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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

High School Student, 17, denied access to school on his graduation day (photo)


High School Student, 17,?denied access to school on his graduation day (photo)


A 17-year-old student of Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, Georgia had an embarrassing encounter as he was locked out of his own graduation by a local police officer.
According to reports, the school claims that the young man pictured in his graduation gown arrived late and was denied access to the school premises. 
However, it was also reported that his lateness was caused by his mother's car which broke on their way to the school.
It's unclear if the boy was later granted access to the school to graduate with other outgoing students.
See full photo below.
High School Student, 17,?denied access to school on his graduation day (photo)
 
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Teacher who stabbed husband to death in Ikorodu remanded in Kirikiri prison


 Teacher who stabbed husband to death in Ikorodu remanded in Kirikiri prison

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate court has ordered 24-year-old teacher, Olamide Akinbobola, who stabbed her husband, 28-year-old Dare Akinbobola, to death in Ikorodu area of Lagos State on May 30th, be remanded in Kirikiri Prison pending receiving an advice from the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
At the hearing of the case today, the prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin told the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Komolafe, that Olamide committed the offence on May 30th at No. 1, Olupebi Abijo St., Gbaga, off Ijede Road, Ikorodu. 

Omisakin had told the court that the accused stabbed her husband, Dare Akinbobola, 28, on his neck to death with a kitchen knife. The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised). If found guilty, the offence attracts death penalty.

Olamide however told the court that she only stabbed her husband in self defence as he was fond of maltreating her. She recounted how the deceased bolted the door, pinned her down and was punching her.

The case has been adjourned until July 12th.
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Lauretta Onochie comes for Obasanjo, Jonathan and the National Assembly in new article, says, 'only witches are hunted and nailed to the stake'


Lauretta Onochie comes for Obasanjo, Jonathan and the National Assembly in new article, says,



President Buhari's social media aide, Lauretta Onochie has just written a damning piece where she boldly came for the National Assembly as well as former presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo.

In her words, 'When the President sends the budget belonging to the people of Nigeria to the National Assembly for appropriation, the budget goes to seven months imprisonment because our President would not do what Presidents Obasanjo and Jonathan did: Ferry sacks of #GhanaMustGo full of dollars to oil the passage of the budget'.

