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Bianca Ojukwu’s Ageless Beauty


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Bianca Ojukwu, wife of the late Biafra warlord, Emeka Ojukwu, is still a stunning beauty, even as she is grandly approaching the golden age.

When you consider the fact that she was 21 when she won the coveted Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, MBGN, in 1988, you will not but admire her beauty.

At a recent event, she dazzled all with her uncommon beauty. No wonder, she is still being idolised by many other beautiful ladies who admire her charming comeliness.

It will be recalled that a riveting chapter was recorded in her yet- to-be published memoirs, so to say, when she was appointed Ambassador to Spain by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Though the appointment was received with mixed feelings, she displayed her brilliance and intelligence at her duty post, as she carried out her assignments, which many had thought would be too overwhelming for her, with uncommon ease.

Before she was recalled by President Muhammadu Buhari, she had gained popularity as a worthy Nigerian ambassador.

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Why I Installed CCTV in My house – Evans the Kidnapper


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Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudemeje George Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has revealed that he installed close circuit camera (CCTV) in all his houses, to prevent his arrest.

Evans who is currently being detained by operatives of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Lagos, said he had people on ground monitoring the CCTV.

The monitors gave him daily reports on the identities, of those who came suspiciously close to his house.

Evans personally carried out profiling of the CCTV footage, to ensure he was not being trailed by security operatives.

“I lived a simple life although I had money. My neighbors thought that I was a businessman. On the day I was arrested, I had this strange feeling. So I decided to stay indoors.

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NIGERIAN ARSENAL FOOTBALLER, KELECHI NWAKALI FRIES GARRI IN HIS VILLAGE


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Kelechi Nwakali, Arsenal player and Nigeria International footballer shared this photo of him frying garri during a visit to his village. He captioned it; “Went to the village today to do the things I know how to do the things I enjoy doing it was fun you will know if you have been in the village good to be back”
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BREAKING: Supreme Court Sacks Herma


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The Supreme Court has ordered a Member of the House of Representatives representing Vandikwa and Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State, Mr Herman Hembe, to vacate his post immediately. The court also ruled that Mr Hembe should be replaced by Mrs Dorothy Mato who has been declared the rightful winner of the All Progressives Congress ticket for that constituency. Furthermore, the Supreme Court ordered Mr Hembe to return all salaries and benefits collected while in office to the Federal Government within 90 days.

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Racist White Woman, Demands Only White Doctors For Her Sick Son ( Shocking Video)


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Yes, we know racists exists.However, iit is not something they love to display this days thats why it came as a shock to every one at a  Walk i-in-Clinic  in  Mississuage ,IOntario , Canada, when white woman refused to see The Doctors available becasue they had brown skin! She went oin and on how she felt let down in Canada for not being able to see a while Doctor. At a point, she even said " Being ahwite perosnin Canada, I shouild just shoot myself!"

This must come as Shock to Canadians because, even though predominantly white,  Canada is a diverse country and relatively more tolerant  to other culture and race.

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Senior Special Assistant to Taraba State Governor, Sylvanus Giwa Reportedly Slumps, Dies


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The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state, Sylvanus Giwa has reportedly slumped and died in his office at Government House in Jalingo Taraba state capital.

Information regarding his death has remained sketchy, but a sources told DAILY POST that Giwa had some health challenges prior to his death.

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Botswana’s Second President, Ketumile Masire, is Dead


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The second President of Botswana, Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with critical condition.

A statement by his family and the trustees of the Ketumile Masire Foundation, SKMF, confirmed the death.

“He died peacefully at Bokamoso Private Hospital surrounded by his family at 10:10pm on 22 June 2017,” the statement said.

The Botswana’s first Vice President after independence in 1966 has been considered as the main architect of what has been one of Africa’s most successful economic transition.

He replaced President Seretse Khama in 1980 and served as president for 18 years until voluntarily stepping down in 1998.

He was succeeded by Festus Mogae, who had been his vice president.

Mr. Masire played a leading role in the independence movement and thereafter in the southern Africa country’s steady financial growth and development.

Razia Khan, a well-known commentator on African markets and Africa chief economist at Standard Chartered Bank shared her condolences to the family on Twitter saying: “He may have overseen the most impressive economic transition in Africa, but he was always humble. A true leader. Loved by his people.”

Ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), which has been in power since Independence, said Thursday night that his leadership example deserved to be celebrated.

