Monday, 5 November 2012

Gunmen in Kano kill couple, wedding planner few days before their wedding

Unknown gunmen went berserk on Sunday morning, killing a woman and two staff of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company at Kawon Maigari quarters in Kano metropolis.
This came barely 24 hours after a Police Inspector was shot dead outside his residence at Unguwa Uku in the crisis-ridden state.
Eyewitness said the gunmen, numbering three trailed the victims to an area at about 11.00am on a motorbike where they opened fire on them.
The source added that the victims include a suitor and his fiancee who were going for a meeting ahead of their wedding.
“The attackers trailed behind them on a motorcycle until they got to their destination before they shot and killed them”, said a witness.
It was gathered that the slain lady, simply identified as Maryam, came to Kano from Nasarawa State recently in preparation for her wedding.
Confirming the incident, the acting spokesperson of the state police command, Mustafa Abubakar disclosed that other two victims were employees of Dantata and Sawoe.
The police boss who also confirmed the Saturday’s killing of Inspector Aladu, who was attached to Unguwa Uku Division said the police is currently investigating the matter.

Policeman in Lagos who owns hummer jeep arrested for robbery

The tale of how of a new generation bank at Akowonjo, Lagos, was robbed last year won’t be complete without the mention of Eboma Onyeka, a Police Sergeant who was at the time of the incident attached to the Mobile Police Unit 20, at Ikeja.
Onyeka had allegedly conspired with four others, including an employee of the said bank and robbed the bank he was to secure of about N10m in April 2011. A security guard attached to the bank, Sunday Ogundipe, was strangled in the process.
Two months after, Onyeka was arrested, tried and dismissed from the force before he was arraigned with his accomplices on armed robbery and murder charges in July 2011.
However, Onyeka is once again a guest of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos, months after securing his bail. He is said to have been involved in a series of bank ATM robberies since his bail from Kirikiri Prisons in December 2011.
But Onyeka strenuously denied his involvement in any bank robbery attacks and he was quick to give a recap of his activities since his bail from prison.
“After I got my bail, I left Lagos for my village in Delta State. I stayed there for about two, three months because I was ill and needed to recover. When I was fully recovered, l went to Benin City and met a friend whom I pleaded with for assistance. My friend gave me an Audi car to use as a taxi, so I could earn a living. I also underwent a 10-week course in producing insecticides and fruit juices.
“Upon the completion of my course, I returned to Lagos because I needed to start a business of my own. Since there was no place for me to go, I called a friend of mine who is a serving police inspector and he asked me to see him. My wife had returned to her family with my children after I got into prison, so I had no home in Lagos. All this happened in August 2012. It was the very day that I arrived Lagos that I was arrested by SARS operatives. I still had my toiletries on me,” Onyeka said.
However, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr. Umar Manko, disclosed that Onyeka was arrested after the spate of bank ATM robberies in Lagos metropolis went up.
He said, “In the months following Onyeka’s bail from prison custody, we started getting reports of bank ATM robberies nearly every weekend. Prior to his arrest last year, there were only two gangs responsible for bank ATM robberies in Lagos: Onyeka’s and another gang. As at the time he went to prison custody, the ATM robberies had reduced to the barest minimum.
“So when reports of ATM robberies began to come in, we decided to check with the prison to confirm if Onyeka was still in their custody but he wasn’t. We began investigations and we were able to obtain his number. Through his phone number, we were able to track his movements until he got to Lagos and thereafter we rearrested him. His gang was responsible for the recent robbery of a new generation bank where a police corporal lost his life.
“At the time of his arrest, Onyeka had in his possession a fake identity card which portrayed him as a serving member of the Mobile Police Force. When SARS operatives stormed the hotel where he was meeting with a friend, Onyeka had flashed his card to the team, not knowing that he was the target of the raid.”
Findings indicated that Onyeka was granted bail at an Igbosere High Court 14 in December 2011 through a motion on bail application notice. His lawyer, who identified himself as T.J. Ajapuno, said, “In law, everyone is considered innocent until proven otherwise. Onyeka’s wife came to see me, requesting my services so that her husband could get bail and due process was followed. If Onyeka went ahead to start robbing again after his bail was granted, that is his own cup of tea. His wife and his pastor had stood for him as sureties.
“We served the police and the State Criminal Investigative Department at Panti got a copy of the bail application. The Directorate for Public Prosecution got a copy too. I wasn’t even aware that the DPP’s advice was out; I don’t have the facts of the case and the DPP doesn’t even have Onyeka’s file. It is not as if the case is over, the substantive matter is before Justice Okunnu at the Ikeja High Court.”
Since his bail, Onyeka had had no further court appearance. “Although I was in touch with my lawyer and one of his subordinates, they told me that they would contact me if anything came up,” he said.
Before his arrest in July 2011, Onyeka had just completed a training course for inspectors and was awaiting promotion to same rank. Published reports said Onyeka was arrested in his private Hummer Jeep on his way to keeping an appointment with other members of his gang around 1.30 am on July 26, 2011.
Onyeka allegedly had in possession, an AK 47 rifle and a big bag containing a face mask and other suspicious items. Before his dismissal last year, the 41-year-old had served the Nigeria Police Force for 19 years.

Source: Olufamous

Photo Speak: The IROKO Dance

If you come back from a battle a victor, this is the kind of dance that should come to mind..... picture shows Gov. Olusegun Mimiko and wife, Kemi dancing and giving praises to God after the Ondo election.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Strange Things Men Do For Love

Most times as men our lust drives makes us do silly things just to show her we
cared but as you grow older you view those act as childish though may be

Paul :Mine was writing her exam for her after
boasting for her friends that i wont get
caught which i scaled through but i have
to jump from up when i was spotted
though i have submitted her paper then.
well the girl later left me, this days i see it
as; was i drugged or mad?

