The price of tomato has crashed from N25,000 to N800 a basket. Few months ago, the price of the essential commodity skyrocketed following the spread of tuta absoluta also known as ‘tomato ebola’ in most of the states that plant and harvest Tomatoes in large quantities. As of this morning, a basket of Tomato in Kaduna sold for as low as N800.

The police in Ogun state has rescued a 10-year-old girl, Promise who was allegedly chained by the woman she was living with, Chiamaka Okafor at a house in the Saraki, Adigbe area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
According to PUNCH, she was chained for two days (Wednesday and Thursday) before she was rescued by the Police at 7PM (Thursday).
Promise told police that her boss (who is her aunt, according to the report), chained her for allegedly stealing N4,000.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesperson in the state:
We had an information that the girl was chained to a burglarproof window at an uncompleted building at Adigbe area and this led our men to the scene.
The girl told us that it was her aunt who chained her on the allegation that she stole a sum of N4,000. The woman is now on the run, while her husband, who is an accomplice, has been arrested and he is helping us in our investigation.
Oyeyemi said Chiamaka fled the house on sighting the police, leaving behind her four children, including a 6-month old baby.
Omotoyosi Odu, a tenant at the house said:
At a point, when the girl was chained to the window in the kitchen, she was crying out to me that I should please give her food. Other neighbours too heard her cry.
Then the landlords had left home for their shop at Pansheke Market. Later, the girl was moved to the boys’ quarters and chained again. Some of us tried to intervene but she warned us to steer clear, because it was none of our business.
Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police, IIiyasu Ahmed, has ordered a manhunt for the fleeing woman in order to bring her to justice, so as to serve as deterrent to others.
“The matter is under investigation and the police is after Chiamaka Okafor. As soon as we complete the investigation, they will be charged to court,” Oyeyemi added.
Promise has been moved to the welfare home, Stella Obasanjo Children’s Home, Ibara GRA, Abeokuta.
Photo Credit: PUNCH

Life is not and can't be all about money. Don't rubbish yourself and your family all because you are in a hurry to make big money. Like I always say, 5 years is all you need to change your life through sincere hardwork. I really pity the families of these guys - Osmane, Ejike and Titus-Igweh.

Three of them were executed yesterday, along with an Indonesian, by firing squad for drug trafficking in the country. Below are more photos, just before they were killed...

May the good Lord have mercy on their souls.

President Muhammadu Buhari in an exclusive interview with The Interview Magazine reveals why he was ousted from power in 1985  by General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd).
Buhari was reacting to a previous statement by Babangida in the December 2015 edition of the same magazine. Babangida said that Buhari’s removal was not because he (Buhari) had planned to remove the then Chief of Intelligence,General Aliyu Gusau (rtd) over a N100,000 fraud.
“I learnt that Aliyu Gusau, who was in charge of intelligence, took import licence from the ministry of commerce which was in charge of supplies and gave it to Alhaji Mai Deribe.
It was worth N100,000, a lot of money at that time. I confronted them and took the case to the Army council in a memo…I wanted Gusau punished,” the magazine quoted President Buhari as saying.
Buhari who was and is known for his anti-corruption war said that after the discovery, he made the move to punish Gusau, adding that if he didn’t take the step, it will create a “North versus South, Muslim versus Christian” problem.
According to him, Babangida did not like the idea, hence he organised some officers to remove him.
“Let him (Babangida) repeat his own story. Ali Gusau is still alive,” President Buhari said.

President of football’s world governing body (FIFA) - Mr Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Fatma Samoura arrived today in Abuja, Nigeria on a two day working visit. They were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, members of the NFF Board and some football club owners in the country. More photos and the video showing his arrival after the cut.

A beautiful lady stunned residents and passersby of Opebi Road in Ikeja on Thursday night as she, in her right sense, took off her clothes by herself and started walking confidently on the street unclad. Those who saw her could not believe their eyes. See the full photo below...

A source said she is a 'crazy' runs girl who probably made a bet with her friends that she could walk around in the manner to win a certain amount from them.

An impersonator of popular RnB artiste Adekunle Gold was cruising around Surulere nightclubs on a club tour when one of the club owners spotted him and alerted artiste promoter Kogbagidi.  He was caught at the V.I.P section sipping Hennessy with cold ice and chicks around him.

According to Kogbagidi, on getting to the Club, the impersonator (Fake Adekunle Gold) begged the owner of the club for his dear life and ran before the police got there.

