Friday, 27 November 2015
Thursday, 26 November 2015
According to the fellow who shared these photos on his timeline, the young man above was alleged to have stolen, but was caught by concerned citizens at Alapere area of Lagos today.
He was thoroughly beaten and thereafter stripped naked and forced to walk stark naked on the streets with his loot.
The award winning rapper lost his dad today .He wrote
O God, who hast commanded us to honor our father and our mother; in Thy mercy have pity on the soul of my father, and forgive his trespasses; and make me to see him again in the joy of everlasting brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Rest well Dad.. Forever in my heart"
The police at Shasha division have arrested two men on a motorcycle after they smashed a 2-year-old baby on the road while attempting to snatch a bag from the toddler’s mother in Lagos State, western Nigeria.
The suspects, Olalekan Durojaiye, 20, and Femi Kromoga, 27, escaped a mob attack after they were apprehended by the residents while they attempted to escape on their motorcycle.
The incident happened at Salami bus stop in Shasha area where they attacked the victim, Mrs Mary Nwanfor and her baby, Samuel Nwanfor.
According to Mary, she was returning from work and was at the bus stop to board another bus to her house when the incident happened.
She said while she was at the bus stop with her baby, the suspects rode their motorcycle to where she was standing and stopped in front of her.
Mary said they suddenly attacked her and attempted to snatch her bag.
She said while she was struggling with them, one of them forcefully removed the baby from her hand and smashed him on the ground.
She said she was forced to leave the bag to pick her baby who was bleeding profusely.
The baby was immediately taken to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.
However, while the robbers were trying to escape, some residents who noticed what happened, apprehend them.
They were handed over to the police after they were severely beaten. Their motorcycle was also recovered and taken to the station.
After investigation, the police charged them before a Magistrates’ court for inflicting injury on Samuel and snatching Mary’s bag under the Criminal code.
They pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs J. O. E. Adeyemi granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail.
The matter was adjourned till 11 December, 2015.
A motorcyclist has killed a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) official, Prince Sunday Segun Shenuga, on line of duty.The late Shenuga otherwise called SS was knocked down on the Third Mainland Bridge while trying to assist a man whose vehicle broke down,the Nation reports. Shenuga, who rode a LASTMA motorcycle, was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja where he died.The motorcyclist who also suffered arm fracture is at Gbagada General Hospital. According to a LASTMA official, the late Shenuga was flagged down by the distressed motorist.
“He parked, removed his helmet and was trying to assist when a motorcyclist hit him. He was rushed to LASUTH and died the following day,” he said.
The late Shenuga, The Nation learnt, was among officers that give situation report to the Traffic Radio Control Room, Alausa, Ikeja. LASTMA General Manager (GM), Bashir Braimah said the late Shenuga’s remains had been buried. On whether the authority will press charges against the motorcyclist, he said:
“That is left for the police to handle.”
Braimah appealed to motorists to see LASTMA officials as fellow human beings. The GM assured his men that their welfare is paramount, urging them to see Shenuga’s case as an act of God.
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
What a brave and noble little man! Feng Molin's mother has been blind since childhood and when his father lost his sight in 2006 after suffering acute meningitis, the then 4-year-old from northwest China's Shaaanxi Province, had to start taking care of them. The family has since then lived on subsistence allowances from the government and donations from individuals.
Along with schoolwork, Feng cooks, cleans and does farm work. During his second year of primary school, Feng transferred to the central school of Yanmen, a town far away from his home after the village school was removed; a move which required him to live on campus during schooldays. On weekends, he returns home to do the cleaning work, farm work, and prepare all the food, firewood of the next week for his parents.
After doing his household work, only then would he sit down to complete his schoolwork.
Feng’s heartwarming story went viral after it was broadcast on a news program, CCTV. It touched the hearts of many who offered to assist the strong-willed boy. One man even offered to adopt him and send a nanny to take care of his parents.
Feng was grateful for the donations but rejected the adoption offer. "Staying with my parents is my greatest joy," he said, "I will work hard to create a better future with my own hands."
Members of Muslim Youths in Da’wah on Tuesday had a peaceful protest at the headquarters of the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja against the ban on the use of hijab by female Muslim corps members, especially during orientation camps.
However the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier-General, Johnson Olawumi, insisted on the ban, saying it was “for security reasons” and will not be lifted.
The national coordinator of LMYiD, Luqman Hassan; and the Deputy Coordinator, Kamarudeen Adefila, had told the NYSC DG that a major protest by Muslims was averted because of the ban on hijab in most orientation camps.
