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Friday, 30 September 2016

OMG! See Deadly Kidnappers Shot Dead by the Army in Bauchi State (Graphic Photos)

One of the kidnappers killed by the Nigerian Army 

Two kidnappers have been shot dead after they engaged the army in a shoot out.

According to a statement by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, four women and a child were rescued in the process.

The statement reads: "Troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army on patrol at Mai Hari village, Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State yesterday afternoon had an encounter with armed bandits and kidnappers.

See What Okada Riders Did to Task Force Paramilitary Officers in Lagos (Photo)

The victim of the attack 

In an official statement by Adebayo Taofiq and made available to newsmen, commercial motorcycle operators popularly called okada riders, on Thursday, stabbed two paramilitary officers attached to Lagos State Task Force BRT monitoring team at Oyingbo towards Iddo area of the state.

Economic Recession: Price of Fish Skyrockets in the Local Markets...See Current Price

As the country celebrates its 56th independence anniversary, some women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried the continuous hike in the prices of food items in the market as carton of fish hit N22,000.

Some of them, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Friday called on government at all levels to introduce price regulatory system to protect the consumers from unwarranted price hike.

OMG! Serious Drama as Politician Catches Wife Having S*x With Another Man (Photo)

The woman caught in the act 

A Kenyan politician (name withheld) has nabbed his wife having s*x with another person. According to Tuko, the married woman was caught by her politician husband, romping a younger man at a city lodging.

Nigeria's Hairiest Lady, Queen Okafor Flaunts S*xy Cleavage in Risque Car Selfies (Photos)

Queen Nonyerem Okafor, Nigeria's hairiest woman who shot into limelight years ago has released some new exciting photos.

Okafor had earlier revealed that she gets no less than 100 suitors and admirers everyday due to her hairs, adding that married and single men, boys, girls, lesbians and gay men are all attracted to her.

Queen is a native of Nneobi-Nnewi in Anambra State and a resident of Lagos in Nigeria.

See more of her new photos below;

Naira Continues to Plunge...See Latest Value at the Official Market

The naira has continued on a free fall on Friday as it tumbled at the parallel market to exchange at N490 to a dollar. At the official market, it exchanges at N305 to a dollar. The British pound and euro are also currently trading at N600 and N520 respectively.

Aminu Gwadabe, president of the Association of bureau de change operators of Nigeria (ABCON), says the free fall of the naira is due to activities of Nigeria’s immediate neighbours.

NDLEA Burst Man Attempting to Smuggle Drugs in Noodles Packs Through Enugu Int'l Airport (Photos)

Benson Esonwunne with the flavored dry noodles he used to conceal drugs (Photo: NDLEA) 

Mitchell Ofoyeju, the spokesman for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has revealed that the agency uncovered a plot to use dry chicken flavoured noodles to smuggle cannabis through the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) in Enugu State on a plane to China.

The alleged culprit, Benson Onyechi Esonwunne, was attempting to board an Ethiopian Airways flight from Nigeria to China when he convinced an innocent passenger to carry the box of packaged chicken flavoured noodles for him on the plane.

Gunmen Kidnap Wife of Nigeria's Central Bank Governor, Emefiele...See Shocking Details

Godwin Emefiele 

It has been reported that a group of heavily armed kidnappers have abducted Margaret Emefiele, the wife of Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

A SaharaReporters report showed that the incident took place yesterday.

According to the report, a source close to Mr. Emefiele revealed that Mrs. Emefiele was kidnapped along the Benin-Agbor Road.

It was disclosed that the kidnappers have made contact with the victim’s husband, adding that they were demanding a huge sum in ransom.

Mrs. Emefiele’s kidnap represents one of the most high-profile kidnap cases in 2016. Our effort to reach the CBN governor were unsuccessful.

Edo Guber Election: APGA Reject Results After Polling 876 Votes

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), one of the political parties that took part in Edo State governorship election on Wednesday, has condemned the outcome of the election, according to Channels TV.

CCB to Probe Assets of Amaechi, Ngige, Fashola and Top Gov't Officials

In its renewed effort to wipe out corruption in the country, the Code of Conduct Bureau has commenced massive verification of assets declared by top serving and former public officers at the federal, state and local government levels.

This was made public by the Chairman of the CCB, Mr. Sam Saba, in a statement released by the Press and Protocol Unit of the bureau on Thursday.

