Security authorities yesterday said the large cache of weapons recovered in a specially-built bunker in Kano belonged to Lebanese group Hezbollah and was to be deployed for attacks on Israeli and Western interests in Nigeria.
The weapons according to reports by Nigerian Newspaper, Daily Trust recovered in a raid that started Monday night at the Bompai area, included anti-tank weapons, guns, bombs, grenades and ammunitions. They were found concealed inside an armoury underneath a living room in the house, said to be occupied by a Lebanese.
Friday, 31 May 2013
The House of Representatives, yesterday, endorsed a 14 years jail sentence with no option of fine for same sex couples. The House also outlawed gay clubs and societies in the country.
The lawmakers took these decisions while considering the report on a “Bill for an Act to prohibit marriage or civil union entered between persons of same sex, solemnization of same and other matters related”.
The House also placed a 10 years jail term for members of gay associations or those engaged in gay processions. The lawmakers resolved that any marriage or civil union entered into by persons of same gender is prohibited.
The bill on same sex was introduced on the floor of the House last year. A public hearing on the matter was held in October, 2012.
The senate had also passed a bill prohibiting same sex union with similar jail terms for offenders.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
A raw video obtained by SaharaReporters shows the real voting and counting of votes by Nigerian governors at the recently concluded Nigerian Governors Forum in Abuja, Nigeria.
The video exposes the lies and deceit by some Nigeria governors loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan regarding the real winner of the election.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
The Political arm twisting between President Goodluck Jonathan and Rivers State governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has reached a dramatic stage, with the Presidency approving and funding a plan to impeach the governor with the help of only five state lawmakers.
Monday, 27 May 2013
The Peoples Democratic Party has suspended the Rivers State governor, Chibuike Amaechi, from the party.
Premium Times reports that the PDP made this known after an emergency meeting of its National Working Committee today.
Amaechi's suspension is seen as part of the ongoing battle between him and President Goodluck Jonathan, the latest twist to the matter being Amaechi's victory in Saturday's Governor's forum election where he was re-elected as Chairman against the wish of President Jonathan who many say was behind the candidature of Plateau state Governor Jonah Jang, who lost the election by 16 votes to Amaechi's 19.
As Nigeria grapples with the terror activities of the fundamentalist Boko Haram sect, another terror group, Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, has emerged.
One of Nigeria's leading newspapers, Punch reports that the new sect also has a strong presence in Niger Republic.
Friday, 24 May 2013
I stumbled on this comment on a youtube video of the killers of a British soldier in Woolwich, London...
"British born Michael 'Mujahid' Adeboloja with an accomplice beheaded a British Soldier on a street in Woolwich, London.
Because he is not Gabriel Agbonlahor playing for Aston Villa and Three
Lions, or Andrew Osagie, UK's reigning 800m champion, or Lawrence Okoye,
British Discus Record Holder (68.24m), or Abiodun oyepitan, British
Olympic Silver and Gold Medalist, or Christine Ohuruogu, Beijing Olympic
British Gold Medalist and many more,now is a Nigerian just to make
Nigerians look bad
The beheading was done by a British citizen and
not a Nigerian as speculated;This lunatic was born in the United
Kingdom, never been to Nigeria, issued a birth certificate in the UK and
held a British passport.
Sky's crime reporter Martin Brunt said
Adeboloja is a 28-year-old Londoner of Nigerian descent. "He was born in
Lambeth, grew up in east London.studied in Greenwich University Already
on Facebook there are comments from former pupils say that they went to
school with him in east London"
Former Federal Capital Territory minister, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Thursday bemoaned the spate of unemployment in the country, saying despite his connections, he had yet to secure jobs for his two daughters, who are both holders of Masters Degrees.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
A piece of bubble gum purported to be the last used by Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager has reportedly sold for over $600,000.
As he was celebrating his side's dramatic 5-5 draw with West Bromwich Albion, a fan laid claim to the bizarre souvenir and immediately offered it for auction on eBay, in a custom-made case.
The item description read:
“Used chewing gum: RARE. Recovered from The Hawthorns. Clear perspex/wooden case.
