Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Over 40 Red Carpet Fabulosity pictures from 2012 Elite Model Look Nigeria Finale


Elohor Aisien
The grand finale of the prestigious male and female model search, Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 took place at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos – the event created a splendid and stylish sensation.
As BN announced earlier  today, 17 year old, Moyinoluwa Arowoshola won the coveted female category while 18 year old Alvin Dayaffin won the male category and apart from the winners who will soon be strutting the runways of major fashion events and performances by rap star, Lynxxx and his protege, Nedu as well as upcoming music act, G-Lory, the most buzzed about topic was fashion – who was wearing who?
All hail the Queen E! Elohor Aisien, the creative head of BETH Model Management and organizer of the annual competition helping to promote aspiring models – Elite Model Look Nigeria, stunned in a structured bandage dress by Herve Leger by Max Azria. She accessorized her look with silver bracelets and Christian Louboutin heels.
Now,check out BN‘s10 Must See Looks at the finale.
Must See Looks
Kicking off our countdown of  Must See Looks is the all Nigerian sweetheart, Agbani Darego. The former Miss World, who was also among the jury for selecting winners, arrived in a cut-out Bridget Awosika edgy white frock. Agbani kept her look simple and fresh by opting for a sleek up do, diamond stud earrings and black pumps – Way to go girl!
Agbani Darego

Federal Polytechnic Closes Down After Massacre Of Students

By SaharaReporters, New York
The Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State in which over 20 students were killed by unidentified gunmen last night has been closed down and students asked to go home.
Although, the school has not issued a formal statement to the press, a source in the school told SaharaReporters that examination that started today has also been suspended indefinitely.
The source also said that thousands of students have fled the school and Mubi town. A fearful student population fled to avoid falling victim of further attacks as their parents kept calling them over the  phone to return to their homes in different parts of the country.
As at the time of filing this report, no group has claimed responsibility of the killings.

A wedding ring that imprints 'married’ on your man's finger - bone ooo faithfulness is by heart not by ring lol..some men still cheats with there wedding rings on not fearing the fact they vowed with it before God and man, so i dont believe this ring will work..do you?

A wedding band that brands 'married' on your husband's finger has been created. So, even if he takes off the ring...other women (who give a shit...some don't :-)) will know he's taken.

Guys, would you wear this ring?

UNBELIEVABLE: 27-year-old man cuts off his hands to stop him from stealing - Do such people still exist who fear God enough to cut their hands to stop them from stealing?

According to the bible, if your eyes will lead you to sin, pluck it out! and that is exactly what Egyptian, Ali Afifi did only he didn’t pluck out his eyes but cut off his hands from his wrists.
Ali took the severe decision following his inability to stop stealing and the feeling of guilt that comes over him after every act of theft.
In a situation he described asa ‘battle pitched’ against the devil, Afifi, 27, went to the main train station in the western Egyptian town of Tanta four years ago and waited for the train to approach where he was before dipping his hands under its wheels as hundredsof other train passengers watched in horror.
Following the shock of what happened, Afifi’s father sent him to an assylum. Following his release, Afifi sought the help of a local Islamic scholar to assist in chopping off the other wrist but the man refused citing the fact that he was not a ruler nor in a position to make that decision.
Rather, the Islamic scholar advised him to repent and seek God’s help. Left with no other choice, Afifi decided to carry out the act by himself.
According to him(Afifi), “when I was finally released from theassylum a few months ago, I cut the other hand off to make sure I’ll never steal again.

Source: Information Nigeria

WHO WORE IT BETTER??? Kim Kardashian or Rihanna?

Jonathan marks Independence Day in Aso Rock again, wears Military uniform

Again, Jonathan Marks Independence in Aso Rock, Wears Military Uniform
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday marked the 52nd Independence Anniversary inside the Aso villa. Remarkably, that was the second time in a row that the country’s leader shunned public commemoration.
What was however surprising to many was the President’s outfit. He was clad in General’s regalia, apparently to observe his legitimate title as the commander-in-chief of the country’s armed forces.
Since his appearance with the General’s regalia, he has come under severe criticism by Nigerians, even as many have wondered what could be the significant of such costume on such a day. Many have suggested that he should have reserved the military attire for the armed forces remembrance day. An analyst said, “I was shocked and will like to know the reason behind the dress. It was such a disgrace to our founding fathers; and let him be reminded that Nigeria did not earn her independence through military confrontation or exploits.”
It was probably the first time a democratic elected president of west-African giant would be seen on military uniform and on the celebration of Independence, which holds every other October.

