30th March: Today In History

Today is Wednesday, March 30th, the 90th day of 2016. There are 276 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
1842   Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation
1856   The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
1858   Hyman Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.
1867   Alaska is purchased for $7.2M (Sewards Folly)
1964   Jeopardy! Game shows airs for the first time on TV
1981   President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.,
1993   In the comic strip Peanuts, Charlie Brown hits his first ever game-winning home run.

1432   Mehmed II (Ottoman Sultan)
1746   Francisco Goya (Painter)
1750   John Stafford Smith (Composer of the tune to the Star Spangled Banner)
1853   Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch artist)
1945   Eric Clapton (Singer and guitarist)
1962   MC Hammer (Rapper)
1968   Celine Dion (Singer)
1979   Norah Jones (Sing

Three Female Armed Robbery, Kidnapping Gang Arrested In Rivers State (Photos)

Three suspected female armed robbers and kidnappers, 27-year-old Queen Eze, 24-year-old Osorachi Onyemu and 22-year-old Queen Godspower, were on Monday, nabbed from their hideout in Rumuolumeni area of Rivers State, by the Rivers State Police command. 

The armed robbers have been said to be terrorising Rivers Community before their arrest on Monday. See another pix after the cut...

Sad: 41-Year-Old Woman Found Dead In Well 4 Days After Missing

A 41-year-old woman, Antinlola Adeyemi, declared missing for about four days by family members, has been found dead in a deep well on Monday in Lagos.

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Fadipe Rasaq, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Mr. Rasaq said the family had been looking for her for about four days before she was discovered on Monday.

“The family had been looking for her. She was discovered in the well and we were informed at about 9.30 a.m.; when we got there, she was already swollen.
“It was only her back we were seeing. It was difficult to bring her out. At the time we brought her out, the corpse was handed over to Isheri Police Division police officers.

“The well is situated in front of the houses along the power lines where
illegal buildings and other structures were demolished in Ikotun area not
too long ago,’’ Mr. Rasaq said. (NAN)

Source: Daily Post

Sad! Man Butchers Lady To Death In Delta State

Tragedy struck last weekend when a middle-aged woman was allegedly butchered at Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State by a man identified as Sunny who is now cooling his heels in police custody.

Community source said that the assailant laid ambush for the victim for about two days at the particular spot along Agbor-Sakponba Road where he dragged her out of her ash color Toyota saloon car and descended on her.

According to the source, the victim was going to attend a burial ceremony at Oki on the fateful day before the attacker bounced to snuff breath out of her, adding that the charred remains of the victim were deposited at the mortuary.

“The murder was so callous. The suspect used cutlass to cut her ear, stomach, buttocks, back, laps and spread her legs on the road, exposing her private part. We have never seen a thing like this before,” the source said.

The source added that as the assailant was descending on the victim, she was shouting Sunny which attracted people to the scene but their intervention was too late, noting however that the intervention of policemen saved the assailant from being lynched by angry mob.

“When the mob gathered and saw the lifeless woman in the pool of her blood, they attacked the assailant who was still holding his blood stained cutlass. They even broke his head before the police came and took him away,” the source narrated.

Investigation revealed that the victim who resided at Asaba was billed to attend the burial ceremony on Thursday but put off the journey as her vehicle developed fault which led to her changing the four tyres.

It was further gathered that by Saturday, she decided to embark on the ill-fated journey but at the spot where the assailant laid ambush between Aliagwai and Agbor-Nta communities, he emerged and stood at the front of the vehicle, forcing the victim to apply the brakes.

The assailant who was dressed in complete black attire was said to have opened the door of the vehicle and dragged the woman out, brought a cutlass and started cutting her body parts, amidst shouts, till she gave up the ghost.

Culled from Sunnewsonline

29th March: Today In History

Today is Tuesday, March 29th, the 89th day of 2016. There are 277 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
1848   An upstream ice jam stops almost all water flow over Niagara Falls.
1974   Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury.
2004   Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
2006   Predicted total solar eclipse

1790   John Tyler (10th US President)
1867   Cy Young (Baseball pitcher)
1918   Sam Walton (Founder of Walmart stores)
1964   Elle McPherson (Model)
1968   Lucy Lawless (Actress)
1976   Jennifer Capriati (Tennis Player)

Suspected Egg-Plant Thief Beaten By Angry Mobs In Niger State

A man suspected to have “stolen” another man’s Egg-Plant was on Thursday thoroughly beaten blue and black at Madalla market in Niger State. 

