Friday, 12 February 2016

PHOTO: Female Suicide Bomber Refuses To Strike In Borno


A teenage girl packed with explosives by Boko Haram ripped off her vest to avoid taking part in the attack on Borno Internally Displaced Persons camp (IDPs) in Dikwa, Borno State on Tuesday.

Two others with her, however, walked into the middle of hundreds of people lining up for food before they blew themselves up in the attack that killed 58 and injured 78.

It was the most lethal attack launched by the sect in recent months.


A Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) fighter Modu Awami said yesterday that the third would-be bomber, looking about 14, has confessed.

Awami, who helped question the girl, said she was scared because she knew she would kill people.

A rescue official who confirmed it, said the girl has given officials information about other planned bombings

The United States (U.S.) Embassy in Nigeria yesterday condemned the attacks on Dikwa.

The US Diplomatic Mission in Abuja, in a statement, restated the U.S. government’s continued support for the Nigerian government in fighting terrorism.

“The US Embassy condemns the reported suicide attacks on internally displaced persons in Dikwa town, Borno State,that occurred on Feb. 9.

“The US remains committed to assisting internally displaced populations in North-Eastern Nigeria through humanitarian relief efforts.

“We will also continue to support the Nigerian government in its fight against terrorism,’’ it said.
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PHOTOS: Bus Conductor Goes Naked To Avoid His Vehicle From Being Seized In Lagos

The shocking incident was recorded today at Leventis, Lagos Island, while some Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials were attempting to impound a commercial bus. The conductor;s strategy of going unclad worked as the officials had to leave the scene....
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PHOTOS: Governor El Rufai Visits Doctor's Quarters In Kaduna Community

Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El Rufai led an entourage as he visited Doctors' quarters in Unguwan Rimi GRA to inspect the ongoing road construction in the area. See more pics below;

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PHOTO: Mini Tractor Designed And Built In Nigeria

And who says Nigerians are not talented and constructive. It's high time we reduced our dependency on our foreign counterparts and patronize our own products. According to online reports, this is called the Triketor -a three-wheeled Mini Tractor which was designed and built in Nigeria.
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PHOTO: Nike Okundaye, 64-Year Old Nigerian With No Certificate Lectures At Harvard

Here’s Nike Okundaye. A 64-year old Nigerian Batik and Textile designer who has no formal education, but lecturers at Harvard. Some of you know her story. Love her gele! Talk about class!!
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PHOTO: Desmond Elliot, D'banj, Minister Of Finance, Adeosun & Joke Silva At An Event



@desmondelliot share this: With the Honourable. Minister Of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun. 
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PHOTOS: How Yoruba Boys Dress On Vals Day

 
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Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi to Build $300m Imperial International Business City

The Elegushi Royal Family has revealed their plans for the establishment of a $300 million new Imperial International Business City (IIBC). The new 200 hectare city will be built on reclaimed Lagoon extension of the kingdom and will also be the first eco-friendly smart business city in Africa.


Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom laid out his vision about the city in his palace while receiving some American investors interested in the project. He said the idea of a smart business city will address the perennial housing deficit in Lagos state and also change the landscape of real estate in Africa. The project will be a Joint-Venture between the Royal Family and Channeldrill Resources Limited and will commence in April 2016 with land reclamation.
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Man Dies After Fight Dirty Over Electricity Bill In Edo

36-year-old man, Felix Omokhoa is facing murder charge at Ekpoma Magistrate Court, Ekpoma-Edo State, for allegedly stoning to death his neighbour, one Richard Ikekhua  over electricity bill.
The accused who allegedly committed the crime on January 16, 2016 in Ukpoke-Uhiele, Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area, hit a piece of cement block on the deceased’s forehead during a fight, resulting in his death.
When the case with Charge No.11/c/2016 came up for hearing at the magistrate court, Ekpoma, the plea could not be taken as the magistrate, Mr. Afe Osamudiamen declined jurisdiction and ordered that the file be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal action.

