24 Mar 2017

Police Rescues Woman Who Attempted To Jump Into Lagoon On 3rd Mainland Bridge Today

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

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

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

Update! Stephanie Otobo’s Mother Speaks, Says Daughter Not Normal

Stephanie Otobo’s mother has spoken in a video and says her daughter isn’t normal and can only beg Apostle Suleman to please forgive her. She says she is ready to meet the Apostle just to apologize to him. Watch the video below…


Former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak has been freed after 6 years in jail

 
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed today after serving his jail term following his overthrow during the Arab Spring.
 
His attorney, Farid El Deeb confirms that Mubarak was released from a military hospital in Maadi and is now back at his home in a Cairo suburb.

Photo of 25-year-old Nigerian drug peddler caught in India with 53 grams of cocaine

A 25-year-old Nigerian national was arrested on Thursday, March 23, in Hyderabad, India on the charge of drug peddling after 53 grams of cocaine was found on him.

The accused, Ugochukwu Godpower, was nabbed from Banjara Hills area in the city during a joint operation while he was on his way to deliver cocaine to customers.

During the interrogation, Ugochukwu revealed that he used to purchase cocaine for Rs 3,000 per gram from another accused Davis Chris Richard Mueller, a native of Kenya (who is absconding) and sold it for Rs 5,000-Rs 6,000 per gram to the customers at different locations in the city, police said.

In November last year, he had been arrested along with four others by Golconda Police in a similar case and was sent to judicial remand. However, after his release from jail in December, he had again started peddling drugs, police said.

Further probe is being carried out to unearth the network of local and foreign drug dealers, police said.

Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo caught with missing Government vehicles (Photos)

Award winning Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo was allegedly caught with two state missing vehicles by government agents.
According to a recent report by Daily Guide, which also featured the actor on its cover page, he was caught with a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 at a spraying shop in Accra where it was going to be resprayed. While the second vehicle is yet to revealed.
The vehicle was said to be among the 200 vehicles the presidency says are missing after the previous administration led by John Mahama left office.
It was also reported that Last year, the actor who is an ardent supporter of the past administration, was spotted cruising around with a Toyota Land Cruiser car. 
Below are photos of the car he was spotted cruising with last year.

Wife Pours Hot Water On Her Husband's Manhood

Adeyinka Adelakun, a middle aged man in Ibadan, on Thursday narrated how his wife, Kafayat, poured boiling water on his manhood which led to serious body injury.

He had approached an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan seeking the dissolution of his three-year-old marriage to his wife on grounds of threat to life and constant fighting.

He also prayed the court to allow him have in his custody the two-year –old child of the marriage so that he could effectively take care of the child.

According to the husband, Kafayat is in the habit of fighting him and threatening him whenever they have domestic issues to resolve.

“On February 27, 2016, she started her trouble as usual and I decided to call her mother on phone to caution her, but Kafayat brought a kettle of hot water from the kitchen and poured it on my genitals and chest.

“The pain was too much, I was rushed to hospital due to the severe injuries I sustained. I stayed in the hospital for months.

“Even I cannot use my injured manhood for any s*xual act till now because it has not healed and I decided to quit the marriage to avoid untimely death.

“Am afraid of living with a woman that wanted to finish my manhood because she may do more harm if I continue to allow her in my life, “ he said.

Adelakun presented pictures of his injured genitals as exhibits to prove his case and the court admitted the pictures.

In her defense, Kafayat admitted the allegation, but claimed that it was not intentional. She said the hot water just mistakenly poured on her husband.

Kafayat begged the court to plead with her husband, saying she still loved her husband.

But the Court President, Chief Mukaila Balogun, and 2 assessors, Aare Samotu and Ganiyu Alao, in their unanimous decision, dissolved the marriage.

Balogun said the opinion of the court was that there was no more love between the couple and the parties should go their separate ways to avoid more damage.

The court further directed that the only child of the union should be in the custody of her mother and ordered the plaintiff to pay N4,000 as monthly allowance for the upkeep of the child.

Ooni of Ife interviewed by CCN

His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the traditional ruler of Ife kingdom, Nigeria was interviewed by CNN at the Black Cultural Archives, Brixton, London.

The King talked about the Yoruba culture and tradition, stolen artifacts, even as he wants to the west to start seeing Nigeria and Africa in a more positive light.


Another Set Of Nigerians Return From Libya

Two weeks after 171 Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya, 155 others followed suit on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with registration number TS-1NB.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the aircraft landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 6.00 p.m.

Like the initial group which returned on March 7 after being stranded in Libya while enroute Europe, the returnees were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.

They were received at the Hajj Camp area of the airport by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Protection of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.

