had asked the permission of partner before accepting the request but it seemed a regrettable move for the nursing mum at her residence in Alakuko, Lagos. The alleged rapist had made good of a threat promising consequences when she ended their relationship of no prospect.“I told him he was married already with children and I couldn’t be his mistress forever. “He threatened to deal with me if I married another man, but I didn’t take his threat seriously. We are from the same local government but different towns – I hail from Ofumeyi while he is from Ukpor.“In January 2011 when my husband and I were back in Lagos, he called me several times. I told him the calling must stop because I am a married woman and I wouldn’t want anything that would destroy my home. “He stopped calling me until June 30, 2015, around 10pm when he called again. Initially, I didn’t know he was the caller because I had deleted his number.“We exchanged greetings and he jokingly said I would have had many children. I told him I just had my third child ten days earlier. When he offered to come and greet the baby, I told him I would need my husband’s consent before he could come. “When I told my husband, he said I should give him our address since there was nothing between us any longer. On Friday, July 3, 2015, I sent the address to him.“My husband said I should let him in and that he was on his way home. We are the only family living in that compound and my nephew, Kester, who lived with us, had not returned from a tutorial class. “He was preparing for GCE exams then. I asked the man why he came at such time. He said he went somewhere and that if he did not come that day (July 5), he might not be able to visit again.“As soon as I ushered him into the living room, he asked about my husband and I said he would be back soon. “He said he cared for a soft drink and I went into my room to pick the money so I could send my first son, Victor, to buy it. Victor (born through another relationship) was 12 then.“Before I knew what was happening, he raped me right in my bedroom. Victor rushed in while I was shouting, but he could not stop him. “I was bleeding when he went to the bathroom to clean up. That was when my husband entered,” the victim told Punch in a chat inspiring pity.ALSO READ: Lady raped by uncle survives and gives hope to abused people like herHusband stops alleged rapist from escapingChioma bowed in the struggle to resist her tormentor but Sanni arrived in time to prevent a clean operation for Orazu.Following his capture, members of his family were invited to visit Alakuko where he was held.Punch gathered that he informed his wife on the phone about being in a different location but the victim’s husband made clear that he was not. The matter progressed to settling for a N300,000 compensation though the victim wanted to tell the police. She was made to endure the presence of her abuser until his sister paid the agreed amount.ALSO READ: Raped at 16, Megan Gibson willingly had one-night-stands until therapyBut this brought a grave consequence to the couple and it started with the victim’s nephew Kester.On Saturday, August 1, 2015, SARS operatives visited Chioma’s home to arrest her. She was to be released as soon as her husband who was away on trip turns himself in.Punch confirmed that the police had received a report that Sanni kidnapped the alleged rapist Orazu and had forced him to make a statement that he abducted his wife’s ex-lover in order to collect a N10m ransom.

Loose Talk Podcast: Episode 123: ‘Fly Super Eagles, Fly’ feat. Simi Badiru

On this week’s episode, the Loose Talk Giants are joined by Simi Badiru, aspiring media personality, radio host, and red carpet host. In this week’s episode of Loose Talk, Osagz, Steve and AOT2 are joined by the lovely Simi Badiru who coincidentally was in the background during the recording of Episode 122. She is a radio host who works with Culture Custodian and Amore Nigeria. Super EaglesRecorded on a Sunday, the World Cup was definitely a major topic to touch on. After (annoyingly) praising the Super Eagles and hyping up the chances of the squad, Steve was trolled endlessly after the loss to Croatia.  Moving away from Steve, Osagie hilariously narrated how he forgot his wife’s birthday and how he made up for it. He got slammed on the podcast surely for his error. Also, AOT was trolled (once again) about his family in Ibadan for not celebrating Father’s Day. Wizkid D&G’s appearance Nigerian pop star Wizkid broke the Internet when he appeared on the Dolce & Gabbana runway with the iconic supermodel with Naomi Campbell. While the giants praised him for another milestone achievement, they wondered if the featured talents on ‘Soco’ have publishing rights for the song they co-wrote. Kizz Daniel’s blunderStill, in the music biz, the trio along with Simi wondered how pop act Kizz Daniel made the rookie mistake of not trademarking his name. The discussion later delved into the Nigerian music industry as a whole and how the industry is filled with amateurs.  The fallout of Chimamanda Adichie’s controversial statement was lightly touched on. Nigerian pop culture is hot around the world right now. In this discussion, Simi Badiru mentioned that Nigerians who weren’t messing with Naija culture a few years ago are now on the wave because of global attention.