According to police investigation, the accused and the deceased who are co-tenants had a quarrel over the deceased’s refusal to pay his share of re-connection fee.
Following his refusal, the accused with other neighbours resolved to disconnect the deceased’s apartment.

This was said to have infuriated the deceased who consequently reported the case to the electricity company, since the re-connection was illegally procured, and also reported the case against the accused at the police station.
The electricity company thereafter disconnected the entire house, while the police arrested the accused, but eventually settled the matter between them with a stern warning on the accused not to foment any further trouble.
But when the duo returned home, another quarrel ensued resulting in a fight during which the accused hauled a piece of cement block at deceased’s forehead, killing him instantly.
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Headmasters, Vendors Frustrating Free-Feeding For Pupils In Public Schools

Indeed this is Nigeria and we are like our own greatest enemies. Greed kills, lol. The Kaduna State Government has sacked two senior education officials and suspended two others for diverting food meant for the feeding of primary school pupils.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Kaduna State, Dr Shehu Adamu at a news briefing in Kaduna today disclosed how they had circumvented laid down procedures of the government’s Schools Feeding Programme, which commenced in January. Below is how the commissioner explained the situation at hand.
“A School Support Officer in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area (LGA), Ibrahim Abdullahi has been sacked for supplying oranges and biscuits meant for school pupils to a fruits vendor in Birning Gwari to sell for him. “Also, the Headmaster of L.E.A Labi, in Karji, Kubau LGA was also sacked for collecting bribe from a vendor who received government money but did not cook. “Instead of returning the money she shared it with the headmaster.


“We have also received a report that the Headmaster of Nuhu Bamali Primary School in Kaduna South LGA loaded his car with pupils’ oranges and drove out. The headmaster has been suspended until investigation is concluded and if found guilty, he will also be sacked. The police is also investigating the Headmaster of Nomadic Fulani School in Ricifa, Soba LGA for inflating the number of pupils in the school. He is also suspended and would be sacked if found guilty,” Adamu said.
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Anambra Hospital Performs 5 Open Heart Surgeries

A team of medical doctors based in the United States of America, USA, under the auspices of Global Eagle Foundation, has performed open heart surgeries on five patients at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Adazi Nnukwu in Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra State.

The doctors were led by Dr Joe Nwiloh, an indigene of the state and the operation was carried out in partnership with the state government and the Catholic Diocese of Awka. A team of medical doctors based in the United States of America, USA, under the auspices of Global Eagle Foundation, has performed open heart surgeries on five patients at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Adazi Nnukwu in Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra State. The doctors were led by Dr Joe Nwiloh, an indigene of the state and the operation was carried out in partnership with the state government and the Catholic Diocese of Awka. The hospital’s Heart Centre is named after Dr. Nwiloh, who attracted the project and was supported by the Anambra State Government. Of the five patients that were operated upon, four were adults, while one was a child. They were all said to be with failing hearts. The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Uju Nwogu said one of the patients was the first in the South East and South South zones of the country to undergo a coronary artery bypass surgery, adding that this was made possible by the sophisticated state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and mechanical support which the centre has for all heart-related ailments. According to her, the Adazi Nnukwu hospital has become very popular in the area of heart surgery as many people go there for routine checks and consultations. She called on Nigerians to avail themselves of the great life-saving opportunity available in Anambra State to treat their heart diseases and be healthy. Nwogu also called on philanthropic individuals and corporate organizations to contribute to the growth of the center by assisting in acquiring a cardiac catheterization laboratory to enable it complete its diagnostic capabilities.The hospital’s Heart Centre is named after Dr. Nwiloh, who attracted the project and was supported by the Anambra State Government.

Of the five patients that were operated upon, four were adults, while one was a child. They were all said to be with failing hearts. The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Uju Nwogu said one of the patients was the first in the South East and South South zones of the country to undergo a coronary artery bypass surgery, adding that this was made possible by the sophisticated state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and mechanical support which the centre has for all heart-related ailments.