Comment From other Peeps

Donlouise: Wrote a later 2 my babe back
den in d barracks. Na so I carry d leta give
1 small boy make e go give d babe 4 her
house na so dis boi carry my luv leta go
give d babe papa my trashing dat day na
die. In d leta I told her 2 meet me @ our
secret place instead it was her fada dat
showed up d rest na history

isaco: Emotion can mis lead. Woman can
convince, lov can make one mad. I
Assisted her to get house rented, but with
her money and later found another man
banging her inside the house.

annawhite: buying designers for her while
you move about in a highly starched
okirika shirt and trousers

annawhite: starving just to save enough
money to take her to a fast food centre!

adam: I wil take her 2 mr biggs,2 buy ice
cream nd chickens,nd i will come back 2
eat tuwo nd miyan kuka.

elari: Not using a condom because she
claimed she wasn't enjoying it, that action
gave me candidaisis, the itching after 2
days na die. Which she leta claim would
be from the girls hostels toilet and not her
skankerous attitude

disloma: d day i met ha at ikotun n told
me thank God,she found n she doesn't av
t fare 2 egbeda had 2 giv my last #100 on kon trek 2 orelope.wheneva dat
thot comes my mind,i laughed like 2moro
no dey

humbleservant:I took mine to a fast food,
told the attendant to first bring a plate for
my girl. After which i asked, how much?
She said 600 naira. And i was with 620 in
my pocket. And i was badly hungry. When
d attendant asked whether to serve me, i
told her to forget. The babe asked, why? I
said i don't feel like eating anything

adufaye: There was one day we were
coming home from somwhere,and the
sole of her shoe removed,I had to give her
my pam,and trekked a long distance
home,barefooted.(No shoemaker was
I don mumu for love,and she don leave
me for anoda man.

Jilo83: Travelled 2 meet her twice in a wk.

fizuel: na season one be that.. For season
2.. I call girl everyday and every9te for
seven months exactly, send card, put
money for her account.. Her total time
spent on callin me during that time was
less than 5mins.. Honestly.. I woke up one
morning and asked her what she has
contributed to the relationship..she
couldn't say anything, few days later we
broke up..

stevewale: Always making me to wash her
pant anytime we are bathing together.
Hahahahahaha!!! I feel silly anytime I
thought of it now

abraj: silliest thing i did is when i escorted
her to her hostel at mid nyt.....whem
heading back to my hostel i saw hell and
regret my action.

PICOLO, i wrote exam for his sick girl
friend. He was caught by Talabi just for
the girl to deny ME.

dnawah: Fainted after donating blood to
her,and she dedicated herself to me.(she
here now

Suigenerisshegs: I wntd to surprise her
with a gift,so i hid in a thick bush along
the path she normally takes,i waited 4
hours but she didn't show up,a wild thorn
wrecked havoc on my left arm,had to visit

iykofias: Stayin wit her in hospital during myexam period.

source: facebook

Thursday, 18 October 2012

See How Pregnant Mercy Johnson Looks

Photo-news – Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson shows off her baby bump with a smile. She got married to Prince Odianose Okojie in August 27, 2011. Congratulations to the soon to be mother.
source: liveofofo

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Exclusive Photos Of Goldie And Prezzo's New York Love Tango

Former Big Brother Africa housemates, Goldie and Prezzo, are currently on holidays in New York City. The Kenyan, is the now a ONE campaign Ambassador and as part of his new status, he was invited to the US in september, to attend the grand opening of the $1 billion Barclays Centre, where Jay-Z performed eight shows.
Goldie met up with Prezzo later on and they became an item. As these pictures show, they even wore the same hoodie with the same inscription.
The two have always divided opinions, ever since they crossed paths in the 2012 edition of the biggest reality show, that was staged in Africa. And recently, Prezzo visited the Nigerian artiste, before she returned the visit few weeks later.
Source: Daily Post

Friday, 12 October 2012

31 Yr old married woman caught having sex with 67yr old Boss


(A reader sent me this)
.If You Are The One...What Will You Do......?
 he photo above shows a 31 yr old married woman and a 67year old married man caught point blank naked having s£x in a chalet. From the photo, the lady though cover her face as not to be identified.
 But unfortunately for her, she has been 

 finally identified as a Diezani, a mother of two. 

 According to source, this old man climbing this young lady is simply known as Mr Reuben who is equally her 'Oga' in the office in one of the federal ministries.
 According to source, Diezani's husaband (name withheld) contacted Mr Reuben to help secure a job for his wife in one of the federal government ministries which he (Reuben) work for. To cut story short Mr Reuben actually facilitates Diezani's employment and she was subsequently offered employment.
According to source, Diezani's husband offered numerous gift to mr Reuben for his assistance but each time Reuben rejects the gift and told him he just did it (Dieziani's employment) as a kind gesture. 

 However, as soon as Diezani got employed and started work, My Reuben immediately becomes a Mechanic servicing Diezani somebody else's wife. Bubble busted when a Barn-again colleague of Diezani, who always see them around a local chalet in his area couldn't stomach this shameless act immediately contacted the Husband. 
 Finally, during one of their pumping session, the two adulterous couple got busted by Diezani's husband. The latest matter now is Divorce, Diezani has been sent packing.

source: Hazeez Balogun blogspot

Monday, 8 October 2012

Hurrray! 1st Lady Is Hale and Hearty As President Visits Germany

The questions as regards the state of health of Nigeria's 1st lady, Dame Patience Jonathan can be put to rest now.
We can authoritatively confirm that she is back on her feet and was her cheerful self  when her hubby and President of Nigeria visited Germany to see her. 

Monday, 1 October 2012

Pictures....Baby Shower As Bisi Ibidapo Obe Expects First Child

The party took place @ Bisi's Magodo Lagos home on sunday,with a handful of her friends in attendance

Picture Source: Best of Nollywood

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Robbers Storm Nkem ‘Osuofia’ Owoh’s Enugu home

Nollywood actor Nkem ‘Osuofia’ Owoh lost his Mitsubishi Montero SUV to robbers in his Enugu home last week.
Owoh who was in Abuja when the Enugu robbery took place says no life was lost.
NET gathered that the robbers snuck into his house located at Phase 6; Tran’s Ekulu, Enugu and carted away a few of his property including Toshiba laptop and camcorder and then broke into one of the vehicles parked in the compound – a Mitsubishi Montero SUV with number plate BU 64 FST and left with it.
I was in Abuja last week Saturday when my neighbours called that it was like my place was burgled, that my gate appeared to be open. I asked them to check and they reported back that out of the three vehicles parked in the compound, the Jeep was no longer there’, the actor told Daily Post.
Owoh says he has asked his driver to report the robbery incident to the Police. There are no suspects for now

