Monday, 18 January 2016

Photo: Man Kills Europe-bound Footballer while Jogging

A 21-year-old footballer, Samuel Owawu, has been stabbed to death by a suspect, Adebayo Hammed, in the Ifako Ijaiye area of Lagos State, while jogging.

Punch Metro learnt that Owawu, who was a goalkeeper for Ifako Ijaiye United (FKJ United), was allegedly attacked by a gang led by Hammed, aka Eiye, on Friday because the footballer reportedly refused to give them money.

Owawu, who hailed from the Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, was planning to travel to Europe for a football trial in a few weeks’ time.
It was learnt that around 7am, while Owawu was preparing to go out for jogging, Hammed and two
hoodlums, whose names had yet to be ascertained, had come to the deceased’s apartment on Eyiowuawi Street, and had demanded a sum of N500 from him before he could jog in the area.
The deceased was said to have given them N500 before they left his house.
Owawu left the house after some minutes, and started his usual morning jogging in the area.
When the goalkeeper got to Ashiarobi Street, Hammed and the two others allegedly met him and demanded more money from the footballer.
An argument was said to have ensued between the parties, during which Owawu was stabbed. The hoodlums reportedly fled the scene.
Residents, who witnessed the attack, were said to have rushed the footballer to a general hospital in Iju where he died.
The matter was reported at the Pen Cinema Police Division and Hammed was arrested, while the two others were still at large.
When PUNCH Metro visited the area on Saturday, a crowd of sympathisers gathered at Owawu’s residence.
One of the goalkeeper’s team mates, Richard Sodje, said Owawu collected N1,000 from him to settle the hoodlums when they came to the house, adding that he was shocked to realise that they attacked and killed Owawu a few minutes later.
He said:
“It was around 7.30am. Hammed and his cohorts came and were shouting, ‘Where is Sam, where is Sam?’ We are going to attack him if he does not give us money. I was in my room. I was listening to their loud voices. Sam (Owawu) came to me to collect N1,000 and he went out to meet them and gave them N500. They were happy and they left.
Minutes later, as was his custom, Sam left the house in sportwear. Barely 10 minutes after he left for training, one of our friends rushed to the house to say the hoodlums had waylaid and stabbed Sam.
I was shocked. I rushed to the place and I saw him in a pool of blood. He was taken to a general hospital, but he died. He was our goal keeper at the club. He used to go out for jogging every morning. His death is a shock to all of us. I learnt he was going to travel soon.”
A relation, who identified himself as Owawu’s uncle, but did not want his name in print, said:
“What I heard was that some touts came to meet him in the house, and they later stabbed him while he was jogging. I am still baffled why they killed him. One of the attackers has been arrested, but they are three in number.”
A fan, who had been following the deceased’s football career, told PUNCH Metro that Owawu’s team won the Agege Principal Cup in 2014.
He said:
“In 2014, his club won the Principal Cup in the Agege area. He was planning to travel to Europe for trial. It was the information that the thugs probably got and wanted to extort money from him.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed Hammed’s arrest, adding that investigation was ongoing.
She said, “Twenty-two-year-old Hammed allegedly stabbed Owawu to death and he has been arrested by the police. Effort is on to get others, but Hammed will soon be charged to court.”

