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Boat accident: Pregnant women, engaged couple among victims

Punch reports: No fewer than eight people have been confirmed dead, while 12 others were rescued in the boat accident involving a boat belonging to Bell Marine Services. Among the dead were two pregnant women, a couple said to be preparing for their wedding next weekend and a 13-year-old girl. The boat was said to have taken the passengers from their places of work at 5.34pm around Ebute Ero on the Lagos Island, en route the Majidun, Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Wednesday. The boat was said to have capsized at the Oworonsoki area, due to overloading and speeding. Our correspondent, who visited the Majidun jetty of the Bell Marine Services, saw relatives of the late intending couple. An uncle of the groom, Isaac Akere, who identified himself as Mr. Ajibola Akere, said, “He and his fiancée were preparing for their wedding next weekend. I just sent him N40, 000 only few days ago as my contribution to the wedding. “We have been to the mortuary where we saw the corpse of his fiancee, bu…

Bus conductor jumps into ocean after stealing N40, 000

Tinubu Magistrate Court

A 26-year-old bus conductor, Nurudeen Suleiman, has jumped into the Atlantic Ocean after stealing N40, 000. He was charge before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Tuesday. The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of stealing before Magistrate Salama Matepo. Police prosecutor, Superintendent Austin Orji, said the accused committed the offence on March 30, 2014 at about 4.30 p.m. at the Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos. He alleged that the accused had approached the complainant, one Mr. Segun, for financial assistance. “The man had brought out some naira notes to give Suleiman and in the process, some fell off. “The accused on the pretext of helping to pick the money kept N40, 000 and handed over the rest to the complainant. “The complainant suspected a foul play and before he knew it, Suleiman had jumped into the Atlantic Ocean to avoid being caught. “He stayed in the ocean for about 30 minutes to allow the divers that had attempted to arre…

MI Ibaga flaunts His Expensive Bentley (Photo)

Congrats MI.

Rush for Jonathan’s ‘daughter’s’ wedding empties confab hall

The rush by delegates to attend the marriage ceremony of a daughter of President Goodluck Jonathan raised unease among some delegates who frowned that conferees abandoned national issues for socializing. About half of the delegates abandoned proceedings Thursday to enable them travel to attend the wedding coming up, Saturday, March 5, 2014 in Bayelsa State. When the conference chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi called for contributions to the debate of the President’s speech, many of the delegates were not around as their seats were empty.
The immediate past Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufai (Jigawa) and former Head of Service, Engr. Ebele Okeke were among those who took permission to speak ahead of their scheduled slots to enable them go ahead for the ceremony. Their requests were, however, granted by Justice Kutigi. Some of the delegates, however, expressed concern over development, as they argued that those delegates failed to realise the importance of the national con…

Showering without water: Meet Ludwick Marishane is the creator of DryBath

An innovative hygiene product for daily bathing that is designed to save water.

DryBath is a germ-killing gel that allows you to take a bath without using a single drop of water or soap -- all you need is to apply the gel on your skin and then vigorously rub it off using your hands.
"The special formula will cover the whole body with the cleansing gel, which will use the vigorous rubbing to lift the dirt off the skin," explains Ludwick Marishane, the inventor of DryBath and founder of Headboy Industries. The 23-year-old entrepreneur came up with his revolutionary idea back in 2007, during a hot winter day when he was relaxing with some friends under the blazing sun in Limpopo, northern South Africa."Man, why doesn't somebody invent something that you can just put on your skin and you don't have to bathe,"quipped one of his pals, complaining that he didn't feel like having a shower -- and this got Marishane thinking.
Still in high school, Marishane immediate…

Convicted Selena Gomez Trespasser Arrested Again Near Her House Days After Being Ordered to Stay Away

Selena Gomez might want to think about beefing up her perimeter. The homeless man convicted Wednesday of trespassing on her property was arrested "near the vicinity" of her Calabasas-area home, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department confirmed Friday. According to information released by the LASD's Malibu/Lost Hills Station, deputies responded to a call to report a "suspicious person" and upon arrival detained 20-year-old Che Cruz, who was previously arrested on Gomez's property last Sunday. Per the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, a 45-day stay in county jail had been a part of the sentence handed down earlier this week after Cruz pleaded no contest to unauthorized entry of a dwelling house, but he was released after having served seven days ahead of his court date.  Cruz was also, however, given three years' probation and ordered to stay away from Gomez and her residence. When deputies arrived at the scene today, they discovered that he wa…