Popular Actress Ngozi Nwosu Bedridden Over Kidney Failure

The light skinned actress and “Fuji House of Commotion” star on national TV, is usually a bubbly and merry-go-round person and so it was surprising when people started to notice she had emaciated and her collar bones were becoming glaring in place of a once full and robust body.
At the height of unimaginable insinuations then, the actress had maintained her cool and even dismissed such insinuations by insisting nothing was the matter with her.
However, we can inform you today that sources close to the veteran actress have revealed that she has been suffering from a kidney ailment for some weeks now and is currently receiving treatment at a private medical facility. According to news reports gathered, she is confined to her hospital bed and having difficulty speaking.
She is the second high profile face in the industry who is presently bed-ridden owing to kidney related ailment. Popular actor and veteran, Enebeli Elebuwa is also bed-ridden and his current health status remain unclear as he had cause to deny being ‘healed’ after a popular ‘man of God’ claimed to have prayed for and healed him of his sickness.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Varsity students protest: We are being sexually harassed

Students of Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, protested over alleged sexual harassment of female students, molestation and extortion by some staff of the institution.
The students, numbering about 2, 000, blocked traffic at Eleven-Eleven Bus Stop on their way to the Government House, Calabar to register their grievance.
Some of the placards carried by the students had inscriptions such as, 'Sexual harassment of female students', Female molestation', 'Extortion of money from students', 'No better CRUTECH, No better Cross River', 'CRUTECH, no better lecture hall'.
CRUTECH Students Union president, Mr Ekong Eka, accused the state government of neglecting students of the university, adding that, two months ago, some groups of people came to the school to tell them that government wanted to pay them bursary
Source:i paid bribe nija

Monday, 30 July 2012

Pictures:Fans Mob Odun Adekola @ Ilesha

Can Anyone "Carry" Dame J Like This?

OVERSKILL!...Man hides 15,652 USD in oven, Wife accidentally ‘cooks the cash’

One man probably has learned a costly lesson about where he hides his cash.
The unidentified man from Sydney, Australia, sold his car last weekend. The $15,000 (approximately $15,652 in U.S. dollars) in proceeds was earmarked for his mortgage payment and other bills, according to Australian media. Opting not to squirrel away the loot in a mattress or bury it in his backyard, he decided to hide it his oven, which rarely gets used.
Bad move: Turns out, his wife decided to use the oven that day, preheating it for chicken nuggets and, yes, cooked the cash.
“It was everything I had,” he told the news station. “I’ve got nothing to my name. That money was supposed to go towards my mortgage.”
His wife was equally distraught and, reportedly, could not stop crying when telling her husband after she discovered what happened: The cash was baked into a colorful burnt mess.
The man reached out to his lender and the Reserve Bank of Australia for help.
The Reserve Bank advises people to take damaged currency to a bank. According to the Reserve Bank policy, “if several pieces of the same banknote are presented, the Reserve Bank’s policy is for each piece to be worth a share of the value in proportion to its size… The combined value paid should be the face value of the original banknote.”
source; liveofofo

Friday, 20 July 2012

Soldiers Go Wild In Lagos After Fashola’s ‘Humiliation’ Of Colonel

Irate soldiers during the attack on taskforce officials in Lagos, yesterday.
Soldiers went wild yesterday and attacked officers of the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit at Yaba area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
This might not be unconnected with the ‘humiliation’ of an Army Colonel by Governor Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday for driving on BRT lane.
The soldiers attacked the taskforce officials with bottles and stones and used knife to puncture two tyres of the Black Maria used in conveying offenders.
Trouble started on Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba close to an Army barracks when the taskforce officials, who were on patrol to ensure smooth flow of traffic, spotted a commuter bus parked in the middle of the road and obstructing traffic.
The tasforce officials were said to have  accosted the driver but a soldier who was sitting in the bus collected the key from the driver to prevent the taskforce officials from taking the bus away.
The soldier was said to have called for reinforcement from the 81 Division barracks and within minutes, several soldiers trooped out from the barracks and began to haul stones and other dangerous missiles at the taskforce officials.
Some of the soldiers were said to be making unsavoury remarks about the governor for daring to arrest and humiliate an Army Colonel on Tuesday and decided to vent their anger on the taskforce officials.
As the situation worsened, the taskforce also called for a reinforcement.
It was in the heat of the clash that the tyres of the Black Maria were torn with knife and deflated.
An eye witness said a top military officer, a Lieutenant, allegedly ordered his boys to abduct some of the taskforce officials and take them to the barracks.
Calm was restored when a senior taskforce official intervened and asked his boys to beat a retreat.
Taskforce Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman confirmed the attack on his men and described it as an affront on the state government for soldiers to vandalise government vehicle.
He said it was wrong for soldiers to attack taskforce officials on legitimate duty with stones and other dangerous weapons

Thursday, 19 July 2012

@ 23, Wizkid Set To Change Name...

Its your boy Wizkid! We can tell u exclusively that Wizkid who turned 23 two days ago is set to drop the "kid" toga in his identity. According to his tweet; “Wiz dropping the kid”.
Wizkid first rose to fame few years ago when he released his first single, ‘Holla at your boy’ then as a teenager. He is one of Nigeria’s A-list music artistes. He was recently signed into Akon’s Konvict Music alongside P-Square.
With this hint, Wizkid is indicating that he is no more a kid but an adult. Some months ago, he was reported to be in a fatherhood mess with a Ghanaian university undergraduate lady.

Goldie Is Back!

After her eviction from the Big Brother House,Nigeria's representative Goldie arrived Nigeria last night into the waiting arms of her friend and mentor Denrele and her record label boss,Keke Ogungbe of the Kennis Music fame.

