Saturday, 12 March 2016

Former Delta state governor, Felix Ibru, dies at 80

Former Delta state governor and one-time Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Felix Ibru, has died. According to family sources, the late Ibru died today March 12th after a brief illness. Until his death, he was the President General of the Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU). He was born on 7 December 1935 at Agbarha-Otor in the Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. He was elected as the first governor of Delta state in 1992 and was also elected a senator in 2003. May his soul rest in peace Amen.

Photos: 172 Nigerian migrants, including 6 women, repatriated from Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) helped 172 Nigerian migrants, including 6 women, to return home to Nigeria from Libya on Friday, March 11. One hundred forty-two had spent months in immigration detention centers.
The repatriation done in close cooperation with Libyan authorities, Nigeria’s Embassy in Tripoli and the IOM office in Nigeria – was on board a charter flight departing Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport and arriving in Lagos in the morning.

Before departure, IOM Libya staff provided clothes, shoes, underwear, and hygiene kits. On Thursday, they had travelled from the Salaheddin and Abu Slim detention centres in the Libyan capital. A mobile patrol from the Tripoli Security Committee escorted the buses to Mitiga airport.
Almost all the migrants traveling on this charter were detained as they were trying to cross to Europe. Despite ending their journey of hope inside detention centres, these migrants consider themselves lucky to have escaped death on the Mediterranean, which this year has taken the lives of 97 migrants and refugees on the route linking Libya to Italy.
The funds for this charter were provided by the European Union and the Italian Ministry of Interior, under the project called Prevention and Management of Irregular Migration Flows from the Sahara Desert to the Mediterranean Sea.
The stories were similar in the light of the current unstable situation in Libya, which caused migrants many physical and psychological problems.
The repatriated Nigerians were received and screened by various agencies such as Nigeria Immigration Services, Police and the National Agency for Protection and trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP)
The Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Ekpedeme King who confirmed the deportation said the Nigerians were returned home for overstaying their visas, among other immigration offences.
"What I can tell you is that some Nigerians were deported today for immigration offences. Most of those brought overstayed in Libya" said King.

The new Olori of Ile Ife at her Traditional Wedding in Benin today (Photo)

Wuraola Zynab Otiti today traditionally married the Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi in Benin, Edo State..More photos after the cut...


Chris Brown's fan slams Karrueche Tran, says she used Chris Brown to gain fame


The Internet beef between Chris Brown and Karrueche's manager got a Chris Brown fan slamming Karrueche. Some people supported him and Breezy while others slammed CB. Read the rest after the cut...


What really is Justice?- Freeze


OAP Freeze put his 2 cents in the Richard-Lekki building collapse saga and his arrest. Read the rest of the post below:

Someone must pay!
Now my questions;
Why is he in handcuffs and remanded in prison when that 'prophet' whose building collapsed and killed more people than Ebola, Lassa fever and this alleged 'LEKKI gardens' put together is walking free??? Why is that prophet not in handcuffs too??? It was even alleged, that he didn't show up in court the last time the courts sat. Is this true??? If it is true, then why is Richard 'remanded' in prison while Mr prophet 'comes from home'??? Is there a special court for 'prophets' or do we have special 'laws' for them???
Is our government afraid of prophets???
Are the people who lost their lives in the Church less valuable than the people who lost their lives in the LEKKI Gardens saga?
My humble advice: Richard should be released to go home and attend hearings from home like the 'prophet'. Or the 'prophet' should be picked up, handcuffed and locked in the same cell with Richard while he attends trial!
Or does the change we voted for include turning Nigeria into the African version of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm', where "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others?"
I might not know law and justice, but I definitely know injustice!
I appeal to everyone to lend their voice to this and ensure we have 'JUSTICE FOR ALL'
Please retweet this hashtag untill we are heard! #Justice4Al

Chris Brown slams Karrueche Tran's manager, acusses him of breaking them up


Chris Brown threw shots at Karrueche Tran's manager Jacob York after Breezy saw a throwback Chris and Rihanna T-shirt worn by one of York's other clients.
"Hey… I know that shirt @jacobyork fat a-- is gonna have a speech for you. I respect the support," Breezy wrote.
York responded to Brown's comments with the cryptic message, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”


Chris Brown then took to Jacob York’s Instagram post just moments later to reply to the manager’s cryptic message while accusing York of being a “snitch.”
Jacob York responded by tweeting, "Cocaine is a hell of a drug #davechappele." Read the rest of the jabs between them below:


