Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Angry man stabs employer’s friend to death

An angry man has allegedly stabbed his employer’s friend to death with a dagger in Lagos.

For engaging in such cruel act, Seun Shoyele, the suspect, has appeared in court on Monday and has been remanded at an Ikoyi Prison.

Shoyele is facing charges bordering on conspiracy and murder at an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrate A.O. Agbona, refuses to take Shoyele’s plea and orders his remand in prison.

Police’s prosecutor, Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the defendant and three others, still at large, committed the offences on September 3 at 8 p.m. on Adegbuyi St., Olanukan, Ishawo, a Lagos suburb.

Giving an explanation how the act was executed, he says the defendant and one other, were summoned by a third friend to kill the deceased, Mr Olanrewaju Adetola, 40.

“The deceased had scolded one of the alleged culprits, who is still at large; this got him angry and in a bid to revenge, mobilised the defendant and one other, who had gone to the deceased’s house to stab him with a dagger on his chest,“ he says.

The offences contravene Sections 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The magistrate remanded the defendant in prison pending a legal advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and adjourns the matter until October 17 for advice.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Teary! Yahoo boy kills hunched aunt for money rituals in Ebonyi state (she's pictured)

The entire Umuka community in Okposi, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been in mourning mood since August 19, this year, when news broke out that a man, Eric Ifeanyi Okoro, aged 28, hacked his aunt, a hunched primary school teacher, Benisa Okoro, to death in her sleep.

Benisa’s absence would be felt more as schools reopen this week, by pupils of the community primary school in the area, where she was said to have been a kind of mother to all the children with her uncommon love and care to them.

The slain lady said to be about 52 years old had returned from a church programme tagged: ‘Night of Cry’ service, on August 18, but met her nephew, Ifeanyi absent at home. She was said to have quickly prepared dinner for the young man before going to bed for a night rest.

While she slept off, Ifeanyi, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boy’, returned home in the wee hours, ate the food kept for him by his victim and took his jack-knife and stabbed her severally on the chest till she died in the pool of her blood.

According to a reliable family source, the suspect allegedly phoned his father, Mr Alfred Ogbonnaya Okoro in Owo, Ondo State and reportedly informed him that he had snuffed life out of “Auntie Benisa, and it remains one person for me to hit the gold, get rich quick and become self-actualized”.

The father in his disbelief ignored the information and went about his normal business the following day, being Sunday.

“He had thought that his son might have made the phone call under the influence of alcohol or hard drug”, the family source said.

But the lid was blown off when the next morning, ‘Yahoo Boy’ as he is fondly called, went to the Okposi General Hospital morgue and called an ambulance van to carry the corpse of his aunt who died in his own hands to the mortuary.

On arrival with the ambulance at his father’s compound, the van driver, Mr Ogbonnaya Okoro Ogudu had reportedly shuddered on seeing the corpse enmeshed in thick clot of blood and declined to convey Benisa’s body to the mortuary.

He instead pondered in bewilderment; asking the young man: “Who did this to your Auntie Eric? What happened to her? He then shouted on top of his voice alerting the entire neighbourhood who then rushed to the scene.

The first callers at the scene were jolted by the horrible sight, and spontaneously, they made distress call to leaders of the community who were in in a meeting at the community playground that fateful morning.

Immediately, the community leaders adjourned their meeting and rushed to the home of Alfred Ogbonnaya Okoro to have first-hand information of the distress call.

Police Public Relations Officer of Ebonyi State command; Loveth Odah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), who confirmed the incident said that the matter was being investigated and that the suspect will soon be charged to court.

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Video: Majek Fashek, not dead… manager speaks

Rain maker crooner, Majek Fashek is not dead. Rumours again went round over the weekend that the singer has passed on. In a fresh video, yesterday Sunday, September, 15th, his manager,
Uzoma Day Omenka, made a fresh video in front of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and assured his fans and lovers that the singer is still very much alive and even getting better.

He however emphasized that they still need money saying some people have donated, but the funds isn't enough.

He also distanced himself from those raising money online saying he knows nothing about it and any donation should be made through him. Watch the video HERE.

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Sowore seeks bail in FRESH court application

In a fresh application filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, Mr Omoyele Sowore, Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, who is being held by the Department of State Services, has asked for bail in liberal terms.

Sowore filed the fresh application on Friday after his failed bid to have the court hear his earlier one challenging the detention order issued against him by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on July 8, 2019.

The affidavit he filed in support of the application stated in part, “That the applicant (Sowore) herein has never been charged with any criminal offence whatsoever.

“That the Nigeria police also conducted investigation on the matter and made its findings public.

“That the persons who participated in the protests of August 5, 2019, were charged with the offence of unlawful assembly at the Magistrates’ Court in Ebute Meta, Lagos State, Osogbo in Osun State and Calabar(Cross River).