Unofficial merchandise, rumoured to belong to Sir Alex.
After 1,500 games of intense chewing as manager of Man United, here lies Fegie’s last piece of chewing gum.
All proceeds go to the Manchester United Foundation charity.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Monique: BeforeMo'Nique is serious these days about taking care of her health, and in a new radio interview, she's revealing some of the secrets behind her workout routine and new svelte figure.
The 45-year-old actress and comedienne, who won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 2010 for her role in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," sat down this week with The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show on New York radio station Hot 97 FM for a long-ranging half-hour interview, in which she discussed topics ranging from Charles Ramsey to Iyanla Vanzant. But the story behind her dramatic weight loss is what's turning heads.
Eleven women and one foreign man have been arrested after they were caught shooting an adult movie with a dog in Nyali Mombasa, Kenya.
The 12 are said to have been engaging in s*x with a dog while the camera was on.
Reports say the Kenyan city of Mombasa has been infested with foreigners who come with different motives. Others are said to have come for tour while others come to engage in prostitution.
The 12 were caught performing one of the most embarrassing sexual crime ever. The man was capturing the Kenyan ladies on tape as they had sex with his Dog, a German Shepard.
Mombassa police boss noted that many ladies have turned into such acts for money. He confirmed that the camera was confiscated and will be used as evidence. The 12 will be arraigned in court to answer to the charges.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
For the first time, Nigerian television is centered on young business people and how they go through the challenges of entrepreneurship and business.
The top 16 contestants come from across the country and their businesses are as diverse as they are. However, they have one thing in common, they are all out to win the top prize of 5 million Naira ( a title over 31,000 US Dollars) a brand new car and lasting business support from some of Nigeria’s top business moguls.
Monday, 13 May 2013
An Iranian man convicted of smuggling arms into Nigeria has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Federal High court sitting in Lagos.
The BBC reports that Rockets, mortars and grenades were among the weapons seized from a ship which docked in Lagos in 2010.
Court documents said they were due for re-export to The Gambia, in defiance of a UN arms embargo on Iran.
Nigerian Usman Abbas Jega was convicted alongside Azim Aghajani, who is alleged to be a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and is on a UN blacklist.
The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, on Sunday dismissed a media report associating him with the recent wave of violence in Nasarawa State.
The minister made the denial via a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Joseph Mutah, in Abuja.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Listen to this Incredible Press Briefing by fomer Niger Delta Militant, Asari Dokubo...(am Speechless)
No fewer than 60 students have been expelled from the Imo State University IMSU (South East, Nigeria) in Owerri, the state capital.
The students expelled faced the backlash of the new policy introduced by the new Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie.
The Nigerian Police say they have arrested two policemen that leaked operational details of the Force to members of a militia which led to the death of over 43 Policemen who were on a mission to arrest members of the deadly cult known as Ombatse in Alakyo village in Nasarawa state (North Central Nigeria)
The militia were said to have ambushed the policemen and a few members of the state security service SSS, killing and burning their bodies in the process.
If you are not aware of this story check it out HERE
Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, Abayomi Akeremale, has however disclosed that the two traitors have been arrested.
The Cathedral Church of Emmanuel Anglican Communion in Mgbidi, Oru –West Council Area of Imo state (South East Nigeria) has become a pilgrimage site of sort as people from far and wide have converged on the premises of the church, to scoop water gushing out from the base of a tree that they believe, has healing powers.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Security leaders in Abuja were late Thursday scratching their heads, trying to make sense of how a militia group in Nasarawa State, the Ombatse, that built a fierce loyalty through blood oaths, killed over 55 police officers and 10 operatives of the Directorate of State Security.
Part of the puzzle, knowledgeable sources told PREMIUM TIMES, was how the security officers were lured into a cruel ambush, dispossessed of their weapons, brutally murdered, and then burnt into cold ash.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has arrested a trader, Olisaemeka Osefoh, for importation of counterfeit medicines into Nigeria.The suspect was also arrested with fake Rough Rider còndòms.
The estimated street value of the goods was put at N106, 210, 000 (Over 600,000 US Dollars) Some of the drugs seized include, Mycoten cream, Neurogesic ointment and Skineal cream.
