Monday, May 4, 2015

Crime Kingpin Jailed In Australia

A respected Nigerian specialist who is likewise the Eze Ndigbo of Australia, Chief Maximus Osuamadi, has been imprisoned by Sydney court for being the mind behind some prominent law violations and running a drug cartel syndicate which works between Nigeria, China, Brazil and other Asian nations. As indicated by the Reporters, the Nigerian group pioneer was the manager of a well run West African wrongdoing syndicate, before he was busted by underground cops. In a special report completed by the daily paper, Chief Osuamadi was an exceptionally successful businessman and respected community leader of Sydney’s growing Nigerian community.

Perused the report here:

“The Chief, as he liked to be known, drove a Mercedes-Benz and was deeply involved in local issues in western Sydney, meeting local politicians such as former premier Morris Iemma and senior police officers.

But in reality Chief Maximus was the boss of a West African crime syndicate which some police likened to the black Mafia of Sydney with the Chief, a man living a double life as family man and businessman, frequently needing to travel to China and Nigeria, as its Godfather.

In 2010, Strike Force Bellevue was set up and 11 people were arrested after undercover operatives infiltrated the syndicate.

‘It was a secret criminal society in this city and beyond, which contributed significantly to the illegal drug supply in the Sydney metropolitan area,’ said Detective Superintendent Nicholas Bingham, Drug Squad Commanderat the time.

They had no criminal records and really were an unknown criminal element.

On Friday in Parramatta District court, Osuamadi was sentenced to six years’ jail for supplying a commercial quantity of methamphetamine during an undercover operation in Auburn Botanical Gardens and in a series of secretly taped conversations.

When arrested at his Granville home, he remained indignant. He said was of royal blood with ties to some of NSW’s leading politicians, the local police and even the commissioner, he told police.

‘Everybody in Granville knows me, the police there and the local politicians. I am an identity. I am Chief of the Igbo (Nigerian) community and people call me Chief Maximus. I don’t know if you know about the African tradition of royalty. We trace our royalty back to the Queen Sheeba of Israel.’

Maximus owned a string of businesses including an African grocery store, hair salon, a limousine company, Internet cafe and a Western Union money transfer franchise but said many of them had collapsed.

However, police said it was all a front for his drug business, which helped pay for his lavish lifestyle.

Born in Nigeria, the 49-year-old was raised in the Vatican where he was studying to become a priest before dropping out. He arrived in Australia in 1988 and became a citizen in 1990.

It is known to investigators that members of the syndicate and the accused are involved in the supply of methamphetamine and have access to false identification and passports.

The lengthy closed court trial heard evidence that Osuamadi, a male co-accused and an undercover officer, had a conversation where the Chief had said he was planning to travel to China to organise heroin smuggling.

Chief Maximus’s trial was held in closed court because evidence by undercover police and their methods in cracking the syndicate were heard in camera.

Drug Squad Investigation Co-ordinator, Detective Inspector Jason Smith said the police were confronted with a criminal group of which people had very little knowledge.

‘West African organised crime syndicates had not previously been the subject of a dedicated criminal investigation by an Australian law enforcement agency.”

#SilverbirdManOfTheYear: See What Halima Abubakar rocked To On-Going 2014 Silverbird's Award

Nollywood performing artist, Halima Abubakar is one of the guests at the on-going 2014 Silverbird Man of The Year Award. Halima stepped  out in a front opening, fitted and uncovering dark outfit with a grasp tote to match, and she truly looks dazzling.

See another one bellow

See What This Love & Hip Hop Star, Nya Lee rocked To Maypac Fight In Vegas Will Blow Your Mind

The ex-stripper turned reality star wore next nothing to the Mayweather versus Pacquiao battle in Vegas on Saturday night. See a very close photograph underneath…

See the Outfit Amber Rose rocked To A Groove In Las Vegas , Hot or Trashy ?

Amber Rose and Taz’s Angels closed shut down the May/Pac Fight Weekend with a pool party at Tropicana Hotel in Vegas.

See more pics bellow.

President-Elect's May 29 Pronouncements will Surprise Nigerians - APC Chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom, Inibehe Okori has said that President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari would shock Nigerians with his pronouncements on May 29, 2015, the day of his introduction.  Boss Okori, who was the APC candidate for the Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial region, additionally said that Buhari would demonstrate to Nigerians and the global community that corruption could be checked in the nation.  Okori put forth the expressions on Sunday, May 3, while talking in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom.

Many Rescued Girls From Boko Haram terrorist Camp Are Pregnant – UNFPA

According to reports, a large number of girls rescued from Boko Haram have been found to be pregnant.  This revelation was reportedly made on Sunday, May 3, by the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin.

According to Vanguard, unofficial reports put the number of visibly pregnant girls at 214.
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Osotimehin is said to have given the indication while providing updates on the response to the rehabilitation of the rescued women and children,  said the organization.

“What we found is that some of the women and girls that have come back actually have much more in terms of the stress they have faced, so the counselling has to be more intense and working with them one-on-one,” he said.

