Saturday, August 27

PUBLIC DISGRACE! Two Police Officers Shamefully Fight Dirty in Public (Watch Video)

PUBLIC DISGRACE! Two Police Officers Shamefully Fight Dirty in Public (Watch Video)

Two police officers have left people in great shock as they disgraced themselves in public while fighting.

In a bizarre fight, two Indian police officers have shamefully disgraced themselves by fighting dirty in public using sticks.

The two who refused to be separated used the long sticks to brutally hit each other after a disagreement. The duo were left bloodied and in pain after the embarrassing fiasco.

The video has since gone viral.

Watch video below:

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OAP Freeze Reportedly Fired From Cool FM

OAP Freeze Reportedly Fired From Cool FM

Popular on air personality Ifedayo Olarinde, better known as Freeze, has been reportedly fired by Cool FM.

Although we are yet to confirm if the OAP has truly being fired but according to Miss petite Nigeria, following his last controversial post where he shared a photo cuddling Basketmouth's wife whom he referred to as an old family friend the OAP has been asked by Cool FM management to leave.

Basketmouth who didn't react publicly was reportedly instrumental to his sack and at the moment, Freeze is begging his employers to reconsider.

He has since deleted the post about Basketmouth's wife as well.
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My defection to APC not for political appointment – Oyinlola

My defection to APC not for political appointment – Oyinlola

Former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has disclosed how he was governor for about 10 years, stressing that he did not dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in search of political appointment.

Speaking when he featured on Frank Talk, a radio programme, aired by Rave FM, Osogbo on Friday, the ex-governor said, “I told my followers that I was not moving to the APC for political appointments.

“God has been so good to me. I was a governor for about 10 years of my life. How many Nigerians have been governors in two states? I was governor for two and a half years in Lagos. I spent about seven and a half years as a governor in Osun.”

The former national secretary of the PDP went on to reveal how former President, Goodluck Jonathan and some party leaders from the state ensured he did not return to the office even after the Court of Appeal ruled that he was validly elected to occupy the office.

He stated that the then President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, former chairman Adamu Muazu and Chief Tony Anenih talked to Jonathan to allow him to return to his office but Jonathan remained adamant.
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Why there is no major presence of Igbos in Buhari’s government – Nwodo

Why there is no major presence of Igbos in Buhari’s government – Nwodo

A former governor of Enugu state, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, who was once the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given reason why the Igbo nation seems to be excluded in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, explaining that it is because the President is not a politician.

He pointed out that Buhari, who had his entire training in the army, does not see things the way politicians perceive issues, else he would have cared more for an area where he was not popular in order to harvest votes next time there is an election there.

Speaking in an interview with Vanguard, the former PDP chairman said, “The President himself is not a politician, his entire training has been in the military so he doesn’t see things the way we politicians see them.

If I lose an election in any part of my constituency my strategy is to make sure that next time around I would win in that constituency and that is by reaching out to the people and convincing them that they were wrong for not voting me and that I can take care of them more than anybody else.

“That doesn’t mean that I will ignore those that voted for me but I need to get those people who didn’t vote for me more in order to convince them to vote for me the next time, so I think that is the basic problem we have in this scenario.

“The President hasn’t been able to let go that he didn’t harvest votes from South East and South South and that being the case he has more or less marginalised them from his government.

I believe that government needs to change its strategy completely and its approach to issues affecting South East and South South.

“The President has to understand that if you win an election, you become the President of everybody and not just those that voted you,” Nwodo added.
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How we rob our victims – Okada rider

How we rob our victims – Okada rider

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP, Fatai Owoseni, on Friday paraded 17 robbers who specialised in robbing Lagos residents on motorcycles.

The CP said the suspects, including a 20-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Oluwole Sunday, were arrested a week ago, revealing that some of the robbers concentrated on people leaving banks with the hope that any bag they held must have money in it.

Owoseni said, “The police impounded a motorcycle used by one of the suspects that had been modified for increased speed. During the operations that led to the arrest of the suspects, two of them engaged the police in a shootout and they were killed in the process.”

Sunday confessed he met his accomplice, 18-year-old Ahmed Musa in a relaxation centre and introduced himself as an okada rider.

The father of one said, “We started making plans but first, we needed a gun which we didn’t have. When we brought up the issue of a gun, we spoke with another friend we met at the same joint, Michael, and he said he could get us a gun.

He took us to a bathroom in his father’s house. The gun was hidden in a hole in the bathroom.