In Cross River: Pastor donates N1m to mosque building

The cleric said he made the donation to facilitate the completion of a central mosque and Islamic Centre in Calabar. Senior Pastor of the Peniel Church of God in Cross River State, Apostle Essien Ayi, has donated the sum of N1 million to the Muslim community in Calabar, the state capital.The cleric made the cash donation at Gbogobiri, a Hausa settlement in Calabar on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.He said the donation is to facilitate the completion of a central mosque and Islamic Centre in city.Religious toleranceAnyi who represents Akpabuyo/Bakassi/Calabar- South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives called for religious tolerance, urging Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers. “Every human being whether Christian or Muslim believes in God, a creator. The religion may be different. The mode of practicing may be different, but it is tilted towards one being, which is God”, the clergyman said. “Also, the Muslim society has been very supportive of me right from when I was chairman and they informed me that their former mosque had been demolished and they are trying to erect a new and befitting one.”Anyi also donated to two orphanages at Uwanse and Bateba streets, and the Pope John Paul Home for the aged and needy along Target Street.ALSO READ: This is why Cross River Governor Ayade broke down in tearsResponding to Anyi’s generosity, the Head of the Hausa Community, Sarki Lawan, who spoke through the Secretary of the Mosque Committee, Mr. Hashimu Abubakar, expressed gratitude for the donation.

Home Sweet Home: 34 Nigerians deported from the US

The deportees were 32 males and two females and were brought back in a chartered Omni Air International aircraft with Registration Number W342AX. At least 34 Nigerians have been deported from the United States of America for allegedly committing offences in the country.The deportees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at  2.30 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.The deportees, comprising 32 males and two females, were brought back in a chartered Omni Air International aircraft with Registration Number W342AX.Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).”At 14.30 hours (2.30 pm.), we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from the United States. They were made up of 32 males and two females,” Alabi said. Criminal OffencesHe said 25 of the deportees were alleged to have committed criminal offences, with one involved in narcotics, while others allegedly committed immigration-related offences.Alabi said the deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the Police.ALSO READ: How Nigerians get to overseas illegallyAlso on ground to receive them were officials of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.He said that the deportees were profiled by the relevant authorities and allowed to depart to their various destinations.

NERC: Board suspended, key management staff of Ibadan DisCo

She said the loan was granted to Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Group (IEDMG) Ltd. by the utility. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it has suspended the board of directors and other key management staff of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).Mrs Vivian Mbonu, NERC’s Head of Media Unit, on Wednesday said in statement that the directors and management staff were suspended for non recovery of inappropriate shareholders loan of N6 billion.Mbonu said the suspension was via Order No. NERC/181/2018 of June.She said the loan was granted to Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Group (IEDMG) Ltd. by the utility.According to her, IEDMG is the core investor in IEBDC, following the privatisation of electricity distribution companies by the Federal Government.“The loan was granted by IBEDC from funds released to all DisCos by the CBN under the Nigeria Electricity Market Stabilisation Funds (NEMSF).“It is for the purpose of improving the networks and reducing aggregate technical, commercial and collection losses.’’She said the commission had earlier fined IBEDC N50 million on Sept. 18, 2017 for non-compliance with Order No. NERC/173/2017.According to her, the 2017 order directed the IBEDC to fully recover the outstanding N5.

Not Too Young to Run: Unilorin VC hails Buhari

The theme of the summit is: “Repositioning the Nigerian Youth for Global Leadership”. Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the “Not-too-Young-to-Run” bill into law.Abdulkareem gave the commendation on Wednesday while declaring open a leadership summit organised by the Nigerian Association of Physical Science Students (NAPHSS) held at the University of Ilorin.The theme of the summit is: “Repositioning the Nigerian Youth for Global Leadership”.He hailed the decision of the president to give Nigerian youth voice in the country’s democratic setting, noting that the bill would allow for a level playing field to both young and old to run for political offices.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bill, which was passed by the National Assembly last year to alter sections 65,106,131,171 of the Constitution, was assented to on May 31.The bill reduces the age qualification for President from 40 to 35, Governor from 35 to 30, House of Representatives membership from 30 to 25 and State House of Assembly from 30 to 25.Abdulkareem said that the bill would give youths the opportunity to contest for the post of president at the age of 35.He noted that involvement of youths in leadership was not essentially the panacea to the country’s numerous challenges.He warned them not to be carried away by the exciting torrent of their involvement in politics.“Never had there been more clamour for youth leadership in our political offices than we have been getting in recent times,” he said.The vice chancellor noted that it has birthed the struggle to pass the ‘Not-too-young-to-run’ bill into law.“What is most important for national development is for the youth to have the right skills to deliver purposeful leadership to the followers,’’ he said.He described the leadership summit as an opportunity to reflect on the leadership crises that had hindered the nation’s growth and possibly think over the ways to wriggle out of them and get the country back on track toward greatness.He said that the theme for the leadership summit was one that hinges the consciousness of the nation “and reminds us that there is still a long way for the country to go in attaining growth through purposeful leadership’’.Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences, Prof. Uche Eke, commended the leadership of the association for organising the historic event and for bringing exemplary dignitaries of the society to the university.“It is my belief and hope that the lectures here today shall forever impact in the lives of our youths so that they will represent and protect the image of the university in this nation and world at large,’’ he said.Eke enjoined the participants at the summit to be responsible, decent and reliable at all times, reminding them that they were  the leaders of tomorrow.