According to her, the Adazi Nnukwu hospital has become very popular in the area of heart surgery as many people go there for routine checks and consultations. She called on Nigerians to avail themselves of the great life-saving opportunity available in Anambra State to treat their heart diseases and be healthy. Nwogu also called on philanthropic individuals and corporate organizations to contribute to the growth of the center by assisting in acquiring a cardiac catheterization laboratory to enable it complete its diagnostic capabilities.
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PHOTO: My New Rolex Watch Can Buy 20 Cars- Davido

 Davido who showed off his expensive new Rolex watch has given us a closer look ,He earlier said the watch could buy 20 cars..I can imagine
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PHOTOS: Topless models at Kanye's Yeezy Season 3 show

Kanye West's album/Yeezy 3 launch is the talk of the internet right now.It is also streaming live on Tidal.As expected the rules for his models who are mainly topless have been leaked...
Lamar Odom has been spotted beside Kanye, Kim went blonde and Kanye is the number one trending topic worldwide at the moment.The reviews are excellent and many agree he indeed created one of his best album's yet..
See photos of the venue at Madison Square..




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EFCC officially declares Tompolo wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared former Niger-Delta militant leader,Tompolo wanted .The anti-graft agency in an advertorial ,carried a photograph of Tompolo, the EFCC described him as a 47-year-old, dark-complexioned man from Okerenkoko, Gbaramotu Kingdom in the Warri South-WestLocal Government Area of Delta State.

The public announcement issued by Uwujaren read in part,
“The general public is hereby notified that Government Ekpemupolo (a.k.a. Tompolo), whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in relation to the offence of conspiracy, illegal diversion of the sum of N34,000,000,000.00 and N11,900,000,000.00 belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.”

Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos had issued a bench warrant against Tompolo on January 14 after he shunned a summons dated January 12, 2016 issued by the judge to appear in connection with the fraud charges filed against him and nine others by EFCC.
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PHOTO: Suspects pose as traffic officials, tow stolen vehicle

A suspected car thief, who posed with three others as traffic officials, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
The suspect, John Godwin, was apprehended on Monday by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad while he and three others, still at large, towed a Toyota Camry in the Isheri-Oshun area of the state,Punch metro reports.


It was gathered that the Camry, with number plate, FKJ 555 CV, had been stolen by the gang; and the car was being towed by a Toyota Corolla when the police stopped them around the Isheri-Oshun Roundabout on the LASU-Iba Road.
When they were stopped, other members in the Corolla zoomed off. The rope used in pulling the stolen vehicle was torn, and Godwin was arrested.
According to the police, the syndicate, which was led by one Ndubuisi, a spare parts seller, was taking the stolen vehicle to Mile 2, before it was intercepted.
Speaking with PUNCH Metro, Godwin, who claimed to be a mechanic, said the gang leader, Ndubuisi, had invited him to assist him in moving the vehicle from the Isheri area.
He said, “I met Ndubuisi in a hotel at about 10pm. He told me a vehicle broke down in the Isheri area, and he needed men to go with him to tow it to the Apapa area. I saw two men with him – Ade and Ebuka. We all entered a Toyota Corolla and headed for the Isheri-Oshun area.

“When we got there, three of them came down from the car. Around 3.30am, they came back and told me that the vehicle would be towed. So, we started towing the Camry with the Corolla.
“We tied a rope to the Camry, linked it to the Corolla, and we began to tow. We were on the LASU – Iyana-Iba Road when we saw some RRS policemen. The rope tied to the Camry broke, but to my surprise, both Ndubuisi and Ade, who were in the Toyota Corolla, didn’t wait.
“Ebuka, who was with me in the Camry, on sighting the RRS operatives, also took to his heels. That was how I was arrested.
“I am a mechanic. I specialise in repairing Mercedez vehicles. Ndubuisi and I became friends when I was a mechanic. He buys, refurbishes and resells cars in the Mile 2 area.”
The owner of the car, Joseph Inaboya, said the Camry was parked in front of his house, adding that he was not aware when the syndicate came to tow it away.
“When policemen called me that my car was recovered from thieves, I said it could not be true as it was parked in front of my house. But when I went downstairs to check the car, I could not find it.”
On Tuesday, the police also arrested a suspected traffic robber, Bayo Folayemi, on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, while he and an accomplice allegedly stole a motorist’s wallet containing N4,500.
Our correspondent learnt that the victim had raised the alarm during which policemen nabbed Folayemi while the other suspect fled.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrests, adding that the command would not tolerate crime in the state.
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PHOTO: 25-yr-old man kills father over fight with mum