Mr. Masire had been actively involved in numerous diplomatic initiatives, leading efforts to resolve political crises in a number of African countries including Mozambique, DR Congo, Lesotho and Kenya.

He was also the chairman of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities investigating the circumstances of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, from 1998 to 2000.

He founded the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation in 2007 to promote the social and economic wellbeing of the Botswanans.

Mr. Masire was born on July 23, 1925 in a small village Kanye, southwest of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 199

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‘Italian’ Kidnapper Arrested in Delta State while Trying to Collect Ransom


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The Police in Delta State have arrested a 50-year-old Italian, Blessing Fernando, for abducting a victim. Fernando was arrested at Ogbe-Isoko community when he went to collect an additional ransom of N50,000 from the victim’s relatives, having collected N250,000 initially.

The state Commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim, who paraded him alongside 22 suspected kidnappers and three armed at the command headquarters in Asaba yesterday, said the kidnapping syndicate had terrorised Ozoro and its environs for years.

“He was arrested at a scene where he came to collect ransom of additional sum of N50,000 from the victim’s relatives having robbed the victim the sum of N250,000. Effort to arrest other fleeing gang members is on course as case will be charged to court soon,” the commissioner said.

On interrogation, the suspect, who confessed to be a member of the kidnapping syndicate, said he was co-opted under duress after he was duped of N600,000.
He said: “They forced me to become their member, if I must get back my money. .

My desperation to recover my money from them has landed me in this mess. They told me to go and wait at the scene where I was arrested for somebody who will bring some money from which they will offset what they had defrauded me.”

Fernando said his mother hailed from Isoko ethnic group in Delta State while his father was an Italian.

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You Won't Believe what This Mcdonald Staff Did to The Burger Before Serving it( Must Watch Video)


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When we go out to eat, we are trusting the food vendors to prepare the  food we buy under the most sanitary  cionditions. Unfortuantely, as this video shows, we take a huge gamble when we trust the preparation of what we eat on others

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Nigerian Music Pop Star, Dammy Krane , and His Alleged Credit Card Fraud Case in The US


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A singing star from another continent comes to town and, on the way out, gets arrested for fraud before boarding a private charter jet.

Welcome to Miami, Dammy Krane.

The Nigerian pop star (actual name Oyindamola Emmanuel Johnson-Hunga) faces seven counts of credit card fraud, one count of grand theft and one count of fraudulent identification possession after he and pal Chukwuebuka Gabriel Ilochonwu got cuffed at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport June 1.

In Krane’s possession at the time of the arrest, according to the police report, were seven credit cards — three in his name, four bearing the name “William Payton III,” and none in which the numbers on the fronts of the cards matched the numbers on the embossed strips.

Krane is accused of using a fraudulent card to buy the tickets. After not getting on a plane with his friend, Ilochonwu threw him under the bus. He told police Krane bought the tickets. That left Ilochonwu, 26, facing only grand theft charges from this arrest, but he’s still a guest of the county jail.

When arrested, he was out on bond while his April case on credit card fraud, grand theft and fraudulent ID possession charges goes through the legal system.

Krane, a Baltimore resident, posted $22,500 bond after pleading not guilty in court and on Twitter.

“I do not do fraud,” the 23-year-old said in the Twitter video. “I do not participate in such things. An agent booked my flight with fraudulent cards.”

Police say TapJets CEO Eugene Kesselman called them after smelling something funky with an attempted ticket purchase earlier June 1. Someone using the private jet booking company’s phone application established an account in the name “Gabriel Ilochonwu” and tried to buy a charter flight using a fake American Express card. Same cell phone, same kind of attempted buy-by-fraud as happened on March 24, according to the TapJets system.

When that Amex card got rejected, Kesselman said, the same cell phone created a second account under “Emmanuel Johnson.” The second try at a buy went through for $10,943.01. But when TapJets checked with the banks issuing the cards, the arrest report said, the banks said none of the cards were issued under any of the names used by Krane or Ilochonwu.

A TapJets employee told police she fielded a phone call from an “Emmanuel Johnson” who wanted to make sure that the jet he reserved would actually be there. She said the caller asked if there was a problem with the credit card used for the reservation. Aware of the fraud, but wanting to keep the caller in the dark, she said there wasn’t a problem, but he could leave another card if he wanted.

The caller left two credit card numbers and e-mailed a third, completing the hat trick of fraudulent numbers, according to the report. TapJets called police, who waited at Opa Locka airport for Krane and Ilochonwu to arrive for their flight.

