Sunday, August 26, 2012
Jarmeu is a shining star, in every sense of the word. With his previous singles - 'e no eazy', 'heartbeat', 'am bad' earning him revered status to the collaborative viral LMAO cover of D'Banj's 'scapegoat' tagged 'D'Banger ft. Bon Jazzy – The Last', Jarmeu is next rated superstar.
The best of Jarmeu compilation starts with the unreleased freestyle by the singing and production whiz on Don Jazzy's enigma beat. Freestyle titled 'Better Days' is an inspirational song beautifully delivered by the artiste signed to Dee-R-S Tunes.
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Saturday, August 25, 2012
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Saidat, who initially declined to speak after the state government released the corpse of her husband to the family, said the loss would for a long time affect her psyche and the only child he left behind.
Saidat, who spoke in Yoruba language, muttered "I was at home when my phone rang, I picked the call only to be informed about the death of my husband. Immediately I heard it, I cannot explain how I felt at that moment and to come to reality of what has happened."
Vanguard gathered that she had earlier urged Joseph to resign from his job as a security officer at Kuramo Beach and to go for a better job elsewhere.
It was also learnt that Joseph who was employed by the company (name withheld) on March 6, 2008, earning N3, 000 weekly as salary, died while trying to rescue some residents.
Speaking on the death of Joseph and others, Area Commander of Crime Prevention Campaign of Nigeria, Mr. Gbenga Shobowe, said "I knew it would happen because that day, I did not know what held me back from joining other security officers in the rescue effort."
According to Shobowe, "immediately Joseph called me at about 3:00 am, I was reluctant to join them immediately. But about an hour later, I called the phone number of Joseph and his colleagues, Olorunwa to know how the rescue operation went, their numbers were switched off.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government yesterday, commenced the release of corpses to families to ensure prompt burial rites.
Chairman of Iru-Victoria Island Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Mr. Abayomi Daramola, said the corpses would be released to the families after they must have conducted screening for proper identification.
Daramola added that the state government would assist the families with the burial of the deceased.
He noted that the number of casualties would have been high had the LCDA not demolished several structures at the beach last June, and ordered the occupants to vacate the premises.
He explained that "we ordered them to vacate because of the security threat it posed to the state. The place had become hideout for criminals. According to him, "during the demolition, we discovered three pistols and other ammunitions which had been handed over to the appropriate authorities."
Daramola debunked the claim by the owners of the structures that the state collects ground rent from the occupiers.
He said: "There was never such levy being collected by the state government or the council from the occupiers. I challenge anyone to come forward with a copy of the receipt."
He added that what the state government collected from them was for the maintenance of the area because they littered the shoreline which the state spends huge sums of money to clean, by constantly clearing the refuse that were being deposited there.
Vanguard gathered that the bodies were deposited at the Isolo Mortuary. Meanwhile, at press time, no further body was recovered yesterday as five more bodies were said to be missing
AWKA—TWO persons were feared dead, yesterday in Onitsha and several others sustained serious injuries when rival groups loyal to two transport companies, Uguchukwu and Sons Limited and Mic Merah International Agency, engaged themselves in a free for all over ownership to the controversial Nwugo Motor Park at the Upper Iweka area of the town.
At the time of this report, stern-looking policemen in Onitsha had cordoned off the entire park and took over security to avert renewed hostilities to ensure security of lives and property following reports that the two factions were allegedly perfecting strategies to attack each other.
The incident was said to have started in the early hours of yesterday which prompted the police to storm the park and took control of security.
Addressing reporters yesterday, the manager of Nwugo Park, Chief Gregory Ezechukwu said he received information from his security men that policemen numbering over 50 accompanied by youths wielding machetes had taken over the park at about 3.30 am. Yesterday, lamenting that the incident took place despite court judgments and orders against Mic Merah over the ownership of the park.
He alleged that the Anambra State Police Command had not allowed the Inspector-General of Police, IG, to know about the court judgments and orders secured by Ugochukwu and Sons Limited against Mic Merah International Agency.