Dog Who Went Missing Before Superstorm Sandy Is Reunited With His Owners After 17 Months

Wesley has finally found his way home. The dog was reunited with his family in New Jersey this week 17 months after he disappeared, according to a statement released by the West Windsor Police Department. The yellow Labrador retriever was spotted by a woman walking her dog. She then reported the wandering pup to the local police. When an officer went to retrieve the animal, the dog jumped right into the back of the police car, WTXF reported. It was later, at a nearby boarding facility in Princeton, that officials scanned the pup's microchip and determined the Lab belonged to Miguel and Myra Cruz, and had been missing since November 2012. Wesley disappeared from the yard days before Hurricane Sandy, according to CBS Philadelphia. After the superstorm hit, the family feared the worst. "We were thinking that he passed, he may have been struck and, you know, we hoped that if he is alive that someone is taking care of him," Miguel Cruz told the outlet. On Tuesday, police called t…

Police arraign house help for beheading Magistrate

Vanguard reports:  Barely eight days after   a- 65 year- old retired Chief Magistrate,Olufunmilayo  Timeyin was killed   at her   Laderin Estate in Abeokuta, the Police in   Ogun state   arraigned the 21- year- old househelp, David U* David, who appeared before Magistrate Anthony Araba of the Magistrate Court 1, was arraigned on a one count charge of murder. The prosecutor further stated that the accused committed the offense “contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun state of Nigeria 2006”. The accused however, pleaded guilty to the offence as charged. In his rulings,   the trial Magistrate,  Anthony Araba, who nearly betrayed emotion  ordered the police prosecutor, ASP Sangotokun to duplicate the case file to enable the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) advise his court on the case. He  also   ordered   that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending when the advice of the DPP would be ready. Meanwhile, the Labour Party in…

Kidnap of Clark’s son carried out by Edwin Clark’s kinsmen – Police

Suspectedkidnappers of Mr. Ebikeme Clark, son of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, kidnapped Wednesday, at Kiagbodo, Delta State, has reportedly contacted the family, demanding about N50 million ransom for his release. Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, however, told Saturday Vanguard that the police have arrested three of the suspected kidnappers and were inching closer to their hideout, warning that no ransom should be paid. He said one of them confessed that he participated in the “planning stage of the kidnap,” adding that the police were working with ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo and other Ijaw groups to track down the kidnappers.

Aduba said the kidnap was carried out by Ijaw kinsmen of Edwin Clark and the police would burst the syndicate. Elder statesman, Chief Clark was said to have briefed President Goodluck Jonathan, the governor of Delta state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Mr. Aduba on the incident. It was gathered that he cal…

FRCN vs Sanusi: Court orders parties to maintain status quo

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered parties in the suit by suspended Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, seeking to  restrain the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, from investigating him to maintain status quo. Trial judge, Justice James Tsoho, made the preservative order, pending the determination of the substantive suit. Sanusi is in the suit contending that by virtue of the provisions of Sections 7, 8, and 62 of the FRCN Act 2011, the Council lacked the statutory powers to investigate him and the CBN.

Sanusi Lamido
He is also seeking a declaration that the FRCN, constituting itself into an investigating body in a manner contained in some newspaper publications of March 24, is ultra vires its powers. Defendants in the suit  are the FRCN and The Executive Secretary of FRCN. Meanwhile, FRCN has filed a preliminary objection, challenging the suit. The court has  adjourned  till April 11 to hear the substantive suit. It will be…

