Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Security scare: FG plans low-key Independence Day celebration

The gross insecurity in Nigeria has forced Federal Government to curtail its plan for this year’s Independence Day celebration. Plans are being made to make it low-key event following security challenges facing the country.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Minister of Interior Comrade Abba Morro told reporters that the administration believes that proper foundation should be laid before any celebration.
He said President Goodluck Jonathan’s agenda has taken off, describing it as an athletic race which should not be celebrated until he or she wins.
“The world today is troubled; there are cries of infrastructure decay in Nigeria and insecurity. Rather than commit money into celebration, we will rather use it for the development of the country, it will be too immature to embark on flamboyant activities while there are large number of unemployed youths in the country,” he said.
Morro also used the medium to unveil programs lined up for the event. Insisting that the low key celebration will begin with a presidential retreat for the civil society of organizations on September 6 and national award on September 17.

Four feared dead as Boko Haram sets telecoms operator’s office, masts ablaze in Maiduguri

Four feared dead as Boko Haram sets telecoms operator’s office, masts ablaze in Maiduguri
Report says, suspected Boko Haram members have set the office of a telecoms operator ablaze in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, leaving four dead and score others injured.
The radical group we learnt also set nine telecommunications masts ablaze in the volatile city of Maidugri.
However, spokesperson of the Joint Task Force Lt. Col. Sagir Musa is yet to make any official statement on the development.
Details shortly .

Terry G and fiancee Mimi Omoregbe expecting a boy

Terry G and his UK based fiancee Mimi Omoregbe are expecting their first child together and I heard they are expecting a boy. The very excited Mimi is almost due to give birth any time now as she’s said to be almost nine months pregnant. Terry and Mimi plan to wed after the birth of their baby.

Angry in-laws in Calabar beat man to death for biting off wife’s nose


A Purchasing Officer with the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Mr. John Odu (pictured above), has allegedly been killed by the relatives of his wife, Nancy, after a marital squabble.

Residents of the area said the alleged killing was due to a fight between the couple, who were blessed with two children aged 21 and 19 years. The fight led to the biting off of the wife’s nose.
PUNCH Metro learnt on Saturday that the couple, who resided at 23 Uduakobong Street, off Edim Otop Street, were childhood lovers during their secondary school days and eventually got married in the late 80s.
However, prior to the incident, the relationship between the spouses, who hail from Ntamante in Boki Local Government Area of the state, had plummeted due to frequent fighting and quarrelling.
It was said John bit off his wife’s nose in August 17 to free himself from the intense pains he was going through when the latter grabbed his penis during a fight.

Cynthia Osokogu: Suspected killers recorded rape video

It has been revealed that the men allegedly behind Cynthia Osokogu’s death, recorded their evil acts. A bizarre video recording of how Cynthia was raped by her suspected killers has been found in the laptop of the suspects.
In the video, Cynthia’s face and brutalized body was clearly shown being raped, while the faces of the rapists were blurred. Apart from being tied and forcefully raped, the rapists also bit her deeply and several times in her breasts, buttocks and back.
It was also gathered that the victim’s BB was sold off. Although Cynthia’s BB has had all information pertaining to ownership of the handset flashed-off in an attempt to make pass for a brand new phone, detectives led by the Area Commander, ACP Daniel Okoro, were able to use the pin number to get the number of the SIM Card of the current holder.

What a wicked world we live in....too bad

culled from Daily post

Danfo Bus full of passengers catches fire at CMS

Fortunately no one was injured as all passengers managed to run out of the bus before it was completely engulfed. It happened around 8am this morning at CMS, just by BRT Bus Stop.

Eye witnesses said Lastma officials got to the scene like 3 minutes after the occurrence and they maintained free flow of traffic and contacted the fire service immediately. But till the bus burned out, no fire service was seen. Thank God nobody was hurt because am sure it is hours after the incident fire service and emergency ambulance will start showing up ...i hope Nigeria gets better ...