Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Pastor Emmanuel Okwedimbu Arrested For Threatening To Kill Church Member

One Pastor Emmanuel Okwedimbu has been arrested and charged before Ejigbo Magistrates’ court for allegedly defrauding and threatening to kill one of his church members over N1.4m land scam in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

Okwedimbu allegedly collected the money from Amobi Charles under false pretence of assisting him to purchase a parcel of land for him which later turned out to be false.

The incident happened in Idimu area in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos where Charles met Okwedimbu.

We gathered that Charles contacted Okwedimbu as his spiritual father and informed him about his plans to acquire a parcel of land in Lagos to build a house.
He asked Okwedimbu to pray over it and give his blessing so that his dream will be achieved.
It was gathered that Okwedimbu prayed and encouraged him to do so with a promise to assist him get the genuine land where he would achieve his dream.


Charles gave him the money to buy the land and left, waiting when he would inform him that he had bought the land.
After waiting for several months to no avail, it was alleged that Okwedimbu started dodging him after he had exhausted all his excuses.

Charles then confronted him and asked him to refund his money since he could not get any land as they agreed. It was then Charles realized that Okwedimbu had no intention to buy the land or refund his money.

It got to a point that Okwedimbu warned and allegedly threatened to kill Charles if he demanded for the money from him.
The matter was reported to the police at Idimu command who invited Okwedimbu and he refused to show up.

The police trailed him to his house to arrest him and when he saw Charles and the police officers, he took to his heels. But the police pursued, caught up with him and arrested him.
He was taken to the command where he confessed that Charles gave him the money to buy land but said he had spent it.

He was charged to court on a five-count charge of conspiracy, fraud, threat to life, attempt to escape and obtaining under false pretence.
He pleaded not guilty.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J. O. E. Adeyemi admitted Okwedimbu on bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties who must show evidence of tax payment for three years.
Okwedimbu was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was further adjourned till 29 February, 2016.
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PHOTO: Hoodlums attacked Police with petrol bombs in Lagos

The arrested hoodlums: Photo Credits- LTV
The Lagos State Task Force has revealed that they met a fierce resistance from the miscreants at Iddo in Ebute Meta area when they raided criminal dark spots last week Wednesday.

The hoodlums attacked the law enforcement team with petrol bomb bottles and other dangerous weapons, resulting in eight policemen sustaining various injuries such as fire burns while one brigade officer of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) sustained gunshot wound..


According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the Taskforce, Olubukola Abey, a Chief Superintendent of Police, the taskforce officers had stormed the area at about 2.00am on Wednesday and carried out an operation, in line with the directive by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to rid Lagos of criminals and criminality.

Abey said the policemen however held their ground and succeeded in penetrating the enclave and consequently arrested one hundred and fifty nine (159) suspects, recovered one English Pump Action gun, two locally made pistols, two expended cartridges and four unexpended cartridges.
“They also impounded one hundred and twenty five (125) motorcycles and destroyed an illegal Petrol bunkering barge,” he said.

The Task Force Chairman however noted that one un-identified male was reportedly crushed by a DAF truck with Reg No. LKJ 797 XA while trying to escape from the scene.

He said the injured officers were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention and have been discharged, while the officer with gunshot injury is still recuperating. He said the suspects have been charged to court.
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PHOTO: Fuel Tanker Explodes Ablaze Along Lagos - Ibadan Expressway.

A fuel tanker is currently on fire at Ibafo along Lagos/Ibadan expressway. The incident has caused a traffic gridlock in the area as motorists wait for the arrival of fire service.
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PHOTOS: Atiku Abubakar Receives His National I.D Card

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar pictured as he was being presented with his National Identity Card by representatives of the director-general of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) led by Abdulhamid Umar -at his residence in Yola, Adamamwa state.




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Photos Of Nnamdi Kanu In Court Today



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'How I Became A Preacher In Prison' – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said he practically turned a preacher of the gospel to other prisoners when he was incarcerated in Yola Prison for allegedly plotting to overthrow the defunct military regime led by late Gen Sani Abacha.

Obasanjo who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1995 after he was convicted for his involvement in the plot to overthrow the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha disclosed this at the 50th anniversary of the Bible Society of Nigeria held at an event centre located in Onikan area of Lagos.

