April 24, 2014


P-Square: Paul seeks God’s intervention

As Peter’s wife replies fans The last may not have been heard of the widely reported crisis rocking the duo of Peter and Paul Okoye, popularly known as P-Square, as the telecommunications giant, Globalcom Nigeria Limited may be forced to review its four-year contract with the pop twins. A source close to the telecoms operator […]

Kerosene scarcity: NNPC to increase domestic consumption of cooking gas

ABUJA: In its efforts to reduce the pressure on kerosene consumption, the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has concluded plans to increase the domestic consumption of the cooking gas across the country. The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Engr. Andrew Yakubu, who revealed this while, delivering a key note address at the […]

How PDP, LP attacked us — APC

The attack was provocative — PDP •It’s mere fabrication — LP   THE All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of allegedly unleashing terror on Egbe-Ekiti community in Gbonyin Local Council during a campaign rally of the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Ayo Fayose, on Monday. Fayemi, Fayose and Bamidele The party also […]

Boko Haram: NDLF Calls On President Goodluck Jonathan To ‘Step-Up Or Quit’

        The Nigeria Democratic Liberty Forum (NDLF) yesterday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to “step up or quit” office if he is unable to eliminate Boko Haram. In a statement released in New York and signed by its Executive Director, Mr. Bukola Oreofe, the group charged that the Jonathan administration has demonstrated […]

Boko Haram threatens to kill abducted schoolgirls if search is not stopped

NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to ensure the release of 230 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. Professor Soyinka made the call on a day a coalition of women’s rights in Borno expressed their readiness […]

Brazil World Cup: Intelligence ’ll determine Eagles’ altitude — Obiku

Ex-international, Mike Obiku is not worried with the group opponents of the Super Eagles in the World Cup as he said that the Eagles have no reason not to fly into the second round in a group that has Argentina, Iran and Bosnia Herzogovina. ‘’I’m not losing sleep in the group matches because Nigeria and […]

DPO accused of rape still in detention – Lagos CP

LAGOS — The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko, yesterday, assured Nigerians that the panel investigating the alleged rape of a mother of three by a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in Lagos was working hard to unravel the truth behind the claims. This is just as the command has debunked reports that the […]

Terrorism: Rep urges Jonathan to apologise to victims of Nyanya bombing, abduction

Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday, asked President Goodluck  Jonathan to apologise to families of victims of Nyanya bomb blast and parents of the 234 students abducted at Government Girls College in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents. She also urged the Federal Government to seek internal and external […]

Ekiti, Osun guber polls’ll be rig and roast – Tinubu

IBADAN—FORMER Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday threatened fire and brimstone over any plan to rig the forthcoming governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states fixed for this year’s June and August, warning that  “It will be rig and roast.” He spoke at his investiture […]

Nigeria’s largest photo & imaging shows will hold April 29 to May 3

Join Nigeria’s largest photo and imaging show on April 29th to May3rd 2014. This year’s edition of the Nigeria Photography Expo and Conference (NiPHEC) will have over 30 workshops and 20 facilitators converging under one roof.

Nikon proudly supports NiPHEC for second year in a row now. Continuously propagating the love for photography, Nikon will be offering Free photography classes on April 30-May 2 at the venue to avid fans and photography enthusiasts. Continue…

Here is a rare chance for you to attend “Appreciating and Understanding Photography” absolutely FREE!  Classes will be handled by accomplished professional Nikon photographers from Nigeria and Dubai!

Get to know more of the Nikon facilitators, Cesar Parroco and Michael Imomoh as they share you insights on photography. (photo insert)”

NiPHEC’s home this year is at LCCI HALL, Plot 10A Nurudeen Olowopopo Way, Behind MKO garden Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. For more information, visit www.niphec.com or call 08053799252 / 07088888808 for inquiries on the FREE Nikon Classes during NiPHEC.

Great discounts on cameras and lenses are also provided to all attendees of  NiPHEC 2014 in association with Nigeria’s leading online retailer. Check out the range of Nikon cameras and lenses at  www.jumia.com.ng/nikon

Photo: Dencia acquires 2014 Range Rover Evogue

She shared the pic on her instagram page. Congrats to her. See what she wrote after the cut…

Estranged wife of Pastor Chris Okafor accuses him of assault

Even a man of God is being accused of battery? Wow! The estranged wife of the pastor of Mountain of Liberation Miracles Ministires, Dr. Chris Okafor, has accused him of beating her up at their home in Magodo, Lagos, Punch reports.

Bessem Okafor, who has been separated from Dr Okafor for two years and lives apart from him, said she had gone to her former marital home a few weeks ago to visit her four kids who were in the custody of their father when trouble started.
Bessem told Punch
“I have not seen my children for nine months and our lawyers agreed that I could come see them at home after school hours by 5pm. I went to the house at the appointed time, but my children were not there. I had to wait outside in the compound until 10pm before my husband arrived; the children were not with him. They were later brought home by the driver about 12am. By then it was clear I couldn’t leave again, I had to spend the night. Continue…

The following morning, I bathed and dressed them for school. They pleaded with me to stay back until they returned and since I hardly spent time with them the day before, I agreed.”

