Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Messi and Ronaldo top FIFA World Player of the Year 2014 list

Who should win it this year? World Football governing body, FIFA today October 28th released its Ballon D'or list for the 2013/2014 season aand usual nominees Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi top the list. Only one African made the list, Yaya Toure from Ivory Coast. See the full list after the cut and tell us who think should win this year... 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or shortlist: Gareth Bale (Wales) Karim Benzema (France) Diego Costa (Spain) Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Angel Di Maria (Argentina) Mario Gotze (Germany) Eden Hazard (Belgium) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) Andres Iniesta (Spain) Toni Kroos (Germany) Philipp Lahm (Germany) Javier Mascherano (Argentina) Lionel Messi (Argentina) Thomas Muller (Germany) Manuel Neuer (Germany) Neymar (Brazil) Paul Pogba (France) Sergio Ramos (Spain) Arjen Robben (Netherlands) James Rodriguez (Colombia) Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany) Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast) Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Monday, 27 October 2014

See GOBE::Commercial Motorcycles To Be Banned Nationwide By FG

The use of motorcycles as commercial means of transport in Nigeria, popularly known as ‘Okada’ or ‘Achaba’ may soon be banned throughout the country. Punch reports that the proposal for the ban was made by the National Council on Transport after its annual conference in Enugu State and endorsed by the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar. A statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport on Saturday evening stated that the ban of commercial motorcycle was one of the measures proposed towards adequate provision of safety and secure transportation in Nigeria. It said the recommendation was contained in a statement of the week long meeting which had in attendance all the state commissioners of transport, permanent secretaries, directors and officials in the federal and state ministries of transport across the country. The council advised all states in the federation to henceforth discourage the use of commercial motorcycles as a means of public transportation. “All states and the Federal Capital Territory have therefore been advised to establish a public transport system that ensure strict regulation of the operation of public passenger transportation system through a well- articulated management system for enhanced safety, security, effective and efficient service delivery,” the statement read. Adding further: “The states are to also develop master plans for the development of intelligent transport system to facilitate the development and management of their transport operations in line with emerging trends and global best practices.” The statement noted that the council also agreed that all commercial vehicles should be properly registered in each state while their enumeration should be carried out periodically to enhance safety and security. Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Nigeria's Super Falcons win 2014 African Women Championship

The Super Falcons of Nigeria this evening October 25th beat Cameroon 2-0 to win the 9th African Women Championship 2014 which took place in Namibia. Football stars Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala gave Nigeria the victory after scoring the two goals in the match. This will be the 7th time Nigeria has clinched the title. Thanks girls!! Super Falcons Asisat Oshoala was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

See what those dogs did to little Omonigho Abraham

The dogs that viciously attacked 4 year old Omonigho Abraham inside his compound in the Igando area of Lagos state on September 25th (read story here). The Lagos State Police Command paraded the two German shepherd dogs yesterday at its headquarters in Ikeja, Punch reports. According to the police, the dogs were paraded "so that the public would be convinced that they were still in police custody, and had not been released as was being rumoured." Really? Continue... Speaking about it, the Commissioner of Police, Cornelius Aderanti, said; "We have brought the dogs out so that the public would know that they are still in police custody. They have been examined and they show no negative trait. It is only the court that will decide what happens to them. The police cannot decide to kill the dogs.” Am I the only one who finds this weird? Anyway, the little victim, Omo, had asked that the dogs be killed but the police say it's up to the courts. Meanwhile the owner of the dogs, Stanley Wesley, was arrested and arraigned in court for negligence but has since been granted bail. The police say they are waiting for court order before euthanizing the dogs. God give his parents strengthSource: Punch Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Friday, 17 October 2014

Gov Rotimi Amaechi insults Nollywood practitioners to their faces, says they are products of circumstances

This would have been funny if it wasn't pathetic. According to a few Nollywood practitioners who were present at the Best of Nollywood Awards, which held last night in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, the governor of the state Rotimi Amaechi practically insulted Nollywood practitioners to their faces. According to a source who reached out to LIB, during his speech at the award after he gave veteran actress Liz Benson a Lifetime Achievement Award, Governor Rotimi said that people in Nollywood are products of circumstances/necessity. He said that the only reason they are in Nollywood is because they couldn't find other jobs, that if they had, they won't be actors. Rotimi said these actors studied sciences, law, medicine etc but because they couldn't find jobs, they embraced Nollywood. Present when he said this were Nollywood veterans including Liz Benson, Kenneth Okonkwo, Shola Sobowale, Desmond Elliot, Moses Inwang, Dickson Iroegbu, Bob-manuel Udokwu, Patience Ozokwor, Elvis Chuks, AY, Iyabo Ojo, Emem Isong and many others. Governor Rotimi also put two veteran actresses on blast. He told the crowd that he gives Joke Silva and Kate Henshaw bags of money whenever they come to Rivers state. And then claimed he was the one who encouraged Kate Henshaw to go into politics. Like that wasn't enough, Governor Amaechi then said he went into politics for money. Some of the Nollywood practitioners are angry about what the governor said and have asked the AGN to make sure it doesn't happen again. Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