End of a saga: Omojuwa receives new iPad from Arik Air

Japheth Omojuwa’s long running battle with Arik Air, appears to be over. The social media activist began the war with the airline, after his Apple iPad tablet got missing on a flight.
There was a lot of back and forth between both parties. And the spat resulted in Arik blacklisting Omojuwa, banning him from boarding any of their flights, as he was now perceived as a security risk.
Yesterday however, Omojuwa took to Twitter to break news about the successful peace talks. “Let me state here that I do not hold any grudge against anyone for their stand on the iPad issue irrespective of where they stood,” he said.
“I just collected a new iPad 3 from Arik with a typad. Closing that chapter. I will not judge anyone based on the iPad issue.”
He also confirmed that he will be aboard an Arik flight that was flying yesterday.

Ladies: Yes, he wants to be corrected, and six other lies about guys

Guys might like variety but if it’s the same chic every time, sex isn’t his biggest priority with her, loyalty is.
There are some assumptions built over time about the sexes that seem true at first but are mostly false. Where men are concerned, assumptions about us work in our favour sometimes and when they don’t, we don’t know how to tell you and you wouldn’t bother to ask. Here are seven of those myths and why sisters shouldn’t just assume.
Of course there will always be exceptions but what I explain here holds true for the average guy. Where you are in doubt, just ask him and listen carefully for his response. Body language speaks more than words so observe him carefully.
1. He’s jealous because he loves youNot always. The average guy is territorial. It has a lot to do with our desire to conquer than with romantic feelings. Even if you’re just his sex partner, he wouldn’t be so comfortable watching you receive phone calls from your other sex partners. Of course we hide it well sometimes! We act like we don’t care when we really do. Some say guys are more jealous than ladies but I don’t know. I do know though that a guy getting jealous over you is not an indication of love. Here’s the logic: jealousy over you isn’t love for you but love for you will include jealousy over you.
2. He just wants to be friends – I’m sure ladies are smarter than this but really, some just act all naïve when it comes to other guys. No guy sets out deliberately from the onset to be just friends, we all missed our way to ‘Love-Land’ or ‘Booty-Arena’ and found ourselves in this strange place called ‘Friend-Zone’. Your being comfortable with us as friends doesn’t mean we don’t keep dreaming of the day you’ll suddenly realise that the backrub at the end of a long day flew in on the wings of the hope of something sexual or romantic.

“We’ll strike again if…” – Boko Haram warns

Radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram has issued another threat via Youtube to all anti-Boko Haram groups that they better let them be or face the wrath of their bullets. According to one of the group’s kingpins, Imam Muhammad Shekau in an eight-minute video message entitled “Message To The World”, the sect vowed that all the traditional rulers especially those against their activities would know no peace.
He said: “This short message is to traditional rulers who have been conspiring against us, that they have no hidden places for conspiring against our commitment and worship of Allah. They have entered our way and have no hidden places any more, this they should know.
“The message is for three purposes, all plans against Prophet Mohammed and Muslims will not succeed and just wait and see what we will do.
The second is, they are arresting and molesting our members who are just serving Allah. We did not even talk and now they have continued capturing our women, this week about seven women were captured and we don’t even know where they are, but they are being held by infidel enemies of Allah. In fact, they are even having sex with one of them.
Allah, Allah, see us and what we are going through. It is in one place that they are holding seven women, in other places they are more than that. Only Allah knows the actual number of our women being held, women who are married in accordance with Islamic law.
They also debunked that there has been no peace talk between them and the federal government.
Iman added: “In another way they are spreading that we are talking with them, it is a blatant lie. There is nobody that we are discussing with. It is a lie and mischief that they are talking with Boko Haram using fake names, and they are boasting that they have found solution.
It is a lie, you have not found solution. Rubbish and useless liars, there is no single person that you have sat with.
“You are killing our people and at the same time, they are saying they are dialoguing with us. Lies, they are only killing us, they are only killing us. See their lies, they went to the world that they are dialoguing with us, later on they came up, saying they have killed and captured our leaders.

