Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yoruba Actors/Actresses, Activists and Medics Oppose Date For School Resumption [Photos]

Activists, medical and theater professionals held a rally in Ikeja, Lagos State yesterday to educate the public on the threat of Ebola virus.

A high point in the agenda for the rally was their joint opposition of the September 22nd date set for resumption of schools.

Leading the rally, women's activist and leader of the Women Arise group, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, said the resumption of schools without provision fpr running waters, sanitary items and renovation of school toilets is an invitation to a public epidemic.

Reiterating Dr. Odumakin's position, veteran Nollywood actor, Prince Jide Kosoko, said school toilets are an eyesore that put children at susceptible ends to disease infection.

All participants at the rally called on the Government to ensure proper renovation of school toilets and ensure provision of sanitary equipment before resumption is allowed.

Ahmadu Bello University Lecturer Caught In Female Hostel Disguised by wearing Hijab

This is just like a movie but is real....A lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria was apprehended Sunday night at a private female hostel in Samaru, Zaria.

It was gathered yesterday that the lecturer disguised by wearing Hijab (veil) and attempted to sneak into the hostel before he was intercepted.

A witness, Khalifa Sha’aibu, alleged that, that was not the first time the lecturer was entering the hostel to visit his girl friend.

Sha’aibu added: “The most annoying thing is the fact that the man used Hijab. As a Muslim, I feel sad that somebody would use something that women of faith are known with to perpetrate crime. I wonder why the man would not get a hotel room to perpetrate his immoral act. It was a vigilante member that noticed the structure of the man and exposed him.

After he was caught, we discovered that he has been entering the hostel with the consent of the girl. The owner of the private hostel had barred men from entering the rooms.”

It was further gathered that the lecturer was handed over to a team of army personnel that are manning a check point close to the university.

It was also gathered that the officers ransacked the lecturer’s house.

When contacted, Director of Public Affairs in the university, Dr. Ismail Shehu, said he heard something like that but that no official report has been made.

He added that when an official report is received, the university will take action.

“As you know, ABU does not tolerate indiscipline. Investigation would be carried out and both the lecturer and student would be punished accordingly. There is no doubt about that,” he said.

Photos: Nigerian Soldiers Celebrate After Killing Hundreds of Boko Haram in Konduga

Nigerian soldiers returning from a victorious routing of Boko Haram militants in Konduga near Maiduguri jubilate on the streets of the state capital celebrating the capture of an Armed Personnel Carrier (APC) with the insignia of the militants' sect.

Hundreds of the militants were said to have been killed. Troops are now combing the vicinity, in a cordon and search operation to determine the heavy casualties suffered by the terrorists in the encounter.

See pics of the captured weapons armored tanks after the cut...

Pic: Music star MC Galaxy physically assaulted by US promoter for refusing to Perform

Popular Music star MC Galaxy was physically assaulted by a music promoter on September 13 at a local club in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. got hold of the video footage showing the incident. Unfortunately, this video only shows what happened immediately after MC Galaxy was assaulted by the promoter called T. Spotlite and after police was called to the scene.

Here's what's they said caused the fight. MC Galaxy was billed to perform at a club, but when he got there, he found there were less than 40 people at the venue, because the event was supposedly poorly promoted.

After waiting for hours to perform, the Sekem crooner decided to leave, and that was when trouble started. The promoter allegedly grabbed and threw MC Galaxy from his car and punched him several times. He broke his belt, jewelry and shouted obscenities at him until the police arrived to escort MC Galaxy out of the premises. The singer didn't go to his hotel that day because the promoter had allegedly threatened to finish him. This is more MC Galaxy's side of the story, we haven't heard the promoter's side but it's still wrong to do this to an artist.

Breaking News! Bomb blast, sporadic gun shots Rock Kano College!

A bomb blast, rocked the Federal College of Education in Kano.

Residents of Kabuga area, the host community of the institution told Vanguard of sporadic gunshots in the vicinity resulting in pandemonium as students and residents scampered to safety while shop owners hurriedly locked up their shops.

Armed security men were seen heading to the college.

More Details Soon..

How a Popular Nollywood Actor, Left Acting For 13 Year To Sell Pants & Bra In Saudi

Popular Yoruba Actor who usually plays comic roles.  He is one of the actors rocking the industry in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State with the likes of Muyiwa Ademola and the rest.

He has produced and featured in many exciting movies  including Ise-Imole, Afurugbin and many others. Okunu started acting right from his primary school and one of his teachers was said to have predicted his journey into the make believe industry.

