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Monday, 15 July 2019

Samson Siasia : mother kidnapped for the second time in four years

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Samson Siasia’s mum kidnapped again

Beauty Ogere Siasia, the 76 year-old mother of former Super Eagles striker and Coach, Samson Siasia has been kidnapped again, the second time in four years.

Multiple sources including The Nation reported that the woman was taken away by unidentified armed men, on Monday morning at about 2 am.

One report said she was taken away from her home in Andoni community in Sagbama Local Government of Bayelsa state.

When she was kidnapped in November 2015, she was released 12 days after.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari: grants printing monopoly to MINT

President Muhammadu Buhari: grants printing monopoly to MINT

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company (NSPMC) the monopoly for the production and personalisation of all Nigerian E-passports and related documentation.

Buhari gave the directive today.

Popularly known as The Mint, the company was established in 1963 with the objective of producing the nation’s currency notes and coins for the Central Bank of Nigeria as well as security documents for Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, banks and other blue chip companies.

With the new directive from the President, all existing memorandum of understanding and contracts on printing by other institutions/ companies will not be renewed.

The Mint is the largest banknote and security documents specialist printing company in West Africa. However, its performance was rapidly dwindling in terms of both currency production and security documents prior to 2014.

Under the chairmanship of the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, new targets were set, and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of The Mint, Mr Abbas Umar Masanawa recounts some of the achievements to include: zero importation of currency from 2014 to date, with attendant benefits of conservation of foreign reserve, revenue and employment generation, as well as safeguarding the nation’s sovereignty.

Mr Masanawa counts the blessings further: “The Mint has returned to profitability. From a moribund organisation with heavy losses, the company grew from a loss position of N14. 6 million in 2014 to a profit of N14. 3 billion in 2018. Turnover also grew from N17.8 billion in 2014 to N61. 4 billion in 2018.

“Other achievements include enhanced production capacity, revenue diversification, reduced cost of production, institutionalization of corporate governance, improved staff welfare and industrial harmony, among others.”

The Managing Direction pledged that The Mint would justify the renewed confidence reposed in it by the President, “as we are moving to the Next Level, and poised to boost national security and integrity, we will conserve scarce foreign exchange, improve revenue generation, create job opportunities, and boost acquisition/transfer of technology.”

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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Omokri pledged to stand by Fatoyinbo even as the ”enemies of Christ” fight with him.

Reno Omokri continues to defend COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo

Pastor Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has continued to lend his support to founder and Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly Abuja COZA, over rape allegation by Busola Dakolo, wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo.

In a trending video by Mrs. Dakolo took over the media space revealing how she was allegedly raped by the COZA pastor when she was 16 years old in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

Reno Omokri has once again

Wife of singer Timi Dakolo, Busola, recently accused Fatoyinbo of raping her when she was 17. Fatoyinbo has denied the allegation and has since stepped down as the senior pastor of his church.

In a post he shared on his Instagram handle this morning, Omokri pledged to stand by Fatoyinbo even as the ”enemies of Christ” fight with him.

Dear Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo,

I may not like you, but I will NEVER abandon you to the ENEMIES of Christ. ?Take heart. ?When they can’t DEFEAT you with STANDARDS,? ?They will try to DEFEAT you with SCANDALS.??When they can’t RISE to your LEVEL,? ?They will PROVOKE you to DIVE to their DEVIL.??

Don’t WORRY. God will RAISE your SANDALS above their SCANDAL? And to all those men of God who have chosen to be POLITICALLY CORRECT. I leave you with these words: “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples if you have love one to another.”-John 13:35 ?#FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets” he wrote

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Dear Biodun,

Take heart.

When they cant DEFEAT your STANDARDS

They will try to DEFEAT you with SCANDALS

When they cant RISE to your LEVEL

They will PROVOKE you to DIVE to their DEVIL

Dont WORRY. God will RAISE your SANDAL above their SCANDAL
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Source- Pm news

Sunday, 23 June 2019

MMM is back: Ponzi scheme that destroyed Nigerians returns

MMM is back: The dangerous Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM), the Ponzi scheme many considered as the destroyer of their destinies in 2017, is here again.

And this time, just as it promised in the old version, it is giving returns for every money invested in the scheme. And it is quite unfortunate that some Nigerians are falling for it yet again.