The Wait is Over! HKN Star, Davido Releases His First Single "Gbagbe Oshi" in Almost a Year (Download)

After almost a year, multi-award winning Nigerian singer, Davido, has released a single titled "Gbagbe Oshi" which is produced by Shizzi. The lates number is off his "Son Of Mercy" EP set for release on the 21st of October.

Bloody Battle as Nigerian Troops Kill 7 Armed Niger Delta Militants in Cross River

*Photo used for illustrative purpose* 

Troops from the 13 Brigade Nigerian Army Calabar, at the early hours of Friday, repelled an attack on its soldiers by killing seven armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area of Cross River State.

2 Robbers Stripped N*ked and Brutally Beaten after a Failed Operation (Graphic Photos)

The 30th of September, 2016 will be a 'dark day' in the lives of these alleged armed robbers who were apprehended after a failed operation in Abia State.

A social media user based in Abia State reported the barbaric treatment given to the nabbed culprits on the street with gory pictures of their bloodied faces released.

In the words of the news poster: "This afternoon, 4 robbers came to Oriaku street Aba, Abia state. They came to where some women were plaiting hair and stole their phones and money, shot a guy and ran away.

"Two were later caught at Umuocham Road and they were brought back to Oriaku street where the stole and shot a man, while the others fled." "Everyone in the street came out to see the faces of the robbers. They were severely beaten and striped unclad. The mob was about burning them when police came and whisked them away"

See more photos below...

UNILAG in Chaos as Students Shut Down School Over Unjust Rustification

Students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has forced the school management to suspend all academic activities indefinitely and directed all students to vacate the campus with immediate effect.

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, and its Joint Campus Committee affiliate had protested at the gate of the institution over the supposedly unjust rustication of some members of the students’ union.

President Buhari Finally Announces 'Strong Solution' to the Fulani Herdsmen Crisis...See Details

The spate of incessant attacks by irate Fulani herdsmen on villages which entails the maiming and killing of residents as well as the destruction of invaluable properties may soon become history with the new project the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is prepared to embark upon.

The project will entail the establishment of ranches and grazing reserves for the confinement of animals rather than freely allowing them tresspass area and cause provocation.

Shocking! How a 58-year-old APC Agent Collapsed and Died at Polling Unit During Edo Guber Election

People queue at a polling station to vote 

During the just concluded Edo state governorship election on Wednesday, an elderly man who was an agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC), reportedly slumped and died at a polling unit in Abico Market unit 10 ward eight in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.

Lagos Girl Exposes LASTMA Official Who Fought Dirty Just to Collect Common 'N500 Bribe' (Photos)

The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency which was established to manage the incessant traffic issues in the commercial capital of Nigeria has overtime become a terror to commuters.

Nwogu Precious Iheoma, a Lagosian was apparently left in tears after she witnessed the humiliation of a commercial driver in Lagos yesterday (29th of September, 2016) by some notorious LASTMA officials who were engulfed in a case of mistaken identity and flagrant abuse of office.

According to the young lady, the attack on the hapless commercial driver was not related to any traffic offence but simply on the selfish interest of obtaining N500 bribe - a blatant act of corruption which is the bane of development in Nigeria.

This action also negates the foundation principles and ethics of LASTMA as spelt out by the Lagos State Government.

See screenshots of Miss Nwogu's Facebook narration below as well as pictures:

Naira Tumbles Against the Dollar...See Latest Value

The naira tumbled further at the parallel market against the United States dollar as it exchanged 480 to a dollar on Thursday, down from 472 it recorded on Wednesday.

The currency had continued its two-week free fall on Monday, closing at 445 to the dollar after tumbling to 439 on Friday. On Tuesday, the currency closed at 452 to the greenback. Also on Tuesday, the external reserves hit an 11-year low of $24.61bn.

Wow! Man Celebrates His Wife's Birthday on a Billboard in Lagos (Photo)

The billboard message 

Mr. Dapo whose full identity is yet to be unravelled took his undying love for his wife to an extreme and very impressive length by booking a billboard space to wish her a happy birthday.

The bogus message on the billboard positioned at a very busy stop in Lagos reads, "Happy birthday my darling wife. From your husband, Dapo"

Booking billboard spaces for advertisement purposes hardly come cheap in a metropolitan area like Lagos where mega business deals are signed as the day counts.

