A Nigerian man has cancelled his wedding two days before the said date after his fiancee was allegedly caught cheating. The wedding was slated for yesterday, 29th December 2016 .

The groom to be, man Izuchukwu Ekweanua took to Facebook to announce the cancellation and the bride-to-be, Frances Uchechukwu Obi, also announced it on Facebook a day later.

Her cousin also commented about her being unfaithful as the reason behind the cancellation .

World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo rejected a world record £257million (300m euros, $317m) bid from China, his agent Jorge Mendes has claimed.

Mendes told Sky Sports Italia on Thursday that the unnamed Chinese Super League side had offered the 31-year-old Portuguese superstar a record £85m a year as salary.

“From China, they’ve offered 300m euros to Real Madrid and more than 100m (euros) per year to the player,” said Mendes.

“But money is not everything. Real Madrid is his life. Cristiano is happy at Real Madrid and it is impossible to go to China.”

China has through its Super League clubs flexed considerable financial muscle in the international transfer market, most recently buying Brazilian international Oscar from Chelsea and Argentinian veteran Carlos Tevez — with the latter reportedly set to earn 38million euros a year.

However, Mendes said the star of his stable was out of reach.

“The Chinese market is a new market,” said Mendes.

“They can buy a lot of players, but then again it is impossible to go for Ronaldo.

“Cristiano is the best player in the world and best ever. It is normal to have some offers.

“He won the European Championship with Portugal, it’s like winning the Italian league with Genoa: they were not the favourite,” added the 50-year-old Portuguese.

Wizkid and Tekno were the top winners at the Soundcity MVP Awards 2016.

The Star boy took home the award for Artiste of the year and Best Male artiste while Afropop singer, Tekno finally got the recognition he deserves with a treble win. He took home the Digital Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and the Listeners Choice awards.
The ceremony was held at the Expo Center, Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, on December 29, 2016 

See full list of nominees below:

Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)
Olamide (NIGERIA)
Patoranking (NIGERIA)

Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)
Victoria Kimani (KENYA)
Vanessa Mdee (TANZANIA)
Cynthia Morgan (NIGERIA)
Ms Vee (GHANA)

Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA) - WINNER
Olamide (NIGERIA)
Stanley Enow (CAMEROON)

Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Kiss Daniel (NIGERIA) - WINNER
Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)
Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)
Timaya (NIGERIA)
Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)
Davido (NIGERIA)
Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA)

Mr Eazi Ft Efya – Skintight (NIGERIA / GHANA)
Patoranking Ft Sarkodie – No Kissing (NIGERIA / GHANA)
Eddy Kenzo Ft Niniola – Mbilo Mbilo Remix (UGANDA / NIGERIA)
Emtee Ft Wizkid & AKA – Roll Up (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
DJ Maphorisa Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
Phyno Ft Olamide – Fada Fada (NIGERIA)
Olamide Ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (NIGERIA) - WINNER
Harrysong Ft Olamide, KCee – Raggae Blues (NIGERIA)
Masterkraft Ft Flavour & Sarkodie – Finally (NIGERIA / GHANA)

Pana – Tekno Directed by Clarence Peters (NIGERIA)
Aje – Alikiba, Directed by Meji (NIGERIA) - WINNER
Babanla – Wizkid, Directed by Sesan (NIGERIA)
One time – AKA, Directed by AKA & Alessio (SOUTH AFRICA)
Sin City – Kiss Daniel, Directed by H2G Films (NIGERIA)
Emergency – D’Banj, Directed by Unlimited L.A (NIGERIA)
Made for you – Banky W, Directed by Banky W (NIGERIA)
Gbagbe Oshi – Davido, Directed by Slash (NIGERIA)
Pray for me – Darey, Directed by MEX (NIGERIA)

Sauti Sol (KENYA) - WINNER
Mafikizolo (SOUTH AFRICA)
Navy Kenzo (TANZANIA)
R2Bees (GHANA)
Toofan (TOGO)

Kwesta ft. Cassper Nyovest – Ngud (SOUTH AFRICA)
Mr Eazi – Hol Up (NIGERIA)
Patoranking ft Sakordie – No Kissing (NIGERIA)
Wizkid – Babanla (NIGERIA)
Tekno – Pana (NIGERIA) - WINNER
Emtee ft Wizkid – Roll Up (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
DJ Maphorisa ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz – Soweto Baby (SOUTH AFRICA / NIGERIA)
Olamide ft Wande Coal – Who You Epp (NIGERIA)
D’banj – Emergency (NIGERIA)

