Police shoot at protesting LAUTECH students, injure three

Mobile policemen shot at the students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Friday, injuring three of them.

Three other students were arrested.

Our correspondent learned that the students were shot at while they were protesting on the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway over the prolonged closure of the school.

The university has been shut down since June 2016 over ownership and funding crises caused by the two owner states, Oyo and Osun States.

Since then, the Students’ Union Government of the school had paid several visits to the Ooni of Ife, the Olubadan of Ibadan, the Alafin of Oyo and other traditional rulers in the two states to help them appeal to the state governments.

Meanwhile, to solve the problem of funding, there have been rumours that the owner states were planning to increase the tuition from N65,000 for students who are indigenes of Osun and Oyo states and N75,000 for non-indigenes to N350,000 respectively.

As a result of this development, about 100 students took to the streets on Friday to protest against the six-month closure of the school and the rumoured increase in tuition fees.

While the protest was going on, our correspondent gathered that several policemen fired teargas at some of the students, while shooting rubber bullets at others.

One of the injured students, Fawole Israel, said he was shot at three times by the police while he was on a motorcycle.

He said, “The protest was meant to be peaceful, but the police came and caused chaos. I was shot at three times. I fell down from a motorcycle. While I fell down, a policeman used the butt of his gun to hit me on the head. My head bled.

“We have been doing nothing for the past six months and this is not helping us. We are about to lose a full academic session. That was why we had to protest.”

A member of the school’s SUG who was also among those protesting, Abdulfatah Oloyede, said the police injured three students and arrested three others.

“Right now, we don’t know the whereabouts of those arrested. The injured ones have been taken to the hospital for treatment. The protest was meant to be peaceful, but the mobile police came and caused chaos. They started shooting at students. This is terrible,” he said.

Another student, Okedara Ridwan, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to come to the aid of the students.

Repeated calls to the spokesperson for the Oyo State Police Command, DSP Ajisebutu Adekunle, for reaction were not answered as of the time of filing this report.

A text message sent to him was also not responded to.

Motorcyclists clash with police in Ibadan over N50 bribe, 1 dead

There was pandemonium yesterday at Moniya , Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, when a policeman allegedly killed a motorcyclist over N50 bribe.

Two other people were shot by police officers attached to Moniya Police Station in Akinyele Local Government.

An eyewitness said trouble started when a motorcyclist carrying two passengers refused to stop when he was flagged down by a police officer.

He was reportedly hit in the head with a baton.

The motorcyclist reportedly fell off the bike and died on the spot.

It was gathered that the deceased’s colleagues threatened to burn down the police station.

In an attempt to scare them off, the police were alleged to have released tear gas and shot into the air.
Unfortunately, two people were hit by stray bullets. They are receiving treatment.

Police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu confirmed the death of the motorcyclist but denied he was hit by the police.

According to Ajisebutu, “Due to a stop and search by the police, a motorcyclist who was carrying three passengers, refused to stop as ordered by the security officers.

“As he was trying to escape, he ran into a pothole, fell and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

“As a result of this, his colleagues attacked a police patrol vehicle and seized an AK-rifle which was later recovered.

“Not done, they headed to Moniya Police Station, threatening to burn down the station.

“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) said five suspects were arrested.
“There was no shooting. Later, the DPO held a meeting with them.

“Normalcy had since returned to the area as the Commissioner of Police enjoined residents to go about their business.”

Man gruesomely murdered on 24th birthday

A family, whose son was shot dead in Ojuelegba, Lagos, on his 24th birthday, has cried out to police for justice against the assailants who gruesomely murdered their child.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that Afenghide George was fatally shot on Nov. 27, few days after an hotelier allegedly threatened him with gun following an argument.

But according to the deceased’s father, Mr Matthew George-Umaigba, the four suspected killers of his son were seen moving about freely in the area.

“It is painful for my son to be killed at his youthful age, yet, the killers are walking freely.

“I want justice to be done in this case. I don’t want my son to die in vain while the killers are moving freely. I am in pain,’’ said the deceased’s father.

Narrating the events leading to his son’s killing, the bereaved father told NAN that on Nov. 25, Afenghide and some friends visited Civic Motel, located at 63, Ojuelegba Road, Surulere.

The hotel is three buildings from the victim’s house.

According to him, the hotel manager, simply identified as Solomon (a.k.a Sanction), accused Afenghide of disrespecting him and an argument ensued.

