Thursday, June 21, 2018

Lady 'Dating Married Man' Found Dead With A Murder Note

Many in Anambra state were shocked after finding the corpse of a beautiful lady who was killed by unknown assailants. According to Njoku Obed Chinwendu who shared the news, a warning note was left at the scene where her corpse was dumped - suggesting that she might have been killed by the wife of an alleged lover.

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President Buhari to motivate Super Eagles ahead of Friday game

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday speak with the Super Eagles players to motivate them for the crucial second group game against Iceland, in Volgograd, Russia.

Although the President had before the opening game against Croatia called the players to wish them well, arrangements had been concluded to call the players again to boost their morale ahead of the Iceland tie.

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), First Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi disclosed this in St. Petersburg, noting that the team has enough motivation ahead of the game.

“The President had called them before the opening match and will still speak with them again before the match against Iceland.

“The Minister of Sports is also here with the ambassador. All these things are ways of motivating players. I don’t think that they are lacking in motivation.

“We have addressed the issue of social media and we have tasked them to remain focused and not to react to anything they see from Nigerians on Social Media. If he did err, I am sure we will address that,” he said.

Rohr responds to Mourinho's comments on Mikel's playing position

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has replied Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Mikel's playing position issues during their second team press conference held on Wednesday evening at their Essentuki training site.

The Portuguese manager who converted Mikel from an attacking midfielder to a defensive midfielder after signing him at Chelsea in 2006 had earlier disclosed that "Nigeria lost a good No.6 to get a bad No.10." But Rohr doesn't share the same opinion with Mourihno. He rather believes that Mikel is a very good midfielder and plays well as a number 10.

Rohr gave credit to Etebo and Ndidi as good defensive midfielders who are clinical in the number 6 position. The coach also reiterated that since he joined the Super Eagles two years ago, Mikel has been doing well with his apt distribution of decisive passes and game-winning mentality.

Cossy Orjiakor’s Neighbour Brutalizes Her For Daring To Separate A Fight Between Him & His Wife

Cossy Orjiakor has taken to instagram to share photos of wounds inflicted on her by her neighbour, According to her, the man was beating his wife on the street and she tried to intervene, not knowing she will also have a taste of it. She then posted his photo and phone number saying, she doesn’t know may be she should inform the police or just quietly treat her wounds.

Cossy wrote;

This is Mr Matin Obinka Maruche, he deals on Italian mens wares and also own the plaza where a bank and also @kaffydance studio somewhere in badore, Ajah. Martin is an uneducated big boy from Agulu Uzoigbo in Anambra state. He maybe an ideal husband material hahahhaha, tall dark and handsome he also owns assorted property in Lagos. and unfortunately is also my neighbor. He is so fond of beating up his wife at anytime it please him. I also heard crazy stories from his various house girls that u won't believe, you will just wonder why!!?... His wife is a drop dead gorgeous lady. Her hips will make most woman go green with envy. I remember the night he pushed her down the stairs. Well.... Tonight another episode..he was beating her on the streets. The child was begging him to stop and he hit the little girl with his belt..I stupidly went to intervene and he used belt to wipe me so hard..see the picture broken finger, torn leg, elbow, boobs sef not spared. This guy wicked ooo...hmmm my dear i no no who send me, I for jejele stay put in my house. Anyway for The wounds he gave me I present to you Mr Martin Obinka Maruche, a Child and wife beater.... Am wondering if I should go to police or just take care of my wound. Up till now i can still hear the wife scream for help. Guess by tomorrow she will use foundation and eyeglass to cover the wounds he is inflicting on her right now. Sometimes its better to be single or be a baby mama than end up with men that can destroy you . Mr Matin Maruche phone number +2348034017578 #notime #fordrama #foreversingle. #babymama mode activated.

NYSC Member Wins $2,500 Painting Competition In Lagos

Julius Agbaje, a 26-year-old 2018 Batch B National Youth Service Corps member, on Wednesday won the 2018 Afriture Panting competition in Lagos.

Agbaje, who is serving with Silverbird Arts Galleria, went home with a cheque of $2,500, the star price.

NAN reports that the painting competition, which held at Omenka Arts Gallery, Ikoyi, had Oliver Enwonwu and Abiodun Olaku among the panel of judges.