Monday, 16 July 2012

We waited an hour before towing Gawat’s vehicle –LASTMA

The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Mr. Babatunde Edu, has said LASTMA officials waited for over an hour before towing the vehicle of the missing television presenter, Alhaji Razaq Gawat, on Eko Bridge on Tuesday.
Gawat, who was last seen on Tuesday, was declared missing by the Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday.
The LASTMA GM in a statement on Sunday said the vehicle, a 4RUNNER black Toyota SUV with number plate RE 77 AAA was found on the Eko Bridge around 11:45pm on Tuesday by his men led by the Zonal head, Mr. Akinpelu Ayuba.
He said the LASTMA officials were conducting regular safety checks on the bridge in order to ensure that there were no abandoned or broken down vehicles on it.
Edu said, “The vehicle was parked very close to the kerb with no visible sign of hit from other motorists except that its hazard light was on and the four doors were locked.
“The thinking of the officials at the time was that the occupant(s) had run out of fuel and had gone to source for same or in dire need of assistance. The dedicated officers in order to ensure the safety of the occupant(s) and also render assistance if need be, formed a search group to look out for the owner of the vehicle.
“The search went on for over one hour with no trace of the owner. In order to guide against stealing of the vehicle and to ensure that on coming vehicles and other road users did not run into it, the black jeep was towed into in the early hour of Wednesday to the Olowu Zone of the agency’s office on Lagos Island.”
He said the zone’s base officer, Mrs. Ganiat Ijaoba, while conducting routine checks on all impounded vehicles on Wednesday, discovered through the side glass that the vehicle’s passenger seat had some religious books and materials such as Qurans and complimentary cards that had Gawat Communications written on them scattered in the vehicle.
Edu said one of Gawat’s relatives, who is also an official of the agency, identified the vehicle as that of the presenter and he was asked to contact the family.
The LASTMA boss said Gawat’s wife, Fatimat, and three other men came to the agency’s office and were later joined by the Divisional Police Officer of Adeniji Central Police Station, Mr. Monday Agbonnika, in company with some policemen on Wednesday to take a look at the vehicle.
He added that after several unsuccessful attempts to open the vehicle with a spare key brought by members of Gawat’s family, the presenter’s son, Jubril, invited a panel beater who forcibly opened it.
The LASTMA boss said Fatimat entered the jeep to look for some documents which were observed to be missing together with her husband’s phone.
The team, comprising the presenter’s wife, other members of his family, LASTMA officials and the police later visited the scene where the vehicle was initially towed.
“A letter demanding for the release of the victim vehicle was written by the police so as to further help them in their investigations and this was obliged and the jeep was taken away by the police,” Edu said.
Meanwhile, a professor at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Is-haq Akintola, has described as baseless, unfounded and malicious, the rumours making the round that he found Gawat in Ibadan, Oyo State and brought him to Lagos on Friday.
Is-haq, who observed that such rumours would only create unnecessary tension, said he was at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, on official assignment on Thursday and Friday.
Also, Markaz Islamic and Arabic Institute, Lagos, on Friday organised a prayer for the safe return of the presenter.
During the prayer, which was led by Sheik Yaqub Al-Ilory, the cleric advised Gawat’s family to put their faith in God and urged security agents to find him.

Wild Jubilation In Benin As Oshiomhole Wins Election

Jubilant residents of Benin on Sunday took to the streets celebrating the re-election of Adams Oshiomhole as Governor of Edo State.
Oshiomhole received the nod for his second term in office by polling 477,478 votes to beat his closest rival, Maj.-Gen Charles Airhiavbere (retd.) of the Peoples Democratic Party who garnered 144,235 votes in Saturday’s election in the State.
The residents defied the downpour and danced round the city in long convoy of vehicles. Many jubilant youths rode on top of cars and buses and held aloft brooms, the symbol of Oshiomhole’s Action Congress of Nigeria.
Some of the youth performed stunts and chanted “Oshio Baba,” and “Osho Baba,” continuously.
The re-elected governor later joined the crowd at the city centre to move round Ring Road, Sapele Road, Ogbelaka Street and Sakponba Road in the capital city.
Before 8 .30am, traffic had almost come to a halt within the city. Commercial motorcyclists, bus and taxi drivers, artisans and traders had all taken hold of brooms which they waved rhythmically as they danced round town.
Elated young men and women gave each other handshakes and shared drinks as they celebrated.
Before Oshimhole joined the celebration dance, the crowd had defied gun-toting security personnel to congregate at the gate of the governor’s residence.
Few minutes after the celebration kicked off, following gunshots within the Government Reservation Area to signal victory, rain began. But rather than bowing to the downpour, the jubilant crowd became more ecstatic. And more people—both the old and the young—joined the victory party.
“Our mumu don do. Comrade is back and better. Yes, I voted yesterday and I voted for the comrade governor. Edo is in good hands,” one of the celebrants, Omo Ojeifo, told one of our correspondents.
Addressing the supporters, Oshiomhole, who described his victory as a true reflection of people’s wish, said he would bring development to every part of the state.
He said, “God has blessed our project. It is finished. Now is the time to give thanks to God, that today, a Holy Sunday, the people of Edo State have spoken across Edo South, across Edo Central, across Edo North. Our people are united by a common desire to build a new Edo State; to consolidate on our projects and together to take Edo State to the next level.
“I thank you for standing on your feet. On our feet, we shall fight for freedom; we shall never go on our knees. You young ones must remember that this fight was and is for your tomorrow. It’s for your freedom, your right to choose who governs you. We must make a statement that election riggers are out of business. What we owe is to sustain the development programmes.”
The governor also briefed journalists after attending a thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Sunday in Benin. He said the outcome of the poll had shown that Edo people were one and a united people.
He said, “The election has dealt with ethnic considerations in conducting elections in Edo State. Edo people have shown that merit will now determine the winner of elections. Edo people have shown that their vote is not for sale. Never again will anyone who is not the choice of the people be declared winner of any election.
 “The vote has helped my task to unite the people of Edo State. Edo is not an artificial wall. All of us come from Benin. All of us accept that Oba of Benin, Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, is our father and we recognise it.”
The governor said he would go straight to work, having passed the period of apprenticeship during his first tenure.
 “We will transform Edo State to a level that the forces of darkness will no longer take over power in Edo State,” he declared.
He said he was extending his hand of friendship to his opponents, whose commitment to the development of Edo State spurred them in the first place into the contest.
 “I promise to extend goodwill and the benefit to all our people without any form of discrimination. They should work with me. There is enough space for all of us,” he said.
Oshiomhole praised the Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Kassim Gaidam, who he said, “demonstrated an uncommon quality of leadership and service to his fatherland” and had proved that there could be credible people in the Independent National Electoral Commission.
But he called for the resignation of the INEC National Commissioner in charge of the South-South, Dr. Ishmael Igbani, who he accused of creating the hiccups that allegedly delayed polling in Oredo Local Government Area on Saturday.
He said having presided over elections that were annulled by the court, Igbani, who was also a national commissioner during the days of Prof. Maurice Iwu at INEC Chairman, had no business organising elections anymore in Nigeria.
He also called on the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to investigate how some ballot papers got into the hands of “one of the political parties that had become notorious for election rigging.”
He also showed his appreciation to the National Youth Service Corps members, students, the military, the police and all other security agencies that participated in the election.
He said the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police on Saturday defended the right of Edo people to have their say in who governed them.
But the governor said he was moved by the news of the death of three policemen and one INEC ad hoc staff, in a boat accident while taking election materials to a voting centre in Ologbo, Ikpoba/Okha Local Government Area.
“The Edo State Government will support their families financially and otherwise so that they will not lack,” he said.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