“Solomon brought out a short gun and attempted to shoot Afenghide.

“My son quickly pull up a table to defend himself and escaped out of the hotel,’’ said the deceased’s father.

George-Umaigba said that some boys, led by one Adams, met his son the following day and accused him of insulting their god-father, Solomon.

“They argued and the gang threatened to deal with him. Later that day, Solomon and five other men came to my house to report my son to me.

“I begged them for forgiveness. My son was however, not happy that they came to report after they have used gun to threaten his life.

“On Nov. 27, at about 8pm, while my son was seeing off a friend, two motorcycles carrying two persons grabbed my son and started shooting him in the head, chest and stomach and left him in the pool of his blood thinking he was dead.

“Some people took Afenghide to LUTH in a tricycle. He was in LUTH for seven days before he died at about 3am the day he was to celebrate his 24th birthday,’’ said the father of the deceased.

According to him, the matter was reported at the Surulere Police Station where Solomon said in his statement that some cult boys he identified as Adams, Musa, Timaya and Idimu, killed Afenghide.

George-Umaigba said Solomon, however, denied masterminding the killing and promised to produce the assailants but failed to do so.

“He even promised to take care of the medical bills.
“After my son died, the police re-arrested Solomon and two others – Ibrahim and Abbas – and detained them at State CID, Panti for investigation.

“The police visited the crime scene, hospital and the hotel for further information but would not release the corpse for burial until autopsy is carried out,’’ he said.

Afenghide, until his gruesome murder, worked with a plastic company in Ijesha, Lagos and was the second child of six children in the family.

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident and the arrest when contacted.

Badmos said the police were on the trail of other members of the gang, stressing that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.

Nigerian mum delivered of baby with two heads

A new born baby delivered on Tuesday at a hospital in Ogudu on the outskirts of Lagos.

The baby has two heads with oxygen tube strapped on each, a neck, chest, two legs and two hands.

Doctors at Med-In Specialist Hospital, Osogbo Street, who took the delivery, said the baby was born around 6:30pm on Tuesday through an elective caesarean section. Its mother, surgeon and nurses entered the theatre prepared to take delivery of a set of twins as indicated by the various scans she underwent in the course of the pregnancy.

But what they saw were two heads sharing a body.

At the hospital yesterday, it was gathered that the baby was resuscitated and transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) for advance care.

According to one of the nurses who was in the delivery room, they had prepared two cots for each of the twins but were shocked when they saw that they were conjoined.

“This is the first time I am seeing anything like this. I have watched it in movies but seeing it in real life was such an experience for me. Thankfully, the surgeon ensured that they survived.

“As I speak to you, the mother doesn’t know the condition of the babies. She still believes and expects to carry her twins. We haven’t told her yet. Only her husband was brought into the theatre to see his children and he was the one who went with the doctors to LUTH,” said the nurse.

In medical parlance, the condition is known as Parapagus. It is a rare form of partial twinning where there are two heads and two necks side by side on one torso.

Such cases are rampant in India and doctors say they cannot be separated since they have only one pair of arms and one pair of legs and one heart. This disorder is different from conjoined twins as the baby has only one set of internal organs. The extremely rare case is thought to be brought on during the early stages of pregnancy as a result of genetic mutation.

Med-In Hospital Manager Dare Moses said the baby was taken to LUTH so that tests can be conducted to ascertain if they share also vital organs like hearts and lungs.

He said: “There is need to find out if they share major organs together. They may have to be flown abroad for separation if they have separate hearts and other vital organs. It is possible for them to survive. I have seen cases of twins like this in movie surviving and living normal lives.

“Normally, when we have cases of pregnant woman expecting twins, we usually go for elective caesarean, which was what the mother opted for.

“But when the doctor was trying to extract one of the babies (first one), it got stuck and when he examined further, he discovered that there were two heads in one body. We are happy that the baby was delivered alive and placed on oxygen. Both heads were alive.

“It was really amazing. I am proud and thankful that we delivered the baby alive. Yes, several scans were done by the mother in the course of pregnancy at different places, but none discovered any abnormality. We are thankful that the operation was successful.”

According to a doctor, who refused to be named, the babies were meant to come as identical twins and must have shared the same sac and placenta.

