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Church can bail Nigeria out of recession – Bakare

Church can bail Nigeria out of recession – Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, said the current economic recession was an opportunity for the Church to bail out the country through God-inspired economic principles

Bakare, a Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, stated this on Saturday in Abuja.

He spoke on the theme: “ The Church and Economic Recession , “ at the 14th anniversary celebration of Foursquare Gospel Church.

He said that the church had the ability to bail out nations, influence public policy through God-inspired economic principles and strategically position human resources to implement its principles.

Bakare, however, said that the church was yet to rise to the height mandated to it by destiny to bail out nations and to lead them to God’s will.

“ I am convinced that the recession currently being experienced in Nigeria is an opportunity for the Church.

“Therefore, I declare to you that the Scripture is about to be fulfilled in your hearing as God is stirring up the church to take responsibility for the destiny of Nigeria.

“ That is why we are gathered here today to talk about the church and economic recession.

“ If the church is also reeling from the impact of the recession, we must admit to ourselves that this is against the Scriptural pattern.

“ It is the best of times to take the tenets of the faith beyond the four walls of the church building to the marketplace and the policy roundtable, “ Bakare said.

He said that the nation’s economic recession was largely self-inflicted which could have been avoided, saying “unfortunately for Nigeria, our biggest boom experience fell into the hands of an unprepared leadership.“


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Police rescue 2-month-old baby sold for N450, 000

Police rescue 2-month-old baby sold for N450, 000

A 51-year-old woman, Rose Edward, is in police net for allegedly buying a 2-month-old baby for N450,000.

Mr Murtala Mani, Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police, disclosed this on Saturday in Uyo, while briefing newsmen.

Mani who spoke through ASP Cordelia   Nwanwe, the Akwa Ibom Police Command’s spokesperson said that a homeopathtic doctor,  Eneyo Nyang, was arrested in connection with the crime.

He said that Edward from Rivers confessed to have bought the baby because she needed a baby of her own.

Confessing to the crime, the mother of the baby, Comfort  Effiong, said that she sold her baby because there was no one to take care of her.

“I sold the baby because of help; I don’t have anybody to help me. My father is late and my mother is sick and I don’t have anybody to help me,” Effiong said.

Mani assured Akwa Ibom people that the command would not relent in its effort to curb crime in the state.

He warned members of the public wishing to adopt children to follow due process.

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Militancy: Buhari to meet Niger Delta leaders October 31

Militancy: Buhari to meet Niger Delta leaders October 31

President Muhammadu Buhari will now meet with leaders of the Niger Delta region on October 31.

Buhari’s meeting with the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PNDF, an amalgamation of monarchs, leaders, groups and stakeholders of the oil rich region was initially slated for October 29 but was rescheduled to October 31 because the first date was Saturday.

The change in date was confirmed by both the leader of PNDF, former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark and Secretary of the Central Working Committee of PNDF, Mr. Ledum Mitee.

Vanguard quoted the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, as saying he was actually looking at October 29 until it was found out that it was a Saturday.

He said, “It was actually a suggestion that the meeting could hold about that date, but having found out that 29 is a Saturday, you know it is not possible to drag the President for such a meeting on that day, the better day is Monday, October 31, so that is date.”

Clark had kicked against the intial meeting of the Federal Government with Stakehloders from the oil region, saying it was “contrary to the expectations of well meaning people.”
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ICC ‘saddened’ by exit of S’Africa, Burundi, fears other African countries may leave

ICC ‘saddened’ by exit of S’Africa, Burundi, fears other African countries may leave

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has expressed regrets over the exits of Burundi and South Africa from the Rome Statute, which founded the court.

“The Republic of South Africa deposited its instrument of withdrawal from the Rome Statute (“Statute”), the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”), with the Secretary General of the United Nations,” ICC said in a statement.

“The decision comes in the wake of the withdrawal process recently initiated by Burundi.”

Sidiki Kaba, president of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, said: “Although withdrawing from a treaty is a sovereign act, I regret these decisions and invite South Africa and Burundi to reconsider their positions.