Post-arrest, police claim, Krane gave permission to search his Samsung Galaxy 7 phone. Police say they found the TapJets app and saved on that app was the Amex card rejected earlier in the day.

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The Untold Story Of Nigerian’s King Of Money


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Here is the story of a man of many sides, Chief Victor Nnamdi Okafor, the Eze Ego (King of Money) I of Ihiala a.k.a Udu Bunch a.k.a The Young Millionaire, the Igbo tycoon who died tragically at a time he was to be celebrating his birthday.

He would have been one of Africa’s billionaires. He was fair-skinned, spoke softly and warm smiles danced on his chubby cheeks accentuated by a not-too-bushy moustache. He was relatively very young but as at that time, he was very well-known and duly respected in the Nigerian business society.

Here is the story of a man of many sides, Chief Victor Nnamdi Okafor, the Eze Ego (King of Money) I of Ihiala aka Udu Bunch aka The Young Millionaire, the Igbo tycoon who died tragically at a time he was to be celebrating his birthday.

EARLY DAYS, EDUCATION AND GROWING UP

A first son and a native of Uzoakwa, Ihiala in Anambra State, the late Ezego was born on the 25th of December, 1964. Ezego’s story is often touted as one of the classic rags-to-riches stories in Nigeria. He had his primary school education at the Uzoakwa Primary School but he was forced to drop out in the secondary school, Abbot Boys’ Secondary School, Ihiala and eventually took to business.

His childhood was a very traumatic one and at a point, his own father reportedly disowned him when he was nabbed for being a member of a robbery gang that showed Onitsha traders hell on earth .

THE ESCAPE, BUSINESS AND MAKING MONEY

While some of his fellow gangsters were caught and punished, Ezego fled to Umumeni Village where his angry father was said to have driven him out. From there, he went to Umuduru, his mother’s village. However, things were not rosy for him at Umuduru and in 1989, he decided to move to Lagos where he joined a mentor. What happened years after that remain shrouded in mystery but the next time the world would be hearing of Ezego, he was already a multimillionaire, one of the crème de la crème of Lagos.

In Lagos, he set up the Ezego Shopping Complex on Allen Avenue (there was also a branch in Abuja) and also the Ezego Plaza on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road. From these spots, he operated and controlled one of the biggest electronics store in Nigeria. His other companies were Vic-Winners International Limited, Ezego Nigeria Limited, Ezego Holdings Limited, Vitex Zinc Co. Limited and Ezego Properties Limited.

Gate to his mansion

HIS WEALTH AND PROPERTY 

Ezego built houses, villas and mansions all over the country, one of which was an made of glass. All his real estate as at 1999 outside Ihiala was put at about half a billion naira.

The expansive mansion that served as his country home in Ihiala was worth another N500 million with the marble used for the walls imported from Italy.

A LOVER OF CARS

As at the time Ezego was alive, he had one of the largest private car garages in all of Africa. He loved cars and was always purchasing the latest ones stocking his garages at Ihiala and Lagos. A car freak of the first class, his garage alone was valued at almost one billion naira. He once dropped N14 million to acquire just two posh cars: a Sedan Lincoln Continental Mark 8 and a Mercedes Benz R230 convertible from Moontrends, owned by Tayo Ayeni.

Actually, as at the time of his death, he left behind countless state-of-the-art cars, 70 houses all over Nigeria and overseas and over N10 billion naira in his bank account.

LOVE, FAMILY, ROMANCE AND MARRIAGE

He was married to the fair-complexioned and beautiful Laurita Nkechi, a princess from Akata in Imo State and the marriage produced eight children. Following the death of her husband, Princess Nkechi relocated from Ajao Estate where she had stayed with her husband to Lekki. As at December 2013, it was reported by Nigeria Business Guide that she was taking her husband’s business empire to greater heights with her children in top universities around the globe.

By the way, Ezego’s first son was from a Japanese woman. He also fathered kids with other women apart from his wife, Nkechi.

On Thursday, 14th March, 2002, there was a case (Suit Number CA/E/166M/2000) before the Court of Appeal, Enugu Judicial Division and it was between Ezego’s wife and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa on one hand as the appellants and Mrs. Elizabeth Onedibe, Citizens International Bank Limited, Zenith International Bank Limited and Diamond Bank Limited on the other hand as the respondents. Ezego had his accounts with these three banks.