Niniola (NIGERIA)

Mr Soldier – Falz ft. Simi (NIGERIA) - WINNER
Babanla – Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Osinachi – Humblesmith ft. Davido (NIGERIA)
Pana – Tekno (NIGERIA)
Hollup – Mr Eazi (NIGERIA)
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)
Mama – Kiss Daniel

Lagos to Kampala – Runtown ft. Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Babanla – Wizkid (NIGERIA)
Omo Alhaji – YCee (NIGERIA)
Pana – Tekno (NIGERIA) - WINNER
Who You Epp – Olamide ft Wande Coal (NIGERIA)
Oluwa ni – Reekado Banks (NIGERIA)
Pick Up – Adekunle Gold (NIGERIA)
Skintight – Mr Eazi ft Efya (NIGERIA/GHANA)

Vanessa Mdee (TANZANIA)
Diamond Platinumz (TANZANIA)
Sarkodie (GHANA)
Yemi Alade (NIGERIA)
Olamide (NIGERIA)

Gospel on the Beat (NIGERIA)
Masterkraft (NIGERIA)
Young John (NIGERIA)
Legendury Beats (NIGERIA)
Sess the problem kid (NIGERIA)

21-year-old Cameroonian, Ledjou Kouemou, yesterday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing his employer, Dayo Adeleke, to death in her residence.

Kouemou, a domestic servant, was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder before Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja.

Adelaja ordered that the accused be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She adjourned the case till February 24.

Prosecuting Inspector Chinalu Uwadione told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 20 around 9.30pm at 15, Prince Tayo Adesanya Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi.

Uwadione said the accused had asked the deceased for an increase in salary, but she declined.

He said the accused stabbed his boss in the chest with a kitchen knife.

“He stabbed his boss few days after she got engaged to her fiancé,” the prosecutor said.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which attracts death sentence.

Kouemou’s plea was not taken.

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari will turns 74 today. Find below an Article/Press release, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina wrote.

"What a helluva week for a man who turns 74 today. In one day, in his birthday week, he flew from Abuja to Monrovia, from there to Freetown, and then to Banjul, in The Gambia. He held meetings lasting many hours, then flew to Freetown, again to Monrovia, and then returned to Abuja by 3.20 a.m.

In the afternoon of that same day, when most of those who travelled with him would have given anything to be in slumberland, he presented the 2017 budget proposals to the National Assembly. If I am lucky to live to that age, I don’t wish to run such punishing schedule.

But for that reason was Muhammadu Buhari born on December 17, 1942, in Daura, present day Katsina State. For that reason he came to the world. To serve humanity, serve his country, and make a huge difference. He was sent here to show that it is possible to be squeaky clean, play according to the rules, and live for others, not for primitive accumulation.

The word came out on Monday, a public holiday. We were headed for Gambia the next morning, and we must set forth at dawn. For we were returning to Abuja the same day. By 6 a.m, we were on the way to the airport. A few minutes past 7 a.m, the great bird lifted into the sky. The peace shuttle had begun.

What took President Buhari out at short notice was the developing situation in The Gambia. President, Professor, Dr, Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, who had taken power from Sir Dauda Jawara 22 years earlier in a military coup, and who had transmuted to a civilian ruler along the way, had suddenly recanted on an election he lost, and over which he had congratulated the winner. Jammeh said the scales had fallen from his eyes, he had seen the light, and the defeat he had conceded was no longer so. The election was flawed, and there must be a new exercise under a “God-fearing electoral commission.”

This was deja vu. Another Gbagbo scenario, as we had seen in Cote D’Ivoire? A playback of 1998 Sierra Leone, in which ECOMOG troops, led by Nigeria under Sani Abacha, had flushed out the military junta led by Johnny Paul Koroma, which had ousted President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah from power? Will the President, Professor, Dr, and Alhaji be given the Gbagbo and Koroma treatment? It seemed inevitable.

But blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Buhari of Nigeria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, and John Mahama of Ghana, decided to wave the olive branch. It was time to try and talk some sense into Jammeh’s head. The presence of Mahama in the team was significant, as he had also conceded defeat in the presidential election held in Ghana only a few days earlier.

After a flight of two hours and forty minutes, we landed in Monrovia. We took aboard Johnson-Sirleaf, and some of her aides. A few days earlier, in her capacity as chair of ECOWAS, she had headed for The Gambia. Jammeh did not give her plane permission to land. She had to return home.