On Live Television: Crazy football fan squeezes female reporter’s breast at Russia World Cup

A football fan vanished into thin air after squeezing the breast of female reporter, Julieth Gonzalez Theran who works for DW. While covering the ongoing 2018 World Cup in Russia, a female reporter Julieth Gonzalez Theran had her breast squeezed by a football fan who then disappears.It all happened in a flash according to a report published by Deutsche Welle (DW) on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.  Theran was reporting in Spanish for the German news outlet when the crazy soccer supporter grabbed breast and kissed her on live television.”I had been at the scene for two hours to prepare for the broadcast and there had been no interruptions.”When we went live, this fan took advantage of the situation. But afterwards, when I checked to see if he was still there, he was gone,” says the reporter according to DW.It was a sad event for Julieth Gonzalez Theran who had the support of Bibiana Steinhaus, Germany’s first female Bundesliga referee.ALSO READ: Makerere University sends staff packing for sucking student’s breastShe described what has been described as sexual harassment as unacceptable.At the World Cup, it was disappointing start for the Super Eagles who lost their first game to Croatia.Head coach Gernot Rohr received blame for playing his stars out of position.

Unfriendly Game: It is 1-1 as gang members strike each other in crazy street...

There are chances of more violence following clashes between two gangs in Oshodi. So far, it has been even strikes for the groups. In Oshodi, Lagos, gang rivalry between two groups, the 7 Street Boys and Oseni Boys, have produced casualties with life threatening injuries.Images from a recent fight showed deep wounds to two men but it appears only the beginning. ALSO READ: Survival of female corps member in doubt after 15 men raped her at lodgeOn the evening of Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the gangs clashed in a duel that makes them even having both ensured a worrisome damage at each other’s camp.The aggression is likely to continue according to a post published today via Instablog9ja’s IG.2 pregnant women shot during burial of Baga cultistTwo pregnant women have been shot following a clash between Aiye and Baga cultists.The Daily Post News reported that the incident occurred in Obosi, Anambra State. Friday Roll, a member of the Baga cult group was being buried at his family home but a solemn day of mourning soon turned chaotic for guests at the ceremony.Ten cultists belonging to both gang were reportedly killed during a blood bath.The intensity of the rivalry had prompted policemen who were called the scene of the fight to keep their distance.”On the burial day, as the funeral ceremony was about to start, members of the Baga cult group made straight to where the corpse of its member was lying in state in the family compound in Obosi, and removed the corpse to where the Baga members were performing their own funeral rites in honour of their killed member – a development which the family saw as a slight but was handicapped to react to because of the weapons they carried,” a source told the Daily Post.ALSO READ: ANSU cultist killed in battle to become next “Point One” It was gathered that members of the Baga cult group robbed guests while conducting a special ritual on the corpse of their slain member.

Not For Free: Sex worker takes fight to Lekki home of client who refused...

In Lekki, a sex worker hit hard at a customer who failed to pay for her service but will she let the money go? A sex worker caused a scene at the home of her client located in Chevvy View Estate, Lekki, Lagos.In a video shared on IG today, a young was heard ranting loudly on a street.  The clip opened with her talking angrily over a debt owed to her by the person she serviced.A luxury car waited for her as she took the anger to the front of a big house where the customer may be resided.  In Warri, Edo State, a similar incident occurred.ALSO READ: Sex worker survives Nigeria’s hardship by sleeping with 5 men per dayWarri sex worker rains nasty curses on man who won’t pay for short timeA Warri prostitute expressed the deepest type of anger which saw her rain curses on a man who refused to pay for sex. The lady was heard in a video directing unfriendly remarks at her customer who had failed to uphold an earlier agreement to pay a sum of N2,000, for her services.  She was captured holding the man by his pants while neighbours tried to pacify her.What seemed of great importance to her was her money.

In Abuja: Man docked for alleged threat to pour acid‎ on girlfriend

The prosecutor, Mr Babajide Olanipekun, had told the court that Helen reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on June 13. One Nwafor Ekene, was on Wednesday arraigned in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly threatening to pour acid on his girlfriend, ‎Helen Okafor.Ekene, a resident of Kubwa, was docked on charges bordering on “criminal intimidation and inciting disturbance of public peace.‎’’He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.The prosecutor, Mr Babajide Olanipekun, had told the court that Helen reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on June 13.He alleged that Ekene went to Helen’s house without her consent with intent to cause breach of peace and threatened to pour acid on her.According to the prosecutor, the action of the defendant, put Helen in the “state of fear of death,’’ adding that the offences contravened Sections 397 and 114 of the Penal Code.Counsel to Ekene, Mr Anenin Enabosi, urged the court to grant his client bail and promised that he would provide reliable surety.Olanipekun opposed the bail application on the grounds that Helen was Ekene’s girlfriend and issues of couples killing each other were on the increase.  ‎He also drew the attention of the court to the nature of the offence committed; adding that if bail was granted it should be on stringent conditions.The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, admitted Ekene to bail in the sum of N300, 000, with one surety who must be employed and well known in his area of residence.He also ordered Ekene to write an undertaking to maintain peace pending the determination of the case.Mohammed adjourned the matter until Aug. 20 for hearing.