He was beaten to stupor by the mob before he was rescued by members of the vigilante group in the market. A witness, Shehu Yakubu, said the incident happened about 2:14p.m and that the suspect confessed and returned the stolen Egg-Plant to the owner.

He said: 

“The man pretended as if he had fallen down and in the process brushed the victim with his shoulder. The young man raised an alarm about the disappearance of his manhood few minutes later. Some people then chased the suspect and stopped him from leaving the market." The manhood was subjected to functionality test immediately after being returned and it worked optimally.

Source: DailyTrust

*But what does he want to use it for or he want to use it and drink tea or Garri? Him mate the thief money him Na  Egg-Plant*

Wow: Truck Driver Sentenced To 1-Year In Prison For Reckless Driving

Joshua Gabriel was on Friday sentenced to one year imprisonment with hard labour without an option of a fine, for driving dangerously along Itu-Calabar Highway in Akwa Ibom State, which contravenes section 21 of the Federal Road Safety Act for driving dangerously on a federal high way.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of N10, 000 for the owner of a Jetta saloon car he vandalised while trying to escape. And another fine of N10, 000 for the repair of a motorbike he damaged by his reckless and dangerous driving. He had refused to stop when he was flagged down by some FRSS officers.

He even drove away with one of the officers, who had tried to stop him. He was then chased for about 40 minutes. He later abandoned the truck, ran into a woman's house and hid under the bed. When the anti-riot policemen traced him to under the bed, he picked up a machete to strike one of them before being overpowered.

Source: Punch

* Anyways that's a good one. I wish other truck drivers would learn from this, because most of them are known to be reckless drivers. I do come accross them when traveling*

"Ex-unemployed Nigerians Have Refused To Pay Back Loans Collected" - NDE's Deputy Director

The Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Edmund Onwuliri, during the weekend disclosed that beneficiaries of the loans, who participated in NDE skills acquisition training, were given start-up capital and equipment.

He said majority of them were yet to pay back the loans, adding that NDE had put mechanisms in place to recover its loans. He then urged them to repay, to avoid forcing their guarantors to pay back the loans.

OMG! Female Dog Raped And Hanged From A Tree In Washington

The Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever raped and killed a dog in Thurston County, Washington. 

The dog, a pit-bull, died of asphyxiation from being hanged from the tree with its feet barely touching the ground. There was evidence that the bitch had been severely sexually assaulted while it was restrained.

The FBI is involved with the investigation. Dan Paul, Washington state director for The HSUS said: ‘This is a truly horrific situation in all aspects. To think about the suffering this dog experienced in her final moments, as well as knowing there’s an individual or individuals in our state who would perpetrate this type of abuse, is sickening."

Two Tankers Exploded On Kaduna-Zaria Express Road, People Burning Alive

                                              Photo credit: Ruwaida Kabir Usman

Please if any of you or you know anyone going to Kaduna from Zaria should be very careful because two tankers just exploded. According to a source, people are burning alive. God help us all. More details later...

Photo: Check Out Newlywed Couple With Remarkable Height Difference

Wow! This is what the call true love. Which lady will do this, if not for money. She's can be 100% sure that he won't cheat on her. Wishing the couple happy married life...

Hon.Abike Dabiri SSA To President Buhari Visits Nigerians In The U.S.

Hon Dabiri Erewa with Inspector FUNMILAYO Obe of the NYPD, USA
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Disapora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa was recently in New York where she met with prominent Nigerians including New York’s Deputy Chief of Police; Funmilayo Obe, the first African commanding officer and first black woman to attain this post.

Hon. Dabiri-Erewa also held a town hall meeting with Nigerians in the three states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

With some of the attendees to the town hall meeting

In the course of her interaction, Hon. Dabiri-Erewa assured the attendees that the Buhari administration is committed to the well being of Nigerians in Diaspora and would continue to explore all means possible to ensure that Nigerians are not disenfranchised by any means while abroad. 

She also encouraged the attendees to be great ambassadors of the Nigerian brand by attaining excellence in their various fields as this remains the best means of improving ‘brand Nigeria’. Hon. Dabiri-Erewa ended the session with an admonition to the Nigerians in Diaspora to continue to support the economic growth of the nation by making regular investments back home.  

5 People Die Of ‘Strange Disease’ In Nassarawa, 20 Hospitalized

Five persons allegedly died of a “strange disease”, while about 20 others are hospitalised in Ayele community in the Loko Development area of Nasarawa State.

