Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Suspected Criminals Burst Into Tears After Being Nabbed In Port-Harcourt. (Photo)

A group of suspected criminals were apprehended earlier today by police officers in Rivers State. The arrest was made following a tip-off by a patriotic citizen who reported to the police of a suspicious movement at Ibadan waterfront, Port Harcourt. A team of police officers immediately stormed the area -as they nabbed four suspects identified as Francis Anderson 'm' 38 years, Gift David 'm' 18 years, Richard Toria 'm' 23 year and Barikwa Godspower 'f' 32 years.

Exhibits recovered from them include five AK-47 rifles, six magazines and 120 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition. Two Toyota camry vehicles with registration numbers MUS 583 DF, and SMK 577 BZ were also recovered from them.

Meanwhile, investigation continues.
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LASTMA Officials And Bus Driver "Battle It Out" In Lagos Traffic. (Photos)

And the everyday trend in Lagos continues. Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were seen this morning violently dragging a bus driver (who refused to be dragged) right in the middle of the road at 7up motorways, Oregun in Ikeja area of Lagos. The cause of the "clash" was not revealed.. See more pics.

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Fomer VP, Atiku Abubakar Receives His National I.D Card In His Yola Residence. (Photos)

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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Rivers election: Wike compromised Supreme Court judges- Dakuku Peterside

APC candidate in the April 14th 2015 governorship election in Rivers state, Dakuku Peterside, says he has it on good authority that Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, had prior contacts with some of the judges of the Supreme court before January 27th when the apex court upheld his election.

Speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt the state capital today February 9th, Peterside said comments from Wike's supporters in the early hours of the day the judgement was delivered by the Supreme court, suggested they had a fore knowledge of what it will be.

“Despite my acceptance and temperate public comments on the verdict of the supreme court on the 27th of January, 2016, Gov. Nyesom Wike, by his unguarded utterance last Sunday, seems to give credence to the pervading doubt being expressed on the judgment in public space, especially in the media. Many Nigerians continues to wonder why PDP and Gov. Wike’s supporters went on wild celebration across Rivers state as early as 9am on the day of judgment even though the actual verdict was handed down at about 6:20pm of that day. It clearly suggests that they might have been in the know of what the judgment would be, long before the supreme court pronounced it. This is coupled with several comments especially on the social media some 3 weeks earlier such as: ‘Thank God there will now be no need for a rerun election….. It is surely ending at the Supreme Court’, etc. etc. “Credible information confirmed that Nyesom Wike had earlier confessed to some persons of having met one of the justices of the supreme court in Mbaise during an important burial, another at Owerri in a hotel and yet others in Dubai and Saudi Arabia respectively. These Justices were in the panel that decided the matter in Wike’s favour.”he said
The APC governorship candidate further stated that while speaking at a thanksgiving service he held in the state on Sunday February 7th, Wike said the former governor of the state, Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili, were his advisers regarding the Supreme court case.
“The most striking revelation by Nyesom Wike is contained in his account at the thanksgiving service last Sunday. He obviously stunned his audience and the watching world when he confessed that when it came to the judges, Dr. Peter Odili and the wife Justice Mary Odili (a Justice of the Supreme Court) were his advisers. This simply confirmed his earlier statements that he had contact with the justices after several attempts to reach the chief justice of the country failed. It is therefore obvious that the decision of the supreme court on the Rivers state election was not a product of justice but rather a product of compromise and orchestrated contrivance to legalise electoral violence and rigging and, in turn, reward injustice. This calls for serious introspection by our Judiciary and judicial officers. For the records, in his speech at the church service, Gov. Nyesom Wike probably forgot that he was on live telecast when he stated: ‘Let me thank our former governor, Dr. Peter Odili [husband of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili]. He will call me midnight to tell me what to do….he will say ‘go so so place.’ I took all his advice, and here we are today. “This shocking confession needs no further explanation except for you and other decent Nigerians to further make your fair conclusions.”he said
Source: TheCable
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Pics: Biafran leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in court today, refuses to remove handcuffs

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and director of Biafra radio, Nnamdi Kanu, was at the Federal High Court Abuja this morning where hearing on the treasonable charges filed against him by the Federal government continued.