He made acting a profession in 1984, but fortunately or unfortunately, he left the industry to Saudi Arabia for greener pasture where he sold clothes, Shoes, Bra and other fashion accessories for 13 unbroken years before Muyiwa Ademola invited him back into acting in 2007.

According to a reliable source, Okunu was into buying and selling fashion accessaries and sold cloths, bra, shoes and every other commodities.  During that period, he would visit Nigeria once in a while for acting and go back to Saudi Arabia immediately.

 The source further told us that the actor has been acting since 1984 and he produced his first movie, Ise-Imole in 2007 after he returned fully, to Nigeria. Having been in the industry for a while,the film that gave him the break-through was Afurugbin which he produced in 2010, but Ayekoto, written and produced by Sarafa Olabode gave him the fame.


Ebola: NAFDAC To Arrest LUTH Consultant For Claiming 'Ewedu' Can Cure Ebola!

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and ‎Control, NAFDAC has made a pronouncement to arrest the Professor of Ophthalmology at the Lagos State Teaching hospital,LUTH, Prof Adebukola Adefule Oshitelu, who laid claims that ‘Genus Corchorus’ popularly known as Ewedu is capable of curing the Ebola Virus Disease.

The Director General of NAFDAC, Dr Paul Orhii, made this known at a press briefing on the activities of the agency, which was held on Tuesday at the agency’s Oshodi branch in Lagos.

Busted!! Policeman caught Red-handed with a married woman, beaten & frogmarched by the woman's Husband

A cheating police officer was caught doing it in his car with a married woman while wearing only a pair of socks brawled in the street with her furious husband who then frogmarched him to the local police station.

Mee Ch'en, from Zhanjiang in south-eastern China's Guangdong province, had suspected wife Lok Mee had been having an affair for some time, but had never been able to prove it.

But one night he followed her out of the house as she set off for a secret tryst with married 40-year-old traffic cop Guo Chiu and watched as she met him in a car park. Incensed by her infidelity he called some of his friends and the group then pounced on the couple dragging the officer from his Toyota saloon...

Mailonline reports that,the group beat the car with a poll and bound the policeman's hands together before leading him through a crowd of bystanders to the nearest police station.
The policeman was later relieved of his duties following an investigation.


Ch'en told local media:

'I knew something was going on so I followed her when she went out. I couldn't believe it when I saw she was with a policeman.I called my pals and waited for them to turn up so we could teach him a lesson. 'I wanted all his colleagues at the police station to know what a lying, cheating piece of low-life they have working with them. At least n*ked he has no more secrets.

'He even told my wife he was the police chief, but he's not - he's just an ordinary traffic cop. One step above a parking warden.'


Photo: EFCC arrests 2 Lagos Big Boys over $7.99m Oil Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday said it arrested two suspected fraudsters who allegedly defrauded a foreign investor of $7.99 million through a non-existent oil deal.

Spokesman for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, who gave the identities of the suspects as Victor Uwadiale and Captain Nnaji Everest, said they were arrested separately by the operatives in Festac area and another part of the state.

Uwujaren described Uadiale as the principal suspect and arrow head of an international syndicate, which specialised  in defrauding international businessmen seeking investment opportunities in Nigeria.

Uwujaren further said

“Uwadiale allegedly invited the investor, a businessman from somewhere in the Middle East, to invest in the flourishing oil sector in Nigeria.
“Using a pseudo name, Victor Emeka, he made the investor to visit Nigeria and received him at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and thereafter flew him in a helicopter to a destination where he reportedly met a certain Mr. Grant, a member of the syndicate, who assured him of the credibility of the business arrangement.Convinced that Uwadiale was real and the business promising, the investor started paying money in foreign currency into Uadiale’s offshore accounts where it was laundered into various bank accounts around the globe.

“A sum of $ 1.292 million was traced to a Barclay’s Bank in the United Kingdom, account belonging to Captain Nnaji Everest, a member of Uadiale’s syndicate.
“The sum of N1. 6 million, N1.2 million, £894.79 and $275.30 were traced to Uwadiale’s accounts with one of the new generation banks in Nigeria and another £391.93 to another local bank.”

Uwujaren added also that during investigation, Uwadiale denied meeting or transacting any business with the foreign investor. He was, however, nailed by a business associate of the investor who identified him as the fraudster and led operatives of the EFCC to the private residence of Uwadiale in Festac Town, Lagos.

Both Uwadiale and Everest will soon be charged to court.


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