Liberia. Land of blood, caused by greed for power. Samuel Doe. Yormie Johnson. Charles Taylor. Many others. They wanted power, and did not mind turning their country to a killing field. Very sad.

After 47 minutes, we landed in Freetown. Some years back, the town had not been free. The same lust for power. Foday Sankoh led what he called the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), and his type of revolution was to chop off the hands of innocent people. If he cut it at the wrist, he called it long sleeve. If he butchered at the elbow, he called it short sleeve. Sierra Leone was filled with thousands and thousands of amputees. Sheer madness!

But the day of reckoning came, as it always does. Sankoh was arrested, and put on trial. He fell ill, was wheelchair bound, and eventually died. He escaped the justice of man, but not of God. I was editor of Daily Sun when he died. I remember my headline: ‘Foday Sankoh goes to hell.’ The Mirror of London went the same way. NEXT STOP:HELL. That was the paper’s headline. You can accuse us of being judgmental, playing God. But as far as human beings knew, Foday Sankoh had no other destination. Only hell, to keep a date with his master, Satan.

But I digress too much. We are talking of a peace shuttle in a birthday week.
Yes, we took on board President Bai Koroma and his aides, and we were on the way. An hour later, we were overflying Banjul. Would we be permitted to land, or given the Johnson-Sirleaf treatment? Happily, the big bird swooped down, and we landed. I was back in Banjul, 12 years after my last visit. Everything seemed the way I had left it. Only Jammeh had changed. From conceding defeat, to calling for another election.

The three presidents joined John Mahama of Ghana at the Coco Ocean Hotel, a lovely resort by the sea. Would the waters be turned crimson red soon? God forbid. That was why the peacemakers were around. For the next seven hours, they met with Adama Barrow, the victor in the election, the leadership of the electoral commission, a delegation of the coalition that gave Barrow victory, security chiefs, and many others. Twice, they met with Jammeh at the State House. Before proceedings began, and after. What were they asking for? Simple. Respect the Constitution of your country. Honour your word, and uphold the results of the election. Vacate power next January, as decency requires.

There was no positive commitment from Jammeh, and the parley continues, as ECOWAS meets in Abuja today. On his 74th birthday, President Buhari, instead of wining and dining, would be hosting leaders of the West African sub-region. For that reason was he born. For that purpose was he sent to Nigeria. To serve the country, serve humanity, and show that things could be done differently.
By 10 p.m Nigerian time (9 p.m Gambian time) we boarded the presidential jet. I remembered a primary school song:”Oh Nigeria, oh my native land, Never again may I roam. I’ve been to Ghana, I’ve been to Sierra Leone, I’ve been to Gambia, I’m going back to my native land, never again may I roam.”

It was a day of roaming, but for a good cause. We dropped off the Sierra Leonean contingent first. Freetown, the land of my father. In 1955, my father had sailed from Nigeria to Sierra Leone, in search of the Golden Fleece. He had gone to study at Fourah Bay College, from where he took a degree in Economics, and returned home in 1959. He took to teaching, and retired as a school principal in 1971. He had good stories to tell us about Sierra Leone. That was before the country lost its innocence, erupting in an orgy of killings.

We dropped off the Liberian contingent, and headed for Abuja. If we had gone straight, we needed only two hours and forty minutes. We spent five hours and five minutes. Double that, and we had spent more than 10 hours in the air, all in West Africa. Blessed are the peacemakers…

Yesterday, President Buhari gave out one of his daughters, Zahra, in marriage. Today, he would be with ECOWAS leaders for most of the day. How do you remind him it’s his birthday? On Wednesday morning, we had got back to Aso Villa at 4 a.m. By 2 p.m, the President was presenting Budget 2017 to a joint session of the National Assembly. On Thursday, he was in Lagos to commission a ship at the Naval Dockyard. What a helluva birthday week! I repeat. If I am lucky to live till 74, I don’t want to run such punishing schedule.

Some people say they used to give them some injections in the military that make them go on and on. True? False? I don’t know. We saw the same of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, also a retired General, who worked endless hours. Could the injection theory be true? Somebody, please confirm.

The man the people call Mai Gaskiya (honest man) turns 74 today. I wish him longer life, in good health. The sailing may be rough and tempestuous on the economy front now, and some people are shouting; carest thou not that we perish? We are hungry and dying. But Nigeria will get to halcyon shores. This land will prosper again. Our captain is at the helm. He is tested and trusted. We can then sleep through the storm.