HIS DEATH

On the 25th of December, 1999, death came knocking on Ezego’s door. But, he was not even aware in the slightest. Ezego’s birthday was on the 25th of December and it was his usual tradition to storm Ihiala, his hometown every Christmas for the double celebration (actually, it was a triple celebration: his birthday, Christmas and the New Year). His kinsmen and women in Ihiala eagerly awaited his annual homecoming which meant a lot of goodies for everyone. And so it was that fateful December of 1999. Ezego and everyone in his family were in high spirits and plans were fully made for the trip back home.

Ezego was in the habit of storming the sleepy, rustic hometown of Ihiala, impressing his people with his legendary wealth and affluence. Thus, the 1999 edition was no different. The whole of Nigeria would know that Ezego was in town. Some of the most sought-after musicians in the world’s most populous black nation were billed to entertain the guests at the most exciting galore of the year. Afrobeat maestro, Femi Kuti and his Positive Force Band were billed to dazzle the guests and rock the community to its very foundation.

To show how serious Ezego took the party, the moneybag personally visited the Afrikan Shrine to meet Femi Anikulapo-Kuti in order to ensure that all went on smoothly. The party was billed to start from the night of Christmas to the Boxing Day (26th) so Ezego decided to start his trip from Lagos on the 23rd of December. But little did he know that all his efforts were in vain. He was unconsciously planning for his own funeral. But what precisely happened?

On the 23rd of December, Ezego left Lagos as planned, heading towards the southeastern region of Nigeria. He took off in a most flashy style, in a convoy of six of his finest automobiles. These included a Lincoln Navigator (1999 model), limousine, blue Porsche, Lexus jeep, a Cherokee jeep and a latest Honda. The interesting thing about that fateful trip was that Ezego would normally fly to either Enugu or Port Harcourt where he would then be driven in a convoy to Ihiala. However, the fatal rates of air crashes during that period claimed to have made him change his mind. The outcome was disastrous for the mogul.

For some unknown reasons, Ezego decided to get behind his Lexus jeep in the convoy and drive himself all the way from Lagos to Ihiala. But somewhere along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the first trouble reared its nasty head. Trouble started when the Cherokee’s jeep’s engine became faulty. But Ezego was in a hurry and could not even entertain the idea of missing his schedule and arriving on time. So he decided to keep ‘managing’ the jeep for as long as possible. But by the time the jeep got to Asaba in Delta State, the car broke down completely in the oil-rich state. Now, things were not getting funny anymore. Ezego was obviously in distress. His people were waiting for him back home so the carnival would start in earnest but here was his car that he shelled out of millions of naira for, giving him the worst headache of his life at a most unexpected moment.

But you know how dangerous Nigerian roads are . Ezego did not want to leave his cherished automobile in the middle of nowhere in Asaba at the mercy of robbers. Not the car he bought with so much money. So, he bellowed at one of his boys to purchase a chain so the jeep would be towed. The lad returned with the chain, which was then attached to the faulty jeep. However, that was the beginning of his problem because Ezego was said to have insisted on towing the broken-down vehicle all by himself with him driving the Lexus pulling the Cherokee. So he was in front while another of his boys was behind the wheels of the Cherokee. Well, no one was in a position to argue with the boss, so they continued their trip until that fateful moment when they reached a spot between Ozabulu and Okija on the Onitsha/Owerri Road. At that point, they were just two kilometers away from Ihiala in Anambra State, Ezego’s hometown and their final destination, and that was when death decided to unveil his dreadful figure.

Ezego reportedly ran into a damaged portion of the road while he was going down a steep slope and all of a sudden, he stepped on the brakes. The driver of the Cherokee behind him was caught unawares and as he was not even prepared for the sudden stop, he suddenly rammed the Cherokee into Ezego’s shiny Lexus, sending the millionaire tumbling down a deep ditch by the roadside. It must however be noted that there are some other slightly different accounts of precisely how the accident happened.

Other reports stated that it was actually the towing chain between the two jeeps that snapped, thus forcing the Cherokee at the rear to ram into Ezego’s Lexus making him lost control and plunging into that horrible ditch. Immediately this happened, his convoy was thrown into a pandemonium. Those in his convoy made frantic and desperate efforts to get him out of the ditch and get him the most effective medical attention promptly. By the time they finally succeeded in getting Ezego out of the ditch, he had sustained a deep gash and his face was massively puffed up, thus disfiguring his handsome face.

