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Friday, 24 March 2017

Unknown Men Murder Young Boy Over Cashew Nuts In Kogi

A boy, identified only as Yahaya, has been attacked and killed by unknown persons on a farm in the Anyigba area of Kogi State.

According to residents, the killing occurred on Wednesday, while Yahaya, said to be a teenager, went to pick cashew nuts from his father’s farm. They alleged that the assailants attacked and killed Yahaya in order to escape with the cashew nuts.
It was learnt that the matter was reported at the Anyigba police division and police operatives mobilised to the scene to evacuate the remains of the boy.

A neighbour, identified only as Ibrahim, who shared the photographs on a social media, said nobody knew Yahaya’s killers. He added that the assailants killed Yahaya because of the cashew nuts he had gone to pick on his father’s farm.

He said, “This little boy was killed today (Wednesday) in the farm because of cashew nuts. May God rest his soul in peace.”

Our correspondent learnt that the police had begun investigations to unravel Yahaya’s killers.

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya, could not be reached for comment on the incident as of press time, as his telephone lines did not connect.
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Photos: Zendaya Wows At Dolce & Gabana Event


Hollywood actress and singer, Zendaya headlined the celebrities who turned out for a Dolce & Gabbana party Thursday night in Beverly Hills.The 20-year old, had eyes popping in one of the brand's numbers which featured a low-cut bustier bodice and full-length colorful skirt.

The bodice paired a black bra with sheer panel and the skirt featured wide black and white stripes and images of peasant women.
Zendaya, completed her look with bright red lip color and lashings of eye liner and mascara
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Soldier's Stray Bullet Kills Secondary School Boy In Benue

Stray bullets reportedly fired by soldiers attached to 707 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue State, has killed a secondary school pupil, identified as Ayew Atume.

According to Punch, Atume, a resident of Jato Aka in the Kwande Local Government Area of the state, was having a lunch in his parents’compound after returning from school on Tuesday when the stray bullet hit him.

He reportedly died at the spot.

It was also gathered that some members of a vigilance group in the community had intercepted a car conveying some suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The security guards were said to have found arms in the vehicle, which made them to detain the occupants.

A resident, who did not give his name, said the herdsmen alerted soldiers in the Kashimbila area of the state, who raced to the scene and allegedly freed the men, shooting continuously. In the process, one of the bullets killed Atume.

The resident said, “Youths keeping vigilance on the town acted on a tip-off and intercepted a vehicle conveying some suspected herdsmen who were in possession of arms. The suspects called soldiers in Kashimbila who then called their colleagues stationed in Jato Aka to rescue the men.

“The soldiers arrived at the scene and whisked the car and the occupants to their base. The continued insistence of the youth for the vehicle to be handed over to the police angered the soldiers who started shooting indiscriminately into the air to frighten them.

“Ayew (Atume) was killed by a stray bullet. The boy just returned from school and was taking his lunch in his parents’ compound near the scene of the incident when the bullet hit him. He died instantly.”

Another resident said several other persons were injured in the commotion that followed the shootings as people scampered to safety.

“The situation now is such that residents of the town are leaving, while commercial activities have been put to a halt.

The villagers are alleging conspiracy between the Fulani herdsmen and the soldiers to destroy the town. Many residents were injured on Tuesday by the soldiers’ bullets, including a community leader,” he added.

However, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 707 Special Forces Brigade, Makurdi, Maj. Olabisi Ayeni, debunked the claim that the pupil was killed by soldiers.

Ayeni, in a statement on Thursday, stated that the vigilantes had mounted an illegal roadblock in the community. He accused them of harassing motorists and other road users, adding that those rescued by soldiers were victims and not suspects.

“Youths in the town mounted an illegal roadblock, especially along the road linking Jato Aka to Taraba State, arresting innocent road users coming into Benue State.

“They detained some visitors, alleging they were Fulani herdsmen. Our soldiers got a distress call and moved there immediately. They were able to rescue seven people and they were moved to our base to ensure their safety.

“At the time of the arrest, they were searched and their vehicles were also searched, but nothing incriminating was found. The police were immediately contacted for further investigation if actually they were coming in with arms.

“While this was going on, the youth regrouped in their hundreds and surrounded the military base, demanding that the seven commuters be handed over to them.

“On the refusal of our troops to hand them over, they became aggressive and started throwing stones into our base. They later started firing at the camp. They destroyed our operational vehicles.

“They also killed a boy in the process. Furthermore, they attacked some traditional chiefs and the Sole Administrator of Kwande LGA who came to appeal to them.

“Our troops rescued the chiefs, but one of them was injured. Therefore, the claim that our troops are protecting Fulani herdsmen is not true. The illegally arrested commuters by the youths are not Fulani people; they are innocent Nigerians going about their business peacefully.