“I urge them to work together with other States in the fight against impunity, which often causes massive violations of human rights.

“The president of the assembly is concerned that this disturbing signal would open the way to other African States withdrawing from the Rome Statute, thus weakening the only permanent international criminal court in charge of prosecuting the most serious crimes that shock the conscience of humanity, namely genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression.”

Kaba urged the international community to “remain united to face the enormous challenge of preventing the commission of such crimes, prosecuting the alleged perpetrators, whoever they are and wherever they are, to ensure peace, stability and security of our States”.

“The ICC needs the strong support of the international community and the cooperation of States to ensure its effectiveness and strengthen its credibility,” he said,  calling on all states parties to remain active members and other states to ratify the Rome Statute in order to ensure the right to universal justice to all victims of mass crimes.
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Fayose playing with fire – Miyetti Allah warns over killing of cows

Fayose playing with fire – Miyetti Allah warns over killing of cows

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigerian (MACBAN) on Saturday said its attention has been drawn to the “unscrupulous action of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State against our members who are bona fide citizens of the country.”

A statement by its spokesman, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, recalled that Fayose on Thursday inaugurated a vigilante group, Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals (EGEM), popularly called ‘Anti-malu’ “in furtherance of his threat to banish our members from Ekiti State”.

It said Fayose unleashed the marshals “against our members whose herds of cattle had gone to a stream at Agon Bridge on Federal Polytechnic road between the time of 2:00 – 2:30 PM to quench their thirst on Friday 21st October 2016”.

Continuing, the statement sent to DAILY POST reads: “We have been reliably alerted an impeccable source in Ado- Ekiti that the Anti-maul vigilante group shot five cows and carted away with the meat but the herdsman was able to flee with the rest of his cattle.

“We are hereby constrained to implore the federal government through its security agencies to wade into this unprovoked and primitive aggression against our members, before this macabre incident develops into unquenchable inferno involving our members and Ekiti State government.

“No Cattle strayed into anybody’s farmland around that area in question. As such, the actions of the Anti-malu vigilante are not ant only provoking, but capable of creating uncontrollable scenarios whose ramification may go well beyond Ekiti State.

“As far as we know , Ekiti State is not an island of its own , but a State within the federal Republic of Nigeria and while the Governor is permitted to carry out actions geared towards protecting the interest of Ekiti State, such actions should follow the rule of law.

“We deplore this act of brigandage and call on Governor Ayodele Fayose to offer an unreserved apology to MACBAN, and equally set machinery in motion with a view to compensate our members who lost five cows in this primitive adventure.

“That the brutality of the Ekiti Grazing enforcement marshals (popularly known as Anti- malu) on herdsmen is even outside the time stipulated by that law (if the law exists at all).

“The federal overnment should therefore look into the actions and activities of this committee because we cannot fold our hands while the only means of survival of our members is taken away and destroyed.

“MACBAN has instructed victims of this aggression and its members nationwide to exercise maximum restrain while we work towards resolving this unfortunate incident through mature and civilized manners.

MACBAN further sympathized with the government of Kaduna State, Sokapu and entire Kaduna South inhabitants over the recent incident that had claimed so many lives as a result of a discord between our members and communities surrounding Godogodo environ.

“We see this act as an upsolute brutality exhibited by the perpetrators and condemnable in all its ramifications. We call on the security to do all it could to fish out and bring these criminals to book.”

Meanwhile, The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Sokoto State Chapter, Alhaji Muhammadu Magaji, has warned its members not to graze their livestock on farm lands.

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Dangote unable to pay workers’ salaries

Dangote unable to pay workers’ salaries

One of Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s firms is currently downsizing her workforce. No thanks to the biting economic recession.

Some employees at Dansa Foods Nig. Ltd, located off Lagos-Badagry expressway, has revealed that they are yet to be paid salaries.

The employees has lamented the inability of the company’s management to pay them for the past six months.

The company which produces Dansa juice and other goods has reportedly laid off more than half of the workforce.

Company sources have cited dwindling sales and high cost of production caused by high exchange rate of the Naira.