Linda Ikeji’s Younger sister, Laura got hitched to her man, Ogbonna Nwankwo yesterday.

Linda reacting to the news took to her blog to write
So my amazing little sister Laura Ikeji got engaged tonight. Her man of about a year, former footballer and younger brother to football legend Kanu Nwankwo, Ogbonna Kanu, asked her to marry him and she said yes! So so happy for them. Big congrats to Laura & Ogbonna.
Meanwhile, to my matter, dear future husband, biko show up nah! Me sef want to wear wedding dress..lol. I tap into Laura’s blessings! 2017 loading. *wink*.

A child traffic suspect identified as Roland Egbe, who was paraded by the Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, at the police officers mess in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, has confessed that he bought fried yam to attract the two kids he allegedly stole from their parents.

The suspect added that he handed the children over to his friend identified only as Uche, who in turn sold them to one Chioma Ohajimadu and Mrs. Comfort Ogbonnaya who reside at No. 69, Ososu road, Aba.

Egbe, who claimed to be a ticket seller at Oyigbo in Rivers State, said Uche introduced him to child trafficking business and persuaded him to get a child urgently as a buyer was already waiting to pay for the child.

He said,

“One evening, about two weeks ago, I went to eat at Oyigbo roundabout, Uche started calling me repeatedly to get the child he told me to bring. But I told him that I know the parents of the child I wanted to bring to him and I don’t want to hurt them. However, he insisted that I should bring the child.
“After speaking with him, I asked him to come around and wait for me. Then I went to where the children normally gather to play around the area because the little boy, Marvellous Heart, normally comes to me each time I am around his mother’s shop.
“When he saw me that evening, he ran to me and l bought sweets for him; from there, I carried him and met Uche, who was waiting for me at a distance. That was how we took the boy to Aba. He gave me N50,000 only and promised to pay me the balance later.
“But after some days, the woman that bought the boy started calling me to complain that she doesn’t want the boy again, that we should bring another child for her. That was how Uche forced me to go and steal another child for the woman.
“The second time, I saw some children around a spot where they sell fried yam around Imo River and bought some fried yam for them. When I was leaving, I left with one of them.”
Narrating his ordeal, the father of the boy, Mr. Shedrach Heart, said he reported the incident to the police at Obehie when his child got missing and went to his church for prayers, where he was assured that his child would come back alive.

Heart said,

“Roland has been our family friend, any time he comes around to play Loto around my wife’s shop, my child normally runs to him and the two of them will stay together until he leaves. On that fateful day, my boy ran to him and he carried him to buy something for him. From there, he took him away.”
The illegal adopter of the stolen children, Chioma Ohajimadu, also confessed to the crime, adding that she could not afford to adopt a child through the normal process because it was exorbitant for her.

She explained that she later resorted to use a man who promised to help her to adopt one at a cheaper rate. She said,

“I’m a widow with a son of about 17-years-old. But I needed another baby in my family. The Uche in question was my primary school student.
“When we met at Aba, he told me he works with the motherless baby’s home and I informed him that I needed to adopt a baby and I have gone round, but the price they were giving me was exorbitant.
“He promised to help me out since he works with them. So, about two weeks ago, on the 18th of November, he called to inform me that he has got the baby for me. He brought the boy to my house with Roland.
“I spent one night with the baby and found out that he was too rough for my liking. So, I called him to come and take the baby and get another one that will be calm for me. But he said he can’t take back the boy again, that he finished the registration of his adoption at the motherless baby’s home.
“That was why I called a woman that works at another motherless baby’s home and asked her if she knows of any woman that needs a child and she said yes and asked her to bring the woman to take the boy they brought for me because I don’t want him again.
“She asked me to bring the child and she then invited Comfort Ogbonnaya to take the boy, it was in the process of adopting the second baby that I was arrested by the police.”
Speaking while parading the suspects, Oyebade said Egbe was earlier arrested and paraded for child trafficking on December 7, 2016, before the operatives attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at Obehie rescued the four-year-old Heart stolen about two weeks ago.

The Commissioner of Police warned parents to monitor their children closely and warn them to stop accepting gifts from strangers and people around them this Christmas period.

Mr Bakare, Zonal Head, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Apapa, was beaten to death by suspected okada riders and touts on Thursday, 15th December, 2016. According to PM News, Mr Bakare was killed along Point Road, Apapa  while performing his duties, which included making sure okada riders didn't ply the restricted major roads.
It is reported that he was attacked by angry okada riders who beat him up until he died.