FUTA Students Protest Over Death Of Union President In Road Accident

The sleepy town of Akure was rudely kept on its feet this morning when students of Federal University of Technology Akure took to the streets blocking major roads and making life miserable for motorists over the death of their newly elected union leader,Dapo Awopegba,a 300level student of the Department of Animal Production Health,he was the former General Secretary of the Department before his election as Students Union President.
His death brings to 2,Student Union Presidents that lost their lives as reported early this morning.


Student Union government
presidents of Adeyemi College of Education
Ondo (ACE) and Federal University
Technology Akure, including School of
Nursing student were involved in a ghastly
motor accident along Abuja-Akure road.

This has claimed the life of the SUG president of
Adeyemi college of Education Ondo.

According to NANS spokesperson Fayemiro
Olawesco, "NANS officials and some
stakeholders had an accident on their way back to
Akure......And only One person died[Abiodun SUG president of Adeyemi, Abiodun Akintola
Akindojutimi] other's were seriously injured
and they are receiving treatment at the FMC
OWO ....I was also with them yesterday..." He
said via an a social website facebook when he
posted a comment on a past president Ayo
Ologun's facebook page wall.

It has generated lots of controversial stories among
the students.

It should be noted that, the institution is on indefinite strike due to the
riot that occurred at Adeyemi college of
Education Ondo, that led to damaging of
school property by students of the institute
during their demonstration.

May the gentle soul of the comrade rest in peace. And we pray
for quick recovery of the rest of the victims.

The Union Presidents were returning from an award ceremony as guests of Ondo Governor,Olusegun Mimiko.
FUTA students during their protest today insist that the Governor should come out publicly to mourn with them. 

Confusion In Edo Election As Voters Names Are Missing ...Oshiomole Promises Violent Resistance

 The on going Edo State Governorship election is not going on smoothly despite INEC's assurance that all will go well. Information made available to us by election monitors show that most voting polls did not get the required voting materials on time,in some areas several eligible voters were shocked to find out that their names are not on the voters list a situation that have made some of them restive.
Edo Governor Adams Oshiomole told reporters that Edo people will resist any attempt to restrict people from excercising their voting right.

Picture Shows Edo Gov Adams Oshiomole at the accreditation centre this morning.

Fashola Blows Hot! Pass "One Way" Get Jailed For 3 Years

Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law to repeal and re-enact the road traffic law and to make provisions for road traffic and vehicle inspection in Lagos into law for Governor Babatunde Fashola’s assent.
The new amended traffic law which was passed last Thursday, stipulates that driving in a direction prohibited by the road traffic law, that is driving against traffic, popularly known as one way driving now attracts a 3-year jail term, while a first offender gets one year term and the vehicle forfeited to the state government.
Also, bullion vans are not exempted from the law as any bullion van driven in a direction prohibited by the road traffic law will be forfeited, while abandoned vehicle on highway will be fined N50,000.00 or  three years imprisonment, or both fine and imprisonment.
The bill which emanated from the executive arm is aimed at regulating vehicular movement and to impose sanctions on any erring vehicle operator in the state.
Lawmakers had carefully examined the bill in June during a public hearing where all stakeholders were invited and their input and memoranda were considered at the committee stage.
According to schedule (1) section (2) of traffic offences and penalties it stated that riding a motor-cycle against traffic and riding on the kerb, median or road setbacks, 1st time offender will attract N20,000.00, subsequent offender N30,000.00 or the rider’s motor-cycle will be impounded.
Smoking while driving will attract N20,000.00, failure to give way to traffic on the left at a roundabout N20,000.00, disobeying traffic control will be N20,000.00 violation of route by commercial vehicles will attract N20,000.00. Riding motor-cycle without crash helmet for rider and passenger will attract N20,000: 00 or 3years imprisonment or both.
The law also prohibited under aged person, under 18yrs old, riding a motorcycle with fine of N20,000.00.
Operating a motor-cycle in a restricted area on or prohibited route will be fined N20,000.00 or his motor-cycle impounded.
In schedule II, section (4) or prohibited route for motorcycle and tricycle on major highways in Lagos. The highways are Lagos Ibadan expressway, Apapa Oshodi, Oworonshoki, Lagos Ikorodu, Lagos-Abeokuta, Babangida Boulevarde way, others are Eti-Osa Lekki Epe expressway, Funsho Williams Avenue, Agege motor road and Eti-Osa Lekki coastal road.
Section (4) of the bill stipulates vehicle inspection offences and penalties which includes driving without valid driver’s license. Such offender would have his vehicle impounded. Learner driver without permit will attract N20,000.00, driving with fake number plate 1st offender N20,000.00 and 6 months imprisonment or both. Fashola is expected to sign the bill into law soon.

MIMIKO AWARD:Only 1 Student Union President Died- NANS PRO


Student Union government
presidents of Adeyemi College of Education
Ondo (ACE) and Federal University
Technology Akure, including School of
Nursing student were involved in a ghastly
motor accident along Abuja-Akure road.

has claimed the life of the SUG president of
Adeyemi college of Education ondo.