Yesterday, Mfreke Archibong Effiong, was paraded by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly killing his father, Mr. Archibong Effiong in Ibesikpo-Asutan LGA of the state. While parading the 25 years old, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Delia Nwawe, said the suspect hit his father with a big stick on the head.

In  response, the suspect attributed the incident to provocation as he never set out to kill his father. Mfreke said he came back from farm on Monday to meet his father beating the mother,Vanguard reports.

He said the mother was trying to explain what happened, but his father attacked him with a broken bottle. He said he was trying to defend himself when he hit his father with the stick on his right arm.

Yesterday, Mfreke Archibong Effiong, was paraded by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly killing his father, Mr. Archibong Effiong in Ibesikpo-Asutan LGA of the state. While parading the 25 years old, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Delia Nwawe, said the suspect hit his father with a big stick on the head.

In  response, the suspect attributed the incident to provocation as he never set out to kill his father. Mfreke said he came back from farm on Monday to meet his father beating the mother,Vanguard reports.
He said the mother was trying to explain what happened, but his father attacked him with a broken bottle. He said he was trying to defend himself when he hit his father with the stick on his right arm.
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Nigerian Army hands over 12 officers to the EFCC

The Nigerian Army has handed over 12 top officers to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for investigation.

This was revealed to newsmen by the Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman.

The reason for the action is not yet known, but the military hierarchy said any of the officers found guilty will face a military court martial.

Punch reports that Usman said “The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public that 12 Army officers have been sent to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), for investigation.
“This comprised of 3 serving Major Generals, and one retired, 3 Brigadier Generals, 4 Colonels and 1 Lieutenant Colonel. However, it should be noted that at the end of the Commission’s investigations those found culpable will be tried by a military Court Martial.”

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The Nigerian Army recently condemned calls by a group, Save the Nation Movement (STNM) for the inclusion of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai in the ongoing arms deal probe.

The Army said it is an attempt to rubbish the hard earned name and reputation of the Chief of Army Staff.
An email has been sent to the Nigerian Army for further clarification. Pulse News will keep you posted.
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APC rejects Supreme Court's ruling on Governor Udom's election

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has faulted the judgment of the Supreme Court, upholding the election of  Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Punch reports that the party said the judgement lacks logic, reason and depth.
A statement issued by the Akwa Ibom State Chairman of the APC, Dr. Amadu Attai, reads: “We want to put on record our utter rejection of the judgment of the Supreme Court about the PDP appeal against the victory of the APC at the Court of Appeal in the state governorship election petition. We believe that the judgment of the Supreme Court is devoid of reason, logic and depth.