“I’m glad the communities are not excommunicating them and are taking them back. That is an important therapy too. We anticipate this is going to escalate because the military intervention is continuing, we find that more people are now needing our services and we will continue,” he added.

“Beyond that, in the growing young people, we will always have pregnant women, but nobody segregates the needs of the pregnant women which are very important and different from the needs of the average community. We look after them, and ensure they get antenatal care and that they deliver properly and that they even get Caesarean Section when necessary,” Osotimehin said.

He also stated that the organization in collaboration with the Federal and state governments had undertaken the enormous task of restoring the dignity of the girls, who, he said, are facing severe psychosocial trauma.

Russia Uncovers its Brand new military Equipment, Armata, Kurganets & Co.

Never before seen types of military hardware, including new Armata main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, will be showcased during the Moscow Victory Day Parade on May 9.

The Russian Defense Ministry posted on its website photos of its latest, most advanced models of military hardware that will be displayed in the Moscow Victory Day Parade on May 9.

On the website one can see high-resolution photographs of the new Armata Main Battle Tank, the Armata infantry fighting vehicle on the new-platform, Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled howitzer, and the Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle, also based on the Armata platform.

Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the upcoming Victory Parade, marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Army’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, will be the largest in Russia’s recent history. Over 15,000 personnel and about 200 pieces of military equipment will be on display, including weaponry never before seen by the public.The Russian Defense Ministry has previously confirmed that it will roll out a new-generation Armata tank with an unmanned remotely-controlled turret.

This year’s premieres include high-end armored personnel carriers, high-precision artillery systems, as well as the famous Sukhoi Su-30 and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets. The historical part of the march-by will feature the legendary T-34 tanks, the mainstay of the Red Army in the 1940s.


Odu Ofun Owonrin

Alàáfia Community!!, continuity  gave us bàbá Faniyi Osagbami, here I am writing another “ese ‘fa ” could baba translate some have interpreted? thank you very much.

Here goes ….”…

1.Ofun wonrin wonrin awo igun lodifa fun igun

Ti nraye laini ku Gunnugun kii ku lewe Kangere ma dagba ma darugbo kangere.

2. Ofun jinginni Adifa fun Orunmila o gunyan tan ko robe je Ire aje, ire gbogbo nwa mi bo wa o. Ofun jinginni

3. Kukute kukuru awo eba ona Adifa fun Orunmila oun esu odara jo nsowo po Odara dare temi fun mi Odara.

4. Ofun wonrin wonrin awo ile Orunmila lodifa fun Orunmila ti nbe ni rangun ota Koipe koijina kawa bani larusegun….”

Enugu officials begin indictment process against Governor Chime

One more day, another Gov trying to be impeached. Individuals from the Enugu State House of Assembly at the beginning of today started denunciation procedures against the Governor of the state, Sullivan Chime.


The speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Eugene Odo read a notice of impeachment against Chime in a sitting in the house early at the beginning of today May 4th. 13 other Assembly members bolstered the denunciation procedures while 8 didn’t and endeavored to denounce the Speaker. Details later.

Checkout OAP Toolz reaction to "trekker".

All these star trekkers self haha. This one na Jona trekker.

Pics from David Beckham's 40th birthday in Morocco

Football and fashion icon David Beckham turned 40 on May 2nd and celebrated with his wife, kids, sisters and companions with a lavish party  in Marrakech, Morocco.

See photographs from birthday and excursion to Morocco bellow.

Emma Nyra comes for ex-boss Ubi Franklin in new interview, says he terrorized her

As indicated by what I know, Emma Nyra dated Ubi Franklin for around three years and they all lived together in same house in Lekki however in the event that she’s insisting  they didn’t date, she must have her reasons. In another meeting with Vanguard, the artist said Ubi threatened her for quite a long time.

“Ubi and I never dated. Rather he terrorized me for years. He abused me and other members of the label with physical and verbal force. This is why I left Triple MG the first time. He claims he spent money on me but failed to mention that he never gave me my payment for all the tours I have done alongside Iyanya. The true story lies between me and other members of Triple MG who have all chosen to be silent because of fear of one man. I do not support abuse of women or men. That is why I left. I don’t want to be involved with anything that has to do with Ubi Franklin ever again. Honestly, I don’t want to see my name associated with Ubi in any way. Let these lies die down. I am moving on with my career. Thank God” She said

Watch Oby Ezekwesili on Aljazeerah interview that got everyone talking

Former Minister of Education and convener of the Bringbackourgirls group, Oby Ezekwesili was a guest on Al-jazeerah’s Hardtalk which aired on Friday May 1st and it has got many people on social media talking.

Many believe she responded very intelligently throughout the interview but expressed their reservations regarding her response when she was asked if the administration of her former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo who she served under as Minister of Education was as corrupt as what many have described it to be.