The man behind the web’s biggest piracy network has been arrested and charged with criminal copyright infringement and money laundering.
According to CNN Money, 30-year-old Ukranian Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of the world’s largest torrent site Kickass Torrents, was arrested by the United States Government in Poland, where they had requested his extradition.
The Kickass Torrents is a commercial website that enables users to illegally reproduce and distribute hundreds of millions of copyrighted motion pictures, video games, television programs, musical recordings and other electronic media and has being in existence since 2008.
With millions of unique visitors per day, it is now one of the most-used BitTorrent portals online – even bigger than ‘The Pirate Bay’.
Alongside the arrest of the alleged site owner in Poland, a federal court in Chicago has ordered the seizure of Kickass Torrent domain names, in an attempt to close the site down.
In a criminal complaint filed in US District Court in Chicago , Vaulin has been charged with conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and two counts of criminal copyright infringement.
The Federal Prosecutor in charge of the case, Zachary T. Fardon said:
“Copyright infringement exacts a large toll, a very human one, on the artists and businesses whose livelihood hinges on their creative inventions.”
Online piracy — essentially copying a digital file and sharing it — sucks revenue out of media publishing companies, which pay fees to the artists who create the work.
The U.S. government will ask the Polish government to extradite Vaulin to the United States, where he will be prosecuted. He’s accused of operating a website that allowed people to share movies, video games, television shows and music worth more than $1 billion.

On the 22nd of July 2016, at about 10:30hrs at Ajibawo in Ado odo OTA division 2, NSCDC officers rescued a boy named Taiwo Korede aged nine years old, who had been chained for weeks at Celestial Church of Christ key of Joy Parish Ajiwo.

The case has since been transferred to the appropriate authority for further investigation. More traumatizing pics after the cut.

How could full grown human beings do this to a little child? How were they able to worship God at this church for weeks????

There have been rumors that he left PDP and re-joined APC, a party of which he was a founding member. He has just released a statement confirming the rumors. Read his statement below
I have finally heeded the calls on me to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a party of which I was a founding member. I re-registered as a member of the APC on Thursday through the party’s online portal. After that, the leadership of the party in my Bako ward of Yola South Local Government Area visited me in my Yola residence to welcome me back to their fold.
My decision to return to the APC was triggered by my believe that all politics are local. Almost everyone around me, and with whom we started my political journey believed the time had come for us to make sacrifices and make concessions. That is in addition to the unbelievable love that my friends in the APC have showered on me in the past months. They demonstrated in words and action that they wanted me back home. I also did a deep and long reassessment of the circumstances that warranted my exit from the APC in the first place. I left the APC in 2014 owing to fundamental disagreements with the ways the chapter of the party in my state was run after it fell into some hands. Some colleagues and I tried hard to save the then APC administration from an orchestrated impeachment plot which was unfortunately carried out with active collaboration of some ranking APC members in the state. However, events in the last 15 months have addressed many of the issues and healed some of the wounds. More so, with the genuine and sincere invitations I received since last year to retrace my steps into the party, I decided to return after consulting family and political associates at all levels. I would like to appreciate all those members of the party who privately and publicly prodded me to return to the party. My appreciation also goes to the leadership of our party, from my ward in Bako to the national leadership, for the enthusiasm they showed in having me back. NR

About 11 persons were killed on Thursday after a commercial bus with 14 passengers on board went up in flames on the Otedola Bridge in the Berger area of Lagos.

It was learnt the deceased comprised eight males and three females while three persons were rescued from the wreckage alive.

The bus was at top speed heading towards Berger from Mushin area when one of its tyres burst.

The bus was said to have somersaulted several times before it was engulfed in flames.

Officials of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the state Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Corps and the Nigerian police were on the scene of the crash.

An eyewitness, Ojo Daramola, told Punch that the accident happened around 6pm, adding that the driver had struggled to stop the bus but his efforts failed.

He said, “I wanted to buy a satchet of water when I heard the sound of a crash. A few seconds after, the bus exploded and all the passengers were trapped. The fire raged for some minutes before emergency officials came for rescue operation. People by the roadside fled to safety. I learnt the bus was coming from Mushin. Most of the passengers died.”

The LASEMA General Manager, Mr. Michael Akindele, confirmed that 11 people died in the crash.

He said three persons rescued from the explosion had been taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit at Toll gate for treatment while the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue.

Akindele said, “A 14-passenger volkswagon commercial bus at top speed somersaulted after it tyre burst. The bus burst into fire afterwards. Eleven persons — three females and eight males — were burnt dead while three persons were rescued alive. They were taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit. We are on identification process to identify the deceased and hand them over to their families.”

The Director, Lagos Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, said firefighters responded swiftly after receiving a distress call. He advised drivers to comply with the speed limit regulation to avoid loss of life.

Lagos Police Command spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos said the bus driver who escaped the crash, fled the scene.

She said, “The command’s operatives from the Isheri division received a call that an 18-seater bus heading towards Berger from Mushin was involved in a lone accident and caught fire. A total number of 11 people consisting three women and eight men were burnt to death instantly while four others have been rushed to the hospital.

“Investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle escaped the inferno and later fled the scene immediately the accident occurred. Policemen and firefighters are on ground to put out the fire and clear the obstruction the accident might have caused.”

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