A mild drama took place when he arrived the court premises and refused Prison officials to remove his handcuffs, insisting on having it on during court proceedings. It took the intervention of his ‎lead counsel, Chuks Muoma, to persuade him to allow the prison officers remove the handcuffs. The presiding judge, Justice John Tsoho denied Kalu's application for his International passports (British and Nigerian) to be released to him. Continue to see more photos

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Nollywood actor, Daniel K Daniel dapper in new photo

Multiple Award-winning Nollywood Actor, Daniel K. Daniel who was recently nominated for Best Actor (Drama) at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA 2016) for his role in the hit movie ‘A Soldier’s Story’ in a recent interview revealed that he had not been in any relationship for over 2 years, since he broke up with his ex-girlfriend, a former beauty queen.

The ‘Bambitious’ and 'Mummy Dearest' star went further to state that he would not just date for ‘dating sake’, and if he would go into a relationship, it would be the whole 9 yards!

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Suspected recruiter of terrorists for ISIS, others, arrested in Nigeria

The Department of State Security released a statement today stating that a suspected recruiter of ISIS, and others, have been arrested in Nigeria. Read the full statement signed by DSS official, Tony Okpuiyo after the cut...
DSS Arrests ISIS Recruiter and Other Terrorists - Planned Terrorists Attacks in States Aborted
In line with the Service statutory mandate  to decisively and continually provide actionable intelligence as well as act to degrade persons and groups that threaten  internal security in the Country, the Service initiated series of tactical operations, involving raids and enforcement actions against identified criminal and extremist kingpins and syndicates across the country.
These recent operations have significantly degraded the key extremist groups and kidnapping gangs, terrorizing innocent citizens in the Country, particularly in the South-West, North-West and Middle-Belt regions of the Federation.

On 17th January, 2016, one Abdussalam Enesi YUNUSA, a recruiter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was arrested in Kano. His arrest was sequel to available intelligence which indicated his terrorist antecedents and covert drive to indoctrinate and recruit susceptible youths in the country.
Prior to his arrest, YUNUSA had completed arrangements to embark on a journey to join an ISIS terrorist training camp in Libya, with other Nigerians whom he recruited for the ‘Islamic State’. These recruits include the trio of one Muhammed RABI’U, Yahaya Momoh JIMOH and Zainab SUNDAY (f). YUNUSA is a 400 level undergraduate student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, where he was studying for a degree in Information and Media Technology.
He was subsequently radicalized and became a member of an extremist cell, comprising of one IBRAHIM (fnu) and Abubakar LIGALI, whom he revealed are currently undergoing terrorist training in Libya. He listed one AMINU (fnu) and Ibrahim JIHADI (Nigeriene), as other ISIS agents operating in Nigeria and the West African sub-region. The cell was being funded by one Abu-sa’ad Al Sudani, a media expert with the extremist group using Western Union money transfers to fund the terrorist cell agenda. 
On 17th January, 2016, in Daura township of Daura LGA, Katsina State, another budding extremist cell affiliated to ISIS, was intercepted by the Service. One Ibrahim Mohammed DAURA, Zaharadeen SALISU and five other elements of the proscribed extremist group, Ansaru, were arrested by the Service. This group was discovered in an active stage, as its members were already co-ordinating themselves for attacks in Katsina and Kano States.
In the same vein, on 22nd January, 2016, one Obansa SALAMI, Ejide TIJANI aka Abu Uwaise II, Mohammed RABIU aka Ubida II, Zainab MOHAMMED and Abdulqadir Salisu AHMAD were arrested in Kano by this Service, while  migrating to Libya, with their immediate families including infants, in a bid to join ISIS. This group was apprehended after painstaking monitoring of its network and plans.
On 29th January, 2016, the Service arrested Mohammed Aliyu NDAKO in Kwara State. NDAKO is a seventeen (17) year old undergraduate student of a tertiary institution in the State. He was arrested sequel to credible intelligence on his plans with one Abdulkadir Salisu AHMAD a.k.a Daddy Tall, another student in Kano State, to carry out coordinated lone-wolf attacks on selected populated targets in Nigeria preferably worship centres or recreation venues. Suspect had hitherto been communicating with foreign extremist elements, while sourcing online terrorist training and support.
Within the window of these tactical operations, between the month of December 2015 and February 2016, the Service,  busted the  network of syndicated kidnap gangs spanning different regions in the country, especially Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger, Nasarawa, FCT, Oyo and Osun States. Foremost in this line, was the arrest of a gang of five (5) kidnappers, Abubakar HASSAN, Usman MUSA, Usman ADAMU and Idrisa Babangida AHMADU at Ife junction, Osun State, on 3rd  February, 2016.
On 5th February, 2016, the fifth member of the gang, Saidu ISYAKU was arrested at Ojo area, Oyo State. These kidnappers, Six (6) AK 47 rifles, five (5) magazines and about one thousand rounds of ammunition were recovered. This gang has been active in the South West axis of the country and were at advanced stages of kidnapping high value targets for huge ransom, before they were intercepted.
Another breakthrough in the fight against kidnapping was the killing of Abubakar MOHAMMED (aka BUBA), and an unidentified member of his group, on 8th February, 2016 close to Jebba Medical Centre, Jebba, Kwara State by security operatives as they tried to escape during a shootout with security operatives. MOHAMMED was a notorious kidnap kingpin known for his brutality and various acts of lawlessness. It is disheartening that this criminal and his men had terrorized, to no end, residents of the South West zone.  He was also linked to the kidnap of the elder statesman, Chief Olu Falae, in Ondo State.
In the wake of deliberate  vandalism of oil pipelines  by criminal elements in the South-South region, the Service arrested one Nengi Samuel IKIBA aka Kockman Abula, a notorious pipeline vandal on 27th January, 2016, in Bayelsa State. IKIBA confessed to vandalizing several pipelines in the State, including the 24” Agoda/Brass Oil pipeline at Idema community in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State. 
The modest success of the Service in its support to the Federal Government to achieve its desired economic objectives and stability may also be noted. To this effect, the DSS have arrested a group of fraudsters who had concluded plans to hack the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) domiciled in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation in order to steal Four Billion, Five Hundred Million Naira (N4.5b) from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
The gang was led by one Sunny OKOH, a hacker who  worked in collaboration with the trio of Uwem Udo EKPO, a Chief Program Analyst in the OAGF, Maxwell EKENE, a retired security operative and Dozie EGWU, based in Malaysia and who is now at large. The suspected fraudsters intended to use a software they had sourced and codes released to them by EKPO to hack Government accounts in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and defraud the Government of this huge sum.
It is instructive to note that a credibility problem would have arisen over the TSA policy if these hackers had succeeded in their plan and thus lend credence to the critics of the policy that it ought not to have been introduced and implemented. For the avoidance of doubt, the suspects have been handed over to the EFCC for further investigations and prosecution.
It is pertinent to state that these successes were recorded as a result of proactive and credible intelligence offered by members of the public, sister security agencies and other stakeholders. This Service wish to state that it will continue to deploy every means necessary within its statutory mandate, and armbit of the law to ensure the security and safety of all law-abiding residents and citizens wherever they reside.
It is also germane to urge all and sundry to be extra-vigilant, as well as report any suspicious persons/groups or activities to relevant security agencies, for the sustenance of relative peace in the country
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Fayose: Buhari should withdraw, represent 2016 Budget, says; “Budget scam is national embarrassment”

Read the press statement below...
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to save the country of the national embarrassment being caused by the 2016 Budget that he presented to the National Assembly by formally withdrawing the budget and representing it.
According to a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Pubic Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said “the President should admit that there were avoidable errors in the budget and since he is human and not immune to errors, he should simply do the needful by presenting a new and credible budget to the National Assembly.”

Governor Fayose described revelation by the Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, that the proposal drawn up by the ministry and submitted to the budget office had been doctored and that “foreign” appropriations, different from what was submitted, had been sneaked in as the height of national embarrassment.

While addressing the Senate Committee on Health during its budget defence session on Monday, Prof Adewole had stunned the Senators when he said; “We have to look into the details of the budget and re-submit it to the committee. This was not what we submitted. We’ll submit another one. We don’t want anything foreign to creep into that budget. What we submitted is not there.”

The minister went further to say that in the revised budget as re-submitted, N15.7 billion for capital allocation was moved to other areas and that there was nothing allocated to public health and family health. In his reaction, Governor Fayose said; “Last week, we were told that the Senate discovered a sum of N10 billion questionably smuggled into the budget of the Ministry of Education for an allegedly questionable subhead.

“Also, we were told of the existence of a budget mafia in the Presidency that was said to be responsible for the embarrassing allocations in the budget. “Before now, we were told that a total of N3.87 billion was allocated for capital projects at the State House Clinic alone, over N700 million more than capital allocation to all the 16 federal teaching hospitals combined.

“Now, a whole minister has come out to say that budgetary provision for his ministry was forged! “If under a President that says he is fighting corruption, the budget of the country got missing and we are now being told that the budget being considered by the National Assembly has been forged, one cannot but be afraid that there is possibility of Nigeria being forged one day, after the original must have gone missing.”
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Photo: 21-year-old man commits suicide by throwing himself in front of a moving train

21-year-old Brendon Apples was found dead from apparent suicide at Denneboom Station near Mamelodi, SA on Monday, February 8, one week after he disappeared. According to his mother, Cecilia Apples, Brendon was last seen leaving home for work around 05:00 last Tuesday. She said he didn’t make it to work and she immediately contacted the police the next day after he had failed to return home. 

She reported her son missing on Wednesday and appealed to residents and the media for any information on his whereabouts.Brendon was finally found in a mortuary. The police said he threw himself on rail tracks in suicide.
"The police found his body and took him to the mortuary."
Apples said she was contacted by police informing her that they had found a body matching her son’s description.
"Police said he committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a moving train," Apples said.
She said the family positively identified the body as Brendon Apples on Monday and were organising his funeral for Saturday.
"Brendon was a very quiet and loving child and he was working in Gezina doing upholstery."
Source: Pretoria East Rekord
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Photos: Gov. Ambode receives President of Germany, Mr Joachim Gauck at Lagos house, Ikeja

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife, Bolanle, jointly presenting a gift to the President, Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck (left) and his wife, Gerhild (2nd right), during a courtesy visit to the Governor by the German President, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday, February 08, 2016. See more photos after the cut...

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Former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, detained by EFCC after 8hours of questioning

Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh was yesterday detained by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after subjecting him to about eight-hours of questioning. Badeh is being investigated in connection with the ongoing $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. Badeh arrived the commission's headquarters in Abuja at about 9am and did not leave the premises even after the close of work.

A source at EFCC who spoke on condition of anonymity said
“He is having audience with one of the panels we raised to interact with those military chiefs invited. We confronted Badeh with some documents, including letters to the ex-NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), demanding the procurement of some military equipment. We are not likely to release him on bail now because his interrogation may take a while. You know, he was central to the control of the Armed Forces. Before being the CDS, he was also a Chief of Air Staff. Some of these equipment were bought under him”.
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Diamond Platnumz grabs his babymama's ass in new sexy photos

Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz and his babymama, Zari ...see more photos after the cut..

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Don't just like 'Made in Aba' goods, patronize them - Nigerians tell Saraki

Yesterday Senate President Bukola Saraki said he had fun at the "Made in Aba" tradefair held in Abuja which he and other senators attended. Nigerians were very quick to tell him to not just see and like the good but to also patronize them. See the tweets after the cut...

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