Bashir Braimah, General Manager, LASTMA  confirmed the incident, saying that he was on duty controlling and regulating traffic in Apapa when he was killed.

Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos also confirmed the incident, stating that the official was killed during a mob action. She also revealed that investigations into the crime has began and that people responsible for his death will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law

A 45-year-old man identified as Mark Friday, has been arrested in Calabar, the Cross River State, for allegedly beating his wife to a coma for allegedly using the money meant for their children’s school fees to invest in the MMM Ponzi scheme.

Inside Calabar reports that Friday had given his wife, Ekamma, the sum of N280,000 to pay their three children’s fees but seeing a quick opportunity to make fast money, the woman invested all the money in the scheme without telling her husband, hoping to pay up after collecting making the extra money.

But the bubble burst with the freezing of the accounts of the scheme some days ago. It also coincided with the school sending a letter to Friday that his children would not be allowed to write their examinations if he failed to pay their fees which were to balance up the part payment he had earlier paid.

The report had it that when the surprised Friday asked his wife why she had not paid the money he gave her some weeks earlier, she opened up and confessed that she had invested the money in MMM.

This was said to have angered Friday so much that he locked the door to their apartment and descended on his wife, beating her to a pulp before neighbours could force the door open and rescue her.

Seeing the unconscious woman on the floor, a neighbor rushed to a nearby police station and reported the case, leading to Friday’s arrest.

 Ahead of Saturday’s legislative rerun in Rivers State, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has urged members of his party to retaliate whatever action they get from loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Odigie-Oyegun, who spoke at the mega rally of the APC at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt on Thursday, described the rerun as “the beginning of a rescue mission” and encouraged the people not to be intimidated.

He said, “I am glad with what I am hearing here today; very glad. If they push you, push them back. If they slap you, slap them back.”

He expressed his satisfaction with the turnout at the rally, and urged the people to head to the polling units in droves on Saturday.

Odigie-Oyegun said,“I am very pleased with the turnout here today. It shows you are truly ready. As you can see, we came in force. The whole federal might is here. You have the governors of this nation here today.”

He added, “We are sending one message, and that message is clear. It is that we respect you the people of Rivers State. We respect the courage of our members in this state. We want to let you know that we have heard your cry; we have seen your anguish; enough is enough. This is the beginning of a rescue mission.

Also speaking at the rally, the Minister of Transportation and the APC leader in the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, said the poll would be an election of their (APC) lives.

Amaechi, who is a former governor of the state, called on the APC supporters not to be afraid but to ensure that their votes were protected.

He stressed that he would not entertain any excuse on result sheet snatching and advised party faithful in the state to retrieve any election materials taken away during the exercise.

He said, “This is what is called election of our lives. You know I have never spoken like this before. Do not kill anybody; but, don’t allow yourself to be killed. We also have to protect ourselves.

“I don’t want to hear that they snatched the result sheet from you.  If they snatch it, collect it back from them. My phone will be switched off. Nobody should call me.  The only time you will call me is from 6pm when you have won the election.”

No fewer than 12 APC governors, National Assembly members and other public office-holders attended the rally.

The Chairman of the APC Election Campaign Committee, Alhaji Mohammed Ganduje, urged the APC supporters in the state to take cover whenever they were shot at.

The Kano State Governor urged the APC supporters in the state not to hesitate to shoot back at their attackers during the election.

But the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, disagreed with Ganduje over his comments on the election.

Wike, who spoke through his Commissioner for Information, Dr. Austin Tam-George, said Ganduje’s call on the APC supporters to take cover and shoot was a way of inciting violence in the state.

“This is a shameful and egregious invitation to violence by the Kano State Governor,” Wike said.

The Federal Government says it is considering holding a public debate in order to establish commodity pricing board by 2017.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.

Ogbeh, who expressed regret that commodity pricing boards which were established few years ago were no longer functional, said the public debate would help to tackle gaps experienced by the past boards.

He explained that a minimum guaranteed price for crops was necessary to ensure balance for consumers.

“Commodity boards were set up before but somehow, they did not work.

“The debate now is that, do we go back to the commodity boards or not, but we will arrive at something soon.

“We may have to hold a public hearing on this matter. There are those who said that there were abuses.

“Some people were of the view that farmers were cheated, while others said the system worked well because they guaranteed quality control, educated farmers on what to do.

“The views are very strong on either side, we intend to hold a public debate quickly, analyse them what we have and see what is best.