She said: “Nobody can specifically say the reason for the condition. At different stages during pregnancies. Twins divide but these ones didn’t divide fully. We can’t really say if they have only two pairs of legs and hands, there’s a possibility the other pairs are inside. But we don’t know yet.

“There are so many things we can’t really determine physically. That’s why several scans would be conducted, including CT Scans, to know their exact condition and the best option.

“It is a situation that would be best managed abroad because it requires the putting together of a team of paediatric surgeons who must have the best facilities, which we do not have presently on Nigeria.

“We have good doctors but the materials are not there. Specialists in different fields would be working on them at the same time if they are to be separated. Chances of their survival in Nigeria are very poor giving the realities of our society.

“If they can’t be separated and are left to survive, people might ridicule them or see them as curses, which isn’t good. But in other climes, some conjoined twins have survived to adulthood and they are doing fine.

“You should also know that it would be very expensive to foot the bills, and it isn’t what any parent can handle alone. The government and good spirited individuals would have to assist them so that the kids stay alive. All we want is to give them as much chances as they can possibly get to survive.

“Our medical system in Nigeria is in poor shape. Even at the teaching hospitals, chances are that they may not even have those necessary equipment to support survival of children like this. There is need for a multi-specialist team, drawn from various teaching hospitals, to handle cases like this and they should be provided the right equipment.”

The Ministry of Health has been notified of the development. The hospital plans to inform the baby’s mother.

Xmas Chicken Beware! Bird flu resurfaces in Kano

The Avian influenza, commonly referred to as the Bird flu virus has resurfaced in Kano state.

According to Dr Shehu Bawa, the Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the outbreak was recorded in one of the poultry farms in the state.

He said the affected farm had been depopulated while stringent measures were taken to prevent the spread of the disease.

He then called on Nigerian farmers to immediately report to the appropriate authority outbreak of the disease in their respective farms to enable government take prompt action.

Man allegedly beats wife to coma for investing children's fees in MMM

Forty-five year old Mark Friday, has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife to a coma because she allegedly using the money meant for their children’s school fees to invest in the MMM Ponzi scheme.

Reports say the man gave his wife, Ekamma, N280,000 to pay their three children’s fees she decided to play a fast one and invested all the money into the scheme without telling her husband.

The bubble eventually burst with the freezing of the accounts of the scheme some days ago. It also coincided with the school sending a letter to Friday that his children would not be allowed to write their examinations if he failed to pay their fees which were to balance up the part payment he had earlier paid.

Surprised, Friday asked his wife why she had not paid the money he gave her some weeks earlier, she opened up and confessed that she had invested the money in MMM.

Reports say Friday was so enraged that he locked the door to their apartment and descended on his wife, beating her to a pulp before neighbours could force the door open and rescue her.

Seeing the unconscious woman on the floor, a neighbor rushed to a nearby police station and reported the case, leading to Friday’s arrest.

My husband impregnated my sister twice, wife tells court

A 55-year-old trader, Mrs Saidat Abu, on Thursday told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos that her husband was a flirt who impregnated her younger sister on two occasions.

She said this while responding to a suit filed by her husband, Momodu, alleging threat to his life by his wife.

Saidat, who alleged that her husband did not only commit adultery but incest, said, “My husband was having an affair with my sister, he impregnated her and aborted the pregnancy on two occasions.

“I decided not to fight him in order to save my marriage.”

The mother of two also described her husband as a wicked and callous man.

She said, “My husband took me to the hospital and connived with the doctor to remove my womb so that I will not be pregnant again.

“After destroying my womb, he is now telling me that he wants to marry another woman so that he can have a son that will inherit his property.

“He also told me he wants to sell our house so that he can settle our daughters and rent an apartment for me before he moves on with his life.”

She, however, begged the court not to grant her husband’s request, saying she was still in love with him.

She said, “Who will marry me now after my husband has destroyed my womb? Please do not grant his request.”

Her husband, a 60-year-old businessman, had approached the court to end his 33-year-old marriage over his wife’s alleged fetish act.

He said, “My wife is fetish; I came back from work one day and discovered a portion in my compound was cemented.

“I was curious to know what was buried in the ground, so I called my people and we dug the ground and saw a charm buried there.

“My wife wanted to kill me so that she can inherit my property.”

The petitioner presented as evidence pictures of the buried charm.

Momodu also said that his wife does not cook or wash his clothes.

