Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tenant sets landlord ablaze over alleged unpaid rent in Benin -

Uwa Street in Benin City, capital of Edo State, on Wednesday night witnessed a tragedy when a tenant, Jeff Obasohan, reportedly set his 83-year-old landlord, Pa Joseph Iyen, ablaze, following disagreement over unpaid accumulated house rent.

The incident occurred at the deceased’s residence located between 2nd East Circular road and 3rd East Circular road in Benin.

15-Year-Old JAMB Candidate Kidnapped In Lagos While Going For Exam (Photo)

A 15-year-old girl, Rita Clement was abducted by unidentified persons last Thursday while on her way to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos State. Her family members have expressed how they have not known peace of mind since the incident.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Clement, who lived with her relatives on Gboyega Kilo Street in the Ojodu Berger area, and had UTME registration number 65061660GJ, was to sit for the exam at 6.30am on that day.

Their correspondent, who obtained Clement’s examination printout, gathered that the examination
centre was the West African Examination Council, International office on Plot B, Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Lagos.

Buruji Kashamu Donates N2.5Million For Kidney Transplant Of A Patient - Photos

Senator Buruji Kashamu donates N2.5million for transplant
The joy of Mr. Adeyemi Aderogba, a patient being treated for kidney failure at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Kano, Kano State, knew no bounds yesterday (15th March, 2016) when he was presented a cheque for the sum of N2.5million to perform a scheduled kidney transplant at the hospital, courtesy of Senator Buruji Kashamu.

Kashamu is the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District of Ogun State and the Founder of a non-governmental organisation, the Omoilu Foundation.

ICPC Freezes SURE-P Directors’ Accounts, Seizes Vehicles Over N3bn Fraud

ICPC Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has begun a probe into the activities of directors and senior officials of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme.

It was learnt that the ICPC had frozen the accounts of some of the officials while some vehicles had been seized from them.

EFCC Seeks Interpol’s Help To Arrest Adoke, Others

Eniola Akinkuotu
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has launched an international manhunt for all persons suspected of complicity in the $2.1bn arms scam, the N676m immigration job scandal and other high profile cases.

Our correspondent learnt on Wednesday that the EFCC had sent the names of the suspected individuals to the International Police Organisation.

A reliable source at the commission told our correspondent that INTERPOL had been asked to keep some of the suspected individuals under watch while some others would be arrested immediately if sighted.

Police Arrest Fake Recharge Cards Printers (photo)

Etim Ekpimah

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested two men who allegedly specialised in printing fake vouchers, popularly called recharge cards .

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Murtala Mani, paraded the men in Uyo on Wednesday.

Represented by his aide and a former Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Onyeka Orji, Mani stated that the syndicate was smashed on March 7, through intelligence.

Ambode Reopens Mile 12 Market

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has ordered the reopening of Mile 12 market, along Ikorodu road.

The market was closed on March 3 following a bloody communal clash between traders.

However, Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information, said the governor ordered reopening of the market on Thursday after meeting with “relevant stakeholders”.

“Governor Akinwunmi Ambode this morning has ordered the reopening of Mile 12 market…after stakeholders assured him of peace and order,” he said in a statement.

Gunmen Behead Ukeoma In Emohua, Rivers And Abduct Another

PORT HARCOURT – Unidentified gunmen Thursday morning, stormed Mgbuitanwo, in Emohua Clan, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, the home country of the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the Saturday’s rerun elections, Chief Andrew Uchendu, killed and beheaded a 28-year-old man identified as Mr. Ukeoma. Vanguard learnt that the gunmen who laid siege to the community also abducted another resident. At the moment, residents are in shock and fear permeates the area. Details later.

Air Force Officer Impostor Held In Lagos (photo)

•Man charged with impersonating military officer

A 32-year-old driver, Mohammed Abdullahi, has been arrested by operatives of X- Squad, Lagos State Police Command, for allegedly impersonating an Air Force officer.

Another man, Suleiman Abdullahi was yesterday arraigned before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly impersonating a military officer.

Abdullahi was arrested by Air Force personnel who saw him wearing the uniform and performing like an officer.
The personnel handed him over to the police.

10 Killed In Accident Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (Graphic Photos)

A ghastly accident occurred yesterday opposite the Four Square camp,Ajebo,Lagos Ibadan Expressway..The accident which claimed about 10 lives including the driver's, happened after an 18-seater Mazda bus collided with a truck while over taking on a one way..Several passengers were severely injured .. Graphic pis below..

Rivers Rerun: Court Restrains Military From Deploying Soldiers

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Wednesday restrained the Chief of Defence Staff, the Brigade Commander of Amphibious Brigade and the Chief of Army Staff, from deploying military operatives for the re-run elections.

In a ruling delivered by Justice George Omereji in a suit filed by the PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah and the PDP, the Court ordered: “That an order of interim order be made and is hereby made restraining , Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Brigade Commander, 2nd Amphibious Brigade, whether by themselves, their agents, servants, officers and operatives or privies from interfering with the applicants right to freely participate in the government of Nigeria either directly or through free chosen representatives, threatens to arrest, harass, intimidate, torture , incancerate the applicants and their members during the rerun elections for the State and National Assembly on 19th March, 2016”.

Teenagers Killed By Fulani Herdsmen In Benue Community - Graphic Photos

How many more lives are to be lost before the government and security agencies rise up to the task at hand...According to reliable online reports, over 20 people were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue state yesterday with over a hundred still uncounted for.... Something need to be done to curtail the incessant attacks...

Trailer & Bus Accident On Iyana-Oworo Bridge In Lagos (Pictures)

This tragic multiple accident involving a trailer and a commercial bus happened few hours ago on Iyana Iworo Oworo bridge towards Ogudu/Third Mainland expressway in Lagos. Both the trailer and bus nearly fell of the bridge after the crash as seen in the pictures... The number of casualties is yet to be ascertained -as the incident has caused a traffic gridlock in the area...

Former RT Stringer Graham Phillips Arrested at Latvian Nazi Vet March

Former RT stringer Graham Philips was arrested at the SS legionaries' annual march in Riga, an increasingly contentious effect criticized by both governments and anti-Nazism activists.

Latvian police arrested former RT stringer Graham Philips at the SS legionaries' march in Riga, RIA Novosti reported.

Philips attempted to head the column of Nazi veterans and their supporters, but was taken out of the rally by police and arrested. Phillips, a former RT stringer became an independent journalist during the Donbass conflict, conducting many unique interviews and making rare footage of everyday life among Donbass independence supporters.

Russia Test-Firing New Hypersonic Zircon Cruise Missiles for 5th-Gen Subs

The hypersonic cruise missile's speed is estimated to be 5-6 Mach.  The first tests of the Russian Navy’s new hypersonic Zircon cruise missiles have been launched in Russia, a senior defense industry source said Thursday.  "The tests of the hypersonic Zircon missiles have begun using a ground-based launching site," the source told RIA Novosti.

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 2, Sack 25 Villages In Benue

By Peter Duru

MAKURDI—Despite the outcry that trailed the killings and sacking of Agatu communities by suspected Fulani militia, the marauders have, again, laid siege to Logo Local Government Area of the state, killing two and sacking over 25 villages.

Fulani-herdsman The attackers also rendered close to 3,000 homeless after several houses and huts were razed in the affected villages. Vanguard learned that the invaders have taken over the affected villages in an incursion that reportedly started about four days ago at Ukemberegya, Bwarer, Mbawar, Gov and Gambe Tiev communities.