Agbaje, who was overwhelmed with joy, said he would hold a series of solo art exhibitions, help his father to build his business and invest more in his career with the money.

“I’m overwhelmed with emotions right now. I have many aspirations in line with developing my career in arts and it is a dream come true.

“This is a push in the right direction for me. I have always wanted to impact lives through my work and this has given me the opportunity to achieve my dreams.

“I was discouraged at some point but had to encourage myself again. I thank God today, my dream has come through,” he said.

Agbaje’s work Virtual Reality, won the competition; while Emmanuel Eweje was second and Ifeanyi Ugwoke came third, among eight contestants.

Abiodun Olaku, one of the judges, said the criteria used in selecting the winner was the philosophy and design behind the painting.

“Philosophy is synonymous with the message of the artwork, while the design is how an artist expresses the philosophy through the painting,” he said.

Earlier, the organiser of the competition, Mr. Shogo Adaramati, said the competition would further encourage more upcoming artists to remain focused in their chosen career.

Gernot Rohr reportedly makes major changes, Ahmed Musa in Super Eagles starting X1

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has decided to start Ahmed Musa in tomorrow’s all-important World Cup game against Iceland.

According to reports, some players who started in the 0-2 loss against Croatia are in danger of getting dropped to the bench for Friday’s game.

Alex Iwobi, according to the sports outlet is likely to lose his place in the starting X1 after his not too impressive performance against Croatia on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Musa who has been fully involved in training with the A team, where his pace, awareness and goal scoring has caught the eyes is likely to lead the attack.

Also, Crotone forward, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Simy) will likely get a more defensive role against Iceland to help the team match Iceland in aerial duels.

Southern, M-Belt leaders reject public-funded ranches

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, yesterday, rejected the Federal Government’s decision to spend  N179bn to build ranches describing it as a vexatious declaration.

In a statement by Messrs. Yinka Odumakin (South West), Senator Bassey Henshaw (South-South), Prof Chigozie Ogbu (South East) and Dr Isuwa Dogo (Middle Belt), the forum, however, commended the decision of the government to embrace ranching for cattle rearers against the erstwhile insistence on archaic open grazing and old century cattle routes.

The statement reads: “The decision to ignore this sensible recommendation has led to a situation where untold terror has been unleashed on farming communities with needless loss of hundreds of lives in the last 3 years with not a soul under prosecution and top functionaries of the administration making excuses for the killers.

“We, however, object to the Federal Government’s decision to spend  N179bn of public funds to build these ranches over 10 years starting with N70bn under this administration.

“Cattle-rearing is a private business in which individuals make billions of Naira with no record of what they pay as taxes.

“And it is unfortunate that the Federal Government was making this vexatious declaration while receiving the Chief Executive Officer of Friesland Campina of Netherlands without bothering to find out that it was put together by Cooperatives with roots going back to 1879 and is one of the World’s top five dairy companies with annual revenue of 11 billion.

“It is only reasonable that those who want to engage in the business should approach the states where they want to build ranches and acquire land to build such with firm commitment to abide by the rules of host communities.

“Rewarding the herders with public funds to build ranches would only mean that they have killed enough to beat the country into pacification mode. And this can only encourage other people to arm themselves, cause sufficient killings to get an undue concession.

“What would our society become if fishermen, farmers, and people in other trades begin to cause bloodbath so the Federal  Government could give them special consideration?

“We call on the Federal Government to shelve the idea of committing public funds on ranches and allow the owners of the business to  attend  to their business needs.

“To go ahead with the plan is to say that cattle owners own this Government and that would make other segments of society to say “we have no inheritance in this arrangement.”

BREAKING: Casualties as suicide bombers hit crowded Borno military market

The Borno state Police Command has confirmed the twin suicide attacks by suspected female terrorists onboard a tricycle (Keke Napep) on Wednesday in an attempt to infiltrate defunct 333 Artillery Mammy Military Market in Maiduguri, the state capital.

This attack which took place at about 8:20pm is coming at a time when most of bear/alcohol dealers and commercial sex workers chased out of the city as a result of Committee for Demolition of Illegal Structures and Criminal Spots continued their onslaught and leding to massive influx of the victims  to 333 Artillery Mammy Military Market for business.