After the death of Sergei Mavrodi in April 2018 the scheme across the world, announced its closure. “After much deliberation, we have made the conclusion that continuing the system operation, without our leader and ideological inspirer, is impossible and makes no sense,” a message on MMM Nigeria website had read.

MMM is Back

But to the surprise of many, the scheme resurfaced in January 2019. “Like sunrise in the morning , MMM Cooperation set the pace on the 22nd of January 2019 all over the world. “From negligence by many to fear of unknown by prospective participants at the beginning; we are were we are today being most populous platform all over the world with six million participants all in space of four months,” a message on its website read.

NAN reports that a certain Guider in the scheme identified as Guider Tee on Twitter, said the new MMM is in over 170 countries.

Great News……MMM is back and better!

What we have all been waiting for is back
supporting over 170 local different countries and is peer to peer re-launched January 2019. Provide Help (PH) and Get Help (GH) Now!

Nigerians are however warned to desist from this dangerous scheme as it could end up just as the 1st version that crashed and dashed the hopes of millions of Nigerians. 

Friday, 7 June 2019

Federal High Court ordered NBC, to re-open African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM.

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Raymond Dokpesi

The NBC had on Thursday shut down the two stations owned by Raymond Dokpesi’s DAAR Communication indefinitely for violating its guidelines.

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to re-open African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM.

Ruling on the matter on Friday, Justice Inyang Ekpo ordered the re-opening of the stations and ordered that parties in the case should maintain the status quo.

The presiding judge adjourned the case to June 13 for the defendant to show cause why the order should not be granted.

The NBC had suspended the licenses of the African AIT, and Ray Power FM indefinitely, as its Director-General, Dr Modibbo Kawu, said on Thursday in Abuja, that the stations committed offenses, which included the airing of a Presidential election documentary by the AIT, a matter pending before a tribunal; the inability of the company to pay its fees, the use of “divisive and inciting contents from the social media,” and others.

NBC had similarly before the election shut down Joy FM in Jos for violations of the broadcasting code. Last year, the NBC also shut down Ekiti Radio/TV station when former governor Ayo Fayose used the stations to broadcast fake election results.

source- Pm news 

Thursday, 6 June 2019

NBC shuts down AIT, Ray Power

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the license of Dar Communication Plc, promoter of NBC shuts down AIT, Ray Power, RAY POWER until further notice.

The Director-General of NBC, Modibbo Kawu,  announced the shut down on Thursday evening.

He said the action was taken for failure of the broadcasting station to abide by the broadcasting code.

Source- Instablog9ja

Friday, 24 May 2019

Evan’s trial adjourns as co-defendant alleges failed surgery

File photo: Evans and other suspects in court

The trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans took an interesting turn on Thursday as one of his co-defendants, Linus Okpara told a Lagos High Court sitting in the Igbosere area that he had a failed surgery.

Okpara who is standing trial alongside the suspected billionaire kidnapper is the third of four defendants in an attempted murder case filed against Evans and the others by the Lagos State Government before Justice Adedayo Akintoye.

The defendant who is on remand at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison, Lagos, alongside the others claimed that a surgery he underwent while in prison custody had failed.

At the last adjourned date on Thursday, the 16th of May, Okpara’s new counsel, Mr CJ Jiakponna, told the court that his client had a pending bail application because of an unresolved health challenge, Channels TV reports.

The judge adjourned till Thursday, May 23 for Jiakponna to argue the bail application after he would have served the prosecution counsel, Mr Y. G. Oshoala.

When the case came up on Thursday, Jiakponna did not move the bail application. Rather he moved another application seeking an order compelling the Medical Director of the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison to issue a medical report on Okpara’s state of health.

“The applicant had a failed operation which might require treatment at an outside hospital. If at the end of the day, the medical report says he can be managed in the prison, we will not be able to move his (bail) application.

“We urge your lordship to grant this application. The law places a high premium on a human’s life.”

The prosecution did not oppose the application.

“In the interest of justice, we will not be opposing the application,” Oshoala said.

In her ruling on the issue, Justice Akintoye granted his request.

“In the absence of any objection to the motion filed on behalf of third defendant Okpara Linus, the Medical Director is hereby ordered to issue a medical report to the court within the next seven days,” she said.

The case has been adjourned to June 27.