“The Nigerian Army has the constitutional responsibility to ensure the safety of all Nigerians. Inasmuch as we share the pains of those youths, we won’t allow any Nigerian to be unjustly punished or allow their fundamental rights to be tampered with,” the statement read in part.

The spokesperson warned youths against taking the law into their own hands, urging them to report any security breach to the army or the police.
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Janalle Monae rocks Sequin Dress

Janalle Monae Dazzles In Sequin Dress for an event
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Police rescues woman who attempted to jump into Lagos Lagoon (photo)

Just days after a medical doctor, Allwell Orji jumped into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge and died,  a woman Taiwo Titilayo Momoh almost made the same stunt today but for the quick intervention of police officers.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni told newsmen at the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, headquarters, Lagos Government Secretariat, Alausa, today that Momoh was in a taxi heading towards Oworonshoki on Third Mainland Bridge when she told the taxi driver to stop on the bridge.

According to Owoseni, the woman was about to jump into the water when a police patrol team on a routine patrol on the Third Mainland Bridge sighted her and rushed to save her before she jumped into the Lagoon.

Culled from Ladun Liadi
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Tanzania President Sacks Information Minister Without Notice

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked Information Minister Nape Nnauye on Thursday morning without notice.

Immediately after a new minister was named, the sacked minister addressed the media from his car at a hotel he was barred from entering by the police.

Nnauye confirmed that he was not consulted before his replacement but thanked the president for his trust and cooperation during his one year as minister.

Nape Nnauye’s sack comes a day after a report was released by an inquiry he set up to investigate Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda who was accused of storming the studios of a private radio and television station last week with armed policemen to threatened workers over a television programme.
The committee formed by the former minister found Makonda guilty and recommended measures be taken against him.

President Magufuli rejected calls by the public to dismiss Paul Makonda on Monday, which was the day the committe was formed.

“I believe in my abilities and don’t need anyone to make decisions on my behalf … I encourage you to keep working hard and not to be distracted by what they are saying on social media,” the president publicly backed Makonda.

The president named Dr Harrison Mwakyembe as the new Information Minister. He was previously the Constitution and Justice Minister which is now being managed by Professor Palamagamba Kabudi.
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Former Egypt President Hosni Mubarak Freed After Six Years In Detention

Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said.

He was ordered freed earlier this month after Egypt's top appeals court cleared him over the deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising. Mr Mubarak, 88, became president in 1981 after Anwar Sadat's assassination.

Mr Mubarak had been at Maadi Military Hospital since 2013, when he was transferred there on bail from Torah prison. He was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in 2012 of complicity in the killing of protesters who died at the hands of security forces in February, 2011.
Another trial was held and a judge decreed in May 2015 that Mr Mubarak could be released from detention.

However, the government of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi was reportedly reluctant to free him because of the public backlash that might accompany such a move.

Mr Sisi served as Mr Mubarak's military intelligence chief and led the military's overthrow of his democratically elected successor, Mohammed Morsi, in 2013.

In all, more than 800 people are believed to have been killed as security forces clashed with protesters in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and other cities around Egypt during the 18-day uprising that forced Mr Mubarak to resign.
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New Music : Na You by Toby Grey ft. #BBNaija's Soma

Leader of the Grey Nation camp Toby Grey ups the ante in this new music as a follow up to her trending hit tune “Applaudissez“. The new offering titled “Na U” features Big Brother Naija 2017 house mate Soma. The song was produced by the usual suspect Tyemmy, mixed and mastered by DaPiano.

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New Music: Glowreeyah Braimah – Jesus Is Here

Gospel artiste, Glowreeyah Braimah is here with a new song titled “Jesus Is Here” along with a message:
If you’re reading this,wherever you are(North,South,East or West),i’d like to re-assure you in this fast-paced generation,in these turbulent times; that you are never forsaken or forlorn;that your feelings can never trump the Lord’s dealings; that you are the cynosure of the Lord’s eyes; that you are loved and that you matter to His eternal purpose and kingdom agenda here on earth!
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Anything wrong with this little girl's outfit?

People are saying it's all shades of WRONG!... What's your take?
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Real reason Senate rejected 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee

The 82-year-old retired judicial officer, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor,  who told a Senate panel that Information Technology was not meant for people of his age and failed to recite the National Anthem, yesterday, had his nomination to be an ambassador rejected by the Senate.

Justice Nsofor, who retired from the judiciary in 2005 and came in frail and feeble for the Senate screening, had also dismissed questions about his capacity to work when he directed the senators to “go and ask Robert Mugabe who is still working.”

 He was one of the two of the 47 nominees presented by President Muhammadu Buhari that were rejected.

The other nominee was Mr. Jacob Daodu from Ondo State, who was rejected upon the security report on him by the Department of State Services, DSS.