Update! Magistrate’s Absence Stalls Hearing On Olunloyo, Walson’s Bail

The absence of a magistrate, Alatuwo Fubara, at the Port Harcourt Magistrate’s Court on Thursday stalled the hearing on bail application of a blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, and a Port Harcourt-based publisher, Samuel Walson.

Olunloyo, the daughter of a former Governor of Oyo State, Omololu Olunloyo, and Walson were arrested for allegedly publishing materials believed to have defamed a frontline cleric, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, of the Salvation Ministries in Port Harcourt.

Though they were expected to appear in court in the morning, it was gathered that the absence of Fubara, who was expected to preside over the matter caused them to stay back in prison.
The magistrate was said to be unable to come to the court as a result of ill health.

While the duo’s lawyers and counsel for Salvation Ministries were present at the court, majority of those at the magistrate court were journalists and bloggers, who came to cover the hearing and also showed solidarity with their colleagues.

Olunloyo was arrested in Lagos, while Walson was apprehended in Port Harcourt. They were remanded in the Port Harcourt Prison.

Some of their friends told journalists that the suspects were currently having health challenges.
The court, however, fixed March 30, 2017, for hearing on the bail application of the journalists.

Speaking outside the court premises, the counsel for Olunloyo, Mr. Eugene Meabi, expressed regret that the bail hearing for her client could not take place as scheduled.

Meabi said, “It is sad, but we firmly believe that on the 30th of this month, the bail application will go on. It is a situation that we are not happy about.

“But we are going to align our position with that of the court. It is a sad development. We will hold on and keep faith. The suspect is ill,” he said.

In his remark, Phoebe Fawehinmi, who is the counsel for Walson, explained that her client was diabetic and was looking forward to the hearing on his bail application.
She maintained that justice must be done, adding that journalism was not a crime.

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Lobatan! London School Of Economics Debunks Dino Melaye's Degree Claim

The fiasco over Senator Dino Melaye’s fraudulent claims of possessing several degrees and certificates has continued to escalate as SaharaReporters learned today that the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has discredited the senator’s assertion that he possesses a degree from the UK university.

The university stated that it had absolutely no evidence that the senator received any formal education at the reputable university. LSE, which is based in London, is one of the higher institutions of learning where Mr. Melaye claimed that he had earned one certificate or another.  

In an email to SaharaReporters, Candy Gibson, a Senior Media Relations Officer at LSE, stated, “We have checked our records and can find no evidence of Dino Melaye having any degree qualification from the London School of Economics and Political Science.”

Mr. Melaye, who runs no known form of business but flaunts his material possessions, especially such expensive automobiles as Bentley and Lamborghini, had claimed that he obtained seven degrees from several institutions, including Harvard and LSE.

Under scrutiny, the senator’s academic claims have been exposed as bogus after a colleague of his, Senator Ali Ndume, urged the legislative body last Tuesday to probe Mr. Melaye’s educational records. 

On various sites, including the official Senate online page as well as such social media forums as LinkedIn and Twitter, Mr. Melaye claimed that his educational profile includes degrees from seven universities.

 He created the impression that he earned three degrees from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, his first university where he purportedly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography.

Among his discredited or questionable academic claims are the assertion that he studied at the University of Abuja for a Masters in Policy Analysis, and received degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard University and a post-graduate degree from the University of Jos. 

SaharaReporters has confirmed that at least two of these claims are outright falsehoods. The registrar’s office at Harvard University noted in a statement that while Mr. Melaye completed a week-long leadership seminar in November 2016, he did not graduate from the university.

 Then, just today, the London School of Economics and Political Science responded to our correspondent’s inquiry by stating unambiguously that there was no proof on the institution’s database that Mr. Melaye obtained any degree qualification from the school. 

At one point, officials at ABU indicated their plan to make a statement on whether Mr. Melaye completed his coursework in the Department of Geography.

However, they may have abandoned the plan following resistance from key officials of the Geography Department who insist that the senator never met the criteria for graduation. 

Since last Tuesday when SaharaReporters broke the report that Mr. Melaye’s academic claims were hollow, the flamboyant senator tweeted a threat to sue the website for N5 billion.

Examination officers at the Department of Geography, where Mr. Melaye spent almost eight years as a student, told our correspondent that the senator never fulfilled his course requirements to graduate.
They accused then Head of Department of Geography, David Ogbonna, of cooking up results to enable Mr. Melaye to evade course requirements, which included mandatory courses required for graduation. 

SaharaReporters learned that since the certificate scandal broke, some top officials of ABU had been pressuring the staff of Geography Department to certify that Mr. Melaye graduated with a third class. A source at the Geography Department told our correspondent that such a certification would be fraudulent. 
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