If NFF Sack Me Today 3 Nations Are Ready To Hire Me —Keshi

Embattled Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi has revealed that if Nigeria Football Federation NFF sacks him today, there are three Africa countries ready to hire him. The former Eagles’ captain, who is on the job without a contract told AfricanFootball.com that he is not afraid of sack following the poor performance of his team in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and insisted that countries like Gabon, Angola and Equatorial-Guinea are ready to hire him if Nigeria fails to renew his contract. “It’s not about the game; it’s about other personal stuff. So, if tomorrow they say Keshi leave, there is no shaking because other two, three countries are waiting for me. My job is about hire and fire. “Right now I have been to other places I have coached before I have not been fired. If it comes down to Nigeria, I have been here before, qualified Nigeria for 2002 World Cup with Amodu Shaibu, we were asked to leave.” Keshi who said he is ready for the worst, disclosed that Nigerians are calling for his head, which according to him will be impossible for them to cut because the head belongs to him. He said on Brila FM early today that Nigerians can only call for the job as coach of the Eagles from him, “and this happens anywhere in the world,” he said. He, however, berated Nigerians for not having faith in his Eagles after they won the AFCON title in South Africa when all hope was lost. Keshi and his Eagles will on Wednesday in Abuja host Sudan, who are now third in the standings with three points. And next month, they travel to second-placed Congo, who defeated them 3-2 in Calabar in September, before they welcome Group A leaders South Africa. They must now have to win their remaining three matches and hope other results in the group go their way if they were to qualify for the championship.Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

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Yay! Actress Mercy Johnson Okojie gives birth to baby boy

Happy news! Star actress Mercy Johnson Okojie has given birth to her second child, a baby boy. She gave birth exactly 12.49am (American time) today October 15th at St Joseph Hospital, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Mother and child are said to be doing great! Big congrats to Mercy and her husband. Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Again Jail Break, Same Reaction

HOW many prison breaks would it take to secure our prisons? Like in Akure in July 2013, where armed robbers let 175 criminals loose, while freeing their colleagues, last week’s incident in Kirikiri, Nigeria’s prime jail, Kirikiri would soon be history. Before Akure there have been jail breaks in Ibadan, Warri, Bauchi, Kano, Abuja (at the anti-robbery detention centre), and Port Harcourt. The reactions have always been the same – media talks, promises to address the situation, and forgetfulness until the next criminals free themselves. A jail break is at one of the highest points of criminality. Its consequences depend on the criminals involved and their motives. What all these point at is that the authorities have failed to realise the importance of securing convicts and detainees. There is still a high tendency of dismissing the schemes criminals can plot even while in jail. More importantly, the reactions after jail breaks had been to descend on the prison authorities. We are aware that prisons are at the lowest rungs for budgetary allocations. Security at our prisons is left mostly to warders who are poorly armed and easily over powered. It has happened many times. Furthermore, the extent of the alertness, the number of warders deployed to man these facilities, and the equipment at their disposal make the jail breakers’ job easier. The most recent incident is rooted in inmates’ anger at being denied their rights. Abuses of prisoners’ rights are plentiful, from miserable meals to their poor living places. Medicals are barely available. None of these would be surprising, considering how Nigerians who are not in jail live. If one listens to Abba Moro, the Minister of Interior, little, would be done. Without an investigation, Moro has given congestion as one of the reasons for the commotion that claimed lives. It is an old story. For more than 15 years of civil rule, committees, conferences, and similar conjectures have been thrown at prison congestion. They achieved nothing. Kirikiri Medium, for instance has 2,536 inmates, by the latest census. Only 98 or less than five per cent, are convicts, the remaining 2,434 are awaiting trial, a plight they share with more than 36,000 others across Nigeria. Comptroller General of Prison Zakari Ibrahim told a House of Representatives Committee that of 50,601 inmates in the various prisons, 36,934 were awaiting trial. Last June, Moro said 70 per cent of inmates were awaiting trial. The over-crowding in our prisons should be treated as emergency. It is a tasking process that would see Nigeria tackling unemployment and changing the slow gears that drive the justice system. Like earlier prison incidents, Kirikiri is a symptom, not the illness. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Horn-Free-Day: Mixed feelings as Lagos moves to tackle noise pollution