FG apologises to Nigerians over the poor power supply nationwide


The federal government has apologised to Nigerians for the recent drop in power supply Nationwide. In a statement issued in Abuja by Segun Adeyemi, special adviser to the Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, the Federal government ‎blamed gas pipeline vandalism and sabotage on the poor power situation.
“The vandalisation of the Forcados export pipelines forced oil companies to shut down, making it impossible for them to produce gas.
Then, workers at the Ikeja DISCOS, who were protesting the disengagement of some of their colleagues after they failed the company’s competency test, apparently colluded with the National Transmission Station in Osogbo to shut down transmission. Finally, the unfortunate strike by the unions at the NNPC, over the restructuring of the corporation, shut down the Itarogun power station, the biggest in the country. Due to these factors, only 13 out of the 24 power stations in the country are currently functioning. It is this same kind of unsavoury situation that has affected fuel supply and subjected Nigerians to untold hardship. The bitter truth is that for as long as these groups of Nigerians continue to sabotage the power infrastructure, Nigerians cannot enjoy a decent level of power supply. We therefore admonish all Nigerians who may be agitating for their rights in whatever form to refrain from any action that will further hurt the same people they claim to be protecting,” he said.‎
The statement adds that the power situation will improve this week.
"There will be a decent improvement in the power situation from this weekend, thanks to ongoing remedial efforts that will double the current power supply to 4,000WM. Getting back to the 5,074MW all-time high that was reached earlier will take a few more weeks"

Ciara and Russell Wilson are engaged! Check out her bling!


Russell Wilson and Ciara just announced that they are engaged. Ciara shared a video showing the lovely engagement ring she got from her man. Big congrats to them. Another pic of the bling and the video after the cut...

 
 


Photos: Nigerian drug dealer arrested in Pattaya, Thailand after leading police on a car chase.


A Nigerian drug dealer, Odunze, 29, was arrested by Pattaya, Thailand police on Monday, March 7 with two packs of crystal methamphetamine.

According to Pol.Lt.Col.Chitdecha Songhong- deputy superintendent of Na Jomtien police station, a sting operation was set up in order to apprehend him after the authorities learned of his activities. 
 
The police officers had oreviously arrested a local drug agent who claimed that he bought the drug from Chinedu. Later the police officers planned to buy the drug from Chinedu in front of a McDonalds shop. The police’s spy met Chinedu who was accompanied by his Thai wife.

However, Chinedu realized that he was tricked and attempted to escape with his car and crashed into two villagers injuring them. The police officers chased him until they finally arrested him in Soi Sukhumvit 46 road. His Thai wife fled away with packs of drug.
 
During interrogation, Chinedu confessed that he and his Thai wife have dealt with drug for a long time. Investigation is ongoing and if found guilty, he will be prosecuted according to Thai law.

Appeal Court upholds Ibinabo Fiberesima's five year jail term


Let me start from the beginning so it's easy to understand. In 2005, actress and mother of three Ibinabo Fiberesima was involved in a vehicle accident on Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos that cost a man his life. She vied off her lane and hit the car of a doctor, Giwa Suraj, who was a staff of Lagos state hospital. Ibinabo was arrested for dangerous and reckless driving and charged to court.

The case went to court and the Igbosere magistrate court sentenced her to five years in prison with an option of N100k fine. Ibinabo apologized to the man's family, paid the N100k fine and thought the case was over but the Lagos state government objected to the fine and took the case to a high court...

The High Court then said that the Magistrate court was reckless when they gave Ibinabo an option of fine for such an offence. The High court judge tossed out the N100k option and sentenced Ibinabo to five years in prison, saying that such an offence - reckless and dangerous driving which causes another person's death is liable to 7 years in prison. Ibinabo's N100k was subsequently given back to her.


So she and her lawyers took the case to court of Appeal, asking the court of appeal, Lagos Division, to set aside the prison sentence and restore the sentence she received from the magistrate court (N100k) but unfortunately, at the judgement that took place today March 11th, the court upheld the high court ruling and dismissed Ibinabo's appeal, saying it lacked merit.

Ibinabo was in court today and reportedly wept when judgment was passed. She and her lawyers are now heading to the Supreme court to appeal. If they fail at the Supreme Court, the AGN president will be spending the next few years in prison.