Independence Day tragedy: Gunmen blow up Anambra hotel, kill two policemen

Gunmen on Monday shot and killed two policemen on patrol at Abor Akuzor, Umusoime, Nkpor in Anambra State. Some other policemen on patrol with the cops were also injured in the incident.
The policemen were said to be attached to the Ogidi Police Station, Idemili North Local Government Area.
The gunmen were also said to have led some people to destroy part of a hotel building under construction in the area.
The building allegedly belongs to the Chairman of Abor Akuzor kindred, Chief Okechukwu Nwafoagu.
The killing of the two policemen came on the heels of a similar killing of a woman, Ogechi Okechukwu, on Sunday by gunmen, who attacked the village.
The hoodlums were alleged have used explosives suspected to be dynamite to destroy the mega hotel.
The Abor Akuzor people have been embroiled in a land dispute with their neighbouring Oramadike people in Ogidi.
The dispute, which sometimes turned violent, has led to loss of lives and destruction of property.
The Monday attack on Abor Akuzor was the third since May this year. The hotel, which is at the roofing stage, was attacked and property including generators, were set ablaze.
The Police Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, had, because of the killings and destruction, summoned the Chairman of Abor Akuzor and his Oramadike counterpart to Abuja, where they were made to sign an undertaking to maintain the peace and order.
Nwafoagu, whose hotel and property were destroyed, blamed the police for not acting early on the information his people had given them.
He said, “In all the attacks, I have always called the security agencies in and outside the state and sent text messages to all their heads. I have been saying it that the activities of these hoodlums should be checked to avoid loss of lives.
“My people have provided necessary information on where to arrest them, their source of arms, yet these information have not been acted upon.”

Source: PUNCH

Whitney Houston family’s reality TV series set to debut this month

Late Whitney and daughter, Bobbi Kristina

The Whitney Houston family’s reality TV series, called ‘The Houstons: On Our Own’ is set to debut on 24th October, 2012. 
The show details how they have coped since the death of their famous and wealthy family member, Whitney.
Formerly called “The Houston Family Chronicles,” the new reality series would be 14 half hour episodes.
The show will star the singer’s sister-in-law/manager Pat Houston, as she tries her best to help Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina deal with the pressure that comes along with celebrity life.
Bobbi Kristina’s mom and pop legend, Whitney Houston, died in February, 2012 at the Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on the eve of the Grammy Awards.

(Photo credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

“People publicly insult me and my kids in Spain” – Mourinho

Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho, over the years, has developed a very controversial personality in football. The outspoken and self-adoring Portuguese has fought several notable battles off and on the pitch wherever he has coached. And now, the 49-year-old has revealed that he and his children are also targets of public abuse
“I hate my social life. I hate not to be a normal father who goes with his son to his football match and be there with the 20 other fathers watching the game,” the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss told CNN.
“The people have to come for photos; the people have to come for autographs; the people have come to insult me; the people have to go behind the goal of my kid to insult a 12-year-old kid.
Mourinho has now tried to establish a clear line between himself as a manager and a man off the football field.
“People think they know me, but they don’t. People know the manager, especially the manager during 90 minutes. And during 90 minutes, I’m not there to have fun.
“I’m there to do my job, I’m there to win. I’m there with my team to try to win. I’m there and I live the game. I live the match as if it was the last of my career.
“People look at me and see what they see. It’s the other place where people know me.”

“Finura” – The Capsule 2012 Lookbook by Ghanaian Design Label, Mina Evans

After displaying its latest collection Finura – Spanish for “Finesse” – at the just concluded inaugural Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2012, Ghanaian design label, Mina Evans presents the look book for the fab capsule collection.

The collection consists of classic red carpet dresses and versatile separates in statement colours of coral, black, white, grey and navy, accentuated with the label’s signature fringe beading and embellishments in key areas.
Speaking to BN on the collection, the creative director of Mina Evans, Mina Evans-Anfom said “With this capsule collection, the aim was to mature the Mina Evans woman, providing her with versatile pieces for different occasions in her life.”
Finura by Mina Evans Lookbook

Gunshots cause fresh scare in Lagos

Policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad on Tuesday morning patrolled Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way in Ikeja, Lagos State after gunshots rang out near Sheraton Hotel.
The policemen, in vans and motorcycles, and with guns at the ready, patrolled the busy road from the intersection at Joel Ogunnaike Street to Maryland and back.
A PUNCH correspondent, who drove past the police patrol, noticed that even drivers of the vans rode with rifles on their laps.
Reports said some unidentified gunmen fired shots near the upscale hotel, although it could not be confirmed if they attacked motorists or any offices.
However, it was suspected that the gunmen had planned to raid parts of Lagos, in the same fashion as a gang of armed robbers rode through some parts of the metropolis some weeks ago, killing and robbing motorists, policemen and foreign exchange traders.
More details later.

