Police Parades 13 Suspected Cultists In Lagos

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The suspected cultists

The police in Lagos yesterday paraded 13 persons suspected to be cultists in the state.

According to the police, the suspected cultists converged from different parts of the state at a hotel recently in and were about to perpetrate some evil when they were arrested.

While parading the suspect, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Manko said: “On March 1, 2014 at about 3:55 a.m. upon a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Ilasan Division, Lekki, Lagos, it was discovered that a group of cultists were converging on a hotel situated at Igbokosun, Lagos and were about to perpetrate some evil. Continue reading

Cultists Murder 17-Year-Old Bowen Undergraduate In Broad Daylight

Late OpeyemiThe life of this 17-year-old student of Bowen University, Opeyemi Odusanya, has been cut short by some cult members in Lagos. The beautiful girl murdered for allegedly rejecting s*xual advances from some youths in the area and also for “being too proud.”
Opeyemi was stabbed to death by the cult boys at her parents’ house in Alakuko, Lagos, on February 3.

“The deceased went to buy airtime for her telephone. As she was returning, a group of cult members trailed and entered the house with her. Opeyemi was alone at home when the guys entered. They instructed her to turn on the generator so that if she screamed, no one would hear. Continue reading

Motorists Condemn Indiscriminate Arrest Over Driver’s License

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Some motorists in Lagos on Wednesday condemned the indiscriminate arrest by traffic officials in the state over alleged possession of fake driver’s license.

Motorists, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, noted that it was surprising that even licenses obtained from the offices of the Federal Road Safety Commission were also tagged “fake.”

A motorist, Mr Paul  Alajemba, said he obtained his driving license in Anambra last year but was booked for possession of  fake driver’s license by the Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service officers.

“I was surprised to be fined N20,000 for  a license’ that I got from my state, even when it has not expired. Continue reading

Amstel, 2face Campus Connect Ends With A show Stopper in Lagos

The indoor sports hall of the University of Lagos was a beehive of heightened performances by Nigeria’s hip hop super stars as well as the huge turnout of students to round up the thrilling Tuface and friends campus connect tour sponsored by Amstel Malt, the premium low sugar malt drink from the stable of Nigerian Breweries plc which played host to Nigerian’s Afro hip hop singing sensation, Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly called Tuface, and other talented musicians. Continue…
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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Dismisses Suit Against Tinubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed an application seeking to compel the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to investigate former Lagos State Gov., Chief Bola Tinubu, for alleged certificate forgery.

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Justice Saliu Saidu dismissed the application, filed by one Dr Dominic Adegbola, seeking to reopen the suit initially instituted by late Chief Gani Fawehinmi in 1999.

Adegbola had sought for an order compelling the IGP to commence investigation into the alleged certificate forgery case.

Dismissing the application, the judge held that by Order 34, Rule 4 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules, the applicant failed to satisfy the mandatory requirements of the law. Continue reading

Election Crisis, Threat To Democracy – Sagay

Some prominent lawyers on Monday in Lagos said the ongoing crisis within the Nigeria Governors’ Forum was a threat to the nation’s democracy.

The lawyers were reacting to the dispute arising from the forum’s chairmanship election on Friday.

The lawyers told the News Agency of Nigeria in separate interviews that the crisis was capable of derailing Nigeria’s democracy.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Prof. Itse Sagay, said the action of the governors was an embarrassment and a threat to the country’s democratic experiment.

Sagay said, “It is shameful and embarrassing. The results were declared and we all saw it on national television.

“One would normally expect the loser to congratulate the winner but they left the venue in anger and decided to form a splinter group. Continue reading

Kidnapped Customs Officer, Family Members Regain Freedom

Information Nigeria has learnt of the release of the customs officer and seven members of his family who were abducted last month along Borno-Adamawa border by their captors.

Mr James Pallam, a Lagos-based customs officer, his wife, five children and his cousin were returning from a wedding ceremony in Maiduguri on 7 April 2013, when they were abducted by gunmen in police uniform.

Their release on Sunday follows  series of negotiation between their captors and officials of the Nigeria Customs Service.

According to a source, they arrived at their village, Pellam, in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State midnight Sunday.

“Their journey to freedom started at 4pm on Sunday from unknown location,” he said. “They arrived at the same spot where they were kidnapped between Bama and Pulka, known as Frigi, at 9pm after a long drive through the bush. They arrived in Pallam at midnight to a tumultuous welcome,” the source added.

He said they were all hale and hearty and that they were not maltreated by their captors.

The source also disclosed that the abductors had given back the customs officer his Mitsubishi jeep but that they withheld his mobile SIM card.

However, it is unclear whether any ransom was paid before their eventual release. Efforts to get the reaction of the customs spokesman – Wale Adeniyi, were unsuccessful as he did not respond to calls made to his phone.

Just Look At The Time! … Thirty Years After … Just Look At Nigeria Today! By Bayo Oluwasanmi

My first contact with Olumhense was on the pages of Punch. That was more than thirty years ago. His articles traveled a range of great variety of social problems that continue to haunt our great country till today.

I became a disciple of his column because of his lucidity, style, insight, and content. Though occasionally vilified by his critics – mainly by the politicians he wrote extensively about – he refused to recant his open views.

A typical Olumhense’s column addresses three flavors of the foolish: simpletons, fools, and mockers. Simpletons the naïve, fools the morally numb and mindless, and mockers the aggressively defiant and cynical.

Again, typical of Olumhense, he’ll quickly remind his readers that all the three are all alike in one way: they pay no attention to wisdom and suffer the consequences.

His writings represent a timeless treasure from aggrieved mind to his subjects – the government and the governed. Continue reading