#Girl stolen by tenants and sold three times, finally recovered

A 3-year-old girl who was stolen alongside her sister, Amanda, in June 2018, by two female tenants of their father in Utesi, Edo State, has finally been recovered by the police.

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Christabel Omokpia was found in Enugu State after being sold for N850,000 by an orphanage in Rivers State.

Their mother, Faith, had left them in the care of the tenants, Mary and Rose, who disappeared with them. Christabel was first sold for N450,000 by the tenants and she was later sold for N500,000 to one Ogechi Favour.
She was later sold for N850,000 to one Anioke Augustine in Enugu State. The girl could not recognize her parents again after she was reunited with her family on Wednesday night.
A spokesman for Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said four suspects earlier arrested in connection to the missing children were already in prisons in Ondo and the Edo States.
On the whereabouts of Amanda, DSP Nwabuzor said the police would do its best to recover her. It was learned that the woman that bought her and took her to Ogwas-Chikwu in Delta State.#aranewstrends

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Troubles In Lagos, see guns, arms recovered from criminals

The Lagos State Police Command has recovered guns, arms, and ammunition from armed robbery and cultist in Lagos.

Guns recovered from robbers

Guns, arms, and ammunition recovered from robbers

Cutlasses, guns recovered from robbers and cultists

Guns and ammunition recovered from robbers

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Reasons #ZlatanIbilie captured by #EFCC .

Nigerian Musicians Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley and Omomniyi Temidayo aka Zlatan Ibile are currently undergoing profiling in order to establish their affiliations with internet fraudsters aka ‘yahoo boys’.

The duo woke up into the waiting hands of some EFCC operatives who stormed Zlatan’s house in the early hours of Friday in Lagos. The anti-graft agency has since seized their laptops and phones to conduct forensics to determine their link to cybercrime.#aranewstrends

Source- instablog9ja

Son exposes herbalist dad for killing a pastor who came to boost his church

An ex-convict, Sina Adeoye, has been arrested for killing one Pastor Emmanuel Ogedengbe of a Cherubim and Seraphim church, located around Agugu area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

This is coming 3 years after he was arrested for being the ring leader of a dare-devil six-man gang of ritaualists cum human parts seller in Oba-Ile, Osun State, and sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Pastor Ogedengbe had, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, asked his church member, Sola Adebayo, to accompany him to Adeoye to help him boost his church attendance as it had dropped seriously.

According to Adebayo: “It was when we got to Oba-Ile that I realized we have come to an herbalist house and I immediately asked him what we were doing there. .


He told me that these suspects were his friends and that they have been friends for like 8 years. Few minutes later, I was told to wait and they all left with Pastor and it was when I started calling his number without any response that I started having a second thought. .


I later escaped in my car. They chased me to Osogbo-Ikirun expressway before they got back and I rushed to the nearest police station.”

The police later mobilized and arrested of Sina Adeoye, Fatai Tirimisiyu and Baba Alawonle. They confessed to have slaughtered the Pastor and shared his vital body parts.

But another scenario played out, when one Sadiq, the son of the prime suspect, Adeoye, came to the police with a big bowl filled with human parts suspected to be some body parts of the deceased.

According to him: "My father told me to keep this bucket and warned me not to open it, lest I go blind. But since I heard that he has been arrested, I see the need to bring the bucket to the police so that he can open it.”#aranewstrends

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Traders are currently protesting at Computer Village by shutting down the Tech Hub over the installation of “Iyaoloja” and “Babaloja”

Traders protest in Computer Village over the installation of Iyaloja

who will see to the affairs of the business environment?

Traders protest in Computer Village over the installation of Iyaloja

Traders protest in Computer Village over installation of Iyaloja

According to the traders, the protest is against the imposition of Iyaloja in computer village which they believe doesn’t need such.

Speaking Mr. Wasiu Agbaje, an Information Communication Technology Engineer, stated that the hub is quite different from other markets where such is done. According to him, installing such would undermine the hub because Iyaloja and technology have no correlation.

“What do the Iyaoloja and Babaloja have to offer, what value are they going to add to the hub? And what technological innovations are they bringing?”

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Even if you marry Jesus and nag, He’d dump you - Prophet Frimpong

Prophet Kwame Frimpong of Yahweh Chapel International in Ghana, has revealed that even Jesus Christ can’t stand nagging.

