Tuesday, 20 May 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Police arrest madman with arm in Lagos




A mad man was weekend arrested with a pistol in Gowon estate area of Ipaja, Lagos.
The suspect, is currently being interrogated by operatives at the Anti-Robbery section of the State Criminal Investigation Department ,SCID, Yaba, Lagos,

Eye witnesses said the mad man had been loitering the area for two months. However, a curious passer-by was said to have suspected the insane man when he saw him wrapping an object with a rag. The mad man was said to have thereafter, started looking sideways , apparently to ascertain whether he was being watched, before he dumped the content wrapped with the rag inside a container in the dump site.

EXCLUSIVE: Lagos State Government Raise Alarm as Unknown Traffic Controllers Invade Roads




The Lagos State Ministry of Transport, yesterday raised an alarm after some yet-to-be identified persons took over regulation of traffic at the Old Toll Gate, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Mr. Shina Thorpe, said the illegal traffic managers who are unknown to the state government invaded the roadways with a view to causing public disturbances as their activities.

EXCLUSIVE: Police Recover Stolen Items in Lagos



The Lagos State Command yesterday took to its Facebook page, one of the social media tools, to announce the recovery of stolen items which they recovered from armed robbers who had earlier robbed the Magodo area of the state.

Some of the stolen items include 37 wrist watches, 21 mobile phones, five laptops, assorted jewelries and other household items.

The police called on people who were victim's of recent armed robbery attack at the Magodo area on Sunday to go to Isheri Police Division with proper identification to collect their properties.

23-year Old Lady Accuse Two Custom Officers of Rape





A 23-year-old lady has accused two officers of the Nigerian Custom Service (NCS), attached to Gbaji checkpoint, identified as Felola Uzezi and Mohammed Sanni, for raping her despite her pleas to the contrary.

After the incident, the victim who reported the incident to  Area K Police Command, told the police that she met one of the custom officers on social media network, Facebook precisely.

NDLEA Arrest Most Wanted Drug Trafficker




Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested one of the most wanted drug traffickers in Lagos.

The 52 year-old suspected identified as Onyejiaju Chukwuemeka at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, while trying to disembark from an Etihad flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil with about 2,605kg of cocaine which he disguise as candies.

EXCLUSIVE: Lagos Police Arrest Most Wanted Criminal in Oyo State


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Police detectives attached to the Lagos State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) have arrested one of the most deadliest criminal in the whole of the South-Western Region.

The suspect identified as the former Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), Oyo State chapter, Mukaila Lamidi alias Auxiliary was arrested for gun running and some violent crimes in the south western states.

Customs Officer Bathes Woman with Acid




A personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), simply identified as Nwaeze, who heads the customs unit at Mosafejo Aradagun unit, has allegedly bathed a young woman, one Tope Fadipe with acid.

This is coming at a time when the customs are trying to extricate themselves from a rape charge against two of its personnel, Felola Uzezi and Mohammed Sanni, who were accused of raping a 23-year-old lady at Limca Bus Stop area, still at Badagry.

EXCLUSIVE: Two die during clash with Vigilante group




Two  Persons  were killed today as angry  youths protested  the killing of  boy  by local vigilance group at the  Ikorodu area of Lagos State .
Also five houses and two  vehicles , belonging to members of the vigilante group , popularly known as " Won Ya Bo Boys"  were destroyed around Igbogbo area of the community
 Many residents of the community accused members of the vigilante team of high handedness and always taking laws into their hands , in their handling of security issues in Ikorodu.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Navy Called to Sustain Sportsmanship Momentum



The Lagos State Commissioner of Sports, Mr. Waheed Oshodi, has urged the Nigerian Navy (NN) to remain focused in sustaining momentum in sportsmanship.

Oshodi who was represented by Mr. Tunde Bankole, made this disclosure at the recently concluded 2014 Western Naval Command (WNC) Sports Competition organised for officers and men of the command at the legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere.

Tambuwal Condemns Jos Blasts




Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has condemned the multiple bomb blasts that rocked the city of Jos earlier on Tuesday. He described the attacks as acts of cowardice that have no place in civilised societies.

Bomb ROCKS Jos



Unconfirmed number of people was   feared dead and others injured as explosion  rocked  the major Railway Terminus in Jos City centre, opposite the old site of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) .
The entire city has been thrown into confusion as  traders  and others  at the Terminus market scampered  for safety.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tunde Bakare Bashes CNN's Isha Sesay

Tunde Bakare
Isha Sesay
During his sermon this past Sunday May 11th, pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly, went really hard on Isha Sesay of CNN. According to him, Sesay was very disrespectful to Nigerian Government officials who she has been interviewing since she came into the country, making a whole Minister of Information Labaran Maku look like a school boy and showing no regard for his office or even the government he represents. He said to some extent we would say yes she should give it to him because all of a sudden it appears we have no government


EXCLUSIVE: Robbers Rob, Batter Victim at Mile 2 Today

 
The victim
Mile 2 is currently a hot spot for crime and this young man above was robbed and bloodied today at the area, prompting the Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale to wonder why there has been increase in police brutality, robbery attacks on innocent citizens and residents in the Local Government despite police presence.

He said, “I am surprised that security of lives and properties are no longer guaranteed in the Local government. We have been having several armed robbery attacks in Festac Town and Mile 2 estate in recent times. In fact, the Lagos State Governor’s Aunty was robbed at gun point in Festac Town and two resident were shot at their head, this is worrisome and becoming unbecoming”, he noted.