Mr Dapo's gesture also culminates with the period of economic recession in Nigeria which has apparently turned every Nigerian into 'economists' literally.

See Beautiful Photos From Veteran Actress, Joke Silva's 55th Birthday Party

Veteran actress, Joke Silva 

Veteran actress, Joke Silver turned 55 on the 29th September. The actress who has enjoyed an illustrious career celebrated her birthday in style as some Nigerian celebrities like Kaffy, Waje, TY Bello and Simi shared the memorable moment with her.

Nigerian Soldiers Engage Boko Haram in Serious Gun Fight, Kill 9 Terrorists

Nigerian soldiers 

A serious gun fight erupted between Nigerian Army troops and scores of Boko Haram insurgents at Ballabulin, Borno State, yesterday.

Following the gun fight, nine of the terrorists were killed, while weapons were recovered.

Vanguard reports that a statement by Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said: “Today (Wednesday) morning, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on patrol came across some elements of Boko Haram terrorists at Bulabulin.

“They engaged them in a gun fight that lasted for an hour. The troops killed nine terrorists and wounded several others. “They also recovered two AK-47 rifles, two hand grenades, one Improvised Explosive Device, IED, five jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit and nine motorcycles.

“The troops would continue the clearance operation of the remnants of the insurgents in all their areas of operation with renewed vigour and determination.”

Angry Mob Nearly Lynch Woman Who Publicly Abused Her Maid in Onitsha (Photos)

Angry mob at the scene 

A young lady narrowly escaped lynching in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State on Thursday, for publicly abusing her maid.

Below is how a social media user reported the story on Facebook;

Lagos Woman Caught After Kidnapping Her Sister's Daughter (Photo)

Believe & Aigbomiam (Photos: Samson Folarin) 

For allegedly kidnapping her niece in the Ikotun area of the state, a Ghanaian woman identified as Enyolam Believe, who conspired with her friend, Agatha Aigbomiam, to commit the crime last Tuesday, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

Oshiomhole Sends PDP Godfathers on Compulsory Retirement in Edo After APC Victory

Governor Adams Oshiomhole 

Governor Adams Oshiomhole pulled a stunner yesterday as his anointed replacement Godwin Obaseki won the Edo State governorship election putting to rest the boasts made by top bigwigs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and godfathers to defeat him.

Oshiomhole has politically retired the so-called godfathers of the PDP who had held sway in the state over the years before he was elected the governor.

I Won't Talk About Chibok Girls Again - Buhari Declares

President Muhammadu Buhari 

The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has said he will not talk about the release of Chibok schoolgirls again.

Buhari said the only time he will talk about the issue is when genuine leaders of Boko Haram come forward to prove the girls are in their custody. The president stated this in an interview with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America during his recent visit to the United States of America.

See What these Graduating Students Were Doing on the Boobs of their Colleagues (Photos)

A student signing directly on the boobs of a colleague 

In the hysteria of the moment, some students who just finished their final examinations in a school autographed the clothes of their colleagues.

Some male students went to an extreme length to sign on the boobs of some of their colleagues. This has attracted mixed reactions from Nigerians on social media who felt the actions portrayed indecency.

See other photos below:

Serious Commotion in Lagos as Gunmen Kill Man and His Two Sons in Their Own Home...See Sad Details

File photo used only for illustrative purpose 

Some gunmen on Thursday invaded a residence in the Ipakado, Ikorodu area of Lagos State and shot dead a man and his two sons causing serious commotion in the area.

According to Punch Metro, it was learnt that the attackers, who were suspected to be sent, after killing the man, Celestine Nwokoye, and his sons, also shot his wife and his two daughters, leaving them for dead.

Oh No! Three Men R*pe and Impregnate 14-year-old Girl in Lagos (Photo)

The three suspected rapists 

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three men for allegedly r*ping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl in the Agric, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

According to Punch, the three men identified as Kingsley Oke, Henry Osadere and Francis Ekwe were arrested in the Majidun, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, before they were transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja.

Oshiomhole Celebrates Obaseki's Gubernatorial Election Victory in Style (Photos)

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole and his beautiful wife Iara couldn't contain their excitement following the gubernatorial election victory of Godwin Obaseki, the All Progressives Congress (APC) party candidate.

Obaseki, won 13 of the state’s 18 local government areas.