“The first time we went on an operation together, we were able to operate successfully that day on my motorcycle. We robbed many people. I was given N10, 000. This last operation, I was promised N20, 000 which is double the normal amount.

I did not know that would be the day we would be caught. We had not even robbed anybody that day when we were arrested at Shasha in Egbeda,” the Abeokuta, Ogun State indigene added.

His accomplice, Musa, an Ilorin, Kwara State indigene, said he had just finished his apprenticeship as a generator repairer last year and he realised there was no way he could afford to buy equipment to set up a shop.

Musa said, “Hunger pushed me into robbery. I thought to myself that it is either I do this thing or I die of hunger. I stopped school at Senior Secondary One and my trade has not produced any money.

“We planned to target women bags and jewelries mostly the day we were arrested. I am not happy about becoming a robber. My family does not know what has happened to me.

I was responsible for snatching bags and jewelries anytime we went out for operations.”
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$40bn spent on Niger Delta in 12 years without result – Kachikwu

$40bn spent on Niger Delta in 12 years without result – Kachikwu

Dr. Ibe Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has disclosed that more than $40 billion had been dolled out to the Niger Delta region in the past 12 years through various intervention agencies, regretting however, that there was nothing on ground to justify such amount.

Kachikwu, who spoke yesterday at a meeting held at PTI Conference Centre in Warri, Delta State involving prominent leaders from the coastal states, said the $40 billion came mainly from oil companies, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, 13% derivation and other intervention funds.

While noting that the state of infrastructure is disappointing despite the huge effort to alleviate the infrastructural deficit in the Niger Delta, he called for an audit of money so far expended in the region to know what exactly went wrong to avoid repeating the same mistakes.

According to him, “I’ve been to the creeks myself and discovered that there was no meaningful development of the riverine communities as expected by the federal government despite the huge amount disbursed to the region.

“I think we need an audit because it will not be wise to have agitation of this kind in circle after each agitation will come back again to demand for the same thing when intervention funds had made no impact on the lives of the ordinary people.”

The minister also used the forum to assure leaders of the zone that President Muhammadu Buhari was not thinking of using the military to resolve the crisis in the region.

Instead, he maintained that the President was desirous of using dialogue to find a lasting solution to the problem.

The minister urged leaders in the region to prevail on their youths to allow peace to reign, noting that no meaningful development can take place in an atmosphere of violence.

He told the Niger Delta leaders that the federal government was committed to the development of the region, promising to come out soon with short and long term plans in that direction.
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Money laundering: CBN orders banks to freeze illicit transfers, accounts

Money laundering: CBN orders banks to freeze illicit transfers, accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed commercial banks to conduct Know Your Customers’ Businesses (KYCB) to ensure customers do not transact illegal or illicit remittances through the banking industry.

The CBN gave the directive to authourised dealers, mainly banks, on Friday in a circular signed by the Acting Director of Trade And Exchange Department, Mr W.D Gotring and titled, “Illicit international money remittances through the banking system’’.

The apex bank had observed that some Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) were operating accounts either as companies or masking themselves as individuals for the purpose of illegally receiving money transfer flow.

They then claimed to onward disburse such funds to recipients in the country.

The CBN had directed the commercial banks to identify and freeze those accounts receiving illicit flows.

It also directed them to submit mandate and account details of such accounts held in foreign and local currencies to the CBN.

The apex bank said that the development would allow easy onward reporting to the security agencies.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that in July, the CBN lifted the ban on sales of foreign currency proceeds of International Money Transfers to bureaux de change operators.

The apex bank said that the lift would ensure the stability of the exchange rate and boost participation of all critical stakeholders in the foreign exchange market.

It directed all authorised dealers who were agents to approve International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) to sell foreign currency accruing from inward money remittances to licensed BDCs with immediate effect.

The bank said IMTOs were required to remit foreign currency to the agent banks for disbursement in Naira to the beneficiaries while the foreign currency proceeds shall be sold to the BDCs.

To ensure the success of the policy, CBN later certified only three international money transfer firms- Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria. (NAN)
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Police arrest touts who attacked Kogi governor at mosque

Police arrest touts who attacked Kogi governor at mosque

The State police command have announced that it has arrested some of the thugs and miscreants who reportedly pelted governor Yahaya Bello and his convoy with stones and fruits at a Kogi mosque on Friday.

The Kogi state government has also issued a statement refuting media reports that Governor Yahaya Bello was on Friday stoned during Juma'at prayer at a mosque in the state.

“Our attention has been drawn to the unfortunate incident, which occurred during the Jumaat Prayer at the Lokoja Central Mosque to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the creation of Kogi State," the statement, issued by Chief Press Secretary to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, said.