Family insist that ritualist murdered new bride 12 days after wedding

Late Aisha Isa Fagge was a new bride, with a 12-day-old marriage, when she was brutally murdered by yet-to-be identified person(s) in August 2015. Five months after the shocking incident, circumstance that led to her death remain unknown.
Late Aisha, 20, was killed in her matrimonial home in Sharada Ja’en Quarters, Kano, found dead in her sitting room around 1:00pm when most residents in the area had gone for congregational Juma’at prayers.
Alhaji Nura Muhammad, the deceased’s husband told police that he found her lifeless body in the sitting room, with both of her hands tied with a rope. He explained that he had spoken with her on the phone around 10:00am and everything seemed fine, so when he got home and knocked on the door and got no response, he became worried. “A neighbour, Rabi’u Abdulkadir, joined me and we broke down the door, and entered the house to find Aisha dead,” he narrated.
But the incident has been riddled with various and varying versions. While police say the murder was carried out by defilers, the victim’s family insists the murder was purely ritual. A family source told Daily Trust that the women who performed the cleansing ritual on late Aisha’s corpse did not see any signs of r*pe. “She was found fully-clothed with no sign of struggle or assault. Only her husband, Nura, can shed true light, as he was the first person on the murder scene,” said the source.
But Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Magaji Musa Majia said: “Late Aisha was found dead, Unclad with her two hands tied with a rope, suggesting that she was defiled before killed.” He added that police had during investigation discovered some bloodstains and Fluid on Abdulzahir Muhammad Saminu, one of the two suspects arrested. Saminu is the groom’s friend, while the other suspect is Rabi’u Abdulkadir, a neighbor.”
The suspects were later arraigned before a Shari’ah court at Rijiyar-Lemo for a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder contrary to sections 221 and 145 of Kano State Shari’ah Law 2000.
In a twist, when the case came up last Monday for continuation, the deceased’s husband Nura Muhammad, was also arrested on the premises of the court as requested by the prosecution counsel Barrister Lamido Abba Soron-Dinki. “We have strong evidence that Nura had a hand in the murder of late Aisha,” he said.
Soron-Dinki said three more witnesses will testify during the next court session.
Confirming the arrest, the PPRO DSP Majia, said Nura is being interrogated at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the command.
Earlier during the court session, Nura Muhammad as first prosecution witness, told the court that all he knew was that the two accused persons Saminu and Abdulkadir went to his house and his late wife informed them that he (Nura) was not around. However, while being taken to a vehicle parked at the premises of the court, Muhammad told newsmen: “Even if one of the two accused persons is my friend does not mean I am party to the murder of my late wife. Why on earth would I kill my own wife?”
Alhaji Isa Fagge, late Aisha’s father, told Daily Trust on the phone that he was shocked by his daughter’s death, new of which he got while at work when his son Aminu called him. “I’ve left everything to God. I have lost her and she will never come back again.” He added that since the police have taken over the case, he hopes justice will prevail.
Some residents of Sharada Ja’en spoke to Daily Trust, expressing concern. One of them, Ibrahim Muhammad, said: “We hope the police get the actual killers,” he said. Another resident, Abubakar Ashiru, said: “We have never experienced this kind of incident in this area, so it’s shocking.”
The presiding judge of Shari’ah Court Rijiyar-Lemo, Alkali Atiku Bello, adjourned the case till February 11, 2016.

Source: Daily Trust

Nigeria Economy Said To Be Worsen As U.s Lifts Sanctions On Iran,

Nigeria’s troubled economy, which is on the brink of a recession, is expected to worsen following the lifting of economic sanctions on Iran by the United States which effectively re-admits the country into the international oil trade.

The sanctions put in place in 2012 was lifted after Iran met the terms with six world powers to stop its allegedly weaponized nuclear programme.
“Today marks the start of a safer world,” said U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry.
“We understand this marker alone will not wipe away all the concerns the world has rightly expressed about Iran’s policies in the region. But we also know there isn’t a challenge in the entire region that wouldn’t become much more complicated, much worse, if Iran had a nuclear weapon,” he added.
Iran has hailed the lifting of the sanction as a vindication of its power and influence in the world.
But Iran’s joy may be Nigeria’s woes.
With the lifting of the sanctions, Iran, which has the fourth largest oil reserve in the world (160 billion barrels) is expected to flood the international oil market with more oil which could worsen the ongoing glut that has reduced the price of crude from $105 per barrel to about $30 per barrel.
 Also, the middle-eastern country recently announced that it is capable of producing oil at $1 per barrel; which means it can afford to sell its oil below the official international rate if it pleases.
The re-entry of Iran into the international oil trade could also see India, Nigeria’s top buyer of crude (India currently imports 750,000 barrels per day from Nigeria), look towards neighbouring Iran for its oil needs, further dipping Nigeria’s revenue stream. India buys about a third of Nigeria’s daily production while the U.S. currently buys none.