He said: "It is unfortunate that the police in Onitsha have compromised themselves and are being used to disobey the valid court judgments and orders we have secured in this matter, by refusing to forward same to the IG and the police legal department.
"The armed thugs who accompanied the policemen, chased away Ugochukwu and Sons staffers, broke into some offices while the policemen were shooting sporadically in the air apparently to scare us away. I had to tell my people to leave because we don't want to take laws into our hands and we don't believe in violence, since the court judgment is there.
"I went personally to see the Area Commander and gave him copies of the judgment and orders, but he still went ahead to deploy policemen to take over the park, thereby ignoring the court order, which to me, is an abuse of court process and I know, that the IG is not aware of this development."
He appealed to the IG, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar to order the withdrawal of policemen from the park which he said belonged the Ugochukwu and Sons and urged him to look into the case with a view to restoring the confidence of the people to police.
However, the Area Commander in Onitsha , Mr. Benjamin Wordu said Micmerah got court order which the police sent to the legal department and subsequently ordered the police to enforce the court order.
He however assured that if Ugocukwu and Sons got another court order vacating the subsisting order by Mic Merah, the police would enforce the order, adding that the police were not serving any interest group in the matter.
It will be recalled that an Onitsha High Court, presided over by Justice A . O. Okuma in a judgment on April 19, this year in a suit filed by Ugochuwku and Sons, against Emerah, held that the plaintiffs, Ugochukwu & Sons Limited and the Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria (ALBON) were not parties to suit No. 0/143/2001 in which the defendant, Chief Mike Emerah obtained an interlocutory order in 2001 restraining one Chief Joseph Ejiofor from interfering with his functions at the Nwugo Park.
A resident told Vanguard: "Two gunmen joined our Mosque for the early morning prayers and shot a worshiper at close range. He died on the spot.
"Two hours after the incident, a local Islamic cleric was trailed to another mosque by separate gunmen, who opened fire on the worshippers.
"The worshippers had to run for safety. But the cleric was shot dead before men of Joint Task Force, code-named Operation Flush II arrived at the scene and condoned off the area to prevent further attacks and killings."
He said the killings in Maiduguri had spread and continued to claim lives in Biu.
Confirming the incidents in Maiduguri, yesterday, spokesman of Borno State Police Command, Mr. Gideon Jibrin, said it was true that gunmen attacked two separate Mosques in Biu.
The attacks and killings, he said, occurred Monday night and in the early hours of yesterday, when the police headquarters received reports from the Biu Police Area Commander, indicating that two persons, including an Islamic cleric, were killed by unknown gunmen, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.
He said no arrests had been made, adding that providing information to the police will help in apprehending the culprits.
Jibrin urged residents to continue to cooperate with JTF and police, by providing information on the hideouts of criminals, who are terrorising innocent citizens, including soldiers and policemen in the state.
… as Suswam reads riot act to warring communities
BY Peter Duru
MAKURDI— Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has threatened to arrest and prosecute any paramount ruler in the state, who through commission or omission, encourages or fuels communal conflicts in any part of the state.
The governor handed down the warning in Otukpo, where he held a reconciliatory meeting with stakeholders and paramount rulers of the warring Ojantele and Ijekwu communities in Otukpo and Obi local government areas.
He said: "What has happened in your communities that led to deaths and destruction of lives and property is, to say the least, unacceptable and condemnable.
"It is more painful because we hardly hear of such sad developments in this part of the state; and that is the more reason why you must all talk to your people to desist from further escalating the crisis.
"I must also caution that if the fighting continues, we will not hesitate to apprehend the paramount rulers of the affected communities and if necessary, we will also not hesitate to depose them."
Soros' investment firm bought approximately 3.1 million class A shares, or 7.85 percent of the total Class A shares, a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed.
That comprises 1.9 percent of Manchester United, when the powerful Class B shares held by members of the Glazer family, who control and direct the club, are taken into account.
Class B shares enjoy 10 times the voting rights in the company as compared with Class A shares.