It was gathered the news of the strange illness broke out on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
A member of the Rapid Response team from the Nasarawa State Ministry of Health, led by Dr Ibrahim Adamu, told our correspondent that the death of the five persons left residents of the community perplexed.

It was learnt that the team had got samples from the 20 persons that were hospitalised and had taken the samples for tests.
He said the result showed that the disease was salmonellosis.

Speaking further, the team leader of the Rapid Response team, Adamu, said, “Based on the report and observation that I have made so far, what is affecting this community is a water-borne disease known as salmonellosis.”
He said the residents should avoid drinking water from the source that caused the disease.

He said, “Measures must be taken to stop this disease and prevent it from affecting other people in the community. The preventive measure is to stop people from using the water body that is contaminated?”
Reacting on the outbreak of the disease in separate interviews, two community leaders in the area, Mr. Ebele Olobo and Mr. Adrew Ejeh, expressed dismay, saying the disease was strange.

Olobo said, “We don’t know the kind of illness that befell us in this community. We don’t know whether it’s from water or air; we don’t know the cause.”
Ejeh said the residents might not be able to avoid drinking from the water that caused the disease because there was no other source. He urged the government to come to the aid of the community.
He said, “We have four boreholes, but none of them has been put into use. We are calling on Governor Tanko Al-Makura to come to our aid in order to avert more deaths in our community.”

However, some residents, who did want their names to be mentioned, told our correspondent that the disease could be Zika virus.
Our correspondent, who visited the area, gathered that in the community the only source of water for drinking and other domestic use was a lake from one of the tributes of the River Benue which passed through the community.
Our correspondent reports that Ayele community is a rural and agrarian area with a population of over 900 people, located 520 kilometres away from Loko, the headquarters of the Loko Development Area of Nasarawa State.

It was gathered that the lake, which had a large volume of water, which residents of Ayele community use for fishing and irrigation, did not flow well.
Efforts by our correspondent to reach out to the state Commissioner for Health, Mr. Daniel Iya, proved abortive as his phone rang out, while a text message sent to his mobile phone was not replied to as of the time of filing in this report.


Wow! Indiana Mother Of Three Missing Since 1974 Found Alive In Texas

An Indiana mother of three who vanished without a trace in 1974 has been found alive in Texas.

Lula Ann Gillespie-Miller was 28 when she signed away her parental rights to her three children, including a newborn,over to her parents.

A letter her parents received was postmarked from Richmond, Indiana in 1975 and was the last time they heard from Gillespie-Miller.

Gillespie-Miller thought she was too young for motherhood,she reportedly told her parents. For the next four decades,she was a missing person in the state of Indiana.

According to the Indiana State Police , that all changed after Detective Sergeant Scott Jarvis took the case in January 2014. The Doe Network , a group that assists families with missing persons investigations, initially contacted ISP about Gillespie-Miller.

Gillespie-Miller began his search in Richmond, where he discovered a case of a Jane Doe whose body was buried in an unmarked grave in the Indiana town.

The detective took a sample of Gillespie-Miller's daughter's DNA to compare to her missing mother's and potentially determine whether the buried body was hers. While awaiting the DNA test results, police said Jarvis'investigation took him in some new directions.

He began to following the trail of a woman with similarities to Gillespie-Miller who had lived in Tennessee in the 1980’s, then moved to Texas.

That trail led to a woman who'd been living in a small Texas town since the 1990's, possibly under an alias.

After this past Thursday, Jarvis would no longer need the DNA results after Texas Rangers the detective asked to visit the woman in Texas made contact.

Police say the woman admitted to them that she is,indeed, Lula Ann Gillespie-Miller.

She is now 69 years old. Gillespie-Miller has committed no crime, police say.

Authorities will not reveal exactly where she now resides because she also retains her right to anonymity.

However, she gave police permission to give her daughter Tammy Miller her address so the two might soon reconnect.

However, Tammy told PEOPLE that's simply not going to happen.

"I'm angry," Miller, 45, said in her first extensive interview.

"This isn't going to be one of those happy, made-for-TV movies.