UK Police issue statement over officer hitting Nigerian man with baton at London train station


The UK Police have issued a statement over the video that went viral of an officer hitting a Nigerian man with baton at St Pancras Station. A spokesman for British transport police said:
We have been made aware of a video on Facebook showing BTP officers detaining a man at St Pancras station on Tuesday, March 8. Officers attended the station following reports from staff of fare evasion, and a man, aged 40 and from Thamesmead, London was subsequently arrested on suspicion of fare evasion and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH).
The man has since been released on bail.
Source: ITV.COM

Photos: Idris Elba poses with his mother as he collects his OBE at Buckingham Palace



The British actor posed with his proud mother as he collected his OBE at Buckingham Palace on Friday. "Made my Mum very happy today!!"
Ahead of the ceremony, the actor who was given the OBE for Services to Drama posted another photo of himself looking dapper in a suit. See that after the cut...
 
"Flying the East End flag at Buckingham Palace today!!! OBE Day....How does the boy look? Feeling Proppa...)" he captioned the photo.

Photos: Giant rat bigger than a child found in Hackney, London

An extraordinary photo has emerged of a huge 'four-foot rat' found by a gas engineer in London. The picture shows the rodent being held up to the camera after he was found by engineer Tony Smith, while he was working on a block of flats in Hackney, north London.


The giant mutant rat, claimed to weigh upwards of 25lbs, was spotted lying dead in a bush next to a popular children's playground.The rodent was discovered near where children play which backed onto a railway track near Hackney Downs, north London, on Thursday.

Tony snapped a picture of the rat being held by electrician friend James Green, 46, to the glee and disgust of his friends.He said the rat was the same length as a four-year-old boy.

In the picture, Tony is holding the rat close to the camera, making it hard to gauge how big it really is, but he insists it was 4ft long.
"We were going to stick it in the bin, but before we did we thought we better take a picture of people won't believe it's real." He said

Tony explained that the estate where he was working has an infestation of rats, so there is poison left around to catch the enormous creatures.
He said:
"The bins get left open nearby so these little fellas have a pretty good diet."
Source - MirrorUk

Is this really a filling station? (photo)


The person who shared this (@Clemsakin71) claims this is a filling station in Benue state and that they sell fuel at 180/litre.

UK Police issue statement over officer hitting Nigerian man with baton at London train station

The UK Police have issued a statement over the video that went viral of an officer hitting a Nigerian man with baton at St Pancras Station. A spokesman for British transport police said:
We have been made aware of a video on Facebook showing BTP officers detaining a man at St Pancras station on Tuesday, March 8. Officers attended the station following reports from staff of fare evasion, and a man, aged 40 and from Thamesmead, London was subsequently arrested on suspicion of fare evasion and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH).
The man has since been released on bail.
Source: ITV.COM

Photos: Nigerian drug dealer arrested in Pattaya, Thailand after leading police on a car chase.

 
 A Nigerian drug dealer, Odunze, 29, was arrested by Pattaya, Thailand police on Monday, March 7 with two packs of crystal methamphetamine.

According to Pol.Lt.Col.Chitdecha Songhong- deputy superintendent of Na Jomtien police station, a sting operation was set up in order to apprehend him after the authorities learned of his activities.
The police officers had oreviously arrested a local drug agent who claimed that he bought the drug from Chinedu. Later the police officers planned to buy the drug from Chinedu in front of a McDonalds shop. The police’s spy met Chinedu who was accompanied by his Thai wife.

However, Chinedu realized that he was tricked and attempted to escape with his car and crashed into two villagers injuring them. The police officers chased him until they finally arrested him in Soi Sukhumvit 46 road. His Thai wife fled away with packs of drug.
 
During interrogation, Chinedu confessed that he and his Thai wife have dealt with drug for a long time. Investigation is ongoing and if found guilty, he will be prosecuted according to Thai law.

FG apologises to Nigerians over the poor power supply nationwide

The federal government has apologised to Nigerians for the recent drop in power supply Nationwide. In a statement issued in Abuja by Segun Adeyemi, special adviser to the Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, the Federal government ‎blamed gas pipeline vandalism and sabotage on the poor power situation.
“The vandalisation of the Forcados export pipelines forced oil companies to shut down, making it impossible for them to produce gas.
Then, workers at the Ikeja DISCOS, who were protesting the disengagement of some of their colleagues after they failed the company’s competency test, apparently colluded with the National Transmission Station in Osogbo to shut down transmission. Finally, the unfortunate strike by the unions at the NNPC, over the restructuring of the corporation, shut down the Itarogun power station, the biggest in the country. Due to these factors, only 13 out of the 24 power stations in the country are currently functioning. It is this same kind of unsavoury situation that has affected fuel supply and subjected Nigerians to untold hardship. The bitter truth is that for as long as these groups of Nigerians continue to sabotage the power infrastructure, Nigerians cannot enjoy a decent level of power supply. We therefore admonish all Nigerians who may be agitating for their rights in whatever form to refrain from any action that will further hurt the same people they claim to be protecting,” he said.‎
The statement adds that the power situation will improve this week.
"There will be a decent improvement in the power situation from this weekend, thanks to ongoing remedial efforts that will double the current power supply to 4,000WM. Getting back to the 5,074MW all-time high that was reached earlier will take a few more weeks".