After an underwhelming initial public offering on August 10, shares in the club finished Monday at $13.06, down 6.7 percent from the IPO price of $14.
Still, the club earned $233 million from the IPO, which valued it at about $2.3 billion, making it the most valuable sports team in the world.
Monday, August 27th.
Turkish Airlines will offer four roundtrip flights from Istanbul to Kinshasa per week (Mondays,
Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) with introductory fares starting at $569 (taxes and fees
Kinshasa becomes one of more than 200 destinations Turkish Airlines currently flies to, including
direct, non-stop flights from its four U.S. gateways, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago
and Washington, D.C.
In April 2013, Houston will become the fifth U.S. gateway flying direct to Istanbul.
During the visit, President Jonathan will be received at the Leopold Sedar Senghor International
Airport, Dakar by Senegalese President, Macky Sall.
Both leaders will have a tete-a-tete at the Presidential Palace, Dakar, on how to deepen cordial
relations and promote trade between the two key countries in the West African sub-region.
The President is expected back in Abuja tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Uchenna was said to have committed the offence punishable under section 28 of criminal code vol.1 of the Revised Laws of Ogun State.
According to the prosecutor, Nnamdi, on July 28, 2012, at No 3 Olaiya Street, Adelemo, Sango Ota, Ogun State, forced the girl to bed.
The victim was said to be living in the same neighbourhood with the accused person before he committed the alleged crime.
Uchenna pleaded not guilty to the charge while the trial magistrate, S.T. Bello, adjourned the case for further hearing.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
An eye witness who does not want his name mentioned told our Correspondent that two gunmen came into the mosque before other congregations around 8pm and pretend as if they are waiting for the normal time for the Tarawih prayer., Unfortunately, one of the gunmen hid his AK47 rifles, under his Sallaya carpet, pointing out that as soon as they were about going out of the mosque after the prayers they heard a sound of gunshots, a situation that forced those who were inside and around the Mosque to run away for their dear lives.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Gabriel Jibrin said, some gunmen had on thursday trailed Alhaji Zannah to a Mosque in Polo Area, and after performing the Prayers altogether, the gunmen shot him dead and fled without being arrest.”
Jibrin said, already investigation has commenced with a view to arrest the culprits even as he added that the Joint Task Force has condoned off the area to prevent further attack and killings.
He stated that the security agencies are doing everything possible to ensure a hitch-free Ed-il Fitr celebration in and around the troubled state, adding that people should continue to cooperate with the JTF and the Police with information that will expose the hideouts of criminals in the state.
The accused said to be a pastor of an undisclosed church, was said to have allegedly had unlawful canal knowledge of Hope on 25th of June, 2012 after luring her into his room by sending her to buy noodles for him.
Narrating her ordeal to the court, the victim said the accused had raped her on three different occasions and threatened to kill her if she reported to anyone.
In her testimony before the court, the major witness, grand mother of the raped victim, Mrs. Mary Akhigbe said Hope who lives with her has neither father nor mother. She told the court that the accused who was their neighbor usually send the girl on errand including that fateful day, adding that in the course of searching for her, she heard some noise from the bedroom of the accused, and when she peeped into the room through the window, she saw the victim being sexually abused by the accused.
Counsel to the accused, Barrister Osa Uwagie, appealed to the court to grant his client who appeared frail, bail to enable him seek medical attention before the adjourned date.
The presiding Magistrate, Taye Omoruyi, granted the accused bail with the bond of N200, 000.00 and a surety who must be a civil servant from grade level 12, to enable him seek medical attention. Further hearing on the matter was adjourned to next week Thursday.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Chinese news agency, Xinhua , reported that the wanted gunman, who is suspected of killing nine and wounding several others in armed robbery attacks since 2004, was shot dead at southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
The news agency quoting the local police officers with the Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau, said Zhou was killedat the scene by police at Wosungou in Tongjiaqiao Village, in Qinjiagang Township of Chongqing's Shapingba District at 6:50 a.m.