He said, “My wife cannot do any house chore; I am married but living like a single man, I can no longer tolerate her.”

He further accused his wife of inscribing “This house is not for sale ” on the wall of his house without his consent.

The petitioner urged the court to terminate the marriage, saying he was fed up.

The court’s president, Mr. Adegboyega Omilola, after listening to the couple, adjourned the case till Feb. 7 for further hearing.


Man kills mother, buries her in soakaway

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 33-year-old man, Segun Ogunlusi, for allegedly killing his 60-year-old mother, Abimbola Ogunlusi, and later burying her in a soakaway.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday, December 13, 2016,  on Oketunde Street, Molatori, Ogijo, in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect was said to have been arrested following a report from his younger sister, Yetunde Ogunlusi.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Yetunde had reported to the police that she left their mother at home when she was going to work on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

The spokesman for the police added that when the complainant got back home at about 7.15pm, she could not find her mother.

Oyeyemi said, “She further stated that when she inquired from her elder brother, Segun, who was at home with their mother, the explanation given by her brother was not satisfactory enough.

“Based on her report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo Division, Ahmed Tijani, led a team of policemen to the house situated on Oketunde Street, Molatori, Ogijo, and the suspect was promptly arrested.”

Oyeyemi said during investigation, the police discovered that the Segun stabbed his mother to death and hurriedly buried her in a soakaway very close to the house.

“The reason for his action is still under investigation,” Oyeyemi added.

The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed that the case be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran , Abeokuta.

Wizkid faces jail term in Uganda, issued warrant of arrest (Photos)

After cancelling his end of the year concerts on his doctor’s order and apologising to Nigerian and Ugandan fans, a Ugandan court has issued a warrant of arrest to Wizkid on charges of obtaining money by false pretense, cheating and, conspiracy to defraud, designed by Face TV lawyers of Muwema Co. Advocates and Solicitors.
According to the Ugandan.com.the filed affidavits show how between August 29th and November 29th 2016, Face TV paid to Sunday Are, Wizkid’s Manager a total performance fee of USD60,000, a brokerage fee of USD5,000 and USD3,000 as per diem for the days they were to spend in Uganda.

After their approval, the organizers proceeded to incur substantial expenses in bookings and re-bookings of flights, hotel, venue, advertisements and promotions for the concert to the tune of over USD300, 000. In the meantime, over 25,000 people had already bought tickets in anticipation of the concert.
Wizkid was slated to perform at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala on December 3rd 2016 but did not turn up.
The Magistrate has ordered police to produce the pair in the Kampala Court before or on January 16th 2017. The three counts the duo faces attracts three years each.

Passenger checks in at airport wearing only his underwear (Photos)

 A passenger has checked in at an airport wearing only swimming trunks, leaving fellow holidaymakers shocked.
Greig Bannatyne was spotted checking in for a South African Airways flight at Malawi airport.Greig had been taking part in a charity swim across Lake Malawi but forgot to bring a change of clothes to fly home in.

Greig and his team mates from Mad Swimmers took part in a sponsored swim across Lake Malawi .But when the bus arrived to take them to the airport for their flight home, Greig from Johannesburg, realised he had no clothes to change into.

According to Daily Mirror,seeing the funny side, instead of lending him some clothes his team mates dared him to fly home in his tiny speedos instead.

Greig said

: “Somehow I didn’t get this memo and everyone else had made sure they had a top and shorts to throw on for the 6hr boat trip back.So while we enjoyed our victory beers, I was still in my speedos””It really spiralled from there with more and more of the swimmers and support crew pledging money if I attempted to fly home in my speedos.”We did a 4-hour bus trip and arrived at the airport.

“Immediately we had a security guard inform us that I could not enter like this, after explaining that it was for charity he let us go past.”We went through the first security point and checked in without much of an issue.

 “There were lots of smiles and shaking of heads in laughter, the staff behind the check in counter were almost in tears and insisted that I needed an aisle seat so that everyone could see me on the plane.”

Greig received mixed reactions from passengers at the airport, with many taking pictures and posting them on social media.

He made it to passport control before security requested he get dressed before boarding the plane.

Greig said: “It was on my way to passport control that I was asked by the police a couple of questions.They were very friendly and we went to a room where they were trying to understand what I was doing. Unfortunately as we didn’t have any official papers validating this they requested that I put my top and shorts on.”