Aww! Check out these cute photos & funny convo between a young girl and Bauchi State Deputy Governor



The photos were shared by Yakubu Adamu, SA Communications to the Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Engr. Nuhu Gidado. After the cut is the conversation that took place between them

Funny Conversation
Girl: I know you. Kai ne Deputy Governor.
DGov: That's brilliant of you. What's is your name and how old are you?
Girl: I want to be a Deputy Governor when I grow.
DGov: Which means you have to read your books very well and be a good girl at home.
Girl: They are all looking at me somehow. Nikam kace ma police din nan bazan sauka a cinyan ka ba"

Chris Brown shares beautiful photos and video of daughter Royalty

After all the back and forth with Karrueche Tran's manager and comments he left on fan's pages, CB made some beautiful videos of his daughter Royalty. She's really growing into a beautiful child. Her long is longer too. Check out more photos and video after the cut..

A video posted by @chrisbrownofficial on

Paul Okoye has a word for the ladies


Lol...abi!

BRed shares cute pic with Davido's daughter


She's so cute...

Karrueche Tran reacts to Chris Brown calling her a Bi*ch

The now-deleted back and forth between Karrueche and Chris on Instagram has since been deleted (of course), but luckily we were able to grab it before then. Karrueche said:
"You're calling me a bitch yet you're screaming my name in a song about getting back together? CAN ALL THIS PETTY S—T STOP. IT IS SO UNNECESSARY,". "You have a beautiful daughter and so much to live for. LIVE YOUR LIFE and be positive. I am so over the drama! I just wanna work and be happy and take care of my family. Every f—king day it's something new!!! And all you f—ks get your life and laughs from this s—t show. I am MUHF—KIN' tied!!

Chris responded, "Ok miss tran, I wish u the most successful career ever! But I promise you this, once this ‘talent' you have starts to simmer, so will everyone else including Jacob, all of your famous friends know you how? How? How? How? How?.. Ok. So to end this petty game that's gonna allow u to book more club appearances and ‘MOVIES' that go straight to DVD i'll leave you with this [heart emoji]!"
This Chris Brown sef doesn't know when to chill, lol. So a fan took a post that CB shared a while ago and used it in defense of Karrueche and CB still responded, lol.

Violence erupts in Chicago after Trump rally is called off over a protesters threat to storm the stage


Protesters at Donald Trump's first Chicago campaign rally were so numerous on Friday that they shut the event down following loud demonstrations and a series of physical brawls.
Fistfights broke out inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion between an anti-Trump mob and Chicagoans who came to hear the Republican front-runner speak.
Outside, an impatient group of thousands more massed. Temperatures rose.
Multiple law enforcement sources told DailyMail.com that there was a credible threat against Trump from groups of protesters who planned to storm the stage.
They intended to swarm to the front of the crowd at an agreed-upon signal, a Secret Service agent said his agency believed, converging on Trump's podium from different directions all at once.
Trump himself ultimately called it off. 
'Nobody was hurt and hopefully we can keep that going. That's why I did this today: we don't want anyone to get hurt, or worse.'
Asked what he would tell the protesters who seem to hate him so much, Trump said America needed an influx of jobs – especially for African-Americans whose unemployment rate is as high as 59 per cent.
'You have to bring back jobs! I'd be angry too,' he said. 'We have to bring jobs back. These kids are not getting jobs.'
Chris Matthews asked Trump why he mocked a protester earlier, telling him to go get a job. Trump said:
‘He was a very nasty guy, he was very very loud, very boisterous and he was swinging his fists. He just looked to me like somebody that frankly… Maybe he did have a job maybe he did not. But there’s nothing wrong with saying go get a job, but the fact is it’s not easy to get jobs.’
‘He was mad long before I said that. He was jumping up and down, he could have been dangerous.’
‘Some of these protesters are very dangerous people.’
The real estate tycoon predicted that fallout from Friday's clashes wouldn't hurt his White House bid.
'You can't even have a rally in this country anymore without violence,' Trump lamented. 'I think a lot of people think that it was wrong that we were stopped.'
'We can't have a rally in a major city in this country!' he complained. 'What happened to the right to free speech?'
There were pro Trump supporters at the venue as well. 

 

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