Mixed feelings have continued to trail efforts of the Lagos State Government to tackle the menace of noise pollution in the metropolis, whose population is put at 21 million. While speaking last Thursday, at the First Lagos Drivers’ Appreciation Day, a programme organised by the state‘s Ministry of Transportation, at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry House, Alausa, Ikeja, to sensitise drivers on the maiden horn-free day slated for tomorrow, the state governor, Babatunde Fashola called on residents, particularly, motorists to desist from activities capable of generating needless noise in the state, saying a noiseless society is possible. At the occasion, where no fewer than 25 distinguished professional drivers were rewarded for obeying traffic regulations, Fashola had affirmed that noise pollution can be reduced in the state, if residents collaborate with government just as they did in the containment of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. As typical of various Lagos metropolis and suburbs from the Island to the Mainland, such as Apapa, Ikeja, Alagbado, Iyana-Iba, Alabarago, Okokomaiko, Ajegunle, Ojuelegba, Mushin, Oshodi, Ikotun, Iyana-Ipaja, Ojota, Ketu, Mile 12, Mile 2, CMS, Igando among others, the blaring horns from vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles is usually so deafening to behold. A recent research by the National Research Centre states that noise levels produced in different sources at different times of the day are well over the level set by the Environmental Protection Agency and that noise pollution do contribute to many health problems. Thus, environmental experts put harmful noise level at 70 decibels and above, while the global standard for measuring noise puts 90 decibels as rather too high and harmful to human health. Against this backdrop, the state government instituted “a day without horn in the state.” Tomorrow, it is expected that motorists, especially commercial bus drivers, sirens from emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police escorts among others are expected to limit the use of their vehicle horn as sparingly as possible. LASG’s preparedness In preparedness, the state’s Ministry of Transportation and all affiliated agencies, the Drivers’ Institutes, the Transport and the Law Enforcement Institutes, with about 3,000 men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, are expected to implement as well as monitor and ensure maximum compliance by motorists on the day. The governor said: “This initiative is for our own good, it is for our own health, it is for our own life. It is not because Governor Fashola said so. It is not because Lagos State Government said so. It is simply because it is good for us. Doctors have told us it is for our own ultimate good. “What we see in a way that we now choose to live is that because we live in a very noisy environment, which we can really diminish, we tend to be very noisy ourselves. We speak at the top of our voices, we play music at very high decibels and we do very many things at very high levels.” According to him, the campaign against noise pollution was a response to the petitions and complaints of “citizens and tax payers who, on daily basis, write and petition us that somebody is preventing them from sleep either from the noise they are making or from other uncharitable activities they are carrying on without regard for the wellbeing of their neighbours.” Fashola said in some other parts of the world, one could spend days on their roads and would not hear any noise from the horn. He further recalled, “Occasionally, when you hear a siren you know something has gone wrong in that system; you know that either an ambulance is on its way to an emergency or firemen are on their way to a fire or policemen are tracking and chasing criminals; and I said why should we be different, are we not Nigerians?. “Reduction in noise pollution would clearly bring about better life, a healthier life and a more prosperous life. If you and I make the commitment to do something positive in order to reduce noise, clearly you and I will benefit.” Similarly, in her lecture titled, “Noise Pollution Is Too Serious To Be Ignored,” the guest lecturer, at the event, Dr. Kubie Layeni-Adeyemo, described noise as an unwanted sound, noting that if it is not below 70 decibels, it is like spending a day in a factory full of noise. She cited such noise to include those from generators, aircraft, and even dogs, stressing that noise pollution contributes to many health problems. According to her, such health problems caused by noise pollution include “partial or permanent deafness, loss of concentration, nervous breakdown and other physical and psychological problems. Noise pollution is excessive noise which may harm our activity or balance of human or even animal life.” On his part, the state commissioner for transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, assured residents that Lagos drivers have been mobilized for the day, adding that all the motor parks in the state are wearing banners put up by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and other stakeholder unions, even as contact had also been made with drivers’ employers within and outside the state for the occasion. Opeifa, who said the Drivers’ Appreciation Day programme is initiated to celebrate those drivers who have contributed to safe driving habits on the roads, however said that government would not sanction any driver for honking on the horn-free day. This is even as he stated that the state government’s desire to promote safety on the road, made it set up the Lagos State Drivers Institute in 2009 to retrain, re-certify drivers and correct the deficiencies identified in their drivers’ behaviours. Mixed feelings However, despite this assurances, when Vanguard visited parts of the state’s metropolis, commercial bus drivers, tricyclists and motorcyclists, who spoke to us, gave several reasons they make use of their automobile horns while driving. While some said they blare their horns to draw the attention of other road users to steer clear their right of way, others said they blare their horns to call-in passengers into their vehicles. This is even as a few others said they blare their horns to call the attention of friends for greetings, as they drive. Also, while some drivers said they were aware of the horn-free day, as their unions have sensitised them about it, others however feigned ignorance of the day, adding that it was difficult not to honk or blare the horns of their vehicles considering the congested nature of the state. Why we honk our horns-Drivers Lukman Akinlawal, a driver who plies the Apapa- Ojuelegba route, who stated that he was unaware of the horn-free day said: “I am just getting the information from you now. Though, I have not seen any of the Lagos State officials coming to our garage to sensitise us about this day. ‘’I make use of my horn because most Lagosians are usually absent-minded while on the road, especially because of the myriads of personal and family problems they are faced with. For instance, I had hit a passer-by some time ago, who just jumped into the road without looking carefully. It took the man four days in the hospital before he could remember where he was. According to the man, the only thing he could remember was that he alighted from a commercial bus and just walked into the busy expressway.’’ Another driver, Adebayo Adesokan, who plies the Ajegunle-Ojuelegba route said: “Our National Union in Ajegunle gave us circulars yesterday (Thursday) to intimate us of the October 15 horn-free day. I honk my vehicle horn at occasions when some of my colleagues who are bus drivers carelessly pick and disembark passengers on the road. So, I use my vehicle horn to call their attention to steer clear off the road.’’ Olamilekan Ahmed, who plies the Ojuelegba-Ojota route said he was aware of the day. He said: “I am aware of the day. I had already disconnected my vehicle horn last week, because I thought it was last Wednesday that the horn-free day was to be observed. However, considering the congested nature of Lagos, it is near impossible for drivers not to use their vehicle horns while driving. Like yesterday, just along the Ikorodu road, a young man was just walking aimlessly on the busy road. Despite my blaring of horn, the young man couldn’t still leave the road. It took the intervention of a soldier inside the my bus, who tapped him on the back, before he left the road. The vehicle horn is very important that it can never be relegated to the background. But let us try it first on October 15, to see how it will work.” A driver who plies the Ketu-Ojota route, but pleaded anonymity lashed at the his colleagues who are drivers saying, “The horn-free day can’t happen here in Lagos. For example how will it be enforced on all these boys (drivers) that run the Ketu-Ojota routes without clothes but just singlet. Those boys just see their horns as a toy, so they will never obey that day. For me, observing the day will be possible because I don’t have horn, I only use my lights to call the attention of other drivers obstructing my right of way.” However, Oluwaseyi Faro, a tricyclist who plies the Yaba route said he was not aware of the day but noted that it was impossible for him not to use his tricycle horn while driving. His words: “I have not heard about the horn-free day, our union has not informed me. However, I honk my tricycle horn to draw the attention of other road users obstructing my right of way. So, government wants me to kill and inflict injuries on pedestrians, who walk aimlessly into the road. Infact, I am going to use my horn always. That directive is not for me. Lagos is too congested to observe this kind of regulation.” @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Monday, 13 October 2014