Read her full article below....
In 2015, Nigerians began the process of recovering their nation from the hardened criminals who hijacked Nigeria for sixteen years. With an APC majority in the National Assembly, we had hoped for a speedy recovery and transformation of our nation, believing that we all understood the meaning of change.
For starters, it took the better part of five months of President Buhari swimming through the mud to finally have a glimpse of what looked like a nation from where Ministers would be nominated. He was determined to begin to address the issue of marginalization in appointments. Where possible, he reached out to some of the over 200 minority ethnic groups for his ministerial nominees.
This did not go down well with the power brokers in our nation. Senator Ike Ekweremadu screamed hard and threw a tantrum. He said he had never heard of the nominated minister from his native Enugu State. But the hitherto unknown Igbo sub group that produced the Minister of Foreign Affairs, felt a sense of belonging in a nation where the Ike Ekweremadus of this nation have continuously nominated themselves to serve, without a thought for the minority groups in their areas.
But it has been a nightmare. A cabal had quickly developed and seized the National Assembly. This cabal worked as if the National Assembly was their private estate in total disregard to the welfare of those who elected them. They do not count.
When Nigerians recovered their nation from the hardened criminals that hijacked our nation for sixteen years, no one thought the cabal at the National Assembly, would become the major opposition to the recovery of our nation. After all, what we promised was to bring about a change in the ways we had done things in the past that favoured only a few at the top.
All their actions have been selfish, self-centred and egocentric. They wanted the status quo to remain. Consequently, they started by waging war on the President for his choice of Ministers. They had a free hand to place their cronies as heads of House Committees. But they also wanted to appoint Ministers and others for the President. They wanted to run the Presidency, own the Presidency and dictate who should be hired or fired. 
This same cabal is now posing as the defender of the ordinary Nigerians. Hian!
Nigerians are not fooled. They know the man who is fighting to deepen our democratic experience as a nation. They also know pretenders to the throne of democracy, who have put themselves above the laws of our land and above everyone of us.
Nigerians know those who have refused to make laws that can help the war on corruption move some steps further, sanitize our nation and propel us into the 21st century.
Democracy means that we are all equal before the law. The law goes after those who break it. 
The beauty of what we have today is that Pres. Muhammadu Buhari will not dictate to any law enforcement agency as to who to invite for questioning and who to arrest or discharge. It's the laws and the agencies that have the prerogative to go after alleged criminals.
The whole world knows that Nigerian institutions and systems are weak. Thats what Pres. Buhari inherited. The best way to strengthen them is not to breathe down on them, by interferring in the way they do their jobs. The best way to do it is to give them the space they require to exercise their initiatives in the application of our laws in the exercise of their duties. Some people are not pleased with this.
But It Appears God is moving for Nigerians again, As Usual. What we are witnessing in our nation today, is not chaos. What is happening is the change we all yearned and voted for. It's the storm before the calm.
Change is when a Nigerian elite who allegedly commits a crime, is treated the same way as an ordinary Nigerian who allegedly commits a similar crime.
When a member of the Senate who should be above board is caught pants down, senators elected to serve their people, take the mandate of their people to court, to show solidarity with CRIME
Some ordinary Nigerians, who are confused and misinformed, are hired to protest the invitation of an elite by a law enforcement agency to answer a few questions. If one has no questions to answer, what's the fear in respecting and answering the calls by the laws of our land?
Some uninformed and self interest persons and groups, call it a witch-hunt. In A witch-hunt, only witches are hunted and nailed to the stake. If you are erroneously caught and you are not a witch, you will be asked to go home with a good measure of apologies.
When the President sends the budget belonging to the people of Nigeria to the National Assembly for appropriation, the budget goes to seven months imprisonment because our President would not do what Presidents Obasanjo and Jonathan did: Ferry sacks of #GhanaMustGo full of dollars to oil the passage of the budget.
That's another change that is not going down well.
Although we have more honourable and distingushed ladies and gentlemen in our National Assembly, that institution, has experienced stunted growth in our democratic journey. Impunity, abuse of processes, intimidation and bullying are the order of the day for the few members of the cabal in that arm of the government against the vast majority of our honourable and distinguished Assembly men and women.
Votes are either not taken at all or the dubious voice vote is used. No one has bothered to ask why the installed voting system in the National Assembly is never put to use. It's all part of the corruption that has eaten deep into the fabrics of our systems and institutions.
Subsequent governments have encouraged them in the path of impunity, to live above the laws of our land. There were dormant laws for them and another set of active laws for ordinary Nigerians. But there again, did we really expect any better from PDP-led governments that were anchored on daylight impunity and corruption! But we promised change and there must be a change in the way the National Assembly treat Nigerians.
We are lucky to have a President who is determined, even if it means losing in 2019, to bring about the change he promised the nation. So, that change is non negotiable. It will not be truncated. It will be total. It will be deep. It will be all encompassing. It will set us apart from where we were.
That change means that we are all equal before the law. It's therefore, unfair and extremely sad that some young Nigerians who were caught for bank robbery, are being held by the police while their alleged accomplice, is sitting in the HALLOWED CHAMBER of the House of Senate that belongs to the good Citizens of this great nation. The Police has the constitutional rights to invite suspects for interrogations. Face to face interrogations reveal more than the Police already know.
No one is above the law. If you don't want the law to come after you, stay on the side of the law. The law will always protect those who do not trample on it. That's the fact of life. Change must happen. 
God bless Nigeria.
Lauretta Onochie.
@Laurestar
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Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)


Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)

Residents of Owerri, Imo state capital rushed out to scoop Kerosine after a tanker fell along Port-Harcourtroad this morning.
Safety officials including Fire Service Men, FRSC officials and Police were pictured at the scene controlling the crowd to avoid Kerosine explosions.
See full photos below.
Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)
Imo residents in large crowd seen scooping Kerosene from fallen tanker (Photos)
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Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!

Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!



Following the successful completion of its maiden edition, fashion skill building program, which held in Lagos on April 09, 2018 for a week at the Red Carpet Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, High Fashion 101 is back!

The High Fashion Workshop: Fashion 101 is a collaborative effort between Abi Goodman and the Toronto Fashion Academy, Canada which features High Fashion Designing, Styling, Modelling, Make Up & Photography training for young Nigerians. 

The first edition of the workshop had in attendance celebrity Fashion Designer; Abril Cervera, celebrity photographer; Ruth Xospa as well as other internationally acclaimed fashion icons.

The workshop, saw some participants win summer trips to Canada where they are scheduled to meet with acclaimed international designers and also grace some high profile fashion runways. Selected participants have been featured on different platforms prominent of all, the Mexican high fashion magazine; Red Carpet.

Four other participants were also lucky enough to win free fashion internship in Canada courtesy of the Toronto Fashion Academy. 

Riding on the success of the first edition, The High Fashion Workshop: Fashion 101 returns to Lagos on September 26th to 29th, 2018. Workshop classes are open to registered participants as an internationally recognised certificate of participation will be presented upon completion as well as a chance to win free internship in Canada. Interested Participants can register online at http://www.torontofashionacademy.ca/ or call +234 805 153 8561 | +234 805 201 2872 | +234 803 131 3555 
For more information, follow @tfanigeria on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

View pictures from the first edition below...

Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
Toronto Fashion Academy comes back to Lagos!
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Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!

Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!



President Buhari has declared June 12th as the new date for the celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day. President Buhari announced this on twitter this evening. He said the change in date is to honor late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. 
The president also said Abiola would be awarded with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) title posthumously. Read his tweets below

Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!
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Dino Melaye shares photo with Bukola Saraki, captions it ''God is with us my man. Nothing to fear''

Dino Melaye shares photo with Bukola Saraki, captions it

Dino Melaye and his mentor, Bukola Saraki, have been accused of running a criminal gang. He shared the photo above on IG and wrote;
''God is with us my man. Nothing to FEAR''.
Dino Melaye shares photo with Bukola Saraki, captions it
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Man who disguised as a lady to deceive male clients caught in Uganda

Man who disguised as a lady to deceive male clients caught in Uganda

A man who disguised as a lady to deceive male clients and also obtain money from them was caught in Uganda. 
According to the reports, he was caught while flirting with a male client with the intention of scamming him. He is currently in police custody. More photos below ...

Man who disguised as a lady to deceive male clients caught in Uganda
Man who disguised as a lady to deceive male clients caught in Uganda
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Nigerian lady narrates how she contracted herpes after participating in an orgy

Nigerian lady narrates how she contracted herpes after participating in an orgy

A Nigerian lady, Damilola has taken to her Twitter page to narrate how she contracted herpes after participating in an orgy.
Read her tweets below 
Nigerian lady narrates how she contracted herpes after participating in an orgy
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Alcohol manufacturers reject President Buhari's 500% excise duty hike

Alcohol manufacturers reject President Buhari

The Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN) has rejected the new increase in excise duty being imposed on domestic wines and spirits.  

Chairman of DIBAN, Chief Patrick Anegbe told newsmen in Lagos today that the hike was a threat to the N420 billion investment of the industry. He said that there was no prior engagement/consultation whatsoever with the indigenous producers of wines and spirits, before adopting the new excise method.  