“Give us a little time, maybe, early next year, we will find a solution to that. We have a duty to protect the Nigerian consumers,’’ he said.

The Federal Government has declared Monday, Dec. 12 , as public holiday to mark the Muslim festival of Eid-El-Maulud, to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed.

The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja.
In a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, Dambazau enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to build a strong, united and peaceful Nation.‎

He also urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation.‎

The minister also called on all Nigerians to be patient and supportive of the present administration for the successful implementation of its laudable programmes.

He wished all Nigerians a happy and peaceful Eid-El-Maulud celebration.

A 300 level student of The Business Administration Management Department has passed on. Oyindamola Mutiyat was a pretty and calm student.. Her Friends described her as Pretty, Full of Life and Friendly. A source in Funaab said she’s one to relate with just anybody.

In Her words:

Mutiat use to be very friendly and could easily relate with anybody. The whole of 300Level bam will miss you greatly. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
Mutiat Died at the Federal Medical Centre after a battle with days of illness.

Sources say she was buried this morning according to Islamic Right.

We will never forget the image of her gentle and bright face. May God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain’.

Lover to female staff of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Miss Sophia Phillips Horsefall, and two others were, yesterday, arraigned at a Port Harcourt magistrate’s court by Department of State Services, DSS, for stabbing her to death after she had refused to make him, the boyfriend, her next-of-kin to her bank account as well as her refusal to give him one million (N1 million) he had demanded from her.

The accused, Sotonye Martin, Innocent Oluche and Wachukwu Ugochukwu committed the murder on November 8 this year.

Counsel to the DSS, Mr C. S. Eze, told the court that the first defendant, Mr. Sotonye Martin, lured the deceased, who he had a 13-year-old daughter for, to the house of the second defendant, Innocent Oluche, where he allegedly stabbed her to death, Vanguard reports.

He claimed the first and second defendants later buried the deceased in a shallow grave, noting that they invited the third defendant, Wachukwu Ugochukwu, a spiritualist, to perform some rituals.

According to him, the accused were brought before the court on a three-count charge which included “stabbing to death with a jack knife and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law, Laws of Rivers State 1999.”

According to Vanguard, the accused did not take plea. Chief Magistrate F. Alikor referred the casefile to the state Director of Public Prosecution, saying her court did not have jurisdiction to entertain matters over murder which was the second charge.

She remanded the accused in prison custody and adjourned the matter indefinitely.

Elder brother to the deceased, Mr Amatu Phillips, while speaking to newsmen, alleged that his sister was murdered by the boyfriend of 13 years, Mr. Martin because of her wealth.

He claimed she had some money in her account and confided in the boyfriend who later kept on pestering her for financial support.

According to him, after the sister had allegedly given him money several times, he came again demanding for N1 million which she refused.

He alleged that the boyfriend later lured her to his friend’s house, offered her a fruit juice drink which, unknown to the sister, was drugged.

He alleged that when the boyfriend noticed that she was dizzy from effect of the drug, he stabbed her on the neck, demanding her ATM card and password.

He claimed the boyfriend had before that day persuaded his sister to change the name of her next of kin on her bank details to his name.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday December 6, 2016 arraigned one Obonor John Damilola (a.ka Frank Mcghee Clinton) before Justice D.U Okorowo of the Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti, on a 24 count charge bordering obtaining money by false pretense, possession of fraudulent documents, concealment and retention of proceed of crime. Obohor however pleaded not guilty.

One of the charges reads: “That you Obonor John Damilola (a.ka Frank Mcghee Clinton) on or about the 21stof June, 2016 at Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $3200 USD (Three Thousand Two Hundred United State of America Dollars) from Lusmar Duprey Marte, a United State of American Citizen when you falsely represented that you are one Frank Mcghee Clinton of the United States of American Army, which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related punishable under Section 1(3)of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Act 2006”.

Another count read: “That you Obonor John Damilola (a.ka Frank Mcghee Clinton) on or about the 22nd of June, 2016 at Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $3500 USD (Three Thousand Five Hundred United State of America Dollars) from Lusmar Duprey Marte, a United State of American Citizen when you falsely represented that you are one Frank Mcghee Clinton of the United States of American Army, which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006”.

In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel Sanusi M. Galadanchi asked for a trial date.

But counsel to the defendant, Olu Jaiyeoba informed the court that he has filed bail application and sought the court permission to move it.

Justice Okorowo, however adjourned the matter to the 9th of December, 2016 for the hearing of bail application and ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Federal Prison, Ado-Ekiti.