“It was discovered that some sponsored miscreants caused a mild drama as they were caught with stones while one of them attacked one of the security aides of the Governor.

“The gallant market women at the Lokoja Old Market accosted the perpetrators and stopped them from absconding from the scene in solidarity with the Governor.

“The Governor wishes to thank the market women and security agencies, who rose to the occasion to protect lives and property at the scene of the unfortunate incident. No life was lost and no serious injury was recorded.

“We can also confirm that arrests have been made and those arrested are already giving useful information to security agents investigating the politically motivated attack at the Mosque.

“Governor Yahaya Bello has also urged his supporters to remain calm and not take the law into their hands as he remained committed to the cardinal ideals of his administration.

Imported and sponsored miscreants, who have infiltrated the state from neighbouring states should know that Kogi is prepared to protect her citizens from desperate politicians who think they can turn the state to a war zone.

The people of Kogi will be protected.
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Suspected Cultist Stoned to Death, Another Shot in the Stomach in Benin (Photos)

Suspected Cultist Stoned to Death, Another Shot in the Stomach in Benin (Photos)

Suspected cultist stoned to death

Some members of a confraternity and another cult members were involved in a bloody fight recently, and two were reportedly killed in Benin, the Edo State capital.

According to some photos and online reports, two popular cultists identified as Papa Obodo and Osazee were yesterday killed in a renewed cult war between the dreaded Eiye and The Movement cult groups.

Suspected Cultist Stoned to Death, Another Shot in the Stomach in Benin (Photos)

It was gathered that one of deceased, Papa Obodo, was chased by members of The Movement and stoned to death at Oyenmwonsa street in Benin while the second cultists identified as Osazee whose wife delivered a baby on Sunday, was shot on the stomach while attempting to scale a fence around Osemwende street.

The corpses of the deceased cultists have been deposited at the morgue.
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Nigerian Man Returns from America Only to Land in Police Net in Lagos...You Won't Believe What He Did (Photo)

Nigerian Man Returns from America Only to Land in Police Net in Lagos...You Won't Believe What He Did (Photo)

Uzoukwu George

A man who had only just returned from the United States has found himself in a situation he never bargained for.

Uzoukwu George, is a Nigerian businessman based in the United States of America (USA).

The businessman returned to Nigeria recently and ended up being arrested for his crimes. He was arrested for allegedly obtaining N7 million from a couple under false pretence.

According to The Nation, the police alleged that George, from Imo State, but resides at No. 22 Ogunlana Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos was arrested while he was trying to flee to the US.

George, 31, was accused of obtaining the N7m from his business partners, Mr and Mrs Joachim Ezirim, on the pretence of forming a joint venture business with them.

The police said after collecting the sum, George left for the US, and remained there for some time while the couple were searching for him in Nigeria.

“The suspect sneaked into Nigeria, sold all his property and was about to leave the country with his family when he was arrested by detectives of the Area ‘A’ Command Lion Building, Lagos,” a police source told The Nation.

George was arraigned on Tuesday before ‎Mrs Abimbola Komolafe of the Lagos Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere, on a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence, conversion and issuance of dud cheques.

Prosecuting Inspector Abass Abayomi told the court that George and others at large conspired to commit the alleged offences sometime between 2011 and 2014 at No. 6, Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island.

He said the defendant “obtained the sum of N7m from the couple on the pretence to form a joint venture business with them but converted same to his personal use.”

“George issued post-dated FCMB cheques No. 03002064 and 03002066 in the sum of N1 million and N2.5 million to Joachim Ezirim for the refund of the money invested in the business, knowing full well that there was no money in the account and the cheques were rejected on presentation,” the prosecutor said.

The offence, he added, were punishable under Sections 409, 312 and 319 (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendant denied the charge and his lawyer, Chief M. C. Ikwunoh, urged the court to grant him bail in liberal terms. “The defendant was granted administrative bail by the police and he did not jump abscond. He came to court voluntarily,” Ikwunoh said.

This was opposed by the prosecutor on the grounds that the defendant had already concluded plans to leave Nigeria.

“He is currently based in the United States of America and it was very difficult for the police to get him arrested,” Abayomi said.

In a bench ruling, Magistrate Komolafe granted the defendant N5 million bail with two sureties in the like sum, who must be gainfully employed and one of whom must be a blood relation.

They were also ordered to make a deposit of N250,000 to the court registrar’s account while the defendant must deposit his international passport in the court’s custody.

The case was adjourned till September 27, for mention.
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