He was rushed to the nearby Lady of Lourdes Hospital (where Ezego incidentally made a donation of N15 million naira a few years before the accident).

He was still alive and stable when they brought him to the hospital and all the medical workers went into an overdrive to save the life of a man they know as a mentor and generous giver. However, things got worse and to make matters even more frightening, there was no doctor on duty. By the time a medical doctor eventually showed up, Ezego was already bleeding through his mouth, he was having internal bleeding and was already in shock. All attempts to stabilize him failed.

At that point, his family members suggested that he be quickly moved to a better-equipped hospital in Port Harcourt. At this point, his tale becomes hazy as it is not known whether he finally died while he was on his way to Port Harcourt or while he was being prepared for a flight to Lagos from Port Harcourt. Ezego died on the 26th, Boxing Day. He was just 34.

THE AFTERMATH

However, his community is yet to forget him. Those who were old enough to remember him still miss him sorely while those who are teenagers now barely have an idea of who he was. After Ezego’s death, the same fate that befell many African entrepreneurs crept in, and his vast business empire collapsed. In December 2013, YES International! revealed that Ezego’s empire had collapsed and the majestic house he built at his hometown of Uzoakwa Ihiala was a ghostly shadow of its former self:

For instance, the flowers and street lights that hitherto beautified his popular Ezego Road have either been vandalized or over grown by weeds. Even some parts of the road have been washed away by erosion. The popular entrance to the inviting Ezego Crescent has also lost its beauty and glory, as the heavenly trees and flowers that used to welcome visitors are gradually dying off. His magnificent country home, 15 years after his death, is seriously crying for a new look. It is also fast falling apart and begging for attention. In fact, some parts of the glass house have started falling off and decaying. Even the uncompleted duplexes inside are still the way he left them.

His pretty and very fair-complexioned wife was said to have married the family lawyer and precisely what happened to his property and estate is still a controversy.

The controversies in Ezego’s life did not subside even after his death. His lawyer and the person that was responsible for the execution of his will, Barnabas Igwe was murdered in cold blood, with his wife, Abigail on the 2nd of September, 2002, barely three years after Ezego’s demise. Ezego’s will was thus, never read, and the exact beneficiaries are not known (at least as at January 2006).

The Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, was called upon to investigate all leads (including Ezego’s widow and a former police commissioner) relating to the murder of the Igwes but like many murder cases in Nigeria, it led to nothing useful. While the former governor of Ezego’s Anambra State, Chinwoke Mbadinuju, was accused of having a hand in the killings, others stated that the lawyer was killed with his wife in relation to the tussle over Ezego’s will and property

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President Muhammadu Buhari May Have Cancer-Sahara Report


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If the reports of  SaharaReporters is anything to go by, the prognosis of President Muhammadu Buhari’s protracted illness is cancer. According to the New York based online news outlet, the president has also suffered speech impairment and memory lapses.

The President who has been in London for about 45 days ton this round of his medical to continue his treatment has not been heard from nor any image of him presented to Nigerians. The government has not given official statement on the kind of ailment afflicting the President.

 SaharaReporters also reported that the President’s condition got worsen by Crohn’s Disease and that he has not communicated with the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo by telephone since his departure until last week but he wasn’t coherent all through their telephone conversation. This is contrary to the fillers from the government that the President is recuperating well. Perhaps, it is this state of the President’s health necessitated the release of six potential presidential aspirants for 2019 by some northern youths few days ago. We pray that God in His infinite mercy will heal our President of whatever affliction he is suffering from.

 

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See What was Found Glued to a Gas Pump Handle(Video)


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There is no doubt people do evil to get material things .This reality, sadly, is the world we live in .As scary as that seems, what is even more scary is the existence of some evil acts that beats all attempt at an explanation. What has someone to gain by glueing the needle part of a compromised syringe to the handle of a gas pump?

The video shows this discovery and reminds us,frightenly, that there are lots of psychos living among us. Concludion: Handle everything in public with the utmost caution.

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'Pastor' Caught with Huge Calabash Filled with Charm(Video)


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The extent people would go to beguile their fellow human being nto trusting them seem to have reached a new low. A so called pastor was caught with a huge calabash of "juju". The video shows him and his family at the back of a mini sized truck paraded to the public
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Dino Melaye Troubles Increase as 188, 580 Electorates Sign for His Recall


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A total of 188, 580, electorate from Kogi West have signed the recall register form of Senator Dino Melaye.

Announcing the figure at the All progressives Congress State Secretariat in Lokoja, the returning officer for the recall of the serving senator, Adamu Yusuf explained that out of 360,098 of the total registered voters of the seven western senatorial districts comprising Yagba, Mopa Muro, Kabba Bunu, Yagba East, Koton Karfe, Lokoja and Ijumu, 188, 588, signed the recall register constituting 52.3% of the voters in senatorial district.

Yusuf while giving a breakdown of the recall exercise noted that for Yagba East – out of 35,331 registered voters, 18, 374 (52%) signed the recall of the serving lawmaker.

 

Others are Mopa 18,356 voters (9,186 signed comprising 50.04%), Kabba Bunu 60,522, voters (28,277 signed making 46.7%, and Yagba West out of 35, 966 registered voters 20,029 signed signifying 55.7%.

Lokoja local government recorded the highest with 63, 736 (54.8%) voters recalling the senator out of 116, 296 registered voters.

For Koton Karfe 24,703 (52.77%) voters penned their signature while in Ijumu out of 46,819 registered voters, 24, 238 depicting 51.8% passed a vote of no confidence on the senator to represent them in the National Assembly.

” Going by the above figures, it is important to let Nigerians know that we have met the Constitutional requirements of 51.1%. Dino has failed to represent Kogi West so we are calling him back home,” Yusuf added.

Meanwhile, the seven Local government administrators constituting Kogi West were all present during the exercise

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Shocking! 11 Year Old Eiye Confraternity Hitman (VIDEO)


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Tony Rapu, medical practitioner and Pastor of This Present House, a popular church in Lekki, Lagos  has shared a video footage of a young Nigerian boy identified as “Shanawole”, who was rescued from the streets during a recent God Bless Nigeria/Freedom Foundation Rehabilitation Mission.
The 11 year old boy who says he belongs to Eiye confraternity and smokes marijuana well revealed that if anyone messes with him or his group, it’s his job to kill the person/hack the person down. He also said that if anyone tries to fight them, he and his boys will hit the person very hard.

The young boy who also claimed to be robber  has been taken off the streets and is undergoing rehabilitation.

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Human Skull, Ammunition Found in Imo Shrine


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Barely four months after five human skulls and a basin of blood were found inside a church in Ububo-Alia, Awara, Ohaji/Egbema Local Council of Imo State, policemen have uncovered a shrine at Ngor-Okpala Local Council of the state used as armoury and ritual den by suspected criminals.

A human skull, 82 rounds of live ammunition, three K2 magazines, a locally-made revolver pistol, one locally-made single-barrel short gun, two axes, an identity card belonging to the prime suspect, Chidera Njoku, and photographs were recovered from the house.

According to the Imo State police boss, Chris Ezike, a Good Samaritan informed detectives on activities of criminals and the goings on at the shrine.He said a search warrant was executed, adding that Njoku, a native of Umuagwu Alulu in Ngor-Okpala, fled through the back gate when they got hint of police arrival.

It was gathered that the police arrested the suspect’s mother, said to be the owner of the premises.“Also, the command on Sunday night arrested three suspects involved in the kidnap of a Catholic Priest, Father Charles Nwachukwu around 8p.m. on Friday. Ogadinma Ajonuwma, Chinedu Odoemenam, Uzoma Mejuru, all natives of Agbaja in Nwangele Local Council were arrested by the command’s anti-kidnapping squad,” Ezike said.

It was gathered that the police rescued the priest at Agbaja Forest in Nwangele unhurt and recovered his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked WER334NJ.Father Nwachukwu was kidnapped at Amauzari in Isiala Mbano on his way from Owerri Airport, where he dropped off a guest. From there, he was moved to Nwangele forest.

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U.S. Student Held Prisoner by North Korea Dies Days After Release


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An American university student who had been held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months died at a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after he was released from captivity in a coma, his parent said.

Otto Warmbier, 22, who was arrested in North Korea while visiting as a tourist, had been described by doctors caring for him last week as having extensive brain damage that left him in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness.”

“Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,” the family said in a statement after Warmbier’s death at 2:20 p.m. EDT.

His family has said that Warmbier lapsed into a coma in March 2016, shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea.

Physicians at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died, said last Thursday that Warmbier showed no sign of understanding language or awareness of his surroundings, and had made no “purposeful movements or behaviors,” though he was breathing on his own.