28th March: Today In History

Today is Monday, March 28th, the 88th day of 2016. There are 278 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
1845   Paris is sacked by Viking raiders
1910   First seaplane takes off from a water runway
1979   A radiation leak occurs at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in the US
1990   President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
1990   President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies

1948   Dianne Wiest (Actress)
1954   Reba McIntire (Singer and Actress)
1970   Vince Vaughn (Actor)
1975   Kate Gosselin (Reality show Jon and Kate plus 8)
1981   Julia Stiles (Actress)
1986   Lady Gaga (Singer)

Update: Ice Prince And Babychocolatey Egg-Plant Drama As Funmi Cries Out, She Want To Tarnish My Image

Hmmm! Na wa oh. I dont even know what to say right now because i dont know what to believe anymore. Do you guys remember the lady @babychocolatey (her royal thickness) on Instagram that commented on Ice Prince Photo "come let me suck you d*ck"? has been accused of scam. If you miss the gist click Here and enjoy.

Here is the gist now, a lady who goes by @funmi_endowed on Instagram has come out crying that Babychocolatey is a scam who stole her photos to scam people and to tarnish her image. But if what she @funmi_endowed is saying is true, then how come Babychocolatey have almost all her sexy photos and what will she gain by doing this? Anyways, i the smell something here oh. Girlssssss, be very careful oh, so such won't befall you.

Hmmm! Ice Prince Gets An Offer From His Fan To S**k His Egg-Plant (See)

Oh my God! People dont seems to amaze me or should i say i am shock by this?. Iceprince wishes his girlfriend a Happy Birthday, gets an acknowledgement from her and then also gets a juicy offer from his loyal fan.

Nigeria Ex-International Star In Tinubu's Novelty Match Ahead His Birthday (Photo)

Today as part of events making the birthday celebration of the National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, a novelty match was played at campus mini statdium, Lagos Island.

Between some top Government functionaries led by the Lagos State Governor, Ambode and some Nigeria ex-footballers led by Joseph Yobo. It was really fun and it ended with 2-1 in favour of the Ex-internationals.

"My Son Is An Armed Robber" Father Tells Police

Mr Arogoy has handed  his son, David over to the Police for engaging in armed robbery in Uvwie, Delta State.

After David returns home with bullet wounds in the early hours of March 14th. He also informed th DPO, Sorgbara, that David had been in the armed robbery business for long and he did not want to be seen as aiding and abetting his chosen profession.

David later confessed that he and his gangs had gone on a robbery operation in Edo guest house at ekpan that day, and that their leader, oga Kenneth,  was killed during the operation. And incident that Sorgbara confirmed it was gathered that on March 2016, the 20 man gang mounted a road block in the NPA express way directly under the refinery fly over, where they had dispossessed unsuspecting road users of many valuables. 

The gang had been terrorising the area for over a month. However, People are calling Arogoyi a bad father for snitching. 

Source:  Tribune

If One Fails All Failed Senator Ben Bruce - Maryam Wokili

Are we going to kill our self by our self? No, we just need to pray for Nigeria. Senator Ben Murry bruce posted a photo above mocking APC (Change). He is a Senator of a Republic and represents the citizens. Why not champion our course at the senate rather than making mockery of the people who voted him.

The Government should be a team and if one fails all failed. Now to think that a man who is part of his present Government has put it upon itself to continuously mock his regime then he is clueless and lacks common sense. A kingdom divided against  itself shall not stand. So lets keep praying so Nigeria.

26-Year-Old Woman Jailed For Having S3x In Front Of Children In A Bus

A 26-year-old, Samantha Truslove, (pictured above), has been jailed for public indecency when she was found having s3x on a bus in front of passengers, which include women.

Truslove, was involved in the indecent act with 37-year-old Peter Walker, who had just been released from prison. This happened a few hours after Walker regained his freedom.

She has been jailed for 28 weeks after pleading guilty to outraging public decency.
Walker, who just left prison, was also jailed for 17 weeks after he also admitted the charge.

According to reports, three children aged 8 and 9 saw the couple having s3x on the bus.

Linda Gudgeon, who is the prosecutor in the case said, "It was school leaving time and two 8-year-old boys and a 9-year-old girl saw and had to have their eyes averted."

"One mother said she has had to have a discussion with her child about it several times since."

Truslove has always been open to public indecency. She was given an anti-social behaviour in 2013 after she and her former partner made neighbour's lives a misery with their drunken behaviour.

EFCC Invites Julius Berger, Ex-AGF Over Fraud In NSA

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission might be sending invitation to Julius Berger Plc; Daar Holdings, a former Accountant General of the Federation, Jonah Otunla, and  Brig. Gen. A.S.Mormoni-Bashir over a fresh contract scam in the office of the National Security Adviser.