He said that the association was particularly worried that the job of over 25,000 Nigerians plus over 250,000 connected SMEs staff were being threatened by the hike.  
”We Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN), under the auspices of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) reject the new astronomical hike in excise duty being selectively imposed on the domestic wines and spirits, one of the oldest and driving indigenous industry in Nigeria. For the record, the new duty approved for implementation by the Honourable Minister of Finance, translates to an increase in duty from the current average of N30 per litre to N150 in the first year and N200 per litre subsequently.
This translates to an increase from current average duty of N270 to N1,350 per case (carton) in the first year and N270 to N1,800 per case from second year. This is an increase of over 500 per cent purely on local wines and spirits with the exclusion of all imported wines, spirits and champagne.  ”We reject in totality, the highly punitive and selective astronomical hikes in duty, a purely IMF agenda being camouflaged as a health concern!,” he said. 
The chairman said that the excise duty increase was an attempt by the minister to foist an IMF sponsored agenda on Nigeria, which would further compound the hardship of already impoverished Nigerians.  He said that if the implementation of the new duty hike was allowed to proceed, it would lead to obvious job losses that would result from low demand of the products.  

According to him, the new hike will lead to the collapse of the indigenous wines and spirits segment and pave way for the complete take over of the market by the imported and smuggled brands.

”We are also disturbed that the new hike will not only affect the wines and spirits industry, but also other key sectors of the economy and businesses such as packaging industries, bottles, cartons, labels, cork, laminates, glue, ink, printing, laboratory, marketing, consulting, media, among others. We strongly hold the view that if the intention of government is to grow local industries, imposing exorbitant duties on locally manufactured goods is a contradiction of that objective.
For the sake of emphasis, from a recent study carried out by KPMG, it was concluded that price elasticity holiday spirits/wines segment is very high such that a 10 per cent increase in price of wine will lead to about 20.9 per cent fall in demand. A 19 per cent increase in the price of spirit will result in a 41 per cent decline in volume and this is predominant in the low price segments which represent 78.65 per cent of the total volume. With over 500 per cent increase approved by the government, the damage these will cause to locally produced wines and spirits business can only be imagined,” he said.  

The chairman said that the association had been very supportive of the Nigerian state through discharge of its statutory obligations paying of relevant duties, taxes, excise, among others. He said that prior to the announcement of the new rates in excise duty, the association had made unsuccessful frantic attempts at getting the attention of the minister before migration from the current Ad Verloren to the specific scheme.

Anegbe said that the association was not against moves by government to increase fiscal revenue. He however, said that for governments to achieve its revenue generation plan, continued existence of the indigenous low-priced segment players was very critical.  ”We are therefore using this medium to call on the federal government to halt the implementation of the new duty hikes. Government should hold genuine consultation with all stakeholders in the domestic wines and spirits space. There is need to save the jobs of thousands of Nigerians, as well as ensure the continued survival of one of the oldest indigenous industry, the wine and spirits sector,” he said.
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Kaduna lawmakers Abubakar Mamadi and Mark Yari beaten by mob after getting caught with election materials in Chikun LG (Photos)

Kaduna lawmakers?Abubakar Mamadi and?Mark Yari beaten by mob after getting caught with election materials in Chikun LG (Photos)



There was pandemonium earlier today at Chikun local government area of Kaduna state following the re-scheduled local government election in the area.

An attack was launched by some angry protesters on two lawmakers who were allegedly caught with electoral materials. The accused lawmakers are House of Representatives member, Abubakar Mohammed Mamadi and Member of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Mark Yari.  

Hundreds of voters in the area protested that the lawmakers, from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, allegedly came to steal their mandates. The gate of the Chikun local government secretariat was brought down by the rampaging protesters, who claimed that their preferred party, the PDP had won the polls but was robbed of the mandate.  

However, the Hon. Yari said he was innocent, describing the allegation as the handiwork of the opposition, saying that he was molested with an undisclosed amount of money stolen from him by the mob.
Kaduna lawmakers?Abubakar Mamadi and?Mark Yari beaten by mob after getting caught with election materials in Chikun LG (Photos)
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