Sunday, 29 June 2014


I came across this open letter to Wizkid from a certain fan and decided to share. I’m not going to judge, just read for yourself and tell me what you think! OPEN LETTER TO WIZKID Wizkid vividly I recalled back in 2011 dropping smash album”superstar”, with charts topping hits from holla at your boy to tease me, from don’t dull to pakurumo and more,you took the industry by storm,young,energetic and vibrant with unforgotten hits ,captivating voice and immense talent,grabbing awards and gracing expensive shows both home and abroad, no doubt a game changer, a perfect game changer ! Every young kid want to be Wizkid . Here came 2012,year of EME-cee, you took the shine of the crew,laced graceful and lovely hooks on 80% of the album songs,you so fly,hot and invisible. More shows and awards never stop rolling in. Starboy himself never seems unstoppable. And 2013, you seems superfly,you were at your very best,in between controversy and misunderstanding with your then manager (Osagie) and record label,EME Ent,u popped out singles- hits singles! Upto 20 singles ( a whole album) back to back rocking airways, topping charts in just 1yr, 1 year I repeat,smiles..bro here is a piece of advice putting out a lot of songs out in just 1 year is simply going to sell you short you still have a long way to go and no body does that in the world not even music icon Tupac, Jay Z and our very own Tuface idibia. Your style is monotonous- same style,same theme of songs all I heard is baby-baby-baby, huh! People are getting bored of hearing same thing every blessed day ,baby songs will never make you a legend, it will never take you anywhere,fine it will put couple of millions in your account, buy you designer clothes and gold chains and some expensive fancy cars but for how long will that be before the brand Wizkid vanished? Bob Marley,Tupac and Fela Anikulapo kuti became legends basically because of the unrivaled contents of their lyrics about life, reality, freedom and brutality of mankind,they did it for a long time and they did it perfectly. Wizkid, listen and listen carefully,you need to start buying songs like a real professional,you need to go back to your winning team(Osagie and Banky W), let them be in control of your career just like when you guys started back in 2010.Remember these people are well read and older thus they possessed lots of exposure and experience you might never get in the next 10yrs. You need to understand you are a big brand who has a name/image to protect, you need to step up your game, surround yourself with highly educated entertainment professionals not your so called semi-illiterate team.You need to understand the fact that the music industry is highly competitive,growing very fast with new artists springing up every blessed day.They are mean,hungary for fame and fortune and committed and simply want to dethrone you and the rest of reigning established artists. Take time to pen good and meaningful songs,get professional song writers and slap it with classy expensive videos not all those 2-seconds-one-spot videos you are giving us,they are not helping your brand. “Holla at your boy” and “pakurumo ” videos became big hits and highly successful just because their story lines were carefully written- perfect scripts,good directing with high budgets which I believe is the handwork of the master planner himself,Mr. Banky W.”The matter” was a very good song-great delivery, great breath control,lovely rhythm and killer beat but the beautiful song was killed by a cheap and conceptless video.Davido will spend his last penny to get good and well written songs and slap it with classy and High budgeted videos.He wasn’t a freak to have shot 3 videos for his hit song skelewu that shows he classy ,he’s professional, he wants the best,he has big taste ,he knows what he doings and what he wants .I see him doing different styles, very versatile, very diversify,tell me why he won’t grab those MTV awards and swept off heart of fans.Davido is practicing what I called PWMS-Professional Western Music Strategy i.e. buy songs, shoot classy videos and get good results,everybody does that around the world, that’s the professionalism, from Beyonce to Rihanna, Chris Brown to of course,the late legendary Michael Jackson. Banger Lee aka D banj aka Kinniun funfun will also spend his last to get the best producer to give him best of production and world class videos and massive promo same thing goes to the undisputed twins called “P square”.Stop doing things anyhow, stop giving us rush up jobs -production and videos,they are not helping your brand. Be more professional, be more committed, control your temper, control your ego,stop changing managements-it kills,your career,one management hasn’t finished implementing his strategy on you to excel in your career, you sacked him get another and start afresh, bro that’s career suicide! Respect your management, listen to them they are working round the clock to make you remain at nos 1,they are thinking for you to excel,stay humble,they are the drivers of your success,your success lies in the hands of thier great ideas and strategies.Stop the idea of I-can -do-it -by-myself just because you made couple of millions ,got fame and knew some OAPS and Djs, fame and fortune isn’t enough. It has killed many (artists) and will still kill more. Stop tightening hands over your career, you need to spend more on your career, if you don’t, it will die , money will stop coming in and might go broke .Incase you are wondering what this is, it’s no beef just a piece of advice material for you to get things right. Am your nos 1 fan, I respect your talent and hustle but I hate seeing my hero falling so has many other music lovers in Nigeria and beyond. I wanna see you doing music and doing it big for the next 10,20 years maybe more. Ayodele Ahmed Entertainment expert/song writer/artist manager. Fan Sends Wizkid An Open Letter NIGERIA GOSSIP @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Luis Suarez returns home to a hero's welcome after being booted out of the World Cup

Luiz Suarez returned to his native home of Uruguay yesterday June 27th to a hero's welcome after being booted out of the World Cup and banned from all football for four- months for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. Not only were hundreds of fans at Montevideo airport to welcome him, waving banners of support, but the president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, was also at the airport. Luis Suarez pictured above with his children, Benjamin and Defina as he greeted fans from his mother's home in Lagomar. Continue... Uruguay's president arriving the airport to receive Suarez Meanwhile, Giorgio Chiellini is not happy about FIFA's decision to ban Suarez for four months for biting him, a decision Uruguay says they will contest. On his official website, Chiellini criticized the punishment, calling it excessive. What he wrote below "Now inside me there's no feelings of joy, revenge or anger against Suárez for an incident that happened on the pitch and that's done. There only remains the anger and the disappointment about the match. My only thought is for Luis and his family, because they will face a very difficult period. I have always considered unequivocal the disciplinary interventions by the competent bodies, but at the same time I believe that the proposed formula is excessive. I sincerely hope that he will be allowed, at least, to stay close to his team-mates during the games because such a ban is really alienating for a player." @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Friday, 27 June 2014

BOMB BLAST @ Abuja the video

Shame to Nigeria Government and so called Boko Haram.. I just finished watching this video of Abuja Bomb blast and i am still crying...crying and crying. You will understand when you watch & Download the video.Here ->>. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Abuja bomb blast(watch here)

Shame to Nigeria Government and so called Boko Haram.. I just finished watching this video of Abuja Bomb blast and i am still crying...crying and crying. You will understand when you watch & Download the video.Here ->> @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football- related activity 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL™ 12/06/2014 - 13/07/2014 Media Release The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suárez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup™ match between Italy and Uruguay played on 24 June 2014. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that: · The player Luis Suárez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) (assault), and art. 57 of the FDC (an act of unsporting behaviour towards another player). · The player Luis Suárez is to be suspended for nine (9) official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June 2014. The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay’s next FIFA World Cup match(es), as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team’s subsequent official matches in accordance with art. 38 par. 2a) of the FDC. · The player Luis Suárez is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four (4) months in accordance with art. 22 of the FDC. · A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suárez in accordance with art. 21 of the FDC as follows: the player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban (point 3). The player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium in which the representative team of Uruguay is playing while he has to serve the nine- match suspension (point 2). · The player Luis Suárez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 100,000. The decision was notified to the player and the Uruguayan FA today. “Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field. The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez’s guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated,” said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Fifa hands Suarez nine-match ban & four-month global suspension

Fifa has issued Luis Suarez an nine-match ban and a four-month global suspension for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. With Uruguay having progressed to the World Cup second round by beating Italy 1-0, their goal coming shortly after the Azzurri star accused the forward of sinking his teeth into his shoulder, football's governing body began deliberations on Wednesday in the hopes of reaching a quick verdict. More to follow... @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Chelsea ‘make £16million transfer offer for Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike’ FOOTBALL

@LastßornNews(07060428346) Chelsea are hoping to wrap up a quick- fire deal for Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike after making a £16million bid for his services. Turkish newspaper Fanatik reports that Blues manager Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the forward, and decided to slap in the offer this week after watching him at the World Cup in Brazil. Emenike has helped the Nigeria team reach the knockout stages of the tournament, on the back of an excellent season at Fenerbahce, where he scored 12 goals and picked up nine assists. The 27-year-old only moved to Turkey last summer from Spartak Moscow in a £10million deal, but Fenerbahce are happy to make a quick profit on him.Emenike admitted recently he is desperate to move to the Premier League in the future, and a transfer could now be concluded quickly. ‘I have always dreamed of playing in England,’ he said. ‘If I get the opportunity to play in England – I wouldn’t turn it down.’ Chelsea are planning to overhaul their striker options with Diego Costa set to arrive from Atletico Madrid, while Romelu Lukaku, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba could all depart.

Luis Suarez Speaks On Biting Giorgio Chiellini

Uruguay's top striker, Luis Suarez has finally spoken on his alleged biting of Giorgio Chiellini in the match between Italy and Uruguay at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Liverpool striker was caught on camera biting the Italy defender during the match the South Americans won 1-0 courtesy of a solitary goal scored by Diego Godin. While commenting on the incident in an interview conducted by local reporters after his country's win which took them through to the knockout rounds, Suares played down the latest incident as 'just something that happens on the pitch'. The player who plays in the English Premier League, and who has twice been banned for biting an opponent, said: "These situations arise on the pitch, I've collided with his shoulder. It drove me a little crazy too, but these things happen on the pitch. There's no need to make a story out of it." * Luis Suares Also, Suarez's lawyer, Alejandro Balbi, has blamed England and Italy for the hype surrounding the Uruguayan striker's latest controversy. However, Balbi has confirmed that they are working on a defence and has insisted the confrontation has been blown out of proportion as a result of the Liverpool man's history. Football governing body, FIFA, has confirmed disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Uruguayan forward, who could be banned for up to two year over the incident . FIFA is expected to give a verdict on the alleged Suarez biting incident on Thursday, 26 June, 2014. Meanwhile, many football fans and pundits are united in their view Suarez should receive a lengthy ban for yet another apparent biting offence. Former England defender Danny Mills has gone a step further - insisting the Uruguayan should be 'thrown in jail and locked up forever'. * Suares captured biting Chiellini He said: "It has to be the longest ban in football ever. A worldwide ban, not just an international ban,' he said. 'It is the third time it has happened and it is a clear bite this time, in a tournament of this magnitude, the most watched tournament in the world. They have got to throw him in jail and lock him up forever." @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Why We Lost Against Argentina- Keshi

Head coach of Nigeria's Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi has revealed why they were defeated by Argentina in the final Group F game played at Porto Alegre in Brazil today, 25 June, 2014. Nigeria qualified for the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup despite falling to a 3-2 defeat to Argentina. Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi was at his brilliant best at the Estadio Beira-Rio on following up a stunning half-volleyed goal, which he scored in the third minute, with a superb free-kick on 45 minutes, as he tallied two goals. His efforts, though, were twice cancelled out by the equally impressive Ahmed Musa as the Eagles put in a spirited display. Musa scored the first when he picked up the ball on the left flank, and cut inside Zabaleta before expertly bending a curling effort beyond Sergio Romero who was in goal for the South Americans. * Keshi And he score the second to make it 2-2 just after resumption when he ran into a huge gap between the Argentina centre-backs and slotted past Romero, having been picked out by Emmanuel Emenike. The Nigerians eventually succumbed as Marcos Rojo's unorthodox finish five minutes after half-time ensured Argentina went through with a maximum haul of nine points. Speaking to newsmen on the defeat after the match, Keshi said: " I think the boys gave too much respect to our opponents especially in the first half." * Messi puts Argentina ahead of Nigeria When asked on the area he thinks work still need to be done before the African Champions's next match, Keshi said: " It is the same question you guys asked me every time and I keep telling you we would continue to work on every department of the team" Nigeria look likely to face France in the last 16, with Argentina on course to tackle Switzerland or Ecuador - with Group E set to be concluded later on Wednesday. * Musa curled in Nigeria's first goal Meanwhile, Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Iran 3-1 in Salvador to record their first World Cup win and deny the West Asians any chance of reaching the knockout stage. FIFA also announced Messi as the man of the match of the encounter between Nigeria and Argentina. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Between 20 And 50 Boko Haram Suspects Nabbed In Enugu

Between 20 and 50 suspected Boko Haram members were apprehended at Obollo Afor, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, on June 25, 2014, Wednesday. A group of suspected terrorists were travelling in a commercial luxury bus of a popular private commercial company, when it was stopped by security operatives. According to Punch, a team of the National Task Force on Small Arms was responsible for stopping the bus, plate number AKD816XG. The arrest of 20 suspects was confirmed by its reporter. At the same time, reports by DailyTrust state that 50 suspected terrorists were in the bus. Bags with army uniforms, some weapons and other items have been allegedly recovered by the security operatives. Related: 486 Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Abia State However, the Police Commissioner of Enugu State, Mohammed Abubakar, did not comment on the development, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident. Abubakar made this remark at the state police headquarters while parading four criminals, who were arrested for car snatching. The group of suspects was transferred to Enugu police HQ, and they have not been released by the time of filing the present report. The police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebere Maraizu, said the men are being interrogated. The police intends to know the exact route of their travel and why they had had camouflaged uniforms in their possession. Related: 87 Boko Haram Members Identified Among The 486 Travellers Arrested In Abia At the same time, the spokesperson said the suspects might be traders, not terrorists. However, he abstained from explaining why traders need military uniforms. It would be recalled that some of suspected Boko Haram members arrested in Abia between June 15-16, 2014, have provided valuable information to the military. However, many Nigerians, socio-political group tagged mass arrest as unlawful, insisted that travelling Northerners were traders. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Fashola: Fayose’s Victory Frightening To Democracy In Nigeria

Five days after Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Ayodele Fayose won the governorship election in Ekiti State, western Nigeria, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has described Fayose's victory as frightening to democracy in Nigeria. Fashola, who spoke with newsmen after a closed door meeting with Vice Chairmen of the 57 councils in Lagos, held at the State House, Marina, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria said the election is not foreclosed in view of the fact that people were induced with money to vote. The governor lamented that the Ekiti people voted for Fayose as a result of money, while ignoring the achievement of incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi in the state. "Even if Governor Fayemi is speaking too much English they don't understand, would they say his deputy and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly are speaking too much English too? It is a worrisome lesson to learn. However, the governor- elect still has criminal case to answer. * Lagos State Governor, Fashola "They have not told us what will happen to that case. Is that consistent with the behaviour of the people? There are issues that cropped up to ponder on and questions to ask. No incumbent governor has lost election like this in this country to my understanding. Is this the way to reward a governor that embarked on massive infrastructural development in Ekiti State," he asked. "So, the lessons that are supposedly coming out of Ekiti are frightening lessons for me. Lesson about whether the people of Ekiti are really saying that this was all about money and rice. This is because that is very easy to do. Developmental work is difficult to initiate and to execute. And developmental work that brings on change which is what every election asks for, will also from time to time occasion debates and policy thrust. And which legitimately must be criticized. "But it must be a very dangerous message to simply suggest that once you give people money, then this is the way it will happen. It is frightening for me in a democracy. But it raises the question of what we have been doing for seven years. Should we just be giving money and when people ask about security, we say that we have giving you money, go and rent your own security? * Governor-elect in Ekiti, Ayo Fayose "When people ask for healthcare, we say that you have collected money. Is that the model for development? These are lessons and I am not suggesting that we monopolise the debate about what the best policy is. But I am saying that there must be another side. There must be a debate. The debate that recognizes that development comes at a cost. And that even those that are privileged to serve, don't claim to have a monopoly of ideas," he added. It could be recalled that after the election was held on 21 June, 2014 and results announced by INEC on 22 June, 2014, governor elect, Fayose said that the reason he won the election was because of his familiarity with people living in the grassroots in Ekiti State. The former governor between 2003 to 2006 also met with Governor Fayemi in a closed door meeting where both sides were reported to have agreed to work together for the progress of the Ekiti people. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Abuja Explosion: Suspected Bomber Killed By Soldiers, Another Arrested

The Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, disclosed yesterday that one of the suspected bombers of Emab Plaza on Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2 in Abuja was killed by soldiers killed and arrested another. Photo from the Abuja bomb blast The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspects were shot and arrested by personnel of the Guards Brigade on patrol duty in the area, while attempting to flee the scene. One of them was said to have died later from gunshot wounds while a bag containing IEDs was also recovered from the suspects. Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Omeri said that the attackers came on a power bike and planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by the entrance of the shopping mall. He added that 21 persons had died from the blast while 17 others sustained injuries and several vehicles were damaged. According to report, the injured victims are receiving treatment at the National Hospital, Wuse General Hospital and Maitama General Hospital. Related: Kano Bomber Finally Caught During his visit to the Maitama hospital, FCT Minister Bala Mohammed assured the people that the Federal Government would foot the medical bills of the victims while also calling on residents to be very vigilante and report any suspicious movements to security agencies. Yesterday's bomb blast at Emab plaza is coming on the heels of an explosion which rocked Nyanya in Abuja in May, leaving many dead and several injured. Also, in April, an explosion rocked Abuja urban mass transport company limited garage under the bridge at Nyanya which left many dead. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

We Sell Human Parts To Pastors, Muslim Clerics ─ Suspects Shocking Confession

A gang of human parts sellers have been arrested by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad following a tip-off. The suspects The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, thereafter directed the SARS Commander, Abba Kyari to arrest the four- man gang identified as: Olakunle Ogunsola, Oyebamiji Olalekan, Rasheed Opeyemi and Akorede Wasiu. The gang members each confessed to the crime, revealing how much they buy the body parts, what they use the body parts to do and some of their buyers. 26-year-old Olakunle from Ilaro in Ogun State who is said to be the gang leader was arrested at the Ile Epo Market in the Oke Odo area of Lagos, Oyebamiji was caught at the Oja Oba Market in Abule Egba while the other two suspects, Opeyemi and Wasiu, were arrested in the Ajegunle and Ijaiye areas of Lagos respectively. The gang leader, Olakunle who is married with a child made a shocking confession that he had sold human parts to both Christian and Muslim clerics in the past saying: “I usually sell herbs at the Ile Epo Market. It was one Waheed Ajigbotoloun that introduced selling human parts to me. That was just last year October. He was my supplier too, and he told me he used to get them from Joju Cemetery in Sango Ota, Ogun State. “I didn’t always buy the human parts except when there was a request for them from my customers. Upon request, I have bought human skulls and meat from him for my customers. Some of them are pastors, imams, and native doctors too. I have sold human parts to two pastors this year, but I cannot remember the names of their churches.” Olakunle, however added that the meat which he buys between N6,000 to N10,000 could be any part of the human body saying: “The first pastor I sold to is based in Sango Otta, Ogun State. He paid me N24,500 for the parts. The clerics use these to make their congregations move forward. I also use some of the parts to make charm powder. “I am not the only seller in the market. There is also one Lukman, who we popularly call Oosa. But since I started, I have bought only six human skulls.” Olakunle claimed to have finished from the Lagos State University in February 2013 where he studied Accounting. He added that he financed his university education with proceeds from the sale of herbs and human parts. Oyebamiji , a 40-year-old man who hails from Ibadan, Oyo State also confessed to selling human parts to many people saying: “I have been a trader at the Oja Oba Market for the past three years. It is not that I sell only human parts. However, each of the part I sold went for between N6,000 and N7,000. The supplier told me he was getting them from the cemetery. I have sold five to six pieces. I know it was wrong to do this, but I was looking for money.” For 51-year-old Opeyemi, a native doctor from Ikirun, Osun State who said he bought the human parts to cure one of his patients in the past said: “I am an Alhaji and also a star reader. I had called prayers several times at a mosque in the Ajegunle. I used the human parts only once for the treatment of one of my patients. The boy was cured and I never bought human parts from anyone again.” Meanwhile Wasiu, a 31-year-old married man with four kids native doctor from Sango Ota, Ogun State, said he bought two human skulls to prepare concoctions for women looking for children and confessed to have bought each skull for N4,000. The police source said SARS men were still investigationing while adding that the suspects had confessed, naming more human parts buyers who had yet to be arrested. The Lagos State Police spokesperson, Ngozi Braide is yet to comment on the development. Share this story: @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Ethiopian PM Reveals Where Terrorists Get Funding From

Hailemariam Desalegn, the visiting Prime Minister of Ethiopia on Wednesday said members of the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram operating in Nigeria as well as the Al-Shabab operating in East Africa, get their funding from outside Africa. Boko Haram members The envoy, who is on a two-day visit to Nigeria, made this known while speaking at a joint press conference with President Goodluck Jonathan in State House, Abuja. Related: JUST IN: US Deploys Troops To Chad To Find Missing Schoolgirls According to him, terrorists resorted to suicide bombing because the government was winning the fight against insurgency. He stressed the need for leaders whose countries have been worse hit to cooperate to fight insurgency, adding that for the past 10 years the East African region had been fighting terrorism but needed more efforts in order to completely flush out terrorism from on African continent. "You know terrorism is not African agenda only. There has been terror attack in Boston, United States and many parts of the globe. So, it is not something that is new to Nigeria, Ethiopia and other African countries. It is a global phenomenon and you see that there was terror attack in Iraq recently and is expanding. We have to see it as a global phenomenon that has to be tackled together in unison. It should not be left to this or that region or this or that country. We have to bear in mind the genesis of this terrorism" Desalegn said. The Ethiopian leader Nigeria and his country had reached an agreement on the fight against terror with the countries' chiefs of staff working on the modalities. "We are working as one with Kenya to fight this terrorism and the chiefs of staff are in Nairobi, discussing how to fight this issue as we speak" he said. Related: EXPOSED: World Leaders Snub Jonathan's Appeal To Fight Terrorism - Obanikoro Responding, President Jonathan pointed out that Ethiopia had a longer history of terrorism when compared to us, and hinted that Nigeria had a lot to learn from the East African country's experience. Jonathan and Desalegn agreed that both countries would continue to exchange high level visits in order to promote and deepen mutual understanding as well as the cooperation that would bring permanent solution to the lingering war of terrorism in the African continent. Meanwhile, this week Nigeria has been under massive attacks from unidentified gunmen and suspected sect members. in southern Kaduna, the country capital Abuja, the troubled Borno as well as Adamawa states. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A bomb blast has occurred at popular shopping mall, Emab Plaza on Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2 in Abuja. Eyewitnesses said that the explosion occurred at about 4pm and that the fire service officials reportedly put out the fire at about 4:40 pm. The police have confirmed 21 dead, 17 others injured and 17 cars burnt in the explosion. The explosion apparently occurred at the gate of the busy plaza. According to Premium Times Emergency officials are still evacuating the injured and bodies to Maitama District Hospital and are requesting for more ambulances at Maitama District hospital "to transfer victims to other hospitals." As a result of the number of casualties it has been reported that some victims are receiving treatment outside the hospital premises. Meanwhile the medical Director at the Maitama General Hospital confirmed 12 dead and 35 injured with at least 30 bodies with three completely dismembered, several others injured and many cars burnt in the bomb blast. RELATED: Explosion In Abuja Leaves Scores Killed And Many Injured (Photos & Video) The Nigeria Police spokesperson, Frank Mba who has arrived the blast scene has confirmed it was a bomb explosion saying: ‘Our most important assignment now is to secure lives, secure crime scene," he said. He, however could not say the nature and type of the explosive used or confirm the number of casualties but he has appealed to Abuja residents to stay away from explosion area while stressing that the police is working with other security and emergency officials at the scene. Authorities are the scene of the blast are yet to confirm the mode of the attack. Although some traders claimed blast went off in a car that was driving into the mall, others claim the bombers rode on a bike and threw-in the explosive before speeding away. More senior police officials have continued to arrive at the scene of the bomb blast. Meanwhile a police officer have lamented the laack of security at the plaza saying: "Nothing, they don’t search cars, booths, anybody can just drive in," he said. The bomb blast is coming some months after an explosion rocked Nyanya in Abuja in May which left many dead and several others injured. Some more photos of the bomb blast below At the scene of the explosion it is reported that everywhere is calm while ecurity officers are still inspecting the scene which left deep hole at the spot of the explosion. The FCT minister, Bala Bohammed visited with promises of better security and the minister of the state, Olajumoke Akinjide also visited and promised free medical treatment for the injured. It would also be recalled that in April an explosion rocked Abuja which left scores of people dead and hundreds injured in the blast. Watch video of the bomb blast below Watch video @LastßornNews(07060428346)