According to NANS spokesperson Fayemiro
Olawesco, "NANS officials and some
stakeholders had an accident on their way back to
Akure......And only One person died[Abiodun SUG president of Adeyemi, Abiodun Akintola
Akindojutimi] other's were seriously injured
and they are receiving treatment at the FMC
OWO ....I was also with them yesterday..." He
said via an a social website facebook when he
posted a comment on a past president Ayo
Ologun's facebook page wall.

It has
generated lots of controversial stories among
the students.

It should be noted that, the
institution is on indefinite strike due to the
riot that occurred at Adeyemi college of
Education Ondo, that led to damaging of
school property by students of the institute
during their demonstration.

May the gentle
soul of the comrade rest in peace. And we pray
for quick recovery of the rest of the victims.


I Am Not Sleeping With Funke Akindele's Husband- Liz Anjorin

Pretty Yoruba actress, Lizzy Anjorin has denied report that she’s dating Funke Akindele’s husband, Kehinde Oloyede.
She described the allegation as “malicious and unfounded, threatening however, to take a legal action against the publications that reported the story.
The media and the internet were two weeks ago  awash with report that Liz Anjorin is going out with Funke’s hubby.

*Kehinde, Funke and Liz
Reacting to the report during the week, Anjorin who recently opened a one-stop supermarket at Ogba , Lagos, expressed shock that her foes could fabricate stories just to tarnish her image. “ This is surprising and I wonder why people won’t leave me alone to do my thing quietly. I don’t know Funke’s husband and have  never come near him anywhere.  I was not at their  recent wedding and  I don’t have his Gsm number neither do I have him on my bbm.”
“I will surely take legal action against the publications. Enough is Enough I want to be left alone, I can’t work so hard to earn a living and people won’t leave me alone. Rather, they keep spreading rumours about me that are not true.
source: Vanguard

Check Out This Fraud List......

Africans being processed for fraud in Minnesota, USA

African Outlook news desk has in its possession a long list of Nigerians and other West Africans currently being processed in the state of Minnesota, USA  for fraud related charges. Below are the names and the status of their charges:

Adetokunbo Olubunmi Adejumo : On July 26, 2011,  Adejumo, age 34, a Nigerian, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting bank fraud and one count of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. He faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years on the bank fraud charge and a consecutive mandatory minimum penalty of two years on the aggravated identity theft charge.
Olugbenga Temidayo Adeniran:  Age 35, was convicted of one count of bank fraud conspiracy, four counts of bank fraud, and four counts of aggravated identity

Borode Ayinde Akinropo On June 7, 2011 Akinropo, Nigerian pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. Akinropo was charged on March 30, 2011. For his crimes, he faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years for bank fraud and a consecutive mandatory minimum penalty of two years for aggravated identity theft.

Charles Amankwah AkuffoGhanaian fugitive was charged with one count
of bank fraud conspiracy, three counts of bank fraud, and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

Michael Kweku Asibu: On December 14, 2011, Michael Kweku Asibu pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was charged on November 23, 2011. Asibu faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years for bank fraud and a consecutive mandatory minimum penalty of two years for aggravated identity theft.

Angelo Banks: On December 1, 2011, Banks, age 48, of Minneapolis, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.   

Jaime Jean Brynteson:  On March 1, 2011, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. She was charged on February 16, 2011. For her crimes, Brynteson faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years in prison on the bank fraud charge and a consecutive mandatory two-year minimum penalty on the charge of aggravated identity theft.

Angela Kay Grigsby:  On January 24, 2011,  pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. She was charged on January 12, 2011. She faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on the charge of bank fraud and a consecutive mandatory two-year minimum penalty on the charge of aggravated identity theft.

Oladipo Sowunmi Coker:  Nigerian fugitive was charged with one count of bank fraud conspiracy, 11 counts of bank fraud, seven counts of mail fraud, six counts of aggravated identity theft, and one count of money laundering conspiracy

Fata Leeta Sarnor David: Age 39, was acquitted of all charges. She had been charged with one count of bank fraud conspiracy, two counts of bank fraud, and two counts of aggravated identity theft.

Charles Tubman Dwamina: A Liberian pleaded guilty On January 6, 2012, to one count of aiding and abetting bank fraud. For his crime, he faces a potential maximum
penalty of 30 years.

Jonathan Sie Earley: Age 49, and a Liberian national pleaded guilty on June 14, 2011 to one count of aiding and abetting bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. He faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years on the bank fraud charge and a consecutive mandatory minimum penalty of two years on the aggravated identity theft charge

Chidi David Egbujor  On March 24, 2011, Egbujor pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was indicted on January 11, 2011. He faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years for bank fraud and a consecutive mandatory minimum penalty of two years for aggravated identity theft.

Okechukwu Emmanuel Jidoefor : On February 12, 2012, Okwuchukwu Emmanuel Jidoefor, of Fridley, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting bank fraud. He was charged on December 30, 2011. For his crime, Jidoefor faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years

Robert Demetrius Johnson: Pleaded guilty On November 6, 2009, and was  sentenced to time served and five years of probation on one count of bank fraud conspiracy.

Kabaso Manda: Pleaded guilty on October 28, 2010, to one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of access device fraud. He was charged on October 1, 2010. For his crimes, Manda faces a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the charge of access device fraud and a consecutive mandatory two-year minimum penalty on the aggravated identity theft charge.

Aiesha Matthews: Pleaded guilty on September 8, 2011 and was sentenced to five years of probation on one count of wire fraud.

Atina Marie Nelson: Pleaded guilty on June 30, 2011, to one count of bank fraud. She
was charged on June 3, 2011. Nelson faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years.

Jude Obira Okafor: On December 19, 2011, Jude a Nigerian, age 45, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting bank fraud. He faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years.

Julian Okeayainneh:  A 43-year old Nigerian who was based in Colton, California, was convicted of one count of bank fraud conspiracy, 11 counts of bank fraud, six counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, four counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of money laundering conspiracy, and one count of trafficking in false authentication

Oluwaleye Matthew Oluwatula: On October 10, 2010, Oluwatula pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. He was charged on July 30, 2010. For his crime, Oluwatula faces a consecutive mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison for aggravated identity theft and a potential maximum sentence of 30 years for mortgage fraud.