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the summon is coming after a list of 20 firms and individuals were indicted over the fresh scam months after the Arms Deal Fraud which rocked the office of the National Security Adviser.

A statement reportedly signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President,Garba Sheu Garba,  revealed that Otunla and Mormoni-Bashir were listed among those allegedly received payments without contractual agreements, while Julius Berger came under the list of companies that failed to execute or partially executed contracts.

Meanwhile, Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, told Punch Newspaper that the position of the military was total support for the ongoing effort to rid the country of corruption.

He said that the mentioned military officers could be tried by a military court-martial or the EFCC because they were subject to both military and civil laws.

Tinubu Blasts Kachikwu Over Fuel Scarcity

National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday ruled the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, out of order for saying he should not be expected to conjure magic in resolving the current fuel crisis in the country.

He said the minister strayed from the progressive calling required of the Buhari administration by making the statement attributed to him.

Kachikwu who doubles as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had said, in reaction to public criticism of his handling of the fuel scarcity, that Nigerians should count themselves fortunate that the NNPC under his stewardship has been able to bring in the amount of fuel it is currently doing.

Tinubu, in a statement, threw in his lot with Nigerians who, according to him, were “as right to feel insulted as the minister was wrong to have said such a thing.”

He said those charged with the responsibility of running the affairs of the country should learn to do things creatively and away from past practices.

His words: “The art of governance is difficult and complex, especially during trying times. The steep reduction in global oil prices from over 100 dollars per barrel to roughly 40 presents a hard challenge. “We can no longer afford past practices.

Nigeria now requires creative reform, materially changing the substance of national economic policy as well as the objectives of that policy and how the policy is presented to the people.

Therein lies the essence of progressive democratic governance.

“The Buhari administration represents the last best hope we have to install such governance in Nigeria and avert the catastrophe that would have befallen us had the prior government remained in place. Had the nation continued with the spendthrift corruption and vagabond economic policies of that administration, we would have soon experienced such a collision with the harsh consequences of that government’s malign ways that our very institutions of government may have been distorted beyond fixture and repair.”

Asiwaju Tinubu added, “In this effort, there may be no economic matter more difficult to unravel and more sensitive to the purse of the average person than the current fuel scarcity. Even here I am confident of progress because I know the commitment of the president to resolving this matter. I make no attempt to hide it. I am an avid and partisan supporter of this government and of the progressive policies of the party,the APC, upon which this government is based.

“With that I do reserve the right and the duty as a Nigerian to voice my opinion when I believe a member of this government has strayed from the progressive calling required of this administration. I do this because my greater devotion and love are for this nation and its people. Party and politics fall secondary.

“Much public ire has been drawn to the statement made by Minister of State (Ibe Kachikwu) that he was not trained as a magician and that basically Nigerians should count themselves fortunate that the NNPC under his stewardship has been able to bring in the amount of petrol fuel it is currently doing.

“Perhaps the statement by Kachikwu was made in a moment of unguarded frustration or was an awkward attempt at a joke. Whatever the motive, it was untimely and off-putting. The remark did not sit well with the Nigerian people; they were as right to feel insulted as the minister was wrong to have said such a thing.

“The fuel shortage is severely biting for the average person. They are forced to remain in lines far too long, for too much time, to pay too much money for too little fuel. This is no joking matter. Livelihoods and people’s welfare are at stake. With so much on the line, Kachikwu’s flippancy was out-of-line.

He was basically telling Nigerians that they should be lucky that they are getting the inadequate supply they now suffer and that they should just be quiet, and endure the shortage for several weeks more.

“Kachikwu’s intervention was unhelpful. It panicked and disappointed the public as to the duration of the crisis. It insulted the people by its tonality. He spoke with the imperious nature of a member of the elitist government the people voted out last year and not the progressive one they voted in.”

He reminded the minister “that he was not coerced to take this job. He accepted the job and its responsibilities knowingly. He also must remember that he does not own NNPC. This also is not a private company that owes nothing to the public except the duty of fair dealing. He is a public servant. The seat he sits upon is owned by Nigerians not by him. The company he runs is owned by Nigerians not by him. They are his boss. He is not theirs. Power is vested in the people. He is a mere custodian or agent of their will. In talking to us in such a manner, he committed an act of insubordination.

“If he had talked so cavalierly to his boss in the private sector, he would have been reprimanded or worse. If wise, the man should refrain from such interjections in the future.”

The Nation