He made the assertion while speaking on a recent TV show. According to him, “Even if you marry Jesus Christ and you nag, He will leave you. There is nothing as frustrating as a poor disrespectful wife.’’

He went further to say nagging is inherited from mothers. “Some women grew up watching their mothers disrespect their fathers. So they are used to that behaviour.

Their mothers insult their brothers and never apologize for such uncouth behaviour so they also carry it into their own matrimonial homes,” he added.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Galaxy boss arrested over N7bn ponzy scheme

EFCC has arrested the Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Limited, #Babagana Dalori, who allegedly defrauded 27,400 Nigerians to the tune of about N7billion through fake promises of mouth-watering returns on their investment in his companies.

Dalori had incorporated the firm in 2012, with one tricycle (Keke NAPEP), which, through pool investments by members of the public, later boasted of 50 tricycles. .

The entrepreneur later diversified into other business ventures while promising mouth-watering returns to investors. The Commission’s investigators discovered that Dalori initially paid 200% interest on investors’ deposits in the firm and later reduced the interest to 135% before the scheme crashed in 2018.

To suck as many unsuspecting victims into his ponzi net, Dalori engaged in massive advertisements on radio and television, including a production of a movie by A-list Nollywood actors, which aimed at convincing members of the public to invest in his companies. .

He specifically organized some actors and actresses in Kannywood to act in a movie called “Zero Hour” to show the need for people to invest in Galaxy.

“Unfortunately, his gimmicks paid off as different people took their hard-earned savings, inheritance, pensions and other source of income and invested in Galaxy. Now, the scheme has crashed and investors can no longer get their money.

He used the investors money to incorporate different entities without getting their consent. He now has Galaxy Global Energy Concept Ltd, Galaxy Miners Concept Ltd, Galaxy Global Farms, Galaxy Computers, Galaxy Block Making Factory, Galaxy Hospital and Galaxy Hotel.”

Dalori’s modus-operandi is typical of those of Nigerian wonder banks, by accepting deposits from members of the public when his company is not a licensed financial institution, the suspect and his company have committed a criminal act punishable by the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act.

At the moment, all bank accounts belonging to Galaxy have been frozen in order to prevent further dissipation of investor

Source- instablog9ja

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Canada’s Prime Minister looking for One million Nigerian's to apply for Canadian Employment Visa

Canada Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has begs with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants.

According to Trudeau, immigrants from Nigeria have been a strong force in Canada’s growth in all sectors of its economy.

“We can’t undermine or overlook the contribution of immigrants in Canada’s development especially our brothers and sisters from Nigeria”, Trudeau said.

The PM added that, over the past three years, Canada has granted residency to all Nigerians who were illegally living in Canada and applied to remain. “We granted them and urging everyone to apply. It’s good we document everyone to know how many people we are to cater for”, he said.

In a memo sent to the Nigeria High Commission in Canada, the Employment and Migration Programme will allow Nigerians wishing to live in Canada to first obtain job before traveling to the country.

“The programme’s website will be launched next week and all available jobs will be listed. Currently there are over 6 million vacancies and we are hoping that Buhari allows at least one million people from Nigeria”, a spokesperson for the Canadian Labour Department, Shadrack Scott said.

Earlier this year, the Canadian Parliament announced plans to add more new permanent residents in the next three years.

Canada welcomed more than 286,000 permanent residents in 2017 and projects that number could reach 350,000 this year in addition to one million seeking from the West Africa nation.

“Thanks in great part to the newcomers we have welcomed throughout our history, Canada has developed into the strong and vibrant country we all enjoy,” said Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC).

Hussen, himself an immigrant from Somalia, said the influx will help offset Canada’s aging population and declining birth rate while growing its labor force.

Canada’s friendly stance towards new residents comes as many other Western nations, including the United States, are adopting more restrictive immigration policies.

Canada is especially dedicated to offering protection to refugees. The United Nations Refugee Agency reported unprecedented levels of refugees in 2017, with the number of forcibly displaced people reaching 68.5 million.

Peru's former president kills himself ahead of arrest

Former Peruvian president, Alan Garcia, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as police were preparing to arrest him on Wednesday morning.

Garcia, who served as president from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011, was under investigation for money laundering and taking bribes in connection with a massive corruption scandal.