The company has suspended the production of Dansa juice and other products.

One employee reported that “We are only producing Mowa bottle water now.

“We are being owed six months. The company has refused to pay us so we are embarking on strike,” the worker added.

But the workers are not taking it kindly with the management of the company and have insisted that they must get their six months unpaid salaries.

To this end, the workers have embarked on strike to press home their demand.

One of the workers who did not want his name mentioned said he and his colleagues decided to go on strike to force the management to pay their salaries.

Efforts to speak with the management of the company proved unsuccessful as one of the managers refused to pick his phone calls.

Bloomberg in its latest Billionaire Index reports revealed that Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, lost $ 5.4 billion in his fortune this year.

The loss was occasioned by the massive fall of the Naira as the Central Bank of Nigeria rations the dollar to stem huge capital outflow in the wake of Nigeria’s worst economic crisis.

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Graphic Photos: Keke Driver Gruesomely Murdered by Unknown People in Anambra

Graphic Photos: Keke Driver Gruesomely Murdered by Unknown People in Anambra

The Keke man, Mr. Sulay Muhammed

It is sad news in Anambra state after a Keke driver was brutally murdered by unknown persons and left in the pool of his own blood.

A group of unknown persons have brutally murdered a Keke driver identified as Mr. Sulay Muhammed who is a member of Association of Non indigenes in Anambra State (ANIAS). The incident took place in Anambra State.

Graphic Photos: Keke Driver Gruesomely Murdered by Unknown People in Anambra

The information was shared by Okwa C. Ifugo who wrote: 'In today's message, the President of ANIAS Comr. Ferguson Okpara has condemned the clueless murder of Mr. Sulay Muhammed whom is a Keke Driver and  currently the secretary of Igala Indigenes in Anambra State that was believed to have occurred on Thursday 20th October, 2016 around 11pm.

According to the brother of the deceased, he raised alarm of Mr. Sulay absence from the house at his usual home coming hour which is 9pm. According to him,  he waited till 10pm but with a continuous call on the deceased line which the deceased failed to pick till the line got off. At that point, he was scared and started calling all his Igala brothers and friends to inquire if anyone knows sulay's where about but all efforts became futile.

Graphic Photos: Keke Driver Gruesomely Murdered by Unknown People in Anambra

The following Morning which was yesterday according to the brother, he received a strange call around 9am which instructed him to proceed to the police station. On getting to the station his brother's cruel some murder was broadcasted to him.

Immediately he alerted the President of ANIAS whom quickly rushed to the police station which is a Divisional Police Station (Awka B Division) and confirmed the death of Mr. Sulay Muhammed whom is a strong and functional member of ANIAS.

In the same light, the police B division DPO (Jonathan Modi) immediately called the State police headquarters which release the police ambulance and a team of armed police men accompanied the brothers and Igala Union head to where Mr. Sulay was murdered which was in an uncompleted building located at Ifite-Okpuno.

Graphic Photos: Keke Driver Gruesomely Murdered by Unknown People in Anambra

Finally, the President of ANIAS urged the police to do everything possible to bring the culprit to book which the DPO has assured him on. On that note, he Condole with the Sulay's family and pray for God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. And also used the platform to warn the entire ANIAS members to be watchful of their various activities from now henceforth because the days are evil.

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Lagos to Impose Death Sentence on Kidnappers

Lagos to Impose Death Sentence on Kidnappers

Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode

In an effort to curb the high spate of kidnappings in the state, the Lagos State Government is set to proffer death sentence for kidnappers.

Lagos State Government may soon join the growing number of states including Edo, Ogun and Anambra that have imposed death sentence on kidnappers, Vanguard reports.

According to a private member bill sponsored by the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, “any person, who kidnaps, abducts, detains or captures or takes another person by any means or tricks with intent to demand ransom or do anything against his/her, will commit an offence, and liable to a conviction of death sentence.

The bill, which is titled: ‘A bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of the act of kidnapping and for other connected purposes,’ went through a public hearing in the State House of Assembly, yesterday. Attempt to kidnap was also criminalized under the bill and it was suggested that such a person would be committed to life imprisonment.