Last year, U.S. financial group, Goldman Sach, predicted that the present glut (without Iran’s supply) in the market could drive prices as low as $20 per barrel. This is an indication of a possible economic problem for Nigeria as the 2016 budget was benchmarked on $38 per barrel. This could possibly increase the budget deficit of $11 billion dollars.
A further drop in Nigeria’s oil export earnings is likely to drop the value of the naira below its present N305 to a dollar in the black market, a 43-year record.
President Muhammadu Buhari, so far, has resisted calls to devalue or float the Nigeria by discontinuing its dual exchange rate regime that seemingly only benefits few well-connect business moguls. The official rate of the Naira is about N197 to a dollar.
All attempts by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to arrest the fast plunge of the naira has so far been unsuccessful. The recent decision by the CBN to stop selling foreign currency directly to Bureau the Change operators has backfired, causing a drop in the value of the naira by almost N30.

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Rukky Sanda stuns in a sexy grey dress......

 Actress Rukky Sanda stepped out in this grey sexy dress. More photos after the cut...

Mad woman gives birth to baby boy in Kaduna Market in broad day light.

A mad woman named Hassana gave birth to a cute baby boy in Kaduna Central Market, yesterday. Hassana reportedly delivered the baby in front of a bank adjacent the Kaduna State Media Corporation, KSMC, while hundreds of citizens watched her. Some women not wanting to let the woman's privates be shown in public despite her mentally deranged state, formed a circle round her in the market while she was delivering the baby boy.

The identity of the man who is responsible for the pregnancy is unknown Well meaning Nigerians donated packets of pampers, bottles of Olive oil, baby cloths, underwear, assorted baby foods and milks to the new born baby and mother. As at press time, the baby and the mother were in good condition.

Lewis Hamilton plays around with white tiger in Mexico (photos)

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RMD shares cute photo of himself with his beautiful daughters

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Leader of robbery gang tormenting Lagos banks, arrested

Clement Abanara, who usually disguises as a woman during operations, was arrested over the weekend by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, in
Benin, Edo State.

He was arrested in an apartment at the Osayande Estate. Abanara aka Million, allegedly took part in the Lekki, Ikorodu, Festac and Agbara bank robberies (all in Lagos), where his gang carted away millions of Naira, destroyed several vehicles and left several persons, including policemen and a pregnant woman, dead. .

Million is also an experienced kidnapper, who has over 8 rifles in his possession. He once kidnapped the former Majority Leader of Lagos State House of Assembly, Tofeeq Adeniji. He also kidnapped his son who had gone to pay a N4m ransom for his dad. They were both released after additional ransom was paid. .

4 members of the gang arrested along side one of their financiers, took the operatives to a mansion built by Million, but met the house empty. The operatives then trailed his wife to Warri Delta State, where she was arrested before taking the police to Benin, where her husband was arrested in a rented apartment.

Check out this hilarious video .......

Watch this hilarious video that will crack you up ............
Nigeria police verus Chinese police lol !!

Buhari arrives UAE ahead of the World Future Energy Summit.

Pres. Buhari, some minutes ago, arrived the United Arab Emirates on a three-day visit. In the course of the visit, Pres Buhari will join the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and other participants as a special guest of honour at this years edition of the World Future Energy Summit.

The Summit, which is now in its ninth year, is dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Pres. Buhari will also lead a team of his ministers to bilateral talks with the government of the UAE.  After the talks, a number of agreements between both countries on economic, trade and bilateral relations are expected to be signed. .
From the visit, Nigeria also expects to get more support from the UAE for its war against terrorism and the recovery of Nigerias stolen funds.  Pres. Buhari is also scheduled to meet with leading UAE businessmen who are interested in Nigeria, to encourage greater investment inflows to critical sectors such as power supply, oil, gas and agriculture.
The president, who is accompanied by the ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Petroleum, Environment, Justice, Trade and Investment, Finance and Foreign Affairs, as well as the National Security Adviser, will also meet with Nigerian professionals in the UAE before returning to Abuja on Tuesday..... so we won't miss him much.....