Fantastic!! Fashola Declares October 15 Horn Free Day In Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday explained the idea behind his administration’s initiative, “Horn Free Day” coming up on October 15, 2014, describing it as a step towards sensitizing residents to the harmful effects of noise pollution. Speaking at the State’s first “Lagos Drivers’ Appreciation Day” held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry House, Alausa, Ikeja, Governor Fashola said that the Horn Free Day was an initiative of his administration to persuade citizens that there is a better way to live than indulging in noise pollution which has been found to be harmful to their health. Re-enforcing the remarks of the Guest Lecturer who put the harmful noise level at 70 decibels and above, the Governor said that there was need to bring this figure down significantly because according to the global standard for measuring noise, “90 decibels is rather too high and harmful to human health”. “It is for our own good, it is for our own health, it is for our own life. It is not because Governor Fashola said so. It is not because Lagos State Government said so. It is simply because it is good for us. Doctors have told us it is for our own ultimate good”, the Governor said. According to him, “What we see in a way that we now choose to live is that because we live in a very noisy environment, which we can really diminish, we tend to be very noisy ourselves. We speak at the top of our voices, we play music at very high decibels and we do very many things at very high levels”. The Governor pointed out that the campaign against noise pollution was a response to the petitions and complaints of “citizens and tax payers who, on daily basis, write and petition us that somebody is preventing them from sleep either from the noise they are making or from other uncharitable activities they are carrying on without regard for the well being of their neighbours.” He further recalled, “Occasionally, when you hear a siren you know something has gone wrong in that system; you know that either an ambulance is on its way to an emergency or firemen are on their way to a fire or policemen are tracking and chasing criminals; and I said then that why should we be different, are we not Nigerians?” Saying that such a change should start from Lagos, Governor Fashola expressed joy that the Ministry of Transportation and all its affiliated agencies, the Drivers’ Institutes, the Transport and the Law Enforcement Institutes, have all taken the Horn Free Day challenge up to the level of implementation. He declared, “We are gathered here today to sensitize ourselves in preparation for the day we have chosen as a Horn Free Day; the No-Noise day or whatever you chose to call it, but let us just bring down the noise in our society. On that day we will not be gathering like this. Each one of us and all of us will be consciously doing something to start this very exciting journey in order to reduce noise in our society”. The Governor charged the audience, “I want you to remember as we leave here today that starting from the 15th of October, whether we reduce noise or not starts from you and I. If you and I make the commitment to do something positive in order to reduce noise, clearly you and I will benefit”@LastßornNews(07060428346)