Sources said, the suicide bombers sneaked into a waiting queue of customers at the entrance gate for proper checking by military personnel, before detonating their Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, leading to several number of casualties.

Although, the source could not mention specifically the number of casualties, investigation revealed that some civilians were affected in the blasts.

But in a Press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon said, “Yesterday being 20/06/18 at about 2020hrs, two female suicide bombers onboard a tricycle attempted to infiltrate the defunct 333 Artillery Mammy Market in Maiduguri, Borno State.

“The first bomber exploded as she was shot by soldiers while trying to buy ticket at the gate.

“The second bomber detonated her IED inside the tricycle as the rider fled the scene.

” As a result of the explosions, the two bombers died instantly while fifteen persons were injured and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

“Meanwhile, the scene of incident has been sanitized by a team of EOD personnel and normalcy has been restored.

” The Commissioner of Police Borno State, CP Damian Chukwu assures members of the public of the commitment of the force to continue to protect lives and properties at all times.

“He also urges residents to be extra vigilant and to promptly report suspicious persons and activities to the Police or other security agencies for necessary actions.” Okon stated.

Nigeria in eyes of the world as Buhari declares IPI congress open

Nigeria will be at the centre of global focus from today as President Muhammad Buhari declares open the 2018 congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) in Abuja.

IPI is a global network of editors, journalists and media executives “who share a common dedication to quality, independent journalism.”
The group also promotes conditions that allow journalism to fulfill its public function, most especially journalists’ ability to operate freely without interference and fear.

According to a press statement by spokesman of the 2018 IPI congress, Mr. Eric Osagie, who is Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Publishing Limited, President Buhari will perform the opening ceremony of the two-day 2018 IPI congress at the State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja at 4pm.

He said guests are expected to be seated at 3.30pm, ahead of President Buhari’s arrival.

Osagie said after President Buhari declares the congress open, there will be an event entitled, “Conversation with the Government of Nigeria,” wherein four ministers will address participants and take questions. The ministers are: General Abdurahman Dambazau (Interior); Chibuike Amaechi (Transportation); Okey Enelamah (Trade and Commerce) and Kemi Adeosun (Finance).

The event at the presidential Villa will be rounded off with a cocktail party hosted by Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello.

The 2018 IPI congress, with theme, “Why Good Journalism Matters,” will shift to the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja tomorrow, where papers on various issues would be presented.

According to the organisers, the papers to be presented would, in general, “affirm the indispensable role of quality media in building strong societies, showcasing investigative stories and projects that bring positive change to individuals and communities in Africa and around the world.”

In the Friday session of the congress, five editors and publishers from world’s leading publications will speak on the topic: “Why Good Journalism Matters (And How to Make People Like it.”

They include: John Daniszewski, vice president (standards)/editor-at-large, The Associated Press; Glenda Gloria, managing editor/co-founder, Rappler; David Jordan, director (editorial policy), BBC; Khadija Patel, editor-in-chief, Mail & Guardian and Mostefa Souaj, acting director-general, Al-Jezeera.

There will also be paper on “Covering Elections, Advancing Democracy,” by chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu and Mr. Lanre Arogundade, director, International Press Centre; “Africa’s Looking to the Future. So is its Journalism” by Juliet Ehimuan, country director of Google; “Reporting Africa – Shaping a New Africa Narrative by Roukaya Kasenally, CEO, Africa Media Initiative and “Covering Development: A Guide to African Journalists” by Lisa Anne Essex, trainer, European Journalism Centre.

There will also be a paper on “Understanding Terrorism and Conflict in Africa” by Victor Bwire, programmes manager, Media Council of Kenya and Hamza Idris, politics editor, Daily Trust Newspapers. Another paper entitled: “Fighting the Good Fight: African Media Face the Might of State Censorship,” will be presented by Deodatus Balile, Acting Chairman of Tanzania Editor’s Forum (TEF); Joan Chirwa, Editor-in-Chief and CEO, The Mast and Barbara Kaija, Editor-in-Chief, New Vision Printing & Publishing Company.