The 45 others including Justice Adesola Oguntade from Lagos State were approved to represent the country abroad.

 The 51-page report on the screening of the 47 nominees presented by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, nevertheless, affirmed that Nsofor was not rejected because of his age but rather because of his satirical responses to questions and failure to answer many other questions. Presenting her report on Justice Nsofor, Senator Sunmonu said:

“His responses to the issues raised were either not answered or devoid of details and mostly satirical. For instance, we asked him to recite the National Anthem and he said we should have sent him a syllabus. A member of the committee asked him, if he knew about IT (and) he asked what is IT? And I told him Information Technology and he said, “it’s for your age, not mine. “Also when asked if he was not too old, he said we should go and ask Mugabe who is still working. He has shown his temperament.” 
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John Dumelo caught with two missing government vehicles

John Dumelo caught with state vehicle?

Government agents have caught popular actor, John Dumelo, with two state vehicles, it has been reported. One of the vehicles is a Toyota Land Cruiser V8, according to a report by the Daily Guide. .

He was said to have been caught with the Land Cruiser at a spraying shop in Accra where he had allegedly taken it to be resprayed. The vehicle is said to be one of the 200 vehicles the presidency says are missing.
The report said Dumelo initially said that the former first lady, Lordina Mahama, gave him the vehicle. Then he reportedly changed his tune, saying that bought it himself.

However, a look at the car's chasis number (VIN number) is said to have given him away. The actor reportedly handed over the car without any resistance. .

The actor was a staunch supporter of former president John Mahama ahead of the December election which he lost. 

John Dumelo caught with state vehicle?

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Man wants Divorce-seeking Wife to pay N3m Alimony

Bello U., a resident of Gidan Haki in Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State, has asked his divorce-seeking wife to pay N3 million for her freedom.
His wife, Aishatu, had sued Bello at the City Lower Shari’a Court, Sokoto, praying for a divorce.
Aishatu, who spoke through her lawyer, Abubakar Sani, told the court that her husband has no respect for her parents and other relatives.
She said there was no peace as husband and wife for five years.
“I am ready to pay N150,000 to Umar in order to divorce me, or the court should order the valuation of the exact amount to be given,” she said.
Bello, through’s counsel, Ibrahim Nata’ala, told the court that Aishatu must pay N3 million “due to the present economic recession in the country.”
“If she failed to pay the money, the court should allow the couple to settle with their relations on how best to settle the matter.”
The presiding judge, Justice Faruk Ibrahim adjourned the case till March 27, for continuation of hearing.

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Harvard University, London School Of Economics Debunk Dino Melaye’s Degree Claim

Harvard University in Boston, United States, on Tuesday debunked a claim by Senator Dino Melaye that he at no point in time graduated from the prestigious Ivy League school.
The school confirmed that Dino Melaye presented himself in November 2016 only for a one-week seminar in leadership and this doesn’t qualify anyone as a Harvard alumnus.
The fraudulent claims of possessing several degrees and certificates have continued to escalate as London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has also discredited the senator’s assertion that he possesses a degree from the UK university. The university stated that it had absolutely no evidence that the senator received any formal education at the reputable university. LSE is one of the higher institutions of learning where Melaye claimed that he had earned one certificate or another.
In an email to Sahara Reporters, Candy Gibson, a Senior Media Relations Officer at LSE, stated,
We have checked our records and can find no evidence of Dino Melaye having any degree qualification from the London School of Economics and Political Science.”
The flamboyant Senator claimed that he obtained seven degrees from several institutions, including Harvard and LSE.
On various sites, including the official Senate online page as well as social media forums as LinkedIn and Twitter, Melaye has bragged over eight post graduate degrees he has both home and abroad. This claim has been exposed as bogus after a colleague of his, Senator Ali Ndume urged the Senate’s Ethics and Privileges Committee to investigate allegations that Melaye didn’t properly graduate from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria (ABU).
Melaye has been caught in a major certificate scandal in which Examination Officers at the Department of Geography, ABU, where he took undergraduate classes, alleged that he did not graduate from the institution. They went further to say that the documents he presented to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were manipulated between Melaye and his then Head of Department, Prof. David Ogbonna.
The Examination Officers pointed out that he was registered in the university as Daniel Jonah O. Melaye, a name they said was neither in the graduation brochure of ABU when his set graduated, nor found in any other graduation document. In particular, the exam officers pointed to how during his final year, the HOD added 2-course units to boost Melaye’s CGPA.
Melaye was alleged to have bribed university officials to produce fake transcripts, on the basis of which he attended a program at the University of Jos, the University of Abuja, and currently at ABU.
Several of his classmates and comrades also reportedly disputed his claim that he was a Students’ Union Government President at ABU, at best, they stated he was a president of the National Association of Geography Students (NAGS) from where he was impeached for fraud.

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