Showing posts from June 6, 2017

Toyin Abraham's ‘Alakada Reloaded Makes 50 million in One week

After her movie Alakada Reloaded, grossed 50 million in a week, popular actress and producer, Toyin Abraham said she is super grateful for the box office success of the comedy movie.
Alakada Reloaded became one of the top grossing movies in 2017 after grossing 25 million naira in its first 3 days.

Speaking on the success of the movie, the Edo born actress said ‘I am very happy, God has been so good to me and my fans have been so wonderful. I am extremely happy. We worked really hard on this movie, and I’m glad the hard work is paying off. I was expecting something like this but not this big. 25 million naira in three days is huge’

‘We have made 50 million naira now and it has only been a week since the movie was released to the cinemas. The rate at which we are selling out is mind blowing, even in non-Yoruba speaking state. I have been visiting different cinemas, along with other casts members and many other celebrities and people in large numbers have been storming the cinema to see th…

Photos: Police rescue stolen 3-year-old girl in Abia, arrest suspect who sold her for N150,000

Operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) attached to Obehie Division of the Abia State Police Command on May 28th, arrested one Godspower Emeka, 28, of Orji Street Obehie for the stealing his neighbour's 3 year-old daughter, Mercy Emeka. Picture shows the Commissioner of Police handing rescued girl to her mother at the state headquarters and that of the suspects.
The victim who was sold to one Kelvin Ogbunigwu, aged 35yrs, of Omuma Rivers State for one Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N150,000.00) was rescued by the police.

The suspects confessed to the crime, while effort is geared towards arresting other members of his gang.

British journalist alleges Islamic countries are offering financial inducements to Christians in Nigeria to convert them to Islam

In the most significant piece of news to come out of the middle east on Monday, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Islamic countries including UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen severed all diplomatic ties with Qatar ostensibly, because the Qataris are allegedly state sponsors of terrorism.
Somehow, Nigeria has found itself in the mix. In an article examining the unfolding diplomatic chaos, Paul Mason, a journalist for international news house, Guardian, alleged that Islamic countries are in the practice of paying Christians in  Nigeria to convert to Islam.
This is how he put it:

    "Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the other Gulf monarchies, organised in the so called Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), have a long history of backing the spread of Sunni Islamist ideology outside the region. Not just in Britain, but, for example, even in places such as rural Nigeria, where I’ve seen Gulf oil money used to incentivise Christians to convert, fuelling the religious conflict there."

You can rea…

Lynched Ghanaian soldier, Captain Mahama to be buried Friday

The family of the slain soldier, Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, has announced that he would be buried on Friday, June 9, 2017.

According to the family spokespersons Zakaria Sakara and WOII Ibrahim Samed,  three funerals would be held for the 32-year-old Captain – one in Accra, one in Bole, the paternal grandmother’s hometown in the Northern Region and the last one at Tumu, the paternal grandfather’s hometown in the Upper West Region.
They added the family will hold a thanksgiving service in memory of Captain Mahama on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Captain Mahama, who was a commander of the military detachment at Denkyira-Obuasi, the Central Region of Ghana was killed by a mob on Monday, May 29, 2017, after they mistook him for an armed robber.

So far, the Ghanaian authorities have arrested about 18 people in connection with the gruesome act, while seven suspects have been officially charged with the murder of the late Captain Mahama and are on remand, the rest will be arraigned before the court o…

Alleged Corruption: Ekiti Students back Fayemi's probe, Say; "Court must not shield him"

Students of tertiary institutions in  Ekiti State, Monday protested against what they described as an attempt by former governor of the State and current Minister of Minerals and Steel Development, Dr
Kayode Fayemi to use the judiciary to shield himself from answering questions on allegations of corruption levelled against him and demanded that the ex-governor must present himself for questioning by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry recently constituted by the state government.
It would be recalled that Governor Ayodele Fayose, at the instance of the Ekiti State House of Assembly recently inaugurated a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate Dr Fayemi on allegations of fraud and diversion of public funds.

Fayemi has, however, went to court to stop the commission from carrying out its duty against him.