“That on August 9, 2019, the applicant filed an application to set aside, discharge and/or vacate the said ex parte order permitting his detention for 45 days.”

The security agency had accused Sowore, the SaharaReporters publisher and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the last February 2019 poll, of planning to topple the President Muhammadu Buhari government, through the protest.

Sowore denied the coup allegations insisting that he only mobilised Nigerians to protest against bad governance and other vices.

How to Disable Bing in the Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 Start Menu search with Bing web results for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Windows 10, by default, sends everything you search for in the Start Menu to their servers to give you results from Bing search—so you better make sure that you don’t type anything private into your own PC’s Start Menu. Or, you could just disable the Bing integration in the Start Menu.

Update: We now have a new solution that works in modern versions of Windows 10! We tested this method with both Windows 10’s October 2018 Update and the May 2019 Update. It works in both.

It’s worth noting that Android’s default search and even iOS will also send your search results to their servers to try and get more relevant results—but somehow it seems different when you’re on your personal computer in your house trying to search through your personal files.

We’re definitely glad that they included a way to easily disable the web integration—it’s just worth noting that if you want to use Cortana, you don’t have any choice in whether the Start Menu uses Bing, so you’re going to have to disable Cortana to disable the web integration.

How to Disable Bing Integration in the Start Menu

You must edit the Windows registry to disable web searches in the Start menu.

Here’s our standard warning: The Registry Editor is a powerful tool and making the wrong change can make your system unstable or even inoperable. This is a straightforward change and, if you follow the instructions, you should be fine. But if you’ve never used it before, consider reading about how to use the Registry Editor. We always recommend backing up your Registry (and your computer) before making changes.

To start, open the Registry Editor by hitting Start and typing “regedit”. Double-click the “Registry Editor” shortcut that appears (or press Enter) and click Yes to the UAC prompt.

Start Menu Search with arrows pointing to regedit search and registry editor result.

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Ihedioha plans to jail Okorocha for incitement

A Magistrates’ Court in Owerri has summoned former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to appear before it on October 8 to explain why he should not be convicted for alleged incitement.

Imo state government, according to Daily Trust had dragged Okorocha to court over accusation that the former governor had consistently been fomenting trouble and inciting his supporters to disobey the government of the day.

In the suit, with reference no: OW/MISC.79/2019, filed at the Owerri district of the Magistrate Court, the Imo State Attorney General on behalf of the state government alleged that Okorocha had been in the habit of making seditious and inciting statements against the government even on air using his Radio station (Reach FM), which is widely listened to in Owerri and beyond.

The Attorney General also alleged that Okorocha, as an elected senator, spends more time in Owerri, Imo state, cavorting with his retinue of well-armed thugs and urchins referred to as ‘Ohaji Boys’ whom he employed to cause trouble.

The state government also alleged that an aide to Governor Emeka Ihedioha was beaten to a pulp while on a legitimate assignment of serving a court processes at Okorocha’s Spibat residence.

Tanzanian PM orders suspended officials to return 1.3bn TZS in THREE DAYS

Tanzanian Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, on Sunday suspended seven public officials in Morogoro region over embezzlement of 1.3 billion Tanzanian shillings ($567,000), a statement said.

The statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office in the capital Dodoma said Majaliwa has ordered the seven public officials to refund the money in three days’ time before he concludes his official visit to Morogoro region.

The suspended public officials were from Kilombero district council and Ifakara town council, said the statement.

“The whole of Morogoro region is facing misuse of public funds.

“Government revenue is being collected but it ends up in people’s private pockets.

“This is unacceptable,’’ the premier said.

According to the 2016/2019 report of the Controller Auditor General, Ifakara town council collected 2.7 billion shillings during that period but only 1.9 billion shillings was deposited in a bank, said Majaliwa.

He said investigations revealed that most of the money, unaccounted for, were deposited in personal bank accounts of the suspended public officials.

Daughter of Adamawa politician Aisha Umar Ado kidnapped

Aisha Umar Ado, daughter of a former governorship aspirant in Adamawa state, Dr. Umar Ardo, was kidnapped by gunmen in Abuja on Saturday night. But she was freed on Sunday, her father has announced.

According to a close family member, Amir Mustapha the politician paid in bitcoins to get his daughter freed. Amir made the claim on Monday on Facebook.

“So kidnappers now accept ransoms in bitcoins?? This is alarmingly worrying. Yesterday, Dr Umar Ardo’s daughter, Aisha was kidnapped in Maitama, Abuja(sic) and he had to pay $15,000 in bitcoins just for her to be released. This country is heading for the rocks. God protect us all”, Mustapha, a lawyer wrote.