Hassan told the DG:
“We are here to discuss with you about the incident that happened recently in various camps across the country. We have a guiding principle which is based on the Holy Q’uran. We are all Nigerians and the principle which guides us is the constitution and the African Charter on Human rights.
“Members of the NYSC are Nigerians who have contributed to the development of this country; female corps members deserve protection by the NYSC. We don’t believe that a female corps member putting on hijab has done any wrong against the Act establishing the NYSC. So they deserve the respect of the NYSC. We have travelled far and wide and visited different camps. Why are the rights of female corps members being infringed upon. We are here to register our displeasure.”
“Many Muslim organisations wanted to protest, but we said wait a while. In fact, we have to intervene to avoid the situation and if Muslims march on the streets, it will attract a lot of negative comments, but people won’t know why we are protesting,” Adefila had added.
“Under my leadership, the NYSC will accord respect to every corps member, irrespective of tribe and religion. The incident in Benue State was caused by the use of long hijab. The security situation in the country is tough. There is the danger of somebody using hijab for other reasons.
“Why are you so particular on your alleged infraction on the rights of youths without mentioning any one of such on Christian youths? Produce your evidence, write to us and I can assure you that we will act fast. When the incident in Benue State was reported to us, I swung into action and ensured that the camp commandant was decamped immediately. We are not magicians; if you have any evidence, write to us and we will not hesitate to act.”
The NYSC Legal Adviser, Ahmed Tijani Ibrahim, said the incident in Benue State was still being investigated.
"I’m a Muslim and in our camps, I know that we have treated everybody equally. You mentioned the fact that you would have proceeded to protest. Very minor issues could trigger off mass protest.
“We will see the way forward to this complaint. I can assure you that the issue will not be swept under the carpet. The NYSC is very sensitive to the issue of religion and immediately we heard of it, we swung into action and we are on it because issues of religion are very sensitive.”
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
A petrol station, Alkad and Sons Nigeria Limited, situated along Olorunsogo, Ilorin, Kwara state capital suffered heavy loss yesterday, November 23 as the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) gave out their fuel to motorists and motorcyclists free of charge.
Daily Trust reports that the surveillance team of the DPR caught the station hoarding a total of 2300 litres of petrol, following a tip off.
The station had allegedly told buyers that it had exhausted its stock but when the team led by Salvation Philip, the operation controller of DPR got there, they discovered the station had 2300 litres of fuel.
Another station, Nasmut Nigeria Limited, located in Otte, Asa local government area of the state was found hoarding a large volume of petrol also.
Philip ordered that the commodity be given to members of the public free, saying he was acting in accordance with the directive of Minister of State for Petroleum.
He said: “ We are out for surveillance because of the situation on ground and we want to make sure that the fuel that comes in is distributed to commuters. When we got to this place (Alkad), we dug and discovered that they (management of the station) were hoarding 2300 litres of fuel. So, we are simply enforcing the ministerial directive. We are giving the fuel free to fellow Nigerians that need it. It is a critical time we have to utilize what is available. This is the second station so far we caught hoarding .”
According to him, it would serve a warning to others hoarding or intending to hoard petroleum product.
Philip added that anybody caught hoarding, diverting or flouting petroleum laws and regulations would be made to face the law.
In past weeks, Nigerians have been groaning over the increasing scarcity of fuel across the country, with petrol stations hoarding the product and black marketers selling at exorbitant prices.
Last week, Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum resources ordered the DPR to seal off fuel stations found to be hoarding petroleum products and give out the petroleum free to the public.
Vice chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe, has disclosed that the university has the capacity to admit over one million new students annually. He stated that this has been made possible through its open and distance learning education.
Tenebe made this revelation at the unveiling of the university’s new goodwill ambassador,
Tenebe said Nigeria records an excess of 1million students yearly from prospective university admission seekers due to the inability of the existing 124 universities to admit above the current 500,000 carrying capacity.
According to him, NOUN now has presence and learning points in all the 36 states in Nigeria, plus the Federal capital.
“124 universities cannot only admit 500,000 students, the carrying capacities of these universities is always stretched. NOUN can admit 1million students and they will get the same quality education.
“Any student graduating from NOUN will be graduating at par with students of other universities across Nigeria,”Tenebe said.
He added that getting educated through open and distance learning prepares graduates for work with less supervision in the future.
He added that countries like China, India, Indonesia, United Kingdom and the United States of America uses this means to educate their millions citizens.