Dozens of students 'shot dead' in Nigeria - Aljazeera

At least 25 people, mostly students, killed by unknown gunmen in northeastern town of Mubi, police officials say.

Dozens of college students have been killed by attackers in the northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi in Adamawa state, police say.
A senior police official told Al Jazeera that unknown gunmen went into campus hostels used by students at Federal Polytechnic Mubi, and killed at least 25 people.
Local officials confirmed that the attack had taken place. Yushau Shuaib, a National Emergency Management Agency spokesperson, said that "a number of people" had died.
Local security officials were on their way to the scene.
A recent raid on Mubi by the military had uncovered a large cache of weapons and ammunition, with many suspects rounded up.
Adamawa state has been hit by violence blamed on Boko Haram, an armed group that is fighting agianst Western influence in Nigeria and wants to form an Islamic state. Officials also pointed out, however, that the school had recently held a students' election.
Shuaib said initial reports indicated one of the victims was a candidate in the poll.
Al Jazeera and agencies

How Ghanaian actor Majid Michel dumped love child, baby mama in South Africa

For those close to top Ghanaian actor and current AMAA best actor, Michel Majid, his arrogance to some of his friends, fans and the media is nothing to write home about.
One thing that cannot also been taken away from this handsome, half-cast and tall actor is his love for anything under skirt. Though he is happily married with kids; Keira and Zara, but Majid still reportedly gets many ladies lubricate his ‘joystick’ at every given opportunities.
This may have brought about his encounter with a South Africa-based entertainer who was in Ghana in December 2009 for a shopping spree. As our source told us, this lady (name withheld but we would address as Lady K), is aged 25 and her name starts with letter K and ends with letter Z. She sings at some fun spots during weekends and owns an entertainment outfit in South Africa.

US embassy discriminate against pregnant Nigerian women?

Piece written by Mrs. Juyinlo Toluwalase
The United States’ embassy in Nigeria seems to have perfected the art of denying well-meaning and legitimate non-immigrant Nigerian mothers visa for reasons best known to it. At the end of visa interview sessions, what one hears is, ‘’You are not qualified at this time’’! Women of child-bearing age are asked questions such as: Are you pregnant at this time? How many children do you have? Do you plan to have more children? And if the response to any of these questions is in the affirmative, then the next set of questions may be: Do you plan to have the baby in America? Can you afford to pay the medical bills? You are probably asked to show evidence and even after showing evidence you are told mostly that you do not qualify at this time or that you should reapply after having your baby.
Please note that there have been cases when female applicants did not even know they were pregnant during the interview and later discovered in the weeks to follow! Obviously, a married woman who is sexually active can become pregnant at anytime even with the use of contraceptives. Asking these kinds of questions during interviews is not a way to determine the purpose of the interview, which is to determine if the visa applicant is an intending immigrant. Finding out if an applicant is pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon, has nothing to do with the application but is an unnecessary invasion of privacy.

Mike Aremu and wife welcome their first child on Independence day!

Aremu is now a proud father! Congrats!
Celebrated saxophonist Mike Aremu is now a proud dad! On Monday, October 1, 2012, Aremu and his wife Omolara welcomed their first child, a bouncing baby boy in the UK.
We give God the praise for the arrival of our baby boy today…Baby, mother and myself are doing perfectly well. Praise be Jehovah God!‘, Aremu said.
In 2011, Aremu tied the knot with Omolara at a private wedding in England.
Mike and Omolara’s baby boy

OOPS!!! Davido Piled Up N500,000 Club Bill On Wizkid And Bailed Out!

Davido  might deny the brewing cold war going on between him and Wizkid and even tell everyone who cares to listen that the Pakurumo singer is his ‘brother’ but insider sources say that is far from the truth…

Before Davido bursted into limelight, he and Wizkid were unknown to each other but that soon changed once Davido also became a household name and they both got to meet and struck a chord of friendship until sometime in May when the cordial relationship went sour.
According to an insider who knows the duo well and the source of their no-love lost relationship, Wizkid was chilling at a hotel somewhere on the Island and apparently wasn’t having a great time so he decided to put a call through to his friend, Davido who at the time was hanging out with five other friends of his. The Omo Baba Olowo then instructed his aide to go and pick Wizkid at a hotel behind 1004 building on VI.

Trailer: Turning Point

Title: Turning Point
Director: Niyi Towolawi
Cast: Igoni Archipong Jackie Appiah, Oge Okoye, Patience Ozokwo, Ebbe Bassey, Enyinna Nwigwe, K.D Aubert, Todd Bridges, Joe Estevez, Ernie Hudson, and Cynda Williams
Ade (Igoni Archibong) is a playboy Nigerian-American investment banker working at a successful firm in New York City. He is in a relationship with keen-to-marry African-American Stacey (KD Aubert). Her family (Ernie Hudson, Cynda Williams) had been cautious of this “African” but begins to warm to him due to his professional success and charm.
However, Ade’s manipulative mother (Patience Ozokwo) back in Nigeria would rather her son gets serious and dumps “that girl with no traceable roots” in favour of a wife from within her social circle.

He is tricked into visiting Nigeria only to discover an arranged marriage had already been conducted on his behalf with a complete stranger. Reluctantly, Ade accepts the new wife, Grace (Jackie Appiah), since she is beautiful and seems submissive.
Back in the US, Ade avoids Stacey until she crudely discovers his secret marriage. Grace quickly settles into the American lifestyle, living as a kept woman while Ade continues to enjoy the freedom of a bachelor.

Eldee Buys Cadillac Escalade! -BIGZZZZZ BOI

52 Most Influential People In Entertainment Named!

Popular publication The Net published a list of Nigeria’s Top 52 Most Influential People in Entertainment yesterday in honour of Nigeria turning 52 years old.
The poll included corporate figures behind MTV & Mnet, musicians such as D’Banj, 2Face & Wizkid and the people behind the magic like uber director, Clarence Peters.

Click under the cut for the extensive list on the Top 52.
2face Idibia:
Mr Innocent Ujah Idibia is one of the most influential, the most consistent, the most decorated, and the most successful musician in his generation. Even his peers attest to that. From humble beginnings in Jos, he has grown to become Africa’s most iconic pop star, clearing the path for hundreds of others after him. Respected at home and abroad by almost everyone that matters, Idibia is now building his Hypertek dreams, mentoring younger acts like W4, Rocksteady and Dammy Krane.
Alaba Marketers:
Although digital distribution is now finding its way to Nigeria with platforms such as Spinlet, Truspot, Iroking and Notjustok, and with the coming of Apple, marketers like Obaino, ABHU, and TJOE still wield their potent influence on music distribution. With many Nigerians consuming physical CDs, and the industry lacking the much-needed distribution framework, Alaba is the headquarters of music sales, with those there responsible for at least 90 percent of annual music sales.
Alex Okosi:
Okosi sits atop Viacom‘s business in Africa, with Nigeria being a major market. From MTV Base to Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and now BET, he is one of the few determining the direction of today’s home entertainment.
Ali Baba:
Nigeria’s stand-up comedy industry has him to thank for its rebirth and survival. The godfather of modern comedy, Ali Baba is arguably one of the most inspiring mentors and leaders still working within entertainment. Still actively performing, he continues to hold up the ladder for many to climb.

Your First Look at the Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 Winners! Meet the New Runway Queen & King, Moyinoluwa Arowoshola and Alvin Dayaffin

On Saturday 29th September 2012, the Elite Model Look Nigeria 2012 Finale took place in style at the Federal Place Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. After months of grooming and preparing the 20 finalists – comprising of both male and female – for the grand finale, they delivered their very best and strut the runway in fab pieces by Nigerian designers.
After a rigorous screening exercise by the Elite Model Look Jury comprising of various individuals in the fashion and modelling industry, 17 year old Moyinoluwa Arowoshola won the coveted female category – she will go on to represent Nigeria alongside winners from 80 other countries in the world final set to take place n Shanghai, China on Saturday 8th December 2012, while for the male category, 18 year old Alvin Dayaffin won the male category and will represent the BETH Model Management.
Just before, we bring you all fabulous photos of the attendees, check out photos of the winners strutting the runway in various designer pieces and being chosen as winners.


In celebration of Nigeria’s 52nd independence, Ndani sessions has in the house an artist that is definitely proudly Nigerian. First lady of Mavin records, Tiwa Savage sings the national anthem of Nigeria in this special episode of Ndani Sessions. Her vocals prowess will touch your patriotism with every word in the

anthem rendered with passion. Happy independence Nigeria!


