Monday, 30 June 2014


Finally, a ray of hope. The Nigerian military in a press statement signed by Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolad, said it has arrested Babuji Ya'ari,  a key accomplice in the Chibok girls abduction.

 Babuji was a member of the Youth Vigilante Group popularly known as civilian JTF, which he used as a cover to spy on the activities of the Nigerian security forces, acting as a spy & gathering information for terrorist group. The military also said Ya'ari has coordinated several deadly attacks in Maiduguri since 2011. 

EXCLUSIVE: Finally, Lagos Police Arrest Ritualist Pastor

A week after he was declared wanted by the Lagos State Police Command in connection with the abduction of seven-year-old Emeka Emmanuel and eight others, Mr. Ernest Nwankwo was yesterday apprehended by the police.

The suspect who is the pastor and General Overseer of Holy Family Ministry a.k.a House of Mercy, at Ogolonto, Ikorodu area of the state, was arrested at the Ebute Metta area.

Fake Glo Ambassador Gets Two-year Jail Term

Justice Mohammed Garba Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Gombe has sentenced 29 year-old Khalil Ahmed Bappa to two years in prison for fraudulently extorting goods and money worth N267,000 from a female student of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Bappa, who claimed to be a Glo Ambassador, fraudulently extorted the goods and money from Yusra Ali Babakusa, a student of the ABU, with the assurances of making her a Glo Ambassador.

#BringBackOurGirls# Hash-tag Generates 2m Signatures

As Nigerian groups and individuals continue to mount pressure on government through social media platform to rescue the over 200 Secondary School Girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect in Chibok, the #BringBackOurGirls# hash tag had already generated over 2 million signatures.

Co-debator at a monthly public debate organised by Speakers’ Corner Trust Nigeria (SCTN), Ms. Viola Okolie, who said the link remains the most retweeted, noted that the social media platform was a veritable tool to galvanise change, adding that it gives the people opportunity to air their views on government policies.

Injured Teenager Recovers, Recuperates in Hospital

After several and intensive treatments, Nene Ekwute, the teenage house-help of Dr. Jude Mbama of St. Jude’s Hospital, who was injured in a domestic brawl, is currently recuperating in the hospital, THISDAY investigations can confirm.

Contrary to previous reports that the incident blinded her, the teen, who was said to have been injured on her left eye by the doctor’s 14-year-old son, was at the weekend, still on bed rest at the hospital located in FESTAC Town, Lagos.

Apapa Blast: Forensic Experts Yet to Rule out Bomb Explosion

Not certain of the actual cause of Wednesday’s twin explosions in Apapa, Lagos, police forensic experts, who are already investigating the blast are yet to rule out bomb explosion.

This is just as it was gathered that the anti-bomb operatives who stormed the scene of the blast in the early hours of yesterday to take the debris for forensic examination, had begun post-blast investigations to ascertain the cause of the explosion.

The forensic team had earlier encountered some hitches as security operatives attached to the Folawiyo Energy Limited (FEL), the tank farm, refused to allow men of the anti-bomb department access to the FEL premises.

FIFA World Cup Match: Nigeria Crashes, Loses 2-0 to France

Nigeria Monday lost to France in the  ongoing  FIFA World  Cup Football  match holding in Brazil.

The match   which was goaless during the  first half  with full of hope on the Nigerian side ended up with  two goals against Nigeria in the second half.  The two goals against Nigeria were scored  few minutes to the end of the  game in what  was a big disappointment to many Nigerian football fans.

The result was bad news to Nigeria as  the  country’s team would have to start  heading for home.

For France, the country  is expected to proceed to the next  level  in the ongoing world cup tournament.

Boko Haram Razes Police Station, Kills Council Boss's Son in Flesh Attack in Borno

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect  Monday invaded Shani Local Government Area of Borno state setting ablaze the Divisional Police Station and many other building in the town. They were said to have razed down shops and vehicles using Improvised Explosive Devices and petrol bombs.
The caretaker  chairman of Shani council, Alhaji Modu Walama who was said to have escaped series of attacks by assassins and terrorists in recent past, narrowly  escaped being killed by the terrorists who were poaching for him.

They were said to have attacked the council boss family house in Walama and killed one of his sons  when they discovered that the Chairman was not in the house. It was gathered from sources that the heavily armed terrorists invaded the town on motorcycles   and bombed the Divisional Police Headquarters at about 2:45pm on Monday, after they realized that almost all the policemen on duty had fled the area.

Looking for a Lifeline for Abiodun Onadeko

Chiemelie Ezeobi writes that 34-year-old Abiodun Onadeko desperately needs N6 million to enable him get a kidney transplant and restart life anew

After graduating with honours in Agric Economics from the University of Ilorin a few years back, Abiodun Onadeko had high hope of using his skill to help turn around Agro-service industry in Nigeria. But now that dream is threatened by kidney disease.
To survive it, Onadeko who is suffering from an end stage kidney disease requires N6 million for a kidney transplant. As a former manager in a small fish farm in Lagos, he can barely shoulder the burden of raising the fund alone.