Obonor, a student of Ekiti State University who poses on the internet as an American Army Officer by the name Sergeant Frank Mcghee serving in Nigeria, allegedly engages unsuspecting ladies on the internet in a dating and romance scam through which he fleeced them of their money to the tune of N8million.

Sincere people are in Nigeria. A typical example is Leo Leo Umana, who was mistakenly overpaid to the tune of one million eight thousand Naira (N1,008,000) by Akwa Ibom State Secondary Education Board (AK-SUBEB).

The Ikot Ekpene borWednesday, 7th December, 2016, paid back the said amount into the account of SUBEB in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

Mr Leo Umana took to Facebook to share the news and wrote....

"This is unprecedented, it has never happened,  you are indeed a good man. God ll bless you and your family".  AMEN.

Mr Inyang
Account Section

I had a contract job with State Universal Education Board (SUBEB). After the job completion, I was mistakenly over-paid with sum of 1 million, Eight Thousand Naira only (1,008,000.00).

When I discovered the discrepancy, I notified the Account Department, and I promised to refund the said amount of money. Firstly, they were shocked by my action as a Nigerian, as it was not discovered by the Auditors.

Today being 7th of December, 2016, as a true patriot and a servant of the Most High God with the fear of God, humanity, conscience and future:

I, Mr Leo Leo Umana on behalf of myself, my wife and kids paid the sum of ONE MILLION, EIGHT THOUSAND NAIRA (1, 008,000.00) back into the AK-UBE ACCOUNT.
Attached here is the Cheque and deposit slips.

In a time like this recession and Economic quagmire, Xmas, school fees, it would have been very useful but I thank God for the grace and conscience to report and return the money.

And I know, by His grace and mercy, I have saved the man's career and job. I am a satisfied man even in my condition.

All glory return to God'

The 2016 Batch ‘B’ corps member, late Ifedolapo Oladepo, who died at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Kano, had renal sepsis which occurred as a result of an infection.

Oladepo graduated from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso before the her tragic demise.

This was the report of an investigation conducted to unravel the immediate cause of her death. The investigation revealed she “had kidney infection, probably due to untreated urinary tract infection.”

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung and Director General of the NYSC, Brig-General Suleiman Kazaure, while presenting the report on Tuesday in Abuja, said the government will continue to ensure the safety of youth corps members.

The family of the deceased corps member had accused the government of negligence in handling Oladepo’s health condition leading to her untimely death.

While presenting the report of the committee set up to unravel the immediate and remote causes of their deaths, Kazaure said Ifedolapo Oladepo’s death was as a result of her “refusal to disclose her ailment she had been battling with before resuming to camp.”

He said, “It is clear that the deceased had an ailment which she did not disclose. From the doctors’ report, the corps member died of renal sepsis occasioned by infection.

“Even, to the untrained, kidney infections do not develop and degenerate to the level of mortality in three days (i.e 7th to 29th November, 2016).

“The deceased first appeared at the camp clinic with complaints of headache and fever, which she said she had been experiencing for two days.
“On examination, the doctors on duty noticed rashes on her legs, which she claimed started appearing as a result of her use of a second-hand knickers she bought without first washing it.
“Doctors noticed increase in the rashes on her legs, the deceased still dismissed it as a reaction to usage of a second-hand knicker. By this time, she had been vomiting. Therefore, she was admitted at the camp clinic and treated with Drazamol injection and Piriton to soothe her body pains as she was already on malaria drugs.”
According to him, the deceased was immediately referred to Gwarzo General Hospital for further treatment, where, after examination, “the doctor concluded that the deceased had kidney infection probably due to untreated urinary tract infection.”

He said Oladepo died on her way to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for immediate dialysis.

He said, “The investigation showed that the deceased responded well until about 2:00am on 29th November when her condition worsened, and her body began to show noticeable signs of fluid retention.

“She was thereafter placed on oxygen as the doctors battled to stabilise her for the long journey to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.”
She finally died at about 4:00 am on November 29, 2016.

It would be recalled that apart from Oladepo, two other corps members died recently died during the on-going 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream I) orientation programme.

They are Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi, Ifedolapo Oladepo and Monday Asuquo Ukeme, deployed to Bayelsa, Kano and Zamfara states respectively.

Some suspected armed robbers have written some Lagos residents urging them to prepare to pay season’s dues to them on a date not mentioned.