Also, the bill is against false representation to release a kidnapped or abducted person under Section 4,  and this attracts seven years imprisonment.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petition and LASIEC, whose committee handled the public hearing, Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, had earlier said in her welcome address that the Bill was necessary to curtail kidnapping in the state.

“We need laws to safeguard the citizens. We looked at the law on kidnapping and we felt that it should be amended to curb the crime,” she stated.
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Soft Porn Actress, Maheeda & Her Husband Celebrate 13th Wedding Anniversary (Photos)

Soft Porn Actress, Maheeda & Her Oyinbo Husband Celebrate 13th Wedding Anniversary (Photos)

Maheeda and her husband

Nigerian nudist, Maheeda who loves showing off her half-n*ked body on social media is celebrating 13 years of married life.

Nigerian soft porn actress, Maheeda is celebrating. The woman notorious for showing off her half-nude photos on Instagram is celebrating 13 years of traditional marriage and 5 years of white wedding with her husband.

Soft Porn Actress, Maheeda & Her Oyinbo Husband Celebrate 13th Wedding Anniversary (Photos)

She wrote: "Today I celebrate 13 years of traditional Marriage and 5 years of white wedding. It is not easy to hold your marriage down for that long. I just thank God for His love, grace, mercy and divine favor in my life; and thanks to all my godmothers praying for me to be a better mother, wife and woman.

Soft Porn Actress, Maheeda & Her Oyinbo Husband Celebrate 13th Wedding Anniversary (Photos)

"I am a work in progress, thank mums!!!! And thanks to all my fans that have been praying for me to be a better woman, thank you all. I am grateful!!! #gratitude have a great day!!!!"
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Goodluck allowed 55 persons to steal N1.3 trillion – Buhari

Goodluck allowed 55 persons to steal N1.3 trillion – Buhari

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, has detailed how former president Goodluck and his aides stole N1.3trillion from the nation’s treasury.

PACAC said the said money was looted during the leadership of Goodluck Jonathan and his aides.

The committee made the shocking revelation during an interaction with civil society organizations in Abuja.

PACAC Executive Secretary, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye disclosed that the large sum of money was stolen by fifty-five persons.

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Declaring that corruption brought Nigeria to her present situation, Owasanoye berated the former president for tolerating the vice.

According to Bolaji, “Jonathan’s tolerance of corruption was reflected in the sunset of activities of anti-corruption agencies.

“The nation witnessed an exponential increase in corruption and other vices under him.

“Insecurity escalated because of the massive embezzlement of $2billion through the Office of the NSA under Col. Sambo Dasuki.

“The problems in the downstream sector of the petroleum industry reached a zenith.

“Multi-billion dollars subsidy scams were perpetrated and President Jonathan just looked the other way.

“Jonathan’s legendary comment that stealing is not corruption underscored his perspective on corruption.

“That comment remains a watershed in the history of anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria.

“Under his watch, corruption brought Nigeria to its knees.

“N1.3trillion were stolen by only 55 people in seven years.

“That money could have provided 635.18 kilometers of roads and built 36 ultra-modern hospitals in each state.

“Former President Obasanjo established key anti-corruption agencies which led to high-profile convictions.

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“Although his actions were not above board, the crusade against corruption went comatose from 2007 due to leadership deficit.

“Corruption is Nigeria’s greatest challenge and is directly associated with the current economic decline.

“Due to corruption, a few Nigerians were richer than their states.

“The thieves now used plea bargain and went scot free from the prosecution,” Bolaji said.

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Nigeria's problem is not prayer - Sen. Ben Bruce

Nigeria's problem is not prayer - Sen. Ben Bruce

Bayelsa Senator, Ben Murray Bruce has stated that Nigeria needs intelligent leadership actions and not prayers in order to move forward.

He was replying to a question posted to him on social media.

Nigeria's problem is not prayer - Sen. Ben Bruce

Replying, the Common Sense senator said:

"Nigeria's problem is not prayer. We are the most prayerful nation on earth. What we need is intelligent action."

He went further to say: "Good intentions, without good planning and good execution, will never translate to good results. This is what Nigeria's leaders fail to note!"
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Buhari does not deserve a 2nd term, even his wife agrees

Buhari does not deserve a 2nd term, even his wife agrees

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, Second Republic member of the House Representatives in an interview with Saturday Sun analysed President Muhammadu Buhari's and decided that he does not deserve a second term come 2019.

He said, ''I think anybody who has been living in this country since the 29th of May 2015, till this date, knows that the lot of persons in this country has been very, very, very bad. It is also very clear that this government has not lived up to expectations of Nigerians.
Bribery and corruption are and have always been existential threat to the survival of this country, its progress and prosperity.

So, as for the re-energised fight against corruption, the government has gotten it right. But beyond that, other aspects for which the ruling party and government in power, made definite promises and commitment to Nigerians, have not come to pass. So as far as I am concerned, it is a record that I am not impressed about.

''Let me say it loud and clear that I am not a party to those who believe, for whatever reason that, Buhari is entitled to a second term, especially when that wishful thinking, has refused to take into cognizance his performance in office.

He has not performed, in my view, well enough, to be given a second term. This is being said, not only by me, but by also his own wife. And he cannot be closer to anybody, than his own wife.
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Trump will accept election results, says daughter

Trump will accept election results, says daughter

Ivanka Trump

She is as calm and thoughtful as her father is strident and impetuous. She is Ivanka Trump, and the distance she has taken from her father Donald has earned her both the respect of Democrats and the head-scratching of analysts.

So the Republican candidate shocked the nation by saying he might not recognise the results of the presidential election if he loses? Ivanka, the model-turned-business-executive, insists “he’ll accept the outcome either way.”

So Donald Trump is caught bragging in lewd terms that he can do whatever he wants to women, then insists this was only “locker-room talk”? His daughter calls the comments “inappropriate and offensive” and admits that her father’s words can be “uncomfortable for us.”

Ivanka, soon to turn 35, is still clearly her father’s protegee. He has been unstinting in his praise for his glamorous offspring, a graduate of the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Trump counts on her to attract young and female voters.

In introducing her father at the Republican convention in July, Ivanka bragged about his “strength” and his “kindness and compassion.”

But she also knows when to step back.

Having grown up in the spotlight from an early age, at a time when her father’s extramarital affairs filled the tabloid press, Ivanka knows how to tend to her own image — and that of the clothing line that bears her name.

– Far from the Republican line –

Her Twitter and Instagram accounts help nourish her brand, celebrating women who juggle family life and work — with impeccable style — as does a book she plans to publish next year.

They portray an ideal family: her husband Jared Kushner, her “biggest fan,” for whom she converted to Judaism, and their three children, aged five, three and six months.

She has drawn on her family experiences to distinguish herself during the campaign, quietly urging her father to make promises far removed from Republican orthodoxy, such as a call for six weeks of paid maternity leave and for childcare tax deductions.

Beyond that, Ivanka insists, she does not delve deeply into politics, unlike her brothers and husband. “I am not the campaign mastermind, as people love to portray and speculate,” she recently told MSNBC television.

But if she has edged away from her father at times in an effort to “salvage her brand,” as The New Yorker magazine has suggested, the balancing act has not been easy.

“Her quest to float along empowered but unsullied beside her father throughout this increasingly ugly campaign has been getting harder and harder,” it added.

– A ‘together’ woman –

Her reserve, in any case, has earned her a certain degree of respect in the opposing camp.

When, at the end of their second televised debate on October 9, the moderator pressed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to cite at least one quality in their opponent, Clinton said, without hesitation: “His children are incredibly devoted and able.”

It was an indirect homage to Ivanka, who is a long-standing friend of Chelsea Clinton, the candidate’s daughter.

Even the caustic and strongly left-leaning film director Michael Moore, who just released a film strongly supportive of Clinton, seems to appreciate the young Trump. In an open letter posted on his website, he describes her as a “brilliant” and “very smart and together woman” — the only person capable, he said, of intervening to stop her father’s quixotic campaign.