Incidentally, the state law that empowers Governor Fayose to set up the said commission was signed into law by ex-governor Fayemi in 2012.
The angry students who represented all indig…

Nigerian footballer, Elderson Echiejile is married (photo)

29-year Nigerian professional footballer, Elderson Echiejile, who plays for Spanish club, Sporting de Gijón on loan from AS Monaco FC as a left back, is married. He tied the knot with his fiancée, Oghenevwemo Ziregbe, on Saturday in France.

Photos: Abia Police arrest pastor who operates baby factory, illegal medical centre in his church.

The Abia State Police Command have arrested a pastor who operates an illegal medical centre and Baby Factory in his church. Briefing newsmen on Monday, June 5th, at the State Police Headquarters, Umuahia, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleye Oyebade, who parade the pastor along with other suspect, disclosed that on May 24th,, information was received that a storey building located at Faulks Road Aba, which doubles as a Church and Medical centre was converted to Baby Factory.

Based on this information, a team of Policemen attached to Ariaria Division led by the DPO stormed the premises where five pregnant young girls were rescued and one Christopher Adebanya Tochukwu, the Pastor of the Church and the operator of the clinic who earlier fled the scene was arrested.

Upon interrogation, one of the pregnant young girls alleged that she was raped by the so called pastor that morning, while another alleged that the pastor attempted to rape her if not for a broken piece of glass she used in s…

Photos: Alleged thief paraded naked in Delta State for stealing 'I Pass My Neighbour' generator set

A suspected thief who specialized in stealing generators, in particular the  'I Pass my Neighbour' brand, was caught and paraded naked around Sapele, Delta State on Sunday, june 4th. It was gathered that the suspect usually sold the stolen generators for N5000 only. More photos after the cut...

Two police officers shot dead in Ontisha, their rifle stolen

Two police officers have been shot dead and one of their rifles stolen after they were gunned down at close range by two armed men near Tracas junction, Upper Iweka axis of Awada near Onitsha in Anambra state yesterday June 5th.

According to reports, the armed men who rode on a motorcycle, attacked the security officers who were on a patrol, yesterday afternoon.

One of the police officers died on the spot while another one who is said to be an inspector, lost his life some minutes after he was rushed to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi.

​Farmers Group Urges State Govts.To Support Mechanised Farming

The Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFG-CS) has called on states government to support mechanised farming to boost food production across the country.

The National Coordinator of the group, Mr Redson Tedheke, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gaate, Nasarawa State on Monday.

According to him, for the nation to attain self-sustenance in food production, the state governments must key into the agricultural revolution of the Federal Government by supporting mechanised farming.

“If we really want to feed ourselves as a nation and stop importation of food, mechanised farming must be initiated and supported across the country.

“A country of over 170 million people cannot guarantee food security in this 21st century with hoe and cutlass farming.

“It is not enough to say people, especially the youths should go to farm without making the sector attractive with the requisite technical sophistication.

“The state governments are closer to the rural area…

Acting President Osinbajo Says Bankers Should Face Trial For Stolen Funds:

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday called for the prosecution of banks and their officials who aid corruption by hiding looted funds.
He faulted those who accuse the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of engaging in media trial, saying it was corruption fighting back.

The Acting President spoke in Abuja at the opening of a three-day conference on “Promoting International Cooperation in Combating Illicit Financial Flows and Enhancing Asset Recovery to Foster Sustainable Development”.

Osinbajo said financial institutions that aid corruption should face the consequences.

“Banks and financial institutions that actually engage in this must be called out and made to face the consequences of engaging in criminal practices. If that is not done, we are not likely to go very far.

Nigerian Church Shares Food To Many Fasting Muslims

The Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna has doled out over 500 food packs to Muslims, since the beginning of the Ramadan.

Pastor Yohanna Buru,the Church General Overseer, told NAN in Kaduna on Monday that the food packages and drinks were shared out to destitutes and the poor.

He said that the Church was in the forefront of promoting religious tolerance in Kaduna State, adding that the gesture was to deepen peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians.

“We must support our brothers and sisters with what to eat in these 30 days, in view of the high cost of food items in local markets.

“This gesture will strengthen good relationship with Muslims and promote religious tolerance and better understanding among different faiths.”

According to him, it is not the first time the church is distributing foodstuffs to needy Muslims during the Ramadan.

Buru recalled that the Church had distributed over 1,000 packaged food and drinks to Internally Displaced P…