Thursday, 23 April 2015

UK Home Office Ordered To Bring Back Deported 5-Year-Old Rafeeq Atanda And His Mum

The UK Home Office has been ordered to bring five-year-old Rafeeq Atanda and his mum back to the UK after they were deported to Nigeria earlier this year. In January, the government decided to deport them despite a high-profile case. 

The boy was born in the UK, but spent his last week in the country held in a London immigration center with his mother before they were deported.

Ogun State Fast Food Worker Sentenced to 266 Years Imprisonment for Stealing N8 Million from Employer

Oluremi Olayinka

Wow! 266 years? Don't get me wrong theft is a crime which I wish is applicable to everyone including those in power.  Oluremi Olayinka, a staff member of well-known eatery, Sweet Sensation, was on Wednesday convicted and sentenced to 266 years imprisonment for allegedly stealing N8 million from her employer.
According to Premium Times, “an Ogun State High Court ruled that offense is contrary to sections 390(6)(7)(8), 467 and 468 respectively of the Criminal Code Law Cap 29, Laws of Ogun State.”

Monday, 20 April 2015

Former Information Minister Chukwumerije Passes Away

Uche Chukwumerije, former Minister of Information and Chairman, Senate Committee on Education passed away on Sunday at the age of 75.
According to Vanguard, he had been battling with lung cancer for a while, and died at a Turkish hospital in Abuja.
Chika, Chukwumerije’s son stated, “He died here in Abuja and was surrounded by his friends before his last breath. He has been an inspiration in ways I cannot explain.’’ 
Chukwumerije was elected a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in April 2003, represented Abia North Senatorial District. He served as minister of information in the dying days of the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida and later served in the same capacity in the interim national government of Ernest Shonekan. May his soul rest in peace, Amen. 

Woman, 50, Delivers Twins After 14 Years Of Childlessness

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Yes, God is still in the business of doing miracles. Roseline Akinsola, 50, on Monday delivered a set of twins after 14 years of childlessness. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akinsola, who works at the Ekiti State Christian Pilgrims Board, was full of praises to God for answering her prayers. 

The two girls, weighed 4.2kg and 2.3kg respectively.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Nanny who Abducted Orekoya Children Confesses; Says Kidnapping is “a Family Business”

In this video released by Channels TV the nanny who kidnapped the Orekoya children has confessed about how she masterminded her evil plan.
She also reveals that kidnapping is a family business, and that her husband, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, his wife, and her four children all run the business.
Also, the nanny’s name isn’t really “Mary Akinloye.” It’s actually Funmilayo Adeyemi.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Video: Kidnapped Mum Of 3 Sons Weeps For The Return Of Her Kids

This video is really heartbreaking. I posted here about the kids who were kidnapped by their maid and is demanding a ransom. Apparently the kids are still not yet home.

This is sad, I can't begin to imagine what she's going through right now. May God bring those kids home safely.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Hilarious Skit: Jega's Election Result

This is definitely one of the most hilarious skits I've watched in a while. So at the AY Live held on Easter Sunday I believe, Comedian AY re-enacted the drama following the INEC election result collation by Professor Jega and the Orubebe fracas. Very Funny.

See the video below

Jimi Agbaje Tells Igbo People to “Push APC into Atlantic Ocean”

In response to the "Lagoon" threats which most, if not all of you have heard made by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu in which he stated that Igbos would “perish in the lagoon” if they don’t vote for Lagos State APC governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, Jimi Agbaje has responded.
According to Punch, Agbaje stated that Igbo people in Lagos should use their votes to push APC into the Atlantic Ocean. He is said to have stated this while addressing Igbo traders at the Alaba International Market on Thursday.

Maid Who Kidnapped 3 Children in Lagos Demands N15 Million Ransom

It seems getting a trusted maid in Nigeria now is a herculean task. Word has it that the maid who kidnapped three children from their Surulere home has gotten in touch with the children's family and is demanding a ransom. 
According to Punch, the maid named Mary Akinloye, as well as her accomplices, contacted the children’s parents, the Orekoya family, on Thursday, demanding a N15 million ransom. 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Lagos Mom Seeks Help Finding her Missing Children After Maid Abducts Them

Most of you must have seen this post going round on social media, bbms about some missing children and for those of who who haven't, well read up.  A Lagos-based woman is looking for her three missing children. Here is the notice she is publicizing on social media, along with the photo of her children:

Police I-G Orders Restriction of Vehicular Movement for Saturday’s Elections

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered restriction of vehicular movement in the 36 states, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m for the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer,Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement explained that the measure was to ensure safety and security during the polls. However, there is no restriction of vehicular movement in the Federal Capital Territory as there is no election taking place there on Saturday.