Obasanjo said though he was wrongly convicted in the phantom coup, he was happy during his incarceration and decided to use the period to rededicate his life to service of God and humanity.


The former president whose lecture at the BSN’s annual lecture dwelt on, “Man in pursuit of happiness,” added that, “When I was in prison, I had joy. I was always bubbly, teaching and preaching to other prisoners.

“It was because of the joy I had found in God, although it can be said to be abnormal that one is in prison and is happy. I was put in jail, even though I didn’t deserve it.”

Other notable Nigerians at the ceremony include former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon; former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku and chairman, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Elder Felix Ohiwerei.

In their separate goodwill messages, Gowon and Shonekan thanked the BSN for appointing them as patrons and urged the society to continue its good work aimed at making the society better for all to live.

The Bible Society of Nigeria is a non-profit-making interdenominational Christian organisation that translates the Bible into local languages, publishes, distributes and raises funds for Bible work.

It is on record that the society has the complete Bible in 20 Nigerian Languages, the New Testament in 60 local languages.
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Adamawa Governor Increases Corpers' Allowance From N2,000 To N10,000

Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State on Monday increased the N2,000 monthly stipends for each National Youth Service Corps members serving in the state to N10,000.

Bindow announced this while receiving the management team of the NYSC, who paid him a courtesy call at the Government House in Yola.
He said:

“I feel it most expedient to review the N2,000 monthly stipend of corps members serving in this state to N10,000.”
Bindow said the gesture was in appreciation and recognition of the socio-economic contributions of the NYSC to the development of the state.


He said his government had also approved fund for the purchase of 36-seater bus for the NYSC.

He said: “We find it necessary, due to the present economic situation of our people, and as you all know the APC represents change.
“We will continue to provide welfare and social security to mankind as one of the cardinal visions of our great party.”
Bindow also approved the relocation of Internally Displaced Persons from the state NYSC orientation camp in Damare to Malkohi for the corps members to resume orientation in the state.

He said he would collaborate with the NYSC and security agencies to ensure that the next batch of corps members were hosted in the state.
The State Coordinator of the NYSC, Umaru Jauro, lauded the governor for his support.
Jauro said he was directed to get in touch with Bindow on the security situation for corps members to resume orientation in the state.
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Senate Declares War on Presidency Over CCT Trial

A showdown is imminent between the Presidency and the Senate following a failed attempt by Senate President Bukola Saraki to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), DailySun reports.

The Supreme Court last Friday threw out Saraki’s appeal to stop his prosecution over alleged false assets declaration. The lawmakers have resolved to throw their weight behind Saraki.

According to DailySun, the Senate may soon launch a full-scale war against the Presidency and certain people in the All Progressives Congress (APC), who they persistently accused of masterminding Saraki’s travails.

Saraki is currently ‎facing a 13- count charge of alleged corruption and false declaration of assets. Specifically, he was accused of deliberately manipulating the assets’s declaration form that he filed prior to his assumption of office as the Senate President, by making anticipatory declaration of assets.

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Last Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that the CCT’s case against Saraki should go on. ‎The court ruled that the tribunal was properly constituted to exercise jurisdiction over the trial.

However, the Senate is not ready to dump its embattled president. In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, spokesman of the Red Chamber, Senator Abdullahi Sabi, said lawmakers were solidly behind Saraki. He lampooned some Senators who have been calling for his resignation.

In the statement, Senator Sabi, who claimed that he was speaking on behalf of the Senate, said: Following a meeting held in Abuja on Sunday by some Senators and the wide consultations with our colleagues in which we reviewed last Friday’s decision of the Supreme Court in the appeal on the preliminary matters filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on the charges filed against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), we hereby resolve that from the beginning of the trial last September, we have declared that this case is not about any fight against corruption. It is simply a case of political vendetta. Our position remains the same. We still believe that the case is politically-motivated.”
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Senate Rejects N130 Daily Feeding for Prison Inmates

The Senate committee on Interior, today, rejected the sum of N130 budgeted for the feeding of each of the inmates in prisons across the country.

The revelation was made when Minister of Interior, Retired General Abdulrahaman Dambazzau appeared before members of the Senate Committee on Interior for budget defence.

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Chairman of the Committee, Senator Bayero Usman Nafada said the budgetary allocations for the feeding of the inmates was too small.