Residents of Joseph Harrison Estate, Yaba  area of Lagos State got the letter from the bandits on Wednesday notifying them of their impending attack to collect their “dues” for the festive season. NAN gathered that the letter was placed on the vehicle of one of the residents and was discovered in the morning when he was about to wash his car. 

”We are coming this week to collect our dues and to visit you tenants and landlords of Joseph Harrison Street in the week. If you like go and bring police or soldiers, we are coming to perform our duties. ”If you cooperate, we will not kill, but if you fail to cooperate, blood will flow,” the letter said. NAN check at the estate on Tuesday revealed that sterner security measures have been put in place to protect lives and properties in the community. 

Mr Bolanle  Akinyemi, Chairman,  Community Development  Association said the estate had enjoyed some peace for a long while as it was protected by guards and the police from Sabo Police Post. ”We are also mindful of the slum that surrounds us and we have been conscious of suspected criminals,” he said. ”No one has received such letter before, but there was a case in 2013 when a company in the estate was robbed,” he said. 

The chairman said they have reported the threat to Sabo Police Division and more guards have been engaged at the estate. Concerned residents urged the commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni to deploy more men to patrol the estate regularly.

A final year Dental Health student of Ogun State University identified as Blessing was crushed to death by a fully loaded truck allegedly belonging to Nigerian Breweries on Tuesday, December 6th. Below is the report as published on Facebook by Ibe Caleb:

"Its tragic how one loses an important person,still going through pains of the lost soul the worst happens........Today being the 6th of December 2016 a final year student of OGUN STATE COLLEGE OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL THERAPY was on her way back from the bank to withdraw her project money and the little feeding allowance attached to it, got crushed by the NIGERIAN CONSOLIDATED BREWERIES TRUCK loaded with lots of alcoholic drinks i.e 33,Goldberg...... Funny enough before the arrival of the students down to the accident scene,the Nigerian Consolidated Breweries officials had called the attention of soldiers of ILESE Barracks who shot speedily at students,as a matter of fact students got injured especially females students,as if that wasn't enough the soldiers of ilese barracks invaded the school premises and still shot at the students....CORRUPTION which was the leading theme in Nigeria as a whole was evident in the DEAN OF STUDENT
AFFAIRS OF OGUN STATE COLLEGE OF HEALTH....How much longer do we have to live like this?? As i write now 9 students of OGUN STATE COLLEGE OF HEALTH ILESE IJEBU are currently in the hospital and then in tears and trauma i ask this question....WHERE IS NIGERIA GOING??WHY CANT STUDENTS HAVE A SAY??MUST CORRUPTION ALWAYS SPEAK ??...........Talking about the NIGERIAN SOLDIERS whose primary objective is to ''protect the citizens'' left their duty post after being lured and bribed by the NIGERIAN CONSOLIDATED BREWERIES OFFICIALS to beat unarmed innocent students...95% of the students of OGUN STATE COLLEGE OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY who are girls were serious dealt with and striped naked....Tears dropped from my eyes when an 100 level student had an asthma attack due to the shock......I Thought we had a government??why???? OGUN STATE COLLEGE OF HEALTH has been the most peaceful campus for 40 years now and won several awards where holistic health is practiced Will NOT BE MUTE IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE,IN THE FACE OF TYRANNY ..As we all know JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED ...Here are our demands.....Firstly the truck driver should be produced and persecuted..Secondly the truck should be produced,thirdly an ATM machine should be provided in the school premises because if students did not have to go down to withdraw this wouldn't have happened...for the soldiers who beat up students should also be provided....A 48HRS ultimatum has been set -....#OPERATION OCCUPY NIGERIAN BREWERIES LOADING!!!!!!!!!#CONCERNED STUDENTS FOR THE UNION......#AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!!!!!!

Benedicta Daudu, an associate professor of law and former head of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law of the Faculty of Law in UNIJOS, was allegedly caught copying from a prepared answer during an examination for a Master’s degree in Research and Public Policy in the same university.

The development was exclusively reported by PREMIUM TIMES on May 21, frustrating what some staff and student described as a plot by the university to cover up the matter.

After the report, Mrs. Daudu’s membership of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption was immediately suspended.

Insiders at UNIJOS have now told PREMIUM TIMES that the lecturer has been suspended from work, and from the masters programme.

“I can confirm to you that the Senate Disciplinary Committee found her guilty of the allegations, and has suspended her from the Masters programme for two semesters.
Also, the matter was referred to the Staff Disciplinary Committee which also suspended her from work. So she is no longer teaching,” an official of the university revealed.
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