4 Nigerian Students Found Dead in their Georgia Apartment

Police are saying the boys died from gas poisoning due to a faulty water heater in their apartment. 
Friends of the students were worried when they hadn't heard from the roommates all day, which was unusual. They called police who broke into the students’ apartment and found their bodies. 

The bodies have been taken to the National Forensic Bureau. Friends of the victims, who are Nigerians, say they want a proper investigation into what happened. 

They also wanted the Nigerian public to be aware of this incident.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

‘Wonder Bank’ Owners Disappear with Customers' Deposit in Kwara State

The victims | credits: Success Nwogu
Scores of people in Kwara State who claimed to be customers of Ayonitemi Cooperative Business Finance, on Tuesday as early as 7am, besieged the premises of the bank alleging that they had been defrauded by the firm.

The wonder bank is located at Oniyangi, near the Emir Road, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Many of the customers, most of them weeping, told PUNCH Metro they had lost substantial amount of money which they deposited in the finance house. They stated that they had been promised mouth watering financial offers if they made deposit in the bank.

Is It Degrading To Be Called A ‘Baby Mama’?

On this episode of ‘Ariyike Weekly’, TV Personality, Ariyike Akinbobola shares a letter from a viewer who always feels bad about being called a ‘baby mama’ by the man she got pregnant for. 

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Young Mum Left Fighting For Life After Using Friend's Makeup Brush

According to Yahoo, a 27-year-old mum of 1, Jo Gilchrist has been diagnosed with a harsh disease – MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) – after borrowing her friend’s makeup brush to cover up a pimple. According to the report MRSA is an antibiotic form of Staphylococcus, and can be very aggressive.

Monday, 6 April 2015

TREM Rewards MMIA Cleaner Who Returned Passenger’s Lost N12 Million

The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) on Easter Sunday rewarded Josephine Ugwu, the cleaner at Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA) who found and returned a bag containing international currencies worth N12 million, that a passenger had lost. 

According to Punch, General Overseer of TREM, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, gave her a financial reward, however; the exact sum of money was not disclosed. An unnamed source reportedly told newsmen that she had been rewarded with “millions of Naira”. 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

The 4th Annual Igbo Conference - Igbo Womanhood, Womanbeing & Personhood 17th - 18th April

The Igbo Conference Team in conjunction with The Centre for African Studies, SOAS Univeristy of London presents“The 4th Annual Igbo Conference: Igbo Womanhood, Womanbeing and Personhood”

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Happy Easter everyone! May this Easter bring all the hope, joy, laughter and success into your life and family, Amen. 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

New Video: Brymo – Ję Lé O Sinmi

The video is directed by Godson KC Uma of MaadKreativity. Check on it. 

Pres. Obama Praises President Jonathan For Conceding Defeat

US President Barack Obama has praised President Jonathan for conceding defeat in the recently held presidential election. The full statement below... 
The last few days have shown the world the strength of Nigeria’s commitment to democratic principles. By turning out in large numbers and sometimes waiting all day to cast their votes, Nigerians came together to decide the future of their country peacefully. I commend President Goodluck Jonathan and President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari for their public commitments to non-violence throughout the campaign. President Jonathan has placed his country’s interests first by conceding the election and congratulating President-Elect Buhari on his victory. 

PDP Agent Refuses To Sign The Presidential Election Result Sheet

Meanwhile after announcing the presidential election results, Prof. Jega called all party agents to come on stage at the collation center and sign the Presidential election sheet by INEC, and every agent did except the agent for PDP. 

Acceptance Statement by Gen. Buhari, President-Elect of Nigeria

Gen. Buhari's acceptance speech below...
I am immensely grateful to God for this day and for this hour. I feel truly honoured and humbled that the Nigerian people have so clearly chosen me to lead them. The official announcement from INEC was the moment the vast majority of Nigerians had hoped and been waiting for. Today, history has been made, and change has finally come. Your votes have changed our national destiny for the good of all Nigerians.

Obasanjo Congratulates Buhari, Asks Him To Be Magnanimous In Victory

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated Gen Buhari on his victory today. In a message released this evening, Chief Obasanjo asked the President-in-waiting to be magnanimous in victory and also fight corruption when he assumes office. 
"With so much harm already done to many national institutions including the military, which proudly nurtured you and me, you will have a lot to do on institution reform – education, healthcare, economy, security, infrastructure, power, youth employment, agri-business, oil and gas, external affairs, cohesiveness of our nation and ridding our land of corruption.