Saturday, April 23, 2016

Body of woman found dead in a canal at Ikeja has been removed

Yesterday, I reported about a dead woman whose body was dumped at a canal behind a barracks in Ikeja..  Her body was removed this afternoon. See more photos after the jump...

Photos: Distribution of relief items to the people of Buni Yadi who returned 2 years after Boko Haram took over the town

Residents of Buni Yadi, a community in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, returned home on April 16, two years after fleeing their town due to series of attacks from Boko Haram terrorists. On Friday, a National Logistics Committe set up by Customs to coordinate the transfer of seized goods in its Warehouses to IDP Camps in the North East and other places, arrived the town to distribute relief materials to the IDPs.

Graphic photos: Suicide bomber kills himself after a failed attack in Borno

A male suicide bomber died after a failed attempt to attack Ummarari community in Borno state this morning. According to a statement from the Nigerian Army, the suicide attack was foiled by the vigilant Troops of 7 Division Garrison Forward Operation Base (FOB) and the Civilian JTF. Graphic pics after the cut...

The suicide bomber detonated the strapped Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest on his body, thus killing himself instantly when he was forced to halt based on suspicion that he was carrying suicide bombing material. No other casualty other than the suspected suicide bomber. Very graphic photos of the suicide bomber after the jump....

FG moves closer to ending fuel supply & distribution problem- NNPC

Press statement from NNPC below...
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has recommissioned the Escravos-Warri-Kaduna pipeline stressing that both Warri and Kaduna refineries are now receiving crude simultaneously for the first time in many years.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mallam Garba Deen Muhammad in a press statement quoted Dr. Kachikwu as saying that Warri has started working while Kaduna will start production at the end of the month.

Woman who burned her newborn baby alive sentenced to 30 years in jail

A 23 year old New Jersey woman, Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier who hid her pregnancy from her family, gave birth and set her newborn daughter on fire in January 2015 and left her in the middle of a street to burn to death. Fortunately, a neighbour saw her, called the Police tried to save the baby by covering her in a towel and then held her down Dorvilier until the Police arrived. Dorvilier was found with a gas canister and lighter in her pockets.According to authorities, the baby was found with her umbilical cord and placenta still attached and had third-degree burns over 60 percent of her bod. She died two hours after she was flown to a Philadelphia hospital. Autopsy reports confirmed that the infant died of smoke inhalation and and burns.

8 family members shot in the head in execution-style killings in Ohio

Eight members of a family were all shot to death in what appeared to be "execution-style killings" Friday across four different locations in Pike County, Ohio, according to police authorities.
The victims were seven adults and one 16-year-old found in three homes on the same road.

Some of the victims appeared to have been killed in their sleep early this morning and were found shot to death in their beds,  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said at a news conference on Friday afternoon.

I Never Struck A Deal With PDP To Be Senate President, Says Saraki

Bukola Saraki has explained how he emerged the senate president of the 8th assembly dismissing talks that he struck a deal with Nigeria’s main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party to emerge president.
Saraki in response to Dele Momodu’s position that he struck a deal to emerge, noted that, senators elected on the platform of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) gave the PDP an opportunity produce the senate deputy president.

Why I Fell Out With President Jonathan – Saraki

Nigeria’s senate president, Bukola Saraki has explained why he had problems with the country’s immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan.
Saraki in response to Dele Momodu’s Op-Ed cleared issues surrounding his emergence as senate president, the role he played in his party’s 2015 general elections and why he objected a Muslim-Muslim candidature proposed by some in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In his response titled: “PENDULUM: A Candid Response from the Senate President”, Saraki said he began to have issues with Jonathan after he exposed the N2.3trillion fuel subsidy racket.

Senate President replies Dele Momodu 's candid advice

My dear brother Dele, let me thank you most sincerely for your article last weekend, “My Candid Letter to Saraki.” I take everything you said in that article to heart and I must commend you for your candidness indeed and the sincerity of your intentions.
As you said in your article, you are someone I have known more by reputation than by any personal relationship, until recently when we struck up some personal acquaintance based on our shared political interests, especially during the last presidential election.

Two Men arrested in India for duping a woman and threatening her with 'judicial inquiry'

Two Nigerian men who duped the secretary of a serving Bombay High Court judge of Rs 2.2 lakh by befriending her on Facebook and eventually threatening her with ‘a judicial enquiry’, after she refused to make more payment were arrested by the cyber police station from New Delhi, India on Friday, April 22.

The Nigerian men identified as Casmir Chijioke and Oliver Onyeka befriended the woman with one of them pretending to be a UK national. According to the BKC cyber police, the complainant, who approached them on April 6, told them that a few months ago, she received a friend request on Facebook from a British national. She accepted the request and the two started chatting online, said an officer.

Photos: 3 Cameroonian soldiers killed by Boko Haram militants in Dabanga bordering Nigeria

Three Cameroonian army personal, including one officer, were killed on Monday night, April 18in the country's far-North region by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. Army source told Xinhua on Wednesday morning said that the three soldiers (Lieutenant Njilie and another pictured ) from Rapid Intervention Battalion, a special unit of Cameroon's army were ambushed when they were on a monitoring mission in Dabanga bordering Nigeria.