In his statement, the suspect said he was in partnership with a cartel based in China, where the products were sourced, before being shipped to Nigeria.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
A homosexual group known as The Right Defense has expressed its displeasure over the unfair treatment meted out on gay people in Nigeria saying it is a violation of their fundamental human rights.
In a statement released by the group on Tuesday in Ibadan, Oyo state(South West Nigeria) after a meeting of its members, the group said they have been harassed and humiliated in many parts of the country.
Ngozi returned home on Tuesday night 7th of May from the United Kingdom where she underwent surgery for a kidney-related illness.
The veteran actress is said to have left the UK hospital after her doctor confirmed her to be fully okay to return home.
Family, friends and colleagues, who have been anxious to see her welcomed the actress on her arrival at the airport.
She said to the elated crowd on her arrival: “I’m back and better.”
Nwosu thanked her fans, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
Sir Alex Ferguson always said he would carry on as Manchester United manager as long as his health permitted him to do so.
But when the United boss was informed he would require a hip replacement this summer – as exclusively revealed by the Mirror last week – it proved the beginning of the end of his remarkable Old Trafford reign.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as Manchester United manager at the end of the season after 26 years in charge.
The Scot, 71, has won 38 trophies for the club and will now become a director and ambassador.
His haul includes 13 league titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups.
"The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time," Ferguson said.
Jose Mourinho has been installed as favourite to take over from Ferguson by bookmakers, with Everton's David Moyes and Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp also in the running.
Ferguson is confident his successor will take over a club in good health after winning their 20th top-flight title 17 days ago.
Culled from BBC
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
The BBC reports that 3 young women who vanished in separate incidents about a decade ago in the US state of Ohio have been found alive in a house in Cleveland.
Amanda Berry disappeared aged 16 in 2003, Gina DeJesus went missing aged 14 a year later, and Michele Knight disappeared in 2002 aged around 19.
Their discovery followed a dramatic bid for freedom by Amanda Berry on Monday, helped by a neighbour.
Monday, 6 May 2013
Dr. Shetttima Ali Monguno has regained freedom as he returned home this morning under tight security from Marte -Chad border towns.
The 92 year old former minister was abducted by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect on Friday shortly after Juma’at prayers at a mosque in the Mafoni area of Maiduguri, Borno State.
Friday, 3 May 2013
“Good morning, girls!” Igor Fuchs exclaimed as he greeted his students at the start of English class in this southeastern Brazilian city.
But this is no ordinary crowd and the curriculum, for the most part, is focused on s*x props.
Fuchs teaches English to prostitutes so they can give a warmer welcome to tens of thousands of football fans headed for Brazil for June’s Confederations Cup, as well as next year’s World Cup.
Former Delta State Governor, James Ibori’s attempt to have his sentence reduced was dismissed by a London court, yesterday, saying that Ibori’s appeal lacked merit.
Two justices of the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand in London dismissed Ibori’s appeal, thereby affirming the 13 year prison term handed the former governor for money laundering, stealing and embezzling of $250 million belonging to Delta State between 1999 and 2007.
Ibori who was not present at the court, was April last year sentenced to 13 years in prison by the Southwark Crown Court in London for his role in the embezzlement of about $250 million of Delta State’s funds. His supporters, however, thronged the court premises, calling for his freedom.
A survey carried out by global media advocacy organisation, the Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ), says Nigeria emerged as the most dangerous place in Africa, after Somalia, for journalists.
The survey believes that this is the case following increasing anti-press violence and prosecutions especially by government officials and security agencies.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Reports just coming in says Chris of the boy band KRISS KROSS has died at the age of 34.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kelly was found unresponsive in his home on Wednesday (May 1) afternoon.
Kelly was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Some blogs however report that he might have died of drug overdose.
Kriss Kross was a child Rap duo consisting of Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith. Kriss Kross landed a smash hit with 1992's "Jump," which featured the group's trademark backwards outfits.
May his soul rest in peace.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha has expressed gratitude to the people of the state for their prayers and concern while he was away for medical treatment abroad following an auto accident.