"Police said that Zhou's DNA information provided by police in Jiangsu Province and his physical characteristics provided by police in Changsha City of Hunan Province laid a 'solid foundation' for the operation.
"Zhou was once found in the two provinces but later fled. Crews of criminal experts from Hunan and Jiangsu set off for Chongqing to assist in the ongoing hunt.
"Police also confirmed that the Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau won the praises of China's Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu immediately after the operation.
"The alleged serial killer, described as 'ruthless and highly dangerous' by China's authorities, has become infamous for robbing people withdrawing money from banks and repeatedly dodging police manhunts.
"Officials said the "Class-A" wanted suspect by China's Ministry of Public Security shot nine people dead and injured five others overthe past eight years. The latest victim was a Chongqing police officer who was trying to stop and question Zhou before he was shot over the weekend, Xinhua said.
Deputy Director of Currency, CBN, T. D. Daki, said this in Lafia, Nasa-rawa State capital, on Tuesday, at a conference on creating awareness on the Nigeria national symbols, organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA).
The Director-General of NOA, Mr Mike Omeri, speaking on the reason for the conference, stressed the need for giving deserved respect to our national symbols, adding that "they represent our collective history and combined aspiration."
Omeri, at a visit to the state deputy governor, Mr Dameshi Barau Luka, said "NOA has commenced a nationwide campaign to sensitise Nigerians on the importance of national symbols of the country, including the national flag, national anthem, national pledge, the coat of arms and the
The deputy governor, who represented Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, expressed confidence that the campaign would returnNigeria to the days when "citizens took pride in identifying with their nation wherever they are on the globe, by proudly displaying the national colours and other national symbols."
Founder of the OPC, Dr Frederick Fasehun, made the call at a news conference, stating that Jonathan should disregard those people who were demanding his resignation.
"It will be a bad precedence for a president to leave office because were demanding his removal.
"We cannot override the National Assembly to remove him, if the people think he deserves to be removed," he said.
Fasehun said only a fool would play the ethno-religious card in contemporary Nigerian politics, adding that "religion has no placein Nigerian politics or government."
He regretted the nonchalant attitude of some Nigerians to the security problems in the northern part of the country, lamenting that "nobody seems genuinely committed to the unity of Nigeria, which is very worrisome."
According to him, the lack of respect for the country percolated the entire system, while he urged Nigerians to review their contributions to the current situation in the country, so as to pull itback from the brink.
"No country has ever survived two civil wars. We have experienced one. Another civil war will be Nigeria's Armageddon," he said.
Fasehun said the only panacea available for the restructuring, reforming, redesigning and transforming the nation was a sovereign national conference.
"We have been calling for a sovereign national conference to solve our national question. If we don't sit down together to negotiate our future, Nigeria will implode and pass into history.
"If we continue to patch this pseudo-federalism together by the glue of the faulty 1999 Constitution, the ethnic nationalities will continue to wallow in suspicion, hunger, anger, poverty, ignorance and superstition," the OPC founder said.
Nigeian Tribune learnt that the rain, which started on Saturday and lasted till Sunday evening, wreaked havoc on virtually all thevillages, destroying farmland and all structures on the waterways.
It was learnt that the flood also destroyed three bridges linking the area with Nasarawa and Taraba states, including neighbouring local govenment areas of the state, while close to 1,000 houses were affected by the flood.
Nigeian Tribune learnt that more corpses were still being picked at various locations both within and outside the affected zone, while virtually all the farmlands were washed away in the unfortunate incident.
The transition committee chairman of Shendam Local Government Area, Honourable Kemi Nshe, told Newsmen that two hundred hectares of farmland were washed away by the flood in his local government area alone.
While on an assesment tour of the afected areas, the senator representing the Southern part of the state, Senator Victor Lar, described the
incident as unfortunate, adding that it was the first time the zone would experience such a downpour.
Lar said victims of the flood were undergoing hardship, adding that with the development, there was the likelihood of an outbreak of epidemics
in the area as a result of the displacement of over 1,500 persons.