Golden Osagiede: On December 1, 2011, Golden Osagiede, age 41, of Brooklyn Park, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Nana Bempah Osei-Tutu: Age 36, was acquitted by the jury.  The Ghanaian banker had been charged with one count of bank fraud conspiracy, two counts of bank fraud, and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

Iwabi Oyenowo:  On August 3, 2011, Iwabi Oyenowo pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. He faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and up to 20 years for conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Jose Caballero Pinelo: Pleaded guilty on November 19, 2010, and was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on one count of possession of document making implements.

Roland Pour: On February 4, 2010, was sentenced to 25 months in federal prison on one count of false claims.

Sundayga Dexter Roberts: Age 48, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting bank fraud and one count of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. For his crimes, Roberts faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years on the bank fraud charge and a consecutive mandatory minimum penalty of two years on the aggravated identity theft charge.

Fawsiyo Hassan Farah: Age 43,  pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting bank fraud and one count of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. She was charged in a superseding indictment on June 7, 2011. She faces a potential maximum penalty of 30 years for bank fraud and a consecutive mandatory minimum penalty of two years for aggravated identity theft.

Betty White: Fugitive was charged with one count of bank fraud conspiracy, five counts of bank fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft.
source: African Outlook

Missing NTA Presenter's Children Insist, "Daddy Is Still Missing"

Children  of Alhaji Gawat have debunked the reports going round that their father who is missing in the last 3days have returned home. In a broadcast message,they confirmed that their father is still missing and Nigerians should please pray for his save return home to them.
"Please let's keep praying.... It was all hearsay aided by the media, so far we have investigated and there's been no confirmation of his being found.... :( thank u all 4 all d love, but please for our sake, show it more in the presence of God with your prayers...
May u never experience this...."

Signed Jubril Gawat.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Mid-year review: How Nigerian top acts fared

 by Adeshina Oyetayo 

Midway into the year 2012, and despite the turbulence and unrest that kick-started the year, it has been an eventful first half for some of Nigeria’s top acts. While some have gone on to more glories, consolidating on their previous successes and opening new frontiers in their careers, some have been perplexingly stagnated and unsure which way to turn. E-Punch reviews how these top acts have fared so far in the past six months.
2FACE IDIBIA – Effortless heartthrob and best selling contemporary Nigerian act, 2face Idibia, has had a blistering first half of 2012, maintaining his winning streak and further outpacing his contemporaries. With an acknowledged vocal prowess and talent that can light up the national grid, Tuface started the year on a positive note, shocking friends, fans and ‘baby mamas’ by proposing to his long-suffering partner, Annie Macaulay on Valentine’s Day. The couple went on to legitimise their over a decade whirlwind romance on May 2nd. An elaborate wedding is planned for later in the year. Two days before the registry wedding, precisely on April 30th, 2face had staged a successful solo concert tagged ‘Buckwyld and Breathless’ to launch his new album Away and Beyond at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. As of now, the album is not on the lips of many; neither is it a force on the charts, but those who have followed the favoured singer’s career know that it is only a matter of time before sales pick up. In the period under review, high fee paying demand for 2face has shored up enviably.

P-SQUARE – A few days to the end of 2011, Senegalese-American singer-songwriter and label owner confirmed that he had signed pop twins, P-Square, to his Konvict Music label. The news was greeted with a lot of cheers by fans of the Okoye brothers. Weeks later, Akon is featured on the remix of P-Square’s Chop My Money song with an accompanying video shot on locations in the United States. In May, P-Square went on to sign a peerless distribution deal with Universal Music SA, a division of the Universal Music Group, the parent company of Akon’s label which is also reputed to be one of the big four record companies in the world. The outfit will distribute P-Square’s records, present and past in their own market straddling southern Africa and environs. Shortly afterwards, the remix and video of Beautiful Onyinye, featuring bulky and bearded American rapper, Rick Ross was released confirming the famous and favoured twins’ boundary-shoving relentlessness. It would be recalled also that they played host to Akon in their Squareville, Omole, Lagos mansion in May.

D’BANJ – Kokomaster, D’banj, has had one of the most sensational first half of a year by any Nigerian artiste. No week passed without him being in the news. From his absence at the Occupy Nigeria protest in January, his morbid silence at a time when his then collaborator, Don Jazzy, stated emphatically that he regretted voting Goodluck Jonathan as president, to his infamous interview with Sahara Reporters and his acrimonious fallout with Don Jazzy, leading to the dissolution of their successful label, Mo’Hits, D’banj was a constant feature in the traditional and online media. The story of the former partners’ splitting has been well documented. This has however not made D’banj lose traction as he continues in his dogged determination to break into the international market. Signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, with the multiple Grammy Awards-winning rapper appearing in his Oliver twist video, D’banj has been riding an impressive wave of popularity in the United Kingdom especially where Oliver Twist has become a smash hit and anthem of sort. To underscore the popularity of the song, England and Manchester United ace defender, Rio Ferdinand, recently confessed his love for the song. The 32-year-old, who now shuttles between the US, having bought a home in Atlanta; London and Nigeria, is building a new posse including his younger brother, K-Switch; rapper, Ikechukwu; and hype man, Special ED.

TIMAYA – The first half of 2012 must have been so good to dancehall star, Timaya, that it would compare only to his breakthrough year, 2007; the year he moved from sheer obscurity to enviable prosperity and popularity. He began the year on a good note, releasing in February the collaborative album of his Dem Mama Soldiers entitled Long Life and Prosperity; and then embarking on a month-long tour of the United States during which he bought a Bentley Continental GT Coupe estimated at N31m. On arrival, the Niger Delta music ambassador dropped two infectious and poppy singles, Shake your Bum Bum and Sexy Ladies. So well were the songs accepted that he was railroaded into quickly rounding off work on his fourth album, Upgrade, by his marketer, Ahbu Ventures. Even before Timaya satisfactorily finished work on the album, it had already been released all over Nigeria. The Egberi Papa as Timaya is fondly called is now a father of a baby girl by his girlfriend of about two years, Barbara. Now back to winning ways with the acceptance of his latest album, Timaya, last June, shaved off his dreadlocks to underscore his resolve to create a new image and niche for his career.