 Greig’s near naked journey home boosted the money raised from their charity swim, raising almost £2,000.

(Photo) Lagos mob kills LASTMA commander over motor boy’s death

The Zonal Head of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Apapa, Bakare was on Thursday beaten to death by suspected okada riders and touts in Apapa area of Lagos.
It was learnt that Olatunji, who was the zonal head of the agency in the Apapa area, had led a team of officials to the area in a patrol van to arrest erring motorists at about 11am. Tanker drivers, who parked their vehicles on the road fled on sighting the enforcement agents.
PUNCH learnt he LASTMA van was said to have ran into an assistant driver (motor boy) while he struggled to escape arrest.The boy, whose name had yet to be ascertained, was reportedly sleeping by the roadside.
He died on the spot.
Angered by the boy’s death, his friends were said to have regrouped and went on the rampage, killing Olatunji in the process.
A mechanic in the area, Uthman Salau, said another LASTMA official was injured, while others fled the scene.

He said, “The drivers were relaxing around 10.30am when they saw a LASTMA van approaching. They felt the officials had come to arrest them for parking vehicles indiscriminately. So, they ran away. A motor boy, who was sleeping beside a tanker, was woken up by the commotion. Before he could escape from the spot, the LASTMA van hit him and he died instantly.
“One of the drivers, who saw the boy lying in a pool of blood, called his colleagues and they stormed the scene with cutlasses, bottles and all sorts of weapons. The officials fled with the van except their team leader (Olatunji). They stabbed him to death.”

However, an eyewitness, who gave his name only as Issa, said the operatives had flagged down a motorist, who refused to stop, adding that the agency’s van knocked down the boy as they gave the driver a chase.

“LASTMA agents are fond of extorting money from motorists on roads around here. Their leader waited behind after his men had fled, thinking that he could pacify the angry youth. But he was not lucky. They  killed him,” he said.

A LASTMA official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said his colleagues had been under fire for lax enforcement which made them to intensify operations in the area.

He said, “Ordinarily, they would not have gone for operations in that area. However, two weeks ago, the management was angry that we have not performed to expectation in terms of enforcement. Each zone was asked to generate N12m by December 19. So, we are under pressure to deliver. That is the reality we are battling with.”

LASTMA spokesperson, Mahmud Hassan, said investigation had commenced to ascertain the cause of the incident. He, however, refuted the claim that the agency was mandated to generate revenue.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, in a text message, said the case was under investigation.

Ban lists achievements as UN Sec-Gen, says `I have more regrets’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Outgoing UN Scribe, Ban Ki-moon, said on Friday that he had more regrets leaving office after a two-term tenure than celebrations.

Ban, who made the remarks during his final press briefing as secretary-general, with the UN Correspondents, emphasised his sadness over the ongoing hot-beds around the world.

“I regret leaving so much for my predecessor but I’m urging that we should do more to come to agreement on finding solutions to humanity problems,” Ban said.

He, however, noted some notable achievements during his tenure, pointing out the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement and the Women Inclusiveness in UN appointments.

“We are living in era of turmoil and challenges. The world leaders have shown commitment through adopting 2030 agenda and 17 sustainable development goals that cover every aspect of humanity.

“If we can achieve that, then the world would be a better place to live.

“On Climate change also, I was able to mobilise world leaders to achieve the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

“Nobody can change it. That is something I am proud of.

“We will continue to support the global momentum behind the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

“Climate action means jobs, growth, cleaner air and better health. Leaders from across the globe and on every front understand this – from Fortune 500 CEOs to Governors and Mayors.

“The Paris Agreement on climate change is a precious achievement that we must support and nurture. There is no turning back.”

On gender parity, he said: “At least I have tried to change the mentality of male society that men should live together equally with men.

“That there should be gender parity because there are more women living on this planet earth than men and we must give them more opportunities politically, economically and socially.

“During my term, I appointed more women into positions of responsibility than my seven predecessors combined,” he said.

The outgoing UN chief commended the incoming secretary-general Antonio Guterres for appointing women into the three top UN positions in list of his first appointments.

“I am also happy that my successor has started on a good footing by appointing women into high level positions at the UN.

“It is my hope that continuing from here, by 2030, we would have been able to achieve equal 50:50 appointments for men and women in positions of leadership at the UN and all over the world.”