Military Arrests Soldiers Caught Leaking Secrets To Boko Haram

Boko Haram can not really thrive without inside help, hence the military need to be more vigilant. I heard they have arrested several soldiers, who were discovered to have leaked vital security information on the troops’ strategies and tactics to Boko Haram that led to a series of ambush and killing of over 30 Nigerian soldiers by the rag-tag terrorists in recent times. Sources say ,most of the arrested soldiers serve as orderlies or ADCs to Commanders of Troops on the field. Can you imagine that? “The situation became so bad that there was mutual suspicion among fellow commanders, the Brigade headquarters and even the Division headquarters. But at last, the moles were found out to be some of the orderlies and aides of Commanders. What they do is that after operational briefings and troops take off, these moles immediately pass on the information through calls.” According to Vanguard, the alleged moles among the soldiers leaked the information on the deployment of soldiers from Maimalari Barracks in April this year to the terrorists which led to an ambush and killing of so many soldiers of the 101 Battalion that consequently led to soldiers’ mutiny and the shooting at the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Major General Ahmed Mohammed. His armoured official car saved his life. It further gathered that the activities of these moles may have been responsible for the recent shooting of the Nigerian Airforce Alpha Jet on September 12 which took off from Yola airport and was reported missing until Boko Haram terrorists said they shot it down and killed one of its pilot, which was confirmed by the Facebook account of friends of the military. Speaking under condition of anonymity, a reliable source said Commanders on the field had for long wondered how information on strategies for deployment, type of weaponry and fall back tactics easily filtered out to the terrorists to the extent that soldiers’ movement, timing of deployment, and routes to take, became known to Boko Haram insurgents. Asked why it was difficult to discover the traitors before now, the source said, “Who will suspect that an orderly or the ADC of a Commander will be the one giving out information. He does everything for the Commander and he is with him all the time. He is the last person that would be suspected. But thank God, they have been exposed; the truth is now known”. Already, the source noted that a Board of Inquiry (BOI) has been set up to carry out further investigations into the activities of the traitors and to try to find out if there were fellow fifth columnists still existing among the troops, after which a General Court Martial will be constituted to try the soldiers for Criminal Conspiracy among others. Also, Vanguard was told at the weekend that six officers taking part in the offensive to flush out the terrorists from the Adamawa axis recently shot themselves in parts of their bodies that were not life threatening with a view to escape being drafted to the battle field to confront Boko Haram terrorists. After allegedly shooting themselves in the arm, hip, foot and making sure that the bullets did not affect any bones in these parts of their bodies, the officers ran to a military hospital and claimed that they were shot by terrorists. Medical experts attached to the hospital in Vintim, after carrying out several checks and x-rays on the gunshot wounds, discovered that the officers had ‘clean gunshot wounds’ which meant the injuries were 99% self inflicted. Vanguard gathered that the Army High Command ordered that further medical tests be carried out to be doubly sure and that the x-rays were sent to Abuja where experts did further analysis and came out with the same results of ‘Clean Gunshot Wounds’.@LastßornNews(07060428346)

How I fell in love with 13-yr- old girl, 60-year-old man confesses

BENIN—TWO persons were shot dead at the early hours of yesterday in a suspected war between two rival cult groups in Benin, just as the Edo State Police Command paraded 46 suspected armed robbers, cultists and child defilers, including a 60 years old man who defiled a 13- year-old girl. The killings shocked residents of Oluku area as they woke up to see two dead bodies dropped by the road side. The Edo State Police Commissioner, Funso Adebanjo, who paraded the 46 suspects, said the police were on the trail of the killers, whom he described as “useless”. Some of the items recovered from the suspects included 20 guns, 192 live cartridges, 9 cars and 12 cutlasses. Adebanjo recalled that “early this month, we paraded 68 suspected criminals and today we are parading 46 suspected criminals made up of armed robbers, kidnappers and people involved in rape, defilement of minors and people waging war against communities. “These people were rounded up from different parts of the state. The command remains grateful to the people of the state for their support so far. We all must collaborate with the police and I am happy Edo is the safest state in the South-South. But we are worried about old men defiling little children, we must kick against that in our society. “Honestly, the situation is worrisome and those of them who are involved in it must be dealt with. If it is a curse we will clear it from their heads because their action for me, is madness” he stated. The 60 year-old Edekin Ojaogbe, who defiled a 13-year- old girl, confessed his sins to Vanguard. His words: “I was at home when this girl went to the toilet. I called her and told her that I need her. She now came to me, we entered my room and I locked the door and the window and I slept with her. “It was later when I went to mould block that I was told that policemen from Afuze came to arrest me. “My people begged the girl’s parents but they were angry. I have slept with her three times because I love the small girl. “I was married, but I am not with my wife anymore. I have three children.” @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Why I asked for a divorce from my ex-husband

Embattled Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has been explaining to whoever cares to listen why she decided to walk out of her five-year old marriage unceremoniously. According to the actress, she demanded for a divorce from her ex-husband because of a lot of irreconcilable differences. Contrary to reports that, her ‘barren marriage’ crashed following allegations of infidelity levelled against her by her husband, Ini Edo refuted the allegation, saying that she never cheated her husband since they got married. In a tweet, confirming breaking up with her husband, Ini Edo alleged that “There is a conscious and malicious attempt at tarnishing my image. This saga is familiar, let’s not forget the past. Thanks and God bless.” Ini Edo got married to her US-based husband, Philip Ehiagwina, about five years. The couple who lived separately for most of their marriage life decided to formally split in early August. There were reports that Ini’s people have even returned the bride price paid by Philip in 2008. She has since removed her husband’s name from her social media accounts and she also removed wife from her bio on instagram. The marriage did not produce any child. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Thunder kills three teenagers in Ogun

ABEOKUTA—Tragedy struck yesterday, at Ijale Ijaka Street in Ijoun, Ayetoro area in Yewa South local government area of Ogun state when thunder struck and killed three teenagers. The tragic incident, which occurred during a heavy rainfall reportedly killed Sunday Mulero,13, Dare Olaifa,15 and Sodiq Segun, 15. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the incident. Adejobi in a statement said , the information made available to the Police Public Relations Officer of the command by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ayetoro Division revealed that the young boys were “playing “outside their house when the thunder struck and killed them instantly. “The Divisional Police Officer with his police operatives,who responded to distress calls put to them,rushed down to the scene to possibly rescue the teenagers but were confirmed dead immediately on arrival at the hospital.The corpses were kept in the mortuary for necessary actions. “The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye has described the incident as unfortunate. He then sympathized with the families of the deceased and prayed for God’s mercies and protection over other members of the affected families. “The Police boss therefore seizes this opportunity to advise the general public to learn from the past so as to adjust our futures,and warn our children to desist from playing under heavy rainfall or engage themselves in any “dangerous” activities that could make their lives precarious to them,for this particular incident had occurred on many occasions in Ogun State and in many other states. “CP Ikemefuna Okoye reassures the good people of Ogun State the command’s readiness to harness all available resources to achieve effective policing of the state”, he said@LastßornNews(07060428346)

Mobilize Nigerians against Boko Haram, Ezekwesili tasks Jonathan

ABUJA—Former Minister of Education and one of the Coordinators of BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, campaign group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, weekend tasked President Goodluck Jonathan to take the front seat in mobilising Nigerian citizens against the Boko Haram insurgents. Oby Ezekwesili Dr. Ezekwesili, who wept while addressing members of the BBOG at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, at the special sit- out to mark the 180 days that the 219 girls were kidnapped by the insurgents, said the power to mobilise Nigerians against their common enemy rests with the President. She noted that it was time for the President to convey the message of a strong nation, against the current global perception of the country as a weak nation, particularly in its war against terrorism and rescue activities to bring home the abducted secondary school girls in Chibok. She lamented that the President had not displayed the strong character that Nigerians and the international community expected him to show in the struggle to rescue the missing girls. Ezekwesili said: “First, I would expect our President to convey a message of a strong nation. Nigeria is not a weak country by every standard. “There’s a way to convey the message that does not seem to imply that when citizens like those that have been advocating for the rescue of the girls call for rescue, they are told to go and talk to the terrorists. “To me, that’s not what a nation tells the citizens. A nation state is strong by virtue of the fact that it is the entity that has the monopoly of the coercive apparatus, that is, the security instrumentation. And for me I believe that there’s that strength of character that is necessary for us to be able to win this war. ”I think mobilising the citizens is unfortunately has been the most divisive thing of our modern day Nigeria. “How can we be divided in a time of a such like terrorism and the capacity to mobilise Nigerians lies in the President. It is the President that must mobilise the entire citizenry to face the common enemy. That’s what the kind of expectation that will make a difference. But now so far there’s been no such from the President.” She also condemned the fact that the federal government’s approach to the rescue of the missing girls had not been persuasive since April 14 when they were abducted by members of Boko Haram. “I don’t think government has done enough. You know there’s a way something is done and it persuades a you that there’s a certain level of credibility, diligence in the pursuit of an objective to come to true. Unfortunately it has not been so in this particular case. It has not been persuasive at all,” she said. Speaking on the military actions so far taken to rescue the girls, Dr. Ezekwesili said a lot still needed to be done saying. “I don’t think that anyone of us as Nigerians will say we are comfortable with the result so far. There’s a lot that needs to be done. “We have had our own citizens who are also military and security personnel who also fall victims of this insurgency. So in every sense of the war, we are affected as a people . We don’t want our military to die,” she added. She remarked that the Safe School Initiative being implemented by the Federal Government would not instil confidence in the Nigerian child in school unless the abducted girls were brought home. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Woman who allegedly transformed from a bird dies in hospital