A few hours after her children had left for school, Bessem received a phone call from Chris who had also left the house. He allegedly questioned her presence in the house and ordered her to leave.
When Bessem insisted on staying till her children returned from school, Chris allegedly sent a policeman who was part of his entourage to the house.
She said, 
“The policeman told me to leave the house. At that time, I was wearing only my dress. I had washed my undies and spread them to dry since I didn’t come with extra. I told the policeman that I would leave after my children returned from school. Later, Chris came in and on seeing me, he started beating me and dragged me out of the house.”
She said some policemen came to arrest her, but could not go with them because her clothes were torn. The following day after making a complaint of assault at the Isheri Police Division, she was hospitalised at the Solid Rock Hospital, in the Ojodu/Berger area.
A copy of her medical report made available to Punch said Bessem was brought in for treatment after a brawl with her spouse.
It reads in part,
“Examination revealed a middle aged woman in distress with multiple bruises, BP 140/80mmhg and pulse rate 104bpm. There was inflammation around the left knee and tenderness along the spine. She was subsequently admitted, placed on intravenous fluids and managed as case of multiple trauma secondary to domestic violence.”
The report was signed by one Dr. Ametepee T. M.
Chris, when contacted, did not respond to calls and a text message to his phone. However, Chris lawyer, Ubani, said, 
“Bessem has made all sorts of allegations against her husband,  but what she has failed to tell you is that she left her marriage of her own volition. She ended her marriage with her infidelity. She would leave her house, come back at late hours and would not tell her husband where she has been.
“The couple are already in court for divorce. This particular incident you are asking about, it was Bessem who tore her own clothes. Chris never laid a hand on her. Why did she not get a medical report from a government hospital?
“If she was truly assaulted she would have gone to the station to make a report. Then they would give her a paper to take to a public hospital. That of the private hospital is not admissible in court. Chris never refused her access to her children; they were simply brought to the church because his mother and cousin were not at home. After bringing some policemen from Isheri to arrest Chris while he was at the pulpit, she still went ahead to Zone 2 to make another report.”
The PPRO Zone 2, SP Lewi Suleimann, when contacted said, “We are still waiting to get the file transferred from the Isheri Police Station. I would not like to comment much before we get the file.”
Source: Punch

Tribunal admits evidence on Obiano’s multiple registration

By Emmanuel NzomiwuCorrespondent, Awka Anambra State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Awka, Anambra State, has admitted in evidence four documents relating to Governor Willie Obiano’s alleged multiple registrations prior to the November 16, 2013, governorship election in the state, which he won. The tribunal admitted in evidence the INEC’s CVR form, which is the […]

The post Tribunal admits evidence on Obiano’s multiple registration appeared first on Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.

INEC to distribute permanent voter’s card in Lagos Aug

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to distribution of permanent voter’s card to eligible voters in Lagos State in August. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Adekunle Ogunmola, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said the exercise would last for three days. […]

The post INEC to distribute permanent voter’s card in Lagos Aug appeared first on Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.

FG secures $152m ADB loan to create crop processing zones

By Chesa ChesaState House, Abuja The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved a $152.12 million loan and a grant of $385,000 from the Africa Development Bank (ADB) to boost agricultural investment and create more agro-allied jobs in the country. The loan, which comes at 1.5 per cent interest and payable over 23 years, is […]

The post FG secures $152m ADB loan to create crop processing zones appeared first on Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.

Tinubu warns PDP against rigging Ekiti, Osun guber polls

By Oladele OgunsolaCorrespondent, Ibadan Following an earlier media report credited to the Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, that the gubernatorial elections holding in both Ekiti and Osun states in June and August this year would be a warfare, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said it would be ‘rig and […]

The post Tinubu warns PDP against rigging Ekiti, Osun guber polls appeared first on Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.

Confusion over Boko Haram scare on Lagos-Ibadan road

•It’s not true –NEMA, Police  •Gunmen kill soldier, two others in Adamawa  •Jonathan commends Buhari on anti-terrorism stance By Yemi Adebisi (reporting from Port Harcourt), Oladele Ogunsola (Ibadan), Clement Ekong (Yola) and Andrew Utulu (Lagos) There was confusion in Ibadan on Wednesday following alleged killing of 20 people along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by suspected Boko-Haram […]

The post Confusion over Boko Haram scare on Lagos-Ibadan road appeared first on Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.

Police Minister lives in illusion –APC

By Gbenga Faturoti  /  Osogbo Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned recent statement credited to Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan, that the state government led by Rauf Aregbesola “has brought untold hardship to the people of Osun”. The party described the remark as “the product of a sick mind totally […]

The post Police Minister lives in illusion –APC appeared first on Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.

Free abducted school girls now, Mark pleads with captors

By Celestine OkaforPolitics Editor, Abuja Senate President, David Mark, has described the abduction of female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State as embarrassing and sacrilegious, even as he pleaded with their captors to listen to the voice of reason and free the teenagers. In a statement on Wednesday by his Chief […]

The post Free abducted school girls now, Mark pleads with captors appeared first on Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.

1,400 illegal borders exist in Nigeria, says Immigration

By Innocent Oweh  / Abuja Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang, on Wednesday said over 1,400 illegal borders exist in Nigeria, a situation he lamented contributes to the spate of insurgencies in the country. Parradang said a paltry 22,300 staff are currently in the employ of the Immigration Service nationwide, adding that an […]

The post 1,400 illegal borders exist in Nigeria, says Immigration appeared first on Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper.