Thursday, 11 February 2016

Retired female doctor burnt to death in house inferno

A retired radiologist and the eldest child of late Ologbosere of Warri Kingdom, Chief O. N. Rewane, was yesterday burnt to death in an early morning fire in Lagos. The 75-year-old Dr. Irene Damola (nee Rewane) was at at her 5, Tola Adewunmi Street, Maryland, Lagos residence where the unfortunate incident occured.

Vanguard gathered that the fire started from her bedroom in the duplex occupied by her and a domestic staff. Eyewitnesses said smoke was noticed upstairs at midnight, following which security men raised alarm. Efforts by the private guards in the street to put out the fire failed. Eyewitnesses said: 

“Some people even attempted to move in to rescue Dr. Damola, but the entrance door was locked. “The young lady living with her later opened the door. By the time the fire was put out by the fire service men, she had been burnt to death.” 
 Lagos State Fire Service Director, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe, said the fire service got to the scene at about 4.02a.m. as soon as they got the information and tried to save the lives of the occupants. He said: 
“It is a five-bedroom apartment. The woman, Dr. Irene Damola, lives upstairs, while the young lady staying with her lives downstairs. The fire started from her bedroom. “She made efforts to escape, but the fire caught up with her at the door of her bedroom, where my men met her dead. “We were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the ground floor. We gathered that before her demise, she was not walking well, and the effect of old age might have affected her mobility. We didn’t allow the fire to spread beyond the room.
“The fire could be attributed to power surge or maybe an appliance was left on, because we gathered that there was no power initially. We handed over the corpse to the police and the family, who had been sent for by neighbours.”
The corpse was handed over to policemen from Anthony Village Division.” Late Dr. Damola retired as a radiologist in Saudi Arabia before returning to Nigeria. She also worked at Lagos University Hospital, LUTH.
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Battle of the curly hair! Omotola vs Mercy Aigbe (Photos)

 It looks like this hairstyle is the latest trend.Omotola rocked hers first and Mercy Aigbe showed off hers yesterday ..Both beautiful women,mothers and very stylish..Who rocked the look best?

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Gov Rochas Okorocha recalls 3,000 sacked workers

After a three day strike by the National Labour Union for sacking 3,000 workers in Imo State,, governor Rochas Okorocha has however swallowed his pride and recalled the workers unconditionally.
Labour had shut down Imo state with the commencement of a three-day warning strike over the sack of 3,000 workers and months of unpaid salary arrears among others.
Vanguard reports that, the National President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba said in a statement..

“The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has accepted to recall the over 3,000 innocent workers he summarily terminated their appointments without following due process,” Comrade Wabba said.
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Rukky Sanda looking different in new photos

 The actress ditched her figure hugging dresses for this lovely lace outfit..She looks gorgeous!

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Photos: Checkout Floyd Mayweather's HUGE bodyguard

  Floyd Mayweather is known for doing things to excess - so it's not a surprise he was spotted in Milan with one of the biggest bodyguards ever.

But does Floyd really need such protection considering he is the world's greatest boxer ?..Maybe Floyd just loves to make a statement..

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Tiwa Savage visits pregnant women,says she doesn't miss those days(Photos)

 The star who is also a pampers ambassador visited some pregnant and new mothers..She wrote 

We also met with mothers who were in their last trimester (lol I don't miss those days o phweew) but I was very happy for all of them and pray for safe delivery. I love this campaign #Momsknowbest because it has allowed me to meet with many mothers and just connect with them. We learn so much from eachother. I am yet to find the cure for stretch marks though  God bless all mothers anddddd fathers lol we love you guys too

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"Ministers Should Read The Budget Well Before Appearing Before The Senate"- Sen Shehu Sani Says

Following the controversies and discrepancies which have trailed the 2016 national budget, senator Sheu Sani has shared his thoughts on his Facebook page with the message below;

Ministers appearing before senate committees to disown budget figures from their ministries doesn't make much sense.They are suppose to dedicate their time to go through every page and lines of the documents no matter the volume. The embarrassments of 'typographical errors" and other suspicious errors by "authors of the budget"can best be prevented by meticulous reading of the documents before it's presentation. 
Meanwhile, the persistence of the confusion that began when the 2016 budget document was declared "missing" at the National Assembly four weeks ago, doubts still remain over the figures allocated to subheads in various ministries, departments and agencies.

Now, members of the National Assembly have begun questioning the integrity of the document before them and have announced the indefinite suspension of the deadline they had earlier fixed for passing the budget.
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More Pictures Of The Elephant That Ran Amok And Caused Commotion In India

The elephant had wandered from the Baikunthapur forest in India on Wednesday, crossed roads and a small river outside the town and ran amok trampling parking cars and motorbikes before being tranquilized.

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Barack Obama Returns To His Old Office In Illinois Before He Became President. (Photo)

Pictured is president Barack Obama in his old office in Illinois, U.S.A.. Barack Obama was at the office nine years ago to declare his presidential interest. He returned there Wednesday (yesterday) lamenting that the story hasn't changed.

Pictures below show president Obama in the Oval office at the White House, Washington D.C
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Atiku Abubakar, APC Chairman John Oyegun Spotted At Abuja International Airport. Photos

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) -Chief John Oyegun were seen at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Wednesday (yesterday). Also with them was former governor of Ekiti State, Olusegun Oni and other stalwarts.

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Commercial Bus Catches Fire On Lekki Expressway In Lagos. Photos

A commercial bus went up in flames few hours ago along Lekki-Epe expressway close to Conoil petrol station. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

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23 Year Old Man Bags Jail Term For Stealing Blackberry Phone

A 23-year-old, Azeez Ibrahim, was on Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment for pleading guilty to stealing a Blackberry Bold 6 phone valued at N25, 000. The Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat, who handed down the verdict, warned the convict to turn a new leaf while serving his term in prison.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt Ihiehie Lucky told the court that the accused of No 13, Buhari St., Ikorodu, had on February 3 at about 4.30pm at Abiola Gardens in Alausa, lkeja, committed the offence.

He said the complainant, Ekpe Ifeoma, reported at the Ojota Police Station that the accused had snatched her handbag containing her blackberry phone valued at N25, 000.

He said the police called the complainants’ phone and tracked down the accused with the phone at Mile 12.

The offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011
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Army Seeks Partnership With EFCC To Curb Oil Theft. (Photos)

Brig Gen S. O. Olabanji, Commander, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, remains pivotal in the military’s efforts to check oil theft and pipe-line vandalism in the country. He also pledged the army's support to the EFCC in carrying out the onerous task of sanitizing the oil industry.

He gave the assurance during a courtesy visit to the EFCC’s zonal office in Port Harcourt on February 10, 2016.
Noting that oil theft contributed to the sabotage of the Nigerian economy, he said, “I am aware that part of the mandates of the EFCC is to prosecute any person or group that is involved in any form of
economic sabotage.”
He stated that the Nigerian Army would assist the EFCC in the area of information gathering.

“There should be a synergy of government agencies in Port Harcourt, particularly the South-south zone so that we can find a lasting solution to the issue of oil theft, and tackle the issue of vandalism,” he said.
On his part, the Zonal Head, Ishaq Salihu, appreciated the Brigade Commander
for his kind words, and promises.

“Your presence will go a long way in not only solidifying an already existing relationship between the EFCC and the Nigerian Army, but will go a long way in the joint fight against oil theft/bunkering,” he said.

He added that the agency had hope and confidence in the Army to partner the agency in the fight against the menace of pipeline vandalism, oil theft and other economic and financial crimes.
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4 Year Old Girl Who Was Kidnapped In Bauchi Found Dead. (See Photos)

This is quite disheartening. According to reports from a Facebook user, Aminu Iliyasu Kala, a News Assistant at Bauchi state television authority, 4-year-old Nana Khadija was kidnapped on Tuesday while on her way to her Islamic school. She was found dead yesterday. May her soul rest in peace.

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Presidency releases statement announcing Buhari's resumption after short vacation

Read the press statement below...
Press statement from the Presidency President Muhammadu Buhari has resumed work in Abuja after a short vacation. In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution, President Buhari has dispatched a formal notice of his resumption of duty with effect from Thursday, February 11, 2016, to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
It would be recalled that President Buhari was on vacation from February 5 to February 10, 2016.
Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) February 11, 2016
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Photos: Senate President Bukola Saraki receives German President at the National Assembly

The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, visited the National Assembly, Abuja, today, February 11. According to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, their discussions was focused on ways that Nigeria and Germany can foster stronger ties and bonds, as well as collaborate on economic, security, and legislative issues.

Saraki said:

"Nigeria has much to learn from Germany, and much to gain from stronger Nigerian-German relations. In this regard, I called on the German government and the European Union to lend us their unflinching support and solidarity in order for us to fully eliminate terrorism from the West African sub region. I believe that every effort in these crucial areas is a paramount investment in the areas of regional stability, security and development"
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Photos: Flamboyant Zimbabwean pastor buys his wife a Lamboghini as Val present

Flamboyant Zimbabwean Pastor and Senior Pastor of Good News Church, Uebert Angel, reportedly bought this $US400, 000 Lamborghini sports car for his wife, Beverly, as a Valentine's Day present. Pictures released on social media show Beverly receiving keys to a Lamborghini Aventador.


Uebert who has over the years been accused of exploiting his church members to fund his flamboyant life style, has denied the claims, saying he did not take money from offerings in church and instead had several businesses including real estate.
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Photo: Pregnant woman dies during fight with her neighbor in Lagos

Police in Lagos state have arrested a hair dresser named Tawa Biodun for fighting her heavily pregnant neighbour, Esther Oluwadiya, in their compound in Ikotun, Lagos on Monday Feb. 8th. The woman who was pregnant with twins (pictured above) later died from complications from the fight...

According to PM News, the deceased was rushed to Igando General Hospital and then referred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH where she eventually died.

According to residents, trouble started when the 16 year old daughter of Biodun and the 13 year old son of the deceased started a fight in their compound. Instead of Biodun to discourage them from fighting, she reportedly told her daughter to go and dress up properly to fight Esther's son who is younger than her.

This attracted the attention of Esther who rebuked Biodun for encouraging the children to fight. This resulted in both women exchanging harsh words which led to a fight.

During the fight, Esther became unconscious and was rushed to hospitals where she eventually died.

Police officers from the Ikotun Police station were called in and Biodun was immediately arrested and detained. The matter has been transferred to the SCID at Panti for further investigation.

Meanwhile Esther's corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.
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Photos: Meet a Nigerian man who wears suit to hawk tiger nut from a wheelbarrow

BBC Hausa correspondent Yakubu Liman met Isa Kebbi (left), who sells tiger nuts from a wheel barrow at a market in Abuja. According to Kebbi, he buys a sack of tiger nuts on credit every month and if he make a lot of sales, he makes a profit of around $19 (£13).

He is not the first food seller seen wearing a suit to sell his goods. In 2015, BBC published a photo of Daniel Nartey (right) who wears suits to hawk fruits in Accra, Ghana. He told the correspondent that he started wearing suit to sell watermelon after he was told by his pastor to dress well no matter the job you do.
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Consul General of Switzerland, Yves Nicolet pays courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos (Photos)

Consul General of Switzerland, Yves Nicolet today payed a Courtesy Visit to the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumni Ambode, at the Lagos House, Ikeja. See more photos after the cut...

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