INYANYA – When the curtain is drawn on year 2012, Inyanya would rank very high as one of the biggest success stories of the year. Winner of the Project Fame West Africa 2008, Inyanya’s fame seemed transient as all efforts to break into the big league fell flat. He released an album that never quite left the shelf. He laboured and longed for substantive stardom post-PFWA. Inyanya’s big break tarried till 2012 when the single, Kukere, went viral, literally on radio and dance floors. The infectious danceability of the song made up for the blandness of its video. For the first time since 2008, the artiste who hails from Cross River State had music fans across the continent dancing on his canvass. So well has the song done that Inyanya has joined the league of Range Rover-cruising artiste and reportedly moved into an apartment in Lekki; all within six months.

WIZKID – Continuing from where he left off last year, Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun hit the ground running in 2012. With stellar collaborations, some singles, an EME all-star album and the announcement of his deal with Akon’s Konvict Music, the young pop star can only wish for more successes in the years ahead. Apart from netting a lucrative endorsement deal with Pepsi, alongside Tiwa Savage, Wizkid also emerged joint winner of the Best International Act (Africa) at the BET Awards held in Los Angeles, with Ghanaian sensation, Sarkodie.

Fresh Trouble For Farouk Over Otedola's Bribe

Jagaba threatens to sue Lawan for blackmail

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Drugs/Narcotics and Financial Crimes, Mr. Adams Jagaba, on Thursday threatened to sue Mr. Farouk Lawan for “blackmail” over the raging $620,000 bribery allegation.
The lawmaker from Kaduna State addressed journalists shortly after the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges quizzed him over the bribery allegation.
He said, “I cannot and shall never be involved in an individualistic act that runs antithetical to national interest.
“Lawan should stop this blackmail forthwith or else, I will have no option but to take the appropriate legal action against him and to seek compensation befitting my status.
“Enough is enough.”
Lawan had admitted receiving the bribe money from oil businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola.
He claimed that he planned to expose Otedola, who wanted his firm, Zenon Oil and Gas Limited, de-listed from the list of firms indicted by the fuel subsidy probe report.
Lawan chaired the Ad hoc Committee on Monitoring of the Subsidy Regime, which investigated the fuel subsidy scheme in April.
According to Lawan, after receiving the money, he reported the issue to Jagaba in writing and attached $500,000 to the letter he handed over to him.
However, Jagaba has consistently denied receiving any letter or money from Lawan.
He said because Lawan had been “rattled” and “confused” by the scandal, he wrote a letter at 3.47am but “forgot to deliver the letter to the intended recipient (Jagaba)”.
Jagaba said Lawan “chose to give it to a newspaper reporter and the Police Special Task Force” instead.
On Thursday, he stated that the first time he saw the letter was in a publication by the Leadership of June 14.
Jagaba confirmed that he was a guest of the police for two hours on the said date and gave his “own side of the story on the bribery scandal investigation”.
He also said on July 11 the STF arranged a meeting between him and Lawan between 3pm and 4pm.
He said, “In his opening remarks, (Lawan) stated that he reported the matter to me because of my position as the Chairman, House Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes and not because I was involved in the bribery saga.
“He also told the police that he involved me in the matter because he thinks that that would enhance his case in court.
“We faced each other before the STF. I then put the question: ‘Hon. Farouk, did you give me $500,000 or any money for that matter?’
“This was a question the outspoken Farouk could not answer. He kept mum till I left.”
Jagaba, who praised the STF for treating him “professionally”, also confirmed that he appeared before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges on Thursday.
As already reported exclusively by The PUNCH, the panel, which is headed by Mr. Gambo Lawan, quizzed Jagaba on the matter.
He admitted telling the panel that “I have no knowledge of such transactions and I am not in custody of any money or any other exhibit given to me by Farouk or any other person.”

Coroner threatens to arrest Dana Air managers

A Lagos State Coroner sitting in Abule Egba, Mr. Oyetade Komolafe, on Thursday threatened to arrest Dana Air management officials for their continued absence from the proceedings of the inquest into the June 3 air crash in the state.

Dana is the owner of the MD-83 plane which crashed into houses in Iju Ishaga, Lagos, killing all the 153 persons on board and about 10 residents.
Oyetade said absence of Dana’s representatives from the proceedings had no basis as the court Sheriff had visited their office “severally” to serve them the summons.
He added that a publication had also been made by the state judiciary to put everyone concerned on notice.
Thursday’s sitting was the second in the inquest into the crash yet the company failed to send representatives to any of the proceedings.
Oyetade, while lamenting Dana’s absence at the proceedings, said, “The Sheriff has been to their office severally.
“Let me remind you, and I think they should be informed, that the Coroner Law gives the Coroner the power to order the arrest of anyone that is summoned and does not comply.
“A publication has also been made, so they can’t say they are not aware.”
Representing Falana & Falana law firm at the first proceedings on June 27, Mrs. Funmi Falana, complained to the Coroner that earlier attempt to serve the summons notice on Dana Air failed as the company was said to have refused service of the paper in their Lagos office.
Among those summoned and were represented at the proceedings on Thursday were the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Fire Services, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, National Airspace Management Agency and Deputy Commissioner of Police in Panti.
Also represented were some oil marketing firms – Cleanserve Oil, Sahara Oil, MRS Oil Nigeria and Total.
Two individuals, Captain Tito Omaghomi, who said he had flown aeroplane for 35 years, and Dafe Sama, who said he missed the ill-fated Dana plane by an hour, also informed the Coroner of their willingness to testify to assist the inquest.
Komolafe reiterated that the exercise was to find out facts based on the allegation in Falana Chambers’ request for the inquest that the plane which was involved in the crash was allowed to fly despite being faulty.
He adjourned till July 23, directing that all parties who wished to give evidence through written depositions to do so and serve same on all the 24 parties whose names and addresses were taken during the proceedings.

Shehu of Borno, Deputy Governor escape bomb explosion

It was a race for life today as the Shehu of Borno,the Borno State deputy Governor who were suspected targets of Boko Haram stikers as a bomb explode while Jumat service was on. Head count revealed that 5 worshipers had their lives terminated among  several other casualties.