When police arrived to execute an arrest warrant at his home at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Garcia asked them to call his attorney and went to his bedroom.

Moments later, a gunshot was heard. Officers forced entry into the bedroom, where they found Garcia with a wound to the head.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Nigerian activist bags 12yrs in jail for defamation and incitement

Social media commentator, Ibrahim Garba Wala, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over offences bordering on criminal defamation and public incitement.
Justice Yusuf Halilu of a High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday, convicted Wala, who is the convener of Citizens Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN) in 3 of the 4-count charges brought against him by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

Justice Halilu convicted him fo managing unlawful association, public incitement and defamation of character over social media posts against the chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Muhammed.

The NAHCON boss had alleged that Wala used his Facebook page to incite the public against him and defame him and that of the commission.

The court agreed with the prosecution that Wala criminally defamed Muhammed after he alleged that the NAHCON boss “made N3 billion for himself” from the 2017 Hajj operations
The judge said Wala wrote on his Facebook page that he has documents to prove the allegation, but failed to provide the document to prove his claims in court.#aranewstrends

Source- instablog9ja

Again, Court orders former Super Eagles jay jay Okocha's arrest for tax evasion

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Austin Okocha

At Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere, Lagos, South west Nigeria on Monday renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of the former Super Eagles captain, Augustine Jay-Jay Okocha, for refusal to appear in court over a case of tax evasion.

The presiding Judge, Justice Adedayo Akintoye extended the arrest warrant, originally made last January 29, following an application by the Lagos State Government.

Prosecution counsel, Mr Yusuf Sule told the court that Okocha had yet to settle out of court, the 2017 income tax evasion charge.

Okocha, who was not in court, was not represented by any lawyer.

The government alleged that Okocha had also failed to appear in court since October 5, 2017, when the case was first mentioned.

At the resumption of proceedings on Monday, Sule said Okocha had made contact with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS).

He said: “The defendant (Okocha) is trying to settle, but he is yet to make any payment. In the circumstances, we will be asking for a further date.”

Granting his application, Justice Akintoye ruled: that “Bench Warrant issued to continue to subsist against the defendant. Case adjourned till May 28, 2019 for further directions.”

The government filed a three-count charge against Okocha on June 6, 2017, accusing him of: “Failure to furnish return of income for tax purposes with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service contrary to Section 94 (1) of the Personal income-tax Tax Act Cap P8 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 (As Amended).

 Failure to pay income tax contrary to Section 56(a) and (b) of the Lagos State Revenue Administration Law No. 8 of 2006 and failure to furnish return of Income for tax purposes with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service contrary to Section 94(1)of the Personal Income Tax Act Cap P8 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 (As Amended).”

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Thursday, 4 April 2019

School Pupils Involved In An Accident While Returning From An Excursion

Some students returning from an excursion, were left seriously injured, some minutes ago, after their bus had a ghastly accident at Wasinmi, along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

Although no death was recorded, one of their teachers had her eye plucked out and many of the students were left with serious injuries.

They had gone on an excursion from Lagos to Abeokuta, Ogun State, and were said to be returning, when their bus rammed into a car and veered off its lane to face oncoming vehicles on the other lane.

The victims have since been rushed to the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, for urgent medical attention.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

EFCC arrests 11 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan

Some of the arrested suspects in Ijebu Remo

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday arrested 11 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’.

According to EFCC, six of the suspects were arrested at 2nd Pipeline, Ologunerun, Ibadan, while the other five were picked up at a location in Ijebu-Remo, Ogun State.

Those from Ibadan are Akinbinu Akinfemi, Wasiu Adeyemi, Idowu Samson, Tijani Usman, Saheed Eniafe and Adeyi Victor while Benson Gospel, Abdulazeez Gafar, Agbumabiwon Abiodun, Abayomi Awotedu, and Bukayo Abiodun were arrested at Ijebu Remo.

Ranging between the ages of 17 and 29 years, the alleged fraudsters’ arrested were occasioned by petitions from their neighbors, detailing their alleged fraudulent activities.

Suspected Yahoo Boys arrested in Ibadan

The alleged acts include love scam and other forms of internet fraud through which they obtained money from unsuspecting victims.

Items recovered from them include laptops, mobile phones and several documents.

All the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

source- pm news

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