MAN ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATING THE OBA OF LAGOS

34-year old man, Ayodeji Babalola, on Friday appeared in Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly impersonating the Oba of Lagos. The accused, whose address is unknown is facing a four-count charge, bordering on false representation, stealing, fraudulently obtaining money and intent to defraud. The prosecutor, Insp. Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the accused committed the offence June at No. 2, Ogunkoya St., Ekutu, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State. He said the accused presented himself as Oba Babatunde Rilwan Akiolu to one Ajoke Moriselade under the pretext to defraud the complainant.…

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OMOKRI: JONATHAN RELIED ON PROPER AGENDA BUT BUHARI RELIES ON PROPAGANDA

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says “Nigeria’s economy thrived under Jonathan because he relied on proper agenda, but collapsed under Buhari because he relies on propaganda”. Omokri said this in reaction to the statement of  Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, who asked Jonathan to crawl on his knees and apologise to Nigerians for “plundering” the nation’s economy. Quoting Osita Okechukwu, director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Onochie said the last administration only relied on “vodoo” economic records. She also said Jonathan bequeathed a “dearth of infrastructures” to Buhari. Omokri…

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US COURT JAILS NIGERIAN HACKER OBINNA OBIOHA

Obinna Obioha, a Nigerian hacker has been jailed for 51 months by a New York federal judge for operating a fraud scheme that swindled $6.5 million from businesses in the US and elsewhere. US District Judge David N. Hurd sentenced Obinna Obioha, 31, for running a scheme in which he instructed hackers to hack into computers and email accounts of individuals around the world using malicious software. The announcement of Obioha’s sentence was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge…

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CLERICS OPPOSE EQUAL INHERITANCE RIGHTS FOR WOMEN

Muslim clerics in Tunisia on Thursday voiced opposition to President Beji Caid Essebsi’s plan to introduce legislation granting equal inheritance rights to women, contrary to Islamic precepts. Essebsi has announced the formation of a commission to examine “individual liberties” and “equality in all domains”, including inheritance rights. As laid down in the Koran, the Muslim holy book, daughters in the Islamic world inherit half the shares of sons. Touching another raw nerve in Tunisian political and religious debate, the secular leader called for the government to scrap a 1973 circular…

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FAKE JOURNALIST BUILD MANSION IN KANO

The Police said they have arrested a five-man gang of fake journalists that usually gate-crashed into important events with the mission to steal expensive phones and money. The fake journalists arrested by the police One of the gang members, Musa Auwalu, 43 years old, from Nasarawa LGA of Kano, has built a mansion, from the proceeds of the crime, the police said in a statement issued by CSP Jimoh Moshood today. The Police described him as the gang leader, adding that he was able to build the mansion from some…

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PHOTOS: WHILE OWING KOGI WORKERS FOR MONTHS, BELLO BUILDS NEW MANSION IN OKENE

Civil servants in Kogi state, both serving and retired, may be grumbling about irregular payment of their entitlements, but Yahaya Bello, the governor, is not building his hopes on their economy. On Mahmoud Atta street, GRA Okene, the governor is putting finishing touches to his state-of-the-art country home, or mansion rather, which an insider described as “a thing of beauty”. But there is a snag: residents of the exclusive residential area are complaining about the disruption the 42-year-old governor has brought upon their lives. The governor is converting the street entrance…

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EX MINISTER BARTH NNAJI FAULTS RENO OMOKRI, SAYS HE RESIGNED AS MINISTER

A former Minister of Power, Professor Bart Nnaji, has condemned a statement by the former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on new media, Reno Omokri, that he was fired over allegation of corruption. Nnaji told newsmen in Lagos that he resigned honourably from the Jonathan administration to protect his integrity and without any corruption allegation. His words: “If you want to defend your boss, defend your boss correctly with facts. Do not go to impugn people’s character in order to defend your boss. I have not made any statement against…

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42 YEAR OLD WOMAN GIVES OUT OUT 16 YEAR OLD APPRENTICE TO CUSTOMER, FOR SEX

A 42-year old woman, Mrs Bosede Shonibare has been arrested and charged before a Lagos court for allegedly giving out her 16-year old female apprentice to his male customer, Afeez Olufade for sex. Both Shonibare and Olufade were charged before Ogba Magistrates court for conspiracy and sexual assault on the victim and were remanded in prison custody. The incident happened at Ikotun area of Lagos where both the suspects and the victim’s parents reside. The parents of the girl enrolled her as an apprentice under Shonibare to learn fashion designing…

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I’M STILL THINKING OF DIVORCING MY WIFE – YOMI FABIYI

Yomi Fabiyi Chux Ohai  Popular Yoruba film actor and producer, Yomi Fabiyi, owes his career to a food vendor. Almost 20 years ago, when he was a young school leaver, unemployed and lived in the Shomolu area of Lagos, his favourite food vendor had opened his eyes to film acting. Fabiyi, recounting his encounter with the vendor in an interview with our correspondent, said, “This woman was what I would call my foremost fan. I used to patronise her small bukateria in those days. One day, she told me that…

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PASTOR EA ADEBOYE VISITS BUHARI IN LONDON

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, yesterday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja House in London. Presidential spokesman,  Mr. Femi Adesina, on his official Facebook page, posted two photographs which Adeboye took with Buhari. Buhari and his visitor were seated on a chair in one of the photographs and shook hands while standing in the second photograph. Adesina captioned the photographs thus: “President Buhari receives General Overseer Worldwide Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye at the Abuja House London…

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