EXCLUSIVE: COMRADE ADEWALE CONDOLES THE FAMILY OF LATE OYOMA EDEWOR

Executive Chairman, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale (L) condoling with the family of Late late Oyoma Edewor at Festac Town, who was shot by a happy triggered police sergeant, Mr. Godwin Otene in Festac Town over the weekend. From R-L: Mrs. Adetuji, Family member and Junior Edewor, junior brother of the deceased.

The Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale has paid a condolence visit to the family of late Oyoma Edewor at Festac Town, who was shot by a triggered happy police sergeant, Mr. Godwin Otene in Festac Town over the weekend.









EXCLUSIVE: FCT Director Dragged to EFCC Over Alleged Land Scam


Indications emerged yesterday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) might invite a director in the office of the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for questioning based on the strength of the allegation contained in a petition against him.

The complainants, Austine and Antony Obele had alleged the involvement of the said director in the sale of a non-existing plot of land to the two brothers at N6.5 Million.

FEATURES: As Nigerian Navy Prepares for Security Challenges

 
To achieve proficiency in weapons handling and marksmanship especially in the light of the current challenges facing the nation, the Nigerian Navy recently held its annual Small Arms Firing Exercise. 
 Before the cock crowed on a certain Tuesday, a small troop of naval personnel who had earlier assembled at the parade ground of the Naval Training Command, Apapa, Lagos, set off for Owode, Ogun State, the venue of the 2014 Small Arms Firing Exercise (SAFEX).

IshaSesay: A Butterfly Pretending To Be A Bird BY UCHE EZECHUKWU



Since the famous Canadian communication expert, Marshall McLuhan enunciated his famous ‘the medium is the message’ doctrine in 1977, mass communicators have come to agree that in mass message delivery, the measure of consideration a message gets is largely dependent on the medium through which it is delivered. In other words and because of its global prominence, people are more likely to swear on the authenticity or veracity of a piece of information because it was broadcast by the Cable News Network, CNN, from the United States of America. Today, more people would swear with the CNN than they would with the Bible or the Koran.

EXCLUSIVE: Bereaved Family of Man Killed by Police Sergeant Petitions Fashola

Late Oyoma

The family of the recent victim of police recklessness, 32-year-old Oyoma Edewor, has petitioned the Lagos State Government, Babatunde Fashola, over the death of their son in the hands of a police sergeant, Otene Godwin, with force number 355272.

Meanwhile, the petition from the legal counsel to the Edewor family, Sheriff Adebayo, which was sent to the governor and the commissioner for justice and attorney general of the state reads in part; "We would like to bring to the notice of your office the unlawful killing of a lagos state resident Mr. Oyoma Edewor.

IG Condemns Extra Judicial Killing


The Inspector General (IG) of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday restated the stand of the Nigeria Police against extra judicial killing, condemning it in its entirety, even as he tasked Zonal Inspector Generals of Police and state Commissioners of Police to  protect citizens’ right to live.

US Surveillance Aircraft Join Hunt for Kidnapped Schoolgirls


The United States surveillance airplane  has  been flying over remote areas of the northeast as part of an international hunt for about 200 girls kidnapped a month ago by Boko Haram militants who stormed their school.

EXCLUSIVE: Mob Attempts To Lynch Woman Over Baby



But for providence, a middle-aged woman would have today been burnt to ashes at the Ajegunle area of Lagos, on suspicion that she stole a newborn baby from a private hospital located at Aiyetoro Street.
Eyewitness account stated that the victim was on her way home from the hospital when passersby, who tried to ascertain how a woman her age could still give birth, accosted her.

Monday, 12 May 2014

FRSC Van Crushes 3 Children to Death in Yenagoa


In a reversal of roles, a van belonging to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) crushed three pupils to death at the weekend, on the street of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital. The pupils were in a tricycle on their way from school on Friday when they met their untimely death. The incident occurred at about 4.30pm along the usually busy Swali market road.

The patrol vehicle was said to be on the chase of a tricycle rider who refused to stop when he was flagged down by Road Safety officials.

Niger Delta: Gunmen Free Dutch Hostages


Niger Delta gunmen have released three Dutch nationals who were abducted a week earlier, the Dutch foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday. "I can confirm they have been freed," said ministry spokesman, Johanne Doornewaard, adding that they were in good health.
He added that he had "no information" on whether any ransom was paid for the release of the trio. Earlier a Nigerian activist who had accompanied the trio had announced their release.

NEMA DG Scores Grassroot Emergency Management Low


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), weekend, scored the grassroot emergency management capabilities low especially as regards risk analysis, data generation and early warning services.

The Director General, NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, made this disclosure in a press statement signed by the South-west Zonal Public Relations Officer, Ibrahim Farinloye, at the end of the International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance held in Beijing, China.

Five Oil marketers jailed in Lagos


A Federal High court, sitting in Lagos has sentenced five oil marketers to three years imprisonment after they were arrested with two truck load of stolen Petrol from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline, Ibafo area of Ogun state.
The convicts, Ishola Ganiyu, Ishola Omopariola, Kayode Ajose, Aramide Solomon and Aranosiola Muruf were docked on a five count charge on conspiracy to wit tampering of pipeline, obstructing free flow dealing in petroleum product and were arraigned in court sometime in March 2013.