Lar called on both the state and federal governments to come to the aid of the affected communities, saying that he had contactedthe Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), which had responded by sending team of officials to assess the level of destruction with a view to assisting the victims.
Apparently reacting to recent newspaper reports which claimed that three main groups comprising civilians, top military brass and foreigners were behind the rising upsurge in oil theft, the JTF contended that none of its rank and file was involved in oil bunkering.
In a statement issued by its media coordinator, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, a copy of which was obtained by the Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday, JTF said, "inasmuch as we may not be privy to the source of this claim, our concern is that this insinuation is grossly erroneous."
According to the statement, "these unsubstantiated insinuations are coming at a time when the Defence Headquarters has intensified the fight against illegal oil bunkering and the Federal Government through its Ministry of Petroleum Resources has declared that there is a positive growth in oil production in Nigeria."
While describing the claim as unfounded and baseless, the JTF said it was clear that the publication was a campaign of calumny by those whose horses had been gored by its operational activities in the Niger Delta, stressing that, "we have been accused of complicity by this set of criminals and yet, we recently arrested an oil thief whose two vessels were laden with 600,000 metric tonnes of crude oil, even when he attempted to bribe a senior officer of the JTF with $30,000 dollars, which the officer rejected and immediately ordered his arrest."
"On the whole, in the third quarter of the year, over 927 illegal refineries have been brought to complete extinction, 21 vessels, 86 barges, 293 Cotonou boats and surface tanks with total capacity of 17,515,320 litres of products have been destroyed by our operatives. 86 suspects have so far been apprehended and handed over to appropriate prosecuting authorities," the statement added
Speaking with newsmen in Kano at a press briefing, the state Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, noted that all IEDs been detonated by anti-bomb squad without harming anybody.
The CP listied various crimes, which had been curtailed by the command, as he said his men arrested a 20-year-old man, Ibrahim Musa, for allegedly killing one Yakubu Ahmed, also a 21-year-old, following a brawl over N50.
The command has also nabbed two staff of the Stanbic IBTC for allegedly paying out N21.8 million without authorisation.
He disclosed that rampant cases of rape continued in the state, saying, two elderly men, Alhassan Uba, 35 years and his friend, Yusuf Isah, 30 years, who jointly raped a 10-year- old and the motorbike used to abduct the innocent girl was also recovered.
Speaking on the alleged fraudulent transfer of money by the two staff of Stanbic IBTC, the CP noted that, on July 25, 2012, the General Manager of the bank discovered that the sum of N27, 850,000 was missing.
Mr Idris told the pressmen that as a result of in preventing crime in the state, a raid was carried out by his command, and a total of 102 suspects were nabbed at various hideouts and 11 vehicleswere recovered.
Giving the breakdown of exhibits recovered by the command, theCP said two pistols , nine double-barrel guns, 226 cartridges, 10 rounds of ammunitions and two AK47 Magazines were recovered.
Other exhibits recovered were two long sickle (barandami), one AK 47 riffle, sword one, 13 pump action, roll of PHCN cables, 200 rubber solutions and 12 knives.
He commended members of public for their positive assistance, noting that, security is a collective responsibility. He, therefore, urged them not to relent in their efforts of furnishing them with useful information, which can lead to the arrest of men of underworld
In a statement issued in Ilorin, on Tuesday by the union and signed by its national coordinator, Mr Kolo Jerry and its publicity secretary, Mr Muhammed Kotun, the body described any strike at this moment being out of selfish interest, "because it will not enjoy public support and
The union asked the NLC members where they were when the tariff of electricity supply was increased, saying, the NLC was now threatening the Federal Government that it would embark on strike over the delay in the payment of entitlements of PHCN workers in the country.
According to the statement, 'NLC and its allies must know electricity power is an essential service that runs economy for thebenefit of the masses, as it largely does not affect the government and elite, who still use generators to get power supply at the cost of the scarce resources."
The union said that, "we advise the NLC to feel the pulse of Nigerians on the PHCN, and they would be shocked about their responses on this matter not from the union's point of view, but the public's."