“N200 was budgeted for the feeding of each of the inmates in our prisons. And if you remove taxes and contractors profit, only N130 will remain, “he said.

In his response, Dambazzau said the ministry will look into it.
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13 APC Governors Who Were Formerly Members of the PDP

About 13 governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC were formerly members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

See list below:

1. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state

Using the PDP platform, he was elected Senator for the Ogun Central district of Ogun State in April 2003.

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2. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state

He served as FCT minister under the PDP

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3. Governor Aminu Masari of Kastina state

Former House of representatives speaker under the PDP.

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4. Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State

Former Commissioner of Commerce and Investment under PDP.

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5. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto

Former Speaker of the house of representatives under the PDP

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6. Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state

Former Commissioner of Finance and development under the PDP

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7. Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State

Former front runner of the PDP in Jigawa.

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8. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Former speaker of the Plateau state house of assembly under PDP.

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9. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state

Former commissioner for local government and former Deputy Governor under PDP.

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10. Governor Samuel Orthom of Benue state

Former Minister of Trade and Investment under PDP

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11. Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state

Former frontliner of PDP in Nasarawa

12. Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state

Former senator representing Kebbi Central under PDP

13. Governor Bindow Jubrilla of Adamawa state

Former Senator representing Adamawa North under PDP.
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Fire Razes 10 Shops, 3 Cars in Idimu, Lagos

An early morning fire in the Idimu, Ikotun area of Lagos State, has consumed a mechanic workshop and no fewer than 10 shops and three vehicles.

The fire started around 4am on Monday and was caused by an electrical surge.

Firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service, Ikotun station, were said to have responded with 10,000 litres of water.

An official of the state fire service said inflammable materials in the mechanic workshop compounded the inferno.

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He said, “We got an alert from a resident exactly 4.18am and we deployed our men from the Ikotun fire station. They met the fire raging and battled it. There were 10 shops, built with corrugated iron sheets surrounding the mechanic workshop. They were all razed. Two cars and a bus were also burnt.”

He added that there was no injury or loss of life.

The Director of the state fire service, Rasak Fadipe, said the fire was caused by an electrical surge, adding that investigations were ongoing.
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Weird Things Nigerian Men Do Before Valentine

Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them.

February is the month of Love! Everyone should be excited and look forward to making it a special and unforgettable day for their spouses. However, for some people, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. These individuals evolve different tactics to ensure that they avoid taking their spouse shopping or giving them a luxurious treat at a five-star hotel.

If you are a lady with your heart setting on celebrating Valentine’s Day but aren’t sure whether your man is cut out for it, Here are some signs to watch out for.


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- Finds fault in everything you do

- Stops calling you

- Does not give you money anymore

- Busy Busy busy

- Valentine is a myth - ‘I hate valentine or I don’t believe in valentine’

- I need a break
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Gunmen Abduct Mother of Taraba Deputy Governor

The Taraba Police Command has on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of Hajiya Hauwa-Belli Manu, the mother of the deputy governor of the state, Haruna Manu.

Mr. Joseph kwaji (DSP), the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command said reports from the Mutum-Biyu headquarters of Gassol Local Goverment area of the state, indicated that the elderly woman was taken away by gunmen from the family home of the deputy governor at about 9 pm on Monday.

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Kwaji said the whereabouts of the woman was not yet known because the abductors were yet to communicate with anybody.

He said the command had deployed additional detectives to the area to assist in tracking the culprits.
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Kogi Assembly Confirms Simon Achuba as Deputy Governor

The Kogi state House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Simon Achuba as deputy governor of the state.

Achuba, a former two-time member of the Kogi House of Assembly, was unanimously confirmed by members of the house, following a motion for his confirmation by Hon. Sunday Shugaba (Bassa).

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The motion was seconded by Hon. Friday Sani (Igalaneka/Odolu).
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Senator Murray-Bruce Donates Free Spaces in Silverbird Galleria for Made in Aba Products

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has declared his support for Made in Aba products by donating a free spaces for them in Silverbird Galleries.

Murray-Bruce's kind gesture was announced via social network by Sam Hart, one of the many aides of the Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

See tweets below:


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Olisa Metuh in Fresh Trouble Over $47m Shared By Dasuki

According to DailyTrust, an investigator of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Junaid Sa'aid on Tuesday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh might have received extra $2 million from former National Security Adviser (NSA) retired Col. Sambo Dasuki.