The woman who eyewitnesses claim fell from tension wire while flying as a bird and turned into this woman pictured above at Cappa B- stop, Oshodi on Friday Oct. 10th (read here), has died in hospital. Witnesses claim they saw a bird flying around the area around 12noon that Friday afternoon, then the bird hit a high tension clable and then transformed into a badly burnt woman. Policemen arrived the scene as a crowd gathered the supposed 'witch' and took her to the hospital.. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, told Punch that the woman died in hospital and her body has been deposited at the Mainland General Hospital’s morgue. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Here's what supposedly caused the riot at Kirikiri Prisons yesterday

There were reports earlier yesterday that inmates of Kirikiri Medium Prisons attempted a jail break leading to the death & injury of many. But according to new reports, it may not have been a jail break Now this is not confirmed but according to someone who is involved in Prison Outreach and was supposed to be at prison tomorrow, he got a mail from the co-ordinator of the outreach informing them that their visit has been cancelled due to an incident at the prison this afternoon. In the email that was sent out, what happened at the prison was explained. See it after the cut... Please be advised that the Prison Outreach for tomorrow at Kirikiri Prisons has been cancelled. Apparently, at the Kirikiri Medium Prison , the inmate GO bought himself a microphone and a fan with his own money today and the Deputy Controller of the prison did not approve of it. The DCP ordered the GO to be locked up in isolation. This infuriated the inmates and demanded the release of the GO. A mob of inmates started throwing stones at the authorities. Hence, DCP ordered the Prison Mobile Unit to shoot on sight. Shots were fired sporadically into the inmates and scores are dead. I was informed that the K-9 Unit was also dispatched into the inmate population. The GO has been bitten several times and in critical condition. Please be praying for him and the entire inmate population. Some of the ones who died might not have had any contact with family members since their incarceration. I will keep you keep you all posted on developments. Shalom @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Friday, 10 October 2014

Emeka Ike Reveals Names Of Movie Producers That Sleep With Actresses For Roles

Mechanical Engineer-turned Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike has pointed accusing fingers at some Nollywood bigwigs for sleeping with actresses in exchange of roles. The Nollywood actor, who had marital challenges earlier this year has made it known in a recent interview how sad he is with the modus operandi of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria. He made it known that the Ibinabo Fiberesima-led tenure which is still ongoing can only be compared to the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah, where producers sleep with actresses to give them role while they practice homosexuality with the males. PulseNG reports that while addressing newsmen at the 2nd edition of the City People’s Political Award held recently in Lagos, the Imo State born actor, revealed that the Nollywood is full of decays which must not be transferred to the next set of fresh generation that will opt in their career. The actor who is seen as a controversial one because of his straightforward reactions on issues in the movie industry in Nigeria has been involved in a running battle with the body since he declared his intention to lead the guild, and believes he is the only one who can rescue what he calls a dying movie industry. Emeka went on to mention names of people who he feels are ‘ruining’ the tune of events in the Nigeria movie industry. He was quoted saying: ”There are five people who have taken the laws of Nigerian movie industry into their hands. They are Emma Ogugua, Murphy Stephen, Sunny McDon, Okey Bakassi and Ifeanyi Dikeh. These five people registered Actors Guild of Nigeria as their personal business. No other individual can come in. My first concern is to clean up Nollywood, clean up AGN. Every Nigerian youth want to act movies now, what future are we leaving for them? Where are they going to write their names? The two bedroom in Surulere where they would ask you to come and grace their beds before they give you roles? Where they would make you join a g*y group or l*****n group before they talk to you? Nollywood has gotten so bad that you must either strip and grace their beds or join the g*y or l*****n group to belong. The people at the helm of affairs are the ones killing Nollywood. Some of us the well-known actors don’t even know their rights. I dare say it again, they don’t. Nobody can come out to challenge me. We built this industry with pain. Those who are at the helm of affairs now, people don’t even know them in the movies. They just came in and messed everything up. Ibinabo has been acting as the president of AGN for years now, but with her case as an ex-convict, do you have any moral justification to recognize her as the president? The court case is still on and the war continues. That wasn’t the industry I founded. My daughter will not to go into that industry tomorrow and they would say she must sleep with one of them to get a role. Neither would my son be a part of Nollywood that is full of immoralities.”@LastßornNews(07060428346)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Google restores Linda Ikeji Blog after she threatens to dump blogspot service