Bishop David Benenoch of Communion Church set to divorce wife of 20 years

Bishop David Benenoch is the Founding pastor of Communion Church, Lagos and the President Bishop of Communion Church Worldwide. During a church service recently, the man of God announced the end of his marriage to his wife of 20 years and mother of his three children, Esther Benenoch. Bishop Benenoch said he's seeking for divorce for spiritual reasons and didn't explain further to his stunned worshipers.

Esther Benenoch is a blogger who's written so many articles on relationships, marriages, and she's always written against divorce. See her blog HERE 

It so sad to see marriages crumble..but God knows best

2 Nigerian students face deportation from Canada for working at Walmart

Siting inside a church, University of Regina students Victoria Ordu and Ihuoma Amadi start as a prairie wind rattles the front door.

Ordu glances over, eyes wary, before flicking toward the window at the back of the church she now calls home.

Sunshine streams through the glass, but that's the only taste of the outside world the two girls have been able to get since June 19, when they opted to seek sanctuary in the church.

The fear of being found by the Canada Border Services Agency and deported back home to Nigeria hangs over their heads - all because they worked for two weeks at Walmart.

They have spent each day hoping Canadian Federal Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney - the only one who can change their fate - will grant them pardon.

The daily stress of it has, they say, been "hell."

Kidnap Scene Of Delta State Commissioner

The bloody  scene where Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, Hope Eghagha, was  kidnapped yesterday.Dr. Eghagha's abductors  shot and killed his police orderly before speeding off with the commissioner abandoning his official vehicle.

Hope he is found soon and safe!

World’s Fattest Woman Found Innocent that of Murder on the grounds her burgeoning obesity could never have allowed her to commit the crime.

TLC’s Half-Ton Killer? tells of how, in March 2008, Texan Mayra Rosales, 31, told police officers that she had killed her two-year-old nephew, Eliseo Jr, by accidentally rolling on top of him while babysitting.
Such was her 1,100lb frame, Mayra imagined her story to be believable, but after doctors revealed that the boy could only have died from a blow to the head, the reality that she was so big she couldn’t move her arm, became her attorney’s main argument for her defence.

LIKE SERIOUSLY: 19-Year-Old Girl ‘Anastasiya Shpagina’ Transformed Herself Into A Living Cartoon : don't know what to say yet am still surprised...

Anastasiya Shpagina from Ukraine has transformed herself into a living cartoon character, complete with miniature waist, vividly-coloured hair, and a defined pout.

The 19-year-old takes style inspiration from the cartoons and computer animations that have a huge following in Japan, and has even adopted a Japanese name – Fukkacumi.
Shpagina, who is just 5ft2ins tall, is already reported to have slimmed down to just over six stone in her attempts to resemble a living anime character, and is said to spend 30 minutes painstakingly applying her dramatic make-up to each one of her eyes .
See her Cartoonized Photos below;

Sokoto Police arrest Christian attempting to board Hajj flight

A 29-year old Plateau state-born teacher, Lohnan Joseph, has been intercepted while trying to board a Saudi Arabia bound flight at Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto on Sunday.
Joseph, a Christian and a former teacher at Global Kids Academy, Sokoto, was said to have joined the screening line of Zamfara State intending pilgrims, who were about to board the flight in the early hours of Sunday.
Speaking to newsmen, Alhaji Mukhtari Lugga, the Zamfara Commissioner for Environment and one of the state’s Hajj officials, who was among the people who spotted and consequently intercepted the suspect, said that “Joseph just came from nowhere and joined their line during the screening.”
“He was easily identified as an alien among them because he was not wearing the uniform. This was what drew our attention to him and we quickly notified the police who came and picked him up for interrogation.”
Lugga said that 40 pieces of 10,000 France Franc, eight pieces of 5,000 France Franc, one piece of 1,000 France Franc and N610 in different denominations were found in his possession as well as his personal belongings and credentials concealed in a black bag.
Asked why he, as a Christian, joined the line of pilgrims boarding a hajj flight, Joseph said: “I am a Nigerian, so I don’t believe in discrimination, whether you are a christian or Muslim”.
He also said that he wanted to be like Herbert Macaulay, whom he read, had travelled to London amidst difficulties.
Joseph also said that his mission was not to travel but only to visit the airport and come back.