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Junaid Sa'aid, was asked under cross examination by defence counsel Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) whether Metuh received any amount, beside the N400m his company Destra Investment Ltd got from Dasuki.


He replied that investigation showed that Dasuki on November 27, 2014 withdrew N10 billion from the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) and converted it to $47 million and shared it during the party’s national convention.

“My lord, the $2million given to Nneka Ararume four days later, is strongly linked to that disbursement,” he said.
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Metuh Used Part Of Dasuki’s N400m To Buy Landed Property In Lagos- Witness


A prosecuting witness, Junaid Sa’ad on Tuesday told the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh took N50m out of the N400m given to him by former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki,(rtd) to purchase landed property in Lagos.

Sa’id, a detective at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),is the eight witness to have have testified against Metuh.

Testifying before Justice Okon Abang, Sa’id, said the embattled PDP spokesman used part of the slush funds, about N500m, received from the office of national security adviser (ONSA) to buy property at Banana Island, Lagos.

He said, “Investigation revealed that after the payment of N400m by ONSA, a total sum of N366m was paid into the same account by one Kabiru Ibrahim, who also paid in N150m; Capital Field Investment Limited paid in N91m, and one Eyitonye, paid in N82m,”

“These funds formed the naira equivalent of $2m, which the first defendant [Metuh] gave to one Nneka Ararume in cash.

“Investigations revealed that all this money was used for PDP campaign activities and for personal use by the first defendant. The money used for PDP campaign activities were from the sum of N400m. Among the disbursement made, the sum of N77.5m was paid to CMC connect for campaign activities; the sum of N25m was paid to Abba Dabo for campaign activities; and the sum of N21.7m was paid to Chief Tony Anenih.

Another sum of N5m was discovered to have been paid to Chief Kema Chikwe, and the sum of N50m was found to have been transferred to a joint account of the first defendant and his wife.

“The sum of N500m was also discovered to have been transferred to Daniel Ford International Limited in two tranches of N200m and N300m for the purpose of buying landed property at Banana Island, Lagos, by Metuh.

“In the course of the investigation, the team visited the residence of the first defendant and invited him to the commission. He was interviewed. After the interview, he was asked if he was willing to volunteer a statement in writing. He said, ‘yes’. When he concluded writing his statement, which was in four sheets, he handed them over to us. I read what he had written. I also gave it to my other team members to read. After that, I returned it to him for endorsement.

“He endorsed the first sheet, he endorsed the second sheet; when he was to endorse the third sheet in which he had stated that the money he received from ONSA was used for PDP campaign activities to settle his personal debts, to the surprise of the team he suddenly tore the sheet. The pieces of the torn sheets were then recovered from him and registered as exhibit.”
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PHOTO: Sarah Ofili shows off butt in sexy bikini

The glamour model looking good!
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Dabota Lawson shares first photos since marriage split

 The ex-beauty queen's instagram was deleted last week as it was confirmed she filed for divorce from her billionaire husband of one year ,Prince Sunny Aku..Well,she is back on instagram and captioned her new pic ''QUEEN''

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Photos from the Nigerian Writers Awards 2016 +Full list of winners

DARASEN RICHARDS- SCRIPT WRITER OF THE YEAR
The Nigerian Writers Awards which celebrates Nigerian writers and rewards excellence in writing,took place on Sunday February 6th at Terra Kulture ,Victoria Island Lagos.Checkout photos and list of winners below...

ERIATA ORHIBABOR -POETRY PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

IBITOLA OJOYE- DIASPORA WRITER
JOE AKAN and MC 90s
OGE INDIANA- ACTRESS
MODES DIKO--INITIATOR NWA
AKEEM LASISI- RECOGNITION AWARD

OKAFOR IZUNNA- INDIGENOUS WRITER OF THE YEAR
OLA ABRAHAM- YOUNG MOTIVATIONAL WRITER
RECOGNITION- AMB.GODWILL IGAL
SEUN AKIOYE- FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR
TEENAGE WRITER OF THE YEAR
UCHE UWADINACHI- SPOKEN WORD WINNER
TOMI ADESINA- YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR
MODEST DIKO and ERIATA ORHIBABOR
MODEST DIKO and SAMSON KUKOGHO
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