Governor Oshiomhole, his wife and others were seen in a jubilant mood yesterday at the government house in Benin, Edo state as they popped a bottle of wine to celebrate.

Obaseki also took to the streets to appreciate voters as he waved from the roof of his vehicle.

See more photos below:

Borno Governor pays condolence visit to family of late commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Waziri Imam (Photos)

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima on Monday morning condoled the family of his late commissioner for Environment Alhaji Waziri Imam, who died on Wednesday morning.

The Commissioner, who is a younger brother to an APC national chieftain, Alhaji Kashim Imam, died after a brief illness in Maiduguri. He was aged 54 and is survived by a wife and six children.

He was buried on Wednesday evening in Maiduguri amidst tears.

Wow! This Inspiring Story of a Physically Challenged Man Making a Living as a Mechanic in Abakaliki Will Touch You (Photos+Video)

Ifeanyi Nwifuru from Ozibo in Izzi LGA of Ebonyi State 

The story of this physically challenged man in Ebonyi State has given credence to the statement that there is ability in disability.

According to Michael Doo, a journalist at MichaelDoosBlog, who took it upon himself to show how even in this harsh economy, some people are taking the bull by the horn and making a honest living for themselves without allowing their challenges to affect them.

Here is the report by Doo:

See What Hungry Delta Youths Did to a Long Python (Photos)

There is a popular street saying that exalts Warri people which is, "Warri nor dey carry last". Well, the fate of this unlucky python snake that 'crossed' its boundary especially during a period of ecoomic recession must have confirmed the insinuation.

A social media user based in Okumagba, Warri area of Delta State has reported how a long python snake was killed and immediately prepared publicly for consumption by hungry youths in the South-south part of Nigeria.

According to the news poster, the wild animal was killed in Okumagba, opposite Caroline street where he lives.

See photos on how it was neatly prepared for eating with yam:

Former CBN Governor, Soludo Advises Buhari on Nnamdi Kanu's Case

Nnamdi Kanu (middle) 

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the immediate release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Punch reports.

See What an Angry Mob Did to a Robber Caught After Stealing N500k from a Shop in Abuja (Photo)

A pic-mix of the robbery suspect 

A suspect identified as Illiasu from Kogi State, and his companion allegedly went into a shop and stole about N500,000, yesterday at Jeremia Useni Junction, in the Gwagwalada area of the federal capital territory, Abuja.

According to reports, they were already leaving on a motorcycle, when the salesgirl grabbed Illiasu from behind and raised an alarm, then he fell off the bike and was dealt decisively by an angry mob.

His partner, however, managed to escape with the money. The suspect was later handed over to the police after serious beatings.

OMG! Check Out Nigerian Woman With Massive Boobs

In Dbanj's voice. She is so endowed. Apparently, On air personality, N6 used her photo for 'smash or pass' and she didn't find it funny.

See her reaction below:

President Buhari congratulates Obaseki and Oshiomole on Election Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, September 29th congratulated the government and people of Edo State on the successful conclusion of the gubernatorial election and the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Europa League Result: Manchester United 1-0 Zorya

Manchester United climbed off the bottom of their Europa League group with an uninspiring win over Ukrainian minnows Zorya Luhansk.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the second-half winner with his first goal in five matches, nodding in substitute Wayne Rooney’s mis-hit shot at the far post.

So Sad! More Than 100 Injured In New Jersey Train Crash (Photo)

A packed commuter train crashed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour Thursday, officials said, with more than 100 people reportedly injured.

The train failed to stop as it pulled into the transit hub of Hoboken, just over the Hudson river from New York, according to early photographs of the accident released by AFP.

Sports Is The Only Industry That Can Move Nigeria Out Of Recession – Dalung

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, says the only industry that has the capacity to move Nigeria out of the current recession is Sports.

Dalung said this when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai at his office in Abuja.

“Sport remains the only industry that can move Nigeria out of recession. It is only in sports that you can enumerate about five to six benefits that are very key to National development. Sports provide valuable employment today.

It is a foreign exchange earner and can also help build a tourism base” he said

Mining States to Receive 13% Derivation Revenue - Minister of Sold Minerals, Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi 

States with active mining of solid minerals in their domains are to receive 13 per cent derivation revenue, just as their counterparts in oil and gas producing areas, the federal government has said according to Premium Times.

Popular Politician Slams N500m Libel Suit Against Top Nigerian Newspaper....See Details

Alhaji Tanko Yakasai 

An elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has instituted a N500 million libel suit against Sun Newspaper for alleged defamation of character.

Yakasai, who claimed that an article published by the paper contained disparaging falsehood against him, joined its columnist, Mr Duro Onabule, as a co-defendant.

Super Eagles Stars, Kelechi Iheanacho & Alex Iwobi Nominated for European Young Player of the Year

Kelechi Iheanacho & Alex Iwobi 

Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City, Alex Iwobi of Arsenal, Marcus Rashford of Manchester United, and Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur are among the 40 nominees for the 2016 Golden Boy award, run by the Italian newspaper, Tuttosport and awarded to Europe’s most impressive footballer under the age of 21.

Ondo Guber Race: APC Governorship Candidate, Akeredolu 'Soars High' Amidst Party Crisis (Photos)

Rotimi Akeredolu 

As the All Progressives Congress swept Edo State following a stunning victory by Godwin Obaseki, the attention of the ruling party turns next to Ondo State where a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Rotimi Akeredolu popularly known as Aketi will be flying the flag of the party with a reformed slogan tagged 'Total Change'.

Condoms, Fake Death & More: 4 Strange Wedding Proposals That Ended Up Being Successes (Photos)

Some days ago, a Chinese man caused a buzz online when he proposed to his girlfriend with nearly 1000 packs of condoms and a bouquet of G-strings, and she said Yes!.

Here are other seemingly bizarre proposals that ended up in happily ever-afters.

Edo Guber Race: See What Obaseki Did After INEC Declared Him Winner (Photos)

Godwin Obaseki on the street 

Edo State Governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki was pictured this evening after INEC declared him the winner of the Edo state Governorship electionearlier today.

The excited technocrat-turned-politician defied the rainfall to appreciate the good people of Edo as he braces up to improve the legacy of Governor Adams Oshiomhole of his party.

Similarly, the Jattu area was also thrown into celebration following Obaseki's victory in a highly competitive electoral process.

The Independent National Electoral Commission declared All Progressives Congress candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, as the winner of the Edo State governorship election which held on Wednesday, September 28.

The announcement was made after the collation of results from the 18 local government areas of Edo State in south-south Nigeria. Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled a total of 319,483 votes while his closest rival from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, polled 253,173 votes.

See more photos below...

Police Arrest Notorious Kidnappers While Spending N12 million Ransom Money (Photo)

James Kegbe alias JJ 

Policemen in Lagos State have arrested two deadly kidnappers who abducted three landlords and their physical trainer near Lekki Gardens Estate, Isheri along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to The Tribune, the suspects were arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team in Ondo State where they temporarily relocated to after the Isheri operation.

OMG! Woman Stripped and Mercilessly Beaten in Public Over Witchcraft Allegations in Delta (Photos)

The alleged witch identified as Mrs Janet Ugbaga 

A woman has been given the beating of her life by an angry mob who accused her of being a witch. The incident which happened in Owevwe area of Delta State attracted a huge crowd.

The woman identified as Mrs Janet Ugbaga made shocking confessions after she received serious beatings from the mob.

Comr Okiemute Blessing Ability shared the shocking story on Facebook and wrote:

National Assembly Staff Seal-off Suspended Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin's Office as He Threatens Legal Action (Photos)

Abdulmumin Jibrin 

The Federal House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 28th, suspended former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, for 180 sitting days (60 weeks) for allegedly breaching the practices and precedents of the House of Representatives.

According to the House presided over by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Yusuf Lasun, Honourable Jibrin is also required to tender a formal written apology to the House, before his future resumption of duties.

President Buhari Names 6 INEC, 5 NPC Commissioners...See Fresh Details

President Muhammadu Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new INEC commissioners. The president on Thursday sent the names of the six proposed commissioners to the Senate for consideration and confirmation.

According to The Nation, the President also forwarded five names of proposed commissioners for the National Population Commission (NPC).

Ex-Chief of Naval Staff Finally Granted a Multi-million Naira Bail by Abuja Court...See Details (Photos)

A former Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, and two others who are currently being tried for criminal conspiracy brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Wednesday, September 28, were granted bail by Justice A. S. Umar at a Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Others on trial are retired rear admirals, Bala Mshelia, Sheu Ahmadu and a company, Harbour Bay International Limited.