For Sam Abrams, a political scientist at Sarah Lawrence College and the conservative Hoover Institution, “When you listen to her… she’s not engaged in the mud-slinging the way the others are; she is trying to be more professional, more mature.”

By taking some distance from her father’s positions, she has given herself “quite a few options” for the future, he said.

That future could be in television — she worked on her father’s reality television program “The Apprentice” — or in politics, where Abrams said she could represent values her father could not.

“The question is, what does she want to do? Can she separate herself more from her father? Can she do it on her own? Does she want to?” the analyst said.

If Donald Trump loses in November as badly as some polls predict, Abrams added, the Republican Party may be in for a prolonged period of self-examination over “what it is and what it stands for.”

So “there is no rush,” he said. “Hillary is the living proof that you can be at it for years.”

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Veteran actor Tunde Alabi loses a leg

Veteran actor Tunde Alabi loses a leg

Tunde Alabi

The actor, who has been battling with diabetes which affected the leg was advised by his doctors to amputate the legs to avoid it affecting other parts of the body.

The operation, according to YMG, was done at a hospital in Surulere area of Lagos on Thursday, 20th October 2016.

Weeks back, when journalists visited the ailing actor who was one of the regular characters in the now rested TV series, the ‘Village Headmaster’ he was reported to be critically ill at the Lagos General hospital and needing financial assistance.

When he was narrating his ordeal, Mr Alabi said he was hale and hearty until the night of 19th of July, when he had a strange expulsion on his right leg which has not only kept the actor off the screen for sometime now, but also has impoverished him.

“I went to bed at about 8. 30 pm that fateful day with the intention of waking up at 1 am. When it was about 9 pm, I had a strange expulsion on my right leg. Immediately, the leg started burning and I screamed throughout the night.

The following morning I couldn’t move the leg again. It was a spiritual attack. That’s what has kept me under this condition,” he narrated.
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See Photos Of Deadly Kidnappers Nabbed with Dangerous Weapons In the Niger Delta

See Photos Of Deadly Kidnappers Nabbed with Dangerous Weapons In the Niger Delta

One of the deadly kidnappers nabbed with dangerous weapons

Gallant security operatives have apprehended notorious kidnappers and armed robbers who have been terrorizing people in the Niger Delta.

A deadly kidnapper terrorizing Delta state residents has been apprehended by security operatives in the Niger Delta. This was revealed by the Deputy Co-ordinator of the Operation Delta Safe’s Joint Media Campaign Centre, Thomas Otuji, who said that the troops of operation, in conjunction with the Nigerian police and vigilante group also rescued a kidnap victim.

The victim, Mrs Patience Abere, who is the Chief Matron of Ughelli Central Hospital, was abducted by three armed men in her car, at her residence in Delta State.

According to ChannelsTV, a statement issued by the spokesman for the command headquarters of ‘Operation Delta Safe’ in Yenagoa, Lieutenant Thomas Otuji, said the arrest was part of the recent successes recorded in the ongoing special operation against oil theft and other related crimes in the Niger Delta.

Police are now looking for the other two suspects who fled on sighting the troops, one of the suspects, Innocent Egboboh, was apprehended while two locally made pistols and three live cartridges were recovered from the criminals.

Similarly, troops of Sector-One also trailed and arrested suspected kidnappers, one Mr Simon Agbabule and his accomplice at Okwugbude community in Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.

The criminals were on their way to kidnap a victim when the troop monitored and swung on them.
Items recovered included one AK 47 rifle, two magazines and 49 pieces of 7.62mm special ammunition.

See Photos Of Deadly Kidnappers Nabbed with Dangerous Weapons In the Niger Delta

Aside successes recorded in the fight against kidnapping, they also achieved some success in the battle against illegal bunkering operations and attempted inducement of their troops.

During a static operation the troops arrested one Mr Salisu Mohammed Zayyan, a driver of a petroleum tanker marked ‘Iveco’, with inscription of major petroleum marketer, Con-oil.