The outgoing UN chief also stressed his regrets over the continuing impasse over Aleppo.

“Aleppo is a heart-breaking for me,” the UN chief added, further regretting the impasse at the Security Council fueled by the five Permanent Members, over Syria”.

“The carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience.

“Aleppo is now a synonym for hell.

“As I told the Security Council three days ago, we have collectively failed the people of Syria.

“Peace will only prevail when it is accompanied by compassion, justice and accountability for the abominable crimes we have seen.”

He added that he was closely following the deteriorating situation in South Sudan.

“This week marks the third anniversary of the fighting. The country’s leaders have betrayed their people’s trust, and have squandered a peace agreement. Tens of thousands lie dead,” he regretted.

He also regretted that Member States had stepped back from their responsibility to protect citizens.

“International community respects countries sovereignty but when governments are not willing or able to protect people’s lives and people’s lives are at risk, the international community has to respond.”

Ban assumed office as UN scribe on Jan. 1, 2007 and bows out of office on Dec. 31, 2016.

Guterres, who will succeed Ban, will assume office on January 1, 2017, for the next five years.

At last Super Falcons’ players, officials paid as govt releases funds

Super Falcons during a training session

The Nigeria Football Federation says it has started paying players and officials of the Super Falcons their outstanding allowances after receiving the money from the Federal Government on Friday.

This is according to a statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s spokesman and made available in Abuja.

The statement quoted NFF’s Head of Women’s Football, Ruth David as saying, “the bank accounts of the players and officials are being credited as we speak.

“They will all receive credit alerts of the monies due to them, as released by the government, before the end of the day.”

The monies were for the Super Falcons’ participation at the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals, which the team won after defeating hosts Cameroon 1-0 in the final in Yaounde on 3rd December.

Olajire said the money released by the Federal Government included allowances due to players and officials of the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria, played in Uyo in November.

“A breakdown of the Super Falcons’ monies showed that each player got the sum of N5,494,500, less the sum of N600,000 that was earlier paid to each of the players at various times by the NFF.

“The amount is at the rate of $17,900 (converted to naira at the official rate of N305 to $1), plus the sum of N15,000 camp allowance and N20,000 transport allowance.

“All the monies were converted at the official rate of N305 to $1.

“Head Coach Florence Omagbemi got a total of N11,014,000 less the sum of N800,000 paid to her earlier.

“Assistant coaches Ann Chiejine, Perpetua Nkwocha and Bala Mohammed, as well as the backroom staff were N8,274,250 richer, less the N500,000 earlier paid to each of them.

“The equipment manager got a total of N4,114,625, less the N500,000 earlier paid to her,” the statement said.

The players had embarked on protest following the failure of the NFF to pay their outstanding allowances.

On Wednesday they took their protest to the National Assembly where they were addressed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who promised them that they would be paid in 48 hours.

A correspondent who visited the A guru Hotel, where the players were staying he discovered that they had a left the hotel.

World's most overcrowded jail' where over 3000 inmates are cramped into cells built for 800

 Shocking images show cramped Quezon City Jail in the Philippines .

An investigation by Sky News reveals that despite being built to only house 800 inmates ,Quezon City Jail currently has more than 3,000 inmates .

Skin diseases are spreading rapidly in the confined spaces, which can see up to 10 people share a single bunk.After the jail’s population went above 4,000 at the height of the over-crowding crisis in August, the warden successfully won a court application to stop receiving new arrivals.

But officers at the jail now fear that suspension could be removed as pressure on the country’s justice system continues to build.

That would be a big problem for us, because they will get sick, they don’t have enough space to sleep. They don’t have enough area wherein they can move” said jail officer Lucila Abarca.
“Most of the inmates here are not visited by their families, so they just have to be content with what is provided by the government, which is not enough”, she added.

President Rodrigo Duterte”s crackdown on drugs has seen more than 40,000 drug-related arrests since July but the impact on jails has meant many inmates are forced to sleep in recreation areas as there is no room whatsoever in cells.

More than 130 people sleep in cells built for no more than 30.Lying side by side, the criminals do not even have enough room to stretch out.