“The Supreme Court judgment is a dangerous act of political advocacy that completely ignores the uncontested and overwhelming evidence of the petitioners (Umana Okon Umana and the APC) at the tribunal which had held that the petitioner had proved that there was no valid election in 18 of the 31 local government areas in the state.”
The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has faulted the judgment of the Supreme Court, upholding the election of Governor Udom Emmanuel. Punch reports that the party said the judgement lacks logic, reason and depth. A statement issued by the Akwa Ibom State Chairman of the APC, Dr. Amadu Attai, reads: “We want to put on record our utter rejection of the judgment of the Supreme Court about the PDP appeal against the victory of the APC at the Court of Appeal in the state governorship election petition. We believe that the judgment of the Supreme Court is devoid of reason, logic and depth. “The Supreme Court judgment is a dangerous act of political advocacy that completely ignores the uncontested and overwhelming evidence of the petitioners (Umana Okon Umana and the APC) at the tribunal which had held that the petitioner had proved that there was no valid election in 18 of the 31 local government areas in the state.” Read: 'Governor connived with judges to win at Supreme Court,' Peterside says The statement also said “In addition to this evidence, our candidate and party had also tendered the reports of the United States Embassy, European Union, Nigerian Civil Society Organisations and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps which stated that the governorship election in Akwa Ibom State was marred by widespread irregularities and violence.” You will recall that the APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun also expressed his displeasure at the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld River state Governor, Nyesom Wike’s election, saying there was something fundamentally wrong in the Judiciary.

The statement also said “In addition to this evidence, our candidate and party had also tendered the reports of the United States Embassy, European Union, Nigerian Civil Society Organisations and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps which stated that the governorship election in Akwa Ibom State was marred by widespread irregularities and violence.”
You will recall that the APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun also expressed his displeasure at the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld River state Governor, Nyesom Wike’s election, saying there was something fundamentally wrong in the Judiciary.
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APC's publicity secretary warns Governor Fayose

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, has reacted to Governor Ayo Fayose’s verbal attack on Femi Falana (SAN).

Falana had earlier called for Fayose’s prosecution, following revelations made by former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretary, Tope Aluko.

Aluko alleged that Fayose used the military to rig the 2014 Governorship elections in Ekiti state.
In its reaction, the APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun said the Ekiti state Governor should shut up and stop insulting Nigerians.

Reports have it that the APC spokesman also said “Fayose is jittery and that is why he is stoking violence. He has started attacking individuals in Ekiti State like he did during his first aborted tenure in 2006.”

He said “We want to remind Fayose that many of his party leaders, who still have a modicum of integrity, have also left PDP in droves because they could not stand the shame he has brought upon them through the Ekitigate scandal planned and executed by him and  some of his cohorts. Therefore, Falana cannot be an exception.”


Adding that “Fayose is being haunted by his criminal past and there is no way he will not meet his comeuppance no matter how he tries to evade justice.”

“Through his past and present deeds, decent people of the world have since discovered that Fayose is a threat to democracy and Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, law and order in the society and everyone knows that there is no way he can operate in a society where the law works,” Olatunbosun said.
Governor Ayo Fayose has since denied the allegations of rigging levelled against him by Tope Aluko.
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Man in court for touching female neighbour's breast in Lagos

For allegedly fondling a woman’s breast, a 31-year-old man, Yusuf Akpata, was on Thursday brought before an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused, who lives at No. 57, Iduaro Compound, Idimu, a Lagos suburb, is facing a two-count charge of assault and battery.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Oluwafemi Adeleye, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on Feb. 7 at about 5.00 p.m. at No. 57, Iduaro Compound, Idimu, Lagos.

He said the accused sexually assaulted his neighbour, Elustus, 25, by touching her breast without her consent.
"The accused injured her when he swiped her incisors while she was trying to resist him.’’


The offences contravened Sections 171 and 261of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 171 provides a three-year jail term for serious assault, while Section 261 also prescribes three years for sexual assault.

Ruling on the bail application of the accused, the Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola, granted the man bail in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety in like sum.
Further hearing in the case has been fixed for March 7.
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PHOTOS: The Kardashian-Jenner clan at Kanye West's Yeezy show season 3

Kanye West's Yeezy show season 3 show played to a packed house in New York City but started 45 minutes late. All of the Kardashian-Jenners - including Kourtney,Kim, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, North West, and even Caitlyn - sang and danced as Kanye also debuted songs from his new album, The Life of Pablo.
Lamar Odom joined the family to watch the show, and happily embraced his former in-laws upon his arrival at the venue, Tyga was in attendance but Scott Disick was MIA. More photos of the family after the cut...


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