Heavy security in Yenagoa ahead of Jonathan daughter’s wedding

There was heavy security presence in Yenagoa and its environs Friday ahead of Saturday’s wedding ceremony of President Goodluck Jonathan adopted daughter.
Faith Sakwe Elizabethand Godswill Edward Osim
Armed security operatives were stationed at strategic points along the major highways leading to the state capital as well as the roads to Otuoke, the President hometown. Some of the roads including that leading to the Yenagoa residence of the President at the Kpansia suburb were shut to traffic from the Isaac Boro expressway end. Residents in such areas were forced to go through the Melford Okilo road to access their homes. Also, more policemen and officials of the FRSC were drafted to the major highways to help control the high volume of traffic on the roads. Some motorists coming from Edepie axis of Yenagoa were forced to make a detour around Opolo to link the Elebele road before connecting the Sani Abacha expressway. Also, the Azikoro-Agbura road leading to Otuoke  was filled with ar…

Police uncover baby factory in Asaba

Men of the Delta State police command have smashed a baby factory at the outskirts of Asaba, arresting a 40-year-old woman who runs the factory. Conducting newsmen around the sealed factory yesterday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Celestina Kalu said, “Today,  (4/4/14) at about 1030 hours, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO ‘B’ Division Asaba received information that a habitual human trafficker, one Chinelo Ezeugo, female, aged about 40 years at Oko market area Asaba recruits unknown pregnant  women and delivers them of their babies for sale. “Operatives of the Division were mobilized and they swung into action and on reaching the scene, five pregnant women from different parts of the country and four children namely Ibrahim Usman, 5 years; Usman Mohammed 2 years ; Chidera Okechkwu 5 years and Abigal Ezeugo 1 year were rescued. The human dealer was also arrested”. The PPRO also paraded seven suspected cultists  arrested in Sapele. Meantime, the PPRO also confirmed…

Latest Ad Campaign for H&M Clothing Store By David Beckham

Retired soccer star David Beckham shows off his impressive bod (and body art) in the latest ad campaign for clothing store H&M.


BIZARRE: Man beheads father, eats his neck in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command, yesterday, paraded a 30-year-old Nwode Chukwudi Awam, for beheading his father, Michael Awam, 56, and eating the victim’s neck at Egwudinagu Obegu village in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Chris Anyanwu, said: “The Ebonyi State Command has arrested Nwode Chukwudi, 30, who hails from Egwudinagu Obegu village in Ebonyi Local Government Area for beheading his biological father. “The remains of the victim were deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital, FETHA, mortuary for autopsy. “When the police went for him, he was waving the machete which he used to cut his father’s head and threatening to kill anybody that gets close to him. He was overpowered all the same. ‘He ate the neck’ “He was seen eating the entire stub of the neck. So when you look at the exhibit, the head doesn’t have the neck even though he did the beheading from the base of the shoulder. You will not…

Rob Kardashian Posts, Then Deletes, Tweet About 'How Much It Hurts'

From the looks of it, the Kardashian-Jenner clan had the time of their lives on their recent Thailand vacation, posting photos of beach jaunts and pool dips – and, as was the case with Kim Kardashian, fleeing from overly chummy elephants.

Although Bruce Jenner and sons Brody and Brandon also joined the getaway, noticeably missing were Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, as well as Rob Kardashian, who posted a cryptic Tweet early Wednesday morning. 

"No one will ever understand how much it hurts," it read. 

Shortly afterward, however, Rob purged his entire Twitter feed, deleting all his old posts and rebooting his account with – as of Thursday afternoon – a single Tweet taht read: "mi Familia is home! Yeeee!!" 

A source close to the family says that the reality star and creator of the Arthur George sock line "hasn't been happy lately," noting that Rob, who struggled with weight gain on the show, "still doesn't like the way he looks." 

Rob ha…

'Nigeria's Mark Zuckerberg' puts tech into higher learning

At 23, many people around the world are still at university -- at that age, Gossy Ukanwoke had already started one. The young entrepreneur is the founder ofBeni American University(BAU), Nigeria's first private online university. Launched in late 2012, the school allows students to access their classes at any time of the day with any internet-enabled device. "We are providing executive programs for graduates who are looking for employment and want to build up their resumes, or managers who want to climb up the hierarchy of their companies," says Ukanwoke, now 25. "We also have courses targeted at people who want to start their own business."
'Nigeria's Mark Zuckerberg' Ukanwoke's idea to start BAU came from his previous online venture calledStudents Circle, an educational social networking site he'd launched while in university that allows learners to interact and access free resources from leading schools. "When I created Students Circle in …