The tanker was reported to be containing 33,000 liters of substance suspected to be illegally refined Automated Gas Oil (AGO).

The suspect confirmed to have illegally loaded the product from Port Harcourt and was heading to Zamfara State.

Furthermore, while on patrol, troops intercepted one Mr Kesiena Oloya conveying 35 x 25 litre Jerri cans, filled with substance suspected to be illegal AGO along Jeremi junction also in Ughelli south.

Items impounded include two Vento cars and a Nokia mobile phone.

See Photos Of Deadly Kidnappers Nabbed with Dangerous Weapons In the Niger Delta

The suspect, who attempted bribing troops with the sum of 29,500 Naira, was arrested and handed over to the police, while the vehicles were set ablaze.

Two white Hilux vehicles, one which disguised as an escort vehicle with an escort tag as plate number and the other suspected to be carrying illegal refined ago were also intercepted by the troops.

The occupants were arrested along Kwale Asaba expressway, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State.

While appreciating the untiring support of the public for providing timely information to the command, officers of the Operation Delta Safe, reaffirmed their commitment to fighting crime in Niger Delta.

According to them, “no amount of inducement by recalcitrant criminals will compromise the resilient troops from ridding economic saboteurs from the region”.
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How Nigerian Man Defrauded Indian Man and His Company N130m

How Nigerian Man Defrauded Indian Man and His Company N130m

Laolu Balogun Ladimeji

A Nigerian man has landed in hot soup after he allegedly used false documents to defraud an Indian man and his company the sum of N130 million.

The EFCC today October 21,2016 arraigned one Laolu Balogun Ladimeji Lakitan before Justice O.A Taiwo of the Lagos State High Court, sitting in Igbosere on a four count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence , forgery, use of false document and impersonation.

The accused person was alleged to have defrauded the complainant Pradeep Kumar Mehta, an Indian and his Company Enkay-Indo Nigerian Limited of N130,397,335.00 by falsely representing to Pradeep that the said sum of money represented the cost of Crude Oil Allocation. He also forged documents from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) to that effect.

One of the Counts reads ' that you Laolu Balogun Ladimeji Lakitan between January 2013 and December, 2013 in Lagos within the Lagos Judicial Division with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N130,397,335.00 (One hundred and thirty million, three hundred and ninety seven thousand, three hundred and thirty five Naira) from Mr Pradeep Kumar Mehta an Indian National by falsely pretending to Mr Pradeep that the said sum of money represented the cost of Crude oil Allocation which pretence you knew to be false 'and committed an offence contrary to section 365(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2001.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

Justice Taiwo granted the defendant bail in the sum of N10 million, two sureties in like some, one must be a family member while the other should have landed properties in lagos with C of O, must be a level 12 civil servant.

She however remanded the accused person in EFCC custody because of his ill health and since he is already receiving treatment there, pending the perfection of bail application and subsequent adjourned the case to December 5th, 2016.
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Graphic Photos: See Transformer Thief Apprehended After Surviving Electrocution in Borno

Graphic Photos: See Transformer Thief Apprehended After Surviving Electrocution in Borno

The transformer thief was left badly burnt

A transformer thief has been left badly burnt after he tried stealing transformer cables at Nursing School in Borno State.

A thief barely survived after he tried to steal transformer cables at the State School of Nursing, Maiduguri, Borno State.

Graphic Photos: See Transformer Thief Apprehended After Surviving Electrocution in Borno

The unidentified man was electrocuted but he survived. The incident took place in the early hours of Saturday. The thief was left badly burnt and has been taken to the hospital.

Graphic Photos: See Transformer Thief Apprehended After Surviving Electrocution in Borno

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RMD: I hope ‘Oloibiri’ would shed light on our problems in Niger Delta

RMD: I hope ‘Oloibiri’ would shed light on our problems in Niger Delta

Richard Mofe-Damijo says ‘Oloibiri, a movie about militancy and the plight of residents of crude oil rich villages, was produced to shed light on the problems of the Niger Delta region.

The leading actor hopes that the meaning and message of the movie would not be lost on the watching audience and key stakeholders who can make real change.