Also, there will be a paper, “Why Journalists Struggle to Make a Living and What we can do about
it” by Ralph Akinfeleye, professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Lagos; Funke Egbemode, president, Nigerian Guild of Editors; Mohammed Idris, publisher, Blueprint Newspapers and Abdulwaheed Odusile, president, Federation of African Journalists (FAJ).

The day’s session will be rounded of by a “Conversation with Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka. Kenneth Woosuk Choi, Editor of The Chosun Daily Newspaper, Korea will also speak at the event.

The Saturday session of the congress will feature papers on “Collaborative Investigative Reporting on Corruption, Financial Crime and Abuse of Power; Covering Natural Resources and the Extractive Sector; Contending with Fake News and Propaganda; Innovative Ways to Fund Investigative Journalism; What Change Can I Bring? Evidence is Power: Presentation of Independent and Secure Platforms for Journalists in Nigeria.”

The Saturday day’s session will also feature two workshops and IPI General Assembly.
Osagie said the congress is a rare opportunity for Nigeria to showcase its best.

“It is also an opportunity to re-brand the country, by proving to the world that Nigeria is not as bad as it is painted. It is one of the biggest tools to draw attention to not just the potentials and greatness of Africa’s most populous nation, but to also demonstrate that Nigeria remains the leader in Africa,” he said.

Why US deported 34 Nigerians

The United States Government on Wednesday deported 34 Nigerians for various offences.

A Nigeria Immigration Service source said it was a special deportation, as the deportees were sent home for fraud, homicide, impersonation and possession of prohibited items, among other offences.

The deportees, comprising 32 males and two females, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 2.30pm aboard a chartered Omni Air International aircraft with Registration Number: W342AX.

The spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development.

“At about 14.30 hours (2.30pm), we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from the United States. They were made up of 32 males and two females. “

He stated that 25 of the deportees were alleged to have committed criminal offences; one was allegedly involved in narcotics while the others were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences.

He said the deportees were received by officers of the NIS, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the Nigeria Police Force.

Officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency were also on the ground to receive them, he added.

We’re not better than Nigeria – Iceland coach

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson has said his team will not change their tactics regardless of the opposition they face at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Europeans play Nigeria in their second match in Group D on Friday. They are joint second in the group with Argentina after their 1-1 draw with the South American giants in their opening match last Saturday.

Hallgrimsson said despite their draw with Argentina, the World Cup debutants are not carried away and would stick to their strengths to get the desired results.

The strengths of Iceland include excellent defensive organisation and effectiveness at set-pieces both in attack and defence. But Nigeria’s weaknesses come from poor defending of set-pieces.

“We are not of the opinion that we are at all better than Nigeria. We know our strengths, and need to make the best of them,” Hallgrimsson told FIFA TV.

“We have some players who are outstanding against Argentina that can help us in the kind of style we play. One of them is Aron Gunnarssson. He played well against Argentina despite the fact that he is just returning to action after an injury lay-off.

“Against Nigeria, he will definitely be fitter to play after playing for 90 minutes against Argentina.”

According to FIFA statistics, in 26 competitive matches from 2014 to 2018, the Icelandic team have had 44 per cent possession on average, a little over 45 per cent when they win and 47 per cent when they lose.

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MKO Abiola’s son, Abdulmumin, eyes APC youth leader’s ticket

The son of late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election, Abdulmumin, has joined the race for the ticket of the National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress.

The APC national convention is scheduled to hold on Saturday in Abuja.

Abdulmumin on Wednesday in Lagos said he had what was needed to give youths the much-needed direction to move the nation forward, adding that since he returned to the country in 2007, he had always been thinking about how to contribute to the system and make a difference.

“I have been working hard to bridge the gap among youths of the country for them to contribute their quota to Nigeria’s development.

“And I want to make it clear that I did not join the race for the youth leader of the APC due to the recent recognition of my late father by President Muhammadu Buhari; I want to make my own mark and I have consulted widely,” he added.

Abdulmumin commended Buhari for signing Not too Young to Run Bill into law, saying it was long overdue.

He said, “The vibrant youth of the country will take advantage of the law to ensure their participation in the political landscape of the country.”