There was no immediate word from Warmbier’s family on the cause of his death.

The circumstances of his detention in North Korea and what medical treatment he may have received there remained a mystery, but relatives have said his condition suggested that he had been physically abused by his captors.

The University of Virginia student and Ohio native was arrested, according to North Korean media, for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan.

North Korea released Warmbier last week and said he was being freed “on humanitarian grounds.”

The North Korean mission to the United Nations was not available for comment on Monday.

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a statement offering condolences to the Warmbier family and denouncing “the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.”

The president drew criticism in May when he said he would be “honored” to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump said in the interview. “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.”

The student’s father, Fred Warmbier, said last week that his son had been “brutalized and terrorized by the Pyongyang government and that the family disbelieved North Korea’s story that his son had fallen into a coma after contracting botulism and being given a sleeping pill.

Doctors who examined Otto Warmbier after his release said there was no sign of botulism in his system.

Warmbier was freed after the U.S. State Department’s special envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, traveled to Pyongyang and demanded the student’s release on humanitarian grounds, capping a flurry of secret diplomatic contacts, a U.S. official said last week.

Tensions between the United States and North Korea have been heightened by dozens of North Korean missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since the beginning of last year. Pyongyang has also vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States holds North Korea accountable for Warmbier’s “unjust imprisonment” and demanded the release of three other U.S. citizens still held by Pyongyang — Korean-Americans Tony Kim, Kim Dong Chul and Kim Hak Song.

Jonathan Bae, whose father, Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae spent two years in North Korean captivity before his release in 2014, expressed sadness at Warmbier’s death.

“My heart goes out to the family. I will pray for them and hope they find peace,” Jonathan Bae said.

Young Pioneer Tours, the group with which Warmbier traveled to North Korea, will no longer be organizing tours for U.S. citizens to the isolated country, Troy Collings, a company director, said in a statement.

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Ex-Benue Governor Suswam Arraigned on Fresh Corruption Charges


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The Nigerian government on Monday arraigned a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on a fresh 32-count charge of fraud at an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.

Mr. Suswam was arraigned alongside two others, Omadachi Oklobia, a former finance commissioner in the state and Jeneth Aluga, a former accountant general of Benue.

The three defendants are already facing a similar charge at the same court presided over by another judge.

They are accused of diverting sums of money amounting to billions of naira from the Benue State subsidy reinvestment programme, SURE-P.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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Abducted Ondo State APC Chieftain,Olumide Odimayo, Found Dead


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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Olumide Odimayo who was reported to have been abducted last week has been found, dead.

Mr. Odimayo who was popularly called ‘Londoner’ was found near Ogolo River, between Sabomi and Igbotu in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State. He was abducted last Thursday by gunmen.

According to an online report,  the corpse of the deceased was found by members of the local vigilante group that constituted a search party.

The source stated that the people of the local community were thrown into shock immediately the news of the tragedy filtered into Igbotu from the vigilante group.

According to the source, members of the local vigilante group have also arrested two persons suspected to be in connection with the kidnap of the late All Progressives Congress  (APC) chieftain.

“A few moments ago the death of the victim (Odimayo) was announced to us by a member of the local vigilantes who was also part of the rescue team.

“The vigilante said his corpse was found in Ogolo River which is very close to Sabomi and Igbotu in Ese Odo area.

“It is unfortunate that we, the youths could not rescue Odimayo alive despite our efforts to locate the kidnappers’ den. Currently, we are mourning his painful death” the source added.

Also, a youth from the community who was angered by the tragic incident blamed security agencies particularly the marine police for the failed rescue of the victim.

“If the security agencies mostly the marine police in the area had put more energy in the search of the kidnapped victim and work with local vigilante group, maybe he would have been rescued alive.

“The victim (Odimayo) arrived from London not too long ago before he was kidnapped. He is not too familiar with the terrain of the water, he might have died as a result of the stress during his abduction”.

Femi Joseph, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo State Command could not immediately be reached for his reaction.

Reacting, the All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesman in the Ondo state, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, expressed shock at the tragic death of Odimayo.

“The tragic death of Mr. Olumide Odimayo is a rude shock to us in the party because this is someone who came from London and started the struggle with us.

“I can’t get myself as I am speaking with you. Although, our party members have been sending their condolences to his family but his death is very painful to us all” he said.

 

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