In the movie, RMD played a role of Gunpowder, a militant who resorted to violence as a means of defending his people.

While speaking to TheCable Lifestyle at the premiere on Thursday at the Muson Centre, he said: “I just hope that this would spotlight our problems in the area and get a lot of people to the negotiating table.

“I didn’t consider my part in the movie evil, I considered him the modern day Robinhood.”

“I don’t know if the message will be passed. Our work is just to highlight what is needed to be highlighted and hopefully with the film, a lot of people will discuss it,” said the 55-year old Delta indigene.

A few weeks ago, the former commissioner of culture and tourism said he had to get emaciated to play the role of Gunpowder.

“I lost weight for the movie. At the time the movie was shot, I had to lose 20kg. Before we began to shoot the movie, I was weighing 120kg but by the time we were shooting the movie, I weighed about 98kg.”
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About 76% of children in Zamfara do not attend school – Group

About 76% of children in Zamfara do not attend school – Group

Out-of-school children in Zamfara State has hit about 76 per cent while the pupil-teacher ratio is 50:1, a survey conducted by a women group, High Level Women Advocates (HILWA) in the state has shown.

Speaking during a press conference to mark the 2016 International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, HILWA chairperson, Hajiya Suwaiba Barau said only 46% of the teachers are qualified.

According to her, more than 50% of the pupils that completed primary school education in the state cannot properly read a complete English sentence.

The executive chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, (SUBEB), Alhaji Murtala Adamu Jangebe, said lack of qualified teachers and dedication from the staff has seriously affected learning in the schools.
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Oh No!!! Rare Skin Disease Leaves Brother and Sister with Scales all Over Their Bodies (Photos)

Oh No! Rare Skin Disease Leaves Brother and Sister with Scales all Over Their Bodies (Photos)

An extremely rare skin disorder characterised by abnormal scaling and shedding of the skin has plagued two siblings, giving doctors and family a cause to worry.

Disturbing pictures show the daily ordeal of a young brother and sister in India as they battle with a rare skin disease that leaves them with scales all over their body.

Sayali Kapase, 13, and her brother Siddhant Kapase, 11, were pictured at the Dr. DY Patil Medical College and Research Centre in Maharashtra, India, as they were treated for 'Lamellar Ichthyosis'.

According to DailyMail, their condition means they have scales all over their body and dried skin that keeps peeling off.

The pair's mother Sarika Kapase, 31, and father Santosh Ramchandra Kapase, 39, attended the hospital with them along with their nine-month-old daughter Manasvi.

Oh No! Rare Skin Disease Leaves Brother and Sister with Scales all Over Their Bodies (Photos)

Both siblings have to apply medicated oil at least three times a day as well as medicated soaps, shampoos, lotions, and creams to keep their skin in tolerable condition.

It is a rare skin disorder that appears at birth and remains with suffers for the rest of their lives, with the child even born encased in a collodion membrane that sheds within 10-14 days.

The shedding of the membrane reveals generalized scaling of skin that causes varying degrees of redness and eventually scales.

This is an extremely rare skin disorder characterised by abnormal scaling and shedding of the skin. It is estimated to occur in one out of 600,000 births. Most affected individuals will be born as a 'collodion baby', states the Ichthyosis Support Group.

Oh No! Rare Skin Disease Leaves Brother and Sister with Scales all Over Their Bodies (Photos)

'The skin appears to have large plate-like scales which often are rather dark or brownish in colour. The scaling often involves all of the skin although the face may show milder changes,' the group said.

'The condition usually appears in the first few days of life, lasts lifelong and can be very severe.

'It is not contagious. Lamellar ichthyosis is usually inherited in an "autosomal recessive" fashion. This means that each parent has normal skin but is a carrier for one single abnormal gene that cause it.'

One complication caused by the disease is overheating where the scaling of the skin prevents normal sweating so hot weather or vigorous exercise can cause problems.

If left untreated, the skin of the palms may also become thickened, tight and prevent normal bending and straightening of the fingers.
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