While urging Nigerians to take advantage of the democratized system of learning at the university to increase literacy level in the country as NOUN will have a study Centre in each of the 774 LGAs in the next 15 years
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
See the custom made Pope mobile to be used by Pope Francis during his tour of Africa
Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday for his first tour in Africa. He will also visit Uganda and the Central African Republic. Isuzu Kenya posted images of the Pope mobile on its official Facebook page on Tuesday.
"The Isuzu D-Max popemobile was designed with the security and comfort of Pope Francis in mind." they post reads. "The double-cab was customised for the pope’s chair and additional seats for his companions. A shield made of plexiglass was placed in front to protect the pope from the elements. Sturdy railings were attached to the sides of the vehicle for the pope and his security personnel to hold on to while in transit. The pope’s emblem emblazoned with a banig design adds a Filipino touch to the car."
Five traders believed to be from the South East of Nigeria were reportedly killed by some militants after they failed to recite the Holy Quran at the Madala Market in Niger state last week Thursday.
According to Vanguard, the armed militants went straight to one of the lines owned by the traders and immediately ordered them to recite the Holy Quran of which they could not.
The militants unsatisfied then opened fire at close range, killing them. The five casualties have been identified as John Kalu, Oliver Ezemah, Uche Nguweze, Sunday Emmanuel while fifth casualty is yet to be identified.
The militants escaped before the Police arrived the scene of the incident. Niger State police Command spokesman ASP Richard Adamu Oguche while confirming the incident said the police was in search of the militants.
The Lagos State University (LASU) management is standing by the decision to increase acceptance fees from N10, 000 to N20, 000. The University's students union have protested against this increase and demanded for a reversal of the fees with immediate effect to prevent crisis.
The LASU authorities, in response, have maintained that they have the right to review and increase fees, aside tuition fees which the State government was in charge of. LASU registrar, Mr Akin Lewis made this known while speaking to press on Friday.
Lewis said that the university only expected the new students who had been offered provisional admission, to pay an acceptance fee.
“This is not the first time new students are paying acceptance fee, so, an increment should not be an alarm, the management has the right to review and increase fees.
“This is not an increment in tuition fees, but an increment in acceptance fee and the management has reasons for its decisions,” he said.
Meanwhile, the students' union, has released a statement which asked new students not to pay these fees until the issue is rectified.
They insisted that making this decision without informing the union is wrong.
”The recent increment of the new students’ acceptance fee and indigenous verification fee, from N10, 000 and 1,000 respectively to 20,000 and 5,000 came as a shock to LASUSU.
“We state emphatically that the management coming out with this increment at this time is a calculated attempt on the part of the management.
“The idea is to introduce what we tag as a “divide and rule” principle between students and the newly admitted students, which the students’ union firmly and judiciously stands against.
“This is also an attempt to bring back the already solved issue of school fees hike; an increment in the acceptance fee will surely lead to an increase in the school fees of new students, which we reject in its totality," it said.
Catholic faithful in Umuchu town in Aguata local government of Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, have been thrown into mourning after their priest slumped on the church altar and died while celebrating mass.
The priest, Rev Father Emmanuel Idika, slumped at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Umuchu while he was conducting mass.
After he slumped, church workers rushed to the altar and took him to a hospital but before doctors could attend to him, he was dead.
The 82-year-old Idika who hailled from Umunze in Orumba South in Anambra, was posted to the parish after he retired from active priesthood. He volunteered to assist other priests to celebrate mass.
Monday, 23 November 2015
Sunday, 22 November 2015
The mother and daughter identified as Uche Nweze and Ukamaka from Ijo-ozalla in Igboetiti local Government Area of Enugu state, allegedly fell into a well on Wednesday Nov. 11, and drowned. According to a statement by Enugu State Police Command, the corpses were recovered and deposited at Zim Uzo Hospital Mortuary Igbo etiti for post mortem examination. Meanwhile, investigation has since been launched to find out the circumstances surrounding their death. Already, four suspects are helping the police in their investigations. See the victims photo after the cut...
The woman was backing her child when she fell inside the well...so sad! May their souls rest in peace, amen!
Prince Audu Abubakar, the APC candidate in the state's governorship election which held yesterday November 21st, reportedly slumped and died this afternoon. He is pictured above just yesterday as he casted his vote. According to Sahara Reporters, Audu died of undisclosed medical reasons shortly after INEC declared his victory at the elections inconclusive. Cause of death is unknown. Details later