Dr. Ardo, a member of the PDP and cousin to Atiku Abubakar has not confirmed the ransom and whether it was paid with bitcoins.

His 24 year-old daughter fondly called Ummi, was kidnapped as she came out of Blinkers Supermarket in Asokoro Abuja on Saturday night.

Her father on Sunday night disclosed her freedom.

“I’m glad to inform all and sundry that my daughter, Ai’sha, has been released by her abductors. I collected her somewhere around Gwarimpa where they dumped her by the roadside. She is safe and sound. I thank you and all Nigerians for the support given to me during these trying hours. I appreciate that it”, he said.

Two Nigerians among finalists for $25,000 Anzisha Prize for young African entrepreneurs

Two Nigerians, Abdulwaheed Alayande and Emmanuel Okon made the cut among 20 finalists to contend for the $25,000 Anzisha Prize for young African Entrepreneurs.

Over 500 budding African entrepreneurs applied for the award, across Africa. The winner will be announced at the ninth Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Alayande is the founder of TREP LABS, an enterprise offering a product called REALDRIP, which is an infusion meter that makes blood transfusion and drip treatment simpler and safer. Okon founded Vmedkit – a health company that focuses on alleviating mental illnesses using virtual reality technology.

The Anzisha Prize, an African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation partnership, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and celebrating young African entrepreneurs between the ages of 15-22 on the continent whose ideas, ventures and businesses harness the power to redefine and reimagine Africa’s growth trajectory.



Xenophobia: South Africa sends special delegation to Nigeria, seven other countries

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has sent out special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several Heads of State and Governments across Africa.

The team, comprising former minister in the presidency, Mr Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mmabolo and Dr. Khulu Mbatha, will visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

The Special Envoys will deliver a message from President Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts of South Africa, which resulted in attacks on foreign nationals and destruction of property.

They are also expected to reassure fellow African countries that South Africa is committed to the ideals of pan-African unity and to the rule of law.

Beyond that, they will also brief governments in the identified countries about the steps that the South African government is taking to bring a stop to the attacks and to hold the perpetrators to account.

This comes days after 188 Nigerians where successfully evacuated from South Africa via an Air Peace Airline, following an order by President Muhammadu Buhari.



A drunken policeman has allegedly stabbed nine people at a club in Akure, Ondo State. 

The victims were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries. The policeman, attached to Area Commander’s office, Akure, allegedly stabbed the victims who were said to be young men at a popular club located at Alagbaka, GRA , Akure, during a brawl that ensued among them. 

According to an eyewitnesses, the policeman, who was reportedly drunk, started harassing the victims who had come to relax at the club. Trouble started when the policeman began pestering and harassing one of the victims. According to reports, it was so clear that he (Orisadare) was so drunk and was already becoming something else at the club.

“He won’t just listen to those trying to tell him to take things easy. It got to a point that things went awry as he started attacking everyone he could lay his hands on. In total, he stabbed nine people before he could be overpowered,” the source said.

Another source said some of the victims of the attack were currently receiving treatment in various hospitals in Akure, while some were in critical condition.  However, there was no loss of life in the incident.  K

Police Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and stated that everyone involved was engaged in a brawl. He also disclosed that the alleged policeman was also injured in the fight and had been taken to the hospital.

“There was a fight between the policeman and the boys, but we have started investigation into matter. All those involved in the brawl are already in the hospital receiving treatment. But if at the end of the day we find our man culpable, we will deal with him because we don’t tolerate indiscipline in this Command.



Lagos State Taskforce explains why people were picked up at African Shrine

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) at the weekend raided all streets within Central Business District, including surroundings of the ‘African Shrine’, Alausa, Ikeja and arrested 28 miscreants and 15 illegal street traders.

The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi said the enforcement operations became imperative following complaints from members of the public about the criminal activities of miscreants and environmental nuisance of illegal street traders around the Shrine.

Egbeyemi disclosed that 28 miscreants and 15 illegal street traders were arrested at various locations around Alausa, hinting that the raid was also initiated due to the nefarious acts within the vicinity of the African Shrine which presented a negative image to tourists and Lagosians as a whole.

According to the Chairman, “The night enforcement operation was carried out on all roads around African Shrine where sales of hard drugs like Tramadol, Codeine, Skunk, Weed, Illegal Mixed Liquor, Assorted Food and all sorts of consumable and non-consumable items are freely sold on the streets in defiance of security agencies and government authority”.

Egbeyemi maintained that the enforcement operations would be a continuous exercise in line with the vision of the present administration to rid the entire State of street urchins and criminals.

Geek Trivia: The Oldest Planetarium In The World Is Located Where?

The Oldest Planetarium In The World Is Located Where?

  1. A Dutch Living Room
  2. A Russian Cave
  3. The Parthenon
  4. Oxford University

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