EFCC Docks Man over N300k Employment Scam (Photo)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 15, 2016 arraigned one Idris Obaro before Justice A. I. Kutigi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja on a 3-count charge of fraud to the tune of N300,000.00 (three hundred thousand naira)
Obaro was said to have presented himself as head of finance, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Abuja. In that assumed capacity, he allegedly promised to secure a job for the complainant in the ministry and succeeded in defrauding him to the tune of N300, 000.00 as fee for employment letter.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the counts. 
Justice Kutigi admitted the accused person to bail in the sum of N250, 000.00 (two hundred and fifty thousand naira) with one surety in like sum. The surety must be a civil servant not below salary grade level 8.
The case has been adjourned to March 2, 2017 for hearing.

Photos from Zahra Buhari's Henna pre-wedding ceremony

 President Buhari’s daughter Zahra held her cultural henna pre-wedding ceremony yesterday.This comes after the federal government denied public funds is being used to fund the wedding.

By 2pm today, Zahra’s wedding to Ahmed Indimi will take place .

Blac Chyna reveals she was forced to ‘hide’ first pregnancy with Tyga

Blac Chyna has revealed she fully enjoyed her pregnancy with baby Dream something she didn’t get to do  during her first pregnancy with Cairo,her son with Tyga.
The 28 year old  recently revealed she was forced to “hide” her pregnancy with King Cairo. Blac Chyna said in a preview for an upcoming episode of “Rob & Chyna: Baby Special.”

“With my first pregnancy, I didn’t do a maternity shoot, I didn’t have a baby shower. Having to hide your pregnancy is just not a good feeling. So now, with this baby, it’s really important everybody that supported me share this moment,”

Man who lost penis to flesh-eating bug tells wife she can 'look for sex elsewhere'

 A man who can never have sex again after a ‘horror operation’ saw him lose most of his penis to a flesh-eating bug has spoken of his heartbreaking ordeal.

Cancer patient Andrew Lane, 61, contracted the potentially fatal infection necrotising fasciitis following surgery to remove his prostate gland at Southend Hospital in Essex.He was left fighting for his life and, although he survived, his genitals were so badly damaged that he lost most of his penis and is no longer able to have sex with wife of 14 years Sue.

So much diseased tissue had to be removed that it also left him with a protruding stomach, where the outer tissue had been “eaten” away.

He told The Sun:

“As a man you never know how much you will miss your penis until it’s gone.
“I went into hospital a cancer patient for what doctors said would be a routine operation and came out without my manhood.”

 He said that all he and Sue, 59, can now do in the bedroom is “remember the good times”

“I do miss having sex with my wife,”I’ve told her she can look for it elsewhere.”

 Andrew was forced to use a catheter and colostomy bag for two years and has had to have a special device fitted to help him urinate.

Man kills, buries mother in soakaway (Photo)

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 33-year-old man, Segun Ogunlusi, for allegedly killing his 60-year-old mother, Abimbola Ogunlusi, and later burying her in a soakaway.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday, December 13, 2016,  on Oketunde Street, Molatori, Ogijo, in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect was said to have been arrested following a report from his younger sister, Yetunde Ogunlusi.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Yetunde had reported to the police that she left their mother at home when she was going to work on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.
The spokesman for the police added that when the complainant got back home at about 7.15pm, she could not find her mother.
Oyeyemi said, 

“She further stated that when she inquired from her elder brother, Segun, who was at home with their mother, the explanation given by her brother was not satisfactory enough.
“Based on her report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo Division, Ahmed Tijani, led a team of policemen to the house situated on Oketunde Street, Molatori, Ogijo, and the suspect was promptly arrested.”

Oyeyemi said during investigation, the police discovered that the Segun stabbed his mother to death and hurriedly buried her in a soakaway very close to the house.
“The reason for his action is still under investigation,” Oyeyemi added.
The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed that the case be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran , Abeokuta.

Hilary Duff fires back after she was criticised for kissing her son on lips

 Hollywood star Hilary Duff has lashed out after she was criticised for kissing her 4year old son on the lips .

Duff had posted a sweet photograph to Instagram of herself kissing her little boy at Disneyland, but was soon flooded with negative comments. She then fired back with another post, asking critics to unfollow her..
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In 2010 a doctor caused outrage after claiming that kissing kids on the lips is “confusing” for them.
Dr Charlotte Reznick, a child and educational psychologist said:

 “If you start kissing your kids on the lips, when do you stop? It gets very confusing.
“As a child gets to 4 or 5 or 6 and their sexual awareness comes about (and some kids have an awareness earlier – as when we notice they start masturbating at 2 or 3 sometimes – they just discover their private parts and it feels good), the kiss on the lips can be stimulating to them.”

Revealed: Power game that caused Magu’s rejection as EFCC chairman

The Senate yesterday rejected the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman.
After a long closed session, the Senate drafted the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, to address reporters and announce the rejection of Magu’s nomination.
Abdullahi said the Senate’s decision not to confirm Magu was due to unfavourable security reports against his nomination. He did not say what the security reports were.
Buhari nominated Magu about six months ago as EFCC chairman and sent his name to the Senate for screening and confirmation.High wired politics within and outside the Senate trailed the nomination forcing the Senate to keep the nomination in the limbo.
The closed session yesterday was said to have been heated as those in support of the screening and confirmation of Magu and others opposed to that were said to have been locked in a row.At the end of the session, it was said that the upper chamber resolved to follow the security reports.
The Senate based its decision on security reports from the Department of State Services (DSS), it was learnt, but this could not be immediately confirmed.The reports, it was learnt, catalogued what a source described as “the sins of Magu”.
It was also learnt that the Senate was reminded that Magu’s nomination was signed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo when President Buhari was away.
Some highly placed Presidency officials were also said to have been uncomfortable with Magu and elected to ensure that the nomination did not sail through.
A highly placed Presidency official is said to be the arrowhead of the campaign to abort Magu’s nomination.
Magu and some EFCC personnel were already in the National Assembly complex yesterday when the news of the rejection of his nomination broke.
Magu was invited briefly into the Senate chamber. It was not however clear what transpired while he was in the chamber.
The Nation

Horrific images show burns suffered by mum-of-two set on fire by her boyfriend

 A mum-of-two left with horrendous burns after her ‘soulless’ boyfriend doused her in petrol and set her alight has described her agony.

Judy Malinowski suffered horrific fourth and fifth-degree burns to 80 per cent of her body losing two fingers, both ears and her hair after then-lover Michael Slager committed his unforgivable crime.The 41-year-old monster was sentenced to 11 years in jail on Monday.

But Judy, 33, from Ohio, now unrecognisable from her former self, has to contend with a lifetime of pain, surgery and mental trauma.

She has even been denied the chance to face Slager in court after he refused to challenge the charges against him.

 She told NBC4i:

“I never knew that a human being could be so evil. He just stood there and did nothing.The look in his eyes was pure evil.”

Judy endured 16 months of agonising surgery as she battled back from the brink of death.

She still has open wounds on her bottom and back where skin grafts cannot heal the horrendous damage inflicted that August night in 2015.

Evil Slager claimed he accidentally set his lover alight while lighting a cigarette in Gahanna, Ohio.But in truth he had doused her in petrol and set her on fire like a torch.

Judy lost her hair, both ears and two fingers after they melted in the fire.

She can only whisper due to horrendous damage to her throat and can no longer walk.

After 52 operations she still remains unrecognisable from the pretty, confident mum of two she was just a few short months ago.

Culled from the UK Sun

More photos from Zahra Buhari's wedding

Zahra Buhari rocked a Fulani attire for her traditional Kamu wedding ceremony .. She wrote

“I respect tradition, it is what makes us unique.. For my kamu I insisted on wearing the rich blue traditional Fulani fabric that was worn by generations before us and @hudayya delivered! MUA @mamzabeauty.. @bighstudios . I am proudly #fulani #fulanibride #zahmed2016”

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Emerging designer NVO Apparel Lagos unveils new collection

 Emerging design label, NVO Apparel Lagos presents new pieces aimed at showing  the three phases of an African Man through fashion. The brand represents an ethos that strives for distinction, boldness and creativity.
Their Autumn/Winter collection – “The Triad By NVO” shows 3 phases of an African Man – the satorial, the traditional and the casual. It features pieces in solid colors, mostly patterns and animal prints.
The collection is inspired by the African cultural heritage.

View the collection below;

 Photo Credits
Photography: Style Squad (@stylesquadng)
Makeup: Style Squad (@stylesquad)
Larry Foreman (@larryforeman007)
Dipo Nipples (@nipplesdjango)
Oye Harry (@ohyeharry)
Zubay (@zubay_maliq)
Chef Xana (@oyexana)
Designer: Gbenga Luke @nvoapparel
Location: Studio 24 (@studio24nigeria)