“I really like empirical evidence..and right now you don’t have any. You just assumed” – she told the reporter. More stuff she said after the cut…

According to Oby Ezekwesili, Obasanjo’s government was not as corrupt as the government of Late Sani Abacha

“There was no way it could have been more corrupt that the government of Abacha. I am sorry” she said

Asked what she makes of the Wikileaks report that quoted former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu telling the US Ambassador in 2007 that although in the Abacha days, only Abacha was the sole thief in his government, in the Obasanjo administration, everyone was a thief, Oby Ezekwesili replied

“The next person you should invite to your show should be Nuhu Ribadu. Its not about rejecting his views. I don’t have counter-factory evidence on the basis to reject it”she said

Asked how corrupt is former President Obasanjo is in her view, she said
“Is that supposed to be a question on the basis of some factual thing that you are putting before me? My sense of President Obasanjo was that he gave me the freedom to define the work that I did that public procurement was more transparent than it used to be”she said

According to Dr Ezekwesili, the Obasanjo administration had some corruption challenges and as the President then, Obasanjo was aware of the elements of corruption

“He was aware of the elements of corruption and it was his responsibility to tackle those issues of corruption. We tackled corruption but we didn’t succeed fully. We didn’t” she said.

Dr Ezekwesili later said she will be reacting later today to all the rumbles that her interview has


Photo: Man nabbed for stealing 4.6 million Naira from his employers 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 arraigned one Oladepo Bamidele Osibeluwo before Justice Augustine Odukwo of the Akwa Ibom State High Court Uyo, on one count charge of stealing to the tune of N4,623, 600.00

The accused, who was employed as Regional Sales Manager by Topcare Nigeria Limited, a pharmaceutical company, sometime in 2011, allegedly sold some pharmaceutical products worth N4,623, 600.00

The complainant, however, said the accused could not give proper account of the sales recorded. The charge reads: “ That you Oladepo Bamidele Osibeluwo being an employee of Topcare Nigeria Limited, Uyo, sometime in September 2011, within the Uyo Judicial Division, did steal the sum of Four Million, Six Hundred and Twenty Three Thousand, Six Hundred Naira only (N4,623, 600.00), being sales of drugs, property of Topcare Nigeria Limited and thereby committed an offence of stealing contrary to Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code CAP 38 Vol. II Laws of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria 2000.” The accused pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.Following his plea, the prosecution counsel, M. T. Iko, prayed the court for a date to enable him present his witnesses for the commencement of trial. However, the defense counsel, Nse Williams, urged the court to grant the accused bail.After listening to counsel, Justice Augustine said the case should be transferred to an administrative judge for re-assignment on the grounds that only courts 5 and 6 in the State High Court, Uyo Judicial Division handle criminal cases. Justice Augustine refused the accused bail and ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody.


Media & Publicity

70 reported dead in Taraba state

No less than 70 persons were said to have lost their lives and a few others injured in discrete assaults in Karim Lamido and Takum Local Government Areas of Taraba State within the previous couple of days.

It was claimed that 27 individuals were executed in Karim-Lamido LGA taking after a backlash by the military. We gathered  that suspected Fulani gunmen trapped and killed six soldiers while three were said to be missin two days ago when the gunmen  assaulted the fighters between Amar and Kambari town of Karim Lamido LGA.

Akinwole later told our correspondent on the telephone that those who attacked him were sent by a former commissioner from Ife.  He said he had been told that he would not be allowed to collect the certificate of return.

 He said,

”I was attacked by some boys who said the former commissioner  had said I should not be allowed to take the certificate.  I was told he asked them to shoot me if I insisted on collecting it.

 “I was attacked while coming out of the INEC office and they tore my clothes. The policemen who were there tried to rescue me and I was ferried out of the place in the Speaker’s car.”

Printing coin for Princess: "If an African President tries that, Western media will paint him as narcissistic" - Tweet

Prince William spaced his youngsters. George is 22 months more older than the new Princess. Imam imam is the media aide of House of Reps Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal. What do you think about his tweets?

The Murder of a Pregnant Woman Leads to Chaos in Ogun State

Angry supporters took to the street in Arepo area of Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State to protest the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman identified as Damilola Fajana and some other persons in a clash between men of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, and some suspected vandals.

It was gathered that the traditional ruler of the community, Oba Solomon Atanda led the protest which started on Friday through Saturday.

It will be recalled that the pregnant woman and two other persons lost their lives in a clash between men of the Oodua People’s Congress who were employed by the Federal Government to oversee the protection of pipelines, and some youths suspected to be pipeline vandals. Damilola, who was six months pregnant, fell to a stray bullet while in her car. The angry protesters were said to have blocked the main entrance into the community for about one hour.

Some of the placards displayed reads, “We are under attack in Arepo”, “Arepo, no longer safe”, “and OPC limit your operations to the creek ”and“ President, save our souls in Arepo, please”.

The protesters called for a proper training for members of OPC as that will help to eradicate unnecessary bloodshed.

Man Treks From Abuja To Otuoke in Bayelsa State For Pres. GEJ

This young fellow Oladele John Nihi is trekking from Abuja to Otuoke, Bayelsa state for President Jonathan ans is documenting his trek. He says his objective is to get to Otuoke between 24th & 28th May.

See more tweets from him bellow.