The past few days has been a bit of a hurricane for NIgeria’s most successful blogger, Linda Ikeji as her online asset was taken down by Google after a complaint from one Mr. Aye Dee, a friend turned foe. According to information posted by Linda, Aye Dee whose full name is Mukhtar Alexander Dan’Iyan confessed to reporting her to Google because she did not reply his emails and messages for over a year. Excerpts of a recent conversation between Linda and Aye Dee were posted on Linda’s blog by the blogger and it depicted a deeply troubled Mukhtar who was afraid and angry Linda was deliberately ignoring him and decided to take matters into his own hand by terminating her blog. Linda Ikeji summarized the episode thus, “You see, my good friend and biggest supporter Alex 1976AD told me he was Mr Aye Dee. The same guy who started this. The guy that got Google to shut down my blog. It wasn’t about plagiarism or copyright infringement. “Mr dear friend Alex 1976AD aka Mr Aye Dee wanted to be back in my life and he felt the best way to get my attention again was to shut down a blog I’ve slaved for almost eight years. And because he knew what to do and had the resources, he succeeded.” In the exposé, Linda said Google let him succeed by not checking with her before yanking her blog off the internet. Google however restored her blog yesterday but not after Linda had already threatened to dump their blogspot hosting service and take her business elsewhere. Her words, “I’ve been in touch with the people at Google…some of them say they may return the blog but I’m no longer interested. If they can’t protect me from people like Alex/Aye Dee, then there’s no point continuing to do business with them. I’m going to continue blogging from my own domain name – lindaikejionline.com. (cyber- squatters have taken everything else)”. It seems Linda is happy to have her old domain with Google back,although it is expected that she will move her business somewhere she can feel more secure. @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Google Finally Explains Why Linda Ikeji’s Blog Was Deleted

Google has finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding Linda Ikeji’s blog, explaining why it was removed. Google’s Manager for Communications and Public Affairs, Anglo-Phone West Africa, Taiwo Kolade-Ogunlade explained to Punch newspaper why the popular news site had to be removed. “To respect the rights of copyright holders, Google clearly spells out how users of its products and services can get permission to use someone else’s intellectual property such as text, songs, images and footages. Google is no respecter of anybody when it came to the issues of copyright infringement, copyright is a big deal. “Google as an organisation takes issues of copyright seriously and belongs to a group of digital companies that respect copyrights. “Copyright is a big deal and this is why you can’t just go and pick up another person’s intellectual property or content and lay claim to its ownership. “That is why we have copyright guidance. I don’t know if Linda picked up any content and I don’t know what content is the bone of contention-neither have I looked into the complaints personally. “But it is not a case of witch-hunting and has nothing to do with Linda Ikeji’s personality or anyone else because there is a process, and irrespective of who you are in the world, that process would apply to you. “It has become imperative for online entrepreneurs to respect the rights of copyright holders noting that the Internet community should be built on mutual trust and general respect. “Let’s respect other people’s rights and intellectual property. Making money off other people’s content without permission is wrong. Although the Internet is inanimate, it is the content on it that gives it life. These are the issues. “Whenever owners of online contents come after you accusing you of using their content, it is because they have families to feed and businesses to sustain. “People should also understand that copyrights does not only apply to text, but also extends to literary works, images and photographs, music files and MP3s, movies, movie trailers and videos as well as software.” @LastßornNews(07060428346)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Linda Ikeji's Blog Deleted

A visit to Linda Ikeji's blog on www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com reveals the screen below. We reported earlier that Linda Ikeji had issues with a blogger, Mr. Aye Dee and Google over copyright material, a case which Google had already begun to look into. Things took an interesting twist when the gossip blogger released personal information about the man who she believed was witch hunting her. She wrote a post dedicated to that, shunning him as someone who was against her progress. As at when we visited her site, we saw the screen above. [Update] Interestingly, her mobile site is still functional as at the time of this update. Linda Ikeji, on the other hand, has taken to twitter to reassure her ardent readers: @LastßornNews(07060428346)